OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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AUDRA LEE (HART) BAKER - Services for Audra Hart Baker were Tuesday, April 13 at Pafford's Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Baker, who was 79, died Sunday, April 11 at the Decatur County Hospital. She leaves her husband, Carlos (Frank) Baker of Lexington; one daughter, Doris Ann Outlaw of Parsons; one son, Joe Howard Waddle of Lexington; one step-son, Donald Baker of Lake Villa, IL; two sisters, Thelma Hopper and Lounell Hopper, both of Lexington; three brothers, James Hart, Lou Hart, and Mac Hart, all of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, April 14, 1999

BILLY MARSHALL BAKER - age 87, died on April 1, 2013 in Lexington. He is survived by one daughter, Belinda Bowman of Lexington, one grandaughter, Cheri Jowers; seven great grandchildren and two GG Grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Calvin M. and Toppie Powers Baker. Services will be April 3, at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in Rock Hill Cem.
Lexington Progress 5 Apr 2013

CHARLES BAKER - age 88, of Scotts Hill, died Aug. 5, 2015 at Jackson Hospital. Services were held Aug. 7, 2015 at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with Rev. Greg Stanford officiating.. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery in Toone TN. He is survived by his wife Ruth Vaughan, two daughters, Janet Baker Lambert and Deborah Baker Haberski, a son, Joed Baker and sister Cora Jane Moore, a brother Wilbur Baker and eight grandchildren. Preceded by his parents Joe Marley and Daisy Marie McDaniel Baker, two brothers, Daniel and Joseph Allen Baker and three sisters, Annie Jernigan, Mary DeBlieux and Elizabeth Sips.
Lexington Progress Aug 19, 2015

DOVIE (McDANIEL) BAKER - - Services for Mrs. Dovie Baker were Thursday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Beech River Cemetery. Mrs. Baker, who was 80, died Wednesday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a homemaker. She leaves three brothers, Bob McDanile and H. R. McDaniel, both of Lexington and Wilford McDaniel of Melrose Park, Ill., and two sisters, Ardie Dickens and Marie Crowe, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 9, 1992

GAIL (MIDDLETON) BAKER BAKER - - Funeral services for Mrs. Baker, age 81, will be May 19, 2016 at New Hope Methodist Church. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Baker passed away late Sunday at her home in the Shady Hill community. She was born Jan. 23, 1935 in Henderson County to the late F. Walker Middleton and Eathel Wallace Middleton. She lived in the home where she grew up and enjoyed working in her yard and garden. Her life revolved around the Shady Hill Community, though she was well traveled. She was very active in New Hope Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper with her husband, Tommy at the Gulf Oil Distributors in Lexington. Her husband preceded her in death. Survivors include her son, David Lee Baker of Haymarket VA; her three daughters, Cindy Hatch of Wildersville, Melanie Pergiel of Indiana Dunes IN; and Angie Nichols of Burns TN; her sister Jean Threadgill of Lexington and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5/18/2016

HORACE E. BAKER - Services for H. E. Baker were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Baker, who was 80, died Thursday night at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired Gulf Oil dealer. He leaves two sons, Tommy Baker of Lexington and Bobby Baker of Memphis, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, March 17, 1993

JAMES L. "BUDDY" BAKER - Services for James "Buddy" Baker were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack Hopper and Tim Maness officiating. Burial was in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Baker, who was 40, died Thursday morning in Irmo, S. C. He was a quality engineer for Jordan Jones and Golding Inc. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sandra Woods Baker of Irmo, S. C.; a son, Kent Barker; a daughter, Kimberly Baker, both of Irmo; a brother John David Baker of Dayton, Ohio; a half-brother, Eddie Goad of St. Louis; five sisters, Sheila Rye of Wetumptka, Ala., Jeannie Robertson of Oakland, Tn.Patsy Baker of Denver, Colo., Lisa Heath and Bonnie Higden, both of Memphis; three half-sisters, Shirley Galloway of Salisbury, Tn., Faye Parker of Fairview, Tn., and Judy Monteverdi of Hillsdale, N. Y.
The Lexington Progress, March 27, 1991

LULA MAE (HART) WALLACE BAKER died April 18 at age 79. Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Mrs. Baker was the widow of Bert Baker. She was formerly of Henderson County and was active in many activities in Las Angeles where she lived. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robbie Swope of Reseda, CA; a son, James Baker of California’ four sisters, Mildred Dickson, Ruby Lee Fisher both of Jackson, Faye Wilson of Richardson, TX and Ruth Townsend of Parsons, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Melton
** Lula Mae was born 6 Apr 1914 in Henderson Co., TN daughter of James M. Hart born abt 1891 and Eva L born abt. 1894. She had 2 brothers James A. born abt 1916 and William E. born abt. 1917, and 4 sisters, Mildred born abt. 1918, Fay L born abt. 1920, Ruth M. born May 30, 1923 and Ruby born Feb 1, 1929 . On June 5, 1931 she married Emerson Ethridge Wallace (1908-1936) and she married Bert Baker (15 Jan 1909-Oct 1983), after her marriage they moved to Las Angeles, CA. Where she lived till her death, she is buried in Glen Haven Memorial Park , but has a marker in Palestine between her husband and son Emerson L.

ROBERT CRAIN BAKER - - Graveside services for Robert Crain Baker will be today, Wednesday, August 20, 1 p.m., at Henderson County Memory Gardens. Services are at 10 a.m. at Bartlett Baptist Church. Memphis Funeral Home [on Stage Rd.] is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Baker, who was 55, died Monday, August 18, at Methodist Hospital North, Memphis. He was a retired school principal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Carol Baker of Bartlett; a daughter, Stacy Hart of East Alton Ill.; a son, Robert Crain Baker Jr. of Sacramento, CA; a brother, Thomas L. Baker of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, August 20, 1997

THOMAS L. BAKER - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas L. Baker, age 72, was Sunday June 14, 2009 at New Hope Methodist Church at Shady Hill with Rev. George Reed and Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemeery, Pafford Funeral Cemetery . Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Baker died early Wednesday 10 Jun 2009 at his home. He was born July 16, 1936 in Mempis to the late H. E. and Mary Crain Baker. He was a retired Gulf Oil Distributor and a member of New ope Meth. Church. Mr. Baker was annn avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling and visiting his family. He loved Memphis State Basketball. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gail Middleton Baker of Lexington, his son, David Baker, his wife Michelle and children, Drew, Grant and Michaels Baker of Haynerket VA; his three daughters, Cindy Baker Hutch, her husband Jimmy and daughter Jennifer of Wildersville; Melanie Baker Pergiel, her husband Christopher and children, Luke an dJackson of Anchorage and Angie aker Nichols and her husband Michael of Burns TN. He was preceded by his brother Bob Baker.
Lexington Progress 17 Jun 2009

REV. FLEETWOOD BALL - The Reverend Dr. Fleetwood Ball, pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church, died at his home in Lexington on May 1st , 1941, following a brief, severe illness from pneumonia and a long, long fight reaching back through the years to the time when his hand commenced to shake and his physical feet began to falter as he went with unfailing spirit about his Master’s business. It was one o’clock in the morning of May Day when Fleetwood Ball passed from this world into that other realm of which he has spoken to so many hundreds of people, testifying over and over, with faith, courage, zeal and joy, with faith, courage, zeal and joy, his unalterable belief in the Heaven that waits for him who repents of his sins, confesses his Christ, and lives before the world in charity, humility and kindness. For thirty-four years, he told his faith to the people of Lexington, where he served as pastor and then another four years after ill health had forced his retirement. A man of boundless energy, tireless, quick, during the years of his health, he wore himself out in the service of people, both in and out of his congregation, to whom he was friend, counselor and spiritual guide.

Older people will recall how he used to go about driving a little horse and buggy, preaching every Sunday afternoon to smaller churches in the country, holding revivals far and near, administering baptism, conducting funerals all over the countryside. The weather was never too bad, the distance too great, nor the family too obscure for him to leave a call unheeded, and always he seemed to say the right word, the tactful word, the most comforting word, for each particular home into which he came with sympathy which was never perfunctory, never blatant, never lacking in dignity. Remembering his attitude in the presence of death, surely there is none, even among those nearest and dearest to him, who can fail to be conscious of the transcending majesty of Time exchanged for Peace. There is probably no one who could count the number of funeral services he has held, and none who could say how many marriage ceremonies he performed. Beside more formal occasions, there were many who used to come to his gate in buggies, later in cars. One or more couples were married thus almost every week. He was writing locals, then for the Lexington Republican, and every bride, in his eyes, was lovely and winsome, every youth a stalwart promise for the future. A home, in his mind, had come into being. He believed in its virtue and in the virtue and strength of the young people about to live in it. He must, in his heart, have prayed earnestly for all these youngsters, and for all those, both young and old, who come flocking down innumerable church aisles to receive from him the handclasp of Christian fellowship. All his life Mr. Ball was a writer. Never lacking when the occasion arose from extemporaneous speaking, he yet carefully wrote his sermons. He delivered them with fire and earnestness in a loud, clear voice that carried to the outskirts of a village until illness and overwork had taken toll of his vocal chords. He led the singing. He prayed with fervor and in the pulpit always seemed utterly oblivious of himself, save as an instrument attuned to a message of tremendous importance. In the midst of success and popularity such as comes to few men, he was always reticent and extremely modest concerning his own achievements. Nothing embarrassed him so much as praise.

For twenty-five years, Dr. Ball was recording secretary of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, and had the unusual honor of being elected secretary emeritus, after he was no longer able to remain on active duty. For forty years he edited "Among the Brethren," for the Baptist and Reflector. For almost as long he reported the annual session of the Southern Baptist Convention for the Commercial Appeal. He was Lexington correspondent for the Appeal and other papers for years , and contributed much to the Lexington Republican, where he worked on an old brown desk by the front window, writing in longhand in a very small firm script. With all his zeal for the church, there was room in his interest for secular affairs. He was keenly aware of political differences, but he never brought politics into the pulpit. That [pulpit] belonged to his Lord. Bro. Ball was born March 16, 1876, at Cherry Creek, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, the son of Lizzie McKay and Rev. Martin Ball. He received his B.S. degree from Union University, and was licensed to preach by the First Baptist Church, in Jackson, at the age of sixteen. He later graduated from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, and was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Paris in Paris, Tennessee, in 1894. He served several churches in that vicinity and answered the call to Lexington in 1901-1902. He was a trustee of Union University for many years, and in 1934, had conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Divinity by that institution. No one in Lexington ever called him "Doctor," however. He had been "Brother Ball" to too many people for too long a time for this title to ever come into common use. He was a Mason and a member of the S.A.E. fraternity. He had been Master of his lodge, Moderator of the Beech River Baptist Association, chaplain of the Tennessee Legislature, and an evangelist of more than unusual power, giving his time and strength to all their activities with devotion and loyalty far beyond that of ordinary men. Dr. Ball was married May 14, 1907, t Miss Flossie Melton, who died in 1918. Their four daughters survive: Mrs. Thoburn Holmes (Mary Elizabeth), of McKenzie; Mrs. H.G. McGinley (Lilly McKay), of Clinton; Miss Martha Jo Ball, of Washington, D.C.; Miss Flossie Melton Ball, who lives with her grandmother, Mrs. M.V. Melton, in the family home in Lexington. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Robert Howard, of Paris, and two grandchildren, James and Lewis Holmes. He was devoted to his family and one of his last services in the church was when he officiated at the marriage of his daughter, Lily McKay and Mr. McKinley last December.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock, in his church, where the body lay in state throughout most of the day. Chancel, pulpit and choir were banked with flowers, and church and Sunday School rooms were filled with friends from far and near. The Rev. Walter Warmath, pastor of the church, was in charge of the service, assisted by Dr. John Jeter Hurt, and Rev. Clarence Azbill, both of Jackson. The church used the familiar hymns, "Rock of Ages," "Asleep in Jesus," and others, with Mrs. Carl Armstrong as accompanist, and H.D. Barry sang "God’s Tomorrow." All was simple, beautiful, sincere, as benefited the modest manner of one who lived and died in humble service to a great ideal. Pall-bearers were: John W. Stewart, Sam C. Jones, John H. Wadley, Joe Azbill, A.H. Joyner, Connie Sullivan, John A. McCall, and Felix Creasy. Royal Pafford, with whom he had served on many similar occasions, was in charge of arrangements.—W. V. Barry
From the website of Angela Harlan - World Connect /Rootsweb

FLOSSIE (MELTON) BALL , daughter of the late Robert L. and Mrs. Vesta Azbill Melton, was born in Lexington, Sept. 1,1892, and as the beloved wife of Rev. Fleetwood Ball, was called to her heavenly reward at 11:45 o’clock Sunday night, December 8th, 1918, leaving an infant daughter, born on the 3rd inst. Her death was attributed to influenza and development of pneumonia, against which the physicians and nurses battled in vain. May 14,1909, Miss Flossie Melton was most happily married to Rev. Fleetwood Ball an to that ideal union four children were born, ____ [cut off], of whom survive, including the infant who came such a short time before the loss of the mother. The funeral occurred last Monday at two o’clock p.m., the remains being carried to the Baptist church, of which the deceased had been a devoted member and constant attendant. By request Rev. Martin Ball, the aged father of the bereaved husband, officiated in the service, which was so touching that there was hardly a dry eye in the large congregation. Mr. Ball read from the Bible that chapter in which comes the sacred and cheering promise, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Mr. Ball’s text in speaking over the remains of the daughter-in-law whom he said he had loved as his own child, was taken from the 14th chapter and 8th verse of St. Mark: "She has done what she could."

Very touchingly he told of the life and character of the beloved "Flossie," and how the text fittingly applied to her in all the relations of life. In the church, the Sunday school and the choir, all of which she loved and proved her love by her constant attendance and service. "She had done what she could." As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and neighbor" and the knowledge that her life was so conducted should bring some fulfillment of God’s promise to wipe away all tears from the eyes of those who loved her and and who have the blessed privilege of meeting her after "Life’s fitful fever is o’er." When Mr. Ball said, "Let her life speak," he appealed to the indisputable proof that she had earned, by the Grace of God, that reward on high compared with which all and the best this world can give does not, can not compare. In speaking of the deceased and beloved young woman who has been taken from us before she had even reached middle life, we feel competent to pass judgment on her character and it pleases us to say that she was an ideal woman — the kind of woman whose loss to the world can not be estimated by human computation. She was truly serving a noble purpose here, "Doing what she could" — making the world brighter and sweeter to live by her presence and making life "One grand, sweet song" to those who had the privilege of living in daily contact with her. To the bereaved husband from whom has been taken the principal human magnet of his life, and little children, who, fortunately, can not realize their loss, and the devoted mother and two sisters, we would speak words of comfort if we could, but God alone in his own good time can bring balm to their bleeding hearts. The flowers given by relatives and friends were exceptionally beautiful and numerous, expressing to some extent the deep affection in which Mrs. Ball was held. Just following the service in the church, the mortal remains were carried to Lexington Cemetery and there tenderly consigned to the bosom of Mother Earth--for "Dust thou art and unto dust thou shall return." The pall-bearers were Messrs. T.A. Enochs, Granville Bartholomew, J.A. Carrington, Jno. S. Fielder, E. F. Denison, J.W. Stewart, T. Edwards, and Fred Wadley.
From the website of Angela Harlan - World Connect/Rootsweb Lexington Progress Dec 13, 1918

MARTHA JO BALL - Services for Martha Jo Ball were Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Miss Ball, who was 73, died Saturday night at Jackson General Hospital. She was a charter member of Lexington B&PW Club, a member of Book Lovers Club, a member of an Extension Homemakers Club and Lexington Country Club. She was a retired employee of First National Bank and retired from McCall's Insurance Co. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lily McKay Ball McGinley of Clinton, Tenn. and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ball Holmes of McKenzie.
The Lexington Progress, January 29, 1992

C.D. BALLARD - Services for C.D. Ballard were Monday June 21, 2010 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Ballard, age 84, of Lexington died Saturday June 19, 2010 in Jackson TN. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by his wife Nellie Ballard; a sister Faye McDaniel of Camden; and a brother Claude Ballard. He was preceded in Death by two sons Danny and Gary Ballard.
Lexington Progress 23 June 2010

CARL DANIEL BALLARD - - Services for Carl Dannie Ballard were Sunday afternoon at 1 at the Mazies Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. Earl Owens and Grady Wood officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge. He was 12 years old. Young Ballard died in Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville at 4:00 a.m. Thursday, November 1, while undergoing a heart operation. Dannie was a student in Lexington City School, a member of the Baptist Church and a member of the local troop of Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ballard Jr., a brother, Gary Wayne Ballard, 3, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Ballard Sr. Members of the Lexington Boy Scout Troop were pall-bearers.
The Lexington Progress, November 9, 1956

CURTIS RAY BALLARD - Graveside services for Curtis Ray Ballard were Monday, July 22, at Jones Cemetery, Wildersville, with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Ballard, who was 54, died Saturday, July 20, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a disabled truck driver. He leaves two sons, Anthony Ballard of Cedar Grove and Jimmy N. Ballard of Lexington; two brothers, Glen Ballard and Charles Ballard, both of Lexington and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 24, 1996

GARY WAYNE BALLARD - Services for Gary Wayne Ballard were Saturday, May 3, at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reed’s Chapel was in charge. Mr. Ballard, who was 48, died Thursday, May 1, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He leaves his parents, Nellie Woods Ballard and C. D. Ballard, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, May 7, 1997

HARRIET CORDELIA (KILMER) CARRINGTON BALLARD Services for Mrs. Delia Carrington Ballard were Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Arvin Rhodes officiating. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Ballard, who was 75, died Saturday at the home of her son, James Carrington, near Wildersville. She was a member of the Corinth church and was the widow of George Ballard. She leaves another son, Leander Carrington of Chesterfield; four daughters, Mrs. Sallie Maness and Mrs. Lucy Garvey, both of near Lexington, and Mrs. Laura Howard and Mrs. Myrtle Maness, both of near Darden.
The Lexington Progress, August 23, 1957

HENRY WILLARD BALLARD Services for Henry Willard Ballard were Friday afternoon at Sand Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Ballard, who was 48, died Wednesday afternoon at Veteran's Hospital in Nashville, where he had been a patient six weeks. He was a retired bookkeeper and car salesman. He was a veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ouida Ballard; two sons, Larry Gene Ballard with the Air Force in Germany, Robert Mitchell Ballard of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Murphy of Wildersville, Mrs. Mary Ann Phillips and Miss Sherry Ballard, both of Lexington; his paents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ballard of Lexington; two brothers. C.D. Ballard and Claude Ballard, both of Lexington and a sister Mrs. James R. McDaniel of Yuma
COntributed by Ginny Melton - Lexington Progress 11/30/1967

QUIDA M. BALLARD - Services for Quida M. Ballard were Saturday, April 25, 2008 at Henderson Co. Community Hospital. Burial followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Ballard, age 90, died Wednesday, APril 22, 2009. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Galbraith, Jean Duffer and Sherry Wood all of Lexington; two sons, Larry Ballard, Bob Ballard both of Lexington; one sister, Jewell Wilson, Lexington and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Apr 2009

HOBART LEE BALLARD - Services for Hobart Lee Ballard were Sunday, Dec. 25, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Jones Cemetery. Mr. Ballard, who was 73, died Friday, Dec. 23 at his home. He was a retired TVA employee. He leaves his wife, Marie Seagraves Ballard of Wildersville; a daughter, Carolyn Roberts of Yuma; a son, Ronnie H. Ballard of Wildersville; three brothers, Charles Lee Ballard of Parsons, Curtis Ray Ballard of Jackson and Glenn Sidney Ballard of Cedar Grove.
The Lexington Progress, December 28, 1994

LAWRENCE BALLARD Services for Lawrence Ballard were Tuesday, October 10, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Ballard, who was 72, died Sunday, October 8 at Lexington Manor of heart failure. He was a retired sawmill employee. He leaves three daughters, Nellie Hays, Norma Hays, and Oheta Bailey, all of Lexington; a son, Lawrence Daniel Ballard of Lexington; three sisters, Martha Overman of Steele, Mo., Jimmy Smith and Hazel Gilbert, both of Corinth, Miss.; two brothers, Joe Ballard and Johnny Ballard, both of Steele, Mo., and 10 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 11, 2000

MARIE (SEAGRAVES) BALLARD Services for Mrs. Marie Ballard are today, Wednesday, March 31st, 2 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Ballard, who was 72, died Monday, March 29 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a retired employee of Johnson Controls. She was the widow of Hobert Ballard. She leaves a daughter, Carolyn Roberts of Yuma; a son, Ronnie Ballard of Wildersville, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, March 31, 1999

MARTHA EMMALINE (JACKSON) BALLARD - Martha Emmaline Jackson was born Oct. 17th, 1866, daughter of the late Rev. L. Z. and Mrs. Sarah Holmes Jackson, fell asleep with Jesus Dec. 23, 1934. She professed religion when about twelve years of age and united with the M. E. Church at Poplar Springs, later moving her membership to Shady Grove M. E. Church, South, living a faithful christian life.
On Dec. 24, 1891, she was married to John W. Ballard. To this union one child was born, Vera, now Mrs. Andy Russell, of Luray. She also reared one orphan girl, Lizzie Bar, now Mrs. Sim Usery, of Huron. All of whom survive to mourn her departure. She was a faithful, loving wife, a devoted mother and a kind and helpful neighbor, never speaking evil of anyone, always attending the sick. She was afflicted for more than two years, hearing her suffering patiently and bravely.
She is also survived by three brothers, Y. A. Jackson of Knoxville, W. C. Jackson and J. A. Jackson of Juno; one sister, Mrs. Nelia Patton of Cedar Grove; four grand children, namely; Rebecca Russell, Edith Moody, J. W. Usery and Rudolph Usery; a host of other relatives and friends who loved her dearly. She will be sadly missed not only in the home but in the community in which she lived. Funeral services were conducted at Shady Grove church Monday by Rev. Chas. S. Parker of Waynesboro, assisted by Rev. R. F. Blankenship of Lexington. Interment was in the Independence Cemetery.
Clipping, Henderson County Library

NELLIE BALLARD , age 89, of Lexington died 25 Jan. 2013. She was preceded by her husband C.D., sons Gary and Danny, 2 brothers Hobart and Elmer Lee Woods and a half sister Ethel Woods. Services were at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Mazies Chapel Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 30 Jan 2013

SEBA EDWARD BALLARD , son of the late W.B. and Mrs. Annie Ballard, was born in the old 7th district of Henderson County, Feb. 10, 1884 and at the hour of 2:15 Sunday morning, April 30, 1922, met a tragic death at his post of duty as engineer on a switch engine of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, in the city of Memphis. October 17, 1904 Mr. Ballard was most happily married to Ollie Sue, daughter of the late James Britt. To this union four children were born and survive, Moran, Mary Sue, James and Annie Lauri, ranging in age from 5 to 16 years. The outpouring of the people of Lexington and adjacent country that met the remains at the station on Sunday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, gave unmistakable evidence of the esteem in which Seba Ballard was held among the people who had known him. The funeral was held at the home on Maple Street on Monday morning, Elders Brodie Hardeman, Henderson and J.O. Brown and Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating. Interment was in Lexington Cemetery with the following friends of the deceased as pallbearers: Joe Rockholt, Carl Edwards, Bud Threadgill, Willis Jones, George Teer, Jack Fielder, John Wadley and Bob Peoples.
Lexington Progress May 5, 1922

ZADIE (HALL) BALLARD - Services for Mrs. Zadie Hall Ballard were Sunday at Sand Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Wendell Todd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Ballard, who was 84, died Friday morning at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Zadie Fay McDaniel of Camden; two sons, C. D. Ballard and Claude Ballard, both of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 4, 1981

DANIEL BARRY - My father the late Dr. Daniel Barry, died in Lexington in October 1890. He was born in Bolivar, Tennessee, November 10, 1832, hence he would have been 112 years old had he lived until last Friday. The inscriptions on his tombstone in Lexington Cemetery carries the mispelled word, "Boliver" which should have been "Bolivar" and I have forgotten the marble company that did the work. Father married Miss Eliza Jane Moore in Memphis in 1851, and it is a little out of the ordinary that my father and his father, Judge Valentine D. Barry, should have married half sisters. Grandfather's second wife was Miss Lucenda Dante.

LINNIE (TAYLOR) BARRY - Services for Mrs. Linnie Taylor Barry will be today (Wednesday) at Reed's Chapel with the Revs. Harold Carver and John Hedges officiating. Burial will be in Parkers Cross Roads Cemetery. Mrs. Barry, who was 78, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon after a short illness. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Scott Barry of Yuma and a sister, Mrs. Mamie Palmer of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, July 16, 1986

MARY ANN (DENNISON) BARRY , third daughter and fourth child of the late Curry P. and Mrs. Nancy J. (Bray) Dennison, was born near the village of Lone Elm, Henderson County, on January 25, 1868. Here she lived with her parents until the age of 10 years. In 1878 her father moved to Decaturville and there engaged in the hotel business until he was forced to abandon it when Mrs. Dennison suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she never recovered. Mrs. Dennison died in the home of her daughter in October 1913. On January 12, 1883 she was married William V. Barry, and their first child, Charles, was born December 10, 1883. In March 1884 she, her husband and one child moved to Lexington, where Mr. Barry established "The Lexington Progress". All of the eight other children were born in Lexington in the home where she died. As she had affiliated with no church at the time of her marriage, after that event, of her own volition, she took instruction and joined the Catholic Church in which faith she lived and died. She had been disabled from arthritis, and her last days were spent in a wheel chair. On December 23, 1944 she was first stricken with a partial stroke from which she recovered to some extent. Her death, after long disability, occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Monday, August 6, 1945 and it is a coincidence that her husband's mother died on that same day of the month in 1876, at Flatwoods, TN. She is survived by her husband and seven children; Charles L. of Memphis; Henry D. of Lexington, Curry of Nashville, Valentine of Detroit MI, Mathew of Washington, Edward of Hot Springs AR, Catherine of Lexington and a beloved sister-in-law Mrs. G.T. Ray of Humboldt, all of whom, except Matthew were with her when death came. Two children, Julian, 2 and Grace 4, preceded her to the grave. She is also survived by four sisters; Mrs. Donie Rogers of Decaturville, Mrs. Kittie MacMillan of Paris, and Mrs. Rosetta Page and Mrs. Bertha Helton of Santa Monica CA. The death of this mother is the first to occur in this immediate family since that of her daughter, Grace about 50 years ago. She was always at home when the boys came back and will be sadly missed by each of them. Funeral services were held in the home on North Main Street, on Tuesday August 7, 1945 at 10:30 a.m. conducted by her pastor, Rev. Joseph Cunningham of St. Mary's Church, Jackson. Pallbearers included boys who had formerly lived in the home, with additional friends, as follows: A.H. Joyner, W.M. Goff, Tot McHaney, John A. McCall, E.W. Essary, L.W. Scott, Jack Hennessee and Fred Odle. Interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress August 17, 1945

WILLIAM VALENTINE BARRY , oldest citizen of Lexington and perhaps its most widely known one, died at the family home on North Main St., Thursday night September 2, 1948 at 8 p.m. after an illness of two and a half years. He was 90. Born in Purdy, McNairy County, March 27, 1858, Mr. Barry was the son of Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Eliza Jane (Moore) Barry. He received his education at Purdy and taught school for some time. In 1880 he became assistant to his brother, Charles D. Barry, who established the first newspaper in Decatur County, the Decatur County Beacon. In 1881, assuming complete control of the paper, he published it until 1884 when he moved to Lexington. Here he established The Lexington Progress, serving as its editor for 62 years. The paper remained in the Barry family until two years ago when it was sold to W.T. Franklin Jr., upon the death of Henry Barry, who was serving as editor. Mr. Barry was often called "The Grand Old Man of the Progress," and as long as his health and failing eyesight would permit, he wrote a weekly column called "My Column" in which he recalled many interesting experiences. Here he reminisced over the days he had spent with such acquaintances as Hon. T.W. Sims, Arch McDougal and others. Gifted with a remarkable memory, he enjoyed relating incidents of his early days in Lexington to the many callers at the hospitable Barry home. He was appointed Clerk and Master by Chancellor Bullock and served 31 years retiring about 7 years ago.

He was a devout Catholic and a staunch Democrat. Firm in his convictions, he was ever ready to work for fairness and justice toward all. A personal friend of E.W. Carmack, Mr. Barry laid aside his work in Lexington and went to Nashville to aid Carmack and his supporters in their fight for statewide prohibition. Success crowned their efforts and Mr. Barry returned to his home here. He was very generous in helping others, and it has been said that no worthy person was ever denied a request. He was especially interested in the Red Cross and flood sufferers. A great lover of children, flowers and music, he anted his flowers given to him in life rather than heap them on his grave. In spit of that often expressed desire, the floral tribute at the grave was beautiful. He was married to Mary Ann Dennison of Decaturville in 1883 and their home was a happy one, celebrating their Golden Anniversary in 1933, this ideal relationship was ended in August 1945 when Mrs. Barry died. Of the eight children born to them, two preceded their father in death, Henry who died in 1946 and Julian who died in infancy.  He leaves five sons, Charlie of Memphis, Curry of Nashville, Valentine of Detroit, Edward of Arkadelphia AR and Matthew; one daughter Miss Catherine Barry of Lexington, two sisters, Mrs. Dora Ray of Lexington, and Mrs. C.C. Brown of Evening Shade AR. With him at his bedside when the end came calmly and peacefully were his daughter, Catherine and his sister, Mrs. Ray who had done everything that infinite love and devotion had been able to do in the two and half years of his illness. All his sons were present also with the exception of one who was unavoidably absent. Services were held from the Chapel of Wright-Timberlake Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Father Wylie of St. Mary Church of Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 10 Sep. 1948
Biography

FRANCIS M. BASS - Daughter of T. S. and Permelia Stewart Bass, Jan 8, 1883 , and died 7 months later, August 22, 1883 . Buried in Palestine Cemetery .
Contributed by Ginny Melton

JESSE M. BASS - Services for Jesse M. Bass were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Grimsley officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bass, who was 72, died Saturday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired security guard for Chrysler Jeep Inc. He was a WWII veteran and a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Phyllis Bowman Bass; two daughters, Mrs. Vickie Schumaker and Linda Bass, both of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Wagner of Toledo, Ohio and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 1993

JOHN THOMAS BASS was born May 9, 1886 and died at his home near Lexington, Thursday May 22, 1952 at 11:20 p.m. after a long illness. He was 66 years, 13 days of age. A son of Thomas Seberon and Parmela Stewart Bass, he was born in Henderson County and lived all his life in the county. He was married to Laura Mae Howlett. To this union two children were born, Thomas Howlett Bass and Mrs. Ray (Mary Lou) Tyler of Lexington. He also leaves his mother Mrs. T.S. Bass, three sisters, Mrs. Ida Blankenship, Mrs. Alsie Hart all of Lexington and Mrs. Georgie Small of Florence AL. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was loved by all that knew him. Services were conducted at the Pafford Funeral Home Friday with Rev. Clarence Azbill, Rev. Edward Deusener and G. Tillman Stewart speaking the last rites. His body was laid to rest amid many beautiful floral tributes in the Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elmer Stewart, W.H. Stewart, John Hart, Edward Griffith, Clarence Stoots and Mr. Bern
Lexinigton Progress

LAURA MAY (HOWLETT) BASS - Services for Mrs. Laura May Howlett Bass are today, Wednesday, December 6, 1:30 p.m. at Reed's Chapel. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Bass, who was 93, died Tuesday, December 5, at Lexington Methodist Hospital of pneumonia. She was a homemaker and the widow of John T. Bass. She leaves a daughter, Mary Lou Bass of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 6, 2000

PERMELIA (STEWART) BASS - Services for Mrs. Permelia Stewart Bass, 94, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 from Palestine Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Bass died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Blankenship, on East Main. She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bass was the daughter of the late James R. and Molly Odle Stewart and was born on the day Lincoln was elected president. In addition to Mrs. Blankenship she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Georgia Small of Florence, AL, and Mrs. Walter Hart of near Lexington; and a brother, M.H. Stewart, Sr., near Lexington.
Contributed by Ginny Melton - Lexington Progress, Friday, Feb. 25, 1955

PHYLLIS BASS - Graveside services for Phyllis Bass, age 81, were Sunday November 8, 2009 at Chapel Hill Cem. Burial followed. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bass, a homemaker, died Friday in Lexington. She was preceded by her husband Jesse M. Bass. Survivors include her two daughters, Linda Bass and Vickie Thomason of Lexington; sister, Ruth H ill of Jackson and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11 Nov. 2009

PRUDY BASS - Born July 23, 1880 she died just 3 short months later on Nov 14, 1881 . She is the daughter of T. S. and Permelia Stewart Bass.
Contributed by Ginny Melton --

RHODA BASS - Daughter of T. S. & Permelia Stewart Bass, Rhoda born Sep 9, 1881 she died just 7 days later, Sep. 16, 1881 .
Contributed by Ginny Melton

THOMAS SEBREN BASS aged 65 years, a farmer and a good man, died last Friday at his home just east of Lexington, and is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Walter Hart, Mrs. Ora Blankenship, Mrs. Wade Small and John Bass. The remains were interred Saturday at Palestine, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
Contributed by Ginny Melton (Lexington Progress, Oct. 18,1918)
** Born in North Carolina on July 3, 1853 , he married Permelia H. Stewart born Nov. 5, 1860 in Tennessee . The had 3 children Prudy (1881), Rhoda (1881), and Francis M (1883), who didn’t survive their first year of life. John T was born 1887, he married a Laura M. and had a daughter Mary L. and Georgia F. was born abt. 1893.

CHARLES EDWARD BICKFORD age 70, of Lexington, TN, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Bickford; 2 sons, John Wilson and wife Dana, and Bryan Wilson of Lexington; a daughter, Tammie Stout and husband Brian of Scotts Hill; 2 brothers, Dewey Bickford and Brian Bickford; 9 sisters, Rosie McConkey, Mary Jo Parker, Lucille Gimine, Jane Ragland, Barabara Brown, Janet Rae Sparkman, Brenda Kay Liebman, Margaret Banks and Patricia Chambers; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Bickford and a sister, Lola McCollum. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial to follow in the Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 10 Oct 2012

JAMES R. BINGHAM - the son of John Gid and Bessie Woody Bingham. He was a retired farmer and a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one grandson, B. J. Pratt. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Norma Bingham of Reagan; two sons, Jimmy Bingham of Jackson and Dennis (Ellen) Bingham of Reagan; two daughters, Amy (Nick) Hart of Lexington and Angie (Timmy) Pratt of Reagan; one brother, Bob Bingham of Reagan; three sisters, Helen Creasy of Sardis, Flossie Houston of Decaturville and Marie Fields of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Jon (Allison) Bingham, Corey Bingham (fiancee'-Whitney Davis), Ben (Scottie) Bingham, Julie Bingham, Billy Pratt and Brooke (Jason) Sullivan and seven great-grandchildren, Erin, Eli, James, Phillip, Jaxon, Bracyn, Finley and Jackson.

JEWEL FRANCES (ROSS) BINGHAM - Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Frances Bingham are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, March 19, 2004 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bingham died late Wednesday in Lexington. She was born July 26, 1921 in Henderson County, TN. She was a retired employee of I-Appel and a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Justin Warren Bingham. Survivors include her son, Mr. Clyde Bingham, her daughter, Mrs. Annette Couch, and a sister, Mrs. Gertie Grissom, all of Lexington; five grandchildren, Pam Hanson, Larry Couch, Chris Couch, Kelly Buckner and Ross Bingham, and eight great-grandchildren.

JUSTIN WARREN BINGHAM Lexington, TN - Justin Warren Bingham, 53, died Thursday at UT Bowld Hospital in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Center Hill Cemetery. He leaves a daughter, Kelly Buckner, and a son, Ross Bingham, both of Bells; his mother, Jewel Ross Bingham; a sister, Annette Couch, and a brother, Clyde Bingham Jr, all of Lexington, and two grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal 16 Aug 2003

MINNIE PEARL (BALLARD) BINGHAM - Services for Mrs. Minnie Pearl Bingham were Saturday, Oct. 1, at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Bingham, who was 54, died Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of George W. Bingham. She leaves two daughters, Dianne Moody Bell and Clara Christopher, both of Lexington; three sons, Carlton Eugene Moody of Glen, MS, George Wayne Bingham and Gary Wayne Bingham, both of Henderson; three brothers, Lawrence Ballard of Sardis, Joe Ballard and Johnny Ballard, both of Lexington; three sisters, Jimmie Smith of Glen, MS, Martha Overman of Cooter, MO and Suzie Mooney of Steele, MO, and five grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 5, 1994

NORMA FAY (RUSSELL) BINGHAM - Services for Norma Bingham were March 16, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Tommy Crocker, Bro. Keith Kirk and Nick Hart officiating. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Mrs. Bingham passed away early Wednesday in Parsons. She was born Dec. 9, 1938 in Henderson Co to the late Lance Elton and Lois E. Adcox Russell. She was a retired employee of Johnson Controls and a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Decaturville. Mrs. Bingham wa s preceded by her husband James Bingham and one grandchild, B.J. Pratt. Survivors include her two daughters, Amy Hart and Angie Pratt of Reagan, two sons Dennis Bingham of Lexington and Jim of Jackson and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Mar 21, 2012

JOSEPH DALTON BIRCHETT age 78, passed away July 2, 2013 in Jackson. He is survived by 3 sons, Wendell Keith, Barry and Brent; 3 daughters, Donna and Patti Birchett and Angela Landrum; 1 brother Alton of Wildersville and 2 sisters, Marjorie Adams and Mary Douglas along with 27 grandchildren. Services were July 4 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 10 Jul 2013

ARCADIA SAYLE BIRD was born in Henderson county, Tenn., Sept. 25, 1862 and died at his home four miles North of Lexington at 3 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 1917, after being marked as a victim of tuberculosis for four years. When quite young, "Cade" Bird professed religion and joined the Southern Methodist Church. May 5, 1897 he was happily married to Miss Augusta Hardin and to that union was born one child, Arcadia Sayle, junior who with his mother survives. He is also survived by two brothers, James P. of Luray, and Thomas D. of Memphis; also three sisters, Mrs. Addie Stanford and Mrs. Mellie Harman of this county, and Mrs. Ison Teague of Gainsville TX. In 1915 Mr. Bird and family moved to Southern Texas, in the hope of recovering his health, but the quest was in vain and the family came back in the early part of 1917. The funeral occurred on Tuesday morning of this week, Rev. H. Peeples officiating and all that was mortal of Cade Bird was laid to rest in Beech River cemetery two miles North of Lexington.
Contributed by Ruth Hardin

CADE THOMAS BIRD , age 70, died Wednesday November 11, 2009 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Allie Walker Bird, a daughter, Mary (Wes) Walker of Lexington; two sons, Brian (Sarah) Bird of Atlanta and Robert (Deborah) Bird of Lexington; a sister Ruth Hardin of Lexington and two grandchildren Jennifer Crownover and Matthew Bird. He was preceded in death by his parents Cade Stanford Bird and Leta Gray Bird and a brother James Gray Bird. Services were Friday November 13, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 18 Nov. 2009

CLYDE BIRD was born Feb. 14, 1902 and died April 5, 1936. He was married in 1925 to Effie Moore and to this union five children were born, four girls and one boy. His funeral was preched at New Hope Church by Dr. A.F. Haynes with interment at the nearby cemetery. Mr. Bird was quiet and inoffensive, a good father, husband and neighbor.
Lexington Progress 3 April 1936

GEORGE YOUNG BIRD son of the late Bill Bird who lived in or near Lexington, was born July 6, 1885 and departed this life, December 25, 1927 at 12 o'clock. July 23, 1905 he was married to Josie Wallace and of the children born to the union, two died in infancy and the following survive; Mrs. Guy Ward (Hallie), Louise and Mable. He leaves four brothers - William of Ft. Worth TX, Arthur of Deport TX; Sam and Jess of Bruceton TN. He never united with any church, but gave evidence that he was prepared to meet God. The remains were laid to rest Monday, the 26th at Beech River cemetery, Rev. W.D. Jenkins officiating.
Contributed by Ruth Hardin

MARGARET OLIVIA BIRD , infant daughter and the third child of George and Mrs. Josie Bird, died May 10, as a result of five weeks illness with measles and two attacks of pneumonia. The funeral occurred at 1 p.m. Friday at Beech River, the service conducted by Rev. F.H. Peeples. Mr. and Mrs. Bird have the sympathy of many friends.
Contributed by Ruth Hardin

WILLIAM WARREN BIRD , aged 4 months and 16 days, infant son of George Y. and Mrs. Josie Bird was born Nov. 23, 1925 and died April 9, 1926. He was an attractive child and the parents have the sympathy of hosts of friends in their bereavement. Services were conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ward Jenkins at Beech River Cemetery. Survived by three sisters, Mrs. Guy Ward (Hallie), Mable and Louise and had one sister to precede him at the age of eight months.
Contributed by Ruth Hardin

TOM D. BIRD , who would have been 72 years old had he lived to next June 15, a carpenter by trade and former resident of Lexington, met a tragic death in Memphis Tuesday by falling 50 feet from the roof of a building at 1849 Vinton Ave. His father was a resident of this county and as a Confederate soldier was killed at the Battle of Bhiloh in 1862. The deceased lived many years in Texas and was a railroad engineer. He then returned to this county and married Josie, daughter of the late R.S. Owens, who bore his several children. He is survived by one brother, J.P. Bird of Lexington, three half sisters, Mrs. Mellie Harmon and Mrs. Addie Stanford and Mrs. Lou Teague. Tom Bird was a very bright and very likeable man. He was a friend and we regret his tragic death.
The Lexington Progress

EVELYN BOBBITT died April 6, 2013 in her home in Lexington. She was born in Gibson TN March 21, 1923, the daughter of the late James Arthur Bobbitt and Una Austin Bobbitt. She moved with her family to Lexington in 1925 when her father became principal of Lexington City School. She attended Lexington city schools and after graduating from Lexington High School in 1940 she attended West TN Business College in Jackson TN. She began heer career as a medical secretary in Memphis, first at Kennedy General Hospital during WW II.. Except for a 2 year stint in Washington DC in an office of the Air Force Surgeon General, she spent her entire career in Memphis, retiring in 1978 from the VA Hospital there. She then returned to Lexington and lived in the family home. She was a member of the church of Christ from an early age, attending the Union Avenue congregation in Memphis and the Broad St. congregation in Lexington. She enthusiastically support the work of the church at both locations. She had a lifelong love of music. She could play the piano by ear from the age of 4, playing for her family and friends until the end of heer life. She studied piano in school, and played classical music in recitals there. Ber other interests included travel and sports. She followed UT football and basketball, often attending games. Watching and playing tennis was a special interest for her. She traveled in this country and Canada with the Pope-Wadley tours and also visited Europe. She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Bobbitt French, and brothers Austin and James A. She is survived by her sister Julia Bobbitt Bloomingburg. She is also survived by 8 nieces and nephews.
Lexington Progress April 10, 2013

JAMES ARTHUR BOBBITT , for eight years served as principal and superintendent of Lexington City School. Mr. Bobbitt was born near Bargerton, January 15, 1889, and was the elder son of W.A. Bobbitt and wife, and with his parents came to Lexington in about 1900. He received his education in the public schools of Henderson County, at West Tennessee Teachers' College, and at Union University. He was principal at Scotts Hill, Moscow and Gibson, before taking up his duties at Lexington City School. On the 31st day of May, 1914, he married Miss Una Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Austin, of Scotts Hill, and to their union, five children were born: Ruth, Austin, Evelyn, James A., Jr., and Julia Martha. Brother, to W.L. Bobbitt past principal of the Lexington High School. A loyal member of the Church of Christ, died August 4th, 1933, from a brain tumor at the age of 44.
Contributed by Calvin Kyle Bobbitt - at Find-A-Grave








JAMES ARTHUR BOBBITT died Wednesday July 15, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis following surgery. He was born in Gibson TN March 2, 1925, the son of the late James Arthur and Una Austin Bobbitt, both long-time educators. They moved to Lexington shortly after his birth. He attended Lexington City School and Lexington High School, where he was vallledictorian of his clas sof 1942. Following graduation he worked at the Lexington Post oFfice and at Central State Bank prior to entering Harding College in Searcy AR and graduating summa cum laude in the class of 1949. Following his graduation from Harding, he began a banking career in Memphis at Union Planters Bank and later at State Savings where he was a Vice President. After State Savings merged with National Bank of Commerce, he became Manager of NBC's CIvic Center Branch until his retirement in 1984. On July 2, 1949 he was married to Gladys Blevins of Parkin AR who survives along with their three daughters Meredith Legg, Martha Kee and Marie Marlin and 8 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn Bobbitt and Julia Bloomingsburg both of Lexington. He was predeceased by his sister RUth Bobbitt French of Byhalia MS and his brother Austin Bobbitt of Lexington. He was a member of Forest Hills Church of Christ where he served as elder and treasurer there and at its predecessor Knight Arnold Church of Christ for 40 years. He enthusiastically supported the work of the Memphis School of Preaching and worked to secure the N.B. Hardeman Library on its campus. Burial was at Crittenden Memorial Cemetery in Marion AR.
Lexington Progress July 22, 2009

MARTHA LORETTA (TILSON) BOBBITT , was born December 2, 1862, in East Tennessee and died in her home here April 23rd of a heart attack. Mrs. Bobbitt had been in ill health for several years. With her parents she moved to West Tennessee when a child and on May 8, 1881, she was married to W. A. Bobbitt of the Bargerton community, and to this union were born three children, Maude, Arthur and Luther, all of whom preceded her to the grave except Luther, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Bobbitt joined the M. E. Church, South, many years ago, and when her family moved to Lexington, she cast her membership with the local church and there remained a very devoted member. Her life was one of devotion to her family, church and friends, and when physically able was always ready to answer to the call of the needy. Her love for flowers was expressed in the number that she had around her home, and at the time of her funeral, many designs of beauty were sent by the family and friends. Funeral services were held in the home Sunday afternoon by Rev. E. W. Crump of the M. E. Church, South, assisted by Rev. Simpson Daniel, of the First Baptist Church. Interment was made in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, April 29, 1938)

MAUDE M. BOBBITT , aged 32 years, only daughter of our townsman and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Bobbitt, died at her home in South Lexington last Monday morning at 3:25 o'clock, after an illness of but two days with influenza. Those passing daily the front of Mr. Bobbitt's store had hardly missed Miss Maud there until they heard the sad news of her death. She was a girl who was quiet and gentle in manner and deportment and never did anything to gain any but the good will of all who knew her. She professed religion under the preaching of Rev. Burke Culpepper and joined the M. E. Church, South. She will be sorely missed by the parents and two brothers who survive her and by her many friends. The remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. P. D. T. Roberts officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, November 29, 1918)

WILLIAM ARTHUR BOBBITT , son of the late James A. and Mrs. Matilda Bobbitt, was born in Henderson County, February 15th, 1852, and passed away at his home in Lexington, at about 6:30 a.m., September 30th, 1935, after a comparatively short illness, but he had never fully recovered his former health since suffering an attack of flu. In 1878 he was married to Miss Martha Loretta Tilson and of the three children born to the union, Maude and Arthur have died and Luther and mother survive. He was a member of the Southern Methodist Church and politically he was a believer in regular democracy. For many years he farmed and operated a gin and general store at Bargerton and in 1898 had the misfortune to lose an arm in an accident. In 1909 he moved to Lexington and here he operated a merchandising business ever since, with the exception of one year. The funeral service was held at 10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Huntington Street home, Rev. A. F. Haynes, assisted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, officiating. Mr. Bobbitt's business was never large but he loved it and we can say for him that he was always ready to sell at a reasonable price and showed his appreciation of patronage, but in nothing else can higher tribute be paid to him that the part he played in the education of his two splendid sons--one of whom, Arthur, died while principal of the Lexington City School, and the surviving son, Luther, the principal of the Lexington High School--and Henderson County has had no teachers of higher standing. There was generally expressed surprise at the great age of Mr. Bobbitt, in his 84th year, as he was a man of great vigor and his age would have passed for three score and ten. In our daily walk by the door of Mr. Bobbitt's place of business, we will miss him, as many others will.
(The Lexington Progress, October 4, 1935)

DELAH CATHERINE (MEECE) BROWN - Graveside services for Mrs. Delia Brown age 71, were Friday Jan. 22, 2010 at Lexington Cemetery. Burial followed. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brown died early Thursday at her home in Cedar Grove. She was born September 16, 1938 in Whitesburg KY to the late Oscar and Laura Isabell Sturgill Meece. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband Mr. Herbert Lee Brown of Cedar Grove; two sons, Ernest Brown and Herbert Jr.; two daughters, Nancy Sue Gordon and Kathy Ann Brown all of Lexington; a sister, Lillie Hammonds of Indianapolis ; five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progreee 27 Jan 2010

DOSSIE TRUMAN BROWN - Services for Dossie Truman Brown were Sunday at Sardis Baptist Church with Rev. E. J. Baker and Dr. E. E. Duesner officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Brown, who was 82, died Friday morning at his home in Lexington after a long illness. He was a retired real estate broker and farmer. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Fronie Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Blankenship of Lexington; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 1, 1975

GEORGIA BROWN - Services for Mrs. Georgia Lee Brown, age 85, are scheduled for June 13, 2012 at Ridley Chapel Holiness Church in Reagan with Bro. Eugene Davis, Bro. Keith Garner and Bro. Jimmy Mustain officiating. Interment will follow in Ridley Chapel Cemetery. Pafford in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brown passed away early Monday in Jackson. She was preceded by three husbands, Carlos Utah Burkhead, Roy Chester Brown and Clyde Duck; two brothers Kenneth and Joe Robert ANderson, and two sisters, Mary Alice Sifford and Jimmie Sue Pusser. Survivors include her seven sons, Carlos Burkhead Jr., Larry, James, Donnie, Chester, Lester and Clyde Brown, two daughters, Peggy Dickson and Alice Trass and two brothers, Ray Anderson and Thomas Anderson and 24 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 13 June 2012

HERBERT LEE BROWN - Services for Herbert Brown, age 80, were Oct. 26, 2012 at the chapel of Pafford Funeeral Home with Bro. Gordon Neissler officiating. Interment followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Brown passed away early Wednesady at his home in Cedar Grove. Survivors include his two sons, Ernest Brown and Herbert Brown JR., two daughters Nancy Sue Brown and Kathy Ann King and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 31 Oct 2012

NADINE BROWN - By an inexcusable oversight the Whig Thursday morning neglected to chronicle the death of Little Miss Nadine Brown, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Brown of 371 West Poplar Street. The little girl had been in ill health for some time and though an intense sufferer, her disposition was sweet and she was a loveable child. The remains were interred near Huron. --
Jackson Whig, 12th (Lexington Progress May 19, 1905 - Crossing the Dark River by Brenda Fidler )

O.R. BROWN , Services for Dr. O.R. Brown, 62, retired Lexington jeweler and optometrist were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Pafford Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. O. C. Wrather. Dr. Brown, who had been in declining health for the past two years died at Community Hospital Corinth MS shortly before midnight Sunday. He had been a patient there for the past month. Dr. Brown was born in Adamsville and came to Lexington in 1924. He attended optometry schools at St. Louis and Illinois. He retired in 1946 because of failing health. Dr. Brown was a member of the Methodist Church and was a Mason. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ione McRae Brown, three brothers, W.C. Booneville, MS, Ila, Finger TN, and C.W. of Fayetteville AR; two sisters Mrs. Alma McKenzie of Newbern and Mrs. G.C. Gilechrist of Adamsville. Pallbearers were J.M. Hunter, John M. Douglas, Ben Douglas, Warren Ramer, Wyatt Threadgill, Lloyd Montgomery, E.A. Timberlake and R.C. Chambers. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress April 20, 1951)

RAY BROWN - Services for Ray Brown, WW II Navy veteran, age 87, were April 22, 2013 at Parsons Mortuary with Zachary Brown and Bobby Joe Brown officiating. He died April 20, 2013 at his home in Lexington. Interment followed in Puxico City Cemetery in Missouri. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Brasher Brown; one daughter Tammy Overman; one brother Christopher Brown and 3 grandchildren. He is preceded by one son, Jerry Ted Brown.
Lexington Progress 24 Apr 2013

RUTH M. (PETERSON) BROWN - Services for Mrs. Ruth Peterson Brown, 68, a Lexington native, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, a retired factory worker, died Sunday night at Pennsylvania Hospital in Upper Derby, Pa., after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Walter L. Brown; two brothers, Charles Peterson of Lexington and Jack Peterson of Memphis; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Arthur Williams of Huntsville, Ala.
The Lexington Progress, August 10, 1983

EXCEL SEGO BROWN
- Services were Tuesday Oct. 12, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial folowed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Brown, age 90, died Monday Oct. 11, 2010 at her home. She is survived by two children, Jim (Janet) Brown and Joan (Butchie) Taylor, a sister, Corine Hearn, four grandchildren, three great=great=grandchilden. She was preceded by her husband Lois Brown , a sister Estelle McBeake and a brother Elvin Sego.
Lexington Progress 13 Oct 2010

VARDAMAN MONROE BROWN - Services for Vardaman Monroe Brown, 67, were Thursday from Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Bro. J.H. Kennedy. Mr. Brown who lived near Reagan, died early Wednesday morning at Conger Clinic where he had been brought the preceding day. Death was due to pneumonia and a heart attack. He was a Baptist in belief. He is survived by a son, Other Brown, Dell AR; three daughters, Mrs. Luther Perkins of AR; Mrs. Guy Hart, Reagain and Mrs. L.M. Willis, Saltillo; three brothers G. F. Brown and E.K. Brown, Sardis and B.T. Brown, Lexington; a sister Mrs. Hattie Chalk, Sardis. Burial was in Pleasant Hill (s/b Pleasant View) with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 6/6/1951

MARGARET (BUCKLEY) BROWNING - age 63 of Cedar Grove TN passed away Tuesday April 10, 2012 at Jackson Madison County Hsp. in Jackson TN. Visitation was April 13, 2012 at Seats Chapel Holiness Church, Cedar Grove TN with burial in Seats Chapel Cemetery, pastor J.D. Williams, Eulogist. Trinity funeral home is in charge of arrangements. She was born in Cedar Grove TN. She was a member of Seats Chapel Holiness Church, and educated in the Henderson County School System. She was preceded by her parents, Andie and Gracie Buckley. She was married to Johnny Browning, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Fredrick (Chantay) Browning, Memphis TN and Dredrick Browning Chicago IL; grandchildren, Braxton, Brannon and Kaylon Browning all of Memphis; siblings Ilean (Sammie) Weathers, Huntingdon, Evelyn (Joseph) Parker, Cedar Grove, Marcella (Arness) Henry, Lexington TN, Wayne Buckley, Cedar Grove & James (Karen) Buckley, Memphis TN.
Lexington Progress 18 April 2012

ADRIAN ODELL BUCK - Services for Adrian Buck were Thursday, July 13, 1995 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Shady Rest Cemetery. Mr. Buck, 81, died Tuesday July 11, 1995 at his home in Nashville. He was a retired attorney. He leaves his wife, Francis of Nashville.
Lexington Progress 19 July 1995

ALENE BUCK - Funeral services for Mrs. Buck, 76, are Wednesday November 18, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Buck died early Monday at her home in Lexington. She was born March 30, 1933 in Henderson County. She was a retired assembly worker at Johnson Controls. She was preceded by her parents, Everett Hood and Ivy Lee Welch Phillips; three brothrs, James, Murry Lee and John Phillips and three sisters, Beaulah Brasher, Louise O'Brien and Beauton Dennison. Survivors include heer husband of 45 years, Barney Buck of Lexington; her son, Danny Cary of McKenzie, her daughter, Darlene (Jimmy) Wood of Lexington; her stepdaughter Shirley (Larry) Smith of Sardis, her brother, Loyce Phillips of Lexington; two sisters Myrtle Weaver of Lexington and Lula Pratt of Middlefork and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 November 2009

AREANER (COX) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Areaner Cox Buck were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, who was 84, died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. She leaves a son, Earl Elton Buck of Jackson; a brother, Odell Cox of Lexington; Three sisters. Mrs. Fannie Petty, Mrs. Lillie B. Rush, both of Memphis and Mrs. Exie Jones of Lexington; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Melton
**The 1900 Census lists her having four sisters Bertha F., Ollie M, Fanny A, and Vista L and three brothers James P, Fernie L and Murray O. Also in 1900 her grandmother Adaline was living with them. Her grandfather was David Cox.

BARNEY BUCK - Funeral services for Mr. Barney Buck, age 83, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 8, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Buck passed away early Friday at his home in Lexington. He was born June 20, 1927 in Henderson County to the late Bob Buck and Mae Hart Mathis. He was a retired Fireman for the City of Lexington, a member of First United Pentecostal Church, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by two wives, Marie Jowers and Alene Phillips Buck, two brothers, Jim Hart and Carmen Tomlin, and one sister, Betty Middleton. Survivors include his daughter, Shirley (Larry) Smith of Sardis, two step children, Danny Cary of McKenzie and Darlene (Jimmy) Wood of Lexington, a sister, Beatrice Middleton of Reagan, five grandchildren, Felecia Davis, Regina (Jim) Hehe, Bethany (Allen) Hays, Jared (Beth) Smith, and Jason Smith, three step grandchildren, Shawn Wood, April Cary, and Adam Cary, eleven great grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

BERNARD HALL BUCK - Services for Mr. B.H. "Hall" Buck were Tuesday June 11, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Buck, aged 78, passed away Sunday June 9, 2002 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was an insurance agent. He leaves his widow, Jula of Lexington and one son Jeff of Memphis TN. Pafford was in charge of the services.

BERNARD MICHAEL BUCK - Services for Bernard M., month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Barnard Buck of Stringtown, were conducted from Mt. Gilead Saturday by the Rev. Mark Fletcher. Ill since birth, the infant, died Friday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. In addition to the parents, a sister survives.
Lexington Progress Dec 14, 1951

BEULAH (WATSON) BUCK - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Mae Watson Buck, age 82, are scheduled for 11:00AM, Friday, November 25, 2005 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Elder Randy Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Buck died late Tuesday in Huntingdon. She was born October 8, 1923 in the Shady Hill Community to the late Harrison and Dora Moody Watson. She was a retired employee of Salant & Salant and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Thomas Wylie Buck. Survivors include her two sons, Mike Buck of Lexington and Gene Buck of Memphis, her four daughters, Linda Buck, Camelia Bledsoe, and Betty Casselberry of Lexington, and Juanita Hudson of Jacks Creek, two sisters, Maudie Morton of Lexington and Gertrude Cannon of Toledo, OH, twelve grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.
(Pafford Funeral Home)

CATHERINE (TUCK) BUCK - Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Buck will be May 11, 2011 in the chapel fo Pafford Funerral Home with Brother George Reed officiating. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs Buck, age 96 died May 5, 2011 at her home. She was born in Henderson County to Charlie and Lena (Youngerman) Tuck, the last of four children. She was one of the original teachers at Pin Oak Elementary School and taught in the Henderson County School System for 39 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded by her husband Hurley Buck, a brother, James Tuck and two sisters Helen Williams and Inez Anderson. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. Frances Bobbitt (Bill) of Lexington; two grandchildren, William Bobbitt, Jr. (Ala) and RObert Bobbitt; and two great grandchildren Arthur Bobbitt and Olivia McVay.
Lexington Progress 11 May 20, 2011

DAVID MILTON/MIDDLESTON BUCK - Services for David Middleton Buck were yesterday afternoon at Palestine Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Arvin Rhodes and the Rev. Otis Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Buck who was 45, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at Hays Grocery in the Stringtown community. He was a Baptist. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Buck of near Lexington and one brother Earl Elton Buck of Malesus.
Contributed by Ginny Melton - At time of death he lived at Rt # 3 in Lexington, TN.

DEVA BUCK - Services for Deva Buck were Tuesday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist CHurch with the Revs. Lonnie Black and Felix Tuggles officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Parham Mortuary in charge. Deva, age 6, died Saturday afternoon at LaBonbeur Children's Medical Center in Memphis after a short illness. She was born in Henderson County. She leaves her parents, Benjamin and Ivadella Buck of Lexington; a brother, Franklin of Lexington; her grandparents, John B. and Vivian Johnson and John and Novella Buck, all of Lexington and great-grandmothers, Mae L. Johnson of Lexington and Mary Frances Shaw of Jackson.

EARL BUCK - Services for Earl Buck, age 91, were April 6, 2012 at Scotts Hill Church of Christ with Bro. J. Walker Whittle officiating. Interment followed in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Buck passed away April 4, 2012 at Parsons. Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Buck was born Feb. 18, 1921 in Henderson County to the late William Jourdan and Flossie Powers Buck. A lifeland resident of Scotts Hill, Mr. Buck was a WW II Army Veteran, serving in the European Theater as a radio operator in the 92nd Signal Battalion. In August of last year, Mr. Buck received the Order of the Highest Decoration in France, being invested as a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honeur for his service in the French Foreign Legion. Induction into the order is a distinction of great illustriousness and acknowledges the extraordinary courage and self sacrifice shown by Allied soldiers in a tangible way. He fought in France from July 10, 1944 until March of 1945. He was discharged in December of 1945 and returned to Tennessee. He then started Buck's Lumber Company, which he operated until 1989. Upon his retirement he established a scholarship at Freed Hardeman University as a way of giving back to the community. He was a member and served as a Deacon of Scotts Hill Church of Christ and American Legion Post 243. Mr. Buck was preceded by his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Vernell Adams Buck, a sister, Hazel Edgin and an infant sister. Survivors include his daughter, Doris Buck of Scotts Hill and two nephews, J.T. and Earl D. Edgin. The family requests of donation be sent to Scotts Hill Church of Christ,Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery, or the Earl and Vernell Endowed Scholarship at Freed Hardeman University.
Lexington Progress April 11, 2012

EARL DEWAIN BUCK - Services for Dewain Buck will be Thursday Dec. 5, 2002 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mr. Buck,76, died Tuesday December 3, 2002 at his home. He was retired fro Memphis Stone and Gravel. e leaves his wife Betty of Reagan, his son, Larry of Millington, his daughters, Marilyn Dotson of Reagan and Judy Pardon of Paris, one sister, Imogene Cherry of Memphis, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12/4/2002

EDNA MELISSA BUCK - Services for Edna Melissa Buck were Wednesday at Mt. Gilead Church with the Rev. Jessie Douglass officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Miss Buck, 78, died Monday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She had farming interests in Henderson County. She leaves two brothers, Lucher Buck of McMinnville and Floyd Buck of Lexington and four sisters, Mrs. Lundie Wright, Mrs. Fannie Gurley, Miss Addie Buck and Miss Maggie Buck, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, February 20, 1969

ELIZABETH (SPARKS) BUCK - Services for Elizabeth Buck, age 97, will be held May 15, 2014 at New Lewis Chapel AME Church with burial following in the Lexington Cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She is preceded by her husband, Willard. Survivors include 2 sons, Reuben G. Buck Jr. and Anthony Buck, 2 sisters, Allie Kelley and Leatha Shockley, 1 brother, Syvoid Sparks and 5 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 May 2014

ELLA E. (SMITH) BUCK - born 26 MAR 1865 Henderson County TN , died 15 NOV 1890 Henderson County, and was buried in Lexington City Cem. She was the daughter of John Smith b NC and Emeline E. (Fuller) Smith b Henderson County, who are buried in Lexington City Cem. Ella was the granddaughter of Jordan Fuller and Elizabeth Conyers Fuller of Henderson County , who came here around 1823 from Franklin Co. NC.

EVELYN (DEERE) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Evelyn Deere Buck will be Thursday October 18, 2001, 1 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in the Shady Hill community. Mrs. Buck, 87, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at her home. She was a retired school teacher. She leaves a daughter, Lauretta Buck of Lexington, a son, David Thomas Buck of Parkersburg WV; a sister Melba Sharp of Linden; a brother, Edward Deere of Maryville TN, two grandchildren and great grandchild.
Lexington Progress 17 October 2001

EULA MAE BUCK - Services for Mrs. Eula Mae White Buck were Tuesday at Scotts Hill United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Boyd was in charge. Mrs. Buck, 88, died Monday at Decatur County Hospital in Parsons. She was a Methodist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Helen Northcutt of Reagan; a son Gene Buck of Scotts Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel McPeake of Lexington and Mrs. Velma Mangurm of Jackson; three brothers, Witt White, Pilly White, both of Scotts Hill and Buren White of Beacon.
Lexington Progress 23 October 1991

FRANCIS (KNIGHT) BUCK - Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Knight Buck, age 92, are scheduled for Saturday July 12, 2008 at Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Shady Hill with friends and family officiating. (The procession will leave First Baptist Church of Lexington at 10:30). Pafford Funeeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Buck, the widow of Adrian Odell Buck, died in Nashville on Thursday July 26, 2008. She was retired from the State of Tennessee where she worked in the Comptrollers office. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Nashville. In her spare time she enjoyed teaching the English Language to foreign students and was active in the Republican Women of Tennessee. Survivors include her two nephews Don Bell of Baton Rouge LA and Caleb Bell of Thompson Station, two cousins, Suzanne Magee of Dallas TX and Roy Lynn Gurley of Lexington and a close friend, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Baker of Nashville.
Lexington Progress 9 Jul 2008

GEORGE HENRY BUCK - Departed this life on the 25th of March 1875 at the residence of his son, in the village of Shady Hill, Henderson County, George H. Buck, aged 85 years 8 months and 4 days. He was born in the state of PA in the year 1789. When a boy about 12 years of age, his father moved with him to Rowan County NC., where the deceased grew to manhood and married, and in the year 1826, moved to Tennessee and settle din Maury county where he resided one year and in 1827 removed to Henderson county where he continued to reside until his death.

GUSSIE (McCALL) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Gussie McCall Buck were Friday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. David Walker officiating. Burial was in Union Cem. Mrs. Buck who was 85, died early Thursday morning at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a Lexington native. She leaves a brother, Curry McCall of Greeneville.
Lexington Progress 6 May 1981

HATTIE (HAYES) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Hattie Hayes Buck were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Lunsford officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead cemetery. Mrs. Buck, 80, died Thursday at her home. She was the widow of John Henry Buck. She leaves two sons, Bernard of Lexington and Harold of Jackson, a sister Mrs. Exel Neisler of Lexington, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 19 Sep 1979

HAZEL BUCK - Services for Mrs. Hazel Yates Buck were Monday at New Hope United Meth. Church with the Rev. Danny Atkisson officiating. Burial was in the cemetery with Pafford Funeral Hope in charge. Mrs. Buck, who was 61, died Saturday at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. She was born and reared in Henderson County and moved to Ohio in 1960 and moved back to her home in Reagan in 1986. She was a Methodist. She leaves her husband, James Kirmit Buck of Reagan; a son, Tommy Yates of Reagan; and three sisters Mrs. Mary Nell Reed, Mrs. Peggy Deere, both of Lexington and Mrs. Jimmy Petty of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 6 April 1988

HOWARD BUCK - Services for Howard Buck were July 21, 1985 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. George Nace officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Buck who was 61, died July 19, 1985 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired Gould Century Electric employee and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sarah Blankenship Buck of Lexington; his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ruban Buck of Lexington; two sons, Howard Buck Jr. and Tony Justice, both of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Frances Carroll of Reagan, Mrs. Martha Sparkman and Mrs. Sheila Smith both of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Hortence Smith of Reagan and Mrs. Sue Nelson of Memphis; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

HOWARD BUCK Jr. - Funeral services for Mr. Howard Buck Jr., age 66, are scheduled for 1 PM on Tuesday August 11, 2015 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Howard passed away on Saturday August 8, 2015 in Lexington, TN. Born June 11, 1949 in Henderson County, TN to the late Laymon Howard Buck Sr. and Sarah Blankenship Buck, Mr. Howard was a retired truck driver and a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, The American Legion, and was also in the National Guard. Survivors include his sons; Jody Buck (Halli Helms Buck), Michael Buck, and Andrew Buck (Rebecca), step daughter, Debbi (David) Creasy, brother, Tony (Rose Ann) Justus, three sisters; Frances Carroll, M*rtha (Jerry) Sparkman, Shelia (Leroy) Smith, 10 grandchildren and one on the way, and he leaves behind his 16yr old Yorkie "Peanut".
Lexington Progress 8/12/2015

HURLEY HENRY BUCK - Services for Hurley Henry Buck will be today March 29, 1995, 1 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Deborah Christiansen officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Buck, who was 80, died Monday March 27, 1995 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife Mrs. Catherine Buck of Lexington, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Bobbitt of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. Cleo Mangrum of Killen AL, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

IMOGENE (OVERMAN) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Imogene Buck, age 79, were Friday Feb. 11, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial followed in Union Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Buck passed away late Tuesday in Lexington. She was born Jan. 22, 1932 in Henderson County to the late J.G. and Lula Mae Westernman Overman. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and a member of Old Bethel Church. Survivors include her husband Kenneth Buck of Lexington; two sons, Ronnie of Dresden and David ofJackson; four brothers, Wayne, Ralph and Joe Overman of Lexington and Glynn of Selmer; three sisters, Mary Milam, Nadene Miller and Elise Marshall; two grandchildren, Cortnie Buck Smith and Ronnie Joe Buck and one great grandchild, Paisley Buck.
Lexington Progress 16 Feb 2011

JAMES EUGENE BUCK - Services for James Eugene Buck were Friday at Boyd Funeral Home with J. Walker Whittle and the Rev. Neal Hinson officiating. Burial in Scotts Hill Methodist Cem. Mr. Buck, who was 61, died Wednesday at Jackson General after a long illness. He was a retired carpenter. He was an Air Force veteran. He leaves his wife, Dorothy Conway Buck of Scotts Hill; two daughters, Tina Buck of Scotts Hill and Gina Pippin of Germantown and a sister, Mrs. Helen Northcutt of Reagan.
Lexington Progress 3 Feb 1993

JAMES MILTON BUCK - Last Friday morning, at daybreak, the dead body of Mr. J.M. Buck Sr., one of the oldest and best citizens of the 11th district, was found in a creek on his farm and about half a mile from his residence. On the afternoon before at 1 o'clock Mr. Buck left home, stating he was going to pull weeds in the corn. He failed to come back to the house late in the afternoon and search was initiated by his family and friends, which was kept up all night. At break of day the body was found by Mr. G.H. Buck, son of the deceased, and Mr. M.O. Petty. Decased was 76 years old while having nine children living, all of whom are married and settled, the old couple lived alone. Mrs. Buck is about the same age. Mr. Buck was a man of the highest character which had been earned by a long and upright life. Burial service was held by Elder W.A. Smith, at Mt. Gilead, Friday afternoon, when the interment took place.
Source: Compiled by Mrs. Laura Waddle Lexington Library / News Abstracts 1888-1931 - by Wilma Cogdell

JANICE HAYS BUCK - age 66, of Lexington passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Jackson. She was a member of Sand Ridge Baptist Church and served on the City of Lexington Board of Alderman. She is survived by 3 sisters, Joyce (David) Fesmire, Edith (Don) Blankenship, and Paulette (Danny) McPeake; a brother, Neil (Carol) Hays all of Lexington; a special great-great niece, Makenzie Walters; and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waylon Buck; her parents, Olice and Elizabeth Hays; and a sister and brother-in-law, Hazel and Noah Lee Woods. Funeral services will be on Sunday, September 14 at 2PM at Reed’s Chapel with burial to follow in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9AM-9PM, and Sunday 10AM till service. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the ALS Association at PO Box 6051, Albert Les, MN. 56007 or the American Cancer Society at 2935 U.S. 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN. 38305.
Reeds Chapel Lexington TN

JEFFREY BERNARD BUCK - Funeral services were held at 2:00pm, Saturday, February 2, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral home with Rev. William Jones officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Cemetery at Shady Hill. Jeff died at his home in Lexington. He was born January 29, 1958 in Memphis, TN to the late Hall Buck and Zula Melton Buck of Lexington. He was a licensed surveyor for Buck Tech Industries. Jeff was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ike and Myrtle Melton; Ester and Jerdan Buck; aunt Shirlene Floyd and uncle, Billy Joe Melton. Survivors include his mother, Zula Buck of Lexington; aunt Jerri Young of Bruceton; uncles, Don P. Floyd, Sr, of Camden, Wylie & Jimmie Pearson of Huntingdon, special cousin Tim McCoy and numerous cousins and friends

JOHN HENRY BUCK - Services for John Henry Buck were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathaniel Jones officiating. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. (This has to be wrong - he's at Mt. Gilead cemetery). Mr. Buck, 86, died Saturday at Lexington hsp. He was a retired farmer and member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He leaves his wife Mrs. Hattie Hayes Buck of Lexington; two sons, Bernard of Lexington and Harold of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Dickson of Lexington; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress April 7, 1976

JOHN BERNARD BUCK - Services for John Bernard Buck were Sunday at New Hope Methodist Church with the Revs. Glen Bowers and George Reed officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mr. Buck, 54, died Friday morning at his home. He was a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lee Buck of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Hensley of Lexington and Mrs. Redonna Wood of Roselle IL; a brother James Harold of Jackson and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11 June 1980

JORDAN A. BUCK - Services fro Jordan A. Buck were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with R.H. Wharton and Dewey McClanahan officiating. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Shady Hill community. Mr. Buck, 98, died Saturday afternoon at Lexington Manor. He was a retired farmer. He leaves a son, Hall Buck of Lexington and a grandchild.
Lexington Progress 3 April 1991

KIRMET BUCK - Services for James Kirmet Buck Sr. were Saturday November 28, 1998 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Buck who was 74, died Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at Jackson Hospital. He was retired from Ford Motor Co. He leaves two sons, Gary Wayne Buck and James K. Buck Jr. both of Kansas City MO; a step-son, Tommy Yates of Chesterfield; a daughter Brenda Spurgeon of Kansas City MO; a brother, Charles H. Buck of Lexington.

LESSIE BUCK - Services for Mrs. Lessie Bell Buck were Sunday, October 8, 2000 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, who was 85, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at Cordova Rehab Nursing Center of heart failure. She was a homemaker. She leaves two sons, Billy Arnold of Baytown TX and Jerry Arnold of Memphis; a brother Leo Davis of Linden; a sister, Bessie Sisson of Lexington, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

LESTER LEE BUCK - Services for Lester Lee Buck were Friday at Mt. Gilead Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Earl Owens and Jim McKee officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Buck, 81, died Wednesday night (12 April 1979) at Lexington Hospital. He was a lifelong Henderson Countian and a retired farmer. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Lesie Davis buck; a son, Allen Buck of KY; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mosley of Roanoke VA and Mary Beth Buck of Northbrook IL; two stepsons, Jerry Arnold of Memphis and Billy Ray Arnold of Pasadena Tx; a brother Reeder Buck of Jackson; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Wed. April 18, 1979

MABLE (MOORE) BUCK - Services for Mable Buck were Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, age 88, of Lexington, died Thursday May 20, 2010 in Lexington. She is survived by a sister Betsy Kizer of Wildersville; a brother Ralph Moore of Milan; three granchildren, Tony and Roger Wilson of Bartlett and Brad Knowles of Austin TX and seven great-grandchildren, Tony Jr. Toby, Eric, Jacob, Lindy and Cortney Wilson and Megan Van Sickle.
Lexington Progress 26 May 2010

MAGGIE BUCK - Services for Mrs. Maggie Buck, 77, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Clinton Buck, the Rev. Jessie Douglas and Dr. E.E. Duesner officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Buck died early Saturday at Lexington Hospital. She was a native of Henderson County and a Presbyterian. Surviving are a son, Odell of Nashville and a brother, Floyd Buck; three sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Wright, Mrs. Fanny Gurley and Miss Addie Buck, all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress August 29, 1971

MARY (HUGHLEY) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Buck, 65, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Pafford Funeral home by Rev. T.B. Warren. Mrs. Buck died Monday (10 March 1952) at her home in Scotts Hill after an illness of 18 months. She leaves two sons, Paul Vaughn, Detroit MI: and Sgt. Bob Vaughn of St. Campbell KY, a daughter Mrs. Georgie Wylie, Baird TX; three brothers, Homer Hughey of Lane Ferry, Tenn; William Hughey, Lake Co; and McKinley Hughey Union City; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Grissom, Union City and Mrs. Maggie Adkins, Lane Ferry. Burial in Lexington Cem.
Lexington Progress 14 Mar 1952

MARY (CRAVEN) BUCK , 87, died 7/21/1927 at home of daughter Mary Ellen (Mrs. Jake Snider) in old Civil District #4, widow of M.A. Buck, nee Craven, sons Webster, Tom and Alex of OK, George of TX, son Dock was killed by accident a few years ago, daughter Miss Rosa Buck. Funeral Mt. Gilead.
Compiled by Mrs. Laura Waddle - Lexington Library

NELLIE (BLACKBURN) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Nellie C. Buck are today at 1 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with J. Walker Whittle officiating. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, 87, died Monday morning at Decatur County Hospital. She was the widow of Rueben Buck and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Hortense Smith of Reagan and Mrs. Sue Hart of Memphis, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

NELVA (COOPER) BUCK - On February 26, 2003 at the Henderson County Hospital, the death angel touched Novella with a finger of silence, closing her eyes for an eternal sleep and a peaceful rest. Mrs. Novella Cooper Buck was born on November 21, 1922 to the late Lula Bell and Guy Cooper. She was born in Madison County and attended the Henderson County School System. She was a member of Madison Ave. Church of Christ and remained faithfully until death. She was married to Howard Culps and John Buck, both who preceded her in death, 3 children, 6 brother and one sister also preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 daughters, Lue Martin (Lewis) of Jackson, Johnnie Hopewell (James), Linda Belew, Sherry Gooch and Tammie Buck all of Lexington, 6 sons, Thomas Culps (Juanita) of Chicago, Dennis Culps (Ruby), Paul Buck (Carrie), Benjamin Buck (Chris), David Culps, and Robert Buck all of Lexington, 2 sisters-in0law, Buena Cooper, Ruth Timberlake both of Chicago, 45 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5 Mar 2003

PAUL WADE BUCK - Was born July 16, 1955 in Lexington, Tennessee to the late Novella and John Buck. He passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Lexington Hospital in Lexington, Tennessee. He graduated from Lexington High School, and attended Tennessee Technology Center for a short while. He was employed at Century Electric, Panoply, and Brown Shoe Co. for which he worked seventeen years until his health prevented him from working. Paul was a member of Madison Street Church of Christ. He was also a member of St. John Lodge #43 (Past Master), Waves of Jordan #19 R.A.M. (Past High Priest), Jackson Council #5, R. & S.M. (Phrice Ill. Master), Lane Commandery #24, Knights of Templar, T. P. Haroldson #94, Consistory 32 degree and Zarah Temple #151. Paul was happily married on November 22, 1996 to the former Ms. Carrie Williams. Mr. Buck was preceded in death by two sisters, Victoria Buck and Dorthrea Culps; and three brothers, Thomas Culps, Gregory Buck, and Jerry Lee Culps. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of nineteen years, Mrs. Carrie Buck; five sisters: Mrs. Lou Helen (Lewis) Martin of Jackson, TN, Mrs. Johnnie (James) Hopewell, Ms. Linda Belew, Mrs. Sherry Gooch, Ms. Tammy Buck all of Lexington, TN; five brothers: Dennis Culps, David Culps, and Benjamin (Christine) Buck, Glen (Myung) Buck, and Anthony Buck all of Lexington, TN; an aunt, Mrs. Mattie Mickens of Memphis, TN; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Carolyn Thomas of Lexington, TN, Mrs. Verlene (James) Burton of Henderson, TN; three special cousins: Bruce (Betty) Montague, Mrs. Sandra (Ronald) Weddle of Jackson, TN and Mr. Charles (Gerry) Montague of Lexington, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Obituary from David Mayo at Find-A-Grave.

RANDY LEE BUCK , Services for Randy Lee Buck were Sunday at Parham Mortuary. Burial was in Cooper's Grove. Mr. Buck, who was 28, died Thursday morning at Jackson General from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was an employee of the City of Lexington and served in the Tennessee National Guard. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Puckett Buck; two sons, Leonard Buck and Skylar Sikes; a daughter, Tina Buck, all of Lexington; his mother, Mrs. Georgia Buck of Champaign IL; three sisters, Belinda Johnson of Lexington, Marie Howard and Vanessa Howard, both of Champaign IL; two brothers, Dewayne Moffitt of Lexington and Timothy Buck of Lafayette IN; and his grandmother Mrs. Louise Moffitt of Lexington.

RUBIN BUCK - Services for Rubin Arthur Buck were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with J. Walker Whittle officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Buck, 93, died early Saturday morning at Lexington Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nellie Blackburn Buck of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Hortense Smith of Reagan and Mrs. Sue Hart of Memphis; a brother Jordan Buck of Lexington, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

REUBEN HENRY HARRISON BUCK - was born December 19, 1847, and died June 3, 1929. He professed faith in Christ August, 1867, and united with Mt. Gilead congregation, moving to Madison County at the age of 26. He became a charter member of Maple Springs congregation in the year 1873, being made a ruling elder at that time. Uncle Reuben was confined to his room for the last eleven years of his life, yet his faith in God grew stronger, and as his many friends would call they were greeted with a smile, and his great delight was to talk of his Savior and the many blessings he received. Uncle Reuben was never known to complain during his affliction, but, like Job of old, his faith and trust in God could not be weakened. Uncle Reuben served as clerk of session for a number of years, was active in Sunday school work, serving as superintendent, and anything for the up building of the community or carrying on of the Master's work. If by chance a brother fell by the wayside, he would go to him and say, "Brother, we want you to come back to church and to God, and I am praying that you may." In the death of Uncle Reuben the community has lost one of its best citizens. The church feels the loss of a wonderful character, yet our loss is heaven's gain. Therefore, be it resolved; first, that we bow in humble submission to our heavenly Father's will concerning all things.

Second, that we offer thanks to God for such a life and for the good example which has been in our community through the life of Uncle Reuben, which has been a great blessing to the Christians and the leading of many souls to Christ. Third, that we express our deepest sympathy to the sorrowing wife, the heart-broken sons and daughters in the loss of their loved one, who beckons them come to that heavenly home, where there shall be no heartaches or partings, but all will be perfect bliss through the endless ages. Fourth, that a copy of this be sent to the family and one spread on the church record and one sent to The Cumberland Presbyterian for publication.
Burial at Maple Springs Cemetery Madison Co TN

ROBERT BUCK - Services for Robert Floyd Buck were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Buck who was 91, died Wednesday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Della Dyer Buck and a sister Mrs. Fannie Gurley of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 10 October 1980

ROXIE BUCK - Services for Mrs. Roxie Herndon Buck were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, 82, died Wednesday at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. She was a retired employee of Salant and Salant, and the widow of Hollis Buck. She leaves two sons, Kermit Buck of Reagan and Harry Buck of Cahokia IL; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Goodman of Little Rock, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8 Mar 1989

SARAH BUCK - Services for Mrs. Sarah Blankenship Buck were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Beecham and Deborah Christiansen officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Buck, 72, died Friday night at Jackson General Hospital. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Co., and a Baptist. She was the widow of Howard Buck Sr. She leaves two sons, Tony R. Justice and Howard Buck Jr., both of Lexington; three daughters, Ida Frances Carroll, Martha Jo Sparkman and Sheila A. Smith, all of Lexington; two sisters, Leora Thornton and Ellender Williams, both of Lexington, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

VERNELL ADAMS BUCK - Services for Vernell Buck, age 88, were Dec. 27, 2011 at Scotts Hill Church of Christ with Bro. J. Walker Whittle and Bro. Doug Burleson officiating. Interment followed in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill was in charge. Mrs. Buck died on Dec. 24, 2011 in Decaturville. Mrs. Buck was preceded by three brothers, Dee, Neal and Max Ray Adams. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Earl Buck of Scotts Hill, her daughter and Doris buck of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 28 Dec 2011

VIRGINIA LEE (McCOLLUM) BUCK - Services for Mrs. Buck, 83, are scheduled for 3 P.M. Wednesday January 14, 2009 at New Hope Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in the Shady Hill Community of Henderson County. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Buck died Monday 12 Jan 2009 in Lexington. She was born De3c. 16, 1925 in Henderson County to Sam and Mary Ann (Houston) McCollum. She was a retired employee of MagneTek and a member of New Hope Church. She was preceded by her husband, J.B. Buck and five sisters, Beulah Magers, Farris Wallace, Alta Buck, Jewell Blankenship and Marie Jones. Survivors include her two daughters, Redonna Wood of Humboldt and Charlotte Couch of Scotts Hill, one brother Sammy McCollum of Michigan and one sister, Roofie Buck of Shady Hill and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 January 2009

WALTER J. BUCK - Services for Walter J. Buck were Saturday afternoon at Mt. Gilead Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Julian Maxedon and the Rev. J.J. Douglas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mr. Buck, 85, died late Thursday (December 1, 1966) at his home near Lexington. He was a retired farmer and a Cumberland Presbyterian. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ada Buck; a son Dewaine of Memphis; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Hagland of Peoria IL, Mrs. Imogene Wooley of Memphis, Mrs. Thelma Plunk of Jacks Creek, Mrs. Elna Cox and Mrs. Ola Finch, both of Lexington; two brothers, Charlie Buck and John; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Dickson, all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 8 December 1966

WAYNE BUCK - Graveside services fro Wayne Buck, 38, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday June 9, 2003 at Mt. Gilead in Reagan TN with burial at Mt. Gilead. He died Friday June 6, 2003 at Memphis. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dewayne Buck. Survivors include his mother Opal of Memphis; his father, Larry of Memphis; a daughter Shelby Buck of Jackson TN, grandmother, Betty of Reagan; two brothers, Eddie of Selmer and Steve of South haven MS.

WILL J. BUCK - Services for Will J. Buck will be today at 11 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Lunsford officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cem. Mr. Buck, who was 90, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County, a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves a son, Kenneth Buck of Lexington; a daughter, Miss Blanche Buck of Lexington; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

WILLIAM H. BUCK , a promising son of J.L. Buck, died of typhoid fever Thursday (20 October 1887) of last week at Shady Hill, Henderson County, aged 18 years. He was an excellent young man, the only son and the idol of his parents. His remains were embalmed by R.E. Hopper of this city to await the arrival of a metallic case for his burial.
West Tennessee Whig, October 20, 1887

ZULA (MELTON) BUCK - Services for Ms. Zula Melton Buck, age 86, were held July 9, 2013 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Pollock officiating. Burial followed in New Hope Methodist Cemetery. Ms. Zula passed away on July 6, 2013 in Weakley Co TN. She was born on Dec. 1, 1927 in Henderson TN to the late Isaac and Myrtle Hamm Melton. She worked for Henderson Co Ambulance Services and also worked in billing for Dr. Green in Lexington. Ms Buck wa spreceded by her husband, whom she married Jan. 30, 1944 in Alcorn Co MS, Mr. Bernard Hall Buck. She was also preceded by a son Jeff Buck, brothers Billy Joe Melton and Jimmy Pearson and sister Shirlene Floyg. Survivors include a brother Wylie Pearson of Huntingdon, a sister Jerry Young of Weakley Co and Nephew Tim McCoy of Huntingdon.
Lexington Progress July 10, 2013

ANTHONY BRADY BYRD - Services for Anthony Brady Byrd will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Byrd, 21, died Sunday after an automobile accident at Cedar Grove near his home. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Jean Scates Byrd of Cedar Grove; two sisters, Miss Chrisi Byrd of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Barbara King of Atoka; two brothers, Jimmy Byrd of Springs City and Glen Byrd of Erin, and his grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Scates of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, May 22, 1991

HENRY HOLMES BYRD - Services for Henry Holmes "Earl" Byrd were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Rowan and Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Byrd, who was 66, died Saturday morning at the Specialty Unit of Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jean Scates Byrd of Cedar Grove; three sons, Anthony Byrd of Cedar Grove, Jimmy Byrd of Spring City and Glenn Byrd of Erin; two daughters, Christy Byrd of Cedar Grove and Barbara King of Munford; a brother, William Byrd of Covington; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, June 20, 1990

WILBUR E. BYRD - age 88, went to be with the Lord on November 4, 2013 at Briarcliff Health Care in Oak Ridge, TN. Mr. Byrd was born on May 23, 1925 in Madison County to John and Rosa Byrd. He had five brothers, and is survived by two brothers, Bob (Joel) of Cedar Grove, TN and James (Ann) Byrd of West Memphis, AR; four children, Jean (Randy) Steele of Oak Ridge, TN, Robert (Gloria) Byrd of Horn Lake, MS, Richard (Gail) Byrd of Lexington, TN, and Willie (Brenda) Byrd of Millington, TN.; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends and family at Reed’s Chapel on Thursday, November 7 from 10AM till service. Services will also be held at Reed’s Chapel on Thursday at 2PM. Interment will be in Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mr. Byrd retired from Bell Manufacturing in Memphis as a machine operator, and began a wood working shop. He was a 50 year member of Juno Masonic Lodge.
Lexington Progress 6 Nov 2013

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