Millington Chapel Ebituaries

Marcille Duke Reed

Marcille Duke Reed, 90 passed away February 27, 2013.  She was born August 16, 1922, near Lexington, TN and moved to Millington, TN in 1949 with her now deceased husband of 63 years, E. Loyd Reed.  Loyd was the love of her life and together they established the first dental practice in Millington and involved themselves in the fabric of the community.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Millington for 63 years where she served as Sunday School teacher, WMU President, and many positions of service to her Lord Jesus.  She was a faithful member of the Lydia Sunday School Class and enjoyed all her friends in the Millington Reading Club for many years.

She lived her life as an example of unconditional love and support to her family.  A devoted wife, a loving mother and a “doting” grandmother, she leaves 3 children, Linda R. McCalla (Frank), Mark L. Reed (Linda), and Kevin D. Reed, ( Lynn); and 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The last hours of her life she was peaceful, comfortable and expressed her deep love to her children and family.  She also spoke of how happy she was going to be in joining her family in heaven and looked with joy to that reunion.

She also leaves a sister, Larue Maxwell of Nashville, TN.  The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Friday, March 1 at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel and the funeral service will be Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Millington, TN.

In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to First Baptist Church Millington or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

Brenda Jo (Griffin) Peel

Brenda Jo (Griffin) Peel, 68, of Arlington, Tennessee, stepped into Heaven on Sunday, February 24, 2013 after a brief hospitalization.
Born April 3, 1944, to the late Otis Mansfield Griffin and Edna E. (Faulk) Griffin,
and raised in Rosemark, TN, with beloved brothers Otis Griffin, Jr. and H. Barry
Griffin, Jo was a Bolton High School cheerleader and Homecoming Queen. The captain of
the basketball team, the late Dr. William (Billy) C. Peel, Jr. of Arlington, became
her husband on August 23, 1963.  Their only child, David Britton Peel, came along in
She attended Union University, and Memphis State and worked multiple jobs to help her
husband achieve his Ph.D. and eventually moved the family to El Dorado, Arkansas in
1974. There, he was to eventually become Executive Director of the South Arkansas
Regional Mental Health Center where he would serve until his death in 2009.
In Arkansas, she attended South Arkansas University. She also served on various
Boards, and volunteered for the March of Dimes, YWCA, Volunteers in Public Schools,
United Cerebral Palsy, American Lung Association, South Arkansas Arts Center,
American Heart Association, President of the PTA and Director of the State Board of
the PTA. Her glowing personality led her to serve as a real estate broker and to
found Peel Realty Co.
In 2002, after the end of her marriage, she returned to the Tennessee area of her
youth. She suffered a serious stroke in 2006, and had to fight back to learn to walk,
write and talk again. After coming through extensive rehab, she met all her goals and
was often seen whizzing past in her convertible. As was her way, she returned often
to thank her therapists and encourage those yet unable to walk. Her volunteerism
continued with involvement in the Millington YMCA, the Millington Book Club, Friends
of the Library and the Arlington Senior Citizens Club, among others. She was named an
Honorary Shrine Musketeer and was recently honored as Arlington Senior Citizen
Center’s Volunteer of the Year. She lived in a wing of her own design in the home of
her son, David Peel, and his wife Trish and her three grandkids she was so proud of.
She joined Bellevue Baptist Church by baptism and became active in Bible Study groups
and her beloved Sunday School Class.  She supported numerous charities, causes
and loved on children whenever they crossed her path. She encouraged those struggling
and celebrated--as only she could--with those triumphant. She dressed like a million
bucks, but could talk any sport statistic or the most recent novel’s plot with
She was predeceased her parents, Otis Mansfield Griffin and Edna E. (Faulk) Griffin
of Rosemark, TN, her former husband, Dr. William(Billy) C. Peel, Jr. of El Dorado,
Arkansas, and her nephew Mike Griffin of Knoxville, TN.
This wonderful lady, who always lit up any room she entered, leaves her beloved
brothers, Otis Griffin, Jr. and his wife, Glenda (her “running buddy”) of Millington,
TN; H. Barry Griffin and his wife Elaine ofAtoka, TN; her nephew Mark Griffin of
Nashville, TN, and her son, David B. Peel and his wife, Trish, and her three
homeschooled grandchildren that she was helping to raise: Britton Peel, age 13,
Collin Peel age 12 and Megan Peel, age 10, all of Arlington, TN.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening February 26, 5-7 pm and Funeral will be 10 am both
at Munford Funeral Home- Millington Chapel on 385 and Raleigh -Millington.
901 873-0123
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do instead what Jo did for so many, find
a person struggling and give them a blessing. Do it today. We are not promised
tomorrow.  Pay it forward.

Munford Funeral Home
Millington Chapel
(901) 873-0123

Robert E. "Bob" Hyatt

ROBERT E. "BOB" HYATT, 82 passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Memphis, TN after a brief illness. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the service at 7 p.m.  at  Millington Chapel of Munford Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Bob was born October 27, 1930 to J.L. and Margaret Hyatt (deceased) in Memphis, TN. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired master plumber.  He was a avid sports fan and loved Memphis Tigers basketball.    He is survived by his step-children, Michael Nolen, Bartlett, TN, William Nolen (Bridgett), Oakland, TN and Paula Shackelford (Gary, deceased) Horn Lake, MS. Brothers, Stanley Hyatt (Christine), Memphis, TN, Raymond Hyatt and Edward Hyatt of California, sisters, Judy Lawson, Memphis, TN, Beverly Courtney, Margaret Brown, and Janelle VanDaugen all of California.  Six grandsons, four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Nolen Hyatt, brothers, Bubba Hyatt and Pete Hyatt and sisters, Sara Pruitt and Maxine Denton. Bob was a genuine person who often helped his family and friends at North Lake Apartments and will be dearly missed by all who knew him...   Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

Mary C. Carlisle

MARY C. CARLISLE, 90, died February 23, 2013. She was a member of Wells Station Baptist church and served as the past Director of Seniors Ministries, working with those homebound and in nursing homes. She enjoyed crappie fishing, gardening, yard work and cooking. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John L. Carlisle; a sister, Margaret West of West Monroe, LA and various nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. Services will immediately follow at 2 p.m., all at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel. Interment in Big Creek Cemetery. Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel (901)873-0123