CARROLL COUNTY TN

OBITUARIES

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BLANCH L. ABBOTT - Services for Blanch L Abbott were Thursday, October 3, at Twin Oaks Church of Christ. Burial was in the church cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Abbott, who was 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. She was retired from Wilker Brothers in McKenzie. She was the widow of Leon Abbott. She leaves a daughter, Barbara Rush of Wildersville; two sons, Ben Abbott of Huntingdon and Billy Abbott of Hollow Rock; a sister, Mary Rigsby of Cedar Grove.
The Lexington Progress, October 9, 1996 - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers

PHILLIP LEON ABBOTT - Services for Phillip Leon Abbott were Monday at Twin Oaks Church of Christ near Huntingdon with R. M. Palmer and Grant Caldwell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Abbott, who was 36, died Saturday night at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Carroll County and was a member of the Church of Christ He leaves his mother, Mrs. Blanch Abbott of Huntingdon; two brothers, Ben Abbott of Huntingdon and Billy Abbott of Hollow Rock; a sister, Barbara Rush of Wildersville.
Contributed by Amanda Jowers - The Lexington Progress, October 22, 1986

WAYNE ABBOTT , age 61 of Hollow Rock, Tennessee was dead on arrival at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Hungtington, Tn. Wednesday June 2, 1993. The funeral was held Saturday June 5, 1993 at 10:00 a.m. at Stockdale-Malin Chapel with Bro. Mitchell Rayburn officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Stockdale-Malin in charge of the services. Mr. Abbott was born April 1932 in Benton County, Tn. His parents Connie Abbott and Eunice Higdon Abbott preceded him in death. His wife survivor was Bonnie Sue Wright Abbott and family.

CHARLES CODIE ADAMS Services for Charles Codie Adams, 77, are Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie First Baptist Church with Brother Dennis Trull officiating. Interment follows at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2012, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home and Saturday, January 7, 12:30 p.m. until service time at McKenzie First Baptist Church. He died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Mr. Adams' career included: real estate broker and auctioneer; insurance agent; owner of Magnolia Manor Retirement Home in McKenzie; school teacher and principal. He was born on December 14, 1934 in Dresden, Tenn. to Alton Bryant and Elizabeth Cunningham Adams. He was a member of McKenzie First Baptist Church, a member of the McKenzie Industrial Board, and a member of the Board of Directors of the McKenzie Bank of Gleason. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Ann Martin Adams of McKenzie; four sons, Dr. Michael Adams of Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Kevin (Kim) Adams of Murray, Kentucky, Jay Codie (Holly) Adams of Edmund, Oklahoma, and Clay A. Adams of McKenzie; a sister, Betty Chesser of McKenzie; a brother, Ralph (Bobbie) Adams of Union City, Tenn.; and eleven grandchildren . McKenzie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Source: April Lieberman - From Obituary appearing Jan. 6, 2012 in The McKenzie Banner.

MRS. JAMES H. ADAMS the wife of a brother of DOC ADAMS of our town, who lived near Clarksburg, died last Monday night of fever. Doc Adams and MRS. S. N. WILLIAMS attended her bedside in her last hours.
Carroll County Democrat Huntingdon, Tennessee Friday, November 9, 1888

JESSE VERNON ADAMS - age 83 of Cedar Grove, TN, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Dilday - Carter Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Brother Jim Holt will officiate the services. Mr. Adams was born September 15, 1929 in Carroll County, TN to the late John Everett Adams and Lela Mae (Presley) Adams. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mrs. Dorothy Adams; a daughter, Teresa and husband David Rehner of Huntingdon, TN; a son, Daniel Adams of Bruceton, TN; and a step-son, Michael Andrews of Trezevant, TN. He also leaves 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m., at Dilday - Carter Funeral Home, and on Sunday from 10 a.m. till time of services.
From Frances Donnelly - Published in The Jackson Sun on November 17, 2012

PRESTON GENE ADAMS - Services for Preston Gene Adams, 61, will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm at McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 29, 2011 from 11: 00 am until service time. Mr. Adams, an expedited delivery driver, died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at his residence. He was born on January 23, 1950 in Dyersburg, TN to Aaron Preston and Pazzetta Steward Adams. He was a member of the Rocking "R" Club in McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his father, a sister Linda Kay Hayes, and a brother Terry Adams. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Sandra Lea Davis Adams of McKenzie, two daughters Lori Ann Adams of Halls, TN and April Lea McCaslin of McKenzie, two brothers Gene Dewayne Adams of Whiteville, TN and Darrell Eugene Lowery, Jr. of McKenzie, his mother Pazzetta Adams of Dyersburg, one sister Sandra Pruitt of Dyersburg, TN, five brothers Hollis Adams, Earl Dean Adams, Ricky Adams, Billy Adams all of Dyersburg, Donnie Adams of Halls, and 17 grandchildren.
Source: D. and J. Cloninger at Find-A-Grave

MELISSA (HOPPER) ALDRIDGE , age 53, passed away at her home at Caruthersville, Mo., following a lingering illness. The body arrived at Cedar Grove Sunday. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery following brief services held; by Rev. Charlie Woodard. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 20th 1945 at New Bethel Church. Early in life she was married to Sam Shackleford. To this union were born four children, of whom three survive. They are Ernest Shackleford and Mrs. Pauline Prather of Cedar Grove and Ken­neth of the U. S. Army, now serv­ing overseas. Other survivors are her husband, Robert Aldridge; a sister, Mrs. Lilly Smith; a brother, Rev. Hersie Hopper of Cedar Grove and several nieces and ne­phews and many friends.
(The Tennessee Republican, Friday, May 4, 1945)
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CHARLES EWING ALLEN , 30, died 16 Jan. 1940 of ulcerated stomach; son of Earl Allen of Carroll County; born 19 Jan. 1910 on Sulphur Fork in Dickson County, left here at 10 months; buried New Hope Cemetery, Vale,Tenn. (1-26-1940)

TENA ARGO died Sunday afternoon, January 25, 1959 at Robertson Hospital in Trezevant of heart ailment. She was 66. Services were held Tuesday afternoon at Trezevant Baptist Church. Brummit Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Argo was born in Canada where she lived until she came to Trezevant about 15 years ago. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Her husband, George Argo, retired Louisville and Nashville Railroad employee, is the only immediate survivor

LAVERNE (HICKS) ASHBY 73, of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, died of cancer Thursday, August 17, 2000, at her home. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at the Prospect Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Reverend James Daniels officiated the services. Mrs. Ashby, the daughter of the late William Claude and Lillie Elizabeth Bennett Hicks, was born February 28, 1927, in the Rosser Community of Carroll County. She was an active member of the Prospect Baptist Church, did volunteer work for the Senior Citizens, and enjoyed traveling with the Silver Star Group. She is survived by three daughters, Deanna Ashby, of Huntingdon, TN, Jo Ann Ashby, of New Lenox, and Brenda and husband Bob Surinak of Joliet, and one brother James Hicks, of Camden, TN. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Rebecca and husband Phill Taylor, of Morris, Sarah Monroe of Huntingdon, Lindsay Ashby of New Lenox, Darcie, Stacy, Jillian, and Bradley Surinak, all of Joliet

ALVIS RAY AUTRY - Services for Alvis Ray Autry were Tuesday, August 17, at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden with burial in Davis Chapel Cemetery, Huntingdon. Mr. Autry, who was 51, died Sunday night at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. He was a presser for Henry I. Siegal garment factory. He leaves three brothers, Arvel Autry of Clarksburg, Robert Autry of Camden and Billy Autry of Huntingdon and four sisters, Sue Frazee, Patricia Taylor, both of Camden, Faye Ellis of Huntingdon and Shirley Alton of Parkers Cross Roads.
The Lexington Progress, August 1993

ARVEL AUTRY - Services for Arvel Autry were Thursday, February 1 at Clarksburg Baptist Church. Burial was in Clarksburg Cemetery with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Autry, who was 71, died Wednesday, January 31 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. He leaves two daughters, Wanda Woods of Clarksburg and Rita Speicer of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Faye Ellis of Huntingdon, Sue Frazee, Patricia Taylor, both of Camden, Shirley Altom of Parkers Crossroads; two brothers, Bob Autry of Camden and Billy Autry of Huntingdon, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 7, 2001

BERNICE LEE AUTRY - Services for Bernice Lee Autry were Monday at Dilday Funeral Home in Huntingdon with the Revs. Kenneth Massey and J. L. Fortner officiating. Burial was in Davis Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Autry, who was 53, died early Sunday morning at Benton County Hospital after a long illness. He was a farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Hazel Autry of Huntingdon; four sisters, Mrs. Faye Ellis of Huntingdon, Mrs. Sue Frazee, Mrs. Patricia Taylor, both of Camden and Mrs. Shirley Altom of Parkers Crossroads community; and five brothers, Arvil Autry of Clarksburg, Bobby Autry of Huntingdon, James Autry, Ray Autry and Billy Autry, all of Camden.
The Lexington Progress, June 24, 1981 - transcribed by, Amanda Jowers

JAMES C. AUTRY - Services for James C. Autry were Friday at Dilday Funeral Home with the Revs. Kenneth Massey and Gary Greer officiating. Burial was in Davis Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Autry, who was 47, died Wednesday morning at Benton Community Hospital in Camden after a long illness. He was a native of Carroll County, a roofer with A & E Roofing Co., and a Baptist. He leaves two daughters, Donna Chandler of Montgomery, Ala., and Sandy Arnold of Memphis; a son Kenneth Autry of Trezevant; four sisters, Faye Ellis of Huntingdon, Sue Frazee, Patricia Taylor, both of Camden and Shirley Altom of Parkers Cross Roads; four brothers, Arvil Autry of Clarksburg, Billy Autry of Huntingdon, Ray Autry and Bob Autry, both of Camden and two grandsons.
The Lexington Progress, March 5, 1986

RAYMELLE AUTRY - Services for Mrs. Raymelle Autry were Thursday, April 24, at Clarksburg Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Dilday Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Autry, who was 71, died Wednesday, April 23, at her home in Clarksburg. She leaves her husband, Arvil Autry of Clarksburg; two daughters, Wanda Woods of Clarksburg, and Rita Specier of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Lunell Gooch of Yuma, Evelyn Williams, Ollie Sue Threadgill, both of Clarksburg, Betty Lou Umstead and Tommy Lee Wooley, both of Lexington and a brother, Lawton Webb of Wildersville.
The Lexington Progress, May 7, 1997

JAMES JOHN AVALON - Services for James John Avalon, 71, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Dilday Funeral Home in Huntingdon. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery in Bruceton. Mr. Avalon, a retired construction worker, died Thursday at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital of heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Avalon; four daughters and three sons, Crystal Avalon, Diann Wilerson and James Forrest, all of Bruceton, Tracy Avalon of Grand Haven, Mich., Donna Walker of Titusville, Fla., Christopher Avalon of Huntingdon. Joseph Avalon of Clarksburg: and four sisters, Shirley Barr and Dorothy Gaumer, both of Allentown, Pa., Leanna Costible of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jean Fiedler of Huntingdon.

DANNY BROWER AZBILL , 64, of Lexington, died Sunday, December 14, 2008. Funeral services was held Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 1:00 p. m., in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home, with Hoyt Wilson and Fred Ward officiating. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery, Yuma. A native of Lexington, and the son of the late James Calvin Azbill and Mary Elizabeth Brower Azbill. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a former Lexington alderman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John A. Azbill and Billy Azbill. Survivors include his wife of thiry-seven years, Peggy Hester Azbill; a daughter, Kimberly (John) Sanders, a granddaughter, Lindsey Grace Sanders; a brother, Jim Azbill; and a sister, Laverne Turnipseed.
Jackson Sun

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