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Obituaries for May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

James A. Burton, 81 of Martin, Tennessee died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at his residence in Martin, Tennessee.

Born Wednesday, March 9, 1932 in Hornbeak, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Clyde W. Burton and the late Lillie Mae McGruder Burton.

Mr. Burton was a 20-year retired veteran from the United States Air Force and retired employee for the State of Tennessee where he worked for the Department of Employment Security.

Funeral services for Mr. Burton will be 11:30, Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the Chapel of Johnson-Williams Funeral Home. Officiating this service will be Rev. Perry Grills. Interment will military honors will be held at Martin Memorial Gardens in Martin, Tennessee. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Betty S. Burton of Martin, Tennessee; two sons, Philip Burton of Greenfield, Tennessee and James Richard "RIck" Burton of Martin, Tennessee; one daughter, Pat Gill of Dyersburg, Tennessee; a brother, Billy Jack Burton of Metairie, Louisiana; one sister, Judy Gibson of Brookland, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Jenni Bullard and Jarid Burton both of Dyersburg, Tennessee, John Gill of Trimble, Tennessee, Amber Davidson and Josh Burton both of Greenfield, Tennessee and Theresa Wellman of Addison, Illinois and eleven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Gill, Josh Burton, Chris Bullard, Larry Springer, Danny Battles, Ricky Lyle and Reid Crittendon. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons; Michael Arguello, Sam Gill, Christian Snyder, Austin Snyder and Brenton Burton.

Online condolences may be made to the family at johnson-williamsfuneralhome.com. Johnson-Williams Funeral Home is honored to service the family of James A. Burton.


Pattye J. Glatz, nee Ledford, May 10, 2013, Age 82. Late of the Chicago Beverly neighborhood. Beloved wife of the late Richard R. Glatz. Dear mother of Richard M. (Jenifer) Glatz. Beloved grandmother of Thomas, Josef, Charles, and Caroline Glatz. Loving sister of the late Jerry (Frances) Ledford. Fond sister-in-law of Edward (Jane) Glatz. Co-owner and managing broker of R.R. Glatz, Realtors.

Visitation at the Zimmerman & Sandeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5200 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn, IL Friday, May 17 from 2 to 8 pm. Lying in state, Saturday, May 18, at the First Methodist Church, 9358 S. Homan Ave., Evergreen Park, IL from 9:00 am until the time of services at 10:00 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. Memorials to the American Heart Association or Catholic Charities would be appreciated. www.zimmermansandeman.com Info. (708) 424-0340.


Jeremy Jerome Maze was born November 27, 1991 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to Chrystal Maze and Denoris Young. Jeremy was known to his friends as "Dro."

Jeremy died Saturday, May 11, 2013 after fighting a hard battle with cancer at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Dyersburg High School in 2010, and was a current student and football player at Austin Peay State University. He earned a full scholarship as a walk on linebacker for the AP Governors after playing football at Dyersburg High School. He also held a host of other awards for running track while attending Dyersburg High School.

He was baptized at an early age at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, but he felt the need to rededicate his life by being baptized again in January of 2013.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Parr Avenue Church of Christ located at 2240 Parr Ave., Dyersburg, with the Rev. Joe Scott officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dyersburg.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Chrystal Maze of Dyersburg, Tennessee; three siblings, Dustin Young (a niece, Ja'Niyah Young), Chasity Young, Treasure Maze and Destony Young of Dyersburg, Tennessee. He had other siblings on his father's, Denoris Young, side that reside in Michigan. He was preceded in death by the late Cecil and Rosie Maze, Ocie Adams, Theresa Maze and Gerrad Maze also of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Along with several aunts, uncles and cousins, he also leaves several close friends that he felt were brothers to him, Xavier "Snook" Taylor, Tyler Dukes, and Trey Walker along with a whole host of other friends and supporters. He also leaves to mourn his memory a very special friend that was dear to his heart, Jaziree Smith. He not only leaves a former coach, but a father figure that he loved and that loved him dearly, Coach Randy Newsome. He and his wife, Carmie Newsome, were like a second set of adopted parents to him. He leaves behind some former teachers that he felt were very special to him, Amy Holden and Sandy Cross.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Dukes, Stacey Edwards, Nick Newsome, Levi Estes, Lee Schultz and Tevin Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Xavier Taylor, Dustin Young, Trey Walker, Travis Bradshaw, Paul Fisk and Austin Bolden.

Online condolences may be made to the family at hhhudsonfh.com. H.H. Hudson Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jeremy Jerome Maze.


Rachel Nicole Swetnam

Rachel was loaned to us starting January 10, 1992 until she died in an accident and was claimed by God on May 14, 2013 on a beautiful Tuesday evening.

In her short time here on earth she accomplished amazing things.

Rachel was a 2010 graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She had just completed her junior year at the University of Arkansas where she was majoring in Apparel Studies with a minor in Chinese...strange combination but Rachel loved Chinese and knew it would pay off in the fashion industry.

Rachel and her family spent her first sixteen years in Dyersburg, Tennessee where she was a cheerleader and even after the family moved to Tulsa, she maintained many friendships there.

In 2010, Rachel was crowned Miss Teen Oklahoma, probably the first with a Tennessee accent. Her future was very bright as well. She was looking forward to spending the summer in Los Angeles doing an internship with some very popular clothing designers, and had landed a small role in a movie to be filmed in Fayetteville in just a few weeks.

Rachel was blessed with a personality and smile that was impossible to forget. She loved young people and had a special soft spot for older ones. She was a gift from God, taken too early.

She had a strong faith and is most certainly wearing her wings as this is written....Rachel will be excited about that.

Rachel is survived by her parents Janet and Jeff and her sister Sarah, who miss her desperately. She is also survived by grandparents Eunice LaGarde of New Iberia, LA , and Wayne and Madeline Swetnam of Kansas City, MO, aunt and uncles Karen S. Newsom, Greg Swetnam, Craig LaGarde and Edmund Dana LaGarde Jr. and several cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Edmund Dana LaGarde.

Services will be at Christ the King Church in Tulsa at 8:30 AM on Saturday May 18, 2013.

The family requests that memorials be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - http://www.stjude.org/SJFile/MemHonorFor...


Faye Foutch died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at McKenzie Regional Hospital in McKenzie, TN.

Funeral arrangements for Faye Foutch are incomplete and will be announced by Curry Funeral Home.