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Obituaries Archive: March 26 - April 8

LEWIS BEN COOPER
1915-2011
MCKENZIE: Lewis Ben Cooper, 96, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Joyner officiating. Burial followed with U.S. Navy Funeral Honors at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery near Christmasville.
Mr. Cooper was born April 12, 1915 in Christmasville to the late Calvin Jackson and Pearl Mae Lewis Cooper. He was a carpenter, farmer and retiree from the Milan Arsenal Ammunition Plant, member of New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, a World War II U.S. Navy veterans, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Effie Genella Pratt Cooper, who died August 30, 2005; five sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include: one daughter, Joan Diane (Bobby) Giles of McKenzie; one son, Danny Sherrell (Judy) Cooper of McKenzie; one brother, Carl Cooper of McKenzie; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Paid obit

INA FAYE HALL
MCKENZIE: Ina Faye Hall, 86, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Seminary Cemetery in the Pillowville Community.
Mrs. Hall was born in Greenfield to the late Ballard and Lilly Galey Drewry. She was a member of McKenzie First United Methodist Church and worked for Howard Smith O.D. as an Optometrist Assistant, Ben Whitehead D.D.S as a dental assistant and the Sample Lady at E.W. James & Sons in McKenzie.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Hall; one sister, Katy Black; and four brothers, Howard Drewry, Tommy Drewry, Iva Ray Drewry and Pete Drewry.
Survivors include: two daughters, Betsy (Keith) Campbell of McKenzie and Susan (John) D'Adamio of McKenzie; one son, Dr. Ronald D. (Janice) Hall of Cookeville; two sisters, Peggy (Ellis) Smith of Greenfield and Nell Flippin of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Karen (Mark) McReynolds, Amy (Jason) Fowler, Addie Hall, Brian Campbell, Brad Campbell, Kimberly (Andrew) Foster and Jake Smith; and five great-grandchildren.
Paid obit

DWAYNE FRANKLIN (STRAYHORN) SPRINGER
PADUCAH, KENTUCKY: Dwayne Franklin (Strayhorn) Springer, 64, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m. at Little Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Lavinia with Rev. Robert Dunlap officiating. Burial followed at Little Grove Cemetery in Lavinia.
Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BOBBY JOE "CROW" KIRBY
1935-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Bobby Joe "Crow" Kirby, 75, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Kirby was born September 21, 1935 in Carroll County to the late William Homer Kirby and Josie (Murphy) Kirby.  He worked for the Overnite Trucking Company and was in sales for Masonite Roofing, a member of the First Baptist Church in Camden, served in the National Guard and as a Benton County Deputy Sheriff.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Jo Kirby; three sisters, Myrtle Vickers, Mildred Byars, and Betty Cole; and one brother, James Roy Kirby.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Joanne Kirby of Hollow Rock; two daughters, Linda Denice Kirby of Camden and Angela Kaye (Randy) Crossno of Bentonville, Arkansas; one son, William Robert Kirby of Dickson; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

DEWEY MILTON BROOKS
1924-2011
YUMA: Dewey Milton Brooks, 86, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Don Bolin officiating. Burial followed in Republican Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Brooks was born April 10, 1924 in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Charlie Brooks and Pearl M. (White) Brooks. He was a retired machinist for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, attended Republican Grove Baptist Church, served in the Marine Corp and was a World War II veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jessie Brooks; one daughter, Patricia Dian Brooks; one stepdaughter, Janice Carey; three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include: his wife of 20 years, Marie Brooks of Yuma; one son, Woody (Mary Anne) Brooks of Yuma; four stepsons, Billy Joe (Wilodean) Whitmore of Atwood, Robert (Shirley) Whitmore of McKenzie, Russell (Ann) Whitmore of Tigrett, and Ricky (Betty) Whitmore of Fredricstown, Missouri; one sister, Ruby Bragg of Morton, Mississippi; three grandchildren, 15 step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 26 step-great-grandchildren and eight step-great-great-grandchildren.

PATSY MAE WAKEFIELD
1942-2011
HUNTINGDON: Patsy Mae Wakefield, 68, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were Sunday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Bryant officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Wakefield was born November 13, 1942 in Buena Vista to the late L.C. Longmire and Onieta (Eubank) Longmire. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: her husband of 54 years, George D. Wakefield of Huntingdon; one son, Mike Wakefield of Huntingdon; one sister, Rita Dugger of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

MILDRED SPRINGER BRIDGES
1915-2011
HUNTINGDON: Mildred Springer Bridges, 96, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Camden General Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. at Clarksburg Church of Christ with Bro. Billy Ringold officiating. Burial followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Bridges was born February 14, 1915 in Carroll County to the late Clarence Springer and Lillian Simpson Springer. She was a member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ and a homemaker.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bridges; five sisters, Hester Scott, Lola Rosser, Vera Collins, Polly Simpson, and Lorene Springer; and two brothers, Wayne Springer and Henry Springer.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Douglas and Janis (James) Shobe, both of Camden; one son, Danny (Mary) Bridges of Decatur, Tennessee; one sister, Alva Jean Boyd of Huntingdon; one brother, Harlon "Pete" Springer of Huntingdon; an adopted sister, Hilda Gregory; seven grandchildren, one step-granddaughter; eight great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

NANCY JANE MCFADDEN
1938-2011
PARIS: Nancy Jane McFadden, 72, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services were Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Poplar Grove Cemetery with Bro. Alan Trull officiating.
Mrs. McFadden was born November 5, 1938 in Springville to the late Hubert Gaulding and Sue Francis Cox Gaulding. She was Methodist.
Survivors include: her husband, Basil McFadden of Paris; two sons, Brad (Benetta) Olds of Ashland City and John (Cheri) Douglass of Paris; three sisters, Sue Carol Nichols of Paris, Patricia Perales of Dickson and Michalea Sturdivant of Memphis; one brother, Frank Gaulding of Gleason; and four grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JACK W. REECE
1943-2011
MCKENZIE: Jack W. Reece, 67, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating.
Mr. Reece was born April 24, 1943 in Hendersonville to the late Ruby T. Reese and Christine Anderson. He worked as a paint and body man in Paris.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Hall.
Survivors include: his wife, Geraldine Alderson of McKenzie; three daughters, Tammy Nelson of Florida; Jodi Reese of Pennsylvania, and Jackie Reese of Illinois; five sons, Rick Reese, Randy Reese, Danny Reese, Kenny Reese, and David Reese, all of Illinois; one stepdaughter, Penny Radie of Illinois; one stepson, Dale Alderson of Texas; one sister, Ruby Lee Rainkert of Washington; three brothers, Johnny Reese of Tennessee, Billy Reese of Illinois and Bob Reese of California; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

GARY LYNN BAKER
1954-2011
BRUCETON: Gary Lynn Baker, 56, formerly of Holladay, died Thursday, March 31, at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Bret Mebane officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery near Holladay.
Mr. Baker was born October 22, 1954 in Bruceton to the late Junior Baker and Nina Ruth Henry Baker. He was a retired maintenance worker for Vulcan in Holladay and Pentecostal in faith.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Danny Baker, Donnie Baker and Todd Baker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Williams of Bruceton; one son, Matt Baker of Bruceton; one sister, Lisa Baker of Holladay; and two grandchildren.

JEANNINE EASON MANERS
1930-2011
CLARKSVILLE: Jeannine Eason Maners, 80, formerly of Bruceton, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 after a brief illness. A celebration of life is Wednesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Chapel with Dr. LeNoir Culbertson officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Bruceton with Daniel Patterson and Dr. LeNoir Culbertson officiating.
Mrs. Maners was born April 21, 1930 in Akron, Ohio to the late James and Kathleen Sills Eason. She grew up in Vale and later attended and graduated from Central High School in Bruceton. She was a member of Madison Street United Methodist Church and former member at Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi for over 30 years.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Hall; and brothers, Bobby, James and Baxter Eason.
Survivors include: her husband of 63 years, Bill Maners of Clarksville; one son, Steve (Lynn) Maners of Tupelo, Mississippi; one daughter, Kathy (Dave) Patterson of Clarksville; one brother, Martin (JoAnn) Eason of Bruceton; one sister, Barbara (Bucky) Wiles of LaVale, Maryland; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison Street United Methodist Church, 319 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37049 or to First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040.

EMMA LOU GILMER
1931-2011
CENTERVILLE, TENNESSEE: Emma Lou Gilmer, 80, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville. Funeral services were Monday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Centerville with Bill McDonald officiating. Burial followed in Chessor Cemetery in Centerville.
Mrs. Gilmer was born February 28, 1931 in Lobelville to the late Dee Cunningham and Lillie (Armstrong) Cunningham. She was a member of Twomey Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her husband, Bobby Gilmer, Sr. of Centerville; three sons, Bobby (Darla) Gilmer, Jr. of Watervalley, Mississippi, Greg (Tammy) Gilmer of Perry, Georgia and Tim (Amber) Gilmer of Bruceton; two daughters, Faye (Butch) Byrn of Dickson and Linda (Jake) Jenkins of Duck River; one brother, Jack Cunningham of Centerville; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

DORIS MARIE WILLOUGHBY
1917-2011
PARIS: Doris Marie Willoughby, 93, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Graveside services were Thursday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Cemetery in Paris with Rev. Jenna Goggins and Arthur Lodge officiating.
Mrs. Willoughby was born July 11, 1917 in McKenzie to the late Robert Bond Hearn, Sr. and Mary Maureen Dinwiddie Hearn. She was a piano teacher for 60 years, member of The Rainbow of Sound, and member of First Presbyterian Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Ellison Willoughby, Sr.; one daughter, Lynn Ellison Willoughby; and one son, William Ellison Willoughby, Jr.
Survivors include: one son, Gary (Jennifer) Willoughby of Paris; one brother, Robert Bond (Nancy Thompson) Hearn, Jr. of LaFollett, Tennessee; one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA ELAINE KEE
1957-2011
CEDAR GROVE: Barbara Elaine Kee, 53, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Memorial services were Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at Huntingdon First Baptist Church with Bro. Fred Ward officiating.
Mrs. Kee was born May 4, 1957 in Carroll County to the late Robert Smothers and Minnie V. (Dill) Smothers. She was a self-employed caregiver.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Kee; and one brother, Kenny Smothers.
Survivors include: one daughter, Chasity Kee of Cedar Grove; one son, Timothy (Christie) Kee of Huntingdon; three sisters, Ruby Meggs and Bonnie Smothers, both of Huntingdon, and Sandy of Nashville; three brothers, Wendel Smothers of Chicago, Illinois, Jim Smothers and Tim Smothers, both of Huntingdon; and four grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

SAMMY DIAL PILLOW
1944-2011
HUNTINGDON: Sammy Dial Pillow, 66, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Friday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Dr. Thomas Wright Pillow and Bro. Gary Vick officiating. Burial followed in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Pillow was born May 20, 1944 in Shelby County to the late Sam Walker Pillow and Mary L. Shell Pillow. He was an electrician and member of Calvary Methodist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn Bailey Pillow of Huntingdon; two sons, Jeffery Pillow of Huntingdon and Mark (Chrystal) Pillow of Camden; one sister, Margaret (Jimmy) Powell of Paris; one brother, Dr. Thomas Wright (Jo) Pillow of Collierville; and three grandchildren.

CHARLOTTE PUCKETT
1973-2011
GLEASON: Charlotte Puckett, 38, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Volunteer Community Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Billy Garner officiating. Burial followed in Sandhill Cemetery near Gleason.
Mrs. Puckett was born February 5, 1973. She was a CNA for Van Ayer Nursing Home in Martin.
Survivors include: her husband, Joe Puckett of Gleason; three sons, Tommy Joe Puckett, James Michael Puckett and Cory Puckett, all of Gleason; one daughter, Leslie Marie Puckett of Gleason; parents, Mary Peevyhouse (David) Jenkins and James Price; one sister, Tracy Garner of Sharon; and two half-brothers, Danny Jenkins and Tony Jenkins, both of Greenfield.

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