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Obituaries for the week of: February 4, 2014
2/6/2014 11:25:14 AM



Born June 9, 1947, to Bonnie Cooper Haddock and Leroy Haddock, Sr., Ethel passed on to be with her personal Savior Jesus Christ January 20, 2014. A loving mom to Michael and Jeffrey, a doting grandmother to Loryn and Addisyn, and a devoted wife to former husband Bob, Ethel grew up in Northwest Tennessee with her siblings Gloria, Leroy & Joe, after having been born in Ogden, Utah where her dad was stationed in the military.

Following the lead of her Uncle R.J. who was a Baptist minister, Ethel graduated from the University of Tennessee and proceeded to earn two Masters Degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. After Seminary, she moved to Houston to work as Assistant Director at the Fletcher Street Mission Center under the direction of Mildred McWhorter, where she met her future husband Bob on a blind date.

After being married on December 21, 1974, Ethel worked for the Food Stamp Office, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, managed her husband's CPA and Law Offices, worked as a Youth Counselor and capped her career as an 11th Grade English Teacher at Lamar High School, and as an elected Trustee for Cy-Fair ISD.

In retirement, the last years of Ethel's life were filled by the joy of her grandchildren. She traveled with her son Michael to the 2012 GOP National Convention in Florida and made a final visit to the Disneyworld Resort where she recalled many wonderful trips she had taken there with her family over the years.

During her final months of life she made a new friend in her caretaker Dolores who stayed with her during the day while her son Michael was at work. After her stroke in 2012, Ethel told her son Michael that he was her best friend and during her final years and months of life, he did his best to reflect that same love and admiration back to his mom by being her constant companion.

To be remembered as a living legacy, in addition to her sons, granddaughters and her sister & brother, are her friends and former coworkers such as Gwen Houston, Carol O'Neil, and Susan Sollinger, devoted nurses such as Della from Kindred Hospital, and countless young people that she influenced throughout her career in education and public service.
Paid obit.


Bobby Wayne Bouldin, 59, a moving supervisor for Hills Brothers Moving Company, died January 28, 2014 at McNairy County Regional Hospital, Selmer, Tenn.

He was born, June 18, 1954 in McKenzie, Tenn., to James L Bouldin and Jean Britton Ervin. He was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Bouldin, and his step-mother, Geraldine Bouldin.

He is survived by his parents, both of McKenzie; two daughters, Brandi Moss and Bobbie Verbist; two sons, Brandon Bouldin Rushing and Chris Bouldin Simpson; three sisters, Barbara Bannister, Teresa Wilson, and Brenda Franklin; one brother, Ray Bouldin; and caring friend Donna Hart.

Funeral Services for Mr. Bouldin were February 1 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home.


Billy J. Brandon, 70, died January 27, 2014 at St. Louis University in St. Louis, Mo.

He was born March 1, 1943 in Huntington, Tenn., to the late Tucker and Floy (Wimberley) Brandon. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was general manager of the Double Nickel, had owned Country Nights and been general manager of Ramada Inn, and currently owned and operated Brandon Lawn Services in Sikeston, Mo. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Sue Spellings.
He is survived by his wife, Elva (Deal) Brandon of Sikeston; three sons, Jeff Brandon and Billy Wayne Brandon, both of St. Louis, and Justin Colby Brandon of Morley, Mo.; three daughters, Deanna Rueve of St. Louis, Kathy McFall of Tampa, Flo., and Ann Barksdale of McKenzie, Tenn.; three stepsons, Robert Lall, Richard Lall and William Lall, all of St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Regina Leonard of St. Louis; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were January 30 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home in McKenzie. Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with full military rites.


Dorothy N. Chandler, 72, a business owner of the former City Café and Chandler’s Nursery and also a factory worker, died January 28, 2014 at Jackson Regional Hospital, Jackson,Tenn.

She was born March 21, 1941 to the late Lowell Fowler and Viva P. Anderson Harrison. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Chandler; one sister, Ernestine Bunyard, and two brothers, Alvis Fowler and Leon Fowler.
She is survived by two daughters, Lisa (Steve) Oatsvall of McKenzie, Tenn., Stacey Chandler and her husband Khris Carter of Smyrna, Tenn.; one son, Randy Chandler of McKenzie; one sister, Linda Garner of McKenzie; two brothers, Vernice Fowler of Sturgeon, Mo. and Billie Fowler of Hermitage, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Chandler were January 31 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Brother Ray Forrest officiating. Burial followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens, McKenzie.


Hazel McLean, 95, of Westport, Tenn. died Friday January 31, 2014, at Methodist North Hospital.

Mrs. McLean was born March 15, 1918, to the late Johnny and Cattie Mitchell Nale. She was a member of the Quito Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dicky McLean.

She is survived by three daughters, Janice Harkness of Millington, Tenn., Jeanette (Thomas) Miller of Westport, and Hazel LaDonna McLean, of Arlington, Tenn.; five sons, Randall (Betty) McLean of Camden, Tenn., Darnell (Annie Ruth) McLean of Millington, James Vernon (Lin) McLean of Knoxville, Tenn., Michael (Carrie) McLean of Westport, and Lathan (Carolyn) McLean of Bruceton, Tenn.; two sisters, Louise Pruett of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Wanda Jones of Tiptonville, Tenn.; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 3 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in Jamison Cemetery. Brother Johnny Boyd officiated the services.


Sam Curtis Barger, 96, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Barger was born September 26, 1917 in Carroll County, Tenn., to the late Curtis & Ota Bell (Williams) Barger. He was the founder of Barger Construction Company and a member of the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Mr. Barger served as the Chairman of the Election Commission in Carroll County, and he was a member of the Huntingdon Masonic Lodge#106. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jamie Newsome Barger, one daughter, Judy Reeder, and two brothers, Dwayne Barger and William A. ”Billy” Barger.

He is survived by one son, Williams C. “Buster” Barger (wife Clay) of Huntingdon. He also leaves six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 4 at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Dr. Jerry Jeffords and Dr. Bill Bailey officiated the service.


Kathy Jane Patterson, 56, Church Secretary for the First United Methodist Church, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1957 in McKenzie, Tenn., to the late James Henry Gregg and Ernestine Gregg Branon.

She is survived by her husband of thirty four years, Jimmy L. Patterson; her daughter, Brandy Denise Love, and her step-daughter, Robin Peoples; two sisters, Linda (Keith) Coleman and Barbara (Sputt) Garnet; one brother, Kenneth (Connie) Gregg; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service for Mrs. Patterson will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2014

at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home.

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