Obituaries 2019

Lewis Pickens (12-31-19) service 1-4-20

Lewis Pickens departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the age of 57 years, 4 months and 6 days. He was born in Hardin County on Aug. 25, 1962, the son of the Grady and Ellen Stricklin Pickens. Lewis was self-employed in the timber industry as a logger. He loved to hunt and fish,…

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Robert Hughes (12-31-19) service 1-2-20

Robert Hughes, of Adamsville, departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the age of 82. He was born in Hardin County on Dec. 14, 1937. Following the death of his mother, O.F. and Lola Hughes chose to become his parents on Dec. 24, 1937. On Sept. 7, 1957, he was united in marriage to…

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Bobby Culp (12-31-19) service 1-3-20

Bobby Amos Culp was born June 2, 1940, in Waynesboro, the son of the late Clayton and Nannie Mae Middleton Culp. Mr. Culp was an over-the-road truck driver. He departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 31, in Clifton, making his stay in this life some 79 years, 6 months and 29 days. He is survived…

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Willie Pearl Wheeler (12-27-19) service 1-2-20

Willie Pearl Eaves Wheeler, 88, of Michie, died on Friday, Dec. 27, in Memphis. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Alexander and Maggie Farris Eaves. She was united in marriage to Raymond Victor Nabors, who preceded her in death. She later married William Wheeler, who also preceded her in death. In 1959, she…

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Jimmy James “Jimbo” Rippy (12-21-19)

Jimmy James “Jimbo” Rippy, 91, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, in Savannah. He was born in Benton County, Tennessee, the son of the late John Wesley and Lillie Bell Conder Rippy. Mr. Rippy was self-employed in logging. He is survived by his children, Dorothy DeShazier, Doris Plunk, Betty Tarkington, Linda Eliff and Billy…

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Donald Cannon (12-23-19) service 12-29-19

Donald Bishop Cannon, 77, of Savannah, died on Monday, Dec. 23, in Savannah. He was born in Poinsett County, Arkansas the son of the late Ora Jean Brewer Cannon and Carter Gibson Cannon. He was united in marriage to Laura Frances Franks, who preceded him in death. Mr. Cannon started working for the Savannah Police…

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Wayne Barfield Sr. (12-25-19) service 12-28-19

Wayne Barfield Sr., 56, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, Dec. 25, in Savannah. He was born in Dothan, Alabama, the son of the late Ernest and Nirene Barfield. He was united in marriage to Dianne Johnson, who survives. Mr. Barfield worked for Olive Hill Hardwood, Inc. as a truck driver for 13 years and for…

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Thomas “Tom” Wilbanks (12-20-19) service 12-27-19

Thomas Lee Wilbanks departed this life on Friday, Dec. 20, at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 19 days. He was born in Clifton on Sept. 1, 1934, the son of the late Thomas Carl and Clara Belle Stricklin Wilbanks. On Feb. 14, 1953, he was united in marriage to Norma Unsell, who…

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Terri Cole (12-22-19)

Terri Marie Cole, 64 of Savannah, left this life on Sunday, Dec. 22. Born July 24, 1955, in Somerville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Thomas “Boots” Gray and Cora Marie Gray. She was a homemaker for many years and loved to travel. She really enjoyed cooking, singing and listening to music (particularly…

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Emmett E. Caples (12-23-19) service 12-29-19

Emmett E. Caples was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Drew, Mississippi. He passed away at his home in Counce on Monday, Dec. 23, at the age of 91 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Caples. Survived by his wife, Syble M. Caples; six children, Dana Brock, Brenda Blackwelder, Sherry Baker,…

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