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Obituaries 2012 Archive: June 17 - June 30


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LARRY BRYANT BELEW
1939-2012
PARIS: Larry Bryant Belew, 73, of Paris, died Friday, June 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home with Randy Stephens officiating.
Mr. Bryant was born January 15, 1939 to the late Finis Malcomb and Annie Bryant Belew in Jackson. He married Jacquelyn “Jackie” Pinson Belew, who survives, in 1964 before the couple moved to Paris in 1981. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Trezevant and formerly worked at Paris Manufacturing Co. and retired from Porter Cable in Jackson as a manufacturing engineer.
Besides his wife, he is survived by: one son, Monty Belew, of Paris, and two grandchildren.

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HORACE BERRY
1918-2012
MCKENZIE – Funeral services for Horace Berry, 94, are Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:00 am at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Interment follows at Carroll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 26, 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 a.m. until service time.
Mr. Berry, an ironworker, died Monday, June 25 at Oak Manor Nursing Home. He was born April 1, 1918 in Greenfield, Tenn. to the late Pratt and Freddie Davenport Berry. He was a member of McKenzie Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Jessie Berry; wife, Dola Harris Berry; and brothers, Don and Tony Berry.
Survivors include: one son, Billy (Jeanette) Berry, McKenzie; one brother, Milton Berry, McKenzie; sisters, June Nanney, Patty Price, Peggy (Jim) Sydnor and Cherry (Jay) Rittenberry, all of McKenzie; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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VICKIE FOSTER
MCKENZIE - Miss Vickie Foster of McKenzie, 54, are incomplete at press time.
Miss Foster died Monday, June 25, 2012 at McKenzie Healthcare Center in McKenzie. She is survived by her mother, Betty Foster of McKenzie. Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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JIMMIE NELL (WHITE) JEFFERS
1942-2012
PARIS: Jimmie Nell (White) Jeffers, 69, of Crossville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Visitation will be in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of service.
Mrs. Jeffers was born September 11, 1942 in Buena Vista to the late James Theodore White and Bertha Allifair (Noles) White. She was a retired librarian for the Memphis City School System. Besides her parents, she preceded in death by her husband, Loyd Virgil Jeffers, and one sister, Priscilla White.
She is survived by: one sister, Reba Ann Pinson, of Paris; two aunts, Melba Douglas, of Bruceton, and Vonnell Allen, of Huntingdon; sister-in-law Nola Lay, of Crossville; brother-in-law Roger (Ann) Jeffers, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; two nieces, one nephew, three great-nieces and two great-nephews.

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MARY NELL GROVES MYRACK
1920-2012
MILAN: Mary Nell Groves Myrack, 92, of Milan, died Saturday, June 23. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Tabernacle of the Living God with Rev. Calvin Smith and Rev. Buster Groves officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
Mrs. Myrack was born March 14, 1920 to the late Harrison Winters and Stella Mayfield in Hurricane Mills. She was a retired employee of Milan Arsenal and Ammunition and a member of the Tabernacle of the Living God.
She is survived by: three sons, George (Linda) Groves, of Atwood, Rev. James “Buster” (Betty) Groves, of Milan, and Murray (Marie) Groves, of Bradford; one daughter, Gail Ferrell, of Milan; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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WANDA FAY PRATER
1960-2012
PARIS: Wanda Fay Prater, 52, of Paris, died Thursday, June 21 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Joe Page officiating. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Huntingdon.
Mrs. Prater was born March 10, 1960 to the late James G. and Eular Neely Barnhart in Paris. She attended West Wood Pentecostal Church in Paris. She preceded in death by four brothers, James Barnhart, Jessie Barnhart, Sammye Barnhart and Tommy Barnhart.
She is survived by: a sister, Ann (Lynn) Brown, of Paris; two brothers, Joe Barnhart, of Jackson, and Paul Newsome, of Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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BONNIE SUE SANDERS
1933-2012
HUNTINGDON: Bonnie Sue Sanders, 79, of Lexington, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Derry Gray and Bro Billy Clark officiated the service.
Mrs. Sanders was born April 24, 1933 in Decatur County to the late Connie Lee Anderson and Rosetta Inman Anderson Smith and Bill Smith. She had worked in environmental services at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon and was a member of the Lexington Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, John Sanders, daughter, Brenda Cook, sister, Ramona Hensley and granddaughter, Lynn Williams.
She is survived by: one daughter, Denise (Chuck) Nichols, of Lexington; and two sons, Johnny (Kimberly) Sanders and Anthony Sanders, both of Westport; one sister, Laura Glover, of Camden; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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ANNE BRITT SMITH
1920-2012
MCKENZIE: Anne Britt Smith, 92, died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at her residence after a short illness surrounded by family and friends.
She was born January 21, 1920 in Ashville, NC. Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Albert Sidney Britt, one of the original Nashville Belle Meade developers, and Anne Dennedy Britt. On December 31, 1948 she married Raymond H. “Pete” Smith, Jr. and they moved to Dresden and she lived there until she moved in with her daughter several years ago in McKenzie. She was active in the Colonial Dame Society, an avid animal activist, a supporter of the Carroll County Humane Society and a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Union City.
Mrs. Smith is survived by one daughter, Britt (David) Barker, of McKenzie; four grandchildren, Edith Anne Bennett (Brett) Guilfoose, JoAnna (Paul) Darst, Kimberly Britt Moreland (Jeremy) Washburn and Jessica May Barker (Adam) Phelps; three step-grandchildren, Major David Brock Barker, Beth Anne Barker (Adam) Killon, and Becky Barker (Chris) Hutson; ten great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a very special friend and caretaker, Betty Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one daughter, Cynthia Smith, one sister, Betty Britt Kerrigan Banks and one brother, Colonel Albert Sidney Britt, Jr.
There will be a private memorial service at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden at a later date.
Paid Obit.

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ELEANOR H. PRIEST
HUNTINGDON: Eleanor H. Priest died June 14, 2012. A graveside service was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Huntingdon, at 2:00 p.m., on Sunday June 17, 2012.
Ms. Priest was a native of Tiptonville, Tennessee, and was a long-time resident of both Huntingdon and Memphis. She was by her preceded in death by her parents, Lyman and Tennessee Harris; her husband, Marshall F. Priest, Jr.; and her brother, Lyman Harris. Ms. Priest was a piano teacher both in Huntingdon and Memphis and was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis.
She is survived by: three sons, Marshall F. Priest III (Martha), of Boise, Idaho, Michael H. Priest, of Memphis, and Timothy A. Priest (Betsy) of Knoxville; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

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CHARLES EDWARD KIRBY
1947-2012
GREENFIELD: Charles Edward Kirby, 64 of Greenfield, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Milan. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery with Pastor John W. Bryant, Sr. and Bishop Lawrence L. Kirby, Sr. officiating.
Mr. Kirby was born August 3, 1947 in Carroll County to the late Alex and Ida Mae (Greer) Kirby. He worked for the State of Tennessee Highway Department and was a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Milan.
He is survived by: three sisters, Mattie Louise Conley, Lula (Gary) Barnhill, Maxine Kirby, all of Atwood; three brothers, Luther Kirby of Atwood, Bishop Lawrence(Dr. Renee) Kirby, of Racine, Wisconsin, and Kenneth L. Kirby, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; seven aunts, Ethel Macklin, Bettie Kirby, Louella Greer, Gracie Hunt, Flora Greer, Dorothy King and Pat Greer; five uncles, Clarence, Leon, Otis, Billy and Jerry Greer and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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SCOTT CASEY BODAMER
1956-2012
HUNTINGDON: Master Sergeant Scott Casey Bodamer, 55, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, June 15, 2012 at his sister’s home in Huntingdon. Memorial Services will be conducted on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Salem Methodist Church in Rutherford.
Mr. Bodamer was born June 22, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois to the late George Tharp and Elvera Ricci Tharp. He was an employee of the United States Postal Service in Las Vegas, Nevada with 18 years of service and a highly decorated Air Force veteran with 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell Tharp and Tim Tharp and a sister, Kim Tharp.
He is survived by: three brothers, Wayne Robert Bodamer, Douglas Edward Tharp, of Gibson, and Glenn Alan Tharp, of Lavinia; and two sisters, Cheryl Celeste Sikes, of Huntingdon, and Linda Kaye Cooper, of Atwood.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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ANGELA HARRIS JONES
1971-2012
TEXAS: Angela Harris Jones, 41, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18 at Freedom Life Church in Carrollton, Texas with Pastor Everette Pafford officiating. Burial followed at Gladewater Memorial Park in Gladewater, Texas.
Ms. Jones was born on October 4, 1971 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Jack Harris, Sr., and Charlotte Melton Harris. She was a member of Freedom Life Church in Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her birth mother, Charlotte Melton Harris, formerly of McKenzie, and also by grandparents Dwayne, Sr. and Oleta Melton, of McKenzie.
She is survived by: fiancé Hugh Frederick Anderson II and his two children; two daughters, Hayley Morgan McKinney and Lilian Margaret Jones; father and mother Robert Jack Harris, Sr. and Paula, of Athens; one sister, Kim Dumaine (Carlos) Banuelos, of Allen, Texas; two brothers, Robert Jack (Kim) Harris, Jr., of Crestview, Florida, and Jonathan Jim Harris, of Dallas; and grandfather, Myer I. Harris, Jr., of Dallas.

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MELVIN LEE MAY
1919-2012
BRUCETON: Melvin Lee May, 92, died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Rives. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 a.m. at Bruceton First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at a later date at Ebenezer Cemetery in Hustburg with military honors at gravesite.
Mr. May was born on October 9, 1919 in Denver, Tennessee to the late William Robert May and Matilda Lucille Waggoner May. He was a retired conductor of L&N Railroad, a 70-year member of the United Transportation Council, a 65-year member of Bruceton Masonic Lodge #731, a lifetime member of veterans of foreign wars and a 71-year member of Bruceton First United Methodist Church. Mr. May was also a longtime alderman of the town of Bruceton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Pearl Moore May, and a daughter, Jenny May.
He is survived by: one daughter, Judy (Bill) Wilder, of Rives; one sister, Margaret Virginia Byrd, of Waverly; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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OSCAR AUDRAIN (PETE) CLARK
1929-2012
MCKENZIE: Oscar Audrain (Pete) Clark, 83, of McKenzie, died Monday, June 11, 2012 at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Mount Comfort Cemetery with Bro. Danny Armstrong officiating services.
Mr. Clark was born April 4, 1929, in Yuma, to the late Oscar Lee Clark and Lilly Mae (Ellis) Clark. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and served the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was a retired employee of Halls Printing Company and was also a business owner in McKenzie. He was preceded in death by three sons, Jeffrey Clark, Kenneth Clark and baby boy Clark; a brother, Troy Clark; and two sisters, Lucille Wallace and a baby sister Clark.
He is survived by: his wife, Dorothy Clark, of McKenzie; a daughter, Deborah Trull, also of McKenzie; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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