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Obituaries 2022

David Stricklin (1-3-22) service 1-8-22

David Wade Stricklin, 40, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died on Monday, Jan. 3. He was born in Savannah, the son of Dawn Stricklin Beckham and the late Richard Caperton. Mr. Stricklin was a manager for Popeyes restaurant. He is survived by his mother, Dawn Stricklin Beckham of Savannah; grandparents, Nora Lynn and David Scott; brothers, John…

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Jane Evelyn Smith (1-7-22) service 1-12-22

Jane Evelyn Holt Smith, 76, of Savannah, died on Friday, Jan. 7. She was born in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Grace Cagle Holt. She was united in marriage to Charles William Smith, who survives. Mrs. Smith was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She retired after 26 years of…

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Betty Smith (1-6-22) service 1-10-22

Betty Katherine Young Smith, 67, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Jan. 6, in Savannah. She was born in McNairy County, the daughter of the late James Cornelius and Nina Inez Nash Young. She was united in marriage to Ricky G. Smith, who survives. Mrs. Smith had worked as a cashier for various convenience stores for…

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Betty Scott (1-3-22) service 1-8-22

Betty Jane Scott, 87, of Saltillo, died on Monday, Jan. 3, in Morrison, Tennessee. She was born in Savannah, the daughter of the late Glen Gilbert and Bessie Phillips Ratliff.She was united in marriage to Paul Ray Scott, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Scott worked for Aqua Glass doing tub repair for 15 years.…

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Billy Nolen (1-2-22) service 1-7-22

Billy Nolen, 80, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Jan. 2, in Jackson, Tennessee. He was born in Savannah, the son of the late Algor Bryant and Mary Irene Milligan Nolen. He was united in marriage to Gala Jean Shappley, who survives. Mr. Nolen retired from Corps of Engineers. In addition to his wife, Gala Jean…

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Lonnie Murphy (1-1-22) service 1-7-22

Lonnie Murphy, 66, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Jan. 1, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Raymond Lloyd and Gertie May Hopper Taylor. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Ward, who survives. Mr. Murphy honorably served his country in the United States Army National Guard.…

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Billy Jones (1-4-22) service 1-9-22

Billy Gene Jones, 81, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at Jackson, Tennessee. He was born in Savannah, the son of the late Robert and Donie Hopper Jones. He was united in marriage to Debra Faye Rowland, who preceded him in death. Mr. Jones worked as a dozer operator for seven years for Adamsville…

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Rebecca Hensley (1-4-22)

Rebecca Hensley, 80, of Savannah died on Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Savannah. She was born in Wide Mouth, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Lonnie Lee and Cynthia Irene Tibbs Hodges. She was a factory production worker. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia McDonald of Savannah; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition…

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Minnie Jo Cherry (1-3-22) service 1-8-22

Minnie Jo Robinson Cherry, 73, of Selmer, died on Monday, Jan. 3. She was the daughter of Sam and Grace Stricklin Robinson. She worked for 911 Communication in both McNairy and Hardin Counties. She also was a crossing guard for the Hardin County School System. She is survived by three sons, Terrence Elbert and Gregory O’Neal…

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Felicia Jones (1-6-22) service 1-11-22

Felicia Jones, of Savannah, was born on Nov. 12, 1989, in Savannah, the daughter of Wendy Cornelius. On May 4, 2019, she was united in marriage to Jerry Jones, who survives. Felicia was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah. She was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed crafting,…

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