Miscellaneous Carroll County, Tennessee Obituaries
 
OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2001

Agnes M. DeMoss
MCKENZIE: Mrs. Agnes M. DeMoss, 85, died Wednesday, June 27 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Carter and Bro. Phillip Halters officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. DeMoss was born September 14, 1915 in McKenzie to the late Bruce Brown and Maggie Mae (Deck) Montgomery. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucian Henry DeMoss; one son, Bobby A. DeMoss; one brother, Vernice B. Montgomery and one sister, Ora F. Chandler. She is survived by one son, Gary I. DeMoss of Tucson, Arizona; three daughters, Myra S. Reeves of McKenzie, Debra M. Scott of Maryville and Marketta C. Hudson of Louisville; one sister, Maggie Mildred McAdoo of McKenzie; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Chase Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert Cunningham
MCKENZIE: Services for James Robert Cunningham, 45, were at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3 at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Interment followed in the Wilder Cemetery in McKenzie. Mr. Cunningham, a millwright, was pronouced dead at McKenzie Methodist Hospital on Monday, July 2. He was born November 15, 1955 in Trenton, Michigan to the late Roma Lee Henthorne Cunningham and Alfred Cunningham, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters and a son, Lisa Cunningham and Teresa Marie Cunningham, and James Robert Cunningham II, all of Trenton, Michigan; two sisters, Denise Crews and Darlene Lanham, both of McKenzie; two brothers, Richard Cunningham of McKenzie and David Lee Cunningham of Trezevant; and two grandchildren.

Martha Andrews Rochelle Blow
TREZEVANT: Services for Martha Andrews Rochelle Blow, 86, were at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home. Interment followed at the McLemoresville Cemetery. Mrs. Blow, a former owner of City Cafe in Trezevant and retired from HIS, died Tuesday, July 4 at NHC Healthcare in Dickson of heart failure. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trezevant. She was born October 23, 1914 in Trezevant to the late Erma Argo and Byron Rochelle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Blow. She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Dorothy R. Scott
TREZEVANT: Services for Dorothy R. Scott, 75, were at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, July 6 at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant. Interment followed in Trezevant Cemetery. Mrs. Scott, a retired factory worker, died Tuesday, July 3 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis of heart failure. She was a member of Trezevant Church of Christ. She was born November 4, 1925 in Huntingdon to the late Sammy Doris Reed and George Martin Reed. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Scott; one daughter, Brenda K. Harrison of Memphis; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Elease Jordan
BRUCETON: Services for Elease Cook Jordan, 80, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 10 at Bruceton Funeral Home with the Rev. Arzell Douglas officiating. Order of the Eastern Star rites were held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 9 in the chapel. Burial was in Crossroads Cemetery in Benton County. Mrs. Jordan, a retired seamstress for Henry I. Siegel Co., died Saturday, July 7 at Life Care Center in Bruceton of cancer. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star Adah Chapter $314. Survivors include two sons, Denton R. Jordan of Bruceton and Rick W. Jordan of Hollow Rock; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Woodrow Jordan, preceded her in death.

Lucille Carden
GLEASON: Services for Lucille Alma Carden, 87, were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8 at Gallimore Funeral Home. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Carden, a retired data processor, died Thursday, July 5 at Hillview Nursing Home of heart failure. She was a member of Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a brother, Harold Johnson of Gleason; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carden.

Marjorie Sowder
MCLEMORESVILLE: Services for Marjorie Upchurch Sowder, 54, were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at Sewell Funeral Home in Albany, Kentucky with Bro. Jeff Brown officiating. Burial was in Memorial Hills Cemetery in Albany. Mrs. Sowder, a teacher at West Carroll Special School District, died Thursday, July 5, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of heart failure. Survivors include four children, Erik, Rachel, Weston and Melissa Sowder, all of Jackson; two sisters, Susan Maupin of Albany, Kentucky and Rachel Owens of Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Memorial contributions may be sent to Marjorie Sowder Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Carroll Bank & Trust, P. O. Box 189, McLemoresville, TN 38235. A local memorial service will be hled at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 at the Lavinia Baptist Church.

Clyde Weldon Lowry
CAMDEN: Mr. Clyde Weldon (Swamp Rabbit) Lowry, 69, died on Monday, July 2 at his residence in Camden. Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at the Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Camden with Bro. Lloyd Rich officiating. Interment was in the Camden City Cemetery. A retired taxicab owner and operator, a Mason and veteran of the United States Army, he died on Monday, July 2. Mr. Lowry was born on August 6, 1931 in Benton County to the late Clyde Lowry and Ora Ballard Lowry. He is survived by his wife, Judy Massey Lowry, formerly of Carroll County; three daughters, Sharon Beabout and Teresa Lowry, both of Columbus, Indiana and Heather Ragsdale of Mayfield, Kentucky; two sons Mark Lowry of Columbus, Indiana and Bobby Craig, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada; two brothers, Benny (Sack) Lowry of Camden and Sammy Lowry of Olive Branch, Mississippi; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martin Blain Tines
CEDAR GROVE: Mr. Martin Blain Tines, 86, died Tuesday, July 3 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Memorial funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 5 at the Obion Chapel Cemetery with Brother Bill Goodpasture officiating. Mr. Tines was born February 28, 1915 in Carroll County to the late Tom and Beulah Agnew Tines. He was a retired farmer and bus driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gracie Roark Tines; one son, Guy Joel Tines; two brothers, Johnny Tines and Jessie Lee Tines and a sister, Irene Sellers. He is survived by one daughter, Shelby Broyles of Jackson; three sons, Travis Tines of Memphis, Billy Tines of Huntingdon and David Tines of Jackson; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald David "Buddy" Carter
MCKENZIE: Mr. Gerald David "Buddy" Carter, Jr., 58 died Saturday, July 7 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, July 10 in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Pinson officiating. Interment followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mr. Carter was born April 15, 1943 in Carroll County. He was a welder for A. O.Smith in Milan. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald David Carter, Sr. and one granddaughter, Kirsten Bynum. He is survived by his mother, Frances Rich Carter of Huntingdon; one daughter, Amy Carter Bynum of Huntingdon; one son, David Carter of Antioch; one sister, Janice Chandler of Camden; two brothers, Ronnie Carter of Yuma and Dwight Carter of Camden; and four grandchildren.

Adrainne Victoria O'Bryant
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Adrainne Victoria "Miss Vickie" O'Bryant, 48, died Sunday, July 1 at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Hospital in Houston, Texas. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Huntingdon Church of Christ with Brothers Bill Goodpasure and Daniel Askew officiating. Interment followed in the McLemoresville Cemetery. Mrs. O'Bryant was born April 6, 1953 in Memphis. She was a 1971 graduate of Harding Academy and received her Associate of Arts degree from Freed-Hardeman in 1973. She was an active member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ and a program administrator for the Carroll County Soil Conservation District. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Len O'Bryant; two sons, Nathan O'Bryant and Matthew O'Bryant, both of Huntingdon; her mother and father, Charlene and Rondle Agee of McLemoresville; two brothers, Tim Agee of Milan and Terry Agee of Memphis; and her maternal grandfather, John Wade Agee of Memphis. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Violet M. Barnes
CLARKSBURG: Mrs. Violet M. Barnes, 93, died Tuesday, July 3 at the Baptist Memorial Hospial in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, July 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clarksburg Church of Christ with Bro. Bill Crossno officiating. Interment following in the Blair Cemetery in Clarksburg. Mrs. Barnes was born August 16, 1907 in Carroll County to the late Newt and Missy Wall Murphy. She was a member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ and a homemaker. Her husband, Ray Barnes, preceded her in death. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Chase Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2001

Mary Lee Rochelle Stafford
TREZEVANT: Services for Mary Lee Rochelle Stafford, 93, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at Mt. Pleasant Church in Bradford with Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Stafford, widow of Jiles Edker Stafford, died Sunday night, July 15 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born October 10, 1907 in Trezevant to the late Susan Wilson Rochelle and Robert Rochelle. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Somerville. Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Green of Whiteville and Grethel Herron of Hartford, Michigan; two sisters, Roxie Yeary of Cordova and Mildred Griffin of Memphis; a brother, Talamadge Rochelle of Frayser; and five grandchildren. Two sons also preceded her in death, Billie Stafford and Phillip Stafford. Visitation will be at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Martha Andrews Rochelle Blow
TREZEVANT: Services for Martha Andrews Rochelle Blow, 86, were at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant. Burial was in McLemoresville Cemetery. Mrs. Blow, former owner of City Cafe in Trezevant and retired employee of HIS, died Tuesday afternoon, July 3 at NHC Healthcare in Dickson. She was born October 23, 1914 in Trezevant to the late Emma Argo Rochelle and Byron Rochelle. She was the widow of William Thomas Blow and a member of First Baptist Church in Trezevant. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

W. C. Clark
MCKENZIE: Services for W. C. Clark, 78, were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Vance Rushing officiating. Burial was immediately following the service at Everett's Chapel Cemetery. A retired equipment operator for Spinks Clay Co. in Gleason, Mr. Clark died on Monday, July 9 at his home of heart failure. He was born April 29, 1923 in Henry to the late Vertie Elmira Sneed Clark and John Samuel Clark. Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Ellis and a son, Ricky Clark, both of McKenzie; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Ethel E. Harris Clark. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Fonnie Wheeler
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Fonnie D. Wheeler, 95 were at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cedar Grove. Mr. Wheeler, a farmer, died Saturday, July 14 at his home of heart failure. Survivors include two daughters, Demetrius Wheeler and Delinda Stewart, both of Cedar Grove; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Dora Wheeler, preceded him in death.

Charles Anthony Gilbert
MCKENZIE: Services for Charles Anthony Gilbert, 40, were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15 at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church in McKenzie with the Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Trinity Funeral Home in Paris was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Gilbert died Thursday, July 12 at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie. He was born October 14, 1960 to the late Charles Gilbert and May Neil Sneed Gilbert. He attended McKenzie High School and was employed by Southern Star Lumber Company for several years. Survivors include a son, Charles Anthony King of McKenzie; four sisters, Claudia Sutton of Decatur, Illinois, Leda Gilbert, Ida Gilbert and Sonia Gilbert, all of McKenzie; four brothers, Bobby Sneed, John Gilbert, Timothy Gilbert and Bernard Gilbert, all of McKenzie, several nieces and nephews.

Joanne Campbell
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Joanne Campbell, 62, died Saturday, July 14 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 16 at the Faith in Christ Church with Brother Wayne Burton officiating. Interment following in the New Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell, the daughter of the late Martin and Phoeby Scott Sego, was born September 3, 1938 in Lexington. She was a sewing machine operator for New Generations and a member of the Faith in Christ Church. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Sego and Lee Sego; two sisters, Dorothy Sego and Louise Sego and a grandson, Christopher Collins. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas L. Campbell; three sons, Tommy Campbell of Dyersburg, Jeff Campbell of Clarksburg and Ricky Campbell of Huntingdon; three daughters, Vicky McKinney of Huntingdon and Kay Lindsey and Barbara Rigsby, both of Dyersburg; two brothers, Robert Sego of Newbern and Jessie Sego of Lexington; one sister, Irene DePriest of Friendship; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Claudine Kelly
CEDAR GROVE: Mrs. Claudine G. Kelly, 75, died Tuesday, July 10 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, July 13 at Leach Seventh Day Adventist Church with Brother Joe Shafer officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kelly was born February 12, 1926 in Carroll County to the late Rice and Ollie Kelly Grogan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leach Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Raymond Kelly; one son, Terry Allen Kelly of Jackson; one sister, Josephine Rigsby of Cedar Grove; one brother, Tommie Grogan of Cedar Grove; and two granddaughters. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Eugene Matthews
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Robert Eugene Matthews, 62, died Friday, July 13 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 16 at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brothers Lee Scott and Excail Burleson officiating. Interment followed in the Barren Springs Cemetery. Mr. Matthews, the son of the late J. B. and Zelma Forrester Matthews, was born November 16, 1938, in Missouri. He was a truck driver for United Transportation, a navy veteran, a member of the Huntingdon Elks Lodge and member of Barron Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was also preceded in death by two sons, David Matthews and Bobby Matthews and a brother, Charles Matthews. He is survived by his wife, Earlene Matthews; five sons, Steve Matthews, Ronnie Matthews and Larry Matthews, all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Brad Matthews and Brian Matthews, both of Huntingdon; four stepsons, Tim Rogers, Billy Rogers, Phillip Rogers, and Jerry Wayne Rogers, all of Tupelo, Mississippi; one sister, Joyce McNutt of Paris; 11 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Evie Lee Taylor Williams
MCKENZIE: Services for Evie Lee Taylor Williams, 90, will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 18 at Pilgrim's Rest Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie with Brother Aaron Holmes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Williams, retired cafeteria worker for Bethel College and Little General, died Sunday night, July 15 at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was born October 2, 1910 in Atwood to the late Pearlie Langley Taylor and Obie Taylor. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Avie Taylor and a half-sister, Ocie Chandler. Survivors include her husband, Don Williams; three daughters, Lois Vaughn and Betty Scates, both of McKenzie and Debbie Williams of Nashville; two adopted daughters, Shelly Branch and Donna Dozer, both of Nashville; five grandchildren Bob and Danette LaBare of Henry, Cathy and Bill Hargrove of McLemoresville, Mike and Joan Vaughn of Nashville, Keith and Tracee Vaughn of Austin, Texas and Daniel Scates of Martin; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Brummitt Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:30-9:00 p.m. and Wednesday morning until the funeral.

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