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Donald Russell Brisby

Donald Russell Brisby, age 88, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at his home.

Survivors are: son, Pastor Jon W. (Kim) Brisby of Eugene, OR; daughter, Mary Evelyn Anderson of Hartsville; two grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert Brisby of Franklin, Kent Brisby of Franklin; sister, Carol Billingsley of Nashville.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Jon Brisby.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements, anthonyfhhartsville.com.

Alma Katherine Beasley Parker

Alma Katherine Beasley Parker, age 78, of Hartsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Mrs. Parker was born May 10, 1938 in Lebanon. She was a graduate of Smith County High School and attended Peabody College.

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Mrs. Parker was a charter member of the Caney Fork Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Smith County Historical Society. She was a dedicated arts patron and supporter as well as a gracious hostess for numerous arts events at her home. She was the longest-serving member in the history of the Tennessee Arts Commission, having been appointed and reappointed by three governors, and she served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Commission.

Lovingly known as “KK,” Mrs. Parker was a beloved member of her community and participated in many school, community and civic activities. She was instrumental in the creation of Trey Park, a local park and playground created in memory of her son, Trey. More importantly, she was an elegant lady who generously shared her love and gifts with her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hartsville for over 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Cass Beasley, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Wilson Beasley; her son, Etherage Johnson Parker, III (Trey) and daughter-in-law, Pamela Duncan Parker; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Beasley Enoch.

Survivors are: her husband of 57 years, Etherage Johnson Parker, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth “Sissie” Anne Parker (Mark) Harper; two brothers, Lewis Cass (Carol) Beasley, Jr., and Thomas Wilson (Wendy) Beasley; four grandchildren, Katherine Davis Harper, Mark Dalton Harper, Jr., Etherage Johnson (Marta) Parker IV, and Mary Katherine Parker (Justin) Draper, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

A service of celebration was held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Hartsville, with Bro. Darryl Turner officiating.

Pallbearers were Katherine Davis Harper, Mark Dalton Harper, Jr., Etherage Johnson Parker, IV, Mary Katherine Parker Draper, Paul Wesley Enoch, Jr., Thomas Norris Enoch, Lewis Cass Beasley III, John Etherage Beasley and Matthew Lewis Beasley.

The burial service was at Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Etherage Johnson Parker, III Foundation, P.O. Box 149, Hartsville, TN 37074.

Samuel Barnabas Collins Jr.

Samuel Barnabas Collins Jr., age 61, of Hartsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Trousdale Medical Center.

Barney was born in Fort Belvoir, Va., on March 31, 1955 to Leathie Ethel Satterfield Collins and Samuel Barnabas Collins Sr., who preceded him in death.

Survivors are: sister, Rannye (Jerry) Robertson of Hartsville; niece, Janna (Corey) Kirby; two nephews, Larren (Heather) Walrond, Darren (Kristin) Walrond; great-nieces and nephews, Kaydence, Wyatt, Elyssa, Abbie and Weston Walrond and Valerie and Vanessa Kirby.

Barney was a gentle soul who loved the Lord, friends and his church family spanning 40 years with the Church of the First Born. Conversation and movies were his favorite entertainment. He had perseverance, as demonstrated when he overcame dyslexia and completed his high school education. Barney treated everyone equally and his longest employment, at the Middle Tennessee Mental Institute, was a testament to that, whether worker or patient.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Church of the First Born, Hartsville, officiated by Bro. Robbie Cline.

Visitation with the family will be from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the First Born.

Susie Cutrell

Susie Cutrell, age 74, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Robert Cutrell; son, Charles Cherry.

Survivors are: three daughters, Peggy (David) Stacey of Hartsville, Shirley Johnson of Hartsville, Mary Wiley of Lafayette; five grandchildren; brother, Claude (Lillian) Presley of Hartsville; five sisters, Izette Morgan of Hartsville, Inez (Frank) Sircy of Gallatin, Peggy (Mike) Johnson of Hartsville, Geneva Crook of Hartsville, Jewell McCormick of Gallatin.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, officiated by Bro. Kenneth Swaffer.

Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Clay Vaughan

Clay “Cornbread” Vaughan, age 50, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Robert & Dorothy Vaughan; brother, Wade Vaughan.

Survivors are: wife, Sarah Vaughan of Hartsville; daughter, Shelby Vaughan of Hartsville; sister, Shannon Way of Springfield.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 12, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Crabtree.

Interment was in the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Frank Curtiss Garrett Jr.

Frank Curtiss Garrett, Jr., age 78, formerly of Hartsville, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his most recent home in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Survivors are: wife, Antonia “Toni” (Rubio) Garrett; daughter, Jennifer Anne Garrett, of Grand Rapids, MI; five grandchildren, Anfernee Garrett, Janei Chavarria, Jaylyn Chavarria, Teya Skibo, Kadynne Garrett, all of Grand Rapids, MI; numerous cousins, other relatives, friends, and acquaintances in California, Illinois, his native state of Tennessee and other areas.

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Frank Curtiss Garrett, Jr., was born on Nov. 5, 1938, and was the son of the late Buena Gammon and the late Frank Curtiss Garrett, Sr. His paternal grandparents were the late O.H. “Bud” Garrett and Mila (Gregory) Garrett of the Cato Community, Trousdale County. His maternal grandparents were the late Marshall M. Gammon and Annie (Dalton) Gammon of Hartsville.

Frank was born and raised in Hartsville, and lived as a child and young man in the house built by his grandfather Gammon on Hayes Street (still standing). He attended and was a member of Hartsville First Baptist Church. He was a model student in the public schools and well liked, was an alumnus of the old Kate Wilson Elementary School, and graduated in 1956 from Trousdale County High School.

As a young man, he evidenced an early mechanical and scientific inclination. Upon graduating from high school, he entered DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering, and then graduated from Roosevelt University, Chicago, with a second B.S. degree in Computer Science.

He was employed for many years as an electronics engineer by the electronics firm Motorola, Inc. (Motorola, among many other firsts, demonstrated the first hand-held portable telephone in 1973. Earlier, in 1969, Neil Armstrong spoke the famous words “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” from the Moon on a Motorola transceiver.) After Motorola, he was a senior manager in computer programming and an analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago. It is believed that Mr. Garrett was also associated for a time with U.S. Navy Intelligence.

He always maintained close connections to his home state of Tennessee, making innumerable automobile trips between Chicago and Nashville, where his mother resided for most of the time, and to Hartsville to visit his aunt Novella Gammon Roddy and family and other relatives.

After retirement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, he and his family moved to Costa Mesa, Calif., in 1990.

He had a very animated personality, told interesting stories, and had an infectious smile and laugh. He was devoted to his family and will be missed greatly by his family and by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Darryl Turner.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Interment will be at Friendship Cemetery, Hartsville.

Ernestine A. Wilson

Ernestine A. Wilson, age 95, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at the Lincoln Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilson was raised in the Harms Community of Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late R.A. and Virge Locker Ables. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Lincoln County School System for 37 years, a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ, former Lincoln County commissioner, former chairman of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library Board and former president of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County chapter of the American Heart Association.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband, Woodrow Wilson; siblings, Charles Ray Ables, Ruth A. Douglas, Don F. Ables.

Survivors are: daughter, Susan Wilson Holder of Fayetteville; son, J.D. “Bo” Wilson of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, J.D. “Jimbo” Wilson Jr., Sarah Mae Young, G. Chris Holder, James J. Holder; three great-grandchildren, Emma Rhea Young, Rhy Holder, Ras Holder; five siblings, Faye Pylant of Columbus, GA, Kathleen Smith of Huntsville, AL, Bruce Ables of Fayetteville, Lex Ables of Franklin, Dixie Offutt of Huntsville, AL.

Graveside services were conducted on Monday, Nov. 28, at Lebanon Cemetery, officiated by Joe Wayne McGee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library, Lebanon Cemetery, Vanderbilt University Medical Research, or to the charity of your choice.

Alvin Lewis Jones

Alvin Lewis Jones, age 80, of Hartsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Geraldine Jones; son-In-Law, Tony Kirby.

Survivors are: two sons, Mike (Melissa) Jones of Bethpage, Mark Jones of Hartsville; two daughters, Kim Kirby of Lebanon, Cindy (Keith) Gross of Hartsville; granddaughter, Erica Gross.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 19, officiated by Bro. Floyd Farris.

Pallbearers were: Larry Davenport, Barry Coons, Jim Stephenson, Larry Cato, Anthony Gregory and Bo Reed.

Interment was in the Hartsville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Philippi Church of Christ or Christmas For Kids.

Robert Wilbur Cutrell

Robert Wilbur Cutrell, age 74, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Trousdale Medical Center.

Survivors are: wife, Susie Cutrell of Hartsville; three daughters, Peggy (David) Stacey of Hartsville, Shirley Johnson of Lebanon, Mary Wiley of Lafayette; five grandchildren; two sisters, Reba Thaxton of Lafayette, Ruthie (Billy) Driver of Lafayette.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 18, officiated by Bro. Kenneth Swaffer.

Pallbearers were: Donnie, Steven and Stevie Crook, Michael & Bobby Crenshaw and Johnny Thaxton.

Interment was in Friendship Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge or arrangements.

Margaret Jean Williams

Margaret Jean Williams, age 89, of Hartsville,  passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon.

Survivors are: granddaughter, Stacey Williams of Mt. Juliet.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Dixon Springs Cemetery, officiated by Eld. James Shoulders and Eld. J.B. Shoulders.

Pallbearers will be: Ferrell Carman, Mike & Keith Williams, Ricky Shoulders, Woody Badger and William Young.

Anthony Funeral Home, Hartsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Richard Morris

Thomas Richard “Ricky” Morris, age 58, of Bethpage, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 6, officiated by Bro. Matt Brown.

Interment was in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Glen Allen Spears

Glen Allen Spears, age 65, of Cookeville, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at his home.

Survivors are: two sons, Glen A. Spears Jr. of Gainesboro, Turner Spears of Ann Arbor, MI; brother, Ray (Gloria) Spears of Hendersonville; sister, Faye (Tommy) Scruggs of Hartsville.

 

Memorial services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, officiated by Eld. Ricky Brooks.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Billy Graham Association.

Gracie Lorene White

Gracie Lorene White, age 89, of Castalian Springs, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Lewis White; daughter, Wanda Gregory; two sons, Terry & John White; granddaughter, Penny Lynn Gregory.

Survivors are: daughter, Marty (Benny) Oldham of Castalian Springs; daughter-in-law, Judy White of Hartsville; nine grandchildren, Rex (Rhonda) Gregory, Ronnie (Angie) White, Terri Lynn (Jody) Dixon, Donnie (Beth) Oldham, Michael (Summer) White, Joe (Mikki) White, James (Heather) White, Jennie (William) Johnson & Emily Walker; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 29, officiated by Bro. Benny Matthews.

Pallbearers were: Rex Gregory, Donnie Oldham, Michael, Joe & James White and Edwin Martin.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fred A. Vaught Public Library and the Activity Fund at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

Cecil Ray Anderson

Cecil Ray Anderson, age 83, of Castalian Springs, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Edith Anderson; two daughters, Loretta Jean & Pamela Sue Anderson; four brothers, Wade, Wayne , Jim & Bud Anderson; sister, Christine Robinson.

Survivors are: three stepsons, Darrell Mahaney, Doyle Mahaney, Steven (Tammy) Mahaney Sr. of Castalian Springs; step-grandson, Steven (Alicia) Mahaney Jr.; two step-great-grandchildren, Ayden & Avery Mahaney; brother, Roger (Sue) Anderson of Bowling Green, KY.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 29, officiated by Pastor Sue West.

Interment was in the Willow Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Grove Methodist Church and the American Cancer Society.

Jerry Lynn Thompson

Jerry Lynn Thompson, age 67, of the Hillsdale Community in Macon County, departed this life on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Oct. 20, from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder Ricky Brooks and Brother Chris Solomon officiating. Interment followed in Anderson & Son Memorial Park.thompsonobit

Pallbearers were: Lannas Smith, Phillip Beasley, Matt Jenkins, Jeff Thompson, John Franklin, Ricky Hoffman, Tim Lowhorn and Edward Verville.

Jerry Lynn Thompson was born on May 28, 1949 in Wilson County, one of three children born to the late Leon Earl and Jonelle (Oldham) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Mary Thompson and William Jeff and Marjorie Oldham.

He married the former Billie Ruth Gammons, who survives him, on July 11, 1970.

Jerry was a member of Maces Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Macon County High School, Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Jerry spent his 46-year career managing the Laboratory Department of Macon County General Hospital. In addition to his career in healthcare, he maintained a generations-old passion for farming.

In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by: sons, Terry Thompson of Atlanta; Chris Thompson of Lafayette; brother, Jimmy (Donetta) Thompson of the Hillsdale Community; sister, Debbie (Barry Joe) Jenkins of Hartsville; uncles, Dennis (Lucy) Oldham, Raymond (Joann) Thompson, Clois (Aileen) Thompson; six nephews, two nieces, five cousins, five brothers- and sisters-in-laws, as well as a very close work family at Macon County General Hospital.

Louise Williams Swinea

Louise Williams Swinea, age 98, of Castalian Springs, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.

Mrs. Swinea was born June 19, 1918 in Smith County, the daughter of the late Edgar Williams and Dora Mai Stewart. She married Edward Merle Swinea on Nov. 3, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 6, 2007. Mrs. Swinea was also preceded in death by: brothers; James D. Williams, J.B. Williams, Pete Williams, Roy Williams, and John Williams; sisters; Mattie West and Marie Keaton. Mrs. Swinea worked at the DuPont Cellophane Plant for 25 years.

Survivors are: daughter, Mai Nell (Cecil) Reed Hardaway; three grandchildren, Terrell E. (Lisa) House, Carol (Leslie) Pruitt, Clayton (Selena) House; six great-grandchildren, Billy (Carrie) House, Terri (Brian) Ketterman, Christopher K. Tyler, John E. Pruitt, Stacy House, Cory House; step-great granddaughter, Marli (Rudy) Garcia; nine great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandsons; and one great-great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services were conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, Oct. 19, with Bro. Jerry Peace officiating. Interment followed in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Terrell House, Clayton House, Leslie Pruitt, Billy House, Stacy House and Cory House.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers: Teresa Muller, Candy King, Syreeda Smith, Carol Reed, Lisa Hollingsworth, Helen Merryman, and HighPoint Hospice.

Retta Auline Driver Kirby

Retta Auline Driver Kirby, age 94, of Hartsville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at Hartsville Convalescent Center.

She was preceded in death by: husband of 56 years, Corbain J.L. Kirby; son, Travis Jackson Kirby; great-grandson, Christopher Kirby.

Survivors are: four daughters, Lillian (Wilson) Burton of Concord, NC, Lena Frances “Fran” Gross of Hartsville, Janice “Jan” (Ray) Beam of Hartsville, Lanita Ruth Kirby of San Antonio, TX; five sons, Glen (Gretta) Kirby of Carthage, Hal (Ann) Kirby of Lebanon, Wally (Nancy) Kirby of Pikeville, Jerrell Dee (Marilyn) Kirby of Carthage, Steve (Lisa) Kirby of Clarksville; daughter-in-law, Lou Driver Kirby of Lebanon; sister, Irene Harper of Lafayette; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and extended family of nine step-granddaughters, two of which are deceased: Frances & Andi; two step-grandsons, Lane & Zac; two step-great-grandchildren, Axella & Weston; many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Kirby was born April 15, 1922. She was a longtime homemaker and worked many places outside the home. Retta was chosen to be the breakfast head cook at The Louie B. Nunn Lodge in Barren Co., KY. She also worked at garment factories in Fountain Run, KY, Lafayette and Hartsville.

Mrs. Kirby was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and had been a member at Halltown Road Church of Christ in Hartsville since 1997. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends, especially her church family.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Hartsville Church of Christ, officiated by Bro. Steve Kirby and Bro. Michael Grooms.

Pallbearers were: Nathan Burton, Chris Gross, Royce, Kelly, Andy, John, Jeremy, Driver, Jason & Josh Kirby, Isaac & Joseph DeChristina.

Interment was in the Driver Cemetery in Macon County.

Shirley Ann Claridy

Shirley Ann Claridy, age 72, of Riddleton, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Ernest and Albertine Brooks; husband, Billy Ralph Claridy; son-in-law, Wally Woods.

Survivors are: son, Tommy Claridy of Hartsville; three daughters, Tammy (Jeff) Rolin of Bethpage, Terry (Stacey) Warner of Hartsville, Tracey Woods of Dixon Springs; five grandchildren, Mitchell, Clay & Beth Rolin, Cody (Brook) Warner, Brandon Woods; six great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Everett) Ford of Tompkinsville, KY.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 20, officiated by Eld. Jackie Dillehay.

Interment was at Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Robbie Badger Phelps

Robbie Badger Phelps, age 87, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Clayton & Ethel Gregory; twin brother, Robert Hugh Gregory; husband, Tom Phelps.

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Survivors are: two sons, Woody Badger of Hartsville, Bill (Belinda) Badger of Hartsville; daughter, Bettye (Al) Zettergren of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Zack (Rebecca) Zettergren, Rob (Beth) Badger, Liz (John) Allers, Clay Badger, Wyatt Badger & Taylor (Brooke) Badger; six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, officiated by Bro. Jack McCall.

Pallbearers will be: grandsons, Mark Merryman, Johnny Badger & John Allers.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Richard & David Harrison, Brian Badger, Mike Fields & Charles Phelps.

Interment will be in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fred A. Vaught Library and the Glenda Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

Robert Lee “Flo” Seay

Services for Mr. Seay, age 58, were held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Joyce Neuble Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Hartsville Memorial Gardens.seayobit

He was preceded in death by mother, Betty Louise Stewart; father, James Law; grandmother, Louise Seay; three brothers: Thomas Seay, Gill Wright, James Robert; uncle, John Henry Seay; aunt, Henrietta; two sisters: Nancy and Stephanie Law; stepfather, Olie Dell Stewart.

Survivors include wife, Brenda Polston Seay; son, Travis Lee Polston; three daughters: Ashley Nicole Polston, Lizza Jane Hickman, April Waters; two grandsons and five granddaughters, four sisters: Betty Seay, Tonya, Vera, and Angela Law; two brothers: George, Ronald Law; two nephews: Thomas Allen Seay and Larry Jerome Burnley; stepmother, Evelyn Shields; uncle, Bobby Ray Seay; aunts: Dollie M. Banks, Ann Claiborne, Judy Talley, Peggy Seay; two sisters-in-law: Sandra Seay, Eva Wright; many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Devoted friends: Henry Burnley, Edgar Wright, John Hicks, Mylinda Jenkins, Thomas Lee Chumney, Earl Lee Chumney and Joe Cason; devoted cousins: Annette Seay Johnson, Cassie Banks Spickard.