Joseph Wesley Cain
BRUCETON: Graveside services for Joseph Wesley Cain,
94, were at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30 at Eastview
Cemetery. Mr. Cain died Friday, September 28 at Lifecare
Center in Bruceton.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home was in charge of the
Rev. James Harold Grissom
GLEASON: Services for Rev. James Harold Grissom, 83,
were Saturday, September 22 at 2:00 p.m. at Beech Springs
Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Isbell, Bob Copeland
and Tony Terrell officiating. Burial was in Hopewell
Rev. Grissom, a retired minister and postal employee, died
Wednesday, September 19 at Jackson-Madison County General
Hospital of heart failure.
He was born November 24, 1917 in Gleason to the late
Robert and Henrietta Stallcup Grissom. He was a member of
Beech Springs Baptist Church and Gleason Masonic Lodge
Survivors include a son, Robert H. Grissom of Henderson; a
daughter, Janice Windle of Midlothian and six
Gallimore Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
CEDAR GROVE: Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy
McKnight, 71, were at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, September 30 at
Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Randy Carter and
Rev. Jackie Wilkerson officiating. Burial was in the
Oakwood Cemetery in Milan.
Mrs. McKnight, a homemaker, died Friday, September 28 at
the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of heart
She was born in Alco, Louisiana, October 27, 1929,
daughter of the late Dave and Leodie Dowden Hillman, but
had lived in Cedar Grove for the past six years. She
attended the Northside Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. McKnight, Sr.;
four sons, Charles Salles of Trenton, Hank Beschoner of
Leesville, Louisiana and Robert W. McKnight, Jr. and Marty
McKnight, both of Cedar Grove; a brother, Ray Hillman of
Hutton, Louisiana; two sisters, Mary Wallett and Florence
Johnson, both of Hutton, Louisiana; thirteen grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Cecil M. Jarrett, Sr.
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Cecil M. Jarrett, Sr., were
at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 30 at Bodkin Funeral Home
with burial in the Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mr. Jarrett, a retired truck driver for Pierce Packaging
Co., died Thursday, September 27 at Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital. He was a U. S. Army Veteran.
Survivors include a son, Cecil Jarrett, Jr. of Cedar
Grove; a daughter, Brandie Jarrett of Trezevant; a
brother, James Jarrett of Cedar Grove; and three sisters,
Dottie Anderson of Jackson, Beverly Hart of Cedar Grove,
and Brenda Carpenter of Springville; and one grandchild.
Chester "Junior" Bullington
MILAN: Services for Mr. Chester "Junior" Bullington,
76, a retired Lieutenant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol
were Friday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Bodkin Funeral
Home. Burial was in the Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Bullington died Tuesday, September 25 at his
He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was
also a member of the George Cantrell Sunday School class.
He was a member of the Milan Lions Club, U. S. Coast Guard
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4780. He was a veteran
of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Allen Bullington; a
daughter, June Bullington Jones of Milan; three
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the local American Cancer Society
or the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Addie Mai Butler Pearson
HUNTINGDON: Mrs. Addie Mai Butler Pearson, 81, died
Saturday, September 29 at the Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on
Wednesday, October 3 at the St. Paul's Baptist Church with
Reverend Charles Copeland officiating. Interment will
follow in the church cemetery on Thursday morning.
Mrs. Pearson, the daughter of the late Earlie and Lubie
Bledsoe Butler, was born March 11, 1920 in Carroll County.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Owens, a
brother, C. S. Butler, and two sisters, Madeline Waller
and Pharisee Butler.
She is survived by her husband, Cleotis "Poker" Pearson;
four daughter, Sherry Pearson of Huntingdon; Linda Johnson
of Detroit, Michigan, Ruth Reynolds and Oran Dean Hopper,
both of Cincinnati, Ohio; one son, Roy Chester Owens of
Wichita, Kansas; one sister, Odessa Abbage of Huntingdon;
two brothers, Hugh Butler of Huntingdon and Jethro Butler
of Wildersville; 16 grandchildren and 14
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lucille Floyd Sampson
MCKENZIE: Mrs. Lucille Floyd Sampson, 81, died
Saturday, September 29 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, October 1 in
the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Vance Rushing
officiating. Interment followed in New Crossroads
Mrs. Sampson was born January 3, 1920 to the late Linlie
and Ether Webb Taylor. She was a homemaker and a member of
New Bethel Church in McKenzie. Mary Louise Arnold, Imey
Jewel Griffin, Billy Joe Floyd and Larry Eugene Pate
preceded her in death.
Surviving are five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Chad V. Crabtree
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Mr. Chad V. Crabtree, 30,
were at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29 in the Bodkin
Funeral Home in Milan with Rev. Jackie Wilkerson and Rev.
Randy Carter officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood
Cemetery in Milan.
Mr. Crabtree, co-owner of West Tennessee Auto Glass, died
Wednesday, September 26 at the University of Alabama
Hospital in Birmingham of heart failure.
He was born in Pierre, South Dakota, November 10, 1970,
but had lived in the Milan area for the past nine years.
He attended the Northside Assembly of God Church and was a
member of the National Glass Association.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon McKnight Crabtree; two
sons, Chase Taylor Crabtree and Chance Duane Crabtree,
both of Cedar Grove; his parents, Ken and Cinda Crabtree
of Arlington, South Dakota; a brother, Casey Jon Crabtree
of Arlington, South Dakota; a sister, Candace M. Crabtree
of Sowell, New Jersey and his grandparents, Edith Garrett
and Carol and Dick Todd, all of Pierre, South Dakota.
The family requests memorials be directed to the Farm
Bureau Ag in the Classroom Program.
J. D. Fowler
ATWOOD: Services for Mr. J. D. Fowler, 85, were at
2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 27 at the First Assembly of
God Church in Milan with Rev. Bill Lickliter, Rev. Thomas
Barber and Rev. Wayne Holmes officiating. Burial was in
the Hickory Flat Cemetery near Cedar Grove. Bodkin Funeral
Home of Milan was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Fowler, a retired employee of the Milan Army
Ammunition Plant, died Monday at the Methodist Hospital in
McKenzie of complications from a stroke.
He was born in Gibson County July 11, 1916, the son of the
late Dewitt and Clara Z. Watson Fowler, but had lived in
Atwood most of his life. He was a member of the First
Assembly of God Church in Milan. He was a U. S. Army
veteran of World War II.
His wife, Ianthus Brinkley Fowler, preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Williams of San Jose,
California; a brother, Gordon Fowler of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a
sister, Clara Piercey of Jackson; and two grandsons.
The family requests memorials be made to the First
Assembly of God Church in Milan or Christ Chapel Church in
Fred V. Kelly
HUNTINGDON: Mr. Fred V. Kelly, 87, died Saturday,
September 29 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday, October 1 at
Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Kelly was born October 27, 1913 to the late Jake and
Emmy Edwards Kelly in Carroll County. He was a retired
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
PARIS: Richard Sanders, a former high school teacher
with the McKenzie Special School District, died Tuesday
morning, October 2 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press-time.
McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris is in charge of the
Linda R. Reynolds
GLEASON: Services for Linda R. Reynolds, 53, were at
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2 at Gallimore Funeral Home
with burial in Sunset Cemetery.
Mrs. Reynolds, a homemaker, died Sunday, September 30 at
her home of cancer.
She was a member of Faith Independent Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Quartermous of
Milan; a son, James David Reynolds of Rutherford; three
sisters, Betty Stout of Gleason, Wanda Gail Stafford of
Bells and Vickie Darlene Evans of Paris; three brothers,
Paul Evans of Bells, Carl E. Evans, Jr. of Dresden and
James R. Evans of Obion; two half-brothers, Jim Humphreys
of Hornbeak and Buddy Humphreys of Tiptonville.
Kimberly Brewer (Jones)
MCKENZIE: Services for Kimberly Brewer (Jones), 37,
will be held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 3 at
Gallimore Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Auvenshine
officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Ms.
Jones, a homemaker, died Wednesday, September 26 at
McKenzie Methodist Hospital of heart failure.
She was born June 12, 1964 in Union City to the late
Jessie L. Brewer and Rebecca L. Williams Brewer.
Survivors include her companion, Billy Jones; a daughter,
Amanda Jones of McKenzie; a brother, Mike Brewer of
Sharon; three sisters, Pat Boone of Dresden, Lynn Brewer
of McKenzie and Judy Jones of Jackson.
Milburn Lee "Bill" Allen
BRUCETON: Services for Milburn Lee "Bill" Allen, 74,
were at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 2 at Bruceton Funeral
Home. Burial was in the Benton County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Allen, a retired fork lift operator for H.I.S., died
Sunday, September 30 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in
Huntingdon. He was a World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Lunner W. Allen; a
stepdaughter, Judy Prince of Big Sandy; a son, Michael R.
Allen of Bruceton; a stepson, Jame L. Waters of Nashville;
a sister, Minnie Lee Cooper of Hollow Rock; three
brothers, Leslie Allen and Dwayne Allen of Hollow Rock and
William E. Allen of New Johnsonville; and three