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2010 Obituaries Archive: July 19-August 1

JACQUELINE (DEMPSEY) BATES, 1926 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Jacqueline (Dempsey) Bates, 83, formerly of Greenwood, South Carolina, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at her home. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Bates was born September 29, 1926 in Mayo, Florida to the late Lucius A. Dempsey and Lillie Mae (Hunt) Dempsey. She was a retired factory worker for the Schlumberger Company and a member of New Life Baptist Church in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Survivors include: two daughters, Donna Freeman and Connie Bates, both of Greenwood, South Carolina; two sons, Lee (Susan) Bates of Huntingdon and Robert (Susan) Smith of Portland, Oregon; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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MARTHA ANN TUCKER DAVENPORT, 1936-2010

MCKENZIE, Tenn. - Services for Martha Ann Tucker Davenport, 73, are Saturday,July 31, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Conquestofficiating. Cremation willfollow. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 31, 1:00 p.m. until 4:00p.m. Ms. Davenport, a retiredWal-Mart associate, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born on October 26, 1936 in Chicago,Ill. to Frank and Helen Herzog Zientarski. She was a member of Long HeightsBaptist Church. She was precededin death by her parents and a son, Jerome David Tucker.

Survivors include seven daughters and their husbands, Sue (Junior)Bratton of Mansfield, Tenn., Diane (Jerry) Colley of Corpus Christi, Texas,Kathy (Ricky) Griffin of McKenzie, Pam (Ricky) Reeves Clarksburg, Tenn., PattyDavis of McKenzie, Deanna Nichole Melton of McKenzie, Dana Rene Melton ofMcKenzie; four sons and their wives Marty (Rheda) Tucker of Kenosha, Wisconsin,Chuck (Patrice) Tucker of Plantation, Florida, Steven (Lessa) Tucker and Dan (Kim) Tucker - all of Boling Brook, Illinois; one brother, Francis Zeintarski;and 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information please call (731)352-4848 or visit www.mckenziefuneralhome.com.

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M.A. BROWN, 1921-2010

MCKENZIE: M.A. Brown, 89, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are Friday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie, with Bro. John Forgy officiating. Burial will follow in Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie.

Mr. Brown was born March 7, 1921 in Houlka, Mississippi to the late R.D. Brown, Sr. and Era Simpson Neal Brown. He was owner of M.A. Trucking Company, Inc. in McKenzie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alda Fay Brown; and one great-grandchild, Kaelynn Brown.

Survivors include: one son, Mike (Renee) Brown of McKenzie; three daughters, Deborah (Bobby) Hampton and Jayne Schoen, both of McKenzie, and Rebecca Norton of Jackson; one sister, Sue Sanders of McKenzie; two brothers, Cecil W. (Pete) Brown of McKenzie and R.D. Brown, Jr. of Bruce, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, Chris (Varleria) Hampton, Mike (Christy) Hampton, Matt Brown, Marty Brown, Wendy Brown, Jan Jackson, Colton Norton and Harrison Norton; and four great-grandchildren, Victoria Hampton, Joseph Hampton, Ashlee Hampton, and Lucas Travis.

Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lottie Moon fund at First Baptist Church in McKenzie.

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CHARLIE RANDOLPH GREGORY, 1924-2010

JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Charlie Randolph Gregory, 86, died June 29, 2010 in Baptist Medical Center of North Little Rock. A memorial service was Saturday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at Lakeside Missionary Baptist Church in Des Arc, Arkansas. He was cremated and his ashes were buried beside his wife, Artie, in the Union Academy Cemetery in the Big Buck Community near Huntingdon.

Mr. Gregory was born February 23, 1924 in Rowe, Arkansas to the late Charlie and Urby (Stanley) Gregory. His father died when he was seven years old and the family moved to the Big Buck Community near Huntingdon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Artie Gregory; two brothers, Ervin Gregory and Everett Hamby; and two sisters, Mary Burke and Hazel Addison.

Survivors include: three stepchildren, James (Jackie) Arquitt of College Park, Georgia; Ronald (Cheryl) Arquitt of Tyler, Texas; and Dorthy Roberts of Southaven, Mississippi; and two brothers, Kenneth L. (Eleanor) Gregory of Birdtown, Arkansas and Joe D. (Carole) Gregory of Jacksonville, Arkansas.

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VIRGINIA COLE, 1938 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Virginia Dale Cole, 72, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Huntingdon with Bro. Henry Simpson officiating.

Mrs. Cole was born June 5, 1938 in Lauderdale County to the late Billy Burt Viar and Dale Marie (Chaney) Viar. She was a retired register nurse for Agency Nursing, a graduate of Shelby State Community College, a member of First Baptist Church Huntingdon, Tennessee Brick Layers for Christ and Southern Baptist Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Viar, Jr.

Survivors include: her husband of 52 years, John Paul Cole of Huntingdon; two daughters, GiGi Potts and Monique (Todd) McDaniel, both of Memphis; one son, Alan (Robin) Cole of New Orleans, Louisiana; three sisters, Betty High of Martin, Robin Privett of Gates and Nancy Hart of Halls; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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ONDEAN ELKINS ROBISON, 1920-2010

BUENA VISTA: Ondean Elkins Robison, 90, died Saturday, July 24, at Life Care of Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Robison was born April 3, 1920 in Buena Vista to the late Carnull Hawkins Elkins and Cora Boswell Elkins. She was a housewife and member of Faith Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clayton Robison.

Survivors include: one son, Derreld (Nancy) Robison of Buena Vista; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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NANCY A. HIGGS, 1940-2010

GLEASON: Nancy A. Higgs, 69, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Mike Walker officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mrs. Higgs, a homemaker, was born October 27, 1940 in Gleason to the late Elinzie Arnold and Lillian (Harrison) Arnold. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Higgs; and one daughter, Teresa Suddath.

Survivors include: three daughters, Carol (Jim) Pinnell and Mary (Lynn) Totty, both of Gleason, and Nancy Annette (Greg) McHugh of Panama City, Florida; one son, Robert (Paulette) Higgs of Gleason; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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NORMA JEAN MCKEE POWERS, 1936-2010

ATWOOD: Norma Jean McKee Powers, 74, died Sunday, July 18, at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home with Darrell Pollock officiating. Burial followed in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.

Mrs. Powers was born March 14, 1936 in Gibson County to the late Lewis Henry McKee and Clemmie Sue Fuller McKee. She was a homemaker and Pentecostal in belief. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Jackson. Survivors include: her husband, Margle J. Powers of Atwood; one son, Marshall O. (Tammy) Powers of Paris; one daughter, Brenda Jean (Darrell) Pollock of Dresden; one brother, Lewis McKee of Milan; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

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MAXINE SCOTT HALL, 1921-2010

BRUCETON, Tenn. Funeral services for Maxine Scott Hall, 89, of Bruceton, Tenn. are Sunday, July 25,4:00 p.m. in the Bruceton Funeral Home chapel. Burial follows in ProspectCemetery in Hollow Rock, Tenn. She died July 23 at LifeCare of Bruceton.

She was born February 16,1921 in Oulin, Missouri to Claude Ray Wilkes and Ollie Lee Wilkes, bothdeceased. She was a member of the Bruceton Full Gospel Pentacostal Church.

She was preceded in deathby her husbands, Mr. King Scott and Mr Hubert Hall; a son, Wilburn Scott.

Survivors include: adaughter, Joy Hollingsworth of Jackson; a son, Keith Scott of Paris; onesister, Juanita McGenley of Missouri; eight grandchildren and 14great-grandchildren.


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HERSHELL ALLEN, 1932 - 2010

McKenzie, TN: Funeral services for Hershell Allen, 77, are Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. atMcKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Interment follows atMt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 23, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 23, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Mr. Allen, a former owner of Hudson Fabrication, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born on August 31, 1932 in Dyersburg, Tenn. to Lexie and Lena Hayes Allen. He was a Baptist in faith, a member of the Boilermakers Association and the Independent Order of Forresters and a member of the National Guard during 1951-1953. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Marie MancellAllen of McKenzie; two daughters, Sharon Ann Messina of Dixon, Illinois andBarbara Jo Cipowski of Glendale Heights, Ill.; one sister, Mary Lou Cartwrightof Dyersburg, Tenn., four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

McKenzieFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information please call (731)352-4848 or visit www.mckenziefuneralhome.com.

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ELOISE DOUGLAS FULLERTON

CAMDEN: Eloise Douglas Fullerton, 63, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, July 17, 11 a.m. at Plunk Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mrs. Fullerton was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Eula Kee Douglas; and one brother, Danny Douglas.

Survivors include: her husband, Johnny Fullerton of Hollow Rock; one daughter, Jeana (Tim) Williams of Hollow Rock; one son, Carey (Carla) Fullerton of Camden; three brothers, Hillard Douglas, Wilburn Douglas and Louis Douglas, all of Camden; three sisters, Betty Ruth Nash and Marjorie Douglas, both of Jackson, and Joyce (Bill) Brown of Chicago, Illinois; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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TREVA MAE MCKINNEY

PARIS: Treva Mae McKinney, 84, formerly of Gleason, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.

Mrs. McKinney was born in Clinton, Kentucky to the late Nathan Rushing and Betty (Travis) Rushing. She was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. McKinney.

Survivors include: three sons, Nathan (Diane) McKinney of Lebanon; Terry (Gale) McKinney and Robert Dale (Doris) McKinney, both of Gleason; one daughter, Valeria (McKinney) Carter of Paris; nine grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren.

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ALICE JEANNETTE GREEN, 1936-2010

GLEASON: Alice Jeannette Green, 73, died Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, July 18, 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.

Mrs. Green was born October 23, 1936 in Bogota, Tennessee to the late Esby Lee Kent and Martha Sue (Bell) Kent. She was a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. Green.

Survivors include: four sons, Ray (Regina) Green and Danny (June) Green, both of McKenzie, Terry Green of Trezevant and Mike (Dennise) Green of Gleason; four daughters, Cathy (Jim) Barron of Union City, Sherry Fowler of Gleason, Tammy (Randy) Williams of Dresden and Paula Gordon of Martin; two sisters, Mary (Mike) Boane of Gleason and Kay Hart of Murfreesboro; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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HENRY WELLS WINSETT, 1916-2010

BRUCETON: Henry Wells Winsett, 93, formerly of Paris, died Sunday, July 18, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 21, 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Charlie Cate officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery near Springville.

Mr. Winsett was born December 30, 1916 in Henry County to the late Ernie Porter Winsett and Mary Lowell Stagner Winsett. He was a retired machinist for Emerson in Paris and a member of New Bethel Church of Christ.

Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Faye Winsett of Bruceton; four daughters, Judy (Jim) Gates and Alice French, both of Paris, Joann McCaig of McKenzie and Brenda (Larry) Spencer of Bruceton; one son, Wayne (Helen) Winsett of Springville; one brother, Ray (Mary Ellen) Winsett of Scottsboro, Indiana; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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KAREN GAIL JONES, 1953-2010

MCKENZIE: Karen Gail Jones, 56, died Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at her home. Memorial services are Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Delores Burke speaking. Cremation will follow.

Ms. Jones was born November 13, 1953 in McKenzie. She was a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Michael C. Roberts and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her father, Elgie Ruth Jones.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tabatha R. Stephens and her husband, Michael Mobley of Memphis; two sons, Shawn K. Stephens of McKenzie and Dusty and his wife, Jessica Locke, of Jacksonville, Florida; her mother, Dorothy Mae Jones of McKenzie; two sisters, Janie Moore and Sandra Laws, both of McKenzie; two brothers, Wayne T. and his wife, Donna Jones, and E. Ray Jones, all of McKenzie; and two grandchildren, Mitchell Lock and Eli Lock, both of Jacksonville, Florida.

The family has asked to please consider making memorials to the American Cancer Society.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m.

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PAULINE MAY DUNCAN, 1920-2010

CEDAR GROVE: Pauline May Duncan, 89, died July 12, 2010 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside funeral services were Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at Leach Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery with Bro. Robert Barger officiating.

Mrs. Duncan was born December 31, 1920 in Carroll County to the late Robert E. Moore and Lalar (Barger) Moore. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, R. J. Adams; her second husband, John Duncan; one son, Payton Adams; and one brother, James E. Moore.

Survivors include: one son, Jimmy Adams of Cedar Grove; and two grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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IMOGENE HOLLADAY KING, 1919-2010

JACKSON: Imogene Holladay King, 90, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the home of her daughter, Nelda Davis in Jackson, Tennessee. Funeral services were Monday, July 19, 2010, 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, Hollow Rock, Tennessee, where she was a member, with burial in Prospect Cemetery.

Mrs. King was born December 23,1919 in Carroll County to the late Lycurus Elihue Holladay and Pearl Williams Holladay. She primarily grew up in Hollow Rock and retired in 1985 as a supervisor for Henry I. Siegel. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. King; and son-in-law, Tom Davis.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nelda Davis of Jackson; and one sister, Carmel Hawkins.

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BILL AUZIE THOMAS

HUNTINGDON: Bill Auzie Thomas, 78, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at Seats Chapel Church of Christ Holiness with Rev. J.D. Williams officiating. Burial followed in Seats Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas was born May 14, 1932 in Henderson County to the late Willie Thomas and Ava May (Strayhorne) Thomas. He was a retired employee of the Town of Huntingdon and a member of Seats Chapel Church of Christ Holiness. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mattie Beard, Daisy Bardwell, and Willie Mae Thomas; and one brother, Calvin Thomas.

Survivors include: one daughter, Debra Elaine Gadson of Summerville, SC; two sisters, Margaret Simmons of Cedar Grove and Mildred Bell of Muskegon, MI; and three granddaughters.
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