Area Obituaries

Nathan Wilkins

July 1, 2013

Nathan Wilkins, 73, of Union City, died June 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rawls Funeral Home in Union City.

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Don Arnold

July 1, 2013

Donald Wayne “Don” Arnold, 66, of South Fulton died June 25, 2013, at his home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with interment to follow there in Greenlea Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Halford Forrester

July 1, 2013

Halford A. “Red” Forrester, 81, of Perry, Mich. died June 16, 2013 in Lansing, Mich. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery in Perry. Online condolences may be sent to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

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J.P. Little

June 28, 2013

J.P. Little, 67, of Springville, formerly of Union City, died May 9, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville.?Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Leggett will officiate. Friends are asked to meet at the Jones-Walker Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4862 on North Clover Street in Union…

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Boyce Coffey

June 27, 2013

The Messenger has learned that Boyce Earl Coffey, 66, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Hickman, Ky., passed away Dec. 21, 2012. ?Memorial graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Hickman City Cemetery, with the Rev. Henry Callison officiating.?Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.?He was…

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Joe Stephenson

June 27, 2013

Joe Stephenson, 49, of Union City died June 24, 2013, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. ?Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home.

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Donald Cochrum

June 27, 2013

Donald Reid Cochrum, 74, of Hickman, Ky., passed away June 23, 2013, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, Hospital. ?Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Strong Funeral Home in Hickman.

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Donnie Brock

June 27, 2013

Completed arrangements are being announced for Donnie Brock, 59, of Danville, Va., formerly of Martin, who died June 19, 2013, at his home.? Memorial services will be conducted 4 p.m. Thursday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Phillip Vandiver and Steve Tibbs will officiate.?The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Thursday.?He was…

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Donald Cochrum

June 27, 2013

Completed arrangements are being announced for Donald Reid Cochrum, 74, of Hickman, Ky., who passed away June 23, 2013, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical Center.?Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hickman, with burial following in Hickman City Cemetery.?Friends may call at the church from 5-8 p.m. today and…

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Joe Stephenson

June 27, 2013

Joe Stephenson, 49, of Union City died 11:24 a.m. June 24, 2013, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.? Memorial services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Mike Davis will officiate.?The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday.?Stephenson was born…

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Philip Young

June 27, 2013

Philip J. Young, Ph.D., 65, of Martin, died June 21, 2013 at his residence. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Martin with Murphy Funeral Home of Martin in charge of the arrangements. Online tributes may be left at murphyfuneralhome.net.

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Billy Cranford

June 27, 2013

Billy F. Cranford, 79, died June 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospice in Livonia, Mich. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Cranford; a daughter, Lori Mifsud of Brighton; three sons, Billy David Cranford of Hudson, Mich., James Cranford of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Joel Cranford of Smyrna; three grandsons and three…

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