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Obituaries

Barbara Cantrell McAlpin

A funeral home service is to be held August 24 for Barbara Cantrell McAlpin, 80, at Memorial Park Funeral Home by Reverend Jolly Sebastian. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Jim McAlpin; daughters, Bitsy Quinn, Shawn Demos and Mimi Foster; sons, Chuck Schaffler and Jack Schaffler; brother, William A. Cantrell;7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; her husband’s children, Jim McAlpin Jr., Debra Walker, David McAlpin, Janna Dickerson and Rene Girven; 6 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Margaret Kallaher Singleton

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 22 for Mary Margaret Kallaher Singleton, 97, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church by Reverend Robert Marshall with concelebrant Reverend Russell D. Harbaugh. Burial was held at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include nieces, Rita Claire Krog, Elizabeth Kurrus, Janice Stamey, Pat Kallaher and Sue Mosher; nephews, Walter Kallaher and Raymond Kallaher; 1 great-niece, Kathleen Rodgers.

Emilio Dionisio

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 8 for Emilio Dionisio , 79, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church by Reverend Msgr. Albert Kirk with concelebrant Reverend Carlos Donato. Burial was held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Diana Dionisio; daughter, Graziella Barton; son, Cailos Dionisio; sister, Gabry Bonini; brothers, John Dionisio and Umberto Dionisio and 2 grandchildren.

Eddie Karl Spragg

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on August 1 for Eddie Karl Spragg, 86, at Resurrection Catholic Church by Reverend Msgr. Peter P. Buchignani with concelebrants Reverend James J. Martell, Reverend William F. Burke and Reverend Benjamin P. Bradshaw. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Anita Burns Spragg; sons, Steven Karl Spragg and Kevin Spragg; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Mr. Spragg served proudly in the US Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He earned a Bronze Star and retired as Master Sergeant. Mr. Spragg facilitated the Resurrection Church golf league.

Charles David Drew, Sr.

A funeral home service was held July 27 for Charles David Drew, Sr., 82, at Memphis Funeral Home by Reverend James J. Martell. Burial was held at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Earldine Drew; daughter, Margaret Drew; son, Charles David Drew, Jr.; sisters, Mary Jo and Carolyn;4 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Claire O’Callahan Johnson

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 26 for Claire O’Callahan Johnson, 87, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church by Reverend Augustine DeArmond, OP with concelebrants, Reverend James Pugh and Deacon Eddie Ramsey. Burial was held at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Katie Taylor; sons, Warren Johnson and Mark Johnson; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Vita Bomarito Gattuso

A funeral home service was held on July 20 for Vita Bomarito Gattuso, 96, at Holy Rosary Church by Reverend James J. Martell. Concelebrated by Reverend Russell Harbaugh, Reverend Richard Cortese, and Reverend Ruben Villalon-Rivera and assisted by Deacon Richmond Quinn. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Camille Black; Sons, Paul & Frankie Gattuso; 2 nephews, Sammy and Michael Bomarito.

Theresa AuBuchon Hamblen

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 17 for Theresa AuBuchon Hamblen, 89, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church by Reverend Johnnie Smith. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Survivors include daughters, Ruth and Mary Hamblen; sons, Scott and Michael Hamblen; brother, Jerry AuBuchon; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Bettye Jane Townsend

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 16 for Bettye Jane Townsend, 95, at St. Louis Church by Reverend William F. Burke. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Debra Auler and Rachel Lackey; Son, John C. Townsend, Jr.; Sister, Agusta Naomi Murrell; 3 grandchildren.

Oscar Daniel Parra Delgado

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 16 for Oscar Daniel Parra Delgado, 28, at Church of the Resurrection by Reverend Ernie DeBlasio. Survivors include parents, Jose and Maria Parra; brothers, Jose Parra, Jr. and Francisco Parra.

Ana Victoria Chavez Molina

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 13 for Ana Victoria Chavez Molina, at St. Louis Church by Reverend Ruben Villalon-Rivera. The burial will be in Mexico. Survivors include parents, Victor Chavez and Anabel Molina.

Orlando Calderon Diaz

A funeral home service was held on July 11 for Orlando Calderon Diaz, 15, at High Point Funeral Home by Reverend Edward Fisher. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery. Survivors include sister, Marely Calderon.

Leonard Michael Petitte

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 10 for Leonard Michael Petitte, 81, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Reverend Johnnie Smith with concelebrant Reverend Carl Gregorich and assisted by Deacon Bill Davis. Survivors include spouse, Martha “Marcy” Petitte; son, Kevin Petitte.

Jerry N. O’Roark

A funeral home service was held on July 6 for Jerry N. O’Roark, 91, at Forrest Hill Irene Funeral Home by Reverend James J. Martell. Survivors include sons, Kevin and Patrick; sister, Martha Sue Walker; 2 grandchildren. WWII Veteran, body donated to Science.

Charlotte Lowery Leppert

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 6 for Don Leppert, 78, at St. Brigid Catholic Church by Reverend J. Keith Stewart with concelebrant Msgr. McArthur. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Don Leppert; daughter, Amy Taylor; Sons, Donn, David, Paul, Tommy and Mark Leppert; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Minnie Fulcher McCall

A funeral home service was held on July 5 for Minnie Fulcher McCall, 93, at Memphis Funeral Home by Reverend Michael Okata. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Adele, Mary and Theresa McCall; son, Robert McCall, II; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Robert Everett McIvor

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 2 for Robert Everett McIvor, 88, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church by Reverend Russell D. Harbaugh, Reverend Richard Cortese and Reverend Mister Richmond Quinton. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include sons, Robert, Michael and Tim McIvor; four grandchildrenand two great-grandchildren.

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