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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

 

Ethel Sue Cary

Mrs. Ethel Sue Cary, 75 of McKenzie, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted 12PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church with Brother Dan Grisham and Brother Larry DePriest officiating.  Burial to follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Cary was born on April 20, 1942 in Weakley County, Tennessee to the late James Lynn and Ruth Tegethoff Reaves.  She was retired from Brown Shoe Company and a member of Calvary Tabernacle Untied Pentecostal Church.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Husband, Joe Cary; Daughter, Karen Jo Sadler;  Brother, James Lendal Reaves; and Sisters, Evora Burnine, Lottie Taylor, and Rachel Reaves.

She is survived by: Daughter, Teresa Cary of McKenzie, TN; Sons, Michael C. Cary and James Daniel (Kim) Cary, both of McKenzie, TN; Grandchildren, Matthew Daniel Cary and Patrick Sean Cary; and a Great-Grandchild, Gabriel “Boo” Cary.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church from 5-9PM and then on Saturday, from 10AM until time of services.

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

 


Robert Gulledge

Funeral Services for Robert F. Gulledge, 67 is Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Internment is at Mt.Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday November 19, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Monday, November 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. until service time.

Mr. Gulledge died November 17, 2017 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. He was a Truck Driver for Ozark Motor Lines and was a member of VFW Lifetime Auxiliary. He was born in McKenzie, on April 4, 1950 to Golden and Nettie Sue Brewer Gulledge. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Margaret Sue Gulledge Cole.

Survivors include his wife Louise Gulledge of McKenzie, two sons Wendell Poore Jr of McKenzie, and Bobby (Jennifer) Gulledge of Trezevant, a sister Patricia Morrow of Lexington Park, MD, two brothers Nathan Brewer (Imogene) Gulledge of Huntingdon and JW Gulledge of Huntingdon, and three grandchildren Jordan Brock, Taylor Gulledge and Kylie Gulledge.

Bertha Lee Hampton

Mrs. Bertha Lee Hampton, 89, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00PM Friday November 17, 2017 at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Humbles Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Friday at Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church from 11:00AM until 1:00PM.

Margaret Browning

Mrs. Margaret Lee Browning, 78 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Little Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Browning was born May 8, 1939 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Ollie B. Browning and Allene F. (Frame) Browning. She was a retired cook for the Huntingdon Health and Rehab and attended the Clark Street Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Hobert Browning; a grandchild, Crystal Clark; a niece, Shelia Bailey.

She is survived by two daughters, Vickie Porter, of Cedar Grove and Allissia Williams of Wildersville; three sons, Mavis Glenn Browning of Seattle, Washington, Danny Ray Williams of Lexington, and Herbert Vaughn Williams of Cedar Grove; one sister, Doris Ann Buckley of Cedar Grove. She also leaves ten grandchildren, Derrick Browning, Tosha Star Williams, Bobby Porter Jr., Venisha McElrath, Colton Hatchett, Hobert Vaughn Williams, Layla Faith Williams, Justin Wayne Williams, Tyler Mashawn Williams, and fifteen great grandchildren, Josh, Jaden, Jade, Jazz, Gabriel, Zakiya, Bryan, Gavin, Taliea, Takiya, Isacc, Gabriela, Essent, Braylon, and Taiden.

Harold Gene Wade

Mr. Harold Gene “Frog” Wade, 79 of Springville, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at his home.

Memorial Services will be conducted 2PM on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Trenton, Tennessee.

Mr. Wade was born on May 25, 1938 in Enville, Tennessee to the late James “Butch” and Mildred Short Wade. He was a self-employed upholsterer, an ordained minister, served in the United States Navy, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trenton, Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lynn Wade.

He is survived by: Daughters, Gina Ford of Trenton, TN; Kim (Jerry) Frazier of Trenton, TN; Grandchildren, Hunter Huffman and Kelsey Ford; and a Great-Grandchild, Rilee Rayne Huffman.

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

Rebecca "Becky" Ann Baker

Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Ann Baker, 54, of Huntingdon passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital after a battle with ALS.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation to the

ALS Association P.O. Box 40244 Nashville, TN 37204

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Humble Cemetery. Bro. Russ Wilkins will officiate the service

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

Pallbearers who will serve are Tim Swor, Jeff Baker, Curt Taylor, Ethan Kreuzinger, Jordan Colon, and Andrew Taylor.

Mrs. Baker was born January 26, 1963 in Paris, Tennessee to the late Alvin Oliver and Betty Lou (Smith) Brewer. She was a Phlebotomist for Lab Corp. and a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Brewer.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Harry Baker; a son, Austin Baker; a sister in law, Reba Brewer; a niece Jill Taylor and several other nieces and nephew all of Huntingdon. She also leaves an aunt and uncle, Jennie and Junior Mann, and cousins, Andrea Reutlinger, Sandra Mc Williams, and Jennifer Robertson all formerly of Huntingdon.

Charles Holifield

Mr. Charles Gwynn Holifield, Sr., 73 of Bruceton, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Graveside services will be conducted 2PM on Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Holifield was born on June 9, 1944 in Fulton, KY to the late Pete Holifield and Allie Humphrey Brockwell. He was self employed as a cook and served in the United States Navy. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Holifield and a daughter, Shelby Parnham.

He is survived by: Daughter, Catherine (Mike) Dalton of Shelby, NC; Sons, James Holifield of Bruceton, TN and Charles Holifield, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren, Anna Dalton, Luke Dalton, Marcus Holifield, and Nicole Holifield; 2 Great-Grandchildren.

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

Tony Umstead

Mr. Tony Umstead, 57 of Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted 11AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Umstead was born on February 5, 1960 in Huntingdon to the late Sam and Betty Holladay Umstead. He was a welder for Dement Construction and a member of Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by: Wife, Debbie Gribble Umstead of Huntingdon, TN; Daughter, Natasha (Josh) Cawthon of Westport, TN; Sons, Josh Umstead of Huntingdon, Jeremy (Sunshine) Davenport of Tunnel Hill, GA, and Kurt (Blakely) Davenport of Ringgold, GA; Brothers, Toby (Martha) Umstead of Huntingdon, TN and Tracy Umstead of Camden, TN; and Grandchildren, Max, Bear, Hannah, Tamara, Kody, Gavin, Shiloh, Matthew, and Jaxon.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 4-9PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and then on Saturday at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church from 9AM until time of service.

Pallbearers to serve: Ricky Umstead, Pete Kelly, Tristan Umstead, Andrew Weatherford, Jeremy Davenport, and Gale Pendergrass.

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


Paul Sanders

Mr. Paul Sanders, 91 of Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Lynn Stapleton officiating. Entombment to follow in the Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Sanders was born on October 24, 1926 in to the late John and Ester Sanders. He was the owner of Sanders Construction and a member of Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Wife, Caroline Townsend Sanders; Sisters, Reba Hall and Ravanell Britt; and Brothers, John Sanders, Jr. and Charles Kenneth Sanders.

He is survived by: Daughter, Barbara (Harold) Miller of Huntingdon, TN; Sisters, Naomi (Billy) Dillahunty of Huntingdon, TN and Jean (Robert) Barnhart of Huntingdon, TN; Brothers, Samuel Sanders of Huntingdon, TN and Dwight (Susan) Sanders of Huntingdon, TN; Grandchildren, Gary (Cindy) Miller and Collin (Cindy) Miller; and Great-Grandchildren, Halie, Cade, and Cash Miller.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 5-8PM and then on Saturday from 11AM-2PM.

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


Marylyn Holder

Mrs. Marylyn Holder, 90, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Clark Street Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Clark Street Baptist Church on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Holder was born February 22, 1927 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Ervin Abbage and Nannie (Huffman) Abbage. She was retired from Thomas Bradford Shirt Company. She was also preceded in death by her son, Raleigh Ralph Abbage.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacqulyn Holder of Huntingdon and Majorie Miller of Michigan; a son, Odell Holder, Jr. of Memphis.


Gailford Weldon Bennett, Sr.

Mr. Gailford Weldon Bennett, Sr., 97 of Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church with brother Alex Hilliard and Brother Wayne Holmes officiating. Burial to follow in the Palmer Shelter Cemetery.

Mr. Bennett was born on May 24, 1920 in Carroll County, to the late Horace Lee and Euvie Oatsvall Bennett. He was a farmer, a carpenter for Barger Construction, and served in the US Army, World War, II. He was a member of Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church and a charter member for Huntingdon Circuit Methodist Men. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: spouses, Brooxie Rich Bennett and Byrda Pratt Bennett; daughter, Kathy Pratt Ross; brothers, Audrain Bennett, Leon Bennett, and Dwayne Bennett; and a sister, Gladys Bates Nolen.

He is survived by: Sons, Weldon (Carol) Bennett of Huntingdon, TN and Burton (Sharon) Bennett of Huntingdon, TN; Daughters, Carole (Bob) Caylor of Germantown, TN, Dianne (Mark) Ward of Lexington, TN, Martha Taylor of Huntingdon, TN, Rhnea (Preston) Hall of Eads, TN, and Joy Pratt Hord of Murfreesboro, TN; 18 Grandchildren and 34 Great-Grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4-8PM and then on Friday, from 10AM-1:30PM at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.

Pallbearers to serve: Burton Bennett, Seth Bennett, Chad Taylor, Zach Hall, Bob Caylor, Preston Hall, Mark Ward, and Weldon Bennett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palmer Shelter Cemetery or American Cancer Society.

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

Alison Mae West

Mrs. Alison Mae West, 70, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Clark Cemetery. Bro. Doug Sellers will officiate the service.

The family will receive in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 11:30 AM until time of service.

Mrs. West was born September 2, 1947 in Ormskirk, England to the late Charles Tetley and Marjorie (Farrar) Vouchier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holladay Chapel Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim West; two sons, Mike West (Jill) of Dalton, Georgia and Andrew West of Nashville; a sister, Judith Wright (Niegel); a brother, Stephen Vouchier (Marion) both of England. She also leaves five grandchildren, Jessica, Sarah, Daniel, Zack, and Kaden; a niece Kate Vouchier, and three nephews, Jeremy Vouchier, Alex Wright, and Dan Wright.


Myrtle Fay Sellers

Mrs. Myrtle Fay Sellers, 90, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Doug Sellers officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 22, 2017 in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Grandsons.

Mrs. Sellers was born October 19, 1927 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Matthew Alton and Zelma Zula (Mann) Dill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Chapel Church of Christ. She enjoyed gardening and serving others. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dale Sellers; two sisters, Floye Ledsinger and Marjorie Hampton; a brother, Tommy Dill.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Hugo Sellers; two daughters, Karen Wilson of Wheeler, Mississippi and Linda Sayle of Eads; two sons, David Sellers of Huntsville, Alabama and Barry Sellers of Florence, Alabama; a sister, Brooksie Parham (Billy) of Huntingdon; a brother, Kenneth Dill of Lebanon. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren, Matthew (Belinda) Sellers, Holly (John) Flickinger, Hope (Chris) Stringham, Sean (Kelsey) Sellers, Zachary (Amy) Wilson, Rachel (Neil) Segars, Tyler (Lauren) Wilson, Lee (Julie) Wilson, Stephen (Keri) Sayle, Lori Ferguson, Luke (Audrey) Sellers, Levi Sellers, Lincoln Sellers, Brett (Megan) Sellers, Brad (Amanda) Sellers, Lauren Sellers and twenty nine great grandchildren.

Cecil Franklin Johnson

Funeral Services for Cecil Franklin Johnson, 91, is Friday, October 20, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 198, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday 12:00 p.m. until service time. Interment is a Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Johnson died October 16, 2017 at his son’s residence.  He was a World War II, and Korean War Air Force Veteran. He was born in Greenfield,TN on September 26, 1926 to Franklin and RuBeady Griffin Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his daughters Peggy Daniel of Gleason, Dianne Collins of Manchester, Tine ( Larry) Robertson of Murfreesboro and Kimberly ( Richard) Johnson of King, NC, son Larry C. (Son) Johnson of Gleason, nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Charles Thomas Cook

A memorial service for Charles Thomas Cook, 55, will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Cook died October 15, 2017 at his residence.  He was a truck driver, owner /operator.  He was born in Dyersburg, TN on January 9, 1962, to J W and Ella B. Davidson Cook. He is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly Scott Cook of McKenzie, daughter Caitlin D. Cook of McKenzie, son Charles Dakota Cook and Ashley Barlow of McKenzie, three sisters Ella Jean (Red) Turner of Medina, Vivian Martin of Milan and Nicky (Van) Lynch of Bradford, and one granddaughter Madalyn Cook.

Christopher Mason

Funeral Services for Christopher Allen Mason, 52, is Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. until service time.  

Mr. Mason died October 14, 2017 at McKenzie Regional Hospital.  He was a Concrete Engineer for Nelson Engineering, Dover, TN., an Army Veteran serving during Desert Storm and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Paris. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on February 2, 1965, to Edwin H. and Ella Ann Kerwin Mason. He is preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife Annette Contreras Mason of McKenzie, his mother Ella “Mikki” Mason Salonic of McKenzie, two daughters Danielle Mason (Michael Case) of McKenzie and Christine (Shay) Barksdale of McKenzie,  a son Noah Mason (Courtney Burton) of Huntingdon, one sister Mie Mie Voijta of Greenville, SC and two brothers John Mason of McKenzie and David (Gina) Salonic of Phoenix, AZ and six grandchildren Aiden Mason, Emma Haynes, Kaydynce Barksdale, Barrett Barksdale, Riley Burton and Stella Mason.

Robert William Jordan

Mr. Robert William Jordan, 84, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Bobby Jordan and Bro. Richard Crossno will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Sunday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are his Sons and Grandsons.

Mr. Jordan was born September 24, 1933 in Obion County, Tennessee to the late Louis and Geneva (Stafford) Jordan. He was the Longtime Owner of Jordan Trading Post and also a retired electrician, a member of IBEW Local 1925, and a member of the Huntingdon Mason Lodge #106. He was also preceded in death by six siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joann (Campbell) Jordan; a daughter, Robbie Ann Jordan of Huntingdon; four sons, Ronald Jordan (wife sue), Bobby Jordan (wife Belinda), both of Huntingdon Terry Jordan (wife Terry), of Havensville, Kansas, and Curtis Jordan (wife Billie Jo) of Huntingdon; two brothers, Jack Jordan of Jackson and Joe Jordan of Portland, Oregon. He also leaves ten grandchildren, Lynne, Ron Jr., Amanda, Kristen, John Robert, Drew, Amber, Tanner, Casey, and Taya and seventeen great grandchildren.

Dorothy Childress

Funeral Services for Dorothy V. Childress, 90, will be Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Brother Al Bailey will officiate.  Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Childress died October 10, 2017 at McKenzie Regional Hospital.  She was a beautician for Nadine’s Beauty Shop, a cafeteria worker and also worked for the Pajama Factory. She is a member, of First Baptist Church, Senior Citizens and Senior Circle and a Lifetime member of the Eastern Stars.

She was born in Weakley Co., TN on January 21, 1927, to Oscar and Lela Reid Ray. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Voil Childress, who died  March 4, 2003, daughter Carolyn Coleman, who died June 14, 2013, sister Opal Kleinkemper, brothers Joe Ray, Bobby Dean Ray, Larry Gene Ray, Sam Ray, and Terry Ray and granddaughter Jennifer Coleman.

Survivors include her daughters Nancy (Bobby) Blaylock, Sr of Trezevant, Sherry (Roger) Morris of Martin, sisters Ruby Nell Hall of Martin and Sarah Marcukaitis of Glen Ellyn, IL, brothers Bill Ray of McHenry, IL and Jerry Ray of Martin, eight grandchildren Chris (Joy) Coleman, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Blaylock, Jr, John J. (Livia) Blaylock, Michael (Christina) Morris, Todd (Judy) Morris, Ryan (Amanda) Morris, Scott (Desiree’) Morris and nine great-grandchildren Hasadiah Coleman, Hadassah Coleman, Michael Floyd, Noah Floyd, Alexis Morris, Nathanael Morris, Mollie Morris and Hailey Morris.

Sonny Melton

James Sonny Melton, age 29, of Big Sandy, TN, died Sunday October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

Sonny graduated from Big Sandy High School and then from UT Martin with a business and finance degree.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Union University in Jackson, TN.  He was employed as a registered nurse at Henry County Medical Center.  Sonny was an avid duck hunter, and enjoyed waterskiing and any other water sport.  He loved going to concerts and spending time with his family.

Sonny was born August 12, 1988 in Jackson, TN to Susan Clayton Melton of Big Sandy, TN and James Warren (Janie) Melton of Big Sandy, TN.

He was married on June 30, 2016 to Heather Gulish Melton of Big Sandy, TN.   In addition to his wife, and parents, Sonny is also survived by two step daughters, Alexa Gladwell and Serena Gladwell of Big Sandy, TN; one step son, Ryan Gladwell of Big Sandy, TN; one brother, Jacob Warren (Katie) Melton of Maumelle, AR; grandmother, Lura Dean Clayton of Big Sandy, TN;  one niece, Lyla Melton; two nephews, Ezra and Ezekiel Melton; two aunts, Donna Clayton (Richard) Plumley, and Jane Ann Melton (Larry) Waters;  five cousins, Amanda Plumley (Joey) Barbarito, Clay Plumley, Doug Plumley, Jeanie Lynn (Mike) Rogers, and Jenny Lea (Dan) Joyner;

Additional survivors are his in-laws, Gene and Christina Gulish of Paris, TN; sister-in-laws, Erin Gulish, and Laurel (Brad) Beckham;  brother-in-laws, Jesse (Kesha) Gulish, and Kris (Amby) Gulish; and nieces and nephews, Thatcher Gulish, Avery and Brady Beckham, Savannah, Maverick and Wesson Gulish, and Gatlin Gulish.   

Sonny was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Lloyd Wayne Clayton; and paternal grandparents, Warren G. and Jean Melton.

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

Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017 at Big Sandy School in Big Sandy, TN from 2 - 8 pm and Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 11 am - 1pm with the funeral service at 1:00 pm at Big Sandy School with Bro. Greg Brewer officiating.  A nurses final farewell will be held as part of the service. 

Pallbearers will be Jacob Melton, Kris Gulish, Jesse Gulish, Lance Matney, Ryan Gladwell, Clay Plumley, Matt Belyew, and Dennis Garcia.

A private burial is to be held. 

Memorials may be made to at: sonnymeltonfund.com

Kay Crocker VanDerRoest

Funeral Services for Kay Crocker VanDerRoest, 71, will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 9, 2017 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – until service time. Brother Larry Strickland will officiate. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery, Lavinia.

Mrs. VanDerRoest died October 6, 2017 at her residence.  She retired from A. O. Smith Automotive and was a homemaker. She was born in Atwood, TN on October 13, 1945, to James William and Bonnie Lee Moore Crocker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry Joe VanDerRoest, Sr, who died February 23, 2017, two brothers James Crocker and Larry Crocker and one sister Trelba Crocker.

Survivors include three sons Larry J. (Kathy) VanDerRoest of Trezevant, Billy (Anita) VanDerRoest of Trezevant and Phillip Lee White of Trezevant, one sister Barbara (Odis) Mitchell of Hackleburg, AL, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Russell Epperson

Mr. Russell Lynn Epperson, 55 of Bruceton, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be conducted 2:00PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Denny Abernathy and Brother Garland Broadway officiating. Burial to follow in the Mixie Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Epperson was born on July 12, 1962 in Carroll County, Tennessee. He was a driver for Schneider and a member of Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his mother, Myra Joyce Holladay Hogue.

He is survived by: Wife, Kathy Fowler Epperson of Bruceton, Tennessee; Step-Father, Jim Hogue of Jackson, TN; Sisters, Robin (Kevin) Hayes and Teresa (Jeff) Stephens both of Huntingdon, TN; Brother James Neal (April) Hogue of Milan, TN; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 5-8PM and then on Sunday from 10AM until time of services.

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

John Helen Mitchell

Miss John Helen Mitchell, 96, formerly of Jackson, passed away peacefully, Tuesday September 26, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Henry Simpson will officiate the service.

John Helen as she was known to friends and family was a graduate of Huntingdon High School and a retiree from the South Central Bell system, where she worked for over 30 years. She loved her many friends and small but tight knit family. She was a devoted Christian and enjoyed attending the West Jackson Baptist Church. Also, she was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan. She will be remembered fondly by those who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Orr Mitchell, and two sisters, Ernestine Williams of Huntingdon and Bernice Moore of Memphis.

Mary Carter Weatherford

Funeral Services for Mary Carter Weatherford, 83, will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, 9:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Weatherford died September 23, 2017 at Paris Health Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Paris, TN.  She is a member of the First United Methodist Church and was the church secretary for eighteen years. She was born in Carroll County, TN on April 17, 1934, to Henry F. and Mary Carter Highfill. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty Ann Martin and brother William Thomas Highfill.

Survivors include her husband Jerry Weatherford of McKenzie, son Kelly (Clara) Weatherford of McKenzie and three granddaughters Juleyanne Weatherford, Anna Weatherford and Charli Weatherford.

Clarence R. Wilson, Jr

A memorial service for Clarence R. Wilson, Jr, 88, will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Wilson died September 19, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, TN. He was born in Flint, MI on July 18, 1929, to Clarence R. Wilson Sr and Velma Wells Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 46 years Christine Saul Wilson, a daughter Lorna Murray and a sister Joyce Irwin.

Mr. Wilson a graduate from Central High School in Flint, MI was a police officer for the City of Flint, and later served on their reserves. He joined the U.S. Navy, served during the Korean Conflict and was also a member of the Naval Reserves.

Upon returning from his naval service he attended GMI Trade School in Flint, MI to learn the trade of Pipefitter; he worked for thirty-four years at AC Spark Plug a division of General Motors as a pipefitter. Mr. Wilson was a Mason and a Shriner who was a Shrine Clown in Tennessee and Michigan, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Commandery, Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Tall Cedar of Lebanon, and Knights Templer. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge, Elk Lodge, the American Legion and VFW Post #4939.

Survivors include his daughters Lynne Murray of Paris, Heather (Fred) Meeks of Flint, MI, and Susan (Mark) Williams of Flint, MI, son Keith (Linda) Murray of Clermont, FL, brother Billy Joe Wilson of Texas, nine grandchildren Damon Greenlee, Todd(Danita)Beedy, Rachel (Kyle) Patti, Tony (Karyn) Stedry, Yvonne (Jimmy) Scanlon, Justin Murray, Leon Murray, Jaquilynne (Nicole) Williams and David (Lisa) Funch and 14 great-grandchildren

Mary Eskew

Mrs. Mary Maurine Eskew, 89 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Life Care Center of Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherry Wood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Monday at the 1st Presbyterian Church from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Andy Dickson, Jeff Hopper, Terry Dickey, Joe Parker, Johnny Hill, Jamie Summers. Honorary pallbearers will be Becky Keith, Jill Taylor, Rachel Sawyers, and Bendell Bartholomew.

Mrs. Eskew was born April 1, 1928 in Yuma, Tennessee to the late Willie Bell Roberts and Eulena Rainey Roberts. She was a retired floral designer for the Carousel Flowers and a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Huntingdon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Eskew.

She is survived by a special friend Charlie Massey of Huntingdon and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred Gallimore

Funeral Services for Mildred Marie Gallimore, 62, is Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother James Hazlewood is officiating. Interment is at Carroll Memorial Gardens, McKenzie. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Ms. Gallimore died September 11, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital, Jackson, TN. She was born in Humboldt, TN on May 2, 1955, to Elvis Newton Fisher and Mary Frances McCaig Chancey. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James Gallimore, and three brothers Elvis E. Fisher, Frank E. Fisher and James Edward Fisher.

Survivors include her fiancé Randy Bomar of McKenzie, two daughters Tammy (Marlin) Cathey of McKenzie and Genie Tegethoff of Huntingdon, son Timmy (Rebecca) Dyal of McKenzie, a sister Margaret (Eddy) Hires of McDonough, GA and brother Gene (Lou) Fisher of Memphis, ten grandchildren Christopher Schoolfield, Cedric Yon, Liberty Dyal, Leslie (Matt) Brown, Morgan Cathey (Raymond Herendez), JT Cathey, Bristol Cathey, Lexie Goodrum, Curtis (Valerie) Saylor and Willow Arnold and four great-grandchildren Cason, RyderJames, Leland and Blake.

Ruth Johnsonius

Funeral Services for Ruth S. Johnsonius, 91, is Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Pratt Hubbard and Dr. Jon Carlock are officiating. Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. until service time.

 

Mrs. Johnsonius, Co- Owner of Johnsonius Sheet Metal Works and home economics teacher for McKenzie High School died September 8, 2017 at Henry County Medical Center, Paris, TN. She was born in Paducah, KY on August 31, 1926, to John E. and Roxie LaRue Skellion. She was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, USA, Carroll Co. Retired Teachers Association and Missionary Society Eula Thorne Circle. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband J.B. Johnsonius Sr., her sisters Margie Hines and Lorraine Anderson and brother John Skellion.

Survivors include two daughters Viki (George) Hatcher of San Antonio, TX, and Teri (Loyd) Ford of Calvert City, KY, two sons J.B. (Jenny) Johnsonius Jr of Paris, and John “Hoppy” (Kim) Johnsonius of McKenzie, ten grandchildren Jill (Dennis) Krabill, Natalie (David) Neubert, Heather Anne Hatcher, Jon (Desiree) Hatcher, Emily (Chris) Morrison, Jim Ford, JC.(Lacey) Johnsonius, Elizabeth (Zach) Price, Olivia Johnsonius and Katy Johnsonius and thirteen great-grandchildren C.J., Rose, Aubry, Amelia, Vivienne, Easton, Noah, Easton, Casey, Ross, Sophie, Abby and Oliver.

Mitchell Locke

A Memorial Service for Mitchell “Mickey” Lee Locke, 69, is Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at McKenzie First United Methodist Church. The Reverend La Trisha Trull is officiating. Interment is at Caledonia Cemetery, McKenzie. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Ms. Locke died September 7, 2017 at Volunteer Community Hospital, Martin. She was born in Paris, TN on March 15, 1948 to Dalton Lee and Virginia R’Nelle Compton Adams. She was a member of McKenzie First United Methodist Church and the VFW. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her sons, Christopher Shane Seratte of McKenzie, Dusty Lee (Jessica) Locke of Jacksonville, FL and Brandy Shea (Crystal) Locke of Atoka, sister Zia Haden Locke of McKenzie, two brothers Gary Don (Pat) Adams of Lansing, MI and Randall Lee Adams of Lansing, MI and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to the Carroll County Humane Society.

Marshall Carter

Mr. Marshall Carter, 64, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Sunday September 3, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday September 7, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery. Brother Scott Carter and Brother Bryan Oakes will officiate.

He was born April 25, 1953 in Carroll County to John Carter and Carline Carter.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Carter of Huntingdon, Tennessee; his father and mother John and Carline Carter of Huntingdon, Tennessee; two step daughters Shelia Higgins of Nashville, Tennessee and Marla Blaski of Paris, Tennessee; one sister Alacia (James) Mitchell of Huntingdon, Tennessee; one brother Chris (Vernadeen) Carter of Raleigh, North Carolina; one niece Kristin Carter; one nephew Josh (Kendrick) Carter; six grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 6, 2017 from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Thursday from 9:00 am till time of service at 2:00 pm.

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

Issac Pinson

Mr. Issac Floyd “Ike” Pinson, 67 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Henry County Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mixie Cemetery with Bro. John Sutton officiating the service.

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

Pallbearers who will serve are Terry Brown, Kelly Brown, Ronnie Wade, Jason Wade, Dallas Wade and Dustin Wade. Honorary pallbearers will be Randell Wade, Jerry Brown, Junior Brown, Mike Pinson, Bruce Pinson, Chris Hinson and Jamie Harrison.

Mr. Pinson was born June 16, 1950 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Thomas Wade Pinson and Catherine Dickson Wilkins Pinson. He was a retired from the Emerson Electric Company and a Christian by faith. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Melba Wade, Gaye Walker, Patty Goble, and three brothers, Robert Pinson, Mark Pinson and an infant brother.

He is survived by three brothers, Hugh Pinson (wife Lois) of Mansfield, Stanley Pinson (wife Francis) and Tim Pinson (wife Tami’s) both of Paris, Two Sisters, Patsy Barnes of McKenzie, Mary Brown (Husband Landis) of Mixie. He also leaves several nieces and nephews one special nephew Jerry Brown.


Lois Hamlin

Mrs. Lois Aleen Hamlin, 100, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday September 2, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of Huntingdon, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday September 6, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Brother Denny Albernathy and Bro. Larry Ivy will officiate.

She was born August 28, 1917 in Carroll County to the late William Porter Hastings and Rita Pruitt Hastings. She was preceded in death by her husband James William Hamlin, Sr. three sons James Hamlin Jr., Jesse Hamlin, and Billy Hamlin; one daughter Alice White and her brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one son David Hamlin, of Buena Vista, Tennessee seventeen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 10:00 am till time of service.

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


Carol Milam

Mrs. Carol Lynn Milam, 58, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at her home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Chase Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, September 4, 2017, at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mixie Cemetery. Brent Dillahunty will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday after 11:00 am and on Monday from 9:00 am until time of service.

Mrs. Milam was born November 5, 1958 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late F. A. and Irene (Phelps) Taylor. She was a Medical Receptionist for Doctor’s offices, a home maker, enjoyed arts and crafts, a full time Gangi to all her grandchildren, and a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ann Kee and one brother, Barry Taylor.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joe Milam, one daughter, Lindsey Gallimore (Phillip) of Bruceton, two sons, Taylor Milam (Courtney) of Huntingdon, Tyler Milam (Laura Beth) of McKenzie, four sisters, Barbara Wilson (Truett) of Mayfield, Kentucky, Joy Taylor, Kathy Reynolds (Wes) both of Huntingdon, Wanda McMackin (Bob Hampton) of McKenzie, one brother, Tony Taylor (Denise) of Huntingdon. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Ty Barlowe, Keira Gallimore, Ava Barlowe, Pryce Gallimore, Bree Barlowe, Grey Gallimore, Addison Milam, Madilyn Milam, and Reece Milam.

Stacey Couturier

Graveside funeral services for Stacey Lynn Couturier, 37, will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm at West Wood Street Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Paris.  The family will receive friends on Friday at the cemetery just before the graveside service begins.  Ms. Couturier, died Monday, August 21, 2017 from injuries received from an automobile accident.  She was born on September 5, 1979 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Jack Noel Couturier and Evelyn Dianne Chapman Couturier.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Ted Chapman and paternal grandparents Linda and James Morgan. 

Survivors include two sons Coby Keith and Devon Keith both of Clarksville, Arkansas, her mother Dianne Couturier of Haltom City, Texas, her father and step mother Jack and Phyllis Couturier of Weatherford, Texas, two sisters Christina and her husband Sean Wilson of North Lake, Texas, Jackie Couturier of Haltom City, Texas, her maternal grandmother and step grandfather Lumarita and Beasley of McKenzie. 

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

Mildred Collins

Mrs. Mildred Collins, 88, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Brookedale Senior Living in Lexington, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Twin Oaks Community Cemetery.

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 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Collins was born May 27, 1929 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late William Joseph and Fronia Mae (Rainey) Meals. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Twin Oaks Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Percy Collins; a sister, Rachel Pentecost, and a brother, Charlie Meals.

She is survived by a daughter, Deana Seimo (Mike) of Huntingdon; four sons, David Collins (Rebecca) of Lexington, Kentucky, Danny Collins of Columbia, South Carolina, Jerry Collins (Jan) of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Phillip Collins (Judy) of Brentwood. She also leaves eight grandchildren, Jonathan Collins, Jarred Collins, Megan Burton, Carolyn Chandler, Jenilee Daniels, Sarah Chandler, Casey Collins, Hannah Collins; eleven great grandchildren, Caleb, Ava, and John Chandler, Ethan and Levi Daniels, Antigone and J.J. Collins, Madie and Bryly Collins, and Trent and Korrigan Burton.

Billy Stafford

Mrs. Billy Gene (Wilson) Stafford, 70, died Monday, August 21, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 30, 1947 in Dyer, TN to William (Bill) and Catherine Lannom Wilson.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Kenneth Stafford of McKenzie, her daughter Lisa Langford of McKenzie, her brother Barry Wilson of McKenzie, her niece  Ashley (Patrick) Little of McKenzie and her great-niece and nephew, Morgan and Reed Little.

Mrs. Stafford requested no funeral or visitation services. After her cremation, there will be a public Celebration of Life/Memorial visitation with the family at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home on Sunday August 27, 2017, 3:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mrs. Stafford was an avid dog lover and was actively involved with The Carroll County Humane Society in McKenzie. Being part of CCHS gave her a lot of joy and fulfillment in her life. In lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, she requested that any acts of kindness be donations to The Carroll County Humane Society in her memory. The family has decided that donations in her memory will be used to purchase much needed dog isolation bays for the shelter. Donations can be mailed to CCHS at P.O. Box 384, McKenzie, TN 38201

Peggy Norden

Graveside services for Peggy “The Sewing Lady” Marie Norden, 62, will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Finley Cemetery located on Fields School Road.  The family will receive friends on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm at the funeral home.  Mrs. Norden, a homemaker and seamstress, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.  She was born on August 6, 1955 in Danville, Illinois to Scott Marshall and Frances Joyce Shanks Tolbert. She was a member of Calvary Tabernacle in McKenzie.  She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son. 

Survivors include her husband of 44 years with their marriage beginning on August 11, 1973 Buford Norden of McKenzie, a son Jonathan Shea Norden of McKenzie, three grandchildren Chase Austin Norden, Chance Tolbert Norden, and Colt Norden, three sisters Susan (Dudley) Hart of Huron, TN, Marcia (Rick) Williams of Greenfield, TN, and Nancy (Dennis) Watts of McKenzie, a brother Donald (April) Tolbert of McKenzie. 

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

Mary Elizabeth Taylor

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, 84, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. She was born July 6, 1933 in Somerville, TN to Jessie Frank and Clara Mae Stainback Smalley.  She was a homemaker and is a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son Johnnie C.  (JC)Taylor, Jr.

Mrs. Taylor has chosen to be cremated and there will be no other services

Survivors include her husband of sixty eight years Johnnie C. Taylor Sr. of McKenzie, a sister Shirley Edwards of Ripley, three brothers Haskell (Nancy) Smalley of Ripley, James Smalley of Covington and Leroy (Linda) Smalley of Memphis, two grandchildren Chris (Trish) Taylor and Heather (Andy) Karlo and three great-grandchildren Caitlin Taylor, Brenden Karlo and Taylor Karlo.

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

Martha Mitchum

Mrs. Martha 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.


 

 


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