OBITUARIES
HENDERSON COUNTY TN

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BILLY LEON JAMES , age 69, of Medina formerly of Henderson County died APril 27, 2012 at his home. He was a retired auto body repairman of 46 year, he loved to golf and bowl and was a loving father, husband, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife Patti, a daughter Karen James of Medina, 6 brothers, John R., Gerald, Larry, Bobby, Charles and Ronald James all of Lexington and a sister Allene Fesmire of Jackson. He was preceded by his parents Henry and Lucille James and siblings Harold James, Juanita Wilson and Jo Reba Pruitt. Services were April 29, at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in the Ridge Grove Cemetery.
Lexington Progress May 2, 2012

BROWN JAMES - Services for Brown James were Sunday, February 11, 1996 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. James, 76, died Saturday Feb. 10, 1996 at Briarwood Manor. He was a retired employee of Columbus McKinnon Co. He leaves a sister Mrs. Linnie Sue Bartholomew of Lexington, and a brother, Willie James of Cedar Grove.
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CAGER JAMES - Services for Cager James,61, will be at 4 pm Saturday at Reeds Chapel. Burial will be in Ridge Grove Cemetery.

Mr. James, a State of Tennessee Highway Department employee, died Thursday night at Lexington Hospital. He was married to Zula James. They had three children, Joe James of Cedar Grove, Betty Davis of Lexington and Brenda Middleton of Beech Bluff.
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CONNIE THOMAS "PETE" JAMES - Services for Connie James, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with the Rev. Floyd Dennison and the Rev. Wayne Rowan officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Grove’s Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. James, a retired farmer and Jackson Sun newspaper carrier, died Monday morning at Baptist Hospital of Huntingdon. A Henderson County native, he was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Jordan James; two daughters, Barbara Bobo of Millport, Ala., and Carolyn Driver of Fayetteville, Ga.; two sons, Larry James of Cedar Grove and Robert James of Jackson; four sisters, Ocie Reynolds of Huntingdon, Ola James of Milan, Opal Reynolds of Aurora, Ill., and Lula B. Holmes of Toledo, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Conrad James, Adam James and Christie James, all of Jackson.
(The Lexington Progress, Tuesday, January 13, 1987)

HAROLD JAMES , Services for Mr. Harold James, age 83, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Dec. 27, 2008 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens. Mr. James died (21 Dec 2008) in Jackson. He was born Sep. 13, 1925 in Madison County. He was a retired dispatcher for Illinois Central RR where he worked for 36 years. Mr. James was A WW II Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mrs. Marjorie I. James of Lexington, four sons, Gaylon of Paducah KY, Sonny of Bartlett TN, Timothy of Crete IL and Kenneth of Crewtwood IL; two daughters Nancy Swor of Louisiana and Gerre Harrell of Bartlett TN; seven brothers, two sisters, fifteen grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 Dec 2008

JAMES HARDIE JAMES - Services for James Hardie James were Friday, July 16, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. James, who was 88, died Wednesday, July 14, at his home. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Irene Bartholomew James of Lexington; four daughters, Geraldine Moore of Humbolt, Dorothy Fesmire, Janice Johnson, both of Lexington and Lily Karen James of Brooklyn, N.Y., five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
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JASON THOMAS JAMES - age 36 of Wildersville, died Oct. 3, 2012 in Wildersville. He is survived by his parents, Larry and Judy James; a sister Brooke James of Nashville; 2 brothers, Brandon of Lexington and Ryan of Wildersville; grandparents, Rex Atkinson of Wildersville and Polly James of Nashville; a nephew Hunter James and 4 nieces, Camyron, Cheyenne, Kearstin and Kailey James. He was preceded by a brother Jessie James. Services Oct. 5, 2012 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Jones Cem.
Lexington Progress 10 Dec 2012

JULIA JAMES - (See Brown James for a photo) - Services for Mrs. Julie James were Monday at Reeds Chapel with the Revs. Don Jones and Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Henderson Co. Memory Gardens. Mrs. James, who was 64, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a long illness. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. She leaves her husband Brown James of Lexington and two sisters, Mrs. Zula James of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Beulah McGahey of Hickman County.
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LEWIS T. JAMES, age 79, died at his home, Rt. 3, Cedar Grove, Monday, at 11:30 p.m., after an illness of about eight months. He was a farmer and had lived all his life in this community. Early in life he was married to Martha Peterson. To this union eight children were born, of which seven survive, Mrs. Opal Reynolds, Joylin, Mo., Mrs. Lura B. Fortner, Pottersville, Mo., Mrs. Hazel Blackwell of Pheonix, Ariz., Mrs. James of Medina, and Mrs. Ocie Reynolds of near Huntingdon; two sons, Nelson and Connie James of the home community. He is also survived by his wife, five sisters, Mrs. Roxie Smith and Mrs. Martha Spain of Cedar Grove; Mrs. Sallie Branch of Bemis; Mrs. Lillie Meals of Henderson County and Mrs. Mollie Pillow of Medina, and three brothers Jimmie and Johnnie James of Henderson County, and Billy James of Oklahoma City, Okla., Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at one o'clock by Rev. Priestly and burial followed at Old Pleasant Hill.
(The Lexington Progress, March 8, 1946)

MARY LILLIAN (JORDAN) JAMES - Services for Mrs. Lillian James are Thursday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Reeds Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. James, age 80, died Monday, December 9 at Jackson General Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara James Bobo of Millports, ALA, and Carolyn James Driver of Atlanta, GA, two sons, Larry D. James of Spring Creek and Robert L. James of Jackson, TN, one brother, James C. “Bill” Jordan of Jacks Creek and his wife Ann, four grandchildren, Conrad James, Adam James, Christie Anderson and Dian Cash Hobock and eight great-grandchildren. Reeds Chapel is in charge of the service.
(The Lexington Progress, December 11, 2002)



LUTHER JAMES - (See Tennie James for a photo) - Services for Luther James were Tuesday November 28, 2000 at Reeds Chapel with burial at Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mr. James, 92, died Sunday November 26, 2000 at Lexington Hospital of heart failure. He was a retired laborer. He leaves three daughters, Evelyn Levis of Pontiac Mich., Linda Cook of Cedar Grove and Brenda McCaslin of Lexington; a son, Wayne James of Wildersville, eight grandchildren, 13 great and 3 great-great grandchildren.
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NANNIE BEATRICE (THETFORD) JAMES - Services for Mrs. Nannie B. James were Monday, April 25 at Reed's Chapel with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. James, who was 67, died Saturday, April 23, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a retired employee of Salant and Salant and a homemaker. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Willie "Shack" James; a son, Jimmy James; a son, Jimmy James of Nashville; two daughters, Mrs. Benette Gateley of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Glenda Hardin of Lexington; three sisters, Estelle Stanford, Mary Catherin James, both of Cedar Grove and Bennie Dale Lovell of Ridgley and five grandchildren.
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NELSON JAMES - Services for Nelson James, 78, were held Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. H. T. Ross, Bobby Beecham, and O. R. Meggs officiating. Burial was in Poplar Corner Cemetery near Lexington. Mr. James, a retired farmer, died Saturday evening at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Henderson County and was an active member of Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church for 50 years. He was Church treasurer and on the board. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Opal Rainey James; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Pollock of Huron and Mrs. Berthal Bartholomew of Lexington; a brother, Connie "Pete" James of Cedar Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Ola James of Milan, Mrs. Ocie Reynolds of Huntingdon, Mrs. Opal Reynolds of Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Lura Holmes of Cleveland, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Henderson County Times, July 20, 1983)

O B JAMES - Services for Mr. O.B. James were Tuesday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Reed's Chapel. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. James, age 84, passed away Sunday, July 7 at his home. He was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby James of Cedar Grove, three daughters; Linda White and Lisa James of Cedar Grove and Brenda Pritchett of Lexington, three sisters; Susie James of Jackson, Berdene McDaniel of Jackson, and Hattie Arthur of Selmer, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Reed's Chapel was in charge of the services.
(The Lexington Progress, July 10, 2002)

OLLIE JAY JAMES - Services for Ollie Jay James, 57, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Reed's Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. James, owner of James Construction Co., died Wednesday at his home. He belonged to Mount Gilead Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Joel Kirk James; two sons, Kenny James and Wendell James; his mother, Susie James; and two grandchildren, Sarah James and Richard James, all of Cedar Grove.
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OPAL (RAINEY) JAMES - Services for Mrs. Opal Rainey James are today, Wednesday, February 5, 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Beecham and Jerry Mills officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Corner Cemetery. Mrs. James, who was 89, died Tuesday, February 4, at her home. She was a homemaker. She leaves two daughters, Vivian Pollock of Huron and Berthal Bartholomew of Lexington, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, February 5, 1997)

PAULETTE JAMES , age 66, passed away Apr. 24, 2012 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Bobby James; a daughter Sheree (Shane) McPeake; a son Chris (Heather) James; a brother Robbie McDaniel and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, Onis and Lura Barrow McDaniel. Services wee April26, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Johnny Owens officiating. Burial followed in Center Ridge Cemetery.
Lexingotn Progress May 2,2 012

TENNIE (GOURLEY) JAMES - Services for Tennie Frances James, 83 , will be at 2 p.m. today at Reeds Chapel. Burial in Ridge Grove Cemetery. Mrs. James, a homemaker, died Tuesday 26 Dec 1995 at Jackson General of heart disease. She was married to Luther James of Lexington. She had three daughters, Evelyn Levis of Pontiac MI: Linda Cook of Cedar Grove and Brenda Smith of Lexington and a son, Wayne James of Cedar Grove. She had a sister Dorothy McGuin of Lexington; and two brothers, Alford Gourley of Lexington and Bebe Gourley of Atlanta Ga.
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WAYNE HOWELL JAMES , age 77, died on March 18, 2013 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Linda of Wildersville; one son, Jimmy Wayne of Lexington; three daughters, Iva Lisa of Martin, Rebecca Bush of Cedar Grove and Tina Thompson of Wildersville; three sisters, Evelyn Levis of Farwell, MI, Linda Cook of Cedar Grove and Brenda Gideon of Lexington; four grandchildren. Services will be March 21, at Reeds Chapel followed by burial in Ridgegrove Cem.
Lexington Progress March 9, 2013

A.J. JOHNSON - age 89, of Lexington died ASunday Dec. 2, 2012 at his home. Services will be Dec. 5 at 1 pm at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in Oak Grove Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife Paula Johnson, a son Ricky of Wasilla AL and grandaughter Heather Nicole Johnson. He was preceded by a son David Johnson
Lexington Progress Dec. 5, 2012

ALMA K. JOHNSON , fourth child in the family of Robert L. and Mrs. Clara Montgomery Johnson, was born in Decatur County, October 8th, 1913. and died in her home here Monday, September 12th, at 12:20 p.m., after about four months of declining health and two months since she was carried to Nashville in the hope of finding relief from a tumor in the stomach. Alma had passed the 7th grade in Lexington City School and was so devoted to her studies that she worked while in bed to accomplish the 8th grade until the day before her death and she seemed better than usual on Sunday morning. At noon Sunday, she began to grow worse, and while she did not rally before the end came, she regained consciousness and the ability to speak to the very end. Not long ago her father told us of how she continued to study and that she had not once realized the hopelessness of her condition. When Rev. Burke Culpepper was here five years ago, Alma professed her faith and united with the M. E. Church, South, in which it was her delight to live. The funeral service was held Tuesday in the Southern Methodist Church with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Six years ago Alma's father lost his wife and two daughters, but the good woman whom Mr. Johnson has since married has truly been a mother to the little girl and mourns her loss.
(The Lexington Progress, September 9, 1927)

ALVIN JOHNSON Services for William Alvin P. retired farmer, were Saturday at Hurricane Primitive Baptist with Elder R.E. Maughner, officiating. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery with Pafford Funeral in charge. Mr. Johnson died at the home near here Friday afternoon. He was stricken two months ago. Mr. Johnson was 78. He was born in Henderson County and was a resident all his life. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He leaves a son, Cecil Johnson of Sardis; a brother T.A. Johnson of Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Kennedy of Morris Chapel.
Lexington Progress

ANDREW JACKSON JOHNSON - Services for Andrew Jackson Johnson were conducted from Judson Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Arvin Rhodes. Mr. Johnson died Monday night at his home near Chesterfield. He had suffered a stroke three days earlier. Mr. Johnson was a life long resident of Henderson COunty. He was a Baptist in belief but never united with any church. He is survived by hsi wife Mrs. Dennie Johnson; and a daughter Mrs. Lona Bell Rhodes. Burial was in the church Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 25 May 1951

ANNE SUTTON (MANLEY) JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Anne Sutton Johnson were Monday, August 14, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, who was 93, died Saturday, August 8, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was the widow of Marvin Johnson. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Sammie Purcel of Reidsville, N. C., and a brother, Ambrose Manley of Memphis.
The Lexington Progress, August 16, 1995

AUDRY (ANGLIN) JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Audry Anglin Johnson were Thursday at Sardis Baptist Church with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, who was 78, died Wednesday at NuCare Nursing Home in Lexington. She was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Floyd M. Johnson of Pinson and a brother, D. H. Anglin of Scotts Hill.
The Lexington Progress, January 1, 1975

BEULAH MAE (BLANKENSHIP) JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Beulah Johnson are today at 2 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church with Rev. J.V. Reeves officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Parsons Mortuary in charge. Mrs. Johnson, 66, died Tuesday at Perry County Hospital in Linden after suffering a heart attack. She was born and reared in the Mt. Ararat community and had lived in Linden for the past nine years where she operated a variety store. She was a Baptist. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Rachel Blankenship; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest F. Burke of Nashville; five brothrs, Joe Blankenship, Hoop and Ray all of Darden. Bowden of Parsons an Herb of Castalian Springs TN; two sisters, Mrs. Lula McMillan of Castalian Springs and Mrs. Mary Lou Averett of Linden.
The Lexington Progress, June 24, 1971

CAREY JOHNSON - Mayor of Scotts Hill, passed away Sunday night, March 21, 2010 at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday March 24, 2010 at Scotts Hill Church of Christ, with J. Walker Whittle, Winford Claiborne and David South officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson was born in Scotts Hill on August 5, 1933 and graduated from high school there in 1952. His parents, weer the late Coy and Grace Johnson. He attended Memphis State University where he was on the baseball team. His college years were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army from 1956 - 58, serving in Germany. He then taught at Scotts Hill High School and coached the varsity boys and girls basketball teams. He left the coaching profession in 1969, and worked for the U.S. Agricultural Department in the Farm Services Agency until his retirement in 2004. He was elected mayor of Scotts Hill in 2006 and re-elected a second term in 2008. He also served as an elder in the Scotts Hill Church of Christ many years. Among his other interests was helping manage the family farm and cattle business. They have had Beefmaster cattle since 1971 and Mr. Johnson has been active in the national and regional associations. He was a founding organizer of the Southeastern Beefmaster Association. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Ruth Anne and one son, Craig Johnson. He also leaves three brothers, Bill Johnson and wife Liz, Dr. Ralph Johnson and wife Charlotte and Dr. Larry Johnson and wife Rebecca, all of Jackson, and several nieces and nephews in this rather large and close family. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Helms and a brother, Kenneth Johnson. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill, and on Wednesday 11 a.m. until time of service at Scotts Hill CHurch of Christ. Memorials may be given to Scotts Hill CHurch of Christ or Scotts Hill Senior Citizens Center.
Funeral: The mayor of a small West Tennessee town will be buried Wednesday after passing away from a bout with cancer Sunday night. Scotts Hill Mayor Carey Johnson will be buried following a funeral at Scotts Hill Church of Christ. Since 2006 the 76 year old served as mayor of the town that lies in Henderson and Decatur Counties. Vice-Mayor Bill Snider will serve as interim mayor until August's election. After graduating from Scotts Hill High School in 1952, Johnson attended Memphis State University before joining the US Army. Johnson returned to his high school alma mater during the 1960's where he taught and coached the boys and girls basketball teams. In 1969 Johnson began working as a field representative with what is now the Farm Services Agency and retired in 2004. Johnson leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Ruth Anne, son Craig and three brothers. Johnson wasn't the type to seek recognition whether it was as an educator, mayor or working with farmers, said his niece Carol Brasher. He was beloved by his former students and athletes and enjoyed keeping in touch with them, she said. "It's just so hard to put into words, he was the person that was always there when there was a need," Brasher said. "I think the visitation and funeral will show the outpouring for all the things he did for people that nobody knew about. The main thing I will remember is he was always the person who stood quietly in the back of the room and made sure everything was done right.
Jackson Sun March 23, 2010

CHARLEENE JOHNSON - age 83, of Lexington, died May 7, 2012. She is survived by a daughter Leotha Woods ofOlive Branch MS, 2 granddaughters, Carey Jordan and Keeley Shaidnagle. Services will be May 9 at the Union Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Lexington Progress

CHARLES EDWARD JOHNSON - age 78, of Lexington, TN, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his home. He was a retired barber and a veteran of the US Navy. He is survived by two daughters, Shelia Johnson Dyess and Wanda Johnson of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Leslie Maw Reed of Eads; two sons, Ronald Johnson and Donnie Johnson of Lexington; two stepsons, Andrew Maw and wife Tammy of Cordova and Robert Maw of Virginia; a brother, Danny Joe Johnson of Aurora, CO; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, June 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial to follow in the Center Ridge Cemetery.
Lexington Progress June 6, 2012

CHARLOTTE JOHNSON - Services for Charlotte Johnson were March 22, 2009 at Darden Pentecostal Church. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cem. Mrs. Johnson, age 59, died March 20, 2009 at Decatur Hospital. She was preceded by her mother and father Sadie L. (Bivens) and Robert C. Stewart. Survivors include her husband Jimmy Johnson of Parsons; two sons, Timothy Ray and Mark Allen both of Decaturville, one daughter Rebecca Parrish of Parsons; three brothers, Author of Parsons, Roger and Joe Bill KY and one sister Juanetta Pearcy of Decaturville.
Lexington Progress 25 March 2009

CHASTIN NICOLE JOHNSON - Services for Chastin Nicole Johnson will be Thursday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Corner Cemetery, Wildersville. Chastin, who was 3, died Monday, March 16, at LeBonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She leaves her mother, Tina Johnson of Lexington; her father, Joseph Moody of Lexington, grandparents, Noble and Donna Moody, Lexington, Hosa and Linda Goodman, Lexington, Jerry and Leah Johnson, Griffin, GA., great-grandparents, Tom and Lucy Higdon of LoveJoy, GA.
(The Lexington Progress, March 18, 1998)

CLARA (MONTGOMERY) JOHNSON , wife of R. L. Johnson, died last Sunday of typhus fever, the second member of that family to die in the space of a week. Burial in Lexington Cemetery, Rev. H. R. Rose officiating.
The Lexington Progress, August 26, 1921

CLYDE H. JOHNSON - Services for Rev. Clyde H. Johnson age 898, were Tuesday Oct. 20, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Bain and Bro. Donald Jones officiating. Burial followed in Judson Cemetery. Rev. Johnson died early Monday at Henderson County Community Hospital in Lexington. He was born March 11, 1921 in Henderson County to the late Leonard Drew and Etta Powers Johnson. He was a retired Missionary Baptist Minister and a member of Judson Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by one brother Carl Johnson and a grandaughter Susan Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Beatrice Johnson; two sons, J.D. (Judy) Johnson and Larry L. (Catherine) Johnson and his daughter Arlene (George) Speer of Lexington; his sister Kathlene Crews of Parsons.
Lexington Progress 21 Oct 2009

DENNY EDWARD JOHNSON - Services for Denny Johnson age 65, were July 16, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Burial followed in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Johnson passed away early Friday in Lexington. He was born September 21, 1945 in Henderson County. Mr. Johnson was a retired electrician. He was preceded in death by his father, Carol Johnson and one son, Tony Johnson. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Verdean Powers Johnson; his son, Terry Johnson; and two brothers, Anthony and Joey Johnson all of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 20 Jul 2011

EARL LYNN JOHNSON - Services for Earl Lynn Johnson will be June 9, 2010 at the Greater Life Temple in Darden with burial in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Johnson age 51, of Lexington, died Sunday June 6, 2010 in Lexington. He is survived by his companion Tammy Hayes, his parents Wilburn and Brenda Johnson; a sister Donna Hart; and his grandmother Catherine Stanfill all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 9 June 2010

EDDIE DEWAYNE JOHNSON - Services will be April 29, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, age 42, of Lexington, died Sunday April 26, 2009 at the Henderson Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Tammy Ables Johnson, two sons Edie Tyler Johnson and Landon Kade Johnson; stepson Jarred Lynn; his parents Don and Linda Johnso of Darden; a brother Randy Johnson; three sistrs Sharon Johnson and Donna Brown of Lexington and Marie Eckstein of Montgomery IL.
Lexington Progress 29 APril 2009

EFFIE VIRGINIA JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Effie Virginia Johnson were Sunday afternoon at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Julian Maxedon and Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, who was 65, died Saturday morning at Lexington Hospital. She had spent her life in Henderson County and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She leaves her husband, Robert Lester Johnson of Lexington; two sons, James Hodgin of Lexington and Johnny Johnson of Memphis; a step-son, E. E. Johnson of Nashville; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ardie Gentry and Mrs. Gertie Gibson, both of Memphis; a brother, Roy Council and two sisters, Mrs. Eunice Stewart and Mrs. Lector Brower, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 1, 1966

FLORENCE JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Florence Rushing Johnson of Scotts Hill, Tenn., mother of Mrs. Hattie Milan and Mrs. Kathleen Montgomery, both of Memphis, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Judson Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington, in charge. Mrs. Johnson died yesterday at Lexington-Henderson County Hospital, she was 85.
Commercial Appeal 28 Dec 1968

GEORGE LEONARD JOHNSON - Services for George Leonard Johnson from Union Baptist Church, Chesterfield by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Mr Johnson was 76. He died about 6 Monday afternoon at his home. He had been in failing health for some time. He was a farmer, a member of the Union Church and a Mason. He leaves his wife, Dora Mae Johnson; two daughters Mrs. Callie Crawford, Sheffield AL and Mrs. Wanda Jean Wadley, Lexington; three sons, A.A. and K.J. Johnson, Memphis and W.G. Johnson, Flint MI, two brothers Tommy Johnson, Scotts Hill and Andy Johnson, Middleburg; and a sister, Mrs. Polly Ann Moody, Middleburg. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Masonic rites were given at the grave in Union Cemetery. Lexington Funeral Home had charge.
(Lexington Progress 6/13/1952)

GUSSIE JOHNSON - Aged 15 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Johnson, died Tuesday morning at her home on the north side of Lexington, after four weeks of illness of typhoid fever, being one of the four members of the family with the same disease. Burial in Lexington Cemetery, Rev. H. R. Rose officiating.
The Lexington Progress, August 19, 1921

JANICE KAY (ESSARY) JOHNSON , 70, died March 1, 2012 in Jackson. She is survived by her husband Charles Johnson, 2 sons; Robert Maw and Andrew Maw; 1 daughter, Leslie Maw Reed of Eads; 3 brothers; Charles Essary, David Essary and Dan Essary; 2 sisters Joy WIlkerson and Faye Blankenship and 4 grandschildren. She was preceded by her parents; Bob and Luda Hamilton Essary. Funeral services were held March 4, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Center Ridge Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 7 March 2012

JERRY JOHNSON - Funeral services for Jerry N. Johnson were Friday, June 29, 2007, at Parsons Mortuary chapel. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, age 63, died June 27, 2007 at Decatur County General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother Katie E. Autry Johnson, his father, Hubert Neely Johnson; three brothers, Denver Johnson, Hubert N. Jr. Johnson, Leonard Johnson; one sister, Berlene Jordan. Survivors include his wife Shirley Boyd Johnson, Parsons; one sister, Betty Inman, Parsons.
July 4, 2007. Lexington Progress

LARRY F. JOHNSON , 64, Jackson Twp., Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at his home. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Elizabeth (nee Harris); two daughters, Teresa Kay Maas of Three Rivers, Michigan, Kristi (Pat) Dennis of Coal City; two sons, Larry L. Johnson and Ricky D. Johnson, both of Jackson Twp.; four granddaughters and five grandsons; one brother, Floyd A. (Jean) Johnson of Lexington, TN; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Birthel and Lorene Wadley Johnson; three granddaughters; and one brother, Cletus R. Johnson. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 20, 2000 at the Pafford Funeral Home, Lexington, TN. Interment, Chapel Hill Cemetery, Lexington. Memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 335 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, 60435, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Forsythe Funeral Chapel, 320 Eastern Ave., Manhattan.

LISA JANE JOHNSON died Saturday August 28, 2010 at Regional Hospital of Jackson at the age of 80. Services were held Thursday Sep 2, 2010 at Madison St. Church of Christ. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Harold "John" Johnson, a daughter Mary (Larry) Arnold; stepson Wayne Maxwell, grandchildren, Allan Arnold, Rachel Arnold, Lisa Parker and Gerard Arnold.
Lexington Progress 8 Sep 2010

LORENE (WADLEY) JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Lorene Wadley Johnson were Sunday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Lowe and the Rev. C. R. Story officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Johnson, 66, died Friday at Medicenter in Jackson. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Berthel Johnson of Memphis and Larry F. Johnson of Joliet, Ill.; a brother, Frazier Wadley of Lexington and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Scott of Henderson and seven grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 27, 1972

MARY LOU JOHNSON - Services for Mary Lou Johnson were Saturday Dec. 12, 2009 at Parsons Mortuary. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson, age 84 died Dec. 10, 2009 at her home. She was preceded by her husband William Dewey Johnson; a daughter Myra Genens Johnson; two brothers, William Jr. Cagle and Bennie Cagle; one sister Ethel Inman. Survivors include two sons, Tony Johnson of Decaturville and tim of Parsons; two daughters, Judy Ward, Decaturville and Shaunda Lewis, Decaturville; seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 2009

MAX J. JOHNSON - Funeral services for Max J. Johnson were Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, age 69, died Friday, June 29, 2007, at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Edwina Johnson; one son, David Johnson; one brother, Jerry Johnson. Survivors include one sister, Doris Ann Johnson, Lexington; one brother, Don Johnson, Darden; three sons, Leon Kocisko, Max Ray Johnson, Larry Wayne Johnson all of Lexington; one daughter, Sandra Stokley, Lexington; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
July 4, 2007. Lexington Progress

OLLIE V. (PARROTT) JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Ollie V. Parrott Johnson, age 97, were scheduled for 2 pm on Tuesday June 5, 2012 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home of Scotts Hill with Rev. Billy Allegood and Bro Ricky Rickman officiating. Burial followed in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson passed away May 31, 2012 in Nashville. She was born Nov. 14, 1914 in Henderson Co TN to the late Sumner Lessie Mitchell and Julie Ann Powers Mitchell. She was a homemaker and a member of Scotts Hill Meth. Church. Survivors include two sons, J.R. and C.H. Parrott, a daughter Mary Ann Ivey all of Scotts Hill, 5 grandchildren; Debbie Sumner, Ginger Gutherie, Tony Parrott, Chris Parrott and Sherry Grisham.
Lexington Progress June 6, 2012

RAY JOHNSON , 33 years of age, farmer, living in the old 18th district, near Natchez Trace Park, about 16 miles northeast of Lexington, was fataly injured about 1:30 Sunday morning near Broadwaywhen the car driven by Dr. D. W. Anderson in which Johnson was riding, ran into the rear of a car driven by Cecil Lomax of near Jackson. Johnson died before reaching a Jackson hospital. Dr. Anderson, 40, who came here from Indiana, was taking training here under Dr. W. C. Ramer, county health officer, with the view of employment with the State Health Department, was not seriously injured in the wreck. He too was carried to the Webb-Williamson hospital by a Pafford ambulance but was returned to Lexington by Sheriff HEnry Patton and placed in jail. Deputies Sheriff Arlie Dyer and Otis Page said they thought Johnson had been drinking but could not ascertain to what extent. They know however, that Dr. Anderson had been drinking heavily. Anderson had been arrested for public drunkeness soon after his arrival here, according to Sheriff Patton. Prior to the accident of early Sunday morning, he and Johnson had been chased by officers, who were attempting to place them under arrest. During the chase the officers fired at the tires of the fleeing automobile with one of the bullets grazing the left elbow of Dr. Anderson.

The amount of damage done to both cars indicated that Dr. Anderson's car was making a terrific rate of speed and occupants of the car that was hit said the Anderson car turned over five times after the impact, which knocked their car approximately 50 to 75 yards down the highway before it was brought under control without turning over. Mr. Johnson was believed to have been crushed when he was thrown from the car on its first turnover. Occupants of the Lomax car that was driven by Mr. Lomax included Lanoice Fesmire, Edith Fesmire, Velma Garner, Milton Garner and Bernice Bridges. Miss Garner received a broken jaw and was entered into a Jackson hospital. None of the others were seriously injured. Surviving Mr. Johnson are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Johnson, his wife, Mrs. Beulah Johnson, and a three-year-old daughter. Funeral services were conducted from the home near Wilderville with Rev. A. U. Nunnery, uncle of the deceased, officiating. A warrant charging manslaughter and driving while intoxicated has been issued against Dr. Anderson.
The Lexington Progress, October 3, 1941

ROBERT LESTER JOHNSON - Services for R. L. Johnson were Thursday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Jearl Hunley officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, who was 95, died Wednesday at Lexington Hospital. He was a retired mail carrier and teacher. Mr. Johnson was an elder during the reorganization of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here in 1940. He leaves a son, Johnny Johnson of Memphis; a stepson, James Hodgins of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Gertie Gibson of Lexington and Mrs. Ardie Gentry of Mayfield, KY; a brother, Coy Johnson of Scotts Hill; three half-brothers, Mather Johnson of Nashville, Hobert Johnson of Decaturville and Dr. Glenn Johnson of Carthage, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Irma Johnson of Jackson; a half-sister, Mrs. Myrtle Hardin of Decaturville; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress January 19, 1977

RUBY I. JOHNSON - Services for Ruby I. Johnson were at Reeds Chapel - Scotts Hill Monday April 12, 2010 with burial following in Judson Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson age 86, of Scotts Hill died Friday April 9, 2010 at Decatur Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Moody of Scotts Hill; a son, Loyd Johnson, of Decaturville; a brother, Larry Powers, of Parsons; eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and three gg grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Johnson; a son, Lee Johnson, daughter; Alpha Ilene Vaughn; two brothers, Wendal and Wayburn Powers; three sisters, Christine Mayfield, Johnnye Sanders, and Frankie Mills.
Lexington Progress 14 April 2010

RUBY PEARL JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Ruby Pearl Johnson will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Union Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Jahue McCorkle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford in charge. Mrs. Johnson who was 67, died Sunday at Hobard IN. She was formerly of Henderson County. She leaves her husband, Oscar J. Johnson of Gary IN; a son Clinnon Eugene Johnson at Gary IN; three daughters, Mrs. Joann Brown, Mrs. Linda mavronicles, Mrs. Connie Pendleton; four sisters, Mrs. Virgie Maness, Mrs. Darlie Butler, Mrs. Julie Bright and Mrs. Ophelia Johnson fo Huron; 11 grandchildren.
(Lexington Progress 18 April 1979)

SARAH JANE JOHNSON - Services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Johnson are today at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Methodist Church with Rev. Harrell Warren and Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Johnson, 76, died at Lexington Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and a Baptist. She leaves three sons, Edgar, Edward and A.J. all of Scotts Hill; four daughters, Mrs. Valada Wise of Parsons, Mrs. Everette Russell of Memphis, Mrs. Bertie Holmes of Huron and Mrs. Irene White of Scotts Hill. two brothers, Henry Zimmerlee of Scotts Hill and Johnny Zimmerlee of Chicago and five sisters, Mrs. Mattie McCollum of Lexington, Mrs. Agnes Ferguson of Scotts Hill, Mrs. Maggie Smith of Reagan, Mrs. Pearl Marks of Chicago, and Mrs. Pauline Bird of Bridge City TX.
Lexington Progress 15 Dec 1966

SYDNEY WAYNE JOHNSON , 49, passed away Nov. 6, 2012 in Lexington. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson was born July 8, 1963 in Lexington. He was preceded by his parents, Vaughn L. and Peggy ross Lindsey. Survivors include his stepfather, Larry Lindsey, two sisters, Marla Lloyd and Tammy Markgraf and a broher, Norman Keith Johnson. The family has chosen cremation.
Lexington Progress 14 Nov 2012

TONY E. JOHNSON - Services for Tony E. Johnson, age 42, were September 1, 208 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Johnson died Friday in North Carolina. Survivors include his parents, Denny Johnson of Scotts Hill and his mother, Orlanda (Ronald) Davis of Pinson, his brother Terry of Scotts Hill and his grandmother Verdean Johnson of Scotts Hill. He was preceded by his grandparents, Carl Johnson, Harry and Kathleen Hayes.
Lexington Progress 3 Sep 2008

VICTORIA JOHNSON ,age 59 of Huron, died Oct. 14, 2011 at her home. She is survived by her husband Johnny Johnson, a daughter, Victoria Dawn Johnson; three sisters, Christine Waller, Wanda Kindle and Betsy Goff; two brothers Edgar and A.J. Ross; a grandaughter Courtney Paige Coleman. She was preceded by her parents Mary and Edgar Carl Ross and two siblings Phillip Ross and Martha Williams.
Lexington Progress Oct 18, 2011

WILLIAM JOHNSON - Services for William Tody Johnson, age 90, were held on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm . St. Paul Baptist Church. The interment was in Lexington Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Neta Mae Johnson; two daughters, Judith Ann Presley and Barbara L. Johnson, five sons, Arthur, William L., Michael A., Anthony L. and Gerald W., 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Dec. 18,2013



WILLIS RAFE JOHNSON - Services for Willie Rafe Johnson were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Hercy Wayne Holmes officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Johnson, who was 61, died Sunday at Jackson General Hospital. He was retired from Johnson Controls and a Methodist. He leaves a son, Vernon Thomas Johnson of Lexington; a daughter, Shirley Ann Johnson of Lexington; a sister, Rachel Sellers Rogers of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, October 9, 1991

ATLAS T. JONES - Meanest of Thieves; Stole all Chickens While Widow Was at Husband's Funeral: Lexington, One of the most contemptibly mean crimes ever committed in this county was the theft of about 100 chickens from Mrs. Atlas Jones one night last week. Mrs. Jones' husband died Monday morning and was buried late Tuesday afternoon, the burying place being too remote from her home to admit of her returning that night. When she returned early next morning every chicken she had on the place was gone, having been stolen while she was burying her husband. Until other precincts are heard from therefore we claim the meanest man in the State--American
The Lexington Progress, July 21, 1903

BENJAMIN I. JONES Services for Ben I. Jones, native Henderson Countian, were conducted by the Rev. Taylor at Jowers Cemetery. Mr. Jones died last Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Gregory, where he had lived for the past 12 years. Mr. Jones had been in declining health for the past year. He was a member of the Mazies Chapel Baptist Church and served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He was a son of the late M. H. and Martha Jones. He taught school in various places in the county. In addition to his daughter, he leaves two brothers, Martin and John L., two sisters, Mrs. Sim Hatchett of Lexington and Mrs. Wesley Carey of Yuma; two granddaughters, Mrs. R. L. Maness and Mrs. Ode Maness. Ten great grandchildren also survive. Pallbearers were R. L. Maness, Buddy Maness, John L. Hatchett, Carol Hatchett, Thomas Hatchett, Tom Carey, M. H. Carey and Floyd Carey.
The Lexington Progress, December 19, 1952

BETTIE A. JONES daughter of Bird and Mrs. Martha Jones, was born April 8th, 1871, and died June 14th, 1939, aged 68 years. "Aunt Bettie," as she was affectionately called was never married, but she was a mother to a host of nieces and nephews who loved her dearly, which was proven during her illness and at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her death three brothers and two sisters, Ben, John and Martin Jones, Emma (Mrs. Wesley) Cary, Nora (Mrs. Sim Hatchett), and a host of other relatives and friends. Logan Azbill conducted the funeral service at the Jones Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, June 23, 1939)

BREANNA JONES - Graveside funeral services for Breanna Michelle Jones were Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at the Lexington Cemetery. Miss Jones, age 13, died Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011 in Jackson. She is survived by her parents Barney and Hanna Barnett of Jackson; two sisters, Melissa Barnett of Trenton and Samantha Jones of Jackson and two brothers, Jason Jones and Joshua Jones of Jackson.
Lexington Progress 26 Jan 2011

COY JONES - Services for Coy Jones age 89, were Monday August 28, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill, with Bro. Mark McCaslin, Bro. Danny Adkisson officiating. Burial folllowed in Ebenezer Cemetery. Mr. Jones passed away August 21, 2010 in Lexington. He was born April 25, 1921 in Henderson to the late Charles Logand and Betty Duck Jones. He was a farmer, an avid deer and turkey hunter, and member of Ebenezer # 441 Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of Ebenezer Methodist CHurch. Mr. Jones was preceded by his wife Ruby Helms Jones, grandson Steven Jones, one brother Fred Jones ; two sisters Grace Austin and Nina Mitchell. Survivors include his son Tony Jones (Vicky) of Reagan TN, one daughter Sandra Jones of Reagan TN; three grandchildren, Ginger Montgomery (Donny Joe) Roby White (LaChelle) and Joey White 9Carol) and 2 great-grandchildren, Robert Jordan White and Sydney White.
Lexington Progress 10 Aug 2010.

DANNY PAUL JONES - Funeral services for Danny Paul Jones, 53, are scheduled for 2 p.m. July 30, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial will follow in Barren Springs Cemetery. Mr. Jones died Sunday at his home in Reagan. He was born November 3, 1954 in Henderson County to the late Clodie Lee Jones an dMrs. Annie Gertrude Wallace Jones. He wa a site operations supervisor for Johnson Controls in Pulaski and Lexington, for over 30 years. He was preceded by one brother Carl Lee Jones. He is surrvived by his wife Shelia Firkins of Reagan, his mother Mrs. Gertrude Wallace Jones of Reagan, three daughters, Heather Clark (Jason) and Jennifer Jones (Lee) of Bath Springs and Lindsey Jones of Reagan, two brothers, Bobby Jones (Joy ) of Sardis and Randy Jones of Pulaski and Randy Jones of Pulaski; two sisters, evelyn Erwin (Bobby) of pulaski and Melissa Lindsey (Steve) of Lexington and three grandchildren, Jordan, Cole and Luke.
Lexington Progress 30 Jul 2008

DORSEY LORGAN JONES - Services for Mr. Dorsey Logan Jones were Monday Jan. 24, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. George Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington Cemetery with military honors. Mr. Jones, a resident of the Stringtown community in Lexington, died Friday Jan. 21, 2011 in Memphis. He was the son of the late Rev. Dorsey Logan and Ollie Mae Veteto Jones and a retired construction foreman with TVA, had a strong belief in family and was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his five children. He was a proud Army Veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nadine Jones of Lexington; three daughters, Jill Stewart and Cathy Crum both of Corinth MS; and Susanne Greenway of Piedmont OK; a son Jeff of Lexington; a daughter in-law Wilda Jones and ten grandchildren; a brother John Allen Jones and a sister Lola Martin along with many other extended family members. He was preceded by a son Ricky Jones; his sister Gladys Snider and four brothers, Rev. Earl, Rev. Nathaniel Rev. Attice and Chummey Jones.
Lexington Progress 26 Jan 2011

HENRY CLAY JONES - Died - Suddenly on the 11th of April 1875 at the residence of Adam W. Harmon Esq., near Lexington, Henry Clay Jones, in the 29th year of his age. Deceased was always weakly, constitution feeble, subject to palpilation of the heart an ddizziness of he head. His death although not expected at the moment, did not surprise his relatives and friends. No pain or suffering, but died instantly without a strugle or motion. Was a free from faultless the generality of persons, and all who knew him liked him. Intentional evil was not in his nature. J.W.G.J.
Writings of W.V. Barry

FLAVIAL JOBE JONES was born April 10, 1864 and died September 5, 1937, aged 73 years. He was a son of the late Tillman and Alzada Jones and leaves a wife and four children; Mrs. Andy (Alma) Rhodes, Luther Jones, Dorsey Jones and Mrs. Walter (Flossie) Blankenship; two brothers, J.B. and John A. Jones, all of Lexington. He professed faith in Christ early in Life and joined the M.E. Church at old Union Hill in which he remained until about 18 years ago when he was baptized into the Pentecostal faith. Rev. Elco Douglas conducted the services with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress September 10, 1937).

JERRELL D. "CHUMMEY" JONES died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 in Lexington. He was the son of the late Rev. Dorsey Jones and Ollie Jones and was retired from the city of Lexington where he worked as the Director of Public Works for thirty-six years. He was a county commissioner and the oldest member of the Fair Association and Board of Directors.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Lucille Tuck Jones, his daughter, Debbie (Steve) Griffin, two sisters, Lola Martin and Gladys Snider, two brothers, D. L. Jones, Jr. and John Allen Jones, four grandchildren, Tracey Core, Vickie Quarles, Mickey Jones, and Becky Colon, nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.


He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Jerry Jones, his sisters, Raymelle and Edith Jones, and brothers, Nathaniel, Attice, and Earl Jones. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M., Monday, Sept. 6, 2004 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery

Contributed by Lucille Jones
Jones Family

JOHNNIE E. JONES - Services for Johnnie E. Jones were Friday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Rev. Samuel White officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Parham Mortuary in charge. Mr. Jones, who was 75, died Tuesday. He was born in Arkansas, but had made his home in Henderson County for the past 37 years. He was a retired concrete finisher and was a deacon in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maggie Taylor Jones of Lexington.. The Lexington Progress, December 19, 1978

JOHNNY HASTINGS JONES - Services for Johnny Hastings Jones were Friday at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Collis Story and the Rev. Jerry Horner officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Jones, 55, died Wednesday at Kennedy Veterans Hospital in Memphis. He was a veteran of World War II, and a Baptist. He was city recorder. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ethel Brown Jones of Sardis; a daughter, Mrs. Gerald Boroughs of Oak Ridge; a sister, Mrs. Dossie Holmes of Scotts Hill and a grandson. The Lexington Progress, June 12, 1969

JOSIE LEE JONES - Services for Mrs. Josie Jones were Saturday at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Otis Jones officiating. Burial was in the Church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Jones died Thursday at Lexington Nursing Home. She was 85. Known as "Aunt Josie", she was the widow of Isaac Jones and was a member of the Poplar Corner Church. She leaves no immediate relatives.
(The Lexington Progress, February 2, 1967)

(ALICE) LUCILLE (TUCK) JONES - Services for Mrs. Lucille Jones, age 88, were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. William Jones officiating.
Interment followed in the Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Survivors include her daughter Debbie Jones Griffin; four grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and a sister Emily Jane Lewis. She was preceded by her husband Jerrel D. "Chummy" Jones and their son Jerry Jones.
Pallbearers: Mickey Jones, Logan Jones, Angel Colon, Tony Broyles, Levi Broyles, Phil Ross.
Born 4 November 1923 in Decaturville TN. Died 1 September 2012 in Jackson TN.
Mt. Gillead Church at Shady Rest
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

MARTHA JANE (JOWERS) JONES aged about 66 years, wife of M. H. Jones, a good citizen of the Alberton community, north of Lexington attempted to commit suicide by drowning herself in a barrel of water last Monday night and succeeded in that she died of the effects of the cold water on her weakened body. The family retired about 9 o'clock and between that time and two in the morning Mrs. Jones slipped from her room to the barrel of water in which she succeeded in taking her own life. She was discovered at two o'clock Tuesday morning having been in the cold water for four or five hours. Of course Mrs. Jones was suffering from a disordered mind which explains the desire to take her own life. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, who has long been partially disabled, and by six children, three sons and three daughters. Mr. and Mrs. Jones were married nearly fifty years. The remains were interred Wednesday in the Jowers graveyard, which is the burial ground of the Jones family.
(The Lexington Progress, April 24, 1914)

MILLIE JONES - Services for Millie Jones were held Saturday May 15 at Reeds Chapel with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs Jones, 100, died Thursday, May 13 at Briarwood. Survivors include 2 step-daughters, Brenda Kearney og Glasgow, KY and Doris Jones of Lexingtonk son, Oneal Melton of Memphis, 4 step-sons, Wilbur Jones of Eads, TN, Billy Hones of Miami, OK, Jerry Hones of Coal City, IL and Samual Jones of Bristow OK; 29 grandchilren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Ginny Lee - (She was the wife of Dewey Hobson Melton they were married Nov 15, 1919) Dewey Hobson Melton is buried in Oak Grove.

NADINE (STANFILL) JONES - Services for Nadine Stanfill Jones age 83, were March 5, 2011 with Rev. George Reed officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Jones passed away late Thursday at her home in the Stringtown Community. She was born June 26, 1927 in Lexington to the late Edgar Ellis and Ophie Matilda (Creasy) Stanfill. She was a beautician for over 60 years. A member of New Hope United Methodiats, taught Sunday School and loved her family and friends. She was involved with the Girl Scouts ofr years, a Home Demonstration Clubmember and a caring neighbor of the Stringtown Community. She was preceded by her husband of 64 years D.L. Jones Jr, one son, Ricky L. Jones, a son-in-law Terry Mincey; two brothers Clovis and Jerry Lynn Stanfill and two sisters Gerrude Jowers and Alma Wright. Survivors include her son, Jeff of Lexington, her daughter Jill Stewart of Kossmuth MS; their children and grandchildren and her brother Leland Clois Stanfill of Knoxville.
Lexington Progress 9 March 2011

NORMA LEE (LINDSEY) JONES - Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Lee Jones, age 81, are scheduled for 2 PM, Friday May 31, 2013 at Christian Chapel Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Christian Chapel Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jones passed away Wednesday at her home in Lexington. She was born October 2, 1931 in Henderson County to the late Leo and Mary Haynes Lindsey. She was a retired employee of Leroy Somer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Billy Robin Jones and two grandchildren, Perry and Kevin Pratt. Survivors include her two daughters, Brenda Pratt and Kim Jones of Lexington, a sister, Laverne (Charles) Hooper of Oak Ridge, two grandchildren, Shellie Earnest and Keith Pratt, and four great grandchildren, Jordan, Terry, Grace, and Robyn.
Lexington Progress June 5, 2013

W.J. JONES , a former citizen of Lexington, died last Sunday at his home, "Camp Dixie" near Frankfort Kentucky. It will be remembered that Mrs. Jones died here after which Mr. Jones, the daughter, Miss Elizabeth, and Miss Nena Rabb, sister ofMrs. Jones, left her for Michigan where they owned a farm. Mr. Jones was a most likeable gentleman and his entire family had warm friends here. He leaves his daughter, Miss Elizabeth, who had been with him during the long time of his disability. The funeral occurred Thursday and he was laid to rest in the cemetery at Frankfort.
(Lexington Progress 10 October 1930)

BRAZLEY STEPHENSON JORDAN - Services for Bazley S. Jordan were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Douglas-Waller Cemetery. Mr. Jordan, who was 88, was pronounced dead on arrival at Lexington Hospital Friday after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and merchant and was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves two sons, David Bruce Jordan ofJackson and Martin Jordan of Cedar Grove; a brother Roy of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Vera Coffman of Lexington, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 01 January 1981

BYRDIE H. JORDAN - Services for Mrs. Byrde Harue Jordan were Sunday July 26, 2009 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Phil Mitchell and Bro. Mark McCaslin officiating. Interment followed in Waller Douglas Cemetery near Lexington. Mrs. Jordan, a homemaker, was the daughter of the late James Jackson and Cora Bell Coffman Lawrence and Died July 24, 2009 at her residence. She's the widow of W.F. "Fielder" Jordan and a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Survivors include her two daughters, Janette Washburn (Benn7) and JoAnn McCaslin both of Lexington; four grandchildren and seven great Grandchildren.
Lexington Progress July 29, 2009

HARRY MARTIN JORDAN - Funeral services for "Harry" Martin Jordan, age 75, wee Feb. 1 at Reed's Chapel. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Jordan was a contractor. He died Jan. 30 at his home. He was preceded in death by one sister, Voncille Phillips and two brothers, Fielder and Mac Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Alva Pierce Jordan of Cedar Grove; daughter, Amy LaRue of ILL., son, Steve Jordan of Cedar Grove; brother, Bruce Jordan of Jackson; and 2 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 4, 2004

JIMMIE LOUISE (LAWRENCE) JORDAN - Services for Jimmie Louise Jordan, 92, will be at 1 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Waller Douglas Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan a homemaker, died Saturday (Nov. 13, 1999) at Jackson General of heart failure. She is survived by four daughters, Hilda Garde Douglas of Lexington, Virginia Stanford of Cedar Grove, Ann Moody of Jackson and Jan Session of Humboldt; three sons, Lawrence Jordan of Lexington, Roy Houston Jordan of Cedar Grove and Jimmy Austin Jordan of Nashville; and two sisters, Jo Reba Gourley and Byrde Jordan both of Lexington.

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





LORENE VIRGINIA (McPEAKE) JORDON - Services for Lorene Jordan were Oct. 17, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Waller-Douglas Cemetery. Mrs. Jordan, age 84, of Lexington died Oct. 15, 2011 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Lawrence Jordan; a son Mike; a grandaughter Felisha Graves and two grandchildren Sarah Singleton and Christopher Graves.
Lexington Progress 19 Oct 2011



LUTHER JORDON - Relatives of Henderson Countians were among those killed in Friday night's tornado in other stricken areas. Mrs. Luther Jones, 45, stepmother of Mrs. J.B. Flanagan and Mrs. L.V. Flanagan, near Threadgills Store was killed in the storm. Others survivors include her husband; her father, M.A. Bushart, Lexington, MS; a son Gerald Mabus, Greenwood MS; another stepdaughter Mrs. A.F. Bivens, Jackson; two stepsons K.L. and W.C. Jordan, Jackson.

Ernest Rhodes, 49, brother of Eldridge Rhodes of Lexington was a victim of the tragedy at Henderson. Services for Mr. Rhodes were conducted Monday afternoon at Unity by the Rev. Floyd Rogers. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Opal Rhodes; his mother, Mrs. Susan Rhodes; three other brothers Sid of Luray and Alonzo and Homer of Henderson; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Nobles of Jacks Creek, Mrs. Myrtle McAdams of Henderson adn Mrs. Mildred Clifford of Luray.
Lexington Progress 3/28/1952



LUTHER C. JORDON - Services for Luther C. Jordan were Tuesday afternoon at Smith Funeral Home in Jackson with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Jordan, who was 69, died of a heart attack Monday at the home of his son, W. C. Jordan. He was born and reared near here and had lived in Madison County since 1913. He was a retired Bemis farmer and a Baptist. He leaves another son, Kenneth Jordan of Westover; three daughters, Mrs. A. F. Bivens of Jackson, Mrs. J. B. Flanagan and Mrs. L. V. Flanagan, both of Lexington; a brother, J. T. Jordan of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Williams of Steele, Mo. and Mrs. Roy Weir of Birmingham, Ala.; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 13, 1962



MARVIN JORDON - Services for Marvin Jordan will be today Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Union Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Jordan, who was 65, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a World War two Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the Tenn: Constable Association. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Britt Jordan of Beech Bluff; a daughter, Miss Debbie Jordan of Jackson; two stepsons, Tom Britt and Ron Britt, both of Beech Bluff; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lacy of Bemis; a brother, Melvin Jordan of Jackson and five grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 17, 1990



MOLLIE FRANCES (KNOWLES) JORDON , who for years was a familiar figure in Lexington, died June 3, 1932, at the home of her brother in Calico Rock, Arkansas, where she had made her home for the past few years. Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of the late Jim Knowles. She was 76 years old and had spent most of her life in a historic struggle to make a living for herself and her blind husband, who died a few years ago. She took orders from house to house with a line of dry-goods, until her health gave way last year and her brother took her into his home and made her comfortable during her last days. She belonged to the Church of Christ, attended services regularly, and lived day after weary day, patiently and quietly filling her place, paying her debts and doing all she could. The remains were brought to Lexington and taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Scott. Funeral services were conducted in the cemetery Monday morning at 9:30 by Elder J. O. Brown.
(The Lexington Progress, June 10, 1932)

R.M. JORDON was born April 12th, 1844, and died at his home in Lexington, at about 6:00 Tuesday morning, April 14th, 1925, after a comparatively short illness. He had been blind for about seventeen years, that misfortune coming on him gradually and finally becoming total. He was married to Melvina Johnson and of the seven children born to the union, three survive, Mrs. R. H. Wheatley of Louisville who reached here after the death of her father, and two sons who live in the West and from whom nothing has been heard for several years. On December 16th, 1891, he was married to Miss Mollie Knowles, who survives him. Many years ago, Mr. Jordan became a member of the Christian Church and all who knew him can testify that for many before and since he lost his sight, he put his entire trust in God and the Bible. He was a grateful man, always thankful for any little favor and for several years he had needed those favors and friends. In his blindness he had a faithful companion, one who never failed him, in the person of his good wife, who will find life lonely without him. The funeral service was held in the home at 10 o'clock a.m., Wednesday, Coleman Overby conducting it and paying tribute to the character and exemplary life of Mr. Jordan. The remains were interred in Lexington Cemetery and a lot of beautiful homegrown flowers covered the mound of earth that hid from view all that was left of a man who had lived more than four score years.
(The Lexington Progress, April 17, 1925)

ROYAL CLIFTON JORDAN - Services for Roy Jordan 87, were today at Reeds Chapel. Burial was in Waller Douglas cemetery. Mr. Jordan retired custodian for Bargerton School, died Wednesday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital.

He had seven children, Hildegarde Douglass and Lawrence Jordan both of Lexington, Virginia Stanford and Houston Jordan both of Cedar Grove, Ann Moody and Jan Sessions, both of Jackson and Austin Stanford of Nashville.

Photo (Holding his great grandaughter Nicole Oswalt) and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church



RUTH JORDON - was born on June 29, 1955 and passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Ruth was last known to be living in Lexington, Tennessee. She is survived by her husband Clarence. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Mitchell Milholen officiating. Burial will follow in Sand Ridge Cemetery. No funeral service information has been provided by the family or the funeral home.

ANDREW JOWERS - Graveside services for Mr. Andrew Jowers age 39, are scheduled for 10:00 Thursday Oct. 7, 2010 at Lexington Cemetery with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge. Mr. Jowers died early Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010 in Lexington, He was born March 19, 1971 in Lexington.He was an industrial fabricator for NCI. He was preceded by his grandparents Delver Jowers, and C.E. and Dorothy Patterson. Survivors include his wife Crystal Jowers, three sons, Carter Andrew JOwers, Josh and Jake Bates, his daughter Casey Leigh Jowers, his parents, Harold Jowers and Patricia Jowers, one brother Chip Jowers, two nephews Jack Jowers and Brycen Galicia, two nieces Taylor and Abby Jowers and his grandmother Lorene Jowers all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 6 Oct 2010

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JOWERS Sr. , was born February 1848 (January 15, 1850 per headstone) and died November 10th, 1922 , aged 74 years. He was married to Betsy Jane Maness in early life and was the father of ten children. Four died in infancy and one, Mrs. Ora Blankenship, died a few years ago. Those living are Priestly, Joe Thomas, Ben F. Jr., Mrs. Albert Jowers and Mrs. Willie Jowers. Burial was at Jowers graveyard, Rev. J. C. Lewis officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, November 17, 1922)

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JOWERS , 62, were conducted Thursday afternoon from Jowers Cemetery by the Rev. Earl Owens. Burial was in charge of Pafford Funeral Home. Mr. Jowers died Wednesday afternoon at his home near Lexington after an illness of six months. He was a farmer and had spent his life in Henderson County . He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lena Hays Jowers; four sons, Fleetwood, Ben F., Robert L., and Jessie; two daughters, Miss Martha Jane Jowers, and Mrs. Lizzie Jowers; two brothers, Priestly C. Jowers and Joe T. Jowers; and two sisters, Mrs. Clementine Jowers and Mrs. Daisy Mae Jowers.
(The Lexington Progress, November 4, 1955)

BERTIE JOWERS , oldest child of Joe T. and Mollie Jowers, died at 6:30 o’clock, November 15, and was buried at the Jowers graveyard near her home. Rev. T. Jones conducted a short service. In the loss of Bertie the family has lost its sunshine, for she was always cheerful and loveable. The school has lost one its best pupils for Bertie’s friends were numbered by those who knew her. Her nine years had been filled by trying to brighten the lives of the family. We deeply sympathize with the family.
(The Lexington Progress, November 29, 1918)
Obit & DC say 1918 - headstone says 1920

BETSY JANE (MANESS) JOWERS , aged 69 years, died near Alberton March 25th. Fifty-five years ago she was married to the late Ben F. Jowers, who died November 10th, 1922 . Of the seven children born to the union, five survive: Clementine (Mrs. A. A. Jowers), Moro, Arkansas ; Joe T., Priestly, Ben and Daisy (Mrs. Will T. Jowers). Burial took place in the Jowers graveyard.
(The Lexington Progress, March 30, 1928)

BETTY LORENE (DRINKARD) JOWERS - Services for Betty Lorene Jowers, age 77, will be Thursday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jowers Cemetery in Lexington. Mrs. Jowers died December 8 at Henderson Co. Comm. Hospital. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Jowers and brother, R.T. Drinkard. She was survived by her husband, Ben F. Jowers of Lexington; son, Donald Jowers of Lexington; 2 daughters, Betty Lowrey of AR and Patricia Barker of Lexington; sister, Stella Blankenship of Jackson; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 10, 2003

BILLY BRADLEY JOWERS - Services for Billy Bradley Jowers were held Saturday, November 8, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Jowers Cemetery. Mr. Jowers, age 66, died Thursday, November 8, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Vanessa Jowers of Lexington; 3 sisters, Josie Seymor and Joyce Mayo, both of Humboldt; and Jewell Ament of Nashville; and 2 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress Nov. 12, 2003

BILLY ESTES JOWERS - Services for Billy Estes Jowers were Sunday at Maizes Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Connie V. Burton and James Stewart officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Jowers, who was 68, died Friday at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired factory worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Earlie V. Jowers of Lexington; two sons, Walter Jowers and Lynn Jowers, both of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Ethel Woods, Mrs. Helen Parker, both of Lexington, Mrs. Nadine Austin, Mrs. Lou Vene Jowers, both of Avon Park, Fla., 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 24, 1975

BRENDA JOWERS - Services for Brenda Jowers, age 63 were Feb. 17, 2013 at Mazies Chapel Missionary. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Jowers passed away Friday at her home ini Lexington. She was born 5 July 1949 in Steele MO and was a member of Mazies Church. Survivors include her husband, Jeff Jowers; three sons, Larry Hughes, Terry Britt an dTimothy Jowers and her daughter Paula Moody all of Lexington, two brothers Don Moody and Johnny Rimmer of Louisville KY, a sister Bonnie Hardin of Lexington and nine grandchildren. She was preceded by one daughter, Debra Wood.
Lexington Progress 20 Feb 2013

CARL LEE JOWERS - Funeral services for Mr. Carl Lee Jowers, age 84, were Tuesday September 9, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Jowers, died early Monday in Jackson. He was retired owner of Jowers Timber Enterprises. Mr. Jowers was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Edna Gibson Jowers and three sisters, Mae Atkinson, Opal Hemby and Virginia Petty. Survivors include his son, Freddy Jowers of Huron, his daughter Carla Jan Roberts of Lexington, seven grandchildren, one brother, F.L. Jowers of Lexington and a sister Excelle Hopper of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 10 September 2008

CHARLES EDWARD JOWERS , son of Mr. and Mrs. Estes Jowers of Lexington, Tenn., died June 11, as a result of a accident. He was stationed at Fort Huschauca, Ariz. and had been in the service 18 months and 3 days. He leaves two brothers, Walter, Lexington and Willie Lynn of Ft. Bennet, Ga., and four sisters, Nadine Austi of Sardis, Luven Jowers of Strubble, Iowa, Ethel Jowers and Ella Jowers, both of Lexington. He was 22 yrs. and 11 mos. old. Burial will be at Mazies Chapel with Lexington Funeral Home in charge. At press time complete details of funeral arrangements are unknown.
The Lexington Progress, June 15, 1956

CHUCK JOWERS - Graveside services for Chuck Jowers will be Saturday May 14, 2011 at the Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Jowers, age 50, of Dalton Georgia, formerly of Lexington died May 2, 2011 in Dalton. He was preceded in death by his parents Eunice and Shelby Jowers and a sister Sandy McPeake. He is survived by two sisters Lisa Justus and Mattie Jowers and a brother, Ricky Jowers all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 11 May 2011

CLEMENTINE JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Clementine Jowers were Sunday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens and the Rev. Connie Burton officiating. Burial was in the Jowers Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Jowers, who was 86, died Saturday at the home of her son, Elmer Jowers. She was a lifelong residence of Henderson County and a Baptist. Besides her son, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Will Jowers of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 20, 1962

EARLIE V. JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Earlie V. Jowers will be today [Wednesday] at 2 p.m. at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Jowers, who was 84, died early Monday evening at her home. She leaves two sons, Lynn Jowers and Walter Jowers, both of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Nadine Austin of Avon Park, Fla., Lou Verne Wilks and Helen Parker, both of Lexington and Mary Ethel Devore of Centerville; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Woods and Mrs. Jewell Nowell, both of Lexington, 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 1990

EDITH JOANNE (DODD) JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Edith Joane Jowers were Monday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. John Hicks officiating. Burial was in Jowers Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers, who was 37, died Saturday morning at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Robert Jowers of Memphis; a son, Randy Jowers; two daughters, Pamela Jowers and Kimberly Jowers, all of Memphis; two brothers, Troy Dodd of McKenzie and Eugene Dodd of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Williamson of Norwalk, Calif. and Mrs. ?ndean Dixon of Memphis and her mother, Mrs. Vadie Dodd of Memphis.
(The Lexington Progress, January 23, 1974)

ELMER H. JOWERS - Services for Elmer H. Jowers were Saturday, November 2, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Jowers Cemetery. Mr. Jowers, who was 83, died Friday, Nov. 1, at the home of his grandson, Gary Ament, Lexington. He was a retired carpenter. He leaves four step-daughters, Jewell Ament of Nashville, Joyce Mayo of Humboldt, Lena Eason of Lexington, and Josie Seymore of Gibson and two step-sons, Nelson Jowers and Billy Jowers, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, November 6, 1996

(JAMES) ETHERIDGE JOWERS - Services for Ethridge Jowers were Tuesday afternoon at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Vernon Rogers and the Rev. Bud G. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Jowers, 72, died Monday at Lexington Hospital. He was a retired farmer, and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Ruby Jowers; three sons, Mathew Jowers of Memphis, Paul Jowers of Jackson and Filas Jowers of Sewart Air Force Base in Nashville; four daughters, Mrs. Mae Laws of Jackson, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Lexington, Mrs. Rachel Smith of Memphis and Mrs Naomi Chandler of Huntingdon; two brothers, Edward Jowers of Lexington and Thomas Jowers of Indiana; and two sisters, Mrs Eddie Stanfill of Reagan and Mrs Millie Jones of Coal City, Ill.
Contributed by Ginny Melton

FLORENCE L. JOWERS JR. , age 87, was called to heaven while working in the fields that he loved and farmed. He was never one to just sit around and he was always busy on the farm. He quoted the Bible often and would say that idle hands are the devil's workshop. He was born in Henderson County on Oct. 19, 1921 to Florence and Addie Sego Flowers. He helped his parents on their farm until he went to serve his country in the Navy as a carpenter during WW II. Afterwards he married Jewell Gibson and they started a family farm where he continued for 60 years. He was a long time member of Natchez Trace Missionary Baptist Church and during his life witnessed to many people. Along with hiswife of 61 years, F.L. leaves four sons, Roger (Gail), Stan (Graple), Marty (Cheri), and Greg (Rita) all of Lexington, two daughters, Marlane Sheppard (Terry) of Beech Bluff and Lisa Smith (Leo) of Crystal River FL, one sister, Excelle Hopper of Lexington, twelve grandchildren. Services are August 30, 2009 burial will follow in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 19 Aug. 2009

FLEETWOOD R. JOWERS - Services for Fleetwood Jowers will be today, Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. John D. Small and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial will be in Jowers Cemetery. Mr. Jowers, who was 78, died Monday, Dec. 19, at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired TVA worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Raymell Woods Jowers of Lexington; four daughters, Louise Duke, Rhonda Maness, both of Lexington, Kaye Coleman and Sharon Barber, both of Parsons; two brothers, Ben F. Jowers of Lexington, Robert Jowers of Hernando, MS; a sister, Lizzie Jowers of Lexington, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
(The Lexington Progress, December 21, 1994)

FRED JOWERS , 70, passed away from this earth May 11, 2008 at Lexington Manor. He was a twin and one of four sons born to Claude and Ethel Jowers, all of whom have preceded him in death. He left Lexington in 1957 and moved to Memphis where he lived until his retirement in 1992, as an over the road truck driver. At that time, he returned to his native home of Lexington and devoted the remainder of his career to his passion of working in used car sales. He was a member of Fairview CHurch of Christ. He leaves to cherish hismemory his loving wife of 50 years, Mrs. Sarah Jowers, two daughters, Debbie (Bill) Vopel of Fernandina Beach, FL; and Denise Wilkerson ofMemphis, two grandchildren, Erica McCan and Kaylon Wilkerson and two great grandsons, Hunter McCaa-Wolverton and Aidan McCaa. Buril at Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 14 May 2005




JAMES OWEN JOWERS – Services for James Owen Jowers, victim of an auto wreck Saturday, were conducted Monday afternoon from Pafford Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Mr. Jowers died Sunday afternoon at Baptist Hospital, Memphis as a result of injuries received when his car rammed the rear of a truck between Middlefork and Henderson Saturday afternoon. He was 26. Mr. Jowers leaves his wife, Mrs. Peggy Duck Jowers of Lexington; a daughter, Vivian Kay Jowers, St. Louis; a brother, Reaford Jowers; a half sister, Janice Goff, Lexington; and his mother, Mrs. Evie Goff, Lexington. Burial was at Middlefork with Pafford Funeral Home in charge.
The Lexington Progress, July 4, 1952

JESSIE ETHEL JOWERS - Services for Miss Jessie Ethel Jowers were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with Joe Cook Vandyke officiating. Burial was in Jowers Cemetery. Miss Jowers, who was 77, died Thursday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Verlie Cox and Mrs. Ida Blankenship, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, November 27, 1974

JOHN LUTHER JOWERS son of the late A. L. and Mrs. Martha Jowers, was born April 29th, 1888, and died November 15th in his home near Alberton seven miles north of Lexington. He was in Lexington on Saturday six days before his death and on the road was stricken with pneumonia from which he died without the best of medical attention being able to control. He married Miss Bettie Reynolds and of the seven children born to the union, five survive, the eldest being a girl of 14. His wife died in March 1928. The motherless children are lucky in having relatives to look after them and are now in the home of their uncle, Florence Jowers. He was a member of the Baptist Church with membership at Mazies Chapel. The body was laid to rest in the Lindsey graveyard, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, November 22, 1929)

LENA MYRTLE (HAYS) JOWERS , Services for Mrs. Myrtle Hays Jowers will be at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Connie V. Burton and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will be in Jowers Cemetery . Mrs. Jowers died Monday at her home near Huron. She was 71 and was a Baptist. She leaves four sons, Fleetwood Jowers and Ben F. Jowers, both of Lexington ; Robert Lee Jowers of Memphis and Jessie Jowers of Melrose Park , Ill. ; two daughters, Mrs. James Stone of Reagan and Mrs. Lizzie Jowers of Huron; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, July 9, 1975)

LINDA GAIL (BOWMAN) DAVIS JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Linda Gail Jowers are today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with burial in New Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers, who was 37, died Monday at Jackson General Hospital. She leaves her husband, Roger Jowers of Lexington; a daughter, Miss Rhonda Davis, three sons, Joe Davis, Randy Davis and Jim Davis, all of Lexington; a stepson, Shannon Jowers of Parsons; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bowman; a sister, Mrs. Ruthie Sumler and two brothers, Melvin Bowman and Devon Bowman, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, 12-5-1984 - transcribed by, Becky Keen

LIZZIE FRANCES JOWERS , 26, wife of Bennie Jowers and daughter of Alex L & Martha Elizabeth Jowers, accidentally shot by son Fleetwood, age 5 --burial at Lindsey graveyard near her father's home beside grave of her little brother.
The Lexington Progress, January 7, 1921

LORENE (MANESS) JOWERS died peacefully in her home on Nov. 16, 2011, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Jowers was born in Henderson County on Sept. 5, 1919 to the late Hobert and Ethel Frazier Maness. Lorene married Delver B. Jowers on Dec. 25, 1937 and they remained married until his death in August 1989. Mrs. Jowers was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Lexington and retired from Salant and Salant. Mrs. Jowers is survived by her two sons and their wives, Harold and Patricia Jowers and David and Dian Jowers, both of Lexington. She also leaves a sister, Helen Maness Woods, two brothers, Hobert Maness Jr. and Ray Maness and four grandchildren. In addition to her husband Mrs. Jowers was also preceded by two grandchildren, David Brent Jowers and Andy Jowers, two sisters, Pauline Maness Woods and Nell Maness Mays and a brother Dent Maness. Funeral services were held Nov. 18, 2011 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial immediately following at Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Nov. 23, 2011

LOU VERNE JOWERS - Swervices for Lou Jowers were Friday July 29, 2011 at Mazies Chapel with burial following in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers, age 82, died Wednesday July 27, 2011 in Jackson. She is survived by two sons, Billy Baker and Henry DuWayne (Butch) Groetken, CO; two daughters Betty Vega and Judy Snider; one brother, Walter Jowers, tsisters, Mary DeVore and Helen Parker; nine grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Bill Wilkes, her parents, Estes and Earlie Woods Jower; two brothers, Lynn Jowers and Charles Jowers and two sisters, Nadine Austin and Vader Jowers.
Lexington Progress 3 Aug 2011

MARTHA (LINDSEY) JOWERS widow of the late A. L. Jowers, died Wednesday, the 9th inst., at 1:30 a.m., at her home, five miles north of Lexington, aged 65 years. She was a daughter of the late Jerry and Ellen Lindsey. She was married to Mr. Jowers about 44 years ago and of the six children born to the union only four survive, namely Will, Al, Luther and Florence; one son and the only daughter died years ago. She is also survived by three brothers, Will, Tom and John Lindsey and two sisters, Miss Mary Lindsey and Margaret, the widow of T. E. Lindsey. Mrs. Jowers had long been a member of the Baptist Church at Mazies Chapel, near her home and there her body was laid to rest Thursday, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiated at the service. Mrs. Jowers was a woman who had played well in life the parts of wife, mother, sister, friend, and in all those relations she had considered first the comfort and pleasure of others rather than her own. The husband was taken but last year, hence the loss of the mother falls more heavily on the children so soon following the loss of their devoted father.
The Lexington Progress, September 9, 1927

MARY ANN (GRISSOM) JOWERS was born October 20, 1858 in Henderson County and died April 21, 1934 in her home at Alberton. She was married to Wm. G. Jowers, Sept. 7, 1878 who died a year ago. To this union were born five children, one dying in infancy. The surviving are Mesdames R.L. Evans, J.D. Cox, J.W. Blankenship and Miss Jessie, who was at home with her mother. She is survived by one brother, B. Grissom and two sisters. Mesdames, Amanda Garner and Forrest Sanders. Mr. Tom Jowers conducted the services at the Jowers cemetery.
(Lexington Progress May 4, 1934)

MARY (PRUETT) JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Mary Pruett Jowers were Monday, March 21, at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Feathers officiating. Burial was in Jowers Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers, who was 62, died Saturday, March 19, at Methodist Hospital. She was a housewife. She leaves her husband, Billy Jowers of Lexington and a son, Buddy Frost of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, March 23, 1994

WALTER NEWTON JOWERS - On Sunday March 10, 1918 at four o'clock all that was mortal of Newt Jowers took its flight from earth to His God. Mr. Jowers had been in failing health for some months and confined to his bed all winter. Death was a relief to him for he was a good man, was a member of the Baptist Church and a true Christian, a faithful husband and devoted father. He is survived by his wife and two sons, one sister and six brothers. He was buried Monday at the Bible Grove graveyard. Only those who have suffered a like los can sympathize with Mrs. Jowers and family. To Dock and Estes we would have them prepare to meet father in his heavenly home, for where Mr. Newt is we can go by living as he did.
Lexington Progress March 15, 1918 (Sons were Billy Estes and Dock)

OLEVIA JOWERS , wife of Priest Jowers, died February 27, 1919 , of pneumonia following influenza. While in poor health her death was a shock to the people. She was about 35 years of age, a member of the Baptist Church and a good Christian woman. She is survived by her husband and two boys, two brothers and her aunt, Mrs. Pearson, who reared her from birth.
(The Lexington Progress, March 14, 1919)

PATRICK MICHAEL JOWERS Our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Jowers in the loss of their infant son who passed away at Conger Clinic after living just a few hours.
(The Lexington Progress, Oak Grove News, November 12, 1954)

PRIESTLY JOWERS - Services for Priestly Jowers Jr. were yesterday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Cary and the Rev. Thomas Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Jowers Cemetery . Mr. Jowers, who was 33, was killed Monday in an automobile accident near Gilman , Ill. He was a service station operator. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Shirley Lindsey Jowers of Lexington; a son, Roger Dale Jowers; two daughters, Kathy Jowers and Cindy Jowers all of Lexington; three brothers, Billy Jowers, Nelson Jowers and Cecil Jowers, all of Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Eason of Lexington, Mrs. Grady Ament and Mrs. Jerry Gilbert, both of Melrose Park, Ill., and Mrs. Raymond Seamore of Milan.
(The Lexington Progress, September 25, 1963)

PRIESTLY CLEVELAND JOWERS - Services for Priestly Cleveland Jowers were Tuesday at the Natchez Trace Baptist Church with the Rev. Neely Jones officiating. Burial was in the Jowers Cemetery near Lexington with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Jowers, who was 72, died at his home on Pine St. He had been in ill health for 12 years. He was a Baptist and a former employe of Milan Arsenal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Vader Jowers of Lexington; four sons, P. C. Jowers Jr. of Huron, Cecil Jowers, Nelson Jowers, and Billy Jowers all of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Josie Ceymour of Gibson, Mrs. Jewel Ament of Maywood, Ill., Mrs. Lena Eason, and Mrs. Joyce Jowers, both of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Clemmie Jowers and Mrs. W. T. Jowers both of Lexington.
(The Lexington Progress, August 11, 1960)

RAYMELL (WOODS) JOWERS - Funeral services for Mrs. Raymell Jowers, age 87, are scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Maness and Bro. Larry Tolley officiating. Burial will follow in the Jowers Cemetery near Lexington. Mrs. Jowers, the widow of Fleetwood Jowers, died Monday, March 12, 2007 at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her four daughters: Louise Duke (Billy), Kaye Coleman and Rhonda Maness (Don) all of Lexington and Sharon Barber (Jerry) of Parsons; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and her two sisters: Mrs. Opal Jowers and Mrs. Alpha Lewis both of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Ray Jowers.
Pafford Funeral Home

RITA ANN (TODD) JOWERS - Funeral services for Rita Ann Jowers were November 29, 2009 at Reed Chapel with burial in Beech River Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers age 47, died Wednesday Nov. 25, 2009 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Greg; a son, Flynn; two daughters, Hollie Wallace and Sara Beth Elvington; her father, James R. Todd all of Lexington; a brother Joseph Todd of Silk, Colorado; four grandchidlren; a sister-in-law, Tina Todd and a niece and nephew. She was preceded by a brotehr Jimmy and her mother Betty Blackwell.
Lexington Progress

SHELBY JEAN (CAGLE) JOWERS - Services for Shelby Jean Jowers will be August 18, 2010 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with bruial to follow at Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. Jowers, age 70, died Monday Aug. 16, 2010 at Jackson Hsp. She was a member of Greater Life Church in Lexington. She is survived by two sons, Ricky (Wanda) Jowers of Lexington and Chuck Jowers of Dalton GA; two daughters, Mattie Jowers and Lisa Justus, both of Lexington; one brother Joe Curtis Cagle of Lexington; two sisters Jessie (Thomas) Stegall of Lexington and Jewel (Jimmy) Dean of New Albany MS; and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Johnny and Elizabeth Rhodes Cagle; a daughter Sandy McPeake and her husband Eunice Jowers.
Lexington Progress 18 Aug 2010

ROBERTA JOWERS , aged 3 months and 25 days, daughter of Ben F. Jowers, died June 5th, near Alberton. Funeral services were conducted June 6th, at the Jowers graveyard.
(The Lexington Progress, June 21, 1929)

VADER B. (MANESS) JOWERS - Services for Mrs. Vader Jowers will be today (Wednesday) at 2 at Reed's Chapel with the Revs. Melvin Gery and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial will be in Jowers Cemetery. Mrs. Jowers, who was 77, was dead on arrival Monday afternoon at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a Lexington native and a Baptist. She was the widow of Elmer Jowers. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Josie Seymour of Gibson, Mrs. Lena Eason of Lexington, Mrs. Jewel Ament of Nashville and Mrs. Joyce Mayo, of Humbolt; two sons Nelson Jowers and Billy Jowers, both of Lexington; and a half sister, Mrs. Lucille Austin of Lexington; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
***Note: It should say she was the widow of Priestly Jowers and she leaves a husband Elmer Jowers. She cant be the widow of Elmer he is not dead. He died in 1996.
The Lexington Progress, June 9, 1982

WILLIAM GEORGE WASHINGTON JOWERS - was born March 5th, 1857, and was the third child of Clem and Elizabeth Jowers. He was married in 1877 to Mary Ann Grissom and to this union were born one son who died in infancy and the children who survive: Mrs. R. L. Evans, Mrs. Jim Cox, Mrs. J. W. Blankenship and Miss Jowers, who remains at home. Mr. Jowers united with the Church of Christ at Alberton in 1917, and has lived true to its teachings since then. Politically, he was a Democrat. Mr. Jowers died March 20th, 1933, in the house where his parents died many years ago. He was buried in his home cemetery with the service conducted by Elder J. O. Brown--Mrs. John L. Hare
(The Lexington Progress, March 31, 1933)

WILLIE NELSON "RED" JOWERS - Services for Nelson "Red" Jowers were Sunday, March 26, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Jowers Cemetery. Mr. Jowers who was 66, died Friday, March 24, at Lexington Methodist Hospital of heart failure. He was a laborer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clara Jowers of Lexington; two daughters, Melissa Gutierrez of Lexington and Cindy Rich of Clarksburg; a step-daughter, Paula Carey of Yuma; two sons, Michael Jowers and Tim Jowers, both of Lexington, a step-son, Mathew Jordan of Lexington; four sisters, Jewel Ament of Nashville, Lena Eason of Lexington, Joyce mayo of Humbolt and Josey Sego of Gibson; a brother, Billy Jowers of Lexington, eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The Lexington Progress, March 29, 2000

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