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Obituaries 2011 Archive: August 13 - August 26


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TERESA JEAN SANDERS
1954-2011
MCKENZIE: Teresa Jean Sanders, 57, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 17, at 3 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ with Bro. John Forgy and Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Miss Sanders was born July 10, 1954 in Bruce, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father, Claudy Sanders.
Survivors include: her mother, Sue Brown Sanders of McKenzie; two sisters, Peggy (Dennis) Kee and Barbara (Dale) Ghyers, both of McKenzie; four nephews, Josh (Courtney) Kee, Mat (Jessica) Kee, Nick (Angie) Ghyers, and Mark (Michelle) Ghyers; and a niece, Autumn (Joey) Anderson.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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BEATRICE B. BIRINGER
1929-2011
MCKENZIE: Beatrice B. Biringer, 82, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. There will be no services for Mrs. Biringer. The family has selected cremation.
Mrs. Biringer was born March 1, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to the late James and Bessie Lusk. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Biringer, Sr.
Survivors include: one daughter, Beatrice B. (Kenneth) Bolt of McKenzie; two sons, John (Dee-en) Biringer, Jr. of Chicago Ridge, Illinois and Kenneth (Fran Recchia) Biringer of Chicago, Illinois; and one granddaughter, Sandra Biringer.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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RONALD B. WHEAT
MCKENZIE: Ronald B. Wheat, 55, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Hillview Community Living Center in Dresden. Funeral services were Friday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at the Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Caledonia Cemetery, McKenzie.
Survivors include: by two sisters, Ann Weathers-Kass and her husband, Ted, of Itasca, Illinois, and Rhonda Collins and her husband, Rayford, of Jackson; three brothers, James Hilary Wheat of New Johnsonville, Donald Wheat of Huntingdon and Chris Wheat of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilary and Margie Wheat.

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WILLIAM ODELL SIMMONS
MCLEMORESVILLE: William Odell Simmons, 70, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m. at New Reedy Creek Baptist Church in McLemoresville with burial in the church cemetery.
Mercer Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CHARLES WENDAL LOMAX
1929-2011
BRUCETON: Charles Wendal Lomax, 82, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Holy Catholic Church with Father Joey Kaump officiating.
Mr. Lomax was born March 1, 1929 in Hohenwald to the late Joe Lomax and Glena (Goodman) Lomax. He was a retired truck driver after 45 years of service, a bus driver for the Carroll County School System, an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Camden and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles Michael Lomax.
Survivors include: his wife, Esther (Volk) Lomax of Bruceton; one daughter, Sandy (Jim) Simpson of Bruceton; one son, Danny (Carol) Lomax of Hessville, Indiana; one sister, Grace Vitale of Nevada; one brother, Fred (Stephanie) Lomax of Arizona; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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HERBERT JESSE RITCHEY
1927-2011
CEDAR GROVE: Herbert Jesse Ritchey, 84, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Alex Hilliard officiating.
Mr. Ritchey was born August 5, 1927 in Shelbyville, Kentucky to the late Henry Everett Ritchey and Frances Viola (Townsend) Ritchey. He was a retired forklift operator for C W Transport. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Ritchey; one daughter, Catherine Branon; and one son, Lonnie Armstrong.
Survivors include six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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FRANCES SMITH FRANKLIN
HUNTINGDON: Frances Smith Franklin, 85, died Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, August 22, 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Rufus Chandler and Bro. Johnny Boyd officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery in Huntingdon.
Mrs. Franklin was born November 26, 1925 in Carroll County to the late Arlie J. Miller and Ludie Kirk Miller. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer Smith in 1981; and her second husband, Doug Franklin in 1991; and one son, Russell Smith.
Survivors include: two sons Richard (Patsy) Smith and Billy J. Smith, both of Huntingdon; one daughter, Betty (Bruce) Wilson of Huntingdon; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

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FRANCES HELEN RHODES
1940-2011
MCKENZIE: Frances Helen Rhodes, 70, died Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Henderson County Community Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at Dilday–Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes was born September 30, 1940 in Henderson County to the late Charlie Sylvester Anderson and Lavonia (Fuller) Anderson. She was an employee of Forestwood Restaurant. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Rhodes; two brothers, Alton Anderson and Sylvester Anderson; and two grandsons, Brian Lowe and Barney Floyd.
Survivors include: three daughters, Debra Powers of Huntingdon, Cathy Floyd and Connie Daugherty, both of McKenzie; two sisters, Joan Swafford of Huntingdon and Leonia Pilkerton of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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BILLY JOE EDWARDS
1938-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Billy Joe Edwards, 72, died Friday, August 19, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. James S. Daniel officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mr. Edwards was born October 9, 1938 in Hollow Rock to the late James Lester Edwards and Ennie Lee Holladay Edwards. He was a retired pot room employee for Consolidated Aluminum, member of Prospect Baptist Church and an Army veteran 82nd Airborne.
Survivors include: one aunt and several cousins.

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ELERY “ROD” NORFLEET PARKER
1947-2011
MCKENZIE: Elery “Rod” Norfleet Parker, 64, died Friday, August 19, 2011 at Tennessee State. Funeral services were Monday, August 22, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Long Rock Methodist Church Cemetery near Huntingdon.
Mr. Parker was born February 28, 1947 in Mansfield. He was a retired clerk of 35 years for the U.S. Postal Service in McKenzie, member of Church of Christ, a 1965 Henry High School graduate, a 1973 Bethel College graduate and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970 being honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Parker; his wife of 35 years, Ruth Parker; and one stepson, Donald Sanders.
Survivors include: one daughter, Jeanie Sanders Lowe of McKenzie; one son, James Douglas Sanders of Huntingdon; his mother, Estelle Parker of Henry; four sisters, Janice Perry and Mary Malone, both of Paris, Betty Cate and Joyce Parker, both of Henry; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to McKenzie Church of Christ.

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BUIL D. (JOE) LEE
1928-2011
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Buil Daniel (Joe) Lee, 82, formerly of McKenzie, died Thursday, August 11, 2011. Funeral services were Monday, August 15, at 12 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary and Family Center in Indianapolis.
Mr. Lee was born September 18, 1928. He worked at Eagle Creek Nursery for 52 years.
Survivors include: his wife, Helen Lee; three sisters, three brothers, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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ZETTIE MARIE STAFFORD
1927-2011
MCKENZIE: Zettie Marie Stafford, 84, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at her son’s home. Funeral services were Thursday, August 11, at 2 p.m. at Enon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Richard Allen and Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial followed in Enon Cemetery.
Mrs. Stafford was born April 16, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Ruben Horace and Ruby Edner Haddock Britton. She was a retired garment factory worker at Wilker Brothers Pajama Factory, Henry I. Siegel and Wen-Su Manufacturing Company and member of Enon Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Stafford; five sisters, Dorothy Louise Britton, Pearl Cooper, Gladys Sellers Robinson, Benthel Duncan, and Mildred Snyder; and three brothers, William Lloyd Britton, Marvin Britton, and “Red” Britton.
Survivors include: one son, Kenny (Billy Gene) Stafford of McKenzie; a nephew she helped raise, Ben Britton of Washington State; two sisters, Geneva Horton and Norma Jean Adams Ervin, both of McKenzie; and a granddaughter, Lisa Langford Watkins of Orlando, Florida.
Paid obit

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BEN W. TAYLOR
BRUCETON: Bruceton native Ben W. Taylor, 97, died peacefully at his home in Bruceton on Monday, August 8, 2011. He died in the home where he was born, built by Civil War veteran Jim Taylor in 1999. Funeral services were Friday, August 12, 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor was affectionately known as “Chief” when he taught school in Jackson, Mississippi. He spent his professional career as a teacher, as did his wife, Mildred Taylor, who preceded him in death.
He retired in 1973 to return to Bruceton where he managed a meat business with his brother, Billy Taylor, and farmed. He was also a walking horse enthusiast and raised an eventual champion. Mr. Taylor had a thirst for knowledge and an ability to make friends all his life and will be sorely missed by many.
Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, John and Christine Taylor of Nashville; two granddaughters, Alexandra Taylor of Los Angeles, California, and Victoria Taylor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and one sister, Dorothy Maggio of Sarasota, Florida.
The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Bruceton Funeral Home.
Paid obit

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JOE TAYLOR GLOVER
ATWOOD: Joe Taylor Glover, 73, died Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services were Saturday, August 6, at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Rainey officiating.
Mr. Glover was a retired MAAP employee where he was a heavy equipment mechanic and operator and served as a leader. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lavinia, member of the Woodmen of the World and a Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W. Clayton and Inez Taylor Glover of Atwood; one brother, Edward (Big Ed) Glover, and one sister, Sarah Williams, both of Atwood.
Survivors include: his wife, of 51 years, Dorothy L. Glover; several nieces and nephews and great-nephews and nieces.
Memorials may be directed to the Howse Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Paid obit

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PAUL JACKSON JOHNSON
1922-2011
GREENFIELD: Paul J. Johnson, 89, died Wednesday, July 20, at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Funeral services were Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield with Keith Pence officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Meridian Cemetery near Greenfield.
Mr. Johnson was born February 5, 1922 to the late Herman and Laura Cochran Smith Johnson. He was a retired carpenter and farmer and attended Meridian Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Johnson, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, served as a Medical Aidman with the 423rd Medical Collecting Company and with the 90th General Hospital in England and France. He earned the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze SV Stars having served during the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 4939.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers: Emerson Smith, Brooks Smith, Clarence Smith, Wesley Smith, L.C. Johnson and Raymond Johnson.
Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Cooper Johnson; one son, Tommy (Wanda) Johnson of McKenzie; one sister, Eunice (Keanard) Sellers of Bradford; one grandson, Michael Johnson of McKenzie; and two great-grandsons, Hunter and Jacob Johnson, both of McKenzie.
Honoring him as pallbearers were: Michael Johnson, Shane Johnson, Ray Lynn Smith, Randy Barner, Glenn Hopkins and Randall Pinson.
In addition to Military Honors, members of VFW Post 4939 and Rolling Thunder were present to honor his military service.
Paid obit

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BOBBY WAYNE MARCUS
1952-2011
MCKENZIE: Bobby Wayne Marcus, 59, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. No services are planned and cremation followed visitation.
Mr. Marcus was born May 23, 1952 in Greenfield to the late John and Ildean Dotson Marcus. He was a Baptist in faith and former plant employee at Windy Hill Pet Food Company in McKenzie.
Survivors include: his wife of 26 years, Beverly Kemp Marcus of McKenzie; two daughters, Angela Saylor of McKenzie and Joanna Marcus, both of McKenzie; one son, Timothy Marcus of Paris; and six grandchildren.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CAROLYN T. BURKE
1934-2011
MCKENZIE: Carolyn T. Burke, 77, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 3, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with entombment in Carroll Memorial Gardens, McKenzie.
Mrs. Burke was born February, 1934 in Henry County to the late E.H. and Mary Lou Travis. She was employed for 25 years at the Sears store in McKenzie. She was a member of First Methodist Church, McKenzie BPW and the Inglenook Book Club.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Burke.
Survivors include: one niece, Barbara Beecham; one great-niece, Janet Fresh; one great-nephew, Mark Beecham; three great-great-nieces, Laura Fresh, Angela Beecham and Jessica Beecham; and one great-great-nephew, D J Fresh.
Paid obit

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RAYMOND DEAN SELLERS
1936-2011
LEACH: Bro. Raymond Dean Sellers, 75, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 9, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Chester Earl Siler officiating. Burial followed in Leach Full Gospel Cemetery.
Mr. Sellers was born January 13, 1936 in Carroll County to the late Alvin Thomas Sellers and Fannie Mae Sellers. He was a retired minister and member of the Leach Full Gospel Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Billy Sellers, George Sellers, and an infant brother, James Sellers; two half-sisters, Mildred Greggs and Mattie King; and two half-brothers, Ray Sellers and Arthur Williams.
Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Mable (Allen) Sellers; one daughter, Margaret Sellers of Huntingdon; four sisters, Dorothy Martin, Gertie Dunn, Nellie Myers, all of Cedar Grove, and Shelby Laws of Palestine, Illinois; one brother, Thomas Sellers of Cedar Grove; and two grandchildren, Kevin Dwayne Cary and Clifton Dean Cary

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FAYE TOWNSEND
1935-2011
MCKENZIE: Faye Townsend, 75 formerly of Huntingdon, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services were Friday, August 12, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Holmes and Rev. Alex Hilliard officiating. Burial followed in Palmer Shelter Cemetery.
Mrs. Townsend was born August 30, 1935 in Carroll County to the late William Howard Smothers and Opal Gertrude (Smith) Smothers. She was a retired hair dresser and a member of Davis Chapel United Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Townsend.
Survivors include: two stepsons, Ralph Townsend of McKenzie and Randy (Cheryl) Townsend of Savannah; one sister, Janice (Charles) Ross of McKenzie; and one brother, Grady (Chris) Smothers of Huntingdon.

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BROOKSIE NELL BRINKLEY
1916-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Brooksie Nell Brinkley, 94, died Friday, August 12, 2011 in Newport News, Virginia. Funeral services are Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m. at Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock with Bro. Robert Conley officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Brinkley was born September 7, 1916 in Carroll County to the late Clarence Bennett and Ruby Campbell Bennett. She was a retired seamstress for HIS Co., Inc. and a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Brinkley; three sisters, Evelyn McMackin, Juanita Green and Rachel Jordan; and one brother, Ernest Lee Bennett.
Survivors include: one son, Robert (Debra) Brinkley of Newport News, Virginia; two sisters, Sadie Brown of Detroit, Michigan and Jean McMackin of Hollow Rock; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation is at Bruceton Funeral Home on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of service.

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JACOBY ANTON SPENCER
INFANT
Jacoby Anton Spencer, infant son of Marquis Spencer and Sabrina Fowler, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services were Thursday, August 11, at 11 a.m. at Carroll Memorial Gardens with Bro. Wallace Cunningham and Bro. Melvin Shaw officiating.
Besides his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Deana Stiles of Huntingdon; and paternal grandmother, Nicole Spencer of Cedar Grove.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MORRIS K. LYNCH, SR.
1941-2011
MCKENZIE: Morris K. Lynch, Sr., 69, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral and burial services were at Latham’s Chapel Baptist Church near Medina on July 2.
Mr. Lynch was born August 25, 1941 in Rutherford County, North Carolina to the late Montreville Kyle and Betris DeBrule Lynch of Gastonia, North Carolina.
Survivors include: one son, Kyle (Amy) Lynch of Bell Buckle; ex-wife and friend, Louise Towater Lynch of Memphis; and one brother, David W. Lynch of Oak Ridge.
Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home of Medina was in charge of arrangements.

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FLORINE WILLOUGHBY
1937-2011
PARIS: Florine Willoughby, 74, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Henry County Health Care Center. Funeral services were Thursday, August 11, at 1 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Carlton Gerrall. Burial followed in Trinity Cemetery in Dover.
Mrs. Willoughby was born February 17, 1937 in Russellville, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and a member of Tennessee Valley Community Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willoughby; one sister, Elizabeth Morgan; and one brother, Carl Shumake;
Survivors include: one daughter, Brenda (Nicholas) Born of Belleville, Illinois; one son, Timmy W. (Lisa) Miles of Henry; one sister, Jesse Morgan of Granite City, Illinois; one brother, Elbert D. (Sybil) Shumake, Jr. of Russellville, Kentucky; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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ROBERT NORMAN BARNARD
1931-2011
BRUCETON: Robert Norman Barnard, 79, died Thursday, August 11, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Bruceton. A service will be held at a later date. Cremation followed.
Mr. Barnard was born October 18, 1931 in Cass, Michigan to the late Byron Norman Barnard and Marcella May Deneen Barnard. He was a machine operator for Dirkson Screw Products. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ron Barnard.
Survivors include: one daughter, Robyn Elizabeth (Tim) Croll of Bruceton; two sisters, Shirley Statley of Columbiaville, Michigan and Charlotte Wurm of Maple City, Michigan; one brother, Roy Ashby Barnard of Fostoria, Michigan; and two grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MARIE HAMLIN OWENS
1921-2011
PARIS: Marie Hamlin Owens, 90, died Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home. Graveside services were Sunday, August 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Robert D. Martin officiating.
Mrs. Owens was born May 24, 1921 in Henry to the late Lonnie Norris Hamlin and Vinie Leo Compton Hamlin. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Good Sams Camping Club and Henry County Saddle Club.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Claude “Bud” Owens; and one son, C. David Owens.
Survivors include: two daughters, Angelia Hart and Daphne Cherry, both of Paris; three sisters, Dorris (John) Chilcutt and Betty (Robert) Oliver, both of Paris, and Lonnell (Norman) Parker of Nashville; two brothers, Joe N. (Jerry) Hamlin of Lee Roy (Linda) Hamlin, both of Henry; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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TREASIA THOMAS BARKER
1964-2011
HUNTINGDON: Treasia Thomas Barker, 46, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Dewayne Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Bevil Cemetery in Paris.
Ms. Barker was born October 31, 1964 in Paris. She was a 1982 graduate of Huntingdon High School and former CNA at Huntingdon Health & Rehab in Huntingdon. She was preceded in death by one brother, Michael David Thomas.
Survivors include: her parents, Jackie Dale “Jack” and Brenda French Thomas of Huntingdon; one daughter, Ashley Faith (Brock) Olsen of Chattanooga; one son, Russell Glen Barker of Chattanooga; one brother, Brad (Amy) Thomas of Chattanooga; grandmother, Ada Corinne Thomas of Bruceton; and nieces and nephews.

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TERESA SANDERS
MCKENZIE: Arrangements for Teresa Sanders, 57, were incomplete at presstime. McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Miss Sanders died Monday, August 15, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital.
Survivors include: her mother, Sue Sanders, and two sisters, Barbara Ghyers and Peggy Kee, all of McKenzie.

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