Our Obituaries

Kay Constance Stabnow

May 17, 1934 - January 28, 2018


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Robbie Ann Hale

October 21, 1934 - January 24, 2018

Robbie Ann Hale, age 83 of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Jackson General Hospital.She was born in Mayfield, KY to the late Don and Bertha McAlpin Riley. Robbie retired from Cracker Barrell after many years of service. She was a member of Northside United Methodist Church. Robbie enjoyed playing Rook, listening to music, and was an avid fan of the Memphis Grizzlies.In...
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Inez Dukes McLemore

June 10, 1925 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Inez Dukes McLemore, 92, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a lengthy illness.Inez was born and raised in Jackson, TN. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Cletus, for over 71 years; a loving mother to her son, Stephen; and a loving grandmother. Inez was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Having accepted Jesus Christ as her savior...
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Noial Wayne Ross

June 1, 1942 - January 19, 2018


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Mary Claire LaGrange

June 21, 1929 - January 15, 2018

Mary Claire LaGrange, 88 of Jackson passed away on January 15, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday January 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She was born on June 21, 1929 in Greeley, Nebraska to the late Anthony and Rose Sullivan. Ms. LaGrange graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1951. After her graduation, she...
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Veronica Edwards

July 3, 1925 - January 14, 2018

Veronica "Bobbie" Edwards, age 92, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018.She was born on July 3, 1925, in Gretna, LA and raised by her mother, Veronica McCune, and her Grandmother, Louisa Dauenhauer. Her school friend, Catherine Edwards, introduced her to her brother Edwin Wiltz Edwards. On January 4, 1947 she married Dr. Edwin Wiltz Edwards. In early married years they lived in New Orleans...
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Gladys Strasberg Lindy Blatt

July 3, 1914 - January 13, 2018

Gladys Strasberg Lindy Blatt, born July 3, 1914, died peacefully January 13, 2018. She was born in Humboldt, TN to Jake and Yetta Strasberg. She lived in Jackson, TN, Philadelphia, PA, Margate, NJ and Palm Beach, FL. Gladys was preceded in death by her three husbands, Herman Lindy, Gabe Weiss and Al Blatt, and her two sons, Albert and Nicky. She is survived by her son James Lindy (Judy),...
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Betty Dodds Betterman

November 22, 1934 - January 11, 2018


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Oshanniar Hamilton

September 28, 1929 - January 6, 2018

Oshanniar "Shanna" Hamilton, age 88 of Cumming, GA, formerly of Jackson, passed away on January 6, 2018 at her residence at Lanier Place in Cumming, GA.She was born in Hardeman County, TN in 1929, she married in 1953 and enjoyed more than 60 years as a wife and mother. She has lived in Cumming, GA for the past several years with her husband, Kenneth C Hamilton, and her two children, Toni and...
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Tommye Thrasher Janes

May 25, 1950 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Dorothy T. Jones

June 4, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Dorothy T. Jones

June 4, 1931 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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William D. Lewis

April 25, 1943 - January 3, 2018

William Lewis passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 after a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Marie Lewis, his Loving wife of 33 years Bernice Lewis and his two sons William Geary and James Geary. He was survived by his loving wife of nine years Marianna Lewis, son Bill Nichols, grandsons Bill Geary (Lake Forest, IL) and Jim Geary (Jackson, TN),...
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James Leslie Smith

April 23, 1930 - December 31, 2017

James Leslie "Les" Smith, of Jackson passed away New Years Eve of Natural Causes. He is survived by his wife of 6 years Elizabeth Rose Smith, 3 Sons, David (Lisa) Smith of Hopkinsville, KY, Roger (Donne) Smith of Jackson, TN, and Kelvin (Jetta) Smith of Howenwald, TN. Survivors also include Rose's 3 daughters, their respective families, 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Leslie's first...
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Harold Rudolph Evans

July 21, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Mr. Harold Rudolph (Rudy) Evans, age 85 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday morning, December 31, 2017, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.He was born in Parrish County, Alabama on July 21, 1932, the son of the late Victor and Nola Evans.He was a retired Quality Control Specialist with the Federal Government.He was a faithful member of Englewood Baptist Church. A long-time member of the...
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Donald Earl Janes

July 5, 1946 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Bobby Pickens

May 28, 1936 - December 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Carlene Dennison March

August 4, 1929 - December 27, 2017

Funeral services for Carlene Dennison March, age 87 of Jackson, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel with Rev. John White officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington City Cemetery. Mrs. March passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Vanco Manor in Goodlettsville, TN. Carlene was born on August 4, 1929 in Corpus Christi, TX, the...
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Verna M. McDowell

April 10, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Robert L. Noble

January 23, 1937 - December 21, 2017

Robert Lee Noble 80 of Jackson died at Jackson Madison County General on Thursday December 21, 2017. A Funeral Mass will be conducted where Robert was a communicant at St. Marys Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Wednesday December 27, 2017. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens. He was born on January 23, 1937 in South Bend, IN to Herbert and Josephine Noble, who have preceded him in death...
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Claire Marie Wheeler

December 8, 2017 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Claire Marie Wheeler

December 8, 2017 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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James Steven Patterson

September 15, 1957 - December 12, 2017

James Steven "Steve" Patterson, age 60 of Jackson, passed away on December 12, 2017.He was born on September 15, 1957 in Jackson, MS, to Barbara Patterson Smith and the late James Patrick Patterson. After leaving MS, he made his home in San Antonio, TX, where he was a successful businessman who traveled the world. He ended up in Jackson, TN, where he worked for and retired from the Milan Arsenal....
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Robert Wayne Warmath

July 29, 1928 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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William Raymond Davis

January 27, 1934 - December 12, 2017

William "Raymond" Davis, Sr., age 83 of Jackson, passed away on December 12, 2017.He was born on January 27, 1934 in Madison County, TN to the late Horace and Elsie Ruffin Davis. He was a Water Department Foreman for the former Jackson Utility Division. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Shirley Davis, and second wife, Margaret Davis...
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Helen Josephine Beard

October 17, 1925 - December 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Laverne Sanderson Sipes

July 5, 1931 - December 12, 2017

Laverne Sanderson Sipes, daughter of Ethel Moore Sanderson and William H. Sanderson, was born July 5, 1931 and died December 12, 2017. She was a graduate of North Side High School and of the West Tennessee Business College, both in Jackson, Tenn. Laverne made her career as a medical transcriptionist in the Pathology Department of the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for over 30 years....
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James W. Benson

January 13, 1933 - December 9, 2017

James W. Benson (also known as Jimmy, Jimbo, Brother B), 84 of Jackson went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec 9, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Everitt, and Leona Benson, a sister, Esther, a brother Butch, a daughter Cyndi and a son Mark.Jim is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Wilma "Jean" Benson and 8 children, Michael, Marcia (Marlo), Joe (Laura), Steve, Matt,...
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Ben A. Way

December 23, 1937 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Tommye Litton Seigler

June 23, 1923 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Mable Holland Freeman

February 12, 1928 - December 5, 2017

Mable Holland McBride Freeman passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 89.She was born in Saltillo, TN on February 12, 1928 to Clifford and Willie Vea Holland who preceed her in death.Mrs. Freeman was also preceded in death by her first husband, Roy McBride and her second husband, Wesley Freeman. She moved to Jackson in 1950 and was the owner of Casual Beauty Salon for over 20 years...
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Albert Davis Noe

June 8, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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R. Lacy Rose

March 30, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Billy Wayne Weaver

June 22, 1937 - November 29, 2017

Billy Wayne Weaver passed on to be with our Lord on November 29, 2017. Bill was born on June 22, 1937 to the late Emma and Dewey Weaver of Jackson, TN. He attended Northside High School where he was named an All State athlete his senior year in basketball, baseball and football. Bill went on to play college football at Memphis State University. He was a serious contender to play for the St....
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Evie Elizabeth Baxter-Riggs

August 14, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Evie Elizabeth Baxter-Riggs, age 79 of Smyrna, TN, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Stonecrest Medical Center in Smyrna. Evie was born on August 14, 1938 in Medon, TN to the late J.C. Baxter and Ruby Pirtle Baxter. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded...
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Bryon David Denton

November 1, 1958 - November 25, 2017

Bryon David Denton, age 59 of Humboldt, passed away on November 25, 2017.He was born on November 1, 1958 to the late A.B. Denton and Wyno Jean Denton. He was a truck driver and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Jackson. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by all his friends and family. He is survived by two sons, Brandon Denton and Brady Denton (Becca); three brothers,...
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Carmen Warmath Jones

May 28, 1925 - November 24, 2017

Carmen Warmath Jones, age 92 of Smyrna, formerly of Jackson, passed away on Friday evening at Waterford Assisted Living Residence in Smyrna. She was born on May 28, 1925 in Gibson, TN, the daughter of the late Jesse Lafayette Warmath and Martha Brooks Warmath. She attended business college and was a homemaker most of her life. She was a church pianist, about which she was very passionate, for...
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Davie Glenn Hunt

November 19, 1964 - November 24, 2017

Davie Glenn HuntGraveside services for Davie Glenn Hunt age 53 will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Memory Gardens in Savannah, Tennessee.Davie was born in Savannah on November 19, 1964 the son of the late David Hunt and Joyce White Wesson. He passed away at his residence on Friday, November 24, 2017 after an extended illness. He was a graduate of Hardin County High School,...
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Bobby Darrel Price

November 8, 1944 - November 23, 2017

Bobby Darrel Price, 73, of West Palm Beach, Florida died November 23, 2017. He was born on November 8, 1944 in Morrisville, North Carolina to Carl and Vera Price. He joined the Air Force in 1963 and married Patsy Jean Walker in December of 1964. They moved to South Florida in 1967, after 4 years of service in the Air Force. In South Florida, he began his extensive career in Air Traffic Control....
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James Stewart

September 2, 1934 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Patricia Ann Glover Hodge

May 10, 1934 - November 21, 2017

Patricia (Pat) Ann Hodge (Glover), passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital. Mrs. Hodge was raised in Jackson, TN but spent most of her adult married life in Joliet, IL. She retired to be near her grandchildren. She was a member of Northside United Methodist Church. Our mother taught us the importance of faith in God and love for others. She showed this daily in the way...
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Andrew Hunter Baird

October 24, 1941 - November 11, 2017

Andrew Hunter Baird, III was born in Jackson, TN to Elizabeth Gustafson Baird and Andrew Hunter Baird, Jr.Andy attended Memphis State University and was a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Upon graduation, Andy worked in Jackson, TN for Truex Chevrolet. He then had a very successful career as an investment banker starting with J.C. Bradford Co, then in 1969 with Municipal Securities and...
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Bobby Gene Kelley

June 7, 1933 - November 2, 2017

Bobby Gene Kelley, age 84 of Medon, passed away at his home in Medon on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Maple Springs Baptist Church near Mercer with burial to follow in the church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm at Maple Springs Baptist Church, two hours prior to the Service. George A. Smith and Sons...
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Samuel Cooper Crenshaw

August 28, 2000 - November 1, 2017

Samuel Cooper Crenshaw, age 17, passed away on November 1, 2017.Cooper was born in China on August 28, 2000 and came home to his forever family in November 2002. Cooper loved family, fishing, and friends, UT football and Atlanta Braves baseball. He was quick to make everyone laugh with his wit. He spent many hours fishing in his home pond. Cooper, being small in stature, loved to tell people that...
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Morton Allen Goldstein

June 12, 1924 - October 30, 2017

Jackson, Tennessee - M.A. Goldstein (Mickey) 93, born on June 12, 1924. Was originally from Chicago, IL and the son of the late Jay and Amelia Goldstein. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and following the war, he attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Later, he met JoAnne Bergel of Jackson, who was visiting Chicago. They married and started their family here in Jackson in...
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Andrew Clay Crossett

March 12, 1983 - October 28, 2017

Andrew Clay Crossett, age 34, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Drew was born on March 12, 1983 in Jackson, TN. He was currently a history teacher and high school football coach at Scotts Hill High School. He previously taught and coached at Jackson Christian School. He had a passion for mentoring students that guided everything he did. He was an avid duck hunter, dog trainer, and young...
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Joe Donald Collins

June 19, 1945 - October 23, 2017

Joe Donald Collins, age 72 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 at his home in Jackson.Joe Donald was born on June 19, 1945 in Jackson, TN to the late Gaston Dewitt and Mary Earlene Grace Collins. He was retired from the Jackson Fire Department.He is survived by his two brothers, G. Wayne Collins (Jackie) and Kenny "K.C." Collins (Pat) of Jackson, TN; his companion, Johnnie Sue...
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Rebecca Ann Applegate

March 13, 1954 - October 22, 2017

Rebecca Ann Tucker Applegate passed away on October 22, 2017 at Jackson, TN. Services will be at George A Smith and Sons Funeral Home, 2812 North Highland Ave, Jackson, on October 24 with visitation from 5 to 6 p.m. and services begin at 6 p.m.Becky attended school in Hardeman County, TN and furthered her education receiving an Associates in Accounting Degree. She was an accomplished...
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William Joe Vaughn

February 10, 1941 - October 22, 2017

William Joe Vaughn, 76, passed away 10-22-2017 at his home. Joe was the son of the late Leon and Christine Vaughn of Coffeeville, MS. He was owner of Smallwood's Custom Trailers after a successful auto service business since 1989. He was a former supervisor at Porter Cable Power Tools in Jackson. He was an avid car and truck collector. Joe is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pat Vaughn; his son...
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Gene Everett Allbert

July 28, 1940 - October 22, 2017

Gene Everett Allbert, Sr., age 77 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday morning at his home in Jackson.Gene was born on July 28, 1940 to the late Sammy Carl and Reba Clenney Allbert. He was the owner and operator of Gene's Tire and Wrecker Service in Jackson.Other than his parents, he was preceded by his grandson, J.R. Rogers.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Flossie Patrick Allbert; children,...
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Richard Lee Moore

March 4, 1941 - October 17, 2017

Richard Lee Moore, age 76 of Jackson, passed away on October 17, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a long period of ill health.Richard was born on March 4, 1941 in Hammond, Indiana to the late Thomas and Ruby Westerfield Moore. He had a career in business finance which took his family from Louisville, KY to Nashville and then Jackson, TN. Later in life he completed a second...
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Lisa Annette McArthur Garey

August 17, 1963 - October 15, 2017

Lisa Anette McArthur Garey, age 54 of Medina, passed away on Sunday October 15, 2017 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Lisa was born on August 17, 1963 to Betty Moore McArthur and the late Andy McArthur. She was a dental hygienist at Northside Dental Center in Jackson, TN.Lisa inspired those who knew her with her love of life. Her family, friends, and faith empowered her to enjoy...
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Kathleen McMillan Lane

May 19, 1919 - October 13, 2017

Kathleen Thomas McMillan Lane, 98, died October 13, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare Facility of Jackson. She was born to Claude Bethel and Irma Bledsoe Thomas on May 19, 1919, and was their last surviving child. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters, her first husband of fifty years, William Leon McMillan, Sr., and her second husband, Marion Lane. She...
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Mary Ann Hadley

May 15, 1928 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Marileen McGough

April 13, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Effie Lynn Allen

August 8, 1928 - October 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Henrietta McCutcheon

January 10, 1929 - October 7, 2017

Henrietta Brown McCutcheon passed away October 7, 2017. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee January 10, 1929to Ivan Ellis Brown and Eleanor Estill Brown. Her parents moved to Nashville, Tennessee when Henrietta was a young girl. She played basketball for Hillsboro High School and was All Nashville player her senior year. She attended UT Knoxville, was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority,...
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Dennis Parker Hall

April 27, 1943 - October 3, 2017

Dennis Parker Hall, Jr, age 74, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born in Jackson, TN and was preceded in death by his parents Dennis Hall, Sr. and Bonnie Buntin Hall; his twin brother, Danny and his brother James Howard. He served 32 years with the Jackson Police Department and the U.S. Marshall Service. He served in the US Army, was an active Mason...
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Ruth Ellen Glasscock

January 5, 1928 - September 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Art C. Buehler

August 4, 1936 - September 26, 2017

Art Caslin BuehlerJackson, TNArt C. Buehler, 81 of Jackson passed away September 26, 2017.Graveside Services for Art will be conducted on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Ridgecrest Cemetery. He was born on August 4, 1936 in Chicago, IL.Art is survived by his loving wife Mary Buehler, Daughter; Chris Bohs, Sons; Jeff Buehler, Vic Buehler, Vince Buehler, Bob Mays, sister; Carol Buehler,...
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Dorothy Mae Wood

October 29, 1919 - September 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Norma Lee Vincent Martindale

March 8, 1923 - September 22, 2017

Norma Lee Vincent Martindale, age 94, died September 22, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital following a brief illness.Her funeral service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 212 McClellan Rd., Jackson, TN, on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 1 p.m. with The Rev. Wes Gristy and The Rev. Charles Filiatreau officiating and George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel in charge. Burial...
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Jerrold Simpson Gillespie

May 28, 1971 - September 19, 2017

Jerrold Simpson Gillespie, also known as Jerry or Little G, age 46 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home in Jackson.He was born on May 28, 1971 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Ronald Albert and Jean Ann Schmidt Gillespie. He is survived by his loving wife, Leigh Anne Pritchard Gillespie of Jackson; daughters, Josie Gillespie and Lauren Smith; and sons, Josh Smith ...
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Edith Goff Stanford

August 30, 1934 - September 18, 2017

Edith Goff Stanford, 83, of Bartlett, Tennessee passed away September 18, 2017 at Baptist Hospice in Memphis after a short illness. Graveside funeral service will be held at Hickory Flat Cemetery in Cedar Grove, TN on September 23, 2017 at noon with Deacon Jack Chitwood, Director of Pastoral Care at Ave Maria officiating. Burial will follow. Family will meet with friends or family in Hickory Flat...
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Esther Jane Vincent

December 15, 1937 - September 16, 2017

Esther J. Driggs Vincent, 79, departed this life Saturday, September 16 after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Esther was owner of Sir Speedy Printing Center for over 30 years, a member of the Chamber of Commerce Red Coats and an active member of Northside United Methodist Church.She was preceded in death by her husband David Vincent, son Brian Vincent and granddaughter...
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Joseph Martin Smith

June 28, 1962 - September 15, 2017

Joseph Martin Smith, age 55, died on Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. He was born in Nashville, TN, the son of the late Dr. Robert Joseph Smith and Helen Chilton Smith. He was married to Kimberly Huffman who survives him in death.Martin worked as a respiratory therpist at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Sarah Burchfield ...
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Laura Marie Hinspeter

September 14, 1918 - September 14, 2017

Laura Marie Hinspeter passed away on September 14, 2017 in Jackson, Tennessee on her 99th birthday. She celebrates a long life of devotion to her family.She was born on September 14, 1918, in Indiana, to the late Kirby and Mary Hudson. Eventually, moving to Owosso, Michigan where she met her husband, Charles Hinspeter during World War II. They lived in Owosso for 30 years before moving to North...
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Jan Beckman March

August 28, 1950 - September 11, 2017

Jan Beckman March, age 67 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.She was born on August 28, 1950 in Houston, TX to the late Wade and Virginia Beckman. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, John March of Jackson; son, Nicholas March of Jackson, Clay Avent of Shelbyville TN, Casey Avent of Hastings MN, and Andrew March of Jackson; and...
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Willie D. Gates

February 19, 1936 - September 8, 2017

Willie D. (Bill) Gates, age 81 of Jackson, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Maplewood Health Care in Jackson. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11 am at New Union Cemetery in Medon. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Ann Hammers Gates; daughter, Vicki Elder (Steve); grandchildren, Ben Elder and Ashley Elder Garrison (Wesley); and brother, Norman...
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Christopher Harrell Surrett

February 3, 1953 - September 8, 2017

Mr. Surrett was a native of Madison County, Alabama and born on February 3, 1953 to the late Harold and Edith Louwella Smith Surrett. He passed away on September 8, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, TN.Survivors include a uncle, Donald Surrett; cousins, Debbie (Don) Ivy, Cindy (Don) Wright, Barty Surrett and Rusty Surrett; second cousins, Adam Ivy, Justin Ivy, Logan Wright and Devin...
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Jack Richard Naylor

October 5, 1934 - September 7, 2017

Jack Richard Naylor, age 82 of Jackson, passed away on September 6, 2017 at JMCGH following a year of spirited battle with leukemia.Jack was born on October 5, 1934 in Finger,TN, the son of John Wesley Naylor and Lucille Stephens Naylor Johnson. As a child, he and his mother moved several times until settling in Jackson in 1950. He began working during adolescence to supplement the income of a...
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Dorothy Mae Peterson Williams

December 19, 1930 - September 4, 2017

Dorothy Peterson Williams, age 86, passed away on September 4, 2017 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. For the last six years, she resided at Maplewood Healthcare Center in Jackson, TN. Prior to that, she and her husband, John F. Williams, of sixty four years, lived on North Royal Street in the home her husband built for them in 1949. Mr. Williams preceded her in death on October 20,...
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Tr Hilliard

July 1, 1920 - September 4, 2017

TR Hilliard, age 97 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Northbrooke Health Care in Jackson.TR was born on July 1, 1920 in Carroll County, TN to the late Tom and Julie Brown Hilliard. His father sent him to Welding School and he received his Certificate in Welding. He moved to Baltimore, MD during WWII where he was a welder on battle aircrafts. He came back to West Tennessee...
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Patricia Joann Gustafson

May 28, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Patricia Joann Gustafson, age 83, of Jackson, TN, entered Heaven's gates on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born and raised on a farm in East Grand Forks, MN to John and Grace Hoff. She and her twin, Paul Hoff, were the youngest of 7. Patricia loved cooking, sewing, needlework, and socializing with family and friends. She had a...
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John William Baker

November 19, 1924 - September 2, 2017

John William (Bill) Baker, Sr., age 92 of Jackson, TN died Friday, September 1, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital.Mr. Baker was born on November 19, 1924 in Carroll County to the late Leslie Onsby Baker and and Nellie Garland Brandon. He was in the navy serving The USS Vesole Destroyer, DD878 from April 18, 1942 until October 25, 1946. He worked at the Bemis Cotton Mill for over 40 years until he...
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Joy Newton Nickell

November 16, 1921 - August 27, 2017

Jackson. TN -Joy Newton Nickell, who made an art out of being a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday afternoon at Maplewood Health Care Center. She was 95. Mrs. Nickell Was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. Bert and Mrs. Ema Newton. She met the love of her life, Robert Bowen Nickell, in Champaign, IL, while he was a student at the University Of Illinois. A...
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Matrie Alice Gosser Hunter

September 21, 1937 - August 24, 2017

Matrie Alice Gosser Hunter, age 79, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017. In addition to her parents, Matrie was preceded in death by her four brothers, her son Ricky Charles Williams, and her husband, Wayne "Bud" Paul Hunter. Survivors include sons, Ronny D. Williams (Melissa) and Kenneth Wayne Hunter; daughter, Sandra H. Williams (Randy); two sisters and one brother;...
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Sarah Crocker Shtatman

May 28, 1934 - August 22, 2017

Sarah Crocker Shtatman, 83, passed away Tuesday August 22, 2017 after a short illness. Born in Milan, Tennessee May 28th, 1934. She was daughter of Eddie Lee and Theo Fly Johnson. She is survived by her daughter Miki Clagg (David), and son Bobby Crocker. She also had three granddaughters Kristen Blackmon Ferraro (Thomas) Sunni Rae Mortin (Josh) and Morgan Crocker Samples.One great grandson Reid....
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Faye Goodson Crabb

May 27, 1936 - August 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Donald Ray Brown, Jr.

January 16, 1953 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Ruth McFadden Schang

September 11, 1934 - August 19, 2017

Ruth McFadden Schang, 82 , passed away Saturday, in Jackson, TN. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. She was born on September 11, 1934 in Ridgely, Tennessee, the daughter of Homer and Rosie McFadden. She was a retired RN Nurse from Jackson Madison County General Hospital....
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Timothy Michael Coleman

April 11, 1959 - August 17, 2017

Timothy Michael Coleman 58, of Jackson passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 after a two-year battle with cancer. Funeral services for Mr. Coleman will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial GardensTim worked at the Milan arsenal for 32 years and was an avid Titans fan. He is survived by his wife...
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Gilford E. Williams

January 7, 1950 - August 15, 2017

Mr. Gilford "Bubba" Williams 67, of Jackson passed away August 15, 2017. Memorial services for Mr. Williams will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Bro. Mickey Jackson officiating.Gilford was born on January 7, 1950 in Humboldt, TN to the late Charles, and Virginia Longmire. He was a graduate of Northside High school class of 1967,...
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Paul F. Douglass

August 22, 1933 - August 15, 2017

The Reverend Dr. Paul Featherston Douglass, born in Dyer, TN on August 22, 1933, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Brentwood Tennessee at the age of 83. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Featherstone Douglass and Margueritte Mcllwain Douglass, and brothers George Douglass and John Douglass. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Clayton Douglass; his children Clayton (Vickie)...
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Edna Earle Curdts Rice

May 13, 1920 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Rachel Nicole Diamond

August 27, 1992 - August 5, 2017

Rachel Nicole Thomas Diamond, age24, passed away Saturday, August 5. She was born August 27, 1992 in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of Virginia Thomas Fancher and Jeffrey Thomas. Rachel loved her family, especially her nieces Annah and Baylee.Rachel is survived by her Mother, Virginia Fancher, her Father Jeffrey Thomas, her brother David Powell, her brother Josh Hill and wife, Paige, two...
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Betty June Long

July 1, 1926 - August 5, 2017

Betty June Wayne Long, 91, went to be with Jesus and her oldest daughter Kathy on August 5, 2017.Betty was born in Jackson, Tennessee July 1, 1926, the only child of John W. and Nelle Moseley Wayne. She lived her entire life here.In April of 1939 a beautiful 12 year old Betty was spotted by then 14 year old Johnny Long, and he told his friend that he was going to marry her. On January 22, 1943 at...
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James Lee Crider

February 22, 1945 - August 1, 2017

James L Crider 72, of three-way died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11 AM in the North Chapel of George a Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Bro. Opie Dodrill will officiate the service.Mr. Crider was a longtime member of North Jackson Baptist Church, and retired from J.E.A.He is survived by his wife of 55...
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Gerald Keith Mays

March 18, 1931 - July 28, 2017

Funeral services for Gerald K. Mays, age 86 of Jackson, will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel with Dr. Don Thrasher and Rev. Tillman Mays officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.Gerald passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday evening, July 28, 2017 at his home in Jackson.He was born in Bemis TN to the late A.T....
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Josephine Brewer Murphy

September 13, 1925 - July 25, 2017

Born September 13, 1925, Katherine Josephine Brewer Murphy, was one of nine children born to John and Carrie Dyer Brewer in Big Sandy, Tennessee. Josephine graduated from Big Sandy High School and attended college graduating with a Nursing degree. She began her nursing career in Memphis and soon moved to Jackson where she was hired at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. It was here she met...
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Sandra Kay Ballew Currin

March 8, 1957 - July 23, 2017

Sandra Kay (Ballew) Currin, long time resident of Jackson and native of New Albany, IN passed away July 23rd at the age of 60.Mrs. Currin was a long-time member, Sunday School teacher, and active Choir member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. She spent the past 8 years as the Academic Secretary for the Department of Music at Union University. While her primary role was...
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Patricia Dawn Jordan

December 20, 1956 - July 22, 2017

Patricia Dawn Jordan, 60 of Jackson passed away on July 22, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday July 27, 2017 at 11:00 am in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be conducted on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the North Chapel. Patricia was born December 20, 1956 in Jackson, TN. She was...
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Patty McKee Stavely

February 9, 1940 - July 15, 2017

Patty M. Stavely, 77, died peacefully at her home after a long illness.Patty leaves behind her son, John Stavely of Milan, TN; sisters, Penny George (Robert) of Jackson and Peggy Bell (Ray) of Gainesville, GA; and sister-in-law, Kitty Boyte-McKee of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by husband, Rozzell "Doc" Stavely; her parents Hatton and Patricia McKee...
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Elizabeth Ann Champagne

September 28, 1956 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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David Butler Johnson

June 18, 1989 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Norma Shearin McCarty

December 27, 1923 - July 8, 2017

Funeral services for Norma Shearin McCarty, age 93 of Jacksonville, FL of Jackson, will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with burial (family only) to follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery.Norma passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL.Norma was born on December 27, 1923 in Jackson, TN to the late Bruce and Opal...
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Diane Leatherwood Ross

March 15, 1950 - July 8, 2017

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Diane Ross, 67 of Jackson, left this earth to join her parents in Heaven.She was a 17 year employee of the City of Jackson with Bemis Ceramics where she leaves behind many friendships and special students.She was preceded in death by husband Charles H. Ross and parents Azel and Jean Leatherwood of Corinth MS. She is survived by a sister Sandra Leatherwood, a son Todd...
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Anita Cox Dingledine

March 8, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Mrs. Anita Cox Dingledine, 68 of Jackson passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Anita was born on March 8, 1949 in Jackson Tennessee and was the daughter of the late Homer Ellis and Mary Louise Buffaloe Cox.  She was retired after working in the construction industry for over 30 years.  She was a member of Northside United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Credit Professionals...
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Lorraine Beller

September 8, 1949 - July 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Jackson, TN.
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Mary Anne Dunn Collis

April 21, 1952 - July 5, 2017

Funeral services for Mary Anne Dunn Collis, age 65 of Jackson, will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Fr. David Graham officiating. Entombment will follow in Ridgecrest Mausoleum.Mrs. Collis passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Northbrooke Healthcare in Jackson. She was born in New York, New York on April 21, 1952 to the late...
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