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Windell Calvin Allen

Windell Calvin Allen, 80, died at his home on September 18, 2020. Mr. Allen was born on the banks of the Caddo River in Bismarck, Ark., August 27, 1940, to the late Calvin Lester Allen, Jr. and Mary Maxine Hardage Chambers. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia, the mother…

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William M. Johnson

William M. Johnson William Marvin (Bill) Johnson was born in Sparta, Tenn. June 12, 1936, the younger son of Ammon Estes Johnson and Mary Margaret Hill Johnson. Mr. Johnson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, September 13. He was preceded in death by his parents; and older brother, Robert Hill Johnson.…

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Douglas Gray Parker Jr.

Douglas Gray Parker Jr. Mr. Doug Parker, 80, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville, Tenn. He was born into a naval family on March 3, 1940, in Pensacola, Fla., son of the late Capt. Douglas G. Parker and Mary Klopp Parker. This began a life full of adventure. He…

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Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early

Nearly 2,500 Gibson Countians voted early in the State Primary and County General Elections. Administrator of Elections Julieanne Hart reported a grand total of 2,439 votes cast during the early voting period, which ended Saturday, Aug. 1. Only 32 voters cast ballots in the general election, while 1,903 voted in the Republican Primary and 504…

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John Dick Davis

John Dick Davis John Davis passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital after a brief illness. A private family visitation was held. A public graveside service with military honors was held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery near Medina, Tenn. Mr. Davis was born in Lexington, Tenn.…

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Raymond Neal Brown

Raymond Neal Brown Funeral services for Raymond Neal Brown, 93, were held Friday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Milan. Mr. Neal passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 16 at his home in the Moores Chapel Community. He was born May 15, 1927, the son of Amsel and Vera Brown. He…

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William D. “Drane” Smallwood III

William D. “Drane” Smallwood III Heaven gained another angel with the tragic passing of William D. “Drane” Smallwood III, on May 22, 2020. Drane was born on December 5, 2001 in Jackson, Tenn. to William D. Smallwood II and Alana Diamond Smallwood. He is survived by his parents, William and Alana Smallwood; sister, Saylor Gray…

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Dyer School hands out thousands of meals each week

By Laurin Stroud   The Gibson County Special School District continues to provide free meals for children under the age of 18, and Dyer School is handing out thousands of them each week. “Monday [April 13], we handed out close to 2,000 meals in Dyer alone,” Dyer principal Kevin Turner said, “We have a lot…

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