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Obituaries Ms. Kitty Williams Tharp Date of Death – April 10, 2010

Ms. Kitty Williams Tharp, age 52, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, TN. A visitation, under the direction of Lea and Simmons Funeral Home, will be Thursday, April 15, 5:00-7:00 PM at Christ Church of Brownsville. A memorial service will begin at 7:00 PM at the church following the visitation. Ms. Tharp was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Lowery. Ms. Tharp is survived by her children: Chris Hankins, Knoxville; Kevin Baird, Brownsville; and Brittany Tharp, Crump, TN: her parents; Bobby and Sylvia McCage, Brownsville; a brother: Ronnie Williams, Brownsville; two sisters: Teresa Williams, Brownsville and Renee’ Davenport, Hendersonville, North Carolina; fifteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Christ Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1522, Brownsville, TN 38012. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) April 15, 2010

Mr. Harbert Taylor Thornton, Jr Date of Death – April 10, 2010 Mr. Harbert Taylor Thornton, Jr., 85, passed away at Crestview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in his hometown of Brownsville, TN, on Saturday, April 10, 2010. At his side was his wife of 65 years, Hayden Lanier Thornton. Mr. Thornton was a retired farmer and Angus cattle breeder, operating Thornton Angus Farm for many years with his father, Harbert T. Thornton, Sr. He

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served as secretary-treasurer and sales manager for the Southeastern Angus Breeders Association. He and his wife, Hayden, built and operated the Mid-south Livestock Center in Brownsville, TN. Mr. Thornton served as a Methodist lay leader and speaker. He and Hayden were coordinators and speakers for the Methodist Lay Witness Mission program throughout many states. For many years, they volunteered as American hosts to students from other countries attending Lambuth College. They also served as travel companions for local church youth groups to places across the Southeastern states. Throughout his life, he served and supported the local churches of Brownsville and Haywood County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harbert T. Thornton, Sr. and Marie Kinney Thornton, and his son-in-law, Tommy McWilliams. He is survived by two daughters: Ree Moses (Jack) of Oxford, MS and Dale McWilliams of Brownsville, TN, and a son, Taylor Thornton, III, of Nashville, TN, five grandchildren: Matt McWilliams (Wendy), Hayden Hooper (Bob), Sarah Moses (Will Schenck), John Moses (Dena), and Taylor Thornton, IV (Erin), and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Thornton will be Thursday, April 15, from 5-7 PM in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Services will be Friday, April 16, at 2 PM in the Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Brownsville, TN, with burial to follow in Tabernacle Cemetery. The family has requested memorials be made to Tabernacle Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Betsy Thornton, 57 Old Hwy 19, Brownsville, TN 38012, or to Christ Church Youth Fund, c/o Annette Phillips, P.O. Box 1522, Brownsville, TN 38012, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Brownsville States Graphic

Graveside funeral services under the direction of Lea and Simmons Funeral Home were conducted at 3 PM Sunday, April 11, 2010 in Brownsville Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Lonnie Robinson officiating. Mr. Warf was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruby Stanley Warf and an infant son, Michael Warf. Mr. Warf is survived by his wife: Jean Tritt Warf, Brownsville, TN; his son: Phillip Warf (Haji), Upper Lake , CA; a daughter: Vikki Sterling (Joe), Whiteville, TN: a sister; Patricia Overton, Brownsville, TN; five grandchildren: Eric Taylor, Dylan Sterling, Daniel Sterling, Jacob Sterling and Lauren Lague; and one great-grandson: Aiden Taylor. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) April 15, 2010

Church News

North Lafayette Church of Christ to hold at gospel meetings North Lafayette Church of Christ, located 39 North Lafayette, will be having Gospel Meetings beginning Sunday, April 18. The services will continue through Thursday night, April 22, beginning at 7PM each weeknight with a different speaker each night. Bro. William Chambers, North Lafayette Church of Christ’s minister, invites everyone to attend the meetings. Regular Sunday services are 10AM Bible Study, Worship Service at 11AM and Night Services at 5PM. For the Gospel Meeting, the Sunday night service will begin at 3PM.

Browns Creek choir reunion scheduled for April 18

(Brownsville, Tenn.) April 15, 2010

Mr. Ralph W . Warf Date of Death – April 9, 2010 Mr. Ralph W. Warf, age 70, passed away at his residence, Friday, April 9, 2010, in Brownsville.

The Browns Creek choir reunion will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. It will take place at London Branch Baptist Church. On the program will be Browns Creek, London Branch, Bluff Creek, and Willow Grove male choruses.

News of Years Gone By

April 18, 1980 State Beer tax help Haywood Haywood County did rather well in receipts from the 17 percent state wholesale beer tax, as a report on the revenues issued to counties and cities of the state reveals that $100,291.73 was received here. This figures compares to $76,830 for Lauderdale, $46,699 for Crockett, $87,911 for Fayette, $120,290 for Hardeman and $76,873 for Tipton. Haywood’s figure is probably larger due to the fact that several towns in other counties also received considerable tax money. For instance Bells get $27,163; Bolivar, $54,982; Covington, $92,452; Ripley, $66,822 and Somerville, $52,230.

Explorer scouts enjoy success Due to the numerous contributions by Brownsville residents and businesses the members of Post 70, Explorer Scouts, of Brownsville, collected approximately five tons of paper and two tons of cardboard for fund raising and recycling purposes during their annual paper drive on April 4 and 5. Glenn Stanely, Post Advisor, and members of the Explorer Post wish to personally thank the individuals and businesses for their contributions and Wal-Mart and Two-

Way Gin Co. for the use of their baler and weight scales.

Carl Potter enters race Carl Potter, local department store owner and a resident of Clinton Drive, has thrown his hat into the city political ring, by qualifying with the Election Commission as a candidate for alderman of City Ward 2. He is running for the unexpired term of the late Fred T. Jones. Dean Pettigrew, druggist was previously announced as a candidate for this office, which is being filled by Mrs. Jones, who was appointed to hold the office until the election. Mayor Joe Taylor has also qualified for reelection well ahead of the May 1 deadline. To date there are no candidates from Wards 1 and 3. April 19, 1990 Library building just won’t do, board says The Brownsville-Haywood County Library Board has had enough of leaking basements, inadequate storage, difficult access, and security problems. Members voted to begin to work to build a new library. “When, where, and how are all questions we don’t know the answer to, “Library Board Chairman Lisa Powell said. “But something has to be done.” The inadequate of the

80-year-old library, funded by a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, have been under discussion a long time, since before Powell came on the board last July. Though the board and Librarian Ramona Stevenson have discussed possible addition to the old building, renovation “doesn’t seem possible,” Powell, said. First State Bank to open third branch First State Bank Board members committed last Tuesday to opening a branch in Stanton—Haywood County’s municipality that has been bankless since Tipton County Bank pulled its branch, People Bank of Stanton, in November 1989. Bank President Jere East said the board has discussed for several months the possibility of locating a branch in Stanton. The vote did not include a date for opening the new facility, but East said he hopes the branch will open as soon as possible, perhaps as early as May. The details of location and operation have not been established. East said the bank has made several efforts to secure the bank building used by Peoples, but Tipton County Bank Chief Executive Officer Joe Swaim turned the most recent offer down Monday. Union Planters calls off deal with first state

The marriage of Union Planters Corporation and Brownsville’s second oldest lending institution, First State Bank, was called off last week in the wake of plummeting UPC stock prices. However, both bank corporations kept the door open to a continuing courtship. An agreement which would allow UPC to acquire First Financial Services, the holding company which owns First State Bank, through a stock swap had been announced last May. If the deal had been completed, First State would have been added to UPC’s powerful $3.7 billion Mid-South banking empire. UPC exercised its option not to consummate the deal after the price of its stock fell below a level set in the purchase agreement. Under the agreement, a share of FFS stock would have been worth between $425 and $450. Stockholders would have received up to 33 shares of UPC stock at the time of the deal, depending on the price of the stock at the time of closing. April 20, 2000 School board receives pats and punches Fewer than 50 people attended the school board’s first “feedback” public meeting at Haywood Junior High School. High praise and hard comments alternated as school board members

fielded questions about programs and policies. The last topic of the two-hour meeting—standardized dress—captured the most interest… and the most enthusiasm Teachers and parents concurred that “uniform” dress would enhance learning, strengthen discipline and prevent distraction. “One of the advantages (of standardized dress) is that you immediately know if someone doesn’t belong,” board Chairman Patricia Gruenewald said, noting that similar clothing would provide an additional safety factor. Most speakers supported the idea of purchasing approved items through vendors so that brand differences would be eliminated and parents would experience the cost savings available in volume purchases. Former Tomcat picked in third round Corey Moore of

Brownsville talked about becoming a lawyer, but that career is sidetracked now because the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills tapped Moore Saturday. A third-draft choice, Moore, the former Tomcat standout turned college star will play defense for the Bills. Moore was the 89th player chosen in the draft, which has a total of five rounds. YMCA’s Martin leaves for new YMCA post in home state Haywood County YMCA Branch Executive Rodney Martin has accepted the CEO position with the YMCA of Central Louisiana and will leave soon to take the position at the first of May. Martin has been Branch Executive in Brownsville since October 1995. “This will move my family closer to home and is a career advancement I have always dreamed of…,” Martin said.

The family of the late Sallie Williams expresses its sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness shown them during her passing. Especially the staff at Crestview Healthcare, Haywood Park and Regional Hospitals, Asera Hospice Care of Jackson, Rawls Funeral System and everyone that was a part of her care. May God continue to bless each of you is our prayer. Alvis Bond and The Family

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