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Obituaries for October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Patty Jean Golden Booker of Yukon, OK, died on Oct. 17, 2011. Patty had experienced cancer since May of 2000. Patty Golden Booker was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Friendship, TN, in Crockett County.

Patty graduated in 1954 from Friendship High School and attended Freed-Hardeman University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988 from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK. Ms. Booker spent the preponderance of her working years as a civil servant for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Okla City, where she thoroughly enjoyed her work and the people. Ms. Booker retired from her civil service career on 12/31/2004 after 39 years and 3 months. Ms. Booker participated in several Christian, work-related, and civic activities. She was on the Board of Directors for the FAA Employees Credit Union for several years. Patty enjoyed life.

Patty Booker was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm E. Booker; her parents, Homer W. and Marion Miller Golden of Friendship, TN; brother, Dorace Miller Golden of Alamo, TN; and sister, Novaline Gooch of Selmer, TN.

She is survived by 4 sons and their families, W. Harrell Booker & wife Sandy of The Woodlands, TX, Malcolm (Mack) Booker, Jr., and wife Raynae of Yukon, OK, James Booker and wife Suzan of Dallas, TX, and Danny Booker and wife Carmen of Yukon, OK; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members: sisters and their families, Grace Grace of Humboldt, TN, Sarah Sweet of Houghton, LA; brothers and their families, Fred Golden of Memphis, TN and Homer Larry Golden of Dyersburg, TN; sister-in-law, Joyce Booker of Southhaven, MS; brother-in-law, Wallace Booker and family of Atlanta, GA; and a host of friends and other relatives in OK, TN and MS.

Ms. Booker worshipped with the congregation at the Church of Christ-South Yukon in Yukon, OK, where she was a member and teacher of 2-year olds for over 20 years. Richard May will celebrate her life with a service at the church, 11700 NW 10th, at 11:00 a.m., Fri., Oct. 21, 2011. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 19 and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 20 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, Patty wished your funds be spent on a more lasting tribute via contributions made to In Search of the Lord's Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083, Children's Miracle Network, www.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org, or another charity of your choice. Burial will be in the Sudbury Cemetery in Friendship, TN at a later date.

Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon, OK.


Leroy Welborn Neal, 88, of Jackson, formerly of Dyersburg, died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Tennessee State Veteran's Home in Humboldt.

He was a retired flight service specialist for Federal Aviation Administration, member and deacon of Phillips Street Church of Christ and an U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Memphis Amateur Antique Radio Club, Ham Radio Club and Operator since 1952, Amateur Radio Flyers Club, member of 15th and 450th Air Force Association, former FAA Flight Instructor and Flight Examiner of Dyer Municipal Airport from 1962-1984, former member of the Civil Air Patrol, Honorary Board member of Halls Army Air Base Museum and a member of Forked Deer Antique Car Club, for which he named.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Golson and Mr. Edgar Shults officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Jernigan Neal of Jackson; two daughters, Kathy Neal Colley (Charles), of Jackson and Cynthia Neal Burgin (Chris), of Mt. Washington, KY.; four grandchildren, Paige Edwards and Jennifer Milam, both of Nashville, Christy Holt of Louisville, KY. and Heather Tyler of Greenville, IN.; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ora Moore Neal; four brothers, William Neal, Charles Neal, Joe Neal and Jim Neal; one half brother, Chester Norvile; and five half sisters, Sarah Lou Clark, Mary Sue Fortner, Monnie Wyrick, Maggie Whittington and Mattie Jones.

Pallbearers will be Billy Bivens, Tim Bivens, Clifford Hopgood, Brodie Cupples, Sammy Arnold and Bill Neal.

The family requests that memorials be directed to DAAB - The Veterans Museum, 100 Veterans Drive, Halls, TN 38040 or to Phillips Street Church of Christ.