Our Obituaries

Billy Charles Helton

September 9, 1937 - January 28, 2018

Billy Charles Helton, age 80 of Medon, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at West Tennessee Transitional Care in Jackson.He was born on September 9, 1937 in Corinth, MS, to the late Chester and Agnes Mayo Helton. He married Phyllis Wadley on September 18, 1960 and they were married 57 years at his death. He was a Construction Contractor owning H & H Construction.He is survived by his wife,...
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Vergil Joseph Vires

August 30, 1948 - January 23, 2018

Vergil Joseph Vires, age 69 of Pinson, passed away on January 23, 2018 at Jackson General Hospital. He was born on August 30, 1948 in Dyersburg, TN to the late L.C. and Leila McKinley Vires. He was a retired contractor and owner of New Choice Construction. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Vergil is preceded in death by his wife Beverly Vires. Mr. Vires...
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Mary Margaret Ramsey

September 28, 1952 - January 19, 2018

Mary Margaret Ramsey, 65 of Jackson passed away on Friday January 19, 2018. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Mary Margaret Ramsey was born September 28, 1952 to Mildred and George Rushing of Jackson. She married William "Ronnie" Ramsey on March 12, 1971....
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Helen Marie Chambers

September 29, 1941 - January 16, 2018

Helen Marie Springer Chambers of Jackson passed away on January 16, 2018. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 am in the South Chapel of George A Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Bro. Randy Smith will officiate the service. Mrs. Chambers was born on September 29, 1941 In Montgomery, AL to the late Thame And Gladys Coffman...
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Barney David Branch

September 18, 1943 - January 13, 2018

Barney David "Buddy" Branch Jr. Most everyone called him Buddy, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the age of 74. Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday January 20, 2018 at Malesus United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery. Rev. Travis Penny will officiate the service. Buddy grew up in the Bemis area, graduating from South Side High School in...
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Lynda Marsh Conner

November 3, 1949 - January 11, 2018

Lynda Marsh ConnerLynda died peacefully Thursday morning January 11, 2018 at her home at Three Way after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born on November 3, 1949 to Fred E. and Carolyn R. Marsh. She was a 1967 graduate of South Side High School and a 1968 graduate of Jackson State Community College. She was predeceased by her parents and brothers Gerald David Marsh and Ryan ...
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Virginia Graham Alexander

March 28, 1939 - January 9, 2018

PLEASE NOTE VISITATION HOURS HAVE CHANGED DUE TO WEATHER. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS SATURDAY MORNING FROM 11 am - 1 pm TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE SERVICE INSTEAD OF FRIDAY EVENING. Virginia Graham Alexander, age 78 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. She was born on March 28, 1939 in Madison County, TN to the late Joseph Albert Graham, Sr. and Willie Mae Laster Graham. She was...
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Thomas Wayne Evans

December 25, 1942 - December 28, 2017

Funeral services for Thomas Wayne Evans, Sr., age 75 of Jackson will be conducted on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Love and Truth South Campus with Bro. Bill Luther officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Liberty Cemetery in Morris Chapel, TN.Mr. Evans passed away on Thursday morning, December 28, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital.He was born on December 25, 1942 in Milan, TN, the...
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Charles Wayne Holmes

October 5, 1929 - December 26, 2017

Funeral services for Charles Wayne Holmes, Sr., age 88 of Jackson, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel with Rev. Bill Luther officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.Mr. Holmes passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at his residence at Regency Retirement Village in Jackson.Wayne was born on October 5, 1929 in...
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Jerry Wayne West

April 3, 1940 - December 20, 2017

Jerry Wayne West Sr. 77 of Jackson passed away on December 20, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Henderson County. Larry West will officiate the service. Jerry was born on April 3, 1940 in Lexington, TN to the late Otis and Onie Mae Bowman West. He...
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Jerry Wayne Smith

September 7, 1959 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Mildred Lea Yarbro

August 6, 1922 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Joe Nelson King

November 20, 1932 - December 17, 2017

Jackson- Joe Nelson King, age 85, passed away December 17, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Hardeman County, TN, son of the late Johnnie N. King and Delia Glidwell King and was educated in Madison and Hardeman County schools.He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jesse Young King; brothers, J.D. King and Joe King; sister, Opal King; and son-in-law Jack Barnett....
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Nancy Cheatham Futrell

April 23, 1934 - December 16, 2017

Nancy Evelyn Cheatham Futrell, age 83 of Jackson passed away December 16th, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. She was born April 23rd, 1934 in Crockett County, TN to Ewell and Serena Adaline Cheatham. After graduating from Alamo High School, she worked for the Jackson Battery Plant and later Townsend Supply Company until her retirement. She married Charles "Bud" Futrell on...
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Tiny Mae Pittman

March 15, 1941 - December 12, 2017

Tiny Mae Pittman, age 76 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.She was born in Medon, TN on March 15, 1941 to the late Barbee and Jenny Lee White Holland. She worked for the Bemis Cotton Mill and Walmart North.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie Coder.She is survived by her sister, Tempie Mears of Jackson; granddaughter, Jenny Coder of...
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Judith Ann Rogers

December 21, 1946 - December 4, 2017

Judith Ann Rogers, age 71 of Jackson, passed away on December 4, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital.She was preceded in death by her parents, William Scroggins and Mary Scott Scroggins; her stepmother, Barbara Scroggins; and siblings, Norman Scroggins, Henry Scroggins, Sue Lewis, and Billy Dyer.She leaves behind her husband of 46 years, Travis Rogers; children, Tammy and John Lipford, Mike and...
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Bertha Mae Tedford

December 6, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Bertha Goodwin Tedford died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on December 3, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Ricky Tedford officiating and the eulogy by Mike Tedford. Burial will follow in Sweetlips Cemetery. Mrs. Tedford was born December 6, 1923 to Jessie and Lessie Goodwin...
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Harrell Redding, Jr.

April 9, 1940 - November 23, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Harrell Redding, Jr. announce his passing after losing the battle with Alzheimer's disease, on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the age of 77. Harrell will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dot, his children Mike (Cathy) Redding, Teresa (Tony) Rosson, Brenda Redding, and stepchildren Jimmy Anderson, Sonja (David) Burnette, and Kristen (Brent) Patrick....
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Mary Kansas Waller

June 20, 1923 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Shirley Jean Vann Johnson

March 22, 1947 - November 13, 2017

Shirley Jean Vann Johnson, age 70 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family.She was born on March 22, 1947 in Cedar Grove, TN to the late James R. and Mildred Howse Vann. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Howse Vann; her father, James R. Vann; and her stepmother, Helen Vann.She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years,...
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Lossie Marie Weaver Allen

November 13, 2017

Lossie Marie Weaver Allen, age 96 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 13, 2017.She was born on January 16, 1921 in Hardeman County, TN to the late William Ross and Minnie Pleasant Mainers Weaver. She moved to Bemis as a young child and attended J.B. Young High School where she graduated in 1941. She worked for the Bemis Company and the Tennessee Textile for over 40...
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Blanche Raymell Brasher

September 11, 1929 - November 10, 2017

Blanche Raymell York Brasher, age 88, went to sleep in her bed and woke up in her heavenly home on November 10, 2017. Raymell was preceded in death by her parents, Claude H. York and Gertrude French York, her sister Adene and her husband of 71 years Raymond Brasher. Raymell was born in Bemis, TN on July 11, 1929. She attended Bemis schools and played basketball at J. B. Young High School. She...
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Betty J. Butler

August 3, 1926 - November 8, 2017

Betty Jo Butler, 91 of Jackson passed away on November 8, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the South Chapel of George A Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Maple Springs Cemetery in Mercer. Mrs Butler was born in Madison County on August 3, 1926 to the late George R and Josie Glenn Brown. She...
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Elton Andrew Watlington

September 28, 1925 - November 6, 2017

Rev. Watlington was born on the family farm in Madison County, TN, on September 28, 1925, the seventh son of the late Ulrich Armstrong and Jennie Sophronia Watlington. A lifelong member of Malesus United Methodist Church, he was called into the ministry of Jesus Christ during his military service in Japan as part of the Army occupation forces. His early education started at home with his first...
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Thomas D. Britt

August 29, 1939 - November 6, 2017

Thomas Donell Britt, age 78 passed away on Monday November 6, 2017. Thomas was born August 28, 1939 in Madison County to the late J.L. and Mary Jones Britt.Mr. Britt retired as a Machinist from Owens Corning, and was a proud Marine Corps Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Nesbitt Britt of Jackson; son, Tommy Britt (Jennifer); three grandchildren, Ryder, Emily, and Eli Britt; two nephews...
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Melissa Ann Ward

October 7, 1971 - October 9, 2017

Melissa Ann Ward, 46, of Henderson passed away October 9, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.Melissa was born October 7, 1971 in Madison County, the daughter of Jimmy Ward and Joyce Bright Ward. She graduated from Chester County High School in 1989. In addition to her parents she was survived by her Fianc้, Randy Barnett four children; Andrew Burns, Cody...
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Domini Tinsley

May 7, 1925 - September 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Ronnie Joseph Wilburn, Sr.

August 30, 1948 - September 17, 2017

Dr. Ronnie Joseph Wilburn Sr. went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Dr. Wilburn died peacefully at his home after an extended illness. He was born on August 30, 1948 to Ruth and Harry Wilburn.Ronnie was called into the ministry at the age of 15. He graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor's degree in education, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with a...
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Vera Hampton

September 3, 1933 - September 13, 2017

Mrs. Vera Hampton, 84 of Jacksonpassed away on September13, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 2 pm in the South Chapel of George A Smith and Sons with Burial in Mason Wells Baptist Church Cemetery. She is survived by 8 children Virginia Fitch (Charlie),Barbara Tart (Roger), Ronnie Hampton (Wendy), Pam Coleman (Russell), Lee Hampton (Tonya), Frances Hampton,...
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Rick Murchison

January 28, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Mr. Ricky Murchison, age 63, passed away on Sunday September 10, 2017. Funeral Services for Mr. Murchison will be held on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 3pm from Parkburg Baptist Church with Brother Danny Rachel officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkburg Church Cemetery. Rick attended Union University where he obtained a BA in Business Management. During his working career, he was a...
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Brenda Joy Collins King

July 20, 1948 - September 9, 2017

Funeral services for Joy Collins King, age 69 of Denmark, will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church near Mercer with Bro. Joe McIntyre officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Springs Cemetery.Joy passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born on July 20, 1948 in Madison County, TN to the late Floyd and Rosa...
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Dorothy Teague Maroney

December 13, 1929 - September 4, 2017

Dorothy Teague Maroney, age 87 of Medon, died on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Elmcroft Senior Living in Jackson. She was born on December 13, 1929 to the late Jessie Teague and Emma Jordan Teague. She was married to James Sidney Maroney, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2014. She was a long time active member of Clover Creek Baptist Church, Medon, TN.She is survived by two daughters, Linda Holder...
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Bobbie Nell Ward

June 22, 1936 - September 4, 2017

Bobbie Wyatt Ward, age 81 of Jackson, died September 4, 2017 at Henderson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Henderson.She leaves 8 children, Harold Wyatt, Bobbie Lue King, Ruby Briley (Ronnie), David Wyatt (Susan), Jerry Wyatt (Debbie), Susie Ross (Darryl), Billy Glen Wyatt (Bitzi), and Thomas Wyatt (Kelly); 17 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters.She is...
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Sherry Lynn Farrar

July 10, 1966 - August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Dora Gwynn Morris

December 24, 1920 - August 24, 2017

Dora Guynn Morris was the 6th of 12 children born to Sam and Ettie Younger Morris on December 24, 1920 in the Arp community in Lauderdale County TN. She graduated Ripley High School in 1938 where she excelled in basketball. She attended Lambuth University and the University of TN where she graduated in 1942. She taught school briefly in the "Barr" community ( Lauderdale Co) and then...
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Linda Faye Harrison

June 22, 1943 - August 19, 2017

Linda Faye Harrison 74, Jackson passed away August 19, 2017. She was born in Madison County to the late Clyde and Wilma Bradford 1943 also proceeding Linda is her Husband of 49 years. brothers; Tommy and his wife Nancy and Hugh and his wife Shirley. Linda is survived by three children Kathy Bowman husband Ken from Milan, Barry Harrison and wife Lisa from Humboldt, Ronnie Harrison and wife...
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Willie Rodger Garner

June 7, 1930 - August 13, 2017

Willie Rodger Garner, age 87 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was born in Pontotoc, MS to the late Clarence and Mamie Garner. Willie graduated from high school in 1948. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Navy as an Engineman Class A. He was a heavy equipment diesel mechanic all of his life. His hobbies...
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Charles Rex Landers

December 14, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Funeral services for Charles Rex Landers, age 81, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Timmy Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Grove Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Rites. Rex passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was born on December 14, 1935 in Bemis, TN,...
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Albert Donald Houston

July 14, 1936 - August 10, 2017

Albert Donald Houston, 81, of Jackson died unexpectedly on August 10, 2017. Donald was born on July 14, 1936 the only child of Albert Gaston and Celia Webb Houston in Pinson, TN. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Peggy Jo Holloway Houston and son-in-law John A. Copeland, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Lynn Houston Copeland of Dublin, OH, son Donald Stacy...
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Robert Edwin Nesbitt

March 8, 1925 - August 7, 2017

Funeral services for Robert Edwin "Red" Nesbitt, age 92 of Jackson, will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church Bemis with Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.Mr. Nesbitt passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt.He was born on March 8, 1925 in Bemis, TN, the son of the late...
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Norma Jean Harber

August 5, 1935 - August 6, 2017

Mrs. Norma Jean Harber, 82 of Jackson passed away August 6, 2017. Mrs. Harber was born in Halls, TN on August 5, 1935 to the late Granville Hunter and Ruth Key. She was a longtime member of South Jackson Church of Christ, and a Teacher's Aide at Malesus Elementary school for many years. Through the years she took care of many children and was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and great...
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Tommy Jack Barnett

June 17, 1952 - August 5, 2017

Tommy Jack Barnett age 65 of Jackson, TN passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at JMCGH after a brief illness. Jack was born in Jackson, TN on June 17, 1952. He was employed at Chicago Metallic in Humboldt, TN for 28 years. He is survived by his wife Janet of 44 years. A daughter Jessica of Shelbyville, TN. His siblings Beverly Briley, Billy Joe, Don, and Gary Barnett. Also many family and...
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Billie Ann Collins

December 22, 1942 - August 4, 2017

Billie Ann Collins, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on August 4, 2017 in Jackson, TN.She retired from the Madison County Property Assessor's Office after 30 years of service. She was an active member of Meridian Baptist Church. She was an avid golfer and a member of the Woodland Hills Golf Club. She loved being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She...
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Rosetta Vaughnell Woodward

September 12, 1928 - July 31, 2017

Rosetta Vaughnell Woodward, age 88 of Mercer, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Henderson with Bro. Tim Bass officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the...
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Hattie Elizabeth Schaffer

October 17, 1926 - July 20, 2017

Hattie Elizabeth Schaffer passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Dr. Bill Sims and Bro. Keith Tillman officiating. A private committal service will be held at Highland Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Schaffer was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother as well as a...
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Doris Annette Huckabee-Kennon

October 12, 1952 - July 19, 2017

Funeral services for Doris Annette Huckabee - Kennon will be conducted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow at Nebo Cemetery .Dr. Bill Sims will officiate the service. Annette was born on October 12, 1952 to the late Dorsey and Anna Huckabee of Jackson. She graduated from Southside High school in 1970, and attended Union...
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Jan Amelia Walker

August 14, 1955 - July 15, 2017

Funeral services for Jan Walker, age 61 of Denmark, will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Bro. Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.Jan passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Forest Cove Manor Nursing Home in Jackson.She was born on August 14, 1955 in Madison County, TN to the late William...
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Peggy Moore Tims

August 25, 1933 - July 14, 2017

Peggy Moore Tims was born August 25, 1933 in Oakfield, Tennessee, to William Preston and Eunice Graves Moore. She departed this life on July 14, 2017 in the Paris Henry County Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny E. Tims; her son John E. Tims, II; her son, Timothy M. Tims; and her brother-in-law, Earl O'Hara.Peggy graduated from Pinson High...
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Joanne Horne Neisler

August 15, 1938 - July 9, 2017

Funeral services for Joanne Horne Neisler, age 78 of Jackson, will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Meridian Baptist Church with Bro. John Enoch officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens with George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel in charge.Joanne passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.She was born on August 15, 1938 in...
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Cecil Linton

September 14, 1918 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Wilma Faye King Taylor

December 26, 1933 - July 1, 2017

Funeral services for Wilma Faye King Taylor will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Malesus United Methodist Church with burial following in Highland Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Taylor, age 83 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Bells Nursing Home in Bells.She was born on December 26, 1933 in Madison County, TN to the late J.W. "Bud" and Eva Louise Fortune King, the third...
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Journey Leiah Gibbons Bajpai

February 25, 2017 - June 20, 2017

Journey Leiah passed away peacefully at LeBonheur Childrens Hospital this June 20th, surrounded by loving family and LeBonheur staff, while in the arms of her devoted PaPa.Journey is survived by her parents Miranda Bajpai and Preston Gibbons, she is dearly missed by her brother Lynden David and sister Arabella Christine. Journey is cherished by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins throughout...
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Birdo Lassiter

June 12, 1920 - June 19, 2017

Mrs. Birdo Lassiter, 97 of Jackson passed away on Monday June 19, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Bro. Gerald Smith officiating. A private committal will be held at Highland Memorial Gardens.Birdo was born on June 12, 1920 in Bemis, TN to the late Ellis and Nellie Beulah King Pipkin. She was a...
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Ronnie Lynn Jones

June 24, 1954 - June 13, 2017

Ronnie Lynn Jones, age 62 of Jackson, TN, passed away on June 13, 2017 at Douglas Nursing Home in Milan, TN.He was born in Jackson on June 24, 1954. He attended South Side High School.Ronnie worked at Gannett (The Jackson Sun) for several years. He enjoyed playing music and spending time with his friends.Ronnie is survived by his step-son Dustin Smith and his fur baby, Fancy.Ronnie was preceded...
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Larry Lee Long

March 29, 1958 - June 13, 2017

Larry Lee Long, age 59 of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away on June 13, 2017 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, TN.He was born on March 29, 1958 in Madison County, TN to the late James Long and the late Barbara Wheeler Haskins, who passed away last year.He is survived by his two children, Jacqueline Long of Jackson, TN and Paul Long of Martin, TN; grandson, Cayson Long of Jackson; brothers, Jeff...
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Betty Sue Jones

February 25, 1935 - June 7, 2017

Betty Sue Jones, 82 of Jackson passed away on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday June 10, 2017 in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow at Ridgecrest Cemetery. Kelvin Mercer and Rev. Ivy Jamison will officiate the service.Mrs. Jones was born on February 25, 1935 to the late Arthur, and...
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Donald Jeter

May 5, 1939 - June 1, 2017

Donald M. Jeter, age 78, died peacefully at home on June 1, his loving wife Karon by his side. A lifelong Jacksonian, Donald retired in 1999 after forty years of service with IC Railroad. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.In 1957, Donald graduated from Beech Bluff High School, where he played guard on the Tigers basketball team. During his senior year the mighty Tigers won thirty...
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Thomas G. Jones

April 10, 1950 - May 20, 2017

Thomas Granville "TJ" JonesTJ Jones, 67 of Saltillo passed away May 20, 2017 at his home. Memorial services will be held at Big Springs United Methodist Church in Pinson Tn. With Brother Maurice Hays officating on Friday May 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Following the memorial services,family and friends will gather at Doe Creek in Saltillo for the scattering of ashes.He was preceded in...
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Milton Edward Strain

January 15, 1952 - May 12, 2017

Milton E. Strain Jr, of Medon TN, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Memphis Med Trauma Center. A memorial service will be held at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel on Friday, May 19 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The family invites you to come celebrate Milton's life with them.Milton was born in Dyersburg, TN on January 15, 1952 to the late Milton E. Strain Sr and Mildred Faye Hawkins...
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Lloyd Wayne Ragan

February 13, 1942 - May 11, 2017

Lloyd Wayne Ragan of Jackson Tennessee died Thursday, May 11, 2017 Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday May 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with entombment to follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. Lloyd was born in Hardeman County to the late Oscar and Colar Ragan on February 13, 1942 he was a beloved husband...
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Norman J. Mullins

February 24, 1929 - May 3, 2017

Norman Gene Mullins of Jackson, TN went to his heavenly home on May 3, 2017. He was born February 24, 1929 in Stringtown, West Virginia to Elbert Luther Mullins and Myrtle Asbury Mullins who preceded him in death. He married Margaret Fowler Mullins and together they had 3 children before her passing in 1991. He later married Carolyn Hopkins Mullins, who also preceded him in death in 2016. He...
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Larry Dwight Nash

November 15, 1944 - April 28, 2017

Larry Dwight Nash, Sr., 72 years and 5 months, of Pinson, TN passed away on April 28, 2017. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Gail Beller Nash; three children: Larry Dwight Nash, Jr., Jeff Nash (Andrea) and Michelle Steen (Jonathan); and nine grandchildren: Heather Nash, Jessica Duet (Joshua), and Logan Nash, Ethan and Maggie Nash, and Matthew, William, Emily and David Steen. Also survived by his...
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Charity Lenora Frederick

May 5, 1931 - April 23, 2017

Charity Lenora Frederick ended her journey here on Earth after a long battle at Jackson Madison County General Hospital on April 23rd, 2017. She was a loving and caring mother and wife and devoted her life to her family. She was born on May 5th, 1931 to Lee and Lovie Drake and lived her entire life here in Jackson, TN.Although she endured more tragedies that most, she never lost her faith in God...
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Melissa Jean Moyers

June 14, 1984 - April 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Wilma L. Daniel

November 1, 1921 - April 14, 2017

Wilma Louise Daniel 95, formerly of Jackson, passed away in Cordova, TN April 14, 2017.A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Ridgecrest Cemetery with Dr. Bill Sims and Bro. John Norville officiating.Wilma was born in Jackson on November 1, 1921 to the late Benjamin and Lena McCord Rogers.She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and...
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Nancy Jean Young

January 14, 1971 - April 8, 2017

Born on January 14, 1971 in Steele, Missouri passed away on April 8, 2017.She was preceded in death by Floyd, Lloyd, Linda, Christine, Bernie, Bonnie, and Rhonda Faye.Nancy is survived by her fiancé Patrick Maness, her children Amanda and Eric Cagle, Joshua and Brittney Kelley, Nathan and Melissa Murray, and Jeffrey and Katherine Murray.Nancy was an amazing grandmother to Kahmi, David, Brice...
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Clifford Nathan Holloway

October 13, 1946 - April 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Raymond Killion Brasher

November 7, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Raymond Killion Brasher, 89, of Jackson TN passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Humboldt, TN.Raymond was born November 7, 1927 to Jesse William Brasher and Effie "Dallie" Johnson Brasher at their home in Bemis, TN. Growing up he spent many hours at the Bemis YMCA where he became highly skilled at pool and ping-pong. He graduated in 1945 from J. B. Young High...
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Ben Spence Beard

November 7, 1925 - March 29, 2017

Ben Spence Beard Sr. passed away on March 29, 2017. Funeral Services for Mr. Beard will be held on Friday March 31, 2017 at 10 am at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons Funeral Home with Kirk Beard (grandson) and Dr. Simms officiating. Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Beard was a member of First Baptist Bemis. Mr. Beard retired from the railroad after 45...
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Lisa Gwen Jackson

September 25, 1966 - March 28, 2017

Funeral Services for Lisa Gwen Jackson, 50 of Pinson passed away on March 28,2017 at 2:00 pm in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Lisa was born on September 25, 1966 in Jackson to the late Lester and Barbara Vires Davis. She was an administrative assistant for the Tennesseee Department of Transportation. She is survived by her Husband...
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Marshall Eugene Hoggard

March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Willadene Hailey Holmes

March 18, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Willadene Hailey Holmes, age 88 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General HospitalShe was born on March 18, 1929 in Wheeler, MS to the late William Robert and Fannie Flossie Hailey. She attended West Tennessee Business College. Willadene was a Secretary and Dispatcher for the Madison County Fire Department for 50 years. She has been a member of Bemis...
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Bobby Gene Hardee

May 24, 1939 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Brittany Renea Maples

October 23, 1992 - March 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Hubert H. Williams

February 11, 1924 - March 17, 2017

Hubert H. Williams, age 93, passed away at his home on his cherished farm, surrounded by loving care, on Friday, March 17, 2017. Visitation will be at the George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel on Sunday, March 19 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Funeral services will be on Monday, March 20 at 2 pm with visitation at 1 pm at the Anderson Presbyterian Church, 899 Steam Mill Ferry Rd., followed by burial at...
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William Scott Sheffield

July 13, 1967 - March 15, 2017

William "Scott" SheffieldMr. Sheffield, 49 of Jackson passed away on March 15, 2017. Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Parkburg Cemetery.Scott is survived by his loving wife Trish Sheffield, Daughters; Kaitlin Sheffield,Christina (Tony) Tate, sister; Donna (Lee) Tomlinson, brother; Ron ...
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Paulette Peters Garrett

October 6, 1949 - March 9, 2017

Paulette Peters Garrett, age 67 of Bemis, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at her home in Bemis.She was born on October 6, 1949 in Bolivar, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Arthur M. Peters and Earline Moore. Paulette retired after 27 years as a teaching assistant in the Special Education Department of Jackson Central-Merry High School in Jackson. She was a longtime active member of...
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Lucille Ward Dyer

March 10, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Lucille Ward Dyer, 86 of Bemis passed away on March 2, 2017. Graveside Services will be conducted on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Hollywood Cemetery with Bro. Bill Luther officiating.Lucy was born on March 10, 1930 in Bemis, TN to the late Cecil and Beautine Vivian Ward. She worked as a Secretary for Hunter Bond, DDS and volunteered for many years at Malesus Elementary School. She enjoyed...
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Velma Leonard

January 6, 1932 - February 23, 2017

Velma L. Leonard, age 85 of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.Velma was born in Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1932 to the late Van and Rosy Booher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Leonard; a great granddaughter, Morgan Mobley; and four brothers.She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Leonard (Bobbi...
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Arthur Dodds Johnson

October 4, 1914 - February 21, 2017

A celebration of life service for Arthur Dodds Johnson, Sr., will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Malesus Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Malesus Ebenezer Cemetery in Malesus, TN. He passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Bells Nursing Home in Bells, TN.Arthur Dodds Johnson, Sr., 102, was born on October 4, 1914 in Malesus, TN to the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard...
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Roger R. Beller

July 13, 1946 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Joe G. Mabry

December 8, 1940 - February 9, 2017

Joe G. Mabry, 76 years of age, passed on Thursday February 9, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.Joe was born on December 8, 1940 in Giles County, TN to the late Richard and Lena Mabry. He was the youngest of four children.He was married to Janette Parsons Mabry for 58 years. He spent his career on the open road driving a big rig as "The Commodore." He was an avid golfer...
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Rebecca Nell Walker

November 1, 1944 - January 30, 2017

Rebecca Walker, 72 of Beech Bluff passed away on January 30, 2017. Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday February 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. Burial will follow in Parkburg Cemetery.Mrs. Walker was born on November 1, 1944 in Jackson, TN to the late Ray, and Grace Mills. She was a Homemaker, and Baptist in faith.Other than her parents she was...
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Lela Faye Flake

March 28, 1932 - January 28, 2017

Lela Faye Flake, 84 of Jackson, died Saturday morning at Northbrooke Health Care in Jackson. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm at George A. Smith and Sons South Chapel with a private burial to follow in New Union Cemetery in Hardeman County. She is survived by her children, Jimmy Flake of Arkansas, Barbara Flake Hughes of Jackson, Martha Flake Poe of...
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Sarah Lee Canovan

July 24, 1954 - January 16, 2017

Sarah Canovan, 63 of Jackson passed away on January 16,2017 at her home. A Funeral Mass will be conducted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Marys Catholic Church.Sarah was Born in Des Moines, IA to Tom Burke, Jr. and Sally on July 24, 1954. She graduated with her bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Southeast MO State University in 1979. Throughout her 42 year career as an...
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Corinne Hudson

December 25, 1917 - January 15, 2017

Corinne Hudson, 99 of Jackson, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.She was born on December 25, 1917 to Owen Staley and Mary Inez Boker Carroll in Dickson, TN. She was the second of nine children. She was a teacher at Saint Mary's School and she was a member of First Baptist Church Jackson.She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hudson;...
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Lounelle Little

January 15, 1928 - January 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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C. Ralph Rickman

October 25, 1943 - January 5, 2017

C. Ralph Rickman passed on February 5, 2017 at 73 years of age. He was born October 25, 1943 in Kendrick Mississippi to parents Clarence Mack Rickman and Reba Nell Spence Rickman. He served in the United States Army and the National Guard. He was a truck driver for Warner Ross Trucking for over 15 years, and went by the cb radio handle of "Bumper Bender". He later worked as Security for...
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Jolena P. Fisher

April 10, 1938 - January 1, 2017

Jolena Pirtle Fisher, 78 of Bemis, passed away on January 1, 2017.Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 12 Noon in the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.Jolena was born on April 10, 1938 to the late Orien C. and Mary Emma Pirtle. She was a 1956 graduate of J.B. Young High School and was...
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Robert Acie Clifford, Sr.

February 21, 1943 - December 31, 2016

Robert Acie Clifford, Sr., passed away peacefully December 31, 2016, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. He was 73.Robert is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anna Bell Crews Clifford of Pinson, Tennessee; daughter Robyn Clifford Trowbridge, and son-in-law Kevin, of Smyrna, Tennessee; and son, Robert Acie Clifford, II, daughter-in-law Kristy, grandson Davis Micah and...
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Anthony Leon Wallace

October 17, 1945 - December 26, 2016

Anthony L. Wallace (Tony) was born October 17, 1945 in Madison County, TN. He was the son of the late Harold E. (Sonny) Williams, and Carleen Markham Williams and Floyd Wallace.Tony served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga then worked his remaining years as a union electrician. Tony was an active member of Parkburg Baptist Church where he served as a member of the XYZ Sunday...
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Billy E. Williams

April 1, 1929 - December 18, 2016

Mr. Billy E. Williams, age 87 of Jackson, passed away Sunday Evening, December 18, 2016 at his residence in Jackson.A lifelong Jacksonian, he was born in Jackson on April 1, 1929 to the late Robert and Bennie Thompson Williams. Billy was a graduate of Jackson High School, LSU School of Banking, a Dale Carnegie Graduate, and had taken many bank related courses from the University of Tennessee and...
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Carl E. Jones

September 3, 1933 - December 6, 2016

Carl Edward Jones, 83, of Jackson, Tn, passed away after a brief illness on December 6, 2016 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the South chapel of George a Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Ridgecrest cemetery. Born September 3, 1933 in Gadsden TN to Howard and Maurine Jones, he was the eldest of five...
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Howard E. McMurry

March 14, 1961 - November 24, 2016

Howard E. McMurry 55, died November 24, 2016 after a battle with cancer.He was born March 14, 1961 in Jackson, TN to the late William "Bud" McMurry and the late Jean Pellagal. He was employed by Hargrove Engineers and Contractors and was a draftsman/designer for over 25 years.Howard was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. He was never happier than when he was in a deerstand.He is...
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James Rickie Lindsey, Sr.

April 23, 1961 - November 14, 2016

Mr. James Rickie Lindsey, Sr., age 55 of Jackson, passed away at his home on Monday morning, surrounded by his loving family.He was born on April 23, 1961 in Jackson, TN to the late James Fletcher and Mary Magdalene Scott Lindsey. Ricky was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and worked for the United Parcel Service (UPS) for thirty years. He enjoyed traveling especially going to Gatlinburg and...
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John Lucian Hunt

August 29, 1935 - November 13, 2016

Mr. John Hunt, age 81, passed away on November 13, 2016 after a short illness.He was born in Nashville, TN on August 29, 1935 to William and Daisy Hunt. He attended Richland Elementary School and Bellevue High School. He retired from Owens Corning.John was an active member of Clover Creek Baptist Church in Medon. He served the Lord in many capacities including serving as chairman of the deacons...
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Margaret Joita Alexander

April 28, 1932 - November 3, 2016

Margaret Joita Alexander, age 84, died November 3, 2016. She was a beloved wife and mother for 67 years. She was born April 28, 1932. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church for 68 years. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Herman Alexander; daughters: Phyllis (Bill) Robinson, Nancy Conner, and son Mark (Debbie) Alexander; seven grandchildren: Lee Conner, Amy Conner, Matthew (Jessica)...
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Judy Ann Mullins Beal

February 6, 1951 - November 1, 2016

Judy Mullins Beal, age 65, died peacefully on November 29, 2016 at her home in Jackson, TN after a brief struggle with cancer. Judy was born on February 6, 1951 to the late Howard W. Mullins and Jesse Lee Allen.Judy worked for Modern Woodmen of America for 35 years as an Administrative Assistant until her retirement in 2013.Judy enjoyed spending time with her family and close friends. She loved...
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Mae Golda Tims Henley

November 3, 1923 - October 31, 2016

Mrs. Mae Golda Tims Henley, age 92 of Lexington, TN, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 31, 2016.Mrs. Henley was born on November 3, 1923 in Bemis, TN to the late Bill and Ella Groves Tims. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William Howard Henley; a son, William Larry Henry; and a...
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Phillip Donald Jordan

December 10, 1954 - October 21, 2016

Mr. Phillip Donald Jordan, age 61 of Jackson, passed away at his home on Friday evening. He was born on December 10, 1954 in Jackson, TN to Donald Jordan and the late Mary Nell Cupples Jordan. He was a 1973 graduate of South Side High School and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He worked for Coca-Cola for 29 years and most recently for AutoZone and Martin Supply.He is survived by his wife,...
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