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Obituaries 2011 Archive: November 5 - November 18


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RUBY NELL BRAWNER
1934-2011
MANISTIQUE, MICHIGAN: Ruby Nell Brawner, 77, died November 11, 2011, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. Funeral services are 12 p.m., Thursday, November 17, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 900 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan. Her son-in-law, the Reverend Doctor Jay Martin of Manistique will officiate. Interment will be at Deep Dale Cemetery in Lansing.
Mrs. Brawner was born August 9, 1934 in Cottage Grove, Tennessee to the late James R. and Irene (Wimberly) Nichols. She attended school in Gleason.
On April 9, 1950 she married Charles D. Brawner in Corinth, Mississippi. They made their home in McKenzie, and later moved to Lansing, Michigan, where they spent the greater part of their lives. Ruby worked with Charles for many years in their own janitorial service and also served as a laundry matron with the Lansing Area Schools. Charles preceded her in death on January 22, 2000. Ruby moved to Manistique in July of 2007 to be near her daughter, Jan.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Lansing, Michigan, and served as a Sunday School teacher for the pre-school department for a number of years. She enjoyed reading mysteries, quilting, crocheting, doing word searches, and talking on the phone with her friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe and Ronnie Nichols, and sister, Carolyn Bates.
Survivors include: her daughters, Janet (Jay) Martin of Manistique, Michigan, and Vickie Perez of Henderson, Nevada; grandchildren, Jacole (Mike) Lane, Jared Martin, Airan Perez, Brody Perez, and Sierra Perez; and great-grandchildren, Angelo, Romero, and Bryce Perez; and Allen and Michal Perez; and sister, Nancy Lyons of Milliken, Colorado, along with several nieces and nephews.
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CHARLES RALPH EDLIN
1935-2011
MCKENZIE: Charles Ralph Edlin, 76, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 15, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Morris officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Edlin was born September 7, 1935 to the late Floyd and Daphne Violet Jones Edlin. He was a heavy equipment operator and employed at Republic Builders. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a former Deacon at New Hope Baptist church, a U.S. Army Korean veteran, a member of the VFW Post 4939, and a member of the Steelworkers Union.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Spain; and a brother, Jerry Edlin.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Anne Edlin; three sons, Phil Edlin, Tracy Edlin, and Chris Edlin; two sisters, Barbara Winecoff and Evelyn McCain; and four grandchildren.
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BOBBY JOE WALDRUP
1943-2011
BIG SANDY: Bobby Joe Waldrup, 68, died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mr. Waldrup was born January 23, 1943 to the late B.D. and Willie Sue Waldrup. He was a retired machinist for Carquest in Hermitage, Tennessee and was also a Vietnam Navy veteran.
Survivors include: one daughter, Regina Lynn (Steve) Robbins of Toledo, Ohio; one son, Joe Allen (Tracy) Waldrup of Milan; one sister, Linda Morgan of McKenzie and three grandchildren, Brandon (Katie) Robbins, Matthew Allen Waldrup, and Brett Michael Waldrup.
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KENNETH “KENNY” MAHLON NEW
1951-2011
CAMDEN: Kenneth “Kenny” Mahlon New, 60, died Friday, November 11, 2011 at Camden General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. James Humphreys officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. New was born April 1, 1951 in Tennessee to the late George Edward New and Evelyn Lee Smith New. He was one of God’s precious children and provided happiness to all who knew him.
Survivors include: one sister, Jon Rosalyn New Ridley of Nashville; two brothers, George Herbert New of McKenzie and James Reuben New of Huntingdon; six nieces and nephews, Kenneth Edward New, Robert Austin Ridley, Jessie Rose New, Stephanie LeJane Ridley, Jason Lee New and Justin Wade Ridley.
Pallbearers who served were Justin Ridley, Jason New, Kenny New, Austin New, Lawrence Brooks and Ray Luther.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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KENNETH WALLACE HUNT, JR.
1934-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Kenneth Wallace Hunt, Jr., 77, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Mr. Hunt was cremated.
Mr. Hunt was born July 4, 1934 in Olean, New York to the late Kenneth Wallace Hunt, Sr. and Grayce M. Frost Hunt. He was a captain in the Merchant Marines for Crolley Tow that traveled international waters. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and a son.
Survivors include: one daughter, Hope Hunt Winner of Oberlin, Ohio; one sister, Nancy George of Oberlin, Ohio; one brother and caregiver, Dana Hunt of Hollow Rock; and nine grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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LENA LINDSEY
1939-2011
PARIS: Lena Lindsey, 72, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 16, at 2 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Darren French officiating. Burial will follow in Bevil Cemetery in Paris.
Mrs. Lindsey was born September 1, 1939 in Madisonville, Kentucky to the late James Carter and Helen Gibson Carter. She was retired from HIS Manufacturing in Bruceton and a Baptist. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Lindsey and Mary Andrews; and one brother, Ronnie Carter.
Survivors include: her husband, Chuck Lindsey of Paris; two daughters, Vickie (Troy) Hurt of Mt. Juliet and Sandy Page of McKenzie; three sons, Steve (Lindy) Lindsey of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, twins Ronnie (Kim)Lindsey of Paris and Dale (AnJanette) Lindsey of McKenzie; two sisters, Joanne Lindsey and Connie Frizzell, both of Madisonville, Kentucky; four brothers, Jerry Carter, Bobby Carter and Glenn Carter, all of Madisonville, Kentucky and Larry Carter of Lexington, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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EDDIE RAY CASTLEMAN
GLEASON: Eddie Ray Castleman, 64, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services are Friday, November 18, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Jim Pinnell officiating. Burial will follow in Rushing Memorial Cemetery in Gleason.
Mr. Castleman was born in Martin to the late J. Ned Castleman and Faye (Killebrew) Castleman. He was a member of the U.S. Army and received the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal with five campaign stars, Army Service ribbon, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Bronze Star medal, Overseas Service ribbon, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
Survivors include: his wife, Marilyn (Bridges) Castleman of Gleason; three sons, Eddie Castleman of Gleason, Kevin Castleman and Tim Castleman, both of McKenzie; two daughters, Marilyn Faye Castleman of Corinth, Texas and Tina Harrison of Fulton, Kentucky; one brother, Kenneth Castleman of Paris; and 10 grandchildren.

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CECIL WILKES BROWN
1924-2011
MCKENZIE: Services for Cecil “Pete” Wilkes Brown, 87, were Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Graveside services were at Bruce Cemetery in Bruce, Mississippi.
Mr. Brown, a truck driver, died Saturday, November 5 at McKenzie Health Care Center. He was born on April 8, 1924 in West Memphis, Arkansas to Rudolph and Era Neil Brown. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church near Bruce, Miss., he was a WW II US Army Veteran receiving the Bronze Star. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Murphree Brown, his parents and a brother, M.A. Brown.
Survivors include a daughter Angela Hamilton of McKenzie; two sons, Cecil (Linda) Brown of McKenzie, and Steve (Candy) Brown of Bartlett, Tenn.; a sister, Sue Sanders of McKenzie; a brother, RD Brown, Jr.; six grandchildren, and a great grandson.
McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.mckenziefuneralhome.com.

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H.G. BUCY
1930-2011
PURYEAR: H.G. Bucy, 81, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris. Visitation at the funeral home is Tuesday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Buchanan, Tenn.
Mr. Bucy was a Korean Conflict veteran and former owner of Puryear Feed and Grain.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Katherine Hardin Bucy; a sister, Bettye Jackson of Taylor Michigan; two brothers, Ed Bucy of Murray, Kentucky and Ralph (Ruth) Bucy of McKenzie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hardeman and Myrtle Bucy and two brothers, John Paul Bucy and one in infancy.

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J.B. CAMPBELL
1932-2011
HENRY – J.B. Campbell, 79, of Henry died Tuesday, November 1 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. He was born July 26, 1932 to Elvis and Ora Campbell, who preceded him in death.
Funeral services were Thursday, November 3 at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Ronnie Davidson officiating. Interment was at Bevil Cemetery, Paris.
He was a Marine in the Korean Conflict, a former real estate broker and member of Springhill Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Marcelle Taylor Campbell; daughter, Terri Bowden of Henry; son, Steve (Kathy) Campbell of Olive Branch, Miss.; two sisters, Earline Walker and Lucille Kinney, both of Paris; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

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WILLIAM GROVES
1949-2011
HUNTINGDON: William Groves, 62, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Graveside services were Friday, November 4, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery.
Mr. Groves was born April 12, 1949, in Fredonia, Kentucky, to the late Willie Ray Groves and Elizabeth Groves. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Groves, his sisters, Lillian Shelton, June Hardin and Cora Day. He was a member of the Fredonia Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Lindsey of Clarksburg, Tennessee, Christine Groves of Cecilia, Kentucky; a son, Al Ray Groves of Cecilia, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Cain Lindsey, Noah Lindsey, Abe Lindsey, Megan Groves, Jamie Miller and Jesse Miller.
Dilday–Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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RUTH NELL COLLINS
1919-2011
MCKENZIE: Ruth Nell Collins died Thursday, November 3, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, November 5, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Collins was born July 12, 1919 to the late Ben and Ollie Rainey Hudson. She was manager of Highland Lanes of McKenzie, a member of McKenzie First Baptist Church and a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Collins.
Survivors include: one daughter, Pam Collins Bohanek and her husband, James O. Moore of Springville; one son, Jimmy (Dianne) Collins of Springville; one sister Anita Hale of McKenzie; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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STELLA BERNICE LAPLACA
1920-2011
MCKENZIE: Stella Bernice LaPlaca, 90, died November 3, 2011 at her home. Memorial services are Saturday, November 12, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie’s Kingdom Hall with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. LaPlaca was born November 13, 1920 to the late Victor and Roxie Weisenberger in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness in McKenzie.
Survivors include: her husband, Vincent LaPlaca; two stepdaughters, Carol Gilman of Moscow Mills, Missouri and Sarah LaPlaca of Buffalo, New York; and one stepson, Charlie Gilman; and two grandchildren.
Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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JIMMIE N. MARCUM
1930-2011
MCKENZIE: Jimmie N. Marcum, 81, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry.
Mrs. Marcum was born March 21, 1930 in Graden, Virginia to the late James and Bertha Ison. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Eastern Star and a homemaker. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Tommy Marcum; and two sons, Thomas Michael Marcum and James Gregory Marcum.
Survivors include: two daughters, Cindy (Bill) Miller of McKenzie and Judie (Harvey) Minga of McKenzie; two sons, Jeff (Donna) Marcum of Henry, and Bobby Ray (Michelle)Marcum of Nashville; two sisters, Judith Maire Painter, Salem, Virginia and Donna Inez Raines, Norton, Virginia; one brother, Duane Wendell (Joyce) Ison of Roanoke, Virginia; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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JAMES T. (J.T.) MANN
1918-2011
MCKENZIE: James T. (J.T.) Mann, 93, died Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, November 4, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Mann was born September 7, 1918 in Carroll County to the late Atlas and Della Mann. He was the owner operator of Mann’s Plant Farm, an Elder of Pilgrim’s Rest Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and also a WWII Army veteran.
Survivors include: his wife, Mildred E. Mann of McKenzie.

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CAROLYN BAKER PARISH
1941-2011
TREZEVANT: Carolyn Baker Parish, 70, died, Sunday, November 6, 2011 at St. Frances Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Visitation for Mrs. Parish is Tuesday, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Trezevant. Visitation on Wednesday is at the church, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time. Burial is to follow at Trezevant Cemetery, Trezevant, TN.
Mrs. Parish was born March 23, 1941, in Trezevant. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Trezevant and was a factory worker for Brown Shoe and Gaines Manufacturing.
She was preceded in death by her father, Joe David Marshall; and one brother, Larry Marshall.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Parish of McKenzie; her mother, Brooxie Marshall of Trezevant; two sons, Douglas Brent Baker of McKenzie and Greg (Peggy) Baker of Bruceton; five sisters, Tammy (Gary) Winston of McKenzie, Shirley (Billy) Connell of Bradford, Oudia (Hershel) Wilkes of Huntingdon, Kay (Dennis) Reed of Trezevant and Betty Price of Camden; one brother, Jeff (Dana) Marshall of Atwood; and four grandchildren, Dallas Baker, Brooke Baker, Jacob Baker and Autumn Baker.
Brummitt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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MARGIE LEE PARKER
1936 - 2011
HUNTINGDON: Margie Lee Parker, 74, died Saturday, November 5, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Fred Ward officiated the service.
Mrs. Parker was born November 30, 1936 in Clarksburg to the late Dewey Hall and Ellie (Parish) Hall. She worked at the Milan Arsenal and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bertie Hall, J. D. Hall; one sister, Novicine Johnson; and one grandson, Jeremy Edward House.
She is survived by her stepfather, George C. Johnson; one daughter, Susan House, both of Huntingdon; two sons, David Bond (wife Anita) of Bruceton; Doug Williams of Huntingdon; and one brother, James Hall (wife Michelle) of Detroit, Michigan; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE POWERS
2011 - 2011
Baby Christopher Lee Powers died Monday, October 31, 2011 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Graveside services were Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie. Bro. Wayne Burton officiated the service.
He was born October 31, 2011 in Martin, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Thomas Lee Childers and great-grandfather, Thomas Clark.
He is survived by his mother and father, Amanda Lynn Powers of McKenzie, Christopher Lee Powers of Martin; his maternal grandparents, Cheryl Scrivner of Trezevant, Bill Henderson of Cedar Grove, and Wayne Newsome of Huntingdon; maternal great-grandparents, Wanda Childers of Huntingdon, and Elmer Childers of Michigan.

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RICKY WILLIS PRATT
1957-2011
TREZEVANT: Ricky Willis Pratt, 54, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Jackson General Hospital. There will be no services.
Mr. Pratt was born August 23, 1957. He was a truck driver for J.B. Hunt and Celadon Trucking Companies. He was preceded in death by his father, Okey Pratt; and one sister, Betty Cunningham.
Survivors include: his mother, Janetta Pratt of Cottage Grove; his wife, Debra R. Pratt of Trezevant; one daughter, Karah Rhea Pratt of Trezevant; one son, Ricky Allen Pratt of Trezevant; and four brothers, James(Earleen) Pratt of McKenzie, Ronald Pratt of Cottage Grove, Timothy Pratt of Lansing, Michigan and Lanny (Brenda) Pratt of Puryear.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge.

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WALTER F. SMOTHERS, SR.
1921-2011
HUNTINGDON: Walter F. Smothers Sr., 90, died Sunday November 6, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment follows in Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Smothers was born May 4, 1921 to the late Royal Edgar and Ruby Lee Devault Smothers. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lennie Hedges and two brothers, Jessie Smothers and Buford Smothers. He was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre, a retired construction worker for TVA and a member of the First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie Everett Smothers, of Huntingdon; one son, Walter F. Smothers, Jr., of Huntingdon; four daughters, Pat Sichta, of Ocala, Florida, Sandy Pytlik, of Stickney, Illinois, Joyce Carter, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Ramona Nelson, of Huntingdon, Tennessee; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 on Tuesday at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in charge 731-986-8281.

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GARY “PEANUT” RANDALL WOOLEY
1952-2011
HUNTINGDON: Gary “Peanut” Randall Wooley, 59 died Monday, October 31, 2011 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Philip Halter officiated the service.
Mr. Wooley was born February 4, 1952 in Lexington, Tennessee, to the late Jack Wooley and Stacy (Woods) Wooley. He was an equipment operator for Myer’s International and a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Wooley and Barry Wooley.
He is survived by two sons, David Wooley, Matthew Quinn, both of Huntingdon; two sisters, Wanda Perry of Lexington and Betty Lou Wood of Oklahoma; two brothers, Jerry Wooley of Yuma and Danny Joe Wooley of Lexington; and two grandchildren.

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DANNY JOE NUTTING
1955-2011
MCKENZIE: Danny Joe Nutting, 56, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Memorial services are at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, at Brummitt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Nutting was born October 9, 1955 to the late Dovie Nutting. He was a retired foreman for the City of McKenzie Water Department. Besides his mother, he was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Haney.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Cole Nutting of McKenzie; one son, Ricky Nutting of McKenzie; one brother, Tracy (Ladonna) Nutting of McKenzie; two grandsons, Matt Nutting and Noah Nutting; one nephew and four nieces.
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