Munford Chapel Ebituaries

Tonja Lee Reynolds

Tonja Lee Reynolds, 47, of Covington, TN passed away September 7, 2014. The family will receive friends at a catered reception Friday (Sept 12) from 10am until the service at 11am at the Munford Chapel with interment to follow in HelenCriggerCemetery. Her heart was her grandson, Kyle Brian Morgan and she was very excited about her grandbaby girl that’s on the way in November. She is survived by her daughter, Brittany Reynolds of Memphis, TN; son, Brandon Reynolds of Brighton, TN; mother, Judy Childress of Covington, TN; father, George Wren of Munford, TN; sisters, Georgina Golden of Munford, TN and Shanna Smith of Drummonds, TN; brothers, Jerry Stayton of Tuckerman and Jere Smith of Millington; three grandchildren, Kyle, Brooklyn, and Julianna.
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Billy Burrough

Billy Burrough, 84,  passed away September 8, 2014 at his home.  A man of many talents who, throughout his career gave much to his community of Drummonds and Tipton County.  He attended the University of Memphis where he obtained a BS Degree in business administration and a MA degree in education.  He served his country by enlisting in the army during the Korean Conflict.  Upon returning from the service he taught business courses at the Munford High School, the profession he enjoyed the most.  In 1967 he became the postmaster of Drummonds, and retired on September 30, 1995 ending years of dedicated loyal service to the post office and his community.  He operated his family business W.F. Burrough and Son General Merchandise from 1967 until 1992 when he sold the business.   He also served for many years as the treasurer of the Poplar Grove Cemetery Association.

Mr. Burrough was a life long member of the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church where he served as church organist, historian, and treasurer for over 40 years.  He was also a member of the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, the Tipton lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite, Al Chmyia Shrine Temple.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Tinkler Burrough, many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of dear friends.

The family will receive friends, Wednesday, September 10th from 5pm until 8pm and services will be Thursday, September 11th at 11:00am, all at the Munford Funeral Home-Munford Chapel.  Interment will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery in Drummonds.

The family requests memorials be made to Poplar Grove United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Terry L. Watkins

Munford - TERRY L. WATKINS, 62, died September 4, 2014 at his home. Mr. Terry was a retired Supervisor for The Navy Exchange and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at a catered reception, Sunday, September 7 from 12-2 p.m. followed by service at 2 p.m. at Munford Chapel with interment in Helen Crigger Cemetery.   He is survived by his stepdaughter, Brandi Phillips; stepson, Adam Phillips; sisters, Judy Evins, Janice Hendren; brothers, Danny Watkins, Timmy Watkins, Sonny Watkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Rose Marie Watkins, sister, Jeannette Maxwell and brother Glenn Allen Watkins. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church.

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Lucretia Ann Newman

Lucretia Ann Newman, 54, a homemaker from Covington, died on August 28, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton.  Funeral services took place on Saturday, Aug. 30th at Munford Funeral Home.  A catered reception was held on Friday, August 29th where the family received friends.  Mrs. Newman is survived by her husband of 18 years, Larry, as well as daughter Lori Newman and sons, Dale Johnson and Brian Newman, sister, Susan Harris, brothers, Kevin Harris and Ronnie Harris, and grandchildren, Phillip, Abigail, and Emily Johnson and Ethan and Xander Newman.

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Lela Mai Hanks Smith

LELA MAI HANKS SMITH, 96, of Memphis, TN, peacefully passed away September 1, 2014 with her family by her side. Born and raised in Brighton, Tennessee, she moved to Memphis in 1938. She was an active member of West Frayser Baptist Church and a devoted homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Ozon (C.O.) Smith, children, Linda Smith Yates, Melba Smith Layton, and Phillip Smith, and a niece, Regina Owen Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Doris Smith Calvin (Cary), grandchildren, Keith Owen (Rhonda), Troy Owen(Johnna), Renee Stephens (Doug), Amanda Huffman (Dave) and Chris Layton; sister, Rachel Hanks Winberry, fourteen great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at a catered reception at the Munford Funeral Home, Munford Chapel on Friday, September 5 from 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. The family requests memorials be sent to the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. www.mosdkids.org.

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