FUNERAL PROGRAMS,
HENDERSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

(Lexington Cemetery Interments)

From the funeral program collection of Marilyn Henry

In Loving Memory of
MR. BEN CECIL CATHEY
November 17, 1914-December 14, 1993

Saturday, December 18, 1993
2:00P.M.

St. Paul Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Lonnie Black, Officiant

 

OBITUARY

            On the morning of December 14, 1993 the angel of silence came and with chilly fingers, sealed the lips of Mr. Ben Cecil Cathey. His soul winged its flight from this world of sin, sorrow and pain to a place of eternal rest.

            Cecil was born in Henderson County, November 17, 1914, the son of the late Mrs. Nellie Cathey and the late Mr. Isaiah Cathey. He attended the schools of Henderson County. At an early age, he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a faithful member of the St. Paul Baptist Church until his health failed. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He united in holy matrimony to Annie Mae Gardner on December 3, 1938. To this union, one son was born. He was a good father and a loving husband. He was ill for some time, bearing it patiently.

            He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted wife, Mrs. Annie Mae Cathey; one son, Dr. Ben Cathey of Lansing, MI; one brother, Mr. Isiah Cathey of South Bend, IN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

INTERMENT
Lexington Cemetery Lexington, Tennessee

PALLBEARERS
Mr. Samuel Timberlake, Mr. James Carver, Mr. Wayne Cathey, Mr. Shawn Carver, Mr. Mark Carver, Mr. Joe H. Standord, Mr. Isaac Cathey, Mr. Bryant Carver

HONORARY PALLBEARERS
FLOWERBEARERS
The Friendship Club & Friends

Arrangements by
PARHAM MORTUARY
Lexington, Tennessee
901-968-5882

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IN LOVING MEMORY
of the late
MRS. EVA RUSH CATHEY

1915-1987

TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1987
2:00P.M.

REV. SAMUEL WHITE - Officiating

PILGRIM REST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
108 Lewis Street
Lexington, Tennessee 38351

 

OBITUARY

            On March 26, 1937 the death angel came and bore away our beloved mother, Mrs. Eva Rush Cathey. She was born May 27, 1915 to the late Tom Bell and Dixie Rush.

            She united with the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School treasurer and as a Sunday School instructor for many years.

            She was united in holy matrimony to the late Clarence Cathey.

            She leaves to mourn her passing: five daughters, Ms. Shirley Taylor, Mrs. Marilyn Henry, Mrs. Edith Harmon and Mrs. Vanessa Jones all of Lexington and Mrs. Frances Treadway of San Pablo, CA; two sons, Mr. Wayne Cathey and Mr. Issac Cathey both of Lexington; one son preceded her in death at an early age, Billy Joe Taylor; two sisters, Ms. Connie Willow Roberts of Detroit, MI and Mrs. Marnella Mayo of Lexington; four brothers, Mr. Dennis Rush of Lexington, Mr. George Rush and Mr. Alf Rush of Detroit, MI, and Mr. Clyde Rush of New York, NY; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

INTERMENT
Lexington Cemetery

FLOWER BEARERS
The Friendship Club

CASKETBEARERS
Bro. James Johnson, Jr, Bro. Robert Pearson, Bro. Joseph Parker, Bro. William E. Johnson, Bro. Ernest Ray Thomas, Bro. William Johnson

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Celebrating The Homegoing of
Bolivia Ann Cockerham
1942-1996

Sunday, February 18, 1996
1:00PM

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Samuel White, Officiant

 

Obituary

            Bolivia Ann Cockerham was born February 2, 1942 in Lexington, Tennessee to Odell Parker and the late Elnora Timberlake Parker.

            She attended the public schools of Henderson County, graduating from Montgomery High School. She was a graduate of Tennessee State University and was retired from South Central Bell. She was formerly married to Curtis Cockerham. To this union, three children were born. She departed this life on February 14, 1996 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee after a very long illness.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her father, Odell Parker of Lexington; three sons: Dwight (Yacca) Cockerham of Lexington, Corey Cockerham and Shawn Cockerham of Nashville; a daughter, Tiffany Cockerham of Nashville; three grandchildren: Terrill, OíShany and OíShay; two sisters: Kay Parker and Sandra Parker both of Lexington; three brothers: Kenny (Julia) Parker, Danny (Denise) Parker and Patrick (Pearlie) Parker all of Lexington; an uncle, an aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Committal and Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Flowerbearers
Friends

Casket bearers
Howard Kizer, J. W. Kizer, Jr., John Johnson, J. C. Johnson, Charlie Parker, Perry Kizer

Arrangements by
PARHAM MORTUARY
Lexington, Tennessee
901-968-5882

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The Homegoing Celebration of
Mrs. Rexie Ferguson Griffin

December 12, 1920-September 17, 1998

Sunday
September 20, 1998
1:00 P.M.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
33 Lewis Street
Lexington, Tennessee
Rev. Samuel White, Pastor

 

Obituary

            The Angel of the Lord came and summoned Sis. Rexie Ferguson Griffin to sleep on Thursday, September 17, 1998. Sis. Griffin was born on December 12, 1920 in Luray, Tennessee to the late Willie Lee and Martha Jane Ferguson. She received her education in the Henderson County School System. She also received her teaching degree from Lane College of Jackson, Tennessee. She was an educator for thirty years. After retiring, she returned to Lexington, Tennessee.

            Sis. Griffin began her Christian Education at Luray C.M.E. Church; she later moved to Paducah, Kentucky and joined the Harrison St. Baptist Church. After returning to Lexington, she joined the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, where she remained until her departure from this earth.

            Sis. Griffin was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ruth Williams. She leaves to cherish her memory, two devoted daughters, Sandra Neal of Paducah, Kentucky and Myra Neal Henderson of West Chester, Ohio; one grandson, Maxwell (Kristy) Henderson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a devoted friend, Charles Teague of Lexington, Tennessee.

 

Pallbearers
Tobby Teague, Edward Warlick, Harold Corbin, J. W. Kizer, Odell Teague, Adell Teague

Flowerbearers
Sharon Hart, Inez Thomas, Linda Teague, Jackie Teague, Ruth Mae Harmon, Christine Hall

Committal And Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Final Arrangements Entrusted To:
Parham Mortuary
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-5882

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In Loving Memory
Mr. John Brown Harmon
June 9, 1909-January 5, 1996

Monday, January 8, 1996
1:00 p.m.
at
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Ivey Jamison, Officiating

 

Obituary

            John Brown Harmon was born in Henderson County on June 9th, 1909, to the late Mattie and Willie Harmon.

            He departed this life on Friday, January 5th, 1996, at 8:45 am at Briarwood Manor Convalescent Center. He was preceded in death by six sisters and one brother.

            He received his education in Henderson County public school system. At an early age he accepted Christ as his personal savior at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where he remained a faithful member until his death.

            He was employed for the State Highway Department, where he retired in 1978. After retiring, he continued to tend to his farm.

            He was united in Holy wedlock to Raleigh Mayo Harmon, who preceded him in death. To this union no children were born, but were foster parents to other children

            He leaves behind to cherish his loving memory, two foster sons, Terry Kizer of Champaign, IL, Melvin Taylor (Pauline) of Ft. Washington, MD, two daughters, Jewell Mason and Patty Joy (Dwayne Moffitt) all of Lexington, TN. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

 

Interment: Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Pall Bearers
Terry Buckley, Clarence Stanford, William Kizer, Marvin Mayo, Tyrone Foreman, Robert Yancey, J. W. Kizer, Kerry Buckley

Flower Bearers
Choir Members, Usher Board, & Friends

Peoples Funeral Home
330 Reeves Street, Lexington, TN
603 Clifton Road, Savannah, Tennessee

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Celebrating The Life
of
Mr. Sherman Harmon
March 5, 1958-September 29, 1998

Friday
October 2,1998
2:00 P.M.

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

 

Obituary

            Sherman Harmon was born March 5th, 1958 in Lexington, Tennessee to Ora Lee Harmon and Leon Harmon. He departed this life on September 29, 1998 at Methodist Hospital-Central in Memphis, Tennessee, leaving his stay on this earth forty years. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Harmon.

            He leaves to cherish his special memories, his loving parents, Ora Lee Harmon and Leon Harmon; three children, Lamarcus Randles, Christopher Thomas and Candice Moffitt, all of Lexington; a very special step-daughter, Shelia Arnold of Lexington; five sisters and five brothers, Robert (Ruthie) Harmon, Oscar (Edith) Harmon, Otis (Mary) Harmon, Ora (Leon) Priddy, all of Lexington, Rebecca (Harvey) Farmer of Jackson, TN, Harold (Christine) Harmon and Gari (Joe) Smith of Lexington and Ricky (Denise) Harmon of Decaturville, TN; five aunts, Alice Dodson, Freddy Rice, a special aunt, Mattie Grady all of Memphis, TN, Alice Harmon of New Orleans, LA and Lucille Fitzgerald of Lexington, TN.

 

Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Pallbearers
Michael Massey, Steve Massey, Steve Parker, Bobby Tubbs, Daniel Ingram, Charlie Kizer

Flowerbearers
Verena Massey, Sherry Moffitt, Lucille Ingram, Vanessa Jones, Louise Bomer, Katina Williams

Final Arrangements Entrusted To:
Parham Mortuary
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-5882

Pettigrew Publishing & Design
421-8398

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In Loving Memory
of
MRS. LORENE HARMON

October 6, 1912-February 3, 1997

Sunday, February 9, 1997
1:00 P.M.

St. Paul Baptist Church
Hwy. 412 East
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Lonnie Black, Officiating

 

            On Monday afternoon, February 3, 1997, at 3:00 p.m., the Death Angel knocked on the door and summoned Sis. Lorene Harmon to come home. She was a patient at University Hospital for a few weeks, and later transferred to Candlewood Nursing Home, both of Cleveland, OH.

            She was a lifelong native of Henderson County, and moved to Lexington from the Holly Springs Community. She was born on October 6, 1912 to the late Thad and Mary Della Cawthon McHaney. Like so many others during the years of her childhood, she was unable to complete secondary school. But a determination and keen mind drove her to study hard and receive her GED on November 25, 1970, at the age of 58. She was a retired teacherís aide.

            At an early age she was converted and soon became an active leader in St. Paul Baptist Church, being its oldest original female member. Through the many connections in the church, she served as a Sunday School teacher, church secretary, B.T.U. president, president of the Baptist Association, member of the missionary society and mothers board. Mrs. Harmon was a self-taught musician, playing regularly for the church 60+ years. She wasnít selfish in her God given talent, for she helped in the music department of most churches in the city and county when called upon, and when it didnít conflict with her services at her church.

            Many accompanied musicians came and went for various reasons, but she remained steadfast and devoted until the battle was ended. She also played piano for the Henderson County Senior Citizens Center Singers, and was a member of the Rosebud Chapter of the O.E.S. #223.

            She was united in Holy Wedlock at the age of 13 to Mr. Hall Harmon, and remained a devoted wife until his death 63 years later in 1988.

            In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by Mr. Pearlie McHaney, brother; Mr. Ozie M. McHaney and Mrs. Eula McHaney, brother and sister-in-law; and a sister Ms. Addle McHaney. Left to mourn her passing and reflect on fond memories are two nieces, Mrs. Mary Everett McClerking of Cleveland, OH; and Mrs. Mary Helen Allison of Nashville, TN; a brother-in-law, Mr. Sampson Harmon (Ora Lee) Lexington, TN. Many great nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends.

 

INTERMENT
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

PALLBEARERS
Officers of St. Paul

FLOWER BEARERS
O.E.S.

HONORARY FLOWER BEARERS
Motherís Board & Missionary Society

Arrangements Entrusted to:
PARHAM MORTUARY
LEXINGTON, TN 38351

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The Homegoing Celebration of
Mr. John Bradley Johnson, Jr.

Monday, March 22, 1999
1:00 p.m.
Timberlake Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Wildersville, Tennessee
Rev. Felix Tuggles, Officiant

 

Obituary

            John Bradley Johnson Jr., the oldest son born to Mae L. Johnson and the late John H. Johnson on December 4, 1936. Mr. Johnson departed this life, Thursday Night, March 18, 1999 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington, Tennessee.

            He completed his secondary education at Montgomery H High School, Lexington, Tennessee and two years of vocational training Lexington, Tennessee. With other specialty training from Memphis, Tennessee.

            He professed his hope in Christ at an early age and first united with Timberlake Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Through adulthood and many relocations, he later moved back to Lexington, Tennessee and united with Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. There he served on the Deacon Board, Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher, Youth Advisor, Choir and other various offices in the church. He was united in holy Matrimony on June 6, 1958, to Vivian Geneal Newbren. To this union four children were born. He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted wife of forty great years, Vivian Johnson; four devoted children, three daughters, Nerissa G. (Bobby) Deberry, Ivadella C. (Ben) Buck, of Lexington, TN, Anita P. Johnson of Memphis, TN and one son John T. Johnson of Memphis, TN. A very affectionate mother, Mae L. Johnson of Lexington, TN, two dedicated brothers, James E. (Bennie Sue) Johnson and William H. (Nelma Sue) Johnson both of Lexington, TN; six caring sisters, Mamie (Hal) Mayo, Novella (Ray) Ross who proceeds him in death, Allie Mae(Vernell) Arnold of Lexington. TN, Dorothy Sanders of Indianapolis, Indiana, Edna Robertson, and Geneva C.(Lynn) Brown of Lexington, TN; seven grandchildren, two proceeding him in death, one step-grandchild, four adopted grandchildren, who will cherish his taught wisdom and loving memories; several nieces and nephews, cousins, loving uncle, aunts and numerous friends.

 

Honorary Pallbearers
St. John Mason Lodge #43

Active Pallbearers
Steve Robertson, Galen Johnson, Greg Brown, Tony Robertson, Mitchie Johnson, Alan Johnson

Honorary Flower Bearers
Nieces

Active Flower Bearers
Great Nieces

Committal And Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Final Arrangements Entrusted To:
PARHAM MORTUARY
LEXINGTON, TENNESSEE
(901) 968-5882

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In Loving Memory of
Sam Johnson, Sr.

SUNRISE: August 24, 1914
SUNSET: October 31, 1998

Services
Wednesday, November 4, 1998
7:00 P.M.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
33 Lewis Street, Lexington, Tennessee 38351

Rev. Samuel White, Officiating

 

Obituary

            Sam Johnson, Sr. was born August 24, 1914 in Lexington, TN to the late Willie Lee and Lizzie Johnson. He was the third child to this union. All preceded him in death. He confessed a hope in Christ and united with Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. He departed this life October 31, 1998 to retire to a better place.

            He obtained his education in the Henderson County School System at the old Kizer School. After graduation he worked in the field of masonry until his health failed.

            He was united in Holy Matrimony to Lizzie Mae Williams, who preceded him in death. To this union eight children were born. One daughter, Virginia Campbell, preceded him in death. He was a devoted father and assured the needs of his family were met.

            He leaves to cherish his memory: Sons: William E. Johnson (Joy), Lexington, TN; Sam Johnson, Jr. (Betty), Nashville, TN; Clint H. Johnson (Betty), Nashville, TN. Daughters: Imogene Yarbrough, Lexington, TN; Leana Gordon, Nashville, TN; Rose M. Everett, Nashville, TN; Arlinda Johnson, Lexington, TN. Foster Daughter: Shirley Payne, Nashville, TN. Foster Son: James C. Massey, Suffork, VA. Grandchildren: Nineteen. Great Grandchildren: Thirty. Great, Great Grandchildren: Seven. Aunts: Inez Flakes, Lexington, TN; Birtie Wilburn, Lawrence, KS. A Devoted Nephew: Charlie Parker. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 

Pall Bearers
Grandsons

Flower Bearers
Granddaughters

Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Thursday
November 5, 1998
11:00 a.m.

Final Arrangements Entrusted
Parham Mortuary
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-5882

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Homegoing Services of
MRS. GEORGIA JORDAN

Sunday August 2, 1998
2:00 P.M.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
108 Lewis Street

 

Obituary

            GEORGIA JORDAN was born on May 8, 1926 to the late Comack and Jo Ann Johnson. She was educated at Montgomery School. She was united in Holy Matrimony to the late David Jordan. She was a born-again Christian. She began her christian education at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. She later joined the Mt. Zion Fellowship Church where she remained a faithful member until her health began to fail. She departed this life on Thursday, July 30, 1998 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, three devoted children, Carolyn (Billy) Bomer and Herbert (Coretta) Melton, both of Lexington, TN and Peretha Booker of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren, Angela Parker, Deloria Thomas, Monique Parker, Lonnie (Erika) Bomer, Herbert Melton, Jr. and Natasha Melton; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, one aunt, Mrs. Tommie Anderson; one uncle, William Johnson; two nieces, Lee and Jo Ann Howard of Indianapolis, IN; one nephew, Noble Howard of Los Angeles, CA; and an adopted mother, Mrs. Dessie Steele of Lexington, TN and many other relatives and friends.

 

INTERMENT
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Pallbearers
Jr. Melton, Cleveland Parker, Adell Teague, David Johnson, Curtis Ross, Larry Flakes

Honorary Pallbearers
Winslow Helms, Justin Parker, Christopher Thomas

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In Lovinq Memory
Of The Late
CHARLES H. "Bub" KENNEDY
1918-1983

Thursday, August 18, 1983 - 2:00 P.M.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee
Rev. Samuel White
Rev. Charles Timberlake, Officiating

 

Obituary

            Charles H. Kennedy was born in Nashville, Tenn., on January 30, 1918 to the late Charlie and Renner Kennedy. He was the third oldest child in a family of seven children.

            When Charles was quite young, the Kennedy family moved to Sardis, Tennessee. The Family later settled in Lexington, Charles remained there until his death.

            During his school-age years, he attended the Saltillo Elementary School and Montgomery High School. When in high school, he enjoyed sports and played on the basketball team.

            After high school, he began boxing. He went to Detroit to train for professional boxing, but only stayed for a short time. Yet his boxing career was an impressive one. Known in boxing circles as "Bub" Kennedy, he was considered to represent the south end of Henderson County. He made his name by being a tough hard hitting light heavyweight fighter. He fought some of the best in light heavyweight, heavyweight, and middle weight classes.

            In 1941, Charles united in holy wedlock with Miss Eula Mae Timberlake. To this union, two children were born; Ms. Aurelia Kennedy Larry and Dr. Charlotte L. Kennedy.

            He united with the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. J.W. Smith. He was later appointed a trustee of the church ó an honor which his family considered a major step in his life. He gave freely to his church and wanted so much to see it grow. He always believed in praying before every meal. In each of his prayers, he added a special thanks to God for life and for His goodness.

            He was a construction worker and pipeliner. After retiring, he maintained an active productive life worked for himself as a scrap iron dealer. He never worked by the clock, but worked until the job was done.

            Charles was a member of St. John Lodge #43 and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers #150. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the Army.

            He was a family man. He was a good provider and always wanted the best for his family. His greatest desire was to see his children grow up and get the best education possible.

            Charles was ill for quite a longtime, but bore his illness with patience, never complaining. When he was asked how he felt, he would always say "Very Well." He departed this life on August 14, 1983 at 10:30 A.M. at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee.

            He leaves to cherish his memory a faithful and devoted wife, Mrs. Eula Mae Kennedy; two loving and caring daughters, Ms. Aurelia K. Larry of Houston, Texas and Dr. Charlotte L. Kennedy of Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Mae Pearson and Mrs. Narline Timberlake of Lexington; two brothers, Mr. Henry Louis Kennedy of Tiptonville, Tenn. and Mr. E. H. Kennedy of Hampton, Virginia; one aunt, Mrs. Flora Combs of Lexington; one devoted niece, Mrs. Joy Johnson of Lexington; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to mourn his departure.

            He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

 

INTERMENT - Lexington Cemetery

Flower Bearers
June Pearson, Imogene Priddy, Georgia Mae Cathy, Laveria priddy, Evergene Cooper, Manilla Mayo, Arlinda Johnson

Casketbearers
John Curtis Easley, Murray Pearson, L. C. Harmon, Eather Quince, Ernest Thomas, William E. Johnson, George T. Beal

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Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home

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A Service of Memory for
Starla Marie Pearson

 

Tuesday, June 20, 1995
200 P.M.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Lonnie Black
Officiating

 

Obituary

            Starla Marie Pearson was born on November 22, 1958 in Lexington, Tennessee to Mr. and Mrs. John and Ruby Pearson Sr. She departed this life on June 16, 1995 to retire to a better place.

            Starla accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where she was a dedicated member until her death.

            Starla began her early school years at Montgomery Elementary School and finishing them at Caywood Elementary School. As a student at Lexington High School, she was active as a basketball player as well as in other school activities. Upon graduation from high school in 1976, Starla made the decision to continue her education at Jackson State Community College.

            Starla was an out-going, ambitious person who always strived to do her very best. She leaves to cherish her memory: A son; Marcus LeSean Pearson of Nashville, Tennessee. Her parents; John and Ruby Pearson Sr. of Lexington, Tennessee. Two brothers; John Pearson Jr. of Lexington and the late Gary Pearson who preceded her in death. Five sisters; Elaine Hopewell, Abbie (Steve) Massey, Tracye (Gregory) Taylor, Tina Pearson, all of Lexington, Tennessee and Carol (Friend, Terrance Gleaves) Pearson of Nashville, Tennessee. She also leaves three nieces, four nephews, three aunts and three uncles. Her grandparents were the late Charlie and Renner Kennedy and the late Jessie and Pearl Pearson. Her bright smile and outstanding personality will also be missed by several special friends; Jenny Howard-Brown, Angela Humphrey and Verleon Pope, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

 

Interment
Lexington Cemetery

Musicians
James Campbell, Charles Clark

Pallbearers
Cleveland Parker, Stanley Campbell, Wayne Parker, Arness Henry, Dean Johnson, Danny R. Kizer, Michael Smith

Flower Bearers
Angela Taylor, Priscilla Johnson, Margaret Witt, Theresa Randles, Loretta Simmons, Cheryl Parker

Final Arrangements Entrusted To
Peoples Funeral Home
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-2711

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(901) 424-5541

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In Loving Memory of
BLAND E. ROBINSON

Sunday, January 10, 1993
200 P.M.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Lonnie Black, Officiant

 

OBITUARY

            Mrs. Bland E. Robinson, the daughter of the late John Henry and Daisy Edwards, was born September 10, 1906 in Decatur County. She departed this life on Friday, January 8, 1993 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington.

            Mrs. Robinson was a member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where she served as choir musician during the earlier years of her life.

            She attended elementary and high school in Davidson and Henderson Counties. She attended Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee where she received her Bachelors of Science degree. She furthered her education at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.

            Mrs. Robinson is a retired school teacher having completed 49 years of dedicated service. She taught school in Hardeman and Henderson Counties. She also taught in the Lexington City System where she retired in 1972

            She held membership in a number of organizations including the Henderson County Teachers Association, West Tennessee Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, National Education Association and the Lexington Education Association.

            She will be remembered for her great love and concern for people. She always made reference to those she taught as "my boy; or my girl She leaves to cherish her memory a faithful and dedicated husband, Mr. A. L. Robinson along with a host of relatives and friends.

 

INTERMENT: LEXINGTON CEMETERY

MUSICIANS
Mrs. Ollie Lou Pearson, Mrs. Lorene Harmon

FLOWER BEARERS
Jean Buck, Shirley Flakes, Edna Halton, Barbara Parker, Charlotte Sharpe, Gracie Timberlake

HONORARY PALLBEARERS
W. L. Arnold, Mark Carver, Wayne Cathey, William Earl Johnson, Joseph Parker, Odell Parker, Sam Timberlake, W. C. Yarbro

ACTIVE PALLBEARERS
Lynn A. Brown, Anthony Buck, Eugene Easley, William H. Johnson, James H. Pearson, Charles Sharpe

arrangements by
PARHAM MORTUARY
Lexington, TN

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Requiescat in Pace
MRS. PAULINE K. ROBINSON
1916-1982

Memoria1 Services
Conducted From the
LEWIS CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH
Lexington, Tennessee

Tuesday, July 20, 1982
2:00 P.M.

Rev. Charles Jackson, Officiant

 

            Mrs. Pauline K. Robinson was born April. 24, 1916 in Henderson County; to the late Charlie and Renner Kennedy. She departed this life on Friday, July 16, 1982 at her house on North Main Street.

            She accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Maryís Methodist Church in Saltillo, Tennessee. After coming to Lexington, she united with Lewis Chapel A. M. E. Church where she served as a trustee and chair person of the building fund committee

            She was very dedicated, a hard worker, a devoted church member, and the type of person who could never say no.

            After graduating from Montgomery High School, she received a degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville; and did further study at East Tennessee State University at Johnson City; University of Virginia at Richmond; Florence State College, Florence, Ala.; and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

            She was a teacher of Home Economics and Science in the Bristol, Tn. city school system for 32 years. Mrs. Robinson loved both her work and her pupils.

            While at Bristol, she organized and was advisor for New Homemakers of America and was East Tennessee advisor for the same organization; was sponsor for Future Teachers of America; worked with Young Womenís Christian Assoc., School Patrol, Novelty Club, Science Club and was a Scout Leader.

            System-wise activities included membership on the Board of Directors for Bristol, Tennessee Teachersí Credit Union where she filled the offices of secretary, vice-president and president; chairman of the hospitality committee, student welfare committee and a member of the faculty club.

            Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Retired Teachers Associations, national, state and local. Here in Lexington, she was on the board or directors for Senior Citizens, where she served as secretary. She was a member of the advisory committee for the Henderson County Vocational Food Service.

            On June 21, 1952, she was united in holy wedlock to D. J. Robinson. After taking an early retirement, she returned to Lexington to her home on North Main Street to do some of the things she enjoyed doing.

            Survivors include her husband, D. J. Robinson, a daughter by Godís choice, Mrs. Joy Johnson, Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. Narline Timberlake and Mrs. Ruby Mae Pearson, both of Lexington; three brothers, E. H. Kennedy, Hampton, Va. and Charles H. and Henry L. Kennedy, both of Lexington; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Interment: Lexington Cemetery

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A Service of Thanksgiving
for the life of

Addie Louise Taylor Stanford

1926-1996

Two o Ďclock in the afternoon
Tuesday, the thirtieth of January
One thousand, nine hundred, ninety-six

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev. Samuel White, Pastor
Rev. Billy J. Jackson, Officiant

 

Obituary

            Addie Louise Taylor Stanford was born in Henderson County, Lexington, Tennessee on July 27, 1926 to the late Roy and Novella "Dollie" Taylor. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in 1936. She was a faithful member and served in the Missionary Society and was a member of the choir. She was united in marriage to the late John Oliver Stanford in 1942. From this union, four children were born. Two sons, John Jr. and Bobby preceded her in death. She departed this life Saturday, January 27, 1996.

           She leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter, Ruth (Campanella) Parker; a loving son, Roy (Patricia) (Lula B.) Stanford; a devoted granddaughter, Sherry Stanford Garrett; grandchildren, Lawuan Stanford, Covey Parker, Lionel Parker and Romunus Stanford; a greatgrandson, Tajh Stanford; a devoted stepdaughter, Mearl Morgan of Memphis; a sister, Elizabeth (William) DeBose of Knoxville, TN; three brothers: Rudolph (Brenda) Taylor and James "Tommy Hawk" Taylor of Knoxville and Richard Taylor of Memphis, TN; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Timberlake and Rose Cherry; eight nieces, nine nephews, and a host of devoted friends.

 

Committal and Interment
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

Active Casket bearers
Nephews and Friends

Active Flowerbearers
Nieces and Friends

Final Arrangements Entrusted To:
Parham Funeral Home
Lexington, Tennessee
(901) 968-5882

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A Service of Farewell for
JOHN L. STEELE

Wednesday, February 11, 1998
1:00 P.M.
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
33 Lewis St.
Lexington, Tennessee
Rev. Samuel White, Officiant

 

OBITUARY

            John L. Steele was born February 4, 1934 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee to Dessie Steele and the late John Steele. He was educated at Montgomery Elementary and High School. He also attended Lane College. After graduation from high school, he attended Lane College for a year, and then decided to enter the U. S. Army to serve his country. After serving in the Army, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he remained until returning home in July 1997.

            John was a born again christian. He began his christian education at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington, TN.

            He was united in Holy Matrimony to Dannie Floyd, and to this union, three children were born. He was later united in Holy Matrimony to Jackie Johnson, and to this union, one child was born. John was preceded in death by his father, John Steele and his sister, Jessie Buckley. John departed this life on Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Methodist Hospital of Lexington.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, four children, Jeff, Mia,, Jason and Iris Steel, all of Cleveland, OH; a devoted mother, Mrs. Dessie Steele; three sisters, Helen Timberlake of Omaha, NE, Doris Cole of Cleveland, OH and June Pearson of Lexington, TN; two brothers, William Hart and Wardell Hart, both of Lexington, TN; a devoted brother-in-law, Robert Pearson of Lexington, TN; one aunt, Sadie Diggs of Cleveland, OH; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

INTERMENT
Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

PALLBEARERS
Kenneth Fields, Cameron Taylor, Stanley Campbell, Lynn A. Campbell, Charles Quince, Danny R. Kizer, David E. Johnson

FLOWER BEARERS
Jackie Campbell, Ann Hart, Dessie Moody, Cynthia Quince, Lisa Flakes, Onita Parker, Shelia Halley, Dorothy Thomas, Carmen Kizer

arrangements by
PARHAM MORTUARY
Lexington, TN

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In Loving Memory of
MR. LEWIS EDWARD TIMBERLAKE

August 27, 1930-September 14, 1992

Friday September 18, 1992
1:00 P.M.
Timberlake Grove Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee
Rev. Felix Tuggles, Pastor

 

OBITUARY

            MR. LEWIS EDWARD TIMBERLAKE was born August 27, 1930 in Henderson County, the son of Edward and Ervie Tiuberlake. He attended the schools of Henderson County. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Timberlake Grove Baptist Church he remained a faithful amber until death. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He united in Holy Matrimony to Dorothy Stanford Timberlake on July 21, 1950 and to this union, ten children were born. He was a good son, a good father and a loving husband. He was devoted to his wife, children, parents and his grandchildren. Lewis bad been ill for some time, but kept it to himself, bearing it patiently.

             He leaves to mourn his passing, a devoted wife, Mrs. Dorothy Timberlake nine children, Cassandra Kay (Mitchell) Cox and Jarvis (Charlotte) Timberlake, both of Cleveland, TN, Belinda (Alonzo) Williams, Cedar Grove, TN, Jerry, Gregory and Garry Timberlake, Keith (LaGail) Timberlake, Shelia (Allan) Arnold and Tony (Demetris) Timberlake, ail of Lexington, TN; (one son, Walter Allen Timberlake preceded him in death); his parents, Edward and Ervie Timberlake of Wildersville, TN; two sisters, Neta Mae (William) Johnson and Betty (Leon) Pearson, both of Lexington, TN; one brother Rev. Charles (Virgil) Timberlake of Hopkinsville, Ky; two aunts, Excel Kizer of Salina. KS and Inez Thomas of Lexington, TN; one sister-in-law, Rose Lee Cherry of Nashville, TN; fifteen grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

 

INTERMENT; Lexington Cemetery
Lexington, Tennessee

PALLBEARERS
Larry Parker, Wayne Cathey, Bobby Deberry, David Carver, Dwight Parker, Bryant Carver, Joe Bobby Hart

FLOWER BEARERS
Lise Fields, Gladys Easley, Renee Parker, Tammy Parker, Cynthia Quince, Leigh Carver

Arrangements by
PARHAM MORTUARY
Lexington, Tennessee

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In Loving Memory
Of The Late
PRENTICE "SIMON" WADLEY

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1983 - 2:00 P.M.
PILGRIM REST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
LEXINGTON, TENNESSEE
REV. SAMUEL WHITE, OFFICIATING

INTERMENT ó Lexington Cemetery

 

OBITUARY

            Prentice Wadley was born in Lexington, Tennessee and attended public school in Henderson County. He departed this life on Monday, June 23, 1986 at 8:45 P.M., at the Lexington Methodist Hospital, Lexington, Tennessee.

            Early in his life he joined the church family of Pilgrim Rest Baptist, remaining until his demise.

            He was employed by the State Highway Department for many years. After retiring, he continued to maintain an active productive life as a grounds beautifier for many Lexington residents.

            For some time his physical condition was unknown to many, because he bore his illness with patience, never complaining.

            He was a delight to his friends which were numerous, a joy to his family whom he provided well for, and a source of good will to the stranger for whom he befriended.

            Preceding him in death are his parents, Mr. Feak Wadley and Mrs. Rosie McClerkin Wadley, and a daughter, Elsie Rosetta Wadley.

            He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted and loving wife, Mary Jones Wadley; two sons, Paul Albert Wadley of Cleveland, OH and Prentice Ray Wadley of Peoria, IL; two sisters, Garland Flowers of Nashville, TN and Margaret Taylor of Chicago, IL; one brother, Murray Taylor of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

FLOWER BEARERS
Yolanda Johnson, Gary McClerkin, Ora Mae Priddy, Mary Taylor, Mattie Tubbs, Imogene Yarbrough

HONORARY FLOWER BEARERS
U. L. Harmon, Elsie Johnson, Neta Johnson, Golden Kizer, Lottie Laster, Dessie Steele

CASKETBEARERS
Bobby Jack Bowman, Isaac Harmon, Bobby Taylor, Robert Pearson, A. L. Robinson, Guy Ward

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Cecil Cathey, Mike Dyer, Earl Flakes, Edward Kizer, William "Tody" Johnson, William E. Johnson

ARRANGEMENTS BY
PARHAM MORTUARY
85 Barnhill St., Lexington, Tennessee 38351
Ph. 968-5882

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In Loving Memory
of
Mother Willie Mae Williams
"Moma Willie"
1897-1994

 

Sunday, September 11, 1994
2:00 P.M.

Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
Lexington, Tennessee

Rev Samuel White, Officiant

 

Obituary

            On Wednesday night, September 6, 1994 at 9:15 p.m., the death angel touched "Moma Willie" with a finger of silence, causing her to close her eyes into an eternal sleep for a peaceful rest. "Moma Willie" was born in Flatwood, Tennessee on July 4, 1897 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McDonald.

            Mrs. Williams was educated in the Perry County School System. She was married to James Albert Williams April 22, 1923. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1934. To this union, two children were born. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church where she served faithfully as a dedicated member and active mother on the Motherís board. She was the oldest mother on the Motherís Board and the oldest church member.

            "Moma Willie" has been a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother to her family; not only her natural born children but to other children, she has raised and mothered throughout her life.

            She leaves to cherish her memory: two very devoted daughters, Effie Scott of Knoxville, TN and Bertha Mae Neal of Lexington, TN; three grandsons: Malcolm Dotson, Jr. of Ft. Worth, TX, Dr. Murl Dotson of Biloxi, MS and James Dotson of Knoxville, TN; seven great grandchildren: Kyla, Tammy, Meryle Akeana, Taurean, Regina, Malcom III and Malik Dotson; three spiritual daughters, Willie Mae Dabbs, Effie Hart and Augusta Carver. She mothered five children: Paulette Dobbins, Gerald Johnson, Kathryn Reese, Jeffery Dabbs and Lisa Clark. Dear to her heart were Idesha, J. R., Chastity and Chyanna. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends and several very devoted staff members of Methodist Home Health Care.

 

Interment
Lexington City Cemetery

Honorary Casketbearers
Deacons of Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church

Active Casketbearers
Bro. James Reese, II, Bro. Jeffery Dabbs, Rev. C. E. Clark, Jr., Bro. Cameron Taylor, Bro. Danny R. Kizer, Bro. Tyree Donnell

Flowerbearers
Motherís Board of Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church

Arrangements Entrusted to
Parham Mortuary
624 East Church Street
Lexington, Tennessee
968-5882

 

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