Obituaries January 13, 2022

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RUSSELL E. BOOKER JR. 

Russell E. Booker, Jr.- USMC ret., 69, retired senior systems analyst for International Paper, passed away January 1, 2022. Mr. Booker was preceded in death by his father, Russell E. Booker; mother, Thea Booker; and a sister. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Booker; daughter, Jessica N. Wagner (David) of Atoka; sons, Russell E. Booker III (Laura) of Jackson, Mo., and Ricky C. Burke of Atoka; sisters, Jean Wolford (Bill), Linda Archie, Lana and Laura; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The family received friends Jan. 6 at the Millington Chapel with a service on Jan. 7 at the Chapel. Interment was Jan. 8 in Dogwood Cemetery in East Prairie, Mo. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

RHONDA CAROL WOOD CHILDRESS

Rhonda Carol (Wood) Childress, 54, of Millington, passed away peacefully in her home on December 30, 2021. The family received friends Jan. 9, 2022 at Millington Church of Christ located at 7320 Raleigh-Millington Road, in Millington. A service followed immediately with interment on Jan. 12 in West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery located in Memphis. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial contribution be made in her honor to Tunnels to Towers Foundation (https://t2t.org) or call 1-718-987-1931. Donations can be made in her honor for up to 7 weeks.

TERI DONALDSON

Teri Donaldson, 63, of Millington, passed away December 29, 2021. The familY received friends until the service time January 11, 2022 at Millington Church of Christ. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

DONNA JEAN JUSTICE

Donna Jean Justice, 70, passed away December 31, 2021. The family received friends January 4, 2022, at the Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel. The funeral service followed immediately with interment  in Randolph Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

JOYCE HARRIS

Joyce Harris of Millington,  was called home on December 25, 2021. She was a nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital for 40 years, and attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Millington. She leaves behind three daughters, Pamela Rider (Rick), Dawn Woods (Samuel), and Nancy Young, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was laid to rest at Northridge Woodhaven cemetery on Friday, December 31, 2021. 

WILLIAM K. HILDNER

William K. Hildner, 81, passed away December 30, 2021. Mr. Hildner was a Marine Corp. Veteran of Vietnam. He was preceded in death by his son, Ian Hildner. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Diane Hildner; daughter, Blake Sawyer (Tom); two grandchildren, Tommy Sawyer (Vanessa) and Jackson Sawyer; two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Sawyer and Stella Sawyer. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

KENNETH ROBERT MUNCY

Kenneth Robert Muncy, 85, passed away December 30, 2021. Mr. Muncy was an accounting technician and was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Frank Muncy. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Muncy; daughters, Deborah Curtis (Jim) of Red Lion, Pa., and Linda Fink (Steve) of Portsmouth, Va.; sons, Kenneth Muncy Jr. (Kellye) of Fairgrove, Mp., Kevin Muncy Chappell (Keith) of Drummonds, Loyd Muncy of Somerville, Lance Pickett-Muncy (Jennifer) of Bellingham, Wash., and Kevin Hollingshead of Millington; sister, Jeanne Leonard of Essex Junction, Vermont; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. The family received friends January 8, 2022 at the Millington Chapel until the service. Memorials may be made to the Tipton County Animal Shelter. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

VINA ANN PAYANT

Vina Ann Payant, 85, of Munford, passed away January 5, 2022. The family received friends January 9, 2022, at the Munford Chapel. A memorial service followed immediately. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel had charge. 

CHARLES EDWARD PITTS

Charles Edward Pitts, 68, of Millington, passed away January 3, 2022 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. There was a visitation for Mr. Pitts on Jan.7 at Jefferson Mortuary, Inc., in Millington. A memorial service was held at Jones Grove Baptist Church, in Munford. Interment took place Jan. 9 at the Church Cemetery. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge.

HENRY D. SHANNON

Rev. Henry D. Shannon, 83, of Millington, passed away on January 4, 2022 at Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett. There will be a walk-through viewing for Rev. Shannon on Friday, Jan. 14 from 4-6 p.m. at Jefferson Mortuary, Inc., 7788 Church Street, Millington. An additional viewing will take place from 9-9:55 a.m. on Jan. 15 with funeral service to begin at 10 a.m. at Redeeming Life Ministries, 8921 Highway 51, Millington, Tennessee 38053. Interment will follow at Northridge Cemetery, Highway 51, Millington. Please wear your mask and maintain a safe distance. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge.

STEPHEN SHELBY

Stephen Shelby, 53, passed away January 4, 2022. The family received friends Jan. 7 at the Millington Chapel with a service Jan. 8 at First Baptist Church Millington at Interment followed in West Union Cemetery. The family asks any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (StJude.org). Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

KENNETH RAY SNEED

Kenneth Ray Sneed, 64, of Drummonds passed away on December 23, 2021 peacefully at his residence.  There was a Memorial Service for Mr. Sneed  Dec. 31 at Greater Imani Church, in Memphis. Interment followed at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge. 

WILLIS LEE WALKER

Willis Lee Walker, 55, passed away January 2, 2022. The family received friends at a Celebration of Life on Jan. 8 at the Millington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (StJude.org). Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge. 

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