Area Obituaries

Tommy Durham

May 23, 2017

Tommy Durham, 69, a native of Ripley, died May 22, 2017, at Magnolia Place in Union City. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, with the Rev. Richard Dickerson officiating. Pallbearers will be Jody Walker, Don Owen, Elvis Gay, Don Meacham, Texas Culver and Wesley Evans. The…

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James Choate

May 23, 2017

James Alton Choate, 91, of South Fulton died Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Baptist Health of Paducah. He was a member of South Fulton United Methodist Church, a United States Army veteran and a member of the Water Valley Masonic Lodge No. 756 for over 65 years. Mr. Choate retired from the former Reelfoot Packing…

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Dottie Davis

May 23, 2017

Mrs. Dottie Mae Davis, 85, of Kenton passed away from this life on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Obion County Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton,  with Bro. James Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in…

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George Jones

May 23, 2017

Mr. George Thomas Jones, 67, a resident of Troy, died at his residence on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Graveside services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at Mount Ararat Cemetery near Troy, with Dr. Bobby Williams officiating. White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Jones was born on April 3, 1950,…

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Guy Upton Jr.

May 22, 2017

Guy Upton Jr., 92, of Fulton died May 19, 2017, at Baptist Health of Paducah, Ky. Funeral services will be held at at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Fulton. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. today. Published 5.22.17

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Ada Polk

May 22, 2017

Ada Pirtle Polk, 68, of Fulton died May 17, 2017, at Jackson–Madison County General Hospital. Services will be held at noon on Wednesday at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Greenlea Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Rawls Funeral Home in South Fulton is in charge…

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Brenda Thomas

May 22, 2017

Brenda Thomas, age 69, of Union City died May 20, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. She was a member of First Baptist Church and had been a medical technician for the Baptist Hospital for 20 years. She had lived in Union City most of her life. She is survived by a son,…

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Keith Fisher

May 22, 2017

Keith Miller Fisher Sr., 86, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home in Union City. He was born on Oct. 15, 1930, in Memphis. Keith was the son of Hick Hess Fisher and Maude Davis Fisher. He married Anita White Fisher on Aug. 5, 1949, in Memphis at…

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Keith Fisher

May 19, 2017

Keith M. Fisher, 86, of Union City died May 19, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home. Published 5.19.17

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Duffy Woodruff

May 19, 2017

William “Duffy” Woodruff, age 55, passed peacefully from this earthly realm, Friday, May 12, 2017, after a hard fought battle from complications of plural pneumonia at Baptist Memorial Hospital in South Haven, MS. He was born February 23, 1962, in Union City, to the late Henry Coleman Woodruff and the late Mary Elizabeth McIlwain (Woodruff)…

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Sheran Wright

May 18, 2017

Sheran Kay Pierce Wright, age 71, of Union City passed away from this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at home with her family. Funeral services for Mrs. Wright will be conducted on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home in Kenton, with Bro. James Kinsey…

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Marguerite Mooney

May 18, 2017

Marguerite Mooney, 80, a resident of Tiptonville, died May 15, 2017, at Union City Manor Nursing & Rehab Center. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home. A private burial will follow in Salem Cemetery at a later date. Ms. Mooney was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Tiptonville to…

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