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Obituaries 2012 Archive: May 20 - June 2


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MARY LAVERN ARGO
1923-2012
TREZEVANT: Mary Lavern Argo, 88, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services were Thursday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Trezevant Cemetery.
Mrs. Argo was born August 15, 1923 in Trezevant. She was a member of Trezevant First Baptist Church and was retired from Milan Arsenal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haywood Argo; a daughter, Betty Reeves; three sons, Nolan Argo, Dennis Argo and Harold Argo; and brothers and sisters Odell Powell, Charles Leon Powell, Ulabella Powell, Estelle Wade, Hubert Powell, Earl Powell, Margaret Cobb, Edward Powell and Robert Powell.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Argo, of Trezevant; a son, Jerry (Jerrie) Argo, of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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BETSY ANN GATELEY STOUT
1934-2012
HUNTINGDON: Betsy Ann Gateley Stout, 77, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, May 27 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Twin Oaks Cemetery with Bro. Dan Winkler officiating services.
Mrs. Stout was born August 19, 1934, in Cedar Grove, to the late Joe Gateley and Velma Kirk Gateley. She was a graduate of Huntingdon High School, Freed Hardeman University and David Lipscomb University. She was a retired teacher with the Huntingdon Special School District. She was a member of the Huntingdon Church of Christ and the Tuesday and Thursday Bridge Clubs. She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Gateley, Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Stout; a son, Stephen Stout, of Gastonia, North Carolina; a sister, Polly Bartholomew, of Huntingdon; a brother, Donny (Betty) Gateley, of Huntingdon and two grandchildren.

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HENRY WILBUR LAMB
1938-2012
HOLLOW ROCK: Henry Wilbur Lamb, 74, of Hollow Rock, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lamb was born May 16, 1938, in Winston Salem, NC, to the late Henry Wilbur Lamb, Sr. and Mary Keiger Lamb. He was a self-employed publisher and a member of the Bruceton Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Lamb; a daughter, Julee Williams, of Florida; four sons, Meritt (Karen) Lamb, of Old Town, FL, Casey Lamb, of Ohio, Kelly Lamb, of Florida, and Mark (Marie) Lamb, of Hollow Rock; a sister, Dorothy (Jim) Rule, of Arcadia, FL; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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JOEL WAYNE HAMLIN
1929-2012
HENRY: Joel Wayne Hamlin, 82, of Henry, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Paris Healthcare and Rehab Center. Funeral services were at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry.
Mr. Hamlin was born November 5, 1929 in Henry to the late Henry Porter Hamlin and Lorene Groom Hamlin. He was a life member of VFW Post 4939 and the American Legion as well as a life member of Caledonia Masonic Lodge in McKenzie. He was a retired civilian employee of the US Air Force where he was an Aircraft Mechanic. He also attended Draughton’s Business School and Diesel Mechanics School. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Margaret and Dorothy Mae Hamlin; a brother, Rufus Weldon Hamlin; step-mother Lynora Allen Hamlin and half-brothers John Henry and Larry Joe Hamlin.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Brooks Hamlin, of Henry; three daughters, Pamela Lorene Smith, of Paris, Paula Jo (Mark) Payne, of Blytheville, AR, and Priscilla Brooke Bullard, of Fairview; a son, Patrick (Toni) Hamlin, of Kingston Springs; half-sisters Lynda Winburn and Barbara Wallace, both of Henry; half-brother Henry Porter Hamlin, Jr., of Guerneville, CA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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JOYCE ANN BLACK
1928-2012
GLEASON: Joyce Ann Black, 83, formerly of Gleason, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, May 25 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Steve Boone officiating. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Mrs. Black was born on July 9, 1928, in Gleason to the late Willie Smyth and Mable (Trevathan) Smyth. She was formerly a factory worker.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Jessie) Mayo and Debbie (Steve) Boone, both of Gleason; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

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PAUL HENRY SANDERS
1916-2012
HUNTINGDON: Paul Henry Sanders, 96 of Huntingdon, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. Bro. Alex Hilliard officiated the service.
Mr. Sanders was born January 27, 1916 in Carroll County to the late John Thomas and Annie (Rogers) Sanders. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a retired production worker for the Milan Arsenal. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Sanders, who died December 1, 2011; two brothers, Hobart Sanders and Otis Sanders; and one granddaughter, Sheila Hall.
He is survived by two daughters, Martha Martinez, of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Pam Cary (husband Donnie), of Huntingdon; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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WILLIAM ROY GOWAN
1931-2012
LAVINIA: William Roy Gowan, 80 of Lavinia, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Zion Cemetery. Bro. Robert Barger officiated the service.
Mr. Gowan was born October 9, 1931 in Carroll County to the late Cecil Gowan and Delia (Little) Gowan. He was a millwright for the Milan Arsenal and a United States Air Force Korean War Veteran. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Rollins Woodard.
He is survived by two daughters, Kala Ann Wellman (Roy), of Oregon and Kathy Louise Gowan, of Washington; one son, William “Bill” R. Gowan, Jr., of Washington; one sister, Carolyn Utley, of Huntingdon; one brother, Johnny Fred Gowan (Patricia), of Trezevant; and special friends, Randy and Rhonda Wright of Lavinia; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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MARY RUTH HOLLADAY
1930-2012
CEDAR GROVE: Mary Ruth Holladay, 81, of Cedar Grove, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Ferguson Cemetery. Bro. Robert Barger officiated the service.
Mrs. Holladay was born December 23, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Connie and Ruth (Parker) Tines. She was a retired factory worker for Basler Electric and a member of the Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dee Holladay; two sisters, Willie Sellers and Ruby Smith; and three brothers, Keelen Tines, Clifton Tines and Billy Tines.
She is survived by three sons, Michael Holladay, of Medina, Bobby Holladay and Steve Holladay, both of Cedar Grove; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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LARRY WAYNE JONES
1952-2012
HENRY: Larry Wayne Jones, 60, of Henry, died, Friday, May 25, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were on Monday, May 28 at Henry Baptist Church with John Sutton officiating. Burial followed at Palestine Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Jones was born on January 13, 1952 in Granite City, IL to Chester Wayne Jones, of St. Louis, MO, who survives, and Helen White Ward, who preceded him in death. He was a member of Henry Baptist Church and the pastor from 2005 until June 2011. He worked at Tosh Farms in maintenance and was a former pastor at Palmersville Baptist, Fairview Baptist, Bethany Baptist and Mt. Sinai Baptist Churches. He was also a former member of the Henry County Rescue Squad and Henry Volunteer Fire Dept. and a former Alderman and Vice Mayor of Henry. He was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran.
He is also survived by his wife, Kathy Fitzhugh Jones, of Henry; two sons, Casey (Marney) Jones, of Henry, and Travis (Alicia) Jones, of Paris; three sisters, Patricia Proffitt, of Granite City, IL, Jackie Hurocy, of Collinsville, IL, and Brenda Bell, of Granite City, IL; two brothers, Jerry Jones and Ricky Jones, both of Granite City, IL; and four grandchildren.

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J B RIGSBY
1921 - 2012
MCKENZIE, TENN. - Services for J B Rigsby, 91, were Monday, May 28, 2012 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Simmons officiating. Interment was at Caledonia Cemetery.
Mr. Rigsby, a retired farmer and State of Tennessee Highway Department employee, died May 26, 2012, at McKenzie Health Care Center. He was born on January 26, 1921 in Henry Co. to Arzo and Eva Owen Rigsby. He was a member of the Caledonia Missionary Baptist Church, a US Army Veteran during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Morris Rigsby, his parents and a sister, Opal Francisco.
Survivors include three daughters: Judy (Robert) Presson of Vermilio, OH, Sandra (Byron) Pate of McKenzie, and Patricia Turner of McKenzie, a special friend Melba Summers, five grandchildren Leisa (Butch) Bowling, Laura (Dan) Roth, Douglas (Valerie) Pate, Debbie (Kenny) Medlock and Marc Turner, five great grandchildren Jacki, Mallory, Chloe, Matthew and Lauren.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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VIRGINIA RUTH CROCKER
1940 - 2012
MCKENZIE, TENN. - Services for Virginia Ruth Carter Crocker, 71, were Monday, May 28, 2012 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Jackson officiating. Interment followed at Union Academy Cemetery.
Mrs. Crocker, a retired part-time cafeteria employee, died May 26, 2012, at her home in McKenzie. She was born on June 1, 1940 in Denmark, Tenn. to Robert E. Lee and Dorothy Lee Glynn Carter. She was a member of the Union Academy Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Carolyn Jean Carter and a number of other half -brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two daughters Susie Bomar of McKenzie and Virginia Gail Crocker of Brighton; two sons, Ronny E. Crocker of McKenzie,and Jerry (Vickie) Crocker of McKenzie, three sisters Lola Mae (Jerry) Floyd of Greenfield, Faye (Joe) Rushing of Newbern, and Betty (Jimmy) Trevathan of McKenzie; two brothers T.C. (Linda) Carter of Denmark, and Jimmie Carter of McKenzie; seven grandchildren Crystal Shostrand, Michael Bomar, Randy Crocker, Candee Crocker, Bridget Balentine, Kayla Bomar and Anthony Holladay. Nine great-grandchildren Dillon Drewry, Logan Drewry, Angel Crocker, Kelsee Brasure, Hunter Balentine, Caleb Balentine, Landon Doster, Brandon Doster and Tristan Shostrand .

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JOHN ROBERT THORNE
1924-2012
John Robert Thorne, 87, died Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Humboldt General Hospital.
A memorial service for Mr. Thorne is Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witness.
He was born December 2, 1924 to the late Jessie Robert and LaVada Gertrude Marquis Thorne. A Veteran of WWII he was a retired engineer from Cape Canaveral andGoodyear.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Smith Thorne of McKenzie; one daughter, Johnna Robin Thorne (Ron) Beames, Memphis and five grandchildren, Keith Earn Beames, Gavin Beames both of Memphis, Oivia Dawn Beames Cole (Daren) of Madisonville, Kentucky, Felicia Fawn Beames Morgan (Jay) of Morgantown, Kentucky, and Meggan Vaughn Beames of Memphis; one brother, Jessie Bruce Thorne (Viola) of Franklin, North Carolia; two sisters, Jimmie Ruth Thorne Jernigan of Birmingham, Alabama and Betty June Thorne Garrigan of Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Melvin Willis and Martha Ann Thorne and his parents, Jessie Robert Thorne and La Vada Gertrude Thorne.

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TERRY L. BROWN
1944 - 2012
MCKENZIE, TENN - Terry L. Brown, 67, died, Sunday, May 27, 2012 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Brown were Tuesday at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with burial at Shiloh Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mr. Brown was born September 25, 1944 to the late Rufus and Mary Nell Brown. He was a maintenance supervisor for Hillview Apartments and attended Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church and also was a member of the Marine Corp Reserve, and VFW Post 4939.
He is survived by a daughter, Lindsey Damesworth of Paris; a sister, Kay Brown and special friend Bob Highfil of Gleason; a brother, Jimmy ( Sarah) Brown of McKenzie; one nephew, Allen(Tonya) Brown of McKenzie; one niece, Marcia (Tracy) Webb of McKenzie; six great-nephews, Andrew(Josi) Webb, Brice Webb, Stephen ( Jamie) Brown, Cody (Meagan) Brown, Landon Brown and Kason Brown; and great-great nieces and nephews, Maggie, Braxton, Avery and Lillian.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jane Brown.

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ROY VERNON DOWLAND
1928 - 2012
TREZEVANT, TENN - Roy Vernon Dowland, 83, died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Milan General Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Dowland were Sunday, May 27 at Brummitt Funeral Home Trezevant with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford, Tenn.
Mr. Dowland was born August 30, 1928 in the Holly Leaf Community. He was a factory worker for Henry I. Siegel and a farmer.
He is survived his wife, Frances Knott Dowland; one son, Vernon (Tiesia) Dowland of Trezevant and one grandson, John Robert Dowland
He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Dowland.

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DR. CHARLES DORMER AKINS
1943-2012
MEMPHIS, TENN. – Dr. Charles Dormer Akins, 68, of Memphis died May 23, 2012 after a short illness with cancer. He obtained both a pharmacy degree and medical degree and practiced anesthesiology in Memphis.
Funeral services were held at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis on Tuesday with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born August 12, 1943 in Trezevant to Charles Lewis Akins and Rachel Coleman Akins. He was a graduate of Trezevant High School, UT-Martin, and the U.T. School of Medicine in Memphis.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; a daughter, Amanda (Justin) Joy; and one grandchild and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was the son of the late Sam and Lula Akins and Mort and Julia Coleman of Trezevant and McKenzie.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Medical and Dental Association (www.cmda.org).

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SHERLIE ANN GLOSSON
1936-2012
BRUCETON, TENN. – Sherlie Ann Glosson, 76, of Bruceton died Friday May 25, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Kingston Springs. Funeral services were Sunday, May 27 at Bruceton Funeral Home with burial in Prospect Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ronna Gangluff of Kingston Springs, and Mrs. Pamela Stewart of Pegram, Tenn.; one son, Franklin Martin, Jr. of Kingston Springs; three sisters, Shelba Herring of Warren, Ark., Ms. Chessie Wardlaw of Camden, and Ms. Martha Lou Holley of Hollow Rock; one brother, Jerry Glosson of Hollow Rock; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Susan Martin; four sisters, June Chapman, Beatrice Underwood, Mary Nolan Glosson and Charles Glosson.

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LARRY WAYNE JONES
1952-2012
HENRY, TENN. – Larry Wayne Jones, 60, of Henry died Friday, May 25, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were Monday, May 28 at Henry Baptist Church with burial in the Palestine Cemetery in Paris. He was a maintenance worker at Tosh Farms and a former pastor at Palmersville Baptist. He was a former alderman and vice mayor of the city of Henry. He was a Vietnam U.S. Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Fitzhugh Jones; his father, Chester Wayne Jones of St. Louis; two sons, Casey (Marney) Jones of Henry and Travis (Alicia) Jones of Paris; three sisters, Patricia Proffitt of Granite City, Ill., Jackie Hurocy of Collinsville, Ill., and Brenda Bell of Granite City, Ill., two brothers, Jerry Jones and Ricky Jones, both of Granite City; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen White Ward.

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DOROTHY MAE HIGDON
1924-2012
BRUCETON, TENN. – Dorothy Mae Higdon, 88, of Bruceton died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at her daughter’s home. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 29 at Bruceton Funeral Home with burial in the Crossroads Cemetery near Camden.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Sanders of Medina and Corinne (Dewey) Arnold of Huntingdon; one son, Ray Higdon of Bruceton; one sister, Betty Jean Bell of Trenton; one brother James Griggs of Camden; nine grandchildren. She was preceded in her husband, Lexie Howard Higdon and a brother, George Griggs.

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WILLIAM MARTIN “MARTY” ELLIS
1970-2012
MEDINA, TENN. – Memorial services for William Martin “Marty” Ellis, 41 were Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Mr. Ellis died May 24.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Ellis of Medina; two sons, Layne Ellis and Dawson Ellis of Medina; three sisters, Melissa Ellis and Teresa Beadles, both of McKenzie, Charlotte Perry of Memphis, and one brother, Lee Ellis of Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Lee and Sylvia Clark Ellis.

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MARGARET WISSINGER
1926-2012
Mrs. Margaret Wissinger, 86, of Huntingdon died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Harmony Hill Assisted Living.
Funeral services will be conducted at a later date in Ventura, California.
Mrs. Wissinger was born January 13, 1926, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, to the late John Ursinyi and Susan Hlavacik Ursinyi. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Gerald Wissinger, two sisters, three brothers and infant granddaughter.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan (Rick) Nelson, Sharon (John) Hunter, both of McKenzie; a son, Greg Wissinger, of Simi Valley, California; a brother, George Ursinyi, of Monessen, Pennsylvania. She also leaves eight grandchildren, David (Lesley) Bodwell, Lisa (Jeff) Matheny, Johnny Hunter, Joel Hunter, Joshua Hunter, Jerry Wissinger, Thomas (Mandy) Wissinger, Kelli Wissinger; five great-grandchildren, Jacob Matheny, Shane Matheny, Trevor Matheny, Leah Matheny, Sean Rice, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, step-great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Baptist Hospice of Huntingdon, 631 R B Wilson Dr., Huntingdon, TN 38344
Dilday – Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit.

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LILLIAN “JO” BRAY
Trenton, TN- Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian “Jo” Bray, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel in Trenton.
Mrs. Bray, a retired machine operator for Foamex in Milan, TN, passed away Sunday, May 20, at her home in Trenton, TN.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Gibson and husband Billy of Trenton, and Melinda Walls and husband Steve, of McKenzie; a brother, Wayne Lewis of Hobart, IN; six grandchildren, Brandy Auvenshine, Matthew Walls, Candace Gibson, Mary Elizabeth Gibson, Olivia Gibson, and B. J. Gibson; and four great grandchildren, Briley, Braylin, Ethan, and Travis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Emmer Lewis; by four brothers; and by one sister.
Paid obit.

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ROBERT CHARLES CHURCHWELL
1916-2012
HUNTINGDON: Robert Charles Churchwell, 95 of Huntingdon died Friday, May 18, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in Humbles Cemetery. Bro. Alex Hilliard officiated the service.
Mr. Churchwell was born August 16, 1916 in Carroll County to the late Charlie Churchwell and Nora (Everett) Churchwell. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, the late Jo Ella Pickett Churchwell; four sisters Maude Moore, Iva Kirk, Nelle May, Bessie Hill, and two other siblings who died in infancy.
He served his community and county in the capacity of magistrate for twelve years. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Bobby Joe Churchwell (wife Frances); four grandchildren, Lisa Hilliard (husband Gerry), Robbie Carlton (husband Tim), Robert Churchwell (fiancé April) and James Churchwell (wife Debbie), all of Huntingdon; six great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren and five step-great-great grandchildren.

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RAY FOSTER
1931-2012
MCKENZIE – Mr. Ottis Ray Foster, 80, died May 18, 2012. Services were held May 20 at the McKenzie Church of Christ with burial in the Brock’s Cemetery in Greenfield.
Mr. Foster was retired from AT&T telephone company. He was an elder for the McKenzie Church of Christ, an Army veteran, who served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Monroe Foster of McKenzie; two daughters, Mrs. Melody (Buddy) McClain of McKenzie; Mrs. Regina (David) Alred of Milan; one sister, Mrs. Thelda Jackson of Crossville; and four grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield had charge of arrangements.

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FLORA OLLITA KELLY
1927-2012
Mrs. Flora Ollita Kelly, 85 of Cedar Grove died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the NHC Healthcare in Milan, Tennessee.
Funeral services were Monday, May 21, 2012 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral. Burial followed in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery. Bro. Ernest Ray Pounds officiated the service.
Mrs. Kelly was born April 4, 1927 to the late Charlie M. and Eddie L. (Montgomery) Pendergrass in Cedar Grove. She was a member of the Obion Church of Christ and was retired from Publix Shirt Corp. as a production worker. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ernest Dwayne Kelly; one sister, Lois Fuller Baumgardner; and four brothers, James A. “Mutt” Pendergrass, Larry Wayne Pendergrass, L. R. “Ham” Pendergrass, and Henry Pendergrass.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Keen (husband Mickey) of Jackson, Gail Keel (husband David) of Huntingdon; two sons, Doyle Kelly (wife Janis) of Macon, Georgia and Dean Kelly (wife Stephanie) of Cedar Grove; and one sister, Flossie Meals of Cedar Grove. She also leaves ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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REV. AUBREY BROWN KYLE
1930-2012
HUNTINGDON: Reverend Aubrey Brown Kyle, 82, of Huntingdon, died Wednesday, May 16 at his home. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Stan Smith officiated the services.
Mr. Kyle was born February 14, 1930, in Gibson County, to the late Clarence Elmer Kyle and Bertha Thelma Williams Kyle. He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church and a retired school bus driver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vernell Kyle; two brothers, Bobby Kyle and Jerry Kyle and a sister, Christine Kyle.
He is survived by a daughter, Jo-Ellen (Keith) Pendergrass, of Huntingdon; three sons, Phillip (Lisa) Kyle, of Fort Collins, Colorado, Donald (Patricia) Kyle, of Lexington, Carl (Kerry) Kyle, of Jackson; five brothers, Elmer Kyle, of Cedar Grove, George Kyle, of Humboldt, Clarence O. Kyle, of Dover, Winston Kyle, of Humboldt, and James S. Kyle, of Huntingdon; and two sisters, Thelma Trout, of Camden, and Judy Kyle, of Jackson. He also leaves five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CURTIS PATRICK WILLIS
1934-2012
CAMDEN: Curtis Patrick Willis, 78, died Friday, May 18 at his son’s home. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Willis was born on January 22, 1934 to the late Mr. Horace Watson Willis and Mrs. Beatrice Johnson Willis in Lewisville, Arkansas. He was an Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jane Plumley Willis, and a brother, Elmer Dee Willis.
He is survived by three sons, Vance (Sylvia) Willis, of LaGrange, Illinois, Jimmy (Ruth) Willis, of Camden, and Jeffrey (Pam) Willis, of Brookefield, Illinois; three sisters, Odesa Lumnus, of Texas, Shirley Christy, of Texas, and Caron Blann, of Arkansas; three brothers, Bobby Willis, of Texas, Kenneth Willis, of Arkansas, and Bert Willis, of Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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