Miscellaneous Carroll County, Tennessee Obituaries
 
OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2001

Lou Sexton
MCKENZIE: Services for Lou Ellen Roark Sexton, 79, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Sexton, a homemaker formerly of McKenzie and church organist for First Methodist Church of McKenzie, died Thursday, May 31 in Carrollton, Georgia of cancer. She is survived by her husband, James Douglas Sexton; a daughter and son, Susan Lee Sexton and Bruce Allen Sexton, both of Carrollton, Georgia and formerly of McKenzie and two brothers, Walter Lee Roark, Jr. of Powder Springs, Georgia and Hugh W. Roark of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Stoker. Local services were held Friday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Carrollton, Georgia.

Lloyd Forrest
HOLLOW ROCK: Services for Lloyd Junior Forrest, 69, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 1 at Bruceton Funeral Home with the Rev. J. D. Abbott officiating. Burial was in the Mount Comfort Cemetery near Yuma. Mr. Forrest, a retired truck driver for Mid-Way Materials, died Tuesday, May 29 at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis of accidental burns. He was born May 20, 1932 in Carroll County to the late Lloyd Horace Forrest and Gladys Lane Forrest. He was also preceded in death by two wives, Helen H. Forrest and Anita Forrest. He is survived by a daughter and son, Barbara Ann Chandler of Bruceton and Charles Ricky Forrest of Millen, Georgia; three brothers, Austin Forrest and Aubrey "Toddler" Forrest, both of Bruceton, and Walter Forrest of Camden; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Zella Morgan
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Zula B. Williams Morgan, 80, were at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 1 at Reed's Chapel in Lexington. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery in Carroll County. Mrs. Morgan, a homemaker and retired from the New Lennox (Illinois) School District, died Wednesday, May 30 at home in Cedar Grove of heart disease. She is survived by her husband, Lindon Morgan of Cedar Grove; a daughter and son, Jilly Kelley and Jeff Morgan, both of New Lenox, Illinois and a brother, Clayton "Doc" Williams of Lexington.

Jerry Henry
GREENFIELD: Services for Jerry Don Henry, 55, were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at Williams Funeral Home. Burial was in the Highland Cemetery. Mr. Henry, an employee of MTD of Martin, died Thursday, May 31, at home of cancer. He is survived by his mother, Etta Henry of Greenfield; three sons and a daughter, Donnie Henry and Ronnie Henry, both of Greenfield, Tommy Malone of Memphis and Sue Brewer of Sharon; two brothers and a sister, Dal Henry of McKenzie, Danny Joe Henry of Greenfield and Lois Williams of Jackson.

John Cunningham
ATWOOD: Services for John Calvin "J.C." Cunningham, 82, were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at Mount Olive Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Cunningham, a dry cleaner, died Sunday, May 27 at Milan General Hospital of heart disease. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Mae Cunningham of Atwood; four daughters and two sons, Diana Gail Mann, Wilma Janice Cunningham, Pamela Jean Cunningham, E. J. Cunningham and William Anthony Cunningham, all of Atwood and Charlotte Lee Porter of Jackson. Bond Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Carrell
MCKENZIE: Services for Vivian Pride Carrell, 88, were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial followed in the Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie. Mrs. Carrell, a homemaker, died Sunday, June 3 at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie of heart failure. She was born October 21, 1912 in McKenzie to the late Bertha Hamlin Carroll and Thomas Gardner Carroll. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Cleo Carrell. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Janette Johnson of Memphis, Joe Thomas Carrell of Austin, Texas, and Kenny Carrell of McKenzie; a brother, J. W. Carroll of Memphis; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tommy Otis Dill
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Tommy Otis Dill, 64, died Monday, May 28 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 30 at Marlboro Church of Christ with Bro. Joe Abbott officiating. Interment followed at Marlboro Cemetery. Mr. Dill was born August 6, 1936 to the late Alton and Zula Mann Dill, in Carroll County. He was a member of the Marlboro Church of Christ, an army veteran and a retired truck driver for Milan Express. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Goldia Hale Dill; one son, Lane Dill of Huntingdon; four sisters, Faye Sellers, Floye Ledsinger and Brooksie Parham, all of Huntingdon and Marjorie Hampton of Hollow Rock and one brother, Kenneth Dill of Lebanon. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Roger D. Boyd
MCKENZIE: Services for Roger D. Boyd, 44, were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with Bro. Gary Carter and Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial was in the Christian Chapel Cemetery in Leach. Mr. Boyd, a carpenter, died Sunday, May 27 at his residence of heart failure. He was born March 28, 1957 in Trezevant. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Boyd of McKenzie; his mother, Mildred Johnson of McKenzie; a son, Larry Dale Parrish of Trenton; a sister and a brother, Billy Faye Broadway of Cedar Grove and Sherman G. Boyd of Atwood and one grandchild.

Minnie Pickard
LAVINIA: Services for Minnie Rebecca Pickard, 85, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 1 at Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home in Medina. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson. Mrs. Pickard, retired from Mid South Textile, died Wednesdeay, May 30 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of heart failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Pickard. She is survived by two daughters and two sons, Alice Wright of Lavinia, Ann Garrett of Cedar Grove, James W. Pickard, Jr. of Jackson and Roger Pickard of Benton, Kentucky; three sisters and two brothers, Lillian Barron of Trenton, Betty Moling, Bobby Loynes and William Loynes, all of Jackson and Mary Cannon of Lavinia.

Chester Foster
MCKENZIE: Services for Chester Lewis Foster, 88, were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2 at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery. Mr. Foster, a farmer and retired from Plumley Rubber Co. in Paris, died Thursday, May 31 at McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure. He was born January 1, 1913 in Vale to the late Edna Foster and Lee Foster. He was a member of Liberty Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena Mae Presson Foster. He is survived by a daughter and four sons, Brenda Moss, Bobby Foster and Larry Joe Foster, all of McKenzie, Lewis Foster of Huntingdon and Jerry Foster of Martin; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Dovey Lynn Taylor
LARGO, FLORIDA: Dovey Lynn Taylor, 79, died Monday, May 28 at Suncoast Hospital. She was born in Alamo. She was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Largo and the O.E.S. Survivors include a son, Joe Taylor of St. Petersburg, Florida; three daughters, Sondra Gayle Reilly of Riverview, Florida, Virginia Ann Tyler of Ft. Worth, Texas and Donna Lynn Maag of Houston, Texas; a brother, Samuel Poole of McKenzie; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church in Largo, Florida.

Peyton Edward Burnine
MCKENZIE: Graveside services for Peyton Edward Burnine, infant son of Karen and Kevin Burnine, were Sunday afternoon, May 27 at Shiloh Cemetery. The infant was stillborn Friday, May 25 at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie. Besides his parents, he leaves two sisters, Abby and Taylor Burnine of McKenzie, grandparents, A. B. and Tammy Malar, Dan and Debbie Burnine, and Ricky and Jan Cozart; great-grandparents Legion and June Morris, Woodrow and Blondell Young and Bill and Evora Burnine and the late Ann and L. H. Cozart.

Peggy Ann Williams
HUNTINGDON: Miss Peggy Ann Williams, 41, died Sunday, June 3 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 6 at 12:00 p.m. at Bible Hill Cemetery with Reverend C. N. Ricks officiating. Interment will follow. Miss Williams was born September 28, 1959 in Henderson County to Henry Williams and Lardine Strayhorn Kirby, who survive. She was a sewing machine operator for New Generations and a member of the Bible Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Patrick Williams and a niece, Myra Irvine. She is survived by two sons, Tomorris Williams and Hunter Williams; one daughter Nicole Williams, all of Huntingdon; seven brothers, Charles Williams of Parkers Crossroads, LoRenzo Williams and Junior Williams of Lexington, Eric Williams, Tony Williams, Dwight Williams and Joe Williams, all of Huntingdon; and four sisters, JoAnn Jordan, Mary Williams, Evelyn Williams and Charlene Williams, all of Huntingdon. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2001

Billy Walker 
by Kami Lansford
TREZEVANT: A memorial service for Mr. Billy Walker, 76, was held in the sanctuary of Republican Grove Missionary Baptist Church on the morning of June 7. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Ervin-Walker, four children: Joyce, Jill, Pat and Jack; eight siblings: Wilodean, Juanita, Faye, Onairy, Peggy, Diane, Darlene, and Bobby; nine grandchildren: Jeremy, Kerrie, Jody, Josh, Nikki, Matt, Toni, Kami, and Andrea; and four great-grandchildren: Ashley, Reilly, Abbey and Shelby. The midnight blue casket was adorned with a colorful fresh flower spray. "When They Ring the Golden Bells" was played by his granddaughter at the start of the service. Jason Azbell, husband of Mr. Walker's granddaughter, Nikki, led two congregational hymns, "When All of God's Singers Get Home" and "Just a Rose Will Do." His granddaughters, Kerri and Kami, sang a sweet rendition of "It Is Well With My Soul" before the sermon by Bro. Dennis Beal, long-time friend of Mr. Walker. At the close of the service, Bro. Richard Allen, Mr. Walker's pastor, sang "On the Wings of an Angel." At the gravesite, Mr. Walker received his last Masonic rites. Pallbearers included Mr. Walker's four grandsons, other members of the family and a close friend in the community. A good old-fashioned barbecue followed the service.

Donald M. Ashby
MANSFIELD: Services were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bill Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Ashby, 70, was dead on arrival, Friday morning, June 1 at the Henry County Medical Center emergency room. Born March 3, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of Clarence and Ruby Pinkston Ashby. He was married October 17, 1953, to the former Bessie Ruth Davis who survives. Ashby retired after 30 years as a set up instructor with Emerson Electric. He served 40 years in the Army National Guard and was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Donna Ashby Wade of Mansfield; three sons, Morris Ashby of McKenzie, Jeffrey Ashby of Hollow Rock and Kent Ashby of Mansfield; one sister, Juanita Gist of Iuka, Mississippi; two brothers, his twin, Dillard Ashby of Lobelville and J. C. Ashby of Winchester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ashby.

Robert Powell
MILLINGTON: Services for Robert Powell, 83, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at First Baptist Church in Trezevant. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Trezevant. Mr. Powell, a retired welder for McAnn Steel of Nashville, died Saturday, June 9 at home of heart failure. He was born August 17, 1917 in Gibson to the late Maiden Mary Frances Wyatt Powell and William Westley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Trezevant. He is survived by his wife, Mary F. Bland Powell of Millington; two daughters, Dean Wyatt of Millington and Brenda Faye Hyder of Paris; four sons, Jerry Thomas Powell of Paris, Sammy Odell Powell of Troy, John Ray Powell of Nashville, and Tommy Robert Powell of Memphis; and one sister, Lavern Argo of Trezevant. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Peggy Poore
UNION CITY: Services for Peggy Jo Poore, 66, were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10 at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. Poore, a homemaker, died Friday, June 8 at Methodist Volunteer Hospital in Martin of heart failure. She is survived by her husband, Willie D. Poore of Dresden; two daughters, Karen DeVasier of Union City and Sandra Cravens of Dresden; four stepdaughters, Linda Hussein and Elaine Chandler, both of Dresden, Reba Rodriguez of Gleason and Brenda Poore of Benton, Illinois; a son, Rick J. Butler of Dresden; four stepsons, Wendall and William Poore of McKenzie, Cecil Poore of Jackson, and Wade Poore of Dresden; a sister, Betty Delong of Martin and a brother, Robert E. Lee of Dresden. 

Madelyn Webb Smith
JACKSON: Mrs. Madelyn Webb Smith, 78, died Saturday, June 9 at Corinth, Mississippi. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 11 at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Arzel Douglass officiating. Interment followed in Cross Roads Cemetery in Camden. Mrs. Smith was born September 27, 1922 to the late Ernest and Della Cole Webb. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Joetta Dinsmore of Palmyra; one son, Steve Smith of Corinth, Mississippi; two sisters, Mazel Chandler of Memphis and Marie O'Neal of Enville; two brothers, James Webb of Huntingdon and Travis Webb of Tupelo, Mississippi; six grandchildren and seven grandchildren. 

Nancy M. Scott
CLARKSBURG: Mrs. Nancy M. Scott, 93, died Sunday, June 10 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 11 at Clarksburg Church of Christ. Interment followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Scott was born February 22, 1908 to the late Sid and Willie Mills Douglas in Carroll County. She was preceded in death by one son, John Edward Scott. She was a retired employee of Modern Cleaners and a member of Clarksburg Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter, Adell Ross of Clarksburg; two sons, Hulon Scott of Mason and Lyndol Scott of Clarksburg; one sister, Opal Gateley of Cedar Grove; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Sarah Mae Singleton
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Sarah Mae Singleton, 70, died Friday, June 8 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 10 in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tim H. Singleton officiating. Interment followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Singleton was born November 7, 1930, to the late Hubert and Gertrude Vick in Carroll County. She was a retired employee of Publix Shirt and a member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Singleton, one brother, Homer Vick and a sister, Ruth Whittmore. She is survived by one daughter, Janie Wallace of Wildersville; one son, Tommy Singleton of Clarksburg; one brother, R. Lee Vick of Augusta, Georgia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Pearl Reynolds
MCKENZIE: Mrs. Pearl Reynolds, 92, died Thursday, June 7 at the Methodist Hospital in McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 9 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henry, with Brother Jim Roberson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds was born February 25, 1909, in Carroll County, to the late William and Molly Reynolds Horn. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Reynolds; a daughter, Evelyn Parker and a son, Billy Reynolds. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Slaughter of McKenzie and Shirley Wright of Sunset, Texas; one sister, Ruth Cozart of McKenzie; two brothers, Robert Horn of Henderson and Roy Horn of Paris; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. 

Herbert S. Dye
ECRU, MISSISSIPPI: Services for Herbert S. Dye, 90, were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Dye, a retired farmer, died of cancer on Saturday, June 9 at his home. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and a World War II Army Veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Jackson of McKenzie; two sisters, Irma Dillard of Mathiston, Mississippi and Merna Armstrong of Memphis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2001

Donald M. Ashby
MANSFIELD: Services were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 3 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Vance Rushing and Bill Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. Ashby, 70, was dead on arrival, Friday morning, June 1 at the Henry County Medical Center emergency room. Born March 3, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of Clarence and Ruby Pinkston Ashby. He was married October 17, 1953, to the former Bessie Ruth Davis who survives. Ashby retired after 30 years as a set up instructor with Emerson Electric. He served 40 years in the Army National Guard and was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church. In addition to his wife, he leaves a daughter, Donna Ashby Wade of Mansfield; three sons, Morris Ashby of McKenzie, Jeffrey Ashby of Hollow Rock and Kent Ashby of Mansfield; one sister, Juanita Gist of Iuka, Mississippi; two brothers, his twin, Dillard Ashby of Lobelville and J. C. Ashby of Winchester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Ashby.

Joan Groves
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Joan Groves, 50, died Friday, June 15 at the Milan General Hospital. Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, June 16 at the Bethlehem Cemetery with Reverend Steve Atwood officiating. Mrs. Groves, the daughter of the late Alvin and Mary Severns Ezell, was born February 18, 1951 in Memphis. She is survived by her husband, William Ray Groves; two daughters, Christine Groves of Huntingdon and Michelle Lindsey of Clarksburg; one son, Al Groves of Huntingdon; one sister, Gean Turner of Covington; a brother, Winford Ezell of Michigan and six grandchildren. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Joyner
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Willie Joyner, 94, died Friday, June 15 at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, June 17 at 3:00 p.m., in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Bill Goodpasture officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Joyner, the daughter of the late William Harvey and Sarah Mitchell Blair, was born October 17, 1906 in Carroll County. She was the widow of Glynn Joyner, who died August 20, 1995, was a retired Circuit Court Clerk, and a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ. She is survived by one son, Jack Joyner of Germantown; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Charles Keener
MCKENZIE: Services for Charles Round Keener, 78, were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial was in the Shiloh Cemetery. Mr. Keener, a carpenter, died Wednesday, June 13 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of heart failure. He was born September 28, 1922 in Fairfax, Pennsylvania to the late Anna Mary Rowan Keener and George Edward Keener. He was a member of the Long Heights Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Marie Reynolds Keener; a daughter, Anita Marie Hollis of McKenzie; a stepdaughter, Lenora Mayo of Big Sandy; two sisters, Anna Carrow of Baltimore and Linda Wiatrowski of Dover, Pennsylvania; a brother, James Keener of Baltimore; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Nelda Moore.

Estelle Caplinger
BRUCETON: Services for Estelle Pierce Caplinger, 82, were at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, at Bruceton Funeral Home with the Rev. Eulas Greer officiating. Burial was in the Liberty United Methodist Church near Camden. Mrs. Caplinger, a homemaker died Saturday, June 16 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon of heart failure. She was born October 20, 1918 in Benton County to the late William Sleath Pierce and Lou Etta Stagner Pierce. She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Caplinger and two sons, James Terrell Caplinger and Winfred Ray Caplinger. Survivors include a sister, Blondell Abbott of Bruceton; a grandson and a niece.

Edward Pinson
TREZEVANT: Services for Edward Morris Pinson, 77, were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 13 at Trezevant Church of Christ with Bro. Don Reidheimer and Bro. John Forgy officiating. Burial was in the Trezevant Cemetery. Mr. Pinson, a retired farmer, died Monday, June 11 at McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure. He was born November 23, 1923 in Carroll County to the late Lennie Green Pinson and Dennis Lowrence Pinson. He was a member of Trezevant Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Helen Pinson of Trezevant. Brummitt Funeral Home of Trezevant was in charge of the arrangements.

Zera Seavers
TREZEVANT: Services for Zera D. Seavers, 88, were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 15 at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie with Bro. Vance Rushing and Bro. Bob Hull officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cedar Grove. Mrs. Seavers, retired owner of Seaver's Grocery, died Wednesday, June 13 at McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure. She was born August 6, 1912 in Huntingdon to the late Margaret Chandler Groom and Noah S. Groom. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy D. Seavers. She is survived by a daughter, Faye Broughton of Memphis; a sister, Velma Scott of Atwood; two half sisters, Leverne Mayfield of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Norma Blank of Keyesport, Illinois; and two grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Nehemiah Building Fund, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie.

Alfred Kelley
BRUCETON: Services for Alfred Lee Kelley, 70, formerly of Somerville, were at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 15 at J. A. Lofties Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial was in the Travelers Rest Cemetery in Laconia. Mr. Kelley, a retired farmer, died Monday, June 11 at Life Care Nursing Center in Bruceton of heart failure. He is survived by two sons, Alfred J. Kelley, Jr. of Jackson and Larry Harris of Atlanta; a sister, Frances Lewis of Bruceton and a brother, Robert Kelley of New York.

Camdan Gwaltney
MCKENZIE: Services for Camdan Bramley Gwaltney, 3 weeks old, were Thursday, June 14 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial was in the Milan Cemetery. Camdan died Tuesday, June 12 at home from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), according to a prelimiary autopsy report. He is survived by his mother and father, Tabatha Ann Watson Gwaltney and Robert Bramley Gwaltney of McKenzie; a sister, Samantha Gwaltney of McKenzie; and his grandparents, Dr. Sidney and Sharon Ray of McKenzie, Robert and Elaine Gwaltney of Dallas, Texas, Ann and David Williams of Bradford, and Roger and Joyce Watson of Huntingdon.

Naomi Jordan Platt
BRUCETON: Services for Naomi Jordan Platt, 79, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Whitworth officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. Mrs. Platt, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 6 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. She was born May 8, 1922 in Zack, to the late W. B. "Dutch" Jordan and Deloris Jordan. Survivors include a son, Terrill Johnson of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Pam Brewer of Norman, Oklahoma; a brother, Wilbur Jordan of Bruceton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn Johnson in 1964 and Louis Platt in 1999.

Laila Danielle Williams
SPRINGVILLE: Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 15 at Evergreen Church Cemetery with the Rev. George Williams Sr. officiating. The infant was stillborn on Saturday, June 9 at Henry County Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, Quotesha and George Williams III; maternal grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Teague of Springville; great-grandparents Mary Webb of McKenzie, Ray and Peggy Teague, Sr. of Springville, Clyde and Mildred Teague, Sr. of Springville and Louise Diggs of Murray, Kentucky; paternal grandparents George Williams, Jr. of Paris, Rosie Moss Williams of Clarksville, and great-grandparents Rev. and Mrs. George (Alice) Williams, Sr. of Paris and Sarah Moss of Clarksville.


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