Decatur Co TN Obituaries

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HERMAN F. LACKEY - Funeral services for Herman F. Lackey were Nov. 21, 2009 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel in Parsons. Burial followed at Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Lackey, age 89, died Nov. 18, 2009 at her home. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Readey of Parsons; one son, Ronald Lackey of Parsons; two daughter, Charlotte Curtis and Karen Hamm both of Parsons and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

EVELYN LANCASTER - Funeral services for Evelyn M. Lancaster were Thursday at Parsons Mortuary. Interment was in Parsons Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lancaster, age 83, died Feb. 6. 2009 in Winchester CA. She was preceded by her husband, Babe M. Lancaster; two brothers, Neal Martin and James Bem Martin; one sister Mildred Rice and one grandchild. Survivors include one son, James A. Lancaster, Jackson; one daughter Pamel L. Elziga CA; Carolyn Brasher, Irma Riley; and Jeanett Cruit all of Decaturville and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 Feb. 2009

GINA FAYE LANCE - Services for Gina Faye Lance will be March 24, 2011 at Parsons Mortuary. Burial will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. L ance, age 46, died March 21, 2011 at Decatur County General Hospital. She is preceded by her mother, Brenda Gale Roach. Survivors include her father Boby W. Roach, Parsons; her husband Jimmy Dewayne Lance; two brothers Charles Dewayne Roach and Robin Dean Roach and one sister Tina Sims Dickson.
Lexington Progress 23 Mar 2011

JONATHAN LASTER - Funeral services for Jonathan Laster, age 16, are scheduled for 2 p.m. April 23, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Brad Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Bible Hill Cemetery in Parsons. Jonathan died Friday in Cincinnati Ohio. He was born August 21, 1992 in Atlanta GA. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents Dan and Brenda Laster of Scotts Hill, Eileen Colwick and the late J.T. Colwick of Parsons; his great grandmother; Mrs. Ruby Laster; an aunt, Dana Laster; an uncle Ronny Yoes; and two cousins Jake and Joe Yoes.
Lexington Progress 22 April 2009

PAULINE LEDBETTER - Services were July 16, 2013 at the Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Interment followed at Bible Hill Cemetery. She died July 13, 2013 at Jackson Madison Hosp. Survivors include a son, Garry of Decatur AL daughters, Barbara Pratt of Lexington and Becky of Parsons and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7 Jul 2013

AMANDA ROSE LEE - Funeral services for Amanda Rose Lee, 16, were held Friday, August 13, 2004 at Trinity Assembly of God in Decaturville with Jimmy Chase and Rocky McConnell officiating. Interment followed at the Trinity Cemetery. Miss Lee died in a car accident Wednesday, August 11th, 2004. Born November 10, 1987, she was the daughter of Tommy Edward Lee of Parsons and Rose Holloway Lee of Linden. She was also a student at Perry County High School. Other survivors include her sister, Rebecca Lee of Linden; grandparents, Dan and Elizabeth Rhodes of Scotts Hill and Billy and Geraldine Lee of Parsons; uncles Tony Lee of Parsons and Clyde Fields of Mt. Pleasant; aunts Tammy Conway of Decaturville, Velera Bivins of Decaturville, Vicki Byrd of Sardis, Judy Maire and Belva Dixon, both of Scotts Hill.

STANLEY E. LEE - 65, passed away Tuesday Aug. 21, 2012 at Decatur Co. Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jones Lee; sons Eric Lee and David Lee; stepsons, Keith & Kevin Carr and Harold Martin; brothers Curtis and John Bull. The family chose cremation.
Lexington Progress 29 Aug 2012

HARVEY GREEN LEWIS , night watchman for the Frisco Railroad here for 15 years, died yesterday morning at the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis. He was 63, and had been ill since Aug. 24. A native of Genett (Jeanette) Tenn., Mr. Lewis was formerly a millman for the Coleman Heading Co. of Jackson, Tenn., and later was employed by the Illinois Gentral Railway at Water Valley, Miss. He came to Memphis in 1912, and was formerly a school bus driver for Shelby County. He was a Mason and lived at 1674 Airways Boulevard. Besides his wife, Mrs. Tessie Pauline Lewis, he leaves two daughters, Hazel and Barbara Ann Lewis of Memphis; two sons, William Wayne Lewis of the United States Navy and Paul Lewis of Memphis; a brother, R.L. Lewis of Atlanta, GA., and a sister Mrs. Joe Wheat of Parsons, Tenn. Services will be held at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the National Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. L. Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Parsons, Tenn.
Contributed by John Conway (from Joe Reynolds GGrandson of William H. Lewis).

HAZEL FRANCES LEWIS - Services fro Hazel Francis Lewis, 82, will be at 1 pm Thursday Jan. 30, 2003 at St. Regina's Catholic Church with burial in Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis died Tuesday at her home in Parsons. Survivors include daughter Linda R. Mitchell of Parsons; son, Edmond Hatley of Steel MO; sister Mable Hatley ofHayti MO; brothers Charles Corbin of Parsons and Billy Corbin of Miss; three grandchildren, Jennifer and JohnMitchell and Teresa Cecil; 1 great grandchild Tanner Cecil. She was preceded by a grandaughter TIffany Mitchell.
Contributed by Jackson Sun Jackson Sun 1/29/2003

MAUDE O. LEWIS - Services for Maude O. Lewis were Sunday at Parsons Mortuary with burial in Parsons City Cemetery. Ms. Lewis who was 95, died Thursday March 18, 1999 at Decatur County Hsp. She is survived by one daughter, Ann McMurry; two sisters, Carmon Thomas and Lois Austin; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 Mar 1999

RALPH H. LEWIS - Services for Ralph H. Lewis, 67, of Dcaturville were Sept. 27, 2008 at Reeds Chapel in Decaturville with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Lewis wa sborn Dec. 1, 1940 in Lexington to Noah Lee and Beulah Lewis. He attended Memphis State Univ. and served 4 years in the Air Force. He was a member of Broad Street Church of Christ in Lexington. Mr. Lewis lived in Lexington and worked at Odle Chevrolet for many Years ntil he re-located to Decatur Co where he retired from Kolpak. He was a charter member of the Lexington Moose Lodge and a charter member of the Decatur County Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Shaunda and many nieces and nephews. HE as preceded by his parents, by 2 brothers, Max and Roy Lewis and by 3 sistrs, Vivian Lofton, Martha Cheek and Nola Catherine Sollomann.
Lexington Progress 1 Oct 2008

ROBERT LAWRENCE LEWIS - Judge Sam Campbell has ruled that Harold B. Gorsline, 62, New York City, was not driving in a reckless manner at 10:45 a.m. Monday when his car fatally injured a pedestrian at Watkins and N. Parkway. He dismissed a reckless driving charge against the motorist. Monday, Gorsline was held to the grand jury by Judge Campbell on a charge of assault and battery with an automobile, a state charge. Judge Campbell ordered that the state case was "to stand" so the grand jury could act on it. Gorsline testified he was driving "very slow" when Robert L. Lewis, 69, of 880 N. Watkins, retired Civil Service employee, walked into the path of his car. Mr.lewis died at 11:50 Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital from head injuries. His death was the fourth traffic fatality in Memphis this year.
Contributed by John Conway (from Joe Reynolds GGrandson of William H. Lewis).

TED LEWIS - Services for Ted Lewis were Tuesday May 23, 2000 at Reeds Chapel, Decaturville with burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.Mr. Lewis, 72, died May 22, 2000 at his home in Jackson of cancer. He was retired from Bell South. He leaves his wife Betty Goodman Lewis of Jackson; a daughter Georgia Lister of Knoxville; a stepdaughter, Juanita Barham of Medina; a son, Gregory Lewis of Jackson; a stepson Wayne Murphy of Woodward OK; a sister, Lorence Lewis of Jackson; two brothers, Stennis Lewis of Jackson and Troy of Alvin TX.
Lexington Progress 24 May 2000

WILLIAM PATTERSON LEWIS , aged 62 years, died Sunday afternoon having suffered a stroke of paralysis on the previous Monday. He was reared and lived many years in Decatur County and had many friends. Surviving of his immediate family are his widow; two daughters, Miss Ina of Memphis and Mrs. W.H.. Roberts and her little daughter Margie Lee; a son, W.C. of Chattanooga; brothers, Harvey of Memphis and Robert of Atlanta and a sister, Mrs. Joe Wheat. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. R.W. Council and burial was in the local cemetery. (All the above members of the family join in publically thanking all their neighbors for the many kindness, words of consolation and the beautiful floral gifts)
Contributed by John Conway (from Joe Reynolds GGrandson of William H. Lewis)

MARGARET E. (RAINS) LINDSEY - Funeral services for Margaret E. Lindsey were Sunday, October 21, 2007, at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Parsons City Cemetery. Mrs. Lindsey, age 84, died October 20, 2007, at Decatur County General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Noble Lindsey; her mother and father, Fannie Jordan and Herman Rains. Survivors include one son, Larry Noble Lindsey, Parsons; one daughter Lynette Dunn, Millington; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress. October 24, 2007.

WILLIE A. LINEBERRY , 65, passed away May 13, 2007 at Jackson Madison General. Services were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. Doug Sanders officiating. Interment followed at Jeanette Cemetery. he is preceded in death by his mother and father Bessie Lott and William H. Lineberry, sons, Mike Barber and Glenn Barber, three deceased sisters, and two grandsons. He is survived by his daughter Pam Doyle of Parsons, sister, Jewel Roni of KY , special friend, Jim Bolen, four grandaughters and three great grandchildren.
Decatur Chronicle 22 May 2007

RACHEL ELIZABETH LINTON , age 48, of Decaturville, passed away May 6, 2014 at Jackson County Hosp. She was born Nov. 28, 1965 in Merietta GA to the late Robert Lee and Florence Hatcher Lee of FL. She was a homemaker. The family chose cremation. A memorial service was held Mond. May 12, 2014 at 7 pm at Oakdale Funeral Home. Survivors include her mother, Florence Hatcher Lee of FL, daughters Candice Eckman of Lexington, Crystal Shelton of Decaturville, Lisa Linton of Nashville. One brother Daniel Lee of SC, Sisters, Alice Wood of SC, Becky Pearl of FL and Susan Hatcher of FL and 7 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5/14/2014

ALVIS LOMAX , 80, retired farmer, died Wednesday of heart failure at Decatur County General Hospital. Services will be at 2pm today at Pafford Funeral Home Scotts Hill Chapel with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery near there. Mr. Lomax, the husband of Emma Lou Lomax, also leaves a daughter, Wanda Lee Spence of Anchorage, Alaska; a son, Billy A. Lomax of Decaturville; a stepdaughter, Martha Rogers of Scotts Hill; a stepson, Jerry Teague of Benbrook, Texas; a brother, Willie Lomax of Decaturville, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal - January 16, 1998

MELVIE (BUTLER) LOMAX , 75, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital - Lexington. Services will be at 3pm today at Mt. Zion Baptist Church near here with burial in the church cemetery. Boyd Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Lomax, wife of Alvis Lomax, also leaves a stepdaughter, Wanda Lee Spence of Anchorage, Alaska, a stepson, Billy Lomax of Decaturville; two sisters, Maxine Lomax of Decaturville and Leona Montgomery of Jackson; two brothers, Glynn Butler and Max Ray Butler, both of Parsons, six stepgrandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal - March 24, 1992.

EMMA LOU LONG - Funeral services for Emma Lou Long were held April 11, 2004 at the Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. Donald Bain & Bro. Danny Ray officiating. Interment followed at Bible Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Long passed away April 10, 2004 at the Decatur County General Hospital. Survivors include sons John Long of Clemson, South Carolina, Bob Long of Jackson, TN, Larry Carrington of Jackson, sisters Anglee Woods, Effie Lea Maxwell, Faye Little, Doris Fisher, Bobbie Nell Cotham, Martha Cagle and Betty Biggs of Parsons, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Gordon Long, one son JA Carrington, J.T. Colwick, Erma Colwick, Marshall Colwick, and Bill Colwick

JOHN WESLEY "RED" LONG - Services for John Wesley β€œRed” Long will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Long, a retired pipeline foreman, died Sunday at Decatur County General Hospital. He was married to Marie Quinn Long. They had three daughters, Ruby Graves, of Parsons, Cookie Salyer of Grovertown, Ind., and Mrs. Johnnie Potts of Fairfield Bay, Ark.
Contributed by Linda Lewis - Jackson Sun – March 26, 1989 - From the obituary collection of Opal D. Quinn

MARIE (QUINN) LONG - Services for Marie Quinn Long, 81, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brewer Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prospect Church Cemetery. Mrs. Long, a homemaker, died Sunday at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital of heart failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Long. She is survived by three daughters, Ruby Graves and Johnnie Potts both of Parsons, and Cookie Salyer of Walkerton, Ind.
Contributed by Linda Lewis - Jackson Sun – March 22, 1999

ERNEST CARLTON LOVELADY SR. - Services for Ernest Carlton Lovelady, were at Reeds Chapel, Decaturville, Saturday April 23, 2011 with cremation following. Mr. Lovelady, Sr. 65, of Parsons TN died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Decatur Co Hsp. He was retired from Detroit Diesel. He is survived by hiswife Ramona Elizabeth Lovelady of Parsons; two daughters, Paul Saraceno of Michigan; Susan Lovelady of Parsons; a son Ernest C. Jr. of Michigan; two sisters, Peggy Damron of Michigan; Barbara Gioia ofMichigan; a brother William Lovelady of Michigan and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Jerry Lovelady and his parents, Jimmy D. Alice Kathleen Lovelady.
Lexington Progress 27 Apr 2011

KENT LOWERY - Services for Mrs. Kent Lowery were Monday August 5 at St. Mary's AME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Lowery, 70, died Friday at Decatur Gen. Hspt. He was a retired sawmill worker. He leaves his daughters, Sharon Pettigrew and Kathy Lowery, both of Bath Springs. Three sons, Jerry K. Jr. of Decaturville, Keith of Bath Springs, Kelvin of Alexandria LA, six sisters Elnora Lowery of Corinth, Ms. Molly Lowery, Virginia Burley, Joella Lowery, Ruth Westbook, Alice Lowery all of Saltillo. Twobrothers; Lynn of Saltillo, Cecil of Memphis. He was preceded by his wife ROberta Lowery.

WILLIAM LOWERY - Services for William Fredrick Lowery were Friday August 16, 1996 at Boyd Parsons Funeral Home with burial in Cross Roads in Parsons. Mr. Lowery, 47, died Wednesday August 14, 1996 at Decatur Gen. Hsp. of injuries sustained in a car accident. He leaves his wife, Shirley England Lowery of Scotts H ill; a daughter, Jodie Ann of Scotts Hill; two sons, Freddy Wayne and Jerry Lynn both of Scotts Hill; his mother, Mrs. Susie Lowery Maness of Parsons; two sisters, Melva Sheryl Smith and Neva Jenice Yates both of Linden; a brother, Nathan Don Lowery of Gulf Breeze, FL

GILBERT LUGO - Services for Gilbert Lugo will be Oct. 6, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso TX. Committal will be at Ft. Bliss Natl. Cem. Mr. Lugo, age 68, of Parsons, formerly of Dillsburg PA died Sept. 27, 2011. He retired from IBM. He was a member of the American Legion; Wellsville Frontier Days, Wellsville PA; and the Pine Tree Country Club in Lexington. Surviving in addition to his mother, Pauline Lugo are his wife, Jane Lugo of Parsons, daughter, Gina-Marie Brahms of Haddonfield NJ; son, Michael Lugo, two supstons; brother Daniel; sisters Judy Lugo of El Paso and Kathryn Lovine of Moonachie NJ.
Lexington Progress 5 Oct 2011

ADA CAMPBELL LUNSFORD - Services for Mrs. Ada Cambell Lundsford are at 10a.m. today [Wednesday] at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. David Cooper and A.G. Hays officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Decatur County. Mrs. Lunsford, who was 89, died Monday at Specialty hospital in Jackson after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Pooley Lunsford of Lexington and a sister, Mrs. Donnie Lunsford, of Lexington.
From the Joy Beth Campbell Collections, transcribed by Diana Gilbert (The Lexington Progress, September 10, 1986)

GRANVILLE LUNSFORD - Services for Granville Lundsford were Wednesday at Parsons Mortuary with the Rev. O.T. Cottrell officiation. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Mr. Lunsford, who was 82, died early Tuesday at Decatur County Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired TVA employee and a veteran of World War I. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Riggs of Parsons; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gertie Roberts of Lexington; a brother, Jess Lunsford of Lexington and three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Elvington of Louisiana, Mrs. Timmie Rhodes of Lexington and Mrs. Pearlie Benson of Henderson.
From the Joy Beth Campbell Collection, transcribed by Dianna Gilbert - Lexington Progress December 1, 1976

OMA LUNSFORD - Services for Mrs. Oma Lunsford were Friday at Parsons Mortuary with the Rev. O.T. Cottrell officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Lunsford, who was 82, died Thursday at her home in Parsons after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Granville Luther Lunsford of Parsons; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Riggs of Parsons and Mrs. Gertie Epperson of Lexington; and a brother, Fred Carlton of Linden.
From the Joy Beth Campbell Collection, transcribed by Dianna Gilbert from the Lexington Progress Wed. May 19, 1976





























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