Kermit DALLAS Kermit Dallas 80, died March 19 2007 at his home in Memphis. Funeral at Casey Funeral Home Chapel with Kenneth Dallas and Kenneth Dallas Jr officiating. Burial followed in Old Friendship Cemetery. He was born June 5 1926 in Finger in McNairy County, the son of Ezra and Vera DALLAS. He attended school at Finger. As a young man, he worked on farms around the community, He married Edith FRYE of the Old Friendship community in 1945, and they made their home in the Finger community until moving to Memphis in 1951. He became a carpenter and did custom and finishing work. He was a Baptist and a member of the Liberty Memorial Church in Memphis. He is survived by his wife, Edith Irene Frye Dallas of Memphis; two sons, Ronald (Terri) Dallas of Memphis and Kenneth (Pamela) Dallas Sr of Bartlett; two daughters, Carol Dallas of Memphis and Melinda Dallas of Finger; 11 grand children, 23 great grand children and two great great grand children. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dallas, who died in Vietnam in 1967.
Rev Noel Carter "Pop" DANIEL, 84, of Jacks Creek died December 31 2004, at West Tennessee Transitional Care Center in Jackson. Funeral services at First United Pentecostal Church in Henderson. Burial followed in Jacks Creek Apostolic Church Cemetery with Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge. Reverend Daniel was born in Memphis, the son of the late Walter and Hattie ARMSTRONG DANIEL. He moved to Medon at an early age and attended school there. He was employed at the cotton gin at age 16. He later worked in construction as a carpenter. Rev Daniel founded the Pentecostal Temple in California in 1953. He served there until 1967, when he moved to Jacks Creek and founded the Jacks Creek Apostolic Church. He married Ethel TIMS in 1938. She died in June of 1999. He later married Joy FARISS, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight sons, Ben Daniel (Ruth), Bud Daniel (Josephine), Joel Daniel (Beverly), Steve Daniel (Dorothy), John Daniel (Lucy), Tim Daniel (Judy), Greg Daniel (Anita), and Mark Daniel (Denise); 25 grand children; 28 great grand children; three great great grand children; and three stepchildren, Randy Legg, Gary Legg, and Michelle French. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mariam Daniel. Memorials may be made to the Jacks Creek Christian School.
Ethel TIMMS DANIEL Ethel Daniel, 77, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday June 15 1999 at her home at Jacks Creek. Services at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church, where she was a member and taught Sunday school, with burial in the church cemetery. Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge. Mrs Daniel, the wife of Rev Noel Daniel, also leaves eight sons, Joel Daniel, Bud Daniel and Greg Daniel, all of Luray; Ben Daniel of Jackson, Steve Daniel and Mark Daniel, both of Jacks Creek, John Daniel of Claremore OK and Tim Daniel of Humboldt; three adopted daughters, Dody Daniel and Dorothy Daniel, both of Jacks Creek and Lucy Daniel of Claremore; three adopted sons, Larry Azevedo and Manuel Azevedo, both of Henderson and Ray Azevedo of Jacks Creek, 33 grand children, 33 great grand children and a great great grand child.
Paul Jonathan "Big John" DANIEL John Daniel died July 16 2013 at Jackson Madison Country General Hospital in Jackson TN. He was born June 16 1953 in Campbell CA son of Noel Carter and Clara Ethel TIMMS DANIEL. He was raised in Monte Vista CA until the age of fourteen, when he and his parents moved to Jacks Creek. John was a 1971 graduate of South Side High School in Madison County. He traveled extensively as a gospel preacher and evangelist serving in many areas of the country. John was married to the love of his life, Lucy AZEVEDO on January 5 1972. Big John is survived by his wife Lucy Daniel of Jacks Creek; two daughters, Elaine Valdez (Joe) of Tulsa OK, Robin Pulido (Sal) of Claremore OK; two sons Paul Daniel (Lorrie) of Chico TX, Philip Daniel (Rhonda) of Henderson TN and Kim Daniel the mother of Chasiti of Claremore OK; seven brothers Ben Daniel (Ruth) of Luray TN, Bud Daniel (Dodie) of Jacks Creek TN, Joel Daniel (Beverly) of Jacks Creek TN, Steve Daniel (Dorothy) of Jacks Creek TN, Tim Daniel (Judy) of Jackson TN, Greg Daniel (Anita) of Jacks Creek TN, Mark Daniel (Denise) of Jacks Creek; seven grand children, Jo Jo, Chasiti, Lauren, Kaitlyn, Logan, Brianna, Gavin and one great grand son on the way. Funeral at The Pentecostals of Henderson Church with Rick Robbins, Herbie Hitt and Jeff Dykes Officiating. Burial in the Jacks Creek Apostolic Church Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel in charge.
Robert Edwin DANIEL Robert Edwin Daniel, age 81, of Collierville TN, died February 20 2013 at the Methodist Hospital in Germantown TN. Mr Daniel was born February 17 1932 in Montgomery AL and moved to Henderson in 1945, the son of Samuel Ellison and Kattie DUNCAN DANIEL. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1950 and attended Freed Hardeman College studying pre-pharmacy and received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 until 1954 during the Korean War. He married Joy CHERRY March 25 1951 and they lived in several places while Mr Daniel served in the Air Force. After the Air Force they moved to Memphis where he finished his degree and began his career with Walgreen Pharmacy where he worked for 35 years. They have made their home in Collierville since 1998. He was a member of the Germantown Church of Christ. Mr Daniel is survived by his wife of 61 years Joy Cherry Daniel and two sons, Craig Daniel and wife Pam of Omaha NE and Cary Daniel and wife Angela of Collierville and a daughter, Connie McLain and husband David of Houston TX. He has a brother Sam Daniel and wife Sylvia of Memphis and a sister Ruth Daniel McCallum of Florence AL. He has five grand children and four great grand children. Mr Daniel was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Daniel. Funeral at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with David Sain and Cary Daniel officiating and burial followed in Cabo Cemetery.
Stephen Alex DANIEL Alex Daniel, infant son of Greg and Anita DANIEL died Monday, May 4 1992 at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis. Services at Jacks Creek Apostolic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Leon Johnson Funeral Home of Henderson in charge. He leaves a sister, Crystle Daniel; two brothers, Matthew Daniel and Nathan Daniel and his grand parents, Rev Noel and Ethel DANIEL, all of Jacks Creek and Otis and Allene CARNELL of Henderson.
Maxine WOOD DOYLE DARBY Maxine Wood Doyle Darby, 81 died March 26 2009 at Henderson. She was born March 29 1927 in Chester County, the daughter of Arlie and Lessie TULL WOOD. She attended school in Chester County. She married Herman DOYLE in 1944 and they made their home in Chester County on the old Jacks Creek Road while she worked for Salant & Salant and later at Chester County Sportswear. Mr Doyle died in 1995. She married M.L. DARBY in 1996 and he died in 2006. She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Mike Doyle (Patsy) of Henderson; a daughter in law, Pat Doyle of Henderson; a brother, Harwell Wood of Pennsylvania; a sister, Norma Kennedy (Amos) of Henderson; three grand children, Bryan Doyle of New Orleans LA, Christopher Doyle of Henderson and Hannah Doyle of Chattanooga. She was also preceded in death by a son, Lawrence Doyle and two sisters. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel with Troy Kilzer and Shannon Moses officiating. Burial in New Friendship Cemetery.
Annie TRAVIS DAVIDSON Mrs Annie "Miss Annie" Travis Davidson, 94 died May 3 1985 at McNairy County General Hospital after a short illness. For the last three years she has made her home with Mrs Julia VanDyke. "Miss Annie" was born December 9 1891 in Gibson County TN, daughter of John E and Saline McKELVY TRAVIS. She moved to Chester County as a teenager and attended schools in Chester County. She graduated from Freed Hardeman College and received her BA degree from Union University. She received her Master’s degree from UT-Knoxville. She married Robert Cole "Bob" Davidson July 29 1920 in Chester County and he died nine months later in 1921. A child was still born September 15 1921. She became a teacher at CCHS in 1915 and except for the years 1919 to 1922 has been there until 1963. "Miss Annie" taught mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry at Chester County High School. After she retired in 1963 from CCHS, She taught at Freed Hardeman College retiring, again in 1968. She was a member of Henderson Church of Christ. She is survived by one niece, Mrs Jacqueline Hamilton of Selmer. Funeral service at Casey Funeral Home with Max Patterson and David Powell officiating. Burial in Henderson City Cemetery.
Elvis Levi DAVIDSON E. L. Davidson, 44 died at home near Montezuma December 17 1935, he had been sick for several weeks. He was born October 30 1891 in Chester County and lived near where he was born all of his life. In 1912 he married Miss Cora GREENE. They had two children, Willard and Martha. He is, also survived by one brother and several sisters. Services at Cave Springs Baptist Church where he attended. Rev M. V. Parker officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were: Perry Rankin, Frank Rankin, Hollis Howell, Fate Murley, Virgil Massey and Hubert Roland. Lawrence Moffitt in charge.
Ethel CUPPLES DAVIDSON Ethel Davidson, 76, died Sunday, March 1 1992 at her home in Henderson. Services at New Home Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in New Montezuma Cemetery. Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge. Mrs Davidson, wife of Joel Davidson, also leaves four daughters, Ruth Clausel and Linda Gray, both of Houston TX, Sherry Newman of Henderson and Nancy Parish of Jackson; four sons, Jerry Davidson and Willie Davidson, both of Henderson, Glen Davidson of Pinson and Aaron Davidson of Humboldt; two sisters, Iris Ivy of Bemis and Guyula Melton of Osceola FL, 15 grand children and 10 great grand children.
Joel E DAVIDSON Joel Davidson, 90, retired maintenance employee for Tennessee State Parks, died of heart failure Friday, September 15 2000 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in New Montezuma Cemetery. He was a member of New Home Baptist Church and a former Chester County magistrate. Mr Davidson, the widower of Ethel CUPPLES DAVIDSON, leaves three daughters, Nancy Parish of Jackson, Sherry Newman of Henderson and Linda Kay Moore of Granburg TX; four sons, Jerry W. Davidson and Willie H. Davidson, both of Henderson, Glenn A. Davidson of Pinson and Aaron Davidson of Humboldt, 17 grand children, 22 great grand children and a great great grand child.
Mabel VESTAL DAVIDSON Mabel Vestal Davidson, 82, retired employee of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service office in Henderson, died Thursday, February 19 2001 at her home after a heart attack. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Trinity Cemetery. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution, Savannah Chapter. She also served two terms on the Chester County School Board. Mrs Davidson, the wife of Willard Lee Davidson, also leaves two daughters, Linda Davidson Bailey of Jackson and Patricia Ashworth of Collierville; a sister, Lerlyne Gowan of Kingsport and five grand children.
Mark DAVIDSON Sheriff William Mark Davidson, 46, died June 25 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville suffering with brain cancer. He was born November 25 1962 and raised in Chester County the son of Jerry and Diane HALL DAVIDSON. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1981. He did carpenter work with his uncle, Willie Davidson and worked a short time at Proctor and Gamble. He began his law enforcement career with the City of Henderson Police Department and then with the Chester County Sheriff's Department. He served as deputy and then investigator for Sheriff Eric Bell and chief deputy for Sheriff Paul Hodges. He was elected Chester County Sheriff in 2002 and was currently serving in his second term. He was a member of the Tennessee Sheriff's Association, a member of the Henderson Masonic Lodge and a member of the Cave Springs Baptist Church. He married Nancy BAILEY in 1998, and they made their home in Henderson. He and Nancy dated nine years prior to their marriage. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bailey Davidson; a son, Braden Davidson; a daughter, Ashley Davidson Brown (Hunter); his parents, Jerry and Diane Hall Davidson; a brother, Steve Davidson (Celinda); a grandson, Drew Brown and a niece, Alexis Davidson, all of Henderson. Funeral service at The Pentecostals of Henderson with Bro Ronnie Geary and former Sheriff Eric Bell officiating. Law enforcement officers, emergency workers and public officials from throughout the state attended the funeral services. Burial in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County with Masonic Rites. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel in charge.
Willard Lee DAVIDSON Willard Lee Davidson, 81, retired service manager for Guinn Brothers, died of cancer Monday, February 19 2001 at his home in Henderson. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Trinity Cemetery. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Al Chymia Temple in Memphis, Henderson Elks Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason and a World War II veteran. Mr Davidson, the widower of Mabel VESTAL DAVIDSON, leaves two daughters, Linda Bailey of Jackson and Patricia Ashworth of Collierville; a sister, Mary Talley of New London IA and five grand children.
Arl E DAVIS Arl Ervin Davis, 94 of Henderson, died June 30 2008 at Hardin County Medical Center. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel with Rev Rick Babin officiating. Burial followed at Mt Carmel Cemetery in McNairy County. He was born June 29 1914 in McNairy County, the son of William G. and Martha GOFF DAVIS. He farmed most of his life. He married Jessie McCANN in 1933 and they have made their home in Chester County since 1941. He attended Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Davis Coady (Bobby) of Luray; a son, Howard Davis (Karen) of Henderson; four grand children; five great grand children and a niece. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie McCann Davis in 1999; a daughter, Louise Davis; a son, J. Michael Davis and two brothers, Martin Davis and Marvin Davis.
Barry Sanders "BS" DAVIS died Jan 11 1951 at home. Services at Pleasant Springs Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev Fred Cupples of Bemis officiated. Casey Funeral Home was in charge. Mr Sanders Davis, age 67 (born March 10 1883) was a prominent farmer in Chester County. He was a member of Henderson Pentecostal Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs Mary Etta Davis of Henderson, four sons, Odell Davis and Thomas Davis of Selmer TN, Robert Davis and James Davis of Henderson, five daughters, Mrs Willie Sims of California, Mrs Lexie Kilzer, Mrs Ethel Morrison, Mrs Bessie Cupples, and Miss Lessie Davis, all of Henderson.
Jewell FERRELL THOMPSON DAVIS Jewell Thompson Davis died December 14 2013, in Henderson, at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 19 days. She was born December 25 1936 in Curry WV, the daughter of Charles and Frances BROWN FERRELL. She married Jack Thompson in 1958. Mr. Thompson died in 1999. She married Roger Davis, who passed away in 2006. Mrs Davis lived in West Virginia, Illinois and Tennessee. She worked as a cook at Chickasaw Restaurant and Big John's Restaurant in Henderson. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Henderson. She is survived by three daughters, Diane Doss (Carl) of Finger, Sherry Goff (Lynn) and Gina Charles (Lance) all of Henderson; one son, Greg Thompson of Charleston WV; a brother, Jimmy Ferrell of Comfort WV; thirteen grand children, Jason Thompson, Jimmy Simmons, Carla Doss, Kevin Simmons, Shawn Doss, Stephany Doss, Tosha Dees, Joshua Goff, Nikki Thompson, Hanna Charles, Kristen Thompson, John D Thompson and Ronica Williams; five great grand children; and four step great grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Johnny Thompson, Jackie Thompson and Dwayne Thompson; one brother, Willard Ferrell; and one sister, Phyllis Ferrell. Funeral service at Pentecostals of Henderson with Pastor Michael Rickenbaker and Bro Ronnie Parrish officiating. Burial in the Chester County Memory Gardens at Henderson. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel in charge.
Jessie McCANN DAVIS Jessie McCann Davis, age 81, died May 26 1999 at the West Tennessee Skilled Nursing Center. She was born November 20 1917 in McNairy County and married Arl Davis in 1933. They made their home in the Oak Grove Community of Chester County, where Mrs Davis worked as a garment Inspector for Salant & Salant in Henderson for almost 30 years. She was a member of the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church and took an active role in the Oak Grove community. Mrs Davies is preceded in death by her parents, Author "Whig" and Celie WEAVER McCANN; one daughter, Louise Davis and one son, Joe Michael Davis. She is survived by her husband, Arl Davis of Henderson; one daughter Louise Davis; one son, Charles Howard Davis of Henderson; two sisters, Ava Kauffman of Memphis and Georgia Huey of Birmingham AL; one brother, Author (Pat) McCann of Milan; four grand children, Michael Davis of Houston TX, Jeffrey Davis of Memphis, Joel Coady of Nashville and Bert Coady of Luray; five great grand children. Funeral services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home in Henderson with Rev Bobby Barnes officiating. Burial in Mr. Carmel Cemetery in McNairy County.
Marilyn K WELLS DAVIS Marilyn Wells, 42, of Memphis, previously of Henderson, died Friday, October 13 1998 in an accidental fall at her home. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens. She leaves two brothers, Anthony Gene Wells of Gayville Conn and Clifford Wells of Henderson. She was the daughter of Percy T Wells.
Marena SMITH DAVIS Marena SMITH DAVIS, 98 (born January 1 1902) of Henderson, died December 19 2000. She was a member of the Clarks Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Chester County Senior Citizens and was employed by the Senior Citizens as well. Mrs Davis is preceded in death by two step sons E. B. Davis and James Herman Davis, two sisters, Leora Lofton and Alna Smith, four brothers, Arlon Smith, Kirby Smith, Nathaniel Smith and Kent Smith. She is survived by a step daughter, Rachel B. Bostwick and husband Lewis of Aurora CO, one step son, Roy G Davis and wife Esther of Lexington. She had two sisters, Evie Patterson and Dona Webster both of Henderson, eight grand children, fourteen great grand children and ten great great grand children. Funeral service at Leon Johnson Funeral Home. Burial in the Maggie Jones Cemetery in McNairy County.
Otis Washington DAVIS Otis Washington Davis, 90, of Enville died January 29 2007 at Jackson General Hospital. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home Chapel with Roger Henson, Harold Montgomery and Bill Evans officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was born March 5 1916 and reared in the Enville Community of Chester County, the son of Tom and Della DEES DAVIS. He attended school at Cabo. He married Virgie Clementine CARROLL in 1936. He entered the Army in 1945, during World War II, and returned home in December 1946. They made their home in the Cabo community, where he farmed and built houses. He was a member of Farm Bureau and served on the official board of Enville United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Mrs Davis died in 1993. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Royce E "Pete" DAVIS Royce E. "Pete" Davis, 80, of Enville, died May 5 2008 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Bro Raymond Hardin and Bro Rick Seaton officiating. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery at Enville. He was born November 28 1927 and reared in McNairy County, near Milledgeville, the son of Robert Sullivan and Effie KELLY DAVIS. He attended school in McNairy County and farmed as a young man. In 1946, he entered the US Army and served in Tokyo Japan. He married Jimmie SMITH in 1951 and they made their home in the Enville area. He farmed and worked at Salant & Salant and other factories in the area. Davis served as a commissioner on the Chester County Court for 34 years, representing the first district. He was a member of Cabo Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Smith Davis of Enville; two sons, Rickie Davis and Tommy Davis (Sherry) and a daughter, Linda Nelson (Mike), all of Henderson; four grand children, David Nelson, Amber Nelson, Zachary Mullins and Joshua Davis; two great grand children, Kalab Needham and Logan Nelson; a brother, Roy Davis of Memphis and two sisters, Ruby Lee Snider of Tupelo MS and Ruth Rainey of Enville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert E. Davis.
Taylor K DAVIS Taylor K Davis, 48 (born May 22 1961) died August 3 2009 after collapsing at the Chester County Independent in Henderson. He was pronounced dead at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was the son of David Smith and Hazel Agnes TAYLOR DAVIS. He had been a press operator at the Chester County Independent since 2000. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Robert S Davis of Savannah. Funeral service at Shackeflord Funeral Directors of Savannah with Eric Jones officiating. Burial in Hardin County Memory Gardens in Savannah.
Dr Thomas Scott DAVIS Chester County's oldest practicing Physician, Doctor T. S. Davis, 73 died December 14 1935 at his home near Montezuma following an illness of three days. Dr Davis, a graduate of University of Tennessee has practiced in Chester County for 49 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Woodmen of the World. He married Lilly CUDE June 27 1920 in McNairy County. Surviving are his wife, Lilly and five children, Conan Davis and Crawley Davis of Memphis, Sammie Davis, Tommye Davis and Joe Clifford Davis of Chester County. Funeral services were conducted at Montezuma with Rev T. S. Riddick and Rev J. T. Bagley officiating and burial in Montezuma Cemetery. Active pallbearers were; Clifford Mitchell, Charlie Skinner, Duwayne Bulliner, Buddy Combs, C. T. Tatum and Hugh Coleman. Honorary pallbearers were; Dr W. T. Fitts, Dr Chas Webb, Dr Ernest Smith, Dr H. F. Pitts, Dr W. O. Beard and Dr L. C. Smith. Rowsey and Morgan in charge.
Virgie Clementine CARROLL DAVIS, 83, of Enville died Thursday, November 4 1993 at home. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Enville. She was a member of Enville United Methodist Church. Mrs Davis, the wife of Otis Davis, also leaves a brother, James Carroll of Mishawaka IN.
Virginia Lee SMITH DAVIS Nov. 14, 1950 – Dec. 28, 2013 Virginia Lee Smith Davis, 63, passed away December 28 2013 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Home Johnson Chapel, with Larry Taylor and Glenn Foutch officiating. Burial followed in Roby Cemetery. She was born November 14 1950 in Henderson, the daughter of Elec C. and the late Addie Lee Ross Smith. She was a beloved mother of three children and spent her life caring for them as a homemaker. She loved shopping, growing flowers and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Lee Foutch (Glenn) of Olive Branch Miss.; two sons, Greg L. Davis (Leigh Anne) of Alabaster AL, and Tracy Lee Davis (Carla) of Jackson; her father, Elec C. Smith of Henderson; 11 grand children, Aaron Davis, John Davis, Noah Davis, Madison Davis, Joseph Davis, Rebecca Foutch, Savannah Foutch, Ethan Foutch, Holden Foutch, William Foutch and Jackson Foutch; and two nieces, Jennifer Wilson and Bonita Tabor. She was preceded in death by her mother, Addie Lee Ross Smith; a brother, Terry Smith; and a nephew, Joe Terry Smith. Chester County Independent issue of January 9 2014
Doris JACKSON DAY Doris Jackson Day, 73, of Henderson, died July 22 2008, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Ben Flatt, John Adams and Daniel Hope officiating. Burial was at Tiplersville Cemetery in Tiplersville MS. She was born October 9 1934 near Walnut MS, the daughter of Thomas Henry and Maggie Parlee HENSON JACKSON. She graduated from Chalybeate High School in 1952 and from Freed Hardeman College. She worked as secretary to the Dean of Freed Hardeman, where she married Everett DAY Jr. They made their home in Memphis for 43 years, where she worked as executive secretary with Schumacher Mortgage Company where she later retired. They moved to Henderson in 1999. She was an active member of the Freed Hardeman Associates and a member of the Henderson Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Everett Day Jr. of Henderson; a son, Tommy Day (Melissa) of Memphis; a daughter, Brenda Day Hall (Ken) of Louisville KY; a foster daughter, Nancy Cooper of Murfreesboro; five grand sons and one grand daughter.
Paul Franklin DEAL Paul Franklin Deal, 90 died December 30 2014 at his home in Henderson. He was born July 4 1924 in Bloomington IL, the son of Frank Edward and Beulah JOHNSON DEAL. He graduated from high school in Downs IL. He married Margie DETHERAGE in 1942. He pastored Nazarene Churches in six states and after moving to Henderson, he served as pastor of Huron Baptist Church, where he was a member. He is survived by his wife, Margie Lucille Detherage Deal of Henderson; two sons, Ron Deal of Henderson and Fred Deal of Hershey PA; six daughters, Karen Atteberry of North Platte Neb, Sharon Lester of Aurora CO, Debbie Monigold of Henderson, Gayle Rice of Olathe Kan. Diana Gregorson of Pocatello ID and Charlene Cluff of Bellevue Neb; twenty three grand children; twenty seven great grand children; and two great great grand children. Memorial service at Middlefork Baptist Church in Henderson County. Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel in charge. His body was cremated.
Lessie R DEATON Lessie Mae Deaton, 96, homemaker, died January 28 2002 at her home. Services at George A Smith & Sons Funeral Home South Chapel with burial in Cagle Cemetery in Chester County. Mrs Deaton, the widow of Johnnie Leo Deaton, leaves three daughters, Joan Holder of Jackson, Virginia Wilson of Hampton VA and Angelyn Golmon of Nashville; three sons, Leo Deaton Jr. and Bo Deaton, both of Jackson, and Gary Deaton of Mt Juliet TN; a sister, Sarah Casey of Walls MS, 18 grand children, 28 great grand children and seven great great grandchildren.
Amanda Joy UPCHURCH DeBERRY Amanda Joy DeBerry died Wednesday, June 1 2005 at Camden General Hospital. She was born January 10 1960 in Dickson TN the daughter of Larry and Rebecca HINES UPCHURCH. She had been a Surgical Tech at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services for Amanda Joy DeBerry were in the Chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors in Jackson with burial in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County. She is survived by four daughters, Rebecca Hopper and husband Derek of Greer SC, Jade Gilley and husband Sammy, Danielle DeBerry and Jenna DeBerry all of Jackson TN; three brothers Scott Upchurch, Craig Upchurch both of New Johnsonville TN, Jimmy McClurkan of Tennessee City TN, three sisters; Jan DePriest of Waverly TN, Lori Pate of McEwen TN, Jamie McClurkan of New Johnsonville TN, and seven grand children, Jillian, Julie, Laura Beth and Christina Hopper, Lore Lai and Alayna Gilley and Jaylyn DeBerry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny DeBerry.
Clinton Rudolph "CR" DeBERRY C. R. DeBerry, 84, retired carpenter and state employee, died Saturday, October 26 1991 at his home in Henderson. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Montezuma Cemetery. He was a member of Montezuma Methodist Church. DeBerry, the husband of Gladys Ruth DeBerry, also leaves two sons, Kermit DeBerry of Henderson and James Roy DeBerry of Saulsbury TN; a sister, Mrs Zula Freeman of Henderson, six grand children and five great grand children.
Danny Joe DeBERRY Danny Joe DeBerry, 42 of Jackson, machine operator, died November 15 1960 in New Johnsonville TN. Services at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson with burial in Cave Springs Cemetery. Mr DeBerry, the husband of Joy UPCHURCH DeBERRY, also leaves four daughters, Rebecca Jill Hopper, Amanda Jade Gilley, Jacelyn Danielle DeBerry and Janna Elise DeBerry, and his father, Joe C. "Jack" DeBerry Jr, all of Jackson; a sister, Linda Schrader of Milan; a brother, Terry DeBerry of Jackson, and five grand children.
James Roy DeBERRY James Roy DeBerry Sr, 81 of Hornsby TN died July 5 2015 in Bolivar. He was born September 7 1933 in Montezuma, son of Rudolph and Gladys Ruth DeBerry. He married Elynor HORNSBY February 21 1954. He was a retired national sales manager at Plough in Memphis for 24 years and he was a salesman for Colgate. He was a former deacon of the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a deacon and Sunday school superintendent of the Hornsby Baptist Church. He graduated from Chester County High School. He enjoyed fly fishing and bird hunting. He served in the Army National Guard. He lived in Memphis for most of his adult life. He is survived by his wife, Elynor H. Deberry, of Hornsby; two daughters, Sherry Cassidy(Drew) of Overland Peak KS and Gina Box of Hornsby; a son, James R. Deberry(Suzanne) of Collierville; three grand children, Ashley Cassidy, Lauren DeBerry and Zach DeBerry and a great grand son, Eli DeBerry. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph DeBerry and Gladys Ruth DeBerry and a brother, Kermit DeBerry. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Bolivar.
Joe Clint "Jack" DeBERRY J. C. DeBerry, 79 of Jackson TN died Monday, December 9 2002 at Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. He was a member of Eaglewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Veterans of Foreign Wars, associate member of the Blind Veterans Association and a World War II Navy veteran. Mr DeBerry, the widower of Ramona MURLEY DeBERRY, leaves a daughter, Linda Kay Schrader of Milan; a son, Terry Lynn DeBerry of Jackson; three sisters, Virginia Middleton of Memphis, Frances Braly of Dallas GA, and Tommie Sue Murley of Henderson, eight grand children and six great grand children. Funeral service at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County.
Ramona MURLEY DeBERRY Ramona Murley DeBerry, 71 died Sunday, July 22 2001 at Jackson General Hospital. Services for Mrs DeBerry were in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson with burial in Cave Spring Cemetery in Chester County. Survivors include her husband Joe C. DeBerry Jr; daughter Linda Schrader of Milan; two sons Danny DeBerry and Terry DeBerry of Jackson; three sisters Bonise Jordan and Vernese Clayworth and Louise Donivan of California and three brothers Mack Murley of Henderson, Talmadge Murley of Masseyville and George Murley of Texas.
Kermit Wayne "Mike" DeBERRY Kermit Wayne "Mike" DeBerry, 86, died at home on July 16 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born in Henderson on November 11 1927, the son of Clinton Rudolph and Gladys Ruth DeBERRY. In 1946, Mike entered the US Army, and upon completion of his service in 1947, he entered West Tennessee Business College. In 1949 he was hired by the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio (GM&O) Railroad and that was the beginning of a 39 year career with GM&O, Illinois Central and Illinois Gulf Railroads. In 1950, he married Bettye Ann KITCHENS. They had three children: Michael, William "Billy" and Eva "Katy". Mike was an active member of St. Mark's Methodist Church in Tupelo MS where he served as Choir Director for over 30 years. Mike will be remembered for his gentle spirit and great sense of humor. He had a love of music, baseball, old Western movies and spending time outdoors. Mike is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bettye and children, Michael DeBerry and his wife Linda, Bill DeBerry and his wife Barbara, and Katy Kane and her husband General Robert Kane, and grand children Rob, Mike, Heather, Sarah, Matthew and Katelyn plus his brother James R. "Jim" DeBerry (Elynor) and sister in law, Frances Pearson. Funeral services at the Shackelford Funeral Directors Johnson Chapel with a burial service to follow at the Montezuma Methodist Church.
Ira E DEBEZ , age 55 (born Oct. 28, 1895) died at home near Henderson, December 7 1950. He was born at Crump TN and moved to Henderson about twenty-five years ago. He had been in bad health for the last 5 years. He leaves his wife; a daughter Mrs Mary Mercer of Henderson; a brother Irl DeBez of Henderson TN; two sisters, Mrs Clara Smith of Detroit MI and Mrs Warren Bates of St Louis Mo and two grandchildren, Ira Mercer and Clydean Mercer of Henderson. Funeral services at First Baptist Church in Henderson with Rev A L Bishop officiating. Burial in Henderson Cemetery with Morgan Funeral Home in charge. Melitary services conducted by local American Legion and National Guard. Pallbearers were Jim Steed, Gordon Rhodes, Bill Melton, Robert Moss, David Moss and Jack Moss.
Mrs Lucille DeBEZ, 84, died January 16 1991 at the Chester County Nursing Home after a short illness. Services at Leon Johnson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Chester County Memory Gardens. She was a member of the Henderson Church of God. Mrs Bertha Lucille Chandler DeBez born October 5 1906, the widow of Irl DeBez, leaves a daughter, Mrs Ruth Snider of Henderson; a son Wayne DeBez of Dickson; a sister Deacie Chandler of Bolivar; two brothers William Chandler of Silerton TN and Auston Chandler of Illinois, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Polly OWL DECK Polly Owl Deck, 83 died November 22 2015 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born May 22 1932 in Trenton NJ, the daughter of David and Ollie Mae SHOOK OWL. She lived in Trenton NJ and in Cherokee NC. She married Charles DECK October 27 1950. They moved to Vero Beach FL and later Fort Pierce Beach FL. They moved to Finger in 1973, where she still lived. She was a homemaker, raising seven children. She was a member of the Bethel Springs Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where she served as a Deaconess and Church Secretary. She was also a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Mrs Deck is survived by five daughters, Belinda Taylor (Larry) of Finger, Mona Lisa Robertson of Henderson, Ronda Hutcherson (Gerry) of Henderson, Lorina Cagle (Montie) of Finger and Lauren Davidson (Alan) of Finger; a son, Flint Deck of Henderson; grand children, Lonny Taylor, Ashley Schlag, J.R. Rayna, Seneca Blurton, Dakota Deck, Lisa Busby, Clint Hutcherson, Brody Hutcherson, Emily Marin, Ciara Davidson, Christopher Davidson and Hannah Davidson; two sisters, Darlene Caudill of Vero Beach FL and Sylvia Deck of Vero Beach FL and a brother, Frank Owl of Cherokee NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Charles Edward Deck in 1979 and a daughter, Christina Busby. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Johnson Chapel with Pastor Duane O'Ffill and Pastor Bob Wint officiating. Burial in Rocky Knob Cemetery at Finger.
Alvin DEES Alvin Dees, 78, of Lexington, died March 14 2008. He served in US Army in Korea. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel in charge. Burial followed at Cave Springs Cemetery.
James Milton DEES James Dees, 74, retired general foreman for Sanyo Manufacturing Co in Forrest City AR, died of pneumonia Monday, December 6 1999 at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Jackson. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Holly Springs Cemetery. Mr Dees, the husband of Mary Jo SMITH DEES, also leaves four daughters, Joette Chambers of Memphis, Judy Johnson of Cape Coral Fl, Janet Eshinaur of Kansas City MO and Joy Posey of Forrest City AR; a son, James Dees Jr of Olive Branch MS; a sister, Jean Mayfield of Henderson, seven grand children, two great grand children, five step grand children and five step great grand children.
Mary Jo SMITH DEES Mary Jo Dees, age 78 died Tuesday night, August 30 2005 in the emergency room of St Frances Hospital in Memphis. Mrs Dees, a homemaker and the widow of James Milton Dees Sr had lived in Memphis since 2000. They had previously lived in Henderson TN and Forest City AR. She was a member of the Holly Springs United Methodist Church in Chester County. She is survived by a son James Dees Jr of Olive Branch MS; and four daughters; Joette Chambers of Olive Branch MS, Judy Johnson of Cape Coral FL, Janet Eshnaur of Kansas City MO and Joy Posey of Forest City AR. She has nine grand children; and fifteen great grand children. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home with Rev Jake Cooper and Rev Bill Evans officiating. Burial in the Holly Springs Cemetery.
Vincent "Vinnie" DeGAETANO Vincent DeGaetano, 62, of Pinson, died July 22 2008, as the result of a grounds keeping accident at Jones’ Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Pastor Wesley Frazier officiating. Burial followed at Henderson City Cemetery. He was born March 23 1946 in the Bronx NY, and grew up in Long Island NY, the son of Mary RIVIELLO DeGAETANO and the late Vincent DeGaetano. He worked in Florida for several years as an accomplished chef. He married Betty PHILLIPS of Amory MS in 1991, and they had made their home at Pinson the last 10 years. He had worked as a truck deliveryman for Wicks Lumber Company, City Lumber Company and Jenkins Lumber Company. He was currently working in grounds maintenance for Golf Links Management, LLC at Jones Creek Golf Course in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Betty Phillips DeGaetano; his mother, Mary DeGaetano; two children, Michael DeGaetano of New York and Victoria DeGaetano of Iowa; two stepchildren, Russell A. Porter, III of Pinson and Kayley Porter of Henderson; three grand children; a brother, Noel DeGaetano of Utah; and two sisters, Kitty Eynard of North Carolina and Jennie Cavalcante of Florida.
Mishie McCULLOUGH DELANEY Mishie Delaney of Finger, 83 died April 10 2002 at Methodist Healthcare-McNairy Hospital. Mrs Delaney was born November 25 1918 and raised in Madison County AR, daughter of Stillie B. and Rachel HOWERTON McCULLOUGH. She attended school in AR and college in Pasadena CA. She moved to Chester County in 1995. She has made her home with her daughter, Diana since 1996. She was a member of the Wesleyan Bible Church in Oklahoma. She is survived by her daughter, Diana Blair of Finger; two sisters, Margie Black and Gladys Bunch, both of Tulsa OK and three grand children, William Hancock III, Dakota Ann Hancock and Zachary Blair. Graveside service at Lanes Chapel Cemetery in McNairy County.
Charles W DEMING C. W. Deming died April 6 1932 of pneumonia at Bemis TN in Madison County. He was an Oiler at the Bemis Cotton Mill. He was born July 26 1886 in Chester County, the son of M M and Fannie NAYLOR DEMING. He married Susie FREEMAN December 22 1909 in Chester County - he was 22 and she was 16. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mary L Deming. Burial in Hollywood Cemetery in Jackson with Rowsey & Morgan in charge.George DEMING George Deming, age 62 died February 16 1933 at his home west of Henderson. Surviving are his father, M. M. Deming; several brothers and sisters including Mr B. F. Deming of Henderson. Rowsey & Morgan in charge with burial in the Antioch Cemetery. (Death certificate shows age of 55, single, farmer, son of M M Deming and Frances Naylor)
M. M. DEMING Mr M. M. Deming, 89 died Sunday, January 17 1936. He broke his hip about a year ago and his health has declined since that time. Mr Deming was a member of the Church of Christ and was one of two remaining ex-Confederate Soldiers. He is survived by two sons, J M Deming and B F Deming, both of Henderson; three daughters, Mrs Renie Harris, Mrs Nannie Hearn and Mrs Ada Mosley, all of Henderson and a brother, James Deming of Henderson. He was preceded in death by his wife and at least two sons. The funeral was conducted at his home in Henderson with Rev N. B. Hardeman officiating and burial was in Antioch Cemetery where the Masons had charge.
Dr Raymond M. DEMING Dr. Raymond McCoy Deming, 77, retired educator, died Friday morning, September 8 1995 of complications following heart surgery at Jackson Specialty Unit. Services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in Bolivar (TN) Memorial Gardens. He was born April 24 1918, son of James Pruitt and Jewel Exie HENSON DEMING. He was a director of the Chester County Farm Bureau, a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Henderson American Legion, the Chester County Bicentennial Committee, Chester County Historical Society and the Bolivar Rotary Club. He had served two terms as president of the Chester County Teachers Association. He also was past president of Chipola Junior College in Marianna FL. Dr Deming, the husband of Jean ROSS DEMING, also leaves two daughters, Jeannie Deming Fiorino of Chicago and Jamie Deming Hall of Houston TX; a son, Raymond M. Deming Jr of Henderson; a sister, Patty Jean Ross of Memphis; a brother, O'Neal Deming of Henderson and two grand children. (Dr Deming received his Doctorate Degree when I was in the 10th grade. He was my 10th grade history teacher and he also was the girls basketball coach. When school was out he left CCHS to teach at a College. His parents are buried in the Woodville Cemetery)
Willard Odell DEMING Willard Odell Deming born May 30 1917 in Chester County, TN was the son of Jackson Monroe and Leota RICHARDSON DEMING. He attended school in the Deanburg Community of Chester County. He farmed all of his life and worked for the CCC and WPA, helping to build Highway 100, and several state parks. He later worked for Chickasaw State Park until his retirement in 1982. He was married to Mary Lou Woods in 1944 (Mary Lou WOODS DEMING MILLER died 2013). Mr Deming married Kathlyn BENSON in 1990. Kathlyn died in 1999. Mr Deming was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and had attended there all his life. He had fell and broke his hip in March 2009 and been bedridden until his death. He spent the past five weeks in the hospital seriously ill. He lived in Deanburg all his life till he had a stroke in 1984 and couldn’t live alone anymore, but his heart never left Deanburg. He loved his community and cherished all his friends and missed them all when he had to leave. He never forgot anything or anyone. He could tell you the date of all the events in his life and he never met a stranger. Mr Deming died September 17 2009 in Jackson TN at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 18 days. Funeral services at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev Troy Frye and Glen Burse officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel in charge. He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Goff (Orban) of Henderson TN, Sylvia Heard (Larry) of Harrodsburg KY; two sons, Wood Deming (Pam) of Jackson TN, Ron (Sandi) Deming of Dover TN; eight grand children, Gina Henson, Joy Stilen, John Deming, Madison Deming, Bryan Melton, Molly Veazey, Julie Couch, Michelle Broadway; and great grandchildren, Hunter Ross, Mitchell Henson, Katilyn Henson, Lilly Deming, Lucas Deming, Jack Veazey. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Deming was preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas Deming and Woodrow Deming; three sisters, Birdie Melton, Versie Harris and Verna Hayaday.
Dennis DENBOW Dennis Ray Denbow, 72 died January 10 2010 at his home in Henderson. He was born June 1 1937 in Matthews MO the son Raymond and Christine DENBOW. He attended school in Missouri, graduated high school in Sikeston MO. He moved to Chester County in 1969. He worked as a welder for Ken Whitehead and drove a truck for several years. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife, Maddell STANSELL of Henderson; a daughter, Annette Bickings (Charlie) of Henderson; a son, Leroy Denbow of Henderson; ten grand children and fourteen great grand children and a brother, Charles Denbow of Henderson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Kay Stansell, and two grand children.  : Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel with Bro Ken Kitchen and Bro Bobby Bray officiating. Burial in New Friendship Cemetery.
Faye HODGE DENBOW Edna LaFaye "Faye" HODGE DENBOW 70, of Bethel Springs TN died August 23 2006 at her daughter's home in Bethel Springs. Funeral at Casey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Randy Pickens officiating. Burial followed in Center Ridge Cemetery. She was born December 21 1935 and reared in McNairy County, the daughter of William E and Marie FLOWERS HODGE. She attended schools in McNairy County. She married Charles DENBOW in 1951 and they lived in Southeast MO and Elkhart IN for 17 years before moving back to Masseyville. She worked at Morrison's Cafeteria at Freed Hardeman for a few years. She was a member of Mitchell's Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles L Denbow; three sons, Jerry Denbow of Bethel Springs, Steve Denbow (Ann) of Luray TN, and Calvin Denbow (Jan) of Henderson; a daughter, Rita Stack (Wilton) of Bethel Springs; a brother, James Hodge; two sisters, Betty Ford of Elkhart IN and Teresa Debow of South Bend IN; nine grand children and 11 great grand children.
Jerry Wayne DENBOW Jerry W. Denbow, 54, of Bethel Springs, died April 22 2008 at his home. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack while trimming weeds around the edge of the pond, causing him to fall in to the water. A spokesperson for the family said Denbow had not been seen since the previous day and his body was found partially submerged about 7 p.m. April 22. The Chester County Rescue Squad was called to the scene to recover the body. His body was recovered from a private pond off Old Sobby Road Tuesday evening, April 22. Funeral at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Rev Randy Pickens officiating. Burial followed at Center Ridge Cemetery in McNairy County. He was born April 5 1953 in Advance MO and raised in Indiana, the son of Charles Denbow and the late Faye HODGE DENBOW. He attended schools in Chester County. He worked at International Paper, on a riverboat and later in construction in Tennessee and Florida. He had been disabled for several years. He made his home in the Masseyville community of Chester County for the past 15 years. He was a member of Mitchell Chapel Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors and fishing. He is survived by a son, Shay Denbow (Kelly) of Finger; his father, Charles Denbow of Masseyville; two brothers, Calvin Denbow (Jan) and Steve Denbow (Ann); a sister, Rita Stack of Masseyville and two grand children. He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye Hodge Denbow in 2006.
Ruth Roma LONG GRAVES DENTON Ruth Roma Long Graves Denton, 93, died June 25, 2009 at Bethesda Healthcare in Cookeville TN. She was born May 2 1916 in Walnut MS, the daughter of Austen Cannon and Lena ARMOUR LONG. She grew up in Chester County, attended Chester County Schools and received her G.E.D. She married Little Joe GRAVES in 1937 and they made their home in Chester County. She had worked at Salant and Salant, in the cafeteria at Chester County High School and at Chickasaw State Park. She was a member of the Eastern Star and had served in all the offices of the Eastern Star including being Past Worthy Matron. Mr Graves preceded her in death in 1989. She married Charlie DENTON in 1991 and they made their home in Bolivar. She moved to Cookeville in 2002 to make her home with Ronald and Mary Graves. Mr Denton preceded her in death. She was a charter member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and a youth counselor at Trinity for many years. She is survived by two sons, Ronald S Graves (Mary) of Cookeville and Dennis L Graves (Betty) of Henderson; four grand children and two step grand children; and eight great grand children and three step great grand children. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Chaplin David Cooper officiating. Burial in Trinity Cemetery in Henderson.
Joyce DeVARY 67, of Bethel Springs died July 25 2007. Graveside services at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetry in Memphis with Leon Johnson Funeral Home in charge.
Lydia MUSE DICKSON Lydia Muse Dickson, 93 died December 16 2014 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born November 8 1921 in Chester County, the daughter of Robert Taylor and Fannie Lee WEAVER MUSE. She worked at Americana Motel in Jackson. She later was employed by the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in the housekeeping department. She also worked as a cook at the Skylark Restaurant in Henderson. She was a member of the Estes Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Leon Muse of Henderson; two sisters, Shirley Morton of Memphis and Christine Lowery of Kentucky; two grand children, Tammy Bryant and Scotty Muse; two great grand children, Lacy Goff and Hunter Freeman and one great great grand child, Brooklyn Goff. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Azalee Ballard, Willie Sue Richardson, Allene Carnell and Louise Cupples; three brothers, Herman Muse, Edgar Muse and William (Pete) Muse. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Johnson Chapel in charge with burial in the Old Estes Cemetery.
Kathleen McCORKLE DIXON Mrs Kathleen Dixon, 82 died December 29 1990 at Chester County Nursing Home. She was born March 20 1908 at Jacks Creek, the daughter of Robert and Carrie McCORKLE. She married Lloyd DIXON in 1926. She worked at Milam Arsenal during WWII and then worked at Gardner-Hill Drug Store in Henderson, retiring in 1970. She is survived by her husband and a niece, Mrs Mary Gray of Ft Worth TX. Funeral at Leon Johnson & Son with Rev Jack Gray officiating. Burial was in Hamlett (Trice) Cemetery.
Earl Franklin DISMUKE Earl Franklin Dismuke, 75 of Bartlett TN, formerly of Conyers GA, retired car salesman, died of cancer Thursday, October 18 2001 at Springgate Rehab Center. Services at Bartlett Funeral Home Bartlett (TN) Station Chapel with burial in Pisgah Cemetery in Henderson TN. He was a member of Sanford Hills Baptist Church in Conyers GA and a World War II veteran. He leaves a sister, Nancy Osborne of Bartlett TN.
Freddie Joe "Fred" DISMUKE Fred J. Dismuke, 60, grocery stock clerk, died Tuesday, February 22 2000 at Chester County Nursing Home of complications from a stroke. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Trinity Cemetery. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Mr Dismuke, the husband of Joye HUNTER DISMUKE, also leaves a son, Kevin Dismuke of Henderson and two grand children.
Minnie LIGON BROOKS DODD Minnie Ligon Brooks Dodd, 83 (born June 17 1908) retired factory worker, died January 15 1992 at the McNairy County Health Care Center in Selmer. Mrs Dodd, the widow of Bryant Dodd, leaves five sons, Lloyd Dodd of Henderson, Joseph E Brooks of Ramer, Tommy Brooks of Terre Haute IN, James Dodd of Centerville OH and Emmett Dodd of Jackson; a brother, Robert Ligon of Henderson, fifteen grand children and five great grand children. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home with burial in the Chester County Memory Gardens.
Sue GRISSOM OGLESBY DODD Sue GRISSOM OGLESBY DODD, 83, died June 3 2014. She was born October 23 1930, daughter of Elbert and Gladys GRISSOM. She attended Chester County schools graduating in the class of 1948. Sue was a distinguished, award winning realtor in the Memphis area for over 50 years. Active and engaged in the business to the very end, she closed her final two properties a month before she died. A great lover of all holidays and special occasions, over the years She hosted hundreds of breakfasts and dinners and will be remembered for the taste and style with which she entertained. Her door was always open. Modest and self-deprecating, she never sought the spotlight, but took pride in the accomplishments and successes of her friends and family. The light of her compassionate, loving spirit burns bright in all of us who were lucky enough to know her. We grieve her passing, but rejoice in the full, rich, generous life she lived. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Leigh (Greg); sons, Mike Oglesby and Randy Oglesby (Ruth); twin sister, Lou Tignor; brother, Jim Grissom (Wanda); five grand children, Lily Hayes (Josh), Katri Howell (Josh), Oona Oglesby, Rachel Leigh, and Max Leigh and great grand child, Ben Hayes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Gladys GRISSOM; a brother Gene; three sisters, Kathleen, Eunice and Delois. Services at the Wilson Chapel at Christ United Methodist Church, of which she was a member for more than 60 years. She will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery (in Memphis) beside her beloved spouse, Lloyd “Bear” Dodd. Arrangements were handled by Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis.
Carlis DORRIS Mr Carlis Dorris, 72 of Henderson, died November 27 2014 at his daughter's home in Jackson. The husband of Helen BARNES DORRIS, who survives, he was retired as a self employed roofer. He was born January 31 1942 in Bolivar, son of the late Lacy Eugene Dorris and Annie Lee CARMICHAEL DORRIS. He had lived most of his life in this area. His family states that he was a “legend” in gospel music and was gifted with the ability to play various musical instruments, especially the piano. Among his greatest hobbies was fishing and he was a member of Palestine Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, whom he married on June 28 2004, survivors include two daughters, Joy Maynard and her husband, Kirby of Jackson and Brittany Wood and her husband, Jeff of Jackson; a step daughter, Cathy Taylor of Henderson; two sons, Anthony Dorris and his wife, Denise of Memphis and Lee Dorris of Jackson; a step son, Johnny Taylor and his wife, Patty of Henderson; three grand daughters, Amanda Dorris, Amber Dorris and Alyssa Dorris; a step grandson, Charles Taylor; and a great grand son, Levi Hunter Dorris; one great grand child “on the way” in January; His former wife and children’s mother, Frances Dorris. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar in charge and burial in Cave Springs Cemetery in Chester County.
Virginia TUCKER SAGE DORRIS Virginia Tucker Sage Dorris, age 53 died March 23 2015. She was born April 16 1961 in Jackson the daughter of Fred H and Dovie Elizabeth DAVIS TUCKER. She grew up in the Mifflin area, graduated from Chester County High School, Class of 79 and was a member of the Beech Bluff United Methodist Church. She was also a graduate of Memphis State Tech and was employed as a teller with the Bank of Jackson for fifteen years. She was also a student at Jackson State Community College studing for her nursing degree. Virginia enjoyed music, she had a great voice. She made sure she spread her joy and passion of music to her children and she pushed them to use their talent as well. One of her last musical debuts was singing in the choir at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, under the direction of her son, Beau. There was never a day that went by where she was not singing a song, no matter where she was. She went above and beyond to always reach a helping hand to all of those around her. Her friends and family have been blessed to have known her and been a part of her life. Along with her parents, she is survived by her children, Beau Sage and wife Rebecca of Jackson, Skylar Sage and Scarlett Sage, both of Oxford MS; two brothers, Paul Tucker and Michael Tucker, both of Mifflin. A Memorial service at Northside United Methodist Church, with Dr Don Thrasher officiating. Arrington Funeral Directors of Jackson in charge. Her body was cremated. (As per newspaper accounts, She was murdered by an ex-boyfriend at the bank where she worked. He then turned the gun on him self and committed suicide.)
Flora Agnes DOSS Flora Agness DOSS, 94, died February 10 2004 at Baptist Hospital East. She is survived by a daughter Marlene Barnes of Arlington TN; a son Max Doss of Manlius NY; ten grand children and 13 great grand children one of which has not been born and a sister Fannie Mae Smith of Saltillo TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Arvil Doss. Funeral Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn (Enville) Cemetery.
Mrs Dorothy FARRIS DOYLE Dorothy Dean Farris Doyle, age 85 died September 18 2014 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 17 1929 in Winston County AL and reared in Eldridge AL the daughter of George Franklin and Emma Jane NORRIS FARRIS. She went to school at Carbon Hill High School and was Valedictorian of her class graduating in 1946. She went to Freed Hardeman University 1946 until 1948 and Lipscomb University 1949, where she met and married Kelley Bant DOYLE Sr in 1950. They made their home in Henderson and Mr Doyle taught Music and was the chairman of the Music Department at Freed Hardeman University. Mrs Doyle continued her education at Freed Hardeman and completed her degree in Business Administration in 1976. She loved helping everyone and went about doing good. She worked at Freed Hardeman as an Administrative Assistant for both president and the Dean from 1963 until 1968. She was a member of the Pinson Church of Christ. Mrs Doyle is survived by two sons, Kelley B. Doyle Jr. (Lisa) of Henderson and Daniel Farris Doyle (Angie) of Henderson; three daughters, Celia Hunt (Steve) of Henderson, Karen Goff (David) of Henderson and Cereice Morris (Chris) of Mason TN; seven grand children and eight great grand children; three brothers, Frank Farris Jr, Bud Farris (Oveta) and Landon Farris (Barbara) all of AL and two sisters, Mary Hyche and Nella McGraw (Ed) all of AL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelley Bant Doyle Sr in 2002 and two brothers, Jim Farris and Curry Farris. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Don Taylor officiating and burial in Pisgah Cemetery.
Kelley Bant DOYLE Kelley B Doyle, 77 retired professor of music, chairman of the Music Department and director of the Freed Hardeman Chorus at Freed Hardeman University, died February 13 2002 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Services in Old Chapel Hall at Freed Hardeman University with burial in Pisgah Cemetery. Casey Funeral Home in charge. He was a member of Pinson Church of Christ, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Choral Directors Association. Mr Doyle, the husband of Dorothy FARRIS DOYLE, also leaves three daughters, Celia Hunt and Karen Goff, both of Henderson and Cereice Doyle of Memphis; two sons, K. B. Doyle of Marion IL and Daniel Farris Doyle of Henderson, 7 grand children and a great grand child.
Lawrence H DOYLE Funeral services at the Chapel of the Leon Johnson Funeral Home for long time funeral director Lawrence Doyle, 60, who died August 14 2006 at his home after a nine month battle with cancer. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1964, first working at Guinn Brothers Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth for several years before becoming a funeral director at Casey Funeral Home, where he worked until 1983. He then opened Doyle's Office Products and operated a Sears catalog store for 10 years before becoming a funeral director at Leon Johnson Funeral Home, where he worked for the last 14 years. Doyle was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where he also served as a deacon and was chairman of the deacons. Survivors include his wife, Pat GRAVES DOYLE of Henderson; two sons, Bryan Doyle of Madison MS and Christopher Doyle of Henderson; his mother and step father, Maxine and Marlin DARBY of Jackson; a brother, Mike Doyle and wife Patsy of Henderson; and father in law and mother in law, Victor and Naomi GRAVES of Henderson. The Rev Ronnie Geary and Rev Charles Ward officiated and burial followed at Henderson City Cemetery.
Maude Mae CREEL DOYLE Maude Mae Creel Doyle, 98 (born March 24 1901), died January 1 2000 at Chester County Nursing Home of heart failure. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church of Bethel Springs, Adamsville Senior Citizens and Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. Mrs Doyle was preceded in death by her husband, James F. DOYLE; two sons, Frank Doyle and Richard Doyle; one grand child; one great grand child and her parents, James Jackson and Dora Zena CHAPPELL CREEL. She is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Moore of Bartlett; four sons, Raymond Doyle and Cecil Doyle, both of Bethel Springs, Kenneth Doyle of Pocahontas TN and Glenn Doyle of Selmer; twenty three grand children; thirty six great grand children and ten great great grand children. Funeral service at Central Baptist Church in Bethel Springs. Burial in Lanes Chapel Cemetery in Finger. Officiating the service was James Smith. Pallbearers were Steve Harrison, Kenny Gene Doyle, Matthew Moore, David Doyle, Jim Doyle and Tommy Doyle. Honorary Pallbearers were Jermy Doyle and Jed Doyle.
Edna MEDLIN DUCK Mrs Edna Duck died Wednesday, July 2 2014 in Fulton KY. She was born March 23 1922 in Chester County TN, daughter of Sam and Lillie WEAVER MEDLIN. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr Raymond DUCK. Survivors include her son, Rickey (Becky) Duck of Union City TN; her daughter, Frances (Robert) Woods of Hickman KY; her brother, Raymond Medlin of Scotts Hill; her sister, Jewel Kennedy of Parsons; seven grand children; twelve great grand children; and one great great grandchild. Funeral services for Mrs Edna Duck, age 92, were in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro Rickey Duck officiating. Interment followed in Fellowship Cemetery, Scotts Hill TN.
Mary Inez MULLIS DUNCAN Mary Inez Mullis Duncan, 88, died December 14 2009 at Northbrooke Healthcare Center in Jackson. She was born June 12 1921 and raised in the Mifflin community of Chester County, the daughter of Julius Edmond MULLIS and Bessie Inez BURRUSS MULLIS ROUSE. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1938 and attended Draughon’s Business College in Memphis. She was employed by Southern Bell in Memphis in 1940, where she worked as operator and supervisor and then as Office Manager in Miami FL, where she retired in 1980. She married Jim DUNCAN in 1951 and they made their home in Miami until his death in December 1996. Mr Duncan was employed by Pan-American Airlines. After Mr Duncan's death, she moved to the Pinson community of Madison County. Mrs Duncan was a member of the Pinson United Methodist Church. She is survived by two brothers, J.E. Mullis of Jackson and Donald Rouse of Henderson and nieces and nephews, Diane Duncan Bunker (John) of Jacksonville FL, John Michael Duncan (Patsy) of Houston TX, Mike Mullis (Sherri) of Cordova, Thomas Rouse Jr (Gay Lynne) of Hendersonville, Jeff Rouse (Cathy) of Humboldt, Vickie Rouse Scarbrough (Mike) of Pinson, and Lynne Rouse and Donna Rouse Barnes (Anthony), all of Henderson. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy Mullis in 1994, and Thomas Rouse in 2008. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Bro Jimmy Dyer officiating. Burial in Big Springs Cemetery near Pinson (Five Points).
Joe Tyler DUNIVAN Tyler Dunivan, 21 died Friday, June 5 2015. He was born June 26 1993 in Jackson, son of the late Keith DUNIVAN and Lisa BROCK DUNIVAN KING. He was attending the College of Applied Technology in Lexington, studying Machine Tool Technology and was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church in Chester County. He was an employee at Taco Bell in Henderson. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Dunivan in 2011. Survivors include his mother Lisa BROCK DUNIVAN KING (Jerry),step brothers; Lane Wise (Jenny) and Adam Wise (Ashlee) (step brothers belong to Jerry King’s first wife - Beverly Dianne Davis Wise King.); grand parents, Mary Brock Autry, Robert Brock (Judy), Joe V. Dunivan (Mary), June Whitaker and Lloyd King (Lee Nell); nine aunts and uncles, Theresa Gateley (Arthur), Jill Belew, Jennifer Richmond (Joel), Jerita Phelps(Glennie), Pam Parker, Tim Wood, Angel Melton, Destiny Whitaker and John Whitaker. Funeral service for Tyler Dunivan in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Henderson County.
Nell SEELEY MALONE DUNN Nell Seeley Malone Dunn, age 90, died Friday morning, August 29 2014 at the Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs Dunn was born June 20 1924 and reared in Chester County, the daughter of Arthur Hall and Ellen DAVIS SEELEY. She attended schools in Chester County and in 1939 married Howard MALONE and was later married to Jake L. DUNN. She made her home around Henderson all her life and was employed by Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Jackson for fifteen years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Henderson and a member of the Big Springs United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters; Doris Hearn of Henderson and Peggy Jackson of Huron, three sons; Shannon Malone and wife Chris of Prescott AZ, Doug Malone and wife Renee of Henderson and Danny Dunn of Henderson. She was preceded in death by a son Gary Malone in 2011. She has six grandchildren; Phillip Malone, Craig Malone, Michelle Hearn, Tammy Bailey, Brian Malone, Jeremy Malone and was preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Hearn. She also has 10 great grand children. Mrs Dunn was preceded in death by two sisters; Ruby Weir and Gladys Patterson and by four brothers; Bill Seeley, Benton Seeley, Ed Seeley, and Robert Seeley. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Casey Chapel with Chris Warren officiating. Burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Sharlotte BUSBY DURRANCE Sharlotte Busby Durrance, 44 of Henderson, died January 4 2010 at Regional Hospital in Jackson. She was born December 9 1965 in Elmhurst IL and grew up in Chester County, the daughter of Kaye JONES BUSBY and the late Wilbur BUSBY. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1984 and attended West Tennessee Business School. She married Donnie DURRANCE in 1991. They lived in several places while Donnie worked for TVA. They made their home in Bethel Springs since 2006. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Durrance of Bethel Springs; two sons, Jeremy Durrance and Chad Durrance, both of Adamsville; her mother, Kaye Jones Busby of Henderson; a grand child, Cameron Durrance; two brothers, John Wayne Busby of Henderson and Ray Busby of Lexington; and a sister, Sharlene Yopp of Henderson. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Busby, and a brother, Tommy Busby in 2002. Funeral service at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson, Casey Chapel with Michele Whitt-White officiating. Burial in Chester County Memory Gardens.
Zelda Faye ROLAND DYE Zelda Faye Roland Dye died March 4 2014 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born November 26 1944 in the Laurel Hill Community of Chester County, the daughter of Everett W and Nora M THOMAS ROLAND. She attended Phillips School and Chester County High School and married Wendell A DYE in 1975. They continued to make their home in the Laurel Hill Community. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker. Mrs Dye is survived by her husband, Wendell Austin Dye of Henderson; a daughter, Crystal Faye (John) Brewer of Henderson; a son, Darrel (Katrina) Roland of Gleason TN; a step daughter, Lee Bastoe of West Monroe LA; eight grand children, Danielle Faye and Carlie Jo Brewer, Jon Roland, Jon Riley, Wilson Ross and Colby Ross, Michael Dye and Christy Bastoe and one great grand child and a sister, Sue Ellen Moore of Washington IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, David Dye in 1983; two brothers, Casey Roland and an infant brother and a sister, Ruth Helen Moore. Funeral services at Shackelford Funeral Directors Casey Chapel with Bro Ronnie Geary officiating and burial followed in Cave Springs Cemetery.
Claude E DYER Claude Elbert Dyer, 77, salesman for Midwest Dairy in Jackson, died Tuesday, May 20 2003 at West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Mifflin Cemetery. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Mifflin Baptist Church and Mifflin Ruritan Club. Mr Dyer, the husband of Eula Etta CHAPMAN BARFIELD DYER, also leaves three daughters, Brenda Kellow and Lorna C. Howell, both of Lebanon TN and Glenda Adkins of Jackson; a son, Mike Dyer of Jackson; a step daughter, Linda Mandrell of Murfreesboro; two step sons, Lewis Barfield of Huntsville AL and J. P. Barfield of Nashville; a brother, Edwin Dyer of Mifflin, seven grand children and six great grand children.
Deborah J "Debbie" ANDERSON DYER Debbie Anderson Dyer, 47 of Jacks Creek, teacher for West Chester Elementary School and homemaker, died August 29 2000 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a heart attack. Funeral at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Johnsons Crossroads Cemetery near Jacks Creek. She was a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs Dyer, the wife of Rev Jimmy DYER, also leaves a daughter, Kristy Dyer and her parents, Nona Jean HOPPER ANDERSON and Joe Robert Anderson, all of Jacks Creek.
Eula Etta BARFIELD DYER Etta Barfield Dyer, 82 retired cafeteria manager for Tigrett Junior High, died Monday in Murfreesboro. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Mifflin Cemetery. She was a member of Mifflin Baptist Church. Mrs Dyer, the widow of Samuel A. BARFIELD and Claude E DYER, leaves a daughter, Linda Mandrell of Murfreesboro; two sons, Louis Barfield of Huntsville AL and J. P. Barfield of Nashville; three step daughters, Brenda Kellow and Lorna C. Howell, both of Lebanon and Glenda Atkins of Jackson; a step son, Mike Dyer of Jackson; two sisters, Dorothy Bates of Russellville AR and Marie Martin of Dallas, four grand children and seven step grand children.
E. Leamon DYER Leamon Dyer, 84 retired painter and construction worker, died Thursday, May 23 2002 at his home at Luray TN. Services at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Mt Pleasant Cemetery. He was a member of Mifflin Baptist Church. Mr Dyer, the husband of Inez HAMPTON DYER, also leaves a son, Van Dyer of Henderson; a stepdaughter, Coleen Justiss of Horn Lake MS; a sister, Gertrude Sheffield of Henderson and two grand children.