Gene Autry Stricklin, 78, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
He was the son of the late Charlie Ledford and Nora Viola Stricklin. He was united in marriage to Artie Mae Scott, who survives.
Mr. Stricklin was retired from Brown Shoe Company where he was a shoemaker. He was of Baptist belief.
Along with his wife Artie, he is survived by his daughters, Pamela Kelley of Decaturville, Tennessee, Margaret McFall of Lutts, Rebecca Shands of Lutts and Daphne Elzey ArmasPerez of Lexington, Alabama; sons, Norman Stricklin of Savannah and Marty Stricklin of Savannah; sisters, Jaqueline Franks and Peggy Shubert, both of Savannah; brother, Charles Stricklin of Savannah; and six grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Phillip Shands; sisters, Charlyne Stricklin and Lula Johnson; and brothers, Billy Thomas Stricklin, Bomar Stricklin and GW Stricklin.
Services were held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with David Highland officiating. Burial followed in White’s Creek Cemetery at Savannah.
Patty Mae Freshour Owle, 57, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
She is the daughter of the late Lee and Wilma Josephine Scott Freshour. She was united in marriage to Bruce Owle, who survives.
She had been employed at Food Giant and Maz’s Country Store in Burnt Church.
In addition to her husband Bruce, she is survived by her daughters, Amber Austin of Savannah and Melissa Harvin of Atlanta; her son, Harley Owle of Vero Beach, Florida; 11 granchildren; and three sisters, Mary Thayer and Shirley Lumley of Rye, Colorado, and Barb Strombeck of Pueblo, Colorado.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, Robbie, Wilma and Roger Freshour.
Clara Aline “Cissy” Moore, 44, of Adamsville, died on Friday, Feb. 24, in Memphis.
She was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the daughter of the late William “Jack” Henry Williams and Barbara Aline Hanna Ferguson.
She was a member of Solitude Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville and Leapwood Fire Department. She had worked for Mighty Auto Parts in Jackson, then for Holmes Industrial in Montezuma, Motor Parts and Bearing in Henderson, and also Jackson, and was currently at NCM Mill Works in Leapwood. She was also a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Nick Moore of Adamsville; a daughter, Amber Hanson of Selmer; a son, Sawyer Moore of Adamsville; a sister, Ginny Jaco of Selmer; and several nieces and nephews,
Services were held on Monday, Feb. 27, at Solitude Free Will Baptist Church in Adamsville with David Paseur and Tanner Garrison officiating. Burial followed in Mars Hill Cemetery at Adamsville.
Leona Riff Edwards, 77, of Morris Chapel, died on Monday, Feb. 27, at Savannah Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Nowata County, Oklahoma, on July 6, 1939, daughter to the late Gilbert and Calla Beal Riff. She was united in marriage to James Cole Edwards on July 3, 1959, in Humboldt, Tennessee.
Mrs. Edwards was sharp with numbers and had been a bookkeeper and office manager at Metro Machinery and Southern Electric, both located in Memphis. She had also been a teacher for several years at Memphis Junior Academy.
She was a member of Savannah Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had been the treasurer at the church for many years, and previously was treasurer at Somerville Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She and her husband devoted many years to dog rescue in Hardin County.
In addition to several places in Tennessee, she had lived in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Georgia and England.
In addition to her husband James of Morris Chapel, she is survived by three children, Linda Jo Edwards and fiancé Tam White of Adamsville, Bob (Lisa) Edwards of Chattanooga, and Gerald (Janet) Edwards of Tehachapi, California; grandchildren, Ginda (Andrew) Folkerts, Zack Folkerts, Robert Edwards, Jon (Cookie) Edwards, Keri (Billy) Haynes, Brad (Andrea) Edwards, Katie Edwards, Kristin (Alan) Ward, Alex Edwards, Tyler Edwards, Joseph Edwards, Kaylee Joy Edwards, Kelson Edwards, Kaden Edwards, Josh Edwards and Amanda Edwards; great-grandchildren, Sky, Harper, Isaiah, AJ, Samantha, and a great-grandson due in March; siblings, Juanita Cochrun of Texas, Alfred Riff of Missouri, Jim (Marilou) Riff of Texas and Donna (Bill) Hults of Oklahoma.
She was also preceded in death by siblings, Fayrene Attebury, Roland Riff, Violet Bates, Madeline Scott, Gene Riff and Doris Larmore.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., at Savannah Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hardin County Animal Services, 140 Legion Road, Savannah.
Mary V. Copeland, 53, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Jackson, Tennessee.
She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late Charles and Esteel LaBrayer. She was united in marriage to Johnny Copeland, who survives.
Mrs. Copeland was a homemaker and she had worked as a CNA for Park Rest Nursing Home. Mary was a member of Pickwick Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband Johnny, she is survived by her children, Jonathan Copeland, Jeremy Copeland and Maria Copeland, all of Savannah. She is also survived by two sisters, Eva Word and Evon Poirier.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 1, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Ty Rhymes officiating. Burial followed in White’s Creek Cemetery at Savannah.