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Obituaries

Juanita Lynch

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 13 for Juanita Lynch, 88, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. Msgr. Peter Buchignani, concelebrant Rev. Francis Chiawa. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Sandy Love; sons, Larry C. Lynch and Hugh C. Lynch Jr.; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Vernon Francis Plass

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 13 for Vernon Francis Plass, 96, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Memphis Memory Gardens. Survivors include daughters, Marie T. Donnelly, Melinda P. Jewell, Michelle Phillips and Melanie Garcia; sons, Richard L. Plass, Patrick F. Plass and Paul D. Plass; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Helen T. Phipps

A funeral home service was conducted Nov. 8 for Helen T. Phipps, 68, at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kirk. Burial was at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Debbie Phipps; son Rudy Phipps Jr.; and brother Tommy Killcrease.

Dorothy Dolores Hamilton

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 3 for Dorothy Dolores Hamilton, 87, at St. Michael Church by Rev. Msgr. Victor P. Ciaramitaro, concelebrant Rev. Jose Cruz Zapata Torres. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Clare Hamilton, Therese Dugard and Mary Anne Chiozza; sons Philip Hamilton and Tim Hamilton; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Zachary Cole Vance

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 3 for Zachary Cole Vance, 19, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Stephen K. Kenny, concelebrant Rev. Benjamin Bradshaw, assisted by Rev. Mr. Pat Lyons. Survivors include parents Victor and Carolyn Vance; sister Rachael Vance; brother Luke Conner Vance; and grandparents Dave and Pat Mentgen.

Robin Gill Lynch

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 28 for Robin Gill Lynch, 63, at St. Therese Little Flower Church by Rev. Patrick Gallagher. Survivors include daughter Morgan Ribeiro; sons Jason Lynch and Shawn Lynch; sisters Louise Cullen, Kathy Reyna and Tina Bryant; brother Joe Bryant; and two grandchildren.

Paul Charles Sandell

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 28 for Paul Charles "Chuck" Sandell, 77, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Peter Nguyen. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery, Memphis. Survivors include spouse Betty Jane Sandell; daughters Alena Sandell and Laura Pegram; son Charles C. Sandell II; sisters Carolyn Tafelski and Ann Sandell; brother David Sandell; and eight grandchildren.

Dr. Nahem Naimey

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 28 for Dr. Nahem "Tony" Naimey, 65, at St. Joachim Chapel at St. Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was in Puerto Rico. Survivors include spouse Millie Naimey; and nieces Rae Ann Naimey and IvonneNaimey.

Anne K. Ballard Loeffel

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 21 for Anne K. Ballard Loeffel, 84, at The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Rev. Msgr. Thomas Kirk. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include Spouse Frank J. Loeffel Jr.; daughters Karen Loeffel, Lisa Loeffel and Danielle Loeffel; sonJim Ballard; sistersBetty Margaret Ballard McCullar and Joy Therese Ballard Apple; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Janice Mulrooney

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 21 for Janice Mulrooney, 63, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh, concelebrantsRev. Ernie DeBlasio and Rev. David Orsak, assisted by Rev. Mr. Greg Thomas and Rev. Mr. Bob Skinner. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include spouse Tony Mulrooney; daughtersCarol Day, Caitlin Mulrooney and Melissa Mulrooney; sonTimothy Mulrooney; brothersRoger Milton and J.R. Milton; and three grandchildren.

Theresa Zoccola Almon

A graveside service was conducted October 19 for Theresa Zoccola Almon, 88, at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include daughter Theresa L. Almon; son John Almon; sister Josephine Thorne; brother John L. Zoccola; and two grandchildren.

Nancy C. Caldwell Wright

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 18 for Nancy C. Caldwell Wright, 63, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Rev. Bryan Timby, concelebrantRev. James Martell. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Leslie; daughtersMelissa Troxler, Christy and Melanie; and four grandchildren.

Yvonne Genelle Kiefer

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 14 for Yvonne Genelle Kiefer, 88, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Jacek Kowal. Burial was in Belleville, Ill. Survivors include daughters Dr. Tina Burns, MD and Cassandra Kiefer; son Michaael Kiefer; and three grandchildren.

Mary Alice Rainey

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 13 for Mary Alice Rainey, 70, at Holy Spirit Church by Rev. Albert Kirk. Burial was at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Bolivar, Tenn. Survivors include spouse James Rainey; daughter Alice Berry; sons Jim Rainey and Michael John Rainey; sister Elizabeth O'Brien; and nine grandchildren.

Warren Isadore Johnson

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 10 for Warren Isadore Johnson, 88, at Holy Spirit Church by Rev. Albert Kirk. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Claire Johnson; daughter Mary Kate Reide; sonsWarren Johnson and Mark Johnson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lirlee M. Jones

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 10 for Lirlee M. Jones, 88, at St. Therese Little Flower Church by Rev. Patrick Gallagher. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Mary J. Tuggle and Marie Gaffney; son Mark Jones; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

William Scott James

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 10 for William Scott James, 8 months at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Msgr. John McArthur, assisted by Rev. Mr. Robert Walker. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include parents Stephanie and Michael James.

Peggy Louise Crum

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 9 for Peggy Louise Crum, 70, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. Russell Harbaugh. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Larry Crum; daughter Donna Davis; son Harrell Goad; sister Patricia Sellars; four grandchildren; mother Peggy Fisher; and step-children Larry E. Crum and Andrea Crum Sansone.

Minnie Evans Podesta

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 5 for Minnie "Teeny" Evans Podesta, 90, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Camille Podesta Thompson and Elizabeth "Beth" PodestaBlumenfeld; son Eugene "Gene" Joseph Podesta Jr.; and eight grandchildren.

Mary Tuck

A funeral service was conducted October 4 for Mary Tuck, 94, at Family Funeral Care by Rev. Stephen Kenny. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include two grandchildren; step-daughter Jackie Tuck Floyd and step-son Jim Tuck.

Sarah Billions

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 4 for Sarah Billions, 92, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Stephen K. Kenny. Burial was at Forrest Hill Cemetery Midtown. Survivors include daughter Charisse Diffey; son Wayne Vincent; and two grandchildren.

Jeanette M. Saino

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 30 for Jeanette M. Saino, 90, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. Russell Harbaugh, concelebrant Rev. James Martell. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include nephew Preston Sisk; and nieces Gina Drachman, Leigh Sisk, Jeanette Sisk and Bisha Harrington.

William Perry Norman

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 30 for William Perry Norman, 57, at St. Louis Church by Rev. Msgr. John B. McArthur, concelebrants Rev. Jolly Sebstian and Rev. William Burke, assisted by Mr. Jeff Drzycimski. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Robin K. Norman; daughters Yanna Elizabeth Norman and Anna Katherine Norman; son William Perry Norman Jr.; sister Tammy Patterson; and brother Milton Robert Norman.

Grace Anne Barone

A funeral home service was conducted September 30 for Grace Anne Barone, 75, at Memphis Funeral Home by Rev. Mr. David Dierkes. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Shelia Kennedy and Gigi Huffines; sons Michael Kennedy, Andy Calhoun and Christopher Miller; brothers Sammy Barone and Toni Vallario; and 14 grandchildren.

Patricia Marie Gurney

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 30 for Patricia Marie Gurney, 73, at Blessed Sacrament Church by Rev. Ed Fisher. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery. Survivors include sons Michael Gurney and John Gurney; sisters Eileen Gueli and Delores Salino; brothers Stephen Crowley and Michael Crowley; and five grandchildren.

James Joseph McNulty Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 29 for James Joseph McNulty Jr., 94, at Holy Rosary Church by Rev. Russell Harbaugh. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister Sr. Martha Elizabeth McNulty, OP.

Kenneth Alan Wathen

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 29 for Kenneth Alan Wathen, 54, at St. Ann Church by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at Memphis Memorial Gardens. Survivors include spouse Melissa (Missy) Wathen; daughter Jessica Wathen; son Jacob Wathen; sisters Karen Nelson, Patty Donnelly and Lisa Carson; brothers David Wathen, Mike Wathen and Dennis Wathen; and mother Madonna Wathen.

Martha Anne Boldreghini

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 28 for Martha Anne Boldreghini, 87, at Resurrection Church by Rev. James J. Martell. Burial was at All Saints Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Sam Boldreghini; daughters Carole Anne Hastings and Tina Marie Nickl; sons Sam Boldreghini III and Rudy Boldreghini; and five grandchildren.

William Stanley Hardy

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 27 for William "Bill" Stanley Hardy, 77, at Church of the Nativity by Rev. Robert Marshall, concelebrants Rev. Robert Szczechura, Rev. Cosmas Mabu, assisted by Rev. Mr. Dave Lucchesi. Burial was at Forest Hill Cemetery East. Survivors include spouse Dorothy Faye (Sparks) Hardy; son Michael Hardy; sister Mary Ann Calhoun; and three grandchildren.

Don Lopez

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 27 for Don Lopez, 82, at St. Joachim Chapel at Saint Ann Church by Rev. David Orsak. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Linda Leigh Myers and Teresa Young; son Don J. Lopez; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Josephine Louise Cavasino Ritchey

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 for Josephine Louise Cavasino Ritchey, 83, at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Fr. Yoelvis Gonzalez. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Karl Lyle Ritchey; daughtersGina Marie Ritchey and Karla R. Caudill; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rose Ciaramitaro Gorgia

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 for Rose Ciaramitaro Gorgia, 99, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro, concelebrants Rev. Mathew Panackachira, MCBS, assisted by Rev. Mr. John Moskal. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters Carolyn Heitman, Grace Carnes and Elizabeth Ilaria; son John E. Gorgia; sisters Mary Grace Osburn and Flora Lucido; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Joe B. Bursi

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 for Joe B. Bursi, 89, at Church of the Holy Spirit by Rev. Mathew Panackachira, assisted by Rev. Mr. Henry Littleton. Burial was at Memorial Park. Survivors include spouse Pat Bursi; daughters Debbie Bursi and Becky Hamric; sons Mike Bursi; and two grandchildren.

Annie Mama Dixie Riley

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 for Annie Mama Dixie Riley, 88, at St. Paul the Apostle Church by Rev. Stephen K. Kenny, concelebrants Rev. Benjamin Bradshaw, Rev. James Pugh, Rev. James Martell and Rev. CosmasMabu. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sons Tommy Gerard Riley and Johnny Ray Riley; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Rose Sabbah

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 25 for Rose Sabbah, 89, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Rob Ballman. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Frieda Khazen; son Dr. Hani Sabbah; sister ChaficaSabbah; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Barbara Anthony Locke

A funeral home service was conducted September 23 for Barbara Anthony Locke, 87, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Richard Cortese. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Joseph Locke; daughter Gina Light; son Robert Locke; and six grandchildren.

Anne Ivy Hall

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 22 forAnne Ivy Hall, 66, at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception by Fr. Yoelvis Gonzalez. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister Laurie H. Myers; brothersEdward A. Hall, III and Dr. John B. Hall.

Catherine Adell Cox Marler

A funeral home service was conducted September 22 for Catherine Adell Cox Marler, 74, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Memorial Park. Survivors include daughters Linda Green and Julie Youngson; sisters Alice Gallagher and Ann Edmiston; brother David Cox; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gary Andrew Blevins

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 19 for Gary Andrew Blevins, 58, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Benjamin Bradshaw. Survivors include spouse Ann Templet Blevins; daughts: Renee Elizabeth Blevins; son Benjamin Robert Blevins; sister Linda Blevins Munday; and mother Betty Houglum Blevins.

Cherry Hawken

A funeral was held for Cherry Hawken, 87, at Church of the Holy Spirit by Rev. James Martel. Survivors include daughter Grayce Thurman; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Robert Wade Crenshaw

A funeral home service was conducted September 15 for Robert Wade "Bob" Crenshaw, 82, at Memorial Park Riverside Chapel by Rev. Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse Rosalie Lopiccolo Crenshaw; sons Tommy Crenshaw, Don Crenshaw and Terry Crenshaw; sister Lou Ellen Bone; and six grandchildren.

Barbara Cicalla

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 13 for Barbara "Bobbie" Cicalla, 81, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Rob Ballman, assisted by Rev. Mr. Bill Davis. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include sister Madeline Cicalla; and brother Edwin Cicalla.

Mary Cokey Martindale

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 13 for Mary Cokey Martindale, 87, at St. Mary's Church by Rev. David Graham. Burial was at Ridgescrest Cemetery. Survivors include daughter Coutenay Martindale; and sons Edwards Martindale Jr., Dr. Micahel Martindale and Dr. George Martindale.

Douglas Stawick

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 11 for Douglas Stawick, 64, at St. Francis of Assisi Church by Rev. Johnnie Smith. Survivors include spouse Kathy Stawick; sonsMark Stawick and Jeff Stawick; sister Mary Locicero; three grandchildren; and mother Virginia Kinner.

Robert Gene Lutts

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 9 for Robert Gene Lutts, 60, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church by Rev. Bryan Timby. Survivors include spouse Paula Lutts; daughter Robyn McKinney; son Robbie Gene Lutts Jr.; brothers Charlie Lutts, Billy Lutts and Jerry Lutts; and one grandchild.

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