OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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MITCHELL CURT FALL - Services for Mitchell Curt Fall were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Byars and Father Jim Marten officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery. The infant, 2 falls old, died Friday at Decatur County Gen. Hospital in Parsons. He leaves his parents, Eric and Lisa Austin Fall of Parsons, his twin Michael Wyatt Fall, another brother, Eric Charles Fall, all of Parsons; his grandparents, Helen Fall, Parsons, Billy and Linda Barker Austin, Lexington; his great grandparents, Leslie Owen Gleason, Hot Springs AR and James and Mary Rhodes, Lexington.
Lexington Progress 11/4/1992

ALFRED FANNING One of the Best Men I Ever Knew Alfred Fanning was born in North Carolina 81 years ago last January 9th. He came to to this country with his parents when quite young, his father settling in Decatur County, where he lived out his life as a farmer and blacksmith and Alfred followed the occupation of his father. His first wife was Miss Cassie Orr, who died many years ago, leaving two children, one of whom Mrs. A.L. Goff of Bells, Tenn., survives. For his second wife he married Miss Sarah A. Orr, sister of his first wife, Nov. 14, 1871, and to that union seven children were born and six survive Will and John (twins), Woodward, Edgar, Lillian (Mrs. W.R. Smith), Dyersburg, and Walter. Mr. Fanning lived practically all his life in Decatur County, many years in Decaturville (where I first met him in April 1881) and the first 12 years in the Decatur County section of Scotts Hill. In August 1918, he gave up his work in the blacksmith shop and moved to Lexington and Mrs. Fanning died here in February 1919. After the death of his wife, Mr. Fanning lived with his children here and elsewhere, finding it hard to be contented without his helpmete. He was taken ill with influenza and pneumonia nine days before his death which occurred at 925 o'clock a.m., March 3rd, (1920) in the home of his son, John, here in Lexington, and we are told that almost from the first of his illness he was in a semi-conscious condition. The funeral service was held in the Fanning home at 12 o'clock noon, on the 4th inst., Revs. H.R. Rose and Fleetwood Ball and Elder J.O. Brown officiating, each paying tribute to the life and character of the good man who had lived to a great age and each offering words of sympathy to the bereft ones. It was the intention of the Masonic fraternity to take charge of the funeral after the service in the home, but they were delayed and later that service will be held in his memory. This notice is written not so much to give the family history of Mr. Fanning, but to pay a personal tribute to his life and character by one who had known him for thirty-eight years. When I first went to Decaturville in April, 1881, I met him on that day or very soon after and the writing of this in his memory is prompted by the fact that I have never heard a single statement derogatory to his character. He had no opportunities to secure an education, hence his life was one of hard work, on the farm, the anvil and forge. Under these conditions with the fact that he reared a comparatively large family of children to make useful, respectable and fairly successful men, did he not perform a greater life work than if he had accumulated riches and reaped worldly honors? From the first he seemed to like me and his character as well as his personality commanded my respect and friendship. Even in his last days here in Lexington, it was his pleasure to hunt me up and with me converse of the by-gone days on which the minds of aged men dwell. So, it comes about that as Will Barry, his friend, and not as a newspaper man, it is my pleasure to write of him and to say that in all my life I do not believe I ever knew a cleaner, more honorable man than this simple, plain, unassuming Alfred Fanning. I feel that his children should cherish his character as the richest blessing he could have left them, and I believe they do. It is a peculiar fact that while Mr. Fanning's faith was that of the Primitive Baptists, he did not affiliate with the church to the extent of membership-which did not alter the fact that his God in the last judgment with clean hands and a clean soul. Peace is the only logical destination for one who had kept the laws of his God and the country in which he lived.--W.V. Barry, Lexington, Tenn., March 9, 1920.

SARAH A. (ORR) FANNING - Beloved wife of Alfred Fanning, aged 70 years on June 30th, 1918, died in her home in Lexington, February 14, 1919. She was married about fifth years ot the aged husband who survives her. To this union eight children were born, and Mrs. Allie Smith, the elder, died in Dyersburg, on the 6th of January. The remaining seven, all of whom were present when the end came to the mother they loved so well, are: John and Will, twins; Mrs. Lillian Jones of Dyersburg; Woodward, Bethel Springs; Edgar, Gleason, Walter, the youngest who lives under the parental roof and has been the mainstay of his aged parents during the long disability of his mother, and Elizabeth (Mrs. A. L. Goff), Bells, Tennessee.

WALTER GRADY FANNING - Died in Jackson and the Remains Brought Here for Burial: Walter G. Fanning, 40, resident of Jackson for the past several years and for some time associated with the Cade Motor Company, passed away Sunday afternoon at 12:20 o'clock at the Fitts-White Clinic after a brief illness. Mr. Fanning was a native of Decatur County and his family is well known in that section. He was a member of the Scotts Hill Methodist Church and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. L. Goff of Bells and Mrs. F. J. Jones of Jackson; three brothers, J. H. Fanning of Jackson, W. C. Fanning of Lexington and M. E. Fanning. The funeral procession left the chapel of Smith Funeral Home Monday at 1 o'clock and services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Lexington with Elder J. O. Brown and Rev. A. F. Haynes officiating. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Fanning was a resident of Lexington for a number of years and is well known to a large number of our citizens who regret to learn of his death.
Lexington Progress (son of Alfred & Sarah (Orr) Fanning -

BRYAN FARLER

- Services for Bryan Farler, age 67, were APril 11, 2011 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Farler passed away Monday in Illinois. He was born APril 3, 1944 in Black Diamond KY to the late James and Sylvania Collins Farler. He was preceded by two brothers, Harlan and Sam. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carlene Dodd Farler; his son Brett Gold; his daughter Susie Farler; two sisters, Susie Upton and Ollie Parker and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 13 Apr 2011

ARTHUR W. FARRIS, Jr. - Services for Arthur W. Farris Jr. were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Curtis Wilson officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Farris, who was 43, died Friday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was an employee of Magnatek Century. He leaves a son, Lonnie W. Farris; two daughters, Laurie Diane Farris and Christina Mary Farris, both of Lexington and four sisters, Mrs. Bonnie Stanley, Mrs. Sandy Quinn, Mrs. Patricia Tuberville, all of St. Louis and Mrs. Sherry Townsend of Jonesboro, Ark.
The Lexington Progress, May 8, 1991

BERTIE FARRIS - Sam Hemby, who lives near Rubys Grove, west of Lexington, says he has discovered back of his hog lot, near his residence, a small stone marker having carved thereon: "Bertie, son of Peter and M.E. Farris, born December 30, 1877," died January 19, 1878." There are other graves but no markers, and Mr. Hemby, who has lived there 19 years, wonders if it was a family or neighborhood burial ground, and he can learn nothing of any people named Farris having lived there.

ART FAULKNER - Funeral services for Mr. Art Faulkner will be Thursday, March 30, at Reed’s Chapel, Lexington. Burial followed in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Faulkner age 60, died Tuesday, March 28, at his home. Survivors include four sons, Vern Faulkner, Anthony Faulkner, Wayne Faulkner, Johnathon Faulkner all of Lexington; three daughters, Joyce Fiddler, Teresa Phillips and Janie Manzoor all of Lexington; 16 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 29, 2006

BARBARA CAROL WEBB FAULKNER - Graveside services for Mrs. Barbara Faulkner age 56 were Tuesday October 14, 2008 at Union Hill Cem. Mrs. Faulkner died Saturday in Lexington 11 Oct 2008. SUrvivors include her husband Glenn E. Faulkner o f Reagan; her son, Jesse Crowe of Darden; her daughter, Lynn Crowe of Huron; two brothers, Ray Webb of Jackson and Joe Lance of Lexington; two sisters, Pat Maness and Nancy Vroman of Reagan; and five granchildren. She was preceded by one brother, Johnny Lance
Lexington Progress 10/15/2008

GLENN E. FAULKNER - Gravesides services for Mr. Glenn E. Faulkner, age 63, were Wednesday June 3, 2009 at Union Hill Cemetery in Reagan. Burial followed. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Faulkner a retired machinest, died Tuesday in Lexington. He was preceded by hiswife, Barbara Webb. SUrvivors include histwo stepchildren.
Lexington Progress 10 Jun 2009

EVELYN JOSEPHINE FERGUSON - Mrs. Ferguson died Tuesday March 28, 2006 at Decatur County Hospital. She was preceded by her husband, Raymond Harville Ferguson. Survivors include a son Raymond B. of Scotts Hill; one daughter Sandra Wood of Lexington; two sisters Nelda Fox and Lawana June Everett of Alabama; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery.

JAKE O. FERGUSON - The "Holding" war in Korea has claimed the life of another Henderson Countian. He is Sgt. Jake O. Ferguson, whose battlefield promotion to that rank was announced only last week in the Progress. The tersely-worded telegram was delivered Wednesday night to his brother Jim Ferguson of White Street. Sgt. Ferguson's father lives there. He was killed April 16, 1952, the telegram stated. Sgt. Ferguson had been int he Army for about 2 1/2 years and had been in the Korean fighting since last summer. He was a member of an amphibian tank unit of the 7th Inf. Division. He was 20 years of age last December and had been in the Pacific area for two years. Sgt. Ferguson attended Reagan school, and entered the army shortly after finishing there.
Lexington Progress May 4, 1951

RAYMOND BARRY FERGUSON - Funeral services for Raymond Barry Ferguson, age 62, will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday April 27, 2007 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Bro. William Jones and Bro. Mike Krech officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Ferguson died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 in Lexington. He was a Civil Engineer retired from Memphis Light, Gas, and Water. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a member of the Middleburg Ruritan Club, and attended the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Ferguson of Scotts Hill; a sister, Sandra Wood of Lexington; a nephew-Barry Neal Wood and four nieces, Diana Higdon, Amina Said, Asha Said, and Kathleen Brannen Visitation with the Ferguson family will be Thursday 5:00 P.M. til 9:00 P.M. and Friday 9:00 A.M. until time of service. The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the Middleburg Ruritan Club.

WILLIAM FERGUSON - Memorial services for William Ferguson age 54, are scheduled for APril 6, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Mr. Ferguson passed away on Monday in Jackson. He was born May 23, 1956 in Hopkinsville KY to the late James Carl and Lelia Broughman Ferguson. Survivors include his wife, Madge Ferguson of Lexington; hisson ANdrew of Lexington; two brothers Randy Ferguson of Pontotoc MS and Joe Ferguson of St. Louis and two sisters, Deborah Paura of Kenosha WI and Susie Chenery.
Lexington Progress 6 April 2011

WILLIE J. FERGUSON , as he was always called died last Saturday in Chicago, where he was the sales manager of a large wholesale cosmetic company. He had undergone an opration fro appendicitis and had gotten in a bad condition before the operation. His remains reached Lexington Monday and were carried to the country to be buried Tuesday at Oak Grove at Middleburg, in the old 14th district. Willie J. was the son of the late J.N.G. (Newt) Ferguson and left home and ventured into the business world when quite a young man, and with success, for he was known to be an efficient salesman. His remains were accompanied back to Tennessee by his wife and child and his brotehr Logan who was called to Chicago.
Lexington Progress 22 June 1928

ADA A. FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Ada Fesmire were yesterday afternoon at the Independence Church of Christ with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Fesmire, who was 78, died early Tuesday morning at Butler's Nursing Home in Milan where she had been the past eleven months. She was the widow of Frank Fesmire who passed away in 1960. She was born and reared in Henderson County and was a member of the Juno Church of Christ. She leaves on son, Homer D. Fesmire of Dyer; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Cottrell of Humboldt and three grandchildren.
The Jackson Sun, January 18, 1962

ALTON BEDDIE FESMIRE - Services for Alton Beddie Fesmire, 87, were today at Reed’s Chapel. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire, a retired employee of Tennessee State Forestry Division, died Wednesday morning at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was married to Rena A. Fesmire. They had two children, Charles Fesmire of Lexington and Paul Fesmire of Jackson.
The Jackson Sun, June 4, 1992

ALENE (DEERE) FESMIRE - Services for Alene Deere Fesmire, age 83, will be 2:00 p.m. today, October 20, 2002 at Reed's Chapel. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire, a homemaker, died Friday, October 18, 2002 at Lexington Manor. She is survived by her husband, James Harold Fesmire of Lexington; one son, Paul Ronnie Fesmire and his wife, Ina of Lexington; one sister, Christeene Fly and her husband, Billy of Humboldt. She was preceded in death by her brother, James Paul Deere. The family will receive friends today at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.
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ALEXANDER WILSON FESMIRE - Mr. Fesmire professed faith in Christ in early life and lived a consistent Christian until death. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a Republican and before he became so feeble, took an active part in religion and politics. He had been in feeble health quite a while and fully realized that his end was near. He often wished to die and be out of his suffering. Mr. Fesmire was a kind and loving husband, a gentle and affectionate father, an upright citizen and obliging neighbor. He was a man of mild temperature, ever seeming to look on the bright side of the darkest picture. He used to gather his children together at home and sing religious hymns. Children live a Godly life and meet Father and Mother in Heaven and constitute an unbroken family around God's throne in Heaven. Written by -- A Friend

Obituary 2 - Alexander Wilson Fesmire, aged 83 years, one month and twenty-one days, son of the late Balaam and Amy Fesmire, died at the home of his son, A.E. Fesmire, January 24, 1914, from the general debility incident to his age. He was born in Henderson County, December 3, 1830, and on October 1, 1854, was married to Miss T.L. Cox. Five sons and eight daughters were born to this union. The surviving children are Marcus and John, Ellen and Lonie, Milan; Mrs. Y.A. Jackson, Mrs. W.V. Wise and Mrs. T.H. Ballard, this county.
The Lexington Progress, February 6, 1914

ALMA L. (Gourley) FESMIRE - Services for Alma Gourley Fesmire were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire, 67, died early Saturday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves three sons, Clyde Fesmire of Scotts Hill, William Fesmire and Johnny Fesmire, both of Huron; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Britt of Lexington and Mrs. Eileen Greenway of Huron; four brothers, A. B. Gourley, Bud Gourley, Alfred Gourley, all of Lexington and B. B. Gourley of New York; four sisters, Mrs. Izora Peterson, Mrs. Ruth Coffman, Mrs. Jimmie James and Mrs. Dorothy Gabbard, all of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 30, 1973

ARTHUR FESMIRE - The remains of Arthur Fesmire were laid to rest in old Antioch Cemetery at one p.m. Jan. 22, 1909. Rev. J.W. Droke of the Methodist Church conducting the obsequies. The deceased was the elder son of John W. Fesmire, was 28 years old and was married to Leonia Bray, daughter of E.K. Bray. They had two children but only lived a short while. Mrs. Fesmire died in September 1905. Mr. Fesmire was sick only a short time and his taking away is a sad blow to the parents, brothers and sisters and many friends. Center Ridge Local Farmers Union of which he was an honored member, attended in a body as is their usual custom.
Lexington Progress 29 Jan. 1909

BERTHA CLARA FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Bertha Clara Fesmire, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reed’s Chapel funeral home with Ben Rainey officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire, widow of Hubert Fesmire, died Thursday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Henderson County and a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edna Amos and Mrs. Betty Wise, both of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
The Jackson Sun, September 7, 1984

CHARLES ALTON FESMIRE - Funeral Services for Mr. Charles Fesmire were at Reeds Chapel Friday April 10, 2009 with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire, age 76, died Wednesday April 8, 2009 at Jackson Madison Hospital. He was the husband of Onita Marie (Ross) Fesmire, who survives him. They were married for over 50 years. Charles was he son of the late Alton B. and Rena (Adams) Fesmire. He retired from the US Army as a Staff Sergeant with 20 years service to his country. He served in both Korea and Vietnam. He then went to work for the State of Tennessee, Pin Oak Lodge as a maintenance man and retired after 26 years. Besides his wife, Charles is survived by a daughter Nona M. (Williams) Ferguson of Lexington; two sons Ross Albert (Renee) Fesmire of Lexington, Patrick Franklin Fesmire of Lexington; five grandchildren, Stephanie Marie, Rachel Ann, Jennifer Lee, Eric Charles Fesmire and Andrew William Ferguson; and a brother, Paul Wayne (Linda) Fesmire of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, April 22, 2009

CLYDE JOHNSON FESMIRE - Services for Clyde Johnson Fesmire were Tuesday at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Connie V. Burton, Jimmy Stewart, Maxel Woods and A. G. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Fesmire, who was 62, died Sunday afternoon at Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Watson Fesmire of Huron; two sons, Harold Fesmire of Lexington and Clyde Ray Fesmire of Scotts Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Wood, Mrs. Mary Johnson, Mrs. Jane Moody, all of Lexington, Mrs. Jean Flowers of Jackson, Mrs. Kathy Sipes of Cedar Grove and Kay Fesmire of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, November 18, 1987

DIXIE LEOLA (HART) FESMIRE - Funeral services for Mrs. Dixie Leola Fesmire, age 92, are scheduled for 3 PM, Friday, February 10, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Hardin officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire passed away Monday, February 6, 2012 at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. She had been with her daughter since her husband's death in 2003. She was born June 10, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Ezekiel Wesley Hart and Josie Baugus Hart. She was a homemaker and a member of Sand Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Raymond Warren Fesmire, whom she married February 27, 1944. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawson, Robert, and Homer Hart, and one sister, Stella Hart Burkett. Survivors include her daughter Kathy Williams and husband, Warren of Tullahoma and a devoted "grandkitty", Caeser.
Lexington Progress 15 Feb 2012

JAMES HAROLD FESMIRE - Funeral Services were Thursday Feb. 11, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with P.J. Hardy officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemeery. Mr. Fesmire, ae 91, of Lexington died Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 at the Henderson County Hospital. He was retired from the Department of the Armyas a safety officer at Milan Arsenal and was a member of the Broad Street Church of Christ. He is survived by a son Paul Ronnie (Ina) Fesmire of Lexington. He was preceded by his wife Alene Deere Fesmire and 2 siblings sho died in their childhood, Johnnie and Ruth.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb 2010

JAMES H. FESMIRE - Services for James H. Fesmie, age 79, are scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire passed away early Tuesday in Jackson . He was born April8, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Noel and Lula Dew Fesmire. He was a self-employeed machinist. He was preceded by three sisters, Betty Jean Essary, Lucille Roberts, and Clara Renfroe. Survivors include his two sons, Dennis Fesmire (Sandy) of Lexington and Ed Fesmire of Parkers Crossroads, a brother Lloyd Fesmire (Glenda) of Lexington, a sister Lorene Dunnivan of Lexington and four grandsons Dusty Derek, John and Adam Fesmire.
Lexington Progress 15 Dec 2010


JOE CARROLL FESMIRE - Services for Joe Carroll Fesmire, age 79, were held on Sunday APril 15, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Interment followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire passed away Thursday in Jackson. He was born Aug. 15, 1932 in Henderson County to the late Roy and Jo Pruett Fesmire. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War and retired in 1990 from Bell South after 35 years of service. He was a member ofJack Hay Sunday School Class and enjoyed U.T. Sports, gardening, playing guitar and fishing. He was a long time coffee drinker at Blue Grass Dinner/TD's. He and his wife Mary would have celebrated 60 years of marriage in July. Mr. Fesmire believed in family and loved his daughter and grandsons. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise, of Lexington, his daughter Elaine (Lynn) Townsend of Clarksville, Clay Townsend of Chattanoog and Justin Townsend of Wildersville and one great grandchild. Three brothers and sisters in law.
Lexington Progress 18 Apr 2012

JOHNNY FESMIRE - Services for Johnny Fesmire age 64, are scheduled for 2 pm November 4, 2009 in Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire died late Sunday in Lexington. He was born Sept. 3, 1945 in Henderson County to the late Elvis Johnson and Alma Lorene (Gourley) Fesmire. He was a production worker at Volvo Penta. Preceded by his wife Patsy Sego Fesmire.
Lexingtno Progress 4 Nov 2009

JUDY EVELYN FESMIRE , 67, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 in Memphis. She is survived by her husband Charles Fesmire; a son, Michael of Memphis; 2 daughters; Janet Bryan of Memphis and Tonya Clark of Oxford MS; a brother Randy Jones of Lexington; a sister Sue Flores of Lexington; 3 grandchildren; Adam Bryan, Joshua Clark and Jennifer Metts; and a great grandchild; Anthony Metts. She was preceded by her parents; James A. and Ruby Mae Jones; a brother; Earl Jones; and a grandson; Taylor Clark. Services were held on Saturday Nov. 5, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Nov. 9, 2011

LIZZIE FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Lizzie Fesmire, 70 were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Ridge Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Elmo Blakney. Mrs. Fesmire died Monday morning at her home near Bargerton. She was a member of the Bargerton Church of Christ. Survived by her husband John W. Fesmire, three sons, Elvis of Huron, J.D. and Edward of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Jess Cody of Wildersville, Mrs. Luther Hall and Mrs. Hooper Jowers of Lexington and a brother Charlie Rhodes of Lexington. Burial in the church cemetery.
Lexington Progress 20 April 1951 (cw)

LUCILLE (WATSON) FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Lucille W. Fesmire are today, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at Maizes Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Glennie Phelps, A. G. Hayes, Connie Burton, Jimmie Stewart and Max Woods officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Fesmire, who was 64, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Co., and a Baptist. She leaves two sons, Harold J. Fesmire of Lexington and Clyde Ray Fesmire of Scotts Hill; six daughters, Mrs. Jane Moody, Hay Charlene Fesmire, both of Lexington, Mrs. Margaret Wallace of McEwen, Mrs. Jean Flowers of Jackson, Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson of Jacks Creek and Mrs. Katherine Sipes of Cedar Grove; a brother, William Watson of Lexington; five sisters, Mrs. Zylpha Tate, Mrs. Litha Burton, Mrs. Melldean Overman, Mrs. Dora Hays and Mrs. Cleva Woods, all of Lexington, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 10, 1993

MARY ELLEN FESMIRE - Born to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fesmie last Sunday night a beautiful baby girl who was at once named Mary Ellen, but from the first the attendant physician held out little hope for the life of the child, who was said to be one of the prettiest and best formed ever born in the Threadgill connection. In spire of every effort to save the precious little life, it gently went out Tuesday morning. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday the little body was laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery and a touching service was held at the grave by Rev. W.C. Waters, who attempted to console the bereaved ones the Bible assurance that of such as little Mary Ellen are the Kingdom of Heaven. In spite of her serious condition Mrs Catherine Threadgill Fesmire is reported as doing well as possible under the circumstances.
Lexington Progress 21 Nov 1930

MARY LAFAYETTE (COX) FESMIRE was born February 11th, 1838. She professed religion in 1854 and joined the M.E. Church, South at Bethel Church in Henderson County and lived a consistent member until about 1868, after which she moved from that place and joined the M.E. Church at Spring Hill in which she was a faithful member until God in His Wisdom saw fit to take her from this world of sorrow to a better world.
(Daughter of Marcus Lafayette Ellen Cox she married Alexander Wilson Fesmire 1 Oct 1854 )

MARY ALENE (NICHOLS) FESMIRE - Funeral services will be Monday May 3, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Sandridge Cemetery. Mary Alene Nichols Fesmire, age 78, of Lexington died Friday April 30,2010 in Lexington. She was retired from Johnson Controls . She is survived by 2 daughters Sharon ( Murry ) Wood and Janet ( Mark ) Stone, 2 sons Glen ( Judy ) Nichols Neal ( Tara ) Nichols, all of Lexington, 2 sisters Kathleen Halters of Wlidersville and Irene Bingham of Sardis, a brother Hubert Stribling of Lexington, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildern. She was preceded in death by husbands Allen Nichols and Houston Fesmire, sons Bobby and Larry Nichols, and a grandson Bubba Wood.
Source: Obituary Form \ Lexington Progress Date: 5/5/2010

NETTIE FAYE (OWENS) FESMIRE , 80, homemaker, died Saturday morning at the Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a heart attack. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Antioch Cemetery. She was a member of the Center Ridge United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fesmire, the widow of John Homer Fesmire, leaves five daughters, Lillie Winford, Shelby Fesmire, Virginia Fesmire and Clara Brewer, all of Lexington and Judy Boldan of Reagan; a son, Charles Ray Fesmire; two sisters, Trula Gurley and Addie Johnson and two brothers, James Owens and Paul Owens, all of Lexington, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, John H. Fesmire in 1941.
Source: Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave

ONITA MARIE FESMIRE ,age 74, passed away on Feb. 23, 2014 in Lexington. She is survived by two sons, Albert and Patrick Fesmire, one daughter Madge Ferguson, one brother Robert T> Ross and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, Truman and Georgia Ivey Ross andher husband, Charles A. Fesmire. Funeral services are Feb. 26, 2014 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery.

OPAL VIRGINIA (OWENS) FESMIRE , 58, former bank clerk, died Monday of heart failure at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Reed's Chapel with burial in Antioch Cemetery. Ms. Fesmire leaves two sons, Dennis Fesmire and Ed Fesmire; three sisters, Nettie Fesmire, Trula Gurley and Addie Johnson; and a brother, James Owens, all of Lexington.
From Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave - Commercial Appeal Memphis 13 Jul 1994

PATSY GAIL (SEGO) FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Patsy Gail Sego Fesmie, age 63, were Sunday Oct. 25, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire died early Friday in lexington. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe. Survivors include her husband Johnny Fesmire of Huron, her brother, James Billy Sego and her sister Pearl Tate of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 4 Nov 2009

RAYMOND WARREN FESMIRE - Services for Raymond Warren Fesmire, age 80, will be October 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Pafford’s Funeral Home. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire died October 25 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Survivors include wife, Dixie Fesmire of Lexington; one daughter, Kathy Williams of Tullahoma, TN; and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 10-29-2003 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

RENA M. (ADAMS) FESMIRE - Services for Mrs. Rena Fesmire were Monday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Reeds Chapel. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Fesmire, age 90, died Saturday, March 9 at Lexington Manor. She was retired from the Milan Arsenal. She leaves two sons; Charles Fesmire of Lexington and Paul Fesmire of Jackson, one brother Priestly T. Adams of California, seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 13, 2002

SHELBY JEAN FESMIRE - Services for Shelby Jean Fesmire were June 22, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Elder Paul Blair officiating. Burial followed in the Center Ridge Methodist Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Fesmire, age 70, died Sunday morning in Lexington. She was a member of the New ANtioch Primitive Baptist Church. She was born Oct. 15, 1938 in Henderson County to the late John Homer andHettie Owens Fesmire. Survivors include her two sisters, Virginia Fesmire and Judy (Ricky) Boldan and niece Jennifer Boldan; one nephew John (Jennifer) Brewer and one great niece Baily Brewer.
Lexingtyon Progress 24 Jun 2009

WILL J. FESMIRE - Services for Will J. Fesmire were Saturday morning at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. R.F. Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Fesmire, 72, was killed when struck by a car in front of his home near Broadway, Thursday night. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson county and a retired farmer. He leaves a son, Houston and a sister, Mrs. Lessie Teague, both of Lexington
Lexington Progress 08 Nov 1962

JEWELL HOOPER FIDDLER was born in Henderson County on September 15, 1915 to Fred and Lucy Fiddler. He died at Briarwood Community Living Center in Lexington on Friday at the age of 91 years and 10 months. His beloved wife, Inez, preceded him in death in the year 2000 after a marriage of 65 years. He is survived by one daughter, Sarah Derryberry and her husband Leonard of Wilderville, two granddaughters: Francene Burton, Ramona Moore and her husband Tony of Lexington; one grandson, David Derryberry and his wife Alexis of Smyrna. He also leaves three great great grandchildren: Sarah Elizabeth Burton Small, Evan Burton, and Adam Moore; and one great great grandchild, Stephen Gage Small. Siblings predeceasing him are sisters: Velta Stephens and Agnes Bradfield and brothers: Clifford, Ray, Roby, and Hulon. Mr. Fiddler worked as a farmer, Milan Arsenal guard and then in the grocery business for 55 years until his retirement. He was known and loved by many families in the area. He was especially known for his love of children, some of whom took their first steps on the check-pit counter at the store. He never lost his desire to work and serve others even as his health declined. He will be dearly missed by those whose lives he touched. His funeral service was held in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home on Monday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Travis Fiddler and P.J. Hardy. Burial followed at Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Lynn Derryberry, Evan Burton, Adam Moore, Charles Fiddler, Fred Stephens, and Jerry Scott. The family suggest that memorials in his honor be made to the Broad Street Church of Christ Building Fund at 131 North Broad Street, Lexington, TN 38351. He loved his church family and worshiped with them in Lexington over sixty years. pd.
Lexington Progress July 18, 2007

MARGARET LOU FIDDLER - - age 76, died Oct. 18, 2013 in Lexington. She is survived by two sons, Tony Fiddler of Lexington and Allen Fiddler of Panama City FL; one daughter Anita Gary of Jackson; three brothers, Jr. Ross of Beech Bluff, Sammy Ross of Beech Bluff and Randall of Henderson; one sister Faye Johnson of Jackson and several grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband James Lee Fiddler; her parents, Willie Pearl and Willie Leona Johnson Ross; and a grandson Joseph Bryn Dudley. Funeeral services were Oct. 20 at Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Oct. 23, 2013

MINNIE E. FIDDLER - - Services for Mrs. Minnie Fiddler, wife of G. W. Fiddler of Wildersville, were Tuesday morning at Wildersville Baptist Church with the Rev. H. B. Burruss officiating. Burial was in Sweet Bud Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Fiddler was killed about 1:30 p.m. Monday when struck by an NC & St. L. train a short distance from her home. She was on the way to a store and the northbound freight struck her as she crossed the tracks. Sheriff George Teague said Mrs. Fiddler was wearing a bonnet which may have obscured her vision. John D. Small, 14 year old boy who witnessed the accident, said Mrs. Fiddler apparently misjudged the distance of the train. She was 74. Solon Williams of Bruceton was engineer on the freight and G. E. Belew of Lexington was conductor. Mrs. Fiddler also leaves four daughters, Mrs. Odine Seagraves of Yuma, Mrs. Vada Morris of Knoxville, Mrs. Marie Denison of Nashville and Mrs. Lela Hawkins of Hickman, Tenn.; four sons, Hester Fiddler of Lexington, Elbert Fiddler of Wildersville, Erbie Fiddler of Nashville and Cova Fiddler of Dearborn, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Connie Anderson of Parsons and Mrs. Bertie Houston of Dayton, Ohio; and a brother, Art Chumney of Humboldt.
The Lexington Progress, May 24, 1957 [NOTE: This cemetery is listed as Pleasant Grove not Sweet Bud.]

RAY FIDDLER - Services for Ray Fiddler were Sunday at Mount Ararat Baptist Church with the Revs. J. V. Reeves and Roger Fowler officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Fr. Fiddler, who was 75, died Friday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a Baptist. He leaves a son, Jack Ray Fiddler of Darden; two sisters, Velta Stevens and Agnes Bradfield, both of Lexington; four brothers, Clifford, Hulon, and Hooper Fiddler, all of Lexington, and Roby Fiddler of Wildersville, two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, Wednesday, January 22, 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

STEPHENS F. FIECHTL - Funeral services for Stephens F. Fiechtl age 61, are scheduled for Friday uly 18, 2008 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Lexington with Rev. James L. Pugh officiating. Burial will follow in Henderson Memory Gardens. Mr. Fiechtl died July 14, 2008 at home. He was born October 10, 1946 in Quincy Illinois to the late Joseph Francis and Arlene Pinkelman Fiechtl. Steve was an employee at Manufacturers Industrial Group. Steve enjoyed sharing his barbeque with family, friends nad neighbors andloved gardening. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Alyce Hartman of Lexington, his four children, two daughter-in-law, and a son-in-law, Joseph Francis and Crystal Fiechtl of Kingsport TN, Dr. James Francis and Rebecca Fiechtl of Nashville, Justin and Dr. Jessica Frances Fiechtl Olewnik of Abingdon MD and Jennifer Frances Fiechtl of Charleston SC; five grandchildren; six sisters Bette Sexton of Oklahoma City OK, Kathy McCombs of Lake FOrest IL, Nancy Fiechtl of Pittsfield IL, Barbara Fiechtl of Logan UT; Mary Jo Gillmann of LaSalle iL and Ann Cardonne of San Antonio TX, nieces and seven nephews.
Lexington Progress 16 Jul 2008

HEATHER FIELDS - Services for Heather Marie Davis Fields will be Thursday, Nov.. 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Coffman officiating. Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery. Heather, who was 2-1/2 years old, died Saturday, Nov. 19, at Georgia Medical College, Augusta, Ga. She leaves her mother, Taffi L. Fields of McRae, Ga; grandparents, Kristine Winter and Hershchell Fields, New Jersey; great grandparents, Gloria A. Fields of Lexingotn and Jack Winter and Ruth Ann Schler of Pennsylvania. (Nov. 23, 1994)
Contributed by Ginny Melton

HERSCHELL ALLEN FIELDS - A memorial service for Herschell Allen Fields was Tuesday, December 11. 2007, at Shepherds House Church, Lexington. The family chose cremation Mr. Fields, age 55, died Friday, December 7, 2007, in Lexington. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Fields, Lexington; six daughters, Taffie Fields, Jaime Fields, Jessica Fields, Desiree Brooks, Caitlin Simmons, Catherine Cavaness; one step-daughter, Debra Harris; one son Adrian Fields; one step-son, Damien Fields; four sisters, Janice Overstreet, Comer Reeves, JoAnn Gutierrez, and Glory Pritchard; five brothers, Wayne, Roger, Tommy, Wendell, Michael, Jeffrey Fields; eighteen grandchildren
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - December 12, 2007. Lexington Progress

MICHAEL ANTHONY FIELDS - Memorial services for Michael will be Friday Sept. 4, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Reeds Chapel. Michael Anthony Fields age 49, of Lexington died Monday August 31, 2009 in Jackson. He is survived by two daughters, Amanda Fields and Wendy Fields; a son, Michael Cook all of Lrxington; four sistersJane Overstreet and Jo Ann Guiterezz of Virginia, Diane Reeves of Huron and Glory Pritchard of Wildersville; five brothers, Wendell Fields of Kentucky, Tommy Fields and Wayne Fields of New Jersey, Roger Fields of Lexington and Jeffrey Fields of Covington and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2 Sep 2009

TAFFI LYNN FIELDS - 38, passed away Dec. 26, 2012 at her home in Huron TN. Memorial services was held at Church 360 in Lexington where she was a member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11 am. She leaves behind her son, Edward Fields and daughter Krista Reynolds, both of Huron; heer lifetime partner Eddie Reynolds of Huron; a half sister and three half brothers. The family chose cremation.
Lexington Progress Jan 16, 2013

CHARLES FISHER - On last Monday morning at about 10 o'clock Charles Fisher, aged about 72 years cut his own throat and died the same day at about 2 p.m. We have not heard particulars but have been informed that the aged man's mind had become weakened and unhinged. He has been living in a house erected for him on the place of his son, William and from what we can learn, was the object of good treatment by his children. His wife died many years ago but Mr. Fisher is survived by three sons and one daughter.
Lexington Progress 6 June 1913

JOHN P. FISHER, son of the late Charles Fisher and wife, aged 78 years, died at his home in Parsons, May 14, 1941. He was born in Decatur County but spent most of his life and reared his family in the community of Moore's Hill in the eastern part of his county. The deceased was married in 1898 to Miss Callie Evans, daughter of the late Peter Evans and wife. Mrs. Fisher and five sons and one daughter survive. Revs. G.G. Joyner and J.T. Bradfield conducted the funeral services at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church near Moore's Hill.
The Lexington Progress, May 23, 1941

LIZZIE FISHER, age 94, died Oct. 23, 2011 in Lexington. She is survived by a daughter-in-law; Barbara Fisher; 4 grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Normie R. Fisher and a son, Thomas R. Fisher. Services were Oct. 25, at Reeds Chapel in Lexington. Burial followed in Judson Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 26 Oct 2011

BENNIE G. FLAKE - Services for Bennie Flake, age 89, are Thursday Nov. 10, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dan Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Parkers Crossroads Cem. Mr.Flake passed away Sat. at the Oaks Care Center in Pineville LA. He was born Oct. 19, 1922 in Wildersville to the late WIllie G. and Flora (Adams) Flake. He was a retired Lt. Col. with the U.S. Air Force having flown in WW II, then serving in the Reserve until 1972. He flew 104 combat missions in 8 campaign and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 5 Bronze Stars for air offenses, an air medal with 4 oakleaf clusters and Distinguished Unit Badge with the 86th Fighter Group. Following his military career, he attended GA Tech. He was an employee of Procter and Gamble at the Milan Arsenal from 1951-55. He then moved to the home office in Cincinnati until 1968 and later transferred to the Alexandria LA plant, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. He was preceded by one sister,Dorothy McDaniel. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ruth of Pineville LA, four sons William Stuart of Russellville AR, Michael Andrew of Pineville LA, Barett Adams of London and John Christopher of Baton Rouge; three daughters Mary Carol Flores of Tegueigalpa, honduras, Deborah Ruth Fronagarger of Buna TX and Emily Frances Smith of New Roads LA, one brother Roy Flake of Eads TN , one sister Juanita Neisler of Lexington and 17 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Nov. 9, 2011

PRICE M. FLAKE - Services for Mrs. Price Flake were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Flake, who was 77, died Saturday morning at Lexington Manor after a long illness. She was the widow of Tommy Flake. She leaves a daughter, Charlene Murchison of Lexington; three sisters, Lucille Johnson, Mary Sue McCollum and Kate Johnson, all of Lexington; a brother, Thomas McCollum of Jackson and a granddaughter.
Lexington Progress, February 5, 1986

MOLLIE FLAKE - Services were conducted Sunday from Rock Springs Methodist Church for Mrs. Mollie Flake by the Rev. D.A> Bishop ofHuntingdon and the Rev. C.A. Byrd of Lexington. Mrs. Flake, 83 years of age, died at the home of her son, Paul Flake, near Cedar Grove Saturday morning. She had been in ill health for some ime. Survivors include her son, Paul Flake, Cedar Grove; two daughters Mrs. Darcus Small fo Wildersville and Mrs. Lula Wood of Cedar Grove. Five grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Flake was a member of the Rock Springs Meth. Church.
Lexington Progress 5/11/1951

BESSIE BRYAN FLANAGAN - Services for Mrs. Bessie Bryan Flanagan were Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Flanagan, who was 97, died Monday, Jan. 2, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clara Hinson and Mrs. Clyda Russell, both of Huron; a son, James L. Flanagan of Huron; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Douglas of Memphis, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 4, 1995

J. B. FLANAGAN - Services for J. B. “Jake” Flanagan were Monday, February 8th at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Flanagan, who was 88, died Saturday, February 6th at the Milan General Hospital. He is survived by two daughters, Jimmie McPeake of Jackson and Ann Delaney of Lexington; three sons, Leon Flanagan, Travis Flanagan and Denny Flanagan, all of Lexington; one sister, Nell Pope Fesmire of Huron; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, February 10, 1999

JAMES LOYCE FLANAGAN - Services for James Loyce Flanagan were Monday, March 31, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Flanagan, who was 73, died Saturday, March 29, at Jackson Specialty Unit. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alene Phillips Flanagan of Lexington; four sons, Danny Flanagan, Rocky Flanagan, both of Lexington, Gary Flanagan of Jackson and Bobby Flanagan if Huron; two sisters, Clyda Russell and Clara Hinson, both of Huron and five grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 2, 1997

LEON FLANAGAN - age 78, of Lexington, passed from this world to a better place on August 14, 2011 at Vanderbilt Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Christine Flanagan; three sons, Steve (Sherry) Flanagan, Mitchell (Kelly Russell) Flanagan and Greg (Debra) Flanagan all of Lexington; his brother, Dennie (Brenda) Flanagan; his sister, Ann (Jimmy) Delaney; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 3 til 9 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2011 and Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 9 a.m. until service time 4 p.m. at Reeds Chapel. Burial will follow at Juno Church of Christ Cemetery.

L. V. FLANAGAN - Services for L. V. Flanagan were Monday, Jan. 29 at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Flanagan, who was 83, died Sunday, Jan. 28 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired antique dealer and farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Giula Jordan Flanagan of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Flanagan Connally of Brownsville; a son, Conny Flanagan of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Nell Pope Fesmire of Lexington; a brother, J. B. Flanagan of Lexington, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 31, 1996

JOHN C. FLINN - (1830-1895, Hutto, Texas, obituary courtesy of Marvin Schubert) It is our melancholy office to announce the death of Dr. John C. Flinn, Esq., a gentleman long known in this community as one of the most accomplished and distinguished members of the medical profession. He died suddenly, on the morning of the 18th, of July 1895. In common with the general feeling upon this subject, we sincerely lament the loss to his family and relatives, to society, and to the country, of a citizen so worthy and valuable, as was the deceased. He united to the moral and social virtues the highest intellectual endowments, which secured him an exalted rank, among the learned, as a man of genius, intelligence and taste, to which high qualities were super-added an elevated sense of honor, and an active benevolence of feeling whose warm and generous impulses exercised a controlling influence upon his conduct and bearing. It must have been very gratifying to his other sympathizing friends, as it was to us, to witness the evidences of that respect for his memory so generally entertained, and so fully manifested by a participation of all orders of his fellow citizens in his funeral obsequies. The Masonic Fraternity, of which he was a distinguished member, to which he had rendered himself an ornament by the ability and liberality which marked the practice of his profession, and the citizens generally--all united in the last sad offices of attention to the remains of the deceased. Dr. John Carroll Flinn was born in Bolivar, Tennessee where he worked as a saddle maker as a young man. He later attended the University of Nashville and began to practice medicine near Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. The Flinns resided in Lexington, Tennessee, during the Civil War where Dr. Flinn attended the wounded from the battlefield at Shiloh and Parker’s Crossing. After the war he and his family migrated to Texas arriving in Round Rock on New Year’s Day 1870. He eventually settled on a farm near Shiloh Crossing on Brushy Creek southeast of where the town of Hutto, Texas, would eventually be established. He practiced medicine there until he died. Dr. Flinn was an active member of the local Methodist church and will be missed by all. The deceased was survived by his wife Susan Frances nee McGuire and 13 children: Mrs. Mary Jane ”Jennie” Flinn, Hutto, Curtis Wellington Flinn, George Renshaw Flinn, John William Flinn, Mrs. Sallie Bet Flinn Holley, Thomas Henry Flinn, Charles Lee Flinn, Joseph Franklin Flinn, Mattie Blair Flinn, Mrs. Annie Lane Flinn Jarmon, Effie May Flinn, Patrick Hardy Flinn and Margaret Pearl Flinn as well as many grandchildren. Two brothers also survive the deceased, William Henry Flinn of Holly Springs, Mississippi and David Franklin Flinn of Steele, Missouri.

GEORGE WILLIAM FLORENCE - Lexington has never suffered a greater loss than in the passing away of George W. Florence which occurred at the Daws Hotel on Friday afternoon of last week at 5 o'clock, January 22, 1909. Mr. Florence had been indisposed for several days but had not become able to return to his store until Wednesday night, preceding his death, when he suffered a relapse and on Thursday morning was unable to leave his room. On Friday he was able to sit up and at 2 p.m. died from an asthmatic attack. The funeral occurred Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. E.K. Bransford officiating at the service with the following active and honorary pallbearers; E.F. Boswell, E.E. M use, J.E. Scales, J.W. Page, T. Edwards, D.E. Scott, J.W. Scott, J.W. Enochs and L.T. Fielder; J.H. Howard, John M. Taylor, E.J. Timberlake, J.N. Hall, C.F. McHaney, W.T. Threadgill, J.R. Reid and C.H. Reid. George W. Florence was born in North Carolina in 1832. In childhood his parents moved to Benton County TN. He first came to Lexington in 1866, as a clerk for Adam Hall, after serving as a Confederate soldier in the War. Later he bought out the Hall business and since that time until his death was known and honored as one of the best and most respected merchants of our town and county. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity, holding membership in Constantine Lodge 64 for many years. Mr. Florence was never married, but he was wedded always to his friends, and his connections, whatever they might be. It was especially noticeable that during his long residence here he never missed a service at his place of worship, the Southern Methodist Church, or in another church, when there was no service in his own unless prevented by positive illness or absence from the town which rarely occurred. The sweetest thing we can say of Mr. Florence is that we never knew or heard of his purse and heart being closed when charity appealed to him, nor did he ever fail to aid any business enterprise in this community. He was simple in his tastes and desire, the soul of honor, generous to a fault if possible and taken all in all was a most lovable and admirable character. He leaves two brothers and four sisters, Dr. J.B. Florence, J.W. Florence, Miss Sarah Florence, Mrs. J.T. Frazier, Mrs. Ann Beasley and Mrs. Malita Cuff all of whom reside in Benton County.
Lexington Progress January 29, 1909
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CHARLES FLOWERS - Services for Charles Flowers, age 73, were APril 24, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Halters officiating. Burial followed in Duke Cemetery. Mr. Flowers passed away early Friday at his home in Wildersville. He was born June 8, 1937 in Henderson County to the late Lester and Mae Dickson Flowers. He was a retired cattle farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Kay Flowers of Wildersville; his son, Church Flowers of Jackson; his daughter Annita Burroughs of Lexington; four sisters Dean Mullins, Evelyn McPeake, and Shirley Cogdell ofLexington and Brenda Throgmorton of Clarksburg and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 27 APr 2011

JACKIE (MERKLEY) FLOWERS - Funeral service for Jackie Flowers, age 74, will be today, Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Reeds Chapel. Burial will follow at Duke Cemetery . Mrs. Flowers a pharmacist, died Sunday July 11, 2004 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was preceded in death by a grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Paul Flowers and her sons Randall Flowers of Jackson.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress 7-14-2004

PAUL FLOWERS - Funeral Services for Paul Flowers will be today September 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Reeds. Burial will follow in Duke Cemetery. Mr. Flowers, age 85, died September 7, 2008 at Henderson County Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife Jackie Flowers; a son and daughter-in-law Randall and Jean Flowers and a grandson; Joshua Aaron Flowers. He is survived by three sisters, Nola Wallace, Lavern Gilbert, Parsons, Maxine Hays, Lexington; one brother Howell Flowers of Flint MI.
Lexington Progress September 10, 2008

RANDY FLOWERS - Services for Randy Flowers, age 62, were held on July 11, 2012 at Judson Baptist Church with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Randy, the on of the late Clydia Elmo and Ludell Fortner Flowers, died suddenly Monday July 9, 2012 in Lexington. He was a farmer and enjoyed the outdoors. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Peggy, his son, Trent anddaughters; Christy Eason and Melissa Patterson; grandchildren: Brooklynn, Kaley and Ashlin Eason, Brett and Carrie Patterson and Karlee and Cooper Flowers.
Lexington Progress 18 Jul 2012

WILLIAM "BUSTER" FOLEY JR. - Funeral services for William Foley Jr. were held on Tuesday, July 8 at Reeds Chapel, burial was held at Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Foley, age 51, died on July 6 at Regional Hospital. Survivors include 4 sisters, Alice Faye Hughes, Linda Hayes, and Sandra Robertson, all of Lexington, and Glenda Osburn of Scotts Hill. Also a life long companion, Kim Bailey.
The Lexington Progress, July 9, 2003

JAMES WESLEY FOWLER - Services for James Wesley Fowler were Saturday morning at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Rex Norville officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Fowler, who was 77, died Thursday night at Lexington Hospital where he had been a patient two weeks. He was born and reared in Henderson County, a retired farmer and a Methodist. He leaves two sons, R. V. Fowler of Lexington and James Knox Fowler of Memphis; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Hays of Lexington; two brothers, Dwitt Fowler of Medina and Walter Fowler of Union City; one sister, Mrs. A. W. Holmes of Lexington and eleven grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 26, 1962

JOE STANLEY FOWLER - Services for Joe Fowler, age 84, were Monday July 5, 2010 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Moscow TN. A graveside and military service followed at Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Fowler died July 2, 2010 at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1925 in Wildersville TN. He was retired from International Harvester of 31 years and USPS of 20 years and a WW II Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents Herschel and Hazel owedi Pratt Fowler and his wife Jewell Faye Middleton Fowler, a brother, James Fowler. He is survived by one son Randy Joe Fowler (Margaret Nell) of Huntsville AL , a daughter Sherry Gossett (Mike) of Collierville TN; two brothers, Jack Fowler and John D. Fowler, three sisers, Virginia, three sisters, Virginia Kirky, Ruth Overman, Mildred Martindale; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7 Jul 2010

ADAMS NEY FRAZIER , infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Frazier, died last Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, and the remains were interred in Beech River Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Elder Dallas Hamilton conducting the service. Adams Ney was nearly three years old and the only child of the devoted parents. In their loss, which is indeed a sad one, Mr. and Mrs. Frazier have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Lexington Progress 18 Mar 1910

JAMES E. FRAZIER - Services for James E. Frazier were Friday afternoon at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Grady Wood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Frazier, who was 31, died shortly after being admitted to Baptist Hospital early Thursday morning. He was involved in a minor automobile accident Saturday night but was not hospitalized. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Hattie Frazier of Memphis; two brothers, Calvin Frazier and Jessie Frazier, both of Memphis and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Goudy of Memphis and Mrs. Evelyn McMullen of Munford, Tenn.
The Lexington Progress, January 3, 1963

KIZZIAH FRAZIER - On the 9th day of August 1905 the Death Angel came and conducted the soul of sister Kizziah Frazier from her home on earth tot hat home prepared for the people of God, where she will live forever. She was born March 4, 1836. (Headstone/Cemetery reading says March 1). Early in life she gave her heart to God and joined the Methodist Church South, in which she lived a consistent Christian life. She gave much of her time to reading good books, the Bible was the man of her council, and her guide. She was always in her place at church when able to go; her religious life was quiet, she was firm in her convictions. The writer of this sketch often visited the home of sister Frazier, her home was pleasant and bright, made so by the light of God's love. She leaves a husband, five children and a number of grandchildren. As a wife she was faithful, as a neighbor she was always ready to lend a hand and do all she could to relieve the sick and the distressed. To know her was to love her. In her death the husband lost a true and faithful wife, her children a loving mother, the church a true and faithful member, the community a true and faithful friend. To the bereaved husband I say be faithful, she is just waiting on the other shore where the weary are forever at rest. To her children I say, weep not but strive to imitate the life of your dear mother, and as you once composed a family on earth you may compose one undivided in heaven, where parting is no more. She was buried in the cemetery at Marl Bluff, services were held by the writer, which was attended by a large concourse of people. There she sleeps, but not forever, after while there will be a glorious dawn. To her dear relatives and friends I say weep not, but give your heart and life to God and meet your loved friend in that home of the soul, which is for you and for all the faithful children of God. May God bless you all. ( Jas. F. England)
From the Sardis News

LOU ANNIE (MANESS) FENNER FRENCH - - Services for Mrs. Lou Annie Maness French were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. French, 45, died Friday at West Tenn. Chest Hospital in Memphis. She leaves her husband, James C. French; a son, Jerry Horton; her mother, Mrs. Mae Maness; three brothers, James Maness and Roger Dale Maness; two sisters, Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Dorothy Moody al of Lexington and two grandchildren. [Note: Buried as Lou Annie Fenner]
The Lexington Progress- September 6, 1972

WILLARD G. FRENCH , age 81 of Lexington died Feb. 14, 2012 at his home. He was retired from TDOT, a truck driver, a veteran of the US Army, a life long musician, a 50 year Mason, and pastor of the House of Prayer Church for 35 years. He is survived by his wife Ruby Frendh, a daughter Pam (Bruce) Washburn, a son Rickey, both of Lexington and 4 grandchildren and 3 brothers, Finis of St. Louis, Mitchell of Lexington and Jerry French of Hentingdon. He was preceded by a son Randy French and 6 siblings. Services were Feb. 16 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Hare Cemetery with military honors.
Lexington Progress 15 Feb 2012

RANDY FRENCH , age 56, of Lexington died Dec. 23, 2011 at his home. He is survived by his wife Dot, a son Phillip, a step=daughter Deanna Ward, his father and mother Willard and Ruby French, a sister Pam Washburn, a brother Ricky and 3 grandchildren Gabriel and Nathaniel French and Samuel Fraser. Services were Dec. 26, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 28 Dec 2011

DONNA MAE (REED) FRIZZELL , age 95, died Sunday September 6, 2009. She was the widow of the late John L. Frizzell. She is survived by four sons; Ray (Patsy) of Nashville, David (Jenny) and Danny (Susan) both of Lexington and Gregory (Sandy) of Oklahoma CIty OK; and a daughter Janice Frizzell Gardner of Medina; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She and her husband were founders of Frizzell Family Shoe Store which was family-owned and operated in Lexington for fifty-five years. Donna Mae was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1947 and at the time of her death was the church's oldest living member. Mrs. Frizzell's funeral service will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at the First Baptist Church with the interment at Lexington Cemetery. Pafford has charge of the arrangements.
Lexington Progress 9 Sep. 2009

NAOMI FRIZZELL - Funeral services for Naomi Frizzell age 72, will be Wednesday March 11, 2009 at 1 pm at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mazies Chapel. Mrs. Frizzell, a retired business owner, died Monday March 9, 2009 in Jackson. She is survived by a daughter Cindy Frizzell Fiddler of Lexington; 3 sons, Kenneth and Bruce of Springville TN an dCorwin of Lxington and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Rayburn Frizzell.
Lexington Progress 11 March 2009

REX RAYBURN FRIZZELL - Services for Rex Rayburn “Frizz” Frizzell were Friday, July 17, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Maizes Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Frizzell, who was 63, died Thursday, July 16 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was self-employed. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Naomi Wood Frizzell of Lexington, a daughter, Cynthia Fiddler of Lexington; two sons, Kenneth Rex Frizzell of Springville, Tn., and Bruce Dewayne Frizzell of Big Sandy; an adopted son, Corwin Rex Frizzell of Lexington; his mother, Mrs. Lula Mae Frizzell of Lexington; a sister, Mildred Kelley of Darden and six grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 22, 1998

FRED TERRY FRYE , age 81, died Sunday December 28, 2008 at the home of his daughter Phyllis in Henderson. Mrs. Frye died in Feb. 2007. He is survived by three daughtes; Judy Taylor and Phyllis Fortune and Denise Kinchen all of Henderson and two sons; Terry of Jacks Creek and Troy of enderson. He also has a stepson Bro. Bobby Keen of Lexington. He has 14 grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandchild. Services at Judson Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 31 Dec 2008

ELLEN (McCALL) FULLER - At her residence near Lone Elm, in this county, January 21, 1874, Mrs. Ellen Fuller died at about 45 years of age. She was the wife of James H. Fuller, Chairman of Henderson County Court. She had long been a victim of dyspepsia, from which she suffered much. She bore with Christian fortitude, and died a Christian. The sorrowing family has our sympathy.

LUTHER BRYANT FULLER , age 73, of Lexington died Saturday Jan. 10, 2011 in Memphis. He was a retired mechanic and service manager, a veteran of the US Air Force and was a member of the Union Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He is survived by his wife Loretta, a daughter Laura Fuller of Virginia Beach VA, a son Capt. Luther Bryant III of Portsmouth NH, a sister Laverne Ozier of Somerville, a sister-in-law Ann Terry of Alamo, a niece Deborah Thomas, and 5 grandchildren. Services Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011 at the Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 12 January 2011

JAMES MARTIN FULLERTON - Services for James Fullerton were Friday at George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rev. H. C. Zachry officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Fullerton, who was 55, died Wednesday at Jackson Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Syble Fullerton of the Spring Creek community; two sons, Jerry Fullerton of Coldwater, Miss., and Randy Fullerton of Memphis; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Swafford of Lake Cormorant, Miss.; his mother, Mrs. D. C. Fullerton of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Fulton Britt of Beech Bluff; a brother, Claude Fullerton of Jackson and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 19, 1976

RITA FULLERTON - Services for Rita K. Fullerton, age 60, are May 16, 2012 at Union Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Lewis Screws officiating. Interment will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington isin charge. Mrs. Fullerton passed away late Sunday in Gallatin. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Brown, two sons, John and James Fullerton, two brothers, Jerry and Terry Whitaker and her ex-husband David Fullerton.
Lexington Progress 16 May 2012

JOY FULLINGTON - Funeral services for Joy Fullington will be today, Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Reeds Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Hare Cemetery. Mrs. Fullington, age 64, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Jackson General Hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Hutton, Milledgeville, Jeff Dunn, Memphis; a special long-time friend William Moody; one brother, Mickey Keen, Jackson; three grandchildren, Maggie Ann Swindle, Alex and Jordan Dunn; nephews, Kelly and Jacob Keen, and niece Casey Sheperd
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - December 12, 2007. Lexington Progress

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