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ALAMO - Brooxie Baker Gorman, 71, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ronk Funeral Home with burial in Alamo Cemetery. She leaves a daughter, Margie Morris, and two sons, James Baker and Junior Gorman, all of Alamo, and four grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

DECATURVILLE - Rhudell Ivey, 67, retired from I-Appeal, died of cancer Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill with burial in Peace Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Ivey, the wife of Martin Ivey, also leaves a son, Marty Ivey, and her parents, Bessie and O. C. Alexander, all of Decaturville, and a brother, Ronnie Alexander of Lexington. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

DRUMMONDS - Mary Allen Paul Hicks, 73, of Memphis, accountant and teacher, died of cancer Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-Central in Memphis. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Drummonds. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hicks, the wife of Rev. George T. Hicks, also leaves two daughters, Mary Helen Hicks of Alpharetta, Ga., and Suzan V. Hicks-Hurt of Memphis; a son, Glenn Terrell Hicks of Memphis, and a sister, Charlotte Green of Birmingham. The family requests that memorials be sent to Christ United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or MUW Foundation. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

DYERSBURG - Montell Mann, 73, retired from Colonial Rubber Works, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at International Gospel Temple, where he was a member, with burial in Memorial Park. Cosmopolitan Funeral Services has charge. Mr. Mann, the husband of Louise Cheaney Mann, also leaves three daughters, Abbie Mann of Dyersburg, Shirley Bester and Karen Shaw, both of Ripley; four sons, Montell Mann Jr. and Marlos S. Mann, both of Dyersburg, Don R. Mann of Ahoskie, N.C., and Corneluis Ivy of Jackson; a brother, Jessie L. Mann, 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

DYERSBURG - Betty Prichard, 63, retired from Bekaert, died of cancer Sunday at her home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Fairview Cemetery. J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home has charge. She was a board member and secretary of International Friends. She leaves a daughter, Holly Ladd of Cullman, Ala.; a son, Frank Prichard III of Atlanta; three sisters, Jane Taylor, Janice Barnick and Eleanor Greer, all of Houston, and a grandchild. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

DYERSBURG - Jewell Wilson, 75, retired secretary for Wilson Jones Co. in Chicago, died of heart failure Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery. J. W. Curry and Son Funeral Home has charge. She was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Elaine Wilson of Dyersburg; a sister, Opaline Purdue of Golden, Miss., and two brothers, R. L. Robbins and Dexter Robbins, both of Booneville. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

GLEASON - Henry F. `Bub' Parks, 87, retired safety director for Zenith Radio, died of heart failure Sunday at McKenzie Health Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Gallimore Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. He was a member of Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mr. Parks was the husband of Wanda Parks [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

HENDERSON - Villa Bulliner Emerson, 80, former owner of Savannah Five and Dime and Emerson Grocery and self-employed drygood wholesaler, died of heart failure Sunday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Lake Hill Memory Gardens in Bethel Springs. She was a member of Savannah First Baptist Church. Mrs. Emerson, the widow of Joe Edward Emerson, leaves a daughter, Joan Carol Emerson McMahan of Selmer, a grandchild and a great-grandchild. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

JACKSON - Ashley Elaine Allen, 16-year-old daughter of Kippie and Todd Allen, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of injuries in an auto accident. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Arrington Funeral Directors with burial in Ridgecrest Cemetery. She was a member of East Union Baptist Church and a junior and an honor student at Jackson Central Merry High School, where she was a member of the competitive cheerleading squad. She also leaves a sister, Kerrah Marie Allen, and her grandparents, Mary and Wayne Ada and Karon and Donald Jeter, all of Jackson. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

KENTON - Jean Belew Gray, 93, receptionist and nurse, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Milan General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Kenton First Methodist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Atwood. Karnes-Thompson Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Gray, the widow of Dr. A. H. Gray, leaves a sister, Doris Belew of Milan, and five grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

MARTIN - Mildred Coleman Gardner, 80, former operator of Martin Lime & Gravel and Weakley County Grain Co., died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of complications of a stroke. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Murphy Funeral Home with burial in East Side Cemetery. She was a member of Martin Church of Christ. Mrs. Gardner, the widow of Thomas Wade Gardner, leaves a daughter, Beverley Gardner of Dallas; a son, Mike Gardner of Martin; a sister, Virginia Heglar of Humboldt; a brother, Don Coleman of Savannah, and two grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

MASON - Neville Rives Seay, 86, retired teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, where he was a member, with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Brownsville Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of the Lions Club. Mr. Seay, the widower of Sara Mann Seay, leaves a daughter, Maude Sherrod Seay of Mason; a son, William Rives Seay II of Lanesville, Ind., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church or the Lions Club. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

MEDINA - David Huey, 68, retired from BellSouth, died of a heart attack Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Centerville Cemetery. Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan has charge. He was a former deacon at Newbern First Baptist Church. Mr. Huey, the husband of Brenda Huey, also leaves two daughters, Dr. Melinda W. Blue of Knoxville and Amy C. Heffernan of San Diego; two sons, David Lynn Huey Jr. of Nashville and Chuck Davis of Atoka; a sister, Harriette Huey Osborne of Murfeesboro; a brother, Kenneth W. Huey of Milan, and seven grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be sent to Camp Clark Williamson in Medina. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

MILAN - Dorothy D. Gehl, 77, retired from Milan Arsenal, died of respiratory failure Saturday at Milan General Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan with burial in New Valley Cemetery near Gleason. Mrs. Gehl, the wife of Fred L. Gehl, also leaves two daughters, Barbara Jones and Wanda Nash, both of Hopkinsville; a son, Jerry Lunsford of Dallas; three sisters, Nevelyn Akers of Nashville, Betty Carnal of Humboldt and Sue Callans of Ridgely, and three brothers, Hugh Trevathan of San Diego, Joe Trevathan of Cottontown and Bobby Trevathan of Hohenwald. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

PARSONS - Ricky Glyn Scott, 42, drowned Saturday and was pronounced dead at Decatur County General Hospital. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Scott, the husband of Marsha Scott, also leaves two daughters, Jenny Scott and Penny Scott, three sons, Bobby Powers, Robby Powers and Dexter Scott, his parents, Mildred Jones Scott and Thomas Scott, two sisters, Janie Fry and Vicky Scott, all of Lexington, and two grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

RIPLEY - Dewitt Allgood, 73, retired from International Harvester, died of leukemia Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-Central in Memphis. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Home with burial in Ripley Memorial Gardens. He was a member of Calvary Hills Baptist Church. Mr. Allgood, the husband of Emma Jo Allgood, also leaves two daughters, Connie Reiersen and Donna Shirey, both of Bartlett; a son, Randy Allgood of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Tina Glover of Brighton; two stepsons, Tommie Northcott of Henning and Jeff Northcott of Ripley; a sister, Vera Quick of Jackson, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

RIPLEY - Christine Todd, 70, retired teacher, died of heart failure Saturday at Ripley Healthcare & Rehab. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ripley First Baptist Church. Garner Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Todd, the wife of John Lowell Todd, also leaves a daughter, Elene Winn of Memphis; two sons, Chris Aethranis of Knoxville and John Todd of Ripley; three stepdaughters, Rebecca Todd of Tampa, Jackie Mayerkevitch of Israel and Erika Todd of Nashville; a sister, Eloise Lowery of Delray Beach, Fla.; two brothers, James Lowery of Knoxville and Joe Lowery of Tampa, Fla.; a stepbrother, Lamar Patty of Knoxville, and three grandchildren. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

RUTHERFORD - Justine Helen McHugh, 74, retired from Kellwood, died of cancer Saturday at Dyer Nursing Home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Rutherford Cemetery. Karnes Funeral Home in Rutherford has charge. She leaves a sister, Margarie Harrison of Paris. The family requests that memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

SELMER - James Edwin Matlock, 70, of Memphis, owner and operator of Jim's Bait Shop in Memphis, died of heart failure Saturday at Methodist Healthcare-South in Memphis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Milledgeville Methodist Church with burial in Milledgeville Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer has charge. He was a Korean War Army veteran. Mr. Matlock, the widower of Fern Matlock and the husband of Bonnie Matlock, also leaves three stepsons; a sister, Dolores Brush of Milledgeville, and a brother, James L. Matlock of Memphis. [From the Commercial Appeal, Saturday, August 18, 2001]

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