Obituaries 2016

Larry Chumney (12-10-16) service 6-24-17

Larry Chumney, 73, died Dec. 10, 2016, from complication of diabetes.He was raised in Covington, Tennessee, on a family farm, later owning a produce stand in Somerville, Tennessee, for many years until forced to retire because of health problems. He was never married and has no children.Mr. Chumney served honorably in the U.S. Army in…

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Julia Mills (12-31-16) service 1-21-17

Julia Marie Mills, of Jackson, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the age of 81 years, 4 months, and 14 days.  She was born in Hardin County on Aug. 17, 1935, the daughter of the late Glenn Andrew and Myrtie Marie Harris Mills. Julia Mills was a teacher of local legend in…

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Maggie Worley (12-31-16) service 1-6-17

Maggie Pearl Bricker Worley, of Finger, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 31, at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 8 days.  She was born in Selmer on March 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Vance and Mattie Wolfe Bricker.  She was united in marriage to Johnny Lee Worley, who preceded…

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Billy White (12-30-16) service 1-2-17

Rev. Billy Malone White, of Crump, was born on July 23, 1944, in Hardin County, the son of Kate Cherry White and the late William Floyd White.On Feb. 3, 1968, he was united in marriage to Shirley Boswell White, who survives.Prior to his work in the ministry, he served his country in the United States…

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Robert David Shelby (12-15-16) service 1-10-17

HMC Robert David ShelbyChief Hospital Corpsman (HMC) Robert David Shelby, 78, United States Navy Ret., died at his home in Bartlett, Tennessee, on Thursday, Dec. 15. He was formerly of Savannah.He leaves his wife Dianne of 56 years; two daughters, Lisa Oliver and Judy Littman; one granddaughter, four grandsons; and two great-grandsons. He also leaves…

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Reba Neill (12-31-16) service 1-3-17

Reba Young Neill was born in Savannah on Aug. 7, 1937, the daughter of the late Leonard and Lillie Young.On Feb. 14, 1953, she was united in marriage to Billy Rogers Neill, who preceded his wife in death on June 21, 2014.Mrs. Neill worked for Brown Shoe Company and also had worked for Hardin County…

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Amanda Wallace (12-20-16)

Amanda Ruth Wallace, 39, of Toledo, Ohio, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20.She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan.She worked at McDonald’s in Toledo. Her mother and step-father are Lyn and Bill Cunningham of Adamsville. Her father and step-mother are Ronald G. Wallace Sr. and Leona Wallace of Florida.She is also survived by siblings, George Wallace…

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Henry Richardson (12-20-16) service 12-22-16

Henry C. Richardson, 90, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20.Mr. Richardson was a member of Plumbers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mae Rose Richardson; sons, Prentis R. and wife Kathryn Richardson, Jimmy Dale and wife Brenda Richardson, David Earl…

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Katye Ellis (12-18-16) service 12-21-16

Katye Rob Beckham Ellis departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the age of 87 years, 9 months, and 28 days.  She was born in the Big Ivy community of Hardin County on Feb. 20, 1929, the daughter of the late Jay Wilson and Alta Davis Beckham. Katye had lived in Waterloo, Alabama for…

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Rebecca “Becky” Droke (12-19-16) service 12-22-16

Rebecca L. “Becky” Droke, of Savannah, departed this life on Monday, Dec. 19, at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 2 days.  She was born in Adrian, Michigan on Feb. 17, 1958, the daughter of Robert Deroy and Mary Joyce Alexander Stewart. On April 24, 1976, she was united in marriage to David…

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