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Shanna Cook

Obituaries October 9

SHANNA D. COOK “Ms. Shanna D. Cook, 42, of Millington, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. She was born on Oct. 9, 1971 in the city of Orange, Calif., the daughter of Tommy and Phyllis (Welshans) Schieffer. Shanna’s first priority was always her children; they were truly the light of her life. […]

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Yoshiko Witt

Obituaries September 25

GRACE ELIZABETH NICHOLS ‘BETTE’ Grace Elizabeth Nichols “Bette” 78 of Memphis passed Aug. 29, 2014. After a brave battle she died peacefully surrounded by her family. Bette was born May 18, 1936 in Jersey City, N.J. to Dennis and Edna Gaffney. She has two brothers Jimmy Gaffney and Edward Gaffney who along with her parents […]

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Obituaries September 18

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ HYDER William “Bill” Hyder, 80, of Millington, passed away on Sept. 2, 2014. He was born in Knoxville to Joseph and Nora Hyder on Dec. 28, 1933. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Loucille Hyder. He is survived by his two stepsons, James (Cathy) Westmoreland of Olive Branch, Miss., […]

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Obituary September 4

MARY CATHERYNE PHIPPS MCCALLA Mary Catheryne Phipps McCalla died peacefully at home in Rosemark, on Aug. 23, 2014.  She was born in McComb, Miss. on Sept. 21, 1919, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leeper Phipps.  Her family moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1933.  Mary Catheryne graduated from Central High School in Memphis and the […]

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Jerry E. Long

Obituaries August 28

CHARLES ALAN COOK Charles Alan Cook, U.S. Navy Master Chief, Ret.) died in Escondido, Calif., on Aug. 17, 2014 from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He was born in Virginia in 1949. He graduated from high school in Millington. He enlisted the Navy in 1968 and retired after 30 years. He is survived by his wife […]

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Steven Furseth

Obituary Aug. 21

STEVEN FURSETH Steven Furseth, USN ret., 46, of Munford, formerly of Everett, Wash., passed away Aug. 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by a brother David Furseth. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca S. Robbins-Furseth; daugther Alannah Furseth of Olympia, Wash., sons Hayden Robbins, Hunter Robbins and Erik Furseth all of Munford; sister […]

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Isabel Backer

Obituary August 14

ISABEL ‘MABELL’ MARIE BACKER Isabel “Mabell” Marie Backer, 65, of Atoka, passed away July 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Backer; daughter, Julia Backer (Thomas) Ames of Rincon, Ga.; son, Carl Backer of Meridian, Miss.; sisters, Margie (Kent) Cloud of Temecula, Calif., Betty Brown of Holiday, Fla., Helena (Rick) Arnold of Kingman, […]

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Obituary July 17

PHILIP B. KEITH JR. Philip B. Keith, Jr. of Millington, passed on peacefully with his family at his side at the Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis, on June 13, 2014. Phil was born in Plainfield, N.J. on Nov. 17, 1934 to the late Edna Montenecourt Keith and Philip B. Keith, Sr. He grew up in […]

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Agnes Cantrell English

Obituaries June 26

AGNES CANTRELL ENGLISH Agnes Cantrell English, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on May 30, 2014 at the age of 87. Born April 7, 1927 in Smithville on a self -sustaining corn and tobacco farm to Robert and Luna Cantrell, she was also preceded in death by brothers Luther Mason, James Buford, and […]

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Lura M. Smith

Obituaries June 5

RUSS & KARIN RIDLEY Russ and Karin Ridley, owners of Millington Awards & Trophies, passed away this week. Russ was retired from the U.S. Navy and Karin was a longtime manager for H&R Block Tax Services in Millington and Frayser. More importantly they were friends to everyone they met and they loved the Millington community. The family will […]

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