Area Obituaries

Derril Turner (1-3-21)

Derril Wayne Turner, 72, of Portales, New Mexico, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, in Jackson, Tennessee. He was born in Portales, New Mexico, the son of the late David and Lorene Poff Turner. Mr. Turner had lived all of his life at Portales, New Mexico, where he was a member…

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Frank Qualls (1-4-21) service 1-6-21

Frank Dee Qualls, 84, of Stantonville, died on Monday, Jan. 4, in Savannah. He was born in Dry Creek Community of Hardin County, the son of the late William Archie and Gertrude “Totsie” Marlar Qualls. He was united in marriage to Agnes Laurene Kiddy who preceded him in death. Mr. Qualls worked for 40 years…

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Roy Ponds (1-6-21) service 1-9-21

Roy Wayne Ponds, 75, of Adamsville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Jackson, Tennessee. He was born in Atoka, Tennessee, the son of the late James Roy and Edna Smith Ponds. He was raised by his loving uncle and aunt, Bill and Marie Smith. He was united in marriage to Glenda Staggs, who survives. For…

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Carolyn Phillips (1-6-21) service 1-8-21

Carolyn Blair Phillips, 73, of Adamsville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the daughter of Louise Ratliff and the late Earnest Blair. She was united in marriage to Billy Phillips, who survives. In her youth, she was a member of the Rainbow Girls. Mrs. Phillips…

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Cletis Keele (12-29-20) service 1-9-21

Rev. Cletis Keele, 84, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Dec. 29, in Savannah. He was born in Waterloo, Alabama, the son of the late John Henry Keele and Nancy Keele Wilkerson. He was united in marriage to Katie Hurley, who survives. He worked for Hassell and Hughes Lumber Company where he filed and hammered saws.…

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Virginia Jackson (1-5-21) service 1-10-21

Virginia Ruth Jackson, 88, of Adamsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5. She was born to the late Harry M. and Gertie Pearl Wheatley Brown in Perry County, Illinois. She married Harold Eugene Jackson, who preceded her in death. She moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she was employed by Acme Steel Corporation for approximately two years.…

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Alice Dailey (1-3-21) service 1-6-21

Alice Dailey, 83, of Michie, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, in Savannah. She was born in Bay Springs, Florida, the daughter of the late Jacob and Emma Allen Starkie. She was united in marriage to Huey Dailey, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dailey was a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Janet Bishop…

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Teresa Crumby (1-8-21) service 1-12-21

Teresa Crumby, 53, of Savannah, died on Friday, Jan. 8. She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Albert and Joyce Bennett King. She was united in marriage to Joey Crumby, who survives. Mrs. Crumby had previously been a social worker for Pine Meadows. During her lifetime, she had been a member…

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Tommy Joe Briley (1-5-21) service 1-8-21

Tommy Joe Briley, 89, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Jan. 5. He was born in Cornersville, Tennessee, the son of the late Lester Donald Briley and Ina Pauline Blasingim Briley. He was united in marriage to Betty Jo Higgins, who survives. Mr. Briley was a carpenter by trade and a member of Nixon First Pentecostal…

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Lisa Wicker (1-9-21) service 1-13-21

Lisa Jane Treece Wicker, of Adamsville, was born in Savannah on Feb. 4, 1964, to the late Jimmy Lafoy and Wanda Ruth Moore Treece. She was raised in Adamsville until her family moved to Denham Springs, Louisiana in 1965, then returned to Adamsville in 1977. She was a 1982 graduate of Adamsville High School and…

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