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Obituaries July 1, 2014



Services for Flora Duncan, 80 of Henry, were held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

She is survived by: three daughters, Merenda (Johnny) Lee, Karen (Pat) Lawrence, and Janet Duncan; three brothers, Paul Cranford, Dale Cranford, and Larry Cranford; one sister, Cora Devasier; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.



Ryan Kelly Cummings, 51, of McKenzie, died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at his residence in McKenzie. At this time there are no services scheduled.

Mr. Cummings, the son of William Dean and Agatha Vernice Smith Cummings, was born on January 13, 1963 in Hammond, Indiana.

He is survived by: four daughters, Amber Nichole Cummings of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, Melissa Lavone Cummings of Dover, Jackilyn Loran Cummings of Dickson, and Samantha Dawn Cummings of Dover; a son, Ryan Kelly Cummings, Jr. of Dover; a sister, Debbie Cummings-Chaney; and a brother, William Kevin Cummings, both of McKenzie.



Mr. Lee Roy Willis, 65, of Knoxville, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services were conducted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of Dilday - Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the McAuley Cemetery.

Mr. Willis was born September 6, 1948 in Lake County to the late, Pink Doss, and Ruby Williams Willis. He was the owner of Willis Engineering.

He is survived by: one sister, Wilma Beal of Tiptonville; one niece, three nephews, and two special friends, Linda Fears and Nancy Moore.



Mr. Jimmy Lynn Hays, 52, of Lavinia, died Friday June 27, 2014. Funeral services were conducted on Monday June 30, 2014, at the Lavinia Baptist Church. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Bro. Steve Osborne officiated the services.

Mr. Hays was born August 11, 1961, to Curtis V. and Patricia Williamson Hays. He was a member of the Lavinia Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father Curtis Hays and brother Larry Hays.

He is survived by: his mother, Patricia Hays of Lavinia; one daughter, Maddie Hays of Milan; three brothers, David Hays of Cedar Grove, Ricky Hays of Trezevant, and Billy Hays of Cedar Grove.



Mr. Dennis Lee Lowery, 65, of Camden, died Monday, June 23, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Simmons officiated the service.

Mr. Lowery was born August 10, 1948 in Benton County to the late Elbert and Luellen (Mitchell) Lowery. He was a farmer for Shafer Farms and a member of the Pleasant Hill Church. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Louise Smothers and four brothers.

He is survived by: daughter and caregiver, Elonda (Terry) Pinson of Huntingdon; a special friend, Patricia Taylor of Camden; one sister, Irene (Lawrence) Taylor of Holladay; and special nephew and caregiver, Ricky Taylor. He also leaves one grandson and two other nephews.



Mrs. Bonnie Lou Boyd Davidson, 78, of Memphis, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Palmer Shelter Cemetery. Bro. Larry McKenzie and Bro. Dan Winkler officiated the service.

Mrs. Davidson was born May 10, 1936 in Carroll County to the late Odell and Iva Jane (Hood) Boyd. She was a receptionist and bookkeeper for Riviana Foods and a member of the Highland Street Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by an aunt, Estelle Boyd.

She is survived by: one daughter, Linda (Shawn) Gurley of Corinth, Mississippi; two sons, Kenneth (Kathy) Davidson of Arlington, and Ronald Davidson of Norfork, England; two sisters, Jean (Ross) Pendergrass and Betty (Bill) Byars, both of Huntingdon. She also leaves nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.



Mr. James Dwight Warbritton, 51, of Huntingdon, died June 28, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, June 30, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Humbles Cemetery. Bro. Joey Simmons officiated the service.

Mr. Warbritton was born June 6, 1963 in Milan. He worked for the Procter and Gamble Company as a technician before becoming disabled. He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Thomas Warbritton, and four brothers, Paul Warbritton, Phillip Warbritton, Craig Warbritton, and Neil Warbritton.

He is survived by: his wife of eight years, Melissa Ellis Warbritton; his mother, Lola Gray (Perritt) Warbritton, both of Huntingdon; three sons, Derrick Warbritton of Huntingdon, Sean Warbritton of Atlanta, GA, and Jamie Kyle of Huntingdon; two sisters, Beverly Hayes and Gloria Williams, both of Huntingdon; four brothers, Steve (Elise) Warbritton of Darden, Brent Warbritton, Patrick Warbritton and Jeff (Stephanie) Warbritton, all of Huntingdon.



David Thomas VanStory, Sr., 58, of Camden, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Camden General Hospital. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. VanStory Sr. was born on May 6, 1956 in Detroit, MI to Helen Inez Williams VanStory and the late Mr. Thomas Hayes VanStory.

He is survived by: mother, Helen Inez VanStory Bruceton; wife Marie Helen VanStory, of Camden; one daughter, Kelly Jean Darrow of Camden; four sons, David John (D.J.) VanStory of Camden, Zachary VanStory, David Thomas VanStory Jr., and Thomas VanStory, all of Michigan; and one brother, Alan Neil VanStory, of Huntingdon.



Brooxie Nell Durden Love, 79, formally of Bruceton, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. Funeral services were held Monday, June 30, 2014 in the Chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Love was born on March 6, 1935 in Bruceton to the late Willard and Omra Allen Durden. She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Stephens, and two brothers, Frankie Durden and Roscoe Durden.

She is survived by: one daughter, Donna Love of Glen Carbon, IL; two sons, Bob (Gina) Love, and Jimmy (Patricia Lynn) Love, both of Granite City, IL; two sisters, Alice (Ernie) Wyatt of Bruceton, and Barbara (Dwayne) Bunn of Louisville, KY; three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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