Regional Obituaries

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Robert Pendergrass

Catholic Church in West Peoria. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon Thursday prior to the Mass. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude St. Louis to Peoria Run.
Robert was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Harris Station to the late Mack Darie and Myrtle (Moore) Pendergrass.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark and Susan Pendergrass of St. Louis, David Pendergrass of East Peoria, Ill., and Matthew and Jacqueline Pendergrass of Dunlap, Ill.; four grandchildren, Sarah, Macy, Natalie and Katherine; and his loving companion, Patricia Slocum of Peoria, Ill.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Robert honorably served his country in the United States Air Force.
He liked fishing, going to any gym anywhere and the many activities his sons were involved in. He was their biggest fan. He also loved choir music and singing.
Robert was a man of high integrity; and he valued the many relationships he formed through his career in sales in the Peoria area and his involvement in Cursillo and church and school activities.
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Russell Purtle

Russell Lynn Purtle, 66, of The Villages, Fla., died Aug. 31, 2015, at Leesburg, Fla.
Visitation will be on Thursday at 1 p.m., followed by services at 2 p.m., at Beyers Funeral Home in Lady Lake Chapel, The Villages, Fla. Burial will be at Elbridge Cemetery on Saturday.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Muller, Doug Morin, Bob Jordan, Jack Bambury, Tom Benefield, Art Michaels and Marty Edelman.   
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 237 East Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803.
He was born Jan. 5, 1949, in Texarkana, Texas. Russell was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. After retiring from International Paper as a controller, he had devoted himself to writing and recording Christian music.
He was a man who lived his strong Christian faith and is walking with the Lord.
Russell is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann (Rogers) Purtle; his son, Tim Purtle of Avondale, Ariz.; his daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Jared Hauser of Birmingham, Ala.; his grandsons, Owen and Luke Hauser of Birmingham; his brother, Don Purtle and sister-in-law, Anne, of Hot Springs Ark.; two nephews, Steven and David Purtle of Arkansas; his aunt, Bonnie Sanders of Dallas; his brother-in law and his wife, Allen and Martha Rogers of Water Valley, Miss.; his sisters-in-law and their husbands, Lynn and Ben Oberholtzer of Germantown and Carol and Bill Latimer of Union City; his niece and her husband, Amanda and Gerald Glickman; and his great nephew, Bruce Glickman of Richmond, Va.
He is predeceased by his parents, Lindel and Sarah Purtle of Texarkana, Texas.
Online condolences may be left at

Bubba Parker

James H. “Bubba” Parker, 80, of Hickman, Ky., died at his home on Aug. 29, 2015.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Strong Funeral Home in Hickman, with the Rev. Henry Callison officiating.

Jean Kelley

Jean Dennis Kelley, 90, of Union City, formerly of Douglas, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Union City, surrounded by her family.

Richard Buckelew Sr.

Richard Smythe Buckelew Sr., 75, died at his residence in Fulton Aug. 31, 2015.

Dina Marcus

Dina Danette Marcus, 42, of Greenfield, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Cowboy Church in Martin.
Sharlot Garner

Sharlot Garner Garner, 90, of Greenfield, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2015 at Martin Health Care Center. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Greenfield.
Smokey Stover

Dwayne William “Smokey” Stover, 83, of Union City passed away 1:23 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Union City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Norris Newton

Norris Nelson Newton, 87, of Martin died 11:23 a.m. Aug. 30, 2015, at Martin Health Care.
Martha Womack

Martha (Alston) Womack, 64, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Union City, died Sept. 1, 2015, in South Bend.
Connie Oliver

Connie Oliver, 50, passed away Monday Aug. 31, 2015. Funeral service will be held at noon Thursday at Cornerstone Community Church.
Richard Buckelew Sr.

Richard Smythe Buckelew Sr., 75, of Fulton, Ky., died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel in Martin.
Matthew Hastings

Matthew Ryan Hastings, 19, of Fulton, Ky., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Hugh Scudder Jr.

Hugh Gregory Scudder Jr., 63, of Shelbyville, Ky., passed away 9:12 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Crestview Care & Rehabilitation Center in Shelbyville. He was a former resident of Union City.
Charles Whitlow

Charles Dewey “Sonny” Whitlow, 76, formerly of Martin, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in South Carolina. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time.
Dorothy Brundige

Mrs. Dorothy Brundige, age 93, of the Ruthville Community died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton, Ky. 
Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth Ann Welch, 78, of Franklin died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home of Sharon.

Norris Newton

Norris Nelson Newton, 87, of Martin died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Martin Health Care. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin
William Morris

William Edward Morris, 86, of Dresden, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home of Gleason.
Dorothy Brundige

Dorothy Brundige, 93, of the Ruthville community died Aug. 26, 2015, at the Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden.
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