2010 Obituaries Archive: May 24-June 6
RACHEL COLEMAN AKINS, 1916-2010
TREZEVANT: Rachel Coleman Akins, 93, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at McKenzie Healthcare Center. Funeral services were Friday, June 4, 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Trezevant, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Trezevant.
Mrs. Akins was born October 9, 1916 to the late Mort D. and Julia King Coleman in the 19th District of Carroll County. She graduated from Trezevant High School in 1934; attended Bethel College from 1934-1936 earning a state license to teach in elementary school. Later, she received her B.S. from Bethel College in 1954 and her M.A. from George Peabody Teacher's College (Vanderbilt) in 1961. She taught for 33 years, all in Carroll County. The last 25 years teaching was in McLemoresville. She married Charlie Lewis Akins in 1936. He passed away in 1976. "Miss Rachel" became a regular active member of Trezevant First Baptist Church in 1944, was regular in attendance, taught Sunday school for many years, and worked in Vacation Bible School with generations of children whom she loved. She was presented a citizenship award by the Trezevant Men's Club. She enjoyed reading, traveling, church and community activities, and visiting with family and friends. Her life was filled with many blessings for which she was eternally grateful.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers-in-law, C.B. Coats, Raymond Belew, Paul Wesley Akins and J.T. "Buddy" Akins.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Beth Akins (Larry) Goff of Buchanan; one son, Dr. Charles Dormer (Janice) Akins of Memphis; one sister, Mary Louise Coats of Jackson; one brother, J.M. "Ted" (Evelyn) Coleman of McKenzie; one brother-in-law, Earl (Betty) Akins of Trezevant; two sisters-in-law, LaVerne Akins Belew of Trezevant and Rebecca Belew Akins Harrison of Atwood; three granddaughters, Angela Goff (Rick) Sheek of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Kelly Goff (Jonathan) Myren of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and Amanda Joy Akins (Justin) Joy of Memphis; six great-grandchildren, Alex, Victoria, Miranda, Elliana, John Spencer and Julia-Karnan; and several nieces and nephews. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Paid obit
WAFFIE MAE (MEDLIN) MANN, 1919 -2010
HUNTINGDON: Waffie Mae (Medlin) Mann, 91, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Lloyd Ray Rich and Bro. Sammy Douglas officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Mann was born January 11, 1919 in Gibson County to the late Edward Gray Medlin and Jenny Ann (Holland) Medlin. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and worked on the farm most of her life. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Mann; one daughter, Ruby Graham; one son, Larry Gibson; three sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include: two daughters, Marilyn Ann Adcox of Desoto, Missouri and Mattie Mae (Carlos) Childers of Jackson; three stepdaughters, "Boots" (T.L.) White of Lytle, Texas, Mary Ann (Don) Cook of Paragould, Arkansas, and Rosie Stallings of Rockford, Illinois; one son, Harry (Lilly) Gibson of Alamo, three stepsons, Brady (Sue) Mann of White Bluff, Cordell (Carol) Mann of Dyer, and Allen Henry (Becky) Mann of Jackson; 40 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
ROBERT GENE WILKES, 1930 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Robert Gene Wilkes, 79, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in Palmer Shelter Cemetery.
Mr. Wilkes was born October 23, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Roscoe Wilkes and Lena (Mann) Wilkes. He was a retired plant manager for Publix Shirt Corporation, served in the National Guard, a member of Huntingdon Masonic Lodge #106 and Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Sue (Wilson) Wilkes; two daughters, Barbara Wilkes (Joe) Knuutila of Burns, Tennessee, and Tina (Larry) Renfroe of Huntingdon; one sister, Marjorie (Allen) Gillespie of McMinnville; one brother, Leon "Chick" Wilkes of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
KAREN JEAN (BIGGART) TUCKER, 1957 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Karen Jean (Biggart) Tucker, 52, died Thursday at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were Sunday, June 6, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Prater and Bro. Jack Smith officiating. Burial followed in Carter's Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Tucker was born August 13, 1957 in Trezevant to the late Albert Eugene Biggart and Betty Jane (Robison) Biggart. She was a medical transcriptionist for Henry County Medical Center and was a member of the Independent Full Gospel Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Ann Biggart; and her grandparents, Sammie and Earl Robison.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sharla (Jeff) Perritt of Huntingdon; one son, Michael Tucker of Huntingdon; one sister, Barbara (Harold) McLain of Huntingdon; one brother, Doug (Andrea) Biggart of Huntingdon; and two grandsons.
LARRY JAMES TEAGUE, 1950 - 2010
HOLLOW ROCK: Larry James Teague, Sr., 59, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were Monday, June 7, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Pastor Wallace Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in Nebo Pisgah Cemetery.
Mr. Teague was born December 1, 1950 in Carroll County to the late James Cutis Hicks and Alma Jean Teague. He was a truck driver for Sisson Trucking Company and a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Jeanette Teague; and three brothers, Lester Hicks, Bobby Tharpe and Carl Wells.
Survivors include: four daughters, Julia Johnson of Oakfield, Marquita Sumrok of McKenzie, Sonya Easley and Shanna Easley, both of Nashville; two sons, Ja-Rodd King and Larry Teague, Jr. of Hollow Rock; four sisters, Esther Jean Wilson of Hollow Rock, Brenda Travis of Camden, Barbara Booker of Nashville, and Wanda Porter of Paris; four brothers, Raymond Nesbitt of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kenneth Wells of Dickson, Donnie Harris and Ricky Hicks, both of Madison; and seven grandchildren.
DORIS JEAN BREEDEN, 1939 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Doris Jean Breeden, 70 died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Friday, June 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Stanford officiating. Burial followed in Long Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Breeden was born September 19, 1939 in Henderson County. She was a retired seamstress for Bill Sills Sportswear. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Dennison; one son, Mike Breeden; and one sister, Ann Hedge.
Survivors include: her mother, Excell (Alexander) Dennison of Huntingdon; one son, Keith Breeden of Huntingdon; one brother, Sam (Kim) Dennison of Dresden; two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM ANDERS, 1929 - 2010
ATWOOD: William Anders, 80, died May 31, 2010 at NHC Healthcare in Milan. Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Anders was born August 1, 1929 in Atwood to the late Luther Joe Anders and Tansy (Jones) Anders. He was a retired limousine driver for Leeks Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois.
Survivors include: two daughters, Gwendolyn Ferguson and Gloria (James) Carter, both of Lavinia; two sons, William Robertie (Nancy) Anders of Chicago, Illinois and James Alfred Anders of Lavinia; one sister, Dianne Anders; two brothers, Wilburt (Willis) Anders of Chicago, Illinois, and Luther Joe Anders, Jr. of Memphis; three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.
BONNIE M. LAWRENCE, 1918-2010
MCKENZIE: Bonnie M Lawrence, 91, died Friday, June 4, 2010 at McKenzie Healthcare Center. Funeral services were Saturday, June 5, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mrs. Lawrence was born September 1, 1918 to the late Eugene and Odie Gooch Morris. She was a homemaker, sales clerk, member of First Baptist Church and Morning Glory Garden Club in McKenzie. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Vaughn Lawrence; three sisters, Inez Irby, Erma Rigsby and Novella Garrett; and one brother, John Morris.
Survivors include: her nieces, Donna (Dan) Holladay of Huntingdon, Judy (Robert) Presson of Vermillion, Ohio, Sandra (Byron) Pate of McKenzie, and Patricia Turner of McKenzie; one nephew, Dale (Fay) Garrett of McKenzie; and several great-nieces and nephews.
NOEL NATHANIEL BRICE, 1932-2010
TREZEVANT: Noel Nathaniel Brice, 77, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Memorial services were Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. at Kingdom Hall in McKenzie.
Mr. Brice was born September 7, 1932 in Vandalia, Missouri to the late George Noel Brice and Josephine (Knickens) Brice. He was a retired supervisor for J.I. Case. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Brice; and three sisters, Georgeanna Brice, Virginia Wells and Catherine Lee.
Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth Brice; seven daughters, Mary Williams of Alamo, Carolyn Plunkett of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Angela Williams and Helen Jenkins, both of Racine, Wisconsin, Cheryl Johnson of Mansfield, Jacqueline Shepard of Racine, Wisconsin, and Felicia Jones of Greenbay, Wisconsin; two sons, Steve Brice of Kenosha, Wisconsin and Dennis Noel of Fox Lake, Wisconsin; one sister, Clarice Cannon of Vandalia, Missouri; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
OLLIE MARIE BOBO, 1921-2010
RUTHERFORD: Ollie Marie Bobo, 89, died Saturday, June 5, at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services were Monday, June 7, 6 p.m. at Leitherland Funeral Home in Rutherford with Bro. Randy Potts officiating. Burial followed in Rutherford City Cemetery.
Mrs. Bobo was born February 4, 1921 to the late William Howard Hall and Gertrude Hall. She was in retail sales and member of First Baptist Church of Milan. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Perry Bobo; three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda (Gerald) Davis of Rutherford and Carol (Dennis) Lascola of Tony, Alabama; two sons, Tommy (Martha) Bobo of McKenzie and David Bobo of Tacoma, Washington; two brothers and two sisters; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BOBBY DEAN WHITNEY, 1949-2010
ATWOOD: Bobby Dean Whitney, 60, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Milan General Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 8, 3 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Muncie Hutch officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery in Atwood.
Mr. Whitney, disabled, was born August 5, 1949 in Gibson County. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard E. Whitney.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn Whitney of Atwood; his mother, Kathrine Whitney of Bradford; one son, David Whitney of Bradford; three daughters, Paula Ross, Bridgett Baker and Tiffany McCartney, all of Bradford; one brother, Randall Whitney of Trenton; and eight grandchildren.
WALTER "JOHN" BLANKENSHIP, SR., 1940-2010
HUNTINGDON: Walter "John" Blankenship, Sr., 69, died Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with burial in Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mr. Blankenship was born August 31, 1940 in Cedar Grove to the late Vernon Thomas Blankenship and Alice (Bailey) Blankenship. He was an automation tender for the Ford Motor Company and a member of the UAW Association.
Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Barbara (Kennedy) Blankenship of Huntingdon; one daughter, Elizabeth (Don) Semirosum of McKenzie; two sons, Walter Blankenship, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and William Thomas (Connie) Blankenship of Griffith, Indiana; one brother, Warren Thomas (Carol Ann) Blankenship of Athens; and four grandchildren.
BETHOLA EDWARDS BOYD, 1914-2010
HOLLOW ROCK: Bethola Edwards Boyd, 95, died Sunday, May 30, 2010 at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, June 2, at 1 p.m. at Hollow Rock Church of Christ with Bro. Donald Priddy, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Pisgah Cemetery. Bro. Donald Priddy, Sr. will officiate the service.
Ms. Boyd was born December 25, 1914 in Carroll County to the late John William Edwards and Roxie (Hart) Edwards. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hollow Rock Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elvie Tump Boyd, seven sisters, and three brothers.
Survivors include: two daughters, Ruth Montgomery and Mary McCauley, both of Hollow Rock; one son, Joe T. (Diana) Edwards of Los Angeles, California; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Florida and Arnella Edwards of Chicago, Illinois; 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and a host of step-great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral home on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
LICIA PIA MARTIN, 1932 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Licia Cosentino Beal Martin, 77, died at her home Monday, May 24, 2010. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 26, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Father Joey Kaump officiating. Burial followed in McLemorseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Martin was born July 26, 1932 in Greenwich, Connecticut to the late Jerome Cosentino and Rose (Cufone) Cosentino. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and a seamstress for Henry I. Siegel Co. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Beal; two sisters, Louise Cosentino and Rose Cosentino; and one brother, Albert Cosentino.
Survivors include: her husband of 28 years, Roy Martin of Huntingdon; five daughters, Deborah (Ronnie) Eaton of Jackson, Maggie Allen of Oxford, Mississippi, Roberta (Bobby) Fuller of Gleason, Lorrie (Chuck) Markham of Camden, Barbara (Mike) Webb of Huntingdon; three sons, Paul (Dotsy) Beal of Camden, John (Kim) Beal of Blytheville, Arkansas, and Jesse Beal of Camden; five stepchildren; two sisters, Mary Mennona of Brookfield, Connecticut, Evelyn (Robert) Davidson of Goshen, Connecticut; three brothers, Valentino (Ursula) Cosentino of Stamford, Connecticut, Dante (Antonia) Cosentino of Ramona, California, and Frank (Nancy) Cosentino of Naples, Florida; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
INEZ GOODRUM , 1933 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Kathleen Inez Goodrum, 76, died Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Depriest and Bro. Steve Hoots officiating. Burial followed in McAuley Cemetery.
Mrs. Goodrum was born September 6, 1933 in Carroll County to the late Bill Goodrum and Irene (Warner) Goodrum. She was a production worker for Basler Electric and a member of Tate's Holiness Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Hinson and Sadie Taylor Anderson.
Survivors include: one daughter, Ann (Danny) Maness of Buena Vista; two sons, Bobby (Benda) Goodrum and Steve Goodrum, both of Huntingdon; two sisters, Pauline Rumley of Huntingdon and Nell (Billy Joe) Payne of Hillsboro, AL; one brother, Junior (Oretha) Goodrum of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MANDY GERTRUDE MCCUISTON, 1920-2010
MCKENZIE: Mandy Gertrude McCuiston, 89, formerly of Trenton, died Monday, May 24, 2010 at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. McCuiston was born September 13, 1920 in McKenzie to the late Johnie Melvin and Madri Mae Bennett Ivie. She was a retired factory employee and Baptist in faith.
Survivors include: one daughter, Janice Gail and her husband Norman Coulter, formerly of Trenton and most recently of Branson, Missouri; one sister, Dorothy Nash of Paris; and one grandson, Shannon Coulter of Branson.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. until service time.