SCHOOL DUTY

SCHOOL DUTY — Ridgemont Elementary school resource officer Harold Banks stopped in to visit with first-graders shortly before 8 this morning during his first day on the job at the school. He is one of five new SROs who started their duties today at Obion County Schools’ elementary campuses, meaning there are now SROs at…

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BUDDING ARTIST

BUDDING ARTIST — Stephen Herrell, 8-year-old son of Stacie and Kevin Herrell of Union City, made sure he got the right placement for the eyes on his ear of corn during the annual CornFest Chalk Art Contest held Tuesday afternoon at the Obion County Public Library. The 12th annual contest was sponsored by Simmons Bank,…

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Malcolm Beckett

Malcolm X. Beckett, 29, of Union City died Sept. 17, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rawls Funeral Home in Union City. Published 9.18.19

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Dr. Eric Naylor

Union City native Dr. Eric Woodfin Naylor, 82, of Sewanee, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at his home. A burial liturgy and Holy Eucharist will be held 10 a.m. Thursday in All Saints’ Chapel on the campus of The University of the South at Sewanee. It will be followed by a committal at the University…

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FASHION FORWARD

FASHION FORWARD — Jana Phillips of Rives looked through the latest fashions being offered by regional businesses Monday evening during the annual CornFest Fashion Show Dinner. Vendors marketing and selling the latest fashions and accessories exhibited their wares in Art Hall prior to the fashion show in Dinosaur Hall, which was emceed by Brent Hinson.…

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SMALL TALK

SMALL TALK — Union City Elementary School first-grader Lili Ann Petty, daughter of Todd and Amy Petty, stretched to reach the microphone as she and classmates (from left) Jaiden Fitts, son of Jessie Fitts and Shannon Bledsoe, and Sam Bailey, son of Shaun and Sarah Bailey, addressed the Union City School Board during its meeting…

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Willie Williams

Willie B. Williams, 89, of South Fulton died Sept. 14, 2019, at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Hospital in Martin. Graveside services will be held 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Obion County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Wednesday at Rawls Funeral Home Chapel in South Fulton. Published 9.17.19

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Dewayne Wilson

Dewayne Wilson, 51, of Hornbeak passed away 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Carl Southerland will officiate. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Hornbeak. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday…

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J.W. Winston

J.W. Winston, 97, of McCrory, Ark., formerly of Reelfoot Lake, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Woodruff County Health Center in Mc-Crory. He was born Aug. 24, 1922, to F.E. and Lillie Pearl Eaves, the seventh of seven children, all of whom preceded him in death. He married the love of his life, Kathleen…

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Otis Faulk Griffin

Otis Faulk Griffin went home to be with the Lord Saturday, September 14, 2019, passing away peacefully at home with his beloved wife, Glenda holding his hand. Otis was born October 7, 1940 in Charleston, Tennessee and raised in Rosemark. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at Munford Funeral Home in the Millington…

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