Our Obituaries

Maria LaCava Hulley

May 6, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Maria Victoria LaCava Hulley, 80, of Collierville,TN, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2017. Maria was born on May 6, 1936 in Secondigliano, Naples, Italy, to the late Antonio LaCava and Assunta Albano LaCava. She married. Kenneth E. Hulley USN Ret. MCPO and spent 53 years being a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her siblings Anna Haun, Antonio LaCava,...
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Carlene Kennedy

June 25, 1926 - February 19, 2017

Carlene Kennedy, 90, of Franklin, TN, formerly of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Mrs. Kennedy was a graduate of Memphis Beauty School and a beautician for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years James Melvin Kennedy. Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her son, Steve Kennedy (Brenda), her daughter Vicki McNalley (Ron), as well as four...
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Douglas Patrick Wright

January 13, 1953 - February 16, 2017

Douglas Patrick Wright was born on January 13, 1953 in Conway Arkansas to James and Lora Wright, and the youngest of four children. He had a passion for photography, writing, the scouting program, and had several well respected blogs. Doug was an avid outdoorsman and inherited his mother's love of learning and her interests in gardening, animals and nature. In 1972, he married the love of...
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Janet Burnett Wisdom

June 21, 1943 - February 15, 2017

Janet B. Wisdom, 73, of Cordova, TN, went to meet her Heavenly Father, February 15th, 2017, after suffering a massive stroke five days earlier. Born in Memphis, June 21, 1943, she leaves behind her loving husband of. 55 years, and partner of 60 years, Dr. Randy Wisdom... six children; Tammy Van Cleve of Irving, Tx (Craig), Jennifer Thompson of Melbourne, FL. (Partner Jeff Caden), Kristy Mc Peak...
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Gerald Ray Tiller, Sr.

September 26, 1935 - February 15, 2017

Gerald "Jerry T-Man" Tiller, was born September 26, 1935 and passed away peacefully on February 15, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was raised in a family of five boys and graduated from Germantown High School in 1955. He served for two years in the US Army. He retired from DuPont in June of 1992, having worked there for nearly 35 years. After retirement, he worked briefly for...
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Sean Edward Leo Murphy

October 19, 1961 - February 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Joseph Frank Zambroni,

January 18, 1931 - February 8, 2017

Joseph Frank Zambroni, Jr., 86, passed away February 8, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retired sheet metal worker and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Frazier Zambroni; daughter, Debra (Steve) Major; son, James (Glenda) Zambroni; grandchildren, Derek, Beth, Lynsey and Adam; great-grandchildren, Dane,...
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Doris Stone Koleas

March 8, 1925 - February 8, 2017

Doris Stone Koleas, 91, of Oakland, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 11, 2017, in the chapel, with a procession to the graveside for a service at 10 a.m., all at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133.
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William Pryor Royer

November 25, 1919 - February 8, 2017

William Pryor Royer, life-long resident of Bartlett, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at Memphis Jewish Home on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Graveside funeral services will be held at Bartlett-Ellendale Cemetery on Saturday, February 11 at one o'clock.
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Thelma Deloris Brown

October 4, 1924 - February 8, 2017

Thelma Lineberger Brown, 92, of Memphis, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Ave Maria Nursing Home. Thelma was a long time member of Decatur Trinity Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Brown and her daughter Carol L. Kinney. Thelma is survived by her sons; Mike Lineberger (Robbie) of Iuka, MS, Jerry Lineberger (Claudia), of Knoxville, TN, a son-in...
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Stephanie Denise Long

October 16, 1969 - February 6, 2017

Stephanie Denise Long, 47, of Germantown, TN, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. Stephanie was an employee of Wal Mart for 10 years, a former Memphis Jaycee member, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Mary Ellen Scott and William Newton Scott. Stephanie is survived by her mother Mary Ann Long, her father James M. Long, her...
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Eva Mae Lancaster

November 24, 1929 - February 6, 2017

Eva Mae Lancaster, 87, of Drasco, Arkansas, passed away on February 6, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her loving husband, James Norris Lancaster, preceded Eva in death, as well as their daughter, Anna Marie Williams. Her children, Lynn Lancaster, Tina Hines (Charlie), Mark Lancaster (Lynne), and Amy Adams (Barry), survive her. She also leaves nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Born...
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James E. Ingle

April 1, 1931 - February 5, 2017

James E. Ingle, 85, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. He was an Air Force Veteran and retired from the U. S. Postal Service. James is survived by his wife Joan Ingle, his sons; Jeffrey Ingle, Jimmy Ingle, one grandson Christopher Ross Ingle (Crystal), and three great grandchildren Ava, McKenzie, and Owen.
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Nita N. Ferguson

January 30, 1921 - February 5, 2017

Nita Ferguson, 96, of Memphis, Tennessee went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Nita was born on January 30, 1921 in Monroe County, Mississippi to Charles and Linda Nichols. She graduated from New Albany High School in 1938 where she met her husband John Travis "Red" Ferguson. Red and Nita married in 1939 and they later relocated to Memphis. She was a...
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Terry Terry Knight

May 9, 1943 - February 5, 2017

Terry Knight, 73, of Arlington passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at his home. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Christy Knight; one son, Chad (Heather) Knight of Port Orange, FL; four daughters, Crystal Meyers of Decaturville, TN, Samantha (Josh) Hendrix Hendrix of Cordova; Ashley (Zach) Maccarino of Arlington and Sherry Knight of Memphis; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was...
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Tobias Tate Estes

May 12, 2014 - February 2, 2017

Tobias Tate Estes, "Toby," was born May 12, 2014 and went to be with Jesus February 2, 2017. Toby was the quintessential baby of the family, much adored by his parents, many older sisters and brothers, and extended family and friends. He loved Leapfrog videos and his Leapfrog interactive musical teddy bear, his blankie, the flavor of strawberries, giggling with his siblings, and playing...
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Bobby Ray Strode

March 31, 1934 - February 2, 2017

Bobby Ray Strode, 82, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017. He was a US Navy veteran, retired from Speer Products after 37 years of service and was an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. Mr. Strode, the husband of Jean E. Strode for 63 years, also leaves two daughters, Teresa Longo and Sandy (David) Galtelli, both of Memphis; a brother, Dewey (Patsy) Strode of Harrison, AR; four...
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James Vernon Didier, Jr.

October 26, 1953 - January 31, 2017

James Vernon Didier, Jr., 63, of Memphis, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home. He was a US Air Force veteran and enjoyed fishing. Mr. Didier leaves his dear wife, Rebecca S. Didier; two daughters, Jamie Sue Didier and Miranda Carlisle, both of Memphis; two sons, Kory J. Didier of Indianapolis and Austin James Didier of Memphis; two sisters, Susan Detiveaux of Humboldt, TX and...
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Lillian Mae McMillen

June 7, 1929 - January 30, 2017

Lillian "Lil" Mae (Sharp) McMillen, 87, of Bartlett, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones at Methodist North Hospital, on Monday, January 30, 2017. Mrs. McMillen spent most of her years as a wife, mother and homemaker. She is a long time member of Ellendale Baptist Church. Mrs. McMillen was preceded in death by her husband, of 58 years, Bill (Buford). She is survived by a son, Alan...
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Philip Lane Gattis

August 16, 1966 - January 30, 2017

Philip Lane Gattis, 50, of Lakeland, TN passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Methodist Hospital-Germantown. He was a project manager with Pyramid Electric and a member of Leawood Baptist Church-East. Philip was a devoted family man and loved his family dearly. He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Joy Thetford Gattis; children, Megan, Krista and John Robert Gattis all of the home; parents...
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Jimmy C. Kellum,

September 6, 1938 - January 29, 2017

Jimmy C. Kellum, Sr. 78, of Nesbit, MS formerly of Memphis, passed away in Southaven. He was a retired Lieutenant with the Memphis Police Department, US Air Force Veteran and was the founder of ACRE. Mr. Kellum, the widower of Peggy Kellum, is survived by a daughter, Carol (Stacy) Halverson of Nesbit; two sons, Jim C. Kellum, Jr. of Nesbit and Bill (Joyce) Kellum of Bartlett; a brother, Bud...
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Anna Margaret McNally

May 15, 1951 - January 29, 2017

The Lord mercifully released Anna McNally from the chains of this earth on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Loving wife, mother, sister, maw maw and friend, Anna was an overcomer in every sense of the word. After battling Dyslexia, receiving her GED, Anna obtained her BSN in nursing. Anna was a triathlete and a member of the Memphis Runners club. She was a devout Christian and fierce prayer warrior....
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Vivien Amelia Espinosa

August 8, 2016 - January 28, 2017

Vivien Amelia Espinosa, five-month-old daughter of Marcos and Meghan Espinosa, was born August 8, 2016 and passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at their home. Vivien was a beautiful ball of sass with a big, strong heart that bravely battled trisomy-18. Vivien was dearly loved by her mommy and daddy and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents; her big...
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Jody Cornmesser

December 24, 1951 - January 27, 2017

Jody Cornmesser, 65, of Bartlett, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. He was retired from TTX Company, was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and simply being in the woods at dawn. Jody also had the grand opportunity to hunt the Eastern Cape of South Africa, twice. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Bernice Chrzan Cornmesser; mother, Frances McClure of Greenville, SC;...
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Jason David Delones

January 18, 1991 - January 27, 2017

Jason David Delones, 26, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away on January 27, 2017. He was a graduate of Olive Branch High School. Jason is survived by his father David Delones (Debbie), his mother Gwen Warren (Clint), his sister Lindsey Delones, his grandparents Bill and Laura Delones, Ronnie and Carol Banz, as well as many other loving family and friends. The family will receive friends from 12...
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Faye Faye Chesser

April 19, 1931 - January 27, 2017

Faye Chesser, 85, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. Mrs. Chesser was a member Faith Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband D.R. Chesser and her daughter Donna Meadows. Mrs. Chesser is survived by her daughters; Judith Dyer (Richard) of Bartlett, TN, Patricia Jones (Joe) of Texarkana, TX, her sister Nellie Murphy of...
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Megan Renee Schneider

December 18, 1986 - January 24, 2017

Megan "Megy" Renee Schneider, 30, born December 18, 1986 in Fresno, California died on January 24, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio in a tragic car accident. She leaves behind her parents Hal and Vickie Schneider of Germantown, TN, sister, Jeanine McNeer and brother-in-law Jamey of Hernando, MS, brothers, Greg of South Dakota and Brian of Germantown, TN, beloved nieces, Holli, Abby, and Emily,...
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Barbara Adell Riker

September 8, 1991 - January 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Benjamin Keith Jourdan

July 20, 1987 - January 23, 2017

Benjamin Keith Jourdan, 29, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away January 23, 2017. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, C.B. Jourdan, Sr., his maternal grandmother, Joyce Marie Evans, and his faithful dog, Murf. He is survived by his parents, Charles (father) and Emily Jourdan, Lisa (mother) and Dan Moorehead, his brother, Cory and Amber Jourdan, three nieces, Rosalyn, Giavanna,...
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Shirley Allene Dixon

August 14, 1925 - January 23, 2017

Allene Dixon was born on August 14th, 1925, in Bruce, Mississippi. She passed on to her heavenly home on January 23rd, 2017, in Germantown, Tennessee. Remaining is her loving husband of 71 years, A.B. Dixon; her devoted daughter, Anita Haines (David); and her dear son, Gary Dixon (Dianne). Best known to her family as our beloved "Nana," she has four grandchildren: David Haines, Jr., Brian Haines ...
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Clyde Austin Morgan

June 22, 1930 - January 22, 2017

Clyde Austin Morgan, 86, of Ellendale, TN died on Sunday, January 22, 2017, after a short illness. He was a member of Leawood (Macon) Baptist Church for 49 years and an active member in the men's Sunday School Class and Senior Adult Ministry. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean Conflict. He retired after 27 years from MLG&W and 20 years as a bus driver for Shelby County...
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John Andrew Radford

September 23, 1965 - January 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Anthony Lowell Council

August 13, 1944 - January 20, 2017

Anthony Lowell "Tony" Council of Memphis, TN was born August 13, 1944 in Paducah, KY and died January 20, 2017.His parents were the late Rev. Lowell B. and Ida P. Council. Tony graduated from Peabody High School in Trenton, TN in 1962. He attended Lambuth University in Jackson, TN from 1962-1964. Then he went to the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO from 1964-1967 where he graduated with a...
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Robert Owen Armstrong

September 1, 1933 - January 20, 2017

Robert Owen Armstrong, 83, of Oakland, TN passed away January 20, 2017. He was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis and University of Georgia where he received his Doctorate of Education in Math, retired math professor at State Tech, veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church-Oakland. Mr. Armstrong was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Jane...
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Bobby Dean Voss

March 2, 1935 - January 20, 2017

Bobby Dean Voss, 81, of Bartlett, TN passed away January 20, 2017. He was a retired Senior Systems Analyst with CST, Inc, former sprint car racer where he was well known at the Lakeland Speedway and Riverside Speedway. Mr. Voss was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Williams Voss; grandson, Matthew Broadway and parents, Leon and Ola Voss. He is survived by his children, Johnny D. Voss of...
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Marvin Dwight Ward

March 22, 1945 - January 17, 2017

Marvin Ward passed away on Jan. 17th, 2017 at the age of 71. Marvin is survived by his wife Joan Ward, his children Jeff Ward, Darrell Speight, and Sherry Mack. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a swarm of other loving family members and friends. Marvin is a veteran of the Marine Corps where he served in the Vietnam War. Family will receive visitors...
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Herman Lewis Hayes

September 19, 1922 - January 17, 2017

Herman Lewis Hayes, 94, of Cordova, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Mr. Hayes was a WWII Navy veteran and retired from South Memphis Stockyard after more than 50 years. He was an ordained Deacon at Oakville Memorial Baptist Church where he taught Youth Sunday School for more than 20 years, and later became a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death...
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Tarin Ann McLarnon

October 1, 1968 - January 16, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Ethleen F. Captino

September 8, 1924 - January 16, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Malcolm Tracy

April 18, 1941 - January 15, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Lee Michael Naegele

August 16, 1969 - January 15, 2017

Lee Michael Naegele, age 47, passed away on January 15, 2017 at home with his family and friends as a result of his battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). Born August 16, 1969 in Memphis TN, the son of the late Robert F. Naegele and Lois Naegele of Lakeland, TN. Lee grew up in Memphis and was a 1987 graduate of Raleigh Egypt High School. He earned his Communications Degree at the University of...
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Linda F. Brooks

September 20, 1955 - January 15, 2017

Linda F. Brooks, 61, of Batesville, MS, formerly of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at her home. She was a graduate of Kingsbury High School, was a Registered Nurse and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mrs. Brooks, the wife of Paul Brooks for 42 years also leaves a son, Brian D. Brooks and a brother, Paul David Baker, both of Memphis; four grandchildren, Cameron Cooper, Bailey Medina,...
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Dakota Grace Banks-Metcalf

January 12, 2017 - January 14, 2017

Dakota Grace Banks-Metcalf, infant daughter of Jamal Banks and Charity Metcalf, passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on January 14, 2017. Along with her parents, she is also survived by a brother, Dylan Banks; grandmothers, Pamela King and Mildred Metcalf-Mannery and grandfather, Carlos Mannery. A home going celebration will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 21 at Memphis Funeral Home and...
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Claude Warren McNair

May 6, 1934 - January 12, 2017

Claude Warren McNair, 82, of Scotland, Maryland passed away on January 12, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. He is survived by his sister, Helen Emmerton of Brunswick, Georgia, two children, Mark McNair (Jeannine) of Memphis, Tennessee and Janice McFadden (Craig) of Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as three grandchildren, Daniel McNair, David McNair (Erica), and Sarah McFadden. Mr. McNair was a veteran...
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Thomas Harrison Walker

April 3, 1947 - January 12, 2017

Dr. Thomas Harrison Walker of Lakeland, TN died peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents J.L Walker, MD and Lucille Walker. After his military service in the Air Force he worked in his family's clinics in the Appalachian Mountains to take care of the less fortunate. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee Pharmacy School in...
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Heidi KOCH

May 19, 1929 - January 11, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Heidi Elsa Koch

May 19, 1929 - January 11, 2017

Heidi Elsa Koch, age 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, was called home to be with her Lord after a lengthy illness. Heidi was born and raised in Dresden, Germany where she survived the bombing inferno of February 1945, which largely destroyed the city. She was one of five in her class that survived. She met her husband, and the love of her life, Gottfried Koch, in Bremen, Germany...
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Shirley Lynn HOLMES

May 12, 1949 - January 10, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Jacqueline Reed Gandy

February 16, 1942 - January 10, 2017

Jacqueline Reed Gandy, 74, of Memphis passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017. She was a graduate of Messick High School, worked for VitreoRetinal Foundation for 23 years as an insurance claims processor, volunteered as a tutor with the Memphis City School System - Our Children, Our Future tutoring program, Brinkley Heights Urban Ministry and Tennessee Baptist Children's Home. Attended Temple...
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Judith Ellyn Sharrow

September 1, 1938 - January 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Lela Mae Turner Ashworth

December 21, 1934 - January 9, 2017

Lela Mae Turner Ashworth passed away Monday, January 9, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Ashworth, Aunt Lela, Little Mommy, or Ms. Lela, as folks called her, fought a battle with cancer for over five years. She held great hope for healing; standing strong and persevering with the love of God and the support of her family and friends. She fought with courage, dignity, positive...
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Robert Daniel Walker

October 24, 1955 - January 9, 2017

Robert "Danny" Walker, 61, of Cordova, retired City of Memphis employee, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his father John R. Walker Sr. and his mother Della Marie James. Danny is survived by his sons; Jason Walker (Lisa), Brandon Walker (August), two sisters Pam Slaughter, Alicia Walker, three brothers John Ronnie Walker , Scott Walker, Bobby James, four...
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Jeanne Kathryn LePach

January 11, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Gene Arthur PRUETT

November 5, 1940 - January 6, 2017

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Margarete Elizabeth Thompson

June 19, 1928 - January 6, 2017

Margarete "Margie" Thompson, 88, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. She was a long time resident of Germantown, TN. As an Interior Designer, she worked a number of years for Goldsmith's and then Furniture Factories Showroom. She decorated homes throughout the Mid-South, winning several awards at the Vesta Home Shows with her biggest project being the COGIC Church, Temple of Deliverance on GE...
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Joe Sharp

August 24, 1950 - January 5, 2017

Joe Sharp of Bartlett passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was employed with Stratas Foods, served on the board at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, was a graduate of University of Arkansas where he received his MBA in Business, was a chemical engineer, an avid golfer, loved to travel and was an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Joe was a loving husband, father, brother, son-in-law,...
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Gene H. BOYD

March 23, 1938 - January 2, 2017

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Cornelia BADDELEY

January 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Gene H. Boyd

March 23, 1938 - January 2, 2017

Gene H. Boyd, 78, of Arlington, TN passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. He was the owner of Boyd and Sons Real Estate and Investments, Inc. Mr. Boyd is survived by his wife, Delores Boyd; two sons, Mark D. Boyd and Darrell A. Boyd, both of Arlington; two sisters, Barbara Depoistor of Camden, Ky. And Sherry Smith of Chattanooga, TN; three brothers, Bob Boyd of Jonesboro, AR, Tommy Boyd of...
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Marina Cheryl Hardee

July 19, 1960 - December 31, 2016

Marina Drumwright Hardee, 56, of Bartlett, Tennessee won a six year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy early Saturday morning, December 31, 2016, and we are confident she is now in the presence of her Lord! She was born to Robert O'Neal and Georgia Drumwright on July 19, 1960 in National City, California. However, her childhood was divided between Memphis, Ripley and Jackson, TN. Marina was the...
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Rita Faye Longo

May 8, 1954 - December 28, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Faye Longo

May 8, 1954 - December 28, 2016

Faye Longo, age 62, of Bartlett, TN, died unexpectedly of currently unknown causes on December 28, 2016. She was at home with her husband and youngest daughter, Liz. Faye leaves behind, Joe Longo, her devoted husband of 40 years. Her memory lives in her 7 children: Mark Longo of Bartlett, Stacey (and Ray) Graham of Atoka, Jimmy (and Deatra) Longo of Bartlett, Chris Longo of Bartlett, Jennifer ...
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Beral Allen Cooper

July 4, 1946 - December 28, 2016

Beral Allen Cooper, of Memphis, passed away on December 28, 2016. He was retired from MLGW and enjoyed automotive racing. He was preceded in death by his wife Cindy Cooper, his parents Buster and Ruth Cooper, his brother Dwayne Cooper and his sister Betty Cooper Grimes. Beral is survived by his children KIM Alexander (Craig), April Brower (Oscar), James Cooper (Priscilla), his brothers James...
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William S. WALKER

February 5, 1947 - December 27, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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James M. Cozart

September 3, 1929 - December 27, 2016

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Walter Neal Escue

July 5, 1928 - December 27, 2016

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Alvin Young Simpson

November 18, 1944 - December 27, 2016

Alvin Young Simpson, 72, died at home on December 27, 2016 after a long battle with liver disease and cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Roxie Simpson and his sister, Ann Dees. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Dollie Simpson, whom he was married to for 51 years, his children Tim (Meredith) Simpson and Tiffany (Jason) McKeown and eight granddaughters, Lily,...
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Walter Neal Escue

July 5, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Walter Neal Escue, 88, of Bartlett, retired food broker and WWII Navy Veteran, passed away on December 27, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo Escue. He is survived by his children Sherry Kasaitis, Keith Escue (Jana), his brother Leonard Escue, five grandchildren and one great grandson. The family will receive friends from 1pm on Friday, December 30, 2016, with a graveside service...
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William Stanley Walker

February 5, 1947 - December 27, 2016

William Stanley Walker, of Arlington, Tennessee, passed away on December 27, 2016; he was 69. William was born in Memphis, Tennessee to the late William G. and Eula Mae Walker on February 5, 1947. William was married to Martha Walker for forty-five years. He was a long-term employee of Allstate Insurance Company. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, David Scott Walker and...
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Wilford Busby

May 11, 1942 - December 26, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Samuel H. Rhodes

January 2, 1928 - December 26, 2016

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Wilford T. Busby

May 11, 1942 - December 26, 2016

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Valerie Diana Ephlin Washburn

July 30, 1958 - December 26, 2016

Valerie Ephlin Washburn, 58, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2016. She was born to Bobby and Lorene Ephlin of Wardell, Missouri on July 30, 1958. She was the loving wife of William Washburn, Sr. for thirty-one years and devoted mother of Wakefield and William Washburn, Jr. Valerie was previously deceased by her parents, her brother, James Ephlin, and...
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Samuel Henry Rhodes, Jr.

January 2, 1928 - December 26, 2016

Samuel Henry Rhodes, Jr., 88, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on December 26, 2016. A graduate of Treadwell High School, Mr. Rhodes served in the Tennessee State Guard and the U.S. Army. He was retired from Buckeye Cellulose after thirty-six years. Mr. Rhodes was passionate about motorcycles and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years, Margurette Ferguson, as...
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James L. PARRISH

June 21, 1925 - December 25, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Lisa Gail Hailey

August 27, 1956 - December 25, 2016

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Lisa Gail Hailey

August 27, 1956 - December 25, 2016

Lisa Gail Hailey, 60 of Memphis, TN, passed away on December 25, 2016. She was an employee of FedEx for 32 years and an avid animal lover, volunteering for the Memphis Humane Society. Lisa was a member of Sycamore View Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher and part of the visual aid department. She was preceded in death by her father Roy Warren. Lisa is survived by her daughter...
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Ronnie Irwin Pittman, Sr.

February 2, 1954 - December 24, 2016

"Rip" Ronnie I. Pittman, Sr., 62, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016. He was born on February 2, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee to William and Louise Pittman. On January 11, 1974 he married Cyndi Beasley and together they raised three children, Stacy, Mandi and Lil Rip. Rip was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend. He lived life to fullest each...
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Donald J. BRUCH

August 22, 1923 - December 22, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Taylor Michael Morris

October 24, 1984 - December 22, 2016

Taylor Michael Morris, 32, passed away on December 22, 2016. He was an avid Alabama Fan, enjoyed motorcycles, drag racing, and playing his guitar. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Dorita Morris. Taylor is survived by his wife Amanda Morris, his children Lacey and Samuel, his mother Tami Stein Holland, his father...
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Donald Judson Bruch, Sr.

August 22, 1923 - December 22, 2016

Donald Judson Bruch, Sr., 93, was born in Memphis, TN, in 1923 and died peacefully December 22, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving children. Mr. Bruch was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Henry Bruch and Eva Pearce Bruch, his wife, Frances Ballard Bruch, his son, Donald Bruch, Jr., and siblings Lester Henry Bruch, Jr., Claire Lamar Ashley, and George Franklin Bruch. He is survived...
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Chickie Williamson

April 27, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Chickie Williamson, 74, of Memphis was born on Monday, April 27, 1942 and passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Methodist Hospital-Germantown. Chickie was preceded in death by her daughters, Jalene Sartain and Brandi Lawlor. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Williamson; daughter, Ralene Potter; siblings, Judy, David, John and Linda; grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Aliesha, Eric,...
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Juanita S. Johnson

September 30, 1921 - December 20, 2016

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Mary Dunn

June 18, 1940 - December 20, 2016

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Juanita S. Johnson

September 30, 1921 - December 20, 2016

Juanita S. Johnson, 95, of Memphis passed away December 20, 2016 in Millington, TN. Juanita was born in Morris Chapel, TN to Charles Marvin Scott and Maggie Velma Hughes Scott on September 30, 1921. Juanita loved God, her family, gardening and fishing. She was a longtime member of Bethel Church in Bartlett. Juanita is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Beatrice Smith and Paralee...
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Larry Harman

October 12, 1950 - December 19, 2016

Larry Harman, 66, of Bartlett, passed away on Monday, December 19th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Seymour Harman and Beatrice Horowitz. Mr. Harman is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kathy Harman, children, Steven Neal, Kristopher Harman (Kathy O.) and Jennifer Harman, grandchildren, Deidre, Katelyn, Peyton, Micah, Reagan and Kayla, great-grandchildren, Deryk and Brianne...
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Nelda Surratt Butler

June 26, 1922 - December 18, 2016

Nelda Surratt Butler, 94, of Bartlett, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. She was retired from Bartlett High School and was a member of Raleigh United Methodist Church for over 70 years. Mrs. Butler was the widow of Lawrence Butler and is survived by her two sons, Randall S. (Carolyn) Butler of Bartlett and Keith S. (Brenda) Butler of Brighton, TN; brother, Jamie D. Surratt of Galloway, TN...
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Evon Simmons Gokturk

November 20, 1938 - December 18, 2016

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Alice Lorraine Hopper

September 27, 1921 - December 17, 2016

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Pamela Kay Mann

October 21, 1958 - December 16, 2016

Pamela Kay Mann, 58, of Lakeland, TN, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. Pamela was the rock of her family devoting her life to taking care of them. She loved to cook, go to the beach, go on shopping trips with her daughters, Sunday dinners, her cats, gardening, and spending precious moments with her granddaughter. Pamela had an infectious smile that would brighten anyone's day. She was...
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William Thomas Taylor

January 4, 1953 - December 12, 2016

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Carolyn H. Crumpler

March 3, 1937 - December 12, 2016

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Richartz K. Shelton

July 29, 1933 - December 10, 2016

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Richartz Kenneth Shelton, Sr.

July 29, 1933 - December 10, 2016

Richartz "Dick" Kenneth Shelton, Sr., 83, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on December 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents William Kenneth Shelton and Ruth Richartz Shelton, daughter, Donna Shelton Edwards, granddaughter, Cynthia Fletcher, and sister Billie Jean Nuesch. He is survived by his wife Shirley Ann Reedy Shelton, son Richartz K. Shelton, Jr. (Lori), daughter,...
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Bob G. Tuggle

September 24, 1937 - December 8, 2016

Bob Tuggle, 79, of Memphis passed away December 8, 2016. He was a retired machine specialist with Cleo Wrap and was very active in his community. Mr. Tuggle was preceded in death December 14, 2011 by his wife, Edna "Peaches" Tuggle. He is survived by his children, Belinda, Anita, Rodney and Robert all of Memphis; siblings, George Tuggle and Margaret Blair; seven grandchildren and eight great...
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J.W. Bennett

January 21, 1926 - December 7, 2016

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Ethel W. Holcomb

February 7, 1931 - December 7, 2016

Ethel "Boots" Roberta Walker Holcomb, 85, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday December 7, at home surrounded by her loving family. Boots was a loving and devoted wife, mother and Granny to her family. She was a member of Ellendale Baptist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star. Her favorite hobbies were quilting with church friends and camping. She was co-owner of Walker Radiator...
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Leo Brant Campbell

November 28, 1928 - December 7, 2016

Leo Brant Campbell, 88, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Mr. Campbell's greatest passion in life was The Ford/Lincoln Motor Company. He enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. On any given day after retirement Mr. Campbell would enjoy telling his life stories and sharing memories with friends. He was active in his church family, serving as a Deacon and an Elder at different...
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J.W. W. Bennett

January 21, 1926 - December 7, 2016

Rev. J.W. Bennett of Bartlett, TN was ushered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. He was born on January 21, 1926 to the late Thomas and Lillie Mae Bennett in Marked Tree, AR. Our Pawpaw was a devoted husband, wonderful father, and loving grandfather who leaves behind a rich heritage of godly influence. His life and ministry demonstrated to all his deep love and his...
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Harold Allan WILLIAMS

October 19, 1944 - December 6, 2016

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