John Arlis Bailey, 75, of Martin, Tennessee, formerly of Crump, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, at his home.
Mr. Bailey was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
He is survived by two daughters, Debra Capps and Terrie Williams, both of Dresden, Tennessee; two sons, John David Bailey and George Bailey, both of Paris, Tennessee; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Robert Bailey of Crump.
He was preceded in death by his former wife and the mother of his children, Clara Nixon Bailey; brothers, Clarence Bailey Jr. and Kent Bailey; and his parents, Clarence Bailey Sr. and Canzady McGarrity Bailey.
Effie Bevis Stricklin, of Savannah, departed this life on Friday, Feb. 24, at the age of 97 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
She was born in Hardin County on May 30, 1919, the daughter of the late George and Sarah Benson Bevis. On July 8, 1939, she was united in marriage to Martin Johnson Stricklin, who preceded her in death on May 5, 2001.
Effie enjoyed raising chickens, especially Bantam hens and White Rock Leghorns, and gardening. She was known as an excellent cook and taking care of her girls. She attended White’s Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Martin J. Stricklin Jr. and his wife Ann, Bonnie Marie Stricklin and Barbara Marcella Stricklin, all of Savannah; daughter-in-law, Carmen Stricklin of Savannah; grandchildren, Pam Hubbard and husband Greg, Steve Stricklin and wife Jamie, Stephanie Casteel and husband Chris, Kamela Hill and husband Johnny, and Tim Stricklin and wife Stacy; great-grandchildren, Kala Hill, Kelton Hill, Ella Rose Hill, Olivia Hill, Steven Stricklin, Ashley Stricklin and Matthew Hubbard; sisters, Molly Word and Hazel Holloway, both of Savannah; and brothers, Gene Bevis of Savannah and Ernest Bevis of Adamsville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Travis Stricklin; sisters, Delois Bevis, Elsie Franks and Delsey Holcomb; and brothers, Clarence Bevis and Walter Bevis.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jimmy McGee and Keith Holloway officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.
Garcie Roberts, of Savannah, was born on April 28, 1933, the son of the late Floyd and Mary Preston Roberts.
He departed this life on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 22 days.
Garcie served his country in the United States Navy. He was self-employed at his construction company, Roberts’ Siding. Garcie lived in California before moving to Hardin County. He attended New Prospect Baptist Church in the community of Hooker’s Bend. Garcie enjoyed spending time with his family and passing out scripture candies.
Garcie is survived by his sons, Robert Alen Roberts and wife Doris of Savannah and Garcie Jeremy Roberts of Savannah; daughter, Linda Paulette Black and husband Duane of Adamsville; stepdaughter, Sharee Thornberry of Santa Ana, California; sisters, Frances Lawson and husband Ed of Savannah and Emogene Adkins of Savannah; brother, Winston Roberts and wife Brenda of Greenville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Tammy Hollins and husband Jackie, Heath Gramse and wife Jenny, Trent Gramse and wife Brandy, Charles Bosman, Steve Bosman, Bobbie Jo Davis and husband Brian, Letisha Rene Stamp, and Leslie Ann Emison and husband Jay; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Olivia, Thomas, Justin, Haley, Colton, Cameron, Emily, Courtney, Kylie, Presley, Emily, Skyler, Grace, Destiny, Chloe, Denim, Lacie and Brooklyn.
Along with his parents, Garcie was preceded in death by his stepmother, Myrtle Roberts; sisters, Ellawease Price and Peggy Jacobson; and brothers, Boe Roberts, Harold Roberts, and Herbert Roberts.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Chad Balentine officiating.
Robert “Bob” E. Morris was born on 30 September 1931 in Savannah, the son of the late Mr. Arthur Cahal Morris and Mrs. Willie-May Briley Morris.
Mr. Morris passed beyond this life on 4 February, at his home, surrounded by family, in San Jose, California. Bob was 85 years old.
Bob spent his childhood on Riverside Drive in Savannah, graduating from Savannah High School, where he met and married Virginia Lee Fondren, who resides in San Jose, California.
After entering the U.S.A.F., Bob and Virginia left Savannah for the military life. Bob was an Airman for SAC, working B-52 Electronics, acquiring the rank of TEC-5 (SSGT).
Mr. Morris took an opportunity in the mid 1950s to join a budding ‘Space Program’ in Houston, Texas. There, Bob took charge of a group of engineers and had direct access to, and supported the Gemini, Mercury and Apollo flight programs, including command of the engineering team overseeing the Lunar Landing in 1969.
Following the Apollo 12 mission, Bob took another opportunity at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Bob Morris was a skilled engineering team member of the Voyager 1 & Voyager 2 Deep Space Probes. Bob had his expertise applied to many other missions while at JPL, and those missions took Virginia and he across the world.
Bob Morris met various Sr. U.S. Government officials, notable scientific dignitaries, and at least two sitting U.S. Presidents. Bob completed his working career after 39 years with one single employer. Bob was loyal to his country, his employer, his family, his friends, and his faith in the Lord. My Pop was an extraordinary man.
Bob and Virginia had three children, Kathy Jeanne of Orange County, California, Barry Wayne of San Jose, California, and Robert Cahal of Cookeville, Tennessee. Bob and Jenny also adopted a daughter, Buffey Joella. Bob enjoyed each of his 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. ‘Papa’, as he became known was the perfect playmate to all of those ‘Grands’, with endless energy and intriguing stories that flowed like a river out of our beloved Papa.
Robert E. Morris was interned with full military honors, on 10 February, at Los Gatos Memorial Garden, Los Gatos, California. Rest Easy Pop.
Rex Milford was born March 16, 1935, in McNairy County, the son of the late Dennis E. and Jewel Garrison Milford.
He was united in marriage to Betty Sue Youngblood on Aug. 21, 1965.
Mr. Milford retired from Pickwick Landing State Park. He was a member of Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville,. His hobbies were playing dominos with family and friends, farming alongside his son, and he was a longtime supporter of Adamsville Cardinals football team. His voice was one of the Tennessee River Boys for more than 50 years. He, along with his twin brother Ray, and brother-in-law Jerry were the original three boys.
Mr. Milford departed this life on Thursday, Feb. 23, in Savannah, at the age of 81 years, 11 months, 7 days.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Milford of Stantonville; a son, Marlon Rex Milford of Stantonville; twin brother, Ray Milford and wife Shirley of Stantonville; three sisters, Willie Ann Milford, Carolyn Murphy, and Sandra Whitten and husband Jerry, all of Stantonville; and a host of extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Milford was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Shelia Diane Guynes; and a brother, Jerry Dan Milford.
Services were held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m., at Meeks Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville with Charles Linam officiating. Burial followed in Meeks Grove Cemetery at Stantonville.