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CHS Class of 1952

The class of 1952 graduated 33 students and was staffed by 13 faculty members.

Harlon Cambell is missing in this picture. Bobby Vowell is in this picture but not in the individual pictures.

Top Row: 1 Gene Lowe, 2.Carolyn Robison Radford, 3. Junior Bond 4. Virginia Simmons, 5.Donald Pickler,6. Dorthy Norward, 7. Clifton C. Summers, 8. Dorothy Woodard Bunn, 9. Bobby Vowell, 10. Faye Simmons, 11. Baxter Eason.

Middle Row: 1.Rayford Pickett, 2. Doris Petway Arnold, 3. Benny Ray Park, 4. Sherry Cox, 5. Joe Neal Jordan, 6. James Roy McMackins, 7. Johnny Haynes, 8. Bobbie Jean Mathis, 9. Billy Dwayne Cooper, 10. Clara Smothers, 11. Eugene Radford

Bottom Row: 1. James Sanders, 2. Clarice Ellis, 3. Freddie Webb, 4. Billy Joe Williams, 5. Jenean Edwards, 6. Johnny Smith, 7. Betty Rowland, 8. Charlie Swearingen, 9. Roscoe Durden, 10. Maudine Hammett, 11. Eric Allen

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Eric Allen

Eric Allen

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Doris Petway Arnold

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Junior Bonds

Junior Bonds
Deceased

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Dorothy Bunn

Dorothy J. Woodard Bunn
October 7, 1934 - December 17, 2001

PARSONS Funeral services for Dorothy J. Bunn, 67, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2001, at the Reed's Chapel in Decaturville. Burial will follow in Camden City Cemetery. Mrs. Bunn died Monday, December 17, 2001, at the Decatur County Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Gene G. Bunn of Parsons; one son, Daniel G. Bunn of Hawaii; one sister, Barbara Wallace of Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Pamela J. Noland. Reed's Chapel 731-852-3643 As reported in The Jackson Sun: 12/19/2001

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Harlon Campbell

Rufus Harlon Campbell
September 16, 1932 - December 20, 1996
Died Jackson, TN
Buried at New Cross Roads Cemetery

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Billy Cooper

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Sherry Cox

Sherry Cox
Treasurer

Sherry Potts
Died March 29, 2021
Buried Prospect Cemetery

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Roscoe Durden

William R. Durden
December 6, 1932 – September 11, 2006

William Roscoe Durden, 73 died at 4:40 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2006, in a local hospital. He was a native of Bruceton, Tennessee, and moved to SW Louisiana after his retirement from the United States Air Force. He served in the Korean War and in Vietman. He played high school football and also played college football for Murray State. He enjoyed having his morning coffee with his friends at McDonalds.

Survivors include his wife Betty Durden of Sulphur; brother Frank Durden of Bruceton, Tennessee; sisters, Alice Wyatt of Bruceton, Tennessee, Barbara Bunn of Louisville, Kentucky, and Brooxie Love of Granite City, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Johnny Stanley and his wife Mary of Sulphur and Lester Stanley of Lake Charles; sister-in-law, Lucille Thomason of Sulphur and Numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Willard and Omra Durden and sister Jean Durden. He will have graveside services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carylss under the direction of Hixon-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Reverend Nancy Wofford will officiate. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com [Source: Southwest Daily News]

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Baxter Eason

Baxter H. Eason
Mar 28, 1934 - Apr 4, 2002

Baxter H. Eason, 68, of Powell, formerly of Vale, died Thursday, April 4, in Knoxville. Services were held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Rose Mortuary in Knoxville. Rev. Carl Oaks and Rev. Angela Hardy officiated. Burial followed in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Eason, the son of the late James H. and Mary Kathleen Sills Eason, was born March 28, 1934, in Vale. He was a retired TVA supervisor and a Navy Veteran. His memberships included Trinity United Methodist Church, The Wesley Builders Class, Bruceton Masonic Lodge #731, Scottish Rite and Shrine.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Paul Eason and Robert Eason.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Cook Eason; two daughters, Sally Amanns and Beth Rayson; three sisters, Dorothy Hall of Doublin, Georgia, Jeannine Maners of Clarksville, and Barbara Wiles of Cumberland, Maryland; a brother, Martin Eason of Bruceton; and three granddaughters, Alexandra Danae, Savannah Elizabeth and Gabrielle Rose.

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Jeaneen Edwards

Jeaneen Edwards

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Clarice Ellis

Clarice Ellis Allen
November 17, 1933 – July 13, 2018

Clarice Ellis Allen, 84, of Hollow Rock, passed away Friday, July 13 at LifeCare Center of Bruceton. Funeral services were held July 15 at Bruceton Funeral Home. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery. Pallbearers were Darren Wilks, Randy Williams, Keith Noles, Billy Ray Owens, Nic Wilks, and Craig Ellis.

Mrs. Allen was born November 17, 1933 in Benton County to the late Clayton Ellis and Lula Bell Noes Ellis.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Hollow Rock and Order of Easter Star. She was the retired branch manager of Bank of Huntingdon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwayne “Nig” Allen and a brother, Leonard Ellis.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Chuck) Brooks; two grandchildren, Kristin (Brent) Lindsey of Hollow Rock and Amber (Joe) Ross of Savanah; two sisters, Etta Lou Wilks and Mary Lee Noles; a brother, Willard C. Ellis; a great-grandchild, Tyler (Kaitlyn Garrison) Ross of Savanah. [Source: Carroll County News Leader]

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Maurine Hammett

Maurine Hammett Wilkins
May 21, 1934 - January 29, 2012

Maurine Hammett Wilkins, age 77, departed this life on February 29, 2012 at the Humboldt Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Maurine was born at Hollow Rock, TN on May 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Roy Ila Hammett. She attended Hollow Rock-Bruceton Schools and graduated from Central High School. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, and was presently a member of Forest Heights United Methodist Church in Jackson. Maurine was employed by South Central Bell Telephone Company for thirty-six years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also an expert seamstress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Eloise (Gene) Leafty of Payson, AZ in April 2011, and Jonnie (Kenneth) Meadows of Madison, VA in October 2011.

She is survived by a daughter, Melinda Dunham of Collierville, TN; a sister, Juanita Hammett of Jackson, TN; a brother, William Roy Hammett of Dover, DE; two sisters-in-law, Gaynell Yarbro of Jackson, TN and LaQuida McKnight of Humboldt, TN and three grandchildren, Paige, Alex and Beth Dunham of Collierville, TN.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., with the service to follow at 2 p.m., at Arrington Funeral Directors. Private burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN.

The Telephone Pioneers are asked to sit in a group for the service.

The family is requesting that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 326 Ellsworth, Memphis, TN 38111.

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111; www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com

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Maurine Hammett Wilkins

Maurine Hammett Wilkins
May 21, 1934 - January 29, 2012

Maurine Hammett Wilkins, age 77, departed this life on February 29, 2012 at the Humboldt Nursing Home after an extended illness.

Maurine was born at Hollow Rock, TN on May 21, 1934, the daughter of the late Roy Ila Hammett. She attended Hollow Rock-Bruceton Schools and graduated from Central High School. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, and was presently a member of Forest Heights United Methodist Church in Jackson. Maurine was employed by South Central Bell Telephone Company for thirty-six years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was also an expert seamstress for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Eloise (Gene) Leafty of Payson, AZ in April 2011, and Jonnie (Kenneth) Meadows of Madison, VA in October 2011.

She is survived by a daughter, Melinda Dunham of Collierville, TN; a sister, Juanita Hammett of Jackson, TN; a brother, William Roy Hammett of Dover, DE; two sisters-in-law, Gaynell Yarbro of Jackson, TN and LaQuida McKnight of Humboldt, TN and three grandchildren, Paige, Alex and Beth Dunham of Collierville, TN.

The family will be receiving friends on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., with the service to follow at 2 p.m., at Arrington Funeral Directors. Private burial will be at Pisgah Cemetery in Hollow Rock, TN.

The Telephone Pioneers are asked to sit in a group for the service.

The family is requesting that memorial contributions be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 326 Ellsworth, Memphis, TN 38111.

Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111; www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com

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Johnny Haynes

Johnny Watson Haynes
September 4, 1934 - March 12, 2015

Mr. Johnny Watson Haynes, 80, of Hollow Rock, passed away Thursday, March 12, at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home. Military honors were held at the gravesite in Hampton Cemetery in Huntingdon. Bro. Loyce Fuller officiated the service. Pallbearers who served were Tommy Chambers, John Cooper, Roy Tomlanson, Bishop Haynes, Scott Haynes, and Richard Gilbert. Honorary pallbearer was Harold Hudson.

Mr. Haynes was born on Sept. 4, 1934, in Benton County to the late William Rutherford Haynes and Evelyn Watson Haynes. He was a retired Master Sgt. from the U.S. Air Force. He was a Baptist in faith and a 20 year U.S. Air Force Veteran.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Neil Ray Haynes. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Lou Chambers Haynes of Hollow Rock; two daughters, Julia Nan Haynes of Bruceton and Katherine Tomlanson of Holladay; two sons, William Robert Haynes of Murfreesboro and Edward Watson Haynes of Saucier, Miss.; one sister, Nancy (Hal) Robinson of Maryville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]

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Joe Neal Jordan

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Gene Lowe

Gene Lowe

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Bobbye Jean Mathis

Bobbye Jean Johnson
1934 - 2019

Formally of Bruceton – Bobbye Jean Johnson, 84, a loving mother,grandmother, friend, and woman of faith passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. Leslie Ernest Johnson, Jr. (Ret.) An Air Force spouse of twenty years and later floral designer, volunteered as dental assistant, nursing assistant, county library, MS telethons, presidential
voting locations, church choir/hand bells, and Little League Team mother; she was
a faithful member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, Leslie E. Johnson III, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kemberly C. Johnson of Newport News, Va.; daughter–in-law Mary Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; grandchildren Rachel J. Johnson and Emily K. Johnson; and her sister Christine Wright of Bruceton.

The family will receive friends at 5PM on Wednesday, July 10 at Bruceton Funeral Home with a memorial service at the United Methodist Church to start at 10 am on July 11. In lieu of flowers the family, wishes for donations to be made to the United Methodist Church, Bruceton, Tenn. [Source: Carroll County Newss LEADER]

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James Roy McMackins

JAMES ROY McMACKINS
August 14, 1933 - December 17, 1987

Services for James Roy McMackins, 54, of Bruceton were 2 p.m., Saturday, at Dilday Funeral Home with Warder K. Novak officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. McMackins, an electrician, died Thursday evening at Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon.

He was the son of the late Russell McMackins and Jurah Rogers McMackins.

He is survied by his wife, Claudette Wilson McMackins; two children, Valerie Broussard of Chanelview, Texas and Gail Honeycutt of Baumont, Texas; two step-sons, Kent Pendergrass of Huntsville, Ala, and Keith Pendergrass of St. Augustine, Fla.; three sisters, Laverne Smith of McKenzie, Vernell Steppe of Bruceton and Ina Belle Williams of Buena Vista; three brothers, Gene Robert McMackins of Vale, Buddy McMackins of Hollow Rock and Melvin McMackins of Winter Gardens, Fla.; and two grand-daughters, Heather Honeycutt and Victoria Broussard, both of Texas.

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Dorothy Norwood

Dorothy Jane Norwood Worley

Social Security Death Index about Dorothy N. Worley
Name: Dorothy N. Worley
SSN: 411-52-7101
Last Residence: 85635 Sierra Vista, Cochise, Arizona, United States of America
Born: 25 Sep 1934
Died: 18 Oct 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (1951)

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Bennie Ray Park

Bennie Ray Park
April 19, 1934 - December 26, 2007

BENNY RAY PARK
1934-2007

HOLLOW ROCK: Benny Ray Park, 73, died Wednesday December 26, at Camden General Hospital. Funeral services were Saturday, December 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Solid Rock Ministries with Bro. Bobby Jordan officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Park was born April 19, 1934 in Carroll County to the late Glen Park and Othera (Cole) Park. He served in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a barber, a member of the police force, a bus driver, farmer and a member of the Solid Rock Ministries.

Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Patsy (Smith) Park; one daughter, Natalie (Terry) Wade of Paris; two sons, Samuel K. (Sherry) Park of Big Sandy, Ron R. Park of Paris; and two sisters, Patsy King of Hollow Rock and Dorothy Robinson of Fort Myers, Florida; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. [Source McKenzie Banner]

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Benny Ray “Sorghum” Park

Hollow Rock resident Benny Ray “Sorghum” Park, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 26, at Camden General Hospital. Services were held Saturday afternoon, December 29, at Solid Rock Ministries in Huntingdon with Bro. Bobby Jordan officiating. His burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. Serving as pallbearers were Terry Wade, Jason Wade, Michael Melton, Keith King, Steven Allen, and Kenny Price. Dwayne Mebane and Spencer Ridley served as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Park was born on April 19, 1934, in Carroll County to the late Glen and Othera (Cole) Park. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Korean War. During his life he worked as a barber, a law enforcement officer, a school bus driver, and a farmer. He most lately attended Solid Rock ministries and has served as a Sunday school teacher there and at other church bodies in Carroll County. His favorite pastimes were fishing and studying the Bible.

He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Patsy (Smith) Park; a daughter, Natalie (Terry) Wade of Paris; two sons, Samuel K. (Sherry) Park of Big Sandy and Ron R. Park of Paris; two sisters, Patsy King of Hollow Rock and Dorothy Robinson of Florida; four grandchildren, Aislinn Crutchfield, Tabatha Melton, Tiffany Wade and Jason Wade; and a great-granddaughter, Summer Melton. [Source: Carroll County NEWS-LEADER]

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Rayford Pickett

Rayford Pickett
Vice-President

Social Security Death Index about Rayford M. Pickett
Name: Rayford M. Pickett
SSN: 412-50-2538
Last Residence: Saint Charles, Missouri, United States of America
Born: 22 Feb 1934
Died: 4 May 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Tennessee (Before 1951)

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Carl Donald Pickler
December 14, 1934 - May 5, 2001

Carl Donald Pickler, 66, of Hollow Rock, died Saturday, May 5, at his home. Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Bruceton Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. James S. Daniel officiated. Burial followed in Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery near Nashville. Masonic Rites were held on Monday at 7 p.m. with Military Rites at the graveside. Pallbearers who served were Jimmy Simpson, Ray Addison, Don Bush, John Parker, Dwayne Mebane, John Wainscott, Bernice Birdwell and Jerry Holland.

Mr. Pickler, the son of the late Carl Dewey Pickler and Daisy Opal Birdwell Pickler, was born on December 14, 1934, in Hollow Rock. He was a retired tax auditor for the State of Tennessee, a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville, a member of Huntingdon Masonic Lodge, a member of Nashville Scottish Rite, a member of Al Menah Shrine, a retired master sergeant for the Air National Guard, and a member of Bruceton Order of Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Cox Pickler; two daughters, Donna (Gary) Sinclair and Angela (James) Stockdale, both of Nashville; a son, Robert Alan (Michelle) Pickler of Nashville; three brothers, Kenneth Pickler of Bruceton, Larry Pickler of Nashville, and Gene Pickler of Oveida, Florida; and three grandchildren.

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Carolyn Radford

Carylon J. Robison Radford
April 25, 1935 - January 1, 2011

Funeral Service for Carolyn J. Robison died January 1, 2011 at Camden General Hospital. Funeral services were Wednesday January 5, 2011, 11:00am at Oakdale Funeral Home. Interment followed at Prospect Cemetery

Mrs. Radford was Born: April 25, 1935 in Carroll County and preceded in death by her father Thomas Robison, her mother, Connie Rogers Robison, her husband Dennis Radford, brother Roger Robison, Marilyn Crews.

She is survived bya son Mike Radford, a daughter, Debbie (Cecil) Smothers,Missoula, MT. , a daughter, Glenda (Jeff) Church,Camden, daughter, Shelia (Mike) Muraida, Crown Plant,IN., six grandchildren, four Great Grandchildren. [Source: Oakdale Funeral Home]

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Dennis Eugene Radford
October 30, 1932 - March 30 2003

Services for Dennis Eugene Radford 70 is 1 p.m. Wed. at Oakdale Chapel. Burial is in Prospect Cemetery Hollow Rock TN. He died Mar. 30 2003 at Camden Gen. Hospital. Survivors are wife Carylon Radford; daughters Debra Smothers Glenda Church Sheila Muraida; son Michael Radford; sisters Edna Ferguson and Sue Hurt. Oakdale Funeral Home 731-584-4343. Published in The Jackson Sun on April 1, 2003

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Betty Jean Rowland Noles
Abt 1935 - July 18, 1954

Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955 about Betty Jean Noles
Name: Betty Jean Noles [Betty Jean Rowland]
Birth Date: abt 1935
Age: 19
Death Date: 18 Jul 1954
Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Gender: Female
Father's Name: Willie J Rowland
Mother's name: Willie E Pinkston
FHL Film Number: 1343064

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James Sanders

James Sanders

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Faye Simmons

Faye Simmons

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Virginia Simmons

Virginia Elizabeth Simmons
August 18, 1931 - October 27, 2004

NASHVILLE: Services for Virginia Elizabeth Simmons, 73, formerly of Buena Vista, were at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27 at Bruceton Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Simmons officiating. Burial was in McAuley Cemetery near Buena Vista.

Miss Simmons, a retired secretary at St. Thomas Hospital, died Tuesday, October 26 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born August 18, 1931 in Benton County to the late Albert Cidney Simmons and Naomi Bailey Simmons. She was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and the Business and Professional Women’s Association.

Survivors include two sisters, Faye Lomax of Huntingdon and Patsy Dean of Clarksville and a brother, Bailey Simmons of Hollow Rock.

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Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith
President
Deceased

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Clara Smothers

Clara Louise Smothers King
October 15, 1934 - May 28, 2003

BRUCETON: Services for Clara Smothers King, 68, were at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 30 at Bruceton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Bradshaw officiating. Burial was in the Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Mrs. King, a retired dietician for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, died on Wednesday, May 28 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

She was born October 15, 1934 in Westport to the late Delmar Ras Smothers and Alma Odell Clark Smothers. She was a member of the Bruceton First Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star Adah Chapter #314 and The Carroll County Republican Executive Committee.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Murrell King; a daughter, Elissa Wiliams of Burns; two sons, Mike C. King of Hendersonville and Mark F. King of Bruceton; a brother, Lyndel E. Smothers of Bruceton and five grandchildren. Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. She was preceded in death by a brother, Sherrill C. Smothers.

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Clara Louise Smothers King

Celebrating the Life of Clara King

"Simply thank God that your salvation and the eternal destiny of others is tip to Him --relax, be happy and your sense of security, peace and joy will rub off on others." This was one of several notes handwritten by Clara within the leaflets of her Bible, one that she truly believed in and lived her life by daily. Always seeing the good within people, Clara's Christian love for the Lord, her family and friends, brilliantly radiated as she lived everyday to the fullest, celebrating her gift of life and blessing those of whom she came into contact.

The Early Years
The world became a better place when Clara Louise was born to Alma Odelle and Delmar Ras Smothers in Westport, Tennessee. The first child and only daughter, Clara has two younger brothers, Lyndel Eugene and the late Sherrell Clark. Accepting the Lord as her Savior at an early age, Clara was baptized at Pond Branch and attended the Westport Baptist Church. She and her family then moved to Bruceton in 1948 and her "true-blue" Tiger Pride was born as she began her Freshman year at Cen­tral High School. CHS holds many wonderful memories for Clara and her family. Not only was she a 1952 graduate, but her mother was also a CHS graduate, as well as her three children and two of her grandchil­dren--a total of four generations proudly sang the Tiger Alma Mater that was co-written by her mother.

Shortly after Clara began her Freshman year at CHS, she won the heart of Central's star athlete and renown football legend, Robert Murrell King. Clara was Murrell's biggest fan and savored their wonderful memories of high school. She could quote game highlights, scores and records that Murrell had set at CHS and also at Murray State University where he was a member of the track team. Clara, being the modest per­son she was, talked very little about her accomplishments, but she was also a star athlete and very active during her high school years. She was selected Most Athletic during her senior year in 1952. She played bas­ketball four years and served as team captain. In addition, Clara was a majorette for the CHS marching hand, class officer, football maid, and was a member of several organizations including 4-H, FHA, Pep Club, Glee Club and the Office Staff. She was also selected as the representa­tive for Daughters of American Revolution, a very prestigious honor.

Starting a Family
Clara and Murrell's 49-year marriage began on February 19, 1954, when they were wed at Prospect Baptist Church in Hollow Rock. The happy couple was blessed with their first child and only daughter, Elissa Ann, on June 4, 1955. On April 6, 1958, Clara gave birth to twin boys, Michael Clark and Mark Foust. Their children were their pride and joy and they were first and foremost in their lives. As with Clara and Murrell, Tiger Pride was deeply instilled within their children at an early age. All three were excellent athletes and Clara and Murrell never missed a sporting event. They are also the proud grandparents of five grandchildren: Brooke, Robert, Drew, Laura and Jenna.
Professional Career & Community Services

In addition to raising a family, Clara successfully juggled a rewarding career while maintaining active involvement within her community and church, always striving to make a difference and speaking up for what she believed. Not only was Clara a licensed cosmetologist, but she worked as a certified dietary manager for over 30 years. She served as dietary director of the Central High School cafeteria, dietary manager at the nursing homes in both Bruceton and Camden, and she retired in 1995 as director of Food Service at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon.
Clara was happiest when she was serving the Lord. She loved her church and consistently remained involved and loyal. She served many years as the Girls Auxiliary director and taught Sunday School for over 30 years. She was on the Bond Committee for the First Baptist Church of Bruceton during it's construction in the early 1970s when she first became a member.

Clara's other community involvement included serving on the Hollow Rock-Bruceton School Board for two terms, a total of eight years, she is a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Stars ADAH Chapter 314, and she has been an active member of the Carroll County Republican Executive Committee for many years.
Clara will be truly missed and remembered by all of her family and friends, and by all of the many people whose lives she has touched.
"Each night we are one day closer to eternity-one day nearer
Heaven! What a wonderful joy to know!"
-A handwritten note by Clara found in the leaflet of her Bible

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Cornelious Summers

Cornelious Clifton Summers

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Charlie Swearingen

Charles Harris Swearingen
June 13, 1934 - May 10, 2007

HOLLOW ROCK: Charles Harris Swearingen, 72, died Thursday, May, 10, at his home. Funeral services were Saturday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Donnie Craig officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.

Mr. Swearingen was born June 13, 1934 in Hollow Rock to the late Clint Herron Swearingen and Eula Lee (Prince) Swearingen. He was a retired iron worker for the Tennessee Valley Authority, served in the Air Force and the National Guard, having duty in Desert Storm, was a member of the VFW post 4349 in Hollow Rock, American Legion Post 175 in Hollow Rock, Masonic Lodge # 288, and a member of Prospect Baptist Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Swearingen and Herron "Bud" Swearingen; and two sisters, Frances Compton and Mary Rial.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Betty (Wall) Swearingen; two daughters, Lillian (Tony) Allen of Paris and Rhonda (Russell) Downen of Jackson; one son, Don (Trish) Swearingen of Simpsonville, South Carolina; one sister, Louise Bedwell of Hollow Rock; and seven grandchildren.

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Fred Morris Webb

Fred Morris Webb
January 22, 1935 - July 12, 2012

Fred Morris Webb, of 79 Chimney Ridge Court, Altavista died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his home. He was the husband of Jacqueline Thomas Clay-Webb.

He was born January 22, 1935 in Memphis, Tennessee, a son of the late Bomar Odell Webb and Nora May Massie Webb. He was a retired President of Old Dominion Homes, a member of First Baptist Church, enjoyed flying, playing golf and tennis, was a proud Aggie graduate from Texas A&M Universty and proudly served his country as a navigator in the United States Air Force during the Cold War.

He is survived by two sons, John Webb and his wife Rachel of Fayetteville, NC and Michael Webb and his wife Michelle, of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Sheri Webb Loven and her husband, Bill, of Austin, Texas; seven grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Hallie Thomas of Altavista; a niece, Kay Smothers and her husband Ron and special friends, Sue and Kenneth Allen.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Lain Webb, one brother and three sisters.
A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612, by the Rev. Dr. Michael Lee. Military Rites will be conducted by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends anytime at the residence. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider First Baptist Church, 1001 Bedford Ave, Altavista, VA 24517.
To send condolences, please visit www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com.

Memorials: The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider First Baptist Church, 1001 Bedford Ave, Altavista, VA 24517.
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Billy Williams

Billie Joe Williams
Deceased

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Senior Class of 1952

Gene Lowe
Sherry Cox - Treasurer

Faye Simmons
Johnny Smith - President
Billy Cooper
Virginia Simmons

Bobbye Mathis - Reporter
Rayford Pickett - Vice-President

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Senior Class of 1952

Roscoe Durdin
Clara Smothers

Bennie Ray Park
Junior Bonds
Cornelious Summers
Joe Neal Jordan

Betty Rowland
Freddie Webb

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Senior Class of 1952

Johnny Haynes
Clarice Ellis

Eugene Radford
Dorothy Norwood
Maurine Hammett
James Roy McMackins

Carolyn Radford
Eric Allen

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Senior Class of 1952

Jeanenne Edwards
Dorothy Bunn

Charlie Swearingen
Harlon Cambell
Donald Pickler
Baxter Eason

James Sanders
Doris Arnold
Billy Williams