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Cathie Ferrell
Cathie Marie (McKinney) Ferrell, 58, of 407 Arch St. in Fulton died 2 p.m. Feb. 29, 2000, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vanderford Funeral Home in South Fulton. She was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Fulton County, Ky., and was a member of Brooks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Fulton. She was a graduate of the former River View High School in Hickman, Ky., and was a retired nurse's assistant who had been employed at Haws Memorial Nursing Home in Fulton and at Purchase District Health Agency. Survivors include her mother, Gwendolyn McKinney of Fulton; two sons, Willie McKinney of Fulton and Anthony Ferrell of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Donna Ingram and Bridgett Ferrell, both of Fulton; four sisters, Beverly Jean Vanderford of South Fulton, Linda Sue Cooper and Marva McKinney, both of St. Louis, and Debbiar McKinney of Paducah; a brother, Larry McKinney of South Fulton; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Wardell McKinney; her sister, Johnnie Ruth Wynn; two brothers, James Nelson McKinney and Wardell McKinney Jr.; and her husband, Thomas Ferrell.

James H. Emmons
James H. Emmons, 76, of Germantown died Feb. 29, 2000, at his home. He was the father of James M. Emmons of Union City. Services with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, with Dr. Roy Stauffer officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Memphis. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 this evening. Pallbearers will be Aubon Ishe, L.M. Sharp, Carroll H. Sharp, J.B. Moss, Bob Lawrence, Sharp Emmons and Brian Woodruff. The family requests that memorials be made to Lindenwood Christian Church at 2400 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 or the church or charity of the donor's choice. He was born July 21, 1923, in Memphis, son of the late A.C. and Mabel A. Emmons. He had been married to Dorothy (Sharp) Emmons for 56 years and was a retired jeweler. A graduate of Columbia Military Academy, he had done post-graduate work there and had served as captain and drum major of the band. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in both World War II and the Korean conflict, earning the rank of captain in the infantry. He was a member of Lindenwood Christian Church and was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. Other survivors include his daughter, Deborah E. Maxey of Bartlett; his daughter-in-law, Jill Emmons of Union City; and five grandchildren, Amanda Emmons of Macon, Ga., Sharp Emmons of Nashville, Brian E. Woodruff of Hillsboro, Ore., Angelia D. Woodruff of Palm Bay, Fla., and Jessica L. Maxey of Bartlett. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Lynn Emmons.

Virginia Frilling
Virginia L. Frilling, 66, of Anna, Ohio, mother of Larry Frilling of Union City, died 1:07 a.m. Feb. 29, 2000, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ohio. A memorial mass will be said 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville, Ohio, wit...[cut off]

Bitsy Karnes
Sarah "Bitsy" Karnes, 95, of Rutherford died June 7, 2000, at Maplewood Healthcare in Jackson. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Karnes Funeral Home chapel in Kenton, with the Revs. Walter Lockart and Hobert Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Su...[cut off]

Edith Gore
Edith M. Gore, 96, of Athens, Ala., formerly of Dyersburg, died June 5, 2000, at Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital. She was the mother of Darrell Gore of Union City. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Dyersburg, with burial to follow...[cut off]

Mary Emily
Mary (Williams) Emily, 96, of Fulton died 7:55 a.m. Nov. 20, 2001, at her residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fulton. Friends may call at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton from noon Friday until about 1:35 p.m., when it will be time to go to the cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 8307, Paducah, KY 42002-8307. She was born Oct. 14, 1905, in Weakley County, daughter of the late Josiah and Barbara (Pewitt) Williams. She had been married to W.K. Emily for 68 years and was a homemaker who had previously been employed at Gleaner Combine Co. in Independence, Mo. She was a graduate of Gregg Business College and the Conservatory of Music in Chicago and was active in events involving vocal and instrumental music throughout her life. She attended Good Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Dukedom and had been organist for the congregation for many years. Survivors also include a son, James Emily of Fulton; a daughter-in-law, Janice Emily of Fulton; three grandchildren, David Emily of Fulton, Joseph Todd Emily of Athens, Ga., and Erica Emily of St. Louis; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by Hale Williams, Dueal Williams and Brent Williams; and a sister, Vivian Derohwer.

Bobby Joe Brasure
Bobby Joe Brasure, 48, of the McConnell community in Weakley County died Nov. 20, 2001, at University of Tennessee Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with burial following in Sandy Branch Cemetery...[cut off]

Gwin Nelson
Gwin Nelson, 57, of Kenton died Nov. 20, 2001, at her home. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Kenton, with the Rev. James Barber officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call at Karnes-Thompson...[cut off]

Alan Ross
Alan Russell Ross, 35, of South Fulton died 9:11 a.m. Dec. 7, 2001, at Parkway Regional Hospital emergency room in Fulton. The cause of death was unknown. Services were set for 2 p.m. today at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with Cecil May III and Eddie ...[cut off]

Buddy Moore
Winfred Wilson (Buddy) Moore, 83, of Troy died at his home 6 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at White & Mahon Funeral Home chapel in Troy, with the Rev. Jerry Northam officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. ...[cut off]

Darwin Davis
Darwin "Bud" Walter Davis, 68, of Hickman, Ky., died 2:45 p.m. Dec. 9, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. A memorial service is planned for a later date. Vanderford Funeral Home in South Fulton is in charge of arrangements. He was born July 25...[cut off]

Carnell Cole
Carnell Cole, 88, of Obion, died April 17, 2002, at his residence. Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Cryer Funeral Home in Obion, with the Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jim Wolfgang. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery in Obion. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Casey Hood, Scott Northam, Michael Anderson and Robert Anderson. He was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Obion to the late Odie B. and Dana (Worley) Cole. He was a retired school bus driver for the Obion County School System and a retired farmer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Obion. He is survived by his wife, Cordella Cole; two sons, Donnie Ray Cole of Tullahoma and Randal Murry Cole of Newbern; two stepsons, Richard Hood and Kenneth Hood, both of Obion; three daughters, JoAnn Heskett of Obion, formerly of Memphis, Carolyn Anderson of troy, and Jeannie Harbin of Obion; three stepdaughters, Patricia Bobo of Union City and Toni Boone and Rhonda Hood of Obion; a brother, Floyd Cole of Union City; 12 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Cole; and a great-grandchild, Ryan Shane Cole.

Roxie Henderson
Roxie Ora Henderson, 97, a resident of Beverly Healthcare in Union City and a former resident of Mercer Street, died April 14, 2002, at the nursing home. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, where she was a founding and fait...[cut off]

James Pugh
veteran flag James Edward Pugh, 71, of Big Sandy died June 3, 2002, at his home. He was a native of the Phillippy community in Lake County. There will be no funeral services and no visitation. He will be cremated. Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home is in charge ...[cut off]

Christine Hill
Lilla Christine (Dawson) Hill, 69, of Union City died at her home on the morning of Oct. 16, 2002. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Mallonee officiating. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday in Tishomingo Cemetery in Tishomingo, Miss. Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 this evening. Pallbearers will be John Wright, Dan Dunn, Bob Hicks, Leroy Perryman, Dale Bryant and Bobby Hopper. The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Union City Second Baptist Church building fund. She was born Dec. 30, 1932, in Tishomingo County, Miss., daughter of the late Leonard and Fannie (Pounders) Dawson. She married Boyd M. Hill Dec. 23, 1952. He survives. She was employed at the former Gurien Finishing Co., in Union City for 16 years and was a member of Union City Second Baptist Church. Survivors also include her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Don Pafford of Jackson; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike and Pat Hill, Allan Hill and Joe Hill, all of Union City; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Hill) Traverse and her husband, Jason Traverse, of Troy, Nikki Hill and Brittany Hill, both of Union City, Tiffany Carter of Wingo, Ky., and Brent Pafford and Tyler Pafford, both of Jackson; and her great-grandson, Sean Michael Traverse of Troy. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Louise Hamilton; and her brother, Wendell Dawson.

Nola Conn
Nola Alvilda (Doxey) Conn, 91, of Union City died Oct. 16, 2002, at Martin Healthcare. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Smith officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 p.m. today. Pallbearers will be Richard Conn, J.C. Arant, Jerry Pope, Charles Conn and Tony Ferguson. She was born May 3, 1910, in Weakley County, daughter of the late William Thomas and Senora Josephine (Wright) Doxey. She married Alvie Glynn Conn in 1942. He died March 25, 1970. She was a retired nursing assistant and homemaker and was a member of Exchange Street Church of Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Glynda Conn of Martin; her grandson, Michael Conn of Union City; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Gene Louis Doxey, Walton Ray Conn and Thomas Harvey Conn; four sisters, Annie Smith, Lela Doxey, Lillian Doxey and Nora Allen; and three brothers, William Doxey, Raymond Doxey and Richard Doxey.

Martha Cornett
Completed arrangements are being announced for Martha Ann Cornett, 63, of Fulton, who died 5:23 p.m. Sept. 29, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Cayce (Ky.) Cemetery, with Dr. Charles Parker officiating. Friends may call at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton from noon until time to go to the cemetery Thursday. She was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Cayce, daughter of Mabel Lee (Burns) Holdman of Fulton and the late Oscar Earl Holdman. She was the widow of Bennie Lee Jones and was a seamstress for sewing factories who had lived in this area most of her life. Survivors also include four daughters, Patricia "Patti" Spangler and Melissa Kay Hadley, both of Fulton, Cindy Joyce Leota of Paris and Teresa Faye Boyle of Camden; her son, Bennie Lee Jones Jr. of Philadelphia; two brothers, John Holdman of St. Charles, Mo., and Lonnie Joe Holdman of Buchanan; her sister, Mildred Lee Sutton of Hickman, Ky.; and 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren.

Vera Moody
Vera Moody of South Fulton died 6 a.m. Oct. 1, 2003, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton. ...[cut off]

Georgia Watt
Completed arrangements are being announced for Georgia Watt, 92, of Rock Hill, S.C., who died 4:10 a.m. Sept. 28, 2003, at Ebenezer Senior Services and Rehabilitation in Rock Hill. She had made her home in Union City for 53 years and had also lived in Jackson and Fulton. A service of worship and celebration will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the old sanctuary at First Baptist Church-Union City, with the Rev. Buddy Boston officiating. Interment will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The body will be placed in the sanctuary one hour prior to the service hour. Pallbearers will be William E. "Red" Reese, Roger Alexander, Jimmy Counce, Russell Caldwell, Jimmy Hayes and Mark Ward. Honorary pallbearers will be James Atkins, John D. Howard, Dr. Bruce Brown, Brooks Duncan, Mark Fields, Leon Jessup, Bill Howard, Barry Keightley, John Morris, Charles Morrisette, Bill Prather and Bill Robey. The family requests that memorials be made to the Meals on Wheels Program at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 602 Melrose St., Union City, 38261; Woman's Missionary Union Archives, First Baptist Church, 500 East Church St., Union City, TN 38261; or Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 2206, Brentwood, TN 37024. She was born Aug. 28, 1911, in the Old 16th District of Madison County, youngest of four daughters of the late George Leonard and Laura Waddell (Sanders) Crosby. She was educated in Jackson public schools, graduating in 1930 from the former Jackson High School. She married William Kenneth Watt May 3, 1934. He died in October 1970. Mrs. Watt retired after more than 40 years as a bookkeeper for the former Tayloe-Simmons Paint & Glass Co., in Union City. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club; Daughters of the American Revolution; and Credit Women International, where she served as club president, chaired numerous committees and was honored as Credit Woman of the Year in 1979. She was also a member of several local bridge and birthday clubs and church exercise groups. Following retirement, she delivered Meals on Wheels. At First Baptist Church, she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class, participated in the 39ers senior group and sang with the Golden Stairsteppers. She had also taught children's classes and served as a Girls Auxiliary leader and as a member of various committees, including the nominating, social, flower and kitchen committees. She was also a volunteer for Wednesday night church suppers and was a longtime mission group leader and a former secretary for the Beulah Baptist Association WMU. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Dr. Paul Sanderfer of Rock Hill; her grandson and his wife, Dr. Van J. and Tammy R. Sanderfer of Lincoln, Neb.; two great-grandchildren, Courtney Roberts Sanderfer and Van Christian Sanderfer, both of Lincoln; two nieces, Patty Weaver Lawrence of Jackson and Laura Burney Harris of Nashville; three nephews, Walter M. Weaver of Moses Lake, Wash., and Charles A. Sevier and John Watt Sevier, both of Memphis; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Crosby, Miriam (Crosby) Van Patten and Honor (Crosby) Burney.

Alice Harris
Alice V. Harris of Union City died April 6, 2004, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Beard and Sanders Funeral Home.

Carole M. White
Carole M. White, 70, of El Monte, Calif., mother of Kristina (Wigdor) Moore of Union City, died April 3, 2004, in El Monte. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. She was born May 25, 1933, in Medford, Ore., daughter of the late Earl and Pearl Jo...[cut off]

Charles Brown
Charles W. Brown, 77, of Mayfield, Ky., died 2:02 a.m. April 5, 2004, at Heritage Manor Health Care Center in Mayfield. He was a former resident of Hickman, Ky., and was a native of the Dukedom community. Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. today at Good Springs Cemetery in Dukedom, with Jackson Funeral Home in Dukedom in charge of arrangements. He was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Weakley County, son of the late Doyle and Ruby (Vancil) Brown. He was the widower of Judy (Goodman) Brown and was a U.S. Army veteran. He had been a truck driver for the Kentucky State Department of Highways for 11 years and was a former employee of Film Transit of Memphis. He is survived by his daughter, Valerie (Brown) Buskirk of Lincoln, Neb.; three sons, Michael Wayne Brown and Ricky L. Wray, both of Lincoln, Neb., and James E. Wray of Niceville, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Jack Parrott
Jack Parrott, 73, of South Fulton died 3:15 p.m. April 6, 2004, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with burial following in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 p.m. Thursday and on Friday from 8 a.m. until the hour of services. The family requests that memorials be made to South Fulton United Methodist Church, 205 Orchard Drive, South Fulton, TN 38257. He was born June 10, 1930, in Detroit, son of the late Hillard "John" and Iva (Harper) Parrott. He was a member of South Fulton United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He was a former supervisor at Waymatic in South Fulton and had been a foreman for Continental Baking Co. in Detroit, where he had lived before moving to this area in 1965. He is survived by his wife, Joella (Cochran) Parrott, whom he married Dec. 28, 1952; two sons, Robert L. "Bobby" Parrott of Venice, Fla., and Greg L. Parrott of South Fulton; two grandsons, Johnny L. Parrott and James Michael "Jamie" Parrott, both of South Fulton; and his great-granddaughter, Adrieanna Nicole Parrott of South Fulton. He was also preceded in death by a brother.

Jerry Leip
Jerry Leip, 64, of Woodland Mills died April 6, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home.

Jerry Mac Hopkins
Completed arrangements are being announced for Jerry Mac Hopkins, 66, of South Fulton, who died 5:04 p.m. April 5, 2004, at the emergency room of Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, ...[cut off]

Mary Ruth Ams
Mary Ruth Ams, 82, of Union City died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City April 6, 2004. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home. ...[cut off]

Zula Terrell
Zula O. Terrell, 101, of Martin, a patient at Martin Retirement Center, died Jan. 21, 2000, at 1:45 a.m. at Methodist Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Graveside services will be 11 am. Sunday at Sandy Branch Cemetery in Weakley County, with Elder Bobby Crouch officiating. Friends may call at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. Sunday until the funeral hour. Mrs. Terrell was born Dec. 15, 1898, in Graves County, Ky., daughter of the late George Ilus and Dona (Mathis) McDougle. She was the widow of Joe D. Terrell, who died in 1989, and was a homemaker and member of Sandy Branch Primitive Baptist Church. She had lived in this area all her life. Survivors include a son, George Mack Terrell of Martin; a daughter, Katheryn Allen of Memphis; and five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sisters.

James H. Emmons
James H. Emmons, 76, of Germantown died Feb. 29, 2000, at his home. He was the father of James M. Emmons of Union City. Services with full military honors will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, with Dr. Roy Stauffer officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum in Memphis. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 this evening. Pallbearers will be Aubon Ishe, L.M. Sharp, Carroll H. Sharp, J.B. Moss, Bob Lawrence, Sharp Emmons and Brian Woodruff. The family requests that memorials be made to Lindenwood Christian Church at 2400 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38112 or the church or charity of the donor's choice. He was born July 21, 1923, in Memphis, son of the late A.C. and Mabel A. Emmons. He had been married to Dorothy (Sharp) Emmons for 56 years and was a retired jeweler. A graduate of Columbia Military Academy, he had done post-graduate work there and had served as captain and drum major of the band. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in both World War II and the Korean conflict, earning the rank of captain in the infantry. He was a member of Lindenwood Christian Church and was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner. Other survivors include his daughter, Deborah E. Maxey of Bartlett; his daughter-in-law, Jill Emmons of Union City; and five grandchildren, Amanda Emmons of Macon, Ga., Sharp Emmons of Nashville, Brian E. Woodruff of Hillsboro, Ore., Angelia D. Woodruff of Palm Bay, Fla., and Jessica L. Maxey of Bartlett. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Lynn Emmons.

Cathie Ferrell
Cathie Marie (McKinney) Ferrell, 58, of 407 Arch St. in Fulton died 2 p.m. Feb. 29, 2000, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Vanderford Funeral Home in South Fulton. She was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Fulton County, Ky., and was a member of Brooks Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Fulton. She was a graduate of the former River View High School in Hickman, Ky., and was a retired nurse's assistant who had been employed at Haws Memorial Nursing Home in Fulton and at Purchase District Health Agency. Survivors include her mother, Gwendolyn McKinney of Fulton; two sons, Willie McKinney of Fulton and Anthony Ferrell of Paducah, Ky.; two daughters, Donna Ingram and Bridgett Ferrell, both of Fulton; four sisters, Beverly Jean Vanderford of South Fulton, Linda Sue Cooper and Marva McKinney, both of St. Louis, and Debbiar McKinney of Paducah; a brother, Larry McKinney of South Fulton; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Wardell McKinney; her sister, Johnnie Ruth Wynn; two brothers, James Nelson McKinney and Wardell McKinney Jr.; and her husband, Thomas Ferrell.

Vera Lee Kuykendall
Vera Lee (Crabtree) Kuykendall, 84, of Ridgely, formerly of Spring Hill, Fla., and Paris, died Nov. 6, 2004, at Spring Hill Health & Rehab in Florida. Services were set for 1 p.m. today at J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home's Ridgely chapel. Burial was to follow in Elbridge Cemetery. The Rev. Parks Thurmond was to officiate. Pallbearers were to be Garrett Booth, Robert Feltner, Sam Cosby, Daniel Callens and Frank Callens. Mrs. Kuykendall was born March 17, 1920, in Lake County, daughter of the late Claude Lee and Laura May (McCallie) Crabtree. She was married to Robert "Bat" Kuykendall, who died in 1959. She was a member of Russwood Baptist Church in Paris and had been employed in quality control in a factory. Survivors include two daughters, Mickey Cosby of Melvindale, Mich., and Imogene (Kuykendall) Booth of Spring Hill; her sister, Martha Ann Breeden of Ridgely; five grandchildren, Robert D. Feltner of Melvindale, Charles W. Booth and Garrett Booth, both of Spring Hill, Dwayne Booth of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Michelle Vadell of Minot, N.D.; eight great-grandchildren, C.J. Feltner, Jamie Feltner, Robert Feltner and Brett Feltner, all of Michigan, Whitney Ann Booth, Charles W. Booth III and Wallace E. Booth, all of Florida, and Victoria Grace Vadell of North Dakota; two nieces, Jo Ann Gamble and Claudie Callen, both of Ridgely; and her nephew, Terry Prince of Ridgely. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Sue Kuykendall; her grandson, Charlie Feltner; and her sister, Imogene Crabtree.

Tommy Hedgepath
Tommy Hedgepath, 48, of Ridgely died Nov. 9, 2004, at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Curry's Ridgely Chapel, with burial following in New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. The Rev. Ed Endsley and Dorothy Rogers will officiate. Pallbearers will be Chris Hedgepath, James Robert Hedgepath Jr., Darrell Olithant, Josh Hedgepath, Jimmy Adair and Ronnie Flowers. Friends may call at the funeral home 6-8 this evening. Johnson Funeral Home in Newbern is in charge of arrangements. He was born Sept. 27, 1956, in St. Louis, son of the late Robert Roy and Anna Bell (Mills) Hedgepath. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his son, Jeremy Hedgepath of Tiptonville; his sister, Dorothy Rogers of Tiptonville; three brothers, John Hedgepath of Johnson City, William Hedgepath of Henning and James Robert Hedgepath Sr. of Union City; and his grandson, Jeremiah Thomas Hedgepath of Tiptonville. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Debra Ann Long; and his brother, Richard Hedgepath.

Vance Benton
The Messenger has received word of the death of Herbert "Vance" Benton II, 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., a former resident of Union City, who died Oct. 24, 2004, in Quartzite, Ariz. Services were held Nov. 2 at Whitney-Murphy Funeral Home in Phoenix. He was born May 3, 1945, in Ashland, Wisc., son of Geraldine Benton Blackburn of Memphis and the late Herbert Benton. He moved to Union City as a child and attended school in the local school system, graduating from Union City High School in 1963. He was active in the UCHS band and won the prestigious Arion Award his senior year. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1964 and was stationed in Colorado Springs, Colo., for four years, fulfilling his duty to the Air Force and then going to work for Bell Helicopter in Dallas. He lived in several countries, including Iran, during his employment. He later was employed by IBM, retiring in 1996 and beginning his own company, CST Client Server Technologies Inc., in Phoenix. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Geraldine and Robert Blackburn of Memphis; his sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Robert Clemons of Union City; his stepbrother and his wife, David and Sondra Blackburn of Olive Branch, Miss.; his stepsister and her husband, Cathy and Larry Gaither of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Herbert Vance Benton III of West Allis, Wisc., and Michael Herbert Benton of Phoenix, presently serving in Baghdad, Iraq; his daughter, Tonya Marie Benton of Iron Mountain, Mich.; three granddaughters, Cheyenne Benton, Christina Magin and Juliann Morrison; his high school sweethert and fiancée, Eugenie (Naranjo) Jones of Clinton, Ky., whom he was to have married Nov. 6; his niece, Angie Clemons of Union City; and his nephew, Russell Clemons of Union City. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, H.D. and Wynona Bowden of Union City and Merton and Viola Benton of Bayfield, Wisc.; his sister, Andrea Benton of Memphis; and his nephew, Joseph Vance Clemons of Union City.


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