Obituaries August 19, 2021



Darrell Gene Boyer began his journey on February 4, 1936 when he was born to his parents, Ernest and Sylvia Boyer, in a little house on the Cimmaron River in Payne County, Oklahoma. He grew up on a small farm outside of Stillwater, Okla., where he developed a love of working with his hands and became a skilled carpenter and handyman. He used these abilities over the years to help others, but especially used these skills in his own home and in the homes of his children. Beyond whatever project was at hand, his children knew they would be blessed by just being in the company of their daddy. He modeled faithfulness, hard work, and clever thinking in all he did. He met his future wife and soon to be best friend, Marilyn, at the youth center of Bellevue Baptist Church while he was stationed at NAS Memphis and she was a nursing student at Baptist Memorial School of Nursing. After his tour in Hawaii and her completion of nursing school, they married on October 6, 1957 and enjoyed nearly 64 years of life together as a married couple. Darrell served in the United States Navy for 22 years and retired as Senior Chief, Aviation Technician. After retirement, he continued his education at the University of Memphis where he obtained his B.S. in Professional Studies and his Master’s in Counseling. Later, after working for H&R Block, he established Boyer’s Tax Facts which he maintained for more than 25 years. During their life together, Darrell and Marilyn both served multiple churches around the world and after retiring in Millington in 1976 they came back to First Baptist Church, Millington, where they continued to serve. He loved Jesus and displayed His mercies to all he met. He loved his wife with an unconditional love, even if it meant painting the living room three different colors in one day. He was a dedicated father to his five children and their families, Darrell and Cathy Boyer and family of Orlando, FL, Karroll and Jim Warberg and family of Millington, TN, Bruce and Mary Boyer and family of Millington, Michel and Jeniver Boyer and family of Grafton, WV, and Andrea and Craig Campbell of Bartlett. He was known as Grandpa and Pops to his 14 grandchildren and their spouses, as well as his 7 (soon to be 8) great grandchildren. Darrell was at home with his family when he entered the presence of his heavenly Father on August 13, 2021. He will always be remembered for his love, his mercy, his wisdom, and his strength. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel and the funeral will be held at West Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church on 3099 West Union Road, Millington, TN at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.


Arma Jean Byrd, 87, of Munford,  passed away August 7, 2021. The family received friends Aug. 10 at the Munford Chapel until the service. Interment followed in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel.


Maxine Childress, 94, of Millington,  passed away August 5, 2021. The family received friends Aug. 8 at the Millington Chapel until the service. Interment followed in Forest Hill-East Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 


Peter Glenn Evans, 62 of Millington,  passed away August 4, 2021. Service information came at later day. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 


Clarence Fair, 77,  passed away  at his home on August 5, 2021. Services for Clarence Hudson Fair were held at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home in Millington, Aug. 13. The service was officiated by Pastor Buddy Fuller and a committal service followed the service in the Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.


Michael Lee Lemmon “Mickey”, 39, general laborer and resident of Mason and Drummonds,  departed his earthly home on August 8, 2021. The family received friends Aug. 11 until the service at Gratitude United Methodist Church. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 


Nancy Faye Malone, 77, passed away August 9, 2021. The family received friends Aug. 12 with a service all at the Millington Chapel. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 


Marshall Palmer, 79, of Memphis, passed away August 8, 2021. Munford Funeral Home had charge. 


Louis H. Southerland III, 69 passed away peacefully August 3, 2021 with family by his side.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis H. Sutherland, Jr and Clara Mae Sutherland, also two brothers.  He leaves his wife of 29 years, Alicia R. Sutherland; his children, Louis H. Sutherland IV, and Tiffany Sutherland; one brother, Frank Sutherland, four sisters, Sandra Wilburn, Linda Crider, Kathy Wright, and Mary Beth Jones.  Louis was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church, was an autobody technician.  A Celebration of Louis’ life is planned for a later date.  Services entrusted to Bartlett-Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Center (901) 372-5555;


Birdie “Bertha” Henderson Woodard, 53, of Millington passed away August 11, 2021. Visitation was held Aug. 21 at Millington Funeral Home. Millington Funeral Home had charge.