April Gail Anderson, 39, of Savannah, died on Monday, Jan. 30.
She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of Margie Briley Fowler and the late Archie Fowler.
She was a lifelong member of Nixon First Pentecostal Church. She had worked for Praxis in Savannah; BP convenience store in Counce; and Pickwick Market in Counce.
She is survived by her sons, Kaden Briley Anderson and Austin Gage Anderson, both of Savannah; mother, Margie Fowler of Savannah; and brother, A.J. Fowler of Savannah.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Nixon First Pentecostal Church in Savannah with John Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Wesley’s Chapel Church Cemetery at Savannah.
David White was born on Sept. 26, 1940, the son of the late Homer and Edra Venice Lane White. On Oct. 8, 1960, he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Bingham. David departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 9 days.
David was raised in the Hookers Bend community. Before his 25 years at PCA, he was employed at Kimberly-Clark in Memphis for seven years and Decaturville Sportswear for two years. David loved to fish, travel and garden. He was a hard-worker that was devoted to his family and wanted the best for everyone.
Along with his wife Nancy of 56 years, David is survived by his sons, Eddie White and wife Lana of Adamsville, Kevin White and wife Angela of Michie, Greg White of Savannah, Shawn White and wife Wanda of Savannah and Seth White of Savannah; grandchildren, Natalie Aven and husband Bryan, Nicole Cotner and husband Wes, Casey White, Kody White, Joshua White, Kaitlyn Taylor and husband Rhea, Stephen White, Bethanie Cart and Kelsea Cart; great-grandchildren, Presley Cotner, Bane Cotner, and Finn Cotner, Emma White, Kyra Sparks and Mikaila Aven.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his infant son, Joshua White; and his daughter-in-law, Patti White.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Barry Binion, Albert Bromley and Howard Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Clarence Simmerman, of Adamsville, departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the age of 99 years, 10 months and 24 days.
He was born in Martin County, Indiana, on March 5, 1917, the son of the late Francis and Nellie Ray Simmerman. He was united in marriage to Dorthy Roberts on Oct. 9, 1937. Clarence and Dorthy moved from Williams, Indiana, in 1960, to West Palm Beach, Florida, and then in 1971 to Jupiter, Florida, and then in 2003 to Adamsville.
Clarence was a straight “A” student throughout his school years and was Valedictorian of his senior class. As a young man, Clarence worked on the family farm in Indiana. Clarence worked in Indiana for 14 years producing and scheduling transport of munitions for the U.S. Navy, which was considered a “critical” job category and included support of WWII efforts. Clarence began work for UTC Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in West Palm Beach as a dimensional inspector. He worked for them until retirement. After his retirement he served as a volunteer dispatcher and site supervisor for the Martin County Sheriff’s Department at its Jupiter, Florida substation until his move to Tennessee. He was a member of the Mason Blue Lodge of Bedford, Indiana. Clarence enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.
He is survived by his wife of 79 years, Dorthy Roberts Simmerman of Adamsville; son, Jerry Simmerman and wife Marcia of Adamsville; grandchildren, Claris Bartlett and husband Earl of Brownsboro, Alabama and Joy Varden and husband Scott of Huntsville, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Matthew Robinson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christi Marie Mahaffey of Huntsville, Alabama, Blake Bartlett and Jacob Bartlett, both of Brownsboro, Alabama, and Sarah Varden of Huntsville, Alabama; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Jackie Simmerman; and brothers, Ernest and Opal Simmerman.
Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Ministries, Love and Truth Church, P.O. Box 337, Adamsville, Tenn. 38310.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Scott Melson officiating. Burial followed in Adamsville Cemetery at Adamsville, Tennessee.
Peggy Wicker Rosier, 71, of Childers Hill, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.
She was born in McNairy County on June 25, 1945, to the late Troy and Gladys Davis Wicker.
Peggy was a lady of great devotion. Her devotion extended to everything she loved. Her husband, children and grandchildren all attest to this. Peggy loved her Lord and spent much time reading His Word. She loved traveling, motorcycling and camping. Her devotion included her Chicago Cubs, Tennessee Volunteers and NASCAR. Her life was as full as her heart. Her final battle was her biggest but was fought with dignity and class to the very end. Peggy was loved as deeply as she loved, and the world is richer for her being here. She will be forever remembered in the hearts of her family and friends.
A celebration of Peggy’s life was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Childers Hill Pentecostal Church, officiated by Paul Childers. Interment followed in Pisgah Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Matthew Wilkerson, Brian Dixon, Paul Ernst, Willis Winters, Ken Hannah and Richard Childers.
Arrangements by Magnolia Funeral Home.
Those left to honor Peggy’s memory include her husband, David E. Rosier of Childers Hill; her daughters, Vicky Wilkerson and husband Terry of Childers Hill and Kimberly Dickerson and husband Jimbo of Michie; her step-daughter, Brandi-Lynn Bailey and husband Kenneth of Long Island, New York; her grandchildren, Melody Dixon and husband Brian, Matthew Wilkerson, Kendall Dickerson, Chloe Dickerson, Tiffany Dickerson and Alyssa Bailey; her great-grandchildren, Mattie Brown and Warren Dixon; her sisters, Frances Phillips of Adamsville and Angela Jerrolds and husband John of Indianapolis, Indiana; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. I
n addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Warren Gene “Buddy” McCain; and by her brothers, Troy Wicker Jr., Arlie Wicker and James “Boe” Wicker.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480 Columbia, Maryland 21044.
Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net.
Virginia Muriel Pettigrew, of Adamsville, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 3 days.
She was born in the Walnut Grove community of Hardin County on Oct. 28, 1928, the daughter of the late William Barney and Edna Nora Lee Smith. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Joe Kent Pettigrew, who preceded her in death July 1996.
Virginia retired from Hunter Fan Company in Memphis, where she had worked for 45 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville and the Home Demonstration Club in Stantonville. Virginia loved her church and was a very active member and she enjoyed traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her brothers, Sammie H. Smith of Stantonville and Derald K. Smith of Bolivar.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James David Smith, Melvin Sevier Smith, and Douglas Edward Smith; and sisters, Ethel Laurene Conaway and Mary Maxine Smith.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Adamsville with Chad Ball officiating. Burial followed in Norment Cemetery at Whiteville, Tennessee.