Ruth Gwendolyn Cozart, 93, factory
worker and member of McKenzie Church of Christ, died Thursday, March
13, 2014 at McKenzie Health Care Center.
She was born February 6, 1921 in
McKenzie, Tenn., to the late William and Mary Jane Reynolds Horn. She
was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Reynolds and Covie
May, and four brothers, Marvin Horn, Robert Horn, Bernard Horn and
She is survived by her son, James
Ronnie Cozart of Brighton, Tenn., four grandchildren and three
A Graveside Service for Ms. Cozart was
March 17 at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Myrtle Dellinger Sawyer, 87, of
Metropolis, Ill., was called home Sunday, March 16, 2014, at
Metropolis Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Metropolis.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11am at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in
Metropolis with burial to follow at the New Valley Methodist Church
in Gleason, Tenn.
Mrs. Sawyer, originally of Gleason, was
born on December 28, 1926.
Her husband, and high school
sweetheart, Ben Sawyer, also formerly of Gleason, preceded her in
death. The couple was married for nearly 65 years (wed on January 23,
1948). They were proud members of Powers United Methodist Church.
Myrtle taught Sunday School for many years and volunteered for COPE.
Mrs. Sawyer is survived by two
children, Cynthia Sawyer Howard of Kirksey, Ky., and Don E. Sawyer
and wife, Marna, of Metropolis; five grandchildren, Dr. Robert Sawyer
Howard and wife, Mallory, of Kirksey, Mary Kay Howard Bowden and
husband, Brandt, of Houston, Tex., Kimberly Howard Willson and
husband, Drew, of Memphis, Marlie Sawyer Motta and husband, David, of
Celebration, Flo., and Vance Edward Sawyer of Bloomington, Ill.; five
great grandchildren, Russell, Annabelle and Blye Bowden and Mary,
Drew and Sanders Willson; two nieces, Teresa Dellinger Jullian and
husband Eddy, of Lexington, Ky. and Nancy Dellinger Simmons and
husband Tommy, of Martin, Tenn.
Besides her husband, she was preceded
in death are her parents, J.D. and Lena Dellinger, and brothers Don,
Virgil and Marvin Dellinger.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday,
March 18, 2014 from 6-8pm at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in
Memorials may be made to the Massac
County High School Athletic Department, 2841 Old Marion Road
Metropolis, IL 62960; Powers United Methodist Church, 3210 IL 145
Road Metropolis, IL 62960; or New Valley United Methodist Church
Cemetery, PO Box 172 Gleason, TN 38229.
Online Condolences may be left at
Merline Todd Tubbs, of Milan, Tenn.,
also known as “Nanny” by her loved ones, 93, passed away March
12, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Milan.
Born September 13, 1920 in Yuma, Tenn.,
Merline was the oldest of nine children. For most of Merline’s
life, she was a hair dresser, and a very good one at that. When she
wasn’t styling hair at her beauty shop behind her home in Humboldt,
she was most likely outside in her immaculate yard, which included
dozens of plants, flowers and even a concrete fish pond in the
middle. Whether it was gardening vegetables, growing flowers or
feeding and watching birds, Merline absolutely loved everything about
Merline was also an amazing chef.
Everybody looked forward to nights when she would cook because she
always made everything from scratch.
More than anything, Merline loved her
family. She was such a kind-hearted person whom everybody loved and
cherished. Nanny rarely missed out on social events for her
great-grandchildren, attending sporting events, graduations, school
productions and birthday parties whenever she got the chance. Merline
was such a genuinely sweet person and she will be missed dearly.
Services for Merline were March 16 at
Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Farmville Cemetery near Yuma. She
was a member of Milan First United Methodist Church and the Wesley
Sunday school class. Ms. Tubbs leaves a son, Larry Vernon Tubbs of
Memphis; a daughter, Myra Johnson and husband Johnny of Milan; three
brothers, Robert Todd of Huntingdon, Tenn., Hulon Todd of Nashville
and Jimmy Todd of Greer, SC; two sisters, Jean Walker of Huntingdon
and Linda Burcham of Bruceton, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Julieanne
Johnson Hart and husband Larry of Milan and three
great-granddaughters, Jordan Parkins of Nashville, Rachel Beth Hart
and Allison Hart, both of Milan. She was preceded in death by two
daughters, Jane Tubbs Dunn and Mary Lou Tubbs; three brothers, Lois
Todd, Edwin Todd and Bug Todd; a sister, Ava Smothers and a
granddaughter, Kim Johnson. Memorials may be directed to the First
United Methodist Church, Milan, or a charity of the donors choice.
NICKY JOE STAFFORD
Nicky Joe Stafford, 72, owner of Nicky
Joe Stafford Real Estate & Auction Co., and member of First
United Methodist Church, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his
He was born February 24, 1942 in
McKenzie, Tenn., to the late Thelon Brown and Atrice Purvis
He is survived by his wife, Diane
Stoner Stafford of McKenzie; daughter, Sandi (Spiros) Roditis of
McKenzie; son, Micky (Julie) Stafford of McKenzie; brother, Ricky
Gene Stafford of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and three
A Memorial Service for Mr. Stafford was
March 16 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral
Victoria “Vickie” Rene’ Parker,
47, of McKenzie, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
She was born on November 14, 1967 in
Huntingdon, Tenn., to Johnny Junior and Mary Jane Hutcheson Parker.
She was a member of Greenfield House of Prayer in Greenfield, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her fathers, Johnny Junior Parker and
Lyndell Hearn, and a brother, Vince “Bubba” Parker.
include two sons, Joshua Hearn and Dolan Adams, both of McKenzie, her
mother and step father Mary Jane and Bob Hutchins, four sisters,
Tammy Goodrum of McKenzie, Lynette Tsiamas and Angel Hearn, both of
Chicago, and Tonya Welch of Dalton, Ga., and four grandchildren.
Services for Ms. Parker were March 18
at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Brothers Jimmy Ricketts and
Bob Hutchins officiating. Interment followed at Caledonia Cemetery.
Moody, 80, of Jackson, Tenn., died Monday, March 10, 2014 at
Maplewood Health Care in Jackson.
Mr. Moody was born December 11,
1933 in Carroll County, Tenn., to the late Rosser C. and Effie Lena
(Rainey) Moody. He was a retired sales manager for the Utilcor
Company and served in the United States Navy and National Guard. He
was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard
survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Moody; one daughter, Julie
Ann Moody of Jackson; one son, Norman Moody (wife Carolyn) of
Memphis; two sisters, Marjorie Noles (husband Milburn) of Huntingdon,
Tenn., Dianne Gay (husband Tommy) of Little Rock, Ark., one brother,
Moody (wife Mary) of Huntingdon. He also leaves three
Funeral services were March 13 in the
Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in New Hope
Cemetery. Rev. Alex Hilliard officiated the service.
ELIZABETH ANN WEBB
Elizabeth Ann Webb, 83, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of
Huntingdon, Tenn., died Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Jackson Madison
County General Hospital.
Mrs. Webb was born July 20, 1930 in
Detroit, Mich., to the late Edwin and Myrtle (DeMoss) Owens. She was
a retired supervisor for Basler Electic. She was also preceded in
death by one sister, Betty Webb.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann
Wilkes (husband Ronald) of Jackson; two sons, Tommy Webb (wife Sara)
of Jackson and Buddy Webb (wife Martha) of Hollow Rock, Tenn.; one
sister, Lorene Davis of Huntingdon, and one brother, J.W. Owens of
Centralia, Wash. She also leaves three grandchildren and six
Funeral services were March 12 in the
Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Davis Chapel
Cemetery. Bro. Rodger Cooper officiated the service.
JOE NEIL ROBERTSON
Joe Neil Robertson, 84, of McKenzie,
Tenn., a former teacher at the Henry School in Henry, Tenn., for 31
years, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Oak Manor Health Care
Center in McKenzie.
He was born on April 16, 1929 in
Chester County, Tenn., to the late John and Mamie Galbraith
Robertson. He was a member of Church of Christ, an Airman Third Class
in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, a member of the NEA,
TEA, HCEA, and the Farm Bureau. He was also preceded in death by a
sister, Jimmie Edwards.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years,
Loyce Arnold Robertson of McKenzie; three daughters Gail Temple,
Betty Jo Marshall, and Cindy Lichtenwalter; a sister, Faye Hicks;
seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Robertson were March
17 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Brother Jim Roberts
officiating. Interment followed at Henry Cemetery near.
Mrs. Coleman, 96, of McKenzie, Tenn.,
retired from Bakers IGA Foodliner as a bookkeeper, died Tuesday,
March 11, 2014 at her son’s home.
She was born September 1, 1917 to the
late William Edmon and Minnie Lee (Reeder) Gooch. She was also
preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Coleman, two sisters Ruby
Lemonds and Verlia Lemonds, and one brother, Carli Gooch.
She is survived by her son, Dennis
Raymond (Ann) Coleman, two granddaughters, Angela (Randy) Birmingham
and Natalie (Andy) Sumrok, and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Opal Coleman were
March 13 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral
Home. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Doyle Edward Connell, 76, of
Milan,Tenn., formerly of McKenzie, Tenn., a sales representative for
Hardin-Sysco Foods, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at NHC Healthcare
He was born on February 13, 1938 in
Pillowville, Tenn., to the late Raymond and Mary Burroughs Connell.
He was a member of Milan First United Methodist. He was also preceded
in death by a brother, Marlin Connell.
Survivors include his wife
of 18 years, Lela Brown Connell of Milan; a daughter, Patty (Mike)
Wilson of McKenzie; a son, Michael Connell of McKenzie; a brother,
Charles (Eirnes) Connell of Memphis; and five grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Connell were March 15
at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Conrad
officiating. Interment followed at Seminary Cemetery near