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Obituaries 2012 Archive: February 26 - March 10


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SAMUEL MICHAEL MEBANE
INFANT
BRUCETON: Graveside services for Samuel Michael Mebane, 2 days old, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 8 in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. Bro. Bret Mebane will officiate.
Samuel died Tuesday, February 28 in Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
He is survived by his parents, Jeffery and April Mebane of Bruceton; two sisters, Brittney and Leah Mebane of Bruceton; maternal grandparents, Mike and Kathy Replogle of Bruceton and paternal grandparents, Phyllis Travis of Camden and the late Billy B. Mebane.
Bruceton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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RICHARD DON CHADWELL
1952-2012
McKENZIE: Richard Don Chadwell, 59, of McKenzie died Tuesday, February 28 at his residence. Services were held Saturday, March 3 at McKenzie Funeral Home with cremation following the service.
Mr. Chadwell was born March 27, 1952 in Flint, Michigan to Jewell Victor Chadwell and Kathleen Ursery Chadwell. He was an employee of General Motors Truck Plant and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father and mother and a sister, Virginia Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Sutter Chadwell of McKenzie; two sons, Corey Richard Chadwell of Southgate, Michigan and Carey Ronald Chadwell of Winn, Michigan; a sister, Brenda Chadwell of Jackson; a brother, Victor Chadwell of McKenzie; a granddaughter, Jazlynn and three grandsons, Jace, Trent and Seth.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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TERRY LEE McDANIEL
1953-2012
BIG SANDY: Terry Lee McDaniel, 58, of Big Sandy died Sunday, March 4 at his residence. His funeral will be held Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy. Burial will follow in McRae’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. McDaniel was born November 2, 1953 in Trenton to the late James Louis McDaniel and Elsie Sellers McDaniel of Milan. He was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Bennett McDaniel; two sons, Chad (Terri) McDaniel of McKenzie and Chris (Missy) McDaniel of Bradford; one sister, Betty Lou (William) Little of Bradford; one brother, James (Nancy) McDaniel of Trenton and 4 grandchildren.

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LINDA EVONNE SMITH
1954-2012
CLARKSBURG: Linda Evonne Smith, 57, of Clarksburg passed away Monday, February 27 at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral. Interment followed in Palmer Shelter Cemetery. Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiated the service.
Mrs. Smith was born July 24, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Darrell M. Smith and Carrie L. (Brooks) Smith. She had worked as a waitress and as a janitorial worker and was member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carrie Smith and one sister, Margaret Joanna Kapsalis.
She is survived by her father; Darrell M. Smith of Huntingdon, three brothers; Darrell E. Smith (Pam) of Superior, Wisconsin, Dwayne Smith and Tony Smith, both of Arizona. She also leaves a niece; Angela Parish (Robert) and a great nephew; Cody Parish.

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CHAD RAY KEE
1991-2012
HUNTINGDON: Chad Ray Kee ,20, of Huntingdon passed away Thursday, March 1at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Fred Ward officiated the service.
Mr. Kee was born August 16, 1991 in Jackson to Tony and Debbie Kee. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by one uncle; Joe David Hamilton.
He is survived by his parents; one sister; Ashley Hastings (Hunter) of Cheyenne,
Wyoming; paternal grandparents, Earl Ray and Earlene Kee and maternal grandparents, Joe Thomas and Carolyn Hamilton, all of Huntingdon. He also leaves several aunts and cousins.

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ALVIN TRAVIS HOFFMAN, JR
1934-2012
HUNTINGDON: Alvin Travis Hoffman, Jr., 78, of Huntingdon passed away Saturday, March 3 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 5 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Marlboro Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Andrew Stokes officiated the service.
Mr. Hoffman was born January 7, 1934 in Henry County to the late Alvin Travis Hoffman Sr. and Pearly Tennessee (Sherwood) Hoffman. He was a retired electrician and used car salesman. He was preceded in death by his brother, Travis Ray Hoffman.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Holt (John) of Huntingdon and one sister, Marie McElroy of Mansfield. He also leaves two grandchildren, Melanie Stokes (Andrew) and Mallory Cooper (Matthew), and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin Stokes and Emma Grace Stokes.

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BEVERLEY JEAN LINDERMAN
1937-2012
BRADFORD: Beverley Jean Linderman, 74, of Bradford passed away Monday, February 27 at Milan General Hospital. Services were conducted on Thursday, March 1 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery. Brother Charles Tegethoff officiated.
Mrs. Linderman was born June 27, 1937 in Battle Creek, Michigan to the late Lyle Jordan and Margaret Ann Cummings Jordan. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Patricia Ann Wilson and a brother, Theron Jordan.
She is survived by three daughters: Brenda (Ronnie) Wilson, Gloria (Thomas) Mayo and Dee (Jay) Hawks, all of Huntingdon; a son, Leon (Sherry) Lyell of McKenzie; a sister, Shirley (Bill) Gay of Lansing, Michigan; a brother, Stanley Jordan of Lansing, Michigan, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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KIMBERLY DAWN MARR
1967-2012
McKENZIE: Services for Kimberly Dawn Marr, 44, were held Monday, March 5 at McKenzie Funeral Home with Brother Greg Barker officiating. Interment followed at Finley Cemetery.
Miss Marr, an office assistant at Heights Finance in Paris, died Sunday, March 4 at her residence. She was born August 17, 1967 in Union City to Wayne Derrioll and Barbara Ann Mullins Marr. She was a member of the Honors Society at McKenzie Vocational Technical School. She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Marr.
Survivors include her mother, Barbara Marr of McKenzie; a sister, Heather (David) Hitt; two brothers, Tim (Melodie) Marr, Tony (Jessica) Marr; a niece, Chloe Hitt, and five nephews: Brennan Marr, Ashton Marr, Brady Marr, Andrew Marr and J.D. Hitt.

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DOROTHY “DOT” FORTNER HOPPER
1930-2012
ALABAMA: Dorothy “Dot” Fortner Hopper, 81, of Brewton, Alabama, formerly of Bruceton, died Tuesday, February 28 at Brewton Hospital. Services were held Saturday, March 3 at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Hustburg, Tennessee. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Fortner was born July 12, 1930 in Hustburg, Tennessee to the late James Alfred Fortner and Mary Bell Hagood Fortner. She was a member of Brewton Church of Christ in Hustburg and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #159 of Hustburg. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Hopper.
She is survived by her husband, Fort Wayne Hopper of Brewton, Alabama; one daughter, Kim Juana Hopper of Quinque, Virginia; 2 sons, Barry (Wanda) Hopper of Pelham, Alabama and Greg (Sharon) Hopper of Metairie, Louisianna; three sisters: Mary E. Fortner of New Johnsonville, Frances Coke of Nashville and Margaret Plant of New Johnsonville; six grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

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BETH A. MANLEY
1925-2012
MCKENZIE: Beth A. Manley, 86, died Saturday, February 25, 2012 at her home. Funeral services are Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Pallbearers are Ricky Shell, Larry Townes, Dave Peters, Eddie Lankford, Curtis Atwood, and Brents Priestley.
Visitation is Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. until service time.
Mrs. Manley was born August 16, 1925 to the late Max and Ezra Allen. She was secretary for Paul Carroll Insurance and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max C. Manley; and one sister, Olive (Garth) Atwood.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Perry of McKenzie and Janet (Lurwin) Coomer of Memphis; two brothers, Ray (Barbara) Allen and Frank (Echo) Allen, both of Vernal, Utah; five grandchildren, Sherry(Steve) Bowden, Kenny( Kim) Perry, David (Jennifer Jackson) Perry, John (Kathleen) Coomer and Cindi (Mark) Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Brandon Bowden, Olivia Bowden, Austin Perry, Tracy Perry, Alexis Perry, John Wilson, Nick (Jamie) Coomer and Erika Coomer.

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LYNDEL EUGENE SMOTHERS
1937-2012
BRUCETON: Lyndel Eugene Smothers, 74, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at Life Care in Bruceton. Mass was celebrated Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Camden with Father Joey Kaump officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens near McKenzie.
Mr. Smothers was born August 6, 1937 in Buena Vista to the late Delmar Ras Smothers and Alma Odelle Clark Smothers. He was a retired insurance agent, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, former member of Bruceton Masonic Lodge #731 and Bruceton Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Clara King; and one brother, Sherrell Smothers.
Survivors include: his wife, Patricia Anne Tezak of Bruceton; two daughters, Susan Martin of Glendale, Arizona and Clara Flaming of Denver, Colorado; one son, Kirk Smothers of Broklyn, New York; and five grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MARY LOUCIEL BRUMMITT
1933-2012
GLEASON: Mary Louciel Brummitt, 78, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at her daughter’s home. Funeral services were Thursday, February 22, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Johnny Wall officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Mrs. Brummitt, a homemaker, was born December 29, 1933 in Henry to the late Mannie Fred and Myrtle Iva (Carroll) McDaniel.
Survivors include: her husband, Thomas Brummitt of Gleason; one daughter, Mary Lou Seaton of McKenzie; two brothers, Willie Joe McDaniel of Gleason and Charles Harlon McDaniel of Christmasville; three sisters, Sarah Mae Wallace of Clarksville, Iva Nell Quinn of Greenfield and Betty Sue Birchem of Murray, Kentucky; three stepdaughters, Ruby Lowe and Donna Brummitt, both of Gleason, and Myrtle Gilmore of Woodburn, Kentucky; and two grandsons.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.

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ANNIE LOUISE WEBB
1925-2012
CLARKSBURG: Annie Louise Webb, 86, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington. Funeral services were Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial followed in Clarksburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Webb was born July 15, 1925 in Carroll County to the late Jim McClure and Dessie Mae (Anderson) McClure. She was a retired production worker for Century Electric Company and member of County Line Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, O.T. Webb; great-grandson, Dalton Webb; two sisters, Elnora Roberts and Imogene Woods; and two brothers, Troy McClure and Cecil McClure.
Survivors include: three daughters, Carol (Marvin) Huff of Lexington, Sue (Joe) Walker of Westport and Doris Ann (Joe) Hall of Lexington; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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MARY ALICE HOSKINS
1945-2012
BRUCETON: Mary Alice Hoskins, 66, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, February 27, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Greer officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoskins was born November 28, 1945 in Carroll County to the late Pink Willis and Hazel (Martin) Willis. She was a clerk at the Swifty T Convenience Store in Huntingdon. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Willis and an infant child.
Survivors include: her husband of 48 years, Jerry Hoskins; two daughters, Lori Hoskins and Kim Hoskins, both of Bruceton; one son, Tim Hoskins of Jackson; five sisters, Carolyn Rogers of Milan, Ann Sauls, Connie Ketchum, and Janice Manford,, all of Bruceton, and Janet (Danny) Patterson of Huntingdon; two brothers, Randall Willis and Grant (Patsy) Willis, both of Bruceton; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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ELIZABETH RADFORD
1925-2012
HUNTINGDON: Elizabeth Radford 86, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Harmony Hill Assisted Living.
Funeral services were Friday, February 24, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon with Rev. Jim Cooper, Rev. Dossie Wheatley and Dr. Jerry Jeffords officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Radford was born December 22, 1925 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Homer Benjamin Williams and Ivy (Stacy) Williams. She was a retired factory worker for Publix Shirt Corporation, a member of First United Methodist Church-Huntingdon where she served in every position, member of Huntingdon Book Lover’s Club and Women’s Club. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. V. Radford, Jr.; one son, Johnny Radford; one sister, Ruth Woods; and two brothers, George Williams and Collis Williams.
Survivors include: one daughter; Virginia (Robbie) Voss of Dyersburg; one son, Robert “Gus” (Linda) Radford, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JESSIE DEWELL HODO
1925-2012
HUNTINGDON: Jessie Dewell Hodo 86, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his home. Graveside services were Saturday, February 25, at 11 a.m. at Carroll Memorial Gardens with Bro. Larry DePriest officiating.
Mr. Hodo was born May 28, 1925 in Marked Tree, Arkansas to the late William Montgumery Hodo and Maggie (Randolph) Hodo. He owned and operated Hodo Electrical and Plumbing Service in Huntingdon for several years, was an electrician for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a Navy WW II veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Jo Hodo; a son, Howard Hodo; and five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: one daughter, Laura (Dustin) Jones of Huntingdon; one son, Duane (Lacee) Hodo of Huntingdon; and four grandchildren.

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DAVID WITHERSPOON
1962-2012
PARIS: David Witherspoon, 49, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Witherspoon was born September 16, 1962 in Henry County. He worked at Terry’s Automatic Transmission for 11 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert “Bob” Witherspoon.
Survivors include: his mother, Sue Witherspoon of Paris; one sister, Janice (Thomas) Buckle of Henry; and three brothers, Robert L. (Janice) Witherspoon of Henry, James Witherspoon of Puryear and Terry (Jackie) Witherspoon of Paris.
McEvoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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SIDNEY A. RAY, SR.
1931-2012
HENRY: Sidney A. Ray, Sr., 80, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab Center. Graveside services were Friday, February 24, at 3:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry with Gerry Gallimore officiating.
Mr. Ray was born October 4, 1931 in Lake Valley, Oklahoma to the late John Ray and Flora Mae Wray Davis. He was a retired Site Medic U.S. Air Force stationed in Okanawa, Alaska and other stateside bases, member of Mansfield Baptist Church, and formerly owned and operated a plumbing business in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister.
Survivors include: his wife, Melissa Madden Ray of Henry; four daughters, Anita Lyn Ray and Deborah Keith, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tiffany Dawn Moyer of Dallas, Texas and Roshella (Mitch) Jackson of Murray, Kentucky; three sons, Sidney (Cheryl) Ray, Jr. of Midwest City, Oklahoma, James Ray of Norman, Oklahoma, and Jeffrey Moyer of Staunton, Virginia; seven brothers and sisters; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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HORACE J. WELDON
1937-2012
GLEASON: Horace J. Weldon, 74, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Hillview Community Living Center. Funeral services were Thursday, February 23, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Darrell Pollock officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Martin.
Mr. Weldon, a truck driver, was born October 22, 1937 in Martin to the late Horace Weldon, Sr. and Mildred Jane (Walker) Weldon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Weldon.
Survivors include: three daughters, Pamela (Weldon) Weldon of Gleason, Belinda (Weldon) Dixon of McKenzie and Mary (Weldon) Smith of Georgia; one stepdaughter, Bonnie Woodruff; and four grandchildren.

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DOROTHY LORENE HARPER
1929-2012
HENRY: Dorothy Lorene Harper, 83, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, February 26, at 2 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Dwight Turner and Wilbur Farmer officiating. Burial followed in Bevil Cemetery in Paris.
Mrs. Harper was born January 7, 1929 in McKenzie to the late Barney Ray Lee and Opal Shell Lee. She formerly worked for Chicago Dynamics in Chicago, Illinois. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Billy Wayne Harper; two sisters, Christine Sanders and Shirley Gaskins; two brothers, Edward Lee and Willie Ray Lee; three grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Survivors include: her husband, L.C. Harper of Henry; five daughters, Betty Ruth Bradley, JoAnn (Ronnie) Tyler, Carolyn (Paul) Tanner, and Sandra Ramey, all of Paris, and Treva Stutzman of Henry; four sons, Ned Harper and Terry Harper, both of Henry, Phillip (Tammy) Harper of Paris and Jerry Harper of St. Petersburg, Florida; two sisters, Robbie Jean French and Deloris Edwards, both of Paris; 25 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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