Obituaries 2013

Mary Hughes (12-22-13) service 12-27-13

      Mary Smith Hughes, age 84, of Camden, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Camden Healthcare. She was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Crump, to the late Giles Clay and Ella Love Smith. Ms. Hughes was the co-owner of the Camden Gravel Company where she was heavily involved in the Tennessee Road…

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Don Lee (12-25-13) service 12-28-13

      Rev. James Don “Big Daddy” Lee, 60, of Savannah passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was born Dec. 17, 1953 in Waverly to Rev. Thomas Paul and Roberta Joyce Simpson Lee. Rev. Don Lee was a United Methodist minister and a member of the Tennessee Annual…

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Joanie Pickens (12-27-13) service 12-31-13

      Joanie Pickens, 61, died Friday, Dec. 27 in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late Louis Elmer Gean, Sr. and Jacqueline Louise Hardin Gean. Joanie was owner of the Tumbleweed Family Dance. She also worked as a licensed beautician and bartender at American Legion and Moose Lodge. Joanie was a member…

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Charles Goodlow (12-24-13) service 12-30-13

      Charles Edward Goodlow, 67, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah. He was the son of the late Earl Broyles and Bobbie Goodlow. He was united in marriage to Nannie Pearl Siner, who survives. Mr. Goodlow was a member of Saint John’s Baptist Church in Savannah. He was…

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Shelia Turnbow (12-28-13) service 12-28-13

      Shelia Kay Phillips Turnbow, 60, died Saturday, Dec. 28 in Savannah. She was born in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of the late Gene and Earlene Shepard Phillips. She was united in marriage to Sammy K. Turnbow, who survives. Shelia attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Savannah. In addition to her husband,…

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Granville Franks (12-24-13) service 12-28-13

      Granville Franks, 85, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24. He was the son of the late Glenn Presley and Lillie Franks. He was united in marriage to Polly Stricklin, who preceded him in death. Mr. Franks was self-employed working in home construction. He was a member of Forest Ridge Union Church. Mr. Franks…

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Murlene Reed (12-22-13) service 12-26-13

      Murlene Austin Reed, 62, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Dec. 22. She was born in Hardin County the daughter of John Henry Tidwell and the late Gladys Marie Jones Franks. Ms. Reed worked at Clayton Mobile Homes. In addition to her father,  she is survived by her children, Johnny Ray Austin and…

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Louise Pickens (12-21-13) service 12-23-13

      Louise “Mama Lou” Pickens, 84, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. She was daughter of the late Luther Pope and Mamie Terry Parrish. She was united in marriage to J. C. Pickens, whopreceded her in death. Mrs. Pickens was owner and operator of…

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Billy Joe King (12-19-13) service 12-21-13

      Billy Joe King, 54, of Morris Chapel, died on Thursday, Dec. 19, in Savannah. He was born in Selmer, son of the late Alva Everett and Alline Leatherwood King. He was united in marriage to Tina Baggett, who survives. Mr. King was a truck driver. He was Baptist in faith. In addition…

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Cletus Cooksey (12-21-13) service 12-23-13

      Cletus E. Cooksey, 86, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, in Savannah. He was son of the late Samuel Lacy Franklin Cooksey and Jessie Hollingsworth Cooksey. He was united in marriage to Faye M. Smith who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He is…

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