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Obituaries for McKenzie, Carroll County and the Region

From News Director Nicki Cronkright

Obituaries

2017

Brummitt McKenzie-Trezevant, Chase Funeral Home and Dilday-Carter Funeral Home

 

Gloria Hornsby

Services for Gloria Ann Hornsby, 72, will be held Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother James Hazlewood officiating.  Interment will follow at Sellers Hill Cemetery near Clarksburg, TN. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Friday, June 23, 2017 from 11:00 am until service time.  Mrs. Hornsby, a retired setter in healthcare, died Monday, June 19, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on September 16, 1944 in Bemis, TN to J D and Brooksie Nell Crider Scott. She was Baptist in faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 38 years Olen Okie Hornsby who died February 12, 2005. 

Survivors include her daughters Lisa (Mark) Weaver of McKenzie and Sheri (James) Wiley of Dresden, her sons Tim (Jessie) Hornsby of Latham, TN and Dennis Fisher, three sisters June (Robert) Stallcup of Stanton, TN, Joan Adams of Humboldt, TN, Wanda Millard of Murray, KY, two brothers Dan (Heidi) Scott of Evergreen, CO and Bobby (Barbara) Bessent of Minnesota, ten grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers who will be serving are: Shane Barksdale, Rusty Sawyers, Andy Weaver, Kendall Smith, Chris Singleton, Robert Hodge, Danny Millard and Jerry Millard. 

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.

James Glen "Jim" Neely

James Glen "Jim" Neely, 76, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday June 14, 2017.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00PM Sunday June 18,2017 at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery. Dr. Jerry Jeffords, Pastor Mark Carrigan and Brother Kenneth Massey officiating.

Mr. Neely was born to the late Otis "Cokie" Neely and Louis Neely on April 28, 1941 in the Rosser Community of Carroll County, TN. He was preceded in death by brothers Earl and Joe Neely, and a sister Linda Neely Wilson. He graduated from Huntingdon High School where he was a student athlete and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon, Tennessee and a 50 year member of both the Scottish Rite, and the Al Chymia Shrine.

He was 2007 Carroll Countian of the year/ 2010 Huntingdon's Outstanding Citizen began his career as a bundle boy with the Publix Shirt Corporation in Huntingdon where he also served as a Union Steward with the Amalgated Clothing Workers. From there his career continued and included elections and service for 28 years as President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

Jim served as Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development under two Governors, Ray Blanton and Phil Bredesen. He worked, always, to provide opportunities for Tennesseans.

As a US Government Representative on a Goodwill Mission trip to Germany, he met with foreign Government leaders and members of NATO. Throughout his career he served on various federal, state, regional, and local boards and commissions. He was a longtime member of the following boards where he served as Chairpersons for many: the Workforce Development Board, the TN State Employment Security Advisory Board, the TN Job Partnership Council, the TN Safety Congress Board of Directors, the Advisory Board for the Federal Reserve Board in Atlanta, the Executive Steering Committee of TN Center of Labor Management Relations, the TN Technical Vocation Educational Council, and the Huntingdon Special School District Board of Education.

During his career, he received many prestigious awards: 2004 Eagle Award from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, 2005 Distinguish Service Individual of the year by the National Association of Career Technical Education, 2007 Professional of the year of TN Industrial Development Council, 2010 Adult Education Task Force Award, and the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the TN Labor Management Foundation. In 2010 the TN Career Center located in Huntingdon, TN, and serving multiple counties, was named for him.

James always considered his greatest achievements to be his family: his wife of 56 years, Rachel Todd Neely, his daughter Hope Neely Turner (Michael), and his three granddaughters Neely (16), Mary Catherine (14), and Caroline (9).

The family will receive friends on Saturday at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 3:00PM until 8:00PM and on Sunday at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 11:00AM until 2:00PM.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 731-986-8281.

Janice Turnbow

Services for Janice Marie Turnbow, 70, will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Pastor Fady Hagel officiating.  Interment will follow at Brock Cemetery in Greenfield, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 am until service time.  Ms. Turnbow, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the McKenzie Healthcare Center in McKenzie.  She was born on April 13, 2017 in Greenfield, Tennessee to Robert Lee and Emma Maxine Laster Ward. She was a member of Sheppard’s Field Church in Martin.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Survivors include her children Donna K. Smith of Colon, MI, Sonya Coleman of Huntingdon, TN, Tammy Forrest of McKenzie, Carl Allen Turnbow of Greenfield, Kelly Ray Turnbow of McKenzie, Michael Turnbow of Dresden, Angela Thornton of McKenzie, Stacy Turnbow Willis of Jackson, TN, and Tracy Allen of McKenzie, her sisters Vickie Rhineheart of Michigan, Connie Singleton of Bemis, TN, her brother Junior Webb of Greenfield, 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Grandson will be serving as pallbearers. 

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.

Stella Chesser

A funeral service for Stella Minnie Lou Chesser is Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation is Monday, June 12 2017, 11:00 a.m. until service time. Interment is at Finley Cemetery, McKenzie, TN.

Mrs. Chesser, 85, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. She was born November 11, 1931 in McKenzie, TN to John Coley and Bessie Mae Bell Huggins.  She is a retired factory worker for Brown Shoe Co., a homemaker and attended Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert Hoover Chesser, two sisters Sarah Grace Chandler and Leslie Riggins and one brother Dewitt Huggins.

Survivors include four daughters Pat Curtis Luther of McKenzie, Donna Gallimore of McKenzie, Beverly Carol Chesser of Trezevant and Teresa Ann Jones of Leach and three sons Richard Chesser of McKenzie, John D. Chesser of McKenzie and Michael Wayne Chesser of McKenzie, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.


Kyle Bradley

Mr. Kyle Johnson Bradley, 24, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Dewayne Ervin and David Thomas speaking. He was a salesman for Platinum Marketing Group.

He is survived by his parents Jesse Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Cindy Dodd Snider of Camden, Tennessee and Shannon Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee; one daughter, Mattigan Adalia Bradley of Clarksburg, Tennessee; Brothers, Trevor Bradley and Blake Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Brady Snider and Chase Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee; Maternal Grandparents, Frank & Diann Dodd, Sr. of Huntingdon, Tennessee; Paternal Grandparents, Lannie & Regina Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Debbie Ensley of Huntingdon, Tennessee; Grandparents Carol Bethshears of Bruceton, Tennessee. and Danny (Suzanne) Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee and great-grandmother Marie Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 5-8PM and then on Friday from 11AM until time of services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.didlay.com.

Fay Clark

Mrs. Fay Clark, 77, of Bruceton, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Rick Crossno, Brother Terry Dickey, and Brother Josh Franks officiating. Burial to follow in the Prospect Cemetery in Bruceton, Tennessee.

Mrs. Fay was born on June 11, 1939 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late C. L. Melton and Clarice White Rush. She was a retired dispatcher with the Carroll County Sherriff’s Department, a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church, and was a funeral assistant for Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, James “Pete” Clark.

She is survived by: Daughters, Tonyia (David) Rush of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Donna (Tony) Walker of Johnson City, Tennessee; Grandchildren, Ashleigh Ingram, Lincoln Webb, Andrew Vargas, Haden Walker, and Madison Walker; Great-Grandchildren, Kylen Turner and Carlee Webb.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 4-8PM and then on Wednesday, from 12PM until time of services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com

Rosa Brawner

Rosa (Rosie) Mae Brawner, 85, of McKenzie died Friday, June 2 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services are Sunday, June 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at the Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, McKenzie, Tenn. Burial follows in Blooming Grove Cemetery in McKenzie, Weakley County.

Visitation is Saturday, June 3, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m. to time of service at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Officiant is Reverend Alan Trull.

Mrs. Brawner was born April 5, 1932 to Leroy R. (Jack) Byrd and Beatrice Mae Arnold Byrd in Weakley County. She was a graduate of Gleason High School, a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, a former seamstress at Wilker Brothers (pajama factory) in McKenzie, Wen-Sue Manufacturing Company of McKenzie, and Douglas and Lomason in Milan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Luella Buntin of McKenzie and Maudell Beasley of Gleason.

Survivors include her husband, Bob V. Brawner of McKenzie, whom she married June 3, 1950; three daughters, Rosemary (Larry) Fowler, Teresa (Joel) Washburn, and Melinda (David) Ferguson, all of McKenzie; four granddaughters, Charlotte (Lindsey) Arnold, Heather (Frank) Robertson, Brittany (Jason) Martin, and Amanda (Alan) Ninness, all of McKenzie; and four great-granddaughters, Matilda and Ava Arnold, Anna Grace Robertson, and Alicyn and Aubry Ninness.

Pallbearers who will be serving are Larry Fowler, Joel Washburn, David Ferguson, Alan Ninness, Jason Martin, Frankie Robertson, and Lindsey Arnold.

The family has asked to please consider making donations in Mrs. Rosie’s name to the Blooming Grove Cemetery Fund, 1516 Blaylock Store Rd, McKenzie, TN 38201.

Services are being handled by Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home 1740 East Cedar Avenue McKenzie, Tennessee  38201.

Gladys Nolen

Mrs. Gladys Bates Nolen, 93, of Clarksburg, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Life Care Center in Bruceton, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00PM in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Brother Mark Simons officiating. Burial to follow in the Palmer Shelter Cemetery.

Mrs. Nolen was born on August 12, 1923 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Horace and Euvie Oatsvall Bennett . She was a faithful member of Clarksburg Church of Christ. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and gardening. She also worked at the hospital for several years and was a loving friend to her family and friends. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by: First Husband, Joseph Wayne Bates; Second Husband, Spirgen Nolen; and Brothers, Audrain Bennett and Leon Bennett.

She is survived by: Daughters, Nancy Bates Carnal of Wildersville, TN and Sandra Gail Walker of Huntsville, AL; Brother, Gailford Bennett of Huntingdon, TN; Grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) Quillin, Catlin Elizabeth Walker, and Lisa (Terry) Altom; Great-grandchildren, Anna Quillin, John Walker Quillin, Zach (Stephanie) Altom, Victoria Grace Altom, and Juliana Rose Altom.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 5-8PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and then on Tuesday from 10AM until time of service.

Pallbearers to serve are: Terry Altom, Brian Quillin, Zach Altom, Burton Bennett, Seth Bennett, Mike Bennett, and Tim Bennett.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

David French

Mr. David Allen French, 72 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make memorials in his honor to the charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Mr. French was born March 16, 1945 in Miston, Tennessee to the late William Authur and Mary Elizabeth (Bottoms) French. He was a Retired Truck Driver for Ace Trucking Company in Jackson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter French.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia House; a daughter, Gina Ledsinger (Landon) both of Huntingdon; one sister, Nancy French of Puryear; two brothers, Henry French of Trezevant and Jim French of Springville. He also leaves three grandsons, James Eric McMinn, Ryan Cary McMinn, and Logan Ledsinger, and several nieces and nephews.

Ellen Marie May

Mrs. Ellen Marie May, 75 of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hampton cemetery. Bro. Don Churchwell will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. May was born March 24, 1942 in Somerville, Tennessee to the late Ivy Wilson Sharp and Ellen (Musch) Barron. She was a retired CNA and a member of The House of The Lord in Camden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Green May and a son, Lemuel Richard Owens.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Orr (James) of Medina; a son, Timothy Wayne “Butch” Owens (Carolyn) of Huntingdon; a sister, Sheryl Tyner (Charles) of Lexington; two brothers, Lee Barron and Kenneth Barron both of Memphis. She also leaves two granddaughters, Jessica Heather Hill and Ericka Denise Hill.

Betty Melton

Mrs. Betty Melton, 74, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Monday, May 29, 2017 at her son’s residence in Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers who will serve are Andrew Campbell, Matthew Murchison, Matthew Frazee, Troy Davis, Wayne Burlison, and Lee Munz.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 until time of service.

Mrs. Melton was born November 11, 1942 in Detroit, Michgian to the late Oscar Daniel and Edith Haywood Frazee. She was a home maker. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Joe Frazee, one sister, Ann Pace, and one grandson, Nicholas Ryan Melton.

She is survived by her husband of Williams Jerry Melton, two sons, William Tony Melton (wife Tammy) of Cedar Grove, Billy Wayne Melton (wife Patti) of Jackson, one sister, Sue Murray of Hendersonvillle, three brothers, James Frazee, Kenneth Frazee (wife Olivia) both of Bruceton, and Edgar Frazee of Corinth, Mississippi. She also leaves three grandchildren, Destinee Marie Melton, Andrew Campbell, and Alexa Campbell.

John Charles "Red" Lessenberry

Mr. John Charles “Red” Lessenberry, 81 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the --- Cemetery. Bro. Chase Sanders will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday after 5:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Lessenberry was born October 8, 1935 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late John D. and Vallie Bea (Bray) Lessenberry. He was retired from the Carroll County Highway Department and a member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles David Lessenberry, one brother, Larry Dean Lessenberry and an infant sister.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Julia G. Lessenberry, one daughter, Linda Carol DePriest (husband Jimmy) from Clarksburg, five sons, James Lynn Lessenberry of Huntingdon, Jeffery Allen Lessenberry (wife Donna) of Lexington, Phillip Wayne Hicks (wife Pat) of Huntingdon, Robert Anthony Hicks (wife Tena) of Cedar Grove, and Jonathan Olen Lessenberry (wife Christy) of McKenzie, one sister-in-law, Opal Lessenberry of Cedar Grsove, one brother, Kenneth Norman Lessenberry of Milan. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


Pauline Depriest

Mrs. Pauline Depriest, 91, of Atwood, Tennessee passed away Friday May 26, 2017 at McKenzie Healthcare and Rehab in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 pm Saturday May 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church Atwood, Tennessee. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Lavinia, Tennessee. Brother Darrell Joyner and Bobby Stewart will officiate.

She was born February 3, 1926 in Carroll County to the late William Alfred Presley and Hassie Milam Presley.

She is survived by one daughter Barbara (Charlie) Turner of Atwood, Tennessee; one sister Jane (James) Smith of Jackson, Tennessee; one brother John Wayne (Mary Ruth) Presley of Jackson, Tennessee; two grandchildren Carla (Brian)Freeman of Medina, Tennessee and Crissy (Dr. Danner) Hodgson of Nevada City California; Five great-grandchildren Jackson, Jude, and Eliana Hodgson; George and Grace Freeman.

The family will receive friends on Saturday May 27, 2017 from 11:00 am till time of service at First Baptist Church Atwood, Tennessee.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. 731-986-8281

Mishell Shear

Ms. Mishell Marie Shear, age 40 0f Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2:00PM at Tates Pentecostal Church in Huntingdon, Tennessee with Brother Larry DePriest officiating. The family will receive friends from 12PM until service time.

Ms. Shear was born on June 29, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She served her country in the US Army, was a paralegal for the State of Tennessee Child Support Enforcement, and also worked for Redneck Bail Bonds.

She is survived by: her children, Alysia Shear, Bradley Shear, and Chris Shear, all of Huntingdon, Tennessee; Mother, Judith Matthews of Twin Falls, Idaho; Sisters, Tammy Lightner and Jennifer Matthews of Nevada; and a Brother, Michael Lightner of Nevada.

Dilday-Carter Fuenral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com

Joyce Newbill

Services for Joyce Newbill, 88, will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 am at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Jason Jackson officiating.  Interment will follow at Union Academy Cemetery in the Big Buck Community.  The family will receive friends on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 9:00 am until service time.  

Mrs. Newbill, a retired factory worker at the Wilker Brothers Pajama Factory and Brown Shoe Company, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on June 23, 1928 in Trezevant, TN to Arlie and Ara Stafford Churchwell. She was a member of Union Academy Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday school.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edmon Newbill, two grandsons Christopher Matyszyk and Caleb Newbill, and two sisters Arlene Poteete and Margaret Jo Crawley. 

Survivors include three daughters Karen Joyce Matyszyk of Summerville, South Carolina, Jenna Sue (Tommy) Cagle of Jackson, TN, and Jeanine Weakley of Manchester, TN, one son Eddie Wayne (Joanne) Newbill of McKenzie, two sisters Marjorie Walker of Trezevant and Loyce Johnson of McLemoresville, TN, two brothers J W (Doris) Churchwell of Memphis and Elder Buron Ray (Carolyn)  Churchwell of McLemoresville, TN, five grandchildren Jennifer Matyszyk, Meagan Schweitzer, Camille Cagle, Brooke Cagle, Samantha Weakley, four great grandchildren Kaydence Newbill, Naomi Matyszyk, Elise Schweitzer, and Andrew Schweitzer . 

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.

Mary Johnson

A funeral service for Mary Lou Johnson is Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother James Hazlewood will officiate. Visitation is Sunday, May 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Monday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00p.m.

Mrs. Johnson, 97, a production and supervisor for Milan Arsenal and member of Bethel Baptist Church, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was born November 22, 1919 in McLemoresville, TN to Frank & Mamie Mae Moore Presley. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers Jamie Presley and Leon Presley.

Survivors include her son William Paul (Genova) Johnson of McKenzie.

Gloria Anderson

Mrs. Gloria Dean Anderson, 72, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hampton Cemetery. Bro. Andrew Stokes will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Tony Crocker, Wayne Dean, Wilburn Allen, Danny Simpson, Drew Anderson, and Bronson Berry.

Mrs. Anderson was born January 18, 1945 in Yuma, Tennessee to the late James Rafel and Vonell (Hammett) Pritchard. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Gene Pritchard

She is survived by her husband of 55 years Jerry Anderson; one son, Ricky Anderson of Westport; one daughter Jamie Berry (Bronson) of Huntingdon. She also leaves two grandchildren Maggie Ellen Berry and Drew Anderson.

Virginia Hooton

A memorial service for Virginia G. Hooton is Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ. Brother Jim Roberts will officiate. Visitation is Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mrs. Hooton, 86, a homemaker and a member of McKenzie Church of Christ, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was born February 2, 1931 in McKenzie, TN to Paul and Juanita Brogdon Hooton. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Joyce Chapman and Barbara Montgomery and brother Frank Brawner.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, James Richard Hooton, Sr of McKenzie, two daughters Ginny Webster of Bryant, AK and Cynthia (Phillip) Willis of Franklin, TN, a  son Dickie (Leigh) Hooton of Bryant, AK,  a sister Melba Summers of McKenzie, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jesse Bucy Jr.

A memorial service for Jesse Edward Bucy, Jr will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation is Wednesday 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Brother Wray Forrest will officiate.

Mr. Bucy, 86, retired truck driver for Mohon International, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1930 in Henry, TN to the late Jesse Edward Bucy, Sr. Mr. Bucy was a member of the VFW in McKenzie and also a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Survivors include his son Bobby Bucy of Paris, three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mark Hedge

Mr. Mark Franklin Hedge, 55, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Long Rock Cemetery. Bro. Alex Hilliard and Bro. Rick Crossno will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of services.

Mr. Hedge was born September 15, 1961 in Huntingdon, Tennessee, to the late Johnie Franklin and Ann Louise Dennison Hedge. He was employed with the Town of Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Steiner; an aunt, Doris Breeden; his grandfather, Carl Henry Dennison.

He is survived by his grandmother, Exell Dennison; three uncles, Sammy Dennison of Huntingdon, Gary Hedge (Jeanette) and Junior Hedge (Karen) both of Cedar Grove; a aunt, Shirley Hedge O’Bryan (Sam); a brother in law, James Steiner of Rolla, Missouri; a niece, Katie Mathis (Dusty) of Edgar Springs, Missouri; two nephews, Jason Steiner (Ashley) of Sharpsburg, Georgia and Jimmy Steiner (Natalie) of Rolla, Missouri and several great nieces and nephews.

John H. James

Funeral services for John H. James, Jr is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Dennis Trull will officiate. Burial is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Mr. James, 81, a Home Office Field Trainer and Sales Executive for Interstate Life & Accident Insurance Company, Chattanooga, TN, died Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. He was born January 24, 1936 in Gibson Co., TN to John and Grace Sellers James Sr. Mr.James was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mason and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Willodean Hays and Betty Ruth Blackburn.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Joyce Johnson James, two daughters Debbie James (Doug) Freeland of Jackson, Tammy James Hunter of Columbia, sisters Aileen Scott of Bradford and Joan Lawrence of Milan, brother Glyn (Nan) James of Bradford and four grandchildren Ashley Freeland (Adam) Pratt, Courtney Hunter, Tyler L Freeland and Chase Hunter.

Charles Cooper

Services for Charles W. “Mr. Chuck” Cooper, 82, will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors by the US Marine Corps. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 10:30 am until service time.  Mr.  Cooper a former press operator and welder for Budd Automotive in Gary, Indiana for almost 30 years, operated Madura Gas Station in Gary, worked for Republic Doors in McKenzie, owned and operated Cooper’s Union 76 service station and truck stop, and most recently was the chief maintenance man at McDonald’s Restaurant in McKenzie. died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his residence.  

He was born on March 22, 1935 in McKenzie, Tennessee to Murray Lee and Ivie Pearl Hudgins Cooper. He was in the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War and member of the American Legion.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Ada Louise Richardson, Tavey Emerline “Emer” Morris, and Dorothy Lee Cooper Turney Parkins, and a brother Harold Cooper. 

Survivors include his wife that missed their 54th wedding anniversary by 10 days Beverly J. Lee Cooper of McKenzie, two daughters Shelia Gail (George) Cook of Arizona, Brenda Lee Wellman of St. Mary’s Georgia, three sons Charles W. Cooper, Jr. of Fernandina Beach, Florida, Norman (Sarah) Philips of Sarasota, Florida, and Victor Murray Allan of Texas, and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.n

Mary Lou Christian

Mrs. Mary Lou Christian, 68, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Humbles Cemetery. Bro. Doug Sellers will officiate the service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Brian Sloan, Shannon Sloan, Larry Miller, Anthony Vaughn, Tommy Davis, Donnie Smith, Ricky Scott, and Clint Butler.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 PM til 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Christian was born October 2, 1948 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee, to the late John Leonard and Elvie Creasy Sloan. She was a retired seamstress from H I S Company and a member of the Bruceton Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jamie Christian, two brothers, James Sloan (wife Mary) of Bruceton, John Sloan (wife Susan) of Clarksburg, one sister-in-law, Patsy Vaughn (husband Herrold) of Huntingdon, She also leaves two nieces, Christie Gooch, Tina Turner, three nephews, Brian Sloan, Shannon Sloan, Anthony Vaughn, and several great nieces and nephews.

Billie W. Beal

Services for Mrs. Billie W. Beal, 86, will be held Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother R.L. McCullom and Reverend Sammie Bowland officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 11:00 am until service time.  Mrs. Beal, a homemaker, died Friday, May 12, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on April 15, 1931 in Milan, Tennessee to Robert D. and Madie L. Johnson Pope. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church in McKenzie.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry Leon Beal who died December 19, 2015, and a brother Robert L. Pope. 

Survivors include her daughter Brenda Rich of McKenzie, her son Sammie Leon (Wanda) Beal of Paris, a brother Lloyd (Marilyn) Pope of Cicero, Ill, seven grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers who will be serving will be David Rich, Rusty Rich, Stacy Pace, John Pardue, David Rich, and Darren French and as honorary will be Steve Pope and Keith Pope

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com

Martha Allen

Mrs. Martha Vonelle White Allen, 100, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Tim Coleman will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are James Butler, Michael Butler, Joel Allen, Larry Allen, Hector Ortiz, David Bond, John David Bond, Barney Wyatt, and Randy Allen.

Mrs. Allen, daughter of the late James J. and Judy King White, was born March 23, 1917, in the Westport area. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Albert Leonard Allen. They were married August 6, 1932 and he died January 25, 1987. Two sons, Jerry Allen of Gracemont, OK, Charles Allen of Huntingdon; one brother, James White; four sisters; Pressley Thomas, Clarice Rush, Lila Jones, and Gwendolyn Pritchett. She was a member of the Fairview Batist Church in McKenzie.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Butler (the late Bernard) of Buena Vista; one son, Jackie Allen (Karen) of McKenzie. She also leaves thirteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, twenty- eight great great grandchildren, and one great great great grandchild.

Garvin Scruggs

Mr. Garvin Odell Scruggs, 70, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Carter’s Chapel Cemetery. Pastor Mark Carrigan will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Scruggs was born May 26, 1946 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Vernon and Nellie (House) Scruggs. He was employed at Espey Oil Company. He was also preceded in death by three brothers.

He is survived by one daughter, Tisha Mitchell; one son, Dale Scruggs (Lydia) both of Huntingdon; four sisters, Pat Wall (Richard) of Memphis, Sarah Collet of Georgia, Barbara Rimmer, and Lynn Rodgers (Tom) both of Atwood; two brothers, Bobby Scruggs and Randy Scruggs (Margie) both of Atwood. He also leaves four grandchildren, William Breakenridge, Morgan Scruggs, Amber Mitchell, and Katie Nance, four great grandchildren, and a special friend of the family, Marisa Perez of Huntingdon.

 


 

 


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