Cobb chosen to lead county VA office

A Martin man with a long history of service to his community and the nation has taken over the helm of the Weakley County Veterans Affairs office. It was announced last week Ricky Cobb was chosen to lead the post left open by former VA officer Rick McKenzie. McKenzie retired from the position May 15…

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Joe David Wilbanks

September 24, 1933 – May 27, 2020 Graveside funeral services for Mr. Joe David Wilbanks, age 86 of Gleason will be Friday, May 29, 2020 in Olive Branch Cemetery in Como, TN.  Visitation will be held at Bowlin Funeral Home on Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm.  Friends may assemble in…

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Mable J. Boane

August 25, 1952 – May 24, 2020 Mable J. Boane, age 67, of McKenzie, TN passed away at her home on May 24, 2020. A graveside service for her will be held Thursday May 28, 2020 at 1PM at Hopewell Cemetery in Gleason, TN. She is survived by her husband, Terry Boane of McKenzie, TN.…

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Mural project request denied after tie vote

By Sabrina Bates News Producer A request for a mural on the back of a downtown Martin business was denied after a tie vote last week by the Martin Historic Zoning Commission. Martin’s Coffee and Bakery applied for a Certificate of Approval by the zoning board after the owners applied for the project, Walls for…

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Marland Maddox

Mrs. Marland Kyra Maddox, 76, of Union City passed away 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Obion County Nursing Home. Visitation was held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. She was born Dec. 26, 1943, in Lauderdale County, daughter of the late Alfred and Ruth (Brandonberg) Buckner. She married Paul…

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Velma Jolley

Mrs. Velma Jolley, 99, of Union City died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Graveside services were to be held 11 a.m. today in Obion County Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Jimmy Calhoun was to officiate. Friends were asked to meet at the cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Douglas Dygert, Paul Dygert, Drew…

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MEETING A NEED

MEETING A NEED — Reelfoot Rural Ministries executive director the Rev. Robert Craig (left) was joined by University of Tennessee at Martin chief information officer Amy Belew and UT Martin alumnus and dentist Dr. Greg Moore in displaying the medical face shields produced by UT Martin. Reelfoot Rural Ministries purchased face masks to use in…

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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN — U.S. Army Master Sgt. Conrad Begaye, senior military science instructor, served as the guest speaker for the University of Tennessee at Martin virtual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony Friday and spoke of his proud service as an Airborne Ranger from the Navajo Nation.

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PROUD MOMENT

PROUD MOMENT — Aimee Muse used American Sign Language to interpret Obion County Central High School’s commencement ceremony Friday night for graduating senior Key’Shawn Williams, son of John and Rosela Williams of Troy. He was among the 207 graduates awarded diplomas in a ceremony held outdoors on the football field amid the threat of rain.…

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Margaret Taylor

March 14, 1928 – May 26, 2020 Mrs. Margaret Prince Taylor, age 92, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at her residence. Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday in East Side Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Springer officiating. Murphy Funeral Home of Martin was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death…

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