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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

 


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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