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2010 Obituaries Archive: August 16-29

KATE GROSS, 1914-2010

HUNTINGDON: Kate Gross, 95, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Sunday, August 22, at 3 p.m. at Dilday - Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Ms. Gross was born October 27, 1914 in Carroll County to the late Eugene Orr and Sara Vellie (Crider) Orr. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company in Trenton and a member of Huntingdon First Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, W. B. Hollowell and Alvis Gross; and a granddaughter, Gina Pritchard.

Survivors include: one son, Roger (Sue) Hollowell of Yuma; two daughters, Jan (Charles) Collins of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Mary (Bill) Cowan of Murray, Kentucky; one stepson, Bob (Frances) Gross of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOYD, 1929-2010

HUNTINGDON: Benjamin Franklin Boyd, 80, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, August 23, at 11 a.m. at Clarksburg Church of Christ with Bro. Billy Ringold and Bro. Clint Hopper officiating. Burial followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Boyd was born September 28, 1929 in Carroll County to the late Jesse and Manda (Pendergrass) Boyd. He was a retired employee of the Milan Arsenal and a member of Clarksburg Church of Christ. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Kirk.

Survivors include: his wife, Alva Jean Boyd; two sons, Hal (Janice) Boyd and Tim (Sheri) Boyd, both of Clarksburg; one daughter, Sandy (Anthony) Boyd, of Huntingdon; one brother, Paul Boyd of Bruceton; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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RICHARD JACKSON FLIPPIN, 1928 - 2010

MCKENZIE: Richard Jackson Flippin, 81, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, August 19, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Beal and Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in McLemoresville Cemetery.

Mr. Flippin was born November 23, 1928 in Carroll County to the late James Allen Flippin and Mary Gertrude (McAlexander) Flippin. He was a retired service station owner, member of McLemorseville United Methodist Church and Woodmen of The World Organization. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Terry Lynn Flippin; one sister, Elizabeth French; and four brothers, James Flippin, Neil Flippin, Charles Flippin, and Bobby Flippin.

Survivors include: his wife of almost 62 years, Margaret Flippin of McKenzie; one daughter, Wanda (Terry) Townsend of Huntingdon; two sisters, Aline Lowe and Martha Glisson, both of McKenzie; one granddaughter and three step-grandchildren.

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MAGGIE H. KNOTT, 1922-2010

BRUCETON: Maggie H. Knott, 87, died Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Life Care of Bruceton. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 24, 10 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Hebron Cemetery near Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Knott was born September 21, 1922 in Vale to the late Charlie Benjamin Hamilton and Lessie Bell Pruitt Hamilton. She was an inspector for HIS and a member of Prospect Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Knott.

Survivors include: one sister, Helen Lee of Indianapolis, Indiana; and one brother, Lloyd Hamilton of McKenzie.

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KENNETH LELAND LEMONDS, 1927-2010

GLEASON: Kenneth Leland Lemonds, 82, died Tuesday, August 17, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 20, 11 a.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Father Joseph Paolozzi and Bro. Danny Cash officiating. Burial followed in Everett's Chapel Cemetery near McKenzie.

Mr. Lemonds was born December 23, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Edward Leland Lemonds and Ruby Lee (Gooch) Lemonds. He worked as a Plant Manager for Firestone Corporation and was a member of Gleason Masonic Lodge and Rotary Club.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Martha Sherman Lemonds; one son, Kenny Lemonds of Martin; one stepson, Tommy Joe Grooms of Dyersburg; five stepdaughters, Pat Delaney of Dresden, Debbie Grooms of Lexington, Marsha Purington, Carol Burton and Janet Peterson, all of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Ray Lemonds of McKenzie; three sisters, Julia Fowler of Gleason, Audrey Crossett of McKenzie, and Margarie Soper of Jackson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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ALFRED "ALFIE" WILLIAM SHAFFER, 1975-2010

PARIS: Alfred "Alfie" William Shaffer, 35, died Thursday, August 19, 2010 at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 25, 3 p.m. at Paris Community of Christ Church with Joseph E. Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Point Pleasant Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Shaffer was born July 27, 1975 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He worked construction work and automotive repair.

Survivors include: his mother, Gertie Shaffer; one daughter, Faith Nicole Shaffer of Parsons; two sons, Andrew Tyler Shaffer of Paris and Brandon Johnson of Dyersburg; two sisters, Wanda Carol Sanders Rainey of Bruceton and Kathy (David) Bowden of Paris; and three brothers, Elliot Ray Neal of Ozark, Arkansas, Nathan (Patty) Shaffer of Paris and Bill (Cindy) Morgan of Goodlettsville.

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WAYNE EDWARD DUNBAR

ATWOOD: Wayne Edward Dunbar, 60, died Monday, August 16, 2010 at Milan General Hospital. The body was cremated.

Mr. Dunbar was born July 25, 1950 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Lowell Dunbar; and one sister, Sandra RePosel of Brooklyn, Connecticut.

Survivors include: his wife, Eileen Knight Dunbar; mother, Helen Dunbar of Moosup, Connecticut; sons, Chad (Tiffany) Dunbar of Huntingdon, Jared Dunbar of Milan, and Corey (Megan King) Dunbar of McLemoresville; three grandchildren; brothers, Craig and Cameron Dunbar, both of Connecticut; and one sister, Sharon Stacey of Connecticut.

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WILLIAM "BILL" VAN DILLINGER

CHARLOTTE, MICHIGAN: William "Bill" Van Dillinger, 57, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010, of natural causes. Services were held Sunday, August 8, in Charlotte, Michigan.

Bill was born September 16, 1952 in Charlotte, Michigan, the son of James and Patricia (Rose) Dillinger. He lived in Gleason from 1963 to 1967, and attended school there during that time. Bill retired from the State of Michigan Department of Transportation and spent his retirement doing what he loved - auto swap meets. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Mae in 2009; his brother, Jimmy "Big Daddy" Dillinger; and his father, James Riley Dillinger.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judi (Effner); his son, Zach; his mother, Patricia; and his sisters, Michelle (Courtright) and Wanda (Hensley).
Paid Obit

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DOROTHY GEARLDINE RIMMER, 1924-2010

MCKENZIE: Dorothy Gearldine Rimmer, 86, died Friday, August 13, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, August 15, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

Mrs. Rimmer was born March 8, 1924 in Lone Oak, Arkansas to the late Johnie and Flossie Lee Vermillion Price. She was a nursing aide at Oak Manor Health Care Center and a member of Enon Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Rimmer, and a son, Terry Rimmer.

Survivors include: five daughters, Dorothy Franklin, Judy (Bobby) Cole, Nellie (Malcolm) Horton, Bettie (Tom) Horton, Mary Savage, all of McKenzie; two sons, Jerry (Debra) Rimmer of McKenzie, Johnny Rimmer of Trezevant; three sisters, Joyce Newbill of Lavinia and Linda Fuller of Huntingdon, and Sandra Erickson of Lockport, Illinois; two brothers, Howard Price of Trezevant and Frank Price of Camden; 14 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

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J.D. MOODY, 1930 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: J. D. Moody, 80, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Seller's Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Moody was born March 15, 1930 in Huntingdon to the late John Clemens Moody and Elsie Mervyn (Hampton) Moody. He was a retired production worker for the Milan Arsenal, a member of Huntingdon First Baptist Church, and an Army Korean War veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Frances Austin.

Survivors include: his wife of 27 years, Dorothy Moody of Huntingdon; one daughter, Teresa (David) Lloyd of Huntingdon; two sons, Greg Boyd of Huntingdon and Jeff (Tina) Moody of California; two sisters, Mary John Panacek and Peggy Ann Knapton, both of Florida; and one brother, Thomas (Sue) Moody of Huntingdon; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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LINDA KAY HAYWOOD, 1965 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Linda Kay Haywood, 44, died Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, August 16, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Davis Chapel Cemetery.

Ms. Haywood was born September 24, 1965 in Jackson. She attended Davis Chapel United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Roy and Ima Haywood; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Eula Mallard.

Survivors include: her father and mother, Tom and Mae Haywood of Huntingdon; one sister, Rita (Wesley) Mulina of Franklinton, Louisiana; one nephew and one niece.

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ADDIE PEARL BIRDWELL, 1922-2010

HUNTINGDON: Addie Pearl Birdwell, 88, died Monday, August 9, 2010. Funeral services were Thursday, August 12, at 11 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Winkler officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Birdwell was born May 20, 1922 in Henderson County to the late Gideon Massey and Hessie (Lewis) Massey. She was a homemaker and member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W. Birdwell; and two sisters, Charlene Woody and Madelyn Nesbitt.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sandra Bonds of Nashville and Gail Geibel of Huntingdon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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JAMES PAUL MOORE, 1938-2010

HUNTINGDON: James Paul Moore, 71, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 13, at 2 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Holmes, Bro. Steve Callicoat and Bro. Craig Evans officiating. Burial followed in Jamison Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was born October 8, 1938 in Decatur County to the late William Troy Moore and Elzie (Pratt) Moore. He was the former owner and current manager of I-Mart #108 in Parker's Crossroads and attended Davis Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Moore; one daughter, Melissa Morgan of Huntingdon; one son, Paul Wayne Moore of Parsons; two sisters, Linda (Robert) Rhodes of Parsons and Brenda Evans of Spring, Texas; two brothers, Bobby (Judy) Moore of Jackson and Tony (Dewana) Moore of Parsons; and two grandchildren.

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MATTIE SAYLES, 1912-2010

MCKENZIE: Mattie Sayles, 97, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services were Saturday, August 14, at 1 p.m. at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie.

Ms. Sayles was born November 26, 1912 to the late Thomas David and Jenny Warren Sayles. She was a retired factory worker for Wilker Brothers in McKenzie. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Agnes Black, Lillian Crews, Iral Maness, Lois Sayles, Eunice Hall and Mary Flippin; and one brother, Paul Sayles.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MOZELLE FRENCH GUNTER, 1928-2010

PARIS: Mozelle French Gunter, 82, died Monday, August 9, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 11, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Fred Shackelford officiating. Burial followed in Bevil Cemetery in Paris.

Mrs. Gunter was born June 8, 1928 in Paris to the late Clyde Melton and Bertha Campbell Melton. She was a former member of Springhill Baptist Church, a member of New Hope Baptist Church and formerly worked at Holley Carburetor Plant and Plumley Rubber Co. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry French; one daughter, Sandra Jean French (infant); one sister, Pauline Elkins; and one grandchild, Michael Thomas.

Survivors include: two daughters, Brenda (Jackie) Thomas of Huntingdon and Kathy (Tony) Ziemniarski of Cape Coral, Florida; two sons, Clyde Talmas (LouElla) French of Cape Coral, Florida and Ronnie (Lisa) French of Paris; one sister, Imogene (Howard) Welch of Knoxville; one brother, Vernon Clyde (Mary Ann) Melton of Paris; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

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L.B. TAYLOR, 1930-2010

HUNTINGDON: Lawrence B. Taylor, 80, died Friday, August 13, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services are Thursday, August 19, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with burial in Humbles Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born March 8, 1930 to the late Luther Buckley and Emma Taylor. He was a retired factory worker for the Foundry Company. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include: three daughters, Reda Cunningham of Martin, Brenda Taylor and Doris Merriweather, both of Gary, Indiana; one stepsister, Sharon King Gary, Indiana; one son, Jerry Taylor of Jackson; one sister, Martha D. Mitchum of Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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RALPH D. CHANDLER, 1930-2010

ADAMSVILLE: Ralph D. Chandler, 80, died Monday, August 16, 2010 in Adamsville. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 18, 3 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Huntingdon with Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Chandler was born March 13, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Hulon Clyde and Irene Vancleave Chandler. He was a general contractor with Pettigrew & Chandler Contracting Company and member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Donald Chandler, Jr.; one sister, Betty Jean Chandler; and two brothers, Gerald Chandler and Neal Chandler.

Survivors include: his wife, Faye (Rich) Chandler of Adamsville; three daughters, Donna Marshall (Garland) Whitten and Sande Jackson Arnold, both of Adamsville, and Jane (Craig) Fielder of Savannah; one son, James (Paula) Chandler of Adamsville; one sister, Dorothy Nell Chandler (Herman) Carl of Florissant, Missouri; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Shackelford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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