OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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ACIE LEE MANESS - Services for Acie Lee Maness were Saturday August 21 at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Beecham and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Maness who was 72, was dead on arrival at Jackson General Hospital. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jewell Kelly Maness; three sons, James Lee of Nashville, Edward and Willie both of Lexington; two stepsons, Kenneth Hensley and Stephen Hensley both of Lexington, a step-daughter Freda Perry of Lexington; four brother, O.D. Maness, Dent Maness, both of Lexington, Junior Maness and Granville Maness both of Buena Vista Tn; four sisters, Edna Woods of Lexington, Eva Noles, Doris Noles, Bonnie Thompson, all of Buena Vista; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8/19/1993

ADDIE (RENFROE) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Addie Renfroe Maness, 92, will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Mays Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens and Will Goff officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Maness died Monday night at the home of her daughter Mrs. Pealer Grimsley, after a long illness. She was a native of Henderson County and a Baptist. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Bell Pate of Lexington, Mrs. Verdie Stegall of Parsons, and Mrs. Odie Mae Flowers of Imokalee, Fla.; a brother, Madison Renfroe of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Eller Pirtle and Mrs. Ardie Woods of Lexington; 30 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The body will be at Mrs. Grimsley’s residence until services.
The Lexington Progress, May 11, 1971

ALANNA MANESS - Services for Alanna Nicole Throgmorton Maness were Saturday, January 1 at Reed's Chapel with burial in Central Grove Cemetery. Alanna, age 3 weeks, died Thursday Dec. 30, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital of heart failure. She leaves her mother, Latashya Throgmorton of Lexington, her father, Jeremy Maness of Lexington; her grandparents, Joyce and Jessie Throgmorton, Cathey Scates, Jerry Maness, all of Lexington; great grandparents, Ruby Maness of Lexington, Boyd and Marie King of Medina, Sylvia Lowe of Madisonville KY and Ernie Lowe of Michigan.
Lexington Progress 1/5/2000

ALLIE MAE (HAYES) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Allie Mae Maness were Monday Nov. 14, 1994 at Central Grove Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reeds chapel was in charge. Mrs. Maness, 86, died Saturday Nov. 12, 1994 at Jackson General Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Nolie Maness. She leaves a son, Roy Lee Maness of Lexington; a daughter, Earnestine Burton of Lexington; two brothers, Sammy Hayes of Martin and Henry Hayes of Jopa IL, three grandchildren, five great and a great grand grandchild.
Lexington Progress 11/16/1994

AMANDA MANESS - Services for Amanda Leigh Maness were Tuesday Oct. 17, 1995 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Amanda, 16, died Sunday Oct. 15, 1995 at Lexington Methodist Hospital of injuries sustained in a car wreck. She was a student. She leaves her father and mother, Willie Lee and Belinda Maness, Lexington, a brother, Patrick Todd Maness of Lexington, a grandfather, James Todd Lexington and grandmothers, Lucille Maness and Jeanette Todd both of Lexington.

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Services for Amanda Leigh Maness, 16, will be at 3 p.m. today at Central Grove Baptist Church in Henderson County with Mr. Craig Venable, Bible teacher at Jackson Christian School, Mr. Mike McKee and Mr. Don Franks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Amanda died Sunday October 15, 1995 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Amanda was the daughter of Willie Lee and Belinda Gail Maness of Lexington. She attended Jackson Christian School, where she was a junior, a member of the Spanish Club and as a sophomore played on the school basketball team. She played softball with the City League in Lexington and enjoyed horses and horseback riding. She was crowned Miss Regal of 1993, was Junior Miss Jackson and also crowned Miss Pin Oak. Amanda worked part time at Booth's Restaurant in Lexington. Other than her parents she is survived by her brother, Patrick Todd Maness of Lexington; her grandparents James P. and Jeanette Toddy and Lucille Maness all of Lexington; her uncles, James Maness, Edward and Judge James D. Todd and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Asa Lee Maness. Pallbearers will be Ty Garner, Ryan Hayes, Aaron Lyles, Mike Todd, Kevin Crider and Jason Gustafson.
Lexington Progress 18 Oct. 1995

ANITA M. MANESS - Services for Mrs. Anita Jordon Maness were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Denison officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 43, died Friday at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Felicia WOod of Lexington, a son, Kenny Maness of Van Buren AR; her mother Mrs. Sula Jordon of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Rorie of Clarksville, Mrs. Doris Jean Green of Bolivar and Mrs. Shirley Schooneover of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 3/22/1988

ANNIE (REYNOLD) MANESS - Services were held at Oak Grove Baptist Church by Rev. T.C. Jowers on Tuesday for Mrs. Annie Reynold Maness who died near Brownsville Monday morning following a long illness. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Maness was 88 years old and a member of the Oak Grove Church. She leaves four sons, James of Jackson, Joe, West and Roy all of Brownsville; four sisters Mrs. Becky Maness, Henderson, Mrs. Tom Lindsey, Lexington, Mrs. Joe Scott and Mrs. Fred Barrels of Milan. She leaves eighteen grandchilden.
Lexington Progress 18 April 1952

ASA LINCOLN MANESS , aged about 65 years, died last Saturday at the home of his son, Lincoln Maness, of near Parsons. Deceased formerly lived in this community. His death was caused from poisoning resulting from frozen feet. Both feet were recently amputated at the Baptist Hospital in an effort to save his life, but his system was too badly affected to survive. His burial occurred last Sunday at Mt. Ararat Cemetery near Darden.
The Lexington Progress, March 6, 1936

BARBARA JANE (BUCK) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Barbara Buck Maness will be today at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Jones officiating. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 49, died Monday at Good Lark Hospital in Dickson. She was the widow of Aaron Maness. She leaves two daughters Mrs. Sheila Kay Alexander of Lexington and Mrs. Vickie Diane Pewitt of Bon Aqua; a son, Coy A. Maness of Lexington; her mother, Mrs. Zelma Cox of Lexington; a sister Miss Bobbie Jean Buck of Lexington and a grandchild.

BECKY (ALEXANDER) MANESS - Funeral services for Mrs. Becky Maness, age 70, are scheduled for Tuesday, January 23,2007 at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. Miles Roberts and Bro. Royce Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Maness died Saturday in Jackson. She was born September 22, 1936 in Henderson County to the late Robert and Josie Bell Maness Alexander. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Lee Madison Maness and one son, Marshall Leon Moody. Survivors include her four sons, Jimmy Lee (Faye) Maness, Charles Ray, James Earl, and Thomas Dewayne Maness, a brother, Robert Alexander, Jr., a sister, Jewell Dean McIntosh, sixteen grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren, all of Lexington.
Pafford Funeral Home

BERTIE JEAN (HOLMES) MANESS , age 78, of Middlefork community, died on Feb. 26, 2012 at Jackson Hospital. She was born to Dee W. and Beulah Holmes. She has two brothers, Donald Ray and Bobby Neal. She was proceeded by her husband Frankie Dennison Maness, her parents Dee W. and Beulah Holmes and brother Rober Paul Holmes. Also preceding her was her son Terry Neal Maness and his son, Frankie, who Bertie raised as her own child after his mother's illness and subsequent death. She is survived by her son Stephen Dennison Maness of Jackson MS. Interment followed in Middlefork Community Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 29 Feb 2012

BESSIE (HAYES) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Bessie Hayes Maness were Saturday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Harold Hopper and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Maness who was 85, died Friday at her home after a long illness. She was a retired merchant. She leaves nieces and nephews.
Lexington Progress 2/13/1980

BILLY RAY MANESS - Services for Billy Ray Maness were Monday Sept. 20, 1993 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the Church of Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery near Reagan. Mr. Maness who was 47, died Friday at Lexington Methodist Hospital of injuries suffered in a car accident. he was a Vietnam veteran and owned and operated a timber cutting service. He was a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife Mrs. Wanda Moody Maness of Reagan; a son Tony Ray Maness of Reagan; a stepdaughter, Christy Hughes of Reagan; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Maness of Reagan; four brothers, Jerry Maness, Roger Maness, Sam Maness, all of Reagan; and Odell Maness of Saltillo; two half brothers Dennis Parker of Beech Bluff, Preston Parker of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Brenda Tillman of Reagan and Mrs. Wanda Faye Manley of Lexington and a grandchild.
Lexington Progress 9/22/1993

CAROL JANE MANESS - Services for Mrs. Carol Jane Maness will be Thursday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Maness, who was 53, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was an employee of Johnson Controls. She leaves her husband, Clois Maness of Darden, two daughters, Susan Watson and Darla Wallace, both of Lexington; a stepson, Charles Lee Maness of Darden; her mother, Mrs. Leva Jane Maness of Lexington; a brother, Robert D. Maness of Wildersville and three sisters, Mary Katherine Hendrix of Darden, Marie Davis of Lexington and Judy Maners of Bath Springs.
The Lexington Progress, January 17, 1996

CHARLES DAVID MANESS - Services for Mr. Maness were Tuesday January 20, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Jones Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 48, died Sunday in Jackson. He was a former chief deputy for Decatur County. Survivors include his wife, Gina of Sardis, and three stepsons, his sister, Judy Dickerson of Parsons.
Lexington Progress 21 Jan. 2009

CHARLES ALTON MANESS - Graveside services for Charles Alton Maness were Saturday Oct. 12, 1996 at Lexington Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home was in Charge. Mr. Maness, who was 59, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996 at his home at Yuma. He was a retired employee of Bailey's Sawmill. He leaves a son David of Parsons; a daughter, Judy Dickerson of Parsons and a grandchild.
Lexington Progress 10/16/1996

DAVISA D. MANESS - Services for Davisa Dawn Maness were Tuesday May 13, 1997 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Miss Maness, who was 18 died Saturday May 10, 1997 at Vanderbilt Univ. Hospital, Nashville. She was a student at Jackson State Community. She leaves her parents, Don and Patricia Hardin Maness of Lexington, a brother, Ashley, Don of Lexington; a sister, Elizabeth Pulley of Bath Springs, a grandfather Junior Hardin of Lexington and a grandmother Ruby Maness of Lexington.

DENNER MANESS - Services for Mrs. Denner E. Maness were Saturday December 9, 2000 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reds Chapel. Mrs. Maness who was 75, died Thursday December 7, 2000 at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Jackson of cancer. She was retired from Century Electric. She leaves her husband Onnie D. Maness of Lexington; a son Richard C. of Lexington; a sister Ivory White of Lexington; a brother Carols Lindsey of Lexington.
Lexington progress 12/13/2000

DENNIS RAY MANESS - Services for Dennis R. Maness were Monday May 8, 2000 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Maness, 71, died Saturday, May 6, at Jackson General Hospital of heart failure. he was a retired construction worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Maness of Lexington; a daughter, Dottie Lindsey of Lexington; a son Jacky of Lexington; four sisters, Edna Woods, Eva Noles, Doris Noles, Bobbie Thompson of Beuna Vista; two brothers, Onnie D. Maness of Lexington and Granville Maness of Beuna Vista; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 5/10/2000

EARLIE L. (DAVIS) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Earlie Davis Maness were Monday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest Wood and Jack Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mrs. Maness, 72, died Saturday at Jackson General Hospital. She leaves her husband, Dent Maness of Lexington, two sons, Mack and Jimmy Darrell both of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Reeves of Lexington, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

EDNA MANESS - Services for Mrs. Edna Gertrude Maness were Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 91, died Thursday Feb. 24, 2000 at her home of heart failure. She was a retired cook. She leaves a daughter Bonnie Anderson of Lexington, a sister Bertie Connally of Jackson.

ELMER FAY MANESS - Funeral services for Mr. Elmer Fay Maness, 62, will be held Thursday May 30, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Center Grove Cemetery in Henderson County. Mr. Maness died Sunday May 26, 2002 at Methodist Health Care Lexington Hsp. He was the son of the late Harrison and Ola Mays Maness and was born in Henderson County. Mr. Maness served in the United States Navy at the time of the Bay of Pigs. He was an employee of Tool Products and was Baptist in faith. Mr. Maness was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Maness on November 16, 1995. Survivors include two sons, William L. and Robert A. of Reagan; one daughter Tina M. Gary of Henderson ; one brother Hoover of Lexington; two sisters, Shirley Mullikin of Lexington and Emma Jean Kindrick of Milan; seven grandchildren, fourteen nieces, thirteen nephews.
Jackson Sun 5/29/2002

ERNEST H. MANESS - Services for Ernest H. Maness were Thursday November 21 at Central Grove Baptist Church, followed in the Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 87, died November 19 at West TN Skilled Nursing Center. He is survived by his wife Sue Dyer Maness of Sardis, two sons; Harold Maness of Lexington and Danny Maness of Lexington, one daughter Clara Mae Covington of Memphis, seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Excell Maness. Parsons Mortuary was in charge of the services.
Lexington Progress 11/27/2002

ETHEL MANESS - Services for Mrs. Ethel Frazie Maness were Sunday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Ernest Woods and Jack Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mrs. Maness, 92, died Friday morning at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a homemaker and the widow of Dewey Hobert Maness. She leaves three sons H.D. Maness, Ray and Hobert Jr. all of Lexington; four daughters, Mrs. Lorene Jowers, Mrs. Nell Mays, Mrs. Pauline Woods and Mrs. Helen Woods, all of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild.
Lexington Progress 27 Mar 1991

FLOSSIE MANESS - Services for Mrs. Flossie Stewart Maness were Sunday March 7, 1999 at Palestine Cumberland Presb. Church. Mrs. Maness, who was 96, died Friday, March 5, 1999 at Lexington Meth. Hsp. She was a retired school teacher. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Mohler of Mankato KS; & a brother Elmer Stewart of Lexington.

FRANKIE DENNISON MANESS SR - Services for Frankie D. Maness will e Thursday December 18, 1997 at 1:30 p.m. at Reed's Chapel with burial in Middlefork Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 65, died Monday Dec. 15, 1997 at his home. he was a retired construction worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bertie Jean Maness of Luray, two sons, Steve of Jackson MS and Terry of Luray; his mother Mrs. Edna Woods of Lexington, a sister Bonnie Anderson of Lexington and four grandchildren.

FRANKIE DENNISON MANESS JR - Services for Frankie Dennison Maness Jr. were December 22, 2009 at the Middlefork Road Baptist Church with burial following in the Middlefork Cemetery. Mr. Maness, age 33, of Luray died Sunday Dec. 19, 2009 in Jackson. He is survived by his father Terry Maness and stepmother Wanda both of Lexington; a sister, Brandy Maness of Jackson; his grandmother by whom he was raised Bertie Jean Maness of Luray and a great-grandmother Beulah Holmes. He wa spreceded by his mother Sherry Maness and grandparents Frank Maness and Vernon and McNeva Rogers. --- rest is lost..
Lexington Progress 23 Dec 2009

FRED MANESS - Services for Fred Maness were held at Liberty Church Sunday afternoon. Mr. Maness was seriously injuried while with the pipeline near Gallatin last spring. He leaves his father, W.R. Maness; his wife Dorothy, one daughter, Brenda and several brothers and sisters.
Lexington Progress 30 Nov. 1956 (Buried Liberty Cemetery Decatur Co TN)

GARY WAYNE MANESS - Services for Gary Wayne Maness were Monday, March 27, at Bible Grove Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 21, was dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital of Lexington Sunday, March 26, following a car accident. He was an employee of Trico Tool & Die. He leaves his mother, Jean Stegall Maness of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, March 29, 2000

GRETCHEN MANESS - Services for Mrs. Gretchen R. Maness were Thursday at Hinds-Smythe Cosmopolitan Funeral Home in Memphis with burial in Holmes Cemetery in Scotts Hill. Mrs. Maness, 85, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis after a short illness. She was formerly of Scotts Hill and a Baptist. She leaves her husband Frank Maness of Memphis.
Lexington Progress 3/16/1988

GUY L. MANESS - Services for Guy L. Maness were Nov. 2, 1985 at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 71, died Nov. 1, 1985 at his home on Teakwood Drive. He was a native of Henderson County and a retired employee of Coca Cola after 32 years. He leaves hi wife Mrs. Lura Hart Maness of Lexington, a son Harold W. of Henderson; three brothers, Herman of Enville, Bonnie and Edward both of Milledgeville; a sister Mrs. Edna Cagle of St. Louis MO and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 20 Nov 1985

HATTIE SUE (DYER) MANESS , age 80, of Sardis, passed away on Monday March 17, 2014, at her home in Sardis. She is survived by a brother, Earl Dyer of Sardis. She was preceded by a son, Ricky Broadway; her parents, Roy and Velda Dyer; and her husband Ernie Maness. Funeral services will be Wednesday March 19 (2014) at 1 PM at Reeds Chapel in Scotts Hill, with burial to follow in the Doe Creek Cemetery.
Lexington Progress March 19, 2014
Doe Creek School

HERSCHEL DENT MANESS , age 88, of Lexington died June 12, 2011 at home. He was a retired loger and farmer. Survivors include 2 sons Mack Maness, Jimmy Darrell Maness, 2 sisters; Lorene Jowers and Helen Woods, 2 brothers Hobart Maness Jr. and Ray Maness, 4 grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife Earlie Maness, a son Wayne Maness and 2 sisters Nell Mays and Pauline Woods. Funeral services were June 14, 2011 at Central Grove Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.
Lexington Progress 15 June 2011

IRENE MANESS - Services for Irene Maness were Jan. 18, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Maness age 91 of Lexington died Monday Jan. 17, 2011 at her home. She is survived by a daughter, Patsy Walker; three sons, Jerry, James and Jimmy all of Lexington; three sisters Delphia Riffle, Dorothy Maness and Shirley Martin and fourteen grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 19 Jan 2011

J. W. MANESS , 63, died Wednesday at Henderson County Community Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Reed's Chapel with burial in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mr. Maness, the husband of Ann Maness, also leaves three daughters, Dian Maness of Memphis, and Julie Maness and Renee Maness, both of Lexington; two sons, Ricky Byrd of Alabama and Terry Maness of Collierville; three sisters, Helen Ecker, Delphia Todd and Ruthie Mowell, and three brothers, James Harold Maness, Bobby Maness and Jerry Maness, all of Lexington and five grandchildren.
The Jackson Sun, July 31, 2003

JAMES ANDREW MANESS - Services for Mr. James A. Maness will be Thursday, August 15 at 4 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Maness, age 76, died Tuesday, August 13 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired factory worker from Magnetek. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and a member of Corinth Baptist Church where he was a Deacon for over 40 years. He leaves his wife; Pauline Maness of Lexington, one son, Parker Maness of Lexington, two daughters; Deloris Gean Maness of Darden and Cathy Gilliam of Parsons, one brother; Mark M. Maness of Lexington, one sister; Lillie Aldridge of Decaturville, eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son and daughter Roger Dale Maness and Deborah Kay Maness. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of the service.
The Lexington Progress, August 14, 2002

JAMES EDGAR MANESS - Services for Mr. James Edgar Maness will be Thursday October 17, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Wildersville Baptist Church. Burial will be in Jones Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 72, died Monday October 14, 2002 at Lexington Meth. Hospital. He was an United Auto Worker. He leaves one son, Bill Altom of Yuma, one brother, Edward Maness of Martin, two sisters, Patricia Gerhardt of Lexington and Louise Gerleve of Wildersville and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10/16/2002

JAMES ELLIS MANESS - Services for Mr. Maness, 38, were Sunday at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Maness, who died in a house fire, was an employee of Azbill’s Sawmill. He leaves two daughters, Miss Jamie Maness and Mrs. Jennie Maness; his mother, Mrs. Mae Garvey; three brothers, Lee Maness, John Paul Maness, and Roger Maness; two sisters, Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Dorothy Moody, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, December 26, 1973

JAMES ELMER MANESS - Services for James Elmer Maness, age 77, are scheduled for 11 a.m. June 25, 2009 at Expressway Church of Christ with Steve Wilkinson, Kerry Mallard, and Jim Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis Cemetery, Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Maness died early Tuesday June 23, 2009 at his home. He was born July 19, 1931 in Henderson County to the late oscar and Mandy Maness. He was a farmer and a member of Expressway Church. He was preceded by his first wife, Virginia Woods Maness and a son, Joe K. Hare. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lewis Maness of Wildersville, a son Kerry (Kimberly) Mallard of Wildersville, three daughters, Debby (Steve) Wilkinson of Lexington, Kathy (Nerry Dale) Thomas of Westport and Sherry (Kent) Trabert of Wildersville, a brother, Ersie B. (JoAnn) Maness of Lexington, a sister, Velma (Jack) Adams of Huron, eight grandchildren, Matt Wilkinson, Lee (Holly) Wilkinson, Eric and Ryan Hare, Mandy Thomas, Kendall, Kortney, and Kristen Mallard and one great grandchild, Lucas Wilkinson.
Lexington Progress 24 Jun 2009

JAMES THOMAS MANESS , Services for James Thomas Maness were Sunday at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Connie Burton officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 69, died Saturday morning at City of Milan Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of WW II. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Herlene Kee Maness; four stepdaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Mandy Maness and Mrs. Ocie Carey, both of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 9/5/1984

JAMES WILBURN MANESS - Services for Wilburn Maness were Friday October 4, 1996 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 63, died Wednesday, October 2, 1996 at Lexington Hospital. He was retired. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Taylor Maness of Lexington; a son Ronald of Lexington; two brother, Murray and Joe Herman Maness, both of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10/9/1996

JEREMY RAY MANESS - Services for Jeremy Ray Maness were Saturday Nov. 4, 2000 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Maness, who was 20 died Thursday, November 2, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital of injuries received in a car accident. He was an employee of FCPI Construction Co. Jackson. He leaves his parents, Cathy Scates of Lexington, Jerry Maness of Lexington; a sister Tracy Baugh of Lexington, a brother, Tim Bristentine of Nashville and grandparents Ruby Maness of Lexington and Boyd and Marie King of Medina.
Lexington Progress 22/8/2000

JESSIE McKINLEY MANESS - Services for Jessie McKinley Maness were Tuesday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Maness died Sunday night at his home here after an illness of six months. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mae Maness; four sons, Lee M. Maness, James Maness, John Paul Maness and Roger Dale Maness, all of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Lou Annie French, Mrs. Esther McPeake, Mrs. Dorothy Jones, all of Lexington; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Tate and Mrs. Arthur Grimsley, both of Lexington, Mrs. Birdie Stegall of Parsons and Mrs. Oddie Mae Martin of Immokalee, Fla.
The Lexington Progress, October 14, 1965

JIMMY HARRISON MANESS - Services for Jim Maness were Thursday at Parsons Mortuary with burial in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Maness, who was 70, died Tuesday at Jackson General Hospital after a long illness. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Velma Barker Maness of Parsons; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Daugherty of Parsons; a son, Danny Maness of Parsons; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Gilbert of Darden and Mrs. Nola Hendrix of Linden and a brother, Sammie Maness of Parsons.
The Lexington Progress, January 17, 1990

JOHN RILEY MANESS - Funeral services for Mr. John Riley Maness are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday March 4, 1999 at Central Grove Baptist Church with Bro. James Chumney officiating. Burial will follow in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Maness died early Tuesday in Lexington. Mr. Maness was born April 10, 1917 in Henderson County to the late Frankie and Liddie Woods Maness. He was married to the late Neva Jane Hays. He was a member of Central Grove Baptist Church. Besides his parents and wife, Mr. Maness was preceded in death by four daughters, Arlene Maness, Mary Ann Maness, May Hellen Maness and Carman Jane Maness. Survivors include four sons, Jerry Maness of Scotts Hill, Thomas Maness of Lexington, Willie Maness of Jacksonville, AR and John Wayne Maness of Luray; two daughters, Mary Frances Moffitt and Velma Faye Maness both of Lexington; 23 grandchildren including Angela Spain, Darlene Tate, Thomas Maness, Carol Wallace and Teresa Bedwell; and 22 great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 3/3/99
Memory - April 28, 1930 would have been their 60th Wedding anniversary. We lost our dear mother August 16, 1969 and lost our father March 2, 1999. We had our father a little longer than mother. Now they ae together after 30 years.

JOHN PAUL MANESS - Services for John Paul Maness were Wednesday at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Connie V. Burton and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 43, died Tuesday at Lexington Meth. Hsp. after a two month illness. He was a native of Henderson County, an employee of McPeake Roofing Co. and a Baptist. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mae Grimsley Alexander; two sisters; Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Dorothy Moody, both of Lexington and two brothers, Lee M. and Roger Dale both of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 8/14/1985

JOHN WAYNE MANESS - Funeral services for Mr. John Wayne Maness, age 51, wereSunday, June 14, 2009 at Central Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Brad Davis and Bro. Dale Gravett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maness died early Thursday in Jackson. He was born June 16, 1957 in Lexington to the late John Riley and Neva Jane Maness. He was an employee of MIG and a Baptist. Mr. Maness was preceded in death by one brother, Riley Frank Maness and four sisters, May Helen Maness, Arlene Maness, Mary Ann Maness Jowers, and Carmen Jane Maness. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vicki Maness of Huron, two stepchildren, Robert Rickman and SUnshine Gant; a special nephew James Steven Hubbard of Huron, three brothers, Jerry William (Pat) Maness, Thomas Lee (Gail) Maness of Lexington and Willie Ray (Sunny) Maness of Jacksonville, AR; two sisters, Mary Frances (Sam) Moffitt and Velma Fay (Jimmy) Maness all of Lexington and several nieces and nephews.
Lexington Progress 17 Jun 2009

KAYLIN MACKENZIE MANESS - Graveside services for Kaylin Mackenzie Maness are today June 17, 3 p.m. at Central Grove Cem. Parsons Mortuary in charge. Kaylin, infant daughter of Jon Maness and Shelley Maness, Lexington, died June 15, 1998 at Jackson General Hospital. She also leaves a sister, Danielle Maness; grandparents, Danny and Beverly Maness of Lexington, Beckie Bledsoe of Jackson and David and Janie Rogers of Scotts Hill. Great grandparents are Earl and Lou Moody, Earnest and Sue Maness, Burma Sue Rogers and Velrie Morris.
Lexington Progress 6/17/1998

LEE MADISON MANESS - Services for Lee Madison Maness were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Nathaniel Jones and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Maizes Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Maness, who was 58, died late Wednesday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Becky Alexander Maness of Lexington; four sons, Jimmy Maness, Charles Maness, James Maness, Thomas Maness, all of Lexington a brother, Roger Dale Maness of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Estelle McPeake and Mrs. Dorothy Maness both of Lexington and seven grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 15, 1989

LENA FRANCES MANESS - Services for Mrs. Lena Frances Maness were Monday, April 20, at Bible Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reed's Chapel was in charge. Mrs. Maness, who was 75, died Saturday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Rev. Joe Maness. She leaves four sons, James H. Maness, Bobby G. Maness, Jerry W. Maness, all of Lexington and J. W. Maness of Winterhaven, Fla.; three daughters, Helen Ecker, Ruthie Mowell, both of Lexington and Delphia Todd of Parsons, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 22, 1992

LESLIE MANESS - A fatal shooting affair occurred last Saturday night about eight o'clock, two and a half miles east of town in which Leslie Maness was shot to death by his cousin W.M. Maness. It seems that Leslie Maness went to the home of W.M. Maness and a general quarrel ensued, resulting in Leslie getting the contents of a shot gun in his body, causing instant death. W.M. Maness lived with his daughters, his wife having died some years ago. After the shooting W.M. Maness bringing his shot gun with him, came to town and surrendered to the sheriff and was placed in jail to await a preliminary hearing which will be held after the holidays. Leslie Maness was the son of A.L. Maness and wife and leaves a wife and eight children, the children being by a former wife who died a few years ago. He 38 years of age. His burial occurred at Central Grove Cemetery Sunday afternoon the services being conducted by Rev. G.W. Kolwyck.

LEVA JANE (ARNOLD) MANESS - Services for Leva Jane Maness, 87, will be at 4 p.m. today at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be at Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, a retired Brown Shoe Co. employee, died Saturday at Lexington Methodist Hospital of a stroke. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lee Maness Sr., two daughters, Carol Maness and Mary Katherine Hendrix and her son Willie C. Maness Jr. She is survived by Marie Davis of Miledgville, and Judy Maners of Bath Springs, her son, Robert Maness of Wildersville, and her sister Estelle Beacham of Kennett, Mo.
The Jackson Sun, May 21, 2001

LUCILLE (RUSSELL) MANESS - Funeral services for Lucille Russell Maness, age 84, are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Central Grove Cemetery. Ms. Maness died early Monday at her in Darden. She was a retired assembly/plating worker for Johnson Controls. She was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Arthur, Homer, Bob, and Jim Russell and tow half sisters Velma Welch and Maude McDaniel. Survivors include her three sons, James Lee Maness of Westmoreland, Tennessee, Edward Maness and Willie Lee Maness both of Lexington; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress

LULA BERNIECE (STEWART) MANESS - Services for Bernice Stewart Maness were held Friday, June 18, 1993, at 2 p.m. at Reeds Chapel in Lexington. The Rev. Hoyt Wilson and J. T. Todd officiated. Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 80, died Wednesday night, June 16, 1993, at the Lexington Methodist Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Reagan, the daughter of Alfred and Electa Stewart. She was married 53 years to Murray Maness. She attended college at Freed-Hardeman in Henderson, Tenn., and began teaching in the Henderson County School System at Center Hill. She later taught at Reed School, Roberts and Oak Grove until she was named Materials Director for Henderson County Schools. She received a Bachelors Degree from Bethel in McKenzie. She served as Librarian at Lexington High School for three years and taught at LHS until she retired from teaching in 1973. In 1975, the County Library moved from the Courthouse. Mrs. Maness served as director of the public library from 1975 to 1991 and was instrumental in the growth and success of the local public library facility. After retirement, she continued with her work in the field of education tutoring students with reading problems at LHS and volunteering at the Everett Horn Library. She attended the First Baptist Church and was assistant teacher in the Faith Class. She belonged to the Willa Stewart Circle of WMU. She taught the Georgia McCall class for several years and organized the Ruth Class. She was a member of the Henderson County Retired Teachers Association, a member of the GOP Women, and an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Aux. Survivors are her husband, Murray Lee Maness of Lexington; a son, Murray Stewart Maness of Houston, TX; two grandsons, Christopher Stewart Maness and Craig Lee Maness of Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Louise Smith of Henderson and Virginia Lockley of Memphis.
Lexington Progress 16 Jun 1993

LUCY (HEMBY) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Lucy Hemby Maness will be today Wednesday at 2:30 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Maness who was 63, died Tuesday at Lexington Manor. She was a Methodist. She leaves a son, Charles Maness of Lexington; three brothers, Winston Hemby of Bemis, Oscar Hemby of Parsons, Edward Hemby of Lexington; a sister Mrs. Jenny Hays of Lexington and two grandchildren.

LURY (DUKE) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Lury Duke Maness will be Thursday June 17, 1999 at Peebles Funeral Home, Somerville TN. Burial will be in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 93, died Monday June 14, 1999 at Tippah County Hospital, Ripley MS. She was a native of Henderson County. She leaves five daughters, Erma Sublett of Newport VA, Lucille Gray, Frances Childers both of Savannah TN, Shirley Geogens and Joyce Murnane both of CA; a son Bobby Maness of Ashland MS; two brothers, Floyd Duke of Jackson and Ira Duke of Lexington; a sister, Ruth Wood of Lexington and 19 grandchildren.

MABEL ETHELINE (WOOD) MANESS - Services for Mabel E. Maness, age 63, will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Randall Wood, Rev. Glynnie Phelps and Rev. Jimmy Stewart. Burial will be at Bible Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Maness died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1993 at HCA Regional Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Mazies Chapel Baptist Church, the GOP Republican Women's Club and VFW Auxillary Post 1294. Mrs. Maness is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ethel Wood of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Wilda Jones of Pinson, Tn. and Mrs. Belinda Thompson of Lexington; a granddaughter, April Thompson of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Burton and Naomi Frizzell, both of Lexington; three brothers, Samuel Troy Wood and James L. Wood of Lexington and Dossie Wood of Parsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Maness. Pallbearers to serve are: Steve Bowers, Murray Maness, Paul Roberts, Paul Latham, Johnny Hayes and Guy Walker.
The Jackson Sun, December 2, 1993

MAISY MANESS - A deplorable accident occurred last Wednesday when Maisy Maness was fatally burned at her father's home a few miles beyond Hinson Springs. She was standing with her back to the fire when her dress became ignited. She ran into the yard and another child threw a bucket of water on her head, thus saving her face from being burned. However, she was severely hurt and died late Saturday afternoon, March 21, 1931. She was the daughter of J.G. Maness and was 13 years old. She was a bright and winsome child who was greatly loved by her family and classmates. Funeral services were conducted at Central Grove by Rev. Kolwyck.
Lexington Progress March 27, 1931

MARY ZENA MANESS - Services for Mrs. Mary Maness were Tuesday, March 19 at the Decatur County Funeral Home. Burial in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Darden. Mrs. Maness, age 78, passed away on Monday, March 18 at the Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons. She was a retired factory employee. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Chandler of Parsons; three sons, Gary Hayes of Sugar Tree, Robert Weatherford of Decaturville, and Glen D. Weatherford of Gainsville, FL., one sister, Pauline Maness of Chesterfield. Other survivors include seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 20, 2002

MARY ANN MANESS - Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Maness were Monday, November 28, 1994 at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Maness who was 48, died Saturday, November 26, 1994 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was an employee of Brown Shoe Co. She leaves four sons, James Anthony Maness, James Steven Hubbard, Terry Allen Shirley and Roger Brandon Jowers, all of Lexington; two sisters, Velma Faye Maness and Mary Frances Moffitt both of Lexington; four brothers, Thomas Maness, Jerry Maness , John Wayne Maness, all of Lexington and Willie Ray Maness of Little Rock AR and one grandchild.
Lexington Progress 11/30/1994

MICHAEL LYNN MANESS - Services forMichael Lynn Maness were Tuesday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Panis officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 22, died SUnday morning at his home in Memphis. He was assistant manager of Food Rite Groceries. He was a Baptist and coach of the Frazier Tee Ball team for the past three years. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Moody of Memphis, two sisters, Mrs. Linda Diane Maness of Memphis and Miss Phyllis Moody of Scotts Hill and two brothers, Terry Allen Maness and Allen Lynn Moody, both of Memphis.
Lexington Progress 3/18/1987

NOAH LEE MANESS - Services for Noah Lee Maness, 54, were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Reed's Chapel funeral home with the Revs. Earl Owens and J.D. Abbott officiating. Burial was in Central Grove Cemetery near Lexington. Mr. Maness, a farmer, died Monday night at Jackson-Madison County Gen. Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Lexington, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Maness. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Norene Mays, Mrs. Flostene Doyle, Mrs. Christine Maness, Mrs. Macrene Waddle and Mrs. Mildred Jowers all of Lexington.
The Times, Lexington 5/23/1984

NOLAN BRYCE MANESS - Funeral services for Nolan Bryce Maness, infant, are scheduled for 1:00PM, Friday, February 16, 2007 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Jowers Cemetery. Bryce passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2007. Nolan Bryce was born December 2, 2006. He is survived by his loving mother, Brittney Harris of Lexington, his loving father, Jeffery Maness, Jr. of Lexington, two older brothers, Hunter and Hayden, maternal grandparents, Donald & Vicki Jowers of Lexington and Mickey Earl Harris of Parsons, Paternal grandparents, Jeff and Annette Maness of Jackson, Aunts, Chelsi Jowers, Jenny Arnold, Tara Jowers, Brandie Dudley, and Uncle Cody Maness, Great grandparents, David & Wilma Sue Odle of Parsons, Bobby and Jean Stewart of Parsons, Mr. Major Clinton Maness of Henderson , Robert and Gloria Thomas of Medon. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Leisa Maness of Jackson. The family will receive friends today from 4-10PM and tomorrow, 10AM until time of service. Although Bryce was on this earth for such a brief time, he leaves behind his family and loved ones with a lifetime of love and memories. He will always be our precious little angel.
Pafford Funeral Home

NOLLIE B. MANESS - Services for Nollie B. Maness were Monday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie V. Burton and David Cooper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral home in charge. Mr. Maness who was 79, was pronounced dead on arrival at Methodist Hospital of Lexington after a heart attack. He was a native of the county a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, ALlie Mae Maness ofLexington, a son, Roy Lee Maness of Lexington; a daughter, Earnest Burton of Lexington; a sister Dennie Roberts of Huntingdon and three grandchidlren.
Lexington Progress 7/30/1986

NORA MANESS , aged 65 years, died March 21, 1926 at her home on Brown's Creek from pneumonia. Her funeral occurred at Central Grove on the 23rd.
Lexington Progress 26 March 1926

O.B. "BUDDY" MANESS - Services for O. B. "Buddy" Maness were Saturday, August 26, at Reed's Chapel with burial in Palestine Cemetery (Incorrect - he was buried at Jowers Cemetery). Mr. Maness, who was 57, died Wednesday, August 23, at his home. He was a retired truck driver. He leaves a daughter, Terrina Maness of Henderson; three sons, Johnny Paul Maness of Memphis, Roger Benton Maness of Anderson, S. C., and Randall Maness of Lexington; his mother, Jewel Boyer of Lexington; two sisters, Linda Johnson and Paulett Maness, both of Lexington; four brothers, Major "Pete" Maness of Henderson, Raymond Maness, Greg Maness, both of Lexington and David Maness of Perryville and 13 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 30, 1995

O.D. MANESS - Services for Mr. O.D. Maness were Saturday, August 24 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Maness, 77, died Friday August 23, 2002 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a construction worker. He leaves one son; Ricky Maness of Lexington, four sisters; Edna Woods of Lexington, Eva Noles, Doris Noles, Bonnie Thompson all of Buena Vista, and one grandchild. Reeds Chapel was in charge of the service.
Lexington Progress 8/28/2002

OLICE MANESS - Services for Ollie "Ode" Maness will b Thursday at 2 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Beecham, Connie Burton and Herman Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cem. Mr. Maness, 77, died Tuesday at Jackson Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves two daughters, Linda Johnson and Glenda P. Maness both of Lexington, five sons, Major C. Gregory P. both of Henderson, Olice B. and Raymond H. both of Lexington and David of Perryville; a brother William Major Maness of CA; and 28 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 7/19/1989

ONNIS HULON MANESS - Services for Onnis Hulon Maness were Sunday, March 10 at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 72, died Friday, March 8, at his home in Lexington. He was a retired dock hand for Ryder Trucking Co., Inc. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ernestine Maness of Lexington; three sons, Larry Maness, Gary Maness, Tommy Maness, all of Lexington; a daughter, Rita O. Farris of Lexington; a brother, Van Maness of Lexington; two sisters, Etta Maness of Lexington and Kathern Maness of Bruceton, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 13, 1996

OTTIS MANESS - Services for Ottis Maness were Sunday at New Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Carver and Danny Moss officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Home of Bolivar in charge. Mr. Maness, 54, died Friday of injuries suffered in an auto accident near his home. He was a carpenter and a farmer. He leaves his wife Margaret Maness of Medon; two sons, James Ottis and Larry Dale both of Medon; three sisters, Shirley Mulliken of Jackson, Ema Jean Kindrick of Milan and Arvinie Box of parsons; three brothers, Hoover Maness of Lexington, Floyd Maness of Medina and Elmer Maness of Reagan and six grandchildren.

PATRICIA ANN (HOPPER) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Patsy A. Hopper Maness were Saturday Nov. 18, 1995 at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 52, died Thursday Nov. 16, 1995 at Jackson Gen. Hsp. She was an employee of Lexington Apparel and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Elmer F. Maness of Reagan; two sons, Wm. L. Maness of Reagan and Robert A. Maness of Jackson; a daughter, Tina M. Gary of Henderson; three brothers; five sisters and five grandchildren.

PAULINE MANESS - Funeral services for Nora Pauline Turner Maness were Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Corinth Baptist Church, Darden with burial following in the church cemetery. Mrs. Maness, a homemaker died Tuesday June 9, 2009 at Henderson County Hsp. She was a baptist, a member of Corinth Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She is survived by two daughters, Deloris Maness (Clois) of Darden and Cathy Gilliam (Jim ) of Parson. and seven grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband James A. Maness, her parents Sam and Elnora Turner; three children, Louis Parker Maness, Roger Maness and Debrah Maness, a grandson Stacey Michols, her brother Alver Turner and two sisters Melvin Warrington and Mary Zenia Maness.
Lexington Progress 17 Jun 2009

QUINCY VIOLA (HAMILTON) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Quincy Viola Maness were Monday, Nov. 14, at Bible Grove Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reed's Chapel was in charge. Mrs. Maness, who was 96, died Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Luther Maness. She leaves two sons, Van Maness and Onnis Maness, both of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Maness of Lexington and Mrs. Katherin Maness of Buena Vista; a sister, Mrs. Gertie Hamilton of Lexington, 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 28 great-great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 16, 1994

ROGER DALE MANESS - Funeral services for Roger Dale Maness were held Friday, October 29 at Fellowship Church of Jesus on Broad Street. Burial followed at Mazies Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 50, died Tuesday, October 26 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by 2 daughters, Jennifer Maness of Lexington and Sonya Pettaway of Mobil, AL.; a sister, Estelle McPeake; and 10 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress- November 3, 2004

RUBY (ALLEN) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Ruby Allen Maness will be today at 3:30 at Pafford Funeral Home at Scotts Hill with the Rev. Clifford Stone officiating. Burial will be in Scotts Hill Pentecostal Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, who was 75, died late Monday at Jackson General Hospital. She leaves her husband Elzie Maness of Scotts, two sons, Gerald and Allen R. both of Reagan; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Kelley of Reagan; a brother, James Allen Maness; four sisters, Mrs. Rebal Kennedy of Scotts Hill, Mrs. Sue Clenney of Lexington, Mrs. Goldie Barrett of Memphis and Mrs. Marilyn Hudson of Jacks Creek, and seven grandchildren.

RUTH (DAVIS) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Ruth Davis Maness are today, Wednesday April 12, 2000 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in Charge. Mrs. Maness, who was 81, died Monday April 10, 2000 at Lexington Meth. Hsp. of heart failure. She was a housewife and the widow of Clovis J. Maness. She leaves two sons, Alton Maness and James, both of Lexingtn; a daughter Ida Lee Myracle of Darden; two sisters, Lessie Buck and Bessie Sisson, both of Lexington; a brother, Lee Davis of Linden and six grandchildren.

RUTH G. MANESS - Services for Mrs. Ruth Grissom Maness were Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995 at Boyd-Scotts Hill Funeral Home with Bros. Clois Beecham and George Nance officiating. Burial was in Church of The Lord Jesus Christ Cemetery, Reagan. Mrs. Maness, 75, died Friday Nov. 3, 1995 at Decatur County Gen. Hsp. She was a housewife and the widow of Harmon Allan Maness. She leaves six sons, Dennis Parker of Beech Bluff, Odell Maness of Saltillo, Jerry Maness, Roger, Maness, Sammy Maness, all of Reagan and Preston Parker of Lexington; two daughters, Wanda Faye Manley of Lexington; and Brenda Tillman of Reagan; two brothers, Jack Grissom of Reagan and Carmon Grissom of Ohio; a half brother Lois Grissom of Steel MO; four sisters, Heber Wesley of KY, Dolly Benson, Gail Ross, both of Reagan and Odell Hayes of Sardis; a half-sister, Vera Beecham of Huron, 22 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11/8/1995

RUTH ERNESTINE (DUKE) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Ruth Ernestine Maness were Monday, October 6 at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mrs. Maness, who was 74, died Saturday, October 4, at her home at Huron. She was a retired employee of Decaturville Sportswear. She was the widow of Onnis Maness. She leaves three sons, Gary Maness of Huron, Larry Maness and Tommy Maness, both of Lexington; a daughter, Rita Dianne Farris of Lexington; three brothers, James Duke of Parsons, Clifford Duke and Ray Duke, both of Darden; a sister, Jewell Austin of Darden. 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 8, 1997

SANDRA ANN MANESS - Services for Mrs. Sandy Ann Maness were Tuesday December 24, 2002 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cem. Mrs. Maness, age 47, died December 21, 2002 at Jackson Methodist LeBonheur Hospital. She was disabled. She leaves her fiancée Bobby Western, four daughters, Holly Ethridge of Martin, Patricia Johnson of Olive Branch, MS, Lisa Braun and Janet Dickson both of Lexington, two sons, Alan Etheridge of Jackson, Tim Western Lexington, one sister, Barbara Maness of Lexington and one brother Dennis Gregory of Jamestown TN and 11 grandchildren.

SARAH (TAYLOR) MANESS - Services for Mrs. Sarah T. Maness are today at 11 a.m. at Reeds Chapel with burial in Henderson County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Maness, 69, died Sunday at Courtyard Manor in Wixon MI. She was a seamstress. She leaves a son, Marty Maness of Ypsilanti MI; four daughters, Cherry Tucker of Livonia MI, Tonia Burns, Fenton MI, Sharon Becker of South Lynn MI and Marsha Eicholtz of Spring Hill FL; a brother, R.D. Taylor of Huron; five sisters, Ella Scott of Lexington, Ruby Lee Smith of Oak Ridge, Jewell Kennedy of Memphis, Irene Taylor of Michigan and Lora Robertson of N. Hollywood CA and 8 grandchildren,

SHERRY MANESS - Services for Mrs. Sherry Elizabeth Meals Maness were Friday at Reeds Chapel with Les Bleich officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Maness, 45, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a housewife and a Jehovah's Witness. She leaves her husband Raymond Maness of Lexington; a daughter Gabriella Maness of Darden; three sons, Michael Slott, David Slott and Wayne Slott all of Lexington; her mother, Mrs. Mary Weller of Chicago; her father Perry Sheneman of CA and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progess 6/6/1990

TERRY LEE MANESS - Services for Terry Lee Maness were Sunday Feb. 1, 2009 at Central Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in Central Grove Cemetery. Mr. Maness, age 52, died Friday Jan. 30, 2009 at Henderson County Comm. Hospital. Survivors include his father, Roy Lee Maness, his mother, Bonnie Maness both of Lexington; one son Lee Maness, Lexington; one sister, Joyce Reeves, Lexington and one grandchild.
Lexington Progress 4 Feb 2009

TERRY MANESS - Services for Terry "Bear" Maness, age 53, were July 22, 2011 at Pafford Funeral Home. Interment in the Middlefork Cemetery. Terry, the son of Bertie Jean and Frank Maness, died July 20, 2011 in Lexington. He wa a retired truck driver with Tango Trucking and was currently working with Southern Motors in Lexington. Terry was an avid biker and enjoyed riding. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Stewart; a daughter, Brand of Jackson, his brother, Steve of Jackson MS and his mother Bertie Jean Maness of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 27 Jul 2011

THOMAS REX MANESS - Services for Thomas Rex Maness were Monday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Franks and J. V. Reeves officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 58, died Saturday at Regional Medical Center in Memphis where he had been hospitalized for burns he apparently received while lighting a fire in a woodburning stove at his home about a week ago. He was an employee of Volner's Saw Mill. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Peggy McPeake, Mrs. Pam Aldridge and Mrs. Patsy Keen, all of Lexington; two sons, Thomas Wayne Maness and Tony Lynn Maness, both of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Mell Aldridge of Darden; two brothers, James Maness and Madison Maness, both of Lexington and 16 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 4, 1987

TISHIA MANESS aged 85 years, mother of A.J. Maness, died Tuesday night at the home of her son, Lige Maness, a mile east of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress July 24, 1908

TONY LYNN MANESS - Graveside services for Tony Maness age 47, were APril 8, 2011 at Corinth Baptist Cemetery. Burial followed, Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Maness passed away SUnday in Jackson. He wa spreceded by one brother, Travis Lee Maness and one sister, Donna Jo Maness. Survivors include his sons, Tony Lynn Jr. of McKenzie; his daughter Ashley Joann Hollingsworth of Marion AR , his brotehr Tommy Maness; and three sisters, Patsy Smoot, Peggy Myracle and Pam Hargrove all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 13 Apr 2011

U.D. "HOOVER" MANESS - Services for U.D. "Hoover" Maness will be Thursday November 11, 1993 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. George McMinn and Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Maness who was 61, died Monday at his home. He was a retired security guard at Decaturville Sportswear and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lela Mae Maness of Lexington; two sons, Wilburn and Ricky both of Lexington; three sisters, Lessie Jowers of Clarksburg, Gerthie Dyer and Hessie Russell both of Lexington and three grandchildren.

VIRGINIA LEE (WOOD) MANESS - A puzzling two car collisions early Friday on a straight, level stretch of Hwy. 22 N between Lexington and Parkers Cross Roads, resulted in two death. Mrs. Virginia Wood Maness, 38, of Clarksburg died enroute to a Memphis hospital. Dead on arrival at Lexington Hospital was Alvie Aday of Red Bay, AL he was enroute to Rockford IL where he worked. Kathy Maness, 3 year old daughter of the dead woman, was treated and released at Lexington Hospital. Services for Mrs. Maness were Sunday at Central Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.D. Abbott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. She leaves her husband James Elmer Maness, a son, Joe Hare; two daughter Debbie and Kathy Maness, all of Clarksburg; her mother, Mrs. Annie Wood of Lexington; three brothers, Alfred Wood, Alvis and Joe M. all of Lexington; five sisters Mrs. Robbie Cambell of Melrose Park IL, Mrs. Raymell Jowers, Mrs. Opal Jowers and Mrs. Alpha Lewis all of Lexington and Mrs. Maybelle Kolwyck of Huron.
Lexington Progress 17 Apr 1969 Thursday

WILLIAM GLENN MANESS - Services for William Glenn Maness, Sr. were Wednesday November 21, 2001 at Whidden-Shiver Funeral Home in Thomasville GA. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Maness, 67, died Monday November 19, 2001 at his residence in Thomasville GA. He was a truck driver and a veteran of Army. He leaves hiss wife, Mrs. Julia Ann Maness of Thomasville; a son, William G Jr. of Coolidge; two daughters, Lynn Corbin and Brenda Courson both of Thomasville; two brothers, Lonnie E. of Martin TN and Edgar Maness of Wildersville; two sisters, Louise Gerleve of Wildersville and Patricia Gerhardt of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 12/5/2001

WILLIE SHERMAN MANESS - Services for Willie Sherman Maness were Monday, May 15, 1995 at Central Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reeds Chapel was in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 85, died Saturday, May 13, 1995 at Jackson General Specialty Unit. He was a retired employee of Ayers Mineral Co. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Stella (Headstone says Sheila) Hays Maness, of Lexington, a daughter, Exie Marie Maness of Lexington; a brother, Earnest Maness of Sardis and two grandchildren.

WILLIE LEE MANESS - Services for Willie Lee Maness Jr. were Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Corinth Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge. Mr. Maness, who was 55, died Sunday, Sept. 4 at Jackson General Hospital. He was a truck driver for Cole and Co. His home was in Buchanan, TN. He leaves two sons, Jerry Neal Maness of Linden and John D. Maness of Buchanan; three daughters, Fredia Baker of Lexington, Nancy Roberts and Rita Deyoung, both of Buchanan; his mother, Mrs. Leva Jane Maness of Lexington; a brother, Robert Maness of Wildersville; four sisters, Mary Katherin Hendrix, Carol Jane Maness, both of Darden, Marie Davis of Lexington and Judy Maners of Bath Springs and 12 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 14, 1994

JOHN PRIESTLY MARLIN - Services for Priest Marlin are today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. at Reed's Chapel with the Rev. Howell Gossett officiating. Burial will be in Marlin Cemetery. Mr. Marlin, who was 69, died Monday, Jan. 31 at Lexington Methodist Hospital, He was a veteran of WW II, a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances Stoneburner Marlin of Wildersville, two sons, William Marlin and John marlin, both of Wildersville; a daughter, Mrs. Janie Small of Wildersville; a sister, Mrs. Willie Taylor of Wildersville, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, February 2, 1994

SARAH FRANCES (STONEBURNER) MARLIN , 79, of Wildersville was called home to the Lord on Thursday May 1, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Laura (Miller) Stoneburner. She was a a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Priestly Marlin, whom she married in January of 1943. She was preceded by two brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Janie (John D.) Small of Wildersville, two sons Bill (Sheila) Marlin of Wildersville, Johnnie (JoAnn) Marlin of Wildersville; two sisters, Elizabeth Holland of Flint MI, Rosie (Jack) Smythe of Union City; four brothers, Tom (Bonnie) Stoneburner of Ridgely, Bobby (Joy) Stoneburner of Bells, Paul (Kay) Stoneburner of Scotts Hill, Howard (Linda) Stoneburner of Dyersburg, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Stoneburner of Humboldt; four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Service was at Reeds Chapel Lexington, with Clint Ezell and Dennis Lunsford officiating. Burial followed in Marlin Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 5/7/2008

GEORGE W. McCALL - Lexington's oldest citizen, died Tuesday morning (14 August 1945) at 2:45 a.m. at his home on Elm Street. Mr. McCall was born June 28, 1856, thus was 89 years old. He was born and reared in the Chesterfield community, and when a young man, was in the mercantile business in Lexington. Later he returned to the home farm and in about 1904 returned to Lexington, where he has since been employed by various business houses and has been in the tailor in business for himself, until a few years ago, when he became too feeble to carry on. On May 10, 1887 he was married to Miss Asile Bray who survives. Five children were born, all of whom survive, except Georgia, who met an untimely death in December 1939. Those surviving are Mrs. Leo Miller of Scott MS; E.M. McCall of Blytheville AR; Mrs. Ernest Ball of Memphis and John A. McCall of Lexington. Services were held at Pafford Funeral Home on Wednesday August 15 and were conducted by Revs. J.N. and J.W. Fowler. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress August 17, 1945
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GEORGE CLIFFORD McCALL , younger son of Dr. Patrick H. and Mrs. Mollie McCall, was born at Clarksburg, Carroll County, March 4, 1886, and breathed his last in Paducah, Kentucky, September 12, 1921, following an operation for appendicitis. Nineteen years ago last January George came to Lexington with his parents and here he obtained his limited education, for at an early age as possible he went to work on the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad in which service he was promoted to the rank of engineer in the spring of last year. On November 12, 1919, he was married to miss Grace Rosson, Memphis, who formerly lived here, but the ceremony was performed in Jackson. He is not survived by a child but leaves devoted parents, one brother, Louis, of Paducah; three sisters, Miss Jessie, of Lexington; Mrs. Allie Mae Yarbro, Paducah, and Mrs. Martha McDonald, of Memphis. George spent 22 months in the great world war, during which time he saw active bloody service with the 81st division in France and he was among the American boys who first "went over the top" and got the credit of turning the tide against the Huns. George had always been a boy whom we loved, and he made a man of whom we could not fail to be proud. He came out of the army in June, 1919, since which time his health failed, slowly, gradually but surely. The remains were brought to Lexington Monday afternoon and kept under the paternal roof until Tuesday afternoon when the funeral service was held in the home, conducted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, followed by interment in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, September 16, 1921)

GRACE McCALL - Little Grace, the three-year old daughter of John E. and Mrs. Addie McCall, is dead. Last Friday (January 15, 1892) at about eleven o'clock a.m. her pure and spotless soul was taken from its beautiful tenement of clay and habilitated in the dazzling white robes of God's own angels. Only a few days before, in the full enjoyment of health, her little eyes sparkling with loving merriment, she was the idol of her parents. How short a time until the great change from earth to heaven, from the presence and care of those who loved her to a cold and narrow bed in the snow-shrouded ground. How sweet, how angelic, how peaceful she looked in her tiny coffin when father, mother and relatives bent over her to kiss their sweet baby. O God, we thank thee for thy blessed words which alone can soften the sting of such bitter grief -- "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." For this little girl, the writer had a peculiarly strong affection, and in her loss, we sorrow with her bereaved family almost as if she had been of our own blood. How vividly we recall the many times, day after day, when passing her home, she greeted us with the always remembered salutation, "Howdy Mr. Barwy." Men and women may pass away and be forgotten but these lisping words of little Grace will remain with us a cherished recollection. We too have stood over the coffin of an idolized child and said those heart-wringing words, "Goodby sweet baby". Funeral services were held at the residence of E.J. Timberlake, little Grace's grandfather, Presiding Elder Williams officiating and the interment took place Saturday afternoon at Beech River graveyard.

HENRY McCALL , elder son of Dr. P. H. and Mrs. Mollie A. McCall, was born at Clarksburg, Carroll County, May 8, 1880, and departed this life at the home of his parents in Lexington January 7, 1915, after an illness of several weeks attributable to white swelling with which he had been afflicted from time to time and seriously crippled since he was a boy of 7 years, Henry's last illness was full of great pain which was borne with all possible fortitude. He knew that his end was at hand but did not fear to meet it, sustained as he was by the knowledge that he had made the best of life with the opportunities given him. Some years ago he had made profession of religion, and that sustained him until the last, notwithstanding he joined no church. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity in Constantine Lodge No. 64, and when the religious service at the home was closed by Revs. Fleetwood Ball and H. C. Johnson at 1:30 o'clock, Friday afternoon, the Masons took charge and the funeral was conducted with the impressive rites of the order. Henry McCall was a young man of excellent character and was well liked to the extent that he was known. He came to Lexington with his parents in 1902, had lived all of his life since here and we can say in truth that every friend won in that time was still his when the last summons called him to the Great Beyond. While he was a good and true friend, his greatest characteristic was his loyalty to his family, his parents, brothers, sisters and all to whom he was connected by the ties of blood. Not under any circumstances did his loyal soul ever waiver in allegiance to those whose veins flowed the same blood as that which coursed through his. The funeral service and interment were attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives and the floral offerings, eloquent testimonials of the love in which he was held, were unusually beautiful and numerous. Henry is survived by his parents. two brothers, Louis and George, and three sisters, Misses Jessie and Allie May and Martha, Mrs. James McDonald, of Memphis.

JANE (DENNISON) McCALL was born in Decatur County TN 21 May 1833 and as Mrs. Andrew McCall, passed to the Great Beyond at her home near Chesterfield, this county at 7 o'clock a.m. January 20, 1909. Mrs. McCall was of the Primitive Baptist belief and when her mortal remains were laid to rest in the McCall Cemetery family burial ground in the sign of the home, the funeral was conducted by Elder Tom Sisson and friend Lafayette Walker. Our subject was happily married in 1849 to Andrew McCall who died January 31, 1902. To this union eight children were born, all of whom survive except one son, Joe, who died several years ago. When the Death Angel came to claim the aged and beloved mother, all the surviving children were present except Kittie (Mrs. G. W. Smith) was was too ill to leave her home. No woman was ever blessed with a more devoted husband and children than was Aunt Jane McCall. Her departed husband who spent a married life of 53 years in the same community, was known always not only as a man of unimpeachable character, but as one who advised and acted the part of the peace on earth and good will toward men. Her sons and daughters have been peculiarly devoted and to Tom, the elder who lived with her, Curry, of Jackson and George of Lexington, we can point as sons who never failed in the duty to mother. The daughters, Mrs. R.W. McKelvey, Mrs. J.A. Bray, Mrs. G.W. Smith and Miss Minnie were as constant, unfaltering and loving in their devotion as were the sons. Of the surviving brothers and sisters, C.P. Dennison of Decaturville, Mrs. Eliza McCall, of near Mifflin, Mrs. Minerva Priddy, of this county, and Mrs. Mary Brewer of Yuma, none were present except C.P. Dennison. In paying this last tribute to Aunt Jane, we can say that she was in every particular a most estimable woman - a well rounded last tribute to Aunt Jane, we can say that she was in every particular a most estimable woman - a well rounded character that could not fail to leave its imprint for good on the community where she had lived nine years beyond the allotted three score and ten. We doubt not that her should has found a well-earned rest with the God who gave it.
Lexington Progress Feb. 5, 1909

JESSIE F. McCALL - Services for Miss Jessie F. McCall were Monday at First Baptist Church with Dr. E. E. Deusner officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Miss McCall, who was 92, died Sunday morning at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Carroll County and has lived most of her life in Lexington. She was a retired clerk and a Baptist. She leaves two nephews and two nieces.
(The Lexington Progress, August 10, 1977)

JOHN ETHRIDGE McCALL - Thursday afternoon of last week, ended the career of John E. McCall, Jr., lawyer, veteran of World War I, and twice Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee. He was 48 years of age. Mr. McCall died at 1:50 o'clock, at the Veteran's Hospital, where he had been a patient since January. He had been in failing health for several months. As the Republican candiate for Governor in 1932, Mr. McCall conducted a vigorous campaign, but was defeated by Hill McAlister. Again in 1934, he was a gubernatorial condidate, but withdrew before the general election in favor of a fusion ticket. He was elected commander of the American Legion Department of Tennessee in 1930, and during the term the state organization was increased in number by more than 8,000, and the Tennessee Legionnaire was established as the official publication. Last year he managed the condidacy of Col. Roane Waring for National Commander of the Legion. John McCall was born in Lexington, and when his father was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue in Nashville, moved with the famly to that city. He entered the U.S. Army in 1917, and became a captain in two years. He took part in the battles of Aisne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. The French awarded him the Croix De Guerre. He is survived by his widow and three sons, his mother, Mrs. John E. McCall, Sr, a sister, Mrs. Eddie Priest of Huntingdon, and another sister, Mrs. Ruth Williamson, lives in Memphis. Funeral services were held in Memphis.

MOLLIE ANN (MEALS) McCALL - Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Ann McCall, 87, were conducted by the Rev. Edwin Duesner, with burial following in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McCall died Monday morning at her home on Maple Street. Mrs. McCall was the widow of the late Dr. P. H. McCall, prominent dentist of both Henderson and Carroll Counties. She was a member of Mud Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Lewis McCall of Memphis; three daughters, Miss Jessie McCall and Mrs. Allie Mae Yarbro of Lexington and Mrs. Martha McDonald of Memphis.
(The Lexington Progress, July 19, 1946)

DR. PATRICK HENRY McCALL - A good and noble man has passed from the scenes of Earth to the endless experience of Eternity--an experience which no being has ever reported back to loved ones here. Dr. Pat McCall, honest, big-hearted, loveable man that he was, was freed in the spirit from his tenement of clay at some moment near the hour of 1:30 last Monday morning, the 17th inst. Father's Day had just been ushered out when the soul of one of the most devoted fathers it has ever been my fortune to know (and to love myself) winged its flight back to Him who gave it, and to my manner of thinking, Pat McCall had nothing to fear. As we heard a relative say of him, he has always been at peace with all men, and the type of man has nothing to fear that God who has admonished all of us to love our neighbors as ourselves. In writing of the passing of Dr. McCall I shall put aside the fact that I am a newspaper man and speak of him as a personal friend whom I had known and loved for more than a quarter of a century, ever since he became a resident of Lexington in 1902 and possibly before that. Patrick Henry McCall was a son of the late Henry and Mrs. Frances McCall and was born at old Clarksburg, Carroll County, November 3rd, 1856. The manner of his passing from life was this: He had been sick for some weeks and while he grew better, his condition remained precarious, so much that I am told he himself anticipated the possibility of going as he did. on Saturday he was able to take a car ride with his daughter, Miss Jessie, and Saturday night sat up until 9:00 o'clock talking to his next-door neighbor, Mayor W. R. Holland, after which he retired. At some time after midnight he evidently found it necessary to get up and sit in his chair at his bedside, which he did without awakening Mrs. McCall, and in his chair he was found dead by her at 1:35 Monday morning. There is a strong hope that he slipped out of life and into the Great Beyond without a struggle.

Fifty-two years ago P. H. McCall was married to Miss Mollie Meals, daughter of the late Louis and Mrs. Martha Meals, of Carroll County, and of the eight [only six given] children born to the union, two died young, Henry in January, 1915, and George in September, 1922.The surviving four are Louis, of Memphis, Miss Jessie, at home, Allie Mae (Mrs. Edgar Yarboro) of Bruceton, and Martha, (Mrs. J. H. McDonald) of Memphis. Of his brothers, George T. died in Huntington in February 1922, and Federal Judge John E. died in Huntington in 1920, but lived in Memphis. One brother, J. C. R. McCall, a Nashville lawyer, survives. Of his sisters, both widows, Mrs. Callie Williams died in 1922, and Mrs. Jennie Scott died in 1927. One sister, Ella, (Mrs. Dr. J. B. Cox) of Huntington, survives, and she was the youngest of this entire family. Dr. McCall was broad and liberal in his religious views and I am told joined the Methodist Church at Clarksburg and never moved his membership. I have talked to him of morals, but both of us knew that our religious belief was strictly our own business, and I know that he had no use for the fighting preacher. The funeral service was held in the home at 10:30 Tuesday, Rev. Fleetwood Ball having charge of the service ably assisted by Elder Hampton, of Carroll County, a Primitive Baptist minister, and old friend Rev. G. W. Florence, the local pastor of the M. E. Church. The songs used were selections of the family and their rendition by friends of the deceased was indeed appropriate. The floral tributes were beautiful coming as tokens of love from relatives and friends. May his soul rest in peace.--W. V. Barry
(The Lexington Progress, June 21, 1929)

DANIEL EUGENE McCAY - Services for Daniel Eugene McCay were Friday at Bible Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. A. G. Hayes and Johnny Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. McCay, who was 51, died Wednesday night at Jackson General Hospital. He was owner of Cypress Creek Marina, an affiliate broker with People's Real Estate and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Linda Farrow McCay of Linden; a daughter, Penny McCay of Huntingdon; a son, Gene McCay of Linden; his mother, Mrs. Mable L. Dennison of Lexington; a sister, Deborah Jackson of Lexington; a brother, Delbert McCay of Lexington; three half brothers, Jimmy McCay of Jackson, David McCay of Memphis and Jerry McCay of Milledgeville and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, June 27, 1990

LAVERN (WOOD) McCAY - Services for Mrs. Lavern Wood McCay were Friday at Bible Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Reed's Chapel was in charge. Mrs. McCay, who was 68, died Wednesday afternoon at Jackson General Hospital. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Roy Denver McCay of Lexington; three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Woods and Mrs. Brenda Lewis, both of Lexington and Mrs. Faye Rushing of Dallas; two sons, Ray McCay and Roy Lee McCay, both of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Estelle Woods, Mrs. Polly Ellis, both of Lexington and Mrs. Mauree Gardner of Huron; two brothers, Claudie Wood of Lexington and Freddie Wood of Jacks Creek, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 27, 1988

LINDA (FARROW) McCAY - Services for Mrs. Linda F. McCay were Monday, September 2 at Reed's Chapel. Burial was in Bible Grove Cemetery. Mrs. McCay, age 62, died August 31 at her home in Linden. She was employed at Mermaid marina in Decaturville. She leaves her daughter; Penny Griggs of Linden, one son; Daniel E. McCay Jr. of Linden, one brother; Dan J. Farrow of Brownsville and one grandchild. Reed's Chapel was in charge of the service.
The Lexington Progress, September 4, 2002

ROY DENVER McCAY - Services for Roy Denver McCay will be today, Wednesday, August 23, 4 p.m. at Bible Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. McCay, who was 76, died Monday, August 21, at the home of his daughter. He was a retired employee of Magnetek. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Joyce Woods, Mrs. Brenda Lewis, both of Lexington and Mrs. Faye Rushing of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Roy Lee McCay and Ray McCay, both of Lexington, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 23, 1995

ROY LEE McCAY - Services for Roy Lee McCay were Sept. 25, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McCay, age 64 of Lexington died Sept. 23, 2011 in Jackson. He was a retired core welder and a member of County Line Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Betty McCay; a daughter Theresa Hudson of Goodlettsville; four sisters, Joyce Woods of Lexington, Faye Rushing of Lebanon, Brenda Lewis of Lexington; a brother Ray McCay of Lexington and two grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Denver and Laverne McCay.
Lexington Progress 28 Sep 2011

WILLIAM ROBERT McCAY - Services for William Robert McCay were Saturday afternoon at Reed's Chapel with Rev. Onnie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cem. Mr. McCay, 86, died Friday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lydia McCay and a brother, George McCay of Lexington.
(Lexington Progress 13 Apr. 1967)

LOUISA EMORY HENRY McHANEY Last Monday morning (12 June 1905) at about nine o'clock, the soul of the noble and aged lady, Mrs. Louisa McHaney (widow of W.C. McHaney), winged its fligth to God who gave it. For about ten days she was prostrate and before that for possibly a month there had been perceptible weakening ofher wonderful vitality. Notwithstanding Mrs. McHaney had reached the great age of almost 84, she retained quite to the last all of her faculties and a vivacity rarely met in one so far past the allotted span of years. Her death was like her life - full of sweet peace. Her seven surviving children of the twelve she bore, were with her in the end. At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (13 June 1905) the obsequies were held in the house where she had long lived, and the service was conducted by Rev. J.M. Pickens, assisted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball. At about 10:30 the remains were consigned to Mother Earth in Lexington Cemetery and all that is mortal of Mrs. McHaney now rests beside Mr. McHaney who was to her a devoted husband for more than half a century. In our next issue will appear an obituary giving a sketch of Mrs. McHaney's long and useful life and her character as we have been told by others who knew her. She was a model of the highest type of womanhood and "The Progress" would do to her memory all honor.
Lexington Progress June 16, 1905

WILLIAM CRUTCHFIELD McHANEY was born in Pittsylvania County Virginia in 1818, the son of Cornelius and Patience Hurt McHaney. The family, which included seven sons and four daughters, moved to Henderson County, Tennessee, in search of more productive tobacco lands. He was married in 1841 to Louisa Henry, the daughter of Felix and Caroline Henry, and to this union were born twelve children, including John Creed McHaney, Henry Arthur McHaney, Cornelius F. McHaney, William Crutchfield McHaney II, Armanda J. (Mrs. John M. Taylor) Elizabeth (Mrs. W.T. Lawler), Mollie (Mrs. Levis S. Woods) , Ada Celesita (Mrs. James N. Howard) and Miss Nannie L. McHaney. One of the early settlers of Henderson County, W.C. McHaney played an active role in the early development of the area. He was in business for 48 years. He died in Lexington on December 17, 1890, with interment in Lexington Cemetery. A local newspaper editor characterized Mr. McHaney as follows: "Mr. McHaney was in every sense a success in life and leaves as a heritage to his family an unblemished character, a noble example for promptness, honesty, consistency, fidelity and integrity. He was a man of high standing, exalted bearing and true to every trust and all the relations of life and duties as a citizen. He was humane and kind and fond of his family and friends, never faltering in the discharge of honest duty, suggested by a desire to do right. His manner was plain and practical, avoiding evil, disliking deceit and falsehood and reverencing the truth, always on the side of right and justice."
The Lexington Eagle January 4, 1891
(From the History of the McHaney Family in Dunklin County Missouri by Hal H. McHaney, May 24, 1948)

LIZZIE McKINNEY - Dead at McLemoresville on May 11, Mrs. W. H. McKinney in her 37th year. The death of Mrs. McKinney, while not expected, was received with a great deal of sorrow by her many friends here and all who ever knew her counted her a friend.

PAYTON McKINNEY - Services for Payton McKinney were Saturday at Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. Ivory Jamison officiating. Burial was in Kizer Cemetery. Mr. McKinney, who was 80, died Wednesday at NuCare Convalescent Center after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County and a retired farmer. He leaves two nieces and a nephew.
The Lexington Progress, February 5, 1986

MICHELE RENA MINOR - Services for Michele Rena Minor were Monday, March 22, at Bible Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Ms. Minor, who was 34, died Saturday, March 20, at her home. She leaves her mother, Polly Ellis; her step-father, Jesse Ellis; her father, Jim Minor and step-mother, Candace Minor; a daughter, Heather McPeake; a son, Justin Ray Flowers; a sister, Misty Wood; two brothers, Jimmy Minor and Todd Minor, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, March 24, 1999

ROY EUGENE MINOR - age 71, died on Jan. 24, 2012. He is survived by his companion Anita McKune; 3 sons, Roy Eugene Jr., Ricky and Danny; 2 daughters, Tracy Serrell and Lori Dalton, 2 brothers, Jim Minor and Burt andseveral grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his paents; Ernest and Tena Minor; 1 brother; Robert Minor; and 1 sister, Dorothy Seay. Services were Jan. 27, 2012 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial in Bible Grove Cem.
Lexington Progress 1 Feb 2012

ANNA FRANCES (FLANAGAN) MORGAN - Services for Mrs. Anna Frances Morgan were Friday afternoon at Juno Church of Christ with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Morgan, who was 78, died Wednesday at Lexington Hospital. She was born in Ridgeway, VA., and lived in Henderson County 75 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. O. Vernon and Mrs. N. W. Thomas, both of Jackson and Mrs. Clyde Reed of Henderson; seven brothers, Jim Flanagan of Malesus, Charlie Flanagan, John Flanagan, and Ben Flanagan, all of Lexington, Murvie Flanagan of Memphis and Minton Flanagan and Ike Flanagan, both of Jackson and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Scott of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, January 9, 1964

IDA MORGAN , wife of our countryman, Tom Morgan, was instantly killed at her home Monday afternoon. From the information furnished us, we construe that Mr. Morgan and others, were cutting a tree in the yard and had tied ropes around the top of the tree in order to swing the fall from the house. Mrs. Morgan was assisting her husband in the work and when the tree fell, a limb struck Mrs. Morgan on the head, fracturing her skull and causing instant death. Mr. Morgan has long been a friend of the Progress force, and we join his many friends in extending to him our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of one so dear to him.
The Lexington Progress January 29, 1909 

WYLIE MORGAN - Funeral services for Wylie Morgan, age 67, are scheduled for 2 pm Thursday March 19, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial will follow in Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Mr Morgan died late Monday in Nashville. He was a retired truck driver for B.J. Harris. Survivors include his wife, Juanita of Scotts Hill; his two sons, Darrell Wylie Morgan of Decaturville and Todd Allan Morgan of Flat Rock AL and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 25 Mar 2009

SEYMOUR MYNDERS , President of the West Tennessee Normal School at Memphis, who died last week in Ohio where he had gone for rest and recuperation, was born in Knoxville TN. He graduated from the University of TN and did perhaps his first teaching in Humboldt, where he married Miss Berlita Parvecita Richeson. He came to Lexington in 1884. In 1885 his elder son Clarence was born, and of his other children, Bessie and Beulah were born here. Capt. Mynders lived twice in Lexington, the second time after living in Hartsville where he was head of the school. Here he made many friends who have ever since watched with interest his rise in the educational circles of the state until he became admittedly the leading man of his profession in Tennessee and one of the best in the South. We join with thousands in regret that Tennessee has been deprived by premature death of the very valuable service that Capt. Mynders was giving the State. One of the best tributes paid Capt. Mynders comes from the pen of State Superintendent J.W. Brister which is well worth reading and preserving. Tennessee in general and the public schools of the state have suffered an irreparable loss in the death of Prof. S, Mynders. He has been identified with the schools of the state since his childhood. He became a teacher when quite young and has positions of honor and responsibility, which he has filled with marked success, in every section of the state. In 1905 he became Superintendent of Public Instruction and his term of four years was one of the most brilliant in the history of this department. He began a series of educational campaigns and conferences of school officials which brought about concerted actions and plans for general school development. He was just about to enter into his second year in the successful administration of the West Tennessee Normal School. The esteem in which Mr. Mynders was held is shown by the fact that the the people of Shelby County offered an additional thousand to the salary of the president if the state board of education would place Mr. Mynders at the head of the West Tennessee Normal school instead of another very capable man whom the board had selected. The board accepted the offer and Mr. Mynders was made President.
The Lexington Progress September 26, 1913
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