Jeff Franks, of Huron, Tennessee, was born on Aug. 18, 1958, the son of Virginia Sue Dicus Franks and the late Clyde Franks.
He departed this life on Wednesday, July 19, at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 1 day.
Jeff attended Sand Ridge Baptist Church in Lexington, Tennessee. He worked as a supervisor for TBDN for more than 20 years. He was an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. Jeff loved his dogs.
In addition to his mother, Jeff is survived by his daughters, Andrea Davis and husband Shane, Amber Maness and husband Lee, and Alyssa Franks, all of Lexington, Tennessee; and his grandchildren, Casen Maness, Kennady Maness, Callee Maness, Coy Maness and Lucas Davis.
Services were held on Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Marty Comer officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery Hardin County at Savannah.
John Wrendall Baker, 73, of Savannah, passed away on Sunday, July 23.
He was born in Scottsburg, Indiana, on April 21, 1944, son of the late Cleo Irving and Edith Lorena Love Baker. He was joined in marriage on Nov. 7, 1981, to Shirley Hammitt, who survives.
John was retired from PCA after 46 years. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, golf, riding his motorcycle, watcing his grandsons in the marching band and his granddaughter’s artwork. He had a new Bassett Hound puppy, Alexander “Hamilton,” who he was crazy about.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley Baker; daughter, Krista Lynn Neidert and husband Jay; three grandchildren, Bailey Grace, “Jake” and John David Neidert; and son, Joe Baker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Baker; sister, Mary Lou Baker Dickerson; and daughter, Kimberly Anne Bailey.
A private memorial service will be planned for family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to The Darryl Worley Foundation at darrylworleyfoundation.org or Hunting for a Cure, P.O. Box 444, Savannah, Tenn. 38372.
Joe M. Thomas, 90, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, July 16.
He was son to the late Earl and Mary Thomas. He was united in marriage to Robbye Watson, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Thomas served in the United States Navy. He also signed with Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers organization. He later worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., Mallery Depot in Memphis, the main post office in Memphis, and as assistant postmaster in Savannah, where he later became postmaster.
He is survived by one granddaughter; brothers, Frank of Savannah and David of Tulahoma, Tennessee; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sons, Mike and Mickey; a sister, Leona Knotts of Nashville; and his brother, Robert Earl of Centerville, Tennessee.
Services were held on Wednesday, July 19, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Johnny Hill officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.
Jonas Perkins, 26, of , died on Saturday, July 22.
He was born in McNairy County, the son of Randall Joe and Carol Ann Stanton Perkins.
He graduated from Hardin County High School.
He is survived by his parents, Randall and Carol Perkins of Adamsville; and a sister, Louann Perkins of Savannah.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time, and services will be announced at a later date.
Deborah Martin Hughes, 58, of Selmer, died on Tuesday, July 18, in Selmer.
She was born in Savannah, the daughter of the late Billy Wayne Martin and Janice Ford Bullman. She was united in marriage to Mike Hughes, who survives.
Mrs. Hughes attended Falcon Baptist Church in Selmer.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Hughes of Selmer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, W.A. and Bessie Martin; and maternal grandparents, Sol and Cosette Brush.
Memorial services were held on Friday, July 21, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Jay Houston, Paul Weaver and Mike Cothren officiating.