OBITUARIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

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JAMES ODELL RAINEY - Services for James Odell Rainey were Saturday at Christian Chapel Church of Christ with Bill Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Rainey, 49, died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hopsital after a long illness. He was a farmer in the Prospect community. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He leaves his wife, Lula Brasfield Rainey of Wildersville, a daughter Mrs. Billy Clark of Nashville; a brother Paul of East Peoria IL; four sisters, Mrs. Austin Bradford of Peoria, Mrs. Wilford Spence of Holladay, Mrs. Tom Shay and Mrs. Dan Craig both of Ereve Court IL.
Lexington Progress 8 Dec 1966

PAULA KAY RAINEY - age 56, died July 8, 2013 in Lexington. She is survived by one son, Brandon Rainey and wife Rebecca of Lexington; one daughter, Stephania Stout and fiance Jim Williams of Lexington; her mother Willie White of Lexington; two brothers, Billy Joe Blankenship and Alfred, both of Lexington; one sister Susan Denton of Birdsong; and two grandchildren. Services July 10, at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 10 Jul 2013

RUBY LEE (TEAGUE) RAINEY - age 86, of Southhaven MS died Nov. 21, 2012. She was preceded by her husband Jessie Rainey, her three sons, Wm. Franklin, W.L. and Jimmy Eudine Rainey; sister, Ruth Altie Teague Hill and one grandson. She is survived by two sons, Jessie Lewis and Ronald Gene Rainey; two daughters, Wanda Lee Rainey Payne, Altia Georgia Rainey Pickering; four brothers, J.C., James, Kenneth and Billy Joe Teague; two sisters, Edith & Zula Mae and several grandchidren. Services were Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. Burial was held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mt. Gilead Community.
Lexington Progress 28 Nov 2012

BILLIE CHRISTINE (GATELY RAYBURN - Funeral services for Billie Christine Gately Rayburn will be Thursday Feb. 28, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Rayburn age 74, of Cedar Grove died Tuesday Feb. 16, 2010 in Jackson. She is survived by four sisters, Betty Leverett of Cedar Grove, Pat CLendenning of Rib Lake, Wisc., Shirley McMullen and Brenda Parrish of Elgin IL and a brother Sherwood Koch of Fullerton CA. She was preceded by her husband Gerald Rayburn and her parents Billy George Gately and Leonia Gateley Ashcraft.
Lexington Progress Feb. 17, 2010

ALBERT WOODROW REED , age one year, eight months and 15 days, did July 23, at the home of his grandfahter, F.H. Reed, near Chesterfield after a brief illness of flux. The only child of E.L. and Velta Reed, he was born October 8, 1918. He was an exceptionally bright, attractive child, the pride of his parents and the pet of everybody. All was done that human wisdom cuold suggest in the hope of prolonging his life, but the effort was in vain. The bereaved family is receiving he condolence of hosts of friends and to them are commended the all-sufficient comforts of the Christian religion as expressed in the word of God. Services were conducted June 24, 1920 at 2 o'clock at Rock Hill Baptist Church near Warrens Bluff, Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating in the presence of an unusually large crowd. Interment in the adjacent cemetery.
Lexington Progress July 12, 1920

ANNIE BELLE REED , 87, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Lexington Manor. She was the widow of Jessie Reed. Mrs. Reed is survived by a daughter, Doris Reed Troutt of Collierville; three sons, Kenneth of Huron, Steve of Murfreesboro and John Timothy of Brentwood. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; a sister Thelma Fronabarger of Lexington; a brother David Walker of Lexington. She was predeceased by her parents Roney Maness and Ida Mae (Anderson) Walker and her stepfather L.B. Walker; 2 brothers Leon and Fred Walker and a sister, Melba Duke. Burial in Union Cemetery.

CHARLES WILLIE REED - The owner and operator of Reed's Chapel Funeral Home (Lexington TN), Charlie W. Reed, died Saturday morning (6 June 1970) while enroute to Memphis. Mr. Reed was 63 years old and had only been ill a short time. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Reeds Chapel and burial will be in the Lexington Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County, a mason, and a Shriner. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Reed; one daughter, Mrs. Gayle Hall; his mother Mrs. Bertie Reed; one sister, Mrs. Zula Mae Pafford, and one granddaughter Kim Hall, all of Lexington.

FAUSTINE (MILLNER) REED - Services for Mrs. Reed, age 93, are scheduled for Dec. 27, 2012 at Rock hill Baptist with Bro. Donald Bain and Bro. Lynn Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Reed passed away Sunday at Lexington Manor. She was born Nov. 30, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Walter and Mary (Rogers) Millner. She was a homemaker and a member of Rock Hill baptist. She loved gardening, was famour for her daylilies and always had a beautiful garden. She was preceded by her husband Willard Reed, her brother, Beul Millner and five sisters, Vergie Powers, Grapel Houston, Hautie Houston, Delilah Powers an dLelah Powers.
Lexington Progress 27 Dec 2012

JACK REED - Services for Mr. Reed, age 78, were scheduled for 2 pm Sat. April 17, 2010 at Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. David Wlker and Bro. Don Franks officiating. Burial followed in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Reed passed away early Thursday in Lexington. He was born April 1, 1932 in Henderson County to the late Usher T. and Wilber Davis Reed. He was the retired owner of Reeds Grocery and a Baptist. He wa spreceded in Death by his wife, Mrs. Dean Evans Reed a brother, Dale Reed and two sisters, Dorothy Reed Smith and Margie Reed Myracle. Survivors include his son, Ken Reed and wife, Beth of Chesterfield, three brothers, Edward and Larry Reed of Memphis and Dana Reed of Millington, three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 21 April 2010

LARRY W. REED - Services for Mr. Larry Reed, 62, were Monday Jan. 24, 2011 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial followed in the Natchez Trace Baptist Cemetery. Mr. Reed, a tool and die employee with Black and Decker, died Saturday January 22, 2011 in Jackson. He enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing, camping and Nascar. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a son Greg Reed; his father Rujim Reed; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren; four brothers Jerry, Ronnie, Ricky and Randy Moore and two sisters Kathy Messina and Terri Jean Kennedy.
Lexington Progress 26 Jan 2011

VICTORY (DENNISON) REED - Funeral services for Mrs. Vick Dennison Reed were conducted at 2 Sunday from Union Baptist Church, Chesterfield, by Rev. Edwin Deusner. Mrs. Reed, died at Highland Hospital in Memphis early Saturday following the birth of a daughter. She was 42. Mrs. Reed was born and reared in Henderson County and at the time of her death was living at 1059 Wrenwood, Memphis. She is survived by her husband Van Reed, other daughters, Jean, Jo Nelle and Victoria Reed, all of Memphis; a sister Mrs. E.R. Burress of Lexington; a brother E.W. Dennison Jr of Jackson; and her parents Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dennison of Jackson. Another sister, Mrs. Annie Milam, preceded heer in death five years ago. Heer funeral was one of the largest attendd at Chesterfield in many years - testimony to the popularity of this lady whose untimely passing cast a pall of gloom over the entire community. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 14 September 1951

WILLIAM P. REED - Funeral servcies for William P. "Bill" Reed were held Saturday, August 18, 2007 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Mark McCaslin and Rev. George Reed officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery near Lexington. Mr. Reed, the son of the late Ernest E. Reed, Sr. and Helen Pafford Reed, died early Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in Lexington. He was retired from International Harvester in Memphis, a former member of the Henderson County Election Commission, charter member of the Middleburg Ruritan Club, a World War II Navy veteran, and member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church. Survivors include his twin sister, Dean Reed Ozier of Greenville, KY, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Billie Ferguson Reed; his brothers, Harold Reed and Ernest Reed, Jr.,; and his sister, Margaret Burrus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Lexington Progress August 22, 2007.

ANNA MAE (SMITH) REEVES - Services for Mrs. Annie Mae Reeves were Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves, age 91, passed away Thursday, May 9 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Cannon and Rebecca Barnett of Darden, one son; Leroy Reeves of Darden, one half sister Josie Middleton of Lexington and one step-sister; Verlie Gurley of Lexington, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; Lloyd Reeves, two daughters, Juanita Maness and Jewel Dean Reeves and one granddaughter; Lisa Hurst.
The Lexington Progress, May 22, 2002

BRADLEY LEE REEVES - Services for little Bradley Lee Reeves 2 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Reeves of Stringtown, were conducted Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery by the Rev. Earl Jones. The baby died early Friday morning at Conger Clinic. The parents are the only survivors.
(Lexington Progress March 2, 1951)

BRADLEY REEVES - Services for Bradley Reeves Jr. age 47, were scheduled for April 9, 2013 in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Beecham and Bro. Danny Beecham officiating. Interment followed in Darden Cemetery. Mr. Reeves passed away Apr. 6, 2013 in Perry County. He was born May 25, 1965 n Madison County. He was an Operating Engineer for TN Wildlife. Mr. Reeves enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid outdoors man who loved hunting and fishing. He was a Volunteer Fireman and enjoyed serving his community, a dedicated provider for his family and a trusted friend. Survivors include his wife Laura, a daughter Fallon Reeves, mother, Wanda Powers, brother Jeff Powers and sister June Milam. He was preceded by his father, Bradley Carmon Reeves Sr.
Lexington Progress 10 Apr 2013

CAROL (MILLS) REEVES - Services for Carol Ann Reeves, age 62, were Tuesday Jan. 27, 2009 at the Darden Pentecostal Church. Burial followed in the Darden Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington in charge. Mrs. Reeves, the daughter of the late Luther and Clyde Mae (Stephens) Mills, died early Sunday morning in Jackson TN. She was a mormer factory worker and a sitter for the elderly. She is survived by her husband Hubert Reeves; two sons; Ricky and Ronald Reeves, all of Sardis; a daughter, Tammy RUshing of Reagan; three grandchildren; two brothrs, Stephen and Truman Mills of Springfield MO and a siser Bernice Declve of Hazelwood MO. She was preceded by a son, Randy Allen Reeves.
Lexington Progress 28 Jan 2009

CLARA GOLDEN (CAGLE) REEVES - Services for Mrs. Clara Reeves will be today [Wednesday] at 3 p.m. at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. David Worley, Don Franks and Cletus Duke officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Reeves, who was 82, died Monday night at NuCare Convalescent Center. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Norene Wooley of Lexington, Mrs. Mable Duke of Darden, Mrs. Norma Maness of Scotts Hill and Mrs. Carolyn Blair of Reagan; a son, J. V. Reeves, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 20, 1991

CLARA MAE (DUKE) REEVES - Services for Mrs. Clara Mae Reeves were Saturday, Oct. 1, at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Franks and Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Reeves, who was 75, died Friday, Sept. 29 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She leaves her husband, Elbert Reeves of Darden; a son, Robert Reeves of Darden; three daughters, Mrs. Glenda Taylor, Mrs. Betty Watson and Mrs. Edith Wilson, all of Darden; three brothers, Bob Duke, Ray Duke, both of Darden and James Duke of Parsons; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Maness of Lexington and Mrs. Elvita Austin of Darden, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, October 5, 1994

CLYDE M. REEVES , longtime Henderson County official and resources development specialist with the Beech River Watershed Development Authority, died at his home late Tuesday night after a heart attack. He was 59. Services will be this afternoon at 3 at First Baptist Church with Dr. E.E. Deusner officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Reeves was born in Henderson County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Reeves. He served 8 years as county judge and 12 years as trustee. Mr. Reeves also had taught in the county school system. A member of the First Baptist Church, he was a teacher and leader in youth work. Mr. Reeves had held high offices in Woodmen of the World, the American Legion, the Fair Assoc., the Gideons and was a Mason. He was a Rotarian and a veteran of WW II. Mr. Reeves was a director of Central State Bank and had been active in practically all charitable endeavors in this area. He was a colonel on the staff of Gov. Frank Clement. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ann Pinson Reeves; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Little and Mrs. Fleetwood Stanfill; two brothers, Dayton Reeves and L.M. Reeves, all of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Preston Odle, also of Lexington, and Mrs. Johnny Zimmerlee of Maywood IL and three grandchildren.

DENNIS A. REEVES - Services for Rev. Dennis A. Reeves, age 84, were Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Don Franks officiating. Interment followed in Darden Cemetery. Bro. Reeves passed away Sunday in Lexington. He was born May 11, 1929 in Henderson County to the late Leslie A. and Elizabeth Ann Wood. He was a retired life insurance salesman and Baptist Minister, preaching for 40 years at area churches, including Corinth Baptist and Judson Baptist. He was preceded by his three brothers, Lee, Clovis and Home Reeves, an infant brother and his sister, Ester Shannon. Survivors include his three daughters, Sylvia Fowler andMary Smith ofLexington and Elizabeth Mayes ofCadiz KY, two sons; Aaron and Anthony Reeves and 10 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 Dec 2013

DOROTHY MAE REEVES - 77, of Darden, passed away May 27, 2014 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Donna (Powers) and Frank Yarbro. Dorothy is survived by her husband, Dalton Reeves; three daughters, Alicia McDaniel, Jenifer Flatt and Kimberly Davis; a son Jeffrey Shawn Reeves, two brothers, Ralph Yarbro andJ.L. Yarbro and seven grandchildren. She was preceded by a son Donny Christopher Reeves; a brother Eugene Yarbro and three sisters, Ruthie Middleton, Joyce Sartain and Nancy Daugherty. Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Church of Darden May 29 with Raymond Roach and ARonnie Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 4 Jun 2014

ELBERT LEE REEVES - Funeral Services for Mr. Elbert Reeves were Monday September 5, 2005 at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Corinth Cem. Mr. Reeves, age 91, died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005 at Henderson Hsp. He is survived by 3 daughters, Betty Watson, Glenda Taylor and Edith Wilson; a son Robert Reeves all of Darden and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded by hiswife Clara Duke Reeves, a daughter Shirley Reeves, a sister Elsie Duke and 4 brothers, Felix, Hulie, Kenny and Lloyd Reeves.
(Lexington Progress 7 Sep 2005)

IVY LORENE (DUNIVAN) REEVES - Funeral services for Mrs. Ivy Lorene Reeves, age 82, were Friday, June 6, 2008 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Jack McAdams officiating. Burial followed in Lexington cemetery. Mrs. Reeves died late Tuesday at Lexington Manor Nusing Home. Mrs. Reeves was born June 10, 1925 in Henderson County to the late Will and Lola (Warren) Dunivan. She was a retired employee of Johnson Controls and a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. SUrvivors include her husband, Roy Lee Reeves, three sons, Joe (Faye), Jerry (Gay), Mike (Wanda, one daughter, Shirley (Danny) Wooley, three brothers, Joe V., Carl and James Dunivan and two sisters Dorothy McAdams and June Henry, all of Lexington twelve grandchildren, Tim (Amy) Reeves, Tonya (Kevin) McKenzie, Dwayne (Patty) Reeves, Mark Reeves, Holly (Terry) Patterson, Jeremy (Caroline) Reeves, Jennifer (Lloyd) Cash, Brandy (Terry) Wood, Julie (Patrick) Lindsey, Adam (Mallory) Reeves, Greg (Lisa) Tinin and Johnny Wooley, 27 great grandchildren and two gg grandchildren. Mrs. Reeves was preceded by one brother Frank Dunivan; four sisters, Louise McPeake, Pauline Johnson, Eula Horton and Joan Dunivan, and one grandaughter, Teresa Willis. Pallbearers were grandsons, Dewayne Reeves, Mark Reeves, Tim Reeves, Timmy Reeves, Adam Reeves and Ricky Smith.
Lexington Progress 11 June 2008

JEWELL REEVES , age 77, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at Decatur County General Hsp. Funeral services were held Thursday Feb. 25, 2010 at Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Don Franks and Bro. Micah Renfroe officiating. Interment followed in Darden Cemetery. Mrs. Reeves is survived by her husband, T.D. Reeves of Darden; sons, Mike Ray, Tom, Kenny and Ray Reeves; daughters Judy Grace of Decaturville, Renee Warren of Darden; brothers Wayne Goolsby and Lloyd Goolsby both of Mississippi; sisters, Sue Glissen and Lou Boythe both of Mississippi; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is preceded by her mother and father, Bessie and Thomas Goolsby. Serving as pallbearers were Keith, Justin, Jeremy Warren, Michael and Andrew Reeves and Blake Grace.

JOHNNY B. REEVES - Services for Johnny B. Reeves are today at 2 at Darden Pentecostal Church with the rev. O.T. Cotrell and the Rev. Billy Graves officiating. Burial will be in Darden Cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Reeves, 87, died Tuesday night at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God. He leaves seven sons, Roy, Fred and Ernest all of Lexington, Coby of Mt. Pleasant TX, J.E. of Cleveland OH and Bernice Ray Reeves of Nashville; two daughters Mrs. Lorene Blankenship of Lexington and Mrs. Helen K. Carnal of Santa Clair CA, one brother, McKinnley Reeves of Memphis; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Hays of Darden and Mrs. Elmer Hays of Lexington and 28 grandchildren.
(Lexington Progress Dec. 17, 1970 Thursday)

JOHNNY JOE REEVES - age 78, of Nashville passed away Nov. 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Grace, daughter Danette Waugh; sons, Marvin and Mike Reeves; sisters, Doris Griggs and Janice Bradfield and nine grandchildren. A funeral mass was held Dec. 3 at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church with Rev. John Hendrick officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 5 Dec 2012

LAVEDA DAVIS (DERRYBERRY) REEVES - age 84, died Oct. 15, 2013 in Memphis. She was a retired school teacher of 59 years. She was the valedictorian of the Lexington High School class of 1948, member of the Tennessee Education Assoc. and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Tommy Reeves of Germantown; one daughter, Karen Wyatt of Lexington; two grandchildren. She was preceded by heer parents Tom and Hettie Davis Derryberry; husband O.V. Reeves; one brother, Bradley Derryberry and one sister, Hattie Frazier. Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Corinth Baptist Church in Darden. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 23 Oct 2013

LLOYD REEVES - Services for Loyd Reeves were Monday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Cletus Duke and John D. Small officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Reeves, who was 81, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Reeves of Darden; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Cannon and Mrs. Rebecca Britt, both of Darden; a son, Leroy Reeves of Darden; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Duke of Lexington; two brothers, Elbert Reeves of Darden and Felix Reeves of Westport; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 28, 1990

NAOMI FRANCES (JONES) REEVES , age 90 of Darden died Dec. 11, 2009 at her home in Darden. She was a retired factory worker, farmer, and homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church of Darden. She is survived by five children, Gaston (Patsy), Steve (Glenda), Janice (Danny) Barker, and Agnes (Gary) McClain all of Darden, and Jeff (Joyce) Reeves of Lexington; nine grandchidlren, Tonya Shavers, Susan Small, Leslie Hallmark, Stacye Chroman, Dachelle Renfroe, Jos McClain, Ashley Newman, Brittany Avery and Monica Reeves and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Martin Luther and LeeDell (Blankenship) Jones, her husband Paul Reeves and siglings, Jewel Cozart, Ray Jones, Otis Jones, Ruth Harrell, Mary Lancaster, Pauline Hays and M.L. Jones Jr. Services were Dec. 13, 2009 at The Pentecostal Church with Bro. Raymond Roach and Bro. Ronnie Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 2009

PATSY RUTH REEVES REEVES - age 69, died on May 25, 2013 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband, Gaston Reeves, of Darden; two daughters, Tonya Reeves Shavers and Stacye Chroman of Parsons; one sister Lucille Kindle of Parsons and four grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Roy and Martha Knight Houston. Services were May 27 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Darden Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 29 May 2013

ROBERT HOUSTON REEVES - age 63, of Darden passed away Monday April 25, 2016 in Lexington. He was a truck driver for Arrow Paving and volunteer firefighter with Henderson County Fire Department Station #4. He is survived by his wife Patricia Reeves, a son Sam Reeves, a daughter Larissa (Adam) Aston and a grandson Walker Aston. He was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Loraine Reeves and a brother Don Reeves. Funeral services will be Tuesday April 26 at 2PM at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Darden Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 4PM-9PM and Tuesday 9AM until service.
Lexington Progress 27 Apr 2016

ROY LEE REEVES - Services for Mr. Roy Lee Reeves, age 89, were Friday, March 13, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. George Reed officiating. Burial followed in Lxington Cemetery. Mr. Reeves died early Wednesday, at his home in Lexington. He was born April 23, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Johnny and Mary Lou (Moody) Reeves. He was retired after serving as a Lexington City Police Officer, Sonic Security officer, County Road Commissioner; and Henderson County Commissioner, Mr. Reeves was Baptist in belief. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Mrs. Lorene Dunnivan Reeves; four brothers, J.E., Fred, Elco and Covie Reeves and one grandaughter, Teresa Willis. Survivors include his three sons, Jerry (Gay) Reeves, Mike (Wanda) Reeves and Joe 9Faye) Reeves all of Lexington; his daughter Shirley (Danny) Wooley of Lexington; two brothers Ray Reeves of Darden and Ernest Reeves of Humboldt; two sisters, Kay Carnell of Dallas and Lorene Blankenship of Lexington and 13 grandhildren. Pallbears were Timmy, Tim, Dwayne , Mark and Ada Reeves and Ricky Smith.
Lexington Progress 21 Mar 2009

NARCISSUS (McKEE) REEVES , aged 74 years, sister of the late Henry McKee, died September 28, 1935, in the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy McKee, in the old First District. Her husband died about thirty years ago, and since that time she has been living with Mrs. McKee. Rev. A. A. Simms conducted the funeral services at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, October 4, 1935)

RUTHIE LEE (AUSTIN) REEVES - Services for Ruthie Lee Reeves were Wednesday, January 2 at Reed's Chapel in Scotts Hill with burial at Corinth Cemetery in Darden. Mrs. Reeves, who was 74, died Monday, December 31, at Decatur County Hospital. She leaves her husband, L. C. Reeves of Scotts Hill; her mother, Gladys Austin of Scotts Hill; one step-daughter, Janice Tart of Huron; two sons, Ronnie Campbell of Panama City Beach, FL and Wession Reeves of Scotts Hill; and one step-son, Bruce Reeves of Huron.
The Lexington Progress, January 2, 2002

STEVE ALLEN REEVES - Services for Mr. Steve Allen Reeves Sr, 53, will be March 4, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Fuenral Home. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Reeves died Thursday (26 Feb 2009) at his home in Beech Bluff. He was a self employed carpenter for over 30 years. He was preceded by one brother Donald Ray Reeves and one sister Brenda Joyce Reeves. Survivors include his wife Diane of Beech Bluff; his three sons, Joshua Adam of Beech Bluff, Joey of Enid OK and Steve Allen Jr. of Jacks Creek; one daughter Keisha Reeves of Beech Bluff; two brothes Larry Joe Reeves of Enid and Robert Lee Reeves ofJackson; two sisters Susan Jones and Kathryn Hopkins of Enid OK and sixteen grandchidren.
Lexington Progress 4 March 2009

T.D. REEVES - Services for T.D. Reeves (Teenie) age 86, were March 2, 2013 at Corinth Baptist Church with Don Franks officiating. Inerment followed at Darden Cemetery. Mr. Reeves passed away Feb. 28, 2013. He was preced by his wife, Jewell and one brother Ross Reeves. Survivors include four sons - Mike, Ray, Tommy, Kenny; two daughters - Judy Grace, Renee Warren; one sister Bitsy Reeves and 12 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress March 6, 2013

THELMA SUE (DUKE) REEVES - Services for Thelma Sue Duke Reeves, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Reeves, a homemaker, died Friday at Decatur County General Hospital of cancer. She is survived by her husband, Billy Aaron Reeves of Darden; two sons, Kenneth Reeves and Timothy Reeves, both of Darden; two sisters and two brothers, Ann Duke and Edward Duke, both of Lexington, and Billy Ray Duke and Helen Lindsey, both of Darden.
The Jackson Sun, April 29, 2001

JOSEPH LEE REID - Services for Joseph Lee Reid, 80, were conducted Sunday afternoon from Nebo Mathodist Church by teh rev. Burreas and the Rev. Mark Fletcher. Mr. Reid, a lifelong resident of this county, died at his home near Crucifer Friday afternoon of a heart attack. He was stricken while picking cotton in a field at his home. He was a member of the Nebo Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Dovie; two sons, H.G. of Henderson and Clyde of Huron; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Russell of Luray, Mrs. B.F. Anderson of Lexington and Mrs. Tommy Taylor of Memphis. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford in charge.
Lexington Progress 21 Sept. 1951

BILLY RAY RENFROE - age 71, of Lexington died March 15, 2013 at his home. He was a retired manager for Natchez Trace State Park and was the valedictorian of the Lexington High School class of 1959. He is survived by his wife Barbara, 2 daughters, Sherry Renfroe Neil of Franklin and Karen Martin of Reagan, 2 sisters, Joy Lou Hayes and Joyce Ellis of Westport, 3 brothers; Gary Renfore, David Renfroe of Westport and Larry Renfroe of Huntingdon and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Roscoe and Pauline Renfroe and a brother James Renfroe. Burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 9 March 2013

BRENDA FAYE RENFROE - age 70, of Scotts Hill passed away Tuesday June 17,2014 at her home. She is survived by her husband Gerald Renfroe of Scotts Hill, her mother Mary Helen Kennedy Duck of Scotts Hill,2 sons; Joe Galbraith of Reagan and Stephen Gerald Renfroe of Scotts hill, a sister; Virginia Wicker of Scotts hill, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday June 18 at 4PM at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Ridge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 10AM til service.
Lexington Progress June 25, 2014

ERNESTINE RENFROE - Services for Ernestine Renfroe, age 84 were Sat. 9 Feb. 2013 at Corinth Baptist Church with Bro. Micah Renfroe officiating. Interment followed in Corinth Cem. Survivors include three sons, David, Jeerry and Harold, one brother, Charlies Wallace, two sisters; Faustine Renfroe and six grandchildren. She is preceded by her husband, Covie Renfroe and one sister Evelyn Barr.
Lexington Progress 13 Feb 2013

JESSIE JAMES RENFROE - Services for Jessie Renfroe, 77, will be at 2:00 PM Thursday at Reed's Chapel. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Renfroe was born in Henderson County, December 26, 1923, the son of the late Jim and Gerthie Renfroe. He was a retired mechanic and veteran. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Lorell Renfroe; a son, Max Renfroe; three daughters, Margie Hayes, Betty McCay and Melody Stanford all of Lexington; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Beecham, Julie Mills, Janna James, Jacob Renfroe, DeWayne Stanford and Jacqueline Hayes all of Lexington and Theresa Hudson of Goodlettsville and four great-grandchildren, Molly Beecham, Haley James and Alex Mills all of Lexington and Michaela Hudson of Goodlettsville.
The Jackson Sun, July 5, 2001

JOE LEE RENFROE - Services for Joe Lee Renfroe were Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. John D. Small officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Renfroe, who was 35, died Monday after a short illness. He was born and reared in Henderson County and was a Baptist. He leaves a daughter, Miss Tammy Gayle Renfroe of Lexington; his mother, Mrs. Opal Renfroe of Lexington; a brother, Harold Renfroe of Lexington; six sisters, Mrs. June Owens, Mrs. Alma Wall, Mrs. Vickie Hayes, all of Lexington, Mrs. Irene Campbell of Decaturville, Mrs. Magdalene Brown and Mrs. Dean Carter, both of Memphis.
The Lexington Progress, April 23, 1980

LESTER RENFROE - Services for Lester Renfroe were Tuesday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Cletus Duke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Renfroe, who was 69, died Sunday morning at Decatur County General Hospital after a long illness. He was a Henderson County native, a veteran of World War II, a retired machinist and a Baptist. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Ann Hayes, Mrs. Patricia White, both of Parsons, and Mrs. Patsy Rankin of Cicero, Ill.; four sons, James A. Renfroe of Paducah, Ky., Lester R. Renfroe of Lockport, Ill., Ricky M. Renfroe of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Martin Allen Renfroe of Parsons; two sisters, Mrs. Eula Duke of Lexington and Mrs. Estelle Woods of Nashville; four brothers, Audie Renfroe, Jessie Renfroe, both of Lexington, M. C. Renfroe of Parsons and Ollie Renfroe of Peoria, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 27, 1985

OBIE L. C. RENFROE - Services for Obie Renfroe were Friday, March 24, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mr. Renfroe, who was 70, died Thursday, March 23, at his home of cancer. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Faustine Renfroe of Darden; two daughters, Beverly Hayes of Darden and Pat VanCleave of Lexington; a son, Keith Renfroe of Darden; a sister, Zula Mae Hays of Memphis, and six grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, March 29, 2000

PAULINE (JOWERS) RENFROE - age 64 of Lexington died April 19, 2012 in Lexington. She was an owner of Paramount Plumbing and Electric. She was a member of Airborne Class at First Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to her family and friends and customers at Paramount. She loved to serve the public in helping with their needs in Plumbing and Electric. She spent as much free time as possible doing her favorite hobby which was fishing. Her last day was spent with her son fishing. In her words "I had the best day of my life", & God called her home in a peaceful sleep. She touched so many lives and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband Harold Renfroe, a daughter Jemma Morris ofLexington, a son Ricky Lynn Renfroe of Lexington, 1 sister Velva Jane McCollum, and several half brothers & sisters, 3 grandchilden Erika Wood, Racheal Stewart and Derek Renfroe and 3 great-grandchildren ConnorWood, Addison Wood and Hailey Britt. Services were April 21 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 25 Apr 2012

VALERIE LEIGH (HUNTER) RENFROE - Services for Mrs. Valerie Leigh Renfroe were Saturday, March 27, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed's Chapel in charge. Mrs. Renfroe, who was 38, died Thursday, March 25, at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville. She was a teacher at Parsons Elementary School. She leaves her husband, Keith Renfroe of Darden; a daughter, Mallory Leigh Renfroe of Darden; a son, Keith Wayne Renfroe Jr. of Darden; her parents, Wilford and Marie Major Hunter, of Gracey, Ky.; two sisters, Sandra Miller of Waynesboro, Tn., and Cindy Morehead of Kevil., Ky.
The Lexington Progress, March 31, 1999

OPAL (HAYS) RENFROE - Services for Mrs. Opal Hayes Renfroe were Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and the Rev. Harold Hopper officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Renfroe, who was 75, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. She was a retired employee of Decaturville Sportswear and a Baptist. She was the widow of Clifford Renfroe. She leaves six daughters, Mrs. Madelene Brown, Mrs. Dean Weelock, both of Memphis, Mrs. June Owens of Lexington, Mrs. Irene Campbell of Scotts Hill, Mrs. Alma Waugh of Montgomery, Ala.; a son, Harold Renfroe of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Allene Buckner of Parsons, 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 25, 1990

VERNON RENFROE - Services were held at Central Grove Baptist Church April 18, 2008 with Brother Don Frank officiating. Mr. Renfroe age 84, died April 19, 2008 in Melrose Park IL. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, three sons, Vernon Jr., Lynn and Jammie Renfroe all of Lexington TN, one daughter Denise Holmes of Scotts Hill, two grandsons, Casson Holmes of Scotts Hill and Caleb of Lexington; two grandaughters, Kayle and Payton Renfore of Lexington TN; two aunts Betty May and Lilly Marie Marr of Lexington TN, two nieces Marlene Carey of Wildersville and Graple Jowers of Lexington.
Lexington Progress 23 April 2008

ELZONA (WOODS) RENSHAW - Services for Mrs. Elzona Renshaw were Friday at Union Baptist Church with the Revs. David Walker and Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reeds Chapel in charge. Mrs. Renshaw, who was 94, died Thursday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after a long illness. She was a native of Henderson County, the widow of Luther Renshaw and a Baptist. She leaves two sons, Hulon Renshaw and Henry Renshaw, both of Lexington; a sister, Dealie Perry of Parsons; two brothers, Alvis Woods of Lexington and Neelie Woods of Parsons; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, 9-10-1986 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

WILMA LEE RHOADES , age 81, died Dec. 4, 2011 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Gene Rhoades; a son; Mike Nash of Morris IL, a daughter Pamela Fultz of Reagan; two stepdaughters, Vicki Smothers of Harrisburg IL and Debbie Holcomb of Dwight IL and nine grandchildren. She was preceded by a daughter; Terry Hairold; her first husband; William J. Nash; an infant son; Rodney J. Nash; and a grandson; Rodney Fultz. Services will be Dec. 7, 2011 burial in Sardis Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 7 Dec 2011

ARTHUR ALTON RHODES - Funeral services for Arthur Alton Rhodes were Monday Sept. 13, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. Arthur Rhodes, age 84, of Lexington TN died Saturday September 11, 2010 in Jackson TN. He was a retired pipefitter and was retired from the US Army. He is survived by his wife Virginia Small Rhodes of Lexington; a son James E. of Pigeon Forge; a brother, Ike Rhodes of Lexington; a sister, Lessie Williams of Eads; two grandchildren, Robert and David Rhodes, and two great-grandchildren, layton and Logan Nguyen.
Lexington Progress 15 Sep 2010

BUSTER LEE RHODES - age 55, died Dec. 7, 2012 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife Wanda Marie, four sons, Randy Rhodes, Rodney, Brandon Bhodes and Justin Stegal; tow daughters Haley and Brittiany Rhodes, brother Michael Funderburk; one sister Burma Douglas and 17 grandchildren. Burial in Independence Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 19 Dec, 2012

CLARA (LONG) RHODES - Services for Mrs. Clara Long Rhodes were Friday at Oak Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Floyd Rogers officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Rhodes, 66, died Thursday (June 17, 1971) at Lexington Hospital. She leaves her husband Thomas H; a son Thomas Jr. of Memphis; her father, John A. Long of Scotts Hill; two brothers, Elvis Long of Scotts Hill and Fred of Milan and a sister Mrs. Vera Moore of Scotts Hill.
Lexington Progress 24 Jun 1971

ELDEN PAUL RHODES - Another countian has lost his life in action against the communists in Korea. Pvt. Eldon Paul Rhodes, 22 years of age, was killed Oct. 20, in the battle for Heartbreak Ridge, according to information relayed to his sister, Mrs. J. B. Christopher. The notifying telegram came Monday night. Pvt. Rhodes entered the service from Arkansas, but had lived in Lexington and was employed by the railroad. He had been in action five months and had been overseas a year, lacking two days. He was a member of the 5th Regimental Combat Team. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Birthel Rhodes, Fresno, Calif., two brothers, Charles of the Navy and Harold of Memphis; three sisters, Mrs. Christopher, Mrs. Jessie Mae Priddy, Kaiser, Ark., and the former Verdie Bell Rhodes now of Fresno. ( Contributed by Amanda Jowers - The Lexington Progress, November 2, 1951)

Services for Elden Paul Rhodes, 24, were conducted Sunday afternoon from Pafford Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Edwin Deusner. Pfc. Rhodes died Oct. 26, 1951, in Korea of wounds received in action agains the communists. Military Honors were given at the grave in Lexington Cemetery by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the local National Guard company. Pfc. Rhodes leaves his mother, Mrs. Bertha Rhodes, Fresno Ca: two brothers Harold L. Rhodes of Memphis, and Charles J. Rhodes of Norfolk VA; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Christopher of Lexington, Mrs. Jessie Priddy of Keiser AR and Mrs. Bertie Lindsey of Fresno. The body arrived Saturday afternoon and remained at Pafford Funeral Home overnight.
Lexington Progress January 18, 1952 Friday

GLADYS MARIE RHODES - Services for Gladys Marie Rhodes, 16, were conducted Sunday at Jones Cemetery by Lester Goff. Miss Rhodes died Saturday (13 October 1951) at her home near Cedar Grove after a six months illness. She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Rhodes; eight brothers, L.M. and Arthur of Lexington; W.M. of Milan, Martin of the Army, Grover, Orville Ray and Joseph of Cedar Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Taylor of Huntingdon, Mrs. Nellie Parker of Wildersville and Mrs. Lessie Hammer of Cedar Grove. Wright-Timberlake Funeral Home in charge.
Lexington Progress 10/19/1951 Friday

HENRY RHODES , age 52, died last Saturday at his home in Chester County. He left a wife but no children. Mr. Rhodes was born and reared in Henderson County but in 1879 moved to California. In that state he made money and five or six years ago came back to Tennessee and purchased the john H. Trice farm near Henderson.
Lexington Progress 11 March 1910

ISAAC N. RHODES , a carpenter, generally known here as "Bud," who moved from Lexington to Jackson several years ago, died there Monday after a long illness. He was 56 years of age and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Rhodes, and three daughters, Mrs. Elmer Conger of Bemis and Misses Ruth and Haudie Rhodes of Jackson, and two sons, Freeman and Edward Rhodes, also of Jackson. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery, Rev. Fleetwood Ball conducting the funeral.
(The Lexington Progress, January 20, 1933)

J.A. RHODES - Services for Charlie Abraham Rhodes, 75, were conducted Tuesday from Pafford Funeral Home by the Rev. E. Blakeney. Burial was in Rhodes Cemetery. Mr. Rhodes, retired, died Monday at the home of his son, Jesse Rhodes in the Huron Section. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Rhodes was a Methodist. He leaves another son, Cecil Rhodes of Kennett MO.
Lexington Progress Friday April 25, 1952

JAMES EDGAR RHODES , 100, retired farmer, died of heart failure Thursday at the Lexington Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home with burial in Lexington Cemetery. He was a member of the Center Ridge United Methodist Church. Mr. Rhodes, the widower of Eula Mae Fesmire Rhodes, leaves two daughters, Pauline Milam of Nashville and Aline Hamilton of Lexington; a son, John Etheridge Rhodes of Memphis; a sister Ethel Franklin of Lexington, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal 11 May 1 996

JAMES D. RHODES - Services for James D. Rhodes will be June 30, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Lewis Cemetery. Mr. Rhodes, age 90, ofLexington died Monday June 27, 2011 in Lexington. He is survived by a daughter Linda Austin of Scotts Hill; a son, Ricky Barker of Lexingtonl three sisters, Mildred Gabbard of Memphis, Johnnie Havener of Lexington, Katherine Greely of North Park IL; a brother Frank Rhodes of Guntersville AL and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Jun 2011

JOHN T. RHODES - Funeral services for John T. Rhodes were March 3, 2009 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in the Sand Ridge Cemetery. He was a retired factory worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army died Sunday in Jackson. He is survived by a son Terry 9Tena) Rhodes of Lexington, a sister Lessie Williams of Memphis, 2 brothers, Arthur A. and Orville Rhodes of Lexington, 2 grandchildren Johnny Ray Rhodes of Lebanon and Mary Beth Tillman of Milan, and 2 great grandchildren, Jacob Tillman and John Everett Rhodes. He was preceded by his wife Mary June Rhodes.
Lexington Progress March 4, 2009

JOSEPH HOWARD RHODES - age 66, of Lexington died Thursday Oct. 11, 2012 in Jackson. He was a retired mechanic with Helms Motor Co. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Minor Rhodes, two daughters, Crystel Carnel, of Wildersville, Lisa Kay Barry of Jackson, three sons, William and Allen Rhodes of Clarksburg and Tim of Reagan, a sister Peggy Warren of Lexington, a brother Larry Rhodes of Lexington, his mother-in-law, Dolores Minor and eight grandchildren. Services were Oct. 13 at Reeds Chapel and burial followed in Sand Ridge Cem.
Lexington Progess 17 Oct 2012

LLOYD B. RHODES - Services for Lloyd B. Rhodes were Feb. 11, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Hare Cemetery. Lloyd age 83, of Lexington died Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 in Lexington. He was a veteran of the Army and retired from Johnson Controls. He is survived by a daugher Anita Kay (Johnny) Holmes; two sons Mike (Jeannette) Rhodes and Tim Rhodes, a brother Bobby Gene (Maerene) Rhodes, all of Lexington and five grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife Lorene in 1982.
Lexington Progress 17 Feb 2010

LOYD GENE RHODES - 82, passed away Jul. 10, 2013 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Robbie Robinson, two daughters, Ginger Lee Rhodes and Stephanie Jo Armes; four sisters, Emily Taylor, Betty Wallace, Linda Keeton and Charlotte Brooks and three grandchildren. Services were July 12 2013 at Rock Hill Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 17 Jul 2013

MARY ELIZABETH BARKER RHODES - Services for Mary Elizabeth Rhodes 74 will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Expressway Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Lewis Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes a retired cafeteria worker died Sunday at her residence of heart failure. She is survived by her husband James D. Rhodes of Lexington; a daughter and a son Linda Barker Austin and Ricky Barker both of Lexington; five sisters and a brother Lounette Parrish of Huntingdon Sue Houston of Paris Gladine Barker Marie Eason Virginia Maness and Joe Lewis all of Wildersville.
Jackson Sun on Sep 25, 2000.

ORVILLE RHODES - Services forOrville Rhodes, aged 81, were scheduled Feb. 28, 2012 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Beecham and Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Interment followed in Sand Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Rhodes passed away Sunday. He was born July 6, 1930 in Wildersville to the late Leslie E. and Tennie Lunsford Rhodes. He was a retired supervisor for the TN dept. of Trans. and a member of Firs United Pentecostal Church. He was receded by four sisters an dseven brothers. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lyndel Tate; two sons, Tim D. Rhodes of Lexington and Buddy Cannon of Goodlettsville, three daughters, Kim Bishop of Lexington, Judy Vise of Lexington and Brenda Joan Glaser of Indianapolis IN, one sister Lessie Williams of Eads and 12 grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Feb 2012

PAULINE VIRGINIA (WILSON) SMALL RHODES - age 81, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Lexington, TN. She is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Priddy and husband Danny of Lexington and Linda Cozart and husband Bruce of Wildersville; 4 sons, Thomas E. Small and wife Cathy of Lexington, Steve Small of Linden, Thomas F. Small and wife Deborah of Lexington and Carlton Ray Small of Lexington; 2 brothers, Curtis Wilson of Memphis and Hubert Wilson of Lexington; 3 sisters, Helen Wilson of Lexington, Annie Wilkins of Huron and Patricia Thornton of Mississippi; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Wilson and Evelyn Smith Wilson; her husbands, Cecil Ray Small and Arthur Alton Rhodes; and one brother, Paul Wilson. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Reed's Chapel in Lexington with burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens.

TROY RHODES - Services for Troy Rhodes were June 26, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens. Graveside Masonic services were held. Mr. Rhodes, age 82, died June 23, 2011 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Rhodes. Survivors include three sons, Mike, Bobby and Jeff; one brother Cleo Rhodes, Holladay; and seven grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 29 Jun 2011

VAUGHAN RHODES - Services for Mr. Vaughan Rhodes, age 82, are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Second Baptist Church in Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson and Rev. Matt Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington Cem. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rhodes passed away Sunday (Jan. 29, 2012) in Nashville. He was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Henderson to the late Arvin and Nina (Todd) Rhodes. He was a U. S. Army Vet. serving during the Korean War. He opened Lexington's first Dollar General Store in 1960, and later opened Rhodes Interiors. He retired in July 1996 after 35 years in business. He was a long time member of Second Baptist Church in Lexington and very involved with gospel music as part of The Rhodes Brothers. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mrs. Peggy Rhodes of Lexington, his two sons, Randy Rhodes of Nashville and David of Lexington, one brother Don of Lexington and five sisters, Raymelle Pinkston and Vernelle Johnson of Lexington, Mary Sue Montgomery of Parsons, Jane Gregory of Destin FL, and Freda Roberts of Lexington. The family requests donations be sent to the Building Fund at Second Baptist Church in Lexington.
Lexington Progress Feb. 1, 2012

VERNON RAY RHODES - On May 13, 2009, Vernon Ray Rhodes, age 78, was called from this earth to be at home with the Lord. He was born Feb. 25, 1931 in Scotts Hill to Opal and Monnie Rhodes, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1949. He married his high school sweetheart, Edalene Jowers in August of 49. Vernon' lifelong love of music eventually led to him becoming one of the founding partners of Rhodes Music Center in 1963. In 1964 he and his wife became sole proprietors of the store, which later became Lexington's Curtis Mathes encompassing over 25 years. A dedicated public servant, Vernon also worked with the United States Postal Service for 24 years, retiring in June of 1991. For 5 decades with the Lexington Lions Club, Vernon promoted a spirit of service for his community, most significantly recognized by his receipt of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. A member of 2nd Baptist Church since the early 60's he served as a deacon since 1981 and as a song leader for many years. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his brother, Brundell and one grandson. Along with his wife of over 59 years, he leaves a son, Larry (Denise) a daughter, Teresa Grimes (Johnny) and three grandsons,Dusty and Chuck Grimes and Shane Rhodes, one great grandchild and three step-great grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday May 16, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Fuenral Home with Bro. Arnold Cook, Bro. David Buffaloe, Bro. Wesley Woods and Rev. William Jones officiating. Burial followed in Henderson County Memory Gardens.
Lexington Progress May 20, 2009

VINNIE MAE RHODES - Services for Vinnie Mae Rhodes wer eSunday May 4, 2008 at Reeds Chapel. Burial will follow in the Browns Cemetery. Mrs. Rhodes, age 56, died Saturday in Reagan. She is survived by six sister, Nancy Hensley and Ann Stone of Reagan, Gail tart and Berlene Goff of Lexington, Lou Davis of Florida and Janie Adams of Enville; three brothers, Levi and Joe Adams of Cedar Grove and Franklin Adams of Lexington. Preceded by her husband Robert Rhodes and two sisters, Betty Smith and Billie Overman.
Lexington Progress 5/7/2008

VIRGIL L. RHODES , age 80, a renowned optometrist and a true Christian friend to everyone he knew and to those who knew him, passed away on July 4, 2009 after a long battle with multiple illnesses. Born in Henderson County TN, he was the son of Grover Burton and Virgie Sparkman Rhodes. His siblings were Maureen R. Hodges, Lois R. Simonton, John Larry Rhodes and James Glenn Rhodes. All are deceased. He married Peggy Butler on September 19, 1954 who survives. His children are Judy Rhodes Allen (Clark) and Jeff Butler Rhodes (Sonia). His grandsons are Jake and Jeb Allen and John Rhodes. Surviving also are 12 nieces and nephews. One grandniece and one grandnephew deceased, other grands surviving. Educated at Lexington High School, the University of Memphis and the Sourthern College of Optometry, Memphis (SCO), he received the degree of Doctor of Optometry in March of 1950. SCO also awarded him the Doctor of Ocular Science degree in June of 1986. He served 2 years in the Army Medical Corps as an optometrist. He practiced in Manchester TN, for 50 years from January 1, 1953, retiring at the end of December 2002. Dr. Rhodes gave his patients the best care and concern for all their visual needs. He was a member of the TN Optometric Assoc. serving as President; the American Optometric Association (AOA); a fellow of the TN Academy; a 50+ year member of the Masonic Highland Lodge 214; the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cheatham Camp 72; and the American Legion. He served as an Alderman and Vice Mayor of Manchester. He was a former member and officer of many civic organizations, including President of the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Rhodes served on the State Board of Optometry and the Board of Trustees of SCO. He was chairman of the AOA Committee for Statutory Definition of Optometry for several years, traveling to many states to assist with their legislative efforts. In 2001 he authored Optometry in Tennessee, a book on the state optometric legislative history to serve as a resource for present and future generations. He served many awards and distinctions according; Optometrist of TN, TN Optometrist of the Decade, voted Outstanding Optometrist of the South by the Sourthern Council of Optometry, a "Roast" by his peers, and countless other awards. He approached every day and every endeavor with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed laughing and bringing laughter to others. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Manchester, he lived his life with compassion for others and by the credo "Much can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit". Funeral services were Tuesday July 7, 2009, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The eulogy was delivered by Dr. Richard Phillips, President of the Sourthern College of Optometry, Memphis. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Joe Crosy, Dr. Winston Thaxton, Reg. Gary Odom, Mr. Ennis Rhodes, Mr. Collidge Holt, Dr. Jesse Overall, Dr. Jeff Foster and Dr. Timothy Brown. Honorary pallbearers were all the members of the TN Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Memorial: Dr. Virgil and Peggy Rhodes Endowment Fund, Southern College of Optometry, 1245 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN. An avid reader of all subjects he would be honored by donations of books to any library.
Lexington Progress July 8, 2009

VIRGINIA SMALL RHODES - age 81, passed away March 5, 2013 in Lexington. She is survived by 2 daughters, Brenda Priddy of Lexington and Linda Cozart of Wildersville; 4 sons, Thomas E. Small of Lexington , Steve Small of Linden, Thomas F. Small of Lexington and Carlton Ray Small of Lexington; 2 brothers Curtis Wilson of Memphis and Hubert Wilson of Lexington; 3 sisters Helen Wilson of Lexington, Annie Wilkins of Huron, Patricia Thornton of Mississippi and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents Edward and Evelyn Smith Wilson; husbands, Ray Small and Alton Rhodes and 1 brother, Paul Wilson. Reeds Chapel in charge of services and burial in Henderson County Memory Gardens.
Lexington Progress 13 Mar 2013

TABITHA LYNN RICKMAN - Funeral services for Tabitha Rickman age 39, are sheduled for 4 pm Thursday July 2, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Randall Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Central Grove Cemetery. Ms. Rickman died late Monday in Hardin County. She was born Dec. 26, 1969 in Henderson County and was a member of Central Grove Baptist Church. She was receded by one son, John Cody Rickman, her father Larry Doyle and her grandparents Milam and Mary Sue McPeake, her grandfather J.D. Doyle and her great grandparents, Floyd and Lennie Maness. Survivors include her mother Brenda (Dwight0 Casey of Lexington, her grandparents, Flostine (Ray) WOods of Lexington, her son Matthew Rickman of Wildersville, three daughters, Tessa, Sarah, and Hanna-Rose Rickman of Wildersville, her brother Russ Harden of Lexington, her sister, Tina Moore of Lexington, her niece Anna Moore of Lexington, the father of her children John Rickman and a special friend, Donald Acevedo.

ROBERT F. RIDER - Services for Robert F. Rider, formerly of Decatur County, were held Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. L. J. Fortner and John D. Small officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Brewer-Wylie Funeral Home of Parsons in charge. Mr. Rider, a retired mail carrier, died Monday at his home in Nashville after a long illness. He was a native of Upton, Ky. and had lived in Darden and Parsons before moving to Nashville. He was a Baptist. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Wilma Rider.
Henderson County Times, May 19, 1982

WILMA LEA (BIGGS) RIDER - Services for Mrs. Wilma Lea Biggs Rider were Thursday at Corinth Baptist Church with the Revs. Logan Fortner and Don Franks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Boyd Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Rider died Monday afternoon at her home in Nashville. She was formerly of Darden and was a retired beautician. She was a Baptist. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Beulah Kolwyck Biggs of Linden; three sisters, Mrs. Lula McConnell of Darden, Mrs. Mary Sue Blankenship of Huntingdon and Mrs. Thelma Tate of White House.
The Lexington Progress, June 26, 1991

GUSSIE MAE RUTH RINKS - Funeral services for Gussie Mae Ruth Rinks were Tuesday, in the chapel of Casey Funeral Home. Burial followed in Union Grove Cemetery. Ms. Rinks, age 87 was preceded in death by her husband, William Russell Rinks of Jackson; one daughter, Shelby Jean Lundy of Jackson; one brother, Pete Smith of Iowa; one sister, Anna Lee Scott of Lexington. Survivors include five sons, John William Lundy, Danny Gail Rinks, and Joel Lee Rinks all of Henderson, Roger Dale Tweedy, Sr. of Jackson and Jimmy Lynn Rinks of Pinson; two daughters, Carolyn Joyce Butler of Henderson and Debra Ruth Taylor of Jackson; two brothers, Hobert Smith of Jackson and William Smith of Beech Bluff; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. Lexington Progress July 4, 2007
Contributed by Linda Fiedor Lexington Progress 4 July 2007

MOLLIE (HANGEL) ROBBS , aged 54, devoted wife of our fellow townsman, Charles A. Robbs, quietly passed into the beyond Saturday morning at 4 o'clock, surrounded by the heartbroken family. For two years she had been an invalid, her sufferings being most excruciating. Yet they have been borne with remarkable patience, the constant loving attention of husband and children serving to greatly alleviate the strain and make endurance possible. Mrs. Robbs was a devout Christian and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, a true woman in all the relations in life. A husband, several children and a host of friends survive her. The funeral occurred Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the residence conducted by Rev. J.M. Pickens and A.E. Cole. interment in Lexington Cemetery.
Lexington Progress March 13, 1908

BABY BOY ROBERTS - Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Roberts, three miles north of Lexington, had the grave misfortune to lose their month old baby boy on Wednesday night of this week. In their loss which falls all the heavier on them because they have passed the days of their yough. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have the sympathy of many friends.
(Lexington Progress June 9, 1916)

BILLIE CHARLES ROBERTS - Funeral services for Mr. Billie Charles Roberts, age 77, are scheduled for 2:00PM, Thursday, August 9, 2007 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died early Tuesday in Jackson. He was born July 31, 1930 in Tallassee, Alabama to the late Roy and Maggie Meadows Roberts. He was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the U. S. Navy, serving in Vietnam and Korea, and later retired as Administrator of Lexington Hospital. He was a member of Lexington Presbyterian Church and a past president of the American Legion. Mr. Roberts was an extraordinary man and avid golfer, who was loved and respected by all. He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Roberts, one sister, Betty Roberts, and a special friend, Dr. Cole Chambers. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mrs. Mary Alice Young Roberts of Lexington, two daughters, Patti Roberts of San Diego, CA and Pamela (James) Ross of Henderson, and five grandchildren, Derrick Bedwell, Caleb Bedwell, Mary Abramson, Shelley Abramson, and Haley Wilson.
Lexington Progress 8 August 2007

BOBBY LEE ROBERTS - Services for Bobby L. Roberts will be today (Wednesday) at 4:30 at Natchez Trace Baptist Church with the Revs. John D. Small and Howell Gossett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Roberts, who was 44, died Monday morning at Lexington Methodist Hospital after an 18-month bout with cancer. He was a heavy equipment operator. He was a Lexington native and lived in Glen Heights, Ill., before moving back to Lexington 18 years ago. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Barbara Ann Grissom Roberts of Lexington; a daughter, Tammi Zoe Roberts of Lexington; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Estes Roberts of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Jean Blankenship of Lexington; and grandparents, Lula Fesmire and Venie Roberts, both of Lexington; and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, August 6, 1986 --

CHARLES THOMAS ROBERTS - aged 73 years, died Jan. 30, 1944 after a lingering illness. He had spent nearly all of his life near Alberton. He was married to Miss Susie Rush, who survives with their children, Duncan, Willie, Lizzie Stanford, Mae Webb, Etta Smith, Gertrude Rawls, Ruby Pitts and Madge Johnson. Elder N.B. Hardeman assisted by Joe Cook VanDyke, conducted the funeral in the Hare Cemetery near his old home place.
(Lexington Progress Feb. 9, 1945)

CHARLES LEON ROBERTS , age 72, died Feb. 7, 2012 in Lexington. He is survived by 1 daughter, Jeanna Threadgill; 2 brothers; W.A. Jr., and Melton Roberts; 2 sisters; Mildred Williams and Rosanne Bailey; 2 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded by his parents, William and Roma Roberts; and 4 siblings; Norma Wood, Wilbert Roberts, Wayne Roberts and Betty Patton. Burial was in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 15 Feb 2012

CLARA ELSIE ROBERTS - Services for Mrs. Clara Elsie Roberts were Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 at Reed's Chapel with burial in Jones Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts, 93, died November 4, 1999 at Huntingdon Health and Rehab Center. She was a homemaker and the widow of Homer Floyd Roberts. She leaves two sons, Warren of Jackson and James of Wildersville; two brothers, John Allen McDaniel of Wildersville and Ray McDaniel fo Yuma, three grandchildren and four gg grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 11/10/1999

CONSTANCE E. ROBERTS , age 94, of Wildersville, died Monday June 25,2012 in Wildersville. She was a retired business and property ownder. She is survived by 3 grandchildren, a daughter-in-law and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded by a son Joe Roberts.
Lexington Progress 4 Jul 2012

CORA MAE (BLANKENSHIP) ROBERTS - wife of Duncan Roberts, was carried to Jackson in the Pafford ambulance and died soon after reaching that city. Mrs. Roberts gave birth to a baby girl, her fourth child, and had been in bad condition following that ordeal but had never been able to get up. Her removal to Jackson was in the hope of finding relief at the hands of a specialist. Mr. Roberts and Miss Cora Blankenship were married in the latter part of 1919, and as stated, four children were born to them, all surviving, including the new-born babe. The taking away of Mrs. Roberts, thus bereaving a devoted husband and four children, is one of the real tragedies of life. She was carrying a great burden, and in performing its multitude of sacred duties she was doubtless finding more real happiness than comes to those who shirk their responsibilities of life. We are constrained to believe that she has gone to a magnificent reward. She was efficient in whatever her hands found to do, as we can remember he when she was an operator of the Lexington Telephone Exchange
daughter of Caleb Franklin and Sara Jane (Azbill) Blankenship

ELIZABETH ANN (WOOD) ROBERTS , aged 75 years, widow of the late William Roberts, died October 24th, 1921, in the home of her son, Charlie Roberts, (her home since the death of her husband) 3 miles northwest of Lexington. She was the mother of 14 children, of whom twelve survive, and all were present during her last sickness except Green Roberts, who lives in Western Texas. Mrs. Roberts had belonged to the Christian Church for more than fifty years and Elder J.C. Lewis conducted the funeral service at Hare Cemetery.

ELMER LEE ROBERTS - Services for Elmer Roberts will be Oct. 14, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial at Hare Cemetery. Mr. Roberts age 76, died Oct. 11, 2010 at his home. He was a veteran of the Army and retired from Panoply. He is survived by a son Miles Lee (Ann) Roberts; three sisters, Mae Sue Cox, Bennie Mae (Roger) WOod and Peggy Douglas; a brother Jessie James Roberts and three grandchildren and a special friend Caroline Thompson. He was preceded by his wife Rose Mary Roberts, a daughter Tabitha Woods and brothers Paul Elbert, Ray, Monroe, L.V. and Willie Fae Roberts.
Lexington Progress 13 Oct 2010

ESTES LEE ROBERTS - Services for Estes Lee Roberts were Friday, May 1, at Natchez Trace Baptist Church with the Rev. John D. Small officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Roberts, who was 71, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital. He was a farmer. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lucille Fesmire Roberts of Lexington; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Blankenship of Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Burton and Mrs. Mattie Haywood, both of Lexington, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, May 6, 1992 --

GUY LEE ROBERTS , 84, was Feb. 13, 2009 at Reeds Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Burroughs and Charles Thomason officiating. Burial followed in the Lexington Cemetery. Mr. Roberts was retired from sales, a United States Army Veteran and a member of Pine Grove baptist Church. He died Wednesday (11 Feb 2009) in Lexington. He is survived by a son Larry Roberts of Nashville; a sister Billie Coffman; two brothers Bobby (Shirley) and Jerry Roberts (Wanda) and a sister-in-law Betty Roberts all of Lexington; two grandchildren, Julie Wilkerson and a Spencer Roberts and two great grandchildren, B.J. and Jake Wilkerson. He was preceded by his wife Clara Roberts; a brother Joe Roberts; and brother-in-law Gilbert Coffman.
Lexington Progress 2/18/2009

JAMES T. ROBERTS - Services for Mr. James T. Roberts are Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010 at First Baptist Church of Lexington with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Hare Cemetery. Pafford Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Roberts of Lexington died Monday Oct. 11, 2010 at Lexington Manor where he had been a resident for several weeks. He was born July 2, 1921. He attended grammar school in the community of Alberton. After graduating from Lexington High School, he entered the US Navy in the Seabees, where he constructed airstrips on the islands of Maui and Saipan. After returning home, he entered dual careers in farming and earthmoving. Among the projects he constructed included roads, subdivisions, farm ponds, and the golf course at Pine Tree Coluntry Club. He was an avid bird hunter and was known as an outstanding baseball player. He served 2 terms on the Board of Alderman and was a member of the VFW and American Legion, from which he recently received a 50 year commendation. Mr. Roberts was a regular attendee of Lexington First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Gay Stanfill Roberts, his son, Dr. Thomas H. Roberts and daughter-in-law, Darlene M. Roberts, grandson James Christopher and wife Nicole and grandson, Thomas Bradley, brothers, Paul Roberts (Betty) and John L. Roberts and wife Clara Faye , special relatives, Betty Jane Roberts and Paula Roberts Jowers and numerous neices and nephews. He was preceded by a sister Elizabeth.

JESSE JAMES ROBERTS - Services for Jesse Roberts were May 16, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in Hare Cemetery. Mr. Roberts, age 82, of Lexington died Sunday May 15, 2011 at his home. Mr. ROberts was a self-employed printer. He is survived by his wife of 64 y ears Geneva Lucille Greener Roberts, three daughters, Diane Eason of New Johnsville, Joyce Fesmire of Lexington and Jamie Blackburn of Brentwood; three sisters, Peggy Roberts, Mae Sue Cox and Bennie Mae Wood of Lexington and four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 18 May 2011

JOANN ROBERTS , age 78, died Nov. 5, 2011 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Walter Roberts; 1 daughter; Deborah Roberts Mounla of Arizona and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, Harley and Jennie Ayers. Services were Nov. 7, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington and burial following in Sand Ridge.
Lexington Progress 9 Nov 2011

JOE L. ROBERTS , 63 of Wildersville died Feb. 14, 2009 from complications of a stroke. He was raised and grew up in Cleveland OH, moved to Naples FL and owned the Golden Door of Beauty and Headlines. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (Mafrici), his mother Constance Roberts (Capreta) of Wildersville. Childen Dina Roberts Pryor husband Christian of Orlando FL, son Joseph L. Roberts III wife Lisa of Orlando and son Johnny L. Roberts of Seattle. Grandfather Joseph L. IV and Anna Roberts, Christian and Sophia Pryor. A sister Shirley Wright of Lexington. He ws preceded by two brothersJohn Luther and Bobby Lee Roberts, and a sister Betty Petty. Burial in Hare Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 18 Feb. 2009

JOSIE ROBERTS - Services for Josie Roberts were Monday afternoon at Smith Funeral Home in Jackson with Rev. E. J. Grimsley and Rev. L.B. Hatch officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery. Miss Roberts died Saturday at Hillcrest Convalescent Home after a long illness. She was a Baptist. She leaves three brothers, Walter of Jackson, Albert H. of Memphis and George Dewey Roberts of Sardis.
Lexington Progress 16 May 1968

MARTHA NELL ROBERTS - age 76, of Memphis, formerly ofHenderson County, passed away Aug. 1, 2014 in Jackson. She is survived by a sister, Carol Gudvangen, of Germantown; and several neices and nephews. She was preceded by her parents Carl and Clara Blankenship Roberts. Services were held Aug. 3, 2014 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Antioch Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 6 Aug 2014

MARY (WILLIAMS) ROBERTS - Services for Mrs. Mary Williams Roberts were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Charles Thomason officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts, 84, died early Sunday at Lexington Hospital after a weeks illness. She was born at Clarksburg but had lived in Lexington 14 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves a son, Paul O. of Arlington VA and two daughters, Mildred of Lexington and Mrs. Rogert B. Mize of Snyder TX.
LP 4 Oct 1962

MARY FRANCES (MANESS) ROBERTS - Services for Mrs. Mary Frances Maness Roberts were Sunday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Church with the Rev. W. A. Moody officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Parsons Mortuary in charge. Mrs. Roberts, 63, died early Friday morning at the Perry County Hospital in Linden after an illness of about two years. Mrs. Roberts was born and reared in Henderson County but later moved to Decatur County. She was a Baptist and a member of the Bible Hill Church. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roberts, of Parsons; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jean Greenway of Peoria, Ill.; her mother, Mrs. Addie Renfroe Maness; a brother, Jesse Maness; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Tate and Mrs. Albert Grimesly all of Lexington, Mrs. Verdie Stegall of Parsons, and Mrs. Oda Mae Smothers.
The Lexington Progress, May 9, 1963

MARY ALICE ROBERTS - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Roberts, age 80, were Sunday January 25, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home with Dr. Hoyt Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Lexington Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Thursday in Henderson. She was born October 3, 1928 in Dewitt, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Lexington Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an avid bridge player and also a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was preceded by her husban Bill Roberts and one sister, Virginia Hampton. Survivors include her two daughters, Patti Roberts of Del Mar CA and Pamela Ross 9James) of Henderson, one sister Patricia Goodwin of Dewitt AR and five grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 28 Jan 2009

MICHAEL LEE ROBERTS - age 45, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Jackson. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Whaley Roberts, 2 sons, Tristin Michael Blu Roberts and Lucas Arron Lee Roberts, 1 step son, Cori Williams, 1 step daughter, Jade Kirstin Clark, 1 sister, Teresa Jones, 2 brothers, David “Bull” Roberts and Glen Roberts, 2 grandchildren, Bentley Cannon and Taitlyn Williams, and his grandmother, Nadine Woods. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Shelby Roberts, and 1 sister, Paula Jean Roberts. Visitation will be at Reed's Chapel Funeral Home in Lexington Tn on Thursday August 11, from 5:00 pm -? pm, Friday August 12, from 9:00 am -? pm, and Saturday August 13, from 9:00 am till time of service. Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 13, at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Reed’s Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Maness officiating, and Bro. Joseph Baker assisting. Burial to follow in the Mazies Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Contributed by Bradley Britt

PAUL EDWARD ROBERTS - Services for Paul Edward Roberts were Monday at Mazies Chapel with Revs. Connie V. Burton and Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mr. Roberts, who was 33, drowned Saturday afternoon in Spring Creek north of Perryville while fishing. A nearby fisherman rescued his wife, Mrs. Shelby Woods Roberts and her cousin, Kenneth Anderson, after the fishing boat overturned. Decatur County Rescue Squad recovered Mr. Roberts’ body in about 30 feet of water at the mouth of the creek a short distance from where the boat overturned. The mishap happened at 5 p.m. In addition to his wife, Mr. Roberts leaves three sons, David, Michael, and Glynn Roberts; a daughter, Teresa Roberts; his mother, Mrs. Jack Roberts; five brothers, Monroe Roberts, Willie Fay Roberts, James Roberts, Elmer Lee Roberts, and L. V. Roberts, all of Lexington; three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Douglas of Wildersville, Mrs. Bennie Mae Woods and Mrs. Mae Sue Cox, both of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, May 8, 1974

PAUL RAY ROBERTS - Services for Paul Ray Roberts were Saturday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. A. G. Hayes and the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Roberts, who was 37, died Friday afternoon at Lexington Hospital following a heart attack. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was an employe of Panoply Corp. He was a Baptist. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Helen May Hays Roberts; one son, Danny Ray; five daughters, Corol, Judy, Vicky, Nancy and Susie, all of Lexington; his mother, Mrs. Ruby Roberts of Lexington; five brothers, James Roberts, Willie Fay Roberts, Elmer Roberts, L. V. Roberts, and Paul Edward Roberts, all of Lexington; and three sisters, Mrs. Peggy Halslip, Mrs. May Sue Cox and Mrs. Bennie Mae Wood, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, October 5, 1967

PAULA JEAN ROBERTS - Services for Paula Jean Roberts, five months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Roberts, were Monday afternoon at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Owens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. The infant died Sunday at her home. Other than her parents, she leaves a brother, Paul David; a sister, Teresa Ann; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Delton Woods, all of Lexington.
The Lexington Progress, March 10, 1966

JOSEPH L. ROBERTS , age 63 of Wildersville, TN died February 14, 2009 from complications of a stroke. He was raised and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, move to Naples, Florida and owned the Golden Door of Beauty and Headlines. He is survived by his wife Rosemary (nee Mafrici). His mother Constance Roberts ( nee Capretta ) of Wildersville, TN. Children Dina Roberts Pryor husband Christian of Orlando, Florida, son Joseph L. Robert III wife Lisa of Orlando, Florida and son Johnny L. Roberts of Seattle, Washington. Grandfather of Joseph L. Roberts IV and Anna Roberts, Christian and Sophis Pryor. A sister Shirley Wright of Lexington. He was preced in death by two brothers John Luther Roberts ande Bobby Le Roberts, and a siter Betty Petty. Funeral was Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at Reed's Chapel. Burial followed in Hare Cemetery.

L.V. ROBERTS , Services were Monday May 17, 2010 at Reeds Chapel with burial in Maxies Chapel Cem. Mr. Roberts age 73, of Lexington died Saturday May 15, 2010 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Shelby; a son Ricky; three sisters, Peggy Hayslip, Mase Sue Cox, and Bonnie Mae Wood, two brothers, James Roberts and Elmer roberts and two grandchildren.
Lexington Progress May 19, 2010

RUBY (ARNOLD) ROBERTS - Services for Mrs. Ruby A. Roberts were Saturday, June 25, at Mazies Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. A. G. Hayes and Tim Maness officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Reed’s Chapel in charge. Mrs. Roberts, who was 86, died Friday, June 24 at Lexington Manor. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She leaves five sons, Jessie James Roberts, Monroe Roberts, Elmer Lee Roberts, Willie Fay Roberts, and L. V. Roberts, all of Lexington; three daughters, Peggy Lou Roberts, Mae Sue Cox, and Bennie Mae Wood, all of Lexington; a brother, Edward Arnold of Clarksburg; two sisters, Leva Jane Maness of Lexington and Estelle Beecham of Kennett, Mo., 37 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, June 29, 1994

SHIRLEY JEAN ROBERTS , age 70, of Lexington died Oct. 29, 2011 at her home. She was retired from Regions Bank and was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Bobby Roberts, a daughter Jennifer (Brent) Burnine of Lexington, a son Tim (Anna) ROberts of Brownsville, a sister Kay Hopper of Lexington, a brother Joe McPeake of Mifflin and 2 grandchildren. Services were Tuesday Nov. 1, at Reeds Chapel with burial to following in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Lexington Progress

VERNIE (MANESS) ROBERTS - Services for Mrs. Vernie Maness Roberts were Saturday at Natchez Trace Baptist Church with the Revs. Vernon Rogers, Harlan Campbell, and Odell Cagle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Roberts, who was 85, died early Thursday night at her home. She was a Baptist. She was the widow of Dotha H. Roberts. She leaves a son, Estes Lee Roberts of Lexington; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Burton and Mrs. Mattie Haywood, both of Lexington; nine grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, April 5, 1989 --

WILLIE FAY ROBERTS - Services for Willie Fay Roberts were Saturday August 2, 2008 at Reeds in Lexington . Burial was held in Mazies Chapel. Mr. Roberts age 76, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Roberts; four daughters, Angela Lowry, Sheila Brooks, Sharon Payne and Marlene Sherwood; a son Randall; three sisters, Mae Sue Cox, Bennie Mae Wood and Peggy Roberts; three brothers, Jessie James Roberts, Elmer Lee Roberts and L.V. Roberts; 13 grandchildren.

DAVID ROBISON - Services were held for David Robison Jan. 17, 2009 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cemetery. Mr. Robison died at his home on Jan. 15, 2008 after a period of declining health. He was a graduate of Lexington High and served with the 30th Armory Div. of TN National Guard. Mr. Robison was born and raised in the Rock Hill community and continued to live there with his wife Jean Blankenship Robison. They owned and operated an extensive farming operation which included hogs, cattle and row crop. He also owned and operated a stationary sawmill on a custom-cut basis, he then became a machinest with Delevan and Harding Machine Co. His interests included bird hunting, playing cards (Rook), and boating. He was a long time member of Rock Hill baptist Church and served on the cemetery committee for a number of years. David is survived by a daughter, Jeannie (Jesse) Hogg of Lexington, one son Bentley (Sherry) of Sylva NC; two sisters, Betty Jo Pierson of Germantown and Robbie (Gene) Rhodes of Lexington; and three grandchildren, Jessilyn, Jordan and James Allen Hogg. He was preceded by his wife, Jean; one brother Jim and his parents, Belton and Grace (Hays) Robison.
Lexington Progress 21 Jan 2008

JEAN (BLANKENSHIP) ROBISON - Funeral services were held for Jean Robison, Friday May 16, 2008 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cem. Mrs. Robison died at her home on May 14, 2008. She was a graduate ofLexington High School and attended Memphis State University. She had a long career in banking, includingFirst National Bank, where she was a member of First National Bank's Bowling League, which earned her many awards an dtrophies. Jean worked many years alongside her husband, David Lee, in an extensive farming operation on their property in the Rock Hill Community. She was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church , where she had remained very active as long as her health permitted. Jean is survived by her husband of 43 years, David Lee Robison of Lexington; one daughter, Jeannie (Jesse) Hogg ofLexington; one son, Bentley (Sherry) Robison of Sylva NC; three grandchildren; Jessilyn, Jordan and James, Allen Hogg; one sister, Jacqueline (Tony) Woods of Darden. She was precededin death by her parents, Hooper and Lucille Blankenship of Darden.
Contributed by Linda Feidor - Lexington Progress

MAE (BURCHAM) ROBISON - Services for Mae Robison were held Friday, September 7, 2007 at Pafford Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rock Hill Cem. Ms. Robison, a homemaker, aged 94, died Wednesday Septeber 5, 2007 at Perry Community Hospital. Survivors include 3 brothers, Amos Burcham of Jackson, Earl Burcham of Linden and Joe Burcham of Alabama.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress 12 Sep. 2007

RAYMOND ROBISON - Services for Raymond Robison were Tuesday at Rock Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. David Cooper and Cletus Duke officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Robison, who was 78, died Saturday at Methodist Hospital of Lexington. He was a retired employee of Magnetek Century. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mae Burcham Robison of Lexington.
Contributed by Linda Fiedor - Lexington Progress May 1991

ARCHIE PHILLIP ROSS Funeral services for Archie Phillip 'Fly Boy' Ross, age 54, will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Reed's Chapel in Lexington, with burial to follow in the Middlefork Community.. He was the son of the late Edgar Carl 'E.C.' and Mary Francis 'Sweetheart' Ross. He attended Lexington High School. Mr. Ross was a pilot and used "Fly Boy" as his CB Radio "handle". He is survived by three daughters Julie Ross of Jackson Misty Ross of Parsons and April Ross of Lexington; one step-daughter Hope Coleman of Henderson; three grandchildren; two brothers Ed Ross Jr. of Huron and A.J. Ross of Lexington; four sisters Christine Waller of Henderson, Wanda Kindle of Lexington, Vickie Johnson and Betsy Goff of Huron. Along with family he also leaves many friends. Visitation will be today 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Reed's Chapel 731-968-3643 is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Provided by Barbara Melton Lewis at Find-A-Grave - Published in The Jackson Sun on November 21, 2003

AUDREY MAE (BRIDGES) ROSS 82, homemaker, died of pneumonia Tuesday at the Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tennessee. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hurricane Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Reed's Chapel in Scotts Hill has charge. Mrs. Ross, the widow of Seamon Ross, also leaves a daughter, Judy Duck of Reagan; two sons, Dale Ross of Sardis and David Ross of Beech Bluff; a sister, Agnes Phillips of Sardis; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Provided by Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave - ublished in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, Thursday, January 18, 2001

BEULAH (CHUMNEY) ROSS Henderson, TN - Mrs. Beulah Ross, 78, died Friday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Leon Johnson & Son Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery near Jacks Creek. Mrs. Ross, the widow of Floyd Ross, leaves five sons, Coy Ross, W.C. Ross, Leo Ross and Gene Ross, all of Henderson, and Larry Ross of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Cordie Cagle of Lexington and Mrs. Opal Douglas of Decaturville; three brothers, Raymond Chumney of Lexington, Everette Chumney of Dayton, Ohio, and Clifford Chumney of Missouri; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal 7 July 1990 from Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave

EDGAR CARL ROSS JR - age 77, of Luray died May 19, 2012 in Jackson. He was retired from the US Army. He is survived by four daughters, Christie Ross, Tracy Little, Amy Hart and Angie Pratt; 3 sisters, Christine Waller, Wanda Kindle and Betsy Goff; a brother A.J. Ross of Lexington and five grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife, JoAnn; his parents, Edgar Carl and Mary Ross; a brother, Phillip and two sisters Martha Williams and Vickie Johnson. Funeral services were May 21 at Reeds Chapel with burial following in the Middlefork Cemetery with Military Honors.
Lexington Progress 23 May 2012

EDGAR CARL ROSS SR - Huron, TN - Edgar Carl Ross, 90, retired farmer, died Wednesay of heart disease at the Lexington Methodist Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Reed's Chapel with burial in Middlefork Cemetery. Mr. Ross, the widower of Mary Frances Ross, leaves five daughters, Christine Waller of Henderson, Martha Williams of Tupelo, Miss., Wanda Kendle of Lexington, and Vickie Johnson and Betsy Goff, both of Huron; three sons, Edgar Carl Ross Jr. and Archie Phillip Ross, both of Huron, and Andrew Jackson Ross of Lexington; a sister, Ludell Holmes of Peoria, IL; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Provided by MaryJo at Find-A-Grave

FLAUDIA (McCORMICK) ROSS - Flaudie Ross, 76, of Reagan, homemaker, died of heart failure Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington with burial in Center Hill Cemetery in Reagan. Mrs. Ross, the widow of William H. "Bill" Ross, leaves two daughters, Cathy Ross Jamerson of Memphis and Betty Ross Todd of Smyrna; two sons, Randy Ross of Reagan and Bobby Ross of Huntingdon; a sister, Maudie McCormick Newman of Reagan; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of Herman Chester McCormick and Bessie Elizabeth (Veteto) McCormick. Flaudie and Bill Ross were married May 11, 1940. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Ethel McCormick Beecham.
Commercial Appeal 22 Mar 2001

FREEDER (JOHNSON) ROSS - Jacks Creek, TN - Freeder Ross, 84, retired from I-Appeal Manufacturing, died of respiratory failure Friday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Leon Johnson Funeral Home in Henderson with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Henderson County. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Mrs. Ross, the widow of Ray T. Ross, leaves two daughters, Patsy Jaggers of Adamsville and Vicki Dickson of Jacks Creek; two sons, Terry Ray Ross of Jacks Creek and Frankie Ross of Henderson; three sisters, Ophelia Climer of Henderson, Nolah Moss of Jackson and Jo Lois Michaels of Tupleo; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
From the Commercial Appeal 30 Aug 1998

GEORGIA MARIE ROSS - Services for Georgia Marie Ross, 76, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Reed's Chapel. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery. Mrs. Ross, a homemaker, died Monday night at Lexington Methodist Hospital. She was married to Truman Franklin Ross. They had two children, Onita Fesmire of Lexington and Robert Truman Ross of Huron.

HAROLD ROSS - 81, retired farmer and employee of Henderson County Highway Department, died of heart and kidney failure Wednesday at the West Tennessee Skilled Nursing Center in Jackson, Tennessee. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Sardis Church of Christ, where he was a member, with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Home of Savannah has charge. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Sardis Senior Citizens Center. Mr. Ross, the husband of Junita Creasy Ross, also leaves a daughter, Janice Craig of Sardis; two sons, Harold Gene Ross of Middleton and Joe Dean Ross of Sardis; two brothers, Hershel Ross and Seamon Ross, both of Sardis, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
From Mary Jo - Find-A-Grave Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, Friday, July 4, 1997

JAMES P. ROSS , age 89, died Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN. James was born October 18, 1923 to the late William R. and Dovie D. Ross. He served in the Army during the Normandy Invasion and many other engagements in World War II. His career consisted of employment as a lineman at Lexington Electric System; later on he was a co-owner of McCollum and Ross Beauty Salon in Lexington and McCollum and Ross Beauty School in Jackson. He was a Mason and a member of the Woodmen of the World Organization and member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Englewood Baptist Church. James is survived by one brother, Euther Dewaine Ross of Baker, FL; one sister, Mary Sue Meadows of Lexington; several nieces and nephews and one long time companion, Pat Mingledorff, as well as many friends. He was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Elizabeth Louise Blankenship Ross in 1990; three brothers, Truman, Orene and Bill Ross; three sisters, Flossie Veteto, Jewel Horner and Pearl Veteto. He was dearly loved by all his family and will be missed greatly. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Pafford Funeral Home on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Brent Lay officiating. Burial will follow in Hare Cemetery in Henderson County, TN.
Lexington Progress 10 Jul 2013

JAMES ROSS , 58, born in Shady Hill, of Elmhurst, IL passed away and was buried in Elmhurst IL, on May 25, 2008 due to injuries sustained on his job. He was preceded by his father, Jim Ross, his mother, Margarett (Eason) Ross and brother Runt Ross and sister Peggy (Ross) lindsey. He is survived by two brothers, Jerry Ross of Stewart IN and Neil Ross of Sterling IL and his wife Holly; five daughters; thirteen grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 4 June 2008

JEANETTA LYNN (COOPER) ROSS , age 63, of Lexington passed away Wednesday August 28,2013 in Decaturville. She is survived by a daughter; Renee (David) Aydelott of Smyrna, 3 step-daughters; Donna (Steve) Darrough, Denise Ross of Lexington, and Jackie Singleton of Sardis, 2 step-sons; Mark (Gina) Ross and Brent (Donna) Ross of Lexington, a sister; Ann (Danny) Cordle of Bath Springs, 2 grandchildren; Katherine and Meredith Aydelott, 7 step-grandchildren; David Darrough, Tiffany Bomar, James Breeden, Greg Scott, and Andrew, Christopher, and Dylan Ross, 2 step-great-grandchildren; Aubree and Easton Bomar. She was preceded in death by her husband A.J. Ross, her parents Thomas and Wilma Ivy Cooper and a brother Thomas I. Cooper. Funeral services will be Saturday August 30 at 2PM at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 10AM til time of service
Lexington Progress 4 Sep 2013

JOANN ROSS - Services for JoAnn Ross were Sept. 2, 2011 at Reeds Chapel with Hoyt Wilson officiating. Mrs. Ross, age 69, died Aug. 31, 2011 in Lexington. She is survived by her husband Edgar Carl Ross Jr. of Luray; two daughters Tracy Darlene Little and Christle Annette Ross; two brothers Thomas Montgomery and Eulis of Bath Springs and three grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, Jim and Bessie Bell Montgomery and a brother, J.W. Montgomery.
Lexington Progress Sep. 7, 2011

JOHN STEVE ROSS , 70, died Monday, June 6, 2011 in Cedar Grove. H e is survived by his wife, Clara James Ross; a son, Steve Ross; a daughter, Cindy Henley and two grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents Leo and Marjorie Prime Ross. Services for Mr. Ross will be June 9, 2011 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with Damon Brawley and George McMinn officiating. Burial will follow in Henderson County Memory Gardens.
Lexington Progress 8 June 2011

JOHN WAYNE ROSS , age 71, of Lexington, died March 16, 2012 at hishome. He was a retired construction superintendent and a veteran of the United States AirForce. He is survived by his wife Denise Ross, a son Randall Wayne Ross of TX, a stepson Linwood Bradford, 2 grandsons Jacob and Jackson Bradford, 2 sisters Sharon Elaine Baxter of Covington and Marion Cooper of Arkansas, nieces and nephews Andrea Travis, Bailey Cooper, Chloe Cooper, Lacy Wilson and Tim Pilkington and very close friends Phi and Gale Chamberlain. The Ross family has chosen cremation.
Lexington Progress 21 Mar 2012

JOSEPH FRANKLIN ROSS , was born in North Carolina April 16,1852, and came to Tennessee and Henderson County at the age of four years with his parents, D. W. Ross and wife. He first married Miss Vina, daughter of the late Ben Dennison, who died several years ago in Deport, Texas, and Mrs. Ross died forty-one years ago. Mr. Ross died suddenly Saturday night at his home in Mifflin, Chester County. To this first union seven children were born, three survive: William H.., Manley and Riley. Mr. Ross' second wife was Miss Samantha Evans, who bore him four children, three of whom survive: Charlie of Sternburg, South Carolina; Authur of White Oak Missouri; and Bess (Mrs. Will) Scott of Jackson. He is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Martha Little of Abbot Arkansas; Mrs. Adeline Taylor of Gerogetown, Texas, and one brother Charlie Ross of Wood County, Texas. Martha widow of Frank Little, and Rosa, wife of Sol Ross, all of this county. Mr. Ross had long been in bad health but lately was improving and his son, W. H. Ross, Town Marshal of Lexington, had bought a home here for him with the expectation of soon moving him to Lexington. The funeral service was held at one p.m., Monday Elder J. B. Little of Abbott, Arkansas, conducting the funeral. Mr. Little being a Primitive Baptist minister and Mr. Ross being of that faith. The remains were carried to Antioch for interment. We might spend many words and use much space in saying that Joe Ross was always a law-abiding citizen a model man in his home, an always obliging neighbor and a true friend. We had known him for forty-four years and knew him to be entitled to the hightest respect all that time. May his soul rest in peace.
Contributed by Janet Ross - The Lexington Progress Date: June 22, 1928

JUANITA ROSS - was born in Henderson County, Tennessee on September 29, 1923, the daughter of the late Houston and Dora Austin Creasy. On April 13, 1941 she was united in marriage to Harold Ross, who preceded his wife in death on July 2, 1997. Mrs. Ross was a seamstress, she had worked for HIS Sportswear in Saltillo, Tenn., for 25 plus years. She was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ and the Sardis Senior Citizens. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, quilting and ceramics and she enjoyed going to church and being with her family. Mrs. Ross departed this life on February 12, 2011 in Lexington, Tennessee at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 14 days. She is survived by one daughter, Janice Craig and her husband Donnie of Sardis; two sons, Gene Ross and his wife Rita of Middleton and Joe Ross and his wife Teresa of Sardis; 6 grandchildren, Brandon, Kristina, Shannan, Mary Beth, Jason and Janesa; 4 step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Kevin, Lexi and Lily; 2 great-grandchildren, Cody and Westen; 3 step-great-grandchildren, Chesney, Sydney and Ian; and one sister, Dorothy McBride of Jackson. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Avis Scott and one brother, Manuel Creasy. Funeral services Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Sardis Church of Christ. Interment will be in Sardis Cemetery.

MARY (BARBER) ROSS , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Barber, was born in Madison County, January 7, 1873, and as the wife of Will H. Ross, here in Lexington, passed to her final reward July 20, 1920. At the age of one and one-half years, Mollie Barber was left an orphan and she was taken into the household and hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Hooks, her relatives, who lived in Madison County at that time, was brought to Henderson County by them and lived with them as a daughter until December 29, 1891, when she married Will H. Ross. To her union with Mr. Ross, six children were born, Ethel, the eldest, dying at the age of six years. The five surviving children are Hortense, (Mrs. Jim Lacy), Curtis, Eva, Carlis, and Vera. Burial in Lexington Cemetery, Pastor H. R. Rose officiating.
(The Lexington Progress, July 23, 1920)

NORMA JEAN ROSS , age 83, passed away Oct. 25, 2016. She is survived by her husband Robert T. Ross of Jackson; two daughters, Ann Prater of Jackson and Jane Henson of Jackson; one brother Robert Bush of Jackson; one sister Nancy Blackman of Jackson and 4 grandchildren. Services are Oct. 27, 2016 at Reeds Chapel with burial to follow in Independence Cem.
Lexington Progress 26 Oct 2016

RAY T. ROSS Jacks Creek, TN - Ray T. Ross, 81, retired truck driver for the Tennessee Highway Department and farmer, died Sunday of heart failure at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Leon Johnson Funeral Home with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Henderson County. He was a deacon of Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Ross, the husband of Freeder Ross, also leaves two daughters, Patsy Jaggers of Adamsville and Vicki Dickson of Jacks Creek; two sons, Terry Ray Ross of Jacks Creek and Frankie Ross of Henderson; four sisters, Pauline Weber of Skokie, Ill., Faye Smith of Texarkana, Texas, Ruth Elvington of Jacks Creek and Mary Eudy Compton of Huntingdon; a brother, Elmer Ross of Jacks Creek; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal 26 Sep 1995 from Mary Jo at Find-A-Grave

REBA MARIE ROSS - Services for Reba Marie Ross, 21, will be on Monday, August 27, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., at Natchez Trace Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Natchez Trace Baptist Church Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Ross, a student, died Friday, August 24, 2001 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She is survived by her mother, Lilly Ross of Lexington, TN; her father, William “Bo” Ross, of Lexington, TN; one brother, Barry William Ross of Lexington, TN; her grandmother, Callie Lilly Parker of Lexington, TN; and her great-grandmother, Gertrude Burton of Lexington, TN.
The Jackson Sun, August 26, 2001

SEAMON ERNEST ROSS - 85, retired farmer, died of heart disease Saturday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Hurricane Primitive Baptist Church with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Reed's Chapel Funeral Home in Scotts Hill has charge. Mr. Ross, the husband of Audrey Mae Ross, also leaves a daughter, Judy Duck of Reagan; two sons, Dale Ross of Sardis and David Ross of Beech Bluff; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

STEPHANIE (PHILLIPS) ROSS - 56, died Thursday at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hurricane Primitive Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Sardis Cemetery. Reed's Chapel has charge. Mrs. Ross, the wife of Alan Dale Ross, also leaves a daughter, Amy Knight of Sardis; a son, Brian Ross of Reagan; her parents, Katherine and Bill Phillips and a brother, Ted Phillips, all of Sardis, and four grandchildren.

VARA L. ROSS - One of the most heart-breaking tragedies other than by accident ever known in Lexington was the sudden illness and death of Miss Vara Louise. the 14-year-old daughter of W. H. Ross who was born December 20, 1914, all of which happened within compass of the dark hours of Thursday night of last week. This lovely girl, just budding into young womanhood, was the picture of health when she retired Thursday night but was taken with a pain in her hand and arm at 1:00 o'clock Friday morning. Dr. C. H. Johnston was summoned and after a time succeeded in easing the patient, who went to sleep and on her own request her father left the room. After 45 minutes, Mr. Ross found his daughter unconscious and from that condition she never rallied but died at 10:00 o'clock Friday, the 7th inst. Miss Vara's almost inseparable companion, Miss Kathleen Wolfe, spent that last night with her friend. Vara Ross was a lovely and lovable girl. The real tragedy of her life was the death of her mother which occurred three years ago, but she seemed to be growing up with sweetness of disposition which gave promise of a very charming womanhood, and as she was the only one of three daughters left at home, she was the greatest prize of her father's heart. While yet so young, she had embraced religion and had become a member of the church and was a member of the Sunday School. The funeral occurred Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. A. N. Goforth officiating. Those who viewed the remains said that Vara was as lovely as life, thus making it all the harder on those who loved her to consign her body to the bosom of Mother Earth. The bereft father, the surviving brothers, Curtis and Carlos Ross, and the two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Lacy of Lexington and Mrs. M. K. Ricketts, Sardis, have the most heartfelt sympathy that the whole town and surrounding county can feel and offer.
(The Lexington Progress, September 14, 1923)

WILLIAM H. ROSS , son of the late Joe F. and Melvina Dennison Ross, was born near Lexington, May 28th, 1871 and departed this life at the hour of 7:30 a.m., March 19th, 1929. Mr. Ross was taken ill with some character or stroke resembling apoplexy on Thursday of last week and notwithstanding he had grown much better and was able to get up and eat a hearty breakfast within an hour before his death. Just after eating breakfast he had a convulsion and then suddenly the second carrying him off. His mother died quite a good many years ago, the father married again, and the father died but a few months ago. W. H. Ross is survived by four brothers, Riley, Manley, Charles and Arthur. December 29th, 1891, he married Miss Mollie Barber, who was reared from the age of eighteen months in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hooks, who loved her as their own daughter, having no children of their own. Of the six children born to the union, four survive, namely Curtis of Flint, Michigan, Eva (Mrs. M. K. Ricketts) of Sardis, Hortense (Mrs. James Lacy) of Lexington, and Carlos ("Son") of Memphis. Twenty-seven years ago, under Mayor G. W. Essary, Mr. Ross was first elected Marshal of Lexington, and from time to time he filled that office for 16 years. When not in the office of Marshal, he conducted a meat market business in Lexington alone and in partnership with E. C. Hooks. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, with membership at Bethel. He had many friends, and was devoted to his wife who died July 20th, 1920, and he performed much valuable service to his town, and like all who pass on to the world which can only be known by faith, he will be remembered by all who knew him. Services were conducted in the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock by Rev. W. C. Walters, assisted by Rev. Fleetwood Ball. Interment in Lexington Cemetery.
(The Lexington Progress, March 22, 1929)

WILLIAM HARDING ROSS - 77, retired truck driver, died of heart failure Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pafford Funeral Home in Lexington with burial in Center Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ross, the husband of Flaudia Ross, also leaves two daughters, Betty Todd of Smyrna and Cathy Jameson of Memphis; two sons, Bobby Ross of Huntington and Randy Ross of Lexington; three sisters, Flossie Veteto, Pearl Veteto and Sue Meadows, all of Lexington; two brothers, James Ross of Jackson and Dewaine Ross of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Commercial Appeal August 1999

WILLIAM "BO" ROSS - Funeral services for William “Bo” Ross will be today, Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 3:00 p.m., at Natchez Trace Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Natchez Trace Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Ross, age 49, died Sunday, January 29, 2006, at Henderson County Community Hospital. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Lilly Ross, Lexington; one son, Berry Ross, Lexington; one brother, David Ross, Huron; one sister, Brenda McDaniel, Huron. Mr. Ross was preceded in death by a daughter, Reba Ross, and his parents Homer and Eullalier Ross.
The Lexington Progress, 2-1-2006 – transcribed by, Becky Keen

ELAINE (HAYNES) ROSSON - Services for Elaine Rosson were Friday at Amazing Grace Ministries. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Rosson age 55, died June 8, 2011 at Regional Hospital. She ws preceded by three brothers, Richard Lee, Paul and Jamie Haynes. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Joe Rosson, Parsons; three sons, Richard Spence, McEwen; Billy Joe and James Lee Rosson both of Parsons; one daughter April Griffin, Sardis; two sisters Rebecca Lillian Adkisson, Jackson and Betty Cook, Linden; three grandchildren.
Lexington Progress June 15, 2011

GRENIE (JONES) ROSSON , aged 33 years on the 24th of last November, wife of J.W. Rosson, died in Lexington last Friday, April 25, 1913 at 3 p.m., after a long illness with tuberculosis, leaving a husband and two young sons to mourn her loss. Mrs. Rosson was a daughter of J.M. Jones, a farmer of this county. She was married to J.W. Rosson March 3, 1901, and lived here until 1903 when she and her husband moved to Arkansas. After three and a half years, they moved to Texas and for the past three or four years have made their home at Arkansas Pass. On the 14th of January last, they came to Lexington, since which time Mrs. Rosson was confined to her bed until the Death Angel came to her relief. Their stay in Lexington has been with the family of County Trustee S.F. Rosson, brother of J.W. Deceased had been a member of the Southern Methodist Church since the age of 15 and when the last sad rites were held over her remains on last Saturday afternoon it was fitting that Rev. R.M. Walker, pastor of the church, should lead in the service. The remains of this excellent lady, who was in life a devout Christian character, an affectionate mother and faithful wife were laid to rest in Lexington Cemetery.
The Lexington Progress May 2, 1913

JACKIE ROSSON - Funeral services for Jackie Rosson were Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at Parsons Mortuary Chapel. Burial followed in Corinth Cemetery. Mr. Rosson, age 55, died October 28, 2007 at Decatur County General Hospital, as a result of an automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his mother Marie Laster and father, James Rosson; one son, Anthony Dale Rosson. Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Powers, Lexington; three brothers, Jerry Wayne Rosson, Franklin, Bobby Joe Rosson and Tommy Lee Rosson both of Parsons; four grandchildren.
Lexington Progress October 31, 2007.

MAYRENE (TATE) ROSSON - Services for Mrs. Mayrene Tate Rosson were Sunday at Mazies Chapel Baptist with Rev. Connie V. Burton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Pafford Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Rosson, who was 39, died Thursday at Lexington Hospital after a long illness. She was a Baptist. She leaves her husband, Albert Lowell Rosson of Parsons; a son, Bradley Lowell Rosson of Parsons; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Western and Miss. Brenda Jane Rosson, both of Parsons; her mother, Mrs. Bell Tate of Lexington; three brothers, Curtis Tate, Calvin Tate and Bill Tate, all of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Annie Mae Moody of Lexington; and two grandchildren.
The Lexington Progress, November 15, 1978

HALLIE (ELLIS) RUSH - was born March 28, 1886 and died suddenly at his home near Wildersville May 29, 1938. He was the son of the late Alf and Cordelia Rush. He was married March 5, 1911, to Susie Elizabeth Ledsinger, and to this union were born two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Lewis and James, who, with their mother survive. He leaves his brother, John Rush of Wildersville; and one sister, Mrs. Cecil (Carrie) Wall fo Route 1, Yuma. One brother, Bill, preceded him almost two years ago.
(Lexington Progress 3 Jun 1938)

WILLIE RUSH - Services for Willie M. (Bill) Rush, 58, were conducted Aug. 2, 1951 from Wildersville Baptist Church by teh Rev. D.D> Smothers of Fayetteville TN, assisted by the Rev. J.O. Smothers. Mr. Rush was found dead in bed at his home in Denver CO early Friday morning Aug. 3, 1951. A veteran of WW 1 he had been employed for the past ten years at Fitzsimmons Gneeral Hospital in Denver. A son of the late Eff and Sallie APpleby Rush, he had spent most of his life around Wildersville. He moved to Denver ten years ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Waugh Rush; a brother, A.D. Rush of Jackson and a sister Mrs. Lulu Coble of Nashville. Pallbearers were Raymond Fesmire, Paley Walker, McAdoo Crockett, Tom Derryberry, Glen Walker and Oscar Rush. Burial was in Jones Cemetery.
Lexington Progress 24 August 1951

CALLIE RHODES RUSHING - Services for Mrs. Callie Rhodes Rushing were yesterday afternoon at Lanier Funeral Home in Jackson with the Rev. Douglass Karnes officiating. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery in Henderson County. Mrs. Rushing, 75, died Monday morning (30 March 1966) shortly after arrival at Jackson General Hospital. She had been a patient at a nursing home for a month. She was born (26 Oct 1891) reared in Lexington. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Opal Jones of Chicago and Mrs. Adell Dungan of Zephyr Hills FL; three sons, Harry Rhodes of Houston TX, James of Pasadena MD and Owen of Thonotassa FL; four sisters, Mrs. Mamie Gibson, Mrs. Patra Milam and Mrs. Lula Lewis of Lexington, Mrs. Maude White ofJackson; four brothers, Losie Fesmire of Jackson, Thompsie Fesmire of Madison, Joe Fesmire of Memphis and Hoover of Cedar Grove; 17 Grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lexington Progress 17 March 1966

JOHN WILLIAM RUSHING - age, 95, passed away on Nov. 16, 2012 in Lexington. He is survived by one daughter Debbie Fullington of Lexington; two grandchildren, Cerina Childress and Jeffrey Fullington; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, James and Marion Rushing. Burial at Mt. Moriah Cem
Lexington Progress Nov. 21, 2012

LOYD RUSHING - Funeral services for Loyd Rushing, 81, 233 Saturday Dec. 12, 2009 in the chapel of Pafford Funeral Home in Scotts Hill. Burial followed in Edge Cemetery in Reagan. Mr. Rushing died early Thursday 10 December 2009 in Jackso. He was born April 21, 1928 in Henderson to Lester and Lucy Mildred Patterson Rushing. He was a retired construction. He was preceded by one daughter, Patsy Moody, four brothers, Cloyd, Joe, James and Howell Rushing and one sister Ruth Rushing. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred Rushing of Reagan; his daughter Cathy Alexander of Crump; a sister, Pauline Austin of Scotts Hill and four grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren.
Lexington Progress 16 Dec 2009

LYNDAL RUSHING - age 82, passed away Sept. 26, 2012 at Decatur Co Hsp. She is survived by her three daughters, Jackie Slain, Barbara Lee, Lila White and five grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband Leroy Rushing and brother Ralph Moore. Services were Sept. 29 at Parsons Mortuary with Bro. Don Franks and Kevin Bromley officiating. Burial followed in Sardis Ridge Cem.
Lexington Progress 3 Oct 2012

MARY EUGENIE RUSHING - Services were Saturday Jan. 2, 2009 at the First United Methodist in Lexington with Bro. Stan McDaniel officiating. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Mary age 91, a life-long resident of Henderson County died December 29, 2009 in Lexington. The only daughter of George W. and Margaret Jane Leantine (Tiny) Dyer Rushing. She is survived by her brother Richard of Lexington. A brother Dalton Rushing preceded her. She server her community as a teacher of English for 40 years. She also volunteered at the local hospital and was active in New Hope Methodist Church in Shady Hill and later at First United in Lexington where she was a member. Genie enjoyed sewing, making quilts, especially for new-born family members, reading, gardening, and traveling. She especially enjoyed a trip to the Shakespeare country during a trip to England a few years ago. She was unique for her era, she did not shy from any challenge and was always ready for a new adventure and new friends. She was a compassionate care giver in her family, for her parents, her aunts and uncles and anyone needing help. SHe was especially involved with and enjoying mentoring aspiring young student teachers who were placed under her tutelage. She was a fervent believer in her responsibility in educating and motivating the young people she served which at times also included financial assistance. Genie, Richard and their cousin, the late Augustine Davidson Smith became the Dyer family historians, compiling many family recolections and remembranches in documents which they distributed to younger family members keeling the window to the past available to new generations. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her gentle nature, her empathy for others, her inntellect, her faith, and her dedication to her family and friends. "I thank whatever Gods many be for my unconquerable soul. I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." "Invictus" Genie' family wishes to express its profound gratitude to the attending physicians and to the staffs of Henderson Hospital and Lexington Manor for their compassionate care. Also a special thank you to devoted friends Cathy ARmes, Carolyn Elliott and Linda Bobbitt.
Lexington Progress 6 Jan 2010

ROMA BERTHA RUSHING - Services for Mrs. Roma Bertha Rushing, 38, were conducted Monday afternoon from Mt. Moriah by Lawson Thompson of Scotts Hill. Mrs. Rushing died Friday at Methodist Hospital, Memphis. She was a member of the Pentecostal church. She leaves her husband H.C. Rushing at Reagon; two daughters Mrs. Noah Adams of Sardis and Mrs. James Stanfill of Memphis; a brother Elmo Clennie, Sarids, her father, J.L. Clennie of Reagan; three half brothers, T.P. Clennie of Sardis, Thomas M. Clennie of the navy and Franklin D. Clennie of Tacoma WA.
Lexington Progress 4/4/1952

BRENDA J. RYALS - Services for Mrs. Brenda J. Ryals, age 71, were scheduled for March 4, 2012 at Pafford Funeral Home with Bro. Clint Burkhead officiating. Burial followed in Unity Cemetery. Mrs. Ryals passed away March 2, 2012 in Lexington. She was born June 3, 1940 in Henderson County to the late Everett Ray and Ruth Louise (Johnson) Adcox. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Ryals was preceded by her husband Jack Ryals and one sister Alicia Weston. Survivors include 2 sisters Carolyn Blackstock and Janet Cody.
Lexington Progress Mar 7, 2012

EVA RYALS - Middlefork News - We announce the death of Mrs. Eva Ryals which occurred a short time since. She left a husband and two small children besides many relatives and friends who mourn her untimely death, she being quite young.
Lexington Progress January 8, 1904

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