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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mrs. Grace Sherman Lovelace Date of Death - September 11, 2010

Mrs. Serena Barken Date of Death - September 9, 2010

Mrs. Grace Sherman Lovelace, age 90, passed away at her home Saturday afternoon, September 11. She was preceded in death by her husband: Mr. “Buddy” Lovelace and her parents: Thomas and Louise Sherman. Graveside Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 AM in the Brownsville Memorial Gardens with Dr. Fred Campbell and Bro. Dewey Jones officiating. She is survived by her daughter: Janie Marie Lovelace Fisher, Brownsville, one sister: Flora McNulty, Florida, and two grandchildren: Charlie and Sharon Fisher, Brownsville. Memorials may be made to the Holly Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 8488 Poplar Corner Road, Bells, TN 38006. Brownsville States Graphic

Mrs. Serena Barken, age 35, died Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville. Services will be Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 1:00 P. M. at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Brownsville.   Interment will follow in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery in Stanton.  There will be a visitation Saturday from noon until time of service at Woodlawn Baptist Church.

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Da’maria Deshawn Douglas Date of Death - September 10, 2010 Funeral services for De’maria Deshawn Douglas, 7 months, were held September 14, 2010 at the Canaan Baptist Church in Henning. Burial followed Canaan Baptist Church cemetery. Currie Funeral Home had charge of the service. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 16, 2010

Ms. Mary Louise Davis Date of Death - September 6, 2010 Ms. Mary Louise Davis, age 68, passed away in Crestview Health and Rehab Center in Brownsville, Monday, September 6, 2010. Graveside services were conducted at 2:00 P.M, Thursday, September 9, 2010 in Brownsville Memorial Gardens with Bro. Charles Ferrell officiating.

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Mr. David Ray Woods Date of Death - September 3, 2010 Mr. David Ray Woods, 56, died Friday, September 3, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services were held Friday, September 10, 2010, at 1:00 P. M. at Greater Mercer Baptist Church in Mercer. Interment followed in Greater Mercer Memorial Gardens in Mercer Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 16, 2010

Mrs. Blanchie D. Florence, age 93, died Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial HospitalTipton in Covington. Services will be Saturday, September 18, 2010, at 11:00 A. M. at St. Peter C. M. E. Church in Brownsville. Interment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery in Brownsville.   There will be a visitation Saturday from 10 A. M. until time of service at St. Peter C. M. E. Church. Brownsville States Graphic

News of Years Gone By Utility department is active In an interview with John Sharpe, City Utility chief, it was revealed that construction is about 75 percent complete on installation on the new electrical sub-station to be located on Dupree Street. Mr. Sharpe said that the work should be completed in late October or early November. The two $175,000 transformers will absorb part of the electrical load now being supplied the city and some customers of Southwest Electric by the city substation on U.S. Highway 70. Both substations will continue to be utilized. Exceptionally long power poles have been installed along Dupree Street on which the power lines will be strung, Mr. Sharpe said, “These poles are extra long due to the fact that they will be used by both the telephone company and the cable TV firm.” The poles were custom ordered from Oregon and all are 90 to 100 feet long. It took two and a half months to get the poles here. Alcohol story for seniors When the Mental Health Association Board met Monday, plans were made to participate in Senior Day at Haywood High School. Mrs. Art Ellis, president, said that representatives from the Jackson Mental Health Center, JACOA and the local health department would attend to meet with seniors. Plans are underway to present a program on alcohol use and abuse for the students at HHS and to have a Health Awareness day for students in the mid-elementary grades. County sheriff and deputies The Haywood County Sheriff’s Department now has eight deputies, including a 24hour county patrol. Deputies Raymond Russell and Phillip Gray will handle the 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. shift. The staff also includes Lt. Will Batchelor, Capt. Lynn Kerr and Deputy Jim Parks, Deputy Joe Moore, Sgt. Ray Taylor, Deputy Christine Sullivan and Sheriff James Sullivan. Thursday, September 20, 1990 Commissioners place cannon on “pedestal” Three county commissioners voted no to a resolution to purchase a carriage that will provide a mount for the county’s Civil War cannon. The 1,200 pound bronze Civil War veteran had been displayed on the east side of the courthouse on concrete pillars until the courthouse renovation began early this year. Saying the cost “floored me”, County Executive Franklin Smith said he still wanted the county to spend the money to “properly display” the cannon.

The decision to spend $9,600 for a marine aluminum replica carriage didn’t come quickly. Commissioners who voted against the purchase were Louis Stuart, Robert Earl Thornton and Leonard Boyd. The cannon was fired for several years during various community events until it caused the accidental death of a man November 17, 1892. Richard Albert “Dick” Barcroft was killed when the cannon accidentally discharged during “ratification” celebrations. Grand driver




September 4, the Haywood County Grand Jury returned indictments charging John Gilboy with three counts of vehicular homicide and reckless driving. The indictments were in addition to those returned citing failure to stop at a railroad crossing, unlawful possession of alcohol by driver of a commercial vehicle, failure to obey signal indicating approach of train and possession of more than one driver’s license. The charges against Gilboy, 26, of New Jersey, stemmed from a June 19 accident during which the tractor-trailer he was driving pulled in front of a westbound CSX train on the Dupree Street bypass. Tomcats cruise past Tigers Coach George Chapman and

Mr. Ralph Rodgers Lewis, age 66, passed away at the Bells Nursing Home Saturday, September 11, 2010. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010, in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home with burial to follow in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2010 in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife: Lana Lewis; one son: Lane Lewis (Rachel); one brother: Ted Lewis; and one granddaughter: Ella Dru Lewis, all of Brownsville. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, c/o Nancy West, 738 Sulphur Springs Rd., Brownsville, TN 38012 or the Methodist Day School, c/o First United Methodist Church, 117 E. Franklin St. E., Brownsville, TN 38012. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 16, 2010

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his Tomcats continued to dominate Bolivar again last Friday as they have for the past five years. Brownsville defeated Hardeman County 28-6 in Bolivar. Haywood raised its record to 2-1 with the victory. Four Tomcat running backs (three were sophomores) scored touchdowns. Deon Hess may return this week against Northside if his dislocated elbow has healed. Felix Flagg finished the night with 208 yards of total offense. Casey Avent had a remarkable 55-yard punting average in the game. Thursday, September 20, 2001 Givers respond quickly to oneday States Graphic fundraiser It didn’t take long for the world to rally around America, in the wake of last Tuesday’s attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the killing of additional civilians who died preventing their hijacked airplane from crashing into an additional target. The Haywood County community came together in several prayer vigils last week and another this week. Dozens responded with the Brownsville States Graphic called for donations to the United Way September 11th Fund. In only one day Friday, contributors responded to the Graphic’s project with nearly $5,000 in checks and donations.

Cemetery Walk

Old Denmark Presbyterian Church Highway 223 October 9 3 pm -7pm For more information contact Billy King at 731-427-7897

Revival Allen Baptist Church September 19-22 6:00 pm Sunday 7:00 pm Monday –Wednesday Noon Day Teaching/luncheon All Invited Dr. Dan Ireland, Preacher Allen Guyer, Singer

“We were astonished with the response. It speaks dramatically of the depth of this community’s love and concern for our New York City neighbors.” said C. T. Smith. Local students initiated into UT-Martin honor fraternity Five Haywood County students were recently initiated into the Gamma Beta Phi Society at the University of Tennessee at Marin. From Brownsville, Travis Davis, Lawrence Henderson, Charles Osteen and Guy Pryor were honored, and from Stanton, Charis Hudson. They were among 417 new initiates selected either fro ranking in the top 20 percent of their class or were recommended by UT Martin campus members. Gamma Beta Phi Society is an honor and service organization for students in colleges and universities in the United States.

Church News London Branch M. B. Church Reverend Julius Harden and London Branch M. B. Church will have their Annual Friends and Family Day, Sunday, September 19. The guests at 1:30 p.m. will be Tabernacle, New Hope, Greater Heights, Spiritual Echoes, Sister Lashonda Currie and Sister Asia Robertson. Sister Gennett Rogers is the program sponsor.

Bethel Bethel Community Church’s Homecoming will be held September 19 with Brother Greg Jordan from Atoka conducting the service. Wendy Drumwright from Memphis will perform and a potluck meal will follow.   Everyone is invited.   Services begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and singing and preaching following.

Browns Creek

Browns Creek Baptist Church will celebrate pastor & wife, Reginald and Sharon Currie’s anniversary, Sunday September 19. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Minister Kevin Barken, associate minister at Woodlawn Baptist Church. The 2 p.m. guests will be Pastor Robert Whitney and the Good Hope Church. The public is cordially invited.

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