Obituaries for February 1

Obituaries for February 1

Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4:01 pm

Earl Leroy Foland

Earl Leroy Foland, 89, of Dresden, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Parkway Regional Hospital, Fulton, Ky.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Cemetery with Bro. Mark Earheart officiating with Bowlin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Joe B. Freeman, James Butts, Charles Smith, Richard Baker, Tim Kemp, Robert Buckley, Jackie Darnell and Horace Harper served as pallbearers.

Foland was born Feb. 11, 1921 in Perry, Mich., son of the late Earl and Anna Parker Foland. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a printer and teacher for the Weakley County Vocational School, a member of the American Legion Post 94, past member of Dresden Elks Lodge and a Methodist.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Joan Kemp Foland of Dresden; one daughter and son-in-law, Roberta Ann and Charles Rish of Puryear; three stepdaughters, Jo Robbin Buckley of Dresden, Christie and Richard Baker of Dyersburg and Camille Kemp of Franklin; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Earl Everette Foland of Gleason, Charles Martin and Carmen Foland of Malta, Europe; one stepson, Timothy Kemp of Paris; one half brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Alene Foland of Ashley, Mich.; one stepbrother, Calvin Space of Grand Ledge, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers.

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James Earl Hays

James Earl Hays, 92, of Cottage Grove, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at his residence.

Services were held at 11 a.m. today at LeDon Chapel of Ridgeway Funeral Home in Paris with Mike Waddey officiating. Burial was in Walker Cemetery, Paris.

Mark Chandler, J. W. Akers, Larry Clark, Emory Bradley, Glenn Oliver and Kevin Bomar served as pallbearers and Tommy Hunt served as honorary pallbearer.

Hays was born Nov. 21, 1918 in Cottage Grove, son of the late Joe Sam and Alice Smyth Hays. He served on the Board of Directors at the Henry County Co-op, formerly served on the State Marketing Co-op Board, was a member of Cottage Grove Baptist Church, a deacon, Sunday School director for many years and served on three church building committees.

Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mrs. Raye Oliver Hays of Cottage Grove; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janice and Max Houston of Paris, Sherry Neal of Ledbetter, Ky., Bettie Joe and Mark Allen of Memphis; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Mosley.

Memorials may be made to the Henry County Hospice, 311 E. Wood St., Paris, TN 38242 or Cottage Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 67, Cottage Grove, TN 38224.


Jerald Rex McNatt

Jerald Rex McNatt, 81, of Latham, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at his residence.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Public Wells Cemetery near Martin with Bro. Paul Merwin officiating with Bowlin Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mark Masco, Bobby Doughty, Tony Walker, Kenneth Roges, James Wall and Barry Wall served as pallbearers.

McNatt was born Aug. 24, 1929 in Weakley County, son of the late Earl and Madge Carney McNatt. He was a 1947 graduate of Dresden High School, a self-employed electrician and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latham.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Carlton McNatt of Latham; one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Benny Young of Memphis; two sons, Tommy McNatt of Latham and Ken McNatt of Little Rock, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Jerry McNatt; and three grandsons.

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Charles P. Pitts Sr.

Charles P. “Charlie” Pitts Sr. of Hillsboro, Ore. died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011.

Memorial services were held on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church with a flag honor presentation followed under the direction of the American Legion Post 2 of Forrest Grove.

Pitts was the son of the late Cotton and Mozelle Pitts. He was the widower of Jane Kay Rhodes Pitts. He was reared in Martin and attended Martin High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was a United States Army veteran and an Eagle Scout. He was an executive of Genuine Auto Parts (NAPA). His job took them to Buffalo, N.Y., Albuquerque, N.M., Denver and Portland, Ore. While in Portland, he purchased Hillsboro Auto Parts and two other stores, which he operated with his sons. They sold the stores in 2002 and he retired. He was an active member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Hillsboro Rotary Club and Rotary International. He was also on the board of Tuality Healthcare Foundation in Hillsboro.

Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue and Dan Freeman of Scottsboro, Ala., Barbara and Jim Masters of Gallatin; two daughters-in-law, Gwynne Pitts and Carolyn McCall; and three grandchildren, Corbin Preston Pitts, Cayce Calvert Pitts Jr. and Taylor Morrison Pitts.He was also preceded in death by his two sons, Charles Preston “Chuck” Pitts and Cayce Calvert Pitts.

Memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Martin or the Boy Scouts of American in Martin.

Dorothy Jean Roberts

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Roberts, 79, of Dresden, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at her residence.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Greenfield with Houston Patrick officiating. Burial was in Hornbeak Cemetery, Greenfield.

Andy Oliver, Adam Roberts, Jeff Rowlett, Ronnie Sellers, Richard Adams and Terry Oliver served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Roberts was born March 24, 1931 in Dresden, daughter of the late John Tatum and Hassel Underwood Oliver. She was the widow of Ray Roberts. She was a factory worker at Halls Printing.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and David Oliver of Gleason; one son, Gary Roberts of Martin; two half sisters, Joy Adams of Dresden and Jayne Oliver; one half brother, Kenneth Oliver of Arkansas; one stepbrother, Tommy Williams of Chicago; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie Ricketts.

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Edward Esse Scott

Edward Esse Scott, 88, of Vienna, Ill., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Paducah Care & Rehabilitation, Paducah, Ky.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Greenfield with Dr. Ed Hollis officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Atwood.

Scott was born Nov. 24, 1922 in Henderson County, son of the late Joe and Viola Reynolds Scott. He was the widow of Annie Lucille Mitchell Scott. He was a World War II Army veteran, was a baker for 32 years at Continental Baking Company and attended Vienna First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, James Scott and Robert Scott, both of Ecorse, Mich.; two daughters, Sandra Hollis of Vienna and Kathy Wingle of Nibriern, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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Harold D. Sheridon

Harold Dean Sheridon, 76, of Martin, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Summers officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, Ky.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Sheridon was born Feb. 12, 1934 in Obion County, son of the late Willie and Ruth Meacham Sheridon. He was a retired electrician at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Union City, a member of Martin Mason Lodge #551 and of Central Baptist Church, Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katie Mansfield Sheridon of Martin; one son, David Sheridon of Martin; one stepson, Terry Mansfield of Montgomery, Ala.; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Jimmy Carrington of Sharon; one stepdaughter, Susan Dildine of Martin; one brother, Charles Sheridon of Louisiana; one grandchild, Mark Carrington; four stepgrandchildren, Jeremy Mansfield, Hollie Mansfield, Heather Dildine and Chris Dildine; and one great-grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Pat Reese Sheridon.

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Joe Howard Summers

Joe Howard Summers, 71, of Gleason, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at McKenzie Regional Hospital.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Gleason with Bro. Bob Copeland officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, Gleason.

Summers was born Oct. 11, 1939 in Dresden, son of the late Arnice and Mary Klutts Summers. H was the widower of Dorothy Watson Summers. 

He was a supervisor at Boral Bricks, Gleason and attended Jolley Springs Baptist Church, Dresden.

Survivors include one son, Keith Summers of Morrison; two daughters and one son-in-law, Brenda Bennett of Gleason, Diane and Bruce Felts of Waverly; one brother, Richard Summers of Gleason; five sisters, Frances Baker and Kathy Martin, both of Gleason, Dorothy June Forrester of Sharon, Carolyn Guthrie of Wingo, Ky. and Linda Hinson of Hohenwald; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Elliott.

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Lucille Mayo Woods

Mrs. Lucille Mayo Woods, 96, of Gleason, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at the McKenzie Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Home Chapel of Gleason with Steve Boone officiating. Burial will be in New Valley Cemetery, Gleason.

Ricky Mayo, Curt Mayo, Chris Mayo, Matt Mayo, Kevin Bearden, Brian Clark and Jonathon West served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Woods was born April 23, 1914 in Jacks Creek, son of the late Jake and Millie Neisler Mayo. She was the widow of Jessie Floyd Mayo and Gilbert Albert Woods. She was a factory worker.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Judy Mayo, Jessie and Diane Mayo, all of Gleason; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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