Mario Marberry

Mario Leander Marberry, 47, of Martin, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Parham Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. Mario was born March 5, 1971, to Jewel Marberry White and Judge…

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UTM Memorial Day Ceremony Is Friday

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Friday on the lawn outside the Hall-Moody Administration Building on University Street. U.S. Army Col. David Strauss will speak during the ceremony. Strauss enlisted in the Army as a military intelligence voice interceptor in 1983 and later attended UT…

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National EMS Week

Tim Sykes, now a 28-year veteran of Emergency Medical Services, remembers the ’88 Oldsmobile that did double duty as both an ambulance and a hearse back in the days when his father was a paramedic. To say the least, things have changed. Emergency Medical Services, as it is known today in Tennessee, was created by…

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Celebrating AEMTs

Traffic accidents; medical calls like heart attacks, strokes, or allergic reactions; dealing with drunks; gunshot victims … these are just a few of the situations awaiting an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) when he or she climbs from the ambulance in response to a call. According to the national website, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a…

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Danny Cook Is Content with Farm Life

Danny Cook has a $50,000 hay baler and a $30,000 hay wrapper … yet uses his throwback flip phone’s calculator to quickly tally the cost of doing business on his 62-acre beef cattle farm. Such are the head-shaking moments that take one by surprise after spending a little time with the Martin native, raised by…

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Field of Flags Installed in Martin

Before the storms came on Saturday, American Legion Post 55 chaplain Eton Wilkerson saw something in the wind blowing the 127 flags being placed on the Field of Flags in honor and memory of those who have served, shed blood, or died for this country. “I look at these flags as a reminder to people…

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Charles Humphres

Charles Martin “Marty” Humphres, 47, of Dresden, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Service was held at noon Monday at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden. Online tributes may be left at www.bowlinfuneralhome.com.

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Jimmy Hammonds

Jimmy R. Hammonds, 70, of Dresden, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Graveside service was held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Sunset Cemetery in Dresden with Williams Funeral Home of Gleason on charge of the arrangements. He was a United States Navy veteran. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.    

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