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Obituaries Archive: January 29 - February 11


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JOSHUA SETH FOSTER
1992-2011
MCKENZIE: Joshua Seth Foster, 18, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Foster was born July 30, 1992 in Jackson. He was a recent 2010 graduate of McKenzie High School, member of First Baptist Church of McKenzie, and member of the McKenzie High School baseball team.
Survivors include: his parents, Michael Glenn and Rachel Annette Felts Foster of McKenzie; one brother, Matthew Casey Foster of McKenzie; grandparents, Marvin and Annell Felts and Jerry and Dorothy Foster, all of McKenzie.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. until service time.

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FREDDIE DEAN COLE
1950-2011
HUNTINGDON: Freddie Dean Cole, 60, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, February 4, 1 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Dwayne Brown officiating. Cremation followed.
Mr. Cole was born February 7, 1950 in Maury City to the late Marvin Cole and Hattie Warren Cole. He was a long haul truck driver and a US Marine veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Cole and Cordell Cole.
Survivors include: his wife, Sharon Kaye Henson Cole of Huntingdon; two sons, Wayne Cole of Huntingdon and Van Cole of Buena Vista; one sister, Kay Luckett of Bruceton; and five grandchildren.

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VERNA RHEA TODD
1928-2011
HUNTINGDON: Verna Rhea Todd, 82, died Thursday, February 3, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, February 5, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Bear Creek Cemetery in Parsons.
Mrs. Todd was born December 27, 1928 in Sardis to the late Connie Lee Montgomery and Lilly Edna (Wylie) Montgomery. She was a production worker for Plumley Rubber Company and a member of First Baptist Church Huntingdon. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn James Todd.
Survivors include: one daughter, Darla (Morris) Kirby of Huntingdon; one son, Steve Todd of Huntingdon; one brother, Ward Montgomery of Millington; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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WILLIAM LOIS SCOTT
1922-2011
HUNTINGDON: William Lois Scott, 88, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab. Funeral services were Monday, February 7, at 1 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Billy Ringold officiating. Burial followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Scott was born February 18, 1922 in Carroll County to the late Henry and Fannie Rigsby Scott. He was a World War II veteran and a faithful member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ. On December 25, 1941 he married Irene Carnal, and they celebrated 35 years together until her death in 1976. To this union, they were blessed with a son and a daughter. In December, 1977, Mr. Scott married Ruth Cawthon Smith. They enjoyed 25 years together until her death in 2002.
Besides his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Ller Dill, Vadie Taylor, Vera Wilks and Ruth Brandon; and one brother, Lester Scott.
Survivors include: one son, Ronald (Joan) Scott of Wildersville; one daughter, Loretta Pruitt of Huntingdon; one granddaughter, two grandsons, and four great-grandchildren.

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THOMAS JEFFERSON HALL
1942-2011
MCKENZIE: Thomas Jefferson Hall, 68, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Oak Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were Saturday, February 5, 1 p.m. at McLemoresville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America with Rev. Jesse Austin officiating.
Mr. Hall was born July 15, 1942 to the late David Hall and Luella Ball Hall. He was retired from Crackling Good Bakery in Valdosta, Georgia and Nestaway of McKenzie and was a member of McLemoresville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Joe David Hall; and two sisters, Linda Ann (Hall) Newbill and Deatrice (Bell) Adkisson.
Survivors include: three sons, Thomas Anthony Hall of Elkhart, Illinois, Thomas Hall, Jr. of Lafayette, Indiana, and Marcus (Jeneiea) Hall of the U.S. Navy; two daughters, Tawonia T. Hall and Shelia S. Hall, both of Orlando, Florida; eight sisters, Lula Bounds of Kansas City, Kansas, Ruby Robinson of Love Joy, Illinois, Virginia Roberson of Milan, Madeline (Charlies) Lumpkin and Evangeline Johnson, both of McLemoresville, Pamela (Ronnie) Joyner of Trezevant, Charlotte (Michael) Joy of Covington, Georgia, and Lisa Allen of Evansville, Indiana; one brother, Richard (Dorothy) Hall of Lexington; and eight grandchildren.
Baskerville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JEFFREY L. HOOPER
MISTON, TENNESSEE: Jeffrey L. Hooper, 51, died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Trenton Place and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 9, 1 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home with Mr. David Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in New Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Hooper was a machinist for Bennett Tool & Die, avid camper, hunter and outdoorsman and was in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, George E. and Betty Carroll Hooper; and a brother, Harlan Hooper.
Survivors include: one sister, Bonnie (Danny) Buress of Miston; one brother, Gordon (Jeanne) Hooper of Trezevant; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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KERON UZEAL JOYNER
1913-2011
MCKENZIE: Keron Uzeal Joyner, 97, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care Center, McKenzie. Funeral services were Friday, January 28, 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Henry.
Mrs. Joyner was born September 19, 1913 in Henry County to the late George Homer Lane and Permelia R. Lane Reynolds. She was a practical nurse in the health care field, a homemaker and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ray Joyner; her stepfather, David Porter Reynolds; one half-brother, Barney Lane; one half- sister, Rachel Fields; two stepsisters, Lorene Horn and Lydia Barham; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Survivors include: one daughter, Keron Josephine (Bill) Sharp of Wisconsin; four sons, James Adron (Bonnie) Joyner of McKenzie, Larry Joe Joyner of Hanford, California, Jerry Joyner of Paris, and Dale (Cindy) Joyner of Henry; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MARY EVELYN CARROLL
1933-2011
HENRY: Mary Evelyn Carroll, 77, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 1, 1:00 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Thrasher officiating. Burial followed in Milan City Cemetery.
Mrs. Carroll was born August 18, 1933 to the late Chesley Bly Sutton and Molly Hester (Scott) Sutton. She was a member of Henry Baptist Church and a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Carroll; one son, Jeffrey Carroll; one grandson, Dusty Carroll; several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: five sons, Rod (Kim) Carroll, Tim (Kim) Carroll, and Mike Carroll, all of Henry, Pat (Barbara) Carroll of McKenzie, Tad (Christi) Carroll (Christi) of Paris; one sister, Margaret (Billy) Pearson of McLemoresville; one brother, Johnny (Robbie) Sutton of Huntingdon; six grandchildren two great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

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FRANKY THOMAS
193-2011
HUNTINGDON: Stella Francis "Franky" Thomas, 75, died Friday, January 28, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, January 30, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Lloyd Ray Rich officiating.
Mrs. Thomas was born July 16, 1935 in McKenzie to the late Willie James Leaver and Iva Dell (Marsh) Leaver. She was a retired seamstress for New Albany Industry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Lesley Thomas; three sisters, Patsy Ann Leaver, Sandra Leaver, and Brenda Kaye Frazee; and one brother, Joe Leaver.
Survivors include: one son, Bobby Dean Bucy of Huntingdon; two sisters, Joyce Sullivan of Huntingdon and Wanda Leaver of Ohio; one brother, Sam Leaver of Iowa; and two grandchildren.

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RICKY GLENN DONALD
1958-2011
HUNTINGDON: Ricky Glenn Donald, 52, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, January 29, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Gibson Community Cemetery in Gibson.
Mr. Donald was born March 22, 1958 in Jackson, Michigan to the late George Washington Donald and Mary Frances Thomas. He was a CNA for the Life Care Center of Bruceton and a member of St. John Ame Church in Paducah, Kentucky where he was also a choir singer.
Survivors include: his stepmother, Mamie Donald of Huntingdon; sisters and brothers, Sandra Donald (Michael) Foster of Paducah, Kentucky, Don Donald, and Neil (Teresa) Donald, both of Huntingdon, Darryl Hodge and Alvin Hodge, both of Paducah, Kentucky, Josh Donald of Wildersville, Keaton Donald of Milan, Ludean Pearson of Nashville; and nine step-brothers and sisters.

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MARY RUTH SWAFFORD
1931-2011
BRUCETON: Mary Ruth Swafford, 79, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, January 27, 11 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Wentt officiating.
Mrs. Swafford was born December 16, 1931 in Christina, Tennessee to the late Thurman Lee Arnold and Lila Louise Thomas Arnold. She was a homemaker and member of Bruceton First Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. "Frog" Swafford; one son, Jeffery Wade Swafford; and two sisters, Elizabeth Brooks and Jean Pilkerton.
Survivors include: three daughters, Rickie (Roger) Barnes, Kristie (Charlie) King and Pat (Tony) Walters, all of Bruceton; three sons, Richard D. Swafford and Tony (Cheryle) Swafford, both of Bruceton, and Mike (Ruthie) Swafford of Lakeland; one sister, Peggy Jo (Clem) Clements of Bruceton; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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EDDIE LEE RAWLS
1952-2011
GLEASON: Eddie Lee Rawls, 58, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at his home. Graveside services were Wednesday, January 26, 1 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Cemetery with Keith Dublin officiating.
Mr. Rawls was born October 3, 1952 in Paragould, Arkansas. He was disabled and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernie Rawls; and one brother, Rick Rawls.
Survivors include: his mother, Barbara (Gramling) Rawls of Paragould, Arkansas; two daughters, Misty Rawls Gallimore of Dresden and Jennifer Rawls Sherwood of Martin; two brothers, Ronnie Rawls and J.W. Rawls, both of Paragould, Arkansas; and one sister, Belinda Alvorde of Paragould, Arkansas.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.

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LUCILLE MAYO WOODS
1914-2011
GLEASON: Lucille Mayo Woods, 96, died Sunday, January 30, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 1, 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Steve Boone officiating. Burial followed in New Valley Cemetery.
Mrs. Woods was born April 23, 1914 in Jacks Creek, Tennessee to the late Jake Mayo and Millie (Neisler) Mayo. She was a factory worker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Jessie Floyd Mayo and Gilbert Albert Woods.
Survivors include: two sons, Curtis (Judy) Mayo and Jessie (Diane) Mayo, both of Gleason; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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BONNIE MAE DUNN
1918-2011
BUENA VISTA: Bonnie Mae Dunn, 92, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Friday, January 28, 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis and Bro. Russell Carlock officiating. Burial followed in McAuley Cemetery.
Mrs. Dunn was born May 14, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Darce McMillin and Mary (Butler) McMillin. She was a retired employed of Henry I. Siegel. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Johnny Dunn and Billy Umstead; two sons, James Edward Dunn and Phillip Paul Dunn; one brother, Herman McMillin; and two sisters, Helen Joyner and Virginia Pace.
Survivors include: one daughter, Johnnie Ruth Bawcum of Buena Vista; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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ELIZABETH "TIB" MCKINLEY
1921-2011
HUNTINGDON: Elizabeth "Tib" McKinley, 90, died Monday, January 24, 2011 after an extended hospital stay. Funeral services were Friday, January 28, 1 p.m. at Huntingdon First United Methodist Church with Rev. James Cooper, Dr. Paul Mullikins and Judge John E. Williams officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McKinley was born January 19, 1921 on Purdy Road to the late Esmond Hawkins and Ruth Quesinberry Hawkins. During her early years, she was raised in Latonia, Kentucky, but graduated from Huntingdon High School.
In 1939, she enrolled in Bowling Green College of Commerce where she studied Secretarial Science. She went to work for the Milan Ordinance Plant, and in 1941 transferred to P&G.
When the war was over, she enrolled in Bethel College where she majored in Journalism. She moved to Chicago to pursue her dreams; by day she worked for the American Bankers Association, and at night she took classes at the Chicago Art Institute. Then in 1946, she met her future husband, and her life took a different turn.
Tib met Charles Albert McKinley, Jr., while attending church, and the couple married ten months later in the chapel at the University of Chicago. They settled down in a small suburb and began raising children.
In 1967, due to her father's failing health, Tib and Chuck moved their family back to Huntingdon, and this is where she made her home.
She retired from Henry I. Siegel and was a longtime, faithful member of the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. She was active in the PTA and dearly loved the UMYF. She loved her family.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years who passed away in 1996, and her son, Charles Albert McKinley, III, who passed away in 1956.
Survivors include: her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Benjamin Dempsey of Huntingdon; and son and daughter-in-law, William and Brenda McKinley of Dresden; three adoring grandchildren, Cayce Elizabeth, Benjamin Andrew and Matthew Hawkins Dempsey.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist youth group.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS LANNOM
1970-2011
TRENTON: Michael Douglas Lannom, 40, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Trenton. Funeral services were Saturday, January 29, 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Cremation followed.
Mr. Lannom was born August 20, 1970 in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He was a machinist and welder for Volunteer Machine and Tool in Dyersburg and member of Beech Springs Baptist Church in Gleason. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lannom.
Survivors include: one son, Austin Douglas Lannom of McKenzie; his mother, Mable (Terry) Boane of McKenzie; his grandmother, Freida Lannom of Troy; two sisters, Tessa O'Brien of McKenzie and Tina Sayles of Washington State; and two brothers, Michael Boane of Gleason and Kenneth Lannom, Jr. of Dresden.

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JOE HOWARD SUMMERS
1939-2011
GLEASON: Joe Howard Summers, 71, died Wednesday, January 26, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, January 29, 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Mr. Summers was born October 11, 1939 in Dresden to the late Arnice Summers and Mary (Klutts) Summers. He was a supervisor at Boral Bricks in Gleason and attended Jolley Springs Baptist Church in Dresden. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Watson) Summers; and one sister, Linda Elliott.
Survivors include: one son, Keith Summers of Morrison, Tennessee; two daughters, Brenda Summers Bennett of Gleason and Diane (Bruce) Felts of Waverly; one brother, Richard Summers of Gleason; five sisters, Frances Baker and Kathy Martin, both of Gleason, Dorothy June Forrester of Sharon, Carolyn Guthrie of Wingo, Kentucky and Linda Hinson of Hohenwald; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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JOHN W. HARRIS
1934-2011
MCKENZIE: John W. Harris, 76, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services were Friday, January 28, at 11 a.m. at Enon Cemetery with Nathan Gulledge officiating.
Mr. Harris was born October 21, 1934 in Westport to the late Hobert J. and Lula Thomas Harris. He was a former bar-b-q cook at Mayo's BBQ and attended the Church of Christ.
Survivors include: one daughter, Diane Harris of Gleason; three sisters, Annie Golden of Queen Creek, Arizona, Faye Harris of Murray, Kentucky, and Louise Gulledge of McKenzie; four brothers, Roy Townsend of Bradenton, Florida, Jerry Harris of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kenneth Harris of St. Louis, Missouri, and Larry Harris of Antioch.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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RUBY THARPE
1958-2011
HUNTINGDON: Ruby Leen Tharpe, 52, died Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services are Thursday, February 3, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Street Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Humbles Cemetery.
Mrs. Tharpe was born April 2, 1958 in Carroll County. She had worked as Assistant Vice President for the Bank of Huntingdon, was a member of the Clark Street Missionary Baptist Church, participated in Relay For Life as a Breast Cancer survivor and was a consultant for Home Interior. She was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Jordan; and a brother, William Jordan.
Survivors include: her husband of 29 years, Ricky Lee Tharpe; two daughters, Kodia Leigh Tharpe and Quiana Jquay Tharpe, both of Memphis; one stepson, Jason Lamont (Esha) Tharpe of Clarksville; her mother, Ruth Jordan of Huntingdon; two sisters, Jane (Ike) Gilbert and Brenda (Thomas) Parker, both of Huntingdon; three brothers, Jerry Jordan of Trenton, Charles (Mary) Jordan of Nashville, and Dennis Jordan of Huntingdon; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
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