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Area Obituaries

PHILLIP “MOUSE” GEAN

PHILLIP “MOUSE” GEAN Mr. Gean, 62, of Linden, passed away on Wednesday April 10, 2024, at AHC Decatur County in Parsons. The family chose cremation; no memorial service is planned at this time. Parsons Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nell and Penick Gean. Survivors include his…

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ALMA JEAN PURCELL SCHULKERS

ALMA JEAN PURCELL SCHULKERS Alma Jean Purcell Schulkers, affectionately known as “Cricket” by those who knew her best, left our world on March 16, 2024, at the age of 78. Born on April 12, 1945, in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, she was a beam of light and joy who brought life and laughter to every…

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FLORA MAE WARREN MELTON

FLORA MAE WARREN MELTON Mrs. Melton, 84, of Clifton, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024, in Columbia. A funeral service was held Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at Riverside Community Church, Clifton, with Steve Halloway officiating. Interment followed at Culp Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements. She was born in Clifton,…

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GEORGE ANDREW DOYLE

GEORGE ANDREW DOYLE Mr. George Andrew Doyle, 86, of Linden, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024, peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Interment followed services at Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery. George was born…

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JESSE BROWN “JUKER” HOLDER

JESSE BROWN “JUKER” HOLDER Mr. Holder, 79, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. A memorial service was held March 2, 2024. He donated his body to science; his ashes will be spread in Tennessee. He was the son of the late Pauline Walker Holder and Pete Holder. He grew up in…

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AVA SUE CAMPBELL

AVA SUE CAMPBELL Mrs. Campbell, 86, passed away early on April 4, 2024, at St. Thomas West Hospital. A funeral service was held Sunday, April 7, 2024, 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Interment followed at Leeper Cemetery. She was born in Pleasantville, TN, the daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie…

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MARY DEAN MARLIN

MARY DEAN MARLIN Mrs. Mary Dean Marlin, 93, of Linden, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024, at her daughter’s home after a short illness. A funeral service was held Monday, April 8, 2024, 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Interment followed at Dr. O.A. Kirk Memorial Cemetery. She was born in Perry…

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NATHAN LEON WATKINS, SR.

NATHAN LEON WATKINS, SR. Mr. Nathan Leon Watkins, Sr., 89, of Linden, passed away March 22, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Nathan was born November 12, 1934, in Henagar, AL to the late Clarence Lewis Watkins and Sylva Inez Leverett Watkins. The family moved to Florida around 1952. Nathan joined…

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DOROTHY JEAN RAINEY PATTERSON

DOROTHY JEAN RAINEY PATTERSON Ms. Dorothy Jean Rainey Patterson, 92, of Linden, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at NHC nursing facility, in Dickson, Tennessee, after a brief illness. A funeral service was held Saturday, March 30, 2024, 1:00 p.m., in the chapel of Young Funeral Home. Burial was at…

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STANLEY PAUL (STAN) VESPIE

STANLEY PAUL (STAN) VESPIE Stanley Paul (Stan) Vespie went to his heavenly home to sit at the feet of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 22, 2024. A funeral service was held Wednesday. March 27, 2024, 1:00 p.m., at Tom’s Creek Baptist Church. Interment was held Thursday, March 28, 2024, at Qartburg City…

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