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Jimmie Groom, Former Hollow Rock Elementary
(January 6, 1943 - May 7, 2017)
Mr. Jimmie Groom, age 74 of Madison, Alabama, formerly of Hollow Rock, Tennessee, passed away
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2PM in the chapel of
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Brother Joe Abbott officiating. Burial to follow in the
Mr. Groom was born on January 6, 1943 in Hollow Rock to the late Delbert and Pauline Sills
Groom. He was retired from the automotive industry as a Tool Engineer.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11AM until time of
Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.
Mary Nell McMackins, Former CHS Employee
Mary Nell McMackins
(September 16, 1936 - April 23, 2017)
Mrs. Mary Nell McMackins, 79, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away
Sunday April 23, 2017 at Life Care Center of Bruceton.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at
2:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Steve
Davis will officiate the service. The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room on Monday
from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Tuesday from 11:00 AM until time of service.
Mrs. McMackins was born September 16, 1936 in Zach, TN the
daughter of the late William Elliott and Floy (Patterson) Hurt. She was retired from the
Cafeteria at Central High School and a member of Prospect Baptist Church. She was preceded in
death by Four Brothers and One Sister.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gene Robert
McMackins; a son, Russell McMackins of Chesapeake, Virginia; daughters, Amy Jo Hollingsworth of
Medina, Sherrie Jean Finnan (Dave) of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, Bonnie Gayle Hilliard
(Bruce) of Bruceton, Kathy Dunham of Huntingdon and a step daughter, Teresa McMackins of
McKenzie; Ten grandchildren, Charly, John, Danny, Katie, Aaron, Brandon, Michael, Brandee,
Shane and Jessica; and five great grandchildren.
Janoah Young, Former CHS Employee
Janoah Ann Melton Young
October 15, 2016
Janoah Ann Melton Young. age 77 of Camden, Tn passed away
2016 at Life Care of Bruceton in Bruceton, Tn. Mrs. Young was a
member of the Camden Church of Christ, a
retired school bus driver, former owner of the Magic Memory Bake Shop, worked at H.I.S and
was a substitute
school teacher. She was, also, a member of Bruceton Church of Christ for many
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday,
October 17, 2016 3:00pm at Oakdale Funeral Home in Camden, Tn. Interment will follow in Benton
Memory Gardens in Camden, Tn. Visitation with the Young
family will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and
resume on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 10:00am and continue until
Survivors include: Son: Jeffery T. Young of Bruceton,
Janey L. Boyd of Bruceton, Tn, Sister: Beverly Buchanan of
Camden, Tn, Sister-in-law: Blondell Melton of Camden, Tn, Grandchildren:
Jeremy(Brandy)Boyd, Julie(Joey)Nunnery, Tori Young, Alli
Young, Great Grandchildren: Lawson Boyd: Kayla Fowler, Dillon Ivy,
Addison, Nunnery, Jaci Nunnery, Wyatt Fowler, Landon Boyd, Parker
Preceded by: Father: Paul Wesley
Hazel Marie Durdin Melton, Son-in-law: Ronnie Boyd, Brother:
Bruce W. Melton
[Source: Oakdale Funeral
Irene Powley, Former CHS Employee
Irene Elizabeth Starks Powley, 94, of Huntingdon, formerly of Hollow Rock, passed away Thursday,
September 29 at Life Care Center in Bruceton.
Powley was born August 22, 1922 in Hardin, Ky. to the late Charley Harrison Starks and Eldora
Smith Starks. She was a member of Bruceton Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Powley; a daughter, Dianne Powley Rodgers; a
son, Gary Powley; and three brothers, Buell, Dwayne, and Quinton Starks.
She is survived by a daughter, Denise (Ricky) Umstead of Huntingdon; five grandchildren, Crispin
Powley, Shyanna Frazee, Dylan Powley, Shane Umstead, and Colton Umstead; and four
great-grandchildren, London and Gavin Frazee and Reese and Fisher Powley. [Source: Carroll County
Ava Michelle Pleasant, CHS Class of 1998
December 23, 1980 - September 28, 2016
Avis Michelle Pleasant Williamson –
35, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, September 28,
She was preceded in death by her father, John
L. Pleasant, Jr., paternal grandparents, John L. Pleasant, Sr., and Avis Pleasant, and maternal
grandfather, Charlie E. Pardue.
Avis loved the outdoors, playing games, and
hanging out with friends. She was the owner/operator of Kaevelle Massage and was a member of the
Mosaic Church. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and clients.
Survivors include her husband, Matthew
Williamson of Fayetteville, AR, mother, Bonnie S. Pleasant, sister and brother-in-law, Lou Lou and
Krzysztof Strugala, all of Chattanooga, TN, maternal grandmother, Mildred Pardue, of Hollow Rock,
TN, two nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm,
Friday, September 30, 2016, in the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Tim
Reid officiating. Burial will be in Galbraith Cemetery in Lena, Louisiana.
The family will receive friends from 11 am to
3 pm, Friday, September 30, 2016 at the funeral home.
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Cody Gipson, CHS Class of
CODY GIPSON 1985 – 2016
BRUCETON — Funeral services for Cody Gipson, 30, of Bruceton were Saturday, April 2
at Bruceton Funeral Home. Interment was at New Prospect Cemetery.
Gipson died March 30, 2016 in a traffic accident. He was the manager of Bob’s Used
Gipson is survived by his wife, Nikisha Allene Gipson of Bruceton; father, Richard
Lee Gipson of Coppers Cove, Texas; mother, Kathy Dixon Hilliard of Bruceton; two daughters,
Ryley Faith Gipson and Isabelle Grace Gipson; two sons, Wesley Gipson and Khaiden Gipson; and
two sisters, Chrystal Graham of Millington and Katrina Sczesny of Coppers Cove, Texas; and one
brother, Jesse Gipson of Hollow Rock. [Source: McKenzie Banner]
Richard Cody Gipson, 30, of Bruceton, was killed Wednesday morning
in Huntingdon when the pickup truck he was driving was hit by a train, according to the
Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The accident was reported about 8:40 a.m. at Highway 70 and Northwood Drive.
Michael Williams, a spokesman for Kentucky-West Tennessee Railway, which owns the
train, said the accident happened when Gipson tried to cross the railroad
tracks. The Highway Patrol report says Gipson was driving west on Northwood across the tracks.
"Our condolences go to the driver's family and loved ones," Williams said.
Williams said preliminary information indicates the train's horn and bell were sounding prior to
the crash, and data that is downloaded from the train would be needed to confirm that.
The train was traveling from Bruceton to McKenzie with two locomotives and 17 empty cars. The
two men who were on the train are being offered counseling, Williams said.
Williams said reports of fatalities involving trains emphasize the need for driver safety at
"We urge all drivers to use caution at railroad crossings and follow signs," he said.
The railroad crossing has signs and working lights but does not have a gate. [Sourced: Jackson
Dasha Roberts, Former CHS Student
Ms. Dasha Faith
October 24, 1997 - December 10,
Dasha Faith Roberts, age 18 of New Concord, KY died on Thursday, December 10,
2015, at Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, KY. She
was a senior at Marshall County High School and was a member of the cheerleading
Born Friday, October 24, 1997, she was the
daughter of Michael Roberts of Bruceton, TN and Amy (French) Fulbright, husband Marty of New
Concord, KY. Surviving are her parents; brothers, Colin Roberts
of Bruceton, TN, Rhodes Fulbright of Paris, TN and Cade Fulbright of Paris, TN;
grandparents: Carl & Barbara Roberts of Bruceton, TN, Mark and Debbie French of Camden,
TN, and Marty and Brad Hurley of Bruceton, TN; and great grandparents: Carolyn and
Harold Cole of Camden TN.
Funeral service will be held at First Baptist
Church of Bruceton, TN on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Sonny Daniels
officiating, Visitation will be held at Bruceton Funeral Home Sunday, December 13, 2015 between the
hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in the Prospect Cemetery in
Bruceton, TN. Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00
PM and 8:00 PM on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY
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Jesse Ray Leaver, CHS Class of 2012
Jesse Ray Leaver
February 19, 1994 - February 23, 2015
Mr. Jesse Ray Leaver, 21, of Bruceton, passed away Monday, Feb. 23, at McKenzie
Regional Medical Center. Services were conducted at noon on Thursday, Feb. 26, at First
Baptist Church in Bruceton. Cremation followed. Bro. Lonnie Hollingsworth officiated.
Pallbearers who served were Eddie Leaver, Hunter Haynes, Jamie Drinkard, Josh Leaver, Lonnie
Small II, Haden Williams, and Dalton Williams.
Mr. Leaver was born on Feb. 19, 1994, in Paris to Mr. Eddie Alan Leaver and Shelly Marie Leach
Leaver. He was a Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School graduate and a Bethel University junior.
He was a member of Bruceton First Baptist Church. He loved fishing, hunting, playing basketball,
baseball, and co-ed softball.
He is survived by his parents, Eddie and Shelly Leaver of Iowa; a sister, Crystal (Lonnie) Small
of Iowa; two brothers, Jamie Drinkard of Florida and Josh Leaver of Paris; maternal grandmother,
Joyce Sullivan of Huntingdon and Sherry Leonard of Iowa; a great-grandmother, Evelyn Reed of Iowa;
paternal grandfather, James Frazee of Bruceton; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and
cousins. [Source: Carroll County News Leader]
Steven Dewayne Brown, Sr., Former
Steven Dewayne Brown, Sr.
February 12, 1960 - October `15, 2014
Steven Dewayne Brown, Sr., 54, formerly of Hollow Rock, died Thursday, October 9, 2014 at his
residence in Martin. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
at the chapel of Bruceton Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial will follow at
Mr. Brown was born on February 12, 1960 in Pontiac, MI to Mrs. Lorelie Ann Castle Brown, who
survives, and the late Mr. Dallas Ray (Pete) Brown Sr. He formerly worked maintenance for
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
He is survived by: wife Linda Diane Brown, of Huntingdon; mother Lorelie Brown, of Hollow Rock;
two daughters, Brittany Brown of Paris, and Tiffany Brown Reese of Detroit, MI; two sons, Dakota
Brown of Dickson, and Steven Dewayne Brown Jr. of California; two sisters, Marti (Barry) Weger of
Jackson, and Jennifer (Michael) Evans of Milan; one brother, Dallas (Michelle) Brown of Sterling
Heights, MI; and three grandchildren.
Tony Foster, CHS Class of 2000
Antonio M. Foster
January 12, 1982 - August 13, 2014
Antonio Maurice Foster, 32, of Bruceton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, at
Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 1
p.m., at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Wallace Cunningham officiating. Burial followed at Old
Pisgah Cemetery. Plunk Funeral Home of Camden was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Foster was born Jan. 12, 1982, to Steve L. Porter, of Paris, and Juanita Foster King, of
Bruceton. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his maternal
grandmother, Georgia Foster. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Steven
McClerkin, of Nashville; two sisters, Shontoria Foster, and Heather Vasquez, both of Bruceton;
paternal grandmother, Mattie Porter, of Paris; stepfather, Bruce King and step-grandmother, Ollie
Walker, both of Bruceton; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Timothy Ray Lowe, CHS Class of 1996
Timothy R. Lowe
Timothy Ray “Tim” Lowe, 36, of Erin, formerly of Hollow Rock, passed away Sunday,
March 16, at Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19,
at 2 p.m., in the chapel of the Brucet on Funeral Home with Joe Abbott and David Steppee
officiating. Burial followed at the Marlboro Church of Christ Cemetery near Vale.
Mr. Lowe was born Dec. 13, 1977, in Huntingdon, to Jimmy
R. Lowe and Judith Nolen Lowe, of Hollow Rock. He was a quality
inspector for Magnum Manufacturing, and a member of Marlboro Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Michelle Swafford Lowe; two
stepdaughters, Kaylee R. Sawyer and Zoey E. Sawyer, and a stepson, Chance
M. Wigdor, all of Er i n; two sisters, Pam (Casey) Corder,
of Buena Vista, and Shonda (Shannon) Walters, of Hollow Rock; and several nieces and
Pallbearers who served were Casey Corder, Brian Lowe, Shannon, Allen and Adam Walters, and Tony
Swafford. Honorary pallbearers were Cody Cole, Oliver Dolan, Justin Gilbert and Kaden Corder.
John Rylan Robinson, Class of 2005
|JOHN RYLAN ROBINSON
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