|Judy Fletcher Tidwell
TEXAS CITY, TEXAS: Mrs. Judy Fletcher Tidwell,
51, died at her home on April 25.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Tidwell;
three daughters, Therressia Tidwell of Atwood, Wendy Pruitt of Huntingdon,
and Jaymie Shovan of Texas City, Texas; two brothers, Billy Fletcher of
Cleveland and Glenn Fletcher of Chicago, Illinois; four sisters, Peggy
Ray of Kenton, Sandra Wondergem of McMinnville, Marion Mansfield of Dresden,
and Patricia Pierce of McKenzie and eight grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Richard and
Marie Curtis Fletcher.
MCKENZIE: Services for Alfred McGehee, 70 were
at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 1 at Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie
with Bro. Mike Peterson officiating. Burial was in the Morris Cemetery
Mr. McGehee, a laborer, died Monday, May 29 at
McKenzie Methodist hospital of heart failure.
He was a member of Long Heights Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Harden McGehee;
a daughter Alice Faye Smith of Cicero, Illinois; a son, Michael Wayne McGehee
of Nashville; a sister and a brother, Mary Rogers of McKenzie and Guentelle
McGehee of Springhill, Florida; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Velma Jordan, 68, died Monday,
June 5 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were at 2:00
p.m., Thursday, June 8 at the Third Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Quiley
Troy Cox officiating. Interment was in the Reedy Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Jordan was born in Carroll County on August
25, 1931 to the late Elmer and Laverne Danner Wilson, Sr.
She is survived by four daughters, Diane Gooch
of Centerville, Denelda Price, Priscilla Thomas and Theresa Jordan, all
of Huntingdon; three sons, Alpha Wilson of Jackson, Michael Jordan and
Wilford Jordan, both of Huntingdon; one sister, Goldie Hayes of Farmington,
Michigan; two brothers, Elmer Wilson, Jr. of Inkster, Michigan and James
Wesley Wilson of Los Angeles, California; fifteen grandchildren and two
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
MILAN: Services for Sammie Ray Robbins, 59, were
at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8 at Bodkin Funeral Home. Burial was in the
Double Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Robbins, a retired barber, died Monday, June
5 at Milan General Hospital of heart disease.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Lynn Robbins
of Milan; three daughters, Carolina Robbins and Beverly Morgan, both of
Greenfield and Angela Kramer of Atwood; four sons, Sam Robbins, Jr., of
Flower Mound, Texas, Tommy Hall of Atwood, Eddie Voorhies of Jackson and
Dale Warren of Milan; two sisters, Sandra Robbins of Buchanan Lake, Texas
and Bonnie Jean Gomez of Killeen, Texas and three brothers, Billy Joe Ellis
of Mineral Wells, Texas, Ronnie Earl Ellis of Florence, Texas and Leo Robbins,
Jr., of Jarrell, Texas
TREZEVANT: Services for Martha Frances Kee, 69,
were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 11 at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan. Burial
was in the Shiloh Cemetery near Bradford.
Mrs. Keel, a retired employee of the West Carroll
School System, died Friday, June 9 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
of heart failure.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verble
E. Keel; a daughter, Linda Jane Arrington; and a sister, Mary Ann Carter.
She is survived by a son, David Kee of Huntingdon and two brothers, Henry
Arnold of Cedar Grove and Floyd Alonzo Arnold, Jr. of Bonnville, Illinois.
James Douglas, Sr.
CAMDEN: Services for James Larry Douglas, Sr.,
51, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Camden.
Burial was in Prospect General Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Douglas, an equipment operator and horse
trainer, died Saturday at Camden Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Britton Douglas;
his parents, Mary Hammett Douglas and Oneal Douglas, both of Camden; two
brothers, Randy Douglas and Bobby Douglas, both of Camden and a stepson,
Kevin Schlueter of Hollow Rock. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy
Kevin Dwayne Turner
BRUCETON: Memorial services for Keith Dwayne
Turner, 48, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17 at Bruceton Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Whitworth officiating. Burial will be in
Eastview Cemetery near Camden.
Mr. Turner, a florist, died Wednesday, May 3
at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado. His body was cremated.
He was born February 5, 1952 in Pikeville, Kentucky.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Shaupter
of Detroit, Michigan; his father, Frankie Ward Turner of Bruceton; and
two sisters, Anna McKinney of Detroit, Michigan and Kathy Hunley of Huntingdon.
Arthur Eugene Webb
GLEASON: Services for Arthur Eugene Webb, 84,
were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 at Gallimore Funeral Home. Burial was
in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Webb, a retired asphalt roller, died Sunday,
June 11 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in McKenzie.
His wife, Lucindia Parks Webb preceded him in
Survivors include three brothers, Paul Jeter
Webb and Milam Webb, both of McKenzie and Oscar Lee Webb of Dover.
James Dinkins Clement
KNOXVILLE: James Dinkins Clement, 67, died Sunday,
September 10. He was a member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church and of
Burlington Lodge #763 F&AM. He was retired from Kroger, where he worked
for 38 years and the National Guard, where he served 35 years with the
279 degree Armored Calvary.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred
Harrison and Linnie Mae Clement; sisters, Rachel Willard and Barbara Clement
and brothers Fred Clement , Jr. and William Calvin Clement.
Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Clement,
to whom he was married 46 years; sons James Michael Clement of Clinton
and Mark Alan Clement of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren; two sisters,
Gloria Lott of Memphis and Betty Jean Elinor of Florida; and a brother,
Robert Clement of Huntingdon.
Funeral services were held at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday,
September 12 at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Gatton
officiating. Burial was in Piney Cemetery on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to either the American
Lung Association or Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.
Annie Mae Presgrove
TREZEVANT: Services for Annie Mae Presgrove,
66, were at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28 at Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church near Greenfield with Bro. Dennis Beal and Bro. Vance Rushing officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Presgrove, a homemaker, died Tuesday, September
26, at her daughter's home in Dresden of heart failure.
She was born October 13, 1934 in Trezevant to
the late Stella Griffin Neal and Earnest Lee Neal. She was a member of
the Bethel Grove Lodge in Memphis, a member of the Eastern Star and Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband,
Tommy E. Presgrove.
She is survived by a daughter and son, Deborah
McMinn of Dresden and Tommy E. Presgrove, Jr. of Olive Branch, Mississippi;
two sisters and three brothers, Christine Archie, Ruth Bennett, Billy Neal,
James Neal and Hulon Neal, all of Trezevant; five grandchildren and one
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth Noelen Essary
MILAN: Services for Ruth Noelen Essary,
80, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, at Bodkin Funeral Home. Burial
was in the Gibson County Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Essary, a retired Milan Arsenal employee,
died Wednesday, September 27, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
of congestive heart failure.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond
Essary. She is survived by two sons, John R. Essary of Jackson and Bobby
Essary of Atwood; two sisters and a brother, Irene Yarbrough of Truman,
Arkansas and Ann Glisson and Billy Herbison, both of Paris.
Ila Mae Nesbitt
ATWOOD: Services for Ila Mae Nesbitt, 87, were
at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30 at New Hope Baptist Church in Milan.
Burial was in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Nesbitt, retired from the Milan Arsenal,
died Wednesday, September 27, at Milan General Hospital of heart failure.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cephas
Nesbitt. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Adkisson of Atwood and
two sisters, Clara Odle of Atwood and Cynitha Thomas of Huntingdon.
Rawls Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
William Blair Ivy
HOLLOW ROCK: Mr. William Blair Ivy, 65, died
Tuesday, September 26 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were
conducted on Friday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hebron Methodist
Church with the Revs. Donnie White and William Fowler officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Ivy, the son of the late Elishah and Maudie
Rummage Ivy, was born July 15, 1935 in McKenzie. He was a backhoe operator
for the Carroll County Highway Department and a member of the Prospect
Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avie Lou Ivy, who
died March 18, 1995; a brother, James Ivy, who died August 16, 1981, and
a sister, Marie Thomas, who died November 7, 1977.
He is survived by his wife, Eula Louise Roberts,
one daughter, Diana Lynn Ivy of Cedar Grove; four stepdaughters, Debbie
Shaw of Newark, Ohio; Melissa Miller of Thornville, Ohio, Melinda Conners
and Constance Steed, both of Hebron, Ohio; three sons, William Larry Ivy
and Danny Joe Ivy, both of Hollow Rock, and Michael Ivy of Bruceton; two
stepsons, Howard Junior Conners of St. Loisville, Ohio and Mark Conners
of Thornville, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Andrews of Hollow Rock and Edna
Liscomb of Bruceton; one brother, Junior Ivy of Troy; nine grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Wayne Edward Odle
WILDERSVILLE: Mr. Wayne Edward Odle, 62, died
Monday, September 25 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday,
September 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
followed in the Holladay Community Cemetery.
Mr. Odle, the son of the late Edward and Gertrude
Taylor Odle, was born October 21, 1937 in Caruthersville, Missouri. He
was a farmer and was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Hodeges Odle
He is survived by two daughters, Sheila Faye
Owens of South Fulton and Sharon Ann Martin of Burns; one son, Gary Wayne
Odle of Cedar Hills, Texas; one sister, Margie Pruiett of McKenzie; a brother,
Ricky Taylor Odle of Kennasaw, Georgia; and four grandchildren.
Robert Guy Highfil
CRAYNE, KENTUCKY: Services for Robert Guy Highfil,
84, were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 3 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion,
Kentucky. Burial was in Mexico Baptist Church Cemetery in Mexico, Kentucky.
Mr. Highfil died Saturday, September 30 at Livingston
County Hospital in Salem, Kentucky.
He was born May 31, 1916 in Tulo, Kentucky. He
was a member of the Mexico Baptist Church and a World War II army veteran.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Brantley
of St. Louis, Missouri and Marylin Appleton of Arnold, Missouri; a son,
Robert Highfil of Gleason; a sister, Mary Sue Crider of Mexico, Kentucky;
two brothers, Truman Highfil and Jimmy Highfil, both of Mexico, Kentucky;
six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His wife, Mildred Baird Highfil preceded him
James Howard Bailey
HENRY: James Howard Bailey, 61, was killed in
an automobile accident on Monday, October 2.
Funeral services were incomplete at presstime.
McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris will be in charge
of the arrangements.
DRESDEN: Services for Ruth Thompson Jackson,
80 were at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 3 at Bowlin Funeral Home. Burial
was in the Eastside Cemetery in Martin.
Mrs. Jackson, a retired secretary, died Saturday,
September 30, at Sunbridge Care and Rehab of cancer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James
E. Jackson. She is survived by a daughter, Linda R. Kinne of Franklin Park,
Illinois; a son, David V. Jackson of Evergreen, Colorado and two brothers,
Jack Thompson of McKenzie and Burnett Thompson of Dresden.
Emily Scarbrough Crandall
PALM CITY, FLORIDA: Emily Scarbrough Crandall,
52, died Monday, November 6 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart,
Florida. A native of McKenzie, she had been a resident of Palm City, Florida
since her retirement.
A graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and Vanderbilt
School of Law, Emily began her career at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
Company. She was an attorney with the Guardian Life Insurance Company for
17 years in New York City before moving to Palm City.
Survivors include her husband, William B. Crandall;
her father, Hughlon B. (Swat) Scarbrough, Sr; a brother, Hughlon B. Scarbrough,
Jr. and his wife, LaRenda of Huntingdon; a niece, Mary Margaret Scarbrough
of Nashville; a nephew, John Bradfield Scarbrough of Huntingdon; a stepson,
Roger W. Crandall of Somers, Connecticut; and stepdaughters Virginia Crandall
Stearns of Maplewood, New Jersey and Meredith Crandall of West Orange,
New Jersey. Her mother, Margaret Carter Scarbrough preceded her in death.
Services will be conducted Thursday, November
9 at 11:00 a.m. at the McKenzie First Methodist Church with the Reverends
Dossie Wheatley and Dick Haley officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Emily S. Crandall Breast Cancer Research Foundation, c/o The Martin
Memorial Cancer Center, 501 East Osceola Street, Stuart, Florida 34994.
ATWOOD: Services for Sarah Hart, 53, were at
2:00 p.m., Friday, November 3,at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was
in the Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mrs. Hart, an employee of Maytag Jackson Dishwasher
Product, died Tuesday, October 31 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
She is survived by her husband, Robert Hart;
a daughter and son, Michelle Shaw of Atwood and Roger Hart of Lavinia;
three sisters, Brenda Unland of Florence, Alabama, Doris Owens of Killen,
Alabama and Myrtleen Abernathy of Center Star, Alabama and two brothers,
Billy Holden of Sardis and Glen Holden of Center Star, Alabama.
MCKENZIE: Services for Blanche Walker, 76, were
held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 6 at the Church of Christ in McKenzie,
with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial was Tuesday, November 7, in the
Wilson Memorial Gardens in Lebanon.
She was born January 3, 1924 in Smith County
to the late Bertha Elizabeth Carter Smith and Oscar Levi Smith. She was
a member of the McKenzie Church of Christ.
Mrs. Walker, a homemaker, died Friday, November
3 at her daughter's residence in Lebanon of heart failure. She was preceded
in death by her husband, James M. Walker; two sisters and a brother, Lorene
Hooper, Margie Craighead and Ed Smith.
She is survived by four daughters, Anita Pruitt
of Lebanon, Mary Walker of McKenzie, Nina Cowie of Scotland and Deborah
Irvin of Franklin; a sister and two brothers, Lena Craighead of Carthage,
Ted Smith and Billy Smith, both of Dixon Springs.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
MEMPHIS: Services for Artie Lou Johnson,
58, were held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5 at Ronk Funeral Home in
Alamo. Burial was in the Alamo Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson, a teacher's assistant, died Friday,
November 3 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis of heart failure.
She is survived by her husband, Darry Williams
Johnson; two daughters and a son, Donna Carman of Friendship, Rhonda Lemmon
and Brad Johnson, both of Memphis; seven sisters and a brother, Joyce Lawless
of Clarksburg, Billie Beasley, Doris Puckett and William Curtis, all of
Friendship, Wanda Williams and Julie Madden, both of Dyersburg, Mert Guin
of Memphis and Mary Bell Cantrell of Ridgely.
MCKENZIE: Services for Fain Waldrup, 89, were
at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis
Beal officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Waldrup, retired from the City of McKenzie
Maintenance Department and a farmer, died Wednesday, November 1 at Methodist
Hospital in McKenzie of heart failure.
He was born April 17, 1911 in Gleason to the
late Naomi Washburn Waldrup and Andrew Waldrup. He was a member of a Baptist
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ludie Mae
Minnie Clyde Smith
TREZEVANT: Services for Minnie Clyde Smith, 82,
were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan.
Burial was in the Pleasant Green Cemetery near Milan.
Mrs. Smith, retired from the former HIS Mfg.
Co. died Wednesday, November 1 at Milan General Hospital of a stroke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert
Floyd Smith and a brother, Bennie Claude Morris. She is survived by a daughter,
Rebecca Walls of Atwood.
Jimmy W. Smith, Jr.
HUNTINGDON: Jimmy Wayne Smith, Jr., 33 of Huntingdon,
died of cancer Tuesday night, October 31 at Jackson-Madison County General
Locally, he leaves his mother, Katie Lynn Smith
Services were at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November
3 at Faith in Christ Church in Huntingdon where he was a member, with Wayne
Burton officiating. Burial was in New Independence Gospel Church Cemetery
at Huntingdon. Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant was in charge of the
Born May 26, 1967 in Huntingdon, he was also
the son of Jimmy Wayne Smith, Sr., of Atwood. His wife, Sandy Smith also
survives. He was employed at Behlen Manufacturing in Huntingdon.
Other survivors include two sons, Greg Smith
of Philadelphia, Mississippi and Tommy French of Huntingdon; one brother,
Mike Smith of Cedar Grove and two grandmothers, Cora Lee Galloway of McKenzie
and Mary Sue Smith of Atwood. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers,
Felix Galloway and Marshall L. Smith.
Charles Buford Watt
MEDINA: Funeral services for Mr. Charles Buford
Watt, 73, were Sunday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Replogle-Lawrence
Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ivy Chism, the Rev. George McMinn and
the Rev. David Parlow officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery
in Gibson County.
Mr. Watt, died Friday afternoon, November 3,
at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He was born in Madison County and was educated
in the Madison County School System. He was the son of the late Archie
Newton Watt and Vera Thedford Watt. Mr. Watt was a retired electrician
and farmer, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Friendshp
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Watt;
two daughters, Linda Pruitt of Huntingdon and Ellon Stout of Greenfield;
one son, David Watt of Medina; two sisters, Katie Borren and Janice Mills,
both of Nashville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte
Chesley Wayne Fowler
LANSING, MICHIGAN: Chesley Wayne Fowler, age
82, died October 27. He was born June 6, 1918 in Gleason and had lived
in Lansing since 1946. He was a World War II Army Veteran, and was a retired
Union carpenter and superintendent having worked for several Lansing construction
He was a member of Potter Park Methodist Church,
the Lansing Lodge #33 F. & A.M., Mt. Moriah American Legion Post #460,
and Capital Chapter #9 R.A.M.
He was preceded by his wife, Lucy Belle Tucker
Fowler in 1997; his parents, Arlon and Byrdie Fowler; two sisters, Faye
Fowler and Alla Gray Conn; and one brother, Coy M. Fowler.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Fowler of
Columbus, Ohio, and Robert Fowler of Eaton Rapids, Michigan; four grandchildren;
two brothers, Duane Fowler, Grand Lodge, Michigan, and Wilmoth Fowler of
Daytona Beach, Florida.
Funeral services were Monday, October 30, in
the Estes-Lodley Greater Lansing Chapel with interment in Deepdale Memorial
Gardens. Military honors were provided by Morley S. Oates Post, V.F.W.
GLEASON: Services for Dorothy Pauline Parks,
74, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 7 at Gallimore Funeral Home. Burial
was in the Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Parks, a retired beautician, died Sunday,
November 5 at McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Parks; her
mother, Bonnie Mayrene Neighbors of Gleason and a sister, Martha Hearn
of Lansing, Michigan.
Anne Kirk Cozart
MCKENZIE: Services for Anne Kirk Cozart, 76,
will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 8 at First Cumberland Presbyterian
Church with Chuck and Stephanie Brown officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh
Mrs. Cozart, a retired dental assistant, died
Monday afternoon, November 6 at McKenzie Health Care Center.
She was born October 6, 1924 in McKenzie to the
late Novacine Reynolds Kirk and James Garland Kirk. She was the widow of
L. H. Cozart.
Survivors include a daughter, Suzie Long of McKenzie;
a son, Ricky Cozart of McKenzie; a sister, Jane Martin of McKenzie; a brother,
Bill Kirk of McKenzie; three grandchildren, Doug Long, Chris Cozart and
Karen Burnine; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob Cozart, Joseph Cozart
and Abby Burnine.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Stambaugh
and a grandson, David Long.
Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Covie Mae Lindsey
HOLLOW ROCK: Services for Covie Mae Lindsey,
85, were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3 at Mixie Baptist Church with
Bro. Kevin Holland officiating. Burial was in Mixie Baptist Cemetery.
Mrs. Lindsey,widow of Oliver C. Lindsey, died
Saturday, December 2 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
She was born January 2, 1915 in McKenzie, daughter
of the late William Henry Horn and Mary Jane Reynolds Horn. She was a member
of Mixie Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Pearl Reynolds
and Ruth Cozart, both of McKenzie and two brothers, Roy Horn of Paris and
Robert Horn of Henderson.
Henry Joe Barnett
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Henry Joe Barnett, 88, died Tuesday,
November 28 at his home of heart failure. Funeral services were conducted
on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel
with Brother Bill Goodpasture officiating. Interment followed in the Carroll
Mr. Barnett, the son of the late Sterling Price
and Millie Burton Barnett, was born December 11, 1911 in Carroll County.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Carden Barnett, who died
December 25, 1994; four sisters, Myrtle Barnett, Laura Wellman, Elizabeth
Lewelling, and Mae Dobeck; three brothers, Clarence Barnett, Sterling Price
Barnett and Thomas Allen Barnett. He was a carpenter and farmer and a Mason
for 49 years. He was a fifty-year member of the Carpenter's Union and a
long-standing and faithful member of Huntingdon Church of Christ.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Joe Barnett
of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and Earl Ray Barnet of Huntingdon; three grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy Vonnell Pritchard
YUMA: Mrs. Nancy Vonnell Pritchard, 92, died
Wednesday, November 15 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the
Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Pete Kirby officiating. Interment
followed in the New Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Pritchard was born August 17, 1908 in Yuma
to the late John and Vida Birdwell Hammett. She was a homemaker and a member
of Shiloh Misionary Baptist Church. Her husband, James Rapheal Pritchard,
also preceded her in death in 1964.
She is survived by one daughter, Gloria Anderson
and one son, Bobby Pritchard, both of Huntingdon; one brother, Edward Hammett
of Shiloh; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lola Mae Chandler
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Lola Mae Chandler, 74, died
Tuesday, November 28 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 1 at the
Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Depriest officiating. Interment
followed in the Finley Cemetery.
Mrs. Chandler was born February 26, 1926, daughter
of the late Kelley and Ethel Pryor Thompson. She was a retired employee
of Henry I. Siegel and a member of the Tates Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by her stepfather Delmar Sullivan
of Huntingdon; two sisters, Mildred Massey of Huntingon and Bertie Arnold
of Camden; one brother Willard Sullivan of Huntingdon and 12 nieces and
Georgia Lois Whitaker
YUMA: Mrs. Georgia Lois Whitaker, 93, died Thursday,
November 30 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted
on Friday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with
Brother Andy White officiating. Interment followed in the Farmville Cemetery.
Mrs. Whitaker, the daughter of the late James
Albert and Evie Todd Leslie, was born November 11, 1907 in Carroll County.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She
was also preceded in death by her husband, Graden Whitaker, who died in
She is survived by two sons, Raymond Whitaker
and James Whitaker, both of Yuma.
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Larry Dale Hays, 41,
were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3 at Bodkin Funeral Home. Burial
followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Hays, a self-employed plumber, died Thursday,
November 30 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon of injuries received
in an automobile accident.
He is survived by two daughters, Chasity Halford
of Atwood and Destenee Hays of Cedar Grove; his mother Patricia Hays of
Cedar Grove and four brothers, David Hays, Jimmy Hays, Ricky Hays and Billy
Hays, all of Lavinia.
Thelma Fay Wiginton
LAVINIA: Services for Thelma Fay Wiginton, 60,
were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 1 at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan.
Burial was in the Sutton Cemetery in Linden.
Mrs. Wiginton, an employee of Milan Seating Co.,
died Tuesday, November 28 at her residence of cancer.
She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Phyllis
Cheser and Donald Autrey, both of Trenton and Philip Autrey of Humboldt;
four sisters, Wilma Tinin of Lexington, Frances Edwards of Bradford, Peggy
Pickle of Columbus, Mississippi, and Ann Ray of Walnut, Mississippi; and
two brothers, James Brewer of Linden and Barry Brewer of Kenton.
BRUCETON: Services for Leone Dorsett, 90, were
at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 3 at Bruceton Funeral Home with the Rev.
Robert White officiating. Burial was in the New Prospect Cemetery near
Mrs. Dorsett, a retired school teacher from the
El Paso Independent School District, died Thursday, November 30 at Baptist
Hospital in Huntingdon of heart disease.
She was born November 19, 1910 in Jamesport,
Missouri to the late Harry C. and Ella Eugenia Goff Rofey. She was a member
of the Hollow Rock United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond A. Dorsett,
Sr., a daughter and son, Ella May Wyatt of Bruceton and Ray Dorsett,
Jr. of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Wilma Fay Hopper
MCKENZIE: Services for Wilma Fay Hopper, 87,
will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6 at Brummitt Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Hopper, died Monday morning, December 4
at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
She was born May 6, 1913 in McKenzie to the late
Lula Ellen Jones Smith and Charles Lemuel Smith. She was a member of First
United Methodist Church in McKenzie.
Survivors include her husband W. H. (Hollis)
Hopper; a daughter, Mollie Sue Page of Milan; two sisters, Nettie Beasley
and Shirley Taylor, both of Memphis; a brother, Charles Russell Smith of
Memphis; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
James Floyd "Pete" Evans
MILAN: James Floyd "Pete" Evans, 61, died Wednesday,
November 29, of cancer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Mr. Evans is former superintendent of Milan schools
and was a longtime award-winning band director and educator at Milan. Flags
at the three schools in the Milan Special School District flew at half-mast
Educators and former students described him as
someone who put his students first.
Evans had taught band at the Milan Middle School
and Milan High School since the late 1960s. In 1996, he was appointed superintendent.
He retired in 1999.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, December
2, at First Christian Church. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Janie King Evans
of Milan; a daughter and a son, Marie Elizabeth Evans and James Darrell
Evans, both of Milan; and his mother, Wilma Gulledge of Parsons.
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Travis Welch, 78, were
at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5 at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cedar Grove.
Mr. Welch, a factory worker, died Sunday, December
3 at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart failure.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Welch; a daughter,
Linda Coffman of Cedar Grove and two sisters, Lillie B. Reed of Cedar Grove
and Imogene Robinson of Childesburg, Alabama.