Obituaries

Lori Goff

Lori Ann Goff, age 47, died November 16 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Martin on Saturday, December 1, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Randy Cooper officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at the church at 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Goff was born April 22, 1971. She is survived by her husband, Christopher Goff of Blythewood, South Carolina; her children, William (Will) Suiter, Abby Suiter and Maggie Suiter all of Union City; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis of Dresden; sisters, Kim Bryant of Dresden and Carrie (Aaron) Cooper of Fairview. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Martin.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a benefit fund for her children Will, Maggie and Abby Suiter at Simmons Bank.

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Philip “P.J.” Rainey

Philip “P.J.” Rainey, age 35 of Martin, died November 19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held at Jolley Springs Baptist Church. Derek Frazee and Brian Page officiated and burial followed in Birds Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Rainey was born May 21, 1985 to the late Philip W. Rainey and Shelly Gladstone Rainey, whom survives. Besides his father he was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Virginia (Ronnie) Cox of Springville, Delores Gladstone of Michigan; James Gladstone and W.D. (Elaine) Rainey.

Survivors include his mother, Shelly Gladstone Rainey; one sister, Jenifer (Joey) Robertson of Paris; and several aunts and uncles. He was member of Jolley Springs Baptist Church. The family that memorials be made to: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite #300, Rockville, MD 20852.

Charleen Puckett Knight

Charleen Puckett Knight, age 87 of Gleason, died November 18. Graveside services were held November 21 at Beech Springs Baptist Church in Gleason and Tony Terrell officiated.

Mrs. Knight was born April 11, 1931 to Clarence and Katie Puckett, both deceased. Besides her parents she was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Jimmy Puckett and Billy Puckett; three sisters, Katie Delafante, Violet Kapycinski, and Elizabeth Travis. She is survived by her husband, Willie “Bill” Knight; her son, Tommy (Carol) Puckett of Arlington; niece Sandra Puckett and Billy Puckett of Sedalia, Kentucky.

Jimmie Dean Higgs

Jimmie Dean Higgs, age of 84 of Dresden, died January 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held November 25 at Bowlin Funeral Home and burial followed in Sunset Cemetery.

Mr. Higgs was born July 2, 1934 to the late Robert and Reba Capel Higgs. He is survived by his wife Bettie Ann Cooper Higgs of Dresden; two sons, Tony Higgs of Nashville, and Jeff Higgs of Greenfield, formerly of Dresden; and a daughter Deanna Higgs of Dresden. Mr. Higgs was a retired computer programmer and a United States Army Veteran.

Cora Lucille Prince

Cora Lucille (Perkins) Prince, age 86 of Sharon, died November 23. Funeral services were held November 27 at Corinth Baptist, and Bro. Wayne Perkins officiated the service. Burial followed in the Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Prince was born on October 8, 1932 to the late John W. Perkins and Nora Peery Perkins in Dresden. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, a homemaker and the widow of Mr. James Thomas Prince, she is survived by her son, Jack Prince of Jackson, daughter; Rosanna (Scott) Robertson of Dresden; her brother, Wayne (Linda) Perkins of Greenfield; her sister, Virginia (Billy) Verdell of Gleason, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

James Bolton

James Leonard Bolton, age 84 of Gleason, died November 21 at McKenzie Healthcare in McKenzie.
Mr. Bolton was born February 18, 1934. He was a retired factory worker from General Motors. James is survived by his wife Patricia Bolton; five daughters, Jackie (Steve) Mingle of Gleason, Sherry Ott, Wanda (Larry) Queen, Tonya Owens all of Lansing, MI, and Kimberly Bourne of Paris. James is survived by four step-children; Holly Parker Stratton of Pensacola, FL, Julie Al Halah of Tucson, AZ, Kyle (Alita) Parker of Union City, and Bret (Barbara) Parker of Martin. He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, sister, Joyce Mingle, of Gleason; a brother, Tony Bolton of Jackson. James was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Torres.

David Leroy Cousins

David Leroy Cousins, age 59 of Dresden, died November 17 at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois. A memorial service and celebration of life was held November 25 at Murphy Funeral Home.

Mr. Cousins is survived by his wife, Tonia Baker Cousins; his daughter, Nicole (Chad Drewry) Cousins of Greenfield; sons, David Cousins and James (Kirstin Rook) Cousins both of Dresden; brothers, Gary Joel (Jean) Cousins of Lansing, MI, Mike (Mary) Cousins of Milan, IL, Timothy James (Debbie) Cousins of Martin; Roxanne Irene (Thomas) Cavender of Ocala, FL; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cousins was a master tech for Tom Taylor Automotive in Martin and was a member of Evangelical Methodist Church in Michigan. He was a veteran, U.S. Marine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel William Cousins and Shirley Pennell Cousins.

Lonnie Franklin Jarred Jr.

Lonnie Franklin Jarred Jr., age 56 of Dresden, died on November 17 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. The family requests that in Lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or the American Heart Association in Mr. Jarred’s honor.
Mr. Jarred is survived by his sons, Lonnie, Jake and Daniel Jarred; brother, Pete Weaver; sisters, Lisa Jarred, Nancy Jarred, Dorothy Chambers, Judy Boane, Margaret Stepp and Janice Cumpton, and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Franklin Jarred Sr. and Mary Jean Carrington Jarred; his sisters, Martha, Doris, and Geraldine Jarred.

 

 

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