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Carolyn Bond Retired Teacher's Aid

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Class of 1967 Reunion in 2022

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Mary Ann Pierce Class of 1967 Passes

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Charles Melton Class of 1973 Passes

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Mark Edward Jameson Class of 1985 Passes 

Troy Smothers Former School Board Member Passes

Natalie Park Class of 1985 Passes

John Davis Class of 1985 Passes

Added The Class of 2004

Gail Shawl Class of 1971 Passes

Jonte Willis Class of 2002 Passes

Added Class of 2005

Loretta Harris Class of 1962 Passes

Jimmie Turneer Class of 1960 Passes

Debbie Durden Class of 1974 Passes

Jimmy Carey, Jr. Cass of 1989 Passes

Mark Campbell Class of 2009 Passes

Carolyn Ellis Class of 1967 (DNG) Passes

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James Larry Cooper Class of 1967 Passes

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Zachary Knuutila Class of 2010 Passes

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Ray Luther Class of 1968 Passes

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Joseph Hernndon Class of 1966 Passes

Bobby Blankenship Class of 1968 Passes

Joe Barker Class of 1963 (DNG)

Corey Emerson Class of 2016 (DNG)

Preston Young Class of 2013 Passes

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Bill Sills Class of 1958 Passes

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Joe Hendrix Class of 1974 Passes

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David Higdon Class of 1974 Passes

Class of 1969 Reunion in 2019

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 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.

Carolyn Mae Bond - Retird Teacher's Aid

October 18, 1940 - December 7, 2022

Mrs. Carolyn Mae Horton Bond, was born on October 18, 1940 in Memphis, TN to the late Larry Ester Horton and Alla Mae Lane Horton. Mrs. Bond departed this life on Wednesday, December 7 , 2022 at her home in Bruceton.

She was a retired Teacher's Aid for Hollow Rock -Bruceton Special School District and a member of Camden United Pentecostal Church.

Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by one sister Shirley Siglin and one brother Lloyd Allen Horton.

She is survived by her husband James Paul Bond of Bruceton of Bruceton. Two sons: Paul Michael (Mary) Bond of Jackson and Bryan Scot (Mary Ryan) Bond of Bruceton. Four grandchildren : Justin David Bond, Stephen Michael ( Brittany) Bond Austin James (Kailey) Bond and Macey Elaine Bond and  ( Hunter Bynum). 3 great-grandchildren: Abbigail Bond, Teely Bond and Teyton Bond. 

Visitation will be held on Friday December 9th from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM and on Saturday from from 9:00 AM till Funeral Services time at 11:00AM. [Source: Bruceton Funeral Home]    


Troy Smothers - Former School Board Member

Troy Smothers
March 21, 1927 - January 29, 2022

Troy SmothersMr. Troy Smothers, 94, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. Mr. Smothers was born on March 21, 1927 in Camden, TN to the late Albert H. Smothers and Mary Emma Kee Smothers.

Mr. Smothers was a retired salesman for Midway Nissan in Paris, TN and a member of  Huntingdon First United Methodist Church.

Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Mary Jo Smothers,  a grandson Brett Blankenship , a great granddaughter Madison Blankenship, 3 sisters Lucille Brewer, Odelle Cunningham, and Ruth Svoboda also 5 brothers Leon Smothers, Lloyd Smothers, Dennis Smothers, Dallas Smothers and Bobby Smothers.

Mr. Smothers is survived by One daughter  Kathy (Joe T ) Wood of Lexington . One son  Keith (Janie) Smothers of Bruceton. 4 grandchildren Bart (Rachel) Blankenship, Weston Wood, Jessica (Luke) Foster and Robin Hart.  8 great-grandchildren: Hope Blankenship, Belle Blankenship, Bentley Blankenship, Jude Blankenship, Haden Mitchell, Abby Quinn, Sawyer Hart and Trace Foster. 

Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 31 at 1:00pm at Bruceton First Baptist Church. Visitation at Bruceton Funeral Home  will be held on Sunday, January 30 from 3:00 pm till 7:00 pm and on Monday from 9:00 am till 12:45 time for departure for the church.  The family has requested in lieu of flowers please make all donations to the  Brett Blankenship Memorial Scholarship fund  Attn : Karen Brooks  29590 Broad St. Bruceton TN  38317 , also for the safety of everyone the family has ask please wear a mask . [Source: Bruceton Funeeral Home]


Mark Anthony Campbell- Class of 2009

 Mark Anthony Campbell




Mark Anthony Campbell
March 29, 1989 - November 10, 2021

Mr. Mark Anthony Campbell, 32, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Camden General Hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Larry DePriest officiating. Interment will follow on Campbell Family Cemetery in Bruceton.

The family will receive friends in the Oakwood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Saturday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Campbell was born March 29, 1989 in Huntingdon, Tennessee. He was self-employed as a mechanic.

He is survived by one daughter, Angel Jolynn Campbell, his mother, Lisa Campbell and father, David Platt, all of Bruceton, five brothers, Michael Campbell, Brent Cole, both of Bruceton, Jeffery Platt of Nashville, David S. Platt and Steven O. Platt, both of Shady Hills, Florida. [Source: Chase Funeral Home]

Cyclist lost in fatal crash
by Angela Jones

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, a collision at the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 641 in Camden between an SUV and a motorcycle resulted in the untimely death of the cyclist. At 5:31 p.m., the 2017 Ford Edge SUV driven by Judy Thornton, 68, of Holladay, and the 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Mark Campbell, 32, of Bruceton, collided while travelling on Highway 70. Both drivers were injured in the crash. Air Evac was called to transport Campbell, but he was unable to survive the trauma he sustained and expired at the scene. Thornton reportedly was examined at Camden General and released.

The Camden Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol both worked the scene of the accident, with THP taking charge. The Camden Fire Department assisted in setting up a landing zone for the Air Evac helicopter. The THP preliminary report noted that Thornton was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, and Campbell was wearing a helmet. Neither driver was charged in the incident. [Source: Camden Chronicle]


Zachary James Knuutila - Class of 2010 

Zachary Knuutila





Zachary James Knuutila
September 23, 1992 - September 19, 2021

Mr. Zachary James Knuutila, 28, of Bruceton, Tennessee passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021 at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Boyd officiating. Interment will follow in Jamison Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Cherrywood Room of Chase Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

Mr. Knuutila was born September 23, 1992 in McKenzie, Tennessee. He was a transportation broker. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jack and Alice Knuutila and maternal grandfather, Steve Persico.

He is survived by his finacee’, Laci Dean of Hermitage, his father, James Stacey Knuutila (Breya) of Bruceton, his mother, Tamara Knuutila of Ridgely, maternal grandmother, Susan Torres of South Carolina, one sister, Lacie Smith of Ridgely, three brothers, Cody James Knuutila (Katy) or Martin, Kevin Isaiah House of Bruceton, and Seth Alexander House (Olivia) of Martin. He also leaves a niece, Rylee James Knuutila. [Source: Chase Funeral Home]


Corey Devaun Emerson - Class of 2016 (DNG))

August 07, 1997 - May 20, 2021

Mr. Corey Devaun Hampton, 23, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at his home. He was born on August 7, 1997 in Jackson, TN to Patrick Neal Hampton and Jennifer Ann Emerson. He was an employee of Wagner Construction.

He is survived by his wife :Samantha Nicole Hall Emerson of Bruceton, His mother: Jennifer Ann Emerson of Huntingdon, 2 daughters: Bayonet Emerson and Shavon Emerson. 1 son: August Emerson. 2 brothers: Quinton Hampton of Humboldt, TN and Christian Emerson of Huntingdon. His maternal grandparents: Danny and Thresea Emerson of Bruceton, TN. 

Memorial  services will be held on Saturday, May 29 from 2 PM till 5 PM.  [Source: Bruceton Funeral Home]


Preston Young - Class of 2013  

Michael Preston Young
January 06, 1995 - April 27, 2021

Preston Young ObitMr. Michael Preston Young, 26, departed this life on April 27, 2021 in Portland, Oregon. He was born on January 6, 1995 in Jackson, TN to Dan Young and Tonya Stone Young Hardin. He attended and graduated Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District and farther his education at University of Tennessee at Martin where he received his Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Preston worked for Carey Counseling Herrington Place in Camden before moving to Portland, Oregon in July of 2019. In Oregon he worked for Housing Independence.

He was preceded in death by his parental grandparents Bill and Carolyn Young.

He is survived by his parents Dan (Jenna) Young of Medina and Tonya (Ronnie) Hardin of Camden. One sister: Autumn (Jonathon) Lancaster of Collierville. 4 brothers: Kordell Young of Knoxville, Mac Hooten, Bryce Hooten and Jaxon Young all of Medina. Grandparents: Noel and Etta Mae Stone of Camden and Jennie Nunamaker of Jackson. One niece: Charlotte Lancaster . 2 Uncles: Mitchell (Billie) Young , Buddy (Marilyn) Stone. 5 aunts: Dana (Dizzy) Joyner, Leigh (Phil) David, Denise Brotherton, Sonya Leonard and Lee (Brandon) Pipkin. His girlfriend: Grace Leitner of Beaverton, Oregon. several cousins.

Visitation will be held from 4 PM till 8 Pm on Saturday, May 1 and on Sunday from 10AM till 2:00PM funeral service time . Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested please make donations to epilepsy at https://donate.epilepsy.com or https://www.cureepilepsy.org [Source: Bruceton Funeral Home]


Michael P. Young

Michael Preston Young, 26, of Portland, Ore., formally of Bruceton, passed away Tues-day, April 27, in Portland, Ore. Funeral services were held May 2, in the chapel of Bruceton Fu-neral Home with Brett Mebane officiating. Burial followed at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock.

Michael was born Jan. 6, 1995, in Jackson to Dan Young and Tonya Stone Young Hardin. He attended and graduated from Hollow-Rock Bruceton Special School District and continued his education at the University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He worked for Carey Counseling Herrington Place in Camden before moving to Portland in July of 2019. In Oregon, he worked for Housing Independence.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bill and Carolyn Young.He is survived by his mother, Tonya (Ronnie) Hardin of Camden; his father, Dan (Jenna) Young of Medina; one sister, Autumn (Jonathon) Lancaster of Collierville; four brothers, Kordell Young of Knoxville, Mac Hooten, Bryce Hooten, and Jaxon Young, all of Medina; one niece, Charlotte Lancaster; two uncles, Mitchell (Billie) Young, and Buddy (Marilyn) Stone; five aunts, Dana (Dizzy) Joyner, Leigh (Phil) David, Denise Brotherton, Sonya Leonard, and Lee (Brandon) Pipkin; several cousins; and his girlfriend, Grace Leitner of Beaverton, Ore.

Pallbearers who served were Wyatt Cason, Dalton Sellers, Jonathan Lancaster, Dewayne Ervin, Hunter Pickler, and Troy Walker [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]

Visitation will be held from 4 PM till 8 Pm on Saturday, May 1 and on Sunday from 10AM till 2:00PM funeral service time . Burial will follow at Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested please make donations to epilepsy at https://donate.epilepsy.com or https://www.cureepilepsy.org [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]

Allen Stevens - Class of 2008

Stevens_Harold_allenHarold Allen Eugene Stevens

Harold Allen Eugene Stevens, 29, passed away Tuesday, April 14.

He was born on Aug. 1, 1990, to Michael Williams and Penny Ann Williams.

He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Williams and a brother, Shawn Creek.

To cherish his memories and their memories with him he leaves behind his grandmother, Joyce Richardson of Huntingdon, his mother, Penny Ann Williams of Huntingdon, three brothers: Richard C. (Maleea) Mitchell of Camden, Shane (Jessica) Creek of Nashville and Alvin (Katie) Jenkins of Lexington; two nieces: Karslen Creek of Nashville and Camilla Jenkins of McLemoresville; five nephews: Lanston Mitchell and Chandan Mitchell, both of Camden, Mason Jenkins of Lexington, Carson Creek and Bentley Creek of Nashville. He also leaves behind a host of Family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Smyrna Church parking lot. Bruceton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. He is gone, but will be in our hearts forever. [Source: Carroll County News-Leader]


Ryan Bennett - Class of 2008 

Ryan Bennett Mills
April 11, 1990 - February 8, 2020

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 Home]


Melba Luckett - Former Teacher

Melba Luckett
February 27, 1951 - January 24, 2020
luckett_melba_obitMelba 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 church family.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Luckett was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustin Luckett.   [Source: Shackleford Funeral Home]

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 - 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.


 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 County News-Leader

Larry Robison - Retired CHS Teacher


Larry Robison

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 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 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 YoungBoyd
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

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]


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.


Jimmy Wade Groom (Hollow Rock Teacher)
May 31, 1933 ~ September 8, 2008 (age 75)

Jimmy_groomMr. 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 services.

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 services.

Dilday Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 731-986-8281