From the funeral program collection of Jeanette (McDonald) Minor


Mrs. Josephine Craft

In Loving Memory
Mrs. Josephine Craft

Sunday, January 10, 1999
2:00 p.m.

Timberlake Grove Baptist Church

16435 Highway 22 N.
Lexington, TN 38301



          On January 4, 1999 the death angel of death bore the bright spirit of Josephine Craft to her heavenly home. She was born on March 9, 1939 to the late Evone Thomas. She was loved and raised by her parents Troy and Evone Thomas, who preceded her in death. She was one of ten children in which three brothers also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Timberlake Grove Baptist Church where she worshipped faithfully with her family until the failing of her health. She was united in holy matrimony to Johnny L. Craft on July 28, 1979 whom she loved dearly for many years. She was a natural mother of two and a loving mother of many.

            Our hearts are filled with emotion and sorrow. We should rejoice and thank God for a life which leaves behind laughter, goodness, and peace of mind knowing she was a beautiful flower plucked out of the garden by Jesus to become on of the center pieces of Heaven.

          She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Johnnie Craft, one daughter Robbie Ann Holder (Leon), one son Michael Smith both of Lexington, TN. Two adopted children, Kimberly Parker (Montrail), Crystal Gail Thomas both of Lexington, TN. Two godsons, Stanley Pearson of Lexington, TN and Cecil Smith of Jackson; four brothers, Larry Thomas, L.A. Weathers, Lawrence Weathers, and Terry Weathers all of Lexington, TN; nine sisters, Kathrine Corbitt, MaxinePriddey, Sarah Quince, Patrcia Holingsworth (Hany), Priscilla Bailey, Berlean Cooper (Ben), Ivadean Greer, all of Lexington, TN, Margaret Trice (William), of Henderson, TN Janice Weathers of Murfreesboro, TN; three uncles, William Henry Reed and Lydon Thomas of Lexington, TN, Avalee Thomas of Detroit, MI, two aunts, Jane Johnson (John) of Lexington, TN and Ola Mae Reed of Jackson, TN. She had seven grandchildren, Michael Holder, Jason Smith, Dillon Smith, Janice Renee Thomas, Latonya Holder, Sheree Holder and Cassie Smith. Three great grandchildren Joshua Harmon, Christopher Robertson, and Isaiah Leon Holder. We would also like to say thank you to Alicia Gail Hopewell for always being there and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


Timberlake Grove Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Dennis Easley, Charlie Parker, Sammy Elam, Larry Parker, Leon Priddy, James Arthur Harris, Bobby Deberry

Honorary Pallbearers:
Jason Smith, Michael Leon Holder, Dillon Smith

Honorary Flowerbearers:
Janice Renee Thomas, Andrea Sheree Holder, Latonya Ann Holder, Cassie Nicole Smith

Roberta Moffltt, Barbara Parker, Gladys Easley, Ruth Mitchell Carrie Lee Hopewell, Ruthie Mae Harmon, Valerie Parker, RubyEllis

Bledsoe Funeral Home
256 Middlleton Street
Jackson, TN 38301
(901) 427-1521



Mary Francis Dickerson

In Loving Memory
Mary Francis Dickerson

Sunrise June 6, 1927             Sunset August 2, 2000


- The Service -
Tuesday: August 8, 2000
11.00 A.M

Macedonia Baptist Church
3240 Adams Street
Denver, Colorado 80205

Dr. Paul Martin, Officiating



Precious Memories
Mary Francis Dickerson

Mrs. Mary Francis Dickerson was born on June 5, 1927 to the late Add, Sr., and Odessa Westbrooks in Parsons, Henderson County, Tennessee. She was the youngest of four children.

Mary Francis was educated and later worked in the Henderson County School System. She attended and completed Beauty School in Memphis, Tennessee. Mary and Ransom met in Lexington, Tennessee and were married in Denver Colorado in 1951. She was the proud mother of four children, Isaac, Gloria, Rebecca and Joe.

In her religious life, Mary confessed her faith and was baptized at an early age at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, Tennessee. After moving to Denver, she united with Macedonia Baptist Church in 1966 where she served until her moving to Nashville, Tennessee in May of 2000. Sister Dickerson enjoyed singing in the choirs, serving in the missionary society and Lydia Circle No. 8, and attending her Sunday School Class. Sister Dickerson actively served as chairperson of the kitchen committee for many years. She enjoyed cooking and it was her talent. She cooked for Montgomery School, John B. Morris Childcare, and Union Excel Institute. She shared her love of cooking in church by serving families, pastors, and friends of Macedonia. Sister Dickerson became a Deaconess in 1992 and served faithfully when her health would allow her. She was employed at Mercy Medical Center for many years.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother great-great grandmother, and a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers. Add, Jr., and James, and her sister Margie. Mary departed this life on Wednesday, August, 2, 2000, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted and loving husband, Mr. Ransom Dickerson of Smyrna, Tennessee; two sons, Isaac (Veronica) Harmon and Joe Dickerson, both of Aurora, Colorado; two daughters, Gloria (Robert) Carver of Aurora, Colorado, and Rebecca (Ronald) Curry of La Vergne, Tennessee; one brother, Fred (Johnnie) Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio; three sister-in-laws, Berneice Westbrooks, Ann Westbrooks, both of Denver Colorado, and Willie Massey of Lexington, Tennessee; thirteen grand children, seven great grandchildren, a great, great grandchild, a host of nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends.


Cornelius Scott, Charles Carter, George Pugh, Reginald Heath, Michael Hancock, Wilbur Williams

Antwan Harmon, Vincent Harmon, Joey Harmon, Elliott Dickerson, Joshua Dickerson, Gerald Harmon, Robert Carver, Jr.

Ft. Logan National Cemetery
Denver. Colorado

Pipkin Mortuary
2531 Ogden Street
Denver, Colorado 80205





Neely (Addie) Lee Easley


Neely (Addle) Lee Easley

February 7, 1929 Sunrise-August 9, 2002 Sunset


Tuesday, August 13, 2002
4:00 PM

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Percy Smith, Pastor
Rev. Norman Carver, Officiant



          As the sun rose on February 7, 1929, Neely Addie Lee Carver was born to the late Roy and Janie Carver. She became a Christian and joined church at an early age.

          She served and remained a faithful member of St. Paul Baptist Church. She was united in marriage with John Marshall Easley in 1947. To this union six children were born. One preceded her in death, Casandra Roshen Easley.

          She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted husband; Marshall Easley; five children; Virginia Lee Easley, John (Laruth) Easley, Raymond (Gwen) Easley, Dennis (Gladys) Easley, and Cecil N. Easley; three brothers; Waymon (Clara) Carver, Melbourne, Fla., C. H. (Betty) Carver, and Rev. Norman (Ann) Carver of Lexington, TN.; sister, Nelma Sue (William) Johnson; four brothers preceded her in death. Royal "Dib" (Augusta) Carver, Howard (Maxine) Carver, Carl (Mary Jane) Carver and Hurtis Carver. One aunt, Annie Mae Cathey. One uncle, Issiah Cathey of Michigan. Six grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pall Bearers: Grandsons

Flower Girls: Granddaughters

Coopers Grove Cemetery
Lexington, TN

Arrangements Entrusted To
People's Funeral Home
Lexington, TN



Mrs. June Lavern Hilliard

The Homegoing Celebration

May 5, 1931-January 15, 2002

Sunday, January 20, 2002
2:00 P.M.

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
33 North Lewis Street
Lexington Tennessee 38351

Rev. Samuel White, Pastor



          God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he whispered "Come With Me".

          Tuesdays January 15, 2002, The death angel touched Sis June Lavern Hillyard with a finger of silence, causing a golden heart to stop beating and hard working hands to be put to rest.

          June was born in Henderson County on May 5,1.931 to the late Mr. Autry and Grace Parker. She was the second of six children who all proceeded her in death. She was educated in the Henderson County school system. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where she sang in the choir until her health wouldn't allow her to.

          She leaves to cherish her memories; a loving husband, R. D. Hillyard, two sons, Kenneth (Lisa) Fields, Kevin (Zundra) Fields, all of Lexington, Tennessee. Four grandchildren, Jacqueline Halliburton, Colton Fields, Joshual Fields, and Taylor Fields. One great grandson, Ryan Halliburton, all of Lexington, Tennessee. Two aunts Pensy Watson, Kansas City, and Lessie Freeman of California. Eleven nephews and ten nieces and a host of other relatives and friends.


Kizer Cemetery

Pall Bearers:
O. C. Hall, Thomas Arnold, Willie Staton, Micheal Smith, Tommy Flakes, Earl Flake, Jr.

Flower Bearers:
Dorthy Mae Timberlake, Joyce Hall, Dorthy Jean Carver, Neta Mae Johnson, Carrie Jones, Effie Hart

Service Entrusted to:
People's Funeral Home
330 Reeves St.-P.O. Box .900
Lexington, Tenn. 33351
(731) 968-2145



Mr. W. C. Yarbro

In Loving Memory
Mr. W. C. Yarbro

Wednesday, July 18,2001
1:00 P.M.

Parkerís Temple
Church Ofí God In Christ
Lexington, Tennessee

Elder Charles Daniel
Elder Joseph Fisher


August 16, 1935-July 13, 2001


          On the afternoon of July 13, 2001, the Angel of silence came and with chilly fingers sealed the lips of Bro. W. C. Yarbro. His soul winged it's flight from this world of sin, sorrow and pain to a place of eternal rest.

          Bro. Yarbro was born in Henderson County, Tennessee on August 16, 1935 to the late W. H. and Linnie M. Yarbro.

          He attended the public schools of Henderson County, Tennessee.

          On August 27, 1955, he was united in Holy matrimony to Mary E. Browning. At this time he became the father of Johnny W. Browning.

          He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Mary Elizabeth Yarbro; one son, Johnny (Margaret) Browning of Cedar Grove, Tennessee; two grandsons, Frederick Browning and Derrick Browning, both of Memphis, Tennessee; three great grandsons, Braxston ONeal, Brannon ONeal and Kaylon Browning, all of Memphis, Tennessee and one brother, L. M. Yarbro of Lexington, Tennessee. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends who will cherish his memory.


Casketbearers: St. John Lodge #43

Floralbearers: "Nieces"

Cooper Grove Church Cemetery


Arrangements Entrusted To:
Mercer Brothers Funeral Home

501 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Phone (901) 423-4922
Day or Night

85 Barnhill Street
Lexington, Tennessee 38351
Phone (901)967-5783
Day or Night

Toll Free 1-888-293-2178


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