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2010 Obituaries Archive: April 12-25


MARY JANE BAKER, 1913 - 2010

HUNTINGDON, TENN. - Mrs. Mary Jane Campbell Baker, 97 of Lebanon, Tenn., formerly of Hollow Rock, Tenn., died April 25, 2010 at her home in Lebanon.
Funeral services were Wednesday April 28, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Dilday – Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Huntingdon. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery.
Mrs. Baker was born March 5, 1913 in Greenfield, Tennessee to the late George Washington Campbell and Ethel Bennett Campbell. She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her husband Linden Baker and a son Jerry Andrew Baker.
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Baker Henry of Lebanon, Tenn., a son, James (Jimmy) Lee Baker of Antioch, Tenn; fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
Dilday – Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


CEDAR GROVE: Martha Lucille Walls, 84, died Thursday, April 23, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Dilday - Carter Chapel with Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Walls was born March 3, 1926 in Carroll County to the late Luther Dewey McMinn and Mary Anna Louise Boles McMinn. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Oudley Walls; one son, Jessie Walls; and two sisters, Mildred Barber and Corene Blankenship.

Survivors include: one son, Johnny Walls of Leach; three sisters, Liza Marie Hollowell of Huntingdon, Doris McMinn of Lexington, and Lorene McMinn of Milan; three brothers, Thomas McMinn of Milan, Jimmy McMinn of Milan and Prentis McMinn of Cedar Grove; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.


RENA RUTH PRYOR, 1928-2010

OLD HICKORY:  Rena Ruth Pryor, 81, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Imperial Gardens. Funeral services were Friday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Madison, Tennessee.  Burial was 1 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Immediately after the graveside service, family and friends gathered at the Macedonia Community Center, hosted by family, Judy Finley, husband Ted Finley, and Ann Montgomery.

Mrs. Pryor was born May 4, 1928 to the late Meshach and Lovie Hale.   Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Eugene Pryor. 

Survivors include: one daughter Lovie Ann (Milton) Hager; one son, Albert (Marguerite) Pryor; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



NASHVILLE: Wayman Love, 85, formerly of Bruceton, died Wednesday, April 14, at Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville with Wendell Boyd officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors at gravesite.

Mr. Love was born in Illinois to the late J.T. and Olive Love. He was a World War II veteran, former minister of Bruceton Church of Christ and Marlboro Church of Christ.

Survivors include: his wife, Lillian Soapes Love of Nashville; three daughters, Trish (Don) Robertson of Nashville, Connie (Rob) Woods of Hollow Rock and Amy (Jeff) Polk of Columbia; two sons, Jerry Love of Franklin and Paul (Jackie) Love of Dickson; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.



WESTPORT: Pauline Harrison York, 89, died Thursday, April 22, 2010 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Sunday, April 25, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie, with burial in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma.

Mrs. York was born August 4, 1920 to the late Tom and Pearl Phillips Harrison. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard York; one daughter, Beverly Gooch; and two brothers, Leon Harrison and Alfred Harrison.

Survivors include: two grandchildren, Debbie (Ronnie) Breeden of Yuma and Mike Gooch of North Dakota;  five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.



TREZEVANT: Stanley Edward Pillow, 89, died Wednesday, April 21, at Jackson Oaks Assisted Living in Jackson. Funeral services were Friday, April 23, 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with a Masonic service.

Mr. Pillow was born April 13, 1921 in Whitlock, Tennessee to the late Joseph Powell Pillow and Texie Douglass Pillow. He was a WW II Army veteran, worked for L&N Railroad for 41 years, elected vice president of Tennessee State Labor Council, retired as State Legislative Director of United Transportation Union, was active Al Chymia Shrine, also a Master Mason of Paris Lodge #108, and was active with the Shriners Hospital for Children in Nashville and Texas. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one stepson, Phillip Mann.
Survivors include: his wife, Virginia Mann Pillow of Jackson; one stepdaughter, Judy (Brian) Robbins; one stepson, Dennis Mann of Alabama; one brother, Winston (Nell) Pillow of Paris; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.



CEDAR GROVE: Carrie Pearson, 62, died Friday, April 23, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. at Bible Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Anthony Gordon officiating. Burial followed in Bible Hill Cemetery. 

Mrs. Pearson was born October 8, 1947 in Yuma to the late Effie Parker and Ollie (Hart) Parker. She was a homemaker and member of the Bible Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Brianna Pearson.

Survivors include: her husband, L.A Pearson, Sr. of Cedar Grove; three daughters, April (Montaile) Pearson of Henderson, Angela (Ricky) Carver, and Melissa (Jerry) Randles; six sons, Jamie (Catherine) Pearson, Terry (Tilda) Pearson, L.A. (Cindy) Pearson, Jr., Michael (Billie Jean) Pearson, Ricky (Anna) Pearson, Frankie (Vickie) Pearson, all of Lexington; one stepson, Herbert Strayhorn of Huntingdon; three sisters, Carolyn Gooch of Yuma, Daisy McLoyd of Spring Valley, New York, and Effie Coleen Rivers of Huntingdon; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



BRUCETON: Charmian Arnold Wright, 72, died Monday, April 19, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Thursday, April 22, 1 p.m. at Bruceton First United Methodist Church with Bro. Steve Whitworth officiating. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Wright was born February 6, 1938 in Plant, Tennessee to the late John Price Arnold and Lucille Cantrell Arnold. She was a bookkeeper for S&A Air of Camden, member of Bruceton First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Bruceton Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Wright, Jr.

Survivors include: one daughter, Debbie W. Taylor of Bruceton; one sister, Sandra Shaw of Tupelo, Mississippi; one brother, Joel (Katie) Arnold of Bruceton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


DARRA J. ADKINS, 1951-2010

MCKENZIE: Darra J. Adkins, 58, died Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie, with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Ms. Adkins was born May 9, 1951 to Tom Copeland and the late Doris Watson Copeland. She was a retired schoolteacher for McKenzie Special School District, a member of McKenzie Church of Christ, a City of McKenzie council member for 23 years and McKenzie Fire Department liaison for 16 years.

Survivors include: her father, Tom (Carolyn) Copeland of Martin; one son, Dennis (Brandi) Adkins of McKenzie; one sister, Tina (Richard) Brewer of Martin; one stepsister, Melinda (Jeff) Morrison of Martin; one brother, Brent (Becky) Copeland of Arkansas; and one granddaughter, Hannah Adkins of McKenzie.
Visitation is Tuesday, April 20, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m. until service time.



MCKENZIE: Samuel Ray Berryman, 74, died Monday, April 19, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. at First Methodist Church, McKenzie with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mr. Berryman was born January 4, 1936 to the late John W. and Eula Eaton Berryman. He was a building inspector, codes officer and property maintenance for the city of McKenzie and member of McKenzie First Methodist Church. He was also a member of the TN National Guard for ten years.
Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Bishop Berryman of McKenzie; two sons, Stephen Berryman of McKenzie and Brian (Pricilla) Farris of Charlotte, North Carolina; one sister, Ruby (James Earl) Lambert of Horn Lake, MS; six brothers, Hancel (Evelyn) Berryman of Reinzi, MS, Jerry Berryman of Lockport, IL, Jim (Joan) Berryman of Mooresville, MS, Roger (Tracy) Berryman of Walnut, MS, and Billy (Linda) Berryman of Booneville, MS; and two grandsons, Tyler Berryman and Mitch Farris.
Visitation is Wednesday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until service time at the church.


PARSONS: Bruce Edward Floyd, 65, died Thursday, April 15. A private memorial service was conducted on the banks of the Tennessee River.

Mr. Floyd was born June 11, 1944 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Woody E. Floyd of Clarksburg. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he served our country as an Army Lieutenant in the Vietnam War. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Floyd.

Survivors include: two children, Bradley of Knoxville and Kristy of Lexington; two brothers, Keith Floyd of Clarksburg and James Floyd of Chicago, Illinois; and five grandchildren.

Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


WALLACE T. WEBB, 1930-2010

HUNTINGDON: Wallace T. Webb, 80, died Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Monday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mr. Webb was born January 21, 1930 in Yuma to the late Oran Webb and Lucille Hammett Webb. He was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Jeremiah Webb (JJ); and one brother, Willard Webb.

Survivors include:  his wife, Peggy Webb of Huntingdon; three sons, Gary Webb of Dresden, Harold Webb of Huntingdon, and Bobby Webb of Camden; two sisters, Shelby Hedgepath of Hollow Rock and Betty Todd of Yuma; one brother, Jerry Webb of Bath Springs, Tennessee; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dilday Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



PARIS: Demona Jean Barrett, 54, died Wednesday, April 14, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church with Fred Shackelford officiating. Burial followed in Rose Lawn Memory Garden in Paris.

Mrs. Barrett was born May 8, 1955 in Paris. She formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant in Paris and was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Elroy "Buck" Conger.

Survivors include: her husband, Gary David "Punkin" Barrett of Paris; her mother, Geneva Frances Clayton Conger of Paris; one son, David Michael (Leigh Anne) Barrett of Munford, Tennessee; one daughter, Samantha Barrett of Paris; two sisters, Wanda Sue (Roger) Burke and Frances Conger, both of Paris; and three brothers, Sammy (Lela) Conger of Henry, Danny (Agnes) Conger of Huntingdon, and John Dale (Donna) Conger of Paris.

Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



MCKENZIE: Carstell Roper, 82, died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at McLemoresville Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Reedy Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Roper was preceded in death by his parent, Robert and Adelle Roper; and brothers, Robert and Odell Roper.

Survivors include: one son, Carl Roper of McKenzie; one daughter, Gloria (James) Bridgeman of Jackson; and two grandsons.

Mercer Brothers Funeral Homes, Inc. were in charge of the arrangements.



OLIVE BRANCH, MISSISSIPPI: Ruth Emohwen Baker, 91, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 14, 2010 surrounded by her family at her home. Funeral services are Monday April 19, 2010 at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home in McKenzie with burial in New Prospect Cemetery near Greenfield.

Mrs. Baker was born April 26, 1918 in Greenfield to the late James and Maude (Drewry) Dunning. She lived in Michigan for a number of years before returning to McKenzie with her husband, Lewis Dale Baker. Together they moved to Olive Branch in 2006.

She will long be remembered for her love of God and her family, her gift of hospitality, her love of cooking and a mean game of Skip Bo. In addition to being a skilled homemaker, Ruth had a number of jobs, from working in a bakery to sewing parachutes for drag racing cars. Her strong will and deep faith continue to live on in her family.  She lived a long and fruitful life and is greatly missed by many.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by seven of her nine siblings, Floyd Dunning, John Dunning, Myrtle Lewis, Walter Dunning, Harry Dunning, Jake Dunning, and Homer Dunning; one child, Mary Joyce Maynard; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include: her husband of 35 years, Lewis Dale Baker; four children, Peggy Greene, Carolyn Regan, Betty Pike and David Maynard; two stepchildren, Ronnie Baker and Sue Kotilla; one sister, Dorothy Bateman; one brother, James Dunning; several grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.



RIDGELY, TENNESSEE: Betty J. Hooper, 74, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Delta Medical Center in Memphis. Funeral services were Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at Curry Funeral Home in Dyersburg with Bro. Don Layman officiating.

Mrs. Hooper was born to the late Jim and Lena French Carroll. She was a member of Miston Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Hooper; one son, Harlan Hooper; two brothers, Thomas Carroll and Billy Ray Carroll; and one grandchild.
Survivors include: one daughter, Bonnie (Danny) Buress of Miston; two sons, Gordon (Jeanne) Hooper of Trezevant and Jeff Hooper of Miston; four sisters, Shirley Carroll of Waynesboro, Tennessee, Linda Byrum of Medon, Tennessee, Brenda Byrum of Jackson, and Judy Prater of Halls; one brother, Jim Carroll of Georgia; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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