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Obituaries for May 27, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Funeral services for Robert Houston Brown, age 90 will be held at 2 PM Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Trenton.

Mr. Brown a Retired Electrician passed away Thursday May 24, 2012 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Army, and was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Trenton.

He is survived by 3 Children, Ann Samples of Humboldt, TN, James Brown of Trenton, TN, and Ruth Brown of Newbern, TN, a sister Ruth Love of Trenton, TN, 8 Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Brown, a daughter Debbie Adams, and a brother Paul Brown.

Visitation will be from 5 PM to 9 PM Friday at Shelton Funeral Home in Trenton, TN.


Griffin Barksdale Algee, 87, of Ridgely, TN, passed into the arms of Jesus at The Bridge at Ridgely on Thursday, May 24, 2012 with his wife of 48 years and daughters by his side.

Born on the Algee Titan farm south of Ridgely on May 27, 1924, he was the son of the late Robert Barksdale Algee and the late Blanch Sands Algee. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Europe during World War II. Afterward, he was a trackman for the Illinois Central Railroad, retiring in 1984 after 38 years of service.

He was a lifelong member of Ridgely First United Methodist Church, where he had served as secretary and treasurer of Sunday School for twenty years, as Sunday School Superintendent, and as steward and choir member. He had been a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and a carrier for the State Gazette for 23 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Ridgely Chapel of Dyersburg Funeral Home with Chaplin Terry Lynch officiating. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Carnell Algee of Ridgely; a son, Johnny Snow Algee of Memphis; two daughters, Patricia Algee Runions of Dyersburg and Scarlett R. Algee of Ridgely; and two grandchildren, Caitlin Nicole Runions and Cayden James Runions, both of Dyersburg.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Wyatt Robert ("Bob") Algee and Ralph Sands Algee.

Pallbearers will be Skipper Homra, Trent Patterson, Kent Patterson, Tony Bargery, Tony Neil and David Neil. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilkes Moore, Luke Watkins, Roy "Buck" Matlock and Aaron Staulcup.


Billy Joe Buckner, 42, of Halls, died Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at Halls Funeral Home.


Lucinda Renee Stegall Whitter, 36, of Tiptonville, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union City.

Graveside services were at 2 PM, Saturday, May 26, 2012 at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely. Curry Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.