Dry season causes early burn permit requirements

Weeks of hot, dry weather is raising the risk of fire in west Tennessee. “Normally, burn permits for the county are not required until Oct. 15, but due to the dry weather we are having the Tennessee Division of Forestry has announced burn permits will be required starting Sept. 23,” the Hardin County Fire Department…

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Joe Wyatt (9-13-19) service 9-19-19

Joe L. Wyatt, of Picayune, Mississippi, departed this life on Friday, Sept. 13, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was born in Decatur County, Tennessee on Sept. 25, 1939, the son of the late Rob and Velma Mayo Wyatt. On Jan. 5, 1963, he was united in marriage to…

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Billy Joe McFall (9-11-19) service 9-15-19

Billy Joe McFall was born in Waterloo, Alabama on March 25, 1937, the son of the late Lee David and Cora Belle Perkins McFall. He graduated from Larimore Business College in 1957 and six years later married the love of his life, Linda Dianne Russell, on June 22, 1963.  During the years that followed, their…

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William “Pay” Lackey (9-10-19) service 9-12-19

William “Pay” Lackey departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 27 days. He was born in Hardin County on May 14, 1935, the son of the late Edward and Fannie Wolfe Lackey. On May 25, 1962, he was united in marriage to Betty Beckham, who survives.…

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Barbara Kyle (7-8-19) service 9-21-19

7/31/1929 – 7/8/2019 Barbara Bryant Kyle, widow of George Malcom Kyle, died in Athens, Georgia, on Monday, July 8. Born in Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Julian E. and Betty Gray Bryant. Mr. Bryant was manager of the Savannah Electric Co-op and Mrs. Bryant was an English teacher at Savannah Central High…

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Michael Gray (9-10-19) service 9-13-19

Michael Shawn Gray, 51, of Adamsville, died on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at North Alabama Medical Center, Florence, Alabama. Service was held on Friday, Sept. 13, at Church of God of Prophecy in Michie with Randy Bostick, Terry Swaw, William Axley, Jim Mitchell and Roy Bennett officiating. Interment at Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery. Arrangements…

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Billy Franks (9-10-19) service 9-12-19

Billy Gene Franks was born Dec. 20, 1938, in Waynesboro, the son of the late Ray and Frances Bridges Franks. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Dicus on Nov. 7, 1959. He died on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Mr. Franks attended First Baptist Church in Waynesboro and worked for Hassell and Hughes Lumber Company…

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John R. Coleman (9-8-19) service 9-21-19

John Richard Knight Coleman of Olive Hill was born in Nashville on Oct. 23, 1955, to Billy and Loraine Coleman. He was joined in marriage to Rhonda Brown on Sept. 7, 1976. He died Sunday, Sept. 8. He served honorably in the Tennessee National Guard. He was a journeyman in construction industry. He is survived…

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