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Obituaries Archive: November 9-22


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JOAN FLYNN NICHOLS
1938-2010
ILLINOIS: Joan Flynn Nichols, 72, formerly of Robinson, Illinois, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center of Coles County, Illinois. Funeral services were Friday, November 12, 10 a.m. in the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla with the Rev. Rich Shugert officiating. Graveside services were Friday, November 12, 2 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, south of Annapolis, Illinois.
Mrs. Nichols was born July 7, 1938 in Crawford County, Illinois to the late Lavaughn and Verlie (Lingafelter) Shaffner. She was a member of the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla, Illinois and a former treasurer for the city of Robinson from 1970 to 2000. She was retired from the H&R Block Company of Robinson, Illinois. She married William R. "Bob" Flynn October 15, 1960 in Robinson, Illinois, and Mr. Flynn died January of 1995. She later married Oscar Lee Nichols September 19, 1997 in Trilla, Illinois. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Ansel Buckner.
Survivors include: her husband, Oscar Lee Nichols of rural Trilla, Illinois; children, Michael Kent Flynn of Robinson, Illinois, Carla Renee (Walter) Waddle of McKenzie, Ronald (Julie) Nichols of South Heaven, Michigan, Jim (Lisha) Nichols of Huntsville, Alabama, Paul (Betty) Nichols of Sullivan, Illinois, Carmia (Larry) Baker of Charleston, Illinois, and Betty (Richard) Gonce of Stevenson, Alabama; one brother, Arden (Diana) Shaffner of Annapolis, Illinois; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Memorials may be made to the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 301 East Trilla Road, Trilla, Illinois 62469.
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LOUISE FRANCIS WALTERS
1914-2010
PARIS: Loving and devoted mother, Louise Frances Walters died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Paris Healthcare Center. Funeral services were Monday, November 15, at 1 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Her burial followed at Barren Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church where she was a member.
Louise was the rock and foundation of her family, which included any soul in need or stray animal that found its way to her country home. A strong and resourceful woman, her home was a hub of activity. She never met a stranger or turned anyone away. Non-judgmental, easy to talk to, and genuine to the core, she was loved by everyone. Her smile and laughter will be missed.
Born in East St. Louis, Illinois on May 9, 1914 Louise struggled through the Great Depression as the oldest of 10 children.
Her husband, Thomas Fredrick Walters of Paris and Carroll County, preceded her in death April 1990. They were married in August of 1932 and for many years ran a successful mobile home business in Henry, Carroll and Humphrey counties until they retired.
Survivors include: four married sons, Richard and Mary Walters of Paris, Danny and Linda Walters of Memphis, Charles and Betty Walters of Memphis, and Brian and Joan Walters of Hollow Rock; one sister, Evelyn Gavach of DuQuoin, Illinois; two brothers, Kenneth Stephenson of Gurney, Illinois and Ronald Stephenson of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
For just under a century the world was a better place with Louise caring for her family. There was always an empty plate at her table, and now everyone who knew her must see an extra place-setting and think of her.
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NANCY KATHRYN MCBROOM PRATT
1920-2010
MCKENZIE: Nancy Kathryn McBroom Pratt, 90, formerly of Trezevant, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at McKenzie Healthcare Center. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Ernest Pounds officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Cemetery near Holly Leaf Community.
Mrs. Pratt was born November 2, 1920 in McKenzie to the late Robert Thomas and Katie Reynolds McBroom. She was a retired supervisor at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant and member of the Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Pratt who died in 1996; and two sisters, Mae Mikel and Dorothy McBroom.
Survivors include: one daughter, Wanda (Tommy) Johnson of McKenzie; one step-grandson, Michael Johnson of McKenzie; one nephew, Joe Galey of Huntsville, Alabama; and other nieces, nephews and cousins.
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JOHN MARK COOPER
1932-2010
MCKENZIE: John Mark Cooper, 79, died Sunday, November 14, 2010, at his home. Funeral services are Friday, November 19, 2 p.m.  at Grace Baptist Church  with burial in Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Cooper was born June 27, 1932 to the late Utah and Louise Neal Cooper. He was retired from McKenzie Banking Company and was a member of Grace Baptist Church.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Austin Cooper, Bill Cooper, and Russell Cooper.
Survivors include: three sons, Dana (Lisa) Cooper, Mark Cooper and Matt (Ginger) King, all of McKenzie; three brothers, Warren Cooper, Wayne Cooper and Charlie Cooper, all of McKenzie; and three grandchildren, Rebekah Cooper, Rachel Cooper and Alexa Cooper. 
Visitation is Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home and on Friday, visitation will be at Grace Baptist Church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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SADIE MARQWAY COOK
1990-2010
GLEASON: Sadie Marqway Cook, 20, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, November 12, 2 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Sumner officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
Ms. Cook, a student, was born September 21, 1990 in Martin.
Survivors include: her mother, Jan Finch (Herman) Vaughn of Gleason; her father, Steve (Joyce) Cook of Dukedom; two sisters, Savanna (Finch) Bratton of Gleason and Jessica Cook of Dukedom; two brothers, Stephen (Tiffany) Cook of Gleason and Chad Reynolds of Greenfield; and grandparents, Gail Prichard, Phillip Finch and Sylvia Cook.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason is in charge of arrangements.

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MARTHA SUE BRADBERRY
1932-2010
PINSON: Martha Sue Bradberry, 78, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 10, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Tom Winchester officiating. Burial followed in Bradberry Cemetery in Dresden.
Mrs. Bradberry, a homemaker, was born June 27, 1932 in Paris to the late Wiley Owen and Lilly (Paschall) Owen. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Bradberry.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linda (Bradberry) Gibbons of Pinson and Shelia (Bradberry) Keeling of Gleason; one son, Gary Bradberry of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; one sister, Lorene Miles of Paris; and one brother, J.W. Owen of Dresden.

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DANNY HAYES
1947 - 2010
CLARKBURG: Danny Hayes, 63, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 17, at 10 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Ringold officiating. Burial followed in Sellers Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Hayes was born June 5, 1947 in East Prairie, Missouri to the late Ollie Hayes and Mamie (Brunt) Hayes. He was a factory worker for S & L Crate Company, a member of the Church of Christ in Portageville and served in the National Guard. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex Hayes and J.B. Hayes.
Survivors include: six sisters, Opal Jeffries of Clarksburg, Marie Nowell of Portageville, Missouri, Nadine Hatfield of Troy, Missouri, Emma Lou Adams of Clarksburg, Patricia Macanufo of Festus, Missouri, Judy Griffin of Leslie, Arkansas; and one brother, Jerry Hayes of Nashville.

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REV. JAMES LOGAN FORTNER I
1916 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Rev. James Logan Fortner I, 94, died Saturday, November 13, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 17, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. L. H. Hardwick, Jr. and Rev. Donald Ricketts, Jr. officiating.  Burial followed in Clark Cemetery.
Rev. Fortner was born February 17, 1916 in Cedar Grove to the late Andrew Jackson Fortner and Maude Harriett (Shackelford) Fortner.  He was the founder, pastor and lifelong member of First United Pentecostal Church of Huntingdon.  He was ordained at the age of 19 as a minister and presbyster in the United Pentecostal Church of Tennessee.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, one brother and one grandson, John Stano.
Survivors include: his wife of 71 years, Mary Ellen Bryant Fortner; one daughter, Mary Bryant Fortner (Louis) Stano of Brentwood; two sons, Dr. James Logan (Gloria) Fortner, II of Nashville, Joseph O'Neil (Lisa) Fortner of McKenzie; one sister, Annie Myrtle Goff of Cedar Grove; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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ALEX WALTON WILES
1914 - 2010
CEDAR GROVE: Alex Walton Wiles, 96, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at his home. Funeral services were Friday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Osborne officiating. Burial followed in Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mr. Wiles was born January 31, 1914 in Cedar Grove to the late Alford Alex Wiles and Josie Caroline (Ross) Wiles. He was a retired production worker for the Milan Arsenal and attended Lavinia Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Johnnie F. Wiles; and a sister Mable Jewell Wiles.
Survivors include: one sister, Wilma Wiles of Dyersburg, one niece and one nephew and several great nieces and nephews.

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PATRICIA JOY HUTCHINS
1932 - 2010
CEDAR GROVE: Patricia Joy Hutchins, 78, died Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Friday, November 12, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Crowe officiating. Burial followed in Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mrs. Hutchins was born February 27, 1932 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma to the late Jim Lee Nelson and Allie (Henderson) Nelson. She was a retired secretarial clerk for Sunny Side Elementary School and a member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband of 61 years, Jack Hutchins of Cedar Grove; two daughters, Drucellia Burrow of Milan and Linda Monahan of Napa, California; one son, Jack Lee (Joann) Hutchins of Cedar Grove; one sister, Carol (Velton) Stevens of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and one brother, Gary L. (Mary) Nelson of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, and five great-grandsons.

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MELLIA QUA WORRELL
1941 - 2010
MCLEMORESVILLE: Mellia Qua Worrell, 69, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at Martin Health Care Center in Martin. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 10, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie McClure. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery.
Mrs. Worrell was born October 31, 1941 in Obion County to the late Elton Ray Gateley and Dora Mae (Hamilton) Gateley. She was a retired seamstress for the H I S Company. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Gateley.
Survivors include: two daughters, Dora "Daisy" (Shannon) Vaughn of Cedar Grove and Tyreda (Terry) Bynum of Gleason; two sons, John (Carolyn) Burroughs, Jr. of Gleason and David (Tracy) Burroughs of Kingston Springs; two sisters, Deeann (Richard) McAlexander of Cedar Grove and Jessie Ray Long of Bruceton; one brother, Samuel (Annis) Gateley of Bruceton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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CLAUDIA SUE SWEANY
1926-2010
GERMANTOWN: Claudia Sue Sweany, 84, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Memphis. Graveside funeral services were Friday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. George Hill officiating.
Mrs. Sweany was born April 17, 1926 in Hollow Rock to the late Claud and Alva Brewer. She was a homemaker and a member of the Second Presbyterian Church and the Gillespie-Curry Sunday School Class. She attended Appalachian State College in Boone, North Carolina and taught school before working as an executive assistant for E.I. Dupont in New Johnsonville. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie C. Sweany.
Survivors include: her sons, Billy M. (Susan) Ray II and James Ray, both of Germantown; daughters, Dr. Katherine Bertram and Judy Titsworth, both of Cookeville; and four grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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FRANKLIN DALE RAY
1952-2010
HENRY: Franklin Dale Ray, 58, died Saturday, November 13, 2010 in an automobile accident. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Shackelford officiating. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Ray was born March 28, 1952 in Henry County to the late Walter Ray and Nellie French Ray. He was a disabled truck driver, formerly working with Dana of Paris, and member of Springhill Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lola Alice Bailey.
Survivors include: his wife, Teresa Hart Ray of Henry; one daughter, Lacresha Louann (Ayman) Hamdan of Jackson; one son, Walter Franklin "Frank" Ray of Henry; two sisters, Mary Sue (Charles) Bowers of Henry; two brothers, Roy (Glenda) Ray of Henry and Charles (Shirley) Ray of Mansfield; and seven grandchildren.

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ALMA JUNE HENDERSON
1927-2010
BRUCETON: Alma June Henderson, 83, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at Life Care in Bruceton. Funeral services were Saturday, November 13, 11 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Whitworth officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Henderson was born June 30, 1927 in Centerville, Tennessee to the late James Sutton Warren and Odessa Thornton Warren. She was a telephone operator for AT&T and member of Bruceton Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilson Henderson.
Survivors include: one sister, Ruth Young of Nashville; a great-niece and great-nephew.

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PATRICIA ANN WELCH
1946-2010
HUNTINGDON: Patricia Ann Welch, 64, died November 15, 2010 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab. Graveside services are Wednesday, November 17, 2 p.m. at Wesley's Chapel Cemetery in Savannah.
Ms. Welch was born January 7, 1946 in Hardin County to the late Joe and Clara Holder Welch. Survivors include: children, Teresa Howard, Renee (John) Weaver, and Laurie (Jimmy) Lankford; one sister, Nancy (Joe) Stricklin; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Medina Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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GERALD "PAT" PATTERSON
1923-2010
HOLLOW ROCK: Gerald "Pat" Patterson, 87, died Monday, November 15, 2010 at Life Care in Bruceton. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 17, 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Rev. Newton Wise, Bro. Jimmy Allison and Bro. Robert White officiating. Masonic rites are Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock with military honors at gravesite.
Mr. Patterson was born June 20, 1923 in Hollow Rock to the late Elbert E. Patterson and Pearl French Patterson. He was owner/manager of Patterson Service Station, member of Hollow Rock United Methodist Church, past master of both Hollow Rock and Bruceton Masonic lodges, Memphis Scottish Rite, Al Chymia Shrine, 50+ year member of TSSAA, retired member of West Tennessee Football Officials Association, WWII Army veteran, charter member of Volunteer Conference, American Legion Post 180, Hollow Rock VFW Post #4349, past chairman of Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District, Bruceton Order of Eastern Star #314, and was elected to the Carroll County Football Hall of Fame.
Survivors include: his wife, Helen Lee Parrish Patterson of Hollow Rock; two sons, Billy (Gail) Patterson of Hollow Rock and Newton Wise of Walterboro, South Carolina; one sister, Alene Harvey of Worthington, Ohio; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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PAUL HARON KLUTTS
1932-2010
GLEASON: Paul Haron Klutts, 78, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at McKenzie Healthcare. Graveside services were 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 was in charge of arrangements.

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WILLIAM W. (JACKIE) CANNON
1950-2010     
MILAN: William W. (Jackie) Cannon, 60, died Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, November 8, 7 p.m.  at Brummitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Cannon, a disabled Vietnam Army veteran, was born August 5, 1950 to the late Erbie Lee and Hattie Louise Winters Cannon.
Survivors include: one daughter, Kristie Cannon Herbert of McKenzie; one son, Eric Cannon of Paris; one sister, Jean Allison of Milan; two brothers, Jimmy Cannon of Humboldt and Bill Cannon of Milan; and four grandchildren, Jess Pace, Quenton Gross, Jocelyn Cannon and Kallie Cannon.

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GLADYS M. LOVELL
1926-2010      
MCKENZIE:  Gladys M Lovell, 83, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, November 6, 11 a.m.  at the Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Medina.
Mrs. Lovell was born December 28, 1926 to the late Harve and Mamie Vinson. She was a factory worker and waitress. Besides her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Donald Max Lovell; and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy (Tom) Crane of Paris; three sons, James (Jane) Newland of Centre, Alabama, Dennis Lovell of San Antonio, Texas and Terry Joe (Patsy) Lovell of McKenzie; one sister, Evelyn Eaton of Milan; 26 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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BILLY VAWTER
1923-2010
MCKENZIE: Billy Vawter, 86, died Thursday, November 4, 2010, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, November 6, 1 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ  with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Vawter was born December 7, 1923 to the late Vilos V. and Carrie DePriest Vawter. He was a retired real estate agent, an elder of McKenzie Church of Christ and a WWII Navy veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jane Vawter Harris; and two brothers, Vilos V. Vawter and Robert Thomas Vawter.
Survivors include: his wife, Evelyn Thomas Vawter of McKenzie; two daughters, Amy Vawter of McKenzie and Barbara Vawter of Ripley; one son, Bobby (Lynn) Vawter of Cordova; three sisters, Julia Vawter Blanks of Maryville, Nancy Vawter Holland of McKenzie, and Caroline Vawter Scarlett of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren, Brian (Lisa) Vawter, Chad Barnhart, Weston Vawter and Clare Vawter; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea Vawter and Ben Vawter and one beloved grandpet, Peeper.
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LORI MICHELLE PEARSON
1971-2010
HUNTINGDON: Lori Michelle Pearson, 39, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 9, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Huntingdon with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearson was born March 30, 1971 in Memphis.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntingdon, a teacher at Jackson State Community College, a former softball coach at Jackson State Community College and McKenzie High School.  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Chester James Deverell and Sophia Odell Deverell and maternal grandparents, Henry Porter and Lena (Wiles) Bayless, Jr.
Survivors include: her husband of 16 years, Johnny Ray Pearson; three sons, Kade Pearson, Konnor Pearson, and Kaleb Pearson; her father and mother, James and Mary Deverell of Covington; one sister, Jennifer Deverell of Collierville; two brothers, Jeff (Selena) Deverell of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Curt Deverell of Covington; and mother-in-law, Brenda Pearson of Huntingdon.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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ALLIE ELIZABETH (STANFILL) WILLIAMS
1915-2010
BUENA VISTA: Allie Elizabeth (Stanfill) Williams, 95, died Sunday, November 7, 2010 at her home. A family graveside service was held at McAuley Cemetery in Buena Vista with Bro. Dan Winkler officiating.
Mrs. Williams was born in Jacks Creek, Tennessee April 22, 1915 to the late Lon and Avorilla (Trice) Stanfill. She was Postmaster at Buena Vista and retired in October of 1992 at the age of 77. She was a longtime Democratic Committee woman, member of Huntingdon Church of Christ, active in her community and enjoyed rural life. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. O. Williams; one brother, Joe Trice; and one sister, Lonnie Earl Hudson.
Survivors include: sons, James E. "Jim" (Karen) Williams and Bill T. Williams, both of Nashville; one grandchild; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ima Hartley and Faye (Lloyd) Barnett of Jackson.

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J.D. ALLEN
1922 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: J.D. Allen, 88, died Friday, November 5, 2010 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m. at Westport Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Marshall Gurley, Bro. David Leslie and Bro. Trey Crews officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery.
Mr. Allen was born January 19, 1922 in Benton County to the late Noah Lee and Mertie (Kee) Allen.  He worked for the General Motors Corporation and also was a truck driver.  He attended Huntingdon Church of Christ, was a member of the American Legion, V.F.W. Post of Camden, and was a World War II Army veteran.  During his military service he received Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Go 7 Hq 5th Conv Hosp 45 Philippine Liberation Ribbon, two bronze service stars, one bronze arrow head, World War II Victory Ribbon and American Theater Ribbon.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Remonia (Hedge) Allen; one son, Scott A. Allen; and two brothers, Parker Allen and Valgene Allen.
Survivors include: one stepdaughter, Brenda Leslie of Westport; two sisters, Ruth Dillion of Southgate, Michigan and Georgia Cole of Camden; two brothers, Newbern Allen and Nathan Allen, both of Camden; two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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BETTY SUE HOLLINGSWORTH
1941 - 2010
HUNTINGDON: Betty Sue Hollingsworth, 68, died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Sunday, November 7, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Larry DePriest officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hollingsworth was born December 26, 1941 in Trenton to the late Thomas Hardy Hester and Ira Viola (Gooch) Hester. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Kyle; one sister, Barbara Rust; and three brothers, Thomas Hester, Joe Harold Hester, and William "Bill Boy" Hester.
Survivors include: her husband of 49 years, Ligie Hollingsworth; two sons, Stevie (Angela) Hollingsworth and Tim (Lisa) Hollingsworth, both of Huntingdon; six sisters, Marry Ann Oatsvall of Lexington, Helen Sparks of Camden, Martha (Wyle) Pearson and Alice Mitchell, both of Huntingdon, Sandra (Tom) Milam of Portageville, Missouri, and Glenda (Larry) Bell of Yuma; two brothers, Goochie (Sandy) Hester of Buena Vista and Dale (Diane) Hester of Wildersville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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RUTH EDNEA RINI
1922-2010
HUNTINGDON: Ruth Ednea Rini, 88, died Monday, November 1, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Private services will be held at a later date
Mrs. Rini was born June 23, 1922 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a retired grocery store owner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Joseph Rini in 2008.
Survivors include: one granddaughter; four great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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MARSHALL HOUSTON TURNER
1924-2010
BRUCETON: Marshall Houston Turner, 86, died Wednesday, November 3, 2010 after a long illness at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, November 5, at 11 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mr. Turner was born February 16, 1924 in Carroll County to the late Oscar and Minnie Mahaley (Radford) Turner. He was a retired Civil Engineer and a land surveyor. He served in the Army from January 1943 to January 1946. During this time he served overseas for 31 months with the 596 Airborne Engineers Company in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Italy. He received the invasion star. He attended college at the University of Martin, University of Knoxville and Lee College. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: his wife, Devona Turner; one daughter, Laura Kastan of Nashville; one sister, Marie Hill of Bruceton; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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JOHN AMMON PITTS
KNOXVILLE: John Ammon Pitts, 69, died suddenly Monday, November 1, 2010 while playing tennis at the Knoxville Racquet Club. There will be a celebration of John's life at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Saturday, November 13, at 3 p.m. with a reception to follow.
Mr. Pitts was born in Birmingham, Alabama to the late John A. and Mary H. Pitts. He grew up in Huntingdon and graduated from Huntingdon High School. He earned a BA in Philosophy from the University of New Orleans. He moved to Knoxville in 1990 and founded Appalachian Graphics, a foil-stamping and embossing business.
Survivors include: his wife, Diane Pitts; three daughters, Debbie Boutwell, Betsy Morris and Ellis Dunn; one stepson, Steven Libby; one brother, Robert Pitts; one sister, Jan Mathews.
In lieu is flowers, please make a contribution to the National Parks Conservation Association, 800-628-7275 or www.npca.org.

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