Volume 51, Number 29

eighteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obituaries

Richard L. Blaylock
January 15, 1931 - December 10, 2014

Richard L. Blaylock
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ--Richard L Blaylock, 82, of Bullhead City, Ariz. passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Mr. Blaylock was born on January 15, 1931 in Fillmore, Ill. He was the son of Floyd and Zora Turnbow-Blaylock.
Richard served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He retired from the A.E. Staley Mfg. Co. after 37 years. He married Marjorie Joan Stiles on March 2, 1956 in Decatur, Ill. Richard was a fun loving man and always had a smile on his face. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, bowl and follow the NASCAR circuit. He was a member of the Elks and American Legion.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.
Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at Riverside National Veterans Cemetery.

William Harley Pemberton
May 26, 1947 - January 13, 2014

BYRDSTOWN--William Harley Pemberton "Bill", 66 of Byrdstown went to the arms of our Saviour after a short battle with liver and lung cancer on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Clinton Co. Hospital in Albany.
He was born May 26, 1947 in Minnesota to the late George and Laverne Nelson Pemberton. Mr. Pemberton was a business owner, mechanic and lived most of his life in Pickett County.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Champaign.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Pemberton of Russell Springs, KY. and Kerry Conklin of Louisville, KY; three sisters, Sandra, Linda and Sara; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
The family has chosen cremation with a Memorial Service to be held at a later date. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Beech Bottom Baptist Church in Albany with Bro. Larry Waid officiating.

Charles Richard Johnston
December 24, 1940 - January 8, 2014

BYRDSTOWN--Charles Richard Johnston, 73, 9115 Hwy. 111, Byrdstown passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Byrdstown Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 24, 1940 in Champaign, Il. to the late William Jackson and Viola Wilma Davis Johnston. Mr. Johnston was a retired steel mill supervisor, a Veteran serving in the Army and lived most of his life in Indiana.
Other than his parents he is preceded in death by one son, Bobby Johnston; two sisters, Carolyn and Billie.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Turner Johnston of Byrdstown; two daughters, Terri Houk and Tammy Kemp both of Lake Station, IN; three step-daughters, Debbie Miller of Wheatfield, IN., Donna Holman of Albany, KY. and Anna Klocek of Highland, IN; two step-sons, James Tidwell of Lake Station, IN. and Jeff Tidwell of South Bend, IN.; one sister, Glenda Suggs of Centerville, AL.; brother, Robert Johnston, Fl.; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 13, 2014 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Penwell officiating and cremation to follow the funeral services. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Mary Lynne Bayne
June 9, 1941 - January 5, 2014

MEMPHIS--Mary Lynne Bayne, 72, Memphis, TN. passed away Jan. 5, 2014 due to complications from a fall at home in Nov. 2013.
She was born June 9, 1941 in a log cabin in Pickett County to the late Lynn Mullins and Mildred Elder Mullins Davidson.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years William C. Bayne; two sons, Bill Bayne and wife Lauren of Austin, TX. and Bob Bayne and wife Ashley of Memphis; sister, Brenda Dorsey of Shelton, WA; four grandsons, Cooper and Campbell Bayne of Austin and Brody and Hugh Bayne of Memphis. Funeral services were held January 10, 2014 with Pastor Andy Rambo officiating and graveside services at Memorial Park Cemetery.
After her family was displaced by the rising waters of Dale Hollow Lake, they moved to Putnam Co. in the early 1940's. Mrs. Bayne attended public school there and graduated from Cookeville Central High School in 1959. She earned her degree from TTU in 1963 and accepted a teaching position at Surrattsville High School in Maryland. She attended post-graduate studies at the University of Maryland and Memphis Sate University from which she received her certification in library science. Mrs. Bayne and her husband moved to Memphis in 1970. In the 1980's she was a librarian at The Auburndale School. On August 27, 1987 she suffered a massive stroke which left her paralyzed. However, through an extensive rehabilitation program she relearn to speak, walk and drive a car. "She was a miracle person," said Dr. James Wang, the neurologist who treated her following her November fall. "The brain damage was so great from the stroke that she should never have been able to walk, talk or do any of the things she did in life. Miracle people are special people," he said. Following the stroke in 1987 she became a volunteer at the Bartlett Library and in 2006 was named Volunteer of the Year among the Public Library and Information Center's 600 or so volunteers. Mrs. Bayne continued her volunteer work through Nov.13th.
In travels with her husband, she visited all 50 states and finally setting foot in Rhode Island in the Summer of 2012. Mrs. Bayne had also visited 11 foreign countries, with multiple trips to Canada, England, Scotland ad France. She was an avid reader, movie buff and a cook noted for her desserts, particularly cakes for special occasions. Mrs. Bayne was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Memphis. Another passion was her 42 years in a local bridge club that didn't have a formal name, but was known as The Sisterhood.

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