Roy McKenzie, 93, of Millington, Tennessee, died on Monday, March 27.
He was born in Chester County, Tennessee, the son of the late Reeder and Irma Baker McKenzie. He was united in marriage to Rozelle Pitts, who preceded him in death.
Mr. McKenzie served in the United States Navy during World War II. He had worked for Brown Shoe Company and retired from the Tennessee Highway Department. He was a member of Milledgeville Church of Christ.
He is survived by his daughter, Monuia Dean Woody; two granddaughters; four great- grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, James McKenzie.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ovid McKenzie.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, March 30, at Milledgeville Cemetery with Stan Phipps officiating.
Hollis H. McDonald, 82, of Enville, died on Wednesday, March 29.
He was born in Clifton, the son of the late Hubert Lonzo and Lillie Mae Ricketts McDonald. He was united in marriage Mae Belle Humphrey, who survives.
Mr. McDonald was a farmer, carpenter, and retired as a cabinet maker. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife Mae Belle McDonald of Enville; daughter, Pam Nowell of Enville; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, LaVern McDonald; and sisters, Rotha Nell Vickery, Lockey Dodson and Betty Baxter.
Services were held on Saturday, April 1, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Sam McAdams and Jason Cherry officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at Savannah.
Margie Burross, 85, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, March 22.
She was born in Florence, Alabama, the daughter of the late Lee and Prim Boatwright. She was united in marriage to Elvis Burross, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Burross was a member of First United Methodist Church in Savannah and TSEA (Tennessee State Employee Association). She retired from Pickwick Landing State Park where she had worked as a waitress.
She is survived by her stepchildren, David Burross, Teresa Clark and Lisa Burross; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Charles Lee Scott; stepdaughter, Donna Burross; a grandson; and sister, Mary Elizabeth.
Services were held on Friday, March 24, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah with Josh Hite officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Clyde Wayne Finley, age 77, of Enville, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, at his home.
He was born May 4, 1939, in Milledgeville and reared in the Enville area, the son of the late Leonard Harmon and Mary Lonie Alexander Finley. He went to school in the Enville community. He married Wanda Jean Lott in 1958. They made their home in the Enville community all their life. He worked for Whalley Construction Company, laying telephone cable for 30 years and also worked for M&M Construction, Claudie Malone and Burlin McPeake, and then at Finley’s Prop Shop. He enjoyed going to the Tennessee River and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jean Lott Finley of Enville; two sons, Anthony Finley (Debbie) and Jeff Finley (Lisa), all of Enville; a daughter, Tammy Austin (Tim) of Sardis; and two grandchildren, Casey Pratt (Brandon) and Cameron Finley (Ashley); and one great-grandchild, Greyson Pratt.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Casey Chapel with Gene Hanna officiating. Burial followed in Milledgeville Cemetery.
Christa Maria Ell Baker, of Florence, Alabama, was born in Weinheim, Germany on July 2,1930, the daughter of Erwin Oskar and Maria Christina Ell.
She departed this life on Wednesday, March 29, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 27 days.
Christa married Tommy Joyce Baker in 1955, and moved to the United States in 1957. Shortly thereafter, she gained U.S. citizenship. She worked as a bookkeeper for Big Star in Selmer. Christa was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah. She will be remembered for her strong faith in Christ and her love of cooking and crocheting for others.
Christa is survived by her granddaughters, Kimberly Powers Gray and husband Johnathan of Florence, Alabama and Melisa Powers; and two great-granchildren, Lucas Wilt and Parker Gray.
In addition to her parents, Christa was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Ralph Huggins.
Services were held on Friday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Derek Westmoreland officiating. Burial followed in Pebble Hill Cemetery at Michie.