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Obituaries 2011 Archive: December 3 - December 16


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FRANCES MOORE IPOCK FEATHERSTONE
MCKENZIE: Frances Moore Ipock Featherstone, 87, died December 6, 2011 at her home. Funeral services are Sunday, December 11, at 1 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with a private burial to follow.
Mrs. Featherstone worked at Dixie Dan Lumber Company, Gaines, McKenzie Boat Mfg. Company, and McKenzie Banking Company. She served her church as treasurer and in later years, enjoyed being a member of First Baptist Church in McKenzie. She also served on the board of Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Bill and Carrie Moore; her first husband, Enoch Ipock; and her second husband, Lloyd D. (Dud) Featherstone.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Moore; her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: son Bill Ipock (Starr) and his family: Captain William T. Ipock II (USN) (Lea) with children, AJ, Matt, Drew, and Cameron; Ginger Ipock Blake (Paul) with children, Duncan and Gillian; Tiffany Ipock Nolan (Rob) with daughters Parker and Elliot; Doug Phillips (Jennifer) and girls, Chloe, Starlyn and Kylie; daughter MJ Ipock Shubert and her family: Scott Shubert (Tammy) with children Ashley and Bailey; Bob Shubert (Kathy); nephew John Coward (Doris) and family: Scott Coward (Brandy) and children Josh, Victoria and Trevor; Sandy Coward and sons Zach and Daniel; nephew Larry Blackburn, who’s been “driving Miss Frances” for over three years.
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TIMOTHY LEE BRINKLEY
NEW CONCORD, KENTUCKY: Timothy Lee Brinkley, 54, died Sunday, December 4, 2011. Funeral services were Wednesday, December 7, at 1 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Ralph Gunther and Bro. Loyce Merle Fuller officiating. Burial followed in Hampton Cemetery.
Mr. Brinkley was born November 10, 1957 in Carroll County. He was a self-employed landscaper, member of the First Baptist Church in McKenzie, and a Navy Veteran having served on the USS Saratoga.
Survivors include: his parents, James and Ruth Brinkley of New Concord, Kentucky; three daughters, Michelle Brinkley of Nashville, Mary Helen Brinkley and Melissa Brinkley, both of Martin; one brother, James Lynn (Dianne) Brinkley of Jackson; and five grandchildren.

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JOHNNIE LEE WALKER
1942-2011
MEMPHIS: Johnnie Lee Walker, 69, formerly of Carroll County, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.Funeral services were Friday, December 9, at 12 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Dustin Walker officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery
Mr. Walker was born June 20, 1942 in Bruceton to the late Goldie Gray Walker and Ines Juanita (Kee) Walker. He was a machine operator for Coke Cola Bottling Company and a member of First Baptist Church of Bruceton. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Walker; and one brother, Gary Gray Walker.
Survivors include: one sister, Rebecha Ann (Dalton) McClain of Rogers, Arkansas; and two brothers, Joe B. (Lila Jeane) Walker of Millington and Kenneth (Joelene H.) Walker of McEwen.

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DEANER LOUISE JOHNSON
1956-2011
LEXINGTON: Deaner Louise Johnson, 55, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Lexington Manor. Funeral services were Friday, December 9, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. J. D. Williams officiating.
Mrs. Johnson was born January 15, 1956 in Clarksburg to the late Lee Willie Gooch and Nadine (Weathers) Gooch. She was a bus driver for the Developmental Center in Huntingdon and a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Willie Howard Gooch.
Survivors include: one daughter, Christie Gordon of Huntingdon; two sons, Ricky Butler of Milan and Nicholas Gordon of Huntingdon; three sisters, Curley Staten of Clarksburg, Lealaiegh Johnson and Mary Melton, both of Cedar Grove; four brothers, Joe Gooch of Centerville, Billy Don Gooch of Cedar Grove, Edward Gooch of Lexington and Tom Gooch of Wildersville; and seven grandchildren.

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BROOXIE RUTH STEPHENS
1924-2011
GLEASON: Brooxie Ruth Stephens, 86, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services are Wednesday, December 14, at 11 a.m. at Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. Jim Pinnell and Bro. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in Rushing Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Stephens, a retired cook, was born December 29, 1924 in Christmasville to the late Sam Barner and Bessie (Stubblefield) Barner. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Stephens.
Survivors include: three sons, Donald Stephens of McKenzie, Dale Stephens and Terry Stephens, both of Gleason; one brother, Sam Barner, Jr.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Williams Funeral Home of Gleason is in charge of arrangements.

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RUDY ALLEN LUNA
1973-2011
AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP, MI: Rudy Allen Luna, of Willis, MI, died Friday, December 2, 2011. Funeral services are Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Paris Community of Christ Church with Gary Collier officiating. Burial will follow at Walker Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Luna was born October 11, 1973 in Detroit, MI to the the late Rudolph Aul Luna and Debbie Lemonds, of Paris, TN. He was also preceded in death by his grandfather, Joel Lemonds and uncle, Michael Lemonds. He graduated from Lakeside Christian Academy in Paris and was a member of Paris Community of Christ Church. He worked as an electrician at L & W Engineering in Belville, MI.
Other than his mother, he is survived by : step-father, Daniel Sanders, of Henry, TN; fiancee, Nicole Chie, of Willis, MI; two daughters, Sydney Marie Luna and Sarah Grace Luna, both of Paris; three sons, Austin Hunter Luna of Pittsburg, KS, Jacob Allen Luna, of Paris and Landon Chie, of Willis, MI; a sister, Secret Danielle Sanders, of Nashville; grandmother Betty Lemonds, of Smyrna; grandparents Louie and Marie Luna of Michigan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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EDITH CAWTHON NOLAN
1922-2011
BRUCETON: Edith Cawthon Nolan, 89, died Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Life Care Center of Bruceton. Funeral services were Monday, December 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Gentle officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Nolan was born January 1, 1922 to the late Benjamin Cawthorn and Ida Holladay Cawthorn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Nolan. She was a member of the Bruceton Church of Christ.
She is survived by: a son, Phillip (Sherry) Nolan of Arlington, TN; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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ROLAND EDWARD HENNING
1947-2011
MCKENZIE: Roland Edward Henning, 64, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Joey Simmons officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock with military honors.
Mr. Henning was born May 1, 1947 in Detroit, MI to the late Forrest Edward  Henning and Marie Thomas Henning Wilson. He was a retired C.P.O. in the U.S. Navy, a member of the Hollow Rock United Methodist Church and a Vietnam veteran.
He is survived by: two daughters, Kelli (Reggie) Pierce and Amy Morris, both of Jackson; a brother, Dolan Lynn Wilson, of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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BOBBY JOE WADE
1938-2011
GLEASON: Bobby Joe Wade, 73, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at Jackson Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Terry Griffin officiating. Burial followed at Butler Cemetery.
Mr. Wade was born June 7, 1938 in Gleason to the late J.D. and Ethel Bynum. He was a retired factory worker and a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church.
Mr. Wade is survived by: his wife, Ruth Wade, of Gleason; a daughter, Talma Blackard, of Gleason; three sons, Michael Wade, Jason Wade and Mike (Julie) Roberts, all of Gleason ; and a brother, Jack Wade, of Hopkinsville, KY.

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SADIE SMITH
1927-2011
MCKENZIE: Sadie Smith, 84, died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care in McKenzie. Funeral services were Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born July 12, 1927 in McKenzie to the late I.J. Townes and Hattie King Townes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Smith; brothers James, U.L. and Robert Townes; and a sister, Elizabeth Townes.
She is survived by children Patty Townes and Paul Ray Bowden, both of Dallas, Texas; Linda Sue King, of Huntingdon; Martha Jean Townes, of Milan; Bobby Lewis Smith, of Memphis; James L. (Deloris) Townes, of Dallas; Brenda Faye Smith and Hattie Louise Smith, both of McKenzie; a brother, Russell Albert Townes, of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Judy Kay Townes; a sister-in-law, Marsha Townes; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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GERALD WARREN HAYWOOD
1938-2011
CEDAR GROVE: Gerald Warren Haywood, 73, died Friday, December 2, 2011 at Jackson Madison General Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, December 5, 2011 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Greg Stanford officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Haywood was born October 15, 1938, in Carroll County to the late Samuel E. and Mary Pauline Lawrence Haywood. Mr. Haywood was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Lucille Breeden Haywood. He was a self-employed farmer and businessman and a member of Huntingdon Elks Lodge.
Mr. Haywood is survived by: two sons, Michael (Lisa) Haywood of Lakeland, Tenn., and Steven (Kim) Haywood of Pleasant View, Tenn.; a sister, Sammie Gene Haywood of Cedar Grove; and four grandchildren.

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GAIL BIRDWELL BEIBEL
1944-2011
HUNTINGDON: Gail Birdwell Geibel, 67, died Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Cumberland in Nashville. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 6 at 12:30 p.m. at the Greenville Church of Christ with Bros. Kenneth Joiens and Johnny Kelton officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen cemetery. Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Geibel was born June 29, 1944, to the late Lloyd W. and Addie Pearl Massey Birdwell in Yuma. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Fredric Geibel. She was a retired speech therapist for Muhlenberg Board of Education.
She is survived by: a son, Jon Geibel of Greenville, KY; a sister, Sandra Bonds of Nashville; an aunt, Alice Clayton Williams of Huntingdon; a nephew and one niece.

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WAYNE AUTRY
1944-2011
HOLLOW ROCK: Wayne Autry, 67, died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Hollingsworth officiating. Burial followed at Davis Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Autry was born October 5, 1944 in Carroll County to the late Jesse Fred Autry and Barbara Anderson Autry. He attended the Gallilee General Baptist Church and was a retired employee of Norandal. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Autry.
He is survived by his wife Rosann Autry; a daughter, Lori Autry, of Lexington; two sons, Jeff Autry, of Huntingdon, and Jesse Autry of Hollow Rock; a brother, Paul (Martha) Autry, of Clarksburg; three sisters, Carol (Danny) Rhodes, of Clarksburg, Sylvia (Richard) Hodge of Huntingdon and Kim (Ronald) Hampton, of Clarksburg; and four grandchildren.

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JACKIE RAY HENDRIX
1947-2011
BUENA VISTA: Jackie Ray Hendrix, 64 died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services were  Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in McAuley Cemetery with Bro. Steve Davis officiating.
Mr. Hendrix was born October 22, 1947 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Charlie Ray Hendrix and Rhoda Mae (Birdwell) Hendrix. He was a retired United States Army Veteran who served in Vietnam. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Leon “Bob” Hendrix.
He is survived by one sister, Judy Hendrix Hooper (husband Ray) of Gray and two brothers, Charlie Ray Hendrix of Conway, Arkansas and Joe Douglas Hendrix of Buena Vista.

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MARGUERITE ELIZABETH SANDERS
1925-2011
HUNTINGDON: Marguerite Elizabeth Sanders, 86, died Thursday, December 01, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were  Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan with Bro. Bobby Sanders officiating.
Mrs. Sanders was born October 17, 1925 in Trimble, Tennessee to the late Clyde Hurt and Janet L. (Simmons) Hurt. She was a retired production worker for the Milan Arsenal and a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Paul H. Sanders, two step daughters, Martha Martinez of Arlington Heights, Illinois and Pam Cary (husband Donnie) of Huntingdon.

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OPAL MAYO COVINGTON CERNE
1915-2011
DRESDEN: Opal Mayo Covington Cerne, 95, died Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Hillview Community Living Center in Dresden.  Funeral services were Friday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden with Dr. Don McCulley officiating.  Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden. 
Pallbearers were Patrick Tarver, Corey Sawyers, Bradley Sawyers, Jerry Snider, Don Cleek, and Lyndell Dilday.  Honorary Pallbearers were Bill Anderson, Billy Owen, Jimmy B. Dilday, and Dannie Roberts. 
Mrs. Cerne was born December 12, 1915 in Dresden to the late Lee and Nell Dilday Covington. She was a homemaker and a former keypunch operator.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dresden. 
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cerne was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Cerne; a sister, Frances Mezzacasa; and a brother, Woodson "Woody" Covington.
Mrs. Cerne is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Kerry) Cooper of Dresden; a son, Eddy Cerne of Dresden; a sister, Agnes (Billy) Owen of Martin; two grandchildren, Brittney and Beth Dane; two step-grandchildren, Chad Cooper and Cassie Tarver; and five great-great-grandchildren.
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JAMES MICHAEL “MIKE” BOULDIN
1951-2011
FISHERS, INDIANA: James Michael “Mike” Bouldin, 59, died Thursday, December 1, 2011.  The family celebrated his life at their home on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  A memorial service is at Grace Baptist Church in McKenzie, on Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. 
Mr. Bouldin was born December 24, 1951 in McKenzie. He graduated from Vanderbilt University and worked for IU in renal research as a cardiovascular sonographer.  Mike was a lifelong athlete and an avid sports fan.  He was an active member with the Indiana Senior Softball Association and a member of National Championship winning teams.  Above all this, Mike’s greatest love was for his family and his beloved German Shepherds.
Mike is survived by his wife, Trisha Umphress Bouldin; daughter, Brooke Bouldin; son, Ryan Bouldin; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Levy Bouldin; parents, James Bouldin and Jean Britton Ervin; sisters, Barbara (Wayne) Banister, Teresa Wilson, and Brenda Franklin; brothers, Bobby Bouldin and Ray Bouldin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the IU School of Medicine, Renal Research Program, in care of IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266 and/or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.shirleybrothers.com.
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FRANCES MARIE MASSEY
1930-2011
BRUCETON: Frances Marie Massey, 81, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 15, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Arzel Douglas, Bro. Marshall Gurley and Bro. Clint Sanders officiating. Burial followed in Massey-Liles Cemetery.
Mrs. Massey was born August 29, 1930 in Henry County to the late Johnny C. Wright and Malinda M. (Grissom) Wright. She was a retired factory worker for the Henry I. Siegel Company and a member of Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Betty (James) Hicks of Huntingdon; one son, Dale (Jackie) Massey of Jackson; five sisters, Johnie (Ralph) Newhouse of Bruceton, Hazel (Dency) Marshall of Camden, Norma Milligan of Sumter, South Carolina, Lois (Jim) Severance and Rachel (Tom) Reed, both of Bruceton; one brother, Edward (Norma) Wright of Seattle, Washington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CHARLES “CHUCK” RUSSELL ERLER
1930-2011
MCKENZIE: Charles “Chuck” Russell Erler, 81, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Funeral services were Friday, November 25, at 1 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Erler was born June 26, 1930 to the late Russell and Florence Erler. He worked for United States Steel in Gary, Indiana and was a member of First Baptist Church, McKenzie. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Erler, and one son, James R. Erler.
Survivors include: one son, Lester E. Erler of McKenzie.

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ELSIE S. WEST
1920-2011
TREZEVANT: Elsie S. West, 91, died, Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Bells Nursing & Rehab Center in Bells. Funeral services were Tuesday, November 29, at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Trezevant with burial in Trezevant Cemetery.
Mrs. West was born January 2, 1920 in Ft. Worth, Texas, to the late Joseph and Ethel Splawn. She was a financial secretary at First Baptist Church, where she was also a member. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Carroll Benton Baptist Association WMU. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Dillard West
Survivors include: three daughters, Glenda (Leon) Linton of Germantown, Ouida (William) Greer of Franklin, and Margaretha (Kenneth) Eudy of Gadsden; one sister, Hazel Stevenson of Garland, Texas; one brother, Horace Splawn of Galveston, Texas; six grandchildren, Diane (Tim) Tucker, Scott (Molly) Wood, Amanda (Dan) Bureau, Aaron Eudy, Andrew Eudy and Kathryn Eudy; and three great-grandchildren, William Tucker, Matthew Tucker and Jack Tucker.
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BILLIE JOE LOCKHART
1945-2011
HUNTINGDON: Billie Joe Lockhart, 66, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Mr. Lockhart was born February 19, 1945 in Huntingdon to the late Marion Lockhart and Elilar (Bush) Lockhart. He was a retired machine operator for Norandal U.S.A., attended First Baptist Church in Huntingdon and had served in the Army National Guard.
Survivors include: his wife of 44 years, Faye Lockhart; one daughter Amy Jo Lockhart of Norfolk, Virginia; one son, Casey Lockhart of Portland; and one brother, Bobby Lockhart of Lexington.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Soceity in memory of Billie.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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SUE NEWSOME
1927-2011
MCLEMORESVILLE: Sue Newsome, 84, died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Cox officiating. Burial followed in Hampton Cemetery.
Mrs. Newsome was born October 21, 1927 in Carroll County to the late Dempsey Chandler and Lalia (Hall) Chandler. She was a retired customer service representative for Gaines Manufacturing Company, a member of the First Baptist Church in McLemorseville, had served on the City Board of McLemoresville and McLemoresville City Community Service Group. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Newsome; infant son, Michael Newsome; and one daughter, Janet Hammett.
Survivors include: two sons, Tim (Jean) Newsome of Huntingdon, Kevin (Shannon) Newsome of McLemoresville; one sister, Edith (Pastor T.L.) Webb of Milan; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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EDWARD L. “COTTON” LOWE
1938–2011
HUNTINGDON: Edward L. “Cotton” Lowe, 73, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Monday, November 28, at 11 a.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Allison and Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.
Mr. Lowe was born March 24, 1938 in Carroll County to the late Nathan A. Lowe and Amy Thelma (Craig) Lowe. Before retiring he had worked for Hampton Service Station, Henry I. Siegel Company and the C S X Railroad and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Lowe (who died in 1997); two brothers, Charles Lowe and Kenneth Lowe.
Survivors include: his wife of 49 years, Linda (Larkins) Lowe; and one brother, Donald (Kathy) Lowe of Wildersville,
In lieu of flowers the family would like to request donations be made to Huntingdon First Baptist Church, 108 Church Street, Huntingdon, TN 38344.

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SADIE SMITH
MCKENZIE: Sadie Smith, 84, died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at McKenzie Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete. Call Trinity Fuineral Home 731-644-2251 for arrangements.

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L.T. BAKER
1927-2011
SPRINGVILLE: L.T. Baker, 84, died Friday, November 25, 2011 at Plumley Rehab Center in Paris. Funeral services were Monday, November 28, at 3 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with James Groves officiating. Burial followed in Bevil Cemetery in Paris.
Mr. Baker was born March 31, 1927 in Dresden to the late R.L. Baker and Ora Lee Green Baker. He was the retired owner/operator of various restaurant/bars and also ran the Indian Village Flea Market in Henry for a short time. He was a member of Springville Baptist Church, World War II veteran, former member of Amvets, VFW and the American Legion.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Marie Johnson Baker; one daughter, Alice Valentine; four brothers, Howard, Russell, Tommy and Virgil Baker; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include: three daughters, Doris Reid of McKenzie, Gloria Kirkland of Springville and Phyllis Koebel (Jimmy Quillin) of Big Sandy; one son, Harry (Paula) Baker of Springville; four sisters, Hazel (J.C.) Usery and Frances (Hollis) Diviney, both of Troy, Margaret (Sonny) Crowell of Rives, and Daisy Ervin of Union City; one brother, George (Pat) Baker of Jackson; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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KIMBERLY RENEE FLIPPIN
1965-2011
MURFREESBORO: Kimberly Renee Flippin, 46, formerly of McKenzie, died Friday, November 25, 2011 in McKenzie. Funeral services were Monday, November 28, at 12 noon at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Ms. Flippin was born October 29, 1965 in Huntingdon. She was a former medical records clerk. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Flippin.
Survivors include: her mother, Velta Higdon Flippin; two daughters, Rema Salameh and Mignon Salameh; one sister, Regina (Anthony) Haywood; one brother, Jason Flippin; and a nephew, Casey Haywood.
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KATHRYN LOUISE STEWART
1944-2011
MCKENZIE: Kathryn Louise Stewart, 67, died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Henry County Medical Center. Memorial services were Saturday, November 26, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church on Highway 105 in Trezevant with Bishop Chris Pipkin officiating. The family has chosen cremation.
Mrs. Stewart was born October 20, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late James A. Ziegelhoffer, Sr. and Harriette Huntley Ziegelhoffer. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Edward “Eddie” Stewart of McKenzie; one daughter, Dawn Vasquez of Dallas, Texas; one son, Dana Allen of Castleberry, Florida; one sister, Sally Amato of Grenloch, New Jersey; one brother, James Ziegelhoffer, Jr. of Media, Pennsylvania; a half-brother, Martin G. Miller of Woodruff, South Carolina; and three grandchildren.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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LOYD KENNETH SMITH
MCKENZIE: Loyd Kenneth Smith, 74, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, November 19, at 1 p.m. at Plunk Funeral Home in Camden with burial in J.Warren Cemetery in New Johnsonville.
Mr. Smith was born to the late James C. Smith and Evie Bradford Smith. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Smith; one brother, John Andrew Smith; one son, Loyd Kenneth Smith, Jr.; and one stepson, Kenneth Clements.
Survivors include: his wife, Frances Bryant Smith of McKenzie; one son, James Andrew Smith of Waverly; one stepson, Stephen (Melanie) Clements of Como; one stepdaughter, Brenda (Anthony) Hall of Camden, South Carolina; two brothers, James Ray (Barbara) Smith of Waverly and Paul Smith of New Johnsonville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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BOBBY HIGDON
1915-2011
BRUCETON: Bobby Higdon, 96, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services were Friday, November 25, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Noel Edwards officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mr. Higdon was born January 2, 1915 in Benton County to the late James Levi Higdon and Alzada Mitchell Higdon. He was a retired inspector for Milan Arsenal and member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice King Higdon; one son, Rodney Edward Higdon; and one brother, Parker Higdon.
Survivors include: a niece and nephew and several cousins.

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JIMMY ELLIS CLAYTON
1946-2011
PURYEAR: Jimmy Ellis Clayton, 64, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Arbor Place of Puryear. Services will be held at a later date. The family chose cremation.
Mr. Clayton was born December 23, 1946 in Paris to the late Ellis Clayton and Jessie Boyd Clayton. He retired after 33 years as a heavy equipment operator and mixer for Spinks Clay Company.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Clayton.
Survivors include: one son, Nathan (Melissa) Clayton of Henry; one daughter, Amy Flynn of Puryear; two brothers, Robbie Clayton and Kenneth Clayton, both of Puryear; and nine grandchildren.

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DWAYNE MELTON
1924-2011
MCKENZIE: Dwayne Melton, 87, died Sunday, November 27, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services are Thursday, December 1, at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Melton was born May 24, 1924 in Yuma to the late Roy and Cluster Hudson Ellis. He was a heavy equipment operator, a charter member of Grace Baptist Church, a WWII veteran receiving three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart and was also a POW twice.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta Myracle Melton; one son, Dwayne “Bubba” Melton, Jr.; one daughter, Charlotte Harris; and one sister, Geraldine Bouldin.
Survivors include: one daughter, Derinda Melton Wade of McKenzie; four grandchildren, Cindi Wade and Amanda (Bobby) Wallace, both of McKenzie, Angie Jones of Dallas, Texas and Caitlynn Melton of Bradford; and eight great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Kristofer and Kari Sydnor, Kelsey Mason and Presley Wallace, Hayley McKinnie and Lili Jones.
Visitation is Wednesday at Brummitt Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m.
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