Area Obituaries

Jim Moore

August 21, 2013

James Cannon “Jim” Moore, 73, of Leesville, La., formerly of Union City, died Aug. 14, 2013, at his residence. Memorial graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at East View Cemetery. The Revs. John and Claudia Polsgrove will officiate. Visitation will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until time to depart…

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Willis Ragan

August 21, 2013

Willis Litton Ragan, 79, of Union City died Aug. 19, 2013, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown. Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Bobby Stewart and Dan Huggins officiating. He will be buried at Obion County Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m.…

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‘Kat’ Lee correction

August 21, 2013

The name of one survivor was inadvertently omitted and another was incorrectly listed in the obituary for Mary Katherine “Kat” Lee, 86, of Obion in Tuesday’s edition of The Messenger. Among her survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Tom “Tommy” and Sandra M. Lee of Union City; and a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Barbara…

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Ronnie Johnson

August 20, 2013

Ronnie Johnson, 70, of Tiptonville died Aug. 19, 2013, at his brother’s home in Tiptonville. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Manuel Cemetery near the Walnut Log community, with Terry Gooch and Gary Haynes officiating. Visitation will be held noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be…

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Mary Sledge

August 20, 2013

Mary Frances Sledge, 96, of Hot Springs, Ark., and a former resident of Tiptonville, died Aug. 18, 2013, at her residence. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tiptonville City Cemetery, with Max Whitfield officiating. Visitation will be held at Tiptonville First United Methodist Church from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday. White-Ranson Funeral…

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Sharon Burress

August 20, 2013

Sharon (Meador) Burress, 67, of Jonesboro, Ark., and of Dresden died Aug. 18, 2013. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at West Hill Cemetery near Rives. Visitation will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. She was born May 6, 1946, in Black Oak, Ark., daughter of the late Elbert and…

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‘Kat’ Lee

August 20, 2013

Mary Katherine “Kat” Lee, 86, of Obion died Aug. 19, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Union City. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Obion, with the Revs. Terry English and John Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in the Elbridge Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Thomason, Dewey…

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Willis Ragan

August 20, 2013

Willis Litton Ragan, 79, of Union City died Aug. 19, 2013, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital in Germantown. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home.

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‘Donnie’ Noles

August 19, 2013

Charles L. “Donnie” Noles, 63, of Union City went home to be with the Lord at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 15, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Ben Lownsdale and Brother Rick Burton will officiate. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial…

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John McCluskey

August 19, 2013

John Edward McCluskey, 83, of Martin, died Friday, August 16, 21013, at Weakley County Nursing and Rehab Center in Dresden. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home of Martin.

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Willis Mitchell

August 19, 2013

Willis D. “Jack” Mitchell, 97, of Palmersville, died Aug 16, 2013. Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden.

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Rozelle Gatewood

August 19, 2013

Rozelle L. Gatewood, 90, of Sharon, died Aug. 18, 2013 at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Victory Baptist Church, Sharon.

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