OBITS FROM GIBSON COUNTY NEWSPAPERS
transcribed by Brenda Carroll


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 1 April 1971
MABEL McKNIGHT
Mable [sic] Scott McKnight, 62, wife of Lloyd McKnight, died Wednesday at Gibson General Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at United Pentecostal Church with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Hunt Funeral Home had charge.  She also leaves a son, William L. McKnight of Dyer, two daughters, Mrs. Walter B. Burkett of Memphis and Mrs. Linda Fay Kellow of Trenton; two brothers, Gene Scott and William Scott, both of Trenton, and a sister, Mrs. Jessie May Casey of Linden.

FLOYD HARPER
Floyd Harper, 60, a Gibson County Highway Department employee, died Sunday morning at his home.
Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel with burial in Oakland Cemetery here.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gladys Hendrix Harper; four sons, Donald Lee Harper and Robert Wayne Harper, both of Trenton, Ralph Winston Harper of Milan; and Ray Lynn Harper, with the Army in Germany; 
two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Ruth Truett and Miss Barbara Ann Harper, both of Trenton; two brothers, L. H. Harper of Blytheville, Ark., and E. D. Harper of Waverly; and a sister, Mrs. Lettie Byrd of West Memphis.

BROWN RICHARDSON
Services for Brown Richardson, 61, were at 2 p.m. Friday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bobby Parker and Rev. Bill Evans officiating. Burial was in Old Gibson Cemetery.
Mr. Richardson died Wednesday afternoon at the Gibson General Hospital in Trenton.
He was born in Perry County, moving to Gibson County when he was four years old. He had been an employee of the Gibson County Highway Department for 23 years, and was a member of the Fruitland Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Richardson; a son, Joe Richardson of Memphis; two brothers, John and James Richardson, both of Chicago; two half brothers, Jack Richardson of Chicago and Riley Peague 
[should be Pigg or Pigue] of San Jose, Calif.; two grandchildren.

EWELL ROBERTS
Funeral services for Ewell Roberts, 81, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holmes Funeral Home in Trenton with Tom Holland officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts died Friday at the Gibson General Hospital in Trenton after a five-week illness.
He was a member of the Dorris Chapel Church of Christ, where he was an Elder.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Hall Roberts; a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Lancaster of Trenton; a brother, Jesse Roberts of Trenton; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Davis of Humboldt; two grandchildren and five great 
grandchildren.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 16 February 1979
JOHN PIPKIN
Funeral services for Johnny Gilbert Pipkin, 58, were held at 2:00 Tuesday at Shelton Funeral Home. Burial was in Harrison Cemetery.
Mr. Pipkin was born in Perry County and moved to Gibson County some 50 years ago.
He died Sunday night of injuries from a car wreck on Highway 54 north of Trenton.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ota Wilma Pipkin; his mother, Mrs. Lila Pipkin of Trenton; a daughter, Miss Betty Pipkin of Trenton; two sons, Thomas Pipkin of Trenton and Johnny Pipkin of Trenton; a stepdaughter, 
Brenda Carroll of Dyer; a stepson, Allen [should be Alan] Warmath of Dyer; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Choate of Trenton; Mrs. Delpha Williams of Dyer; Mrs. Brownie McGee of Dyer and Mrs. Dean Lomax of 
Linden, Tennessee; four brothers, Ruford Pipkin of Trenton; Floyd Pipkin, J. W. Pipkin and Billy Pipkin, all of Dyer; and one grandchild.

BILL FULLER
Funeral services for Bill Fuller, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Hargrove officiating. Burial was in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Fuller died Thursday morning at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Fuller was a retired grocer. A native of Gibson County, he was a Baptist.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Patterson Fuller of Trenton; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joy Hunter of Halls and Mrs. June Reynolds of Cades; a stepson, Donald Sanders of Chicago; two sisters, 
Mrs. Tommie Harrison of Dyersburg and Mrs. Bobbie Jo Anderson of Dresden; two brothers, William Fuller of Trenton and Douglas Fuller of Central; 10 step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

JOHN "PETE" HARRISON
Funeral services for John E. (Pete) Harrison, 65, were held at 2:00 Monday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Revs. Allen Wolfe and Glen Kesterson officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Harrison, a retired Brown Shoe worker, was a member of the Follis Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maurine Harrison of Trenton; his mother, Mrs. Della Harrison of Milan; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Crouse of Dyer, Mrs. Faye Lovelace of Trenton and Mrs. Gaye Bittinger of 
Cincinnati, Ohio; four brothers, Aubrey Harrison of Milan, Carl Harrison of Dyer, Carmen Harrison of Trenton and Buster Baling of Alamo; a son, Tom Milligan of Carpentersville, Illinois, and 15 grandchildren.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 22 December 1983
WALTON TRACY
Funeral services for Walton Tracy, 79, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Baptist church with the Revs. James E. Tate and Kenneth Sparkman officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Tracy, a retired grocery clerk with 40 years' service, died Thursday night at Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Perry County, moved about 60 years ago to Gibson County and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fanny Mae Tracy; a daughter, Mrs. Avenelle Lewis of Columbus, Miss.; two sons, Buck Tracy of Trenton and Walton Tracy, Jr. of Memphis; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Loraine Dunn of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Ruby Hart of Brookhaven, Miss.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Parker of Trenton; 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

ROBERT POWELL
Funeral services for Robert Cook Powell were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with H. H. Hudson Funeral Home of Dyersburg in charge.
Mr. Powell, a farmer, died Friday evening at his home apparently after suffering a heart attack.
Surviving are seven sons, Bobby Darnell Powell, Marcus Thomas Powell and Webb Arnold, all of Elkhart, Ind., Stanley Roosevelt Powell and Lonnie S. Arnold, both of Kansas City, Mo., Otha Lee Powell of Spring Hill, and James Price Powell of Jackson; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Magee of Elkhart, Miss Sherry D. Powell of Jackson, and Mrs. Rudolph Fisher of Trenton; two brothers, James Rufus Powell and Archie T. Powell, both of South Bend, Ind.; a sister, Mrs. Christine Elam of Trenton; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

MRS. FRANCES CLARKE
Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Banks Clarke, 76, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Lockhart officiating. Shelton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Clarke, a retired bookkeeper for the former Trenton Wholesale Grocery, died Monday afternoon at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and the widow of King Clarke. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patsy C. Baker of Chattanooga; three sisters, Mrs. Mildred Cragon of Atlanta, Mrs. Opal Hunt of Gulfport, Miss., and Mrs. Mary Emma Hunt of Hattiesburg, Miss. and two grandchildren.

MRS. IMA MILLIGAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Ima Pate Milligan, 85, were held at 10:00 p.m. [probably should be a.m.] Tuesday, December 20, at Shelton Funeral Home with the Revs. Bob Tipton and William Boyar officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Milligan died December 18 at Gibson General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born in Bridgeport, Texas and moved to Gibson County as a child. She was active in the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, teaching a Sunday School class, and Greenview Community Club. Mrs. Milligan taught school at Rutherford and Medina for a number of years.
Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Etta M. Cole of Jackson, Mrs. Dee M. Quarles of Nashville, Mrs. Morgan Watt of Trenton, and Mrs. Herbert Larsen of Oak Ridge, TN; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to Hickory Grove Baptist Church or the charity of their choice.

V. T. SEWELL
Funeral services for V. T. Sewell, 78, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Otis Smothers officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Sewell died December 19 at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Sewell, a retired farmer, was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Bailey of Trenton, Mrs. Brenda Hunt of Dyer, Mrs. Helen Lomax of Trenton; two sons, Jimmy Sewell of Dyer and Bobby Sewell of Milan; a sister, Mrs. Fanchon Knox of Milan; a brother, Wynn Sewell of Dyer; 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
 

OBITUARIES FROM THE HERALD GAZETTE

Thursday, 17 February 1983
ERBY EARL POWELL
Funeral services for Erby Earl Powell, 77, were held at 2:00 p.m. February 8 at Keely Mill Baptist Church with Karnes and Son Funeral Home in charge and Brother Tim Jones of Union City officiating. Burial was in Poplar Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Powell died February 6 at Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mr. Powell, a lifelong resident of Gibson County, was a retired farmer and landowner and a member of Keely Mill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lattie Powell of Trenton; a daughter [should be son], Connie Powell of Dyer; six sons, Erby Powell, Jr. of Dyer, Bill Powell of Dyer, Aubrey Powell of Trenton, Bobby Powell of Trenton, Kenneth Powell of Memphis, and Lyndell Powell of Belvidere, Ill.; two brothers, Bruce Powell of Trenton and Hollis Powell of Bradford; three sisters, Bernice Martin of Trenton, Elvie Hickman of Trenton, and Christine Cates of Bradford; 27 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren.


JAMES PETER DYCUS
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. for James Peter Dycus, 73, of Dyer at the Dyer Chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home. Paul Barkley of Dyer officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with Karnes & Son Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Dycus died Feb. 8 at Nu-Care Convalescent Center following a lengthy illness. He was a life-long resident of Gibson County and a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by three sons, Bobby L. Dycus of French Camp, Calif., Harland Dycus of Dyer and Jerry W. Dycus of Lodi, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Grady Eddlemon of Trenton and Mrs. Randle Crawford of Southaven, Miss.,; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Dillard Dycus of California and Devon Dycus of Dyer; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Ramsey and Margaret London, both of Dyer.


JEWELL P. LAW
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewell Elizabeth Law, 73, were held Friday at Marmony Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Thomas Tolley and T. L. Webb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Law, a retired department store clerk, died Wednesday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
She was a Trenton native and a member of Harmony Church.
Surviving are her husband, R. L. Law; a daughter, Mrs. Carlos Dunn of Milan; a son, Robert Law of West Memphis, Ark.,; a sister, Mrs. Iris Price of Trenton; a brother, Elmer Phelan; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.


MICHAEL CAIN FISCHER
Graveside for Michael Cain Fischer, 3 month and 23 day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Fischer of Jackson, were held at 2:00 p.m. February 7 with Karnes and Son Funeral Home in charge and Brother Thomas Bullock officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Michael died February 4 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Fischer of Jackson, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fischer of Pittsburg, Pa., Dimple Mosley of Dyer and Harold Mosley of Camden.


Thursday, 19 May 1983
MRS. GAYLE COTHAM
Funeral services for Mrs. Gayle Lee Cotham, 48, were held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Gordon Henderson officiating. Burial was in White Rose Cemetery in Gibson.
Mrs. Cotham, an office employee of Brown Shoe Co., died May 11 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a short illness.
She was a native of Gibson County and a member of Trenton United Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cathy Colbert of Port St. Joe, Fla., Miss Jo Blair Cotham and Miss Gay Cotham, both of Trenton; a son, Robert Brown Cotham of Trenton; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brown Parker of Trenton; a sister, Mrs. Dorislyn Crafton; a brother, Frank Parker of Trenton, and three grandchildren.


OWEN TRUETT
Funeral services for Owen "Shorty" Truett, 69, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Shelton Funeral Home with Rev. James Pate officiating. Burial was in Dyer's Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Truett, a retired car reconditioner, was found dead Thursday morning at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was a Trenton native and a member of Griers Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Truett; two sons, Jerry Truett of Lawrenceburg and Danny Truett of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Edna Pearl Strickland of Hot Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.


MRS. MENTIE TURNER
Funeral services for Mrs. Mentie Ellen Turner, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. James Thornton officiating. Burial was in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Turner, widow of Wesley Turner, died Monday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
She was a native of Trenton and a member of Trenton United Pentecostal Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lois Mathis of Trenton and Mrs. Dorothie Eakes of Kenton; a sister, Mrs. Leo Graham of McEwen; a brother, Burford Conner of Hohenwald; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.


ARNOLD MAGEE
Funeral services for Arnold Franklin Magee, 69, of Dyer, were held at 3:00 p.m. May 15 at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer with Brother Bobby Garland officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Magee died of a sudden illness at his home on May 11, He was a retired Dyer Fruit Box Manufacturing Company employee.
Survivors include his wife, Brownie Magee of Dyer; a son, Royce Magee of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Patsy Somers of Rutherford and Miss Pam Magee of Dyer; a sister, Miss Louise Magee of Linden; three brothers, Joe B. Magee of Warren, Ohio, Brown D. Magee of Massillon, Ohio and Bardell Magee of Linden, and four grandchildren.


Thursday, 15 December 1983
HOWARD ALEXANDER
Funeral services for Howard Edgar Alexander, 72, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Allen officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander, a farmer and businessman, died Monday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a short illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of First United Methodist Church, serving as secretary of the Men's Bible Class for 25 years. He also served on the church's Administrative Council and was a former member of the Trenton Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lorene Mathis Alexander; two daughters, Mrs. Patty Howe of Starkville, Miss, and Mrs. Kay Gibbs of Brownsville; three brothers, Joe Alexander of Trenton, Lonnie Alexander of Dyer, and Bill Alexander of Houston; a half brother, Jessie Aker of California; a half sister, Miss Thelma Aker of Arkansas, and three grandchildren.


JIMMY MITCHELL
Funeral services for James Mitchell, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oak Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Steve Spitzer, David Snipes and Clyde Hamilton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Mitchell, a retired farmer and livestock breeder, died Friday evening at Cedar Crest Hospital in Humboldt after a short illness.
The Gibson County native was a member of Oak Grove Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Alice Mitchell of Trenton; a son, Marion "Bub" Mitchell of Trenton; four grandchildren, J. Michael Mitchell of Humboldt, Mrs. Suzanne Mitchell Griggs of Trenton, Mrs. Mollie Mitchell Taylor of Rives and Miss Margaret Mitchell of Trenton, and two great grandchildren, Micki and Nick Taylor, both of Rives. A son, James R. Mitchell, preceded him in death on November 15, 1976.


BRUCE ADAMS
Funeral services for Bruce Adams, 84, were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Adams, a retired farmer, died Tuesday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of Spring Hill Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Carlton Adams; three daughters, Mrs. Anne Ector of Novato, Calif., Mrs. Peggy Guill of Memphis, and Mrs. Ada Jean Roberts of Humboldt; three sons, Bruce Carlton Adams and Randy Adams, both of Trenton, and Taylor Adams of Atwood; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Carlton of Trenton, 16 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.


MRS. FAYE ALLEN WHARTON
Graveside services for Mrs. Faye Allen Wharton were held on Thursday, December 8, in Union City at 10:00.
Mrs. Wharton died Tuesday, December 6, at Sunny View Health Care Center in Nashville after a long illness.
She was reared in Fruitland, Tennessee. She married R. G. Wharton, and they made their home in Union City. Mr. Wharton preceded her in death in 1971.
Mrs. Wharton was a member of the First Baptist Church and was active in church work. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Home Demonstration Clubs and did much work with Senior Citizens.
She was a sister of the late Lance Allen of Trenton and visited in Trenton many times. She is survived by one brother, Virgil Allen of Humboldt; a nephew, Tim Allen of Henderson; and a stepson, Bobby Wharton, Jr. of Nashville.


Although the clipping does not include the issue date of the paper, the back side has the following, "Medicare costs jump again……now you pay more. As of January 1, 1984 your Medicare Deductible will increase again." For this reason, I believe this is a February 1984 issue of The Herald Gazette.
ROBIE MOORE
Funeral services for Robie Moore, 69, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Howard officiating. Burial was in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Moore died February 21 at Memphis Veterans Medical Center after a short illness.
Mr. Moore, who was born in Decatur County before moving to Gibson County as a child, was a veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theater and was injured while crossing the Rhine River. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Harp Moore, of Trenton; a son, James L. Moore of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Golden Hackett of Union City and Miss Lessie Moore of Union City; four brothers, Obie Moore of Mason Hall, J. G. Moore of Union City, Lewis Moore of Huntingdon and Sam Moore of Hornbeak, and two grandchildren.


MISS ERA MOORE
Funeral services for Miss Era J. Moore, 80, formerly of Trenton, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jamimah Chapel Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roscoe E. Myles officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rawls and Baskerville Funeral Home in charge.
Miss Moore died Wednesday morning at a Milwaukee hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
She was a native of Gibson County, but had lived 30 years in Milwaukee and the past 20 years in Trenton before moving back to Milwaukee last October. She was a member of Jamimah Chapel Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Doaks of Trenton and Miss Mary Moore of Humboldt, and two brothers, Charlie Moore of Trenton and Louis Moore of Milwaukee.


HORACE SHIVERS
Funeral services for John Horace Shivers, 89, were held Monday at Shelton Funeral Home with ministers Bill Smith and Reeder Oldham officiating. Burial was in Bowers Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Shivers, a farmer and landowner, was found dead at his home Sunday morning after suffering an apparent heart attack.
He was a native of Crockett County, but had lived most of his life in Gibson County, where he was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maurene Young of Nashville and Mrs. Doris Humphreys of Trenton; three sons, Millard Shivers of Richardson, Texas, Harold Shivers of Somerville and Chester Shivers of Oxford, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Jones and Mrs. Eva Milam, both of Alamo; a brother, Hubert Shivers of Kingsport; 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.


SAM GUY
Funeral services for Sam Davidson Guy, 84, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Revs. Marlon Stevens and Bob Tipton officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Guy, a retired automobile dealer, died about noon Sunday at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
He was a native of Dyer, moved to Portage, Mo. in 1940, moved to Humboldt after his retirement in 1972 and had lived the past four years in Trenton. He was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nina Lannom Guy; two sisters, Mrs. Virgie Stewart of Dyer and Mrs. Irene Patterson of Rutherford.
Thursday, 20 December 1984
B. FRANK JONES
Services for B. Frank Jones, 84, were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Allen officiating, Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Jones, a retired dry cleaning store owner, died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a retired member of the board of directors of Trenton Federal Savings & Loan Association, which has since been renamed Century Federal Savings & Loan. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lurline Combs Jones; two sons, Murray Jones of Trenton and Mitchell Jones of Jonesboro, Ark.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Mabry of Trenton; a brother, Robert Jones of Trenton; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


BUFORD "BOOTS" GARNER
Services for Buford "Boots" Garner, 68, were Thursday at Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden with the Rev. Paul Griffin officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery in Dresden.
Mr. Garner, a retired auto dealer, died Tuesday night apparently of a heart attack while at an automobile auction business in Paris. He was pronounced dead at Henry County General Hospital, a family spokesman said.
He was a native of Henry County, had lived most of his life in Weakley County and most recently in Trenton. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Glover.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Garner; a sister, Mrs. Mary Nell Adams of Union City; two brothers, H. L. Garner of Martin and Marshall Tucker Garner of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandson, Bob Glover of Martin; and a great granddaughter Miss Laine Glover of Martin.


MRS. LUCY ANDERSON
Graveside services for Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth Anderson, 83, were at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery in Brownsville with the Rev. Ron Whitten officiating. Shelton Funeral Home of Trenton was in charge.
Mrs. Anderson, a retired school teacher, died Saturday morning at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton after a long illness.
The widow of Dr. Robert Lee Anderson, she was born and reared in Gibson County where she taught 26 years in the county school system. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary C. Adams of Trenton, and two brothers, Filder Carlton of Dukedom and James Carlton of Guntersville, Ala.


FULTON CAVANESS
Services for George Fulton Cavaness, 83, were at 2 p.m. Friday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Allen officiating. Burial was in Davidson Chapel Cemetery near Trenton.
Mr. Cavaness, a retired electrician, died about noon Wednesday at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
He was a lifelong Gibson County resident and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Cook Cavaness; and a sisters, Mrs. Bessie Thompson of Trenton.


MRS. SUDIE B. TAYLOR
Services for Mrs. Sudie Bell Taylor, 83, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Orr officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor, a homemaker, died Friday at City of Milan Hospital after a long illness.
The widow of Jasper Taylor, Jr., she was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of First Baptist Church. She had served as state district chairman of the Tennessee Farm Bureau.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Bettye Taylor of Trenton; a son, Jasper Taylor III of Alamo; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 2 September 1971
LESLIE WHITTAKER
Funeral services for Leslie Whittaker, 50, were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Karnes Funeral Home in Rutherford with Wilford Mobile officiating. Burial was in Davidson Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Whittaker died Wednesday morning at his home in Trenton.
He is survived by several cousins.

LILLIE QUALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Qualls, 70, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunt Funeral Home in Trenton with the Rev. Tom Holland officiating. Curial was in the Hartsfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Qualls died early Friday at the Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
Surviving are a son, Tom W. Qualls; two brothers, Watt Horner and Jesse Horner, both of Humboldt; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Vaughan of Trenton.

ANNIE TODD
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Todd, 69, wife of Homer Todd, were held Wednesday afternoon at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan with the Rev. Glenn Elliott officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt. Mrs. Todd died Tuesday morning at Jackson-Madison County Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Todd spent most of her life in and around Gibson and Humboldt. She was a member of the Gibson United Methodist Church.
She leaves her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Wilson Rodgers, Mrs. Herman Mathis, both of Gibson, and Mrs. Irma Florman of Humboldt; three brothers, Stokey Barrix, Albert Barrix and Clarence Barrix of Humboldt; and several nieces and nephews.

LAWSON ESTES
Funeral services for Lawson L. Estes were held at the Gibson United Methodist Church Saturday at 3 p.m. with the pastor, Rev. Glenn Elliott and Rev. Wilbur Nelson, pastor of Chapel Hill Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in White Rose Cemetery in Gibson, with Fields Funeral Home of Milan in charge. Mr. Estes died Thursday afternoon at the Jackson-Madison County Hospital. Born and reared in Gibson, the son of the late R. D. and Emma Love Estes, he was a member of the Gibson United Methodist Church, the Gibson County Court and the Lions Club.
Besides his wife, Mrs. Ellen Stinson Estes, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. C. N. Seitz of Fenton, Mich.; a brother, Same Estes of Panama City, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Scott Alexander of Bradford; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

RICHARD HICKS
Funeral services for Richard Hicks were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes funeral Home in Trenton with Dr. W. H. McFadden officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Hicks died Sunday afternoon at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis where he had been a patient for six weeks.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and was a lifelong Gibson Countian. He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. Mr. Hicks was formerly employed with the Pet Milk Company of Trenton.
He was assistant cubmaster of the Trenton Boy Scouts.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss Rhonda Hicks of Trenton; a son, Richard B. Hicks of Trenton; a brother, Robert Hicks of Trenton; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Hughes and Mrs. Lynn Hughes, both of Milan, and Mrs. Carolyn Morgan of Trenton.

WYLIE DRUMMOND
Native Jacksonian Wylie H. Drummonds, Jr., an assistant vice president of American Airlines, was killed Saturday night in a traffic accident near Arlington, Tex.
His wife is in critical condition at Arlington's Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in the accident. Another passenger in the Drummond car and two occupants of a truck involved in the collision were killed in the fiery crash.
Mr. Drummond, 58, was promoted in 1970 to assistant vice president for line flying and was responsible for American Airlines field flight units headed by area managers at New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas. He and his family moved to Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, after his election as an assistant vice president of the airline.
He is the brother of Mrs. Milton Young of 321 W. Forest [Jackson, TN], and Mrs. Wilson Haynes of Trenton.
Born in Jackson, Mr. Drummond attended Lambuth College and received his flight training in the Army Air Corps in 1939. During World War II he served as a Captain in the North Atlantic Airlift Mission.
In addition to his widow and three sisters [only 2 named], he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Siri Christmas, an employee of American Airlines at Los Angeles, and a son, Wylie Drummond III, a recent graduate of Claremont Men's College at Claremont, Calif.
Mrs. Drummond, the former Alice Ostmark of Beverly, Mass., was an American Airline stewardess before her marriage to Captain Drummond.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 2 March 1972
EMMA D. YATES
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma D. Yates, 83, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt with the Rev. W. E. Small officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Yates died at her home in Humboldt Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. She was born and reared in Gibson County, daughter of the late Hugh Hartwell and Alice Clyde Arnold Love.
She was the widow of J. Foster Yates who died several years ago.
Mrs. Yates, a retired schoolteacher, had taught in Memphis for several years and in Humboldt for many years. She also made her home in Trenton for a number of years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Humboldt.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. P. D. Crim of Trenton and Mrs. Allan Moore of Humboldt, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Love of Humboldt; several nieces and nephews.

REUBEN H. MILLER
Reuben H. Miller, 60, retired carpenter, died Monday morning at Memphis Veterans Hospital.
Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home here with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mildred Foster Miller; a son, James W. Miller of Trenton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lorraine McNabb of Pontiac, Mich.; two stepsons, M. C. Becton and Wallace Becton, both of Memphis, and a brother, Oscar Miller, and a sister, Miss Annette Miller, both of Madison, Wisc.

MRS. LEE BOND TAYLOR
Mrs. Lee Bond Taylor of Brownsville, Tennessee died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Haywood County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Brownsville Baptist Church.
A descendant of pioneer families prominent in the setting of Colonial Jamestown and Williamsburg and Nashville, Tennessee, Mrs. Taylor has been identified with historical, patriotic, cultural, civic and social affairs. Mrs. Taylor, nee Rose Eleanor Harwood, was the daughter of Judge Thomas Everett Harwood and Mrs. Melissa Jane ("Jennie") Hewett Harwood of Trenton, Tennessee.
She was graduated with honors from Agnes Scott College where she served as chairman when the first half million dollar endowment was raised and represented Agnes Scott on the national college board.
A member of the Brownsville Baptist Church, Mrs. Taylor taught Sunday School for several years and was Director of Music for 14 years.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of the State Officer's Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of David Craig Chapter D.A.R., and served on several national committees National Society D.A.R. She compiled and published the first genealogical records of Tenn. members for the Tenn. Society D.A.R. which became a pattern for other states. Since 1930, she has continuously served as a state board member of the Tennessee Federation of Music Clubs. A Sketch of the First Fifty Years' History of Haywood County was written by Mrs. Taylor for a trades journal. This sketch is used in the Haywood County telephone directory. During the 1930's Mrs. Taylor was Democratic Committee Woman from Tennessee.
Mrs. Taylor was preceeded [sic] in death by her husband, Lee Bond Taylor, in 1965. Survivors include their daughter, Mrs. Melissa Taylor MacKenzie and granddaughter, Miss Donna MacKenzie of Brownsville.

SARAH LITTLE
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday for Mrs. Sarah Little, 78, former resident of Obion, Tennessee. Rev. Carlos Arnold officiated in the service at 2 o'clock at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford. Burial was in Bruff Cemetery east of Bradford.
Mrs. Little died Monday night at Milan Hospital after a long illness.
Survivors include two sons, Horace Crocker of Trezevant and Frenze Crocker of Sharon; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Dowland and Mrs. Alice Parker, both of Bradford; a brother, Ervin Arrington of Bradford and two grandchildren.



The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 16 March 1972
MATTIE ANN BLEDSOE
Funeral services for Miss Mattie Annie Bledsoe, 69, were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt with the Rev. Al Evans officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Fruitland.
Miss Bledsoe died early Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a five-week illness.
She was the daughter of the late James Milton and Jenny Marshall Bledsoe, and was a retired schoolteacher. Miss Bledsoe, a lifelong Gibson Countian, had lived at Trenton for the past 25 years where she was a member of the First united Methodist Church.
Surviving are a brother, Irvin Bledsoe of Humboldt; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Henley of Saucier, Miss., and Mrs. R. H. Koffman of Humboldt.

KATHERINE STEWART
Services for Mrs. Katherine Stewart, 45, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin Tabernacle CME Church at Trenton with the Rec. O. B. Booth officiating. Burial will be in Ward's Cemetery with Rawls and Baskerville Funeral Home of Humboldt in charge. Wake will be from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
Mrs. Stewart died Friday at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis after a long illness.
She was born and reared in Trenton and was a lifelong member of the Martin Tabernacle CME Church.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mamie Williams of South Bend, Ind.; four daughters, Linda Stewart, Mary Stewart, Marion Luten and Rosaline Luten, all of Trenton; four sons, Charlie Williams, Sylvester Williams and Harrison Williams, all of South Bend, Ind., and James Williams of Detroit; a sister, Miss Lois Williams of Trenton; two brothers, W. M. Williams of South Bend and Willie Lee Williams of Trenton; and 13 grandchildren.
The body will be at the church from 4 p.m. Wednesday until services.

MATTIE GRIMES
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Grimes, 83, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel in Trenton, with the Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Grimes died early today at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Hardeman County, moving to Gibson County at an early age. She was married to Delbert Grimes for 66 years.
Surviving are her husband, Delbert Grimes of Trenton; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Harber of Trenton and Mrs. Leo Milligan of Trenton; a son, William Grimes of Dyersburg; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, George Freeman of Trenton, Walter Freeman of Fruitland, and Robert Freeman of Dyer; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Arnold of Trenton and Mrs. Albert Hardaway of Memphis; a nephew, Eldon Grimes of Dyer.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 27 April 1972
ESTHER IDA VICTORIA GROOMS
Services for Mrs. Esther Ida Victoria Grooms, 80, were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hunt Funeral Home in Trenton with the Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery in the Brazil Community.
Mrs. Grooms died Friday night at the Gibson General Hospital in Trenton after a short illness.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Lee West of Blue Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Flossie Grooms of Trenton and Mrs. Martha Sadie Watkins of Kenton; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

K. O. ALEXANDER
Funeral services for Kennie O. Alexander, 80, were at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with the Rev. Lowell Hock officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander died Thursday afternoon at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton after a short illness.
He was a Baptist and was employed with the state highway department for many years. He also was employed with the Gibson County highway department for some seven years before his retirement. He had held farming interest in the county.
Surviving are a son, J. C. Alexander of Washington, D. C.; four daughters, Mrs. Mitchell Jones of Hickory Valley, Mrs. Andrew Milligan and Mrs. James Dinwiddie, both of Trenton, and Mrs. Gerald Stallings of Milan; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

WILSIE DIXON
Mrs. Wilsie Dixon, 72, widow of Clarence Dixon, died Friday at Gibson General Hospital at Trenton. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Homes Funeral Home at Trenton with burial in Oakland Cemetery at Trenton.
She leaves two sisters, Mrs. M. A. Wofford of Humboldt and Mrs. Irvin Hayes of Trenton, and a brother, Roy Louis of Lepanto, Ark.


PAUL MOORE
Funeral services for Paul J. Moore, 66, were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Jones, pastor of the Gleason Methodist Church, Rev. Lawson Williamson, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. J. D. Mays officiating. Burial was in Bradford Cemetery.
Mr. Moore died Sunday night at his home south of Bradford after a long illness. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Katie Rogers Moore; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah McCaleb of Bradford and Mrs. Ann Grooms of Greenfield; two brothers, John Moore and Ford Moore, both of Bradford; and three sisters, Mrs. M. C. Fisher, Mrs. Brice Leach and Mrs. Aldon Craddock, all of Bradford and three grandchildren.

JOHN KNOX
Funeral services were conducted for John H. Knox, 77, at the First United Methodist Church in Bradford, at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Henry A. Smith, pastor, officiated, assisted by Rev. Paul Jones, pastor of the Gleason Methodist Church. Burial was in Union Cemetery near Trenton.
Mr. Knox, a retired Bell Telephone employee, died about 2:00 o'clock Sunday morning at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ethel Bell Knox; two sons, J. C. Knox of Trenton and David Knox of Greenfield; two daughters, Mrs. Mary McCaslin of Greenfield and Mrs. Elsie Harrison of Bradford; one sister, Mrs. Della Walker of St. Louis, Mo.; and two brothers, David Knox of Union City and Elige Knox of Mayfield, Kentucky; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers selected were Knox Smith, Bill Alexander, Hershel Smith, Horace Cash, Larry Childress, and Bob
Alexander.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 29 June 1972
FANNIE REAGAN WATT
Services for Mrs. Fannie Reagan Watt, 89, were at 10 a.m. Monday at the Holmes Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. W. C. McFadden officiating. Burial was in Bower's Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Watt died Saturday afternoon at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
She was the widow of W. D. Watt, who died in 1930. She was a native of Gibson County, born in the Gibson Wells Community, and moving to Memphis to make her home in 1949. She returned to Trenton some 18 months ago.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Dimple Watt; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Two children preceded her in death, Mrs. Louise Watt Ball and Joe Burton Watt.

WILMA GRIFFIN
Services for Mrs. Wilma Griffin, 77, were at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyman McDonald officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Mrs. Griffin died Saturday at an Arlington, Va. Hospital.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Webber of Falls Church, Va., and four grandchildren.

JAMES ERIE BLASINGAME
Funeral services for James Erie Blasingame, 84, were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel with the burial in Wilson Cemetery.
Mr. Blasingame died Tuesday at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Corinth, moving to Sharon as a young man. He moved to the Eaton Community some 50 years ago.
He was a Presbyterian.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gladys Corbin Blasingame; six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Shelton of Memphis, Mrs. Pauline Shelton of Memphis, Mrs. Mary Kay Tillman of Friendship, Mrs. Virginia Milan of Memphis, Mrs. Jean Bass of Chicago, and Mrs. Nancy Zey of Memphis; two sons, James Blasingame of Chicago and Jack Blasingame of Eaton; a sister, Mrs. Alma Paschall of Dresden; 27 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

ROY L. TURNER
Funeral services for Roy L. Turner, 78, were at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel with Tom Holland officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Turner died Tuesday at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
He was first married to Miss Inez Murray who preceded him in death in 1965. He later married Miss Nina Taylor who survives.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Gallen of Baltimore; two sons, Marion Turner of Trenton and James Turner of Trenton; a brother, Jime Turner of Trenton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Y. Z. WEST
Services for Y. Z. West, 61, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with the Rev. Shelby Thompson officiating. Burial was in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. West died at St. Mary's Nursing Home in Humboldt Friday night after a long illness.
He was born in Obion County and lived in Detroit until moving to Trenton in 1933. He was a retired farmer and landowner and a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Russie George West; three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Gibson of Trenton, Mrs. Bertha Tharp of Detroit, and Mrs. Ima Drewery of Memphis; a brother, Ross West of Detroit.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 6 July 1972
VIOLA MATTHEWS
Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Matthews, 85, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hunt Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with the Rev. Luther Clark officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Mathews [sic] died Sunday night at Ridgewood Retirement Inn in Milan after a long illness.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Adams of Trenton, Mrs. Jimmy F. Haskins of Union City; a brother, Randolph R. Dodson of Pittsburg, Pa.; four sisters, all of Trenton, Mrs. Luther Milligan, Mrs. John P. Wade, Mrs. Tom Hefley, and Mrs. John Putnam.

POTTS MITCHELL
Funeral services for Potts Mitchell, 78, were at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Holmes Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with Dr. W. H. McFadden officiating. Burial was to be in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Mitchell died at Gibson General Hospital Tuesday after a long illness.
He was employed in the cotton ginning business before retiring. He was a lifelong Gibson Countian and a Baptist.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Martha Wade Mitchell; a daughter, Miss Mary Sue Mitchell of Nashville; a sister, Mrs. Farris Ingram of Hebron Springs, Ark.; a brother, Louie Mitchell of Trenton.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 21 September 1972
MARY ELIZABETH BLALOCK
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Blalock, 77, at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Pleasant View Church of Christ at Skullbone with James Arrington officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery with Hunt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Blalock died Wednesday night at her home in Bradford after a long illness.
Surviving are her husband, Bryant Blalock; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Parker of Skullbone and Mrs. Ruby Mosely; and one brother, Clarence Mathis of Bradford.

IDA B. CUNNINGHAM
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Ida B. Cunningham, 79, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church east of Bradford. Burial was in the church cemetery with Hunt Funeral Home of Bradford in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cunningham died Thursday night at the Milan Hospital after a long illness.
Survivors include her husband, Edd Cunningham of Milan; three daughters, Mrs. Jenny Mannon and Mrs. Charles Foren, both of Memphis, and Mrs. Douglas Harris of Milan; one brother, Arthur Butler of Milan; one sister, Mrs. Harrie Prewett of Hornbeak; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

CLAUDE W. HICKS
Services for Claude W. Hicks, Sr., 82, were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Holmes Funeral Home in Trenton with the Rev. Shelby Thompson officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Hicks died Sunday night at Gibson General Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and had worked for the Trenton Mill some 16 years before his retirement some 15 years ago. He was a member of the Grier's Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Buckingham of Trenton and Mrs. Helen Jackson of Trenton; two sons, Claude Hicks, Jr. of Yorkville and J. Gus Hicks of Humboldt; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


ALLIE B. WOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. Allie B. Wood, 85, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Holmes Funeral Home in Trenton with the Rev. Robert ………the rest of the line is blank.
Mrs. Wood died Sunday night at Butler Nursing Home in Milan after a short illness.
She was the owner and operator of a Trenton grocery store for many years before retirement about 10 years ago.
She was member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Russell-Hill Chapter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trenton.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Satterfield of Trenton; two granddaughters, Mrs. Carl Wyatt of Trenton and Mrs. James T. Stephens, Jr. of Bolivar; three great-grandchildren.

FLOSSIE GROOMS
Mrs. Flossie Grooms, 76, widow of J. L. Grooms, died Saturday night in Gibson General Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Holmes Funeral Home with burial in Hartsfield Cemetery.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Annie Lee Throgmorton of Anderson, Ind., and Mrs. Mavis Holder of Trenton; six sons, Kelsa Grooms of Brazil, Earl Grooms of Jackson, E. R. Grooms of Trenton, Paul Grooms of Camden, Billy Joe Grooms of Bridgeview, Ill., and Roy Grooms of St. Louis; and a sister, Mrs. Clatie Watkins of Kenton.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 19 October 1972
HOMER ROGERS
Funeral services for Homer Finis Rogers, 67, prominent Trenton resident, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hunt Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with burial in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Rogers died early Monday at Medicenter in Jackson after a long illness.
He was a retired merchant, and for the past two years he was Park and Cemetery Supervisory for the city of Trenton.
He was a member of the Grier's Chapel Methodist Church
A lifelong Gibson Countian, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Geraldine Boone Rogers; a son, Finis Hill Rogers; two sisters, Miss Imogene Rogers of Trenton and Mrs. J. C. Taylor of Memphis; a brother, Herschel Rogers of Jackson.

EBER FLATT
Services for Eber E. Flatt, 73, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service was at 3 p.m. at Meeks Grove Church.
Mr. Flatt died Sunday at Gibson General Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in McNairy County, moving to Trenton some 22 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a Brown Shoe Company employee.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah Parrott Flatt; two daughters, Mrs. Hollis Moffitt of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Flossie Mae Koehn of Trenton; a son, Ethyel Flatt of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Rowden of Corinth and Mrs. Josie Reddell of Winasoga, Miss.; two brothers, Frank Flatt of Michie and Eldridge Flatt of Adamsville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

JOE NEILSON
Services for Joe Neilson, 80, were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home chapel in Trenton with the Rev. D. F. Dickey officiating. Burial was in Follis Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Neilson died Sunday at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County, moving to Oak Ridge to make home some five years ago before returning to Gibson County.
He was a member of the Follis Chapel Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maude Parr Neilson; nieces and nephews.

The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 8 March 1973
RONALD GEORGE
Funeral services for Ronald E. George, 61, were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelton-Holmes Funeral Home with the Rev. Shelby Thompson officiating. Burial was in Grier's Chapel Cemetery
Mr. George, a painter and carpenter, died Monday night at the Gibson General Hospital.
He was born in Lake County and moved to Gibson County some 54 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Jerry George of Trenton; a step daughter, Miss Juanita Rose of Dyersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Rains of Trenton and Mrs. Howard Hester of Rutherford; two grandsons; and two nieces.

CALLIE KATE BROOKS
Mrs. Callie Kate Brooks, 74, 1305 Plymouth Avenue [Goodlettsville], a private piano instructor for 52 years, died Monday night at Miller's Hospital in Goodlettsville after a long illness. Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville. The Rev. Harold Coke, minister of Hillcrest United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Fred Blankenship, minister of Inglewood United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Goodlettsville.
A native of Bradford, she was the former Miss Callie Kate Alexander, daughter of the late Joe and Pearlie Hedgecock Alexander. She graduated from Memphis Female Institute and later received a music degree from Bush Conservatory, Chicago, Ill.
After teaching piano in Bradford High School for several years, she married J. Wesley Brooks of Nashville. She moved there and began a career as a private piano teacher. Mr. Brooks died three months ago.
She was a member of Inglewood United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman Coke, West Point; and a sister, Mrs. Gerald Neville of Bradford.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 24 January 1974
THOMAS CRAFTON
Mr. Thomas Crafton died December 22 in Chicago, Ill. Services were held at the A. R. Leak Colonial Funeral Chapel with burial in Chicago.
He was born in Gibson County. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Emma Crafton Thomas of Champagne, Ill., a niece, Minnie Lee Williams of Humboldt, and a cousin, Flossie Grimes of Chicago.

DELLA PUGH
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Pugh, 80, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Pentecostal Church of Trenton with the Rev. Norman Welcher officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Trenton with Hunt Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Pugh died Friday morning at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Gibson County, daughter of the late Frank and Lula Denning Tegethoff. She was the widow of A. G. Pugh.
Survivors are two sons, Roy Glenn Pugh of Trenton and Bytha Pugh of Saugus, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Lula Mae Delaney of McKenzie, Mrs. Virginia Black of Saulsbury, N.C., and Mrs. Willie Rogers of Trenton; one brother, David Tegethoff of Milan; one sister, Mrs. Lena Mae Williams of Humboldt; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

DURWARD E. TATEM 
[please note that the surname is spelled 2 ways within this obit]
Funeral services for Durward E. Tatum, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 19, at Mountview Baptist Church in Columbus with burial in Union Cemetery there.
Mr. Tatem died Thursday at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Obion County, son of John J. and Tempe Lee Caldwell Tatem. He was a retired salesman for Clintonville Electric in Columbus. He was a member of the Mountview Baptist Church, Columbus and the Masonic Lodge of Trenton.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lois Pettyjohn Tatem; a son, Durward E. Tatum II of Denver, Colo., a brother, Bemis Tatum of Elizabethton, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Ned Wertz of Tineville, Mo., Miss Guerrant Tatem of Gatlinburg, Tenn., Mrs. Shelby Smith of Bowling Green, Ky.

RAYMOND A. GIBSON
Services for Raymond A. Gibson, 68, were at 2 p.m. Friday at Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. John Stacy officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Gibson, retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Thelma Gibson; a daughter, Mrs. Christine Freona of Selma, Ala.; three sons, Albert B. Gibson of Hobart, Ind., Thomas A. Gibson and Raymond Wade Gibson, both of East Gary, Ind.; four brothers, Fred Gibson and Ralph Gibson, both of Memphis, Joe Gibson of California and Carl Gibson of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Ida Lou Stone of Gallatin, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday, 18 September 1975
MATTIE CRISWELL
Services for Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Criswell, 87, were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Doris Chapel Church of Christ with Neill Penny and Mike Green officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery with Hunt Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Criswell, a retired employee of the Milan Arsenal, died Saturday morning at Ridgewood Retirement Inn after a long illness. The widow of John W. Criswell, she was a member of Doris Chapel Church of Christ.
She leaves a son, Charles Criswell of Trenton; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Temple and Mrs. Doris Carlton, both of Trenton, and Mrs. Ruth Lowe of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.


JAMES HUDSON
Services for James Hillard Hudson, age 47, were Wednesday, September 3rd, at 2:00 at the Shelton-Holmes Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. R. B. Flemmings officiated at the services. Burial was in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Hudson died Monday September 1st.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Doris Cox Hudson; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon Kent of Trenton; Mrs. Kay Ragsdale of Trenton, and Miss Lisa Hudsson of Trenton; two sons, James Hudson of Trenton and Donald Hudson; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Hudson of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Aydlotte of Trenton and Mrs. Eula Wilson of Trenton; three brothers, William Hudson and Chesley Hudson, both of Trenton and Robert Hudson of Humboldt; three grandchildren.


The Herald Gazette, Wednesday, 31 December 1975
RUBY HALLIBURTON
Services for Mrs. Ruby Halliburton, 70, retired schoolteacher, were at 3 p.m. Saturday at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer with the Rev. Merle Thomas officiating. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery.
Mrs. Halliburton died Friday at Jackson-Madison County Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Nebo United Methodist Church. She taught school 36 years in Nebo and Yorkville.
She leaves her widower, Alf Halliburton of Yorkville; a son, Jere Halliburton of Trenton; a sister, Mrs. Vera Edmiston of Sharon; and two grandchildren.

DOUGLAS HARVELL
Services for Douglas Harvell, 70, a retired laborer, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Pilgrim CME Church with the Rev. Henry Welch officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rawls-Baskerville Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Harvell died Friday night at Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born and reared in Baldwin, Miss., and moved to Trenton in 1925 when he joined Mt. Pilgrim CME Church.
He leaves a stepson, Frank Harvell of Trenton; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Coleman, Mrs. Annie Crayton, Mrs. Gustavia Burnes, all of Trenton, Mrs. Margaret Cobb of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Beatrice Macline of Cleveland; a borther, Woodson Harvell of St. Louis; and six step-grandchildren.

FLOY FLY LUCKEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Floy Fly Luckey, 86, were held Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with burial in Antioch Cemetery. The Rev. Frank Kemper and the Rev. Walter Lockhart officiated. Hunt Funeral Home of Humboldt was in charge.
Mrs. Luckey died Tuesday at Cedar Crest Hospital in Humboldt after a short illness. She was the widow of John Luther Luckey. She was born in Gibson County and lived there all of her life. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Willis Bennett of Trenton and Mrs. Sam Pearce of Shelbyville, Tenn., and one son, John Mack Luckey of Humboldt; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were nephews, Eugene Luckey, Joe Luckey, Jr., Brance Burt, Duana McGill, John Fly and Robert Fly.

RANDOLPH BRANSON
Funeral services for Mr. Randolph Branson, 90, were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Shelton-Holmes Chapel with the Rev. Merle Thomas and Mr. Roy Williams officiating. Burial was in Yorkville Cemetery.
Mr. Branson died Dec. 26 at his home in Nebo.
Survivors include one son, Earl Branson of Dyer, and two grandchildren.

JAMES W. HAMILTON
Services for James W. Hamilton, 60, were Thursday at 3 p.m. at Shelton-Holmes Funeral Home with the Rev. Herschel Lindsey and Dean Crutchfield officiating. Burial was in White Rose Cemetery.
Mr. Hamilton died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital in Trenton after a short illness.
He was a member of Gibson Baptist Church.
Mr. Hamilton leaves three brothers, Ray Hamilton of Trenton, Frank Hamilton of Memphis, and Robert Hamilton of San Antonio, Texas.

5 December 1985
GRETA MAE MILLIGAN
Funeral services for Mrs. Greta Mae Milligan, 68, were held Saturday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. David Logan officiating. Burial was in Follis Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Milligan, wife of O. B. Milligan, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital of an apparent heart attack.
She was born in Hickman County and had lived in Gibson County since she was nine years old. She worked part-time at Harlan-Morris Home.
Mrs. Milligan was a member of Olive Branch Methodist Church for several years where she taught a Sunday School Class before moving her membership to Follis Chapel Methodist Church in 1972 where she also taught a Sunday School Class.
Besides her husband, she leaves four daughters, Shelley Baker and Gail Greene, both of Trenton, June Edwards of Alamo and Brenda Crain of Memphis; three sons, Jimmy Milligan, Gary Milligan and Sammy Milligan, all of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Willie M. Harrison of Chicago and Lillian Moore of Memphis; a brother, James Breece of Humboldt; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MARGARET LANCASTER HEATH
Funeral services for Margaret Virginia Morgan Lancaster Heath, 80, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Trevis Otey, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Heath, widow of William P. Lancaster and J. H. Heath, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Virginia Henry in Buffalo, New York, after a short illness.
She was born in Farmington, West Virginia, daughter of the late W. A. and Maggie Morgan, moved to Gibson County about 60 years ago and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Heath was a 60-year member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 361, a past OES matron and a charter member of the Upper West Tennessee Matrons and Patrons Club.
She was a past president of the state American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, serving as coordinator for the Girls State program, and a past president of the local Business and Professional Women's Club. She belonged to the Trenton Arts and Crafts Club and was a past president of the Cancer Unit.
Besides her daughter, she leaves two sons, Henry Allen Lancaster of Trenton and William Paschal Lancaster of Chesapeake, Virginia; two stepdaughters, Katherine Hastings of Jackson and Martha Knight of Crescent City, California; five sisters, Hazel Bennett and Laura Lee Bennett, both of Chesapeake, Juanita Moore of Norfolk, Virginia, Elizabeth Paul of Syn, North Carolina and Lula Green [print smeared & hard to read] of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a brother, Norville Morgan of Rogersville, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

WINFORD A. CASH
Funeral services for Winford A. Cash, 66, were held Wednesday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Allen and Dr. Robert Brown officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery near Trenton.
Mr. Cash, a retired insurance salesman, died Saturday night at Gibson General Hospital after an 11-week illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County, served in the Navy during World War II and worked for Home Beneficial Insurance Co. 25 years before retiring.
Mr. Cash was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the Administrative Board and as Sunday school secretary.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Baird Cash; a daughter, Myra Cash Kalahar of Brandon, Mississippi; a son, Reb. Phil B. Cash of Columbus, Georgia; three sisters, Mrs. Paris Norman of Rutherford, Mrs. Rosco Potenza of Trenton and Mrs. H. L. Whitwell of Hollywood, Florida; two brothers, Ray Cash of Bradford and Billy Cash of Milan; and two grandchildren.

LEON 'SONNY' BUCHANAN
Funeral services for Leon "Sonny" Buchanan, 48, were held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Buchanan, a disabled Army veteran, died Monday night at Gibson General Hospital after an illness.
He was a Trenton native and a member of American Legion Post 200, the W.J.O. Lee Elks Lodge and First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta Buchanan; three daughters, Phyllis Goport of Dallas, Tracii Buchanan and Marlowe Skinner, both of Trenton; four sons, Leon M. Buchanan, Jr., Jarreld Skinner and Jeffery Skinner, all of Trenton, and Lawrence Sain of Humboldt; two sisters, Mary B. Hansbro of Trenton and Barbara Ann Buchanan of Pensecola, Florida; and three grandchildren.
Baskerville Funeral Home was in charge.

LIPTOCK INFANT
Graveside services for James Randall Liptock, Jr., 2 day-old son of James and Sharon Liptock, were held Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Humboldt with Humboldt Funeral Home in charge.
The baby was born Wednesday morning at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and died Thursday morning at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Also surviving are grandparents, Mrs. Helen M. Smith of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. Inman of Jackson and Richard Liptock of Birmingham, Alabama, and great-grandparents, Mrs. Helen M. Peters of Tareytown, Mississippi, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby White of Trenton, Mayor Marlon Hawks of Humboldt and Mrs. Lida Sue Hayes of Gibson.


12 December 1991
MARY FRAN LUCKEY BARRIX - Humboldt
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Fran Luckey Barrix, 80, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Hunt Funeral Home with burial in White Rose Cemetery in Gibson.
Mrs. Barrix died Tuesday, December 3, at University Hospital in Plantation, Florida. She was a member of Plantation United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Langford of Plantation, Florida; a son, Jerry Luckey Barrix of Trenton; two sisters, Louise Cooper of Humboldt and Doris Ann Robinson of Lavinia; a brother, Joe Luckey, Jr. of Humboldt; four grandchildren, and two step grandchildren.

LAWRENCE EDWARD BROWNING - Rutherford
Funeral services for Lawrence Edward Browning, 65, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 5, at Rutherford Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in Rutherford Cemetery. Karnes & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Browning, a retired agriculture pilot and carpenter, died Tuesday in Union City. He was a member of Rutherford Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Browning of Rutherford; a daughter, Ann Browning of Milan; two sons, Dudley Browning of Milan and Allen Browning of Memphis; his stepmother, Laverne Browning of Milan; three stepsons, Charles Eddings and Tim Eddings, both of Rutherford, and Larry Eddings of Jackson; a sister, Ada Mai Cook of Goose Creek, South Carolina; two grandchildren, and two step grandchildren.

MARIE PAULINE JEWELL WRIGHT - Rutherford
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Pauline Jewell Wright, 77, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, at Karnes & Son Funeral Home with burial in Rutherford Cemetery.
Mrs. Wright, a retired teacher, was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. M. Wright.
Survivors include a son, Mack Wright of Longwood, Florida; three sisters, Nona Appleton of Newport, Arkansas, Marji Lumpkin of Camden, and Sue Grouse of Perry, Florida; four brothers, Grover C. Jewell of Milan, Waymon Jewell and Buddy Jewell, both of Rutherford, and James Jewell of Chicago, and five grandchildren.

HARRY EDWARD ABERNATHY
Harry Edward Abernathy, 62, a resident of Cimarron, New Mexico, formerly of Trenton, died at his home November 24 following a short illness. His ashes will be returned to Trenton for burial at a later date.
Mr. Abernathy was a retired school teacher, artist and pilot. An active community leader, he served on the school board, housing authority, and other governmental agencies in Cimarron.
He was a Mason serving as Senior Grand Deacon of Free and Accepted Masons of the state of New Mexico. He was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church in Cimarron.
He is survived by his wife, Lou; three sons, Norman Clay Abernathy of Clovis, New Mexico, Paul Abernathy of Springer, New Mexico, and Mark Abernathy of Italy; a daughter, Diana Cox of Phoenix, Arizona; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Abernathy of Trenton; a sister, Mrs. Betty Arnold of Trenton, and five grandchildren. A brother, Russell Abernathy, preceded him in death in June of this year.

GRACIE THELMA JARNIGIN
Funeral services for Mrs. Gracie Thelma Jarnigin, 84, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Mayfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Jarnigin, a retired school cafeteria cook, died Monday, December 9, at Regional Hospital in Jackson. She was a member of Eaton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Demetra Dedman and Marjorie Porter, both of Trenton; four sons, John William Jarnigin, Buddy Jarnigin and Ronnie Jarnigin, all of Trenton, and Lloyd Jarnigin of Flint, Michigan; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

JAMES CHESTER PARK - Trimble
Funeral services for James Chester Park, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. W. H. Forolopous and Bro. Jack Hilliard officiating. Burial was in Dyer County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Park, a farmer, died Saturday, December 7, at Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg. He was a member of Trimble First Baptist Church and was a U. S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mable Park of Trimble; a daughter, Mrs. Janet Street of Jackson; a son, Jamie Park of Newbern; a half-sister, Mrs. Martha Dean Marcus of Greenfield; and two grandchildren.

EDWARD "PAP" BAKER
Funeral services for Edward "Pap" Baker, 70, were held at 9 a.m. Friday, December 6, at Shelton Funeral Home with Dr. Trevis Otey officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mr. Baker, an electric mechanic, died Tuesday, December 3, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis King Baker of Trenton; four daughters, Patricia Frame, Susan Baker and Melody Gordon, all of Trenton, and Sherry Poe of Reno, Nevada; three sons, Charles "Sonny" Baker of Trenton, Jerry Baker of Washington, D. C., and Jeffrey Baker of Korea, and 13 grandchildren.

RAYMOND HARRISON WASHAM
Funeral services for Raymond Harrison Washam, 76, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 5, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Washam, a farmer, died Tuesday, December 3, at Gibson General Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Inman Washam of Trenton; two sons, Joe Washam of Trenton and Raymond Washam of Bradford; a brother, J. W. Washam of Milan; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

LURLA FERN RAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Lurla Fern Ray, 79, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with John Agnew and Marlon Stevens officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Ray, a retired Milan Arsenal employee, died Thursday, December 5, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Kinton Ray.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Williams of Brazil and Ann Harber of Memphis, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

GERALDINE SEAT BURNETT
Funeral services for Mrs. Geraldine Seat Burnett, 60, were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, at First Baptist Church with burial in Ward Cemetery.
Mrs. Burnett, librarian at Trenton Middle School, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Burnett, Sr.; three sons, Keith Burnett and Eric Burnett, both of Clarksville, and Walter Burnett of Hartford, Connecticut, and her mother Carrie B. Seat of Gibson.


GERTIE LEE DODD GENTRY
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertie Lee "Tootie" Dodd Gentry, 57, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 9 at First Baptist Church with Rev. James H. Stewart officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery with Baskerville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gentry, who worked for many years in restaurants, died Thursday, December 5. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Gentry; a daughter, Sonia Faye Dodd of Trenton; a son, Charles Dodd of Nashville; three sisters, Lillian Dodd of Trenton, Berneice Roberson of Chicago, and Martha Bowles of South Bend, Indiana; and two grandchildren.

ROBERT ZACHARY TAYLOR PENN
Graveside services for Zachary Taylor Penn were held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 6, at Oakland Cemetery.
The infant died at Gibson General Hospital.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Virginia Penn of Trenton; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maule of Trenton and Virginia Maule of Glenn Burnie, Maryland, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Penn of Trenton.

PHYLLIS ANN FISHER - Dyer
Funeral services for Mrs. Phyllis Ann Fisher, 38, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, December 9, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Trenton. Shelton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Fisher, a student at Newbern Vocational School, died Saturday, December 7, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Danny Fisher of Dyer; two daughters, Sherry Dianne Fisher and Kimberly Ann Fisher, both of Dyer; a son, William Bradley Fisher of Dyer; two sisters, Patsy Morris of Greenfield and Theresa Knox of Dyer; and three brothers, Larry Gant of Bradford, Jerry Gant of Rutherford, and Donald Gant of Greenfield.


21 April 1994
RUBY POTEET
Funeral services for Ruby Baugus Poteet, 87, were held Saturday at Doris Chapel Church of Christ. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Poteet, a retired school teacher died Friday at Gibson General Hospital. She was a member of Doris Chapel Church of Christ.
She was preceeded [sic] in death by her husband, Willie Herbert Poteet.
She is survived by a son, Lanny Poteet and three grandchildren, Lanny Poteet, Jr., Michael Poteet, and Susan Poteet.

ERNESTINE HURT
Graveside services were held Monday at Oakland Cemetery for Mary Ernestine Hurt.
Mrs. Hurt, 85, a retired production worker for Trenton Mills, died Sunday at Oak Hill Germantown Nursing Home in Memphis. She lived in Memphis but was formerly of Trenton and was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceeded [sic] in death by her husband Edwin Hurt in 1978.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Van Horn of Vardaman, MS.

EMILY WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Emily Tyree Williams were held Wednesday at Shelton Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams, 73, died Sunday at Trenton Health Care Center.
She was a member of Doris Chapel Church of Christ.
She was preceeded [sic] in death by her husband Everand Williams in 1985.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Holmes of Florissant, MO and Nancy Wallace of Dyer; four sisters, Elizabeth Thomas of Dyer, Lucille Arnold of Obion, Jennie Morgan of Forest City, AR, Katie Prince of Ridgely; and two grandchildren.

MARY HARPER
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Shelton Funeral Home for Mary Evelyn Harper. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Harper, 60, died Sunday at Humboldt Nursing Home.
She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.
She was preceeded [sic] in death by her husband Ernest Harper, Sr. in 1992.
Survivors include a son, Ernest Harper, Jr. of Jackson; a sister, Mildred Pecht of Houston, TX; three brothers, Elvis Mitchell and Bill Mitchell, both of Trenton; J. R. Mitchell of Fayetteville; and two grandchildren.

ANGELA LITTLETON
Funeral services for Angela Gaye Littleton, 22, were held Tuesday at Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Dyer. Burial was in Bethpage Cemetery in Kenton.
Mrs. Littleton, an employee of Trenton Animal Clinic and former employee of the Bank of Commerce, died from injuries in an early Saturday morning automobile accident.
She was a member of Bethpage Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Steven K. Littleton and a son, Andrew Steven Littleton, both of Dyer; her parents, Jerry and Nancy Neisler of Trenton; and a brother, Jeff Neisler of Trenton.

JEREMY MORAN
Funeral services were held Tuesday at White Ranson Funeral Home in Union City for Jeremy Lee Moran, 18 of Dyer. Burial was in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Moran, an 11th grade student at Gibson County High, died at Gibson General Hospital Saturday following an early morning automobile accident. He was an employee of Subway in Trenton.
He is survived by his parents, Gary Lee Moran and Ruby Nell Moran of Dyer; a brother, Gary Lee Moran, Jr. of Trimble; grandparents, Porter Goff of Union City, Marie Harris of Union City and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Moran of Mayfield; a great grandmother, Opal Marcus of Matthews, MO.

12 May 1999
RAY TOMLIN
Funeral services for Ray Tomlin were held Friday at Shelton Funeral Home. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Tomlin, 46, owner of Ray's BP convenience stores, died Monday at Methodist Volunteer General Hospital in Martin of injuries from a gunshot wound.
Surviving are his wife, Cathy Tomlin; two daughters, Tara Tomlin and Tiffany Tomlin; his parents, Paul Tomlin of Humboldt and Betty Tomlin of Milan; a brother, Hayward Tomlin of Jackson; and a sister, Faye Pinckley of Lexington.

JENNIE BRYANT
Funeral services for Jennie Bryant were held Monday at Williams Funeral Home. Burial was in Campground Cemetery near Bradford.
Mrs. Bryant, 78, a homemaker, died Sunday at Methodist Volunteer Hospital of heart failure.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Harder of Bradford; a brother, Richard Choate of Tiptonville; two sisters, Margaret Carnell of Ridgely and Evely Coe of Puryear.

GLADYS JACKSON
Funeral services for Gladys Evelyn Jackson were held Monday at Shelton Funeral Home. Burial was in Davidson Chapel Cemetery.
Mrs. Jackson, 79, a dietary employee for Gibson General Hospital, died Saturday at Trenton Health Care Center of heart failure.
Surviving are her husband, Roy Jackson of Trenton; a son, Thomas Jackson of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Linda Dodson of Trenton; two sisters, Irene Jones and Hazel Keaton, both of Walls, MS; three grandchildren.

WILLARD TAYLOR
Graveside services for Willard Taylor were held Thursday at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Philadelphis, MS, Ripley Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Taylor, 53, Human Resource Manager at Benchcraft, died Tuesday at his home.
He was a member of Ripley First United Methodist Church. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and was a former band director for Neshoba Central and Ripley School 
Systems for 18 years. 
He was former president of MS Bandmasters Association and a member of Northeast MS Band Directors Association and served as a judge at many band clinics. 
He was former choir director at Ripley First United Methodist Church where he served on various committees.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hoyt Taylor.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Taylor of Ripley; a daughter, Melanie T. Stallings of Oxford; a son, Alan Taylor of Ripley; his mother, Nell Taylor of Trenton; a sister, Brenda Walker of Trenton.
Memorials may be made to Ripley High School Band Hall Building Fund or to Ripley First United Methodist Church.

Trenton Gazette, Thursday, 14 July 1966
MISS CLARA COBLE DIES IN HOSPITAL
Services for Mrs. Clara Coble, 68, were at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hunt Funeral Home with Rev. Wendel Jones and Rev. Fred Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.
Mrs. Coble died late Friday afternoon at the Gibson General Hospital.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She leaves one son, Walter F. Coble of Memphis; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Tackett of Huntsville, Ala., and Mrs. R. B. Case of Memphis; four brothers, E. A. Rushing of Clinton, Ky., and C. B. Rushing, Charles Rushing, and Walter Rushing, all of Humboldt; two sisters, Mrs. Avanell Rushing and Mrs. Clinton Ellis, both of Humboldt; and six grandchildren.


ELDERLY COUNTIAN DIES NEAR KENTON
Mrs. Sally Tilghman, about 95, one of Gibson County's oldest residents, died early Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Red Watson. She is survived also by another daughter, Mrs. J. W. Newmon of Kenton and a sister, Mrs. Abbie Sims, near Rutherford.
Arrangements for services were not available.


The Herald Gazette, Thursday 5 May 1983
PAUL R. CATON
Funeral services for Paul Robert Caton, 81, of Dyer, were held at 2:00 p.m. April 19 at Karnes and Son Funeral Home Dyer Chapel with the Rev. Randall McCartney officiating, and the Rev. Tom Poppy assisting. Burial was in Concord Cemetery.
Mr. Caton died April 17 at Gibson General Hospital after a length illness. He was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dyer. The retired Dyer Fruit Box Company employee was a Mason for 42 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lela Farris Caton of Dyer; a son, Thomas H. Caton of Cheyenne, Wyoming; a daughter, Mrs. Ava Nell McFarland of Dyer; a brother, Howard Caton of Kenton; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Todd of Kenton, Mrs. Verner Turner of Kenton, Mrs. Effie King of Kenton and Mrs. Ruth Bethel of Greenfield; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The Herald Gazette…exact issue date not known…handwritten date on clipping reads 10 Oct 1986 for Mrs. Penn's date of death
MRS. OCIE FULLINGTON
Graveside services for Mrs. Ocie Fullington, 76, were held Sunday at Oakland Cemetery in Trenton with the Rev. Charles Yancey officiating.
Mrs. Fullington, wife of Thomas C. Fullington, Sr., died Tuesday afternoon at Cedar Crest Hospital after a long illness.
A Trenton native, she lived in Kentucky before moving to Humboldt 14 years ago. She and he husband owned and operated a department store in Paris, Kentucky for more than 30 years. She was a member of Humboldt's First United Methodist Church.
Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Dorothy Ann Wolford of Evansville, Indiana; a son, Thomas C. Fullington, Jr. of Georgetown, Kentucky; two sisters, Louise Thorne and Grace George, both of Trenton; a brother, Raymond Batchelor of Trenton; and three grandchildren.
Hunt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MRS. LIZZIE PENN
Funeral services for Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" Penn, 92, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Parson officiating. Burial was in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery near Trenton.
Mrs. Penn, widow of Bernie [should be Vernie] Penn, died Wednesday morning at Forum Convalescent Home after a short illness.
A lifelong Gibson County resident, she was a member of Salem Church.
Surviving are two sons, Dale Penn of Memphis and Wayne Penn of Lake City, Arkansas; four sisters, Bobbie Love and Bertha Crossnoe, both of Trenton, Laverne Johnsey of Jackson, and Betty Faulkner of Nesbitt, Mississippi; a brother, Rufus Thompson of Woodland Mills; one grandchild and a great-grandchild.


The Herald Gazette…exact issue date unknown…handwritten date of 1992 written at top of clipping
KATHY LYNN VAUGHN
Funeral services for Kathy Lynn Vaughn, 34, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Marlon Stephens officiating. Burial was in Bowers Chapel Cemetery.
Miss Vaughn, a waitress and cook, died Sunday, January 19, in Port Orange, Florida.
Survivors include her mother, Betty Hayes Lewis, and stepfather, Billy Lewis, both of Franklin Park, Illinois.

The Herald Gazette, 13 August 1981
A. B. HUGUELEY
Funeral services for A. B. Hugueley, 63, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Karnes and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Birlew officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Rutherford.
Mr. Hugueley died Friday night at Methodist Hospital in Memphis after a long illness.
He was a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church and was a former member of the Gibson County School Board. He was a farmer and landowner.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby C. Hugueley of Rutherford; a daughter, Mrs. Tonya Young of Paris, TN; two sons, Christopher A. Hugueley and Shawn Hugueley, both of Rutherford; and two brothers, Ernest Hugueley of Arlington and Wesley Hugueley of Flagler Beach, Fla.

ALBERT ROGER GILLESPIE
Funeral services for Albert Roger Gillespie, 67, were held Friday at Karnes and Son Funeral Home in Dyer with the Rev. Frank Kemper officiating. Burial was in Rutherford Cemetery.
Mr. Gillespie, a retired engineer, died Wednesday evening at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Gillespie; a son, Charles A. Gillespie of Davenport, Iowa, and seven grandchildren.

MIMI WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Mimi Taylor Williams were incomplete as this issue of the Herald-Gazette went to press.
Mrs. Williams, 32, died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home on Broadfield Manor in Trenton.
Mrs. Williams was the wife of Jimmy Williams, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taylor of Trenton.

DR. MINYARD DEE INGRAM
Funeral services for Dr. Minyard Dee Ingram, Jr., 61, of Franklin, assistant professor of radiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, were held at Franklin Memorial Chapel.
Burial was in Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Ingram, formerly of Nashville, was dead on arrival at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville Hospital Sunday after a heart attack.
A graduate of Battle Ground Academy in 1937, he received his bachelors' degree from Vanderbilt University in 1941 and his medical degree from the School of Medicine there in 1943. He interned in pediatrics at Vanderbilt Hospital and did his residency in surgery at Scott-White Clinic in Temple, Texas.
Ingram practiced general medicine in Woodbury, Tenn., before returning to Vanderbilt in 1948 for a residency in radiology. He was in private practice as radiologist here from 1951 to 1975, when he became director of the Breast Cancer Detection Center, sponsored jointly by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health.
During the ensuing six years, he gained national and international recognition for his administration of the center, and was known as an expert in the field of mammography.
Early this year, he became executive director of medical imaging in the department of radiology at Vanderbilt Hospital, and was also director of outpatient radiology at the hospital.
He was a member of Judson Memorial Church.
He was a member of the Vanderbilt Medical Center Development Council and Vanderbilt University's national committee on wills and trusts, and a lifetime member of the university Chancellor's Council and the Canby Robinson Society of the Medical Center. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Phi Chi medical fraternity.
He also was a member of many medical and scientific societies, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Radiology, the Tennessee Radiological Society, the Southern Medical Association and the Nashville Academy of Medicine.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathryne Bransford Ingram of Franklin; a son, Minyard Dee Ingram III of Franklin; a brother, Joe W. Ingram of Arlington, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. John deLoach [sic] of Jackson and Mrs. Roger Hammer of Westfield, N.Y.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Vanderbilt department of radiology.

The Herald Gazette, date not on clipping but tombstones indicate December 1980
MISS METTIE COLEMAN
Funeral services for Miss Mettie Lou Coleman, 73, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gordon Henderson officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Miss Coleman died Saturday at Gibson General Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Gibson County and a member of the Olive Branch Methodist church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Harold Frazier of Trenton, and two brothers, Neal Coleman of Tupelo, Miss. and John Coleman of Trenton.

RONNIE PITMAN
Funeral services for James Ronnie Pittman, 31, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Shelton Funeral Home with Revs. Bill Dameron and Charles Gallher officiating. Burial was in Eldad Cemetery.
Mr. Pittman, a member of Eldad Baptist Church, was employed by U.P.S.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Blankenship Pittman of Trenton; a daughter, Jaime Pittman of Trenton; a son, Michael Pittman of Trenton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Pittman of Trenton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lockard of Trenton; two sisters, Miss Mary Ann Pittman of Trenton and Miss Beverly Pittman of Trenton; two brothers, Kenneth Pittman of Trenton and Melvin Pittman of Humboldt.

The following is probably from The Gazette but I'm not sure when the name was changed, 3 July 1969
JOE G. GRAVES
Funeral services for Gayle Graves, 38, were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert McCullouth officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Hunt Funeral Home of Trenton in charge.
Mr. Graves died at Gibson General Hospital Wednesday night.
He was an automobile and real estate dealer.
He taught a Sunday School class at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Anna Sue Graves; two sons, Terry Graves and Robin Graves; a daughter, Ginger Graves, all of Trenton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Graves of Trenton; a brother, Argyle Graves of Milan.

The following obituaries are clippings with no dates or newspaper names. They most likely came from the local Trenton paper, which could be The Gazette or The Herald-Gazette. I have checked the cemetery indices and collected the year from the tombstones.

*ELMER RAY - 1974 [this may be from The Jackson Sun, a Jackson, TN newspaper]
Services for Elmer Donald Ray, 44, a construction worker, were at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Hunt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Denzil Dukes and the Rev. W. D. Leach officiating. Burial was in Mayfield Cemetery.
Mr. Ray died Thursday at his home in Huntingdon of injuries suffered in a tractor accident.
He was an Air Force veteran.
Mr. Ray is survived by two sons, Dickey Ray of Wisconsin and Harold Allen Ray of Huntingdon; five daughters, Miss Kimberley Carol Ray, Miss Terry Lynn Ray and Miss Kely Elaine Ray, all of Huntingdon, Miss Donna Gail Ray of West Covina, Calif., and Miss Ritha Lorrain Ray of Covina, Calif.; his father, Finas Ray of Trenton; two brothers, Jack Ray of Atwood and James Ray of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Patty Poole of Tiptonville and Mrs. Brenda Crider of Englewood, Calif.; and his grandfather, Wade Rutledge of Haiti, Mo.
*Transcriptionist's Note: If memory serves me correctly, Donald's nickname was "Hard Head Ray".

FRANCIS LOUISA PALMER……d. 2 July 1975 according to her tombstone
Services for Francis Louisa Palmer*, 81, of Trenton, were held at 2:30, July 3 at Shelton-Holmes Funeral Home with Rev. Glynn Kesterson officiating. Burial was at Double Spring near Milan.
Mrs. Palmer was a member of Union Methodist Church. She was born in Perry County at Linden. She lived in Laneview for 50 years.
She leaves behind her husband, Ray [should be Roy] Palmer; three daughters, Miss Alma Palmer , Trenton, Mrs. Sharpe Hendrix, Memphis, Mrs. Wallace Burns, Humboldt; two brothers, William Carroll Smith, Milan, John Smith, Linden; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
*Tombstone reads Eliza S. Palmer. She was known in our community as Miss Liza Palmer. The "S" is for her maiden name 'Smith' and I believe her name was probably Francis Eliza Smith Palmer but the above obituary was typed as it was printed.

WILLIE H. WARREN……d. 12 October 1979 according to his tombstone
Services for Willie H. Warren, 71, were held October 14 at Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Joe T. Naylor officiated.
Mr. Warren died October 12 at the Parkview Convalescent Center in Dyersburg.
Survivors include his wife, Ellie V. Warren; a daughter, Mrs. Freda James of Humboldt; two sons, John T. Warren of Cleveland, Ohio and Joe Warren of Trenton; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

ROY E. PALMER……d. 10 June 1981 according to his tombstone
Funeral services for Roy E. Palmer, 87, were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. William T. Jowers officiating. Burial was in Double Springs Cemetery near Milan.
Mr. Palmer died Wednesday evening at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
He was a Crockett County native, but had lived in the Laneview community in Gibson County for 54 years. He was the oldest member of Union Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Miss Alma Palmer of Trenton, Mrs. Wilma Hendrix of Memphis and Mrs. Lila Burns of Humboldt; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

FREDERICK GUY HARRISON……d. 1 July 1981 according to his tombstone
Funeral services were held last week at the Salem Baptist Church for Frederick Guy Harrison, 76, who died Wednesday.
Officiating at the service was Rev. David Lindsay. Burial was held in Salem Cemetery.
Mr. Harrison had been a lifelong resident of Gibson County. He was a retired farmer.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Jean Parnell of Trenton and Mrs. Patsy Ann Gray of Lebanon; one son, Billy Guy Harrison of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Josie O'Kain of Joliet, Ill. and Mrs. Elizabeth Hall of Trenton; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

MRS. MARTHA KELLER……d. 1981…tombstone does not include month and day [may be from The Jackson Sun]
Services for Mrs. Martha Louise Keller, 52, will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Follis Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. David Hart and Elizabeth Moody officiating. Burial will be in Oakhaven Memorial Gardens with Shelton Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Keller died Wednesday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long illness.
She was a native of Prescott, Mo. and was retired from Cass Bank of St. Louis. She moved to Trenton about six years ago and was a member of Follis Chapel Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pamela Joe Howell of Trenton; two sisters, Mrs. Jo Lawler of Trenton and Mrs. Alfred Lovins of Cahokia, Ill.; and a grandson.

HARRY COLE……d. 6 Feb 1982 according to his tombstone
Funeral services for Harry Samuel Cole, 52, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 8th, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Elizabeth Moody and Wendell Ordway officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Cole, an employee of the Tennessee Highway Maintenance Department, died Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of Follis Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Dean Cole of Trenton; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Ann Pollard of Trenton; a son, Samuel Eugene Cole of Trenton; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cole of Trenton; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Alexander of Trenton, Mrs. Betty Poteet of Trenton and Mrs. Linda Edwards of Trenton; two brothers, Carl Cole of Trenton and Jackie Cole of Trenton; and two grandchildren.

JERRY GARNER……d. 11 August 1982 according to his tombstone
Funeral services for Jerry Michael Garner, 24, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Shelton Funeral Home with Clyde Yarbro officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Garner died Wednesday afternoon at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center after a long illness.
He was a Trenton native and a member of Pleasant Hill Church of Christ.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Garner of Trenton; a sister, Miss Laura Jane Garner of Trenton; a brother, James Mark Garner of Trenton, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Barber of Humboldt and Mrs. Leona Garner of Bradford.

J. W. PIPKIN……d. 11 July 1983 according to his tombstone
Funeral services for J. W. Pipkin, 57, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shelton Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Garland officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer.
Mr. Pipkin, a retired employee of Dyer Box Factory, died at Veterans Hospital in Memphis on July 11. He was born and reared in Perry County, moving to Gibson County in 1943. He served some three years in the U.S. Army and made his home in Michigan prior to returning to Gibson County in 1957.
He is survived by a son, James Pipkin of Trenton; four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Choate and Mrs. Delphia Williams, both of Trenton, Mrs. Brownie McGee of Dyer, and Mrs. Dean Lomax of Linden; three brothers, Ruford Pipkin, Floyd Pipkin, and Bill Pipkin, all of Trenton.

MRS. BESSIE FREEMAN……d. 1984…tombstone does not include month and day
Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Lawler Freeman, 92, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bob Tipton officiating. Burial was in Oakhaven Memory Garden.
Mrs. Freeman died February 11 at Gibson General Hospital after a short illness.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Calla Parteous of Gainsville, Fla., Mrs. Delia Stephens of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. Wilma Powell of Trenton, and Mrs. Ruth Laster; two sons, Eugene Freeman of Trenton and Jack Freeman of Jamestown, N.D.; a sister, Mrs. Annie Walker of Dyersburg; 19 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandson.