CARROLL COUNTY TN

OBITUARIES

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JOHN HERSHEL SANDERS Jr. , 82, of Huntingdon died Friday, October 6 at Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Chase Funeral Home in Huntingdon with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Interment followed in Long Rock Cemetery. He was born June 1, 1924 in Springville to the late John Hershel Sanders and Esther (Lowery) Sanders. He was a retired construction worker and a member of First Pentecostal Church in Huntingdon. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Reba Hall, and one brother, Kenneth Sanders. Survivors include: his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Marie (Laws) Sanders of Huntingdon; three sisters, Ravanell (Leo) Britt, Naomi (Billy) Dillahunty, and Anna Jean (Robert) Barnhart, all of Huntingdon; and three brothers, Paul (Carlene) Sanders, Samuel (Dorothy) Sanders, and Dwight (Susan) Sanders, all of Huntingdon.

COLLIS H. SCOTT - Services for Mr. Collis H. (Scottie) Scott, 69, of McKenzie were Thursday, November 29th at Brummitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cenetery with members of the Tennessee Army National Guard providing a military memorial. Mr. Scott died Tuesday morning, November 27th at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Memphis following a short illness. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and served in the Phillipines with the 93rd CB Battalion. After WWII he became an active member of the Naval Reserves at Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. After moving to McKenzie in 1962, Mr. Scott joined the Tennessee Army National Guard where he was a member for many years. During that time, he received the Army Commendation Medal for Recruitment. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Tennessee Defense Force where he held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Scott owned and operated Scott Appliance Service of McKenzie for many years before he retired in 1978. The son of the late L.H. Scott and Vennie Scott, he was born in Buena Vista Feb. 18, 1921. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Scott, one sister, Christine Haynes of Bowling Brook Ill. four daughters, Judy Berryhill, Jan Schweitzer, JoAnna Hampton, Barbara Bannister, all of McKenzie; two sons, John R. Scott of Bartlett and Jack W. Scott of McKenzie, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. (From the collection of Joy Beth Campbell)

2nd Obit: Services for Collis Herman Scott, 69, were Thursday, November 29, 1990 at Brummitt Funeral Home with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Scott, a self-employed appliance serviceman, died Tuesday, November 27, 1990 at Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He was married to Dorothy Parish Scott. They had six childre, Jan Schweitzer, Judy Berryhill, Jo Ann Hampton, Barbara Bannister, Jack Scott all of McKenzie, and John Scott of Memphis.
Carroll Leader December 5, 1990 - From the collection of Joy Beth Campbell - transcribed by, Dianna Gilbert

DOROTHY REBECCA (REED) BOWLES SCOTT - Services for Dorothy R. Scott, 75, were at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, July 6 at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant. Interment followed in Trezevant Cemetery. Mrs. Scott, a retired factory worker, died Tuesday, July 3 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis of heart failure. She was a member of Trezevant Church of Christ. She was born November 4, 1925 in Huntingdon to the late Sammy Doris Reed and George Martin Reed. Survivors include her husband, Cecil Scott; one daughter, Brenda K. Harrison of Memphis; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

MELVIN SCOTT - Services for Melvin Scott, 81, of Lavinia were at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Latham Chapel Baptist Church in Medina with the Rev. Hillard Godoe officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with George A. Smith and Sons' Main Street Chapel in charge. Mr. Scott, a retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at Cedar Crest Hospital in Humbolt after a short illness. He was born in Henderson County, son of the late Jim and Jennie Gatlin Scott, had lives most of his life in Lavinia and was a member of the Lathams Chapel Church. His wife, Mrs. Ruby Longmires Scott, preceded him in headth in 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Spain of Nashville; a son, Lonnie Scott of Lavinia; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pitts of Tiptonville and Mrs. Elizabeth Settles of Mayfield Ky.; and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Robert McLemore, Warren Haynes, Floyd Barnes, Thomas Settles, James Hatcher and Charles Watt.
From the collection of Joy Beth Campbell - transcribed by, Dianna Gilbert

LOU ELLEN (ROARK) SEXTON - Services for Lou Ellen Roark Sexton, 79, were at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mrs. Sexton, a homemaker formerly of McKenzie and church organist for First Methodist Church of McKenzie, died Thursday, May 31, 2001 in Carrollton, Georgia of cancer. She is survived by her husband, James Douglas Sexton; a daughter and son, Susan Lee Sexton and Bruce Allen Sexton, both of Carrollton, Georgia and formerly of McKenzie and two brothers, Walter Lee Roark, Jr. of Powder Springs, Georgia and Hugh W. Roark of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Stoker. Local services were held Friday, June 1, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in Carrollton, Georgia.

ERNEST SHACKELFORD , 84, of Cedar Grove, died Friday, September 27, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, September 29, at Dilday Funeral Home. Interment followed in the New Bethel Cemetery, near Cedar Grove. Brother J. L. Fortner officiated. Mr. Shackleford, the son of the late Samuel W. and Melissa Hopper Shackleford, was born February 8, 1912, in Cedar Grove. He was a retired mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mrs. Ruby Woodard Shackleford, four sons, James Shackleford, of Lexington, Roy Shackleford, of Spring Creek, Harold Shackleford, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Glynn Shackleford, of Bradford, one half-sister, Darlene Bayer, of Granite City, Illinois. He also leaves nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
(Carroll County News Leader, Wednesday, October 3, 1996)
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GEORGE HERBERT SHELTON , 68, died Saturday, April 26, at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Funeral services were Monday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. at McKenzie Funeral Home with Bro. Brett Mebane officiating. Burial with honors by the Weakley County Sheriff's Department followed at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Mr. Shelton was born February 27, 1940 in Belleville, Illinois to the late George and Grace Daniels Shelton. He was a former police officer in Ridgely, a former Chief of Police in Tiptonville, and retired investigator for the Weakley County Sheriff's office with a total of 31 years of law enforcement, and attended Twin City Community Church in Hollow Rock. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Robert Shelton. Survivors include his wife, Vera Carroll Moore Shelton of Gleason; three daughters, Karen (George) Johnson of Dyersburg, Theresa (Ricky) Scott and Debbie Moore, both of McKenzie; five grandchildren, Leigh Ann Johnson and her fiance, Mark Dutton of Knoxville, Trae (Kayla) Johnson of Clarksville, Lauren Scott and Kaitlin Scott, both of McKenzie, and Mandi Johnson of Dyersburg; and one great-granddaughter, Addison Johnson of Clarksville.

HARRIET (THOMAS) SHOFFNER - Cottage Grove, Tenn. May 29, 1882
Harriet E. Shofner, daughter of Micajah and Ellen Thomas, was born in Orange County, N. C., Dec. 2, 1826, was married to Capt. B. D. Shofner in Carroll County, Tenn. August 22, 1849, died at home near Cottage Grove, Tenn. in Henry County Tenn. May 21, 1882. She professed religion and joined the Presbyterian church while very young. When she became older she moved her membership to the M. E. Church, South in which she lived a worthy and honorable member till her death. She was the mother of six children. This mother will be missed by her children and mourned by her husband, who was always wont to be guided by her counsels and influenced by her irreproachable Christian example. And what shall I say of the many friends, relatives, and neighbors, together with the weary itinerant who loved to chance that way and be cheered on his journey with her smiles, words of welcome, and acts of warmest hospitality. She "being dead, yet liveth" admonishing us to meet her in that better clime. Reg. B. Swift, Pastor.

THOMAS H. SIMPSON - Spring Creek, December 26, 1858 …untimely death of THOMAS H. SIMPSON, who departed this life on Christmas day at 10:10 a.m., aged 23 years 8 months, 25 days. He was at the time of his death, a student of the Madison College and was held in high esteem by the entire faculty and his fellow students. A large procession of friends attended his corpse from the residence of Col. Jones to the cemetery where President Hamilton read the burial ceremony…
Carroll Patriot Huntingdon, Tennessee Vol. 1, No. 48 January 20, 1859

EVA JEAN (HARRIS) SMITH , 76, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, October 16, 2006 at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Dilday Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Brother Sammy Douglas, Brother Lloyd Rich and Brother Ted Gentle will officiate the services. Mrs. Smith was born December 15, 1929, in Henderson County, Tennessee, to the late James Thomas and Lessie Haynes Harris. She was a member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church and a retired employee of Henry I. Siegel. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Myracle and her second husband, S. L. Smith, three brothers, J. R. Harris, O. T. Harris, Bradley Harris, and a sister, Lucille Boyd. She is survived by two daughters, Rita Gail Kelley, of Bruceton, TN, Glenda Dale Williams, of Huntingdon, TN, five brothers, James Ed Harris, Charles Thomas Harris, both of Clarksburg, TN, John P. Harris, of Houston, TX, Danny Ray Harris and Don Harris, both of Huntingdon, TN, three sisters, Irene Hollowell and Jo Furr, both of Huntingdon, TN and Sue Carol Gurley, of Clarksburg, TN. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Carroll County Democrat Huntingdon, Tennessee Friday, November 6, 1896

KENNETH L. SMITH , 72, died Saturday, April 1, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, at McKenzie Funeral Home with the Revs. Robert Prater and Phillip Halter officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Mr. Smith was born on September 18, 1933, in Lavinia, to Henry Otha Smith and Lura Olive Vickers. He was a retired railroad employee. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lois Jean Pinson Smith; one daughter, Deborah Smith (Donald) Adams of Waverly; and one son, Timothy Allen Smith of McKenzie.

RABIN WAYNE SMITH - age 69, of Lexington died Monday July 30,2012 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife June Smith, a step-son Floyd Bowman of Union Gorve,Ala., a step-daughter Rebecca Williams of Morgan City,Ala., 2 brothers Lee Smith of Union Grove,Ala. and Robert Smith of Arab,Ala., 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews and 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by 2 sons David Wayne Smith and Kenny Bowman. Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday August 1 at 2PM at the Palestine Cemetery in Carroll County.
Lexington Progress 8/1/2012

CORNELIA ERNESTINE SPAIN - 78, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, April 1, in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Don McCurley officiated the service. Interment followed in the Leach Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery. Miss Spain was born September 8, 1927, in Milan, to the late John Hershel Spain and Jesse (Fry) Spain. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Spain, Sr. She is survived by five sisters, Madlyn Rosel of Cordova, Gerry Spain and Mary (Paul) Flippin, both of Huntingdon, Jamie Mason and Jan Carpenter, both of Cedar Grove; two brothers, Johnny Spain of Jackson and Tommy Spain of Cedar Grove.

MARY CATHERINE SPAIN - Services for Mrs. Mary Catherine Spain, 85, were conducted from Liberty Church near Yuma Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Spain died late Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Carnall, at Yuma. She suffered a stroke a week ago. Mrs. Spain was a member of the Church of Christ. She was the daughter of Francis and Sylvia Phillips Sellers. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Charles Spain of Memphis. Eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
(Lexington Progress May 4, 1951)

RUTH RAYMELL (DILL) SPRINGER , 85, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, June 25, 2007 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Clarksburg Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Sellers Hill Cemetery. Brother Bill Crossno and Brother Martin Klamn will officiate the services. Mrs. Springer was born March 3, 1922, in Carroll County, Tennessee, to the late Guy and Erin Hood Dill. She was a retired employee of Publix Shirt Corporation and a member of the Clarksburg Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Springer, who passed away June 24, 2003, two brothers, Homer Dill, Dwayne Dill and a sister, Carolyn June Dill. She is survived by a daughter, Pansy Cary, of Huntingdon, TN, a son, Billy Springer, of Antioch, TN, two sisters, Inez Orr, of Huntingdon, TN and Opal Laws, of Nashville, TN. She also leaves four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 PM till 9 PM at Dilday Funeral Home West Visitation Room and on Wednesday from 8 AM till time of services. Dilday Funeral Home - Huntingdon is in charge of arrangements.

MARY LEE (ROCHELLE) STAFFORD - Services for Mary Lee Rochelle Stafford, 93, will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 at Mt. Pleasant Church in Bradford with Bro. Dennis Beal officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Stafford, widow of Jiles Edker Stafford, died Sunday night, July 15, 2001 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born October 10, 1907 in Trezevant to the late Susan Wilson Rochelle and Robert Rochelle. She was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Somerville. Survivors include two daughters, Elsie Green of Whiteville and Grethel Herron of Hartford, Michigan; two sisters, Roxie Yeary of Cordova and Mildred Griffin of Memphis; a brother, Talamadge Rochelle of Frayser; and five grandchildren. Two sons also preceded her in death, Billie Stafford and Phillip Stafford. Visitation will be at Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
Contributed by Brenda Garrett

CHARLES WASHINGTON STANFORD - Services for Charlie Washington Stanford, 75, of Huntingdon were at 2 pm. April 1, 1989 at Dilday Funeral Home with Robert Martin officiating. Burial was at Liberty All, Huntingdon. Mr. Stanford died March 30, 1989 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born December 25, 1913 to Brodie Stanford, and the former Ave James. Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Stanford of Huntingdon; two daughters, Jeanette Simpson, Milan, Lynn Lewis, Jackson; three sons, Larry Stanford, Huntingdon; Dwight Stanford, Paris; Travis Stanford of Trezevant; four sisters, Nina Richardson, Pauline Hewey, Madeline Wiles, and Willie Mae Stanford, all of Cedar Gromve; one brother, Tom Stanford, Cedar Grove; 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Carroll Co News April 5, 1989 - Contributed by Joy Beth Campbell / Transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

MYRTLE (DOUGLAS) STANFORD - 84, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, August 8, 1991, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, August 19, 1991, at Dilday Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Spain Cemetery near Cedar Grove (Henderson Co). Reverends Clarence Carter and Lynn Stapleton officated. Mrs. Stanford, the daughter of the late James Nathan and Delie Waller Douglas, was born May 30, 1907. She was a member of the Independent Baptist Church and was the widow of Lonnie Stanford, who died in 1981. She is survived by two sons, Jewell Stanford and Lonnie Stanford, Jr. both of Huntingdon; six granchildren, six grea- great-grandchildren. Paullbearers who served were Wendell McCartney, Terry Sayles, R.C. Todd, Lewis Arnold, Andy Vaughn, and Billy Rogers. Dilday Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Diane Gilbert Carroll Leader Newspaper

RUBY LEE (CAMPBELL) STANFORD , 83, of Huntingdon, died Monday, April 29, at the Life Care Center in Bruceton. Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 2, at Liberty All Cemetery. Brother Benny Keymon officiated. Pallbearers who served were Scotty Stanford, Phillip Stanford, Todd Stanford, Dwight Stanford, Wesley Stanford and Lee Lewis. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Stanford, the daughter of the late Wesley and Hattie Morris Campbell, was born August 30, 1918, in Carroll County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie W. Stanford; and a sister, Jeanetter Simpson. She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Lewis of Jackson; three sons, Travis Stanford of Huntingdon, Larry Stanford of Greenfield, and Barton Stanford of Jackson; a sister, Beatrice Manning of Milan; a brother, Thomas Campbell of Jackson; 11 grandchilren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Carroll Co News Leader Wed. May 8, 2002 - Contributed by Joy Beth Campbell / Transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

THOMAS J. STEVENS - (Huntingdon TN - Feb. 8) The funeral service of Thomas J. Stevens, a senior in the Clarksburg High school, was largely attended in the high school chapel Wednesday. His principal and friend, Elder W. L. Denton, was assisted by Elder Hubert Dill, a young Christian church minister of the community, in paying tribute to the fine character of the youth, who succumbed after a short illness with influenza. Girls of the class served as pallbearers. Interment was near Clarksburg. He is survived by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens and one brother.

Weep for him who passed away, While yet still in youthful years
A friend, dear friend, in former days, Oh weep for him in tears

We've wandered together, And thus did make great Amity
But from this life he's gone forever, No more his form I see

He's sleeping neath the rugged sod, Beneath that cold, cold clay
No more this earthly place to trod, But gone forever to stay.

Just a Youth of seventeen, A Youth of high ideals,
A Youth that everyone esteemed, The Youth who played Fair deals

Tribute written by Charles. Pinckley, Knoxville TN in memory of T.F. Stephens who died Feb. 3, at Clarksburg 1929
Obituary contributed to Genealogy Trails by William Altom

JUNE (LEE) STORY - Graveside services for June Story, 78, will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McKenzie. Mrs. Story, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 30 of heart failure at McKenzie Health Care Center. She was born November 30, 1922 in Henry County to the late Velva Irene Melton Lee and James Clint Lee. Survivors include a daughter, Joy Martin of McKenzie; a son, Robbie C. Story of Ontario, California; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, Danny Lee Story and a brother, Ralf Lee, also preceded her in death. Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

WILLIE STRAYHORN - ARTHUR KIRBY, white, was arrested Friday of last week by Sheriff BUTLER, charged with killing of WILLIE STRAYHORN, colored, at the home of LUCIEN STRAYHORN, father of the deceased. Also arrested as an accessory, JESS BIRD, father-in-law of Kirby… The dead boy was a student at Lane College at Jackson and was at home to see his grandmother, who was sick. Both defendants deny guilt.
The Tennessee Republican Huntingdon, Carroll County Friday, January 18, 1929 ( found this on GenForum by Nita)

DELMAR R. SULLIVAN - 88, of Huntingdon, died Thursday, February 19, 2004 at the Huntingdon Health & Rehabilitation Center. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 22, at the Chase Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Carroll Memorial Gardens. Bro. Larry Dishman officiated. Pallbearers who served were Eric Massey, Gary Massey, Bill Massey, Mike Massey, Roger Massey and James Arnold. Honorary pallbearer was Leon Reynolds. Mr. Sullivan, the son of the late Pete and Lula (Hale) Sullivan, was born November 21, 1915, in Decatur County. He had worked for the Milan Arsenal, was a farmer and a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a member of the American Legion and the Church of God Prophecy. He is survived by two daughters, Mildred (Neil) Massey of Huntingdon and Bertie (Robert) Arnold of Camden; a son, Willard (Joyce) Sullivan of Huntingdon; a sister, Norma Futrell of Newark, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Carroll County News-Leader (Feb. 27, 2004):

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