Area Obituaries

‘Jim’ Armbruster

August 23, 2013

James “Jim” Armbruster, 89, of Murray, Ky., formerly of this area, died Aug. 21, 2013, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home.

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Lillie Mae Cheirs

August 23, 2013

Lillie Mae Cheirs of Hickman, Ky., died Aug. 17, 2013, at Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fulton County High School. Burial will follow in the Hickman City Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at the high school. Strong…

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Homer Cruce

August 22, 2013

Homer Cruce, 92, of South Fulton died Aug. 22, 2013, at Van Ayer Manor Nursing Center in Martin. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by White-Ranson Funeral Home.

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‘Ronnie’ King

August 21, 2013

Ronald “Ronnie” King, 62, of Union City died Aug. 16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Rawls Funeral Home in Union City.

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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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