Obituaries 2012 Archive: May 6 - May 19
MARGIE LAMON REID
GLEASON: Margie Lamon Reid, 70, died May 11, 2012, at her home. She was a native of Gleason. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Larry Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Beech Springs Cemetery in Gleason.
Mrs. Reid was a retired payroll supervisor with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. She was born April 6, 1942. Mrs. Reid was preceded in death by her father, Albert Boane.
Mrs. Reid is survived by her husband, Bernard Reid; children, Michelle Sherwood-Smith (Sean) of Dallas, Texas, and Robert Craig Sherwood (Starla) of LaVergne; her mother, Louise Boane of McKenzie; sister, Delois Shaw of Gleason; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
HAROLD EUGENE PALMER
1927 - 2012
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Harold Eugene Palmer, 84, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in the New Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Tim Maness and Bro. Tracy McDaniel officiated the service.
Mr. Palmer was born May 15, 1927 in Henderson, Tennessee to the late Elbert Palmer and Annie (Cothren) Palmer. He was retired stationery engineer for over 30 years and a member of the New Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Huntingdon Masonic Lodge #106, American Legion, Union of Operating Engineers, and Eastern Star #180. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Palmer and Dorothy Haynes, and two brothers, Paul and Jack Palmer.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Gracie Inez Arnold Palmer, two daughters, Edna Hartig of Denver, Colorado, Theresa Zahurance (Don) of Cassville, Wisconsin, one son, Fred Palmer (Joyce) of Scottsburg, Indiana and one sister, Anna Laura Murchison of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
ELINOR KAREN TWYMAN
HUNTINGDON: Elinor Karen Twyman, 64, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Oak Manor Healthcare in McKenzie Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 12 at the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Carroll Memorial Gardens with Bro. Dwayne Thomas officiating.
Miss Twyman was born on September 17, 1945, to the late George and Ovie Wilkes Twyman.
Survivors include: two brothers, Lynn (Debra) Twyman, of Huntingdon, and Glenn (LaDonna) Twyman, of Cosby.
GAYE ELLIS GORE
MCKENZIE: Gaye Ellis Gore, 78, died May 10. Visitation was held Saturday, May 12 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. A graveside service followed in McKenzie on Sunday, May 13 at Carroll County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Gore was born on August 25, 1933 in McKenzie. She loved to garden and loved flowers.
Survivors include: a son, Gary (Vicki) Johnson, of Arlington; two grandchildren, Denise Johnson, of Memphis, and Shelby Johnson, of Arlington; and two great-grandchildren, Jade Davis and Peyton Davis, both of Atoka.
MABLE BELLE WILLIAMS-CHANDLER
MCKENZIE: Mable Belle Williams-Chandler, 93, of McKenzie, died at her residence May 11. Funeral services were May 14 at Bodkin Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Ballinger and Bro. Tim Coleman officiating. Burial followed at Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mrs. Williams-Chandler was born on February 6, 1919 to the late Will Henry Johnson and Daisy Woods. She was a retired employee of M.A.A.P. and was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church of McKenzie. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Johnson and Raymond Johnson, and a sister, Clara Powers.
Survivors include: husband, Rodney H. Chandler, of McKenzie; three sons, Jimmy R. (Linda Carol) Williams, of Milan, Roger (Kay) Williams, of Tullahoma, and Mike (Ann) Williams, of Morristown; three brothers, Dave Johnson, Milton Johnson and Bill Johnson; one sister, Margaret Jackson, of Atwood; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM EDWARD “BILL” HOLLAND
HUNTINGDON: William Edward “Bill” Holland, 93, of Huntingdon, died Sunday, May 13, at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, May 15 at 4:00p.m. in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Hickory Flatt Cemetery with Bro. Ron Cox officiating.
Mr. Holland was born May 15, 1918, in Benton County, to the late Freeman Holland and Ora Pafford Holland. He was a retired employee of Henry I. Siegel and a member of the First Baptist Church in McLemoresville. He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Holland, seven brothers, Layman Holland, Lyndle Holland, Sherman Holland, Tillman Holland, Ezra (Curly) Holland, James Holland and Harold Holland; two sisters, Christine Barker and Margaret Sutton; a grandson and a great-grandson.
Survivors include: his wife, Floye Holland; a sister, Mildred Kelly, of McLemoresville; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
LARENCE DUANE APPLEGATE
BRUCETON: Larence Duane Applegate, 76, of Bruceton, died Tuesday, May 8 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Paris with James Woodall officiating. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery near Cottage Grove. Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Applegate was bron on October 3, 1935 in Crosbyton, Texas to Doris Dodie Applegate (who survives, of Salt Lake City, UT) and the late Bert Cowan Applegate. He was a Marine Veteran and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Other survivors include: his wife, Linda Sue Barnett Applegate, of Bruceton; two daughters, Jane Alvarez, of Bellvue, NE and Amanda Simmons, of Arvada, CO; five sons, Clayton Applegate, of Elizabeth, CO, Dirk Applegate, of Bellvue, NE, Vance Applegate, of Chandler, AZ, Jeffery Speer, of Mississippi and Jimmy Speer, of Bruceton; a sister, Elizabeth Lee Nielson, of AZ; a brother, Charles Bert Applegate, of Mesquite, NV; 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
WILLIAM ETHRIDGE ALLEN
BRUCETON: William Ethridge Allen, 80, formally of Hollow Rock, died Sunday, May 13 at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly. Cremation followed and memorial services will be Wednesday, May 16 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until service.
Mr. Allen was born December 16, 1931 in Buena Vista to the late Valley Allen and Eula Williams Allen. He worked as an instrumentation technician and was a Korean War Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Lou Cooper; and two brothers, Dwayne Allen and Milbrurn “Bill” Allen; and a step-grandson.
Survivors include: wife Sharon Hunter Allen, of New Johnsonville; a daughter, Phyllis Cannon, of Ocala, FL; three sons, Robin Allen, of Dallas, TX, Brad Allen, of Huntingdon, and Dale Allen, of New Johnsonville; a brother, Leslie “Racehorse” Allen, of Hollow Rock; step-son Michael Hewitt, of New Johnsonville; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
JAMES PAUL COURTRIGHT
HOLLOW ROCK: James Paul Courtright, 71, died Saturday, May 12 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Graveside services were at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock Tuesday, May 15 with Bro. Roger Cooper officiating. Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Courtright was born on September 10, 1940, in Martin to the late Finis B. Courtright and Paralee Curtis Capps Courtright. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shelby Jean Moore and a brother, Finis Fayne Courtright.
Survivors include: wife Cynthia Eastman Courtright, of Hollow Rock; a daughter, Cinda Kay Hampton, of Hollow Rock; a step-son, Wayne Niblock, of Philadelphia, PA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
JOHN FRANKLIN LEWIS
PARIS: John Franklin Lewis, 81, of Paris, died Saturday, May 12 at his residence. Funeral services will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. with Paul Veazey and Thomas Winchester officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Visitation will be at Ridgeway on Tuesday, May 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until services.
Mr. Lewis was born on November 29, 1930 in Paris to the late Barney Edward Lewis and Ruby Mae Merrell Lewis. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Lewis and a brother, Roger Lewis. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church and co-owner of Lews & Williams Grocery from 1972-1975. He served 21 years in the National Guard and formerly coached Biddy Basketball.
Survivors include: wife of 59 years, Frankie A. Barnett, of Paris; two sons, Johnny (Lisa) Lewis, of Georgetown, TX, and Ricky (Chris) Lewis, of Henry; two sisters, Wilma Komplin, of Holland, MI and Patty (Richard) Phillips, of Maryville; sister-in-law Ethel Lewis, of Dover; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
JAMES ROBERT “JIMMY” BENJAMIN
PARIS: James Robert “Jimmy” Benjamin, 69, of Paris, died Friday, May 11 at his residence. Funeral services were at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Monday, May 14 with Tommie Dicus officiating. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Benjamin was born June 24, 1942 in Chicago, IL to the late Harold Benjamin and Margaret Christian Benjamin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Judy Benjamin; two brothers, Raymond Benjamin and Ronnie Gilbert; and a grandchild. He was formerly self-employed in construction.
Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Ledlow Benjamin, of Paris; five daughters, Judy (Rick) Stepehens, of Murfreesboro, Denise (John) Hassell, of Paris, Tammy Benjamin, of Paris, Lisa (Danny) Hardin, of Hollow Rock, and Tracy Benjamin, of Paris; three sisters, Peggy Bergstrom, of Illinois, Alice Shawley, of Michigan, and Nancy Gilbert, of Illinois; three brothers, Donnie Gilbert, Junior Gilbert and Henry Gilbert, all of Illinois; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
HENRY: Dona Pierce, 75, of Henry, died Friday, May 11 at her residence. Graveside services were Monday, May 14 at Henry Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. McEvoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pierce was born October 6, 1936 in Whitlock to the late Howard Robert Bazzell and Ruby Radford Bazzell. She was married to Bill Pierce in 1972, who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker, a cook and also worked for Mark I Plastics. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cammie Mayo and a brother, Don Bazzell.
Survivors include: a daughter, Tracy (Tim) Halstead, of Paris; a son, Jackie McCuiston, of Paris; sister-in-law Regina Vines, of Henry; a brother, Charles Bazzell, of Henry; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
ELIZABETH “DIANNE” BREWER
HENRY: Elizabeth “Dianne” Brewer, 51, of Henry, died Thursday May, 3 at Henry County Medical Center E.R. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 10 at Union Friendship Baptist Church in Henry with Bro. Thomas Winchester officiating.
Mrs. Brewer was born October 14, 1960 in Paris to the late Edward Jewell Hall and Elizabeth Christine Hart Hall. She was a loving mother to two daughters and enjoyed time with her grandson. She was a member of Union Friendship Baptist Church where she served as pianist.
She is survived by: husband Dale Brewer, of Henry; two daughters, Megan (Jamey) Coe and Jessi Brewer, both of Paris and one grandchild.
Mr. John Phelen Tucker 61 of Humboldt, Tennessee died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Humbles Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Burton officiated the service.
Mr. Tucker was born September 20, 1950 in Humboldt, Tennessee to the late David E. Tucker and Dorothy (Renfroe) Tucker. He was a retired deliveryman for Heilg-Myers and a United States Army Vietnam Veteran.
He is survived by one daughter; Sharla Perritt (husband Jeff), one son; Michael Tucker both of Huntingdon, three brothers; David Tucker of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Maury Tucker of Leach and Dana Tucker of Huntingdon. He also leaves two grandsons; Tyler Perritt and Toxey Perritt.
KENNETH HOWELL WALL
HUNTINGDON: Kenneth Howell Wall, 63, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Roan’s Creek Cemetery with Bro. Bud Ricketts officiating the service.
Mr. Wall was born October 20, 1948 in Carroll County to the late Samuel Wall and Virdie (Edwards) Wall. He was a retired technician at Procter and Gamble and was a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Michael Wall of Eva, one step-daughter, Kim Arnold of Camden, one brother, Edward Wall of Milan, four sisters, Dorothy McGee (husband Jerry) of Huntingdon, Carolyn Lankford, (Charles) of Bruceton, Lorine Elliott of Trenton, and Darlene Bush of Milan. He also leaves two step-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
LLOYD CRUTCHFIELD, JR.
GLEASON: Lloyd Crutchfield, Jr., 75, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at his residence in Gleason. Services were Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery near Gleason.
Mr. Crutchfield was born on September 21, 1936 in McKenzie to the late H. Lloyd and Ella Mae McPeak Crutchfield. He was a retired employee of the Henry County Farmers Co-Op and a member of the US Army National Guard from 1954-1956.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pattie Buntin Crutchfield, of Gleason; three daughters, Rhonda (Tommy) Cooper, of Paris, Patrice (Kenneth) Burke, of Georgia, and Sonia (Steve) Peeler, of Paris; a son, Jeff (Sherri) Crutchfield, of Gleason; a sister, Robbie (Lloyd) Delaney, of Gleason; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brummit-McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
TERRY LEE CHESSER
MCKENZIE: Terry Lee Chesser, 59, of McKenzie, died Wednesday, May 2 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5 at Long Heights Baptist Church with Bro. Lammie Lammersfeld officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery with US Navy Burial Honors.
Mr. Chesser was born May 16 in McKenzie to James Robert and Jean Locke Chesser, both who preceded him in death. He was a former employee of Mars Pet Care, a member of Long Heights Baptist Church and an US Navy Vietnam War Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angela Poole Chesser.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mechelle Ellis, of McKenzie; two sons, Jason (Samantha) Chesser, of McKenzie and Quinton (Molly) Chesser, of Jackson; two sisters, Debbie Renzon and Sandra White, both of McKenzie; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Brummitt-McKenzie Fuenral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MIKE H. REED
HUNTINGDON: Mike H. Reed, 53, of Huntingdon, died Monday, May 1 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Graveside services were conducted Friday, May 4 at Jamison Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Abernathy officiating.
Mr. Reed was born June 8, 1958, in Carroll County to the late Thomas E. Reed and Madeline Webb Reed. He was a security guard for Leroy Somer and a member of the Jaycees. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bev Pierson and Ruthie Foster.
He is survived by a brother, Thomas W. Reed, of Huntingdon; and seven nieces and nephews.
JAMES A. (JASE) ERHART
RIPLEY, MS: James A. (Jase) “Dr. Doolittle” Erhart, 58, died April 28 at his home on Lake Chatauqua in Ripley, MS.
Mr. Erhart was born on October 24, 1953 to James W. and Clara A. Kelkuski Erhart in Key West, FL. He was a devoted family man and his children and grandchildren were his life. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include: his father; his wife, Deborah Scott Erhart, of Lake Chatauqua; three daughters, Heather Erhart Gilliland (Jeremy), Tabby Erhart James (Wayne), all of Lake Chatauqua, and Samantha Erhart McLarty (Scott) of Saltillo, MS; one son, Zackariah Erhart, and three adopted sons, Matt Watkins, Trey Carter and Chris Suchomel, all of Lake Chatauqua; two sisters, Amelia Erhart Lee, of Lake Chatauqua and Deborah Sue Erhart Standiford, of Kentucky; eight grandchildren, eleven adopted grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
FRANKLIN DELMER MASSEY
BRUCETON: Franklin Delmar Massey, 76, died Thursday, May 3 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, May 5 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Caramel Cemetery near Camden.
Mr. Massey was born on August 22, 1935 in Carroll County to the late Floyd Graden Massey and Lou Inez Chandler Massey. He was a retired machinist for Emerson Electric and a Baptist in faith. He was preceded in death by a son, David Massey, a grandchild, two sisters, Cynthia Massey and Peggy Massey and two brothers, Neil Massey and Harvey Massey.
Survivors include: wife of 47 years, Mrs. Thelma Jean Craig Massey, of Bruceton; five daughters, Teresa (Jimmy) Speer, of Bruceton, Pam (Steve) Daniels, of Buchanan, Shelia (Ricky) French, of Springville, Debbie (Larry) Perkins, of Selmer and Sandra Massey, of Florida; two sons, Steve Massey, of Illinois and Terry Massey, of Missouri; three sisters, Wanda Burdan, of Illinois, Judy Lowry, of Camden and Joyce Butler, of Indiana; three brothers, Charlie Massey, of Huntingdon, Junior Massey, of Indiana and L.D. Massey, of Indiana; 20 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
ROGER WILLIAM UNDERWOOD
COTTAGE GROVE: Roger William Underwood, 72, of Cottage Grove, died Sunday, May 6 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 9 at 1:00 p.m. at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Chad Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Birds Creek Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be at Ridgeway on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until services.
Mr. Underwood was born on May 5, 1940 in Cottage Grove to the late Marvin and Ima Happy Wood Underwood. He married Betty Wallace Underwood in 1960, who survives. He retired after 26 years as a set-up man for Holley Carburetor Plant and attended Oak Hill Union Church.
Other survivors include: a daughter, Melinda (Stanley) Coleman, of McKenzie; two sons, Ronald David Underwood, of Cottage Grove and Roger Michael Underwood, of Dresden; a sister, Regina Temple Owens, of Henry; a brother, Harry Little Underwood, of Paris; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MARY ANN NOLEN
MCKENZIE: Mary Ann Mathias Chapman-Nolen, 68, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Collierville, Tenn.
Funeral services are 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012, in Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel, Brownsville, TN, with Rev. Dennis Trull officiating. Burial will follow in Brownsville Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by three daughters: Angela Chapman Brooks, (Mike) of Salem, Il, Debbie Chapman Schaefer, (Greg) of Collierville, TN, and Delia Chapman Buckley, (Jeff), of Naples, FL; five grandchildren: Ashley Brooks, Kelly Schaefer, Carleigh Schaefer, Bay Buckley, and Will Buckley; three brothers: Butch Porch, (Faye), Johnny Porch, (Joyce), and Bert Porch, (Katrina) all of Brownsville; and a sister: Shelia Walters, (Keith) of Gibson Co.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents: CA Porch and Lois Hill Porch; and the father of her children: Jeff Chapman.
Mary Ann was an avid reader and bridge player. She was a member of the Inglenook Book Club in McKenzie, TN, the Newcomers Bridge Club and Fellowship Card Club in Paris. She also played in the Alpha Duplicate Club of Paris and was a member of the American Contract Bridge League.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in McKenzie. She was a beloved daughter, mother grandmother, and sister. She enjoyed traveling with family, friends and especially with her grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:00 –8:00 p.m. in the Brownsville-Bells Funeral Homes Chapel, Brownsville, Tenn.
GARRY THOMAS SEGRAVES
1940 - 2012
McKenzie - Garry Thomas Segraves, 71, died Sunday, May 6, 2012 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Visitation services are Wednesday, May 9, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Services. The family chose cremation. Mr. Segraves, a truck driver, was born on September 13, 1940 in Gleason, Tenn. to Lester Florence and Lorene Hargrove Segraves. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carole Anne Zimmerman Segraves of McKenzie; a daughter, Amy (Dale) McAdoo of Dover; a son, Jason (Angela) Segraves of Ohio; three sisters, Judy (Mitt) Hendrickson, Peggy Crenshaw, Sherry (Lyman) Vancil; six grandchildren, Darra (Jamie) McAdoo Farlee, Kristen McAdoo, Hanna McAdoo, Tessa McAdoo Char McAdoo, Lila Segraves, three great-grandchildren McKayla Farlee, Nate Farlee, and Katie Farlee.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information please call (731) 352-4848 or visit www.mckenziefuneralhome.com.