Volume 54, Number 8

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, February 23, 2017


Anna Ruth Neal Alred
June 18, 1962 - May 1, 2012

ALBANY, KY--Anna Ruth Neal Allred, 49, 467 Castle Rd., Albany, KY passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
She was born June 18, 1962 in Pickett County to Carlos Eugene Neal and the late Shirley Ruth Bilbrey Neal and lived most of her life in Pickett County. She was a factory worker, waitress and was a member of the Community Full Gospel Church in Albany, KY. Other than her mother she is preceded in death by one brother, Barry Eugene Neal.
Survivors include soulmate, Albert Jones of Albany; daughter, Laura Stinson & husband Robert; son, Chris Phares; father and stepmother Carlos Eugene Neal & Linda; two brothers, James Allen Neal and Charles Wayne Neal, all of Byrdstown; and five grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins and Bro. Bruce Stearns officiating and burial at Cumberland City Cemetery in Albany. Pallbearers include Joey Harding, Daniel Huddleston, Scott Cope, Johnny Bilbrey, Jeremy Williams and Joey Cook. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Porter Harmon
February 21, 1934 - May 1, 2012

Muncie, IN-Porter N. Harmon, 78, a resident of Lakeview Heights, Byrdstown passed away Tuesday morning, May 1, 2012 at the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 21, 1934 in Byrdstown to the late Floyd and Maude Bilbrey Harmon. In his youth, Porter moved to the Muncie area and eventually graduated from Muncie Central High School. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and worked for Borg-Warner Manufacturing for 35 years as a tow motor driver before his retirement in 1986. Mr. Harmon was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Delaware F&AM Lodge #46 and the Borg- Warner Sympathy Club. He was also involved in politics having served as a Precinct Committeeman and enjoyed fishing and Nascar.
Survivors include son, Rick Harmon & companion Judy Cook of Muncie, IN; two sisters, Barbara Paris & husband Harry of Muncie, IN. and Margaret Stout & husband William of Byrdstown. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Pastor Alan Dixon officiating and burial at Williams Chapel Cemetery. A Masonic memorial service was conducted by the Delaware F&AM Lodge #46 at the Parson Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Williams Chapel Cemetery. Special care provided by Parson Mortuary.

Willie Brannum
February 23, 1931 - April 29, 2012

TIPTON, IN--Willie D. Brannum, 81, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at his home in Tipton.
He was born in Byrdstown Feb. 23, 1931 to Aubrey and Dorothy (Flowers) Brannum. On Dec. 28, 1998 Willie married Velma Dunbar and she survives. He had served with the Indiana National Guard and retired from Steel Parts Corporation in 1990 after 40 years. Willie was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, a past member of the Moose Lodge, and the United Steelworkers. In his spare time Willie enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was always up for a road trip back down home to Tennessee.
Survivors include his wife, Velma Brannum, three daughters; Julie and husband Chris Myers, Shannon and husband Greg Cassons, Rhonda and husband Jeff Kirkpatrick, three sons; Kevin Brannum, Shawn and wife Heather Brannum, Tim and wife Amy Pascoe along with 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings; Jenny Mahaney, J.D. Brannum, Kay Writtenhouse, and Nellie Roe. Willie was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters; Kathy Roadruck and Toni Scott, three brothers, and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held at May 5th at 12:00 with Willie’s cousin, Pastor Jim Flowers officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Tipton’s Fairview Cemetery. Online condolences are available at porterfh.com


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