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LAR LU (DOUGLAS) HADEN , died October 13, 2011 in TX. She was born in Henderson Co in 1924 and was a graduate of LHS. After college at Lambuth she taught school at Bargerton for one year, but left to become a stewardess with Braniff Airlines. She was preceded by her husband Denny Haden, her parents were Grady Douglas Sr. and Ina Pierce Douglas and a sister Josephine Douglas Hopper. She is survived by her sons Van Haden and John Haden, brother Grady Doublas Jr. and sister Shirley Douglas Moffitt. Lar Lu was a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren, Ryan Haden, Miles, John Mark and Halie Haden and Elizabeth.
Lexington Progress 26 Oct 2011

SHAUN MIDON HAGENBUCH , age 40, of Cedar Grove died Feb. 26, 2012 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife Michelle Coleman Hagenbuch, 2 children, Jacob and Chelsea, his mother Linda Koser and father Jerry Prifogle. His family has chosen crematino and there will be a memorial service at the Twins Oaks Baptist Church in Cedar Grove on Friday March 2. 2012.
Lexington Progress 29 Feb 2012

DONNY HAINES - Funeral services for Donny Haines were held August 12, 2010 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana IL with Rev. James T. Kelly and Rev. Jerry T. Thorpe Jr. officiating. Burial was in Price Cemetery, Oconee. Mr. Haines, age 27, of Lexington TN formerly of Pana IL died August 7, 2010 in Jackson Hospital. He is survived by his wife Heather Haines, Lexington; children Andrew and Serenity Haines; father William Donald Haines and wife Shelia; mother and stepfather Christina Meek and Rob, Taylorville; brothers and sisters, Jimmy Lee Haines, Pana, Kristal Ann Haines, Taylorville and Brandon Lee Haines, Pana.
Lexington Progress 18 Aug 2010

THOMAS HALE - Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Hale are scheduled for February 24, 2010 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Prien officiating. Burial will follow in the Hale Family Cemetery. Mr. Hale age 69, died Monday in Jackson. He was born July 31, 1940 in Henderson County to the late Murt Vinson and Ruby Parham Hale. He was a retired construction worker. He was preceded by one sister Ada Louise Blankenship. SUrvivors include his wife Judy Hale of Lexington; two sons, Thomas V. of Huron and Steve of Lexington; four sisters Jessie Marie Britt of Huron, Sarah Willis of Warrner Robbins GA, Cornelia TIgnor of Jackson and Patsy Prien of Lexington; four grandchildren, Amber (Dwayne) Wallace, Nick Hale, Kelly Hale, and Matthew Hale; three great grandchildren, Jacob Hale, Jaxxon Wallace and Kenlie Wallace.
Lexington Progress Feb. 24, 2010

EMMA (DEERE) HAILEY - Services for Emma Deere Hailey were January 5, 2009 at Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside services were Tuesday at Rock Hill Cemetery in Lexington. Mrs. Hailey age 83, of Carthage died Dec. 27, 2008 she was a native of Lexington and longtime Smith County educator. She was preceded in death by her husband David Hailey; one granddaughter; siblings Mary Jones, Martha Winfield, Charles Deere and John Deere. She is survived by four children, Carol Hailey Lollar of Carthae, Alan of Turkey Creek, Charles ofLebanon, Bob of Carthage; one brother, SWilliam Deere of Lexington and eight grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7 January 2009

EMMITT HALTER - Funeral services for Emmitt Halter will be Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010 at 2 pm at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Halter age 85, of Memphis died Monday Feb. 22, 2010 in Memphis. He is survived by his wife Maple Halter, and a sister Berdine CCChoats of Crossville TN.
Lexington Progress 24 Feb 2010

STACEY LORENE HALTER - Services for Stacey Lorene Halter were Friday May 21, 2010 at the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment followed in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Halter, age 94, of Clarksburg passed away May 20, 2010 at her home. She was a homemaker. She was preceded by her husband, Lucian Halter; two sons, Donald Halter, Dwight Halter; three sisters, Ethel Wood, Ollie Watkins, Lela Walker and two brothers Everett Scales and Edgar Scales. She is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Lutz of Huntingdon, Jean H. Crownover of Lexington, Glenda Harris, Judy White; one son, John C. Halter all of Clarksburg and eleven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 May 2010

JOHN B. HAMLIN - Graveside services for Mr. John B. Hamlin, age 75, were Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 at Lexington Cemetery. Burial followed. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. Hamlin died Wednesday in Lexington. He was born Feb. 28, 1934 in Mechlenburg Co. VA to the late Robert S. and Frances Harriss Hamlin. He was a US Air Force Vet of the the Korean War and a retired Insurance Salesman. He was preceded in death by his wife. Mrs. Nina McCollum Hamlin and a daugher, Becky Hamlin. Survivors include his son, Michael Hamlin of Murfreesboro; a daughter, Gayle Nell Berry of Springfield MO; a brother Stephen Hamlin of VA and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 30 Dec 209

NINA (MCCULLUM) HAMLIN - Funeral services for Mrs. Nina L. Hamlin are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 20, 2006 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Hamlin died Thursday in Jackson. She was born April 4, 1940 in Memphis, TN to the late Cole and Iva Kelley McCollum. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hamlin was preceded in death by her daughter, Becky Hamlin; four brothers, Guy, Claude, Fred and Carl McCollum; a two sisters, Ruby and Imogene McCollum. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Mr. John Hamlin of Lexington; her son, Michael Hamlin of Murfreesboro; her daughter, Gay Nelle Berry of Springfield, MO; her sister, Ellen Blankenship of Lexington; and two grandchildren. The family will receive friends today from 4-10 PM and tomorrow 8 AM until time of service.
The Jackson Sun 05/19/2006

JOE HARMON - a Negro school teacher, who left Tennessee 24 years ago and has been teaching in Texas died March 12, 1926 at Texarkana, AR at the age of 57 years after a long confinement, followed by a stroke of paralysis caused by being in a horse and buggy runnaway in October 1924. Joe left only a wife where his death occurred but he is survived by three brothers and three sisters. He was a member of the First Colored Baptist Church, and his funeral was largely attended by his brothers, his fellow teachers and many friends, for Joe had made a good name in the two state community in which he lived so many years and died. He left many friends here who were glad of his success after he left here and who now sympathize with his surviving relatives especially with May Timberlake the only sister living here.
(The Lexington Progress March 26, 1926)

CHRISTY LEIGH HARRISON - Services for Christy harrison will be May 26, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Lexington Cem. Mrs. Harrison, age 35 of Huron died Sunday May 23, 2010 in Nashville. She is survived by a son, Jacob Logan Harrison; her mother and step-father Michael and Sharon Craig of Saltillo; her father and stepmother John David and Barbara Philyaw of Westport; two sisters, Ashley Craig of Saltillo and Haley Thompson of Darden; and two brother Jason Philyaw of Lexington and Anthony Craig of Clarksburg.
Lexington Progress 26 May 2010

PHILLIP LEE HARRISON JR. - Services for Phillip Harrison were Thursday Feb. 19, 2009 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Harrison age 38, died Feb. 15, 2009 at Henderson Community Hospital. Survivors are his wife, Christy Harrison, Lexington, his mother Helen Ashley, Blytheville AR, his father Phillip Harrison, Lexington , one son Jacob Logan of Lexington; three sister, Barbara Perry, Ellen Clevenger and APril Ashley and one brother Johnny Ray Lyndsey.
Lexington Progress 4 Mar 2009

AMY (JOWERS) HART , wife of Edd Hart of Reagan, died April 7, 1943, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis where she had been a patient. She was 31 years old. A life long resident of Reagan, she was the daughter of John R. and Ethel Jowers of Reagan. Mrs. Hart is survived by her husband, parents and three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Williams, Reagan, Mrs. Estelle Morris, East St. Louis IL, and Miss Marie Jowers Reagan. Rev. T.J. Thompson conducted the services at Mt. Moriah.
(Lexington Progress April 9, 1943)

AUBREY HART of 841 Dillworth died at 9 pm yesterday at Memphis Veterans Hospital after a long illness. He was 42. Born in Henderson County, Tenn , Mr. Hart had lived in Memphis more than 20 years. He was in real estate and construction work and was an Army veteran of World War II. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sue Hart of the Dillsworth address; a daughter, Deborah Hart, 12, of the home address: a brother, Gordon Hart of 711 North Holmes, a sister, Mrs. Mildred Beacham of 544 Stanley Drive, and other brothers and sisters in Lexington Tennessee. Memphis Funeral Borne was in charge.
Commercial Appeal 8 April 1968

BARBARA (BOSWELL) HART - Funeral services for Barbara Boswell Hart will be Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, TN Ms. Hart, a retired teacher, age 69, died Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Henderson County Community Hospital. Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hart; parents, Lorene Bolen and Joe Boswell of Wildersville, TN; one sister, Martha Joe Austin Survivors include son; David Hart and of Knoxville and one granddaughter
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - December 19 2007 Lexington Progress

CHARLES RAY HART - Funeral services for Mr. Charles Ray Hart, Sr., age 76, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2009 with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. Hart died Friday in Florida. He was born January 6, 1933 in Tupelo MS. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant, where he worked as an Air Craft Mechanic. He wa spreceded in death by his father, Mr. Felix Ray Hart. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Jessie Wilson Hart of Memphis, his wife, Mrs. Vivian Hart of Cutler Bay, FL, his son, Charles Ray Hart Jr. (Alina) of Miami FL, two daughters, Joann Collins (Douglas) of Miami FL and Michelle Short (Steve) of Orlando FL, and six grandchildren.
From the Lexington Progress February 18, 2009

EDWARD CONRAD HART - Services for Edward Conrad Hart, age 89, are scheduled for 10 am July 28, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Larry Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Hart died Saturday July 25, 2010. He was a 1939 graduate from Chattanooga High School and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville TN in 1948. During his school years he was drafted into the military When the was was over he started in the Chemical Engineering Program and then switched to mechanical, then Civil Engineeering. He also belonged to the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Mr. Hart served in the infantry. He started as a Staff Sergeant and then moved up to Sergeant when WW II ended. He worked for Charles T. Main, Camp, Dresser and McKee, and retired with Sherman and Webster in 1982. He an dhis wife retired in 1982 and moved back to Lexington aftt living in Hanover MA for 32 years. Ed loved to scout out stocks that were good investments on the computer. He wrote two articles and Water and Wastes Engineering. Program the Manning Equation: May 1978. He was a member of the Rotary Club and he surveyed the parking lot for the Civic Center in Lexington TN free of charge and brought food for the elderly every week for many years through the First United Methodist Church. He drew the plans for a sprinkling system for Nita and Noris Hart's home which was done free of charge. Mr. Edward C. Hart, who was married to Mrs. Ruth Helms Hardin Hart for 60 years and was survived by his daughter Candace F , Hart from Leington TN and his son Edward F. Hart from Tamaqua PA and grandson Dr. Patrick Hart from New Ringold PA. Also included is his niece Mrs. Ginny Pentecost (Craig) from Jackson.
Lexington Progress 28 Jul 2010

EDWARD LEE HART - 70, of Parkers Crossroads passed away April 16, 2012 at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown. Services were conducted Apr 21, 2012 at the Bible Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed in Bible Hill Cemetery. Rev. Anthony Gorden officiated. He was preceded by one sister, Earon AnnieMcGill. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Mae Helen and three children; Shelia Teague, Sherry Gordon and Felecia Robertson. He also leaves five grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Essie Lee Carter and Surrenda Ross.
Lexington Progress April 25, 2012

GORDON HART - Funeral services for Mr. Gordon Hart, 86, were Friday Oct. 9, 2009 at Sardis Church of Christ with Bro. Charles Thomason and Elder Randy Hart officiating. Burial followed in Sardis City Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge. Mr. Hart died early Wednesday after a long illness. He was born Dec. 17, 1922 in Henderson County to the late James A. and Lillie Turner Hart. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for the Henderson County School System and a member of Sardis Church of Christ. Mr. Hart was preceded by his 8 sisters, Exie Dyer, Reba Martin, Ida Dyer, Pinkie Dyer, Eliza Brantley, Lura Maness, Mildred Beacham, and Lillian Segerson and 4 brothers, Ed, Walter, Collas, and Aubrey Hart. Survivors include his wife, Alvene Hart, his two sons, Mike (Brenda) and Tim (Kay) Hart and his daughter Joan (Farrow) Hughes all of Reagan and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 Dec 2009

JUNIOR RAY HART - Services for Junior Ray Hart, 72 of Reagan were Tuesday Feb. 17, 2009 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Reagan with Elder Gayle Alexander and Elder Marvin Davenport officiating.Mr. Hart was a Navy Vet. 9USS Missouri) lifelong carpenter and member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. He was born on June 20, 1936 the son of the late Guy Hart and Vida Brown Hart. He was preceded in death by two brothers Glynn Hart and R.V. Hart. He was married to Velma Dean Climer January 7, 1961 and they made their home in Southern Henderson County. He is survived by one son, Randy Ray Hart and his wife Tiftonia. He had one grandaughter Madeline Rae Hart, whom he dearly loved. He also leaves one sister, Betty Swindle of Reagan and several nieces and nephews.
Lexingtno Progress 18 Feb. 2009

LAURA JANE HART - Services for Mrs. Laura Jane Hart, 74, were conducted Friday afternoon from Wright chapel with the Rev. James Canaday of Jackson conducting. Mrs. Hart died at her home at Beech Bluff Thursday morning. Mrs. Hart was born in Henderson County but lived in Beech Bluff for the past several years. Her husband W.P. Hart died ten years ago. Mrs. Hart was a member of Beech Bluff Pentecostal Church. She is survived by four daughters, Miss Gertha Hart of Lexington, Mrs. Bertha Wells, Beech Bluff, Mrs. Flora Blankenship and Mrs. Cora Wells, both of Jackson; two sons, Jack hart, Beech Bluff and Roberrt Hart, Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Marshall of Lexington, six brothers, Jim and Fred Alexander, Lexington; Will T. Alexander, Beacon, Walter Alexander, Bragg City MO, John T.Alexander Jackson adn Gilbert Alexander St. Louis.Burial was in Oak Grove Cemtery.
(Lexington Progress 15 Nov. 1950)

NELLINE HART - Services for Nelline Hart, 70, were Jan. 16, 2014 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Walker and Bro. Miles Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Kizeer Cemetery. Ms. Hart passed away late Tuesday in Jackson. She was born Nov. 11, 1943 in Henderson Co to the late Willie and Jewell (Tubbs) Hart. She was a Baptist and enjoyed being around children and crocheting. Survivors include her son, Jason Hart of Lexington and one sister Dorothy Cupples of Parson.
Lexington Progress 1/22/2014

NITA THREADGILL HART grew up in Lexington and attended Lexington High School and Bowling Green College, which is now Western Kentucky University, where she was a member of Beta Omega Chi Sority. She married Norris Beal Hart in 1945 and started her family in 1946. Nita worked for the Henderson County Extension Services until she moved with her family to Columbus GA in 1965. While in Columbus, Nita worked for the Human Resources Dept at Ft. Benning. Then in 1984 Nita and Norris retired and moved back home to Lexington. Nita was active in many social and bridge clubs as well as her church, First United Methodist. She was an active and faithful member, where she had been in numerous church circles, had served on the church board and was still working the annual "Bean Luncheon". In addition to her church, Nita loved music, traveling and playing cards. She and Norris wee also founding members of Pine Tree Country Club in Lexington. Her passion was playing bridge, however, her most important treasures were her friends and family to whom she was totally dedicated. She is preceded by her parents Roy Lafayette Threadgill and Opal Winslow Threadgill, her sister Virginia Threadgill Dodds, as wel as her husband Norris Hart. Nita is survived by her four sons, Montie Beal (Sandra) of Memphis, Ronald Rick of Nashville, Billy Roy (Becky) of Hendersonville and John Gregory (Janie) of Birmingham. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael Beal Hart (Christy), Clayton Wilson Hart (Karly), Amy Hart Mills (Brad), Whitney Hart Schickling (Chris), John Drew Hart (Julie), Susan Elizabeth Hart, John Matthew Hart (Julie), Joseph Andrew Hart (Diane) and Nathan Daniel Hart and numerous great grandchldren.
Lexington Progress 26 November 2009 (Burial place was not mentioned but they are buried at Lexington Cemetery).

NORRIS WAYNE HART - A memorial service for Mr. Hart, age 72 is Sept. 17, 2011 at the Lexington Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mr. Hart passed away Sept. 10, 2011 at the home of his daughter Kristy. He was retired from Johnson Control as a manufacturing engineer and enjoyed woodworking during his retirement. He is surived by his only child, Kristy Lee Butler of Sardis TN and two sisters, Edith Marie Carson and Aubry Jacobs and five grandchildren. Mr. Hart was preceded by his father Homer Hart, his mother Mary Hart and two sisters, Shirley and Brenda Hart.
Lexington Progress 14 Sep 2011

OLLIE HART - Services for Mrs. Ollie Mae Hart were Tuesday morning at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack McAdams officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Hart, 59, died last Saturday at Lexington Hospital. She leaves her husband, Robert Hart of Lexington, a son MacArthur Hart of Jacksonville FL, four daughters, Mrs. Juanita Drown of Oak Ridge, Mrs. Mavis Caruba of Denver Colo., Mrs. Sue McGee and Mrs. Penson McGee, both of Lexington; a brother A.T. Smith of Oak Ridge, a sister, Mrs. Josie Holland of Lexington and two half-sisters, Mrs. Ben Wadley and Mrs. Alice Havner, both of Lexington.
Lexington Progress May 18, 1972

ELAINE (LATHAM) HATCH - Services for Mrs. Hatch, age 62, were Dec. 28, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Interment followed in Lexington / Lewis Cemetery. Mrs. Hatch passed away late Wednesday in Jackson. She was born Sept. 19, 1950 in Chester Couinty to the late Mauldin and Dorothy Scott Latham. She was retired from the Bakery at Big Star and a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington. She was preceded by one sister, Sandy Wilson and one brother, Eddie Latham. Survivors include her husband Johnny Hatch, two sons, John David Hatch II of Wildersville and Jeremy of Lexington; five sisters Susan Plunkett, Phyllis Nolen, Debbie Latham, Nancy Simmons, and Dottie Waugh and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2 Jan 2012

RAYMOND HAYNES - Funeral services for Raymond Haynes were August 16, 2009 at Parsons Mortuary with buril following in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Haynes 87, died AUgust 15, 2009 at Jackson Hospital. He was preceded by his wife Bobbie Lindsey Haynes; a daughter Marilyn PRince; a brother, Milburn ; a sister Lillian Quinn. He is survived by a daughter Anita Coleman, Holladay; three sisters, Mable Johnson, Mary Lou Brewer and Wilbur Bawcum all of Parsons, one grandaughter.
Lexington PRogress 19 Aug 2009

WILLIAM LEE HEARN - Services for William Lee Hearn were Monday Dec. 27, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Union Cemetery. Mr. Hearn, age 72, of Parsons, died Sunday Dec. 26, 2010 in Parsons. He is survived by hree daughters, Cindy (Terry) Bates of Parsons, Vickie (James0 Alexexander of Lexingtoon and Tina (Robert) Johnson of Decaturville; and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Dec 2010

MIKE HENLEY - Services for Mike Henley will be Sept. 14, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington, with burial following in Johnson Crossroads Cem. Mike Henley, age 51, died Monday Sep. 12, 2011 in Lexington. He is survived by two daughters, Tonya Hensley of Henderson and Melissa Prater of Lexington; seven sisters, Rosie Wilkins, Madell Denbo, Clara Howell, Minnie Tidwell, Wilma Jones, Mary Creasy, and Patricia Johnson of Henderson; two brothers Bobby and Jackie Henley of Henderson; He was preceded by his parents William Henley and Lillie; wife Patty and two brothers Billy Wiley and William Henley.
Lexington Progress 14 Sep 2011

LESTER F. HENRY - Services for Mr. Lester F. Henry, age 80, are scheduled for Sat. Nov. 5, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Stone officiating. Mr. Henry's cremains will be buried in the Veterans Cemetery in Houston TX at a later date. Mr. Henry passed away late Thursday in Lexington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Quinda Myrtis Henry. Survivors include his children, Johnathan Guy of Lexington Paul Ames of Jacksonville FL and Ida Lee New of Yuma and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress

HARRY HENSLEY , age 64, of Lexington died Nov. 12, 2012 at his home. Services will be Nov. 14 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Hare Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Ginger Culbertson Hensley, a daughter Brandy Talley of Humboldt, his mother Lille Buford of Alamo, three sisters Faye Owens of Jackson, JoAnn Horn of Trenton, an dBetty Feerra of Miami, Florida, Four brothers Gary Wayne Hensley and Jimmy Hensley of Trenton, David Hensley of Henderson and Charlie Cowan of Alamo and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 Nov 2013

EDMUND HESTER , about 65 years old, died at his home on the northeast boundary of this county Sunday and was buried in Farmville Cemetery. He was one of the best known citizens of the county and for more than 30 years had dealt considerably in livestock and real estate. He had been connected with the Patton boys the last two years.
(Lexington Progress August 1, 1940)

NELLIE HESTER - A distressing death occurred at Wildersville Friday when Mrs. Nellie Hester, wife of Truman Hester took her own life, hanging herself, we are informed, from a rafter between the two sides of a double barn. She had dressed herself carefully in new clothing brought from the store the day before and left a note to the family asking that she be buried exactly as she was. Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. T.M. Boyd with burial in the Willie Boyd Cemetery. She is survived by her husband and several children and the community was shocked by her decision to end a period of despondency in this manner. She was 37 years old and had been for some years a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
(Lexington Progress March 27, 1931)

WILLIAM EDMUND HESTER - Funeral Services for Wm. Edmund Hester, 58 were Friday, May 6, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Farmville Cemetery. Mr. Hester passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 after a long history of heart disease. Eddie was born on Aug. 20, 1952. He was the son of the late James Bernice Hester and the late Billie Williams Hester of Yuma, TN. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Meadows Hester, three sisters; Pam Speitel, Debbie Franklin and Lisa Faith, three nephews and two nieces. He lived most of his life in Yuma TN, graduating from Lexington High School in 1971. He was employed at Procter & Gamble in Jackson TN as a technician for 24 years. He later became owner of Precision Fabrication in Lexington. Eddie was a charter member of the Beech Lake Bike Fest committee, which was started in Oct. 2005. The Bike Fest committee has raised $200,000.00 for child abuse prevention. He loved children and played Santa Claus for the annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Lexington Civic League, and for the underprivileged children for a number o fyears. His greates joy was helping those in need. Eddie enjoyed riding cutting horses, raising cattle, and riding motorcycles with his wife and many friends. He was an avid sports fan for the Miami Dolphins and the University of TN Vols. He never met a stranger and was never at a loss for words.

ALICE (HALL) HIGHBILL - Graveside services for Mrs. Alice Hall Highfill, age 95, are scheduled for Jun 29, 2012 at Hare Cemeter with Dan Hughes officiating. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Alice died Sunday June 24, 2012 in Lexington. She was born Oct. 27, 1916 in Henderson County to the late Felix Henry and Elizabeth (Appleby) Hall. She was a retired school teacher for Henderson County, Lexington City and Oklahoma schools. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for 60 years, a member of Broadway Home Demonstration. Book Club and the the Flower Club for 20 years. Mrs. Alice left city school system in 1954 to teach in OK. She came back to Lexington to live and to teach at Caywood in 1976. She retired from Caywood in 1981. Mrs. Alice was preceded by her husband Tom Highfill, whom she married on June 20, 1954. She was also preceded by a brother Jimmy D. Hall. Survivors include her sister, Ophelia (William) Deere, nephew James (Jean) Hall and his children, and Dean (Carole) Highfill and his childen, also nieces Betty Hill and Etta Walker and their children. The family would like to say many thanks to Barbara Gaines, friend and helper for many years.
Lexington Progress 27 June 2012

MATTIE LOU (MATHIS) HINSLEY , age 91, of Irving TX, passed away on March 5, 2012. Beloved wife of O'Ryan Oakley Hinsley 9deceased) and loving mother of Roland Glenn, son and Sherry Ann, daughter. She is also survived by a loving family including 2 grandsons and 2 great-grandsons and spouses of her 2 children and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Other than loving her family, she was an Artist, Member of the Eastern Star and she loved people, animals and life in general. A graveside services will be March 9, 2012 at Lexington Cemetery>
Lexington Progress 7 March 2012

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LORI ANN (DUCK) BROWN HOLLIS - Services for Lori Hollis, age 46, were held Nov. 19, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fellowship Cemetery in Scotts Hill. Mrs. Hollis died late Wednesday in Jackson. She was born Dec. 27, 1964 in Watervielt MI. She was preceded by her husband Emmitt Ray Hollis. Survivors include her parents, Billy and Nancy Duck, two sisters, Linda Starkey and Brenda Duck all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 23 Nov 2011

CALVIN HOOD - A graveside sevice for Calvin Hood was held Saturday, May 22 at Jones Cemetery. Baby Hood was stillborn on Wednesday, May 19 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. His parents ar Eward and Shannon Hood of Reagan. Other survivors are 2 sisters, Courtney Hood and Kayla Pervette; grandparents, William and Brenda Riley, Ed and Donna Hood, and David Reese and a great grandmother, Tina Riley.
Contributed by Ginny Lee

KENNETH RAY HOUSTON , died Sunday, February 10, 2002 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Nashville. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lutie Bell Williams Houston, his four daughters, Denise Joyner of Lexington Tn, Linda Steiger of Glenham SD, Kim Dowdy of Lexington, TN, and Cindy Savage of Willard, MO, eight grandchildren, Lucretia Steiger, Mark Joyner, Cheyenne White Bull, Jim Joyner, Wyatt Steiger, Lacey Steiger, Reuben Savage, and Sean Dowdy, and one sister, Mae Harrington. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Angela Davis and a grandson, Matthew Edgin. Dr. Houston was very active in his community, he served as Chairman of the Administrative Body at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, he was a charter member of Middleburg Ruritan and served as National Director for Ruritan (1996-2000), he was a Naval Veteran of the Korean War, Commander of the Department of Tennessee Veterans of Foreign Wars (1983-83), he was a member of VFW Post 1294, Soctts Hill Lions Club Member, Lexington American Legion member and State Veteran Chairman for Bush and Dole for President. He received his Doctorate Degree in Education from Memphis State University. He was owner and operator of Houston Century Farms. Dr. Houston was a teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, and board member for Henderson County School System. Funeral services were February 12 at 3:30 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Papa was a real hard worker, and we will miss him dearly.
Contributed by Denise Joyner Lexington Progress 02/13/2002
Houston Century Farm

LYMAN HOUSTON - Services for Mr. Lyman Houston, age 90, were April 23, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Holmes officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Houston passed away APril 21, 2012 in Lexington. He was born in Henderson County to the late Noah Arthur Houston and Chessie White. He was a US Army veteran, serving in WW II. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where he was a song leader for many years. Mr. Houston enjoyed fishing, quail hunting, gardening and telling war stories. Survivors include his wife of 7 years Mrs. Virginia Scott Houston, two daughters Kay Simpson and Amy Sanders, one brother Harry Houston and one sister Jo Ann Anderson and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 28 Apr 2012

ONA MAE (POLLOCK) HOUSTON - Funeral services for Ona Mae Houston, age 82, will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, August 3 with Rev. John Archer and Rev. Stan McDaniel officiating at Pafford Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Hope Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Houston was a retired employee of Salant & Salant and a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed her friends at First United Methodist and listening to the Sunday Services on the radio. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, James Autry Houston, two sons, James Abie Houston (Geraldine) and Johnny Houston, a daughter, Charlotte Paulk (John), all of Lexington, one grandson, Chris Houston (Cheryl), and one granddaughter, Kim Davidson (Greg), two great granddaughters, Kelley Buttery (Brandon) and Holly Davidson, two great-great grandsons, Zach and Josh Buttery. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Janice Houston. Mrs. Houston was preceded in death by a grandson, Keith Houston.

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH (SCOTT) HOUSTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Houston, age, 95, are scheduled for 1 PM on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. John Archer officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Houston passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Lexington, TN. Born, September 15, 1917 in Lexington, to the late David Eugene and Zilla Beatrice Young Scott. Mrs. Houston was retired teacher of Henderson County Teacher's Association. Mrs. Houston was past president and vice president of Delta Kappa Gamma, attended Sewanee State Convention. Mrs. Houston taught school for 31 years, 20 of those years at Caywood. She retired from TEA (Tenn. Education Association), and NEA (National Educational Association). She was a Sunday school teacher at Shady Grove and a member of United Methodist Women. She taught at Smith School, Sand Ridge School, and Lexington City School. Mrs. Houston was preceded in death by her husband, Red Houston, two brothers, Eugene and John D. Scott, and one sister, Beckie Dean. Survivors include, daughters, Kay (George) Simpson and Amy (Lee) Sanders, sister-in-law, Clara Scott., two grandchildren, Noah(Sherryl) Sanders and Stefani Sanders.
Lexington Progress 8 May 2013

SHIRLEY ANN HUFFINE -daughter of Wilburn and Dorothy (Garner) Mullin, passed away on Feb. 16, 2012 at Briarwood Manor Living Center in Lexington. SHirley was born April 30, 1939 in Garnertown TN. She was preceded by her husband; Paul; a brother Max Mullins, sisters; Lavern Tucker, Emma Jean White, Mickey Joyce Maness and Sandra Snyder. She is survived by 2 sons; Michael Paul and Roy Vernon anc two grandchildren. Shirley retired from Johnson Controls in Lexington and enjoyed her family, h ome, gardening and the hummingbirds. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed. Services were Feb. 19, 2012 at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 22 Feb 2012

LESIA A. HURST , 48, of Parsons TN, passed away Monday Feb. 22, 2010 at Decatur Co. Hospital. She was the wife of Tracey D. Hurst of Parsons. She is also survived by a daughter Casie Patterson of Decaturville; a son, Dusty Carter of Decaturville; two grandchildren, Xander and Zane Carter. She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Lucille Roberson. Services were eld at Reeds Chapel, Decaturville with Roger Hays and Ronnie Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Dukes Cemetery in Darden.
Lexington Progress 2 Mar 2010

RUTH (PERRY) HURTT - Services for Ruth Perry Hurtt, age 87, were held July 10, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Daniel and Rev. John Archer officiating. Interment followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Hurtt a retired nurse, was the daughter of the late Horace and Mary Lena Garner Perry. She was a long time member of the First United Meth. Church and active with the United Meth. Women's group. In addition, she was a member of the American Legion and a former volunteer with the American Red Cross. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte (Slater) Hollis and a son, Vincent Hurtt both of Lexington, four grandchildren; Brandon Hollis, Chad Hollis, Kristi Spain and Stephen Hurtt and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Pusser of Lexington and two brothers Jerry Perry of Olive Branch MS and Rick Perry of Franklin TN. Ruth was preceded by her husband Joseph "Burton" Hurtt and her four brothers; Charles, Albert, Elmer E. and Eugene Perry.
Lexington Progress 11 July 2012

BILLY HUTCHINSON , age 74 of Scotts Hill Tn died Saturday Oct. 10, 2009 at his ome. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Geist) Hutchinson of Scotts Hill; a sister JoAnn Zimmerman of Nevada; a brother David Hutchinson, of Scotts Hill. The Hutchinson family have chose cremation and there will be no visitation.
Lexington Progress 14 Oct 2009

CHARLOTTE JEAN HUTCHINSON - Born August 1951 and died Sept. 27, 2009, beloved wife of Harold Paul; dear mother of Michael Joseph, Melissa Joy and Melanee Jane and late Melissa Ann; adored grandmother of Jasmyn Marie, Aiden and Peyton; daughter of Helen June Sykes and the late Joe Harold Hamilton; loving grandaughter of the late Victor J. and Fannie Mae Sykes and the late Thomas Eddie and Nettie Mae Sipes Hamilton; sister of Sandra Kaye (Steven) Szczyrk of Romeoville IL, Steven Harold Hamilton of West Olive, Michigan and Timothy Alan Hamilton (Donna) of Woodridge IL. Funeral services Wednesday Sept. 30, 2009 at Redenius Funeral Home, Oilman IL. Cremation has been chosen. A spring memorial service will be held at Antioch Cemetery, Lexington TN.
Lexington Progress 30 Sept. 2009

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