OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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AUDIE O. GABBARD - Services for Audie O. Gabbard were yesterday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. W. A. Moody officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gabbard, who was 47, died Monday afternoon at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was born in Lexington and lived in Memphis for the past 22 years. He was a tool and die maker and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Gabbard; two sons, Charles O. Gabbard and Larry Gabbard, both of Memphis; five brothers, Connie Gabbard, Glen Gabbard, Bennie Gabbard, all of Memphis, Alford Gabbard of Frayser and Lester Gabbard of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Ottie Mae Himebough of Memphis, Mrs. Edit Anderson of Lexington and Mrs. Alta Myracle of Dyer.
The Lexington Progress, September 24, 1964

JESSIE V. GABBARD - Services for Jessie V. Gabbard were Thursday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. W. A. Moody officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gabbard, who was 85, died Wednesday in Wychmere Nursing Center in Memphis after a long illness. He was born in Decatur County and lived in Henderson County most of his life. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Julia Fiddler Gabbard; six sons, L. L. Gabbard of Lexington, C. L. Gabbard, Ben Gabbard, Glennis A. Gabbard, Alfred Gabbard and A. O. Gabbard, all of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Allltie Myracle of Darden, Mrs. Ottie Mae Hinerbough of Memphis and Mrs. Edith Anderson of near Lexington; three brothers, Dotson Gabbard of Darden, Willie Gabbard of Tulot, Ark. and Wess Gabbard of Pope, Tenn.
The Lexington Progress, May 14, 1964

JULIA V. (FIDDLER) GABBARD - Services for Mrs. Julia Fiddler Gabbard were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Windell Todd officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gabbard, who was 98, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. She was a native of the county and a Baptist. She leaves four sons, Connie Gabbard of Darden, Lester Gabbard of Lexington, Glynn Gabbard and Alfred Gabbard, both of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Alta Myracle of Darden, Mrs. Edith Anderson of Lexington, Mrs. Ottie Mae Hindaugh of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Hendrix of Parsons and Mrs. Minnie Meggs of Modesto, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 17, 1981

LOY LESTER GABBARD - Services for Loy Lester Gabbard were Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn Hamm officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gabbard, who was 86, died Sunday at Briarwood Manor. He was a retired farmer and welder. He leaves three sisters, Edith Anderson, Ottie Mae Limbaugh, both of Darden; three brothers, Connie Gabbard of Darden, Glenn Gabbard and Alford Gabbard, both of Memphis.
The Lexington Progress, December 1, 1993

REBA LEE (GRAVES) GABBARD - Services for Mrs. Reba Lee Gabbard, age 57, were held Sunday at Parsons Mortuary with the Revs. Cletus Duke and John Small officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery near Darden. Mrs. Gabbard, wife of R. R. Gabbard, died Friday morning at Decatur County General Hospital after a short illness. She was a Darden native. Also surviving are a son, Ralph Gabbard of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Lafferty of Decaturville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rublin Graves of Lexington; two brothers, Harold Graves and Seburn Graves, both of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Joyce Kizer of Lexington and a grandchild.
Unknown newspaper, May 25, 1987

ROY RELLOS GABBARD - Services for Roy Rellos Gabbard were Friday at Parsons Mortuary with the Revs. Cletus Duke and John D. Small officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Gabbard, who was 77, died early Thursday morning at Decatur County General Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and cattle raiser. He leaves a son, Ralph Gabbard of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Lafferty of Decaturville; and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, December 26, 1984

RUTH I. GABBARD - Services for Mrs. Ruth Gabbard were Sunday, Feb. 19, at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gabbard, who was 81, died Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis. She was a retired sales clerk at Sears and Roebuck Inc. She leaves two sons, Charles Gabbard of Memphis and Larry Gabbard of Hernando, MS; two sisters, Mrs. Eddie Faye Tignor and Mrs. Juaneva Wood, both of Lexington, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 22, 1995

JOSH GAMLIN - of Vale TN (Carroll County) died last Friday, the 8th of 1918 and was brought to Wildersville Saturday for burial at the Lewis graveyard with Rev. J.C. Lewis conducting the service. Mr. Gamlin lived in this community last year and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Lexington Progress 5 April 1918

COLDIS LAVANCE GARDNER, Sr. - Services for Coldis L. Gardner were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gardner, who was 66, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired maintenance manager of Fisher Body Inc. in Willow Springs, Ill. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the VFW and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Linda Rhodes Gardner of Lexington; three daughters, Patsie Shants of Streamwood, Ill., Pamela Woodard of Jasper, Ala., and Kimberly Williams of Memphis; a son, Neal C. Gardner of West Chicago, Ill.; a sister, Wanda Ayers of Lexington; four brothers, John H. Gardner of Huron, Jack Gardner of Brush Prairie, Wash., Jerry Gardner of Seaview, Wash., and Clarence Harold Alexander of Rockford, Ill.; three step-sisters, Eulalar Hardin of Lexington, Lavonia Blanton of Jackson and Delaware Moore of Brownsville; a step-brother, Clarence M. Alexander of Jackson, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, June 9, 1993

EVA MAE GARDNER - Services for Mrs. gardner, age 84, were Nov. 6, 2013 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. George Reed officiating. Interment followed in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. gardner died Monday in Jackson. She was born May 4, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Sam and Ollie (Sipes) Hemby. She was a homemaker, a member of Nebo United Meth. Church and enjoyed collecting antique glassware and figurines. She loved her grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Vaughn L. gardner; five brothers, George, Arthur, Otis, Samuel and Boston Hemby and two sisters, Elvie Cogdell and Ola Gardner. Survivors include her son, Dave, her daughter, Joan Arnold, her sister Cara Fuller and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Nov. 6, 2013

GLENN GARDNER - The body of the second Henderson Countian brought home from Korea for reburial will arrive Saturday afternoon on the City of Memphis. The body of Sgt. Glenn Gardner, 22 year old son of Mrs. Laura Alexander of Threadgill's Store, will be carried to the home to await services Sunday afternoon. Services will be conducted from the Juno Church of Christ with burial in Independence Cemetery.

J. HICKS GARDNER - son of the late John J. and Mrs. Martha Cunningham Gardner, was born in Henderson County July 21, 1896 and died in the isolation hospital in Memphis at 9 a.m. September 8, 1930. He was stricken with meningitis at his home ten miles west of Lexington on Friday before his death, was carried to Memphis in the Wright and Timberlake ambulance early Sunday night in a semi-conscious condition and died Monday morning. The Wright ambulance was called and brought the body back home, reaching there at 2 Tuesday morning. Hicks Gardner was married to Miss Laura, daughter of the late Esq. John W. Taylor and with the mother the nine children survive in addition to Victor, a brother and four sisters - also the following sister and four brothers of his father; Mrs. Cora Evans , Will Gardner of near Juno; Neal of Oklahoma; Claude of Madison County and Tom of Oakland CA. He was a member of the Christian Church , a good citizen all that could be asked as a home man and friend. He was endowed with a mind much above the average and had always sought to add to his store of information. The funeral was held at Juno Tuesday evening.
Lexington Progress September 12, 1930

JAMES T. GARDNER - Services for Mr. James T. Gardner were Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Fuenral Home. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gardner, age 90, died Friday in Lexington. He was born August 29, 1919 in Lexington to the late William W. and Alma Jane Ray Gardner. He was a WW II Army Veteran and a retired employee of the Tennessee State Highway Dept. He was preceded by two wives, Hattie Smith Gardner and Ola Hemby Gardner. Survivors include his son Dan Gardner of Cedar Grove, his daughter, Janice Ann ROberts of ALamo, two stepchildren, Bobby Cogdell and Betty Jo Wood of Lexington and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb 2010

JOHN MELTON GARDNER - Services for John Melton Gardner were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating,. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gardner, who was 63, died Saturday afternoon at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a Henderson County native, a carpenter and building contractor, and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Armon Whittle Gardner of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Usery of Granada, Miss; his mother, Mrs. Laura Alexander of Huron; five brothers, Theitus Gardner of Brush Prairie, Wash., C. L. Gardner, Vaughn L. Gardner, both of Huron and Leon Gardner of Seaview, Wash.; a half brother, Harold Alexander of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Aunita Cogdell and Mrs. Emma Hix Green, both of Huron; a half sister, Mrs. Wanda Ayers of Lexington and two grandsons.
The Lexington Progress, August 11, 1982

LINDA G. (RHODES) GARDNER - Services for Mrs. Linda Gardner were Friday, March 7 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington. Burial followed at Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gardner, age 57, died on Wednesday, March 5 at her home. She is preceded in death by husband, Coldis Gardner, one son, Lavance Gardner, and one step-son, Neal Gardner. She is survived by one daughter, Kim Williams of Darden, two step-daughters, Patsie Schantz of Scotts Hill, Pam Woodard of AL, four sisters, Johnnie Havner of Lexington, Mary Frances Rogers of Nashville, Katherine Greely of ILL, Mildred Gardner, three brothers, Tony Rhodes of TX, James Rhodes of Lexington, Frank Rhodes of AL. Reed’s Chapel was in charge of the services.
The Lexington Progress, March 12, 2003

NATHAN ANDREW GARDNER, SR. - Esq. Nathan A. Gardner, in his 81st year, died Monday night at his home near Juno, this county. Esq. Gardner was one of the best known and highly respected citizens of the West side of Henderson County. In the war of the sixties he was a lieutenant in the army of the confederacy. He was a member of the County Court for years and in many ways was a leading and influential citizen. Of the children by his first wife, he was survived by his sons, John, Will, Tom, Neal and Claude, (the last three named living in the West) and by two daughters. By his second wife he left four surviving children. He is survived by his third wife, who has no children. Esq. Gardner was of the Cumberland Presbyterian faith, but we do not know that he held active membership in that church. Ever since The Progress was established in 1884, Esq. Gardner had been a good friend and patron of the paper and our pleasant business relations have brought us into close contact with him and several members of his family. Later, we will be glad to give space to a more extended notice of his long and useful life.
The Lexington Progress, January 5, 1917

THOMAS GARDNER , age 65, died Dec. 30, 2011 in Cedar Grove. He is survived by his wife Margaret Walls Gardner; a son William Thomas Gardner of Cedar Grove; a daughter, Karen Bullington of Cedar Grove; one sister Janice Roberts of Cedar Grove and a grandchild; Jacob Bullington. He was preceded by his parents; James Gardner and Hattie Smith Gardner. Services were Jan. 2, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Jan. 4, 2012

VAUGHN L. GARDNER - Services for Vaughn L. Gardner were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Debora Christiansen officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gardner, who was 65, died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital. He was a self-employed building contractor, Navy veteran of WWII, past president of Lexington Lions Club, member of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the Henderson County Election Commission and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Hemby Gardner of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Arnold of Milan; a son, Dave Gardner of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Aunita Cogdell and Mrs. Wanda Ayers, both of Lexington; five brothers, C. L. Gardner, John G. Gardner, both of Lexington, Jack Gardner of Brush Prairie, Wa., Jerry Gardner of Seaview, Wa., and Harold Alexander of Rockford, Ill. and five grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 16, 1991
Vaughn Gardner, who died last week after a long illness, was a master builder. Many commercial buildings in Lexington, as well as private homes, were products of his expertise and his careful attention to detail. His own homes, the most recent on Hwy. 412 West near Juno, gave evidence of his building skills. All were extremely well done and are testaments to the dedication in his work. But more than his lifetime of building for others as well as for his own family, was his own Christian commitment. A faithful member of Nebo United Methodist Church, he served on many of its committees and helped in remodeling and modernizing the church. He was a former member and president of Lexington Lions’ Club before illness; was a member of the Henderson County Election Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. Vaughn was a family man. With his wife, Eva and their children, Davey and Joan, he enjoyed family gatherings, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He loved his country and served with the navy in World War II. He was our builder, our loyal citizen and our dear friend. We shall miss him.
– Doris Jarrett

J.R. GARLAND - Memorial services for James Robert Garland were August 8, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Mr. Garland, age 36, passed away Monday July 26, 2010 in Lexington.He was preceded by his father Mr. Robert Edward Garland. Survivors include his mother, Joyce Henderson, his stepfather, Tony Henderson; three sisters, Alicia Davis, Margaret Brantley and Tonya Marie Henderson and two stepsisters, Beverly Henderson and Sarah McPeake.
Lexington Progress 11 Aug 2010

ALEX GARNER , 82 years on the 14th of last February, died last Friday morning at the home of his son, John, eight miles west of Lexington. Mr. Garner was living just over the Hardin County line, near Milledgeville, Chester County, when he was taken ill about four weeks ago and soon afterwards was brought back here to the home of his son to die, Mr. Garner having been almost a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He is survived by his second wife and one son Elbert, 18 years old; also by the children of his first wife; Mrs. W.J. McPeake, Ben Tobe, John, Frank, Jerry, Mrs. E.P. Parsons, Dick, Mrs. D.L. Williams and George. Mr. Garner was not a member of any church but professed religion many years ago, was a believer in the Baptist faith, and told that he was not afraid to die. The remains were interred Saturday at Cross Roads, four miles east of Lexington near the old home where Mr. Garner had lived for several years. The Progress sympathizes with his wife and children of their bereavement.
Lexington Progess 27 October 1916

AMANDA (GRISSOM) GARNER - Services for Mrs. Amanda Garner, 87 were conducted Friday from the Church of Christ by Joe Cooke Vander. Mrs. Garner died Wednesday (24 Oct 1951) night at the home of Ralph Grissom, 2 miles from Lexington. She had been in failing health for some time. Mrs. Garner had made her home with Mr. Grissom for the past 17 years. She leaves a brother B. Grissom and several neices and nephews. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery with Pafford in charge.
Lexington Progress Friday Oct. 26, 1951

ARTHUR LEE GARNER , aged 52 years, departed this life on April 6, 1938, at his home on Clifton Street. He was born in Henderson County February 10, 1886, and was married to Miss Ethel Garner on March 2, 1916, who survives him, along with three children, Harold Garner, Seminole, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. Lela Mae Wheeler and Mrs. Jessie Cannon of Lexington; also his mother, Mrs. Linda Jane Garner Altom, who was by his side until the last. He leaves two brothers, Willie and Ken Garner, and a sister, Mrs. Effie Brown, all of Lexington. George F. Bolen, assisted by Revs. Walter Moody and R. F. Blankenship, conducted the funeral service with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, April 15, 1938)

BEULAH (McPEAKE) GARNER , aged 26 years, wife of Riley Garner and daughter of Bob McPeake, died last Sunday at her home east of Lexington,leaving a disconsolate husband but no children. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress January 30, 1925

BILLIE J. GARNER , age54, passed away Friday in Lexington. She was born Feb. 1, 1960 in Henderson County, to the late Homer and Hessie Maness Russell. She was preceded by her son, Derrick Crowe, and two sisters, Shirley Maness and Dale Nichols. Survivors include her husband Darrell W. Garner of Sardis; her stepdaughter, Melissa JoAnne Garner of Reagan; and two sisters Linda and Cathy Russell of Sardis.
The family has chosen cremation. There will be no service.
Lexington Progress 7 May 2014

CLOISE GARNER - Services Services for Cloise C. Garner were held Thursday, February 19, 2004 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Huron. Mr. Garner died Thursday February 19, 2004 at his residence. He was a retired factory worker at Century. He is preceded by a son and a daughter, Jessie Garner and Dorenda Cupples. Survivors include his wife Edna (Burton) Garner of Huron; 5 sons Cloise,Charles, Terry, and Daniel Garner all of Huron; 2 daughters Belinda Garner of Huron and Norma Jean Hays of Camden; 2 stepdaughters Wanda Stewart of Harrisburg, IL and Dorothy Pierce of Sesser, IL; 2 brothers Charles Garner of Huron and James Garner of Humboldt; 3 sisters, Lenoice Little of Lexington Sue Gotshall of Huron ,and Louise Burleson of Joilet, IL; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress 3-3-2004

DENNIS GARNER - Services for Dennis Dewayne Garner were Feb. 15, 2011 at the Chapel Hill Baptist Church with burial following the Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Garner, age 71, of Lexington , died Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 in Jackson. He was a self employed truck driver and a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Barbara; two sons, David Dewayne Garner of Lexington, Ty Rance Garner of Johnson City TN, a boy he raised, James McMillan; four sisters, Jeanette Butler, Janice Brewer, Jackie Hatchett and Cathy Sisson and a grandson Tyler Garner. He was preceded by his parents Mutt and Lucille Garner and two brothers, Larry and James Ronald Garner.
Lexington Progress 16 Feb 2011

DONALD RAY GARNER - age 70, passed to a better life surrounded by his family on Dec. 14, 2014, at his home in Lexington after a long battle with PLS. Services were held at Center Hill Holiness Church,on Sunday Dec. 16. Burial immediately followed the funeral at the church cemetery. Donald Garner was born in Lexington on July 24, 1942 to the late Mr. J.C. and Mrs. Vera Garner. He lived his young life in the Henderson County area attending the Palestine Community School. He graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1960 and then attended West TN Business College. He spent several years in the sales industry with Tom's Snack Foods and Tastee Bread. Later he did carpentry work, building houses, cabinetry and other specialty wood works. His favorite hobby was playing various stringed musical instruments. His most important work was the 25 years that he ministered at the Sardis Pentecostal Church. Rev. Garner is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Shirley Faye Johnson, his son, Rev. Keith Garner and his wife, Angela Garner; his daughter Melissa Garner Rand and her husband, Rev. Ronny Rand, 3 grandchildren, two brothers, Wm. and Aaron, one sister Mary Campbell and his special pet, Madison.
Lexington Progress 19 Dec 2012

ELLA (FRANKLIN) GARNER - Services for Mrs. Ella Franklin Garner, 93, former resident of Henderson County were conducted Saturday at Antioch Church by the Rev. C.A. Byrd. Mrs. Garner died Friday morning in Memphis at the home of her grandaughter Mrs. Walter King. She was born and reared in this county and moved to Memphis in 1940. She was the widow of the late George Garner, who died 18 years ago. She was a Methodist. She is survived by a son E.H. Garner of Memphis; three brothers, Joe R. Franklin of Lexington, Will of Center Ridge and J.D. of Bruceton; a sister Mrs. Dora Northington, Dudley MO; four grandchildren and five great grandsons. Burial was in Antioch Cem.
Lexington Progress Mar 30, 1951

GENEVIEVE (JOHNSON) GARNER - Funeral services for Genevieve J. "Pete" Garner were Saturday, March 20, 2004 at First Methodist Church in Perry, Florida. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Garner, 71, died March 17, 2004 in Gainsville, Florida. She worked as an officer of Clark Oil, Inc. She was preceded death by her husband Merle Brandon Garner. Survivors include her mother Maggie Lee Johnson of McKenzie, three sons Pete Brandon Garner of Tallahassee, FL, Michael Lee Garner of Perry, FL , and Jefferey Lynn Garner of Palm Harbor, FL,; one daughter Suzette Stephens of Perry, FL.; one brother Billy Joe Johnson and one sister, Ruth Townsend, both of Gleason; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Lexington Progress 3-31-2004

GEORGE WESLEY GARNER - age 75, of Huron, passed away June 20, 2014 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Johnson Garner; three daughters, Belinda Overman, Lisa Garner Riley and Kelly Bromley; a son, Darryl Wesley Garner, stepdaughter, Teresa McPeake; two stepsons, Randall Rimmer and Greg Rimmer; a sister Linda Garner Bell and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Wilburn and Veler Garner and four sisters, Betty Bruntz, Lucy Blackstock, Bonnie Latham and Ann yelverton. Services will be June 21 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 25 Jun 2014

GLENDA ELLEN GARNER - Services for Glenda Ellen Garner were held Friday, July 15 at Christian Assembly United Pentecostal Church in Adamsville. Burial followed at Old Jacks Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Garner, age 51, died Wednesday, July 13 at Henderson County Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Stanley H. Garner of Huron; a son, David McEunn of Huron; 2 daughters, Joanna Garner of Savannah and Beth Garner of Camden; a step-daughter, Kristie McAdams of Jackson; 2 sisters, Brenda Ellen McCollum of Huron and Cynthia Diane Odle of Akin, SC; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Danny McEunn.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005

HANNA GARNER - Graveside services for Hanna Rachelle Garner were Friday, June 30, 1995 at Ebenezer Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Hanna newborn infant of Shellly Adams Garner and Michael Aaron, born Sunday June 25, 1995 died Wednesday, June 28, 1995 at The Med in Memphis. In addition to her parents , she leaves a brother Dakota Aaron of Scotts Hill ; a sister Gabrielle Nichole Garner of Scotts Hill ; her grandparents, Rob Aaron, Freddy Adams, Christine Adams all of Scotts Hill; great-grandparents J.D. White, Grace White, of Reagan; Edward Aaron Adams of Scotts Hill, and Roy Wooley, Helen Wooley of Darden
Lexington Progress 7-5-1995

HERBERT H. GARNER - Services for Herbert Garner were March 2, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Garner age 78, died Sunday in Lexington. He was born Oct. 30, 1931 in Henderson County to the the late William Thomas and Bertha Ann (Hayes) Garner. He was a retired supervisor at MagneTek, a Korean Veteran who served in the Navy, a 32nd Degree Mason at Cheap Valley Lodge and a member of the local VFW and Union Baptist Church, Mr. Garner was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Willard and Riley Garner, two sisters, Gladys Whitt and Jeneva Garner, and one grandson, Brandon Powers. Survivors include his wife of 51 years. Sue Garner of Lexington, four daughters, Geneva (Tony) Powers of Lexington, Kim (Ricky) Tillman of Jackson, Bertha (Larry) Howell and Pamela (Shane) Lewis of Lexington, one sister, Addie Jones of Lexington, two grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.
Lexington Progress 3 March 2010

JAMES DUCK GARNER - Funeral services for James Garner, were Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery Mr. Garner, a self-employed heavy equipment operator, age 61, died Saturday morning at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Murray and Lucille Garner and a brother, Larry Garner. He is survived by his wife Joan Garner; a daughter, Candi Leanne Cole of Lexington; one son, James Michael Garner of Huron; four sisters, Janice Brewer of Shiloh, Jackie Chambers of Lexington, Cathy Sisson of Beech Bluff, and Jeanette Butler of Henderson; two brothers, Joe Garner of Memphis and Dennis Garner of Lexington; two grandchildren, James Trey Garner and Lauren Rae Cole.
December 5, 2007. Lexington Progress

JAMES GARNER Funeral services for Mr. James "Matthew" Garner, age 86, are scheduled for 11 A.M. Thursday, May 29, 2014, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home, with Bro. Stephen Warbritton officiating. Interment will follow in Old Jacks Creek Cemetery. Mr. Garner passed away Monday, in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. He was born October 16, 1927 in Henderson County to the late James Roy and Johnnie Douglass Garner. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Houston and Murrel Garner; one sister Lillian Garner; and two great-grandsons, Dalton Wallace and Jacob Koons. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Garner; three sons, Allen Garner, Danny Garner, and Ricky Garner; three daughters, Carolyn Bain, Judy Johnson, and Betty Miller; one brother, Emmett Garner; two sisters, Oneda Garner and Grapel Miles; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 28 May 2014

JERRY M. GARNER died March 4, 1949, at the age of 84 years at his home on Clifton Street after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Second Baptist Church with interment in Lexington Cemetery. He was baptized into the Rock hill Baptist Church at the age of eighteen. The deceased was born June 4, 1864, the son of Alexander Garner and Anna Liza Phillips. He was married to Johnnie Thomas in 1891, who preceded him in death in August of 1945. To this union were born three children, Mrs Ethel Garner, Eugene C. Garner, Sr., and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, all of Lexington. Surviving are one brother, Frank Garner, one sister, Sally Maxwell, and one half brother, Elbert Garner, all of Life. Born in Henderson County, Mr. Garner moved to Lexington about thirty-five years ago and was active in community affairs. He was an employee of the N. C. & St. L. Railway for over forty years and was retired about ten years ago.
(The Lexington Progress, March 11, 1949)

JESSE J. GARNER - Services for Jesse James Garner were Tuesday, June 30, 1992 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack McAdams officiating Burial was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Garner who was 30 died June 20, 1992 after a fire in Waltonville, IL He was formerly of Lexington and was a construction worker. He leaves his mother , Mrs. Edna Laverne Garner of Waltonville; his father Clois "Cub" Garner of Lexington; three sisters, Dorenda Cupples of Camden , Belinda Garner of Huron and Norma Gean Hayes of West Frankfort, IL, five brothers, Charles Glenn Garner, Clothel Ray Garner and Daniel Wade Garner, all of Lexington, Clois Wayne Garner of IL and Terry lee Garner of Waltonville, and two half sisters Wanda Stewart of Mount Vernon, IL and Dorthy Pierce of Waltonville.
Lexington Progress 7-1-1992

JOHN GARNER - age 82, passed away on Nov.7, 2012 in Lexington.
He is survived by his wife, Mauree Wood Gardner; 3 daughters Glenda (Gary) Hafer of Baytown Tx, Linda (Charlie) Brewer of Lexington and Cindy (Don) Bailey of Gulf Breeze FL;one sister, Wanda (Bobby) Ayers of Lexington; 1 stepdaughter, Delaware Moore of Brownsville and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded by his parents, Hix and Laura Gardner.
Lexington Progress 14 Nov 2012

JOHNIE W. (THOMAS) GARNER - daughter of the late James Harrison and Nancy Thomas, was born October 18, 1876, and died August 16, 1945, aged 68 years. Mrs. Garner had not been well for several years. She was married to Jerry M. Garner, who survives her, on May 1, 1892. She is also survived by three children, Mrs. Ethel Garner, Mrs. Gertie Taylor and Eugene C. Garner, all of Lexington. Bro. George Bolen and Bro. Elmo Blakney conducted the funeral service at the home on Clifton Street with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, August 24, 1945)

JOHNNIE GARNER - Services for Mr. Johnnie Garner, age 79, wee Sept. 6, 2011 at Jacks Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy McAdams, Bro. W.D. McCollum and Bro. Jeff Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Jacks Creek Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Homeof Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garner passed away Sunday Sept. 4, 2011 in Huron TN. He was born in Henderson County, to the late James Roy Garner and Johnnie Pinkney Douglas Garner. He was a retired logger and a United States Veteran, serving in the Korean War. Mr. Garner enjoyed playing cards at the Senior Citizens Center and was a member of the Feather Ridge Hunting Club. Mr. Garner was preceded in death by one brother, Muriel Garner. Survivors, include his wife of 60 years, Bonnie Garner, three sons, Stanley, James and Phillip Garner, three daughters, Wanda Williams, Teresa Dodd and Brenda Garner, two brothers Matthew and Emmit, three sisters Onedia Garner, Lillian Garner and Graple Miles and 18 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Sep 7, 2011

LEE ANN GARNER , 85 were scheduled for Thursday at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Garner, a native of Henderson County died early Wednesday in Jackson at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Polly Ann Bowman. She had suffered a stroke and had been in bed since Christmas. Mrs. Garner was a member of the Holiness Church. She is survived by five Sons, Ed and Howard Garner, Little Rock, Neil and Either Garner, Jackson; and Roy Garner of near Jacks Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Bowman; and a sister Mrs. Jane Garner of Missouri. Burial will be in Chapel Hill.
(Lexington Progress Feb. 2, 1951)

LUCY LEE (HORN) GARNER , - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Lee Garner, 92, will be held at 1:30 PM, Sunday, April 26, 2009 from the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Lexington, Tennessee in Henderson County. Mrs. Garner, a homemaker, died April 23, 2009. She was born in Henderson County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Felix O. and Mary Josephine Garner Horn and was educated in the county schools. Mrs. Garner was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie S. Garner in 1976; a daughter, Lea Hassell in December of 2007; five brothers and a sister. She leaves three sons, Dwight Garner and wife, Pam of Jackson; Dewey D. Garner of Olive Branch, MS and John Garner and wife, Kathy of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Regina Henson of Jackson; five grandsons, David Hassell, Ben Hassell, Danny Hassell, Hank Garner and Jason Garner; four granddaughters, Dianne Griffith, Beth Martin, Lanette Riggan and Melissa Henson and several nieces and nephews.

MARY ANN GARNER - Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Garner are today, Wednesday, June 28, 2003 11 a.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Farmville Cemetery, Wildersville. Mrs. Garner who was 70, died Sunfay, June 25, 2003 at Jackson General Hospital of heart failure. She was a retired bookkeeper. She leaves two sons, Dale Waugh and Mike Waugh both of Lexington; a daughter Robin Waugh pf Lexington; a brother, William Bolen of Huntingdon; two sisters, Judy Rulofson of San Francisco, CA ., and Velma Thomason of Huntingdon., six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10-29-2003

PINK GARNER - Funeral Services for Pink Garner, age 87, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with James Dennison and Don Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. He was a retired County Forest Ranger and Milan Arsenal employee. He served in the 101st Infantry from 1941-45 and was a member of the Chapel Hill Baptist Church. He died Tuesday Feb. 17, 2004 at Lexington Manor. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nadine Rogers Garner; three daughters, Ramona (Philip_ McCoy of Jackson, Peggy (Clois) Hughes of Huron, and Sherry (Kenny) Azbill of Lexington; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchilren. Also survived by two brothers, Tommy (Carolyn) Hatchett of Jackson, Clyde (Mildred) Hatchett of Lexington; a sister, Jean (Floyd) Johnson of Lexington and a brother-in-law Bud (Mary) Wall of Hernando MS. He was preceded by his parents, George and Lucy Hatchett Garner; 3 brothers, Bert, Wilburn and Arnold Garner; 3 sisters, Mary Lena Perry, Queen Adcox and Sue Hatchett Wall; also a special uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Pink Hatchett with whom he lived until he married. (1917 - 2004)
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

SANDRA JANE GARNER , age 61 of Lexington died Friday Sept. 25, 2009 in Jackson. She was a retired educator and counselor. She is survived by her husband John T. Garner, two daughters Stephanie (Tim) Rogers of Lexington; Amy Elizabeth Garner ofJackson; a son Christopher (Kinnrey); Garner of Collierville a stepson, Dan Phillips of Albany, GA; a sister, Charlene Bailey of Buena Vista, a brother Charles (Bobbie) Hudson of Louisiana and four grandchildren Timothy McPeake Rogers II, Juliana Cary Rogers, Grayson Savannah Garner, and Austin Kendall Wilson. Services were Sept. 27, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Rock Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Sept. 30, 2009

THELMA ONEDA GARNER - Services for Ms. Thelma Oneda Garner, age 79, were Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 at Old Jacks Creek Church with bro. Sammy McAdams officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She passed away on Feb. 13, 2015 in Lexington. She was preceded by three brothers, Matthew, J.H. and Merle Garner; and one sister Lilian Garner. Survivors include her three sons, Rocky Wallace, Roger and Rodney Wallace; daughter Shelia Webb, brother Emmit Garner, sister Graple Miles and 15 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 Feb 2015

VERA GARNER , 80, homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Center Hill Holiness Church, where she was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Garner, the widow of J.C. Garner, leaves a daughter, Mary Garner Campbell, and three sons, Donald Garner, William C. Garner and Aaron Garner, all of Lexington; a brother, Brodie Delco McCormack of Nashville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, John William "Johnnie" McCormick, her mother, Nancy Louvenia (Kelly) McCormack, her step-mother, Buna (Williams) McCormack, and one brother, Burt Clellon McCormack.
Published in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, July 2, 1999 from "Mary Jo" at Find-A-Grave

VIRGINIA ANN (McPEAKE) GARNER , age 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in Jackson. She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church She is survived by 1 son, Danny F. Garner (Rosa) of Lexington; 2 grandchildren, Angela Lynn McCord (Derek) and Tommy Neal Garner (Scarlett); 6 great grandchildren, Jennifer Burns (Bobby), Jessilynn McCord, Janna Williams (Clayton), Miles Garner, Emma Garner, and Saylor Garner; and 5 great-great grandchildren, Marshall Burns, Ivy Burns, Michael Burns, Eli Duncan, and Xander McCord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milze and Rena McPeake; and her husband, Herby F. Garner. Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 3 at 2PM at Rock Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 3PM-9PM at Reed’s Chapel and Saturday from 10AM till service at Rock Hill. Visitation on Saturday will be at Rock Hill Baptist Church. The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be given to the Rock Hill Baptist Church Building Fund at 605 Rock Hill Rd. Lexington, TN.
Lexington Progress 7 Oct 2015

GEORGE WASHINGTON GARVEY - Services for George Washington Garvey were Tuesday at Maizes Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Earl Owens and Connie Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Garvey, who was 75, died Monday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Martha Joe Hindman of Bruceton; a son, George Garvey Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Katherin Shott of Bruceton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 14, 1981

MICHAEL CALVIN GARVEY , aged 70 years, died last Friday at his home in Lexington having some weeks before undergone an operation for gallstones in the Masonic Hospital at Murray, Kentucky. He had been brought home some time before but we were not informed of it and so missed visiting one whom we had highly esteemed for many years. He was born May 6th, 1857, in Upton, Kentucky, and in that county, on June 4th, 1885, he was married to Miss Mary E. Jaggers, who bore him twelve children, of whom the following eight survive: Mrs. Eli (Annie) Replogle of Medina; Woodford M., Mrs. Orville (Martha) Pafford of Camden; Mrs. John (Lula) Sego, Victor and Bennie of Rosedale, Mississippi; Mrs. Asa (Catherine) Daws of Bruceton, George Washington and 34 grandchildren. Mr. Garvey joined the Southern Methodist Church in Lexington when Rev. C. A. Waterfield was pastor, and we can remember what a splendid simple, honest, unpretentious Christian character Bro. Waterfield thought Mike Garvey was. Revs. W. D. Jenkins and Fleetwood Ball conducted the service in the home last Friday afternoon, after which the Odd Fellows took charge, for Mr. Garvey was much attached to that fraternal order. We had known Mike Garvey the almost 30 years he had lived in Lexington and in all truth we can say that we have not known a better man. He was by nature, honest, kindly, considerate of others and no matter how great the burden might be he never shirked a responsibility. We shall miss him for no younger man can take his place.
(The Lexington Progress, March 9, 1928)

ARTHURLEEN (COFFMAN) GATELEY , age 90 of Cedar Grove, died July 11, 2014 in Jackson. She is survived by two sons, Billy E. and Gary Gateley; a sister Voncille Moore and two grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Lofton Gateley; her parents, Frances Ivie and Sarah Jane Coffman and five siblings, Henry and Woodrow Coffman, Willie Moore, Hazel Meals and Agenes Coffman. Services were July 13 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Pleasant Hill Cem.
Lexington Progress 16 Jul 2014

BEDFORD GATELEY , age 91, of Cedar Grove passed away Oct. 4, 2013 at TN State Veterans Home, Humboldt TN. He was the son of the late Vera (Williams) and Edward Gateley. He was a retired gass station attendant and was a WW II Vet. He is survived by two sister, Corene Young and Ethel Brooks, a brother Richard Gately of Cedar Grove. He also leaves 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two wives, Dorothy and Ruth Stanford; two sons, Ronnie Clifford and Terry Mitchell; two brothers Clifford and Winford, and a sister Lorene Walters. Services were Oct. 5, 2013 with Dewayne Brown officiating. Burial followe din Hickory Flatt Cemetery in Cedar Grove.
Lexingotn Progree 10/9/2013

JAMES VANNY GATELEY - Services for James Vanny Gateley were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with Houston Gateley officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gateley, 51, died Wednesday morning at Methodist Hospital of McKenzie after a three years illness. He was a Henderson County native. He lived many years in Nashville and in recent years in McKenzie. he was a pipefitter and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Martha Gateley of McKenzie; a son, James Stephen of Nashville; three daughters, Mrs. Vanessa Ruth Massey and Teresa Marie Gateley, both of Nashville and Leith Evans of Antioch; his mother, Mrs. Dora Gately ofMcKenzie; a brother Samuel of Huntingdon; three sisters, Jessie Gateley of McKenzie, Mrs. Mellia Surratt of Bruceton and Mrs. Dee Ann McAlexander of Cedar Grove and a granddaughter.
Lexington Progress 10 December 1986

ELAM SANDERS GIBSON - Services fro Elam Sanders Gibson 61, were conducted Tuesday afternoon from the Church of Christ by Bro. Charles Stovall. Mr. Gibson, a retired farmer died early Monday at his home on Huntingdon highway. Death was attributed to cancer. He had been ill for the past six months. Mr. Gibson is survived by his widow Mrs. Myrtle Hardin Gibson; a son John Gibson; and a sister Mrs. Molly Wilson. Burial was in Beech River Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress December 15, 1950)

GLENNA "MAMA" SPARKS GIBSON - age 80, passed away Nov. 6, 2014 in Lexington. She is survived by a son Michael Sparks of Lexington; 1 stepson Jeff Gibson; 1 daughter Pat King of Lexington; 2 stepdaughters, Tammy Gibson and Renne Savell and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded by a son Alan Sparks and a daughter Debbie Benfield.
Services were Nov.9 at Reeds Chapel and burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 12 Nov 2014

HENRY A. GIBSON - Services for Henry Gibson, age 91, were Nov. 30, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home with Billy Clark officiating. Interment followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Gibson passed away Tuesday in Lexington. He was born Sept. 10, 1921 in Henderson County to the late James E. and Irene McCall Gibson. He was a WW II Army Vet, a member of the VFW and a member of Juno CHurch of Christ where he served as an elder. Mr. Gibson was a former manager of Hendeerson County Co-op. Beginning his career with Co-op in the late 1950s, he became very well known throughout Henderson and Chester County and made many friends.' He was preceded by his wife Lara Lorane and his sister Ruth Houston f Dyersburg. Survivors include his son, David H. of Weatherford TX and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress December 5, 2012

GLADYS (JOWERS) AZBILL GIBSON - Services for Mrs. Gladys Gibson, age 91, were June 29, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Gibson passed away Wednesday at her home in Lexington. She was born Dec. 13, 1920 in Henderson County to the late Cellon and Pearl Little Jowers. She was a retired manager at Salant/Salant where she worked for over 50 years. She was an avid bridge player and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded by two husbands, Curtis Azbill and Robert Gibson.
Lexington Progress 4 Jul 2012

IRENE GIBSON , daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Wilford Gibson of Lexington was found dead in bed at the home of her brother, Irdell Gibson, near McAlexander's store in Carroll County, Feb. 9, 1943. The cause of her death was said to be suicide because of the fact that a pistol made from a rifle was found nearby. Miss Gibson had gone to visit the family of her brother because of a new baby in the home and the brother was employed at Milan. On the evening before the tragedy it is said that she had complained of a headache but otherwise was in good health and spirit. Her body was found by her sister-in-law when she failed to answer a call for breakfast. Surviving are her parents and four sisters, Mrs. Tommie (Annie) Lunsford, and Misses Jewel, Edna and Marcel Gibson all of Lexington, and brother, Idell Gibson. Interment was made in Lewis Cemetery near Strayleaf. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Lexington Progress 12 Feb 1943

MAMIE (FESMIRE) GIBSON - Services for Mrs. Mamie Fesmire Gibson were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery. Mrs. Gibson, who was 87, died Sunday at Lexington Manor after a long illness. She was a native of the county and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Annie Lunsford, Mrs. Jewell Jowers, and Mrs. Edna Jowers, all of Lexington; a brother, Thomas W. Fesmire of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Patra Milam of Lexington and Mrs. Maude White of Memphis; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, June 18, 1980)

POLLY GIBSON - Monday at about 1 p.m., Mrs. Pofly Gibson, aged 72 years, died suddenly of paralysis at the home of her son, Henry Gibson, 3 1/2 miles north of Lexington. Mrs. Gibson had been suffering with neuralgia and Dr. Howard had called to see her Sunday.
Lexington Progress 12 January 1906

ROGER GIBSON , about 70, farmer and mill man in the old 8th district near Union Cross, was stricken with paralysis and died last Tuesday. He had just finished a hoe handle and seemed to be in the best of health and spirits when, with no warning, he was stricken and died two hours later. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, Effie (Mrs. Dona Douglas), Alma (Mrs. Wes Pendergrass) , Elva (Mrs. Clint Douglas) and Gerlie (Mrs. Ernest Parker), all of this county and one son, Wilford. The funeral and burial was Wednesday near Longsought in the old 17th district. We had known Mr. Gibson for many years and the father before him when the old Gibson home was near Poplar Springs Church, the father having one of the most hospitable homes in that section.
Lexington Progress 19 Apr 1935

RUBY I. (JONES) GIBSON - The community was saddened last Saturday by the death of Ruby Jones as we all knew her. She was born and reared in this place. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Jones. To her daughters, Iley and Jewel we extend our deepest sympathy.
The Lexington Progress, June 25, 1954 Alberton News

SABRINA ANN GIBSON - Graveside funeral services will be Saturday March 6, 2010 at the Henderson County Gardens. There will be no visitation. Family resquests in lieu of flowers memorial be made to Hospice of West TN, 1804 Hwy 45 Bypass Humboldt or West TN Cancer Center 620 Skyline Drive Jackson. Sabrina Ann Gibson, 44 of Lexington died Saturday Feb. 27, 2010 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Randy Gibson, two sons, Jessie and Dylan Gibson; her mother and stepfather Patsy and Charlie T. Wallace, her father Carl Rimmer and a sister Kay (Mike) Waugh. She was preceded by a sister Tamara Birchett.
Lexington Progress 2 March 1910

ARLIE F. GILBERT - Funeral services for Arlie Gilbert, age 87, will be Wednesday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m. Services will be held at Corinth Baptist Church, Darden, Tn., with interment in the church cemetery. He was a retired pipeline supervisor and a member of Corinth Baptist Church for many years. He died at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Renfroe Gilbert and a grandson Pro-werstler Eddie Gilbert. He is the father of Pro-wrestler Tommy Gilbert and the grandfather of Pro-wrestler Doug Gilbert. Other survivors include: his wife, Lora Gilbert; son, Bobby Gilbert and wife, Evelyn, Jackson, Tn., daughter-in-law, Peggy Gilbert; step-daughter, Ann Parker; three brothers, Hubert, Frank, and Ray Gilbert, all of Lexington; three sisters, Betty Hayes, Sardis, Tn., Lorene Wheeler, Senath, Mo., and Lessie Jowers, Lexington, grandchildren, Kim Gilbert, Annette Crowe, Renee Gilbert and Bobby Gilbert, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Casey and Cody Wood, Whitney and Tyler Crower and Samantha and Jacob Scott.
The Lexington Progress, December 16, 1998

FRANK GILBERT - Services were Monday, April 21, 2008 at Reeds, burial in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Frank Gilbert, retired factory worker, aged 90, passed away Saturday April 19, 2008 at Lexington Manor. He is survived by one daughter, Sandra Mae Hart, Reagan; one son, Tom Allen Gilbert, Reagan; two sisters, Lessie Miller, Lexington, Lorene Wheeler, MO; one brother, Ray Gilbert, Lexington; three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 23 April 2008

FRANCES GILLIAM - Services for Mrs. Frances Gilliam, 90, years of age, wee conducted Sunday at Center Hill Baptist Church by Rev. E.J. Douglas and Rev. D.L. Jones. A daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Eliza (Griffin) Davis. Her husband William Henry Gilliam and three children preceeded her. Survivors include two sons, Troy A. Gilliam of Lexington and Floyd Gililam of Columbia TN; five daughters Mrs. Lulu Grissom, Mrs. Mintie Ross McNatt, Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Bertha Estes of Lexington and Mrs. Belle McCormick of Paragould AR. She also leaves 30 grandchildren, 87 great grandchildren adn 25 great great grandchildren
Lexington Progress Friday August 31, 1951

JAMES LLOYD GILLIAM - Services for James Lloyd Gilliam will be on Saturday May 8, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Gilliam, age 88, of Lexington, formerly of Gary Indiana died Sunday May 2, 2010 in Jackson. He was a retired employee of US Steel in Gary, a veteran of the US Army WW II and was a member of Moose Lodge # 2091 in Lexington with a Pilgrim degree as well as a member of the American Legion and VFW. He is survived by two sons, John Allen Gilliam of Lexington and James Mike (Dawn) Gilliam of Merrillville IN; a daughter, Carolyn (Daniel) Denisiuk of Gary IN; two sisters, Edith Goff and Aubie McBride; a brother-in-law John (Sue) Beard of Hardin KY; a special family member Laken (Bo) Dunkle of Lexington as well as several grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5 May 2010

NELL (SNOW) GILLIAM - Services for Nell Gilliam, age 89, were on Nov. 15, 2013 in the Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Gilliam passed away Nov. 13, 2013. She was born in Paris TN to Porter and Bertha (Brown) Snow. She was a seamstress, worked at Salant and Salant and was also a housewife and member of Broad Street Chruch of Christ in Lexington. Mrs. Nell enjoyed sewing, going to flea markets and gardening and loved all of her grandchildren. Mrs. Nell was preceded by her husband, Troy Leon Gilliam, three brothers, J.P. Charles and Dan Snow and two sisters Truma Rhodes and Wanda Sue Boone. Survivors include her sons, Myrell Gilliam and Ron, daughters Dian Jowers and Kay Gilliam and brother Bill Snow. Survivors also include 8 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 20 Nov 2013

HAZEL M. (BALLARD) GILBERT - Services for Mrs. Hazel M. Ballard Gilbert were Monday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Gilbert, who was 45, died Saturday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of the county and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Frank Gilbert; a son, Tom Allen Gilbert of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Cindy Overman of Lexington; a brother, Joe Ballard of Lexington; two half brothers, Lawrence Ballard and Johnny Ballard, both of Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Smith of Mississippi, Mrs. Martha Overman, Mrs. Susie Teague, both of Missouri and Mrs. Minnie Bingham of Saltillo and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 29, 1981

JEWELL MAE (MIDDLETON) GILBERT - age 89, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Lexington. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dorothy Middleton; husband, Ray Gilbert; siblings, Truman Middleton, Willard Middleton, Stella Hensley, and Doris Milan; and 1 daughter, Brenda Gilbert. Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 31 at 1PM at Rock Hill Baptist Church with burial to follow in Rock Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at Reed’s Chapel on Thursday from 3PM-9PM, Friday from 8AM-9PM, and Saturday from 8AM-10AM. There will be visitation at Rock Hill on Saturday from 11AM till service.
Lexington Progress 4 Feb 2015

MAGGIE ALLEN (MANESS) GILBERT - Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Maness Gilbert, age 82, were held Sunday, March 18, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Oakdale-Decatur County, with Bro. Tim Maness and Bro. Mike Yarbro officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Darden. Mrs. Gilbert was born in Henderson County on July 5, 1924, to her parents Charlie and Nervie Hayes Gilbert, who both preceded her in death. Mrs. Gilbert passed away Thursday, March 15th, 2007, at Decatur County General Hospital. Preceding her in death were three brothers and one sister; Willie Maness, Jim Maness, Sammy Maness and Ruby Duke. Survivors include four daughters, Iva Nell Arnold and husband Alan of Jackson; Nora Greenway and husband Rex of Lexington; Joan Barber and husband Bill; and Patricia Lindsey and husband Larry, all of Parsons; three sons, James Claude Gilbert, Jr. and wife Linda of Parsons, Frankie Gilbert and wife Shonda, and Charles Gilbert, all of Darden; and one sister, Nola Hendrix of Linden.

THOMAS MELTON "MINNIE" GILBERT , a resident of near Darden died very suddenly in bed in his home from heart trouble after a slight struggle at 8:00 o'clock, p.m., Tuesday, September 20th. His age was about 61 years. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Gilbert and nine children: namely, John Arlie, Hubert, Jessie, Frank, Ray, Mrs. Bettie Hays, Miss Lessie Gilbert and Miss Loraine Gilbert, all of the Darden community. Funeral services were held in Mt. Ararat Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Lee Carrington of Senath, Missouri. Burial occurred near by.
The Lexington Progress, September 30, 1938

BENNY GESSIE GILLIAM - age 87, of Lexington died May 2, 2013 in Jackson. He was retired from the UT Extension Service , a member of the San Ridge Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the 4th Marine Div. 24th Regimen 1st Bat. Charlie Co. He is survived by 3 sons, Kenneth, Steven and Roger Gilliam all of Lexington, a sister Edna Fay Newman of FL, 3 grandchildren, Jeffrey, , Justin and Kelly Gilliam. He was preceded by his wife Marie. Services were May 5, 2014 at the San Ridge Baptist church with burial in the adjoining cemetery with military honors.
Lexington Progress May 5, 2013

MARY GILLIAM - aged 4 years, daughter of William Gilliam postmaster at Huron, died from diphtheria Monday of this week. In the death of this precious little girl, Mr. and Mrs. Gilliam have the sympathy of many relatives and friends.

EUNICE OPAL GILLIAM - Services for Miss Eunice Opal Gilliam were Thursday at New Bethel Methodist Church with the Revs. Ben Rainey and John R. Britt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Miss Gilliam, who was 82, died Wednesday morning at Lexington Manor. She was a Henderson County native, a retired Henderson County school teacher, was a member of the Henderson County Retired Teachers Association. She was a former correspondent for the Lexington Progress, writing the Life news for many years. She was a Methodist. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Willie Lee Walker and Mrs. Lula Mae Bailey; a brother, Wallace Gilliam, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, 1-28-1987 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

JERRY LEON GIVENS - Graveside services for Jerry Leon Givens are today, Wednesday, April 2, at Independence Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Givens, who was 59, died Saturday, March 29, at his home in Enville. He leaves two sons, Bobby Wayne Givens of Killen, TX and David Allen Givens of Mobile, AL; three daughters, Katrina Givens, Terri Givens and Linda Givens, all of Kellen, TX; his mother, Jewel C. Givens of Enville; a brother, Harold Givens of Lake Jackson, TX; a sister, Dian Wilkinson of Faulton, S. D. and eight grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 2, 1997

MARY BELL GIVENS - Services for Mary Givens, age 70, were Jan. 28, 2013 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Horton officiating. She died on Jan. 26, 2013 in Jackson. She was preceded by a brother, Billy Gardner and two sisters, Maggie Brooks and Margie Ward. Survivors include her husband, Bobby, daughter Brenda, four brothers, Lewis, Joe, Steve and David Gardner and 3 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 30 Jan 2013

EMMA FRANCES GOBELET - Services for Emma Frances Gobelet were held on Sunday, July 6 at Reeds Chapel. Burial was held at Union Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Gobelet, age 88, of Beech Bluff died on July 3 at Lexington Manor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Gobelet.
The Lexington Progress, July 9, 2003

ONEAL JONES GOBELET - age 69, passed away April 6, 2014 in Lexington. He is survived by 2 sons, Timmy Wayne Gobelet of Wildersville and Vernon Ray Westmoreland of Lexington, 1 brother Bobby Gobelet of Jackson; 1 sister Rose Hicks of Jackson and 8 grandchildren.
Lexingotn Progress 16 April 2014

BENJAMIN HARRISON GOFF - Services for Benjamin Harrison Goff are today (Wednesday) at 11 at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Harold Hopper officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery . Mr. Goff, who was 93, died Monday night at Lexington Manor after a long illness. He was a county native, a retired farmer, and a Baptist. (member of Bear Creek Baptist Church ) He leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lottie Goff of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.
The Lexington Progress, November 10, 1982

BETTIE GOFF - Services for Mrs. Bettie Goff were Tuesday at Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville AR. Mrs. Goff, age 86, died Saturday at Chickasaw Hospital in Blytheville after a long illness. She was the widow of S. Goff and a former resident of Henderson County, having moved to Arkansas with her husband in 1922. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mildred McHaffey of Blytheville and Miss Bettie Jean Goff of Dyersburg, three sons, Sturley of Washington, England, Preston and Houston, both of Blytheville, five sisters, Mrs. Hettie Erwin of Milan, Mrs. Lela Meadows, Mrs. Willie Little, Mrs. Anabelle Little and Mrs. Mary Blankenship, all of Lexington; a brother, Raymond Moore of Decaturville; 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress October 1, 1980

ELIAS SAMUEL GOFF was born near Reagan March 5, 1864 and died March 26, 1942 at his home near Lexington. He was the son of Elias Perry and Martha Spain Goff. He was married to Susan Jane Scott Nov. 8, 1889 and to this union were born three sons who survive - S. of Blytheville AR, C.F. and Dee of Lexington - all of whom wee at his bedside when the end came. He is also survived by an older brother, Robert W> Goff, of Hernando, MS and a twin brother, Hezakiah T. Goff of Lexington. He united with Latter Day Saints Church at Liberty Hill some thirty years ago and remained a faithful member until the end. Funeral services were held at Center Hill by Elder barney Ross of Paris after which the body was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
Lexington Progress 3 April 1924

GEORGE WASHINGTON GOFF - who departed this life at the hour of 2:00 p.m., June 19, 1930, would have been 69 years old had he lived until August. He was born and reared in Henderson County and lived his whole life here. Fifty years ago last March 5th, he was married to Miss Susan Hefley, daughter of the late Stephen Hefley of the old 11th district, and of the seven children born to the union, Agnes died at the age of 42, the wife of H. J. Petty, and Steve, who died several years ago, leaving a family. Five sons survive: Dr. J. F., George Jr., Ben H., William M. and Hobart, all of Henderson County except Hobart, who resides in Decatur County. Some two years ago Mr. Goff became a member of the Baptist Church, hence it was fitting that on last Friday his remains should be carried to that house of worship in Lexington (the First Church) where the last rites were held, Revs. Fleetwood Ball, W. F. Boren and G. G. Joyner officiating, and all paying glowing tribute to the sincerity of purpose and goodness of heart of the man whose body lay before them. George Goff had been a business man, a farmer and an official of Henderson County and his integrity was no more to be questioned than was his neighborliness, for which he and his family were always noted. He had the faults and foibles incident to humanity but he loved his family, his friends and his country. His heart was in the right place and his pocket always in easy reach when his charity was appealed to. Between George Goff and the writer there were no beliefs in common, yet they entertained for each other a friendship that was unbroken through more than a quarter of a century. We join in the hope that his soul is resting in peace.
(The Lexington Progress, June 27, 1930)

GEORGE WASHINGTON GOFF - Services for George W. “Dick” Goff were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery . Mr. Goff, who was 92, died Tuesday night at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. He was a former sheriff of Henderson County from 1952-56 and was a Baptist. He leaves two sons. Joe W. Goff of Lexington and John D. Goff of Decaturville; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Pearson of Lexington; a brother, Ben Goff of Lexington; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 27, 1980

JAMES THOMAS GOFF , 84, died on Nov. 21, 2011 in Jackson. Services will be Nov. 23, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Hare Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Berlene Adams Goff; a son; Randy Goff of Colorado, 2 grandchildren; Julia Dawn Clement and Thomas Parker Goff and 2 great grandchildren, Bryant Casey Woods and Austin Riley Woods.
Lexington Progress Nov. 23, 2011

LINDA LOU GOFF , little daughter of Mack Goff, of the Chesterfield community, died in the Memorial Hospital in Jackson Saturday after having had scarlet fever several weeks ago and seemingly had recovered. The child, aged six years was taken suddenly. Her body was taken to the home of W.F. Goff and from taken to New Hope Cemetery where Rev. G.G. Joyner conducted the services and interment was made.
(Lexington Progress March 6, 1942)

MARSHALL LEE GOFF - 69, of Scotts Hill, passed away April 10, 2013 at Decatur General Hsp. in Parsons. He is survived by a daughter, Kandy Goff of Wisconsin; two sons, Johnny of Scotts Hill and Tracy of Reagan; a sister Sue Johnson of AL and 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Joe and a sister Ann Oswald. Graveside services were at Union Hill Cemetery.
Lexingotn Progress 17 Apr 2013

NANNIE (JONES) GOFF of the Timberlake vicinity, did November 21, 1941 after an illness of ten days. She was born December 17, 1878 and was 62 years old. She was married to Rube W. Goff on September 1, 1907, and to this union were born four children; Mrs. Herman (Ora) Stewart, Mrs. Sam (Zona) Freeman, Mrs. Alton (Rubye) Weatherford and Mrs. Velis (Lucille) Rosson. She leaves one brother, Will Jones of Portageville, Missouri, and one brother, John believed to be living in Texas. After funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.M. Trammell and her nephew, Elmo Blakney of Lexington, her body was laid to rest in Beech River Cemetery.
Lexington Progress December 12, 1941

NORMA GOFF - Services were Monday June 7, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in the Old Bethel Cemetery. Norma Jean Goff, age 77, of Lexington died Saturday June 5, 2010 in Lexington. She is survived by a daughter Shirley (Gary) Huckaby of Lexington; four sons, Ronnie (Jamie) Goff of Lexington, Larry (Arlene) Goff of Pace FL, David (Karen) Goff of Henderson and Stanley (Debbie (Goff of Huron; a brother, Guy Wadley of Milan and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband R.C. Goff and a son Don Goff.
Lexington Progress 9 June 2010

STEPHEN THOMAS GOFF , eldest son of George W. and Mrs. Susan Goff, was born in Henderson County , June 7th, 1882 , the place of his birth being near Center Hill, in the old 11th district. His death occurred October 10, 1923 , at his home in Lexington . On December 21st, 1904 , he was in the fullest sense of the term, happily married to Miss Maude Robbs, daughter of Mr. C. A. Robbs, who survives him with three children, Stephen Jr., Mary Sue and Earl. He is also survived by his five brothers: Dr. Frank (Jesse) of Chesterfield ; Dick of Juno; Ben and Bill, this county, and Hobart, Parsons, Decatur County . Mr. Goff had been engaged in the timber business near Reagan, staying in the home of Mr. Irvin Washburn. Last Monday night Mr. Goff was again attacked by a malady with which he has been afflicted, and when he was discovered to be ill Tuesday morning, he was unconscious and was brought to his home here in that condition. Several years ago he professed religion and united with the Baptist Church here, hence it is fitting that the Baptist pastor, Rev. Fleetwood Ball, should officiate in his funeral service. We feel competent to speak of the life and character of Steve Goff. He was but two years old when he came to Lexington and we have known him nearly all of his 39 years. He was a good man to his family, a devoted husband and perhaps too indulgent father; he was a good neighbor and a friend who was always ready to help a friend; he was a man who attended strictly to his own business and in all ways he was a well-balanced, well-disposed man. He was our friend and with his people we mourn his untimely death. May his soul rest in peace.
The Lexington Progress, October 12, 1923

SUSAN PENELOPE (HEFLEY) GOFF - Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Penelope Hefley Goff, 92, were conducted at the First Baptist Church, Parsons, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. G. G. Joyner and Rev. Edwin E. Duesner were the officiating ministers. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery with Wright-Timberlake Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Goff died Monday at 10 a.m. at the home of a son, G. H. Goff in Parsons. Mrs. Goff was the widow of the late George W. Goff. She was born in Henderson County on March 3, 1958. In spite of her advanced years, she was active until a few days ago. She enjoyed going to church, doing needle work and visiting her friends and neighbors. Possessing a remarkable memory, she was able to recall the Battle of Shiloh which was fought April 6 and 7, 1862, and could relate how she and her family could hear the sound of the cannon fire on those days. Mrs. Goff was the mother of eight children, four of whom survive: George W. Goff, Lexington; Ben H. Goff, Noblesville, Indiana; William M. Goff, Lexington; and G. H. Goff, Parsons. She is survived by one brother, George F. Hefley, Lawn Texas. Mrs. Goff was the county's oldest mother last Mother's Day.
(The Lexington Progress, June 16, 1950)

ALICE MARIE GORDON - age 73, passed away on August 24, 2009. Marie was a loving Christian wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was loved and respected by family members of Bellevue church of Christ, coworkers, business associates, neighbors and other friends. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joel E. Gordon; sons, Dr. Timothy (Maribeth) Gordon of Columbia TN; David (Melissa) Gordon of Nashville; grandchildren Will, Jennifer, Leslie, Andrew Gordon; sisters, Robbie (Johnny) Burress, Margaret Ruth (Edwin) Day; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be August 26, 2009 at Bellevue Church of Christ and gravesides will will follow at Chapel Hill CHurch in Huron.
Lexington Progress 26 August 2009

RANDY GORDON - Services for Mr. Gordon age 55, were Monday July 8, 2013 in Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. Gordon passed away July 6, 2013 in Covington TN. He was preceded by one sister, Mona Watson. Survivors include his brother, Ronadl Gordon and three sisters, Gina Dunn, Tina Williams and Debbie Feathers.
Lexington Progress 10 Jul 2013

ARTHUR FINIS GOURLEY , age 65, of Cedar Grove died Monday Nov. 2, 2009 at his home. He is survived by his companion Violet Gourley, a daughter Carolyn Stanley and 4 grandchildren. His family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be held November 21, 2009 at Crossroads Baptist Church.
Lexington Progress Nov. 4, 2009

JAMES ALBERT GOURLEY , 64, a loving husband, father, grandaddy and uncle lost his bath with cancer on Saturday, December 12, 2009. He was born on August 11, 1945 in Henderson County to the late Alford and Mattie Jo Gourley. He was married to Janice Eason for more than 43 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters - Jennifer Huffman (Les) of Germantown TN, Jana Ross (Tim) of Clover SC and Jada Brown (Billy) Of Lexington. Eight grandchildren who were the sunshine of his life - Gabrielle, Zackary and Taylor Huffman, Alexandrea, Trevin, Derek and Jimbo Ross, and Baylee Brown. Jimmy is also survived by three sisters - Barbara Kirby (Phillip) of Jackson, Peggy Lowe (Robert) of Milan, LaNell Hanson (Mark) of Austin TX and one brother Lanny Gourley (Susan) of Jackson. Also he is survived by eight nieces and nephews, other extended family and a host of friends. Jimmy worked at Owens Corning Fiberglass for over 18 years and retired from Yeargin/FCPI Construction after more than 20 years of service. At the time of his death, Jimmy was a deacon at Poplar Springs Baptist CHurch, Lexington and was serving as a Henderson County Commissioner. The family would like to thank all of those who prayed for and supported our family. Also appreciation and gratitude to those who rendered care of our husband and father. The family honored his wish to selflessly donate his body to further medical research and enhance others through the knowledge gained. His generous gift and legacy reside at the Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) in Memphis TN.
Lexington Progress 16 December 2009

JOREBA (LAWRENCE) GASS GOURLEY - Services for Jo Reba Gourley, 88, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Douglas/Waller Cemetery.

Mrs. Gourley, an LPN at Jackson General Hospital died Friday at Briarwood Nursing Home of heart failure. She was preceded by her husband Aubrey Gourley. She is survived by three sons, James D. Gass, Al C. Gass, both of Jackson, Gene L. Gass, location unavailable; and a sister Byrde Jordon of Lexington.

Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist CHurch

LYLE GOURLEY - Funeral services for Mr. Lyle Gurley, age 102, were Sunday January 11, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gurley died late Friday at his home in Lexington. He was born February 4, 1906 in Henderson County to the late Tom and Ellie Sweat Gurley. He was a retired farmer and a member of Independence Church of Christ. Survivors include his son, Herbert Gurley of Lexington and his sister of Lexington and his sister, Lottie B. Carptner of Murfreesboro.
Lexington Progress 14 January 2009

PATSY ANN (HILLIARD) GOURLEY - Services for Mrs. Patsy Ann Gourley were Tuesday, December 5, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gourley, who was 53, died Tuesday, December 3, at Jackson General Hospital. She was a homemaker. She leaves a daughter, Angela Maness of Lexington; a son, Jason Gourley of Lexington; two sisters, Kate Jerden of Memphis and June Brown of Cedar Grove; two brothers, R. C. Hilliard and Earl Hilliard, both of Huntindon and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, December 11, 1996

ADDIE LEONA GRAVES - Services for Addie Graves will be May 4, 2011 at Parsons Mortuary. Burial will follow in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Graves, age 94, died APril 30, 2011 at her home in Memphis. She was preceded by her husband Jessie Paul Graves; four brothers, Bill, Ray and Glen Moore; two sisters, Jan Douglas and Pauline Harper. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Betts of Memphis; one brother Carl Moore, Perryville; one sister Irene Ogwin Clarkesville TN and one grandson.
Lexington Progress 4 May 2011

DANNY GRAVES , Services for Danny Graves, 63, were held Oct. 9 at Calvary Baptist Church in Parsons with Bro. Danny Ray officiating. Interments followed at Bible Hill Cemetery. Mr. Graves died on Oct. 7, 2012. Survivors include his wife; Glenda Mooney Graves, one son, Jon, one daughter, Courtney Townsend, three sisters; Kay Grice, Rosa Hamm and Vicky Shutt and four grandchildren.
Lexingotn Progress Oct 10, 2012

EDNA LOUISE GRAVES , age 78 of Lexington died Dec. 14, 2010 in Lexington. She is survived by 4 daughters Vicki Young of Chicago, Sherry Graves of Milwaukee, Cynthia and Sandra Graves of Lexington, 3 sons John Graves, Michael Graves, and Jeffrey Graves all of Chicago, 2 brothers John Eberhart of MO and Seth Eberhart of CA - 35 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 22 Dec 2010

MAJOR LEE “LEO” GRAVES - Services for Major Lee “Leo” Graves were Monday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Paul Phillips officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Graves, who was 71, died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired employee of Texaco Oil Co., a veteran of World War II and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lois Anderson Graves of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Shelby Scharringhavsen of New Braunfels, Texas; a brother, John R. Graves of Lexington and two granddaughters.
The Lexington Progress, March 14, 1990

MARY (ADAMS) GRAVES - On the last day of August 1905 the angel of death summoned Aunt Mary Graves to join her beloved companion, who on the last day of April 1904 had forsaken earth life to rest on the other shore. She was born September 29, 1839 and was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Major L. Graves December 28, 1865. Aunt Mary had been united for many years with the Missionary Baptist Church living faithfully to the same. She was esteemed and honored by all who had occasion to know her. She crowned her entire life with energetic efforts for usefulness. It was the Lord's good pleasure to bless her with five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of their mother --- Bebe Boswell, Wildersville Tennessee
The Lexington Progress September 22, 1905

MORRIS WAYNE GRAVES - Funeral services for Morris Wayne Graves, age 69, were Thursday April 22, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Mike Rogers and Cory Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Mr. Graves died Tuesday in Jackson. He was born July 7, 1940 in Decatur County. He was a retired tool and die maker for Young Radiator and a member of Beacon Church of Christ. Mr. Graves was preced in death by his father, Ray J. Graves and one brother, Darrel Graves, Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Janie Graves of Scotts Hill, his mother Mrs. Bert Graves of Parsons, his son, Gregory Wayne Graves of Caufield MO; two daughters, Teresa Graves Fesmire 9Tony) of Lexington and Marcy Crume (Phil) of Decaturville, one sister, Agnes Townsend of Parsons and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 28 Apr 2010

PAUL GRAVES - Funeral Services for Paul Graves were Tuesday at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery.Mr. Graves, age 87, died May 22, 2009 athis home in Memphis. Survivors include his wife Addie Leono Moore Graves, Memphis, one daughter Amy Betts, MEmphis, two sisers Rebecca Hayes and Nina Lou Clenny, one grandson.
Lexington Progress 27 May 2009

RUBY (HAYES) GRAVES - Services for Mrs. Ruby (Hayes) Graves were Sunday at Darden Pentecostal Church with Rev. Lowell Benson officiating. Burial was in Duke Cemetery with Parsons Mortuary in charge. Mrs. Graves, 70, died Friday night at her home after a heart attack. She was a Pentecostal minister. She leaves her husband Daniel of Darden; three sons, Paul of Memphis, Leon of Darden and Hayes of Lexington KY; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Hayes of Chesterfield and Mrs. Nina Lou Clenney of Lebanon; four brothers, Ollie Hayes of Sardis, Hooper of Lexington, Carlie of Parsons and Bradley of Lexington KY and two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Reeves of Darden and Mrs. Roberta Sanders of Memphis.
Lexington Progress 12 Mar 1975

RUEBEN PINKNEY GRAVES - Services for Rueben Pinkney Graves were Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Cletus Duke and Don Franks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Graves, who was 100, died Thursday night at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Kizer of Lexington; two sons, Harold Graves of Lexington and Seaburn Graves of Chicago; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 31, 1990

DICKEY GRICE , age 66, passed away Friday September 10, 2010 in Nashville TN. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 13, 2010 at Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church with Bro. Duke officiating. Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery. He was preceded by his father Newlin Grice. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patsy of Sardis TN, his mother Lila Allen Grice of Sardis , one son Mark of Lexington, one daughter Michelle of Blue goose and a sister Brenda Marr of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 15 Sep 2010

HOWARD DEWAYNE GRICE , 56, construction worker, died Tuesday at the Wake County Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C. Services will be at 2:30 today at Boyd Funeral Home with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Grice leaves two sons, Stephen Grice of Orlando, Fla., and Jamie Grice of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and his parents, Marvin and Thelma Grice of Scotts Hill, Tenn.

MARVIN HAROLD GRICE , 79, mechanic, died of heart failure Tuesday at the Decatur County General Hospital in Parson, Tennessee. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Sardis Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home has charge Mr. Grice, the husband of Thelma Grice, also leaves a daughter, Donna G. Soldo of Clermont, Fla; three sisters, Imogene Lucas of Nashville, Alma Wicker of Scotts Hill and Edith Nyka of Phoenix; two brothers, Paul Grice of Parsons and Grady Grice of coal City, Illinois; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

PATSY GRICE - Services for Patsy Grice, 60, were Tuesday APril 26, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Grice died Sunday in Jackson. She was a retired employee of Michael's Sportswear. She was preceded by her husband Dickie Grice. Survivors include her son, Mark of Lexington; her daughter Michelle Grice of Huron; five brothers, Billy Camper of Decaturville, Royce Camper of Decaturville, Jim Camper of Houston, Hank Camper of Lexington and Lary Camper of Decaturville; two sisters, Joyce Davis of Cold Water MS and Sharon Ball of Houston.
Lexington Progress 4/27/2011

EFFIE MAY (GARVEY) GRIFFEY , beloved wife of H. A. Griffey, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Garvey, was born in Hart County, Kentucky, June 1st, 1891, and died July 19th, 1922, at her home at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She came to Lexington with her parents when she was eight years old and was married to Mr. Griffey, February 16th, 1910. To this union were born three children--Harry, age 11, Fred, 8, and Herman Junior, 3. She made her home in Lexington until December 1916 when she and her husband had moved to Pine Bluff. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The remains were brought back to Lexington and interred in Lexington Cemetery. To our old friend, Mr. Garvey, the bereft mother, husband, the little children and other relatives and friends, The Progress extends heartfelt sympathy. The loss of such a good woman just at a time when her children need her protecting care is one of those calamities the grief of which can only be softened by time.
(The Lexington Progress, July 28, 1922)

ALFORD GRIGGS was born eight miles north of Lexington in December 1833, lived the greater part of his life in the same community, moved to Lexington about 24 years ago, and at the age of about 83 years, passed away in his home on the west side of Lexington at 7:30 a.m. July 14, 1916. The funeral occurred with Masonic honors at about 10 a.m. Saturday morning , the 15th inst. with religious services in the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, followed by interment in the Lexington Cemetery. In December 1865 Mr. Griggs was married to Mary Elizabeth Todd and to this union were born two children; Dubois A. and Evajean, wife of A.S. Stanford, the latter now a resident in Louisiana. Both were with their father in his last illness and death. The wife of his youth was for a long time an invalid and died in Lexington about 20 years ago. Alford Griggs was not a member of any church but was a believer in the Presbyterian faith, was generally an attendant at the Baptist Church. He joined the Masons before the Civil War at old Farmville in this county and all the remainder of his life held his membership in the Masonic Order. On the 29th of January 1899, Mr. Griggs was married to Mrs. Georgia Derryberry, daughter of Esq. W.G. Frizzell. She has made him a true and faithful helpmate.
Lexington Progress July 21, 1916

JAMES HAROLD GRIGGS - Services for James harold Griggs, age 81, were Monday June 20, 2016 at the Broad Street Church of Christ in Lexington with P.J. Hardy, Rodney Campbell and Charles Tharp officiating. Interment followed in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Griggs, the son of the late Leon and Virgie (Ivey) Griggs, died June 17, 2016 with his family at his side in Jackson. A pillar of Lexington tnad Henderson County, Mr. Griggs or Harold was known by the community through his years of service in the grocery store business. The grocery business as his life,, except for three days when he was encouraged to be a car salesman, and was best known as the owner of Griggs Big Star from 1974 - 2007 and partner in the Cotton Patch Restaurant. He had many interests, but none topped his many pheasant hunts in South Dakota or his dove and quail hunts in Mexico. He shared the successes of these trips with hundreds of his friends at his annual Bird Suppers in the Spring of each year. In addition to hunting, he had a great love of the St. Louis Cardinals, his home community of Christian Chapel and making visits to his friends after his retirement. Mr. Griggs was a devoted memer of the Broad Street Church of Christ and the Lexington Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and past Rotarian of the Year. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorris, a daughter, Pam Griggs (Rex) Herndon; hisson Jeff (Paige) Griggs all of Lexington; grandchildren, Mandy , Dallas Griggs and Misty Sharp; and great grandchildren, River and Canyon Sharp and Toni and Sam Powell. He was preceded by his sister, Lavon Brewer.
Lexington Progress 22 June 2016

DEE GRIMES - Services for Dee Grimes, 77 were held Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Grimes died Friday morning at the home of his daughter after an apparent heart attack. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Ayers Mineral Co. of Lexington. Survivors, all of Lexington, include a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Carter, a brother, Otis Grimes, two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Shackelford and Miss Mollie Grimes, and a grandson.
Henderson County Times, October 15, 1980

NICHOLS BRIAN GRISHAM - Services for Nichoals Brian Grisham were Friday at Palestine Pentecostal Church with Revs. Bobby Beecham and Cleo Kelley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. The 10 month old boy was killed Wednesday afternoon when his mother accidently drove over him while backing from a driveway, authorities reported. He had just been picked up by his mother at a babysitter's when the incident occurred about 4:15 p.m. He fell from the car while it was moving. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Grisham; a brother, Kevin Wayne of Lexington; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lendon Grisham of Savanna; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Wallace of Huron.
Lexington Progress 16 Jan 1980

EEVIE NICHOLE GROVE - Funeral services for Eevie Nichole Grove, 11 months old, were Sunday, July 17 at Paffords Scotts Hill Chapel. Burial followed at Judson Cemetery. Baby Grove died Friday, July 15 at Summit Medical Center. She is survived by her father, Adam Grove and mother, Casondra (Burgess) Grove; grandpatents, Daphney Rich, David Carrington, Tony Grove, and Stacey Grove; and great-grandparents, Faye Sims and Helen Lorenzen.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005

MARGIE NELL GROVE - Services for Margie Grove were Aug. 26, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington, burial following in Hare Cemetery. Mrs. Grove, age 79 died Aug. 22, 2011 in Elmhurst IL. She is survived by two sons, David Burton of Lexington and Steve Burton of Lexington, a daughter Alice Juanita Heaton of Chicago; five brothers, Thomas, Don, Jerry, Bobby and Leon Wilson; two sisters Becky Nichols and Louise Smith and 10 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 31 Aug 2011

LUCILLE (CHAMERS) GUINN - Services for Mrs. Lucille Chambers Guinn were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. E.E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cem. Mrs. Guinn, 69, died Tuesday at Lexington Hospital. She was a member of teh Retired Teachers Association of Florida. She leaves two brothers, Dr. Cole Chambers and Earl Chambers, both of Lexington
Lexington Progress 16 January 1980

AILSIE DOROTHY (LITTLE) GURLEY was born December 31, 1911, and died July 14, 1935. She was the youngest daughter of the late M. T. and Mrs. Flora Little. She was married to Kie Gurley September 9, 1934, and to this union was born one child, Bob, an infant of six days. Survivors include her husband, mother and father, brothers and sisters, Sol, Silas, Winstead, Roy, Halbert, Mrs. Ezra Williams, and Mrs. Guy Gurley. At the age of 17 she joined the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
(The Lexington Progress, July 19, 1935)


ALMA (ADCOCK) GURLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Gurley Adcock, age 84, were December 6, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Adcock the widow of Robert Adcock, the daughter of the late Lee and Fannie Gurley, died Thursday Dec. 4, 2008 at Lexington Hospital. She was retired from AT & T and a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include her sister, Ms.Ruby Gurley, three nieces, Sue Brown, Mary Lou Wad eand Suzanne McGee; two nephews Fred Gurley and Roy Lynn Gurley and two special friends, Kenneth Griggs and Judy Griggs.
Lexington Progress 10 Decembe r2008


BETTY MARIE GURLEY - Funderal services for Betty Gurley were Monday August 4, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley age 62, died Friday in Jackson. She was preceded by nine brothers and sisters, David Page, Bonnie Taylor, Billy Taylor, W.H. Taylor, Thomas Taylor, Imogene Bivens, Janice Newsom, Carol Lashlee and Mary Lou Taylor. Survivors include two daughters,Kathy Brown of Adamsville and Judy Suarez of Morris Chapel; one brother, Curtis Taylor of Lexington and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 6 Aug 2008


DOROTHY SUE GURLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Sue Gurley, age 79, were held Tuesday June 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Tim Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley, a homemaker, was the widow of Elvis Leon Gurley. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John Henry Cogdell, Goerge Cogdell and R.D. Cogdell; and her sister, Evelyn (Pat) Cogdell Scott. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Ann Delaney and Linda Sue Wilson, both of Beech Bluff; her son, Charles Leon Gurley; 4 sisters, Clara Daniel, Flossie Todd, Margarette Young, all of Lexington and Virginia Todd of Memphis, a brother Frank Cogdell of Lexington; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

ELVIS LEON GURLEY - Services for Elvis Leon Gurley, 63, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Singleton and the Rev. J. T. Plunk officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gurley, a retired Tennessee Valley Authority employee, died early Thursday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County's Blue Goose community and a WW II veteran. He was Presbyterian in belief. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Sue Gurley, a son Charles Gurley of Beech Bluff; two daughters, Linda Wilson of Huron and Shirley Watson of Beech Bluff; his mother, Maude Gurley of Lexington, three sisters, Jo Ann Davis and Carol Usery, both of Lexington, and Evelyn Eaves of West Memphis; and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12 / 19/ 1986

ESSERY L. GURLEY - Funeral services for Essery L. Gurley, 86, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21st at Reed's Chapel in Scotts Hill. Burial will follow in the Doe Creek Cemetery. Mr. Gurley died Tuesday night at the Decatur County Hospital after a life long battle with polio. He was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Scotts Hill. He is survived by one sister, Zena Gurley Western formerly of Milan, now of Humboldt. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Kennedy Gurley, his father, Jess Gurley and several siblings, Voist, Gova, Bob and Boyd Gurley. Visitation with the Gurley family will be Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home and Friday morning beginning at 9 am until time of service.

ELUS LEE GURLEY - Services for Elus Lee Gurley were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Aubrey Dickson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Gurley age 84, was found dead at his home Saturday morning. He was a retired carpenter. He leaves a brother, John Gurley of Lexington and a sister, Velma Waynick of Lexington.

FANNIE (BUCK) GURLEY - Services for Fannie Buck Gurley, 97, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley died Saturday afternoon at her home. She was the widow of Walter Lee Gurley. A son Laurence Gurley preceded her in death. A native of Henderson County, she was the oldest member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Mt. Gilliard. Surviving are a son Frank Gurley of Lexington, three daughters, Ida Mae Gurley, Alma Adcock and Ruby Gurley all of Lexington; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

FLOYD LAVON GURLEY - Services for Floyd Lavon Gurley, 54, of Mt. Juliet, TN will be a Pafford's Funeral home at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Henry McCrury officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gurley died at McFarland Hospital in Lebanon of sudden death. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pentecostal Church at Blue Goose. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Louise Arnold of Portland, Oregon and Mrs. Lois Chinowith of Mt. Juliet TN.

JAMES GORDON GURLEY - Services for James Gordon Gurley were Tuesday, April 8, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Gurley, who was 70, died Sunday, April , 1997 at his home in Lexington. He was a retired farmer and employee of TVA. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Verlie H. Gurley of Lexington; two stepdaughters Betty Gore and Nadine Lunsford, both of Lexington; a brother, Robert Gurley of Crump; four sisters, Sarah Bright of Tampa FL, Ruth Thompson of Ruskin FL, Dorothy Diaz of Harrisburg, PA and Cathy Stockberger of Berrien Springs MI; four grandchildren, Barbara Whie, Debbie, Azbill, Regina (not finished).
Lexington Progress 4/8/97

JOHN Hula GURLEY - Services for John Hula Gurley were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Rodney Hardin and Judy Wolfgang officiating. burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Gurley, who was 81, died Thursday night at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired maintenance employee for Lexington Housing Authority. He leaves his wife, Trula Owens Gurley of Lexington and a sister Mrs. Velma Waynick of Lexington.
Lexington Progress July 8, 1992

LYLE C. GURLEY - services for Mr. Lyle Gurley, age 102, are scheduled for 2:00PM, Sunday, January 11, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Leon Jones, Curtis Cates, and Garland Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Gurley died late Friday at his home in Lexington. He was born February 4, 1906 in Henderson County to the late Tom and Ellie Sweat Gurley. He was a retired farmer and a member of Independence Church of Christ. Survivors include his son, Mr. Herbert Gurley of Lexington and his sister, Lottie B. Carpenter of Murfreesboro.
Pafford Funeral Home

MAUD GURLEY - Services for Mrs. Maud Gurley were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Moody officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley who was 89, died early Thursday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of William E. Gurley and a Methodist. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Carol Usery of Beech Bluff, Mrs. Jo Ann Davis of Lexington and Mrs. Evelyn Eaves of West Memphis, Ark.; eight grandchildren, 12 great Grandchildren and a great grandchild.

MILDRED GURLEY - Services for Mrs. Mildred Louise Gurley are today July 4, 2001 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley, 90, died Tuesday July 3, 2001 at Lexington Methodist Hospital of a stroke. She was a retired employee of Milan Arsenal. She leaves her husband, Lyle Calvin Gurley of Lexington; a son Herbert of Lexington.
Lexington Progress July 4, 2001

REGINA DIFFEE GURLEY - Services for Mrs. Regina Diffee Gurley will be today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. David Hawley and Neal Morris officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley, who was 42, died Monday night at her home in the Blue Goose community. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. She laves her husband, Charles Gurley of Lexington; a daughter Nerissa Gurley of Lexington; a son, Benna Gurley of Lexington; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Diffee of Jackson; two sisters, Carolyn McLemore of Jackson and Darlene Bain of Beech Bluff; and a brother, Leonard Diffee of Jackson.
Lexington Progress 3/24/1993

RUBY GURLEY - Funeral services for Ms. Ruby Gurley, age 78, will be 2 pm Sunday May 30, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker and Charles Thomason officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Ms. GUrley was a member of First Baptist Church and Joy SUnday School Class. She was preceded by her parents, Lee and Fannie Gurley; brothers, Frank and Lawrence Gurley and her sisters, Ida Mae Gurley and Alma Adcock. She is survived by her three nieces, Sue Brown, Mary Lou Wade, SUzanne McGee; two nephews Fred Gurley and Roy Lynn Gurley and special friends, Keneth an dJudy Griffs and family.
Lexington Progress 5/29/2010

SARAH CATHERINE (STRATTON) GURLEY - Services for Mrs. Sarah Catherine Gurley were yesterday afternoon at Independence Church of Christ with Charles O. Wilson and Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Gurley, who was 85, died Monday night at her home in the Independence community following a lengthy illness. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves two sons, Elvis Gurley and Jesse Gurley, both of near Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Indie Keen of near Lexington and Mrs. Brodie Mosier of Memphis; two brothers, W. C. Stratton of near Lexington and J. A. Stratton of Jackson, 16 grandchildren and 24 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 20, 1963

TRULA OWENS GURLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Trula Owens Gurley age 86 were held Friday July 11, 2008 in the chapel fo Pafford Fuenral Home. Burial in Antioch Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley died Wednesday 9 July 2008 in Jackson. She was born November 22, 1921 in Henderson County to the late Jim and Clossie Franklin Owens. She was a retired secretary for Richardson Insurance Agency and a member of Center Ridge United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gurley was preceded in death by her husband Mr. John H. Gurley; four brothers and eight sisters.
Lexington Progress 16 Jul 2008 (Photo from June Barker on Find-A-Grave)

VIRGINIA RUTH (SMITH) GURLEY - Services will be today at 3 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Gurley, 69, died at her home Monday morning. She was a retired bookkeeper for Standard Oil Co. and a Methodist. She leaves her husband, Frank Gurley of Lexington; a son, Roy Lynn of Lexington; a daughter Mrs. Suzanne Magee of Dallas TX; a brother, Jerry C. Smith of Decaturville; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Joe Cox of Selmer, Mrs. Margaret Rainey of Linden, Mrs. Mary Kay Pope of Bath Springs and Mrs. Laura B. Duck of Decaturville.
Lexington Progress April 4, 1990

VOIST H. GURLEY - Services for Voist H. Gurley were Tuesday May 7, 1996 at Boyd Scotts Hill Funeral Home with burial in Doe Creek Cemetery. Mr. Gurley, 83, died Sunday, May 5, 1996 at Decatur County General Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves two brothers, Essary of Scotts Hill and Gova of Gibson; a sister, Zena Western of Milan
Lexington Progress 8 May 1996

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