Obituaries January 7, 2021


Earl Ross Beckham, 78, passed away December 25, 2020 at Methodist Hospital – Germantown. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Quito United Methodist Church or charity of donor’s choice. Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel had charge.

Charles Brandon Crossly, 38, of Drummonds, passed away December 20, 2020. He served in the U.S .Navy and worked in construction. He is survived by his daughter, Britlee J. Blanchard Crossley; parents, Charles J. Crossley and Tammy Jo Parrish, and step-dad, Mark Parrish; grandparents, Jerry D. and Constance Scott, Mary E. Sullivan and Howard A. Crossley; sister, Ashley R. Parrish and brothers, Scott B. Parrish and Hunter Crossley of Oakland. The family received friends until the service Dec. 30 at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel.

Nancy Leek Ewing of Rosemark, departed this world to be with her Lord and Savior on December 28, 2020. A visitation was held at Munford Funeral Home, Millington Chapel, on January 1, 2021 until the service.

David C. Featherston, 74, of Drummonds, passed away December 24, 2020. Any memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family would like you to honor his memory by wearing a flannel shirt and jeans to the service. Visitation was held Dec. 27 at the Millington Chapel in Millington;

Joann P. Fisackerly, 88, passed away on December 17, 2020. The family requests that memorials may be sent to the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society, in Joann’s name. A graveside service was held Dec. 29 at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.

Mable Lavern Gallo, 98, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020. Graveside service was held January 6, 2021 at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington. Northridge Woodhaven had charge.

Harry Rutherford Gibson III, 71 of Memphis, passed away December 18, 2020. He was born in corpus Christi, Texas July 7, 1949 to the Maudie Eva Gibson and the late Harry R. Gibson, Jr. Harry went to Frayser High School and on to the Army in 1969. In the Army he was sent to Vietnam as a Medic with a Green Beret Platoon, Army Special Forces 1971. Harry was divorced twice. He worked for Auto-Chloro, then as a Millwright and retired. He later was a farm worker in Illinois. He loved to fish, hunt and shoot targets with his friends. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. He will be dearly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry R. Gibson and two nephews, Toby Gibson and Brian Biggers. He was member of the VFW. He is survived by his mother Maudie Eva Gibson; sisters, Kathleen Stultz of Georgetown, IL and Lorraine Bennard (Mike) of Memphis; brothers, Robert Gibson (Phylis) of Nashville, Charles Gibson (Darnell) of Memphis, Jeff Gibson (Melanie) of Millington and Lee Gibson of Atoka; nieces, Priscilla Stultz of Seattle, his favorite niece Amy Stultz of Memphis, Riley Biggers Smith of Houston, Whitney Eva Gibson of Milan, and Shayna Gibson Barrett of Nashville; nephews, Corey Gibson of Nashville, Casey Gibson of Nashville, Logan Biggers of Brighton, Colby Biggers of Arlington, Toby Gibson of Millington, Harry Gibson of Millington and Tanner Gibson of Millington; and fourteen great nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Dec. 29 at the Millington Chapel in Millington. Munford Funeral Home had charge.

Kenneth Avery Hinshaw, 77, of Millington, passed away peacefully at Methodist North Hospital surrounded by his family. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations to Manna House and the Manna House Women’s Sanctuary in memory of Kenneth Avery Hinshaw. Check can be made out to Mannah House and mailed to 769 Stonewall Street Memphis, TN 38107. Service was held Dec. 29 at Bethel Cemetery in Atoka.

Raymond Eugene Kennedy, 89, of Munford, passed away on the morning of December 27, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Kennedy was born on December 14 in St. Paul, Kansas. He graduated from St. Francis High School in 1949 and joined the U.S. Navy on December 27, 1950. He served five years on active duty during the Korean War Conflict and was honorably discharged as a First Class Disbursing Clerk. He transferred to the Naval Reserves and retired as a Master Chief Disbursing Clerk after 23 years of service. He also retired from Civil Service as Deputy Disbursing Officer after 22 years of federal service. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Norma Faye Arthur Kennedy; his four daughters, Margaret Ann (Jim) Robinson; Carla Rae (Glenn) Beard; Angela Claire (Richard) Earnest, all of Munford; Elizabeth Kay (Milton) Grimes of Theodore, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Zimlich, Brandon (Erin) Grimes, Matthew Griffin, Jordan (Carrie) Beard, Mitchell (Lisa) Beard, Russell (Taylar) Beard, and Joshua Kennedy; eight great-grandchildren, Delaney Zimlich, Aubrey Beard, Camille Grimes, Theo Beard, Ollie Beard, Judson Beard, Jo’elle Keenan Kennedy and Charlotte Beard; his sister Alberta Westhoff of St. Paul, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Albert and Anna Elizabeth Wagner Kennedy; his sisters, Betty Ann Kennedy and Mary Alice McCormick; and his brothers, Sebastian Kennedy and Emil Albert (Red) Kennedy, Jr. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Herminio Balderama, Dr. Clay Jackson, Dr. Lisa Kennedy, Dr. Carmel Verrier, Dr. Claro Diaz, and Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent care they provided during his illness. Visitation for Mr. Kennedy was held on January 1, 2021 and the funeral service was held on Jan. 2, with burial at Helen Crigger Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home, Munford was in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Schaub took Jesus by the hand and went home to Glory December 18, 2020 after a brief illness. Visitation was held Dec. 28 at Millington Chapel in Millington. Munford Funeral Home had charge.

Anita Sue Adkerson Stanford, 77, passed away December 22, 2020. The family received friends Dec. 26 until the service at the Millington Chapel. Interment followed in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery.
Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel had charge.

Lora Edwina Taylor, 78, died unexpectedly from heart failure December 18, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett. Visitation with family and a service of remembrance was held on Dec. 28 at First Baptist Church, in Millington. Graveside services and burial followed at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington.

Carolyn Ann Williams, 68, of Millington, passed away December 24, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. A memorial service was held January 2, 2021 via zoom. Jefferson Mortuary, Inc. had charge.

Mary Hellen Wilson, 82, of Atoka, passed away on December 25, 2020 at Magnolia Creek Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. The family received friends Dec. 29 at Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel. The service was held Dec. 30 at Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel. Interment followed at Morrison Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel had charge.