Our Obituaries

Jerry Wayne Hardy

June 21, 1944 - April 18, 2017

Jerry Wayne Hardy, 72, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He retired from MLG&W after 28 years and after retirement went to work for Enterprise for 10 years. Jerry was born in Dyersburg, TN, to the late Harry and Susie Hardy. He was as graduate of Dyersburg High School and attended Lambeth College. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Pat, his daughters Beth...
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Robert Taylor Brasfield, Jr.

April 22, 1923 - April 17, 2017

Robert "Bob" Taylor Brasfield Jr, 93, of Bartlett, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Bob served in the Army during WWII in the Philippines and after the service he went to work for International Harvester and retired from there after 34 years. He was a longtime member of Frayser Presbyterian Church and later Cordova Presbyterian Church. Bob was a handyman and enjoyed woodworking, camping,...
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Randy Randy Smalley

April 17, 1954 - April 16, 2017

William Randy Smalley, 62 of Bartlett, TN passed away April 16, 2017 at Baptist East Hospice Wing. Funeral services to be held at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N. Germantown Rd., Bartlett ,TN 38133, Friday, April 21st, 2017. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. Randy Smalley was born April 17, 1954 in...
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Wanda Lee Whitley

August 23, 1928 - April 14, 2017

Wanda Lee Whitley, 88, of Memphis passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. She was a homemaker, former member of Temple Baptist Church, current member of Hartland Baptist Church and a member of Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Whitley was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Clyde Whitley; daughter, Delores Medders; and sisters, Mildred Noland and Linda Kinder. She is survived by her...
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Becky Padgett

September 1, 1940 - April 13, 2017

Rebecca Ann Padgett, 76, of Lakeland, Tennessee eased into eternity on April 13, 2017. Becky was born to the late Ives and Stella Mae Smith on September 1, 1940. She was raised in the Atlanta area and lived the majority of her adult life in Marietta and Douglasville, Georgia. After retirement from Douglas County, Georgia Board of Commissioners in 2010, she moved to Lakeland, Tennessee to be...
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Wallace E. Person

July 1, 1931 - April 13, 2017

Wallace Edward Person, 85, of Lakeland, Tennessee, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017. Mr. Person was born at home in Bolton, Tennessee on July 1, 1931 to the late Bruce and Sadie Person. He graduated from Bolton High School and later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for twenty-three years. Mr. Person retired from the Air Force as a Chief Flight Engineer/E-9 in 1973. More...
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Kevin Craig O'Guin

April 2, 1955 - April 12, 2017

Kevin Craig O'Guin passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2017 in Lakeland, TN at the age of 62. Kevin is survived by his brothers Tim O'Guin of Hickory Withe, TN and Mike O'Guin of Bristol, RI. His son Brandon O'Guin, Daughter-in-Law Michelle O'Guin and Grandchildren Miles O'Guin, Seth Mynatt and Haley Mynatt of Lakeland, TN. He is preceded in death by his loving...
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Preston Powell Perkins

August 9, 1934 - April 12, 2017

Preston Powell Perkins 82, of Bartlett Tennessee was born on August 9th, 1934 to Cliffton Daniel and Elsie Louise Lewis Perkins and entered into the glorious presence of our Savior at home on Wednesday April 12, 2017. He was the youngest of their children. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, seven brothers, and one sister. Charles Perkins, Birtee Perkins, Ben Perkins, Boyd...
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Ruth Noblin King

July 20, 1943 - April 12, 2017

Ruth Noblin King was born on July 20, 1943 and received her angel wings on April 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Billy) King and her son, Jeffery King. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Alcie Noblin; siblings, James Parchman, Clara Waits, Robert, Ed and Ben Noblin. Ruth is survived by her sons, Bill (Terri) of St. Johns, FL, Larry King and...
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Ronald Vester Meador

December 10, 1938 - April 11, 2017

Ronald V. Meador, 78, of Olive Branch, MS passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. He was the owner of Ron Meador Insurance-Memphis. Mr. Meador is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carolyne Meador; children, Donna Pegram of Lakeland, TN, Ronald W. Meador of Holly Springs, MS and Kori Gunn of Olive Branch, MS; brother, Charles Meador of Sherwood, AR; grandchildren, Alex Heilmann, Tanner...
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Lt. James H. Hightower

August 25, 1971 - April 7, 2017

Lt. James H. Hightower, 45, of Millington, TN passed away Friday, April 7, 2017. He was a lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department for 22 years where he received two medals of bravery during his tenure. Lt. Hightower was also a member of Tennessee Task Force One, loved camping and spending time with his children. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stella Hightower; and is survived by his...
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Cole Tyler Perkins

February 27, 2003 - April 7, 2017

Cole Tyler Perkins of Bartlett Tennessee and whom we were blessed with on February 27, 2003 was called home to our heavenly Father on April 7, 2017. Cole, who was filled with Life and contagious enthusiasm, was a loving and kind child. Quick to flash a smile that made others light up with joy and laughter that was nearly as bright as his electric baby blue eyes that you would promise were lit up...
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Arthur Carden Taylor

May 20, 1954 - April 7, 2017

Memorial contributions in Mr. Taylor's memory may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America.
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Harold L. McKinley

April 17, 1927 - April 7, 2017

Harold L. McKinley, 89, stepped into heaven on April 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Jeanne. Harold loved his lord and his family and left behind a great legacy filled with unconditional love, laughter and memories. He leaves behind two sons, David McKinley(Connie) and Rick McKinley (Karen). He also leaves 4 grandchildren Joseph McKinley(Abigail), Chase McKinley,...
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Charles Demar Hampton

April 6, 1931 - April 6, 2017

Charles "C.D." Hampton, 86, of Bartlett, Tennessee, passed away April 6, 2017. C.D. was born April 6, 1931 to the late John and Vasti Hampton in Shelby County. After graduating from Bolton High School in 1950, he joined the Air Force. Following his service, he worked in the food industry, ultimately retiring from Hardin-Sysco in 1996. He was a member of Ellendale Baptist Church. C...
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Alice Alice Lane

November 18, 1943 - April 5, 2017

Lillie Alice Lane, 73, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on April 5, 2017. She was retired after more than 30 years with St. Joseph Hospital and St. Francis Park. Alice enjoyed painting and operated her own crafts store Especially for You and loved to fish. She is survived by her husband of 55 years Robert Lane, her daughter Jeni Peerey (James Allen), Angela Roland (Ty), and five grandchildren. The...
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William Richard Conaley

October 30, 1942 - April 1, 2017

William "Bill" Richard Conaley, 74, of Bartlett passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017. A native Memphian, Bill was born on October 30, 1942. He served in the United States Army and then was employed at Velsicol Chemical Corporation for 37 years until he retired. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda Conaley; sister, Elizabeth "Libby" Power; son, Billy Conaley; daughter, Kelly...
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Elinor Stanton Curtis

October 14, 1929 - March 31, 2017

Elinor S. Curtis, 87, of Noblesville, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at Harbour Manor Care Center.She was born on October 14, 1929 to Hugh and Virginia Finley (Wills) Stanton in Memphis, Tenn.For more than 30 years, she was a bookkeeper for several companies in Memphis. She had a passion for her prison ministry, both in Memphis and Mobile, Ala. Most of all, she loved being with her family....
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Gaston Gaston Jeanes

November 2, 1928 - March 31, 2017

Willard Gaston Jeanes of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Friday, March 31, at the age of 88. He was born on November 2, 1928 in Ripley, MS to the late Thomas Mallie Jeanes and Esber Wilbanks Jeanes. Gaston retired as a captain on the Memphis Fire Department after 30 years. He loved vegetable gardening, construction projects, fishing, enjoying laughs, stories and conversations, lending a helping hand...
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Alan Evans

May 10, 1940 - March 30, 2017

Alan Evans of Bartlett, TN passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was a graduate of Messick High School, member of Bartlett United Methodist Church, proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was the owner/operator of Madison Tobacco. Alan was surrounded by his loving wife, Lynne and their children Allie and Alex at his passing. Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents,...
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Barbara Sue Harris

November 27, 1944 - March 30, 2017

Barbara Sue Wolverton Harris, 72, of Munford, TN was born in Memphis to J.D. and Mary Sims Wolverton on November 27, 1944. Heaven gained a beautiful angel on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She will be sadly missed, as she was such a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to so many. Barbara was also a very caring, gentle, giving person and loved animals dearly. She...
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Kelly Shannon Carlson

November 22, 1962 - March 29, 2017

Heaven received Julia Kelly Shannon Carlson on March 29, 2017. The wife of loving and devoted husband and caregiver Paul Carlson, Satellite Beach, FL, Kelly blessed the world by being born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1962, in Memphis, TN. Her parents, James (Jim) R. Shannon, Jr. and Marjorie (Margie) Stevens Shannon of Cordova, TN, cherished her as a newborn and throughout her life as did...
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K.C. C. Arnett, Jr.

September 24, 1933 - March 28, 2017

K.C. Arnett, Jr., 83, of Rosemark, Tennessee, passed away on March 28, 2017. Mr. Arnett was the co-owner of Arnett's Auto Parts in the mid-1950s. After retiring from the trucking industry, he and his father established Arnett Tractor and Equipment, LLC in 1975. Their expertise in these fields allowed their companies to become among the largest in the industry in Shelby County. Mr. Arnett...
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William A. Carraway, Jr.

August 8, 1947 - March 25, 2017

William Alonzo "Buddy/Lil'Bud" Carraway, Jr. was born August 8, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee to William Alonzo "Big Buddy" Carraway, Sr. and Inez Davis Carraway. He passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at his home, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Mr. Carraway lived his entire life in the Brunswick community. He graduated from Bolton High School in 1965, and he worked for the Shelby County Penal Farm...
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Samuel Joseph Baudean

May 16, 1991 - March 23, 2017

Samuel Joseph Baudean, 25, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on March 23, 2017. He was born on May 16, 1991 in Memphis to Nicholas Baudean and Peggy Baudean, whom he leaves to mourn his passing. He is also survived by his four siblings, Christian, Alexandra, Ashton, and Nicholas, Jr. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Amelia Gunnell, Nicholas E. Baudean, and Laura Mae...
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Tonya McMillen Crisp

July 11, 1961 - March 22, 2017

Tonya McMillen Crisp, loving mother, grandmother, and daughter, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the age of 55. She was preceded in death by her husband Timothy Crisp, her mother Clara McMillen, and her sister Michelle Harper. Tonya is survived by her daughters Kayla Groves (Brian), Ashley Egan, her father, Wayne McMillen, her grandchildren Madison, McKenzie, Jason, Alison, Tessa,...
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Robert O. Ragland

February 6, 1944 - March 22, 2017

Robert O. Ragland, 73, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on March 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Earl and Eula Gladys Ragland, and by his aunt and uncle, Lloyd and Frances Jones. Mr. Ragland is survived by his wife Trudi, his daughter, Cindy Garrard (Marty), grandchildren, Morgan, Carson, and Cayleigh Garrard, and his step-son, John J. Rogers. The family will receive...
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James Hansel Harrelson, Sr.

February 19, 1940 - March 20, 2017

James Hansel Harrelson, Sr., 77, passed away March 20, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of All Saints Anglican Church of Jackson, Tennessee. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a friend to all.He was preceded in death by his wife Alma Harrelson, a son Anthony Harrelson and a grandson Wade Harrelson. He is survived by a daughter, Gayle Greyeagle, sons...
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Robert Virgil Dawson

August 3, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Robert Virgil "Bob" Dawson, founder and owner of HOT Graphics Printing, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at age 80. Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather and treated everyone like family. His parents Robert and Margie Dawson precede him in death. Bob is survived by his wife of 61 years Peggy Dawson, his daughters; Kathy Wynne (Wayne), Lynn Blurton, four grandchildren; David, Matthew...
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Charlotte Lynn Hester

September 4, 1949 - March 20, 2017

Charlotte Hester, 67, lost her battle with cancer on March 20, 2017. Everyone that knew her would agree she loved her family, the outdoors, staying busy, and spoiling her daughter, Stephanie and her grandson Zachary, every chance she got. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, Steve, for 48 years. Their love and respect for each other was evident, but especially in the time of sickness and...
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Mildred Allen Gross

January 30, 1930 - March 19, 2017

Mildred "Millie" Allen Gross, 87, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband James Wallace Gross and her granddaughter Rebecca Williams. Millie is survived by her children Gregory Gross, Donna Williams, Steven Gross, Cheri Lowe, and her grandchildren Allen Williams, Ashley Stallsmith, and Rachel Lowe. By request of Mrs. Millie please don't...
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Beverly JoAnn Allen Pike

May 9, 1932 - March 17, 2017

Beverly JoAnn (Allen) Pike, 84, of Eads, TN passed away Friday March 17, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. She was a homemaker, devoted Christian since 9 years of age, devoted and godly wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She had the spiritual gift of prayer and made intercession for others daily. She is home now with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and...
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Heather Noel Camp

December 13, 1976 - March 16, 2017

Heather Noel Camp, 40, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away on March 16, 2017. Heather was born in Lake Forest, Illinois to the late Jack Louis Henderson and Patricia Ann Henderson. She graduated from Bartlett High School and worked for many years as a waitress. Heather enjoyed music, writing poetry, cooking and creating new dishes, and her beloved children. She was preceded in death by her...
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Michael Gerald Finizia

March 7, 1932 - March 15, 2017

Michael Gerald Finizia, 85, of Bartlett, Tennessee, was called to his Heavenly Father on March 15, 2017 surrounded by his family in his home. Born in New York City to Dominic and Alessandra Finizia, he was the youngest of fifteen children. Michael honorably served his country in the United States Army from October 1949 until May 1952. For 50 years, Michael was the adoring husband of Sharon...
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Thomas Edgar McLemore, Jr.

April 16, 1926 - March 11, 2017

Dr. Thomas Edgar McLemore Jr., 90, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Dr. McLemore was a Navy Veteran and graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his medical residency at the VA Hospital on Park Avenue. He was a Board Certified Pulmonologist at Baptist and St. Francis Hospital on Park Ave. Dr. McLemore also taught Respiratory Therapy at both Baptist and...
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Mary Edith Shonk

April 25, 1921 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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Ricky L. Blackburn

December 15, 1953 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN.
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James Monroe Kellon

August 10, 1936 - March 8, 2017

James Monroe Kellon, 80, of Southaven, Mississippi, passed away on March 8, 2017. Jim was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on August 10, 1936 to the late John and Geneva Kellon. Mr. Kellon was a graduate of Bartlett High School. He married the love of his life, LaVerne Kellon in June of 1957. In 1962, Mr. Kellon founded Kellon Insurance Agency where he remained as CEO until his passing. Jim was...
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Judy Alexander Winkler

November 17, 1951 - March 8, 2017

Judy Alexander Winkler, 65, of Cordova, Tennessee passed away March 8, 2017. Judy was born on November 17, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama to Victor and Lyla Brunson, who have preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving husband, Francis "Bubba" Winkler; her daughter, Megan Lee Alexander; her son, Kyle Wade Alexander (Katy); her sisters, Vickie Williams, Debbie Drewery, Janna Craft,...
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Marjorie Ann Hess

August 25, 1933 - March 7, 2017

Marjorie Ann Russell Hess, 83, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on March 7, 2017. She was an unparalleled seamstress, enjoyed gardening, knitting and loved her family. Marjorie Ann was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne T. Hess, her two sons Wayne Thomas "Tommy" Hess Jr., Raymond Edward Hess, her sister; Elizabeth "Betty" Sottile, and her parents...
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Anna Jewell Agee Smith

December 17, 1935 - March 6, 2017

Anna Jewell Agee Smith, 81, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. She was a member of Crosspointe Baptist Church where she attended the Ladies 5 Sunday school class. Anna's most important thing in life was caring for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Rodney Clifford Smith Sr., her son David Wayne Smith, and her...
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William Arnold Meadows

March 6, 1942 - March 6, 2017

William Arnold "Bill" Meadows, 75, of Memphis died of cancer on March 6, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1942, in Atlanta, GA, to Grady Lee and Willie Mae Meadows. Arnold "Bill "graduated from Frayser High School and enlisted in the Navy for 8 years. He was a great family man and a loving father. He and Geri married on November 13, 1965 and had 3 children. Arnold "Bill" is survived by his wife...
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Francis Lenore Carson

January 4, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Francis Lenore Carson, 84, of Jefferson City, MO passed away March 5, 2017 in Bartlett TN. She is predeceased by her parents, Lilly and Isaiah King of Elijah, MO. She is also predeceased by her long-time companion and friend of 43 years, Bernie Pleus. She is survived by her children, Deb Carson of Omaha NE, Sandy (Rick) Cloud of Germantown TN, and Ron (Caryn) Carson of Osteen FL, and their...
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Faye Faye Black

September 7, 1938 - March 4, 2017

Jessie Faye Black, 78, of Memphis, TN passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Black, Sr., her son Paul Black, Jr., and her granddaughter, Dawn Black McCulley. She is survived by daughters Dorothy Black Polston, Becky Black, son David Black, and daughter-in-law, Shelia Black, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of other family and...
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Bobbie Jean Humble

October 20, 1936 - March 4, 2017

Bobbie Jean Humble, 80, passed away March 4, 2017. She was retired from Kellogg's of Memphis and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed cooking for her family.She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J. W. Humble; granddaughter, Lauren Nichole Ellis; son-in-law Steve Ellis, and two brothers...
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George Allen Nichols

February 11, 1949 - March 4, 2017

Mr. George Allen Nichols, 68, of Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas passed to his heavenly home on March 4, 2017. He was born in Memphis, TN, was a plumber for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center for over 30 years, an avid fisherman who loved being outdoors and enjoyed his family and loving dog, Kirby. Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Everette and Clorinda Solari...
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Donna Kay Chastain

February 11, 1947 - March 3, 2017

Donna Kay Chastain, 70, of Collierville passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Donna is survived by her husband of 51 years, David E. Chastain; daughters, June Webb (Jerry) of Memphis and Lee Ann Wilson (Kenneth) of New Albany, MS; grandson, Gregory Wilson of New Albany, MS; sister, Dale Wilson (Sam Morris Wilson) of...
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Doug Norman

January 18, 1964 - March 3, 2017

Doug Norman, 53, of Arlington, TN passed away on Friday, March 3rd, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Norman and Jeanne Norman Garrett. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Norman, his children, Logan, Brandon, Riley and Maddie, a brother, Kevin Norman (Tammy) and numerous nieces and nephews. Doug was a devoted husband, loving father and passionate coach. The family...
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Ruth Ann Terry

December 7, 1945 - March 3, 2017

Ruth Ann Terry, 71, of Germantown, TN passed away Friday, March 3, 2017. She was a retired realtor. Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by her husband, Jack E. Terry and son, Randy Lashley, Jr. She is survived by her children, Karen George (Mark) of Memphis and Glenn Dunkin of Germantown; grandchildren, Kyle and Conner George of Memphis. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until...
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Amy Pannell Green

March 1, 2017

Amy Pannell Green of Bartlett passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Amy was a very generous, loving, caring and comical person. A graduate of Briarcrest High School, She loved animals, and spent many hours volunteering at the Bartlett Animal Shelter. She loved art and music, and her favorite place to visit was Walt Disney World. Amy loved her family and friends dearly. She is survived by her...
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William Karl Koehler

November 22, 1933 - February 28, 2017

William "Bill" Koehler, 83, of Cordova passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was born November 22, 1933 in Wheeling, West Virginia. Bill played basketball for Memphis State University, was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict, was a retired basketball coach at Southside High School for 30 years and was a member of Hope Church. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Alma Mercedes Fore

April 29, 1930 - February 26, 2017

Alma Mercedes Fore, 86, of Middleton, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on February 26, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Finley and Alma Marie Wickham; her siblings, Mary Bernice Rodgers, Earl Finley Wickham, Jr., James Albert Wickham, and William Bruce Wickham. Mrs. Fore is survived by her children, Bill Fore (Jennie), Linda Ellington, Charles Fore, and Diane George; a...
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Debbie Faye Pearce

October 12, 1956 - February 26, 2017

On February 26, 2017, Deborah Faye Hammons Pearce peacefully passed away with her family by her side. The only daughter of Thomas and Linda Hammons, she was born on October 12, 1956 in Jackson, Tennessee.At the time of her passing, she had worked for twenty one years for Mosaik Solutions and had attained the title of Vice President of Finance and administration. While active in her church,...
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Samantha Taylor Sykes

January 19, 1982 - February 25, 2017

Samantha "Sam" Taylor Sykes passed unexpectedly on February 25th, 2017, in Bartlett, TN at the age of 35. Samantha is survived by her parents, Bubba and Debra Sykes of Bartlett, TN; her brother and sister-in-law Zachary and Kimberly Sykes of Cordova, TN; her fiancé, Raymond Radach and his daughters, Nevaeh and Amelia of Bartlett, TN.Samantha was an inspiration to all who knew her. She...
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Mary Elizabeth Simpson Anthony-Brendel

April 26, 1921 - February 25, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Simpson Anthony-Brendel, aged 95, passed away quietly on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Collierville, TN at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House with family at her side. Betty was born April 26, 1921 to Denver C. and Faye Adams Simpson in Short Creek, Ohio. Prior to attending Pittsburg College for Women (now known as Chatham University) in 1939, Betty graduated from Cadiz High...
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Shirley W. Bryant

October 19, 1924 - February 22, 2017

Shirley W. Bryant, 92, of Cordova, Tennessee, passed away on February 22, 2017. Shirley was a long-time member of Eudora Baptist Church where she taught the thirteen year old girls Sunday School class. She later attended Cordova Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School of Paducah, Kentucky in 1942. She left home at the age of twenty to work for the IRS in Washington,...
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James Loyd Williams

November 7, 1924 - February 22, 2017

James L. "Jim" Williams, 92, of Memphis, TN was called to his heavenly home on February 22, 2017. Jim was born on November 7, 1924 in a log house on a creek near Friendship, TN. He grew up during the Great Depression in a large farm family and graduated from Friendship High School. In 1944, Jim volunteered for the U.S. Army and bravely served his country as an infantryman in the...
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Capt. Stephen Cole Hayes

December 19, 1966 - February 21, 2017

Captain Stephen Cole Hayes, Arlington, TN was born December 19, 1966 and passed away February 21, 2017 in OKINAWA, Japan. The chief of staff for Commander, Task Force 76, Capt. Stephen "Cole" Hayes, died as a result of an off-duty recreational accident on Feb. 21. Hayes, who had served 24 years on active duty with three command tours, joined the CTF 76 staff in September 2016. "We are deeply...
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Kenny Kenneth Rhodes

April 10, 1941 - February 20, 2017

Robert Kenneth "Kenny" Rhodes, 75, of Bartlett, TN, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. Kenny was a mason and a retired printer for Americraft Carton. He is survived by life partner, Patsy Rhodes, his sons; Scott Rhodes (Nancy), Keith Rhodes (Stephanie) , three grandchildren; Dustin Rhodes, Chelsea Rhodes, Cristian Rhodes, and a sister Barbara Stanford (Russell) . Kenny also leaves a close...
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Maria Victoria LaCava Hulley

May 6, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Maria Victoria LaCava Hulley, 80, of Collierville,TN, passed away on Sunday, 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 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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