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Angela Hatley Class of 1988 Passes

Charlie Hendrix Class of 1972 Passes

Added Class of 1999

Phillip Park Class of 1950 Passes

Mary Ann Blankenship Class of 1961 Passes

Added Class of 1993

Added Class of 1998

September 19, 2018
Janet Cottingham, Former Employee Passes

August 19, 2018 Betsy Maddox Class of 1962 Passes

August 16, 2018 Betty Kizer Class of 1953 Passes

July 13, 2018 Clarice Allen Class of 1952 Passes

June 21, 2018 Rex Turner Class of 1969 Passes - Obituary

June 11 added 1968 Class Reunion

June 7, 2018 added passing of Peggy Garvey class of 1948 on May 6, 2018

May 19, 2018 added Class of 1996 

 

 

 

 CHS Obituaries

 
 I will post obituaries on this page until their class is added. After their class is created I will move the obituary to their class.

 

Janet Cottingham, Former CHS Employee

Janet Dean Cottingham
July 16, 1940 - Septermber 19, 2018

Janet CottinghamJanet Dean Cottingham, 78, of Hollow Rock passed away Wednesday, September 19 at her residence. Memorial services were held on September 23 at Bruceton Funeral Home. Burial will follow on September 29 at Shiloh First Baptist Church Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.

Mrs. Cottingham was born on July 16, 1940 in Natchez, Mississippi to the late Dean P. Ott and Edna Rhymes Ott. She was a member of Tremount First Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Cooley and a step-daughter, Teresa Juanette Bowles.

She is survived by a spouse, Dorman M. Cottingham of Hollow Rock; a daughter, Heather (Rich) Bratton of Hollow Rock; two sons, David Cottingham of Camden, and Chris (Amanda) Cottingham of Gadsden; 4 step-daughters, Nelda (Daniel) Hunter of Grove Hill, Alabama, Sandy Hafemann of Boynton Beach, Florida, Susan Hunter of Lake Worth, Florida, and Donna Tomlinson of Jasper, Florida; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]

 

Kyle Bradley,CHS Class of 2011

Kyle Bradley 
Died June 3, 2017

Mr. Kyle Johnson Bradley, 24, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1:00PM in the chapel of Dilday-Carter Funeral Home with Dewayne Ervin and David Thomas speaking.

He was a salesman for Platinum Marketing Group.

He is survived by his parents Jesse Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee, Cindy Dodd Snider of Camden, Tennessee and Shannon Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee; one daughter, Mattigan Adalia Bradley of Clarksburg, Tennessee; Brothers, Trevor Bradley and Blake Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Brady Snider and Chase Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee; Maternal Grandparents, Frank & Diann Dodd, Sr. of Huntingdon, Tennessee; Paternal Grandparents, Lannie & Regina Bradley of Huntingdon, Tennessee and Debbie Ensley of Huntingdon, Tennessee; Grandparents Carol Bethshears of Bruceton, Tennessee. and Danny (Suzanne) Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee and great-grandmother Marie Snider of Bruceton, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home from 5-8PM and then on Friday from 11AM until time of services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.didlay.com.

 

Jimmie Groom, Former Hollow Rock Elementary Teacher

Jimmie Groom   
(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 Marlboro Cemetery.

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 services.

Dilday-Carter Funeral Home is in charge (731)986-8281 or www.dilday.com.

 

 Mary Nell McMackins, Former CHS Employee

 

Mary Nell McMackins

1936-2017

Mary Neel McMackins, 80, of Bruceton passed away Sunday, April 23 at Life Care Center of Bruceton. Funeral services were held April 25 in the chapel of Chase Funeral Home, with Bro. Steve Davis officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery.

Mrs. McMackins was born September 16, 1936 in Zach to the late William Elliot 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 Chesapeak, Va.; daughters, Amy Jo Hollingsworth of Medina, Sherrie Jean (Dave) Finnan of Pisgah Forest, N.C., Bonnie Gayle (Bruce) Hilliard of Bruceton, Kathy Dunham of Huntingdon, and a step-daughter, Teresa McMackins of McKenzie; then grandchildren, Charly, John, Danny, Katie, Aaron, Brandon, Michael, Brandee, Shane, and Jessica; and five great-grandchildren. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader

Larry Robison, Retired CHS Teacher

 

Larry Robison
1942-2018

Larry RobisonLarry Dwight Robison, 75, of Bruceton, passed away Thursday, April 19 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a short illness. A "Home Going" celebration was held April 21 at Bruceton First Baptist Church, with Bro. Josh Franks officiating. Burial followed at Milledgeville Cemetery in Milledgeville. Pallbearers were Derreld Robison, Alan Robison, Phillip Robison, Nathan Robison, Steve Parker, and John Parker. Mr. Robison was born December 16, 1942 near Enville in Chester County. He was the son of the late Lee and Pauline Robison. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon Robison.

He graduated from Adamsville High School in 1960 and then enrolled in Lambuth College in Jackson. He graduated from there in 1964 with a degree in biology. He began his teaching career at Central High School in 1964. He received his Master in Education from Murray State in 1968. In 1966 he married Betty Rowland and she began her teaching career in Bruceton. Together they taught for over 75 years, touching the lives of many young people in the area. He was known in the classroom for his toughness, fairness and humor.

 

Larry had many interests: antique cars, tractors, gasoline engines, telephones, and clocks. He enjoyed going to antique shows with his family and talking about antiques with his friends. he and Betty were widely known in the area for their "Robison peaches," which were the best that could be bought. They sold the peaches on the highway in front of the school and home delivered many more. He loved to hear people brag about his peaches.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Robison; two sons, John Robison (Beth) of Medina and David Robison (Tonya) of Bruceton. He also leaves five grandchildren, Nathan Grant, Katie, Ben, and Jake. [Source Carroll County News-Leader]

 

Janoah Young, Former CHS Employee

Janoah Ann Melton Young 
October 15, 2016 
 
Johana YoungJanoah Ann Melton Young. age 77 of Camden, Tn passed away October 15, 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 years. 
 
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 service. 
 
Survivors include: Son: Jeffery T. Young of Bruceton, Tn, Daughter: 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 Young Boyd 
 
Preceded by: Father: Paul Wesley Melton, Mother: Hazel Marie Durdin Melton, Son-in-law: Ronnie Boyd, Brother: Bruce W. Melton
[Source: Oakdale Funeral Home]
 
 
 

 Irene Powley, Former CHS Employee

Irene Powley
1922-2016

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 News-Leader]

 
 

Cody Gipson, CHS Class of 2003

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 Cars.

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]

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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 railroad crossings.

"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 Sun]

 

Dasha Roberts, Former CHS Student

Ms. Dasha Faith Roberts
October 24, 1997 - December 10, 2015

Dasha_RobertsDasha 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 squad.

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 42025.

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Jesse Ray Leaver, CHS Class of 2012

Jesse Ray Leaver
February 19, 1994 - February 23, 2015

leaver_jesse_ray_2012Mr. 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 Employee

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 Hebron Cemetery.

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 M. FosterAntonio 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.

 

 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 Gardens.

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 nephew.