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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


Martha Mitchum

Mrs. Mary Dee Mitchum, 72, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at the McKenzie Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Humbles Cemetery. Pastor Jeremy Seward will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Mrs. Mitchum was born December 18, 1944 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Wade Crider and Emma Taylor. She was retired from the H.I.S Company and was a Member of the True Holiness Deliverance Temple in Milan. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Ruth Taylor and Janie Tharpe; three brothers, Ernest Taylor, Vernice Taylor, and S. J. Taylor

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Daniel Mitchum; three sons, Timmy Taylor, Thomas Wayne Mitchell Jr., and Ricky Taylor all of Huntingdon.

Cleitus Dabbs

Services for Cleitus Lee Dabbs, 79, will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12 noon at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Jim Roberts officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10:00 am until service time.  Mr. Dabbs, a former base or frame maker for Gaines Manufacturing Company that once was located in McKenzie, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Magnolia Manor where he had been residing the last few years.  He was born on April 19, 1938 in Bradford, TN to Dalton “Jack” and Lucille Mitchell Dabbs.  He was preceded in death by parents, his wife Cecile Dabbs who died August 3, 2010, and his brother Bill Dabbs. 

Survivors include his son and daughter in law David and Amanda Dabbs of McKenzie, his sister and brother in law Betty and David Miller of McKenzie, two grandchildren Austin Dabbs and Makayla Dabbs. 

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

Johnny Hunter

Johnny Darrell Hunter, age 67, retired after serving from July 1, 1970 until July 1, 2000 with 30 years from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Warrant Officer, CWO4 with Specialties as a Navy Deep Sea Diver and as a Public Works Officer, he died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on December 11, 1949 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Darrell Wesley and Zona Marie Enkey Hunter.  He was preceded in death by his father. 

Survivors include his wife of 37 years Sharon Lee Wissinger Hunter of McKenzie, his daughter Tammy (Leronious) Jones of Sandy Springs, GA, three sons Johnny Hunter of Boston, MA, Joel Hunter of Hatboro, PA, and Joshua Hunter of Chalfont, PA, his mother Zona Siler of Wagoner, OK, a sister Brenda (Allen) Sallee of Wagoner, OK, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. 

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

Jack Joyner

Jack Winfred Joyner, September 22, 1927-August 8, 2017, died in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee after a long period of declining health. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Lee Sauls Joyner, and two sons, Ronald Glynn Joyner (Sandra) of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and David Lee Deacon-Joyner (Pamela) of Grapeview, Washington. He also leaves six grandchildren, Leigh Ann Joyner Jones (Chris) and Amy Elizabeth Joyner Phelan (Sean) of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Shelly Joyner of Dallas, Texas, and Fletch Joyner (Hilary), Garrett Joyner and Reed Joyner of Tacoma, Washington, and four great-grandchildren, Clay and Drew Jones, and Beck and Sadie Phelan of Mount Juliet, Tennessee.

Mr. Joyner was born and raised in Huntingdon, Tennessee, the only child of Glynn Faye and Willie Henry Blair Joyner. Glynn worked as a distributor for the Sinclair Oil Company and later as the owner/operator of the City Drug Store. His mother served much of her working life as the Circuit Court Clerk of Carroll County, Tennessee.

Jack graduated from Huntingdon High School in 1945 where he was active in athletics and band. He joined the U.S. Navy where he served as Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class at Aiea Heights Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and at the Millington Naval Hospital, Millington, Tennessee. After completion of his naval service, he married Dorothy Sauls in Atwood, Tennessee on June 22, 1947. Following one year of study at the Harris School of Advertising Art in Nashville, Mr. Joyner entered the University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee and served in the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Master Sergeant.

In 1952, Mr. Joyner obtained a B.S. Degree in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and began work at the Proctor and Gamble Defense Plant in Milan, Tennessee. During the years 1954-55, he taught in public schools in Carroll County and Greene County, Tennessee. It was while in Greeneville, Tennessee that his second son, David, was born. In 1956, Mr. Joyner took a position with the Agricultural Extension Service of the University of Tennessee to serve as an Assistant County Agent working with 4-H Clubs in Shelby County, Tennessee. During his residence in Memphis he completed a Masters Degree in Education at Memphis State University. In 1970, Mr. Joyner accepted a position with Equitable Agri-Business, Inc. and retired in 1992 as Assistant Regional Vice-President.

Mr. Joyner was a life-long member of the Church of Christ and participated on a regular basis in the work and life of his local congregations. He was also an accomplished artist who completed in excess of 100 major paintings during his lifetime. His art was his means of personal expression and relaxation.

Funeral services will take place at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home, 650 High Street, Huntingdon, Tennessee, at 2pm Saturday, August 12th, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Huntingdon.

In lieu of flowers, tax-free donations may be made in Mr. Joyner’s honor to World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Court, Franklin, TN 37067.


Jimmy Wainscott

Services for Jimmy Dean Wainscott, age 74 of Henry , will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Gene Price officiating.  Interment will follow at Tumbling Creek Cemetery near Gleason with U.S. Navy Military Honors. 

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 10:30 am until service time.  Mr. Wainscott, retired from the U.S. Navy, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Henry County Healthcare in Paris.  He was born on May 28, 1943 in Memphis, TN to James L. and Raydeane Brown Wainscott. He attended Tumbling Creek Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy with almost 21 years during the Vietnam War.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Rick Wainscott. 

Survivors include a daughter Lindsey Leanne Wainscott of Camden, TN, three brothers Jerry Wainscott of McKenzie, Ben Wainscott of Paris, TN, Tom Wainscott of Iowa, and three grandchildren.

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

Jackie Foster

Funeral service for Jackie Sue Foster is Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trezevant Church of Christ. Brother Tim Rogers will officiate. Visitation is Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. until service. Interment is at Trezevant Cemetery, Trezevant, TN.

Mrs. Foster, 78, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born March 24, 1939 in the Jarrell Community of Carroll County, TN to Jack and Elizabeth Coleman Kelly.  She is a retired factory worker, for GNC Water Works Atwood, TN and a member of Trezevant Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years Charles W. Foster of Trezevant, two daughters Pam (Tony) Wyatt of Huntingdon and Penny Warren of Trezevant, four brothers Jimmy (Ann) Kelly, Larry (Virginia) Kelly, Lynn (Susan) Kelly and Richard (Dana) Kelly all of Martin, three grandchildren Blake (Casey) Warren, Ryan (Dana) Wyatt and Cody Wyatt and three great-grandchildren Nolan and Owen Warren and Farah Wyatt.

Fay Nell Hatch

Mrs. Fay Nell Hatch, 82, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday August 4, 2017 at Jackson Madison General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00PM Monday August 7, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Brother Lynn Stapleton officiating.

Mrs. Hatch was born September 19, 1934 to the late Clem G. Todd and Ruby Burch Todd. She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband James Hatch; son Kenny Hatch; sister Elizabeth Todd, brother Phillip Todd, brother R.C. Todd, sister Pauline Cary, brother Clem Ed Todd, brother Hoyt Todd, sister Madge Dailey, brother Ray Todd, brother Leon Todd and brother Wayne Todd.

She is survived by one son Chris (Jennifer)Hatch of Jackson, Tennessee; two grandchildren Brandon Hatch and Zachary Hatch.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00PM until 8:00PM and on Monday from 11:00AM until time of services.

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

Annice Reynolds

Mrs. Annice Louise Reynolds, 79, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at her home.

Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mc Adoo Cemetery. Bro. Larry DePriest will office the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Reynolds was born May 21, 1938 in Benton County, Tennessee to the late O.C. and Jewel (Crossno) Sanders. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 20 years and was a member of the Tates Pentecostal Church. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her husband, J.L. Reynolds; a daughter, Loretta DePriest (Larry) both Huntingdon. She also leaves a granddaughter, April Skelton (Derek) of Huntingdon and two great grandsons, Jacob and Andrew Skelton.

Pearlie Deberry

Mrs. Pearlie Geneva Deberry, 75, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Seats Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Mrs. Deberry was born October 11, 1941 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Willie and Jessie Mae (Pritchard) Strayhorn. She was a Retired Cook for Huntingdon Health and Rehab.

John Lee Ozment

Services for John Lee Ozment, 73, will be held Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother George Avery officiating.  Interment will follow at Tumbling Creek Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10:30 am until service time.  Mr. Ozment, a retired postal employee for the United States Postal Service, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on January 26, 1944 in McKenzie, TN to Thomas Lee and Gracie Hoggard Ozment. He attended Tumbling Creek Baptist Church was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War period from 1967 to 1970, and was a member of the National Quarter Horse Association.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters and brothers Raynell Todd and Bonnie Glenn, Joe Ozment and Bob Ozment. 

Survivors include a sister Janice Harris of Paris, TN. 

Pallbearers who will be serving are Drake Pate, Kenny Barker, Derek Johnson, Chris Johnson, Richard Ozment, Tucker Green, and Kenny Wayne Trevathan.

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

Barbara Ann Cooper

Barbara Ann Cooper, 67, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at McKenzie Health Care Center.

She was born May 15, 1950 in McKenzie, TN to Warren and Pearl Britton Cooper, whom have preceded her in death. Ms.Cooper was a resident of NW Indiana for most of her life, until retiring to McKenzie, TN.

She was a dedicated teacher in the Hammond Public School System for 29 years…the only thing she ever wanted to do her whole life. She was a member of State Street Baptist Church in Hammond, IN for many years, and then First Baptist Church Griffith, IN after that. While living in McKenzie, she was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church McKenzie.

Survivors include her brother Gary (Victoria) Cooper of Portage, IN, a niece Kimberley (Pat) O’Leary, two nephews Gregory ( Mary) Cooper and Patrick (Kate) Kasch, two Uncles Charlie (Jan) Cooper and Wayne(Bobbie) Cooper, an Aunt Jean Adams Irvin, a special cousin Jim Cooper and a special friend and caretaker Lisa Newman.

Ms. Barbara was loved and adored by her niece and nephews who will miss her very much, as we all will. Per her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. The greatest tribute you could make for her would be to help someone in need, as she spent much of her life and financial resources doing just that.

Addison Hilliard

Mr. Addison Floyd Hilliard, 91, of Huntingdon passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Regency Retirement Village in Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon Bro. Russ Wilkins will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday at the First Baptist Church from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Hilliard was born March 10, 1926 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Albert Alexander and Nancy Lera (McCord) Hilliard. He was a retired Accountant for the Continental Grain Company, a member of the First Baptist Church where he had served as a Sunday School Teacher and a Deacon, and was a WWII Navy Veteran. He also was a member of the Ruritan Club and the American Legion. He was also preceded in death by his wife Erin Jeanette Hilliard and his twin brother, Albert Lloyd Hilliard.

He is survived by a daughter, Ruth Daniel of Jackson; a son, Phillip Hilliard (JoAnne) of Mercer, Wisconsin. He also leaves three grandchildren, Meredith Erlandson, Ryan Erlandson, and Mallory Hilliard, and three great grandchildren.


Aliene Bennett

Mrs. Aliene Bennett, 89, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday July 28, 2017, in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:00AM Saturday August 5, 2017 at Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Palmer Shelter Cemetery. Brother David Beecham and Brother Alex Hilliard officiating.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Carroll County on February 16, 1928, to the late Lester Scott and the late Lillian Britt Scott. She was married to the late Vickers Yates Bennett and later to Herbert Douglas Bennett, who survives her. She is preceded in death by her son Vickers Yates Bennett Jr.; three brothers Roy Scott, Robert Scott and Richard Scott

Her children include Carl (Marsha) Bennett of Phoenix, Arizona, Ann (Dennis) Bennett Coleman of McKenzie, Tennessee, Charles (Kathleen) Bennett of Phoenix, Arizona, Scott (Pam) Bennett of Loveland, Ohio, Clinton (Stacey) of Birmingham, Alabama, Susan Bennett of McKenzie, Tennessee; two sisters Adell Rich of McKenzie, Tennessee and Evelyn Druda of Texas.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church. She especially loved gardening in her large garden, cooking for her family and spending time with her children, her ten grandchildren and her eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Friday August 4, 2017 from 5:00PM until 8:00PM.

Pallbearers will be Carl Bennett, Charles Bennett, Scott Bennett, Clinton Bennett, Dennis Coleman and Abraham Lopez.

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

Mary Townsend

Services for Mary Ezell Townsend, 84, will be held Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Bud Ricketts officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery near the Carroll County Airport between McKenzie and Huntingdon. 

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 11:00 am until service time.  Mrs. Townsend, a retired factory worker and healthcare assistant who worked for Henry I. Siegel (HIS), Brown Shoe Company and Gaines Manufacturing Company in McKenzie and Huntingdon Health and Rehab, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on September 27, 1932 in Hohenwald, TN to George Washington and Beulah Cordelia “Delia” Savage Chesser.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Paul Townsend who died August 31, 2014, and a granddaughter Sherry Denise Auvenshine. 

Survivors include three daughters Barbara Ann Franklin, Melinda Kay Mayberry, Sue Townsend, a son Paul Ray Townsend all of McKenzie, a sister Ruby Lee of Florida, six grandchildren five great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandson . 

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

Vera Perritt

Mrs. Vera Perritt, 85 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00PM in the Dilday-Carter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial to follow in the Van Dyke Cemetery.

Mrs. Perritt was born on December 19, 1931 in St. Louis, IL. She was a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ and a retired LPN. She is preceded in death by: Husband, Max Edward Perritt; Sons, Billy Perritt and James Perritt; Daughter, Mary Kirksey; and a brother, James Wallace Timmons.

She is survived by: Daughters, Barbara (Ray) Woodard of Huntingdon, TN and Bonnie (Eddie) Holladay of Huntingdon, TN; Daughter-In-Law, Linda Perritt of Huntingdon, TN; Sister-In-Law, Winnie Timmons of Nashville, TN; 8 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from5-9PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and then on Monday from 10AM until time of services.

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

Frances Robinson

Mrs. Frances Robinson, 93 of Atwood, Tennessee, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, July 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Obion Chapel Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Obion Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Ernest Ray Pounds will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Monday from 12:00 PM until time of service at the church.

Pallbearers who will serve are Jeremy Miller, Monty Miller, Danny Miller, Robert Miller, Nathan Miller, Cody Miller, and Daniel Kail.

Mrs. Robinson was born January 28, 1924 in Carroll County to the late Carl and Effie (Pritchard) Lifsey. She was a seamstress for H.I.S. Company and a member of Obion Chapel Church of Christ and Atwood Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Miller; husband, Elmer Robinson; a daughter, Carol Chaney; a brother, J.W. Lifsey; a brother, Mauree Lifsey.

She is survived by four sons, George Miller (Belinda) of Spring Hill, Roger Miller (Montha) of Cedar Grove, Dennis Miller (Rodica) of Bruceton, and Tony Miller (April) of Dresden; Eight Grandchildren and Eleven Great Grandchildren.

Laverne Belew

Services for LaVerne A. Belew, 91, will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with Brother Malcolm Norton and Brother Tim Rogers officiating.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery near Trezevant. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 12 noon until service time.  Mrs. Belew, a retired seamstress and forelady for Henry I Siegel in Trezevant and forelady for Brown Shoe Company in McKenzie, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at McKenzie Healthcare Center.  She was born on February 27, 1926 in Jarrell, TN between McKenzie and Trezevant to Sammie Lee and Lula Bell Blaylock Akins. She was a member of the Trezevant Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond Guy Belew who died in 2001, and three brothers Paul Akins, Charlie Akins and J.T. Akins. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives Danny (Patricia) Belew of Trezevant and Tim (Suzanne) Belew of Nevada City, CA, a brother Earl (Betty) Akins of Trezevant, four grandchildren Shawn Belew, Wes Belew, Amanda Belew Keele, and Evan Heltne, four great grandchildren Thomas Lee Keele, Dawson Forrester, Cheyenne Forrester, and Krista Lawler.

Pallbearers who will be serving are Phil Belew, Mark Harrison, Bobby Akins, Mitch Akins, Victor Akins, Logan Harrison, and Kenny Barker. 

Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  For more information please call (731) 669-3871 or visit www.brummittmckenziefuneralhome.com.

Evalyn Fitzsimmons

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons, age 100, of McKenzie, TN, died Wednesday, April 20, 2017, at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN. 

Evie retired from C-R Industries in Elgin, IL.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Paris.  She was an avid reader, loved flowers, and enjoyed traveling in her younger years.

Evie was born February 25, 1917, in Erdahl, MN, to the late Arthur Gilbertson and the late Blenda Markegard Gilbertson.

She was married in 1976 to Alan Fitzsimmons, who preceded her in death on October 10, 1983.

She is survived by one daughter, Karin Bain of Paris, TN; one son, Raymond Donnie (Stella) Krumrey of Old Harbor, AK; one sister, Lou Anne (Myron) Earsley of Arizona; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Schumaker; and one brother, Glen Gilbertson.

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. 

The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held July 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. in LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Michael David Watts

Mr. Michael David Watts, 46, of Columbia, Missouri formerly of Clarksburg passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Sellers Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Thursday after 4:00 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Watts was born February 16, 1971 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara J. (Hall) Watts.

He is survived by his father, Andy Watts; three sisters, Robin Simpson (Mark), Tonya Dickerson all of Huntingdon, and Laurie Prather (Bobby) of Pelham, North Carolina; two brothers, Autry A. Watts Jr. (Denise) Seabeck, Washington, and James Watts of Pensacola, Florida.

Ann Rich

Mrs. Ann Rich, 78, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Sunday July 23, 2017 at West Tennessee Transitional Care.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Tuesday July 25, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Liberty All Cemetery. Brother Bryan Oakes officiating.

Mrs. Rich was born November 30, 1938, to the late George Elvis Morgan and Mary Kate Fuller Crews and Arthur Lee (Pop) Crews. She was a retired secretary for the Carroll County Civic Center and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Proceeded in death by her sister Brenda Sue Ross.

She is survived by her husband Gaylon Rich of Huntingdon, Tennessee; four daughters Teresa (Tony) Davis of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Julia (Ronnie) Adams of Lexington, Tennessee, Beverly (Rickey) Stewart of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Lori (Tim) Laprade of Huntingdon, Tennessee; one son Chris (Chaisee) Rich of Hollow Rock, Tennessee; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Monday from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and on Tuesday from 10:00AM until time of services at 2:00PM .

Active Pallbearers J Williams, Josh Stewart, Tanner Rich, Zach Cagle, Clint Owens, Josh Melton, Josh Noe, Alex Johnson and Braylon Rich.

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


Shirley Pace

Graveside funeral services for Shirley Fay Pace, 77, will be held Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12 noon at Liberty Cemetery with Reverend Sylvia Newman officiating. 

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Ms. Pace, a former grocery store owner, died Monday, July 17, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on October 2, 1939 in McKenzie, TN near the Macedonia Community to Homer and Belah Britton Sutton. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents her sisters Dean Orr and Georgia Powell, and a brother Thomas Williams. 

Survivors include her son Greg and his wife Tracy Pace of Collierville, TN and her grandchildren Drew and Kendall Pace. 

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


Hattie Sue Crossett

Mrs. Hattie Sue Crossett, 73, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Liberty All Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Thursday after 4:00 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Crossett was born May 30, 1944 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Henry McKinley Boyd and Hattie Lee (Brackins) Boyd. She was a retired Department Manager for the Wal-Mart Corporation and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Camden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Crossett, a son, Robert Joe Crossett; a sister, Alice Knuutila; five brothers, Clarence Tyler Boyd, Lindell Boyd, Howard Leon Boyd, Alton McKinley Boyd, and Bendell Ray Boyd.

She is survived by three daughters, Carol Sue Duke (husband Russell) of Lakeland, Christi Michelle White (husband Lynn) of Humboldt, and Kelly Renea Crossett of Huntingdon; three sisters, Jo Helen Noel of Huntingdon, Minnie Hollowell of Westport, and Jean Sanders of Lexington; one brother, Wendell Boyd (Charlie Mae) of Westport. She also leaves four grandchildren, Kevin Crossett, Steven Crossett, Sara Duke, and Emma Duke and five great grandchildren, Zhaydyn Crossett, Karsyn Crossett, Declan Crossett, Natalia Crosstt, and Devalvin Yarbrough.


Jean Davidson

Mrs. Jean Davidson, 77, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Bro. Alex Hilliard will officiate the service.

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

Mrs. Davidson was born August 16, 1939 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Charles Jarrett and Ruby (Jarret) Jarrett. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Chirch. She was also preceded in death by her husband Hubert Davidson and one grandson, Andy Tucker.

She is survived by one daughter, Betty Sublett (husband David), two sons, Gary Davidson (wife Nelda) and Billy Davidson (wife Sherry) all of Huntingdon. She also leaves six grandchildren, Edward Tucker, Jared Davidson (Mary Joe), Leah Partridge (Jacob), Lauren Quinn (Josh), Katie Riggsbee (Sam), and Emily Sublett and six great grandchildren, Emma Partridge, Cadence Quinn, Cody Partridge, Abbie Tucker, Auggie Riggsbee, and Kelsey Quinn.


Terry Warren

Funeral service for Terry G. Warren is Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Dale Denning will officiate. Visitation is Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. until service. Interment is at Mt.Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie, TN.

Mr. Warren, 65, died Friday, July 14, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born October 9, 1951 in Jackson, TN to Glyn Warren and Margie Lowe Dring. He retired from the Sate of TN as a bank examiner. He is a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church Milan, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years Charleace Holland Warren of McKenzie, daughter Angela Vinson of McKenzie, two sons Shawn (Nichole) Warren of Lexington and Nick (Jessica) Warren of Paris, seven grandchildren Eli Vinson, Marshal Vinson, Beckman Warren, Anna Warren, Madison Allen, Austin Vinson and Markel Allen and a great-grandson Kayson Allen.

Bob Tucker

Mr. Bob Tucker, 64, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday July 14, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Huntingdon First Baptist Church. Brother Willie McLaurin officiating.

Mr. Tucker was born August 4, 1952, to the late Leon Tucker and Marge Tucker. He was a teacher for the Carroll County Tech Center, member of the Huntingdon First Baptist Church and an ordained minister.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne Cash Tucker of Huntingdon, Tennessee; mother Marge Tucker of Huntingdon, Tennessee; daughter April Coleman of Ft. Worth, Texas; two brothers Tony (Charlotte) Tucker of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Tim (Diane) Tucker of Huntingdon, Tennessee; niece Jessica Tucker; nephews Shannon Tucker, Will Tucker, Matthew Tucker, Jack Tucker and Tyler Weatherford; great-nephew Thomas Tucker.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday at Huntingdon First Baptist Church from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and on Wednesday from 10:00AM until time of services at 2:00PM.

Active pallbearers Will Tucker, Matthew Tucker, Jack Tucker, Shannon Tucker, Thomas Tucker and Tyler Weatherford.

Honorary pallbearers are former students and please sit together during the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Charity of choice.

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

Leatrice Taylor

Services for Leatrice Province Taylor, 88, will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Reverend Sylvia Newman officiating.  Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 12 noon until service time.  Mrs. Taylor, retired from Wilker Brothers Pajama Factory after 33 years, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on July 24, 1928 in Alva, Oklahoma to Jessie Martin and Mildred Tharp Province. She was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church in McKenzie.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph Dorace Taylor who died September 7, 2000, a son Martin Taylor who died April 27, 2013, a grandson Daniel Hauhe, a sister Pauline Archer, a brother Gene Province, and a step brother Paul Headlee. 

Survivors include her daughters Ramona (David) Hauhe of Martin, TN, Benita Dusenberry of Deerfield, FL, three step sisters Elaine Ledford of Woodbird, OK, Genevra Powell of Guymon, OK, Ginger Forbes of Woodbird, OK, a brother Thomas Province of Henderson, NV, a half-brother Marty Province of Woodbird, OK, two step brothers William Headlee of Enid, OK, and Steve Headlee of Alva, OK, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

Pallbearers who will be serving are David (Butch) Hauhe, Jr., Joseph (J.D.) Hauhe, Tommy Province, Johnny Arnold, Kevin Travis, and Doug Hauhe.  

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

Joan Hallum Stroup

Mrs. Joan Hallum Stroup, 85 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at Life Care Center in Bruceton, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Mrs. Stroup was born on December 15, 1931 in Henry County, Tennessee to the late Marshall D. and Opal Dinkins Hallum. She worked for years assisting her husband in his dental practice; later she worked in sales at Bettye’s Dress Shop and was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by; her husband Dr. Jacob Cephus Stroup; and a brother, Robert C. Hallum.

She is survived by: Daughters, Marcia (Andy) Pickens of Nashville, TN, Karen(Mark) Evers of Lexington, KY, and Amy (Brian) Sullivan of Huntingdon, TN; Son, Dr. Kevin (Susan) Stroup of Lexington, TN; Grandchildren, Beth (Brad) Moore, Leigh Pickens, Lauren Evers, Ben Evers, Chris (Katie) Story, Justin Stroup, and Jacob Sullivan; Great-Grandchildren, Brodie Moore, Braden Moore, Finnegan Moore, and Ewan Moore.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 5-9PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and then on Thursday from 10AM until time of service.

Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s of Tennessee www.alztennessee.org, 5801 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; or charity of your choice.

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


Janie Lucille Blaylock

Graveside funeral services for Janie Lucille Blaylock, 82, will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 am at Caledonia Cemetery with Brother Paul Conquest officiating.  The family will receive friends before the service at the cemetery.  Mrs. Blaylock, a homemaker, died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Huntingdon Health and rehab Center in Huntingdon.  She was born on December 18, 1934 in Lobelville, TN to Silas Lee and Effie Dale Howell Wheet. She was a member of Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Blaylock, a sister Jessie Mae Cude, five brothers Franklin Wheet, James Wheet, Joe Wheet, Buddy Wheet, and Wayne Wheet. 

Survivors include her daughter Evelyn Faye (Bruce) Wilkinson of McKenzie, a son Randy Lee (Lori) Cude of Only, TN, her twin sisters Louise Crider and Lois (Joe) Hampton all of Huntingdon, TN, a brother Mac Arthur Wheet of McKenzie, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a  great  great granddaughter . 

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

Raymond McDade

A funeral service for Raymond Wendell McDade is Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, McKenzie. Revered LaTrisha Trull will officiate. Visitation is Friday, July 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Military honors and interment is at Union Academy Cemetery, McKenzie, TN.

Mr. McDade, 87, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Huntingdon. He was born October 20, 1929 in McKenzie, TN to Thomas T. and Nellie Barker McDade.  He  is retired Navy and served during the Korean and Vietnam War, retired Police Chief for McKenzie and Trezevant, a member of First United Methodist Church, Shrine’s, Mason, VFW & American Legion Lifetime member and member of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a twin brother.

Survivors include his wife JessieSwindell McDade of McKenzie and daughter Debra (James) Ketzel of Davis, IL.


Peggy Pruitt

Mrs. Peggy Irene Pruitt, 73, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. Bro. George Avery will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Pruitt was born August 8, 1943 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Clarence Jackson and Tessie (Byars) Rich. She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in McKenzie and had worked as a manager in several retail businesses. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Johnson, Frances Carter, and Johnnie Beal; seven brothers, CJ, Raymond, Coy, Billy, Dickie, Ray, and Garlon Rich

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Chuck Pruitt; two daughters, Denise English of Henning and Sherry Pruitt of Ft. Worth, Texas; two sons, David Pruitt (Jennifer) of McKenzie and Mark Harder of Newbern; two brothers, Gaylon Rich and Don Rich, both of Huntingdon; one sister, Faye Chandler of Adamsville. She also leaves ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.


Lester Waugh

Mr. Lester Lee Waugh, 80 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Brother Josh Parker officiating. Burial to follow in the Farmville Cemetery in Yuma, Tennessee.

Mr. Waugh was born on September 5, 1936 in Carroll County to the late Dewey B. and Girtha Brewer Waugh. He served in the US Air Force, was a retired Sergeant for the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a deacon at Concord Missionary Baptist Church, a Ruritan, and a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: a daughter, Bonita Scott; and brothers, Alvis Waugh and Chester Waugh.

He is survived by: Wife, Betty Cary Waugh, of Huntingdon, TN; Daughter, Michelle Willis of Huntingdon, TN; Grandchildren, Brent (Tanya) Scott, Cody (Lindey) Scott, Kristen (Nick) Brandon, Julie (Josh) Haynes, Heather Willis, Andrew Willis, and Jaden Willis; Nine Great-Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 3-8PM and then on Friday from 10AM until time of service.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281.

Shelia Sykes

Mrs. Sheila Sue Sykes, 62 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Bud Ricketts and Sis. Gail Skelton officiating the service.

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

Pallbearers who will serve are Harold Webb, Billy Christian, Steve Bunn, Jeff Carter, Tony Tucker and John Ringold.

Mrs. Sykes was born November 5, 1954 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late George Warren Ringold and Betty Sue (Kee) Ringold. She was a homemaker and attended the First Pentecostal Church in Huntingdon.

She is survived by her husband, David Randal Sykes, two sons, George Randal Sykes (Bobbie Jo Nolen Sykes) of Huntingdon, Luke Aaron Sykes of Nashville, one sister Chafeng Fontana of Arkansas, and four brothers, Warren G. Ringold of Las Vegas, Nevada, George Anthony Ringold of Huntingdon, Jerry Martin Ringold of South Haven, Mississippi, and Edward Morgan Ringold of Bartlett. She also leaves two granddaughters, Emily Daliah Sykes and Abbigail Rose Sykes.

Frank Bost

Memorial funeral services for Frank Bost, 84, will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Atwood United Methodist Church in Atwood with Reverend Sylvia Newman officiating. Interment will take place after cremation at Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10:00 am until service time. Mr. Bost, a retired Styrofoam plant manager in Ohio, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at NHC Healthcare Center in Milan. He was born on April 25, 1933 in Atwood, Tennessee to James Richard and Roy Belle Edgin Bost. He was a member of Atwood United Methodist Church, a Korean War US Army veteran serving three years, and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife Myra Piercey Bost and several siblings.

Survivors include a son Joseph Travis Bost of Conyers, GA, a brother Joe Bryant Bost of McKenzie, three grandsons and one greatgrandson.

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

Helen Pinson

Mrs. Helen Boyd Pinson, 94 of Trezevant, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Tim Rogers officiating. Burial to follow in the Trezevant Cemetery.

She was born on July 10, 1922 in Carroll County to the late Burley and Maude Humphrey Boyd. She was a seamstress for Henry I. Siegel in Trezevant and a member of Trezevant Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Pinson.

She is survived by: Caregiver, Betty Byars of Huntingdon, TN; Nephew, David Terry of Lawrenceburg, TN; Nieces, Kathy Frank of Jackson, TN and Jacquelyn Pinson of Paris, TN.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 10AM until time of service.

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


Barbara Cunningham

Miss Barbara Gail Cunningham passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Oak Manor Nursing Home in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday July 3, 2017 at 1:00PM at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop C.E. Pipkin, Sr. and Pastor Wallace Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was born in Carroll County on January 3, 1943 to the late Robert and Lula Cunningham. Barbara professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Trezvant, Tennessee. She remained a member until her death.

She attended Webb High School in McKenzie, Tennessee. She worked for Henry I. Siegel in Trezvant, Tennessee until they closed. She loved reading her bible and caring for nieces and nephews. Barbara loved sewing and was innovative in crocheting.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories: One devoted sister, Janie Cunningham of Trezvant, Tennessee Three Brothers; Bennie Ray Cunningham of Detroit, Michigan, Thomas Earl Cunningham of Detroit, Michigan, and Robert (Daisy) Duddley of McKenzie, Tennessee.

She is preceded in death by one sister, Emma Della Cunningham and one brother, Odell Cunningham..

She leaves a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The family will receive friends at Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 11:00AM until time of services.

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

Jack Daniel

Mr. Jack Daniel, 83, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home; Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Chaplain Bruce Pigue will officiate the service.

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

Mr. Daniel was born February 14, 1934 in Winston County, Alabama to the late Sebern Taylor and Della (White) Daniel. He retired after 25 years in the United States Army, which included several tours with the 3rd Infantry “Old Guard”, and was a Vietnam and Korean veteran. He spent the last 35 years operating a successful cattle farm in the Bruceton area. Mr. Daniel had a passion for making mandolins and fiddles. He enjoyed playing Bluegrass Music.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Totsy (Stone) Daniel; a daughter, Anita Daniel of Durham, North Carolina; two sons, Phillip Daniel (Penny) of Fayetteville, Eric Daniel (Lisa) of Pensacola, Florida; three sisters, Betty Baldy of Phil Campbell, Alabama, Vonda Townsend of Double Springs, Alabama, and Wanda Faye Emerson of Athens, Alabama; two brothers, Shirley Maxwell Daniel (Edith) of Phil Campbell, Alabama and Quinton Daniel (Nancy) of Vicksburg, Michigan. He also leaves eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Deborah Ellis Spicer

Mrs. Debbie Ellis Spicer, 64, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sellers Hill Cemetery. Bro. Joey Simmons will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Spicer was born June 3, 1953 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Leonard Granville and Ruth Nelle (Scott) Ellis. She was a homemaker. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Terry Lynn Ellis.

She is survived by her husband of 37 years, John Spicer; two daughters, Kelli Pierce (Reggie) and Amy Morris both of Jackson; two step daughters, Shannon Blanken (Mike) of Medina and Lory Brooks (Jason) of Jackson. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren, Mack, Autumn, Grayce, Morgan, Alexis, Summer, Kolbee, Lindsey, Mikayla, Adeline, Annika, Layton, Kyle Brianna, Sydney, and Shelby and seven great grandchildren.

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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