Our Obituaries

Nancy Armstrong Holcomb

January 18, 1938 - January 28, 2018


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Janice Kim Litzow

February 12, 1959 - January 27, 2018


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Laura Lee Giardina

August 13, 1960 - January 27, 2018


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Melvin Bernard Greth

July 8, 1946 - January 27, 2018

Mel died Saturday morning suddenly at his home. Mel was born in Lancaster PA 7/8/46. Served our country in the Navy. He retired from Sedgwick 1/1/2014. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, Pop-pop, a devoted and a Parrothead. Mel was survived byWife Bettie Greth (Hemmer)ChildrenJennifer Minnick (Greth) Jeff Greth (Joy) Jason GrethGrand ChildrenKathryn, Mercy, Ashley Alex, TylerKerri...
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Charles M. Atwill

January 29, 1949 - January 25, 2018

Charles Mark Atwill Sr. was born in Sandston, Virginia on January 29, 1949 to Charles Beaman Atwill and Mary Lynn Cross, who precede him in death. He passed on January 25, 2018 at the age of 68. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Jane Atwill, with whom he moved to Memphis in 1982 and married in 1986. He is also survived by his son, Chas Atwill, daughter Hailey Atwill Layrock (Eriole...
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Paul J. Reding

June 15, 1957 - January 25, 2018

Paul Joseph Reding, 60, passed away January 25, 2018. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who always went out of his way to help friends and people he met along life's journey. Mr. Reding was owner of Keyboards Black and White.He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Gregory Reding and Dorothy Troutt Reding; sister, Robin Reding and two, brothers, Dan Reding and Steve Reding.He...
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Betty Jo Metts

January 16, 1939 - January 25, 2018

BETTY JO METTSJanuary 16, 1939 - January 25, 2018Betts Jo Metts, age 79, of Memphis passed away on January 25, 2018, in Memphis, Tennessee. Visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home , at 5599 Poplar Avenue, Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral service will be held at Memphis Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Memphis Funeral Home and...
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William H. Wardle

September 30, 1926 - January 24, 2018


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Michael N. Edwards

September 8, 1949 - January 19, 2018

Michael Norman Edwards, 68, passed away at his home, following a long illness, January 19, 2018. He was an avid outdoorsman, who also enjoyed NASCAR, sprint car and was a fan of Oregon athletics. He had retired from Flow Serve Corporation, was a born-again believer and a member of the Steve and Ellie Marcum Life Group of Bellevue Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, brother, uncle and friend...
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Elden Exchavez Minguez

October 18, 1959 - January 19, 2018

Elden Exchavez Minguez, age 58, of Cordova, Tennessee passed away on Friday January 19, 2018. Elden was born October 18, 1959. A visitation and reception for Elden will be held Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. A funeral service will occur Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN...
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Joan Lyles Higbee

January 24, 1924 - January 19, 2018


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Charles Wesley Clevenger

September 7, 1962 - January 19, 2018


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Nell Terry Watts

July 21, 1917 - January 19, 2018

Nell T. Watts, 100, of Memphis, passed away peacefully at her home. Born on July 21, 1917, in Donaldsonville, LA, to the late Frank and Minnie Terry, Nell spent most of her life in Memphis. She graduated from Southside High School, where she met the love of her life, Walter Thomas "Bud" Watts II. Too young to marry legally in Tennessee, they went to Marion, Arkansas and began their life...
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Mary Jane Monroe

September 19, 1924 - January 18, 2018

Mary Jane Estes Monroe, 93 of Memphis passed away on January 18, 2018, at Kirby Pines Retirement Community. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Monroe and her parents Wilbur W. and Jeanette V. Estes. She was a graduate of Memphis State University with a bachelor of science degree, and a retired navy nurse who held the rank of Commander. Mrs. Monroe attended Bellevue Baptist Church....
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Toya Louise Lovinggood

April 18, 1933 - January 17, 2018

Toya Catone Lovinggood, 84, loving wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, ardent friend to those she touched, passed away at the Memphis Jewish Home from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. A lifelong Memphian, Toya graduated with the class of 1952, Central High School, and she held memberships with Lindenwood Christian Church and Hope Presbyterian. She was preceded in death by her grandson,...
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Richard D. Miller

December 30, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Richard Dwight Miller, M.D., 86, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on January 14th, 2018. The funeral service will be held at 2 PM on January 17th, 2018 at Memphis Funeral Home at Poplar and I-240. Visitation will be held at 1 PM on January 17th, 2018 at the same location. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Dr. Miller was born in Henderson, Texas on December 30th, 1931. He graduated from...
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Floyd Clayton Lesley

May 7, 1931 - January 13, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Wilma S. Lucchesi

October 15, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Wilma, 91, passed away January 12 at the Ave Maria Home in Bartlett, TN. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, always cherishing time with family above all else. Wilma was the devoted wife of Silvio Lucchesi from 1946 until his death in 2005. She is survived by sons Ron Lucchesi (Sandra) and William Lucchesi (Jill), and daughter, Annette Lucchesi. She is also survived by eight...
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John H. Morris III

January 10, 1931 - January 12, 2018

Memphis TN - John H. "Jack" Morris III, died Friday, January 12, 2018, two days after his 87th birthday. Although he had developed health problems natural for his age, his death was sudden. On Thursday he was at work, in his office at Jack Morris Auto Glass, where he had been most every business day since 1955. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jane; two sisters, Ann Heffernan and Carole...
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Mary Ann Barton

January 2, 1947 - January 12, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Michael Ralph Marshall

January 30, 1945 - January 11, 2018

Dr. Michael Ralph Marshall of Germantown, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2018 at the age of 72. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and whose lives he touched.A distinguishing characteristic of Mike is that he could accomplish anything that he set his mind to. His unique ability to determine how to be successful, regardless of the task at hand, served him well...
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Felix A. Norris

August 14, 1930 - January 11, 2018

Felix A. Norris, 87, passed away January 11, 2018. A graduate of Whitehaven High School, Mr. Norris attended Memphis State University. He served during the Korean War with the famous Millington-based Squadron VF 791 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Boxer. Mr. Norris was a long-time employee of Orgill Brothers and a past president of the Memphis Hardware and Houseware Club. He was an active member...
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Charles Carver Piper

January 6, 1956 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Floyd Leroy Morgan

May 27, 1932 - January 8, 2018

On January 8, 2018, Mr. Floyd L. Morgan passed away in Memphis, TN at the age of 85. Left to morn his passing, his beloved wife of 63 years, Ruby N. Morgan. Fond memories of him are with his three children, Pamela Reynolds of Marion, AR, Anthony L. Morgan of San Diego, CA and Michael R. Morgan of Memphis, TN. He leaves three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren as well.During his wonderful...
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Dorothy Louise Roll

January 6, 1930 - January 7, 2018

Dorothy Spencer Roll, 88, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018. Dorothy was born on January 6, 1930 and resided in Memphis, TN. She is survived by her beloved brother, Charles Thomas Spencer and his wife Bobbie. Dorothy has gone to heaven to join her husband, Bobby Lee Roll, her parents Thomas Elmo Spencer and Wincie Oglesby Spencer, her sisters, Virleen Woodall, Elizabeth Emerson, Eleanora...
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Della Frances Franklin

October 6, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Della Francis Bledsoe Franklin, 86 of Moscow, Tennessee, passed away peacefully in her home Friday, January 5, 2018. Mrs. Franklin was a member of First Baptist Church of Collierville, a Past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star, McLemore Avenue Lodge, Chapter 265 of Memphis, Tennessee, and retired from The Regional Medical Center of Memphis. She is survived by her daughter, Karen S. Silver...
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Dorothy Phillips

January 10, 1919 - January 2, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Wayne Everett Schmuhl

December 25, 1930 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Joe T. Baxter

October 1, 1925 - December 31, 2017

Roy Thomas "Joe" Baxter, age 92, passed away on December 31, 2017. Born on October 1, 1925 in Akron, OH, Joe was raised in Lawrence County, TN. He was a member of the church of Christ, a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and he retired from MLGW. An accomplished singer and songleader, Joe's other interests included golf, bowling, and tending to his yard. Mr. Baxter was preceded...
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Joan Marie Higgins

September 13, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Joan Marie Higgins, formerly of Germantown, TN, died a peaceful death surrounded by loved ones in St. Petersburg, FL, on December 30, 2017. She was 89 years old.Joan was born on September 13, 1928, in Cambridge, MA, and graduated from St. Mary High School and Burdett College of Business. She enjoyed successful stints in the banking and retail industries while raising five children in Waltham, MA;...
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Jack Lee Davis

December 27, 1938 - December 28, 2017

On Thursday, December 28th, 2017, Jackie Lee Davis, husband, father, grandfather, brother, passed away at the age of 79 years just one day after we celebrated his birthday. Jack will be remembered by his wife Karen, his daughter Beth and her husband Jon, his mother in-law Dillon and his grandchildren, Abigail, Lola and Max. Jack will also be remembered by so many of his golfing buddies and good...
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Thomas Howard Miles

September 9, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Thomas Howard MilesGermantown, TNMaj. Thomas Howard Miles (US Army Retired), 79, passed away December 25th 2017. He was born September 9, 1938 in Memphis, TN to Thomas Howard Miles Sr. and Edna Cox Miles. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as one sister, Marilyn Toye Camp. He leaves his loving wife of 36 years, Norma Schwam Miles; one step-son, Walter Smalley, step-daughters, Kathye...
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Rita A. Zerbe

February 8, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Rita A. Zerbe, of Germantown, TN died on December 22, 2017. She was the daughter of Bertha & Martin Starczewski and was born in Utica, New York. Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband, Colonel Franklin E. Zerbe, USAF, Retired. Rita's employment was mainly in the hotel field. She was employed by the Waldorf Astoria and Commodore Hotels in New York City. She also worked as an airline...
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Dulcie Jane Waskom Helm

December 20, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Odell McGuire

June 27, 1925 - December 20, 2017

Odell "Buster" McGuire, age 92, of Memphis, TN passed away on Wednesday December 20, 2017. Odell was born June 27, 1925 in Woodworth, LA to Della and Jack McGuire. Odell was preceded in death by his loving wife, Matilene. Buster was a U.S. Navy Vetr-eran of World War II, and he was devoted to serving God. Mr. McGuire was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Visitation will begin at 12...
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Richard James Larson

August 8, 1942 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Alma Nerene Marcom

August 23, 1921 - December 18, 2017


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Dorothy B. May

July 27, 1927 - December 18, 2017

Dorothy Basden May, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed to her Heavenly home on December 18, 2017, having celebrated her 90th birthday in July. After marrying the love of her life, the late James A. May, in 1945, she enjoyed a career at Leader Federal Bank, then became the manager of the Townhouse Apartments on Central Avenue. While also raising their two children, Linda Kiss (Richard) and Steve May ...
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Rose Webb Owen

July 14, 1922 - December 18, 2017

Rose Webb Owen, age 95, died December 18, 2017 at Highland Terrace at Midtown in Memphis, where she had resided for the past 8 years. Rose, widow of David Owen, is survived by her daughter, Judy Owen, of Ventura, California, and son, Kent Owen and his wife Cindy, of Powhatan, Arkansas.Rose was born and raised on a family farm in Dyer County, Tennessee. After graduating from high school in 1940,...
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James Earl Cox

August 9, 1916 - December 16, 2017

James Earl Cox (Jimmy) passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017. He was born August 9, 1916 in Paducah, KY; celebrated his 101st birthday this past summer. Jimmy became a devoted Memphian when he moved here as a young man, graduating from South Side High School in 1934. Always interested in mechanical engineering, he was with NCR 34 years and became one of the first "1-800" numbers in the...
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Matthew Vinsant Robb

June 17, 1988 - December 15, 2017

As a child, Matt was always interested in the military. He used to dress up in an Army costume and patrol our front porch and greet guests at our parties at the house. He had a defender's heart. He was the first one to come to a friend's defense in a confrontation, so it was natural for him to enter the military after high school. His favorite gift from his Uncle Bill was a collection of model...
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Sadie Louise Luckett

November 22, 1926 - December 15, 2017

Sadie Louise Luckett, 91, passed away December 15, 2017. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed watching classic movies and had a love for animals. Mrs. Luckett was a member of Gateway Baptist Church of Atoka, Tennessee.She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Erwin Alfred Luckett, and her parents, Charles and Annie Perry Hall.She is survived by a...
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Mary Teresa Brich

May 9, 1956 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Philip Umbert Pierini, Jr.

March 27, 1929 - December 14, 2017

Philip Umbert Pierini Jr, 88, passed away on December 14, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Athala Wright Pierini , his daughter Phylis Pierini Ellis,2 grandsons Deaton Payne Ellis III "Patrick" and Matthew Stephen Ellis and one great granddaughter Norah Nichole Ellis.He also leaves four sisters: Susie Hagey of Daytona Beach Florida, Dorothy Moore, Patsy Stanfill and Camille...
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Charlie V. Denson

June 5, 1925 - December 14, 2017

Charlie V. Denson,Passed away at his home on December 14, 2017. He was born in Pleasant Site Alabama in 1925 to Charlie and Maude Denson. He was an Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Denson, one son Rick Denson (Sherri), one daughter, Shawn Ritche and his beloved daschund Katie. Visitation will be held at Memphis Funeral Home on Monday, January 8th from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm...
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Adrienne Selman Hornsby

March 31, 1952 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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James Thomas Wade

May 7, 1983 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Adele Haverty Bealer

July 26, 1951 - December 12, 2017

Dr. Adele H. Bealer1952-2017Adele Haverty Bealer passed away on December 12, 2017 of cancer. She was 66. Adele was born in Memphis TN on July 26, 1951. She graduated from Hutchison School, and attended Emory University and Memphis State University. Adele was then a CPA in Memphis for 25 years before moving to Salt Lake City, UT. There she earned a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of Utah...
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Celeste Renae Taylor Meredith

August 20, 1955 - December 11, 2017

Celeste Renae Taylor Meredith passed away December 11, 2017. She died in her sleep of an apparent heart attack. She was 62. Celeste graduated from Treadwell High School and The University of Memphis. Upon graduation she taught at Lester Elementary School for 13 years. Celeste loved to travel and spent a great deal of time on cruises and in many foreign countries. Her husband, Jon, was from...
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Connie Laverne Connor

December 4, 1946 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Martha Rackley Rodgers

December 13, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Martha Rackley Rodgers, 89, passed away December 8, 2017. She was a graduate of Pontotoc, Mississippi High School Class of 1945 and Mississippi College. She taught at Hope Sullivan Elementary School from 1973 until her retirement in 1990. She was former President of Tennessee State PTA, and Director of Educational Ministries for Gracewood Baptist Church, where she was also a member.She was...
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Winifred Winifred Proctor

October 25, 1933 - December 8, 2017

Martha Winifred Proctor, wife, mother, grandmother and Certified Professional Secretary, was born on October 25, 1933, and went to the Lord on December 8, 2017, after a short illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald and daughter Rebecca Gail. She leaves a sister, Linda Null of Memphis and three sons Ross (Margaret), Cory (Karen) of Bartlett, TN and Bruce (Samantha) of Munford, TN....
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Ruth McCord

October 16, 1923 - December 8, 2017

Ruth McCord, 94 of Memphis, passed away on December 8, 2017. The family will gather to receive to friends at 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 11, and funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Avenue Chapel. Interment will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery. Ruth graduated from Central High School in Memphis, University of Tennessee- Memphis Nursing School,...
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Bobby S. Barrett

November 29, 1937 - December 7, 2017

Bobby S. BarrettBartlett, TNAge 80, passed away December 7, 2017.Memphis Funeral Home 901-725-0100
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Ruth Elise Sawyer

September 20, 1922 - December 6, 2017

Ruth Elise Sawyer, 95, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m., in the Oakridge Cemetery, 1535 West Lee Drive, Clarksdale, MS 38614. Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her husband, Wade E. Sawyer, Jr.; and her son, Wade E. Sawyer, III. She is survived by her daughter, Lyn Marye Sawyer or Memphis. Online condolences may be...
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Bettie Joe Nunley

April 2, 1936 - December 5, 2017

Betty Joe Nunley passed away December 5, 2017. Graveside services will be held on Thursday January 25, 2018 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 N Germantown Road, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133
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Kathryn Suiter Bennett

May 6, 1924 - December 4, 2017

Kathryn Bennett, 93, of Memphis, formerly of Hernando, MS, passed away on December 4, 2017. The family will gather to receive friends on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 12:00 noon, and funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Avenue Chapel. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Kathryn was a faithful and dedicated member of the Hernando Church of...
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Tommie Sue McKnight

September 6, 1920 - December 3, 2017

Tommie Sue McKnight, 97, passed away December 3, 2017 at Methodist Hospice House. She loved ballroom dancing, music and exercise. She also was an avid fan of "Dancing With the Stars".She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Clyde McKnight.She is survived by a daughter, Debby (Mike) Wilkins; son, Ronnie McKnight; grandson, Christopher McKnight; sister, Rebecca Hammond and a brother,...
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Flora Ann Meade

March 6, 1928 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Rylan Wade Osbirn

November 24, 2017 - November 27, 2017

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Charles Joseph Cahill

January 14, 1930 - November 25, 2017


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Charles Joseph Cahill,

January 14, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Charles Joseph Cahill, Sr., passed away November 25, 2017. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retired band director with Memphis City/ Shelby County School system. He was a member of Germantown Symphony, St. Peter Choir, an inductee to CBHS Band Hall of Fame and an attendee of Cursillo number eight; in addition to his professional career he influenced and tutored many youth in...
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Eugene H. Schaar

October 18, 1939 - November 24, 2017

Eugene H. Schaar, 78, passed away November 24, 2017. He was retired from Coors Brewing Company.He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Romaine Schaar; daughter, Linda Kaminski; and a son, Carey (Audrey) Schaar; grandchildren, Melissa (James) Wright, Mathew Kaminski, Jeremy (Blair) Schaar, Logan (Naomi) Schaar, Chris Scales, Katie Mendezm, Gage Scales and Triston Scales; great-grandchildren,...
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Eugene A. Mankowski

November 22, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Eugene A. Mankowski, 90, of Memphis, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at his home. The viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, and funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 1425 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116. Mr. Mankowski will be laid to rest in the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery in Cheektowaga, NY on Friday,...
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Eugene Anthony Mankowski

November 22, 1926 - November 19, 2017

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Rosemary Anita Armbruster

February 27, 1934 - November 18, 2017

Rosemary Anita Bomprezzi Armbruster, 83 passed away November 18, 2017. She had retired from the Shelby County Clerk's Office with 25 years of service; she attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett. She enjoyed ceramics, square dancing and spending time with her Pomeranian, Fantasia "Fanny".She was preceded in death by her parents, Saverino Bomprezzi and Mary Tartera Bomprezzi.She is survived...
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William Paul Chandler

October 9, 1947 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Paula F. Haynes

September 4, 1952 - November 15, 2017

Paula F. Haynes, 65, of Germantown, passed away on November 15, 2017 in her home town of Germantown, Tn. Visitation will begin 10 am November 18th with Funeral services following at 1 pm. Both will be held at The Memphis Funeral Home with the Reverend Ken Story and Reverend Dennis Rasche officiating. Burial will follow at Memphis Memorial. Arrangements are by the Memphis Funeral Home. Paula...
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Rebekah Lynne Norman

October 2, 1952 - November 14, 2017

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Margaret Burton McCarty

August 23, 1921 - November 13, 2017

Margaret Burton McCarty, 96, passed away November 11, 2017 in Memphis, TN. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond M. McCarty, as well as her parents Irving S. Burton and Rena Wiggs Burton.She was born in Osceola, Ark and lived in Memphis, TN most of her life. She was employed by Memphis General Depot, Bellevue Baptist Church, Quartermaster Corp., Ft. Lee Virginia, and Colonial Baptist Church...
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William Robert Statham

March 5, 1931 - November 13, 2017

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Frankie Carolyn Albright

November 29, 1954 - November 13, 2017

Frankie Davis Albright, 62, died on Monday, November 13th in the care of Methodist Hospice of Memphis after a short and courageous battle with brain cancer.A native of Memphis, Frankie is predeceased by her father, Bill Davis. She is survived by her husband of 43 years Gary Morgan Albright, her son Jonathan (Emma) Albright, her mother Faye Moorhead Davis, brother Mark Davis and brother in law,...
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Marcelle Craney Stigall

June 24, 1918 - November 12, 2017

Marcelle Craney Stigall, called "Bobbe" by family and friends, went home to the Lord on November 12, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry H. Stigall, after 60 years of marriage. Bobbe worked for the U. S. Corps of Engineers Controllers Office, retiring in 1976. With her great love for history, she was involved in Mallory-Neely House, Watauga Chapter of DAR and West Tennessee...
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Walter Herbert Montgomery

July 12, 1946 - November 12, 2017

Walter Herbert "Hubby" MontgomeryBorn: July 12, 1946, Pontotoc, MississippiParents:Raymond Furr Montgomery, Sr. 1922-2013Mary Sue McGee Montgomery 1920-2013Grandparents:Victor Baron Montgomery (Becky)Mary Ila Owen Montgomery (Mamma)Walter Lee McGee (Daddy Walter)Clara Bell Saxon McGee (Mama Clara)Siblings/Brothers:Raymond F. Montgomery (Bubby)-OletaJames Delaine Montgomery (Jimmy)-EileenDearly...
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Betty Jean Smithmier

August 7, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Betty Jean Barnette Jennings Smithmier 90, passed peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on the morning of November 10, 2017. Betty was born on August 8, 1927 to Francis Riggins Barnette and Eldridge Guy Barnette. She was preceded in death by her husbands Marshall Howell Jennings of 39 years and Reverend (Jake) J.L. Smithmier of 11 years. Betty's devotion to her family also included...
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Eileen McCluskey Kobeck

July 19, 1935 - November 10, 2017

Eileen McCluskey Kobeck was born July 19,1935 to descendants of Irish immigrants, Stephen and Louise McCluskey. She grew up in cotton field of Robinsonville, MS. There Eileen attended schools until graduating valedictorian of her senior class. Further pursuing her education, she attended Northwest Junior College at Senatobia. Again, she achieved highest honors. Eileen was a devoted mother to her...
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Pete Joseph Sciara

March 25, 1937 - November 9, 2017

Pete J. Sciara - Loving husband to Betty Sciara and father to their children: Michael Sciara, David Sciara, Maria Sciara Bunch and Eric Sciara, went home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2017. He is also survived by his sister, Rose Vanelli, his eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is dearly loved by all who knew him, both in his business life as owner of Dandy Mart Food Stores and in...
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Ethelyn Mae Carraway

December 21, 1926 - November 7, 2017

Ethelyn Mae Carraway, age 90, of Memphis, TN, passed away on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Visitation for Ethelyn will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and the funeral service will occur Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Midtown Cemetery. Mrs. Carraway was a faithful,...
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Brenda Sue Smithson

December 25, 1947 - November 7, 2017

Brenda Sue Smithson, 69, of Memphis, passed away on November 7, 2017. The family will gather to receive friends at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, 17675 Highway 196, on Friday, November 10, beginning at 1:00 p.m., and the funeral ceremony will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Memphis Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Smithson is survived by her husband, William "Billy" K. Smithson;...
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Mary Patricia Reed

May 11, 1937 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Jean Sutton Belser

October 30, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Ima Jean Sutton Belser was received into the loving arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ on November 6, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. Jean was born in Lilburn, MO, October 30, 1928 to Samuel and Mary Cleora Sutton. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1946 and after working there she moved to Memphis working at GE, Pillsbury and finally at General Mills where she was the Regional...
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Patricia V. Reed

May 11, 1937 - November 6, 2017

Mary Patricia Varossa, 80, Memphis Tn. Passed away peacefully on November 6, 2017 at 1:50pm. Born on May 11, 1937 in Savannah Georgia. Her parents Joseph and Hazel (Teague) Varossa were from Memphis Tn. She Graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and later went on to attend college. Working various jobs and gaining experience along the way, she went on to work at Federal Express where...
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Pauline B. Stratton

December 7, 1936 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Trent Elliot Allen

December 7, 1972 - November 4, 2017

Trent Elliot Allen, 44, of Memphis, TN died peacefully November 4, 2017.Trent is survived by his wife of 20 years, Courtney Lott Allen, and their three children; Simmons, Elliot, and Ayden Allen. Trent also leaves his parents, Tommy and Judy Allen; his sister Sherri McCarter (Kevin); his brother, Todd Allen (Shellie), his sister Traci Allen Edwards, 3 nephews, one niece, paternal grandmother,...
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Fred C. Kubler

April 13, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Frederick Charles Kubler, Jr. "Fred", 88, died Friday, November 3rd in Simpsonville, SC. Born in Memphis, TN, he was the only son of predeceased parents, Fred and Dorothea Kubler, also of Memphis, TN. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Burford Kubler, and 3 grown children- Robert Lee Kubler, Susan Kubler Pritchett and Katherine Kubler McKay. He had 9 grandchildren- Erinn Boone, Daniel...
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Shirley Roberta Pearson

December 12, 1934 - November 3, 2017

Shirley Roberta Pearson passed away peacefully Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born December 12, 1934 in Blytheville, Arkansas. She was raised in the Hollywood neighborhood of Memphis and attended Tech High School.She married her high school sweetheart, John T. Pearson in 1951 who preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Don Cresswell of Memphis and her children, Terri Hannah ...
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Lillian M. Chambers

June 25, 1920 - October 31, 2017

Lillian McNeer Chambers passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 31, after a good life of 97 years. She was born June 25, 1920, to James and Lillian McNeer in Memphis, Tennessee. She was married to the love of her life, Elmer Chambers, for 55 years. They were active members of Bethany Parkway and Capleville Methodist Churches. Lillian was preceded in death by Elmer, and her brother and sister-in...
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Frances C. Skinner

November 18, 1923 - October 30, 2017

Frances C SkinnerBorn 11/18/1923Died 10/30/2017Frances Skinner 93, of Memphis passed away Monday at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House. Graveside service will be held at Memphis Memory Gardens, Masonic section, 6444 Raleigh-Lagrange Rd. Service will be at 10am on Saturday, November 4th 2017. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 60 years and also a member of the Eastern...
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Dorothy D. Hamilton

July 16, 1930 - October 30, 2017

Dorothy Dolores Hamilton, 87, passed away October 30, 2017. She was a parishioner at St. Philip Catholic Church of Somerville, a Dominican Associate of the St. Catherine Kentucky Dominicans and a loving mother and grandmother.She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, William Hamilton, her parents, Joseph Wappel and Theresa Hart Wappel; two sisters, Teresa Pier and Mary Klein; three...
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Frederick Norman Stringer

April 16, 1926 - October 30, 2017

Dr. Frederick Norman Stringer was born in Bell Union, Indiana on April 16, 1926 and he proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II before moving to Tennessee where he studied optometry at the Southern College of Optometry. In service to his profession, Dr. Stringer took leadership roles with the Tennessee Optometric Association and trained young professionals in...
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Kathryn Ann Clapp

July 14, 1926 - October 29, 2017

Attended Moody Bible Institute, ChicagoMarried Roger Ross Clapp September 5, 1948 (married 67 years until his death in 2015) *They got started when Dad offered to drive her home from a tent revival where he led the music and she played piano..she was a beautiful, talented Redhead and he was a handsome, cow-milking farmboy with big muscles.and they both loved their Lord! 'The rest is history'...
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Chang Iv Kouch

March 27, 1933 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Edwin W. Cicalla

June 2, 1931 - October 26, 2017

Edwin W. "Eddie" Cicalla, lifelong Memphis resident and Memphis State fan, died at his home on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Son of the late Richard and Hallie Cicalla, Sr., Eddie was one of their four children. He graduated from Southside High School, Class of 1949, and then graduated from Memphis State with a Bachelor's Degree in Art. He worked and retired from United Inns after 15 years. He...
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Bernice S. Heaton

November 17, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Bernice Shoptaw Heaton of Germantown, TN, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in Prattsville, AR, to Walter Roy and Elby Shoptaw, the youngest daughter of 5 siblings. She was a former professional basketball player with the All-American Red Heads, member of Germantown Baptist Church for 47 years and a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She...
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Norma J. MORGAN

December 10, 1939 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Simon L. Howard

August 7, 1923 - October 19, 2017

August 7, 1923- October 19, 2017On October 19, 2017, Simon L. Howard, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, peacefully passed away after an extended illness. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on August 7, 1923, to Simon L. Howard, Sr. and Magnolia (Davenport) Howard, Simon was the second of the three children born of this union. He is survived by his sister, Claribelle Howard Weaver of Memphis, Tenn. His...
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Robert E. Parkey

July 19, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Robert "Bobby" E. Parkey I, 84, passed away Oct. 18, 2017 in Memphis, TN. www.memphisfuneralhome.net
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Theresa Zoccola Almon

November 21, 1928 - October 16, 2017

Theresa Zoccola Almon, 88, passed away October 16, 2017. She was a parishioner at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bartlett and had resided at King's Daughters & Sons Nursing Home for the last several years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Norris Almon and her parents, John and Florena Annaratoni Zoccola. She is survived by a daughter, Theresa L. Almon; son, John (Jane) Almon;...
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Helen Joy Hansard

April 13, 1929 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis, TN.
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Ann J. Huckaba

July 7, 1921 - October 12, 2017

Ann Jackson Huckaba, born in Rockvale, Tennessee on July 7, 1921 to Ida Holt Jackson and Henry Grady Jackson, peacefully passed away on October 12, 2017. She attended MTSU prior to joining the Marine Corps as a Control Tower Operator from 1943 until WWII ended in 1945. Next, Ann worked as a Vice-President of the Gift Shop Division of Dobbs House, managing and purchasing for shops in the Eastern...
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