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Obituaries for the week of February 18, 2014
2/18/2014 4:27:51 PM



Jimmy Garcia, 55, of Bruceton, Tenn., died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

He was born September 18, 1958 in Belle Meade, Tex., to the late Joe Garcia and Angelita Soto Garcia. He was a welder for Advanced Metal Service, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, and was a retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant. Mr. Garcia was also preceded in death by two stepsons, Timmy Cahill and Terry Cahill.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy McMackin Garcia; a daughter, Sonia Garcia of New York; two stepsons, Michael Cahill of Paris, Tenn., and Rowdy McMackin of Memphis; a sister, Hope Cahill of Tulia, Tex.; four brothers, Tony Garcia of Albuquerque, New Mex., Richard Garcia of Plainview, Tex., Joe Garcia, Jr., of San Marcos, Tex., and Alfonso Garcia of Tulia, Tex.; and eight step-grandchildren.

A service, with military honors, was held February 13 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel, with Military Chaplain Glen Jones officiating. Cremation followed.



Mildred Marie Kelly, 89, of McLemoresville, Tenn., died Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Kelly was born September 7, 1924, to the late Wyle and Ora (Pafford) Holland. She is a member of the McLemoresville Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Earnhardt, a grandson, Stephen Crocker, eight brothers, and two sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Mr. Troy Kelly; three daughters, Joyce (Randall) Crocker of McLemoresville, Gina Smith of Nashville, and Pam (Tony) Hunley, of Clarksburg, Tenn.; one son-in-law, Danny Earnhardt of McLemoresville; five grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 17 at the McLemoresville Baptist Church. Interment followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens. Brother Bruce McCartney and Dr. John Adams officiated the services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Terry Vance Shell, 47, former employee of Replogle Enterprises, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at his residence in Gleason, Tenn.

He was born September 13, 1966 in Huntingdon, Tenn., to Herman Shell and Helen Hudgins Shell.

He is survived by his father, Herman Shell of Gleason, his mother, Helen Shell of McKenzie, Tenn., and a brother, Mike Shell of McKenzie.

Funeral services for Mr. Shell were February 15 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Brother Larry Moore officiating. Burial followed at New Valley Cemetery, Gleason.


Anthony Earl Poole, 57, a steelworker at Republic Builders, died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at his residence in McLemoresville, Tenn.

He was born December 30, 1956 in Clearwater, Flo., to the late Samuel Earl and Rebecca Jane Pace Poole. He served as Local 8915 President, President of Jackson Central Labor Council, Executive VP of Tennessee AFL-CIO, and served on the boards of the West TN Workforce Investment, and Northwest TN Workforce. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Angela Chesser.
He is survived by his wife, Jackie Sutton Poole of McLemoresville, and two sons, Ryan Poole of Columbia, Tenn., and Chris Poole of Trenton, Tenn.

Funeral services were February 15 at the McLemoresville First Methodist Church, with Brother Don Williams officiating. Burial followed at McLemoresville Cemetery.

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William “Bill” Allen Gant, 91, of Clarksburg, Tenn., died Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Gant was born December 13, 1922 in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Alvia and Maggie (Creasy) Gant. He was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, a member of the Concord Missionary Baptist Church and was a United States Air Corp WWII Veteran. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Allen Gant, three sisters, Bernice Barger, Ruth Spurgeon and Ann McClure, and a brother, Robert Gant.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Vonita Gant; one daughter, Charlotte Gant of Salt Lake City, Utah; three sons, Billy Ray Gant of Pocahontas, Ill., Daniel Gant (wife Jackie) and Tim Gant (wife Marion), both of Clarksburg; and one brother, Tom Gant of Athens, Ala. He also leaves fifteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 13 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home, Huntingdon, Tenn. Interment followed in Hampton Cemetery. Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiated the service.



JC Gordon, 93, of Spring Creek, Tenn., died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Gordon was born July 14, 1920 in Wayne County, Tenn., to the late Oscar Gordon and Ada (Turnbo) Gordon. He retired from working as a fireman for the Milan Arsenal in 1998 after 38 years of service and was a veteran, serving in the Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Maryland battleship. He earned his GED in 1985, when he was 65 years old. Mr. Gordon was a Mason at Lodge #191 in Milan, and was a member of Hickory Flat Methodist Church and also attended Cool Springs Presbyterian Church and Lavinia Baptist Church. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Birdie Lee Fortner Gordon, and two brothers, William Clarke and John Clarke.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara Alguire (Bob) of Bartlett, Tenn., and Brenda White (Anthony) of Spring Creek; three sons, Kenny Gordon (Melinda) of Cedar Grove, Tenn., Jeff Gordon (Melissa) of Lexington, Tenn., and Phil Gordon (Jenny) of Cedar Grove; and four sisters, Marcia Wildridge, Sue Smith, Annie Jo Kemp, and Elise Humphrey. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were February 18 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Hickory Flat Cemetery.



Dallas Frank Barnett, 64, of McKenzie, Tenn., died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Henry County Healthcare Center, Paris, Tenn.

He was born May 5, 1949 in Winfield, Kan., to Virgil and Viola Barnett. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator for Shomaker Lumber Co. and also Replogle Enterprises.

He is survived by his fiance Darlene Lee of McKenzie and two sisters, Della Barnett of Ohio and Doradean Barnett of Alabama.

Graveside Services for Mr. Barnett will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at his residence on Field School Road.

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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