OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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BENJAMIN ANTHONY MARLAR
Age 30, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Forney, TX. He is survived by his father, Joey Marlar of Forney, TX.; mother, Sandra Priddy Marlar of Lexington; grandparents, Vauncille Pearson Priddy and Ida Marlene Marlar; uncle and aunt, Danny and Brenda Priddy; cousins, Allison Bingham, Jennifer Williams, and Daniel Priddy. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Iley Priddy and Joseph F. Marlar; and uncle, Larry Priddy. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 11 at 4PM at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5PM-9PM and on Wednesday from 9AM till service.
Lexington Progress 11 Sep 2013

ALFRED TAYLOR McPEAKE – Services for Mr. Alf T. McPeake, 93, will be at 4:00 P. M. today, May 16, 2002 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home, Lexington, TN with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, a retired school bus driver and farmer, died Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Oda Mae McPeake of Lexington, TN; brother, John L. McPeake of Lexington, TN; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Alfine Bauman and three brothers, Philmore, Bert L. and Sam McPeake.
The Jackson Sun, May 16, 2002

ALWIN P. McPEAKE - Services for Alwin P. McPeake were Monday at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Cletus Duke, David Cooper and Larry Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 73, died Saturday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired employee of MagnaTek Century. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mircell McPeake of Lexington; a son, Jackie McPeake of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Hayes of Beacon and three grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 4, 1991

ANDREW DAVID McPEAKE – Graveside services for Andrew David McPeake, infant son of David and Delilah McPeake, Cedar Grove, were Sunday at Center Ridge Cemetery with Rev. Greg Stanford officiating. Pafford Funeral Home had charge. The infant died Saturday at Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Other survivors are grandparents, Henry McPeake, Selmer, Jim Arnold, Irma Moore, Jackson. Great-grandmother is Mrs. Stella Arnold, Jackson.
The Lexington Progress, 1991

ARMINTIE (THOMAS) McPEAKE - Mrs. Frank McPeake died at her home in Paris, October 10, 1942. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Thomas and was born and reared in Henderson County, having moved to Henry County with her husband about 20 years ago. Mrs. McPeake is survived by her husband and three children; Mrs. L.F. (Augusta) Blankenship, and Curtis McPeake of this county and Finis McPeake of Benton County. A daughter 9Gladys) died in infancty. Burial was in Rock Hill Cem.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress October 16, 1942 - Crossing the Dark River by Brenda Fidler (Yesterdays Tennessee)

AUDIA (HAYES) McPEAKE – Services for Mrs. Audia Hayes McPeake were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 79, died Friday morning at Lexington Manor. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Chester McPeake of Lexington; two sons, Orbin McPeake of Lexington and Charles McPeake of Stillwater, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman, Mrs. Louise Walker, both of Lexington and Mrs. Arba Taylor of Jackson; a brother, Earl Hayes of Lexington; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 14, 1989

BERT L. McPEAKE – Services for Bert L. McPeake were Sunday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. Otis Jones officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 83, died Friday night at Jackson General Hospital after a short illness. He was a Pentecostal. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Laura McPeake of Lexington and three brothers, Alf McPeake, John L. McPeake and Phil McPeake, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, April 10, 1991

CARL ESCO McPEAKE – Services for Carl Esco McPeake were Thursday at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Owens officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery, Pafford Funeral Home had charge. Mr. McPeake, who was 67, died Wednesday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lena McPeake; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Johnson of Lexington and Mrs. Madge Jones of Nashville; a brother, Leo McPeake of Linden; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lipscomb of Ellendale; Mrs. Odell Stanfill and Mrs. Dorothy Patterson, both of Lexington and four grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 19, 1975

CECIL A. “BIT” McPEAKE – Services for Cecil A. “Bit” McPeake were Saturday, June 19th at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 80, was dead on arrival at Lexington Methodist Hospital of Thursday, June 17. He was a retired salesman. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Estelle Sego McPeake of Lexington; a daughter, Glenda Douglas of Lexington; a step-daughter, Betty McCord of Lexington; a son, Jerry McPeake of Lexington; a sister, Opal Barker of Lexington; a brother, Dee McPeake of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, June 23, 1999

CHESTER ARTHUR McPEAKE – Services for Chester Arthur McPeake were Friday, March 7, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 99, died Wednesday, March 5, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a retired farmer. He leaves two sons, Orbin McPeake of Lexington, Charles McPeake of Athens, GA; three daughters, Elizabeth Coffman, Louise Walker and Arba Milam Taylor, all of Lexington, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 12, 1997

CLINTON JACK McPEAKE – Services for Clinton Jack McPeake were Thursday at Pafford Funeral Home with Billy Clark officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 57, died Tuesday at Jackson General Hospital. He was a salesman for Wonder Bread Co. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Jimmie Flanagan McPeake of Jackson; two sons, Jeff McPeake of Lexington and Mike McPeake of Nashville; a sister, Opal Barker of Lexington; two brothers, Decoy McPeake and Cecil A. McPeake, both of Lexington and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 25, 1992

COY LEE “BUG” McPEAKE – Services for Coy Lee “Bug” McPeake, 68, retired railroad employee, were held Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake died Wednesday night at his home after a long illness. He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church and Cheap Valley Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hazel McPeake; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Rogers of Lexington; a brother, G. M. McPeake of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanie Deere, Mrs. Cora E. Evans and Mrs. Gustava Evans, all of Lexington, and two grandchildren. (Unknown paper 3/4/1981)

- Services for Coy Lee "Bug" McPeake were riday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 68, died Wednesday night at his home after a long illness. He was a retired railroad employee, a Baptist and a Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel McPeake; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Rogers of Lexington; a brother, G.M. McPeake of Lexingtno; three sisters, Mrs. Jeanie Deere, Mrs. Cora E. Evans and Mrs. Gustava Evans, all of Lexington and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress March 4, 1981

CYNTHIA ANN (SCOTT) McPEAKE , Mrs. Cynthia Ann McPeake, age 73 years, 2 months and 1 day, died Friday morning May 6, 1932, at 9 o'clock in the home of her son, R.J. McPeake, where she had suffered a stroke of paralysis a few days before while on a visit to her son and family. It was evident from teh first that she could not recover, but everything possible was done by the children, physicians and neighbors to make her comfortable in her last days on earth. A daughter of the lates James and Patsy Scott, she was born March 5, 1859, five miles east of Lexington. Her marriage to N.M. "Nock" McPeake was in 1877, and to this union were born nine children of whom three preceded her to the grave. Victoria died at 13 months of age, Sallie died in 1907 and Henderson in 1920. Her husband passed to the beyond March 26, 1905. Those surviving are R. Jack McPeake whom she was visiting at the time of her death, J. Frank McPeake of Paris, Mrs. Josie Mullins, Locie McPeake, with whom she made her home, Mrs. A.E. (Dollie) Fesmire and Mrs. M.D. (Missie) Buck, all of Lexington. She leaves 32 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her death. She professed religion at the age of 15 and joined the Oak Grove Baptist Church and lived a true Christian until death. Her religious experience was as real to her as her physical existence and she died in the full triumph of a living faith and has assuredly gone to a better world. Faithful wife, loving mother, fond grandmother, devoted sister, charitable neighbor, kind friend, she will be sadly missed, but earth's loss is accounted heaven's gain. A largely attended funeral service was conducted Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at Rock Hill Church by Rev. Fleetwood Ball; interment followed in the adjacent cemetery. Six of her manly grandsons served as pallbearers - D. Curtis McPeake, D. McPeake, Riley McPeake, Isom McPeake, Thompsie Mullins and Leland Buck. R.R. Pafford was in charge.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Clipping May 1932 of Mary Opal McPeake Barker from "Crossing the Dark River"

ELECTA (TEAGUE) McPEAKE , age 85, of Middleburg, TN, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003 at Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, TN. Mrs. McPeake was born in Middleburg, TN., on March 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late William and Nola (Todd) Teague. She is survived by her husband, Andrew McPeake; daughters, Betty and husband Richard VanGuilder of Florida, and Gayle and Husband Larry Sparks of Scotts Hill; sisters, Exie Campbell and Jean Johnson, both of Lexington; brothers, William H. Teague, Jr. of Lexington and Jerry Teague of Scotts Hill; grandchildren, Rhonda (Scott) Johns, Richard VanGuilder, Robin Mersino, Reed (Laurie) VanGuilder, Roslyn (Gary) Chapman, all of Michigan, Lisa (Marty) Stanfill of Reagan Tn., Christopher (Rebecca) Sparks of Bellvue, TN., and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Ailene Powers. Funeral services will be held at Oak Grove Methodist Church in Middleburg, TN., at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003 with J.T. Todd and Mark McCaslin officiating. Interment will be in the Judson Cemetery in Middleburg.
The Jackson Sun, October 4, 2003

ELIZABETH McPEAKE , aged 10 years last September 16, 1916, baby girl of W.T. and Mrs. Ada McPeake, died in Jackson Wednesday morning following an operation for appendicitis which was performed last Monday afternoon. The remains were brought back to the old home county and as we go to press (Thursday) we are informed the funeral will take place at Rock Hill, this afternoon, Revs. Fleetwood Ball and Dr. Carr of Jackson officiating. Mr. McPeake is principal of the Pinson High School and but a short time ago he was back here on a visit with his wife and all the children. Elizabeth was a bright and lovable child and her short 10 years had been spent in twining herself about the hearts of her parents, relatives and friends. Her unexpected taking away with a disease that finds many victims these days is one of the misfortunes that seem almost impossible to bear until time heals the bereft and wounded hearts. Billie and wife have in their loss a sympathy that is too deep to find expression in mere words.
Lexington Progress June 17, 1927

ELTON PAIGE McPEAKE - Services for Elton Paige McPeake were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with teh Rev. Bobby Beecham officiating. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 66, died Friday afternoon at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired factory employee and a Pentecostal. He leaves two sons, Larry McPeake ofLexington and Danny McPeake of Little Rock, Arl.; a daughter, Mrs. Patsy Maples of Peoria, IL.; four brothers, Milam McPeake, Alvin McPeake and Dee McPeake, all of Lexington and Jack McPeake of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Opal Barker of Lexington; eight grandchildren and agreat-grandchild.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - lexington Progress 8/12/1981

EMERSON JORDAN McPEAKE , husband of Icy Robison McPeake, son of the late Robert C. and Permelia Reed McPeake, and father ofMilze McPeake; Mrs. O.C. Deere, Mrs. Cora Evans, Mrs. gustava Evans and Coy McPeake, passed from this life on September 8, 1945 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bradley Evans at Chesterfield. He was 85 years old. He was one of a family of twelve children. Three brothers, Joe W.J.R. and G.W. and two sisters, Mrs. L.D. Deere and Mrs. J.L. Robison, survive. Uncle Emerson had been afflicted for many years, practically losing his sight, but he was always cheerful and never complained. His wife passed to her reward several years ago and the above named children survive him. He was devotedly cared for by his children and wanted for nothing that they could supply. He was not affiliated with any church but was an earnest Christian and held to the Baptist faith. Largely attended services were held at Rock Hill Church.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress September 21, 1945

ESTHER McELLEN (CHRISTOPHER) McPEAKE , age 101, of Lexington passed away May 7, 2016 at her home. She was a retired nurses aide. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Hutchison of Knoxville and Patty Almond of Lexington; a son, Darrell McPeake of Raleigh NC and seven grandchildren. Services were May 10 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 11 May 2016

GENERAL MILES McPEAKE - Services for General Miles McPeake were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Owens, Anthony Bishop and J.T. Todd officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 83, died Saturday at Lexington Hospital after a short illness. A former employee with Standard Oil Co., he was a Cheap Valley Mason and a 50 year pin. He was a retired farmer. he leaves his wife, Mrs. Rina Dennison McPeake; a daughter Mrs. Ann Garner of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Genie Deere, Mrs. Cora Evans and Mrs. Gustava Evans, all of Lexington, a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 9 December 1981

GEORGE MILAM McPEAKE - Services for George Milam McPeake were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 74, died early Thursday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Sue Hart McPeake; a son, James R. McPeake of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Juanita Bedwell, Mrs. Mary Ellen Maness and Mrs. Brenda Hardin, all of Lexington; three brothers, Cecil A. McPeake, Decoy McPeake, both of Lexington and Jack McPeake of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Opal Barker of Lexington; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 12, 1986

GRANVILLE DAVID McPEAKE - Funeral services for Rev. Granville David McPeake, 77 of Easat New Market, Maryland, were Tuesday, February 8 at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge MD. Burial with military honors followed at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Va. Rev. McPeake died Friday, February 4. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry E. McPeake and a sister, Gwendolyn McPeake. He is survived by his wife, Joye Elizabeth McPeake; son, davidHugh McPeake; daughter Angela Joye Whitaker; sister Sybyl M. Atwood and three granchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor Lexington Progress 9 Feb 2005


HAZEL (WHITE) McPEAKE - Services for Mrs. Hazel White McPeake, 91, were MOnday,March 26, 2007, in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake died Saturday March 24, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband Coy Lee "Bugs" Mcpeake and her daughter Judy McPeake Rogers. Surviving are a son-in-law Bobby Wayne Rogers of Lexington; two grandsons Timothy McPeake Rogers (Stephanie) of Lexington and Patrick Wayne Rogers (Tonya) ofJackson and four great-grandchildren, Timothy, Julianna, Lucas and Addie.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 28 Mar 2007

HENDERSON McPEAKE - Last Tuesday afternoon near the home of Henderson McPeake, three miles south of Lexington, Henderson McPeake was shot and killed by Roy Bailey. It seems from the general account that Roy Bailey, his father, Amos Bailey, Mrs. Amos Bailey, and a son and daughter of Amos Bailey and wife, and Bob Fuller, who lives with Amos Bailey, were together working in Timber near the home of Henderson McPeake, who came out and a dispute arose over the line between the McPeake and Bailey lands, with the result that Roy Bailey shot with a pistol and killed Henderson McPeake, the bullet taking effect in or very near the heart. Sheriff W.R. Wright was called and at once went to the scene of the tragedy, finding that Roy had made his getaway. The officer took Amos Bailey in charge, brought him to Lexington and he gave bond in the sum of $2,500 for his appearance on Friday of this week before Esq. H.E. Graper. Henderson McPeake was perhaps 40 years old and leaves a wife and six children. Roy Bailey is younger an dhas a wife and four children. The affair is a most regrettable one and its outcome will be watched with keen interest, as the killing was witnessed by no one except the Bailey crowd enumerated above. Roy Bailey came to Lexington Wednesday afternoon and was required to give a $5,000 bond, which he made.
Lexington Progress July 23, 1920

HENRY McPEAKE - Services for Henry McPeake were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hart officiating. Burial was in Center Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 93, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired factory worker at Pontiac Motors. He leaves his wife, Myrtle McPeake of Reagan; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Elliott of Lexington; two sons, Wayne McPeake and Jack McPeake, both of Reagan; a sister, Mrs. Matilda Moody of Henderson; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 20, 1991



ICEY (ROBISON) McPEAKE - Mrs. E.J. (Icey) Robison McPeake was born December 5, 1875, in McNairy County. She was the daughter of the late Marse and Amelia Robison. She died January 23, 1939 at the age of 64. She was married to E.J. McPeake May 13, 1892 and to this union were born six children: Miles, Coy, Mrs. O.C. (Genia) Deere, Mrs. W.H. (Cora) Evans, Mrs. E.B. (Gustava) Evans, who with the aged husband, and seven grandchildren survive. One child died as an infant. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. J.W. McPeake and a brother, J.L. robinson, and a half sister, Mrs. Donie Garner. She professed faith in Christ about 50 years ago and united with the Rock Hill Baptist Church in which she has been a loyal member. Funeral services were conducted at Rock hill with interment in the nearby cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress January 27, 1939

JAMES ROSCOE McPEAKE
Funeral services for J. R. McPeake, 72, who died early Thursday morning at his home near Lexington, will be held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Rock Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Edwin E. Deusner, pastor of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Rock Hill Cemetery. He had been in failing health for several months but his death was unexpected. He had been engaged in farming all his life until he retired a few years ago and moved to Lexington. He was a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church for many years. Survivors include his widow; Mrs. Meada Howell McPeake, one daughter; Mrs. Jake Connell of Lexington; two sons, Troy McPeake of Lexington and Roy McPeake of Decaturville. He is also survived by two brothers, George and Joe, both of this county, and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Deere and Mrs. J. L. Robinson, both of the county. Also eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pafford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





JERRY E. McPEAKE II – - Services for Jerry E. McPeake II, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rock Hill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, a retired laborer for Dana Implement in Michigan, died Wednesday at his home in Lexington of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Douglas McPeake; four daughters, Rebecca B. Douglas – Lyman of Jackson, Barbara J. Less of Michigan, Linda S. Siegel of Lexington and Sheri Geddes of Michigan; three sons, Jerry E. McPeake III and J. Ephrain McPeake, of Lexington, Micheal D. McPeake of Illinois; a sister and brother, Sybyl Atwood of Michigan and Retired Lt. Col. Chaplain David McPeake of Maryland. Reed’s chapel in charge.
The Lexington Progress, January 17, 2001

JIMMIE (VAUGHN) McPEAKE - Services for Jimmie McPeake, 71, of Lexington passed away Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Mrs. McPeake was the daughter of the late J. B. and R. D. (Jordan) Flanagan. She was a member of Juno Church of Christ, Lexington, Tennessee. She was the widow of Clinton Jack McPeake. Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Donna) McPeake of Lexington, Mike (Pam) McPeake of Lynchburg, Virginia; one sister, Ann (Jimmy) Delaney of Lexington; two brothers, Leon (Christine) Flanagan, Lexington, Dennie (Brenda) Flanagan of Lexington; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Sarah Margaret, Taylor and Savannah Flanagan. She was predeceased by a brother, Travis Flanagan and a twin sister at birth. Funeral services will be today, Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at 2 p.m., with Dan Hughes officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday 9 a.m. until service at Reed’s Chapel Lexington. Interment will follow at Lexington Cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress July 25, 2007.

JOE LOCIE McPEAKE , was born May 5, 1886 and died July 4, 1945. In 1909 he was married to Miss Minnie Williams and to this union were born seven children: Isham, Milam, Page, Alvin, Opal and Jack of Lexington and Dee Coy of the U.S. Navy, stationed in New Caledonia, who was unable to be here. One brother, R.J. McPeake and two sisters, Mrs Josie Mullins and Mrs. Roy Miller, and eight grandchildren are left to mourn his passing. He professed faith in Christ at an early age but never united with any church. Rev. W.A. Moody conducted the funeral services at Palestine Church and Cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress July 13, 1945

JOHN ETHRIDGE McPEAKE , son of the late Dr. Henry McCall, was born at or near Clarksburg, Carroll County, Ausut 14, 1859 and as Judge of the Federal Court with residence in Memphis, died suddenly with acute gastritis. Sunday night, August 8, 1920, while visiting in the home of his daughter, Eddie, wife of Marshall F. Priest, Huntingdon TN, his wife and daughter, Mrs. Priest, being the only members of his family present. Judge McCall was taking a short vacation and was said to be in apparently good health until about 9 p.m. of the night of his demise, when he was attacked by acute gastritis, which was a few moments later complicated with an attack of angina pectoris, a suffocating contracting of the chest, presumably caused by action of the heart vessels. Until 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, his younger daughter, Mrs. Lamar Heiskell (Ruth) was with him, and when she reached home in Memphis at 11 p.m. that night, the news of her father's death awaited her.

I am indebted to Memphis papers for a chronological statement of the life and activities of Judge McCall which are presented: Educatued complete in 1881 when he graduated from the Univ. of TN with A.B. degree. Admitting to the State bar in 1882. In 1882 he was editor of the Tennessee Republican at Huntingdon. Was elected to the Legislature as Direct Representative from Henderson County in 1887 and served two years. In 1890 he became assistant district attorney for the Western district of TN. In 1895 - 97 he represented the Eighth Congressional District in Congress, having been given the then Populist vote and carrying considerable Democratic vote against Hon. B.A. Enloe. He was married Oct. 14, 1885 to Addie, daughter of the late Hon. E.J. Timberlake. In 1890 he made the race for Governor of Tennessee as the Republican nominee. In 1892 he was appointed collector of Internal Revenue with office at Nashville. In Jan. 1905, President Roosevelt appointed him Judge of the U.S. Court for the Western District of TN, which position he was filling with honor at the time of his death.

On my own memory I can state that Judge McCall came to Lexington from Huntingdon in the autumn of 1883 and when I came here in March 1884, I found him in law partnership with Mr. Newton H. Lassiter, now said to be an eminent and wealthy lawyer in the city of Fort Worth, TX. To his union with Miss Addie Timberlake were born four children; Eddie, Grace, Ruth and John E. Jr. all of whom survive except Grace, the flower of his "flock" who died at Timberlake, the home of her maternal grandfather, in the winter of 1894-95 (McCall date cities death in January 1892) and in her fourth year, and when the family lived on the present Main Street in Lexington. I can never forget that beautiful and sweet child, whom I loved and who loved me, and the fact that I went to her funeral from the Timberlake home and assisted in laying her little body in the warm bosom of mother Earth when the ground was covered with a coat of ice.

The most marked characteristic in the makeup of Judge McCall was his persistence - his determination to do, which characteristic accounted in the greatest degree for his success in life. When he was appointed to the responsible position in which he died and in which he had made a good man, winning the confidence of the people and the respect of the legal fraternity, he bent his every energy to so perform his duties that he would be regarded by the people as a good and just judge and at the same time prove satisfactory to the great government, whose Department of Justice he represented. It was first stated that Judge McCall would be buried at Beech River, near Lexington, but later the idea was abandoned for the time at least and I have not been informed of the final decision of the family -- W.V. Barry.
Lexington Progress August 13, 1920

JOHN RILEY McPEAKE - Services for John Riley McPeake were Thursday at Reed’s Chapel with the Revs. Charlie Watkins and J. T. Todd officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 77, died Tuesday afternoon at Jackson General Hospital. He was a retired employee of Boise Cascade Co. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Patty Almond of Lexington, Mrs. Betty Hutcheson of Knoxville; a son, Darrell McPeake of Ashville, N. C.; a sister, Mrs. Tildie Moody of Jacks Creek; a brother, Henry McPeake of Lexington; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, February 24, 1988

JOHN SATTERFIELD McPEAKE
died at his home two miles east of town Sunday. His remains were interred in Rock Hill (Cemetery record: Septemer 18, 1856 - March 7, 1904) (The Lexington Progress 11 March 1904) The occassion of John S. McPeake's funeral sermon at Rock Hill near Warrens Bluff last Sunday was honored by the Old Fellows. A special train from Lexington at 10:30 a.m. carried two packed coaches. There was an abundant dinner on the ground and the sermon was preached by Elder N.M. Byous. John S. McPeake was a good man and held membership in the Lexington Lodge I.O.O.F.
Lexington progress 13 May 1904

JOHN L. McPEAKE - Services for John L. McPeake, age 90, are Monday April 30, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Lexington with Bro Gilbert Cubbison, Bro. Mike Adams and Bro. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemeery. Pafford Funeral Homewasin charge of arrangements. Mr. McPeake passed away APril 28, 2012 in Lexington. He was born Oct. 5, 1921 in Henderson County to the late Louis McPeake and Estelle Gilliam. He was a retired COunty Court Clerk for Henderson County, retired owner of McPeake Auction Service, a member of First Baptist Church, Woodmen of the World, and the TN Auctioneer Assoc. He was also a lifetime farmer and enjoyed riding horses. Mr. McPeake was preceded by one son William Gary McPeake. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Inita Dickson McPeake, his son Tim (Diane) McPeake, his daughter Brenda McPeake Kelley, his daughter-in-law Margaret McPeake, five grandchildren, Jeff Kelley, Kim Essary, Shelia Hayes, Jamie Hall and Rhonda Crawley, and nine great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family requested memorials be made to Mt. Gilead Church Lexington TN.
Lexington Progress

KARLA D. McPEAKE - Memorial services for Karla McPeake, age 48, are scheduled for Nov. 26, 2011 at Old Jacks Creek Baptist Church. Pafford Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. McPeake died Friday Nov. 18, 2011 in Lexington. She ws preceded by her mother Eva Peppers. Survivors include her father, Harold Peppers of Goreville IL - two sons Johnny Lee Aston of Lexington and Clothel Ray Garner JR. of Huron and one half sister, Natalie Hillard.
Lexingon Progress 23 Nov 2011

LAURA ELIZABETH McPEAKE – - Services for Mrs. Laura Elizabeth McPeake were Monday, December 15th at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 89, died Sunday, December 14th at her home. She was a homemaker and the widow of Bert McPeake. She leaves four sisters, Mrs. Willie Jones, Mrs. Vera Martin, both of Lexington, Mrs. Marie Stanfill of Reagan and Mrs. Farey Stanfill of Memphis.
The Lexington Progress, December 17, 1997

LAURA (KEYES) McPEAKE went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 2013. Visitation will be at Reeds Chapel in Lexington on Wednesday November 13. Services will be held there on Thursday Nov. 14. Pastor Lynn Walker of Rock Hill Baptist Church will be officiating the service and burial will proceed at Rock Hill Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Bervin R. and Walter P.; two siblings, Wiley Keys and Shirley Munson and four grandchildren. She was preceded by her hsuband Robert McPeake; and two siblings Susie Brady and Kermit Keys.
Lexington Progress 13 Nov 2013

LAWRENCE W. McPEAKE – Graveside memorial services for Lawrence W. McPeake will be held on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Greg Stanford presiding. Mr. McPeake, age 68, died April 27 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a graduate of Lexington High School, he served in the U. S. Air Force and he was retired from the Coca-Cola Company in Omaha. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ennis and Viola McPeake. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Hansen McPeake, son J. R. McPeake of Blair, Nebraska and son Ted McPeake of Omaha, Nebraska, two grandsons, one sister Jean Livingston of Parsons and one brother, Leon McPeake of Chickamauga, Georgia.
The Lexington Progress, July 16, 2003

LEMA LOUISE McPEAKE – Services for Mrs. Lema Louise McPeake were Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 89, died Monday, Sept. 22 at Lexington Manor Nursing Home. She was a housewife and the widow of Curtis D. McPeake. She leaves two daughters, Dartha Louise Veteto of Lexington and Beatrice L. Templeton of Franklin, Tn., seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 24, 1997

LESSIE DAVIS McPEAKE – Services for Mrs. Lessie Davis McPeake were Tuesday, October 9, at Central Grove Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mrs. McPeake, who was 88, died at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She leaves a daughter, Marie Davis; three sons, David Davis of Spring Creek, Thomas Lee Davis, Joe Harold Davis, both of Lexington; a brother, Vernon Renfroe of Chicago, Ill.
The Lexington Progress, October 9, 2001

LOIS McPEAKE - Funeral services for Mrs. Lois McPeake, age 94, will be held at 4 pm Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the Stringtown Pentecostal Church with Rev. Bryan Hopper, Bro. Jimmy Burroughs and Rev. Vaughn Hamm officiating. Burial will follow at Center Hill Cemetery. Pafford FuneralHome has charge of the arrangements. Mrs. McPeake, the daughter of the late Oscar and Emma Millner Goff died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2010 in Lexingtno. She was a homemaker and member of the Stringtown Pentecostal Church. Survivors include her two daughters; Kay Hopper (Scottie) and Shirley Roberts (Bobby) both of Lexington; a son,. Larry Joe McPeake (Debbie) of Mifflin; four grandchildren; Bryan Hopper (Dana) Larry Joe McPeake, Jim Roberts (Anna) Jennifer Burnine (Brent. Preceded by he rbrother Jesse McPeake; a brother Mack Goff; a sister Velma Creasy and a grandson, Eric Dale Hopper.
Lexington Progress 24 Feb 2010

LOUIS “SAM” McPEAKE – - Services will be today for Louis “Sam” McPeake, a construction worker who died Monday from a gunshot wound to the head. He was 57. Relatives found McPeake in the living room of his home about 10 p.m., said Dep. Michael David Frizzell of the Henderson county Sheriff’s department. He had been shot with a 38-caliber pistol and died later at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Frizell said. “It’s still being investigated, but for all practical purposes it has been ruled a suicide,” said Frizzell. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery. McPeake, husband of Wanda Faye McPeake, was a Korean War veteran. He also leaves two sons, Mike McPeake and Glen McPeake, and four brothers, Bert McPeake, Alf McPeake, John L. McPeake and Philmore McPeake, all of Lexington, and four grandchildren.
The Commercial Appeal, August 1987

MARY ELLA McPEAKE – Services for Ms. Mary Ella McPeake were Saturday, May 27 at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 52, died Thursday, May 25 at Huntingdon Health Care, of cancer. She was a cafeteria worker at Lexington High School. She leaves a daughter, Terrina Maness of Lexington; a step-son, Randy Maness of Lexington; her mother, Mary Sue McPeake of Lexington; two sisters, Juanita Bedwell and Brenda McPeake, both of Lexington; a brother, James Roy “Bud” McPeake of Memphis and five grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 31, 2000

MARY SUE McPEAKE – Services for Mrs. Mary Sue McPeake were Sunday, July 23, at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Palestine Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 82, died Friday, July 21, at Lexington Methodist Hospital of a stroke. She was a homemaker. She leaves two daughters, Juanita Bedwell and Brenda Casey, both of Lexington; a son, James Roy McPeake of Memphis, 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, July 26, 2000

MARY SUE OWENS McPEAKE - Services for Mrs. Sue Owens McPeake were Wednesday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. Greg Stanford and Steve May officiating. Burial was in Center Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 62, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a retired telephone operator for South Central Bell. She leaves a son, David McPeake of Cedar Grove; six sisters, Mrs. Addie Johnson, Mrs. Nettie Fesmire, Mrs. Trula Gurley, Mrs. Wilma Tyler and Mrs. Opal Fesmire, all of Lexington and Mrs. Marie Thompson of Pontiac, Mich.; and two brothers, James Owens and Paul Owens, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, July 18, 1990

MATHEW McPEAKE SR - Services forMathew McPeake, age 85, were Feb. 26, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Jones, Bro. Jonathan Cooksey and Bro. Perry Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Cemetery. He died early Friday at his home in Lexington. He was preceded by his wife AEstelle Maness and two sons, David and Mathew Jr. McPeake. Survivors include his son, Bobby, his brother Jerry; five sisters, Jane Vestal, Wanda McPeake, Pauline Renfroe, Velva McCollum and Imogene Dunnivan and nine grandchildren.
Lexington Progress Feb. 29, 2012

MATTHEW “JUNE BUG” McPEAKE JR. - Services for Matthew McPeake are today Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 44, died Monday, October 20, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a disabled employee of McPeake Roofing. He leaves his parents, Matthew McPeake, Sr. and Estelle McMeake, both of Lexington; two sons, Terry McPeake of Houston, TX and Jeremy McPeake of Lexington; a daughter, Andrea McPeake of Lexington; two brothers, Bobby McPeake and Paul David McPeake, both of Lexington and a grandson.
The Lexington Progress, October 22, 1997

MICKEY JOEL McPEAKE - Graveside services for Mickey Joel McPeake were Thursday, November 22, at Palestine Presbyterian Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. McPeake, who was 47, died Tuesday, November 20, at Lexington Methodist Hospital. He was a welder. He leaves two daughters, Katherine Ann Marie McPeake and Michelle Lee McPeake, both of Monahans, TX; a son, Jeremy Joel Ray McPeake of Monahans, TX; three sisters, Judy Hardin of Lexington, Charlotte Marks of McMinnville, Tn., and Jeannette Thompson of Sardis; two brothers, Tony McPeake of Lexington and Tuck Mears of Florida and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, November 28, 2001

MINNIE (ZIMMERLEE) McPEAKE - Mrs. Minnie McPeake wife of R.J. McPeake, aged 50 years last June 21, died suddeny August 25th (1922) after one month of illness. She leaves a devoted husband and six children, Henry, Dee, Delver, Ressie, John R. and Matilda, all of whom are at home, except Dee, who is married and lives nearby. Mrs. McPeake was a member of the Baptist Church with membership at Piney Creek Church since she was eighteen years of age. The funeral occurred last Saturday afternoon at Mt. Gilead and the service was producted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball, assisted by Elders T. C. Jowers and D.M. Neisler. It is gratifying to hear those that live near Mrs. McPeake say that in every way she was an excellent Christian woman, a faithful wife, and affectionate mother and a neighbor who never turned a deaf ear to a call for her service in sickness or health.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress September 1, 1922

MONNIE LEE McPEAKE - Services for Mrs. Monnie Lee McPeake were Tuesday at Reed’s Chapel with the Rev. J. T. Todd officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, who was 88, died Sunday at Lexington Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. She was the widow of Joseph Rube McPeake and a Baptist. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Irma Short of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two sons, Howard McPeake of Lithonia, Ga., and Harry McPeake of Selmer; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Johnson of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Dee Sweat of Martin; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 16, 1987

MYRTLE (BARTHOLOMEW) McPEAKE , daughter of W.H. (and Mary Powers) Bartholomew, died Sunday morning at Warrens Bluff from influenza and pneumonia. She is survived by her husband and one child. Burial was at Rock Hill. Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 12 Mar 1920

MYRTLE MAY McPEAKE - Services for Ms. McPeake were Monday, December 2, 2002 at Pafford Funeral Home. A grave side service was conducted afterwards at Center Hill Cemetery.
The Lexington Progress, December 4, 2002

PAUL DAVID McPEAKE - Services for David McPeake will be Wednesday, September 6, 2 p.m. at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 50, died Monday, September 4, at Jackson General Hospital of liver disease. He was disabled. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Peggy Maness McPeake of Lexington; five daughters, Christie Waldrop of Bath Springs, Emmie Maness, Crystal Stegall, Stephanie McPeake and Pennie Phillips, all of Lexington; two sons, Tim McPeake and David McPeake, both of Lexington; his parents, Matthew McPeake Sr. and Estelle Maness McPeake, Lexington; a brother, Bobby McPeake of Lexington and eight grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, September 6, 2000


PAULINE (DOUGLAS) McPEAKE - Services for Pauline Douglas McPeake were January 28, 2004 at Rock Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed at Rock Hill Cemetery. Mrs. McPeake, age 80 of Lexington, died Saturday January 24, 2004 at Decatur Co. Hospital. She was preceded by her husband Jerry E. McPeake II. Survivors include 4 daughters, Sheri G. Geddes and Linda S. Siegal both of Lexington, Rebecca Douglas- Lyman of Jackson and Barbara J. Less of Michigan; two sons, Jerry E. McPeake III and Michael D. McPeake of Illinois; 2 sisters, Vera James of Trezevant and Pearl Cates of Milan; 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 4 Feb. 2004

ROBERT CARROLL McPEAKE
, aged 85 years, one of the best known citizens of the county, died Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock at his home near Warrens Bluff from the infirmities of old age. He was the father of a long family of children, eleven of whom, eight sons and three daughters, survice him. He was a farmer and a Republican having a very active life. He was the grandfather of Trustee WIll T. McPeake. His remains were interred today at Rock Hill Baptist Church besides his wife who preceded him in death only a few weeks.
Contributed by Brandon McPeake - The Memphis Commercial Appeal 25 Feb. 1911









ROBERT LEO McPEAKE - Services for Robert Leo McPeake were Sunday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Revs. A. L. Wade and Lynn King officiating. Burial was in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 67, died Friday afternoon at his home at Linden. He was a retired construction superintendent and a Mason. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Tommye Edward McPeake; a son, Robert Gray McPeake of Selmer; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Morgan, Mrs. Ella Riggs, both of Memphis and Mrs. Norma Jean Woods of Adamsville; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lipscomb of Memphis and Mrs. Dorothy Patterson of Lexington; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 5, 1981

ROBERT LOGAN McPEAKE , son of the late Robert Carol and Permelia McPeake, was born, August 8, 1869, and departed this life January 22, 1941, at his home in the ROck Hill community at the age of 71 years. He was happily married on June 5, 1898 to Miss Mary Ellen Smith and to the union were born eight children, three precedinghim to the grave, namely; Rhoda, Edward and Mrs. Riley (Beulah) Garner. Five survive along with their mother; Carl, Leo, Mrs. Mariam (Pearl) Lipscomb, Mrs. Thomas (Odell) Hare and Robert Ray. Four brothers and two sisters survive; Joe, Emerson, George, Jim and Mrs. Katherine Deere and Mrs. Ada Robinson. He professed faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Rock Hill Baptist Church in which he lived a faithful member until the end. He was a devoted husband and loving father - to know him was to love him. He will be sadly missed. His place cannot be filled. Funeral services were conducted at Rock Hill Church with Rev. Tom C. Jowers officiating with burial in Rock Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 31 Jan 1941

ROBERT MARSE McPEAKE – Services for Robert Marse McPeake were Sunday at Scotts Hill Church of Christ with Dr. J. Walker Whittle and Winford Claiborne officiating. Burial was in Holmes Cemetery in Scotts Hill with Boyd Funeral Home in charge. Mr. McPeake, who was 79, died Friday at his home after a long illness. He was a retired teacher, a member of the American Legion, a member of the Henderson County Retired Teachers and a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Josephine Austin McPeake of Scotts Hill; a brother, Alwyn McPeake of Lexington and a sister, Mrs. Pauline Hayes of Darden.
The Lexington Progress, April 5, 1989

ROBERT GRAY McPEAKE , age 75, of Lexington died Dec. 29, 2012 in Jackson. Services will be Jan. 3, 2013 at Rock Hill Baptist Church with burial in the Rock hill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Laura McPeake, four sons Keith McPeake and Shane (Sheree) McPeake of Lexington, Andy (Cindy) Chambers of Houston TX and Walter (Susan) Chambers of Conyers GA; two sisters Alice Morgan of Memphis and Norma (James) Woods of Adamsville and six grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Robert and Bernice McPeake and a son Doug McPeake.
Lexington Progress 2 January 2012

SANDY McPEAKE – Services for Mrs. Sandy McPeake were Sunday, November 14, at Reed’s Chapel with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens. Mrs. McPeake, who was 30, died Thursday, Nov. 11, at Duke Medical Center, Durham, N. C. She was formerly of Lexington and was living in Memphis. She leaves her husband, Johnny McPeake of Memphis; her parents, Shelby Cagle Jowers and Eunice Jowers, both of Lexington; two brothers, Ricky Jowers of Lexington and Chuck Jowers of Nashville; two sisters, Mattie Jowers of and Mrs. Lisa Justus, both of Lexington and her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Cagle of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, November, 1993

SHERRY ANN WRIGHT McPEAKE - Services for Sherry Ann Wright McPeak, 38, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2003 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. McPeak, an employee of Johnson Controls, died Friday, June 20, 2003 at Henderson County Community Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Alice (Pickard) and Harold Wright, Sr. of Lavinia; brothers, James Dennis Wright, John Dennis Wright and Richard Wright, Jr. all of Lavinia; sister, Debbie Hopper of Lexington; grandmother, Mattie Wright Miller of Milan; and companion, Eddie Wayne McPeak. She was preceded in death by a son, James Shannon Gunn; sister, Tina Marie Wright; grandparents, Walter & Minnie Pickard and Doss Wright.
The Jackson Sun, June 21, 2003

VERGIE AMELIA McPEAKE – Services for Miss Vergie Amelia McPeake were Saturday at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. David Cooper and Arthur Bain officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Miss McPeake, who was 92, died Friday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was the oldest member of Rock Hill Baptist Church. She leaves two brothers, Al McPeake of Lexington and Marsh McPeake of Scotts Hill; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Hayes of Darden.
The Lexington Progress, October 28, 1987

WILLIAM THOMAS McPEAKE - Services for William Thomas McPeake were Thursday at Loudon First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bernard Courtney, Dr. Houston Inman and Dr. A.L. Newman officiating. Burial was in Steekee Cemetery with McGill-Karnes Funeral Home of Loudon in charge. Mr. McPeake who was 79, died Tuesday at his home. He was born n Lexington and was a doctor in Loudon. He leaves his wife, Dr. Corrie Blair McPeake of Loudon; two daughters, Dr. Molly Jane Peeler of Knoxville and Mrs. Sara Louise Gilkey of Lynchburg VA; two sons, Dr. William T. McPeake III of Knoxville and Ebb Blair McPeake of Loudon; a sister Mrs. Ada Wright of Morris Chapel and 10 grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 6 Jan 1993

WILLIAM PHILMORE McPEAKE - Services for William A. "Bill" McPeake were Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Rulen and G.T. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Crowell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Peake who was 93, died Thursday at Dcatur County Hospital after a long illness. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a Methodist. He leaves two sons, Hoover McPeake of Scotts Hill and Curtis McPeake of Mount Juliet; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress 17 Jun 1981

WILLIAM PHILMORE McPEAKE Services for William Philmore McPeake were Friday at Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and the Rev. Nathaniel Jones officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. McPeake, who was 81, died Thrusday at Jackson General Hospital. He was an Army veteran of WWII and retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Wilma McPeake of Lexington; a son, Danny McPeake of Lexington; two brothers, Alf McPeake and John L. McPeake, both of Lexington and a grandchild.
The Lexington Progress, May 5, 1993

EMMA IRENE MEEK , age 97, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Lexington. She was born February 1, 1917 and grew up in the Lebanon Community. She married J.E. Meek. They raised their children in the Sardis-Scotts Hill area. . Mrs. Meeks later moved to Lexington and retired from Brown Shoe Co. Mrs. Meeks was an avid genealogist contributing to the History of Henderson County. She was a devoted naturist, loving all things great and small. She will always be remembered for her smile and the twinkle in her eyes. She is survived by her children, Bobby Meek (Pat) of Munford, Jeanette Cain of Jackson, Nancy Dunavant of Scotts Hill, Jimmy Meek (Kathy) of Reagan, Jerry Meek (Debra) of Reagan, and Sherry Meek of Jackson; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. . She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Carron Grissom; 1 sister, Lorraine Austin; and 1 grandchild. . Funeral services will be on Friday, August 15 at 1PM at Reed’s Chapel in Lexington with burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 1PM-8PM and Friday from 9AM till service.
Lexington Progress 20 Aug 2014

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