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Leo W. Faherty Jr.

A graveside service was conducted April 29 for Leo W. Faherty Jr., 71, at Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. Dexter Noblefranca. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Sandra Faherty.

Barry K. Shultz

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 18 for Barry K. Shultz, 62, at St. Therese Church by Rev. Carl Jude Hood. Survivors include daughters, Shelbi Louise Shultz and Libbi Leigh Shultz.

Harry Steven Coleman Sr.

A funeral home service was conducted April 11 for Harry Steven Coleman Sr., 72, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery East. Survivors include spouse, Peggy Coleman; daughter, Amy Gordon; sisters, Martha Chelena and Georgia Denk; and four grandchildren.

Casey Corrigan Tidwell

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 7 for Casey Corrigan Tidwell, 62, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Joseph Clay Tidwell Sr.; daughter, Katie T. Hudman; son, J. Clay Tidwell Jr.; and seven grandchildren.

Frank Lambert Gaia

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 6 for Frank Lambert Gaia,, 95, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Cheryl Eisenlau; sons, Kenneth L. Gaia and Gerald Gaia; sisters, Mildred Brignole and Vivian Pope; seven grandchildren, over 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mary McClure Chandler

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 6 for Mary McClure Chandler, 100, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Msgr. Peter Buchignani. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Claudette Coletta, Marian Shikles and Suzanne Porter; son, Tayor Chandler; nine grandchildren and more than 21 great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Juanita Crossnine

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 5 for Elizabeth Juanita Crossnine, 85, at St. Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Donald Crossnine, Michael Crossnine and Patrick Crossnine; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Cecile P. Gurley

A funeral home service was conducted April 4 for Cecile P. Gurley, 97, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Mathew Panackachira. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Orlene LeFebvre and Donna Mai Shivers; son, Gregory Gurley; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Chester Richard Figiel

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 3 for Chester Richard Figiel, 88, at St. Therese Little Flower Church by Rev. Carl Jude Hood; concelebrant, Rev. Msgr. Peter Buchignani. Survivors include spouse, Norma Coda Figiel; daughters, Dr. Victoria Figiel, Norma Lynn Holladay, Jennifer Louth and Julie Holland; son, Dr. Chester Figiel Jr.; and six grandchildren.

Servando Cruz Resendiz

A funeral home service was conducted April 1 for Servando Cruz Resendiz, 42, at Serenity Funeral Home by Rev. Yoelvis A. Gonzalez. Burial was in Mexico. Survivors include spouse, Elsa Martinez-Jasso; and son Servando Cruz-Martinez.

Patricia Dunbar Selden

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 1 for Patricia Dunbar Selden, 80, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church by Rev. Gary Edward Lamb; concelebrants, Rev. John Hourican, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dave Lucchesi. Survivors include daughter, Patricia Anderson; sons, Taylor Selden and Clai Selden; and nine grandchildren.

Michael Joseph Armstrong

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 31 for Michael Joseph "Mike" Armstrong, 57, at St. Francis of Assisi by Rev. Msgr. Val Handwerker, assisted by Rev. Mr. William Pettit. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include spouse, Linda Raffanti Armstrong; sons, Michael Silas Armstrong and Peter Joseph Armstrong; sister, Sandy Rosseau; and brothers, Chip, Guy and Drew Armstrong.

Agnes Thelma Marquette

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 31 for Agnes Thelma Marquette, 81, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Robert Marshall. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Collins "Mark" Marquette; daughter, Tish Marquette; son, Danny Marquette; and four grandchildren.

Richard Charles Towne Sr., D.D.S.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 31 for Richard Charles "Dick" Towne Sr., D.D.S., 91, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur; concelebrants, Rev. William F. Burk and Rev. Saji Ellickal. Interment was at Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survivors include daughters, Suzanne Goodman and Avery Lanius; sons, Richard Towne Jr., Dr. Carter Towne and John Towne; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Thelma Pieroni Signaigo

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 31 for Thelma Pieroni Signaigo, 93, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio, assisted by Rev. Mr. Miles Merwin. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Sharon Thompson and Janet Signaigo; son, Stephen Signaigo; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Evelyn Walden

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 30 for Evelyn Walden, 100, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Dyersburg by Rev. Robert J. Stellini, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bill Winston. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include daughters, Dorothy Alley, Mary Case and Charlotte Poutre; brother, Joseph Locke; ten grandchildren; over twenty one great grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Helen Janie Swatzyna

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 25 for Helen Janie Swatzyna, 91, at St. Brigid Church by Rev. R. Bruce Cinquegrani. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Ronald, Roger, Steve and Roman; sisters, Emma, Janie and Irene; brother, Frankie; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Adam Michael Pitts

A funeral home service was conducted March 23 for Adam Michael Pitts, 22, at Memorial Park Riverside Chapel by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include parents, Butch and Ann Pitts; sisters, Ashley Pitts and Jane Pitts; and brother, D. J. Pitts.

Alice Patricia Scott

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 21 for Alice Patricia Scott, 83, at St. Joachim Chapel at St. Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include son, James Allen Scott; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Caludio Saunorins Bueno

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 18 for Caludio Saunorins Bueno, 46, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church by Rev. Gary Edward Lamb. Survivors include spouse, Glaucia Bueno; daughters, Fernanda Bueno and Marina Bueno.

Franklin Shelby Simmons

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 18 for Franklin Shelby Simmons, 20, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include mother, Mimi Patricia Harder; father, Franklin Sheperd Simmons; stepfather, Brian Thomas Harder; stepmother, Tera Taylor Simmons; maternal grandmother; Mimi Lamb; paternal grandfather, Rodney Simmons; step grandparents, Harry and Diane Harder and Preston and Lynda Wright; sisters, Taisa and Aurora Harder, Erin Taylor and Audrey Simmons; brothers, Joshua Harder and Ward Simmons.

Patricia Ann Viau Orsak

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 17 for Patricia Ann "Patty" Viau Orsak, 84, at St. Ann Church, Bartlett by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh; concelebrants, Priests of Diocese of Memphis, presider, the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D., Bishop of Memphis in Tennessee. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Joseph C. Orsak; daughters, Darlene Myers, Karen Orsak and Patricia Posey; sons, Joseph Orsak Jr., Rev. David Orsak and James Orsak; brother, Richard Viau; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Kai Edward Owens

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 17 for Kai Edward Owens, 25, at St. Therese Little Flower Church by Rev. Carl Hood. Survivors include mother, Karen Owens; father, Isaiah Jones; brothers, Darius Jones and Kalon Jones; and grandmother, Annette Owens.

Della Comella Lambert

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 16 for Della Comella Lambert, 61, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. James Pugh; concelebrants, Rev. Msgr. John McArthur, Rev. Johnnie B. Smith and Rev. Benjamin Bradshaw. Burial was at Forrest Hill Cemetery South. Survivors include sons, Daniel and Benjamin Lambert.

Timothy David Merritt

A funeral home service was conducted March 15 for Timothy David Merritt, 37, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include parents, Judy and Don Merritt; brother, Joe Merritt; niece, Brooklyn Merritt; and nephew, Westley Merritt.

Richard Keith

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 14 for Richard Keith, 78, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include spouse, Sandra Keith; sons, Richard Keith Jr., Michael Keith and Owen Keith; sisters, Frances Franklin; brothers, Roy Keith and Donald Keith; and three grandchildren.

Dorothy Hanshew Wynn

A graveside service was conducted March 14 for Dorothy Hanshew Wynn, 88, at Calvary Cemetery by Rev. Robert Ballman. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Rececca Goetze; and son, Charles Wynn.

Daniel A. Young Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 13 for Daniel A. Young Jr., 92, at Church of the Resurrection by Rev. Benjamin P. Bradshaw, concelebrant, Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Mary Jane Young; sisters, Patricia Wood and Joann Chatman; and brothers, Bill Young and Leroy Young.

Marjorie Ann Hess

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 13 for Marjorie Ann Hess, 83, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Patrick Hirtz. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include daughters, Laura Hess, Deborah Hess Reed and Alison Marie Clayton; and three grandchildren.

Agnes Louise Pogue

A funeral home service was conducted March 11 for Agnes Louise Pogue, 95, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East by Rev. Mr. Jack Chitwood. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery East. Survivors include daughters, Judy Byrd and Linda Hampton; sons, James Pogue, Billy Pogue and Terry Pogue; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Martha Jane McDonald Ewing

A funeral home service was conducted March 10 for Martha Jane McDonald Ewing, 89, at Memphis Funeral Home by Rev. James J. Martell. Burial was at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. Survivors include daughter, Sharon Luigs; sons, Mark Ewing and Martin Ewing; and six grandchildren.

William Arnold Bill Meadows

A funeral home service was conducted March 9 for William Arnold Bill Meadows, 75, at Memphis Funeral Home by Rev. Bryan Timby. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Geri Meadows; and sons, Chris Meadows and Andy Meadows.

James L. Douglas

A funeral home service was conducted March 8 for James L. Douglas, 85, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Saji Ellickal. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Barbara Douglas; son, Joe Douglas; and three grandchildren.

William Alva Markham

A funeral home service was conducted March 7 for William Alva Markham, 2 months, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Mr. Greg Thomas. Interment was at Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survivors include mother, Bonnee Marie Ballard; and father, Cody Ray Markham.

Levon Lee Mathews

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 6 for Levon Lee Mathews, 57, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Dexter Noblefranca. Survivors include spouse, Mary Mysliwiec Mathews; daughter, Sarah Mathews; and brother, Steve Mathews.

Franklin Oakes Brantley

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 6 for Franklin Oakes Brantley, 90, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Saji Ellickal. Survivors include sons, Ted and Ben; and two grandchildren.

Barbara Jean Trouy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 6 for Barbara Jean Trouy, 82, at Holy Spirit Church by Rev. Mr. Mathew Panackachira. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Cheryl Griffis and Robyn Barclay; son, Eugene Trouy Jr.; sister, Peggy Samprietro; and seven grandchildren.

Mary Teresa Wiltcher

A funeral home service was held on March 3 for Mary Teresa Wiltcher, 81, at Memorial Park Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. Peter Buchignani. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Teresa "Terry" Brannon.

Joan Ainslie Denham

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 3 for Joan Ainslie Denham, 87, at St. Michael Church by Rev. Msgr. Victor P. Ciaramitaro. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Lesley Whitehead and April Fickle; sons, Frank J. Denham Jr. and Patrick J. Denham; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Christopher Allen Smith

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 24 for Christopher Allen Smith, 47, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Survivors include spouse, Ashley Foster Smith; daughter, Lydia Smith; son, Luke Smith; sister, Rebecca Smith Armstrong; and mother, Lillian Akins Smith.

Peggy Prate

A graveside service was conducted Feb.22 for Peggy Prate, 90, at Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. Mathew Panackachira. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, James Prate Jr. and John Prate.

Genevieve Hammer

A funeral home service was conducted Feb. 21 for Genevieve Hammer, 90, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel, Memphis by Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include daughter, Kathy Verner; and two grandchildren.

Michael Louis Frayser Sr.

A funeral was conducted Feb. 20 for Michael Louis Frayser Sr., 68, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans, Forest Hill-Irene. Survivors include spouse, Ann Frayser; daughters, Mia Rushie, Dr. Michelle Johnston and Brittney Carimi; sons, Michael Frayser Jr. and Peter Frayser; sister, Brenda Bishop; brother, Doxie Frayser; and 12 grandchildren.

Jose Romero Armendariz Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 20 for Jose Romero Armendariz Jr., 79, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include spouse, Susan Armendariz; daughters, Katherine, Julie and Meaghan; son, Kevin; brother, Rene; and two grandchildren.

Lucas Benjamin Rainwater

A graveside service was conducted Feb. 20 for Lucas Benjamin Rainwater, infant, at Calvary Cemetery by Rev. Carl Jude Hood, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bill Lifsey. Survivors include parents, Benjamin and Brooke Rainwater.

Johnny Robertson Sanders

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 18 for Johnny Robertson Sanders, 75, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Pamela Sanders; daughters, Stephanie Stephens, Susan Coleman and Angel Easterling; sons, Johnny Sanders Jr. and Ron Stephens; sister, Rosemary Boucher; brother, Robert Sanders; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hanh Van Vo

A funeral home service was conducted Feb. 18 for Hanh Van Vo, 43, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery. Survivors include father, Giau Vo; mother, Xuan Thi Le; sisters, Tania Nguyen, Long Dinh and Tuyet Vo; brothers, Phuong Vo and Phi Vo.

Louise Bursi Grandi

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 16 for Louise Bursi Grandi, 100, at Holy Spirit Church by Rev. Mathew Panackachira, assisted by Rev. Mr. Henry Littleton. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Armond Grandi; and brother, Joe Bursi Jr.

Florence Mary Piano

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 15 for Florence Mary Piano, 62, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Ed Fisher, assisted by Rev. Greg Schill, Rev. Cosmas Mabu. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Marie Baumgartner.

Glenn Crossnine

A funeral home service was conducted Feb. 13 for Glenn Crossnine, 57, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include brothers, Don Crossnine, Michael Crossnine and Pat Crossnine; parents, Hubert D. and Elizabeth J. Crossnine.

Nancy Jo Farm

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 13 for Nancy Jo Farm, 75, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Johnnie B. Smith, concelebrant, Rev. Cosmas Mabu. Burial was at Veteran's Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Gregory and Christopher Farm; and five grandchildren.

James C. McWillie

James C. McWillie, AFSC, 101, father, World War II Veteran, Catholic Diocese of Memphis CFO, passed away on February 11, 2017 at Ave Maria Home, Bartlett, Tenn. He is survived by his daughters, Judith of Athens, Ga., Mary Elizabeth (Betty) of Memphis, Tenn. and sister, Nancy, of Gainesville, Fla. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth in 1998, and earlier by his two brothers, Louis and William.

Mr. McWillie, known fondly in Memphis as "Jim," spent his elementary school days at St. Peter Home for Children and later attended Christian Brothers High School, graduating in 1933. He was an employee of General Motors (GMAC) in Memphis and New York until World War II broke out and he volunteered for the Army Air Corps, serving during the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. Upon returning to Memphis, Jim continued his work in the field of finance at the Murdock Acceptance Corporation.

In 1971 Jim was appointed the first chief lay administrator of the newly formed Catholic Diocese of Memphis, a position he held for 17 years. He assisted the Most Reverend Joseph Aloysius Durick, Bishop of Nashville, in the formation of the Memphis Diocese and served as CFO under Memphis Bishops Carroll Dozier, Francis Stafford and Daniel Buechlein. After his retirement he continued to do committee work and served on the Diocesan Board for 10 years with Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD.

He remained active in retirement serving on the Board of Memphis Light, Gas and Water, appointed by former Mayor Dick Hackett, where he provided financial leadership, and became a volunteer at the Christian Brothers University Archives and the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery until 2015.

He is a member of the Memphis Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame and recently received the Kiwanis Club's Outstanding Senior Citizen Award. He was also awarded The National Council of Christians and Jews' Humanitarian of the Year Award, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Christian Brothers University, the Papal Knighthood of St. Gregory, the Pro Ecclesia Papal Award and the Papal Knighthood of the Holy Sepulcher. He was an Affiliated Member (AFSC) of the Christian Brothers, and was inducted into the CBHS Hall of Fame. He received the Diocesan Martyrs of Memphis Award, the UNICO Civic Award, and was a Lifetime Member of Diversity Memphis.

Jim was at home with prominent leaders and citizens yet he was also a devoted friend and helper to the ordinary and unnoticed among us. His character and honor is best described in the following poem:

"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And – which is more – you'll be a Man, my son!"
IF by Rudyard Kipling.

The funeral Mass was held Wednesday, February 15 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Memphis. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, Tenn.

Stephanie Denise Long

A funeral home service was conducted Feb. 10 for Stephanie Denise Long, 47, at Memphis Funeral Home, Bartlett by Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include parents, James and Mary Ann Long; sister, Stacy Wright; and brother, Scott Long.

Jerry L. Hill Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 9 for Jerry L. Hill Sr., 76, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include spouse, Marion Hill; sons, Jerry Hill Jr. "Jay" and Chris Hill; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mary Crabtree

A vigil rite and celebration of life was conducted Feb. 6 for Mary Crabtree, 65, at St. Ann Church Trinity Hall by Rev. Mr. Greg Thomas. Survivors include daughter, Amy Burgess; son, Chris Crabtree; sister, Barbara Beatty Prasse; and one grandchild.

Patricia M. Patterson

A funeral home service was held February 5 for Patricia M. Patterson, 74, at Family Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. Victor P. Ciaramitaro.

Joseph Bergen Merrill

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 4 for Joseph Bergen "Joe" Merrill, 17, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Rob Ballman, concelebrants, Rev. Robert Marshall, Rev. Patrick Gallagher and Rev. Dexter Noblefranca. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include parents, Richard and JoClaire Merrill; and brothers, William Merrill and Tommy Merrill.

Donald L. Jordan Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 3 for Donald L. Jordan Sr., 81, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary, concelebrants, Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur and Rev. Richard L. Mickey. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Linda Wray Jordan; daughters, Elizabeth Orians and Lynn Armstrong; sons, Donald Jordan Jr. and Gregory M. Jordan; brothers, Gene Jordan and Robert Jordan; and eight grandchildren.

Cathy Jeanne Sax

A graveside service was conducted Oct. 31 for Cathy Jeanne Sax, 59, at Memorial Park Cemetery by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Lawrence Sax; daughter, Katie Stewart; son, Nathan Pappas; and one grandchild.

Ronald L. Whitney

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 29 for Ronald L. Whitney, 81, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Gary Edward Lamb, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dave Lucchesi. Survivors include spouse, Gail Whitney; daughters, Paula A. Sullivan, Barbara A. White and Ronda L. Smith; sister, Gloria Mitchell; and five grandchildren.

William ‘Bill’ Dobbs Serex

A funeral service was conducted Oct. 29 for William ‘Bill’ Dobbs Serex, 79, at Church of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Mathew Panackachira. Burial was at West Lawn Cemetery, Gretna, Louisiana. Survivors include spouse, Cathy Serex; daughter, Elizabeth Evans; and two grandchildren.

Shirley Hisky Lete

A funeral home service was conducted Oct. 25 for Shirley Hisky Lete, 91, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Robert Szczechura. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Anita Smith and Connie Ennis; son, Robert Lete; and five grandchildren.

Frances Cacciola Bursi

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 22 for Frances Cacciola Bursi, 86, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Rev. Bryan Timby. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Lee Bursi, Peter Bursi, Steven Bursi and Raymond Bursi; sister, Juanita Cacciola Baker; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

James Louis Herbers

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 21 for James Louis Herbers, 50, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Rob Ballman, assisted by Rev. Mr. Joe Kuzio. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Amy Nolan Herbers; daughters, Ashley and Erin Herbers; sister, Lee Ann Kelly; brother, Bruce, Alan, and twin-brother David; and parents, Jack and Helen Herbers.

Brenda S. Priddy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 21 for Brenda S. Priddy, 76, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. Francis Chiawa, assisted by Rev. Mr. Rich Quinton. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Margaret Roberson; and brothers, Lyle Priddy and Forrest Priddy.

James Bradley Wilson

A Mass of ChristianBurial was celebrated Oct. 18 for James Bradley Wilson, 84, at St. Mary’s Church, Jackson, Tenn., by Rev. David Graham, concelebrant, Rev. Brian Timby. Burial was at West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Joan M. Laurin Wilson; daughters, Eileen McKeever, Catherine Gurley, Donna Dixon and Barbara Wilson; sister, Jane Simpson; brother, Donald F. Wilson; and seven grandchildren.

Kathleen Allen Fitzgerald

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 17 for Kathleen Allen Fitzgerald, 70, at St. Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery East. Survivors include spouse, Richard Fitzgerald; daughters, Melodee Churchill and Grace French; sisters, Priscilla Rasel and Nadine Bailey; and six grandchildren.

Patrick Clement Papke

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 17 for Patrick ‘Pat’ Clement Papke, 67, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh, assisted by, Rev. Mr. Wayne Morton, Rev. Mr. David Dierkes and Rev. Mr. Jack Conrad. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include spouse, Pam Papke; daughter, Kim Papke Fly; sons, Adam Papke and Chase Papke; sister, Angele Simmons; brothers, Edward Papke and Billy Papke; and six grandchildren.

Gregory Alan Severs

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 15 for Gregory Alan Severs, 61, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Dexter Noblefranca. Survivors include spouse, Christina Severs; daughter, Tracy Severs; sons, Shaun Fields and Scott Fields; sisters, Carole Brown, Gail Hill, Jo Severs and Cindy Hills; brothers, Mike Severs, David Severs and Tim Severs; and four grandchildren.

Bronis John Kontrim

A funeral home service was conducted Oct. 14 for Bronis John ‘Skip’ Kontrim, 73, at Memorial Park Funeral Home by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Vivian Kontrim; daughters, Stephanie Baumann and Kathryn Kontrim; and two grandchildren.

Martha Siracusa Calvert

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 12 for Martha Marti Siracusa Calvert, 70, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. James J. Martell, assisted by Rev. Mr. Rich Quinton. Burial was at Sunset Cemetery, Dresden, Tenn. Survivors include spouse, James C. Calvert; sisters, Mary Ann Alley and Marcella Brady;and brother, Anthony Siracusa Jr..

Thomas William Kavanagh

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 10 for Thomas William Kavanagh, 88, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park. Survivors include spouse, Ann Kavanagh; daughters, Mary Day, Therese Despeaux and Colleen Kavanagh; and nine grandchildren.

Lora Heckle Montgomery

A graveside service was conducted October 10 for Lora Heckle Montgomery, 71, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery by Rev. Mr. Bill Lifsey. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Amy E. Montgomery and Lora M Powell.

Cam Thi Mai

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 8 for Cam Thi Mai, 87, at Sacred Heart Church by Rev. Simon Thoi Hoang, SVD.

Chester Bernard Carmer

A graveside service was conducted October 4 for Chester Bernard Carmer, 90, at Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg by Rev. Mr. Bill Winston. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg.

Elsie Raiteri Spence

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 4 for Elsie Raiteri Spence, 95, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Johnnie B. Smith. Burial was at Chapel Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Linda Raiteri Middlebrook; son, Robert Raiteri; sister, Elizabeth Redmond; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Robert "Bob" Mark Wade Sr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 28 for Robert "Bob" Mark Wade Sr., 77, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. James Martell, assisted by Rev. Mr. Rich Quinton. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Joyce Jacobs Wade; son, Mark Wade; brother, Bill Wade; and one grandchild.

Kathleen Frances McKinna

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 26 for Kathleen Frances "Kathy" McKinna, 64, at Church of the Nativity by Rev. J. Keith Stewart. Burial was at Memphis Memory Gardens. Survivors include sisters, Debbie Morrison and Judy Roberts; brother, Randy McKinna; and seven nieces and nephews.

Rebecca Sue McMahon

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 24 for Rebecca Sue McMahon, 71, at St. Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak, concelebrant, Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Terri Murphree; son, Ken McMahon; and five grandchildren.

Sarah Marie Gorman

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 19 for Sarah Marie Gorman, 66, at St. Paul Church by Rev. Johnnie B. Smith, concelebrants, Rev. James Martell and Rev. Francis Chiawa. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Winnie Marie Gorman; sons, Joe Gorman and Jack Gorman; sisters, Nora Costello and Mary Ann McNally Riley; brothers, Johnny McNally III; Joe, Jim and Thomas McNally; and mother, Winnie Marie McNally.

Cito Joseph Anthony Pellegra

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 19 for Cito Joseph Anthony Pellegra, 84, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Forest Hill East Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Ila Love Jones-Pellegra; daughters, Gina Lisa Pullen and Marian "Izzi" Pellegra; sons, Rick Corrado Pellegra, Michael Pellegra and Fred Pellegra; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Noal George Kiefer

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 17 for Noal George Kiefer, 91, at Catholic Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include spouse, Yvonne Kiefer; daughters, Dr. Tina Burns and Cass Kiefer; son, Michael Kiefer; and two grandchildren.

Vito Anthony Romeo

A funeral home service was conducted Sep. 16 for Vito Anthony Romeo, 92, at Memorial Park Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Dorothy Romeo; sons, John Romeo, Robert Romeo and Richard Romeo; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Kay Wilson Grisanti

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 14 for Kay Wilson Grisanti, 73, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Carl Jude Hood, concelebrants, Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary, Rev. Gary E. Lamb, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dave Lucchesi. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Surviors include spouse, Rinaldo "Ronnie" Grisanti; sons, Dino Grisanti, Alex Grisanti and Judd Grisanti; sisters, Dorothy Shrader and Elizabeth Carter; brother, Robert C. Wilson Jr.; and nine grandchildren.

Pawel "Paul" R. Bis

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 13 for Pawel "Paul" R. Bis, 29, at Church of Nativity by Rev. Robert Szczechura, concelebrant, Rev. Christopher Rusin. Burial was at Memphis Memory Gardens. Survivors include parents, Marek and Urszula Bis; sisters, Sylvia and Marta; and daughter, Amelia Bis.

Harrell E. Buddy Ray

A funeral home service was conducted Sep. 13 for Harrell E. Buddy Ray, 67, at Memphis Funeral Home by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Mary Jo Ray; daughters, Kim Logan, Lindsey Ray and Laura Fisher; son, Mike Williams; sister, Beth Barbaro; brothers, Lee Carter and Reagan Williams; and four grandchildren.

Evangeline G. Holloway

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sep. 10 for Evangeline (Eva) G. Holloway, 85, at Church of Nativity by Rev. J. Keith Stewart, concelebrants, Rev. Russ Harbaugh, Rev. Robert Marshall, Rev. Johnnie Smith, Rev. David Orsa and assisted by Rev. Mr. Chris Frame. Survivors include daughter, Barbara Jean Holloway; sons, Charles F. Holloway Jr. and John R. Holloway; brother, Isidro Gonzalez; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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