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Obituaries Archive: February 12 - February 26


DORRIS NEAL RAINEY
1930-2011
MCKENZIE: Dorris Neal Rainey, 80, died Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at his home in McKenzie. Funeral services were Saturday, February 19, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Boone and Bro. Gale Davidson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Rainey was born May 13, 1930 in Lake County to the late Omer and Robert Cole Rainey. He was a former wholesale jobber for C.H. Summers Company in McKenzie and later self-employed selling in southeastern West Tennessee. He was a former owner of Rainey Grocery in Milledgeville and a manager of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery in Savannah. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Susan Drewry Daniel and Jeanette Moore; one granddaughter, Tonya McMackins; and one brother, Dwight Rainey.
Survivors include: his wife of 38 years, Patricia Rainey; three daughters, Marcia (Jerry) Baucum of Gleason, Linda McMackin of Gleason, and June (Mike) Bridges of Enville, Tennessee; one son, Jeff Rainey of McKenzie; one sister, Betty King of McKenzie; one brother, Delbert (Doris Ann) Rainey of Dresden; 11 grandchildren, Katye Boone and Laura Boone, both of Scotts Hill, Derick (Candace) Boone of Darden, Jason (Kechia) Baucum, Cory (Renee) Baucum, Casey Drewry, Amanda (Ricky) Watson, Kim (Nicky) Scott, and Tasha (Chris) Mayo, all of McKenzie, Chad Rainey of Huntingdon, and Brian (Amanda) Prather of Fort Hood, Texas; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
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VIRGINIA BROOKS TROXLER
1923-2011
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Virginia Brooks Troxler, 88, formerly of Dresden, died Thursday, February 10, 2011, at Countryside Manor in Stocksdale, North Carolina. Funeral services were Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Westover Church. Burial followed at Westminster Gardens.
Virginia was born January 9, 1923 to the late W.D. and Prudence Freeman Brooks in Dresden. She graduated from Dresden High School in 1941 and worked as a dental assistant and also was the Society Editor at the local newspaper office, The Dresden Enterprise. During WWII, she worked at the Milan Arsenal Plant in Milan.
She was married to H. Paul Troxler on October 22, 1948, in Dresden, and they had been married for 62 years.
Virginia was a member of Westover Church, where she served in the Women's Missionary Fellowship and wrote for a number of years to missionaries supported by Westover. She also taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed gardening and interior decorating. She loved and was loved by family and friends. Virginia always thought of everyone else before herself.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Steele; and one brother, David T. Brooks.
Surviving are: her husband, Paul; daughter, Jan Baynes and husband, Phillip, of Greensboro; son, Paul B. and wife, Jan L. Troxler of Berlin, Germany; sister, Lucille B. Jackson of Gleason; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces, Treva Wren of Martin, and Charlene S. Carroll and husband, Kim of Dresden.
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TED MACK BRUSH
JACKSON: Ted Mack Brush, 61, died Thursday, February 10, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital following a brief illness. A memorial service was Sunday, February 13, 3 p.m. at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel.
Mr. Brush was born in McKenzie to the late Lawton and Wade Evelyn Brush. He was an accomplished musician, entertainer and a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Brown's Ruritan Club. He was also a Dixie Youth Commissioner and coached North Madison County baseball and softball leagues.
Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Carol Russell Brush; and two children, Brent Thomas Brush and Katie Brush (Donnie) Nickey of Nashville.

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RALEIGH RALPH ABBAGE
1942-2011
HUNTINGDON: Raleigh Ralph Abbage, 68, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at his home. Graveside services were Saturday, February 19, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul Cemetery with Bro. Gregory Cozart officiating.
Mr. Abbage was born June 4, 1942 in Carroll County. He was a laborer for Gaines Manufacturing Company.
Survivors include: his mother, Marylyn (Abbage) Holder of Huntingdon; two sisters, Marjorie (Speed) Miller of Detroit, Michigan and Jacqulyn Holder of Huntingdon; and one brother, Odell (Lisa) Holder, Jr. of Memphis.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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PATRICIA CARLENE KEMPER
1964-2011
HUNTINGDON: Patricia Carlene Kemper, 46, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at her home. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Kemper was born September 23, 1964 in Tampa, Florida. She was a sorter for the Carroll County News-Leader. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ardith (Burden) Byars.
Survivors include: her husband of 28 1/2 years, Mike Kemper of Huntingdon; one daughter, Mandy McCaslin of Huntingdon; one son, John Kemper of Huntingdon; her father, Hershel Byars of Huntingdon; one sister, Jenny Northcutt of Ohio; three brothers, Kenny Byars of California, Robert Byars of Huntingdon, and Paul Byars of Kentucky; and one granddaughter.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CAROLYN ANN (BARGER) BREEDEN
194 -2011
CEDAR GROVE: Carolyn Ann (Barger) Breeden, 67, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Thursday, February 17, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Burton officiating. Burial followed in Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery in Cedar Grove.
Mrs. Breeden was born December 16, 1943 in Carroll County to the late John Fred Barger and Lois Nolene (Kelly) Barger. She was a customer service manager for Wal-Mart, Inc. and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Survivors include: her husband of 46 years, Jerry Doyle Breeden; two daughters, Melissa (Greg) Mayo of Milan and Machelle (James) Sullivan of Huntingdon; two sisters, Kathy (Dennis) Butler of Cedar Grove and Brenda Pearson of Huntingdon; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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JIMMY REX MCMILLIN
1953-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Jimmy Rex McMillin, 58, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services were Wednesday, February 16, 11 a.m. at McAuley Cemetery with Bro. David Bayer officiating.
Mr. McMillin was born January 30, 1953 in Milan. He was a long haul truck driver and Vietnam Marine veteran. He was preceded in death by his father, J.W. McMillin; one brother, Kenny McMillin; and one sister, Julie Moore.
Survivors include: his mother, Ruby Lee McMillin of Hollow Rock; and one sister, Jennie Nunamaker.

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BEN "BILL" MCMACKIN
HOLLOW ROCK: Ben "Bill" McMackin, 79, died Monday, February 14, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 16, 1 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Simmons, Bro. Lloyd Rich and Bro. Sammy Douglas officiating. Burial followed in Marlboro Cemetery.
Mr. McMackin was born April 24, 1931 in Carroll County to the late Everett Lee McMackin and Sally Jordan McMackin. He was a security guard for Henry I. Siegel Co., Inc. and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul McMackin and Wallace McMackin.
Survivors include: his wife of 42 years, Peggy Kirby McMackin of Hollow Rock; one son, Wayne McMackin of Lebanon; two sisters, Martha Birdwell of Hollow Rock and Mary Puckett of Dickson.

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BILLY EARL PRUETT
1972-2011
CEDAR GROVE: Billy Earl Pruett, 38, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, February 21, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Ridgely officiating. Burial followed in Howse Baptist Church Cemetery in Atwood.
Mr. Pruett was born November 8, 1972 in Huntingdon. He was an air duct operator for Dana Company in Paris. He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Pruett; and one brother, Michael Pruett.
Survivors include: his wife, Stephanie (Smith) Pruett of Cedar Grove; his mother, Gloria (Bread) Johnson of Huntingdon; and one sister, Michelle Baker of Huntingdon.

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ADRON (LISH) LEE CHANDLER
1934-2011
HUNTINGDON: Adron (Lish) Lee Chandler, 76, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, February 19, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Ricketts officiating.
Mr. Chandler was born February 19, 1934 in Huntingdon to the late John Burl Chandler and Dola Estelle (Bridges) Chandler. He was a steel mill worker and a member of Mudd Creek Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Survivors include: his wife, Martha Chandler; two daughters, Rhonda Gale Adas of Pahrump, Nevada and Valerie Lynn (Brad) Bartholomew of Huntingdon; one son, Ronnie (Leigh Ann) Chandler of Bruceton; one sister, Sudie Lou White of Huntingdon; one brother, William Burl Chandler of Bruceton; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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J.T. SERATTE
1917-2011
MCKENZIE: J.T. Seratte, 93, died Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, February 17, 1 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Carter officiating. Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Trenton.
Mr. Seratte was born September 9, 1917 in Dyer County to the late Hugh Douglas Seratte and Evie Ann (Gilliland) Seratte. He was retired from J.A. Jones as a construction worker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dora H. (Howell) Seratte.
Survivors include: three daughters, Janice T. (Bill) Jordan of Camden, Judy K. Chandler of Memphis and Janie D. Bouldin of Memphis; two sons, Bob D. Seratte and Barry D. (Susan) Seratte, both of McKenzie; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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BILLY FUZZELL
MCKENZIE: Billy Fuzzell, 87, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, February 19, 3 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemtery, McKenzie.
Mr. Fuzzell was born in McKenzie to the late Waymon and Nell Rae Fuzzell. He was a WW II Army veteran, member of the VFW, former employee of McKenzie Water Department and a retired factory worker. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Moody King Fuzzell; two sisters, Anna Rae Serles and Lillian Moore; and three brothers, Joe Fuzzell, Jerry Fuzzell and Robert Fuzzell.
Survivors include: four daughters, Margie Morgan and Frances (Danny) Allen, both of McKenzie, Martha (Billy) Puckett of Greenfield, and Marsha (David) Tegethoff of Huntingdon; one son, Billy Wayne (Debbie) Fuzzell of Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren, Dennis Morgan, Prentice Morgan, Jeremy Allen, Brandy Betterman, Clay Fuzzell, Jason Puckett, Justin Allen, Matt Fuzzell, Brian Fuzzell, Will Fuzzell and Lacye Abbott; eight great-grandchildren, Kody Fuzzell, Kayla Fuzzell, Shane Betterman, Caleb Puckett, Aubrey Abbott, Jaxon Abbott, Magen Carroll and Madison Carroll.
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VIOLA M. WARD
1941-2011
GLEASON: Viola M. Ward, 69, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 23, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Ward was born March 31, 1941 in Greenfield to the late Roy Fortner and Ruby (Rambo) Fortner. She was a factory worker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ward.
Survivors include: one daughter, Connie (Ward) Johnston of Murfreesboro; one son, Tommy Ward of Pensacola, Florida; and four grandchildren.

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SHELIA ANNE HUDGINS
1950-2011
MCLEMORESVILLE: Shelia Anne Hudgins, 60, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 15, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Don Bowlin officiating. Burial followed in McLemoresville Cemetery.
Mrs. Hudgins was born March 19, 1950 in Bruceton to the late Frank Woods and Mary Elizabeth Walker Woods. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Delbert G. "Red" Chandler.
Survivors include: her husband, Ray Hudgins of McLemoresville; three sons, Matt (Kim) Hudgins of McKenzie, Bert Hudgins of Huntingdon and Chad Hudgins of Sardis; five aunts, Madeline Mitchell of Benton, Arkansas, Jean Foster of Brentwood, Joann Blow of McLemoresville, Faye Holliday of Bartlett, and Shirley Walker of Hollow Rock; six grandchildren, Andrew Hudgins, Riley Hudgins, Colin Hudgins, Elizabeth Hudgins, Emily Hudgins, and Kassie Hudgins.
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ERNEST EAGLETON ENGLAND
MCKENZIE: Ernest Eagleton England, 95, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, February 11, 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mr. England was born in Henderson County to the late Jim and Annie Lee England. He was a WWII Army veteran, and he owned England Tire Shop in McKenzie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ida Manley, Erma Villanueva and Jessie Arlene White; and one brother, Everett England.
Survivors include: his wife, Sara Segraves England; four daughters, Melinda (Tony) Woodrough of Martin, Brenda (David) Black and Angie Watwood, both of McKenzie, and Carolyn (Mack) Hughes of Arlington, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Sonny Brooks of McKenzie, Mandi Mercer and Kimberly Mercer of Martin, Michael Hughes and Steven Hughes of Bartlett, Tennessee; ten great-grandchildren, Colby Brooks and Kayley Brooks of Gleason, Tobey Brooks of McKenzie, Cameron Townes, Kiya Townes, Karli Townes, Ariel Mercer, Cadence Mercer, and Jayden Mercer all, all of Martin and Baylee Hughes of Bartlett, Tennessee.
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JUANITA E. WINTERS
1921-2011
MCKENZIE: Juanita E. Winters, 89, died Friday, February 11, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, February 15, 10 a.m. at Jackson Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Arkansas with burial in Harrisburg, Memorial Park, Harrisburg, Arkansas.
Mrs. Winters was born October 14, 1921 in Memphis to the late Sydney and Essie Marie Parker. She was a homemaker and a member of Lebanon Baptist Church, Whitehall, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Myles E. Winters; one sister, Ramona McLin; and three brothers, Carlos Parker, Woodrow Parker and Titus Parker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy (Zeryl) Clark of McKenzie; one son, Malcolm (Linda) Winters of Gravette, Arkansas; one sister, Barbara (Lloyd) Foust of Oquawka, Illinois; two brothers, Happy (Clara Jean) Parker and Cecil (Shirley) Parker, both of Harrisburg, Arkansas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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BIANNE L. BOBBITT
OHIO: Bianne L. Bobbitt, 56, died Thursday, February 3, 2011. A memorial service was Saturday, February 12, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Friends are invited to visit with the family at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason Saturday, February 19, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with burial afterwards in Hopewell Cemetery.
Ms. Bobbitt was retired from the Cincinnati Ohio/Hamilton County Public Library after 30 years of service, working the last 17 years as Head Librarian of the Saint Bernard Branch. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Bobbitt of Gleason, and Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Pinson of Trezevant.
Survivors include: her parents, LeJoe and LaMargaret (nee) Pinson Bobbitt; and siblings, Joe (Nancy) and Barbara Bobbitt.

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MARTHA MCKENZIE CARPENTER
1922-2011
MEMPHIS: Martha McKenzie Carpenter died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southhaven, Mississippi. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 9 at Memphis Funeral Home in Memphis with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
A native of McKenzie, Mrs. Carpenter was born February 25, 1922 to the late George and Hazel McKenzie. She served as a Women Air Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II. She was recognized with a Congressional Medal of Honor last year during a ceremony at Washington, DC.
She was the great-granddaughter of James Monroe McKenzie, for whom McKenzie was named. James McKenzie donated land for the depot and Bethel College.
She was a member of Graham Heights Baptist Church in Memphis.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Daniel Green and John Green.
Survivors include three daughters, Garland Davis of Nesbit, Mississippi, Martha Murray of Jackson, Maine and Meg Thomas of Memphis; nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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LARRY MAC BELL
1938 - 2011
YUMA: Larry Mac Bell, 72, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, February 11, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Simmons and Bro. Rufus Chandler officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Bell was born July 20, 1938 in Martin to the late Harry C. Bell and Irene (Pate) Bell. He was a retired SGF for the United States Army and a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Bell.
Survivors include: his wife of 22 years, Glenda (Hester) Bell; one daughter, Tammy (Mike) Eliselman of New York; one son, Wayne (Tracy) Bell of Texas; one brother, David K. (Pam) Bell of Washington, D.C.; and two granddaughters.

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ANN BLAIR
1917 - 2011
HUNTINGDON: Ann Blair, 93, died Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Harmony Hill Assisted Living. Funeral services were Friday, February 11, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Don Williams officiating. Burial followed on Saturday at Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Mrs. Blair was born April 8, 1917 in Constantine, Kentucky to the late Jessie Morris and Anna Barnes Morris. She was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hewel Blair.
Survivors include: one son, Mac (Charlotte) Blair of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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CLINT DALE ELLIS
1974-2011
HUNTINGDON: Clint Dale Ellis, 36, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 from injuries he received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were Thursday, February 10, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Marshall Gurley and Bro. Roger Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Ellis was born July 31, 1974 in Huntingdon. He was a pipe fitter, member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and 614 Pipe Fitters Union. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Dale Ellis; first wife, Heather Ellis; and maternal grandfather, Granville Maness.
Survivors include: his wife Marlena (Kelly) Ellis of Huntingdon; one daughter, Emilee Ellis of Huntingdon; two sons, Caleb Ellis and Nelson Ellis, both of Huntingdon; his mother, Kay Maness (Mike) Yancy of Buena Vista; and three sisters, April (Derek) Bradford of Camden, Holly (Chad) Hedge of Bruceton, and Robin (Bryan) Finley of Bartlett.

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BILLY JO ALEXANDER
1949-2011
PARIS: Billy Jo Alexander, 62, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 16, 11 a.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris with burial of cremains at Bird's Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander was born January 1, 1949 in Detroit Michigan. He retired as sergeant first class from the Army, served two tours in Vietnam, was a lifetime member of the VFW and member of Bird's Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Thomas Alexander.
Survivors include: his mother, Dorothy Alexander Gallimore of Paris; one daughter, Dawn Kathrine Morgan of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one son, Daniel Fredrick (Sandra) Alexander of Florida; one stepdaughter, Uli (Jimmy) Pryse of Colorado Springs, Colorado; three brothers, Charles Thomas (Judy) Alexander of McKenzie, Robert Lynn (Tina) Alexander of Paris and Johnny Dale (Stephanie) Alexander of Lascassas, Tennessee; and seven grandchildren.

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JOHN HERBERT GUMP
1932-2011
SPRINGVILLE: John Herbert Gump, 78, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, February 11, 2 p.m. at Russwood Baptist Church with Bradley Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Kokomo Memorial Park in Kokomo, Indiana.
Mr. Gump was born July 23, 1932 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Charles Gump and Louise Harvey Futrell. He retired after 22 years as a pipefitter for the Chrysler Corp., service in U.S. Army infantry from 1951-1953, was a member of Russwood Baptist Church, U.S. Coard Guard Auxiliary and United Auto Workers Union.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Frank Futrell; wife, Martha Lawson Gump; one daughter, Louchelle Rabbits; one son, John Michael Gump; and three granddaughters.
Survivors include: one daughter, Ranzella Gump of Kokomo, Indiana; one son, Bryan Gump of McKenzie; one stepson, Rev. Hayward Gerald "J.R." (Kathy) Lawson of Crossville, Tennessee; one stepson, Dino Alan Lawson of Kokomo, Indiana; three stepbrothers, Fred Futrell and Robert "Bob" Futrell, both of Eaton, Indiana, and Jim Futrell of San Antonio, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CLARENCE BULLOCK
1915-2011
GLEASON: Clarence Bullock, 95, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Friday, February 11, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Kenneth Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mr. Bullock was born November 4, 1915 in Gleason to the late Walter Bullock and Susan Harris Bullock. He was a farmer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Viola (Sullivan) Bullock; and one daughter, Kathy Ann Bullock Bates.
Survivors include: his wife, Blanche Bullock of Gleason; and two grandchildren.

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TED MACK BRUSH
JACKSON: Ted Mack Brush, 61, died Thursday, February 10, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital following a brief illness. A memorial service was Sunday, February 13, 3 p.m. at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel.
Mr. Brush was born in McKenzie to the late Willard and Wade Evelyn Brush. He was an accomplished musician, entertainer and a sports enthusiast. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Brown's Ruritan Club. He was also a Dixie Youth Commissioner and coached North Madison County baseball and softball leagues.
Survivors include: his wife of 33 years, Carol Russell Brush; and two children, Brent Thomas Brush and Katie Brush (Donnie) Nickey of Nashville.

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VIRGINIA NELL GOODRUM
1928-2011
HUNTINGDON: Virginia Nell Goodrum, 82, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Harmony Hill Assisted Living. Funeral services were Saturday, February 12, at 10 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Stan Brantley and Bro. Dan Winkler officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Goodrum was born November 19, 1928 to the late Herschel and Nelle (Duncan) Belew. She was a retired cashier for the Bank of Huntingdon, a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ and a member of the Pink Ladies Volunteers at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Goodrum.
Survivors include: three daughters, Peggy (Charlie) Cruze of West Chester, Ohio, Betty (Jimmy) Pritchard and Lynne (Stan) Brantley, both of Huntingdon; one brother, Herschel Belew, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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JAMES SANDERS STEWART
1927-2011
HUNTINGDON: James Sanders Stewart, 83, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, February 9, at 1 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Simmons, Bro. Tim Manness and Bro. Marshall Gurley officiating. Burial followed in New Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart was born June 16, 1927 in Henderson County to the late Dorsey and Maggie (Barker) Stewart. He was a Missionary Baptist Preacher for 48 years, a retired security guard for the Milan Arsenal and a member of New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Dill; and three brothers, Alton Stewart, Eugene Stewart and DL Stewart.
Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Alberta Williamson Stewart; one daughter, Rhonda Edwards of Huntingdon; two sons, Ronnie (Lisa) Stewart of Camden and Rickey (Beverly) Stewart of Huntingdon; one sister, Maxine Carroll of Enville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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MILDRED RICHMOND BUNNELL
1918-2011
GLEASON: Mildred Richmond Bunnell, 92, died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Martin Health Care. Funeral services were Monday, February 14, 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg.
Mrs. Bunnell was born August 22, 1918 in Finley, Tennessee to the late M.C. Wilbanks and Bessie Runions Wilbanks. She was a factory supervisor.
Survivors include: two sons, Terry (Kathy) Bunnell of Gleason and Wayne (Barbara) Bunnell of Madison, Tennessee; two sisters, Bobbi Bartell of South Bend, Indiana and Dorothy Cavins of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Cletus Wilbanks of McConnell, Tennessee; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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JOSEPH "JOE" LOUIS SAVAGE
MCKENZIE: Joseph "Joe" Louis Savage, 62, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at his home. Graveside services were Saturday, February 12, at 1 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery near Yuma with Bro. Larry Moore officiating.
Mr. Savage was born March 25, 1948 in Linden, Tennessee to the late Thelbert Paul and Mary Molloy Savage. He was a manufacturing employee for Doane Pet Food (Keco Milling Company or Martha White Foods) in McKenzie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Savage; and one brother, Harry Savage.
Survivors include: one daughter, Kristi Milton of McKenzie; one son, Chris Savage of McKenzie; one sister, Vera Shipp of McKenzie; seven brothers, Paul Savage of McKenzie, Fred Savage, Wendle Savage and Mike Savage, all of Paris, Steve Savage of Florida, Jeff Savage of Chicago, and Larry Savage of Paducah, Kentucky.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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GABRIEL "EDDIE" CLERICUZIO
1914-2011
MCKENZIE: Gabriel "Eddie" Clericuzio, 96, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Lakeside Retirement Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, February 16, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of McKenzie with Bro. Dennis Trull and Bro. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. Clericuzio was born October 10, 1914 in Bloomfield, New Jersey to the late Annibale and Josephine Belotta Clericuzio. He was manager of the Park Theater in McKenzie, an employee of E.W. James Supermarket, member of First Baptist Church in McKenzie, and a WW II U.S. Army veteran having been stationed at Camp Tyson in Henry County.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Thompson Clericuzio; and two brothers, Angelo Clericuzio and Jim Clericuzio.
Survivors include: one son, Gabe (Cindy) Clericuzio of McKenzie; one sister, Rose Ambizioso of New Jersey; one brother, Tony Clericuzio of New Jersey; and one grandson, Annibale Clericuzio of Gleason.
 
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