Volume 52, Number 4

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 22, 2015

Obituaries

Gracie Irene Zachary Pierce
November 17, 1931 - January 15, 2015

BYRDSTOWN--Gracie Irene Zachary Pierce, 83 of Pierce Rd., Byrdstown passed away Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 17, 1931 in Pickett County to the late Archie and Audra Garrett Zachary. She was a housewife, a member of the Grace Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union and lived all of her life in Pickett County.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Woodrow Pierce; two sisters, Jewell Garrett and Clara McIver; one brother, Raymond Zachary.
Survivors include daughter, Lois Pierce; son, Richard W. Pierce and caregivers Pat Schoettle and Kindra Edwards, all of Byrdstown; three nieces and three nephews. Also survived by other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Allen and Bro. Charlie Craig and burial at Story Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eric Pierce, Roger Goolsby, Norris Copeland, Gary Cross, William Gibson, Junior Stephenson, Tommy King and Keith Bilbrey. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Edna Lucille Walker Smith
September 29, 1922 - January 12, 2015

BYRDSTOWN--Edna Lucille Walker Smith, 92 of the Etter Community passed away January 12, 2015 at her residence.
She was born Sept. 29, 1922 in Parker, TN. to the late Charles Edward and Tilda Hanna Mullins Walker. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Thomas Smith; two brothers, Luther Ray and Arther Walker; sister, Pauline Davidson; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Cope and Ruby Smith, both of Byrdstown; six sons, Thomas Smith and wife Margaret of Jamestown; L.C. Smith and wife Kathy of Byrdstown, Donald Wayne Smith and wife Barbara of Paoli, IN.; Roger Smith and wife Hilda of the Etter Community; David Lynn Smith and wife Rhonda of Allons and Michael Smith of Etter Community; one brother, Donald Ray Walker of Muncie, IN; two sisters, Emigene Flowers and Dorine Flowers both of Byrdstown; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel with Bro. Tim Turpin and Bro. Thomas Smith officiating and burial at Etter Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roger Dale Smith, Jamie Smith, Bobby Smith, Terry Smith, Tim Cope, Rodney Smith and Priscilla Smith. Arrangements by Jennings Funeral Homes.

William Fred Clark
May 25, 1932 - January 11, 2015

MONROE--William Fred Clark, 82 of Fred Clark Ln., Monroe passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at his residence.
Mr. Clark was born May 25, 1932 in Pickett County to the late Clarence and Lousinda Garrett Clark. He was a farmer, a member of Etter Baptist Church and lived in Pickett County all his life.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Francis Ash and Anna Mae Norris; three brothers, Warren, Cohen and Floyd Clark.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne Story Clark; daughter, Linda Wilder and husband Robin; three sons, Fred Clark, Jr., Tim Clark and wife Brenda and Brent Clark; five grandchildren, Jeremy and Derek Hatmaker, Jessica Clark, Fred Clark III and Christie Clark; two great-grandchildren, Ryleigh and Mason Hatmaker. Also survived by other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 14, 2014 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Eric Thoman officiating and burial at Clark Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jeremy Hatmaker, Derek Hatmaker, Fred Clark III, Joe Parks, Ricky Norris and Bill Clark. Honorary pallbearers were Allen Crabtree, Windle Garrett and Michael Clark. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Alma Dean Wright Byrd Winningham Groce
February 23, 1925 - January 4, 2015

BYRDSTOWN--Alma Dean Wright Byrd Winningham Groce, 89 of Pickett Co. Care and Rehab passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 23, 1925 in Pickett Co. to the late Perry and Ollie Cooper Wright. Mrs. Groce was a housewife, garment factory worker, a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church and lived most of her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, William Alford Byrd; second husband, Doyle Chester Winningham and third husband, D.J. Groce; two sons, Jerry and Lara Byrd; daughter, Judy Byrd; one sister and six brothers.
Survivors include five daughters, Joyce Smith and husband Charles, Polly Smith and husband Wayne, Linda Hicks and husband Randall, all of Monroe, Rita Bolejack and husband Mark of Latham, KS and Lisa Warden and husband Tommy of Byrdstown; two sons, Terry Byrd and wife Janice of Monroe and Johnny Byrd and wife Robbie of Hilham; three sisters-in-law, Wanda Lee and husband Willie of Monroe, Louise Masiongale and husband J.T. of New Carlisle OH. and Sarah Byrd of Byrdstown; brother-in-law, Johnny Watts of Manchester, TN; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, nine great great-grandchildren. Also survived nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross officiating and burial at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph Warden, Jeremy Byrd, Ricky Smith, Ronnie Byrd, Bryan Varvel and Kenny Smith. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

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