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Obituaries for the week of July 15, 2014
7/16/2014 9:42:28 AM
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7/16/2014 9:56:06 AM







Wendell Inaudia Reed, 96 years, 9 months of Gleason, Tenn., died on July 3, 2014.

Services were at First Baptist Church, Gleason, on July 5, 2014 at 2:00. Bro. Kenny Carr of Long Heights Baptist Church, McKenzie, officiated the service and was assisted by Bro. Keith Sumner, First Baptist Church, Gleason, and Bro. Gary Stafford, Interim Minister of Education, Second Baptist Church, Union City.

Burial followed in Everett's Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie. The pallbearers were Roger Reed, Richie Reed, John Robert Reed, Alan Reed, Donald Dugger, and Pert Pritchett.

Mr. Reed was born to William Inaudia and Annie Reed on October 30, 1917 in McKenzie. He lived most of his life in Gleason, but served his country briefly in Washington, D.C., there he met and married Florence Etta Barrett from Burgess, Virginia. They were married 68 years. She preceded him in death one and a half years ago, and he has resided in the Union City Manor in Union City since then. He had one brother, Rondell Reed, who preceded him in death.

He graduated from Gleason High School in 1935, Bethel College in 1941 with a B.S., Peabody College for Teachers with a M.A. in 1950. He taught Biology, Chemistry, and Gen. Science for 42 years at Gleason High School. He also served as the girls' basketball coach for several years.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Gleason, TN and taught Sunday School for many years. He loved the Bethel College Girls' Basketball team, Tennessee Lady Vols' Basketball team, and the St. Louis Cardinals. After he retired he became an avid fisherman, squirrel/quail hunter, and enjoyed gardening and raising cattle.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Reed Segraves, a son-in-law, Melton LeRoy Segraves, Union City, and two grandchildren, Chad Alan Segraves (wife, Leslie) of Chattanooga, and Carrie-Ann Segraves Hogan (husband, Clay) of Memphis. He was proud of his four surviving great-grandchildren, Ivy Collier Hogan, David Clay Hogan, Joeli Rae Segraves, Eden Samuel Segraves, and Joy Neal Segraves who preceded him in death.

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Mr. Dwight Carter, 67, of Camden, Tennessee died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Dilday – Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery. Brother Bryan Oakes and Brother Scott Carter officiated the services.

Mr. Carter was born November 19, 1946 in Carroll County, Tennessee, to the late Gerald and Frances Rich Carter. He was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a Vietnam Veteran. He was retired from the Wagner Construction Company where he was a construction supervisor. Mr. Carter was also a draftsman by trade. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald David “Buddy” Carter, and three granddaughters, Hope, Hannah and Hallie Ackerman.

He is survived by: his wife of 44 years, Diane Bannister Carter; a son, Courtney Carter, of Knoxville, Tennessee; a daughter, Holly (husband Jason) Carter Ackerman of Forsyth, Montana; a sister, Janice Carter Chandler of Camden, Tennessee; and a brother, Ronnie (wife Faye) Carter, of Huntingdon, Tennessee. He also leaves three grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden, and Hadley Ackerman, and a host of relatives and friends.

Pallbearers who served were Glendon Rich, Billy Mac Rich, Terry Rich, Joe David Rich, David Carter, and Jason Hicks. Dilday – Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” Hamlin, 49, of Henry, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. Funeral services were at Paris Convention Center on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Henry.

Jeff married on May 5, 1990 to Kathleen Bell Hamlin, who survives. He worked over 25 years at the Paris Fire Department and was the Assistant Fire Chief. He was also the owner and operator of Hamlin Construction for over 20 years. Jeff enjoyed golf, fishing, rabbit and turkey hunting. He was born December 26, 1964 in Paris, TN to Lee Roy and Linda Sue Ford Hamlin, of Henry. Jeff was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Trey Hamlin, October 29, 1992.

Besides his wife and parents, Jeff is also survived by: one daughter, Katelyn Hamlin of Henry; one son, Ryan (Mandy) Hamlin of Paris; one brother, Kevin Hamlin of Paris; two grandchildren; a niece; in-laws, Jerry (Carol) Bell, Sr. of Paris; and many other extended family and friends.

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Jimmie Foxx Coleman, 80, died Thursday, July 10 at his residence. Funeral services were Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Reverend Bobby Conley officiating. Burial followed at Enon Cemetery.

Mr. Coleman, a retiree from State of Tennessee Highway Dept. Engineer Office, was born on August 14, 1933 in McKenzie to the late Grady and Mary Morgan Coleman. He was a member of Huntingdon Eastview Baptist Church and a member of McKenzie Caledonia Lodge 96. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Geneva McDonald and two brothers, William Coleman and Johnny Coleman.

Survivors include: his wife of fifty-one years, Sue Sampson Coleman of McKenzie; daughter, Kim (Toney) Wiggins of Blountsville, AL; two sons, Phillip Coleman of McKenzie and Doug (Tabitha) Coleman of Huntingdon; three sisters, Lottye (James) Choate of McKenzie, Rebecca Rauchle of Union City, and Floy (Everett) Teague of Rosemont, TN; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


1933 - 2014

Jerrell Clayton Newbill 80, of Trezevant, Tennessee passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Milan General Hospital.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Union Academy Cemetery. Bro. Darrell Ridgely officiated the service.
Mr. Newbill was born September 28, 1933 in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late Joe and Vivian (Hall) Newbill. He was a retired carpenter for AMP
Construction, a member of the Trezevant Church of Christ, and he served in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by two daughters, Sherry Newbill Dycus (husband Terry) of Huntingdon and JoKaren Newbill of Linden; one son, Jerry Newbill of
Trezevant; two step sons, Michael Moore of Huntingdon, and Barry Moore (wife Jennifer) of Clarksburg; one sister, Carolyn Newbill of Huntingdon;
two brothers, Giles Newbill (wife Mable) and Terry Newbill both of Huntingdon, and a very special friend, Jessie Flowers of Linden. He also
leaves five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.



Jonathan Halbert Clark, 32, of Cedar Grove, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in
the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery in Yuma. Pastor Gene Shields officiated the service.
Mr. Clark was born April 2, 1982 in Huntingdon. He worked for Carlisle Tire and was a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Heavenly Gwen Clark; his parents, Halbert and Teresa Clark; one daughter, Jayla Clark; one son, Jakobe Clark, all of Cedar Grove; two sisters, Christy Thomas (husband Aloysius) of Lexington, and April Clark of Cedar Grove; and his maternal grandmother, Virgie Mae Phelps of Yuma.


Tommy Lewis Barker, 75, of Huntingdon, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 from a tractor accident at his home. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral home. Burial followed in the Union Academy Cemetery with Bro. Kenneth Massey and Bro, Lyn Stapleton officiating the service.
Mr. Barker was born September 10, 1938 in Carroll County to the late Jeff Blanks Barker and Cecile May (Newbill) Barker. He had served in the Army and was a retired Foreman for the Milan Arsenal .He was also preceded in death by one brother, Mack Barker.
He is survived by: his wife of 53 years, Dorothy (Hicks) Barker; one daughter, Sonya (Scott) Davis of Murfreesboro; one son, Bret (Deanna) Barker of Millington; three sisters, Delois Smothers and Jane (Bill) Hollowell, both of Buena Vista, and Nancy Roberts of Milan; two brothers, Jimmy (Judy) Barker and Bud Barker, both of Huntingdon. He also leaves six grandchildren.



Crystal Omega Britton, 84, of Bruceton, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in the chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Troy Redman officiating. Burial followed at New Prospect Cemetery near Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Britton was born May 6, 1930 in Carroll County to the late Hobert Clyde Butler and Media Elizda Rhodes Butler. She was a retired seamstress for H.I.S. Co. and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Britton; one son, William Dale Hammett; two sisters, Maxine Cupples and Edwina Price; and two brothers, Olan Butler and Loren C. Butler.

She is survived by: two daughters, Norma Dean Sanders of Bruceton, and Mildred Sue Pardue, of Atwood; one son, James Ronald Hammett of Edinburg, TX; two sisters, Arabia Drinkard of Camden, and Rue-Thell Bryant of Dyersburg; one brother, Billy Gene Butler of Buena Vista; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.



John Wesley Lange, 52, of Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at his home. Funeral services are Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sellers Hill Cemetery. Bro. Tim Rogers will officiate the service. The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Lange was born March 8, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois and was a truck driver for Central Transport. He was preceded in death by his son, John “Wes” Wesley Lange II, his father, Robert Lange, and one brother, Frank Lange.

He is survived by: one son, Matt (Ashton) Lange of Columbus, Mississippi; significant other, Betty Jo Sullivan of Huntingdon; his mother, Roberta Lange of Westport; three sisters, Barbara Winberry of Cedar Grove, Peggy Harder and Jenny Lange, both of Huntingdon; Betty Jo’s children, Brittany (Jeremy) Fowler, Chris Baker, and Jonathan Sullivan, all of Atwood. He also leaves two grandchildren.



Ruby Mae Kirby, 88, of Paducah, Kentucky, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Memorial graveside funeral services are Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the New Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Kirby was born April 21, 1926, in Madison County, Tennessee, to the late Bernard and Sarah (Pyles) Babb. She was a retired audit clerk for Sears Roebuck and a member of the First Baptist Church in Paducah. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Michael Kirby; an infant daughter, Freida Dianne Kirby; two sisters, Annie Pearl Elder, Ruth Haskins; and two brothers, L. B. Babb and Earl Babb.

She is survived by: her husband, Lonnie Fred Kirby; a son, Donald Ray (Debbie) Kirby, of Paducah, KY; and three grandchildren.



Margaret Elizabeth Campbell was born Oct. 18, 1912 at Keechi, near Chickasha, Okla., the daughter of Sam R. Estes and Grace Barefoot Estes. She died July 8, 2014 at Colonial Springs Healthcare Center in Buffalo, Missouri at the age of 101.

A memorial service was held July 12 at Grace Community United Methodist Church in Buffalo, with her nephew, the Rev. George R. Estes, of Memphis, Tenn., officiating. A burial service was July 11 at Maple Wood Cemetery in Harrision, Ark.

She graduated from high school in Rocky, Okla. in 1930 and attended Southwest Oklahoma Teachers College in Weatherford before taking her first teaching position in East St. Louis, Ill. She later attended the Texas State College for Women. 

Margaret was united in marriage with Thomas H. Campbell on June 20, 1935 in Ralls, Tex. Thomas was a widower with a five-year-old daughter, Jo Nell. This union produced three children, Sam, Tom and Paul. 

In 1944 Thomas accepted the position of dean of the Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary in McKenzie, and he also was briefly dean of Bethel College on the same campus. He later was president of the seminary. In 1945 Margaret earned her four-year degree at Bethel.

Margaret taught English at Bethel College and later the fourth grade at McKenzie Elementary. Following that she taught high school English and fifth grade and seventh grade in the Atwood school district for nine years.

In 1964 the seminary was moved to Memphis and renamed the Memphis Theological Seminary. Margaret was thinking of taking a year off from teaching, but received a call from an official of the Memphis School District asking her to teach special education, something she had never done. She accepted the challenge while at the same time taking 18 hours of special education courses at the University of Memphis. She ultimately taught special education for nine years.

When Thomas retired from the seminary in 1973, Margaret also retired from teaching, and they moved to Harrison, Ark. where Thomas was pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Following Thomas’ death in 1989, Margaret remained in Harrison, then moved to Platte City, Missouri in 1993. She moved to Buffalo, Missouri in 2004.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Campbell; their daughter, Jo Nell Reynolds; her brother, Loyce Estes; and their grandson, Terry Reynolds.

Survivors include three sons: Samuel H. Campbell, and Helen, of Rocky Mount, Va.; Thomas D. Campbell and Linda, of Calico Rock, Ark.; and Paul D. Campbell and Rebecca, of Buffalo, Missouri;

Her siblings: sister Malnor Arthur, of Borger, Tex.; brother Sam Estes Jr., of Lubbock, Tex.; brother David Estes and Maxine, of Flemington, Missouri; sister Olive Boston, of Fort Worth, Tex.; and brother Clay Estes and Jeanne, of Marshall, Tex.;

Grandchildren: Jim Reynolds, of Raymore, Missouri; Tom Reynolds, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Don Reynolds, of Odessa, Missouri; David Campbell and Kate Perry, of Rocky Mount, Va.; Kelly Shanton, of Knoxville; Kim Byars, of Memphis; Kristen Bush, of Memphis; Justin Campbell, of Ballwin, Missouri; Ruth Bremer, of Dillon, Colo.; and Jeffrey Campbell, of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Eighteen great grandchildren and six great, great grandchildren.

Cantlon Otterness Funeral Home, Buffalo, assisted in the service.

Donations can be to Thomas H. and Margaret E. Campbell Edowment Fund for scholarships for Cumberland Presbyterian seminary students at the Memphis Theological Seminary, 168 East Parkway South, Memphis, TN 38104.



MCKENZIE, Tenn. - Services for Evia Vernelle “Nell” Harper, 88, are Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in McKenzie with Brother Fred Morris and Brother Gary Greer officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church.  Mrs. Harper, a retired forelady supervisor at Gaines Manufacturing Company, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at McKenzie Healthcare Center.  

She was born on January 7, 1926 in McKenzie near Pea Ridge to Ivy Randolph and Evia Louneattie Mann Bunn. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, a member of the Harmony Sunday School Class, life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a Relay For Life supporter, and a baker of cakes for the last 10 years used for benefits and for her customers.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 50 years, Alfred Harper, who died in 1997, a sister, Mae Bunn Cobb, and a brother, Doyle Bunn. 

Survivors include a son, James Lonnie Harper of McKenzie, two grandsons, and a brother, Jamie Bunn of Camden, TN. 

The family has asked to please consider memorial can be made to Grace Baptist Church or Carroll North Relay for Life.

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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