Millington Chapel Ebituaries

Jean L. Young

Jean L. Young, 82, of Millington, TN, passed away June 29, 2016. He was retired after 40 years from Kimberly Clark. Mr. Young had a great love for and natural talent with horses. He served as President of the Woodstock Cuba Saddle Club for five years and as President of the Southern Amateur Saddle Clubs Association for 10 years. In his retirement years he enjoyed trail riding across several states. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eli S. and Carmell Young and a sister, Patricia Jones. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jo Young; daughters, Debbie Young, Laura (Jerry) May, Lisa (Jeff) Hailer, and Jan Harris; sister, Kathy (Bill) Arnold; brothers, Jerry (Debbie) Young, Bobby (Nedra) Young, Sammy (Rita) Young, Mike (Martha) Young; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Friday (July 1) from 5-8pm at the Millington Chapel with a service Saturday at 2:00pm at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Embury United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family asks any memorials be made to Embury United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

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Constance Maroon Kellum

Constance Maroon Kellum, 69, of Bartlett, TN passed away June 29, 2016. She was a graduate of Hollywood Jr. High and Memphis Tech High School; former member of Hollywood Baptist Church; Scenic Hills Baptist Church; and current member of East Acres Baptist Church in Millington, TN. She was a lifelong employee of Baptist Hospital and Baptist College of Health Sciences. She is survived by her son, Timothy P. (Nataliya) Kellum of Memphis, TN and brother, William N. Maroon Jr. of Memphis, TN. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Thursday (June 30) from 5-8pm at the Millington Chapel with a service Friday at 10:30am at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. The family asks any memorials be made to East Acres Baptist Church or Baptist College of Health Sciences General Scholarship Fund.

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Millington Chapel

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Myrle Hughes Curry Greenhaw Davis

Myrle Hughes Curry Greenhaw Davis, 84, of Lucy, TN, passed away June 29, 2016. She was a member of Egypt Baptist Church. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husbands, Floyd Curry, Donald Greenhaw, and Charles Davis; sister, Dola Caudle; brothers, Raymond Hughes and Melvin Hughes. She is  survived by her daughters, Sarah Curry Money of Southaven, MS, Bobbie Greenhaw (Jason) Fulghum of Arlington, TN, Mary Ann Curry (Wesley) Lishman of Grenada, MS; son, Gene (Elizabeth) Curry of Loudon, TN; brother, Robert Hughes of Adamsville, TN; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Friday (July 1) from 5pm-8pm with a service Saturday at 10:00am at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving and exceptional care provided by the hospice staff by asking memorials be made to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017-0601

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Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

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Janet Kelley

Janet KellyJanet Kelley, 91, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2016, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, TN. She was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in New York. Always the risk-taker, her story of ice skating across the Hudson River with two friends is well-known in her family. After graduating from high school at the early age of 16, she worked for Macy's before attending the Art Career and Commercial Illustration Studios in New York City. After graduation, she secured the first position of what was to become a full and illustrious career in art when she moved to Washington, D.C., to accept the role of scientific illustrator for the Department of Agriculture. 

That move was fortuitous in another way, too, because it was there she met the love of her life, Menefee (Mike) Kelley. They later married in Corpus Christi, Texas, before they and their burgeoning family embarked upon a 30-year odyssey to many parts of the country, as he pursued a career in the US Navy. While stationed in Pensacola, FL, she became involved as a Girl Scout leader and later in Great Lakes, IL she became a regional Girl Scout leader of five states participating in national conventions and teaching summer camps. During the Vietnam War she was certified as a Nurse's Aide and worked at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital where over 30,000 wounded servicemen were sent upon their return from Vietnam. The family finally settled in Millington, TN, where, at last, she resumed her art career. 

She was a freelance artist for Worldwide Art Studios in Covington, in addition to painting stained glass windows for Memphis renowned Laukhuff Stained Glass. A personal favorite medium for Janet was watercolor, and many of her watercolors are today treasured keepsakes of family members. She created a unique artistic niche in the market, for which she became well known: hand-painted Christmas sled ornaments, each embellished with an original miniature painting. She shared her gift and knowledge of art by attending art conventions and teaching classes. Always eager to conquer new artistic territory, she was hired in her 70s by Wang's International to create artistic designs that were manufactured in China and sold throughout the United States. Resolute and indomitable in her will to work and give, Janet continued to practice her adored art well into her 80s, when she was engaged by many municipal and commercial establishments to create illustrations for public signage, most notably the Memphis Zoo and the Little Rock Zoo.

Janet loved history and genealogy, and left a rich heritage of research and documentation for future generations of her family. Bingo was a fun pastime, especially when her lucky number seven came up. Always on the search for shells, fossils, and paperweights, her eye for beauty drove her to adorn everything (including cypress knees!) within her environs. 

Of her many executed works of art, she considered her life's greatest accomplishment to be her five daughters. While her final days were silenced by illness, Janet's most significant form of art-with enduring implications for generations of her family-is the guiding principle she applied, instilled, and encouraged in her children: true success comes from within, when you work hard, live purposefully, and love well. Janet was a member of the MidSouth Decorative Artists, the Society of Decorative Painters, the Germantown Art League, the Colored Pencil Society, and the Millington Art League. She was a communicant of St. Williams Catholic Church for many years, where she delighted in singing in the choir. 

Janet Kelley is predeceased by her beloved husband, Mike Kelley; grandsons, Adam Nahmias and Corey Branch; son-in-law, Joe F. Williams; parents, Jeannette and William Newell; and sisters, Helen Lawless and Polly Chapman. She is survived by five daughters: Janet Bolton, Mary (David) Nahmias, Suzanne Slone, Carol (Bill) Ellis, Kathy Kelley Williams; eight grandchildren: Valerie (Matthew) Middleton, Kevin Slone, Kelly (Aubrey) Blackwood, Andy (Britany) Branch, Ashley (Jody) McKibben, Laura Nahmias, Matthew Nahmias, and DeeAnn (Matt) Fulcher; ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother, William (Rita) Newell; and sister-in-law, Dee Godfrey Petty. 

Visitation will be at Second Presbyterian Church in the Salmon Room on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, from 5 to 7pm, with a remembrance celebration to follow in the Chapel at 7pm. There will be visitation on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at St. Williams Catholic Church in Millington, TN, from 10-11am with funeral mass to be held at 11am. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be sent to Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, 1520 West Poplar Avenue, Collierville, TN 38017.

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Millington Chapel
901-873-0123

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Keith Edward DeRung, USN Ret.

Keith Edward DeRung, USN Ret., 62, of Millington, TN formerly of St. Paul, MN, passed away June 22, 2016. He was a USN Machinist's Mate Auxillary (SS) and most recently a Valero Gasoline Blender; a member of the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI), United States Submarine Motorcycle Group, and the Patriot Guard Riders. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis DeRung; mother, Bernice Cournoyer; step-father, Warren Cournoyer; and granddaughter, Courtney Paige Tock. He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Rob” Jo (Volk) DeRung; daughter, Rachel (James) Tock of Belleville, IL; son, Aaron (Misteria) DeRung of Oakland, TN; sisters, Ginger (Bud) Olander of Woodland Park, CO, JulieAnn (Garry) Weyer of Maplewood, MN, Jeanine (Gary) Meyer of Bloomington, MN, Linda (Bill) Tischer of Shoreview, MN, Patty (Dave) Martin of North St. Paul, MN and Rita Aune of Forest Lake, MN. He was the loving grandfather of Courtney Paige Tock, Olivia Katharine Tock, Jack Edward Tock, Nova Blair DeRung, and Avery Wilder Tock and the beloved uncle of a plethora of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Monday (June 27) from 2:00pm until the memorial service at 4:00pm at the Millington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. (USSVI), Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, or the West Tennessee Veterans Home.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

901.873.0123

BrentwoodFuneralServices.com