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Obituaries 2012 Archive: January 1 - January 14


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MARY FRANCES ADEN VAN LIEROP
1918-2011
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Mary Frances Aden Van Lierop, 93, died Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle of complications from pneumonia. A celebration of her life is at Tibbetts United Methodist Church in Seattle on January 15, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Lierop was born October 19, 1918 to the late Sally Bell and Clint Aden in Christmasville. She attended McKenzie Elementary School, McKenzie High School graduating Valedictorian in 1936. She went on to earn a BA in Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Bethel University in 1940. Mary Frances taught elementary school for five years teaching at McKenzie Elementary School. She met her future husband, the Rev. John H. Van Lierop, when he was a student pastor at the McKenzie Presbyterian Church. They married at the McKenzie First Methodist Church on September 8, 1944. The Van Lierops served seven churches for a period of 42 years.
They retired in Seattle, Washington in 1986. Mary Frances was an accomplished pianist and would share her talents in church and would do duets with her son, a professional piano teacher in West Seattle. She also was a natural-born speaker and would speak at various church functions.
In addition she had a flair for writing and would compose monthly devotionals entitled “Musings from the Manse” in the various churches her husband served. In the years since leaving McKenzie, Mary Frances never lost her southern charm and accent. She was a 12-year ovarian cancer survivor and credited her remission to her strong faith in God and her unfailing family support.
Survivors include: her husband of 67 years, the Rev. John H. Van Lierop, Sr.; her two loving and devoted children, Mary Aden Van Lierop and John H. Van Lierop, Jr.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to either Tibbetts United Methodist Church’s “Memorial Fund”, 3940 41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, or to “Conversations”, a newsletter for women fighting ovarian cancer, P.O. Box 7948, Amarillo, TX 79114-7948.
To sign the only guestbook or to view a picture gallery of Mrs. Van Lierop, go to www.forestlawnseattle.com.
Paid obit

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CHARLES CODIE ADAMS
1934-2012
MCKENZIE: Charles Codie Adams, 77, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie First Baptist Church with Bro. Dennis Trull officiating. The eulogy was given by Mr. Adams’ sons, Jay C. Adams and Dr. C. Michael Adams. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Adams was born December 14, 1934 in Dresden to the late Alton Bryant and Elizabeth Cunningham Adams. His career included: real estate broker and auctioneer; insurance agent; owner of Magnolia Manor Retirement Home in McKenzie; school teacher and principal.
He was a member of McKenzie First Baptist Church, a member of the McKenzie Industrial Board, and a member of the Board of Directors of the McKenzie Bank of Gleason.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary Grace and Caywood Martin of McKenzie.
Pallbearers were C.J. Adams, Carter Adams, Cole Adams, Austin Adams, Bryan Craddock, and Brandy “Shea” Locke. Honorary pallbearers were John David Barker, Bill Moore, Al Spivey, Oscar Owen, David Webb, Ken Mitchum, Tommy Putman, and Bailey Moore Wrinkle.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Ann Martin Adams of McKenzie; four sons, Dr. Michael Adams of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Kevin (Kim) Adams of Murray, Kentucky, Jay Codie (Holly) Adams of Edmund, Oklahoma, and Clay A. Adams of McKenzie; a sister, Betty Chesser of McKenzie; a brother, Ralph (Bobbie) Adams of Union City; 11 grandchildren, C.J. Adams, Carter Adams, and Cole Adams, all of Birmingham, Alabama, Austin Adams and Madison Adams of Murray, Kentucky, and Ella Rose Adams, Aden Adams, Eva Grace Adams, Elizabeth Ann Adams, Aaron Adams, and Everley Fay Adams, all of Edmond, Oklahoma; and nieces, Connie (Lee) Fry, Jan (Craig) Muller, Hope Lisle, and Suzanne Tagg.
McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit

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ETHEL LOU HORTON
1922-2012
GLEASON: Ethel Lou Horton, 89, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at McKenzie Health Care in McKenzie. She had been a resident at McKenzie Health Care since 2004. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 10, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield with Rev. Gene Price, pastor of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed in Morris Cemetery in Greenfield.
Mrs. Horton, fondly known by family and friends as “Sue”, was born December 4, 1922 in Rutherford to the late Ed and Lula Tharp of Greenfield. She was a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church of Gleason. Ethel and Clyde Horton lived in Lansing, Michigan where they raised their family until their retirement to Greenfield in 1978. Ethel worked at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for nearly 25 years as a cafeteria clerk.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jewel Marcus, who was killed in World War II; her husband of 48 years, William Clyde Horton, who died in 1994; one son, William Eddie Horton of Gleason, who died in July 2010 as the result of a hunting accident; one granddaughter, Andrea Lynch Lohr of Broadway, Virginia, who died from breast cancer in July 2011; two sisters, Margaret Morrisett and Nell Stepp; and one brother, Buddy Tharp.
Survivors include: her daughter, Carolyn (Larry) Lynch of Broadway, Virginia; her daughter-in-law, Regenia Horton of Gleason; three brothers, Will Edd Tharp of Milan, Carlon Tharp and Jerry Tharp, both of Lansing, Michigan; five grandchildren, Jacky Horton of Martin, Mickey Horton of Gleason, Trevor Horton of Evansville, Indiana, Erika Lynch of Plainfield, Vermont, and Joshua Lynch of Thermopolis, Wyoming.
Paid obit

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ELIZABETH MARIE “NANNY” BUMPUS MULLINS
ATWOOD: Elizabeth Marie “Nanny” Bumpus Mullins, 82, died Friday, January 6, 2012 at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were Monday, January 9, at Bodkin Funeral Home with burial in Pisgah Cemetery in Atwood.
Mrs. Mullins was a member of the Atwood Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.A. and Jettie Bumpus; and one brother, Marvin Bumpus.
Survivors include: two daughters, Rita Mullina and Mary “Lissie” Robinson; one son, Jimmy Mullins; one sister, Mary Ann Johnson; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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MARJORY “SIS” DERRINGTON SWAYNE THOMPSON
1928-2012
SMYRNA: Marjory “Sis” Derrington Swayne Thompson, 83, formerly of Paris, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Madison Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Monday, January 9, at 11 a.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stevens officiating. Burial followed in Sulphur Wells Church of Christ Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson was born July 28, 1928 in Sullivans Island, South Carolina to the late John Clydus Derrington and Lizzie Stammel Derrington. She worked at Kellwood in Dresden for several years, retired from Walgreens Drug Store after 23 years of service, and was a member of Church of Christ.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, homer T. “H.T.” Swayne, Jr.; her second husband, Donald Thompson; one son, Tommy Swayne; and three brothers, J.P., Horace and Robert Derrington.
Survivors include: one daughter, Karen Flowers of Huntingdon; one sister, Betty Kimbro of Nashville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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WINNIE ALICE SMITH
1917-2012
ARLINGTON: Winnie Alice Smith, 94, formerly of Huntingdon, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her home. Funeral services are Saturday, January 14, at 11 a.m. at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with burial in Hebron Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was born December 29, 1917 in Haywood County to the late Eddie Rogers and Ether Byars Rogers. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty five years, Mitchell Smith; four brothers, Will Julius Rogers, Buford Byars Rogers, James Howard Rogers, and Melvin Rogers; and two sisters, Mamie Louise Hutcherson and Margaret Stone.
Survivors include: three daughters, Lavonda Jean Qualls of Memphis, Nancy Merle George of Arlington, and Nina Ruth Cooper of Bruceton; two sons Marvin Wayne Smith and Mitchell Earl Smith, both of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Willie Ruth Parham of Dyersburg; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

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HERBERT HOOVER PARKER
1932-2012
HUNTINGDON: Herbert Hoover Parker, 79, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Thursday, January 5, at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with Rev. Ivey Jamison officiating. Burial followed in Humbles Cemetery.
Mr. Parker was born October 9, 1932 in Carroll County to the late David Parker and Thelma Franklin Murphy. He retired from the Milan Arsenal after 30 years; he was a fantastic checker player and loved to barbecue. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue (Johnson) Parker; one son, Willie Julius Parker; one sister, Helen Teer; and three brothers, Denver Parker, Joseph Parker and Larry Parker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Ada (Alvin) McClerkin of Huntingdon; four sons, Gary (Pamela) Parker, Archie (Kim) Parker, and Tracy (Janet) Parker, all of Huntingdon, and Pete (Cynthia) Webb of South Fulton; one sister, Eula Mae Belk; and five brothers, Howard (Betty) Parker, Dennis Parker, Dorsey Parker, Jay L. (Linda) Parker and Linsely Parker; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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DANIEL “DANNY” MAURICE DEVAULT
1943-2012
BRUCETON: Daniel “Danny” Maurice Devault, 68, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, January 8, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton First Baptist Church with Bro. James Daniel and Bro. Sonny Robinson officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery near Yuma.
Mr. Devault was born October 26, 1943 in Hollow Rock to the late Wade Maurice Devault and Virginia Lee Williams Devault. He was an engineer for TVA and member of Bruceton First Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Sherman Devault and Mark Devault.
Survivors include: his wife, Sandra McLeod Devault of Bruceton; two sons, Darrin (Cheri) Devault of Townsend, Tennessee and Michael (Rebeccah) Devault of Marietta, Georgia, and one grandson.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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VERDELL CARTER
1924-2012
HUNTINGDON: Verdell Carter, 88, died Tuesday, January 3, at Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were Saturday, January 7, at 11 a.m. at Carter’s Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Carter was born January 2, 1924 in Carroll County to the late Murray Jarrett and Laura Aldridge Jarrett. She was a member of the Carter’s Chapel Church and a retired employee of Henry I. Siegel. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Carter; a daughter, Frances A. Carter; a son, James H. Carter’ and nine siblings, Odell Jarrett, Jimmy Jarrett, L. B. Jarrett, Carlie Jarrett, Willie Jarrett, Birdie Jarrett, Bell Jarrett, Clyde Jarrett and Charlie Jarrett.
Survivors include: two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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REBA HALL HEDGE
1928-2012
BRUCETON: Reba Hall Hedge, 83, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Life Care Nursing Home in Bruceton. Funeral services were Saturday, January 7, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Leonard Greer and Bro. Mike Melton officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Hedge was born May 13, 1928 in Benton County to the late Robert Hall and Ila Markham Hall. She was a seamstress for HIS, member of Sandy Point Baptist Church, and a 50 year member of Bruceton Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hedge.
Survivors include: one daughter, Theresa Furr of Bruceton; one sister, Mary Simmons of Camden; three brothers, Stanley Hall and Bill Hall, both of Illinois, and Fred Hall of Michigan; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

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JAMES PERKINS
1927-2012
PARIS: James Perkins, 84, died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his home. Funeral services are Thursday, January 12, at 2 p.m. at McEvoy Funeral Home with Wayne Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Perkins was born September 21, 1927 in Dresden to the late John Wesley Perkins and Nora Peery Perkins. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a World War II veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Crocker; and two brothers, Wesley Perkins and Calvin Perkins.
Survivors include: his wife, Melba French Perkins of Paris; one daughter, Janice Martin of Paris; two sons, Richard (Janis) Perkins of Sycamore, Illinois and Steven (Betty) Perkins of Rockford, Illinois; two sisters, Lucille Prince of Sharon and Virginia (Billy) Verdell of Gleason; one brother, Wayne (Linda) Perkins of Greenfield; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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CHARLES E. “CHUCK” SLAUGHTER
1933-2011
TROY: Charles E. "Chuck" Slaughter, 78, formerly of McKenzie, died suddenly Friday night, December 30, 2011 at his home. There will be no services. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Mr. Slaughter was born November 6, 1933 in Lathem to the late Orville Slaughter and Odell (Bailey) Teague. He married the former Barbara Reynolds on April 3, 1952. She survives. He was a musician and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Desiree Rerick.
He is also survived by two sons, Kenneth Slaughter of Troy and Mike Slaughter of West Palm Beach, Florida; his sister, Linda Anderson of Flint, Michigan; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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LUCILLE CURSEY
1942-2011
HUNTINGDON: Lucille Cursey, 69, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, January 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Cooper, Rev. David Hester and Rev. Dossie Wheatley officiating. Burial followed in Double Springs Cemetery in Gibson.
Ms. Cursey was born December 1, 1942 in Paducah, Kentucky to the late Sam and Linda Phillips Hester. She was a member of the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher for the Huntingdon Special School District and a retired organist for the church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Cursey; and a brother, Charles Hester.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sherri (Kevin) Greene of Jackson; a son, Keith (Angie) Cursey of Martin; a brother, J. David Hester of Knoxville; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church or to the American Cancer Society.
Dilday – Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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CAROLINE ZENITH SANDERS
1931-2011
HUNTINGDON: Caroline Zenith Sanders, 80, died Saturday December 24, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday December 27, at 1 p.m. at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Entombment followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Sanders was born March 8, 1931 in Holladay, Tennessee, to the late Charles Townsend and Virdie Hollowell Townsend. She was co-owner of Sanders Construction Company and Sanders Property Rentals and a member of the Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lorelle Smothers; and a brother, Charles “Mansfield” Townsend.
Survivors include: her husband, Paul Wheeler Sanders; a daughter Barbara (Harold) Miller of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Dilday – Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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MILDRED E. MANN
1919-2011
MCKENZIE: Mildred E. Mann, 92, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at Lakeside Retirement Center in McKenzie. Funeral services were Thursday, December 29, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Mann was born January 13, 1919 to the late Luther and Gertrude Lifsey. She was co-owner of Mann’s Plant Farm. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Mann; two sisters, Clara Belle Spicer and Mattie Jones; and three brothers, Paul F. Lifsey, Hulon Lifsey and Luther A. Lifsey, Jr.
Paid obit

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JASON ARNOLD
1980-2011
PARIS: Jason Arnold, 31, died Monday, December 26, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at a later date.
Mr. Arnold was born July 28, 1980 in Murray, Kentucky to the late Stassen Erin Arnold and Teresa Carver Arnold.
Survivors include: one sister, Shelly (Kendell) Sutton of Henry; one half-sister, Tammy Hudson of Paris; one half-brother, Kris Arnold of Jackson; and grandparents, Charles and June Carver of Paris and Mildred Lee of Big Sandy.
McEvoy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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JAMES HOYT TAYLOR
1928-2012
GLEASON: James Hoyt Taylor, 83, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at his home. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 3, at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Larry Dean Shaw officiating. Burial followed in Carroll County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Taylor, a farmer, was born December 22, 1928 in Gleason to the late Ira Odean Taylor and Opal (Simmons) Taylor. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mordell (Maynard) Taylor; and one daughter, Barbara Taylor.
Survivors include: one daughter, Pat Stewart of Gleason; two brothers, Jerome Taylor of Gleason and Gene Taylor of Moscow, Tennessee; two sisters, Geraldine Eva of Huntsville, Alabama and Sandra Kay McMackin of Huntingdon; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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LURA DEAN DOUGLAS DURDEN
1931-2011
BRUCETON: Lura Dean Douglas Durden, 80, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were Saturday, December 31, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.
Mrs. Durden was born March 4, 1931 near Bruceton to the late Charlie Homer Douglas and Dovie Mae Bursey Douglas. She was a retired seamstress for HIS and member of Faith Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frankie Durden; and six brothers, Thetus Douglas, Aldric Douglas, Otis Douglas, James (Ed) Douglas, Junior Douglas and Lindell Douglas.
Survivors include: two daughters, Darlene Baker of Bruceton and Debbie White of Hollow Rock; one sister, Dorothy Green of Campbell, California; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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RICHARD W. GOODRICH
MEDINA: Richard W. Goodrich, 75, formerly of McKenzie, died Saturday, December 31, 2011. Visitation is Wednesday, January 4, 5-8 p.m. at Medina Funeral Home in Medina. There are no funeral services scheduled.
Mr. Goodrich was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Lawrence Goodrich.
Survivors include: children, Doug Goodrich, Pam White and Beverly Lambert, all of Medina, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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HERBERT HOOVER PARKER
1932-2012
HUNTINGDON: Herbert Hoover Parker, 79, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services are Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Chase Funeral Home with burial in Humbles Cemetery.
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Parker was born October 9, 1932 in Carroll County to the late David Parker and Thelma Franklin Murphy Parker. He was retired from the Milan Arsenal. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Parker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Ada McClerkin; and three sons, Gary Parker, Archie Parker and Tracy Parker.

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LUCAS STANLEY “ROMMY” KENNON, JR.
1959-2012
SPRINGVILLE: Lucas Stanley “Rommy” Kennon, Jr., 52, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at his home. Ridgeway Funeral Home is in charge of cremation with no service.
Mr. Kennon was born February 16, 1959 in Killeen, Texas. He was a former Sheriff’s Deputy in Benton County, Marine veteran, and attended Open Doors Community Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Beth Fisher Kennon of Springville; his father, Lucas Stanley (Judy) Kennon of Springville; his mother, Irin “Toni” Kucht Stockdale of Nashville; two daughters, Codye L. Kennon of San Antonio, Texas and Amanda Hill Cate of Springville; one son, Jed Kennon of Kentucky; two sisters, Adria Renee (Jeffrey Harold) Crossett of Camden and Elizabeth Tucker of Henry; four brothers, Ronnie Kennon of Eva, Theron Tyrone “Ty” Kennon of Washington, D.C., Brook (Christina) Kennon of Camden and Jacob Kennon of Paris; and two grandchildren.

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