Katharion “Kay” DeShazier Arnold, 78, of Wildersville, Tennessee, died on Thursday, Feb. 16.
She was born in Lauderdale County, Alabama, the daughter of the late Lewis and Nettie Pearl Kelley DeShazier.
She had worked as a cook in a cafe and a housekeeper in the hospital.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma Jean Wood of Savannah; son, Johnny Lee DeShazier of Savannah; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and half-sister, Rita Fay McIntyre of Missouri.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill DeShazier; her second husband, Joe Arnold; two sons, Billy and Larry Cleveland DeShazier; sisters, Cora Lee Sauerwin and Nettie Bell White; and a brother, Wesley DeShazier.
Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Josh Franks officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Richard Earl Foust, 51, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Feb. 18.
He was the son of Mary Ann Bonee Sanford and the late Kenneth Eugene Foust.
Along with his mother, Mary Ann Sanford and her husband Gary, Richard is survived by his son, Jacob Hunter Foust of Jackson, Tennessee; sister, Lisa Benson of Savannah; brother, Kenny Allen Foust of Hardin County; step-sisters, Paula Blair of Savannah and Cindy Parrish of Iuka, Mississippi; and step-brothers, Jerry Melson of Savannah and Jeremy Melson, of Counce.
In addition to his father, Richard was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jerry Melson.
Services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Paul Weaver officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.
Katie Mae Griffin, 92, of Selmer, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Selmer.
She was born in McNairy County, the daughter of the late Emmett and Wrenetta White Blanton. She was united in marriage to James Henry Griffin who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Griffin was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Selmer.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Morris of Corinth, Mississippi, Diane Qualls of Michie, and Kaye Sanders of Corinth, Mississippi; two sons, James E. Griffin of Jackson, Tennessee, and Leon Griffin of Michie; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Gay Brown of Olive Hill.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Cooksey.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer with Charlie Martin and Steve Byrd officiating. Burial followed in Old Union Cemetery at Morris Chapel.
Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer.
Paul Blake Ratliff, 81, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Feb. 18.
He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of the late Arvid and Sadie Bartley Ratliff. He was united in marriage to Louise Bowling Ratliff, who survives.
Mr. Ratliff previously worked for B&B Construction Company and retired from a construction company that worked at the Paper Mill. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Adamsville.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Ratliff of Adamsville; daughter, Carolyn Phillips of Adamsville; two sisters, Virginia Dare Garber of Grundy, Virginia and Wanda Williams of Michigan; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Evelyn K. Maness; son, Larry Blair; three brothers; and four sisters.
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Phil Mitchell and Chad Ball officiating. Burial followed in Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville.
James Shankle, 48, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Feb. 4.
He was the son of the late James Ervin and Linda Paulette McClanahan Shankle.
Mr. Shankle was of Church of God belief.
He is survived by his daughters, Madison Shankle and Briana Bowen, both of Michie; and his brother, Anthony Shankle of Savannah.
No services are scheduled at this time.