Mary Ellon Terry (9-16-09) services 9-21-09

Mary Ellon Terry, 76, of Gas City, Ind., died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Miller’s Merry Manor.  Mary Ellon was born in Clifton, daughter of the late Russell and Eddie Marie Lineberry Wheat. She was united in marriage to Wilburn Terry who survives. She worked at RCA and was a homemaker. She and her husband wintered at Sportsman Cove Campground in McIntosh, Fla. every winter since 1985. Services were held on Monday, Sept. 21, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, Gas City, Ind., with Rev. Mick Simpkins officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Gas City. Online condolences may be made at In addition to her husband, Wilburn, she is survived by daughters, Vickie Willmann, Misti Beal, Susie Hoke; sister, Dola Holt of Waynesboro; brother, James Wheat of Clifton; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brother, Lee Roy; sisters, Willie May Nutt and Carrie Faye Owens.

Mary Frances Freeman (8-22-09) services 8-25-09

Mary Frances Ross Freeman of Counce was born in Davidson County, Tenn., on June 28, 1932, the daughter of the late Calvin and Mary Ross. On Aug. 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to Alton Ray Freeman, who preceded her in death on July 11, 1986. Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker, loving mother, wonderful grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Counce. She wrote the Counce News article for The Courier for many years and loved it. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of her dog "Uggie." Mrs. Freeman enjoyed working with children at FBC, where she helped with the WASP after-school program. She taught beginners Sunday school class for 25 years. She was a wonderful teacher and loved all her "church babies" just like family. Mrs. Freeman departed this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the age of 77 years, 1 month, 24 days. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Vernon "Wheely" Miller of Morris Chapel, Denise and Bill Easter of Savannah; three grandchildren, Jyssica Nowlin, Tara Easter Landis and her husband Jon, and Rhiannon Rae Easter; one step-granddaughter, Veronica Black; one great-grandson, Josiah Landis, a very special young man, Korey Goodman, three nieces, one nephew, and very special friends, Jim and Ann Young. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Robinson; one brother, Calvin "Buddy" Ross, and one infant son, Alton Richard Freeman. Services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Counce, with Dr. Bill Darnell and Rev. Bill Easter officiating. Special music was provided by 4Joy. Burial was in the Center Hill Cemetery in Hardin County. A memorial fund for Mrs. Freeman has been opened at Hardin County Bank to assist with medical bills.

Mary Franks (4-25-09) services 4-28-09

Mary Edna Franks, 82, of Savannah, died Saturday, April 25. She was born in Lutts, Tenn., the daughter of the late John Robert and Elizabeth Vesta Warrington Daniel. She was united to Glenn Franks, who survives. Mrs. Franks was a homemaker. Services were held on Tuesday, April 28, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Don Lee officiating. Burial was in the Sunny Hill Cemetery at Hardin County. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, J.D. of Counce, Danny of Adamsville and Ronnie Franks of Alabama; three daughters, Katherine Kiddy of Selmer, Kayron Egolhoff of St. Louis, Mo., Anita Lamont of Savannah; two step-daughters, Betty Hardin and Robbie Jo Casteel, both of Savannah; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lynn Franks; five brothers; William, Earl, Madison, Richard and Robert Young Daniel; three sisters, Juanita Combs, Gladys Patterson, and Bessie Smith.

Mary McFall (4-21-09) services 4-24-09

Mary Walter McFall, of Lutts, was born in Walnut Grove, on June 17, 1921, the daughter of the late Walter and Jewell Cherry Austin. On Dec. 25, 1942, she was united in marriage to Dougal Dee McFall, who survives. Mrs. McFall was a homemaker and a member of the Lutts Baptist Church. She encouraged her children to receive as much education as possible. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, gardening. All her grandchildren enjoyed being with her. Mrs. McFall departed this life on Tuesday, April 21, at the age of 87 years, 10 months, 4 days. In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Donny McFall of Memphis, Johnny McFall and wife Debbie, Danny McFall and wife Regina, all of Florence, Ala., Mark McFall and wife Sheila of Lutts, Tenn., Gary McFall and wife Lisa of Brentwood, Tenn.; two daughters, Patsy McFall Wilkinson and husband Bob of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Marilyn McFall Howard and husband Allan of Manchester, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Jackie McFall of Columbia, Tenn.; a beloved sister, Robbie Murphy of Waterloo, Ala.; 18 grandchildren, Wayne McFall, Ashley McFall, Benjamin Bowling, Chris McFall, Bridget McFall Moore, Brittany McFall, Indy Wilkinson, Lauren McFall, Tiffany McFall, Cara McFall, Alison McFall, Garrett McFall, Amanda McFall, Sydney McFall, Ragan McFall, Madison McFall, Makenzie McFall, and Lance Howard; six great-grandchildren, Hunter McFall, Bekah McFall, Bailey Bowling, Emma Bowling, Sam Bowling, and Harbor Moore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robin Charles McFall; two brothers, James Austin and Joe Wisdom; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca McFall. Services were held on Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jimmy McGee officiating. Burial was in the Lutts Cemetery.

Mary Pitts (6-4-09) services 6-6-09

Mary Omega Pitts, 84, of Saltillo, died Thursday, June 4. She was born in Decatur County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Charlie Ramsom and Dolly Jones Stanfill. She was united in marriage to Hardy Parker Pitts, who preceded her in death . Ms. Pitts was a member of the Saltillo Church of Christ and the Saltillo Senior Citizens. She had worked for H.I.S. Sportswear as a seamstress. Services were held on Saturday, June 6, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, with James Roy Wyatt officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Saltillo. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra K. Ruth of Selmer; a son, Barney Parker Pitts of Savannah; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jewell Hanna, Thelma Scott, and Violet Stanfill; three brothers, Clyde, Opal and Guy Stanfill; and a grandchild.

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