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2010 Obituaries Archive: August 2-15


GLEASON: Arthur Ray Danner, 90, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Thursday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Bob Copeland and Bro. Billy Garner officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.

Mr. Danner was born January 17, 1920 in Gleason to the late Egbert Arthur Danner and Euna Odell (Dodson) Danner. He worked as a postal worker and attended Beech Springs Baptist Church near Gleason. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maude (York) Danner.

Survivors include: one son, Danny (Mary Ellen) Danner of Germantown; and one sister, Mildred Brooks of Cookeville.


CECILE A. DABBS, 1940-2010

MCKENZIE: Cecile A. Dabbs, 69, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 6, 11 a.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Dabbs was born August 13, 1940 in Canton, Ohio to the late Frank and Veronica Thompson Svob. She was retired from Henry I. Siegel Company in Trezevant.

Survivors include: her husband, Cleitus Dabbs of McKenzie; one son, David (Amanda) Dabbs of McKenzie; one grandson, Austin Dabbs of McKenzie; two sisters, Cecila Gelston of Memphis and Julie Sellers of South Haven, Mississippi.



SPRING HILL, FLORIDA: Dale Ingram Willis, 86, died August 1, 2010 at HPH Hospice in Spring Hill, Florida after a long bout with cancer. Funeral services were August 4 at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home in Spring Hill, Florida with burial in the Florida National Cemetery in Busnell, Florida.

Mrs. Willis was born October 13, 1923 to the late Jess and Dora Lee (Cole) Ingram in Trezevant. She was a retired beautician and business owner. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Buddy Smith of McKenzie; and one sister, Ruth Johns of Milan.

Survivors include: her husband, Robert Willis of Spring Hill, Florida; one daughter, Kay Markunas of Clearwater, Florida; one son, Johnny (Judy) Smith of Gallatin, TN; three stepsons, Gary Willis of Holiday, Florida, Terry Willis of Chicago, Illinois, Larry Willis of Leeksville, Mississippi; one stepdaughter, Rita (Ronnie) Patterson of Chattanooga; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Pinson Smith of McKenzie; two sisters, Margie (Bill) Adams of McKenzie and Ann Seavers of Trezevant; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.



MCKENZIE: Aaron Ross Sherwood, infant, died Friday, August 6, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, August 8, at 3 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Master Sherwood was born Friday, August 6, 2010 to Ross and Ashley Cooper Sherwood. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, Katie Wainscott, and great-grandfather, Jere Cooper; paternal great-grandparents, Jerry and Lou Sherwood and Jimmy and Dot Gill.

Survivors include: his parents, maternal grandparents, Kristie Cooper of McKenzie and Jim Cooper of Greenfield; paternal grandparents, Steve and Genia Sherwood of McKenzie; maternal great-grandmother, June Nunnery Cooper of Greenfield; and maternal great-grandfather, Gerald (Jerry) Wainscott of McKenzie.



MCKENZIE: Fairy Bell Gilbert, 84, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie. Funeral services were Saturday, August 7, at 1 p.m. at Apostolic Faith Church in McKenzie with Bishop Walter McBride officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery in Paris.

Mrs. Gilbert was born September 16, 1925 in McKenzie to the late John and Flossie Mae Haynes Jones. She was educated in the Carroll County school system and was employed by Gaines Manufacturing Co. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Leroy Gilbert; one daughter, Geneva Ann Carter; and one sister, Rose Horton.

Survivors include: her children, Roger Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia, Cleve Gilbert of Trenton, Ricky (Lisa) Gilbert of McKenzie, Mary Sue (Thomas) Gills of Cleveland, Ohio, and Donna Gilbert of Trenton; and several grandchildren.

Trinity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Virgie Mae Mitchell Taylor, 79, died Monday, August 2, 2010. Funeral services were Monday, August 9, at 1 p.m. at the Clark Street Baptist Church with burial in Humbles Cemetery.

Mrs. Taylor was born August 17, 1930 in Huntingdon to the late Braso and Lucille Mitchell. She attended school in Henderson County and was a member of Clark Street Missionary Baptist Church in Huntingdon. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Harvey Lee Taylor; and one daughter, Dovie Lee Collins.

Survivors include: her husband, Brian (Bow) Taylor; one son, Billy Ray (Linda) Taylor of McKenzie; four sisters, Flossie Taylor, Luevirn Davis, Luetricia Weathers and Frances Taylor; two brothers, O.C. Hall and Oscar, Jr. Hall; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



HUNTINGDON: Carolyn Loraine Ballenger, 68, died Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at her home. Private services will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Ballenger was born November 7, 1941 in Muscatine, Iowa to the late Dale Oscar Harris and Mary (Gililand) Harris. She was a self-employed restaurant owner. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Windy Sue Ballenger; and two brothers, Dale O. Harris and Ronald L. Harris.

Survivors include: her husband of 53 years, Chester Ballenger; two sons, Chester E. Ballenger and Brian L. Ballenger, both of Muscatine, Iowa; three daughters, Michelle R. Kilburn of Gibson, Katherine Holland of Muscatine, Iowa and Tina Evans of South Bloomfield, Ohio; two brothers, Clayton Harris and Mark Harris, both of Davenport, Iowa; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



HUNTINGDON: Margie Fay Weathers, 77, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Saturday, August 7, at 1 p.m. at Parker's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Parker officiating. Burial followed in Parker's Chapel Cemetery.

Ms. Weathers was born June 11, 1935 in Clarksburg to the late Seaburn Weathers and Ela (Parker) Weathers. She was a homemaker and a member of Parker's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Weathers and Tony Weathers; one grandchild, Deidra Weathers; six sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carrie Norwood of Jackson and Shelia Strayhorn of Huntingdon; three sons, Robert Weathers of Memphis, Phillip (Cathy) Weathers and Terry Weathers, both of Huntingdon; 18 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.


ALBERT DEE BAKER, 1934 - 2010

HOLLOW ROCK: Albert Dee Baker, 76, died Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Beasley and Bro. Bob White officiating. Burial followed in Hebron Cemetery.

Mr. Baker was born February 21, 1934 in Carroll County to the late Arvin Andrew Baker and Lura Bell (Presson) Baker. He was a supervisor for Bill Sills Sportswear. He also worked in the florist business for many years and served in the United States Army. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Forrest, Edna Pace, Avie Ivy, and Edie Sue Bryant; and one brother, Howard Baker.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary (Chandler) Baker; one daughter, Jean (Cotton) Pounders of Tuscumbia, Alabama; one son, Andy (Tina) Baker of Hollow Rock; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



HENRY: Lola Alice Ray Bailey, 68, died Thursday, August 5, 2010 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Sunday, August 8, at 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris with Roger Graham and Rex Buford officiating. Burial followed in Bevil Cemetery.

Mrs. Bailey was born September 27, 1941 in Henry County to the late Walter Ray and Nellie French Ray. She was a housekeeper for 22 years at Henry County Medical Center. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Bailey; and one grandchild, Jessica "Star" Bailey.

Survivors include: one daughter, Dona Kay (Kenny) Allen of Henry; one son, James Lee (Dawn) Bailey of Oakfield; one sister, Mary Sue Bowers of Henry; three brothers, Roy (Gelinda) Ray and Dale (Teresa) Ray, both of Henry, and Charles (Shirley) Ray of Mansfield; and three grandchildren.



DRESDEN: Marvie Neal Williams, 69, died Saturday, August 7, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 10, at 1 p.m. at Dresden First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Earheart officiating. Burial followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Lexington.

Mr. Williams was born April 4, 1941 in Reagan, Tennessee to the late Claude Thomas Williams and Mammie (Jowers) Williams. He was retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol after 30 years of service and was a Methodist.

Survivors include: his wife, Nancy Rachel (Jackson) Williams of Dresden; one sister, Betty (Nick) Nickerson of Clearwater, Florida; three brothers, Roger (JoAnn) Williams of Jackson, Missouri, Larry (Donna) Williams of Maryville, Tennessee and Claude Williams, Jr. of Lexington.

Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.



GLEASON: Glendell Arnold, 84, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at Henry County Healthcare. Funeral services were Sunday, August 1, at 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Arnold was born July 20, 1926 in Gleason to the late Everett B. Arnold and Sarah (Doster) Arnold. He was an interior decorator, WW II Army veteran and member of Gleason Masonic Lodge. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Yolando Arnold.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruth (King) Arnold of Gleason; four sons, Ronnie (Martha) Arnold, Glen (Jackie) Arnold, Dennis (Karen) Arnold, all of Gleason, and Mike (Betty) Arnold of Martin; one daughter, Debbie (Ronnie) Turner of Gleason; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


JAMES E. PARRISH, JR., 1929 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: James Edison Parrish, Jr., 81, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, August 2, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur L. Lodge, Dr. Ed North and Dr. Dan Krutz officiating. Burial followed in Elm Wood Cemetery in Blytheville, Arkansas.

Mr. Parrish was born April 12, 1929 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late James Edison Parrish, Sr. and Alva (Steveson) Parrish. He retired from South Western Bell Telephone Company in 1985 with 35 years of service, was a World War II Navy veteran, and a member of Huntingdon First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Virginia (Goodwin) Parrish of Huntingdon; one son, Mark Parrish, two daughters, Jamie Sharp and Kay (John) McDonald, all of Little Rock, Arkansas; two half-brothers, Don Parrish and Tommy Parrish, two half-sisters, Linda Spicer and Fay Elrod, all of Dyersburg; two stepsons, Rev. Dan Krutz of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Gary Krutz of Huntingdon; one stepdaughter, Beth Krutz Smith of Parker, Colorado; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.



HOLLOW ROCK: Ray Anthony Pardue, 53, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Life Care of Bruceton. Funeral services were Thursday, July 29, 11 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Ted Gentle officiating. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock.

Mr. Pardue was born May 9, 1957 in Memphis to the late John Robert Pardue and Betty Sue Rogers Pardue. He was a stacker for Camden Hardwood. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rhonda Pardue; and one brother, Ricky Pardue.

Survivors include: five sisters, Deborah Gaskins of Jackson, Lucy Trull of Huntingdon, Ruby Brown of Camden, Mary Pardue of Hollow Rock and Theresa Lane of McKenzie; five brothers, Ronnie Pardue of Memphis, Robert Wayne Pardue of Hollow Rock, Jerry Pardue of Omaha, Nebraska, Johnny Pardue and Jimmy Pardue, both of Hollow Rock.
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