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Obituaries Mrs. Shirley Ann Nixon Rogers Date of Death - November 21, 2010

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Mr. Ron Jernigan Date of Death - November 28, 2010

Mr. Ron Jernigan, age be sent to American 67, passed away Sunday, Cancer Society, Attention Nov. 28, in the Jackson Virginia Smith, 861 E. Madison County General Church St., Alamo, TN Hospital. 38001, or the American Funeral services were Heart Association, 2170 conducted Wednesday, Business Center Dr. Suite Dec. 1, 2010, in Crossroads 1, Memphis, Tennessee Baptist Church in Bells. 38134 or Crossroads Burial followed in the Baptist Church Building Oakview Memorial Park Fund, Attention Jane in Alamo. Bolding, 1776 Love Road, In lieu of flowers the Bells, Tennessee 38006. family request memorials Brownsville States Graphic

Rev. Richard Alan “Rick” Rouse Date of Death - November 23, 2010 Rev. Richard Alan “Rick” Rouse, 59, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at his residence in Stanton. Services, under the direction of Rawls Funeral Home, were

held Nov. 30, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Cathedral in Memphis. Interment followed in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis.  

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(Brownsville, Tenn.) December 2, 2010

(Brownsville, Tenn.) December 2, 2010

Mrs. Rose Margaret McLean Dyer Date of Death - November 24, 2010 A homecoming celebration of ìVictory & Triumphî was held for Shirley Ann Nixon Rogers was held Saturday, November 27 at First Baptist Church. Hundreds of family and friends, including Mayor Jo Matherne and ViceMayor Carolyn Flagg and Wal-Mart co-workers were in attendance. Shirley was remembered with many heartfelt tributes as a woman with a quiet spirit and a big smile. Her daughter, Sheronda Rogers Green, Executive Director for the Brownsville YMCA, told the crowd how her mother bore much fruit to the glory of God through her long bout of a terminal illness. Reverend Wilie Fields, former pastor of First Baptist Church, remembered Shirley as one of those clouds of witnesses found in the Book of Hebrews. She leaves a legacy of

love and memories to her daughter: Sheronda (Andre) Green; two grandchildren; Skye Antionette and Andre Jr. all of Brownsville, TN; two nieces: Rose (Willie) Terry that she raised as her own and Sherill (Swanson) Davis of Memphis; one nephew: Sedrick (Alicia) Rogers of Clarksville; one god-grandson: R. Rushai Bradford; one aunt: Virginia Shipp of Detroit, MI; two sister-inlaws: Patricia Rogers of Memphis and Madeline Taylor of Atlanta, GA; and a dear mother-inlaw and caregiver: Elma B. Rogers. She also leaves a host of cousins, friends and co-workers who she loved dearly. Interment was at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery alongside her mother and father. Final arrangements entrusted to our family, Thompsonís Mortuary of Ripley, TN.

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Mrs. Rose Margaret McLean Dyer, age 89, passed away in her Monroe Avenue home of 60 years, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. Mrs. Dyer was a retired school teacher of over 30 years with the Haywood County School System. She was a longstanding member of Brownsville Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She was a board member for Habitat for Humanity, member of the ADK sorority, was voted Educator of the Year, and volunteered for Headstart in Brownsville. She directed numerous school and local theater productions. Funeral services, under the direction of Lea & Simmons Funeral Home, were conducted Sunday, Nov. 28, in Brownsville Baptist Church with Dr. H.K. Sorrell and Rev. Bob Connerley officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dyer was preceded in death by her husband: Leslie Monroe Dyer; her brother: Harold McLean; her sister: Melba McLean Riddick; and her niece: Margaret Janice Riddick Privette. She is survived by her son: Leslie Mark Dyer, Brownsville; her daughter: Donna Dyer Leigh, Ringgold, Ga.; three granddaughters: Leslie Margaret Daniel (David), Lori Beth Leigh and Lindsay Elizabeth Leigh; and three nephews: Joseph McLean Riddick, Neal Riddick and Bill Privette. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 403, Brownsville, TN 38012; Brownsville Baptist Church, 5 N. Wilson, Brownsville, TN 38012; or the American Cancer Society, attn: Sharolett Osteen, INSOUTH Bank, PO Box 879, Brownsville, TN 38012.  

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Church News Lessons and Carols at First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church Lessons and Carols will be presented at 5 pm Dec. 5. in the sanctuary. First Presbyterian Church is located at 109 West College Street in Brownsville.

Annual Family and Friends Day at Prospect #2 CME Church Annual Family and Friends Day will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Prospect #2 CME Church on Highway 76 South in Stanton. Reverend Gregory Dotson and the Community of Believers Baptist Church from Olive Branch, Miss., will be the afternoon guests. The public is cordially invited. Reverend Roland Johnson is the pastor at Prospect #2 CME Church.

Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church

Musicians’ Appreciation

Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church, Hwy 19 West (Ripley Highway), will hosts its Musicians’ Appreciation featuring guests such as: Minister Jeffrey Vaulx and Perfect Praise, Mercer Baptist Church, 2nd Phase, The Southernaires, CC and C Singers, Unity and many more at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. Reverend Rickey Reed is the host pastor.

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News of Years Gone By Friday, December 5, 1980 New Westside Church of Christ Opens Doors The new Westside Church of Christ will observe open house Sunday afternoon between the hours of three and five o’clock. Sunday will also mark the start of a four-day revival that will feature four outstanding ministers, according to Bud Rimer, minister at Westside. Bill Flatt, a former minister, will conduct services with Joe Vandyke preaching Monday, Phillip Slate will speak Tuesday and Jim Kinney will conclude the services Wednesday. The new church is located three miles west of town on the Covington Highway and was started last July.

Phase Two Now Starts Phase two of the Chamber of Commerce’s six-week Christmas promotion for area merchants will kick off today with visitors to the big Christmas Parade having the opportunity to shop at stores of local merchants and register for many prizes to be

given away Dec. 20. Again this year, the merchants will contribute individual gifts from their stores with three big drawings. Shoppers are urged to visit the stores to see the fine selection of merchandise that has been stocked for the Christmas season.

Turkey Raffle Big Success A turkey raffle held by Ben-Rich Training Center raised $1,200. Money from the sale will be used to purchase educational supplies and equipment. During the ticket sale, an additional $1,100 in donations and memorials was received. Ben-Rich is a private, non-profit agency and is having to depend more and more on individuals for continuing donations in order to operate the Center. Turkeys were donated by IGA and Big Star groceries. Dixie Printing donated the tickets.

Thursday, December 6, 1990 Fund Raiser Passes Goal, Delivery Scheduled Monday’s Christmas Basket Radiothon

The family of Doris Land would like to express our thanks to everyone for your calls, flowers and food. We would like to extend a special thanks to Bro. Eddie Martin for your excellent services. A special thanks to Lea and Simmons Funeral Home for your excellent services. No one could have done better. Patricia Neal, daughter Maxine Leek, daughter Vickie Land daughter-in-law Grandchildren Great grandchild

surprised everybody even those closely associated with the annual event. By just after noon, pledges had exceeded $12,000 in less than the five-hour time span devoted to the project. Begun five years ago by WBHT-WTBG Brownsville Radio, the project this year will fund over 125 Christmas baskets for needy families in Haywood County. The goal was $11,000 and there were a total pledge amount of $12,063 during the call-in show. By late Tuesday, $12,272.55 had been pledged.

Mrs. Blue Appointed to SWTEMC Board Southwest’s Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of Mrs. Audrey Blue to serve out the term of her late husband, Elgia Blue. This appointment was

made following the Nov. 27 board meting. Mrs. Blue will become the 44th cooperative member to serve on the Southwest board since its incorporation in 1936. Mrs. Blue teaches at Sunny Hill Elementary School and has been involved in several community volunteer organizations. She and her two daughters live on Tibbs Road.

West Tennessee Archers West Tennessee Archers International B o w h u n t i n g Organization club hosted the Tennessee State Open Tournament for the second year. West Tennessee Archers received three of the state championships during the tournament. Winners were: Jay McCage, two time champion in youth unaided; Eric Moss, second place in youth

Expression of Gratitude The family of Mr. Neil Herbert wish to thank our friends for your loving cards, food, flowers, and especially your prayers at our time of loss. Thank you Brownsville Funeral Home for your services. Thank you pallbearers, organist, and Mr. Donnie Long for his beautiful rendition of “How Great Thou Art”, Mr. Herbert’s favorite. Thank you Calvary Baptist Church and Holly Grove Baptist Church for their assistance. And finally, thank you Bro. Ron Davis, Pastor of Calvary, for his inspirational service. In Christian Love, Alma Herbert and Family

unaided; Chris Evans, first place in youth aided; Sarah Sanford, two time winner in female aided. Cub class award winners included Bradley Maddox, J.R. Barnhart, and Brandon Cathey. Thursday, December 7, 2000 Goal set at $20,000 for radiothon This year’s Brownsville Radio Christmas Basket project will be the most ambitious in its history. Last year the event banked about $18,500. This year’s program is dedicated to the memory of Robert Allison and Margaret Kizer, two tireless icons of volunteerism in Haywood County that died this year. Allison participated actively with every radiothon. “Over the years this has really turned into the community’s project, we’re just the host,” said Carlton Veirs. Friday’s event will be the 15th anniversary of the project. Originally started

through the Brownsville Jaycees, the contributions are to fund groceries and toys for needy families. There has been over $200,000 donated to the project over the years.

AKA sponsors coat drive at Anderson Xi Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sponsored a coat drive during November at Anderson Early Childhood Center. Anderson principal Jim Frazier deemed it a worthy project and was very supportive as were teachers at Anderson and the community members who joined the drive and contributed many of the coats. This coat drive is a national activity for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which Anderson assistant principal Gail Wade is a member. She was instrumental in

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