Georgia Pauline Spry Deal, 81, of Nashville, formerly of Savannah, died on Sunday, April 30, in Nashville.
She was born in Dyer County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late George Osby and Eliza Ann Anderson Spry. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Mack Deal, who survives.
Mrs. Deal was a nurse for Baptist Hospital in Nashville for 35 years. She also was a licensed private pilot.
In addition to her husband, Lawrence of Nashville, she is survived by two sisters, Patricia Wilkerson of Savannah and Evelyn Harville of Humboldt, Tennessee; four brothers, Lee Spry of Savannah, Marshall Spry of Linden, Tennessee, Joe Spry of Appaloosa, Louisiana and Richard Spry of Shiloh.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John O. Spry.
Services were held on Wednesday, May 3, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Benny Taylor officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Audrey C. Taylor, of Savannah, was born on March 25, 1945, the daughter of George Robert and Florence Harris. She departed this life on Tuesday, April 25, at the age of 72 years and 1 month.
Audrey was a housewife. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Bristol, Tennessee. She loved fishing, bowling, having fun and making preserves.
Audrey is survived by her sons, James T. “Jim Bob” Jones and wife Lisa of Savannah, Samuel Taylor and Dave Taylor, both of Bristol, Tennessee; daughters, Sheila True and husband James of Iron City, Tennessee and Connie Taylor and companion Donnie Osborne of Bristol, Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Virginia Jones of Savannah; sisters, Ruby Lyons of Hampton, Tennessee and Mary Wilson of Erwin, Tennessee; and 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Herman E. Taylor; the father of her children, James Jones; sons, Jeff Jones, Joe Taylor, Pete Taylor and Tommy Taylor; and seven brothers; and two sisters.
Services were held on Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Larry Rich officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.
Dougal Dee McFall passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. McFall was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Wayne County, Tennessee.
He loved God and was a devout Christian. He faithfully attended Johnson Chapel Baptist Church every Sunday, where he loved to hear the Word and the beautiful singing.
He was a kind, gentle man that never met a stranger and never failed to positively impact all those with whom he came in contact. Remarkably, through 94 years, he never lost his sense of humor or his infectious smile.
He spent his life in Wayne County except when he answered the call to serve during World War II. He was a proud member of the Army Air Corps, serving overseas from January 1943 to January 1946. He took great pride in his country and was a true patriot. He was a farmer most of his adult life. At age 65, he started Mid Tenn Turf of Manchester, Tennessee, along with his daughter and later started Volunteer Sod of Lutts, Tennessee with his son. He retired at the age of 80 to take care of his sick wife.
Mr. McFall was an intelligent man who had a thirst for knowledge. He was constantly reading and learning until his eyesight began to fail him. He loved his family unconditionally and took great pride in them. He was married to Mary Walter Austin for 63 years until her death in 2009. He was devoted to her and remained so for the remainder of his life. His children entered various professions and occupations, but all carried with them a love of learning and an eagerness to work hard in all of their endeavors. The values instilled in each of them came not as a result of what their father told them, but by watching their father, who embodied those values.
He was preceded in death by his father, George W. McFall and his mother, Ola W. McFall; his wife, Mary Walter McFall; and his son, Robin McFall.
He is survived by seven children, Donny D. McFall and wife Rebecca (deceased), Johnny S. McFall and wife Debbie and Dr. Danny Wayne McFall and wife Regina, all of Florence, Alabama, Patsy Ann McFall Wilkinson and husband Robert, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Marilyn June McFall Howard and husband Allan, Manchester, Tennessee, Dougal Mark McFall and wife Sheila, Lutts, Gary Lynn McFall and wife Lisa, Brentwood, Tennessee and daughter-in-law, Jackie McFall, Columbia, Tennessee.
He is survived by 17 grandchildren, Wayne McFall and wife Ruth, Ashley McFall, Benjamin Bowling and wife Mary, Christopher McFall and wife Heather, Lauren McFall Hollis and husband Denson, Alison McFall, Indy McFall Wilkinson and wife Amanda Leigh, Lance Howard, Brittany McFall and husband Dan Shtob, Cara McFall Thompson and husband Aaron, Amanda, Garrett and Sydney McFall, Bridget McFall Moore and husband Nick; Tiffany McFall, Ragan, Madison and McKenzie McFall; and 14 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Bekah McFall, Bailey, Sam and Emma Bowling, Eloise and Marian Hollis, Grace and Faith Wilkinson, Eli and Alex Shtob, Nico Thompson, Harbor Moore and Parker McFall.
He will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Collinwood, at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 29. Burial with military rites was in Lutts Cemetery with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County, directing. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to www.youcaring.com/NicosHeart.
Dallas Ray Cossey, 23, of Southaven, Mississippi, apparel coach for Nike, was born June 11, 1993 in Memphis, and passed away Friday, April 28, in Memphis.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Pam Cossey; brother, Tyler Cossey; nephew, Hayes Cossey; grandparents, Junior and Alice White and Claudine Cossey of Hardin County; aunt, Brenda White; uncle, Kerry White; numerous cousins, all of Southaven; and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ottie Cossey of Hardin County and aunt, Sheila Heath.
Services were held on Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Southaven, where he was a member. Graveside services will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Holland’s Creek Cemetery in Savannah. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.twinoaksfuneralhome.com.
Douglas Earl “Doug” Casteel was born on Nov. 22, 1943, the son of the late William Harold and Mary Sallie Hulen Casteel. On April 10, 1965, he married Linda Ann Conner, who survives.
Douglas departed this life on Friday, April 28, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Douglas was a logger all of his life. He attended Campground United Methodist Church. Douglas enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved his dogs.
Along with his wife, Douglas is survived by his son, Paul Casteel and wife Samantha of Savannah; daughter, Cassie Casteel; brothers, Junior Casteel and Ronnie Casteel, both of Savannah; sisters, Patsy Talley, Margie Smith, Barbara Meeks, Mary Jo Stricklin and Sharon Weber, all of Savannah; and grandchildren, Sarah Casteel, Zachary Casteel, Silas Cherry, Cierra Cherry and Dana Cherry.
In addition to his parents, Douglas was preceded in death by his brother, Billy Clyde Casteel.
Services were held on Sunday, April 30, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with John Pennington officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery at Savannah.