OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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C. GILFORD KEE - Services for Clarence Gilford Kee were Wednesday at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church. The Rev. Lester Goff, the Rev. D. L. Jones and the Rev. Otis Jones officiated. Pafford Funeral Home had charge. Mr. Kee, a farmer, died Tuesday morning at his home of a heart attack. He was 74. He leaves four sisters, Miss Ommie Kee and Miss Minnie Kee and Mrs. H. E. Pearson, all of near Wildersville, and Mrs. Walter Lewis of Huntingdon; a brother, Tom Kee of near Wildersville.
(The Lexington Progress, March 1957)

JOHN PAUL KAALE - Services for Mr. John Kaale, age 76, are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Lexington with Rev. McBee and Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial will be Friday at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. Pafford Funeral in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kaale passed away 2 Sep 2013 at his home in Lexington. He was born Dec. 5, 1936 in Minneapolis MN to John F. and Winifred Hathaway Kaale. He was a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight and a US Navy Veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 77 and Blue Springs Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd Degree Mason. He worked with his wife for last 2 years for the Henderson County Election Commission. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Carol Kaale, two sons, John Karl Kaale (Rhonda) of Indianola Iowa and Howard Tweddle III (Tracy) of Chicago, two daughters, Teresa Helms of Johnston Iowa and April Hays of Lexington, one brother Allen of Florida and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 4 Sep 2013

LILLIAN (WISE) KEE - Services for Mrs. Lillian Christine Kee were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Halford officiating. Burial was in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Kee, 78, died Friday night (14 January 1972) at Jackson General. She was a native of the county and a Methodist. She leaves her husband, S.R. Kee of Lexington, a son W. C. of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Zelma Johnson of Lexington and Miss Mabel Kee ofMemphis; a brother, Odis Wise of Lexington; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress January 20, 1972

MINNIE KEE - Services for Miss Minnie Kee were Wednesday at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Floyd Tines and the Rev. Otis Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Miss Kee, 79, died early Tuesday morning at the Nursicare Nursing Center. She leaves three sisters, Miss Omi Kee and Mrs. Susie Pearson of Lexington and Mrs. Josie Lewis of Huntingdon.
(The Lexington Progress, December 3, 1970)

OMIE HESTER KEE - Services for Miss Omie Hester Kee were Sunday at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Otis Jones and the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Miss Kee, 86, died early Saturday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Josie Lewis of Lexington; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, March 7, 1973)

THOMAS L. KEE - Services for Thomas L. Kee were Saturday afternoon at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Otis Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Kee, who was 88, died Friday morning at his home in the Poplar Corner community after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. He leaves four sisters, Miss Omie Kee, Miss Minnie Kee, Mrs. Josie Lewis and Mrs. Susie Pearson, all of Wildersville.
(The Lexington Progress, October 28, 1965)

ARLENE KEEN - age 80, of Cedar Grove passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Milan, Tenn. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Darlene Banks of Lavinia; a son, Jerry Allen Keen of Cedar Grove; a sister, Dorothy Alexander of Milan; 6 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harold Keen. Funeral services will be Friday, April 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial to follow in the Independence Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 30 Apr 2014

BILLY RAY KEEN - Services for Billy Keen were Aug. 27, 2011 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Keen, age 73, died Wed. in McKenzie. He was self-employed in the tree service industry. He was preceded by a brother, James and a sister Eula Marie Taylor. Survivors include his two sons, Marty of Chicago and Frank of New York; and two sisters, Beulah Ognibene and Martha Howell.
Lexington Progress 31 Aug 2011

GLADYS (MANLEY) KEEN - Services for Mrs. Gladys Manley Keen were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Keen, who was 70, died Wednesday at the home of her stepson, James Keen, in the spring Creek community after a long illness. She was a retired school teacher and nurses aide. She was a lifelong resident of the county and the widow of Joe D. Keen Sr. She leaves another stepson, Joe D. Keen Jr. of Reagan and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 17, 1980

IREAN (BEECHAM) KEEN - Services for Irean Keen, age 80, were Saturday April 2, 2016 at Center Hill Baptist. Interment followed in Center Hill Cem. Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Keen passed away early Thursday in Lexington. She ws born March 9, 1936 in Henderson County to the late Hobert and Lela (Petty) Beecham. She was a member of Center Hill Baptist and worked at Salant & Salant for 4 years and at South Haven Elementary as secretary for 27 years. She was preceded by seven brothers and sisters, infant Dennis Beecham, Howard Beecham, Lorine Erwin, Pauline Grissom, Hazel Duck, Gerttie Beecham and Katherine Williams. Surivors include her husband of 57 years Troy Keen of Lexington; two sons, Randal Keen of Lexington and Joey of Jackson; one brother Curtis Beecham of Reagan; two sisters, Jean Hudson of Huron and Geanette Johnson of Saltillo; and two granddaughters.
Lexington Progress 4/6/2016

INDIE MAE (GURLEY) KEEN - Services for Mrs. Indie Mae Keen were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Keen, who was 86, died Sunday in Batesville, Miss. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Whitworth, Mrs. Patricia Whitworth, both of Batesville, Miss. and Mrs. Geraldine Tyler of Jackson; five sons, Joe D. Keen Jr. of Reagan, Robert Muriel Keen of Fort Myers, Fla., James Harold Keen of Spring Creek, Billy Joe Keen of Danville, Va., and Troy N. Keen of Lexington, 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 6, 1991

JAMES HAROLD KEEN - Services for James Harold Keen were Tuesday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Don Dyer officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Keen, who was 62, died Sunday morning at his home in Spring Creek. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Arlene Barnes Keen of Spring Creek; a daughter, Regina Kyla of Milan; a son, Gary Allen of Jackson; three sisters, Geraldine Tyler of Jackson, Shriley Whitworth and Particia Whitworth, both of Batesville, Miss.; four brothers, Joe D. Keen Jr. of Reagan, Muriel Keen of Ft. Myers, Fla., Billy J. Keen of Danville, Va., and Troy Keen of Lexington and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 4, 1992

JOE DUDLEY KEEN, SR. - Services for Joe Dudley Keen were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Keen, who was 73, died Friday at Parkway Hospital in Jackson after a long illness. He was a carpenter. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Manley Keen of near Lexington; five sons, Joe D. Keen Jr. of Reagan, Robert Keen of Nashville, James Keen of Spring Creek, Billy Joe Keen of Danville, Va., and Troy Keen of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Tyler of Jackson, Mrs. Imogene Price of Pontotoc, Miss., Mrs. Shirley Whitworth and Mrs. Patricia Whitworth, both of Batesville, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Liza Jane Woodard of Milan and Mrs. Victoria Pillow of Spring Creek.
The Lexington Progress, August 2,. 1978

JOE KEEN - age 87, passed away April 11, 2015 in Jackson. He is survived by 1 son, Caroll Keen of Reagan; 3 brothers, Robert of Ft. Myers FL, Billy of Danville VA and Troy of Lexington; 3 sisters, Geraldine Tyleer of Jackson, Shirley Whitworth of Batesville MS and Patretia Whitworth of Batesville and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Joe and Indie Mae Keen; his wife Nell; 1 brother James and 1 sister Imogene Price. Funeral Services were April 13 at Union Hill Baptist Church with burial following in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 22 Apr 2015

NELL MARIE KEEN - Funeral services for Nell Marie Keen will be today, Wednesday, August 22, 1007, at 2:00 p.m., at Union Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Keen, age 79, died Monday, August 20, 2007, in Lexington. Survivors include her husband Joe Keen, Reagan; one son, Carroll Keen, Lexington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor August 22, 2007. Lexington Progress.

RALPH KEIL SR - Age 78, died March 31, 2013. Survived by wife, Irene Keil; three sons, Skip, John and Mike and seven grandchildren. Mr. Keil donated his body for cancer research.
Lexington Progress 10 April 2013

BARBARA (MITCHELL) KELLEY - Services for Barbara Kelley age 67, were held Feb. 22, 2014 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Kelley passed away Wednesday in Jackson. She was born Sep. 19, 1946 in Scotts Hill to the late Kenneth and Nina Rhee (Jones) Mitchell. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Kelley of Huron; two sons, Barry of Yorktown VA and Nick of Portland OR; one daughter Beth Kelley of Huron; two sisters, Dolores Little of Bath Springs and Debbie Dalhoff of Bartlett; and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 Feb 2014

BILLY GENE KELLEY - Funeral services for Mr. Billy Gene Kelley, age 79, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Lexington, with Bro. Tommy Crocker and Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Mr. Kelley passed away Monday in Jackson. He was born June 20, 1931 in Scotts Hill to the late Clois Thomas and Bertie Francis Laster Kelley. Mr. Kelley retired after 20 years services with the U. S. Air Force, and later retired after 20 years as a mail carrier with the U. S. Postal Service. He also owned C. T. Kelley Construction and drove for Dale McPeake. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington and the Jack Hay Sunday School Class. Mr. Kelley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Patsy Lindsey Kelley of Lexington; his two daughters, Debra (Paul) Peterson of Yuma, and Lisa (John) Hill of Bean Station, TN; one brother, Jerry Kelley of Chattanooga; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by one daughter, Carla Kelley and one brother, James Kelley.

BEULAH ELIZABETH KELLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Elizabeth Kelley are scheduled for 3:30 pm, Sunday, November 11, 2001 at Marl Bluff Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Bouknight officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Kelley died Thursday, November 8 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. She was born November 16, 1912 in Sardis, TN to the late Franklin and Susan Austin Brown. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Buford John Kelley. Survivors include her son, Dr. B. J. Kelley of Memphis, Three sisters, Stella Essary and Billie Keller of Memphis, and Ethel Jones of Sardis, two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

LILLIE KELLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Kelley age 75, were August 4, 2009 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment followed in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Kelley, the daughter of the late Tom T. and Cora Lee Denny Luallen, died Saturday August 1, 2009 in Jackson. She was a retired employee of Owens Corning. Survivors include her daughter, Grace Milhorn of Jackson; five sons; Earl Buice of Pinson, James Johnson of Jacks Creek, Tommy Johnson and Mike Johnson both of Lexington and Chris Johnson of Beech Bluff; three sisters, Frances Johnson of Atlanta, Margaret Richardson of Baltimore and Nancy Johnson of Anniston AL and 8 grandchildren. She was preced by her husband Clyde S. Kelley and Grandaughter Miranda Sheree Johnson; six brothers and a sister.
Lexington Progress 5 August 2009

O.D. (HATCHETT) KELLEY - Funeral services for Mrs. O.D. Hatchett Kelley, age 93, will be Saturday July 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Reeds Chapel with Jimmy Burroughs officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Kelley, a homemaker, died Wednesday at the Henderson County Hospital in Lexington. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Bettie Weaver (Robert), Inez King (James), Carol Burroughs (Jimmy) of Lexington and Martha Smith (Edward) of Springville; one son, William Kelley, Jr. (Melba) of Lexington; one sister, Claudia Kincaid of Johnson City; one niece, Joan Hendricks of Blountville; ten grandchildren, John Kelley (Kathy), Cheryl Smith (Wes), Jimmy Kelley (Charlene), Lynn Meyers (Gene), Donald Lee King (Cindy), Brenda O'Neil (Shane), Mark Smith, Darryl Smith (Sandy), Melinda Smith (Rich), and Dennis Burroughs (Anita); nine great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Kelley, Sr., a brother, J.R. Hatchett and a sister, Pauline Owens.
The Jackson Sun on 07/09/2004

MILDRED (AZBILL) KELLY - age 74, died on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at he r home. She is survived by one son, Tony Azbill; two daughters, Amy Flowers and Leesa Blankenship of Lexington; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Azbill; one special sister, Marie Maness and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Nov. 28, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial in Union Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 28 Nov. 2012

WILLIAM OWEN WHITFIELD KELLEY JR. , age 79, died October 12, 2010 at his home in Lexington. He is survived by his wife, Melba Kelley; four daughters, Carol Ann Kelley Burroughs (Jimmy) of Lexington, Cheryl Ann Kelley Smith (Wesley) of Auburn AL, Ardith Lynn Kelley Myers (Gene) of Bells TN, Suzanne Martin of Cordova TN; three sons, John Anton Kelley (Kathy) of Huntingdon TN, James Lee Kelley (Charlene) of Huntingdon TN, Robert Ferrell of Lexington; two sisters Helen Inez Kelley King (James) of Lexington and Martha Sue Kelley Smith (Edward) of Springville TN and nine grandchildren. Services were Oct. 13, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with Brother Jimmy Burroughs officiating with burial at the Lexington City Cemetery.
Contributed by James Lee Kelley

ALLEN KENNEDY - Died at Mifflin in Henderson County on Saturday night, August 9, 1873, Mr. Allen Kennedy, aged over 60 years. Mr. Kennedy moved from North Carolina to Henderson County since the war and was highly esteemed in his new home.
Whig and Tribune, August 16, 1873

CALEB JAMES KENNEDY went to see Jesus on October 7, 23002 at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, AL due to complications from his birth on October 3, 2002. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Sand Ridge Baptist Church with Marty Comer and Robert Tillery officiating. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cem. He is survived by his parents Melissa Hearn Kennedy and James Robert Kennedy of Birmingham AL; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Cathy Hearn of Jackson TN; paternal grandparents, Robbie and James W. Kennedy of Lexington TN; aunts Melinda Hearn and Heather Kennedy of Jackson TN; maternal grandparents Robbie Hearn of Henderson and Donald Sabiotzke of Bloomington IL; paternal great grandparents Corine Hearn of Lexington and Lois and James Willard Kennedy of Bolivar.
Jackson Sun 9 October 2002

CHARLES SILAS KENNEDY - Services for Charlie Silas Kennedy were Tuesday afternoon at Cedar Grov Church with Coy Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Kennedy, who was 87, died early Monday (December 12, 1966) at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Coeally Clayton of near Saltillo.
Lexington Progress 15 December 1966

DORA (CLENNEY) KENNEDY - Services for Dora Clenney Kennedy, 89, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Boyd-Decaturville Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove near Scotts Hill. Mrs. Kennedy, a homemaker, died Thursday afternoon at Decatur General Hospital in Parsons. She was married to the late John Tom Kennedy. They had a daughter, Jewell Brasher of Decaturville.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney

ELIZABETH (WRIGHT) KENNEDY - Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Wright Kennedy were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy, who was 65, died Saturday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Jessie Paul Kennedy, a former school teacher and a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Norma Jones of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Moore of Sardis, Mrs. Katherine Phillips of Reagan and Mrs. Joan Kelley of Lexington; a granddaughter, and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 28, 1982

ETHEL (AUSTIN) KENNEDY - Services for Mrs. Ethel Austin Kennedy were Saturday at Scotts Hill Church of Christ with J. Walker Whittle and Coy Johnson officiating. Burial was in Scotts Hill Cemetery with Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Kennedy, who was 66, died Friday morning at Jackson General Hospital after a stroke. She leaves her husband, Guy Kennedy of Scotts Hill and two sisters, Mrs. G. L. Scott of Scotts Hill and Mrs. Willie Mae Stevens of Adamsville.
The Lexington Progress, October 29, 1975

ETHELYN (STEWART) KENNEDY - Graveside services for Mrs. Ethelyn Stewart Kennedy were Thursday in Holmes Cemetery at Scotts Hill with Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel in charge. Mrs. Kennedy who was 71, died Tuesday at Germantown Community Hospital - Methodist East. She was a retired employee of the Tennessee Dept. of Employment Security and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Charles Elco Kennedy. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Johnson of Memphis and Mrs. Jane Berry of Jackson, Miss; four sons, Charles E. Kennedy, Dr. Michael L. Kennedy, David S. Kennedy and Ralph Kennedy, all of Memphis, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Lexington Progress

EULA MAE (TIMBERLAKE) KENNEDY , 62, died Sunday (Jan. 6, 1985) at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. Arrangements are incomplete with Stephenson and Shaw Funeral Home of Jackson in charge
Lexington Progress 9 Jan 1985

FLORA C. KENNEDY - Services for Flora C. "Mom" Kennedy were Saturday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church near Scotts Hill with the Revs. Lewis Climer and James Fisher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Kennedy, 91, died Thursday night at Lexington Methodist Hsp. after a long illness. She was a Scotts Hill native and had lived with her daughter, Lila Hart, for the past 3 1/2 years. She was a Baptist. She leaves two other daughters, Eudie Russom of Kewanee MO and Dula Morris of Aberdeen Miss. 20 grandchildren and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress April 9, 1986

FLOYD & LESTER KENNEDY - The remains of Floyd Kennedy, a soldier of this place, who died in France were brought back here last Friday and laid to rest beside his twin brother who also died in France, at the old burying ground at Doe Creek. There was at the funeral a large number of friends and relatives. He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Kennedy, a brother, Charles Kennedy, and a sister, Mrs. Oliver Helms. No better boys ere ever raised here than Floyd and Lester and their deaths were a distinct loss to the community. They never participated in some of the things that some young men do and were pointed out by parents as examples for their boys to follow.

Lester and Floyd Kennedy were twins who served in WW 1. They both became ill with pneumonia and died within eleven days of each other. Their headstone reads: "They left their home in perfect health. They looked so young and brave. We never thought how soon they'd be in a soldier's grave". Floyd V. Kennedy was born September 16, 1896 and died October 16, 1918. Lester L. Kennedy was born September 16, 1896 and died October 5, 1918
The Lexington Progress August 6, 1920
This obituary also appeared in the Dedication Program of Doe Creek Restoration July 15, 2007

GUY THOMAS KENNEDY - Services for Guy Thomas Kennedy, 93, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy, a retired schoolteacher, died Tuesday at Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons of heart failure. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel. He is survived by a sister Evelyn Eason of Scotts Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney from the Jackson Sun 8 December 2000

HELEN "FANNIE" KENNEDY - Services for Helen Kennedy were Friday at Scotts Hill Pentecostal Church with the Revs. J.W. Hanna and C.W. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery with Boyd Funeral Home of Scotts Hill in charge. Mrs. Kennedy, who was 68, died Wednesday at City of Milan Hospital. She was a native of Decatur County and a Pentecostal. She leaves a sister Oleta Anderson of Scotts Hill; a brother Jimmy Kennedy, Henderson.
Lexington Progress 16 Sep. 1987

HENRY D. KENNEDY - Services for Henry D. Kennedy were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near Sardis. Mr. Kennedy,70, died Wednesday at Jackson-Madison Co. Hspt. He was a retired construction worker. He leaves his wife Jewell Kennedy of Lexington; a stepson, James D. Harrington of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Dora Duck of Davis OK; and two brothers Grady of Davis OK and Guy of Stillwater OK.
Lexington Progress June 29, 1983

JAMES ROBERT KENNEDY - Funeral services for Mr. James Robert Kennedy, age 78, will be held Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 1:30 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, with Rev. Dennis Reeves and Rev. Bryan Oakes officiating. Burial will follow at Darden Cem. Mr. Kennedy, a retired Magnetek employee, died Friday, June 20, 2003 at his residence in Darden. He is the son of the late John L. and Euda Putnam Kennedy. He was a WW II, Marine Corp veteran and a member of the Darden Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mayrene Kennedy and his son, Kevin Robert Kennedy both of Darden; two grandchildren, two sisters, Francis Azbill of Lexington and Nell Garvey of Bruceton
Jackson Sun 22 Jun 2003

JESSIE COLUMBUS KENNEDY - Services for Jessie Columbus "Lum" Kennedy were Friday at Scotts Hill Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Willie Davis and Dale Kennedy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Thomas-Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Kennedy, 95, died Wednesday afternoon at Decatur Co. Hsp. after a short illness. He was a Scotts Hill native, a retired farmer and a Pentecostal. He leaves a son, Gene Kennedy of Scotts Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Utillie Tucker, Mrs. Helen Duck, both of Scotts Hill and Mrs. Nell Shelby of Selmer; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 6 gg grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 June 1983

JIMMY C. KENNEDY - Services for Jimmy Cain Kennedy were Thursday at Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church near Scotts Hill with the Rev. Wm. Dukes and Barney Holland officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Scotts Hill Funeral Home in charge. Mr. kennedy, 85, died Tuesday night at Tri State Nursing Home in Adamsville after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Scotts Hill, a retired farmer and merchant and a member of the Pentecostal Church. He leaves two daughtes; Mrs. Oleta Anderson and Miss Helen Kennedy, both of Scotts Hill; a son, Jimmy Leo of Henderson; a sister Laura Gilbert of Nashville; a brother Ephram Kennedy of Nashville; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney - Lexington Progress Dec. 31, 1980

JOE T. KENNEDY - Services for Joe T. Kennedy were Thursday, June 20 (1996) at Old Center Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery (Decatur County) with Boyd Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Kennedy who was 77, died Wednesday, June 19 (1996) at his home, Bath Springs. He was a retired factory employee, a WW II veteran and a Methodist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Aileen Cordle Kennedy of Bath Springs; two sons, Ricky Kennedy and Mark Kennedy, both of Bath Springs, a daughter, Susan Austin of Reagan; a sister, Lelan Maners of Bath Spring, five grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Lexington Progress 26 Jun 1996

JOE W. KENNEDY - Services for Joe W. Kennedy are Wednesday March 3, 1999 at 2 PM at Providence Baptist Church in Rosepine, LA with burial at Johnson-Bailey Cemetery in Rosepine, LA. Mr. Kennedy who was 82, died February 28, 1999 in DeRidder, LA. He is survived by three sisters, Francis Azbill, Ruth Holmes and Nell Garvey; two brothers, John and Robert; one daughter Sarah Meyer; one son, David P. and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 03 Mar 1999

JOHN ALLEN KENNEDY - Services for John Allen Kennedy were Friday June 29, at Red's Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy, 80, died Thursday, June 28, 2001 at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. He leaves his wife, Opal L. of Lexington; a daughter, Phyllis Stewart of Lexington; three sisters, Frances Azbill of Lexington, Ruth Holmes of Bethel Springs and Nell Garvey of Bruceton; a brother, Robert Kennedy of Darden, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress July 4, 2001

NANCY JANE (AUSTIN) KENNEDY - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Kennedy, 96, were held at Scotts Hill Methodist Church on Saturday at 11:00. Rev. W.A. Moody of Parsons officiated. Burial was in Scotts Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wylie Funeral Home. Mrs. Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis after a two-week illness. She lived in Scotts Hill before moving to Memphis in 1945. Her husband was the late W.J. Kennedy. She was a Methodist. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. H.C. Hawkins, Mrs. H.C. Wexler, and Mrs. C.D. Creasy of Memphis and Mrs. E.E. Goff of Jackson; one son, Charles E. Kennedy of Memphis; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney

NINA (MIDDLETON) KENNEDY - Services for Mrs. Nina Middleton Kennedy will be Wednesday Dec 24, 1997 at 2 p.m. at Pafford Scotts Hill Chapel with burial in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Kennedy, who was 88, died Monday, December 22nd at Decatur County General Hospital. She was a retired nutrition supervisor of Scotts Hill Senior Citizens Center. She was the widow of Bob Taylor Kennedy. She leaves a son Grady of Ethelsville, AL; a sister, Margaret Monroe of Linden; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney from the Lexington Progress Dec. 24, 1997

ORVILLE D. KENNEDY - Services for Orville D. Kennedy were Friday at Shackelford Funeral Home with burial in Memphis Memorial Park. Mr. Kennedy who was 72, died Nov. 17 (1987) at McNairy County Hosp. after an extended illness. He was a former Memphian and retired MLGW employee. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Arvie A. Kennedy of Reagan, a son, Gerald Lee Kennedy of Universal City TX, a brother Oren L. Kennedy of Memphis; a half sister, Mrs. Vadia Leggett; a half brother, Marshall Kennedy of Brownsville and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 25 Nov 1987

ROBERT TAYLOR KENNEDY - Services for Bob Taylor Kennedy were held Monday at Scotts Hill United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Boyd Funeral Home of Decaturville had charge. Mr. Kennedy, who was 78, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nina Kennedy of Scotts Hill; a son, Grady of Columbus MS; three brothers, Leo of Decaturville, Nolan of Parsons and Thomas of Lyons IN; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney - Lexington Progress 2/20/1985

SANFORD ELVIS KENNEDY SR. , aged 84, of Bradford died Tuesday. He was a former owner of a laundry business and a retired farm. He was a Presbyterian. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Kennedy; a son, James Kennedy of Germany; a stepson, Billy Ray Polston of Jonesboro; a brother, Alford Kennedy of Henderson, TN, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church at Bradford. Burial will be at Coffeyville Cemetery (Jackson Co AR) by Dillinger and Son Funeral Home of Newport.
Contributed by Lloyd Hunt

TINA (GRIMSLEY) KENNEDY - Services for Mrs. Tina Grimsley Kennedy were Monday, May 23, at Boyd-Scotts Hill Funeral Home with the Revs. Neal Hinson and Travis Grimsley officiating. Burial was in Scotts Hill Pentecostal cemetery. Mrs. Kenned, who was 85, died Saturday, May 21, 1994 at Briarwood Manor. She was a housewife and a Methodist. She was the widow of Pafford J. Kennedy. She leaves a daughter, Linda Lavella Kennedy Laster of Scotts Hill; a brother, Will Grimsley of Blytheville AR; a sister Mrs. Cora grimsley Hughes of Corinth MS, six grandchildren a a great-great grandchild.
Contributed by Kathy Gautney from the Lexington Progress May 25, 1994

WILLIAM G. KENNEDY - Military services for William G. Kennedy were Tuesday at Thomas-Scotts Hill Funeral Home with Burial in Doe Creek Cemetery. Mr. Kennedy who was 88, died Sunday morning at Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro after a long illness. He was born in Decatur County. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of WW1
Lexington Progress

C.W. KESNER - Funeral services for Bro. C.W. Kesner age 76, will be today April 26, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Harold Champion and Br. Ronnie Hayes officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Br. Kesner died early Sunday (April 23, 2006) at his home after a long illness with Huntingdons Disease. He was saved at the age of nine in Palestine Ar. He surrendered to the gospel ministry in 1951, was ordained and served with the deaf and deaf blind for over 50 years. He and his wife have resided in Henderson County since 1979. Both are members of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Martha N. Brewer; two daughters, Vicki Berhiet and Kimberly Farmer, one son Michael A. Key; three grandsons, two grandaughters and one great-grandsons. He was preceded by his parents William & Connie Kesner and a brother Earl B. Kesner.
Lexington Progress April 26, 2006

BRYAN MICHAEL KING - Services for Bryan Michael King were Thursday September 25, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Bryan, who was 13, was dead on arrival at Lexington Methodist Hospital from injuries received in a three wheeler accident. He was a student at Beaver School. He leaves his parents, Cindy Wood King and Donny King of Lexington; a sister, Misty King of Lexington; grandparents, James and Brenda Wood and James and Inez King, all of Lexington and a great-grandmother, Mrs. O. D. Kelley of Lexington. The Lexington Progress, October 1, 1997

HELEN INEZ (KELLEY) KING - age 77, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Nashville. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, James King of Lexington; 1 son, Donald King (Candy) of Lexington; 1 daughter, Brenda O’Neill (Shane) of Lexington; 2 sisters, Martha Sue Smith (Edward) of Springville and Carol Burroughs of Lexington; 2 grandchildren, Misty Keen and Tabitha Hopper; and 3 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and O.D. Hatchett Kelley; 1 sister, Betty Jean Weaver; 1 brother, William Kelley Jr., and 1 grandchild, Bryan Michael King. Funeral services will be on Sunday, February 23 at 2PM at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 2/26/2014

OPAL ALBERTA (POWERS) KING - Funeral services for Opal Alberta Powers King of Madison were Feb. 23, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment followed at Judson Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Middleburg Community in Henderson County. Mrs. King, age 77, died Feb. 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Neil Partrick. She is survived by her husband, John E. King; one daughter, Sharon D. King; brother, John S> Powers of Scotts Hill; sisters, Jewel Faye Powers of Parsons and Shirley Greenwell of McMcEven.
Lexington Progress 25 Feb. 2009

DORIS ELLEN (MOSS) KING - age 75, passed away on Aug. 21, 2014 in Jackson. She is survived by a son, Randy Small of Lexington; 3 brothers, Luke Moss of IL, Larry of MO and Jerry of IL - a sister Marilyn Whitaker of MO and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents James and Ethel Moss; a sister Marge Schussler and her late husband of 46 years, Willard Small. Services were Aug. 23 at Reeds Chapel - burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

ESTELLA MAY (LUNSFORD) KIRBY - A large crowd attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. Estus Kerby at Poplar Corner, Sunday.
(The Lexington Progress, Rock Springs Items: March 5, 1943)

OPAL LEE (ESSARY) KIRK Services for Mrs. Opal Lee Kirk, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday September 4, 2005 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Spain Cemetery. Mrs. Kirk died Saturday, September 3, 2005 at Jackson General. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company. Services include three daughters, Martha (Charles) Blankenship of Cedar Grove TN, patsy Massey of Jackson and Judy (Larry) Robinson of Lavinia TN; one brother, Fielder Fortner of Cedar Grove; 8 grandchildren; Bobby (Anna) Blankenship, Sandra (Billy Joe) Childress, Randall (Jamie) Blankenship, Keith Kee, Richard (Kim) Kee, Sharon (Tim) Wadley, Kristy Hays and Greg (KK) Robinson, also 24 great granchildren and 7 Great-great Grandchildren.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church




WYLIE HUBERT KIRK - Services for Wylie Hubert Kirk were Monday at Reeds Chapel with the Revs. Field Mitchell and J. Hugh McCorkle officiating. Burial was in Spain Cemetery. Mr. Kirk, 73, died Saturday at Jackson General. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Opal Essary Kirk of Cedar Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Blankenship, Mrs. Judy Robertson, both of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Patsy Massey of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Murphy of Jackson and Mrs. Myrtle Griggs of Florida; two brothers, Jessie Kirk of Atwood and Eugene of Arkansas; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church





JOSEPHINE (ELLIOTT) KISER , daughter of Robert and Mary Kizer, aws born in Henderson County, March 1, 1849 and passed to the Great Beyond at 3:30 December 10, 1914 in Lexington in the home of her niece Mrs. J.W. Knowles. Miss Kizer had been a sufferer for many years which had been spent in the not altogether futile attempt to slow the progress of trouble of cancerous nature. By having some means of her own and by living in the family of a devoted niece where she was the recipient of every attention, Miss Kizer's life was doubtless prolonged for several years. At the tender of age of nine years, Miss Kizer professed religion and joined the Baptist Church and in that community the remainder of her life was spent. Miss Josie was the last immediate member of the family of Robert Kizer who was proprietor of the Kizer House, on the present site of the J.W. Knowles home on Purdy Street. The family was then composed by Robert Kizer and wife, their daughters, Susie, Catherine and Josie and with that family, The Progress, editor and wife and eldest son Charlie lived the first months after coming to Lexington in March 1884. Since those pleasant and early days, we have always felt an attachment for the Kizer family. Miss Josie Kizer is survived by her nephews Bob and Will Lee and their sister, Mrs. Mollie Lee Knowles, with whom Miss Kizer spent the last eight years of her life. Rev. Fleetwood Ball preached her funeral service and she was buried at Lexington Cemetery beside her parents and three sisters.
Lexington Progress 18 December 1914

ARLIE BEE KIZER - Funeral services for Mrs. Arlie Bee Kizer, age 89, were Tuesday June 30, 2008 at the Wildersville Baptist Church with Bro. Rodney Hardin and bro. Howell Gossett officiating. Burial followed at Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Kizer, the widow of Jake Kizer died June 1, 2008 in Jackson. She was a member of the Wildersville Baptist Church and a long time newspaper columnist for the Lexington progress reportingthe Wildersville news. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Owens of Wildersville; her son Jack Kizer (Sherry) of Lexington and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress June 4, 2008

AUDREY (BARTHOLOMEW) KIZER - Services for Mrs. Kizer, age 87, were Sep. 11, 2014 at Pafford Funeral Home. Interment followed in Kizer Cemetery She passed away Monday inJackson. She was born Aug. 15, 1927 in Henderson Co. to Howard and Elene (Pratt) Barthlomew. She was a retired employee of Briarwood Nursing Home. She was preceded by her husband Paley Kizer. Survivors includer her two sons, James and Rusty, her daughter Vickie Smith, her brother WIlliam Bartholomew and five grandsons.
Lexington Progress 10 Sep. 2014

FAY KIZER , age 93, of Wildersviile, passed from this life at 9AM on Monday January 14, 2012 in Lexington. He was born to Jessie and Vera Kizer in Wildersville on August 11,1919. He was a retired farmer, mail carrier, and cotton gin operator. He is survived by a son Richard Walker and a daughter Mary Walker Blackwell of Wildersville; a niece, Helen Enderland; a nephew Johnny Fay Belew of Memphis; a son-in-law Terry Marbury of Wildersville, a grandaughter Alaina Doyle and great grandchildren, Abigail and Zach Davis of Cincinnati OH. He was preceded by his wife, Lou Ellen Kizer; children Brent Walker and Gale Walker Marbury; and a sister Lorene Belew. Services will be Jan. 17 at Reeds Chapel with birial in Jones Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 18 Jan 2013

JEWEL (MAYO) KIZER - Services for Mrs. Jewel Mayo Kizer were Saturday at the Independence Church of Christ with Malcolm Ingram officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Kizer, 66, died Thursday at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. She was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, J. E. Kizer; two daughters, Mrs. Elnora Cagle of Memphis and Mrs. Maxine Anderson of Lexington; a brother, Robert Mayo of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Scott of Jackson and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 2, 1971

JEWEL (MAE) KIZER - age 90, of Memphis died July 7, 2015. She was retired from the Advertising Checking Bureau and attended Central Church. She was preceded by her husband, John W. Kizer, two brothers, Emmett Wood and Hobie Wood; and two sisters, Marie Armstrong and Lois Wood. Mrs. Kizer is survived by two sisters, Sue Casey and Judy Mealer; two brothers, Jimmie Wood and J.C. Wood; one nephew Charles Wood; one son Kerry Kizer as well as three grandchildren. Services were at Reeds Chapel with burial in Kizer Family Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 1 Jul 2015

JOSIE MAE KIZER - Services for Mrs. Josie Mae Kizer, age 84, of Wildersville TN are scheduled for 2 pm Wednesday, July 21, 2010 in the chapel ofPafford Funeral Home, with Bro. Rowland Park and Bro. John D. Small officiating with burial in the Kizer Cemetery. Mrs. Kizer died Monday July 19, 2010 in Lexington TN. She was born October 1, 1925 in Henderson Co to the late Jacob E. and Ruthie (Bolen)Kizer. She was a homemaker and member of Wildersville Church of Christ, Mrs. Kizer was preceded by her husband Ray E. Kizer, son David Wilson Kizer and grandson Jon Edward Medlin. Survivors include two sons Kenneth Kizer (Charlotte) Bruce Kizer (Beth) both of Wildersville TN and one special son, Jimmy Duncan of Still Water MN; three daughters, Barbara Medlin and Nina Prince both of Wildersville and Dana Shands (Tim) of Marietta GA; one brother Robert Kizer (Addie ) of Lexington and one sister Ruth McDaniel of Lexington and six grandchildren.
Lexington Porogress 21Jul 2010

CHARLOTTE ANN (BUCK) KNOWLES - Funeral services for Charlotte Ann Buck Knowles were Fri. Oct. 12 at Reeds Chapel with burial in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Knowles was born April 11, 1944 in Lexington and died Wednesday Oct. 9,2007 in Memphis. She was a human resources professional, recently retired from the Human Resources Dept. at University of Memphis where she worked for more than 15 years. She graduated from MTSU and also did graduate work at University of Oklahoma. Charlotte, a loving and beautiful wife, daughter, and mother is survived by her husband Hal, her mother Mabel Moore Buck. Her father was the late Edward Lee Buck. She is also survived by her son Brad (Kristen Geyer) Knowles, nieces and nephews Tony and Christy Wilson and Roger and Laura Wilson and families, aunt Betsy Kizer and family, and uncle Ralph Moore and family.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor from the Lexington Progress October 17, 2007

JAMES WILSON KNOWLES , son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David W. Knowles, was born in Henderson County December 28, 1865, died August 7, 1930 in the home of his son, Robert in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Knowles was married to Miss Mollie, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Watt Lee and of the six children born to the union , four survive; Mertie (Mrs. C.C. Lewis) of Alamo; Alice (Mrs. Charles S. Swift), Robert and Thompsie all of Kansas City. Beside his wife and the children named he is survived by one brother, H.L. "Dock" Knowles of Jackson. The remains reached Lexington last Sunday at 4:57 p.m. and were carried to the First Baptist Church, where the service was conducted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball on request of the surviving wife and children, but Mr. Knowles was not a member of the church. He was buried in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress August 15, 1930

AVA KOLWYCK - Services for Mrs. Ava Kolwyck, 71, widow of the late C. C. Kolwyck, were conducted last Tuesday from Darden Baptist Church by the Rev. George Kolwyck and the Rev. Woodward Bartholomew. Mrs. Kolwyck died the preceding Sunday at the home of her son, Henry Kolwyck in Chattanooga. She had been ill for three years and confined to her bed for the past nine month. Mrs. Kolwyck was a member of the Darden Baptist Church. She was reared in the Mt. Araratt community. It was her wish that her funeral be preachd by the Rev. Kolwyck. Mrs. Kolwyck is survived by two sons, Clarence and Henry of Chattanooga; a brother Arthur B. Maxwell, Memphis. Pallbearers were Loyd, Ara, Velton and James Kolwyck; Harlie Hawks, Elvin Maxwell, Guy Maxwell and Theron Moore. Parsons Mortuary had charge of arrangements with National Funeral Home of Chattanooga in charge there. Burial was in Darden Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress 2/9/1951)

ENID BERNICE (EVANS) KOLWYCK - Services for Mrs. Enid Bernice Evans Kolwyck were Thursday, June 11 at Casey Funeral Home. Burial was in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Kolwyck, who was 77, died Tuesday, June 9, at Jackson General Hospital. She was a homemaker. She leaves her husband, Erby Lee Kolwyck of Henderson; a daughter, Marilyn Murphy of Henderson; a brother, Lewis Evans of Nashville; a sister, Brooxie Reeves of Lexington, and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 17, 1998

ERBY LEE KOLWYCK - Erby Lee Kolwyck, age 80, retired farmer and owner and operator of The Red Barn Bar-B-Que, died Sunday night, April 15, 2001 at the Jackson General Hospital of heart failure. Mr. Kolwyck was born and reared in Henderson County near Darden, the son of the late Jack and Bezzie Davis Kolwyck. He attended schools in Henderson County and in 1940 was married to Enid Evans. They moved to Chester County in 1942 and owned and operated Kolwyck's Grocery and later the Red Barn Bar-B-Que near Jacks Creek. He was well known in the livestock trading business and for his political interest, and was an avid bird dog trainer and owned and trained Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses. He was a renown cook of famous Jacks Creek Bar-B-Que having owned and operated his own business The Red Barn Bar-B-Que. He retired in 1982 but had continued his interest in helping others in the Bar-B-Q business. He was a faithful follower of Chester County sports, having followed his daughter in basketball and later following both of his grandchildren in their sporting interest. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife, Enid Kolwyck, in 1998 and also a brother, Ohlon Kolwyck. He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn Murphy and husband Doyle of Henderson and two grandchildren Amy and Wes Murphy, both of Henderson. Funeral services will be 3:30 pm today from the Chapel of Casey Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Kolwyck, Rev. Jimmy Dyer and Rev. Carl Teel officiating and burial will follow in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Henderson County.
The Jackson Sun, April 18, 2001

GEORGE W. KOLWYCK - Funeral services for the Rev. George W. Kolwyck, 70, were conducted at the First Baptist Church at 2 Monday afternoon with the following ministers in charge: Elmo Blakney, Edwin E. Deusner, Arvin Rhodes, Earl Owens, Grady Woods, and Onnie Blankenship. Burial was in Lexington Cem. with the Masonic fraternity in charge of the service. The Rev. mr. Kolwyck died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday morning at Bemis where he had gone to conduct a worship service at North Bemis Baptist Church. A.G. Hayes, who accompanied him said that Mr. Kolwyck appeared to be in good spirits and did not complain of feeling ill. He was on his knees giving a prayer when the members of the congregation heard a choking sound and looking up saw him slump to the floor. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Rev. Kolwyck had lived near Darden most of his life but moved to Lexington about two years ago. He had been an ordained Baptist minister for 42 years and a member of Corinth Baptist Church for 60 years. He was also a member of Cheap Valley Lodge, F. & A.M. Surviving are his wife, one son; James of Lexington, two brothers Jack and William Henry of Darden and one sister, Mrs. Magaret Jones of Lexington. One granddaughter Rubye Ann Kolwyck of Lexington also survives.

GEORGIA MAXINE KOLWYCK - Services for Mrs. Georgia Maxine Kolwyck were Saturday, October 16, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Kolwyck, who was 81, died Friday, October 15, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home. She was a retired Pin Oak school cafeteria worker. She was the widow of Velton Kolwyck. She leaves a daughter, Rebecca Hendrix of Darden, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 20, 1999

HENRY KOLWYCK - Services for Henry Kolwyck, age 76, were held May 8, 2014 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Marty Comer officiating. Interment followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Kolwyck passed away late Monday in Jackson. He wasw born Oct. 11, 1937 in Humboldt to the late Alvis and Sadie Lou Thompson Kolwyck. He was preceded by his wife, Carolyn and four brothers, Robert, William, Wallace and Ronald Wayne Kolwyck. Survivors include his son, Johnny S. Sipes; his daughter, Lisa Tutor; four brothers Neal, Charles, J.T. and Glen Kolwyck and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 May 2014

J.W. KOLWYCK - Services for J.W. Kolwyck, 81, were conducted Friday afternoon from Corinth Baptist Church by Rev. Arvin Rhodes of Judston. Mr. Kolwyck died Thursday morning at his home near Corinth Church. He had been ill for three weeks. He was a member of the Darden Baptist Church and lived nearby all his life in Henderson County. He leaves his wife, Mary Woods Kolwyck; four sons and one daughter. Voyd, Arra, Velton, all of Darden and Jesse of Little Rock and Lorene Woods of Darden. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery with Wright-Timberlake Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 16 Nov 1951

JAMES VELTON KOLWYCK - Services for James Belton Kolwyck were Tuesday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. John D. Small, Harold Hopper and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Kolwyck, who was 73, died Monday afternoon at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired carpenter and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maxine Newsom Kolwyck of Darden; a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Hendrix of Darden; a sister, Mrs. Lorene Woods of Lexington; and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 26, 1984

JESSIE (GRAVES) KOLWYCK - Services for Mrs. Jessie Graves Kolwyck were Sunday, Nov. 9 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Kolwyck, who was 86, died Friday, Nov. 7 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker and the widow of Arra Kolwyck. She leaves two brothers, W. Ray Graves of Lexington and Mack L. Graves of St. Petersburg, FL; two sisters, Bonnie Mae Scott of Lexington and Minnie Wilkins of Parsons.
The Lexington Progress, November 12, 1997

MAYBELL (WOODS) KOLWYCK - Services for Mrs. Maybell Woods Kolwyck were May 8 at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Owens and Don Franks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Kolwyck, who was 68, died May 6 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a housewife and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Ohlen Kolwyck of Beech Bluff; three sons, Glenn Kolwyck, Danny Kolwyck and Randall Kolwyck, all of Beech Bluff; a daughter, Mrs. Shelia Beecham of Lexington; three brothers, Alford Woods, Alvis Woods, and Bill Woods, all of Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Robbie Campbell, Mrs. Opal Jowers, Mrs. Raymell Jowers and Mrs. Alpha Lewis, all of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 18, 1988

OHLON JACKSON KOLWYCK - Services for O. J. Kolwyck were Friday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Kolwyck, who was 72, died Wednesday at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired employee of Jackson Co-Op and a Baptist. He was the widower of Maybell Woods Kolwyck. He leaves a daughter, Ms. Sheila Beecham of Lexington; three sons, Glenn Kolwyck of Beech Bluff, Danny Kolwyck of Greenwood, Mo., and Randal Kolwyck of Huron; a brother, Erby Kolwyck of Jacks Creek, 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 22, 1991

JASON CHRISTOPHER KOPP - Graveside services for Jason Christopher Kopp were Tuesday, December 12, (2000) at Lexington Cemetery. Pafford Funeral home was in charge. Mr. Kopp, who was 18, died Saturday, December 9, (2000) at Decatur County General Hospital of injuries from an auto accident. He was in the Navy. He leaves his father, Tyrone Kopp of Fresno, CA,; his mother, Janie Kopp of Lexington, grandmother E. Juanita Beddes of Lexington and great grandmother, Lubie French of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 13, 2000

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