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Ryan Bennett Class of 2008
Ryan Bennett Mills
April 11, 1990 - February 8, 2020
Ms. Ryan Elizabeth (Bennett) Mills, 29 of Bruceton, Tennessee, was taken
from us Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her home.In Lieu of flowers, the family has
requested that all donations be directed to: Hollow Rock - Bruceton Band Boosters,
ATTN: Caleb Boyd 29590 Broad Street Bruceton, TN 38317
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of
Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Steve Davis will officiate the service. Interment will follow
in Hebron Cemetery.
Pallbearers who will serve are Bart Bennett, Matthew Bennett, Chris Lowe, Jeremy Lowe, Jacob
Baker, and Brandon Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Caplinger, Andy Baker, Jeremy
Stokes and her co-workers of The Salon on Main
The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00
PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of service.
Ms. Mills was born April 11, 1990 in Jackson, Tennessee. She was a beautician at The Salon
on Main in Camden, Tennessee. She also worked with color guard at Hollow Rock-Bruceton
Central High School. She volunteered in several different organizations with her children and
community. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Charles “Wennie” Lowe and
paternal grandparents, James Kenneth “Shorty” and Lavern Bennett.
She is survived by one daughter, Jaycee Ryan Mills, one son, Kipp Ryder Mills, her parents,
Barry and Teresa Bennett, all of Bruceton, maternal grandmother; Linda Burchum (Jim), grand uncles
and aunts, Jimmy and Brenda Bennett, Lynn and T. C. Lowe, and Michael Lowe. She also leaves a
host of cousins as well as hundreds of cherished clients and friends. [Source: Chase Funeral
Melba Luckett, Former Teacher
February 27, 1951 - January 24,
Melba Luckett was born February 27, 1951 in Corinth, MS the daughter of the
late Ted and Rheba Hopkins Gray.
She was united in marriage to James Kenneth Luckett on March 20, 1971.
Mrs. Luckett earned a Bachelor of Science Education from Bethel College with a special
education endorsement. She taught in West Carroll County Special School District,, Hollow Rock
- Bruceton Special School District, and Jackson Madison County School district. She retired
after 29 years of touching the lives of so many children.
She enjoyed traveling but also loved being home. She was a 25 year booster for Union University
basketball. She was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. She
loved her Sunday school class, Wood/Bryant Bible Fellowship Team.
She was a proud supporter of her grandsons, Blake and Logan. She always enjoyed watching them
play baseball and basketball.
Mrs. Luckett departed this life on January 24, 2020 in Germantown, Tennessee at the age of 68
Years, 10 Months, 28 Days. She is survived by her husband, James Kenneth Luckett of Jackson,
TN; a daughter, Kristina Luckett and wife Mandi Balduf-Luckett of Memphis, TN; a son, Ken
Luckett of Hendersonville, TN; two grandsons, Blake and Logan Luckett both of Adamsville, TN;
her best friend, Jan Baxter and husband Curtis of Humboldt, TN; and a host of close friends and
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Luckett was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin
Luckett. [Source: Shackleford Funeral Home]
Former CHS Employee
July 16, 1940 - Septermber 19,
Janet 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,
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
Died June 3,
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
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,
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.
Mary Nell McMackins, Former CHS Employee
Mary Nell McMackins
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
Larry Robison, Retired CHS
Larry 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
Janoah Ann Melton Young. age 77 of Camden, Tn passed away
October15, 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 wasa substitute school
teacher. She was, also, a member of Bruceton Churchof
Christ for many years.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday,
October 17, 2016 3:00pmat 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, 2016from 5:00pm until 9:00pm and
resume on Monday, October 17, 2016 at10:00am and continue
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,
Preceded by:Father: Paul Wesley Melton,Mother: Hazel
Marie Durdin Melton,Son-in-law: Ronnie
Boyd,Brother: Bruce W.
[Source: Oakdale Funeral Home]
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
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.
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
Jimmy Wade Groom (Hollow Rock Teacher)
May 31, 1933 ~
September 8, 2008 (age 75)
Mr. Jimmy Wade Groom, 75, of Huntingdon, Tennessee, died Monday, September 8,
2008 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be conducted on
Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of Dilday Funeral Home. Interment will follow
in the Bethel Cemetery. Rev. George Hill and Brother Fred Ward will officiate the
Mr. Groom was born May 31, 1933, in Carroll
County, Tennessee, to the late Leonard and Mae (McAdoo) Groom. He was a retired job counselor for
the TN Dept. of Employment Security, a member of the Huntingdon First Baptist Church and a member
of the Woodman of the World.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joy
Groom, three sons, Steven A. (Shanna) Groom, of Jackson, TN, Kevin W. Groom, of Nashville, TN,
Brian L. (Bethany) Groom, of Jackson, TN, a sister, Evelyn Turner, of Huntingdon, TN and a brother,
Leonard Groom, Jr., of Collierville, TN. He also leaves six grandchildren, Ryne Rush, Haley Groom,
Abby Mae Groom, Zachary Groom, Tyler Groom and Garrett Groom.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday
from 4 PM till 8 PM in the Chapel of Dilday Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10 AM till time of
Dilday Funeral Home is in charge of