Verdie Spears (2-5-13) service 2-7-13

Verdie Spears

Verdie Faye Spears, 85, of Crump, died Tuesday, Feb. 5.

She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of Asberry and Mason Lindsey Hutchens, who preceded her in death. She married John Spears, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Spears had worked for the Dillon Manufacturing Company as an inspector. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Crump.

Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with James "Buck" Hopper officiating. Burial followed in the Crump Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Wanda Kimberland of Savannah; two sons, Larry Spears of Savannah and Eddie Spears of Crump; two sisters, Dorothy (Dot) Green and Buleah Frances Bashier, both of Crump; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She is also preceded in death by one son, James C. Spears; and one sister, Audrey Templeton Robbins.

Tommie Sue Montgomery (2-6-13) service 2-9-13

Tommie Sue Montgomery

Tommie Sue Barham Montgomery, 79, of Savannah, died Wednesday, Feb. 6.

She was born in Morris Chapel, the daughter of the late Tommy Wesley and Clarcy Jane Hensley Turner.

Mrs. Montgomery was a member of Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Savannah.

Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Johnny Burns officiating. Burial followed in the Crump Cemetery.

She is survived by her children, Stephen Ray Barham of Hot Springs, Ark., Tommy Mitchell Barham of Brighton, Tenn., Sylvia Ludolf of Medon, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jr. Ray Barham; second husband, Van Montgomery; and brother, Benjamin Charles Turner.

Marguerite Coke (1-28-13) service 1-30-13

Marguerite Coke

Marguerite B. Coke, 86, formerly of Counce, died Monday, Jan. 28, in Memphis.

Born in Cherry Creek, Miss., she was laid to rest in a graveside service on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Mountain Valley, Ark.

She is survived by her sister, Theresa B. Morgan in Arkansas; and her children, Becky Freeman, Waterman, Lyon and Ritchey Kerby, all from Tennessee, and three grandchildren.

She was employed as a RN, serving 30+ years at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, the VA Hospital and retiring from Baptist Memorial Hospital, all in Memphis. She was a member of First Baptist Church Counce.

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Ruby Campbell (2-7-13) service 2-9-13

Ruby Campbell

Ruby Campbell, 74, of Crump, died Thursday, Feb. 7.

She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Dossie and Georgia Parrott.

Mrs. Campbell was united in marriage to Billy Ray Campbell. Together they owned and operated Bill & Ruby’s Cafe. Ruby was a member of Crump Pentecostal Church.

Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Crump United Pentecostal Church in Crump with Gene Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the Pisgah Cemetery at Shiloh.

She is survived by her sons, Dwight Campbell of Shiloh, Carl Campbell and Denny Parrott, both of Savannah; brother, Tommy Parrott of Corinth, Miss.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Ray Campbell; daughter, Sandra Campbell; and sisters, Helen Ruth Jones, Polly White and Jane Harrison.

Robert "Big Jeff" Brewer (2-6-13) service 2-9-13

Robert "Big Jeff" Brewer

Robert Glen Brewer, 55, of Savannah, died Wednesday, Feb. 6.

He was born in Hardin County, the son Mary Gayle Brewer Mathis.

Mr. Brewer had been a deckhand with American Commercial Barge line and a truck driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Gerald Caperton officiating. Burial followed in the Graham Cemetery at Savannah.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Jeffrey Brewer of Pensacola, Fla., and Justin Brewer of Savannah; three grandchildren; sisters, Georgia Middleton of Savannah and Teresa Pickens of Shiloh; brothers, Junior Mathis of Lexington, Tenn., James and Joe Mathis, both of Savannah.

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