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Miscellaneous Fayette County, Tennessee Obituaries


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John Critz Calhoun
Mr. John Critz Calhoun of Rossville, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Sept. 25, 1999 at Shelby County Health Care Center, of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83 years of age. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 28th at Memorial Park Chapel with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Calhoun was a member of Bellevue Baptist church. He served in the U.S. Navy and served four years in the Army during WWII. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart. Mr. Calhoun is survived by one daughter, Nancy Dowdey of Ross-ville, and one son, Dr. Charles Lewis Calhoun of Columbus, Ga. The family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Associa-tion of Memphis or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Samuel Franklin Boling, Sr.
Mr. Samuel Franklin Boling, Sr., a former resident of Somerville, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Methodist Hospital of Germantown where he had been a patient for one week. He was 70 years of age and died following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21 at Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Bro. Leo Powers of Somerville and Bro. Robert Brown of Memphis, officiating. Interment was in the Crockett Cemetery at Senatobia, Mississippi. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Boling was born December 8, 1929, in Tate County, Mississippi, the son of the late Robert Milton and Nora Ozella Brewer Boling. He attended Mississippi Schools and was employed as a riverboat engineer for Southern Towing Company in Memphis for twenty years before his retirement eight years ago. Mr. Boling had been a former resident of Memphis before moving to Somerville thirty years ago. Mr. Boling enjoyed fishing throughout his life. Mr. Boling is survived by his two sons, S. Frank Boling, Jr. of Cordova, Billy W. Boling of Hickory Flat, Mississippi, six sisters, Josephine Johnston of Greenville, Texas, Leolia Painter of Little Rock, Arkansas, Miriam Sibbald of Denver, Colorado, Kathryn Smith of Cornith, Mississippi, Shirley Buchanan of Senatobia, Mississippi, Janice Montague of Somerville, Tennessee, two brothers Daniel Boling of Walls, Mississippi, Robert L. Boling of Missoula, Montana, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Casketbearers were Keith Boling, Kevin Boling, Kory Boling, Kyle Boling, David Smith and Bill Walker. The family request that memorials be made to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Nellie C. Wilson Davis
Mrs. Nellie C. Wilson Davis, a resident of Gallaway and former resident of Moscow and Memphis, died at 1:30 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 1999, at the Gallaway Nursing Home in Gallaway, Tenn. She was 78 years of age and died following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted October 5th at the graveside with Rev. Lynn Eagan, pastor of the Morris Memorial Baptist church in Moscow, officiating. Interment was in the Friendship Cemetery near Moscow. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 20, 1920 and attended local schools. She was the wife of Earnest Davis who preceded her in death. Mrs. Davis was a resident of Moscow in earlier years and lived in Memphis for over 35 years before moving to Gallaway. She was a homemaker throughout her life and a member of Macon Road Baptist Church in Memphis. Mrs. Kelley is survived by two sisters, wilma Truett and Marjorie Gibbons, both of Memphis, and a number of nieces and nephews including Joy Buffalo of Somerville who assisted in caring for her. The family requests that memorials be made to the Friendship Cemetery Association.

Francine Trantham Zeran
Mrs. Francine Trantham Zeran a longtime employee of the Tennessee Department of Human Services in Fayette County and a resident of Somerville, died Saturday, November 27 in Somerville. She was 65 years of age and died unexpectedly. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 1st at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Gordon Henderson, Pastor of the Somerville First United Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington Memorial Garden Cemetery at Covington. Interment was in the Covington Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Covington. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs Zeran was born June 5, 1934, in Tipton County, the daughter of the late William and Elva Yarbro Trantham. She attended Covington schools and was a 1952 graduate of the Byars-Hall High school in Covington where she served as Homecoming Queen and where she was a member of “Who’s Who” of American High School Students. Mrs. Zeran continued her education at Memphis State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree. In earlier years, she was an airline stewardess and a teacher in the Tipton County school system. She had been employed by the Department of Human Services from 1968 until her retirement in August of this year. During this tenure, Mrs. Zeran had served as an Eligibility Counsel or, a Field Supervisor, County Director and as Area Manager for the Department. She had lived in Fayette County since 1958 and was a lifelong resident of Fayette and Tipton counties. Mrs. Zeran was a member of the Somerville First United Methodist Church and has been active for a number of years in the community and civic activities of Fayette County. She had been a member of the Somerville Women’s Club and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Somerville. Mrs. Zeran was a Charter Member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and had served as Director and Past President of the organization. She had been an active member of Fayette Cares for a number of years, was instrumental in sponsoring the Foster Care Children’s Program for Fayette County. Mrs. Zeran is survived by one daughter, Nan Zeran; one son Heine Zeran, III and her brother, William Trantham, Jr. of Covington. Active and honorary casketbearers included Weber McCraw, James Arthur Umbarger, Butch McFarland, Skip Taylor, Spike Steinert, Pete Steinert, Jim Voss, Dr. Frank S. McKnight, T.K. Bolton, Buck Graham, William Newby, John Shelton Wilder, Sr., Harmon Havercamp and John Cima. The family request that memorials be made to Fayette Cares or to the Somerville First United Methodist Church.

Inez Houston Davis
Mrs. Inez Houston Davis, a longtime resident of District 15 in Fayette County died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at the Methodist Hospital of Fayette in Somerville. She was 59 years of age and died following a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Bill Mulroy, pastor of the Parks Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Parks Chapel Cemetery in District 15. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Davis was born June 17, 1940, in Fayette County, the daughter of the late Talmage Ray and Ruby Alma Garner Houston. She attended Fayette County Schools and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Mrs. Davis was a homemaker throughout her life and was a Methodist. Mrs. Davis is survived by two sisters, Bonnie LaFever of Sparta, Tennessee, Shelby McWherter of Somerville, three brothers, Garner M. Houston of Somerville, Joseph Ray Houston of Hickory Valley and Donald Houston of Moscow. Active Casketbearers were Elliott Houston, Tony Kirk, Ricky Parks, Bobby Phillips, Bill Powers and Jimmy Powers. Honorary Casketbearers were Alfred Parks and Johnny Treadway. The family request that memorials be made to the Parks Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Jerry Lewis "Bubba" Bradford, Jr.
Mr. Jerry Lewis "Bubba" Bradford, Jr., a resident of Highway 57 near Rossville died at 11 p.m. Friday, August 25 as a result to a one vehicle accident that occurred on Slayden Road in Marshall County, Mississippi. He was 19 years of age. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 29th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. J. T. Tacker and Rev. Ralph Thomas officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery near Moscow. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Bradford was born November 27, 1980, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Jerry Lewis Bradford, Jr. and the former Emily Dale Claunch. He attended Fayette County schools in Rossville and Somerville and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County. Mr. Bradford was employed by the Sparks Farms in Lamar, Mississippi at the time of his death. He was a Baptist and his interests included hunting, fishing, vehicle repairs and woodworking. Mr. Bradford is survived by his mother Emily Doyle of Evansville, Indiana, his father, Jerry Lewis Bradford, Sr. of Moscow, his stepmother, Barbara Bradford of Moscow, onea sister, Christy Bradford of Rossville, one stepsister, Ashley Harris of Moscow, and his grandparents, Frank and Eva Claunch of Somerville, Dorothy Skelton of Somerville, Louis and Diane Bradford of Moscow. Active casketbearers were Larry Copes, Darryl Franks, Jimmy Harris, Nick Pleasants, Brandon Robbins, Chris Teal, Brad Thompson and Blake Toole. Honorary casketbearers were Troy Brock, Rob Carver, Michael Sprayberry and Brandon Williams. The family request that memorials be made to the Friendship Cemetery Association or the donor's favorite charity.

Sarah Elizabeth Cannon Carroll
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Cannon Carroll, a resident of Jackson, Tennessee and a former resident of Whiteville, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2000 at her residence in Jackson. She was 88 years of age and died following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 10th at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Rickey Burns, Pastor of the Williston Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Perry Cemetery at Laconia. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Carroll was born July 15, 1912, in Fayette County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late David and Mary Elizabeth Glover Cannon. She attended Laconia schools and was the wife of the late Audie S. Carroll who died in 1971. Mrs. Carroll was a homemaker throughout her life and was a resident of the Whiteville area for many years before moving to Jackson to reside with her daughter twenty-six years ago. Mrs. Carroll was a longtime member of the Whiteville United Methodist Church. She enjoyed both flower and vegetable gardening and out of door activities as long as health permitted. Mrs. Carroll is survived by one daughter, Alice Faye Farrell of Jackson, one grandaughter, Carolyn Higgs of Jackson and one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Hunley of Jackson and a special niece, Mae Haynes of Brownsville, Tennessee. The family request that memorials be made to the donor's favorite charity.

Mrs. Louise Schrimsher Goodman
A longtime resident of Somerville and a native Fayette Countian, died at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, December 9 at the National Health Care Center in Somerville where she had been a resident for several months. She was 86 years of age and died following an extended illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, December 11th, at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Phil Lovelace, pastor of the Somerville First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Somerville City Cemetery. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Goodman was born November 5, 1914 in Fayette County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Oscar and Cornelia Henry Schrimsher. She attended local schools and was the wife of Mr. Sam Goodman of Somerville, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Goodman was a homemaker throughout her life and also served as a caregiver for her parents and daughter during their illness. She was a longtime member of the Somerville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Goodman served in earlier years as a telephone operator at the old Telephone Exchange located on the square in downtown Somerville. Mrs. Goodman was the last survivor of her immediate family and is survived by her devoted son-in-law, Robert Earl Howell, of Somerville. Active casketbearers were Harvey Crawford, Earl Dowdy, Howard Dowdy, Ronnie Dowdy, Ed Pulliam and Herbert Walls. Honorary casketbearers were Dr. John Bishop, Clyde Buffaloe, Doug Dowdy, Vernon Dowdy, Seth Garrington, Ronnie Harris, Dr. Frank S. McKnight and Paul Walls. The family request that memorials be made to the donor's favorite choice.

Eric Calvin
Eric Calvin, 12-year-old son of Teresa and Chris Calvin of Rossville, student at Collierville Middle School, died Wednesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis of injuries received in a tractor accident. Services were held Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel with burial in Memory Hill Gardens. He was a member of Collierville High School band and last year's Crockett County Mini-Pullers Points Champion. He also leave a brother, Steven Calvin of Rossville, his grandparents, Donna and Sam Holmes of Collierville, Joanne and James Calvin of Cordova and Beatrice Johnson of Ripley, Miss., and his great-grand-mother Elnore Jones of Collierville. The family request that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.

Carrie Mae Boswell
Carrie Mae Boswell, 74, of Somerville, homemaker, died Sunday, December 9 at Methodist Healthcare-Fayette in Somerville. Services was at noon December 15 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rawls Funeral Home in Brownsville has charge. Mrs. Boswell, the wife of Percy Boswell, also leaves four daughters, Mary Jane Myers of Memphis and Onie Rean Braddix, Gloria Jean Perry and Glenda Faye Norment, all of Somerville; five sons, Willie Matthews, Percy Boswell Jr. and Larry Boswell, all of Somerville, Olive Mosby of St. Louis and Robert Gene Boswell of Memphis; two brothers, Freddie Williams of Memphis and Junior Williams of Macon, Tenn., 37 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

Peggy Lee Morgan Austin
Mrs. Peggy Lee Morgan Austin, a resident of Feathers Chapel Drive in Somerville died Monday afternoon, March 4, 2002 at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. Mrs. Austin was a retired bookkeeper and the wife of Mr. Robert F. Austin. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time and will be announced by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville.

William Jay "Bill" Barclay
Mr. William Jay "Bill" Barclay, a resident of Oakland and racing car enthusiast, died at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at his residence on Wilbourne Road near Oakland. He was 50 years of age and died following an illness of one year. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 21 at the Peebles Funeral Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Carl Meyers, Pastor of the Oakland Baptist Church and Rev. Jerry Cull, Pastor of the Moore's Schoolhouse Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Moore's Schoolhouse Cemetery near Bethel Springs, Tennessee. Peebles fayette County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Barclay was born November 22, 1951 in Selmer, Tennessee, the son of Gladys Talley Barclay and the late William Wallace Barclay. He attended area schools and was a member of the last graduating class of the Bethel Springs High School. Mr. Barclay served in the United States Air Force in earlier years and had also been a member of the Tennessee National Guard. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was an Ordained Deacon of the Baptist Church. Mr. Barclay was married September 30, 2001 to the former Theresa Doyle Pardue of Oakland, who survives. Mr. Barclay served as an engineer and a construction manager in Little Rock, Arkansas for wireless communication tower erections. He was employed by the Communications Management Specialties and the SBA Network Services before his illness. He was a resident of Bethel Springs as a young person and was a resident of Little Rock before moving to Fayette County. Mr. Barclay enjoyed golf and was known for his love of automobile racing. He was a familiar figure in area car races, driving his vehicle, number 101. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sonja Dixon and husband, Greg, of Walnut, Mississippi; one step-daughter, Erica Pardue of Oakland; one step-son, Joshua Pardue of Oakland; his mother, Gladys Barclay of Bethel Springs; two sisters, Shirley Ferguson of Adamsville and Rachel Marlow of Cordova; one brother, Roy Barclay of Bethel Springs; and two granddaughters, Savannah and Dani Paige Dixon of Walnut, Mississippi. Casketbearers were James Brumley, Daryl Ingle, Jimmy Drewery, Eric Hamm, Jerry Jenkins, Kenny Johnson, Tracy Martin and Wayne Morgan. The family request that memorials be sent to the building fund of Moore's Schoolhouse Baptist Church at Bethel Springs.

Larry L. Boyd
Mr. Larry L. Boyd, 23, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Somerville, Tennessee, food service worker, died Monday, August 19, 2002 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Services were conducted on Saturday, August 24 at Antioch Baptist Church in Whiteville, Tennessee, with burial in the church cemetery. Jefferson Mortuary in Millington was in charge of arrangements. He leaves a son, LeTevin Randolph of Stanton, Tennessee; his father, Roosevelt Stocking of St. Louis, Missouri; his mother and stepfather, Shirley Boyd Kee and Ronnie Kee of Somerville; three brothers, Carlos Boyd of Memphis, and Pierre Kee and Laron Kee, both of Somerville; his grandmother, Georgia Boyd, and his stepgrandmother, Shirley Lewis, both of St. Louis, and his stepgreat-grandmother, Freddie Mae Kee of Somerville.

Carrie May Jones
Miss Carrie May Jones, resident of Somerville and longtime Home Demonstration Agent in Fayette County, died Saturday morning, September 28, 2002 at the National Health Care Center in Somerville. She was 84 years of age and died following a brief illness. Memorial services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1 at the Somerville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Walter German, Pastor of the Church was the officiating minister. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home of Somerville was in charge of arrangements. Miss Jones was born August 8, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Henry Jones of Friendship, Tennessee. In earlier years, she was an educator in Crockett County, Tennessee, and served as the Home Demonstration Agent in Fayette County for many years before her retirement. Miss Jones is survived by her sister, Kathleen Jones Byassee of McMinnville, Tennessee and two nieces, Jenny Mullican of McMinnville and Bettye Grady of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The family request that memorials be made to the Somerville First United Methodist Church or to the Somerville City Cemetery Association.


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