Dannie Ray Joyner, Class of 1967 (did not
Mr. Dannie Ray Joyner age 64 of New Johnsonville passed away on Monday April 15th at Vanderbilt
Hospital in Nashville.
Services will be Friday the 19th at 11:00 am at Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday night the 17th from 5:00 pm
until 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Steven Roy Hopper, Class
of 1980 (October 4, 1962 - November 11, 2012)
Mr. Steven Roy Hopper, age 50 of Henderson Road, Boaz, Alabama formerly of Bruceton died
recently at his residence.
Services were held on 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at McRae Chapel, interment will be
2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 in Prospect Cemetery, Hollow Rock, Tennessee. Tony King and
Ray Amberson will provide the Eulogies. McRae Funeral Home, Boaz, Alabama is in charge of the
arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.
Mr. Hopper was born in Tennessee on Oct. 4, 1962 to Taylor Lincoln & Patricia Golightly
Hopper. He was a wholesale representative for Allen Edmonds Shoe Company.
Mr. Hopper is survived by his Sons: Taylor Hayden Hopper and Noah Steven Hopper both of
Wetumpka, Mother: Patricia Golightly Hopper of Bruceton, Tennessee, Brother: Michael Hopper of
Donaldson, Tennessee, Sisters: Renee H. Sykes of Puryear, Tennessee and Shelli Hopper Crum of
New Johnsonville, Tn. He was preceded in death by his Father: Taylor Lincoln Hopper and Sister:
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Wetumpka Robotics Team, Attn:
Virginia Vilardi, 1251 Coosa River Parkway, Wetumpka, AL 36092. [Source: McRae Funeral
Nell White, Class of 1960 (September 11, 1942 -
May 29, 2012)
Mrs. Jimmie Nell (White) Jeffers, 69 of Crossville, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012
at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris.
Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase
The family will receive friends in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 12:00 noon
until time of service.
Mrs. Jeffers was born September 11, 1942 in Buena Vista, Tennessee, to the late James Theodore
White and Bertha Allifair (Noles) White. She was a retired Librarian for the Memphis City School
System. Besides her parents she was also preceded in by her husband; Loyd Virgil Jeffers and one
sister; Priscilla White.
She is survived by one sister; Reba Ann Pinson of Paris, two aunts; Melba Douglas of Bruceton,
Vonnell Allen of Huntingdon, one sister-in-law; Nola Lay of Crossville, one brother-in-law Roger
Jeffers (Ann) of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, She also leaves two nieces; Cynthia Clark (Gary) of Paris,
Lisa Isabell (Chris) of Jackson, one nephew; Gary Pinson (Brenda) of Paris and great nieces and
nephews; Brittany Smith(Brent), Tiffany Pinson, Kevin, Jeremy and Anna Isabell.
[Source: Chase Funeral Home]
Howell, Class of 1982
Gerald Jerry Howell
August 23, 1964 - March 11, 2012
Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Howell, 47 of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the
Regional Hospital in Jackson.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of
Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Steve Whitworth will
officiate the service
The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from
4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Pallbearers who will serve are Chance Ragsdale, Bishop Haynes, Taylor Rich, Randy Cooper,
Kyle Bradley, Colton Wimberley, Jeffrey Moore and Rob Woods.
Mr. Howell was born August 23, 1964 in Houston County, Tennessee. He was a quality control
engineer for Reed Manufacturing, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bruceton
where he was an active member of the Church’s Relay for Life team and had served in the United
States Navy. He was preceded in death by his daughter; Hilary Nicole Howell and his father;
He is survived by his wife of 25 years; Kathy (Cooper) Howell, one daughter; Hailey Howell,
one son; Hayden Howell all of Bruceton, his mother; Bonnie Enzor of Atwood, one sister; Cindy
Butler (Dennis) of Goodlettsville and one brother; Joey Howell (Tammy) of Erin. He also leaves
one grandson; Preston Nicolas Howell of Bruceton, four nieces, two nephews and one great
Mrs. Mary Alice Hoskins
November 28, 1945 - February 27, 2012
Mrs. Mary Alice Hoskins, 66, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at the
Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of
Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Bro. Leonard Greer will
officiate the service.
The family will receive friends in the Cherry Wood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Sunday, at 5:00
PM and on Monday from 8:00AM until time of service.
Pallbearers who will serve are Morris McDaniel, Scotty Willis, Andrew Willis, Jeremy Willis,
Tommy Davis, and Chris Sauls.
Mrs. Hoskins was born November 28, 1945 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Pink Willis and
Hazel (Martin) Willis. She was a clerk at the Swifty T Convenience Store in Huntingdon. She was
preceded in death by her sister, Linda Willis and an infant child.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jerry Hoskins, two daughters, Lori Hoskins and Kim
Hoskins both of Bruceton, one son, Tim Hoskins of Jackson, Tennessee, five sisters, Carolyn Rogers
of Milan, Ann Sauls, Connie Ketchum, and Janice Manford, all of Bruceton, and Janet Patterson
(husband Danny) of Huntingdon, two brothers, Randall Willis and Grant Willis (wife Patsy), both of
She also leaves two grandchildren, Bailey and Chloe Hoskins, and several nieces and
Carolyn Sue Kyle Hopper, Class of 1963
Mrs. Carolyn Sue Hopper, 66 of Huntingdon, Tennessee passed away Monday, January 30, 2012
at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Bill Douglas will officiate the service.
The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood room of Chase Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00
PM until 9:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Mrs. Hopper was born April 9, 1945 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late Russell Lee Kyle and
Lois D. (Redden) Kyle. She was a production worker for the H. I. S. Company. Besides her parents
she was preceded in death by, her husband; Murphy Gene Hopper, an infant son; Roy Lee Hopper and
one brother; Jackie Lee Kyle.
She is survived by one sister; Martha Kyle Hollingsworth (husband Jerry) of Bruceton, a nephew and
son at heart; Roy Gene Hopper. She also leaves a host of friends and a special family of nieces,
nephews, sister-in-laws, and cousins that loved and cared for her. [Source: Chase Funeral Home]
John Rylan Robinson, Class of 2005
JOHN RYLAN ROBINSON 1987-2012
BUENA VISTA: John Rylan Robinson, 24, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from
injuries he received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were Friday, February 3, at 2 p.m. at
Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Gentle officiating. Burial followed in Carroll Memorial
Mr. Robinson was born April 19, 1987 in Jackson. He was an honor graduate of Murray State University
with a Criminal Justice Degree, a graduate of Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School, served as the
equipment manager for the Murray State and Hollow Rock-Bruceton football team, and a member of
Shepard’s Chapel in Arkansas and Hollow Rock Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Weldon Lee Robinson and Cora Mabel (Higdon)
Robinson; maternal grandparents, Carl Neal Handley and Dorothy Lee (Matthews) Handley. Survivors include: his parents, Joseph and Cathey (Handley) Robinson of
Buena Vista; one brother, Chas Robinson of Buena Vista; and one
Roland Edward Henning,
Class of 1965
ROLAND EDWARD HENNING
MCKENZIE: Roland Edward Henning, 64, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Joey
Simmons officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock with military
Mr. Henning was born May 1, 1947 in Detroit, MI to the late Forrest Edward Henning and Marie Thomas
Henning Wilson. He was a retired C.P.O. in the U.S. Navy, a member of the Hollow Rock United
Methodist Church and a Vietnam veteran.
He is survived by: two daughters, Kelli (Reggie) Pierce and Amy Morris, both of Jackson; a brother,
Dolan Lynn Wilson, of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Jackie Ray Hendrix - Class of 1965, did not graduate
Mr. Jackie Ray Hendrix, 64 of Buena Vista, Tennessee passed away Thursday,
December 01, 2011 at Huntingdon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in McAuley Cemetery. Bro. Steve Davis will officiate the
The family will receive friends at Chase Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00PM to 8:00 PM and on
Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of service.
Mr. Hendrix was born October 22, 1947 in Carroll County, Tennessee to the late
Charlie Ray Hendrix and Rhoda Mae (Birdwell) Hendrix. He was a retired United States Army
Veteran and who served in Vietnam. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Robert Leon
He is survived by one sister, Judy Hendrix Hooper (husband Ray) of Gray and two brothers, Charlie
Ray Hendrix of Big Sandy and Joe Douglas Hendrix of Buena Vista.
Betty Wilson, Class of
MCKENZIE: Betty S. Thompson, 77, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at McKenzie Regional
Hospital. Funeral services were Sunday, November 20, at 2 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie.
Mrs. Thompson was born March 18, 1934 to the late Lennie A. and Celie Adeline B.
Wilson. She was a retired HIS employee, a member of First Methodist Church, McKenzie
and a member of the Square Dance Club. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death
by her sister, Nell McAlexander; two brothers, George Wilson and Bradley Wilson; and
one grandson, Jason Robinson.
Survivors include: her husband, Charles Thompson of McKenzie; one daughter, Marcia
Wilson of Bruceton; two sons, Barry Thompson of McKenzie and David Thompson of Hollow
Rock; one brother, W.D. Wilson of McKenzie; and five grandchildren, Heather (Bobby)
White, Brianna Thompson, April Hampton, Jennifer French and Ashley (Hunter) Pickler;
and eight great-grandchildren.
The family has asked that any memorial be made to the American Cancer Society or the
First United Methodist Church of McKenzie.
Brummitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paid obit [Source: McKenzie Banner]
Dwayne Mebane - CHS Class of
Dwayne Mebane 1933-2011 Dwayne Mebane, 78, passed away on Monday, October 10, at his home
near Buena Vista. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at Bruceton First Baptist
Church with Brother Brett Mebane officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers who
served were John Parker, Jeff Mebane, Dale Alberts, Mark Totty, Bill Simms, and Steve Parker.
Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Mebane was born on July 14, 1933, to the late Jerry Baxter Mebane and Willie Chestine Cole
Mebane, on his family farm in Buena Vista. He was a carpenter by trade and built many homes
throughout Carroll County. He served in the Army in Korea before obtaining his college degree from
Bethel College. Mr. Mebane was a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Mebane; his former wife, Patsy Fry Mebane; and a
son, Hal Mebane.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Mary Virginia Sullivan; four daughters, Terry
(Bill) Simms of Tampa, Fla., Kippy (Dale) Alberts of St. Petersburg, Fla., Melissa (Mark) Totty of
Camden, and Amy Martinez of Franklin; two special nephews, Brent (Michelle) Mebane and Jeffery
(April) Mebane, both of Bruceton; five grandchildren, Evan and Michael Totty, Hannah and Abbey
Alexander, and Gabrielle Martinez. Lewana Higdon Smothers [Source: Carroll County NEWS-LEADER
Earnhart, Class of 1982
This is not a recent death but someone just passed me the information and obituary. I will add the
obituary here instead of updating the old CHS site.
Jatanna Lynn Barton
May 5, 1964 - June 7 - 2010
Jatanna Lynn Barton age 46 of Gallatin passed away
Monday June 7, 2010. Mrs. Barton was cremated. A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday
June 10th at 5:00 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Peace
officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. and continue until time of service.
She was born in Salisbury, North Carolina May 5,
1964. Jatanna was the owner of All Clean Cleaning service in Gallatin. She is survived by her
husband Thomas Barton of Gallatin, one daughter Leslie Nicole Barton of Gallatin, her mother
Shirley Noles and step father Jack of Southport, North Carolina, father Danny Earnhardt and
step-mother Doris of Camden, TN, two brothers, Jamie Noles of Southport, North Carolina and Michael
Earnhardt and wife Wanda of Westport, North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be submitted here.
Arrangements by Family Heritage Funeral Home.
Terry Lee Johnson, Class of
Terry Lee Johnson
November 14, 1960 - August 24, 2011
Terry Lee Johnson, 50, of Sawyers Mill, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Nashville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Oakdale Funeral Home of
Camden with Bill Douglas officiating. Burial followed at Sandy Point Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 14, 1960 in Camden to Leta Hicks Johnson, of Sawyers Mill, and
the late Billie Johnson. He was a riverboat captain for American. Commercial Lines for 25
In addition to his mother he is survived by three sisters, Susann Johnson, of Nashville,
Janice Taylor, of Eva, and Charlotte Johnson, of Sawyers Mill; a brother, Mark Johnson, of Sawyers
Mill; two nephews, John David Taylor and Billy Taylor, both of Camden; a niece, Carlin Johnson, of
Sawyers Mill; and two great-nephews, Xander and Orion Taylor, both of Camden. [Source: Camden
James Darrell Edwards, 46, of Humboldt, passed away Sunday, July 24, at Humboldt General
Hospital. Memorial services were held Wednesday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m., at Northside United Meth-
odist Church in Jackson with Bill McClarin officiating. Arrington Funeral Home of Jackson was in
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Edwards was born March 26, 1965 in Hollow Rock to Annie Brown Edwards of Huntingdon, and the
late Ray Edwards. He served as a maintenance worker at the Milan Arsenal for 12 years, and while
working there, he re- ceived a Medal of Honor from a four-star general from the Penta- gon in
Washington, D.C., was a security guard for several busi- nesses in Jackson and a member of
Northside United Methodist Church.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grand- parents, Lusky and Alice
Brown, and Maud and Lorenne Beulah Edwards. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife,
Denise Perkins Edwards, of Humboldt; a sister, Patsy (Pat) Anthony, two brothers, Billy (Suzanne)
Edwards, and David (Marylin) Edwards, all of Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. [Carroll