Obituaries 2012 Archive: March 25 - April 7
DORA ANN CRIDER DOBSON
HOLLOW ROCK: Dora Ann Crider Dobson, 68, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at her son’s home in Hollow Rock. Funeral services were Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at Marlboro Church of Christ with Joe Abbott officiating. Burial followed at Davis Chapel Methodist Church near Huntingdon.
Ms. Dobson was born in Westport to the late Hubert B. Crider, Sr. and Viola Lavinia Byford Crider. She was a retired seamstress for Henry I. Siegel Co., Inc. and a member of Marlboro Church of Christ.
Survivors include: one son, Bobby (Chesley) Brotherton of Hollow Rock; four sisters, Mae Shelby and Margie Bridges, both of Hollow Rock, Estelle Glisson of Bruceton and Kathy Russell of McKenzie; three brothers, Hubert Crider, Jr., James Crider and Paul Crider, all of Hollow Rock; and five grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
1926 - 2012
ATWOO: Clyde Long, 86, retired Volunteer Leather employee, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at NHC Healthcare. Services were Saturday, March 31 at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Atwood.
Mr. Long was a member of Atwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder. He was preceded in death by four brothers, J.B. Long, Benthal Long, William Long and Jeff Long.
Survivors include; his wife, Anna Gurley Long; four sons, Ben Long, Glynn Long, Ricky Long and Randy Long, all of Atwood; a daughter, Brenda Brown of Gleason; two stepdaughters, Carole Mayo and Tammy Stambaugh, both of McKenzie; two stepsons, Glenn Gurley of Union City and Danny Gurley of Hernando, Florida; a brother, Aaron Long of Jackson; 12 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter and 3 step-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Atwood Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
TRAVIS CURTIS BAILEY
BUENA VISTA: Travis Curtis Bailey, 80, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Bailey was born May 10, 1931 in Summerfield, Louisiana to the late Jeff Bailey and Mazie Carrie (Moss) Bailey. He was a retired electrical lineman and troubleshooter for the Memphis Gas & Water and a member of Yuma Church of Christ.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Travis Curtis Bailey, Jr.; and three sisters, Catherine Maples, Oleta Perry and Betty Jean Walton.
Survivors include: his wife, Elizabeth Bailey; one son, Mark Steven Bailey of New Johnsonville; two sisters, Corine Maum of Memphis and Doris Bush of Natchez, Mississippi; four brothers, Jeff Arnold Bailey of El Dora, Arkansas, Mark Dunn Bailey of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joe Clifton Bailey of Texas and David Bailey of Louisiana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home in in charge of arrangements.
SHIRLEY JEAN WOOLEY
YUMA: Shirley Jean Wooley, 66, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Carter officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Wooley was born October 13, 1945 in Yuma to the late Charlie Rex Pritchard and Lorell (Hedge) Pritchard. She was a custodian for the Pin Oak Lodge at the Natchez Trace State Park. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Lou Pritchard; and two brothers, William and Jimmie Pritchard.
Survivors include: her husband of 48 years, Jerry Wooley; two sons, Greg (Carolyn) Wooley and Kenny Wooley, both of Yuma; two sisters, Helen (James) Whitaker and Betty Hart of Yuma; one brother, Charlie “Zip” Pritchard of Yuma; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.
CHARLES HAMMOND SMITH, SR.
WESTPORT: Charles Hammond Smith, Sr., 68, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be announced later.
Mr. Smith was born March 4, 1944 in Memphis to the late Henry Hammond Garland Smith and Ida Belle Looney Smith. He was a retired road striper with Traf-Mark. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nina Wren; and one brother, Jimmy Smith.
Survivors include: one son, Charles Hammond Smith, Jr. of Huntingdon; two daughters, Patricia Shahan of Westport and Candias Boyer of Hickory Flat, Mississippi; one brother, Johnny Smith of Victoria, Mississippi; one sister, Patricia Smith of Memphis; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JOE THOMAS HAMILTON
HUNTINGDON: Joe Thomas Hamilton, 79, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Huntingdon Health & Rehab Center. Funeral services were Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Ward and Bro. James Humphrey officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers who served were Jason Fields, Mark Williams, Paul Stokes, Larry Tippitt, Tommy Tippitt and Jeff Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Dillahunty, Pat Williams, Dale Kelly, Darrell Smith, Bobby McDonald, Lynnwood Fields, Robert Barnhart, Jim Pickett, James Neely, Max Walker and Leslie Crossett.
Mr. Hamilton was born June 1, 1932 in Carroll County to the late Lee Hamilton and Faye (Fowler) Hamilton. He was a self-employed retired barber, a member of the First Baptist Church-Huntingdon, Huntingdon Elks Lodge, Jaycee and Ruritan Club.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Joe David Hamilton; a grandson, Chad Ray Kee; and brother, Lee Hamilton, Jr.
Survivors include: his wife of 60 years, Carolyn Hamilton of Huntingdon; two daughters, Brenda Blackwell (Gerald) Ray and Debbie (Tony) Kee, both of Huntingdon; five grandchildren, Betty (Mark) Jaskolka, Sharon (Robert) Thornton, Ashley (Hunter) Hastings, Alex Hamilton and Hunter Hamilton; and one great-grandson, Thomas Thornton.
DOROTHY JEAN DAVIS
MCKENZIE: Dorothy Jean Davis, 77, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 21, at 3 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial at Carroll Memorial Gardens, McKenzie.
Mrs. Davis was born June 9, 1934 to the late John and Dena Daily Davis. She was a retired restaurant manager for TD’s in Huntingdon. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Davis; her daughter, Debbie Blankenship; one sister, Magdalene Jowers; one brother, Floyd Daily; and one granddaughter, Angela Davis.
Survivors include: two sons, Tony (Teresa) Davis of Huntingdon and Richard (Patty) Davis of Alabama; one brother, Lloyd Daily of McKenzie; four grandchildren, Brent (Tina) Davis, Cody Blankenship, Kim Gentry, and J ( Devon) Williams; and two great-grandchildren, Emory Williams and Skylar Williams.
WILLOW DEAN JOHNSON
HUNTINGDON: Willow Dean Johnson, 69, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Drummer officiating. Burial followed in Parker’s Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson was born October 24, 1942 in Cedar Grove to the late Ernie Lee Chapple and Flossie (Kirby) Chapple. She was a retired seamstress for H.I.S. Sportswear where she worked for 29 years and a member of Parker Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Myra Hill; one sister, Madeline Willis; and one grandson, Reynard Ambrew.
Survivors include: her husband of 39 years, James E. Johnson; 12 children, Pamela (Gary) Parker, Joann (Frankie) Smith, Jeanette (Tracy) Binion, Dwight (Rhonda) Williams, Michael (Penny) Williams, James O’Brian (Toni) Johnson, Erick (Christy) Johnson, Edward Ray Johnson and Valarie Williams, all of Huntingdon, Bobby Joe (Lela) Williams of Covington, Mary Lou Johnson of Humboldt and Ernie Lee (Margo) Chapple of Champaign, Illinois; three brothers, Wardell (Ruby) Chapple of Wildersville, F.T. (Virgie) Chapple and Bobby Chapple, both of Huntingdon; one sister, Cora Lee Williams of Wildersville; 36 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
REV. JAMES CARL WEBB
BRUCETON: Rev. James Carl Webb, 72, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Pastor James Clinton Webb officiating. Burial followed in Old Pisgah Cemetery.
Rev. Webb was born May 6, 1939 in Bruceton to the late James Webb and Beavie (Weathers) Webb. He was employed by H.I.S. Company where he worked as a packer for several years. He was later employed by L&N, now known as CSX Railroad, where he worked as a flagman, breakman and conductor for 27 years before retirement. After accepting his call into the ministry, his first church was Johnson Chapel Baptist Church, Smyrna, Tennessee. He later became Pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, McKenzie, for (31) years.
Survivors include: his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Sarah Webb; five sons, Chris Webb of Bruceton, James Clinton (Carlotta) Webb of Bruceton, Ronnie (Lisa) Webb of Hollow Rock, Robbie (Bettina) Webb of Lexington, and Jeremy Webb of Hollow Rock; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ollie Walker of Bruceton, Emma Nesbitt of Huntingdon, and Patricia Easley of Nashville; five brothers, Buford (Ann) Webb of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lester (Mary) Johnson of Huntingdon, Jessie (Cynthia) Webb of Fulton, Kentucky, Paul (Stefanie) Webb of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and Riley (Kim) Webb of McLemorseville.
ROBERT HARLIN SIMPSON
HUMBOLDT: Robert Harlin Simpson, 81, formerly of Huntingdon, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in Hampton Cemetery.
Mr. Simpson was born April 14, 1930 in Westport to the late Robert Ebron Simpson and Cicily (Kincannon) Simpson. He was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church, Korean Army veteran, and a member of the Huntingdon VFW.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Simpson; three brothers, James Simpson, Charles Simpson, and Hulon Simpson; and one sister, Betty Simpson.
Survivors include: three daughters, Barbara (Manuel) Espinosa, Mary (Bruce) Webb, and Carolyn Simpson; two stepdaughters, Sue (Kenneth) Hensley and Ann Pate; one son, Frankie Simpson; one half-sister, Dorothy (Charles) Twyman; one half-brother, J. W. Simpson; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
ANITA JILL FULLER
MCKENZIE: Anita Jill Fuller, 48, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 after suffering a long illness. A memorial service was Monday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fuller was born March 19, 1964 in Troy, Missouri. The family moved to McKenzie in 1968 where she continued to live and raise her family.
Survivors include: her loving husband of 20 years, James Douglas “Jim” Fuller of McKenzie; one daughter, Cristy Stallcup of McKenzie; one son, Michael (Monica) Avery of Clarksburg; her father, Jack (Rose) Shirley of Henry; her mother, Betty Nell Gardner of McKenzie; and her sister, Nina Shirley Summers of Virginia.
WESLEY UNDERWOOD TREVATHAN
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Wesley Underwood Trevathan, 90, died of pneumonia Sunday, March 25, 2012 at White Oak Manor, an Assisted Living Home. A graveside service will be held later at Two Oaks Church of Christ in Huntingdon.
Mr. Trevathan was born in Gleason to the late William F. Trevathan and Ruby Lee Ellis Trevathan.
Survivors include: three children, Woody (Georgia) Junior Trevathan of Huntingdon, Robert (Bob) Phyllis Trevathan of Cosby, Tennessee and Marsha Trevathan (Dan) Brussee of Raleigh, North Carolina; one sister, Anne Johnson of Martin; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
JAMES JOHN AUGUSTINE
HUNTINGDON: James John Augustine, 71, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Stapleton and Bro. Carl Maynard officiating.
Mr. Augustine was born October 10, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph J. and Josephine Augustine. He was a retired manager for Firestone and a member of Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James J. Augustine, Jr.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol Augustine; one brother, Thomas (Lisa) Augustine of Lincoln, California; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MARY MARTHA GROOMS LEMONDS
GLEASON: Mary Martha Grooms Lemonds, 81, died Sunday, March 25, 2012. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Martin with burial in Everett’s Chapel Cemetery near McKenzie.
Mrs. Lemonds was born January 6, 1931 in Maysville, Kentucky to the late Joseph Sherman and Stella Rains Sherman. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Lemonds.
Survivors include: one son, Thomas J. Grooms of Gleason; one stepson, Kenny Lemonds; two daughters, Pat Delaney of Dresden and Debbie Grooms of Lexington; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.
STACY GENE LUTER
OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Stacy Gene Luter, 42, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at 12 noon at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Bishop Lawrence Kirby officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Luter was born March 9, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hester Mai Hillsman Luter.
Survivors include: his father, Bonny Lewis Luter; two brothers, Randal (Jennifer) Luter of Racine, Wisconsin and Alan Luter of Salt Lake, Minnesota; one sister, Katiana Arnold of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; several aunts and uncles from this area.
Rawls Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
PEGGY CARYLON MATLOCK
MCKENZIE: Peggy Carylon Matlock, 75, died Monday, March 19, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Matlock was born November 20, 1936 in Dyer to the late Ervin and Gladys Redding Hugueley. She was a homemaker and member of McKenzie Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles Hugueley, Gene Hugueley, Raymond Hugueley, and Jim Hugueley.
Survivors include: her husband of 59 years, Dwayne W. Matlock of McKenzie; four daughters, Carolyn S. Hedge of Dukedom; Shelby J. Price and Rose M. Green, both of Cordova, Tennessee, and Gloria A. Phillips of Horn Lake, Mississippi; one sister, Irma Dell Moody of Como; one brother, Bobby Hugueley of Gleason; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM EDWIN “ED” BUCY
MURRAY, KENTUCKY: William Edwin “Ed” Bucy, 87, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with John Dale and Kerry Lambert officiating. Burial followed in New Liberty Cemetery in Buchanan.
Mr. Bucy was born April 30, 1924 in Buchanan to the late Hardeman Grubbs Bucy and Myrtle Mae Holt Bucy. He was a retired Church of Christ minister, retired agriculture teacher in Mt. Zion, Illinois, and WW II Army veteran and received the Purple Heart.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Alene Chilcutt Bucy; and three brothers, John Paul Bucy, H.G. Bucy, and Billy Joe Bucy.
Survivors include: two daughters, Susan Gail Plunkett and Joy Lyn (Jeff) Lewis, both of Murray, Kentucky; one son, Gerald Glenn (Robin) Bucy of Franklin, Tennessee; one sister, Bettye Jackson of Taylor, Michigan; one brother, Ralph (Ruth) Bucy of McKenzie; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
ALTON PHILIP CLARK
ATWOOD: Alton Philip Clark, 87, retired MAAP employee, died March 24, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Pisgah Cemetery, Atwood.
Mr. Clark was a WW II Navy veteran and a member of Atwood Church of Christ, where he served as an Elder for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Pruett Clark.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judy (Bobba) McGregor of Atwood and Phyllis (Charlie) Chandler of McKenzie; three granddaughters, Valori McGregor (Rodney) Bonds, Julie Ann McGregor (Phillip) Walker and Roxanne Chandler (Mitch) Stanlick; and six great-grandchildren, Aly Walker, Baine Stanlick, Gentry Bonds, Mackey Bonds, Gage Walker and Nash Stanlick.
Memorials may be directed to the Atwood Church of Christ.