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Lee Berry Mr. Haywood County I want to say “Thank You” to the residents of Haywood County for choosing me as Mr. Haywood County. It is quite a surprise and truly an honor! When we moved here a little over two years ago, my family and I noticed immediately that Brownsville/Haywood County is a special place filled with good hearted people that will go above and beyond to help one another. We look forward to spending the rest of our lives right here in Brownsville! Lee Berry

Peyton Riley “Best Bank Teller” First South Bank would like to congratulate Peyton on being voted best bank teller. We are honored to have her as part of our team. 308 West Main Street Brownsville, TN 38012 Phone: 731.779.0351 Fax: 731.772.0213

First South Bank “Best Bank” We would like to thank all of Haywood County for voting us “Best Bank”.


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Lee Berry: “Mr. Haywood County” BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com

Lee Berry

I am certain that I have never interviewed a person as humbled as Lee Berry was when I walked into his office. “I never in a million years would have expected this,” said Berry. He was of course talking about being named 2012’s Mr. Haywood County. He and his family have only been in Brownsville for two years, and he “didn’t even know that the title Mr. Haywood County existed.” But one thing is certain; he has made quite the impression on the people of Brownsville and Haywood County. Berry is originally from Florence, Alabama, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. He moved to Jackson in 2007. At that time, he had been with State Farm for 11 years, where he worked as a field specialist. In 2010, Berry decided he wanted to become an agent. He spent a year and a half training to become a State Farm Agent before he opened his office in Brownsville. “I had several options as far as cities to transfer to and

begin my career as an agent, but I wanted to come to Brownsville,” said Berry. “We packed up and moved to Brownsville, and we absolutely love it here.” I asked Berry what the best part about being a State Farm Agent in Brownsville was, and he said, “helping the people here and being a part of this community.” Berry also stressed how vital his office staff has been in his success. “We are like family here, we really are,” said Berry. “We usually all have lunch together, and we can sit around the table and laugh together.” Berry’s wife, Casey, works with him, as do Sabrina Benard and Katrina Byrd. “They are a vital part of this office, and I appreciate all that they do,” said Berry. “They are the first faces our customers see, and they are always friendly and smiling, and they feel the same way I do: it is our job to serve them in any way we can. They’re just awesome.” “I am completely shocked that I was named Mr. Haywood County,” said Berry. I just want to thank everyone for welcoming me and my family with open arms. We love it here!”

JoAnna Morris: “Mrs. Haywood County” BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com “The term ‘power’ comes from the Latin posse: to do, to be able, to change, to influence or effect. To have power is to possess the capacity to control or direct change. All forms of leadership must make use of power. The central issue of power in leadership is not ‘Will it be used?’ but rather ‘Will it be used wisely and well?’” -Philosopher Al Gini The above quote seems to speak directly about JoAnna Morris, the 2012 Miss Haywood County. JoAnna uses her leadership and power as Community Bank President of First South Bank wisely. She is dedicated to her family, her profession, and her community. That dedication, along with her warm and friendly personality, has led to her being named Miss Haywood County for the second time in three years. Morris is a native of Brownsville, and a 1992 graduate of Union University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Union, and went on to graduate from the South-

ern School of Commercial Lending. Morris is also a proud graduate of the 2000 Leadership Haywood County class and a 2009 graduate of the West-Star Leadership Class, which is a program based at the University of Tennessee at Martin aimed at helping community-minded people become more involved. Morris has been a member of the First South Bank team for 15 years. She is a former member of the YMCA and Chamber of Commerce board of directors, and currently serves on the Carl Perkins Advisory Board and the Exchange Club. Morris was named “Woman of the Year” in Haywood County in 2006 and Miss Haywood County in 2009. “The title Miss Haywood County means someone who knows, understands, respects, and cares about the past, present, and future of this community,” said Morris. “I think the community has been very good to me, and I try very hard to never lose sight of that.” Morris and her husband, Greg, have two children, Gray and Graham, and they are members of First Presbyterian Church.

JoAnna Morris


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Best Doctor, Dr. Don Spencer Spencer Medical Clinic 107 N. Lafayette 731-772-1152 Thank you for voting for me as the Best Doctor. I came to Brownsville and started my practice here in 1975. It has been my privilege to serve as your doctor since that time. A special thank you to my staff and my family for all of the assistance they give me. Again, thank you for you votes, your conďŹ dence and your trust. -Dr. Don Spencer, M.D., FAAFP

JoAnna Morris


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Lea and Simmons Funeral Home: Best Funeral Home

BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com The concept of Lea and Simmons Funeral home began with a dream. Jody Lea had always been in the funeral business, and longed to open his own funeral home in his community. He ap-

Spencer Medical Clinic is very proud of Lawanda Shepard for being chosen Best Nurse.

proached his brother, Chris Lea, with the idea. They then went to Elliott Simmons, who immediately jumped on board. Lea and Simmons Funeral Home went from a dream to reality, and they now strive to serve their “family members” to the best of their ability. They have also welcomed a new partner, Harriet Bond. “All of us in our careers had the privilege to work and train under Rex Bond,” said Chris Lea. “We were all instilled with his commitment to providing excellent service to each and every family member we serve.” The four partners have nearly seventy-five years combined experience, and understand that they see people when they are going through one of the absolute worst times of their life. “We want people to leave here with the feeling of peace that comes from knowing that their loved one was handled with care,” said Jody. “Most of the people in this community know us, or watched us grow up, and now it is us taking care of their loved ones. We do not use trade embalmers, and that allows us to give a personal touch to each family we serve.” I asked Jody how they felt about being named the “Best Funeral Home,” and he responded, “We are very humbled. It is truly an honor, and it shows that we are dedicated to our community and the families we serve.” Lea and Simmons Funeral Home offers Traditional Funerals, Memorial Services, Cremations, Insurance Funded Pre-Arranged Funerals and a wide selection of Granite and Bronze markers. “It’s all about service. We will do whatever it takes to help our families in their time of sorrow,” said Jody. “They can count on us to be here for them.”

Mandy Owens

Hair Design We at Bang Hair air Design are honored to be voted BEST HAIR SALON in Haywood County. Thanks for everyone’s support!

Spencer Medical Clinic 107 N. Lafayette Avenue Brownsville, Tennessee 38012 731-772-1152

Walk-ins Welcome & Appointments 275 W. Main St., Brownsville, TN 38012

731.734.2475

Kelly Hayes


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First South Bank: Best Bank BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com First South Bank’s mission statement is “to meet the needs of our customers by offering a complete line of quality products and services competitively priced. We believe that remaining an independent, community bank is vital to our success, as well as the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders.” According to JoAnna Morris, Community Bank President, “First South Bank is on schedule to have our most profitable year in our century long history. Getting the job done for our customers and community is our priority.” First South Bank is a $400 million bank chartered in Hardeman County in 1903, and is now headquartered in Jackson. They have numerous locations across Haywood, Madison, Dyer, and Hardeman Counties. The bank also owns and operates FSB Insurance, which is one of the largest insurance agencies in West Tennessee. First South Bank opened its West Main location in 1998, and has since

opened a branch on East Main. First South Bank’s local management team consists of JoAnna Morris, Community Bank President, Holt Pritchett, Vice President-Commercial Lending, Betsy Waddell, Vice PresidentLending, and Della Ligon, Assistant Vice-President and Branch Manager. First South Bank prides itself on being dedicated to customer service, as well as to Haywood County. The community board and staff members are involved in numerous local causes, including the Carl Perkins Center, the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Haywood County, the Rotary Club, the American Cancer Society, Haywood County Schools, the March of Dimes, the YMCA, and the Boys and Girls Club. The bank has had a very successful year, and has held true to its one-on-one relationship with customers. They have become a staple in this community, and have a genuine “small town” attitude. They are completely committed to serving their customers in any way they can, and it is that commitment that earned First South Bank the title “Best Bank.”

Congratulations Pauline! To all of our customers & friends:

The Russell Dental Group is proud to have you on our staff.

Russell Dental Group

130 Peachtree Plz., Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-2107

I want to personally THANK YOU for voting our dealership BEST of the BEST. It is also very nice to be voted the BEST salesperson, but it is the support from all of our customers and friends that allows us to be here. We always do our BEST in sales and service to make sure that you are taken care of. I also want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.


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Jay Walker: Best Musician BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com Jay Walker has always had a deep love for music. He started taking piano lessons in the third grade under the direction of Irene Saunder. During the summer of his eighth grade year, he had the opportunity to attend the Sewanee Summer Orchestra Camp where he was able to play with three different orchestras each week for six weeks. Later in life Jay had the opportunity to study percussion and organ under the direction of Frank Schaffer, who is a percussionist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Jay currently serves as Director of Music at First Presbyterian and Director of the Haywood County Arts Council. Before coming back to Brownsville, he served in several other positions, including Director

SRO Nigel Peeples Best Law Enforcement Officer

of Music at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where he started a concert series. “Music has always been a part of my life,” said Jay. “I am completely shocked and deeply honored to have been chosen for the title of ‘Best Musician.’” Jay has only been back in Brownsville for a short time, and adds that being chosen for that title is like a “big welcome home.” Jay said there are a lot of great things in store for the Arts Council next year. They have doubled their concert series, and will be holding six concerts next year instead of three. They will also be adding a new movie series, as well as a “concert on the lawn” series that will be held at College Hill. “I’d like to thank all of those who support me,” said Jay. “I have a deep love for music, and again, am completely honored that they chose me.”

Captain Teddy Waldrop Best Firefighter

The City of Brownsville would like to thank the citizens of Haywood County for voting for the “Best Firefighter” and the “Best Law Enforcement Officer.” We would also like to express our gratitude to “Best Firefighter” Captain Teddy Waldrop and “Best Law Enforcement Officer” SRO Nigel Peeples for the hard work and dedication they have shown to earn them this honor.


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Pratt Termite and Pest Control: Best Pest Control BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com Bobby Pratt loves what he does, and he loves this community. All you need to do is sit down and have a short conversation with him as I did, and it becomes crystal clear the deep love he has for his hometown and its people. Bobby and his wife, Lanette, opened the doors of Pratt Termite and Pest Control in February of 1979. “I put i n a lot of 10 to 12 hour days the first couple of years,” said Bobby. But business quickly grew, and he needed help. In 1981 he and his wife hired their first employee, and have continued to increase that number. Today they employee seven people, and strive to provide the absolute best pest control service to their customers. Pratt offers a variety of services, including getting rid of everything from ants to snakes and rodents. “Insects change with the seasons,” said Pratt, “in the spring you have to worry about ants and in the winter you have to worry about mice. But we are here to serve our customers year round, and are not satisfied until they are satisfied.” Pratt Termite and Pest Control suffered a great loss in March of 2000 when a devastating fire took almost everything they had. “We struggled for three years,” said Pratt. “It was the closest I have ever come to wanting to close the doors and retire.” But Pratt has recovered, and are continuing to serve their customers needs in a professional and courteous manner. “The good Lord has blessed us,” said Pratt. “We have great customers and we’d like to thank them for their loyalty in allowing us to take care of them. They are our family members, and we will continue to work to keep them completely satisfied with our services.” Bobby has been “retired” for the last two and a half years, but just can’t stop working. “I love this work because of the people,” he said. “My customers have been good to me, and it’s hard to walk away from that.” Bobby’s goal is for his son-in-laws to keep Pratt Termite and Pest Control g strong when he officially retires. He wants the Pratt name to live on and continue to serve the people of Brownsville and Haywood County.

Murphy Oil: Best Gas Station

O&Z Quick Stop 708 W. Main St. Brownsville, TN • 772-9968

From all of us at O&Z Quick Stop. Thank You for voting us best convenience store! Pictured above is Murphy Oil, voted the 2012 Best Gas Station in Haywood County.


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Best of the Best... Public Official

Politician

Clinton Neal

Mayor Franklin Smith

“Thank you so much for your vote for me as best public official. It is truly a pleasure to serve the people of Haywood County.”

“Thank you readers for your vote for me as best politician. It is my privilege to serve as your county mayor and as always, I am humbled by your support.”

Thanks Brownsville for selecting us as your best insurance agency Thanks Brownsville for selecting me as your best insurance agent and selecting my office as best insurance agency. For over 30 years my office has been providing insurance and financial services to Brownsville and Haywood County. I appreciate your business and your vote of confidence. I am fortunate to represent an amazing insurance company that cares about its customers. My great team members, Lynne Morris, Kristie Warren and Connie Hendrix strive to provide exceptional service and sound advice. Living and working in my hometown is a unique experience. You get to know your customers on a personal basis and form great friendships. And when you have a problem, I’m just around the corner. Brownsville is truly a great place to live and a great place to be a Good Neighbor..

Jim McAdams, Agent 100 North Washington Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-6000

Community Volunteer

Captain Jere Wright “I am truly honored that Haywood County chose me as the ‘Best Community Volunteer.’ Thank you for all of your support, and I will continue to serve my community to the best of my ability.”


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Teknor Apex Tennessee Company Teknor Apex Tennessee Company would like to thank the residents of Haywood County for voting us the Best Employer of 2012. Our talented and committed employees have afforded us the opportunity to be successful in and a part of this great community for forty one years and we appreciate your support. We are honored to receive such recognition and will continue to strive toward helping to better the community where our employees live and work.

I’m very thankful to Haywood County for seeing fit to allow me to win this award for the 2nd time!! I have no doubt that being a Realtor is the purpose that God has for me!! Again, I say thank you & always remember that if God is for you, he is more than the world against you!! 225 Margin Street Brownsville, TN 38012 Office (731) 772-0202 Fax (731) 772-0221

Joey L. Conner “Heads Above the Rest” Cell 731-780-0863 joey.conner@connerrealestatetn.com

The Economy Store

Thank you for choosing us as the “Best Appliance Store”, “Best Furniture Store” and for choosing Michael Edwards as the “Best Salesman.” Come in and see why we’re the best of the best!!


Special Edition - Best of the Best- Brownsville States-Graphic - Thursday, December 13, 2012 - Page 11 1280 S. Dupree Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-8880

With much love and appreciaon, we are very humbled for being voted Best Funeral Home by the people of Brownsville/ Haywood County. We started this funeral home to give all the people in Brownsville/Haywood County a new perspecve on funeral service. Our beliefs are based on service and service alone. We were all taught by Rex F. Bond many years ago to make sure all our families got the service they deserve. We have an open door policy for any and all families in Brownsville/Haywood County and surrounding counes. We will connue to strive to live up to your expectaons. Thanks again, J. Ellio Simmons, Jody T. Lea, Chris W. Lea & Harriet K. Bond & the sta at Lea & Simmons Funeral Home

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for being selected as both The Best Flower Shop and The Best Gift Shop in the community. Your continued support and patronage are greatly appreciated as we carry on the tradition of serving our customers. Thank you, Lea & Simmons Treasure Chest Flowers & Gifts 1462 E. Main St., Brownsville 731-772-0914

Dowling Pharmacy All of us here at Dowling Pharmacy would like to say thank you for voting us Best Pharmacy for 2012. Our goal is outstanding customer service to each and every patient. We appreciate your business every day of the year! Thanks again for putting your conďŹ dence in Dowling Pharmacy! /8BTIJOHUPO"WFt#SPXOTWJMMF 5/

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“Best Boss” Bill Timbes and “Best Secretary” Jane Simmons We are very honored to have been chosen as best boss and best secretary! We feel that our longevity and the success of our company comes from a great team of employees and loyal customers. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of those that made this possible.

BT Redi-Mix Brownsville, Tennessee Ronnie Blaylock, Dispatch 1800 Boyd Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 Phone: 731-772-2700 Fax: 731-772-0483

15 N. Lafayette, Brownsville, TN 38012 731-772-0713 • www.richardscumminsrealestate.com 731-780-4663

One of the highest honors to be received is to be voted “Best of the Best” by your clients, customers, peers, friends, etc. We strive to take care of each and every customer to the best of our ability with honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness! A special thanks to each of the agents who work with Richard-Cummins Real Estate. They truly are the “Best of the Best”! Last, but certainly not least, we thank God for all his blessings and guidance in our business and personal lives.


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Zion Baptist Church: Best Church Although there is mention of Zion meetings in homes as early as 1831, Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1836. It was known at one time as a “Missionary Baptist Church.” Brother Jonas Stewart was honorary pastor for many years and currently his nephew, Dr. Bob Agee serves in that capacity. Holly Grove Baptist Church began in September-1885 as an offset from Zion and in October of 1901 some of Zion’s members left for the organization of Allen Baptist Church. The original building for Zion’s members burned in 1905, but was later rebuilt. Zion has had many pastors since the beginning, but Brother Mark Conway led the congregation from 1995 until his death in October, 2011. During his leadership the sponsorship of Forerunner Baptist Church was started and is being led by Mike Hopper.

Members also purchased the land behind the building with the lake where several fellowship activities are held. Following the sudden death of Brother Mark Conway, Dr. Mark McSwain has filled the pulpit as interim and a pastor search committee has formed. Many activities including youth, senior, and discipleship training are ongoing as well as the men’s community prayer breakfast each Thursday morning in the family life center at 6:00. “It is an incredible honor for us to have been named “Best Church,” said Pastor Mark McSwain. “We want to be known as a church that loves people and the Lord.” Zion Baptist Church has two Sunday morning services, one at 9 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. They also have Sunday and Wednesday evening services at 6 p.m.

Nathan Spencer, Best Attorney A sincere thank you to the community for choosing us as the “Best Lawyer” for the fourth consecutive year. We are very grateful of this honor.

Spencer Law Firm 28 South Washington, Brownsville, TN 731-772-3466


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Bang Hair Design: Best Beauty Salon BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com

and Kelly to meet all of your salon needs, whether

it be a simple hair cut or a completely new look. “We

do all kinds of hairstyles, from rock-and-roll to

If you’re looking for a full service salon, you should go by and meet the girls at Bang Hair Design, voted the 2012 “Best Beauty Salon.” Owners, Mandy Owens and Kelly Hayes have watched their dream turn into reality since they opened their doors in July of 2011. Mandy and Kelly have known each other for ten years, and they describe their selves as best friends. “Opening a salon has always been a dream of ours,” said Mandy. The salon is decorated in shades of pink and black, and gives you a “fun” feeling when you walk through the doors. You can count on Mandy

All of us here at Crestview would like to say Thank You for voting us Best of the Best!

CRESTVIEW HEALTH CARE & REHABILITATION 704 DUPREE AVE., BROWNSVILLE, TN 731.772.3356

wedding classics,” said Mandy. They offer unique and creative hairstyles, as well as color, ear candling, and waxing services. “The opening of the salon was a surreal experience,” said Mandy. “We had a rough time getting started, and we would like to let everyone that supported us know how much we appreciate them standing behind us. We are honored to have been named the ‘Best Salon,’ and will continue to strive to meet the needs of our customers and make them feel at home here.” The salon is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and walkins are always welcome.

We at Pratt Pest Control are honored to have received the title of Best Pest Control. We cannot express enough gratitude to our loyal and treasured customers for bestowing us with this title. Thank you all very much and have a Merry Christmas. Bobby Pratt, Owner 245 Whitten Avenue Brownsville, TN 38012

Licensed, Bonded, Insured 731-772-5666 Charter 395 731-772-9214


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Peyton Riley: Best Bank Teller BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com First South Bank’s Peyton Riley was voted the 2012 Brownsville/Haywood County “Best Bank Teller.” Peyton has been greeting customers with a friendly smile at First South’s West Main location for more than four years, but has been in the banking profession for the last 14 years. Riley graduated from Tipton Rosemark Academy and then pursued an Associate’s degree in business management at Southwest Community College in Memphis. She worked for other financial institutions before coming to Brownsville, but says she loves working in this community. “I feel like everyone here at the bank is my family,” said Riley. “And that includes our customers.”

I asked Riley what was most important to her as a teller, and she said, “Customer satisfaction. I follow the ‘Golden Rule.’ I treat others the way that I want to be treated. I greet them with a smile, and always try to call them by their name. I try to make them feel like family.” “The bank expects a lot from its employees,” said JoAnna Morris, Community Bank President. “Only by having high expectations are high achievements possible. Standards of service are taken very seriously. But, bottom-line, it’s all about having competent, caring people, and then staying out of their way and letting them do their jobs well. It’s all about good dedicated people doing a good job, and Peyton does her absolute best to provide excellent customer service at all times.”

COLE’S AUTO REPAIR

Best Mechanic

Thanks so much for selecting me as the Best Mechanic. The confidence and trust you have placed in me is very much appreciated. I want to say a special thanks to our service men and women. Justin Cole


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Lea and Simmons Treasure Chest: Best Florist and Best Gift Shop in the Lea family grew up working in Uncle Tom’s flower shop,” said Chris Lea. “When Uncle Tom passed suddenly, Aunt Judy wanted to retire and close it. We started thinking about it being an established business that’s deep in this town, and how it runs hand-in-hand with our funeral home. So we all got together, approached Aunt Judy, and decided to buy the business and carry on the tradition.” “We were afraid The Treasure Chest closing was going to hurt the community,” said Jody Lea. “I mean we heard people say, ‘what are we going to do if The Treasure Chest closes?’” Tom Lea set the standard years ago, and was an icon in his business. Lea and Simmons is dedicated to continuing to serve this community with those same high standards, and it shows.

BY JENNIFER WILLIS jwillis@statesgraphic.com Lea and Simmons chose to keep the Treasure Chest legacy alive when they purchased the business after Tom Lea, the former owner, passed in 2011. This year the community let their joy about that decision be

known by voting Lea and Simmons Treasure Chest as the “Best Florist” as well as the “Best Gift Shop.” The official opening date was December 21, 2011, and Jody, Chris, Harriet and Elliott have spent the last year working hard to serve Brownsville and Haywood County’s needs. “This was a family business, and everybody

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Lea and Simmons Treasure Chest is a full-service flower shop, and they serve their customers, whatever the need. From birthday and anniversary arrangements, to weddings, to funerals, Lea and Simmons offers it all. They also have a wide selection of gifts for all occasions. One thing is certain, if you are looking for the perfect flower arrangement or gift for any occasion, you can certainly find it at Lea and Simmons. Not only can you find that gift, but you can guarantee you’ll find a staff eager to serve you and make sure you leave completely satisfied with your purchase. “We would like to thank Brownsville and Haywood County for their support,” said Jody Lea. “It means so much to us that our community supports us and trusts us to take care of them.”

Happy Holidays

Morris Jewelers 35 N. Lafayette Ave. Brownsville, TN 38012 www.morrisjewelers.net

Cuz’s Smokehouse & Grill BEST AUTO PARTS STORE 690 N. Dupree, Brownsville, TN 731.772.9926

“Best Breakfast”, “Best Place to Hear Gossip” and “Best Morning Coffee”

Thank you for voting us the Best Auto Parts Store. We appreciate your business.

www.oreillyauto.com

304 East Main Street Brownsville, TN 38012 Bus: (731) 772-7420


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Best BBQ: Helen’s

Best Burger: Burger Basket

Best Grocery Store: E. W. James Bill Parker, BEST BARBER I would like to thank everyone for their votes. I feel truly honored to hold this title. 39 South Wilson Brownsville, TN Phone 731- 772-6388 Email parkerjg@bellsouth.net

Best Accountant The office of Mark Halbrook would like to take this opportunity to thank you for voting Mark Halbrook, “Best of the Best Accountant”. Your vote of confidence is greatly appreciated. Mark Halbrook 112 Washington Ave. South 731-722-2666

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Congratulations! Best of the Best: Complete List of Winners Best Church - Zion Baptist Church

Best Waitress/ Waiter – Crystal Meck / West Main Family Restaurant

Best Civic Club - Rotary Club

Best Home Cooking – Carolyn’s Family Restaurant Best BBQ – Helen’s

Best Appliances – Economy Store Best Fishing Spot – O’Neal Lake

Best Ice Cream – Dairy Queen Best Auto Parts – O’Reilly’s

Best Place to Hear Gossip – Cuz’s

Best Morning Coffee – Cuz’s Best Bank – First South Bank

Best Scenic View – O’Neal Lake

Best Pizza – Pizza Hut Best Beauty Salon – Bang Hair Design

Best School – Anderson Early Childhood Center

Best Salad Bar – West Main Family Restaurant Best Body Shop – Delk’s

Best Sports Team – HHS Tomcats

Best Sandwiches – Rankin’s Best Building Supplies – Smith Lumber

Best Youth Group/Organization - Boy Scouts

Best Car Dealership – Donnie Hatcher

Best Accountant – Mark Halbrook

Best Convenience Store – O and Z

Best Boss – Bill Timbes

Best Dry Cleaners – Sparkle Cleaners

Best Chiropractor – Dr. Sue McElrath

Best Floor Covering – Ketchum Carpet

Best Coach – Couch Slade Calhoun

Best Florist – Lea and Simmons Treasure Chest

Best Community Volunteer – Jere Wright

Best Funeral Home – Lea and Simmons Funeral Home

Best Car Salesman - Donnie Hatcher

Best Furniture – Economy Store

Best Doctor – Dr. Don Spencer

Best Gas Station – Murphy Oil

Best Electrician – Max Williams

Best Steaks – Kreme Kastle Best Bank Teller – Peyton Reily Best Barber – Bill Parker Best Beautician – Lisa Johnson Best All Around Food Service – Las Palmas Best Bus Driver – George Seymore

Best Dentist – Russell Best Elementary School Teacher – Brittany Higgins Best Firefighter – Teddy Waldrop Best Gift Shop – Lea and Simmons Treasure Chest

Best Employer – Haywood Company

Best High School Teacher – Allison Byrum

Best Grocery Store – EW James

Best Home Builder - Chad Simpson

Most Devoted Sports Fan – Chris McCurdy

Best Heating / Air – John Warren

Best Insurance Agent – Jim McAdams

Mr. Haywood County – Lee Berry

Best Insurance – Jim McAdams

Best Law Enforcement Officer – Nigel Peeples

Mrs. Haywood County – Joanna Morris

Best Jewelry – Morris Jewelers

Best Lawyer – Nathan Spencer

Best Politician – Franklin Smith

Best Nursing Home – Crestview

Best Mechanic – Justin Cole

Best Principle – Tracy Riddle

Best Pharmacy – Dowling Pharmacy

Best Musician – Jay Walker

Best Public Official – Clinton Neal

Best Restaurant – Kreme Kastle

Best Nurse – Lawanda Shepherd

Best Real Estate Agent – Joey Conner/ Conner Real Estate

Best Tanning Salon – All That’s Victoria

Best Plumber – Jack Frye

Best Tires – Best One Tire

Best Salesperson – Michael Edwards

Best Real Estate Firm – Richards Cummins Real Estate

Best Breakfast – Cuz’s

Best US Postal Carrier – Steven Martin

Best Secretary – Jane Simmons / Pauline Elrod (TIE)

Best Hamburgers – Burger Basket

Best Pest Control - Pratt Termite and Pest Control


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Thanks for voting us best tire center!

Delk’s Custom Auto Body IVY DELK - Owner

“We’re Not The Best By Accident” Thanks for voting us the Best of the Best Body Shop. “Serving Haywood County for over 32 years” Phone (731) 772-4140 FAX# (731) 772-5475 1323 E. Main, Brownsville TN 38012


Page 20 - Special Edition - Best of the Best -The Brownsville States-Graphic -Thursday, December 13, 2012

Best School

Best Bus Driver

Best Principal

Anderson Early Childhood Center

George Seymore

Tracy Riddle

Best High School Teacher

Best Elementary School Teacher

Brittany Higgins

Allison Byrum

Best Coach

Slade Calhoun

Best Sports Team

The Tomcats

Haywood County Schools Celebrates the Best of the Best! Every Child, Every Teacher, Every Community Deserves the Best!


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