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2010 Obituaries Archive: October 25 - November 8

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PAUL HARON KLUTTS, 1932-2010

GLEASON: Paul Haron Klutts, 78, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at McKenzie Healthcare. Graveside services are Wednesday, November 3, 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Cemetery with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating.

Mr. Klutts was born August 21, 1932 to the late Robert P. Klutts and Myrtle Todd (Owen) Klutts. He was a truck driver.

Survivors include: his wife, Shelby (Sawyers) Klutts of Gleason; two sons, Myron Klutts of Dresden and Paul Klutts of Gleason; and one daughter, Melaynie (Klutts) Perkins of Gadsden.

Williams Funeral Home of Gleason is in charge of arrangements.

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CONNIE FAYE PAGE, 1945-2010

MCKENZIE: Connie Faye Page, 65, died October 31, 2010 at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 3, 3 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Burial will follow in New Valley Cemetery in Gleason.

Mrs. Page was born in Trenton on June 19, 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of McKenzie First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Doyle; stepfather, Charlie Barton; one brother, Roger Dale Doyle; and one half-sister, Wanda Breitberg.

Survivors include: her mother, Pearlie Barton of McKenzie; her husband, Roy Page of McKenzie; two sons, Terry (Jennifer) Rice of North Augusta, South Carolina and Tim Page of McKenzie; one half-sister, Gail Robertson of Alamo; three brothers, Earl Doyle of McKenzie, Prentice Doyle of Chattanooga, and Phil Doyle of Henry; one half-brother, Wayne Doyle of Humboldt; four grandchildren, Falein (Phillip) Gallimore, Brett Rice, Scott Rice and Amanda Rice; and one great-granddaughter, Keira Gallimore.

Visitation is Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. until service time on Wednesday.

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LINDA NEELY WILSON, 1948-2010

HUNTINGDON: Linda Neely Wilson, 62, died Monday, October 25, 2010 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 27, at 1 p.m. at Huntingdon First United Methodist Church with Bro. Dossie Wheatley, Bro. Kenneth Massey and Bro. Jim Cooper officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born April 5, 1948 in Huntingdon to the late Otis "Cookie" Neely and Louise (Barnhart) Neely. She was a homemaker, a member of Huntingdon First United Methodist Church, and an avid supporter of the Carroll South Relay for Life having served as team captain for several years and has remained on the general committee. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Neely and Earl Neely.

Survivors include: her husband of 41 years, Gene Wilson of Huntingdon; one son, Brad Wilson of Huntingdon; and one brother, James (Jim) Neely of Huntingdon.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MARY "BETH" SCHLEISS, 1949-2010

PARIS: Mary "Beth" Schleiss, 61, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 30, at 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Steve Gallimore and Walter Lockhart officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Ms. Schleiss was born June 2, 1949 in Henry County to the late Doris Edward Wade and Luna Ray Dowdy Wade. She retired from the Henry County Health Department after 28 years, worked at Security Bank part-time after retiring, was Baptist by faith, member of the Women of the Moose, Paris Elks Lodge, VFW Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Janice Cox.
Survivors include: two daughters, Tracy Loines of Paris and Jama (Dan) Wright of Advance, Missouri; one son, Steven (Rosemary) Loines of Puryear; four sisters, JoAnn (Danny) George of Chattanooga, Linda (Johnny) Ball of Smithville, Joyce Laster of Bradford and Debbie (Jimmy) Reeder of McKenzie; and five grandchildren.

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HELEN F. DALE, 1931-2010

HENRY: Helen F. Dale, 79, died Wednesday, October 27, at Paris Health Care. Funeral services were Friday, October 29, at 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with burial in Glisson Cemetery.

Mrs. Dale was born September 4, 1931 in Weakley County to the late Robert F. Brawner and Annie Heath Brawner. She was a homemaker, worked on the farm in the Liberty IV community in Henry County and was a Presbyterian by faith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Dale.

Survivors include: two daughters, Nancy (Lester) French of Paris and Marianne (Bob) Leonard of Henry; one sister, Mildred Maddox of Gleason; three brothers, Bill (Sylvia) Brawner of Arizona, Dick Brawner and Bob (Julie) Brawner, both of Michigan; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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TEDDY RAY HANDLEY, 1939-2010

SAVANNAH: Teddy Ray Handley, 71, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Savannah. Funeral services were Sunday, October 31, at 1 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church in Savannah with Ron Jones officiating. Burial followed in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.

Mr. Handley was born May 27, 1939 in Savannah to the late Arthur Jackson and Emma Susan Hartley Handley. He was the owner and operator of the Atwood Market for 30 years, member of Eureka United Methodist Church, and served his country in the Army National Guard. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Keith Ray Wood Handley; two sisters, Thelma Boswell and Helen Bernice Greene; six brothers, Marvin Handley, A. Jack Handley, Jr., Dan Handley, Billy Handley, Frank Handley and Bobby Handley.

Survivors include: his wife, Margaret Handley of Savannah; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Carroll of Savannah; one sister, Patsy Gibbs of Savannah; two brothers, Rex Handley and Tommy Handley, both of Savannah; and two grandchildren.

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GAYLLOYD RANVELL (G.R.) HOLLOWAY, 1927-2010

MCKENZIE: Gaylloyd Ranvell (G.R.) Holloway, 83, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, October 31, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Holloway was born August 13, 1927 in Obion to the late Carl and Maybell Younger Holloway. He was a carpenter, member of Bethel Baptist Church in Obion County and a World War II United States Marine Corps. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Glass; and one half-brother, William Holloway.

Survivors include: his wife of 44 years, Bessie Arlene Zigler Holloway of McKenzie; two daughters, Diane Johnson of McKenzie and Rae Lynn Verner of Camden; two sons, Ricky Holloway of Paris; and Randy Holloway of Dyer; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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JOSIE VIRGINIA RILEY, 1927-2010

BROKEN ARROW, OKLAHOMA: Josie Virginia Riley, 83, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services are Thursday, November 4, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Everetts Chapel Cemetery near McKenzie.

Mrs. Riley was born June 17, 1927 in McKenzie to the late George "Doc" Aylor and Ceceil (Sherrod) Aylor. She grew up in the McKenzie area having graduated from Gleason High School.  She married George Edward Riley July 1, 1948 in McKenzie.  She and George had been residents of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for the past 30 years.  She was a loving housewife who enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and traveling and was also a former member of the Oak Haven Baptist Church in Memphis. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa; and two brothers, William W. and Clarence Aylor.

Survivors include: her husband, George E. Riley of Broken Arrow; two sons, Jerry (Denise) Riley Okemah, Oklahoma and Michael Riley of Broken Arrow; Julie (Kenneth) Dodson of Collierville; one sister, Allie Thompson of Russellville, Alabama; eight grandchildren, Ashley Fisher, Brian Riley, Jimmy Parish, Paige Lee, Ryan Riley, Jessica Riley, Brandon Dodson, and Deanna Weaver; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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MARTHA TRAYWICK HAMLIN, 1919 - 2010
 
HUNTINGDON: Martha Traywick Hamlin, 91, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at Harmony Hill Assisted Living in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, October 25, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Jeffords officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers who served were Allen Espey, Dwight Williams, Marty Towater, Tim Clark, Heath Bush, and Ben Dempsey.  Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Jerry Atkins, John C. Hall, Lloyd Milam, Frank Myers, Dennis Pollock, Terry Thompson, and Larry Williams.

Mrs. Hamlin was born July 29, 1919 in Carroll County to the late Robert Edgar Traywick and Myrtle (Turner) Traywick. She was a well-respected registered nurse and obtained her nursing education from Union University in Jackson.  She was employed for many years by Dr. R. B. Wilson and Carroll County Hospital which eventually became Baptist Memorial Hospital.  She served her hospital and community as the Infection Control Nurse at the time of her retirement.  She was a past member of the American Nurses Association and Tennessee Nurses Association and served as a board member for several years.  She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon.  She was a dog lover and could be seen around town with her beloved Lucy as long as her health permitted.  She was a caring and compassionate person who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Hamlin, to whom she was married for more than fifty years; one sister, Iris Walker; and four brothers, Alton Traywick, Glen Traywick, Turner Traywick and Lofton Traywick.

Survivors include: her special nieces, Alice (Bob) Korenblat of Colorado, Linda (Glenn) Nygard of Oregon, Vicky Arnold of Memphis, Myra Traywick of Washington, Martha Anita (Jerry) Walker of California, and Janice Whitson of Florida; special nephews, Don Traywick of California, Jim Traywick of Oregon, Mike Traywick, Rick Traywick, both of Oklahoma; great-nephew, Michael (Talia) Korenblat of Colorado; a sister-in-law, Donna Arnold of Huntingdon.  She also leaves very special friends, Richard and Gaye Gooch of Huntingdon and a host of other friends.

Paid obit

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MARY EVELYN ABRAMS, 1930-2010

MCKENZIE: Mary Evelyn Abrams, 80, died Monday, October 18, 2010, at her home. A memorial service was Sunday, October 24, 3 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.

Mrs. Abrams, a homemaker, was born October 11, 1930 to the late Robert and Rose Kenney Shaw.
Survivors include: one daughter, Tammy (Michael) Host of McKenzie; one son, Michael D. Abrams of McKenzie; one sister, Mildred Sturdivant of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and one granddaughter, Rosemary (Joe David) Johnson.

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DENNIS RANDELL "RANDY" BEAL, 1951-2010

MCKENZIE: Dennis Randell "Randy" Beal, 58, died October 23, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, October 27, 2 p.m., at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Beal was born in Huntingdon on December 27, 1951. He was employed with the City of McKenzie Street Department and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his parents, Bro. Dennis and Louise Holland Beal; one daughter, Virginia Beal of Norfolk, Virginia; three sons, Randy (Marisa) Beal of Beaufort, South Carolina, Benjamin Beal and Daniel Beal, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; one sister, Gail Beal of Milan; two grandchildren, Ava Beal and Colton Beal, and several nieces and nephews.

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DOROTHY L. BRITTON

MCKENZIE: Dorothy L. Britton, 87, died October 17, 2010 at Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 20, 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Gleason.

Ms. Britton was born September 26, 1923 to the late Ruben H. and Ruby Haddock Britton. She was a retired factory worker and member of Enon Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Gladys Robinson, Ora Mildred Sydnor,  Benthal Lou Duncan, and Willie Pearl Cooper; and three brothers, William L. Britton, James "Red" Britton and Marvin T. Britton.

Survivors include: three sisters, Geneva Horton of McKenzie, Zettie Stafford of McKenzie and Jean Ervin of McKenzie.

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GLEN MARSH ANDERSON, 1915-2010

EVA: Glen Marsh Anderson, 95, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at Camden Healthcare and Rehab. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 26, at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Camden with Rev. Dean Emerson, Rev. Jerry Hassell and Rev. Steve Cavitt officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Chester County.

Mrs. Anderson was born October 16, 1915 in Beech Bluff to the late Manley Fields Marsh and Mattie Jane Latham Marsh. She was a seamstress, member of First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Denver W. Anderson; one sister, Nola Marsh; and two brothers, Charles Marsh and Edison Marsh.

Survivors include: one daughter, Martha Holifield of Eva; one son, David Anderson of Lexington; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lakeshore Methodist Assembly or Camp Bluebird.

Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MARTIN LEE "SPUD" HAYS, 1962-2010

HENRY: Martin Lee "Spud" Hayes, 74, died Friday, October 22, 2010 at his home. A memorial service was Sunday, October 24, at 4 p.m. at Sulphur Well Church of Christ with Randy Stephens officiating. Cremation followed.

Mr. Hayes was born September 22, 1936 in Henry to the late John Frances Hays and Mabel Bowden Hays. He was a member of Sulphur Well Church of Christ and former elder, former Grove High School teacher, traveled with the Washington Generals basketball team, and U.S. Air Force veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Janet Scott.

Survivors include: his wife, Janet "Jan" Crain Hays of Henry; three sons, Tod Hayes of Bryan, Texas, Lee (Meg) Hays of Cedar Park, Texas, and Wes Hays of Red Rock, Texas; two sisters, Linda (Bill) Scott of Kingston and Francine (Dale) Crain of Paris; and four grandchildren.

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GRACE ROSE OGNIBENE, 1922-2010

MCKENZIE: Grace Rose Ognibene, 88, died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, October 25, at 11 a.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Barker officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Ognibene was born June 25, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Thomas James and Bertha Freund McLamey; She was a retired office worker for Sears in Chicago, Catholic in faith and a resident of McKenzie for the past 26 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, George Ognibene of McKenzie.

Survivors include: her husband, Carlo Ognibene of McKenzie; one daughter, Joann Downs of Washington State; two sons, John Bonfiglio of Chicago, Illinois and Ralph Bonfiglio of St. Louis, Missouri; one grandson, William Bonfiglio of Nashville; one niece, Beulah Ognibene of McKenzie; great nieces and nephew, Patricia (Steve) Cothran of Milan and George (Jennifer) Ognibene of McKenzie.

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IMOGENE ELLIS, 1929 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Imogene Ellis, 81, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Friday, October 22, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Daniel and Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellis was born February 23, 1929 in Bruceton to the late Herman Eubanks and Eubie Elizabeth (Smith) Eubanks. She was a retired machine operator for Publix Shirt Company and a member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby Eubanks, Kenneth Eubanks, and Bill Eubanks.

Survivors include: her husband of 66 years, W.T. "Dub" Ellis of Huntingdon; two daughters, Lou Dutton (J.B.) of Georgia and Carolyn Bryant of Jackson; one sister, Rebecca (Ray) Hampton of Buena Vista; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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NEIL STANLEY MASSEY, 1932 - 2010

HUNTINGDON: Neil Stanley Massey, 78, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, October 22, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Rufus Chandler and Bro. Dennis Lunsford officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Massey was born June 14, 1932 in Carroll County to the late Floyd Massey and Inez (Chandler) Massey. He was a boilermaker for the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad and a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Harvey Massey; and two sisters, Peggy Massey and Cynthia Massey.

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Sullivan) Massey of Huntingdon; five sons, Gary (Linda) Massey of Crown Point, Indiana, Neil D. (Karen) Massey of Portage, Indiana, Bill Massey of Huntingdon, Mike (Rosemary) Massey of Kingwood, Texas, and Roger (Nikki) Massey of Merrillville, Indiana; four brothers, LD Massey of Schererville, Indiana, Floyd Massey of Griffith, Indiana, Charlie Massey of Huntingdon, and Delmar Massey of Bruceton; three sisters, Joyce Butler of Hobart, Indiana, Judy Lowery of Camden and Wanda Burdan of Cedar Lake, Indiana; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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JOHN ELVIS WEATHERS, 1926- 2010

WILDERSVILLE: John Elvis Weathers, 84, died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 23, at 2 p.m. at  Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. John D. Williams officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

Mr. Weathers was born October 12, 1926 in Yuma to the late Priest Edward Weathers and Florence (Pearson) Weathers. He was a self-employed concrete finisher and a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dimper Weathers.

Survivors include: two daughters, Denisty (Fermin) Whitaker and Shodroguez Webb; four sons, Gaylon (Lee Helen) Weathers of Wildersville, Robert Lewis (Eva Mae) Jamison, Thomas Harris, and John Elvis Whitaker; one brother, A.L. Weathers; two sisters, Mamie Weathers Donald and Susie Weathers Bright; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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HALLIE ELAINE PINSON, 1921-2010

HOLLOW ROCK: Hallie Elaine Pinson, 89, died Thursday, October 21, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, October 23, at 1 p.m. at Huntingdon Church of Christ with Bro. Dan Winkler officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Pinson was born June 10, 1921 in Henry County to the late Porter Walls and Anna (Reynolds) Walls. She was a member of Huntingdon Church of Christ and a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Revis E. Pinson; and one sister, Margaret Foust.

Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy (Carol) Pinson of Hollow Rock and Gary Pinson of Nashville; one brother, Joe Walls of East Ridge, Georgia; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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ADDIE BOYD MERRELL, 1918-2010

CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS: Addie Boyd Merrell, 92, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Arbor Place of Puryear. Funeral services were Friday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Warren T. Sykes officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan.

Mrs. Merrell was born May 16, 1918 in Buchanan to the late Burchess Burton Boyd and Nina Jackson Boyd. She was a homemaker and member of First General Baptist Church in Centralia, Illinois. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Garland Leon Merrell; two sisters, Lois Merrell and Jessie B. Clayton; and four brothers, Bonnie Boyd, Harvey Boyd, Quinton Boyd and Joe Boyd.

Survivors include: her husband, Hugh J. Merrell of Centralia, Illinois; two sisters, Ruby Carter of Henry and Annie Lafever of Paris; two brothers, William (Faye) Boyd and Billy (Sally) Boyd, both of Puryear; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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