OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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BEATRICE DAVIS , 85 of Blytheville AR died Friday Dec. 11, 2009 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro AR. Born in Lexington TN to Wiley and Missie (Pruitt) Middleton, she lived most of her life in Blytheville. She retired from the Borg Warner Corporation. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her hsuband Thomas Davis, a son James Davis and a brother Jerry Middleton. Survivors include her children, Linda Tucker o fManila, and Ann Humphreys of Tyronza; daughter-in-law Lavern Davis of Lexington, her brothers Hershel and Gene Middleton and Dewayne Middleton of Erin TN; one sister Bernice Caine of Grand Junction CO; and two grandchildren. Services were Dec. 14, 2009 at the Cobb Funeral Home. Burial followed in Center Hill Cemetery in Lexington.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 2009

BOBBY GENE DAVIS - Services for Bobby Gene Davis were Saturday August 28, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Davis, age 67, died August 25, 2010 in Jackson. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Davis Westbrook and a son Terry (Lynn) Davis of Lexington, three sisters, Delores Dunavant of Memphis, Judy Perry of Olive Branch, MS and Linda Kay Burton of Lexington; three brothers, Larry and Darrell Davis ofLexington and Dennis Davis ofJackson; three grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Loy and Virginia Davis and a brother Donald Davis.
Lexington Progress 1 Sept. 010

CHARLES RAY DAVIS - Funeral services for Charles Ray Davis Jr. were May 29, 2009 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Henderson Co TN. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery. Mr. Davis was a truck driver for Wonder Bread/Continental Baking Co. He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Davis of Reagan. He was preceded by his wife, Joyce Davis in 1998.
Lexington Progress 3 June 2009

CLARK DAVIS - A telephone message from Lexington Saturday to Attorney Gen. J.M. Porterfield stating that Clark Davis, a young man, had been mortally wounded on Friday at Perryville by the door keeper of a show and he died Friday night. According to the information it appears that Davis was drinking and attempted to enter a side show before some ladies and was told to wait by the showman. Davis became angry and drew his pistol and was struck by the showman with a club. The latter, we learn, was tried and released.
(West Tennessee Whig June 22, 1887 - Crossing the Dark River by Brenda Fiddler)

DOSSIE DERRYBERRY DAVIS - Services for Dossie Davis will be today [Wednesday] at 2 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. John D. Small and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Davis, who was 58, died Monday morning at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marie Davis of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Kathy Fiddler of Darden; a son, Larry B. Davis of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Earlie Maness and Mrs. Dorothy Waugh, both of Lexington; a brother, Ollie Davis of Huntingdon; and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 2, 1981

ELTON "POODLE" WHITLOW DAVIS - Funeral services for Mr. Elton “Poodle” W. Davis are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2005 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Mr. Davis died Monday in Jackson. He was born March 18, 1947 in Hardin County to the late Bert Hershel and Margretta Fitts Davis. He was an Air Force Veteran and a Southern Baptist. He worked for 27 years at Columbus McKinnon and for the last 7 years at Johnson Controls of Lexington as a service engineer. He is survived by his two daughters, Gretta Davis of Murfreesboro and Whitney Davis of Lexington; three brothers, Mike and Roy Davis of Milledgeville and David Davis of Savannah; a sister, Gail Benson of Sardis; four nieces and three nephews; and a dear, loving friend, Nancy Blankenship of Lexington. The family received friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and will today, Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until time of service.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

FREDA L. (ROBERTS) DAVIS - Services for Freda L. Davis were held Sunday, July 17th at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Hare Cemetery. Mrs. Davis, age 78, died Thursday, July 14, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Roy Davis of Huntingdon; a daughter, Patti Todd of Lexington; 2 sons, Jerry Davis of Lexington and Roger Davis of Michigan; 2 brothers, Walter Roberts of Lexington and David Roberts of MS; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005

GRAPEL SHELBY DAVIS - Services for Grapel Davis were Friday Dec. 17, 2010 at Darden Pentecostal Church with Rev. Vaughn Hamm, Rev. Raymond Roach and Rev. Bonnie Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Davis, age 94, owner of Grapel's Fabric Shop, died Dec. 15, 2010 at her home in Darden. She was born Nov. 11, 1916. She was preceded by her parents Perry and Lula Shelby, brothers and sisters-in-law W.L. (Lois) Shelby, Edward Shelby, Nobel (Nell) Shelby, Obed Shelby, Bobby Shelby, Dwayne Shelby; sister and brother-in-law Lunell (Raymond) Pierce; one grandson, Kevin Weatherford. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Weatherford, Darden; two brother; Paulus (Neva) Shelby, Jackson; Titis (Emily) Shelby of Wyoming; two sister-in-law, Melby Shelby and Eloise Shelby, one sister Jean (Raymond) Hensley, Hohenwald; one grandchild, Alan (Megan) Weatherford; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Sam Weatherford. Pallbearers were loving nephews of Grapel, James Birchfield, Joey Hensley, Johnny Hensley, David Shelby, Philip Shelby and A.J. Shelby. Busic provided by Grapel's loving nieces and nephews, Joy Weathersbee, Philip Shelby, Beverly Shelby, Dan Weathersbee, and Tina Shelby.
Lexington Progress 22 Dec 2010

GLYNN RAYBURN DAVIS - Services for Glynn Rayburn Davis were July 23, 2011 in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral HOme. Interment followed in the Davis Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Davis, age 74, of Huron TN died July 20, 2011 at Jackson Hospital. He was a retired auto parts store owner. He was preceded by two sons, Kent Davis and John Davis. He is survived by his wife of five years, Lucille Davis; two brothers, Kenneth Davis Jr. and Dlayton of Shalimar FL.
Lexington Progress July 27, 2011

HENRY FRANKLIN DAVIS - Services for Henry Franklin Davis were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. J. V. Reeves and Brian Oakes officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Davis, who was 80, died Friday, March 4, at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maxine H. Davis of Darden; a son, Jimmy H. Davis of Germantown, Tn.; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Biggs of St. Louis, MO and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, March 9, 1994

J. HERSIE DAVIS - Services for J. Hersie Davis were Saturday at Reeds Chapel with Rev. Nowell Bingham officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Davis, 79, died Thursday night at his home here. He was a lifelong resident of the county and a retired building contractor. He was a Methodist, a Mason, an Eastern Star and Woodman of the World. He leaves 3 sons, Herbert and Loyce of Lexington and Connie of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Harris of Lexington and Mrs. Rebecca Jennings of Cincinnati; two brother, Will of Jackson, Cecil of Ft. Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Callie Burns of Brownsville TX and Mrs. Maggie Stewart of Atwood.
Lexington Progress 17 March 1966

JACK COLUMBUS DAVIS - Federal Prohibition Enforcement officer, died in Jackson, Wednesday afternoon of last week in the Crook Sanatorium, five days after an operation for acute appendicitis. He was suddenly stricken with appendicitis while in Jackson on Wednesday night, April 6th, but was not operated on until Friday afternoon, the 8th, and from the first his case was a serious one. Mr. Davis was born in Henderson County, September 8th, 1867, and was a son of the late Henry and Martha Davis, the first of his father's three wives. His only surviving whole brother is "Link," who lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. His half brothers are Will of Watertown, Tennessee, J. G. of Mattson, Mississippi, and Henry, who is at home. His surviving sisters are Mrs. John L. Sullivan of Lexington and Mattie, who is at home. The remains were brought back to his home on the next day after his death and on last Friday, the funeral occurred at Union Church, Revs. W. F. Boren and Fleetwood Ball officiating. Many years ago Mr. Davis had made the profession of faith and joined the Baptist Church. Jack Davis, like all men holding political office, had his enemies, and we are sure that he had many personal friends, the members of this office being numbered among them for many years. He always had a word of cheer for his friends and seemed generally to look on the bright side of life.

More than thirty years ago he married Miss Eva, daughter of the late R. Winfield McKelvey and Mrs. Bettie McKelvey and the following children and their mother survive, the children being Mable (Mrs. K. K. Houston) of Parsons, Wilbur, Mrs. ___ Reed of this county, and Misses Nell and Jackie, who are at home near Chesterfield; and two sons, Ralph and Teddy, both at home.
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JAMES RAYMOND DAVIS was born Feb. 10, 1920 and departed this life, April 15, 1922 after several weeks of illness of scarlet fever. He leaves his father and mother, T.N. and Mrs. H.L. Davis, three sisters and two brothers. We take this method of thanking our good neighbors and relatives and many friends for the kindness shown during the sickness and death of our love done -- his sister.
Lexington Progress 28 Apr 1922

JEWELL DEAN DAVIS , age 81, died on Feb. 5, 2012 in Lexington. She is survived by a sister; Nadine Woods; and 9 nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband Sam Davis, her parents Troy and Mae Woods; a son Sammy Davis, a brother R.V. Wood, a sister Madge Wood and a baby brother. Services were Feb. 7, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Clint Sanders and Brian Hays officiating. Burial followed in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress

JOHN BROWN DAVIS Services for John Brown Davis, 75 {born July 11, 1900}, retired farmer, were today at Union Baptist Church with David Walker and Joe Vandyke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Davis died Thursday {November 20, 1975} at Lexington-Henderson County General Hospital after a long illness. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Pattie Neely Davis of Chesterfield; a son, John Neely Davis of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Miss Karen Davis of Nashville ; and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis

KATIE MAXINE DAVIS Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Maxine Davis, age 94, are scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Davis passed away Wednesday in Lexington. She was born January 31, 1918 in Henderson County to the late Hollie and Hester Woods Hayes. She was a retired farmer and a member of Bible Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Henry F. Davis. Survivors include her son, Jimmy H. Davis (Christine Menzel) of Germantown, two brothers, J. R. and James Hayes of Lexington, and her grandson, Patrick Davis.
Lexington Progress Aug. 22, 2012

LESSIE GRAY DAVIS - Services for Mrs. Lessie Gray Davis were Wednesday, January 2 at Reed's Chapel with burial in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Davis, who was 92, died Tuesday, January 1, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She leaves one step-daughter, Norene Davis; one sister, Lissie Hatchett, Lexington; one step-grandson; and two step-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 2, 2002

LARRY B. DAVIS - Services for Larry B. Davis were Sunday, May 30, at Maizes Chapel Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Davis, who was 52, died Friday, May 28 at his home. He was an employee of MagneTek Century. He leaves his wife, Elizabeth Davis of Lexington; three daughters, Tonya Davis, Kelly Davis and Leigh Davis, all of Lexington; a son, Chad Davis of Lexington; his mother, Marie Davis of Lexington and a sister, Kathy Fiddler of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, June 22, 1999

MARCELLA L. DAVIS - Funeral services for Marcella L. Davis were Sunday April 27, 2008 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Darden Cem. Mrs. Davis, 88, died Thursday April 24, 2008. She is survived by two sons, James Davis Jr., Dyer and Jan Davis, Michigan; one brother, Sam Danielson, CA; seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress April 30, 2008

MARGIE LEE HATCHETT DAVIS - Funeral services for Margie Davis, age 83, were Sunday Nov. 30, 2008 at Reeds Chapel. Rev. Don Jones and John D. Small officiated. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Davis was born June 6, 1925 to Mr.a nd Mrs. Simpson Hatchett. She was a retired supervisor of Salant and Salant. After retirement she spent many hous volunteerying formany organizations and charities. She was very active with HOPE Ministries, served on the board of RSVP for many years and was an active member of the FCE club and served as President. She was an active member of Natchez Trace Baptist Church. She served as treasurer of her daughters political campaigns. She was preceded by her husband of 60 years, W.J. Davis and 2 grandchildren, Pro-wrestler Eddie Gilbert and Kristi Dawn Alexander. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Gilbert (Tommy) and Patsy Alexander (Jerry M) four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Active pall bearers are Johnny Adams, WIllie Hugh Pusser, Mitchell Hatchett, Wayne Hatchett, Howard Jowers, Mickey Lewis, Jim Minor and Casey Wood.

MARIE (MANESS) DAVIS - Services for Mrs. Marie Davis, age 71, are Nov. 21, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Corinth Baptist Cemetery. Pafford in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Davis passed away in Nashville. She was born June 12, 1941 in Henderson County to the late Willie Lee and Leva Jane (Arnold) Maness. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1960 and was a retired employee from Leroy Somer, Brown Shoe, and the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville and active in the choir. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Michael Davis of Milledgeville, two sons, Brad (Mary Ann Howell) Davis of Brush Creek TN and Shannon (Jill) Davis of Scotts Hill, one sister Judy (Roy) Sharp of Linden, one brother, Robert (Frances) Maness of Wildersville and three grandchildren. He was preceded by one brother Willie Lee Maness Jr. and two sisters, Mary Katherine Maness Hendrix and Carol Jane Maness.
Lexington Progress 21 Nov 2012

MARK MARION DAVIS - Services for Mr. Mark Marion Davis, age 51, scheduled for 2 p.m. October 14, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Stan McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cem. He died late Friday 10/10/2008 in Lexington. He was born April 30, 1957 to the late Loyce and Johnnie Marion Davis. He was preceded in death by one brother John W. Davis.
Lexington Progress 15 October 2008

MARY J. (SNIDER) DAVIS , age 71 of Huron died Sunday August 16, 2009 in Jackson. She was a retired teacher of 30 years and a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Earle Davis, two daughters Barbara (Jim) Reszel of Camden, Beth (Brian) Snider Veleke of Germantown two stepdaughters Charlotte Mullins of Lexington and Catherine Woods of Memphis, two sons Steve (Courtney) Sanders of Doniphan MO, Billy Joe Sanders of Camden, a stepson Jerry Snider of Lexingtn two sisters Charlene (Dale) Mills of WhiteBluff, TN and Carolyn Jordan of Bolivar, five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

MILDRED DAVIS - Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Louise Davis, 78, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2004 from the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Latch officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery in Lexington, TN. Mrs. Davis died Sunday, January 11, 2004 at her home. She was born in Lexington, TN, daughter of the late Cleo and Alpha Sisson Burton. Mrs. Davis retired in 1987 as a long time secretary for Equitable Insurance Company. She was a senior member and Sunday School teacher at North Jackson Baptist Church. A true testimony concerning our precious mother and sister in Christ is one of sanctification. In this process the spirit of God strips one down until nothing in left but one's self. That is the place of death. As we pray 'Lord Reveal Sanctification,' Our Lord does this as meaning to be made one with Jesus. Sanctification for our beloved Mickey and each one of us is not something Jesus puts in us... it is himself in us. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Stewart N. Davis on May 22, 1985. Survivors include two sons, Steve and wife Jackie Davis and Larry and wife Gudrun Chances, all of Memphis, TN; three grandchildren, Monica Farmer and Ricky Farmer; five great grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher, Kristy, Joleesa and Taylor.

MYRTLE GRAY DAVIS - Davis Services Held Saturday: Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Gray Davis were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Darden Pentecostal Church with Rev. Vaughn Hamm and Rev. Cletus Duke and Rev. R. B. Boyd officiating. Interment was in the Corinth Cemetery in Henderson County . Mrs. Davis, age 84, died August 15, {1974} in Henderson County . She was a housewife and a member of the Darden Pentecostal Church . She leaves two sons, Floyd Davis and Martin Davis, both of Darden; a daughter, Ruth Austin of Darden; a brother, G. C. Armstrong of Memphis ; a sister, Mrs. Buren Moore of Parsons; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis

RUBY (DUKE) DAVIS - Services for Mrs. Ruby Duke Davis, age 94, were Saturday July 3, 2010 at Corinth Baptist Church in Darden with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Davis died late Wednesday (30 Jun 2010) at her home. She was born Jan. 4, 1916 in Henderson County to the late James Carless and Maude Wilkins Duke. She was a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis was preceded in Death by her husband Mr. Floyd Davis, three brothers, Ohlen, Van and Roy Duke and a grandson Brett Edward Davis. Survivors include her son, Larry E. Davis (Brenda) of Darden, three brothers, Guy Loyce Duke of Jackson, Edward C. Duke (Nancy) of Hendersonville, and J.C. Duke Jr. (Linda) of Darden, two sisters, Lorene Maxwell of Dyer and Elma McDaniel of Lexington, one grandson Dustin Shane Davis (Brandi) one great grandaughter, Ella Kate Davis and two step great grandchildren, C.J. and Callie Whitfield.
Lexington Progress 7 July 2010

RUMELL (DICKSON) DAVIS - Funeral services for Rumell Davis were Sunday August 10, 2008. Burial followed in COrinth Cemetery in Darden. Mrs. Davis age 81, passed away August 7, 2008 at Decatur County Hsp. She was preceded by her husband, Ray Davis; one son, Dale Davis; one daughter, Joyce Helms. Survivors include three daughters, Betty Byrd of Sardis, Linda Pearson, Decaturville, Johnnie Davis, Sardis; one son, Danny Davis of Lexington; five grandchildren and eight Greatgrandchildren.
Lexington Progress 13 August 2008

SAM DAVIS - Services for Sam Davis are today [Wednesday] at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Davis, who was 72, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired farmer, a veteran of WWII and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grapel Rimmer Davis; three sons, Kenneth Davis, Tommy Davis, Jerry Davis, all of Huron; two sisters, Mrs. Lennie Keller and Mrs. Pauline White, both of Antioch, Calif.; two brothers, Audie Davis of Senath, Mo., and Raythal Davis of Farmington, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 7, 1988

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIS was born near the spot of which he died June 26, 1921, in his home 2 1/2 miles north of Darden. He was about 86 years old and was the last of five brothers and two sisters. He had been thrice married, his first wife being Miss Reynolds, and of the three children born to that union two survive: Link of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Jack, of this county. His second wife was Eliza Hodge and she was the mother of four children: three survive--Will Davis, Watertown, Tennessee; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Lexington; and James G. Davis, Darling, Mississippi. His third wife he married when an old man and four children were born to that union: two died and two survive, a girl of about ten years and a boy of seven. Mr. Davis was a farmer all his working life and a Republican all his voting life, he being just 21 years of age when that party was organized in 1856. Since young manhood or earlier he had been a member of the Baptist Church and his membership was with the church at Darden. He was a hardworking man all of his days since boyhood until the winter of 1917, when he fell on ice and so crippled himself that he was forced to go on crutches and was disabled from performing any labor. When the funeral service was held in Corinth Church, in sight of his home and perhaps in sight of the place of his birth, the large concourse of people was in attendance, many from quite a distance, and the voluntary tributes paid his life and character, showed the esteem in which he was held and that he possessed one of the first requisites toward being a good man, that he was a good neighbor. The funeral service was conducted in Corinth Church, Elders Frank Boren and L. T. Carrington officiating.
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EVALENA (REED) DEERE - Services for Mrs. Evalena Deere, age 91, were held Sunday Nov. 4, 2012 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Walker and Bro. Donald Bain officiating. Interment followed in Rock Hill Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Deere passed away Friday in Lexington. She was born Nov. 3, 1920 in Chesterfield to the late Clarence and Myrtle Mae (Wise) Reed. She was a retired seamstress for Decaturville Sportswear and a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was preceded by her husband Nolon Deere, two brohthers, Jesse Malcolm Reed and Vaughn Lee Reed and an infant sister. Survivors include her two sons, Larry Deere and Don Deere of Lexington, three grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7 Nov 2012

JERRY DEERE - Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Deere, age 68, are scheduled, for 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2007 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. David. Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. Deere died Friday in Jackson He was born December 23, 1938 in Henderson County to the late Oliver and Genia McPeake Deere. He was a retired employee of Swan Hose and a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and Cheap Valley Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Deere. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mrs. Gloria Duke Deere of Lexington, one son, Greg (Teresa) Deere of Lexington, his two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jessica Deere, and his sister, Mrs. Ellen Ruebensaal of Perrysburg, Ohio
September 26, 2007. Lexington Progress.

NOLAN DEERE - Services for Nolon Deere age 92, were March 31, 2012 at Rock Hill Baptist Church. Interment followed in Rock Hill Cem. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Deere passed away late Wednesday in Lexington. He was aborn July 28, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Benj. Harrison and Euda (Wright0 Deere. He was a farmer, a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed playing guitar and fiddle as well as singing. He was preceded by two brothers, Carl and Ralph Deere and a sister Lucille Scott. Survivors include his wife of 72 years Evalena; two sons, Larry and Don Deere, one sister Arbie Jane Blankenship and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 4 Apr 2012

SIM E. DEERE , aged 65 years, died at his home six miles east of Lexington August 28th after an illness of more than two years. He is a son of the late Thomas and Polly Deere and died within a distance of where he was born. He was married when young to Miss Ellen Azbill, who preceded him to the grave February 20th, 1920. Surviving this union are three children, Mrs. E.M. (Jennie) Wade, Oliver C. Deere and Mrs. Hal (Mildred) Johnson. His second marriage was to Miss Vira Richardson, who with one little daughter, Nina Lou, survived him. He leaves also two brothers, L.D. Deere, and John C. Deere. His funeral service was conducted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball and his body laid to rest in the family burial ground.
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ELMA (WILLIAMS) DAVIS DENNISON , wife of W.A. Dennison, died at the family home near Chesterfield April 30th, 1932. She was born February 22, 1896, and was the daughter of Mrs. H.C. Williams of Detroit Michigan, by her first husband, the late Thomas Davis. She is survived by her husband, two stepchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Watson of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Mrs. Mona McPeake of Detroit Michigan. Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducted the funeral services with burial at Union Cemetery.
Linda Fiedor - The Lexington Progress May 6, 1932

LOUISE (ESSARY) DENNISON - Funeral Services for Mrs. Louise Essary Dennison, 88, were conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Chesterfield with the Rev. Edwin E. Deusner in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Dennison died early Monday morning at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Will Derryberry with whom she had made the daughter of the late N.C. Essary and Hannah Ingram Essary. Her husband, Sherman Dennison died in 1934. Mrs. Dennison had been a member of Union Baptist Church since August 1885. She is survived by one sister Mrs. Bell McCall, one daughter, Mrs. Lovie Derryberry and one son, Herby Dennison of Huntingdon.
Lexington Progress 28 mar 1952

MAYRENE WYLIE DENNISON - Services for Mrs. Mayrene Wylie Dennison were Thursday at First Baptist Church with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Dennison, who was 75, died Monday in Charleston, S. C. where she was visiting. She was a retired nurse, a member if the Eastern Star. American Legion Auxillary and was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Robert Dennison of Charleston, S. C. and a grandson.
The Lexington Progress, January 1, 1975

ORVIE G. DENNISON - Services for Ovie G. Dennison were January 1, at Reed’s Chapel with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Dennison, who was 89, died Sunday night at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis after a long illness. He was a longtime resident of Lexington, a retired self-employed automobile dealer and a veteran of WWI. He leaves his wife, Hazel Dennison; a daughter, Carlene March of Memphis; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 1986 - Transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

N. SHERMAN DENNISON , son of the late Chesley and Polly I. Dennison ws born in Henderson County November 4, 1866 and died in his home near Chesterfield July 15, 1934. On December 4, 1881 he was married to Lovie A. daughter of Mr. Derryberry. The deceased was a grandson of the late Robert R. Dennison who lived to the age of 93 years, and is survived by one brother, Phillip and two sisters, Mrs. Jake Wallace and Miss Rebecca Dennison of Dyer County. He became a member of the Baptist Church at Union in August 1885 and in that faith and fellowship he died. The funeral was held there by Rev. Fleetwood Ball.
Lexington Progress 20 July 1934.

PHILLIP J. DENNISON - son of the late Robert R. and Nancy Walker Dennison, one of a family of sixteen children, was born on the hill on the side of Chesterfield near the former village of Lone Elm November 22, 1851, and passed to his final rest, in Lexington, in his former home and the present home of his cousin, Mrs. Rosetta Blount, at the hour of 11:40 , last Saturday morning, May 13th, 1916. For the past few years Mr. Dennison had been apparently in declining health, with occasional rallies, as unusually serious until about a week before his death, as shown by the fact that his adopted daughter, Miss Robbie Clements Dennison, was not called from Memphis until exactly a week before Mr. Dennison answered the final summons. Neither was it deemed necessary to notify Mrs. F. H. Watson, at Jonesboro, Arkansas, until about the same time. This reference is made to Mrs. Watson because as Vena Williams, a niece of the late Mrs. P. J. Dennison, she was principally reared in that household here in Lexington. Mr. Dennison himself did not seem to realize the seriousness of his condition until a very short time before the end. In the year 1872 our subject was married to Miss Clemmie McKelvey, daughter of Turner and Tennessee McKelvey, who moved to Tennessee from South Carolina. While no children came to bless this union, in point or affectionate devotion the marriage was a happy one until Mrs. Dennison died, July 27, 1908. In the year 1876, Mr. Dennison went into business at old Lone Elm with his father as a partner, we are informed, and there he remained until 1882, when he came to Lexington and bought out the grocery business of Howard & Teague (Sam Howard and "Dock" Teague, both dead now), and in this grocery business Mr. Dennison was not long after its purchase, joined by George W. WcCaii, who came over from the Lone Elm neighborhood and purchased an interest therein. The business of Dennison & McCall was located at the present W. W. Sweatt stand and in the early part of 1884 they converted it into a dry goods business, which they continued until 1887, when Mr. McCall sold his interest to Mr. E. Muse. The firm of Dennison & Muse stood and did well for four years, when the stock was divided and Mr. Dennison moved to the W. C. McHaney building on the west corner of the public square, where he remained altogether some twelve or more years, finally selling out to C. F. McHaney and J. R. Kirby. In 1905 Mr. Dennison took business connection with the Nashville cotton firm of Gilbert Bros., which connection as a buyer of cotton he retained to the last--and there are lying on his cotton yard today several bales of cotton last bought by him, as mute reminders to the people of "Uncle Phillip" in the capacity and connection in which perhaps he was best known to the greater number of people.

For the period of 8 years and up to 2 years ago, Mr. Dennison was also engaged in the railroad tie business in connection with our townsman, Mr. f. A. Enochs, and that business connection resulted in a personal friendship between the partners which remained unshaken to Mr. Dennison's last hour. In that connection Mr. Dennison also became warmly attached in friendship to Mr. W. J. Hills, Superintendent of the P-M branch of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. Mr. Dennison is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Francis Duke, of this county, Mrs. Amanda Smith, of the town of Kenton, and Mrs. Mary Myracle, of this county; also two brothers, Henry, of Trenton, Gibson County, and R. Lafayette, of this county. Of others nearest to him, he is survived by Mrs. F. H. Watson, referred to in this obituary, and by his adopted daughter, Miss Robbie Clements Dennison, who was adopted by him two or three years ago, and who has since made her home here with him and in Memphis with her mother, Mrs. Jennie Clements, who was formerly married to Dr. In/in Dennison, who died in Texas. The affection between Mr. Dennison and his adopted daughter seemed as real and strong as if they had been connected by ties of blood. In speaking of Mr. Dennison, after living in the same town with him for more than thirty years, I can say that I knew him as well as he was known by any one not so intimately connected in business with him as Tom Enochs was. He was a man of considerable peculiarities, strong and unyielding opinions and unshakable integrity. He was intimate with but few in his life and never seemed to seek personal friendships. He was disposed to be accommodating and I am told was the bestower of charities done by one hand not known by the other. To my mind Phillip Dennison was an honest man in all his dealings and his whole inclination prompted him to lead the life of a good citizen, but it was as a husband to his childless wife and as a son to his aged father that he displayed the best that was in him. I liked Phillip Dennison and not once in the thirty-two years since I came to Lexington in 1884 was there a break in the friendly feeling that existed between us. The remains and some 150 people were carried to Union Church near Chesterfield Sunday afternoon on a special train run by friends and relatives of the deceased, and the service over the body was conducted by Revs. Fleetwood Ball, pastor of Lexington Church, and W. F. Boren, pastor of Union Church. Several citizens in short talks paid tribute to the character of the deceased. After the service in the church those of his beloved wife and the bereaved adopted daughter, relatives and friends left him in silence buried in the bosom of Mother Earth and under a mountain of beautiful floral tributes.--W. V. Barry.
Lexington Progress 19 May 1916
  Biography

RON DENNISON - Among a throng of people that completely filled the First Baptist Church and lined the walls and the vestible, the last rites for Mr. Roy Dennison, 55, were held last THursday. Friends from far and near gattered at the home of the Jackson Highway and followed the funeral cortege to the church and then on to the Lexington Cemetery where interment was made. Two trucks and two cars were used to transfer the many floral offerings. The oration was given by Rev. Edwin Deusner, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Cooke VanDyke led in prayer and a quartet composed of Miss Connie Lou Sullivan, Mrs. Aubrey Pafford, J.C. Jowers and M.H. Tolley rendered two beautiful numbers. Miss Flossie Ball was at the instrument. Mr. Dennison was known and loved by hundreds of people in this and adjoining counties. He lived a quiet useful life and will be missed. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a long time member of the Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mayrene, a son Bobby and his mother Mrs.P.H. Dennison.
Lexington Progress 2 Nov. 1945

BEULAH (CAREY) DERRYBERRY - Services for Mrs. Beulah C. Derryberry were Friday, August 16, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Derryberry, who was 89, died Wednesday, August 14, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker and the widow of Bradley Derryberry. She leaves two daughters, Marie Davis of Lexington and Exie Beal of Huron; a son, Joe Henry Derryberry of Darden; a brother, Joe Carey of Lexington, six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 21, 1996

BOBBY LYNN DERRYBERRY – - Services for Bobby Derryberry were Monday at Wildersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Howell Gossett officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Derryberry, 26, died Saturday. He was a former construction worker. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tolley Derryberry of Wildersville; four brothers, Lanny Derryberry, Danny Derryberry and Larry Derryberry, all of Wildersville and Eddie Derryberry of Camp Cherry Point, N. C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Paulette Nichols and Miss Tammy Derryberry, both of Wildersville.
The Lexington Progress, December 27, 1972

DEBBIE DERRYBERRY - Funeral services for Debbie Derryberry, were August 16, 2009 at Corinth Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Derryberry, age 55, died August 13, 2009 at her home. She is survived by her husband Donald Derryberry; a daughter, Janie Autry of Darden; two sons, Brad of Lexington and Wade of Parsons; a sister, Madonna Wall of Lexington and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 19 August 2009

JAMES DERRYBERRY - 67, ofWildersville died March 26, 2012 at his home. He was a retired employee ofHenderson County Comm. Hospital. He is survived by his wife Brenda Derryberry, a son John Thoms Derryberry of Memphis; 2 sisters Susie (Roger) Nichols of Wildersvile andTami Hayes ofYuma, a brother Eddie Derryberry of TX. He was preceded by his parents Tollie and Pauline Derryberry and 4 rothers, Terry Lee, Bobby Lynn, Lanny Gene and Danny Derryberry. Serives will be March 28, 2012 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Jones Cem.
Lexington Progress March 28, 2012

JOHN BRADLEY DERRYBERRY – - Services for John Bradley Derryberry were Thursday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. John D. Small and Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mr. Derryberry, who was 75, died Tuesday afternoon at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a Henderson County native, a retired farmer, and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Beulah Carey Derryberry of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Davis of Darden and Mrs. Excell Beal of Huron; a son, Joe Henry Derryberry of Darden; a sister, Mrs. Laveda Reeves of Lexington; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 9-10-1986 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

L. DELVER DERRYBERRY , son of the late Henderson and Mrs. Nancy J. Derryberry, was born in Henderson County near old Lone Elm, east of Lexington fifty years ago. He died Jan. 1, 1931 in the home of his sister Mrs. Fred Armstrong. Delver was affectionately called "Big Un" by his manty friends and he was the personification of good nature, which accounted for the fact that he was universally liked. He is survived by two brothers, S.L. and W.A. Derryberry and three sisters, Mesdames E.W. Dennison, J.W. Joyner and Fred Armstrong. Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducted the service with burial in the Wallace graveyard near the old Derryberry home east of Lexington.
(Lexington Progress Jan. 9, 1931)

AUDIE GALVESTON DICKSON - Services for Audie Galveston Dickson of Reagan, Tenn., father of Mrs. Clell Mangrum of Memphis, will be at 2 p.m today at Union Hill Baptist Church at Scotts Hill, Tenn. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill in charge. Mr. Dickson, who was 79, died Thursday night at Lexington- Henderson County Hospital after a heart attack.
Commercial Appeal 13 July 1968

CALLIE (BARTHOLOMEW) DICKSON - Services for Mrs. Callie Bartholomew Dickson were Monday at Judson Baptist Church with the Revs. J. T. Todd and Larry Lewis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in chard. Mrs. Dickson, who was 71, was pronounced dead late Saturday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital, apparently of a heart attack. She was a retired employee of Decaturville Sports Wear, a native of Henderson County and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, the Rev. Jack Aubry Dickson of Scotts Hill; two daughters, Drusilla Moody of Scotts Hill and Mary Ann Walker of Lexington; two sisters, Monnie Rhodes and Willa Dean Powers, both of Scotts Hill; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, Wednesday, January 29, 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

DENA (LEDBETTER) DICKSON was born November 8, 1878 and died April 22, 1943 age 64 years. She ws married to Alba O'Gwin and to this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Bessie) Hensley of Hohenwald. He preceded her about 38 years ago. She then married Ben Dickson and there were four children; Mrs. Riley (Murl) McPeake, Mrs. Lloyd (Pearl) McPeake, Mrs. L.C. (Katherine) Williams and one son Albert all living in Lexington. Mr. Dickson died about 10 years ago.
Lexington Progress 7 May 1943

DARRON DALE DICKSON , age 67, passed away Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012 in Memphis. He is survived by two sons, Jason of Reagan and Darron Jr. of Crest Hill IL; two daughters, Dawn Haley of Joliet IL and Shawn Wascher of Plainfield IL; mother, Mary Whitlow Franks of Reagan; 1 sister Rhonda Spain of Reagan; one brother, Kay Dickson and nine grandchildren. He was preceded by his father Jesse Lee Dickson; one daughter, Michelle Dickson; one brother, Robert Dickson and one siser Maria. Services were held Nov. 23, 2012 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Nov. 28, 2012

JAMES GLEN DICKSON - Services for Mr. James Glen Dicksno age 62, are scheduled for 2 pm Dec. 2, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Middlefork Cemetery. Mr. Dickson died Sunday at his home in Lexington. He was preceded by his father, Herman Dickson; a brother, Randy and a grandson Nathan. Survivors include his mother Mary Beiter of Lexington; two daughters, Kimberly Aguilar of Tempe AZ and James Garcia of Kokomo IN; two sisters, Linda Ross of Lexington and Donna Saucier of Luray and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

JOHN OTIS DICKSON - Services for John Otis Dickson, 71, were conducted Tuesday at Marl Bluff by Coy Johnson. Mr. Dickson died at a Jackson hospital early Monday morning. He had been hospitalized about two weeks. Mr. Dickson was a native Henderson Countian and had spent his entire life in the Reagan community. He was the son of John and Emily Weaver Dickson. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Ida Dickson; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Essary and Mrs. Pauline Carter and a son, Guy Dickson, with the state game and fish organization. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral home in charge.
Lexington Progress 5/4/51

JOHN THOMAS DICKSON - Services for John T. Dickson were Monday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Dyson officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery. Mr. Dickson, 66, died Saturday at Veterans Hsp. in Memphis after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and later moved to Memphis. He was a retired auto mechanic and WWII Veteran. He was a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Ruby Dickson of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Sylvia Paul, Mrs. Sheila DeLorenze and Mrs. Carol Swann, all of Memphis; a son, John R. Dickson of Memphis, a sister, Nancy Powers of Memphis; three brothers, Aubrey of Scotts Hill, Frank of Decaturville and Ed of Jackson and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress December 10, 1986

PAUL DICKSON - Funeral services for Mr. Paul Dickson were held Friday March 12, 2004 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Don Jnes and Bro. Don Franks officiating. Buril followed in Chapel Hill. Mr. Dickson died Late Wednesday in Lexington. He ws born November 27, 1937 in Lexington to the late Albert and Matilda McPeake Dickson. He was a retired employee of Columbus McKinnon. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Peggy Dickson ofHuron; his son and daughter Jeff Dickson and Vickie Wadley of Lexington; three brothers, Charles Dickson of Huron, Fay Dickson of Wildersville and Hollis Dickson; three sisters, Ruby Redding of Orlando FL, Carolyn Tritt of Bells TN and Nora Fowler of Corinth MS; four grandchildren, Michael and Tyler Wadley and Ryan and Danielle Dickson and two great grandchidlren Jace and Jenna.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 17 Mar 2004

RANDY DICKSON - Services for Randy K. Dickson were Monday August 13, 2001 at Pafford Funeral Home. Cremation followed. Mr. Dickson, 48, died Wednesday, August 8, at Good Sheppard Hospital in Barrington IL. He was a steelworker with Gatwood Steel Construction. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Dickson of Algonquin IL; a daughter, Lindsay Dickson of Algonquin IL; two sons, Jared and Wes both of Algonquin; his mother, Mrs. Mary Beiter of Lexington, two sisters, Linda Ross of Lexington and Donna Saucier of Luray; a brother, Jimmy Dickson of El Paso TX.
Lexington Progress 15 August 2001

ANNIE (WILSON) DOUGLAS was born April 2, 1892 and died August 30, 1940 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the wife of W.H. Douglas. Rev. Elco Douglas conducted the funeral service at Poplar Corner with interment in the nearby cemetery.
Lexington Progress 6 September 1940

ARCHIE WARDIE DOUGLAS - Services for Archie Wardie Douglas were Saturday, June 25, at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. H. T. Ross officiating. Burial was in Poplar Corner Cemetery. Mr. Douglas, who was 90, died Thursday, June 23 at Parkview Manor, Humboldt. He was a retired farmer. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Vetola Phillips of Lexington, a step-son, Rex Todd of Lexington, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, June 29, 1994)

CARRIE DOUGLAS - The Death Angel with his mighty reaper flew into our midst on June 22, 1917, and took for his victim the beloved daughter of W. A. Douglas and wife of Wildersville. Carrie was born April 1, 1891, and departed this life June 22, 1917, aged 26 years. Carrie had been ill for some time, yet her death was unexpected and came as a shock to the community. About a week before she died she was taken with typhoid fever which soon ended her life. She leaves an aged father and mother, two brothers and one sister. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the Methodist Church at Rock Springs where she remained a true and faithful member until the end. She was laid to rest in the Rock Springs Cemetery, services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Guthrie. To the bereaved family we would say, weep not for Carrie, our loss is her eternal gain.--A Friend.
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CHARLIE DOUGLASS - Sheriff J. F. Martin received word from Texas last week which carried him to the town of Aspermont, Stonewall County, in that state, last Saturday, to secure the person of Jess Taylor, who had been apprehended and detained by the sheriff of the county. Young Taylor killed Charlie Douglass in this county on the 28th of May 1911 and made his escape. Both Taylor and Douglass were young when the killing occurred, hardly out of their teens. Jess Taylor is a son of "Bud" Taylor and Charlie Douglas was as a son of "Dutch" Douglass. If we remember correctly, it was said at the time that Douglass was after Taylor with a knife when the latter grabbed a wagon standard and knocked Douglass in the head causing death.
(The Lexington Progress June 20, 1913 Jess Taylor tried by a jury of good citizens for killing Charlie Douglass in 1911 was acquitted)
The Lexington Progress May 2, 1913

CURTIS L. DOUGLASS - Services for Curtis Douglas were Tuesday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Odell Cagle officiating. Burial was in Douglas-Waller Cemetery. Mr. Douglas, who was 62, died Sunday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and a farmer. He leaves three sisters, Mable Thompson of Houston, Melba Taylor of Lexington and Mary Melton of Dallas; three brothers, Cletus and Joe Douglas, both of Lexington, KY., and James Douglas of Parsons.
The Lexington Progress, Wednesday, January 29, 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

ELON DOUGLAS - Services wer Friday July 23, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. Mr. Douglas age 85, of Wildersville TN Died Wednesday July 21, 2010 at Lexington Manor. He was the retired ownder of Douglas Electronics, a veteraln of the U.S. ARmy and a member of the Popllar Corner Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife Mary Douglas, two daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Fay of Kansas City and Soni (armondo) Munoz of Lexington; a son, Donny DOuglas of Wildersville and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Ronny Douglas.
Lexington Progress 28 Jul 2010

ETHEL MAY (Lunsford) DOUGLAS - A sad happening Monday afternoon was the death of Mrs. Ellie Douglass, aged 28, wife of Wardie Douglass, who was struck by lightning while in the field with her husband. Mr. Douglass was uninjured by the bolt which struck his wife and which seemed to burn itself out in the hoe which she had picked up when she started to the house. Mrs. Douglass was the daughter of A. J. Lunsford and wife, and is survived by her husband and two children, a boy and girl of five and nine years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon and she was buried at Poplar Corners with Revs. Lester Goff and Dorsey Jones of the Holiness Church officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, June 26, 1936)

GRANVILLE MORRISON DOUGLAS , died at his home on Huntingdon Street. Mr. Douglas was born near Rock Springs in Henderson County July 27, 1867, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Douglas. In September 1887, he married Martha J. Eads and for several years afterwards lived near Clarksburg, afterward moving to Lexington where he had purchased a farm at the eastern edge of town. He is survived by his wife and by six of the seven children: Dr. Roy of Huntingdon; Carl of Danville, Kentucky; Ben, a student at U.T. Knoxville; John M., a senior in Lexington High School; Miss Alva, who has been at home the past few months, and Miss Alton, home demonstration agent in Hardeman County. He also hast two brothers, Messrs. Rayburn and Joe Douglass of Rock Springs. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the M.E. Church, South, conducted by Rev. E.F. McDaniel, assisted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, where the many friends gathered to pay tribute to one whose life was full of faith and good work. As a token of sympathy to John M., the high school football team attended in a body.
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GUY LEE DOUGLAS , 42, received fatal cuts and stabs at the hands of his landlord, John Connell, an aged and prosperous farmer of near Milan, Tuesday night of last week. It is said that Connell appeared at Douglas's home after the latter had retired for the night. Douglas arose and went out to where Mr. Connell was waiting. A quarrel started over Douglas using one of Connell's horses to let his daughter ride to see her grandparents a few miles away. After a few words, Connell produced a knife and inflicted severe cuts and stabs on Douglas. Mr. Douglas was carried to a clinic in Milan where his wounds were dressed and he then returned to his home where he died Wednesday morning. Mr. Douglas was a native of this county, being the son of the late John N. and Ida Pearson Douglas, and was born and reared in the Union Cross community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Derryberry Douglas and eight children; his mother, Mrs. Ida Douglas, and three brothers, Clint and Onis Douglas of Wildersville, and Walter Douglas of Lexington, and two sisters, Mrs. John (Gladys) Manley of Lexington, and Mrs. J.O. (Erin) Gordon of Houston, Mississippi. Rev. D.A. Bishop conducted the funeral services at Rock Springs Methodist Church six miles west of Lexington with burial in the adjacent cemetery.
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HILDEGARD DOUGLAS - Services for Hildegarde Douglas were Monday May 9, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Waller-Douglas Cemeery. Mrs. Douglas, 82, of Lexington died May 7, 2011 in Jackson. She is survived by her husband Everette Douglas; two daughters, Terry Louise Douglas and Susan (Danny) Frizzell of Lexington; three sisters, Virginia Stanford of Cedar Grove, Jan Sessions of Humboldt and Ann Moody of Jackson; three brothers, Lawrence and Austin Jordan of Lexington and Houston Jordan of Cedar Grove and a grandchild.
Lexington Progress 11 May 2011

HOWARD OLIVER DOUGLAS - Graveside services for Howard Oliver Douglas were November 15, at 11 am at the Douglas-Waller Cem. Mr. Douglas age 88, of Lexington died Sat. Nov. 13, 2010 in Jackson. He was a retired farmer and homebuilder and a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by a daughter Elizabeth Douglas of Lexington, a son Tom (Beth) Douglas of Fulton, MS; 2 brothers Everett DOuglas of Lexington and Edward Douglas of McKennie TX and 4 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 Nov 2010

INA (PIERCE) DOUGLAS - (See photo with her husband John Grady Douglas) - Services for Mrs. Ina Douglas were Wednesday at Sand Ridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Conyer Walker and Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Douglas, 85, died Tuesday morning at Lexington Hospital. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a Baptist. She was the widow of Grady Douglas. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Hopper of Lexington, Mrs. Larlu Haden of Hico TX and Mrs. Shirley Moffitt of Memphis; a son Grady Douglas Jr of Lexington, a sister Mrs. Berdie Williams of Humboldt; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

INEZ (WALLACE) DOUGLAS - Services for Mrs. Inez Wallace Douglas were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Douglas, who was 68, was dead on arrival Saturday afternoon at Lexington Hospital after an apparent heart attack. She was a Lexington native, the widow of Willis Leo Douglas and a Pentecostal. She leaves two sons, Willis Douglas and Jimmy Douglas, both of Lexington; her father, Bert Wallace of Lexington; five brothers, Melvin Wallace, Murray Wallace, D. L. Wallace, all of Lexington, Billy Joe Wallace and Cletus Wallace, both of Huron; three sisters, Miss Louisa Wallace, Mrs. Ruby Maness and Mrs. Ruthie Dean Kirk, all of Lexington, and a granddaughter.
(The Lexington Progress, March 24, 1982)

J. N. DOUGLAS - Services for J. N. Douglas, farmer of the Bargerton community, will be at 2:30 this afternoon at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Douglas, who was 53, died late Tuesday afternoon after being stricken while fishing at Beech Lake. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Marie Douglas; two sons, Joel Douglas and John Murray Douglas; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Washburn and Miss Patricia Douglas, all of near Lexington, and Mrs. Nancy Blankenship of Tupelo, Miss.; a brother, Leo Douglas of near Lexington, and a sister, Mrs. Herman McKee of Jackson.
(The Lexington Progress, April 13, 1967)

JACK DOUGLAS - There is no greater demonstration of devotion, no greater sacrifice of love, than to lay down your life for another. Jack Sharkey Dougglas died on November 28, 2012 while committing an act of kindness. We celebrate his life and mourn his passing. Jack was born on May 15, 1932 in Lexington TN to Jimmie and Marlett Douglas. He married Glenda White and they had three children; Janie (Mitch) Beare of Michigan, Gary (Chris) Douglas and Laurie (John) Babowice both of Illinois, He was preceded by his life long companion Glenda Douglas, his parents and his sister Dorothy Mello. He has three surviving sisters, Agnes (Robert) Zimmerman, Marlyn (Eugene) Ruot and ATeresa (George ) Fields. He will be remembered always by his grandchildren, Corinne, John, Elizabeth and Jack and two great grandchildren Jane and Connor. He began his career as a deckhand on a tug boat, became a tankeerman and achieved his Riverboat Captain's License, He ownded several of his own tankeriing businesses and retired from Hanna Marine at the age of 72. Jack had an excellent sense of humor, enjoyed being around the water and was an avid boater and water skier. He never met a stranger and leaves many friends grateful, proud and honored to be in his life. Jack was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and going to church. Services were held on December 4, 2012 at Jack's Creek Baptist Church, Lexington. In Jack's honor, please perform an act of kindness for another today.
Lexington Progress Dec. 5, 2012.

JOHNNIE E. DOUGLAS - Services for Johnnie E. Douglas will be today (Wednesday) at 2 at Reed's Chapel with burial in Poplar Corner Cemetery. Mr. Douglas, who was 50, and formerly of Lexington, was reported dead on arrival at a Phoenix, Ariz., hospital, Sunday apparently as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Judy Marrs of Phoenix; three sons, Tennie Ray Douglas of Jackson, Bennie Fay Douglas and Johnnie E. Douglas, both of Phoenix; his father, and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Douglas of Lexington, a sister, Mrs. Vetola Phillips of Virginia; a stepbrother, Rex Todd of Lexington; and five grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, Septenber 17, 1981)

JOHN GRADY DOUGLAS SR - Services for John Grady Douglas 85, will be at 2pm Tuesday at Sand Ridge Church with the Rev. Harold Hopper and Rev. Harry Birlew officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Douglas, a retired farmer, died this morning at Lexington Hospital. He was a member of Sand Ridge Church and a 50 year member of Juno Masonic Lodge 443. Surviving are a son Grady Jr. of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Hopper of Lexington, Mrs. Shirley Moffitt of Memphis and Mrs. LarLu Haden of Dallas. Seven Grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

JOHN GRADY DOUGLAS JR , age 83, of Lexington died Friday Jan. 7, 2012 in Lexington. He was a retired farmer and a member of Sand Ridge Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Betty Dennison DOuglas, a daughter Diane Oliver, a sister Shirley Moffitt, a grandson Chris Beal and a great-grandson Doug Beal. He was preceded by his parents Grady and Ina Douglas and 2 sisters, Josephine Hopper and LarLu Haden. Services were Sunday Jan. 8 at 3 pm at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Sand Ridge Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 11 Jan 2012

L.F. DOUGLAS - The Lexington Report of the 4th says L.F. Douglass, a citizen of this county, left his home on Nov. 25, 1873 and traveled horseback in the direction of the residence of his brother, Mr. Pinkney Douglass. During the day he was found on the road near the farm of Mr. Pinkney Douglass, without a mark on his person. A jury of inquest held by Esq. T.N. Hart returned a verdict: The deceased came to his death by the immoderate use of intoxicating liquors"
(Whig and Tribune December 13, 1873 Crossing the Dark River by Brenda Fidler)



MARTHA JANE (KEE) DOUGLAS - Services for Mrs. Martha Jane Douglass 81, were conducted Sunday from Pafford Funeral Home by the Rev. W.T. Barnes of Huntingdon and the Rev. Edwin Duesner of Lexington. Mrs. Douglass, the widow of the late G.M. Douglass, succumbed at her home on Huntingdon Street early Saturday after an illness of six months. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Mr. Douglass died 19 years ago. She is survived by four sons, Dr. John M. and Ben of Lexington; Dr. Roy A. of Huntingdon; C.H. of Lynchburg Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Alton Lewis and Miss Alva Douglass of Lexington; a brother Ben Kee of Clarkesburg, a half brother M.E. Kee of Lexington; two half-sisters Mrs. C.M. Douglass Cedar Grove and Mrs. John Myracle of Wildersville. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress



MARVIN HENDERSON DOUGLAS was born December 14th, 1881, and died June 21st, 1944, aged 63 years. He was married to Annie Wilson White of Lexington, and to this union were born four children: Mrs. Joe Fesmire of Lexington, Mrs. W. L. Manley of Bargerton, Jack Douglas of Lexington and Mrs. Flake Benson of Sardis. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Edd Cook of Rock Springs, and one brother, Wardie Douglas of Union Cross. Rev. Goff of Scotts Hill conducted the funeral services at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church.
(The Lexington Progress, June 30, 1944)



MARY ELLEN DOUGLAS was born July 29, 1840, and died December 19, 1928, aged eighty-eight years, at her home in Juno. She was united in marriage to the late Jim Leonard Douglas in 1858. To this union were born six children, four of whom preceded her to the grave the deceased being J.W. Douglas, Mrs. Nancy Hemphill, Mrs. Mattie Wilson and Miss Dora Douglas. The two who remain to mourn her death are Miss Mag Douglas, Juno, and Mrs. Emma Johnson, Jackson.
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MILDRED (DERRYBERRY) DOUGLASS was born December 13, 1917, in Lexington, Tennessee, daughter of Esco and Lillian Moss Derryberry. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1938 with a B.S. in Home Economics. After graduation, she taught Home Economics at the high schools in Sweetwater and Sardis, Tennessee. She married Dr. John M. Douglass, DDS, on October 1, 1939. Her sister, Betty Lee Pope of Nashville, two children, Jane Horn of Memphis, and Dr. John M. Douglass, Jr. (Leslie Matthews) of Nashville, four grandchildren: Chandler Lamb, Katherine Perkins, Mary Margaret Celosse and Elliott Douglass, and six great-grandchildren survive her. Her main interest outside of her family was her love for her Lord and her church. She served on many committees in the First United Methodist Church and in the United Methodist Women, where she served as Vice President for two years and treasurer for four years. She taught Sunday school classes from the nursery to the Ladies’ Deborah class and served on the church conference council on Finance and Administration for eight years. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Tennessee. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, October 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with interment in Lexington Cemetery]

JULIA (TAYLOR) DOUGLAS - Services for Mrs. Julia Douglas, nearly 92 years of age, were conducted Thursday from Rock Springs Methodist Church, where she is a member, by the Rev. C.A. Byrd. She was 91years 11months and 1 day of age. She is survived by a son C.M. Douglas, Cedar Grove; and a daugher Mrs. R.L. Leslie of Clarksburg TN. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Lexington Progress July 13, 1951

NANCY ANN DOUGLASS - Services for Mrs. Nancy Ann Douglass were Friday afternoon at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with the Rev. W. A. Moody officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Douglass, who was 82, died Wednesday night at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born and reared in Henderson County and moved to Jackson six years ago, making her home with her daughter. She was a Baptist. She leaves two sons, Leo Douglass and J. N. Douglass, both of Lexington; one daughter, Mrs. H. P. McKee of Jackson; one brother, W. L. Coffman of Lexington; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
(The Jackson Sun, June 13, 1963)

NATHANIEL ROBERT "N. R." DOUGLAS - Funeral services for Mr. N. R. Douglas, age 97, will be Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 2 PM at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Corey Meggs and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in the Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Mr. Douglas, a lifelong farmer, died Sunday, July 29 at his home in Wildersville. He was a devoted husband, father, grand-father, uncle and friend to all. He was a faithful Christian and served the ministry in many capacities. As a local farmer for many years he enjoyed and cultivated God's creations. He was very active and social around Lexington and surrounding areas and was well known for his storytelling. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed many types of hunting, fishing, and trapping with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Stella Lunsford Douglas, a brother Dennis Dalton Douglas, and a sister Clara Douglas Hall. He is survived by one daughter Ruth Ann (William E.) Austin and a granddaughter Leanne Austin (Michael) Thorne, and a special great-nephew Nathan Douglas Cavness, his namesake all of Wildersville. He also leaves a host of other special nieces, nephews, and friends of all ages. Casketbearers will be Jerry Lunsford, Jeffrey Cavness, Ronnie Daws, Doug Bartholomew, Cody Stovall, and John Graves. Honorary casketbearers will be James W. Lunsford, Larry Meggs, Loyce Phillips, Leon Thorne, Steve White, Ray Richardson , Eddy Holmes, Prentice Page, Robert Stout, Jarret Cavness and Dennis Pollock.
(The Jackson Sun, July 31, 2007)

OLLIE B. DOUGLAS - Funeral services for Ollie B. Douglas were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Sharon Methodist Church by the Rev. W. A. Moody of Parsons. Mr. Douglas, 67 years of age, died Sunday at his home in Drew, Miss., of cerebral hemorrhage. The body was brought to Pafford Funeral Home here and later carried to the home of his brother, R. L. Douglas, near Cedar Grove, where it remained overnight. He is survived by two brothers, Connie Douglas of Knoxville and R. L. Douglas of Cedar Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Millard Holmes of near Blue Goose and Mrs. Minnie Patton of McKenzie. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (The Lexington Progress, December 9, 1949)

RAYBORNE WASHINGTON DOUGLAS - son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Douglas, was born February 6, 1867, and died May 9th, 1937, aged 70 years. He was married to Miss Betty Jane Stanford fifty-four years ago and to this union four children were born: Emmett and Paul of Rock Springs, Carlos and Mrs. Boyd Little, of Whitthorn, Mississippi, all surviving.
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RUBY LEE (BARTHOLOMEW) DOUGLAS - Services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Douglas, 77, were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Reed's Chapel funeral home with the Revs. Otis Jones and Ode Meggs officiating. Mrs. Douglas, wife of Wardie was pronounced dead at Lexington-Henderson County General Hospital after a short illness. She was a Lexington native and a member of Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church. Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Vetola Phillips of Lexington; a son Rex Todd of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Florence Cody of Wildersville; a brother, Howard Bartholomew of Wildersville; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, April 27, 1983)

SIDNEY O. DOUGLAS - Services for Sidney O. Douglas, 72, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Rock Springs Methodist Church by the Rev. C.A. Byrd, assisted by Oda Meggs. Mr. Douglas died at his home in the Union Cross community Monday. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edgar Dennison Douglas; two sons, Dennis and N.R. Douglas, both of the Union Cross Community; a daughter Mrs. Clara Hall of Memphis; four grandchilden. Two children preceded him in death. Pallbearers were John Taylor, John Milam, Wes Pendergrass, John Manley, Johnny Lunsford and Nelson James. Honorary pallbearers were W.M. Goff, Hubert Wilson, Onnie Derryberry, W.L. Manley, Cecil Coffman and Edgar Rhodes. Music at the funeral was by the Page quartet and Wilkins quartet.
(Lexington Progress January 19, 1951)

SILAS DOUGLASS - Tennessee State News: Coffman Closely Watched:
The Henry County jail holds a prisoner who is causing the officials some uneasiness and who is the object of close watch. Joe Coffman, a well known man of Henderson County, was recently placed in jail at Paris for safe keeping by order of the Court, it being apprehended that an effort to release him would be made by his friends. He is charged with the deliberate murder of an old neighbor who was known to have money about his house, but no definite suspicion was fixed on Coffman for a year after the crime, when he began to show an unusual amount of money and talk recklessly about the crime. He was placed in jail and bail denied him after indictment by the grand jury. (From other accounts, including the Progress: Victim was Silas Douglas, of the Rock Springs community who had long lived the life of a hermit - said to be the son of Bryant Douglass.).

(The Lexington Progress, February 19, 1904) The Coffman Case:
The Joe Coffman case continues to occupy the time and attention of the Circuit Court. It will be remembered by the readers of the Progress that on the night of August 6, 1902, at his home in the old 8th District of the county, Silas Douglass, who has lived the life of a hermit for years, and reputed to have amassed several hundred dollars in cash, which he habitually carried on his person, was shot by a unknown assassin, his brains knocked out and the pocket carrying his money cut from his person and the money appropriated. The murder was committed for the purpose of robbery, the murdered man being a quiet, peaceable man whose only offense was that he had acquired more money than his neighbors.

The Progress always true to the interest of its readers, in the next issue, will tell them as to the verdict in the Joe Coffman case, in a a great many respects the most noted ever in the county (See the Progress January 31, 1913).
The Lexington Progress, various issues

STELLA (LUNSFORD) DOUGLAS - Services for Mrs. Stella Lunsford Douglas were Saturday, June 20, at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Douglas, who was 87, died Thursday, June 18, at her home. She was a homemaker. She leaves her husband, N. R. Douglas of Wildersville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Austin of Wildersville and a grandchild.
(The Lexington Progress, June 24, 1998)

VELMA RUTH DOUGLAS , age 75 died Friday APril 23, 2009 in Lexington. She was retired from Salant and Salant. Funeral services will be Sunday APril 2, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Sand Ridge Cemeter. She is survived by a daughter Charlotte Mullins, a son Jerry Snider; a brother Raymond Douglas, a grandchild and 2 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Apr 2009

WILBURN CLEATUS DOUGLAS , 82, husband of Martha Carrington Douglas died May 14, 2010 at Hospice Care Center in Lexington KY. Born in Juno TX he was the son of the late John Wilburn and Lydia Ann Tyler Douglas. Cleat was a Navy Veteran of WW II and the Korean Conflict, a retired drywall contractor, an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and various mission Projects. For many years he was in faithful and loyal member of The Rock (Epworth) UMC and a member of the Methodist Men prayer breakfast. In addition to his devoted wife, survivors include two loving daughters Catherine Ann (Jonathan) Dever, Vincennes IN and Sherry Lynn (Michael) Irey, Clewiston FL; a beloved son, Don Wilburn (Jenny) Douglas, Eddyville KY and seven grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty Jo Douglas of Parsons.
Lexington Progress 9 Jun 2010

WILLIAM ABEL DOUGLAS - Citizen of Henderson County: Esq. W.A. Douglass, a pioneer settler of Henderson County passed away last Saturday morning the 22nd, at 6 o'clock at his home in the 8th District about 13 miles north of Lexington, at the age of 91 years--in fact we are informed that his death occurred on the 91st day of his birth. Esq. Douglass at an early age came from the good state of North Carolina and for considerably more than half a century has been among the well-known, hard-working substantial citizens of the northern part of this county. He leaves one son and two or more daughters, besides a host of relatives and many friends who pay tribute to his memory as an honest and honorable man. Esq. Douglass was a Republican in politics and a life-long member of the Methodist Church at Rock Springs.
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WILLIAM HERSHEL DOUGLAS - for William Hershel Douglas were held Saturday, December 4th at Independence Cemetery. Mr. Douglas, a retired steel inspector, 89, died Thursday, December 2nd, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He is survived by a brother, John D. Douglas of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, December 8, 2004

EDITH DROKE - The Progress last week failed to chronicle the death of Mrs. Edith L. Droke, which occurred in Lexington, December 26, 1905. She had reached the great age of 79 years, 2 months and 11 days. For about 25 years she has been an inmate of the home of her son, Presiding Elder J. W. Droke. But a short time before her death Mrs. Droke was thought to be somewhat better, but when the summons came, she passed away peacefully. The remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 12 Jan 1906

REV. JOHN W. DROKE , pastor of the Lexington and other churches comprising the Lexington Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died at his home here, last Sunday, the 12th inst., at the hour of 12:00 after a long illness. He had lived in Lexington for several years, filling the positions of pastor and presiding elder and was known as a preacher of considerable power and unlimited zeal. He was devoted always to his work, his family and his friends. Our acquaintance with Mr. Droke began many years ago when he was a student in old Purdy College and from the first we knew him to be man worthy of the fullest confidence. He wanted always to know the right way and when he found that way he acted on his knowledge never swerving for policy, profit, or other reasons. He leaves to mourn his comparatively premature death, a wife (Lena Droke) and four children, with whom we sympathize, for we knew the worth of the husband and father of whom they have been remorselessly robbed by the Grim Destroyer, Death. The remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. U. G. Paschal of McLemoresville and Rev. W. A. Dickson of Sardis officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, June 17, 1910)

OTIS K. DROKE - Former Lexington Boy Dies in Bemis Near Jackson: Otis K. Droke, son of the late Rev. J. W. Droke, died last Saturday morning at 10:40 o' clock, at Bemis, in the home of his brother-in-law, Rev. A. E. Cole. The remains were brought to Lexington at 9:20 o'clock Sunday morning and interred in Lexington Cemetery, where his father was laid to rest some two or three years ago. Otis Droke lived for several years in Lexington and made friends here. For several years he had lived and worked in Jackson until disease laid its blight on him and he went to live in the home of his sister. He was a member of the Odd Fellows and his pallbearers were selected from the membership of the Jackson Lodge.
(The Lexington Progress, January 31, 1913)

ALVA MARIE (BAKER) DUKE - Services for Alva Duke, age 88, were Saturday April 2, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. David Walker officiating. Burial followed in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Duke passed away Thursday in Nashville. She was born August 18, 1922 in Medina to the late Leonard and Gertrude Climer Baker. She was a retired LPN for Baptist Hospital and a member of Edgefield Baptist Church in Nashville. She was preceded by her husband John Hall Duke and one brother, William McAdoo. Survivors include her two sons, Kenneth and Phillip of Nashville, a brother Gene McAdoo and her grandaughter Joy Eten of Boston MA.
Lexington Progress April 6, 2011

AUDA M. DUKE - Services for Auda M. Duke will be today (Wednesday, {April 30, 1990}) at 1:30 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Conyer Walker officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery . Mr. Duke, who was 89, died Monday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired school teacher with the Henderson County School System, a deacon, Sunday School teacher and a Mason. He was a Baptist. He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Marie Gilliam of Lexington, Mrs. Marcille Reed of Millington, Mrs. Larue Maxwell of Nashville and Mrs. Virginia Welting of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Odell Brewer and Mrs. Donnie Lewis, both of Lexington, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis

BETTY RUTH (RENFROE) DUKE - Services for Mrs. Betty Ruth Duke were Tuesday at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Duke, who was 66, died Monday morning at Decatur County Hospital in Parsons after a short illness. She was a retired employee of Salant and Salant and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Ray Duke of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Dabbs of Darden; a sister, Mrs. Zula Mae Hayes of Memphis; a brother, Obie Renfroe of Darden, and two grandsons.
The Lexington Progress, June 29, 1988

BOB DUKE - Services for Mr. Bob Duke were Friday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Duke, age 74, passed away Wednesday, June 26 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired employee of Thomas Block Co. He is survived by his son, Tony Duke, of Darden, Tn., one daughter, Sheila Scott of TX, two brothers, Ray Duke of Darden and James Duke of Parsons. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of the service.
The Lexington Progress, July 3, 2002

BILLY RAY DUKE - Funeral services for Billy Ray Duke, age 67, will be Monday Dec. 24 at 11AM at the Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Don Franks and Bro. Kevin Bromley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Duke was a retired construction worker and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. He died Friday in Jackson. He is survived by his wife Tammy Williams Duke, a son Shannon Duke of Scotts Hill and a daughter Paulette Alexander of Lexington, a brother Edward Lee Duke of Lexington and a sister Helen Lindsey of Darden, also 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Beulah Duke and 2 sisters Thelma Reeves and Ann Duke.
The Jackson Sun, December 23, 2007

DORIS H. DUKE - Services for Doris H. Duke will be today January 13, 2010 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial following in Duke's Chapel. Mrs. Duke, age 76, died January 11, 2010. She was preceded by two sons, Jeffery Carlos and Gary Loyd Duke; one brother Jesse Douglas Jr. Survivors include her husband Guy Loyce Duke, Jackson; two daughters, Sherrye Baker, Collierville TN and Jennifer Duke, H alls TN; one sister Thelma Greer, Darden and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 13 Jan 2010

ESTELLE (FESMIRE) DUKE - Graveside services for Mrs. Estelle Duke, age 91, are scheduled for 11:00AM, today, Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Hare Cemetery with Charles Thomason officiating. Mrs. Duke died Monday in Jackson. She was born May 26, 1914 in Henderson County to the late Feke and Lelear Mae Doyle Fesmire. She was a retired waitress and Cook and a member of Broad Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Roberts, her daughter, Betty Petty, and her sister, Della Duke. She is survived by her son, John Roberts of Malvern, AR, her daughter, Shirley Wright of Lexington, three grandchildren, Kim Corlew, Cynthia McDaniel, and Frank Cupples, and seven great grandchildren, Stephanie Cody, Cori and Kayla Burnham, Robyn McDaniel, Andrew, Chad, and Katelyn Cupples. Cemetery: Hare Cemetery Natchez Trace Road Lexington, TN

FAYE (COUCH) DUKE , Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Duke , age 73, are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating, burial will follow in the Judson Cemetery. Mrs. Duke passed away at her home on Saturday. Mrs. Duke was born November 17, 1939 in Henderson County, to the late John and Irene Cooley Couch. Survivors include her husband Mr. Clois Duke of 57 years, and 1- daughter Johnna Duke (Patrick), 1 brother -Vaughn Couch. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers- Larry Don Couch and half brother Jim Taylor.
Lexington Progress July 17, 2013

FRANKLIN LAVON DUKE , 70, of Lexington passed away Tuesday June 10, 2008 at Henderson Co Hospital. Lavon was the son of the Fate Silas and Magdaline (Woods) Duke. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church Darden. He had served in the National Guard. He is survived by his wife, Nodjah (Fisher) Duke, two daughters, Beverly Stanfill, (George Wideman) of Jackson, Karen (Darin) DePriest of Lexington; two sons Richie (Gina) Stricklin of Lexington, Timothy (Sara) Stricklin of Collierville; two sisters, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Baker of Lexington, Freda (Clyde) Smith of Lexington. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Kayla Stanfill, Brittany Stricklin, Kaylee DePriest, Addison Stricklin; 2 nieces, Gina Baker and Kristy (Josh) Patterson; 1 great nephew, Grant Patterson. Funeral Service at Corinth Datden will be June 12, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Don Franks and Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 11 June 2008

GARY LLOYD DUKE - Graveside services for Gary L. Duke, 48, of Memphis were held, June 19, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Duke Cemetery in Henderson County with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Interment followed in the Duke Cemetery with Parsons Mortuary in charge. Mr. Duke died on Thursday, June 17, 2004 in Memphis, TN. He is survived by his parents, Guy and Doris Douglas Duke of Jackson; daughter, Brittney Nicole Duke and stepson, Justin Wilson, both of Bartlett; two sisters, Sherrye Baker of Collierville and Jennifer Duke of Halls. (Decatur Chronicle)

GEORGE A. DUKE - P. J. Dennison, C. G. Gathings, A. Griggs and wife, D. A. Bennett, Mrs. Olan Wallace, Mrs. P. H. Dennison, Rev. Fleetwood Ball, Rev. Yates Moore, P. O. Roberts, Joe Rockholt and A. J. England are among many that attended the funeral of G. A. Duke at old Union Church near Chesterfield Thursday of last week. [Marker: January 21, 1850, February 22, 1911, Husband of F. M. Duke]
Lexington Progress 3 March 1911

HERMAN LEON DUKE - Services for Herman Leon Duke were Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Horton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Duke, who was 53, died Saturday at Jackson Specialty Hospital. He was a retired employee of R C Bottling Company of Jackson, a veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Weaver Duke of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Lisa New and Mrs. Deborah Ashew, both of Jackson; two step-daughters, Mrs. Diane Alper of Jackson and Mrs. Jeannie Hart of Nashville; a step-son, Tommy Parchman of Jackson; three brothers, Ray Duke, Bob Duke, both of Darden and James Duke of Parsons; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Mae Reeves, Mrs. Elveta Austin, both of Darden and Mrs. Ruth Maness of Lexington and six grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 1988

JAMES CARLESS DUKE - Services for James Carless Duke were Sunday at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with the Rev. J. V. Reeves officiating. Burial was in Duke Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Duke, 77, died Saturday morning, {December 20, 1969}, at his home in the Midway community after a long illness. He was a retired school teacher, farmer, and postmaster. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maude Wilkins Duke of Darden; five sons, Edward C. Duke of Jackson, Ohlen Duke, J. C. Duke, both of Darden, Loyce Duke of Memphis, Van Duke of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Darden, Mrs. Lorene Maxwell of Dyer and Mrs. Alma McDaniel of Lexington; two brothers, Luther Duke of Darden and Audie Duke of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Azilee Wilkins of Darden, Mrs. Donnie Lewis of Lexington and Mrs. E. P. Brewer of Scotts Hill and 23 grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis

JAMES BRENNAN DUKE - Services for James Duke, age 19, were Monday at the Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Lavaughn Moody and Brol. Steve Douglas officiating. Interment followed in the Duke Memorial Cemetery in the Darden Community. Brennan, a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Martin, died early Saturday morning, March 26, 2011, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. He was a 2010 graduate of Riverdale High School and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Survivors include his parents, Keith and Mary Beth Franks Duke; his sister, Tianita; grandparents; Bro. Don and Rebecca Franks; J.C. and Linda Duke; great grandmother, Estelee Scates; an aunt, Kim Dunlevy of Nesbitt MS and two uncles, Kent Duke and Don Franks Jr. He was preceded by his cousin, Abbey Grace Dunlevy.
Lexington Progress 30 Mar 2011

JOHN ZELMER DUKE - Services for John Zelmer Duke, Sr. were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie Burton officiating. Burial was in the Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Duke, who was 87, died Friday at Methodist Hospital, McKenzie. He was a retired employee of Gaines Mfg. He leaves a son, John Zelmer Duke Jr. of McKenzie; four daughters, Mrs. Georgia Dailey of Rooteville, Ga., Mrs. Geneva Deere of Lexington, Mrs. Frances Cary of Huntingdon and Mrs. Betty Laughlin of McKenzie; a brother, Ellis Duke of Lexington, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 10, 1990

KRISTIE MICHELLE DUKE - Services for Kristie Michelle Duke, stillborn infant of Ricky and Pamela Duke, were Saturday at New Bethel Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Rainey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Also surviving are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Powers of Lexington and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Duke of Parsons.
The Lexington Progress, 9-10-1986 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

LELA ELECTRA (WALKER) DUKE was born in Chesterfield community Jan. 16, 1876, and died Nov. 11, 1951 having lived 75 years, 9 mos and 25 days. In early girlhood she professed faith in CHrist and united with Union Baptist Church and remained a faithful member as long as health permitted. She was married to W.A. Duke Jan. 20, 1895 and to this union were born 3 children, one a son, Wade, preceded her 49 years ago. Two children, Hall and Mrs. Berta Dennison and her husband survive. She also leaves two grandchildren, Brandon and Kenneth Duke and two brothers, P.W. and L.M. Walker of Chesterfield. She has been an invalid for eleven years but never lost her faith in God. Even though she had lost her speech she very frequently hummed many of her favorite hymns. A loving mother, and affectionate wife and a friend to all who knew her. She will leave a vacancy which can never be filled. Our loss will be heaven's gain.
Lexington Progress 30 November 1951

LEE TOM DUKE - Services for Lee Tom Duke were Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. J. V. Reeves officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Duke, who was 65, died Saturday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a short illness. He was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Co. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Victoria Tetty Duke of Darden; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda McFarland and Miss Ann Duke, both of Lexington; two brothers, Earnest Duke and Silas Duke, both of Darden; and a granddaughter.
The Lexington Progress, January 2, 1985

LIZZIE M. (ALTOM) DUKE - was born May 5th, 1869, and departed this life November 27th, 1940, making her stay on earth 71 years, six months and 22 days. She was the daughter of the late David G. and Sarah Altom. She was married to J.N. Duke in 1891. He preceded her to the grave 10 months and 21 days [ago]. To this union were born seven children namely: Charles Carless, Luther A., and Audry M. Duke, Mrs. Azilee Wilkins, Dahnie Lewis and Odell Brewer, all of Darden; one son, Alton, preceded her to the grave 25 years ago. There are left to mourn her departure, six children, 26 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; also, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Daisy Moore, Wildersville; Pearl Wood, Darden; Mary Murren, Jackson; four brothers, Slyvestin Altom, Wildersville; David G. Altom, Lexington; Oscar Altom, Jackson; Jimmy Altom, Fulton, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Roberts, Henderson, Dora Scott, Jackson, besides a host of relatives and friends. She professed faith in Christ in early womanhood and united with Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church and lived a consistent member until death. A loving mother, a true friend, a faithful Christian has gone to her reward.

LUTHER AUSTIN DUKE - Services for Luther Austin Duke were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. J. V. Reeves officiating. Burial was in Duke Family Cemetery . Mr. Duke, who was 87, died Friday night at Decatur County General Hospital . He was a lifelong resident of the county, a Mason and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Beadie Autry Duke of Darden; two daughters, Mrs. Maxine Reed of Memphis and Mrs. Lafon Durham of Parsons; four sons, James Harold Duke of Nashville, Grant Duke of Rome, Ga., Otis Duke and Randall Duke, both of Darden; two sisters, Mrs. Donnie Lewis and Mrs. Odell Brewer, both of Lexington; a brother, Audie Duke of Lexington; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis from the Lexington Progress Wednesday, March 27, 1985

MAGALINE (WOODS) DUKE - Services for Magaline Duke, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in Darden. Mrs. Duke, retired from Brown Shoe Co., died Monday at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart disease. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas H. Duke. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Elizabeth Baker, Freda Smith and Lavon Duke, all of Lexington.
The Jackson Sun, June 20, 2001

MARY SUE (OLIVER) DUKE , age 81, died on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 in Lexington. She ws employed for 20 plus years at Caywood City School and retired as Cafeteria Supervisor. Mary was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church where she dedicated her life to children for more than 60 years. She is survived by a son; Dicky, four daughters; Beverly Brown Sweeney, Suzanne Biondini, Cathy Rains and Jessilyn Duke; a brother Terry Oliver and ten grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; James Brandon Duke; her father Herbert Martin Oliver and mother, Jessie Reed (Parker) Oliver; siblings; Parker Oliver, Howard, Robert Oliver, Frances Haynie and Musa Bruce. Services were Dec. 2, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 7 Dec 2011

MAUDE (WILKINS) DUKE - Services for Mrs. Maude Wilkins Duke were Tuesday, Sept. 1, at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Lauren Locke and David Phillips officiating. Burial was in Duke Cemetery . Mrs. Duke, who was 97, died Monday {August 30, 1992} at Lexington Manor. She was a housewife and widow of Carless Duke. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Darden, Mrs. Lorene Maxwell of Dyer and Mrs. Alma McDaniel of Lexington; five sons, Ohlen Duke, J. C. Duke, Jr. both of Darden, Loyce Duke of Jackson, Van Duke of Lexington and Edward C. Duke of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Grace Wilkins Lindsey of Jackson, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Brenda Davis

NANCY A. DUKE - The body of Mrs. Claude Duke, former of Darden, will arrive in Jackson midnight Thursday and services will be held in this county. Mrs. Duke died Tuesday morning at St. Louis, where she had been making her home. She is a sister of S.A. Biggs of Darden and John Biggs of Beacon.

RONNIE DUKE - Services for Ronnie Duke were Dec. 27, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. Duke, age 56, of Lexington died Saturday Dec. 25, 2010 in Jackson. He was a retired engineer for the Lexington Electric System. He is survived by three daughters, Beth, April and Charlotte; a sister Patsy Eason of AR; two brothers Fred and Noble and seven grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Elmer and Thelma Duke and a brother ROger.
Lexington Progress 29 Dec 2010

SILAS H. DUKE - Services for Silas H. Duke, 68, were held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. J. V. Reeves, Cletus Duke, and Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Duke died Saturday afternoon at Jackson Madison County General Hospital after a long illness. A native of Henderson County, he was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Magaline Duke; two daughters, Elizabeth Baker and Freda Smith, both of Lexington; a son, Lavon Duke of Lexington; a brother, Earnest Duke of Darden; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Reed's Chapel in Lexington is in charge.
Henderson County Times, December 18, 1985

VAN LAWTON DUKE - Funeral services for Van Lawton Duke, 77, will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Reeds Chapel, with burial to follow in the Poplar Corner Cemetery. Mr. Duke passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 at the Henderson County Hospital. Mr. Duke was a retired employee of Century Electric, Swan Hose and Farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Mary Lou Reeves Duke; a son, Johnny (Anne) Duke of Lexington; a daughter, Teresa Ann (Wayne) Duke Holimon of Germantown; 3 sisters, Ruby Davis of Darden, Lorene Maxwell of Dyer, and Alma McDaniel of Lexington; 3 brothers, Guy Loyce Duke of Jackson, Ed Bill Duke of Eads, and J.C. Duke of Darden; 3 grandchildren, Randall (Candi) Duke, Amy (Joe) Berryman, and Holly Duke. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ohlen and Roy Duke.
(The Jackson Sun, January 19, 2007)

WILLIAM EARNEST DUKE - Services for William Earnest Duke were Monday, June 20, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Duke, who was 70, died Saturday, June 18, at Decatur County Hospital. He was a retired gas company employee and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mable Reeves Duke of Darden.
The Lexington Progress, June 22, 1994

WILLIAM PAUL DUKE - Services for William Paul Duke, 67, were held Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. J. V. Reeves and Cletus Duke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Duke died Tuesday morning at Henderson County General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fostene Duke of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Reeves and Mrs. Helen Lindsey, both of Darden; and Miss Ann Duke of Lexington; two sons, Billy Ray Duke of Darden and Edward Lee Duke, of Lexington; four brothers, Earnie Duke, Earnest Duke, Silas Duke and Lee Tom Duke all of Darden; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Unknown newspaper, March 4, 1981

ADER (STANFILL) DYER - Services for Mrs. Ader Stanfill Dyer, 72 years of age, were conducted Sunday from Dyers Chapel Church of Christ by Bro. William Luckett of Parsons. Mrs. Dyer daughter o the late I.N. and Louisa Stanfill, passed away Saturday. She was the widow of the late J.I. Dyer. She is survived by two sons, Ernest and Arnold; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Dyer Teague; five brothers, A.T. and R.W. Stanfill in OK, Perry of Pinson, Henry of Henderson, Ellis; one sister Mrs. Clara Austin of Satillo. Burial was in Dyers Chapel Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress March 2, 1951)

BETTY LEDELL (TAYLOR) DYER passed away peacefully at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday May 25, 2010 at Henderson County Community Hospital after an illness of several months. Ledell was born 21 May 1929 the youngest daughter of R.C. and Martie Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband Ray Dyer; a sister Raymell Thompson and a niece Betty Carol Perry. She is survived by a sister, Venelee Smith of Lebanon TN and a host of nieces and nephews. She was a member of Hurrican Primitive Baptist Church in Sardis TN.
Lexington Progress 28 May 2010

C.L. DYER - Farmer, aged about 50, died yesterday morning at his home at 723 N. Hays avenue after an illness of stomach complications. His remains will be shipped this morning to Warren's Bluff for interment. Services were held last night at 8 o'clock at the residence. Umphlett & Griffin in charge.
Contributed by Rita Morgan - (The Jackson Sun, Sunday, July 22, 1917)

CAROLINE ELIZABETH DYER - Services for Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Dyer were conducted Tuesday from New Hope Methodist Church by the Rev. T. C. Jowers. Mrs. Dyer, 87, died Monday at Jackson Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was born and reared in Henderson County. She was a member of the New Hope Church. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Virgie Smith of the New Hope Community. Burial was in the Church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 4 July 1952

ELIZABETH CAROLINE DYER -Services for Mrs. Caroline Elizabeth Dyer were conducted Tuesday from New Hope Methodist Church by the Rev. T. C. Jowers. Mrs. Dyer, 87, died Monday at Jackson Hospital where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was born and reared in Henderson County. She was a member of the New Hope Church. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Virgie Smith of the New Hope Community. Burial was in the Church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 4 July 1952

FRANK DYER - Services for Frank Dyer were Feb. 27, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Dyer, 76, of Lexington died Thursday Feb. 25,2 010 in Lexington. He was a retired machinist and a veteral of the US Army. He was born in SardisJanuary 21, 1934 to the late Floyd and Ruby Dyer. He is survived by his wife Winnie; a son Frank Jr.; a daughter anita Tidwell of Scotts Hill; tow sisters, Brenda Montgomery of Jackson and Wanda Hatch of Wildersville; three brother, Kenny of Lexington, Terry of Jackson and Larry from Reagan and a grandchild Marshall.
Lexington Progress 3 March 2010

ISAAC ARNOLD DYER - Services for Isaac Arnold Dyer were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason and Joe Van Dyke officiating. Burial was in Dyers Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Dyer, 56, died at Lexington Hospital Thursday. He was a nursing technician. He leaves his wife, Minette Dyer; a daughter Teresa; four stepdaughters, Linda, Pat Kay and Beth Ancel; two brothers, Ernest and Jess both of Lexington and a sister Mrs. Mary Teague of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 12 March 1975

JERRY DYER - Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Lynn Dyer, age 60, were Saturday, June 7, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Dyer died early Thursday in Jackson. He was a retired employee of Panoply. Survivors include his three daughters, Sherry Dyer Mitchell of Huron, Jamie Anderson of Clarksburg and Janet Hays of Lexington; five brothers, Ronnie of Lexington, Robert of Clifton, Jimmy of Bethel Springs, Terry of Jackson and Bill of Korea; three sisters, Patsy Bingham of Bethel Springs, Lillian Williams of Huron, and Bobbie Moody of Lexington; six grandchildren:
Lexington Progress June 11, 2008

LAVINIA DYER , aged 89years, 10 months and 10 days, died last Saturday July 26, in the old John Reed home, 5 miles east of Lexington where she lived with her niece Miss Elvira Reed and her grand-nephew, Goy Snider. She was the last of the old members of that branch of the Dyer family. She was of he Primitive Baptist faith but had not united with the church. Services were held, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating, followed by burial at New H ope last Sunday morning. Her parents Robert and Fannie Lassiter Reed were born in North Carolina but she was born in Henderson County.

SARAH ELIZABETH DYER - who would have reached the age of 80 years had she lived until next November 22, died last Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Taylor, at Temple OK. Mrs. Dyer was a member of the Southern Methodist Church and Rev. Fred H. Peeples officiated at her funeral, which occurred at New Hope Church in the old Shady Hill vicinity.
(Lexington Progress July 7, 1916)

TERRY GLYNN DYER - age 68, of Bolivar, formerly of Henderson Couinty died March 8, 2012 at his home. He was a retired route salesman for Wonder Bread. He is suvived by his wife Charlotte Dyer, 3 daughters, Regina Cook and Carrie Burns of Bolivar, Amy Dyer of Jackson, 2 sons Michael and Terry F Dyer of Bolivar, 2 brothers Josepy of Florida and Jimmy Dyer of Lexington, 5 grandchildren. He was preceded by a brother Jerry Dyer. Services were March 10, 2012 at Reeds Chapel with burial in the Parkers Crossroads Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 14 March 2012

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