Volume 51, Number 30

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 24, 2014

Obituaries

Abraham Piercy
December 4, 1932 - January 11, 2012

Muncie, IN – Abraham Piercy, 79, passed away Wednesday night, January 11, 2012 at The Woodlands with his family by his side.
He was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Jamestown, TN the son of Artha (Reagan) and Wade Peercy.
Abraham had worked 34 years at Marhoefer Meat Packing then worked for Peercy Construction where he retired in 1996. He served honorably in the United States Army. Abraham was a member of Bethel United Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing with family and friends.
Abraham is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn; a son, Ronald Piercy, (wife-Anita Sue); three grandchildren, Jama Mason, Jennifer Roberson, (husband-J.D.), and Michelle Brower, (husband-Darrell); six great grandchildren, Taylor Mason, Courtney Piercy Roberson, Kalan Piercy Roberson, Jaden Brower, Jadrian Roberson, and Zoe Brower; two brothers, Dean Peercy, (wife-Betty), Muncie and Homer Peercy, Byrdstown; two sisters, Sheila Pecor, (husband-George), Jamestown; and Barbara Gibson, (husband-Jimmy), Jamestown, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers and sisters, Otis Piercy, William Piercy, Arnold Pearcy, Jewell Peercy, Frances Peercy, Shirley Peercy, Wanda Peercy, and Iva Peercy.
Services were held 2:00 p.m. Jan. 16, 2012 at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, with Pastor Hoyt Davis officiating. Burial followed in Elm Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery
Military rites were preformed by Delaware Count Honor Guard.
Abraham’s family would like to extend their great appreciation to The Woodlands staff for the love and care they gave.
Online condolences may be written to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.

Retired Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Ray Lee
March 4, 1938 - January 8, 2012

BYRDSTOWN--Retired Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Ray Lee, 73, East Star Point Rd., Byrdstown passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was born March 4, 1938 in Byrdstown to the late Omer and Bessie Booher Lee. Mr. Lee grew up in the Lovelady Community, joined the Marines on April 15, 1957. He married Juanita Winningham on Sept. 21, 1960. Jimmy proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years and retired as Gunnery Sergeant. Mr. Lee and his family returned to Byrdstown in October of 1976 where he proceeded to be a master carpenter contractor until he became disabled. Jimmy had a born again experience with Jesus Christ and began his journey with the Lord in 1988 then begin attending the First Church of the Nazarene. He later became a member of Grace Fellowship Church. Through it all Jimmy was faithful to his Lord and family.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by brother, Hue Lee; two brother-in-laws, Bob Manis and Roy Flowers.
Survivors include wife, Juanita Lee; three daughters, Joyce Bond & husband Robert, Barbara Reeder & husband Leslie and Lisa Huddleston & husband Darrell; six grandchildren, Chris Bond & wife Amanda, Christie Bond & fiancee Chase Boswell, Rena Scott & husband Anthony, Kayla Reeder, Shane Huddleston & wife Elizabeth and Wayne Huddleston; six great-grandchildren, Hayden, Anna Rose & Chance Bond, Landon & Braydon Scott and Lily Huddleston, all of Byrdstown; three brothers, John Lee & wife Betty of Byrdstown, Delmer Lee & wife Betty of Douglas, GA., and Sam Lee & wife Peggy of Muncie, IN; four sisters, Wyncie Shelley & husband Donnie of Albany, KY., twin sister Betty Flowers, Monroe; Faye Manis of Byrdstown and Barb Bilbrey & husband Joe of Byrdstown. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Shelley and Bro. Rick Cross officiating with the final resting place in the Lovelady-Sims Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Bond, Shane Huddleston, Wayne Huddleston, Anthony Scott, Chase Boswell, Johnny Lee and Charlie Lee.
The United States Marine Corps was present giving full military burial honors.

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