Madison County TN Obituaries

HARVEY RAY HARDIN , was the son of John Mark Hardin and Mamie Godwin Hardin. Harvey's first wife Anne Ruth Matthews died in 1966. He was a twenty year employee of Kelly Foods, where he served as a Corporate Pilot and Manager. He was also employed by the Department of Conservation as a Well Inspector for six years, retiring in 1980. He served his country during WWII as a See Bee in the Marshall Islands.He currently was a member of the Woodland Baptist Church and had been ordained a Deacon while he was a member of the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church. He was a member of the North Side Lions Club for many years. He is survived by his wife, Faye Foreman Hardin, and daughters, Brenda Hardin Stone, and Laura Hardin Beaver, a brother, J.W. Hardin, a sister, Maggie Hardin, and 5 grandchildren.

MARTHA JANE HARPOLE died at 3 o’clock yesterday at her home on Hicks avenue after an illness of two weeks. Deceased is survived by her husband, J. A. Harpole; two brothers, Green and Mose Reasons, Dyersburg, a sister, Mrs. P. P. Permenter, Gadsden, Tenn.; three sons, J. W. Harpole, Helena, Ark., George Harpole, Amite City, La., and Gus Harpole, Enid, Okla., and other relatives. The funeral was conducted from the residence at 2 o’clock this afternoon by Rev. J. T. Hall of Bemis. Interment took place at Hollywood Cemetery.
Contributed by Fita Morgan - (The Jackson Sun, Tuesday, July 3, 1917)

MARTIN BRYAN HATCH , age 50, passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2013 in Lexington. He is survived by his parents, Raymond Hatch and Diane Egbert; 2 sons, Collin and Mitchell Hatch; his girlfriend Angie Ables; and 3 brothers, Lance, Cale and Shane Pendeergrass. Services were April 12 at Reeds Chapel in Lexington with burial following in Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson.
Lexington Progress 17 Apr 2012

EULALIA JANE HAZELWOOD , 74, of Nashville, died at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital Wednesday, April 2, 2008, surrounded by loving friends and family. She was born in Jackson, TN on October 6, 1933, and was preceded in death by her parents, Ben Primm and Jane Sanders Hazlewood, formerly of Jackson and more recently of Humboldt. She was raised on the University of Tennessee West Tennessee Research and Evaluation Center in Jackson where her father was superintendent. She attended public schools in Jackson and, upon graduation, attended the University of Tennessee - Knoxville where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and later attended the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill where she earned a Master of Arts in Public Health. Her earlier professional years were as a biostatistician in Public Health in Tennessee, Idaho, Mississippi and for the federal government in Washington, D. C. She returned to the Tennessee Department of Public Health in 1970 and later retired to join the family partnership of Hazlewood Farms. She was a very successful dairy farmer prior to her closing that business in 1998. Ms. Hazlewood was an avid University of Tennessee - Knoxville supporter and enjoyed many of the sports events, especially football season. She served several times on the UT Development Board and the UT Institute of Agriculture Board. She was a strong supporter of Girl Scouts as a member for over 50 years, during which time she served as President of the Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council and as a member of many committees. She also loved to travel and participated in numerous trips with friends to Europe, the Far East, the Near East, Africa, and Canada and took pride in having visited all 50 states. She is survived by Georgia Hobb of Nashville, Linda Jacobs (Paul) of Chattanooga, Sally Oglesby (Bill) of Crossville, and John Carnahan (Leslie Yoder) of St. Paul, Minnesota. Throughout her life, her many friends were Jane's "chosen" family. She was a very generous, sweet spirit and she made many lives brighter with her loving smile. She was a member of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church. Entombment services will be in the Highland Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Jackson, TN on Friday, April 4, at 1 p.m., conducted by Father Jerry Smith. A memorial service celebrating her life will be on Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church conducted by Father Jerry Smith and Rev. Sandy Shawhan.

GEORGE THOMAS HENDERSON - Funeral services for George Thomas Henderson, age 75 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday August 4th from the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Rev. Don Dyer and Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Henderson died Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Jackson Madison County General Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Madison County on November 4, 1929 the son of the late T.J. and Ella Carver Henderson. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1948 and had worked for the Marvin Jones & Company before joining Consolidated Aluminum in 1955. He went into business for himself in 1967, starting Certified Carpet Cleaners, retiring from his business in 1995. George loved the Lord, his family and friends. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those who were in need. He was an active member of West Jackson Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Earlene Venable Henderson, whom he married on November 23, 1950; two daughters, Linda Henderson Garner, and Vickie Henderson Stafford and husband Jim, two sons, Tommy Henderson and wife Brenda and Rickey Henderson and wife Diane, one brother, David Lee Henderson and seven grandchildren, Lisa Brown and husband John, Jimmy Stafford, Mark Stafford, Janna Henderson, Jacob Henderson, Rachel Henderson , Katie Henderson and a great grand son, Kyle Brown all of Jackson, TN. Brother-in-law, John L. Venable of Ocoee,Florida Other than his parents, Mr. Henderson was preceded in death by a special son-inlaw, Owen Garner. Pallbearers to serve are, Jimmy Stafford, Mark Stafford, Jacob Henderson, John Brown, Kyle Brown, Jim Stafford, Harold Freeman and Bob Moore. Honorary pallbearers to serve are, Frank Trull, Dick Goddard and Billy Alred. Memorials may be directed to, West Jackson Baptist Church of Jackson.
Photo by John Venable - Find-A-Grave

HASSIE (O'BRIEN" HENDERSON - Former Madison County resident Hassie O'Brien Henderson, 93, of Paris died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Henry County Healthcare Center, where she had lived for about the past year. Locally, she leaves two nieces: Brenda Richardson of Buchanan and Marjorie O'Brien Casteel of Paris. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson. Steven Callicoatt will officiate. Burial will follow in Browns Cemetery in Madison County. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday. A Madison County native, she was born Sept. 18, 1915, in the Ward's Grove community, a daughter of Thomas and Martha Gurley O'Brien, both deceased. Her first husband, Polk McClain, died in 1945. She later married Robert Henderson, who died in 2001. She was a member of Browns United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was a charter member of the church's Women's Society of Christian Service. She was a lifelong homemaker. She also leaves two nephews: Gary O'Brien of Yuma and Joel O'Brien of Hixson; and a sister-in-law: Ruth Henderson Nichols of Jackson. She also was preceded in death by a sister: Mildred Richardson; and a brother: Johnnie O'Brien. Memorials may be made to Browns United Methodist Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the charity of the donor's choice.
Jackson Sun


AVNER JAMES HILL
, 86, of Jackson passed away June 27, 2007 at Decatur County Manor in Parsons. Graveside services for Mr. Hill were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 30, 2007 at Ridgecrest Cemetery. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his parents Avner Horace and Lela Ruth Johnson Hill, a Son Wendell Thomas Hill and two brothers Robert D. Hill and Verlon L. Hill. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mamie Louise Stubblefield Hill; his daughter Katie Ruth (Paul) Clenney of Reagan, TN; two sons Neal Anthony (Pat) Hill of Knoxville and Claude Leslie (Judy) Hill of Lexington. Other survivors include eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Hill was a WWII Army veteran and worked for the Madison County Highway Dept., the City of Jackson and years of construction work with numerous companies. He retired from King Bradley Construction CO in 2002. He enjoyed his work along with hunting and fishing.
Lexington Progress July 4, 2007


MAMMIE STUBBLEFIELD HILL
, age 89, passed away March 3, 2010 at Decatur County Hospital. Services were held Marh 6, 2010 at Ridgecrest Cemeery in Jackson TN. Mrs. Hill is survived by a daughter, Katie (Paul) Clenney of Reagan, TN, two sons, Neal (Pat) Hill of Knoxville TN and Leslie (Judy) Hill of Lexington TN and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded by her hsuband, Avner James Hill in June 2007, a son, Wendell Hill in Feb. 2002; mother and father Kate and Dallas Stubbfield; two sisters, Frances Lewis and Ethel Land; three brothers J.M. Stubblefield, George and Aaron.
Lexington Progress 10 March 2010


BERTHA BERRY MELTON HOLDEN
, 83, died April 21, 2008 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She is survived by three sons, Van Ray Melton of Lexington, Johnny Mac Melton of Memphis and Tommy Mike Melton of Rossville; two sisters, Sue Berry Bells of Lake Shasta, CA and Lou Berry Smith of Middleton; three brothers, George Berry of Stantonville, Arthur Berry of Seattle, WA and Troy Berry of Adamsville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at Big Springs Methodist Church with Burial to follow in Big Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Shackelford - Johnson Chapel, Wednesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and beginning at noon at the church on Thursday.
Photo found on Find-A-Grave by "Cashmoney24"







GEORGE DAY HOLLAND , 66,prominent resident of the Pinson and Medon section for many years, passed away Tuesday night at 10 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs Robert Davis, at Pinson. He was a member of the Medon Baptist Church and had served as a deacon in the church for a number of years. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World. Mr Holland is survived by his widow and two sons, Roy and Floyd Holland of Medon and two daughters, Mrs Robert Davis and Mrs I G Wood, both of Pinson; three brothers, W T, C V and J T Holland, all of Medon. The funeral was held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Medon Baptist Church by the Rev Roswell Davis and the Rev W A West and the internment followed in the new Medon Baptist Church cemetery. The following served as pallbearers: Active; Emmet Guy, Frank Upton, Phillip Smith, Luther Davis, Neal Davis, and Kit Parker. Honorary; B L Swafford, W D Collins, J N McMaster, J R Givens, B H Creasey, J F Upton, T A McCarley, Walter Taylor, Claude Davis, G W Gurley and J M Marsh. Griffin Funeral Home in charge of services.
Source: Jimmy Wilkins at Find-A-Grave

LIZZIE ELLA (WILSON) HOLLAND , 84, widow of the late George Day Holland, a farmer and landowner in the Medon Community, who preceded her in death in 1940, died Thursday morning at 10:40 AM at the Webb-Williamson Hospital where she had been a patient since October 11. She had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs I G Wood of the Humboldt Hwy since the death of her husband. She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church where she had been very active until her health failed about a year ago. She was a member of the Lizzie Holland Circle and the Lizzie Holland Sunday School Class. She had been a teacher for over 50 years in the churches she attended. Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday at the Clover Creek Baptist Church in Medon with the Rev Bill Riley,pastor of the Englewood Baptist Church and the Rev R E Guy officiating. Burial will be in Clover Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Griffin Funeral home in charge. Survivors other than her daughter, include, two sons, Roy Holland of Medon and Floyd Holland of Henderson; another daughter, Mrs Pat Davis of Jackson; a brother, James F Wilson of Jackson; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers to serve, requested to meet at the Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday are; Elmer Freeman, Frank Upton, W D Collins, Phillip E Smith, Robert Jared, Arthur Jared. Honorary pallbearers are N D King, Carl Lay and the Board of Deacons of the Inglewood Baptist Church. The body will be at the Funeral Home until time for the service.
Source: Jimmy Wilkins at Find-A-Grave

ROY VANDUSEN HOLLOWELL - Services for Roy V Holland, 79, of Medon, will be at 5:00 PM Monday at Clover Creek Baptist Church with the Rev Hermon Wilkins and Rev Ronnie Maddox officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with graveside services conducted by Jackson Masonic Lodge No 45. Lawrence-Sorensen and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr Holland, a retired employee of E L Morgan Co, died Saturday morning at his home in Medon. He was born in Denmark, Tennesssee and was the son of the late George Day and Lizzie Wilson Holland. He attended Union University. Mr Holland belonged to Clover Creek Baptist Church and was a member of the Men's Sunday School Class. He was a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge NO 45. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Estelle Gurley Holland; three daughters, Mrs Daphne H Wilkins of Medon, Mrs Marion Casey of Huntsville, Alabama and Mrs Eulelia Wilkins of Toccoa, Georgia; a brother, Floyd Holland of Henderson; two sisters, Mrs Ann Davis and Mrs Lessie Wood, both of Jackson; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wilkins, Marvin Wilkins, Dale Wilkins, Mike Wilkins, Mike Downs, John Matthews and John Casey.
Source: Jimmy Wilkins at Find-A-Grave - The Jackson Sun Sunday July 6, 1980

JIM HOLLOWELL - Funeral services for Jim Hollowell wer Sunday Jan. 4, 2009 at Reeds Chapel. Burial followed in Browns Cemetery, Jackson. Mr. Hollowell, age 75, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at his home in Jackson.. Survivors include his wife Doris Lewis Hollowell; one daughter, Amy Mays, Jackson; one son, Mark of Jackson; one sister, Margie SOuth in Memphis and three grandchildren.
Lexington Progresss

HERSCHEL L. HOLMES - Funeral services for Mr. Herschel Lynn Holmes, 84, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 22, 2006 in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Rushing officiating. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens mausoleum with Masonic Rites at the Mausoleum. Mr. Holmes died September 17, 2006 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Henderson County, TN at Scotts Hill on July 8, 1922 son of the late Joe W. and Lena Wade Holmes and received his education there and graduated from Scotts Hill High School. Mr. Holmes attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII. He was a member and past Grand Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, a member of Jackson Masonic Lodge #45 where he served as Past Master and was a Shriner. Mr. Holmes was employed for 28 years with Gulf Transport Service, retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 28 years service and was owner and operator of C. H. Bus Lines. He was Pentecostal in faith. Mr. Holmes was first married to the late Wilma Bailey Holmes, then was married to the late Vaughnell Scott Holmes who died August 7, 2003. A sister also preceded him in death, Bernice Holmes Adams. Survivors include his companion, Henrietta Brasfield of Jackson; four daughters, Miss Franiece Richardson of Jackson, Angela Kee and Linda Lanier both of Memphis, TN and Beth Lane of Jackson; a brother, Ernest Holmes of Humboldt, TN; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers to serve are Jerry Copeland, Chris Copeland, Ronnie Sisk and L. C. Reeves

RUSH HOLT - Funeral services for Mrs. Rusha Blakney Holt, 91, were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2003 in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home conducted by Rev. Charles Williams. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Holt died early Thursday in Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was born in Decatur County, Tennessee; the daughter of the late William and Maggie Delores Goff Blakney and attended school and grew up in Henderson County. Mrs. Holt was Baptist in Belief. She was married to the late Clifton Holt; who preceded her in death in 1968. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Ross and a brother, Elmo Blakney. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth H. Holt and wife Dorothy, Jerry W. Holt and wife Lila all of Jackson and Coy Gene Holt and wife Vivian of Peoria, Illinois; two daughters, Melba Jo Kendall and Margaret Davis and husband Harrial all of Jackson; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren

ELIZABETH HOWARD of Jackson, Tennessee, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. Lewis, in Gulfport at 6:45 this morning. She leaves three sons, R. G. Howard, J. B. Howard and Aubrey Howard of Jackson, Tenn., and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Stovall of Jackson and Mrs. J. P. Lewis of Gulfport. The body will be taken to Jackson, Tenn., for burial tomorrow morning. Mrs. Howard came to Gulfport a month ago to spend the winter with her daughter. Ten days ago she was taken ill, and passed away this morning. Throughout her life she was a member of the Baptist Church and a consistent christian. Her sons are in Gulfort today to accompany the body back to its final resting place. Mrs. Howard would have been seventy-six years of age on the tenth of December.
Contributed by Amanda Jowers - The Daily Herald, December 3, 1913

CHRISTINE HOWELL passed away Friday, October 5, 2007 after a year long battle with cancer. She was born November 24, 1929 in Adamsville, TN. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Gardner and Ellen Barron. During her lifetime, she was employed by Quick Car Wash, Ideal Amusement Co., Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Tigrett Jr. High and Classic Bowling Alley. Before retiring in 2005, Miss. Christine managed the Jackson little league concession stand at Lions' Field for several years. She is preceded in death by three sisters: Peggy Robertson, Estelle Hudson and Marlene Starr Martz, and one brother, Bobby Gardner. She is survived by her four daughters: Chris Young of Arizona, Wanda Cunningham, Veve Evans and Lisa Overton, all of Jackson; and a special niece, Donna Robertson of Indiana. She also leaves 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Arrington Funeral Directors, Sunday, October 7, 2007 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM. Miss. Howell asked to be laid to rest with private graveside service at Highland Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dan Bruce officiating.

JOHN WINFIELD HUNT , 67, of Jackson died Friday, July 1, 2005. Hunt served in the U.S. Navy for seven years. He operated the Keglar Lanes in Dyersburg in the 1970s. He was employed by All-Wear Manufacturer of Newbern and Consultech as an independent computer programmer until his retirement in 2002. An accomplished bowler, he bowled semi-pro and was on several traveling teams. He was also a member of Brown's United Methodist Church. Services were Sunday at Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial followed in Andrews Chapel United Methodist Cemetery in the Huntersville Community.

MRS. WILKIE J. HUNT , died this morning at 12 o’clock at her home, East Chester Street, after an illness of two weeks. She is survived by her husband, W. J. Hunt, one daughter, Mrs. Louis Weis; one son, Clyde Hunt of Memphis. The deceased was a member of the First Methodist Church and her life exemplified the purest and best Christian virtues. The funeral services will be held from the residence at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. C. Bell. The active pallbearers are Dr. Leon Williamson, W. A. Ingram, I. B. Tigrett, A. V. Patton, W. A. Caldwell, J. A. Thompson. Honorary – Richard Smith, S. D. Waddell, Herbert Chandler, Reuben Heavner, Chester Bond, Jr. Interment at Hollywood. Umphlett & Griffin in charge.
Contributed by Rita Morgan - (The Jackson Sun, Monday, November 11, 1918)