Obituaries 2016

Deanna Huffman (12-20-16) service 12-27-16

Deanna Huffman, 75, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Dec. 20.She was born in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harrison Wesley and Dorothy Kathern Coffman Bray. She was united in marriage to Elwood Cecil Huffman who preceded her in death.Mrs. Huffman was self-employed at Huffman’s Incorporated in wholesale and retail.She is survived by eight…

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Farris Thomison (12-9-16) service 12-17-16

Farris Taylor Thomison, 82, of Linden, Tennessee, died on Friday, Dec. 9, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.He was born in Scotts Hill, son of the late Frank Sidney Thomison and Pearl Pafford Alexander Thomison.Mr. Thomison was a retired bridge inspector with the State of Tennessee. He had also worked as a tow boat captain…

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Timothy Harville (12-16-16) service 12-21-16

Timothy Allen Harville, 24, of Savannah, died on Friday, Dec. 16.  He was born in Savannah,  the son of Kevin and Windy Lucianna Harville Rippie.  He had worked for Praxis, Roach’s Sawmill and, most recently, FerrouSouth. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church.He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Windy Rippie of Savannah;…

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Phillip Austin (12-17-16)

Phillip Ray Austin, 43, of Liberty, North Carolina, died on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Moses Cone Hospital. He was born at Sturgis, Michigan, son of Willie Ray Austin and Elva Dicus Weirich.  Mr. Austin had been employed as a tree trimmer.Survivors include his mother, Elva Weirich Dicus and step-father Ricky Dicus of Clifton; daughter, Hannah…

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Christa Hudgins (12-18-16) service 12-22-16

Christa LeighAnne Hudgins 24, of Russellville, Alabama, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18. A visitation will be 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22,  at Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia, Alabama, with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Christa was a native of Sheffield, Alabama. She attended the Florence and…

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Roy Forrester (12-14-16) service 12-17-16

Roy Nolan Forrester, of Savannah, departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the age of 72 years, 10 months, and 3 days.  He was born in Eldorado, Illinois on Feb. 11, 1944, the son of the late Roy Orlando and Alberta Tarrant Forrester. On Feb. 12, 1965, he was united in marriage to Verna…

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Coma Dell “Tip” Bomar (12-14-16) service 12-17-16

Coma Dell “Tip” Bomar was born in Murphy, North Carolina on Nov. 13, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Lillian Hass Mintz.On April 26, 1952, she was united in marriage to Glenn Earl Bomar, who preceded his wife in death on Nov. 16, 1999.Mrs. Bomar was the retired owner of Bomar Grocery, she…

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Pearl Blanton (12-16-16) service 12-21-16

Pearl Plaxico Blanton, 96, of Adamsville, died on Friday, Dec. 16, in Memphis.She was born in Rienzie, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Clifford and Pink Dees Plaxico. She was united in marriage to Cletious Blanton, who preceded her in death.Mrs. Blanton worked from Weavers Pant Factory in Corinth, Mississippi and later retired after 10…

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Ronnie Whitten (12-11-16) service 12-16-16

Ronnie Lynn Whitten, 61, of Adamsville, died on Sunday, Dec. 11, in Jackson, Tennessee.He was born in McNairy County, the son of the late Ernest “Pappy” and Terry Bess Barnes Whitten.Mr. Whitten was a bluegrass musician, with his favorite instrument as the banjo. He attended Church on the Rock in Savannah.He is survived by a…

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Joseph Norman (12-16-16) service 12-20-16

Joseph Daniel Norman, 85, of Milledgeville, died on Friday, Dec. 16, in Savannah.He was born in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the son of the late Odus James and Lucy Sain Norman. He was united in marriage to Gilda Dale Alexander, who survives.  Mr. Norman retired from Owens Corning Fiberglass in Jackson, Tennessee, where he had…

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