Obituaries: March 26, 2020


Willard Franklin Berford, 80, a longtime farmer, passed away March 20, 2020. The family received friends March 23 until the service at the Munford Chapel. Interment followed in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel had charge.

Edie Bowman, 90, a wonderful wife and mother passed away March 15, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, William H. Bowman, who passed in 1971 at the age of 43 years. Edie is also preceded in death by parents, Audie and Leslie Roberts; brothers, Leslie Francis (Jr.), George W., and Jesse Duncan; sisters, Mary Katherine Garrett, Bennie Jewell Loft and Ethel Ruffin. She leaves behind daughters, Kathy Wells (Scott) and Becky Bowman (Richard Owen); granddaughters, Andrea Eubanks, Lauren Haley (Kerry Loveless), Anna Barton (Joe), and Triston Barton (Chris); beloved great grandchildren, Presley, Lilly, Quaid, Walter, Noah, Lucas, Aiden and Adelyn; and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends. Edie had a lengthy career in banking and working in Federal Civil Service from Millington Naval Air Station. She worked at CNTECHTRA, Public Works, Navy Hospital and Navy Housing. Edie was a patriot loving her country and appreciating all servicemembers. She loved gardening and raised many beautiful flowers, enjoyed the birds and loved the sunshine. She had a smile that could light up any room, and her laughter was beautiful music. Mrs. Bowman was well respected by those who knew her and loved by those who knew her well. She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace with the Lord her Savior and reunite with her husband Bill Bowman and her beloved per named Velvet. Amen.

Otha McAlister Camp, 93, passed away at his home March 20, 2020. He was born January 7, 1927 in Friendship, the seventh of 10 children of Luther Camp and Adell McAlister Camp. He was a World War II veteran having served 20 years in the United States Army and the United States Navy. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Katheryn Burke, Dorothy Wilson, and Frances Buchannon, and brothers W.L. Camp (Billy), Jack Camp, Weldon Camp, and Ray (Durwood) Camp. He is survived by Rita McDaniel Camp, his wife of 66 years, his children Ronnie Camp (Jackie) and Renita Cupples (David), grandsons Josh Cupples (Kim), Jason Camp (Tangee), Dylan Camp, Drew Cupples (Kristin). five great-grandchildren, brothers Grady (Gene) Camp (Marjorie) and Joe Camp, and 17 nieces and nephews. Visitation was held at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel at 7450 Raleigh-Millington Road on March 24. A graveside service was held March 25 at Friendship Cemetery in Friendship, with Reverend Grady Camp presiding.

Patricia Ann Douglas, 65, of Millington, passed away on March 13, 2020 at Regional One Hospital in Memphis. Her memorial service was held March 21 Jefferson Mortuary in Millington. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge.

Paul Ward Harding, Jr., 64, of Millington, passed away March 12, 2020 at Methodist Hospital North in Memphis. There was a viewing March 21 with a service for immediate family at Jefferson Mortuary, Inc., in Millington. Interment took place March 23 at Pleasant Rest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Millington.

Aileen B. Whitesides, 82, passed away on March 19, 2020. The family received friends at Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel until the service March 21. Interment followed in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford. Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel.