Miscellaneous Carroll County, Tennessee Obituaries - 2001

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Mary Ruth Devault
MCKENZIE: Services for Mary Ruth Devault, 84, were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 12 at Brummitt Funeral Home with Brothers Dennis Trull, O. M. Dangeau, and E. G. Sims officiating. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Devault, a curator and genealogist at the Gordon Browning Museum in McKenzie, died Saturday, February 10 at Methodist Hospital in McKenzie of cancer.
She was born January 24, 1917 in Truax, Saskatchewan, Canada, to the late Ethel Coleman Trawick and J. A. (Lonnie) Trawick. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), past member of BPW, member of the Bethel College Alumni Association, and founding member of the Carroll County Historical Society.
She is survived by a daughter and a son, Elaine Devault of McKenzie and James Devault of Merritt Island, Florida and two sisters, Elva O'Neill of McLemoresville and Ann Beckman of Davenport, Iowa. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Hicks Devault; a daughter Mary Julian Devault, who died January 21, 1947; one sister, Nita Mae Girard; four half-sisters Ethel King, Blanche Hill,  Ena Jones and Edna Dowdy and three brothers, Archie Trawick, Glen Trawick, and Robert Trawick.

Joe David Prichard
MURRAY, KENTUCKY: Services for Joe David Prichard, 68, were at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15 at Murray-Calloway Funeral Home with John Dale and Garry Evans officiating, Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Prichard died Tuesday, February 13 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.
He was the son of the late Fred Prichard and Mabel Reeves Prichard. He moved to Murray in 1987 from Hollow Rock. He was a 30-year veteran of the army and a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ.
Survivors include two stepsons, Don Scott of Murray and Bob Scott of Jacksonville, Florida; four stepdaughters, Sarah Joyce Place and Mae Jean Holland, both of Huntingdon, Lesa Kee and Theresa Washum, both of Murray; three brothers, Mac Prichard of Camden, Wayne Prichard of McLemoresville and James Prichard of Springville; a sister, Mary Joyce Sellers of McKenzie; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Relay for Life Cancer Fund.

Joseph Edward McClure, Sr.
PARIS: Services for Joseph Edward McClure, Sr., 67, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 21 at McEvoy's Chapel in Paris with the Revs. Steve Gallimore, Brian Anderson and Gary S. Collier officiating. Burial will be in Birds Creek Cemetery.
Mr. McClure died Sunday, February 18 at his home.
He was born September 19, 1933 in Paris to the late Henry A. McClure and Lillie Hale McClure. Mr. McClure was the owner of Vacuum Sales and Service of Paris and was associated with Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Sales and Service for over 30 years in Henry county. He was the former owner and operator of the Dinner Bell Restaurant, formerly of Paris, and former manager of Briarwood Inn in McKenzie; was a member of the R.L.D.S. Church and a Korean War veteran, serving in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include a daughter, Casi Marie McClure of Huntingdon; two sons, Joseph Edward McClure, Jr. of Paris and Steven C. McClure of Huntingdon; two sisters, Virginia Hankins of McKenzie and Kathleen Garner of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, (H. A.) Jay McClure of Denver, Colorado and Tom McClure of Knoxville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Rita McClure and a brother, Garbo McClure, preceded him in death.

William Earl Reeves
FRIENDSHIP: Services for William Earl Reeves, 67, formerly of Huntingdon, died Thursday, February 15 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the First Christian Cemetery in Crockett Mills.
Mr. Reeves, the son of the late Felix Houston and Sidney Hale Reeves, was born May 30, 1933 in Lexington. He was a truck driver of Co-Op, a navy veteran and a member of the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Reeves; one daughter, Suedean Smothers of Huntingdon; three sons, Tim Reeves of Huntingdon, David Reeves of Lansing, Michigan, and Christopher Reeves of Crockett Mills; one stepdaughter, Sherrel Stutts of Murdian, Mississippi and a stepson, Stephen Stutts of Crockett Mills; five sisters, Wilma Grant and Lessie Carden, both of Clarksburg, Marie Bobo of McKenzie, Dorothy Russell of Lorel, Mississippi and Loretta McCay of New Johnsonville; one brother, Felix (Junior) Reeves of Huntingdon and six grandchildren.

Hazel Rich Rowlette
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Hazel Rich Rowlette, 70, died Saturday, February 17 at the Methodist LeBonheur Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 20 in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Palmer Shelter Cemetery.
Mrs. Rowlette was born November 18, 1930 to the late Forrest and Altie Cash Rich.
She is survived by one daughter, Susie Clifft of Decaturville; two sons, Charles Ricky Dickerson of Lexington and Lee W. Rowlette, Jr. of Murfreesboro; one sister, Doris Hilliard of Huntingdon; one brother, Gene Rich of Huntingdon; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Connie Jean Stanford
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Connie Jean Stanford, 52, died Tuesday, February 13 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15 at Hampton Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Harden of Huntingdon and Eddie Harden of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; two sisters, Vickie Richardson of Birmingham, Alabama and Mary Lopez of Chicago, Illinois; two brothers, Bennie Avery of Huntingdon and James Avery of Jasper, Alabama and two grandchildren.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Linvelle Richard Williams, Jr.
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Linvelle Richard Williams, Jr., 43, died Sunday, February 18 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, February 22 at the Cridersville Baptist Church in Lima, Ohio with Reverends Eddie Wireman and Les Wireman officiating. Interment will follow in the Ward Cemetery.
Mr. Williams was born July 31, 1957 in Lima, Ohio. He was a logger and a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Linvelle Williams, who died in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Rosie Ball Williams; three daughters, Wendy Williams of Orange, Texas, Jackie Ball and Brandy Ball, both of Huntingdon; four sons, Keith Williams and Kenny Wright, both of Huntingdon and Jason Ball and Shane Williams, both of Lima, Ohio; his mother, Mildred Williams of Huntingdon; six sisters, Mary Driggers of Hollow Rock, Nancy Hall, Ruby Davis and Loretta Williamson, all of Huntingdon, Vickie Emmons and Sally Hilyard, both of Lima, Ohio; a brother, Robert Williams of Lima, Ohio and five grandchildren.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Bob Garrett
COTTAGE GROVE: Robert Royce Garrett, 66, died Wednesday, February 14 at Henry County Medical Center. Services were at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 16 at Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial was in Walker Cemetery.
Born April 9, 1934, in Rutherford, he was a son of Modelle Pennington Garrett of Paris and the late Robert Carmon Garrett.
He was married February 13, 1954 to the former Betty Jean Guthrie, who survives.
Garrett was the retired owner and truck driver for Garrett Trucking Co.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four sons, Mike Garrett, Leslie Garrett and Ricky Garrett, all of Cottage Grove and David Garrett of McKenzie; one sister, Diane Shankle of Cottage Grove; one brother, Ronnie Garrett of Michigan, four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dixie Garrett at age three and a step-great-grandchild.

Gracie E. Donohue Bittle
HEBER SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Gracie E. Donohue Bittle, 84, died Monday, February 12. She was born March 31, 1916 at Madelia in Cleburne County. She was the daughter of John Harris and Mary Jane Milam Donohue. She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. She was the widow of Easel W. Bittle. Mrs. Bittle was a very active member of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Easelene and Robert Cordova of Heber Springs, Arkansas, Dean and Lynn Cothren of Rose Bud, Arkansas, Lavelle and Pat McGary of Heber Springs, Arkansas and Glenda and Bill Koen of Mt. Home, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Essie Burroughs of Gravesville, Arkansas and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral serves were held at Olmstead Chapel on Thursday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. with Elder James Isaacs, Elder Jim Turner, Jr. and Elder Danny Adcock officiating. Interment was in the Cleburne County Memorial Gardens. 

Ula Nanney
MCKENZIE: Services for Ula Catheryn Nanney, 66, were at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15 at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie. Burial was in the Henry Cemetery in Henry.
Ms. Nanney, a homemaker and a retired cook, died Monday, February 12 at McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure.
She was born February 13, 1934 in Paris to the late Lena Belle Wallace Tuck and J. B. Tuck.
She is survived by three daughters and a son, Nancy Nanney, Carolyn H. Horton, Rhonda N. Bond, all of McKenzie and Ben Nanney, Jr. of Paris; five sisters, Evaleane Brockwell of Paris, Gladys Bell and Faye Ellis, both of Henry, Dortha Pereide of Lansing, Michigan and Jleane Sills of Algiers, Michigan; and five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. A sister, Sarah Louise Tuck also preceded her in death.

Maxine Hopper
MCKENZIE: Services for Maxine P. Beal Hopper, 90, were at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 17 at Brummitt Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial was in the Jones Cemetery in Wildersville.
Mrs. Hopper died Tuesday, February 13 at Heartland Health Center in Battle Creek, Michigan of heart failure.
She was born August 24, 1910 in Wildersville to the late Jessie Parker and Joe Parker.  She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Otto Beal and Samuel Hopper and two sons, John Thomas Beal and Terry Hopper.
She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Lucille Crocker and Joe Beal, both of McKenzie and Jim Beal of Battle Creek, Michigan; four sisters, JoEllen Parker, Faustine Alton, Louise Abbott and Juanita Beal; fourteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

George Shull
CAMDEN:  Services for George Byron Shull, 43, were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18 at First Methodist Church in Ridgely. Burial  was in the New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.
Mr. Shull, a diesel mechanic for Thompson Machinery, died Wednesday, February 14 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville of cancer.
He is survived by his mother, Wilma Shull of Ridgeley; two sisters and three brothers, Karen Shull Small of Nashville, Caroline Shull Alexander of Atwood, Dwight Shull of Tiptonville, Mark A. Shull of Crystal Springs, Mississippi and David M. Shull of Memphis.
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tonya McMackin
MCKENZIE: Services for Tonya Nicole McMackin, 15, were at 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 16 at McKenzie Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Tonya Nicole, a student at McKenzie High School, died Tuesday, February 13 of injuries received in an automobile accident.
She is survived by her parents, Linda Rainey McMackin and Tim McMackin, both of McKenzie; a brother, Brian McMackin of McKenzie and her grandparents, Hazel Rainey and Dorris and Pat Rainey, all of McKenzie and Wallace and Ada McMackin of Hollow Rock.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Gurley
MCKENZIE: Services for Mary Mildred Gurley, 88, were held at noon, Monday, February 19 at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial was in the Memory Hill Gardens in Memphis.
Mrs. Gurley, a homemaker, died Saturday, February 17, at McKenzie Healthcare of cancer.
She was born September 24, 1912 in McKenzie to the late Pearl Lewis Copper and Calvin C. Copper. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel H. Gurley. She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Judy Benford and Tommy Gurley, both of Memphis and J. C. Joyner of McKenzie; three brothers, Hulon Copper, Carl Copper and Lewis Copper, all of McKenzie; three grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Polly Lane
BRUCETON: Services for Polly Lane, 62, will be at 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, February 21 at Faith Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. Burial will be in Hebron Methodist Church Cemetery near Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Lane, a bookkeeper, died Sunday, February 18 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and she was assistant director of the Benton-Carroll WMU.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Lane; a daughter, Anita McCaig of Hermitage; and a sister, Catherine Gershon of Creigton, Nebraska.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Marr Davidson
MARTIN: Services for Ruth Marr Davidson, 65, will be at 1:00 p.m., February 21 at Murphy Funeral Home with the Rev. John Earl Hazlewood officiating. Burial will be in the East Side Cemetery.
Mrs. Davidson, a homemaker and caregiver, died Sunday, February 18 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
She was born October 18, 1935 in Weakley County to the late Emmett Derrioll Marr and Annie Lee Doster Marr.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Davidson; a son, Derrill Davidson of Finley; a brother, Wayne Marr of McKenzie; there sisters, Mary Ann Harris of Clarksville, Wandy Foster of McKenzie and Josephine Watts of Martin and one granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry Marr and two sisters, Martha Sue Milliken and Virginia Cobb.

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