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Obituaries 2012 Archive: April 8 - April 21



MCKENZIE: Gladys M. McDaniel, 60, died, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at her residence.
Visitation for Mrs. McDaniel was Monday, April 16, 2012 at Brummitt Funeral Home, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Visitation was Tuesday, 10 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services for Mrs. McDaniel will be 2pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial to follow at New Bethel Cemetery, Henry, Tenn.
She was born October 12, 1951 to the late O.J. and Lorene Hammett. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, and a retired factory worker and cook.
She is survived by three sons, James “Peanut” (Paula) McDaniel of McKenzie, Joseph ( Amy )McDaniel of Henry and Dustin McDaniel of McKenzie; four sisters, Barbara Martin, Doris Berryhill, Wanda ( John) Dunn, all of McKenzie and Sue Cardinal of Canada; one brother, Jimmy (Debbie) Hammett of Milan and six grandchildren: Kayla Herron, Emma McDaniel, Jake McDaniel, Evan McDaniel, Jesse McDaniel and Keira McDaniel. She is also survived by her special friend, Susie Cross.
She was preceded in death by her husband James (Jimmy) McDaniel and one brother, Nathan Hammett.
Paid Obituary



HOLLOW ROCK: Norma Nell Newsome, 83, of Hollow Rock, died Sunday, April 15 at her home. Services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. in chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Twin Oaks Cemetery. Bros. Dan Winkler and Jerry Morris will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17 from 4:30 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until services.

Mrs. Newsome was born November 17, 1928 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Henry Nickson Cotham and Norma Elan (Pritchard) Cotham. She was a retired employee of the Bank of Huntingdon and a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Newsome; two grandchildren, Marla Newsome and Jeana Newsome; two brothers, Jackie Cotham and Lynn Cotham; and two sisters, Faye Trevathan and Louise Cotham.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Jimmy) Pinson, of Hollow Rock; three sons, David (Cindy) Fuller, of Maryville, Larry (Diane) Newsome, of Huntingdon, and Dale (Earlene) Newsome, of Hollow Rock; a sister, Sue Dodd, of Paris; a brother, Gene Cotham, of Florida; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.


PARIS: Dorothy Faye Watkins, 85, of Paris, died Sunday, April 15 at her residence. Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Monday, April 16 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at Church of God of Prophecy on Tuesday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. until services. Services will be held at Church of God of Prophecy on Tuesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. with Bros. Roger Smith and Ronnie McClure officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Paris.

Mrs. Watkins was born on October 16, 1926 in Dresden to the late Alvin Walters and Bessie Goodrich Walters. She was married to Luther Dale Watkins, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy and formerly worked at Mar-Kel Lighting, Clifty Farms and Greg’s Restaurant, all in Paris. She was also a former restaurant owner with her husband in Michigan and was a devoted wife and homemaker. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary White and Helen O’Brien; and three brothers, Paul Walters, James Walters and Ben Walters.

Survivors include: two daughters, JoAnn (Kenny) Deel and Sandy Gregory, both of Paris; three sons, Donald (Virginia) Watkins, of McKenzie, Ronald Watkins, of Paris, and Kenneth (Georgia) Watkins of Buchanan; a sister, Jacqueline Burnmeister, of Winston, CA; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.



MEMPHIS: Eric Scott Underwood, 41, of Paris, died Thursday, April 12 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were held at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. with Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial followed at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Springville.

Mr. Underwood was born on September 25, 1970 in England to Carol Chandler Barker, of Paris, who survives. He was married to Courtney Paulin Underwood, who also survives. He was a lumber inspector for Middleton Lumber Co. in Puryear and was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Eric Lawrance Hicks “Hickey” Barker; grandparents Revo Raymond and Mary Jean Chandler and grandparents Clifton and Georgia Mae Barker.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Ashley Underwood and a son, Rob Underwood, both of Paris; and a brother, Stephen Underwood, of McKenzie.



MCKENZIE: Jessie Mae Cude, 73, died Friday, April 6 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held at Brummitt Funeral Home on Saturday, April 7. Burial followed at Caledonia Cemetery.

Mrs. Cude was born July 2, 1938 to the late Lee and Effie H. Wheat. Mrs. Cude was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a retired factory worker for the Milan Arsenal and Gaines, Mfg. She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Wheat.

Survivors include: husband Casey Cude, of McKenzie; a daughter, Kathy (Keith) Summers of McKenzie; a son, Steve (Mona) Cude, of McKenzie; three sisters, Louise Crider and Lois Hampton, both of Huntingdon, and Lucille Blaylock, of McKenzie; a brother, Mac Wheat, of McKenzie; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



ERIN: Jesse Lee “Buck” Lewis Jr., 67, of Memphis, died Saturday, April 14 at Signature Healthcare in Erin, Tennessee. Funeral services were Monday, April 16 at the Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Dwayne Brown officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Lewis was born January 24, 1945 in Memphis. He was a member of the Morning Sun Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cordova, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lee Lewis, Sr.

Survivors include: mother, Radie Epps Lewis, of Memphis; a son, David Allen Lewis, of Summerville; a daughter, Tara Ann Lewis; two sisters, Joyce Ann Williams, of Memphis and Patsy Percoski, of Bartlett; and two grandchildren.


1952 – 2012
MCKENZIE: William (Bill) Oliver Barnes, 59, died Friday, April 6, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services will be Tuesday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Halter officiating. Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery near Christmasville.
Mr. Barnes was born on July 7, 1952 in McKenzie to Hollis Wade and Ada Dickson Barnes, both who preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Allen White, of Trezevant, and Alice (Bill) White of Oakland, MS; three brothers, Charles (Charlotte) Barnes, of Henry, Hollis “Toby” (Linda) Barnes, of Newton Falls, OH and David Barnes, of McKenzie.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Community Services, c/o Julia Bratcher, 7891 Stage Hills Blvd. Suite 116, Bartlett, TN 38133 or to Hospice of West Tennessee, 1804 Hwy 45 By-Pass, Jackson, TN 38305.


1958 – 2012
CALIFORNIA: William “Donnie” Donald Beal, 54, died March 28, 2012 in California after an extended illness. Memorial services are being held in California.
Mr. Beal was born on May 28, 1958 to Joe and Marie Beal, both whom preceded him in death. He was a native of McKenzie, graduated from McKenzie High School and was a Methodist. He made his home in California for many years and had many friends there.
Survivors include one brother, Danny (Paulette) Beal; one nephew, one great nephew, one great niece, several cousins and special friends.


1918 – 2012
MCKENZIE: Mary Allen Gregory Ellis, 94, died Wednesday, April 4 in Gallatin, Sumner County, TN the home of her birth. Graveside services were conducted Friday, April 6 at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie.
Mrs. Ellis was born March 6, 1918 to the late William Bell Gregory and Lillian Frye Gregory and stepdaughter of the late Cora Reed Gregory. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Leon Ellis; three brothers, Delmus Gregory, Raymond Gregory and Leonard Gregory; and one sister, Louise Burton. Mrs. Ellis and her late husband retired to McKenzie, which was the birthplace of Mr. Ellis, from their home of forty years in Haxtun, CO. During their time in Colorado, Mary sold for Avon.
Survivors include three nephews and nine nieces.


SPRINGVILLE: Cheri Michelle Tanner, 42, of Paris, died Wednesday, March 28 in Springville. Funeral services were provided by New Life Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 4 with Joe Collins officiating with burial at Welborn Cemetery in Puryear, TN.
Ms. Tanner was born on October 4, 1969 in Port Charlotte, FL to Nancy Sellers Ainscough and Larry Ainscough, of Puryear, both whom survive. She enjoyed playing guitar and music.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Bethany Parker; two sons, Eric Chapman, of Henry, and Michael Chapman, of Paris; one sister, Traci (Joe) Collins, of Henry; four brothers, Kevin Ainscough, of Paris, Eric Ainscough, of Murray, Jeff Ainscough, of Puryear and Perry Ainscough, also of Murray; and four grandchildren.


PARIS: Krisley EverSkye Willis Evans, 3 months, died Thursday, April 5 at her residence. Graveside funeral service will be at Bethlehem Cemetery in Huntingdon at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 with Bro. Josh Parker officiating.
Krisley was born December 26, 2011 in Paris, TN to Zach Evans, of Paris, and Heather Willis, of Huntingdon.
Other than her parents, she is survived by grandparents Renee (Josh) Perrit, of Paris, Bobby Evans, of Bay City, MI; James and Michelle Willis, of Huntingdon and numerous relatives and friends.


HUNTINGDON: Mr. Jeremy Ryan Hill, 15, of Huntingdon, died Monday, April 2 at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00p.m. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Lynn Stapleton.
Mr. Hill was born May 2, 1996 in McKenzie. He was a sophomore at Huntingdon High School where he was a member of the basketball and cross-country teams and a member of the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church and youth group. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dwayne Hill.
He is survived by his parents, John and Genetta Rushing; maternal grandmother Patsy Hill; paternal grandparents Joe and Dorothy Rushing, all of Huntingdon; several aunts and uncles, 11 first cousins and a host of other cousins and friends.


HUNTINGDON: Mr. Dwayne Hill, 66, of Huntingdon, died Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating.
Mr. Hill was born on March 13, 1946 in Huntingdon to the late Clifford Doyle Hill and Lillie Mae (Mayberry) Hill. He worked for the Carroll County Highway Department, was a member of the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church and had coached softball for many years. He was also preceded in death by a brother, J.C. Hill; a sister-in-law Pansy Pace and a brother-in-law, Dewey Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patsy Hill; three daughters, Genetta (John) Rushing of Huntingdon, Elizabeth (Mike) Seiber and Candy (Adam) Steele, both of Camden; one son, Edward (Tiffany) Hill, of Huntingdon; seven grandchildren; one sister, Sue (Ted) Lowry of McKenzie; five sister-in-laws and five brother-in-laws.


MCKENZIE: Mr. James Jospeh (Jim) Betterman, 69, died Sunday, April 8, 2012 at his residence. Visitation is Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Brummitt Funeral Home, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a private memorial service to be held at a latter date.
Mr. Betterman was born November 23, 1942 to the late Gene and Julia Katherine Betterman. He was an Army veteran, a member of Poplar Spring Baptist Church of Atwood and a disabled factory worker for Tecumseh in Paris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Betterman; and two brothers, Gene Betterman Jr. and Johnny Betterman.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie K. Betterman, of McKenzie; one daughter, Kimberly (Kevin) Hall, of Huntingdon; four sons, Jason (Kimberly) Carson of Henry, Kenneth James (Stacie) Betterman of Huntingdon, Matthew David (Kelly) Carson of Medina and Kevin (Brandy) Betterman of McKenzie; one brother, David (Glenda) Betterman of Milan; and four grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.

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