Area Obituaries

Virginia Bell

January 13, 2014

She was the mother of Bill Bell of Union City. Services were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church in Mount Airy, conducted by the Rev. Zane Fishel. Mrs. Bell was then taken to Union City, where the family will receive friends at White-Ranson Funeral Home Tuesday from noon-1:45 p.m. and then will leave…

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Edwin McDearmon Sr.

January 13, 2014

Edwin Lee McDearmon Sr., 72, of Dresden, died Jan. 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden.

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Dennis Bowling

January 10, 2014

He was the father of Union City High School football coach Darren Bowling. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bowling Chapel Church in Crane, Mo., with Westrip Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will follow in Bowling Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday…

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Bill Ray

January 8, 2014

Services were 3 p.m. Saturday at Union City First Baptist Church, with burial following in Eastside Cemetery in Martin. Bowlin Funeral Home in Dresden was in charge of arrangements. Dr. Cecil Sewell officiated. Pallbearers were Ray Burden, Mike Travis, Jim Prather, Tony Robinson, Brent Little and Greg Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Lofton, Larry Kimbel,…

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Timothy Croft

January 8, 2014

There will be no services. Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Howard Napier

January 8, 2014

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Burton officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Eric Napier, Mark Napier, Stan Napier, Wayne Napier, Phillip McDaniel and…

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Frazier Bailey

January 8, 2014

Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at Garner Funeral Home  Chapel in Ripley, with funeral services to follow there at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Munford Cemetery in Covington. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. He was a member of Central Assembly of God and was a disabled American veteran who had served in the…

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Martha Smith

January 8, 2014

Mrs. Martha Martin Hurt Smith, 91, of Martin, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Martin Health Care. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home.

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Faye Scott

January 6, 2014

Faye Ann Cherry Scott, 56, of Como, died Dec. 31, 2013. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bowlin Funeral Home of Dresden.

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Nelda Hawkins

January 6, 2014

Nelda K. Hawkins, 73, of Sharon, died Jan. 3, 2014 at the Weakley County Rehab & Nursing Home in Dresden. A memorial services was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Sharon.

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Lena Boone

January 6, 2014

Mrs. Lena Lou Moss Boone, 71, of Dresden, died Jan. 1, 2014 at her residence. Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel of Martin.

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William Ray

January 6, 2014

William Clay “Bill” Ray, 70, of Union City, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at his residence. Services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Union City with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Burial was in East Side Cemetery in Martin with Bowlin Funeral Home of Dresden

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