Ruby Ford (1-8-17) service 1-17-17

Ruby Inez Churchwell Ford, 96, of Crump, died on Sunday, Jan. 8, in Katy, Texas. She was born in Adamsville, the daughter of the late John H. and Octavia Harris Churchwell. She was united in marriage to Ray E. Ford, who preceded her in death. During World War II years, 1941 to 1945, she worked in Memphis, Milan and Cordova, Tennessee where she helped manufacture parts and ammunition for the war effort. Mrs. Ford was a member of Crump Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, David Ford; five grandchildren; brothers, John Churchwell, Jimmy Churchwell and Gene Churchwell; sisters, Millie Ungren and Mary Schumacher; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Glenda Sypniewski and Debra Carol Searcy; two sisters, Fay Stone and Ressie Massingham; and one brother, Earl Churchwell. Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jim Griffith officiating. Burial followed in Crump Cemetery.

Melvin Wilson (1-6-17) service 1-13-17

Melvin Milton Wilson, 68, of Counce, died on Friday, Jan. 6.
He was born in McCracken County, Kentucky, the son of the late Ira P. Wilson and Lillie Mae Edmonds Wilson.
He served in the U.S. Army, enlisting for two tours in Vietnam. He worked at Kimberly-Clark for more than 21 years until retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Wilson of Counce; one daughter, Michelle Wilson Graves of Antioch, Tennessee; five sisters, Linda Sue Bonds, Lettie Wilson, Shelia Wilson and Millie Baker, all of Paducah, Kentucky, and Marsha Faye Davis of Hendersonville, Tennessee; and one grandson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ira E. Wilson and James Henry Wilson; and two sisters, Margaret Settle and Cheryl Wilson.
Services will include visitation on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth, Mississippi, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Graveside memorial service and burial will be on Friday, Jan. 13, at noon, at Corinth National Cemetery with Will Luster officiating.

Joseph Tonegatto (1-2-17)

Joseph James Tonegatto, 79, of Adamsville, died on Monday, Jan. 2. 
He was born in Saginaw, Michigan, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Cravero Tonegatto.
He had worked as a truck driver and was of Catholic belief.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Ellen Tonegatto-Brown of North Carolina, Christine Ann Tonegatto-Salo of Michigan, and April Mitchell of Alabama; seven grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Tonegatto; sons, Joseph Tonegatto and Kevin Tonegatto; stepdaughter, Treva Grubbs; and brother, Anthony Tonegatto.
No services will be held at this time.

Josh Surratt (1-3-17) service 1-7-17

Josh Surratt, 18, of Mason, Tennessee, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3. 
He was born in Shelby County, Tennessee, the son of the late Anthony Daryl and Carolyn Goodman Surratt.
He was enlisted in the United States Army.
He survived by his siblings, Jamie Surratt of Mason, Tennessee, Jennifer Surratt and Sadler Surrat both of Memphis, Zachary Surratt of Covington, Tennessee and Danielle Surrat of Nashville; and grandparents, Stephanie Hawes of Ripley, Tennessee, Jamie and Betty Gail Surratt of Mason, Tennessee.
Services were on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Shackelford Chapel in Adamsville with Jim Griffith officiating. Burial followed in Milledgeville Cemetery.

Thomas Shelby Sr. (1-4-17) service 1-8-17

Thomas Eugene Shelby Sr., 75, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in Savannah.
He was born in Savannah, the son of the late James Vernon and Camilla May Robertson Shelby.
Mr. Shelby retired after 30 years as a lab operator for Owens-Corning Fiberglass in Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of Souls Harbor Church in Savannah.
He is survived by his children, Bruce Wayne Shelby, Glona Faye Benson and Rebecca Christine Kyle, all of Savannah, and Thomas Eugene Shelby Jr. of Florence, Alabama; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Bullington, Verna Forrester and Irene Shelby.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James W. Shelby; one grandchild; and two great- grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 8, at Souls Harbor Church in Savannah with Linn Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Graham Cemetery at Savannah.

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