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Obituaries 2012 Archive: July 29 - August 11


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TIMOTHY P. BIRMINGHAM
1963-2012
MCKENZIE: Timothy P. Birmingham, 49, died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Funeral services were Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral Home.
Mr. Birmingham was born February 15, 1963, in McKenzie to Ted and Martha Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his mother. He was self-employed.
He is survived by: his wife, Jan Anderson Birmingham, of McKenzie; two sons, Tony Birmingham, of Paris, and Randy (Angela) Birmingham, of McKenzie; one brother, Bobby (Patty) Birmingham, of McKenzie; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be sent to the Kirkland Cancer Center, Jackson, Tenn.

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CAROLYN E. CRUTCHFIELD
1938-2012
MCKENZIE: Carolyn E. Crutchfield Blaylock, 74, of Nashville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Graveside services were at Everett’s Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Blaylock; a daughter, Debra C. Blaylock; and a grandson, Michael Hannah.
She is survived by: one son, Joe B. (Carolyn Irene) Blaylock; one granddaughter; one grandson; one step-grandson; one step-granddaughter; and eight great-grandchildren.
Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home of Joelton were in charge of arrangements.

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KEITH PRUITT
1958-2012
MCKENZIE: Keith Pruitt, 54, of McKenzie, died, Saturday, July 14. Memorial services are Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, located off Highway 22 between McKenzie and Huntingdon.

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LONNIE BELL
1938-2012
TREZEVANT: Lonnie Bell, 73, died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Funeral services were Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed at St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mr. Bell was born September 25, 1938 in McLemoresville to the late Rubin and Zelma Bell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Addie Wingo Bell.
He is survived by: three sons, Billy Wingo, of Covington, Zachary (Shanna) Bell, of Milan, and Christopher (Valerie) Bell, of Trezevant; three sisters, Ruby Harris, of Trezevant, Bonnie Anderson, of Nashville, and Charlotte Hurt, of Nashville; one brother, Russell Bell; one grandchild; one great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

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THOMAS S. PARKER
1925-2012
GLEASON: Thomas S. Parker, 87, of Gleason, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Van Ayer Manor. Funeral services were Monday, August 6 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed at Alamo Cemetery in Sidonia.
Mr. Parker was born July 19, 1925 in Martin to the late John Robert and Mollie (Crockett) Parker. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in Normandy on D-Day. He was also a retired factory worker.
He is survived by: three daughters, Holly (Parker) Stratton, of North Little Rock, AR, Tammy Monnot, of Pensacola, FL, and Julie Al’Halah, of Arizona; two sons, Brett Parker, of Martin, and Kyle Parker, of Union City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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DANNY BELL
1953-2012
MILAN: Danny Bell, 58, of Humboldt, died Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Humboldt General Hospital. Funeral services were at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan on Monday, August 6 with Rev. Steve Martin officiating. Burial followed at Gibson County Memory Gardens in Humboldt.
Mr. Bell was born November 5, 1953 to Otis Lee Bell and Jo Nita Clowney in Milan. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Milan and a retired employee of Emerson Electric Company.
He is survived by: his father and mother, Otis Lee Bell and Jo Nita Bell, of Atwood; wife Debra Bell, of Humboldt; five sons, Stephen Daniel Bell, of Humboldt, Howard Petty Jr., of Medina, James Petty, Timothy Petty, and Kenneth Petty, all of Kenton; three brothers, Tommy Bell, of Atwood, Jimmy Bell, of Milan, and Darrell Bell, of Atwood; one sister, Nancy Bragg, of Milan; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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DANIEL THOMAS O’NEAL QUINN
1992-2012
HOLLOW ROCK: Daniel Thomas O’Neal Quinn, 20, died at his home in Hollow Rock. Funeral Services were Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Arthur Lodge officiating. Burial followed at Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mr. Quinn was born on July 27, 1992 to Mrs. LeAnn Nevil Quinn in Jackson. He was loved and adored by his family.
He is survived by his mother and father, LeAnn and Danny Brinkley, of Hollow Rock; one sister, Denise (Tim) Arnold, of McKenzie; grandmother Jo Ann Nevil, of Atwood; and very special aunt and uncle, Vonnelle and Bud Cequin, of Huntingdon.

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MARJORIE SUE PICKETT
1934-2012
HOLLOW ROCK: Marjorie Sue Pickett, 77, of Salem, Missouri, died Saturday, August 4, 2012. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel in Salem, MO. A graveside service will be Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Bayer officiating with arrangements by Bruceton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pickett was born October 10, 1934 to the late Graden and Ada Mae (Hill) Ashby in Hollow Rock. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salem. She was serving treasurer of the Riverways Pregnancy Center and was a member of the Montauk Homemakers Club.
She is survived by: two daughters, Shirley (Mikel) Manthey, of Licking, MO, and Pamela Stringer, of Fair Play, MO; a son, Kenneth (Karen) W. Pickett, of Warrenton, MO; nine grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

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LARRY EDWARD ROOKER
1953-2012
ATWOOD: Larry Edward Rooker, 58, of Atwood, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Rooker was born on October 17, 1953 to the late James A. Rooker and Artelia Salmons Rooker. He was a self-employed painter and was preceded in death by a nephew, Edward Rooker.
He is survived by: a brother, James C. (Jane) Rooker; and a nephew, Larry W. (Brandy) Rooker, both of Atwood.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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STEVEN M. PACK
1949-2012
HENRY: Steven M. Pack, 63, of Henry, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were Friday, August 3, 2012 at the LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home. Burial followed at Palestine Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Pack was born April 21, 1949 to the late Ernest W. Pack and Beulah Gilliam Pack. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tony Pack. He was a member of Henry Church of Christ and a hardwood lumber inspector for Replogle in Henry for 40 years.
He is survived by: wife, Grace Ann Priddy Pack, of Henry; one son, Stephen Daniel Pack, of Henry; two step-daughters, Patricia (Robert) Bullion, and Lisa (Michael) Choate, both of Henry; two step-sons, Jeff (Robin) Thompson, of McKenzie, and Darrell Thompson, of Henry; four sisters, Pam (Glenn) Hodges, Lucy (Don) Morgan, Carol Blackburn, all of McMinnville, and Helen (Phillip) Fulhart, of Muncie, IN; two brothers, James (Mildred) Pack, of Marion, IL, and Jeff Pack, of Illinois; two grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

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MCSWAIN L. “MAC” JACKSON
1935-2012
SPRINGVILLE: McSwain L. “Mac” Jackson, 77, of Springville, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are at McEvoy Funeral Home on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Bobby Sanders and Bro. Darrell Pollack officiating. Visitation begins at 1:00 p.m. Burial is to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Jackson was born January 15, 1935 in Henry County to the late McSwain L. Jackson Sr. and Geneva Mobley Jackson. He was a member of Springville Baptist Church and worked for Keebler for 20 years and Jim Adams for over 17 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Smith Jackson; a son, David M. Jackson; and a son-in-law, Keith Allen Doede.
He is survived by: his wife, JoAnn Hendley Jackson, of Springville; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Doede, of McKenzie; daughter-in-law, Susie Jackson, of Buchanan; one son, Barry (Ginny) Jackson, of Dickson; one brother, Thomas (Connie) Jackson, of Jupiter, FL; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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AGNES I. TOWNES
1915-2012
MCKENZIE–Agnes I. Townes, 96 of McKenzie died Monday, July 23 at McKenzie Health Care Center. Funeral services were Thursday, July 26 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mrs. Townes, a homemaker, was born on October 10, 1915, in Paris, Tenn. to Edgar Richard and Mallie E Brewer Moore. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Jamie E. Townes; and her sister, Louise Swearingen.
She is survived by four daughters: Shirley (Smitty) Carter of McKenzie, Bettye (Billy) Black of Greenfield, Gail (Donald) Higdon of McKenzie and Linda Townes of McKenzie; four sons, Larry Townes of Greenfield, Terry (Brenda) Townes of Trezevant, Gary (Sherry) Townes of McKenzie and Billy Townes of McKenzie; one sister, Thelma Sexton and one brother, Frank R. Moore of McKenzie; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Brummitt - McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CARLOS RAY WILLIAMS
1931-2012
Mr. Carlos Ray Williams 81, of Huntingdon, Tennessee died Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.
Graveside services were conducted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Williams was born April 27, 1931 in Bemis, Tennessee to the late Granville Dorsey Williams and Minnie Lou (Wilkes) Williams. He was a retired mechanist for the Victor Gasket Company and a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was also preceded in death by a brother; Johnny Robert Williams.
He is survived by one sister; Dorothy Wilson of Huntingdon, two half sisters; Kathy Ann Ford and Evelyn A. Cooper both of Dyersburg. He also leaves friends Rodney and Deborah Tucker of Huntingdon.

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CHARLES HARLAN MCDANIEL
1936-2012
Mr. Charles Harlan McDaniel, 76, of McKenzie, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at his home.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Entombment followed in the Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
Mr. McDaniel was born May 14, 1936 to the late Mannie Fred McDaniel and Ivy Myrtle (Carroll) McDaniel, in Henry County, Tennessee. He was a retired factory worker for Plochman Mustard Company and a member of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Henry County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey McDaniel, four brothers, James Jake McDaniel, Eddie Lee McDaniel, Carol Foster McDaniel, Robert Elihu McDaniel, two sisters, Annie Frances McDaniel and Mary Lou Sills Brummitt. He is survived by one step daughter, Jewel Boniakowski of Illinois, one step son, Charles Nicholson of McKenzie, three sisters, Ivy Nell Quinn of Greenfield, Sarah Mae Wallace of Clarksville, Betty Sue Burcham of Kentucky, and one brother, Willie Joe McDaniel of McKenzie. He leaves four grandchildren, Rick, Ron, Scott, Mark, four great-grandchildren Tesla, Angela, Kasandra and Elijah.

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CHARLES JERE COOPER
1936-2012
MCKENZIE: Charles Jere Cooper, 75, of McKenzie died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial is at New Prospect Cemetery.
He was born August 25, 1936 to Hulon William and Mary Lee Ann Smith Cooper, both deceased.
Mr. Cooper was a retired employee of Milan Army Ammunition Plant and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
He was married to Norma Jo Sullivan on December 24, 1955 at Tupelo, Mississipi. He is also survived by two daughters, Patricia (Hal) Crocker of Conway, Arkansas and Debbie Pence of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Michelle (Charles) Crocker VanLoon of Memphis, Nick (Colleen Casta) Crocker of Collierville, Andy (Jessica Horton) Pence of McKenzie and Amanda Pence Wright of McKenzie; eight grandchildren, Hunter and Micah VanLoon of Memphis, Tenn; Chelsea, Jack and Mady of McKenzie; Arianna Casta of Collierville; Cody VanLoon of Memphis and Ashley (Paul) VanLoon Billingsley; two sisters, Wanda (Jack) Cooper of Greenfield and Doris (Jerry-deceased) Mitchell of McKenzie.
He had many relatives and friends that will miss and remember him with many happy memories.

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DONNA GAIL GILLEY ADAMS
1958-2012
Donna Gail Gilley Adams, 53, died Sunday, July 22. Funeral services were Thursday, July 26 at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was at Centerville Cemetery in Milan.
Mrs. Adams was a homemaker. She was born on July 30, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Billy Berlin and Margie L. Gilley.
She was a member of Trezevant Baptist Church.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Steven Adams of Trezevant, Tennessee; a son, Nicholas Crocker of Atwood, Tennessee, a daughter, Stephenie (Chase) Whitaker of Bolivar, Tennessee. She is also survived by her brother, Stephen (Kim) Gilley of Milan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Jack Gilley and sister, Anita C. Surratt.

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DUANE PERRITT
1954-2012
MCKENZIE-Duane Perritt, 58, of McKenzie died Tuesday, July 24. Funeral services were Friday, July 27 at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in McKenzie. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Perritt was a former retail manager of Rural King store in McKenzie and a former dentist. He was born on May 26, 1954 to Walter Ernest and Bonnie Jean Perritt. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Perritt is survived by his wife, June Jackson Perritt of McKenzie; two daughters, Carol (Drew) Landerman of Nashville and Lauren Perritt of McKenzie; one son, Stephen Perritt of McKenzie and his mother, Bonnie Jean Perritt of McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers that family has asked that memorials be made to the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building Fund, McKenzie, Tennessee.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JAMES ALBERT WALLACE
1932 – 2012
Memorial services for James Albert Wallace, 80, were held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Oaks officiating.
Born on April 2, 1932 in Henry County, Mr. Wallace was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Henry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Elizabeth Wallace, a brother, Charles Ray Wallace, and a sister, Loren Barlow.
Survivors include sister; Nola Ezell of Hollow Rock. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JAMES ELMER BRYANT
1925-2012
Services for James Elmer Bryant, 87, will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:30 am at the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt- McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Trezevant Cemetery, Trezevant, Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 11:00 am until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Bryant, a geophysicist for Shell Oil, died Monday, July 30, 2012.
He was born on May 10, 1925, in Trezevant, TN to Robert Virgil and Mary Thelma (Palmer) Bryant. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of fifty-eight years, Chesta Bell “CB” Bryant.
Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Geraldine Campbell of McKenzie; one daughter, Jan Bryant-Smith and her husband Daniel of Denver, CO; one son, Steve Bryant of Burkburnett, TX; three step-children, Beverly(Pat) McNeil, Letha (Eddie) Basford and Keith(Betsy) Campbell all of McKenzie.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, McKenzie, Tennessee.

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MELVIN HEATH
1933-2012
MCKENZIE: Melvin Heath, 79, of McKenzie, died Saturday, July 22, 2012 at Henry County Medical Center in Paris. Funeral services will be at Long Heights Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. with Kenny Carr officiating. Visitation will be at Long Heights Baptist Church on Wednesday, from 12:00 p.m. until services.
Mr. Heath was born on February 9, 1933 in Munford to the late Doc Walker Heath and Elva Beatrice Holliman Heath. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. When he lived in Memphis he was a member of the Lions Club, Big Brothers, Shriners, Sheriff’s Association and served as an auxillary probation officer.
He is survived by: wife of 61 years, Betty Hill Heath, of Memphis; two daughters, Patsy Bailey, of Memphis, and Marilyn Coulter, of Hernando, Mississippi; three sons, Glen (Jill) Heath, of Memphis, Ricky Heath, and Mark (Monica) Heath, both of McKenzie; two brothers; two sisters; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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