Decatur Co TN Obituaries

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JAKE L. FERGUSON - The body of Jake L. Ferguson, killed in Korea April 16, 1951 will arrive here this Friday afternoon at 4:35. Services will be conducted Saturday from Peace Chapel Church by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Military services will be given at the grave. Sgt. Ferguson was only 20 years of age at the time of his death. The body will remain at Pafford Funeral Home until time for the funeral. He leaves his father, J.O. Ferguson Sr; six brothers, J.O. Jr., Lexington; John of Virginia, Bill with the army in Germany; Ray of Aukland New Zealand, Roy of Lexington and Eugene of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Arby Scott of Holland MO and Mrs. Idell Harrington of Memphis.

JUANITA (DUCK) FERNSTROM , 82, died Monday, November 10, 2003. Vistitation and the funeral were held on November 11, 2003, at Parsons Mortuary in Parsons Tennessee. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Parsons, Tennessee. Johnny Felker and Rev. Barney E. Austin officiated. Pallbearers were six of her nephews. Her loving husband of 49 years, Edward B. Fernstrom, her parents, Roy L. Duck and Jewel Armstrong Duck, and her two brothers, Roy Benton Duck and Robert Johnston Duck, preceded Juanita in death.

Juanita is survived by her son, Edward B. “Butch” Fernstrom and his wife Daphne of Ft. Worth, Texas; oldest daughter, Pat Austin and her husband Barney of Millington, TN; youngest daughter, Dr. Pam Fernstrom of Florence, Alabama; her brother and sister-in-law, Billy C. and Bernice Duck of Memphis, TN; her sister and brother-in-law, Martha C. and D.C. Crawford of Dancyville, TN; eight nephews, Tom, John, Jim, Mark and Tom Benton Duck, Craig, Bill and Chris Crawford; five grandchildren, Karen Berry (Mark), David Austin (Stephanie), Kristy Payne (Eugene), Meaghan and Landon Geary, and Gabby Ferstrom; and seven great-grandchildren, Will and Zack Austin, Stephen, Ashley, and Matthew Berry and Austin and Noah Payne. Juanita lived in five states with her family but loved her home state of Tennessee best. She was always the loving mother to her own children and her extended family. Juanita enjoyed fishing and boating in the Tennessee River and loved to laugh with her family. She was also a retired bookkeeper and jewelry store manager. Juanita will be greatly missed from the “Duck Pond.”

CHARLES L. FISHER - Funeral services for Mr. Charles L. Fisher were held Monday, July 23, 2007 at Parsons Mortuary. Burial followed at Red House Cemetery.Mr. Charles, age 51, passed away July 21, 2007 at Westwood Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse G. Fisher, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Ruth M. Fisher of Decaturville and one brother, Jesse Glenn Fisher of Washington.
Lexington Progress July 25, 2007

CLEVELAND RAY FISHER , 87, of Parsons, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at Decatur County Manor. Services were held on Friday, December 16, 2005 with Don Franks and Arthur Bain officiating. Masonic Rites followed at the funeral home. Interment followed in the Bear Creek Cemetary in Parsons. Mr. Fisher was the son of the late William Albert and Effie (Gross) Fisher. He was a member of Parsons Masonic Lodge #586, was a Methodist, and was retired from Vulcan Materials. He also was a retired farmer. He is survived by daughters Carolyn (Bill) Newsom of Savannah; Bonnie (Ronnie) Bulter of Parsons; son Larry D. (Faye) Fisher of Lexington; sister Nina O’Guin of Parsons; brother James Fisher of Jackson; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Sue (Culp), by two daughters Rebecca Stricklin, and Rose Marie Fisher. Pallbearers included Scott Fisher, Stewart Fisher, Stephen Fisher, Dwight Fisher, Brian White and Brandon Franks. Honorary Pallbearers included Jimmy Patterson, Timmy Patterson, Dwight Patterson, Joey Patterson, Shawn Patterson and Nathan Patterson. Decatur County Chronicel 20 December 2005

EULA LEE FISHER - Funeral services for Eula Fisher will be today, at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Fisher, age 96, died Sunday at Decatur County General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert Fisher. Survivors include one sister, Mildred Crawley, Decaturville; one granddaughter; one grandson; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be today at 9:00 a.m. until service at Reed’s Chapel-Decaturville.
September 26, 2007. Lexington Progress

GRAPEL P. FISHER - ,94, of Decaturville TN passed away Tuesday Feb. 23 (2010) at Decatur County Hsp. in Parsons TN. She was a member of the Decaturville Methodist CHurch. She is survived by three dughters, Mary Ellen (John) Arndt of Nashville, Dottie (Jack) Freckman of Nashville, Janie Fisher Hyde of Goodlettsville; three sons, Martin (Faylene) Fisher of Decaturville, Ralph (Lottie) Fisher of Lexington, Sammy (Judy) Fisher of Decaturville. She is also survived by two sisters, Omega (Edward) McClure of St. Louis MO and Betty (Gene) Brasher of Parsons, and a brother Glenn (Iris) Brasher of Decaturville by six grandchildren, Cathy Yarbro, Amy Gutherie, Neil ANderson, Scott, Stan and John Fisher; seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Hallie Fisher and a grandaughter, Jan Stanfill. Services were Feb. 25 at Reeds Chapel in Decaturville with Steven Douglas officiating. Burial folllowed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress

NETTIE B. FISHER - Funeral services for Nettie B. Fisher will be at Reeds Chapel, Decaturville at 2 pm on Wednesday Feb. 10, 2010. Burial will follow in ghe Pleasant Hill Cem. Mrs. Fisher age 98, of Decaturville, died Monday Feb. 8, 2010 at Decatur County hospital. She was predeceased by a sister, Lavon Etheridge; four brothers, Grady, Elvin, Cleo and Lamarse Brasher; and a grandson, Chris Johnson. She was the widow of Albert Fisher. She is survived by a daughter, Kay Johnson of Decaturville; three sisters, Grapel Fisher of Decaturville; Omega McClure of St. Louis MO, Betty Brasher of Parsons, a brother Glen Brasher of Decaturville and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

PAULINE (GRAPEL) FISHER , age 94 of Decaturville, TN, passed away Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 at Decatur Co. General Hospital in Parsons, TN. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Arndt and Dottie Freckman of Nashville, Janie Fisher Hyde of Goodlettsville; three sons, Martin Fisher of Decaturville, Ralph Fisher of Lexington, Sammy Fisher of Decaturville. She is also survived by two sisters, Omega McClure of St. Louis, MO and Betty Brasher of Parsons, and a brother, Glenn (Iris) Brasher of Decaturville; by 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th, at Reed's Chapel in Decaturville, TN, with Steven Douglas officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Decaturville. Visitation will be Thursday, 9 a.m. until service at Reeds Chapel - Decaturville

BRENDA SUE (MANESS) FLANAGAN - Funeral services for Brenda Flanagan are scheduled January 3, 2009 at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Ms. Flanagan died peacefully in Memphis on Dec. 24, 2008. She was born Auust 2, 1953 to Dorothy Mae McCormick Maness and the late Fred Carson Maness. Survivors include her mother Dorothy Maness Clenney, Lexington. She was preceded by her husband Bill Flanagan; her father, Fred Maness; one brother, Freddy Dale Maness.
Lexington Progress 31 Dec 2008

DARLENE D. (HARDIN) FLOYD - Funeral services for Mrs. Darlene D. Floyd were Monday, July 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Floyd, age 39, died on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Decatur County General Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Leona and Kenneth Hardin of Parsons; her husband, James Floyd of Parsons; four sons, James P. Floyd, of North Carolina, Joshua Floyd, Zach Floyd, and Johnny Floyd, all of Parsons; one daughter, Michelle Floyd, of North Carolina; one brother, Keith Scott Hardin, of Parsons; and two grandchildren. Lexington Progress July 18, 2007

KENNY DEWAYNE FOX , 39, of Decaturville TN, passed away APril 7, 2012. Chief Fox died in the line of duty early Saturday morning. He was the Fire Chief for Decaturville, Station 3. He was the vice-president of the PBA Board in law enforcement. He was a Volunteer firefighter for the city of Decaturville and Decatur Co. for the past 10 years and a member of the Rescue Squad. He was a SGT with the Decatur Co Sheriff's office and was currently serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Decaturville. He attended the post certification law enforcement academy in Donleson TN. He is survived by his wife, Deana Renae (Moore) Fox, three sons, Michael Lee 19, Dylan 13 and Ethan Ray Fox, 22 months all of Decaturville. Two sisters Neva and Connie Maness of Lexington. His mother , Gail Ann Maness, and father, Thomas Lee Maness both of Lexington, a father in law and mother in law, Barney and Vaudeen Moore. He was predeceased by his loving grandparents that raised h im, Ray Lenard and Tommie Sue Fox, a sister Cindy Lynn Brown. He believed in serving his community. He was driven to bring comfort to those he met daily. He was quick to put his personal agenda aside to help others. He was involved with the under privileged children during the holiday season. He drove others to give their best, in giving his. Services were April 10, 2012 at Trinity Assembly of God in Decaturville TN> Burial followed at Decatur City Cemetery with full firefighter honors. Reeds Chapel in Decaturville is in charge of arrangements.
Lexington Progress 11 April 2012

MARIAN THEO FOSTER - Graveside services for Marian Foster were Sep. 8, 2011 at the Scotts Hill Pentecostal Cemetery. Reeds Chapel were in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Foster, age 91, of Lexington died Sep. 6, 2011 in Parsons. She is survived by a son Danny Foster of Bartlett, three daughters, Anita Wade of Millington, Michelle Clough of Germantown and Chuddie Wilson of Lexington, a sister Josephine Wheeler of Memphis and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 Sep 2011

JERRIE L. FRIZZELL Services for Jerrie Frizzell were April 2, 2011 at Union Baptist Church. Mrs. Frizzell, age 67, died March 31, 2011 at Decatur County Hsp. She was preceded by her husband, Wesley Frizzell; one son, Mark Lynn Frizzell; one sister, Margaret Kelley. Survivors include one son, Daniel Frizzell, Scotts Hill, one sister Peggy French and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 6 April 2011

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