Area Obituaries

Joyce Heskett

Joyce Vivian Heskett, 75, of Tiptonville died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cryer Funeral Home. Eric Walsh and Eugene Hudgins will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Hornbeak. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Daniel, Robert Albright, Roy Albright, Ricky Albright, Jamison…

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Bobby Wright

Bobby Dawayne Wright, 55, of Union City died Monday, April 15, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cryer Funeral Home, with Ron Newberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosehill Cemetery in Obion. Pallbearers will be Mickey Glisson, Ricky Albright, Karry Davis, Joe Caksackkar, Jeff Nicks and Terry Dunn.…

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Frances Newton

Mrs. Frances Carnice Newton, age 87, of Martin, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at press time. Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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Bobby Peeler

Bobby J. Peeler, age 87, former Martin City Alderman and City of Martin Mayor,  died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at his residence. Funeral service were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Martin with Rev. Randy Cooper officiating. Burial followed in East Side Cemetery in Martin with Murphy Funeral Home of Martin…

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Sandy Downing

Sandy, 77, died peacefully Monday, April 15, 2019 from her short fight with renal cancer after a happy and inspirational life. She was born on July 28, 1941 in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, the second child of Gerald and Miriam Mitchell. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister, Geraldine…

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Noma Mae Franklin

Noma Mae Franklin, 90, of Union City passed away 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Obion County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Bible Church near Union City. Darrell Hoffman will officiate. Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today and from 11…

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Doug Heaslet

Doug Heaslet, 76, of Union City died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Funeral services were to be 11 a.m. today at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Douglas Norfleet and Hunter Rice officiating. Burial was to follow in East View Cemetery. Pallbearers were to be Cloney Taylor, Ted Perry, Jacob Cross, John…

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Bobby Peeler

Bobby Joe Peeler, age 87, of Martin, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at his residence. Services are incomplete at press time. Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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John “Tom” Rainwater

John Thomas Rainwater, age 74, of Greenfield, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Humboldt. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. He was a United States Army veteran. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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