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Obituaries for McKenzie, Carroll County and the Region

From News Director Nicki Cronkright

Obituaries

2018

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

 

Ann Gertrude Hewitt

 

Funeral service for Ann Gertrude Hewitt is 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Brummitt – McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Wray Forrest is officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 4, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment is Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Georgetown, IL.

 

Mrs. Hewitt, 64, worked for Tecumseh, and also as a cashier at Wal Mart, Paris, died March 31 2018 at Northbrook Healthcare and Rehab, Jackson. She was born in Effingham, IL on July 8, 1928, to Clarence and Jennie McNary Craig. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne Hewitt, daughters Beverly McKinney and Cheryl Hewitt, two sisters Fern Carpenter and Fhoebe Miller and two brothers Ira Craig and Dean Craig.

 

Survivors include her daughters Dianne (Bob) Kilpatrick of Kansas City, MO, and Karen (Rick) Forrest of Trezevant, five grandchildren Diane ( Angel) Oryall of Harrisonville, MO, Richard Edmiston of Bolton, MO, Chad McKinney of Champaign, IL, Jason McKinney of Chatanooga,TN and Brian Forrest of Atwood, TN, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

 

 

Odell Vinson Gurley

 

Mr. Odell Vinson Gurley,84, of Clarksburg, Tennessee passed away Sunday, April 1,2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Seller’s Hill Cemetery. Bro Chase Sanders and Bro. Billy Ringold will officiate.

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.

Pallbearers to serve are Jimmy Pritchard, Billy Hardy, David Pritchard, Danny Ray Hastings, Ryan Cobb and Terry Mask. Honorary pallbearers will be James Rosser and Ricky Scott.

Mr. Gurley was born June 22, 1933 in Henderson County to the late John Oder and Corene (Hardy) Gurley. He was a member of Clarksburg Church of Christ and retired butcher at E.W. James in Huntingdon. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Oren Ray Gurley.

He is survived by his wife of sixty two years, Robbie Sue (Peterson) Gurley; a daughter, Lana Foster (Ricky); a son Myron Gurley (Rhonda) all of Clarksburg; two sisters, Frances Laws of Huntingdon and Odalene Wyatt of Jackson; two brothers, Orbra Gurley of Clarksburg and Otis Gurley of Jackson; four grandchildren, Jeremy Gurley (Elizabeth), Chris Gurley (Tosha), Mitch Foster (Heather), Matt Foster (Julia); ten great-grandchildren, Ashlynn Foster, Gage Gurley, Hailey Foster, A K Gurley, Molly Foster, Miley Foster, Natalie Gurley, Allie Gurley, Zane Foster, and Ridge Kokas.

 

Mrs. Rachel Ophelia McKineey

Mrs. Rachel Ophelia McKinney, 99, of McLemoresville, Tennessee passed away Monday April 2, 2018 at Hardin Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Thursday April 5, 2018 at McLemoresville United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in McLemoresville Cemetery. Reverend Don Harold Lawrence & Phil Williams officiating.

Mrs. McKinney was born August 28, 1918 to the late Oliver and Annie Williamson Williams in the Big Buck Community in Carroll County. She married Billy F. McKinney February 26, 1938 in McLemoresville, Tennessee. She was a member of the McLemoresville United Methodist Church where she and her husband were youth counselors for about 25 years. She was a member of and president of the United Methodist Women, curator of the Carroll County Museum in McLemoresville, and a member of the McLemoresville-Trezevant FCE, where she served several terms as president. She complied and published The History of McLemoresville, Tennessee, and she wrote articles for the Carroll News Leader for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Billy F. McKinney, granddaughter Melissa McKinney Morgan, an infant sister Mary, three brothers James Williams, John Williams, and Billy O. Williams, one sister Annie Maude Smith, her parents Oliver and Annie Williams.

Mrs. McKinney is survived by two sons and one daughter; Jerry McKinney (Patricia) of Madison, AL, Jim McKinney (Nancy) of Trussville, AL and  Emily Lawrence (Don Harold ) of Adamsville, TN; Rhonda Smith (Tom) of McKenzie, TN ; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday at McLemoresville United Methodist Church from 5:00PM until 8:00PM and on Thursday at McLemoresville United Methodist Church from 10:00AM until time of services.

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

 

Earl Hart

 

Mr. Clarance Earl Hart, 68 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted 1PM on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11AM until time of services.

Earl was born on July 29, 1949 to Eula V. Williams and Clarance Donald Hart.  He accepted Christ at an early age and attended Parkers Chapel Baptist Church. To know Earl was to truly love him. 

He is preceded in death by: his father, Clarence Donald Hart; a stepfather, Thedore Williams; and brother, Shelton "Mohawk" Williams. 

He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving mother, Eula V Williams; Wife, Frances Hart; 4 Sons, Corey (Jessica) Hart of Humboldt, TN, Bryan Hart, Kevin (Ashley) McCain, and Jamie (Adia) Hart all of Miami, FL; 3 Daughters, Nikia Hart and Marcia Adams of Huntingdon, and Trina Hart of Wildersville; 6 Sisters, Carolyn Lawrence, Gladys Campbell, Olivia "Elaine" Williams, Vidella Staten, and Evangelaine Williams all of Lexington, and Teresa Williams of Cedar Grove; 15 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren, and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Cassie Cooper

Mrs. Cassie Nell Cooper, 75 of Hollow Rock, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Bruce Crane officiating.  Burial to follow in the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Cooper was born on July 27, 1942 in Carroll County to the late John Hubert and Brooxie Higdon Brinkley.  She was a member of  Barren Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Carroll County Senior Choir, Order the Eastern Star, and a retired cafeteria manager for the Huntingdon Special School District.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Husband, Lee Weldon Cooper; Granddaughter, Hilary Howell; Son-in-law, Jerry Howell; and a brother, Leonard Brinkley.

She is survived by: 2 Daughters, Kathy (Chris) Howell of Bruceton, TN and Karen (Dennis)Townsend of Huntingdon; 4 Grandchildren, Hayden Howell, Hailey Howell, Tori Townsend, and Brady Townsend; 2 Great-grandchildren, Preston Howell and Reed Ross.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 4-8PM and then on Friday, from 10AM until time of services.

Pallbearers will be: Hayden Howell, James Ross, Dennis Townsend, Chris Black, Chase Crider, Brady Townsend, Preston Howell, Michael Cooper, and Randy Cooper.

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

 

Dorothy Dean Halter

Mrs. Dorothy Dean Halter,75, of Clarksburg, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. Bro. Tim Maness will officiate the service.

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

Mrs. Halter was born June 30, 1942 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late John Sr.and Ondean (Prater) Douglas. She was a member of Clarksburg Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Donald Ray Halter; two brothers, John Edwin Douglas and Gaylon Douglas and a sister, Shirley Baker.

She is survived by three sons, Glenn Halter (Tena), Phillip Halter (Alicia), and Danny Halter all of Clarksburg; a sister, Vonell Smith of Clarksburg; a brother, Sidney Douglas (Helen) of Huntsville, AL. She also leaves six grandchildren.

Ronald Steven Winsett

Funeral service for Ronald S. Winsett is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant. Brother David Alan is officiating and interment is at Howse Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, May 30, 2018 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. until service time.

 

Mr. Winsett, 64, a mechanic for Waste Management, died March 29, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Humboldt, TN on January 4, 1954 to Tommy I. and Jeanette Gargus Winsett. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Roy Albert Winsett.

 

Survivors include his wife Shaun Smith Winsett of Atwood, daughter Amber Winsett of Lavinia, son James Winsett of Atwood, three sisters Sandy Gullett of Jackson, Mary Woods of Three Way and Cindy Winsett of TN, and four grandchildren.

 

Dorothy Eleanor Freeman

Mrs. Dorothy E. Freeman, 98, retired office manager for Suburban Propane home office in New Jersey, died March 28, 2018, at McKenzie Health Care. She was born November 26, 1919 in New York, NY to Charles Walter and Helen Hoeft Anderson. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arnold B. Freeman and brother Charles I. Anderson.

 

Survivors include a daughter Diane (Harold) Neushafer of Newton, NJ, a son Howard (Sarah) Freeman of McKenzie, a niece Leslie Johnson of Loveland, CO, four grandchildren Carl (Janet) Freeman, Elaine (Alan) Boackle, Deborah (Joseph) Spadafora and Megan (John) Vogler and five great grandchildren, Joseph Spadafora, Nicholas Spadafora, Emma Vogler, Mason Vogler and Sarah Boackle.

 

J.C. Neeley

Mr. J.C. Neely, 68, of Hollow Rock, Tennessee passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Henry County Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mixie Cemetery. Bro. Michael Sharp and Bro. Kevin Williams will officiate the service.

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

Mr. Neely was born April 14, 1949 in Mixie, Tennessee to the late Arlie Estes and Annie Mae (Smith) Neely. He worked construction for A & P Construction and he served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Neely.

He is survived by his wife of 42years, Cindy Neely; three sons, John Joseph Neely (Karen) of Mixie, Charles Thomas Neely, and James Dustin Neely both of Hollow Rock; four sisters; Reathie Adcox (David) of Huntingdon, Ruby Herron (Greg) of Hollow Rock, Theresa Plunkett (Paul) of Salem, Alabama and Vicky Hendrix (Ronnie) of Darden, five brothers; Wayne Neely of Ashland City, Randy Neely (Sharon) of Olmsted, Illinois, Fred Neely of Huntingdon, Joseph Neely (Denise) of Baxter, and Raymond Neely (Terry) of Surry, Virginia. He also leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Richard Robison

Mr. Richard Allen Robison, DVM, 74 of Camden, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home.

Memorial visitation will be at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 11AM until 4PM. 

Mr. Robison was born on September 10, 1943 in Jackson, TN to the late Noah Allen and Mary Frances Brown Robison.  He served in the United States Army and has his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.        

He is survived by: Wife, Allyson Robison of Camden, TN;1 Son, Brett (Julie) Robison of Nashville, TN; 1 Brother, Jerry (Bette) Robison of  Huntingdon; 2 Grandchildren, Autumn and Blake Robison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your animal shelter of choice.

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

 

Doris Lee Wooters

Mrs. Doris Lee Wooters, 85, of Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Lifecare Center of Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Twin Oaks Cemetery. Bro. Walter Butler and Bro. Jimmy Pinson will officiate.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Monday, March 26 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Mrs. Wooters was born January 20, 1933 in McKenzie, Tennessee to the late Jessie and Willie (Perry) Allison. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Garrett and a brother, Bill Allison.She was a member of Twin Oaks Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles A. Wooters; a daughter, Kathy Jackson (Charles) of Rockvale, Tennessee; a son, Greg Wooters (Michele) of Huntingdon; three sisters, Pat Wright of Huntingdon, Carol Sue French of Hollow Rock and Joan Delveau of Iowa; two brothers, Mike Allison of Huntingdon and Bobby Allison of Jackson, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Earlene Foust

Mrs. Earlene Foust, 93 of Cedartown Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehab.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Steve Douglas officiating.  Burial to follow in the Long Rock Cemetery.

Mrs. Foust was born on April 23, 1924 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Fannie Allen Rumley. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Camden, Tennessee.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: her husband, William Thomas Foust; Brothers, Barney and Clyde Rumley; and Sisters, Gladys Pickett, Mattie Van Cleave, Dorothy White, Kathleen Peach, and Lucille Brannen.

She is survived by: 1 Son, Byron (Peggy) Foust of Cedartown, GA; 2 Granddaughters, Lori (Chet) Lindemann of Rome, GA and Amanda Foust of Cartersville, GA; 3 Great-Grandchildren, Amber, Riley, and Otto Lindemann; several nieces and nephews and her friends and staff at Cedar Valley Nursing Home.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 24th from 12PM until time of services.

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

Willis Brown Burnine Sr.

Funeral services for Willis Brown Burnine, Sr, 88, is 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Brummitt -McKenzie Funeral Home. Reverend Dan Grisham will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Burnine retired from the Milan Arsenal and is a member of Church of Jesus Christ, Greenfield, TN. He died March 18, 2018, at McKenzie Health Care. He was born in Lexington, TN on January 9, 1930, to Charlie Clintern and Elvie Shelton Burnine. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of sixty eight years Evora Reeves Burnine.

 

Survivors include a daughter Cynthia Rimmer of McKenzie, five sons JR (Linda) Burnine of Dresden, Dan (Debbie) Burnine of McKenzie, Randy Burnine of McKenzie, Joel Burnine of McKenzie and Sam (Laura) Burnine of McKenzie, a sister Brenda Azbell of McKenzie, a brother Warren G. Burnine of McLemoresville, nine grandchildren, twenty eight great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

 

Spencer Yeoman

 

Mr. Spencer Orville Yeoman, 68 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, formerly of Pearl City and Davis, Illinois, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at his home.

Celebration of Life services will be held: Tennessee-on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Club Rosser from 1-4PM;  Illinois-at Silver Creek Museum in Freeport, Illinois on March 31, 2018 from 1-4PM with full military honors at 3PM.

Mr. Yeoman was born on August 9, 1949 in Freeport, Illinois to the late Edwin, Jr. and Jacqueline Graff Yeoman.  He was a farmer for all of his life except while he served in the United States Army, 199 Light Infantry Brigade, Redcatchers, during the Vietnam War.  He relocated to Hollow Rock, Tennessee on September 1, 2017 and loved living in Tennessee.  He was a member of: Freeport Chapter Vietnow, a lifelong member; Durand American Legion; Stephenson County Antique Engine Club; and Northern IL Draft Horse & Mule Association.  His hobbies were: horses, both riding and driving; fishing; dogs, and friends.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Yeoman and Jody Wool.

He is survived by: his loving wife of 30 years, Ruth Crawford Yeoman of Hollow Rock, TN; Sister, Sara (Dennis) Janicke of Kent, IL; Brothers, Eric (Lisa) Yeoman of Pearl City, IL, John  Yeoman, and Andrew Yeoman of Freeport, IL; Sisters-in-law, Chrystal (Gib)Feinstein of Davis, IL, and  Sheila (Dan)McCarthy of Freeport, IL;  Brother-in-law, Andy (Sandy) Crawford of Durand, IL; Aunts, Janice Peltz of Fargo, ND, and Betty Kerr of Washington, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

 

Melinda Gail Lambert

Melinda Gail Lambert, 59, a former employee of Hillview Nursing Home in Dresden, TN, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at her residence in Gleason.  She was born on September 3, 1958 in Martin, TN to Robert and Carolyn Louise Garner.  There is not a time planned for a memorial, it was her wish to be cremated.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

 Survivors include her husband of 42 years David Lambert of Gleason, a daughter Misty (Michael) Hones of Gleason, a son Josh Lambert of Gleason, TN, a brother Mike Garner of Martin, TN, three grandchildren Robert Cody Williams, Trey Austin Martin, and Alyssa Hones. 

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

 

Patricia Chaney

 

Mrs. Patricia Rose Chaney, 82 of Leach TN, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Known to most as Pat, she was born in Chicago IL on March 17, 1935 to the late Mr. Clemente Peter Ortiz and Mrs. Pauline Angela (Chavez) Ortiz.

Mrs. Chaney is survived by her husband of 36 years, Mr. Richard Chaney. Married July 15th 1981 Richard and Pat had: 1 son, Richie Chaney of Leach TN; 4 grandchildren Angel Chaney, Hunter Chaney, Allison Chaney all of Huntingdon and Aubrey Chaney of Leach; and 1 great-grandson, Brayden Blackwell of Huntingdon.

Pat worked many jobs at times, but the one most will remember is the time she enjoyed working as a seamstress at HIS, formally located in Bruceton. Pat will be remembered most by her flowers (roses) in the yard, her ability to love unconditionally to any one regardless of relation or age, and her love for sports-her favorite teams remained the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

Being blessed with a large family, Pat is survived by: her sisters Irene Chavez, Pauline (Joe) Ramirez, Dolores Ortiz, and Mary Castro; Step -Son Ricky Clabough Sisters-in-law, Opal Cary, Sue Norman, Gene Greer; brother-in-law, Bill Chaney; and a large group of special nieces and nephews who were all loved by her as if they were her own. 

Mrs. Chaney was preceded in death by: her parents; one sister, Teresa Lopez; 2 brothers, Salvador Ortiz and Peter Clemente; and three bothers-in-law, Elwood Norman, Edward Greer, and Dona Chaney.

Funeral Services will be Sunday, March 18th at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home at 1:00PM with burial to follow in the Chaney-Greer Cemetery Located in Leach, TN.

The family will greet friends from 5-9PM on Saturday March 17th in the Heritage Room of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and then on Sunday from 10AM until time of services.

Mrs. Pat will be carried to final resting place by: her son, Richie Chaney; Grandson, Hunter Chaney; Nephews, George Norman, Kenneth (Chipper) Ortiz, and Peter Ramirez; and Great Nephew, Noel Ortiz.

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

 

Kimberly Renae Cook

Kimberly Renae Cook, 40, a stay at home mom, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Milan General Hospital in Milan from results of an accident.  A memorial service is being planned for a later time and it was her wish to be cremated.  She was born on August 26, 1977 in Memphis, TN to Larry and Lenora Mayo Scott.  She was preceded in death by her mother Lenora Mayo Scott and her husband Charles Cook. 

 Survivors include two daughters Terri (Mark) Abbott of Dyer, TN, Caitlin D. (Robert Falkinburg) Cook of McKenzie, a son Charles Dakota (Ashley Barlow) Cook of McKenzie, her sisters Katrina Shaw, Anita Hollis, and Helen Flatt, a brother Michael Scott, and two granddaughters Madalyn Cook and Addyson Abbott. 

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

 

Rubie Ward Gunter

A joint funeral service for Ruby Mae Ward Gunter, 76, will be held Monday, March 19 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with JC Popplewell, Alan Trull, and Ken Frye officiating.  Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Monday, March 19, 2018 from 11:00 am until service time.  Ms. Gunter, a former employee of Halls Printing Company and then later to be named Quebecor World in Dresden, TN, died Friday, March 16, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on April 24, 1941 in McKenzie, TN to Barney and Minnie Hale Trull.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband James Ward, her daughter Cindy Ward Scott, her two brothers Tommy Trull and Willie Trull, and her son Ronnie Earl Ward who died the day before she died. 

 Survivors include her sons James (Donna) Ward of Paris, and Steve (Doris) Ward of Henderson and five grandchildren. 

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

 

Ronnie Earl Ward

A joint funeral service for Ronnie Earl Ward, 58, will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Monday, March 19, 2018 from 11:00 am until service time.  Mr. Ward, a self-employed construction service, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his residence in McKenzie.  He was born on November 11, 1959 in Michigan to James Ezell and Ruby Mae Trull Ward.  He was preceded in death by his father and his sister Cindy Ward. 

 Survivors include his mother Ruby Mae Ward Gunter who died the following day, March 16, his finance Anita Sawyers of McKenzie, a daughter Alex Crocker of Jackson, TN, a son Zach Ward of Michigan, and two brothers James (Donna) Ward of Paris, and Steve (Doris) Ward of Henderson   . 

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

 

Rubie Lane Chappel

Mrs. Rubie Lean Chappel, 87, Of Cedar Grove, Tennessee passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Pleasant Church in Cedar Grove. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday at the Mt. Pleasant Church from 11:00 AM until time of service.
Mrs. Chappel was born November 22, 1930 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Willie D. and Effie Carlean (Pritchard) Williams. She was also preceded in death by one son, Joe Lynn Chappel.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wardell Chappel; one daughter, Debrah Chappel; two sons, Steve Chappel and Harold Chappel; one brother, Owens Williams all of Cedar Grove. She also leaves five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Deborah "Debbie" Jean

Funeral service for Deborah “Debbie” Jean Smith, 64, is 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Reverends Phil Williams and Alan Trull will officiate. Interment is at Union Academy Cemetery, McKenzie, TN. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. Smith, a Wal Mart Associate, died February 18, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born in Huntingdon, TN on August 22, 1953, to Marvin and Jewell Jean Carter Traywick. She is a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Henry Co., TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Tommy Traywick.

 

Survivors include her husband of fifteen years James Ed Smith of McKenzie, two daughters Julie (Brad) Cantrell of McKenzie and JoAnna (Jerry) Martin of Brownsville, a son Josh (Amanda) McDaniel of McKenzie, six grandchildren Austin Cantrell, Aaron Cantrell, Hailey McDaniel, Logan Martin, Ryan Martin and Elizabeth Martin and two great-grandchildren Parker and Kennedy.

 

Pallbearers who are serving are Joe Patterson, Cotton Sanders, Barry Hanley, Aaron Cantrell, Terry Traywick and Josh McDaniel.

Leona Jane Aden

Funeral service for Leona Jane Aden, 90, is 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment is at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie, TN. The family will receive friend on Sunday, 12:00 p.m. until service time.

Mrs. Aden, a homemaker, died February 16, 2018 at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was born in McKenzie, TN on February 18, 1927, to Vernon and Azzell Beadles Thomas. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church USA and belonged to the Eula Thorne Circle. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tim Aden and brother Jeff Thomas.

 

Survivors include her daughters Mary Lee (James) Hall of Lebanon, Carolyn (John) Lovelace of Memphis and Jane (Greg) Sutton of Sikeston, MO, sons Tom (Donna Kay) Aden of Pontotoc, MS, Tim (Carolyn) Aden of Malden, MO and Dale (Rhonda) Aden of McKenzie, twelve grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

 

Pallbearers who are serving are Sean Lovelace, John David Lovelace, John Luke Hall, James Hall, Aaron Sutton and Tommy Surber

Clara Kesterson

Services for Clara Marinda Kesterson, 69, will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Brummitt – McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Fowler officiating.  Interment will follow at Caledonia Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.  until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.. Ms. Kesterson, a Seamstress for (HIS) Henry I Seigel and Cafeteria Worker at West Carroll Elementary School, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on November 9, 1948 in McKenzie, Tennessee to Fonzo V. and Clara Marinda Myers Winchester. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 25 years of marriage Thomas Jessie Kesterson. 

 Survivors include her son Philip Kesterson (Vickie Cook) of McKenzie, stepson Corey (Geri-Lynn) Kesterson of Dyer two sisters Mary Kleet of McKenzie and Reba (Ricky) Christopher of Adamsville, five brothers Walter (Kathy) Winchester of McKenzie, Douglas (Pearl) Winchester of Memphis, James (Kay) Winchester of Memphis, Jimmy (Janet) Winchester of Milan, Alford (Peggy) Winchester and two grandchildren Jerry Thomas Kesterson and Alyssa Kesterson both of Dyer.

 Pallbearers who will be serving are: Walter Winchester, Jimmy Winchester, James Winchester, Ricky Christopher, Kevin Christopher, Jason Winchester, Jerry Kesterson, and Brad Flippin. 

Harry "Don" Donald Davis

Funeral service for Harry Donald David, is 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, officiated by Reverend LaTricia Trull of the First United Methodist Church where Mr. David is a member. Visitation is Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is at Tumbling Creek Cemetery, Gleason.

 

Mr. David, 94, died February 11, 2018 at Methodist Hospice, Memphis, TN. He was born in Mounds, IL on January 9, 1924, to Benjamin Frederick John David and Mabel Evelyn Nix David. He served in the U.S. Army (March 1943 -. January 1946) World War II European Theatre, 75th Division 290th Infantry, in the battles of the Battle of Bulge and Colmar Pocket. He was wounded in Central Europe in April 1945 and received a Purple Heart.

 

Mr. David received his Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, Master of Business Administration and Doctorate of Business Administration degrees from Indiana University School of Business and served on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Business from 1953-1989.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Frances Oliver David, four sisters Ruth Evers, Verna Mae Boyd, Patricia Wheeler and Shirley Ann David and two brothers Loren David and Warren David.

 

Survivors include his daughter Victoria David Docauer (David) of Germantown and three grandchildren James Alexander Docauer (Wing Yan Ho), Eleanor Katherine McNeive (Ryan) and John Maxwell Docauer (Nicole).

Rex Allen Jones

Funeral service for Rex Allen Jones, is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial is at Everett’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is Friday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00am until service time.

 

Mr. Jones, 66, died February 6, 2018 Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. He was a factory worker for Gaines, MFG and New Generations. He was born July 20, 1951, to John Caludie and Ethel Mae Edwards Jones. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Jeffrey Allen Jones and a sister Mary Ann Dodd.

 

Survivors include his wife Sandra Davis Jones of McKenzie, two brothers Robert L. (Brenda) Jones of McKenzie and William C. Jones of McKenzie and two grandchildren Briana Jones and Seth Jones.

Donald "Duck" Kay Beasley

Services for Donald “Duck” Kay Beasley, 65, will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Pastor James Radford officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Obion in Obion County.  The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 11:00 am until service time.  Mr. Beasley, a retired farmer from the Obion County area, died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his residence in McKenzie.  He was born on January 5, 1953 in Union City, Tennessee to Loyd William and Altie Juanita Tuck Beasley. He was a member of the Freedom Independence Full Gospel Church that was once in McKenzie.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Janice Robinson and Connie Beasley, a brother Paul David Beasley and a step son John Henry Knight. 

 Survivors include his wife Nancy Ann Matheny Beasley of McKenzie who he married on January 25, 2018, his daughter Latasha Casey of McKenzie, his son Donnie (Jessica) Beasley of Union City, TN, a sister Peggy (David) Johnson of Polk Station, TN, a brother James (Karen) Beasley of Hornbeak, TN, 26 grandchildren, and a great granddaughter Kristian Ray Jean Hoppers.  Mr. Beasley also leaves several adoptive children: Stacy Flippin, Anthony Roberts, Tina Deaton and Tammy Stone all of McKenzie, Amanda (Billy) Barber and Kami Hilliard all of Huntingdon, Randi (Brett) LuHellier of Paris, Jeremy Ricketts of Greenfield, Brandon White of Milan, and Toni Smith of Union City. 

Pallbearers who will be serving are: Jeremy Ricketts, Brandon White, Jon Pickard, Dennis Ricketts, Brandon Flippin, and Randy Cody.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Levi Blakeman and Kalebp Cody.

Tracy Lee Taylor

A Memorial service for Tracy Lee Taylor, is 2:30 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at McKenzie Church of Christ. Visitation is Saturday 1:00p.m. until service time at the church.

 

Mrs. Taylor, 52, died February 2, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a certified chiropractic assistant and a CXT at Family Chiropractor. She was born June 19, 1965 in Shelby Co., TN to Randall Pinson and Donna Leatherwood Hodge.

 

Survivors include her husband Michael Taylor of Paris, her mother and step-father Donna and Lonnie Hodge of Henry, father and step-mother Randall and Shelley Pinson of Camden, brother Mark (Samantha) Pinson of Bruceton and step-sister Stephanie Poole of Memphis, TN.

Mary Louise Woods

Graveside services for Mary Louise Woods, will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Sunset Cemetery, Dresden, TN. Visitation is Wednesday 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Woods, 73, died January 28, 2018 at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was a certified nurse’s assistant at McKenzie Regional Hospital. She was born May 14, 1944, in Lexington, TN to William and Millie Ann Hayes Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Watson, Sr, daughter Michelle Scott, two sisters and seven brothers.

Survivors include her sons Steve Watson (Melinda) of McKenzie, Jimmy Watson (Traci) of Dresden and Brad Woods of McKenzie, two sisters Helen Floyd of McKenzie and Ann Williams of Springville, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Mary Sue Pruett

Mrs. Mary Sue Pruett, 87, of Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Dan Winkler will officiate the service.

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

Mrs. Pruett was born on July 1, 1930 in Huntingdon Tennessee to the late William Murray Bonds and Olivet Corene (Holladay) Bonds Roark. She worked in the Cutting Room for the Publix Shirt Company, was a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ, she was a volunteer at the hospital, and was a member of the Red Hatters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Edward Pruett; a sister, Nellie Ruth Bonds Anderson; a nephew, Steven Leon Anderson.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Kay Hodge (Ray) of Huntingdon and Vicki Sue Robins (Billy) of Camden; a niece, Wanda Wall Hudson of Chattanooga. She also leaves six grandchildren, Shannon Ray Hodge, (Tricia), Shonda Renee Eskew (Gary), Heather Dawn Taylor (Michael), Brittany Shea Crouch (Brett), Jenna Taylor, and Jay Hunter Taylor, two great grandchildren, William Bennett Crouch and Parker Shea Crouch, and her loving dog Precious.


Roby Autry

Mr. Roby Autry, 83, of Hollow Rock, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with burial to follow in New Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Dwight Turner will officiate the service.

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 the service.

Mr. Autry was born April 6, 1934 in Henderson County the son of the late Amos and Lizzie Autry. He was a self employed Roofer and a Farmer. He was also preceded in death by a wife, Mattie Lou Autry; two daughters, Denise Love and Robbie Rhodes; two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by five daughters, Regina Simpson (Mark) of Westport, Reta Norris (Jim) of Bruceton; Debbie Peach (Randy) of Camden; Peggy Wyatt (Stephen) of Camden and Serena Autry of Hollow Rock; one son, Alex Autry (Jessie) of Hollow Rock; two sisters, Ruth Springer of Huntingdon and Irene Pinkley of Hollow Rock; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Barry Moss

Mr. Barry Moss, 62 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Moss was born on July 14, 1955 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Charles and Ruth Goodman Moss.  He worked as a dental tech for Don McMackin's Dental Lab.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Jennifer Cantrell.

He is survived by: Daughter, Mandy (Robert) Perry of Puryear, TN; a Son, Charles Moss of KY; 2 Brothers, Mitch (Suzy) Moss and Mike (Bonnie) Moos, both of South Fulton, TN; 4 Grandchildren, Carson Moss, Marlie Moss, Summer Perry, and Kinsey Perry.

Mary Evans

Mrs. Mary A. Evans, 93, of McKenzie, Tennessee formerly of Westport, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Jamison Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Evans was born August 5, 1924 in Arkansas to the late James Henry and Ada (Harris) Jones. She was also preceded in death by her husband Gradon Evans; two sisters, Mae Haynes and Jean Floyd; four brothers, Owen Jones, Bill Jones, Elgie “Scrub” Jones, and Mack Jones; a step daughter, Patsy Blackwell.

She is survived by one daughter, Toni Davis (Dalton) of McKenzie; one stepson, Larry Evans (Sue) of Aurora, Illinois; a sister in law, Pat Jones of Chicago, Illinois; a brother in law, Junior Floyd of Westport. She also leaves two grandsons, Michael Davis and Christopher Davis, and many step grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.


John William "Bill" Cole

Mr. John William "Bill" Cole, 79, of Huntingdon, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Concord Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Bro. Josh Parker and Bro. Andrew Stokes will officiate the service.

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

Mr. Cole was born October 15, 1938 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late William Guy and Alberdie (Robison) Cole. He was a Retired Mill Operator for Norandal and a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 42 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rosalind (Brewer) Cole, two daughters, Rhonda Walsh (Mike) of Lincolnshire, Illinois and Tina Cole of Nashville; one son, William Christopher Cole (Karla) of Winchester; three sisters, Bernice Loving of Paducah, Kentucky, Mary Towater of Cedar Grove, and Diane Kirby of Huntingdon; two brothers, Bobby Joe Cole of McKenzie and Ronnie Cole of Huntingdon. He also leaves three grandchildren, Connor Walsh, Logan Walsh, and Sabrina Cole.

Virginia Marie Hickerson Gillenwater

Graveside services for Virginia Marie Hickerson Gillenwater, will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Gillenwater, 93, died January 22, 2018 at MT. Juliet Health Care Center. She is a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church McKenzie. She was born October 29, 1924, in McKenzie to Benjamin B. and Nova Nell Barksdale Hickerson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles E. Gillenwater, Sr., two sisters Evelyn King and Emily Hickerson and one brother James Edward Hickerson.

Survivors include her sons Charles E. Gillenwater, Jr of San Francisco, CA and Phil (Chris) Gillenwater of Mt. Juliet, and two grandchildren.

 

Carlos Ward

Carlos O. Ward, age 80 of McKenzie, TN, died Sunday January 14, 2018, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

He was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran.  He enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and riding his motorcycle.  He was Baptist in belief.

Carlos was born May 31, 1937, in Big Sandy, TN, to the late Dewey P. Ward and the late Bessie Berry Ward.

He was married January 18, 1958, to Lindy May Dunn Ward, who preceded him in death on February 13, 2010.

He is survived by three sisters, Carolyn Ward of Paris, TN, Doris Ward of Paris, TN, and Joy (Bob) Webb of Springville, TN; one brother, Odell Ward of Paris, TN; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.

Along with his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Ward, Perry Ward, L.M. Ward, and Jerry Ward; and two sisters, Mava Brown and Bertha Klein.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service to begin at 3:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Richard “Soup” Raymer officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jack McDonald, Randy Miller, Michael Raymer, Mikey Raymer, Robert Ferrell and Jason Wade.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  The Carlos Ward Family, c/o Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.

Ralph Stacy

Mr. Ralph Stacy, 95, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee formerly of Huntingdon passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at Maristone Assisted Living.

In lieu of sending flowers please make a contribution to the national Alzheimer’s Association in his name. Alzheimer’s Association 4825 Trousdale Dr. Suite 220 Nashville TN 37220

Memorial services will conducted on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 12:00 PM until time of service. Mr. Stacy was born June 28, 1922 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Stoker and Ocie (Wilson) Stacy. He married his wife of 65 years, Hettie Mildred Stacy on Oct 12, 1946 and remained married until her passing in 2012. We were very fortunate to have had such a wonderful man for a Dad. He was a proud American and a World War II veteran.

He is survived by his son Barry Stacy and his Daughters Linda Hipkins and Sharon Stacy. He has two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Willie Hatch

Mrs. Willie Hatch,  79 of Big Sandy, TN passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Henry County Healthcare.

Funeral services will be conducted 11AM on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Reverend Linda Barrett officiating.  Burial to follow in the Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Hatch was born on September 15, 1938 in Dyersburg, TN to the late Thomas and Willie Maynard Harber.  She was retired from Sylvania as an inspector.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Harber.

She is survived by: Husband, Billy Hatch of Big Sandy, TN; 2 Daughters, Kimberly (Gary) Baker of Murfreesboro, TN and Deborah (Jimmy) Wininger of Powder Springs, GA; 1 Sister, Margie Hatch of Lexington, TN; 5 Grandchildren, Sabrina Livezey, Kyle Baker, Brandon Baker, Weston Wininger, and Camela Barry; 6 Great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9AM until time of services.

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


Shirley Ann Hargrove

Services for Shirley Ann Hargrove, 64, will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother James Hazlewood officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  Ms. Hargrove died January 17, 2018, at her son’s residence.  She was born on April 12, 1953 in McKenzie, TN to Arthur and Alene Crews Crocker. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Eugene Crocker. 

Survivors include two sons Dean (Hailei) Hargrove of McKenzie, TN and Anthony (Jessica) Hargrove of Oklahoma and four grandchildren Haven Hargrove, Jace Hargrove, Ashley Hargrove, and Michael Curry.

Pallbearers who will be serving are Tyler Verner, Jace Hargrove, Jeremy Crocker, Michael Curry, Rusty Wainscott, and Danny Nunnery.

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

Liesbeth Betty Baker

Graveside funeral services for Liesbeth “Betty” Zöllner Baker, 90, will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Brother James Hazlewood officiating.  Ms. Baker, a homemaker, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Christian Care Center of McKenzie.  She was born on October 13, 1927 in Instabrück, Germany to Wilhelm and Maria Zöllner. She was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in McKenzie, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Billy Baker on October 10, 2008.

 Pallbearers who will be serving are Steven Gibson, Kenneth Wilson, Ray Gilliam, Walter Winchester, Robert Ross and Jakob Winchester; Honorary Pallbearers will be Junior Gibson, Landon Winchester, and Joseph Winchester.

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

Lucas Welch

Mr. Luke Welch, 91 of Paris, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at McKenzie Health and Rehabilitation.

Funeral services will be conducted 11AM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Welch was born on August 11, 1926 in Camden, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Mae Reeves Welch.  He served in the US Navy, was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church, and was a former principle of Grove Junior High School.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Johne Welch.

He is survived by: 1 daughter, Patricia (Jimmy) Rich of Stanton, TN; 1 son, Dennis(Stephine) Welch of Paris, TN;  7 grandchildren, Rhnea Rich, Dolores (Mike) Jarvis, Cindy Rich, Jamie Rich, Andy (Alison) Welch, Patty (Jeremy) Stephenson, and Hannah Welch; 2 step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 5-8PM and then on Thursday, from 9AM until time of services.

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


Dorothy Gean Kern

Dorothy Gean Kern, age 91, of McKenzie, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Paris Healthcare Center in Paris.

Dorothy retired from Midland Brake where she worked in the assembly department. She was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, deer hunting, fishing, cats and dogs and especially her faithful companion “Little Man”.

Born January 7, 1927, in Troy, TN, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Fred Grissom and the late Allie Mai Ponder Grissom.

She first married William Taylor Gean on March 30, 1946, and he prededed in death on March 6, 2001.  She then married Edward Omer Kern on July 31, 2006, and he preceded in death on June 27, 2014.

Survivors include her four children, Shelia (Freddie) Cole of Paris, Lee Anne (Barry) Barnett of Camden, TN, Darie (Jason) Loggains of Melbourne, AR, and Randy (Rita) Gean of Buchanan, TN; a daughter in law, Connie Gean of Port Charlotte, FL; and two sisters, Mary Esch of Memphis, TN and Rosalee Snider of Gleason, TN.

Additional survivors include 17 grandchildren,  Jeff Gean, Jinny (Mark) Pritchett, Cindy (Phillip) Bailey, Eric (Becca) Chilcutt, Tiffany (Shannon) Rounds, Kelsi (Nic) Bray, Susan Abernathy, Cari (Wes) Malone, Jason (Beth) Barnett, Mami Cooper, Tina Gean, Lisa (Tim) Herbert, Chareese (Tod) Hastings, Kirby Pool, Karen (Bill) Everett, Kim (Will) Connors, and Troy Hysell;  38 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce and son in law Chuck Abbott; one son, Bill Gean;  one brother, Roy Grissom; one grandchild, William Austin Kimbel; and three great grandchildren, Catie Pritchett, Aaden McCurley, and Jasper Pool.

Her body is to be cremated with a private memorial service at a later date.

Catherine Hall Kee

Mrs. Catherine Hall Kee, 95 of Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 11 , 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be conducted 1PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Roans Creek Cemetery.

Kee-Kee was born on July 21, 1922 in Westport, TN to the late William C. and Mae Lifsey Hall.  She obtained her Master’s degree from Memphis State and was a retired 3rd Grade teacher and a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: husband, Ben Thomas Kee; Sister, Wilodean Henry; and a brother, James Sidney Hall.

She is survived by: 2 daughters, Miranda (Jim) Lockhart of Murfreesboro, TN and Sandra (Mike) Thomas of Clarksburg, TN; sister, Mildred Johnson of Jackson, TN,  5 grandchildren, Teresa Baker and Lisa (Kendall) Hayes all of Huntingdon, TN; David (Amanda) Thomas of Bruceton, TN, Andy (Rebecca) Lockhart of Murfreesboro, TN and Cathy (Kyle) Cavendar of Cookeville, TN; 12 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Austin, and Ashley Baker, Sara Beth and Kelsey Hayes, Seth and Sadie Jo Thomas, Gavin and Ava Cavendar, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Joshua Lockhart.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 3-7PM and on Monday, January 15th, from 10AM until time of services.

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

Iona Chism

Mrs. Iona Chism, 87 of Trezevant, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted 1PM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Darrell Pollock officiating.  Burial to follow in the New Independence Cemetery.

Mrs. Chism was born on March 14, 1930 in Pemiscot, Missouri to the late Louis and Thelma Meatte Douglas. She worked for several nursing homes and was later on a seamstress for Henry I. Siegel.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: husband, William Arthur Chism; son, Sonny Chism; grandson, Elijah Riddle; and brothers, Albert and William Douglas.

She is survived by: 5 daughters, Sue Bullington of Huntingdon, TN, Loretta Johnson of Tonkawa, OK, Mandy Hills of Olatha, KS, Linda Newton of Trezevant, TN, and Valerie Riddle of Cedar Grove, TN; 3 sons, Willard and Matt Chism of Chanute, KS and Donald Chism of Huntingdon, TN;  33 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4-8PM and then on Tuesday, January 17th from 11AM until time of services.

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

Gerald Wayne Baker

Mr. Gerald Wayne Baker, 75, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, January 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the New Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Andrew Stokes will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Mr. Baker was born March 6, 1942 in Benton County, Tennessee to the late John Clarence and Bula Odell (Noles) Baker. He was retired from the Milan Arsenal and was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jason Wayne Baker and a brother, Donald Baker.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lou Helen Baker of Huntingdon; two daughters, Laca Wacker (Greg) of Milan and Patricia Holt (John) of Huntingdon; two sons, Clint Baker of McLemoresville and Wally Anderson (Marti) of Huntingdon; one brother Billy Baker (Louise) of Huntingdon. He also leaves ten grandchildren, Seth, T.J., Colton, Matthew, Elizabeth, Melanie, Brian, Mallory, Jesse, and Walker and four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Emma, Madelyn, and Max.

Pete Springer

Mr. Pete Springer, 93, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday January 9, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.  Burial to follow in the Sellers Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Springer was born in Clarksburg, Tennessee on January 21, 1924 to the late Clarence and Lillian Simpson Springer.  He was retired from Publix Shirt Company and a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Sisters, Hester Scott, Lola Rosser, Vera Collins, Mildred Bridges, Polly Simpson, and Lorene Springer; and Brothers, Wayne and Henry Springer. 

He is survived by: Sister, Alva Jean Boyd of Clarksburg, TN; Sister-in-law, Ruth Springer of Huntingdon, TN; Close Friend, Hilde Gregory of Clarksburg, TN; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 4-8PM and then on Thursday, from 11AM until time of services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 731-986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

Lillie Perrett

Lillie Rockett Carroll Parrott, age 84 of Dresden, TN, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at her home.

She was a member of Lebanon Church of Christ in Dresden, TN.  She was a retired inspector from the Henry I. Siegel Co. in Gleason, TN.  Her hobbies included gardening, tending to her flowers, and working in her yard.

Born March 27, 1933, in Sharon, TN, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Lafayette Rockett and the late Vida Mae McGowan Rockett McWherter.

She is survived by six children, Brenda Miller of Parsons, TN, Regina Vines of Paris, TN, Sheila Daily of Decaturville, TN, Thomas Carroll of Chicago, IL, Ricky (Judy) Carroll of Dresden, TN and Mike Carroll also of Dresden, TN; and three sisters, Carolyn (Jerry) Moubray, Doris (Bobby) Powers, and Norma (Jerry) Redden all of Dresden, TN.

Additional survivors include 25 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 32 great great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by former husbands, Homer Carroll and James Parrott; a sister, Martha Carroll; and three brothers, William Rockett, Jerrell Rockett, and Edward Rockett.

Family members will serve as Pallbearers.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 4 - 7 pm and continue on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 11 am – 1 pm.  Her funeral service will be held Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 1:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery in Dresden, TN.

Mary Jo Vaughn

Funeral services for Mary Jo Vaughn, will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie. Burial is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. Sister LaTrisha Trull will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday 11:00 a.m. until service time.

Ms. Vaughn, 75, died January 6, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital ER. She was a hairdresser and a member of First United Methodist Church. She was born August 9, 1942, to Thomas W. and Cathleen Haddock Bogle. She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters June Ownby, Demetra Steele, Eloise Garner, Mildred Aitken and Novacine Scott and two brothers J.K. (Dude) Bogle and Steve Bogle.

Survivors include her daughter Mikki (Mack) Napier of Huntingdon,TN and Marty Vaughn of Nashville and one sister Glenda Hodges of Gleason,TN.


Keaby Braswell

A memorial service for Keaby Sue Braswell, will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Westwood Pentecostal Church of God, Paris, TN.

Ms. Braswell, 51, died January 2, 2018 at McKenzie Regional Hospital ER. She was a homemaker and a member of Victory Fellowship Church, Paris. She was born May 5, 1966, to Bobby Joe and Mary Inez Scott Rainey. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jeff Rainey.

Survivors include her son Jonathon (Taylor King) Braswell of Martin, brother Scottie (Cindy) Rainey of Henry, sister-in-law Pam Rainey, nieces and nephews Elizabeth Harper, Aaron Harper, Terry Joe(Jennifer) Rainey, Linn (Jason) Gamlin, Lisa (Jason) Rice and Kerry (Shannon) Mills.

Ruth Gamblin

Mrs. Ruth Cole Gamblin, 79, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Sonny Daniel 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 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Gamblin was born in August 24, 1938 in South Carolina to the late Robert Jack and Ella Mae (Robinson) Cole. She worked in Accounts Receivable for Camden Casting and was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Eastern Stars. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Dwayne Gamblin; a sister, Ruby Kizer; two brothers, Ras L. Cole and Parnell Cole; a great grandson, Noah Cole Hurt.

She is survived by two daughters, Sondra Kee (Dennie Wayne) of Vale and Dana McMinn (Jimmy) of Huntingdon. She also leaves five grandchildren, Hannah Hurt (Kevin), Katie Beth Kee, Logan Ledsinger, Eric McMinn, and Ryan McMinn and one great grandson, Hayes Elliot Hurt.

Rickey Taylor

Mr. Rickey Taylor, 51 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 2PM Sunday, January 7, 2018 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Humbles Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 12PM until time of service.

Mary McCauley

Mrs. Mary McCauley, 74 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Monday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Mary Ann Flippin

Mrs. Mary Ann Flippin, 80 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Russ Wilkins will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Flippin was born April 30, 1937 in Cedar Grove, Tennessee to the late Hershel and Jessie (Fry) Spain. She had worked in the Medical Records Department at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Rachel Nichole Page; five sisters, Madilyn Rosel, Gerry Spain, Tennie Spain, Jamie Mason, and Jan Carpenter; one brother, Kenneth Spain.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Paul Flippin and a daughter, Niki Page (John) both of Huntingdon; four step sons, Chris Flippin (Amy) of Henderson, Greg Flippin (Karen) of Medina, Terry Flippin (Debi) of North Carolina, and Jeff Flippin of Church Hill; two brothers, Johnny Spain and Tommy Spain both of Cedar Grove. She also leaves one grandson, Caleb Page (Haley) and two great grandchildren, Paislee and Parker Page.

Dorothy Woodard

Funeral service for Dorothy Dorris Woodard, will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Greater Enon Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Woodard, 84, died December 30, 2017 at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital. She is a retired teacher from Webb School, McKenzie Special School District and a member Johnson Temple CME. She was born April 20, 1933, to James Knox Reynolds and Marion Jones Harris. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Claude Harris, step mother Dorothy Sue Reynolds sisters Deborah Reynolds Patton and Lavania Reynolds and brother John Michael Reynolds.

Survivors include her husband Thomas M. Woodard of McKenzie, two daughters Sarita (Tommy) Oglesby of Palm Springs, CA, Deborah (Ricky) Williams of Indio, CA, son Tory (Dr. Kimberly) Woodard of Hermitage, four sisters Tamaua Kunkel, Zsea Parr, Bonita (Kevin) Hurlich and Garnetta Person, two brothers James (Teresita) Reynolds and Paul (Blanche) Reynolds all of California, two grandchildren Austin (Maria) Oglesby, Aaften (William) Bearman and five great-grandchildren Aaliyah, Mya, Kaya, Evie and Lennox.

Richard Gooch

Mr. Richard Dwayne Gooch, 67, of Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Pastor Mark Carrigan will officiate the service.

Pallbearers who will serve are Frank Hartman, Alan Espey, Albert Stokes, Vince Taylor, Dr. Jerry Atkins and Charles Hodges. Honorary pallbearers will be the rest of the Upper Room Sunday School Class and Jacob Partridge.

The family will receive friends in the Cherry Wood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Mr. Gooch was born September 12, 1950 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Joseph Lee Gooch and Louise (Smith) Gooch. He was a retired OSHA compliance officer with the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He started out teaching in McKenzie for two years, then worked for county mayor Pat Williams for two years before beginning his career with TOSHA. He loved his church having served and chaired several different committees within the church, he was very devoted to theWest Tennessee Emmaus community and also enjoyed playing golf. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Cindy Gooch, October 10, 2004, one brother, Joe A. Gooch and a brother-in-law, Herbert Bruce Giddens.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gaye (Giddens) Gooch, one sister Phyllis Contasti (Hector) of Henderson, Kentucky, two sister in-laws, Kathy Edwards of Trezevant, Carol Finch Gooch of Cincinatti, Ohio, brother and sister in law, Randy and Dana Moffitt of Huntingdon. He also leaves one granddaughter, Megan Gooch of Memphis.

Justin Burlison

Mr. Justin Andrew Burlison, 18, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Carroll County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Russ Wilkins will officiate the service.

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

Mr. Burlison was born January 12, 1999 in Madison County, Tennessee. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntingdon, Tennessee and a 2017 graduate of Huntingdon High School. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Al Burlison and maternal grandparents, Alva and Helen Jones.

He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Terri Burlison; his grandmother, Louise Burlison; a sister, Julie Burlison; two brothers, Jason Burlison and Trevor Burlison and many nieces and nephews all of Huntingdon.

Barry Wilson

Funeral service for Barry G. Wilson, will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Brother Dennis Trull will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, 12:00 p.m. until service time.

Mr. Wilson, 64, died December 30, 2017 at his daughter’s home. He was a Machinist for Republic Builders and a member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church. He was born October 7, 1953 in Dyer, to William Raymond and Catherine Lannom Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Billy Gene Stafford.

Survivors include his daughter Ashley (Patrick) Little of McKenzie and two grandchildren Morgan Little and Reed Little.

James Glenn Morgan

Mr.James Glenn Morgan, 84 years, 11 months and 28 days of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations can be made to one of the following:  Palmer Shelter Methodist Cemetery Fund 1090 Bennett Rd Huntingdon, TN 38344. Clarksburg Ruritan Huntingdon High School Alumni Association.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Palmer Shelter United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Bro. Alex Hilliard will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday 4:00PM to 9:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mr. Morgan was born December 31, 1932 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Elbert Elisha Morgan and Mintie Erin (Forbess) Morgan. He retired from Noranda in 1995, was a Veteran of the Korean War Conflict, a lifetime member of the Palmer Shelter Methodist Church, a 59-year member of Ruritan (Huntingdon and Clarksburg), and a charter member of Huntingdon High School Alumni Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Wanda Joan Pritchard Morgan

He is survived by one daughter, Delano Miller (companion Donald White) of Huntingdon; two sons, Bruce Morgan (wife Gayle) of Jackson and, Steve Morgan (wife Tracye) of Huntingdon. He also leaves six grandchildren, Robbie Miller (wife Jennifer) of Huntingdon, Rhnea Reagan (husband Brad) of Maryville, Trevor Morgan (fiancée Cyndi Trout) of Holladay, Cassidy Belew (husband Cale) of Huntingdon, Randy Miller of Knoxville, and Kyle Morgan of Huntingdon, five great grand children, Brady Morgan of Holladay, Dayton Miller, Brock Miller and Rhett Miller all of Huntingdon ,and Elisha Dallas Reagan of Maryville, and he leaves a host of nieces and nephews as well other family and numerous friends.

Johnny Gordon Hooper

Funeral service for Johnny “Gordon” Hooper, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017 at First Baptist Church Trezevant. Burial will follow at Trezevant Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, December 28, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 11:00 a.m. until service time. All visitation will take place at the church.

Mr. Hooper, 65, died December 26, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He is a self- employed Carpenter and Roofer and was a member of Miston Baptist Church, Miston,TN. He was born January 15, 1952 in Dyersburg to George and Betty Carroll Hooper. He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Amy Kathleen Fleming, son Michael Shane Hooper and two brothers Harlon Hooper and Jeffrey Hooper.

Survivors include his wife Jeanne Anderson Hooper of Trezevant, two daughters Brandi Nicole McDaniel of McLemoresville and Holli Gina ((Dillon) Koonce of Huntingdon and a sister Bonnie ( Danny) Burress of Dyersburg and four grandchildren Madyson Fleming, Mason Fleming, Haliey McDaniel and Owen Koonce.

Leslie Crossett

Mr. Leslie Crossett, 84 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00AM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Tim Parrish officiating.  Burial to follow in the Liberty All Cemetery. 

Mr. Crossett was born on June 13, 1933 in Huntingdon to the late Herbert “Hub” and Lela Sampson Crossett.  He worked maintenance for A.L. Smith and served in the United States Army.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by: Daughter, Pam Bush; Sister, Bonnie Davis; Brothers, Harold, Dwayne, and Bobby Crossett.

He is survived by: loving wife of 61 years, Wanda Pearson Crossett; Daughters, Susan (Greg) Reny of Franklin, TN and Cindi (Brad) Smith of Windsor, CO; Brother, Jerry (Diann) Crossett of Huntingdon, TN; Grandchildren, Hillary Bush (Markus) Carter, Laura Bush, Anna Reny, Adam Reny, Kristen Smith, and Kayla Smith.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4-7:30PM and on Thursday from 9AM until time of services.

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

James Mitchell

Mr. James Wilbern Mitchell, 81 of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 12 Noon in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Bro. Sammy Douglas will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Oak Wood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Mitchell was born June 8, 1936 in Benton County, Tennessee to the late Gilbert and Lucille (Hedge) Mitchell. He was a retired truck driver for the Carroll County Highway Department and served as a deacon for the Humbles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dwight Bullington.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Yvonne Jean (Fowler) Mitchell, three daughters, Anita Carol Bullington of Bruceton, Lisa Gail McGee (Charles Jr.) of Burlison, Kelly Lynn Mitchell of Bruceton, one son, Jeffrey Wilbern Mitchell of Bruceton, and one brother, Donald Mitchell (Mary) of Buena Vista. He also leaves three grandchildren, Dawn Nicole Smith, Casandra Sisco, Christopher Smith, eight great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.


Joyce McDearmon

Funeral service for Mrs. Joyce Ann McDearmon, will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday December 26, 2017 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Burial is at Enon Cemetery, McKenzie,

Mrs. McDearmon, 80, died December 22, 2017 at Christian Care Center. She worked at Wilker Brothers Garment Factory and was a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church. She was born March 24, 1937 in McKenzie,TN to Preston McKennie and Annie Barker Younger. She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister Sue Nell Wilson and a brother Morris McKennie.

Survivors include her husband James Edward McDearmon of McKenzie, a daughter Diane (Mike) Conley of Trezevant, a sister Patty (Ted) Foster of McKenzie, two brothers Buddy McKinney and Wayne McKennie both of McKenzie, four grandchildren Derek (Lauren) Fields, Heather (Jeremy) Stone, Bethany Conley and Kristin Conley and five great-grandchildren.


Linda Fullerton

Ms. Linda Fullerton, 71 of Huntingdon, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be conducted  10AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Brother Randall Woods officiating.

She was born on August 22, 1946 in Haskell, Texas, to the late Virgil Fullerton and Dorothy McAda Stallings.  She was a retired secretary for Farmers Home Administration.

She is survived by: a life partner for 50 years, Donald Hawell of Bruceton, TN; sister, Karen (Richard) Mackey of Courtland, OH; brothers, Stanley (Susan) Fullerton of Batesville, AR, Bruce (Carol) Stallings of Chattanooga, TN, Richard (Debbie) Stallings of McKenzie, TN, and Tee Stallings of McKenzie, TN.

Visitation from 8-9:30AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.

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

Robert Gerald Boyd

Mr. Robert "Bobby" Gerald Boyd, 84, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, at his home. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Humbles Cemetery.  Bro. Doug Sellers will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Boyd was born April 16, 1933, to the late Robert Ivan and Mary Sudie (Abbott) Boyd.  He was retired from the CSX Railroad as a Conductor and attended Holladay Chapel Church of Christ.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ann (Springer) Boyd in 2011, and a grandson, Robert Jeremy Crossett in 2004.

He is survived by two, Deborah Ann Lewis (husband Tim) of Bay Minette, Alabama and Bobbie Jean Bowling (husband David) of Jackson. He also leaves two grandchildren, Jacob Glen Crossett, Brittney Marie Bowling, two great grandsons, Caleb Skyler Crossett and Jace Jeremy Crossett.

Helen Allen Haywood

Mrs. Helen Allen Haywood, 82, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00PM Thursday December 14, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Liberty All Cemetery. Brother Bob White officiating.

She was born to the late Bennie Allen & Effie Little Allen. She was a retired employee of HIS. Preceded in death by: a daughter, Donna Hancock; sister, Vivian McDade; and brother, R.B. Allen.

She is survived by: two grandchildren, Tim Williams of Hollow Rock, Tennessee and Cassie Hancock of Huntingdon, Tennessee; great-grandson, Hunter Williams; two brothers, William Allen of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Floyd Allen of McKenzie, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends on Thursday at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 11:00AM until 1:00PM.

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

Margaret Laster

Margaret P. Laster, age 86 of McKenzie, TN, formerly of Henry County, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at her residence in McKenzie, TN. 

She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in McKenzie.  She formerly managed the Dairy Cup in Routon.  She loved gardening, canning, reading the Bible, and enjoyed growing up on a farm.

Margaret was born November 4, 1931, in Mansfield, TN, to the late Riley Sanders and the late Betty Burnette Sanders.

She was married  to James “Jack” Laster, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1986.

She is survived by two children, Charles David “Blue” (Joanie) Lee of Paris, TN, and Joanie Moody of McKenzie, TN; two stepchildren, Danny (Debbie) Laster of McKenzie, TN, and Gail (Mark) Setterlund of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Hicks; one step son, Ricky Laster; seven sisters, Leara Wright, Ivaleen Smith, Lillian French, Eddie Smith, Iona Sanders, Retha Sanders, and Ruby Sanders; and five brothers, Raymond Sanders, Woodrow Sanders, Dan Sanders, Fred Sanders, and William Sanders.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN where visitation will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, and continue Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The funeral service will be Thursday, December 14, 2017, at 2:00 pm at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Dwight Turner officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Lee, Tim Lee, Mark Lee, Hunter Smith, Clint Daily, and Dominic Daquilla.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Snow, Dillon Davis, Derek Page, Jake Davis and Johnny Moody.

Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie, TN.

Memorials may be made to:  Henry County Relay for Life, PO Box 1505, Paris, TN 38242.

Fred Finus Robertson

Mr. Fred Finus Robertson, 78, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday December 7, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Monday December 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Barren Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Robertson was born December 23, 1938 to the late Jessie James Reed Allen Robertson and Virgie Lee Robertson. Preceded in death by his wife Nora Robertson; son Robin Robertson; sister Christine Gilley.

Mr. Robertson is survived by two daughters Debra Ann Robertson of Warren, Michigan; Linda Jean Robertson of Huntingdon, Tennessee; one brother Aubrey Robertson of Arkansas; three grandchildren Sean David Robertson, Matthew Aaron Scott and Nathan Michael Robertson; two great-grandchildren Maliyah Jade Scott and Matthew Jay Scott.

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

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

Jack Dennis Parker

Memorial funeral services for Jack Dennis Parker, 75, will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12 noon at Enon Baptist Church located on Hwy 79 with Brother George Avery officiating.  It was Mr. Parker’s wish to be cremated.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:00 am until service time.

 Mr. Parker, a retired County Road Supervisor for Carroll County Tennessee, died Monday, December 4, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.  He was born on September 8, 1942 in McLemoresville, Tennessee to Bobby and TL Reynolds Parker. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers Donald Parker, Royce Reynolds, and Douglas Parker. 

Survivors include his wife Glenda Sue Lee Parker of McKenzie, two daughters Magan (Justin) Lease and Penny Burke all of McKenzie, two sons Anthony (Janna) Parker of McKenzie, and Jack Dennis Parker, Jr. of California, two sisters Diane Parker and Donna Jane Parker both of Memphis, a brother Danny Joe Parker of Memphis, five grandchildren Nathan “Catfish” Lease, Daniel Parker, Erin Parker, Tierra Parker, and Stormie Craig. 

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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