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Obituaries for March 5 edition

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

Thelma Tedder Hawkins Atnip, 91, of Athens, Ala., died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014) at her home. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Tony Boyles officiating. Graveside services were held Tuesday afternoon in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, Miss. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Jerry Wayne Barnes, 71, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) in Murfreesboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Kate Gautney Barnes. Survivors include his wife, Mary H. Barnes of Murfreesboro; son, Steven Barnes; brothers, David Oliver and the late Carolyn Barnes of Fayetteville, Eugene and Mary Ann Barnes of Smith Grove, Ky.; one sister, Julia Kaye and the late Don Hopper of Pulaski; and several nieces and nephews. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Jo Ann Cannon, 72, of Fayetteville, died Monday morning (Feb. 24, 2014) at St. Thomas Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Cannon was the daughter of the late John Wilson and Ozell Shelton Street. She was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Rocky (Patsy) Cannon of Fayetteville and Mark (Lyn) Cannon of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Logan Cannon, Brayden Cannon, B.J. Cannon and Steven Cannon; five great-grandchildren, Blane Cannon, Bently Cannon, Noah Cannon, AnnaLeigh Cannon and Olivia Cannon; sisters, Doris Ellis and Janice Campbell; and brothers, Jimmy, Joe, Johnny and Robert Street.  Mrs. Cannon was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Cannon, and daughter, Tammy Cannon. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kelso Cemetery beside her husband, J.B. Cannon, who passed away in 2007. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Inez Graham Steed Cheeves, 97, a resident of the Chestnut Ridge Community, died Saturday (March 1, 2014) at her daughter’s home surrounded by family. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Graham and Martha Ellis Kennedy Mitchell Graham. Mrs. Cheeves was retired from Uniroyal and was a member of the Hickory Hill Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul J. Steed, in 1960; second husband, J.C. Cheeves, in 1978; son-in-law, Richard E. Williams, in 1998; and 10 siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Steed Williams of Chestnut Ridge; grandson, Ricky Williams and wife, Lucy, of Fayetteville; granddaughters, Lisa Matlock and husband, Tracy, of Lynchburg, and Sandy Williams of Fayetteville; two great-grandsons, Dakota Matlock and Nathan Matlock, both of Lynchburg; and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Riddle officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens beside her husband, Paul Steed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Hospice Compassus. Hillcrest Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jocelyn McGaughey Cousins, 90, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday morning (Feb. 28, 2014) in Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Newton, Kans., she was the daughter of the late Leander Gilson and Mable Melissa Vogt McGaughey. Mrs. Cousins worked in various school systems in Kansas and Colorado and was a member of the Park City Baptist Church. She was a member of the Elk Valley Crafters, the Huntsville China Painters Guild and a member of the D.A.R. Kings Mountain Messenger. Survivors include a son, Dana Cousins of Brownsboro, Ala.; daughter, Linda Johnson and husband, William, of Taft; three grandchildren, Amanda Osborn and husband, Michael, Jennifer Poole, Heather Palonis and husband, David; and five great-grandchildren, Caleb, Gabriella, Hunter, Jackson and Jazmyn. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Russell officiating. Burial followed in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens beside her husband, Arch Gerald Cousins, who passed away in 2007. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jimmie Doris Franklin, 78, of Ardmore, died Tuesday (Feb. 25, 2014) at Ardmore Care & Rehabilitation Center in Ardmore. Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at Prosperity Cemetery located at Camargo Road with Bro. Derrick Moose officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Harold Heard, 67, of Harvest, Ala., died Thursday (Feb. 27, 2014) at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Edgar “Mr. Ed” Martin, 86, of Kelso, died Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2014) at his residence with his family surrounding him. He was born on July 18, 1927 in Coffee County to the late Ernest and Mae Harmon Martin. Mr. Martin was a retired feed truck driver for M.M. Delap & Sons and was a member of Flintville First Baptist Church. He was a farmer, who enjoyed his cows. He also enjoyed gardening, growing beautiful flowers and riding his golf cart with his grandchildren. Mr. Martin shared his home and love with several foster children. He was always ready for company and would greet you with a smile. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Betty Lou Martin, and his wife of 13 years, Ruth Colbert; granddaughter, April Dawn Reeves; sisters, Annie Mae Rogalle and Nancy Sherrill; and brother, Ralph Martin. Mr. Martin is survived by daughters, Pam and Jackie Reeves of Flintville, Donna and Ronald Bailey of Fayetteville, Cheryl and Butch Wicks of Flintville, Amy Land and husband, Tony Williams, of Kelso; son, Tim and Vickie Martin of Hazel Green, Ala.; sisters, Mary West and Ernestine Scott; brothers, Howard Martin and James Martin; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeff Hunter, David and Edie Martin, Adam and Michelle Reeves, Marcus Reeves, Waylon and Kristen Wicks, Kandi and Chad Wright, LeAnne and Brett Tritch, Rodney and Rebekah Bailey, Dustin “D-Mart” Martin and Joseph Skyler Land; and 18 great-grandchildren. The family would like to give special thanks to Ruth Davis and Hospice. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in the Chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Milton Martin officiating. Burial was in Flintville Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Judith Ann Jean Shelton, 71, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday (March 1, 2014) at Alive Hospice of Nashville. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Melvin Jean and Mattie A. Clem McMunn. She was a secretarial clerk and a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her son, James Royce Shelton, Jr., of Lynnville; daughters, Teresa Ann Davis and husband, Jeff, of Athens, Ala., Sharon Denise McGee and husband, Keith, of Fayetteville; brothers, Wayne Jeans and wife, Evelyn, of Fayetteville, Pete McMunn and wife, Sharon, of Ringold, Ga.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside service was conducted Monday afternoon at Riverview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. “I would rather have one little rose from the garden of a friend than to have the choicest flowers when my stay on earth must end. I would rather have a pleasant word in kindness said to me than flattery when my heart is still, and life has ceased to be. I would rather have a loving smile from friends I know are true than tears shed ‘round my casket when to this world I bid adieu. Bring me all your flowers today, whether pink or white or red; I’d rather have one blossom now than a truckload when I’m dead.” ~ Anonymous. Higgins Funeral Home assisted the family.