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Danny Wallace Burton

May 04, 1963 – April 26, 2020 Danny Wallace Burton, 56 of Dresden, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020, at his home. A memorial graveside service will be announced at a later date. Danny was born May 4, 1963, in Wayne, MI, to Marshall Wallace and Nolie May Goodman Burton. Danny is survived by his…

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Dorothy Sue Boyd (Bateman)

December 28, 1940 – April 16, 2020 Dorothy Sue Boyd age 79 of Dresden died April 16, 2020 at Weakley County Rehab and Nursing Center.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced as soon as they become available. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden is in charge of arrangements. You reach the 24…

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Patty Ruth Petty

October 09, 1934 – April 15, 2020 Patty Ruth Petty, age 85, of Gleason, TN will have a private graveside service. Mrs. Petty is survived by three daughters; Susan Sparks of Memphis, TN, Lori Petty of Springville, TN, and Amy (David) Hoskins of Paris, TN. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas Roach Young…

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Bobby Joe Stafford

  January 08, 1945 – April 11, 2020 Graveside services for Bobby Joe Stafford age 75 of Bradford, TN, will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in the Stafford Store Community. Bobby was survived by sisters Carolyn(John)Lowry of Greenfield, TN, Vicky(Jeff)Bills of Knoxville, TN, and Linda Stafford of Bradford. He also leaves behind son James(Lisa)Hamm…

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Martha Johnson

Martha “Bug” Johnson, 92, of Fulton died Dec. 28, 2019, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rawls Funeral Home in South Fulton. Published 12.30.19

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Record amount raised in annual poker run

By Sabrina Bates News Producer More than a decade ago a group of S.A.L.s came together for the purpose of offering a fun event to help a family in need. That vision was part of one designed by the group’s fallen brother and former Weakley County Press Sports Editor Joey Guest. A couple of years…

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Billy Dunning

Billy Thomas Dunning, 83, a native and lifelong resident of Greenfield’s Stafford Store community died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, surrounded by Betty Jane Smith Dunning, his wife of 62 years, and the family he cherished. Born to Onie Manns and Boyd Dunning, Billy never strayed far from his roots. A man of strong faith, he…

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Annual Joey Guest Poker Run is bigger than ever

By Sabrina Bates News Producer The annual event to raise money for a local family began nearly 10 years ago when members of the Sons of the American Legion squadron of Post #55 decided to put together a bike run and donate the proceeds to those in need. Since that first event, the Sons have…

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Martin’s everchanging downtown

By LINDA PLUNK Special to The Press Downtown Martin has been going through a revitalization in the last few years. Just walk or drive slowly through downtown and notice all of the new businesses, attractive storefronts, and projects in the works. It has made me curious about the many changing faces of downtown through the…

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Legion family garnering state attention

By Sabrina Bates News Producer An organization that has a long-standing tradition of service for an elite group of those who have served their country is taking its message statewide. With leadership changes on a local level, the updates for the American Legion Post #55 in Martin have drawn the attention of leaders of the…

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