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FRANK BACCUS - Services for Frank Baccus will be today January 7, 2009 at w p.m. at Sardis Ridge Church. Burial in the Sardis Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Baccus age 49, died January 3, 2009 at his home. He was preceded by his father Charles Baccus. Survivors include his mother Florence, Springville AL; his wife Teresa (Stanfill) of Parsons; one son, Thomas Franklin Jr. at Parson; two daughters, Crystal Baccus Morgan and Martha Jean Baccus both of Parsons; two brothers, Charles Baccus Jr. Springville AL and Robert J. Artmore AL; three sisters, Teresa Ann Baccus, SPringfield, AL, Linda Sue Franklin and Sheilia Dunaway both of Ashville AL; one granchild.
Lexington Progress 7 January 2009

FRANCES GREENER BAGGETT - Services for Mrs. Frances Greener Baggett were Friday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. A. G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in Hare Cemetery. Mrs. Baggett, who was 76, died Wednesday night at Milan's Ridgewood Health Care Center. She was a retired Henry I. Siegel Co. employee and a Baptist. She leaves two daughters, Lucille Roberts and Dorothy Hayes, both of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Nellie Ballard of Lexington; a son, John Horton Greener of New Johnsonville; two sisters, Marie Hedge and Naomi Ashby, both of Camden; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 13, 1986

HEARST B. "RED" BAGWELL - Services for H. B. "Red" Bagwell will be today, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Bagwell, who was 90, died Monday, Sept. 5, at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired City of Lexington recorder, a 33 degree Mason, past master of Constantine Lodge #64 and a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Adams of Lexington, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 7, 1994

ROBERT ANCIL "BOBBY" BAIN - Services for Mr. Robert Ancil Bain were Tuesday, December 31 at Reed's Chapel. Cremation followed the service. Mr. Bain, age 22, died Sunday, December 29 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was an employee at Johnson Controls. He is survived by his parents Robert Leslie Bain and Darlene Fern Bain both of Lexington, one sister, Thea Arlene Bain of Lexington, one half-sister, Sherry Lynn Griggs of Beech Bluff and a half-brother, David Lee Smith of Beech Bluff. Reed's Chapel was in charge of the service.
The Lexington Progress, January 8, 2003

ROBERT LESLIE "BOB" BAIN - Funeral services for Mr. Bob Bain, age 69, are for 11 a.m. Nov. 26, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Cremation to follow with burial at 11 a.m. Saturday November 29, 2008 in Lexington Cem. Military services at graveside. Mr. Bain died Monday in lexington. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a maintenance worker for Henderson County Waste Management. He was preceded by his son, Bobby Bain. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Darlene Bain of Lexington; his daughter, Thea Bain of Lexington, his foster parents, Don and Pauline Crabill of Marshall MI; two sisters; Pauline Vance of Columbia LA and Jerri Cook of Camdendon, MO.
Lexington Progress Nov. 26, 2008

ADAM HUBERT BANCOM - Services for Adam Hubert Bancom were Monday at Center Point Holiness Church with the Revs. Cleo Kelley and J. R. Chalk officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah in charge. Mr. Bancom, who was 71, died Sunday morning at his home in Sardis. He was a native of North Carolina and had lived the past 54 years in Sardis. He was a retired farmer and a Holiness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Meleria Wade Bancom; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thomas and Mrs. Eulalia Helms, both of Charlotte, N. C.; and a brother, Down Bancom of Charlotte.
The Lexington Progress, February 3, 1982

JENNIFER LYNN BANKS - Services for Jennifer Lynn Banks were Monday, June 12, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Waller-Douglas Cemetery. Ms. Banks, who was 20, died Friday, June 9, at Milan of a shooting. She leaves her mother and step-father, Doris and Larry Williams of Spring Creek; her father and step-mother, Jacky and Phyllis Banks of Huron; two sisters, Lekesha Valenzuela of Dyer and Stacey Banks of Huron; a brother, Bryan Banks of Huron; grandparents, Nona Mae Banks of Humboldt, and Margaret and Morgan Irby of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, June 14, 2000

JOHN FARRIS BARBER - Graveside services for John Farris Barber will be Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. at Sardis Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Barber, who was 69, died Monday, Sept. 22, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired U. S. C. He leaves a son, John W. Barber of Concord, CA; a daughter, Sheri Jean Vogan of Garden Grove, CA; two brothers, Edward Barber of Savannah and Earl Barber of Sardis and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 24, 1997

LENA SUSAN (COFFMAN) BARBER - Services for Mrs. Lena Susan Barber were Tuesday, April 22, at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Harvey officiating. Entombment was in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Barber, who was 45, died Monday, April 21 at at Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia. She was a housewife. She leaves her husband, Garry Barber of Columbia; a daughter, Dana Denise Puckett of Columbia; her parents, Thomas L. and Loubelle Petty Coffman of Lexington; two brothers, Joey Coffman of Jackson, MS and Tommy Coffman of Jackson, TN; two sisters, Shaunda Brittain of Lexington and Sarianna Goforth of Blue Mountain, MS., and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 23, 1997

LOUISE BARBER , 93, of Bath Springs Tn passed away Tuesday July 228, 2009 at Decatur Co. Hospital in Parsons. She was the widow of James Barber. Louis is survived by a daughter, Sophia Smith of Saltillo, a sister Mae Jonson of Lexington; a grandaughter. She was preceaded b 7 sisters, Arlee Brewer, Florence Walker, Sophia Brasher, Mary Toliver, Beedie Pettigrew, Faye and Nora Bradley and her parents John and Ermon Bradley. Services were at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Decaturville TN. August 1, 2009. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery Near Mt. Carmel.
Lexington Progress 8/5/2009

MAXINE (MILLS) BARBER - Services for Mrs. Maxine Barber are today, October 16 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Barber, 77, died Monday, October 14 at Jackson General Hospital. She was a homemaker. She leaves two daughters; Debbie Cochran of Lexington and Doris Pendleton of Long Beach, CA, one son Danny Barber of Lexington, three brothers; Bob Mills of Wellington, CA, Bill Mills of Long Beach, CA and O.V. Mills of Blytheville, AR, one sister; Lelena Crenshaw of Carson, CA, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of the service.
The Lexington Progress, October 16, 2002

THOMAS ODELL BARBER - Services for Thomas Odell Barber were Sunday, June 3, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Barber, who was 82, died Friday, June 1, at Maury Regional Hospital of respiratory failure. He was retired after 30 years of service in the US Army, serving during WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. He leaves two sons, Garry S. Barber of Brentwood, Thomas W. Barber of Little Rock, Ark.; a brother, Onell Barber of Selmer, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 6, 2001

ALMA RAE BARKER - Services for Alma Rea Barker, 78, were held at 2:00 p.m. on January 23, 2003, at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with Darren Martin and Willie Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Barker, a retired factory worker, died Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at the Henderson County Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Barker; and a son, Mark Steven Barker. Survivors include a daughter, Stella Mooney of Reagan; a son, Elton Barker of Reagan; and a sister, Dorothy Pugh of Milledgeville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(Decatur Chronicle)

CHARLES EDMUND BARKER - Services for Charles Edmund Barker will be Thursday, January 7, 1:00 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Center Hill Cemetery. Mr. Barker, who was 64, died Wednesday, December 16 at Bullshead, Ariz. He was self-employed. He leaves four sisters, Hazel Martin of St. Louis, Mo., Sarah Elizabeth Forbes, Elma, Washington. Laverne Aaron, Lewisville, Texas, Lena Mae Hamrick of Bowling Green, Ky.; two brothers, James William Barker of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and William Bryan Barker Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.
The Lexington Progress, January 6, 1999

DEE BARKER - Funeral Services for Mr. Dee Barker, age 87 of Darden will be conducted Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Oakdale Funeral Home Decatur County with Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Interment will follow in Darden Cemetery. Oakdale Funeral Home-Decatur County is in charge of service Mr. Barker passed away Sunday, November 25, 2007 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was a retired factory worker He is survived by two sons, Danny Barker (Janice) of Darden and Lanny Barker (Brenda) of Clarksville, children’s mother Maxine Barker of Lexington; two sisters Myrtle Singleton of Colorado, Elvie Allen of Decaturville, one brother Edward Barker of Michigan, Other survivors include four granddaughters Susan Small (Kenny) of Lexington, Kaitlyn, Sydney and Madison Barker of Clarksville, one great-grandson Zach Small, six nieces and five nephews, He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Barker and Maude Russell Barker
December 5, 2007. Lexington Progress

DELPHIA (SINGLETON) BARKER , 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 9, 2012. She was greatly loved and will be missed by her children, Grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brother and all who know and loved her. She was preceased by her husband; Opal Ray Barker; 2 daughters; Joyce Mae and an infant; her parents, James Nelson SIngleton and Allie Mae McBridge Singleton. She is survived by 8 children; Jenece Scott of Bartlett; Junior Ray of Sardis, Jerry of Reagan, Larry of Reagon, Carol Horn of Lexington, Joan Neeley of Reagan, Stanley of Reagan and Pam Chandler of Scotts Hill. 15 grandchildren, sisters; Navelene Middleton, Larere and Zeola boldan; 1 brother MrArthur Singleton. Mrs Barker was a life long member of Center Hill Little Rock Baptist Church. She worked for Salant and Salant for over 20 years. After retiring she was a child care provider for many years. Services were held Feb. 11 at Center Hill Church with Bro. Franklin Watkins officiating. Pallbearers were Brandon Scott, Matthew Horn, Todd Barker, Ryan Gibbs, Greg Montgomery and Casey Martin. We want to express sincere thanks to Nancy Adams, Linda Chandler, Unity Hospice and Regional Home Health for excellent care given to our mother.
Lexington Progress 22 Feb 2012

GLADINE (LEWIS) BARKER - age 89, passed away on Friday July 6, 2012 in Lexington. She is survived by 2 sons, David (Marty) Barker of Jackson and Sammy (Nancy) Barker of Wildersville; 1 daughter Melissa Koskinas of Jackson; 1 brother, Joe Lewis of Wildersville; 4 sisters Marie Eason of Wildersville, Virginia Maness of Wildersville, Lounette Parish of Huntingdon and sue Houston of Paris; 5 grandchilden, David Barker, Celeste (Doug) Dingledine, Shanda (Mark) Lewis, Brian Barker and Bridget Barker and 5 gread grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, Ellie and Lula Lewis and her husband, Loyd Barker. Services were July 8 at Reeds Chapel of Lexington with burial following in Lewis Cemetery.
Lexington Progress July 11, 2012

GUY ELBERT BARKER - Services for Guy Elbert Barker, 84, farmer, will be Friday, December 6, 2002 at 2:00 PM at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial in Sardis Cemetery. He died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Mr. Barker was a member of Center Point Holiness Church. Surviving are his wife, Alma Barker; a daughter, Stella Mooney; a son, Elton Barker; two sisters, Cora Middleton and Bertha Johnson all of Reagan; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Jackson Sun, December 6, 2002

IDA MAE BARKER - Services for Mrs. Ida Mae Barker were Sunday, December 23 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Center Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barker, who was 95, died Friday, December 21 at her home. She was a housewife. She leaves two daughters, Ramell Johnson and Sue Mount, both of Reagan; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 26, 2001

JEWEL INEZBARKER , age 94, died on Monday, November 14, 2011 in Monroe GA. She is survived by a son; Lee Barker of Longview TX and a grandchild Christopher Barker. Services will be oNov. 18, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 16 Nov 2011

LLOYD BARKER - Services for Lloyd Barker, 68, were today at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Eulane Walker officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery in Wildersville. Mr. Barker, a retired farmer died Monday morning at Jackson General after a long illness. He had lived many years in Wildersville. Surviving are his wife, Gladine Lewis Barker, a daughter, Melissa Dean McCullar of Jackson; two sons, David L. of Jackson and Sammy G. of Wildersville; a sister Ardell Vineyard of Reagan; a brother Thedis of Lexington and five grandchildren.
Jackson Sun, Nov. 12, 1985

LONNIE A. BARKER - Services for Lonnie A. Barker were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Barker, who was 7, died Saturday, Dec. 11, at his home in Huntsville, Ala. He was a retired Air Force veteran and formerly of Lexington. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jewell Inez Barker; a son, Lee Austin Barker of Longview, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Maedell Hall of Lexington and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, December 15, 1993

THETUS S. BARKER - Services for Thetus S. Barker were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hart officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Barker, who was 72, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired salesman for Malone and Hyde, Inc., a World War II Navy veteran and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Opal Barker of Lexington; two sons, Ronald Barker and Donald Barker, both of Lexington; a daughter, Kay Barker of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Ardell Vineyard of Lexington and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 8, 1992

TRUMAN BARKER - Graveside services for Truman Barker were Monday at Center Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Mr. Barker, who was 43, died Saturday night at Lexington Methodist Hospial. There were no immediate survivors.
The Lexington Progress, November 15, 1989

WILLIAM BRYAN BARKER - Services for William Bryan Barker were Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery. Mr. Barker, who was 78, died Saturday at St. Louis County Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired grocery operator. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Hazel Marie Martin, Mrs. Christene Hamrick, both of St. Louis, Mrs. Elizabeth Ruby Forbes of Elma, Wash., and Mrs. Laverne Aaron of Cleburne, Texas; three sons, James W. Barker of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Charles Edmond Barker of St. Louis, William Bryan Barker Jr. of Los Angeles; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Wright of Paragould, Ark., Mrs. Mandey Grissom of Arbyrd, Mo., and Mrs. Ruth Scott of Parsons; a brother, James Elbert Barker of Glenallen, Mo.; 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 30, 1980

WILLODENE (WILLIAMS) BARKER was born April 14, 1903 and died November 28, 1941. She was married to J.H. Baker April 9, 1927 and has been a faithful wife and a loving mother to his children, leaving to mourn her death, her husband and three children; Lonnie Barker, Fort Jackson SC; Mrs. Guy Goff, Lexington, and Madell Barker, Reagan. Her father George Williams and stepmother Mrs. Minnie Williams, one half brother, Roy Williams and a sister Mrs. Ervin Cagle of Lexington, also servives. She leaves also half sisters and brothers, Leeford, Billie, ALton, Joe, Delton and Jewel, all of Lexington; two uncles, Billie Ayers of Linden and John Williams; and one aunt, Mrs. Dora Elkins, the latter two both from Hickman County. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church where Elder J.H. Kennedy conducted the funeral services with buril in the nearby cemetery.
Lexington Progress 5 Dec 1941

CHARLES SHANE "BUBBA" BARNES - Funeral services for Mr. Shane Barnes are today, November 27 at 1 p.m. at Reed's Chapel in Lexington. Mr. Barnes, age 22, died Sunday, November 24 in Lexington, TN. He leaves his mother and step-father Regina and Paul Roberts of Wildersville, one sister; Tina Barnes of Wildersville, his grandparents; Charles and Frances Graves of Jackson, Juanita Barnes of Henderson. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Leland Barnes and his grandfather Robert Earl Barnes. Reed's Chapel is in charge of the services.
The Lexington Progress, November 27, 2002

JAMES ANTHONY BARNES , age 44 of Lexington, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Memphis. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8th at 11 a.m. at Reeds Chapel, with burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. He is survived by 3 daughters, Jennifer Barnes, Kristen Barnes and Robin Sweat; a son, Peyton Barnes; 2 step-sons, Aaron Rainey and Dalton Woods, all of Lexington; his mother, Sharon Rushton of Lexington; his father, James H. Barnes of Huron; and 2 sisters, Cherrie Strain of Jackson and Victoria Blackwell of Lexington. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, James Anthony Barnes, Jr. and Anthony Clay Barnes.
Lexington Progress 28 Nov 2012

KATHLENE K. BARNES - age 72, passed away early Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Jackson. She was born February 28, 1942 in Clinton, TN to the late Clyde and Vivian Lynch Aaron. Mrs. Barnes was raised by her grandparents, Charlie and Cora Lynch. She was a homemaker. With her husband of 55 years, Mr. Herbert Barnes, they spent 30 years in the Army and 10 years in Civil Service, until he retired in 1998 and they moved to Reagan. She was a member of VFW Auxillary 4971, Past-President of Post Auxillary, and a Past-President of District 8 Auxillary. She was a member of the non-commissioned wife’s club and Liberty Methodist Church. Mrs. Barnes loved animals, enjoyed bowling and bingo, was a European Traveler, and always looked forward to Christmas. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Barnes of Reagan, her son, Steven (Peggy) Barnes, her daughter, Kathy Lynn Barnes, three brothers, Charles Kitchen, Ronnie (Suzy) Kitchen, Jimmy (Judy) Kitchen, her sister, Jean (Lee) Taylor, two grandchildren, Steven Ray Barnes II and Justin Parnell Barnes, and two great grandchildren, Natalie Hazel Barnes and Kaydence Faith Barnes. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 5-8 PM at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Mike Yarbrough speaking at 7:30.
Lexington Progress 4/23/2014

THOMAS BARNES , passed away Oct. 20, 2011 at the home of his daughter, Julie Barnes Ashell of Lexington. Mr. Barnes had been a resident of Lexington since retiring from General Motors in Atlanta in 1985. The on of Thomas E. of Nashville and Beulah Baird Barnes of Collinsville IL, Mr. Barnes was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Carbondale IL. A lifelong patriot, Mr. Barnes served his country proudly in the Korean War, seeing extensive action as a member of Co I 3rd Bn. 3rd Inf. unit. He was also a member of Berlin Veterans Assoc. He was preceded by his wife Joann Bierman and is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Azbell as well as sons, Donald T. of Oakland TN and Scott Barnes of Midlothian VA; a sister Mrs. Jean Barnes Fisher of Advance NC, grandchildren Kristen Elizabeth and Andrew Scott Barnes and Kathie. Mr. Barnes children wish to thank the staff of Unity Hosipce Car Medical Center as well as Mr. Lynn Azbell for their kind attention to Mr. Barnes. A memorial service was hel Oct. 23 2011 at New Hope United Methodist.
Lexington Progress 26 Oct 2011

NAOMI RUTH BARNETT - Graveside services for Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barnett were Saturday, May 4, at Prospect Cemetery, Sardis. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Barnett, who was 88, died Thursday, May 2, at Lakeview Nursing Home, Terre Haute, IN. She was a retired waitress. She leaves a son, Ernie Barnett of Terre Haute, IN; a brother, Tony Morris of Memphis; six sisters, Willard Presley, Juanita Rhodes, both of Sardis, Reba Sabarese of Glen Rock, NJ; Nelle Petty of Memphis, Virginia Jean Stultz of Evansville, IN and Gladys Hawkins of Shelburn, IN.
The Lexington Progress, May 8, 1996

JAMES BARNHILL - Services for Mr. James Barnhill are today Wednesday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m. held at Pafford Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Burial followed at Corinth. Mr. Barnhill, age 62, died on Saturday, March 1 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He is survived by one step son James Matthew Barnhill; one sister Mrs. Shirley Bennett of Lexington. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
The Lexington Progress, March 5, 2003

NANCY M.BARNHILL - (Died) In this county on the 12th inst. at 2 p.m. Mrs. Nancy M. wife of Mr. John Barnhill of Cancer in the chest. Age about 49 years. Mrs. Barnhill was a lady who deserves more than a mere announcement for her obituary. In life she was charitable and amiable and of warm religious character. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for nearly 25 years, and as such her coduct was always commendable, exercising christian charity and love. She leaves two children, a son and daughter besides a bereft husband to keenly mourn her loss. She had been afflicted for two years with the disease which finally carried her to the last resting place of all mortality and in all her afflictions she bore herself with christian fortitude and let us hope, not without belief, that she enjoys bliss enternally.
Writing of W.V. Barry

ALTON B. D. BARR - Services for B. D. Barr were Friday at Reed's Chapel with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Barr, who was 68, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Century Electric Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clara Mae Barr of Cedar Grove; a daughter, Miss Cindy Ann Barr; a son, John Alton Barr, both of Cedar Grove; three stepsons, Carl Longmire, Bobby Utley, both of Cedar Grove and Danny Utley of Jackson and nine grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 31, 1988

BERTHA MILDRED (ALLEN) BARR , 76, of Dyersburg, formerly of Trenton, died Monday, June 18, 2001 at Methodist Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital. She was a homemaker and a former employee of Harlen Morris Home in Trenton, a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Milan and a former member of Home Demonstration Clubs. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Darren Morrow and the Rev. Waymon Hogue officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. The family will receive visitors from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include three sisters, Gurlie Joslin and Betty Carr, both of the Viar community, and Dorothy Powers of Atwood; six brothers, Grady Allen of New Hartford, Conn.; Lowell Allen of Evergreen Park, Ill., Harold G. "Slim" Allen of Newbern, Limon Allen of Alsip, Ill., Horace Allen of Dyersburg and Carnell Allen of RoEllen; 23 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Barr; and her parents, Frank and Pairesettie Cole Allen. Pallbearers will be Grady Allen, Lozell Allen, Harold G. "Slim" Allen, Limon Allen, Horace Allen and Carnell Allen.
Contributed by "Sis" at Find-A-Grave Dyersburg State Gazette Newspaper Tuesday, June 19, 2001

CLARA MAE (THOMPSON) BARR - Services for Mrs. Clara Mae Barr will be today [Wednesday] at 10 a.m. at Reed's Chapel with David Sellers officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barr, who was 65, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves a daughter, Cindy A. Barr of Cedar Grove; four sons, Bobby D. Utley, Carl M. Longmire, John A. Barr Jr., all of Cedar Grove and Danny R. Utley of Jackson; three brothers, R. B. Jones, Eugene Jones and Seman Thompson, all of Scotts Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Maynard White of Michie, Tenn. and Mrs. Mary D. Perry of Benton, Ark.; and nine grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 26, 1989

LEON BARR - 86, died Monday, December 12, at the home of his son ..., following a short illness. Graveside services were held December 17 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Carroll County. Dilday Funeral Home of Huntingdon was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Barr was born April 10, 1919, in Henderson County, to Sidney Lee Barr and Bessie Sadie Huey Barr, both deceased. He was a longtime employee of the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company of Dyersburg. He and his wife raised five children and countless foster children. He was a former resident of Dyersburg, Huntingdon, McKenzie, and Memphis. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and his interests included gardening, dancing, fishing, hunting, and his children. He loved old western movies, especially those of Rudolph Scott, and fighting Bob Steele, who he was taken with as a youth and was given, in early youth, the same fighting nickname. Late in life he experienced a genuine interest in country and square dancing and was lovingly known as Dancing Leon. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Winona Virginia Brigance Barr, whom he wed on July 14, 1938, and his daughter, Grace Elaine Barr Woody.
Contributed by "Descendant Seeker) at Find-A-Grave

LILLIAN (CAGLE) BOYD BARR - Services for Mrs. Lillian C. Barr were Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with Stan Adams officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barr, who was 89, died Monday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves a step-son, B. D. Barr of Cedar Grove; five brothers, Guy Cagle, Clyde Cagle, Lon Cagle, all of Lexington, Erie Cagle of Atwood and Ben Cagle of Jackson; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 31, 1982

SARAH (COFFMAN) BARR - 89 years old; daughter of the late Isaac Coffman, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. D. Bush, In the first district, Monday, March 21, at 8 a.m. Mrs. Barr had been a widow for many years, Mr. Barr having died in 1893. She had no children but is survived by one brother, W. D. Coffman, of Cleburn, Texas. Three brothers, Tom, Miles and General Coffman, died many years ago. Mrs. Barr joined the Baptist church when a young lady and Rev. John R. Page, a minister of that faith, officiated at the funeral service. She was buried at Pleasant Hill, Tuesday afternoon
Contributed by Nicki Coffman - Lexington Progress 03/25/1938

VAN EDWARD BARR - Graveside services for Van Edward Barr will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cedar Grove Church, Sardis. Mr. Barr died Nov. 11, seven days after an auto accident. He was born in Cherokee County, Ala., and was a World War II veteran. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mamie Vance Barr of Gadsden, Ala.; three sons, Michael Barr of Sardis, Richard Barr of Reagan and William Barr of Bath Springs, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Judith Austin of Reagan, Mrs. Donna Rossman of Birds, Ill., and Mrs. Sherry Russell of Bainbridge, Ohio; a step-daughter, Mrs. Debbie Langley of Ohio; four brothers, Gene Barr of Russellville, Ill., Jerry Barr of Mobile, Ala., Boyce Barr of Newport News, Va., and James Barr of Georgia; a sister, Miss Dorothy Barr of Gadsden, Ala.; eight grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 18, 1987

WILLIE R. BARR - Last Friday night near midnight in the store of Will Barr, over the old first district line in Carroll county, Will Barr was was called from his home by Tom Shackleford and his brother and Calvin Blackwell, who said they wanted to get some merchandise. A little later Barr, who had been shot with a pistol, the ball entering his abdomen, was brought to his residence by the Shackleford brothers who said he had been shot by Blackwell, who had made his getaway and last account was still at large. Barr was rushed to the Crook Sanitorium at Jackson and was operated on, but died at midnight Saturday night. There was said to be no known hard feelings between any of the men, but it is reported that Blackwell was drinking. Barr was a brother-in-law of Mrs. H. C. Oakley of Lexington. We are indebted to Mr. H. C. Oakley for the above information, but he could not vouch for its accuracy.
The Lexington Progress, September 29, 1922

WILLIE RAYMELLE (MEALS) BARR - Services for Willie Meals Barr, 85, will be at 3 p.m. today at Reed's Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Barr, a homemaker, died Saturday at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Barr of Cedar Grove. She is survived by four daughters, Judy Gooch of Yuma, Nancy Glover of Milan and Ella Franklin and Edna Franklin of Lexington; and one sister, Beatrice Coffman of Cedar Grove.
The Jackson Sun, September 21, 1997

WINONA VIRGINIA (BRIGANCE) BARR - 85, of Eva, Ala., formerly of Friendship, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at her residence. She was a retired caregiver for Perry County Nursing Home, a Dyersburg High School graduate, and a member of the Church of Christ. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Rosemark with Joshua Wyatt officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Huntingdon (wrong). Peebles Fayette County Funeral Home in Somerville was in charge of arrangements.

CAROL JANE (CROOK) BARRELLS - Services for Ms. Carol Barrells, age 81, are scheduled for Jan. 29, 2014 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Interment will follow in Middlefork Cemetery. Ms. Barrells died Sunday in Lexington. She was born June 7, 1932 in Henderson County, to the late Fred and Mable (Stanfill) Crook. She was a LPN and her career as a nurse was her passion, working at Lexington Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and she loved boating, shopping, crocheting, television and reading. She was preceded by an infant brother, Larry Crook. Survivors include her two daughters, Patricia Ublehor and Sarah Hayes; her grandson, Danny Edward Hayes and great grandaughter, Kristin Dawn Hayes.
Lexington Progress 29 Jan 2014

JAMES McKINLEY BARRELLS - Services for James M. Barrells were Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Barrells, who was 65, died Sunday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Wilma Barrells of Reagan; two daughters, June Barrow of Enville and Judy Hammett of Lexington; a brother, Edward Barrells of Lexington, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 8, 1993

JOSEPH JAMES BARRELLS - Services for Joseph "Joe" Barrells were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Barrells, who was 61, died early Tuesday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. He was a Henderson County native, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Woodmen of the World, a Baptist and route supervisor for 39 years with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Barrells; a son, Rodney Barrells of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Singleton of Fort Smith, Ark.; a brother, Fred Barrells of Lexington; five sisters, Mrs. George Bell of Roseville, Mich., Mrs. James Davis of Detroit, Mrs. Edward Russell of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Raymond Hunter of Memphis and Mrs. Robbie Case of Lexington and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 4, 1986

MAE HELEN (WOOD) BARRELLS - Services for Mrs. Mae Helen Wood Barrells were Sunday, August 2 at Maizes Chapel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Barrells, who was 57, died Saturday, August 1, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a housewife. She leaves her husband, Edward Barrells of Lexington; a daughter, Lisa Grissom of Lexington; two step-daughters, Pat Ubelhor and Sara Hayes, both of Lexington; four sisters, Marie Anderson, Imogene Cozart, Nadell Johnson, Vonnie McCollum, all of Lexington; five, brothers, Robert Lee Wood, John D. Wood, Willie B. Wood, Junior Wood, and Max Wood, all of Lexington, a step-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, August 5, 1998

MARY ELIZABETH (SISSON) BARRELLS - Services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sisson Barrells were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Barrells, who was 66, died early Wednesday morning at Lexington Manor where she had been a patient for three weeks. She was a retired employe of Salant and Salant and a Baptist. She was the widow of Joe Barrells. She leaves a son, Rodney Barrells of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Singleton of Lexington and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 4, 1990

NANCY MAY (DOYLE) BARRELLS - Services for Mrs. Nancy Barrells will be today [Wednesday] at 3 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Barrells, who was 87, died Monday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a homemaker. She leaves two sons, Edward Barrells of Lexington and James Barrells of Reagan; three sisters, Mrs. Arbie Beecham, Mrs. Fannie Lindsey and Mrs. Sally Bledsoe, all of Lexington and two brothers, Richard Doyle and Johnny Doyle, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, June 16, 1993

ALONZO BEAL JR. - Services for Mr. Beal Jr., age 84, were Nov. 15, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home with Fate Britt officiating. Interment followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Beal passed away Tuesday at his home in Lexington. He was preceded by his son, Larry Dale Beal, one daughter, Starlette K. Beal and a brother Billy Dale Beal. Survivors include his wife Dealia Mae, his daughter, Pearl Henderson, his sister, Delores Jean Beal Dunn and 3 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 21 Nov. 2012

NOLA LETHA BEAL - Services for Nola Letha Beal will be Dec. 15, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery. She was preceded by her husband Carlos Beal; a son, Johnny Beal; two brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Beal, age 87, of Wildersville died Dec. 13, 2010 in Jackson. SHe is survived by a son, Max Beal of Phoenix AZz and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 15 Dec 2010

PEGGY JEAN BARRELLS - Services for Miss Peggy Jean Barrells were Monday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Miss Barrells, who was 44, died Saturday night at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was a Baptist. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Nancy Doyle Barrells of Lexington; and two brothers, Edward Barrells of Lexington and James Barrells of Reagan.
The Lexington Progress, March 7, 1990

WILLIAM AMOS BARRELLS - Services for William Amos Barrells were Tuesday at Reed’s Chapel with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Barrells, who was 50 died Sunday night at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He leaves two brothers, Edward Barrells of Lexington and James Barrells of Reagan; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Sue Stubblefield of Memphis and Miss Peggy Barrells of Lexington and his mother, Mrs. Nancy Barrells of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, May 30, 1973

WILMA LEE (MIDDLETON) BARRELLS - Services for Mrs. Wilma Lee Barrells were Thursday, July 26, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Barrells, who was 70, died Tuesday, July 24, at her residence of cancer. She was a retired factory worker. She was the widow of James McKinley Barrells. She leaves two daughters, June Barrow of Enville and Judy Hammett of Lexington; a son, Jamie Barrells of Lexington; two brothers, Grady Middleton of Finger and Stanley Middleton of Enville, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 8, 2001

BESSIE MAE BARRETT - Services for Mrs. Bessie Mae Barrett of 720 North Avalon will be at 2 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral at Lexington, Tenn., with burial in Scotts Hill Cemetery there. Mrs. Barrett, who was 76, died early yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital after a long illness. She leaves her husband, Thomas Frank Barrett; four sons, John Barrett of Henderson, Tenn., James Barrett of Elkhart, Ind., Clifford Barrett of Reagan, Tenn., and Clinton Barrett of 29 South Avalon; two daughters, Mrs. Tommie Mae Wallace of Chicago and Mrs. Jessie Cash of Henderson, Tenn., and two brothers, J. B. Jones of Lilbourn, Mo., and Walter Jones of Lexington Tenn.
Commercial Appeal 17 Aug 1969

CLIFFORD CURTIS BARRETT - Services for Clifford Curtis Barrett were Sunday, October 14, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Barren Springs Cemetery. Mr. Barrett, who was 74, died Thursday, October 11, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired factory worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sadie Mae Barrett of Lexington; a daughter, Brenda Hanna of Reagan; two sons, Anthony P. Barrett and Curtis Hal Barrett, both of Reagan, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 17, 2001

TOM FRANK BARRETT - Services for Tom Frank Barrett 62, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Pleasant Hill Church by the Rev. H.L. Knidle. Mr. Barratt, a native Henderson Countian, died early Monday at his home near Reagan. He was a veteran of World War 1 and had lived in the county all his life. Mr. Barratt was a member of the Pentecostal church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie Mae Barratt; four sons, Johnny Ray, James Charles, Clifford C., and Charles Odell, all of reagan; two daughters, Mrs. Tommie Mae Wallace and Miss Jessie Faye Barratt, both of Reagan; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Winberry, Covington TN. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
Although the obituary says Barratt - the headstone is listed as "BARRETT". He is listed in the cemetery book in Pleasant "VIEW" Cemetery.

FRANCES (KEY) BATEMAN - Services for Mrs. Frances Key Bateman will be today, Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Bateman, who was 74, died Monday, July 11, at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a housewife. She leaves her husband, Bill Bateman of Lexington; two sons, Dr. Bill Bateman of Monroe, La. and Bob Bateman of Memphis; a brother, Robert Key of
The Lexington Progress, July 13, 1994

WILLIAM MITCHELL "BILL" BATEMAN - Services for William Mitchell Bateman were held Tuesday, July 6 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Bateman, 84, died Friday, July 2 at his home. He was a Mason. He is survived by 2 sons, Dr. Bill Bateman of Monroe, LA and Bob Bateman of Memphis; 2 brothers, Earnest Bateman of Nashville and Dr. Maurice Bateman of Jackson; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Doris Crane of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, July 7, 2004

HAZEL (GLASNER) BATES - Graveside services for Mrs. Hazel Glasner Bates were Saturday, June 3, at Henderson County Memory Gardens with Charles Thomason officiating. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Bates, who was 80, died Thursday, June 1, in Memphis. She was the widow of Sam Bates. She leaves a son, David Bates; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Morris, both of Memphis; a brother, John Glasner of Colorado Springs, CO, five grandchildren and a great grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, June 7, 1995

MELBA ANITA (KENDRICK) BATTLE - Graveside services for Melba A. Kendrick Battle were THursday Oct. 29, 2009 at Henderson County Memory Gardens Lexington. Shakelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of the service. Mrs. Battle age 87, died Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009 at her residence. She was preceded by her husband Eric Battle. Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Lexington Progress 4 Nov 2009

HENRY BAWCUM - Services for Henry Bawcum were Friday, APril 9, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Flag ceremony by Veterans Honor Guard. Mr. Bawcum age 80, died April 6, 2010 in Benton County. He was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Connie, Gray, Jack and Robert Bawcum; two sisters Bertha Mae and Opal. Survivors include his wife, Lattie Miller Bawcum, Parsons; three sons, Sammy Bawcum, Parsons, Randy Bawcum, Texas and Gregory Bawcum, Nashville; two brothers Hershell of Nashville and Dean in Buena Vista; one sister Frances Haggard of Nashville and one grandchild.
Lexington Progress 14 April 2010

RICHARD HERSELL BAWCUM - Services for Richard Bawcum were March 24, 2011. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Bawcum, a native of Sugar Tree in Decatur County, age 87, died in Nashville TN. He was preceded by his wife Pauline Miller Bawcum; seven brothers and one sister. He is survived by a daughter Judy Bawcum, Nashville; two sons, Richard L. Bawcum, Covington and Ken L. Bawcum, Hendersonville; four grandchildren and four Great Grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 30 Mar 2011

AVA GRAY (ALTOM) BEAL - Funeral services for Ava Gray Beal, 82, of Indianapolis, formerly of Henderson County, are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Beal, the daughter of the late Homer and Eva Gray Derryberry, died Saturday, April 21, 2007, in Indianapolis. Mrs. Beal was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Beal Sr.; four brothers and a sister. Survivors include her children, Sue (Ken) Fryling, Betty Hindman, Martha (Tim) Wells, Tom (Paula) Beal Jr., Otto Beal, David (Judy) Beal, Mike (Debbie) Beal, 35 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

BIRDIE ELIZABETH BEAL - Services for Birdie Beal, 78, were Saturday, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ms. Beal died Thursday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She had two children, George Beal of Lexington and Virginia McMickle of Meridian, Miss.
The Lexington Progress, August 22, 1990

CARLOS MITCHELL BEAL - Services for Carlos Mitchell Beal were Sunday, Oct. 1, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Parkers Cossroads Cemetery. Mr. Beal, who was 73, died Friday, Sept. 29, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nola L. Beal of Wildersville; two sons, Max Ray Beal of Phoenix, Ariz., and Johnny Beal of Collierville; a sister, Mrs. Vetola Beal Flowers of Milan and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 4, 1994

CRULA MARIE (ALEXANDER) BEAL - Services for Mrs. Crula Marie Alexander Beal were Friday at Maple Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Don Dyer officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Beal, who was 77, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a retired employee of Milan Arsenal. She was the widow of O. H. Beal. She leaves three sons, George Beal of Jackson, Robert Beal of Huron and Joe Beal of Beech Bluff; five daughters, Virginia Blankenship of Beech Bluff, Peggy Dunavan of Jackson, Camilla Bartholomew of Lexington, Joan Britt and Barbara Banks, both of Huron, 28 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 28, 1993

GENETT BEAL was born on May 29, 1963 in Lexington, to the late Joe M. and Sudie Mae Beal. She mader her resident in Lexington and was thought of very affectionately by all who knew her. Early in life she confessed faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized and beccame a member of Parkers Temple. As she grew in the Lord and moved to Chicago she made her membership with Apostolic Pentecostal Church where she was baptized in the Holy Ghost and fulfilled her destiny. "All is well with my soul". She truly loved the Lord with all her mind, soul and strength. She was preceded by her only son, whom she loved and devoted much of her life Joe Beal II and a sister Jo Ann Beal. She leaves to cherish her memory her precious grandchildren, three sisters, Ruby Jackson, Clara M. Beal and Theresia Parker; four brothers Albert Johnson, Larry Beal, Joe Walter Beal and Nathaniel E. Beal. Services will be Friday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Lexington Progress 30 Oct 2013

GEORGE THOMAS BEAL was born to Birdie Elizabeth Beal. He was raised on a farm in the home of an invalid uncle, Thomas, and wife, Lydia King. George had to become a man before his time. He accepted the responsibility thrust upon him. At the age of 10 or 11, he was doing a man's job on the farm. Neighbors said that as a boy he could plant straighter rows of corn, and he could produce a higher yield than the men in the community. He carried his uncle to the field in a wagon to stay with him and instruct him. He attended elementary school at Pleasant Hill. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1949. After graduating from Montgomery, this shy country boy with seemingly no future was plucked from the cotton field by his former football coach, Prof. A. L. Robinson, and he was told that he had been awarded a football scholarship to attend Lane College in Jackson, TN.
He enrolled in Lane in 1951; however, his college education was cut short when he was drafted into the Army of the U. S. A. to serve in the Korean Conflict. He served his country well and received an honorable discharge in 1953. After being discharged from the Armed Forces he met, courted, and married Janice S. Corbitt. To this union two children were born - Sherry Owens and Timothy Beal.
George returned to Lane College 3 months after they married. He became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He made many lasting friendships while he was at Lane. He graduated from Lane in 1958 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, with endorements in Mathematics, Biology Physics, General Science, and Chemistry. He continued to pursue other degrees by attending, Southeastern State in Durant, OK, Tennessee State in Nashville, and Atlanta University in GA.
He began his teaching career at his Alma Mater- Montgomery High School in 1958, where he taught Algebra and helped with football. Here he began earning a reputation for himself as a math whiz. When schools were integrated, he became an algebra teacher at Lexington High School where he remained until his retirement in 1990. He remained retired until 1992 when he was asked by Superintendent Jimmy Fesmire to supervise students in the cafeteria during lunch.
George was never afraid of work. As a teenager he cut crossties for the railroad, and he also worked on the railroad. This work ethic continued as an adult. During the summer months, George continued to work hard as a construction and pipeline laborer to support his family and to put his wife through college. Throughout his carrer, he was involved with and served in professional organizations. They included the National Education Assoc., the TN Education Assoc., and the Henderson County Education Assoc. where he served as President for two terms. While President, he over saw the development and formation of the bylaws for the HCEA. He was told he could not do it, but he said I can and he did.
He has also contributed to several community efforts, UNCF drive in Henderson County, where he was chairman, United Way, and the Senior Citizens Board, where he also served as chairperson. He has received awards from Veteran of Foreign Wars for support that he continually gave to. The Lane College family gave him an award for his distinguished service in UNCF. He always said, "Put God first, use the head he gave you, and never look back." George professed his faith in Christ at an early age and united with The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church where he remained until his death. He was a fervent worker holding the position of Deacon. He remained supportive of his church until the end.
God knew that George was weary. He sent his Angel on May 6, 2003 to bring his son home on the rays of the sun. The life that he lived will live on in the many, many lives that he touched. He was preceded in death by his mother, Birdie E. Beal. He leaves to treasure his memory: his loving and devoted wife of almost 50 years Janice S. Beal; two children: Sherry (Timmy) Owens, Lexington, TN; Timothy (Marilyn) Beal, Memphis, TN; 5 grandchildren Amethia Seay, Janna Seay, Nija Seay of Lexington, TN, and Timberlyn Beal and Tarik Beal of Memphis, all of whom he was so very proud. One sister, Virginia McMickle.
The Lexington Progress, May 28, 2003

JO ANN BEAL - Services for Ms. Jo Ann Beal are today, Wednesday, March 15, 1 p.m., at First Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery with Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in charge. Ms. Beal, who was 47, died Friday at Methodist Volunteer General Hospital in Martin of renal failure. She was a retired teacher from Caywood School. She leaves four sisters, Ruby Jackson of Chicago, Clara Beal of Atlanta, Teresa Parker and Genett Beal, both of Lexington; four brothers, Albert Johnson of Chicago, Larry Beal of Lexington, Joe Beal of Martin and Nathaniel Earl Beal of Bismark, N. D.
The Lexington Progress, March 15, 2000

JOE HAROLD BEAL - Services for Joe Harold “Froggy” Beal were Monday, April 8, at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Ashley Ray officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Beal, who was 48, died Saturday, April 6, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a carpenter and employee of Milan Arsenal. He leaves two sons, Kevin Beal and David Beal, both of Beech Bluff; a daughter, Heather Bedwell of Jackson; two brothers, Robert Beal and George Beal, both of Huron; five sisters, Virginia Blankenship of Beech Bluff, Peggy Dunivan of Jackson, Camilla Bartholomew of Lexington, Joan Britt and Barbara Banks, both of Huron and two grandsons.
The Lexington Progress, April 10, 1996

JOHNNY BEAL - Funeral services for Johnny Beal were April 5, 2009 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery. Mr. Beal, age 59, of COrdova TN formerly of Lexington died Frid. April 3, 2009 in Memphis. He was preceded by his father Carolos. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda; two daughters Rebecca Boyd and Rebra Beal of Memphis, his mother Nola Epperson Beal of Wildersville; a brother Max Ray Beal of Phoenix and one grandson.
Lexington Progress April 8, 2009

JUANITA BEAL - Services for Juanita Hall were Sunday July 25, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Cemetery. Mrs. Bell, age 77, of Parsons, died July 23, 2010 at Decatur Hsp.

OTTO BEAL - Services for Otto Beal were Oct. 15, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Jones Cemetery. Mr. Beal, age 56, of Indianapolis, formerly of Henderson County died Oct. 12, 2011 in Michigan. He is survived by three daughters, Melinda Harrington, Samantha and Amanda; three sisters, Sue Fryling, Betty Hindman, Martha Wells; three brothers, John Thomas Beal Jr. , Homer David and Michael Beal and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Oct. 19, 2011

ROBERT BROOKS BEAL was born June 15, 1861, died 11 March 1925. He had been in ill health for several months and took to his beed March 1. He had a nervous breakdown, flue and other troubles. Mr. Beal wa a plain good man, a good father, husband and grandfather. He was a Methodist and a true Democrat. He leaves a wife and four daughters, Mrs. E.F. Threadgill, Mrs. D.T. Taylor, Mrs. J.L. Webb and Mrs. J.D. Escue, all of this county. Three brothers, W.C., Joe and Henry, and two sisters, Mrs. W. King and Mrs. E. Hamlett. Burial was in the Caffey cemetery.
Lexington Progress March 27, 1925

BREONNA J. BEASLEY - Services for Breonna J. Beasley were Tuesday, February 29, at Brewer Funeral Home, Parsons, with burial in Mt. Ararat Baptist Cemetery. Breonna, age 1 year, died Sunday, February 27, at Decatur County General Hospital. She leaves her mother, Amy Beasley of Darden; a grandmother, Ellen Rae McBroom of Darden, grandfathers, Clyde Leo Beasley of Germany and Ray Atteberry of Illinois.
The Lexington Progress, March 1, 2000

MARY PRIESTLY COX BEASLEY - Services for Mrs. Mary Priestly Beasley were Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. A. L. Doyle officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Beasley, who was 87, died Thursday night at Shanondale Nursing Home in Knoxville. She was a former fraternity housemother for Lambda Chi Fraternity at the University of Tennessee of Knoxville. She was the widow of Stanford Beasley. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ella Beesley of Nashville and Mrs. Becky Bruder of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two sons, Jim Beasley of Nashville and Dr. Al Beasley of Knoxville, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 1993

RUBE BEASLEY , 68, were Saturday March 14, 2009 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington. Services concluded with Masonic rites. Burial followed in Center Hill with military honors. Mr. Beasley a retired river boat captain, died Tuesday March 10, 2009 at his home. He is survived by his wife Annie Mae; three sons, Ronnie Beasley of West Palm Beach FL, Dennis (Susie) Weatherford of Pensacola FL, Stevie (Arlene ) Weatherfield of Lexington; a daughter Lisa (Roger) Beecham of Lexington and nine grandchildren/
Lexington Progress 3/18/2008

VERA ODELL (MEALER) BEAL - Services for Mrs. Vera Odell Beal, 56, were conducted Saturday at Parkers Cross Roads. Mrs. Beal, former resident of Henderson County, died at her home at Trezevant Friday (3 June 1951). She had been seriously ill for two weeks since suffering a stroke. Mrs. Beal has lived in Henderson County in the Cedar Grove Community until about seven months ago when she moved to Trezevant. She is survived by her husband A.W. Beal; two sons, Eldridge L. of Jackson and James of Trezevant; four daughters, Mrs. Venia Anderson, Mrs. Elsie Swafford, Mrs. Cora Springer and Mrs. Lessie Burnine all of the Cedar Grove community. Burial was in Parkers Cross Roads Cemetery with Wright-Timberlake Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lexington Progress 10 Jun 1951

HERSCHEL GORDON S. BECTON - Services for Herschel Gordon “Windy” Becton, 86, were held Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with minister Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Becton, a retired cook, died Friday night at Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was an Arkansas native, a former Lexington resident and had lived the past few years in Weldon, Ark. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Myrna Henderson of New York City; a step-daughter, Mrs. Geraldine McAdams of Martin; a sister, Mrs. Ronnie Johnson of Weldon, Ark., and three grandchildren.
Henderson County Times, October 6, 1982

HUGH EDWIN BELL - Services for Hugh Edwin Bell were Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Jack McAdams officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bell, who was 83, died Sunday at Humboldt General Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Ms. Dean Roberts of Memphis; three sisters, Ms. Rachel Mullins, Ms. Edith Rhodes, both of Luray and Ms. Rebecca Fesmire of Lexington; a brother, W. T. Bell Jr. of Huron and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 24, 1991

IDA BELL - In this county, March 14th, Ida, daughter of Mr. John Bell, aged about fourteen years.
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JUANITA BELL - Services for Juanita Hall were Sunday July 25, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Cross Roads Cem. Mrs. Bell, age 77, of Parsons died July 23, 2010 at Decatur Gen. Hsp. She is survived by her husband James A. Bell of Parsons; one son, Johnny M. Bell, Parsons; two daughters Joanna Northcutt, Scotts Hill, Joy Threet, Parsons, two brothers, Ray Birdwell, Yuma and Dewayne Birdwell, Michigan; one sister, Lou Dugton, KY and seven grandchildren. She was preceded by three brothers, Julian, Priestly and Clint Birdwell; six sisters, Beulah Birdwell, Recia Kabala, Liddie Mae Adams, Verla Ellington, Beatrice Douglas and Dessie Carey.
Lexington Progress 28 Jul 2010

MYRTLE (BLACKWELL) BELL - Services for Mrs. Myrtle Bell were Monday at Darden Pentecostal Church with burial in Darden Cemetery. Boyd Funeral home was in charge. Mrs. Bell, who was 85, died Saturday at Tiptonville Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Alex Bell and a Pentecostal. She leaves a son, Joe C. Andrews of Berwyn, Ill.; two brothers, Bob Blackwell of Milan and Willie Blackwell of Humboldt; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 20, 1987

NANNIE BELL - In this county, 29th ult., Mrs. Nannie, wife of C. F. Bell, age 18 years, 9 months and 15 days.
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RUBY GREEN WOOD TATE BELL, 88, widow of McKinley Tate and Burt Bell, died early Tuesday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a retired cook for Henderson County School system and a Baptist. Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., Chapel, Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Conyer Walker, officiating. Burial at Sand Ridge Cemetery. Survivors include 3 sons, Dalton Tate and Ben Tate of Lexington, and Morris Lee Tate, Memphis. 2 daughter, Mrs. Lyndel Rhodes and Mrs. Norma Jack Anderson of Lexington. 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 22, 1990

S. D. BELL - One of the most estimable citizen of the county, Sam D. Bell, age 73, residing four miles north of Huron, died Tuesday afternoon of general disability. He was thrice married, first wife being Miss. Tennie Teague, who died many years ago. Born of this union were five children, Mrs. J.L. (Emma) Gilliam, Charles D. Bell, Isaac Bell, W.B. Gell and the late Dr. J. Tenner Bell. His second wife was Mrs. Frances Teague Reid, whobore him two sons, Hubert and Fred Bell, before she passed away. His third wife, Callie Diffee, survives him. He was a lifelong farmer, a Democrat, Presbyterian and a good citizen. Funeral services were held at Beech Grov Bresbyterian Church, the interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Lexington Progress July 20, 1928

SARAH ANN (VANPELT) DAY BELL - Services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Bell, 72, were conducted Monday at 11 from Antioch Church by the Rev. C.A. Byrd and Brother Joe Cooke Van Dyke. Mrs. Bell died Saturday after noon at the home of her daughter Mrs. Odie Pirtle, near Center Ridge. She was a victim of cancer. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Center Ridge Methodist Church. In addition to Mrs. Pirtle, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Zula Day Sellers of the community; a son, Jack Day of near Lexington and a stepson Carlie Bell of Brownsville. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 4 April 1952

THELMA BEATRICE BELL - The Savior took another lamb to his breast last Saturday night at the hour of 11:30, when the soul of little Thelma Beatrice , daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bell left its teniment of clay and the sweet pure spirit winged its flight to the Land that is fairer than day. Little Thelma was born Aug. 15, 1902 and her short life has been just long enough to twine herself closely around the hearts of her parents and all who were familiar with her sweet face and endearing ways - for she was an exceptionally sweet and pretty child. In her loss none but those who have suffered a like grief can fully sympathise with the bereaved parents. The remains were laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the Beech Grove Cemetery in the second district. Several Lexington friends attended the burial.
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WILLIAM FENNER BELL - Services for William Fenner Bell were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Bell, who was 62, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a transportation clerk with Campbell 66 Inc. and a Baptist. He leaves two daughters, Teresa Pino and Susan Boren, both of Southaven, Miss.; a son, William Michael Bell of Memphis; a step-daughter, Judy Martin of Corinth, Miss.; a step-son, Joyal Watkins of Chicago, Ill.; his mother, Mrs. Annie N. Bell Sitton of Lexington; a sister, Sarah Lewis of Lexington and six grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 18, 1992

SALLIE BELVIN , wife of John A. Belvin, age 70, died at her home in the old 11th district June 11, 1905. Deceased left a husband, but no children, wal a lifelong member of the C.P. Church. A good woman, wourned by all.

DAISY VIOLA BETZLER - Services for Daisy Betzler were held Thursday, January 6 at Reeds Chapel with burial at Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Betzler, 93, died Tuesday, January 5 in her home. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Pete” Betzler. Survivors include 3 sons, Jerry and David Betzler of Lexington, and Darrell Betzler of Sullivan, Illinois; a sister, Valera Mussellman of Brownell, Kansas; a brother, Frank Fox Stone of Arizona; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 1-12-2005 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

KENNETH RAY BETZLER - Services for Kenneth Ray Betzler were Saturday, February at Reed's Chapel, with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Betzler, who was 56, died Thursday, February 3, at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart failure. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Daisy Betzler of Lexington; three brothers, Jerry Betzler and David Betzler, both of Lexington and Darrell Betzler of Sullivan, Ill.
The Lexington Progress, February 9, 2000

ELISHA BOND - Died near Mifflin, Henderson County on the 15th of July 1873 - Elisha Bond aged 78 years.
Whig and Tribune,  July 26, 1873

SUSAN STEWART BONNER died peacefully May 27, 2014 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Her husband of 52 years, Jesse Dee Bonner, was by her side. Susan was born March 16, 1939 in Lexington TN to John (Gaggy) Threadgill Stewart and Norma Coffey. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1957 and then completed her education at Stephens College, Columbia MO and the University of Mississippi, Oxford MS. She had a long career teaching primary grades in Memphis, TN, Coahoma County and St. Elizabeth's Catholic School, Clarksdale MS. She is also survived by her sister, Joan Stewart Norman of St. Louis, two nephews Walter McLean Norman and John Stewart Norman and one niece Susan Norman Johnson, great Nephews Stewart Norman, Alex Norman and Jake Johnson, great nieces Sarah, Leah and Jessica Norman, and two great-great nephews Isaac and Liam Norman. A graveside service was completed in Lexington Cemetery May 31.
Lexington Progress 4 June 2014

MARTHA JANE (BARTHOLOMEW) BOOSE was born Dec. 8, 1865 and died 12 March 1936, aged 70 years. She was married to Church Houston in 1881 who died Jan. 9, 1897. To this union were born 8 children, three dying in infancy and one, Mrs. J. A. (Sallie) Grice dying in 1921. She was married to D.M. Boose in 1902, and to this union was born one child. Burial wa in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 20 March 1936

ELIZABETH (FIELDER) BOSWELL - Last Saturday morning when the hands of the clock pointed to the hour of 7:07, just eleven weeks after she had suffered a stroke of paralysis, the soul of Mrs. Boswell winged its flight to Him that gave it. Mrs. Boswell, the eldest daughter of the late John S. and Mrs. Mary Patience Fielder, was born in Lexington Oct. 19, 1857. On April 23, 1879 whe was married to Mr. E.F. Boswell, who was connected with the business of her father who was a Lexington merchant and druggist bfore and after the Civil War, and to this union were born three children, the eldest being Fielder who was killed by accident on August 13, 1915. The two other children, Miss Nell and Hugh F. were with her continuously prior to and at the time of her death. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Hugh D., John Fielder and Frank, children of her son Hugh. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Celestia A. Logan and three brother, L.T., John S. and J.R. who wer with here at her death. Mrs. Boswell joined the Baptist Church while in school at Humboldt and with her sister, Mrs. Logan, became a member of the Lexington Baptist Church on May 10, 1885 and it was fitting that Pastor Fleetwood Ball should pay to her life and character the beautiful tribue that he did in the service held in the home last Sunday, adter which her body was laid to rest in Lexington Cemtery.
Lexington Progress June 6, 1930

HUGH F. BOSWELL - did early Monday morning at his home in Jeffersonville IN following an illness of several months. Mr. Boswell was the youngest son of the late E.F. and Elizabeth Fielder Boswell and was for the greater part of his life a resident of Henderson County. He is survived by his widow and three sons, Hugh D., John Fielder and Frank of Louisville and one sister, Mrs. M.F. Forsythe,Lexington. Interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 7 Dec 1945

GENEVA BRANTLEY - Funeral services for Geneva Brantley were Oct. 18, 2008 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Center Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brantley, 74, died Thursday Oct. 16, 2008 at Regional Hospital, Jackson. She is survived by four daughters, Donna Crowe, Henderson, Patricia Newell and Debbie Brantley both of Bath Springs and Angelia Cross, Suffolk, VA; one son, Chad Brantley, Bath Springs, two brothers, Ray Snyder of Mountain City and David Snyder, Shady Valley; nine grandchildren.
From the Lexington Progress 22 Oct 2008

VIRGINIA LEE BRANTLEY - age 88, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Henderson County passed away Saturday September 21, 2013 in Florida. She is survived by a daughter; Brenda (Rick) Corneliussen of Ocala, Florida ; a sister, Doris Johnson of Lexington; a brother, J.E. Wood of Lexington and a granddaughter, Alicia Thibault of Tampa, Florida. She was preceded in death by a sister Geneva Stewart and a brother Glaython Wood. Funeral services will be Wednesday September 25 at 2PM at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at the church 12PM until service
Lexington Progress 25 Sep 2013

ESTELLE (PETERSON) BRASFIELD - Services for Estelle Peterson Brasfield, 75, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home Main Street chapel. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Brasfield, a homemaker, died Friday afternoon at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was married to the late Norman T. Brasfield. They had two children, Mike Brasfield of Jackson and Norma Ann Cagle of Houston, Texas.
The Jackson Sun, April 19, 1992

HENRIETTA (ROBERTS) BRASFIELD - Services for Mrs. Brasfield, age 65, will be Wednesday Jan. 14, 2009 at 1 p.m. from the chapel fo Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Brotehr Tommy Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Lexington. Mrs. brasfield died Jan. 11, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Henderson County the daughter of the late Henry and Ruby Hale Roberts and was educated in the county schools. Mrs. Brasfield was a retired secretary for CH Bus Line, Inc. She was a member of the Sisterhood of the Knights of Pythian and was Pentecostal in belief. She leaves two daughters, Sherry Gail Rogers of Mariana AR and Beth Lang of Jackson TN; three sons, Tim Peterson of Nashville, James Peterson of Jackson and Joe Peterson of Decaturville; four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 Jan. 2009

MICHAEL LEE BRASFIELD - Graveside services for Mr. Michael "Brass" Brassfield, 45, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004 in Independence Cemetery in Henderson County. Burial will follow with Replogle-Lawrence Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Brasfield died Monday, May 17, 2004 at Milan General Hospital. He was born in Madison County, son of the late Norman T. and Estelle Peterson Brasfield and was educated in the county schools. Mr. Brasfield was a Christian and a driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport. He had driven over one million miles accident free. Survivors include wife, Mrs. Gail Brasfield of Medina; children, John, Matthew, Cassandra and Aimee; four cousins, Dorothy Williams, Roy Peterson, Debbie Phillips and Gary Peterson. Pallbearers will be Elwood Sellers, Bob McDowell, Randy Hammonds, John Brasfield, David Hardin, Jimmy "Buckwheat" Oller, Scott Crow and Conley Welch.
The Jackson Sun, May 19, 2004

BEULAH (PHILLIPS) BRASHER - Services for Mrs. Beulah Mae Brasher age 77, were scheduled for May 13, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Br. Jim Dennison officiating. Burial followed in Sand Ridge Cem. Mrs. Brasher died Sunday (11 May 2008) at her daughters home in Lexington, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Everette and Ivy (Welch) Phillips. She was a retired employee of Salant & Salant and a Baptist in belief. Mrs. Brasher was preceded by her first husband Dwitt Williams, three brothers, Merle, John and James Phillips, two sisters, Louise O'Brien and Butone Dennison and one grandchild, James Edward Williams Jr. Survivors include her second husband Earl Brasher, two sons, Tony (Nancy) Williams of Reagan and Eddie (Wanda) Williams of Lexington, two daughters Donna (Jerry) Hopper and Debbie (William) Page of Lexington, one brother Loyce Phillips of Lexington; three sisters, Lula Pratt, Ilene Buck and Myrtle Weaver all of Lexington, ten grandchildren, Andy Allen, Patricia Western, Jeromy Hopper, Bridget Allkins, Walea Hopper, Candy Stowe, Jody Williams, Brandy Horn, Erica and Stephanie Martindale and fourteen Great Grandchildren, Ally, Colton, Jeri Lynne, Jacquelyn, Jada, Josi, Calvin, Shawn, James, Madeline, Shelby, Cordel, Jacob and Tylen.
Lexington Progress 14 May 2008

JAMES COY BRASHER - A memorial service for James Coy Brasher, will be Thursday March 19, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Union Hill Baptist Church. Mr. brasher age 30, died March 15, 2009 at Henderson County Hospital. Survivors include his father, Logan Brasher of Sardis; one brother Kenneth Ray Brasher of Reagan and a sister Janice Vance Seward, NE
Lexington Progress 21 March 2009

ALBERT HERMAN BREWER , 78, of Spring Hill, Pasco County, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. Born in Henderson Co, TN, he came here 33 years ago from Logansport, Indiana. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction and was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Brewer of Mundelein, Illinois, and Michael Brewer of Spring Hill; a daughter, Charlotte Murray of Logansport, Ind.; a sister, Kathleen Weaver of Henderson, Tenn.; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Reed's Chapel with burial in Palestine Cemetery.

EARLIE ODELL (DUKE) BREWER , born January 17, 1911 the daughter of J.N. & Elizabeth Duke. She had 4 brothers, 3 sisters and 3 older half sisters, all deceased. She was married to Bro. Ether Pinkston Brewer on July 10, 1927, now deceased. Of the marriage union was born 11 children; Mavie Nadell, James Alvin, Auda Pinkston, Charlie Elsworth, Carolyn Imogene (died in 1949), Martha Nell (Kesner), Patricia Ann (Rogers), Ether Junior, Alton Ulysses, Terry Dale and Jerry Wale. She has a total of 151 decendants. She prayed to see all her children "Saved" and was present in the service of each one's salvation. This she believed was her greatest goal in life. All of her children profess to know for sure they will meet her in God's Kingdom. She was widowed at 65 years old and 2 years later remarried, Tennie A. Brewer which brought her 2 stepchildren, Wayne and Elvis Mae Brewer LeFave.
Lexington Progress 14 May 2008 (Condensed)

HAZEL MAE (HOPPER) BREWER , 69, of Spring Hill died Thursday at home. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, she moved to this area 26 years ago from Logansport, Indiana. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Shady Hills. She is survived by her husband, Albert H. Brewer; two sons, Jimmie H. Brewer of Mundelein, Illinois and Michael D. Brewer of Spring Hill; a daughter, Charlotte Murray of Logansport; three brothers, G.D. and Howard Hopper, both of Lexington, TN, and Loy Gene Hopper of Defiance, Ohio; two sisters, Oleen Powers of Defiance and Marie McCollum of Memphis, TN; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
From Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave - Published in The Tampa Tribune, December 22, 1995

JOSEPH MARIAH BREWER - On the 13th of January 1873 at his residence near Lone Elm, Dr. Brewer died of pneumonia.
Whig and Tribune, February 1, 1873

SUE (VINEYARD) BREWER - Funeral services for Sue Brewer, age 82, will be Jan. 29, 2014 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Interment will follow in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Brewer died Sunday in Memphis. She was born Mar 8, 1931 in Life TN, to the late John Marshall and Bertha Ellen (Johnson) Vineyard. She was a retired data clerk for Sears and a member of Old Paths Missionary Baptist Church in Collierville. She was preceded by her husband Ed Brewer. Survivors include her two sons, Keith and Greg; her daughter Teresa Fisher; a sister Oneda Russell and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Jan 2014

TAMARA LYNN BREWER Services for Tamara Lynn Brewer are today, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Tamara, two weeks old, died Monday, December 18, at Jackson General Hospital. She leaves her mother, Kristy Brewer of Lexington; her grandmother, Linda Brewer of Lexington and great-grandparents, Addie Mae Moody and Richard Moody, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 20, 1995

ALENE BRIDGES - Funeral services for Mrs. Alene Bridges age 83, are scheduled for 1 p.m. October 15, 2008 at Scotts Hill Baptist Church. Burial in McBride Cemetery. Mrs. Bridges died 10/12/2008 at her home in Sardis. She was a retired machine operator for Brown Shoe Co. She was preceded by her husband Deuell Bridges; four brothers, Earl, Adam, Ray, Harold Gene Brown; her sister, Irene Creasy; and one grandchild, Wesley Milam. Survivors are two sons, Don Bridges of Sardis and Johnny Bridges of Cordova; two daughters Phyllis Scott and Sheila Moore of Sardis; two brothers Faye Brown of Sardis and William Howell of Lexington; eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 15 October 2008

SONJIE BRIDGEWATER - age 71, died May 7, 2013. Survivors include her mother, Sibly Hamilton Moore, Husband David Bridgewater; and two sisters, Janell Gaster and Sherryl Ramsey. She was preceded by her father Dalton Moore. The family has chosen cremation.
Lexington Progress 8 May 2012

EUNICE EILEEN (CRECELIUS) BRIGGS - Services for Mrs. Eunice Eileen Briggs were Tuesday at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Samuel Levert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Briggs, who was 69, died Sunday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a Presbyteriah. She leaves her husband, Paul L. Briggs; two daughters, Mrs. Marlyn Blaner of Huntsville, Ala., Mrs. Sandra Yarbough of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Opal McRoberts of Janesville, Wis.; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 1987 - contributed by Ginny Melton

PAUL LEONARD BRIGGS - Services for Paul Leonard Briggs are today[Wednesday] at 2 at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Allen Meinzer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Briggs who was 76, died Sunday night at his daughter's home in Huntville, Ala. He was a World War II veteran and a Cumberland Presbyterian. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn blaner of Huntsville, Ala. and Mrs. Sandra Yarbrough of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Littler of Salisbury, Mo; two brothers Kenneth Briggs and Everett Briggs, both of Brookfield, Mo., three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Melton from the Lexington Progress 1992 Feb.

F.V. BRYANT , was born July 19, 1871, at Sardis, TN where he attended public school and college. He came to Texas in early manhood. He attended Grayson College, Writewright and entered medical school, attending the University of the South at Sewanee TN, University of TN, Nashville; Harring Medical College in Chicago where he received his M.D. Degree. He began the practice of medicine in OK in 1900. In 1901 he was married to Bessie Moore. To this union two children were born, James Paul and Clara Mildred, who died in infancy. For 51 years Dr. Bryant engaged in the study and practice of medicine, the last 38 years being in Van Zandt county. He served as president of the Van Zandt County Medical Society and was also president of Texas State Homeopathic Assoc. Dr. Bryant was converted when a young man and was brought up in the Presbyterian faith. He died AUgust 25, 1951 at Canton TX. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church in Canton Sunday afternoon, August 26, conducted by the pastor Rev. Hooper Haygood, assisted by Rev. T.T. Newton , pastor of the Canton Baptist Church. The song service was by the choirs of both churches. At Holly Springs cemetery where Dr. Bryant was laid to rest the song service was by a group of colored friends and patrons, led by Porter Henderson who also paid tribute to the doctor forhis years of service to his friends of the colore drace. Active pallbearers were former schoolmates nad pupils of his son, Paul Bryant. They were Home Bass, Willard Sides, Grady Parker, Louis Harper, Peron Black and R.E. Everit. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J.M. Travis, Dr. John Travis, Dr. J.W. Bass, Dr. J.S. pugh, Dr. DeLeon Sanders, Dr. G.h. Hilliard, Jr., Dr. T.R. Keshey. Dr. Bryant is survived by his wife, son, James Paul Bryant of New York City, grandaughter Mrs. James S. Alley, Great grandson, James S. Alley Jr. of Dallas one brother, Dr. B.F. Bryant of Atoka OK; four nephews F.A. Bryant of Atoka OK; R.C. Hopper of Sardis TN; Col. C. M. Farber, Washington D.C.; and Louis M. Farber, Annapolis and one niece Nell A. Bryant of Dallas.
Lexington Progress 9/28/1951 Friday

AUGUSTUS MARSHALL BURKETT - This information is from the Lexington Progress 11 Dec 1914 concerning the death of Gus Burkett. "J. H. Gibson informed us on Thursday of last week, just a little late for publication, of the death of his uncle, A. M. Burkett, familiarly known as Gus. Death occurred at Gus' home near Greenbrier, AR on 28 Oct 1914. Gus Burkett was a resident of Henderson County many years ago; he was the son of Thomas Burkett who moved to TN, first stopping in Middle TN and later coming to this county and settling at Haley's Creek. "Uncle Gus" was the last one of eight brothers and three sisters to die."
Source: Michelle Moore & The Lexington Progress Tennessee (Son of Thomas & Sarah (Young) Burkett)

JAMES BURKETT - Services for Mr. James "Eddie" Burkett, age 66, were Saturday, June 13, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro Tommy Rusing and Bro. John Boyd officiating. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Burkett died late Thursday in Lexington. He was born September 8, 1942 in Henderson County to the late Alvin and ExieMae Ricketts Burkett. Mr. Burkett served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a US Marine. e was preceded by a daughter, Tammy Burkett and two brothers, Odis Waddle and J.R. Burkett. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jennifer Burkett of Lexington, his son Eddie Burkett Jr. of Lexington, his daughter Francy Burkett of Huron, two brothers, Ray Wade and Leon of Huron, three sisters, Willie Mae Web and Faye Hodges of Huron and Cornelia Tubbs of Sardis, several step brother, sisters and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 June 2009




NELLIE BURKETT - age 82, passed away 25 Sep 2015 in Lexington. She is survived by the love of her life Rudolph Burkett of Lexington; their children, Randolph, Tim and Kathy Burkett Manseau; brother Billy Overman of Lexington and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Wylie Overman and Nola Lois Weaver; an infant daughter; a brother W.C. Overman and 1 sister Alline Cunningham. Services were Sep. 27 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Antioch Cem.
Lexington Progress 30 Sep 2015

BESSIE (TAYLOR) BURSEY - Services for Mrs. Bessie Taylor Bursey will be Thursday, October 24 at Independence Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Bursey, age 99, died October 20 in El Paso, Texas. She was a homemaker. She leaves one granddaughter. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
The Lexington Progress, October 23, 2002

FREDA OMEGA (GARNER) BUTLER - 83, of Lexington passed away Monday, July 4th, at home, Lexington TN. She was born in Garnertown TN, January 30, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Ethel (Mays) Garner and Bill Garner. She is survived by her husband Bobby H. Butler of Lexington and daughter, Pamelia (Marty) Tolley, one sister: Judy (Don) Eads, of Brentwood: by two grandchildren, Crystal Tolley Bowman of Lexington, Mark Tolley (Lindsay) of Lexington: by two great grandchildren, Camryn Bowman and Duke Tolley of Lexington. She was predeceased by a son, Mark Butler, a brother, Dewey Paschal, and three sisters, Wanda Smith, LaDonna Garner and Billie Williams. Freda attended Chapel Hill Baptist Church and was a member of the Adult Sunday School class. Funeral Services will be held at Reed’s Chapel Funeral Home, Lexington, TN at 11AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 with Brother Tommy Smith and Dr. Chris Young officiating. Visitation will be held at Reed’s Chapel Funeral Home, Lexington, TN on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2-9 PM and again on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 9 AM- 11AM. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery following funeral services. In Lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Chapel Hill Cemetery Fund, 2095 Hwy 200, Huron, TN 38345.
Lexington Progress 7/6/2016

JOSEPH WALTER BUTLER - Services for Dr. Joseph Walter Butler, retired Lexington veterarian were conducted Wednesday afternoon from Pafford Funeral Home by the Rev. A.U. Nunnery of Parsons. Dr. Butler, 72, died at his home on Church Street early Tuesday (7 July 1951). He had been in ill health for the pasat five years, following a stroke. He was a Baptist. Survivors include his widow; a son, Chester Butler of Memphis; three daughter Mrs. Grant Parker, Wildersville; Mrs. Nadine Adkins, Huntingdon; and Mrs. Pat Bormor, McKenzie; and a sister Mrs. Sudie Damons, Wildersville. Burial was in Jones Cemetery near Wildersville with Pafford in charge.
Lexington Progress Friday 3 Aug 1951

VIRGINIA (GOFF) BUTLER - Services for Mrs. Butler, age 93, were held at 1 PM Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with P.J. Hardy officiating. Interment followed in Nebo Cemetery. Mrs. Butler passed away early Wednesday in Lexington. She was born Nov. 25, 1918 in Henderson County to the late Wm. McKinley and Lavonia Waller Goff. She retired in 1982 after 42 years to education with the Henderson County School System, 14 of those as Principal of South Haven Elementary School. She also taught many of those years at Lexington High School and after retirement she taught 2 years in Adult Literacy. Mrs. Butler was a member of Broad Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Butler was preceded by her parent, her step-mother, her brother, Frank Goff and her sister Marie Goff Adams. Survivors include her two sons, W. Ralph Butler of Nashville and Thomas H. Butler of Lexington and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 28 Dec 2011

MRS. W.M. BUTLER - Funeral services for Mrs. W.M. Butler, 61, who died at 3:30 this morning at the Jackson-Madison Co. Gen. Hspt. after a short illness will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. John Gilbert and Rev. Harry Garland officiating. She was born and reared in Henderson County, moving to Jackson in 1822. She was the daugter of the late Tom and Zilphia Armstrong, pioneer settlers of Henderson County. She received her education in the Henderson County schools. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Jackson. Survivors include her husband, W.M. Butler of Jackson, three sons, Paul Wilson of Jackson, Billy Joe Wilson of Memphis, Hugh Wilson Jr. of San Jose CA; one daughter, Mrs. W.S. Marcom of Jackson, one nephew, Lance Hamlett of Luray; one niece Mrs. Erwin Zimmerman of Lima OH. Pallbearers will be Joe Patton, Billy Joe Winslow, George Ada, James Minor, Ray Warren and Raymond Marcom.

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