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CHS Senior Class of 1951

The CHS Class of 1951 graduated 31 students and had 13 faculty members. Bobby Blackwell is missing from this picture.

Top Row: Peggy Sue Cox, Howard Beaton, Mattie Lee Kee, Billy Webb, Wanda Lee Jowers

Second Row: Harold D. Joyner, Julia Cavender, Dwight Clark, Jr., Clara Louise Hale, Edward H. Miller, Sue Pickett, Ondell Smothers

Third Row: Sue King, Lawrence Edwards, Marilyn Wilson Holder (Reporter), Jacquelin Vowell, Murrell King, Greta Jean Luther

Fourth Row: Alton Boyd, Bill Jowers, Josephine Boyd (Secretary), Robert Lee Cole (Treasurer), Florence Bennett, Joe N. Bailey

Fifth Row: Zolline Massey, Dwayne Mebane, Nell Smothers (Vice-President), Frances Womack (President), Gene Paul Arnold, Martha Jone Butler

Sixth Row: (Faculty), Rosa Funderburk, Roland Buckley, Jote T. Herndon, C. V. Cooper, W. B. Horn, Katherine Fuller

Bottom Row: (Faculty), Carlene Brower, Clarice Thomason, Lucille Doty, Willodean Buckley, Margaret Jenkins, Evelyn Pace, Paul Ward

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1951 Class Officers:

Frances Womack - President, Nelle Smothers - Vice President

Josephine Boyd - Secretary, Bobby Cole, Treasurer, Marilyn Wilson - Reporter

I believe Josephine boyd is misidentifird and this is a picture of Josephine Carter

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Gene Arnold

Gene Arnold

Gene Paul Arnold 1933-2002

BRUCETON: Services for Gene Paul Arnold, 69, were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 6 at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jimmy Allison and Terry Bradshaw officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Arnold, a retired assistant vice-president of Bank of Huntingdon of Bruceton, died on Tuesday, September 3 at the Med in Memphis. He was born August 7, 1933 to the late Nevil Bowden and Annie Jordan Arnold. He was an army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church in Bruceton.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Marie Petway Arnold; two sons, Mark Arnold and Alan Arnold; a sister, Nellie Jo Butler, all of Bruceton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Joe Bailey

Joe Neal Bailey

JOE BAILEY 1931-2007

HUNTINGDON: Joe Neal Bailey, 76, died Saturday, December 29, at St. Thomas Hospital. Funeral services were Monday, December 31, 11 a.m. at Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Lynn Stapleton officiating. Burial followed in McAuley Cemetery.

Mr. Bailey was born December 23, 1931 to the late Arden and Tessie Nordin Bailey. He was former owner and operator of Bailey Electric, a member of the Tennessee National Guard and a member of Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zelma "Tina" Bailey, and his first wife, Carolyn Sue Bailey.

Survivors include: three sons, Mike (Donna) Bailey of Huntingdon, Ken (Linda) Bailey of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jeff (Deanna) Bailey of Huntingdon; one stepdaughter, Debbie (James) Churchwell of Huntingdon; one stepson, Lynn Blackwell of Huntingdon; one sister, Jane (Wayne) Jackson of Hermitage; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and seven stepgrandchildren.

Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers and food, donations may be made to Huntingdon Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund and American Cancer Society. [Source: McKenzie Banner]

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Ondell Beasley

Ondell Beasley

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Howard Beaton

Howard Beaton

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Florence Bennett

Florence Bennett

Florence Lee Bennett
November 10, 1933 - July 11, 2020

Mrs. Florence Lee Bennett, 86, was born on Nov.10, 1933 to the late William Roy Bennett and Leoca Rowland Bennett. Mrs. Bennett passed away on July 11, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon, TN. She was a retired secretary for E. I. Dupont.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 15th from 5 PM till 8 PM. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 16th at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home. She is survived by several cousins. [Source: Bruceton Funeral Home]

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Bobby Blackwell

Bobby Blackwell

Bobby Blackwell

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Alton Boyd

Tom Boyd, 45, vice-president of the Bank of Huntingdon, died at his home at 7:13 p.m. Monday, August 21, 1978, of what was described as an apparent massive heart attack.

Born Junuary 24, 1933, Mr. Boyd was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Boyd of Vale.

He joined the Bank of Huntingdon as head of installment loan department on Cotober 2, 1967. In February, 1972 he bacame a director of the bank and was named vice-president in 1973.

Mr. Boyd served well in many positions in community life. He was a member of the Board of Aldermen of the town of Hollow Rock, served as chariman of the cancer fund, served on the county airport committee, helped organize the "Trail Ride" las April at Natchez Trace Park, was a member of Prospect Baptist Church and was a Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
Vice-President and director of Bank of Huntingdon, Thomas Alton Boyd died of an apparent heart attack suddenly at his home, Monday.

Boyd 45, was on the lawn of his home in Hollow Rock with a friend when he collapsed, said a spokesman from the bank.

His wife, Mary Ann Boyd, was in Illinois at the time with her mother who is critically ill.

Mr. Boyd was employed at the bank as Assistant Vice-President on October 2, 1967. He was elected director on February 23, 1973. Prior to this he was employed by Associates Capital for some 10-12 years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Huntingdon Lions Club and Prospect Church.

He was also very active in almost all charity projects and rives in the community.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time with Bruceton Funeral Home in charge. Burial will be in New Prospect Cemetery.

Other than his wife, he is survived by one son, Thomas Boyd of Hollow Rock, his parents Mr. and Mrs. E. E. boyd of Vale Community and one Brother John Wayne Boyd of McKenzie.

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Joan Butler

Martha Joan Frensley
March 12, 1932 — September 20, 2022

Martha Joan Frensley, beloved wife, mother and friend, age 90, of Bruceton, TN passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Life Care Center of Bruceton. Mrs. Frensley was born on March 12, 1932 in Bruceton, TN to the late Buford Butler and Sydney Wilson Butler. She was also preceded by her husband of 55+ Wonderful Years, John Wallace Frensley.

Survived by:

Daughter: Darlus Sheehan (Steve) of Donelson TN; Son: Dalton Frensley (Regina) of Mebane NC; Granddaughters: Ashley Sheehan (Danny James) of Donelson, TN, Erin Sheehan (John Conneely) of Nashville, TN, Alexandra Sundermann (Carter) of Durham, NC and Carly Allcorn (Tyler) of Arvada, CO; Great Grandchildren: Emery Sunderman and James Conneely.; Brother: Billy Joe Butler of Jackson, TN; Sister: Anita McLemore Howe (Richard) of Huntingdon TN; 4 nieces: Marla (Bobby) Dougherty of Ponchatoula LA, Kayren (Michael) Burke of Los Angeles CA, Holly (Cliff) Kelley of Huntingdon TN and Mallary (Tim) Mize of Natchez MS; 2 nephews: Kerry (Mara) Butler of Lebanon TN and Hunter (Brandi) McLemore of Huntingdon TN; as well as many great nieces and nephews. [Source: Oakdale Funeral Home]

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Josephine Carter

Josephine Carter Yoder

HOLLOW ROCK: Josephine Carter Yoder, 72, died Friday, November 3 at Regional Hospital of Jackson. Graveside services were conducted on Monday, November 6 at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery near the Vale Community with Rev. Jerry Hollingsworth officiating.

She was born May 22, 1934 in Vale to the late George W. "Pete" and Fredda Francisco Carter. She was a partner with her husband in a Laundromat service.

Survivors include: her husband, Harold Lloyd Yoder of Hollow Rock; two daughters, Michelle Marshall of Hollow Rock and Linda Lee Mendoza of Dumas, TX; one son, Tom Boyd of Paris; two sisters, Lois Hudspeth of Paris and Francis Compton of Huntingdon; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Julia Cavender

Julia Ann "Judy" Waggoner
July 17, 1933 - June 20, 2022

Mrs. Julia Ann "Judy" Waggoner, age: 88 Of: New Johnsonville, TN went home to Jesus on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. She is now with the love of her life to whom she was married for over 50 years, M. Cooper Waggoner. Mrs. Waggoner was born July 17, 1933 in Hollow Rock, TN.
Judy was a loving wife, mother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00pm on Friday, June 24th at Humphreys County Funeral Home. Graveside Services for Mrs. Waggoner will be conducted at 3:00pm Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Ebenezer Cemetery with Pastor Shawn Thomas Smith officiating. Interment will follow.

Survivors are sons Barry Waggoner (Diana) of La Vergne, TN, Brent Waggoner of New Johnsonville, TN. One brother William Cavender of Paris, TN. Three sisters, Sara Greer (Brent) of Paris, TN, Barbara Harlen of Florida, Peggy Brandon (Horace) of New Johnsonville, TN. Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Preceded in death by:parents: William Cavender and Velma Smothers Cavender and husband: M. Cooper Waggoner

Arrangements by Humphreys County Funeral Home (931) 296-5955
Published by Humphreys County Funeral Home - Waverly on Jun. 24, 2022.

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Dwight Clark

Dwight Clark

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Bobby Cole

Robert Lee Cole

Rev. Robert "Bob" Cole
February 17, 1933 - October 5, 2017

Rev. Robert Lee “Bob” Cole, 84, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Hickory Flat Cemetery in Cedar Grove.

He was born February 17, 1933 in Benton County the son of Hubert Guy Cole and Sarah Gladys (King) Cole of Camden. Where his dad was sheriff for 3 terms and they lived in the county jail. The Coles would often find their son “Bobby” standing in the inmate section with bible open “preaching” to them. When cousins would be there to play with him he would say “let’s play church and I will be the preacher”. His father was also the chief of police in Bruceton during his high school and college years. He was a graduate of the Central High School Class of 1951 where he was voted most likely to succeed and wittiest by his classmates. In June of 1951 he was licensed to preach and given a six church circuit in his area. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956 from Lambuth College. Rev. Cole’s parents preceded him in death.

Rev. Cole pastored Hickory Flat and Pleasant Hill United Methodist churches in Cedar Grove from June 1958 to June 1963. He and Joyce were Married August 31, 1958 and lived in the Hickory Flat Church parsonage next door to the church and cemetery for years. He was a Boy Scout troop leader in the community. Both Catherine and Cynthia were born while there and it has always been a “special” place for them. Three years ago they purchased lots in the cemetery for all their immediate family and last year a monument was erected near the church building and across the walk from many persons that he was called to officiate their funeral.

He is survived by his loving wife Joyce Ann (Espey) Cole from Huntingdon and three children Catherine Anne Cole of Harbor Town, Memphis, Cynthia Leigh Pickering of Bartlett, and Robert Lee “Chip” Cole II, of the home address in Lakeland He leaves two grandchildren Jackson Hunter Sharp of Memphis and Anna Catherine Sharp who is pursuing a degree in theatre and opera music in Tacoma, Washington.

A Service of Celebration of his life will be held at the St. Paul United Methodist Church on Davies Plantation Road near their home on Friday, October 13 at 4:00 PM with visitation from 2:00 PM until time of service. [Source: Chase Funeral Home]

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Peggy Sue Cox

Peggy Sue Cox Pickler
November 11, 1933 - August 26, 2021

Mrs. Peggy Sue Cox Pickler, 87, was born on November 11, 1933 in Davidson, Co., TN to the late Charlie Green Cox and Jessie Garland Russell Cox. She departed this life on August 26, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Donald Pickler, a sister Betty Moore and 2 brothers Charles Cox and Warren Russell Cox.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Donna (Gary) Sinclair of Nashville and Angela (James) Stockdale of Hollow Rock. 1 son: Robert Alan (Michelle) Pickler of Powell. 4 grandchildren: Grant Sinclair, Devon Sinclair, Ashley Stockdale and Riley Pickler.

She was member of Bruceton First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314. In lieu of flowers please make all donations to Shriner Children's Hospital 4400 Clayton Ave. St Louis, Mo. 63110.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm till 8:00pm at Bruceton Funeral Home . On Thursday from 11:00 am till 2:00pm at Bruceton First Baptist Church. Private services for family only on Friday at Middle State Veterans Cemetery in Pegram, TN. [Source: Bruceton Funeral Home]

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Lawrence Edwards

Mar. 9, 1933 - Oct. 14, 1996

Mr. Lawrence Kenneth Edwards, 63, of Hollow Rock, died Monday, October 14, at Baptist Memorial A Hospital. Funeral services will be today, October 16, at 2 p.m. at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Crossroads Cemetery in Benton Co. Rev. Harold Carver and Rev. J. D. Featherston officiating.

Mr. Edwards, the son of the late Edgar James Edwards and the late Era Greer Edwards Howe, was bom March 9, 1933 in Benton Co. He was an Air Force Veteran and a retired shipping clerk from Norandal. He was married to Doretha Thomas Edwards of Hollow Rock.

Mr. Edwards had a daughter, Teresa Hollingsworth of Jackson, a sister, Peggy Higdon of Bruceton and three brothers, Aaron Edwards and Buddy Howe, both of Bruceton, and Billy Howe of Sherriville, Indiana. Pallbearers who served were: Jimmy Simpson, Joe Jordan Jr., Tim Higdon, Harry Higdon, Terry Thomas, and Warren Smith.

For more information, call Bruceton Funeral Home at 586-2512.

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Louise Hale

Clara Louise Hale

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Bill Jowers

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Wanda Jowers

Social Security Death Index about Wanda L. Roach
Name: Wanda L. Roach
SSN: 415-48-3289
Last Residence: 38301 Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States of America
Born: 3 Apr 1933
Died: 4 Feb 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

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Howard Joyner

Harold Dean Joyner
February 15, 1933 - August 3, 1988

Services for Harold Dean Joyner of Bruceton, were at 10:30 a.m. today at Prospect Baptist Church. Rev. David Bayer and Rev. Jim Allison officiating. Burial was in The Church cemetery.

Mr. Joyner an employee of Henry I. Seigel Co. here, died Wednesday evening at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. He is survived by his wife, Patty Joyner; four children, Renee Ford and Kathy Replogle, both of Bruceton, Gail Patterson of Hollow Rock and Harold Joyner, Jr. of Jackson; two sisters, Ruth Muriel Larkins of Camden and Jane Gordon of Bruceton; and ten grandchildren.

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Mattie Lou Kee

Mattie Lou Kee

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Murrell King

July 25, 1930 - July 10, 2013

BRUCETON - Funeral services for Robert Murrell King, 82, of Bruceton are Thursday, July 11, 2:00 p.m. at Bruceton First Baptist Church with burial in Carroll Memorial Gardens near McKenzie. Brother Frank McGee and Bro. Sonny Daniel will officiate.

He was born on July 25, 1930 in Hollow Rock to the late William and Ollie King. He was a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church, an Army veteran, and a retired lab technician for TVA.

Surviviors include: Elissa King Williams of Burns; two sons, Mark King of Bruceton and Mike King of Hendersonville; one sister, Wanza Bond of Bruceton; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bruceton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Sue King

Mrs. Marjorie Sue Wiser, 76, of Hollow Rock, passed away Tuesday, September 15, at Baptist Hospital in Union City. Funeral Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 18, in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Kerry Mallard officiating. Interment followed in the Twin Oaks Community Cemetery. Pallbearers who served were Adam Walker, Mitchell Boyd, Hoit Mitchum, Julian Wiser, Mark King, and Mike King.

Mrs. Wiser was born January 14, 1933, in Carroll County, to the late William Horbert King and Ollie (Foust) King. She was a retired factory worker of H.I.S., Inc. and a member of the Twin Oaks Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayborn G. Wiser.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim (Hoit) Mitchum of McKenzie; one son, Chris (Cathy) Wiser of Lebanon; one sister, Wanza (Charles) Bond of Bruceton; two brothers, Robert M. King of Bruceton, and W.D.”Cotton” (Patsy) King of Hollow Rock. She also leaves three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Chase Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Gretta Luther

Gretta Luther Hollingsworth
May 23, 1933 - September 10, 2005

BRUCETON: Gretta Luther Hollingsworth, 72, died Saturday, September 10, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Services were held Tuesday, September 13, at the Bruceton Funeral Home chapel with burial following in the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

Mrs. Hollingsworth was employed by Camden General Hospital as a secretary, and was a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church. She was born May 23, 1933, in Benton County, to the late Dewey Lindell Luther and Lillian Cole Luther.

She is survived by her spouse, Molly Hollingsworth of Bruceton; two daughters, Ellen Hollingsworth Boyd of Olive Branch, Miss., and Amy Hollingsworth Davenport of Horn Lake, Miss.; two brothers, Lindell Ray Luther of Bruceton and Willard E. Luther of Camden.

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Zolline Massey

Minnie "Zolline" Ellis
February 21, 1934 - February 2, 2005

BUENA VISTA: Services for Minnie "Zolline" Ellis, 70, were conducted on Saturday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m., in the Chase Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Johnny Boyd officiating. Interment followed in the McAuley Cemetery. Mrs. Ellis died on Wednesday, February 2, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

She was born February 21, 1934, in Carroll County, to the late Henry Zollie Massey and Verda Noles Massey. She was a retired seamstress for the Publix Shirt Corporation and a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, David Massey.

Survivors include her husband, L.D. Ellis; a daughter, Sherry Grose; two sons, Johnny Ellis and Danny Ellis, all of Buena Vista; two sisters, Shelby Crocker of Midway and Laura Hallowell of Kingston Springs; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Dwayne Mebane

Dwayne Mebane
July 14, 1933 - October 10, 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

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Edward Miller

Edward H. Miller

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Marjorie Sue Pickett

Enter image description for image (pickett_marjorie_sue-obit.jpg)Marjorie Sue Pickett
October 10, 1934 - August 4, 2012

Marjorie Sue Pickett age 77 of Salem, Missouri, passed away August 4, 2012 at Salem, Missouri.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel. Graveside service will be Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock, Tennessee.

Marjorie Sue Pickett is survived by: Children; Shirley Manthey and husband Mike of Licking, Missouri, Kenneth W. Pickett and wife Karen of Warrenton, Missouri, Pamela Stringer and husband Ira of Fair Play, Missouri. 9 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren

Memorials may be given to the Riverways Pregnancy Center or Relay for Life and cards are available at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel and cards are available at Wilson Mortuary Salem

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Nell Smothers

Nelle Smothers
Vice President

Iva Nelle Smothers Lowe
June 5, 1934 - September 12020

Nelle Smothers Lowe, 86, of Bruceton, passed away Tuesday, September 1, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Funeral services conducted by Bruceton Funeral Home were held Saturday, September 5, at 2 p.m., at the Bruceton First Baptist Church with Josh Franks officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Lowe was born June 5, 1934, in Carroll County, to the late Clarence L. Smothers and Erma S. Austin Smothers. She was a retired supervisor for H.I.S. Inc. in Bruceton and was a faithful member of Bruceton First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylon Lowe, and three sisters, Juanita Hampton, Sue Tippitt, and Maybelle Blankenship.

She is survived by two sons, Billy (Lee) Lowe, of New Johnsonville, and Barry (Donna) Lowe, of Jackson; a sister, Glenda Sparks, of Camden; four grandchildren, Bart (Amy), Benjamin (Ryane), Ryan (Shelby), and Courtney (Todd), and six great-grandchildren, James, John, Bennett, and Rylen Love, and Lilly and Landon Merrell. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]

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Jacqueine Vowell

Jacqueline Almon Vowell

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Billy Gene Webb

Billy Gene Webb

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Marilyn Wilson

Marilyn Wilson

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Frances Womack

Frances Womack