Volume 53, Number 38

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, September 22, 2016


Willie Huddleston
November 2, 1919 - September 18, 2016

Willie Leonard Huddleston, 96, formerly of 1488 Moodyville Loop, Moodyville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Signature HealthCARE, Jamestown, TN.
He was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Chanute, to the late Claude S. Huddleston and Nora (Manis) Huddleston. Mr. Huddleston was a farmer, factory worker, Road Supervisor, and construction worker. He was a member of Moodyville Missionary Baptist Church and a Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, 10/30/1943-1/14/1946, stationed in the Marianas Islands, Okinawa. He was a member of the Mark Twain Post 137, The American Legion, Jamestown. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Treva (Garrett) Huddleston; daughter, Leatha Mae (Huddleston) VanMeter; infant granddaughter, Treva Mae VanMeter; brother, Benton Porter Huddleston; nephew, Benton Scott Huddleston; nieces, Barbara Lynelle Garrett and Ester (Garrett) Waters; and second wife, Jessie (Crouch) Jolley.
Survivors include son, Dr. Gerald Huddleston and wife, Janice, Allardt, TN; grandson, Lenny VanMeter and wife, Rheanna, Lexington, KY; brother-in-law, Rev. Kirby Garrett and wife, Nellie, Muncie, IN; four step-children; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sept. 21, at Moodyville Baptist Church with Dr. Doug White, Interim Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jamestown, officiating and burial at Beaty Cemetery, Moodyville. Casket bearers were the Hull York DAV Chapter 5 Honor Guard. Special care was provided by Jennings Funeral Home, Jamestown, TN.

Evalene Pierce Phillips
February 22, 1926 - September 16, 2016

Eva Evalene Pierce Phillips, 90 of Cordell Hull Memorial Dr. passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, TN.
She was born Feb. 22, 1926 in Pickett Co. to the late Joseph Charles and Edna Barnes Pierce. Mrs. Phillips lived most of her life in Pickett Co., was a retired school teacher with Taylor, MI school system for 33 years and a member of the First Christian Church in Byrdstown.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Russel Phillips; brother, Arthur Pierce; two sisters, Emogene Pendergrass and Elsie Holt.
Survivors include daughter, Marian White and husband Bill of Springfield, VA; sister, Betty Bertram and husband Joe of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Teresa Bateman and husband Dan and Cheeba White; two great-grandchildren, Bailey and Avery Bateman. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Stone officiating and burial at Vann's Branch Cemetery. Pallbearers were Avery Bateman, Dan Bateman, Robert Pendergrass, Greg Holt, Gary Holt and Glen Holt. Honorary pallbearers were Jere Pendergrass, Mark Bertram and Cheeba White. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

J.C. Pritchard
March 15, 1944 - September 14, 2016

J.C. "Pruitt" Pritchard, 72 of John Pritchard Rd., Byrdstown passed away Wed., Sept. 14, 2016 at his residence.
He was born March 15, 1944 to the late John William and Bertha Jones Pritchard in Pickett Co. Mr. Pritchard spent most of his life as a truck driver with Blue Grass Cooperage and R. E. West Trucking Co., attended Fairview Church and lived all his life in Pickett Co.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by his first wife, Brenda Pritchard; brother, Smith Pritchard; three brothers-in-law, James Cross, J.C. Neal and Gib Little.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Storie Pritchard; daughter, Monica Pritchard and fiance Danny Reeder; two sons, John Pritchard, Joseph Pritchard and wife Kara, all of Byrdstown; three sisters, Betty Neal and Bennie Cross of Byrdstown, Sue Little of Scottsville, KY; two granddaughters, Cassie and Raelyn Pritchard of Byrdstown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial at Smyrna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Johnny Lee, Francis Brown, David Clark, Jerry Stover, Ray Stover and Bryan Robbins. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Lonnie Pritchard
July 7, 1948 - September 8, 2016

Lonnie J. Pritchard, 68, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at his residence.
He was born on July 7, 1948 in Albany, Ky. but was raised and spent most of his life in Byrdstown, the son of Willard and Jessie (Dudley) Pritchard.
Lonnie graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1967. He worked for Payless Supermarket, Miller’s Milk House, Delaware County, and the City of Muncie. Lonnie was a member of the Rooster Booster, his last words would be “Vote Democrat”. He enjoyed fishing and bowling and was an avid Colts fan.
Survivors include his brother, Larry Pritchard (Brenda) of Muncie; half-brothers, Terry Pritchard (Virginia), Tony Pritchard, and Doug Pritchard of Byrdstown; step-sister, Bonnie Reagan (Everett) of Byrdstown; nieces and nephews, Rick Pritchard of Muncie, Dayden Monroe of Muncie, Michael Pritchard of Jamestown; Michelle Harrison of Albany, KY, Misty McCall (Terry) and Phyllis Pritchard of Byrdstown; special friend, Penny Quirk-Vore of Muncie; and loyal dog, Tucker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Corisur Pritchard, Billy Pritchard, Daniel Pritchard, step-sister, Johnnie Bilbrey, step-mother, Delta Pritchard, and nephew, Billy Jo Pritchard.
A celebration of life will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Democratic Headquarters, 214 N. Walnut St., Muncie, IN 47305. The family would like everyone to bring a good story of Lonnie.
A graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 with Brother Rick Cross officiating at Pritchard Cemetery in Pickett County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door, 2311 W. Jackson St., Muncie, IN 47303. Local arrangements by Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown, TN. Online condolences can be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com


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