OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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FLOSSIE BUCK LACEY , 71, widow of Jesse Lacey, died yesterday at Henderson County Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Scotts Hill Baptist Church with burial in Methodist Cemetery. Scotts Hill Funeral Home was in charge. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Hazel Edgin of Scotts Hill; a son, Earl Buck of Scotts Hill; three stepsons, J.B. and William Lacey, both of Decaturville and Calvin Lacey of Memphis; her stepmother, Mrs. Pearl Smith of Argyle GA; a sister, Mrs. Lena Swift of Scotts Hill and two brothers, Ray Powers of Scotts Hill and Charlie Powers of Parsons.
Lexington Progress 10/10/1969

VIVIAN IRENE LAGESSE , 85, of Lexington ATN was called home by our Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 13, 2014, after a sudden illness. Always kind and compassionate, she retired after serving others as a Registered Nurse with a career that spanned over 40 years. In her retirement she became an avid painter, winning several blue ribbons at the Henderson County Fair for her works. She was preceded by her husband of 50 years, Beernard LaGesse; two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two sisters, one brother and her six children; Deborah LaGesse, Janet Spencer, Jim LaGesse, Denise LaGesse, Christine Wood and Tom LaGesse and eight grandchildren. Services were held at St. Andrews Catholic with interment at Henderson County Memorial Gardens in Lexington. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lexington Progress 19 Nov 2014

WILLIAM LAMAR LAMB - Funeral services for Wm. Lamar Lamb will be Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 3 pm at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial in Union Cemetery. Mr.Lamb age 71, died Sept. 19, 2011 in Decatur County. He is survived by two sons, Lewis of Maryland and Billy Lamb of Georgia; six daughters, Yvette Dillard, Annie Fae Lamb, Brenda Lamb of Maryland, Glenda Corrick of Maryland, Dorinda Lamb of Florida, and Anna Fae Lamb; one sister Dot Coley and numerous grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Ruby and Annie Mae Lamb and a son Randy Lamb.
Lexington Progress Sep. 21, 2011

J. L. LANCASTER - Services for J.L. Lancaster were May 9, 2009 at Parsons First United Methodist. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Lancaster, age 85, died May 7, 2009 at Decatur County Hsp. He was preceded by his wife Earline Thompson Lancaster; one brother, Bennie D. Lancaster; two sisters, Irene Reed and Ruth Tyler. Survivors include a son, Dwight Lancaster, Parsons; two brothers, Ralph Lancaster and Ted Lancaster both of Scotts Hill; three sisters, Geneva Montgomery, Decaturville, Dorothy Reed, Scotts Hill, and Ann Kolaski, Bath Springs.
Lexington Progress 13 May 2009

JULIA (GRAPHER) LANCASTER , 80, died at her home on Church Street Thursday morning at 11. Services are scheduled for Friday at 2 from the Methodist Church with Rev. O.C. Wrather and G. Tillman Stewart conducing. Mrs. Lancaster was the widow of the late Judge T.A. Lancaster who died in 1926. She leaves a son, Winfred of Nashville and several neices and nephews. Burial in Lexington Cem.
Lexington Progress 3/28/1952

MARTHA TENNESSEE (WILLS) LANCASTER was born December 22, 1847 and died December 21, 1917. She was married to B.M. Lancaster, December 2, 1865. To this union were born seven children, four surviving, namely: Mrs. J.F. Kent, Jr. and R.L., W.E. and J.W. Lancasater. Services were conducted at the M.E. Church, South, in Sardis, by Rev. J.A. Wombley with burial in the Gardner graveyard.
The Lexington Progress March 1, 1918

PRISCELLA (WHITE) LANCASTER , 76, wife of Judge W. H. Lancaster, died on December 14, 1943, at her home on North Main Street, following an illness of several years. Mrs. Lancaster was born and reared in Scotts Hill and was the daughter of the late Richard and Eliza White. On Christmas Day, 1888, she was married to Mr. Lancaster, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Jesse, Winifred and Witt of Lexington; and Tom of Bruceton; and two daughters, Mrs. W.L. Finch of Lexington and Mrs. Willie Drake of Jackson and Chicago. Rev. J.W. Fowler of the First Methodist Church and Rev. J.T. Buck of the local Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral services in the home followed by interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress December 17, 1943

WITT LANCASTER , Services for Charles Witt Lancaster, 42, were conducted Dec. 23, 1951 from Pafford Funeral Home by Bro. Joe C. Van Dyke. Mr. Lancaster died early Dec. 22, 1951 at his home on Church Street following a stroke. He was he son of the late Judge W.H. Lancaster. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Doris, both of Lexington; three brothers, Jessie of Lexingto, Tom of Bruceton and Winfred of Nashville; two sisters, Mrs. Achillllles Finch of Lexington and Mrs. Willie Fossett of Chicago. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 1/4/1952

ELIZABETH LASSITER - age 73 years, has died at the home of her son, Hon. Newton H. Lassiter, Ft. Worth Texas from old age. A telephone message to her brother, E.F. Boswell brought the news here. She was the wife of the late Dr. Henry Lassiter and is survived by two sons, Newton H and Robert L. She was a good woman and a consistent member of the Baptist Church.

ANDREW JACKSON LASTER - In Memoriam: At home in Henderson County, Bro. A.J. Laster departed form this life on July 2 1898. His remains were laid to rest on the 3rd at Kee Cemetery, Elders J.E.W. Jenkins and Reed conducting the services. He was 64 years old and left a wife and family and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Through his sickness he suffered no little, but seemed to be willing to go if it was his Master's will. Although it pleased God to take from our midst Bro. Laster to meet his loved ones who have been waiting for him there and watch for those loved ones whom he has left here to mourn for him. We have lost one who cannot be forgotten. He was always willing to help in time of need. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Johnson Cross Roads. The church has lost a faithful member. I would say mourn not, as those who have no hope in Christ, for Brother Laster has gone to be with Christ in the promised land, that land that was promised to him and all that will follow Christ. And I would say to each of the loved ones to look to Christ in this, their time of need, who alone can help them. So dear ones, live here in this life so that when you are called to lay down this sinful body that we may all gather around the throne of God, where there will be no more parting and to be with Christ forever more. "The river is crossed in safety, The beautiful gates stands ajar, The angels accpeted his passport, although he came afar. So he has joined in the heavenly chorus, chanting hymns which never grow old, And he walks the bright streets of the city which are paved with the pures of gold."
Source: Jerry McDaniel "The Watchers"

DON LASTER - Funeral services for Mr. Don Laster, 70, are scheduled for 2 p.m. April 30, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Rev. Billy Allegood officiating. Burial follows in Scotts Hill Methodist Cem. Mr. laster died Sunday in Parsons. He was born January 11, 1938 in Henderson County. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and formerly served on the Henderson County Election Commission. Mr. Laster was preceded in death by his father Mr. William Coy Laster. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mrs. betty Brasher Laster of Scotts Hill, his son Eddie Laster of Jackson; his daughter, Donna Stiles of Orlando FL, his mother Mrs. Ruby Laster of Parsons, his brother, Dan (Brenda) of Scotts Hill and three grandchildren, Ron Stiles, Sarah and Katie Laster.
Lexington Progress April 30, 2008

LOTTIE LASTER - - Funeral services for Lottie Laster will be today, Wednesday, February 1, 2006, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 33 Lewis Street. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Ms. Laster, age95, died Thursday, January 26, 2006.
The Lexington Progress, 2-1-2006 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

RUBY (WHITE) LASTER - Services for Ruby Laster, were Saturday January 23, 2010 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed at Scotts Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Lasater age 94, was preceded by her husband, Coy Laster; a son, Don Laster; her parents Feak and Bertie WHite and two great-grandsons, Ronnie Stiles and Jonathan Laster. She is survived by her son, Dan Laster and four grandchildren; one brother James Roy White and a sister WIllie Phillips.
Lexington Progress 27 Jan 2010

HATTIE P. LAWS - Services for Mrs. Hattie P. Laws were Monday at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Julian Maxedon officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mrs. Laws, 77, died Saturday at Lexington Hospital. She was a Cumberland Presbyterian, and was the widow of Henry Laws, who died in 1964. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Frances Hemby of Lexington and two granddaughters.
The Lexington Progress, June 12, 1969

RUBY LAWS - Services for Mrs. Ruby Laws were Wednesday at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Doyle Fagan officiating. Burial was in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Laws, 69, died Monday. She was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and a member of the Wildersville Baptist Church. She leaves her husband J. Sam Laws and a sister Mrs. Ruth Walker of Wildersville.
,font size=2> Lexington Progress 3 Nov 1966

JOE V. LEDBETTER , age 78, died August 4, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was born April 15, 1932 in Lexington, TN and moved to Memphis, where he worked for many years before retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers in 1998. He was an avid gardener, loved music, had many skills, and was able to fix almost anything. He was a member of Mullins United Methodist Church, where he served faithfully until recent health problems. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Tullis Ledbetter; a brother, Vincent Ledbetter and nephews, Barry Ledbetter, Byron Ledbetter and Bryce Ledbetter of Memphis; a sister, Evelyn Jackson and nephew, Garth Jackson of Lexington, TN. He was preceded in death by a son, Joel Ledbetter. He is survived by a son, Garry Ledbetter of Decatur, AL; daughter, Barbara Pratt of Lexington, TN; daughter, Becky Ledbetter of Parson, TN and several grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, August 6th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1 p.m., at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 7th at 10 a.m., at Rock Hill Cemetery in Lexington, TN.
Lexington Progress

D.W. LEDSINGER - Rev. D.A. Bishop of Lexington conducted the funeral services for D.W. Ledsinger at the Baptist Church in Wildersville. He died Thursday morning following a stroke. Daniel Webster Ledsinger was born August 30, 1863 and at the time of his death was nearly his eigthieth year. About 56 years ago he was married to Miss Leona Pendergrass and to this union were born five children, all surviving; Mrs. T.S. (Ethel) Pinkley, Milan; Crawford Ledsinger, Cedar Grove; Mrs. Susie Rush, Wildersville; Mrs. W.L. (Carrie) Carnal, Wildersville, and Mrs. Chester (Johnnie) Myracle, Lexington. Mr. Ledsinger never united with any church but was a believer in the tenets of the Methodist faith. He was a Republican and a firm one too. Burial was made in the Cross Roads Cemetery.
Lexington Progress

GRACE LEGGETT , age 90, of Lexington died April 10, 2011 in Lexington. Services were April 12, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Union Cemetery. She is survived by a son Billy Ray Bromley of Lexington; two grandchildren, Shea Bromley and Kevin Bromley. She was preceded by a grandson Kenneth Ray Bromley, husbands W.T. Bromley and B.C> Leggett and siblings Orbie, Roby and Lathel Duke and Lora Gilbert.
Contributed by Lexington Progress

WILLIE VIRGINIA LEMMINGS , age 85 of Lexington died Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Lexington. She was a retired factory worker. She is survived by a daughter, Jamie (Edd) Burke of Lexington; 2 sons, Junior (Gay) Lemmings of Jackson, Jerry (Anita) Lemmings of Leington; a step-daughter, Wanda Barnes of Memphis; a step-son, Eddie Lemmings of Dyer; 6 grandchildren, Jonce (Amanda), Drew Courtney and Phillip (Amy) Lemmings, Michael (Melinda) Burke, Cody (Billie) Burke; 5 great grandchildren, Maddie, Daisy, Lakin and Dayton Lemmings and Meleah Burke. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 10th at 1 p.m., at Reeds Chapel, with burial to follow in the Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 11 Jan 2012

SARAH ANN (COOK) PIERCE LEMOND - Services for Mrs. Sarah Ann Pierce, 74, were conducted Sunday afternoon from Mt. Gilead by the Rev. Elmo Blakney. Mrs. Pierce died Saturday (29 March 1952) at her home in the Mt. Gilead community after a lengthy illness. She ws the widow of the late S. L. Pierce, who died three years ago. She leaves two brothers, Ed and Fred Cook of Jackson; and two sisers, Mrs. Alice McCoy and Mrs. Mae Cook, both of the Mt. Gilead community. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery with Lexington Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 4 April 1952

ROBERT EARL LEMONDS - Graveside services for Robert Lemonds were at Jones Cemetery, Wildersville TN on Saturday March 12, 2011 with Bro. John D.SMall officiating. Mr. Lemonds, age 76, of Wildersville TN passed away March 11, 2011 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Robert was the son of Newman and Pauline (Reed) Lemonds. He was a veteran of the US Army and National Guard. He was retired from Milan arsenal and was a school bus driver. Robert is survived by his wife Jewel, a daughter Cheri Hollingsworth of Huntingdon, a son Brent Lemonds of Franklin, two sisters Sue Webb of McKenzie; Thelma Brunson of Nashville; two brothers John Lemonds of McKenzie, Richard Lemonds of McKenzie and 7 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 16 March 2011

MARVIN ODELL LEMONS - services for Mr. Marvin Odell Lemons, age 78, were Monday Nov. 30, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Donald Bain and Bro. Brad Patterson officiating. Burial followed in Crowell Chapel cemetery. Mr. Lemons died Friday in Parsons. He was born November 10, 1931 in Decatur County. He was a retired employee of General Motors in Flint MI, a US Army Veteran, a member of Scotts Hill Baptist Church, the Ruritan Club and the American Legion. Mr. Lemons was very active in his church and his community. He was preceded by his mother Mrs. Monnie White Lemons; a broher Max Lemonds; a sister Inez Millner and his first wife Billie Lemons. Survivors include his current wife, June Lemons. Survivors include his sisters, Marie Blackstock of Decaturville and Debbie Greer of Staton CA.
Lexington Progress 2009

SARAH ETHEL D. LESLIE - - Services for Mrs. Sarah Ethel Leslie were Saturday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Burkett officiating. Burial was in Rock Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Leslie, 79, died Thursday night at Lexington Hospital. She was the widow of George Leslie and was a Methodist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Lindsey of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Floy Pearson and Mrs. Johnnie Wilson of Wildersville; a grandson and a great-grandson.
The Lexington Progress, February 20, 1969

KENNETH RAY LIPSCOMB - A memorial service will be held on Sunday November 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist CHurch in Lexington. Mr. Lipscomb, 63, died Friday 24 October 2008 at his home in Memphis. His parents, Aubrey and Flora Lipscomb and a wife, Billie Lipscomb preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Linda, two brothers, James Irby of Memphis and Bobby; Two sisters Maxine Kimmey and Pauline Stanfill all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 29 Oct 2008

JAMES LOCKHART - Services for James Lockhart, age 79, were June 4, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. He died early Thursday at his home. He was a retired truck driver for the Henderson County Highway Dept. He was preceded by one grandchild. Survivors include his wife Hazel of Lexington; four daughters, Lella Gordon, Reba Young, Gail Davis and Debra Magers; one sister Eva Brewer of Paris and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9 Jun 2010

VIRGINIA LEE (STEWART) LOCKLEY i - 73, homemaker, of Memphis, formerly of Henderson, died of heart failure Friday at the American Transitional Healthcare in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Union Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Mrs. Lockley, the wife of Richard Lockley, also leaves three sons, Richard Kent Lockley, Randy Stewart Lockley and Kevin Noel Lockley, all of Memphis; a sister, Louise Smith of Henderson; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Commercial Appeal 18 Dec 1999

JENETTA LOFTIN i - Services for Jenetta Loftin Were Feb. 11, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial followingn the Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Loftin age 86, of Lexington died Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 in Jackson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters Pam (David) Moore of Nashville and Linda ROberts of Hurst TX; a brother Neal Stricklin of Troy IL; two sisters Farris Horn of Jackson and Geneva Lewisof Columbia; three sister-in-laws, Vera Stricklin, Dolly Harris and Betty Strickin and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb 2010

WILLIAM NASH LOFTY - Services for William Nash Lofty, 12, will be at 1 p.m. today at Poplar Corner United Pentecostal Church in Wildersville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. William, an elementary school student, died Friday of injuries received in a car accident in Kentucky. He is survived by his mother, Cara Bartholomew Lofty of Paducah, Ky.; his father, Bobby Lofty of Alabama; a sister, Nitosha Nicole Lofty of Paducah, Ky.; and his grandparents, Billy and Pat Bartholomew of Ledbetter, Ky., and Ruth Lofty of Lexington.
(The Jackson Sun, March 20, 2001)

DORA (WHITE) LOMAX , 84, of Lexington, formerly of Lawrenceburg died Feb. 16, 2012 at the Lexington Hospital. She was a native of Lawrenceburg TN, homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by one son, Larry Lomax of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Faye Betzler of Lexington, Judy Whitehead of Lawrenceburg; three grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Howard Lomax, one grandchild and her parents, Robert and Dora Belle White Sutton. Services were held at Pettus-Turnbo Chapel with Mike Lindsey officiating and then conveyed to Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 22 Feb 2012

PEGGY (RICKMAN) LOMAX - Services for Peggy Lomax, 71, were Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Andrew Stokes, Bro. Kenneth Massey, Bro. Marshall Gurley and Zolon Wilkins Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lomax died Sunday in Jackson 18 March 2009. She was born March 5, 1937 in Henderson County to William E. and Winnie Bell Tolley Rickman. She ws a retired Quality Inspector for Mark IV Automotive, a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Sweet Bud) and a 50 year member of Sunset Order of Easatern Star, chapter 154. She was preceded by five brother, Frank Sr., Evan, Hugh, Thompsie and Bobby Rickman. Survivors include two sons, Jinx Lomax of Camden and Randall Wade Lomax 9Donna) of Lexington, two daughters Vanessa Lashlee (Tim) of Cedar Grove and Lisa Gerhardt (Tim) of Wildersville; six sister, Edna Brown, Sue Anderson, LaRue Linsey, Claty McCay, Nancy Lipscomb and Patsy Pratt and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 25 Feb 2009

ERNEST LONG - Last Saturday night between 12 and 1 a.m. when Robert Winslow, farmer and ginner, living seven miles west of Lexington was coming from the Jackson fair in his car and had reached the Sand Ridge Crossing six miles from Lexington on Hwy 20 and as he was making the turn to the right into the road which leads to his home, his car was crashed into from the rear by a car driven by Ernest Long, aged 26, son of W.B. Long, merchant of Beacon, with the result that Long was dead before reaching Lexington and Amon Bowman, age 22, who was iwth him, seriously hurt in the back. The next car that came along was driven by Red Hinson, of Lexington, who helped pull the injured man from the wreck, and he was brought on to Lexington. Dr. J.F. Goff was called and at first glance the doctor saw that Long was dead with no visible break on his body, which brought the conclusion that his neck was broken. News of the accident had been sent to Beacon and before the body of Long was taken from the car, a truck load of people from Beacon and Parsons had reached here and Long was identified by his niece, a daughter of Will Long. The body was turned over to undertaker R.R. Pafford. In making the turn at Sand Ridge, Winslow must have veered to the left in order to make the short turn or acute angle, not knowing there was a car coming from the rear. From the impace the oncoming car must hav ebeen making terrific speed, and it was little short of miraculous that Winslow and wife, son and Miss Ruby Davenport, a lexington girl, who were with him, were not injured. A later report was to the effect that when the crash came, the Winslow's car had made the turn and as off the concrete and that the oncoming car was partly off the slab, striking the Winslow car at the frong right door.
Lexington Progress 20 September 1935

JACKSON D. LONG was born in Lexington April 15, 1874 and passed away in his home 2318 Lymar St. Flint MI Dec. 5, 1950 at age of 76 y 7 mo and 26 days. On April 23, 1892 he was married to Ada Hay daughter of Henry and Miranda Hay in Decaturville. To this union 12 children were born, one having died in infancy. Five others, Andy, Henry, Jodie, Irene and Ruby lived to be grown. Henry gave his life for our country in WW I. This couple moved to Senath MO in 1903 and in 1919 moved to Flint MI. Where Mr. Long worked at Buick 22 years. He was converted at age of 14 and was ordained to the ministry 41 years ago. While living in MO he was pastor of Holy Standfield and Holcomb Baptist Churches and filled pulpits in various Baptist churches in evangelistic meetings. He is remembered by many for his gospel messages as well as the gospel in songs which he so much enjoyed singing. He occassionally supplied for his home church in Flint. The Longs celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1942. It was a happy occasion. Mr. Long had been in ill health for 8 years and for some months was practically a shut in. Having been a victim of cancer, his suffering the last few weeks was intense. He had many friends and will be greatly missed and leaves to mourn his departure his wife Ada, 3 daughters, Mrs. Vesta Cokley, Mrs. Esther Doidge and Mrs. Dolly Alexander, 3 sons, Ernest, Ulis and Reeder Long. All of Fling. Eight grandchildren, a brother John Long of Lexington, a sister Mrs. Katie Miller of Cedar Grove and a lot of friends. Buried at Grace Lawn Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress December 22, 1950)

RICHARD THOMAS LONG - Services for Richard Long age 88, were March 12, 2012 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral HOme in Scotts Hill with Bro. Danny Adkisson officiating. Burial followed in Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Mr. Long died on March 10, 2012 at Jackson. He was preceded by a half brother Virgil Long. Survivors include his wife Bernice , two son Michael and Jeff Long, his daughter, Pamela of Scotts Hill, two sisters, Wilma Davis an dHelen Mitchell of Decaturville and 5 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 Mar 2012

TOMMY LONG - Graveside services for Tommy Long, age 39, were Thursday June 25, 2009 at Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Burial followed. Survivors include his parents Jim and Fern Long; two sons, Denny James Lon gand Thomas Franklin Long Jr.; his daughter Lisa Kristine Long; a sister, Jamie Lancasater; all of Scotts Hill, and his grandmother, Virginia Tvedt of Muscle Shoals AL.

WILLIAM B. LONG , aged 83 years, died last Friday night in the home of son, W. Jess Long, at Beacon, Decatur County, but his own was at old Middleburg, in the old 14th district of Henderson County. He had long suffered from heart trouble and on that account, as well as his extreme age, his death was not unexpected. Mr. Long married Mrs. Kipzie (Kiziah) Milam, who died a few years, ago. He left two children, Jesse and Ada, the latter being the widow of the late W. W. Rogers. Mr. Long was for many years a merchant at his home place, known as both Middleburg and Long Post Office and was always a farmer. He was entitled to be known as one of the best citizens of the county and enjoyed an unquestionable character for honesty, honorable dealing and all other traits of character which go to make up a good man in his home community, county and state. The funeral was held Saturday and Mr. Long was laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
Lexington Progress June 6, 1930

WILLIAM HERSCHEL LONG - Services for William Herschel Long, 57, were conducted from teh First Baptist Church in Parsons Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Wade Carver of Jamestown TN, the Rev. G.G. Foyner, the Rev. Partain and the Rev. Elco Douglas of Camden were in charge. Burial was in Union Cemetery near Chesterfield. Mr. Long died shortly after midnight Friday at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, where he had been carried following a heart attack Wednesday afternoon. He suffered his first attack while at his Lexington business and later Wednesday was carried to the hospital. Mr. Long was born near Middleburg and later moved to Beacon and Parsons. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, having united when 12 years of age. Mr. Long was mayor of Parsons in the post-war years and was a leader in Decatur County Republican circles. He was owner of the Long Equipment Co of Lexington and Parsons. He is survived by his widow and daughter, Mrs. Doug Hays, Parsons; his stepmother, Mrs. Carrie Long, Parsons; two brothers James and Botty , Parsons; six sisters, Mrs. A.L. Joyner of Lexingtonl Mrs. John Alexander an dMrs. Jack Rushing, Parsons, Mrs. V.J. Chumney and Mrs. T. L. Morris, Adamsville; two aunts, Mrs. R.L. Reed, Lexington and Mrs. George Smith, Milan; and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11 May 1951

IRENE (HARTWELL) LOPEZ - Services for Irene Hartwell Lopez were Friday April 24, 2009. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Lopez age 73, died April 20, 2009 at Jackson TN. She is survived by five daughters, Sylvia Lewis, Wanda Reynolds, IN, Marjorie Reeves, Ruth Michell Powers, Sara Martinez, Lexington; four sons, Kenny Inman and Wayne Powers both of IN, Richard and Melvin Powers both of Lexington; two sisters, Lillie Hammond IN, Catherine Brown, Cedar Grove and 25 grandchildren, forty one great=grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Apr 2009

HOWARD E. LUDLOW , 85, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2009 at the Decatur Hospital after a long illness of Alheimers Disease. He was a WW II Veteran and served with the 149h Combat Engineers Battalion and was in the D-day invasion on June 6, 1944 and he was at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Purple Heart Veteran and also helped liberate France. Howard was an avid big game hunter and also did beautiful wood working. He retired to Lexington in 1999 from a television business that he and his wife owned. He was a member of the American Legion and his beloved VFW. Surviving is his wife of 67 years Lucille, daughters Holly Dassow, Diana Hnye and son Scott. Brother-in-law Eugene Alsbaugh and sxi grandchildren. He was predeceased by his baby son in 1960 and his parents and two sisters. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 28 Jan 2009

ANNIE (WRIGHT) LYONS - Services for Annie Wright Lyons were held Thursday, July 12, 2007 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed at Union Hill Cemetery Mrs. Lyons, age 89, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 in Memphis. She is survived by a daughter, Diane Smith of Memphis; a son, Billy Lyons of Memphis; a sister, Nell Keen of Lexington; and 4 grandchildren. Lexington Progress July 18, 2007
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress 18 July 2007

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