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Obituaries March 12, 2015


Edward “Van” Denton

Edward “Van” Denton

Edward “Van” Denton, 67, passed away Feb. 21, 2015 at his home. Graveside services for Edward Vanduel Denton, III were held at West Plains, Mo., Feb. 25 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. He was born June 3, 1947, in Memphis to Edward Vanduel Denton, II and Dorothy Waterbury Denton. He was married Oct. 3, 2001, in Millington  to Faye Turner. Mr. Denton was a veteran, having served in the United States Marines. Before his retirement, he was employed with BellSouth Telephone.  Mr. Denton was a member of the Am Vets, a life member of the Memphis Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a member and past officer in the Elks Lodge where he was leader of the deer hide program.  He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.  Mr. Denton was of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife, Faye Denton, of the family home; one son, Christopher Denton, Memphis; three step-children, Dee Evitt, husband, Chet, Brighton, Crystal Hauston, husband, John, Atoka, and Patrick Rhoads, wife, Kim, Covington; seven step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; six double first cousins, Dixie Snipes, husband, Charles, Marshall Waterbury, wife Donna, Leland Waterbury, wife Cathy, Al Waterburg, wife, Sandy, Jeannie McClain, husband, Randy, all of the State of Tennessee and Wynne Leonard, husband, Jeff, Austin, Texas; special friends, Judy Glen, Millington, and James Parks, West Plains, Mo.; and several that called him Uncle Van. His parents, one brother, Don Denton, and Aunt and Uncle, Bill and Jean Waterbury, preceded him in death. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

Rev. Richard Findley, 82, of Atoka, passed away Feb. 28, 2015. The family received friends March 3  until the service at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church. Interment was private. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and the former pastor of Kerrville Faith Assembly of God and Millington First Assembly of God. He is the widower of Joyce M. Findley and is survived by his daughters, Phyllis Findley Calcote of Munford, Karen Findley Lane of Atoka; son, Jonathan A. Findley of Atoka; sister, Mariel Findley Leonard of Dade, Ala.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel 837-0123

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