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2010 Obituaries Archive: March 29-April 11


MCLEMORESVILLE: Dixie Virginia Carter Holbrook, acclaimed actress and singer, daughter of Halbert Leroy and Esther Virginia Carter, died at three minutes after seven o'clock on Saturday morning, April 10, 2010, with husband Hal Holbrook and family by her side. Ms. Carter was a Southern lady in the very finest sense of the phrase.

Funeral services are Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m. at the McLemoresville United Methodist Church. Arrangements handled by: Dilday Funeral Home - Huntingdon. To honor the solemnity of the services, the family requests that no children attend. 

In addition to Mr. Holbrook, Ms. Carter is survived by her daughters, Ginna Carter of Los Angeles and Mary Dixie Carter (Stephen) Kempf of Brooklyn; her sister, Mrs. Melba Helen Carter (Steve) Heath of San Anselmo, California; her sister-in-law, Mrs. Margo Carter of Memphis, Tenn.; her nieces, Hillsman Heath, Un Chu Carter; her nephews, James (Amelia) Carter, Horace (Missy) Carter, Stephen Heath, and Christian Heath; and all her beautiful great nieces and nephews.

See McKenzie Banner for full obit.

JOE T. CARRELL, 1934-2010

TYLER, TEXAS: Joe T. Carrell, 75, died Monday, April 5, 2010 at Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas. A public graveside service was Friday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Johnson and the Rev. Lamoin Champ officiating. A reflections reception was held at First Baptist Church, Tyler, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Paul Powell presiding. A service of celebration and remembrance was held at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, with Dr. Ralph M. Smith officiating.

Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Barbara Conner Carrell of Tyler; sons, John Timothy Carrell of Lufkin, Stephen Thomas (Jamilyn) Carrell of San Antonio, and Daniel Ethan (Michele) Tyler of Tyler; brother, Kenny (Jane) Carrell and sister, Jeanette Johnson, all of McKenzie; and grandchildren, Sarah Anne Carrell, Rebecca Ashlyn Carrell, Rachel Elizabeth Carrell, Amanda Michele Carrell, Matthew Conner Carrell and Ethan Thomas Carrell.

Memorial gifts can be made in honor of Joe and Barbara Carrell, designed for church music students at Baylor University. Direct donations to Baylor University, One Bear Place No. 97050, Waco, Texas 76798.


LAVINIA: Scott Hughes, 47, died April 1, 2010 at Pomona Valley Medical Center in Pomona, California. Funeral services were Saturday, April 10, at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan with burial in Lavinia Cemetery.

Mr. Hughes was a carpenter and member of Lavinia Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Linda (Earl) Jarrett of Lavinia; his father, Arthur L. (Paula) Hughes of Buena Vista; one son, Jonathan Scott Hughes of McKenzie; one brother, Stephen L. (Noel) Hughes of Milan; one sister, Melinda Hughes (David) Simons of Milan; three nieces and two nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the Lavinia Baptist Church building fund, Lavinia, TN 38348.


Mr. Lois Wayne McArthur, 79 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at his home.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in the New Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Steve Martin officiated the service.


MEMPHIS: Richard Paul Kinnaman, 30, died Friday, March 26, 2010 at Memphis. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 31, at McEvoy Funeral Home with Rev. Kip Rush officiating. Burial followed in Bethesda Cemetery.
Mr. Kinnaman was born June 30, 1979 in Paris. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Horace E. and Ruby Kilburn Stephenson.
Survivors include: his parents, Terry (Janeane) Kinnaman of Spring Hill and Mary Jo Stephenson of Memphis; one daughter, Abigail Kinnaman of Hollow Rock; one son, Richard Paul Kinnaman, Jr. of Munford; one sister, Casey Suarez of Memphis; two brothers, Eugene Reed of Millington and Kreg Kinnaman of Spring Hill; and grandparents, Paul E. Kinnaman and Agnes Appleton Kinnaman; step-grandmother, Louise Rawley of Nashville.

CHARLES L. HODGE, 1949-2010

PARIS: Charles L. Hodge, 61, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at his home. A memorial service was Thursday, April 1, 1 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in Brogden Cemetery.
Mr. Hodge was born March 27, 1949 in Martin to the late Lonnie Hodge and Elizabeth Owen Watson. He retired after 30 years with the City of Paris as captain with the fire department and police officer. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Hodge and Adam Hodge; and one grandchild, Cory Hodge.
Survivors include: his wife, Elaine Cannon Hodge of Paris; stepfather, Bobby Watson of Henry; two sons, Troy (Cheri) Hodge of Henry and Brian Hodge of Paris; one stepson, Pat Underwood of Paris; two brothers, Lonnie (Donna) Hodge and Gary (Donna) Hodge, both of Henry; and four grandchildren.


HUNTINGDON: Margaret Ann Huey Hanrahan, 71, died Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Burton officiating. Burial followed in New Independence Cemetery.
Mrs. Hanrahan was born October 24, 1938 in Carrollton, Kentucky. She was a retired restaurant manager and a member of New Independence Church. She was also preceded in death by her father, Robert Noe Zwosta; and her husband, John Huey.
Survivors include: her mother, Zora Lee Zwosta of Carrollton, Kentucky; one step-granddaughter and two step-great grandchildren.


JACKSON: Bro. James Calvin Dotson, 87, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at Maplewood Health Care Center in Jackson. Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Morris officiating. Burial followed in New Valley Cemetery.
Mr. Dotson was born September 7, 1922 in Athens, Georgia to the late Thomas and Pauline Dotson. He was a retired Baptist minister in Michigan and a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Owen Dotson of Jackson, formerly of McKenzie; one daughter, Judy Beck of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.


HUNTINGDON: Joseph Jackson Gateley, Jr., 79, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Regional Hospital in Jackson.  Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Mallard officiating.  Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Gateley was born July 14, 1930 in Cedar Grove to the late Joseph Jackson Gateley and Velma (Kirk) Gateley.  He was a member of Twin Oaks Church of Christ where he served as a deacon, a retired truck driver for Turner Dairy Company and an Army veteran where he served in the Korea War.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Bell (Brasher) Gateley; and one son, Joseph Jackson Gateley, III.
Survivors include: his wife, Jennie Dathel Gateley; two daughters, Joy (James) Olree of McKenzie and Molly (Bill) Thompson of Oakland; one stepdaughter, Brenda McDonald of Huntingdon; one son, Alan Gateley of Huntingdon; one stepson, Richard (Martha Jean) York of Milan; two sisters, Polly Bartholomew and Betsy (Bill) Stout, both of Huntingdon; one brother, Donny (Betty) Gateley of Huntingdon; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

BRO. WAYMON ROSS, 1916-2010

BUENA VISTA: Bro. Waymon Ross, 94, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Ira Singleton and Royal Lee Cozart officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Ross was born January 14, 1916 to the late John Arthur Ross and Iola Gertrude Hayes of Lexington. He was a World War II veteran and an ordained minister of the gospel. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Buena Vista.
Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Dalphy Hargrove Ross; two children, Theda Patterson of Blairsville, Georgia and Janet Ross of Jackson; and one granddaughter.


HUNTINGDON: Thomas Frances Walker, 69, died Monday, April 5, 2010 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 7, at 10 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Barr Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Walker was born September 19, 1940 in Carroll County to the late Ben Thomas Walker and Brooxie Nell (Hilliard) Walker. He was self-employed.
Survivors include: two daughters, Tammy Hayes of Missouri and Teresa Horton of McKenzie; two sons, Bobby Walker of McKenzie and Glen Walker of Huntingdon; one sister, Hilda Rose of Clarksburg; two brothers, David Walker and Danny Walker, both of Westport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


HOLLOW ROCK: Jeremy Steven Devault, 36, died Saturday, April 3, at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Bradshaw officiating.
Mr. Devault was born October 7, 1973 in Camden. He was a salesman for Cumberland Fire Safety. He was preceded in death by his father, Sherman Devault; and one sister, Selena Devault.
Survivors include: his mother, Beth Devault of Hollow Rock; and his grandfather, Edward L. Cary of Hollow Rock.


BRUCETON: Ethan Ray French, newborn, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services were Monday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Clint Sanders officiating.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Addison Rae French; and great-grandfather, Tommy French.
Survivors include: his parents, Brandon and Julie French of Bruceton; grandparents, Anthony and Rhonda French of Camden and Sherry and Kent Courtney of Hollow Rock; great-grandparents, Dwayne and Carolyn Hicks of Bruceton, Wesley and Devora Wright and Judy French, all of Camden; Kenneth and Peggy Castleman of Paris; and great-great-grandmother, Edith Haskins of Camden.


BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Bettyjane Vawter Harris, 83, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at her home after a long illness. A memorial service is Saturday, April 17, at the McKenzie Church of Christ. The body was cremated.
Mrs. Harris was born to the late Carrie and Vilas Vawter. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Harris.
Survivors include: two sons, Ty Harris of Ft. Meyers, Florida and Tom Harris of Nashville; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Carolyn Scarlett of Murfreesboro, Judy Blanks of Maryville and Nancy Holland of McKenzie; and one brother, Billy Vawter of McKenzie.

HELEN A. MCCLAIN, 1919-2010

TREZEVANT: Helen A. McClain, 90, died Sunday, April 4, 2010 at NHC Health Care Center, Milan. Funeral services  were Tuesday, April 6, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, Trezevant with burial in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mrs. McClain was born November 17, 1919 to the late Bill and Eva Killebrew Simmons. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Trezevant and a retired factory worker at HIS in Trezevant. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas McClain; her son, Dr. Kerry (Peggy) McClain;  a daughter-in-law, Janice McClain; two sisters, Wilma Akins and Geneave Eaves; and one brother Charles Simmons.
Survivors include: one daughter, Janelle (Wesley) Waddell of Jackson; one son, Jimmy McClain of Trezevant; seven grandchildren, Melanie Argo, Angie (Thomas)Pruitt, Greg (Lori) McClain, Shan (Norris) DePriest, Nichole (Benjie) Lawrence, Dr. Jeff (Joy) McClain and Tracy (Spencer) Zelenac; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


MCKENZIE: Kelly Denise Hart Curry, 44, died Friday, April 2, 2010 at her residence. Services are incomplete as of presstime.
Ms. Curry was born October 18, 1965 in McKenzie. She was a manager for the McKenzie High School cafeteria, a member of Long Heights Baptist Church, a 1983 McKenzie High School graduate and McKenzie High School Booster parent. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilburn Hart; and husband, Mike Curry.
Survivors include: one son, Michael Curry of McKenzie; her parents, Mary Barlow Hart and Buddy Boyd of Linville, Kentucky; one sister, Jodi Hart (Phillip) Webb of Springville; and one brother, Terry Hart (Glenda Loynes) of Jackson.
A memorial fund has been set up by Michael's classmates of 2012 at McKenzie Banking Company.


ATWOOD: Mildred Louise Jennings, 74, died Sunday, April 4, at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with burial in Pisgah Cemetery.
Mrs. Jennings was born December 15, 1935 in Trezevant to the late Will L. and Ruby Holmes Bates. She was a member of Atwood First Baptist Church in Atwood and a retired supervisor for HIS Company. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Bates Perry; and one brother, James Bates.
Survivors include: her husband, Grover Jennings of Atwood; one son, Kyle (Alisia) Jennings of Trezevant; three brothers, Billy (Wilma) Bates of Missouri, Johnny Bates of McKenzie and Joe (Judy) Bates of Humboldt; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


MCKENZIE: Cory Andrew Clayton, 49, died Friday, April 2, at Henry County Medical Center. A memorial service is Wednesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie.
Mr. Clayton was born March 20, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. He was an auto mechanic.
Survivors include: his parents, Fred and Sue Clayton of Springville; two daughters, Heather Muse of South Carolina and Christine Cataldo of Aracadia, California; one son, Cory A. Clayton, Jr. of Paris; one sister, Brandi Neu of Jackson; two brothers, Joel Clayton and Gaylen Clayton, both of Paris; and two grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


HUNTINGDON: Jennifer Carolyn Coleman, 29, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, McKenzie with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Ms. Coleman was born April 28, 1980. She was a member of McKenzie First Baptist Church, an LPN and also a waitress for the Dinner Bell Restaurant and Bailey's Restaurant.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Voil Childress; and her paternal grandparents, Johnnie Coleman and Mary Simpson.
Survivors include: her parents, Dennis M. and Carolyn C. Coleman of McKenzie; two sons,  Michael Floyd and Noah Floyd of Huntingdon; one sister, Lisa Coleman of California; one brother, Chris (Joy) Coleman of Paris; and her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Childress of McKenzie.


GREENFIELD: William "Mike" Greer, 46, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at his home.  Funeral services were Tuesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Greenfield with Gene Price and Joe Lusby officiating.  Burial followed in Brock's Cemetery in Greenfield. Pallbearers were Rick Fowler, D.J. Ellis, Justin Elinor, Chris Elinor, Mark McAlister, and Joey Radford.
Mr. Greer was a machinist for National Tobacco and a Baptist by faith.  He was born April 20, 1963 in Greenfield to the late William Doyle Greer and Ollie Yvonne Cantrell. 
Survivors include: three sisters, Gail (Joe) Radford of Greenfield, Cathy (Bob) Prather of Dresden, and Carol (Joe) Leslie of Greenfield; five nieces and nephews, Chris Elinor (Nancy) of Sharon, Stephanie Renee Tusing (Dan) of McKenzie, Matt Perry of Bradford, Joey Radford (Karrie) of Greenfield, and Karen Ellis (Dewayne) of Gleason; and eleven great-nieces and nephews, D.J., Sam, Jacqueline, Brock and Ben Ellis, Justin Elinor, Casey Evans, Hope and Ean Radford, Hunter and Summer Perry.
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MCKENZIE: Dorothy Vera Mitchell, 87, died Monday, March 22, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral Services were Friday, March 26, 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie. Burial followed at Hornbeak Cemetery near Greenfield.
Mrs. Mitchell was born January 8, 1923 to the late Herman Pete and Zora Belle Young Johnson. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, McKenzie and a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ray Mitchell; one sister, Margaret Needham; four brothers, Howard Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Bobby Johnson and Donnie Johnson.
Survivors include: one daughter, Judy (William) Bechtel of Greenville, South Carolina;  two sons, Ron (Kathi) Mitchell of Lansing, Michigan and Randy (Pam) Mitchell of Shady Side, Ohio; two sisters, Eva Goodrich of McKenzie and Pauline Sullivan of Humboldt; seven grandchildren, Darcy West, Jessie Mitchell, Brian Bechtel, Brent Bechtel, Adam Mitchell, Logan Mitchell and Max Mitchell; and six great-grandchildren, Mitchell West, Ruth Bechtel, John Bechtel, Miriam Bechtel, William Bechtel and Hannah Bechtel.

WANDA SUE KYLE, 1964-2010

HUNTINGDON: Wanda Sue Kyle, 45, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Thursday, March 25, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Dilday - Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Larry DePriest officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Kyle was born April 10, 1964 in Carroll County. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: her husband, Charles Russel Kyle; one son, James Travis (Nicole) Kyle of Huntingdon; one daughter, Monica Danyel (Scott) Luther of Clarksburg; her parents, Ligie and Betty Hollingsworth; two brothers, Stevie Serrel (Angela) Hollingsworth and Timothy Lynn (Lisa) Hollingsworth, both of Huntingdon; and one grandchild.

FRANCES L. STEELE, 1924-2010

PARIS: Frances L. Steele, 86, died Friday, March 26, 2010 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Funeral services were Monday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Birds Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Paschall and Craig Peevyhouse officiating. Burial followed in Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris.
Ms. Steele was born January 6, 1924 to the late Orie L. Morris and Cordie M. Wimberley Morris. She formerly worked at the National Store in Paris and was a member of Birds Creek Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Howell Steele; one sister, Mary V. McCuiston; one brother, LaVern Morris; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include: two daughters, Nancy (Fred) Allen of Paris and Sandra (Bobby) Steele of Puryear; two sons, Archie (Robbie) Steele of Puryear and Dale (Ann) Steele of Paris; one sister, Christine (Gary) Beecham of Henry; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RUTH PEARL DAVIS, 1928 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Ruth Pearl Davis, 81, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Simmons and Bro. Phillip Halter officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis was born May 13, 1928 in Carroll County to the late Stephen Robert Simpson and Vicie Pearl (Cross) Simpson. She was a retired cook for Baptist Memorial Hospital and a member of Concord Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Cleavie Davis; four brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: two daughters, Shirley (Larry) Capps of Lexington and Becky (Dean) Floyd of Westport; one son, Stephen Davis of Huntingdon; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


HUNTINGDON: Mary Lorene Cook Gourley, 85, died Friday, March 26, 2010 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Conley officiating. Burial followed in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mrs. Gourley was born October 29, 1924 in Henderson County to the late Marion Otis Cook and Lilly Mae (Stanford) Cook. She was a retired factory worker for ITT Industries and a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Bruceton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Hopper; second husband, Alford Gourley; one daughter, Janet Copper; two sisters, Lucille McCoy and Martha Sue Utley; and one brother, Curtis Brauch.
Survivors include: one brother, Everett (Ann) Cook of Bruceton, and several nieces and nephews.


WICHITA, KANSAS: Robert "Tiny" Eugene Wright, 82, retired USD259 plumber, died Monday, March 29, 2010.  Funeral services are Friday, April 2, 10 a.m. at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Ila Marie; and granddaughter, Karla Mundy. 
Survivors include: four daughters, Delores (Allen) Mundy and Maryann (Ron) Ashley, both of Wichita, Sandra Sites of Cypress Valley, California, and Colleen Gillen of Lucerne Valley, California; two sons, Robert Wright, Jr. of Wichita and Mitchell Wright of McKenzie; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


COTTAGE GROVE: Betty June "B.J." Cunningham, 50, died Saturday, March 27, at her home. The body will be cremated and a private family service will be later.
Ms. Cunningham was born July 28, 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. She was former owner-operator of Somewhere Else Bar and Grill in Cottage Grove and was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, Okey W. Pratt.
Survivors include: her mother, Janette Chiccarello Krish of Cottage Grove; five brothers, Ricky (Debbie) Pratt of Trezevant, Jim (Earline) Pratt of McKenzie, Tim Pratt of Michigan, Ron Pratt of Cottage Grove and Lanny (Brenda) Pratt of Puryear; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to Ridgeway Funeral Home, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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