Volume 53, Number 20

twenty four pages two sections

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 19, 2016

Obituaries

Geraldine Dennis
March 30, 1938 - May 10, 2016

Geraldine Dennis, 78 of Airport Rd., Oxford, AL. passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her residence in Oxford, AL.
She was born March 30, 1938 in Byrdstown to the late James Reuben "Coger" and Sarah Leona Cross Dennis. Ms. Dennis was a Goodwill Employee and lived most of her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by sister, Polly Sells; nephew, Jimmy Sells; two brothers, Floyd and Carson Dennis.
Survivors include son, Kenny Dennis and wife Melinda of Oxford, AL; sister, Betty Dillie of Winchester, IN; three brothers, Roy Dennis of Winchester; Cleston Dennis of Connersville, In. and Danny Dennis of Byrdstown; three grandchildren, Matt Dennis, Sarah Farque and Laura Wentzel; three great-grandchildren, Llana and Dean Farque, Lillian Gilmore. Also survived by nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Amonett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Dennis, Mike Dennis, Steve Dennis, Colton Sells, Cooper Sells and Matt Dennis. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Joe Newman
November 16, 1935 - May 9, 2016

Dale Joseph "Joe" Newman, 80 of W. Main St., Byrdstown passed Monday, May 9, 2016 at his residence.
He was born Nov. 16, 1935 in Hungary and has lived the past 28 years in Pickett County. Mr. Newman was a electronic repairman and a member of the Byrdstown First Baptist Church.
Survivors included his companion, Frances Matthews Hassler of Byrdstown. The family has chosen cremation with no memorial set at this time.
Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Elsie Stephens
August 13, 1923 - May 8, 2016

Elsie Belle Moles Stephens, 92 of Hall Rd., Hampton, GA and former resident of Pickett Co. passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA.
She was born August 13, 1923 in Byrdstown to the late John M. and Anna Walker Moles. Mrs. Moles was a housekeeper.
Survivors include sister, Opha Cummings of Byrdstown; niece, Brenda Green of Hampton, GA. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Graveside services were held Friday, May 13, 2016 at Clark Cemetery with Bro. Dale Cox officiating and burial at Clark Cemetery. Pallbearers were family and friends. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

Herman "Peanut" Cross
February 2, 1932 - May 8, 2016

Herman Leston "Peanut" Cross, 84 of Jones Chapel Rd, Byrdstown passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born Feb. 2, 1932 in Pickett Co. to the late Porter Thomas and Effie Brannum Cross. Mr. Cross was a member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church and a contractor/carpenter.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by one sister, Clyo Cross and infant twin brothers.
Peanut is survived by his wife, Betty Tompkins Cross of Byrdstown; five sons, Danny Cross and wife Sandy, Rick Cross and wife Brenda, Rob Cross and wife Debbie all of Byrdstown; Michael Cross of Hendersonville, Tony Cross and wife Shelly of Smithville; two sisters, Allene Crouch and husband Wendell of Byrdstown and Geraldine Oliver of Sulphur Springs, IN; brother Jim Cross and wife Ruth Ann of Byrdstown; 13 grandchildren, Bradley Cross and wife Rachel, Jacob Cross and wife Jessie, Kim Patton and husband Danny, Angie Robbins and husband Derrick, Rebekah Masiongale and husband Brandon, Brent Cross and wife Carol, Tracey Williams and husband Marcus, Ben, Eli, Ally, Isaac, Silas and Abby Cross; 15 great-grandchildren, Ethan, Trevor, Trey, K.T., Kelsey, Colton, Cooper, Conner, Miley, Levi, Jayce, Joni, Miles and Chance. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Wolf River United Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Cross, Bro. Marcus Williams and Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in the Cross Cemetery. Pallbearers were Brad Cross, Jake Cross, Brent Cross, Eli Cross, Trevor Cross, Colton Sells, K.T. Perry, Kyle Perry and Ben Cross. Honorary pallbearers were Ethan, Trey, Isaac, Silas, Cooper, Conner, Levi, Jayce, Miles, Chance, Kim, Angie, Bekah, Tracey, Ally, Abby, Kelsey, Miley and Joni. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com.

June Dailey
August 8, 1951 - May 7, 2016

BYRDSTOWN--June Smith Dailey, 64 of 100 Pickett Square Dr., Byrdstown passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016 at her residence.
She was born Aug., 8, 1951 in Overton Co. to the late Ward and Beulah Lacy Smith. Mrs. Dailey was a retired garment factory worker and lived most of her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Fred Dailey; daughter, Freda Ann Dailey; son, Stevie Wade Dailey; sister, Faye Parsons; three brothers, Eugene, Harold and Arthur Smith.
Survivors include daughter, Rhonda Dailey of Gainesboro; son, Jammie Dailey of Monticello, KY; brother, Charles Smith of Monroe; and three grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ronnie Birdwell officiating with burial at Teeples Cemetery in Clay Co. Wed., May 11, 2016. Pallbearers were Josh Parsons, Greg Parsons, Phillip Smith and Rhonda Dailey. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Daniel Keith Garrett
February 4, 1968 - February 23, 2016

Daniel Keith Garrett, 48 and beloved son of Larry M. Garrett of Oak Grove Rd. passed away February 23, 2016.
He was born February 4, 1968. He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria E. Negron Garrett; grandparents, Fatey and Velma Garrett of Oak Grove; uncle, Calvin Jr. Garrett; aunt, Wanda Garrett Price.
Other than his father he is survived by brother, Lionel Garrett and sister, Mitina Garrett both of Chicago, Ill; two uncles, Leland Thomas Garrett and Earl Russell Garrett both of Oak Grove; aunt, Patsy Garrett Bandy of Nashville.
Graveside services will be held May 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Walter Harold Garrett officiating.

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