Jack Hoover Simmons, 88, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Jan. 21, in Nashville.
He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Oscar and Ollie Bryant Simmons. He was united in marriage to Mackie Nell Bain, who survives.
Mr. Simmons was a self employed contractor. He was a member of Olive Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Mackie, he is survived by his children, Jacklyn Bradley of Ravenden, Arkansas, Jimmie Milgrim of Olive Hill, Brenda Nguyen of Jackson, Tennessee, Eddie Joe Simmons of Savannah and Lonnie Simmons of Jackson, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Billy Simmons of Olive Hill.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Hughie Simmons, W.K. Simmons, James Simmons and Joe Simmons; and two sisters, Myrtle Dowdy and Evelyn Bowling.
Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Kyle Winsert and Michael Bradley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at Savannah.
Wallace Edward Sibley, 82, of Memphis, formerly of Hardin County, died on Saturday, Jan. 7.
Mr. Sibley was a member at First Assembly of God and served on the finance committee. He also served on the board of Teen Challenge for many years. He was a founder of two businesses and owner of Sibley A/C and Heating Services.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Sibley; children, Paulanne Townsend and Cristy Tiedemann; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Joann Shelton, Ted Sibley, Jack Sibley and Tommy Sibley; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by, parents, Clell and Doris Sibley; and siblings, Bobbie Tyler and Jerry Sibley.
Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at First Assembly of God Church, in Cordova. Burial followed in Crump Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the MAPS (Mobilization And Placement Services) missions program at the church, First Assembly of God Christian School or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research).
Larry Wade Nixon, 73, of Adamsville, died on Friday, Jan. 20, in Adamsville.
He was born in McNairy County, the son of the late Homer Clement and Rose Ann Bryant Nixon.
Mr. Nixon worked at Brown Shoe Company.
He is survived by a daughter, Denise Nixon Bennett of Michie; two sons, Wade Nixon of Michie, Terry Nixon of Ramer, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kathaleen Faye Smith of Lawton, Tennessee, and Lula Ann Beyer of Hornsby, Tennessee.
In addition to his wife, Linda Lou Terry Nixon and his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Elizabeth Nixon Gann; two sisters, Lessie Lou Kiser and Willie Lee Goodrum; and two brothers, Julius Herbert Nixon and Rubel Nixon.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 23, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Aaron Moss officiating. Burial followed in Michie Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery at Michie.
Danita Lillian Woodall Nichols, 48, of Savannah, died on Monday, Jan. 16.
She was the daughter of Roy Lee Woodall and Frances Louise Adams. She married Daniel Fay Nichols Jr., who survives.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Nichols is survived by her sons, Justin Dean Watkins of Savannah, Michael Trevor Watkins of Rogersville, Alabama, and Daniel Fay Nichols III of Savannah; step-daughter, Kristi Taylor of Jackson, Tennessee; brother, Hector Lee Woodall of St. Joseph, Tennessee; sister, Tina Lee Brakin of Town Creek, Alabama; step-brothers, Barry and James Adams, both of Sardis; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Jimmy Dean Adams.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jason McCarley and Pastor Sam Reeves officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Karen Laverne Hallum Melson, 58, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Jan. 14.
She was the daughter of JoAnn Baker and the late Walter Lee Hallum.
She was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church. She worked as a cashier at Walmart for 11 years.
In addition to her mother, JoAnn Baker, she is survived by her daughters, Betty Leeann Lopez of Savannah, Ashley Dawn Stansell of Jackson, Tennessee, and JoAnna Sue Sharp of Savannah; brothers, Michael Hallum, Jimmy Hallum and Timmy Hallum, all of Hendersonville, Tennessee; sister, Betty Jo Shoemake of Savannah; and nine grandchildren.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ronnie Glenn Hallum; step-father, Brice Nelson Long; and grandparents, Hughie Haskell and Zillie Baker.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah with Larry Adair officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.