March 6 Obits

March 06, 2019
Wade Wade


Glenda Sue Wade, a resident of South Fulton, died March 1 at her residence. She was 74.

Funeral services were held March 5 at the South Fulton Baptist Church, with Dr. Ron Cox officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, of Fulton, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Billy Nunnery, of Campobello, S.C., Tracey and Phil Bivens, of Martin, Tenn., and Holly and Rex Coffey, of Clinton; eight grandchildren; Kayla Nunnery, of Campobello, Ryan Nunnery, of Savannah, Ga., Amber Fuller, of Clinton, Morgan Paitsel, of South Fulton, Aalia Bivens, of Martin, and Abby Coffey, Nicholas Coffey and Ava Coffey, all of Clinton; six great-grandchildren, Trey Woods, Evee Woods, Bella Fuller and Rory Fuller, all of Clinton, Benson Wilson, of South Fulton, and Liam Nunnery, of Savannah; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Datha and Leslie Scott, of South Fulton, and Penny and Jackie Powell, of Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.C and Ruby Tibbs Witt; her husband, Brent Wade; and a son, Ward Mark Wade.

Born Feb. 19, 1945 in Weakley County, Tenn., she was a member of the South Fulton Baptist Church and had retired as co-owner along with her late husband, Brent of Twin City Auto Parts. She had lived in this area all of her life.

Memorials may be made to South Fulton Baptist Church-Harvest The Vision, P.O. Box 5258, South Fulton, Tenn. 38257.

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Harold Gene Floyd, of Hammond, Ind. and formerly of Clinton, died February 13. He was 89.

He was laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Crown Point, Ind.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Blanche Lorraine (Smith), who he was married to for nearly 67 years; daughter, Debra Schrock (Floyd); a son-in-law, Barry Schrock; son, Harold Dewayne Floyd; son, Dennis Floyd; daughter-in-law, Catherine Floyd; daughter, Cheryl Stacy (Floyd); son-in-law, Robert Stacy; daughter, Denise Floyd; son, Darryl Floyd; 14 grandchildren, Ronald Potchen, Thomas Floyd, Cristy Potchen, Eric Schrock, Amie Floyd, Rebekeh Morlock (Schrock), Stephanie Floyd, Bryan Schrock, Kevin Schrock, James Frost, Barrett Schrock, Harold Floyd, Adam Floyd, Anna Tuesburg (Floyd); brother, Morman Floyd; sisters-in-law, Linda Jo Floyd and Mildred Floyd; 21 great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Stella (Akin) Floyd; brother, Monroe Floyd; brother, Herman Floyd; brother and sister-in-law, Lois and Lorene Floyd; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Nell and Norman Cook; brother, Willis Edward Floyd; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Floyd; sister and brother-in-law, Dortha Fay and Elvis Bugg; brother, Lee Roy Floyd; and sister, Martha Sue Floyd.

Born Dec. 27, 1929 in Clinton, he passionately loved his family. He ended every conversation with “I love you. And, tell the others that I love them too”.

He was a hard-working man and was employed at Republic Steel and retired after 42 years of dedicated service.

He was a man of faith and a long-standing member of Hessville Baptist Church. There he took on many leadership roles such as trustee, drove and maintained the church buses for many years, and was active until his passing.

He was blessed with a memory that was sharp as a tack. He was able to remember details of travels and interactions with people down to small details, recalling locations and experiences with ease.

His life was marked with many friendships, and everyone loved him.

He was a skilled mechanic, constantly working on someone’s car or a project. His hobby was the restoration of his most cherished Ford Model A and his John Deere Model B tractor.


Mattie (Brown) McClerkin, a resident of Union City, Tenn. and formerly of Hickman, died Feb. 25 at the Obion County Nursing Home, She was 91.

Funeral services were held March 2 at the Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church in Woodland Mills, Tenn., with Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial followed in the Hickman City Cemetery. Strong Funeral Home, of Hickman, was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her son, Walter Avery, of Union City; four daughters, Marilyn McClerkin, of Hickman, Solo Mae McClerkin, of Toledo, Ohio, Mary Ann Buntyn, of Zenix, Ohio, and Mary Lois Wilson, of Mayfield; a sister, Mary Frances Brown, of Youngstown, Ohio; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay Brown and Georgia (Wheeler) Brown; her husband, Cortez McClerkin; four sons, Jessie, Bobby, Harry and Sam McClerkin; three brothers; and six sisters.


Lawrence “Cap” Bill Everett, a resident of Hickman, died March 1. He was 98.

Services were held March 4, at Strong Funeral Home in Hickman, with Bro. Jason Sipes officiating. Strong Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Carolyn Brandon of Union City, Tenn., Kay Franco, and Joan and Bob Zimmerman, all of Concord, N.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Amy Everett, of Reelfoot Lake; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Robin Chandler, of South Fulton, Jacquine and Larry Young, of Phoenix, Ariz., Nesha and Mike Coleman, and Craig Inman, all of Concord, Andrea Jackson of Cornelius, N.C., Bill and Emily Oliver, and Wayne and Amy Wilkerson Oliver, all of Charlotte, N.C., Keith and Jill Brasfield of Raleigh, N.C., and Tonya and Butch Estes of Wellington, Fla.; a son-in-law, Jerry Helms, of Marco Island, Fla.; and several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Breckinridge and Lillie Belle Everett; his wife, Hilda Mae; a daughter, Shirley Helms; an infant son, John Larry Everett; four sisters; and three brothers.

Born April 27, 1920, in Bondurant, Fulton County, he was of the Baptist faith, and worked on the Mississippi River as a tow boat operator, later retiring from the Army Corps of Engineers as a Survey Boat Pilot.

In his spare time, he enjoyed operating heavy equipment, having built a lot of ponds in and around Fulton and Obion counties.

He had been a resident of the Arbors in Union City for several years prior to his passing.


Martha Jane Wall Laine, a resident of Missouri City, Texas, died Dec. 3, at her residence. She was 90.

A private service was held in Texas, and burial followed in Cayce Methodist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by two children, Devon Elizabeth and Julia Lee; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph R. and Octavia Barnett Wall; her husband of 56 years, Paul Laine Jr.; one daughter, Patricia Jill; and two brothers, Joe B. Wall, and one infant brother.

Born Aug. 7, 1928, she was a native of Cayce, and a member of Cayce Methodist Church.