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The Brownsville States-Graphic


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mrs. Opal Virginia Terry Date of Death - July 26, 2010

Mr. Hosie Gene Lewis Date of Death - July 24, 2010

Mrs. Opal Virginia Terry, age 86, passed away Monday, July 26, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jim Phillips and Edna Slaughter Phillips; her husband: Albert Terry; a sister: Frances Chandler; and one stepgrandchild Funeral services were held at the BrownsvilleBells Funeral Home Chapel, Brownsville, TN at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 28, 2010 with Rev. Ron Davis and Rev. Ron Davidson officiating. Burial followed in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her son: Dan Terry (Marty), Cabot, Ar; her daughter: Suzanne Somerville (Doug), Jackson, TN; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hosie Gene Lewis, 48, died Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be Thursday, July 29, 2010, at 1:00 P. M. at Bluff Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Brownsville. Interment will be in Powell Cemetery in Brownsville. There will be a visitation Thursday from 12:00 Noon until time of service at Bluff Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) July 29, 2010

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Circuit court starts Monday with grand jury to hear 40

DOT hears mixed opinions about Bypass for Brownsville

The August term of Circuit Court will start at the courthouse next Monday morning with criminal cases to be heard by Judge Dick Jerman, and the grand jury to consider about 40 cases. Circuit Court Clerk Rooks Jefferies stated that the criminal docket would be set August 6 with civil docket set August 11. Jim Miller, foreman of the grand jury, and those selected to serve with him will have a full day of assorted cases including persons bound over from hearings held earlier this week. On Monday, Judge Jerman will be confronted with Stephen G. Powell and Denis Gallagher, who are charged with larceny; Thomas Hungerford, who face a bad check charge; and Alvin Franklin, who is charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Just over 100 people attended a public hearing at the Haywood County Courthouse to let seven State Department of Transportation officials know their opinions of a proposed bypass for Brownsville. Those 100 were primarily from the area of Brownsville, just within the western city border, where one of the proposed routes takes a swipe near their homes. Those who attended the hearing were able to ask questions informally and talk to the officials, but there was no formal presentation of the state’s plan. Crowds gathered around maps of the state’s favored “Alternate A’ route for the bypass, and a court reporter took written and oral remarks.

Graphic finds choking victim Last week, the Graphic ran a story of a man by the name of Tommy Burks who was looking for a woman he had assisted during a choking spell on I-40. This week, Mrs. Quay Gibson called to say that she was the one who had been aided by the young man, who had stopped when she was outside her car on her knees in the highway, with her daughter trying to help her. Mrs. Gibson said that Mr. Burks had lived in Haywood County at one time and was a graduate of Haywood High in 1972 and is now at Columbus Air Force Base. Bowles-Miller freed by judge Circuit Judge Dick Jerman released Darryl Bowles and James Miller, both of the Stanton area, from the Haywood County Work Farm last Friday. The two men had completed a 90-day suspended sentence on a two-year term for co theft. They will remain on probation for two years. There had been some question over the release of Bowles, a University of Arkansas football player, who is said to have violated medical privileges, which had been granted him.

911 Authority get tough Brownsville dispatchers at the “public safety answering point” for the county’s new emergency phone system have been busy, very busy…answering fake 911 calls… and they say the youthful antics are getting ready to cease. Most of the phone system’s abusers have been children, and, in most cases, when police or deputies arrive at the house, parents have said they had no idea their children were playing with the phone.

lawsuit would not bear out the claim and further that the complaint was baseless.” August 2, 2001 Author Dupree in Brownsville for special book signing Jackson author (but former Brownsville son) Spence Dupree signed a copy of his recently published book, “Across the River,” for John and Hazel Redding Thursday at a special author’s reception at Livingston’s in downtown Brownsville. His sister, Diane Evans, joined him to greet guests. Dupree’s book chronicles his hunting, writing and living experience—growing up in Brownsville to nearly three decades of newspaper and sports writing. 20/20’s agenda aims at educational improvements Will it become “just another piece of paper” or will the community support Project 20/20? Community leaders met Friday to discuss the TVA-sponsored needs assessment project and concluded that citizen support and government resolve are needed to successfully complete

the proposed agenda. “Education came out on top,” TVA project director Phil Scharre told the small group that met to hear the findings in the Haywood County Courthouse Friday. Six hundred people cast ballots to determine the most important of dozens of ideas gleaned from community meetings. City board turns down police officer’s appeal Brownsville city board members declined Tuesday to overturn a police officer’s two-day suspension arising from a July 4 wreck and a missed court appearance. Officer Williams Gammel said he believed he was operating his patrol car safely when he and Lt. Todd White backed a short distance down Scott Street to follow a speeding vehicle going in the opposite direction. Gammel’s car struck a parked vehicle. “I take pride in my driving,” Officer Gammel said. “I am a very safe driver.” Gammel was given one day of suspension for driving “at an excessive speed,” Assistant Chief of Police Johnny Blackburn said in his written statement.

Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church anniversary

Prospect #2 CME homecoming and revival

Prospect #2 Annual Homecoming Day is Sunday, August 1 at 12PM. St. John MB Church is the afternoon guest. Reverend J.W. Shaw is the homecoming speaker. Revival services at Prospect #2 are Wednesday, August 4 through Friday, August 6 at 7:30PM nightly. The evangelist for the week is Reverend Timothy Bowers, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Stanton. Reverend Leonardo Kaufman is pastor of Prospect #2 CME Church, located at 10010 Highway 76S, Stanton. For more information, call 731-772-4426.

Harmony Baptist to host Chuck Wagon Gang

The world famous Chuck Wagon Gang will be appearing at Harmony Baptist Church Thursday, August 5 at 6:30PM. There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be received. Harmony Baptist Church is located at 4684 Eurekaton Road in the Eurekaton Hillville community. For more information call 780-2001.

Brownsville Community Baptist Church anniversary

The Brownsville Community Baptist Church will have an anniversary service, August 22. The guest speaker for the service will be Reverend Holloway from Memphis. Reverend Henderson Frazier is the pastor of Brownsville Community Baptist Church located on Tibbs Road.

We Miss You Wish Heaven Had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today but, that’s nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories, and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I’ll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.

Happy Birthday Love Wife, Kids, & Grandchildren


Election commission motions to be heard August 9 A motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the June Brownsville City Election will be heard August 9 in Haywood County Chancery Court. In addition to the Haywood County Election Commission’s motion to dismiss former mayoral candidate Tom Averyheart’s suit, Chancellor Marion Holmes will also hear a motion requesting that Averyheart be required to pay the court costs and attorney’s fee for bringing the suit which the motion calls “so indefinite, vague and uncertain that it fails to state a cause of action.” Under Rule 11 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, County Attorney C. Thomas Hooper claims that Averyheart’s claim was “unwarranted and reasonable inquiry would show that the

Church News

Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating their 114th Church Anniversary Sunday, August 8 at 12:30PM. The Homecoming Picnic will be Saturday, August 7 at 3PM. Their guest for both events will be the New Bethel Baptist Church in Henning. Everyone is invited to come and share this special occasion.

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