Millington Chapel Ebituaries

Marjorie Elaine Southern

Marjorie Elaine Southern, age 90, of Millington, TN passed away at 7:32 a.m., on September 23, 2016. She was born in Pound, Wisconsin on July 14, 1926, the seventh of fifteen children given to her parents, Gilbert and Lillian Bieber Smith. She married Navy Chief Petty Officer Ernest M. Southern in 1950 and together they produced three daughters, Janice, Joan and Rosemarie. Following his Navy retirement in 1960, they established their home in Millington, TN. Marjorie was a devoted and loving wife and mother who loved her home and was always gracious in her practice of the arts of homemaking and hospitality. She was a charter member of Hampton Memorial United Methodist Church and remained faithful throughout the remaining years of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1998. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Mauro (Paul) of Orlando, FL, Joan Moore (Russell) of Crossett, AR, and Rosemarie Deming (Jon) of Millington, brother, Alan Smith, sisters, Ruby Schulthies and Shirley Meyers; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A service of death and resurrection will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Millington Chapel with the Reverend Billy Harris officiating. Family will receive friends at a catered reception Monday, September 26 from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service at the Millington Chapel. Memorials in Marjorie’s name made be made to Hampton Memorial United Methodist Church.

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Millington Chapel

901-873-0123

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Wanda J. Conway Watson

Wanda J. Conway Watson, 72, of Millington, TN  passed away September 17, 2016. She was a longtime member of Lighthouse Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Millington. The family will receive friends Friday (Sept 23) from 8:00am until the service at 9:00am at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Watson and is survived by her daughters, Catherine Payton, Sandra Fiore, and Diana Barnes; sons, Ronald Pisz and Richard Pisz; brothers, James William Conway and William Joseph Conway; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

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Richard H. Thornell

Richard H. Thornell, 72, of Rosemark, TN passed away September 19, 2016. He was owner/operator of RPT Trucking; a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and Children’s Church Minister at Crossroads Baptist Church; an Army veteran who served in Vietnam; and enjoyed watching UT Vols football and spending time with his family. The family will receive friends Thursday (Sept 22) from 4:00pm until the memorial service at 6:00pm at Crossroads Baptist Church in Arlington, TN. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Thornell; daughter, Allison (Alton) West of Rosemark, TN; son, Keith (Brandi) Thornell of Atoka, TN; sister, Ellen (Doug) Zar of Brighton, TN; six grandchildren, Jordyn, Emily, Abby, Sarah Allyn, Eli, and Tanner. The family asks any memorials be made to Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

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Wilma Louise Griffin

Wilma Louise Griffin, 75, of Memphis, TN passed away September 17, 2016. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Tuesday (Sept 20) from 1pm until the service at 2pm at the Millington Chapel. Interment to follow in Helen Crigger Cemetery in Munford, TN. The widow of Edward Griffin, she is survived by her sister, Geraldine Saunders of Brennon, TX and a brother, Aubrey T. Millican of Memphis, TN.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

BrentwoodFuneralServices.com

Regina Denise Pearson

Regina Denise Pearson, 53, of Millington, TN passed away September 17, 2016. She was a receptionist at Big Creek Animal Hospital. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Wednesday (Sept 21) from 5pm - 7pm at the Millington Chapel. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Pearson; daughters, Rebekah Ruesink of Adrian, MI and Sarah Pearson of Millington, TN; mother, Patsy Lefler; sister, Renee Lefler of Memphis, TN; one grandchild.

Munford Funeral Home

Millington Chapel

(901) 873-0123

BrentwoodFuneralServices.com