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GRACE B. BAKER - At veterans Hospital, July 2, 1968, age 53, Sister of Mrs. Mildred B. Slaughter and Mrs. Mary B. Long. Funeral services conducted by Dr. W.A. Boston 10 am Thursday at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home, 1930 Union. Interment services at 1 pm, Camden Cemetery, TN.
Thursday, July 4, 1968 Paper: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee)

CLIFFORD L. BARKER - Funeral services for Clifford Lawrence Barker, of Camden, age 24, were held Sunday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Plunk Funeral Home with Terry Bradshaw officiating. Burial followed at Benton Memory Gardens. Plunk Funeral Home of Camden was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Barker passed away Friday, Jan.1 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1985, in Jackson to Karen Phifer (James) Weathers, of Camden, and Donald Barker, of Lynchburg, Va. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Claudine Phifer, and his paternal grandfather, Robert Lewis Barker. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his sister, Kaitlyn (Matthew) Hathaway,; his maternal grandfather, Lawrence Phifer, his maternal grandmother, Lucy Barker, and a nephew, Wyatt Cole Hathaway, all of Camden; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers who served were, John and Barry Bell, Michael and Dwayne Long, Jamie Bates, and Joey Bourque.
Camden Chronicles 8 January 2010

DELIA (McCAMPBELL) BARKER Age: 70 Born: April 4, 1910 in Benton County, Tennessee Died: Wednesday, October 22, 1980 at Trinity Hospital, Erin, Houston County, Tennessee Funeral: Saturday, October 25, 1980 with Nave's Erin Chapel Funeral Home Burial: Maplewood Cemetery, Paris, Henry County, Tennessee Parents: Jim McCampbell and Lillie (Dortch) McCampbell Surviving Spouse: John W. Barker Surviving Children: Mrs. Betty Sprietzer, Mrs. Patsy Fenrando Surviving Siblings: Paul McCampbell, Mrs. Mable Hutchison, Mrs. Dathel Wynn, Mrs. Evelyn Vanhuss
Contributed by Melissa Barker -

ELVIE LEE BARNER - Services are 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel with burial in Chalk Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barner died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at her residence. Survivors are daughter, Martha Hardin; sisters Maxine Potts, Betty Himes and Joyce Arnold and brother, Wyly Dudley.
Chronicle - Independent

WILLIAM CARROLL BARNES - Services for Wm. Carroll Barnes, age 56, of Paris, were held Sat. July 28, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Paris, with Dr. Ben Boone and Dr. Joe Geary officiating. Burial followed at Baker's Chapel Cemetery in Big Sandy. Ridgeway funeral home of Paris was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Barnes passed away Tues. July 24, 2007 at Vanderbilt in Nashville. He was born May 28, 1951 in Paris to Rev. George Carroll Barnes and Minnie Agnes 9Hudson) Barnes who precede him in death. Survivors include his wife Jena Shankle Barnes and a daughter Amanda Paul) Hendrix, both of Paris; a sister Dr. Martha (Jim) Stone of Ft. Collins CO and several grandchildren.

COY HORACE BAWCUM - Services for Coy Horace Bawcum, 74, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 2, 2002 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel with burial in Camden Cemetery. He died Monday at Camden General Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Otera Bawcum; daughter, Luwanna Bawcum; brother, James Everette Bawcum. Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home

JAMES EVERETTE BAWCUM - Services for James Everette Bawcum, 82, will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 4, 2002 at Oakdale Chapel with burial in Camden City Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Cora Bawcum; two daughters, Shirley French and Virginia MacNichols; and three sons, Kenneth, David and John Bawcum.
Camden Chronicle

ERNEST LEE BEASLEY - Graveside services for Ernest Lee Stone, 61, will be Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at Beasley Cemetery. Survivors are wife, Norma Jean Stone; mother, Dimple Stone; daughter, Donna Scarbro; sons, Michael and Robert Stone; sister, Wanda Willis, and one brother, Rickey Stone

TOM BEASLEY , died last Friday about 6 o'clock p.m. at the home of his son, B.J. Beasley, in South Camden. His remains were given burial at Old Prospect Cemetery, near Eggville, Saturday afternoon, Rev. G.B. Greer officiating. The remains were given all the honors of the Masonic fraternity, as he was an honored member of the order. Mr. Beasley's death was due to cancer. He was born in Humphreys County, but came to this county when quite young and for years made his home on Dry Creek. He was a good citizen, prominent Mason and kind father. He is survived by two sons and three daughters, to whom we extend condolence and sympathy."
Contributed by Larry M. Beasley from the Camden Chronicle Dec 11, 1903

THOMAS W. BEVIL , beloved husband of Rose Marie (nee Credice), brother of Virginia Watson of Columbus, Ohio, uncle of Linda Brandt of Columbus, Ohio, died August 24. Family will receive friends of The Brickman & Sons Funeral Home, 21900 Euclid Ave., Tuesday 2-4 And 7-9 P.M. And at The Ridgeway Mortuary, Paris, Tenn., Wednesday 7-9 P.M., where services will be held on Thursday, August 28. Interment Big Sandy, Tenn.
Plain Dealer - Cleveland OH

STANLEY BLACKBURN , 59 - Services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2002, 3:00 p.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel with burial to follow at Benton Memorial Gardens. Survivors are his wife, Sandra Weatherly Blackburn; a daughter, Suzanne Wilkey; two sons, Stan and Steve Blackburn; and two brothers, Bradley and Mickey Blackburn.
Camden Chronicle

WONZIE DELL BOND - Funeral services for Wonzie Dell Bond, of Camden, age 82, were held Thursday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Oakdale Funeral Home with Mike Melton and Leonard Greer officiating. Burial followed at Camden City Cemetery. Oakdale Funeral Home of Camden was in charge of arrangements. Ms. Bond passed away Monday, Aug. 18 at Jackson-Madison Co. General Hospital in Jackson. She was born April 14, 1926 in Benton Co. to the late Lonnie and Luella Higdon Bond. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.D. Bond, four sisters, Susie Melton, Maude Holland, Gertie Coleman, and Viviee Hockman. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Sandra Annette Holder Whitten

MARTHA (BURKS) BOSHERS - Funeral services for Martha Boshers were Sunday, August 23, 2009 in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant Burial followed in Arlington Cemetery. Mrs. Boshers, age 63, died Thursday August 20, 2009 at Camden General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents Claude and Mattie ODom Burks; a sister, Nellie Mae Roberts and a brother William Edward Burks. She is survived by her children, Michael Boshers of Camden, Vickie LaRue of Lexington TN, Sherry Johnson of Camden, and Anita Piskos of Camden; one sister, Doris Bridges of Mt. Pleasant; one brother Rayburn Burks of Mt. Pleasant and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 Aug 2009

LILLIAN HEDGE UTLEY BRINK - Funeral services for Lillian Hedge Utley Brink, of Camden, age 89, were held Monday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Oakdale Funeral Camden with Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial followed at Eastview Cemetery. Oakdale Funeral Home of Camden was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brink passed away Thursday, Oct. 9 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. She was born Nov. 25, 1918 in Camden to the late Jimmy Hedge and Sarah Jordan Hedge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pauline Rodocker, two brothers, a sister, and a grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Edmund Brink; three sons, Paul (Linda) Utley, Austin (Gladys) Utley, and Mike (Linda) Utley, all of Camden; a brother, James H. Hedge, also of Camden; two sisters, Evelyn Peach, of Huntingdon, and Rubenia Hale, of Camden; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

JOHN MICHAEL BROWN - Funeral services for former Paris resident John Michael Brown, 60, of Big Sandy will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Big Sandy. Bill Ramsey will officiate, with burial to follow at Ramble Creek Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A farmer, Brown died Tuesday, Jan. 27 2009, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was born July 3, 1948, in Paris, to the late James Henry Brown and Frances Bradley Brown, who survives. His wife, Betty Brown, preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons: Charles Bailey Brown and Bobby Joe (Christy Renee) Baker, both of Big Sandy, and John Michael Brown II of Martin; one sister: Bonita (Leonard) Finch of Big Sandy; and two brothers: Billy (Joyce) Brown of Chicago and Gary Brown of Big Sandy.

MABLE MARIE (COLE) BROWN - Services for Mrs. Mable Marie Brown, 83, will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 15, 2002 at Stockdale-Malin Chapel in Camden with Bro. Leonard Greer officiating. Pallbearers will be Joe Brown, Michael Virginiak, Johnny Greer, Edwin Greer, and Dwayne Webb. Burial will follow in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 26, 1918 in Benton County to the late Guy Cole and Beatrice Trout Cole and was retired from Henry I. Seigel (Inspector). Mrs. Brown died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Camden General Hospital in Camden, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Buford Brown and a daughter, Marjorie (Jackey) Webb. She is survived by four daughters, Patricia (Eulas) Greer, Janet (Thomas) Miller, Helen Craig all of Camden and Belinda (Mike) Virginiak of Florida; a son, Cordell (Juanita) Brown of Costa Rica, Central America. Mrs. Brown leaves 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren

GENE G. BUNN , 74, of Parsons, died Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services were held Saturday, July 14, 2007 at Reed's Chapel in Decaturville, TN. Interment followed in Camden City Cemetery. Mr. Bunn is survived by his son, Daniel Bunn of Hawaii; sister, Loyd Mae Chandler of Kentucky; brother, Dewayne Bunn of Kentucky; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bunn; father and mother, Shelton Bunn and Mildred Deeter Bunn; and daughter, Pamela J. Noland.

HELEN BURHMAN , 76, formerly of Rantoul, passed away at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Stockdale Malin Funeral Home in Camden, Tenn., on Saturday, March 8, with burial in Flatwoods Cemetery, also in Camden. She was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Anona, Fla., the oldest of eight children. Survivors include a daughter, Naomi, of LaVergne Tenn.; and a son, Stephen of Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two granddogs; her sister-in-law and friend, Ruth Fields; five brothers, Gene (Ellie) Fields of Millington, Tenn., Vernon (Donna), William, Edward and Charles Fields, all from Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Fields; and one sister, Beth Fox. A longtime resident of Rantoul, she was retired from civil service after a career on Chanute AFB. She loved to read and enjoyed traveling.

CYNTHIA KATHERINE BURSEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Katherine Bursey were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Flatwoods Methodist Church , near Camden , by the Rev. Albert Melton of Camden . Mrs. Bursey, 44, died at her home near Palestine early Monday morning. She had been ill for the past few weeks. Death was attributed to cerebral hemorrhage. Survivors include her husband, J. M. Bursey; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Mae French, St. Louis ; a son, John Ray Bursey of Lexington . Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Amanda Jowers - The Lexington Progress, June 23, 1950

IDA BUTCHER beloved mother of Jackie, stepmother of Paul, Evan, Donna and Carol, sister of Thurman and Hurley Beccham. Friends may call at The Fred W. Grosse Funeral Home, 3308 W. 25 St., Visiting Hours 7-10 P. M. Saturday. Burial Monday, Nov. 28, at Big Sandy, Tenn.
Cleveland Press - Ohio

LINDA BYRN Services for Mrs. Laura Byrn, 76, are Friday, June 14, 2002 at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with burial in Sandy Point Cemetery. Mrs. Byrn died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Survivors are husband, Dale Byrn; sisters, Lola Bobbitt, Annie Hollingsworth, Lucille Sullivan & brother, Gary Weathers.