In loving memory of Misty Whisenant, of Savannah, June 3, 1975 to Oct. 20, 2017, Loving wife of Vern, Loving mother to Myleana and William.
Charlie Joe Setsor, of Savannah, went peacefully to his heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 16, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 5 days.
He was born in Treadway, Tennessee on Nov. 11, 1932, the son of the late Robert Marion and Lucy Maggie Davis Setsor. On Feb. 2, 1967, Charlie was united in marriage to Ida Roberta Baugus, who preceded him in death on April 28, 2008.
Charlie served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet, Illinois after 30 years; he moved to the Olive Hill-Savannah area and lived there until his death. Charlie was a member of United Auto Workers and was a volunteer firefighter in Olive Hill.
Charlie is survived by his daughters, Sue Barnett of Pickwick Dam and Carla Woods and husband Jim of Kankakee, Illinois; sister, Roberta Mullins of Sneedville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Christopher Nelon, Tye Barnett and wife Amanda, Tony Woods and wife Shannon, Chad Woods, Rhonda Carter, Brian Carlile, Brittney Smith, and Adam Smith and wife Kim; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Charlie was preceded in death by his daughter, Geneva Carlile Smith; son, James Alfred Smith; and a brother, Ernest Jesse “E.J.” Setsor.
Services were held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Tye Barnett officiating. Burial followed in Prater’s Chapel Cemetery in Clifton.
Commander Orville Lee Gilchrist, USN, Ret., passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 21, after a long illness. He was 88.
Commander Gilchrist was born in Adamsville on Aug. 15, 1929, the youngest child of Grover and Virl Gilchrist.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Eldon, Aaron, James, Walstine and Christine. He married the former Carolyn Nell White on Aug. 12, 1950, and was her loyal partner until her passing on May 30, 2012.
He graduated from Adamsville High School in 1947 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1948. He rose through the enlisted ranks as an aviation mechanic and attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was commissioned in January 1960. He retired at the rank of Commander in December 1978. His final duty assignment was as the commanding officer of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Division at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland. Throughout his 30 year naval career he also served on the aircraft carriers USS Midway and USS Kearsarge, and at naval facilities in San Diego, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Goodyear, Arizona; Barber’s Point, Hawaii; Iwakuni, Japan; Millington, Tennessee; Sigonella, Italy; Norfolk, Virginia; Milton, Florida; Cubi Point, Philippines; and Pensacola, Florida. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Secretary of the Navy Medal for personal achievement and the Meritorious Service Medal, along with numerous other awards and citations.
Upon retirement from active duty, he returned with his family to live in Adamsville in 1979 and was employed by Aqua-Glass Corporation until 1986. He was a beloved member of the Adamsville community. He served on the board of the Quinco Mental Health Center and as regional secretary for the Private Industry Council. He was a descendant of early settlers of McNairy and Hardin counties and was active in the Hardin County Historical Society and Tennessee Genealogical Society. He also served as president of Adamsville Lions Club and was a long-time elder of Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church in Gilchrist. At the time of his passing he was one of the longest tenured members of the church.
He is survived by his children Lea Edwards Gilchrist of Portsmouth, Virginia; Lisa Carol Gilchrist Mischke of Germantown, Tennessee; and Grover Craig Gilchrist of Sandy Springs, Georgia; along with their spouses, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Orville Gilchrist is remembered by those who knew him best as someone who could diagnose and fix anything mechanical, as a paragon of devotion to his wife, as a gentle and loving father, and as a dedicated member of his community and church.
Vistation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m., all held at Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church, Gilchrist, at 1 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to Mt. Sharon Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 801, Adamsville, Tenn. 38310 or Page Robbins Center, 1961 S. Houston Levee Road, Collierville, Tenn. 38017. Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer, 731-645-3481.
Owen Carroll, of Pulaski, Tennessee, formerly of Michie, was born in Corinth, Mississippi on March 13, 1954, the son of Mary B. Glover Carroll and the late Leslie L. Carroll.
In May of 1975 he was united in marriage to Susan Greer, who preceded her husband in death on Sept. 20, 1998.
Owen served his country in the United States Navy from 1973 to 1979. He was an engineer for Ershigs Incorporated. During his life, Owen was able to reside in many different places like Brunswick, Maine, Spain, Algeria and Guatemala.
He departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Pulaski, Tennessee, at the age of 63 years, 7 months and 5 days.
Owen is survived by his children, Charles Patrick Carroll, Kenneth Brian Carroll and Leah Kathryn Carroll; four grandchildren, Owen Warner Carroll, Reagan Greer Carroll, Kate Susan Carroll and Mia Jane Carroll; his mother, Mary B. Carroll; one brother, Donald B. Carroll; and four sisters, Brenda Carroll Ables, Sherry Carroll Rollins, Lisa Carroll Tidwell and Melinda Carroll Madden.
In addition to his father and his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Jennie Carroll and Allen and Notra Glover.
Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m., at Lebanon Methodist Church in Michie with Casey Cupples officiating. Burial followed in Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery at Michie.
Margaret Jean Sanders Turner, 85, of Saltillo, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Decatur County General Hospital.
Mrs. Turner was born in Friendship, Tennessee, the youngest child of the late Bob and Lottie Hall Sanders. She graduated from Friendship High School and was in the last class of the UT Junior College at Martin in 1951. She also attended Lambuth and Memphis State. She met Bobby Turner, her late husband, in college and they married in 1953. They lived in the Five Forks Community just outside Saltillo. Mr. Turner passed away in 1993.
Margaret was very active in and around Saltillo. She had taught elementary school at Saltillo, was registrar-at-large with the Hardin County Election Commission, worked at H.I.S., and was secretary for the Town of Saltillo at one time. She had also worked with the Federal Census Bureau for more than three decades. She had volunteered with Hardin County Tourism Committee, as well as the Pictorial History of Hardin County Book committee, she was one of the organizers of the “River Day” Homecoming Parade, helped organize the area Meals on Wheels Program, served 10 years as a local fire fighter and was a state certified first responder. Mrs. Turner had served as secretary/treasurer for the Saltillo Family and Community Education Club, treasurer and member of Saltillo United Methodist Church, a certified AARP Driver Safety Instructor, Advisory Board member of SWHRA Foster Grandparents, and for many years, she wrote the Saltillo community news for The Courier. She had been a member of the Soggy Bottom Belles Red Hatters. Her greatest interests were the history of Saltillo, her family geneology, her flowers and dearest of all, her family.
Margaret is survived by a daughter, Cindy (Jacky) Chumney of Parsons; a son, Steven S. (Frances) Turner of Saltillo.
She is also survived by five grandchildren, Krissie (Chuck) Tucker, Lindsey (Richard) Turner-Garrett, Keri (Randy) Inman, Evan Turner and Tyler Chumney; six great-grandchildren, Casey Collins, Patrick Collins, Holden Karpovage, Levi Turner, Kalanie Inman and Rylie Inman; and three special friends, Roger Gant, Patsy Gant and Diego Porras.
She was predeceased by her parents, Bob Berry and Lottie Hall Sanders; her husband, Bobby Newman Turner; a daughter, Susan Belinda Turner; and a brother, William Robert Sanders.
Her funeral service was held at Saltillo United Methodist Church, Saltillo, at 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 13, with burial following in White Lawn Cemetery near Saltillo.
Pallbearers are Darnell Lowery, Jim Brown, Patrick Collins, Casey Collins, Randy Inman and Richard Garrett.
Honorary pallbearers are Roger Gant and Diego Porras.