RAY "KID" MARLEY - The man who once said, "I ain't ever gonna get old, I'm just gonna live a long time," Ray "Kid" Marley, Cowboy, has passed away at age 76. A long-time West/Middle Tennessee resident, "Kiddo" as many of his friends called him, died April 7, 2006, in Parsons, Tennessee from injuries sustained months earlier while training a horse. Here's a brief history of an eventful life. Born in 1930 on a farm in Lamesa, Texas, by age 14, Marley was running a string of horses on several West Texas ranches. At age 17, he rode a cattle car to South Dakota, entered his first rodeo, won twice his months wages and, from there, his path was set. For the next three years, he worked in rodeo's "Golden Age" picking up big checks at Cheyenne, Madison Square Garden and all points in between. Then, in 1950, an event took place that would change Marley's life forever. Before a rodeo in Texas, a fellow Texan who had moved to Franklin, Bob Corley, offered Kid and a friend (Harley May, the man who'd go on to, literally, write rodeo's rule book) an all-expense paid trip to Tennessee to work the Franklin Rodeo. They turned him down. Confident they'd win that night, they mapped out there plans to parlay that evening's loot into travel expenses for a rodeo run further West. One problem though, they didn't win a dime. Afterwards, they hunted down their new friend and, a few weeks later, found themselves in Tennessee. Marley met a woman named Mary Margaret Clark and the rest, as they say, is history. History that included; fathering four sons, appearing on "Wide World of Sports", bringing some of the first quarter horses to Tennessee, being penned in song by post-Beat poet Leonard Cohen, helping found Franklin's Mounted Patrol Unit, being written up in "Life" magazine, training thousands of horses, befriending whoever he met, and on and on and on. Though known as a man with a big, kind heart and distinctive laugh, according to his son Cody, it's stories of Marley's physical toughness that, through time, turned him into a "Paul Bunyan type figure." "My father once told me if everything said about him was true, he'd have to be 1000 years old. But, here's one story I know is true. One year at the rodeo in Memphis, during my father's prime mind ya, a pro wrestler named "Sputnik" Monroe showed up one night to challenge any cowboy to a fight. It was supposed to be a publicity stunt. Thing is, nobody told my father that. Boy, did he pick the wrong guy. Well, to make a long story short, by the time the media got a hold of it, and "Sputnik" got out of the hospital, my father was offered a wrestling contract. He just laughed it off." Cody goes on to add, "That said, my father had a deep side. He was a lot of things to a lot of people; father, friend, brother, son, mentor, hero. His soul was that of an artist. The horse was his canvas. The bridle was his brush. All my father ever wanted to be was a cowboy. He succeeded. Kid Marley. Cowboy. He's the last one." Kid Marley is survived by four sons, Bill, Joe, Mickey and Cody; six grandchildren, wife Sally, and a legend of friends. As was his request, Kid Marley's ashes will be spread on lifelong friend Riley Miller's ranch in Justiceburg, Texas. A memorial service will be held Monday at Franklin's Williamson Memorial Home at 7:00 P.M., visitation is from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Another memorial will be held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington, Tennessee, visitation is from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Jackson Sun 9 April 2006

BENJAMIN MASSENGILL - Services for Benjimen Massengill, age 76, were held Thursday, August 16 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed at Marrs Hill Cemetery in Leapwood Mr. Massengill died Tuesday, August 14 at his home.He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Green) Massengill of Lexington; a daughter, Diann Massengill of Henderson; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress August 22, 2007.

THOMAS WILLIAM MAXWELL - The many friends of Thomas W. Maxwell regretted to hear of his death that occurred at his home seven miles north of Darden, last Friday night (7 Feb. 1908). Mr. Maxwell leaves a wife and eight children, four sons and four daughters to mourn his death, one of them, Troy Maxwell, residing here. Deceased was 51 years of age, belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove, where he had been a consistent member for many years and was buried there Sunday by a host of friends and relatives. He was one of the most substantial and highly respected citizens of the county and his death can but be keenly felt by those who have been associated with him during his useful life.
The Lexington Progress Feb. 14, 1908

Son of the late Tom and Elizabeth Mayo, aged 55 years, died Saturday, the 11th, (Death Cert. says March 4) in a hospital in Memphis, where he had been carried to be treated for dropsy. His remains were brought home Saturday night by James Lee Wright, of the Wright & Timberlake Undertaking Co., and the funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Fleetwood Ball, officiating. Mr. Mayo is survived by his wife and a son and daughter. Jim Mayo was a man who had friends and did no man harm.

PAUL EDWARD MAYO - Services for Paul Edward Mayo were Sunday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Ivory Jamison, Felix Tuggles and Fletcher Pollard officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Parkham mortuary in charge. Mr. Mayo, 65, was dead on arrival at Lexington Hosptial Thursday apparently after a heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Hill community and a Baptist. He leaves five sisters, Mrs. Leara Kizer of Knoxville, Mrs. Earling Parker of Oak Ridge, Miss Mildred Mayo, Mrs. Bessie Tole and Mrs. Mae Katherine Douglas all of Lexington and four brothers, Pumpy, Hal, Bill all of Lexington and Paul W. of Knoxville.
Lexington Progress 16 Jan 1980

ELLA GRACE McADAMS - Private graveside services for Ella Grace McAdams, stillborn infant of Matthew and Michelle McAdams, were held June 29, 2013. Besides her parents, Baby Ella is survived by heer big sister Ansley Brooke, heer grandparents, Walter and Carolyn McAdams and William and Tammy Culpepper and hundreds of cousins.
Lexington Progress July 3, 2013

MARY (BROWN) McADAMS was born January 22, 1818 in Iredell Co. NC. In early life she moved with her parents to near Mifflin. She professed religion in early life and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in which she lived a consistent Christian until her departure to heaven November 20, 1909. She was married to Erwin McAdams March 7, 1839. Her husband passed over the river eleven years ago. She was the loving and affectionate mother of 13 children, all of whom have passed over to the other shore except Martha Page of Greenfield; Clementine Priddy of Humboldt; John E. McAdams of Tokeen TX and S.D. McAdams of Huron. She loved her church. Her home was always open to all Christians but especially Cumberland Presbyterian Ministers. Thirteen years before her death she lost her sight and groped her way through this world in darkness. But now her spirit dwells in a world of light with renewed vision. Mother, the name to many so dear, No more your voice on earth to hear, you have gone, a crown to wear, we'll meet again when done with care. Her former pastor - J.G. Anderson
Lexington Progress - November 1909

BOBBY LEE McCARVER , age 78, passed away on Sunday April 14, 2013 at his home. He was retired director of Safety and Security at Jackson Madison County Hospital and was a member of Independence Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife Jane, 2 sons, James Lee and Lynn McCarver; a brother Paul of Germantown; 2 grandchildren Dallas and Katie McCarver. Services were April16 at Reeds chapel with burial in Independence Cem.
Lexington Progress 17 April 2013

Services for Deanna April McCaslin were Tuesday at Reeds Chapel with the Revs. George Henley and Phil Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Deanna, 17, died Sunday evening (16 Feb. 1992) in a motor scooter accident.

She was a senior at Lexington High and a Baptist. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Janice Hearn McCaslin of Lexington, her father, Ronald of Arrington TN; a brother, Douglas of Lexington; a half-brother Lloyd of Arrington TN; her feiance Carl Slusher of Enville; her grandmother, Mrs. Corine Hearn of Lexington and Mrs. Mattie McCaslin of Cedar Grove and her great-grandmother, Mrs. Willie B. Hearn of Lexington.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy WhiteMt. Gilead Baptist Church

Services for Kenneth Miles McCaslin, 62, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reeds Chapel with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial will be Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McCaslin died Wednesday at Jackson General of Cancer. He was born and raised in Henderson county and was an employee of Dayco. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Janet Seaton McCaslin, 3 children, Pamelia McCaslin, Sutton and David McCaslin of Memphis, Randall McCaslin and his wife Leann ofLexinton; his parents James and M ina McCaslin of Cedar Grove; 1 sister Jane Clark and her husband John of Cedar Grove, 3 grandchildren, Reid Sutton, Evan Sutton and Marcy McCaslin, 2 nieces, Cheryl Woodruff and Lisa Stanley and a nephew Greg Clark. Casketbearers to serve are Lee Taylor, Elroy McCaslin, Greg Clark, Joe Douglas, R.C. Purett and Mike Volner.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

MARTHA M. (ZIMMERLEE) McCOLLUM - Services were Tuesday at New Hope Methodist Church with the Rev. James Denison officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. McCollum, 75, died Saturday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of the county and a Baptist. She leaves two sons, John Haywood McCollum of Yuma AZ, and Donald W. of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Frances Turner of Nashville; two brothers, Henry Zimmerlee of Scotts Hill and Johnny of Villa Park IL; three sisters, Mrs. Jake Smith of Reagan, Mrs. Floyd Byrd of Frankston TX and Mrs. Frank Marks of Chicago and 8 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 18, 1972

DOCIE McCORMACK - One of the saddest deaths that ever occurred in the Center Hill community was that of Mrs. Docie McCormac, aged 38 years which occurred at May 4, 1929 at her home. She was he wife of John M. McCormack and had a large circle of friends who regret her sad demise. Her newborn babe also died and they were interred in the same casket in the Center Hill Cemetery. Wright-Timberlake in charge.
The Lexington Republican

JAMES McCORMICK - Funeral services for Mr. James McCormick, age 86, were Monday Jan. 12, 2009 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Barren Springs Cemetery in Reagan TN. Mr. McCormick passed away peacefully at Oak Haven Retirement Home in Lexington TN on Saturday Jan. 10, 2009. He was born Nov. 10, 1922 in Decatur Co. TN to the late James Allen and Arbie Estell Rushing McCormick. James was preceded by his wife, Mrs. Nayoma Stanfill; two brothers Delton McCormick and Billy McCormick and three sisters, Ruby Montgomery, Maudie McCormick and Norma Jean Curtis. Survivors include his four sisters, Dorothy Clenney of Lexington Manor, Lucille Sparks of Scotts Hill, Virginia Wortham and Mary Hendrix of Parsons.
Lexington Progress 14 Jan. 2009

MAVIS RAMELLE McCORMICK - One girl is dead and another seriously wounded as the result of an auto collision at Reagan Sunday afternoon. Lura Nell Buck and Mavie McCormick were riding on the front fenders of the Buck car, driven by Leland Buck, brother of Lura Nell, when topping a slight hill near Postmaster Stewart's home in Reagan, they met another car driven by Dewey England, and in the crash the two girls were thrown under the car in which they were riding and dragged some thirty feet, tearing the flesh loose from their limbs and almost severing the foot of the Buck girl. Both girls were brought to Dr. George A. Brandon for first aid and were carried to a hospital in Jackson in the Pafford ambulance. The McCormick girl died about 5 a.m. Monday from shock and loss of blood. Mavie McCormick was about 15 years old and was the daughter of Dave McCormick, formerly of this county, but who moved to Senath MO several years ago and she and her brother, Audrey, had come in a car last Saturday with Mrs. Malcolm Buck and her daughter, Lura Nelle, who was also hurt in the wreck, and two sons, to attend the decoration services to be held at Hill Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick were notified of the accident and reached the hospital in Jackson. She was a niece of Mrs. Silas Ross of this place and her body was brought to the Ross home before being carried to Center Hill for burial Tuesday morning. Rev. A.D. Gurley of Bemis, Pentecostal minister officiated.
Lexington Progress May 11, 1934

KATHERYN (SANDERS) McCOY - Services for Katheryn S. McCoy will be July 16, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Reeds Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill. Ms. McCoy, age 90, died July 14, 2009 in her home. She is survived by two sisters, Mattie McCaslin, Cedar Grove and Lessie Long, Gleason; one brother, Rev. Jimmy R. Sanders, Gleason; two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress July 15, 2009

RETTA LORRAINE (GARVEY) MORGAN McCOY , age 91, passed away Sept. 6, 2011 in Carmichael CA. She was born on St. Patricks Day March 17, 1920 in Legington to parents Ben Garvey and Ruby Ross. She had two siblings, Joyce Singleton and Harold Garvey. Her husband Clarence McCoy preceded her November 2005. Retta is survived by two sons from her marriage to Clarence Morgan of Marion AR; Jim and Art Morgan. In addition she leaves three granddaughters and two grandsons. From an early age Retta had a passion for dancing and enjoyed competing with partners in dance competitions. She had many hobbies including sewing and crocheting. She was often seen making afghans for family and friends as well as hats an dscarves to donate to those in need. Retta began oil painting in 1976 and discovered she had a talent for it. She was a member of the Gardena Valley Art Assoc. and won many blue ribbons for her portrait and still life paintings. Retta and her husband Clarence McCoy lived in many areas of the country including CA, AZ, CO and OR where they had family nearby. They finally settled in Medway OH until Clarence's death. Retta was a devoted member of Medway Baptist Church where she shared her faith with her many friends and neighbors.
Lexington Progress 28 Sep 2011

BERNICE McDONALD - Services were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. David Walker officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. McDonald, 74, died Friday morning at Lexington Methodist Hsp. He was a retired construction worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby Stratton McDonald; a son, William Thomas of Marion Ohio and daughter Mrs. Mary Lou Park of Lexington; a brother, Elton of Medina, a sister Mrs. Elenor Wiley of Medina; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 1 Feb. 1984

RUBY (STRATTON) McDONALD - Services for Mrs. Ruby Stratton McDonald were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Clyde Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. McDonald, who was 78, died Thursday at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was the widow of Bernice McDonald. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Park of Lexington; a son, William Thomas McDonald of Marion, Ohio, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 18, 1989

WILLIAM H. McEARL - Services for William H. McEarl were Sunday, January 9, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Poplar Corner Cemetery. Mr. McEarl, who was 64, died Friday, January 7, at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital, Jackson of heart disease. He was an employee of Leroy Somer Co. He leaves his wife, Madge McEarl; a step-daughter, Ann Prather of Lexington; a step-son, Tommy Sparks of Memphis; four sisters, Norita McClain of Selmer, Shirley Campbell of Middleton, Linda Massengill of Reagan and Brenda McAdams of Huron; two brothers, J. T. McEarl of Huron and Frank McEarl of Luray, four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
(The Lexington Progress, January 12, 2000)

ALLIE FAIR McKEE - Services for Mrs. Allie Fair McKee were Monday at Reed's Chapel with Charles Thomason and Gerald Fulkerson officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McKee, who was 89, died Saturday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Henderson County and a member of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Bob Taylor McKee. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Linnie Sue Pierce of Humboldt and Mrs. Helen Gowan of Lexington; five sons, Robert L. McKee of Cedar Grove, Charlie McKee, Pete McKee, both of Milan, Connie McKee of Lexington and Elston McKee of Perry Fla.; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, August 26, 1987

ARTIMICHA (STEWART) McKEE - In Memory of Our Mother - Artimicha Stewart McKee was born November 14, 1858 and died September 1, 1935 aged 77 years. She was the daughter of the late William and Nancy Jane Stewart. She was married to William McKee in the year 1876. He preceded her to the grave several years ago. To this union were born six children, one dying in infancy; Ada McKee and True McKee died some years ago; Mrs. Vickie Crosslin, Nashville; and Mrs. Maggie Tate, Paris TN; and her son J.T. McKee with whom she made her home. She is survived by one brother, John Stewart, of this county and one sister, Arizona Hamlett of AR. She professed faith in Christ at an early age and united with the M.E. Church atSharon in which she lived a constant member until her death. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Page and Rev. A.A. Simms with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress September 20, 1935

CLARA MILDRED (PENDERGRASS) McKEE - Services for Mrs. Clara M. McKee, 84, will be Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Bargerton Church of Christ Cemetery with John Mustain officiating. Mrs. McKee died June 20, 2003 at her home. Mrs. McKee is survived by five daughters, Sandra Kay Morris (Gary), Marcia McNatt (Cecil), Melda Mills (Jerry) all of Lexington, Robbie Morrissett of Cedar Grove and Reba Pruitt of Wildersville; son, Jerry McKee (Ruby Ann) of Lexington; sisters, Edna Peterson, Dorothy Perry both if Yuma; one brother, Howell Pendergrass of Yuma; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. McKee and one daughter, Mary Patterson. The family will receive friends on Sunday 8:30 a.m. until time of service.
Source: The Watchers by Jerry McDaniel

CONNIE O'DELL McKEE - Services for Connie McKee, age 90, will be Oct. 18, 2012 at Reeds Chapel with Larry Waymire and John Riley officiating. Visitation will be Oct. 17, burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. McKee died 16 Oct 2012 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt. He was preceded by his son Connie McKee Jr.; brothers Elston , William, charlie and Robert McKee and a sister Linne Sue Pierce. He is survived by a brother Pete McKee and a sister Helen Johnson, a son Danny of Jackson; three daughters; Vickie Holleman of Oxford MS, Sallie Sorrels and Linda Moore of Lexington and eleven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 Oct 2012

CONNIE ODELL McKEE - Beech Lake Claims Fourth Victim: A 12 year-old Henderson County youth drowned Tuesday afternoon while swimming in Beech Lake. The body of Connie Odell McKee Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Connie McKee of near Lexington, was recovered in water about 10 feet deep in the swimming area. It was the lake's fourth drowning, but the first in the swimming area. The body was recovered by Greg Hancock, who was instructing a nearby swimming class. Volunteers had made several quick sweeps in the area but failed to find the body. Frantic but futile efforts were made to revive the boy with a resuscitator of the County Ambulance Authority. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Reed's Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he leaves a brother, Danny McKee; three sisters, Mrs. Gary Sorrels, Miss Vickie McKee, and Miss Linda McKee; his parental grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. McKee, all of near Lexington, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon of Humboldt.
The Lexington Progress, June 17, 1971

ELSTON LONZO "DUDE" McKEE , 74, died Tuesday, November 8, in Athens, Georgia. Mr. McKee had resided in Perry, Florida for 51 years where he worked for Procter and Gamble at their Buckeye Cellulose Plant for 40 years. He was an active member of the Ash Street Church of Christ in Perry. Mr. McKee was born in Lexington, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Bob Taylor and the late Allie Fair Davis McKee. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonita Elaine McKee and brothers, Robert McKee, Charlie McKee, and William McKee. Survivors include a wife of 53 years, Danny Joy Bush McKee, daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Randall Arnold of Watkinsville, Georgia, son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Joy McKee of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Bob Rosenbury if Thomasville, Georgia. Five grandchildren who were the joy of his life, Sarah Arnold, Willis McKee, Robert McKee, Laura Arnold, and Mark Rosenbury. He is also survived by brothers, Connie McKee and Pete McKee, sisters, Linnie Sue Pierce and Helen Johnson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Saturday, November 12, at 2:30 p.m. A.E. Carter Funeral Home in Madison, Georgia and Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington were in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be held in Perry, Florida at a later date.
The Lexington Progress, November 16, 2005

HENRY HAROLD McKEE - Last Saturday morning at near 8 o’clock, Henry H. Mckee, of the old 8th district, some fifteen or sixteen miles northwest of Lexington, started to his work for the day making boards when he saw a rabbit in the vicinity of some fruit trees and on that account went back to the house for his gun. Coming back with the gun, he had to cross three rail fence and crawling through one of the openings, pulled the gun after him, with the muzzle pointing toward him. Unfortunately, the hammer was jerked against one of the rails with sufficient force to discharge the load, which entered Mr. Mckee’s body on the left side, an inch or more under the heart. He was carried to the house, was able to tell how the accident happened and died at about 10:30. Dr. W. F. Huntsman was called but Mr. Mckee died some thirty minutes before the doctor could reach him. Henry Mckee was a big-bodied, big-hearted man, proud of and devoted to his friends. For many years he had been a patron and friend of the Progress and its force and a visit from him was always hailed with genuine pleasure. We shall miss his cordial visits, his beaming face and his hearty handshake and our heart goes out in the deepest sympathy to the bereft wife and four children who leaned upon him with trust and love. Very well we remember the time when friend Henry took to wife Nancy Jane the sister of his closest personal friend, John Hemphill. The sting of his death is made the harder by its tragic manner.
(The Lexington Progress, March 13, 1914)

NETTIE JO (GORDON) McKEE - Funeral services for Nettie McKee, age 83, were Saturday January 17, 2009 at Reds Chapel with P.J. Hardy and Larry Waymire officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McKee was a homemaker and a member of Bargerton Church of Christ. She died Wednesday in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Connie McKee who was a decorated WW II Veteran with 3 Bronze Stars, a son Danny of Lexington, 3 daughters Vickie 9John) Holleman of Oxford MS, Linda (Ricky) Moore and Sally (Gary) Sorrels of Lexington, a brother Bobby Gordon of Humboldt and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Paul and Carrie Gordon; a son Connie McKee Jr. and 7 brothers and sisters, Betty Sue Howell, Margaret Small, Ann Maesh, Wilburn Gordon, James Gordon, Charles Gordon and Lewis Gordon.
Lexington Progress January 21, 2009

ROBERT TAYLOR McKEE - Services for Bob Taylor McKee were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with Charles Thomason and Andy Maness of officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. McKee, 84, died early Saturday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Allie Fair McKee; six sons, Robert McKee, Connie McKee, and Gid McKee, all of Lexington, Charlie McKee, Pete McKee, both of Milan and Dude McKee of Perry Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Linnie Sue Pierce of Humboldt and Mrs. Helen Johnson of Lexington; a brother, Hubert McKee of Jackson; 26 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 18, 1972

ROBERT L. McKEE - Services for Robert L. McKee, 90, were Friday, January 24, 2003 at 1:00 PM at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with Charles Thomason, P. J. Hardie, John Mustain and Jerry Mills officiating. Burial was in Bargerton Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. McKee died January 21, 2003 at McNairy County Hospital in Selmer. He was a retired auto dealer and merchant and was a member of Bargerton Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Clara Mildred McKee; five daughters, Sandra Kay Morris (Gary), Marcia McNatt (Cecil) both of Lexington and Melda Mills (Jerry) all of Lexington, Robbie Morrissett of Cedar Grove and Reba Pruitt of Wildersville; one son, Jerry McKee (Ruby Ann) of Lexington; two sisters, Linnie Sue Pierce of Humboldt and Helen Johnson of Lexington and three brothers, Connie McKee of Lexington, Pete McKee of Milan and Elston Dude McKee of Perry, FL; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Visitation was Thursday, 8:30 AM till 10:00 PM and Friday, 8:30 AM till the time of service. Reed's Chapel Lexington, TN 731-968-3643
Lexington Progress 24 Jan 2003 (cw)

William T. McKEE - Dies in Old First District: Mr. McKee, aged 46 years, son of the late Bill and Mrs. Artimicha McKee, all of the old first district, died March 23, 1926 from troubles originated in rheumatism. He was married about two years ago to Miss Laura Foust, who survives with a son about a year old. The funeral was held at Pleasant Hill, Rev. S.T. Parham officiating. Mr. McKee had for many years been one of the leaders in civic affairs of his community and numbered his friends by his acquaintances.
Lexington Progress March 26, 1926

William Thomas McKEE - Services for William Thomas McKee were Wednesday at Reed's Chapel with Andy Maness officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. McKee, 56, died Saturday at his home near here after a short illness. He was a retired employee of the U. S. Maritime Service and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Allie McKee of Lexington; five brothers, Robert McKee, Connie McKee, both of Lexington, Charles McKee, Pete McKee, both of Milan and Dude McKee of Perry, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Linnie Pierce of Humboldt and Mrs. Helen Johnson of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, August 2, 1972

HASSIE (KEE) McKENZIE aged 52 years, died January 6th, a victim of ptomaine poisoning, contracted be eating canned salmon on the 4th. At midnight Mrs. McKenzie said she felt better and insisted in her husband going to sleep, which he tried to do, but awakened in 30 minutes to find that her spirit had left its tenement of clay. Mrs. McKenzie was born in Carroll County, August 10, 1875, and was the daughter of the late Martin L. Kee. She was first married on March 17, 1906, to Esq. R. W. Wallace, county judge of Henderson County who died several years ago. On October 16th, 1922, she was married to Mr. McKenzie who survives her. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Olive, this county, and two brothers, James Kee, Carroll County, and Emmett Kee, Dexter Missouri, and a half sister, Mrs. Velma Yancy, Murray Kentucky. Other survivors include a niece, Mrs. Ray Herndon, of Bruceton, who as Miss Jessie Olive, lived with her aunt eight years and attended school in Lexington. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, January 13, 1928)

RUFUS L. McKENZIE of whose death in the Western State Hospital we gave scant notice last week, passing away on the 13th inst., had been married three times, first in his young manhood to Miss Dollie Milam, second to Mrs. Hassie Wallace, widow of Esq. Robert Wallace, and third to Miss Audy Lundy, widow, daughter of J. D. Knowles of Gibson County. his prime he was a man of ability and during the lifetime of his second wife, here in Lexington, he did well as a cotton seed buyer. His physical and mental condition both failed for many months before the end. Rev. G. W. Florence conducted the funeral service at Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, November 22, 1929)

W. U. McKENZIE - In Loving Memory: On April 2, 1927 the Death Angel visited our home and claimed for his own, our dear husband and father, W.U. McKenzie. He was born in Henderson County in 1865 and at the age of 33 years he was married to Miss Susan Kelly. To this union were born two children, H.R. McKenzie and Mrs. Exie Hodgin. Mr. McKenzie moved to Center Point 40 years ago and lived there until death. He had reached the age of 71 years when he died due to health trouble. He had been a true husband and a loving father. He was kind to his neighbors and friends, always willing to help those in distress. His remains were interred in Scotts Hill Cem. April 3, 1927 with a simple sermon held by Rev. Flatt -
Lexington Progress April 22, 1927 (Believed birth year should be 1855)

CLYDE McMINN - Services were APril 9, 1979 at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson with Jess Wilcoxson and C.P. Roland officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. McMinn, 85, died April 7, 1979 at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville AL. He was born in Gibson County and had lived in Henderson County in the Independence community where he farmed. He later moved to Huntsville. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife Mrs. Beulah Mae Mosier McMinn of Huntsville; a son, Travis of Huntsville; a brother Otha McMinn of Memphis; a sister Mrs. Vannie Manley of Caruthersville MO; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Lexington Progress April 18, 1979

BERTIE/BETTIE LOU (HARRIS) McMURRAY , 59, the wife of L.V. McMurray, died suddenly in the home in Lexington last Friday evening. Mrs. McMurray was a native of Adamsville and her first marriage was to Mr. John Pierce of near Reagan, where she lived several years. To this marriage one daughter was born, Mrs. John (Jealoux) Harrison of Memphis. After the death of Mr. Pierce she was married to Mr. McMurray and no children were born to them. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bertha Harris of Adamsville; brothers, C.F. Harris, Spring TX; R.A. Harris, Columbus GA; and J.B. Harris, San Antonio TX; a sister Mrs. M.L. Wright and a half sister, Mrs. W. P. Littlefield Sr., both of Adamsville. Since her moving to Lexington several years ago, Mrs. McMurray has made many friends and was known as one of the town's very best women. Elder Claude Hall conducted the funeral with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Feb. 13, 1942
Headstone says Bettie Lou - Obit says Bertie

ARTHUR McNATT - We failed to give notice last week to a very sad occurrence—the loss of the only babe born to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. McNatt of Bowling Green, Kentucky, after twenty years of married life. The remains of the infant accompanied by Mr. McNatt were brought to Lexington for interment.
(The Lexington Progress, February 27, 1920)

CALVIN McNATT of this place (Sardis), who was visiting at Jackson (Madison Co); while on the switch yard of the I.C.R.R. was struck by an engine. His right leg was cut and bruised so badly that it had to be amputated. He died from the effect of the wound, in the hospital at that place. His remains were brought here Monday and interred in the cemetery Tuesday. He leaves a wife and four children, a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. We extend our heart felt sympathy to the bereaved ones.
The Sardis News June 29, 1906

DAVID WAYNE McPHERSON - Services for David Wayne McPherson are today, Wednesday, July 7, 11 a.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. David, age 14, died Monday, July 5, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Ardith Lynn Kelley Myers; his step-father, Raymond Eugene Myers, of Lexington; his maternal grandparents, William Kelley Jr. and Melba Kelley of Lexington; his paternal grandparents, Raymond Myers and Hettie Myers of Eureka, Kans.
(The Lexington Progress, July 7, 1999)

Funeral services for Charles Meals, age 57 was Saturday, June 8 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Phil Mitchell, Wayne Rowan, and Don Cooper officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Meals died Thursday, June 6 at Jackson General Hospital. He was a former teacher and principal in the Henderson Co. school system at Bargerton School, former Superintendent at the Clarksburg school system, and presently the Superintendent at Caywood School in Lexington. He was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist where he served as a deacon, a member of Gideons International, and a member of the Lexington Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Judy Meals of Cedar Grove, one son Nick Meals of Cedar Grove, his mother Hazel Meals of Lexington, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jimmy and Beth White and a niece and nephew Kellie and Neal Deere. Family requests memorial be made to the Gideons International Society.
The Lexington Progress, June 12, 2002

was born January 18, 1847, on the same farm and near the spot on which he died January 27th, 1929. He was married in early manhood to Miss Sallie Bobbitt, who survives him, and of the three children born to them, Lizzie died several years ago, and Jim of Tampa, Florida, and Ida (Mrs. J. H. Patton) of Henderson County, survive. Mr. Meals had long been declining in health from the infirmities of old age, hence his death was not unexpected. He lived in Lexington several years ago, was our neighbor and we have had more than ordinary interest in his family. He was a Methodist in faith, a Republican in politics and had been a hard-working, law- abiding citizen, a man who believed in meeting just obligations. The funeral was not held until Tuesday awaiting the arrival of the only son, Jim, from Tampa, Florida. Services were held by Rev. Warner Pafford and interment made in Independence Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, February 1, 1929)

HAZEL MEALS - (See Basil Meals for photo)- Funeral services for Hazel Meals were held at Reeds Chapel on Thursday, February 19th with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Cedar Grove. Mrs. Meals, 84, of Cedar Grove passed away Tuesday, February 17th at Lexington Manor. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Basil Meals, and a son, Charles Meals. She is survived by 3 sisters, Voncille Moore of Lexington, and Arthurleen Gateley and Agnes Coffman of Cedar Grove; and a grandson.
The Lexington Progress, February 25, 2004

- Services for Homer Basil Meals were Tuesday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reed's Chapel was in charge. Mr. Meals, who was 73, died Monday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel Coffman Meals of Cedar Grove; a son, Charles Meals of Cedar Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Tate of Burnine, Mo., Mrs. Willie Barr and Mrs. Beatrice Coffman, both of Cedar Grove and a grandson.
The Lexington Progress, November 15, 1989

JAMES OTHA MEALS - Services for James O. Meals are this morning at 10 at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Onnie Blankenship and the Rev. Alton Singleton officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Meals, who was 62, died early Tuesday morning at Lexington Hospital where he had been a patient for a week. He was born in Texas, but came to Henderson County at an early age. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Meals of Cedar Grove; a son, Edwin Meals of Memphis; three brothers, Miles Meals of Caruthersville, Mo., Billy Meals, Basil Meals, both of Cedar Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Willie Barr, Mrs. Beatrice Coffman, both of Cedar Grove, Mrs. Mae Springer of Lexington, Mrs. Hester Herron of Caruthersville, Mo. and Mrs. Annie Pate of Atlanta, Ga. and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 22, 1965

Funeral services for Johnnie Louise Meals, 48, were 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, in Reed's Chapel of Lexington. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Meals died January 4. Survivors include her father, William E. Meals of Cedar Grove; her mother, Darleen Meals of Cedar Grove; and a brother, Donald E. Meals of Cedar Grove.
Henderson County News, January 10, 2007

NANCY LILLIE MEALS - Services for Mrs. Lilly James Meals, 74, were conducted Monday from Mt. Gilead Baptist Church by the Rev. Elmo Blakney. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Meals died Sunday morning at the home of a son, Basil Meals, near Cedar Grove. She was a member of the Mt. Gilead Church. She leaves three other sons, Billy of Cedar Grove, Myles of Caruthersville, Mo., and Jim of Chicago; five daughters, Mrs. Mae Stringer, Lexington, Mrs. Willie Barr and Mrs. Beatrice Coffman, both of Cedar Grove, Mrs. Annie Tate, Atlanta, and Mrs. Hester Herron, Caruthersville; two brothers, Jimmy and John James, Cedar Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Sally Branch, Lexington, Mrs. Roxie Smith, Cedar Grove and Mrs. Molly Pillow, Memphis. Twenty-two grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
The Lexington Progress, Friday, March 12, 1954

QUINTINE TENNESSEE MEALS, eldest child of the late Henderson and Sarah Ann Meals, died November 25, 1933, at the home of her brother, Sid Meals of the Pleasant Hill vicinity, some miles north of Bargerton, aged 80 years. She had lived and died in the house of her birth. Miss Meals is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Barr of Cleburne, Texas, and Mrs. W. F. Knowles of Jackson, Tennessee; three brothers, Sam Meals of Jackson; Fate of Cleburne, Texas; and Sid, with whom she resided. Those who have been fortunate to know Miss Meals report that she was a woman of worth, noble in character and singleness of purpose. Having been left motherless while quite young, with five other children than herself, she took upon her own shoulders the responsibility and duties of a mother and carried on the work of the household. She held membership at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Rev. J. R. Page conducted the funeral services with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, December 1, 1933)

RUTH M. (COFFMAN) MEALS - Services for Mrs. Ruth Meals were Thursday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Meals, who was 87, died Tuesday night at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was the widow of Jim Meals. She leaves a daughter, Amy Ruth Meals of Chicago; a son, William E. Meals of Memphis; two sisters, Zora Tines and Cora Sipes, both of Lexington; two brothers, Avon Coffman and Charlie Coffman, both of Lexington, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 29, 1992

SALLIE (BOBBIT) MEALS , widow of the late Columbus Meals, died at her home near Bargerton on February 18th, and was buried at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery the day following. Mrs. Meals was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bobbitt, who lived in the community in which Mrs. Meals died, and she was a sister of the late W. A. Bobbitt, who was a Lexington merchant for several years. More than sixty years ago, she was married to Mr. Meals and to them were born three children-Ida, Lizzie and Jimmie. Lizzie died at about the age of 17 years. Jimmie, who lived in Florida, contracted pneumonia when here to attend his father's funeral about five years ago, and Ida (Mrs. Henry Patton) is the only survivor. Mrs. Meals was a member of the Methodist Church, South, and Rev. R. B. Mackey, assisted by Rev. J. R. Page, conducted the funeral ceremony.
(The Lexington Progress, February 24, 1939)

BLUFORD CLOVIS MIDDLETON , age 97, of Montrose, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11, 2006, at the San Juan Living Center in Montrose. He was a former resident of Escondido. Bluford was born on June 1, 1909, in Scotts Hill, Tenn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cook Middleton. He spent his childhood in the Ebenezer Community in Tennessee. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1938 in Henderson County, Tenn. On April 2, 1950, Bluford married the love of his life, Valerie Elizabeth Willis, in the Church of God in Washington, D.C. He spent two months in the Horse Calvary and from 1929 to 1930 he was at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Bluford then served his country as an administrative officer on an aircraft carrier with the United States Navy during World War II, serving from 1931 to 1959. After serving for more than 20 years in the military, Bluford retired in 1959 as a chief warrant officer III. His Naval career took him to Guam, Alameda and San Diego, Calif., Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque, N.M. Above all else in his life, Bluford loved and enjoyed his family and grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking, reading and classical music. He leaves his imprint on all those he influenced while fulfilling his special place in this world. As he was loved in life, Bluford will be profoundly missed in death. Surviving family members who were honored to share Bluford's life include his wife, Valerie Middleton of Montrose, Colo.; one son, John Middleton and wife Karen of Arlington, Va.; three daughters, Valerie and husband Bill Hoadley of Chula Vista, Calif., Marti Middleton Petro and husband, Joe Petro of Summerville, S.C., Terri Middleton-Huntley and husband, Ron Huntley of Montrose, Colo.; eight grandchildren: Jason Middleton of Rochester, N.Y., Lee Middleton of Capetown, South Africa, Bill Hoadley and wife, Angie of San Diego, Calif., Kristen Hoadley of Chula Vista, Calif., Corrigan and husband, Matt Rutherford of Summerville, S.C., Caitie Petro of Greenville, S.C., Lacey Huntley, Nathanael Huntley and Keifer Huntley, all of Montrose; one stepgrandchild, Ronnie Huntley of Rescue, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren of San Diego, Chula Vista, Calif., Summerville, S.C., Montrose and Delta, Colo.; and one brother, Guest Middleton and wife, Joy of Collierville, Tenn. Bluford was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters. At Bluford's request, cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, in memory of Bluford Middleton, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, CO 81402. Arrangements are being handled under the direction and care of the Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 E. Main St., in Montrose, (970) 249-2121.

HERSHEL MIDDLETON - Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Middleton age 81, are scheduled for 1 p.m. June 23, 2010 at Center Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Franklin Watkins and Bro. Charlie Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Middleton passed away Sunday in Jackson. He was born Feb. 27, 1929 in Reagan TN to the late Wylie and Missie Pruitt Middleton. He retired after 42 years of service with Henderson County, 20 of the years he served as County Road Supervisor. Mr. Middleton is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Beatrice Middleton of Reagan; two sons, Bruce of Nashville and Terry (Kathy) of Memphis; one daughter Carolyn (John) Smith of Lexington; two brothers, Gene of Reagan and DeWayne of Tennessee Ridge; one sister Bernice Caine of Grand Junction, CO; two grandchildren and one great greatson.
Lexington Progress 23 June 2010

IVA (SILL) MIDDLETON - Services for Iva Sill Middleton were Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Dr. E. E. Duesner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Middleton, who was 66, died early Thursday at her home here. She leaves her husband, Alex Middleton; a son, James Middleton, Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Johnson, Scotts Hill; a brother, Earl Sill, Missouri; four sisters, Mrs. Lorene Horton, Memphis, Mrs. Beulah Yates, Dell, Ark., Mrs. Myrl Ballard, Kensett, Ark., and Mrs. Ester Allen, Indianapolis, Ind., and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, January 1, 1975

JOSSIE (SMITH) MIDDLETON - Services for Jossie Middleton were Friday January 4, 2013 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Interment followe din Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Middleton passed away Tuesday in Lexington. She was born March 15, 1922 in Henderson County to the late Clark and Janie (Sellers) Smith. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded by her husband, Troy Ethen Middleton, two bbrothers, Jim and Willie Smith, four sisters, Lil Sellers, Pinkie Noe, Annie Mae Reeves, and Mary Hays and a half sister Veerlie Gurley. Survivors include her three sons, Troy L., Raymond Edwin and Danny Ray Middleton and one daughter Raymelle Middleton and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10 Jan 2013

MICHAEL ANTHONY MIDDLETON - Memorial services will be July 16, 2011 at Fellowship Church of Jesus. He will be put to rest at Barren Springs Cemeter, 104 South, Lexington. Mr. Middleton, age 51, died at his home in Garden Grove CA June 15, 2011 where he had lived since 1979. He was preceded by his father Odis Middleton and mother Elsie Morris; two brothers, Billy and Tommy Middleton. Survivors include one son, Michael Darrell Middleton; three daughters, Destiny, Samantha, Debbie all of CA; one sister Ruby Bedwell of Lexingtonl two brothers, Kenneth Middleton of Scotts Hill and Jimmy Morris of TX.
Lexington PRogress 13 Jul 2011

TERRY MIDDLETON , age 61, of Wildersville, died Dec. 23, 2012 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, his daughter, Jessie of Wildersville, his son Shane Lindsey of Clarksburg, loving mother, Jewel Lemmonds, sister, Joy Crowe, brothers Lynn, Ronnie and Gary all of Wildersville,, three grandsons, Cain, Jon, Noah and Abe Lindsey of Clarksburg. Terry was preceded by a son, Stewart Lindsey, maternal grandparents, Sammy and Letha Lewis and paternal grandparents, Earl and Mae Middleton. Graveside services were held Dec. 27, 2012 at Jones Cemetery. Bro. John D. Small officated. Pafford in charge of arrangements.
Lexington Progress 26 Dec 2012

TONY MIDDLETON - Services for Tony Alfred Middleton, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Middleton of Lexington will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gillead Presbyterian Church near Shady Hill, with Dr. E.E. Deusner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Tony was a third grade student at South Haven school he was a Baptist. he died late Thursday at Jackson General. Other than his parents, he leaves a brother, William Middleton; two sisters, Judy Faye Middleton and Dorothy Faye Middleton and his paternal grandmother Mrs. Bertha Middleton, all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 17 Mar 1967.

TROY L. MIDDLETON - Services for Mr. Troy L. Middleton, age 73, were held Oct. 6, 2014 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. He died Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 at Lexington TN. Survivors include his son; Nathan Middleton, two brothers; Raymond E. and Danny Ray and one sister; Raymelle Middleton.
Lexington Progress 8 Oct 2014

WILLIE MAE (BROUNT) MIDDLETON - Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Middleton, age 76, held Friday, July 13, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods and Bro. John D. Small officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Mrs. Middleton died late Tuesday in Jackson. She was born February 18, 1931 in Lexington to the late Lloyd and Lessie Overman Brount. She was a homemaker and a member of Mazies Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. William Alfred Middleton, two sons, Tony and Charles Middleton, a grandchild, Kim Parrish, and a great grandchild, Starlyn Parrish. Survivors include her son, William G. Middleton of Decaturville, two daughters, Dorothy Faye Mooney and Judy Bingham of Lexington, one sister, Nellie Gray Robertson of McKenzie, seven grandchildren, thirteen great- grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Transcribed by Linda Fiedor from the Lexington Progress July 18, 2007

BARRY LYNN MILAM - Services for Mr. Milam age 46, were held Sep. 2, 2013 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Eugene Davis officiating. He passed away Saturday in Lexington. He was born Sep. 14, 1966 in Henderson Co. He was a construction worker and enjoyed duck hunting, fishing and golf. He was preceded by a brother, Wendell Milam, a nephew, Wesley Milam, his uncle, Max Tucker and his grandfather Readar Tucker. Survivors include his parents, Willie Thomas Milam and Webbie Ann Tucker, his brother Steve Milam, a nephew Cory Milam, his grandmother Lessie Tucker, his uncle Danny Tucker, his sister-in-law Debbie Milam, special friend, Cora Price and his best little friend Joey Van Ryan.
Lexington Progress Sep. 4, 2013

DORIS (MIDDLETON) MILAM - Services for Mrs. Milam, 68, were July 13, 2009 at the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. David Buffaloe and Bro. Donald Bain officiating. Interment followed at Judson Cemetery. Mrs. Milam, the daughter of Jack and Dorothy (Garner) Middleton was a retired employee of Century Electric and a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church. She died Saturday, July 11, 2009 at her residence. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Larry Milam; her daughter Marsha Thompson and her son, Bart Milam (Vivian) all of Lexington and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her sister Stella Hensley and two brohers; Willard and Truman Middleton.
Lexington Progress 15 July 2009

DOROTHY MAE MILAM was almost instantly killed about 8 o'clock Monday night when the automobile she was riding in crashed into a tree in front of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Wilson about two miles east of Union Cross School and about ten miles north of Lexington. Other occupants of the car were Luther Fesmire, Edward Milam and Mrs. Evon Wilson. Mr. Fesmire was driving and Miss Milam was riding in the front seat with him when the crash occurred. He stated that the lights on the automobile went out as they were going down a hill and that he lost control of the car which left the road and crashed at the foot of the hill. Miss Milam was thrown through the windshield and her neck was broken and the jugular vein severed. She died almost instantly. The drive of the car sustained chest and head injuries. Edward Milam was not seriously hurt. Funeral services were conducted at Stray Leaf Church by Elder John W. Jarrett of Henderson. She was 15 years old and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Milam and is survived by them and three sisters. All parties lived in the Union Cross community and were en route to Lexington to see Roy cuff and the Smoky Mountain boys when the crash occurred.
Lexington Progress 13 Mar 1942

EXIE (McCOLLUM) MILAM , age 98, passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2006 at her home in Scotts Hill. She was born May 11, 1908 in Henderson County to the late John and Cumi Patterson McCollum. She was a retired employee of Salant & Salant, the oldest member of Scotts Hill Methodist Church, and a member of The Red Hat Club and Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Cecil Milam, two brothers, Dee McCollum and Mack McCollum, and a sister, Billie Cole. Survivors include her son, Robert Milam of Scotts Hill, three daughters, Jeanette Kelley and Brenda Brown of Clearwater, FL, and Christine Martin of Memphis, a brother, J. C. McCollum of Scotts Hill, and three sisters, Hettie McCollum and Rita Young of Scotts Hill and R. T. Mitchell of Texas, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Saturday, August 19, 2006 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial will follow in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday August 19, 2006 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill from 11AM -2PM. Cemetery: Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery Highway 114 South Scotts Hill, TN 38374

IDA (BARTHOLOMEW) MILAM - Services for Mrs. Ida Bartholomew Milam were Friday at Reeds Chapel with Covie Renfroe officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery. Mrs. Milam, 79, died Wednesday night at her home after a long illness. She was a Henderson County native and a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves her husband, Bob of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Fesmire of Lexington, Inez Milam of Wilson NC and Mrs. Cornelia Baird of Brownsville; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Douglas and Mrs. Florence Cody both of Lexington; a brother, Howard Bartholomew of Wildersville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8/5/81

JOHN HENDERSON MILAM, aged 78 years, one month and five days, died Tuesday morning the 2nd. inst. at his home three miles west of Bargerton and his funeral was held at Pleasant Hill Wednesday afternoon, Revs. J. H. Cason and Waller Fowler, his former pastors officiating. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Roscoe and Lonnie. Mr. Milam was a member of the Southern Methodist Church, a law-abiding citizen and there was no better man than he in the home. He was fully conscious of his approaching death and in making disposition of his affairs said that he wanted to be laid away neatly and that while he was none too good to be carried to the graveyard in a wagon, he desired to be carried in a hearse. He was a son of the late Jim Milam and brother of the late Hart (M. H.) Milam. Mrs. Dolly Milam widow of Dr. Henry Milam, and her son, Hal attended the funeral.
(The Lexington Progress, September 5, 1930)

OPAL MILAM - Funeral services were Tuesday March 9, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery. Mrs. Milam, age 90 died Sunday March 7, 2010 at her home. She is survived by two sons, Randal (Becky) Milam and Joe (Teresa) Milam of Lexington and six grandchildren. She was preced by her husband Fay Milam and a daughter Rannie Faye Milam.
Lexington Progress 10 March 2010

ROBERT J . MILAM - Services for Bob Milam are today, Wednesday, November 4, 10 a.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Lewis Cemetery. Mr. Milam, who was 96, died Monday, November 2, at Bells Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer. He leaves two daughters, Inez Bayne and Cornelia Baird, both of Brownsville, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

ROSCOE GREY MILAM Sr. - Services for Roscoe Grey Milam Sr. were Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with Clayton Joyner officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Milam, who was 96, died Sunday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He leaves a son, Roscoe G. Milam Jr. of Memphis; a step-son, James E. Morgan of Jackson and a step-daughter, Mrs. Chester Parham of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, August 1, 1979

SARAH ELIZABETH (WILSON) MILAM who lived near Crucifer in the second district, died May 22, 1931, and was buried the following day with services conducted by Rev. E.F. McDaniel. Mrs. Milam was 78 years old, having been born January 8th, 1853, the daughter of Henry and Lucinda Wilson. She was married May 20, 1881, to Mr. M.H. Milam, who died several years ago. The children born to them survive: Edgar, Luther, Sam, James, Mrs. H.N. Giles, and Mrs. J.H. Laws. She is also survived by brothers and sisters, James, Robert, and Joe Wilson, Mrs. Julia Douglas, Mrs. Jennie Hays and Miss Dicie Wilson.

SUSAN ELEVALINE MILAM was born May 18, 1854 and died October 11, 1933, aged 79 years. On December 11, 1873, she was married to John H. Milam, and to this union were born four children, two surviving, Roscoe and Lonnie, and one grandson, R. G. Milam, and one brother, Jack Williams. She had been a member of the Sharon Methodist Church for sixty years. Rev. Charles S. Parker conducted the funeral services with interment at Pleasant Hill.
(The Lexington Progress, October 20, 1933)

WENDELL T. MILAN - Services for Wendell T. Milam age 49, were Monday, May 9, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in McBride Cemetery in Sardis. Mr. Milam died Friday at his home in Sardis. He was a truck driver for ROgers Farm Supply. He was preceded by one son, Wesley Thomas Milam. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Debbie Milam of Scotts Hill; his parents, Willie and Webbie Milam of Sardis; his daughter, Felicia Westerman of Scotts Hill and two grandchildren; two brothers, Steven and Barry Milam of Sardis; his grandmother, Lessie Tucker.
Lexington Progress 25 May 2011

BETTY JEAN MILLER - Graveside services age 75 are scheduled for 10:00 July 24, 2008 at Lexington Hospital with Bro. Randall Woods officating. Burial will follow. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge. Mrs. Miller died Tuesday in Lexington (7/22/08). She was preceded by her husband Mr. Jessie Miller. Survivors include her four sons, Jerry, Sammy and Ernest of Lexington and Terry of Sardis; two daughters, Shelia McCoy and Judy Elvington of Lexington and several brothers and sisters.
Lexinigton Progress 23 Jul 2008

CLEAO MILLER - Services for Cleao Miller are today Oct. 12, 2011 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel - burial follows at Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, age 96, died Oct. 11, 2011 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Miller; two brothers, Joe D. Baker and Forbus Baker, one sister Laeado Baker. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Scott, Holladay and six grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 12 Oct 2011

JAMES WESLEY MILLER - Mrs. James Wesley Miller Sr., age 61, died at JMCGH. He lived in Lexington. There was no visitation or service. The family chose cremation. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Victoria L. Miller of Lexington, two sons, Ron and Tim Miller of Lexington; three daughters, Theresa Willis and Dorothy Devore of Lexington and Tina Tiles of CA, and his mother Ruth J. Miller of CA, sox brothers, Chuch, John, Ken, and David Miller of CA, one sister Ida Yerby of Butler TN; fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded by one son, James Welsey Miller Jr. and his father, Floyd W. Miller, and two brothers Carl and Richard of CA.
Contributed by the Lexington Progress 22 October 2008

KATIE L. MILLER - Services for Mrs. Katie L. Miller, 80, were conducted Monday afternoon from Bargerton Church of Christ by Grayden Tynes. Mrs. Miller, a native countian died Sunday morning at her home near Bargerton. She leaves four sons, J.A. of Cedar Grove, C.A. of Juno, B.A. of Jackson, J.O. of Norwood Ohio; two daughters Mrs. Gertrude Smith of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Joe Wheeler of Jackson; and a brother John Long of Scotts Hill. Burial in Cemetery with Lexington Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 20 June 1952

LENA BELL (BUCKLEY) MILLER , Born December 15, 1915 in Hardin County, TN to Earnest and Elsie Churchwell Buckley. Departed this life October 15, 1992 in Lexington, TN. Married to O.C. Miller,who preceded her in death March 12, 1978. To this union were born six children, five who preceded in death. Survivors include a daughter, Patty Parham; her mother, Elsie Buckley Johnson; 3 grandchildren, Natalie, Steven, and Dawn, all of Lexington;Three aunts, Menyon Williams, Savannah,TN, Bertha Buckley and Luvenia Siner, Pontiac, MI; one uncle, Roscoe Churchwell, Clifton, TN, numerous friends and cousins.
Lexington Progress

LESSIE (JOWERS) MILLER , age 89, died Thursday Dec. 10, 2009 in Lexington. She is survived by a daughter, Mildred Jowers of Lexington,,, a brother Ray Gilbert of Lexington; a sister Lorene Wheeler of Misouri. Services were Sunday Dec. 13, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Jowers cemetery.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 2009

MIRL ESTER McPEAKE MILLER - Services for Mirl Ester Miller were Friday at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, who was 75, died early Wednesday morning at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Huntingdon. She leaves her husband, Henry D. Miller of Huntingdon; a daughter, Lorene Jordan of Lexington; a step-son J. C. Miller of Yuma; a foster son, Raymond Scott of Michigan; a sister, Katherine Williams of Lexington; a half-sister, Anna Lou Geans of Lexington; a grandson, three foster grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. [Note: Buried as Mirl McPeake]
The Lexington Progress, Wednesday, January 29, 1986

OPAL HAYES MILLER was born in Henderson County May 12, 1934, the daughter of the late Jim and Farris Stubblefield. She passed away at the age of 79, July 31, 2013 in the Marshall County Medical Center, Guntersville AL. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by two brothers, Robert Noland and Jerry Wayne Stubblefield of Lexington. Opal lived in Guntersville for 23 years. She was employed with the Piggly Wiggly working in the bakery for over 20 years. After retirement in 2009 she and her husband later moved to Albertville AL. She is survived by her husband, Allen Miller; two children Shirley Hayes, Phoenix and Norman Hayes of Lexington; three sisters; Louise Dodds, Alice Alerjo, Barbara Shirley, on brother Joe Stubblefield, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Burial in Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Lexingotn Progress Aug 7, 2013

WESLEY MILLER - Services for Wesley Miller were held Saturday, July 16 at Greater Life Church in Lexington with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Miller, age 41, died late Wednesday in Nashville. He was an Employee Development Manager at Dayco. He is survived by his wife, of 16 years, Pam Miller of Lexington; his mother, Joan Miller of Lima, OH, his step-daughter, Laken Sims of Lexington; his sister, Alaina Herman of Lima, OH; and a step-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his step-son, Anthony Sims.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005

ETHEL MILLINDER - Services for Ethel Millinder, age 100, were held Oct. 29, 2012 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with burial following in Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery. Ms. Millinder died Saturday at her home. Survivors include three sons; Charlie, David and Danny Millinder and daughters, Margaret Rushing, Myrtle Millinder, Mary Hopper, Ruby Millinder and Wanda Millinder and many grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband C.G. Millinder, two sons, John T. and Harold Millinder.
Lexington Progress 31 Oct 2012

ANNIE MAE MILLNER - Funeral services for Annie Mae Millner were Thursday June 4, 2009 at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Sardis Cemetery. Mrs. Millner, age 75, died Tuesday June 2, 2009 at the Lexington Manor. She is survived by a son David Glenn Millner of Sardis; a sister, Margaret Maness of Jacks Creek; a brother, Johnny Rushing of Henderson; and a grandaughter. She was preceded by her husband Billy Glenn Millner.
Lexington Progress 10 Jun 2009

LOUISE (MOORE) MILLNER - Services for Mrs. Louise Moore Millner were Tuesday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the Bible Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Millner, who was 72, died Sunday at Ridgewood Health Care Center in Milan. She was a retired restaurant worker and a Pentecostal. She leaves a brother, Will Eather Moore of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, November 20, 1985

RANDALL LYNN MILLNER - Services for Randal Lynn Millner were June 8, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial at Independence Cemetery. Mr. Millner, age 45, of Huron, died June 6, 2010 in Lexington. He is survived by a daughter Chasity Millner of Parkers Crossroads; two sons, Dakota and Peyton Millner of Jacks Creek; his parents Willie and Virginia Millner of Huron; a sister, Pam Buch of Huron; and a brother Richard of Huron.
Lexington Progress 9 Jun 2010

SUE (BURKHART) MILLNER - 83, passed away on June 18, 2013. She was born on July 18, 1929 in Smith KY, the daughter ofPope M. and Grace (Cowan) Burkhart. She attended Gradwohl School of Medical Technology in St. Louis MO and began working as a Medical Technologist. She married Gordon D. Millner on Sept. 2, 1950 in Harlan KY. They had one daughter, Ann Millner. They lived and worked in Harrogate, Clarksville and Nashville TN and retired to their farm at Reagan. Sue was active in the Presbyterian Church and the Home Demonstration Club in the community. She loved antiquing, gardening, cooking, sewing and a range ofcrafts including making dolls, rugs, quilts, afghans, baskets and ornaments. Sue is survived by her daughter F. Ann Millner, brother, Pope Edward (Donna) Burkhart; and sister Patricia A. Kamper and their families. She was preceded by her husband and parents. Graveside services will be June 29, 2013 at the Marl Bluff Cemeetery.
Lexington Progress 26 Jun 2013

STEVIE RAY MILLNER - age 49, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2012 in Lexington. He is survived by his mother Euda Lucille Helms Millner of Sardis; 1 son, Steven Millner of Parsons; 2 daughters, Amber Sellers and Autumn Millner both of Sardis; and 1 sister Brenda Stone of Sardis. He was preceded by his father Kenneth Millner. Services were June 22 at Sardis United Methodist and burial followed in Sardis Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 27 Jun 2012

VESTER D. MILLNER - Services are today at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Revs. James Dennison and Wendell Todd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Millner who was 80 died suddenly at home in Huron Monday. He leaves four sons, Dewey, Willie, Max Ray all of Huron and Euel of Gary IN; four daughters, Mrs. Bernard Fesmire, Malissa Millner, Mrs. Maurine Hester Scott, all of Huron and Mrs. Bobbie Nell McGill of Lexington; one brother Cagnor Millner of Huron; six sister, Mrs. Veler Garner, Mrs. Hester Harris, Mrs. Tancy Joyner, Mrs. Elsie Maness, all of Huron, Mrs. Etta Blackstock of Lexington, Mrs. Tillie Todd of McRay AR; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 14 February 1979

WILLIE MILLNER - age 77 ofHuron, died June 7, 2013 at his home. He is survived by his wife Virginia, a daughter Pamela Moore Bush of Crucifer; a son Richard Lee Millner of Crucifer and 7 grandchildren and special friends, Beth and Olivia James. He was preceded by a son; Randall Lynn Millneer. Services were June 9 at Reeds Chapel with burial in the Independence Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 12 Jun 2013

CYNTHIA ANN MINCEY - Services for Miss Cynthia Ann Mincey were Tuesday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Cletus Duke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Miss Mincey, who was 17, died Sunday night at St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis after a long illness. She was a Lexington native and a Methodist. She leaves her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore of Lexington and a sister, Mrs. Donald Bain of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, July 28, 1982

JAMES CALVIN MINCEY Services for James Calvin Mincey were Sunday at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Cledus Duke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Mincey, who was 41, died Saturday morning at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a farmer of Chesterfield. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Martha Mincey; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Bain of Lexington and Miss Cynthia Mincey of Chesterfield; one brother, Alvin Mincey of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Jernigan of Dyersburg and his father, James Mincey of Dyersburg.
The Lexington Progress, December 19, 1973

J.B. MINCY , aged 71, son of the late John Mincey died May 30, 1938 at his home in Wildersville. He is survived by his wife and five daughers, Mrs. Lessie McCay, Annie Mincey of Wildersville; Victoria Mincey, Steele MO; Mrs. Vernie Weeks, Jackson and Mrs. Albert Todd of Wildersville. Two brothers survive; Andy of Oklahoma and Lafayette of Wildersville.
Lexington Progress June 3, 1938

JOHN MINCY - The Progress last week failed to chronicle the death of Mr. John Mincey, an aged citizen, at his home near Safford in the old 18th district. Mr. Mincey was always a man of probility. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and a staunch Democrat. Some three years ago he became affected with dropsy and since last Christmas was mostly confined to his home and bed. Recently he became paralyzed and to his people it became evident that the death summons would not be long delayed. Mr. Mincey was three times married and reared a large family. For many years he was a good friend and patron of the Progress.
The Lexington Progress May 19, 1905

ERNEST W. MITCHELL was born August 20, 1918 in the Prospect Community of Henderson County. He was one of twelve children born to Arbie Elizabeth Harwell and John Walter Mitchell. He passed away Friday, April 9, 2004 at Decatur County General Hospital. He attended rural schools in the Liberty and Prospect area and graduated from Scotts Hill High School in 1938. On October 16, 1938 he married R.T. McCollum. Two children were born to this union Johnny Spencer Mitchell and Marilyn Mitchell. R.T. McCollum Mitchell now resides in New Braunfels, Texas. Ernest was employed by the State of Tennessee for twenty years as a wild life officer. He retired from his duties as a wild life officer in 1976. At this time he returned to the family farm where he had lived as a child. In 1966, Ernest married Mary Shannon Peppers. Mary had three daughters Sandra, Linda, and Sheri Peppers. He loved farm life, enjoyed nature, hunting, fishing, and sports. But most of all he enjoyed being surrounded by his family, friends, and helping neighbors in the community. Ernest was a diligent worker in the Liberty United Methodist Church. He inherited from his mother an unbounded love and commitment to this his church. Ernest united by Baptism with the church in 1944. In 1956 he moved his membership to the Hohenwald, TN United Methodist Church where he and his family were living. After retirement he returned to the church of his youth, Liberty United Methodist Church, remaining there until death. His intense belief in the power of our heavenly father gave him comfort and strength as he walked the pathway of life, especially as he struggled in his last years with failing health. He served on the Decatur County School Board for twelve years, and took great pride in the accomplishment of the school system. He felt fortunate to represent the parents and children of his district and county. Attending school events especially basketball games was a passion for Ernest. He supported the Scotts Hill teams by his presence until declining health intervened. Funeral Services were held Sunday, April 11, 2004 at Liberty Methodist Church in Scotts Hill, TN. Interment followed at Liberty Cemetery. Ernest Mitchell is survived by his devoted wife Mary Peppers Mitchell, Sardis, TN. One son Johnny Spencer Mitchell (Shearon) New Braunfels, Texas. One daughter Marilyn Mitchell Le Fevre (Joseph) Kileen, Texas. Four grandsons Jeff Mitchell (Nancy) Farmington, New Mexico, Greg Mitchell (Cho-Nai) Concord, California, Fatrick Le Fevre (Heather) Boston, Mass, and Justin Le Fevre, San Marcos, Texas. Two great-grandchildren Jane Lee and Mason Spencer Mitchell, Concord, California. Three step daughters Sandra Peppers, Memphis, TN, Linda Peppers Hayes, Savannah, TN., and Sheri Cotham (David) Nolensville, TN. Four step granddaughters Katie and Lisa Hayes Savannah, TN., Carla Cotham, Nolensville and Christi Cotham Jackson, TN. One brother Kenneth Mitchell (Aileen) Scotts Hill, TN. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Walt and Arbie Mitchell, sisters Avis Mitchell, and Gladys Pratt, brothers Tom, Harry, Lilburn, Gordon, Brice, Harwell, Clyde and Clifford Mitchell.
(Decatur County Chronicle)

MARY (McNEELY) MOFFITT , wife of E.M. Moffitt, died at her home near Lexington of typhoid fever Wednesday night after an illness of three weeks. Deceased stood as a bride four weeks before at Hymen's Altar and gave her heart and hand to the husband of her choice. It seems hard to give up one so young, so lovely and just on the eve of a happy married life. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband.
West Tennessee Whig, April 16, 1887

MONCAGUS MOFFITT ,age 39, passed away on Nov. 3, 2012 in Lexington. He is survived by 2 sons,Justin Lavon and Draven Daniel Moffitt; 2 brothers, Stephonce and Joseph Seets; 8 sisters, Shikeena, Telisha, Yasmine, Kisicha, Lela Seets, RachelHodge, Tashicha Shelby, Laura Schmidgall and Mary Moffitt, Claudia Seets, Venus Moffitt and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Nov. 9, 2012.
Lexington Progress

TRIXIE MOFFITT - Funeral services for Mrs. Trixie Moffitt were held Thursday morning at 11 at Pafford Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Edwin Deusner officiated, assisted by Rev.J.F. Taylor of Sardis. Mrs. Moffitt was 63. She was the daughter of the late Joe H. and Eliza Pearson Moffitt and was born and reared in Lexington. She made her home here until about six years ago when she moved to Sardis. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband T.J. Moffitt of Sardis; three sisters, Mrs. Eula Sykes, CA; Mrs. Vera Parrish, Fulton KY and Mrs. Joe Henry Smith, McKenzie; two brothers, Pearson of Gary IN and Grapel of San Angelo TX. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress October 5, 1951

PAUL MONCHER - Funeral services for Paul Moncher were Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at Reed’s Chapel, Lexington. Mr. Moncher, retired law enforcement officer, age 76, died August 25, 2007, at Mapelwood Nursing Home. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Moncher; three daughters, Debra Lowrance, Spring Creek, Joy Chumney, Kay Blankenship both of Cedar Grove, three sons, Mike Moncher, Spring Creek, Wade Williams, and George Bouchard, both of Cedar Grove; one half-sister, Opal Brasfield, Nashville; thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress August 29, 2007.

ALVIN FAY MOODY , Services for Mr. Alvin Moody were March 14, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Dyers Chapel. Mr. Moody, age 62, died Thursday in Jackson. He was preceded by his father Coy Moody and one sister Clara Nell Hall. Survivors include his wife Wanda; a son Justin Moody; a daughter Tammy Dyer; his mother Vernie Moody; a half sister, Susie Moody; a sister Wilma Moody and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 21 Mar 2009

ARCHIE MOODY , was born June 6, 1864 and departed this life February 17, 1951 making his stay on earth 86 years 8 months and 11 days. He leaves to morn his departure the following children; Mrs. Zelphis Moody of Reagan,Mrs. Lela Moore of Beech Bluff, Mrs. Pearl White of Lexington and Mrs. George Bingham of Reagan. Three sons Daniel and Oliver Moody of Reagan and Lanzie Moody of Scotts Hill, several grand children and a vast host of other realtives. He was widely known and numbered his friends by his acquaintances and to lend a helping hand to someone he could help was his greatest enjoyment. Although in ill health for several months, he bore his afflictions with patience. Burial was in Crowell Chapel conducted by T.C. Jowers.
(Lexington Progress Feb 23. 1951)

ARDELL LOU MOODY - Graveside service for Ardell Moodyw were at Central Grove Cemetery November 22, 2009 with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Mrs. Moody, 54, of Bolivar, formerly ofLexington passed away Friday Nov. 20, 2009 in Memphis. She was the daughter of the late Vester and DorothyMae Moody. She is survived by two sisters, Wanda (Johnny) Scott and Betty Moody, both of Lexington; two brothers, Robert Lee Moody of Lexington and Dennis Lee Moody of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 25 Nov. 2009

BEATRICE MOODY - Services for Mrs. Beatrice Moody were conducted Tuesday morning from Center Grove Baptist Church by the Rev.Elmo Blakney. Mrs. Moody died early Monday at Webb-Williamson Hospital in Jackson of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been ill for some time. She was 60. She is survived by her husband Ambrose O. Moody, two sons, Richard and Vester both of Lexington; and a daughter, Miss Louise Moody, also of Lexington. Burial was in the nearby cemetery with Pafford in charge.
(Lexington Progress 24 Nov. 1950)

CHARLES KENNETH MOODY - Funeral services for Charles Kenneth Moody were Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at Reeds Chapel, Scotts Hill. Mr. Moody, bus driver, age 68, died August 25, 2007, at his home. Survivors include his wife Becky Moody, two sisters, Gertie Moody, Scotts Hill, Laverne Smith, Milan; one son, Terry Moody, Henderson; six daughters, Vickie Johnson, Murfreesboro, Kim Moody, Scotts Hill, Cindy Bates, Parsons, Sandy Hayes, Lexington, Vickie Alexander, Lexington, Tina Johnson, Decaturville; two brothers, Elwayne Moody, Henderson, Raymond Moody, Henderson; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elige A. Moody and Lela May Moody; four brothers, Connie, Paul, DeWayne and Lynn Moody.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress August 29, 2007.

CHRISTINE MOODY - Graveside services for Christine Moody, age 76, were Saturday Oct. 2, 2010 at Sand Ridge Cemetery with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Moody died Tuesday in Parsons. She was retired from IBM. Survivors include her two brothers, LaVaughn Moody of Parsons and Randy Moody of Centerville; three sisters, Doris Hanson of Kauai HI, Dona McCain of Grand Prairie TX and Mary Shanholtzer of Huntsville AL.
Lexington Progress 6 Oct 2010

DALLAS (POWERS) MOODY - Services for Mrs. Dallas Powers Moody were Saturday afternoon at the Oak Grove Methodist Church with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Moody, 76, died at her home early Friday morning. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She leaves a son, Warren Cecil of Murfreesboro; seven daughters - Mrs. Hattie Schillinger, Mrs. Inez Sorden both of St. Louis, Mrs. Ann Frank of Greensboro NC, Mrs. Violet Maxwell of Scotts Hill, Mrs. Swain Roberson, Mrs. Nina Scates both of Memphis and Mrs. Rachael Deere of Murfreesboro; three brothers, Jesse Powers of Jackson, Herbert of Scotts Hill and Auburn of Fresno CA; two sisters Gertrude Powers of Scotts Hill and Mrs. Arbie Powers of Lexington; 14 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren and 3 gg grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 March 1966

DELPHIA (THOMPSON) MOODY - Services for Mrs. Dellphia Moody, 86, were March 9, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Moody, passed away, Wednesday at her home in Scotts Hill. She was born Jan. 25, 1926 in Decatur Co to the late Charlie and Esther Brasher Thompson. She was an employee of I-Appel in Scotts Hill for over 30 years and a member of Red Walnut Church of Christ for many, many years. She waspreceded by her husband James Coy Moody, her son, Charles Larry Moody, her daughter Deborah Kathy Jones, a brother, Paul Thompson and two sisters, Grapel Riggs and Ruth Roberts. Survivors include her daughter Janice Kay Rosson of Franklin, two sisters, Shirley Jarrett of Linden and Grace Svehlak of Hohenwald, eight grandchildren, Ricky Moody, Angela Puckett, Donna Pusser, Kimberly Fusco, Emily Hamilton, Kevin Rossen, Nicholas Marrs, and Theresa Ester.

DOROTHY (MANESS) MOODY - Services for Mrs. Dorothy Maness Moody were Sunday, August 18 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial was in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Moody, age 63m died Thursday, August 15, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She leaves her daughters, Sheena Woods and Sandy Hayes of Lexington, one son, Link Milam of Lexington, one brother, Roger Maness of Lexington, one sister Estelle McPeake of Lexington and five grandchildren. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
The Lexington Progress, August 21, 2002

ELLEN (JACKSON) MOODY , aged 69 years, died last Saturday and was buried at New Hope, near the former home of the family. Mrs. Moody was the mother of thirteen children, of whom twelve are living. No further information has been furnished us, but a woman who has known Mrs. Moody seventeen years, says she was a good, hardworking wife and neighbor. A few days before her death, Mrs. Moody suffered a stroke of paralysis and pneumonia developed, soon making her case a desperate one. A woman who has had the experience of Mrs. Moody in life is entitled to something better in eternity.
Lexington Progress 3 April 1936

GERTIE MAE MOODY - Funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Mae Moody were Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home at Scotts Hill with Bro. Curtis Wilson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Moody, the widow of Edward Moody, was a retired cook at South Side School and member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She died Friday Sept. 18, 2009 in Parsons. Survivors include her daughter Wanda Romine (George) of Reagan; her son, Dennis Moody (Cheryl) of Scotts Hill; and two grandchildren; a sister Laverne Smith (Jerry) of Milam; two brothers Elwayne Moody and Raymond Moody (Dorothy) both of Henderson. She was preceded by her brothers; Connie, Paul, Dewayne, Lynn and Charles.
Lexington Progress 23 Sep 2009

GLORIA KAY MOODY - Memorial services for Gloria Kay Moody, age 56, were held June 5, 2012 at Shepherds House Church. Ms Moody passed away on May 30, 2012 in Jackson. She was born 27 Jul 1955 in Lexington. She was preceded by her father Paul Moody and a half sister, Ridonna Sue Kelley. Survivors include her daughter Ashley Grace, her mother Thelma Moody and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress June 6, 2012

JAMES FRANKLIN MOODY - Services for Rev. James Franklin Moody, 55, were Monday May 5, 2008 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson, Dr. jack Price, and Bro. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Moody, a minister died Saturday 5/3/2008 at his daughters home in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Janice, a son Kevin of Lexington; and daughter Ashley (Michael) Crouch of Jackson; his mother, Katie Moody of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 7, 2008

JANICE PEARL (SIMPSON) MOODY - Services for Janice Moody will be August 3, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Moody age 59, died Monday August 1, 2011 in Jackson. SHe is survived by a son, Kevin Moody of Lexington, a daughter, Ashley (Michael) Crouch of Jackson; her mother Minnie Roberts Simpson; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband Rev. James F. Moody, her father, Paul Simpson, a sister Judy McClean and her mother in law, Katie Moody.
Lexington Progress 3/8/2011

JANIE (BRITT) MOODY , age 63 of Scotts Hill, TN. passed away early Sunday, August 26, 2007. Mrs. Moody was retired from Salant & Salant. Mrs. Moody was preceded in death by her father Mr. Frank Britt and her mother Mrs. Edith Fesmire Britt. She is survived by her husband, Billy Wayne Moody of Scotts Hill, and one daughter, Tammy Powers of Scotts Hill, TN. Mrs. Moody is also survived by three brothers, Paul F. Britt and David Britt both of Lexington, TN. and James Leon Britt of Michigan. She is survived by three sisters, Patty Tyler of McKenzie, TN., Mary Ann Brittain of Parsons, TN. and Louise Dickie of Michigan. Mrs. Moody is also survived by one grandson, Scotty Shane Powers. Visitation for Mrs. Moody will begin at 6:00PM on Sunday, August 26, 2007 and continue until funeral time at 2:00PM Tuesday, August 28, 2007 with Bro. Bobby Beechman officiating. Internment will follow in Judson Cemetery in Henderson County.

JOHNNY MOODY - Services for Johnny Moody were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. George Bolen, officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Mr. Moody, 73, died Monday (June 21, 1971) at Lexington Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the county and a laborer. He leaves two sons, Earl of Lexington and Bill of Illinois; a stepson, J.B. Christopher of San Francisco; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hall and Mrs. Flossie Wood both of Lexington; five brothers, Granville, Albert and Elvin of Lexington and Luther and Ernest of Jackson and four sisters, Mrs. Milin Johnson of Reagan, Mrs. Alice Osborne, Mrs. Virgie Hardin and Miss Lillie Moody all of Jackson
Lexington Progress 24 June 1971

JOHNNY Junior MOODY - Graveside services for Johnny Junior Moody, were Thursday March 26, 2009 at Lexington Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Moody a U.S. Army Veteran age47, died Monday in Lexington. Survivors include his fourChildren, Charles McClearly and John Elvis Moody of Rodchester NY, Tyler and Angela of Lexington; two sisters Deborah Bailey of Lexington and June Haynie of Porter TX and several grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 1 April 2009

KATIE (DUNN) MOODY - Services for Katie Moody will be July 6, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Moody, age 89, of Lexington died Sunday July 3, 2011 in Jackson. She was a retired factory worker and a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter -in-law, Janice Moody of Lexington; two grandchildren, Kevin Moody of Lexington and Ashley (Michael) Crouch of Jackson. She was preceded by husbands Elus Moody and John R. McPeake; a son Rev. James Moody and brothers Lonnie Scott, Henry Dunn, and Curry Poteete.
Lexington Progress 6 Jul 2011

MARSHALL LEON MOODY - An eight-year old child was electrocuted about 3 p.m. yesterday when he grabbed an open 110 volt wire. Marshall Leon Moody was pronounced dead on arrival at Lexington Hospital where he had been rushed by Lexington police. His mother, Mrs. Lee M. Maness, received treatment and was released. She attempted to pull her son loose from the wire. Officials said the boy had grabbed the wire which had been placed to stop dogs from overturning garbage cans. W. T. McClain knocked both the mother and boy loose from the hot wire. The boy’s body is at Pafford Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
The Lexington Progress, July 2, 1964
- Services for Marshal Leon Moody, 8, were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Veal Woods officiating. Burial was at Mazies Chapel cemetery. The boy was killed Wednesday afternoon when he took hold of an open 110 volt wire near his home on South Main. He was in the second grade. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mack Maness and his step-father, Mr. Maness; his father, Andrew Moody; two half brothers, Jimmy Lee and Charles Ray Maness; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, July 9, 1964

MINNIE MOODY , one of the counties oldest Negro women, living near Timberlake, where she was well known, died September 5, 1940. She was 93 years old. Funeral services were conducted September 16 at Kizer Cemetery with Wright-Timberlake in charge of interment.
Lexington Progress Sept. 13, 1940

RICHARD MOODY - Services for Richard Moody were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Mazies Chapel cemetery. Mr. Moody, who was 66, died Tuesday morning at Jackson General Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was a retired timber worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Addie Mae Moody of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Madine Wood and Mrs. Linda Brewer; three sons, J. D. Moody, Alvin Moody and Thomas A. Moody; a brother, Vester Moody, all of Lexington; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 9, 1987

RICHARD MOODY - 1951-2011; loving father, grandfather, brother and husband, after a brave fight succumbed to cancer on May 13, 2011 in his home in Sardis TN. Rick was a 23 year veteran of the US Navy Seabees as a Builder, and retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1993. He spent most of his honorable service stationed on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Navy Construction Battalion Center Gulfport MS. During that time he made several oveseas - deployments while assigned to Mobile Construction. His greatest personal military achievement during his service ws being selected to Chief in 1988 and that would only be enhanced by how proud he was when his son, Chris was selected to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 2006, in keeping with a strong family tradition of military service and leadership. Rick's military pride was only overshadowed by how proudhe was of his title of PapPaw, by his four grandsons. He was very proud of all of his grandsons that he simply referred to as his boys. He loved the outdoors and he passed on that love when he made sure that he was there to teach his boys fishing, camping, horseback, riding and golfing. All of these lessons provided by their pap paw will be fondly remembered. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Larcon Richard Moody and mother, Dixie Evelyn Ferrell Moody. He is survived by his wife ELizabeth Moody of Sardis, His son Christ Austinnn, daughters, Sabrina Austin and Kirsten Moody, grandsons; Justin Austin, Tyler AUstin, Brandon Austin and Alexander Moody, his sister Cathy RIvers, and brother Skip Rivers.

SUZANNA MOODY - Services for Suzanna Moody will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Moody, age 46, died Monday, July 11 at her home. She was a factory worker at Volvo Penta. Survivors include her husband, Thomas A. Moody of Lexington; a son, Steven Moody of Lexington, her mother, Earlia Lou Sterling of Parsons; and 2 brothers, Cary Sterling and Ronnie Sterling both of Parsons.
The Lexington Progress, July 13, 2005

ULYSSUS S. MOODY - Services for Ulysses S. Moody, 70, were conducted from Oak Grove Methodist Church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Edwin Deusner and the Rev. Elmo Blakney. Mr. Moody died Saturday (4 Aug 1951) at his home in the Middleburg Community after suffering a stroke of paralysis. Born in Henderson County, Mr. Moody was the son of the late A. J. and MerlineMoody. He was married to Ella Powers on April 24, 1910. In addition to his wife he is survived by six children; Cooper L. Mrs. Clettis Johnson and Mrs. Maereaner Todd, all of Scotts Hill; Mrs. Bertha Bartholomew, Lexington; Alf Moody, Jeffersonville IN and Odell Moody of Humboldt. Seventeen grandchildren also survive. Mr. Moody was a primitive baptist. Burial was in the church cemetery with Wyley and Gurley Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 10 June 1951

WANDA MAE (PEARSON) MOODY - Services for Mrs. Wanda Pearson Moody were Sunday at Poplar Corner Pentecostal Church with the Rev. O. R. Meggs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Moody died Friday night at Wm. F. Bowld Hospital in Memphis. She was 41. Mrs. Moody was a former Lexington resident and had been an employee of milan Army Ammunition Plant. She leaves her husband, J. D. Moody of Huntingdon; her father, Ernest Pearson; a son, James Pearson; a brother, Glenn Pearson; and a sister, Mrs. Vauncille Priddy, all of Lexington.
(The Lexington Progress, June 1, 1972)

WILBERT L. MOODY - Funeral services for Mr. Wilbert L. Moody, age 62, were 5:00 p.m. Sunday AUgust 10, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Fuenral Home with Bro. Terry Cobb officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cem. Mr. Moody died early Friday at his home in Memphis. He was born October 6, 1945 in Henderson County to the late Athel and Bertha Moody. He was a route salesman for Canteen Corp. in Memphis. He was preceded by one son, Michael Maness. SUrvivors include his wife of 38 years, Linda Moody of Memphis, his two sons, Terry Maness of Collierville and Allen Moody of Memphis, two daughters, Diane Maness of Memphis and Phyllis (Donald) Morris of Lexingtno, fifteen brothers and sisters, and five grandchildren, Anthony Maness, Justine and Brandon Morris, Kacey and Kelly Maness.
Lexington Progress 13 August 2008

WILLIE DEES MOODY - Services for Mrs. Willie "Dees" Moody were Friday at Oak Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Yancy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Moody, 79, did Wednesday night at Lexington Manor after a long illness. She leaves three sons, Daolton Moody, Billy Moody and Coy Moody all of Scotts Hill; two daugthers, Mrs. Blondell Lowry of Ontario CA and Mrs. Tharnell Creasy of Caruthersville MO; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5 Sep 1917

CORA LUNN MOORE wife of L.B. Moore, died early Thursday morning at her home in Huntingdon Hwy. In ill health for the past year and a half, Mrs. Moore succumbed at 7:30 a.m. Death was attributed to a heart attack. Services are scheduled for this Friday morning at 10 at Pafford Funeral Home. The Rev. O.C. Wrather and the Rev. Edwin E. Deusner will conduct. Mrs. Moore is a native Henderson Countian and had lived at Darden nearly all her life. A few years ago, she moved to Lexington. In early life she became a member of the Darden Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Moore is survived by three children: Mrs. Herbert Davis, Lexington; Mrs. Joe Lyles, Memphis, Mrs. James Cochran, Dyersburg; a sister Mrs. Luther Neely Jackson. Three children proceeded her. Four grandchildren also survive.
Lexington Progress 2/9/1951

GLENN MOORE - Services for Glenn Moore were Friday Jan. 28, 2011 at Darden Pentecostal church. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery. Mr. Moore, age 85, died Jan. 25, 2011 at Jackson Hospital. He was preceded by two brothers, Billy Moore and Ray Moore; two sisters, Pauline Harper and Van Douglas. He is survived by his wife Beatrice Taylor Moore, Clifton; one son, Randy G. Moore, Clifton; one brother Carl Moore; two sisters, Irene O'Quinn, Clarksville and Leona Graves, Memphis.
Lexington Progress 2/2/2011

- Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Lou Moore, 77, will be 2 p.m. Saturday November 20, 2004 at Reeds Chapel. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery. Mrs. Moore, a retired factory worker, died Thursday November 18, 2004 at her home. Survivors include her husband, Willis A. Moore of Cedar Grove, two daughters, Gail Essary of Cedar Grove and Colleen Kee of Parsons; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Photo and Obituary provided by Jimmy White Mt. Gilead Baptist Church

JOE WHEELER MOORE - Graveside services for Joe Wheeler Moore of Memphis, formerly of Lexington, were Friday at Lexington Cemetery with Dr. E. E. Deusner conducting. Earlier services were in Memphis at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Dr. Brinkley Morton officiating. Mr. Moore, who was 46, was found dead Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. He attended school here and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. He had served in the Navy. He was associated in business with his uncle and was a communicant of Grace-St. Luke’s. His father, J. W. Moore, a salesman, died in 1944. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Iva Allen Moore; two daughters, Miss Lee Moore and Miss Jo Moore, all of Memphis; and his mother, Mrs. A. M. Wood of Hattiesburg, Miss.
The Lexington Progress, May 30, 1973

MAMIE (KENNEDY) MOORE who was born Mamie Kennedy, made her advent into this world at Knoxville in 1877 and departed this life at Memphis June 8th, 1923. When Mamie Kennedy was eleven years old, her father moved to Texas and in that state she married W. L. Moore, a Tennessean, April 27th, 1906. To this union were born and who survive, Billie, age 15, and Harold, age 7. About nine years ago the Moore family came to Lexington and nearly two years ago moved to Memphis, Mr. Moore's business being moved from Lexington to that city. While here Mrs. Moore made a host of good friends who loved her for her many admirable traits of character. When young she became a member of the Christian Church and in that faith she lived devotedly to the end. Besides her husband and two sons, Mrs. Moore is survived by her father, two brothers and five sisters, and her father was with her at the time of an operation which was performed some time prior to her death. She had been in failing health for six months and her last four weeks were spent in a hospital, where every possible effort was made to save her life. The remains were brought to Lexington and were interred last Sunday afternoon, Prof. J. O. Brown officiating in the funeral service and paying splendid tribute to the intellectual, spiritual and domestic beauties of her life and character.
(The Lexington Progress, June 15, 1923)

NEVA MAE (BUTLER) MOORE - Services for Neva Moore, 81, of Lexington were Saturday June 14, 2008 at Reeds Chapel-Lexington. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cem. Mrs. Moore passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Lexington Manor. She was the daughter of the late William Carl and Edna (Welch) Butler. She was the widow of Roger Lee Moore, a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Gayle Hatchett, Lexington, Deborah Kay Roberts of Cedar Grove; two sons, Roger Dale Moore, Dyersburg and David Larry Moore, Antioch; one brother, William Carl Butler Jr of Decaturville; ten grandchildren. She was preceded by a brother Charles Curtis Butler.
Lexington Progress 18 Jun 2008

JAMES PAUL MOORE - 71, of Huntington TN passed away August 11, 2010 at the Jackson Hospital. Funeral services were Friday August 13, 2010 in the Chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Jamison Cemetery. Brother Wayne Holmes, Brother Steve Callicoat and Brother Craig Evans officiated the services. Mr. Moore was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Decatur County TN by the late William Troy and Elsie (Pratt) Moore. He was the former ownder and current manager of I-Mart # 108 in Parkers Crossroads and attended Davis Chapel United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Moore, a daughter, Melissa Morgan of Huntingdon, a son Paul Wayne of Parsons, two sisters, Linda (Robert ) Rhodes of Parsons, Brenda Evans of Spring TX, two brothrs, Bobby (Judy) of Jackson and Tony (Dewanna) Moore of Parsons. He also leaves two grandchildren, Rachel Morgan, Adam Moore and a host of nieces and nephews. Paul will be greatly missed.
Lexington Progress 8/18/2010

RILEY C. MOORE - Services for Riley Moore were Wednesday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Moore, who was 69, died Tuesday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and was disabled. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Singleton and Mrs. Louise Millner, both of Huron and a brother, Will Eather Moore of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, June 25, 1985

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