Area Obituaries

John Smothers

December 4, 2019

John Michael “Mike” Smothers, age 69, of Dover, formerly of Martin, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville. Funeral service were held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin. Burial followed with Military Honors at Tennessee Sate Veterans Cemetery at Parker Crossroads. He was a United States…

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Billie Boone

December 4, 2019

Billie Boone, age 88, of Greenfield, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Diversicare of Martin. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Brock’s Cemetery in Greenfield with Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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Mark Horne

December 4, 2019

Mark Horne, age 86, of Obion, formerly of Martin, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Methodist Alliance Home Care, Memphis. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in East Side Cemetery in Martin with Rev. Terry English officiating. Visitation will begin at noon Friday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin. His family was greatly associated…

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Cathey Gearin

December 4, 2019

“I’m ok today.” If ever asked, “How are you?” Cathey Campbell Gearin’s reply remained consistent. Having spent three decades responding with the traditional “fine,” once the Greenfield native began her journey living via a 12-step program, she vowed never to pretend again and relished sharing the serenity she discovered in giving her life over to…

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Gordon Morris

December 2, 2019

Gordon Morris, age 82, of Sidonia Road, Sharon, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Diversicare in Martin. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Martin with Rev. Randy Cooper and Rev. Phillip Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Tansil Cemetery in Sharon with Murphy Funeral Home…

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Brian Roney

December 2, 2019

Brian Lee Roney, age 46, of Greenfield, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Greenfield with Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.  

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Kenneth McAlister

December 2, 2019

Kenneth Wayne McAlister, age 76, of Greenfield, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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Frances Hawks

December 2, 2019

Frances Hawks, age 96, of Sharon, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Williams Funeral Home in Greenfield. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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Thelma Cooper

December 2, 2019

Thelma M. Cooper, age 95, of Greenfield, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Meridian Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be left at williamsfhofgreenfieldandgleasonandsharon.com.

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Walter Lamb

December 2, 2019

Walter K. Lamb, age 89, of Martin, died Tuesday, Nov. 26,2019, at VanAyer Manor Nursing Home in Martin. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with Rev. Dale Mathis and Rev. Wayne Perkins officiating.  Burial followed in West Union Cemetery near Dresden. He was retired from Martin Brothers Timber…

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Dwayne Finley

December 2, 2019

Dwayne “Red” Allen Finley, age 65, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at West Tennessee Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with his grandson, Casey Wright, officiating. He was a 1972 graduate of Westview High School, was a strong…

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Thomas Birchem

December 2, 2019

Thomas Edward Birchem, age 63, of Fire Tower Rd, Dresden, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at St. Frances Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin, with Rev Terry Griffin and Rev Billy Moody officiating. Burial will follow at East Side Cemetery in Martin.…

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