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OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2001
Myra Lou McGehee
MCKENZIE: Services for Myra Lou McGehee, 79, will be held at 10:00
a.m., Wednesday, June 27 at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie with Bro.
Dennis Beal officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.
Ms. McGehee, retired from Ivers and Ponds in Memphis, died Sunday, June
24 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson of heart failure.
She was born June 12, 1922 in Gleason to the late Monia Pool McGehee and
William Henry McGehee. Survivors include two sisters, Marie Snider of Gleason
and Neely Lemonds of Paris. Visitation will begin after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
June 25 and conclude at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also take place from
8:00 a.m. until the service on Wednesday.
NEWBERN: Services for Thelma Ophelia Via, 91, were at 3:00 p.m., Saturday,
June 23 at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery in
Milan. Mrs. Via, a homemaker, died Wednesday, June 20, in the home of her
daughter in Newbern of heart failure. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Ben David Via. She is survived by two daughters and two sons,
Betty Crenshaw and David Via, both of Newbern, Martha Murray of Dyersburg
and John Via of Atwood; a sister and two brothers, Lynn Walker of Paris,
Paul Pitts of Louisville, Kentucky and Gloice Pitts of Dyersburg.
BRUCETON: Services for Majorie Oxford Wilson, 79, were at 2:00 p.m.,
Monday, June 25 at Bruceton First United Methodist Church. Burial followed
in the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. Mrs. Wilson, a housewife, died
of heart disease on Saturday, June 23, at Life Care Center in Bruceton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Wilson. Survivors include
a daughter, Rosemary Allen of Huntingdon; a son, Clay Wilson of Birmingham,
Alabama and a brother, Harold Oxford of Tullahoma. Bruceton Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements.
LAVINIA: Graveside services for Terri Lynn Scott, 40, were at 2:00
p.m., Tuesday, June 25 at Latham Chapel Cemetery near Medina. Mrs. Scott,
a former Murray, Inc. employee, died Saturday, June 23, at Jackson-Madison
County General Hospital of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Survivors include a daughter, Lacy Rainey of Lavinia; her parents, Lonnie
Scott of Adelle and Haynes Scott of Lavinia and a brother, Kelly Scott
of Lavinia. Bodkin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ruthie M. Sykes
HENRY: Graveside services for Ruthie Mae Sykes of Henry were at 1:00
p.m., Thursday, June 21 at Carter's Chapel Cemetery in McLemoresville.
Ridgeway Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Sykes, 83,
was dead on arrival, Monday, June 18 at Henry County Medical Center. Born
December 20, 1917 in Huntingdon, she was the daughter of the late Monroe
and Minnie Helms Lundy. She was married to William Roy Sykes, who died
June 9, 1976. Mrs. Sykes was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.
She was a former employee of Brown Shoe Company in McKenzie. Survivors
include a sister, Cora Galloway of McKenzie; two grandsons and two granddaughter
and a great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by a son, Billy
Gene Sykes; a daughter, Patsy Sykes and a brother, Arthur Lundy.
Ivy Emma Coleman
HOLLOW ROCK: Mrs. Ivy Emma Coleman, 92, died Thursday, June 21 at Life
Care Center in Bruceton where she had resided for the past four years.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturdy, June 23 at Barren Springs Cumberland
Presbyterian Church with Brothers Larry Pinson and Lee Scott officiating.
Interment followed in Barren Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Coleman was born to
the late William E. and Leah Phillips Crutchfield on August 4, 1908 in
Carroll County. She was a homemaker and a member of Barren Springs Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Coleman,
who died in 1987; three sisters, Essie Turner, Thelma Evans and Sybil Hamlin;
four brothers, Buford Crutchfield, J. P. Crutchfield, Lloyd Crutchfield
and Alfred Crutchfield; a grandson, Jamie Conger and a stepson Joe Ted
Coleman. She is survived by one daughter, Agnes Conger of Hollow Rock;
one son Jack Coleman of Huntingdon;' one stepson, Martin Melar Coleman
of Nashville; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren
and eight step-great-grandchildren. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of
Opal G. McCarty
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Opal G. McCarty, 54, died Thursday, June 21 at her
home. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 23 at Twin Oaks
Church of Christ with Brothers Grant Caldwell and Steve Wilkerson officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. McCarty was born March
15, 1947 in Carroll County. She was preceded in death by her father, Joe
Goodrum. She was a self employed insurance agent, a member of Twin Oaks
Church of Christ and a charter member of the Carroll County Human Society.
She is survived by her husband, Edwin McCarty; her mother, Martha Rigsby
Goodrum and one brother, Bobby Joe Goodrum of Peoria, Illinois. Dilday
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald Earl Hampton
CLARKSBURG: Mr. Ronald Earl Hampton, 61, died Thursday, June 21 at
Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday,
June 23 at Clarksburg Missionary Baptist Church with Brothers Philip Halters
and Jeff Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Clarksburg Cemetery.
Mr. Hampton was born September 25, 1939 to the late Ervin and Fannie Reed
Hampton in Westport. He was a retired drill presser for Leroy Somer. He
was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hampton. He is survived by
his wife of 37 years, Frances Hampton; one son, Ronald Hampton of Clarksburg;
one sister, Julia Umstead of Huntingdon; one brother, Tyler Hampton of
Yuma and one grandson. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
HUNTINGON: Mrs. Irene Thorne, 91, died Tuesday, June 19 at the Henry
County Medical Center. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, June
21 in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Philip Halter officiating.
Interment followed in the Carroll Memoril Gardens. Mrs. Thorne was born
September 26, 1909 to the late Eddie and Lillie McCormick Woodard, in Huntingdon.
She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Willie Thorne; one son, Virgil Fann; a sister,
Lucille Kelly and a brother, Clarence Woodard. She is survived by one son,
William Fann of Huntingdon; a sister, Gertrude Crossno of Greenville; seven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Carl Walden Pendergrass
TREZEVANT: Services for Carl Walden Pendergrass, 72, were held on Sunday,
June 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant with Brother
Philip Halter officiating. Interment followed in New Liberty Cemetery in
Cedar Grove. Mr. Pendergrass, a retired salesman, died Thursday, June 21
at Henry County Medical Center in Paris of cancer. He was born May 14,
1929 in Carroll County to the late Lella Gurley and John William Pendergrass.
He was a Korean Conflict United States Air Force veteran. Survivors include
two daughters, Doris Keen of Medina and Delores Boyd of Trezevant; three
sons, Danny Pendergrass of Vancouver, Washington, Dennis Pendergrass of
Dover, Deleware and Dean Pendergrass of Milan; a sister, Virginia Roberts
of Atwood; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
HENRY: Services for Ruben Huffman, 86, were held on Monday, June 25
at Trinity Funeral Home with Bishop Walter McBride officiating. Interment
followed in Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Huffman, a retired laborer for L &
N Railroad, died on Friday, June 22 at Methodist Health Care Center in
McKenzie. He was born on March 19, 1915 in Henry to the late William Huffman
and Helen Gardner Huffman. He was also preceded in death by a stepdaughter,
three sisters and five brothers. Survivors include his wife of 47 years,
Lennie Huffman; a son, Willie Huffman of McKenzie; a stepson, Robert Alexander
of Paris; three stepdaughters, Elena Rowe of Paris and Lina Gary and Annie
(A. J.) Coates of Toledo, Ohio; two brothers, Sherman Huffman and Lester
Huffman, both of Temple, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Atlas Lindsey, Jr.
PARIS: Atlas Archie Lindsey, Jr., 76, was dead on arrival Thursday,
June 21 at Henry County Medical Center. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Saturday,
June 23 at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Parker French officiating. Burial
followed in Van Dyke Cemetery. Born September 20, 1924, in Vale, he was
the son of the late Atlas Archie Lindsey, Sr. and Lottierene Carter Lindsey.
He was a member of East Wood Church of Christ; a World War II navy veteran
and served on the destroyer USS Lee Fox. He worked in law enforcement for
the Davidson County Sheriff's Patrol and in security at Vanderbilt University
in Nashville. He leaves one daughter, SherryWilliams of Joelton; one son,
Jackie Lindsey of Boston; six sisters, Betty Conger and Jane Donnelly,
both of Paris, Jeanette Williams of Watkinsville, Georgia, Myra Hurst of
Manchester, Janice Clapper of Springfield and Judy Simmons of Singer Island,
Florida; four brothers, David Carter Lindsey of Mansfield, James Thomas
Lindsey of Murfreesboro, Bobby Joe Lindsey of Joelton and Roy Earl Lindsey
of Gallatin and two grandchildren.
HUNTINGDON: Weldon Willis, 77, died Tuesday, June 19 at Baptist Memorial
Hospital in Huntingdon. Services were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at
Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Huntingdon with the Rev. Carvene Jamison
officiating. Burial followed in Humble Cemetery near Huntingdon. Born in
Carroll County on June 23, 1923, he was the son of Pete Willis and Riddie
Pearson, both deceased. He was married in 1951 to the former Dorothy Jamison,
who survives. He also leaves five sons, Robert Earl Willis of Paris, David
Willis, Darnell Willis, and Jonte Thomas Willis, all of Huntingdon and
Johnnie Lee Willis of Ripley; four daughters, Vonnie Lou Bell, Stella Williams
and Betty Sue Jamison, all of Huntingdon and Kathy Pearson Graham of Atlanta,
GA; one sister, Daisy Weathers of Huntingdon; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
seven step-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Rawls Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2001
James Kenneth "Dude" Bogle
BUCHANAN: James Kenneth "Dude" Bogle, 67, was dead on arrival Saturday,
June 23 at Henry County Medical Center. Services were at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday,
June 26 at McEvoy Funeral Home, with Joseph L. Paolozz of St. Jude Catholic
Church in Martin officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Born in McKenzie on April 8, 1934, he was the son of Thomas Wilce Bogle
and Cathleen Haddock Bogle, both deceased. He was married September 4,
1960 to the former Leah Lasseigne, who survives. Bogle retired in 1985
as a cable locator after 35 years with South Central Bell. He was an army
veteran and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a former member
of Sacred Heart Church in Walls, Mississippi. He leaves two daughters,
Cynthia Lynn Newmann of Atlanta and Melinda Anne Logan of Nesbit, Mississippi;
one son, James Kenneth Bogle, Jr. of Atlanta; six sisters, Eloise Garner
of Buchanan, June Ownby and Mary Jo Vaughn, both of McKenzie, Glenda Hodges
of Gleason, Demetra Steele of Nashville and Mildred Aitken of Taft, California
and seven grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Novacine
Scott and a brother, Thomas Steven Bogle.
Patsy Kay Baker
HENRY: Patsy Kay Baker, 55, died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday
afternoon, June 26 at her residence. Services were at 2:00 p.m., Thursday,
June 28 at McEvoy Funeral Home with Jerry Drye of Henry Baptist Church
officiating. Burial was in the Henry Cemetery. Born in Henry County on
August 24, 1945, she was the daugther of Edna Bea Lowe Baker of Henry and
the late James "Shorty" Baker. A Henry High School graduate and member
of the Pentecostal Church, she was a former cashier for Kroger. She leaves
two daughters, Kimberly Jean Smith and Robin Ownby, both of Henry; one
son, William McCuiston of McKenzie; one sister, Wilma Ziegler of Atlanta
and seven grandchildren.
Floyd R. Fuller
MCKENZIE: Services for Floyd R. Fuller, 84, were at 11:00 a.m., Friday,
June 29 at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie, with Bro. Vance Rushing officiating.
Burial was at Union Academy Cemetery in McKenzie. Mr. Fuller, a retired
carpenter, died at Oak Manor Heathcare in McKenzie on Wednesday, June 27
of heart failure. Born October 11, 1916 in Carroll County, he was the son
of the late Emma Crocker and Elmer Fuller. He was also preceded in death
by his wife, Daisy F. Fuller. He was a member of Enon Missionary Baptist
Church. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Kirkland of Union City,
Sue Gardner of Milan and Barbara Burlison of McKenzie; three sons, Clifton
Gene Fuller and Rickey Glenn Fuller, both of McKenzie and Ted Fuller of
Atwood; two sisters, Flora Moore of McKenzie and Frances Murphy of Trezevant;
one brother, Johnny Fuller of Gleason; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Effie Marie Travis
CORNERSVILLE: Graveside services for Effie Marie Travis, 75, were at
11:00 a.m., Monday, July 2 at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery with Bro. Dennis
Beal officiating. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Travis, formerly of McKenzie and a retired factory worker for Brown
Shoe Company in McKenzie, died Friday, June 29 at NHC Healthcare in Lewisburg.
She was born December 30, 1925 in Wordell, Missouri to the late Willie
French Smith and Porter Smith. She was the widow of Gerald Ray Travis.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jo Hendrix of Troy; three sons, Harold
R. Travis of Springfield, Dennis C. Travis of Erlanger, Kentucky and Gary
Travis of Latonia, Kentucky; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Geraldine Katzenberger also preceded her in death.
MCKENZIE: Graveside services for June Story, 78, will be at 10:00 a.m.,
Tuesday, July 3 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie. Mrs. Story, a homemaker,
died Saturday, June 30 of heart failure at McKenzie Health Care Center.
She was born November 30, 1922 in Henry County to the late Velva Irene
Melton Lee and James Clint Lee. Survivors include a daughter, Joy Martin
of McKenzie; a son, Robbie C. Story of Ontario, California; three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. A son, Danny Lee Story and a brother, Ralf Lee,
also preceded her in death. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the
Charles Henry Rodgers, Jr.
BRUCETON: Services for Charles Henry Rodgers, Jr., 84, were at 3:00
p.m., Thursday, June 28 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Buena Vista
with the Rev. Robert White and Mr. Dan Birdwell officiating. Burial was
in the church cemetery with military honors held at the gravesite. Mr.
Rodgers, a retired machine operator for International Harvester, died Sunday,
June 24 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born September 20,
1916 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to the late Charles H. Rodgers, Sr. and
Emma Marley Rodgers. He was a World War II and Korean War U. S. Air Force
veteran and flew over 50 missions in World War II. He was a member of the
Tennessee Bend Baptist Church in Herod, Illinois. Survivors include two
daughters, Susan Jackson of Memphis and Jennifer Kennon of Ft. Smith, Arkansas;
two sons, Michael Rodgers and Charles H. Rodgers, III, both of Memphis;
a sister, Mary McIntosh of Carmi, Illinois; a brother, John Rodgers of
Orlando, Florida; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Lottie Bowers Rodgers. Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of the
J. F. Gooch
YUMA: Mr. J. F. Gooch, 89, died Wednesday, June 27 at his home. Funeral
services were conducted on Friday, June 29 at the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel
with Brothers A. G. Hayes and Charles Hampton officiating. Interment followed
at New Hope Cemetery in Yuma. Mr. Gooch was born October 17, 1911 in Yuma
to the late Sam and Callie Therrell Gooch. He was a retired self-employed
carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death
by a brother, Sam Edward Gooch and four sisters, Dorothy Segraves, Lizzie
Cary, Euba Edwards, and Frances Umstead. He is survived by his wife of
68 years, Cleo Gooch; two daughters, Sue Hollowell of Yuma and June Murphy
of Clarksburg; one son, Billy Gooch of Yuma; three sister, Martha Nell
Segraves and Pat Wood, both of Yuma and Ruth Todd of Wildersville; six
grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Edna Beatrice Foster
TREZEVANT: Mrs. Edna Beatrice Foster, 89, died Thursday, June 28 at
Huntingdon Health and Rehab. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday,
June 30 in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Tommy Martin officiating.
Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery in Vale. Mrs. Foster was born on
November 4, 1911 in Carroll County to the late Erby and Jodie Yarbrough
Hoffman. She was a homemaker and a member of the McLemoresville Methodist
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Foster, who died
in 1979. She is survived by one son, Ronnie Foster of Trezevant; two grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.