Miscellaneous Carroll County, Tennessee Obituaries - 1999

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Ima Jean Barker
PARIS: Services for Ima Jean Barker, 67, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 30 at LeDon Chapel-Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove.
Mrs. Barker, a homemaker, died Wednesday, April 28 at her daughter's home in Dresden.
She was born December 22, 1931 in Oxford, Mississippi and was a member of Palmersville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Barker; three daughters, Tabatha French of Dresden, Barbara Nevil and Mary Bell, both of Martin; a son, Tommy Barker of McKenzie; a sister, Annie Mae Purdy of Lambert, Mississippi; a brother, Dean White of Memphis, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Loyed Mai Haynes
HAMMOND, INDIANA: Services for Loyed Mai Haynes, 81, were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 30 at Marlboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Hopper officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Haynes, a homemaker, died Tuesday, April 27 at St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana. She was a member of Whiting Baptist Church in Whiting.
She was born February 15, 1918 in Paris.
Survivors include two sons, John Haynes of Whiting, Indiana and Troy Haynes of Hammond, Indiana; a daughter, Linda Wallace of Hammond, Indiana; two brothers, Eugene Crews of Camden and Billy Gene Crews of Highland, Indiana; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was the widow of Noel David Haynes.
Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris was in charge of the arrangements.

Sonda Etta Gabrielle Umstead
HUNTINGDON: Miss Sonda Etta Gabrielle Umstead, infant daughter of Billy Joe and Rita Umstead, died Friday, April 30 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services were conducted on Sunday, May 2 at the New Hope Cemetery with Brother Wayne Burton officiating.
She is also survived by her maternal grandfather, Peter Pearce of Hants, England, two sisters and a brother, Laura Brown, Lacy Campbell and Joe Umstead, all of Huntingdon.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Leon Fowler
MCKENZIE: Services for Leon Fowler, 67, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4 at Blooming Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Crane officiating. Burial was in Blooming Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler, a retired employee of Martha White Mill, died Sunday, May 2 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
He was born November 7, 1931 in Bruceton to the late Viva Anderson Fowler and Lowell Fowler.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Morris Fowler; three sons, David Fowler, Jimmy Fowler and Ricky Fowler, all of McKenzie; three sisters, Dorothy Chandler of McKenzie, Ernestine Bunyard of McKenzie and Linda Gardner of Greenfield; three brothers, Alvis Fowler and Billy Fowler, both of McKenzie and Vernice Fowler of Columbia, Missouri, and eight grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Stella Marie McCadams
MCKENZIE: Services for Stella Marie McCadams, 90, were at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 1 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.
Mrs. McCadams, a homemaker, died Thursday night, April 29 at Sun Rise Health Care Center in McKenzie.
She was born May 25, 1908 in Buena Vista to the late Missouri Bell Noles Allen and Claybourn D. Allen. She was a member of the McKenzie Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty M. Hillard of McKenzie; a son, Billy J. McCadams of McKenzie; a stepdaughter, Wade Evelyn Brush of Jackson; a brother, Sam Allen of Huntingdon; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; twelve step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Her husband, Wade McCadams and a stepson, Reuben Earl McCadams, preceded her in death.

Roy Ramsey, Jr.
MCLEMORESVILLE: Services for Roy Ramsey, Jr., 77 were at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mr. Ramsey, retired supervisor for the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, died Sunday, April 25, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis of heart disease.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Leach Ramsey of McLemoresville; two daughters, Ellen Barr of Memphis and Jennifer Hays of Milan; and three sons, Pete Ramsey of Martin, Mark Ramsey of Memphis and Phillip Ramsey of Niangua, Missouri. He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Sue Bullington.

Martha Gray
MCKENZIE: Graveside services for Martha Lucille Gray, 92, were at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 3 at Memorial Cemetery in Paris with the Rev. Vance Rushing officiating.
Mrs. Gray, retired owner of Gray's Fashion Ware, died Saturday, May 1 at Cordova Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of heart failure.
She was born January 19, 1907 in McEwen to the late Eugenia G. Moody Mulliniks and Kirk Mulliniks.
She was preceded in death by her Husband, J. D. Gray. She is survived by a sister, Beth Ellis of Arlington.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Argo Wheet
MCKENZIE: Services for Wilma Argo Wheet, 50, were at 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 30 at Brummitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Forrest officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheet, employee for Gaines Mfg., died Wednesday, April 28, at her residence of cancer.
She was born July 8, 1948 in Milan. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Dean and her father, Martin Argo, Jr. She is survived by a son, Kevin Wheet of McKenzie, her mother, Mildred Sellers Milsap of Milan; and several brothers and sisters.

Sara Elizabeth Patterson
DECATUR, ALABAMA: Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Patterson, 86, formerly of Huntingdon, died Wednesday, April 28 at Sun Rise Health Care in Decatur. Funeral services on Saturday, April 30 at Huntingdon First Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Ward officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Patterson, the daughter of the late Bobby Taylor and Kate Pruett Scruggs, was born July 13, 1912. She was the widow of Joe Patterson, who died May 16, 1994, a former florist owner, a member of the Huntingdon First Baptist Church and a member of the garden club and booklover's club.
She is survived by one sister, Robbie Cranford of Decatur, Alabama.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Brenda Joyce Cook
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Brenda Joyce Cook, 50, died Tuesday, April 27 at Baptist Memorial Hospital of heart failure. A memorial service was conducted on Friday, April 30 at the Oak Grove Cemetery, near Buena Vista.
Mrs. Cook was born February 30, 1949 in Covington. She was preceded in death by her father, John Sanders. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Bates of Camden, Cindy Maddox of Huntingdon and Lynn Williams of Lexington; her mother, Bonnie Sanders of Lexington; her maternal grandmother, Rosetta Inman Smith of Westport; one sister, Denise Nichols of Lexington; two brothers, Tony Sanders of Lexington and Johnny Sanders of Westport and four grandchildren.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Geno Barlow Birdwell
CEDAR GROVE: Mr. Geno Barlow Birdwell, 88, died Monday, April 26 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, April 28 at Dilday Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Benton County.
Mr. Birdwell, the son of the late Socrates and Lena Parrish Birdwell, was born March 9, 1911. He was a farmer and a retired employee of the Milan Arsenal. He was also preceded in death by one son, Bobby Joe Birdwell, who died in 1972; a daughter, Betty Loyce Owens, who died in 1993; his first wife, Yula Mae Birdwell, who died in 1942; and his second wife, Ester Birdwell, who died in 1989.
He is survived by one son, Bernice Birdwell of Cedar Grove; one daughter, Helen Weathers of Camden; one brother, Zeno Birdwell of Bruceton; two sisters, Rhoda Mae Hendrix of Buena Vista and Harriet Kee of Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Sarah Pauline Thompson Wilks
HUNTINGDON: Sarah Pauline Thompson Wilks, 91, died Sunday, April 25, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 27, at Dilday Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Allison officiated the services. Interment followed in the Davis Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilks, the daughter of the late Robert and Nora Ann Wilson Thompson, was born May 12, 1907 in Carroll County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Union Academy Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Wilks, who died February 25, 1980.
He is survived by one son, Virgil Wilks of Huntingdon; two daughters, Marjorie Fuller of Huntingdon and Shirley Arnold of Bruceton; one sister, Imogene Treece and a brother, James Thompson, both of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ludean Pate Hutch
MCKENZIE: Services for Ludean Pate Hutch, 68, were at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 3 at Enon Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. J. H. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Hutch died August 29 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
She was born March 14, 1931 to the late George and Bertha Pate in Hico. She received her education in the Webb School System and later attended Leona's Beauty School in Milan. She worked as a beautician for over twenty years. She was a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church where she served as president of the missionary society, taught Sunday School for several years, served as chairperson of the kitchen committee and homecoming committee and sang in the choir.
Survivors include a son, Phillip Roy Barnhill; a daughter, Lorice Barnhill Hillsman; a sister, Georgia Mae Nesbitt; seven grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Her husband Sammie Lee Hutch, two brothers, and one sister also preceded her in death.

Sue Kelley Hall
PARIS: Services for Sue Kelley Hall, 78, were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25 at LeDon Chapel, Ridgeway Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry W. Massey officiating. Burial was in Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie.
Mrs. Hall, a homemaker, died Thursday, September 23 at Henry County Nursing Home.
She was born April 2, 1921 in Scotts Hill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon.
Survivors include two sons, W. R. "Ronnie" Scammerhorn of Paris and Joe K. Scammerhorn of Raleigh, North Carolina; a stepson, Michael W. Hall of Harvey, Louisiana; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Albert Kelley and Esse "Edna" Woodie Kelley Lipe; her first husband, Joseph L. Scammerhorn and her second husband, Norman C. Hall.

Mary Sue Taylor
GLEASON: Graveside services for Mary Sue Taylor, 86 were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 24 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Taylor, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 22 at Henry County Nursing Home of heart failure.
She is survived by her husband, Pete Taylor; a son, Joe Houston of Paris; two sisters, Tommie Pylant of Camden, South Carolina and Imogene Oakley of Dickson; and a brother, Bernard Downey of Milan.
Gallimore Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Geanice Edwards
MILAN: Services for Carol Geanice Edwards, 34, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 24 at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
Miss Edwards, an employee of Arrow Paving Co. of Lexington, died Tuesday, September 21 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
She is survived by her father and mother, Dan Edwards of McKenzie and Peggy Scroggins of Milan; a sister, Dana Bankey of Milan; and her grandparents, F. R. and Sara Edwards of Henry.

William Leslie "Bill" Pierce
HENRY: Graveside services for William Leslie "Bill" Pierce, 55, were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 in Henry Cemetery with the Rev. Rex Buford officiating. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Pierce, a truck driver, died Monday, September 20 at his home.
He was born March 19, 1944 in McKenzie. He was a member of the Henry Church of Christ.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth McCord Strickland; a daughter, Tracy Halstead of Cottage Grove; a son, Jacky McCuiston of Salisburg, Pennsylvania; a brother, David Pierce of McKenzie; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
His father, Leslie Pierce and a daughter, Cammie Mayo preceded him in death.

Harry Wade Leach
GLEASON: Services for Harry Wade Leach, 50, were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25 at Gallimore Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial was in the Beech Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Leach, a roofer, died Wednesday, September 22 at the V. A. Hospital in Nashville of complications from heart surgery.
He was born July 5, 1949 in Dyersburg to the late Woodrow and Lorene Wearier Leach. He was a Viet Nam War veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Ginnie Leach of Greenfield; two daughters, Debra Leach Williams of Dyersburg and Gina Leach of Greenfield; three sons, Jeff Leach of Gleason, Derick Leach and P. J. Leach, both of Greenfield; three sisters, Doris McManis of Clarksville, Sandra Gurley of Buchanan and Paulette Sewell of Dyer; and two brothers, Jack Leach of California and Jimmy Wayne Leach of Tatumville.

Cecil Pauline Lemonds
MCKENZIE: Services for Cecil Pauline Lemonds, 80, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 24 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Bruce Crane officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Lemonds, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 22 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center of heart failure.
She was born May 23, 1919 in Greenfield to the late Evie Jenkins Featherstone and Luther Feather-stone. She was a member of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church and a former member of the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Terrence Lemonds. She is survived by a sister, Tommie Crews of Dresden and several cousins.

Rubye Richee Taylor
GLEASON: Mrs. Rubye Richee Taylor died Monday, September 20 at her home in Gleason. Services were held Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason with Rev. Mike Walker and Rev. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor, the daughter of the late Alton and Mattie Wray Richee, was born September 14, 1911. She had lived in Gleason throughout her life, with the exception of one year she and her husband, Doc, spent in Ft. Walton, Mineral Wells, Texas during World War II. At that time she worked at the Norwood Medical Clinic.
"Miss Rubye," as she was lovingly called, was a homemaker and did substitute teaching and remedial work at the Gleason Elementary School for a number of years. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, having become a member at an early age. She was active in Sunday School and the CPW. She was also a member of the Gleason Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce "Doc" Taylor in 1963 and their only child, a 19-year-old son, Ronnie Richee Taylor, who died in an automobile accident while a sophomore at UT Martin in 1965. Her brother Vernon Richee also preceded her in death.
She is survived by one sister, Opal Richee Dellinger of Gleason and one niece.

Maggie Lee Churchwell
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Maggie Lee Churchwell, 70, died Sunday, September 26 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, September 28 at the Huntingdon Church of Christ with Brother Bill Goodpasture officiating. Interment followed in the Carroll Memorial Gardens, near McKenzie.
Mrs. Churchwell, the daughter of the late Rufus and Nannie B. Wesson Goodrich, was born November 30, 1928 in Gibson County. She was a homemaker, the widow of James Churchwell who died in 1992 and was a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ.

She is survived by a son, Michael Churchwell of Huntingdon; four sisters, Margie Killen of Atwood, Ada McCombs of Lake, Mississippi, Bettie Joe Warf of Coos Bay, Oregon, and Peggy Mullens of Plymouth, Oregon; three brothers, Clarence Goodrich of North Bend, Oregon, R. C. Goodrich of Trezevant and J. C. Goodrich of Mt. Holly, New Jersey; and three grandchildren.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lula Mae Sherwood
MCKENZIE: Mrs. Lula Mae Sherwood, 74, retired owner of Forestwood Restaurant in McKenzie, died Thursday, September 23 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, September 25 at Dilday Funeral Home. Interment followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Sherwood, the daughter of the late Howard and Maggie Maynard Ross was born September 6, 1925, in Carroll County. She was the widow of Jerry Sherwood, who died in 1968. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Melton, who died December 8, 1997.
She is survived by one son, Steven Sherwood of McKenzie; two sisters, Grace Warren of Paris and Jean Foust of McKenzie; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

George E. Underwood
BRUCETON: Services for George E. Underwood, 70, were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26 at the Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. D. Featherston officiating. Burial was in Underwood Cemetery.
Mr. Underwood, a retired T/SCT with the U. S. Army, died Thursday, September 23 at Veteran's Administration in Memphis.
He was born November 18, 1928 in Albion, Michigan to the late John and Maggie May Wycuff Underwood. He was a member of the Hollow Rock American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Glosson Underwood; four daughters, Georgia Crowell of Big Sandy, Sally Miner of Austin, Texas, Londa Jean Jackson of Gillsburg, Michigan and Margaret Forrest of Hollow Rock; two sons, Ralph E. Underwood of Salinas, California and George A. Underwood of Summerfield, Florida; a sister, Glades Simpson of Roseville, California; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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