Roger Leroye ABFALTER Roger Leroye "Big Roger" Abfalter, age 71 died January 3 2015 at his home in Henderson. He was born June 16 1943 and raised in Lansing MI the son of John Chris and Charlotte Anna WICKS ABFALTER. He went to school in Lansing and married Linda PEACOCK in 1962. He owned and operated Christian Drywall. They moved to Henderson in 1971. He was a member of Sanford Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; Linda Peacock Abfalter; a son Roger J Abfalter and wife Melissa of Jackson; a daughter Misty Abfalter Jordan and husband Todd of Jackson; two brothers; John Abfalter and Bill Abfalter both of Lansing MI; a sister Mary Abfalter Allen of Charlotte, MI and four grand daughters; Emily Jordan, Holly Jordan, Julie Jordan, and Lexi Abfalter. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Pete Abfalter and Merle Abfalter. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Charles Ward officiating. Burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Mary Nelle SMITH ABNEY Mary Nelle Smith Abney, age 97 of Henderson died January 24 2015 at Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis. Mrs Abney was born December 28 1917 in the Jacks Creek Community of Chester County, daughter of Robert Algie and Jimmie Rachel RECORD SMITH. She lived most of her life in Henderson and in 1940 married Truett Ridgeway ABNEY, who preceded her in death. She attended Freed Hardeman, Union University and later Memphis State University. She devoted much of her life to teaching and taught for 36 years in Chester County, (at Enville, Deanburg, Jacks Creek, Henderson, and finally at East Chester Elementary where she taught 4th grade). She also worked for the U S Office of Price Administration processing ration books during World War II. She was the organizing Regent of the Henderson Station Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served in a variety of roles for the DAR from 1976 until the time of her death. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Henderson Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Bon Tres social club of Henderson and former member of the Ingleside Book Club. She was a member of the ladies golf association at Woodland Hills and had a handicap of 20. She is survived by one son, Truett Robert Abney, who grew up in Henderson, his wife Donna Aucoin Abney and grand children Allison Abney of Washington, DC and Bryan Abney of Memphis. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Dare McAdams and brother, Neal Smith both of Henderson and one niece and three nephews. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Allison Abney, Bryan Abney and Ben Flatt officiating. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery.
Charles B ADA Jr Charles Benton Ada Jr, 95, passed away Friday, May 3 2013 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel with Rev Carl Teel officiating. Burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. He was born February 20 1918 in Madison County, the son of Charles Benton and Charity Magdaline NAYLOR ADA. He attended school in Madison County. He was married to Frances ROLAND on May 17 1941. He worked as a plumber and pipefitter most of his life, working in Indiana and West Tennessee, at his retirement he was a member of the Plumbers Pipefitters, Local 407. He enjoyed hunting, especially coon hunting and he was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances Roland Ada of Henderson; a daughter, Carolyn Griffin of Finger and two sons, Jerry Ada (Brenda) of Henderson and Tommy Ada (Donett) of Homer IL; eight grand children, Amy Anderson (Johnny), Mark Griffin (Heather), Matt Griffin, Andrea Talbott (Bryan), Dawn Weisman (Doug), Dana Ada (Brian), Joe Ada (Beth) and Tammy Perry (Randy); 18 great grand children; and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, Lillian Frye, Ora Warren, Jack Ada, Clarence Ada and Willie Ada.
Sgt. Dustin M ADKINS Sgt. Dustin Matthew Adkins, 22, of Finger died December 3 2006 at Haditha Iraq. Funeral at Old Friendship Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Bro Glenn Harris and Chaplin Ken Harris officiating. Burial followed with full military honors at Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. He was born January 6 1984 in Jackson and grew up in Henderson, the son of Richard ADKINS and Karen Lynn JONES SCUDDER. He attended school in Chester County and graduated from Gateway Academy in 2003. He enlisted in the US Army on May 28 2003 and served his basic training in Fort Leonard Wood MO and his advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston TX. He attended Air Base School at Fort Benning GA and was stationed at Fort Campbell KY with the Fifth Special Forces Group. He was currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. He married Tiffany HOWELL on November 4 2003. He is survived by his wife, Tiffany Renee Howell Adkins; a son, Matthew Vincent Adkins, age 3; a daughter, Atlanta Claire Adkins, age 2; his father, Richard Adkins of Henderson; his mother, Karen Lynn Jones Scudder of Finger; a brother, Staff Sgt Nicholas Alan Adkins of Clarksville; a sister, Crystal Gayle Adkins Webb (Sgt Jason) of Henderson; grandmother, Mayrine Adkins of Finger; great grand mother, Norma Dickson of Finger; step father, Rickey Scudder of Finger; a step brother, Michael Scudder; and a step sister, Nikki Scudder. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Woodrow Adkins and Bill and Mary Jones.
John ADKINS John Adkins, 69, born September 25 1937, of Henderson died July 23 2007 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with Rev Anthony Rowland officiating. Burial followed at Cave Springs Cemetery.
Regina Ann PEDDY ADKINS Regina Ann Peddy Adkins, 67 of Dover TN, died May 10 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan 26 1938 in Chester County, daughter of Oscar Allen Peddy and Kathleen JONES PEDDY. She was the widow of Gilford ADKINS. Mrs Adkins was a receiving clerk at Johnson Controls, Cadiz KY and owner of Dover Truck Stop. She was a member of Holly Springs Methodist Church and the United Steelworkers Union, where she served as an officer. Survivors include two daughters, Lucy Mai Adkins Wallace and Ann Adkins Shepherd, both of Dover; a brother, J Allen Peddy of Henderson; a sister, Velta Flippo of Lawrenceburg. Burial in Resthaven Memorial Gardens at Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN.
Amber Lea ALEXANDER Amber Lea Alexander, 24 died at her home May 30 2010. Amber was born July 10 1985 in Jackson and she was moved to Henderson in 1988. She graduated from Chester County High School in 2004. She had worked a short time at the Chester County Independent and she was a member of the Sanford Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, James Michael "Mike" and Patricia LEWELLING ALEXANDER of Henderson; a brother, Justin Michael Alexander with the U S Army in Fort Campbell Ky; her grandparents, Lester and Norma Lewelling of Jackson and Carol Jean Alexander of Southaven MS; aunts and uncles, Sally and Ken Darby, Pat Lewelling, Tom and Kathy Lewelling, all of Jackson, Larry Lewelling of Pleasant View and Mary Ayotte of Memphis; cousins, Megan and Kenny Darby, Taylor and Morgan Lewelling. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Beatrice Lewelling, Mary Moss and Jimmy Alexander; an aunt, Vera Cole and an uncle, Dee Lewelling. Funeral service at Sanford Hill Baptist Church with Bobby Russ and Gary Roeder officiating. Burial in Independence Cemetery in Henderson County. Members of the Henderson Fire Department and officer Tim Crowe were honorary pallbearers, with Shackleford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel in charge.
John David ALEXANDER John David Alexander, 39, of Henderson died Nov. 12, 2006, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Savannah with Ed Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Holland's Creek Cemetery in Hardin County. John David Alexander was born in Atlantic City NJ on May 4 1967 the son of James Gordon and Alice Marie Nasser Alexander. He was a programmer for Acsys in Jackson. He had lived in Henderson for 30 years and was a graduate of Chester County High School. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Henderson. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Smith Alexander of Henderson; his parents, James Gordon Alexander and Alice Marie NASSER ALEXANDER of Henderson; a son, J.D. Alexander of Clarksville; a stepson, Kyle Stringfellow of Henderson; daughters, Cecily Alexander and Darby Alexander, both of Clarksville; a brother, Richard W. Holroyd of Luray; and his grandmother, Estelle Alexander of Savannah. He was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Alexander.
Inez LILES ALEXANDER Mrs Inez Liles Alexander, age 86, died February 18 2014 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born in Chester County April 28 1927, daughter of Julius Harvey and Martha Elizabeth GOFF LILES. She attended school in Chester County and was married to Bill Jackson Alexander on July 30 1954. Mr Alexander preceded her in death in 1975. She was employed by the Garment Industry for forty seven years. Mrs Alexander was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and was buried in their Cemetery in Henderson Co TN. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson – Johnson Chapel in charge. She is survived by two daughters, Regina Brooks and husband Mike of Henderson and Susan McGee of Milan TN as well as six grand children, sixteen great grand children and three great great grand children. She was preceded in death by a sister, Virgie Gable.
Leamon Joe ALEXANDER Joe Alexander, 58, retired employee of South Central Bell, died December 5 1993 at Forrest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in New Friendship Cemetery. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church of Henderson and Telephone Pioneers and had served two terms on the Chester County Court. Mr Alexander, the husband of Shirley BAIN ALEXANDER, also leaves a daughter, Starla Alexander of Henderson; a son, Stacy Alexander of Henderson; three brothers, Olan Alexander of Jackson, James Alexander of Abbeville MS and Glen Alexander of Bartlett.
Thomas L. "Tommy" ALEXANDER Tommy Alexander 51, born January 11 1956, died May 20 2007 at his residence at Adamswville. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Savannah with Mike Moore and Harry Nolen officiating. Burial followed in Cabo Cemetery in Chester County. He was a Millwright Foreman for T-N-T signs and a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lisa BARKER ALEXANDER of Adamsville; his parents, Betty WILSON CHRISTOPHER and Ronnie Christopher, both of Adamsville; sons, Zachary Alexander of Nashville and Jeremy Durrance and Chad Durrance, both of Adamsville; daughters, Brianna Alexander Yeager and Kayla Alexander, both of Corinth MS; a brother, Dale Alexander of Adamsville; sisters, Kay Williams of Tupelo MS, Debbie Durham of Savannah and Tammy Pettigrew of Adamsville; grandparents, Johnny and Lily Wilson of Morris Chapel and four grand children. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Gerald Alexander and grand parents, Cube and Lucy Alexander.
Elizabeth Brown HARRIS ALPHA Elizabeth Harris Alpha, age 96 died in New Orleans LA April 24 2015. She was born February 11 1919 in Henderson, daughter of Jesse Harris and Alice BROWN HARRIS. Elizabeth attended Chester County Schools as well as Freed Hardeman, Memphis State and Union University. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She kept books for her father’s businesses in Henderson, worked at the Arsenal in Pine Bluff Arkansas and the atomic plant in Oak Ridge during WWII, and was an employment counselor in Forrest City AR for the state of Arkansas for many years. Elizabeth married the late Harold Marvin ALPHA in 1943 at Sheridan Arkansas. Harold was from Adams North Dakota and a flight instructor at Pine Bluff. She and Harold moved to New Orleans in 1996. Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Jane Alpha Hicks and son in law, Robert Hicks of New Orleans; a grand daughter, Alice Hicks Brown (Robert E) and great grand sons, Riley Alexander Brown and Dexter Jesse Brown all of Grantham England. Graveside service in the Henderson City Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel in charge.
Harold Marvin ALPHA Harold M. Alpha 90, died March 27 2007. He was born in Galata Montana to Hans and Marie GUNDERSON ALPHA. They were immigrants to the US from Norway in the early 1900's, finally residing in Adams ND. He graduated from the North Dakota State School of Science. He was a flight instructor in the Pine Bluff AR School of Aviation in the early 1940's. He served in the Army Air Corps from June 1944 to January 1946 and flew C-47 cargo planes over the "Hump" from India to China and went on many search and rescue missions. He was the purchasing manager for the Eaton Yale and Towne plant in Forrest City AR for about 24 years. He married Elizabeth Brown HARRIS of Henderson, TN in 1943. He leaves his beloved wife; daughter, Jane Alpha Hicks (Robert H.) of New Orleans, LA; granddaughter, Alice Hicks Brown (Robert E.) and great grand son, Riley Alexander Brown of England; nephews, Tau (Ann) Alpha of Palo Alto CA and Kappa (Cheryl) Alpha and Sigma (Bobbi) Alpha of Grand Junction CO. He was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Alpha (Fern) of Denver CO and his sister, Greta (Allen) Levang of Adams ND. He had been in declining health for the past two year in New Orleans, where he has resided since 1996. He will be sorely missed by family, friends, fellow airmen and Memphis area co workers. Graveside services at the Henderson City Cemetery. Casey Funeral Home of Henderson in charge. Special thanks go to the attending doctors and nurses in New Orleans, especially Drs Edward St. Martin Jr and Olle Kjellgren, Cardiology Group, and their staff.
Alice Jo Ann ROSS ALTIER Alice Jo Ann Ross Altier, age 80 died November 11 2014 at her home at Mifflin. She was born November 20 1933 at Luray, in northern Chester County, the daughter of Mabon Earl and Ruby JONES ROSS. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1952. She moved to Chicago in 1955 and lived there 28 years where she did machinist work. She is the widow of Bill ALTIER. She moved back to Mifflin in 1983 and has made her home there since. She was a member of Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church for many years and was lay leader. She loved to garden and quilt. She is survived by two sons, James E. (J.W.) Walker and wife Peg of Black Canyon City AZ and Timothy Brocksome and wife Rena of Las Vegas NV and also seven grand children and three great grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Beth Gibbons in 2004 and a brother, Little Earl Ross. Funeral at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Bro Jerry Smith officiating and burial in Middlefork Cemetery in Henderson County.
Pink AMOS Jr Pink Amos Jr, 84 died February 22 2011 in Enville. He was born May 16 1926 in Henrietta NC. He served in Europe during WWII with the US Army. He married Pauline Roark in 1944. Mrs Amos preceded him in death in 2000. After service he worked as a deck hand on a tugboat for the railroad. He lived in Hampton VA until 27 years ago, then moving to Enville. He is survived by four daughters, Barbara Vaughn of Enville, Vykki Bedell of Henderson, Shirley Amos and Debra Gagen of Hampton VA; a brother, Gene Amos of Great Falls SC; a sister, Helen Buchannan of Columbia SC; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Graveside Service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Enville with Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah in charge.
Joe Robert ANDERSON Joe Robert Anderson, 80 of Jacks Creek died January 29 2009, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born July 16 1928 and raised in the Jacks Creek community of Chester County, the son of John Bryan and Reba Mae HOLLEY ANDERSON. He attended school in Henderson and Plainview. He married Jean HOPPER in 1951 and they made their home in the Jacks Creek community all their married life. He had farmed as a young man and worked at Forked Deer Stave Company in Jackson for many years. He was a self employed trucker and had worked at Century Electric in Lexington. He later worked for the Environmental Department at the Main Station in Henderson from 1995 until 2004. He is survived by his wife, Jean Hopper Anderson; a son in law, Jimmy Dyer of Jacks Creek; a grand daughter, Kristy Sherrod (Chip) of Henderson; three brothers, Ray Anderson of Phoenix AZ., Kenneth Anderson of Lexington and Thomas Anderson of Quincy IL; a sister, Georgia Brown of Lexington. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Anderson Dyer in 2000. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Rev Jimmy Dyer and Chip Sherrod officiating. Burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Dr Joseph David ANDERSON Joseph David "J D" Anderson M. D., 75 physician of Henderson died February 24 1953. He was born October 21 1877, son of Sam D and Mary SMITH ANDERSON. He married Laura Ida SMITH and they had their 50th wedding anniversary in October 1950. Their children are, Miss Pauline Anderson, Mrs Herman Tucker, S. D. Anderson, Cecil Anderson and Neil Anderson, all of Henderson and Mrs J. E. Williams of Ridgley TN; seven grand children and one great grand child. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery with Casey Funeral Home in charge.
Nolia G HENDRIX ANDERSON Nolia G Anderson, 97 of Henderson, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday, September 13 1998 at Chester County Nursing Home. Graveside services at Henderson City Cemetery. Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge. She was a Baptist. Mrs Anderson, the widow of Vernon Anderson, leaves a daughter, Jo Ellis of Henderson, six grand children and five great grand children.
Ronnie ANDERSON Ronnie Anderson, age 65 died May 17 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born May 28 1949 in Chester County, the son of Conn and Eddie Faye HAMLETT ANDERSON. He attended schools in Carroll and Chester County. He worked in construction as a builder and heavy equipment operator. Ronnie was a member of the American Legion in Jackson and a former member of the Henderson Elks Lodge. Ronnie enjoyed working and dancing. He had operated Ronnie's Family Dance near Finger for several years. He also operated Ronnie's Steakhouse and Ronnie Anderson Backhoe and Dozier Service. He enjoyed all kinds of car races and also enjoyed auctions. He is survived by a son, Bryan Anderson and wife Capri of Henderson; two grand children, Emma Reece Anderson and Jacob Byrum; a long time very special friend, Jo Ann Ross of Henderson; two sisters, Patty Barrow of Cottage Grove TN and Kay Anderson of McKenzie TN and two brothers, Jerry Anderson of Bemis and Ricky Anderson of McKenzie TN. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jodi Anderson. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel in charge with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Shirley Ann ANDERSON Shirley Ann Anderson, 59 of Finger, payroll clerk for Pathways, died of cancer October 31 1998 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Mrs Anderson, the wife of David ANDERSON, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Ballard of Medon; three sons, Stephen David Anderson of Tampa FL, Bret Anderson of Finger and Adam Anderson of Atlanta GA and a grand child. Funeral at Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer with burial in Chester County Memorial Gardens.
Evelyn May HEINTZELMAN ARCHER Evelyn May Archer, 85 died at her home in Henderson November 1 2015. She was born July 25 1930, daughter of Charles and Alice HEINTZELMAN. Evelyn attended Leslie MI schools and was employed by Chrysler for 20 years and then the Ionia Manor for 7 years. She is survived by three daughters; Lynn Seely of Ionia MI, Deborah Brainard of Lions MI and June Smith of Henderson; two sons, Ken Young of Mesick MI and David Young of Saranac MI; sisters, Shirley Drake and Marie Marquedant; fifteen grand children; twenty eight great grand children and five great great grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allen ARCHER and brother, Ken Heintzelman. Funeral Service at Koops Funeral Chapel with burial in Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa MI.
Paul ARENDALL William Paul Arendall, 96, of Henderson died November 21 2006 at West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson. Funeral at Casey Funeral Home Chapel with Dr Steve Mischke officiating. Burial followed in Henderson City Cemetery. He was born November 18 1910 in the Mifflin community of Chester County, the son of the late Claude and Jimmie MELTON ARENDALL. He attended Chester County Schools. He married Ruth THOMAS in 1933 and they made their home at Mifflin a couple of years and then on East Main Street for over 70 years. They owned and operated Paul Arendall Grocery and Appliances on Main Street for over 50 years. (My father bought his 1st TV in the 1950's here.) They closed the store in 1980. He was a member of Henderson Masonic Lodge #485 for over 50 years and a member of the Henderson Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club, having served as president and in many other areas. He had served more than one term as a Henderson City Alderman. He was a longtime active member of Henderson First United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Arendall Thornton of Memphis; a son, James Paul Arendall of Sarasota FL; a half sister, Virginia Priddy of Henderson; and a grand son. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thomas Arendall in 1993 and a grand son.
Ruth ARENDALL, 82, died February 19 1993 at her home in Chester County. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Henderson City Cemetery. Margaret Ruth THOMAS ARENDALL was a member of Womans Society of Christian Services and First United Methodist Church, was a former member of Bon Tres Club and the Engleside Book Club, and was past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs Arendall, the wife of Paul Arendall, (Paul Arendall owned and ran an appliance store in Henderson in the 1950's) also leaves a daughter, Linda West of Memphis; a son, James Paul Arendall of Sarasota FL; a sister, Katherine Arnold of Jackson TN, two grand children and two great grand children.
Diane E. WALKER ARENDALL Diane E. Arendall, 63, born April 21 1944, of Sarasota FL, formerly of Franklin TN, died August 4 2007. Services at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, Sarasota FL. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, James P. Arendall and a sister, Susan Walker of San Jose CA.
James Paul ARENDALL James P "Jim" Arendall, 72, born January 20 1937 in Chester County, the son of Paul and Ruth THOMAS ARENDALL. Mr Arendall died March 29 2009. Survivors include a sister, Linda R. Thornton of Memphis TN; his sister in law, Susan Walker of San Jose CA; two nephews; and seven great nieces and great nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Diane WALKER ARENDALL. Funeral services for James Paul "Jim" Arendall, 72, of Sarasota FL (formerly of Henderson and Franklin TN) will be at Shackelford Funeral Home Casey Chapel with Rev Jimmy Dyer officiating and burial with Masonic Rites at Henderson City Cemetery.
Cecil M ARMOUR Cecil M. Armour, 82 retired farmer, died December 8 1996 of kidney failure at McNairy County General Hospital in Selmer. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer with burial in Woodville Cemetery. Mr Armour leaves three sisters, Graple Kirk of Selmer, Jewell Ferguson of Henderson and Nellie Ayers of Memphis.
Doyle Loverne ARMOUR Doyle Loverne Armour, 90 died September 20 2015 at the Henderson Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born January 22 1925 in New Madrid MO and grew up in Chester County, the son of William Finley and Lora GARNER ARMOUR. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1943 and entered the US Navy and served during WWII from 1943 until 1946 aboard the USS LST 699 as a signalman. He married Carolyn RUSSOM in 1947. He was in the Navy Reserve from 1950 until 1952 when he was recalled for the Korean War and served as a Quartermaster. He worked as shipping foreman at Salant and Salant for 33 years and later worked 11 years as superintendent at the Chester County Jail until he retired in 1994. He was treasurer and deacon at Sanford Hill Baptist Church and served on the original committee for starting the mission church at Sanford Hill. Mr Armour is survived by his wife, Carolyn Faye Russom Armour of Henderson; two sons, Mike Armour (Jackie) of Henderson and Greg Armour (Debbie) of Jackson; two daughters, Angie Bryan (Glenn) of Henderson and Ginger McPherson (Scott) of Henderson; eight grand children, Anna Armour Leath, Michael Armour, Amy Armour Egbert, Bliss McEarl, Brooke McEarl Thomas, Blair McEarl, Anna Shae McPherson Price and Collin McPherson and ten great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Velt Armour and Pat Armour and five sisters, Mosell Peoples, Jewell Gurley, Robbie Hearn, Hazel Luckey and Martha Morrison. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Glenn Harris and Mac Luckey officiating and burial with Military Honors in Henderson City Cemetery.
Estle B ARMOUR Jr CPO Estle Braden Armour Jr (USN, ret.), 73 of Millington, retired chief electrician's mate and retired electrician after more than 20 years with civil service, died April 11 1992 at Methodist Hospital. Mr Armour, the husband of Angela SPANGLER ARMOUR, also leaves a daughter, Connie Areheart of Columbia SC; four sons, Jerry Cull of Bethel Springs, Robert Armour of Memphis, Steve Armour of Laurel MS and Charles Armour of Trenton TN; his mother, Sarah BARNES ARMOUR of Memphis; two sisters, Stella Parker and Margie Isabell, both of Memphis and fourteen grand children. Funeral service at First Baptist Church in Millington, where he was a member, with graveside services in the Woodville Cemetery in Chester County. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel has charge.
Nellie Bess SUMMERS ARMOUR Nellie Bess Summers Armour, 102 died December 23 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Mrs Armour was born January 26 1913 in Abilene TX and moved to Tennessee at an early age. She was the daughter of Isaac Lafayette and Estelle REED SUMMERS. She was educated in Chester County Public Schools. She graduated from Chester County High School and attended Union University. She is a graduate of Freed Hardeman University and of Memphis State University where she received a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs Amour retired in 1976 after serving forty years in the Chester County School System. She held membership in the Chester County Teachers Association, Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Chester County Retired Teachers Association and the Bon Tres Club. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She married Thomas B "Tom" Armour in 1941. He preceded her in death in 1994. Mr Armour served as Superintendent of the Chester County School System for many years. Mrs Armour is survived by several nieces and nephews; John Summers, Betty Mann, Charles Rhodes, Gerald Stanfill, Joe Ramon Stanfill, Peggy Stanfill, Sarah Estelle Berkel, Anna Cleveland, and Judith Summers; special friends, Mr and Mrs Odell Hatch and caregivers Regina Cupples, Mary Jane Harris, Judy Foster, Jinger Hall, Lillie Terry, Diane Jones, and Myrna Stanfill. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters; John Lloyd Summers, Annie Summers, Bonnie Lee Summers Rhodes, Lucille Summers, Janice Summers Stanfill, Bynum Reed Summers; two infant sisters and a niece and two nephews, Theo Rhodes, Doris Marie Rhodes Thomas and Joe Summers. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Bro Stan Smith officiating. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery.
Otis Jones ARMOUR Otis J Armour, 93 of Memphis, died of cancer June 27 1997 at National Health Care Center in Somerville TN. He was born July 6 1903 in the Woodville community of McNairy County. He was a retired farmer and grocer. He was a member of Leawood Baptist Church. Mr Armour, the widower of Mayola MURLEY ARMOUR is survived by three daughters, Helen McCommon of Memphis, and Mayotis Jones and Autrey Parker, both of Hickory Withe TN; a son, Harold B Armour of Oakland TN; four sisters, Ocull Pollard of California, Gola Shelton and Pat Rooke, both of Memphis and Mary Riles of Somerville; a brother, Gordon Armour of Millington, ten grand children and sixteen great grand children. Funeral service at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel with burial in Memphis Memory Gardens. Shackelford Funeral Home in Bolivar in charge.
Robbie DULEY ARMOUR Robbie Mae Duley Armour age 90 died April 11 2003 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Mrs Armour was born January 13 1913 and was reared in Barlow KY; the daughter of the late Leonard and Mae TEMPLE DULEY. She attended schools in New Madrid MO and in 1929 was married to Joseph Pat Armour. They made their home in Chester County where Mr Armour farmed and served as Chester County Sheriff from the 1940's to the early 1950's. They lived in the Chester County Jail, where Mrs Armour prepared all the meals for the prisoners when her husband, Pat Armour served as Sheriff. Mrs Armour later worked at Salant & Salant in Henderson, Oakley Fashions in Jackson and Chester Manufacturing Company as a seamstress. She retired in 1966. Mr. Armour died in 1972. She was very active in the Sanford Hill Baptist Church and later a member of the First Christian Church in Lexington. She is survived by four children Tim Armour and Bobby Len Armour both of Southaven MS; Doris Gail Armour White of Henderson and Patty Jeanne Armour Higginbottom of Savannah. She was preceded in death by a son Joe Armour in 1969. She has a brother F. Ray Duley of Oscar KY and was preceded in death last month by a brother Dale Duley. She has twelve grand children, seventeen great grand children and one great great grand child. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home with Michele White and Bro Tom Weaver officiating, burial will follow in the Henderson City Cemetery.
Sarah V BARNES ARMOUR Sarah V Armour, 100 of Selmer, homemaker, died July 30 2002 at Methodist Healthcare-North in Memphis. Mrs Armour, the widow of Estel Armour Sr, leaves two daughters, Margie Isbell and Stella Parker, both of Memphis; a brother, Buford Barnes of Selmer, five grand children and twenty two great grand children. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer with burial in Woodville Cemetery in Chester County.
Thomas Burn "Tom" ARMOUR Tom Armour, 86 retired school superintendent, died of pneumonia May 16 1994 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Henderson City Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Member of First Baptist Church of Henderson. Mr Armour, the husband of Nellie Bess SUMMERS ARMOUR, also leaves four sisters, Ocull Pollard of Vista CA, Gola Shelton and Paralee Rook, both of Memphis and Mary Riles of Somerville, and two brothers, Otis Armour of Memphis and Gordon Armour of Millington.
Allen Anderson ARNOLD Allen Anderson Arnold, 89 died December 16 2012 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born November 11 1923 in the New Friendship Community of Chester County, the son of Allen A and Edna Ross BAIN ARNOLD. He attended school at New Friendship and graduated at Pinson High School in 1940. He entered the US Navy in 1944, and was in the Navy Air Corp. He served in the South Pacific and returned in 1945. He married Minnie LATHAM in 1947. He farmed for many years and drove the Pet Milk and Grade A Milk Route, for about 10 years. He also worked at the Chester County Highway Dept and Quality Mfg. He worked as supervisor for Madison Mill Work from the early 1970's until 1984. He owned and operated the Hill Top Grocery for five years. He was a member of the VFW Post 4844, the American Legion Post 157 and was a member of the Big Springs United Methodist Church. He is survived by a son, Allen L Arnold; two daughters, Alice Kay Stewart of Bartlett and Susie Terry of Forney TX; six grand children; nine great grand children and three sisters, Adelle Cooper of Henderson, Leander Martin of Jackson and Inez Palmer of Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Minnie Latham Arnold in 2010; a grandson, Cody Stewart in 2005; a son in law, Randy Stewart in 2006 and three sisters, Mozelle Jones, Louise Wilhite and Eva Rogers. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Ronnie Sells and Bobby Bray officiating. Burial in New Friendship Cemetery.
Alice Minnie LATHAM ARNOLD Alice Minnie Latham Arnold, 79 of Henderson died October 1 2010 at Chester County Healthcare. Minnie was born October 17 1930 and raised in the New Friendship Community of Chester County, the daughter of Burl and Virgie STEWART LATHAM. She attended school at New Friendship and Chester County High School. She married Allen A Arnold in 1947. They made their home in the New Friendship Community of Chester County. She worked for Oakley Fashions in Jackson for 35 years and after her retirement from Oakley Fashions, she worked for I. Appel Corporation for several years. She assisted her husband in operating Hill Top Grocery. She moved to Chester County Healthcare in January 2002. She was a member of the Big Springs United Methodist Church. Minnie is survived by her husband, Allen A Arnold of Henderson; a son, Allen L Arnold of Beech Bluff; two daughters, Kay Stewart of Bartlett and Susie Terry of Forney TX; a brother, Boyce Latham of Jackson; two sisters, Lillian Bridges and Helen Hurst, both of Jackson; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Cody Allen Stewart in 2005; a sister, Maxine Connor, and two brothers, Mauldin Latham and Richard Latham. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Bro Ronnie Sells officiating. Burial in New Friendship Cemetery.
Birdie M CHANDLER ARNOLD Birdie M Chandler Arnold, 84 died April 20 1985 at the home of her daughter, Reva Whitman in Henderson. She was born December 24 1901, the daughter of Joseph and Tillie SANDERS CHANDLER of the Silerton Community. She married William L "Will" Arnold of the Silerton Community and they farmed in the community and he also worked at Western State Hospital in Bolivar. Mr Arnold died in 1968. Mrs Arnold was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Reva Whitman; a son, Odean Arnold of Memphis; five grand children; four great grand children; three brothers, Austin Chandler of Kansas, Victor Chandler and William Chandler, both of Henderson and three sisters, Bessie Ervin of Bolivar, Lucile Debez and Deacie Ervin, both of Henderson. A son, Monroe Arnold died in 1982. Funeral service at Casey Funeral Home with Rev Whitman and Rev Anthony Rowland officiating. Burial in Palestine Cemetery.
Clara ROWLAND ARNOLD Clara Rowland Arnold, 85 of Troy TN died February 24 2011. She was born April 28 1925 and raised in Chester County the daughter of Tom Newton Rowland and Annie Allison Rowland. She went to school at Ingle School. She married Odean Arnold in 1944 and they lived in Memphis for 55 years. They were married for 66 years. She was a homemaker raising her family and loved taking care of them. She also loved to cook. She is survived by her husband, Odean Arnold of Troy; a daughter, Janet Marie King (Butch) of Troy, TN; a son, David Odean Arnold (Cheryl) of Ethelsville AL: a brother, Drew Rowland of Henderson; three sisters, Joyce Whitman of Selmer, Ruth Tolbert of Selmer and Reba Cupples of Henderson; three grandchildren, Angela Brown of Nashville, Robin Finch (Larry) of Troy and Andrew King (Melissa) of Caruthersville MO and a great grandchild, Daniel Finch of Troy. Funeral service at Palestine Baptist Church with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel in charge.
Eva Lee FLOYD ARNOLD Mrs Eva Lee FLOYD ARNOLD, 77 died December 14 1985 in the Bolivar Community Hospital. She was born April 14 1908 in Chester County, daughter of Joe and Ella CAIN FLOYD. She married George Arnold and they lived in the Palestine Community of Chester County where they farmed. Mr Arnold died January 1978 and she has since lived at Grand Junction with her daughter. Mrs Arnold was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Carmon Arnold of Selmer; a daughter, Mrs Sue Crawford of Grand Junction; a brother, Tom Floyd of Henderson; four sisters, Bessie Smith and Ethel Clark of Caruthersville MO, Mrs Jodie Smith of Henderson and Mrs Louella Sewell of Jackson; four grand children and five great grand children. Funeral service at Casey Funeral Home with Rev Troy Frye officiating and burial in Cave Springs Cemetery.
Evelyn B WEBB ARNOLD, 73, retired assistant nurse, died Thursday April 8 1993 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Friendship Cemetery. Mrs Arnold was born Feb 11 1920, daughter of Wister and Bessie Saint Webb. She was a member of Rocky Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs Arnold, the widow of Nunnery Arnold, leaves a daughter, Iris Brown (Bobby) of Jackson; a son, Marlin Arnold of Santa Fe NM; a sister, Geneva Cagle of Jackson, four grand children and four great grand children.
Ever Jean ARNOLD Ever Jean Arnold, 77 of Henderson, died February 2 2008 at her home. Funeral services at Oak Grove Church of Christ with burial to follow at Frye's Point Cemetery. Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home is in charge. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Herman Arnold Jr of Henderson; five daughters, Angela Carter (Henry), Mary Armstrong (Hal), Linda Burton (Cecil), Jacquelyn Brown (Larry), all of Henderson and Debbie Currie (James) of Jackson; four sons, Cooper Arnold and Alvin Arnold, both of Henderson, William Arnold (Jackie) of Jackson and Samuel Smith of Utah; a sister, Valerie Crawford of St Louis MO and a special friend, Jessie Bell Bumpass of Paris.
Georgia “Fannie” WRIGHT ARNOLD See Mrs William Caleb “WC” ARNOLD below.
Jewell WILSON LANDERS ARNOLD Jewell Wilson Landers Arnold, 87 retired licensed practical nurse with Western Mental Health Institute, died Sunday March 3 1996 of heart failure at her home in New Philadelphia OH. She was a member of the Dover (OH) Church of Christ and the New Philadelphia Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star # 222. Mrs Arnold, the widow of Dewey Varnon LANDERS, leaves two daughters, Rita Tripathy of Dover OH and Fern Baker of Akron OH; a son, Dewey Vernon Landers Jr of North Canton OH; seven grand children and seven great grand children. Graveside services at Old Bethel Cemetery in Chester County. Shackelford Funeral Home of Bolivar in charge.
Joe T ARNOLD Joe T Arnold, 79 died January 17 2010 of melanoma cancer at his home with family members and friends at his side. He was a U S Army Veteran serving in Korea. He was a retired maintenance foreman and drove for Williams Trucking until he was diagnosed with cancer in July of 2009. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church, where he served as the Assistant Choir Director and Sunday School Teacher. Mr Arnold was a family man, who loved to spend time with his wife, children, grand children, and great grand children. He also loved to play the guitar and sing, and was in numerous bands for many years. He was a square dance caller, and traveled the country calling square dances. Mr Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lela Arnold and two sons, Danny and Michael Arnold. Survivors include his wife of over 57 years, Mrs Dixie Arnold; two daughters, Brenda Lowrance (Greg) of Lexington and Judy Grimes (Lanny) of Jackson MS; eleven grand children and sixteen great grand children. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Unity Baptist Church with Dr James Huggins officiating. Pallbearers were Joey Arnold, James Grimes, Clint Robbins, David Willis, Scott Dunaway and John Neal. Burial in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington in charge.
Mrs Margie Irene PEARCE ARNOLD, 75 died January 18 1991 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a short illness. Services at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with burial in New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Marjoria Irene "Margie" Pearce Arnold, born July 5 1915 is the daughter of William Frank Pearce and Nancy H BRAY PEARCE. Mrs Arnold, the wife of W. D. ARNOLD, also leaves two sons, William Frank Arnold of Jackson and Jerry Paul Arnold of Nashville, four grand children and two great grand children.
Mary GRAVES ARNOLD Mary Graves Arnold, 88, homemaker, died of heart failure February 16 1999 at her home. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens. She was a member of Big Springs Methodist Church near Pinson. Mrs Arnold, the widow of T. J. Arnold, leaves four daughters, Frances Young of Beech Bluff, Verlynn Mobley of Franklin, Elizabeth “Liz” Kinchen of Henderson and Shelia Arnold Evans of Cottage Grove; two sons, Harmon A. Arnold of Pinson and Anthony Arnold of Franklin; two brothers, James H. “Buster” Graves and Victor Graves, both of Henderson, 13 grand children, 18 great grand children and a great great grandchild.
Richard Edward "Eddie" ARNOLD Richard Edward Arnold was born May 15 1918 on a farm on the Needmore Road in Chester County, not far from the Madison County line. He died in Nashville TN on May 8 2008. More Information
Thomas ARNOLD Mr Thomas Arnold, a retired employee of the Jackson Housing Authority died December 28 2005 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Doris Virginia Arnold; his mother, Beller Arnold; a son, Thomas G Arnold; two sisters, Mae Garland and Shelby Moore and two brothers, William Arnold and James Arnold. Funeral service for Thomas Arnold, 70 (born July 26 1935) at Beech Springs Baptist Church. Burial in Frye's Point Cemetery. Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home in charge.
T J ARNOLD T. J. Arnold, 84, retired expeditor with the electromotive division of General Motors, died October 19 1996 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a heart attack. He was a member of Big Springs Methodist Church near Pinson, Henderson Masonic Lodge 485 and Order of the Eastern Star 120. Mr Arnold, the husband of Mary GRAVES ARNOLD, also leaves four daughters, Frances Young of Beech Bluff, Elizabeth Kinchen of Henderson, Verlynn Mobley of Franklin and Shelia Arnold Evans of Cottage Grove; two sons, Harmon A. Arnold of Pinson and Anthony Arnold of Franklin; six sisters, Moselle Jones of Pinson, Adelle Cooper of Kentucky, Louise Wilhite of Denmark TN, Eva Rogers and Leandra Martin, both of Jackson and Gracie Inez Palmer of Huntingdon; a brother, Allen Arnold Jr. of Beech Bluff, 13 grand children, 17 great grand children and a great great grandchild. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
W. D. ARNOLD, 81, retired barber, died Saturday, March 16 1991 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services at Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home with burial in New Friendship Cemetery in Chester County. He was born May 16 1909 in Chester County, the son of William C. and Georgia WRIGHT ARNOLD. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Jackson. Arnold, the widower of Margie Irene Pearce Arnold, leaves two sons, Jerry Paul Arnold of Nashville and William Frank Arnold of Jackson; a brother, Richard E. "Eddy" Arnold of Brentwood TN, four grand children and two great grand children. (NOTE: His brother, Eddy was the famous Country Singer.)
Mrs William Caleb “WC” ARNOLD Georgia “Fannie” WRIGHT INGLE ARNOLD died in St Louis MO on September 24 1950 after a three month illness. She was born July 17 1871 near Henderson, the daughter of Richard and Sarah “Sally” WRIGHT. She first married James David “JD” INGLE and after he died she married W C ARNOLD, who died in 1929. Since his death she has lived in Henderson, Jackson, Memphis and St Louis,. She was a member of the Big Springs Methodist Church at Five Points. She is survived by four sons, R. C. Ingle of St Louis, Ernest Ingle of Rosedale LA, W. D. Arnold of Jackson and Eddy Arnold of Nashville (of Grand Ole Opry fame); one daughter, Mrs Frank Burns of St Louis; two step sons, Allen Arnold of Pinson and Mitchum Arnold of Memphis; one step daughter, Miss Bertha Arnold of Pinson; two brothers, Joe Wright of St Louis and Ed Wright of Poplar Bluff MO; two sisters, Mrs John Seaton of Jackson and Mrs John Kirkman of Caruthersville MO. Funeral at Smith Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev Henry Smith, Pastor of Pinson Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery. (In the 1940 Census Georgia Arnold is living in St Louis with her son, John E Arnold. John E Arnold died in WWII in the Normandy Invasion.)
Olera ASBRIDGE Olera Nance Asbridge, 76 died July 26 2008 at Wesley Nursing Care in Dyersburg. Graveside services at Chester County Memory Gardens with Jeff Record, Danny Lowery and Jennifer Lowery officiating. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel in charge. She was born March 29 1932 and reared in the Montezuma community of Chester County, the daughter of George Clyde and Leota WADE NANCE. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1949. She lived at Tiptonville TN for many years and did clerical work in the clinic at Lake County Correctional Facility. She moved to Dyersburg in 1995 to make her home near her daughter, Jennifer. She is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Lowery and Jana Harris, both of Dyersburg; a son, Jeff Record of Henderson; a brother, Raymond Nance of Athens AL; two sisters, Rovene Thomas and Morene Marsh, both of Henderson; seven grand children and 10 great grand children. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Suzanne Lowery.
Ruth ASKEW Mrs Ruth Askew, age 94 of Bemis died September 11 2004 at Forest Cove Nursing Home. She is survived by a daughter, Leahrae Taylor and a son, Bill Askew, both of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Askew in 1962 and a daughter Earlene Jones in 2002. Graveside services at Cave Springs Cemetery. Casey Funeral Home in charge.
Ruthie O CUPPLES ASKEW Ruthie O Cupples Askew, 75 (born July 2 1933) of Jackson, died May 28 2009. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial in Bethel Cemetery in Chester County with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel in charge.
Linda COOP AUSTEIN Linda Coop Austein, 63 of Medon TN died October 31 2006 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services at Bethel Baptist Church in Chester County. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. She is survived by her husband, Walter Lee Austein of Medon; two daughters, Candace Woody of Henderson and Angela Moore of Medon; two sons, James "Jim" Austein of Medon and Walter "Pete" Austein of Ripley MS; a brother, Wiliam Bryan Coop Jr of Memphis; a sister, Marlene Rodgers of Gastonia NC; six grand children and two great grand children.
Calvin Wayne AUSTIN Calvin Wayne Austin, 65 of Henderson, died January 23 2010 at home. He was born December 14 1944 and raised in Chester County, the son of Carl Fleetwood and Carnell CHERRY AUSTIN. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1962. He had worked as a tool and die maker at Grinnell for 34 years. He married Lynda BURGESS in 1992 and they made their home in Henderson. He was a member of Old Path Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Burgess Austin of Henderson; a daughter, Lorrie Murgas of Spring Hill; four step daughters, Teri King and Kelly Worsham, both of Jackson, Wendy Neff of Republic MO and Melissa Webb of Downey CA; thirteen grand children and four great grand children. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Imogene Austin. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Bro Larry Holley officiating. Burial in Unity Cemetery.
Carolyn F TOTTY AUSTIN Carolyn F Totty Austin died August 24 2006. Funeral services for Mrs Austin was held at Bellevue Baptist Church in Nashville with Dr Mike Shelton officiating. Burial followed in Henderson City Cemetery. Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge. She was born January 20 1941 in Memphis, the daughter of Ida Totty and the late D.A. Totty. She grew up in Memphis and moved to Chester County, where she graduated from Chester County High School in 1959. She later attended Freed Hardeman College. She married Tony Austin in 1961 and they have made their home in Nashville since 1966. She was an administrative assistant for the Musicians Union Local 257 AFM. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Tony Austin of Nashville; sons, Mark of Nashville, Scott (serving his country in Iraq), and Steve of Ft Knox KY; her mother, Ida Totty of Collierville TN; a sister Christine Coble of Searcy AR; brothers, Doug and Bud Totty of Memphis; mother in law, Odessa Austin of Henderson; and two grand children.
Dorothy Sue CLIMER AUSTIN Dorothy Sue Austin age 78 passed away Saturday, June 13 2013 at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. She was born, December 6 1934 and reared in Chester County, the daughter of James Robert and Ollie Mae JORDAN CLIMER. She went to school in Chester County. She married Robert Edgar AUSTIN in 1954 and they made their home in Chester County. She worked in several garment factories in the area where she was a seamstress and later became a supervisor. Mr Austin died in 1998. Dorothy loved to go to dances and love to sew. She loved being a caregiver to many and helping people in many ways. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson. She is survived by two sons Billy and Mike Austin both of Henderson and a daughter Bonnie Cox of Montezuma; seven grand children and five great grand children. Funeral at the First Baptist Church in Henderson with Stan Smith and Brad Patterson officiating. Burial followed in the Pisgah Cemetery. Casey Funeral Chapel in charge.
Jerry L AUSTIN Jerry Lee Austin age 78, died Friday March 21 2014 at his home in Henderson. He was born February 27 1936 in Chester County, the son of Alton Parker Austin and Willie Sue ROSS AUSTIN. He attended Chester County High Schools and married Minnie ARMSTRONG in 1956. He was a mechanic for John Deere Implement Company for forty years. He then worked as a mechanic for the Chester County Highway Department until he retired. He loved to restore old tractors. Mr Austin was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church. Mr Austin is survived by his wife, Minnie Mae Armstrong Austin of Henderson; a daughter, Debbie Jo Beshiers and husband Jeff of Henderson; two grand children, Brian Rayburn and Missy Geary and husband, Ronnie Geary, Jr; five great grand children, Kristin Rayburn Carson, Lee Rayburn, Taylor Geary, Trinity Geary and Brooke Burton; one brother, Larry Austin of Henderson and two sisters, Christine Gray of Henderson and Imojean Coffman of Gibson TN (near Humbolt). He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Lee Henry Austin, Cecil Austin, Robert Ed Austin and Guy Austin and five sisters, Edith Thomas, Marie Cupples, Sue Wilbanks, Helen Betts and Elizabeth Austin. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors Casey Chapel with Ken Frye and Ken Kitchen officiating and burial followed in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Joseph W "Pete" AUSTIN J.W. “Pete” AUSTIN of Finger, 69 died December 29 2001 of cancer. Mr Austin was born July 20 1932 and raised in McNairy County, the son of Gilbert Paul and Elsie BARHAM AUSTIN. He attended school in McNairy County and in 1953 entered the US Army and served state side until 1955. In 1955 he married Mary TRAVIS of Henderson and they made their home in Joliet IL. He was very active in the UAW Union. He retired in 1985 and they moved back to Finger. He is survived by his wife, Mary Travis Austin of Finger; a step daughter, Frances Marie Gilliard of Joliet IL and two sisters, Jean Dunaway of Lexington and Shirley Burkhead of Henderson. He has two step grand children, Lisa Simpson and Scott Tidwell, and two step great grand sons, Andrew and Kevin Simpson, all of Joliet IL. Funeral service at Casey Funeral Home with Bro John Heitz officiating. Burial in the Henderson City Cemetery.
Joy Ann HOPPER AUSTIN Services for Mrs Joy Austin were held at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Smith Cemetery in Chester County. Mrs Austin, 48, died July 12 1988 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. She was previously of Lexington. She leaves two daughters, Mrs Jean Ann Sims of Big Sandy and Miss Lisa Carol Austin of Memphis; two sons, Tony Austin of Lexington and Stephen Austin of Memphis; four sisters, Mrs Edna Brown of Sardis, Mrs Gail Hamm of Reagan, Mrs Connie Hayes of Herando Beach FL and Mrs Bonnie Blankenship of Paris; a brother, Scottie Hopper of Lexington and two grand children.
Mrs "Mamie" Mary Elizabeth ALEXANDER CUMMINGS AUSTIN Mrs Austin died May 9 2014 at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services for Mamie Mary Elizabeth Alexander Cummings Austin, age 95, at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery near Saltillo in Hardin County TN. She was born June 18 1918 in Chester County, daughter of Henry and Maudie QUALLS ALEXANDER. She married Norman CUMMINGS in 1935, who preceded her in death in 1954. She married W.C. AUSTIN in 1957, who preceded her in death in 1974. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Sanford Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, crocheting and doing word search puzzles. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Logan in 2000; seven brothers, J.P. Alexander, Pete Alexander, O.B. Alexander, Talmage Alexander, Arthur Alexander, Billy Joe Alexander and Bill Alexander and one sister, Geneva Dodd. Survivors include her sons, H.C. (Johnnie) Cummings of Enville and David (Anita) Austin of Jackson; three daughters, Betty (Johnie) Plunk of Henderson, Ruby (Perry) Jeter of Jackson and Linda (John) King of Munford; two stepsons, Ray (Wanda) Austin of Beech Bluff and Vernon (Betty) Austin of Oswego IL; one sister, Pauline (R.D.) Smith of Henderson; many grand children, great grand children and great great grand children.
Maryland MOORE AUSTIN Willie Maryland Moore Austin, 89 of Pinson died January 12 2016 at her daughter's home. She was born December 21 1926 in the Montezuma community of Chester County, the daughter of William Charles and Eula PATTERSON ALLEN MOORE. She went to school in Chester County and graduated from Chester County High School. She married Gilbert Paul "Gib" AUSTIN in 1943. They made their home in Pinson. Mrs Austin worked at the Pinson Mound State Nursery for over thirty years, retiring in 1996. She was a member of the Pinson Baptist Church. Mr Austin died in 1985. Mrs Austin is survived by a daughter, Sheila K Armour (David) of Pinson; grand children and great grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Deanie Talbott Nichols; two brothers, Sam Moore and Joe Moore. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with John Gaters and Kyle Morris officiating. Burial in the Montezuma Cemetery on Montezuma Road.
Michael Anthony "Mike" AUSTIN Michael Anthony Austin, 56 died December 29 2015 at his home at Henderson. He was born April 6 1959 in Chester County, the son of Robert Edgar and Dorothy Sue CLIMER AUSTIN. He attended school in Chester County. He was a heavy equipment operator in underground construction having worked for Whaley Construction, as a supervisor. He had owned a business with his father, Austin Backhoe. He is survived by a son, Chad Austin of Henderson; two step daughters, Heather Barnes and Judy Farley both of Jackson; a brother, Billy Austin (Shannon) of Henderson; a sister, Bonnie Cox (Kenneth Jr) of Henderson and a grand daughter, Addy Austin. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Ken Frye and Ken Kitchen officiating. Burial in Pisgah Cemetery.
Norman Clarence AUSTIN Norman Clarence Austin, age 89 died May 11 2015 at his home at Henderson. He was born April 22 1926 at Winooski MS the son of John and Irene BIVENS AUSTIN. He went to school at West Corinth. He served in the US Navy during WWII. He married Cordie MOORE CAPOOTH in 1974. He farmed and worked at Gateway Handle Factory in Corinth until his retirement. Mr Austin loved to fish and bird hunt. He is survived by His wife, Cordie Irene Moore Capooth Austin of Henderson; a son, Gary Austin of Childers Hill TN and three stepsons, Ray Ritenour of Counce, Jerry Capooth of Middleton and Ronnie Capooth of Finger; three daughters, Eva Melton of Chewalla TN, Wanda Kay Austin of Selmer and Terri Austin of Oklahoma and twelve grand children and several great grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ollie Faye Gatewood. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Scotty Capooth officiating and burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Odessia BURRESSS AUSTIN Odessia Burress Austin, 99 died March 9 2016 at her home in Henderson. She was born December 27 1916 in Madison County, daughter of Robert and Gertie SELLS BURRESS. She graduated from the Pinson School and married V.R. "Red" Austin on December 21 1938. They owned and operated the Electric Grill in Henderson for over thirty seven years. Mrs Austin served on the Henderson City Board of Alderman from October 1980 until September 2000, serving as Vice Mayor for eighteen of those twenty years. She also had served as the Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star in Henderson and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs Austin is survived by a son, Tony Austin of Nashville; three grand sons, Mark, Scott and Steve Austin and three great grand sons, Tyler, Coltin and Zachary Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, V.R. “Red” Austin in 2005; a daughter in law, Carolyn Austin in 2006; two brothers Enloe and G.L. Burress and four sisters, Thelma Seaton, Velma Burress, Gertrude Cothern, and Tauso Branch. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel with Larry McKenzie officiating. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery.
Rita Lee VICKERY AUSTIN Services for Mrs Rita Lee Vickery Austin were at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens. Mrs Austin, 34 died April 14 1999 in an automobile accident. She was an employee of Young Radiator. She leaves two daughters, Heather Lachelle Barnes and Judy Jean Farley, both of Lexington; her mother, Anna Helen WILKERSON VICKERY of Henderson; her father, Bayles Neal Vickery of Macon GA; a brother Larry Jennings of Crofton KY; four sisters, Debra Spears of Crofton KY; Kathy Ross of Jackson, Vickie Carpenter and Connie Nash both of Henderson; her grand mother, Mrs Agnes WILLIAMSON of Dawson Springs KY. Findagrave
Robert Edgar "Ed" AUSTIN Robert Ed Austin, 67, backhoe service operator and retired employee of Whally Construction Co, died of cancer Friday, January 23 1998 at his home in Henderson. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Pisgah Cemetery. He also had farmed and logged. Mr Austin, the husband of Dorothy Sue AUSTIN, also leaves a daughter, Bonnie Cox and two sons, Billy Austin and Mike Austin, all of Henderson; five sisters, Marie Cupples and Cris Gray, both of Henderson, Sue Wilbanks of Parsons and Helen Betts and Imogene Coffman, both of Medina and three brothers, Guy Austin, Jerry Austin and Larry Austin, all of Henderson.
V.R. "Red" AUSTIN Funeral Services for Mr Verna Ralph "Red" Austin age 92 was held at the Chapel of Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Henderson City Cemetery. Mr Austin died December 11 2005 at the West Tennessee Transitional Care Center. He was born April 11 1913 in Hardin County TN son of Elmer Felix and Virgie BANKS AUSTIN. He graduated from Saltillo School and attended Freed Hardeman College for two years. Mr Austin owned and operated the Electric Grill in Henderson for 37 1/2 years. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Henderson. Survivors include his wife Odessia BURRESS AUSTIN of Henderson TN and a son Tony Austin and wife Carolyn of Nashville TN; three grandsons Mark Austin, Scott Austin and Steven Austin; two great grandsons Tyler and Coltin Austin. He was preceded in death by sisters Irma and Rubye Austin and Lou Nell Ozment.