Obituaries Archive: July 2 - July 15
MARLIN JACKSON (JAY) RUDDELL
MANSFIELD: Marlin Jackson (Jay) Ruddell, 64, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home. Graveside services were Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at Memorial Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Ruddell was born May 26, 1947 in Batesville. He was a retired truck driver for Navajo Trucking in Jackson and also retired from the Navy after serving 21 years. During his time in service he served in Vietnam.
He was preceded in death by his father, Curmey Ruddell; and his stepfather, Waldo Pyle.
Survivors include: his wife of 29 years, Vivian L Ruddell; his mother, Hester Joanna Pyle of Dexter, Missouri; two daughters, Mindy (Brein) Hawks of McKenzie and Rebecca (Kevin) Mayfield of Golden Valley, Arizona; three sons, Donald (LaVone) Ruddell of Mansfield, Michael Ruddell of Memphis, and Matthew (Samantha Lonon) Ruddell of Mansfield; five sisters, Brenda Wells, Joanna (Bradshaw) Smith, Theresa Brown and Tammy (Dave) Wilburn all of Missouri, and Debra Potts of Paris; and 12 grandchildren.
WILLIAM BARRY IVIE
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA: William Barry Ivie, 65, died June 7, 2011. Funeral services were Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Avenue. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ivie was born to John W. and Mildred Ivie. He graduated from East Lansing, Michigan, High School and from Bethel College. He was employed at Union Carbide for a number of years and owner of Excel Safety Training. He was a member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, John W. Ivie.
Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn W. Ivie; two daughters, Teresa Gorman (David) of Salem, Ohio and Susan E. Ivie of Nashville; his mother, Mildred Ivie of McKenzie; sister, Vickie (Don) Bennett of McKenzie.
HUGH DOUGLAS THOMAS
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Hugh Douglas Thomas, formerly of Bruceton, died Monday July 4, 2011 in Pensacola. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in the Welcome Center of First Baptist Church, Huntingdon with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Thomas was born April 17, 1931 to the late J. C. and Margaret Grubbs Thomas of Jasper, Tennessee. He retired from E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company with 36 years of service. He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was Church Assignment Secretary with the Gideons International, a member of the Hollow Rock-Bruceton School Board for eight years, a member of the Carroll County Indigent Care Board, and a member of the Selective Service Board in Carroll and Decatur counties. He was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for several years until his health began to fail. He was a member of the Waverly Masonic Lodge for 57 years and a member of the Scottish Rite Temple in Nashville. He served as Deacon in the First Baptist Church in Waverly, First Baptist Church in Bruceton, and First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. In 2010, Hugh and Willodean left their friends and family in Bruceton and their church in Huntingdon to move into the beautiful "Veranda of Pensacola" to be near their son and his family. He was a member of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two brothers-in-law.
Survivors include: his wife, Willodean Cary Thomas; one son, James Cary (Cayce) Thomas; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Jacie Wright of Rockwood and Dot Mason.
The family requests no flowers, please. Donations may be made to Gideons International for Memorial Bibles, the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, Huntingdon, or Farmville Cemetery Trust Fund at P. O. Box 53 Yuma, TN 38390.
KENNETH RAY CRIDER
HUNTINGDON: Kenneth Ray Crider, 75, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at his home. Graveside services were Thursday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Palmer Shelter Cemetery.
Mr. Crider was born January 2, 1936 in Jackson to the late Kenton Crider and Anna Mae (Barefoot) Crider. He was a retired fabrication engineer for ITT Corporation, a Catholic by belief, served in the United Sates Army, loved old cars and being with his family. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Armstrong.
Survivors include: his wife of 36 years, Lavonda (Little) Crider; one daughter, Rebecca (Bruce) Rickley of Horn Lake, Mississippi, two sons, Philip (Roxanne) Crider of Gleason and Jimmy Love of Harvest, Alabama; three sisters, June Crider of Huntingdon, Jane Crider of Atlanta, and Linda K. Hollowell of Huntingdon; two brothers, Ed Crider of Huntingdon and Connie Crider of Gleason; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
COETTER FOULKS PORTER
HUNTINGDON: Coetter Foulks Porter, 90, died Sunday July 3, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Rufus Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Porter was born January 19, 1921 in Carroll County to the later Jeff Foulks and Virgie (Hampton) Foulks. She was a retired nurse's aide for Harper Hospital and a member of Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, E.D. Porter, Sr.; one sister, Veddie Dupree; and five brothers, Hubert Foulks, Hulon Foulks, Willie Jeff Foulks, Rufus Foulks and Roger Lee Foulks.
Survivors include: two daughters, Virgie Nell Porter Thomas of Bruceton and Rosetta (Scottie) Clark of Nashville; four sons, Eddie (Rena) Porter of Bruceton, Pete McDonald Porter of Detroit, Michigan, Charles (Shirley) Porter of Huntingdon, and Bernis Porter of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Lacqulia Walker of Detroit, Michigan; two brothers, Oliver (Chestine) Foulks of Huntingdon and Joe Lewis (Rose) Foulks of Detroit, Michigan; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
PANSY JANE PACE
HOLLOW ROCK: Pansy Jane Pace, 61, died Thursday, July 7, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m.at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Robert White officiating. Burial followed in Hebron Cemetery.
Mrs. Pace was born June 13, 1950 in Huntingdon to the late Amos Williams, Sr. and Audrey (Chandler) Williams. She had worked as an inspector for the H. I. S. Company and was member of the Hebron United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dewey Williams.
Survivors include: her husband of 41 years, William Pace of Hollow Rock; two daughters, Karen (Rowland) Fisher of Jackson and Brandy Morrow of Bruceton; one son, John (Wendy) Pace of Clarksburg; five sisters, Peggy (Waddell) Park of Bruceton, Patsy (Dwayne) Hill and Polly (Billy) Melton, both of Huntingdon, Molly Rumley and Pattie (Larry) Allen, both of Bruceton; four brothers, Pat (Sue) Williams, Amos (Delores) Williams, Jr., Dwight (Martha) Williams, Daniel (Joyce) Williams, all of Huntingdon; and seven grandchildren.
VERDA CARROLL BAUMGARDNER
LAVINIA: Verda Carroll Baumgardner, 94, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in Carter's Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Baumgardner was born February 1, 1917 in Huntingdon to the late George W. Tedder and Hattie Mae Younger Tedder. She was a member of the Carter's Chapel Methodist Church and a retired employee of Milan Mills. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Adrain Carroll; her second husband, P. H. Baumgardner; a son, Connie Carroll; five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: three sons, Dwayne Carroll of Sharon Ray Carroll and Jimmy Carroll, both of Huntingdon; two stepsons, Johnnie B. Baumgardner of Lavinia and Willie Howard Baumgardner of Huntingdon; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
PATTY SUE HALEY
HUNTINGDON: Patty Sue Haley, 87, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Haley was born August 20, 1923 in Carroll County to the late Vern C. Thomeson and Sarah Lee Omie Foster Thomeson. She was a retired employee of Publix Shirt Corporation and a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Haley, Sr.; a son, George F. Haley, Jr.; a brother, V. C. Thomeson; and a sister, Dorothy Porter.
Survivors include: two daughters, Melba Sue (Susie) Tate, Sara Elizabeth Haley, both of Huntingdon; two sons, Donald C. (Barbara Jean) Haley of Westport and James P. (Patricia) Haley, of Montague, Michigan; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
REV. JAMES H. STEWART
MCKENZIE: Rev. James H. Stewart, 71, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Funeral services were Monday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at Long Heights Baptist Church.
Rev. Stewart served as pastor of Cedar Hill Baptist Church, Cottage Grove; First Baptist Church, Trenton; and Greater Enon Baptist Church, McKenzie. He served as Vice Moderator of the Obion River District Association and for several years served as Moderator. He was also a very active servant in several community organizations.
He was married to the late Ollie F. Williams and to this union three children were born: David, Dereck and Danita. In December he married Ruth Beard.
Baskerville Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
REV. JOHN E. PUGH
MCKENZIE: Rev. John E. Pugh, 88, died Sunday, June 26, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at McKenzie First United Methodist Church with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie.
Rev. Pugh was born November 28, 1922 to the late Huley and Grace Pugh. He was a retired United Methodist Church minister for the Memphis Annual Conference, a retired teacher for McKenzie High School, and a World War II Army veteran. While at McKenzie High School, he started the first McKenzie High School Chorus.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Susan Beatty and Ken Pugh.
Survivors include: his wife, Lois R. Pugh; two daughters, Sandy Hunt of Memphis and Grace (Joel) Hubbard of New Jersey; one son, David Pugh of McKenzie; one brother, Curtis Pugh of McKenzie; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
LAWRENCE J. PIEPHO
TREZEVANT: Lawrence J. Piepho, 75, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Oak Manor Nursing Home. Memorial services were Thursday, July 7, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield with Hulon Ray Neal officiating. Burial followed in Northwest Tennessee Cemetery in Huntingdon.
Mr. Piepho was born June 9, 1936 in Trezevant to the late Fredrick Walsh Piepho and Ariel Madeline Hauge. He worked for himself and as a truck driver.
Survivors include: his wife, Grace Helen (Griffin) Piepho of Trezevant; and one daughter, Wanda (Piepho) Maples of Milan.
ROBERT CLYDE MULLINS
GLEASON: Robert Clyde Mullins, 72, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Memorial services were Friday, July 8, at 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Kenny Carr officiating. Cremation followed.
Mr. Mullins was born September 6, 1938 in Newbern to the late Hurley D. Mullins and Jesse B. Isabell Mullins. He was a lifelong truck driver and last worked for Randy Crutcher at Three Rivers Trucking in Paris and was a Baptist.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Mullins and Junior Mullins.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Flowers Mullins of Gleason; two stepdaughters, Pam Cory of Paducah, Kentucky and Sandra Kay Long; one stepson, James Fallis of Dyersburg; three sisters, Marie Mullins of Paris, Juanita Smith of Cottage Grove, and Caroline Whitson of Paris; one brother, Ray Mullins of Paris; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
JOSEPH WALTER MILAM
HUNTINGDON: Joseph Walter Milam, Sr., 80, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Hampton officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Milam was born August 4, 1930 in Yuma to the late William Thomas Milam and Pauline Walter Wall Milam. He was a retired farmer and supervisor for Publix Shirt Corporation and a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ. He was active in the Ruritan Club, a coach for Little League and Babe Ruth, and the soil conservation Farmer of the Year in 2006.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Milam; a daughter, Gail Milam Clement; and a brother, Billy Milam.
Survivors include: one son, Joseph "Joe" (Lynn) Milam, Jr. of Savannah; one daughter, Kay (Pat) Bishop of Huntingdon; two sisters, Gwen Page of Lexington and Yuvonne (John) Simonton of Lexington; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time of services.
WILLIAM DALE BOYD
PURYEAR: William Dale Boyd, 71, died Monday, July 11, 2011 at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan.
Mr. Boyd was born December 7, 1939 in Puryear to the late Burgess Burton Boyd and Nina Jackson Boyd. He was a self-employed brick layer, formerly worked at Celotex in Paris and attended New Bethel Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Love Merrell, Jessie B. Clayton and Addie D. Merrell; and four brothers, Harvey Boyd, Quinton Boyd, Bonnie Boyd and Joe Boyd.
Survivors include: his wife, Fay Snow Boyd of Puryear; two daughters, Michelle L. Eaton of Paris and Melissa D. (Ken) Morris of Mascoutah, Illinois; two sisters, Annie Laura LaFever of Paris and Ruby Faye Carter of Henry; one brother, Billy J. (Sally) Boyd of Puryear; and four grandchildren.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA: Evelyn Fowler, 82, died after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 7, at 4 p.m. at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Ormond Beach.
Mrs. Fowler was born February 23, 1929 in Dresden. There she met the love of her life, Wilmoth (Bill) Fowler who she married in 1945 at age 16. They lived in Lansing and DeWitt, Michigan until 1973 until relocating to Daytona Beach. She enjoyed putting her energy into her family which she was devoted to. She was a loving wife, awesome grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was a member of Holly Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include: her children, Janet Lustik, Beverly Woodruff and Timothy Fowler; eight grandsons and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen (Emmett) Gaskin; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Volusia Flagler or the charity of your choice.
WARREN W. COOPER
MCKENZIE: Warren W. Cooper, 84, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at McKenzie Healthcare Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Enon Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mr. Cooper was born February, 1927, in McKenzie, to the late Utah and Louise Cooper. He was employed at GATX, in East Chicago, Indiana. He was a member of State Street Baptist Church, Hammond, Indiana for many years where he was a deacon, usher, and Sunday school teacher. After returning to McKenzie he transferred his membership to First Baptist Church, McKenzie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Britton Cooper; and four brothers, Austin Cooper, Bill Cooper, Russell Cooper and Johnny Cooper.
Survivors include: one daughter, Barbara A. Cooper of McKenzie; one son, Gary (Vickie) Cooper of Portage, Indiana; two brothers, Wayne (Bobbie) Cooper and Charlie (Jan) Cooper, both of McKenzie; three grandchildren, Kimberly Cooper, Gregory Cooper and Patrick Kasch; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
CHARLES ELDRIDGE DOUGLAS
HUNTINGDON: Charles Eldridge Douglas, 79, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside services were Wednesday, June 29, at Barr Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Douglas was born April 13, 1932 in Henderson County to the late Joe Simpson Douglas and Mae Bell (Foutch) Douglas. He had worked as an equipment operator for the Carroll County Highway Department.
Survivors include: two sisters, Daltha Miller of Lexington and Frances Reed of Huntingdon; five nieces and one nephew.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
OTIS EUGENE KING
HUNTINGDON: Otis Eugene King, 40, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Memorial services were Saturday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Leach Full Gospel Church.
Mr. King was born October 3, 1970 in Memphis. He was a self-employed construction worker and a member of the Speedway Terace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one sister, Crystal Lewis.
Survivors include: one daughter, Elaina King of Huntingdon; one son, Eric King of Trezevant; his mother, Patricia (Charles) Smith of Lexington; his father, Danny Lewis of Lexington; three sisters, Melissa Deaton of Greenfield, Carla Heater of Huntingdon and Robyn Gurley of Lexington; and one brother, John Wallace of Lexington.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CHARLES "CHUCK" JUNIOR WEBB
MCKENZIE: Charles "Chuck" Junior Webb, 75, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at his home. Graveside military services are Wednesday, July 6, at 3 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. Webb was born February 24, 1936 in McKenzie to the late Charlie and Brooksie Pauline Nanney Webb. He was a retired postal clerk for the United States Postal Services in McKenzie and a retired Technical Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Dianne Bryant; and one brother, Bobby Jo Webb.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Ann Baukind Webb of McKenzie; and one son, Tim Webb of McKenzie.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 6, prior to the service at the cemetery.
McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GLENDALYN JEAN SUMMERS
GLEASON: Glendalyn Jean Summers, 67, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Beech Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Mrs. Summers was born April 7, 1944 in McKenzie to the late Dewitt Huggins and Christna Allen Summers. She was a beautician and attended Beech Springs Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Summers, Sr.
Survivors include: one son, Jerry (Pam) Summers, Jr.; one daughter, Joy (Steve) Cooper of Dresden; one sister, Linda (Donnie) Day of Flatrock, Indiana; and three grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.
JAMES ELMER MATHENY
PARIS: James Elmer Matheny, 75, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral services were Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Johnny Farmer officiating. Burial followed in New Bethel Cemetery in Henry.
Mr. Matheny was born April 1, 1936 in Paris to the late Edgar Forrest Matheny and Anna Isabel Baker Matheny. He was owner-operator of Matheny Concrete and Construction and member of Mansfield Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James Steven Matheny; and one brother, Wayne Matheny.
Survivors include: his wife, Betty Sue Salyer Matheny of Paris; one daughter, Cheryl (Troy) Hodge of Henry; one son, Mark Allen (Terri) Matheny of Springville; two sisters, Jan Soloway of Walton, Indiana and Jane Lane of Trezevant; five brothers, Ray Matheny of Bremen, Kentucky, Frank Matheny of Atwood, Dale Matheny of Milan, Jerry Matheny of Humboldt, and Gary Matheny of Atwood; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
CHARLES RAY WALTON
BRUCETON: Charles Ray Walton, 66, died Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 6, at 3 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mr. Walton was born May 6, 1945 in Carroll County to the late Charlie Webster Walton and Mildred Iona (Lewis) Walton. He was an employee of Henry I. Siegel. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Patsy Thomas, Shirley Antee and Evelyn Clifton.
Survivors include: three sisters, Peggy Hedge of Bruceton, Debra Madrey of Michigan, and Tamela Gail Walton of Camden; two brothers, James Marvin Walton of California and Jerry Walton of Camden.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.
HUNTINGDON: Verna Bartram, 85, died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Ricketts officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Libertyville, Illinois.
Mrs. Bartram was born September 18, 1925 in Missouri to the late Virgil Selsor and Vergie Wingett Selsor. She was a retired supervisor at Abbott Laboratory in North Chicago, Illinois and a member of the First Pentecostal Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Ward Bartram; six brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Kee and RayAnn Black, both of Huntingdon; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
BRUCETON: Gloria Jean (Fry) Higdon, 67, died Friday, July 1, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, July 3, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home.
Mrs. Higdon was born December 28, 1943 in Carroll County to the late Franklin Hooper Fry and Marjorie (Futch) Fry. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Crocker; and one brother, Douglas Fry.
Survivors include: her husband of 27 years, John Higdon of Bruceton; one son, Scot (Maria) Crocker of Hollow Rock; one sister, Thelma Courtney of Bruceton; and two grandsons.