Louise Tilley Stricklin, 87, of Savannah, died on Friday, Jan. 13, in Savannah.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Leonard and Mamie Tilley. She was united in marriage to J.D. Stricklin, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Stricklin was a homemaker and she was a member of Abrams Chapel Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Roger Stricklin of Savannah; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Sue Rust of Savannah; and two brothers, Leslie Tilley of Savannah and Lester Tilley of Cookville, Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Monedith Copeland.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 16, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Charles Pevahouse and Daniel Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Lutts Cemetery at Lutts, Tennessee.
Ephriam Eugene “Gene” Rinks, 83, of Stantonville, died on Saturday, Jan. 14.
He was born in McNairy County, the son of the late Elmer and Martha “Mattie” Loualla Hunt Rinks. He was united in marriage to Rose Marie Kiddy, who survives.
Mr. Rinks was a member of West Shiloh Baptist Church in Stantonville, Shriners and a 32nd degree Mason Scottish Rite Lodge 338 in Adamsville. He had worked for Counce Paper Mill for more than 20 years. He had also worked for Smith Oil and Thomas Oil. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife Rose Marie Rinks of Stantonville; a son, Odus Stacye Rinks of Adamsville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Rinks was preceded in death by a half-sister, Virble Noe; and two brothers, Elmer Rinks Jr. and James Rinks.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan.16, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with James Stophel officiating. Burial followed in Pebble Hill Cemetery near Michie.
Donnie Ray Qualls, 61, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, at Hardin Medical Center.
He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Donald Qualls and Lizzie Vernet Ford Qualls.
He is survived by his son, Scotty Pfeffer of Gardiner, New York; and two sisters, Mary Youngblood of Williamsburg, Virginia and Linda Tinker of Smithville, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Jane of Hardin County.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m., at Hollands Creek Cemetery. All friends and family are invited to join us.
Franky Lee Norval, 27, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
He was born in New Albany, Mississippi, the son of Teresa Lynn Norval.
He was a member of Wayside Ministries in Savannah.
He is survived by his mother, Teresa Norval of Savannah; five children, Montana Norval, Dalton Mathes, Dante’ Norval, NeVaeh Rhodes and Braylyn Mitchell; and his grandmother, Mary Plunk.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Denny Wayne Norval Sr., and his great-grandparents, Eugine Norval, Powerene Smith, Willard Harville and Mable Harville.
Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Chad Balentine officiating. Burial followed in Savannah Cemetery.
Donald Martin, 70, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Jan. 12, in Savannah.
He was born in Rockledge, Florida, the son of the late Howard Dodson and Vivian Elizabeth (Bone) Martin Canada.
Mr. Martin retired from Williams Cabinet Shop. He also had worked at Parrish Manufacturing and Guild Industries.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Canada.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Savannah Cemetery in Savannah with Alton Asher officiating.