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Obituaries - January 21, 2014

Linda Lee Hicks

Obituaries for the week of: January 21, 2014



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Linda Lee Hicks, 64, of Paris, Tenn., died Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She was born February 17, 1949 in McKenzie, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Edward Lee; her husband, Howard Baugh Manley; a son, Howard Baugh Manley, III; her step-mother, Fannie Marie Lee; her step-father, Jack Laster; a stepson, Gary Manley; and a stepbrother, Ricky Laster.

She is survived by her mother, Margaret Sanders Laster of McKenzie; a daughter, Christi Manley Snow of Paris; a sister, Joanie Moody of McKenzie; a brother, Charles David Blue (Joanie) Lee of Paris; a stepdaughter, Margaret (Mike) Gardner; a stepsister, Gail (Mark) Setterlund; a stepbrother, Danny (Debbie) Laster; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Services were January 21 at McEvoy Funeral Home, with Robby Moore officiating. Burial followed at Bevil Cemetery.

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George Franklin Wilkes, 88, of Gleason, Tenn., died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

Mr. Wilkes was born July 30, 1925, in Laverne, Tenn., to the late Jonathon Jackson Wilkes and Etta Trevathan.  He was a machinist and a farmer.  He was also a WWII United States Navy veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church. 

Mr. Wilkes is survived by his wife, Robbie McPeak Wilkes of Gleason; three sons, Danny (Betty) Page of Orlando, Flo., George (Lynn) Wilkes, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and John (Amy) Wilkes of Gleason; two daughters, Angela (Glenn) Robertson of Valparaiso, Ind., and Janine (Shannon) Dunlap of Jackson; one sister, Patty Jane Renfrow of Louisville, Ky.; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Wilkes were January 17 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason.  Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.  Steve Boone officiated the services.




Don Eric Davis, 50, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

Mr. Davis was born September 12, 1963 in Oak Park, Ill., to the late Edward L. Davis and Jane (Eskew) Callison. He was a self-employed handyman and had served in the United States Army.

He is survived by three brothers, Dalton Davis of Huntingdon, Danny Davis of Benton, Ky., and Troy Davis of Huntingdon, and his stepfather, Robert Callison of Hollow Rock, Tenn. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life visitation was held January 16 at Chase Funeral Home.




Marshall Powers, 58,  of Paris, Tenn., died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at his residence.

He was born February 18, 1955, in Atwood, Tenn. Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Jean McKee Powers.

He is survived by his father, Margle Powers of Atwood; his wife, Tammy Summers Powers; three daughters, Marcie (Ben) Burkhart and Mandie (Tony) Schaefer, both of Paris, and Marquita (Darren) Robertson of Como, Tenn.; three sons, Maurice (Veronica) Powers of Illinois, Shane Balaski of Buchanan, Tenn., and Cameron Young of Paris; a sister, Brenda (Darrell) Pollock of Dresden, Tenn.; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services were January 18 at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, with Darrell Pollock officiating.


1932 - 2014

L. Faye Annie Kelly, 81, of Yuma, Tenn., died Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
Mrs. Kelly was born December 30, 1932 in Clarksburg, Tenn., to the late Lenzie Leon and Ollie Mae (Douglas) Breeden. She was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and worked as a supervisor at Sunshine Fashion in Memphis until returning to Yuma in 1978.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Claude L. Kelly; one son, Timothy Kelly, and one daughter, Sherry Lewis (husband Frank), both of Yuma; two brothers, Harold Breeden of Cedar Grove, Tenn., and Ronnie Breeden of Yuma. She also leaves four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were  January 19 at the Yuma Baptist Church. Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Michael Butler and Bro. John Small officiated the service.




Luther Ray Wade, 83, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Hollow Rock, Tenn., died Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born January 29, 1930 in Craighead County, Ark., to the late Samuel Francis Wade and Charlcie Ruth Wallace Wade. He served in the U.S. Army and was a barber and a truck driver for Roadway. Mr. Wade was also preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Wade, and two sisters, Fay Sims and Annie Ward Headley.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna (Gary) Orvis of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Patricia Wade of Burton, Mich.; a son, Larry (Penny) Wade of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Henry Wade of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A private service was held January 20, with Joel Edwards officiating. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. A memorial service will be held in the spring.




Harweda Molly Hollingsworth, 82, died Monday, January 13, 2014 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntingdon, Tenn.

He was born on March 19, 1931 in Benton County, Tenn., to the late Turner Lee Hollingsworth and Virgie Rowland Hollingsworth. He was a retired supervisor for Consolidated Aluminum, a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church, and a sergeant in the Tennessee National Guard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Greta Luther Hollingsworth, a sister, Martha Jean Hollingsworth, and three brothers, James, J.T. and Ganius Hollingsworth.

He is survived by two daughters, Amy Hollingsworth Davenport and Ella Jean Hollingsworth Boyd, both of Huntingdon; two sisters, Pam Taylor of Knoxville, Tenn. and Jo Ann Mitchell of St. Louis, Mo.; and a brother, Bobby Hollingsworth of Cleveland, Tenn.

Funeral services for Mr. Hollingsworth were January 17 in the Chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home, with Bro. Terry Bradshaw officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock, Tenn.




Walter Raymond Barber, 87, of Dresden, Tenn., died Friday, January 17, 2014, at his residence. 

He was born December 23, 1926, in Martin, to the late Clarence F. Barber and Susan Shelton.  Mr. Barber was a retired plant manager at Boral Bricks and was an Army Sergeant in WWII. 

Mr. Barber is survived by his wife, Jane Parks Barber of Dresden; one son, Jack Barber of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Kim Knoll of LaGrange, Geo.; and one brother, James Barber of Marion, Ohio.

Funeral services for Mr. Barber were January 20 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason.  Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery.  Dale Mathis officiated the services.




James Smith, 52, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Smith was born August 25, 1961 in Brewton, Ala. He was self-employed as a carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Smith, and father, Lloyd Pinkey Smith.
He is survived by five daughters, Hope Franklin (husband Vance) of Bartow, Flo., Faith Gushlaw (husband Tony) of Chipley, Flo., Ashley Smith, Lori Balentine and Ryan Balentine, all of Huntingdon; three sons, Jimmy Smith (wife Sabrina), Jeffery Smith and Josh Balentine, all of Huntingdon; his mother, Annie Mae Smith of Bonifay, Flo.; three sisters, Lois Mathis (husband Larry), Virginia Smith (husband Danny), and Jo Ann McCullough; two brothers, Frankie Smith and Allen Smith, both of Caryville, Flo. He also leaves nineteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.




Edward Lee Cary, 89, of Hollow Rock, Tenn., died Monday, January 13, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on October 14, 1924 in Westport, Tenn., to the late Ether Lee Cary and Tessie Marie Hollowell Cary. He was a retired carman for CSX Railroad, a Town of Hollow Rock alderman, and an assistant at Bruceton Funeral Home. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nomel Cary, a granddaughter, Selena DeVault, a grandson Jeremy DeVault, and two brothers, Vince Cary and Bruce Cary.

Mr. Cary is survived by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Beth DeVault of Hollow Rock and Pamela Elaine Pam (Mike) Gallimore of Bruceton, Tenn.; two sons, Edward Steven (Patti) Cary of Hollow Rock and Mark Stacy Cary of Humboldt, Tenn.; a brother, William Earl Cary of Huntingdon; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, January 16 in the chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home, with Bros. Joey Simmons and James Daniel officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.


Marjorie A. Matlock, 78, a clerk, homemaker and member of McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church, died January 19, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 22, 1935, in Memphis to the late Letha Ira and Margaret T. Kalafut Sherwood.

She is survived by her husband Clifford B. Matlock of McKenzie; one son, Steven Matlock of McKenzie; two sisters, Peggy Diane (James) Wilson of Henry, Tenn., Carol Jean (Dave) Tindell of Orting, WA; two brothers, James Larry (Kim) Sherwood of Union City, TN and Robert Ira Sherwood of Amarillo, TX; one granddaughter, Jennifer Perkins and two great-grandsons, Jason Wafford and Joshua Wafford.

Funeral Services for  Mrs. Matlock will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Reverend Tony Janner officiating. Burial will follow at Mt Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and visitation on Thursday will begin at 1:00 p.m. until service time.

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