Area Obituaries

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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Eldon Glenn Butts Jr. (9-10-19) service 9-15-19

Eldon Glenn Butts Jr., 54, of Crump, died on Tuesday, Sept. 10. He is survived by his father, Eldon Glenn Butts Sr.; mother Patricia D. Frace; sister, Teresa Butts of Florida; one niece; one nephew; and five great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Tamra Ann Butts. Services were held…

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Louis “Uncle Lou” Ross (9-13-19) service 9-18-19

Louis “Uncle Lou” Ross, 72, of Savannah, died on Friday, Sept. 13. He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Louis Edward and Bobbie Casey Ross. He was united in marriage to Sandra Lavern Thomason, who preceded him in death. Mr. Ross   was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and…

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Edward Cohen (8-26-19) service 9-13-19

Edward John Cohen, 77, of Sterling, Virginia, died Monday, Aug. 26. He was born in Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage to Altie Turnbow, who preceded him in death. Mr. Cohen worked as an electronic engineer for the United States Department of Defense at the Pentagon. He is survived by his nieces and nephews. In…

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