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Obituaries 2011 Archive: October 8 - October 21

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TAYLOR LYNN BUCKLEY
1995-2011
MCKENZIE: Taylor Lynn Buckley, 16, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Sunday, October 16, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ with Bro. Jarrod Bailey and Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Miss Buckley was born February 8, 1995 in Martin to Shawna Lynn Buckley and Ricky Joe Fowler. She was an employee at the Huntingdon Sonic, member of McKenzie Church of Christ, a Junior at McKenzie High School, McKenzie High School cheerleader co-captain, President of Key Club, Beta Club and FCA. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leon and Mildred Fowler.
Survivors include: her mother and father, Shawna and Ricky Fowler of McKenzie; her grandmother, Judy Buckley of Georgia; three sisters, Kelly Fowler (David) Simmons of McKenzie, Laura Beth Fowler (Tyler) Milam of Huntingdon, and Courtney Fowler of McKenzie; and two nieces, Lillian Faith Simmons of McKenzie and Addison Claire Milam of Huntingdon.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid Obit

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LAVERNE SCOTT MEEK
1920-2011
BRADENTON, FLORIDA: LaVerne Scott Meek, 91, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Freedom Village Nursing Home in Bradenton. Memorial services are Saturday, October 22, at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home. Inurnment was beside her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 22, from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Mrs. Meek was born September 26, 1920 in Trezevant to the late B. W. “Bud” and Lura Belle Stafford Scott. She was a retired bank manager for banks in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area and a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Bradenton. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Donald L. Meek, Retired U.S. Marine Corps; a grandson, Paul C. Hauch,; and four brothers, Milton Scott, Garland Scott, Romney Scott and Leslie Scott.
Survivors include: a daughter, Alice Lyne Summers of McKenzie; two step-daughters, Margo Pine of Seattle, Washington and Mareed Stollman of Bradenton, Florida; a sister, Daphne Childress of Gainesville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Marlene, Tal, and Gary; and six great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kate, Paul, Rachel, Caroline, and Grace.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association/Mid-South Chapter, 326 Ellsworth Street, Memphis, TN 38111, www.alz.org or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Paid obit

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JOAN ELIZABETH RHOADES
1948-2011
TREZEVANT: Joan Elizabeth Rhoades, 63, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after battling cancer.
Ms. Rhoades was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Victor Latchaw and Francis Colton Latchaw; one brother, Daniel Victor Latchaw, Jr.; a husband, Lloyd Alvin Rhoades; and a long time companion, Dwain Edward Hollowell.
Survivors include: three daughters, Kendra (Mook) Goodrum of McKenzie, Teresa (Mook) Malliard and her husband, Norman Malliard of Cochranton, Pennsylvania, and Jessica Rhoades of Trezevant; one son, Andrew Thomas Anderson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; her companion’s children, Elaine (Steve) Fly, Jason Hollowell and Kenny (Carrie) Hollowell of Trezevant; one sister, Judy Latchaw of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren, Brandon Barnhart, Ethan Goodman, Rey Miller, Amie Miller, Raelee Smith, Lia Rivena, and Jessa Riveria; and several nieces and nephews.
Paid obit

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GEORGE E. JENNINGS
1940-2011
TREZEVANT: George E. Jennings, 71, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at his home in Trezevant. Funeral services were Thursday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at the Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with burial in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mr. Jennings was born April, 1940, to the late Jesse G. and Leona Jennings. He was a member of Cades Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder and he was also a retired GM factory worker.
Survivors include: his wife, Shirley Jennings of Trezevant; two daughters, Wendy (Tim) Rogers of Trenton and Debi (Darren) Helton of Medon, Tennessee; three sisters, Kathleen DuFresne and Marilynn DeFrain, both of Flint, Michigan and Mary Barnes of Croswell, Michigan; four grandchildren, Daniel Rogers, Jay Rogers, Dylan Helton and Lily Helton.
Paid obit

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HILDRED B. RIDGELY
1927-2011
TREZEVANT: Hildred B. Ridgely, 83, died Monday, October 17, 2011, at Harmony Hills, in Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mississippi.
Mrs. Ridgely was born August, 1927, to the late Willis and Elizabeth Byrd. She was a member of Atwood Baptist Church and a retired bookkeeper and a clerk for a City Hall in Mississippi.
Survivors include: one son, Michael D. Ridgely of Trezevant; one sister, Deanie Wells of Memphis; three grandchildren, Darrell (Melkisha) Ridgely, Jeff (Amy) Ridgely and Paul (Annie) Ridgely; and six great-grandchildren, Andrew Ridgely, Luke Ridgely, Chloe Ridgely, Syndey Ridgely, Matthew Ridgely and Joy Marie Ridgely.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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JAMES “JIMMY” SCOTT
HENDERSON: James “Jimmy” Scott, 64, died after his battle with Leukemia and CAD on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Funeral services are Saturday, October 22, at 10 a.m., in the Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel in Brownsville under the direction of Brownsville Bells Funeral Homes with Bro. Kevin Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, James Clayton Scott and Mary Evelyn Bradford Scott. He was a Vietnam veteran and a lifetime member of the DAV. He served in the Army Signal Corp. He was in the reserves for 16 years and he worked for the Corp of Engineers. He retired from the City of Jackson in 2008. He was well known for his charity work in Jackson and in Kentucky. He was awarded the prestigious “Kentucky Colonel” award for his charity work in the community. He had numerous awards from other worthy causes.
Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Scott of Henderson. Together, they raised five children: Jeannine Hill of Austin, Texas, Shannon Brooks of Henderson, Natalie Alexander of Albany, Kentucky, Chris Urig of Lexington, and Audrey Urig of Henderson. He also had a granddaughter, Hannah Brooks of Henderson and a great-granddaughter, Trista Urig of Lexington. He is also survived by two sisters: Barbara Bush of Trezevant and Teresa Goodrum of Dresden.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m, Friday, October 21, in the Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel, Brownsville.
Paid obit

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RACHEL ZONIE YATES
1923-2011
TREZEVANT: Rachel Zonie Yates, 88, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at NHC Healthcare in Milan. Funeral services are Tuesday, October 18, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Trezevant with burial in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mrs. Yates was born May, 1923, in Weakley County to the late Arby and Mary Taylor. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Trezevant and a retired Henry I Siegel factory worker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sue Carole; one sister, Fronie Butler; and one brother, Ford Taylor.
Survivors include: her son Ted (Donna) Yates of Medina; one sister, Irene Carnell of Trezevant; three grandchildren, Doug Yates, Debbie (Andre) Collins and Dan (Jennifer) Yates; and seven great-grandchildren, Jessica Yates, Shane Yates, Michael Yates, Eric Yates, Madison Hughes, Easton Yates and Kasen Yates.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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COACH OWENS MORLEY
2010-2011
HENRY: Coach Owens Morley, 13 months, died Saturday, October 10, at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral services are Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Fred Shackelford officiating. Private burial services are at New Bethel Cemetery in Henry.
Master Morley was born September 3, 2010 in McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Francis Morley; great-grandfather, Ed Owens; and uncle, Paul Owens.
Survivors include: his father, Brad Morley of Brentwood; his mother, Amber Owens of Henry; four brothers, Taylor and Taggart Morley of Brentwood and Chase and Baird Morley of Wisconsin; grandparents, Roger and Peggy Owens of Henry; grandmother, Mary R. Morley of Geneva, New York; and great-grandmother, Mary Owens of Paris.
Memorials may be made to Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Gift Processing Office, PMS 407727, in memory of Coach Owens Morley, 2302 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727.

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KEVIN BARKER
1960-2011
SODDY DAISY, TENNESSEE: Kevin Barker, 51, formerly of McKenzie, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Hixson, Tennessee. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with cremation to follow.
Mr. Barker was born January, 1960 in McKenzie. He was a Marine veteran and was disabled. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Barker; and one brother, Mike Barker.
Survivors include: his mother, Mary Rowlett of Springville; one daughter, Ashley (Brock) Olsen of Hixson, Tennessee; one son, Russell Barker of Chattanooga; one sister, Teresa (Randy) Kibbler of Paris; and one brother, Anthony (Jamie) Barker of Paris.

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CAROLYN L. ROBBINS
1941-2011
Carolyn L. Robbins, 70, died Monday, October 11, 2011. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 18, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield with burial in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Survivors include: her mother, Velderine Long of Trezevant; three daughters, Beverly (Steve) Morgan of Dresden, Carolina Robbins of Greenfield and Angelia Krammer of Chico, California; two sons, Tommy (JoAnn) Hall of Atwood and Sammy Robbins, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; one twin sister, Sue Thompson of Paris; one brother, Larry Long of Pickwick; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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RUTHIE LEE FOSTER
1946-2011
HUNTINGDON: Ruthie Lee Foster, 64, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside funeral services were Tuesday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie with Bro. Dennis Abernathy officiating.
Mrs. Foster was born in Carroll County on December 28, 1946 to the late Thomas Enloe and Madeline (Webb) Reed. She was a member of the Westport Baptist Church and a member of the Huntingdon Eastern Star #180. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Renea Foster Stang; and one sister, Bev Jean Pierson.
Survivors include: her husband of 45 years, Tommy Foster of Huntingdon; one son, Scotty Foster of Huntingdon; two brothers, Thomas Reed and Mike Reed, both of Huntingdon; and three grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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ODILLION CRUM COLLINS
1912-2011
CEDAR GROVE: Odillion Crum Collins, 99, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Monday, October 17, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Chad Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in Seller’s Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Collins was born May 1, 1912 in Clarksburg to the late Willie Ellihu Crum and Mary Lauuna Smith Crum. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hickory Plains Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Collins; two sisters, Jewel Fronabarger and Hattie Groves; and five brothers, B. Crum, Troy Crum, Paul Crum, Gus Audrain Crum and James L. Crum.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Evelyn (Jimmy) Johnson of McKenzie; two sons, Wesley (Elain) Collins of Cedar Grove and Gary (Sheila) Collins of Lexington; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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ARON PATRICK RENFROE
HERNANDO, MISSISSIPPI: Aron Patrick Renfroe, 17, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in South Haven. Funeral services were Thursday, October 13, at 12 noon at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Rufus Chandler officiating. Burial followed in Mixie Cemetery.
Mr. Renfroe was born March 18, 1994 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Hernando, Mississippi and a senior at Hernando High School. He was preceded in death by his sister, Alysa Renfroe and paternal great-grandfather, Garvin Renfroe.
Survivors include: his parents, Chris Renfroe and Jennifer Renfroe of Hernando, Mississippi; one brother, Cody Voyles of Blackfoot, Idaho; one sister, Maleah Renfroe of Hernando, Mississippi; his paternal grandparents, Don (Tina) Renfroe of Hollow Rock, and Linda (Dalton) Patterson of Paris; his maternal grandparents, Linda (Dan) Perry of Blackfoot, Idaho and Herb (Jackie) Voyles of Oren, Utah; his paternal great-grandparents, Virginia Renfroe of Huntingdon and Garthel and Jessie Mae Haynes of Paris.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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FRANCES L. BAUCOM
1924-2011
MCKENZIE: Frances L. Baucom, 86, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Bryan Oakes and Bro. Philip Halter officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Baucom was born December 5, 1924 in Carroll County to the late John Franklin Cunningham and Leona Shrode Cunningham. She was a retired Clerk for McKenzie Banking Company and a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard W. Trentham; three sisters, Lavell, Mary, and Annie; and five brothers, John, Joe, James, Hershel, and Frank.
Survivors include: her husband of 10 years, Roy Baucom; one stepdaughter, Patricia Teedom of Albilene, Texas; and two stepsons, Lonnie and Donnie (Sue) Baucom, both of Huntingdon.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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HOWELL DWAYNE MEBANE
1933-2011
BUENA VISTA: Dwayne Mebane, 78, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton First Baptist Church with Bro. Brett Mebane officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mr. Mebane was born July 14, 1933 in Buena Vista to the late Jerry Baxter Mebane and Willie Chestine Cole Mebane. He was a master carpenter, member of Bruceton First Baptist Church, and an Army veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Hal Mebane; and a brother, Billy Mebane.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include: his wife of 41 years, Mary Virginia Sullivan Mebane of Buena Vista; four daughters, Terry (Bill) Simms of Tampa, Florida, Kippy (Dale) Alberts of St. Petersburg, Florida; Melissa (Mark) Totty of Camden; and Amy Martinez of Franklin; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Twin Cities Community Church of Bruceton or Bruceton First Baptist Church.

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LEWANA HIGDON SMOTHERS
1921-2011
CAMDEN: Lewana Higdon Smothers, 89, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Trey Crews officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Smothers was born October 30, 1921 to the late Orville Clifford Higdon and Lura Beasley Higdon. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Eldon Higdon; and a brother, James Higdon.
Survivors include: one son, Jimmy (Bettie) Smothers; four sisters, Lorene King of Melvindale, Michigan, Betty Foreman of Huntingdon, Onellia Kirk of Camden and Dorothy Edwards of Jackson; and two brothers, Millard Higdon of Milan and Bobby J. Higdon of Yuma.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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ELIZABETH ROSE GRACE
NEWBORN
PARIS: Elizabeth Rose Grace, stillborn, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Graveside services were Monday, October 17, at 3:30 p.m. at Liberty Methodist Church in McKenzie.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, David Grace.
Survivors include: parents, Christopher Grace and Jennifer Grace of Paris; one sister, Ciera Grace of Como; two brothers, Jacob Payne and Casey Grace, both of Paris; grandparents, Karen (Ricky) Blankenship of McKenzie, Vicky Grace of Holland, Michigan; great-grandparents, Carol Bostwick of Battle Creek, Michigan and Kay McAllister of Costa Mesa, California.
McEvoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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L.J. HALL
1938-2011
HUNTINGDON: L. J. Hall, 73, died Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, October 18, at 11 a.m. at Dilday–Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Masonic services were Monday evening at Dilday–Carter Funeral Home at 8 p.m.
Mr. Hall was born September 29, 1938 in Carroll County to the late Roy Hall and Evie Ellis Hall. He was a Baptist, and a retired construction operator. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Hall.
Survivors include: his wife, Sherry Hall; three sons, Richard (Karen) Hall of Memphis, Tim Hall of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Jim (Kirsten) Hall of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; two daughters, April (Tony) Miller of Dresden and Tammy (Bobby) Edmondson of Nashville; three sisters, Betty (Junior) Davis of Hornbeak, Tennessee, Brenda (T.R.) Brown and Carol (Kim) Barker, both of Huntingdon; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren .

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CECLIA MARLENE NELSON BALL
1935-2011
HUNTINGDON: Ceclia Marlene Nelson Ball, 75, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation. Memorial services were Monday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Dilday–Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Simpson officiating.
Mrs. Ball was born November 24, 1935 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Ralph H. Nelson and Nancy Bryant Nelson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon and a retired Real Estate Paralegal. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Otis Ball, Sr.; and a grandson, Wesley Hogarth.
Survivors include: two daughters, Deborah Ball and Nancy Ball (Thomas) Richter, both of Huntingdon; three sons, George Otis Ball, Jr., Darryl (Debra) Ball of Oakhill, Florida and David (Beth) Ball of Port St. Lucie, Florida; a brother, Robert K. (Cathy) Nelson of Ford, Virginia; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and an “adopted” daughter, Stephanie Camden.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Resident Christmas Fund at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation in memory of Mrs. Marlene Ball.

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LISA GAIL MCCLAIN
1983-2011
PARIS: Lisa Gail McClain, 46, died Monday, October 10, 2011 in Paris. Funeral services were Friday, October 14, at 1 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Pam Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Henry County Tabernacle Cemetery in Springville.
Mrs. McClain was born October 1, 1983 in Henry to the late James Andrews and Virginia Simpson Andrews. She was the former owner/operator of “Between Friends” consignment shop, formerly worked for Tecumseh as well as Four Seasons, and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Ray McClain.
Survivors include: one daughter, Jenny McClain of Paris; four sons, Cody McClain, Robert Gallimore and Steven Gallimore, all of Paris, and Michael Gallimore of Henry; four sisters, Debbie (Joel) Clayton, Donna (Timmy) Murray and Teresa Andrews, all of Paris, and Tammy (Marty) Patterson of Henry; three brothers, David (Lisa) Andrews of Gleason, Jimmy (Misty) Andrews of Henry, and Vaughn Andrews of Paris; and four grandchildren.

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TOMMY HAROLD WILLIAMS
1941-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Tommy Harold Williams, 70, died Thursday, October 6, 2011 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Graveside services were Tuesday, October 11, at 2 p.m. at Rose Lawn Memory Garden.
Mr. Williams was born July 28, 1941 in Paris. He was a retired conductor CSX Railroad for over 30 years, former National Guard member, and member of Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. He was preceded in death by his father, Theron Leon Williams.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Williams of Hollow Rock; mother, Geraldyne Moody Williams of Bruceton; three daughters, Lorrie (Mark) McCray of Richmond, Virginia, Kristen (Bruce) Stepp of Franklin, and Wendy (Steve) Thompson of Gainesville, Georgia; five sisters, Betty Roberson and Penny Sutton, both of Paris, Carolyn Tyler of Cottage Grove, Brenda Sutton of Columbus, Georgia, Dian Terry of Dover; two brothers, Allen Leon Williams of Paris and Larry Williams of Hollow Rock; and seven grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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BILL LEE LANE, SR.
1940-2011
TREZEVANT: Bill Lee Lane, Sr., 71, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services are Saturday, October 22, at 1 p.m. at the Westwood Pentecostal Church of God on Highway 54 in Paris with Bro. Joe Page officiating. Mr. Lane’s wish was to be cremated.
Mr. Lane was born September 17, 1940 in Blytheville, Arkansas to Damon and Rosie Gibson Lane. He was a technical mechanic, member of Westwood Pentecostal Church of God and a Mason.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Jane Matheny Lane of Trezevant; a daughter, Brenda Lane of Trezevant; three sons, Tony (Heather) Lane of McKenzie, Richard (Vickie) Lane of Greenfield and Bill (Veda) Lane, Jr. of McKenzie; two sisters, Barbara Nix and Earline Williams, both of Leeds, Alabama; a brother, J.D. Lane of Cottage Grove; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Saturday before starting of the service.
McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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JENNIFER EVA NOLEN
1973-2011
MCKENZIE: Jennifer Eva Nolen, 38, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 5, at 3 p.m. at McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tony Janner officiating. Burial followed in Everett’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Nolen was born September 19, 1973 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was a teacher and member of McKenzie First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Kenneth James Nolen of McKenzie; one daughter, Katelynn Elizabeth Nolen of McKenzie; her parents, Harry and Shirley Earley of McKenzie; and two brothers, David Troy Earley and Robert Dwayne Early, both of McKenzie.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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WALTER DAVID BELEW
1940-2011
GLEASON: Walter David Belew, 71, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, October 10, at 11 a.m. at Gleason First United Methodist Church with Tom Spellings officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Mr. Belew was born February 5, 1940 in Milan. He was a retired police officer and an Army veteran.
Survivors include: his wife, Judy (Babb) Belew of Gleason; two sons, Michael Belew of Amosville, Virginia and Daniel Belew of Gleason; three daughters, Karen (Belew) Bowles of Boston, Massachusetts, Julie (Belew) Eaton of Cedar Grove, and Angie (Belew) Trivett of Sparta, Tennessee; four brothers, Clyde Belew, Jerry Belew, Jimmy Belew and Charles Belew, all of Gleason; three sisters, Donnie Hood of Milan and Mary Alice James and Myra Belew, both of Gleason; and nine grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.

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BILLIE BROOKS CLARKE
1927-2011
TREZEVANT: Billie Brooks Clarke, 84, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, October 9, at 2 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Barger and Rev. Jerry Summers officiating. Burial followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Bradford.
Mr. Clark was born September 21, 1927 in Cedar Grove to the late Jim Clarke and Bertha Oakley Clarke. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill U.M. Church, a World War II veteran, a former employee of Brown Shoe Company and a farmer.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June Hampton; two brothers, Larry E. Clarke and Carmen W. Clarke; and three sisters, Evelyn E. Clarke, Eloise C. Gardulski and Doris C. Walls.
Survivors include: one brother, Jimmy Clarks; four sisters, Annie C. Martin, Bobbie C. Little, Jessie C. Scott and Janice C. Bailey; nieces and nephews.

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LEONARD PAUL NOLES
1924-2011
BRUCETON: Leonard Paul Noles, 87, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Country Corner Restaurant. Funeral services were Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. James S. Daniel officiating. Masonic rites were Friday at 8 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home and military rites were at New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock after the funeral.
Mr. Noles was born March 10, 1924 in Buena Vista to the late Wylie Ernest Noles and Hettie Rogena Abbott Noles. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, an Air Force veteran, member of Bruceton Masonic Lodge #731, past Master of Hollow Rock Masonic Lodge #288 and a member of Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Pam Wright; three sisters and three brothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Clara Lee Noles of Bruceton; one son, David Noles of Pine Ridge, South Dakota; one sister, Melba Douglas of Bruceton; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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JOHN L. BOWLES
1945-2011
PARIS: John L. Bowles, 65, died Monday, October 3, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, October 7, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris with Rev. Larry Dukes, Rev. Jim Twilbeck, Jason Neeley and Greg Long officiating. Burial followed in Elkhorn Cemetery in Springville.
Mr. Bowles was born December 26, 1945 to the late Fred B. and Gladys Robbins Bowles. He was the pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Paris for six years and also served as pastor in Waco, Texas, Brevard, North Carolina and three churches in Alabama.
Survivors include: four children, Lisa (Greg) Long of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Johne (Elisa) Bowles of Woodbridge, Virginia, Renae (Jason) Neeley of Chelsea, Alabama, and Stephanie Sorrelle of Warrior, Alabama; 14 grandchildren; and one brother, Fred (Brenda) Bowles.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, 2785 Old Paris Murray Road, Paris, TN 38242 or the Henry County Hospice, 311 East Wood Street, Paris, TN 38242.

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DONNA LANT
1918-2011
MCKENZIE: Donna Lant, 93, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care & Rehabilitation. Burial will be in Pilgram Cemetery in Holland, Michigan.
Mrs. Lant was born February 4, 1918 in Otsego, Michigan to the late Cecil Wilder Davis and Mildred Helene Hilliard Davis. She was a school library assistant in the Kalamazoo Public School system and formerly lived in Holland and Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred M Lant; and one grandchild.
Survivors include: one daughter, Alonna (Jimmy) Tosh of Henry; two sons, Alan Lant (Jo Ann Weber) of Santa Rosa, California and Dr. Thomas (Luca) Lant of Colessano, Italy; one sister, Dixie (Warren) Hile of Jensen Beach, Florida; and seven grandchildren.
McEvoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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