G. Hayes, 69, of Hollow Rock, Tenn., died Sunday, March, 23, 2014 at
Henry County Medical Center.
Hayes was born January 25, 1945 in Orlando, W. Vir., to the late
Patrick Gregory and Helen (Williams) Gregory. She was a beautician
and a member of the Mixie Missionary Baptist Church.
is survived by her husband of 13 years, Ray Hayes; one son, Michael
Searcy of Paris, Tenn.; one stepson, Ray Eugene Hayes of Palm Bay,
Fla.; three stepdaughters, Courtney Burrows of Hollow Rock, Shawn
Baker of Okeechobee, Fla., and Brandi Wells of Kenansville, Fla.; one
sister, Patricia Graves of Silver Springs, Fla.; and eight
services were March 29 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro.
Rufus Chandler, Bro. Tony Boyd, and Bro. Larry Hollingsworth
officiated the service.
Nell Bowers, 76, of Dresden, Tenn., died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at
Volunteer Community Hospital.
was born May 25, 1937 in Dresden to the late Claude Burl Bowers and
Viola Bell Reid. She was a lab technician and a member of Sandhill
is survived by her sisters, Betty Reddick of Dresden and Sandra
(Bobby) Bragg of Madison, Miss.
were March 22 at Sandhill Baptist Church, with burial following in
the church cemetery.
Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.
VELMA LEMONDS BRUNSON
Lemonds Brunson, 83, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Brentwood, Tenn.
Mrs. Brunson was born March 27, 1930 in
McKenzie, Tenn., to the late Newman and Pauline Lemonds. She was also
preceded in death by one brother, Robert Lemonds, and her husband of
43 years, William D. Brunson, Sr.
Survivors include her children,
Katherine Whitler and William D. (Sandra) Brunson, Jr., both of
Nashville, and Nancy E. (Will) Hooke of Tempe, Ariz.; two brothers,
John Lemonds and Richard Lemonds, both of McKenzie; one sister, Sue
Lemonds Webb of McKenzie; seven grandchildren, one
great-granddaughter; and a host of nephews and nieces.
A Celebration of Life was held March 27
at Belmont United Methodist Church, where she was a member for 45
years, with Rev. Linda Johnson officiating. Burial followed in
Woodlawn Memorial Park.
LD Massey, 76, of Schererville, Ind.,
died Monday, March 24, 2014.
L.D. retired from Inland Steel Company
after 34 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Alberta (nee Kanelopoulos); two children, Lee (Julie) Massey and Lynn
(Mark) Kittelson; three sisters, Joyce Butler of Hobart, Ind., Judy
Lowry of Camden, Tenn., and Wanda Burdan of Cedar Lake, Ind.; a
brother, Charlie Massey of Huntingdon, Tenn.; two granddaughters; and
Visitation was March 27 at the Lincoln
Ridge Funeral Home of Schererville. Cremation followed.
JACKIE LYNN BIGGS
Jackie Lynn Biggs, 59, resident of Life
Care Center Bruceton, died Sunday March 30, 2014 at Jackson Madison
County General Hospital.
Mr. Biggs was born September 14, 1954,
in McKenzie, Tenn., to the late Finous Biggs and Bessie Arnold Biggs
Martin. He worked for B & J Escort, Henry, Tenn., escorting
mobile homes, and he was also associated with the Donkey Basketball
Program. He was also preceded in death by a nephew.
He is survived by two sisters, Jettie
(Bobby) Bowers and Jorene (Bob) Newton, both of McKenzie, and one
brother, Gaylon Biggs.
A Memorial Service for Mr. Biggs will
be announced at a later time.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Fines Edward Hillard, 63, of Buchanan,
Tenn., died Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Thomas West Hospital in
He was born December 4, 1950 in Paris, Tenn., to
the late Alva Edward Hillard and the late Venie Melvie Evitts
Hillard. He was a member West Paris Baptist Church and owner-operator
of Kentucky Lake Marine Service.
He is survived by his wife, Donna
Collier Hillard; three sons, Dustin Edward Hillard of Paris and
Jessie (Tiffany) Pewitt and Justin (Paula) Pewitt, both of McKenzie,
Tenn.; two sisters, Julia "Judy" Hillard of Paris and Mary
Lee Washam of Springville, Tenn.; a brother, Alvie Bailey "Buddy"
(Judy) Hillard of Springville; eight grandchildren and two
Funeral Services were at LeDon Chapel of
Ridgeway Funeral Home on March 26, with Joe Page officiating.
Interment followed in West Wood Pentecostal Church of God Cemetery in
Len O’Bryant, 61, died Monday, March
24, 2014 at his home in Holladay, Tenn.
Mr. O’Bryant was born January 16,
1953, in Morganfield, Ky. Len spent his life loving and serving God
and people through song-leading, youth ministry, Lads to Leaders
group-leading, volunteering and blood donations. He was preceded in
death by his first wife, Vickie O’Bryant.
He is survived by his parents, James
and Sue O’Bryant of Morganfield; his wife, Brenda O’Bryant of
Holladay; his children, Nathan and Tanya O’Bryant of Huntingdon,
Tenn., Matthew and Wanda O’Bryant of Georgetown, Ky., Dale Hall and
Melissa Hall, of Jackson, Tenn., and Mallorie and Blake Greenway of
Bossier City, La.; a brother, Ray O’Bryant of Yorktown, Vir.; two
sisters, Linda Rice of Huntsville, Ala., and Amy Fox of Bowling
Green, Ky. He also leaves four grandchildren.
Funeral services were March 29 at the
Huntingdon Church of Christ. Interment followed in the McLemoresville
Cemetery. Brother Rick Welty, Brother Daniel Askew, Brother Bill
Goodpasture and Brother Dan Winkler officiated the services.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Doris M. Coleman, 58, of McKenzie,
Tenn., a homemaker, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jackson Madison
County General Hospital.
Mrs. Coleman was born August 22, 1955
in Guymon, Ok., to Floyd D. Bell and Dorothy Jean Babb Krueger. She
was preceded in death by her father, a son, Donnie Lee Mitchell, and
a brother, Nicky Wynne.
She is survived by her husband, Robyn
Coleman of McKenzie; mother, Dorothy Krueger of Dresden, Tenn.; a
daughter, Julie Eaton of Gleason, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Wendy
(Scott) Erwin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; three sons, Dennis Lynn
(Sherry) Mitchell of Reeves, Tenn., Shawn(Angie) Roy of Mississippi
and Danny (Jessie) Belew of Gleason, four stepsons, Johnny Coleman of
Vale, Tenn., Joshua Coleman of Bruceton, Tenn., Shad Coleman of
Virginia, and Travis Coleman of McKenzie; two sisters, Linda Lambert
of Dresden and Janet (James) Dema of Antioch, Ill.; two brothers,
Larry( Amy) Bell of Antioch and Randy Bell of Dresden; thirteen
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Coleman will
be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet
In lieu of flowers the family has asked
that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.