Our Obituaries

Rachel Elizabeth CULVER

December 21, 1978 - August 28, 2016

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David Williams

September 16, 1938 - August 27, 2016

David Williams, of Memphis, TN passed away at his home on August 27, 2016; he was 77. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Williams loved music, often playing to small audiences in the Memphis area. Mr. Williams was a loving husband to Patricia Williams before her passing in 2011, and a loving father to James Welker, who passed in 2012. He deeply loved his grandchildren, whom...
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George L. Jensen

July 17, 1929 - August 25, 2016

George Leroy Jensen, 87, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away on August 25, 2016. George was a retired bricklayer, stonemason, masonry mechanic, masonry contractor, and restaurant owner "Braden Station. " He was born in New York City, NY on July 17, 1929 and graduated from Stubenville High School Stubenville, Ohio. George completed his bricklayer apprenticeship in 1950...
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Mary Sanders

September 30, 1927 - August 24, 2016

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Stanley James Miekicki, Jr.

February 6, 1949 - August 24, 2016

Devoted to his family, a devout Catholic, a patriot, and an unfailing gentleman for every time and place, Stanley James Miekicki, Jr. died on August 24, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee after battling pancreatic cancer for seven years. He was born on February 6, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Stanley J. and Lucille Miekicki. His family moved to Memphis when Stanley was five years old. He attended St. Paul...
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Thomas Scott Parker

July 23, 1944 - August 24, 2016

Thomas Scott Parker, 72, of Memphis, TN, was born July 23, 1944 and passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his home. He was a retired rate clerk for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He served as vice president for the Memphis Railroad and Trolley museum and on the board of directors for Raleigh Community Council. He was also appointed to the Ethics Committee for the City of Memphis. He was...
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Betty Jane Young

November 17, 1931 - August 22, 2016

Betty Jane Young (Nana) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on August 22, 2016. Betty was married to her high school sweetheart, Lloyd A. Young for 65 years. Together, they had two children, Anita Melrose (Jim) and Allen Young (Lisa). She left behind four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Betty was born in Aurora, MO on November 17, 1931. She was second in line of...
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Lou Willie BAKER

February 19, 1922 - August 17, 2016

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Lou W. Baker

February 19, 1922 - August 17, 2016

Lou Baker, 94, went home to be with the Lord, August 17, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born February 19, 1922 in Clifton, TN to Mary Maggie Thompson Prine and Edd Guy Prine. She is predeceased by her parents, husband, Wm. McDowell Baker, sister, Ollie Prine Shelton, Hazel Prine and Robert Guy Prine.Billie grew up in Wayne County, TN but moved to Memphis to pursue...
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Patricia Ann FORSYTHE

June 21, 1938 - August 16, 2016

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Teresa Gilbert

November 16, 1952 - August 16, 2016

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Burline Crowder Jones

December 25, 1925 - August 16, 2016

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Patricia Ann Wheatley Forsythe

June 21, 1938 - August 16, 2016

Patricia Ann Wheatley Forsythe went to be with the Lord Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Pat's long battle with "ALS" came to an end at her home in Bartlett, TN as she gained the Victory of Eternal Life through her "Lord Jesus Christ". Pat was born on June 21, 1938 to Frank Brown Wheatley, Sr. and Marjorie Alida Robertson Wheatley in Gibson County, Tennessee. Pat was a faithful...
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Joyce Hazel Accampo

June 7, 1931 - August 15, 2016

Joyce Hazel Accampo, 85 of Taylors, SC, formerly of Memphis, passed away in Taylor's, SC on Monday, August 15, 2016. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Accampo, the widow of Emil Roy Accampo, is survived by her three sons, Dominic R. Accampo of Memphis, Anthony D. Accampo of Oakland, TN and Stephen G. Accampo of Taylor's, SC; one daughter, Linda J. Accampo also of...
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Jane K. Smith

August 12, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Jane K. Smith, 90, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. She was the widow of Maj. James T. Smith, USAF, Ret. and is survived by one daughter, Pamela J. Hilliard of Bartlett, Ian M. (Mary) Smith of Memphis and Terry R. (Sandra) Smith of Knoxville; six grandchildren, Susan Martin, Laura James, Randy Smith, Leslie Smith, Josh Smith, and Kerri Keaton and six great grandchildren,...
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Helen Emma Jean CANUP

December 19, 1938 - August 13, 2016

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Douglas L. Kelly

March 14, 1946 - August 13, 2016

Douglas L. Kelly, 70, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Galloway Nursing Home. He was born on March 14, 1946 in Goshen, Indiana to Jack and Jean Kelly. He graduated from Millington Central High School in 1964and received his undergraduate degree from Memphis State. He is survived by his daughter, Courtney Orians (Josh), 2 grand- children, Wyatt and Amelia, his sister, Barbara K. Kelly ...
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Helen Emma Jean Canup

December 19, 1938 - August 13, 2016

Helen Emma Jean Canup, 77, passed away August 13, 2016 at Baptist Hospital- Tipton . She was an avid reader, a member of Leawood Baptist Church in Memphis and a devoted wife, mother, grand-mother and homemaker.She is preceded in death by her parents, Emory D. and Sidney Lodge Sims; seven siblings, Jackson D. Sims, Margaret Powell, Paul E. Sims, Tony L. Sims, Fred T. Sims, Emory D. Sims and Hazel...
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Ginko Tamaki Taylor

May 17, 1944 - August 13, 2016

Ginko Tamaki Taylor, 72, of Cordova, TN passed away on August 13, 2016 at her home surrounded by her husband and her family. She lost her two-and-a-half-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born May 17, 1944 in Osato Son, Okinawa to the Seiei Tamaki and Natsuko Miyashiro Tamaki. She was predeceased in death by her parents. She is survived by four brothers and three sisters in Okinawa and...
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Beverly Ray Owens

November 15, 1931 - August 12, 2016

Beverly Ray Owens, 84, courageous and in good spirits to the end, passed away at his home Friday, August 12, 2016, after a battle with cancer. He was a lifelong Memphian, graduate of Memphis State, and an attorney who loved family, friends, food, books, golf, U of M athletics and law. He is preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Inez Owens. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diana...
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Patrick Joseph Jansen

July 4, 1927 - August 12, 2016

Patrick Joseph Jansen, 89, of Memphis, TN, died peacefully in his sleep on August 12, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 4, 1927, in Pocahontas, AR, to Andrew and Mary Jansen. While serving in the Army, he fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Silver and Bronze Star for his exemplary service. Afterward, he attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas. He...
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Linda J. Winters

November 7, 1951 - August 10, 2016

Linda J. Winters, 64, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She worked for Brother International and later she retired from Walmart. She was very active in her children and grandchildren's lives. She was preceded in death by her father Waymon Sellers and her brother Wendell Sellers. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Herbert Winters, her daughter Michelle...
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Jenell Nash PEARSALL

January 25, 1938 - August 9, 2016

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Jenell Nash Pearsall

January 25, 1938 - August 9, 2016

Jenell Pearsall of Cordova, TN, 77, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The family will receive friends from 4-6pm, on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 10am, on Monday, August 15, 2016, all to be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133.
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Eleanor L. Madden

November 19, 1922 - August 9, 2016

Eleanor L. Madden, 93, of Memphis, TN, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Madden. Eleanor is survived by her children Sandra Buchanan, Terry Madden (Beverly), Lonnie Madden (Sherry), Shirley Booher, Bobby Madden (Diane), Bonnie Servantes (Ray), thirteen grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. The...
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Jerome Foster Zarth

January 7, 1939 - August 8, 2016

MCPO Jerome Foster Zarth, 77, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2016. Senior Master Chief Zarth retired from the U.S. Navy after 32 years of service to his country. He was the loving husband of Kimiko Maruyama Zarth for 48 years before her passing in April. He is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Kim Zarth (Chris Cronkhite) of Battle Creek, MI; former son-in-law, James Nelson of West...
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Dorothy Faye Sitch

November 11, 1941 - August 8, 2016

Dorothy Faye (Owens, Kellett) Sitch"Dot, Dottie"Dot, a longtime resident of Millington Tennessee, went home to the Lord at age 74 on August 8th 2016 at 2:38pm.Dot was born on November 11, 1941 to Arthur Richard Owens and Flora Beatrice (May) Owens in Keiser Arkansas. She grew up in the area of Corning Arkansas, and left school after completing the eighth grade to work to support her family. At...
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Lelia Jayne Harris

December 4, 1944 - August 7, 2016

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Margaret Ruth BARTON

December 24, 1922 - August 7, 2016

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Jayne Harris Goodman

December 4, 1944 - August 7, 2016

Jayne Harris Goodman, of Lake Cormorant, passed away August 7, 2016; she was 71. Jayne was a commercial transportation driver for Greyhound, Dealers Auto Auction, and other companies during her career. She enjoyed oil painting, drawing, sketching, and jewelry making; she was a very artistic and crafty individual. She was a member of Eudora Baptist Church and was known for being very giving and...
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Margaret Ruth Barton

December 24, 1922 - August 7, 2016

Margaret Ruth Barton, of Memphis, passed away on August 7, 2016; she was 93. Mrs. Barton was a housewife before beginning a long career in sales. During her career, she sold everything from menswear's to Avon products. She immensely enjoyed socializing with the network of contacts she had made over the years. She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her...
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Amanda Lynne Murley

March 14, 1990 - August 6, 2016

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Margaret WEEKS

January 1, 1929 - August 6, 2016

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Jim L. Richards

January 6, 1938 - August 6, 2016

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Daniel Parr

July 18, 1949 - August 6, 2016

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Johnny Craig Kennedy

December 17, 1958 - August 6, 2016

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Johnny Craig Kennedy, Sr.

December 17, 1958 - August 6, 2016

Johnny Craig Kennedy, Sr., age 57, of Memphis, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016. Craig began his early career on the Illinois Central (IC) Railroad, with his grandfather and younger brother. It is presently called the Canadian National Railway. He went on to become a certified millwright journeyman with the Local Union 1544. Among many other jobs and hobbies, he was also a certified welder...
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Dorothy EASON

March 22, 1930 - August 5, 2016

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Dorothy L. Eason

March 22, 1930 - August 5, 2016

Dorothy L. Eason, 86, of Horn Lake, MS passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 in Guttenberg, Iowa. She was born March 22, 1930 in Memphis to the late, George Dewey and Gertrude Gilette Estes. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a member of Church Road Baptist Church in Horn Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobbie M. Eason; sister, Gene Bledsoe; and is survived by her...
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Marlon Louann Prentice Busby

July 18, 1933 - August 5, 2016

Marlon Louann Prentice Busby, 83, of Bartlett, TN went to her heavenly home on Friday, August 5, 2016 at Methodist Hospice Residence-Memphis. She was born in Waynesboro, Tennessee July 18, 1933 to the late, John Andrew and Mary Blanche Atkins Prentice. Mrs. Busby was a member of Berclair Church of Christ since 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Busby; brother, Billy...
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April Dawn Little Johnson

April 26, 1968 - August 5, 2016

April Dawn Little Johnson was born April 26, 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the third daughter of the late Harold Little and Gladys Little. April grew up with her sisters, Suzanne (Tom) and Lynda (Al) in Pittsburgh. She and her entire family love football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, "Go Steelers!!" After graduating from high school April attended CACC in Pittsburgh and...
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Chandler James Baack

April 20, 2001 - August 3, 2016

Chandler James Baack, 15, of Fort Mitchell, Alabama passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in Columbus, Georgia. He was a student at Russell County High School in Seale, Alabama. Chandler is survived by his father, Jeremy Baack (Shanna) of Fort Mitchell, Alabama; mother, Emily Baack of Savannah, Georgia; siblings, Mackenzie and Piper Baack of Savannah, Georgia, Gunner and Grace Baack of Fort...
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Roger David Barnhill

July 14, 1942 - August 2, 2016

Roger David Barnhill, 74 of Memphis passed away on August 2, 2016. He leaves his wife Beverly Ann Barnhill; daughters, Kandi M. Barnhill-Cox and husband Chris of Arkansas, and Heather Barnhill of Michigan; sons, Danny M Barnhill and wife Janet of Tennessee and David Barnhill of Michigan; fourteen grandchildren, Brittany Cox-Clark and husband Chris, Madison Cox, Mallory Cox, Aiden Cox, Anne...
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Gene Eugene Fletcher

January 10, 1938 - August 1, 2016

Gene Fletcher, age 78, died Monday, August 1 after a short illness. He attended Bolton High School, Lambuth College and The University of Memphis. Gene was the owner of Fletcher Concrete Company in Millington. He served as Alderman and Vice Mayor of Arlington, Mayor of Lakeland and in countless other charitable organizations including the Lakeland Lions Club. He was also a member of Arlington...
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Dorothy Y. Martin

June 9, 1922 - August 1, 2016

Dorothy Yvette Martin, 94, of Olive Branch, MS, passed away in her home August 1, 2016. Dorothy was born in Strafford, MO, June 9, 1922. She spent her childhood on farms, including the Hubble Ranch, in southwest, Missouri. She learned to drive at the age of 10 and continued driving into her 90's. Dorothy was known for her love of horses and enjoyed riding with her sisters in the annual Fourth...
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Norman Paul Hagemeyer

January 8, 1944 - July 30, 2016

Norman Paul Hagemeyer, 72, was born in St. Louis, MO and passed away on July 30, 2016 in St. Louis after a determined battle with Leukemia. He was a proud graduate of Frayser High "Class of 62", Memphis State University, "Class of 66" with an engineering degree and Cecil Humphreys School of Law in 1972. After college, he worked at International Harvester before going to law school. During his...
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Harold L. Mook

July 6, 1926 - July 30, 2016

Harold L. Mook, 90, of Arlington, Tennessee formerly of Salix, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 during World War II then after his discharge he started working on the river in 1947 with Missouri Valley for 35 years and then Fullen Dock in 1982 with 33 years of service. Mr. Mook was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Cairo, Illinois and...
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Marynell Nell Holtermann

October 3, 1943 - July 30, 2016

Marynell Holtermann, 72, of Cordova, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Born October 3, 1943 in Owensboro, KY, Marynell received a Masters Degree in Counseling from Memphis State University. She was a devoted homemaker and served as her husband's selfless caregiver for twenty years. Marynell will be remembered for her passion for gardening, her amazing cooking, and most of all for her...
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Kenneth Merle BENEFIELD

April 18, 1938 - July 26, 2016

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William Marcus Burks

March 11, 1960 - July 26, 2016

William "Marc" Burks, of Memphis, passed away on July 26, 2016; he was 56. Mr. Burks was an information technology specialist with the University of Tennessee. He was the very proud and loving father of three sons, William Bailey Burks, Robert Ethan Burks, and Elijah Len Burks. He enjoyed watching older Sci-Fi and comedy movies with his sons, taught them how to cook, and shared his "nerdy-ness...
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Julee Shelton Aldrich

May 10, 1957 - July 26, 2016

Julee S. Aldrich, 59, of Bartlett, TN, entered into Heaven, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She taught at Madonna Learning Center and was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Julee was preceded in death by her father John E. Shelton and her sister Jentri Marra. She is survived by her loving husband Michael Aldrich, her children; Andrew Aldrich and his wife Rachael, Stephen Aldrich, and Olivia Aldrich,...
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Mary Jewel Hill

February 13, 1931 - July 25, 2016

Mary Jewel Hill, born in Fulton, Mississippi, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Monday July 25, 2016. She enjoyed sewing, baking and drinking coffee. She was a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church. Jewel is survived by her children; Charles David Hill, Donna Hill Taylor (Robert), and Renee Hill Wilcox (Matt); 8 grandchildren; and 13 great...
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Drew Drew Weathers

August 14, 1986 - July 22, 2016

Drew Weathers, 29, of Memphis, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016. He was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church, graduate of the University of Memphis, worked in the Admissions office at the Southern College of Optometry and was an avid and loyal fan of both the Memphis Tigers and the Memphis Grizzlies. Drew leaves his dear wife, Laura Elizabeth Weathers; a brother, Brian Weathers of Memphis;...
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Mechelle Lee Cox

November 13, 1967 - July 19, 2016

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Thomas Melvin BLUMER

June 13, 1947 - July 19, 2016

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Mechelle Lee Owen Cox

November 13, 1967 - July 19, 2016

Mechelle Lee Owen Cox, 48, of Memphis passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was a hairdresser, a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, was a member of Collierville First Baptist Church, loved reading her bible and preaching to others about God. Mechelle was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Gail Owen; brother, Christopher Owen; and is survived by her...
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Bill C. Jenkins

January 20, 1938 - July 17, 2016

Bill Jenkins, 78, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was a member of Audubon Baptist Church, US Air Force veteran, former Lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department and was retired from Performance Toyota. Bill was the widower of Mary Jenkins and is survived by a daughter, Candy McCullough; sons, Robert (Nickye) Jenkins of Mt. Juliet, TN and Mike (Connie) Jenkins of Memphis;...
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Mildred P. SISK

October 17, 1921 - July 15, 2016

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Julia Fox Edwards

December 2, 1929 - July 15, 2016

God called his child, Julia Jewel Fox Edwards, to her heavenly home on Friday, July 15, 2016. She was 86 years old. Julia was born in the Bending Chestnut community of Williamson County, TN to Thomas Collie Fox, Sr. and Jewell Warf Fox. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, J.W. Edwards, her parents, her brother Gilbert Fox, and sisters Mavis Fox Davis, Elise Fox Baker,...
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Mildred Patterson Sisk

October 17, 1921 - July 15, 2016

Mildred Sisk, 94, passed away at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston, Mississippi on July 15, 2016. She leaves her three children, Walter Sisk, Jr and Marcy Keith of Pope, Mississippi and Pamela Coburn (Kimball Coburn) of Claremont, CA. She leaves twelve grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren, and seventeen great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She...
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Imagene K. Hisaw

April 12, 1953 - July 14, 2016

Imagene Kemp Hisaw, 63 of Arlington, TN passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2016. She was retired from Bartlett Police Department. Imagene was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Dale Hisaw. She is survived by her children Josh Hisaw and his wife Elizabeth, John Hisaw and his wife Sara, and Ashley Battle and her husband Trey, one brother John Kemp, and two grandchildren Avery Liles and Lily...
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Anthony Keith Sneed

August 17, 1953 - July 14, 2016

Beloved husband, father, brother, best friend, musician, and resident jokester, Tony Sneed, was called home to be with the Lord after suffering an unexpected heart attack at his home in Memphis, TN on July 14, 2016 at the age of 62.Tony is survived by his wife, Karen Sneed; son, Blaze Sneed; step children, Allison Carson (Blake) and Andrew Yarbrough; siblings, Dennis Lee; Sandra Jubinville (Rick)...
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Chrystal LESLIE

October 30, 1922 - July 13, 2016

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Chris McMasters Leslie

October 30, 1922 - July 13, 2016

Mrs. Chrystal T. Leslie, the matriarch of our family, went to be with our Lord and Savior on July 13, 2016. She had a long and productive life of 93 years .Chrystal was born in Burnsville, MS where she picked cotton on the farm and played basketball. She was a little farm girl that came to Memphis and worked at Sears Crosstown. Her love and faith in God led her to serve others through missionary...
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Melba Jane Hopkins Adams

September 20, 1936 - July 12, 2016

Melba Jane Hopkins Adams, of Memphis, TN, passed away on July 12, 2016; she was 79. Mrs. Adams was a licensed practical nurse for Shelby County before her retirement. She enjoyed reading and loved painting, food, and older murder mystery television shows. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, John Carroll...
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Morris BLAKE

August 4, 1929 - July 11, 2016

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Doris B. Turner Dolan

June 19, 1925 - July 11, 2016

Doris B. Turner Dolan, 91, of Bartlett passed away Monday, July 11, 2016. She was a retired deputy with the Shelby County Trustees Office, member of the Filomena Guild and attended St. Ann Catholic Church-Bartlett. Doris was preceded in death by her two husbands, Curtis J. Turner and John L. Dolan; and is survived by her loving niece, Sereda Pasquariello Reid; children, Jerre Turner (Carol) of...
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Martha Kate Darling

November 15, 1927 - July 10, 2016

Martha Kate Darling, 88, of Bartlett passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. She was born November 15, 1927 in McNairy County, TN, was a homemaker and loved to cook especially candy and cookies for her grandchildren. Mrs. Darling was preceded in death by her husband, James Darling and son, Donald Moore. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Bishop (Daniel Bryars)...
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Robert J. Vaughn

July 30, 1924 - July 8, 2016

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Grace Katherine Cook

November 3, 1934 - July 8, 2016

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Robert Junior Vaughn

July 30, 1924 - July 8, 2016

Robert Junior Vaughn, 91, of Memphis, passed on from this life to be with his Lord and Savior July 8, 2016 surrounded by his family that loved him dearly. He was born on July 30, 1924 to the late William Robert Vaughn and Ethel Vaughn in Dukedom, TN. He was a WWII Air Force veteran who served in Reykjavik, Iceland. As a career electrician he was a proud member of the IBEW Local Union 474 for 68...
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Fred Thornton

February 11, 1959 - July 7, 2016

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Everett D. Henson

August 3, 1926 - July 7, 2016

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James A. Gurley

July 19, 1933 - July 7, 2016

James "Jim" A. Gurley, 82, of Germantown, TN passed away on Thursday, July 7th, 2016. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Marshall Gurley, Melvin Gurley and Raymond Gurley. Mr. Gurley is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Georgia Gurley, son, Mike Gurley, a sister, Marie Snider, and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Gurley was born to Luther and Lois Gurley. He is a U.S. Airforce...
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Marjorie Faye Murphy

June 15, 1936 - July 7, 2016

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Everett Dewey Henson

August 3, 1926 - July 7, 2016

Everett Dewey Henson, Sr., 89, of Memphis, passed away on Thursday, July 07, 2016. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Johnnie Lee Henson and three brothers, Floyd Henson, Coy Dean Henson and Howard Henson. Mr. Henson is survived by his three children, Everett "Ed" Henson, Jr. and his wife Gennette, Cynthia Henson and Julie Henson, seven grandchildren, eleven great...
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Mary Joyce GOULD

November 1, 1924 - July 6, 2016

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Nancy Pylant Swanton Bumpus

June 15, 1960 - July 5, 2016

Nancy Pylant Swanton Bumpus, of Arlington, TN unexpectedly passed away on July 5, 2016; she was 56. Mrs. Bumpus loved the Lord and His Word, carrying her Bible with her everywhere. She loved music and attending rock-and-roll concerts, dancing, and motorcycle riding; she had an active social life and a great sense of humor. She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister. Honest and...
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Paul M. Stanko, Jr.

October 4, 1938 - July 5, 2016

Paul M. Stanko, 77, of Adena, Ohio, passed away on July 5, 2016. Mr. Stanko was born in his family home on October 4, 1938. Mr. Stanko was the definition of a blue-collar worker - hardworking, straightforward, no-nonsense, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy; he was known for saying what he meant and meaning what he said. He was a fantastic father and a devoted husband who made countless...
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Ollie Philhart

July 6, 1938 - July 4, 2016

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Rebecca L. Nash

December 8, 1940 - July 4, 2016

Rebecca L. Nash, 75, of Hernando, MS departed this life and entered God's Kingdom on Monday July 4, 2016. She retired from John Deere after 29 1/2 years of faithful service, was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and was affectionately called "Gracie" by her friends and "Aunt Beck" by family. Ms. Nash is survived by her sister, Betty Riley or Horn Lake, MS as well as numerous...
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Gregory Linn Thomas

June 8, 1964 - July 3, 2016

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Louise O. WOOD

May 27, 1920 - July 3, 2016

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David Lamar King

August 18, 1943 - July 3, 2016

David Lamar King, 72, of Cordova, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016. He was a retired Captain with Memphis Police Dept. and was a USAF veteran. Mr. King is survived by his sons, Scott King of Summerfield, NC, David King of Atoka, TN and Sean King of Cordova; three sisters, Mona Novick, Donna Morgan and Linda Hill; five grandchildren, Simon, Ella, Sophie, Russell and Harley and one great...
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Mae Mae Johnson

February 10, 1926 - July 3, 2016

Mae Funderburk Johnson, 90, of Germantown, passed away on Sunday July 3, 2016. She was born in Hutton, LA, February 10, 1926 and was the 5th of 6 children born to Jesse and Lily Funderburk. Growing up during the depression years, she understood responsibility and the value of hard work. Her family became self-sufficient by raising their own food which required the effort of every member of the...
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Gregory Linn Thomas

June 8, 1964 - July 3, 2016

Greg Thomas, age 52, of Memphis passed away on July 3, 2016 in Savannah, Tennessee. He was a dedicated 30+ year Walmart associate, a devoted Christian, and an active member of Sycamore View Church of Christ where he served as a leader in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry. His loves outside of church and family were fishing and music. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Thomas, and...
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Dorothy Tucker Tedford

January 24, 1926 - July 2, 2016

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Lucy Sonderman Williams

April 15, 1921 - June 30, 2016

Lucy Sonderman Williams, 95, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on June 30, 2016. Mrs. Williams was the loving wife of Mr. Reece Williams for 74 years before his passing in 2014. She was retired from the City of Memphis Park Commission where she worked as a secretary for 25 years. Prior to her time with the park commission, she was one of the first female uniformed police officers in the City...
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Rawley H. CAIN

November 30, 1999 - June 29, 2016

Burial arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens.
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Michael Sean Adrian HICKMAN

September 19, 1968 - June 29, 2016

Michael Sean Adrian Hickman, age 47 died on Wednesday June 29, 2016 at his home in Bartlett, TN after a short illness.A native of Birmingham, AL, he was born on September 19, 1968 to George Benton Frazier and Carol Ann Lunsford. He was a graduate of Pinson Valley High School in Pinson AL. Mike proudly served our great county in the Air Force, obtaining the rank of Sergeant, and served from 1987...
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Charlotte Renee Metheny

June 29, 2016 - June 29, 2016

Charlotte Renee Metheny, infant daughter of Nathan R. and Kaitlin M. Metheny, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She is also survived by her two sisters, Zoe and Isabella Metheny; a brother, Dawson Metheny; grandparents, Patrick and Rhonda of Cordova and Mike (step) and Toni Adams of Sarasota, FL. Also surviving are her great grandmother, Mary Noonan of Cordova, great uncle and great aunt,...
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Richard L. COLLINS

January 21, 1963 - June 26, 2016

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Henry Chester VENNEMANN

November 18, 1935 - June 26, 2016

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Richard Lee Collins, Sr.

January 21, 1963 - June 26, 2016

Richard Lee Collins, Sr., 53, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away at his home on June 26, 2016. Mr. Collins was a fan of music who loved playing guitar, enjoyed landscaping, and working on small engines. He was predeceased by his father, William E. Collins, Jr., his brother, Tommy Collins, and his sister, Linda Poole. Mr. Collins is survived by his mother, Peggy V. Collins, his son, Richard Lee...
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Henry Chester Vennemann

November 18, 1935 - June 26, 2016

Henry Vennemann age 80, passed away on June 26, 2016 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife Shirley Vennemann, three children (and spouses): Linda Cathey (Phillip), Robert Vennemann (Anita), and Brenda Haney (Mike), fourteen grandchildren (and spouses): Rebecca (Blake) Klutts, Candace (Jason) Deweber, Jonathan (Michelle) Cathey, Starla (Tim) Roberts, Josh (Melanie) Davis,...
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Donald Alvin Drewes

March 5, 1932 - June 24, 2016

Donald Alvin Drewes, 84, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Methodist Hospice Residence after a long illness. Don, affectionately known as "Big D." was born March 5, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated in 1950 from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Ohio after which he attended Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. After two years of College, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He...
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Rose Mary Garrone Woodard

June 8, 1928 - June 24, 2016

Rose Mary Garrone Woodard, 88, of Cordova, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was a lifelong Memphian, of the Catholic Faith and was retired from Sears after 40 years of service as a comptroller. Mrs. Woodard, the widow of Lyman W. Woodard, Sr. is survived by a daughter, Roseann Phillips and her husband, Drew of Memphis; a son, Lyman W. (Woody) Woodard and his wife, Patsy; three...
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Cindy Lynn Devine

August 24, 1958 - June 22, 2016

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Cindy Bishop Devine

August 24, 1958 - June 22, 2016

Cindy Bishop Devine, 57, of Memphis, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her residence. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and caring for her dog, Emmy. Her son was the light of her life and loved getting to watch him play/coach baseball. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Dorothy Yahnke; and is survived by her son, J.J. (Shea) Devine of Cordova; grandchildren...
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Pearlene BROWN

July 6, 1941 - June 21, 2016

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