Area Obituaries

Dorothy Michael-Stewart (6-25-20)

Dorothy Louise Michael-Stewart, 76, of Defiance, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 25. She was born on Feb. 9, 1944, in McNairy County, Tennessee. On Sept. 3, 1961, she married James Michael, who proceeded her in death in 2002. They had two children, Randy (Lori Harmon) Michael and Allan (Rebecca) Michael. In 2010, she married Thomas…

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Gerald Runyan (6-26-20)

Gerald Ray Runyan, 86, of Savannah, died Friday, June 26. He was born in Avery, Texas, the son of the late Walter Ray and Mary Etta Hathaway Runyan. He was united in marriage to Mary Purdy Littlejohn, who survives. Mr. Runyan served his country proudly in the United States Army for three years. He received…

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Patsy Perry (2-23-20)

June 20, 1945 — Feb. 23, 2020 Patsy Jean Scallion Perry, known to everyone who knew and loved her as Gie Gie, left this world surrounded by love and family in February. She had lived and worked in Memphis before retiring from Brim’s Snack Foods. Mrs. Perry was a great woman full of love. She…

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Dorothy Moore (6-23-20)

Dorothy “Dot” Barlow Moore, 93, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, June 23. She was born in Crump, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Minnie Ann and Robert Ether Barlow. She was united in marriage to Paul Franklin Moore, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Moore worked in retail and retired from J.C. Penney. She was…

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Opal Jerrolds (7-5-20)

Opal Rose Jerrolds was born in Savannah, Tennessee on July 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Elvin and Virgie Stricklin Rose. On June 15, 1963 she was united in marriage to Wayne Jerrolds, who survives. Opal worked from 1955 to 1992 at Brown Shoe Company.  She was a member of Turkey Creek Union Church. …

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J.W. Holt (7-3-20)

James Watt “J.W.” Holt, 88, of Savannah, departed this life peacefully in his home on Friday, July 3. Shortly after completing his education, J.W. made the selfless decision to serve his country, enlisting early in the United States Army at the age of 17. He performed admirably as a soldier throughout his 23 years as…

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Matthew DeAndre’ Holt (6-26-20)

Matthew DeAndre’ Holt was born in Savannah, Tennessee on March 18, the son of Michael Dillon Holt and Kaniesha Chiffon Jackson Holt. Matthew DeAndre’ Holt departed this life on Friday, June 26, at the tender age of three months and eight days. During his brief time here he experienced holding hands with mama and daddy,…

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Gerneal Goodman (7-2-20)

Gerneal Bachuss Goodman, 90, of Savannah, died Thursday, July 2. She was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Cooper Bachuss. She was united in marriage to Trennon Goodman, who survives. Mrs. Goodman retired from Brown Shoe Company after 41 years with the company. She was a member of…

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Faye Farris (6-27-20)

Fay Farris, 83, of Selmer, died Saturday, June 27. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Carl and Elsie McNally O’Conner. She was united in marriage to Bill Farris, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Farris was a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church in Counce. She is survived by…

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Lucille Stricklin (6-21-20)

Lucille Tidwell Stricklin was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on Jan. 16, 1927, to the late Howard and Mamie Austin Tidwell. She departed this life on June 21, at the age of 93 years, five months, and five days. Lucille was a member of Wards Church in Savannah, Tennessee. In her lifetime, she worked for…

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