MCKENZIE: Services for Detroy Allen, 77, were at
2:00 p.m., Monday, September 27 at Caledonia Missionary
Baptist Church with Bros. Jimmy Stewart, Marshall Gurley
and Robert Simmons officiating. Burial was in Caledonia
Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Allen, retired carpenter for Milan Army Ammunition
Plant, died Saturday, September 25 at McKenzie Regional
He was born May 16, 1927 in McKenzie to the late Onie
Pickler Allen and Connie Allen. He was a member of the
Tennessee Army National Guard and a member of Caledonia
Missionary Baptist Church where he served as deacon.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Campbell Allen, a
daughter Debbie LaVergne of Corpus Christie, Texas; a
son, Jimmy Allen of Huntingdon; a sister, Peggy
Winchester of McKenzie; a brother, Charles Allen of
McKenzie; four grandchildren, Brad Davis, Kim Borneman,
Jacob Allen and Jordan Allen and three
great-grandchildren, Kelsey Borneman, Alex Davis and
TREZEVANT: Graveside services for Kathleen Blanks,
101, were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26 at
Trezevant Cemetery with Bro. Lewis Blackketter
officiating. Brummitt Funeral Home of Trezevant was in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Blanks, a retired teacher, died Saturday, September
25 at the Milan Hospital.
She was born April 15, 1903 in Bradford to the late Kate
P. Johnston Lett and H.L. Lett.
Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Barbara J.
Blanks of Milan and Elizabeth Blanks of Bartlett; seven
grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and six
She was preceded in death by her husband James Jefferson
Vivian Lee Curtis Burrow
MCKENZIE: Services for Vivian Lee Curtis Burrow, 53,
were held on Tuesday, September 28 at Mount Olivet
Missionary Baptist Church in McKenzie with the Rev. Carl
Whitfield, her brother-in-law, officiating. Burial was
in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie.
Mrs. Burrow died Thursday, September 23 at Baptist
Memorial Hospital from complications from a stroke. She
was a McKenzie High School graduate and worked as a
fingerprinting technician for the FBI in Washington,
D.C. She was a member of Mount Olivet Missionary Baptist
She was born September 9, 1951 in McKenzie to the late
Albert and Bennie Horton Curtis.
Survivors include her husband, George Burrow; four sons,
Tristan Burrow, Tony Burrow, and Daniel Willis, all of
McKenzie and Terrance Burrow of Austin, Texas; four
sisters, Alberta Tharpe of Paris, Connie Allen and
Gertrude Milton, both of McKenzie and Carol Whitfield of
Bowling Green and six grandchildren.
Joseph H. Daniel
MURFREESBORO: Services for Joseph H. Daniel, 80,
were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, in the
Chase Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the
Christian Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Daniel died Tuesday, September 21. A native of
Bells, he was the son of the late Walter Whitfield and
Minnie Sue Hill Daniel. He was a World War II veteran,
having served in the Army Air Corps. He was a retired
farm machinery executive with J.I. Case and Kubota
Tractor Company as their branch manager. He was a member
of the North Blvd. Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Alene
Daniel; one son, Senior Judge J.S. “Steve” Daniel of
Murfreesboro; a foster daughter, Sandra Cox of Detroit,
Michigan; three brothers, Walter Daniel of Marlon,
Arkansas, Edward Daniel of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and
William Daniel of Bluefield, Virginia; one granddaughter
and one foster granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Odyssey Health Care, 444
Metroplex Drive, Nashville, Tennessee.
STATONVILLE: Services for James Killingsworth, 78,
formerly of Gleason were at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday,
September 22 at Shackelford Chapel in Adamsville. Burial
was in the Mt. Vinson Cemetery in Statonville.
Mr. Killingsworth, a retired machinist at Brown Shoe
Company, died on Saturday, September 18 at Teche
Regional Medical Center. He was a member of Meek’s Grove
Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Killingsworth
of Gleason and Denise Rogers of Vina, Alabama; two sons,
Johnny Killingsworth of Centerville, Louisiana and Harry
Killingsworth of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Ruby McDaniel
of Union City; two half-sisters, Bonnie Barnes of
Adamsville and Melba Helton of Statonville; a
half-brother, Richard Horton of Corinth, Mississippi;
nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy N. Welch
MCKENZIE: Services for Dorothy N. Welch, 83, were at
2:00 p.m., Friday, September 24 at Union Academy Baptist
Church with the Revs. Jim Reynolds, Ted Duffey and Gary
Burke officiating. Burial was in Union Academy Cemetery.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Welch, retired employee of Wilker Brothers pajama
factor, died on Tuesday, September 21 at her residence.
She was born August 9, 1921 in McKenzie to the late Ella
Barker Coleman and Earl Coleman.
Survivors include a son, Phillip (Peggy) Welch of
McKenzie; two daughters, Joan Welch of McKenzie and
Kathryn Smith of Ft. Worth, Texas; a sister, Brooksie
McLendon of Lucedale, Mississippi; four grandchildren,
Beverly (Mike) Walker, Angela (John) Hartz, Steven
(Renee) Welch and Stacy (Jess) Shackelford; seven
great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hartz, Nikki Hartz,
Christopher Hartz, Meagan Walker, Ethan Walker, Presley
Shackelford and Kyle Welch and one
great-great-grandchild, Braden Pounds.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Welch;
a daughter, Marilyn Welch; a brother, Ralph Coleman and
a sister, Evelyn Baumgardner.
Justin Kenneth Eskew
HUNTINGDON: Services for Justin Kenneth Eskew, 60,
were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 24 in the
Chase Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Taylor and Bro.
Hugo Sellers officiating. Interment followed in the
Mr. Eskew died Wednesday, September 22 at his home.
He was born December 3, 1943 in Carroll County to the
late George Everett and Pearlie Florence Wiles Eskew. He
was an auto body repairman and a member of the Christian
Chapel Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Walker of
Knoxville and Cheryl McAlexander of Huntingdon; five
sisters, Mildred Walls of Knoxville, Joyce Crider of
Millington, and Virgie McMinn, Jewell Simpson and Jane
Davis, all of Huntingdon; four brothers, George Eskew,
Darrell Eskew, Wayne Eskew and Gaylon Eskew, all of
Huntingdon and three grandchildren.
Ray Nell Bartholomew
HUNTINGDON: Services for Ray Nell Bartholomew were
conducted on Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the
Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn
Stapleton and Bro. Rufus Chandler officiating. Interment
followed in the Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mrs. Bartholomew died on Friday, September 24 at the
Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.
She was born February 4, 1918 in Cedar Grove to the late
Albert Sidney and Ava Lucy Brinkley Richardson. She was
a homemaker and a member of the Huntingdon Missionary
Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by three
sisters, Mildred Vassel, Ruby Blackwell and Maydean
Chandler and one brother, Arl Richardson.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Ray Bartholomew of
Huntingdon and James Sidney Bartholomew of Clarksburg;
two grandchildren; one step-granddaughter, one
great-grandson, two step-great-granddaughters and
several nieces and nephews.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth Lee Johnson
YUMA: Services for Kenneth Lee Johnson, 48, were
conducted on Monday, September 27 at 1:00 p.m. at the
Parker’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev.
Charles Clark officiating. Interment followed in the
Mr. Johnson died on Friday, September 24 at his home.
He was born February 29, 1956 in Henderson County. He
was a machine operator for Wildridge Machine Shop and a
member of the Parkers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include his parents, Johnnie Lee and Daisy Mae
Johnson of Clarksburg; his children, Marion McClerkin of
Nashville, LaShonda Johnson of Paris, Ashton Melton of
Lexington, Kenneth Autray Johnson and Shariona Johnson,
both of Bruceton and Fabien Johnson of Fulton, Kentucky;
five sisters, Mary Helen Arnold of Lexington, Evelyn
Johnson, Diane Johnson, Vester Staton and Cathy Johnson,
all of Clarksburg; seven brothers, Willie Oscar Johnson
of Parkers Crossroads, Danny Johnson of Huntingdon and
Kimmy Kay Johnson, Tony Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Dwayne
Johnson and Norman Johnson, all of Clarksburg; and three
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Jeffery Dale Baker
HUNTINGDON: Services for Jeffery Dale Baker, 39,
were conducted on Tuesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m. in
the Chase Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rufus Chandler
and Bro. Scott Carter officiating. Interment followed in
the New Crossroads Cemetery.
Mr. Baker died on Saturday, September 25 at his home.
He was born August 1, 1965 in Carroll County. He was a
supervisor for the Doane Pet Care Company in McKenzie.
Survivors include his wife, Sherie Baker; one daughter,
Josie Baker; one son, Brent Baker; his parents, Billy
and Louise Baker; two sisters, Melinda Vailes and Amanda
Miller; and one brother, Johnny Baker, all of
Huntingdon; four nieces and one nephew.
MILAN: Tommie Davis, 68, died Thursday, September 23
at the Milan General Hospital. The body was cremated.
Mr. Davis was born June 25, 1936 in Memphis to the late
Tommy Walter and Semella Davis. He was a self-employed
Survivors include a step-granddaughter, Geneva Banks of
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lucille Blankenship Jones
CEDAR GROVE: Services for Lucille Blankenship Jones,
78, will be conducted on Thursday, September 30 at 10:00
a.m. in the Dilday Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy
Sanders officiating. Interment will follow in the
Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Mrs. Blankenship died on Saturday, September 25 at the
Jackson-Madison County Hospital.
She was born April 5, 1926 to the late Dewey and Clara
Robinson Blankenship. She was a homemaker and a
long-time resident of Cedar Grove.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Herman R.
Jones; two sons, Donald Jones and Warren Jones, both of
Cedar Grove; a daughter, Janice Bailey of Cedar Grove;
one sister, Maureen Hollingsworth of Bruceton; two
brothers, Chester Lee “Bud” Blankenship and James
Blankenship, both of Cedar Grove; four grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren, all of Cedar Grove.
Viron Ondell Abbott
HUNTINGDON: Services for Viron Ondell Abbott, 77,
were held on Monday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the
Chase Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Holmes and
Bro. Rufus Chandler officiating. Interment followed in
the Hampton Cemetery.
Mr. Abbott died on Saturday, September 25 at the
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He was born October 8, 1926 in Carroll County to the
late Charles Ben and Liza Jones Abbott. He retired from
the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville after 37 years of
service; was a World War II army veteran and a member of
the Mason West Nashville Lodge #612 for 50 years. He was
preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Elliott
Survivors include his wife, Jo Melton Abbott; two sons,
Laran Abbott of Hermitage and Ryan Abbott of Nashville;
one daughter, Kathy Brewer of Cleveland; three
stepdaughters, Fredia Turner Harris and Cathy Garner,
both of Huntingdon and LeAnn George of Murfreesboro; one
sister, Velma Prince of Westport; four grandchildren;
eight step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and 12
Jessica Dawn Julius
HUNTINGDON: Services for Jessica Dawn Julius, 17,
will be conducted on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:00
a.m. with Bro. John Forgy and Mr. Lynn Twymann
officiating. The family will receive friends in the
Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home from 5:00-9:00
p.m. Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. until time of services on
Miss Julius died on Friday, September 24 at her home.
She was born July 19, 1986 in Centerville, Illinois. She
was a senior at the Huntingdon High School. She was
preceded in death by her father, Kevin Duane Julius,
maternal grandfather, Fred Kingston and the infant child
she was carrying at the time of her death, Autumn Devine
Survivors include her mother, Glenda Julius of
Huntingdon; two brothers, Joshua Julius and Charles
Devine; her paternal grandparents, Arvil and Lois Julius
and maternal grandmother, Burbon Kingston.
Brad David Baker
HUNTINGDON: Graveside services for Brad David Baker,
31, were conducted on Tuesday, September 28 at 11:00
a.m. at the Oak Grove Congressional Cemetery.
Mr. Baker died on Saturday, September 25 from injuries
he received in an accident.
He was born May 1, 1973 in Madison County to the late
Joe D. Franklin and Shirley Pauline Lindsey Baker. He
was an employee of Hall Logging.
Survivors include a daughter, Samantha Baker; a son,
Blake Baker, both of Huntingdon; two sisters, Betty
Eaton of McKenzie and Debbie Seiver of Huntingdon; and
two brothers, Ricky Baker and Jerry Baker, both of
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.