OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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O.C. MACKEY , age 82, died Feb. 28, 2010. He was preceded by his parents, two brothers, Jerry R. OV Mackey, four sisters, Noel, Frances, Beulah Mae, Lena and one son Gregory. He is survived by his wife Martha; three children Karen Arnold, Darlene Robertson, Marcella Ellis and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 16 Mar 2010

KENNETH LUCAS MALLARD - Servere burns received while burning wrecked cars Feb. 7 Monday proved fatal to Kenneth Lucas Mallard of Parkers Crossroads. Services were yesterday at Beaver School with L. E. Sloan and Barney Keith officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Mallard, 29, died at Jackson General Hospital where he had been since receiving severe burns when gasoline ignited and flames enveloped him. L. J. Hart, who was assisting, pulled Mr. Mallard from the blaze and extinguished the flames burning his clothing. Mr. Mallard owned and operated Mallard’s Grocery at Parkers Crossroads and was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lewis Mallard; a son, Kerry, and a daughter, Sherry Lynn Mallard, all of Wildersville; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Mallard of Huntingdon; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Lucas of Huntingdon and Mrs. Lula Mallard of Wildersville.
The Lexington Progress, February 20, 1969

EXIE B. (FRANKS) MATLOCK - Services for Mrs. Exie B. Matlock, 41, were conducted Monday from Maple Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Jimmie Darrell of the Beech Bluff Methodist Church. Mrs. Matlock, a native of Madison County, died at her home in the White Fern community Sunday morning (8 October 1951) after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Beech Bluff Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband Eldon Matlock; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Franks of Madison County; three sons, Harold, Rafe and Fred and a daughter, Clara all of Henderson County; five brothers and five sisters. Burial was in Maple Springs Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 12 October 1951

RENEE PRESLEY MATTHEWS - Funeral services for Renee Presley Matthews were held Saturday, July 16 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial at Prospect Cemetery in Sardis. Mrs. Matthews, a hairdresser, age 59, died Thursday, July 14 at her home. She is survived by a daughter, Tonya Renee Carson of Bath Springs; a son, Jeffery Keith Hughes of Sardis; a brother, Jimmy Presley of Sardis; a sister, Patsy Neibel of Collierville; and 2 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 20, 2005

TINA MATTISON , age 84, died Sunday in Lexington. She was born March 20, 1929 in Ticonderoga NY to the late Daniel and Josephine Denino Ezzo. She was preceded by her husband Donald, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include her two sons, Dean and Rick, a daughter Lynn Carden, one sister, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family has chosen cremation.
Lexington Progress 27 Mar 2013

HOUSTON MAXWELL - Services for Houston Maxwell, age 84, were Jan. 31, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home, with Bro. Jimmy Burroughs and Bro. Lewis Screws officiating. Burial with Military Honors and Masonic Rites followed at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Maxwell passed away Friday night in Lexington. He was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Henderson Co TN to the late Marion Houston and Vena Stewart Maxwell. He was a retired maintenance supervisor with Century Electric in 1982 and OMC in 1988. He was a deacon and member of Huron Baptist Church, WW II Veteran serving in the Army, a member of Juno Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Shriner. Mr. Maxwell was preceded by: wife Raynell Maxwell; son, Michael Houston Maxwell and grandson Chris Jowers. Survivors include three aughters, Sherry Hardin, Peggy Jowers and Amy Cagle and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 2/2/2011

CHRISTINE MAYFIELD - Funeral services for Christine Mayfield will be today July 30, 2008. Burial follows in Judson Cemetery. Mrs. Mayfield age 76, died July 27, 2008 at Jackson Hospital. She was preceded by one son, Dennis Hays; two sisters, Johnnie Doyle and Frankie Mills; two brothers Wendell "Peaches" Powers and Wayburn Powers. Survivors include a daughter, Sonja of Decaturville; one son Ralph W. Hays of Decaturville; one sister, Ruby Johnson of Scotts Hill; one brother Larry Powers, Parsons and five grandchildren.
July 30, 2008

ALYSSA MARIE MAZA - Services for Alyssa Marie Maza were Monday, November 11 at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Union Grove Cemetery. Alyssa Marie, 11 days old, died Saturday, November 9 at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis. She leaves her parents, Sara Hinson Maza and Tony Maza, both of Lexington; a sister, Kimberly Michelle Maza of Linden; her grandparents, Mary Lou Maza of Lake Providence, LA., and Billy and Virginia Hinson of Linden and her parental great-grandmother, Maxine Hopkins of Transylvania, LA.
The Lexington Progress, November 13,1996 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

AUBIE McBRIDE - Services for Aubie McBride, age 96, were scheduled for Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Homoe with Bro. Keith Garner, Bro. Bobby Beecham, and Bro. Dudley Hart officiating. Interment followed in Center Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McBride passed away Friday in Lexington. She was born April 12, 1915 in Hinderson Co to the late Troy and Myrtle Tidwell Gilliam. She was a homemaker and a member of Center Hill Holiness Church. She was preceded by her husband, Mr. Otis McBride and her son, Norman McBride. Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Fesmire of Lexington and Mary Lee Hart ofHuron, her daughter-in-law Katie McBride of Huron, her sister, Edith Goff, her step-sister, Louise Eason and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 1 Feb. 2012

MARTHA ELIZABETH (GOWER) McBRIDE - 74, were conducted from Center Hill Baptist Church Sunday by Bro. H. Kennedy. Mrs. McBride died early Saturday (6 January 1951) at her home near Reagan after an illness of 3 years. She is survived by her husband J.F. McBride, two daughters Mrs. Lessie Bridges and Mrs. Allie Singleton, of Reagan; three sons, Paul and Phillip of Reagan and Frederick of Jackson. Pallbearers were mack Bridges, James L. McBridge. Harry Middleton, J. P. Jordan, Clifton Wilkinson and Virgil Ervin. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery.
(Lexington Progress Jan. 12, 1951)

ENOCH ARTHUR McBRIDE - Services for Enoch Arthur McBride of Sardis were Tuesday at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. E. O. Flowers officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. McBride, who was 84, died Monday at his home. He was a son of the late Tom McBride and Mrs. Jane Adams McBride. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Daisy Hanna McBride; three sons, James L. McBride of Reagan, Raymond McBride of Ridgely and Arthur McBride of Tiptonville; four daughters, Mrs. Tommie Stanfill and Mrs. Ruth Clenney, both of Reagan, Mrs. Oder Hanna of Jackson and Mrs. Pearl Hanna of Windburg, Tenn.
The Lexington Progress, January 23, 1959

JESSIE ROBERT McBRIDE - age 60, passed away Apr. 12, 2015 in Nashville. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda Blankenship of Lxington; 2 sons, Jessie Jr. and Chad Blankenship of Lexington; 1 special son, Riley Gage Arthur of Lexington; 1 daughter Amanda Turner of Huron; 1 brother, Ricky McBride; 3 sisters, Phyliss Tubbs, June Gary and Glenda McBride and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded by his paents, Bernard and Margaret McBride; his first wife, Reba Chumney and 1 sister, Flora Ann Austin. Burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 15 April 2015

NORMAN ALLEN McBRIDE - Funeral services for Norman Allen McBride, 69, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 28 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Crocker and Bro. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Mr. McBride died on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of forth-nine years, Katie Ryals McBride; two sons: Brent (Laurie) McBride of Huron and Lane (Lauren) McBride of Lexington; two grandsons: Jarrett and Jake McBride of Huron; his mother, Aubie McBride of Lexington; and his two sisters: Mary Lee Hart of Huron and Glenda Fesmire of Lexington. He was preceded in death by his father Otis McBride.
Norman born August 4, 1937- died May 26, 2007)
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ONELL (BEECHAM) McBRIDE - Funeral services for Mrs. Onell McBride, 90, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment followed in Center Hill Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. McBride passed away late Tuesday at her home in Huron. She was born May 19, 1924 in Henderson County to the late Roy and Bertha Waddle Beecham. She was a homemaker, a faithful member of Palestine Pentecostal Church for 64 years, enjoyed gardening (flowers and vegetables), and valued her family and gatherings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Walter McBride and one sister, Mildred Beecham Brittain. Survivors include her four sons, Larry (Sandra) McBride and Jerry (Patricia) McBride of Lexington, and Sammy McBride and Ronnie McBride of Huron; one brother, Dennis Beecham of Lexington; one sister, Marie Beecham Wood of Lexington; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Lexington Progress 24 Dec 2014

RUTH McBRIDE - Services for Ruth McBride, age 87, were Aug. 6, 2013 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Daniel Jerkins officiating. Inerment followed in Scotts Hill Methodist Cemetery. She passed away Sunday in Parsons. She was preceded by her husband Lloyd McBride. Survivors include her brother, Jack Martin; two sisters, Helen Dickson and Geraldine Blankenship.
Lexington Progress 7 Aug 2013

VELMA (ERVIN) McBRIDE - Services for Mrs. McBride, age 90, are scheduled Feb. 11, 2009 at the Center Hill Baptist Church with Elder Charlie Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pafford Funeral Hme is in charge. Mrs. Bride, the daughter of the late Vester and Ella Petty Ervin was born March 12, 1918 in Henderson County and was married to Phillip McBride on September 27, 1936. She died Saturday Feb. 7, 2009 in Lexington at the Briarwood Living Center. She was a long time member of the Center Hill Baptist Church and a retired employee of Salant and Salant. Survivors include her son, Charles and his wife Joyce of Lexington; three grandaughters; Mickie Ratliff and her husband David of Sevierville, Tina Hahn and her husband Richard ofLexington and Marsha Crowell and her husband Todd of Cordova; five great grandchildren; Melody and Michael Ratliff, Andrew, Joshua and Elizabeth Crowell; and one sister Louise Clenney of Lexington. She was preceded by her husband and her brother Virgil Ervin.
Lexington Progress 11 Feb 2009

VIRGINIA (BRIGHT) McCAY - Services for Mrs. McCay, age 84, were held Dec. 20, 2014 at Pafford Funeral Home. Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday in Lexington. She was born July 23, 1930 in Chester County to James Vernon and Beulah (Threadgill) Bright. She was a homemaker and very family oriented. She was a member of Sand Ridge Baptist and very active in church until her health failed. She enjoyed her flowers and yard work. She was preceded by her husband Odus E. McCay and two brothers, James and Billy Joe Bright. Survivors include her daughter Ann Anderson, her brother Jerry Paul Bright, heer three sisters, Patsy Fry and Christine Bishop of Malesus-Jackson and Joyce Ann Ward of Henderson; two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 Dec 2014

JEWELL (TYLER) McCLAIN - Services for Mrs. Jewell Tyler McClain were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Jessie Plunk officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. McClain, who was 81, died Monday at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of the county, the widow of Everett Lee McClain and a Pentecostal. She leaves a daughter, Eulene Hackman of Ferguson, Mo.; a brother, Leo Tyler of Lexington; two sisters, Marie Douglas and Raymell Phipps, both of Lexington; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 20, 1985

ELMER RAYMOND McCLANAHAN - A memorial service for Elmer Raymond McClannan will be Saturday May 3, 2008 at p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 15355 Hwy 412 East, Lexington TN. Burial wa held monday April 28, 2008 at Shady Hill community - New Hope Cemetry in Lexington TN with Reeds Chapel in charge of arrangement. Mr. McClanahan, retired farmer, 84, died April 26, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Katie of Jackson; one daughter; Shelia Ann of Houston TX; three sons, Ray Vinson of Memphis,. Rudy Scott and wife Paula of Jackson, and Clyde Keith and wife Gilda; one grandaughter, Loren Elizabeth of Katy TX; two brotehrs, Elbert Dewey and his wife Lillian Belvie and Frank and his wife Duane.
Lexington Progress 30 Apr 2008

BYRON McCLERKIN - Services for Mr. McClerkin, age 38, were held June 13, 2014 at St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment followed at Lexington Cemetery. He is survived by his parents, Gari and Joe Smith; one stepbrother, Joseph D. Smith, grandmother, Addie M. McClerkin; two sons, DeMarkette and Devante and three daughters, Nisha, Natalie and Madison and one grandaughter.
Lexington Progress 18 Jun 2014

VIRGINIA RUTH McCLERKING passed away May 11, 2008 at Jackson Madison Hsp. She is survived by Karen McClerking, Nashville; Judy Booker, Jackson; Danny McClerking, Wildersville; Timothy McClerking, Wildersville; Brenda Scott, Wildersville; Bettina McClerking, Wildersville; Charlie McClerking of Huntingdon and the late James McClerkying Jr. Wildersville; Patsy Taylor of Huntingdon; one sister Clara Nell Pettigrew, Parsons; three brothers all of Springfield IL, Joe Dixon, James Dixon, Lee Roy Dixon; she was preceded in death by her husband James Matthew McClerking; two brothers Willie and Ray Dixon, Parsons; twenty one grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 21 May 2008

COY EDWARD McCOLLUM - Our beloved Coy Edward McCollum passed from this life on Monday April 20, 2009 at Lexington Memorial Hospital. He was born in Scotts Hill on January 19, 1920 to Troy Walter and Unia Hester (Powers) McCollum. Ed joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 and worked in Tennessee and in Oregon. Upon his return to Tennessee he married the love of his life, Josie Arnelle Horn on January 6, 1940. In that same month he went to work for SInclair Refining Company's bulk plant in Lexington. Two years later he began driving a truck for Milan Ordnance Depot in Milan TN. He entered teh service of his country in the Army on June 8, 1944 and served in both WW II and Korea where he was mounded and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He remained in the Army until his retirement in 1964. He was an accomplished marksman and not only won many awards forhis shooting ability, but also shared his expertise by coaching rifle teams in the Army and in high school and college ROTC. At the time of his retirement he was teaching military science and coaching the rifle team at Texas A & M. He continued emloyment at Texas A&M until his retirement in 1982. Upon retirement he and Nell removed back to Lexington where he enjoyed sharing the last years of his parents and his brothers lives, his hobbies of hunting, farming, and associations with the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, American Legion, DAV, and San Ridge Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Nell McCollum, his sister Madge Meadows and husband Tom of Lexington, children Wayne McCollum and wife Helen of Kerrville TX; Linda McCollum of Bryan TX and Gary McCollum and wife Tami of Lutz FL and grandchildren Christopher, Kevin, Chris, Robin, Dawn and Edwin and great grandchildren Tyler, Ethan, Jessica and Christina. He was preceded by his parents Troy and Unia McCollum, his brother Paul McCollum and grandson Dick. Ed was laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery on April 23, 2009.
Lexington PRogress 29 April 2009

COY McCOLLUM , aged 16 years died March 1, 1934 and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.U. McCollum and eight brothers and sisters. Rev. Richard Rogers conducted the services held at Jacks Creek.
Lexington Progress March 9, 1934.

DOVIE S. McCOLLUM - Services for Mrs. Dovie McCollum were Wednesday at Reed’s Chapel with Dr. E. E. Duesner and the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McCollum, who was 88, died early Tuesday at her home here. She was a Baptist. She leaves a son, Thomas McCollum of Jackson; six daughters, Mrs. Price Flake, Mrs. Lucille Johnson, Mrs. Jessie Riles, Miss Mary Sue McCollum, all of Lexington, Mrs. Kate Johnson of Melbourn, Fla. And Miss Bula McCollum of Cooter, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, December 19, 1973

FAUSTINA (WILKINS) McCOLLUM - Graveside services for Mrs. Faustina Wilkins McCollum, age 83, are scheduled for 2 PM, Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Lexington Cemetery with Bro. Rusty Wilkins and Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. McCollum passed away Wednesday at her home in Lexington. She was born June 6, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Ernest and Grace Tolley Wilkins, the youngest of 6 children. She was a retired secretary for Lexington Housing Authority and a member of First Baptist Church of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Talmadge "Tab" McCollum, three brothers, Sgt. Russell Howell Wilkins, Rex Wilkins, and Homer Wilkins, and one sister, Orene Wilkins Hemby. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Grace McCollum of Rochester, NY, two sons, Larry Richard McCollum of Camarillo, CA and David Russell McCollum of Darden, a sister, Gussie Wilkins McCollum and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12-2 PM at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington
Lexington Progress 29 May 2013

GUSSIE J. (WILKINS) McCOLLUM ,was born March 15, 1919, in Darden, Tenn., to James Ernest and Grace Gertrude Tolley Wilkins, she married Claude Lee McCollum April 13, 1940, in Corinth, Miss. He preceded her in death April 25, 1991, in Inverness, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers and two sisters, and one grandson, Gregory Lee. She is survived by three children, Barbara Ann (Virgil) McMurtrey, Tony McCollum and and Bev McCollum; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. During World War II, she worked for Lexington Shirt Factory in Lexington, Tenn. making uniforms for the Military.
East Peoria (IL)Times-Courier - 03.27.2014
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Gussie J. McCollum, 95, of East Peoria died March 27, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. She was preceded by her husband Claude Lee McCollum; three brothers and two sisters and one grandson Gregory Lee. Gussie is survived by three children, Barbara Ann McMurtrey of Crocker MO, Tony McCollum of Washington IL and Bev McCollum of Bellevue NE, five grandchildren, Gary and Keith McCollum, Deanie Strafocic, Larry McMurtrey and Shelley Norwall and five great grandchildren. There was a funeral service on Mar. 29, 2014 at Deiters Funeral Home in East Peoria. Pastor John Plunkett officiated. Interment took place on March 31, 2014 in Lexington City Cemetery in Lexington TN.

HETTIE McCOLLUM - Services for Ms. Hettie McCollum, age 101, wereheld 12 Apr 2014 at Scotts Hill Methodist Church, with Rev. Rick Snyder officiating. Interment followed in Scotts Hill Methodist Ce. Pafford Funeeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was preceded by her parents, two brothers; Dee and Mark McCollum and three sisters, Exie Milam, Billie Cole and Rita Young. Survivors include her brother j>C. and her sister R.T. Mitchell.
Lexington Progress 16 Apr 2014

LEDELL (BLANKENSHIP) McCOLLUM - Services for Ledell McCollum, age 85, were Monday February 14, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jack McAdams officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Collum passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Lexington. She was born on May 15, 1925 in Henderson County, TN to the late Clevie Blankenship and Lucy Daws Wise. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Southaven Elementary and a member of Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded by her husband, Elvin McCollum. Survivors include two daughters Brenda Garner and Sharon Boaz; four grandchildren, Bradley Garner, Keith Garner, Carey Boaz and Jenny Ward; and twelve great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Feb 16, 2011

NELL McCOLLUM - Josie Arnell McCollum passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on 12 Nov 2011 in Kerrville TX and is now at home with our Lord. She was born 29 Jan 1917 in Timberlake TN to James Albert Horn and Ruth Jane (Cozard) Horn. She married Coy Edward McCollum on 4 Jan 1940 in Lexington TN. Nell worked in the shirt factory in Lexington before and for a few years after marriage. In 1944 Ed joined the Army and Nell became the perfect Army wife. She raised 3 childern and joined Ed at many Army posts. She was well known for her Merry-Go-Round birthday cakes and also found time to work at Woolsworth in Bryan TX. After retirement Nell and Ed returned to Lexington where they joined the Sand Ridge Baptis Church and Nell voluntered at the Methodist Hospital. Nell enjoyed oil painting and gardening. Nell was predeceased by her parents, and husband, siblings David, Edward and Albert Jr. , brother-in-law Paul McCollum, sister-in-law Madge McCollum Meadows and grandson Dick McCollum. She is survived by her children, Wayne of Kerrville TX, Linda of Bryan TX, Gary of Lutz FL and grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Chris, Robin, Dawn and Edward and great grandchildren, Tyler, Ethan, Christina and Leeland and sisters-in-law Farice Horn of Jackson, Nadine Horn of Lexington, Hazel and husband Howard Deaton of Jackson and brother-in-law Thomas Meadows of Lexington.
Lexington Progress Nov 16, 2011

PHILLIP McCOLLUM - Funeral services for Mr. Phillip McCollum, age 60, are scheduled for 4 PM, Saturday, October 22, 2016 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. Mr. McCollum passed away late Wednesday in Jackson. He was born April 25, 1956 in Henderson County to the late James Ray and Betty Sue Williams McCollum. He was preceded in death by his precious granddaughter, Brylee Grace Holmes; one daughter, Chrissy Livingston; and one brother, Jimmy McCollum. Survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years and best friend, Velva Jane McCollum; his sons and best friend, Wayne Faulkner (Tonya) and Jonathan Faulkner (Michelle); his daughters Janie Faulkner, Tonia McCollum, Felicia Crowe, Stacey McCollum Holmes (Joseph), and Teressa Phillips (Perry); three brothers, Ricky, Randy and Timmy McCollum; four sisters, Dianne Hatchett, Debra Todd, Pam Wood, and Tina Pulley; twenty grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 26 Oct 2016

SAM McCOLLUM - Services for Samuel Haywood McCollum, 56, were conducted Friday morning from New Hope Methodist Church by the Rev. O.C. Wrather. Mr. McCollum, a veteran of WW I, died Wednesday at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, where he had been carried the preceding night. Mr. McCollum suffered a stroke April 24, and had been returned to his home here from the hospital. Mr. McCollum was a member of the Lexington Methodist Church and a native Henderson Countian. He was custodian of the VFW Home and a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Mr. McCollum is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie McCollum, a daughter, Mary Frances McCollum; two sons, Donald W. of Pontiac MI and James H. of Memphis; four sisters, Mrs. Ola C. Tucker, Mrs. Pearl Helms and Mrs. Bess White, all of Reagan and Mrs. Nada Lindquist of San Francisco; Two grandaughters survive. Full military honors were given at the grave in New Hope by the VFW, American Legion and National Guard.
Lexington Progress 25 May 1951

BILLY FAYE McDANIEL // VILDA BOLEN // LARRY COVA -A sorrowing crowd estimated conservatively at 1500 overflowed Beaver School auditorium Friday afternoon for the triple funeral of three Wildersville young people who died in a tragic auto crash Wednesday night (09 January 1952). The Rev. W.A. Moody, the Rev. Edwin E. Deusner and Bro. Joe Cooke Van Dyke conducted services for Miss Velda Bolen, 21; Billy Faye McDaniel 18, and Larry Todd, 18. Burial was in Jones Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Miss Bolen leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ad Bolen; two sisters, Mrs. Ivy Jeane Peterson and Bonnie Ruth Bolen; two brothers, Leonard Romley and Priest Holland, all of Wildersville. The McDaniel youth leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McDaniel; three brothers, James Ray, Tampa FL; Bobby Joe and Jerry, Wildersville; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Adcock, Nashville; Mrs. Audry Hale, Yuma; Jean and Joyce Ann, Wildersville. Young Todd is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cova Todd and a brother, Warren G. of Jackson. Meanwhile another death Saturday morning brought to four the number of victims of the tragedy. John Lloyd Ross, 57, died at Jackson General Hospital of injuries received in the wreck. Mr. Ross was a state wiring inspector and lived in Greenfield. Services were conducted there Sunday afternoon.
Lexington Progress 18 Jan 1952

JERRY WAYNE McDANIEL - Funeral services for Jerry Wayne McDaniel were at Reeds Chapel, Friday April 17, 2009. Burial followed ni Nebo Cemetery in Huron. Mr. Mc Daniel age 73, of Lexington died April 16, 2009 at Lexington Manor. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Milholen of Huron, Janet McDaniel of Lexington; two sons, David Wayne McDaniel, Tracey of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; five sisters, Susie Garner of Jackson, Jean Williams of Lexington, Katie Bartholomew of Huron, Peggy Richie of Lexington, and Teddy Olson of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 22 April 2009

JOE E. McDANIEL , age 77, of Cedar Grove died Tuesday June 16, 2009 at his home. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Cornelia Simonton McDaniel; a daughter Teresa (Teddy) Bartholomew) McDaniel of Yuma; a son Tim (Brandy) McDaniel of Wildersville; two grandchildren; a sister Margaret McPeake of Lexington and a brother Tom McDaniel of Yuma. Services were June 18, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Jones Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 24 Jun 2009

JOHN ALLEN McDANIEL , age 98, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Lexington. He is survived by 1 son, Sam McDaniel (Linda) of Columbia; 1 daughter, Martha Sue Stanfill (Don) of Lexington; 3 grandchildren, Larry Don Stanfill Jr. of Lexington, Laura Grace McDaniel of Columbia, and Allen McDaniel of Columbia; and 1 great grandchild, Addison Stanfill of Lexington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irevene McDaniel; parents, Roddie and Ollie McDaniel; 1 brother, Ray McDaniel; and 3 sisters, Mary Jo Deere, Elsie Roberts, and Vennie McDaniel. Funeral services will be on Sunday, November 15 at 2PM at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 4PM-8PM and Sunday from 10AM till service.
Lexington Progress 17 Biv 2915

LURA JEWELL (BARROW) McDANIEL - Services for Lura McDaniel were Sunday April 11, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McDaniel, age 83, of Lexington died Thursday April 8, 2010 in Jackson TN. She was born April 28, 1926 in Henderson Co to the late Joseph and Birdie Barrow. She worked at Salant & Salant for 36 years and at Briarwood Manor for 24 years. She is survived by a daughter, Paulette (Bobby) James and a son Ronnie McDaniel both of Lexington ; a granddaughter, four grandsons; two sisters, Thelma Miller and Brenda (Jimmy) Sparkman; two brothers. James Harold (Gloria) Barrow and Kenneth (June) Barrow. She was preceded in death by her husband Onis McDaniel and four brothers Deward, Aaron, Curtis and David Barrow.
Lexington Progress 14 Apr 2010

MARY LOU (LEWIS) McDANIEL - departed from her earthly home on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born on October 18, 1935 to the late Orvie and Lizzie Sego Lewis. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 59 years, Bobby Joe McDaniel; 3 daughters, Tammy McDaniel Inman (Ken), Lisa McDaniel Bailey (Jimmy), and Gina McDaniel White (Sam); 5 grandchildren who were the love of her life, Adam Inman, Abby Bailey, Amber Bailey, Jake White, and Macy White; 2 sisters, Katherine Roberts and Doris Hollowell; 3 brothers, Herman Lewis (Geneva), Jack Lewis (Ernestine), and Jerry Lewis (Lynn); sisters in law, Clara Adcock, Audrey Hale (Ozlee), Joan Scott (Ronald), Jerry McDaniel (Margaret) and Faye McDaniel; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends who also affectionately call her Mom. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Dood Lewis and Wayne Lewis; sisters, Jane Woods, Brenda Weatherford, and Patricia Lewis; in laws, Carl and Vennie McDaniel; sister in law, Ann Hindman; and brother in laws, James Ray McDaniel and Billy Faye McDaniel. In addition to her love for her family, Mary Lou loved God and her church, First Baptist of Whiteville where she worked tirelessly in many areas. She served faithfully as Church Clerk for 37 years, the Fellowship Committee, the Flower Committee, Bible School, Nursery, and Choir. These were just a view of her many gifts of service. She was also actively involved in the community through Friendship Club, hosting many events in her home. Her home was a place where young people knew they were loved and there was always something good to eat. Two years ago, she and her husband moved to Jackson to be closer to family there and to better serve her health issues. She fought a valiant battle over the last few years and she was ready to go to her heavenly home. Visitation will be on Monday, May 18 from 5PM-7PM at Whiteville First Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life Service at 7PM. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 19 at 1PM at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10AM till service at Reed’s Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be given to First Baptist Church Whiteville at 203 East Main St. Whiteville, TN 38075, West Jackson Baptist Church Mission Trip c/o Abby Bailey at 580 Oil Well Rd. Jackson, TN 38305.
Lexington Progress 20 May 2015

ODA MAXINE McDANIEL - Graveside services for Oda Maxine McDaniel age 80, were April 5, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Ms. McDaniel passed away late Wednesday in Chester County. She was a retired employee of Johnsno Controls. Survivors include her children, Bobby McDaniel, Eddie McDanie, Sharon Garlock and Cathy Meadows.
Lexington Progrett 11 Apr 2012

RUTH (KIZER) McDANIEL - age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Lexington. She is survived by 3 sons, Dr. Benny McDaniel (Nita) of Knoxville, Steve McDaniel (Phyllis) of Parkers Crossroads, and Eddie McDaniel (Carmen) of Wildersville; 1 daughter, Jane Boyd (John) of Huntingdon; 1 brother, Robert Kizer of Lexington; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Ruthie Kizer; 3 brothers, Harry Kizer, Freddy Kizer, and Billy Kizer; and 2 sisters, Laura Scott and Mae Kizer. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 22 at 8PM at Reed's Chapel in Lexington. Burial will be on Saturday at 10AM at Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4PM till service.
Lexington Progress

UNA IROVENE (PINCKLEY) McDANIEL - Funeral services for Irevene McDaniel, age 81, will be Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Jones Cemetery. Mrs. McDaniel died Friday, December 2 at her home. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Wildersville Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John A. McDaniel; one daughter, Martha Sue (Don) Stanfill of Lexington; one son, Sam (Linda) McDaniel of Columbia; three sisters, Adell Adams of Memphis, Raymell Todd of Atwood, and Pauline Lewis of Wildersville; one brother, Bobby Pinckley of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Larry Don Stanfill, Jr, Laura Grace McDaniel, and Allen McDaniel; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Eddie and Johnny Pinckley. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m.
Contributed by Jerry McDaniel - The Watchers

PHYLLIS McMANUS , age 79 of Lexington TN passed away on Wednesday July 23, 2008 at Lexington Manor with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Born on April 7, 1929 in Milwaukee WI she was the daughter of the late Carl Nelson and Elsie Tiedeman. Phyllis attended schools in Red Wing Minnesota, graduating from Red WingHigh School. She worked as an accountant for K.M.I. Concrete and S.C. Johnson Wax retiring in 1992. She was a life long member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Kenosha. Phyllis was loved and adored by all who knew her. Her beautiful smile and love for life brought joy to everyone who met her. Phyllis loved to laugh and have others laugh with her. Phyllis was an amazing mom and mana who enjoyed life to its fullest. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, reading, and spending time with her family - especially her three grandchildren. Phyllis made friends with everyone she met and forever touched their lives. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters; Carrie Volkman (Ron) of Cherry Hill NJ and Buffy Creekmore (Jim) of Lexington; her three grandchildren; Jeremy Volkman, Megan adn Colton Creekmore; her sister Ann Goetluck (Tom) of Kenosha; her good friend Vernon Creekmore of Lexington and the many friends that love. Along with her parents Phyllis was preced by her sister Carlyn Germond.

HAROLD C. MEDLIN - died peacefully at his home in Ft. Walton Beach FL on May 25, 2015. He was a graduate of Castle Heights Military Academy, University of TN (Knoxville), the University of TN School of Dentistry and he Dewey School of Orthodontia. Dr. Medlin practiced dentistry in the Ft. Walton Beach area for 32 years anf for most of that time he was a pediatric dentist. He was one of the first dentists in the area. Although dentistry was his profession, real estate was his vocation andhe was the cofounder of BelAir Shopping Center. Northgate Mart and other commercial and residential developments. Dr. Medline was born in Sardis, TN and was the son of James Arthur and Mary Hortense Medlin who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Louise, to whom he was married for 61 years; Harold Martin Medlin and wife, Lorraine, Marcia Medlin Sober and husband Steve and three grandchildren. A private service was held at Jesse Rogers Cemetery in Mary Esther FL on May 30, 2015.
Lexington Progress 19 Jun 2015

JEWELL A. (MONK) MEDLIN - Services for Mrs. Medlin, age 88, are Thursday January 13, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home and burial in Pafford Scotts Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jewell A. Medlin passed away early Tuesday in Jackson. She was born October 8, 1922 in Oklahoma to the late William Arthur and Maggie Froman Monk. She was a retired cashier for Sears and a member of St. Regina Catholic CHurch in Parsons. She was preceded by her brother, Bill Monk, a sister Annabelle Williams and a grandchild, Meoldi Taylor. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Raymond Medlin of Scotts Hill, two daughters, Martha Wilkins and Bobbie Gosnell (Larry) of Elwood, Indiana, a sister, Lorene Gatlin of Batesville, Arkansas, and three grandchildren, Sally Jo Brown, Michael A. Forman, and Adam Troy Taylor, and two great grandchildren, Zachary and Jessica Taylor.
Lexington Progress 12 Jan 2011

CHARLES MELTON SR , of Reagan TN died on APril 30, 2011 while residing in Lockport IL. He was 61 years old. Charles leaves his wife Christine Cagle Melton of Lockport IL, 4 children; Charles Jr. Charlette O'Guinn of Reagan, Mary Basteck of Huron TN and Jesse Melton ofLockport and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 4 May 2011

GARY ANDREW MELTON - Age 41, passed away 2 June 2014 in Nashville. He is survived by his parents, Gary and Nelda Woods Melton of Lexington; 1 sister, Katherine Stephens of Lexington and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded by his grandparents, Alvis and Oleta Woods and Helen and Velton Melton. Servces wil be June 4 at Central Grove Baptist with burial in Central Grove Cem.

GUY MELTON - Funeral Services were held Thursday October 23, 2008 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Sand Ridge. Mr. Guy Melton, 86 of Lexington, died Tuesday October 21, 2008 at Jackson Madison County Hsp. He is survived by hsi wife, Nettie Sue (Crownover) Melton; two sons, Tim and Greg both ofLexington; a brother Gerald of Lexington, a sister, Arbie Wood of Lexington and 3 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 October 2008

JAMES H. MELTON - Services for James H. Melton were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Owens and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. Melton, who was 56, was found dead Tuesday at his home in Lexington Village. He was a native of Lexington, a retired cab driver and a Baptist. He leaves two sisters, Inez Stubblefield of Lexington and Evelyn Tomlin of St. Louis.
The Lexington Progress, January 1986 - transcribed by Dianna Gilbert

JUANITA (GOFF) MELTON - Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Goff Melton, age 76, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday May 14, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Melton died Tuesday in Memphis, where she was living with her daughter, Betsy. She was a retired real estate agent. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Melton of Bartlett; two sons, Tommy and Jerry Goff of Memphis.
Lexington Progress 13 May 2009

MARTHA VESTA (AZBILL) MELTON - Services for Mrs. Martha Vesta Azbill Melton, 78, were conducted Dec. 28, 1951 from the First Baptist Church by the Rev. Clarence Azbill, assisted by the Rev. Edwin Duesner. Mrs. Melton died at her home on Clifton Street Tuesday night after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was an active worker until ill health forced her virtual retirement. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. Azbill. She is survived by fourbrothrs, F.J. and J.I. Azbill fo Lexington; Azbill of Jackson; a sister Mrs. J.I. Azbill, Tyler MO and C.E. Sarah Blankenship of Bruceton; two daughters, Miss Myrtle Melton, Dyersburg and Mrs. Clarence Noel Jackson; four grandaughters Martha Joe and Flossie Melton Ball of Lexington; Mrs. J. T. Holmes McKenzie and Mrs. H.G. McGinley, Clinton.
(Lexington Progress Jan 5, 1951)

DEWEY HOBSON MELTON - Service for Dewey Melton farmer and timber worker, were Monday at Oak Grove with the Rev. Arvin Rhodes and the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr Melton, who was 57, died Sunday morning en route to Jackson General Hospital. He had returned home only Saturday after 11 days at St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Millie Jowers Melton; his mother, Mrs. Dora Pirtle Melton; seven sons Melvin Melton, Velton Melton, Allen Melton and Carmen Melton all of near Lexington; George Melton of Chicago, Oneal Melton of Memphis and Carl Fay Melton of Henderson ; four brothers, George Melton of Jackson, Ronnie Melton, Elmer Melton and Jordan Melton, all near Lexington.
Contributed by Ginny Lee
(Dewey is the son of John Forest and Dora Pirtle Melton she is buried there at Oak Grove also)

DOUGLAS WAYNE MELTON - Funeral services for Douglas Melton were Sat. March 20, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Hare Cemetery. Douglas Wayne Melton, age 63, of Lexington died Thursday March 18, 2010 in Lexington. He was born Feb. 27, 1947 to the late Jack and Estelle Melton. He was a school bus driver with the Henderson County School System and was retired from the Lexington Electric System. He served with the Tennessee Army National Guard with over 20 years service and retired as a 1st Sergeant. He is survived by his wife Jane Melton, a daugher Alisha Melton; three stepdaughters Kristi Dyer and Wendi Tole of Lexington and AAmanda Dyer of Ft. Meade, MD and a sister Doris Smith of AL.
Lexington Progress 24 Mar 2010

JANICE MELTON Funeral services for Mrs. Janice Melton, age 65, are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Sunday, July 28, 2013 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. George Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Melton passed away late Friday at her home in Lexington. She was born April 26, 1948 in Decatur County to the late Delbert and Dorthy Byrd Taylor. She was an associate at Walmart and a member of New Hope Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Mr. Dale Melton, her daughter Lisa Melton Holmes, her son, Jason (Vickie) Melton all of Lexington, her brother, Odell (Glenda) Taylor of Darden, and three grandsons, Cody Holmes, Jason Orr, and Zack Melton.
Lexington Progress 31 Jul 2013

JOHN FOREST MELTON was born May 20, 1864 and departed this life on Feb. 20, 1938, making his stay on earth 74 years and nine months. He was married to Dora Elinor Pirtle, June 26, 1887. To this union were born eleven children namely: George, Ludie, Jordan, Reed Jerome, Donnie (Melton) Williams, Dewey, Thomas. Earnest, Dovie (Melton) Patton and Elmer. Ludie, Reed and Earnest preceded him to the grave in infacy. He recieved a hope in Christ and united with the Primitive Baptist Church, at New Antioch, in or about 1891 and lived a faithful Christian until death. He was a loving husband, a faithful father and kind neighbor. To know him was to love him. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, eight children, thirty-six grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Elder J. L. Fuller, assisted by Elder Dee Neisler and Rev. T.C. Jowers, after which his body was laid to rest in the Barren Springs cemetery to await the resurrection morn. Sleep on, dear grandfather and take thy rest. We will meet you again in Heaven where Angels dwell.
Contributed by Ginny Lee -- Written by his Grandaughter

LYDIA A. (ROSS) MELTON , 88, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at the Forest Cove Nursing Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home Main Street Chapel with burial in Center Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Melton, the widow of Neal L. Melton, leaves four daughters, Vera Purvis of Spokane, Wash., Ruby Williams of Jackson, Nancy Holton of Southaven, Miss., and Doris McKee of Gallatin; a son, Bobby Melton of Jackson; three sisters, Exie Grissom of Jackson, Gertie Grissom of Dresden and Jewel Bingham of Scotts Hill; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Provided by Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave

MYRTLE MAY (ROSS) MELTON -Graveside services for Mrs. Myrtle Ross Melton, 95, will be at 11:00 AM today at Palestine Cemetery in Lexington. Mrs. Melton, a homemaker, died Friday August 14, 1992, at Chester County Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for several years. She was the daughter of the late Andrew "Jack" Jackson and Julia Ann Ross Faucett. She was married to the late Will Melton on December 15, 1912 in Miflin (Chester County), TN. A son (Edmond Harold Melton) and a daughter (Julia Marie Melton Flanagan) also preceeded her in death. Another son, Berlon Melton of Medon, survives as well as seven grandchildren.

NETTIE SUE (CROWNOVER) MELTON , age 89, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Lexington. She is survived by 2 sons, Tim Melton (Carol) and Greg Melton (Toni); 1 sister, Barbara Wood; 5 grandchildren, Jason Melton, Christy Bowman, Ashley Melton, Brandon Avery, and Tyler Avery; and 3 great grandchildren, Jayda Bowman, Hayden Bowman, and Lilly Avery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Evelyn Crownover; husband, Guy Melton; 3 brothers, Edward Crownover, J.C. Crownover, and Otis Crownover; and 4 sisters, Bonnie Faye Donelson, Lula Mae Scott, Wilma Garner, and Eva Keen
Lexington Progress 8/12/2015

RUBYE (DAVIDSON) MELTON - Services for Rubye Melton age 90 are scheduled March 11, 2009 in the Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Henderson Memory Gardens. She was preceded by her husband Lloyd Carl Melton; five brothers and six sisters. She is survived by a son, Don Carlos and his wife Paulette of Lexington and a daughter Betty Carrington and her husband John of Wasilla Alaska. Rubye leaves one grandaughter.
Lexington Progress 11 March 2009

LARRY HUNTER MILLS SR - Services for Mr. Larry Hunter Mills, Sr. age 76 were Friday May 9, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cem. Mr. Mills died 7 May 2008 early Wednesday in Jackson. He was born Feb. 8, 1932 in Jackson to the late Hunter Mason and Erdie Mae (Butler) Mills. He wa a Korean War Veteran, serving in the Air Force. Mr. Mills was a retired Pharmacist working for 48 years and a member of First Baptist Church in Lexington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Pegg Mills and his grandson, Dale Loftin. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa (Charles) Powers and three sons, Stuart (Sherry) and Warren all of Lexington; two brothers, Wallace and Farrell (Brenda) of Jackson; one sister Linda Horne of Huntsville AL, four grandchildren, Stephanie (Shane) James, Shelby Mills, Garren Mills, and Nikki Waygh and three great grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 14, 2008

PEGGY (OSBORNE) MILLS - Services for Mrs. Peggy Osborne Mills were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Mills, who was 46, died Friday afternoon at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. She leaves her husband, Larry H. Mills Sr.; three sons, Hunter Mills, Stuart Mills and Warren Mills, all of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Lisa Lofton of Lexington; two brothers, Edward L. Osborne of Bound Brook, N. J., and Billy Osborne of Grant, Ala.; a sister, Frances Northcott of Jackson and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 28, 1982

RUSSELL WILDREN MILLS - age 93, passed away Oct. 1, 2012 in Lexington. He is survived by a son, James E. Mills of Cedar Grove, a daughter, Jolene Mills of Cedar Grove; a sister Earlene Jones of Cedar Grove, 3 grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Dallas and Nellie Townsend Mills; and his wife Virginia Anderson Mills. Services will be Oct. 4 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial in Pleasant Hill Cem.
Lexington progress Oct 3, 2012

SAM T. MILLS - Services for Sam T. Mills, age 63, are Oct. 14, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Judson Cemetery. Mr. Mills died Saturday in Lexington. He was sel-employed in medical transportation. He was preceded by his wife, Connie Joyce Mills and one brother, Scott. Survivors include his two sons, Dan of OK and Michael of Lexington; one daughter Karen Phillips of Hammond LA; two sisters, Donna Cullen of Lake Havasue City AZ and Theresa Gomez of Round Lake Beach IL; five grandchildren and one great grandchild, Erie Jr.
Lexington Progress 13 Oct, 2011

WARREN MILLS - Graveside services for Warren Mills, age 41, were May 18, 2011 at the Lexington Cemetery with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Mr. Mills passed away Saturnday May 14, 2011 in Jackson TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Hunter Mills and Peggy Ruth Osborne Mills, a brother Hunter Mills and a nephew- date Loftin. Survovors include his son, Garren Riley Mills, his brother Stewart Mills, and his sister- Lisa Powers.
Lexington Progress 18 May 2011

DON MILNER - Funeral services for Don Milner were Friday June 19, 2009 at Sardis Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Sardis Cemetery. Mr. Milner, age 62, US Airforce Veteran, died June 15, 2009. SUrvivors include his mother, Bertha Lorene Milner of Sardis; a son, James Daniel Milner of Crestview FL. He was preceded by his wife, Marlene Margaretk, his father Raymond Henry Milner.
Lexington Progress June 24, 2009

MARGARET MINTON - Graveside services for Margrett R. Minton, age 81, were held March 28, 2008 at Holmes Cemetery in Scotts Hill. Pafford Funeral Home was i charge. Mrs. Minton died Wednesday at her home in Foley AL. She was a native of Scotts Hill. She is survived by her daughter, Vivian Smith of Fairhope AL; her son, Vernon of Foley AL; two sisters, Irene Blackwell and Hattie Bass of Jackson; two brothers, Franklin and Grady Scott of Jackson; three grandchildren.

HELEN MITCHELL - Services for Helen Mitchell, age 92 were March 18, 2013 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. She died March 16, 2013. Interment followed at Mt. Zion. Survivors include three sons; Richard T., John E and Larry T; one sister Wilma Davis and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Richard Mitchell, one son; Howard C. Mitchell, one brother R.T. Long and 1 grandchild.
Lexington Progress March 9, 2013

JEANNINE JARRETT MITCHELL - Services for Jeannine Mitchell age 72, were held Feb. 16, 2012 at Concord United Methodist Church. The burial took place at 1:30 at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike. Mrs. Mitchell passed away Tuesday at UT Medical Center, Knoxville. She was born Feb. 4, 1940 in Lexington TN. She was preceded by her husband Wayne Mitchell, a brother Ben Jarrett, and a twin sister dead at birth. Survivors include her brother Glenn Jarrett.
Lexington Progress 22 Feb 2012

BETTY JEAN (KINCANNON) MONTGOMERY - Services for Betty Montgomery, age 82, were Dec 6, 2015 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Paul Lynn officiating. Burial followed in Corinth Meth. Cemetery. She passed away Dec. 5, 2015 in Jackson. She was born Aug. 16, 1933 in Decatur County to the late Lynn and Maggie Johnson Kincannon. Mrs. Betty was a homemaker, a member of Corinth Meth. Church and the Repuglican Women's Committee of Decatur County. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, flowers and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded by her husband Glen. Survivors include her son, Robert and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9 Dec 2015

G. W. MONTGOMERY - Services for G. W. Montgomery were Dec. 29 at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Reeves officiating. Burial was in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mr. Montgomery, who was 64, died Friday, Dec. 27, at Lexington Methodist Hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was a retired employee of Milan Army Ammunition Plant and a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Sue Montgomery of Lexington; a daughter, Patsy Grissom of Lexington; a son, Gene Montgomery of San Diego, Calif.; his mother, Tencie McCormic of Lexington; three brothers, Curry Britt, Robert Montgomery, both of Lexington and Charles Montgomery of Jackson; four sisters, Jewell Powers, Edna Moore, both of Lexington, Zelmer Thomlinson of Walnut, Miss., and Hazel Pasco of Gibsonton, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress, January 8, 1986

GENVEA F. MONTGOMERY - Services for Geneva Montgomery are 71, were Aug. 16, 2016 at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemeteyr. She passed away Saturday in Parsons. She was born March 7, 1945 in Decatur County to the late Lee and Omie Funderburk Flatt. She was preceded by her husband Harold and two brothers, Bill Flatt and Roger Ivey. Survivors include her son, Johnny Montgomery, two daughters, Ann Chalk and Kay Gant; one sister, Judy Arnold; half sister Marie Harver and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 Aug 2016

JUDIE (NEWBILL) MONTGOMERY - One of the elect ladies of Lexington passed to her heavenly reward when Mrs. Judie Newbill Montgomery, aged 57 years, breathed her last at the family home on Clifton Street Friday morning after an illness of several months. A daughter of the late Nathaniel Thomas Newbill and Mrs. Callie Swinney Newbill, she was born near McLemoresville, Carroll County, August 24, 1871. She was twice married. Her first husband was Prof. J.J. Yates to whom she ws married Sept. 14, 1889. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. J.A. (Raulie) McCall. Prof. Yates died October 5, 1897. Her second marriage was to W.H. Montgomery on Oct. 17, 1901. No children were born to this union, but surviving her are her husband and four stepchildren, Henderson, T. Emer, Mrs. Herman (Edna) Conyers and Ernest Montgomery, on whom she lavished a wealth of maternal love and care. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S.E. (Florence) Carter, Memphis and Mrs. J.W. (Virginia) Harvey, Memphis. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating, with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Republican May 10, 1929

MELVIN MONTGOMERY - Services were Dec. 6, 2012 at the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Daniel officiating. Interment followed in Lexington Cem. Melvin, the son of the late Norman and AGertrude (Wade) Montgomery, died late Monday 3 Dec. 2012 in Jackson. Mr. Montgomery joined BRWDA after his retirement as a math teacher from Sardis & Lexington High School. While teaching at Sardis, he also enjoyed coaching the school's baseball team. Most importantly, enjoying his grandcildren and their many activities brought him the most joy. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Sullivan and Melanie Montgomery; his brother Wayne of Bartlett and Brenda Montgomeery mother of their daughters, Lisa an dMelanie.

REED CARTER MONTGOMERY - A private graveside service will celebrate the brief life of Reed Carter Montgomery the newborn son of Sunny and Clint Montgomery. Reed Carter passed into his Heavenly Father's arms on August 23, 2014 at the Jackson Hospital. He is survived by his grandparents, Debbie and Gary Montgomery and Belinda and Mike Reed. Grandparents are Grapel and the late G.B. Hill, Geneva and the late Nealous Montgomery, the late Mary Nelle and Ernest Reed Jr. and Willie Mae and the late Garfield Hayes. He also leaves his uncles and aunts, Josh and Toni Reed and his cousin Bristol; Derrick and Kara Montgomery and his cousin Gordon.
"There is no footprint so small that it does not leave an imprint on this world."

WILLIAM HOUSTON MONTGOMERY , former Lexington merchant and for the past few years a resident of Henderson, where he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Herman Conyers, and son, Ernest Montgomery, died at the Fitts-White Clinic in Jackson Thursday afternoon. He was 82 years of age. Mr. Montgomery was born near Sardis, where he spent most of his early life, later moving to Lexington, where he engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years. About 10 years ago when his business was destroyed by fire, he retired from that line of endeavor and entered the cotton seed buying business here. While living in Lexington he was secretary and chairman of the Lexington City School Board and was otherwise connected with the civic affairs of the town and country. He was first married to Miss Dorothy Kent and following her death, he was married to Judie Newbill Yates, who preceded him several years ago. Surviving are two sons, Elmer and Ernest of Henderson, one daughter, Mrs. H.L. Conyers of Henderson, one stepdaughter, Mrs. John A. McCall of Lexington and two brothers, A.S. Montgomery of Lexington and J.R. of Jackson. Rev. Comer Hastings conducted services at the First Methodist Church with interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress February 6, 1942

WILLIAM JOHN MONTGOMERY , was born May 7, 1873 departed this life Tuesday March 20, 1951. Age 77 years, 10 months and 13 days. In 1895 he was married to Miss Clemmie Etta Craig. To this union was born six children, three dying in infancy. His wife and three sons, Edgar H. Miami, FL; C.L and W.C. of Jackson. Also one brother J.A. of Sardis, two sisters Mrs. Clara Presley of Sardis, Mrs. Ida Murphy of SPring Creek TN; Eight Grandchildren. In early life he professed in faith in Christ, although he never united with any church. he lived a good, honest life always trying to help someone. "Uncle Will" will be sadly missed. Services were conducted Thursday at Shady Grove Church with Shackleford Funeral Home of Savannah TN in charge.
(Mar 30, 1951 Lexington Progress)

BRENDA TROYE (ELVINGTON) MOONEY , Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Troye Mooney, age 66, are scheduled for 3 PM, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Pentecostal Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mooney passed away Tuesday in Lexington after battling cancer. She was born May 5, 1948 in Henderson County to the late Troy Hardin Elvington, Sr. and Leatha Pearl Powers Elvington. She was a retired inspector at MIG and a member of Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Fred Mooney; two brothers, Jimmy Thomas Elvington and Thomas Ray Elvington; and one grandson, Jeremy Lee Miller. Survivors include her two sons, Wayne Elvington of Selmer and Alvin Wesley Bailey (Heather Camper) of Darden; three stepsons, Tim Mooney and Jerry Mooney of Sardis, and Tracy (Sherry) Mooney of Selmer; one daughter, Brenda Darlene (Allen) Duncan of Wildersville; one stepdaughter, Debra Rowland of Sardis; two brothers, Raymond Elvington and Jr. Elvington of Lexington; two sisters, Linda Bailey of Reagan and Pearl Elvington of Sardis; seven grandchildren, Terry and Thomas Miller, Little Ray Elvington, Keesha Elvington, Kelsey Elvington, Jeff Elvington, and Katie Beth Bailey; and sixteen great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society.
Lexington Progress 14 Jan 2015

COY EASTER MOONEY , 92, retired farmer, died Wednesday at Crockett County Nursing Home in Alamo, after a long illness. Services will be at 2 pm Friday at Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill, with burial in Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near here. Mr. Mooney, the widower of Exie Smith Mooney, leaves six daughters, Ilene Turner, Nell Taylor, Patricia Sheppard, Barbara Swindle, and Nancy Barrett, all of Alamo, and Reba Bradley of Paris; five sons, Rev. David Mooney and Odell Mooney, both of Alamo, Eual Mooney of Reagan, Richard Mooney of Troy, and James Earl Mooney of Obion; 38 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Melinda Bell

EAUL EDWARD MOONEY , age 81, died July 13, 2008 at his home. He was born in Adamsville, TN the son of the late Coy and Rena Flatt Mooney. He lived in Lake County as a young man and attended schools there. He was married to Mary Elizabeth Climer on June 28, 1947 and they made their home in Henderson County. Mr. Mooney was a truck driver for B.W. Trucking, retiring in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Climer Mooney; three daughters, Joyce Wade of Reagan, Carol Pruett of Lexington and Peggy Jennings of Reagan; two sons, Michael Mooney of Reagan and Allen Mooney of Huron; ten grandchildren, Bucky and Dennis Wade, Lynn and Glynn Mooney, Misty Moore, Chris and Mark Pruett, Justin Bailey, April Goff and Jason Mooney and twenty three great grandchildren; six sisters, Reba Bradley of Empire, AL, Ilean Turner of Alamo, TN, Nell Taylor of OK, Patricia Mooney of Georgia, Barbara Mosier and Nancy Barrett both of Alamo; three brothers, James Earl Mooney of Obion, David Joe Mooney and Odell Mooney both of Alamo, TN. He was preceded in death by a son, Ed Neal Mooney in 1948 and a sister Ruby Bonnin.

EDITH (GIBBONS) MOONEY - Services for Mrs. Edith V. Mooney were Friday at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with burial was in the church cemetery. Boyd Funeral Home of Scotts Hill was in charge. Mrs. Mooney, who was 76, died Wednesday morning at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. She was a Pentecostal. She leaves her husband Vester Mooney of Sardis, three daughters, Ms. Clara Bell Buford of Lexington , Mrs. Louise Craig of Humboldt and Mrs. Lillian Kail of Bells; three sons, Walton Gibbons, of South Bend IN, James Gibbons of Phoenix and Arthur Wayne Gibbons ofHumboldt; two stepsons, H.D. Mooney of Scotts Hill and Mae Mooney of Sardis; a brother, George Lee Holden of Trenton, 24 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 10/12/1988

FRED WILLIAM MOONEY - Services for Fred William Mooney were Saturday, Sept. 25, 1993 at Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church with the Revs. W.R. Roach and Robert Roach officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, near Sardis, with Pafford Funeral Home in Charge. Mr. Mooney who wa 55, died Thursday at Decatur County General Hospital. He was a construction worker. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Brenda Mooney of Sardis, three sons, Jerry Mooney, Tim and Tracey Mooney all of Sarids; a daughter, Deborah Rowland of Sardis; two step-sons, Wayne Elvington of Shelmer and Wesley Bailey of Sardis; a stepdaughter, Darlene Elvington of Sardis; five sisters, Lester Mooney of Enville, Vester of Scotts Hill, Roy Moone, Grady, both of Sardis and Troy Mooney of Reagan, three sisters Lela Swift, Ruth Scott and Dorothy Ross, all of Sardis, 12 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9/29/1993

GRADY EDWARD MOONEY - Services for Grady Mooney, age 84, were July 9, 2014 at Pafford Funeeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Hollis Eugene Davis and Bro. Wm. Duke officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Pentecostal Cemetery. Mr. Grady passed away on July 7, 2014 in Lexington. He was born on April 6, 1930 in Henderson County to the late James Ivey and VirgieMauney Mooney. He was a sel-employed carpenter and a member of Cedar Grove Pentecostal Church. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He was preceded by his wife, Mae , 7 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors include his daughters Frances Perry, Marie Kennedy, two sons, Dale and Bobby Mooney and daughter Betty Sims, sisters Ruth Scott and Dorothy Ross and 9 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9 Jul 2014

HAROLD GENE MOONEY - Funeral services for Mr. Harold Gene Mooney, age 69, are scheduled for 2 PM on Monday November 30, 2015 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. Bobby Black and Bro. Tommy Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Harold passed away on Saturday November 28, 2015 at his home in Eagleville, TN. Born in Henderson County, TN to the late Roy Hester and Bernice Kennedy Mooney, Mr. Harold was a self employed construction worker. Mr. Harold was preceded in death by a son, Michael Mooney. Survivors include his wife, Patsy Mooney, two sons, David Mooney and Steven Mooney (Faye), step-son, Patrick Parrish (Leigh Ann), brother, Roy Gene Mooney (Sylvia), sister, June (Jerry) Carroll, 8 grandchildren; Breanna, Samantha, Michaela, Michael, Davie, and CJ Mooney, and Gavin and Elizabeth Parrish, and four great grandchildren; Kade Galbreath, JL Dotson, Brennan Fowler, and Kolton Shaw, and baby Mooney
Lexington Progress 2 Dec 2015

JAMES DAVID MOONEY - Services for (James) David Mooney were Friday 25 Feb. 1994 at Boyd-Scotts Hill Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Grove Baptist Cemetery.  Mr. Mooney, who was 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 at Jackson Gen. Hospital. He was a retired farmer and grocer.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grapel Allen Mooney of Sardis; seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Miller, Mrs. Carolyn Barker, Mrs. Georgia Tate, Ms. Sandra Mooney, all of Sardis, Mrs. Cheryl Moody, Scotts, Scotts Hill, Mrs. Marlene Brown of Lexington and Mrs. Becky Howard of West Palm Beach FL; three sons, Lowell Mooney, Noel Mooney, both of Scotts Hill and  David Mooney of Darden.
Lexington Progress 3/2/1994

ROY HESTER MOONEY was born in the Cedar Grove Community of Henderson County on December 5, 1922. He left this life on November 23, 2008 at the Jackson Hospital. One of 11 children born to the late James Ivy and Virgie Alice Mooney, he attended the local school. On September 15, 1941 at Blytheville, Mississippi County, AR he entered into marriage with Bernice Nell Kennedy, also of the Cedar Grove community. Bernice preceded him in 1976. Engaged in construction and carpentry work for many years, Roy Mooney was considered one of the areas best home builders. He was preceded by six brothers and one sister. He is survived by one brotehr, Grady; two sisters, Ruth Scott and Dorothy Ross, all of Sardis; three children, June (Jerry) Carroll of Florence AL, Harold (Patsy) Mooney of Sardis, and Roy Gene (Fylvia) Mooney ofMemphis; six grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and one gg grandchild. Funeral services were Tuesday November 25, 2008 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill with Bro. William Duke officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Baptist Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 26 Nov 2008

SUZIE Q. MOONEY - Graveside services for Mrs. Suzie Q. Mooney were Saturday, April 6, 1996 at Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Mooney, who was 51, died Thursday April 4, 1996 in Hayti MO. She was a housewife. She leaves four sons, Dillard Lee Mooney Jr., of Iuca MS, Curtis Teague of Jefferson City MO; Calving Teague and Dewayne Teague, two daughters, Dora Teague and Mary Ann Mooney of Holland MO; three brothers, Joe Ballard of Cooter MO, Johnny Ballard and Lawrence Ballard, both of Lexington; two sisters, Jimmie Smith of Glen, MS and Betsy Overman of Cooter MO and a grandchild.
Lexington Progress 10 April 1996

TROY MOONEY - Services for Mr. Troy "Shorty" Mooney are today June 12, 2002 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill TN. Burial will follow in Ridley's Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Mooney, age 75, passed away Sunday, at this home. He was a retired sawmill employee. He leaves his wife; Maudie Mooney of Reagan, three daughters; Linda Davis of Sardis, Judy Rowland of Reagan, Regina Brantley of Dresden, one son; Danny Mooney of Reagan, three sisters; Lela Swift, Ruth Scott and Dorothy Ross all of Sardis, three brothers, Vester Mooney of Scotts Hill, Roy Mooney and Grady Mooney of Sardis, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pafford in Scotts Hill is in charge.
Lexington Progress 12 June 2002






JIMMIE OLA (GURLEY) MOSIER - Services for Mrs. Jimmie Ola Mosier of 564 Berclair Road, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Memphis Funeral Home, with burial in Independent Cemetery near [Lexington Tenn. Mrs. Mosier, who was 56, died at 9:20 a.m. yesterday at Methodist Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Henderson County, she came to Memphis 31 years ago. A member of Berclair Avenue Church of Christ, she was an Eastern Star and a seamstress. She leaves her husband, Brodie H. Mosier; a sister, Mrs. Indie Mae Keen of Reagan, Tenn., and a brother, Jessie L. Gurley of Lexington.
Commercial Appeal Memphis TN

WILLIAM JASPER MOSIER - Services for William Jasper Mosier were Sunday afternoon at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Independence Cemetery. Mr. Mosier, who was 94, died Friday night at Lexington Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of the Independence community and a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves three sons, Jake Mosier of Sun City, Ariz., B. H. Mosier of Memphis and James Mosier of Oakmont, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde McMinn of Henderson, Mrs. Vera Hammonds of Nashville, Mrs. Ola Leigh of San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Mildred Gurley of Lexington; a brother, Lawson Mosier of Wichita Falls, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Molly Small of Normangee, Texas, 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 20, 1964

CHRISTOPHER GILL MOSS - Funeral services for Chrisopher Moss were August 31, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home. Inerment followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Christopher was 21, died Saturday August 29, 2009. He was preceded by his sister Hallie Beth Moss and grandparents Gene Kathleen Britt. Survivors include his father, Randall Moss of Huron and his mother, Joyce Alexander of Beech Bluff. Also his grandmother Betty Catherine ELder and a sister Stacye Moss of Beech Bluff.
Lexington Progress 2 Sep 2009

MRS. MELVIN MOSS was born in Luray, March 15, 1918 and died January 11, 1945 in Phoenix Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Joe Moss, formerly of Jackson; her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Odell, four sisters and one brother; Mrs. Edd Donaldson, Mrs. Pines Martin, Mrs Kenneth Emhoff, all of Phoenix AZ; Mrs. Thomas Adcock of Lexington and Richard Odell of the U.S. Navy at Norfolk VA.
Lexington Progress Feb. 9, 1945

ABE MULLINS - 74, were conducted Wednesday from New Bethel by the Rev. Thomas Rogers. Mr. Mullins, the last member of the "Uncle" Bill Mullins family died at his home at Life Tuesday. He had been in ill health for severalyears. In 1902 he was married to Lula Mae Wallace. Two children born to this union died in infancy. Mr. Mullins was a member of the Methodist Church. Pallbearers were L.F. Ross, Wallace Gilliam, John S. Mullins, Basil Meals, Thompsie Mullins, W.C. Mullins. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery.
Lexington Progress Feb. 16, 1951

ADDIE MAE MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Addie Mae Mullins were Saturday, June 22, at Reeds Chapel with burial in New Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins, who was 90, died Friday, June 21. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of Edward Mullins. She leaves a daughter, Margaret Veteto of Memphis, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 6-26-1996- transcribed by, Becky Keen

ALBERT E. MULLINS - Aged 54 years, died December 18, 1923, at his home between Hinson Springs and Life. He leaves a wife and three children, two daughtes and one son, one daughter having married Jim Martin. Albert was the elder son of the late Bill Mullins. He is survived by one brother and one sister. The funeral occurred at the Mullins graveyard near the home.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor Lexington Progress December 21, 1923

CHARLES M. MULLINS - Services for Charles M. Mullins were Saturday at Palestine Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J.J. Douglas and Clyde Tilley and G.T. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Mullins 88, died Thursday morning at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Henderson County, a retired farmer, merchant and a Cumberland Presbyterian. He leaves a son, Opie Mullins of Huron; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ryals of Huron and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 8 Apr 1984

CHARLES EDWARD MULLINS - Services for Charles Edward Mullins were Friday Nov. 24, 2000 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine. Mr. Mullins, 66, died Wednesday Nov. 22, 2000 at his home. He leaves three sisters, Ruby Beecham of Hammond IN; Lunell Britt and Lillian Williams both of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 29 Nov 2000

DOROTHY (GARNER) MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Dorothy Garner Mullins were Saturday at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. John Loew officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mrs. Mullins 68, died Wednesday at Parkway Hospital in Jackson. She was the widow of Wilburn Mullins. She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Laverne Tucker, Mrs. Mickey Maness, both of Woodridge IL, Mrs. Shirley Huffine of South Elgin IL., Mrs. Emma White of Huron and Mrs. Sandra Snyder of West Frankfort IL; a son, Max Mullins of Buffalo IL; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille White of Lexington and Mrs. Bradie Fesmire of Huron; three brothers, Murry Garner, Clyde and Bill all of Huron and 19 grandchildren.
Lexington P rogress 2 Jan 1980

EXIE MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Exie Mullins were Tuesday at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins who was 83, died Monday Oct. 16, 1995 at Jackson Hsp. She was a retired supervisor for Bordaux Hospital in Nashville.
Lexington Progress 18 Oct 1995

INFANT MULLINS - The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mullins of the Life community died Sunday afternoon of pneumonia. Mrs. Mullins has been very sick but is improving. Lexington friends sympathize with the bereaved parents in the loss of their little one and hope for immediate improvement in the condition of Mrs. Mullins.

MRS. J.D. MULLINS , aged 26 years, died last Monday afternoon at her home on Purdy Street that had been occupied by her family less than two weeks, for she was brought to town to take treatment for tuberculosis. She is survived by her husband, a son of the late Robert Mullins and two children.
Lexington Progress January 11, 1924

J.C. MULLINS , Services for J.C. Mullins, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 23, 2002 at Reeds Chapel - Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Rev. Ken Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cem. Mr. Mullins died Friday Sept. 20, 2002 at Humboldt General Hospital. He was a veteran ofWW II served in Germany, Military Police and 32 years of service with TVA. He was preceded by his wife, Mayme Bishop Mullins. Survivors include a daughter Rhonda (Jeff) Gagnon of Jackson; four sisters, Linda Coleman ofLexington, Helen Meals of Mason, Clay Todd of Wildersville and Peggy Oliver of Flat Rock AL; and two grandchildren, Casey and Travis Freeman of Jackson.
Jackson Sun 22 Sun 2002

LELA IRENE MULLINS - Services for Miss Lela Irene Mullins were Monday at Palestine Presb. Church with Rev. J.J. Douglas and Jack McAdams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Miss Mullins 58, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Beecham of Riverdale IL, Mrs. Mary Lunell Gene and Mrs. Lilliam Williams, both of Lexington and a brother Charles Mullins of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 20 Jan 1988

MARIE (CLEMENT) MULLINS , 79, of Lexington died June 17, 2009 in Lexington. She was retired from Bell South after 39 years of service and was a resident of Oak Haven Assisted Living where she attended church services. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Gail) Mullins, the band director for Calloway Co. High School of Murray KY, Larry (Anita) Mullins, an employee of the TN Office ofHomeland Security of Lexington; four grandchildren, Jennifer Reid, Stephanie and Cory Mullins, and her mother Louise Clement of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Mullins and her father Jake Clement. Funeral services were June 19, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with buril in Lexington Cem.
Lexington Progress 24 Jun 2009

MAYME MILDRED (BISHOP) MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Mayme Mildred Mullins will be April 11 at 11 a.m. at Dilday Chapel in Huntingdon. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins, 76, passed away at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon due to heart failure. She was a Baptist in faith. She leaves her husband J.C. Mullins of Lexington, one daughter Rhonda Gail Gagnon and two grandchildren Casey Lee Freeman and Travis Beau Freeman, two sisters Annie Ruth Volner and Gracie Stanford.
Lexington Progress 10 Apr 2002

MITTIE EULA (BRITT) MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Mittie Eula Britt Mullins were Saturday at Palestine Cumberland Presby. Church with Rev. Alan Meinzer and Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford in charge. Mrs. Mullins, 92, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was the widow of L.H. Duncan Mullins. She leaves a daughter Mrs. Louise M. Tignor of Lexington; a sister Mrs. Ruby Wheatley of Lexington; two brothers, Otis T. Britt and Elbert A. Britt, both of Lexington, two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 23 Oct 1991

NORRIS MULLINS - Services for Bro. Norris Mullins, age 74, were Thursday, December 23, 2010 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Joseph Baker and Bro. Eddie Martin officiating. Burial followed in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Bro. Mullins passed away early Wednesday in Jackson. He was born Sept. 5, 1936 in Henderson County to the late Cecil and Reddie (Williams) Mullins. He was a retired employee of Columbus McKinnon and a member of Lexington Church of God, where he served as Associate Pastor. Bro Mullins was preceded by one daughter Teresa Mullins. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dean Mullins, his son, Norrisie Mullins, his daughter Terry Garner (David), his grandson Tyler Garner and two sisters Betty Holmes and Doris Rudnick all of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 29 Dec 2010

OPIE DELMER MULLINS - Services for Opie D. Mullins were Friday Oct. 19, 2001 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. Mullins 86, died October 16, 2001 at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired farm and truck driver. He leaves two daughters Margaret Holmes of Memphis and Barbara Mullins of St. Charles Mo; a son Sammy D. Mullins of Jackson and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 24 Oct 2001

RACHEL (BELL) MULLINS - Services for Rachel Bell Mullins were Tuesday Jan. 26, 1999 at the Pafford Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins 83, died Sunday January 24, 1999 at Briarwood Nursing Hoem. She is survived by her husband Opie Delmer Mullins of Huron; two daughters Margaret Holmes of Memphis and Barbara Morrow of St. Louis; one son Sammy Musllins of Jackson; one sister Rebecca Fesmire of Lexington and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 27 Jan 1999

RUBY (KING) MULLINS - Funeral services for Ruby King Mullins, 90, will be Saturday, January 15 at Reeds Chapel. Burial follow at New Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins died Tuesday, January 11 at Henderson Co. Community Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, William R. Mullins; a daughter, Betty Page; and a great-grandchild, Robin. Survivors include one sister, Margaret Sanda of Blue Jacket, Okla.; and four grandchildren, Rick Page of Lexington; Lynn Gibson of Middleburg, Fla.; Ann Prevertt of Lawtey, Fla.; and Bill Page of Tampa, Fla.; 4 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 1-12-2005 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

SUE (BELL) MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Sue Bell Mullins were Saturday at Reeds Chapel with Rev. Conyer Walker officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins, who was 78, died Wednesday at Jackson General Hospital. She was a retired civil service worker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Noble Mullins. She leaves two brothers, Rev. J.S. Bell of Hindman, Ky.; and Charles D. Bell Jr. of Bruceton, her step-mother, Mrs. Charles D. Bell Sr., three step-sisters, Mrs. Ruth Conklin of Jackson, Mrs. Alice Hicks of Fairview, Tn. and Mrs. Jean Johnsey of Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, 2-20-1991 –transcribed by, Becky Keen

VESTA (YATES) MULLINS - Services for Mrs. Vesta Yates Mullins are today 6/9/1993 at Reeds Chapel with Rev. Bunis Smith and Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Mullins Cemetery. Mrs. Nullins who was 91, died Monday at Ridgewood Health Care Center in Milan. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She leaves a son, Jack Mullins of Lexington; four daughters Mrs. Linda Coleman, Mrs. Helen Burnine both of Lexington, Mrs. Betsy Clay Todd of Wildersville and Mrs. Peggy Oliver of Flat Rock AL; a brother O.T. Yates of Lexington and 16 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 9 Jun 1993

WILLIAM RYE MULLINS - Services for William R. Mullins were Friday, May 9, at Reeds Chapel with burial in New Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Mullins, who was 82, died Tuesday, May 6, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired merchant and farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ruby Kay King Mullins of Lexington and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 5-14-1997 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

ZULA (WILLIAMS) MULLINS - Services for Zula Williams Mullins were Saturday at Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J.J. Douglas and Jack Adams officiating. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. Mullins, 82, died Thursday morning at Lexington Methodist Hsp. after a long illness. She was a Henderson County native, the widow of Jim Mullins and a Cumberland Presbyterian. She leaves a son Charles Mullins of Lexington; three daughters,Lounell Gean, Lela Mullins, both of Lexington and Ruby Beecham of Riverdale IL; a stepdaughter Lillian Williams of Lexington; a brother Clyde Williams of Lexington; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
Lexington Progress 16 Jul 1986

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