OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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CLEATER ABLES - Age 99, of Lexington died July 9, in Lexington. She is survived by three daughters, Dovie Small, Zina Sonnenfeld and Charlotte Diane Crowe; five sons, Lesters, Jimmy Harold, David, Harley and Terry Ables; two sisters, Lurley Mink and Velma Sprague and 29 grandchildren. She ws preceded by two daughters, Ethe Lee Gates and Lillie Swindell; and a son, Tony Ables. Services were held July 12, 2015 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 15 Jul 2015

ADA E. (PETTY) ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Ada Petty Adams were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with John W. Jarrett officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, who was 93, died Sunday afternoon at NuCare Convalescent Center after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County, the widow of A. F. Adams and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves three sons, Edward Adams of Wildersville, Raymond Adams of Columbus, Miss., and Edmond Adams of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Maxwell of Lexington and Mrs. Louise Day of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Coble of Lexington; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 13, 1984

ALICE ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Alice Hart Adams were June 28, 1995 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Browns Pentecostal Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, who was 78, died Tuesday June 27, 1995 at Briarwood Manor. She was a retired waitress and the widow of F. Adams. She leaves a brother, Ray Hart of Huron and a sister, Mrs. Mary Nell Threadgill of Huron.
Lexington Progress 7/5/1995

ALTON B. ADAMS - Services for Alton B. Adams were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason and Andy Maness officiating. Burial was in Beech River Cemetery. Mr. Adams, 82, died Saturday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired Lexington Electric System employee where he worked 22 years and was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Beulah Sanford Adams by Wildersville; a son, William Adams of Germantown; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Thornton of Little Rock, AR; four brothers, Ashley of Wildersville, Buddy of Marion AR, Carl of Atwood and Priestly of California; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Meeks of Atwood, Mrs. Annie Woods of Adamsville and Mrs. Rena Fesmire of Lexington; and two grandchildren.

ANNIE MAE (HAYES) ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Annie Mae Adams were Monday, August 1, at Pafford Funeral Home with the revs. Randall Wood and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Central Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, 75, died Saturday, July 30, at her home. She was a homemaker, the widow of Columbus Elija Adams and a Baptist.. She leaves six daughters, Ann Stone, Nancy Hensley, both of Reagan, Mae Rhodes of Jackson, Lou Davis, Gail Tart, both of Valrico FL, Jane Adams of Hallsville MO; two sons, Joe Adams and Levi both of Cedar Grove; three sisters Martha Grissom of Reagan, Maxine Woods, Ruby Wood, both of Lexington; three brothers, Jessie Hayes, Tommy and John Bill all of Lexington - 15 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8/3/1994

ASHLEY JOHNSON ADAMS - Services for Ashley Johnson Adams were Sunday August 2, 1992 at Pafford Funeral Home with Joe Leslie, Andy Maness and the Rev. Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Adams, who was 94, died Friday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired school teacher and former superintendent of Henderson County Schools. he was a member of the Church of Christ, a Mason, a member of the Lions Club, Beaver Ruritan Club, Henderson County Historical Society and Henderson County Retired Teachers Assoc. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Minnie Page Adams of Wildersville; a son, John D. Adams of Cordova, TN and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress August 5, 1992 --
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BENNY HAROLD ADAMS - Services for Mr. Benny Adams, age 74, were held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dan Hughes officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Adams passed away late Wednesday in Lexington. He was preceded by his wife, Mary Ann. Survivors include his son, Shane Adams and one grandson.
Lexington Progress 23 Ja. 2013

BEULAH (SANFORD) ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Beulah Sanford Adams were Sunday September 28, 1997 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Beech River Cemetery. Mrs. Adams, 88, died Friday Sept. 26, 1997 at Methodist Hospital East, Germantown TN. She was a housewife and the widow of Alton B. Adams. She leaves a son, William Adams of Germantown, a daughter Ann Thornton of Little Rock, two sister, Mrs. Louetta Todd and Mrs. Ludie Todd both of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9/1/1997

BUDDY ADAMS - Services for Buddy A. Adams were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Parkers Cross Roads Cemetery. Mr. Adams, 76, died Friday afternoon at Lee Memorial Hospital in Marianna AR after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jernell Pearson Adams of Marianna; a son Harold Adams of Marianna; three brothers, Ashley of Wildersville, Carl of Atwood and Priestley of California; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Meeks of Atwood, Mrs. Annie Wood of Adamsville and Mrs. Rena Fesmire of Lexington and two grandchildren.

EDMOND F. ADAMS - Funeral services for Edmond F. Adams were Sunday, July 1, 2007, at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Wildersville. Mr. Adams, age 84, WWII, US Army veteran, passed away Friday, June 29, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. Survivors include his wife, Eddie Mae (Pearson) Adams, Lakeland, TN; one son, Larry Adams of Lakeland, TN; two sisters, Sue Maxwell, Lexington and Louise Day, Memphis; two grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress July 4, 2007

EDWARD MITCHELL "BAILEY" ADAMS - Services for Edward Mitchell “Bailey” Adams were Tuesday, March 16 at Pafford Funeral Home, Scotts Hill with burial in Corinth Cemetery, Scotts Hill. Mr. Adams, who was 78, died Sunday, March 14 of heart failure, at Decatur County General Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves a son, Fred Adams of Scotts Hill; two daughters, Jo Ann Rhodes of Lexington, Betty Ross of Scotts Hill; a brother, Claude Adams of Scotts Hill; two sisters, Neva Delaney of Saltillo and Nell Magers of Bath Springs, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell Adams and Clyde Adams and two sisters, Ruth Eason and Mary Lou Singleton.
The Lexington Progress- March 17, 1999

EDWARDS BYRON ADAMS - Services for Edwary Byron were Tuesday at Reeds Chapel with E.L. Whitaker officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Adams, 62, died Monday morning at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired shipping clerk for General Electric in Memphis. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Birchett Adams; a daughter Mrs. Barbara Inman of Memphis; a son, Randall Adams of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Day of Memphis and Mrs. Dorothy Sue Maxwell of Lexington; two brothers Edmond Adams of Memphis and Raymond of Columbus MS and a grandchild.

ELIZA BREELYNN ADAMS - Services for Eliza Adams, age 2, were Sunday March 15, 2015 at the Chapel of Pafford Funeeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial followed iin Henderson County Memory Gardens. Eliza passed away on March 13, 2015 in Lexington TN. She was born Aug. 14, 2012 in Jackson TN. Survivors include her parents, LaBreeska Adams and Colby Williams; sisters Linzee McCollum and Michaelyn Williams; brother, Forrest Renshaw; great grandparents, Dorthy Timberlake and Geneva Williams; grandparents, Charles E. (Dale) Adams, Shelia (Allan) Arnold and Roderick Williams.
Lexington Progress 18 Mar 2015

FLORENCE ADAMS – Two Killed, Three Hurt In Two Vehicle Crash; A two car crash on Crazy Doe road just off Highway 22N Monday night claimed the lives of two Henderson Countians and injured three others, one believed seriously. Miss Florence Adams, 77, was dead on arrival at Lexington Hospital and Mrs. Lilly Azbill Adams, 81, was dead on arrival at a Memphis Hospital. Believed seriously injured in the 6 p.m. crash was Luther W. Adams and he was carried to Jackson General Hospital. Also injured are Terry Epperson and Miss Linda Brittian. Miss Brittian is at Jackson General Hospital and Mr. Epperson is at Lexington Hospital. The Adams car and the Epperson car crashed about 1 ½ miles off Highway 22, The Adams car was going toward the lake and the Epperson vehicle was headed toward the highway. Joint services for Mrs. Adams and Miss Adams are Wednesday at Lexington Church of Christ with Billy Clark and Andy Maness officiating. Pafford Funeral Home has charge. Mrs Adams leaves her husband, Luther W. Adams; a son, Joseph Lynn Adams of Huntingdon; four daughters, Mrs. James Byrd of near Lexington, Mrs. Dayton Myracle and Mrs. Beulah Pratt, both of Lexington and Mrs. Robert Myracle of Memphis; two brothers, Joe Ben Azbill and Ray Azbill, both of Lexington; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to the injured Mr. Adams, Miss Adams leaves another brother, Everett Adams of near Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Dayton Todd, Mrs. Willie Flake and Mrs. Donna Anderson, all of Lexington and Mrs. Estelle Todd of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, October 18, 1972

FRANCIS (PRUITT) ADAMS , wife of the late N.A> Adams was aborn Jan. 11, 1864 in Henderson County and died at her home within one mile of her birthplace, April 9, 1939 at the age of 75. She was married to Mr. Adams, Jan. 20, 1887 and to this union were born twelve children, four of whom died in infancy or early childhood. Those surviving are Luther, Joe, Everett, Florence, estelle (Mrs. Bob Todd), Ora (Mrs Dayton Todd), Flora (Mrs. Willie Flake and Dora (Mrs. Xelmer Anderson), all living in Henderson County and one brother Eli Pruitt of Allen TX and one sister, Phoebie Rebecca Milam of Henderson County. Mrs. Adamsunited with the Strayleaf Chirch of Christ and Elder Hugo Allmond of that faith conducted the funeral at Rhodes Cemetery.
Lexington Progress April 14, 1939

JAMES VESTER ADAMS - Services for James Vester Adams were April 2, 1984 at Lindquist and Sons Colonial Chapel in Ogden Utah with burial in Washington Hts. Memorial Park. Mr. Adams, 70, died March 28, 1984 at McKay-Dee Hospital following surgery. He was born in Sardis and retired in 1975 from the Southern Pacific Railroad after 27 years of services as an electrician. He served in the Air Force during WW II and was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Iris Sharp Adams of Ogden; four sons; David, James R., Michael L and Richard Craig; a daughter Mrs. Theo Vanderwoude; two sisters Mrs. Frankie Lee Young of Memphis and Mrs. Velma Jones of Lexington and 11 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 4/11/1984

LEVA ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Leva Gertrude Roberts Adams were Thursday at Somerville Church Christ with burial in Jones Cemetery of Wildersville, Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Adams, 78, died Tuesday at Eastwood Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. She was formerly of Henderson County and Memphis and had lived in Somerville the past eight years. She was the widow of Joseph F. Adams and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellis of Memphis, Mrs. Martha Sellers of Lexington, Mrs. Joan Pratt of Bedford, TX and Mrs. Jane Hutchison of Cordova, six sons, Tony L., Newt A., both of Lexington, Billey E. of Mt. Holly NJ, Charles A. of Somerville, Jerry D. of Neenah, Wisc. and Rob A. of Jacksonville FL; two sisters, Mrs. Cleva Butler of Miland and Mrs. Lona B. Roberts of Lexington, 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

LIDDIE MAE ADAMS - Services for Liddie Mae Adams were Saturday at Pasons Mortuary. Interment followed in Henderson Memory Garden. Mrs. Adams, age 91, died Jan. 8, 2009 at Quince Nursing Home in Memphis. She was preceded by her husband Bob Adams; one brother Precely Birdwell; four sisters Beulah Birdwell, Beatrice Douglas, Dessie Carey and Verla Ellington. Survivors include one son, Robert of Memphis; brother Ray Birdwell, Yuma one sister Lucretia Duffton SC and two grandchildren.
Lexington progress 14 January 2009

SUE (HAMM) JOWERS ADAMS - Services for Mrs. Sue "Jowers" Adams will be Thursday, July 6, 2000 10 a.m. at Reeds Chapel with burial in Duke Cemetery, Darden. Mrs. Adams, who was 65 died Monday, July 3, at her daughters home in Knoxville of cancer. She was retired from AT & T. She was formerly of Lexington. She leaves two daughters, Stacye Jowers and Deborah Toney and husband Jack, both of Knoxville, a sister Wilma McRaven and husband William H. McRaven, Nashville, a grandaughter, Amanda Wallace of Charleston SC and a great granddaughter Zoe Jane Young of Charleston. Her parents were the late Laura Hamm and Hubert Hamm and she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Thomas Jowers.

WILLIAM B. ADAMS - Services for Mr. Wm. B. Adams age 74, were May 3, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Russell officiating. Burial followed in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Adams passed away Sunday in Lexington. He was born Aug. 24, 1936 in West Palm Beach FL to the late Wm. Batts and Lillian Estora O'Quinn Adams. He was a retired truck driver for Reeves Brothers Trucking and a member of Central Grove Missionary Baptist. SUrvivors include his wife of 55 years, Velma, of Huron; two sons, David Adams of Garnertown and Kevin of Huron; two daughters, Tina Grove of White Bluff and Jennifer Bryan of Ft. White FL and twelve grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 4, 2011

BARBARA (ERVIN) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Barbara Alexander, age 62, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Jamie McAdams and Rodney Hardin officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander passed away early Tuesday at her home in Lexington. She was born November 13, 1949 in Henderson County to the late Joe David and Ceatrice Hart Ervin. She was a supervisor at Altama and a member of Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Kerley Alexander and one brother, Little Roy Ervin. Survivors include her two sons Davy (Amy) McCollum and Michael (Sheena) McCollum of Lexington, her stepdaughter, Tammy (Thomas) Blackmon of Medina, one brotehr, William (Barbara) Ervin of Lexington, one sister, Retta Hopper of Henderson, and eight grandchildren, Dallas Hall, Elizabeth McCollum, J.C. Blackman, Josh McCollum, Cody Ward, Johnathon McCollum, MaKenzie Ward, and Braydin McCollum. The children would like to extend a special thank you to William and Barbara Ervin for all their love and support, you were Heaven sent !
Lexington Progress 16 November 2011

BEULAH MAE (WADLEY) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Beulah Mae Alexander were Tuesday, January 23, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Henderson County Memory Garden. Mrs. Alexander, who was 71, died Wednesday, January 17, in Michigan of heart failure. She was a retired factory employee. She leaves two daughters, Susan Schramm of Midland, MI., and JoAnn Vasher of Mt. Morris, MI.; two brothers, Donald Wadley and Jerry Wadley, both of Lexington; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- January 24, 2001

BILLY ALEXANDER - Services for Mr. Billy Joe Alexander, age 74, are scheduled for Jan. 13, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Don Franke officiating; Burial will follow in Lewis Cemetery. Mr. Alexander passed away early Tuesday in Jackson. He was born Sept. 16, 1936 in Memphis to the late J.P. and WIllie C. Singleton Alexander. He was a retired mechanic for Alexander's Automatic Transmission. Service and retired employee of Columbus McKinnon, a US Air Force Veteran and a 32nd Degree Mason at Cheap Valley Lodge. He was preceded by his first wife Rosie, a daughter Deborah Ann, and his brother Kerley Alexander. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shirley Deere Alexander of Lexington, his son Steve (Paulette) Alexander of Lexington, his daughter Sherry Lynne (William) Fowler of Lexington, a stepson Kelly Deere of Parsona a stepdaughter Gena Deere of Nashville; a half sister Tarra Middleton of Wildersville and two grandchildren.
Lexington 12 Jan 2011

BOBBIE JEWEL ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Bobbie Jewel Alexander were Monday, December 28 at Christian Chapel Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Parsons Mortuary in charge. Mrs. Alexander, who was 63, died Sunday, December 27 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a cook. She leaves her husband L. W. Alexander of Wildersville; a son, David Alexander of Wildersville; a daughter, Darlene Coleman of Wildersville, a grandchild and two step-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 30, 1998

CENDIE (BLACKSTOCK) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Cendie Blackstock Alexander were Thursday at Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Alexander, who was 82, died Wednesday at Lexington Manor. She was a retired employee of Milan Arsenal. She was the widow of John Riley Alexander. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fay Harris of Tupelo, Miss., and Mrs. Mary Nell Grice of Jackson; a son, Elvis Alexander of Bath Springs; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- May 17, 1989

COY WAYNE ALEXANDER - Graveside services for Coy Wayne Alexander were Saturday at Union Cemetery at Chesterfield with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. The infant was born July 20 and died July 21 at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He leaves his parents, Coy and Norma Davey Alexander.
The Lexington Progress, July 26, 1989

ELLA (PETTY) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Ella (Petty) Alexander were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander, 84, died Thursday at Lexington Hospital. She was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Herbert Alexander of Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Sipes, Miss Lirlie ALexander, both of Lexington and Mrs. Opal White of Memphis and a brother Tom Petty of Dyersburg.
Lexington Progress 8 Dec 1966 Thursday

HAZEL (BRIDGES) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Hazel Bridges Alexander were Monday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander, who was 55, died Saturday afternoon at Lexington Hospital after a cerebral hemorrhage about 12 hours earlier. She was born in Camden and had lived in Lexington 26 years. She was owner and operator of City Cafe. She was a Baptist. She leaves her father, Robert E. Bridges of Pocahontas, Ark., three sisters, Mrs. Estelle Niewochner of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Bobby Davis of Paragould, Ark., and Mrs. Marion Garrett of Memphis.
Lexington Progress, September 26, 1963
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Imogene "Jean" (WADLEY) ALEXANDER - Services for Imogene Wadley Alexander were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Owens officiating. Burial was in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Alexander, who was 59, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Mercy Superior Hospital in Michigan. She retired because of failing health from the Ford Motor Co., where she was an assembly worker. She was a native of Missouri, the widow of Joe Alexander and a Baptist. She leaves two daughters, Patti Sue Brown of Belleville, Mich., and Diane Lynn Alexander of Ann Arbor, Mich.; four brothers, Willard Wadley, Joe Wadley, Jerry Wadley and Donald Wadley, all of Lexington; two sisters, Beulah Alexander of Ypsilanti and Earlene Collier of Hobart, Ind.; and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- April 16, 1986

JAMES H. ALEXANDER - The Purple Heart medal was presented the widow and three children of Sgt. James A. Alexander Saturday at their home near Lexington. Making the presentation was Lt. Col. Henry Edwards of the Memphis Sub-sector Command. He also presented Mrs. Virginia Woods Alexander and the children a certificate for the medal. Mrs. Alexander has since received notification that her husband was promoted posthumously to the rank of platoon sergeant. Colonel Edwards read the certificate for the medal in the presence of a few friends and relatives. Sgt. Alexander was buried in Memory Gardens March 17, 1966 following services at Sand Ridge. He was killed in Vietnam March 6, 1966. Sgt. Alexander was a veteran of 16 years service and was a member of the 327 Infantry, 101st Airporne Division. He also saw service in the Korean War. The three children are Steven Allen, 14; Rex Glenn, 13; and Linda Darlene 10. He was a son of Mrs. John Alexander of Tupelo MS.
Lexington Progress

KERLEY JAMES ALEXANDER - Services for Kerley Alexander was held Saturday, August 21 at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church Burial was held at Palestine Cemetery. Mr. Alexander, 60, died Thursday, August 19 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was retired from Harding Machine. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Alexander of Lexington; 2 sons, Davy McCollum and Michael McCollum, Both of Medina; a brother, Billy Joe Alexander of Lexington; a sister, Tara Middleton of Wildersville; and 5 grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

LAURA (GARDNER) ALEXANDER - Services for Mrs. Laura Gardner Alexander were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander, who was 88, died Saturday night at NuCare Convalescent Center after a long illness. She was the widow of Clarence Alexander. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Aunita Cogdell of Huron and Mrs. Wanda Ayers of Lexington; six sons, Theitus Gardner, Leon Gardner, both of Washington state, Vaughn L. Gardner, Coldis Gardner, both of Huron, John H. Gardner Jr. of Huron and Harold Alexander of Rockford, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Lavonia Blaton of Jackson, Mrs. Eulalar Hardin of Wildersville and Mrs. Delaware Moore of Brownsville; a stepson, Clarence Alexander of Jackson; 21 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 13, 1986

LEONARD W. ALEXANDER - Funeral services for Leonard W. (Monday) Alexander were Monday September 14, 2009 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Interment followed in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Alexander age 77, died Sept. 12, 2009 at Life Hospice in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his wife Bobbie Jewell Alexander. Survivors include one son, David W. Alexander, Parsons; one daughter Darlene Coleman, Wildersville and one grandchild.
Lexington Progress Sept. 9, 2009

MILCIE MAE (GRIMSLEY) MANESS GARVEY ALEXANDER - Services for Milcie Mae Alexander were Tuesday at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Connie V. Burton and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mrs. Alexander, who was 73, died Sunday afternoon at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Lexington and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Robert Alexander, of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Dorothy Burton, both of Lexington; two sons, Roger Dale Maness and Lee Maness, both of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Martha Hart of Lexington; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. [Note: She was previously married to Jessie McKinley Maness and George Washington Garvey. She is listed as Garvey in the cemetery records.]
The Lexington Progress, September 24, 1986

SHELIA KAY ALEXANDER - Graveside services for Mrs. Alexander, age 52, were Sept. 16, 2010 at New Hope Methodist Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Alexander died Monday in Columbia TN. She was preceded by her husband Earvin Alexander. Survivors include her son, Christopher Alexander of Yuma; one brother, Coy Maness of Dickson; one sister, Vicky Pruitt of Nashville.
Lexington Progress 22 Sep 2010

STEVEN ALLEN ALEXANDER - Steven Allen Alexander, 38, was dead on arrival at Decatur Co. Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon. He was a Vietnam veteran and an employee of Magnetek/Century. Military Services were Monday, 3 p.m. at Chapel Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Henderson County Memory Gardens. Survivors include his wife, Deanna W. Alexander, Lexington, one son, Jay H. Alexander, Alamo, his mother, Mrs. Virginia Alexander, Lexington, one brother, Rex Alexander, Lexington, and one sister, Mrs. Lynda Robinson, Lexington.
The Lexington Progress- August 22, 1990

VERNA (LOWE) ALEXANDER - Funeral services for Verna Alexander, age 92, are scheduled for 4:00pm Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Alexander passed away Saturday morning in Jackson, Tn. She was retired from Panoply and member of Palestine Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Alexander was born April 11, 1924 in Decatur County, Tn. to the late William McKinley and Emily Oner Bingham Lowe. She was preceded in death by husband JP Alexander, 3 sons Ron Gilbert, William Andrew Gilbert, Patrick Lee Gilbert, 1 daughter Emily Jane Smith Hughes, 1 brother Jesse Lee Lowe and 2 sisters Graple L. Eubanks and Patti Cannon. Survivors include; 1 son-Michael Gilbert and 1 daughter- Amanda Tate (Mike), 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8 Jun 2016

VIRGINIA (WOOD) ALEXANDER - Funeral service for Mrs. Virginia Alexander were Sunda. March 30, 2008 at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with Clint Sanders officiating. Mrs. Alexander, 74 of Lexington passed away Friday at her home after a battle with canceer. Burial will follow in Henderson co. Memory Gardens. She is survived by a daughter, Lynda Robinson of Parsons; 5 brothers, James, Robie, Jerry, Harold & Darrell Wood all of Lexington; 4 sisters, Alma Forrester and Dorothy Byers both of IL, Peggy Tart and Pat Dennison both of Lexington; 7 grandchildren, Kimberly Robinson Morgan, Jay, Tina, Jonathan & Brandy Alexander, Jenifer RObinson Maness & Laura Robinson Smart; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband J.H. Alexander; parents, Olen B. and Louanne Wood; 2 sons Steven and Rex Alexander; 3 brothers, Lanoice, Willie B. and Larry Wood; 2 sisters, Marie and Shirley Wood.
Lexington Progress 4/2/2008

WILLIAM ALEXANDER - An aged and respected citizen of Henderson Co., William A. Alexander, died suddenly at his home near Warrens Bluff, March 8, 1934. He was a son of the late John L. and Dolly G. Garner Alexander and was more than 81 years of age. He is survived by his wife and six children, Jim, Walter and Will of this county; Fred of Bruceton; Gib and Mrs. Florence Horton of Missour. Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducted the services at Oak Grove.
Lexington Progress 16 March 1934

ALBERT GENE ANDERSON - Services for Gene Anderson, age 63, Sunday at Scotts Hill funeral Home with Revs. Barney Lee Holland and J.T. Plunk officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died Friday night at the VA Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. He was a retired land agent in the Scotts Hill area, a veteran of World War II and a Pentecostal. Survivors include his wife; Oleta Anderson of Scotts Hill; three daughters, Shelby Keelen of Shiloh TN., Shirley Moore and Yvonne Conway of Scotts Hill; three brothers, Dewey Anderson and William Anderson of Memphis and George L. Anderson of Lexington; two sisters: Dorothy L. Lawrschi of Memphis and Bennett Montgomery of Huntingdon and 14 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- May 25, 1983

BENJAMIN F. ANDERSON - Services for Benjamin Franklin Anderson were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Elton Baker officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson who was 92, died early Wednesday at NuCare Conv. Center after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired merchant and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Reed Anderson; three sons, Alton, Roy R. and Neal Anderson and three daughters, Mrs. Lois Graves, Mrs. Margie Williams, both of Lexington and Mrs. Jewell Bunch of Lone Oak AR.
Lexington Progress March 10, 1962

BENJAMIN F. ANDERSON - Services for Benjamin Franklin Anderson were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Elton Baker officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson who was 92, died early Wednesday at NuCare Conv. Center after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired merchant and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Reed Anderson; three sons, Alton, Roy R. and Neal Anderson and three daughters, Mrs. Lois Graves, Mrs. Margie Williams, both of Lexington and Mrs. Jewell Bunch of Lone Oak AR.
Lexington Progress March 10, 1962

BILLY CHARLES ANDERSON - Funeral services for Billy "Andy" Charles Anderson will be on Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011 at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Kizer Cemetery. Mr. Anderson age 70, died on Monday, October 3, 2011 in Lexington.. He is survived by one daughter, LaNonda Jernigan (Glen) of Humboldt; seven grandchildren; close friend Billy Fowler.
Lexington Progress 5 Oct 2011

BETTY J. (BARKER) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Betty Anderson were Tuesday at Family Funeral Care, in Memphis with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 70 died Sunday, February 11 at Baptist Hospital, East, Memphis of heart failure. She was a retired employee of Sears. She leaves her husband, William Anderson of Memphis; a daughter, Deborah Monk of Beech Bluff; a son, Steve Anderson of Memphis; a sister, Peggy Barton of Southhaven, MS.; two brothers, William Baker of Jackson and Carl Baker of Cardwell, Mo., and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- February 14, 2001

BILLY EDWARD ANDERSON - Services for Billy Edward Anderson were Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Poplar Springs Baptist Church. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Masonic rites were Monday, Feb. 5, at Reeds Chapel. Mr. Anderson, who was 65, died Sunday, Feb. 4, at his residence. He was a retired merchant and former county commissioner. He was a Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Pauline Stanford Anderson of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Cathy Russell of Jackson; two sons, Randall Anderson of Lexington and Ricky Anderson of Medon; his mother, Mrs. Delia Douglas Anderson of Lexington, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- February 7, 1996

BOBBY OTHEL ANDERSON - Services for Bobby Othel Anderson were Tuesday, January 31, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson, who was 90, died Sunday, January 29, at Baptist East of Memphis. He was a former resident of Henderson County and a retired school bus driver. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Della Mae Pendergrass Anderson of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Terry Elizabeth Anderson Long of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Raymell White of Lexington and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- February 1, 1995

DELIA MAE (DOUGLAS) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Delia Mae Anderson were Monday, June 2, at Reeds Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 89, died Saturday, May 31, at Lexington Manor. She was a homemaker and the widow of Velmer Newton Anderson. She leaves two brothers, William H. Douglas of Salt Lake, Utah and John D. Douglas of Jackson, three grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- June 4, 1997

DELLA MAE (PENDEGRASS) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Della Mae Anderson were Saturday, September 9 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 95, died Thursday, September 7 at her daughter’s home in Memphis of Alzheimer. She was a retired teacher and the widow of Bobby Othel Anderson. She leaves a daughter, Terry Elizabeth Anderson Keller Long of Memphis and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- September 13, 2000

DONA (ADAMS) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Dona Adams Anderson were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 87, died Sunday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a homemaker and the widow of Zelmer Bryant Anderson. She leaves two sons, Odean Anderson and Nolan Anderson, both of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Olene Utley of Lexington, nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- May 17, 1989

DOUGLAS ANDERSON - Funeral services for Douglas O. Anderson were Sunday as Jun 1, 2008 at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Anderson age 74, died Friday May 30, 2008 in Lexington. He is survived by two daughters, Joyce Malecha, Denver and Teresa Woods, Lexington; one son Eade, Palm Harbor FL; one sister Chris Ratterea, Ocean Springs, MS, one brother, Lee in Linden WA; three grandchildren, Jason Malecha, Tosha Loftin, Tabatha Sego; three great-grandchildren, Brett and Briley Loftin, Mackensie Sego.
Lexington Progress 4 Jun 2008

EDNA (MOFFITT) ANDERSON - Graveside services for Mrs. Edna M. Anderson were Saturday, Oct. 15, at Independence Cemetery with George A. Smith and Sons of Jackson in charge. Mrs. Anderson, who was 67, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, at HCA Regional Hospital in Jackson. She was the widow of Larry Winfield Anderson and was a Lutheran. She leaves a daughter, T.G. Anderson of Jackson; two sons, Denny Anderson and Kenny Anderson, both of Jackson; a sister, Iona Coble of Nashville; two brothers, Norris Moffitt of Lexington and Lon A. Moffitt of Huntsville, Al., and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- October 19, 1994

ELIZABETH (PARKER) ANDERSON - age 90, of Huron, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her home. She is survived by 3 daughters, Linda Taylor and Billie (Sammy) McAdams of Huron, and Margie (Terry) Pence of Memphis; 8 grandchildren, Ricky (Bonnie) Taylor, Tammy (Denny) Beecham, Kim (Mark) Turner, David (Jackie) McAdams, Jennifer (Eddie) Stegall, Nicole Taylor, Libby McCay, and Stephanie (Scott) Wyatt; 16 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. "Bill" Anderson; a daughter, Patricia McCay; her parents, George C. and Jeffie Rosser Parker; an infant daughter, Martha Karen Anderson; and 3 brothers, Nathan Parker, Thomas Parker, and Rosser Parker. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 8 at 2PM at Reed's Chapel with burial to follow in the Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 4PM-9PM and Tuesday from 9AM till service.
Lexington Progress 9 Apr 2014

ELLA (VERNON) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Ella Anderson were Saturday afternoon at Poplar Springs Methodist Church with the Rev. Loyd Hynds officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Anderson, who was 72, died Thursday night at her home. She was born in Crockett County and had lived in the Juno community 45 years. She was a Methodist. She leaves her husband, Alvin Anderson; four sons, Alvin Anderson Jr. of Athens, Ala., Neil Anderson of Lexington, Roy Anderson of Donelson and Charles Florence, of Little Rock and two brothers, Ray Vernon and James Vernon, both of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, August 20, 1964

EVA (REID) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Eva Reid Anderson were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 92, died Monday night at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was the widow of Benjamin F. Anderson. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lois Graves and Mrs. Margie Williams, both of Lexington; two sons, Roy R. Anderson of Lexington and Neil Anderson of Lonoke, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Tennie Mae Taylor of Memphis; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- August 17, 1988

G.C. ANDERSON , one of Henderson County's oldest and best citizens died at his home on Tuesday, December 3, 1909. G.C. Anderson was born near Brighton, VA in 1816 and in 1828 moved to TN and settled in Nashville. From there he moved to Lexington and went into business and made his home here until his death at the great age of 93 years. Mr. Andersonw as married to Elizabeth Teague, sister of our countrymen, W.S. and L.A. Teague. (Lexington Progress 10 Dec. 1909)

GEORGE LEON ANDERSON - Services for George Leon Anderson were Sunday, March 6, at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson, who was 69, died Friday, March 4, at his home near Lexington. He was a WWII Army veteran and a retired employee of Johnson Controls, Inc. He was a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Norma Anderson of Lexington; three sons, Larry Anderson of Clarksville, TN., Randy Anderson of Atlanta, GA., and Gary Anderson of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Mathis of Beech Bluff, Mrs. Paula Thatcher and Mrs. Cathy Ballard, both of Lexington; two brothers, Dewey Howell Anderson and Leonard Anderson, both of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Bennie Montgomery of Decaturville and 10 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- March 9, 1994

JACKSON ANDERSON , in his 78th year, died last Friday night at the home of his son, one mile west of Juno and nine miles west of Lexington. Mr. Anderson's illness dated from working in the neighborhood, several weeks ago, where something was eaten which made several persons ill. He moved here in boyhood with his father, John Anderson, who came from Edgecombe County NC. At the age of 14 he professed religion and joined the M.E. Church, in which faith he died. He was a Mason since 8170 and was buried with the honors of that fraternity, Juno Lodge. In 1883 he was elected as a Republican to represent Henderson County in the Lower House of the Legislature, and for 36 years he was a member of the County Court. All told he officially served his county for 40 years. His wife died two years ago, but he is survived by two sons and a daughter. The funeral occurred last Sunday, Rev. J.W. Droke, pastor of Poplar Springs Church officiating, and the remains were interred in the Anderson graveyard near the home of the deceased.
Lexington Progress March 18, 1910
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JEAN (MANLEY) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Jean Manley Anderson were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Judd Mowery officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, who was 81, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a Methodist. She leaves four brothers, Tom Manley of Huron, James Manley, Clyde Manley, both of Missouri and Glenn Manley of Union City; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Mockins of Falls Church, Va., and Peggy Gibheart of St. Louis,, Mo.
The Lexington Progress- February 6, 1991

JOSEPH HOWELL ANDERSON - age 60, died Sunday in Lexington. He was born Sep 24, 1954 in Memphis to Dewey and Marjorie Britt Anderson. Survivors include his two sons, Britt Anderson and Alex Cummins; one daughter, Megan Anderson, his wife Debbie and one brother Darrell. Family has chosen cremation.
Lexington Progress 6 May 2016

KENNETH ANDERSON - Services for Kenneth Anderson were Saturday June 19, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Center Hill Holiness Church Cem. Mr. Anderson age 76, died late Wednesday in Jackson. He was born Oct. 6, 1933 to the late John B. and Reba Mae (Holly) Anderson. He was a retired employee of Delavan Delta and a Batist in belief. Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of almost 55 years, Betty of Lexington, his son, Wayne Anderson of Lexington, three daughters, Carolyn Davis and Cathy Roysdon of Lexington and Gina Warbitton of Henderson, two brothers Ray Anderson of Phoenix AZ and Thomas Anderson of Quincey IL, one sister, Georgia Brown of Lexington and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 23 Jun 2010

LARRY WINFIELD ANDERSON - Services for Larry Winfield Anderson were Wednesday at George A. Smith and Sons with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson, who was 61, died Tuesday morning after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and a retired employee of the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation. He was a Lutheran. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edna Moffitt Anderson of Jackson; a daughter, Teresa Anderson of Jackson; two sons, Kenneth Anderson and Denny Anderson, both of Jackson; his mother, Mrs. Dona Anderson of Lexington; two brothers, Odean Anderson and Nolan, both of Lexington and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- July 15, 1987

MARIE E. (WOODS) ANDERSON - Services for Marie E. Anderson will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson, age 72, died Monday, June 6 at Henderson County Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Douglas E. Anderson of Lexington; a son, Wade Anderson of Florida; two daughters, Joyce Maleecha of Denver and Teresa Woods of Lexington; two brothers, Junior Woods and Max Woods, both of Lexington; three sisters, Vonnie McCollum, Nadell Johnson, and Imogene Cozart. All of Lexington; three grandchildren, Tosha Loftin, Tabatha Sego, and Jason Maleecha; and one great-grandson, Brett Loftin. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky Scott and Wesley Anderson; and four sisters and four brothers.
The Lexington Progress, June 8, 2005

MARJORIE (BRITT) ANDERSON - Funeral services for Marjorie 'Jo' Anderson, 76, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Don Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson died Thursday in Memphis. She was born Sept. 2, 1929 in Henderson Co. to the late Jim and Myrtle Adcock Britt. She was a retired tax examiner for The Internal Revenue Service and a member of the Aldergate United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Anderson; three sisters, Ouida Oakley, Ruth Manley and Margaret Cogdell; and by four brothers, Jack Britt, James Britt, Harold Britt and Ted Cox. Survivors include two sons, Darrell (Jeanette) Anderson of Germantown, TN and Joe Anderson of Lexington, TN; one sister, Susan B. Van Cleave of Bartlett, TN; and five grandchildren.
Source: Jerry McDaniels - Rootsweb World Connect / The Watchers

MARY ANDERSON , wife of Jack Anderson, a farmer and good citizen of the old 2nd district until last year when they moved to Madison County to live with their son Charlie, died last Saturday night at the home of Charlie. Mrs. Anderson was advanced in age and was a most excellent woman. Beside her husband she is survived by two sons, Will of Steele, MO and Charlie of Madison County and two daughters Mrs. John W. Darden of Madison County and Mrs. Tom Hamlett of Steele MO. The remains were brought back to this county and interred in Nebo Cemtery.

MARY ANN JOHNSON ANDERSON - Services for Mary Ann Johnson Anderson formerly of Lexington will be Thursday at 2 at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth GA. Mrs. Johnson died in Lawrenceville GA on Tuesday from Cancer. She is survived by her husband Jimmy Anderson, two daughters, Dawn Pegue and Karen Kenney and two grandsons. Services will be at Bill Head Funeral on Thursday in Duluth Ga.
Lexington Progress 24 March 2010

MENTON VESTAL ANDERSON - Services for Menton Vestal Anderson were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Ronald Brown, H.A. Raines and W.A. Singleton officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Anderson, who was 68, died Saturday night at his home after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Gabbard Anderson of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Trudy Anderson Bledsoe of Nashville; two sons, Rex Anderson of Orlando, Fla., and Danny G. Anderson of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Betty Raines of Milan; two brothers, Earl Anderson and Lloyd Anderson, both of Lexington; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress- May 6, 1987

OPAL (BAILEY) ANDERSON - Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Bailey Anderson were Sunday, November 11, 2007, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Old Bethel Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Anderson, age 91, died Friday, November 9, 2007 in Jackson. Survivors include her husband, Beryl Anderson; four brothers, Paul Bailey, Lexington, Hubert and J. W. Bailey, Pinson, and Sam Bailey, Jackson; two daughters, Beaulah Powers, Jackson and Mildred Bailey, Lexington. She was preceded in death by her son, David Anderson; three brothers, A. T., James and Fred Bailey; a sister, Armanda Wyatt
December 5, 2007. Lexington Progress

RALPH ANDERSON - Age 76, passed away Sep. 2, 2014 in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Nana Sue Overman; 1 son, Kenneth of Huntingdon; 1 honorary son, Blake Williams of Jckson MS; 2 daughters, Shirley Boyd of Westport and Christy Gore of Lexington; 1 sister, Lena Hollock of Birmingham AL and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Myles and Ruby Harris Dempsy Anderson; 4 brothers, Jim, Gerald, Bud and Colton Anderson and 1 sister Ludene Thompson.
Lexington Progress 10 Sep 2014

ROY ANDERSON - 76, passed away Mar 1 2016 in Lexington. He is survived by his wife Doris of Huron, one son, Roy alan Anderson of Huron, one daughter Katrina Bradfield of Huron; one sister, Dorothy Evans and five grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Alton and Velma Anderson. Burial followed in Nebo Cem.

RUTH (ENOCHS) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Ruth (Enochs) Anderson were Thursday afternoon at the First Methodist Church in Jackson with Dr. Paul Wiley officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with graveside service. Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday at Jackson General Hsp. where she had been a patient since January 1 (1966). She was born in Lexington and moved to Jackson in 1918 with her family. She has been a member of the Tennessee Democratic Executive Committee from the 7th Congressional District since 1939 and had served as its vice chairman since 1944. She was a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1956, 1960 and 1964. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a Methodist. She leaves a brother, John Enochs.
Lexington Progress 17 March 1966

SELMA ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Selma Anderson were Wednesday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens and the Rev. Grady Wood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Anderson, who was 68, died Sunday in Beatrice, Neb. She leaves two sons, Douglas Anderson of Chicago and Leroy Anderson of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Rafftee of Long Beach and two brothers, Chris Synder, both of South Dakota.
The Lexington Progress, December 22, 1966

SUE (RICKMAN) ANDERSON - Services for Mrs. Anderson, age 87, were held Friday May 17, 2013 at 2 pm at Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. Clint Snaders & Bro. Andrew Stokes officiating. interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Anderson; one daughter Kathy Anderson; five brothers, Frank Rickman, Evan Rickman, Hugh Rickman, Tompsie Rickman, Bobby Rickman; two sisters, Peggy Lomax and Patsy Pratt. She is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Hayes, Vicki Maness and Rose yates; four sisters, Edna Wilkins, Larue Lindsey, Claty, Nancy Lipscomb; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 15, 2013

THOMAS BERYL ANDERSON - Services for Thomas Anderson, 86, were Sunday December 21, 2008 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in Old Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Anderson died peacefully at Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson, TN on Thusday Dec. 18, 2008 after a year long disability due to multiple health problems. He was born July 20, 1922 in Henderson County the son of the late Will and Myrtle ANderson. He grew up and educated in the Life community, where he met and married Opal Bailey. They had one son, David Thomas Anderson. Mr. Anderson was preceded by his wife, son and brother Loyce ANderson. He worked for over 30 years at the old Milan Arsenal, was a veteran of WW II and a Methodist. He is survived by a number of brother and sister-inlaws and many nieces and nephews.
Lexington Progress 24 Dec 2008

WILLIAM NOLAN ANDERSON - Graveside services for William Nolan Anderson, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at Independence Cemetery in Henderson County. He died Saturday, September 8, 2001 after a long illness. He was retired from Bank of America. He is survived by his wife, June Anderson; stepson, Brent Elliott and wife, Sherry, and grandchildren, Ryan and Robyn Lynn Elliott; stepdaughter, Ann Ragan and husband, Amos, and grandsons, Adam and Michael Regan. All live in Jackson. He leaves his sister, Olene Utley and his brother, Odean Anderson, both of Henderson County. His parents were the late Zelmer and Dona Anderson.
The Jackson Sun- September 9, 2001

DR. ALFRED FRANKLIN AUSTIN , father of Mrs. Paul Boensch, will be buried this afternoon at Scott's Hill, Tenn., where years ago he carried dental surgery into homes of the community in much the same manner as the same manner as the modern traveling dental clinic does today in rural sections. Services will be held at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Church at Scotts Hill, Spencer-Sturla Funeral Home has charge. The death of Dr. Austin at 6:45 o'clock yesterday morning at his daughter's home, 1532 Monroe , followed an illness of two and a half weeks. He had been active until stricken with flu and nine days ago received a severe shock in a fall. He had lived in Memphis at intervals and had been here constantly for the past 18 months. He was 88. Among his prized papers was a deed which gave his father, Ephraim Austin, possession of three slaves. The elder Austin was a merchant and operated a cotton gin at Scott's Hill. Experiences during the Civil War were often related by Dr. Austin, who was a student ofhistory and remembereddates and main events in the life of the Nation. He learned dentistry by serving an apprenticeship and later attended Vanderbilt University, according to the custom of that time. His profession did not require all of his time and he taught about 25 years in the Scott's Hill School and in others nearby. He later went to Sardis TN, where he practiced his profession until he was 65, when he retired because of poor eyesight. He moved to Greenville, Miss., where he owned a half interest in a commissary at Napanee Plantation. His wife was Miss Martha Swift, daughter of a Methodist circuit rider. Besides his daughter in Memphis, he leaves four other daughters, Mrs. J.W. Vance of Greenville, Mrs. Mildred Anderson of Poteau, OK, Mrs. J.W. Wheat of Harrison Ark., and Mrs. Carl Jones of Jackson Tenn.; three sons, H.F. Austin ofNew Orleans, Thomas Austin of Greenville, Robert Austin of Greenwood Miss.; a sister,Mrs. Adelaide Powers of Henderson, Tenn.; and a brother Robert Austin of Foss, Okla.
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ART AUSTIN - He was born in St. Louis, MO. He was a retired carpenter for Allen Construction, a Korean War Veteran, serving in the Navy and a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington and Jackson VFW. He married Virginia Austin. One daughter Earline Hall of Lexington and a grandson, Greg Hall.
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ARVIN ALLEN AUSTIN - Services for Allen Austin were Thursday Dec. 9 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 57, died Wednesday December 8 (1999) at his home. He was disabled. He leaves a son Herbert of Belleville IL. his mother and stepfather, Raymelle and Harper Pinkston of Lexington; four brothers, Barney, David, Ronnie all of Lexington and Mark of Finger; five sisters, Brenda Bush, Fonda Buttrey, Judy Hays, LeeAnna Reeves all of Lexington and Donna Campbell of Scotts Hill and two grandchildren.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AUSTIN - Death Calls two: Mrs. Mary Farnsworth Austin, second wife of B.F. Austin, died December 6, at her home near Scotts Hill, this county, aged 55 years. She was survived by no children but left a devoted husband and many friends to console him. Mrs. Austin was followed to the grave by her husband who departed this life December 14, 1914 at the age of 76 years. Mr. Austin was born August 18, 1838, and lived all his life in enjoyment of the respect and good will of his fellow men. Mr. Austin was for many years an elder in the Christian Church and when his remains were laid to rest in the Grandy Holmes Cemetery near Scotts Hill, on the 15th, the funeral service was conducted by Elder C.M. Stubblefield of the Christian Church. Mr. Austin is survived by three sons, Alfred, Elias and Smith all of whom live in this county except Smith, who is a Christian minister and located in Henry County, and Mrs. Cynthia Deen who lives in Memphis. Mr. Austin had been a well known citizen of this county, was a brother-in-law of the late C.R. Scott and had filled the position of County Surveyor. He will be sorely missed in the community in which he lived so long.
The Lexington Progress

BERDIE MAE (WEATHERFORD) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Berdie Austin will be today [Wednesday] at 11 a.m. at Boyd-Parsons Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Roach officiating. Mrs. Austin, who was 65, died Monday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a homemaker, the widow of L. B. Austin and a Pentecostal. She leaves two sons, James E. "Butch" Austin of Darden and Edward Austin of Decaturville; two daughters, Debbie Mills of Darden and Carolyn Carroll of Bath Springs; three brothers, Elco Weatherford, Herman Weatherford, both of Decaturville and Willie Weatherford of Darden; four sisters, Ann Woods of Parsons, Eulla Mae Pirtle of Lexington, Helen Stegall of Darden and Irene Martin of Hopkinsville, Ky. and eight grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 19, 1992

CARL ADKINS AUSTIN was born January 4, 1880 and died April 19, 1928 aged 48 years. He was a son of the late John F. and Sue Austin. He was married to Eva Buck October 29, 1905 and to this union three children were born, Laura Sue, Ruby Ellen and J.W. He was a native of Scotts Hill. He is survived by six sisters, Mrs. John Fanning, Jackson; Mrs. W.W. Haney, Medina; Mrs. P.E. Thompson Saltillo; Mrs. L.W. Robbins, St. Louis MO; Mrs. W.B. Rushing , Scotts Hill; and Mrs. A.H. Roberts, Jackson. He is survived by three brother, W.V. and J.H. of Memphis and J.D. of Decaturville. A brother P.E. Austin preceded him to the grave six years ago.
Lexington Progress 27 Apr 1928
 

BILLY WAYNE AUSTIN , 78, of Sardis TN, passed away 15 Oct. 2016 in Parson. He was a retired operating engineer on the pipeline and was a Navy veteran. He was a devoted husband and father who loved his family and ll his friends. His great joy was his granddaughters. He leaves to cherish his memory, a daughter, Lisa Bishhop of Enville, a son Mark of Russellville and 2 granddaughters, two sisters, Tommie Powers and Sarah Helen Ruth. He was preceded by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn , who passed away in August, as well as his parents, Doskie Tomas and Dessie Eathel Austin. Services were held at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill on Oct. 18, 2016 with Bro. Dewayne Barnes officiating. Burial followed in Union Hill Cem with Military Honors. Pallpearers were: Clay Powers, Dylan Robinson, Jeff Alexander, Bryan Alexander, Paul Wyatt and Kenny White.
Lexington Progress 19 Oct 2016

CAROLYN FRANCES (MITCHELL) AUSTIN 77, of Sardis, passed away Aug. 29, 2016 at Decatur Co. Health & Rehab. She was a devoted housewife who loved her family and the Lord. Her greatest enjoyment came from spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member of Liberty Methodist Church. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Billy W. Austin of Sardis; a daughter, Lisa Bishop of Enville; a son Mark Austin of Russellville AR; two sisters June Alexander; Sandy Crews and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Russell and her parents, James Harwell and Ruby Mitchell. Services will be at Reeds Chapel August 31 with Bro. Denny Broadway officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clay Powers; Dylan Robinson, Jeff Alexander, Bryan Alexander, Paul Wyatt and Tony Ruth.
Lexington Progress 31 Aug 2016 CHARLES MARION AUSTIN - Services for Charles Marion Austin were Saturday, Nov. 13 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Curtis Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin, who was 60, died Thursday, Nov. 11, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired newspaper pressman of the Lexington Progress. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jewel Austin of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Renee Weaver of Bolivar; two brothers, Bill Austin of St. Louis, Mo., and Richard Austin of Texas; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Weakley of St. Louis, Mo.
The Lexington Progress, November 17, 1993

CHARLES RAYMOND AUSTIN - Services for Charles ray Austin were Saturday at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Ernest Wood officiating. Burial was in Murray KY City Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 64, died Thursday at Veterans Administration Med. Center in Memphis. He was a retired employee of Henderson County Hwy. Dept., a veteran of WW II and a a member of the Air Force for 28 years. He leaves a daughter, Vicki Austin of Lexington; two brothers, Murvel Lee Austin of Lexington and Clarence of Lancaster CA.
Lexington Progress 3/1/89

CLEVELAND WILLIAM AUSTIN - Graveside services for Cleveland William Austin were Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at Prospect Cemetery, Sardis, Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin, 75, died Friday March 3, 2000 at the Oaks at Avon, Florida of heart failure. He was formerly of Sardis and was a citrus laborer. He leaves five daughters, Charlotte and Sharon both of Avon Park FL, Glora Grantham of Crystal River FL, Nancy Pipes of Trenton TN and May Jane Porter of Medina TN; a son, Jason of Risco MO; three sisters, Auby Burow of Steele MO, Ruth Finley of Sardis and Reba Tomblin of Avon Park FL, and 17 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

CYNTHIA (TURNER) AUSTIN was born March 23, 1867 and died December 13, 1945 aged 78 years. She was married to the late James M. Austin who preceded her 16 years ago. She is survived by the following children; Perry B. and J. Hay of Scotts Hill; Murray L. of Lexington; Theodore F., of Memphis; and Mrs. C.C.  Taylor of Scotts Hill, with whom she made her home. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. I.E. Mitchell of Sardis, Mrs. Lillie Hart of Reagan, Mrs. John Taylor of Jackson, Mrs. A.M. Scott of St. Louis and Mrs. Anna Stovall of New York. Elder J. B. Austin conducted the funeral services at Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 7 Dec 1945

DESSIE ETHEL (WASHBBURN) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Dessie Ethel Austin were Saturday May 15, 1999 at Union Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel Scotts Hill in charge. Mrs. Austin, 89, died Thursday May 13, 15 Decatur County Gen. Hsp. She was a housewife. She leaves her husband Doskie Austin; two daughters, Tommie Powers of Parsons and Helen Ruth of Memphis; a son, Billy W. Austin of Sardis; a sister, Mae Morris of Huron, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

DONALD AUSTIN - Services for Donald P. Austin were Saturday June 17, 2000 at Pafford Funeral Home, Scotts Hill, with burial in Holmes Cemetery, Scotts Hill. Mr. Austin, 65, died Wednesday June 14, 2000 in Florida of heart failure. He was formerly of Scotts Hill and was a dentist. He leaves his wife Ruby of Gibston, FL.
Lexington Progress 21 Jun 2000

DOROTHY AUSTIN - Services for Ms. Dorothy Allene Austin were Thursday March 14, 1996 at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Ms. Austin,80, died Tuesday, March 12, 1996 at Lexington Manor. She was a retired employee of Farmers Home Administration. She leaves a sister, Lorraine Hinson of Lexington.

DOSKIE AUSTIN - Services for Doskie "Dock" Austin were Saturday Feb. 15, 2003 at 1 p.m. held at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill. Burial followed at Union Hill Cemetery in Reagan. Mr. Austin, 93, died on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2003 at Decatur County Hospital. He was a farmer. He is survived by two daughters, Tommie Powers of Darden and Helen Ruth of Memphis, one son Billy W. Austin of Sardis, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren
Lexington Progress 19 Feb 2003

DOVIE (RUSHING) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Dovie Austin were Saturday at Westside Baptist Church in Oseola AR, with the Rev. Bob West officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Lexington with Swift Funeral Home of Oceola in charge. Mrs. Austin, 82, died Thursday in Chickasawba Hospital Blytheville AR. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Cooke, Oceola; two sons, Otis Austin, Oceola and Bernice Austin, Jonesboro AR; two sisters, Mrs. Zula Austin, Bethel Springs TN, Mrs. Willie Clenney, Reagan; five brothers, Curt Rushing, Sardis, Case Rushing, Claude Rushing, both of Reagan, John Rushing Lexington and Jake Rushing of Bemis; six grandchildren.

EDGAR LEON AUSTIN - Services for Dr. Edgar Leon Austin were Friday at Memphis Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Holmes Cemetery in Scotts Hill. Dr. Austin, 51, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital. He was graduated from the Univ. of TN Medical School. He was a member of the Memphis and Shelby County Med. Society and the AMA. He was a native of Scotts Hill and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Martha Jo Boswell Austin of Memphis, a son, Michael Lee of Memphis; a daughter Patrice Austin of Memphis; his mother, Mrs. Jesse B. Austin of Nashville and a sister Mrs. Harvey Floyd of Nashville.
Lexington Progress 14 Sep 1977

ELISHA WALTER AUSTIN - Services for Elisha Walter Austin will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove Church near Scotts Hill with the Rev. Cleo Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Wylie Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin died at his home near Reagan at 12:30 a.m. today. He had been seriously ill for several weeks. He was a retired farmer and spent his entire life near Scotts Hill. Mr. Austin leaves his wife, Mrs. Sally Austin; five sons, Dossie, Dewey and Paul , all of Sardis and Boyd and Roy both of Reagan; two daughters, Mrs. Visie Willis of Nashville and Mrs. Ola L. Duck of Decaturville and a sister, Mrs. G.A. Duck of Kenton.
Born 31 Jul 1879 - Died 29 Aug. 1959 - The Jackson Sun August 28, 1959

FLORA ANN AUSTIN - Services for Flora Ann Austin will be held on Oct. 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Sardis Senior Citizens Center in Sardis. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery at Sardis TN. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah wasin charge of arrangements. Mrs. Austin age 64, died Oct. 10, 2011. She is survived by one son, Brad Austin of Reagan; two daughters, Amanda Browder of Decaturville, and Andrea Baker of Jackson; six grandchildren, three sisters, Phyllis Tubbs, June Gary and Glenda McBride and two brother, Robert McBride.
Lexington Progress Oct 12, 2011

FRED AUSTIN - Services for Fred Austin Jr. were Sunday at Reeds Chapel with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 48, died Thursday night at his home. He was a mechanic and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Tommie Pirtle Austin of Lexington, a son, Stephen of Lexington; a daughter, Amy Nicks of Lexington, his mother, Grapel Austin of Lexington, three sisters, Kay Melton, Sue Butler, both of Lexington and Patti Rushing of Nashville; two brothers, Jerry of Scotts Hill and Ronnie of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Feb 1992

GRAPEL AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Grapel Austin were Saturday November 22, 1997 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cem. Mrs. Austin, 74, died Friday November 21, 1997 at Lexington Methodist Hsp. She was a retired cook and the widow of K.D. Austin. She leaves three daughters, Kay Melton, Sue Butler, both of Lexington and Patty Rushing of Nashville, two sons, Jerry of Scotts Hill and Ronnie of Lexington; a sister, Faye White of Sardis; four brothers, Charles Creasy, James Creasy both of Sardis, Kenneth Creasy and Gerald Creasy both of Scotts Hill, 11 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 Nov 1997

HERBERT WILSON AUSTIN - Services for Herbert Wilson Austin were Friday Sept. 23, 1994 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Eugene Davis officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Austin, who was 88, died Thursday, Sept. 22 1994 at Decatur County General Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves three sons, Jimmy Austin, Harold Wade , both of Reagan and Wyle Austin of Lexington; a daughter, Hilda Cox of Parsons; a sister, Goldie Grissom of Steele MO and 10 grandchildren.

HENRY C. AUSTIN - Services for Henry C. Austin were Tuesday Sept. 5, 1995 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Davis officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 93, died Sunday Sept. 3, 1995 at Jackson General. He was a retired farmer. He leaves two daughters, Martha E. Brantley of Reagan and Mildred Cagle of Oakland; a sister Nettie Ervin of Jackson, 13 grandchildren.

HERMAN BEDFORD AUSTIN - Services for Herman B. Austin were Thursday April 8, 1999 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cem. Mr. Austin, 101, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. He was a retired manager of TN Electric Power Co., former president of Lexington Rotary Club and former president of Western District, TVA Power, WWI Army veteran and a Methodist. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Louis McPeake of Memphis and 13 grandchildren.

INEZ (GOFF) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Inez Goff Austin are today at Saltillo Church of Christ with burial in Corinth Cemetery near Saltillo. Shackelford Funeral home of Savannah has charge. Mrs. Austin, 73, died Monday at Jackson General. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, James Curtis Austin of Sardis; three daughters, Mrs. Dawn Ford, Mrs. Renee Seeley and Miss Kerry Austin all of Memphis, a son, Mike of Atlanta; a sister Mrs. Fauda Mae Dickson and a brother, Lynn Goff both of Saltillo and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12 December 1986

IONA MAE WADE AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Iona Mae Wade Austin were Thursday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church near Scotts Hill with the Rev. Cleo Kelley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Austin,62, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Lexington Hospital after an apparent heart attack. She lived most of her life in Reagan and was a Pentecostal. She was a retired factory worker. She leaves her husband, Herbert W. Austin; four sons, Wylie of Scotts Hill, Jimmy of Sardis, Harold Wade of Reagan and Freddie Wade of Florida; a daughter Mrs. Hilda Strickland of parsons, a brother, James Wade of Bath Springs; two sisters Mrs. Uneda Robbins and Mrs. Oleda Mitchell , both of Scotts Hill and 12 grandchildren.
LP 11/10/1982

IRA HARDING AUSTIN - Services for Ira Harding Austin were Saturday January 8, 1994 at Austin Chapel Church of Christ with Thomas Eason officiating. Burial was in Holmes Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin, 82, died Friday Jan. 7, 1994 at Decatur County Gen. Hsp. He was a retired farming. he leaves two daughters Jane Wallace of Parsons and Joyce Allen of Sardis; a son, Eugene Austin of Sardis, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

JACK AUSTIN - Jack Austin died Thursday March 13, 1997 at Rancier Nursing Center in Killeen Texas. The body was cremated and ashes buried beside his mother in Granny Austin Cemetery, Scotts Hill on Monday March 24, 1997. Mr. Austin who was 92, traveled extensively and was a sports writer for the Progress for many years. He leaves a daughter, Jane Austin Patrick of Columbus Ohio, and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 Mar 1997

JAMES M. AUSTIN - Died in Jackson - J.M. Austin, aged 67 years prominent school teacher of Scotts Hill, died Sunday morning after an illness of several days. Mr. Austin suffered a stroke of paralysis last week and was conveyed to Jackson for treatment. He was born and reared at Scotts Hill. He is survived by his widow and four sons, P.E. Austin of Jackson, M.L. Austin of Huron, J.R. and T.L. Austin of Scotts Hill; and one daughter Mrs. B.C. Taylor, Scotts Hill. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. Duck, Dyer and Mrs. E. Duck, Sardis; five brothers, E.E., Saltillo, E.W., P.E., Ben and Wylie Austin, Sardis. Services at Scotts Hill Church of Christ and interment in the cemetery.
Lexington Progress 10 May 1929

JAMES BOYD AUSTIN - Services for James Boyd Austin were Monday at Union Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jahue McCorkle and Rev. J.W. Hanna officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin, 57, died Saturday at Parkway Hospital in Jackson after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a veteran of WW II and a Baptist. He was a retired service station operator. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Bailey Austin of Reagan; two daughters, Mrs. Glenda Britt and Mrs. Phyllis Beecham, both of Reagan; Four brothers, Doskie of Sardis, Dewey and Paul both of Reagan and Roy of Scotts Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Vica Willis and Mrs. Ica Mae Duck both of Scotts Hill and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 23 January 1981

JAMES RAYMOND AUSTIN - Services for James Raymond Austin were Monday, May 29, 2000 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 75, died Sunday May 28, 2000 at West Tennessee Skilled Nursing Center. He was a retired sawmill worker. He leaves a sister, Jewell Allington of Beuna Vista TN
Lexington Progress

JEWELL AUSTIN - Services for Miss Jewell Mary Austin were Saturday at Reeds Chapel with Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cem. Miss Austin who was 88 died Thursday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a retired teacher and business woman. She was a Methodist. She leaves a sister Mrs. Louise McPeake of Memphis and a brother Herman B. Austin of Lexington.

JEWEL ELVETA (DUKE) AUSTIN - Services for Jewell Elveta Austin 68 will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Austin a homemaker died Monday at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart failure. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Austin. She is survived by a daughter Renee Johnson of Lexington; and three brothers Bob Duke and Ray Duke both of Darden and James Duke of Parsons.
The Jackson Sun, October 3, 2000

JODA FRANKLIN AUSTIN - Services for Joda Franklin Austin were Friday at Scotts Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove with Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill in charge. Mr. Austin, 85, died early Tuesday Sept. 4, 1990 at Parkview Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired employee of Ralston Purena Co. after 32 years and former owner and operator of Lakeland Trout Farm, Bucksnort. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Margaret Austin of Gallatin; a son, Joda F. Jr. of Goodlettsville; three brothers, Lester of Paducah, RObert of Memphis and Buford of Bethel Springs, a sister, Mrs. Jewell Perkins of Scotts Hill, Maxine White of Benton KY and Lila Davis of Parsons, 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

JOHN AUSTIN - Dead very suddenly near Scotts Hill aged 21 years.
Lexington Reporter 5/5/1876

JOHN FRANCIS AUSTIN - Resolutions of Respect: Bro. John Francis Austin departed this life June 2, 1915, aged 60 years, 4 mos and 4 days. On May 2, 1876, Bro. Austin married Miss Sue Duck and to the union were born eleven children, all of whom survive, namely; Mrs. Ora Fanning, Mrs. Annie Robins, Mrs. Maggie Haney , all of Lexington; Mrs. Maud Rushing, W.V. , J.H. and J.C. Austin, all of Memphis; P.E. Austin, Chattanooga; C.A. Austin, Mrs. Jennie Morris and Lila Austin of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 9 Jul 1915

JOHN WILSON AUSTIN - Services for John Wilson Austin were Friday November 17, at Pafford Funeral Home, Scotts Hill with burial in Scotts Hill Cemetery. Mr. Austin, who was 83, died Wednesday, November 15 at Decatur County General Hsp. of heart failure. He as a farmer. He was preceded by his wife, Hazel Austin. He leaves four sons, Carl Austin & John Austin both of Scotts Hill, David Devore of Bowling Green KY, James Devore of Brownsville KY; a daughter, Doris Smith of Decaturville, 19 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

JOHN WILLIAM AUSTIN - Services for Mr. J.W. Austin, age 61, are Wednesday June 15, 2016 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Tim Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow in Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. John passed away on June 13, 2016 in Jackson TN. Born Sep. 12, 1954 in Nashville to the lae JW and Hazel England Austin. Survivors include his son Brandon; three daughters, Toni Whillis, Jennifer Foster and Shawna Reed; two brothers Carl Austin and James James Devore; sister, Doris Smith and 3 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 15 Jun 2016

JONES ALVIN AUSTIN , retired farmer, Methodist and Democrat, the son of the late Samuel Brigance Austin, died at his home in Lexington on May 22, 1941. He was born in Hardin County near Saltillo on June 18, 1859 and at the age of 10 years moved with his parents to Henderson County near Scotts Hill, where he resided until 1919, when he moved to Lexington. In 1877 he was married to Miss Winnie Scott and to this union, four children were born; Mrs. M. Attaway ofFlint MI; W.A. Austin of Franklin; J.C. Austin of Scotts Hill, and L.S. Austin of Lexington. After the death of his first wife in 1893 he was married to Miss Ella Holland and three children were born, who with their mother survive; H.B. Austin, Jewel and Mrs. Troy McPeake all of Lexington. The passing of Mr. Austin removed from the social life of Henderson County and Lexington a man of indefatigable industry and outstanding skill in whatever occupation he pursued. We first knew him as a successful farmer living near Scotts Hill, but for several years past a resident of Lexington he never experienced a day of doing nothing, was always on the alert to do and do well whatever his hands found to do. Asa gardener and a fruit grower on his home place, he was notably successful and we remember that several years ago his peach orchard produced fruit which was given a place in the horticulture department in the Capitol in Nashville. Through many years he was a friend of the writer and it was with regret that we noticed the beginning of his failure in health. The decline was rapid. He was gone to his final accounting and we hope that his soul is resting in peace. Funeral services were held in the Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Corner Hastings in charge. Interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 30 May 1941

K.D. AUSTIN - Services for K.D. Austin 67, of Lexington were at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Austin was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack Friday morning at Hardin County General Hospital. He was a retired mechanic and a member of First Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Graple Austin, three daughters, Mrs. Sue Buther of Beaumont Texas, Mrs. Patty Rusing of Nashville and Mrs. Kay Melton of Lexington; three sons, Fred Austin and Ronnie Austin both of Lexington and Jerry Austin of Scotts Hill and 10 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

L. B. AUSTIN - Services for L. B. Austin were Friday at Boyd Funeral Home in Decaturville with burial in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Austin, who was 61, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a short illness. He was an employee of Magnatek Corp. He was a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Berdie Weatherford Austin of Darden, two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Mills and Mrs. Carolyn Carroll, both of Darden; two sons, James E. Austin of Darden and Edward Austin of Decaturville; two brothers, James Earl Austin of Parsons and Clyde Austin of Peoria, Ill., and eight grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 7, 1989

LELA (SHEPPARD) AUSTIN - Funeral services will be held for Lela Sheppard Austin on Wednesday, July 2, at 1 p.m. at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with burial following at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Austin,96, died on June 30, 2003 at her residence in Bartlett. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wylie Austin. Survivors include 2 daughters, Ruby and Carolyn, both of Bartlett; 3 sons, Roy and Fay, both of Sardis and Ray of Bartlett; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7/2/2003

LON SAUNDERS AUSTIN - Services for Lon Sanders Austin were scheduled for Thursday afternoon from Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. O.C. Wrather conducting with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Austin, who was 65, died at his home in Huntingdon Street shortly before noon Wednesday. Mr. Austin was a member of the Methodist Church and a Mason. He served six terms as Floterial Representative and was author of the Local Option Law. Mr. Austin is credited with passage of several worthwhile local bills. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Austin; three daughters, Miss Dorothy Austin, Mrs. Cathleen Davies and Mrs. Lorraine Hinson; three brothers, Walter Austin, Franklin TN , Clint Austin of Scotts Hill and Herman in Lexington; and two sisters, Miss Jewel Austin, Lexington and Mrs. Louise McPeake, Union City and his stepmother Mrs. Ella Austin.
Lexington Progress 6 Oct 1950

LUCILLE (MANESS) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Lucille Austin were Sunday, August 9, 1992 at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Austin, 68, died Friday at Jackson Gen. Hsp. Specialty Unit. She was the widow of Raymond Austin. She leaves a daughter, Lou Campbell of Milan and a son, Thomas of Orlando FL.
Lexington Progress August 12, 1992

MARY (FARNSWORTH) AUSTIN - Death Calls two: Mrs. Mary Farnsworth Austin, second wife of B.F. Austin, died December 6, at her home near Scotts Hill, this county, aged 55 years. She was survived by no children but left a devoted husband and many friends to console him. Mrs. Austin was followed to the grave by her husband who departed this life December 14, 1914 at the age of 76 years. Mr. Austin was born August 18, 1838, and lived all his life in enjoyment of the respect and good will of his fellow men. Mr. Austin was for many years an elder in the Christian Church and when his remains were laid to rest in the Grandy Holmes Cemetery near Scotts Hill, on the 15th, the funeral service was conducted by Elder C.M. Stubblefield of the Christian Church. Mr. Austin is survived by three sons, Alfred, Elias and Smith all of whom live in this county except Smith, who is a Christian minister and located in Henry County, and Mrs. Cynthia Deen who lives in Memphis. Mr. Austin had been a well known citizen of this county, was a brother-in-law of the late C.R. Scott and had filled the position of County Surveyor. He will be sorely missed in the community in which he lived so long.
The Lexington Progress

MARY LUCY (SWIFT) AUSTIN , mother of our townsman, O.H. Austin, died September 16, 1935 after one week of illness. She was the widow of John J. Austin, who died several years ago, and she is survived by seven children, C.C. Austin, OK; Mrs. J.C. Long and Mrs. J.C. Partin, Parsons; Mrs. I.M. Brown, Jackson; J.E. Austin, Parsons; D. T. Austin, Sarasota, Florida; and O.H. Austin, Lexington. Her funeral service was conducted by Rev. James Fisher at Scotts Hill Methodist Church where she had been a member since girlhood.
Lexington Progress Sept. 20, 1935

Another Obituary from Mary Elizabeth Partin
Mrs. Mary Lucy Austin, wife of the late John J. Austin, was born May 12, 1852, and departed this life Monday Sept. 16, 1935, at her home in Parsons. She was the mother of O.H. Austin of the Odle Chevrolet Company here in Lexington. Her death came after only a week's illness with a heart ailment. Her death was regrettable, but notunexpected as the children had become reconciled that her advanced years and the ailment could not be coped with. She was baptized into the Methodist church when only a young girl and lived a devoted christian life until her death. She was a kind neighbor and loving mother. Her influence will be missed in the community in which she lived. The funeral service was held on Tuesday Afternoon Sept. 17 at 3:30 o'clock in the Methodist church at Scotts Hill with Rev. James Fisher officiating. Interment was made in the Scotts Hill cemetery.

Another Obituary from Mary Elizabeth Partin - Volume 9 Number 52
Mrs. Mary Lou Austin aged 83 years widow of the late John J. Austin and a daughter of Rev. R.S. and Saline Ann Swift; died at her home at 6:30 Monday evening following a brief illness of a heart ailment. She was critically ill from the first attack and her death was reported on Friday evening when she suffered an attack from which she was almost miraculously revived. Mrs. Austin was born and reared near Scotts Hill and was married on May 12, 1870. Two of her nine children died in infancy and four sons and three daughters survive. These are; J.E. of Parsons, C.C. of Wilson OK, D.T. of Sarasota FL, O.H. of Lexington, Mrs. R.M. Brown ofJackson and Mesdames J.C. Long and J.C. Partin of Parsons. Also, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. All the children, except C.C. had been with her for several days. She professed faith in Christ at sixteen and joined the M.E. Church, South. She remained true and faithful to her religion and to her church through almost 68 years. She was a faithful attendant at all its services and a loyal supporter of its institutions. SHe found expression of her conception of the Christian life in service to others and her ministrations to all is a common subject of conversation among those who knew her; and a pleasant memory to her surrowing relatives. In the large crowd that gathered to pay that last tribute of respect, were many whom she had favored in times of need of .... She had enjoyed unusually good health until two weeks ago and was frequently seen on the streets of our town, walking from and to her home and visiting her friends in the community. Funeral services wereheld in the Scotts Hill M.E. Church, South and conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.A. Fisher, who was assisted by Rev. Brown, the Scotts Hill pastor. She was buried in the cemetery at that place beside her husband who preceded her 18 years ago. The newly made mound was literally covered with beautiful flowers, tokens of love and respect of sorrowing relatives and friends. Six young men, closely related to Mrs. Austin, served as pallbearers. They were William and Glynn Austin, Geron Brown, J.D. Hollamon, Jim Partin and W.B. Townsend. The Smith Funeral Home of Jackson were in charge. An Expression of Thanks: Our hearts, though broken in deep sorrow, go out in sincere gratitude to all our friends, neighbors, attending physicians and all others whosekindly deeds, floral tokens of love and respect, and for sympathetic words of comfort that meant so much to us during the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Lucy Austin. We shall never forget even one of you, nor cease to pray God's blessings may reward you.

MARY V. AUSTIN - Services for Mary V. Austin were Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Hoyt WIlson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Miss Austin, 61, died Sunday afternoon at Jackson Hospital. She had suffered a heart attack on Thursday. She was a social counselor for 40 years with the state Department of Human Services and a Baptist. She leaves two aunts, Verna Partin of Memphis and Maxine Pearson, Lexington and several cousins.
Lexington Progress

MERVILLE AUSTIN - Services for Merville Austin were Monday Oct. 30, 1995 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 76, died Sunday, SOc. 29, 1995 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired construction worker with TVA. He leaves his wife Mrs. Raymelle Austin of Lexington; five sons Arvin Allen, Gerald David, Ronnie N., Barney all of Lexington, Mark A. of Finger; five daughters, Brenda Lee Bush, Nina "Judy" Hayes, Fonda Blankenship, Leeanna Reeves, all of Lexington and Shonda (Donna) Campbell of Scotts Hill, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11/1/1995

MILDRED (RICHARDSON) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Mildred Ilene Austin were Friday at Reed's Chapel with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Mrs. Austin, 59, was pronounced dead on arrival Wednesday morning at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was born in Henderson County but was living in Jackson. She leaves her husband, Arthur R. Austin of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Ann Cox of Kennett MO; a son, Billy Joe Richardson of St. Louis; her mother, Mrs. Martha Spain Mayo of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Gerlena Davidson of St. Louis; a brother, Mayford Mayo of St. Louis; eight grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress 2/3/1982

NADENE (JOWERS) AUSTIN - Funeral services for Nadene Austin were Saturday, October 13, 2007, at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Austin, homemaker, died Monday, October 8, 2007, at her home in Crystal River, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Estes and Early Jowers; two brothers, Lynn and Charles Jowers. Survivors include five daughters, Gloria Grantham, Crystal River, FL, Mary Jane Porter, Spring Creek, TN, Nancy Workman, Lexington, TN, Charlotte Austin, Sharon Austin, both of Avon Park, FL; one brother, Walter Jowers, Lexington, three sisters, Lou Wilkes, Helen Parker, and Mary Devore all of Lexington; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor from the Lexington Progress 17 October 2007

NANCY AUSTIN - was born April 8, 1873 and died May 12, 1927. She was married to W.M. Austin at an early age. She proclaimed Christ at the age of 14, joining the Missionary Baptist Church and remained there until death. Her sickness and suffering were lingering and pitiful, but quiet and patient, telling her loved ones that she wanted them all to live better and meet her again. She leaves a husband and three sons and three daughters, seven sisters and 3 brothers. The remains were interred in the Sardis Cemetery after funeral services by Elder Barnett of the Baptist Church.
The Lexington Progress,  27 May 1927

NANCY ELIZABETH (JONES) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Nancy Jones Austin were Friday at Sardis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Burton officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah in charge. Mrs. Austin, 87, died Wednesday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Sardis and a Methodist. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Burrow of Cooter MO, Mrs. Ruth Finley of Sardis and Mrs. Reba Tomblin of Avon Park FL; two sons, Elvis Austin of Cartuthersville MO and Cleveland Austin of Steele MO; 30 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12/2/1981

NINA SUE (PATTERSON) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Nina Sue Patterson Austin were Thursday January 30, 1997 at Pafford Scotts Hill Chapel. Burial was in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Austin, 89, died Monday, January 27, 1997 at National Health Care in Hendersonville. She was a housewife and the widow of Theodore Frank Austin. She leaves two daughters Linda Becker of Hendersonville and Brenda Austin Parker of Clifton VA and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5 Feb 1997

ODE AUSTIN - Services for Ode A. Austin bookkeeper at Odle Chevrolet Co. for 30 years, were Tuesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Edwin Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Austin died Sunday at his home, apparently of a heart attack. His death was discovered about 3 p.m. by R.F. Odle, who had gone to visit him, Mr. Austin had been ill about a week with intestinal flu. He was 67. Mr. Austin was a deacon in the First Baptist Church, a member of the Lexington Lions Club, and a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of WW I. Mrs. Austin died in 195?. Born in Decatur County, Mr. Austin was a son of the late J.J. Austin and Mrs. Mary Swift Austin. He moved to Lexington in 1928. He leaves a daughter, Miss Mary V. Austin ofLexington; a son, Henry M. Austin of Blytheville Ark.; a brother C.C. Austin of Wilson OK; three sisters Mrs. J.C. Partin and Mrs. J.C. Long, both of Parsons and Mrs. R.M. Brown of Jackson.
Contributed by Mary Elizabeth Partin

OPAL AUSTIN - Graveside services for Mrs. Opal Austin were Thursday Dec. 2, 1993 at Memorial park Cemetery, Memphis Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis was n charge. Mrs. Austin, 87, died Tuesday Nov 30, 1993 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She leaves two sisters, Orene Stewart and Fern Tyler, south of Lexington and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12/8/1993

RAYMOND AUSTIN - Services for Raymond G. Austin were Monday at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reed's Chapel was in charge. Mr. Austin, 71, died Saturday at his home. He was a retired employee of TVA, a Mason and Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Maness Austin of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Lou Campbell of Milan; a son Thomas Austin of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Cordie White of Lexington, Mrs. Ethel Duke of Darden and Mrs. Beulah rasher of Decaturville; a half-brother, Willie Moody of Bemis, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
June 1992 Lexington Progress

RONALD LEE AUSTIN - Services for Mr. Ronnie Lee Austin, 38, will be held Monday June 3, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Austin, an employee of Mark IV Automotive, died Friday May 31, 2002 at his home. Survivors include son, Christopher Dale Austin of Lexington, sisters Kay Melton an Sue Butler at Lexington, Pat Rushing of Nashville and one brother, Jerry of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 2 Jun 2002

ROY SEAMON AUSTIN - Services for Roy Seamon Austin were Tuesday, June 9, 1992 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill and the Revs. John D. Small and Donald Franks officiating. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Mr. Austin, 64, died Monday at Jackson Specialty Unit. He was a laborer and employee at Stanfill Roofing Co. He leaves his wife, Pauline Austin of Scotts Hill, a son David Austin of Scotts Hill; a brother, Doskie Austin of Scotts Hill and two sisters, Icea Mae Duck and Vica Willis both of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress June 1992

TERRY RAY AUSTIN - Services for Terry Ray Austin were Monday at Sardis Senior Citizens Center with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah was in charge. Mr. Austin, 44, died Saturday of Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a school bus driver. He was a member of Modern Woodmen of the World and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Flora Ann McBride Austin of Reagan; two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Browder of Morgantown KY and Miss Andrea Austin of Henderson; a son, Terry Austin of Reagan; his brother Mrs. Martha Austin of Reagan; a sister, Mrs. Mary Turnbow of Sardis and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2/13/1991

TOMMIE MAE (PIRTLE) AUSTIN - Services for Tommie Mae Austin were Feb. 13, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in the New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Austin, age 56, of Lexington died Wednesday Feb. 10, 2010 in Jackson. She is survived by a daughter Amy (Jerry) Nicks; a son Stephen (Patsy) Austin; two sisters, Betty Conrad and Wilma Woods; four grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Fred Austin; her parents Thomas and Dora Pirtle and silbings, Howell Pirtle, Ruth Webb, Jewell Pirtle, William Pirtle, James Brady, Pirtle and Bessie Nell Pirtle.
LExington Progress 17 Feb 2010

SARAH PARALEE / ESTERLEE (ETHERIDGE) AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Sallie Austin, widow of Elisha Austin, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cedar Grove church with E.J. Grinsley and he Rev. Cleo Kelly officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Austin died May 21, 1964 in Sardis. She was 80. She leaves two daughter, Mrs. Icie Duke of Scotts Hill, Mrs. Vicie Willis of Nashville; five sons, Doskie of Sardis, Roy of Scotts Hill, Dewey, Boyd and Paul of Reagan; 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Nora Volner of Jackson.
(2 Oct 1884 - May 24, 1964)

THEODORE FRANKLIN AUSTIN - Services for Theodore Frank Austin were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home Scotts Hill Chapel with B.B. James officiating. Mr. Austin, 87, died Friday afternoon at Nashville Memorial Hospital. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Rotary Club and was an auto dealer in Paris. He was formerly of Scotts Hill and lived in Hendersonville. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nina Sue Austin of Hendersonville; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Becker of Hendersonville and Mrs. Brenda Parker of Springfield VA.
Lexington Progress Feb. 1992

TIMOTHY FRANKLIN AUSTIN - Funeral services for Timothy Franklin Austin 78, who died at his home near Sardis, were held by the Rev. Cleo Kelly. Survivors include three brothers, Wylie and Elisha Austin of Reagan, and Eli Austin of Sardis and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Duck of Kenton TN and Mrs. Rebecca Duck of Sardis.
Lexington Progress May 31, 1946

VIRGINIA NELL AUSTIN - Services for Mrs. Virginia Nell Austin, age 67, were Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Holmes Cem. Mrs. Austin died Friday in Lexington. Mrs. Austin was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband Mr. Harding Eugene Austin of Sardis, her daughter, Sheila Kilzer ofReagan, one stepson Michael Austin of Sardis, two brothers Mike Pusser of Henderson and James Carl Pusser of Beech Bluff; three sisters, Vera Whittmore of Columbia, Brenada Smith ofHenderson and Pamela Ayers ofJacks Creek and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 Feb 2010

WILLIAM ALFRED AUSTIN , aged 71 years, postmaster of Scotts Hill and manager of the Home Telephone Company, died in the Baptist Hospital from a trouble not fully located by the hospital doctors. He was a son of the late Benjamin and Lucinda Scott Austin. Surviving him are his wife and surviving children, Mrs. Maida Stewart and Mrs. Grace Johnson, Scotts Hill; and Mrs. Una Bobbitt of this place. Surviving also are two brothers, E.W. and C.S. Austin and two sisters, Mrs. J.S. Turner of Scotts Hill and Mrs. W.G. Deen of Memphis. The Austin family is a numerous one and has produced a number of excellent men and women, but never a better, more lovable or more upright one than Alfred. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for more than 50 years and Elder L.L. Brigance of Henderson conducted the funeral service held at Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 16 Mar 1934

WILLIAM ODELL AUSTIN - 78, of Bendavis passed away Aug 15, 2006, at the Texas County McMorial Hospital. Services for Mr. Austin will be 2 Pm. Friday in the Evans Funeral Home of Houston, Mo, with burial in the Rock Springs Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. visitation is from 6 -8 Pm. Thursday at Evans Funeral Home. Memorials to Texas County Hospice of Care would be appreciated. Survivors include his wife, Betty Austin of Bendavis: one son, John Austin of Bucyrus, Mo: two daughters, marydell Combs of Springfield, Mo and Caroline Pentecost of Ozark, Mo: one sister, Opal Foster of Phoenix: seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Contributed by Melinda Bell - Jonesboro Sun, Craighead County, Arkansas

WILLIAM PAUL AUSTIN - Services for William Paul Austin, 63, were 2 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church near Sardis with the Rev. Bonnie Lee Hollin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington in charge. Mr. Austin a retired school bus driver, died early this morning at Lexington County General after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and has been a driver 17 years for Henderson County schools. He was a Pentecostal. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Smith Austin; four sons, Charles, Harold, James and Merrel , all of Reagan; a daughter Mrs. Peggy Brasher of Reagan; three brothers, Doskie of Sardis, Dewey of Reagan and Roy of Scotts Hill; two sisters Mrs. Vica Willis and Mrs. Ica Mae Duck, both of Scotts Hill and 14 grandchildren.
Henderson County Times 9/10/1982

WILLIAM ROBERT AUSTIN - Services for Dr. William Robert Austin were Wednesday with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery at Huntsville AL with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge. Dr. Austin, 63, died Monday May 12, 1986 at a Huntsville AL hospital after a short illness. He was a veteran of WW II. He was formerly of Lexington. He began the practice of dentistry in Huntsville in 1951. He leaves his wife Mrs. Marietta Dillon Austin of Huntsville; two sons, William H. Jr. of Shreveport LA and James M. Dillon of New Orleans; two daughters, Suzanne A. Stockton of Clayton GA and Linda A. Baker of Huntsville; his father, Herman B. Austin of Lexington; a brother John A. Austin of San Antonio TX and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 21, 1986

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