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Area Obituaries

Mike Rice (9-23-22) service 10-1-22

Mike Rice, 57, of Counce, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, the son of the late Davey and Cookie Rice. Mr. Rice was a co-owner of Rice Heating and Air Conditioning. He is survived by his brothers, Billy Rice and Scooter Rice. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. at…

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June Barlow (9-23-22) service 9-26-22

June Easley Barlow, 83, of Crump, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23. She is the daughter of the late Marion Orin and Elsie Mae Higginbotham Easley. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Orris Barlow, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Barlow worked as a cafeteria supervisor at West Hardin Elementary School for six years…

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Christel Wilkins (9-23-22) service 9-29-22

Christel Wilkins, 95, of Adamsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23. She was born Christel Emilie Ida Wunnenberg in Kaiserslautern, Germany She was the beloved wife of Robert Earl for 65 wonderful years; devoted mother of Isolde Morin, Kay Zayas and Glenn Wilkins; mother-in-law of Fred Zayas; adored grandmother of Jarrod and Jason Zayas, Michael…

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Kenestene Strawn (9-23-22) service 9-28-22

Kenestene Strawn, 94, of Michie, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23. She was born in Hardin County on June 5, 1928, and she is the daughter of the late James David and Sophia Pearl Wardlow Wood. On Nov. 27, 1948, she was united in marriage to Billy Strawn, who preceded her in death on Jan.…

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Jerry Simmerman (9-11-22) service 9-14-22

Jerry Simmerman, 80, of Adamsville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 11. He prayed “The Lord’s Prayer” as he passed peacefully with his loving wife by his side. Mr. Simmerman was born in Nov. 15, 1941 in Bedford, Indiana and is the son of the late Clarence and Dorthy Simmerman. He graduated in 1959 from Williams…

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Elsie Beckham Luse

Elsie Lee Beckham Luse, 97, of Adamsville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23. She was born on Dec. 11, 1924, in Olive Hill, Tennessee and is the daughter of the late Arthur E. Beckham and Clonie Bell Franks Beckham. Ms. Luse was an original founder of Olive Hill Baptist Church. She was a hard working…

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Dorothy Bullington (9-9-22) service 9-16-22

Dorothy Bullington, 84, of Savannah, passed away on Friday, Sept. 9., in Florence, Alabama. She was born on May 14, 1938 in Hardin County, the daughter of the late James Vernon and Camilia Mae Robertson Shelby. On June 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Dean Meril Bullington, who preceded his wife in death…

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Samuel Young (9-15-22) no service

Samuel Geery Young, 70, of Savannah, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15. He is the son of the late Cecil C. Young and Veneal Hubbard Gates. He was united in marriage to Ann Young, who preceded her husband in death. Mr. Young worked in construction for the state of Florida. He is survived by his…

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James “J.C.” Starkey (9-10-22) service 9-15-22

James “J.C.” Starkey, 66, of Savannah, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 10. He is the son of the late Retha Mae Starkey Cooper and Loye Calvin Starkey. J.C. spent most of his life as a commercial fisherman. He had lived in Hardin and McNairy Counties for the past 25 years. He is survived by daughter,…

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Sarah Lou Stallings (9-15-22) no service

Sarah Lou Stallings, 76, of Savannah, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15. She is the daughter of the late Robert Clarence and Mary John Davis Stallings. Ms. Stallings was saved and baptized at Hollands Creek United Methodist Church in Savannah. She is survived by her sons, Michael Wicker and Robert Wicker; daughter, Susan Nance; sisters,…

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