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PHILLIPS, TIMOTHY, EDWARD, 49, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on March 10, 1964 to Billy Ed and Mildred McDaniel Phillips who preceded him in death along with his sister, Melanie Cleek; brothers, Melvin R. McDaniel, Billy Ray and Jack Dennis Phillips. He is survived by his daughter, Miranda (Justin) DeFluiter; son, Casey Christian; stepson, Matthew Slatton; brother, Raymond (Carolyn) Phillips; grandmother, Lela Tate; grandchildren, Mason and Colton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, January 31 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Jerry Stockwell and Jamie Pack officiating. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
MORRISON, MARTIN, CHARLES, 79, died at his home Thursday, January 30, 2014. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a US Army veteran. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on February 9, 1934 to Lee Robert and Pearl Layne Morrison who preceded him in death along with his wife, Dorothy Privett Morrison; son, Robert Lee Morrison; brother, Edward Morrison; grandchildren, Gavin and Taylor Dykes. He is survived by his son, Larry (Kathy) Morrison; granddaughter, Jamie Dion Morrison; great grandchildren, Alexis Dion and Raven Storm Dykes; sister Elaine Higgins. Military honors were given by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
NORRIS, BOBBY, EUGENE, 68, departed this life for a better land, Friday, January 31, 2014. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a member of the Hubbard’s Cove Church of God. He was born in Beersheba Springs on October 14, 1945 to Arwin Eugene Norris and Rebecca Faye Smartt Norris who preceded him in death along with first wife and mother of his children, Charlie Mae Norris; sister, Earlene Sweeton; granddaughter, Hannah Norris. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Carol Braseel Norris; son, Lee Norris; daughters, Carla Long and Marie Whitman; grandchildren, Derek, Keri (LeBron), Tiffany (Dalton), Lindsey (Cody), Chelby, Erica, Jase, Braxton and Jaron; sisters, Melba McGee and Linda (Jerry) Nelson; great granddaughter Bailey Mae; brothers-in-law, Jackie Sweeton, Terry and Eddie (Lynn) Braseel; sister-in-law, Regina (Thomas) Johnson; mother-in-law, Selma Braseel; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, February 3 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Jack Nance and Don Hill officiating. Burial was in Fults Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.
NEAL, JERRY, W., age 51, of Belvidere, TN, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014. A native of Franklin County, he was a 1980 graduate of Franklin County High School. He was employed by Yates Services and worked as an electrician at Nissan in Decherd and was a member of the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He raised beef cattle and loved to fish. His family will best remember him as a loving father and grandfather who absolutely adored his grandson, Dalton. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bessie Jane Reed Neal of Belvidere; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica LaShae and Matthew Roberts of Ft. Hood, TX; sons, Jonathan, Joseph and Jacob Neal, all of Belvidere; mother and father, James Dale Neal and Margaret Smith Neal of Belvidere; brothers, Terry Ray (Linda) Neal of Belvidere, Kerry Dale Neal of Murfreesboro and John Ben (Angela) Neal of Belvidere; grandson, Dalton Douglas Roberts of Ft. Hood, TX; nieces, Anastasia and Victoria Neal; nephews, Terry J “TJ,” Derrick and Vinson Neal; mother and father-in law, James E. and Lillie Mae Reed of Cowan. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 4 with Bro. John Ben Neal officiating. Interment followed at Lexie Cross Roads Cemetery with friends and family members serving as pallbearers. Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Arrangements were made by Watson-North Funeral Home, Winchester, TN.
PAYNE, RITA, LAYNE, age 64, of Tracy City, Tennessee, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Southern Tennessee Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Ernest Layne and Auline Campbell Layne and was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Roy Payne; grandson, Floyd Kevin O’Dear, II. Survivors include her sons, Floyd Kevin O’Dear (Angie) and Troy Nelson Payne, both of Tracy City; sister, Cathy (Jimmy) Lyle, Jasper; grandchildren, Toni Nicole Worley, Ashly Dawn O’Dear, Derrick Burgess O’Dear, and 5 great grandchildren, Harley Worley, Dylan Worley, Hunter O’Dear, Remington O’Dear, and Kaylin Messick. Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 4 in Plainview Cemetery with Reverend Clayton Jones officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.