Miscellaneous Fayette County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Jerry Don Gray, Sr.
Mr. Jerry Don Gray, Sr., a resident of Oakland and retired naval career person, died at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at his residence on Fawn Road. He was 65 years of age and died following an extended illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 14 at Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with remarks made by Wlliott W. Lambert of Somerville, a retired U.S. Airforce Lt. Col. The service was concluded with Full Military Honors provided by the Mid-South Naval Support Activity Detail of Millington, Tenn. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gray was born May 19, 1934 in Oklahoma, the son of the late Clarence Elmo and Fairy Anderson Gray. He attended Oklahoma schools and during his military career of twenty years, served as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. He formerly was stationed at Millington, Tenn. and retired in 1970. Mr. Gray had been a resident of Fayette County since 1976 and was an avid reader. He was married May 2, 1988 to the former Dolores Jane Lutz, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jerry Don Gray, Jr. of Laconia, Rick Anadell of Parsons, Dennis Enlow and Brian Enlow both of Big Sandy; three sisters, Nadine Larson of King City, Calif., Jean Ray of Phoenix, Ariz., and Sylvia Cotteny of Savannah, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.

Samuel Franklin Boling, Sr.
Mr. Samuel Franklin Boling, Sr., a former resident of Somerville, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Methodist Hospital of Germantown where he had been a patient for one week. He was 70 years of age and died following an extended illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21 at Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Bro. Leo Powers of Somerville and Bro. Robert Brown of Memphis, officiating. Interment was in the Crockett Cemetery at Senatobia, Mississippi. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Boling was born December 8, 1929, in Tate County, Mississippi, the son of the late Robert Milton and Nora Ozella Brewer Boling. He attended Mississippi Schools and was employed as a riverboat engineer for Southern Towing Company in Memphis for twenty years before his retirement eight years ago. Mr. Boling had been a former resident of Memphis before moving to Somerville thirty years ago. Mr. Boling enjoyed fishing throughout his life.
Mr. Boling is survived by his two sons, S. Frank Boling, Jr. of Cordova, Billy W. Boling of Hickory Flat, Mississippi, six sisters, Josephine Johnston of Greenville, Texas, Leolia Painter of Little Rock, Arkansas, Miriam Sibbald of Denver, Colorado, Kathryn Smith of Cornith, Mississippi, Shirley Buchanan of Senatobia, Mississippi, Janice Montague of Somerville, Tennessee, two brothers Daniel Boling of Walls, Mississippi, Robert L. Boling of Missoula, Montana, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Casketbearers were Keith Boling, Kevin Boling, Kory Boling, Kyle Boling, David Smith and Bill Walker.
The family request that memorials be made to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Inez Houston Davis
Mrs. Inez Houston Davis, a longtime resident of District 15 in Fayette County died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Methodist Hospital of Fayette in Somerville. She was 59 years of age and died following a brief illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Bill Mulroy, pastor of the Parks Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in District 15. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Davis was born June 17, 1940, in Fayette County, the daughter of the late Talmage Ray and Ruby Alma Garner Houston. She attended Fayette County Schools and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker throughout her life and was a Methodist.
Mrs. Davis is survived by two sisters, Bonnie LaFever of Sparta, Tennessee, Shelby McWherter of Somerville, three brothers, Garner M. Houston of Somerville, Joseph Ray Houston of Hickory Valley and Donald Houston of Moscow.
Active Casketbearers were Elliott Houston, Tony Kirk, Ricky Parks, Bobby Phillips, Bill Powers and Jimmy Powers.
Honorary Casketbearers were Alfred Parks and Johnny Treadway.
The family request that memorials be made to the Parks Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Jerry Lewis "Bubba" Bradford, Jr.
Mr. Jerry Lewis "Bubba" Bradford, Jr., a resident of Highway 57 near Rossville died at 11 p.m. Friday, August 25 as a result to a one vehicle accident that occurred on Slayden Road in Marshall County, Mississippi. He was 19 years of age. 
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 29th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. J. T. Tacker and Rev. Ralph Thomas officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery near Moscow. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Bradford was born November 27, 1980, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Jerry Lewis Bradford, Jr. and the former Emily Dale Claunch. He attended Fayette County schools in Rossville and Somerville and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Mr. Bradford was employed by the Sparks Farms in Lamar, Mississippi at the time of his death. He was a Baptist and his interests included hunting, fishing, vehicle repairs and woodworking. 
Mr. Bradford is survived by his mother Emily Doyle of Evansville, Indiana, his father, Jerry Lewis Bradford, Sr. of Moscow, his stepmother, Barbara Bradford of Moscow, onea sister, Christy Bradford of Rossville, one stepsister, Ashley Harris of Moscow, and his grandparents, Frank and Eva Claunch of Somerville, Dorothy Skelton of Somerville, Louis and Diane Bradford of Moscow. 
Active casketbearers were Larry Copes, Darryl Franks, Jimmy Harris, Nick Pleasants, Brandon Robbins, Chris Teal, Brad Thompson and Blake Toole. 
Honorary casketbearers were Troy Brock, Rob Carver, Michael Sprayberry and Brandon Williams. 
The family request that memorials be made to the Friendship Cemetery Association or the donor's favorite charity.

Sarah Elizabeth Cannon Carroll
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Cannon Carroll, a resident of Jackson, Tennessee and a former resident of Whiteville, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2000 at her residence in Jackson. She was 88 years of age and died following an extended illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Rickey Burns, Pastor of the Williston Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Perry Cemetery at Laconia. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Carroll was born July 15, 1912, in Fayette County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late David and Mary Elizabeth Glover Cannon. She attended Laconia schools and was the wife of the late Audie S. Carroll who died in 1971. Mrs. Carroll was a homemaker throughout her life and was a resident of the Whiteville area for many years before moving to Jackson to reside with her daughter twenty-six years ago. 
Mrs. Carroll was a longtime member of the Whiteville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening and out of door activities as long as health permitted. 
Mrs. Carroll is survived by one daughter, Alice Faye Farrell of Jackson, one grandaughter, Carolyn Higgs of Jackson and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Hunley of Jackson and a special niece, Mae Haynes of Brownsville, Tennessee. 
The family request that memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Mrs. Louise Schrimsher Goodman
A longtime resident of Somerville and a native Fayette Countian, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, December 9 at the National Health Care Center in Somerville where she had been a resident for several months. She was 86 years of age and died following an extended illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 11th, at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Phil Lovelace, pastor of the Somerville First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Mrs. Goodman was born November 5, 1914 in Fayette County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Oscar and Cornelia Henry Schrimsher. She attended local schools and was the wife of Mr. Sam Goodman of Somerville, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Goodman was a homemaker throughout her life and also served as a caregiver for her parents and daughter during their illness. She was a longtime member of the Somerville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Goodman served in earlier years as a telephone operator at the old Telephone Exchange located on the square in downtown Somerville. 
Mrs. Goodman was the last survivor of her immediate family and is survived by her devoted son-in-law, Robert Earl Howell, of Somerville. 
Active casketbearers were Harvey Crawford, Earl Dowdy, Howard Dowdy, Ronnie Dowdy, Ed Pulliam and Herbert Walls. 
Honorary casketbearers were Dr. John Bishop, Clyde Buffaloe, Doug Dowdy, Vernon Dowdy, Seth Garrington, Ronnie Harris, Dr. Frank S. McKnight and Paul Walls. 
The family request that memorials be made to the donor's favorite choice.

Charlie William Lynn
Mr. Charlie William Lynn, a resident of the Oakland area and well-known musician, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. He was 76 years of age and died following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15 at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Jim Muston, Pastor of the Cordova Baptist Church officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. Ann Bledsoe, Pastor of the Williston United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lynn was born May 12, 1925 in Fayette County, the son of the late Thomas Lynn and the late Della Kelley Lynn. He attended local schools and was married in 1944 to the former Elizabeth Mae Warren. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn celebrated their fifty-sixth anniversary on December 27 of this year.
Mr. Lynn was a lifelong resident of Fayette and Shelby Counties. For a number of years he was the co-owner of Lynn & Adams Tile Company in Memphis and retired from his business eighteen years ago. Mr. Lynn was a resident of Memphis before returning to Fayette County twenty-three years ago. He served in the United States Navy during the World War II period and was a member of the Methodist Church. Mr. Lynn attended the Williston United Methodist Church after moving to Fayette County.
Mr. Lynn was a person of many interests and enjoyed music throughout his life. He and his family members were well-known musicians in West Tennessee and played for various fund-raising events and entertainment at nursing homes and other charitable events. His favorite instrument was the rhythm guitar and Mr. Lynn frequently served as a vocalist for his group. He was an active member of the Plectoral Society in Jackson, Tennessee and frequently played at the Casey Jones County Store and Restaurant in Jackson and at local restaurants.
He enjoyed cattle after his retirement and was also a skilled craftsman of western saddles and guitars.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Lynn is survived by three sons, Robert W. Lynn of Arlington, Tennessee, C. Michael Lynn of Oakland, Tommy Lynn of Somerville, his sister Mary Thweatt of Selmer, Tennessee, twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family request that memorials be made to the Williston United Methodist Church.

Tom Brandon Porter
Mr. Brandon Porter, a resident of Mason, died on August 4, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Fayette County. He was 69 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted on August 11 at the Greater Fredonia MB Church with Rev. Jordan officiating. Burial was at the Fredonia Memorial Garden in Stanton, Tenn.
Mr. Porter was born on June 24, 1932 the son of the late David and Margurite Brown Porter. Mr. Porter was a farmer.
Mr. Porter was preceded in death by a sister Anna G. Stanton and three brothers, Otis Porter, Richard Yarbrough and Albert D. Porter.
Mr. Porter is survived by 2 sisters, Doris Merriweather (Andrew) and Alcenia McCants.

Eric Calvin
Eric Calvin, 12-year-old son of Teresa and Chris Calvin of Rossville, student at Collierville Middle School, died Wednesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis of injuries received in a tractor accident. 
Services were held Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel with burial in Memory Hill Gardens. He was a member of Collierville High School band and last year's Crockett County Mini-Pullers Points Champion. He also leave a brother, Steven Calvin of Rossville, his grandparents, Donna and Sam Holmes of Collierville, Joanne and James Calvin of Cordova and Beatrice Johnson of Ripley, Miss., and his great-grand-mother Elnore Jones of Collierville. The family request that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice. - Apr. 4, 2001

Carrie Mae Boswell
Carrie Mae Boswell, 74, of Somerville, homemaker, died Sunday, December 9 [2001] at Methodist Healthcare-Fayette in Somerville. Services was at noon December 15 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rawls Funeral Home in Brownsville has charge. Mrs. Boswell, the wife of Percy Boswell, also leaves four daughters, Mary Jane Myers of Memphis and Onie Rean Braddix, Gloria Jean Perry and Glenda Faye Norment, all of Somerville; five sons, Willie Matthews, Percy Boswell Jr. and Larry Boswell, all of Somerville, Olive Mosby of St. Louis and Robert Gene Boswell of Memphis; two brothers, Freddie Williams of Memphis and Junior Williams of Macon, Tenn., 37 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

Peggy Lee Morgan Austin
Mrs. Peggy Lee Morgan Austin, a resident of Feathers Chapel Drive in Somerville died Monday afternoon, March 4, 2002 at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Mrs. Austin was a retired bookkeeper and the wife of Mr. Robert F. Austin.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville.

William Jay "Bill" Barclay
Mr. William Jay "Bill" Barclay, a resident of Oakland and racing car enthusiast, died at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at his residence on Wilbourne Road near Oakland. He was 50 years of age and died following an illness of one year.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 21 at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Carl Meyers, Pastor of the Oakland Baptist Church and Rev. Jerry Cull, Pastor of the Moore's Schoolhouse Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Moore's Schoolhouse Cemetery near Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Peebles fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Barclay was born November 22, 1951 in Selmer, Tennessee, the son of Gladys Talley Barclay and the late William Wallace Barclay. He attended area schools and was a member of the last graduating class of the Bethel Springs High School.
Mr. Barclay served in the United States Air Force in earlier years and had also been a member of the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an Ordained Deacon of the Baptist Church. Mr. Barclay was married September 30, 2001 to the former Theresa Doyle Pardue of Oakland, who survives.
Mr. Barclay served as an engineer and a construction manager in Little Rock, Arkansas for wireless communication tower erections. He was employed by the Communications Management Specialties and the SBA Network Services before his illness.
He was a resident of Bethel Springs as a young person and was a resident of Little Rock before moving to Fayette County. Mr. Barclay enjoyed golf and was known for his love of automobile racing. He was a familiar figure in area car races, driving his vehicle, number 101.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sonja Dixon and husband, Greg, of Walnut, Mississippi; one step-daughter, Erica Pardue of Oakland; one step-son, Joshua Pardue of Oakland; his mother, Gladys Barclay of Bethel Springs; two sisters, Shirley Ferguson of Adamsville and Rachel Marlow of Cordova; one brother, Roy Barclay of Bethel Springs; and two granddaughters, Savannah and Dani Paige Dixon of Walnut, Mississippi.
Casketbearers were James Brumley, Daryl Ingle, Jimmy Drewery, Eric Hamm, Jerry Jenkins, Kenny Johnson, Tracy Martin and Wayne Morgan.
The family request that memorials be sent to the building fund of Moore's Schoolhouse Baptist Church at Bethel Springs.

Lizzie D. Rogers McClendon
Mrs. Lizzie D. "Granny" Rogers McClendon, a resident of Douglasville, Georgia and former resident of Hickory Withe, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000, at the St. Elizabeth South Hospital in Edgewood, Ky. where she had been a patient for two days. She was 89 years of age and died following a brief illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Little, Pastor of the Church, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Hickory Withe. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McClendon was born December 20, 1910, in Sayre, Okla., the daughter of the late Wilbur and Emily Jones Rogers. She attended Texas schools and was married December 26, 1940 to Luther Allan McClendon, retired farmer who died February 4, 1990.
Mrs. McClendon was a former resident of Bedford County, Tenn. and Jackson County, Ark. before moving to the Hickory Withe area in 1970. After the death of her daughter, Patsy Ann Blankenship in 1999, Mrs. McClendon moved to Douglasville, Ga. to reside near her son. She was visiting her daughter in Kentucky when she became ill.
Mrs. McClendon was a charter member of the Hickory Withe First Baptist Church. She and her family were instrumental in the formation of the church and had participated in various activities of the church since its inception. Mrs. McClendon, who everyone called "Granny", was known for her Christian values and love for her family. She was a homemaker throughout her life and enjoyed quilting for many years. She was responsible for teaching others in her church and community to quilt and she also enjoyed reading and gardening.
Mrs. McClendon is survived by her daughter, Janie K. Moore of Bellevue, Ky.; her son, Robert W. McClendon of Douglasville, Ga.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Active casketbearers were Ed Arnold, Jim Cowles, Gary Lynch and Richard Parrish.
Honorary casketbearers were Robert Blankenship, Collin McClendon, Chuck Sharpe, Jason Lupiani, Joshua Moore and Jason Smith.
The family request that memorials be made to the Building Fund of the Hickory Withe First Baptist Church.

Jeffery Charles Brewer, II
Mr. Jeffery Charles Brewer, II, a resident of Pittman Road in District 15 of Fayette County and a student at Morris Chapel Christian Academy, died Sunday, April 16 [2000] of an apparent drowning in the Wolf River near Moscow. He was 16 years of age. 
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, April 21 at Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. David Reeves, Pastor of the Midway Baptist Church near Whiteville, officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in District 15 of Fayette County. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Brewer was born September 16, 1983, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Jeffery Charles Brewer and the former Teresa Ann Curtis. He attended local schools and at the time of his death, was a student at Morris Chapel Christian Academy in Somerville.
Mr. Brewer was of the Baptist faith and his interests included deer hunting and fishing. He was known for his mechanical abilities.
Mr. Brewer is survived by his mother and step-father, Teresa and Bill Crook of Somerville, his father and step-mother, Jeffery and Elizabeth Brewer of Somerville, his sister, Elizabeth Renee' Brewer of Somerville, two step-sisters, Nichole Crook of Somerville, Lisa Olejniczak of Somerville, his step-brother, Michael Sprayberry of Somerville, his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Curtis of Atoka and his paternal grandfather, Charles R. Brewer of Magee, Mississippi.
Active casketbearers were Timmy Bishop, Billy Joe Cannon, Gray Freels, Tim Johnson, Cole Spicer and John Sullivan. Honorary casketbearer was Donnie Cannon.

Mary Ruth Hall
Ms. Mary Ruth Hall, a resident of Gallaway, died at 4:35 a.m. Friday, June 2 [2000], at her residents in Gallaway. She was 48 years of age and died following a three month illness. 
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the gravesite with Chaplain Wanda Jamison of the St. Francis Hospice Care in Memphis, officiating. Interment was in the Hood Cemetery in the Warren Community of Fayette County. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements. 
Ms. Hall was born May 29, 1952, in Obion County, Tennessee, the daughter of Hilda Nell Cole Lindsey and the late Guy Hall. She attended schools in Obion County and was a former resident of Kenton, Tennessee for a number of years before moving to Fayette County twenty years ago. She was a homemaker throughout her life.
Ms. Hall is survived by one daughter, Michelle Sullivan of Arlington, Tennessee, two sons, Donnie Hall and Jason Hall, both of Gallaway, her mother, Hilda Nell Cole Lindsey of Gallaway and one grandson.
Casketbearers were family members and friends of Ms. Hall. The family request that memorials be made to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Austin Vaiden Harris
Austin Vaiden Harris, stillborn son of Noah and Mellissa Harris of Bolivar, died at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2000 at the Brownsville Health Care Center in Brownsville. 
Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 13th at the Graveside with Rev. Al Davis, Pastor of the Landmark Baptist Church in Somerville, officiating. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Moscow. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Infant Harris is survived my his mother and father, Mellissa Collins Harris and Noah Vaiden Harris of Bolivar, his sister, Adreana Leigh Harris of Bolivar and his grandparents, Catherine and Bob Collins of Somerville, Joe Harris of Collierville, Margie Allen of Savannah, Liz Rutledge of Somerville, Corine Collins of Decatur, Alabama, Edna Cryer of Lawrensburg, Gloria Smith of Mason and Linda Harris of Rossville.

Catherine Cox
Ms. Catherine Cox of Somerville died Sunday, August 27 [2000] at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30th at 1:00 pm. followed by graveside services at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Services will be officiated by Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher. 
Catherine leaves her mother, Sharon McMullan, a brother Nathan Sandusky; grandparents Mike and Dot Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. James McMullan. The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Steven Anderson Cookston
Mr. Steven Anderson Cookston, former resident of Somerville, died at 8:57 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2000 at Methodist Hospital of McNairy County in Selmer, Tennessee. He was forty years of age and died unexpectedly. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 11th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Kenneth Culver, Pastor of the Warren Community Church officiating. Interment was in the Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Mr. Cookston was born July 17, 1960 in Dallas, Texas, the son of Jon Anderson and Jeanie Briles Cookston. He moved with his family to Tennessee in 1963 and was a former resident of Somerville and Bartlett. Mr. Cookston had been a student and resident of the McNairy County Developmental Center in Selmer since 1988. 
Mr. Cookston was a member of the Mullins United Methodist Church. He enjoyed the friendship of people of all ages and his interests included bike riding, playing the piano and music of all kinds. 
Mr. Cookston is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Cookston of Bartlett, one sister, Sheri Cookston Morris of Somerville, and a niece and nephew, Madison and Scott Morris of Somerville. 
Casketbearers were Max Burch, Danny Graham, Rodney Jenkins, David Shelton Robertson, Rod Bussey-Spencer and Charles Taylor. 
The family request memorials be made to the McNairy County Developmental Center in Selmer, Tennessee.

Alice Erle Beasley Keeble
A resident of Monteagle, Tennessee, died December 5. She was born and raised in LaGrange, Tennessee. 
Mrs. Keeble was preceded in death by her parents, Peter R. and Ida Lee Hancock Beasley, LaGrange, Tennessee and her husband, Edwin Augustus Keeble. She is survived by children, Peter Beasley (Martha Carter) Keeble, Sewanee, Tennessee and Lucy Lyne Keeble, Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Irma Beasley McGown, Memphis, Tennessee; grandchildren, Katharine Keeble Wilkinson, Alison Margaret Keeble Wilkinson, Edwin Augustus Keeble, IV. 
Graveside services 1 P.M. Friday, December 8, 2000, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, The Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt, Rector of St. Paul's Church of Selma, Alabama, officiating. A memorial service will be held 4 P.M. Saturday, December 9, 2000, Christ Church of Monteagle, Tennessee, Bishop William Milsaps officiating. Memorials may be made to Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356.

James Walter "Jimmy" Freeland, Sr.
Mr. James Walter "Jimmy" Freeland, Sr., a resident of Williston and a longtime Fayette County banker who was involved in the financial, community and religious activities of the area throughout his life, died at 8 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2001, at his residence. He was 80 years of age and died unexpectedly.
Funeral services were conducted at 12 Noon Monday, April 16th, at the Somerville First Presbyterian Church with Rev. R. Christy Morgan of Corinth, Mississippi, a former minister of the church, officiating. Interment was in the Union Cemetery at Laconia. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Freeland was born October 24, 1920, in Laconia, Tennessee the son of the late James Dinwiddle and Elizabeth Morris Freeland, early residents of the Laconia area. Mr. Freeland attended Laconia schools and was a graduate of the Fayette County High School in Somerville and received his college degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford.
Mr. Freeland served in the United States Army Air Crop during World War II and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. He was a banker for many years in Somerville and served as Chief Executive Officer for the First State Bank of Fayette County for a number of years before his retirement. After his banking career, Mr. Freeland served as a City Recorder for the Town of Somerville.
In earlier years Mr. Freeland has served as an Alderman for the Town of Somerville and was also a member of the Fayette County School Board. He also served as a member of the Fayette County Draft Board.
Mr. Freeland was a longtime member of the Somerville First Presbyterian Church where he had served as an Elder. Mr. Freeland was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Parks Freeland. His interests in earlier years included golfing and gardening. Mr. Freeland was an avid reader throughout his life.
Mr. Freeland is survived by his wife, Judy Hamner Freeland of Williston, his daughter, Leah Freeland Andres of Somerville, his son, Walt Freeland of Somerville, two sisters, Karen Freeland Winfrey of Somerville, Anne Freeland Caldwell of Memphis and seven grandchildren.
Active casketbearers were John Caldwell, Jack Dawson, Hugh Parks, Rodney Parks, Drew Tomlinson, Gerald Tomlinson and Bob Winfrey.
Honorary Casketbearers were members of the Fayette County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5013.
The family request that memorials be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Tom Brandon Porter
Mr. Brandon Porter, a resident of Mason, died on August 4, 2001 at the Methodist Hospital in Fayette County. He was 69 years of age.
Funeral services were conducted on August 11 at the Greater Fredonia MB Church with Rev. Jordan officiating. Burial was at the Fredonia Memorial Garden in Stanton, Tenn.
Mr. Porter was born on June 24, 1932 the son of the late David and Margurite Brown Porter. Mr. Porter was a farmer.
Mr. Porter was preceded in death by a sister Anna G. Stanton and three brothers, Otis Porter, Richard Yarbrough and Albert D. Porter.
Mr. Porter is survived by 2 sisters, Doris Merriweather (Andrew) and Alcenia McCants.

Bernice Virginia Steward Free
Mrs. Bernice Virginia Steward Free, a resident of Memphis and former resident of the Somerville area, died at 11:35 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2001, at the Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was 83 years of age and died following an extended illness.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 15th at the Graveside with remarks by family and friends. Interment was in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Hwy 64 between Oakland and Somerville.
Mrs. Free was born September 19, 1918, in Fayette County, the daughter of the late James Milton Steward and Della Dean Brannan Steward. She attended Fayette County schools and was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Free was a homemaker throughout her life and had been a resident of Memphis for many years.
Mrs. Free is survived by two daughters, Wanda Austin of Memphis, Ann Shepherd of Baltimore, Maryland, two sons, James Anthony Austin of Memphis and William Ray Austin of Memphis.
Casketbearers were family members and friends and it was requested that memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Corrie Watson Henley
Mrs. Corrie Watson Tippett Henley, 78, of Camden, Tennessee, formerly of Somerville, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
The widow of Wilburn Gene Henley, who died in 1989, she was a dispatcher with the Somerville Police Department for about six years and a secretary in a physician's office in Somerville. She was born on March 5, 1923, in Greenville county, South Carolina, daughter of the late Crayton and Ilar Vaughn Watson and lived for 20 years in Memphis and 20 years in Somerville prior to moving to Camden about four years ago. Mrs. Henley was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Don Hammons officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar, Tennessee were in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a son Clyde Tippett of Camden, and a sister, Aletha Watson Barker of Taylor, South Carolina. The family request that memorials be sent to Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

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