Munford Chapel Ebituaries

Herbert Lee Wilkerson

Walls - HERBERT LEE WILKERSON, 76, owner of Herb The Bug Man Pest Company, died May 18, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 20 in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Mr. Wilkerson was an avid fisherman and coached little league. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Mary Ellen Wilkerson; two sons, Terrell Wilkerson (Charlene) and Bill Wilkerson (Casey); two sisters, Patsy Carter and Linda Mae Wilkerson; six grand-children and six great-grandchildren. Also, thanks to all his loyal customers. Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

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Wanda Louise Smith

Burlison - WANDA LOUISE SMITH, 71, retired from General Mills and formerly of St. Charles, Illinois, died May 17, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. The family will receive friends May 24th from 2-4:30 p.m. at Spirit Filled Baptist Church, Ripley, TN. Ms. Smith leaves a daughter, Yvonne Elting of Burlison, TN; a son, Michael Smith of Cordova, TN; one sister, Betty MacPherson of Texas; three brothers, Gene Adkerson of Ripley, TN, Terry Adkerson of Gates, TN and Jerry Adkerson of Ripley, TN, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Eugene Edward Vinal, GYSGT USMC, Ret.

veteran flagAtoka - EUGENE EDWARD VINAL, GYSGT USMC Ret. 82, died May 15, 2015 at his home. He was a USMC veteran of the Korean War, a Purple Heart recipient, a Vietnam War veteran and an Aerial Navigator. Mr. Vinal was also a retired instructor for State Tech. The family will receive friends at a catered reception, Monday, May 18 from 5-8 p.m. and service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, both at Munford Chapel. Burial will be in Helen Crigger. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Vinal; daughter, Rosiland Craig; son, David Vinal; sister, Fay Schilling; brother Eugene Vinal; seven grandchildren, Shelby Craig, Candle Craig, Haley Middleton, Dillion Morgan, Aaron Morgan, Chole Morgan, Austin Perry; and two great-grandchildren, Jaylyn and Julie Grace. He was preceded in death by two sons, Tom Vinal and Larry Morgan, Jr. and one sister. Munford Funeral Home Munford Chapel (901)837-0123 brentwoodfuneralservices.com

Emily June Arthur Clark

emily clark pic obit1Munford - EMILY JUNE ARTHUR CLARK, 57, wife of John H. Clark, Jr., died surrounded by family at her home on May 7, 2015. Emily was born on October 13, 1957 and resided in Munford until 1968, when she moved with her family to Maryville, TN. She attended Everett High School and University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She was a former resident of Millbrook, Alabama and Shreveport, Louisiana. Based in Shreveport, she was a flight attendant for Continental/Royale Airlines. Upon her return to this area, she worked at the Defense Depot in Memphis, Martin-Marietta and Naval Air Technical Training Center in Millington. Until her illness and subsequent dis-ability in the mid 90’s, she played softball and other sports on area teams. She worked with Memphis Wrestling during the Lance Russell/ Dave Brown era. Emily was a member of Munford First United Methodist Church where she worked with the children’s program. More recently she volunteered at the Munford Methodist Pre-School reading bible stories to the children and sang with the church’s praise band. Emily had a deep and abiding faith and an unending trust in God throughout her life. Emily was predeceased by her father, Roy Arthur, Jr.; her “Pop” Ted Bays; her grandparents, Mary V. and Addison Hill, Roy and Lucille Arthur, and E. B. Proctor, Jr. Besides her husband, she is survived by his children, John H. Clark, III and Kristina Day of Millbrook, Alabama and Laura Woodford Quarles of Roanoke, Virginia; her mother, Guelda Harrison (Daniel) and sister, Amy Turnage (Kenneth) of Munford; brothers, Kenny Arthur (Tiffany) of Munford and Mac Arthur of Senatobia, MS; her niece and nephew, Melissa Baugh and Brian Turnage of Munford, and a host of other relatives whom she loved dearly. A special thanks to Debbie Stroup and the doctors and staff of the UT Transplant Clinic; her cousins, Edie Heffernan, Margaret Robinson, Ellen Morgan, Janet Hendrix; and her Aunt Sue, all of whom stayed by her bedside. Also caregivers, Sandra Gunn and Sharon Jones. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Monday, May 11 from 5-8 p.m., and Service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, all at Munford Funeral Home, Munford Chapel. Interment in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Memorials gifts may be made to Munford First United Methodist Church, 57 S. Tipton St., Munford or The Tipton County Paws & Claws Organization because of her love for cats.

 

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Carl Houston Newsom

veteran flagCARL HOUSTON NEWSOM, 84, of Memphis, retired forklift operator for Gordon Transport and a U.S. Army veteran, died April 28, 2015 at his residence. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Saturday, May 9 from 12-2 p.m., with service to follow at 2 p.m. at Munford Funeral Home, Munford Chapel. Interment in Helen Crigger Cemetery. Mr. Newsom was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie J. Newsom and his parents, Floyd and Vordie Newsom. He leaves one daughter, Vickie L. Bell and one grandchild, Remington Lee Bell.

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