Obituaries 2021

Joseph “Joe” Bradford (5-31-21)

Joseph E. “Joe” Bradford was born in Hayti, Missouri on Nov. 21, 1939, the son of the late Joseph Milton and Ruth Zentner Bradford. On Feb. 15, 1964, he was united in marriage to Nina Clare Dismukes, who survives. Joe, as he was known by everyone, served his country proudly from 1961 until 1963 as…

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Misty Yerby (5-30-21)

Misty Ann Yerby, 46, of Savannah, died on Sunday, May 30. She was the daughter of the late James Eugene Yerby and Judy Laverne Haynes Yerby McFall. She had previously worked for Parris Manufacturing. She is survived by her children, Tyler and Ronald Jordan Yerby, both of Savannah; one grandchild; and one brother. No public…

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Leslie R. Watts (4-15-21) service 6-13-21

Leslie R. Watts, 70, of Adamsville, born October 1950, passed April 15. He grew up in Morris Chapel, graduated from Sardis High School. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Labor Local 159 as a supervisor. Survived by his love of 33 years, Shirley Watts; sons, Casey Watts of Ramsey, Illinois, Jeremy Watts…

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Emma Stricklin (6-4-21) service 6-7-21

Emma Franks Stricklin, 83, of Savannah, died on Friday, June 4, in Savannah. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Neal McGinley and Ada Melson Franks. She was united in marriage to G.W. Stricklin, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Stricklin was a housewife and helped her husband on the farm.…

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Gary Haynes (5-30-21) service 6-4-21

Gary Dillon Haynes, 68, of Savannah, died on Sunday, May 30. He was born in Savannah, the son of Wilma Barrier White and the late Deward Clyde Haynes. He was united in marriage to Temple Ann Blythe, who survives. Mr. Haynes served his country in the United States Army serving from 1972 until he retired…

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Brenda Campbell (5-30-21) service 6-5-21

Brenda Campbell, 72, of Counce, passed away at Magnolia Regional Health Center on Sunday, May 30. She was born in Selmer to the late Brodie and Frances Bryant Cunningham and was of the Christian faith. She lived in Hardin County for several years and was employed at Redwood Hut as a waitress. Survivors include her…

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June Bowers (5-5-21) service 6-12-21

June Bowers, 79, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, May 5, in Savannah. She was born in Steele, Missouri, the daughter of the late Barney and Hettie Elizabeth Woods Robinson. She was united in marriage to Wayne G. Bowers Sr. who preceded her in death. Mrs. Bowers worked for around seven years in home health care.…

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Paul Wright (5-29-21) service 5-31-21

Paul O. Wright, 86, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, May 29, in Adamsville. He was born in McNairy County, the son of the late Orpheus and Jewel Irons Wright. He was united in marriage to Shirley Dean Boleyn, who survives. Mr. Wright served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963 and Army National…

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Nancy Godwin (5-21-21) service 5-27-21

Nancy Godwin, 74, of Savannah, died on Friday, May 21, in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Columbus Brownlow and Dorothy Faye Love Shelby. She was united in marriage to Jimmy “Turkey” Godwin, who survives. Mrs. Godwin was a member of Savannah Church of Christ in Savannah and…

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James Churchwell (5-10-21) service 5-28-21

James Oscar “Jimmy” Churchwell, 87, of Adamsville, died on Monday, May 10. He was born in Adamsville, the son of the late John Harley and Octavia Harris Churchwell. He was united in marriage to Mildred Gant, who survives. Mr. Churchwell was self-employed as a farmer and had worked farms for Dr. Jim Thomas and Dr.…

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