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Obituaries Archive: May 21 - June 3



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MATTIE NOVELLA ALLEN
1926-2011
MCKENZIE: Mattie Novella Allen, 85, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie First Baptist Church with Bro. John Adams and Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Allen was born January 24, 1926 in Lauderdale County to the late George Allen and Callie Griffin Garrett. She was retired from the Milan Arsenal and member of First Baptist Church of McKenzie.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Phillip Allen; one sister, Beauton Taylor; and two brothers, Lonzo Cochran and George Garrett.
Survivors include: three daughters, Peggy Hutchison and Martha (James) Hastings, both of McKenzie, and Mary Ann (Gene) Sydnor of Oakfield; nine grandchildren, Tim Hutchison, Mike Hutchison, Donna Watson, Mark Sydnor, Kevin Sydnor, April Moore, Anthony Sydnor, Kim Brannon, and Susan Dyer; 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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MAULINE WHITE GREELING
1914-2011
MCKENZIE: Mauline White Greeling, 96, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Lifecare Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Burton officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Greeling was born August 31, 1914 in Cedar Grove to the late Claude and Florence Goodrum White. She was a former Licensed Practical Nurse at Alton State Hospital in Alton, Illinois, moved to McKenzie in 1967 and began working for the Carroll County Nursing Home in Huntingdon. She later worked for the Carroll County Developmental Center and did home setting and care in the area.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Eugene Greeling; one grandson, Eric Lucian Miller; two sisters, Lona White and Rachel Chapman; and three brothers, H.L. (Pete) White, Elmer White and Wayne White.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judith Gramates Davis of Marietta, Georgia and Lorraine Miller of McKenzie; two sisters, Joyce Biggart of Huntingdon and Mary Alice Foster of Atwood; two brothers, Bill White of McLemoresville and Bob White of Trezevant; five grandchildren, Sian Gramates of Cambridge, Massachussetts, John (Crystal) Gramates of Arnold, Maryland, Tom (Dawn) Gramates of Clinton, Missour, Dina (Tim) Rury of Marietta, Georgia, and Jessie (Danny) Belew of Gleason; five great-grandchildren, Athena Gramates, Alexis Gramates, both of Arnold, Maryland, Sophia Gramates of Clinton, Missouri, Tyler Vaughn of Gleason and Nicholas Rury of Marietta, Georgia.
Paid obit

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JAMES COY BROCKMAN
1937-2011
TREZEVANT: James Coy Brockman, 74, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at Trezevant First Baptist Church with Bro. Malcolm Norton officiating. Burial followed in Republican Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Brockman was born February 10, 1937 in Trezevant to the late James Wilson and Flossie Savannah Moore Brockman. He was an auto parts department manager, minister and member of First Baptist Church in Trezevant.
Survivors include: his wife, Grace Helen Singleton Brockman; one daughter, Vickie Coleman; one son, Ricky (Robin) Brockman of Trezevant; one brother, Frankie Brockman of McKenzie; four grandchildren, Amanda (Ryan) White of Milan, Nathan Brockman of Trezevant, Monica (Dallas) Brasfield of Milan, and Ryan (Cera) Brockman of Trezevant; and four great-grandchildren.
The family has asked to please consider a contribution to the First Baptist Church of Trezevant Building Fund.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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IRENE YARBROUGH
HUNTINGDON: Irene Dessie Yarbrough, 94, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mrs. Yarbrough was born November 15, 1916 in Carroll County to the late Dave G. Neely and Minnie (Dickerson) Neely. She was a retired seamstress for the Publix Shirt Corp. and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Yarbrough; three sisters, Maggie Williams, Bessie Wilson, and Leecie Turner; and two brothers, Otis "Cokie" Neely and Glen Neely.
Survivors include: her daughter, Jo Anne (Robert F.) Bennett of Huntingdon; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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MARY FRANCIS GLOSSON TAYLOR DUNCAN
1943-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Mary Francis Glosson Taylor Duncan, 67, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. James S. Daniel officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Duncan was born August 24, 1943 in Carroll County to the late Alvis Dossis Glosson and Verdie Irene Taylor Glosson. She was a retired nurse from Asheboro Hospital in North Carolina.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Richard Duncan; one son, Robert Donald Taylor; three sisters, June Chapman, Beatrice Underwood and Opal Thompson; and three brothers, John Alvis Glosson, Nolan Glosson and Charles Glosson.
Survivors include: one daughter, Vickie Dee (David) Kummberfeldt of Campbell, California; two sons, Daniel Brent Taylor of Hawaii and Robert Earl Taylor, Jr.; four sisters, Shirley Glosson of Kingston Spring, Shelba Herring of Arkansas, Chessie Wardlaw of Camden, and Lou Ellen Holley of Bruceton; one brother, Jerry Glosson of Hollow Rock; and nine grandchildren.

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JOHN THOMAS HINSON, JR.
1951-2011
BUCHANAN: John Thomas Hinson, Jr., 60, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral services were Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Paris with Ronnie McClure, Jim Farmer and Billy Ross officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery in Buchanan.
Mr. Hinson was born March 14, 1951 in McKenzie to the late John Thomas Hinson, Sr. and Mary Agnes Duncan Hinson. He was currently the Assistant Director of Henry County Schools and member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and Henry County Gun Club.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Stephen Hinson.
Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Coats Hinson of Buchanan; one son, John Thomas Hinson, III of Buchanan; two sisters, Patricia (Ronnie) McClure and Becky (Brad) White, both of Buchanan; and one brother, Jerry (Jenetta) Hinson of Scottsboro, Alabama.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CHARLES DUANE RIDLEY
1927-2011
MCKENZIE: Charles Duane Ridley, 83, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral services are Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Eric Corbin, Randy Thompson, Kenny Carr and Pat Driskell officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Military Honors.
Mr. Ridley was born April 21, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Otto and Ila Mann Ridley. He was retired from Kentucky and Tennessee Clay Company in Gleason and member of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo Rochelle Ridley; one sister, Ruth Ridley Carr; one brother, Frank L. (Bobby) Ridley; and a stepgrandson, Andrew Carson.
Survivors include: his wife, Opal Ruth Johnson Phifer Ridley of McKenzie; two daughters, Cathy (Christopher) Willi of Leesburg, Virginia and Angela Ridley of Nashville; one son, Stephen (Sharon) Ridley of Nolesnville, Tennessee; nine stepchildren, Roger Phifer of Lexington, Alicia Dodd of Camden, Nelda (Tommy) Ridley of Camden, Gary (Elizabeth) Phifer of Camden, Anita Barton-Benefield (John Benefield) of Bruceton, Debra (Jerry) Cobb of Huntingdon, Nancy (Brent) Eubank of Huntingdon, Jackie Phifer of Paris, Jimmy (Kris) Phifer of Jackson; one sister, Joyce (Bill) Driskell of Athens, Alabama; one brother, Joe (Mary Lou) Ridley of McKenzie; five grandchildren, Robert Ridley, Stephanie Ridley, Justin Ridley, Sara Marie Willi; 16 step-grandchildren, Julie (Jeremy) Campbell, Barry (Vickie) Phifer, Jennifer Phifer, Jeremy Phifer, David Dodd, Michael Dodd, Jason Dodd, Kelly (Daniel) Cooper, Christopher Barton, Chelsey Cobb, Kyle Phifer, Lindsey Eubank, Rachel Phifer, Justin Phifer, Nick Phifer, Ariel Phifer; 15 step-great-grandchildren, Makenzie Carson, Brylee Campbell, Madison Phifer, Adam Phifer, Morgan Phifer, Allie Phifer, Grant Phifer, Danielle Dodd, Julie Dodd, Ashley Dodd, Jeremiah Dodd, Emily Dodd, Ben Dodd, Addison Wilson, and Madisyn Barton.
Paid obit

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DELIA SUE STEWART
2917-2011
MCKENZIE: Delia Sue Stewart, 83, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 18, 4 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Stewart was born June, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Oscar and Lillian Newbill Stafford. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Stewart; one daughter, Judy Webb; two sisters, Virginia Gurley and Alice Parrish; and one brother, Thelon Stafford.
Survivors include: one son, Eddie (Nancy) Stewart of Clarksburg; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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HOWARD EUGENE DICKINSON
1930-2011
MCKENZIE: Howard Eugene Dickinson, 81, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Oak Manor Healthcare. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 24, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in the Rosser Community.
Mr. Dickinson was born February, 1930 in Boomer, West Virginia to the late Van Buren and Jennie Dickinson. He was a Korean War Army veteran, minister for the Church of God and member of Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Inez Dickinson, Eloise Dickinson and Milly Hipkins.
Survivors include: two daughters, Kim Dickinson of Baltimore, Maryland and Rachel Dickinson of Holiday, Tennessee; six sons, Steve (Joanne) Dickinson, Mike Dickinson and Mark Dickinson, all of Baltimore, Maryland, Chris Dickinson of Camden, Matt (Mary Beth) Dickinson and Greg Dickinson, both of McKenzie; one brother, Jerry Changes of North Carolina; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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WILLIE G. HINSON
1943-2011
TREZEVANT: Willie G. Hinson, 67, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mr. Hinson was born May, 1943 to the late Luther and Opelia Hinson. He was a Vietnam Army veteran and a painter for ITT and Allsteel. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Nell Gilliam and Ruby Sanders; and one brother, Anthony (Sam) Hinson.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Seavers Hinson of Trezevant; one daughter, Roxanne Young and her fiancé, Jesse Hammonds of Trezevant; one son, Alan Hinson of Trezevant; one sister, Louise Treadwell of Trenton; two brothers, L.B. Hinson and J.W. Hinson, both of Trenton; two grandchildren, Beth Anne Young and Dalton Young; and one great-grandson, Lane Dowdy.
Paid obit

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ROY L. MARTIN
1925-2011
MCKENZIE: Roy L. Martin, 85, died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mr. Martin was born December, 1925 in Centerville, Tennessee to Willard and Sally Brown Martin. He worked at Gaines Manufacturing in McKenzie.
Survivors include: one daughter, Linda (Butch) Edwards of McKenzie; four sons, Thomas (Deby) Martin of Ft. Worth, Texas, Steve Martin of McKenzie, Ronnie Martin of Greenfield and Stanley Martin of McKenzie; two sisters, Addie Brown Totty of Centerville, and Agnes Harvill of Auburndale, Florida; two brothers, Raymond Martin of Centerville and Ralph Martin of Nashville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several stepchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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MARGARET ANN DOVE
1945-2011
HUNTINGDON: Margaret Ann Dove, 65, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at her home. Funeral services are Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dove was born May 29, 1945 in Huntingdon to the late C.S. Butler and Naomi Robinson. She was a retired school teacher for the Carroll County Board of Education and a member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, David Dove of Huntingdon; one daughter, Tamara Cunningham of Huntingdon; and one granddaughter.

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SUSIE LEE (WEATHERS) BRIGHT
1932-2011
HUNTINGDON: Susie Lee (Weathers) Bright, 78, died Sunday, May 16, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Thursday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. John Williams officiating. Burial followed in Parkers Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Bright was born July 21, 1932 in Carroll County to the late Charlie Priest Weathers and Florence (Pearson) Weathers. She was a retired cook for Dean's Restaurant and member of Parkers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Bright; three sisters, Edda Mae (Weathers) Owens, Nadine (Weathers) Gooch, and Lula (Weathers) Ford; four brothers, Charlie P. Weathers, L. B. Weathers, Paul Weathers, and John Elvis Weathers; and one grandson, Victor Holder.
Survivors include: one daughter Mildred (George) Holder of Huntingdon; one granddaughter; one grandson; four great-grandchildren; one brother, A. L. Weathers of Lexington; and one sister, Mamie Donald of Huntingdon.

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JOE NEAL VAUGHN
1951-2011
HUNTINGDON: Joe Neal Vaughn, 59, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at Humbles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Matthew Floyd and Bro. Verdell Allen officiating. Burial followed in Humbles Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Vaughn was born September 8, 1951 in Carroll County to the late James Ernest Vaughn and Minnie Carolyn (Ellis) Vaughn. He was a production worker for New Generations Furniture Company and a member of Humbles Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Dale Vaughn; one sister, Carolyn Vaughn; and two brothers, Ricky Lynn Vaughn and William Davis "Bill" Vaughn.
Survivors include: his wife of 40 years, Glenda (Hampton) Vaughn; two sons, Jason Vaughn of Huntingdon and Jonathan (Kelly) Vaughn of Lexington; six sisters, Virginia Lunsford of Lexington, Patsy (Richard) Smith, Alice (Houston) Christian, both of Huntingdon, Reni Davenport of Westport, Peggy (Lee) Ellis, Tammy (David) Kyle, both of Huntingdon; five brothers, Harold (Patsy) Vaughn of Huntingdon, Carter (Faye) Vaughn of Memphis, Mike (Kris) Vaughn of Pinson, David (Brenda) Vaughn of Pennsylvania, Kenny (Audrea) Vaughn of Gleason; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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DENNIS WAYNE STEED
1948-2011
WESTPORT: Dennis Wayne Steed, 62, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Jamison Cemetery.
Mr. Steed was born August 16, 1948 in Jackson to the late Archie James Steed and Mary Nelle (Lewis) Steed. He received his graduate degree from the University of Memphis, was a retired teacher for the Jackson-Madison County School System and a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon.
Survivors include: his wife of 40 years, Delores (Wells) Steed of Westport; one son, Jason Wayne (Kim) Steed of Westport; two sisters, Marilyn Joy (Jim) Hill of Wilder, Kentucky and Emily Ann Steed of Louisville; two brothers, James Larry (Beverley) Steed of Citrus Springs, Florida and David Lewis (Faith) Steed of Austin, Texas.

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GROVER "BO" GOOCH
1926-2011
YUMA: Grover "Bo" Bolen Gooch, 84, died Thursday, May 19, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Don McKee officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery in Yuma.
Mr. Gooch was born October 12, 1926 in Yuma to the late Leon Gooch and Burline (Bolen) Gooch. He was a Water Supply Tech for CSX Railroad Company, member of Yuma Baptist Church, member of Railroad Union; he served in the Army and was a World War II veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mae Henri Gooch; and a son, Gary Bolen Gooch.
Survivors include: one daughter, Leanne (Ward) Pritchard of Yuma; one sister, Jean McKee of Yuma; one brother, Robert Gooch of Yuma; and two grandchildren.

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DWAIN EDWARD HOLLOWELL
1934-2011
TREZEVANT: Dwain Edward Hollowell, 76, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Guinn Hodges officiating. Burial followed in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mr. Hollowell was born December 10, 1934 to the late Chester A. Hollowell and Ida Freedonia Allen. He was a retired farmer and veteran of U.S. Army.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Elvis Hollowell; and one sister, Dortha Wilson.
Survivors include: his companion, Joan Rhoades of Trezevant; her children, Kendra Goodman and Jerrica Rhoades, both of McKenzie, and Teresa Maillard of Cochranton, Pennsylvania; two sons, Jason Hollowell of Huntingdon and Kenny (Carrie) Hollowell of Trezevant; one daughter, Elaine (Steve) Fly of Trezevant; one brother, O'Neal Hollowell of Atwood; one sister, Betty Johnson of Milan; five grandchildren, Morgan Gunter, Madison Gunter, Dusty Hollowell, Jessie Hollowell, and Cydney Hollowell.
Paid obit

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GERALDINE NAPIER
1937-2011
MCKENZIE: Geraldine Napier, 73, died Saturday, May 27, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. There will be no visitation or service. Burial of the cremains will be in West Virginia.
Mrs. Napier, a factory worker, was born August 27, 1937 in Neibert, West Virginia to the late Newman and Dorothy Pack White. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Marguerite Sine.
Survivors include: two daughters, Dawn Kelli Waller of McLemoresville and Karen Albright; one son, Barry Christian of Rock Hill, South Carolina; one brother, Arthur White of Genoa, West Virginia; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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RANDAL ALLEN PILLOW
1971-2011
TREZEVANT: Randal Allen Pillow, 39, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Lipford officiating. Burial followed in Double Springs Cemetery in Humboldt.
Mr. Pillow was born December 7, 1971 in Milan. He was a self-employed truck driver, Baptist, and member of CB Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Pillow; and one sister, Rita Pillow.
Survivors include: his wife, Loretta (Suzie) Pillow of Trezevant; his mother, Kay Pratt Anderson of Fayetteville, Tennessee; two stepdaughters, Amber Ratliff of Trezevant and Ashton Ratliff-Clay of Lavinia; and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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