Obituaries for Feb. 6 edition

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Dorothy Anthony, 84, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at Donalson Care Center. She was born on May 20, 1928, in Columbus, Ga., to the late Boyd and Madie Randall Harris. Mrs. Anthony was a seamstress at Jonathan Logan and of the Baptist Faith. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Anthony. She is survived by daughters, Ellen Flynn of Park City, Carol Fuller of Fayetteville; sons, Brian Poarch of Jackson, Ga. Mark Poarch of Helen, Ga.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in Wrights Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Johnson officiating. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou Beach, 96, of Toney, Ala., passed away on Saturday (Feb. 2, 2013) at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Athen Thomas Bean, III, 43, of Tullahoma, died Thursday (Jan. 31, 2013) at Harton Regional Medical Center. He was a machine operator at Tennessee Apparel.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie Myrtle Bean; sister, Deborah Taylor; and brother, Don Bean. Survivors include his wife, Wendy Bean of Tullahoma; sons, Princeton Kennerly of McMinnville, Zachary Bean of Fayetteville and Tommy Hite of Estill Springs; father, Athen Thomas Bean, Jr., of Winchester; brother, James Kincherlow of Patterson, N.J.; sisters, Beverly Wilkerson and Teresa “Punkin” Carden of Estill Springs, Jimmie Cheryl Taylor and Annette Mosley of Winchester and Joy Bean of Tullahoma; and granddaughter, Harmoni Kennerly.  Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 1st Ave NW, Winchester. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, at Friendship Tabernacle in Cowan with interment at Hill Cemetery. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.

Margie Helen Fanning Burton, 83, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at Harton Regional Medical in Tullahoma. She is survived by her husband, Clifford “Tip” Burton, of 65 years; son, Melvin Burton and his wife, Joyce; daughter, Kaye Eslick and her husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Jeremy and Holly Burton; and great-grandson, Avery, all of Moore County. She is also survived by brothers, Willbern and Clyde Fanning; sisters, Clara V. Russell and Opal Cassey, all of Moore County; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chaney and Della Fanning. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lynchburg Church of Christ. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Logan officiating. Burial followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. For online guest registry, please visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Brandy Michelle George, 29, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Jan. 25, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. George was a native of Franklin County, the daughter of Randy and Betty Jean Pogue. She was a LPN at Donalson Care Center. She is survived by her husband, Alan George of Fayetteville; daughter, Emma Grace George; parents, Randy and Betty Jean Pogue of Flintville; brother, Jason Pogue of Flintville; grandparents, Mary Louise Wright of Fayetteville, Charles and Shirley Pogue, Jr., of Elora; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Sister Carol Holt officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jane Gunter, 95, of Frankewing, died Thursday evening (Jan. 31, 2013) at her residence. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Gunter was the daughter of the late James K. and Melvie Minatree Poston. She was a retired supervisor with Serbin Fashions and a member of the McBurg Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Gary Gunter of McBurg; grandchildren, Tricia Williams and husband, Jack, of Kelso, Christie Schnied of Fayetteville, Kevin Adams of McBurg; and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gunter was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Adams. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Monty Franklin officiating. Burial followed in Wrights Cemetery beside her husband, Woodrow Gunter. Memorials may be made to the McBurg Methodist Church. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tonya Hobbs, 34, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday (Jan. 27, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. Ms. Hobbs was born Dec. 7, 1978 in Lincoln County to Arthur Lee and LaRita Eakins Pitts. She was an LPN at Christian Care Center and was a member of Kingdom Hall. She is survived by daughters, Kayla Alexis Hobbs, Nyla Lynn Hobbs; parents, Arthur Lee and LaRita Pitts of Fayetteville; sister, Desirae and Chris Lambert of Fayetteville; aunts, Aedele Grayer of Chicago, Ill., Louise Hampton, Bertha A. McClure, Barbara Ann and James Gregory, Dora and Willie Dangerfield, Ronnette and John R. Thompson, all of Fayetteville; uncles, Freddie Moorehead, Charles Moorehead, both of Fayetteville, Cedric Eakins of Huntsville, Ala., James R. and Regina Whitaker of Fayetteville, Victor Dixon of Lewisburg; great-aunt, Annie May Whitaker of Fayetteville; special friend, Demesia Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Jane Jeans, 79, of Fayetteville died Sunday (Feb. 3, 2013) at her home after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and former employee of Lee Manufacturing of Fayetteville. Mrs. Jeans was the daughter of the late Dee and Sammie Beechboard Fox. She is survived by her husband, Bobby D. Jeans; a son, Bobby Ray (Anita) Jeans; and a daughter, Margaret Ann Sullenger of Fayetteville; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Shelbyville, with Dave Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Hillcrest Funeral Home, Inc., in charge of arrangements.

John Mark Jones, 57, of Fayetteville, died Sunday morning (Jan. 27, 2013) at Vanderbilt Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, Mr. Jones was the son of the late Joe Elvis Jones and Wilma Carter Selvidge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a retired electrical technician with NASA. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Shelia Brooks Jones of Fayetteville; children, Christen Jones and John Barrett Jones, both of Fayetteville, and Lindsey Ray Fisher of Huntsville; two grandchildren, Caiden Allen Fisher and Elliot Jude Fisher; two brothers, Joe Matthew Jones and Phillip Michael Jones, both of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Cheri Jobe officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

John Michael Parks, 40, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Jan. 21, 2013). He is survived by a daughter, Savannah Parks; mother, Melba Morris Parks, and father, Dr. Calvin H. Parks; sisters, Sarah Branch, Melissa Casserly and Jennifer Hancock; and grandparents, John and Margaret Morris of Lawrenceburg. Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4 until 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 210 North Elk Avenue, Fayetteville. Memorial donations may be made in honor of John to Junior’s House, 704 Maple Street West, Fayetteville, Tenn., 37334.

Ernest Lee Pelham, 62, of Huntsville, Ala., died Sunday (Jan. 27, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. Memorial services were conducted Thursday evening in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Everbell Pullen, 84, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Jan. 18, 2013) at Lincoln Care Center. She was born on April 27, 1928, in Giles County to the late Matthew and Ruby Inman Pullen. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia Ruth Thomas; sisters, Mathie Black, Adna Reese, Opal Lee Howard; and brothers, Press Pullen, Maso Pullen and Albert Pullen. She is survived by a sister, Fannie Buchanan of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Edward and Demetrius Thomas, both of Fayetteville; special nephew, Henry Buchanan of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday (Jan. 22) in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Craig Carmichael officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Irene Shelton, 92, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Feb. 3, 2013) in Lincoln Care Center. A native of Davidson County, she was the daughter of the late Tully Martin and Lela Mae Arney Reed. She was retired from Serbin Fashions and a member of the Molino Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Robert Louis Shelton and wife, Pat, of Fayetteville, Ethel Mae Hindman of Fayetteville and Connie Martin Higgins and husband, Bobby Joe, of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Yvonne Shelton of Douglasville, Ga.; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Leonard Shelton; parents, Tully Martin and Lela Mae Reed; son, Bennie Dean Shelton; son-in-law, Kenneth Hindman; and brothers, Gene Reed, James Reed and Charles Reed. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p. m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. David England officiating. Burial will be follow in Lebanon Cemetery beside her husband, Roy Leonard Shelton, who passed away in 1999. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lurlean “Nanny” Shull, 98, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2013) at her residence. She was born March 15, 1914 in Lincoln County to the late Roy and Mary Moorehead Hall. She was a nurse’s aide and was a longstanding member of St. Paul AME Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, William Green Shull; daughter, Barbara Shull Jones; sons, Joe Mitchell Shull, William Glenn Shull; and brother, Roy Hall, Jr. She is survived by daughter, Lucy S. Conner of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Jerry and Calinda Shull of Fayetteville, Ray Kenneth Shull of Bloomfield, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Reginald Conner, Kimberly Conner, Derrick Shull, Ja’inda Shull, Jeri Shull, Bernard Shull, Justin Dansby, Nolan Shull, Willa Shull, Deborah Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Tana, Rachel, Raymon, Reggie Jr., Louis, Jaylen and Rshiem. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Chris Grizzard officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jean F. Simmons, 80, of Frankewing, died Friday (Feb. 1, 2013) at Donalson Care Center. Mrs. Simmons was a native of Jefferson County, Ala., the daughter of the late Hester and Edna Hannah Linn Fikes. She was a bookkeeper and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Sarah Jo Scarborough. She is survived by her husband, Loyd Simmons of Frankewing; three daughters, Linn and Albert Irth of Winchester, Ky., Sarah Winsett of Frankewing, Nancy Simmons of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Wrights Cemetery with Elder Harless Hale officiating. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence “Axe” Storey, 86, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Feb. 1, 2013) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Storey was the son of the late Jones Calvin and Annie Hencie Stevenson Storey. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, retired from Ryder as a mechanic and was a member of the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Tony Storey and wife, Laverne, Paul Storey and wife, Kym, and Todd Storey and wife, Jill, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Curtis Storey, Monica Guthrie, Alicia Storey, Ashton Storey, Cortney Storey; and one great-grandchild, Lawrence Asa-Gray Guthrie. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Albert Lee Warren, 88, of Kelso, died Saturday (Feb. 2, 2013) at Donalson Care Center. He was born on Jan. 25, 1925, in Lincoln County to the late Neal and Mamie Murray Warren. Mr. Warren was employed at Amana, served in the United States Army during World War II, where he was awarded the Purple Heart medal, and was of the Church of Christ faith. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Warren; sisters, Vicie Gray, Lucy Breeden, Geraldine Warren; brothers, Marvin Warren, Ernest Warren and Henry Warren. He is survived by daughters, Brenda Diane Waller of Sparta, Joyce Lynn and Joe Brandon of Fayetteville; sons, Phillip Anthony and Mary Lou Warren of Spring City, Lee Allen and Johnnie Warren and David Earl and Donna Warren, both of Kelso; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Don Wilkes, 87, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2013) in Donalson Care Center following a long illness. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Lawson Joseph and Dora Mai Groce Wilkes. Mr. Wilkes was a retired farmer and a carpenter and was a member of the Booneville United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Nell Ray Bearden Wilkes of Fayetteville; three daughters, Patsy Jo Moore and husband, John, of Winchester, Barbara Ann Groce and husband, Jerry, of Roxboro, N.C., and Brenda Mai Wilkes of Fayetteville; and one grandchild, Brent Wilkes Groce and wife, Rachel, of Roxboro; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilkes was preceded in death by an infant son, Jerry Ray Wilkes, and a sister, Nancy Lane. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bill Askins, Brent Wilkes Groce and the Rev. David Arrington officiating. Burial followed in the Booneville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Will Gault, Billy Martin, Calvin Thompson, Bob Hinson, George Feathers and Curtis Ashby. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Jean, Phil Rives and Ben Brooks. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Booneville United Methodist Church or the Parkinson’s Association.  Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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