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Obituaries for the week of March 25, 2014
3/25/2014 9:31:29 AM



Sylvia Caudle Carter, 76, died Monday, March 10, 2014 at her home in Scottsboro, Ala.

She was born February 21, 1938 in Greenfield, Tenn., to the late James Boaz Caudle and Vera Stout Caudle. She was a 1956 graduate of Dresden High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lynd Carter, and a brother, J.C. Caudle.

She is survived by two sons, Steve (Amy) Carter and Jeff (Sonja) Carter; a sister, Sheila Caudle Rogers of McKenzie, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Anne Caudle of Scottsboro; and one granddaughter.

A funeral service was held in Scottsboro on March 15, and a graveside service was held at Brock's Cemetery near Greenfield.



Joe Thomas Murphy, 71, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Murphy was born August 23, 1942, in Carroll County, Tenn., to the late John Henry and Eula Mae (Williams) Murphy. He was a Navy Vietnam Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Murphy; a daughter, Angela Louise (Don) Cathey, of Springfield, Tenn.; two sons, Mark Murphy, of Huntingdon and Steven Robert (Jane) Murphy, of San Bruno, Ca.; and a sister, Louise Baker, of Huntingdon. He also leaves four grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Evelyn Jean Foust, 80, of McKenzie, Tenn., died Friday, March 21, 2014, at her residence.
She was born November 17, 1933 in Greenfield, Tenn., to the late James Howard Ross and Mary “Maggie” Maynard Ross. She was a member of St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Madison, Tenn., and former owner & operator Jean's Ceramics & Gifts in McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy June Foust, and two sisters, Lula Sherwood and Grace Warren.
She is survived by two daughters, Lesa Foust and Derrinda (Randy) Thomas, both of McKenzie; and two grandchildren.
The funeral service was at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris, Tenn., on March 22. Interment was at Memorial Cemetery.



Priestly Pickler Dodson, 104, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Mrs. Dodson was born November 25, 1909, in Carroll County, Tenn., to the late John Ernest and Alice (Thompson) Pickler, one of ten brothers and sisters. After graduating high school, Mrs. Dodson went on to graduate as a registered nurse from Protestant Hospital and Nursing School in 1929. She ultimately became Director of Nursing at Baptist Hospital in Nashville where she retired. She is predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Carl “Pete” Dodson, and all of her siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, Jane Beal of Santa Rosa Beach, a grandson, Judge Robbie (Heather) Beal of Franklin, Tenn., and a great grandson.

Funeral services were March 24 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.



Gaylon Ray Weathers, 61, of Parkers Crossroads, Tenn., died Friday, March 21, 2014 at his home.
Mr. Weathers was born March 27, 1952 in Madison County, Tenn., to the late Elvis and Dimper Weathers. He was a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and worked at Leroy Somer for 44 years until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Lee Helen Weathers; one son, Timothy Weathers (wife Renee) of Parkers Crossroads; two daughters, Kimberly Owens of Rosser, Tenn. and Jessica Threatt (husband Benard) of Memphis; three brothers, Thomas Hart of Clarksburg, Tenn., Robert Lewis (wife Evamae) of Huntingdon, Tenn., and John Elvis Whitaker of Lexington, Tenn.; two sisters, Destiny Starr Whitaker (huband Fermin) and Shoclorguez Webb, both of Lexington; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 25 at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pastor Gene Shields officiated the service.

Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Otis B. Nash, Jr., 59 of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Nash was born December 6, 1954 in Carroll County, Tenn., to the late Otis B. Nash and Susie Mae (Pearson) Dalton. He worked construction and served in the National Guard. He was also preceded in death by a son, Issac, and two sisters, Melinda Harris and Kimberly Nash.
He is survived by two sisters, Winnetta Underwood of California and Greta Thomas of Nashville; three brothers, Tyrone “Gene” Nash of Huntingdon, Kenneth Webb, Jr. of Dayton, Ohio and Christopher Nash of Lexington, Tenn.; one granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Funeral services were March 23 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Humbles Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Parker officiated the service.



Dennis Allen Brinkman 70, of Huntingdon, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at the Henry County Medical Center.
Mr. Brinkman was born May 6, 1943 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Everett Joseph and Cordia (McClary) Brinkman. He was a retired electrical engineer for the Rolls Royce Company and served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by three sisters,
Carol Butler, Jackie L. Brinkman, and Phyllis Brinkman, and two brothers, Charles R. Brinkman and Carl E. Brinkman.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Brinkman; one daughter, Sara Jo Toma (husband Tim) of Lyndhurst, Ohio; two sons, Paul Everett Brinkman (wife Jennifer) of Huntingdon and Todd Allen Brinkman (wife Gretchen) of Palm Desert, Cal.; five sisters, Mary Clark, Ann Payton, Pat Clark, Sue Popoff, and Janice Doench; and one brother, John Brinkman. He also leaves ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were March 21 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Fred Ward officiated the service.



L. C. Hubble, 90, farmer, plumber, electrician and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at McKenzie Health Care Center.

He was born February 2, 1924, in the Stafford Store Community to the late E.B. and Lottie Cecil Hubble. He was also preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Daniel Hubble, two sisters, Inis L. Reeves and Vaynell H. Arnold, and two brothers, Leslie S. Hubble and Lee Desil Hubble.

He is survived by his wife, Beryl Cates Hubble of McKenzie, Tenn.; a daughter, Elaine Crocker of McKenzie; two sons, Royce (Kathy) Hubble of Broken Arrow, Ok. and Farrell C. (Judy) Hubble of McKenzie; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were March 23 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial followed at Seminary Cemetery, McKenzie.



Donald Crocker, 76, retired supervisor for furniture manufacturing’s and member of Cooper’s Chapel in the Christmasville Community, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at McKenzie Health Care Center.

He was born May 13, 1937 to the late Elmer Dale and Sara Jeanette Cunningham Crocker. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Taylor and Carolyn Clement, and five brothers, Roy Crocker, Ray Crocker, Troy Crocker, Robert Crocker and Charles Crocker.

He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Mary Lue Clement Crocker; a daughter, Tammy Davis of McKenzie, Tenn.; four sons, Tanner Crocker of Atwood, Tenn., James (Barbara) Crocker, Allan Crocker, and Jason (Janet) Crocker, all of McKenzie; a brother, Bobby Crocker of McKenzie; a sister, Betty Crocker of Paris, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Mr. Crocker were March 22 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie.



Edna Ruth Bradford, 92, of Henry, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Paris Healthcare & Rehab Center in Paris, Tenn.

She was born September 5, 1921 to the late Kurt Zentner and Elizabeth Zentner. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Milton Bradford.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Garry) Wilkinson of Henry; two sons, Joe (Nina) Bradford of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Ronnie (Susan) Bradford of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Doris Pasno of Oshkosh, Wis.; and three brothers, Bill Zentner and Don Zentner, both of Wisconsin, and Walter Zentner of Florida.
The Funeral Mass was at Holy Cross Catholic Church on March 20. Interment was in Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville, Tenn.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, Paris.



Dorothy Loreta Condrey Sutton, 87, a sales clerk for Peggy’s Fashions in McKenzie, Tenn., died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at McKenzie Healthcare Center.

She was born October 26, 1926 in Murray, Ky., to the late Lucian and Mae Webb Purvis. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene Condrey and Eurshal Earl Sutton.
Survivors include her son, Gary (Susan) Condrey of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Suzanne Cooper of Memphis; a stepson, Dennis (Sally) Sutton of McKenzie; one grandson; five step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Sutton were March 25 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Brother Douglas Nash officiating. Interment followed at Shiloh Cemetery.



Linda Bell Dellinger, 71, a homemaker and former Acme Boot Company employee, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her residence in New Johnsonville, Tenn.

She was born on February 5, 1943 in Sharon, Tenn., to the late Harry Brown and Lonada Dialdy Powell. She was a member of Gleason First Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Sailors and Doris Wilson, and a brother, Dan Powell.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Lynn Dellinger of New Johnsonville; a daughter, Tina Dellinger of Camden, Tenn.; three sons, Karl Dellinger of New Johnsonville, Allen (Merideth) Dellinger of Bruceton, Tenn., and Chris (Rhonda) Dellinger of New Johnsonville; a sister, Nancy Smith of Rosser, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Dellinger were March 21 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home, with Pastor Kenny Carr officiating. Interment followed at Beech Springs Cemetery near Gleason, Tenn.


Mary Lou McClure Boothe, 81, of McKenzie, Tenn., formerly of Decatur County, passed away Wednesday, March 19th, at McKenzie Healthcare & Rehab Center.

She is survived by her husband, Willis G. "Bill" Boothe of McKenzie; two daughters, Teresa McClure Howarth (Richard) of Cordova and Marilyn McClure Hickam of Jackson; and a stepdaughter, Betty Boothe Merrick (Dr. Bryan) of McKenzie.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Jason Howarth (Laura), Carrie Adams (Greg), Andrew Howarth, Anna and John Hickam; four step-grandchildren, Ashley Ramshur (John), Will Merrick, Mitch Merrick and Matt Merrick (Jessica); three great-grandchildren, Mary Catherine and Walker Ann Adams and Austin Howarth and two step great-grandchildren, McCoy and Maggie Nell Merrick.

She was predeceased by her first husband, William Lloyd McClure and her parents, Claude and Eula Kelly Montgomery.

Her Funeral Service was held at Reed's Chapel, Decaturville, Tenn., on Saturday, March 22, with Dennis Cordle officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to:
Pleasant Hill Cemetery Fund 229 E. South St. Decaturville, TN 38329 or
Alzheimer's Association 326 Ellsworth St. Memphis, TN 38111.

Paid obituary.



Timothy Ray “Tim” Lowe, 36, of Erin, Tenn., formerly of Hollow Rock, Tenn., died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly, Tenn.

He was born December 13, 1977 in Huntingdon, Tenn., to Jimmy Ray and Judith Nolen Lowe, currently of Hollow Rock. He was a member of Marlboro Church of Christ.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Michelle Swafford Lowe; two stepdaughters, Kaylee Renee Sawyer and Zoey Elise Sawyer; a stepson, Chance Michael Wigdor; and two sisters, Pam (Casey) Corder of Buena Vista, Tenn, and Shonda (Shannon) Walters of Hollow Rock.

Services were March 19 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at Marlboro Church of Christ Cemetery. Joe Abbott and David Steppee officiated.



Joan Taylor, 89, of Trezevant, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at McKenzie Healthcare after a long illness.

She was born February 6, 1925 to the late Hurley Taylor, Sr. and Emma Taylor. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. She was a 1948 graduate of Webb High School in McKenzie, Tenn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Taylor; three sisters, Odesia Hurt, Georgia Nell Newbill and Fannie Mae Howard; two brothers, Charles H. Taylor and John Thomas Taylor.

She is survived by three daughters, Josephine (Thomas) Milam of McKenzie, Angela Hurt of Trezevant, and LaShonda Williams of McKenzie; Larry Dean Howard of Paris, Tenn., Parthenia Howard Butler of Milan, Tenn., and John Howard of Trezevant, whom she raised as her own after the passing of their mother, Fannie Mae Howard; two sisters, Willie T. Tate (Ralph) of Trezevant and Reatha Lipscomb (Robert) of McKenzie; three brothers, Bolygard Stanford of Youngstown, Ohio, Earl Taylor of Trezevant, and Hurley Taylor (Bertha) of Trezevant; and one daughter-in-law, Roberta Taylor; eleven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were March 22 at Wingo Missionary Baptist Church, with its pastor, Rev. Joe D. Morton, and St. John pastor, Rev. John Wade Bryant, Jr., officiating. Interment was in Wingo Cemetery.



Captain Robert Austin Ridley, 31, of Enterprise, Ala., died March 16, 2014.

He was born September 15, 1982. Captain Ridley was a graduate of Hunter's Lane High School and UT Martin. He began his career as a Marine in 2001 and cross-commissioned into the Army during college, where he graduated as an officer. As a 2nd Lt. he attended flight school at Ft. Rucker, Ala., and graduated in 2006 as an Apache pilot. He became Captain in 2008 and served two tours in Afghanistan. Captain Ridley's awards included Bronze Service Medal, Posthumous Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor and three Army Commendation Medals, among various other military recognitions.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Haire Ridley; mother, Rosalyn Ridley; father, Stephen (Sharon) Ridley; sister, Stephanie LeJane Ridley; brother, Justin Wade Ridley; and step-sister, Julie (Jeremy) Campbell.

Funeral service was March 22 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, Tenn. Interment was at Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie, Tenn., with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project,

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