Our Obituaries

Lawrence Reeves Oliver

October 28, 1914 - December 3, 2016

Lawrence Reeves Oliver of Munford, Tennessee, passed away on December 3, 2016; he was 102. Mr. Oliver was previously deceased by his loving wife of seventy-three years, Mrs. Orene Oliver. He is survived by his daughters, Patte Cotner and Mary Anne Oliver, his son-in-law, Tommy Smith, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Oliver strived to live every day by the principles found...
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Carolyn Jean Cox

November 16, 1939 - December 3, 2016

Carolin J. Cox, 77, of Arlington, passed away on December 3, 2016. She was a devoted homemaker, enjoyed ceramics and catering. She was preceded in death by her husband William B. Cox. Carolin will be sadly missed by her family including her children Lyn McDaniel (Larry), Ken Cox (Krisi), her grandchildren Steven McDaniel, Casey Cox, Cody Cox, Tiffany Wiening, Dustin Wiening, her sister Joyce Webb...
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William R. James

November 19, 1932 - December 3, 2016

William R. James, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, Mississippi passed away on December 3, 2016. "Mr. Bill" was born in Brighton, Tennessee on November 19, 1932. He was a union form carpenter for nearly 50 years, working on buildings and structures around the Memphis area. A quiet man of few words, Mr. Bill was a very giving and hardworking individual, as well as an accomplished dancer. He was a...
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Doilley Cobb Thornton

March 24, 1919 - December 2, 2016

Doilley Cobb Thornton, age 97, of Memphis, passed away early Friday afternoon, December 2, 2016, while peacefully sleeping at Methodist Healthcare Hospice Residence in Memphis, Tennessee. She lived her early years in Paden, Mississippi before moving to Memphis. Mrs. Thornton was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Odis Cobb, and her beloved husband of fifty-seven years, John Elbert...
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Billy Wayne Miller

June 8, 1932 - November 30, 2016

Billy Wayne Miller, passed away on November 30, 2016, at the age of 84. Mr. Miller, the son of Robert and Zula (Bedwell) Miller, grew up in Jackson, TN. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1950 and Memphis State University in 1958. Mr. Miller was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Air Force from 1951-1955. Mr. Miller was employed as the first full time studio cameraman at WREC...
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Daniel Roscoe Renfro

November 5, 1937 - November 30, 2016

Lakeland, TN- Daniel Roscoe Renfro, 79, of Lakeland, TN died Wednesday November 30, 2016 at home. Mr. Renfro retired from First TN Bank and most recent from FedEx. He was a member of Grimes Memorial United Methodist. He is survived by his wife, Connie Reynolds Renfro; a daughter, Temia Herndon (Chuck) of Lakeland, TN; a son, Stanley Renfro (Tami) of Carrollton, TX; two step-sons, Zale and Mark...
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Brooklyn Naria Johnson

November 29, 2016 - November 29, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Vicky Lynn Mitchell

November 10, 1949 - November 27, 2016

Vicky Lynn Mitchell, 67, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27, 2016. She was born on November 10, 1949, to the late Frank and Martha Brown. Vicky was retired from HealthChoice and a member of Bartlett Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Tommy Mitchell, her daughter Christy Gaia (Gary), her son Greg Stachon (Michelle), and her grandson Vince Gaia.
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Alma Roby Harrelson

March 18, 1940 - November 25, 2016

Alma Roby Harrelson, 76, of Jackson, TN formerly of Memphis passed away Friday, November 25, 2016. She was an active member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi and was a member of All Saints Anglican Church-Jackson, TN. Alma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lance Wayne Roby; and is survived by her current husband,...
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Lamar E. Wilson

June 6, 1937 - November 24, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Lamar Edwin Wilson

June 6, 1937 - November 24, 2016

Lamar Edwin Wilson, 79, of Murray, KY formerly of Memphis, TN died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Racheal Wilson of Morrilton, AR. Lamar is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Wilson of Murray, KY; two step-children, Jere Norville of Marion , AR and Felicia Sledd of Murray, KY; two sisters, Judy Miller and Eileen Edwards both of...
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Jeremy William Shaw

February 2, 1993 - November 23, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Jeremy William Shaw

February 2, 1993 - November 23, 2016

Jeremy William Shaw, 23 years, of Atoka, TN passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016. He was a 2011 graduate of Brighton High School, attended Dyersburg State, loved animals, nature and fishing. Jeremy also loved lions and exotic cats, always had a huge smile, was soft spoken and very intelligent. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Nancy Shaw of Atoka, TN; siblings, Amanda Leigh Beck ...
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Frank Hollie

April 2, 1963 - November 23, 2016

Frank Hollie, 53 of Oakland, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at his residence. He was a retired Lt Col serving 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, loved bass fishing and was an avid Memphis Tigers fan. Mr. Hollie is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Donna Hollie; sons, Brandon Hollie and his wife Amber of Cordova and Trent Hollie of Cordova; parents, Lawrence and Gloria...
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Betty P. SHEFFIELD

September 19, 1937 - November 22, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Elizabeth M. Piskula

December 29, 1925 - November 22, 2016

Elizabeth M. Piskula, 90, of Atoka, TN passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Cordova. She leaves her husband of 72 years, Leonard Piskula; sons, Richard (Renate) Piskula of Lakeland, TN and Dennis (Judith) Piskula of Oak Creek, WI; several brothers and sisters; and three grandchildren, Patrice Nicole Marie Piskula of Memphis, Michael Piskula and Amy Piskula, both of Wisconsin. Funeral...
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Betty Prince Sheffield

June 19, 1937 - November 22, 2016

Betty Prince Sheffield, 79, passed into eternal life on November 22nd at her home in Oakland, Tennessee. Visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd on Saturday, November 26 from 9a.m. until service time at 10am. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens. Betty was born in Ridgely, TN to Jesse and Osie Mae Jones Prince on June 19, 1937. She...
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Janet Adele Bossert

September 24, 1957 - November 18, 2016

Janet Bossert, 59, of Oakland, TN passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Bartlett. She was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of over 30 years, Kenneth Bossert and is survived by her daughter, Amanda Bossert and her fiance' Kendall Fleshman; son Kenn Bossert; sister, Ingrid Caputo; brother, Karl Schult; brother in law, William Bossert; her mother, Alice Schult and a niece and...
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Elaine W. Grisham

November 19, 1946 - November 17, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Coy Franklin ROWE

July 17, 1940 - November 17, 2016

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Faye Hobby Floyd

July 15, 1934 - November 17, 2016

Faye Hobby Floyd, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on November 17, 2016; she was 82. She most recently resided with her daughter in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a registered nurse for Lifeblood having worked there for the majority of her career. Faye enjoyed travelling with her sister, cooking for others, and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist Church while in...
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Coy Franklin Rowe, Jr.

July 17, 1940 - November 17, 2016

Coy Franklin Rowe Jr, 76, of Arlington, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his home. He loved fishing, hunting, dancing, racing, his 4 wheeler and most of all his beloved family. He was communicant of Ellendale Baptist Church. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Pauline Grace Rowe and Coy Franklin Rowe Sr., his wife Carolyn Rowe, and his grandson Chase White who was born on...
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Donald Lee Nabors

June 27, 1932 - November 16, 2016

Donald Lee Nabors, 84, of Bartlett passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital-Memphis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War, a member of Providence Baptist Church, loved NASCAR and Ole Miss football. Mr. Nabors was preceded in death by his first wife of 47 years, Mary Elizabeth Nabors; and is survived by his current wife of 15 years, Bonnie...
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Donna Kay Henley

May 17, 1943 - November 14, 2016

Donna Kay Henley, of Arlington, Tennessee passed away November 14, 2016; she was 73. She was preceded in death by her children, Chris Campbell and Amanda Henley. She is survived by her sons, Bryan Campbell (Sheri) and Terry Turnmire; her grandchildren, Lauren, Corey, and Natalee Campbell, Ty Ferguson; and her brother, Gene Hilliard (Audrey). The family will receive friends on Thursday,...
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John A. LEWELLEN

December 27, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Margaret Rita McCurdy

August 23, 1934 - November 13, 2016

Margaret "Peggy" R. McCurdy, 82, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. Mrs. McCurdy worked for Catholic Charities until her retirement. She was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church Bartlett, where she was a member of the bowling league, Thursday bible study, Family Focus, and Young at Heart . Peggy was devoted to her family and serving others. She was preceded in...
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John A. Lewellen

December 27, 1930 - November 13, 2016

John Amon Lewellen, 85, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was born in Ripley, MS on December 27, 1930 to Claude Lee and Mary Rickles Lewellen. Mr Lewellen was a U.S. Army veteran and was a retired bus driver with Memphis Area Transit Authority. Mr. Lewellen was preceded in death by his dear wife, Frances Lewellen and is survived by a son, Brent (Jill) Lewellen of Rossville,...
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Fred Edward Eason

May 2, 1932 - November 12, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Kenneth Long

September 26, 1934 - November 12, 2016

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Wynelle Staggs

November 11, 1934 - November 12, 2016

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Kenneth R. Long

September 26, 1934 - November 12, 2016

Kenneth R. Long, 82, of Cordova, Tennessee passed away on November 12, 2016. Mr. Long is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 60 years, Bettye Pullig Long; his two loving sons, Scott Long (Stephanie), Kip Long (Allison); his adored grandchildren, Hannah Posey (Michael), Jennifer Long, Kaycee Long, and Piper Long; three great-grandchildren whom he cherished, Bailey, Jada, and Hayden; and...
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Wynelle Hargett Staggs

November 11, 1934 - November 12, 2016

Wynelle Hargett Staggs, 82, of Memphis, passed away at her home on Saturday, November 12, 2016. She was born on November 11, 1934 in Fulton, Mississippi, to James Everett and Jewel Irene (Moore) Hargett. Being from Itawamba County, she attended Tremont High School. After spending her working years at Universal Car Loading, Baddour Wholesale, Co. and U.S. Xpress, she enjoyed retirement and took...
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Stanley R. ELLISON

July 8, 1949 - November 11, 2016

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Stanley Ray Ellison

July 8, 1949 - November 11, 2016

Stanley Ray Ellison, 67, of Collierville passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at Baptist Hospital-Collierville. He was employed with Ed's Supply of Memphis and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Ellison is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Debra R. Ellison; sons, Stan Ellison of Sandy, Utah and Craig Ellison (Amber) of Collierville; grandchildren, Gavin Ellison and Jordan Kamerzink;...
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Thomas W. Richardson

March 15, 1951 - November 10, 2016

Thomas W. Richardson, 65, of Germantown passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Methodist Hospital-Germantown. He was born March 15, 1951 in Jackson, MS and was raised in Forest, MS. Mr. Richardson was a graduate of Forest High School, graduate of Mississippi State and a graduate of Oklahoma State where he received his Master's Degree. He worked for Sparks Commodities, Methane Commodities...
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Sally Kathleen Franklin

March 17, 1953 - November 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Sandra Kay Cook

September 20, 1954 - November 7, 2016

Sandra Kay Cook, 62, of Bartlett, TN, retired administrative assistant from First Tennessee Bank, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016. She is survived by her daughter Lee-Ann Coombs, and three granddaughters Alicia, Bethany, and Chelsea Jackson.
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Joyce Sullivan Pugh

July 27, 1923 - November 5, 2016

Joyce Sullivan Pugh, 93, of Olive Branch, retired nurse from Baptist Hospital, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Joyce worked over 30 years for Baptist Hospital and was a member of Longview Heights Baptist Church. She also enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She is survived by her daughter Pamela Pugh, seven nieces and three nephews. The family will receive friends from 1pm until service...
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Wanda Marie Clover

May 28, 1932 - November 5, 2016

Wanda Marie Palmer Clover passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016. She was born May 28, 1932 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Eldon & Stella (Flanakin) Palmer. She was a 1950 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. She was married to Floyd Eugene Clover for 53 years who preceded her in death. Wanda leaves behind her three daughters, Pam Harris (Darryl), Kim James (Anthony) and Patti Wiley (Jamie). She...
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Michael DeWayne Smith

March 27, 1962 - November 4, 2016

Michael DeWayne Smith, 54 of Oakland, TN, went on to be with the Lord, on Friday, November 4, 2016. Michael was a sound engineer for Calvary Church of the Nazarene and loved making home movies with his family. He never met a stranger and was totally in love with every child God has created. Michael is survived by his children Holly Smith, Christopher Smith (Rachel), Amber Brown (Hunter), Brandon...
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Ava Kaylyn Winn

July 11, 2015 - November 3, 2016

Ava Kaylyn Winn (Ava Bear), 15 months old, was born in Memphis, TN July 11, 2015 and resided in Arlington, TN were she passed away on November 3, 2016. She is the daughter of Eric and Jennifer Winn. Ava was dearly loved and she brought tremendous joy to her family. The celebration of life services will be held at 1000 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Garden located at 3700 N. Germantown in...
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Kenneth L. Collins

September 22, 1937 - November 3, 2016

Ken L. Collins, 79, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away on November 3, 2016. Mr. Collins was retired from the U.S. Navy after 28 years of service. He also worked for FedEx for 12 years following his service in the Navy. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. Mr. Collins was well loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Collins is survived by his wife of sixty years,...
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Mildred Louise Raymond

February 20, 1928 - October 30, 2016

Mildred Louise Raymond passed away on October 30, 2016. She was a long-time employee of Sam's Club in Memphis and a member of Cherry Road Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir and fellowshipping with her church family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 2 from 1:00 until service at 2:00pm at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N Germantown Road...
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Edward Charles Moore

March 29, 1954 - October 29, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Barbara M. Moore

January 6, 1954 - October 29, 2016

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Barbara and Edward Moore

January 6, 1954 - October 29, 2016

Barbara M. Moore, 62, of Memphis, is now being comforted in the arms of our sweet Jesus as of Saturday, October 29, 2016. She has been reunited with her parents, Aubrey and Elsie Moore, and her brother Jerry L. Moore. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Steven Moore (Ann) of Roanoke, TX and David Moore (Katrina) of Memphis; grandchildren, Emma, Gabe, and Cameron Moore; sister,...
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Edward Charles Moore, Jr.

March 29, 1954 - October 29, 2016

Edward Charles Moore, Junior was born March 29, 1954 to Edward Charles and Virginia Rogers Moore. "Ed" was preceded in death by his father, brother Dr. Brent Alan Moore, and is survived by his mother, his brother Pete Moore of Chattanooga, Tennessee and his sister Virginia Claire Moore of Cape Coral, Florida. Edward Moore is survived by his son Steven Moore, his wife Ann Mitchell Moore,...
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William Frank Ward, Sr.

September 12, 1937 - October 29, 2016

William Frank Ward, Sr., 79, of Memphis passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. He was a retired typesetter with the Commercial Appeal, a Master Mason and was very involved with coaching football at Egypt Central Middle School many years ago. Mr. Ward was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Ward. He was a loving father to Frankie Ward, Jr. of Cordova, Kathie Ward of Memphis and Bryan...
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Nathaniel Draper, Jr.

December 5, 1961 - October 28, 2016

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 28, 2016, the Father whispered Nathaniel Draper, Jr. and he transitioned to his heavenly home in the presence of the Lord. We know he had a song and a smile. On Tuesday, December 5, 1961, Mrs. Marguerite Davis Draper and Mr. Nathaniel Draper, Sr. welcomed Nathaniel Jr., their sixth child, into their lives with great joy. Nathaniel accepted Christ into...
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Phyllis A. Smothers

October 7, 1946 - October 28, 2016

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Phyllis Ann Smothers

October 7, 1946 - October 28, 2016

Phyllis Ann Smothers, 70, of Millington, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016. She was born in Memphis on October 7, 1946 to Artee and Marjorie (nee. Reid) Aycock. Spending time with her grandchildren and going to garage sales were two of her favorite things. Ms Smothers is survived by her daughter and son in law, Abby and Earl Morton, Jr. of Millington; son and daughter in law, Arty and...
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Margaret Wright Nerren

December 9, 1921 - October 27, 2016

Margaret Wright Nerren went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct 27, 2016. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Johnny Nerren, her baby, Sandra, and her parents, William Herschel Wright and Vera Williams Wright. She is survived by her two devoted daughters, Sharon Nerren and Jan Carrier, and her sister Thelma Wright, and brother & spouse Bob and Nita Wright, and her...
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Chelsey Rhnea Charnes

March 11, 1992 - October 25, 2016

Chelsey Rhnea Charnes, 24, of Roanoke, VA formerly of Lakeland, TN passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Roanoke. She was a graduate of Arlington High School. Chelsey was the mother of Brooklyn Rhnea Leek (age 3); daughter of Larry and Jeanne Charnes of Lakeland, TN; sister of Christopher and Makayla Charnes of Lakeland, TN; half sister to John David Hastings of Missouri; and granddaughter...
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Gail Irene Sprinkle Morreale

May 22, 1925 - October 25, 2016

Gail Morreale, 91, of Eads, TN formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin R. Sprinkle and her second husband, Jack Morreale. Surviving are her son and daughter in law, Les and Debbie Sprinkle of Eads, TN; grandchildren, Elizabeth Krantz and Douglas Sprinkle and great grandsons, Stephen and Hayden Krantz. Gail was...
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Peggy Jeane Baker

August 6, 1932 - October 23, 2016

Peggy Jeane Stinnett BakerAugust 6, 1932 to October 23, 2016With her family at her side, she passed away at home after a long illness. She leaves James Baker, her husband of 62 years and three children; James H. Baker, Patricia E. Baker, and Andrew M. Baker. She leaves two daughters-in-law, Beth Baker and Mazelle Attiya, who are married to Andrew M., and James H. respectfully.She is the...
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Martha Louise McMillan

February 13, 1934 - October 23, 2016

Martha Louise McMillan, 82, of Memphis passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Methodist Hospital North-Memphis. She was a retired florist, homemaker and a longtime member of Range Hills Baptist Church. Mrs. McMillan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank McMillan. She is survived by her children, David Frank McMillan, Steven Alan McMillan and Anita Lorene Tollman; and nine...
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Virginia Faye Stephens

November 4, 1934 - October 21, 2016

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W. Luther Carlisle

January 5, 1926 - October 21, 2016

Rev. W. Luther Carlisle, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, on October 21, 2016. Luther was born on January 5, 1926 in Lincoln County, Mississippi to Walter Henry and Susie Ritchie Carlisle. A Southern Baptist Minister since 1950, Rev. Carlisle was the founding Pastor of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Louisiana. He then was called to the Memphis area, where he served as Pastor of...
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Virginia Faye Stephens

November 4, 1934 - October 21, 2016

Virginia Faye Stephens, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed on October 21, 2016; she was 81. Faye was born to Ben and Callie Powers Langston in DeSoto County, Mississippi on November 4, 1934. She graduated from Olive Branch High School and soon moved to Memphis where she worked for MLG&W and the IRS. She was primarily devoted to her family as a homemaker, spending countless hours supporting her...
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Jane Gelston Hardage

July 22, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Jane Gelston Hardage, 84, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016. Mrs. Hardage was the daughter of Aaron and Mattie Gelston and is survived by three children Linda Clemens (Mike), David Hardage, and Susan Willis (Mike). Another child, Jeff Hardage, preceded her in death. She leaves her siblings Marion (Bud) Gelston (Pat), Carolyn Doyle (Earl), Ed Gelston (Celia), and Elizabeth Stotts as well...
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Izorla M. WASHINGTON

April 23, 1933 - October 19, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Bradley Wayne Parrish

March 5, 1953 - October 18, 2016

Bradley Wayne Parrish, 63, of Arlington, Tennessee, passed away October 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Blanche Parrish; two sons, Patrick and Kyle Parrish; and his step-daughter, Jennifer Lawrence. He is survived by his wife, Betsy Parrish; his son, Shaun Parrish; his sister, Melanie Cummings (Gary); three brothers, Steve Parrish, Richard Parrish (Sheila), and Mark...
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Patricia Sue Burton Ervin

November 16, 1944 - October 18, 2016

Patricia Sue Burton Ervin, 71, of Millington, TN, retired medical transcriptionist, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at her home. She was a member of South Tipton Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Ervin was preceded in death by her parents Jack Loren Burton and Bessie Modean Burton, and her niece Tammy Rappel. She is survived by her husband of 51 years J.R., her children; Leslie Owen (Chuck)...
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Max Elkins

September 23, 1939 - October 13, 2016

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Max H. Elkins

September 23, 1939 - October 13, 2016

Max H. Elkins, 77 years old of Bartlett, TN, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, October 13, 2016. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hayti, MO to Cletus Lewis Elkins and Edna Treece Elkins. Mr. Elkins was a graduate of Tech High where he met the love of his life, Sue Vickers Elkins. They celebrated their marriage and family for 57 years. Mr. Elkins retired from...
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Zachary Dowe Rutherford

February 17, 1995 - October 10, 2016

Zachary Dowe (Scooter) Rutherford, 21, of Olive Branch, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016. He was a 2013 graduate of Desoto Central High School and was a supervisor at his family business, R and R Landscape Services, LLC. He is survived by his mother, Jeannie Rutherford; father and step mother, Donald and Jamie Rutherford, all of Olive Branch; grandmothers, Jane Rutherford of Southaven and...
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Luong Huu Nguyen

April 11, 1938 - October 10, 2016

Luong Huu Nguyen, 78, of Bartlett, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016. He was born on April 11, 1938 in Nam Dinh, Vietnam to Chuc Huu Nguyen and Khue Thi Hoang and had served with the South Vietnamese Army and was retired from William Sonoma. Mr. Nguyen leaves his wife, Lang T.T. Tran; a daughter, Lan Chi Nguyen of Memphis; two sons, Duc and Tri Nguyen, both of Bartlett; sisters, Kim Hoang...
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Edgar Webber Graham

March 15, 1932 - October 9, 2016

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Edgar W. Graham

March 15, 1932 - October 9, 2016

Edgar W. Graham, 84, passed away at home after battling a long illness on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Edgar was born and raised on Graham Ave. His mother passed when he was 2 years old and he was then raised by his Aunt and Uncle, Jim and Sophie Powell. He was a graduate of Bartlett High School and Memphis State University and a Korean war veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a draftsman at...
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Daniel R. Larrabee

September 7, 1949 - October 8, 2016

Daniel R. Larrabee, 67, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on October 8, 2016 after battling cancer for the past year. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on September 7, 1949. He is previously deceased by his sister, Jane McCarthy. He is survived by his loving husband, Lupe Coronado; two sons, Justin Davis Larrabee (Amanda) and Joshua Carlton Larrabee (Erika); two sisters, Linda J....
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Virginia Tate Finley

March 5, 1933 - October 8, 2016

Virginia Tate Finley, age 83, passed away October 8, 2016. Mrs. Finley was the widow of the late Malcolm E. Finley, is survived by her only child, Deborah Craft and her brother Robert G. Tate of Chattanooga, TN. She leaves 5 grandchildren, Justin Craft, Cody Craft, Leslie Craft, Quinton Craft, and Cheyanne Craft; and 2 great grandchildren, Khylan Craft and Sammie B. Hill, Jr. The family will...
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Patrick Clement Papke

March 3, 1949 - October 7, 2016

Patrick Papke, 67, of Arlington, TN, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 7, 2016. Pat entered the Army in 1966 and served during the Vietnam War, where he earned 2 Bronze Stars and a Vietnam Campaign Medal. After Pat returned home from the war he immediately began his career with Brunswick Corporation. He worked for them for 27 years...
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Mary Heady Mire

July 14, 1942 - October 7, 2016

Mary H. Mire, 74, of Berlin, WI, passed peacefully, joining her son, Wade Lee, and her mother, Mary June Brixley, on October 7, 2016. She was born on July 14, 1942, in Altus, OK. She loved her family, friends, reading, and her dogs. She is survived by her brother, Donald Heady, sister, Jeane Smith, son, William Knoble, and her granddaughter, Sierra Knoble. Mary leaves a host of other loving...
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Cassandra Hunt Chandler

October 3, 1962 - October 7, 2016

Cassandra "Casey" Hunt Chandler, 54, of Millington, TN, loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. She was born on October 03, 1962, in Sherman, Texas.She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, TN, volunteer in her community, a Sports Booster Leader, and PTA Representative. Casey enjoyed gardening, traveling, children's sporting events, and...
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Thomas Loyd Swatley

February 20, 1956 - October 5, 2016

Thomas Loyd Swatley, 60, of Bartlett, TN retired welder, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. He loved to fish, work on the farm, and help anyone he had the chance. Tommy is survived by his wife of 35 years JoAnn, his mother Mary Swatley, and two sisters and three brothers. He also leaves his extended family Richard Sessions, Melissa Sessions, Sean Sessions, Catalina Morris, a host of...
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Emily Davis Courtney

May 27, 1988 - October 4, 2016

Emily Davis Courtney, 28, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away and joined her mother in heaven on October 4, 2016. She was born on May 27, 1988 in Memphis, TN. Emily graduated with her bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville on May 10th, 2010. On November 14, 2015, she married her husband Patrick Ryan Courtney. She loved her family, her friends, and her dog Fancy. Emily was preceded by her mother...
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Walter Ira Longsworth, Jr.

November 15, 1929 - October 4, 2016

Walter Ira Longsworth, Jr. "Nick," of Memphis, TN passed away on October 4th, 2016; he was 86. Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Nick was a graduate of Wabash College and Harvard, MBA. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a son of an American Revolutionary. He moved to Memphis in 1967 as board member and vice-president of Lilly Industrial Coatings. Nick loved...
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David Edward Terry

September 13, 1952 - October 4, 2016

David Terry, 64, passed away October 4th 2016. He leaves his wife, Laurie; daughters: Melynda and Beth, and 4 grandchildren. His mother Gwendolyn and 3 siblings: Gary, Susan and Doug. David was an Army veteran and retired forklift driver. Viewing will be Saturday October 8th at 9 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown.
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Merlin Lawrence Taylor

January 4, 1930 - October 3, 2016

Merlin Taylor, 86, of Germantown, TN, formerly of Washington, DC and the Maryland suburbs, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016. He was a Life Member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), having joined the union in his beloved city of New Orleans as an apprentice in February 1951. After completing apprenticeship, he became active in union affairs and his...
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Jean Smith Johnson

September 8, 1933 - October 3, 2016

Jean Marie Smith Johnson, 83, was born September 8, 1933, in Memphis, Tennessee to Eugene and Mary Smith. She graduated from Central High School in Memphis. On November 26, 1952, Jean was united in marriage to Bobby Joe Johnson, and to this union was born four daughters. Jean and Bob celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in November 2013. Jean was devoted to her husband, her children, her...
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James Walter Baum

July 9, 1945 - October 3, 2016

James W. Baum, of Germantown, TN, passed away October 3, 2016; he was 71. Jimmy (frequently called "Baum") leaves his wife, Kaye, of 49 years, his brother, Elbert Baum (Diane) of Covington, Roselyn Cowan, sister-in-law, Marty Overton and Larry Overton, brothers-in-law. He was "Uncle Jimmy" to a host of beloved nieces, nephews and many other loved ones. Jimmy was preceded in death by his sister...
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Teresa Marie Hinders

March 7, 1928 - October 2, 2016

Teresa Marie Swanson Hinders, 88, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and made the world's best peanut brittle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Hinders, and two grandchildren, Richard Johnson and Becky Dick. Teresa is survived by her children Eugene Hinders (Eileen) of Arlington, TN, Linda...
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Elton A. FREE

May 26, 1926 - September 30, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Elton A. FREE

May 26, 1926 - September 30, 2016

Elton A Free, of Memphis, TN, passed away September 30, 2016; he was 90. He was retired from Harrison Manufacturing, a member of Wells Station Baptist Church, and a fifty year member of Unity #95 Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Mrs. Bertha Free; his daughters, Charlotte Pumroy (Richard), Debi Gunter (Mike); his grandsons, John Pumroy (Elizabeth), David Pumroy, Mark...
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Anita Jean Burroughs

January 5, 1936 - September 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Howard Raymond Paul

January 2, 1925 - September 27, 2016

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Howard Raymond Paul

January 2, 1925 - September 27, 2016

Howard Raymond Paul was called to Heaven on the morning of September 27th, 2016. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Stonewall Jackson Paul and Rosa Lee Paul, and his sister, Ruby Wonda Dail. Howard is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lurene B. Paul, two sons, Donald Howard Paul (Jennifer) and Daniel Raymond Paul, three grandchildren, Stanley William Paul (Krista), Molly Rose...
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Peggie Sue Weir

September 14, 1934 - September 26, 2016

Peggie R. Weir, 82, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, September 26 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was known for her love of family, friends and her Catholic faith. Peggie Sue was born on September 14, 1934. One of five children born to Conon and Roxie Roberson. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, three of her brothers; Conon, Bobby and JB and...
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Alberta B. DAVIS

April 12, 1928 - September 25, 2016

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Robert A. PARKER

May 4, 1946 - September 24, 2016

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Kimberly R. Currie

March 10, 1970 - September 23, 2016

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Roberta Lee Cash

July 16, 1939 - September 23, 2016

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Clifford Jackson Livesay

August 15, 1930 - September 23, 2016

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Roberta L. Sliger Cash

July 16, 1939 - September 23, 2016

Roberta L. Sliger Cash, formerly of Shelby County, passed away September 23, 2016; she was 77. Roberta was a devoted Christian, mother, and wife. She retired from Kroger, enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes, and loved to babysit her granddaughters and other children. She was previously deceased by her husband, Howard L. Cash as well as her siblings, Neil, Alfred, Louis, Betty, Mildred,...
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Beverly Jo Rowlett

August 31, 1956 - September 23, 2016

Beverly Jo Rowlett, 60, of Braden, TN, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. She was a member of Macon Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father Bill Brents. Beverly is survived by her husband Pat Rowlett, her daughters; April Baker (Jason), Kim Blair (Justin), Heather Jackson (Jeremy), her mother Sue Brents, her brother Keith Brents, her sister Susan Brents, her...
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Lucille T. ANDERSON

October 22, 1932 - September 22, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Rebecca Sue McMahon

January 26, 1945 - September 22, 2016

Rebecca Sue McMahon, of Arlington, passed away on September 22, 2016; she was 71. She was a retired special education teacher and a loving mother. The family will receive friends at St. Ann Catholic Church, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN on Saturday, September 24 from ten o'clock until the time of Mass at noon. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed...
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Mary Katherine Boren

January 14, 1922 - September 21, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Mary Katherine Boren

January 14, 1922 - September 21, 2016

Mary Katherine Boren, 94, of Arlington, TN, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She is survived by her beloved granddaughter Tina Miotti and her husband Tracey; her great grandchildren Brandie, Dalton, and Sterling as well as her adored great great grandchildren Palmer and Skylar Soucy. A celebration of Mary Katherine's life will be at a 10 am, on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at...
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Cynthia Louise LANGSTON

September 15, 1949 - September 20, 2016

Cynthia Louise Young Langston, of Arlington, passed away on September 20, 2016; she was 67. Mrs. Langston was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Young, her father, Thomas Young, and her husband, Richard Langston. She is survived by her children, Eric Langston and Wendy Langston, her brother, Chris Young (Ann), and her sister, Shari Leeman (Jeff), as...
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