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Obituaries – 1/23/14

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

LAYNE, “ALEX”ANDER, BENSON, “DUDE,” age 84, of Huachuca City, AZ, passed away January 9, 2014, after a long battle with pneumonia. He was born in Monteagle, TN, the son of Arthur Alexander “Alex” Layne and Emma Rose (King) Layne. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Cleveland Layne and Bonnie Rowan Layne and two sisters, Wilhelmenia “Boots” Mullins and Artie Mae Lappin. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Mary Sue (Church) Layne, Huachuca City, AZ; one daughter, Deborah Sue Davis (Tom), Tucson, AZ; one granddaughter, Michelle Lopez (Eric) and two great granddaughters, Hallie and Trinity of Tucson, AZ; two sisters, Mary Rebecca Boyd, MS and Patricia Ann “Patsy” Harris, Portage, IN and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a retired U.S. Army Sgt E6 and spent 22 years in the military serving in Germany, France and 6 tours in Korea. His ashes will be buried at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery. Alex Benson was one of the kindest, most thoughtful men ever created by the Father. He was of the Christian faith and lived it every day, seeing only the good in everyone he met. He loved his hometown of Monteagle and spent many hours in the last years of his life talking about those years spent growing up in the small community. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 

PERRY, ROBERT, EDWARD, “BUCK,” SR., 84, passed away at his home Sunday, January 19, 2014. He attended Bivens Chapel Congregational Methodist Church and was born in the Hills Creek Community in Warren County on April 24, 1929 to Joe Wheeler Perry and Lela Brown Perry who preceded him in death along with his sisters, Ruby Perry and Louise Stevenson. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Nolan Perry; son, Robert E. Perry Jr.; daughter, Charlene Nunley; brother, Jerry Floyd “Rusty” Perry; grandchildren, Michelle Whiteaker, Jason and Jared Nunley, Amanda Burnett, Robert Craig and Michael Perry; great grandchildren, Alex, Keanen, Ethan, Evan and Urijah Nunley, Anna Whiteaker and Kara Perry; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 21 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Freddie Savage, Ernest Lockhart and Larry Campbell officiating. Burial was in Hills Creek Cemetery in Warren County. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.