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Obituaries 2021

Harlon Sweat (9-8-21) service 9-13-21

Harlon Neal Sweat, 74, of Counce, died on Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Adamsville. He was the son of the late Sammy and Omega White Sweat. Mr. Sweat served his country in the United States Army. He was a self-employed landscaper. He is survived by his son, Chris Sweat of Counce. A graveside service was held…

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Joyce Smith (9-11-21) service 9-14-21

Joyce Smith, 69, of Glen, Mississippi, died on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Jackson-Madison General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born in Anniston, Alabama, to the late Joseph Thomas and Reba June Kean Hurley. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and was of Methodist faith. She is survived by her sons, Steven James Smith and Shane…

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Robert “Bob” Shackelford (9-6-21) service 9-11-21

Robert Lewis “Bob” Shackelford, 77, of Savannah, died on Monday, Sept. 6. He was born in Memphis, the son of the late Arnold Woodrow and Chrystine Elizabeth Singleton Shackelford. He was united in marriage to Mary Alice Ballow, who survives. Mr. Shackelford served his country as a member of the Air National Guard during the…

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Joe Pinson (9-9-21) service 9-15-21

Joe Eldridge Pinson, 83, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Sept. 9, in Savannah. He was born in Florence, Alabama, the son of the late Frank Eldridge and Nellie Etta Tanner Pinson. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Harville, who survives. Mr. Pinson served his country in the United States Army National Guard for 22…

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Frankie Sue Kyle (9-5-21) service 9-12-21

Frankie Sue Kyle, 78, of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly of Savannah, died on Sunday, Sept. 5, in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born in Clifton, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Kinnie F. and Hester Opal Smith Kyle. She was a member of Foursquare Baptist Church in Savannah. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces,…

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Doreen Handing (9-4-21)

Doreen Handing, 54, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Sept. 4, at her residence in Adamsville. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of the late Raymond Robert Handing and JoAnn McNear DeLong. She worked in the carnival industry, she ran the goldfish and the bearded dragon games. She is survived by her children, Subrina…

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JoAnn DeLong (8-31-21)

JoAnn McNear DeLong, 75, of Adamsville, died on Tuesday, Aug. 31. She was born in Monteagle, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Leonard and Mildred McNear. She was united in marriage to Fred DeLong, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Deborah Burney of Adamsville, Doreen Handing and Ray Handing, both…

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Jessie Cummings (9-9-21) service 9-14-21

Jessie Mae Middleton Cummings, 85, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Sept. 9, in Nashville. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late William Dick and Lanta Mae Franks Middleton. She was united in marriage to J.L. Cummings, who preceded his wife in death. Mrs. Cummings retired from a garment factory, where she…

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Lois Ross (9-11-21) service 9-17-21

Lois Clement Ross was born April 10, 1926, in Cerro Gordo, the daughter of the late Claude and Ina Lawson Clement. On Oct. 13, 1945, she was united in marriage to Paul J. Ross, her beloved husband who preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 2010. Mrs. Ross had worked at Bobby Brooks in Helen,…

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Lucille Robinson (9-8-21) service 9-11-21

Lucille Stephens Robinson, of Savannah, was born in Fentress County, Tennessee on Feb. 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Rev. Frank Ealis Stephens and Ora Mae Richards Stephens. On July 7, 1952, she was united in marriage to John Paul Robinson, who preceded his wife in death on April 2, 2000. Mrs. Robinson moved…

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