OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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ADDIE ELNORA P. CAGLE - Services for Mrs. Addie Elnora Cagle were Monday, March 20, at Pafford Funeral Home with David Looney officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle, who was 67, died Saturday, March 18, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. She was formerly of Henderson County and was a retired IRS employee. She leaves her husband, Alton Cagle of Memphis; two sons, Lynn Cagle and Mark Cagle, both of Memphis and a sister, Mrs. Maxine Anderson of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, March 22, 1995

ALVIN C. CAGLE - Better known as "red" was born April16,k 1918 and went to his heavenly home on Aug. 18, 2012. He was born in Henderson County and attended school at Poplar Sps. Earlier years were spent farming with his father. In 1941 Alvin was drafter into the Army. While in basic training, Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was in the 8th Div. 121st Inf. Co C an dserved at Shadow Camp in Fintona, Belfast and France. On Dec. 21, 1944, Alvin was captured in Germany and was a Prisoner of War for Five and a half months. During his tour, he had the privilege of meeting both General Patton and Gen. Eisenhower. Metals he received include the following; Europe Africa Campaign, Good Conduct, American Defense,, Army of Occupation, American Campaign, WW II Prisoner of War, Four Combat Stars, Bronze Star and Sharp Shooter. After the service Alvin worked and retired from Malone and Hyde. He leaves behind his soul mate, Jo Lindsey, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1946. Preceding Albin was his only son, Jimmy Cagle. Also surviving, daughter in law, Susan Jones Cagle of Memphis, daughter, Vickie Mitchell and her husband Eddie of Milan; grandchildren Jody Mitchell and his wife Sarah McElroy Mitchell of Bloomington IN and Lindsey Cagle Hightower and her husband Devin of Memphis. Funeral services were Monday Aug. 20, 2012 at First united Pentecostal Church in Lexington. Interment followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.
Lexington Progress Aug 22, 2012

ANNIE MAE (ANDERSON) CAGLE - Funeral Services for Mrs. Annie Mae (Anderson) Cagle, age 88, are scheduled for 2 pmm September 30, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Hme with Rev. Jerry Grimsley officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle passed away early Tuesday in Jackson. She was born July 27, 1922 in Henderson County to the late Hubert and Vera Mae Sikes Anerson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Blue Goose United Pentecostal Church. She was preceded by her husband Mr. Lester W. Cagle. a brother, John T. Anderson, and a sister, Virginia Mills. Survivors include her three daughters, Betty White 9Carl), Peggy Coffman (Jerry), and Tammy Edwards (John) all of Lexington, three grandchildren, Marilyn Jowers (Jimmy), APril Boyd 9James), and Anna Edwards and two great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Sept 2010

CORDIE (Chumney) HOLMES CAGLE - Funeral services for Cordie Holmes Cagle, age 86, will be held at 2:00 P.M. today, May 22, 2006 at Reed's Chapel - Lexington. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle died Saturday, May 20, 2006 at Henderson County Hospital. She was preceded in death by husbands Lee Holmes and Guy Mac Cagle and a grandson, Benny Bell. She is survived by one daughter, Lula Mae Bell of Huron; one brother, Clifford Chumney of Wencville, Missouri; two sisters, Irene Lovin of Asheville, N.C. and Opal Douglas of Parsons; two grandchildren, Tommy Bell of Lexington and Lisa Bell of Huron; one great grandchild, Shane Bell of Medina and two great-great grandchildren, Kenslee and Aubree Bell.
The Jackson Sun: 05/22/2006

CORDIE LEE CAGLE - Services for Mrs. Cordie Lee Cagle were Wednesday at Blue Goose Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Henry McCury, the Rev. Otis Jones, and the Rev. O. R. Meggs officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Cagle, 75, died early Monday at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She leaves her husband, James William Cagle; three sons, John Cagle, Walter Cagle, both of Lexington and Alvin Cagle of Huron; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Lexington; a brother, Roosevelt Bibee of Huntingdon and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Britt of Parsons and Mrs. Euna Britt of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 2, 1971

EURA MAE (WILLIAMS) ) CAGLE - Services for Mrs. Eura W. Cagle were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle, who was 83, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a long illness. She was the widow of Ervin Cagle. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Britt of Lexington and Mrs. Mary Williams of Huron; a son, Raymond Cagle of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Jewell Rhodes of Lexington; three brothers, Alton Williams, Delton Williams and Joe Williams, all of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Milton from the Lexington Progress

GUY MAC CAGLE - Services for Guy Mac Cagle were Tuesday at Reed’s Chapel with the Revs. Jahue McCorkle and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Cagle, who was 76, died Monday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Cordie Chumney Cagle of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Sorrell of Covington; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lula Mae Bell of Lexington a son, Sammy Cagle of Lexington; two brothers, Ben Cagle of Jackson and Erie Cagle of Atwood; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, March 22, 1988

JANE EVELYN CAGLE - age 70, of Lexington, passed away Aug. 22, 2013 in Jackson. She is survived by a son Tim Cagle of Lexington, a brother John Wiley of Union City and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Billy Joe Cagle. Services were Aug 25, 2013 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 28 Aug 2013

JOHNNIE LEE (BRADY) CAGLE - Funeral services for Johnnie Lee Brady Cagle, 67, will be Friday, December 13, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. J. V. Davis. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Cagle died Wednesday morning in Jackson-Madison County Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Jackson, daughter of the late Pete and Sadie Upton Brady, and received her education in the Jackson City Schools, graduating from the former Jackson High School in 1953. Mrs. Cagle was a Methodist. She is survived by her husband, Lois F. Cagle, to whom she was married in 1953; a son, Michael Cagle of Jackson; one daughter, Lesa Cagle McClure of Jackson; and two grandchildren, Amanda McClure and Brittany Cagle. Pallbearers for the service will be Danny Thomas, Jimmy Brady, Jerry Brady, Tim Cobb, Kenny Gooch and Don Hendrickson. The family requests memorials be made to the Jackson Christian School. Friends may visit with the family today from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
The Jackson Sun, December 12, 2002

L. V. CAGLE - Services for L. V. Cagle were Friday, April 26 at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel, Jackson with Rev. Bill Stewart officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Cagle, who was 68, died Wednesday, April 24, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired employee of Consolidated Aluminum and also worked for Jackson City Schools in the maintenance department. He was an Air Force veteran. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Crews Cagle of Jackson; a daughter, Reba Cagle Roach of Jackson; seven brothers, Ollie Cagle of North Manchester, IN, Homer Cagle, Lois Cagle, both of Jackson, Billy Joe Cagle of Lexington, Alton Cagle, James Earl Cagle and Harold Cagle, all of Memphis and a granddaughter.
The Lexington Progress, May 1, 1996

LESTER WILLARD CAGLE - Services for Lester W. Cagle were Sunday at Blue Goose Pentecostal Church with the Revs. O. R. Meggs and J. T. Plunk officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Cagle, who was 61, died Friday afternoon shortly after arrival at Methodist Central in Memphis following a short illness. He was a truck driver for the Henderson County Highway Department, a native of Henderson County, veteran of World War II and a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Cagle; thee daughters, Mrs. Betty Essary, Mrs. Peggy Coffman and Miss Tammy Cagle, all of Lexington; three brothers, Ernest Cagle of Enville, Alton Cagle of Gibson and Dewey Cagle of Corinth, Miss.; and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 2, 1981

LOIS CAGLE - A Henderson Countian in Korea has written The Progress asking that someone write three of his budies. Pfc. Lois Cagle, who is from near Blue Goose, writes that at least three of the men in his outfit have not received mail for some time. This unit has seen considerable action against the reds. The men are: Pvt. Charles H. Lanier RA 14331687 / Cpl. M.R. Rezler, 440036124 ; Cpl. Lee Roy Loftis RA 18944465. All are members of H. & S Co., 185th Engr. C Bn, APO 301, c/o PM, San Francisco. Pfc. Cagle is a member of the same unit. Any letter to any or all of these men will be appreciated
Lexington County 27 April 1951

NEELY ERVIN CAGLE Services for Neely Ervin Cagle, 54, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 from Palestine Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jessie Douglas. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Mr. Cagle was killed almost instantly Monday morning in a motor vehicle accident near Coldwater, Mich. As be applied the brakes on his pickup, driving back to Henderson County to make their home. He had lived in Pontiac for the past 4 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eura Mae Cagle; a son, Raymond: two daughters, Mrs. Nolen hart, who was in another pickup returning to Tennessee, and Mrs. Clellan Williams, Middlefork; two brothers, Ray Cagle, Alamo, and Veeler Cagle, Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Henderson.
Contributed by Ginny Melton
Note:- Ervin had 4 brothers - Niles born 1907, Ramon Veler born 1907, Finis Ray 1912-1996, and Arnis Hubert 1914-1919, and 2 sisters Stella May Sep 6, 1909-Apr 21, 1918 and Chlora June 22, 1915- Dec 21, 1966, she married Theodore D. Johnson and died in Summerville, Fayette, TN. In the Pafford Funeral Home Records it said he died from a crushed chest and brain concussion.

WALTER HAROLD CAGLE - On Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 12:05 p.m. in his home surrounded by his wife and children, Walter Harold Cagle, age 78, quietly passed to his Heavenly reward. Loving husband of fifty four years and devoted father of three, always humble in life, pure in thought, as evidenced by his daily walk and conduct, he held not only the love and respect of family, but all that knew him. Mr. Cagle was a veteran, serving in the Army during World War II, and was retired from Milan Army Ammunition Plant after 27 years. He and his family made their home in the Blue Goose Community. He is survived by wife, Dorothy Ann Woods Cagle, one daughter, Brenda Ann Gurley, two sons, Harold Wayne and James Melvin Cagle, all of Lexington. One brother, Alvin Columbus Cagle and one sister, Bertha Richardson, both of Lexington. Seven grandchildren, Melanie Beth Cagle, Troy and Jerrud Gurley, Stephanie Leigh Anne Cagle, Amanda Diane Cagle, Jonathan Robert Cagle, all of Lexington and Cynthia Ann Gann of Pensacola, FL., and five great-grandchildren. Walter is preceded in death by his mother, Cordie Leigh Bybee Cagle, father, William Robert “Bob” Cagle and half brother, Johnny Cagle. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, February 9, 2003 by Reed’s Chapel with Revs. Hoyt Wilson, Kelvin Murser, Mark Hatley, and Marty Comer officiating. As snow softly fell, surrounded by his family and a multitude of friends, Mr. Walter Cagle was laid to rest in the Independence Cemetery.
The Lexington Progress, February 12, 2003 br>

CHARLES CAMPBELL - Services for Charles Campbell were Sunday at Keys Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Neriah Edwards officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Parham Mortuary in charge. Mr. Campbell, who was 26, died Thursday night at his home on Pope Road of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was an employee of Swan Hose Corp. and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Sonya Campbell of Lexington; his parents, William and Edna Campbell of Lexington; a son, Ansian Campbell of Lexington; a daughter, Vanity Campbell of Lexington; a grandmother, Delma Campbell, of Lexington, four brothers, James, Rodney, and George Campbell, of Lexington, and Gary Campbell of Jackson; and a sister, Susan Campbell of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, January 15, 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

GEORGE DAVID CAMPBELL - 64, died at 2:40 a.m. Jan. 10, 2008, at Rosewood Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 8, 1943, in Clifton, Tenn., to Esau and Delma (Churchwell) Campbell. He was a member of Keys Chapel United Methodist Church. He attended Montgomery High School in Lexington, Tenn., and Illinois Central College in East Peoria, Ill. He was an E6 Paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He was proceeded in death by his parents; one brother, William; and two sisters, Anna B. Thomas and Carrie Carver. His surviving family consists of one son, Cedric Campbell of Rocksville, Md.; a daughter, Georgia (Tom) Seims of Antioch, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sasha and Kobe Seims; a sister, Cora (David) Mackey; brothers, the Rev. John (Diane) Campbell and Halbert L. Campbell; godson, Damaerius Roddick; one uncle, Roscoe Churchwell of Clifton, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Edna Campbell; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at T.W. Parks Colonial Chapels. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. The Rev. Sam Duren will be officiating. Additional services will be in Lexington, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at Keys Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial be in Lexington Cemetery.

J.V. CAMPBELL - Services for J.V. Campbell, age 86, are scheduled for 1. pm Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Mr. Campbell passed away in Lexington. He was born April 11, 1924 in Henderson County to the late Robert H. and Clay Ular White Campbell. He retired from Helms Motor Company after 25 years as a mechanic. Upon retirement, Mr. Campbell raised cattle. He was a member of Middlefork Baptist CHurch. He was preceded by one son, Jerry V. Campbell. Survivors include his wife of 33 years Shirley McEarl Campbell of Lexington; his three sons, Jay Campbell of Scotts Hill, Hary Glenn Campbell (Martha) of Scotts Hill, Jeff Campbell of MO; his daughter Mary Campbell (Toby) of Stuart Fl; two brothers, Odell of Bells and Bill of St. Charles MO; three sisters Pearl Mae Duncan of Brownsville, Joyce Duke of Lexington and Martha Jo of Scotts Hill; and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2/9/2011

KERRY NELSON CAMPBELL - Services for Kerry Nelson Campbell were Friday at Reed's Chapel with the Revs. Mike Bond and H. T. Ross officiating. Burial was in Poplar Corner Cemetery. Kerry, age 15-months, drowned Wednesday in a pool at his parents' home at Yuma. He leaves his parents, Joybeth and Tony Eugene Campbell of Yuma; a brother, Michael Campbell of Yuma; his grandparents, Buddy and Bertha Bartholomew of Lexington and Snook and Opal Campbell of Wildersville and his great-grandparents, Mrs. Stella Bartholomew of Cedar Grove, Mrs. Arville Campbell of Lexington and Mrs. Opal James of Wildersville.
(The Lexington Progress, July 11, 1990)

NANNIE CAMPBELL - Funeral services for Nannie Campbell were at Reed's Chapel Lextooon TN, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 with burial following at Union Cemetery. Mrs. Campbell age 79, died THursday Oct. 14, 2010 at Lexington Manor. She was born in Lexington TN on August 16, 1931. She is survived by two brothers, Roy and Mike Alexander and four sisters Annie (Carl) Cox, Madge Richardson, Mary Williamson, and Helen Overman.
Lexington Progress 20 Oct 2010

WILLIAM T. CAMPBELL - formerly a brakeman on the Nashville , Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, recently returned from Arkansas , was killed in Memphis last Saturday by J. M. Morris, proprietor of a saloon at 440 South Main Street. Campbell lost out here with the N. & C. sometime ago and went to Arkansas where he got a railroad job. Losing that, he came back to Lexington , perhaps three weeks ago and on Friday of last week went to Memphis leaving here his wife and two little sons. The “whys” and “wherefores” of Campbell ’s death are immaterial, for his murderer will be punished in Memphis . The saddest fact in connection with the taking away of a man just in his prime is that a wife and two little boys are left without a husband and father, and while his life may not have been without blame, he was theirs and his life was at least of as much value as that of a saloonkeeper, the man who committed the murder and will go unpunished, guilty or not guilty.

Morris tells the following story of the killing which is corroborated by his bar keeper, except the bar-keeper did not see any knife, and in fact no knife was found until one dropped from the dead man’s pocket. Morris said: “I have known Campbell for some time and was his friend. We both belonged to the same lodge. He has been in and out of my place ever since I went into business some months ago. I never knew him to be troublesome until this time. He had a difficulty with a woman, who roomed upstairs over my place, and ran her out. He then came into the saloon and found her there. He wanted to beat her, but I would not let him. Both myself and my bartender tried to pacify him, but he seemed to think I had done him some great wrong and wanted to fight me. He kept saying that he could whip me on less ground than it would take to bury me in, but I did not want to fight. He got so bad that I got the club (this was a crude billy club made from the butt end of a billiard cue) and I thought I could bluff him out, but he came on after me, drawing his knife. I dodged around behind the counter and struck the end of the bar with the billy to make him think I meant to hit him. The club flew out of my hand, and he picked it up. He then made at me with the club, and I got the pistol behind the bar and fired at him.” The remains of Campbell were brought to Lexington Sunday morning and were interred in Lexington Cemetery Monday afternoon. The bereaved wife and two small sons have lost their all and have our sympathy.
 (The Lexington Progress, September 9, 1910)

BONNIE LEE CANNON - Funeral services for Bonnie Lee Cannon will be August 13, 2009 at Reeds Chapel. Mrs. Cannon, 88, died Tuesday August 11, 2009 at Maplewood Health Care Clinic. She is survived by a daughter Jean Hutchins of Jackson; a son Jesse Lee Cannon of Lexington; four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Jessie Cannon and a son, Eddie Cannon and son-in-law Billy Hutchins.
Lexington Progress August 12, 2009

MARY ELIZABETH "BETTY" (FARQUHAR) CANNON - Services for Betty Farquhar Cannon will be Thursday, June 23, 1 p.m., at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Nathaniel Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Cannon died Monday, June 20, (1994) at her home here. She leaves her companion, Eddie Cannon of Lexington; and a sister, Barbara Richardson of Toronto, Canada.
The Lexington Progress, June 22, 1994

EDWIN CANNON - Services for Eddie Cannon will be Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Cannon, who was 54, died Monday, Sept. 1, (1997) at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a truck driver. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Bonnie Lee Cannon of Joplin, MO.; a sister, Jean Hutchins of Joplin, MO.; a brother, Jessie Lee Cannon of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, September 3, 1997

GENE MONROE CANNON - 85, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his wife Frances Carol; one daughter, Donna Shearron of Murfeesboro; two sisters, Sue Melton of Lexington, and Bonnie Atkinson, of Jackson; four grandchildren, Kelsey Windham, Mary Keaton Shearron, Macon Daniell Cannon and Michael Hamlin; one daughter-in-law Debbie Cannon. He was preceded by one son, Danny Cannon. Services will be Nov. 29 at Sand Ridge Church with burial to follow in Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 28 Nov 2012

PATTY CANNON - Funeral services for Patty Cannon,73, will be Wednesday Sept. 17, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Lexington cemetery. Mrs. Cannon died Saturday in Lexington 13 Sept 2008. She is survived by 2 daughters Kimberly (Toby) Vowell and Gayna (Stan) Anderson; a sister Verna Lee Alexander; special nieces, Amanda Lou Tate, Sherry French and Shirley Gilbert; t grandchildren. She was preceded by a son Rodney Johnson and a sister Graple Louise Eubanks.
Lexington Progress 17 September 2008

DAVID HOMER CARRINGTON JR. - Services for David Carrington were Monday May 16, 2011 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Mr. Carrington, age 50, die dMay 14, 2011 at Decatur County Hospital. He was preceded by his parents David Homer Carrington Sr. and Anna Iris Carrington; one stepgrandchild. He is survived by his wife, Daphney Sims Carrington, Darden; one step-son Russell Rich, Parsons; one daughter Selena Carrington, Darden; two stepdaughters Latisha Stegall, Blue Goose and Cassandra Russell, Lexington; two brothers James D. Alexander and Jerry Alexander both of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 18 May 2011

FRANCES CARRINGTON , 84, was buried at Mt. Ararat Tuesday afternoon following death in a Memphis hospital Sunday, She suffered a broken hip in a fall several days ago and was a victim of pneumonia which developed after she underwent an operation to set the broken hip. She was a sister of the late David Carrington, who died just about three weeks ago. She was the last of a large family, all of whom were highly respected and were outstanding citizens. She had made her home with the family of her nephew, Audrey Carrington, was a member of the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church for many years and will be sadly missed in the home and in the community.
Clipping, March 1945

HUGH CARRINGTON - Funeral services for Hugh W. Carrington were Saturday APril 3, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Crowell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Carrington age 92, died April 1, 2010 at Decatur County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife Nell, a son, James; two brothers, Jim and Charlie Carringtno; three sisters, Lueveda Bailey, Wylenne Bowman and Lucilee Bailey. He is survived by four sons, Tim Carrington, Dan and Ted Carrington all of Beacon and Roy Don Carrington, Memphis; one daughter Martha Moss, Franklin; five sisters, Juanita Wright CA, Pat Delashmit, OR; Betty Kirk and James Doyle both of Memphis and Norman Sue Carrington OH, seven grandchildren and five Great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7 Apr 2010

JAMES H. CARRINGTON - Services for James H. Carrington were March 7, 2009 at Parsons Mortuary. Interment followed in Mt. Ararat Cemetery. Mr. Carrington, 80, died March 4, 2009 at h is home in Memphis. Survivors include three daughters, Renee Winningham, Jamie Parrish and Michelle Dennis. One brother Hugh of Parsons; five sisters Juanita Wright, Pat Delashmit, Betty Kir, Jenice Doyle and Norma Dengler and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress March 11, 2009

LANORE (REED) CARRINGTON , daughter of John and Bettie Reed, was born in Henderson County, November 9, 1870 and as the beloved wife of John A. Carrington, passed to her reward Sunday morning August 1, 1920 after about two and a half months of illness. Mrs. Carrington was left without a mother at the tender age of eight months and came into the hearts and home of James Robertson and wife who reared her. Her marriage to Mr. Carrington occurred Feb. 22, 1904 and it was doubtless the greatest misfortune in the life of so good a woman that she was denied children. She professed religion at the age of 15 years in Mt. Pisgah near Wildersville and when she and her husband moved to Lexington in 1906 her church letter was removed to the Baptist house of worship. Her service was held last Sunday, her pastor Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating. burial in Lexington Cemetery..

NELL (GRIMSLEY) CARRINGTON - Services for Nell Carrington were Feb. 4, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary. Burial followed in Crowell Chapel Cemetery. She was preceded by one son, Jahue Carrington. Ms. Carrington age 85, died Feb. 2, 2010 at Decatur Hospital. She is survived by her husband Hugh W. Carrington of Beacon; four sons, Tim Carrington, Dan Carrington, Ted Carrington, all of Beacon, Roy Don of Memphis; one daughter, Martha Carrington Moss of Franklin; one sister, Mary Sue Myracle, Parson and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10 Feb. 2010

RUTH (DAVIS) CARRINGTON , age 87, died early Saturday morning, July 14, 2001 at Methodist of Lexington Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 16, 2001 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Don Franks officiating. Interment will follow in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Hill, the widow of the late Carmon Hill and Jim Carrington, was a native of the Darden area and a member of the Darden Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing and gardening. She is survived by two sons: Clois Hill of Lexington and Robert D. Hill of Darden; one brother: Martin Davis of Darden,6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Davis. Services for Ruth Hill Carrington, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Carrington, a homemaker, died Saturday at Lexington Methodist Hospital from complications of a stroke.
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WILLIAM REEVES CARRINGTON , aged 75 years, died last Monday in his home near Parsons. Mr. Carrington was a good citizen of the Moore's Hill community before he moved to Decatur County. He was a brother of Rufe Carrington, Wildersville, and a relative of John A. Carrington, who lives just north of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, May 29, 1925

WILLIAM R. CARRINGTON - Services for Wm. R. Carrington are scheduled for May 26, 2010 at 1 pm at Bible Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cem. Mr. Harrington, age 83, died May 22, 2010 at Methodist Univ. Hospital. He was preceded by a sister, Bonnie Sue Brasher. He is survived by his wife Mary E. Moore Carrington of Memphis; two sons, Ken of Memphis and Kelly in Iowa; two brothers Thomas D. of Parsons and Joe Hugh of KY; two sisters Martha Douglas KY and Lawanda Reagor SC. A flag ceremony by Veterans Honor Guard was preformed.
Lexington Progress 26 May 2010

EVAN KYLE CARTER - Services for Evan Carter, age 20, were July 78, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home Scotts Hill with Bro. Craig Evans and Bro. Cory Muston officiating. Interment followed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Kyle passed away Wednesday. He was born June 15, 1992 in J ackson. He was a 2010 graduate ofScotts Hill High School, a graduate of TN Technological Center and was an electrician with Broadway Electrical. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and always ate his kill, he had a huge appetite. He loved sports. Survivors include hi parents, Shawn and Jennifer (Carter) Bridges of Sardis, two sisters, Allyson Carter and Elizabeth Bailey of Sardis.
Lexington Progress 11 Jul 2012

NANNIE MAE (HART) CARTER - The 1930 census listed her having two sisters Fransis and Geneva, and two brothers Charles and Riley. According to Pafford Funeral Home Records Mrs. Nannie Mae committed suicide in Bolivar TN, where she had been living, her body had presumably been at the Bolivar Court House for more than a week when found, it said she consumed Carbolic Acid.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

RURAL RAY CARTER - Rural Ray son of the late John & Maude Wilkins Carter, was born July 18, 1912, and died after being afflicted with diabetes for three years, at 6:30 p.m., December 31, 1926 age 14 yrs, six months and 9 days. He is survived by his mother, four brothers and one sister; His father preceded him to the grave January 26, 1920. Ray was a dutiful and loving boy, and exceptionally bright. He was not a member of the church, but during the three years of his affliction he said on different occasions, “ I dread to die, but I am not afraid. He was interred in Shady Grove Cemetery.
Lexington Progress, January 7, 1927 - transcribed by, NC

WILLIAM HOWARD CARTER - 81, of Cedar Grove passed away Sept. 27, 2013 at the Henderson County Hospital. Services were conducted on Sept. 30, 2013 at Bible Hill Missionary Baptist; burial followed in the church cemetery. Pastor Anthony Gordon officiated. Pallbearers were Tommy McCollough, Alfred Douglas, Jessie Hart, James Roy Hart, Keith Floyd and Danny McClerkin. Mr. Carter was born May 3, 1932 in Hendeerson County to the late Dewey Carter and Essie Phillips Carter. He retired after 33 years from the Milan Army Ammunition Plant as a line truck driver and was a farmer for many years. He was a devoted member of the Bible Hill Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon of the church. He was also preceded by three brothes, James Carter, C.H. Carter, R.D. Carter and two sisters, Jessie Hart and Lil Virginia. He leaves a devoted wife, Virginia Lee Edwards, oone son Wm. Howard Jr., three daughters, Consier Willa Carter of Nashville, Cristella Brown and Regena Hampton both of Wildersville and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2 Oct 2013

JENNIE (WADLEY) CAWTHON daughter of William B. and Martha Wadley, was born August 21, 1875 and died of a complication of diseases in the home of her brother, Levi W. Wadley, of Huron, April 11, 1935. She was married to William L. Cawthon in July 1927. He preceded her in death October 16, 1933. She is survived by three brothers Levi W. Chases L., of Huron and John R. of Luray. Funeral services were held at Chapel Hill by Rev. Fleetwood Ball.
(The Lexington Progress April 19, 1935)

MALISSIE JANE (JONES) CAWTHON was born December 14, 1868 and died January 9, 1931 aged 62 years. She was married to James Franklin Cawthon December 27, 1891 by Elder S.E. Reid. Her companion preceded her nearly 8 years ago. To this union were born 10 children, all living but one who died in infancy. She lived her entire life in the community near Luray. She professed a faith in Christ and united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Middlefork, July 7, 1903 and was baptized by Elder J.M. Johnson. Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Mae) Dodds, Louisville KY; Mrs. Sam (Lessie) Bird, Lexington; Mrs. Alfred (Ella) Clifford, Luray and Mrs. Edgar (Jimmie) Latham, Detroit MI; five sons, W.C. of Louisville, T.T. of Jackson, John in Detroit; R.T. of Laurel MS and Joe C of Luray, he being the only child at home. Services were conducted at the Middlefork Church, Rev. J.H. Kennedy officiating.
Lexington Progress January 16, 1931

GARY WARREN CEARLEY - Services for Gary Warren Cearley were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with O.D. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery. Mr. Cearley died Monday at Western State. He was 29 and previously operated a generator shop in Jackson. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves a son, Scott of Henderson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim C. Cearley of Jackson; two brothers, James E. Cearley of Belleville IL and David H. Cearley of Jackson; four stepbrothers, Robert L. Wilson of Warminster PA, James T. Wilson of Port Isabel TX, Ralph D. Wilson of Jackson and Richard Wilson of Modesto CA and a stepsister, Mrs. Shirley Davis of Jackson.
Lexington Progress 20 Feb 1974

IVA POENA CEARLEY - daughter of Mrs. W.A. Cearley of near Malesus TN was born October 19, 1903 and died August 16, 1940 aged 36 years. She was born and reared in Henderson County and lived in the Strayleaf community until 1925 when she moved to the vicinity of Malesus. Having been confined to her bed for several months she bore her afflictions with patience. She leaves her mother, two sisters, Pauline of Malesus and Eva (Mrs. Oscar Kizer) of Wildersville; five brothers, Everett, Jimmie, Carlos, Jessie and F.A. all of Malesus. The funeral was held at Strayleaf Church of Christ with burial in nearby Lewis cemetery.
Lexington Progress 23 Aug 1940

CORNELIA ANN (LEWIS) CEARLEY - Services for Mrs. Cornelia Ann Cearley were Monday at the Wildersville Church of Christ with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Cearley, 89, died late Saturday at Jackson General Hospital. She was the widow of William A. Cearley. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Evie Kizer of Wildersville, and Mrs. Pauline Sanders of Jackson; three sons, Jimmy E. Cearley, Carlos R. Cearley, both of Jackson and F. A. Cearley of Medina and a brother, E. G. Lewis of Wildersville.
(The Lexington Progress, Thursday, March 11, 1971)

BETHANY HOPE CHILD , age 5 years, 1 month, 11 days, died February 2, 2008 after a two year illness from cancer. Burial was in Rock Springs Christian Fellowship Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, William and Rosanna Child, three sisters, Sylvia Roseanne, Joyanna Fern, Daisy Marie, and one brother, William Dale, all at home; paternal grandparents, William and Barbara Child of Altamont, TN; paternal great grandparents, William and Helen Child of Canton, IL; maternal grandparents, Timothy and Eunice Martin of Rock Springs, TN; maternal great grandparents, Lehman and Corinne Martin of Worthington, IN and Ada Petre of Sparta, TN; 11 aunts and 8 uncles.

BILLY CHRISTOPHER - Memorial sevices for Billy W. Christopher age 66, are scheduled for Wed. Dec. 2, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Mr. Christopher died Sunday in Lexington. He was a retired truck driver for S & S Asphalt. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Clara; three sons, Brandon, Frank and Troy Don Christopher; two daughters, Penny and Elizabeth Christopher; a sister Junita Beddes all of Lexington and 11 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

JAMES E. CHRISTOPHER - Refugee Baby Dies: James Inver, the 13 months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Christopher, who fled from Lepanto, Arkansas, died at about 3:25 Tuesday morning at the home of John Moody, three miles South of Lexington. The funeral was held Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher, have left to them a boy, Virneal, of three years. This is the first death among the people who have found refuge here.
(The Lexington Progress, 5 Feb 1937)

THOMAS "J.B." CHRISTOPHER - Graveside services for Thomas "J. B." Christopher were Thursday, Sept. 5, at Lexington Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Christopher, who was 87, died Wednesday, Sep 4, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired employee of Paul Sanders Mfg. He leaves a son, Billy Wayne Christopher of Lexington; a step-son, Edward Ray Moody of Jackson; a daughter, Juanita Beddes of Lexington; two half brothers, Billy Moody and Earl Moody, both of Lexington; two half sisters, Flossie Woods of Lexington and Pauline O'Brien of Jackson, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, 11 Sep 1996)

LILLIAN (SMITH) SELLERS CLATER - Services for Mrs. Lillian Clater were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Clater died Saturday at a Memphis hospital. She was 69. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Reeves of Darden and Mrs. Pinkie Noe of Lexington; two half sisters, Mrs. Jessie Middleton of Lexington and Mrs. Mary Hays of Parsons.
(The Lexington Progress, 6 Sep 1978)

OSCAR CLATER - Services for Oscar Clater, retired farmer, were Wednesday at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Clater died Tuesday at Lexington Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was 67. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lillian Smith Clater; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Delk and Mrs. Helen Blissett, both of Louisville, Ky.
(The Lexington Progress, August 6, 1975)

BERTHA (SWIFT) CLENNEY - Services for Mrs. Bertha Swift Clenney were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home, Scotts Hill, with the Revs. Neal Hinson and Paul Milliken and Thomas Eason officiating. Burial was in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Clenney, 89, died Friday evening at Jackson General Hospital. She was a Methodist. She leaves, two brothers, Hubert Swift of Scotts Hill and Fielder Swift of Sardis
(Lexington Progress 6/28/1989

BOBBY GERALD CLENNEY - Services for Bobby Gerald Clenney were Wednesday at Boyds Funeral Home with Howard Oliver and Thomas Eason officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Clenney who was 52, died Tuesday at Regional Medical Center of Memphis. He was an ironworker and a member ofthe Church of Christ. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Vicki Asher and Mrs. Pam Cannon, both of Memphis; a son, Brent Clenney of Nashville, his mother, Mrs. Mable Fisher of Scotts Hill; a sister Mrs. Janice Brooks of Saltillo; a brother, Ralph Clenney of Parsons, and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 3/7/1990

CLAUDIA FOSTENE (GOODMAN) CARRINGTON CLENNEY - Services for Mrs. Fostene Carrington Clenney were Sunday, April 21 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Clenney, who was 74, died Thursday, April 18 at Four Oaks Nursing Home, Jonesboro, Tn. She was a retired employee of Johnson Controls. She leaves a son, Freddie Carrington of Johnson City; a brother, Lynn Goodman, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 24, 1996

ELMO L. CLENNEY Services for Elmo L. Clenney were Tuesday Sept. 26, 1995, at Boyd Scotts Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Adkisson officiating.Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Clenney, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 1995 at Jackson General Hsp. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy McCormic Clenney of reagan; a son, Jerry Clenney of reagan; a ste-daughter, Brenda Flagan of Memphis; two brothers, J.P. Clenney of Reagan and Thomas Clenney of Poway CA, three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9/27/1995

ERNEST EDDIE CLENNEY married to Freda Edith Scott) Services for Ernest Eddie Clenney were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home, Scotts Hill, with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Clenney, 82, died Sunday at Jackson Gen. Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Freda Scott Clenney of Reagan; five grandaughters, Ms. Gladys Miller of Big Sandy MS, Maerene Mance of Reagan, Ms. Shirley French of Lexington, Ms. Earlene Keen of Beacon and Ms. Bonnie Akins of Killen, AL; three sons, Charles of Scotts Hill, Doyle and Wayne both of Lexington; three sisters, Ms. Berma Rushing ofLexington, Ms. Pennie Stanfil of Reagan and Ms. Reba Baker of Paducah KY; a brother Grady of Jackson, 19 grandchildren.
(Lexington Progress 10/13/1996)

FREDA EDITH (SCOTT) CLENNEY - Services for Mrs. Freda Edith Clenney were Saturday July 8, 2000 at Pafford Funeral in Scotts Hill. Burial was in Cedar Grove Baptist Cemetery, Scotts Hill. Mrs. Clenney, who was 87, died Wednesday July 5, 2000 at her home of hearth failure. She was a housewife. She leaves five daughters, Bonnie Akins of Adamsville, Shirley French, Gladys Miller both of Lexington, Earlene Keen of Beacon and Maerene Nance of Reagan; three sons, Charles of Scotts Hill, Doyle and Wayne both of Lexington; three sisters, Mildred Bailey of Reagan, Imogene Holtom of Henderson and Dee Stanfill of Decaturville; a brother W.C. Scott of Lexington, 19 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7/12/2000 (Freda Edith (Scott) Clenney 4/20/1913 - 7/5/2000 w/o Ernest Eddie Clenney)

HERMON F. CLENNEY - Services for Rev. Hermon F. Clenney were Friday, March 23, 2001 at Apostolie Pentecostal Tabernacle Church, Pontoon Beach IL. Graveside services were Saturday, March 24, at Scotts Hill Cemetery, Scotts Hill TN. Braun Colonial Funeral Home, Cahokia IL in charge. The Rev. Mr. Clenney, who was 88, died Wednesday March 21, 2001 at his residence in Cahokia IL. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Clenney of Caholia IL; gwo daughtes, June A. Shon of St. Charles MO and Sherlon Harrell of Scotts Hill, two brothers, Charles Clenney and Walter Clenney bothof St. Louis MO; two sisters, Irena Jan Jones of Lexington and Mary Mays of St. Charles MO, five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.
(Lexington Progress 3/28/2001)

KRISTINE LEE CLENNEY - Services for Kristine Clenney age 20, will be Tuesday March 17, 2009 at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill Tn. Burial followed in the Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Kristine, a student, died early Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by a son Colby Allen Johnson, her parents Jerry W. and Deborah Clenney, IA, a sister Amanda Clenney and 2 brothers Joseph Wayne and John Brantley Clenney all of Decaturville.
Lexington Progress 21 Mar 2009

NEIL WILLIS CLENNEY - Services for Neil Willis Clenney were Thursday March 11, 1999 at Center Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Clenney, 70, died Thursday March 11, 1999 at his residence. He was retired from Beecham Swing Shop. He was a US Army veteran. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ella Clenney of Lexington; two daughters, Sherry Grice of Reagan and Karen Whithy of Paris TN; a brother Jerry of Glen MS, two sisters, Nelle Wallace and Peggy Washburn, both of Reagan, two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 3/17/1999

PERRY HOUSTON CLENNEY - Services for Perry Houston Clenney were Friday at Sardis Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry D. Lewis and Donald Bain officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery with Thomas-Scotts Hill Funeral Home. Mr. Clenney, 76, died Thursday morning at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Scotts Hill and a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Reba Gertrude Clenney of Scotts Hill; a daughter Mrs. Alma Lee Brown of Sardis; a stepson, Carroll Montgomery of Henderson; two brothers, Fate Clenney of Lexington and Grady of Scotts Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Edgin of Scotts Hill and Mrs. Pearl Cooper of Little Rock AR, two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7/1/1981

THOMAS J. CLENNEY - Services for Thomas J. Clenney were Tuesday, June 28, at Parsons Mortuary with Masonic burial at Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Clenney, who was 67, died Sunday, June 26, at Decatur County Hospital. He was a retired maintenance employee. He leaves his wife Mrs. Fostene Clenney of Darden; three daughters, Janet K. Welch of Milan, Vivian Harris of Lebanon and Vicki Steward of Collierville; a brother, Elco Clenney of Milan and six sisters, Elba L. Watson, Jonita Bell, both of Milan, Roberta Phillips of Trenton, Rodena Sullivan of Parsons, Melba Long of Jackson and Doris James of Mississippi.
The Lexington Progress, June 29, 1994

WILLIE (RUSHING) CLENNEY - Services for Mrs. Willie Rushing Clenney are today, Wednesday May 8, 1996 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Clenney, 90, died Tuesday May 7, 1996 at Lexington Manor. She was a homemaker and he widow of Coy Wesley Clenney. She leaves two sons, Neil Clenney of Lexington and Jerry G. of Reagan; two daughters, Peggy Washburn and Nelle Wallace both of Reagan; two brotehrs Curt Rushing of Sardis and John Rushing of Reagan; a sister Zula Austin of Blytheville AR, 9 grandchildren
Lexington Progress 5/8/1996

ELTON ANDERSON CLIFFORD - Services for Elton Anderson Clifford were Monday afternoon at Palestine Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jessie Douglass officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Clifford, who was 40, died Saturday in Nashville where he had made his home for the past four years. He was born in Henderson County and was a former employee of Western Auto and Motor Parts and Bearings. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rachel Hart Clifford of Nashville his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clifford of Jackson, two sons, Ronnie Clifford and David Clifford both of Nashville; one daughter, Mary Christine Clifford of Nashville; two brothers Melvin Clifford of Henderson and Robert Neal Clifford of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. J.R. Williams of Nashville. Mrs. Aerus Harris of Huron and Mrs. Thomas Connor of Luray.
Contributed by Ginny Melton
Elton entered the army on 27th day of Nov, 1942. He enlisted in Fort Oglethorpe, at the time he was 66” and 133 lb. In the 1930 census he was listed with a John T and Ruby T as his parents and Calleen V and Joamei M and an Uncle Elma L Maness.

MARY RACHEL (HART) CLIFFORD - Services for Mrs. Mary Rachel Clifford were Monday, July 29, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Clifford, who was 75, died Saturday, July 27, at Baptist Hospital of Nashville. She was a homemaker and the widow of Elton Anderson Clifford. She leaves two sons, Ronnie Clifford and David Elton Clifford, both of Nashville; a daughter, Mary Christine Simpson of Franklin; a brother, Kenneth Hart of Lexington; a sister, Margie Roberts of Humboldt and a grandchild.
Contributed by Ginny Melton - Lexington Progress 7/31/96.
In 1930 she was listed with her parents & Katy, Louise, and Margy as her sisters, H. T. and Nolen as her brothers.

BETTY (COVEY) COCHRAN was born in Hardin County in or near Savannah June 7, 1847 and as the widow of the late Hon. J.L. Cochran of Union City, died in Paducah KY Monday (23 July 1934) and was brought to Lexington Tuesday for burial. She was first married to W.F. Brooks, a well known citizen of Lexington and Clerk & Master of the Chancery Court of Henderson County. Mr. Brooks died in Lexington April 21, 1889. She was married November 27, 1890 to Hon. J.L. Cochran, a resident of Sardis, who twice represented Henderson County in the General Assembly. Later Mr. Cochran moved to Union City, where he died May 9, 1927 and where Miss Bettie, as she was generally known spent the remainder of her life with her sister, Mrs. Eliza Hutton widow of David F. Hutton and in that home she died at the time stated. Mrs. Hutton survives but is feeble and was unable to come to the funeral. The body was brought to Lexington and first carried to the M.E. Church, South where at 12:30 the service was conducted by Rev. A.F. Haynes. Mrs. Cochran was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Her last visit here was but a few weeks ago and notwithstanding her advanced age, little did her friends here dream that she would so soon be called away. One child, a boy was born to her first marriage and he died in infancy.
Lexington Progress July 27, 1934

MILLIE (GARNER) TEAGUE COCHRAN - Funeral services for Mrs. Millie Cochran, 92, are Feb. 26, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Derrick Jowers, Bro. John D. Small and Bro. Rufus Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in Crowell Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Cochran died at her home in Reagan Monday. She was born Sept. 23, 1916 in Henderson County to the late Elzie and Blanche Knowles Garner. She was a retired employee of Salant and Salant in Henderson and the oldest member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her two husbands Ernest Teague and Charlie Cochran, her daughter, Joann Shorette, three brothers, Jim, Paul and Silas Garner and one great grandchild Charity Reeves. Survivors include her two daughters, Ernestine Hays and Willie Mae Carter of Reagan.
Lexington Progress 25 Feb 2009

ARTHUR COFFMAN , 21, of the Bargerton community, died at Conger Clinic about midnight Wednesday of injuries received in an auto wreck at city limits on Jackson Hwy. an hour earlier. Services are scheduled for this (Friday) morning at 10 at the Bargerton Church of Christ. Glynn Phillips of Jackson will officiate. Witnesses to the tragedy said that r. Coffman attempted to pass a car driven by Mrs. Raymond Austin. As the Austin car started to turn in to Taylor's Drive-In, the death car swerved in an attempt to miss it and flipped on its side. It scooted on the gravel in front of the cafe, finally nosing over and throwing Mr. Coffman out. He was carried to Conger Clinic in a Pafford ambulance but lived only a short time. Flying gravel broke one of the windows in the cafe. Mr. Coffman is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Vera Coffman of near Bargerton; three brothers, Clayton and Gilbert of near Bargerton and Tracy of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Gibson of near Lexington and Mrs. Edward Davis of Jackson. Pafford Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Lexington Progress 10/5/1951


CEBE COLLINS COFFMAN - Services for Cebe Collins Coffman were Thursday at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Rowan officiating. Burial was in Waller Douglas Cemetery. Mr. Coffman, 65, died at his home of a heart attack Wednesday morning (Dec. 24, 1986). He was a Henderson County native, a maintenance supervisor for Henderson County Courthouse, a Mason and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marion Reynolds Coffman of Lexington, four daughters, Mrs. Sandra Renshaw, Mrs. Cornelia Barker both of Lexington, Mrs. Glenda Burgess of Clinton KY and Mrs. Tina Vires of Jackson; two sons, Willett Coffman and Lynn Coffman both of Lexington; a sister Mrs. Hattie Lou Moore of Cedar Grove, a brother, Willis Coffman of Camden and four grandsons.
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CLAUDE E. COFFMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Coffman, was born July 29, 1915, and departed this life October 28, 1934. aged 19 years. He leaves to mourn his brokenhearted parents, his three sisters, Ruth (Mrs. Jim Meals) of Juno; Cora (Mrs. Nathan Sipes) of Juno; Zora (Mrs. James Tines) of Jackson; and three brothers, Gene, Avon, and Charles. Rev. Walter Moody conducted the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, November 2, 1934)

DELPHA MAE COFFMAN, widow of C.V. Coffman, died today at 11:10 a.m. at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday. Mrs. Coffman, who made her home at 2436 Beech Bluff Road was born in Henderson County, near Lexington on Aug. 15, 1896. She was the daughter of the late David W. and Nancy Azbill Parker. She was married to Claude V. Coffman on Oct. 8, 1922. They moved to Madison County shortly after their marriage where he was engaged in the grocery business. He preceeded her in death in 1940. Mrs. Coffman, was a member of the East Chester Church of Christ. Survivors include: a son, Paul Coffman of Jackson; a daughter, Miss Juanita Coffman of Jackson; a brother, Fred Parker of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Page of Jackson and Mrs. Clint Leslie of Columbus, O.; and three grandchildren, Judy, Bobby and Benny Coffman all of Jackson. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., from the East Chester Church of Christ with James Meadows, minister officiating. Burial will be in the Douglass Cemetery in Henderson County with Lanier Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers to serve will be Tracy Coffman, Clayton Coffman, Fred L. Parker, Vaughn Miller of Lexington, Tony Hopper of Auburn Ala., and David W. Parker of Memphis. The body will remain at the funeral home.
From the Jackson Sun 03/20/1967





EURA ETTA (MILAM) COFFMAN - (See photo with husband John Vestal Coffman) - Services for Mrs. Eura Etta (Milam) Coffman were at 2:30 p.m. today at Reeds Chapel with Dr. Trovis Otey officiating. Burial was in Douglas Cemetery. Mrs. Coffman died Wednesday morning (21 Aug. 19774) at her home . She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. She leaves four sons, I.V. and Collins of Lexington, Henry of Jackson and Willis of Camden; a daughter Mrs. Hattie Lou Moore of Lexington; a brother, Flem Phillips of Lexington, 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
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GENEVA COFFMAN - Graveside services for Geneva Coffman, age 88, were Saturday June 20, 2009 at Waller-Douglas Cemetery, Pafford Funeral in charge. Mrs. Coffman died Friday in Lexington. She was aretired from Milan Arsenal. She was preceded by her husband Mr. Henry C. Coffman. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Marie Taylor of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 June 2009

ISAAC ATKINS COFFMAN - Again in our little circle at Bargerton we have had to say farewell when the grim reaper took for his victim, Isaac Atkins Coffman. He was born January 1, 1858 and departed this life August 25, 1920, aged 62 years, 7 months and 25 days. On December 13, 1896, he was married to Dora Ann Douglass and to this union was born one loving daughter, Beulah (Mrs. Elmer Milam). Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.R. Page, after which interment was made in the Waller Cemetery (Cemetery records show the burial in Antioch Cemetery) in the presence of a large crowd of relatives and friends.
(The Lexington Progress September 10, 1920)

JAMES ALFRED COFFMAN - Services for James Coffman will be Feb. 17, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Dale Gravatt officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Coffman, age 69, of Cedar Grove died Monday Feb. 15, 2010 in Jackson. He was retired from Brown Shoe Co. and was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Nancy Mills Coffman, a daughter Leanne (Chris) Maness, a son Greg (Melissa) Coffman both of Cedar Grove; two sisters, Etta Haggard of Lexington and LaRue Jones of Memphis; four brothers, David Coffman of Illnois, David Coffman of Illinois, Howard and Doyle Coffman of Cedar Grove and Jerry Coffman of Lexington; three grandchildren, Catherine and Ryan Oliver and Gracie Ventura.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb 2010


JOHN VESTAL COFFMAN - Services for John Vestal Coffman will be at 2 p.m. today at Reeds Chapel with Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Waller Douglas Cemetery.

Mr. Coffman died Saturday morning (7 January 1967) at Lexington Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Eura Coffman; four sons I.V. and Collins of Lexington, Henry of Jackson and Willis of Perry FL; a daughter Mrs. Hattie Lou Moore of Cedar Grove; a sister Mrs. Cora Lawrence of Lexington; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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LEBBIE/LIBBIE VESTAL COFFMAN - Services for L.V. Coffman were Sunday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Joyner and George McMinn officiating. Burial was in Douglas Waller Cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mr. Coffman, 69, died Friday at Lexington Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruthie Coffman; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Haggard of Lexington and Mrs. Larue Jones of Memphis; seven sons, David Coffman of Hoopeston IL; J.C. Coffman, Lester L. Coffman, James A. Coffman, the Rev. Doyle Coffman, Howard Coffman and Jerry all of Lexington; a sister Mrs. Hattie Lou Moore of Lexington; two brothers, Collins Coffman of Lexington and Willis Coffman of Camden; 16 grandchildren.

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MARION COFFMAN - Services for Marion Coffman were June 17, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial followed in the Waller-Douglas Cemetery. Mrs. Coffman, age 87 of Lexington died June 15, 2010 at her home. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Ronnie) Renshaw and Cornelia (Ronald) Barker of Lexington and Glenda (Ricky) Burgess of Clinton KY; two sons, Willett (Karen) Coffman and David (Jean) Coffman of Lexington; a brother Admiral Reynolds of Lavinia and six grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Collins Coffman and a daughter Tina Vires.
Lexington Progress 23 Jun 2010



RUTHIE MAE (GOURLEY) COFFMAN - (See photo with husband Lebbie V. Coffman) - Services for Ruthie Mae Coffman 80, will be at 2 p.m today at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Burial will be in Waller Douglas Cemetery. Mrs. Coffman, a homemaker, died Tuesday morning at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. She was married L.V. Coffman. They had eight children, Jerry Coffman and Etta haggard both of Lexington, Alford, Doyle and Howard all of Cedar Grove, J.C. of Huron, Larue Jones of Memphis and David Coffman of Hoopeston IL. She had two brothers, Alford Gourley of Lexington and BeBe Gourley of Dorvill GA, two sisters, Dorothy McCain and Tennie James of Lexington and a half sister, Joe James of Leechville AR.
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SAMUEL DUNCAN COFFMAN - Services for Samuel Duncan Coffman, retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 1 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Coffman, who was 69, died Tuesday morning at his home of a heart attack. He had spent his entire life in Henderson County. He leaves a brother, Jesse Coffman of Lavinia and a sister, Mrs. Alice Pegram of Atwood.
The Lexington Progress, November 30, 1956

TALITHA CUMI (STRATTON) COFFMAN, widow of the late William Coffman, died last Sunday near Bargerton in the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Adams, at the age of 86 years. Mrs. Coffman is survived by three sons, T. J. of this county, J. L. of Ada, Oklahoma, and W. I. of Ft. Worth, Texas; also two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Coffman and J. H. Adams. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Elder Eddie Rhodes officiating.
 (The Lexington Progress, September 24, 1920)

VERNON COFFMAN , age about 55, died in his home in the store building where he was operating the business at what is known as the "Blue Goose" Monday morning. He was the last of 3 sons of Cass Coffman but five sisters survive. His brothers were Newt and Victor. His surviving sisters are Mrs. Baz Jordan, Mrs. Rosa Miller, Mrs. Bill Utley, Mrs. Crawford Pendergrass and Mrs. Jim Pendergrass. A sister, Dora Burkett died several years ago. Mr. Coffman was buried at Douglas Cemetery.

Obituary dated 9 February 1940 - (Vernon Coffman took over the Blue Goose store from Tobe Cogdell. Gulf Oil painted the store blue. Coffman ran the store for 7 years. Miller ran a store across the road. Vernon Coffman ran the store from 1935 to 1941. His daughter Juanita was 17 when they moved from Blue Goose to Madison County)

VIRGINIA (COFFMAN) COFFMAN was born in Henderson County, April 15, 1862, and died near the place of her birth, April 3rd, 1934, aged 71 years. She was the daughter of the late Buck and Mrs. Cumi Coffman. Her marriage to W. H. (Bud) Coffman occurred April 15, 1885. To this union were born eight children. Two girls, Susie and Nancy, died in young womanhood. Three boys and one girl survive: Ivie, Jessie and Mrs. Joe (Alice) Pegram, all of whom live near her, and Sam, who has always made his home with her, and seemed to be extremely devoted to her. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, two brothers, John Lemons of Ada, Oklahoma, and Billie of Houston, Texas. She professed faith in Christ in early womanhood and united with the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and lived a consistent member until called by God, whom she enjoyed serving so well. She numbered her friends by her acquaintances. After funeral services in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the presence  of a throng of people were conducted by Rev. J. R. Page, the body was laid to rest to await the resurrection morn.
(The Lexington Progress, April 13, 1934)

JOSIAH CONGER , was born in Smith County , Tennessee , November 28, 1840 , and died of pneumonia, January 24th, 1924 , at his home in Lexington , having reached the age of 83 years. Mr. Conger and family first came to Lexington from Allen County, Kentucky, in 1905, and while he himself has never been very active in business life here, on account of his age, his sons have made the best of names as business men, home men and citizens. Mr. Conger first married Miss Arabell Young, who bore him eleven children, of whom five survive: Sam, Will, Robert, Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Griffin; Sam lives in Linden, Tennessee, Will and Robert here, Mrs. Tucker in Nashville and Mrs. Griffin in Marion, Arkansas The wife died July 14th, 1885, and Mr. Conger took for his second wife, Mrs. Martha McConnell, and of the six children born to this union four survive: Smith and Elmer of Lexington, Mrs. Mary Wallace, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Cora Roberts, Golden City, Colorado, together with their mother. Mr. Conger was a farmer but after coming to Lexington engaged in no business except to look after his investments into which he put his capital. Interment took place in Lexington Cemetery , Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, January 25, 1924)

MARY JANE (BARGER) CONGER , aged 78 years, died March 21st, 1939, in the home of her son Elmer Conger in Lexington, after an illness of long duration. She had been twice married, first to William McConnell, and two sons, George R. and Montague McConnell, born to that union, survive. Her second marriage was to the late Josiah Conger who died January 19th, 1924 . Four children from that union survive: Mrs. Cora Roberts, Golden, Colorado ; E. Smith Conger and Elmer Conger, Lexington ; and Mrs. Mary Wallace, Denver , Colorado . She is also survived by the following stepchildren: Mrs. Minnie Griffin, Los Angeles , California ; Mrs. Dedie Tucker, Helena , Arkansas ; W. M. Conger, Linden , Tennessee ; and J. R. Conger, Lexington . Burial in Lexington Cemetery , Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, March 24, 1939)

BIRDIE A. CONNALLY - Funeral services for Birdie Connaly were Monday March 31, 2008 at Reeds Chapel-Lexi gton. Burial followed in memory Gardens. Mrs. Connally age, 96 of Jackson passed away Friday March 28, 2008 at Jackson General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Connally, parents, Fred and Mary Elizabeth Wood. Survivors include one daughter, Bobbie M. Perkins, Jackson; one grandson, one great grandaughter and two great greats.
Lexington Progress 4/2/2008

DAVID LEANDER CONNALLY was born May 9, 1865, at Lexington. He was the son of the late Dowell Connally and Nancy Christopher Connally. He died May 15, 1945, aged 80 years. He was married three times with his wives preceding him to the grave. His first marriage was to Lou Brewer, and to this union was born two children, Murray, who died in early life, and Elmer, who is a resident of Oklahoma. His second wife was Lessie, and their only child, Euther, survives. His third marriage was to Mary Petty and after her death he lived with her daughter, Mrs. Ed Morris and family, who loved him deeply. Mr. Connally is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lou Ann Goff and Mrs. Amanda Wheatley, and two brothers, Will and Elbert Connally. One brother, John Connally, died about four years ago.
Contributed by Ginny Melton - (The Lexington Progress, May 25, 1945)

JOHN HIX CONNALLY - Services for John Hix Connally were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Jack Jay officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Connally, who was 80, died Thursday afternoon at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Tennesse, a veteran of WWII, a member of the Moose Lodge, the Lexington-Senior-Citizen Club and a Baptist. He was a retired police chief. He leaves his wife, Ann Lewis Connally; two brothers, Raymond and Waldon Connally, both of Lexington; a sister, Myrtle Conger of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, Wednesday, January 15, 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

MARY PETTY CONNALLY , wife of D.L. Connally aged 48 years, died March 13th in her home near old Center Hill in the old 11th district. She was the third wife of Mr. Connally and it is a remarkable coincidence that the last two died on the same date, six years between and from the same cause, flu and pneumonia and treated by the same doctors, Joyce and Johnson. Before this marriage Mrs. Connally was the widow of W.R. Petty and by her former marriage she leaves four daughters, Mrs. Otis Dougleas, Mrs. Oreane Sheppard, Mrs. Ed Morris and Mrs. Gladys Davis, all of this county. Mrs Connally was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Center Hill and Elder Jim Kennedy officiated the funeral. (Mary is buried in Center Hill Cemetery)
Contributed by Ginny Melton

NETTIE (SCATES) CONNALLY , Services for Nettie Scates Connally were held Friday March 25, at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed at memory Gardens. Mrs. Connally, 86, died Wed. March 24, 2004 at Hendeson County Hospital. She was retired from South Central Bell. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra McBride ofLexington; a son , Billy Connally of Brownsville; a sister, Virginia Chesney of Knoxville and 3 grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor Lexington Progress 31 Mar 2004

LORA FRANCES (DYCUS) COOK Services for Mrs. Lora F. Cook were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Dillard West officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Cook, 80, died Saturday at the home of her daughter. She was formerly of Dyer County and was a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ester Pruett of Lexington and a son, W. A. Cook of McLemoresville.
The Lexington Progress, December 3, 1970

VERA WILSON COOK , age 41 years wife of Jessie Cook and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Wilson, died Sunday morning near Bargerton. She was married in September 1911 and the four children born to the union survive; Albert, Henry and Robert and one daughter Maurine. Elder John Page conducted the funeral service held at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church after which the remains were taken to Spring Hill Cemetery for interment.
Lexington Progress 16 March 1934

CATHERINE COOPER , age 18yrs, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. C.C. Cooper of Henderson, died in the Crook sanitarium in Jackson last Tuesday. The family formerly lived at or near Mifflin and the remains were brought to Mt. Pleasant Church near Beech Bluff for interment.
Lexington Progress, January 7, 1927 - transcribed by, NC

WILLA (IVY) COOPER , Services for Mrs. Wilma Ivy Cooper were Sunday afternoon at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. J. Douglas officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Cooper, who was 50, died Friday afternoon at Lexington hospital after a five week illness. She was an inspector for Salant and Salant, Inc. in Lexington before her illness. She was born in Decatur County but had lied in Lexington for several years. She was a member of the Palestine Church. She leaves her husband, Thomas E. Cooper; a son Thomas Ivy Copper, both of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanetta Lynn Williams of Huron and Miss Patricia Ann Copper of Lexington; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Ivy of Nashville and a sister Mrs. Edith Hutcherson of Nasville.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

EDNA ELIZABETH (HAMM) COTTRELL - Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Cottrell, age 74, are scheduled for 2PM, Thursday, April 5, 2007 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Lavaughn Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Cottrell died late Monday in Lexington. She was born April 3, 1932 in Decaturville to the late Ed and Myrtle Hamm. She was a retired employee of Milan Arsenal and a member of Second Baptist Church in Lexington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Edgar Cottrell. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth “Cookie” Jones (Joe) of Lexington, her brother, Thomas Hamm of Decaturville, her sister, Vada Smith of Milan, one grandson, Greg (Amy) Jones, and one great grandchild, Collin Jones.

GEORGE W. COUNCIL - George W. Council (January 19, 1899) George W. Council died.
Notes:He was the son of Merrill and Julia Oldham Council, in 1870 census showed he was married to a Vellam, also living with in the dwelling was Lucy Council 1 yrs old Born in KY, John Lockhead born 1963 born in IL, Eliza Timberlake born 1842 in VG, and Henderson born 1861 in TN. It also says George was born in North Carolina and Vellam born in NY. He also had a son Charlie F. Married to Emma and they had a son named Frank R.
Contributed by Ginny Melton --

HARRIET VIRGINIA (ROSS) COUNCIL - Services for Mrs. Harrietta Virginia Council, 72, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Palestine Presbyterian Church by the Rev. J. J. Douglas. Mrs. Council died Monday morning at her home near Lexington. She was a Presbyterian. She is survived by one son, Roy Council; four daughters, Mrs. Effie Johnson, Mrs. Lestor Brower and Mrs. Eunice Stewart, all of this county, and Mrs. Inez Williams of Melvindale, Mich.; a brother tom Petty of Kennett; Mo., and a sister, Miss Sally Petty. Pafford Funeral Home had charge.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

JOHN TAYLOR COUNCIL , aged 64 years, died January 10th, 1935, at his home three miles south of Lexington. He is survived by his widow, one son, Roy and two daughters, Mrs. R.L. Johnson and Mrs. Leo Brower. His funeral was held by Rev. Fleetwood Ball at Palestine in the presence of may relatives and friends. John Council was a plain, inoffensive, hard-working farmer and we had never heard aught against him as a citizen. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Palestine.
Contributed by Ginny Melton (The Lexington Progress, January 18, 1935)

JULIA A. COUNCIL , aged about 95 years, died Tuesday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John M. Wadley, in the old Sixth District. Mrs. Council had been quite infirm for years but had retained wonderful vitality for one of her great age. Her remains were interred Wednesday at Palestine where others of her family lie at rest. She was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith.
Contributed by Ginny Melton - [Marker: 1810-1908] Notes: Julia, with her husband Merrill Council, had 4 sons Joseph born abt. 1833, George W. born Jun 22, 1836, Zachary Taylor born May 21, 1849,and E.S. born abt. 1852, and one daughter Mary J.15 May 1837. According to the 1860 census Merrill was married to a Julia and listed also on the census he had three sons Joseph b. abt. 1833, J.G. b. about 1848, and E.S. born abt. 1852. Also living with him at this time was his mother-in-law, a child named Rebecca Oldham and James Long.

LOYCE ARNOLD COUNCIL , aged five years, daughter of John T. Council, died last Saturday morning at her home three miles west of Lexington after two weeks of pneumonia and meningitis. Burial in Palestine Cemetery, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

ROY T. COUNCIL - Services for Roy T. Council were Tuesday at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jesse Douglas officiating. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Council, 75, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. He was a veteran of World War I. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Dodd Council and a sister, Mrs. Electra Brower of Lexington.
Contributed by Ginny Melton
Notes: He had a military marker “Tennessee Pvt US Army World War I. On his draft registry 1817-1818 roll 1853021, he was medium build with blue eyes and light brown eyes. His mother and father was John T and Harriett V. Daws Council, he had as of 1910, he had 5 sisters, Mae, Lector, Effie, Eunice, and Margie. Harriett was the Daugher of Coon Daws and her uncle was Willie Daws. He was married to Gladys Dotty. According to Pafford Funeral Home he died in VA. And Rev. Jessie Douglas Officiated.

VIOLA (PEOPLES) CROSSWELL , aged about 35 years, died Wednesday morning of this week at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Garland Crosswell. While friends here had heard that Mrs. Crosswell was not well and was on the verge of a nervous breakdown because of long continued hard study in fitting herself for a teacher of expression, the news which came on Tuesday evening that she could not live through the night was a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Crosswell, with her husband Leo Crosswell, lived in Lexington for several years. Mr. Crosswell, an employee of the N-C Railroad until his health gave way, was forced thereby to surrender his position and move to Jackson where he died. Two babes were born in Lexington, and the first died here at the age of about four months. The next child died in Jackson at the age of nine months. Mrs. Crosswell was a sweet, amiable and loving little woman - one who to know is to love. Nowhere did she have more devoted friends than here and her premature death brings real sorrow to many hearts. She was a member of the Methodist Church South and the funeral service is to be held at Jackson to be followed by interment in Lexington Cemetery immediately after arrival of the train at 4 o'clock on this our publication day - Thursday.
Lexington Progress June 23, 1916

CHRIS CROWNOVER - Funeral services for Chris Crownover, age 37, were held Thursday March 27, 2008 at Reeds Chapel with Jimmy Carter officiating. Burial followed in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Crownover, an employee of Columbus McKinnon, died Tuesday (25 March 2008) in Lexington. He is survived by 3 children, Dylan Crownover, Malory Hollowell and Tori Crownover; his mother and step-father , Vicki and Danny Bruce; a grandmother, Abby Taylor of Perryville; aunts, Lisa (Dan) Powell of Cincinnati, Glenda (Joe) Rushing, Debbie Crownover and Lynn (Terry) Davis, all of Lexington; uncles, Mike (Roseanne) Florence ofLone Oak, Arks., and Al (Ann) taylor of Reagan; and many loved cousins.
Lexington Progress 2 April 2008

J.D. CROWNOVER - Services for J. D. Crownover, 77, will be at 11 a.m. today at Reed's Chapel. Burial will be in the Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Crownover, a construction superintendent, died Wednesday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of heart failure. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Sue Crownover. He is survived by two daughters and two sons, Sherry Caldwell and Penny Lay, both of Jackson, Jerry Crownover and Steve Crownover of Lexington; two sisters and a brother, Hazel Little of Lexington, Lynn Fruchy of Toledo, Ohio, and Leonard Crownover of Jackson.
The Jackson Sun

NETTIE SUE (DAVIS) CROWNOVER - 65, died Saturday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a short illness. Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Reed's Chapel with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Crownover, the wife of J.D. Crownover, also leaves two daughter, Ms. Sherry Caldwell of Jackson and Ms. Penny Lay of Gallatin; two sons, Jerry Crownover and Steve Crownover, bothof Lexington, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Published in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, Sunday, March 10, 1991 from Mary Jo/Find-A-Grave

CHARLES E. CUNNINGHAM - The last of a large family of boys and girls, Charles E. Cunningham died in Paris TX January 5, 1945 and was buried in the Paris cemetery. This sad news was received in Lexington by his niece, Mrs. Foster Priddy. He will be remembered as a school boy, and after reaching manhood, he moved to Texas where he became a prominently known businessman. His passing removes another from the small roll of schoolmates of the publisher of his paper. He is survived by a son, H.A. Cunningham, and a daughter Mrs. Ernest Crafton.
Lexington Progress 26 January 1945

J.W. CUNNINGHAM - The funeral of Joe W. Cunningham, who died January 22, 1931 at his home, will be held January 23, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Born in Lexington September 1872, Joseph W. Cunningham came to Texas in 1889, locating in Deport, where he spent the greater portion of his life. He was married in 1896 to Edna Bishop. The family moved to Paris a few years ago and Mr. Cunningham continued to operate his mercantile business at Deport in addition to directing the operation principal of West Paris School. Surviving are his wife, one son, Kenneth and two daughtes Mrs. Lawrence Teague and Miss Grace Cunningham.
Lexington Progress 20 Feb. 1931

JOHN E. CUNNINGHAM , son of the late A.B. Cunningham, for many years a substantial citizen of Henderson County, died March 23, 1926, from pneumonia, leaving to mourn his loss, his wife, one daughter, Zula (Mrs. Paul Jodan) and one brother Walter. He married Miss Alice, daughter of the late W.V. Teague and of the two daughters born to the union, Nettie died as the wife of W.V. Winslow. The service was conducted in the home by Rev. S.T. Parham and the remains interred in the Caffey graveyard.
Lexington Progress March 26, 1926

MARY ELIZABETH (YOUNG) CUNNINGHAM , daughter of the late Basley and Drusilla Young, and widow of the late Ashley B. Cunningham, died on last Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the old 7th district, one mile from Juno at the age of 77 years, 5 months and 24 days, after an illness of about five weeks and 18 days of confinement to her bed. At the age of 16 years she was married Mr. Cunningham, March 16, 1855. Of the eight children born to that union some died in childhood and but two survive, John E. and Walter S., the latter living with her at the time of her death and ever since the death of his father which occurred August 19, 1905. She is survived by one brother, John W. Young, who lives in the same section of the county. The funeral occurred at 3 p.m. the service conducted by Rev. I.M. King, and the remains interred in the family burial ground beside her husband and children.
Lexington Progress May 12, 1916

MARY DEE CUNNINGHAM - Funeral services for Mary Dee Cunningham will be Saturday Feb. 20, 2010 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Blytheville AR. Mrs. Cunningham, age 92, formerly of Lexington died Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 in Silver Springs Maryland. She was the daughter of Joe Milt Phillips and Josie Lindsey Phillips and the wife of the late Joe Cunningham. She was born in 1917 in Dyer Co and worked as a nuse in Michigan and returned to Lexington where her parents had grown up after she retired. She was a devoted wife and mother who was sustained by her strong Christian faith and generously gave her time to nurture and care for family. Survived by two sons, Jerry and Bill; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb. 2010

RANSON CUNNINGHAM - Died in this county on the 14th inst., Mr. Ranson Cunningham. Age 80 years.
Lexington Reporter, June 13, 1875

RICHARD CUNNINGHAM , son of the late I.N. and Mrs. Alice Stewart Cunningham, died at his home in Plainview Texas, Friday of last week. Mr. Cunningham, since his family left Lexington about 38 years ago, had lived in Corsicana TX and with his wife moved to Plainview about 3 years ago. He was stricken with appendicitis and when operated on, complications were found and he died a few hours after the operation. Surviving him are his wife and brother, E.W. Cunningham, and two sisters, Mrs. W.W. Hebrith of TX and Mrs. Foster Priddy of Lexington. The body was brought back to his old home, Corsicana for interment.
Lexington Progress April 14, 1939

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