Paul Ratliff (2-18-17) service 2-20-17

Paul Blake Ratliff, 81, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Feb. 18.
He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of the late Arvid and Sadie Bartley Ratliff. He was united in marriage to Louise Bowling Ratliff, who survives.
Mr. Ratliff previously worked for B&B Construction Company and retired from a construction company that worked at the Paper Mill. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Ratliff of Adamsville; daughter, Carolyn Phillips of Adamsville; two sisters, Virginia Dare Garber of Grundy, Virginia and Wanda Williams of Michigan; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Evelyn K. Maness; son, Larry Blair; three brothers; and four sisters.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Phil Mitchell and Chad Ball officiating. Burial followed in Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville.

James Shankle (2-4-17)

James Shankle, 48, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Feb. 4.
He was the son of the late James Ervin and Linda Paulette McClanahan Shankle.
Mr. Shankle was of Church of God belief.
He is survived by his daughters, Madison Shankle and Briana Bowen, both of Michie; and his brother, Anthony Shankle of Savannah.
No services are scheduled at this time.

Paul Moore (2-9-17) service 2-12-17

Paul William Moore, 89, of Michie, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, in Corinth, Mississippi.
He was born in Michie, the son of the late Odus Odell and Lois Williams Moore.
Mr. Moore was a farmer and owner-operator of Moore’s Place for many years. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
He is survived by three children, Nathan Moore, Dwight Moore and Regina Farris all of Michie; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Clayton of Corinth, Mississippi, Juanita “Tot” Taylor of Michie; and the mother of his children, Betty Moore.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Kay Moore; two great-grandsons; three brothers, Travis Moore, J.R. “Bully” Moore, and an infant brother; and a sister, Marie Brown.
Services were on Sunday, Feb. 12, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Malcom George officiating. Burial  followed in Pebble Hill Cemetery at Michie. Online condolences can made be made at

Doris Collins (2-7-17) service 2-9-17

Doris Collins, 78, of Saltillo, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Alvin R. and Velma Doyle Collins. She was united in marriage to Herman Kenneth Collins, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Collins had worked for H.I.S. Sportswear as a sewing machine operator for more than 20 years.  She was a member of Saltillo Church of Christ.
She is survived by her son, Kenny Collins of Saltillo; brother, Robin Collins of Saltillo; and sisters, Reba Davidson of Cedar Grove, Tennessee and Betty Sipes of Lavinia, Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Martin, Jimmie Dean Arnold and Marie Terry.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 9,  at Saltillo Church Of Christ with Larry Redmond officiating. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery of Saltillo.

Jim Young (2-10-17) service 2-15-17

Jim Young, of Counce, was born in Selmer on April 30, 1931. On Dec. 22, 2000, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Parrish, who survives.
Mr. Young was plant supervisor of Layne & Bowler in Memphis. He enjoyed in his spare time doing woodworking and working in his garden.  Mr. Young was of Baptist belief.
He departed this life on Friday, Feb. 10, at his residence in Counce at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 11 days.
In addition to his wife Mary Ann of 16 years, he is survived by one son, Greg Young of Florida; one stepson, Billy Beckham of Olive Branch, Mississippi; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, Courtney Ghadimi and Mackenzie Beckham; one sister, Mamie Gilchrist of Selmer; two nephews, Wayne Elam of Selmer and Jimmy Young of Corinth, Mississippi.
Mr. Young was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Young; and eight siblings.
Services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m., at Counce First Baptist Church in Counce, Tennessee, with Randy Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Gravel Hill Cemetery at McNairy County.

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