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Obituaries for the week of May 6, 2014
5/8/2014 8:59:17 AM



Mrs. Lois Evelyn Hall, 78, of Huntingdon, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Christian Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Donald Ricketts officiating.

Mrs. Hall was born March 20, 1936, to the late Chester and Lorene Cunningham Helms. She was a retired employee of the shirt factory and a member of the First Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death a sister, Christene Helms.

She is survived by: her husband, Kenith Hall, of Huntingdon; a daughter, Teresa (Timmy) Hall Pinkley, of Huntingdon; two sons, Russell Hall, of Hollow Rock, and Kevin Hall, of Huntingdon; three sisters, Deborah Pruitt, of Gleason, Mary Bynum, of McLemoresville, and Brooxie Bush, of McKenzie; one brother, Marshall Helms, of Paris; and two grandchildren.



Johnny Pardue, 51, of Hollow Rock, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home in Hollow Rock. Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 5, 2014 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mixie Cemetery with Bro. Roger Frazee officiating.

Mr. Pardue was born March 27, 1963 in Hernando, MS to the late John Robert Pardue and Betty Sue Rogers Pardue. He was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Gaskins, and three brothers, Ricky Pardue, Ray Pardue and Jimmy Pardue.

He is survived by: his wife, Sherry Rogers Pardue, of Hollow Rock; one daughter, Stephanie Pardue, of Hollow Rock; one son, Kalem Pardue, of Hollow Rock; four sisters, Mary Pardue, of Hollow Rock, Theresa Lane and Ruby Brown, both of Bruceton, and Lucy Trull, of Huntingdon; and three brothers, Robert Wayne Pardue, of Hollow Rock, Jerry Pardue, of Omaha, NE, and Ronnie Pardue, of Memphis.



Mrs. Pualani Howell Taylor, 74, of Bruceton, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Marty Arnold officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Taylor was born on February 18, 1940 in Hawaii to the late Leon Howell and Luci Aki Howell. She was a press operator for Dana Corp.

She is survived by: three daughters, Luci Aki, of Portland, OR, Patricia (David Tidwell, of Murray, KY, and Renee (Marty) Douglas, of Holladay; three sons, Leon (Cheryl) Permenter, of Memphis, Steven Permenter, of Oklahoma, and Marty (Karen) Taylor, of Mississippi; two sisters, Patti Howell, of Calfornia, and Kuulei Kozlik, of Florida; and seven grandchildren.



Valda Jean Olds, 85, of Paris, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at her residence in Paris. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 with Dr. Trent Bullock officiating. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Paris.

Mrs. Olds was born July 2, 1928 in McKenzie to the late McKinley Hopper and the late Loretta Spence Hopper. Valda was a member of First Baptist Church and was a nursery worker for many years. She retired after 37 years with the Board of Public Utilities as a payroll clerk. She was married November 15, 1952 to Billy Eugene Olds Sr. and he preceded her in death February 28, 1988. Besides her husband and parents, Valda was also preceded in death by a brother, Mazon Hopper.

She is survived by: son, Billy Eugene (Betty Carol) Olds Jr., of Sandy Run, S.C.; one sister, Barbara Dean Blackburn, of McKenzie; one brother, Jerry (Carol Jean) Hopper, of McKenzie; two grandchildren; and nephew, Greg Blackburn, of McKenzie.



Bill Wilson Sr., 73, died Monday April 28, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Wilson was born on September 1, 1940 in Henry County, to Travis Wilson and Marie Weatherford Wilson King, both deceased. He was a member of Puryear Baptist Church and a 1959 Puryear School Graduate. He retired from the State of Tennessee in 2005 as an Environmental Specialist. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Billy Darrell Wilson Jr., a sister, Margaret Wilson Scott, and a grandson, Eric Austin Wilson.

Bill is survived by: a daughter, Laurie (Kevin) Key, of Puryear; two brothers, Everett Wilson, of Chicago, and Jim Wilson, of Mt. Juliet; daughter-in-law, Mary Wilson, and her daughter, Amanda (Eric) Dunn; companion Ann Jones; and her children, Pam (Shawn) Phillips of Mt. Juliet, Jeffrey Jones and Philip Jones, both of Paris; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



Mrs. Virginia Innetta Maness 61, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in McAuley Cemetery. Bro. Tim Maness and Bro. Roger Copper officiated the services.

Mrs. Maness was born December 8, 1952 in Gleason to the late William and Ondean (Seagraves) Ellis. She worked in quality control for the H.I.S. Company and was a member of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Granville Maness; three brothers, Denver Ellis, Billy G. Ellis and Dakota Ellis.

She is survived by: two daughters, Jada (Joeseph) Maness Faro, of Lexington, and Wanda (Mike) Kay Yancey, of Buena Vista; three sons, Scott (Lisa) Maness, Dwayne (Christie) Maness and Danny (Ann) Maness, all of Buena Vista; three sisters, Vickie Mayberry, of Huntingdon, Thressa Davis, of Gleason and Shannon Dickerson, of McKenzie; one brother, Bendell Ellis, of McKenzie; twenty-one grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.



Mrs. Joyce Ann Newbill 68, of Trezevant, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Union Academy Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Bro. Toby Swinford officiated the service.

Mrs. Newbill was born November 27, 1945 in Carroll County to the late William Andrew Smith and Etta Virginia (Manns) Smith. She was retired from the Bellsouth Corporation as a Customer Care Specialist after 22 years of service, a member of the A T & T Pioneers, and was a member of the Union Academy Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Newbill and one brother, Bobby Joe Smith.

She is survived by: two sons, Brian (Angela) Newbill, of Dyersburg, and Randy Newbill, of McKenzie; two sisters, Pam (Jerry) Swearingen, of Huron, Patsy (Jack) Burns, of Bartlett; and one brother, Sherrall (Wanda) Smith, of Trezevant.



Mr. James Edward Johnson 80, of Huntingdon, died Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Henry County Healthcare Center. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, May 5, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in Parkers Chapel Cemetery. Bishop Carlos Shutes officiated the service.

Mr. Johnson was born August 26, 1933 in Carroll County to the late Graster and Lissie (Moffit) Johnson. He was a retired warehouse foreman for Watson Lumber Company and a member and Deacon at Parkers Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy Ray Johnson, one daughter; Myra Hill, one sister, Narvis Weathers, one grandson, Reynard Ambrew four brothers, Claudus Johnson, Wilson Johnson, Minor Dee Johnson, and Henry Johnson.

He is survived by his twelve children: Pamela (Gary) Parker, Jo Ann (Frankie) Smith, Jeanette (Tracy) Binion, Dwight (Rhonda) Williams, Michael (Penny) Williams, James O’Brian (Toni) Johnson, Eric Johnson, Edward Ray Johnson and Valarie Williams, all of Huntingdon, Bobby Joe (Lela) Williams, of Covington, Mary Lou Johnson, of Humboldt and Ernie Lee (Margo) Chapple, of Champaign, Illinois; special brother-in-law J.G. Willis; son-in-law, Jimmy Hill, of Hollow Rock; one brother, Johnie Lee (Daisy) Johnson; three sisters-in-law, Cora Lee Williams, Onita Thomas, and Retha Mae (Charlie) King; 36 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.



Mr. Larry Wayne Travis, 62, a retired farmer, Rural Mail Carrier and member of Long Heights Baptist Church, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at his residence. Funeral Services for Larry Wayne Travis were Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral Home. Brother Kenny Carr and Brother Lynn Walker officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

He was born in McKenzie July 27, 1951 to Miles and Marie Featherston Travis. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother William Travis.

He is survived by: his wife of forty-two years, Cathy Bobo Travis; two sons, Brian (Jennifer) Travis, of McKenzie and Eric (Diana) Travis, of California; a sister, Ann (Greg) Hammett, of Cedar Grove; two brothers, Kenneth Travis, of McKenzie, and Charles (Pat) Travis, of Milan; and three grandchildren.



Mr. Max F. Walker, 81, of Huntingdon, died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in the Chapel of Dilday – Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Brother Fred Ward officiated the services.

Mr. Walker was born March 9, 1933, in Yuma to the late Max and Ramelle Pritchard Walker. He was a member of the Eastview Baptist Church, a member of the Carroll County Electric Board and an Army Veteran. He was a retired teacher having taught in the school system for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Walker.

He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Joyce M. Walker; a son, Randy Walker, of Jackson; a daughter, Debra Walker Cloyd, of Springville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


PRESQUE ISLE: Josephine Mae (Willett) Gagnon, 87, passed away Thursday afternoon, Apr. 10, 2014 surrounded by her family at a Caribou health care facility. She was born on Oct. 23, 1926 in Ashland, the daughter of Merle and Nettie (Stickney) Willett.

Josephine was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood. She worked briefly at the Presque Isle Air Base where she met the love of her life Arsen Gagnon, whom she married on Apr. 6, 1946, he predeceased her on Nov. 2, 1993. She spent her life at home raising her 11 children whom she was so proud of.

Josephine is survived by her 10 children, Jeanette Hafford of Millinocket, Caroline Ford and her husband Larry of Tenn., Ron Gagnon and his wife Jen of Lebanon, Gloria Chamberlain and her husband Joe of Woodland, Brenda Cantonwine and her husband Cary of Colorado, Joyce Tayler of Daytona, FL., Debi Sowers and her husband Dave of Mapleton, Bob Gagnon and his wife Bonnie of Mapleton, Tom Gagnon and his wife Janet of Mapleton, Sheila Parrish and her husband James of Augusta, her youngest sister Carlene Cosgrove of New York, who never misses a holiday card for her big sister, and who will sadly miss Josie. 31 grandchildren and their spouses, 34 great grandchildren with two on the way, one great great grandson, several nieces and nephews, three step grandsons, and one step granddaughter.

She was predeceased by her husband, her youngest child Walt in Nov. 2002, two grandchildren Maggie and Jason Thompson, her brothers, Normand, Merle, Bob, John, and Emery Willett, sisters; Bernice Purfacato, and Inez Murray.

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