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Obituaries for McKenzie, Carroll County and the Region

From News Director Nicki Cronkright

Obituaries

2017

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


Mishell Shear

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

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

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

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

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

Joyce Newbill

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

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

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

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

Mary Johnson

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

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

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

Gloria Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Hooton

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

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

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

Jesse Bucy Jr.

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

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

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

Mark Hedge

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

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

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

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

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

John H. James

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

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

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

Charles Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

Mary Lou Christian

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

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

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

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

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

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

Billie W. Beal

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

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

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

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

Martha Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garvin Scruggs

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

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

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

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

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


Johnny Burcham

A memorial service for Johnny B. Burcham will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Burcham, 67, retired mussel diver and timber cutter, died Saturday May 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 23, 1950 in Perry Co., TN to Marvin Odell and Mary Louis Woods Burcham. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Charlene Clark Burcham of McKenzie, two daughters Lisa (Jerry) Beachum of Union City, and Tina (Alan) Lanoie of Bardstown, KY, six sisters Shirley Hendrix of Linden, Dora Winsett of Gleason, Linda (Vernon) Parish of Parson, Naomi Burcham, Mary Burcham and Lily Burcham all of McKenzie, three brothers Thomas Burcham of McKenzie, Jerry (Charlotte) Burcham of McKenzie and Jimmy Burcham of Puryear and three grandchildren.

Jimmie Groom

Mr. Jimmie Groom, age 74 of Madison, Alabama, formerly of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Joe Abbott officiating. Burial to follow in the Marlboro Cemetery.

Mr. Groom was born on January 6, 1943 in Hollow Rock to the late Elijah and Louisa Pauline Sills Groom. He was retired from the automotive industry as a Tool Engineer.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11AM until time of services.

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

Margaret Cooper

Mrs. Margaret “Marty” Elaine Cooper, 61, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Long Rock Cemetery. Bro. Kerry Mallard will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Cooper was born August 3, 1955 in Carroll County, Tennessee. She was a homemaker and attended Twin Oaks Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy (Byars) Lopez and a sister, Diane Welch.

She is survived by two daughters, Mitzie Eckenrode of Paris and Karla Sanders of Columbia; two sisters, Lori Caruthers of Columbia and Regina Jackson of Selmer; a brother in law, Donald Welch of Huntingdon and a sister in law, Carmen Taylor of Paris. She also leaves one granddaughter, Megan Eckenrode, one great granddaughter, Ayreonna Lawrence and a nephew, Michael Welch.

Ava Haddock

Mrs. Ava Nelle Haddock, 88 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Jamison Cemetery. Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiate the service.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday at the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. Haddock was born December 4, 1928 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Sam and Eura (King) Smith. She was a Retired Seamstress for Publix Shirt Company, a member of the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church and the Helping Hands Organization. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, J.T. Williams, second husband, Claude Haddock, three sisters, and three brothers.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah Bendel of Bruceton; two sons, Dennis Williams (Lori) and Mark Williams (Cindy) both of Huntingdon; one step son, Byron Haddock of Nashville. She also leaves nine grandchildren, Pam Kelley, Cayce Brinkley (Daniel), Lindsey McIver (Trey), Melissa Hightower, Ricky Hightower, Larry Bendel (Pam), Carolyn Bendel, Carrie Bendel, and Cameron Haddock, twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.


Patsy Hodge

Mrs. Patsy Jane Hodge 74, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Friday April 28. 2017 at Oak Manor in McKenzie, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00PM Monday May 1, 2017 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Farmville Cemetery in Yuma, Tennessee. Brother Randall Woods will officiate.

She was born in Carroll County to the late Marshall King and Mrytle Haywood King. She was preceded in death by her husband Huey Hodge and one daughter Sharon Croft.

She is survived by one son Steven Huey Hodge of Texas; one sister Sue Prince of McKenzie, Tennessee; two grandchildren Christopher Hodge and Kristen Croft.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM till time of service at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.

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

Martha Burke

A funeral service for Martha Carol Burke is Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Ronnie McClure will officiate. Visitation is Monday, April 24, 2017 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. and visitation on Tuesday will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

Ms. Burke, 65, retired from Wilker Brothers and was also a sitter for the elderly, died Saturday April 22, 2017 at her residence. She is a member of The Assembly of God church. She was born June 1, 1951 in McKenzie to James and Nannie Mae Tegethoff Burke. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two brothers Thomas Burke of Huntingdon and Larry (Marilyn) Burke of McKenzie and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Neil McMackins

Mrs. Mary Nell McMackins, 79, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Life Care Center of Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Steve Davis will officiate the service. The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room on Monday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Mrs. McMackins was born September 16, 1936 in Zach, TN the daughter of the late William Elliott and Floy (Patterson) Hurt. She was retired from the Cafeteria at Central High School and a member of Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by Four Brothers and One Sister.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gene Robert McMackins; a son, Russell McMackins of Chesapeake, Virginia; daughters, Amy Jo Hollingsworth of Medina, Sherrie Jean Finnan (Dave) of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Bonnie Gayle Hilliard (Bruce) of Bruceton, Kathy Dunham of Huntingdon and a step daughter, Teresa McMackins of McKenzie; Ten grandchildren, Charly, John, Danny, Katie, Aaron, Brandon, Michael, Brandee, Shane and Jessica; and five great grandchildren.

Evalyn H. “Evie” Fitzsimmons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The body is to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

William David Noles

Mr. William David Noles, 81, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Life Care Center of Bruceton.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in McAuley Cemetery. Bro. Johnny Boyd will officiate the service.

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

Mr. Noles was born June 26, 1935 in Buena Vista, Tennessee to the late James Wiley and Opal (Cole) Noles. He was retired from Chem Metals and had served in the National Guard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Faye Noles; a son, Michael David Noles; a sister, Mary Ruth Williams; two brothers, Frank Noles and Jack Noles.

He is survived by one brother, Howard Noles of Buena Vista; one sister, Peggy Hinson (Edward) of Hermitage. He also leaves one niece, Cathy Tasharski; seven nephews, Roger Lee Noles, Anthony Noles, Randall Noles, Aaron Williams, Jack Williams, Gary Williams, and Jeffery Hinson.

Ivy Leon Purvis

A funeral service for Ivy Leon Purvis is Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Gleason, TN. Brother Jim Pinnell will officiate. Visitation is Tuesday,  April 18, 2017 12:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m. Interment is at Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Gleason, TN.

Mr. Purvis, 86, a retired grocery manager, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at McKenzie Health Care Center. He is a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Gleason.  He was born October 16, 1930 in Trezevant,TN to Barnie and Susie Brown Purvis. He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Gay Castleman Purvis, two sisters Imogene Woodall and Mildred Smith, four brothers Billy Purvis, Jimmy Purvis, Glynn Purvis and Lloyd Purvis and step-grandson Branon Sneed.

Survivors include his wife Carolyn Blackburn Purvis of McKenzie, one son Keith (Vickie) Purvis of Germantown, step-son Rick (Melissa) Hutton of Rolla, MO, two step-daughters Kim (Bill) Lehman of St Claire, MO, Shari Hutton (Mike Furois) of Phoneix, AZ, four grandchildren Austin ( Allison) Purvis, Lindsey Purvis, Monica Terry, Sheena Tegethoff and two step grandchildren Madison Hutton and Blake Hutton.


Shirley Rummage

Mrs. Shirley Rummage 64, of Atwood, Tennessee passed away Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Milan General Hospital in Milan, Tennessee.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 pm Tuesday April 18, 2017 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral. Interment will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Scott Bloodworth will officiate.

She was born September 18, 1952 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Hollis Sutton and Vera Bedwell Futrell. She was preceded in death by her husband James Donald Rummage; two brothers Gordon and David Sutton.

She is survived by one daughter Vicky (Ed) Landers of Milan, Tennessee; one son Wayne (Susanne) Rummage of Regensburg Germany; her mother Vera (step father Bob) Futrell of Hollow Rock, Tennessee; four grandchildren Jacob and Jessie Landers; and Christopher and Benjamin Rummage.

The family will receive friends on Monday April 17, 2017 from 5:00pm till 9:00pm at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Tuesday from 10:00am till time of service.

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


Bertha Hart Barlow

A funeral service for Bertha Hart Barlow is Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Bryan Oakes will officiate. Visitation is Monday, April 17, 2017 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment is at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Henry, TN.

Mrs. Barlow, 80, a retired factory worker, and janitorial worker for McKenzie Elementary School, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her residence. She is a member of Freedom Independence Full Gospel Church.  

She was born December 5, 1936 in Scott County, KY to General and Mary Miller Slaven. She was preceded in death by her husband’s AG Hart and Billy Barlow, daughter Nena Hart, son John Slaven, sister Viola Mae Ledbeter and brother Harlon Slaven.

Survivors include her daughters Janice Simons of Bay City, Michigan, Mary Ann (Roger) Harper of Dyer, Connie ( Michael) Key of McKenzie and Mary Elizabeth (Bryan) Oakes of Huntingdon, sons Billy W. ( Mary) Barlow of McKenzie, Andrew (Dee) Hart of Martin, Albert Barlow of Paris, Marion Ray Hart of McKenzie and Jerry Barlow of Springville, brothers Leamon ( Ruby) Slaven of Florida and Rudy (Mary) Slaven of Jamestown, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Michael Lee Browning

Mr. Michael Lee Browning, 57, of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery with Bro. Terry Bradshaw officiating the service.

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

Mr. Browning was born August 13, 1959 in Trezevant, Tennessee to Betty Keymon Browning and the late Bobby Browning. He was a truck driver and the chief for the Carroll County Fire Department District 5.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years; Shelia (Blankenship) Browning, his mother, Betty Browning of Huntingdon, three sons, Brent Martin (wife Kelly) of Cedar Grove, Matt Browning (wife Gabby) of Milan, Michael Browning Jr. of Huntingdon, one sister, Jeanette Hedge of the Leach Community. He also leaves four grandchildren, Kacey Martin, Alyza Martin, Brantley Browning (AKA John Henry), Colton Lee Browning.


Luicille White

Mrs. Lucille White, 89, of Huntingdon passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Lakeside Senior Living in McKenzie.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Long Rock Cemetery. Bro. Mike Bowers will officiate the service.

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

Mrs. White was born November 3, 1927 in the Big Buck Community, Tennessee to the late Lee Roy and Myrtle (Patterson) Forrest. She retired from Publix Shirt Factory as a seamstress and also had worked part-time at the Huntingdon School Cafeteria.

She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior in October of 1954 and taught children Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church for many years. At the surrendering of Jesus’ call, she was one of the original members of the mission work to establish Eastview Baptist Church and was active at Eastview Baptist Church until she was unable to attend due to her health. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jamie Eugene White; two brothers, Homer Forrest and Hulon Forrest

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Williams (husband David); one son, Phillip White (wife Charlotte) both of Huntingdon; one brother, Elvis Ray Forrest of Big Buck. She also leaves five grandchildren, Denise Baumgartner (Wes), Arley Williams (Aaron), Kevin Simmons (Lisa), Justin White, and Nena Stebbins (David), and eight great grandchildren, Alyssa Simmons, Madison Simmons, Clinton Simmons, Olivia Stebbins, Sawyer Stebbins, Applee Baumgartner, Vivian Baumgartner, and Jessie Baumgartner.

William Jeffery Perritt

A memorial service for William Jeffrey Perritt is Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church McKenzie.  Brother Dennis Trull will officiate. Visitation is at the church April 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Perritt, 54, a carpenter, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital.  He was born May 22, 1962, in McKenzie to William Mebane Perritt and Peggy Joyce Reaves Perritt Coleman. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his daughter Jennifer Perritt of Pasadena, TX, mother Peggy (Dennis) Coleman of McKenzie, sister Sherry (Joey) McGee of Huntingdon, special friend Nicki Berryhill of McKenzie and a grandchild Micah.

Larry Thomason

E. Larry Thomason, 76 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.

Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00PM at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Brother Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial will follow in the Liberty All Cemetery.

Larry was born April 26, 1940 in Jackson, Tennessee to the late Ernest and Mamie Lee Thomason. He graduated from Beech Bluff High School and attended Union University where he majored in music and minored in opera. Larry spent a lifetime sharing his love of music, singing and playing the piano. His passion was Southern Gospel music. He sang with several groups over the years, most recently with The Jubilaires and The Victory Quartet.

Larry retired from sales with Norandal USA, Inc. After retirement, he ran an appliance repair, sales, and service business. He was known as the praying repairman. He was a member of Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church and well known in the community for always being willing to help those in need.

He is survived by: his Wife of 24 years, Donna of Huntingdon; Sons, Steve (Mary)Thomason of Jackson, TN, Tyler Thomason of Hunting don, Chad (Cassie) Wood of Huntingdon; Daughter, Stacey (Gary) Azbill of Lexington, TN; Brother, Billy (Nita) Thomason of Baldwin, MS; Grandchildren, Tiffany Gooch, Corey Thomason, Libby Azbill, Cade Wood, Colt Wood, and Collyns Wood; and 2 Great-Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Fielding, and a son, Tommy Wood.

Pallbearers to serve will be: Corey Thomason, Dennis Thomason, Tommy Rogers, Cade Wood, Javin Gooch, Harold Webb, and Jesse Alexander.

The family will receive friends at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home on Saturday April 8, 2017 from 2-8PM and then on Sunday at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 9-11:30AM and then from 1PM until time of services at 3PM at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church.

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


Francis "Bud" Yeadicke

Former Henry Countian, Francis “Bud” Yeadicke, age 92, of McKenzie, TN, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Paris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN.

Bud retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Morton, IL, after 30 years of service.  A veteran of the United States Navy, he was a lifetime  member of the Lincoln, IL VFW Post, and a member of the American Legion Post 89 at Paris Landing.  He attended Bethany Baptist Church.

Bud was born March 30, 1925, in Plankinton, SD, to the late John Walter Yeadicke and the late Iva Mae Tucker Yeadicke.

He was married November 8, 1947, to Leona Alberta Long Yeadicke, who preceded him in death on November 25, 2008.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Terry) Smith of Scottsdale, AZ, and Myrtle (Marty) Pintar of Secor, IL; two sisters, Ora “Betty” Lynch of Peoria, IL, and Mildred Lamprecht of Peoria, IL; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Brasfield; one sister, M. “Lauraine” Love; one brother, John Clifford Yeadicke; and one grandchild, Bradley Wolstenholm.

Arrangements are be handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  The body is to be cremated.  A memorial service will be held Monday April 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Baptist Church with Bro. Johnny Farmer officiating

Burial will be in Bevil Cemetery.

Robert Summers

Mr. Robert “Bob” Summers, 80 of Huntingdon, formerly of Holladay, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Holladay Church of Christ. Bro. Stan Brantley will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Nance Cemetery in Alamo, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends at the Holladay Church of Christ on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Summers was born October 20, 1936 in Bells, Tennessee, to the late Leolan and Bertha (Kinkade) Summers. He worked at Conalco until they closed, retired from the Holladay Post Office, in 2002, where he was a rural mail carrier for 15 years, served in the Army going overseas to Taiwan, and a member of the Holladay Church of Christ where he served as an Elder. He loved farming, water skiing, camping and coin collecting. He was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Spence Allen, three brothers, Marvin Summers, Adron Summers, Douglas Summers, two sisters, Judy S. Wisdom, and Audrey Mae Summers.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanne Summers, five children, Terri Millner of Memphis, Robin Belew (Husband Tracy) of Huntingdon, Robert Summers of Yoakum, Texas, Kathy Harris of Holladay, Tim Allen (wife Amanda) of Gallatin and his best friend, Moe. He also leaves eleven grandchildren, Morgan, Abigail, Hannah, Kaitlin, Marisa, Noah, Benjamin (wife Ashley), Issac, Alexander, Katherine, Emily and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Mason and Cayden.


 

 


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