Richard ‘Randy’ Cunningham

Funeral services for Richard “Randy” Cunningham, age 70, were held Saturday, Feb. 2 at Hunt Funeral Home LLC with Bro. Kenneth Epperson and Bro. Mike Melton officiating. Burial followed at Belew’s Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Cunningham was born March 31, 1948, and he passed away Jan. 30, 2019. Randy graduated from Bradford High School in 1967.…

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Laymon Wayne Jacobs

Mr. Laymon Wayne Jacobs, age 76, died Saturday, Jan. 19 at his residence. Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 24 at Alamo Baptist Church in the Sidonia community with Bro. Kenneth Williams, Bro. Jeff Crabtree and Bro. Eddie Ray officiating. Amy Jacobs made remarks at the service. Burial followed in Alamo Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Jacobs,…

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Jerry Houston Cunningham

Funeral services for Jerry Houston Cunningham, age 79, were held Monday, Jan. 28 at Hunt Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brandon Clenney officiating. Burial followed at Rutherford Cemetery. Mr. Cunningham, a retired factory employee, was born in Kenton on March 4, 1939 to the late J.H. and Ethel Allen Cunningham, and passed away Thursday, Jan.…

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Ralph Scott Peevyhouse

Mr. Ralph Scott Peevyhouse, age 52, of Milan passed away from this life on Saturday, Jan. 5 at his home. Funeral service for Mr. Peevyhouse will be conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Karnes and Son Funeral home in Dyer with Bro. James Peevyhouse officiating. Interment will follow in…

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Margie Vern Jones

Mrs. Margie Vern Jones, age 94, of Rutherford passed away from this life on Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services for Mrs. Jones were conducted on Jan. 6 at Salem United Methodist Church of Rutherford, with burial in the Salem Church Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born March 30, 1924 in Rutherford,…

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Rutherford mayor, board take oaths

By J.D. Pinkerton The Rutherford mayor and five board members were sworn in at the city’s Nov. 19 meeting. Attorney Mark Johnson administered the oaths of office to new mayor Sandy Simpson and Alderpersons James Roach, Broeck Horner, Annie Edwards, Danny Parker and Mike Hensley. Before the brief ceremony, the former mayor and board conducted…

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Rutherford gets new mayor

By Crystal Burns Former Rutherford Alderperson Sandra Simpson narrowly defeated incumbent Bob White last week. Simpson received 228 votes to White’s 204. Simpson previously served two, four-year terms on the board. “That’s where you get your experience,” she said. All five candidates for Board of Aldermen were elected. James Roach received 337 votes, Broeck Horner…

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Pruett gets 4-year contract

By Crystal Burns The Gibson County Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to a new, four-year contract for Director of Schools Eddie Pruett during the board’s monthly meeting held Thursday at South Gibson County Elementary School in Medina. “This is just a wonderful place to work,” Pruett said. Pruett is currently in his…

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Rutherford’s 51st Annual Davy Days is underway

By Leslie Ferguson Despite temperatures in the 90s, Davy Days kicked off its week of events with opening ceremonies Sunday at the cabin. Committee member Alan Abbott welcomed all residents and visitors, and Jimmy Hopper led the crowd in prayer. Abbott thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication to Davy Days and introduced Victoria…

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