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Karen Jared Parsons, 58, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday (Aug. 19, 2013) at her residence. She was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of Don and Christine Cunningham Jared, who survive. Mrs. Parsons was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, a retired schoolteacher where she influenced and molded the lives of children for 35 years. Mrs. Parsons was a member of the Lincoln County Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Bill Parsons, and a son, Jared Parsons, both of Fayetteville. Visitation was held at Higgins Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family, request memorials be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Donna Jo Bishop, 61, of Fayetteville, died Friday evening (Aug. 16, 2013) in Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mrs. Bishop was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of Pauline Fite Stubblefield and the late Thomas Bishop. She was a homemaker and a member of the McBurg Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Kim Thompson and fiancé, Chadez Griffin, of Huntsville, Ala.; mother, Pauline Stubblefield of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kassidy, Caylann, Daeshawn, Alexia, all of Huntsville; sisters, Charlene Cunningham and husband, Bill, Debbie Dempsey and husband, Paul, both of Fayetteville; brother, Dwight Bishop of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Russell officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wilburn R. Marshall, 83, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (Aug. 8, 2013). Funeral services were conducted Saturday at the Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Huntsville, Ala. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Fayetteville. Spry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joe Lewis “Pete” Mitchell, Jr., 67, of Toney, Ala., died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Taylor officiating. Burial was in Golightly Cemetery, Toney, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Floyd Edward Smith, 89, of Ardmore, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala. with Bro. Alan Hughes and Bro. Steve Hargrove officiating. Burial was in Blanche Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mailene P. Smith, 88, of Fayetteville, died Friday evening (Aug. 16, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Carl L. and Bess Conaway Parks. She worked for Jonathan Logan and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Carla Doss and husband, Ronnie, of Petersburg; grandchildren, Stephen Fitzsimmons and wife, Megan, of Memphis, Chris Doss of Lewisburg, Cathy Patterson of Petersburg; great-grandchildren, Colin Fitzsimmons of Memphis, Houston Welch and Dee Wells, both of Petersburg. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Smith, and brother, Carl L. Parks, Jr. Memorial services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Revs. Van Johnson and Tim Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Medical Center Home Health and Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association or the church of your choice. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.