Larry Coker (1-11-18) service 1-15-18

Larry Allen Coker, 69, of Jackson, Tennessee, formerly of Savannah, died Thursday, Jan. 11.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Coker of Jackson, Tennessee; his son, Allen Coker of Nashville; and daughter, Star Schaaf of Batesville, Arkansas; two grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Lou Easter. 
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Chasity Coker; and his parents, Lawrence and Allie Coker.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 15, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Ronnie Coleman officiating. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery at Savannah.
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Rowena Benson (1-13-18) service 1-18-18

Rowena Lee Stevenson Benson, 63, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Jan. 13.
She was born in Weakley County, Tennessee, the daughter of William Bruce Stevenson and the late Sylvia Bradley Stevenson. She was united in marriage to Willie R. Benson, who survives.
Mrs. Benson attended Savannah Church of God. She had worked at Angelica and as a seamstress at Wise Company.
In addition to her husband, Willie Benson and father, William Bruce Stevenson, she is survived by her daughters, Amanda Warman of Murfreesboro, Trish Shubert of Savannah and Amber Coleman of Selmer; brother, Lynn Stevenson of Savannah; sisters, Sanja Reeves and Juanita McBride, both of Savannah; and six grandchildren.
Along with her mother, Sylvia Bradley Stevenson, she was preceded in death by her sister, Paula Louise Stevenson, and one grandchild.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Chad Balentine, Bobby Pickens and Clint Overton officiating. Burial will follow in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.

Sue Tucker (1-10-18) service 1-13-18

Sue Qualls Tucker was born April 22, 1934, in Savannah, the daughter of the late Isaac Edward Qualls and Marwillie Gravett Qualls.
Sue departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Savannah Healthcare in Savannah, at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Sue married Lowell Grady Tucker, on April 4, 1953. They were married 61 years when he preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2014.
She was a hair dresser, working in several beauty salons before she retired. She loved to crochet and sew. One of her greatest loves was to play the piano. She taught music lessons at a young age. She was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church in Savannah since she was 12 years old. She loved to sing and play the piano in church. Sue loved God first, and she loved her grandchildren and her three great-grandsons dearly.
She is survived by one daughter, Susan Tucker Ray and husband Ben Ray of Savannah; two granddaughters, Myshelle Ray of Savannah, and Shauna East and husband Jordan East of Corinth, Mississippi; three great-grandsons, Jacob Milam, Benjamin Milam and Levi East, all of Corinth, Mississippi.
In addition to her parents and husband, Grady, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Jo Huebsch and Mary Edna Qualls; and one brother, Otis Clarence Qualls, all of Savannah.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m., at New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah with Rev. Paul Hook officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.

Martha Phillips (1-8-18) service 1-12-18

Martha Nell Phillips, of Shiloh, was born in Ramer, on Aug. 1, 1928, the daughter of the late Horace and Roxie Robertson Chandler.
On June 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Allen Brown Phillips, who preceded his wife in death on Aug. 15, 2015.
Mrs. Phillips worked for Brown Shoe Company in Selmer until she and her husband opened their own business, Shiloh Souvenir Shop.  She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church, where she served as treasurer.
Mrs. Phillips loved to garden, grow flowers, travel, collect glass work, cook, can and make jellies.  She also loved to crochet and quilt, and she was a member of Shiloh Quilters.
Mrs. Phillips departed this life on Monday, Jan. 8, in Iuka, Mississippi, at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 7 days.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Allen Phillips and his wife Nila of Shiloh; two grandchildren, Justin Bradley Phillips and Kristina Phillips Franks, both of Savannah; four great-grandchildren, Gavin Phillips, Grayson Phillips, Jackson Franks and Kingston Franks, all of Savannah.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Joe Ed Chandler; and one sister, Georgia White.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Joey Franks and C.D. Rickman officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery at Shiloh.

Judy Grooms (1-7-18) service 1-10-18

Judy Grooms, of Saltillo, was born in Benton, Kentucky on Nov. 10, 1944, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Anna Austin Johnson. On Dec. 5, 1975, she was united in marriage to Bobby Ray Grooms, who survives.
Judy departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 7, at the age of 73 years, 1 month and 28 days.
Judy was an avid animal lover. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and working with people. She worked for Dr. Richard S. Greene as an office manager from 1984 to 2017.
In addition to her husband, Judy is survived by her son, Dennis Kelly and fiancée Konda Winters of Scotts Hill; daughter, Karla Bunney and husband David of Humboldt, Tennessee; sisters, Francis Bevis and husband Thomas of Memphis, Jane Worley and husband Billy Clyde of Savannah; brother, Gary Johnson and wife Leigh Ann of Selmer; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Daphane Grooms Simpson; and great-grandchild, Breelin Blankenship.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m., at Saltillo Church of Christ in Saltillo. Burial followed in White Lawn Cemetery at Saltillo.

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