Obituaries

OBITUARIES FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2004

 

Detroy Allen
1927-2004
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 Hospital.
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 Kylan Borneman.

Kathleen Blanks
1903-2004
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 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Jefferson Blanks.

Vivian Lee Curtis Burrow
1951-2004
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 Church.
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
1924-2004
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.

James Killingsworth
1926-2004
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
1921-2004
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
1943-2004
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 Stanford Cemetery.
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
1918-2004
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
1956-2004
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 church cemetery.
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 grandchildren.
Chase Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffery Dale Baker
1965-2004
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.

Tommie Davis
1936-2004
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 construction worker.
Survivors include a step-granddaughter, Geneva Banks of Memphis.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. www.dilday.com

Lucille Blankenship Jones
1926-2004
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. www.dilday.com

Viron Ondell Abbott
1926-2004
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 Abbott.
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 step-great-grandchildren.

Jessica Dawn Julius
1987-2004
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 Wednesday.
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 Julius.
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
1973-2004
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 Huntingdon.
Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. www.dilday.com

 
 
     
 
      

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