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Hopewell Cemetery ~ Gleason, TN

Hopewell  Cemetery, located within the city limits of Gleason on Hopewell street,  is a  quiet  and serene place for eternal rest.  The old section of the Cemetery dates back into the mid 1800’s. Lots are available for sale in newer sections of the Cemetery .  The grounds are carefully maintained by a local mowing contractor.  Hopewell is a community Cemetery with Perpetual Care of the grounds being  funded solely by burial plot sales and private individual donations .

The Gleason Rotary Club has a Memorial Day fund drive each year where folks can either come by the Cemetery and give donations or mail donations to the Rotary Club or The Bank of Gleason.

Many citizens of Gleason, who have been so faithful year after year with their generous donations are now gone and are now buried at Hopewell.  It is important that a new generation of concerned citizens insure that the cemetery is well maintained, in memory of those who have passed and for those who will choose Hopewell as their final resting place. The Hopewell  Cemetery Committee would be grateful  for any donations to the cemeteries perpetual care account and  acknowledges donations received any time during  the year. A listing of the names of those donating each year will appear on the Obituary Page unless the donor asks not to be recognized, at the time of the donation.

Donations can be sent to : Bank of Gleason, Attention: Ron Arnold,  P.O. Box 231, Gleason, TN  38229

The Hopewell Cemetery Committe

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While the Hopewell Cemetery of today appears to have originally served as a church cemetery for "Hopewell Church", located in Gleason and established sometime during the 1800's, there is little additional historical information available.

 

We would ask that anyone who can provide pictures or additional historical information regarding the history of the old Hopewell Church or Hopewell Cemetery, send this information to the above address so it can be added to this website.

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New Valley Cemetery ~ Gleason, TN

New Valley Cemetery is located adjacent to New Valley United Methodist Church, between McKenzie and Gleason on New Valley Road.  Like Hopewell, the original section of the cemetery dates back well into the 1800’s. Perpetual Care of the cemetery (which includes mowing by a local contractor) is funded separately from New Valley United Methodist Church,  with funds coming solely from  private individual donations and proceeds from the sale of burial plots. Lots in the new section of the cemetery are currently available. Individual plots can be purchased by contacting Charles Anderson at 731-695-5753 and are priced at $300.00 per plot.

Donations are welcome at any time during the year. The New Valley Cemetery Committee would be very grateful for your support and  happy to acknowledge your donations.

Checks for donations should be made payable to the New Valley Cemetery Fund and can be sent to: Bank of Gleason, Attention: Mark Hagler,  P.O. Box 231, Gleason, TN  38229 or dropped off at Ross Tax & Business Services, Gleason Mall, Gleason, TN.

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As with Hopewell Cemetery, there is little additional information available regarding the history of New Valley Cemetery.

 

We would likewise ask that anyone who can provide old pictures or additional historical information about New Valley Cemetery send this information to the address listed above.

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Carol Sue (Trevathan) Price

1942 - 2014

HENDERSONVILLE, TN: Carol Sue (Trevathan) Price , age 71, passed away on November 24, 2014, at her daughter's home in Hendersonville, TN, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Born on December 21, 1942, in Martin, TN, to Ellis Trevathan and Rosa White Trevathan, Sue, as she was known, grew up in Gleason, TN, and graduated from Gleason High School. After graduation, Sue attended Lambuth College, where she met her future husband, James K. Price. The two were married on June 28, 1964, in Gleason, TN, and moved to Madison, NJ, where her husband, Jim, attended Drew University, and later, Seminary. She was now the wife of a Methodist Minister. Sue's duties as a Minister's wife did not consume her entirely; she was an interior decorator/designer with her own business and had a knack for finding, restoring, and collecting beautiful antiques, which she cleverly placed in her home. She always knew how to transform something ordinary and make it elegant. Jim and Sue were happily married for 33 years until she was widowed in 1996. After her husband's death, she moved back to her beloved state of TN to be closer to her parents and siblings. She bought a house in the historic district of East Nashville and proceeded to work her decorating "magic" on her beautifully restored craftsman home. For many years, her house was featured in a tour run by the East Nashville Historic Society. Sue was a loving daughter, mother, aunt, sister, and wife She was beautiful, clever, truthful, and cool. There will never be another "Christmas Carol." She is survived by her four children: Shaunda Kohls, of Hendersonville, TN; Anita Delihasani, of Franklin, NJ; Ken Price of Nashville, TN; and Reuben Price, of Savannah, GA. Sue is also survived by five sisters: Rubye Snider of Gleason, TN; Kaye Hynds of Martin, TN; Rosemary Evans of Tupelo, MS; Nancy Wyman of Cookeville, TN; and Anita Knowles of Franklin, TN; many nieces and nephews, and ten grandchildren. At Sue's request, a party has been planned to celebrate her life. It will be held at the Kohls residence on March 21, 2015. If you would like to be included, please e-mail smkohls@comcast.net.

 

Please share your condolences and/or memories online at nashvillefuneralandcremation.com; e-mail them to Shaunda Kohls or send them to Shaunda Kohls, 104 Pembroke Ct., Hendersonville, TN, 37075.

 

Robert "Bob" Fanning
1933 - 2014

GLEASON: Funeral services for Mr. Bob Fanning, 81 of Gleason, were held Friday, December 12, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the 1st United Methodist Church in Gleason, with burial in Hopewell Cemetery with full Military Honors. Mr. Fanning was preceded in death by his Wife Peggy Sue Dunn Fanning, and is survived by daughters Cathy (Roger) Janes of Gleason, Bobbie Sue (Kerry) Arnold of Dresden, and Donna (Steve) Jones of Gleason, and a sister, Diane Wellspring of Nashville, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Fanning was retired from the United States Air Force where he served in Korea and Vietnam.

 

Julia Kay Rich
1944 - 2014

GLEASON: Services for Julia Kay Rich, 70 of Gleason were held Sunday November 30, 2014, at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery. Julia was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Laurine Miller Dunn, She  is survived by one son Brad (Malita) Rich of Gleason, daughters Stacey (Britt) Blackburn of Gleason, and Brittany(Steven) Mitchell of Martin, one sister Beverly (Robert) Orr of Gleason, and 4 grandchildren.  Julia was a longtime member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, a retired teacher and administrator with Weakley County Schools, and also a former Weakley County Commissioner.

 

Dessie Anderson

1926 - 2014

Gleason: Funeral services for  88 of Gleason, were held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery.  Dessie was preceded in death by her husband Paul Anderson, and is survived by one daughter, Brenda Anderson of Gleason. Dessie was retired from the H.I.S. factory in Gleason.

 

Leon Inglish

1930 - 2014

GLEASON: Services for Leon Inglish were held on  Monday November 24th at 1PM. at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason with burial in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mr. Inglish is survived by one son - Larry Inglish, daughter - Myra Johnston, Step-daughter - Kathy Joyce, step-son Steve King, brother - David Inglish, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan Inglish.

 

MARY HILL

1958-2014
GLEASON:
Services for Mary Hill, age 56, were held Monday, November 10, 2014, at 1 pm at the Gleason First United Methodist Church, with burial following in Everetts Chapel Cemetery. Visitation was at the church on Sunday from 3pm until 7pm, and noon Monday until service time. Mary was preceded in preceded in death by her father Thomas Fowler, and one brother John Edward Fowler, and is survived by her husband Oland of Martin, mother Julia Fowler of Gleason, daughters, Mary Helen Dotson, Melissa Lee Brinkley, and Julia Michelle Brinkley all of Martin, one brother Thomas Scott Fowler of Gleason, one sister Kris Capua of Martin, and 5 grandchildren.

 

JUNE COSBY

1929 - 2014

GLEASON: Services for June Cosby, 85 of Gleason, were held Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 11:00 am, at the Gleason 1st United Methodist Church, with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. June was preceded in death by her husband Walter Baker Cosby, and is survived by 2 sons Greg Cosby of Gleason, and Jeff Cosby of McKenzie, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
 

BOB STEVE WRAY

1919-2014

Bob Steve Wray(Gleason Chapel)GLEASON: Bob Steve Wray, 94, of Gleason, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Gleason. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Wray was born on November 17, 1919, in Gleason to Sam and Bertie Wray. He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Gleason and a veteran of the United States Navy. He served in WWII in the battle of the U.S.S. Yorktown, which was sunk at the Battle of Midway. After 30 years of service, he retired from the U.S. Post Office in 1992. Mr. Wray was married to his loving wife Katherine (Duke) Wray for 61 years. They were beloved UMYF counselors for several years and influenced the lives of many young people in Gleason. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, and brothers Woodrow, Thomas, Bill and Buford (Jug). He is survived by his loving daughters, Kitty (Johnny) Oliver of Gleason, Leesa (Steve) Tucker of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Jan (Mike) Hollowell of Tullahoma, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Shelly Bryan Bowers, Jay Oliver, Courtney Bryan Baker, Carrie Hollowell Wilhoit, Ryan Tucker, Joshua Hollowell, Evan Tucker, Leigha Hollowell and Katie Tucker; and seven great-grandchildren, Seth Bowers, Brayden Baker, Kaylen Baker, Maggie Oliver, Mollie Oliver, Ayden Hollowell and Eli Rodriguez. The family requests memorials be sent to Gleason First United Methodist Church.

 

Leora "Buddy" Robison

1935 - 2014

GLEASON: Services for Buddy Robison, 78 of Gleason, were held Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Gleason First Baptist Church, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Robison is survived by his wife Bobbye Lu Robison, son Rusty (Pam Robison of Springville, two daughters, Kris Morse of Gleason, and Kim Sturgeon of Trenton, and 7 grandchildren. Mr. Buddy was a Pharmacist, and a United States Navy Veteran.

 

ABBY LEIGH STEELE

1980 - 2014

GLEASON: Memorial services for Abby Steele, 34 of Gleason, were held Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Gleason First United Methodist Church. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements. Service was officiated by Brother Gene Price and Ben Rainey. Abby is survived by her parents Stan and Janice Floyd Steele of Gleason, and one brother Isaac Steele of Jackson, TN.

 

RAYMOND L. WILSON

1932 - 2014

GLEASON: Raymond L. Wilson age 82, of Gleason, died August 13, 2014 at the McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN. Graveside services for Mr. Wilson were held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:30AM at Tansil Cemetery near Sharon,TN.  Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife Mary Ann Brannon Wilson of Gleason, TN., his son Mark Wilson of Dresden, two daughters, Tina (Eddy) Tune of Smyrna and Susan (Ricky) Elliott of Dresden. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Charles, John Thomas "Jack", and Clarence Wilson and one sister, Eileen Drerup.  Mr. Wilson was born June 1, 1932 in Dresden, TN to the late Clarence A. and Neva Pearl Wilkins Wilson. He was a supervisor with the Weakley County Electric Company and a member of the Gleason Church of Christ. He was also a retired Sergeant with the Tennessee National Guard.

 

WILLIAM DERRELL LAMPKINS

1940 - 2014

William Derrell Lampkins(Gleason Chapel)GLEASON: Services for Derrell Lampkins, 73 of Gleason, were held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00 am, at the Gleason First Baptist Church, with burial following in Rushing Memorial Cemetery. He is survived by his wife June of Gleason, son Carey (Dawn) Lampkins of Gleason, daughter Patricia Kim Lampkins of Cordova, sisters Carolyn Dunn of Gleason, and Joye Windsor of Hopkinsville, KY. two grandchildren, Dalis, and Jagger Lampkins of Gleason.

 

 

JOE DUDLEY STEWART

1936 - 2014

GLEASON: Services for Joe Stewart, 77 of Gleason, were held Wednesday, July23, 2014, at the Gleason 1st Baptist Church, at 3:00 pm, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery. Joe is survived by his wife Peggy of Gleason, sons Rickey of Doyles Town, PA, and Ronnie of Gleason, a daughter, Rachel Stewart of Nashville, brother Tommy of Port Charlotte, FL, Sisters Barbara Wright, Sue Fuller, and Linda Lenox all of Niles, MI, and granddaughters, Lindsey Strawser, and Chloe Stewart.

 

EULA FAY BEASLEY

1921 - 2014

GLEASON: Eula Fay Beasley, 83, of Gleason, died July 20, 2014 at McKenzie Healthcare. She was a member of Gleason First Baptist Church.  Services were July 22, 2014 at Gleason Baptist Church. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Keith Sumner officiated the ceremony. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. She is preceded in death by her parents, Chesley E. Higgins and Bobbie Kellan, husband, Williams Atkins and husband Robert Beasley.  She is survived by two sisters, Martha Hopper and Rubye Phelps, both of Gleason.
 

WENDELL INAUDIA REED

1917 - 2014

GLEASON: Wendell Inaudia Reed, 96 years and nine months, of Gleason, went to be his Lord on July 3, 2014. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Gleason, July 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. Bro. Kenny Carr of Long Heights Baptist Church, McKenzie, officiated the service and was assisted by Bro. Keith Sumner, First Baptist Church, Gleason and Bro. Gary Stafford, Interim Minister of Education, Second Baptist Church, Union City. Burial followed in Everett's Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie. The pallbearers were Roger Reed, Richie Reed, John Robert Reed, Alan Reed, Donald Dugger and Pert Pritchett. Mr. Reed was born to William Inaudia and Annie Reed on October 30, 1917 in McKenzie. He lived most of his life in Gleason, but served his country briefly in Washington, D.C. There he met and married Florence Etta Barrett from Burgess, Virginia. They were married 68 years. She preceded him in death one and half years ago, and he has resided in the Union City Manor in Union City since then. He had one brother, Rondell Reed, who preceded him in death.  He graduated from Gleason High School in 1935, Bethel College in 1941 with a B.S., Peabody College for Teachers with a M.A. in 1950. He taught Biology, Chemistry and general science for 42 years at Gleason High School. He also served as the girl's basketball coach for several years.   He was a member of First Baptist Church, Gleason and taught Sunday School for many years.He loved the Bethel College Girl's Basketball Team, Tennessee Lady Vol's Basketball team and the St. Louis Cardinals. After he retired, he became an avid fisherman, squirrel/quail hunter and enjoyed gardening and raising cattle. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Reed Segraves, a son in law, Melton LeRoy Segraves, Union City, and two grandchildren, Chad Alan Segravces (wife, Leslie), of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Carrie Ann Segraves Hogan (husband, Clay) of Memphis, Tenn. He was proud of his four surviving great grandchildren, Ivy Collier Hogan, David Clay Hogan, Joeli Rae Segraves, Eden Samuel Segraves, and Joy Neal Segraves, who preceded him in death.  

 

JACK EDWARD RILEY

1943-2014

GLEASON: Jack Edward Riley, 70, of Gleason, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Paris. Mr. Riley was born on June 21, 1943 in California to the late John Riley and Adonia Bishop. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Paris. He is survived by: his wife, Sue Gilbert Riley; a son, Scott Riley; and a daughter, Una Johnson, all of Gleason; and four sisters, Diane Mahar of Michigan, Joyce Wilhelm of Oklahoma, JoAnn Riley of Iowa, and Rhonda Sherwood of Michigan.

 

CLYDE BELEW

1936-2014

GLEASON: Clyde Belew, 77, of Gleason, Tenn., died May 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1936 in Milan, Tenn. to the late Ralph and Annie Mayo Belew. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked at the Milan Arsenal. He was a member of Gleason First United Methodist Church. Mr. Belew is survived by his wife Marolyn Babb Belew of Gleason, three sons, Troy (Toni) of Henderson, Tenn., Tracy (Robin) of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Eric (Samantha) of Fulton, Ky.; brothers Jimmy and Charles (Pam), both of Gleason; and sisters Myra Belew and Mary Alice (Bob) James, both of Gleason, and Donnie Hood of Milan; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Services for Mr. Belew were May 25 at the Gleason First United Methodist Church, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery.

 

VIRGINIA LUCILLE CONEY JOHNSON

1931 - 2014

GLEASON: Virginia Lucille Coney Johnson, 83, of Gleason, TN, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Union City, TN. Funeral services were Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Grove Hill Cemetery near Dresden, TN.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Rector, AR to the late Sam Houston and Pauline Stacks Coney. She was a housewife. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Dean Johnson, Sr., and a son, Bobby Dean Johnson, Jr. Mrs. Johnson is survived by a son, Mark J. (Shanda) Johnson of Troy, TN; three grandchildren, Luke Laster, Riley Laster, and Daniel Turner; and a brother,  Bobby Gene (Claudia) Coney of Conway, AR. 

 

MARTHA ELIZABETH OLIVER

1929 - 2014

GLEASON: Martha Elizabeth Oliver, 85, died Thursday, May 15 at the Regional Hospital of Jackson.  She was born April 20, 1929 in Gleason. She was a retired factory worker of W.F. Hall Printing Co. of Dresden. She was preceded in death by her father, Lowell Thomas Roberts Sr., mother, Esther Nield, brother, L. T. Roberts, Jr., and one grandson, Dylan Adams. She is survived by four daughters, Joy (Richard) Adams of Dresden, Frances (Delano) Hamilton of Michigan, Jayne Oliver of Martin, and Heather Oliver of Dresden; one brother, G. W. Roberts of Milan; three sisters, Evelyn Hoffman of Florida, Imogene Childers of Trenton, and Mary Frances Blackburn of Greenfield; eight grand children, six great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Graveside Services were held Sunday, May 18 at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Richard Adams officiated the services.

 

DUANE SNYDER

1929-2014

Gleason: Duane Snyder, 84, of Gleason, Tenn., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Hillview Nursing Home in Dresden, Tenn. He was born June 17, 1929 in Gleason to the late Joseph and Molly Snider. He was a retired fire chief with the Memphis Fire Department. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jane Bowlin Snyder; one daughter, Sheila Ruth Snyder; three brothers, Ali B., O. F., and Verdean; and one sister, Blanche Bullock. He is survived by his daughters, Diane Webb (Trent) of Memphis, Debbie Rutledge of Hernando, Miss., and Cassie Duncan (B. T.) of Olive Branch, Miss.; a brother, Dudley Snider of Gleason, and a sister, Mary Kemp of Dresden; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services for Mr. Snyder were March 8 at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason, with burial following in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

 

LARRY GENE WILSON

1951- 2014

GLEASON: Services for Larry Wilson, 63 of Gleason, were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2014,at 2:00 pm, at Jolley Springs Baptist Church, with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents Doug and Lynette Lambert Wilson and a brother Russell Wilson. He is survived by his wife Charlene Nanney Wilson of Gleason, one son Dustin Wilson of Reagan, TN, one daughter, Christie (Kent) Arnold of Burns, TN, one brother Ray Wilson of Dresden, one sister, Connie Oliver of Milan and 4 grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was a member and deacon at Jolley Springs Baptist Church.

 

Charles dewayne Flowers

1941 - 2014

Gleason: Mr . Charles Dewayne Flowers,72 of Gleason, died February 11, 2014 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Mr. Flowers was a self-employed lawn care provider. He was born September 27, 1941 in Waverly, TN to the late Robert Flowers and Gladys Estelle Turner. He is also preceded in death by a son, Patrick Flowers. He is survived by his wife Patsy Youngblood Flowers, son Jacob Flowers, daughters, Angela Cox and Amanda Mancell, brothers, Bobby, Jerry, and Billy Flowers, and sisters Ruby Mullins and Patricia Toombs, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at 10:00 am at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason, with burial following in Spann Cemetery

 

George Franklin Wilkes

1924 - 2014

GLEASON: George Franklin Wilkes, 88, of Gleason, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services for Mr. Wilkes were held Friday, January 17, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Steve Boone officiated the services. Mr. Wilkes was a machinist and a farmer. He was a WWII United States Navy veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church. Mr. Wilkes was born July 30, 1925, in Laverne, Tennessee to the late Jonathon Jackson Wilkes and Etta Trevathan. Mr. Wilkes is survived by his wife, Robbie McPeak Wilkes of Gleason; three sons, Danny (Betty) Page of Orlando, Florida, George (Lynn) Wilkes, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and John (Amy) Wilkes of Gleason; two daughters, Angela (Glenn) Robertson of Valparaiso, Indiana, and Janine (Shannon) Dunlap of Jackson; one sister, Patty Jane Renfrow of Louisville, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

 

RONNIE BOONE

1948 - 2014

PARIS: Ronnie Boone, 65, formerly of Gleason, died Monday, January 6, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Boone were held Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Paris. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden. Steve Boone and Dr. Robert D. Martin officiated the services. Ridgeway Funeral Home of Paris was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Boone retired as a purchasing agent for Hayes-Lammerz International in Gainesville, Georgia and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Paris. He was born August 15, 1948, in Tiptonville, to the late Earl D. Boone and Lorene Smith Boone. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boone was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lennie Boone, Bobby Boone, and Lamon Boone. Mr. Boone is survived by his wife, whom he married June 18, 1984, Darla Hodges Boone of Paris; three sisters, Grace L. Boone of Dresden, Margie Cunningham of Dresden, and Martha (Harry “Roho”) Sublett of Martin; and four brothers, Hershel Boone of Gleason, Aaron T. Boone of Dresden, Billy D. (Judy) Boone of Florence, South Carolina, and Jerry L. (Lyndia) Boone of Greenfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 25, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Roy Arl Travillian

1914 - 2014

GLEASON: Roy Arl Travillian, age 99, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Paris Healthcare, Paris, Tenn. He was born March 24, 1914 in Piggott, Arkansas to the late Elbert (Ebb) Reavis and Daisy Dean Hughes Travillian. He was a longtime resident of both McKenzie and Gleason and most recently of Lakeside Retirement Community. He was a wholesale business owner, farmer, and a member of the board of the Bank of Gleason. He was a 70-year member of Caledonia and Gleason Masonic Lodges, Royal Arch and Eastern Star. He was a member of Gleason Rotary Club and was selected Gleason Man of the Year in 1999. He loved gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends. He was also an avid sports fan, especially of Bethel basketball, where for many years he bought the first season ticket. Roy was a faithful member and elder of both McKenzie and Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian churches. Education was an important part of his life even though he struggled to finish high school during the depression. His grandfather was the first Weakley County Superintendent of Schools and Roy was adamant that all his children go to college. After he retired he entered Bethel College and after having perfect attendance for four years, graduated in 1982 at age 68. He wrote and published a book, Roy's Tales, Facts and Fiction in 1994 and in 1997 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Bethel College. Mary Ellizabeth Owen was the love of his life and partner for 62 years before her death in 2004. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Noah, Glen and Inloe Travillian and a sister, Mary Edmonston. He is survived by one son, Bobby (Cyd) Travillian of Paris and three daughters, Lynda (David) Lankford of McKenzie, Carolyn (Lindell) Roney and Beverly Spain, both of Gleason. He had nine grandchildren: Jennifer (Robby) Cole, Jonathan (Christy) Lankford, Amy (Lee) Lawrence, Jamie (Jennifer) Roney, Adrienne (Keith) Chu, Katie Spain, Chris (Vonda) Rhodes, Jon (Lisa) Rhodes and Aaron Travillian. He also leaves twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Monday, December 23, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason by the Reverend Jerry Lawson of Ackerman, Miss. Gleason F&AM Lodge performed Masonic Rites. Interment was in Rushing Memorial Cemetery in Gleason. Pallbearers were Jonathan Lankford, Robby Cole, Jamie Roney, Lee Lawrence, Keith Chu, Chris Rhodes, Jon Rhodes and Aaron Travillian.
 

Mary Frances Allmon

1923 - 2013

GLEASON: Mary Frances Allmon, 90, of Gleason, died Saturday, November 23, 2013, at her residence.  Funeral services for Mrs. Allmon were held Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason.  Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.  Bro. Keith Sumner officiated the services

 

LYNDELL BEASLEY

1934 - 2013

GLEASON: Lyndell Beasley, 79, of Gleason, TN died Monday, September 30, 2013 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Gleason First Baptist Church with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason, TN. Mr. Beasley was born January 15, 1934 in Weakley County, TN to the late Hillman and Beatrice Hedge Beasley. He was a cowboy for Spinks Farms, a Captain on the Riverboat and a gravedigger. He was a member of Gleason First Baptist Church and a U.S. Army Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Laudell Beasley. Mr. Beasley is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Martin Beasley of Gleason, son; Bradley Martin Beasley of Florida, sisters; Jessie Faye Mayfield of Jackson, MS and Betty Jean Hunt of Martin, TN. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Danielle Lee Patton of Tiptonville, TN, Sarah Elizabeth Ellis and Madison Marie Dellinger both of Gleason, 5 great grandchildren, Elijah Malike Young, Hallee Amya Young, Hayden Maleah Beasley, Damon Rowen Ellis and Andrew Korbyn Ellis all of Gleason.

 

DALE ALBERT HANZl

GLEASON: Dale Albert Hanzl, 54, of Gleason, died Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.  A memorial service was held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Maplewood Baptist Church..  Dr. Cory Cain officiated the services.  McEvoy Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements. 

 

BARBARA JEAN HUNT

1939 - 2013

GLEASON:  Services for Barbara Jean Hunt, 74, were held Sunday, August 4, 2013, at 12:00 pm at Williams Chapel in Gleason, with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery. She is survived by one son Kevin (RaeAnn) Hunt of Crown Point, IN, daughters Donna (Mike) Stigall of Martin, Rhonda (George) Foss of Romeoville, IL. and Lisa (Tom) Reiss of Elgin, IL, one brother Ronnie Holland of Gleason, and one sister Pam( Gene) McKee also of Gleason, and 11 grandchildren, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Raybon "Sonny" Hunt, and a son Charles Hunt.

 

ADA FERRARI BOBBITT

1922 - 2013

GLEASON: Ada Ferrari Bobbitt, 90, died in Lakeland, Florida, on June 5, 2013. Graveside services for Mrs. Bobbitt were held Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Ada was born in The Republic of Panama on October 25, 1922. She came to the United States for graduate work at the University of Oregon. Her career took her to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she met and married Gleason native Randall Bobbitt. Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Edgar Bobbitt; two sisters; and three brothers. She is survived by one sister, Perla Hertel of Mulberry, Florida; and one brother, Georgeo Ferrari of Panama

 

LARRY EUGENE DANIEL

1944 - 2013

GLEASON: Larry Eugene Daniel, 68, of Gleason, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Daniel were held Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 1:00 p. m. at Liberty Apostolic Church in Dresden. Burial followed at Liberty Apostolic Cemetery. Bro. Ted Wade officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Daniel was a mechanic at H. C. Spinks and a member of Liberty Apostolic Church in Dresden. He was born November 8, 1944, son of the late John W. Daniel and Lucille Daniel. Mr. Daniel is survived by his wife, Katie Wallace Daniel of Gleason; one son, Chad (Brandy) Daniel of Greenfield; one daughter, Stacey (John) Lavra of Phoenix, Arizona; two brothers, James (Judy) Daniel of Big Sandy, and Gary (Betty) Daniel of McKenzie; two sisters, Lesia Daniel of Jackson, and Dorothy Cherry of Gleason; and five grandchildren.

 

DEBBIE R. BARKER

1960 - 2013

GLEASON: Debbie R. Barker, 52, of Gleason, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at her residence. Graveside services for Ms. Barker were held Friday, May 17, 2013, at 1:00 p. m. at Walker Cemetery in Paris. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Ms. Barker was a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. She was born November 1, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Barker is survived by one son, Chris Hilliard of Gleason; one daughter, Kami Hilliard of Camden; one stepson, Dusty Davidson of Martin; one brother, Daryl Ross of Greenfield; and three grandchildren.

 

PAUL CRAWFORD

1945 - 2013

GLEASON: Paul Crawford, 67, of Gleason, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Crawford were held Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris. Burial followed at Olive Branch Cemetery. Bro. Tony Michael, pastor of Jolley Springs Baptist Church, officiated the services. Pallbearers were: Jimmy Wynn, Jackie Madden, Gary Casey, Danny Dawson, Robert Summers, and Stanley Timms. Mr. Crawford was born August 17, 1945, in Henry County, to the late Homer Thomas Crawford and Vera Frensley Crawford. He formerly worked at Holley Carburetor and General Tire in Mayfield, Kentucky, and was a former member of the National Guard. Mr. Crawford was a member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church. He graduated from Cottage Grove High School and Tennessee Technology Center of Paris. Mr. Crawford was also an avid outdoorsman. Mr. Crawford is survived by his wife, Linda Moody Crawford of Gleason, whom he married November 21, 1970; one daughter, Anita Crawford of Gleason; one son, Luke (Jennifer) Crawford of Paris; three sisters, Ruby Barnes of Memphis, Mary (Gerald) Moon of Gleason, and Norma Sue Crawford of Rochester, Michigan; one brother, Thomas (Donna) Crawford of Ash Flat, Arkansas; and three grandchildren, Lacy, Isabella and Logan.

 

J. C. CAREY
1947-2013

GLEASON: J. C. Carey, 65, of Gleason, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Carey were held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 2:00 p. m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church in Gleason. Burial followed at Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Bro. Gene Price officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Carey was a Physician’s Assistant for the Gleason Clinic and a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. He was born November 23, 1947, in Kennett, Missouri, to the late Gordon Carey and Mammie Carey. Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Angie Carey of Gleason; and two sons, Joshua Eli Carey of Piney Flats, Tennessee, and Lucas Adam Carey of Cockeysville, Maryland.

 

Lena Mae SuddatH

1931 - 2013

Gleason: Lena Mae Suddath, 81, of Gleason, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Henry County Healthcare. Funeral services for Mrs. Suddath were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11:00 a. m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at West Union Cemetery in Dresden. Bro. Gene Price officiated the services. Mrs. Suddath was a beautician. She was born December 15, 1931, in Gleason, to the late John Douglas Johnson and Donnie Mae Hays. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Suddath was also preceded in death by her husband, Austin Ray Suddath. Mrs. Suddath is survived by one son, Richard (Lorie) Suddath of Dresden; two daughters, Alice (Dan) Crossno of Paris, and Peggy (George) Crawford of Gleason; one brother, Doug (Jozella) Johnson of Gleason; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

DOSSIE FRANKLIN WHEATLEY

1937- 2013

HUNTINGDON: Rev. Dossie Franklin Wheatley, 75 of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Carroll Lake Golf Club in McKenzie, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church, 201 Asbury Circle, Huntingdon, TN 38344. Memorial services were held on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Huntingdon First United Methodist Church. Bro. Jerry Carr and Bro. Jerry Jeffords officiated the service. Rev. Wheatley was born December 18, 1937 in Benton County, Tennessee to the late Joe Buren and Martha Lucille (Potts) Wheatley. He was a retired United Methodist Minister, a member of the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Huntingdon Masonic Lodge #106. He loved God, his church, his family and golfing. He is survived by his wife Nancy Wheatley, two daughters, Marianne Archer (husband John, Jr.) of Jackson, Penny Comes (fiancé Greg Wilson) of Memphis, one son, Dr. Kevin Wheatley (wife Susan) of Huntingdon, his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Underwood of Jackson, two brothers, Baxter Wheatley (wife Carlyne) of Union City, and Bill Wheatley (wife Brenda) of Jackson. He was also preceded in death by one brother, J. G. Wheatley. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, Kent Archer, Scott Archer, Sara Piercey, Emily Piercey, Sam Comes, John Wheatley, Lisa Wheatley, Thomas Wheatley, and one great granddaughter, Kalysta King.

 

GLYNN FLOYD ATKINS

1932 -2013

GLEASON: Glynn Floyd Atkins, 80, of Gleason, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Atkins were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 10:00 a. m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at Tumbling Creek Cemetery in Gleason. David VanWyk and Mathew Luccio officiated the services. Mr. Atkins worked for National Supply and was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. He was born March 27, 1932, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Aubrey Atkins and Louise Atkins.Mr. Atkins is survived by his wife, Shirley (Hubbard) Atkins of Gleason; and two daughters, Shirley Louise (Howard) Phanspiel of California, and Layrie Leigh (John) Sapp of Gleason.

 

KAREN LOUISE RIDDLE

1967 - 2013

GLEASON: Karen Louise Riddle, 45, of Gleason, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Memorial services for Mrs. Riddle will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 6:00 p. m. at Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie. Bro. Kenny Carr will officiate the services. Bowlin Funeral Home of Dresden is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Riddle was a teacher for Northwest TN Head Start in McKenzie and a member of the Gleason First Baptist Church. She was born May 13, 1967, in West Plains, Missouri, to Bobby Lee King and the late Judy Faye Moss King. Mrs. Riddle is survived by her husband, Lonnie Riddle of Gleason; one daughter, Jamie Lee Chapman of Martin; one son, Jeremy Lee Riddle of Gleason; her father, Bobby Lee King of Batesville, Arkansas; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to Bile Duct Cancer Research

 

CHARLES RAY BEASLEY

1954-2013

GLEASON: Charles Ray Beasley, 58, of Gleason, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at McKenzie Regional Hospital.  Funeral services for Mr. Beasley were held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the McKenzie Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason.  Tony Janner and Trent Bullock officiated the services.  Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Beasley was the owner/operator of the Dairy Queen in McKenzie.  He was born August 30, 1954, in Franklin, Tennessee, to William "Bill" Beasley and Maudell (Byrd) Beasley.  Mr. Beasley was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Beasley; and one brother, Bill Beasley. Mr. Beasley is survived by his wife, Connie (Arnold) Beasley of Gleason; one son, Doug Beasley of Gleason; his parents, William "Bill" and Maudell Beasley of Gleason; one sister, Janice (Reggie) Wiggins of Gleason; and four brothers, Dennis Beasley of Nashville, Tom (Peggy) Beasley of Paris, John (Darla) Beasley of Gleason, and Mike (Jennifer) Beasley of McKenzie.
 

JEFFERY DALE LAWRENCE

1969 - 2013

Jeffery Dale Lawrence(Gleason Chapel)GLEASON: Jeffrey Dale Lawrence, born on March 26, 1969, left this earth to meet his Lord and Savior on February 25, 2013, at the age of 43.  Jeff leaves his loving wife, Patricia, of 13 years.  He was the devoted father of Savannah, Sydney, Garrett, Ethan, Connor, and Chloe.  Jeff also leaves his parents, Ronnie and Kathy Lawrence; two siblings, Brent (Melissa) Lawrence and Jennifer (Greg) Cook, all of Gleason, TN.  Jeff was preceded in death by two sets of grandparents, Flavel and Novella Lawrence, Preacher and Dorothy Williams.

 

LELAND GENE "BUBBA" MARTIN
1952 - 2013

GLEASON: Leland Gene "Bubba" Martin, 60, of Gleason, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at his residence.  Funeral services for Mr. Martin were held Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason.  Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.  Keith Sumner officiated the services. Mr. Martin was a factory worker.  He was born September 10, 1952, in Humboldt, to the late Otha and Gracie Todd. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Kathy Martin of Gleason; two sons, Jeffery Martin of Union City, and Ronnie Wilson of Dyersburg; three daughters, Cindy Martin of Gleason, Shawn Tidwell of Dresden, and Katrina Roland of Gleason; one sister, Cheryl Smith of California; and ten grandchildren.

 

FLORENCE REED
1923 - 2013)

GLEASON: Florence Barrett Reed, 89 years old, of Gleason, TN, died January 10, 2013, in the Union City Manor, Union City, TN. Services were held at First Baptist Church, Gleason, TN. Bro. Kenny Carr of Long Heights Baptist Church, McKenzie, TN officiated the services, assisted by Bro. Eddie Mallonee of Second Baptist Church, Union City, TN, and Bro. Keith Sumner of First Baptist Church, Gleason, TN. Burial followed in Everett’s Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie, TN. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Reed was a member of First Baptist Church in Gleason. She worked for 26 years as a Henry I. Siegel payroll secretary having begun her career in Washington, D.C. as a secretary in the Pentagon. Florence moved to Tennessee in 1946. She was born January 24, 1923 in Buggy Neck, Virginia near Burgess, Virginia to Walter and Mary Hampton Barrett. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Reed is also preceded in death by a sister, Maude Barrett Robinson of Philadelphia, PA; and a brother, Charles Everett Barrett of Burgess, VA. She has one brother, Horace Barrett of Hyattsville, Maryland. Mrs. Reed is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wendell I. Reed of Gleason, TN; one daughter, Patricia Reed Segraves and son-in-law, Melton LeRoy Segraves; two grandchildren, Chad Alan Neal Seagraves (wife, Leslie) of Chattanooga, TN, and Carrie-Ann Segraves Hogan (husband, Clay) of Memphis, TN. Mrs. Reed is proud of her four surviving great-grandchildren, Ivy Collier Hogan, David Clay Hogan, III, Joeli Rae Neal Segraves, Eden Samuel Neal Segraves, and Joy Neal Segraves, who preceded her in death.

 

Ben Edward Sawyer

1924 - 2013

Gleason: Ben Edward Sawyer, 88, of Metropolis, IL, formerly of Gleason, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home. Rev. Alan Milligan and Mr. Sawyer’s five grandchildren officiated. Military detail followed the service. Burial was at the New Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gleason, TN. with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Mr. Sawyer was born in Gleason, TN on September, 26, 1924. He was a decorated soldier of WWII in which he served the United States Military for three years. He was a longtime member of Powers United Methodist Church in Metropolis, Illinois. Ben is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Myrtle Dellinger, formerly of Gleason. The couple was married for nearly 65 years (wed on January 23, 1948). Also surviving are brother, Bobby Sawyer of Houston, TX; sister, Sue Quinn of Fruitland, TN; two children, Cynthia Sawyer Howard of Kirksey, KY, and Don E. Sawyer and wife, Marna of Metropolis; five grandchildren, Dr. Robert Sawyer Howard and wife, Mallory, of Kirksey, KY, Mary Kay Howard Bowden and husband, Brandt, of Houston, TX, Kimberly Howard Willson and husband, Drew, of Memphis, TN, Marlie Sawyer Motta and husband, David, of Celebration, FL, and Vance Edward Sawyer of Bloomington, IL; four great-grandchildren, Russell and Annabelle Bowden and Mary Drew and Sanders Willson. Memorial contributions may be made to New Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery P.O. Box 172 Gleason, TN 38229.

 

MARTHA LEE FLOWERS

1929 - 2013

GLEASON: Service for Mrs. Martha Flowers were held January 9, 2013 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with burial in Beech Springs Cemetery in Gleason, TN.  She is survived by one son, Dale (Kim) Flowers of Gleason, TN., two daughters, Patty (John) Lane of Laverne, TN. & Barbara (Chuck )Stegall of Gleason, TN., five grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee & Ida Spencer, one son, Ronnie Wade, one sister, Ann Bailey & one grandson, Michael Wade.

 

RUBYE LAYNE MOORE

1921 - 2013

GLEASON: Rubye Layne Moore, 91, of Gleason, died Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center in Dresden. Funeral services for Ms. Moore were held Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Keith Sumner officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Moore was a former cafeteria worker. She was born April 15, 1921 in Henderson County, Tennessee to the late Emmett Douglas and Flossie (Pearson) Douglas. Ms. Moore is survived by one daughter, Diane (Ewing) Hale of Gleason; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

ALENNA LAYLA WILLIAMS

1976 -2013

GLEASON: Alenna Layla Williams, 36, of Gleason died Wednesday at McKenzie Regional Hospital, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Funeral services were Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 p. m. at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden. Burial was in Unity Cemetery near Dresden. Alenna was born in Frankfort, Germany to Nancy Jennings Kluever and the late Joseph E. Whelan. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Tony W. Williams of Gleason; four sons, Lonell Jonathon Whelan-Neal, Dominique Alexander Whelan-Self, Nathaniel Anthony Williams and Kyle Robert Williams, all of Gleason; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Crystal Van Buren and Sarah Kluever, both of Tacoma, Washington and Erin Van Buren of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

SYLVIA MOODY

1943 - 2013

GLEASON: Sylvia Moody, age 69, died January 4, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services were January 4 at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery and Bro. Kenny Carr officiated. Mrs. Moody was born August 16, 1943 to Avril Stigall and Mary Louise (Upchurch) Stigall, both deceased. She is survived by her husband Jerry Moody, son Eddie Stone, and daughter Angela Suratt, all of Gleason, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

SUZANNE LAMPKINS

1956-2012

GLEASON: Suzanne Lampkins, age 56, died December 29 at her residence. Graveside services were held December 31, 2012, at New Hope Cemetery in Gleason. Darrell Pollock officiated. Ms. Lampkins was born September 20, 1956 in Chicago, IL to the late James Wilbert Garrett and the late Reva Elwanda (Morgan) Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lampkins. Survivors include her sister, Peggy Turner of Gleason, and several nieces and nephews.

 

WILLIAM "BILLY" DILDAY

1959 - 2012

GLEASON:

Services for William "Billy" Dilday, 53 of Gleason were held December 28, 2012 at Gleason First Baptist Church at 11a.m. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.  Billy was survived by three brothers, Russell (Genie) Dilday of Gleason, TN., Gale (Nettie) Dilday of Westfield Center, OH., & Ronnie (Linda) Dilday of Gleason, TN., two sisters, Wanda Sue (Glendale) Garner of Gleason, TN. & Cathy( Tommy) Jackson of Dresden, TN.

 

Lincoln Blaze Simpson

2012 - 2012

GLEASON: Lincoln Blaze Simpson, infant, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City . Graveside services were held Monday, December 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Liberty Apostolic Cemetery in Dresden. Bro. Ted Wade officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Lincoln Blaze was born December 15, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Survivors include his parents, Donald Lee Simpson and Candace Nicole (Massey) Simpson of Dresden; and grandparents, Joe (Donna) Massey of Gleason, and Johnny (Kim) Simpson of Martin.

 

Mary Lucille Beasley

1914 - 2012

GLEASON: Mary Lucille Beasley, 98, of McKenzie, formerly of Gleason, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at McKenzie Healthcare. Graveside services for Ms. Beasley were held Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Tom Spellings officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Ms. Beasley was a former factory worker. She was born February 14, 1914 in Obion County, to the late Harry Brock Well and Polly (Davis) Well. Ms. Beasley is survived by one cousin, Norman (Jeanette) Davis of Martin; and special friend, Selva Beasley of Gleason.

 

JAMES RICHARD VERDELL

1940 - 2012

GLEASON: James Richard Verdell, 72, of Gleason, died Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at Hillview Community Living Center in Dresden. Funeral services for Mr. Verdell were held Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason. Freddie McDaniel officiated the services. Mr. Verdell was self-employed. He was born March 25, 1940 in Gleason to the late James Alvin Verdell and Margaret (Gaskins) Verdell. Mr. Verdell is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” (Alexander) Verdell of Gleason; and one brother,  andy Verdell of Little Rock, Arkansas.

 

JERRY CECIL BELEW

1942 - 2012

GLEASON: Jerry Cecil Belew, 70, of Gleason, died Saturday , November 10, 2012, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services for Mr. Belew were held Monday, November 12, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gleason. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Tom Spellings officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Belew was the retired Plant Manager for the H.I.S. plant in Trezevant and a veteran of the United States Army. He was born October 1, 1942 in Gleason to the late Ralph Belew and Annie (Mayo) Belew. In addition to his parents, Mr. Belew was also preceded in death by one brother, David Belew; and two sisters, Carol Robinson and Betty  Seagraves. Mr. Belew is survived by three brothers, Charles (Pam) Belew of Gleason, Jimmy Belew of Gleason, and Clyde (Marolyn) Belew of Gleason; and three sisters, Myra Dean Belew of Gleason, Mary Alice (Bob) James of Gleason, and Donnie (Richard) Hood of Milan.

 

SHIRLEY J. PENNINGTON

1944 - 2012

GLEASON: Shirley J. Pennington, 68, of Gleason, died Monday, September 10, 2012, at Oak Manor Nursing Home in McKenzie. Graveside services for Ms. Pennington were held Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Alan Truell officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements. Ms. Pennington was born August 2, 1944 in Sikeston, Missouri to the late Tom Pennington and Marcella Gosche. In addition to her parents, Ms. Pennington was also preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Pennington. Ms. Pennington is survived by one brother, Harry.

 

KYLEIGH REECE HIGDON

2012 - 2012

GLEASON: Kyleigh Reece Higdon, infant, of Gleason, died Thursday, August 9, 2012, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services were held Monday, August 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Old Bethel Cemetery in Palmersville. Bro. Kieth Dublin officiated the services. Kyleigh was born August 9, 2012, in Jackson to Andrew Higdon, Jr. and Tiffany Michelle McClure. Survivors include her parents, Andrew Higdon, Jr. and Tiffany Michelle McClure of Gleason; one sister, Bryleigh Higdon of Gleason; two brothers, Hunter Higdon of Gleason, and Tucker Higdon of Gleason; and  grandparents, Kim Williams of Latham, Mark and Dede McClure of Dresden, and Andrew and Shirley Higdon of Gleason.

 

THOMAS S. PARKER

1925 - 2012

GLEASON: Thomas S. Parker, 87, of Gleason, died Friday, August 3, 2012 at Van Ayer Manor. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6 at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed at Alamo Cemetery in Sidonia. Mr. Parker was born July 19, 1925 in Martin to the late John Robert and Mollie (Crockett) Parker. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in Normandy on D-Day. He was also a retired factory worker. He is survived by: three daughters, Holly (Parker) Stratton, of North Little Rock, AR, Tammy Monnot, of Pensacola, FL, and Julie Al’Halah, of Arizona; two sons, Brett Parker, of Martin, and Kyle Parker, of Union City; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

RANDALL W. FOSTER

1957-2012

GLEASON: Randall W. Foster, 54, of Gleason, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Jackson Regional Hospital. A graveside service was held Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Beech Springs Cemetery in Gleason with Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Mr. Foster was born November 25, 1957 in McKenzie to Darrell Foster, of McKenzie, and the late Kathelyn (Johnson) Foster. Besides his father, survivors include: wife Joyce (Dilday) Foster, of Gleason; one son, Robert Foster, of Gleason; one daughter, Robbie Foster, of Gleason; two brothers, Ronald Foster, of Trenton, MO, and Brian Fletcher, of Cedar Grove; and one sister, Tracy Reed, of Milan.

 

PEGGY SUE FANNNING

1934 - 2012

GLEASON: Peggy Sue Fanning, 78, of Gleason, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at her residence. Funeral services for Mrs. Fanning were held Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gleason. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Tom Spellings officiated the services. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements. Mrs . Fanning was a homemaker. She was born April 2, 1934 in Gleason to the late Ted Dunn and Mary Catherine (Trevathan) Dunn. Mrs. Fanning is survived by her husband, Robert E. “Bob” Fanning of Gleason; three daughters, Cathy Fanning of Gleason, Bobbie Sue (Kerry) Arnold of Dresden, and Donna Jones of Gleason; one brother, Jim Clary of Paris; two sisters, Kay Fendley of Big Sandy, and Joyce Stewart of Gleason; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

 

JOSEPH LUKE TUCK

1939 - 2012

DRESDEN: Joseph Luke Tuck, age 72, of Dresden, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at his home in Dresden, TN. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason, TN. Friends may call Tuesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM. Mr. Tuck was born in Dresden to the late Earl Sanford and Clara Ruth Johnson Tuck. He attended Dresden First Baptist Church. Mr. Tuck was a Major (Ret) in the U.S. Army. He was attached to B Troop, 3 Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry. He was a decorated Veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a helicopter pilot who was wounded in action near Saigon. He earned The Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry and the Purple Heart. Mr. Tuck is survived by a son, Alan (Sarah) Tuck of Clarksville, TN; a daughter, Alana (Michael) Pursley of Clarksville, TN; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda (Jim) Phelps of Gleason, and Carolyn (James) Clarke of Cornelia, GA; and his special friend, Dolores Wilkes of Maryville, TN. In addition to his parents, Mr. Tuck was preceded in death by a son, Andy Tuck and a brother, Billy Ray Tuck. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dresden First Baptist Church, 490 Morrow, Dresden, TN 38225.

 

LUTHER EDWARD “PETE” LOINES

1925-2012

GLEASON: Luther Edward “Pete” Loines, 86, of Gleason, died Tuesday, May 29 at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Kenneth Jessee officiating. Burial followed at Tumbling Creek Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Loines was born October 25, 1925 in Dyersberg to the late James David Loines and Della (Franks) Loines. He was a retired factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Frances Imogene (Jones) Loines, of Gleason.

 

MARGIE LAMON REID

1942- 2012
GLEASON: Margie Lamon Reid, 70, died May 11, 2012, at her home. She was a native of Gleason. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Larry Shaw officiating. Burial followed at Beech Springs Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Reid was a retired payroll supervisor with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. She was born April 6, 1942. Mrs. Reid was preceded in death by her father, Albert Boane. Mrs. Reid is survived by her husband, Bernard Reid; children, Michelle Sherwood-Smith (Sean) of Dallas, Texas, and Robert Craig Sherwood (Starla) of LaVergne; her mother, Louise Boane of McKenzie; sister, Delois Shaw of Gleason; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

LLOYD CRUTCHFIELD, JR.
1936-2012

GLEASON: Lloyd Crutchfield, Jr., 75, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at his residence in Gleason. Services were Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery near Gleason. Mr. Crutchfield was born on September 21, 1936 in McKenzie to the late H. Lloyd and Ella Mae McPeak Crutchfield. He was a retired employee of the Henry County Farmers Co-Op and a member of the US Army National Guard from 1954-1956.  Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Pattie Buntin Crutchfield, of Gleason; three daughters, Rhonda (Tommy) Cooper, of Paris, Patrice (Kenneth) Burke, of Georgia, and Sonia (Steve) Peeler, of Paris; a son, Jeff (Sherri) Crutchfield, of Gleason; a sister, Robbie (Lloyd) Delaney, of Gleason; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Brummit-McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

ELIHU MEADOR

1926-2012

GLEASON: Elihu Meador, 85, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Knoxville. Graveside services were Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at Campbell Cemetery in Gleason with Dr. Dale Mathis officiating

Mr. Meador was born March 30, 1926 in Kingswood, Kentucky to the late Samuel B. and Emily Wright Meador. He was a World War II Army veteran, graduate of Murray State University, and member of Olivet United Methodist Church in Gleason.

Survivors include: his wife, June Oliver Meador of Gleason; one daughter, Melinda Meador and husband Milton McNally of Knoxville; one son, Lem Meador and wife, Bonnie Barclay of Atlanta, Georgia; two grandsons and two step-grandsons.

Donations may be made to Campbell Cemetery in care of the Bank of Gleason, the Weakley County Public Library, and the American Cancer Society.

HORACE J. WELDON

1937-2012

GLEASON: Horace J. Weldon, 74, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Hillview Community Living Center. Funeral services were Thursday, February 23, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Darrell Pollock officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Martin. Mr. Weldon, a truck driver, was born October 22, 1937 in Martin to the late Horace Weldon, Sr. and Mildred Jane (Walker) Weldon. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Weldon. Survivors include: three daughters, Pamela (Weldon) Weldon of Gleason, Belinda (Weldon) Dixon of McKenzie and Mary (Weldon) Smith of Georgia; one stepdaughter, Bonnie Woodruff; and four grandchildren.

 

MARY LOUCIEL BRUMMITT

1933-2012

GLEASON: Mary Louciel Brummitt, 78, died Monday, February 20, 2012 at her daughter’s home. Funeral services were Thursday, February 22, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Johnny Wall officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Brummitt, a homemaker, was born December 29, 1933 in Henry to the late Mannie Fred and Myrtle Iva (Carroll) McDaniel. Survivors include: her husband, Thomas Brummitt of Gleason; one daughter, Mary Lou Seaton of McKenzie; two brothers, Willie Joe McDaniel of Gleason and Charles Harlon McDaniel of Christmasville; three sisters, Sarah Mae Wallace of Clarksville, Iva Nell Quinn of Greenfield and Betty Sue Birchem of Murray, Kentucky; three stepdaughters, Ruby Lowe and Donna Brummitt, both of Gleason, and Myrtle Gilmore of Woodburn, Kentucky; and two grandsons. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements

 

BETTY J. SHELL

1939-2012

GLEASON: Betty J. Shell, 72, of Gleason, died Saturday, February 18, 2012. Funeral services for Mrs. Shell were held Monday, February 20, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Gene Price officiated the services. Mrs. Shell was born December 17, 1939 in Martin to the late Daniel W. Hopper and Pearl Seagraves Hopper. Mrs. Shell is survived by her husband, Herman Shell of Gleason; one daughter, Angela (Carlos) Raymond of Jackson; two sons, Kenneth (Judy) Galloway of Jackson, and Danny (Marguerite) Galloway of Jackson; two stepsons, Terry Shell of Gleason, and Mike (Linda) Shell of McKenzie; one sister, Martha Lemonds of McKenzie; nine grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

 

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.

 

MARTHA ANN SANDERS

1927 - 2011

GLEASON: Martha Ann Sanders, 84, died Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services were Friday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Gleason with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Sanders was born August 13, 1927 in Gleason to the late Willie Claude Steele and Vernie (Phelps) Steele. She was the former owner of Steele Plant Co. Besides her parents, She was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Sanders. Survivors include: a son, Ken (Valerie) Sanders of Gleason; a daughter, Kay (Larry) Hudson of Gleason; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of the arrangements.

GINA DRANE ROSS JAILLIER

1963-2011

CLARKSVILLE: Gina Drane Ross Jaillier, 48, formerly of Gleason, died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at her residence. A memorial service is Saturday, December 31, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church with The Rev. Dorothy Hartzog and The Rev. Reynold "Mickey" Richaud officiating. Visitation will follow the service with a reception at the church.  Mrs. Jaillier was born November 7, 1963 in Paris. She was a program assistant with Clarksville Montgomery County Community Action Agency (Headstart Program). She was also a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Gina had a great love for music; she was an accomplished pianist and singer. Survivors include: her parents, Howard Ross and Shirley Collier Ross of Gleason; husband, Francisco Jaillier of Clarksville; a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Lokey of Clarksville; and a brother, Charles (Debbie) Ross of Gleason. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley. com. Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home of Clarksville is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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.

 

WALTER DAVID BELEW
1940-2011
GLEASON:
Walter David Belew, 71, died Friday, October 7, 2011 at his home. Funeral services were Monday, October 10, at 11 a.m. at Gleason First United Methodist Church with Tom Spellings officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.  Mr. Belew was born February 5, 1940 in Milan. He was a retired police officer and an Army veteran. Survivors include: his wife, Judy (Babb) Belew of Gleason; two sons, Michael Belew of Amosville, Virginia and Daniel Belew of Gleason; three daughters, Karen (Belew) Bowles of Boston, Massachusetts, Julie (Belew) Eaton of Cedar Grove, and Angie (Belew) Trivett of Sparta, Tennessee; four brothers, Clyde Belew, Jerry Belew, Jimmy Belew and Charles Belew, all of Gleason; three sisters, Donnie Hood of Milan and Mary Alice James and Myra Belew, both of Gleason; and nine grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.
 

Dorothy Faye Weldon

1943 - 2011

GLEASON: Dorothy Faye Weldon, 68, of Gleason, died Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Henry County Healthcare. Funeral services for Mrs. Weldon were held Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Martin. Carl Applegate officiated the services. Mrs. Weldon was a homemaker. She was born August 10, 1943 in Paris to the late Mitchell Hodges and Iva Bell (McWherter) Hodges. Mrs. Weldon is survived by her husband, Horace Weldon of Gleason; four daughters, Bonnie Woodruff of Dresden, Belinda Dixon of Dresden, Mary Jane Smith of Georgia, and Pam Weldon of McKenzie; a brother, Bernis Hodges of Dresden; and five grandchildren.

Clara Mae Phillips

1928 - 2011

GLEASON: Clara Mae Phillips, 83, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 9, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Mark Abbott officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Phillips was born March 9, 1928 in Kenton to the late Oscar Lee Lambert and Annie (Grinder)Lambert. She was a homemaker and member of Ralston Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. John Phillips. Survivors include: two sons, Roger Dale Phillips of Gleason and Kevin Phillips of Dresden; one daughter, Kathy Phillips Boane of Gleason; one brother, Don Lambert of Huntingdon; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Robert Clyde Mullins

1938 - 2011

GLEASON: Robert Clyde Mullins, 72, of Gleason, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Memorial services for Mr. Mullins were held Friday, July 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at LeDon Chapel Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris. Kenny Carr officiated the services. Mr. Mullins was a lifelong truck driver and last worked for Randy Crutcher at Three Rivers Trucking in Paris. He was Baptist by faith. Mr. Mullins was born September 6, 1938 in Newbern to the late Hurley D. Mullins and Jesse B. Isabell Mullins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullins was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Mullins and Junior Mullins. Mr. Mullins is survived by his wife, Ruby Flowers Mullins of Gleason; two stepdaughters, Pam Cory of Paducah, Kentucky, and Sandra Kay Long; a stepson, James Fallis of Dyersburg; three sisters, Marie Mullins of Paris, Juanita Smith of Cottage Grove, and Caroline Whitson of Paris; a brother, Ray Mullins of Paris; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

·        Dorthy Laverne Williams

1916 -2011

GLEASON:  Dorthy Williams was affectionately known as “Mammie” by everyone who grew to know and love her. She nurtured 10 children, 29 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren and 11 great, great grandchildren with her quick witted words and genuinely giving heart. Each child, grandchild, and great grandchild truly felt that Mammie loved them the most. Mammie will be remembered fondly by all for her exceptional cooking skills, peace making ability, and her constant snuff dipping habit. Mammie was born on May 13, 1916, to Calvin and Leo (Hogue) Jones. She married Zelmer (Preacher) Williams on February 22, 1933. They raised 10 children on a small rural farm in Gleason. She spent her entire adult life on the same land that she helped farm to support a large family, by raising cotton, corn, and milking a herd of cows. She worked at a local factory, Seigels, and also worked as cook at the Dairy Bar for many years. She was a member of Sandhill Baptist Church in Gleason. Mammie was preceded in death by her husband, Preacher; three sons: Calvin Lee, James Edward, and Bill Jack Williams ; one daughter Alene Dunning and two grandchildren. She is survived by one son, John (Donna) Williams of Dunlap, TN; five daughters: Blondell (Tom) Kittredge of Maryville, TN, Sue Odom of Paris, TN, Peggy (Dean) Doster of McKenzie, TN, Bobbie Chandler of Gleason, TN and Kathy (Ronnie) Lawrence of Gleason, TN. Visitation will begin on Friday, June 17th at 3:00 PM with the funeral following on Saturday at 2:00 PM all at First Baptist Church in Gleason. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting that donations be made in Mammie’s memory with a contribution to the Gideon’s International or at your local church.

 

Holli Dale Nunnery

1981 - 2011

LEBANON: Services for Miss Nunnery will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Sellars Funeral Home with Bro. Stan Edwards officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until service time. Miss Nunnery, 30, died Monday, April 18, 2011. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Leon and Celia Chandler and Enoch and Bonnie Nunnery. Survivors include: parents, Dale and Barbara Chandler Nunnery; fiance´, Josh Bozart and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers will be Chad Nunnery, Wayne Murphy, Ike Ladd, Clay Ryan and Danny Hodges. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Joseph's Storehouse, 1960 SE Tater Peeler Road, Lebanon TN, 37090, 615.453.5777. Sellars Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Viola M. Ward

1941 - 2011

GLEASON: Viola M. Ward, 69, of Gleason, died Monday, February 21, 2011, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Ward will be held today, Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Tony Terrell will officiate the services. Mrs. Ward was a factory worker. She was born March 31, 1941 in Greenfield to the late Roy Fortner and Ruby (Rambo) Fortner. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ward was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray Ward. Mrs. Ward is survived by a daughter, Connie Johnston of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; a son, Tommy Ward of Pensacola, Florida; and four grandchildren.

 

Clarence Bullock

1915-2011

GLEASON: Clarence Bullock, 95, of Gleason, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center in Dresden. Funeral services for Mr. Bullock were held Friday, February 11, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Kenneth Roberts officiated the services. Mr. Bullock was a farmer. He was born November 4, 1915 in Gleason to the late Walter Bullock and Susan (Harris) Bullock. In addition to his parents,  Mr. Bullock was also preceded in death by his first wife, Viola (Sullivan) Bullock; and a daughter, Kathy Ann Bates. Mr. Bullock is survived by his wife, Blanche Bullock of Gleason; and two grandchildren.

 

Mildred Richmond Bunnell

1918-2011

GLEASON: Mildred Richmond Bunnell , 92 , died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Martin Health Care. Funeral services were Monday, February 14, 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Jerry Powell officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg. Mrs. Bunnell was born August 22, 1918 in Finley, Tennessee to the late M. C. Wilbanks and Bessie Runions Wilbanks. She was a factory supervisor. Survivors include: two sons, Terry (Kathy) Bunnell of Gleason and Wayne (Barbara) Bunnell of Madison, Tennessee; two sisters, Bobbi Bartell of South Bend, Indiana and Dorothy Cavins of Chicago, Illinois; one brother, Cletus Wilbanks of McConnell, Tennessee; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

Mickey Maddox

1953-2011

GLEASON: Services for Mickey Maddox, 57, were Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Gleason with burial in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Survivors include: his wife, Phyllis Maddox of Gleason; one son, Tyler Maddox of Union City; one daughter, Melanie Shawn of Gleason; his mother, Mildred Maddox of Gleason; three sisters, Wanda Hayes of Dresden, Betty Morris and Cindy Johnson, both of Gleason; and one brother, Michael Maddox of Moreno Valley, California.

 

Lessie Virginia Sanders Long

1914-2010

GLEASON: Lessie Virginia Sanders Long, 96, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Funeral services are Wednesday, January 5, 10 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Rev. Tom Spelling officiating. Burial will follow in New Valley Cemetery, Gleason. Mrs. Long was born July 1, 1914 in Hickman County to the late Thomas Alex Sanders and Sarah Frances Elizabeth Harrington Sanders. She was a former employee of HIS in Gleason and member of New Valley United Methodist Church in Gleason. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Long; one son, Dr James Thomas Long of Murray, Kentucky; one daughter, Jessie Faye Long Guerra of Placentia, California; and siblings, Winnie Ellis, Elease Williams, Katherine McCoy, Ira Sanders, Elmer Sanders, and Robert Sanders. Survivors include: one daughter, Joyce Marie Long Lofton of Dresden; one brother, Jimmie Sanders of Gleason; one sister, Mattie McCaslin of Lexington; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations may be made to New Valley United Methodist Church, c/o David and Judy Belew, Gleason, TN 38229 or to Henry County Hospice, 301 Tyson Avenue, Paris, TN 38242.

 

Pamela Finch McCulley

1946 - 2010

CORDOVA: Pamela Finch McCulley age 64, formerly of Gleason, TN, died November 27 at her home in Cordova, TN after a long illness. Pam was the daughter of the late Murrell and Frances Finch of Gleason, TN and the sister of the late Murrell (Buddy) Finch, II of Jackson, MS. Pam leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband, Robert (Bobby) McCulley of Cordova, TN, two daughters, Donna Simmons of Jackson, MS and Angela Davenport of Dyer, TN, three stepchildren, Megan, Morgan and Dallas McCulley, and three grandchildren, Madelynn, Margaret and Chase Best. Friends are invited to join Pam's family on Saturday, December 4, at 2 p.m. for a memorial celebration of her life to be held at the First United Methodist Church of Gleason, TN. Pam's family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made either to the First United Methodist Church of Gleason, TN or Methodist Hospice Services of Memphis.

 

Doris J. Pickler

1946-2010

GLEASON: Doris J. Pickler, 64, died Friday, November 26, 2010 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Graveside funeral services were Monday, November 29, at 11 a.m. at Tumbling Creek Cemetery with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Mrs. Pickler was born July 9, 1946 in Gleason to the late Rufus Goodlow and Allie Sutherland Goodlow. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: her husband, Willie Edward Pickler of Gleason; one son, James Edward Pickler of Gleason; one daughter, Wanda Pickler Hamilton of Sharon; one brother, Ray Goodlow of South Fulton; and two sisters, Pauly Goodlow and Diane Goodlow, both of Martin.

 

Paul Haron Klutts

1932-2010

GLEASON: Paul Haron Klutts, 78, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at McKenzie Healthcare. Graveside services were Wednesday, November 3, 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Cemetery with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Mr. Klutts was born August 21, 1932 to the late Robert P. Klutts and Myrtle Todd (Owen) Klutts. He was a truck driver. Survivors include: his wife, Shelby (Sawyers) Klutts of Gleason; two sons, Myron Klutts of Dresde  and Paul Klutts of Gleason; and one daughter, Melaynie (Klutts) Perkins of Gadsden. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason was in charge of arrangements.

 

James Garner

1935-2010

GLEASON: James L. Garner, 75, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Friday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Garner was born March 26, 1935 in Gleason to the late Harley Gar ner and Willie (McCaslin) Garner. He was a former employee of K T Clay. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Madlyne Garner. Survivors include: one son, Rodney Garner of Gleason; two stepdaughters, Linda (Ronnie) Dilday and Brenda Ellis, both of Gleason; three sisters, Elvoria (Alton ) Tat e, Martha (Bob) Starling, and Lois Ann Starling, all of Gleason; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Roy Lee Hodges

1938-2010

GLEASON: Roy Lee Hodges, 72, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Gleason with Bro. Tom Spellings officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Hodges was born March 9, 1938 in Gleason to the late Roy Roscoe Hodges and Teena Alena (Bradberry) Hodges. He was a laborer and U.S. Air Force veteran. Survivors include: his wife, Glenda Wray (Bogle) Hodges of Gleason; two sons, Doug (Tonya) Hodges and Tomm y (Tina ) Hodges, both of Gleason; one daughter, Darla (Ronnie) Boone of Paris; five sisters, Martha Nell Poyner of McKenzie, Virginia Jeter of Gleason, Betty Bell of Camden, Susan Bradberry and Janice Featherstone, both of Christmasville; one brother, Charles Hodges of Huntingdon; and four grandchildren.

 

Dr. James Thomas Long 
1933 - 2010

MURRAY, KY: Dr. James Thomas Long, age 77, of Murray, Kentucky died at 12:30 am Tuesday at his home. He was born January 24,1933 in Obion Co. TN and was a 1952 graduate of Gleason High School. His wife, Peggy Douglass Long, taught Home Economics at Gleason. Dr. Long was the retired chairman of the Agriculture Department at Murray State University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A & M , and was employed there for 20 years prior to moving to Murray State University. He was a retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and had served on The USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier, and he was a member of The First United Methodist Church, and an honorary member of Alpha Gamma Rho. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Long and a sister Jessie Faye Long Guerra. He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Douglass) Long to whom he was married June 1,1957; his mother, Lessie (Sanders) Long; two daughters, Melinda Pember (Steve) and Amy McDowell (David); one son, Tim Long (Maria); one sister, Joyce Lofton, (Carl) and; five grandchildren, Meagan Pember, Kelley Long, Kasey Long, Kyle Long, and Sarah McDowell. Services were held at 10:00am Thursday at York Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Boyd Smith officiating. Burial followed in Murray Cemetery, with full Navy honors. Donations: Hospice House Fund, Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, KY 42071.

 

Kenneth Leland Lemonds

1927-2010

GLEASON:  Kenneth Leland Lemonds, 82, died Tuesday, August 17, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, August 20, 11 a.m., at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Father Joseph Paolozzi and Bro. Danny Cash officiating. Burial followed in Everett’s Chapel Cemetery near McKenzie. M r. Lemonds was born December 23, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Edward Leland Lemonds and Ruby Lee (Gooch) Lemonds. He worked as a Plant Manager for Firestone Corporation and was a member of Gleason Masonic Lodge and Rotary Club. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Martha Sherman Lemonds; one son, Kenny Lemonds of Martin; one stepson, Tommy Joe Grooms of Dyersburg; five stepdaughters, Pat Delaney of Dresden, Debbie Grooms of Lexington, Marsha Purington, Carol Burton and Janet Peterson, all of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Ray Lemonds of McKenzie; three sisters, Julia Fowler of Gleason, Audrey Crossett of McKenzie, and Margarie Soper of Jackson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Arthur Ray Danner

1920-2010

GLEASON: Arthur Ray Danner,  90, died Monday, August 2, 2010 at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Thursday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Bob Copeland and Bro. Billy Garner officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Danner was born January 17, 1920 in Gleason to the late Egbert Arthur Danner and Euna Odell (Dodson) Danner. He worked as a postal worker and attended Beech Springs Baptist Church near Gleason. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maude (York) Danner. Survivors include: one son, Danny (Mary Ellen) Danner of Ger mantown; and one sister, Mildred Brooks of Cookeville.

 

Nancy A. Higgs

1940-2010

GLEASON: Nancy A. Higgs, 69, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at Gleason Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Mike Walker officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Higgs, a homemaker, was born October 27, 1940 in Gleason to the late Elinzie Arnold and Lillian (Harrison) Arnold. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Higgs; and one daughter, Teresa Suddath. Survivors include: three daughters, Carol (Jim) Pinnell and Mary (Lynn) Totty, both of Gleason, and Nancy Annette (Greg) McHugh of Panama City, Florida; one son, Robert (Paulette) Higgs of Gleason; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

William Eddie Horton

1947-2010

GLEASON : William Eddie Horton, 63, died Friday, July 2, 2010 at Jackson Madison County G e n e r a l H o s p i t a l . F u n e r a l services were Tuesday, July 6, at 3 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mr. Horton was born May 27, 1947 in Lansing, Michigan. He was a retired mail carrier, veteran of the U.S. Navy, and member of Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his father, William Clyde Horton. Survivors include: his wife, Regenia (Doster) Horton of Gleason; his mother, Ethel Lou (Tharpe) Horton of Greenfield; three sons, Jack Horton of Martin, Mickey Horton and Trevor Horton, both of Gleason; one sister, Carolyn Lynch of Virginia; and two grandchildren.

 

Wayne Douglas Stoker

1915-2010
GLEASON: Wayne Douglas Stoker, 94, of 111 North Cedar St., Gleason, died Wednesday, May 5, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Carr, Rev. David Brown, Rev. Keith Sumner and Mike Walker officiating. Burial followed in East Side Cemetery, Martin TN.  Mr. Stoker was born November 25, 1915 in Weakley County to the late H. A. Stoker and Willie Bevil Stoker. He was a real estate broker, U.S. Army WW II veteran, and member of Gleason First Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Wright Stoker; one brother, Arnice Stoker; one sister, Jean Beasley; and one granddaughter, Lee Amanda Wright. Survivors include: one daughter, Jenna (Earl) Wright of Martin; one grandson, Zac Wright, Little Rock Ark; and one brother, Gordon Stoker of Nashville. Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Rachel Alene Dunning

1941-2010
GLEASON:
Rachel Alene Dunning, 68, died Thursday, February 25, at Volunteer Community
Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Monday, March 1, at Beech Springs Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Bro. Bob Copeland and Bro. Dean Doster officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Dunning was born October 11, 1941 in Gleason. She attended Beech Springs Baptist Church and worked as a seamstress for HIS in Gleason. She was preceded in death by her father, Zelmer (Preacher) Williams of Gleason. Survivors include: her mother, Dorothy (Jones) Williams of Gleason; two sons, Keith Dunning of Martin and David Dunning of Medina; two brothers, J.T. Williams and Bub Williams of Lansing, Michigan; five sisters, Sue Odom of Como, Peggy Doster of McKenzie, Bobbie Chandler and Kathy Lawerence, both of Gleason, and Blondel Kiteredge of Maryville; and four grandchildren.

Junior William Watts
1934 - 2009
GLEASON: Junior William Watts, 75, died Tuesday, December 29, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, January 1, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Watts was born in Gleason to the late Johnny Watts and Nettie (McDermitt) Watts. He was a retired restaurant owner. Survivors include: his wife, Joyce (Upchurch) Watts of Gleason; two daughters, Becky (Watts) Sawyers and Susan Watts, both of Gleason; one stepdaughter, Dallas Bennett of Greenfield; one brother, Bob Watts of Cape Coral, Florida; and one grandchild. Williams Funeral Home of Gleason is in charge of arrangements.

H. F. "Pete"Bailey

1929 - 2009

GLEASON: H. F. “Pete” Bailey, 80, of Gleason, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Regional Hospital of Jackson.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason with Joe White officiating. Burial was in Bailey Family Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Bailey was born June 10, 1929, in Gleason, son of the late Henry Franklin and Stella Mae Anderson Bailey. He was the widower of Mary Frances Bailey. He work for Boral Brick Company for 31 years and was a Jehovah’s Witness. Survivors include two sons, Steven Bailey and Micah Bailey, both of Gleason; one brother, Joe Bailey of Gleason; one sister, Margie Modak of Chicago; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Terry Bailey and Bobby Bailey.

 

Ronald Terry Bailey

1955-2009
GLEASON: Ronald Terry Bailey, 54, died Monday, October 5, at his home. Funeral services were Thursday, October 8, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Joe White officiating. Burial followed in the Bailey Family Cemetery in Gleason.   Mr. Bailey was born April 17, 1955 in Alabama. He was a Boral Bricks employee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Wright Bailey.   Survivors include: his father, Pete Bailey; two sons, David Bailey of McKenzie and Joseph Bailey of Gleason; one daughter, Mary Ann Dilday of Gleason; two brothers, Steven Bailey and Micah Bailey, both of Gleason; and three grandchildren.

 

Sgt. USMC Joseph Randolph Reynolds

1935-2009
GLEASON: United States Marine Corps Memorial graveside services for Sgt. USMC Joseph Randolph Reynolds, 73, were held Saturday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery in McKenzie with the Military Honor Ceremony conducted by the Sgt. Walter K. Singleton United States Marine Corps Detachment of Memphis under the direction of James G. Kern, Chief of Staff. Mr. Reynolds, an Electrical Switchboard Operator for TVA, died December 12, 2008, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Mr. Reynolds was born June 10, 1935 in Mansfield to the late Weldon Gordon and Mallie Moore Fields Reynolds. He was a member of RLDS in Paris. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith Reynolds, Gordon Reynolds and Larry Dale Reynolds. Survivors include: his wife, Betty Hutcheson Reynolds of Gleason; two sons: Larry Reynolds of McKenzie and Wesley Allan Reynolds of Huntingdon; one daughter, Bridgette Faye Reynolds of Michigan; one sister, Alice Vaughn of South Daytona Beach, Florida; three brothers, Arden Reynolds of Bartlett, Argel Reynolds of McKenzie and Chester Reynolds of Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jeramie Olmstead of Dresden, Jared Olmstead and Heath Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Seth Martin of Sylacauga, Alabama, and Asiaanne Franks of Savannah; four great-grandchildren, Zoie and Chayce Olmstead of Dresden, and Christopher and Ava Claire Franks of Savannah. McKenzie Funeral Home wa in charge of arrangements.

 

Ethel Vaden Wade

1919-2009
GLEASON: Ethel Vaden Wade, 90, died Friday, August 28, at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were Monday, August 31, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery in Greenfield.   Mrs. Wade was born April 27, 1919 in Gleason to the late Monroe and Mary Surber Bynum. She was a homemaker and member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church in Gleason. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Wade.  Survivors include: two sons, Bobby Wade of Gleason and Jack Wade of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; one sister, Martha Trull of McKenzie; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
 

Janice Christina (Chris) Lowry

1973-2009
GLEASON: Chris Lowry, 35, died Sunday, May 31, at her home. Funeral services were Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church.   Ms. Lowry was born July 3, 1973. She was a 1991 graduate from Gleason High School, received her Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Jackson State Community College in 2008 and was a member of Jolley Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, J.C. Lowry; and grandparents, Dorothy Owen and James and Brooksie Lowry.   Survivors include: her mother, Pat (Owen) Lowry; children, Sarah Beth Passeri and Jeremy (Clay) Lowry; two sisters, Trisha Lowry (Britt) Mc Clain and Misty Lowry (Jamie) Thomson; and one brother, Clint (Kim) Lowry. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Betty B. Segraves

1930-2009
GLEASON: Betty B. Segraves, 79, died Saturday, June 6, at her daughter’s home. Funeral services were Monday, June 8, at Gleason First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason.   Mrs. Segraves, a homemaker, was born January 2, 1930 in Milan to the late Ralph Belew and Ethel Annie (Mayo) Belew. She attended New Valley Methodist Church in Gleason. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Carol Robinson.  Survivors include: two sons, Rick Segraves of Nashville and Douglas Segraves of Long Beach, California; one daughter, Gail (Segraves) Gustafson of Milan; five brothers, Clyde Belew, Jerry Belew, David Belew, Jimmy Belew and Charles Belew, all of Gleason; three sisters, Donnie (Belew) Hood of Milan, Myra Dean Belew and Mary Alice James, both of Gleason; and one grandchild.
 

Paul Howard Honaker

1966- 2009

GLEASON - Paul Howard Honaker, age 43, of Gleason, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tenn. Memorial services were Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel, Dresden with burial  in New Valley Cemetery in Gleason, Tenn. Mr. Honaker is survived by: his mother, Mrs. Joyce Watson Summers of Gleason; one sister, Lisa Greenway of Martin; brothers, Chris Honaker of Gleason, Daniel Smiliack of New Jersey and Ronald Radish of Pennsylvania; and three nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Honaker. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.

 

Carolyn Ann Needham

1953-2009

GLEASON: Carolyn Ann Needham, 55, died Monday, May 11, at her home. Funeral services are Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Ms. Needham, a homemaker, was born December 20, 1953 in McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her father, Houston Boane.   Survivors include: her mother, Loville (Johnson) Boane; one son, Wyly Keith Hampton of Dresden; one daughter, Tammy Ann Callins of Gleason; two brothers, Duane Boane of Gleason and Terry Ray Boane of McKenzie; one sister, Judy Kay Brown of Paris; and three grandchildren.

 

Richard Paul Morgan

1966 - 2009

GLEASON: Richard Paul Morgan, 42, died Tuesday, April 28, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home, with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Morgan was born December 4, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a tow boat captain. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma (Davidson) Morgan. Survivors include: one daughter, Victoria Morgan of Mayfield, Kentucky; and four brothers, Doug Morgan of Gleason, Johnnie Morgan of Springville, Kenneth Morgan of Paris, and Bill Morgan of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Willard Larry Arnold

1943-2009
SAVANNAH: Willard Larry Arnold, 66, died Wednesday, April 22, at Hardin County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, April 25, at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mr. Arnold was born to the late Richard and Louise (Hunter) Arnold. He was a retired paper hanger, veteran of Vietnam War, and member of Sharon Baptist Church. Survivors include: two sons, Scott Arnold of Memphis and Curtis Hayes of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Kelley Shutte of Somerville; one sister, Joeanne Savage of McKenzie; and six grandchildren.

 

Joseph Haywood Mingle
1932-2009
GLEASON: Joseph Haywood Mingle, 76, died Saturday, April 25, at his home. Graveside services were Monday, April 27, 2 p.m. at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Mingle was born November 8, 1932 to the late Elijah Haywood Mingle and Gladys Dotson Mingle Robinson. He was a retired contractor, truck driver, and also a Korean Army Veteran. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Raymond Robinson; two sons, Ronald Hugueley and Mike Hugueley; two brothers, Bobby Gene Mingle and Billy Mingle; and one grandson, Jeremy Hugueley. Survivors include: his wife, Joyce Bolton Mingle of Gleason; two daughters, Terry ( Gary) Harris of Sparta and Debbie Ryandski of Florida; three sons, Danny Mingle of Florida, Donald Hugueley of Latham, and Eddie Hugueley of Gleason; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mordell M. "Dell" Taylor
1925-2009
GLEASON: Mordell M. "Dell" Taylor, 83, died Tuesday, April 7, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Bro. Earnest Pounds officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens near McKenzie. Mrs. Taylor was born April 10, 1925 in Gleason to the late Cleve and Maggie (Hedge) Maynard. She was a homemaker and member of Gleason Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Valman Maynard; and three sisters, Mayreen Neighbors, Sue Shaw and Montez Culbertson. Survivors include: her husband, James Hoyt Taylor; one daughter, Pat Stewart of Gleason; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Gene Tucker

1932- 2009

GLEASON: Gene Tucker, 76, died March 19 at the VA Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services are Saturday, April 11, at 2:00 p.m. at Butler Cemetery in Gleason with a gathering at the Tucker home to follow. Survivors include: his wife of 26 years, Kathy Tucker of Gleason; one son, Robert Tucker of Gleason; one daughter, Teresa (Matt) Armstrong of Union City; one granddaughter, Aubrie Armstrong; two brothers, Marvin Tucker and Ken Tucker; and four sisters, Doris Jones, Nancy Nickelson, Brenda Smith, and Jan Westfall.
 

Rosa Lee Trevathan

1917 - 2009

GLEASON: Rosa Lee Trevathan, 91, died Monday, March 23. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Gleason with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Trevathan was born May 2, 1917 in the Ward’s Chapel Community near Gleason to the late Mary Frances and William White. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ellis Frank Trevathan; one son, Frankie Trevathan; and one grandson, Alan Snider. Survivors include: her children, Rubye (Billy Wayne) Snider, Kaye (Jim) Hynds, Rosemary Evans, Nancy (Dave) Wyman, Sue Price, Jeter Trevathan, and Anita (Bob) Knowles; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Trevathan; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

James Robert (Buzz) Saywers
1930-2009
GLEASON: James (Buzz) Sawyers, 78, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Saturday, March 21, at Methodist Hospital McKenzie. Funeral services are Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Everett's Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie. Mr. Sawyers was born in McKenzie to the late Robbie Pate Sampson of McKenzie and Jim Tom Sawyers of Lansing, Michigan. He was reared by his maternal grandparents, Robert (Pap) Pate and Bithea Pate of McKenzie. Mr. Sawyers was an avid sportsman who loved quail hunting, horseback riding, and bird dog field trials. He was active on the field trial circuit for many years. An Army veteran, he served his country during the Korean War and was stationed in Trieste, Italy. Mr. Sawyers worked for Martha White Foods in Jackson and later opened his own agricultural business in the Three Way community. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Ramires of Trieste, Italy. Survivors include: his wife, Julia Campbell Sawyers of Gleason; two daughters, Franca (Ronnie) Young of Three Way and Tina (Jeff) Cash of Chehalis, Washington; one son, Jimmy (Cindy) Sawyers of Collierville; six grandchildren, Joel Young, Shelly Holcomb, Cassie Ross, Courtney Sawyers, Clark Sawyers, and Ben Sawyers; and three great-grandchildren: Brody Holcomb, Mason Holcomb, and Kenzie Holcomb. The family will receive friends at Brummitt Funeral Home, 321 Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie, on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday from noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in remembrance be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org ).

Charles Ray Martin

1952 - 2009
GLEASON: Charles Ray Martin, 56, of Gleason, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Roadway Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Martin were held Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Price officiated the services. Mr. Martin was born July 7, 1952 in Ridgely, Tennessee. Mr. Martin is survived by his parents, Charlie Russell and Allie Thomas Martin of Dresden; and a sister, Dola Mae O'Daniel of Gleason.

Jessie Maurine Hamilton
1927-2009
GLEASON: Jessie Maurine Hamilton, 81, died Tuesday, January 6, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon. Funeral services were Friday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in New Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Hamilton, a homemaker, was born August 5, 1927 in Lexington to the late Robert L. and Ora (Pitts) Darby. She was a member of McKenzie Church of Christ. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. W. Hamilton. Survivors include: one son, Johnny (Joyce) Hamilton of McKenzie; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Glen Ray Allen

1943-2008
GLEASON: Glen Ray Allen, 65, died Sunday, December 14, at his mother's home. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 16, at 1 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Carl Allen officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mr. Allen was born May 4, 1943 in Bradford. He was retired from MTD. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Allen; and one brother, Claudie Allen. Survivors include: one daughter, Cynthia Berg of Berwyn, Illinois; his mother, Frances Crow Allen of Gleason; and one sister, Martha Petty of McKenzie.

Samuel Ray Dismuke
1950-2008
GLEASON: Samuel Ray Dismuke, 58, died Saturday, December 13, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 16, at 11 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Dismuke, a retired carpenter, was born July 6, 1950 in McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his mother, Meadie Doster Lipowski; and one brother, Barry Dismuke. Survivors include: one daughter, Michelle Bastek of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; his father, Hugh Gatewood Dismuke of Dresden; two brothers, Michael Dismuke and Terry Dismuke, both of Chicago, Illinois; one half-brother, Hugh Martin Dismuke of Chicago, Illinois; and five grandchildren.

 

Joseph Randolph Reynolds

1935-2008
GLEASON: Joseph Randolph Reynolds,73,died Friday, December 12, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services are Saturday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery at a later date.   Mr. Reynolds was born June 10, 1935 in Mansfield to the late Weldon Gordon and Mollie Moore Fields Reynolds. He was an electrical switchboard operator for TVA and member of RLDS in Paris. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith Reynolds, Gordon Reynolds and Larry Dale Reynolds.  Survivors include: his wife, Betty Hutcheson Reynolds of Gleason; two sons, Larry Reynolds of McKenzie and Wesley Allan Reynolds of Huntingdon; one daughter, Bridgette Faye Reyn-olds of Michigan; one sister, Alice Vaughn of South Daytona Beach, Florida; three brothers, Arden Reynolds of Bartlett, Argel Reyn-olds of McKenzie and Chester Reynolds of Independence, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jeramie Olmstead of Dresden, Jared Olmstead and Heath Martin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Seth Martin of Sylacauga, Alabama, Asiaanne Franks of Savannah; and three great-grandchildren, Zoie and Chayce Olmstead, both of Dresden, and Christopher Franks of Savannah.   The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
 

Vera Glyn Collins

1935-2008
GLEASON: Vera Glyn Collins, 73, died Friday, December 5, at her home. Funeral services were Tuesday, December 9, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Blankenship officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
  Mrs. Collins was born May 7, 1935 in Manila, Arkansas to the late James Haff and Minnie Powell. She was retired from E.W. James Deli. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Collins.   Survivors include: two sons, Brett Collins of Gleason and Phil Hall of Newport, Arkansas; one daughter, Linda Leguold of Jonesboro; one stepdaughter, Darlene Benfield of Manteno, Illinois; one brother, Allen Haff of Newberry, South Carolina; one sister, Phyllis Lynch of Mc Henry, Illinois; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Linda Joyce Crocker McDaniel

1945-2008
GLEASON: Linda Joyce Crocker McDaniel, 63, died Saturday, December 6, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services are Wednesday, December 10, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in New Bethel Cemetery near Henry. Mrs. McDaniel was born October 29, 1945 in Milan to the late Daniel Rufus "Boss" Crocker and Nova Lynn Warren Crocker. She was a former factory worker and homemaker and member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Elihu McDaniel; one daughter, Amy Denise Tegethoff; and one brother, Floyd Williams. Survivors include: one son, Aaron Tegethoff of Bolivar, Missouri; stepchildren, Dwayne McDaniel, Connie Smith, Tracy McDaniel, and Belinda Suratt; two sisters, Annie Myrl Williams Cooper and Annette Williams Dowland; and eight grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

 

Claudie Gene Allen

1933-2008
GLEASON: Claudie Gene Allen, 75, died Wednesday, November 26, at his home. Funeral services were Sunday, November 30, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Allen, an evangelist/pastor, was born May 11, 1933. He was a veteran of the Korean war. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Allen. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Hall Allen; mother, Frances (Crouse) Allen; one brother, Glen Allen of Gleason; and Martha Petty of McKenzie.

Kenneth Von Hensley
1947-2008
GLEASON: Kenneth Von Hensley, 61, died Wednesday, November 26, in McKenzie. Funeral services were Saturday, November 29, at 2 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie, Burial followed at Everett's Chapel Cemetery near McKenzie.  Mr. Hensley was born February 20, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri to the late Alford and Ruth Walker Hensley.
Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Dillinger Hensley of Gleason; one daughter, Melissa Hensley of Gleason; two sisters, Brenda Sue Cross and Rebecca Waychoff, both of St Charles, Missouri; two brothers, Robert G. Hensley and Jerry L. Hensley, both of St. Charles, Missouri; and one granddaughter, Shelby Lee Hensley.

Bonnie Lou Glenn
1941-2008
GLEASON: Bonnie Lou Glenn, 67, died Tuesday, November 4, at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were Thursday, November 6, at 11 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery.Mrs. Glenn was born August 3, 1941 in Gleason to the late Tommy Lee Ozment and Gracie Mae Haggard. She was a homemaker and member of Gleason First United Methodist Church. Survivors include: her husband, James Terry Glenn; one son, Jere Glenn of Gleason; one daughter, Karen Johnson of Sharon; two brothers, John Ozment and Joe Ozment, both of McKenzie; one sister, Janice Harris of Paris; and two grandchildren.

Austin Ray Suddath
1927-2008
GLEASON: Austin Ray Suddath, 81, died Tuesday, August 26, at Martin Health Care. Funeral services were Friday, August 29, at 1 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in West Union Cemetery in Dresden. Mr. Suddath was born February 28, 1927 in Dresden to the late Joe and Elsie Jones Suddath. He was a retired car dealer, a World War II veteran and a member of Gleason First Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Suddath. Survivors include: his wife, Lena Johnson Suddath of Gleason; one son, Richard Suddath of Dresden; two daughters, Peggy Crawford of Gleason and Alice Crossno of Paris; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Clarence Lee Collins
1944-2008
GLEASON: Clarence Lee Collins, 64, died Thursday, August 21, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services were Sunday, August 24, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Chris Burnine officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Collins was born August 15, 1944 in Ridgely. He was retired from Goodyear. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Chesser Collins. Survivors include: his father, M. C. Collins; two sons, Charles Collins of Gleason and Jeff Collins of Iuka, Mississippi; one daughter, Vicky Collins of Martin; one brother, Clyde Collins of Chicago, Illinois; one sister, Laverne Nick of Paris; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Torchie Blanch Mayo
1942-2008
GLEASON: Torchie Blanch Mayo, 65, died Monday, August 25, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. The body will be cremated and buried at Grove Hill at a later date. Mrs. Mayo, a homemaker, was born December 22, 1942 in Martin to the late Chester Lee and Loraine (Jones) Darnell. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Darnell.
Survivors include: her husband, Joeneill Mayo; three sons, Johnny Edwards of Dresden, J. T. Edwards of Texas and Vernon Edwards of Tennessee; one daughter, Belinda Edwards of Martin; two sisters, Jane Dublin and Diane Harrison, both of Dresden; and four grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley May Scott
1936-2008
GLEASON: Shirley May Scott, 72, died Tuesday, August 12, at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services were Thursday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Charlotte Stinnett officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Scott was born January 29, 1936 in Gleason to the late Bennie and Thelma Pritchett Bailey. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, J.B. Bailey. Survivors include: her husband, Elmer Scott; two sons, Robert Scott of McKenzie and Gary Scott of Melbourne, Florida; three daughters: Patricia Hoffman of Gleason, Leetha Abazid of Chattanooga, and Tina Lawson of Gleason; two brothers, Rupert Bailey of Dresden and Gary Bailey of Gleason; two sisters, Jackie Jason of Cordova and Marie Penick of Paris; 10 grandchildren and one grandchild.

Dorothy  Faye Wilson
1935-2008
GLEASON: Dorothy Faye Wilson, 73, died Thursday, August 14, at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services were Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Kenneth Jessee officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Cemetery in Paris. Mrs. Wilson was born July 4, 1935 in Gleason to the late Walter Lee Morris and Nina Orr Morris Wynn. She formerly worked at Gaines Manufacturing in McKenzie and was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God in Gleason. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Vesta Bratton; and three brothers, Herman, Sherman and Kenneth Morris. Survivors include: three sons, Kenneth "Kenny" (Janet) Wilson of McKenzie; Rickie Wilson of Gleason and Gary Wilson of Rockford, Illinois; three sisters, Sue (Ronnie) Singleton and Janice Lewis, both of Paris, and Joyce (Ken) Parham of New Orleans, Louisiana; two brothers, Roy (Shirley) Morris and William (Kay) Morris, both of Paris; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Meadie Elizabeth Lipowski
1931-2008
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Meadie Elizabeth Lipowski, 76, formerly of Gleason, died Tuesday, August 5, in Chicago. A memorial service is Wednesday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Doster officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Lipowski, a homemaker, was born October 8, 1931 in Gleason to the late Wade and Opal Ward Doster. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Barry Dismuke, and four brothers, Howard, Tip, Tom and Alton Doster. Survivors include: her husband, Mike Lipowski of Chicago, Illinois; three sons, Sam Dismuke of Gleason, Michael Dismuke and Terry Dismuke, both of Chicago; and two sisters, Ruby Hargrove of McKenzie and Carol Ann Williams of Greenfield.

J. C. Lowry
1948-2008
GLEASON: J.C. Lowry, 60, died Thursday, July 10, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Terry Griffin and Tony Michael Simmons officiating. Burial followed in West Union Cemetery. Mr. Lowry was born February 4, 1948 in Martin to the late James Eaf and Brooksie Watson Lowry. He was a lab tech at Unimin Clay Company and member of VFW and American Legion. Survivors include: his wife, Patricia Owen Lowry; one son, Clint (Kim) Lowry of Gleason; three daughters, Chris Lowry, Misty (Jamie) Thomson and Trisha (Britt) McClain, all of Gleason; one brother, R. T. Lowry of Big Sandy; and seven grandchildren.
 

Charles Ray Hunt
1962-2008

LOWELL, INDIANA: Charles Ray Hunt, 45, of Lowell, Indiana, formally of Gleason, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at his place of work. Funeral services for Mr. Hunt were held Sunday, June 29, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mike Stigall and Darren Wilson officiated the services. Mr. Hunt was a machinist V.P. He was born September 30, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Hunt was preceded in death by his father, Raybon (Sonny) Hunt. Mr. Hunt is survived by a son, Brandon Hunt of Schaumburg, Illinois; two daughters, Megan Rae Hunt of Schaumburg, Illinois, and Brittany Ann Hunt of Schaumburg, Illinois; his mother, Barbara (Holland) Hunt; a brother, Kevin Hunt of Crown Point, Illinois; three sisters, Rhonda Foss of Romeoville, Illinois, Donna Stigall of Martin, and Lisa Reiss of Elgin, Illinois; and his former wife, Marijo Police.

 

Opal L. Kennedy
1926-2008

GLEASON: Opal L. Kennedy, 82, of Gleason, died June 30, 2008, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Memorial services for Mrs. Kennedy were held Sunday, July 6, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church in Dresden. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Woodstock, Illinois. Mrs. Kennedy was a retired chef for Cary Country Club. She was a native of Hamburg, Iowa and the daughter of the late Clyde and Eva Richardson O'Brien. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kennedy was also preceded in death by a sister, Laura Motzinger; and two brothers, Tommy Motzinger and Clyde O'Brien.  Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her husband, Mr. James William Kennedy of Gleason; three daughters, Jean Lawrence of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Laurel Seymore of Crystal Lake, Illinois, and Ginger Crawford of Smyrna, Tennessee; a brother, William Motzinger of Omaha, Nebraska; and a grandson, Robert Seymore of Chicago, Illinois.

 

Billy Gean Stigall
1939-2008

GLEASON: Billy Gean Stigall, 69, of McKenzie, formerly of Gleason, died Tuesday, June 17 at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home. Burial  followed at the Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Bro. Kenny Carr, Bro. Lammie Lammersfeld and Dr. Dale Denning officiated the service. Mr. Stigall was born January 18, 1939 in Gleason to the late Arvil and Louise Upchurch Stigall. He was a retired carpenter and builder and a member of Long Heights Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Denning Stigall of McKenzie; one daugher, Jackie (Bro. Kenny) Carr of McKenzie; one son, Steve (Mary Katherine) Stigall of Huntingdon; one sister, Sylvia Moody of Gleason; and three grandchildren; Derek Carr and Kelsey Carr, both of McKenzie and Peyton Stagall of Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilburn Stigall. Memorials may be made to the Long Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 545, McKenzie, TN 38201.

Frances Ruth Finch
1922-2008
GLEASON: Frances Ruth Finch, 86, died Sunday, June 1, at her home. Funeral services were held on  Wednesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at Gleason First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating;  burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Finch was born January 7, 1922 in Gleason to the late Cletus and Zela (Young) Trevathan. She was a retired business woman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Murrell Finch; and one son, Buddy Finch. Survivors include: one daughter, Pam McCulley of Germantown; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason was in charge of arrangements

Clara Webb
1920-2008
GLEASON: Clara Webb, 87, died Sunday, May 18, at her home. Funeral services are Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with burial in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Webb, a homemaker, was born December 12, 1920 in Sharon to the late Alvin and Mary Jane Medlock Adams. She was Presbyterian in faith. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Webb; and one son, Cloyas Webb. Survivors include: two daughters, Nancy Smith of Paris and Ferrellin Cassidy of Gleason; one son, Joe Webb of Gleason; one sister, Odell Blakemore of Dresden; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.

James Stanley Ross
1952-2008
GLEASON: James Stanley Ross, 56, died Friday, May 16, at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Long officiating. Burial was in Tyson Cemetery. Mr. Ross, a former truck driver, was born February 21, 1952. Survivors include: his parents, Willard Ross and Martha Wray Ross; two daughters, Anna Eaton of Nashville and Amy Hampton of Gleason; one sister, Teresa Phelps of McKenzie; and three grandchildren.

George Herbert Shelton
1940-2008
GLEASON: George Herbert Shelton, 68, died Saturday, April 26, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services were Monday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Brett Mebane officiating. Burial with honors by the Weakley County Sheriff's Department followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Mr. Shelton was born February 27, 1940 in Belleville, Illinois to the late George and Grace Daniels Shelton. He was a former police officer in Ridgely, a former Chief of Police in Tiptonville, a retired investigator for the Weakley County Sheriff's office with a total of 31 years in law enforcement, and attended Twin City Community Church in Hollow Rock. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Robert Shelton. Survivors include: his wife, Vera Carroll Moore Shelton of Gleason; three daughters; Karen (George) Johnson of Dyersburg, Theresa (Ricky) Scott and Debbie Moore, both of McKenzie; five grandchildren, Leigh Ann Johnson and her fiancé, Mark Dutton of Knoxville, Trae (Kayla) Johnson of Clarksville, Lauren Scott and Kaitlin Scott, both of McKenzie, and Mandi Johnson of Dyersburg; and one great-granddaughter, Addison Johnson of Clarksville. Memorials may be made to the Twin City Community Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 175, Bruceton, TN 38317.

Matthew Douglas

1978 - 2008
GLEASON: Matthew Vowell Douglas, 29, died Monday, April 21, at his home. Funeral services were Wednesday, April 23, at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon with Bro. Dossie Wheatley officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Douglas was born April 28, 1978 in Jackson. He was a First Mate for United Barge Line and a member of First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Vowell, and his paternal grandparents, James Douglas and Birdie Douglas. Survivors include: his parents, Darrell and Kay Douglas of Huntingdon; one daughter, Makayla Douglas of Gleason; two sisters, Kathryn Douglas of Nashville, Stephanie (Kevin) Hamlin of Paris; and his maternal grandmother, Margaret Vowell.

 

Maxey Mouzon Hopper
1926-2008
GLEASON: Maxey Mouzon Hopper, 81, died Friday, April 11 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Butler Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Hopper, a cattle dealer, was born May 1, 1926 in Gleason to the late McKinley and Loreda Spence Hopper. He was a member of the New Valley Methodist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Hopper. Survivors include: two sons, Don Hopper of McKenzie and Hal Hopper of Bowling Green, Kentucky; one daughter, Fonda Voigtman of Tupelo, Mississippi; one brother, Jerry Hopper of McKenzie; two sisters, Barbara Blackburn of McKenzie and Vaida Olds of Paris; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Dorothy May Burke

1921-2008
GLEASON: Dorothy May Burke, 86, died Monday, March 24, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Burke was born April 27, 1921 in Paris to the late Raymond D. McKenzie and Winnie Ruth Baker. She was a former employee of Sharon Pajama Factory and was a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Burke. Survivors include: one daughter, Ruth Pryor of Gleason; two stepsons, Thomas Burke of Gleason and Larry Burke of McKenzie; one stepdaughter, Martha Burke of McKenzie; one brother, L. T. McKenzie of Paris; two sisters, Shirley Mann of McKenzie and Betty Brown of Henry; and four grandchildren.

 

Billy Wayne Stewart

1948-2008

GLEASON: Billy Wayne Stewart, 60, died Sunday, March 23, in Des Moines Mercy Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial  followed in Carroll County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Stewart was born February 5, 1948 in Martin to the late Roy Lee and Mable Moore Stewart. He was a retired railroad conductor/breakman of 37 years, a Vietnam veteran, and member of Gleason First Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Pat Taylor Stewart of  Gleason; one son, Steven (Wynafer) Stewart of Gleason; one daughter, Stacy (Wade) Cook of Ankeny, Iowa; one brother, Donnie Stewart of McKenzie; one sister, Joyce Jones of Gleason; and four grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Rebecca Ann Pryor

1955-2008

GLEASON: Rebecca Ann Pryor, 52, of Gleason died Thursday, March 6 at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie. Burial followed in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie. Mrs. Pryor was born November 25, 1955 in Nashville to the late J. C. and JoAnn Jones Reed. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Elton Pryor of Gleason; two sons, Robert Reed of McKenzie and David Pryor of Gleason; one daughter, Shelia (Kevin) Cady of Pascagoula, Mississippi; three brothers: Billy Reed and Milburn (Ramona) Reed, both of McKenzie, and Paul (DeAnna) Reed of Sikeston, Missouri; two sisters, Ruby (David) Sanders of Henry and Tammy (Bruce) Phillips of Buena Vista; three grandchildren and one grandchild.

 

Edward Richard "Bill" Sutherland

1933-2008
GLEASON: Edward Richard "Bill" Sutherland, 75, died Friday, February 15, at Volunteer Community Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, February 18, at 11 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in West Union Cemetery. Mr. Sutherland was born January 14, 1933 in Dresden to the late Irie and Elsie Jones Sutherland. He was a retired heavy equipment operator at K-T Clay Company and member of West Union Baptist Church. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Marland Sutherland; and one sister, Dorothy Lax. Survivors include: one brother, James Sutherland of Louisville, Kentucky; and three sisters, Mavis Insco of Dresden, Nell Childress of Louisville, Texas and Inez McKowen of Martin.

 

Donald McMackin

1941 - 2008

HUNTINGDON: Donald McMackin, 66, died Saturday, January 26, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Huntingdon with Bro. Fred Ward officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mr. McMackin was born February 28, 1941 to the late Russell C. McMackin and Pauline (Burchum) McMackin. He was self-employed as a dental technician and a member of First Baptist Church in Huntingdon. Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Sandra McMackin; two sons, Donnie McMackin (fiance' Ellen Furr) and Eric (Jennifer) McMackin, both of Huntingdon; two sisters, Ann McClintock of McKenzie and Betty (Gaylon) Webb of Huntingdon; one brother, Ricky McMackin of Camden; and six grandchildren.
 

Ruby Marie Moore

1913 - 2008

GLEASON: Ruby Marie Moore, 94, of Gleason died Tuesday, January 15 at Hillview Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18 at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery. Rev. Dale Mathis officiated. Mrs. Moore was born August 10, 1913 in Eva to the late David and Annie Arnold Melton. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Gleason. She is survived by her daughter, Bernice Moore of Gleason; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great, great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace T. Moore.

 

Larue Ann Beam

1942-2008
GLEASON: Larue Ann Beam, 65, died Monday, January 7, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside services were Friday, January 11, at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Mrs. Beam, a retired nurse, was born September 26, 1942 in Apollo, Pennsylvania to the late Paul Curtis and Violet Burnett (Wilson) Shirey. She was a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, John Beam. Survivors include: her husband, John Leroy Fulton Beam, Jr.; three sons, Damian Beam of Gleason and David Shirey of Dundee, Illinois; four daughters, Gretchen Arneson of Gleason, Robin Ogtrum of Elgin, Illinois, Amanda Shirey and Jennifer Shirey, both of Pennsylvania; one sister, Gladys Shellhammer of Murfreesboro, Georgia; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

James William Bruce

1940 - 2008
GLEASON: James William Bruce, 67, died Wednesday, January 2, at Jackson Madison County Hospital. He was buried at Oddfellows Cemetery in Madisonville, Kentucky. Mr. Bruce was born December 10, 1940 in Madisonville, Kentucky to the late Richard Bruce and Anna Mae Johnson. He was a trucker for Delta Plastic. Survivors include: three sons, James W. Bruce, Jr. of Sharon, William Bruce of Evansville, Indiana, and Jimmy Bruce of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters, Gloria Goode of Gleason, and Anna Williams of Evansville, Indiana; and three sisters, Janon Walker of Evansville, Indiana, Sue Taylor of New Burge, Indiana, and Anna Wigton.
 

2007

Roy L. Auvenshine
1944-2007
DRESDEN: Roy L. Auvenshine, 63, died Thursday, December 27, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Saturday, December 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Perkins and Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Sand Hill Cemetery. Bro. Auvenshine was the preacher for Bethlehem Baptist Church for over 30 years. He was born, July 4, 1944 in Dresden. He was preceded in death by his father, C.D. Auvenshine; and a brother, Dennis Auvenshine.Survivors include: his wife, Linda (Stewart) Auvenshine of Dresden; one son, Tracy Auvenshine of Dresden; one daughter, Donna Auvenshine of Dresden; his mother, Elaine (Underwood) Auvenshine; three brothers, Debro Auvenshine of Akin, South Carolina, Johnny Auvenshine of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and Donald Auvenshine of Lansing, Michigan; and one granddaughter.

Peter Anthony Bell
1947-2007
GLEASON:  Dr. Peter Anthony Bell, 60, died at his home in Alpharetta, Georgia on Tuesday, November 6, 2007. Funeral Services were held on Friday, November 9 in Gleason, Tennessee and burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery which included a 21-gun salute and full military honors. Dr. Bell was born in Martin, Tennessee on January 2, 1947 to the late Joe Dudley and Emma Louise (C.C.) Jeter Bell. He graduated from Junction City High School in Kansas where he was a champion golfer, and he attended Kansas State University on a golf scholarship while achieving academic honors at each school. Thereafter, he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. He entered the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after practicing in the Dental Corp for over twenty five years. He also served overseas in South Korea and in Operation Desert Storm. He will be greatly missed and remembered with an abundance of love by his wife, Suzette Edmonston Bell; four daughters: Jody (Jim) Webb of Johnston, IA, Jenny (Jim) Cataldo of Des Moines, IA, Brooke (Drew) Havko of Colorado Springs, CO and Lindsey Bell of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; one step-son: P. J. (Elizabeth) Wade of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren: Sydney, Ryan and Jackson Webb and Mia, Anna and Dante Cataldo; a sister, Betty (Mike) McWherter of Jackson, TN; two nephews, Jacob and Jed McWherter and countless friends across the country. Our sincere thanks goes out to all of our family and friends who have been so supportive during this difficult time.

Joseph M. Rousseau II
1957-2007
GLEASON: Joseph M. Rousseau II, 50, of Gleason died Wednesday, November 7 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. at Foundry Hill Baptist Cemetery in Puryear. Visitation will be at Ridgeway Funeral Home on Thursday, November 8 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Larry Ramey will be officiating. Mr. Rousseau was born June 29, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois to the late Joseph and Edna Inez Mohundro Rousseau. He worked as a machinist for McKenzie Valve Co. He was an avid coin and stamp collector, loved carpentry, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the Gleason Church of Christ. He survived by a daughter, Hillary Rousseau; three sisters: Mary Rousseau of Wisconsin, Pat Kamholz of Gleason and Sue Welch of Wisconsin; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Morris.

Charles William Johnson
1927-2007
GLEASON: Charles William Johnson, 80, died Monday, September 24, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Rushing Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Johnson was born August 26, 1927 in Gleason to the late John and Donnie (Hayes) Johnson. He was a retired GM auto worker, member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church, Gleason Masonic Lodge and Gleason Senior Citizens. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert "Bob" Johnson. Survivors include: his wife, Katherine Ruth McDaniel Johnson; one daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Young of Waterloo, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Kathy King of Fulton, Kentucky; one brother, Doug Johnson of Gleason; one sister, Lena Suddath of Gleason; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jayne L. Fowler
1942-2007
GLEASON: Jayne L. Fowler, 65, died Friday, August 17, at her home. Funeral services were Sunday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Gleason First United Methodist Church with Rev. Mike Jeffers and Rev. Roy Auvenshine officiating. Burial was in Everett's Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler was born February 7, 1942 to the late Edward Leland and Ruby Lee (Gooch) Lemonds. She was Senior Vice Sec. EFMP at UTM, a member of Gleason First United Methodist Church, Gleason Woman's Club and Gleason Gazelles Club. Survivors include: her husband, Bob Fowler; two sons, Steve (Karen) Fowler of McKenzie and Cliff (Debbie) Brewer of Gautier, Mississippi; one daughter, Kelle (Randy) Bailey of Gleason; two brothers, Ray Lemonds of McKenzie and Kenneth Lemonds of Gleason; three sisters, Julia Fowler of Gleason, Marjorie Soper and Audrey Crossett, both of McKenzie; and eight grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alvilda "Polly" Presson
1923-2007
GLEASON: Alvilda "Polly" Presson, 83, died Sunday, August 19, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at McKenzie Church of Christ with Bro. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Presson was born September 18, 1923 in Cheatham County to the late William H. Griffin and Amanda Jenkins Griffin. She was a member of the McKenzie Church of Christ. Survivors include: her husband, John Daniel Presson of Gleason; three daughters, Faye Harrison of Jackson, Martha (Gerald) Spain of McKenzie, and Linda Phelps of Gleason; two brothers, Lewis Griffin of Belton, Texas and James Griffin of Ashland City; one sister, Eleanor Lee of White Bluff; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the McKenzie Church of Christ. McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry F. Cooper
1943-2007
GLEASON: Jerry F. Cooper, 64, of Gleason, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services for Mr. Cooper were held Monday, July 23, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden. Burial followed in Suratt Cemetery near Dresden. Tracy McDaniel officiated the services. Mr. Cooper was a truck driver for Williams Farms in Ashton, South Carolina. He was born in Hayti, Missouri to Virgil and Lora McDow Cooper. Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Cooper. Mr. Cooper is survived by two daughters, Lora Cooper of Gleason, and Jessica Cooper of Martin; two sons, Mark Cooper of Gleason, and David Cooper of Winterhaven, Florida; a sister, Delilah Noblett of Bowling Green, Florida; and four grandchildren

David Ernest Quarrels
1947-2007
GLEASON: David Ernest Quarrels, 59, died Wednesday, July 18, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, July 21, at Apostolic Faith Church with Steve Gearin officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Quarrels was born August 4, 1947 in Knoxville to the late Harrison B. Quarrels and Hazel Bell Hayes. He worked for Ford Motor Company and attended Apostolic Faith Church in Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Linda Adams Quarrels of Gleason; three sisters, Judy Seagle of Knoxville, Betty Bristol and Shirley Hogue, both of Seymour; and four brothers, Ed Quarrels of Sumpter, Michigan, Jerry Quarrels of Seymour, Roy (Red) Quarrels of Jacksonville, Florida, and Harold Quarrels of Knoxville.
 

Shawn Edwards Spears

1985-2007

 GLEASON: Shawn Edward Spears, 22, died Thursday, July 5, at 10:05 a.m. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason. He was laid to rest at Klingner-Cope at Rivermont in Springfield, Missouri.   Shawn was born in Rogers, Arkansas, but grew up in Gleason. He was employed by Excell Marine. He enjoyed riding four-wheelers around his grandparents’ farm and loved to read and study his Bible. Survivors include: his mother, Robin Hazlewood; his father, Steve Spears; his brother and best friend, Eric Spears; his maternal grandparents, Beverly Thornburg, and Dr. Rodney Everhart; his paternal grandparents, Sonny and Lois Spears; five aunts; eleven cousins; and many friends.

Rev. Charles Edward Bailey
1931-2007
GLEASON: Rev. Charles Edward Bailey, 75, died Wednesday, June 20, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Auvenshine and Rev. Dewayne Thomas officiating. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery. Mr. Bailey was born November 20, 1931 in Gleason to the late Raymond and Cora (Stephens) Bailey. He was a retired Baptist minister of 42 years. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, W.T. Bailey, and one sister, Stella Dilday. Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Bailey; one son, Randy (Kelle) Bailey of Gleason; two daughters, Cathy (Danny) Hopper of Dresden and Gail (T.J.) McKinney of Gleason; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Raymond Earl Hugueley
1929-2007
GLEASON: Raymond Earl Hugueley, 77, died Saturday, June 23, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, June 25, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Swenson officiating. Burial followed in Weakley County Memorial Gardens. Mr. Hugueley was born November 13, 1929 in Newbern to the late Ervin Hugueley and Gladys Redding Terry. He was retired from the Henry County Co-op and was a farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Ann Chandler Hugueley; one son, Brad Hugueley of Rossville; three daughters, Vickie Ross and Sandra Gibbons, both of Gleason, and Kay Cooper of McKenzie; one brother, Bobby Hugueley of Gleason; two sisters, Irma Moody of Como and Peggy Matlock of McKenzie; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lamon D. Boone
1926-2007
GLEASON: Lamon D. Boone, 81, of Gleason died Tuesday, June 12 at the Weakley County Nursing Home. Services were held Friday, June 15 in the Chapel of Galimore Funeral Home with burial in the Hopewell Cemetery. Bro. Steve Boone officiated. Mr. Lamon Boone was born May 20, 1926 in Ridgeley to the late Earl and Lorene (Smith) Boone. He was a veteran of the 2nd World War and a retired manager of the Co-Op. He also was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. He is survived by two sons, Steve Boone of Gleason and Jeff Boone of Memphis; a daughter, Pam Cummings of Chattanooga; five brothers: Jerry Boone of Greenfield, Ronnie Boone of Paris, Hershel Boone of Gleason, Bill Boone of South Carolina and Aaron Boone of Dresden; three sisters: Margie Cunningham of Dresden, Martha Sublett of Martin and Grace Boone of Dresden. He is also survived by five grandchildren.

Terry L. Ellis
1942-2007
GLEASON: Terry L. Ellis, 64, died Thursday, May 3, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at Gleason First Baptist Church with Bro. Pete Tackett and Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mr. Ellis, a retired truck driver, was born October 5, 1942. He was a member of Davis Memorial Baptist Church in Dresden. He was preceded in death by his father, Joner Ellis. Survivors include: his wife, Jane Ellis of Gleason; his mother, Ruby Ellis of Gleason; two daughters, Tonya (Doug) Hodges and Tammy (Stacy) Collins, both of Gleason; two sisters, Shirley Gooch of Huntingdon and Peggy Roberts of Gleason; and five grandchildren. McKenzie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Rubye Lavada Bradberry

1914 - 2007

DRESDEN:  Rubye Lavada Bradberry, 92, of Dresden, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at Weakley County Rehab & Nursing Center. Services were held 11 a.m. Monday at Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with James Bradberry and Bro. Steve Boone officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Charlie Hodges, Roy Lee Hodges, Ronnie Black, Tommy Bradberry, Sammy Bradberry and Johnny Bradberry served as pallbearers.Mrs. Bradberry was born October 9, 1914 at Fulton, Ky., daughter of the late Thomas and Bertie Sims Sharpe. She was the widow of Harold Bradberry, a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Gleason. Survivors include two sons, James Bradberry of Dresden and Terri Bradberry of New York City, N.Y.; one daughter, Sandra Huskins of Memphis; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Isabelle Taylor
1924-2007
GLEASON: Isabelle Taylor, 82, died Thursday, April 26, at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services were Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Tumbling Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Price, Rev. Dayne Hawks, Luke Hughes and Wendell McCoy officiating. Burial followed in Butler Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor was born November 30, 1924 in Gleason to the late Leonard and Annie Foster Oliver. She was a retired machine operator. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Taylor; one sister, Luetta Maddox Goad; and two brothers, Henry Lee Oliver and Phillip Oliver. Survivors include: five daughters, Jozella Johnson, Ann Ellis, Katrina Pence, and Reneigh Rogers, all of Gleason, and Roxie Dublin of McKenzie; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pansy Laverne Martin

1907-2007
GLEASON: Pansy Laverne Martin, 99, died Tuesday, April 24, at McKenzie Healthcare. Funeral services were Saturday, April 28, at First Baptist Church in Gleason at 11 a.m. with Rev. Keith Sumner officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie. Mrs. Martin was born November 11, 1907 in McKenzie to the late William Shaw and Sally Fly Houston. She was a business merchant and a member of Seminary Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbon Martin. Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Margaret Beasley of Gleason; one son, Jack Martin of McKenzie; two sisters, Mary Francis Phelps of Waldren, Arkansas and Ina Mai Berryhill of McKenzie; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Faye Hicks
1920-2007
GLEASON: Virginia Faye Hicks, 87, died Monday, April 23, at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services were Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Mathis and Rev. Ben Wainscott officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Hicks was born April 16, 1920 in Gleason to the late William David and Eva May Tones Ozment. She was a homemaker and a member of El Bethel Methodist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle C. Hicks; and one sister, Eula May Gorham. Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy Williams of Gleason; one brother, Harold Thomas Ozment of Hurricane Mills; two sisters, Rozelle Wiseman and Billie Sue Hudson, both of Gleason; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Barbara Gean Edwards
1947-2007
GLEASON: Barbara Gean Edwards, 59, died Monday, April 23, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside services were Wednesday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at New Valley Cemetery in Gleason with Rev. Keith Sumner officiating. Ms. Edwards was born December 3, 1947 in Martin to the late Neal and Betty Bolton Mayo. She was a homemaker and a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Deloris Ann McDaniel. Survivors include: two daughters, Alice Choate of Gleason and Elissa Bates of Sharon; two sisters, Carol Clary of Cottage Grove and Mary Clement of Gleason; two brothers, Joe Neal Mayo of Gleason and Ricky Mayo of Union City; and six grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gracie Moody
1908-2007
GLEASON: Gracie Moody, 98, died Friday, April 6, at McKenzie Health Care. Funeral services were Monday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Moody was born August 22, 1908 in Hurricane Mills to the late Houston Ethridge. Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnie Moody. Survivors include: one son, Jessie Moody of McKenzie; three daughters, Nancy Allen of Murfreesboro, Doris Lovejoy of Dresden, and Shirley Lewindowski; one sister, Lela Mae Lane of Dyersburg; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ronald Gene Hugueley
1954-2007
GLEASON: Ronald Gene Hugueley, 53, died Saturday, March 24, at his residence. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home in McKenzie with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in New Valley Cemetery in Gleason.Mr. Hugueley was born February 5, 1954 in Weakley County. He was preceded in death by his father, G.H. Hugueley. Survivors include: his mother, Joyce Ann Bolton (Joe) Mingle; one son, Freddie Gene Hugueley; one daughter, Youvhanda Stone of Dresden; two brothers, Edward Allen Hugueley of Dresden and Donald Ray Hugueley of Latham; and three grandchildren.

Billy Ray Marshall
1936-2007
GLEASON: Billy Ray Marshall, 70, died Saturday, March 3, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial followed in West Union Cemetery in Dresden. Mr. Marshall was born July 8, 1936 in Hohenwald to the late James Alvis and Addie Paschall Marshall. He was a lifetime member of the VFW in McKenzie and DAV. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Marshall. Survivors include: five step-children; and two sisters, Opal Barker of McKenzie and Betty Collins of Amity, Oregon.

Margaret Fortune
1909-2007
GLEASON: Margaret Fortune, 97, died Thursday, February 22, at her residence. Funeral services were Sunday, February 25, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery in Como. Mrs. Fortune was born October 9, 1909 in Central City, Kentucky to the late Angus and Lou Ella (McConnell) Baskill. She was a retired waitress. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dee Witt Fortune, and one daughter, Margie Moody. Survivors include: four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

Lucy Elizabeth Todd
1926-2007
GLEASON: Lucy Elizabeth Todd, 80, died February 12 at Oak Manor Healthcare Center in McKenzie. Graveside services were held February 16 at Hopewell Cemetery with Bro. Bob Hutchins officiating. Ms. Todd was a homemaker and was born February 23, 1926 to the late John F. and Henrietta Harris Parsley of Gleason. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy E. Leyhue and one son, Paul Todd. She is survived by her sons; Leonard Todd of Gleason and John T. Todd of Tulsa, Oklahoma and seven grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason was in charge of arrangements.

Michael Curtis Gallimore
1982-2007
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Michael Curtis Gallimore, 24, died Friday, January 26, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, February 2, at 2 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Dowdy officiating. Burial followed in Caledonia Cemetery in McKenzie. Mr. Gallimore, a construction worker, was born March 25, 1982 in Martin. Survivors include: his wife, Stephanie Renee Evans Gallimore of Starke, Florida; his parents, Michael Thomas Gallimore of Jacksonville Beach, Florida and Cathy Lynn Bowden Gallimore of Gleason; two sons, Anthony Gallimore and Nicholas Gallimore, both of Starke, Florida; his grandmother, Fay Bowden of McKenzie; two brothers, Brian Adam Gallimore of Starke, Florida and Chris Dowdy of Nashville; and four sisters, Kimberly Hicks of Martin, Jennifer Ryan of Orlinda, Debbie Parker of Paris and Donna Blakley of Halls.

           

                                In Memory Of Michael Curtis Gallimore
                                                          3-25-1982 ~ 1-26-2007

Angels live forever, far beyond our days on earth.
And every soul receives an angel guardian at birth.
Invisible, these angels never leave us, day or night.

They know our fears and whisper, "Things are going to be all right."

 

They give us strength and purpose, keep our courage strong.
They fill our minds with wisdom and our spirits with a song.
And when the time in this world comes to reach our  journey's end,
Our angel walks beside us like a kind, familiar friend.

 

And as we leave behind the only place we've ever known,
We see our angel's smile at last and hear, "You're home....
You're home."
                   
       You are missed. - Family

 

William Doyle Greer, Jr.
1945-2007
GLEASON: William Doyle Greer, Jr., 61, died January 3 at Henry County Medical Center. Funeral services were Friday, January 5, 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home of McKenzie with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. He was born January 30, 1945 in Martin to Mattie Mirion Presson Morgan and the late William Doyle Greer, Sr. He was preceded in death by his father, William Doyle Greer, Sr. and stepfather, James E. Morgan. Survivors include: his mother, Mattie Mirion Presson Morgan; three sisters, Peggy (Charles) Bailey of Gleason, Diane (Bob) Perry of Carrollton, Kentucky, and Raymell (Cajun) Robinson of Paris.

2006

Arthur Liscomb
1917-2006
GLEASON: Arthur Liscomb, age 89, formerly of Gleason, died December 22 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab. Graveside services were held at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason on Sunday, December 24, at 11 a.m. He was born May 23, 1917 to the late Calloway and Ada Harris Liscomb. He was retired from the United States Navy, a veteran of WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Survivors included three nieces. Gallimore Funeral Home of Gleason had charge of arrangements.

Martha Rene Dunlap
1929-2006
GLEASON: Martha Rene Dunlap, 77, died Tuesday, October 31 at her residence. Funeral services were conducted on Friday, November 3 at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Jim Pinnell and Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.
She was born May 29, 1929 in Gleason to the late Ellie B. and Rhoda Culver Brawner. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Dunlap; one daughter, Verena Dunlap Cooper of Gleason; one sister, Millie Jackson of Waverly; and two grandchildren.

Giva Magaline Moore
1921-2006
GLEASON: Giva Magaline Moore, 84, died Friday, October 6, at Weakley County Nursing Home. Funeral services were Monday, October 9, 11 a.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Moore was born December 30, 1921 in Gleason. She was a seamstress and a member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include: two sons, Guy George of Bradford and Mark George of Elkhardt, Indiana; two daughters, Lou Ann Dattilo of Germantown and Madeline Lockwood of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one brother, Glendell Arnold of Gleason; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Robert Perry Anderson

1912-2006
GLEASON:
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Perry Anderson, age 94, were held Friday, October 13, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason, with the Bro. Trent Bullock, Bro. Don Bullock, and Bro. Mike Jeffers officiating. Interment followed in the New Valley Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died at McKenzie Health Care & Rehabilitation Center on October 11, 2006. He had been a very happy resident there for over five years. He was born in Henry County, TN, the son of the late David and Ora Perry Anderson. He walked to Liberty School in Henry County while in the 1st through 8th grade. He always recalled those days as happy days. Mr. Anderson was a carpenter and a farmer. He had his own Home Improvement Business in Gleason in the 1960's and 70's. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Gleason, but spent his entire adult life supporting New Valley Methodist Church and caring for New Valley Cemetery. He was committed to its upkeep and preservation. Mr. Anderson loved life and always had a smile on his face and made the best of difficult situations. He was loved by all his family and he had a wealth of friends. He never acquired fame or fortune but was rich as the pillar of strength and wisdom for his entire family. Mr. Anderson outlived all of his siblings, who were Albert Anderson, Paul Anderson, Brooksie Taylor, Lula Mae Arnold, and Marvin Anderson. He was married to Ruby Ward for 57 years. They were married in 1930 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Gainer near Gleason. Surviving are their three children, Betty (Harold, deceased) Godwin of Gleason, Martha (Charles) Morris of Troy, and Charles (Rose) Anderson of Gleason. Mr. Anderson had 7 grandchildren; Sabrina (Mike) Snider of Gleason, Benita (Hoyt) Giffin of Union City, David (Jennifer) Godwin of Union City, Tim (Julie) Morris of Cordova, Tracey (Hadley) Malone of Troy, Heather (Chris) Jones of Dyersburg, and Brittany Anderson (deceased). He also had 3 step grandchildren: Michelle (Roman) Walters of Mountain City, Danielle (Michael) Davis of Milan, and Lance Pate (Celena) of Murfreesboro. He also had 10 great-grandchildren: Katie and Blake Snider, Gregg, Cayce, Allie Morris, Derek Giffin, Mattie, AJ, and Warren Malone, and HD Godwin. He also had 8 step great-grandchildren: Meghan, Hallie, Lucas, and Sammy Walters, Hunter and Grant Davis, and Kaycee and Mason Warren. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as his family of special caregivers at McKenzie Health Care. Pallbearers who served were David Godwin, Tim Morris, Mike Snider, Hoyt Giffin, Hadley Malone, and Chris Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Blake Snider, Derek Giffin, Gregg Morris, and AJ Malone. The family received friends at the Funeral Home in Gleason from 5-9 p.m., Thursday evening and Friday morning, 7:30 a.m. till funeral time. The family asks that anyone wishing to give a memorial gift may make it to the New Valley Cemetery Fund at Bank of Gleason or the First United Methodist Church of Gleason, Building Fund.

 

Thomas Earl Smyth
1931-2006
GLEASON: Thomas Earl Smyth, 75, of Gleason died Thursday, October 12 at his residence. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, October 15 at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. He was born February 22, 1931 in Gleason to the late Earl L. and Elsie Mills Smyth. He was a retired Central Ford truck service manager for 44 years in Lansing, MI and was a Korean War veteran, serving in the Marines. He was a member of New Valley Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Young Smyth, and one cousin, Bob Fanning of Gleason.

Angela Carol Howington

1966-2006
GLEASON:
Angela Carol Howington, 39, of Gleason died Saturday, September 30 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, October 3 at Sandhill Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Griffin officiating. Burial followed in Sandhill Baptist Church Cemetery. She was born October 19, 1966 in Martin. She was a daycare provider and a member of Gleason First Baptist Church. Survivors include: her parents, Donnie and Peggy Turner of Gleason and Burnis and Patsy Hodges of Dresden; her husband, Mike Howington; two sons, Jacob Howington and Jordan Howington, both of Gleason; one daughter, Jacqulin Howington of Gleason; two step-daughters, Lacey Howington of Nashville and Sheena Hazelwood of Humboldt; one brother, Keith Turner of Nashville; one grandchild; and six step-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Sue Phelps

1931-2006
GLEASON:
Edna Sue Phelps, 74, of Gleason, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at her home. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gallimore Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Burial was in Carroll County Memorial Gardens. Scott Phelps, Mike Phelps, Jeff Phelps, Tim Swindell, Terry Taylor and Jared Spain served as pallbearers. Mrs. Phelps was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Huntington, daughter of the late John Eugene and Jennie Estelle Paschall Pryor. She was retired from Tecumseh and was a member of Meredian Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, James Ted Phelps; a son, Jim Phelps of Gleason; a daughter, Susie Mitchell of Skullbone; a brother, Steve Pryor of Gleason; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Georgia Marilyn Boone

1931-2006
GLEASON:
Georgia Marilyn Boone, 75, of Gleason, TN died Saturday, September 16, 2006 at Plumley Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TN. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason, TN. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. She was born May 10, 1931 in Tiptonville, TN. She was a retired seamstress for H.I.S. and a member of Liberty Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Georgia Williams Jarred. Survivors include: husband Lamon Boone; two sons, Steve Boone of Gleason and Jeff Boone of Memphis, TN; one daughter, Pam Cummings of Chattanooga, TN; and five grandchildren. For more information, contact Gallimore Funeral Home at (731) 648-5801.

Mary Margaret Verdell

1921-2006
GLEASON: Mary Margaret Verdell, 84, died Sunday, September 10, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 12, 11 a.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Terry Joe Kee officiating. Burial followed in New Valley Cemetery.  Mrs. Verdell was born November 9, 1921 to the late Arthur and Edda Lee Beasley Gaskins. She was a homemaker and a member of the McKenzie Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Verdell. Survivors include: two sons, Richard Verdell of Gleason and Randy Verdell of North Little Rock, Arkansas; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Delma Lucille Roney

1921-2006
GLEASON: Delma Lucille Roney, 84, died Sunday, September 10, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 14, 1 p.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.  Mrs. Roney was born November 9, 1921 to the late Lee and Janie Newberry Oliver in Dresden. She was a retired seamstress of Merit Clothing Company and a member of Corinth Baptist Church in Sharon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Roney.  Survivors include: two sons, Robert Adams of Sharon and Danny Roney of Gleason; two daughters, Reba Callins of Greenfield and Jane Lucille Smith of Utica, Kentucky; one sister, Rachel Etheridge; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sharon Theresa Guy

1950-2006
GLEASON:
Sharon Theresa Guy, 56, of Gleason, died Tuesday, September 5, 2006, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services for Mrs. Guy were held Saturday, September 9, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden. Burial followed in Locust Grove Cemetery near Bradford. Bro. Tracy McDaniel officiated the services. Mrs. Guy was a secretary for Oscar Mayer Foods. She was a native of Shelby County and the daughter of the late T.D. Witherington and Corinne Suratt Witherington.     Mrs. Guy is survived by her husband, Mr. Lyndell Marvin Guy of Gleason; two daughters, Sherry Siewierski of Chicago, Illinois, and Carrie Henney Cardia of Des Plaines, Illinois; two sons, Ricky Guy of Gleason, and Travis Guy of Gleason; a sister, Cora Humbert of Des Plaines, Illinois; three brothers, Tommy Suratt of North Carolina, Frank Witherington of California, and Tim Witherington of Chicago, Illinois; and four grandchildren.

 

Billy Franklin Mansfield
1942-2006
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Billy Franklyn Mansfield, 64, died Sunday, August 27, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 31, 11 a.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jerry Rainbolt officiating. Burial followed in Matheny Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mansfield, a security guard, was born July 27, 1942 in Dresden. He was preceded in death by his father, Atlas “Beck” Silvester Mansfield. Survivors include: two sons, Christopher Mansfield and David Mansfield, both of McKenzie; one daughter, Tami Maron of Plainsfield, Illinois; his mother, Ada Adell “Ross” Mansfield; two brothers, Joe Mansfield of Tullahoma and Bobby Mansfield of Dresden; three sisters, Sherry Ross of Greenfield, Jerry Sandbig of Fort Myers, Florida, and Judy Cody of Madison, Alabama; and six grandchildren.

Richard Herald Arnold
1940-2006
LANSING, MI: Richard Herald Arnold, 66, of Lansing, MI (formerly of Gleason) died Tuesday, August 1, in Lansing of heart failure. A memorial service was held Saturday, August 5 at his residence in Lansing. He was born September 27, 1940 in Union City to Richard and Louise Arnold of Gleason. Survivors include: wife Sue Arnold; one son; three daughters; two step-daughters; brother Larry Arnold of Savannah; sister Joe Ann Scott of McKenzie; and twelve grandchildren.

Mozella Morgan Covington
1915-2006
GLEASON: Mozella Morgan Covington, 91, of Gleason, died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gene Price officiating Burial was in West Union Cemetery. Mrs. Covington was born April 10, 1915, in Dresden, the daughter of the late Ellis and Flora Stallcup Morgan. She was a retired factory worker. Survivors include a daughter, Mable Griffin of McKenzie; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Covington.

Mamie Sue Shaw
1917-2006
GLEASON: Mamie Sue Shaw, 89, of Gleason died Monday, July 31, at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 3, at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Bro. Earnest Pounds officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery. She was born March 31, 1917 in Gleason to the late Cleveland Louis and Maggie (Hedge) Maynard. She was a retired H.I.S. inspector, which she did for 20 years, and was a member of Gleason Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by: her parents; and son Ronnie Shaw. Survivors include: two sons, Larry Dean Shaw of Milan and Jimmy Shaw of Martin; one daughter, Brenda Hopper of Gleason; one sister, Dell Taylor of Gleason; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Louise Stigall Marsh
1919-2006
GLEASON:
Mary Louise Stigall Marsh, 87, died Sunday, July 23, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 25, 11 a.m. in Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Marsh, a retired seamstress with Kellwood, was born March 23, 1919 to the late Frank Upchurch and Effie Miller Upchurch. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gleason. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Arvel Stigall and Junior Marsh; one son, Wilburn Stigall; two brothers, Willie B. Upchurch and Louis Upchurch; and three sisters, Eva D. Stafford, Jessie Lee Akerson and Edna Cook. Survivors include: one son, Billy Stigall of McKenzie; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
 

Harold Gray Bradberry
1906-2006
GLEASON
- Harold Gray Bradberry, 100, of Gleason, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Services were held at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with his son, Judge James H. Bradberry, officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Johnny Bradberry, Phillip Bradberry, Tommy Bradberry, Sammy Bradberry, Roy Lee Hodges and Charlie Hodges served as pallbearers. Bradberry was born on July 9, 1906, in Gleason, the son of the late John and Mattie Moore Bradberry. He was retired from General Motors and was a member of the Gleason Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Sharpe Bradberry of Gleason; two sons, Judge James H. Bradberry of Dresden and Terry Bradberry of New York, N.Y.; a daughter, Sandra Huskins of Memphis; a brother, Homer Bradberry of Dresden; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, J. D. Bradberry and a sister, Aileen Hodges.

Anthony Joseph Cianfarani
1928-2006
GLEASON
- Anthony Joseph Cianfarani, 77, of Gleason died Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie. Funeral services were held Friday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Cianfarani was retired from Dico Tool and Die. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic and Ester (Rotondi) Cianfarani. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Cianfarani of Gleason; one son, John (Sheila) Cianfarani of Dresden; two daughters, Sandra (Donald) Rothrnari of Martin, and Debra (Don) Russell of Olive Branch, MS; one brother, Rudolph Cianfarani of Detroit, MI; five step-children, Robert (Cindy) Scott of McKenzie, Gary (Maryann) Scott of Millburn, FL, Tina (Wayne) Lawson and Patricia (Kenny) Hoffman, both of Gleason, and Letha (Sudki) Abozld of Chattanooga; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Gene Ray Trevathan
1930-2006
MARTIN
- Gene Ray Trevathan, 75, of Martin (formerly of Gleason) died Monday, June 12, 2006 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Thursday, June 15, at 2:00 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home in Gleason with Rev. Terry English and Rev. Mike Jeffers officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. He was born September 1, 1930 in Gleason and was a retired teacher. Trevathan was preceded in death by: his parents, Jesse Cletus and Zela Gertrude Young Trevathan; and five sisters, Morelle Woodard, Mary Catherine Clary, Melba Bookout, June Sawyers, and Gay Nell Berry. He is survived by one sister, Frances Finch of Gleason.

Billy Gene Hubbard
1931-2006

GLEASON: Billy Gene Hubbard, 74, died Saturday, June 10, at McKenzie Regional Hospital. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 13, 1 p.m. at Gallimore Funeral Home with Bro. Gene Price officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mr. Hubbard was born June 12, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Clois and Laura Lanius Hubbard. He was a poet, storyteller, and a member of Tumbling Creek Baptist Church for many years. He worked in St. Louis for the Terminal Railroad and managed Tipton Electric Appliance Company before moving to Gleason. After moving to Tennessee in 1977, he was employed in various sales and service occupations. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Milan; one brother, George Hubbard; and two sisters, Doris Nieman and Frances Helms. Survivors include: his beloved wife of 56 years, Shirley Allison Hubbard; one son, Thomas Hubbard of Granite City, Illinois; one daughter, Laura Mack of Columbia, Missouri; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Barbara June Bailey
1941-2006

GLEASON - Barbara June Bailey, age 64, of Gleason died Friday, May 26, 2006. She was born June 19, 1941 to Onzie Allen Reed and Earlie Grissom Reed, both deceased. Funeral services were Monday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. at Brummitt Funeral Home, McKenzie with Brother Bob Copeland offering the eulogy. Burial was in Carroll Memorial Gardens, McKenzie. Survivors include: sons, Charles McAbee, Allen McAbee, and Rickey McAbee, all of Gleason; sister, Joyce Reynolds of Nashville; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were: her parents; spouse, Jessie Benny Bailey; daughter, Brenda Hugley; brothers, Dudley Reed of Nashville, Ozell Reed, J.C. Reed, and Hoover Reed; sisters, Virginia Belew and Carolyn Wittaker.

Minnie Cozettie Hall Vidock
1915-2006
GLEASON:
Minnie Cozettie Hall Vidock, 90, died Friday, May 12 at Reelfoot Manor in Tiptonville. Services were conducted Sunday, May 14 at the Gallimore Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Jeffers officiated and burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Vidock was born May 18, 1915 in Martin to the late Samuel Pierce and Emma Carter Pierce. She was a member of Gleason First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Horace Hall and Albert Vidock; two sons, Horace Hall Jr., and Prentice Hall; one brother, Buron Pierce. Survivors include one daughter, Joan Hatak of Cicera, Illinois; one brother, Basil Pierce, and one sister, Catherine Hall of Gleason.

Paul Oliver
1954-2006
GLEASON:
Paul Oliver, 51, died Sunday, May 7 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after an apparent heart attack. Services were conducted Wednesday, May 10 at Southside Church of Christ in Dresden. Burial followed in Olive Branch Cemetery in Cottage Grove. Mr. Oliver, a vocational agriculture adviser at Gleason High School, was born December 6, 1954 to the late Thomas J. and Louise Highfill Oliver. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ, and a member of the Tennessee Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association and Tennessee FFA Alumni. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth Kemp Oliver; one daughter Claire Oliver of Gleason; three sons, Zack Oliver of Dresden, and Graham and John Porter Oliver, both of Gleason; one sister, Sandra (Larry) Ray of Tupelo, Miss.; three brothers, Terry (Marsha), Johnny (Kitty), and David (Beverly) Oliver, all of Gleason.

Etta Ruth Ross
1915-2006
GLEASON:
  Etta Ruth Ross, age 90, of Gleason died Thursday, March 9 at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at Gallimore Funeral Home, Gleason, Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. Burial followed  in Old Union Cemetery. Elder Loyce Fuller and Rev. Keith Sumner officiated. She was a homemaker. She was born April 11, 1915 to the late James Price and late Sara Lunette (Beasley) Ellis. Survivors include: a daughter, Shirley Smith of Gleason; two brothers, Bob Ellis of Paris and Ray Ellis of Hollow Rock; a sister, Lena Morgan of Paris; three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ross; a brother, James "Buck" Ellis; three sisters, Wilma Parker, Nell Gallimore, and Marie Ellis; and one great-grandchild

Robert Elihu McDaniel
1941-2006
GLEASON:
Robert Elihu McDaniel, 65, died Sunday, March 5, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m., at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Johnny Well officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery in Henry. McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McDaniel was born February 17, 1941, in Henry, to the late Fred and Ivy "Valley" McDaniel. He was a former employee of Boral Bricks and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Henry. Survivors include his wife, Linda Crocker McDaniel; two daughters, Connie Fay Smith of Martin and Blinda "Lynnie" Suratt of Dresden; two sons, Robert Dwayne McDaniel of Gleason and Tracy Lee McDaniel of Greenfield; one step-son, Aaron Tegethoff of Bolivar, Missouri; four sisters, Sarrah Mae Wallace of Clarksville, Louciel Brummitt of Gleason, Ivy Nell Quinn of McKenzie, and Betty Sue Burchem of Murray, Kentucky; three brothers, Harlon McDaniel of McKenzie, Freddie Lee McDaniel Sr. of Greenfield, and Joe McDaniel of McKenzie; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren, and 14 step-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Henry, Tennessee.

Betty Elizabeth Black
1933-2006
GLEASON:
Betty Elizabeth Black, 72, died Sunday, February 26, at Henry County Medical Center. Services will be held Wednesday, March 1, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Kenny Carr officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Black was born May 27, 1933, to the late Willie D. and Willie D. McCaslin. She was a retired H.I.S. seamstress and a member of Gleason First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James "Pete" Black; three sons, Jeff Hames and Robert "Noonie" Hames, both of Gleason, and Bobby Hames Jr. of McEwen; two brothers, Buck Garner and Glendall Garner, both of Gleason; three sisters, Elvonia Tate, Martha Starling and Lois Starling, all of Gleason; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

George Lendell King
1930-2006
GLEASON:
George Lendell King, 75, died Wednesday, February 22, at Weakley County Nursing Home. Services were held Saturday, February 25 in the chapel of Gallimore Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Sumner officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Mr. King was born March 7, 1930, in Gleason, to the late Charles Webster and Bertie Mae Brogdon King. He was a retired Army master sergeant and served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was preceded in death by one sister, Charlie Mae Taylor.

Patsy Darlene Sanders
1946-2006
GLEASON:
Patsy Darlene Sanders, 59, died Wednesday, February 15. Burial was in Summerville Baptist Cemetery in Summerville, Louisiana. Mrs. Sanders was born June 15, 1946, in Jena, Louisiana, to the late Henry Robert and Hettie Mae (Vickers) Quaid. She was a retired postmaster. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Sanders; one son, Bradley Stewart of Jena, Louisiana; one daughter, Bredgitt Walker of Leander, Texas; one step-daughter, Lisa Vaughn of Gleason; two brothers, Henry Quaid of Georgetown, Louisiana and James Quaid of Nokesville, Virginia; and four grandchildren

Ruby May Pickler
1914-2006
GLEASON:
Ruby May Pickler, 91, died Tuesday, January 31, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. Services were held Friday, February 3, in the Gallimore Funeral Home chapel in Gleason with the Rev. Philip Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in Tumbling Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Pickler, a homemaker, was born September 11, 1914 in Fulton, Kentucky, to James Preston Tucker and Unity Era (Underwood) Tucker, both deceased. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Pickler, and one son, Roger Pickler. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Pickler of Dresden; two daughters, Brenda Stafford of Greenfield and Karen Calhoun of Union City; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Ann Dotson
1963-2006
GLEASON:
Elizabeth Ann Dotson, 43, died Friday, January 27, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Monday, January 30, at Gallimore Funeral Home with the Rev. G.W. Moon officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason. Mrs. Dotson was born January 18, 1963, in Chicago, to the late George Strecker and Dianne Sonnenbert, who survives. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Aubrey Guy Dotson; two sons, Sean Martin of South Fulton and Tony Dotson of Atwood; one daughter, Jessica Dotson of Atwood; and two grandchildren

George Franklin Moore
1940-2006
GLEASON:
George Franklin Moore, 66, died Sunday, January 15, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin. Funeral services were Tuesday, January 17, in the Gallimore Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Dale Mathis officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Moore was retired from K-T Clay Company and was a member of the First Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Moore and Eunice Edwards Moore. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bernice Rushing Moore; one son, David Lambert of Gleason; one daughter, Angie Hickman of Gleason; two brothers, Richard Moore and Randy Moore, both of McKenzie; two sisters, Bobbie Lou Mann of McKenzie and Martha Harris of Milan; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Opal Belle Doster
1902-2006
GLEASON:
Opal Belle Doster, 103, died Friday, January 6, at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Services were conducted Monday, January 9, in the chapel of Gallimore Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Doster officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Doster, a homemaker, was born December 1, 1902, in Bradford, to the late Clip Mack and Meadie Hollandsworth Ward. She was a member of Locust Grove Church of Christ in Bradford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Hampton, and four sons: Alton Doster, Clifford Doster, Howard Doster, and Thomas Doster. Survivors include three daughters: Meadie Lipowski of Chicago, Ruby Hargrove of McKenzie, and Carol Williams of Gleason; 23 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren


 

 

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