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Obituaries

Mr. Charlie Davis Boggan Date of Death - September 19, 2010

Mr. Charlie Davis Boggan, age 90 passed away at his home in Brownsville, September 19, 2010. Funeral services were conducted in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 2 PM. Burial followed in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. Boggan is survived by his wife: Janet Boggan of Brownsville; a brother: Paul Boggan of Memphis; and a sister: Stella Kay Powell of Byhalia, MS. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to: Lebanon Methodist Church, c/o Shirley Haynes, 396 Gene Haynes Rd., Brownsville, TN 38012. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 30, 2010

Mr. Michael “Mike” Alan Williams Date of Death - September 26, 2010 Mr. Michael “Mike” Alan Williams, age 49 passed away Sunday, September 26, 2010 in the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 30, at 3:30 PM in the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Marlowe Cemetery in Fruitvale. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his father: Jere Harold Williams. He is survived by his wife: Cheri Williams; two daughters: Rheanne Williams and Brittany Williams; his mother: Betty Williams, all of Brownsville; four brothers: Ricky Blackburn (Joyce), Oakland, Hal Williams, Scottie Williams and Donny Williams, all of Brownsville; a sister-in-law: Kathy Rearrick, Ashland, KY; and numerous nieces and nephews.   In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to The Order of the Eastern Star, Haywood County Chapter #356, P.O. Box 246, Brownsville, TN 38012, Outreach Ministries of Union Grove United Methodist Church, c/o Carol Williams, 517 North Washington Ave. Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 or the charity of the donor’s choice. Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 30, 2010

Mr. Everett Johnson Date of Death - September 23, 2010 Mr. Everett Johnson, of Whiteville, died at his residence September 23, 2010. His funeral service was Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Clover

Garden C. M. E. Baptist Church in Whiteville. Interment was in the church cemetery. Motley and Rivers Funeral Home had charge of the service.

Brownsville States Graphic (Brownsville, Tenn.) September 30, 2010

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Mrs. Nevie Randolph Date of Death - September 23, 2010

Mrs. Nevie Randolph was born in Dancyville Community of Haywood County on November 19, 1930, the daughter of the late William Joe Manley, Sr. and the late Nettie Pearl Stokes Manley. She was educated in the Haywood County Public Schools and was married 1955 to the late Theodore Roosevelt “T. R.” Randolph, Sr. who died in 1998. Mrs. Randolph was a former resident of Houston, TX before returning to West Tennessee in 1997 to enjoy her remaining years near family and friends. She had been a resident of Somerville since 1998. Mrs. Randolph was a member of the Somerville First Baptist Church and will be remembered as a person who enjoyed helping and giving to others. Her many interests included traveling, reading her Bible and special times with her family. She was an avid

fan of Loretta Lynn and always lived by four principles, faith, family, community and fun. Survivors of Mrs. Randolph include her daughter: Amy Caraway (James) of Somerville; her son: Ted Randolph (Debra) of Tyler, Texas; three grandchildren: Jamie Caraway, Amber Caraway, Jennifer Carney (Jason); her sisters: Gertrude Davis and Jesse Turner of Jackson, Lottie Davis and Wilma Campbell of Brownsville; her brother: Everett Manley of Jackson; three step-granchildren: James Cowart, Amanda Cowart, LeAnn Cowart; and five step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Randolph was preceded in death by her granddaughter; Scarlett Randolph; her sister: Nadine Taylor; two brothers: Joe Manley, Jr. and Earl Manley. Those honored to serve as casket bearers were; Chris Campbell, Ray Campbell, Royce Campbell, James Cowart, W. C. Dunn and Johnny Roberts. Honorary casket bearers were Eddie Carlin, J. W. Freels and Robbie Turner. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer, P. O. Box 17371, Memphis, TN 38187 Phone: (901) 226-CURE.

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The entire Ralph Lewis Family wishes to express our most sincere gratitude to everyone for their Christian encouragement, prayers, thoughts, kind actions and care during his long battle with multiple sclerosis. All of the caretakers, family and friends helped him throughout this time and made him as comfortable as possible here on Earth. We would like to especially thank the staff of Bells Nursing Home, Haywood Park Community Hospital, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Dowling Family Medical Center and its staff, Pat Weaver and her staff at Homechoice Health Services, Jimmy Studdard and Haywood County Ambulance Authority, Mr. Tom Rainey, Mr. Sam Lewis, all of the pallbearers and participants in the service, Brother Jerry Wilson and Lea & Simmons Funeral Home. We also would like to thank the Brownsville Police Department and the Haywood County Sherriff’s Office for their respectful escort during the funeral procession. All of your professionalism and heartfelt care was invaluable to us as a family and will not be forgotten. We are fortunate to have you as part of our hometown community and the West TN area. Respectfully, Lane, Rachel, Ella Dru, Lana and Ted Lewis

News of Years Gone By Friday, October 3, 1980 College Hill area on National Register Work begun July 1979 by the local Historical Society, culminated successfully this week when property owners in the College Hill Historic District received letters saying that their property had been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The College Hill Historic District is recognized as possessing unusual significance to the history of Tennessee. Beyond this, inclusion in the National Register assures that the State Historical Commission will review all federal projects to determine any effect they may have on the property. Further, all National Register sites are eligible for federal preservation grants-in-aid administered by the State Historical Commission. Not every home in the area is included. Those whose homes are included have received letters to that effect. After being accepted by the State, the District project was forwarded to Washington, D.C. where the final approval was made. Silverstein replaces Felsenthal as Reader Morton Felsenthal retired as lay reader for Temple Adas Israel September 10 with Fred Silverstein Jr. succeeding him. At the service, Mr. Silverstein told the group he was happy to

carry on in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, Emil Tamm. Mr. Tamm was lay reader from 1867 to 1907. Mr. Silverstein said, “It is a unique heritage that I feel, the roots being found planted deeply in Judaism, and in America and in Brownsville. Many years and much sacrifice and great toil support it.” “Our Town” marathon The First Annual Brownsville-Haywood County Parks and Recreation Marathon was run Saturday, September 27. Fourteen people participated in the marathon in hopes of winning the $50 first place prize over the six-mile course. Randy Taylor of Jackson won the purse with a time of 36.20 followed by Bob Saffel of Jackson. Third place went to local runner Phil Smith with a time of 37.43. Thursday, October 4, 1990 Adult students respond to new education opportunity Adult Basic Education Coordinator Susan Scott reported that “close to 130” adult students have signed up for this fall’s classes. The overwhelming response has sent Scott scurrying to the state for more money for additional teachers. That request appears to be approved. Scott also said that she had received an excellent response from 25-

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28 teachers in the system who are interested in teaching the twice a week classes to adults who want to continue their secondary level education. Groundbreaking ceremonies for new housing units A large contingent of local, state and federal government officials gathered September 26 for the groundbreaking ceremonies for a new public housing complex in Brownsville. The Tam Street complex will consist of 35 three-bedroom units being constructed by D.C. Construction of Brownsville. Carolyn Flagg, Executive Director of the Brownsville Housing Authority coordinated the ceremonies and luncheon that followed. Hood wins race in Jackson Brownsville’s Ricky Hood drove his 1980 Monza to a first place win in the Pro Class racing September 22 at the Jackson Dragway. Hood battled a 50 car field down to a final match up with Shelby County’s Gene Smally and his 1970 Mustang. Thursday, October 5, 2000 Committee hopes Blues week brings “green” to festival Successful from nearly every measurement, last week’s 2000 Blues Festival

is under the microscope this week. Preliminary figures indicate the festival made a profit this year, a fact that may be due to the new I-40, exit 56 site. Gate admission fees meant the committee could offset costs not covered by sponsorships. Total estimated attendance for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is between 3,000 and 5,000 according to the early figures. The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center also reported a large number of visitors Friday and Saturday. Hatchie Refuge celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week Refuge Manager Marvin Nichols said that the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge would celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week by providing public fishing opportunities at Oneal Lake during the week of October 8 – 14. Nichols said Oneal Lake was originally constructed to provide habitat for migrating waterfowl and for the wildlife observation. Fishing at Oneal Lake has become extremely popular during special events held for the elderly, youth and anglers with disabilities. The lake will be open for fishing from the bank or piers only. Wildlife observation on the refuge is very popular with several thousand visitors annually.

Church News London Branch M. B. Church Missionary Day Pastor Julius Harden and London Branch M. B. Church will be having their Annual Missionary Day Program, Sunday, October 3. Their 11 a. m. guests will be Pastor Martin Bowers and Friendship Baptist Church. Food will be served.

Douglass Chapel C. M. E. Church fall festival Douglass Chapel C. M. E. Church will have their Annual Fall Festival October 9 at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be free food, drinks and gifts. Everyone is invited!

First Holiness Church usher day First Holiness Church, 205 East Jefferson Street, will have Usher Day, October 3 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor John Washington from White Stone M. B. Church in Jackson. Other guests are Brownsville Community Baptist and Peaceful Chapel Baptist Church. Host pastor is Elder Leonard Palmer. For more information contact Sister Mary Barkens at 772-1030 or 432-9120

Dancyville C. M. E. bake sale Dancyville C. M. E. Church will have a bake sale and yard sale in the Koko Store area Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 a.m. until? Sponsored by the Women of the Church.

First Baptist Church fall revival Fall Revival will be held at First Baptist Church, 311 East Jefferson October 4-8. Evangelist for the revival will be Pastor LeRoy Brent, pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Mayfield, KY. The public is invited.

Dancyville Assembly of God homecoming Dancyville Assembly of God, 13825 Highway 76 N, Dancyville, invites the community to be part of their Homecoming activities. Gospel concert with the Bluff City Quartet and David Smith, the Singing Fireman, Saturday, Ocober 16 at 6 p.m. Worship service Sunday, October 17 with early founding pastor, A. L. Land, and other special guests at 10:45 a.m. followed by “Eatin’ on the Grounds.” All are welcome. Call: 901-3839200 for more details.

Fall Festival

Come and enjoy a fun-lled day! Saturday, October 2, 2010

Handmade quilts, craft items, picnic tables, furniture and much more! Auction begins at 10 a.m.!

Enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, from 7 to 10 a.m. Followed by a pork BBQ and grilled chicken lunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DIRECTIONS: Take Highway 64 east, One mile west of Whiteville • Look for tent at Byler’s Woodcrafts All Proceeds go to Whiteville Mennonite School

Cemetery Walk

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

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