Obituaries September 30, 2021



Sadie Walker Charlton, 79, of Millington, passed away on September 14, 2021 at her residence. There was a walk through viewing for Mrs. Charlton on Sept. 25twith a memorial service at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Memphis. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge.


Palmer Dupree “Duke” Cooper, Jr.  passed away on September 16, 2021, due to complications from diabetes. He was born and raised in Tipton County. Donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. Munford Funeral Home had charge. 


Barbara L. Ervin, 89, of Millington, passed away September 20, 2021. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 


Valda Jean Gray, 79, of Brighton, passed away September 15, 2021. The family received friends Sept. 20 at the Munford Chapel. Graveside service was in Morrison Cemetery in Brighton. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel had charge.  


Brian K. Lacks of Hickory Withe, went peacefully to be with his Savior on September 15, 2021. Brian was born in Clifton Forge, Virginia in 1967. He graduated from Alleghany High school in Clifton Forge where he found a passion for wrestling. He joined the Marine Corps after graduation and became an avionics technician for the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, Marine One. He was eventually selected to serve as a Marine Crew Chief for President George H. W. Bush. As a Marine, he was able to visit every state in America, along with Mexico, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Japan, and Australia. After his six years of service, Brian decided he would rather fly helicopters than work on them. He obtained his pilot’s license on his own while working for AgRotors/Haverfield as a mechanic. It was there that he learned how to utilize the helicopter for work around electric transmission and distribution lines. He was then hired by Aerial Solutions to trim trees along power line right-of-ways by using a large saw beneath the aircraft. Ten years ago, Brian began working for his dream company, Tennessee Valley Authority, where he was able to return to transmission line work and even help develop their Helicopter Line Construction Program. Brian met and married the girl he first saw as a young Marine, stationed in Millington, TN. Brian and Kellan were married for thirty-one years. Together, they were able to travel around the country with his work and even scuba dive in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. They had two beautiful daughters, Jenna Noel Lacks and Abigail Rose (Abby) Lacks, who were the love of his life. He was also survived by his parents, James and Deanna Lacks. He was a passionate man who loved fiercely and deeply, a wonderful husband and a devoted father and son. A Christian, who secretly gave of himself to help others, making sure no one knew he was involved. He will be greatly missed. The family received friends Sept. 23 at Central Baptist Church until the service. Interment will be at in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads in Wildersville. The family requests any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


Hernan Edward “ED” Malone 66 of Millington passed away Friday, September 17, 2021. Funeral service was held Sept. 25 at Rosemark Church of God in Christ in Millington with interment to be held at Greenwood Cemetery. Millington Funeral Home had charge. 


Charles Ludwig Nelson, 84, former instructor at the Naval Base passed away September 18, 2021. He was U.S. Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, a member of the VFW and the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Nelson and grandson, David Charles Nelson. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Nelson of Panama City, Fla., Patti Griggs (Toby) of Oxford, Miss., Barbara Price (Tony) of Millington, and Diana Beyersdorf (Jim) of Munford; son, Charles Nelson (Veronica) of Hamilton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 22 at St. William Catholic Church with interment in Magnolia Gardens in Covington. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

Linda Nickle


Linda Dianne Nickle, 69, of North Little Rock, Ark., passed from this life on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Springhill Baptist Hospital. Linda was born in Wynne, Ark., to Albert Langdon Doss, Sr., and Mattie Marie Duke Doss, on August 27, 1952. A graduate of Cross County High School and Arkansas State University with a Master’s Degree in Sociology, her career included time with the Arkansas Housing Authority and Mortgage and Loan Company. Preston and Linda spent many weekends following State and National Chili Competitions. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother Walter Ray Doss, and her twin brother Albert Langdon Doss, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Robert Preston Nickle of the home. She leaves three sisters, Roberta Horner (Pete) of Jonesboro, Arkansas; Joyce Brown (Phil) of Wynne, Arkansas; and Omega Ford (Larry) of Millington. Linda also leaves several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and a host of extended family and friends. She was always the “fun”, classy Aunt. She liked flashy clothes and convertibles. She always gave the gifts the kids liked the best. Every visit came with gifts and candy and her dogs. Pallbearers will be Joshua Doss, Ethan Evans, Bryan Evans, Alex Aspinwall, James Copeland, Shane Bell and Duane Bell. Visitation was held Friday, September 24, 2021, at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Graveside services were Saturday, September 25, 2021, Bay Village Cemetery at Bay Village, Arkansas, with Paul Horner officiating, under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home. 


Mitchell Davis Overstreet, 77, of Millington, went to be with the Lord at home on September 16, 2021. Mitch was born on February 23, 1944, in Rosedale, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents, Davis and Lottie (Hemphill) Overstreet, his son, Keith Overstreet, one brother, Roy Overstreet, and his first wife of 47 years, Sharon Overstreet. He leaves behind his second wife, Linda Overstreet, two daughters, Deborah Block and Kimberly Herren, one stepson, Robert Overstreet, two sisters, Patricia Paris (James), Linda Everett (Larry), and a brother, Ricky Overstreet (Tonya), eight grandchildren, Mikel Jette (Kerri), Hannah Overstreet, Emily Overstreet, Megan Moore (Matt), Shana Nadel, John Overstreet (Holly), Austin Herren, and LJ Herren, three step-grandchildren, Magan Overstreet, Ella Williamson, and Madisen Cadle, and eight great-grandchildren, Alison, Marley, Max, Wally, Celashia, Carter, Wyatt, and Emma, plus his beloved dog, Chelsea, and his best friend who was more like a brother than a friend, Keith Caillouet (Patsy). Mitch was a retired Air Force veteran with more than 20 years of service. He will receive full military honors as his love for his country surpassed all except for his love for his wife and family. He was a quiet, private person but was proud to speak of and defend the country he served. He was loving and was loved and will be missed beyond measure. Mitch loved hunting and anything and everything to do with guns. If he was not shooting his guns, he was reading about guns! He also loved Alaska where he lived for 19 years. Mitch faithfully attended church at Crosspointe Baptist Church in Millington. He suffered from a long history of heart disease. He now no longer has to be in pain by God’s mercy and grace. May you rest in peace, my love. Funeral service was held Sept. 24 at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home. 


Angelia Darlene Robertson, 56, passed away September 15, 2021. Visitation was held at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Covington on Sept. 24 until the funeral service. Millington Funeral Home had charge. 


Kimberly Marie Schmall, 33, of Millington, passed away September 11, 2021. A memorial service was held Sept. 25 at the Millington Chapel with a reception following. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge.