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Obituaries July 29, 2014

YAHIA "SAM" SALAMEH (with photo)

Yahia "Sam" Salameh died Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Amman, Jordan. Sam was visiting his homeland of Jordan for a two-month vacation.  He was laid to rest beside his mother near his family home on Sunday, July 20th. 

Sam was born in Amman, Jordan and was the eldest son of General Mohammad and the late Kheria Salameh. He left Jordan at the age of 17 to attend Bethel College and received a B.S. degree in both Civil Engineering and Architecture. He was employed with the Tennessee Department of Transportation since 1988. He was a senior transportation project specialist. He is the co-owner of McCaslin Auto Sales and former owner of Cob's Corner, both in McKenzie.

He is survived by: his wife of 14 years, Feryal Issa Salameh; four daughters, Rema (Mike) Yaskulski, Mignon (Blake) Denton, Leena Salameh, Nora Salameh; and one grandson, MJ.



Ruby Jean Jackson, 80, died Saturday, July 26, 2014 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside services for Mrs. Jackson were held Monday, July 28, 2014 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Reverend Carmen Pariseau officiating.

Mrs. Jackson was born on May 13, 1934 in Pikeville, Kentucky to Marion and Virgie Smith Raney. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul Wayne Jackson; son, Edward Maynard; brother, Lehenan Raney; six sisters, Mabel May, Nellie Sawyers, Anna May Cox, Imogene Bostic, Babie Webb and Juanita Maynard; and one granddaughter.

She is survived by: a daughter, Diane Maynard of McKenzie; ten grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.



Mrs. Mary Ann Dodd, 71, of Cedar Grove, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment was in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery. Bro. Greg Jones officiated the service.

Mrs. Dodd was born January 22, 1943 in Carroll County to the late Willie Dutch and Nora Ann (Hale) Floyd. She was retired from Basler Electric Company and was a member of the Westport Missionary Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Dodd; four sisters, Peggy Sue Jackson, Betty James and twin infant sisters, Janice and Janet Floyd; two brothers, James Floyd, Bobby Floyd; a half brother, Willie Leroy Floyd, and a step-brother, Floyd Hilliard.

She is survived by: her husband of 52 years, Jerry Dodd; one daughter, Sherry (David) Rudd of Troy; three sons, Harold (Terry) Danny Dodd of Huntingdon, Anthony (Tammy) “Tony” Dodd of Cedar Grove, and Timothy Dodd of Sikeston, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Melaine Jackson of Valley View, Texas; a sister, Wilma (Billy) Smith of Huntingdon; one step-sister, Roberta Lange of Westport; one brother, Ed (Jean) Junior Floyd of Westport, and one step-brother, Johnny Hilliard of Cedar Grove. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.



Margaret Elizabeth Hopper, 97, of Jonesborough, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 24, 2014 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Brother Wendell Boyd and Brother Charles Hampton officiated the services.

Mrs. Hopper was born June 13, 1917, to the late Thomas Eugene Hawkins and Nettie Mae (Faulkner) Hawkins. She was a homemaker and a member of the Yuma Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Hopper.

She is survived by: a daughter, Linda Curran of Jonesborough; and a son, Ben Hopper Jr. of Tempe, AZ; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.



Mrs. Martha Harrington, of Greenfield, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Martin Health Care Center. Funeral services were held July 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Salem Methodist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Harrington was born in Rutherford on May 16, 1917. She was a cook for Gibson County General Hospital and Rutherford School Cafeteria. She was a wonderful cook and she loved cooking for family and many others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Georgie Patterson, her husband, Leonard Harrington, three sons, Bobby, David Glen, and Ronnie Harrington; and five brothers, Whitten, Howard, Pershing, Joe and Walter Patterson. Two sisters, Elsie Norman and Gladys Tosh, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by: three sons, Dan (Jean) Harrington of Greensboro, NC, Tommy (Karen) Harrington of McKenzie, and Nathan Harrington of Greenfield; three daughters, Collette (Tex) Baker of Greenfield, Debra Harrington of McKenzie and Alice (Vern) Smith of Greenfield; a sister, Dorothy Johnson of Rutherford; 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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