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Saturday, April 1,1995 STATEDEATHS The Jackson SunPage 5A DeKalb The Associated Press SMITHVILLE - The DeKalb County man who killed her son with two shotgun blasts should be chained and working in prison, the slain man's mother said Friday. Instead, 19-year-old Archie Roberts spends his days watching color television and building his muscles by lifting weights in "prison, Sharon George said. "He doesn't deserve rehabilitation. When he went to court last time, he sported the big muscles he got from working out on weight machines at the state prison," George said. "He doesn't need to be working out He needs to be chained to something and working." George delivered emotional comments during Gov. Don Sundquist's public hearing on crime. Sundquist was joined by a panel that included TBI director Larry Wallace, state Rep. Frank Buck, D-Dowelltown, state Sen. Tommy Burks, D-Monterey, DEA agent Vincent Morgano and Safety Commissioner Mike Greene. Sundquist, who plans similar hearings across the state, said he held the hearing here because of the January torture and slayings of Roger Dale DEATHS Ruth Myrtle Fullerton, 77, homemaker MEMPHIS - Services for Ruth Myrtle Fullerton, 77, will be at 4 p.m. today at Forest Hill South in Memphis. She will be buried at Forest Hill South cemetary. Mrs. Fullerton, a homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at her home in Memphis. She was married to the late Bennie M. Fullerton. She had two sons, Jerry Lee Fullerton of Memphis and David Earl Fullerton of Clairmore, Okla. She had four sisters, Juanita Fanning of Southaven, Miss., and Thelma Stovall, Dorothy Stewart and Margaret Tolbert, all of Memphis. She had one brother, Ivy Ray Jordan of Toone. For more information, call the funeral home at 346-3250. John F. Wyatt Sr., 48, former sawmill worker Visitation for John Franklin Wyatt Sr., 48, will be Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro, Ky. Mr. Wyatt, a former sawmill worker, died Friday of heart failure at his residence in Owensboro. He was married to Cresentia Wyatt. He had two sons, John F. Wyatt Jr. and Glenn E. Wyatt, both of McKenzie. He had a daughter, Kimberly Wyatt of McKenzie. He had five brothers, Jack Wyatt and Buck Wyatt, both of Owensboro, William Wyatt of Stanton, Mich., James Wyatt of Benton, Ky., and Gene Wyatt of Newburg, Ind. For more information, call the funeral home at (502) 683-5377. Marvel Hawkins, 89, homemaker DYERSBURG - Graveside services for Marvel Hawkins, 89, formerly of Dyersburg, will be at 1 p.m. today in RoEIlen Cemetery. Mrs. Hawkins, a homemaker, . died Thursday of heart failure at her home in Portage, Ind. She was married to the late John Hawkins. She had three children, John Harold Hawkins of Cicero, III., the late Robert Hawkins and the late Modine Jackson. She had a sister, Stella Bryant of Finley. For more information, call J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home at 285-2242. Thomas Jackson Young, 66, Wilhite employee BROWNSVILLE - Services for Thomas Jackson Young, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brownsville Funeral Home. Burial will be In Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Mr. Young, an employee at Wil-hite Service Center, died Friday of cancer at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was married to Ruth Orr ' Young. He had six children, Melinda Woolls, Patricia Young, : Lenora Gaye Young, Thomas Floyd Young, Richard Clinton Young and Ronald Sterling ; Young, all of Brownsville. ; He had a brother, Gerald Young of Humboldt and a sister, : June Vinson of Romeoville, 111. For more Information, call the funeral home at 772-1515. J.B. Wallace, 76, foreman McKENZIE - Services for J.B. Wallace, 76, will be at 2 p.m. Sun- residents: Get tough on V. ' Vv:: The Associated Press Shannon George, from left, of Liberty pleads for tougher cime laws to Gov. Don Sundquist, Rep. Frank Buck, D-Dowellton, and Sen. Tommy Burks, D-Monterey, on Friday during a public hearing on crime in Smithville. Zammett, 18, of Warren County and John Allen Harry, 26. George said her son's killer was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison, but could be out in 25 years. "In 25 years, I can't go to the day at Brummitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carroll Memorial Gardens. Mr. Wallace, a foreman for Carroll County Electric, died Thursday of heart failure at Methodist Hospital of McKenzie. He was married to Dorothy Dinkins Wallace. He had a son, Ed Wallace of McKenzie. He had two half sisters, Joyce Scott and Shirley O'Daniel, both of Gleason. For more information, call the funeral home at 352-2222. Audrey Jean Acuff, 60, homemaker PARSONS - Services for Audrey Jean Acuff, 60, of the Jeanette community, will be at 3 p.m. today at Boyd-Parsons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Suttles Cemetery. Mrs. Acuff, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at her home. She was married to David Acuff. She had four children, Debra Butters of Wildersville, David Alan Acuff of Lexington, Timothy Acuff of Memphis and Carol Goff of Nashville. She had four brothers, Oscar B. Dhority and Kirt Dhority, both of Parsons, and Willie T. Dhority and Lewis Dhority, both of California, and seven sisters, Lois Earnhart of Holladay, Anna Ben-itz and Martha Sue Petree, both of Missouri, Yvonne Eaton, Molly Davis and Lucy Carol Swaby, all of Arkansas, and Patsy Curtis of Maryland. For more information, call the funeral home at 852-3150. James Ellis, 52, welder BUENA VISTA - Services for James Leslie Ellis, 52, will be at 2 p.m. today at Dilday Funeral Ilome. Burial will be in Sellers Hill Cemetery. Mr. Ellis, a retired welder for Temco Co., died Thursday of heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon. He was married to Ollie Mae Watts Ellis. He had three children, Melissa Kyle, James Michael Ellis and Leslie Frank Ellis, all of Buena Vista. He had a brother, Scotty Lynn Ellis and a sister, Linda Juanita Simmons of Hollow Rock. His mother is Oma Lee Ellis of Buena Vista. For more information, call the funeral home at 986-8281. Juanita Knolton, 82, licensed practical nurse Services for Juanita Lewis Knolton, 82, will be at 10 a.m. today at George A. Smith and Sons' Main Street Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Qlivet Cemetery in Carroll County. Mrs. Knolton, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Wednesday of heart failure at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was married to the late J.T. Knolton. She had two children, James Lewis Knolton of McKenzie and Robert Wayne Knolton of Oak Ridge. For more Information, call the funeral home at 427-5555. Annie Carden, 84, homemaker , Services for Annie Carden, 84, will be at 2 p.m. today at George A. Smith and Sons' South Chapel. Burial will be in Hampton Cemetery in Carroll County. Mrs. Carden, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Jackson-Madison County General i v.':F-' t 1 cemetery and pull my son out," she said. She called for legislators to include more relatives of crime victims on panejs that discuss crime and punishment. Hospital. She was married to Joe Carden. She had a son, Harold Carden of Holly Springs, Miss. For more information, call the funeral home at 423-2212. Rubene Austin Sweat, 71, homemaker SAVANNAH - Services for Rubene Austin Sweat, 71, will be at 1 p.m. today at Shackelford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Falcon Cemetery. Mrs. Sweat, a homemaker, died Thursday of combined organ failure at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was married to the late Melton Sweat. She had two stepchildren, Jerry Sweat and Joe Dan Sweat, both of Selmer. She had four sisters, Edna Austin, Mary Austin, Margie Austin and Dollie Austin, all of Savannah. For more information, call the funeral home at 925-4000. Opal M. Beaton BRUCETON - Opal M. Beaton died Friday at Methodist Hospital of McKenzie. Arrangements are incomplete. For more information, call Bruceton Funeral Home at 586-2512. Edna Warlick Ross, 87, homemaker HUMBOLDT - Services for Edna Warlick Ross, 87. will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday i J James Baptist Church. Burial w.!i be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Ross, a homemaker, died Thursday of respiratory arrest at Humboldt General Hospital. She had five children, Willette Frame of Humboldt, Robert Ross of Trenton, L.T. Ross of Jackson, Finn Ross Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and Rose Brown of Marietta, Fla. She had a brother, Charles Warlick of Union City. For more information, call Baskervillc Funeral Home at 784-1717. Mildred Barnett, 74 TRENTON - Mildred Barnett, 74, died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital's Specialty Unit Arrangements are incomplete. For more information, call Bask-erville Funeral Home at 784-1717. David Filmore Creasy TRENTON - David Filmore Creasy died Thursday in Dallas. Arrangements are incomplete. For more information, call Shel-ton Funeral Home at 855-1621. Naola Carter MILAN Naola Carter died Friday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Arrangements are Incomplete. For more information, call Bond Funeral Home at 686-7959. Lois Smith, 87, teacher GRAND JUNCTION - Services for Lois Smith, 87, will be at 2 p.m. today at Grand Junction First Baptist Church. Burial will be In Grand Junction Cemetery. Mrs. Smith, a retired teacher, died Thursday of a stroke at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was married to Marion Smith. She had five children, Marshall Smith and Earl Smith, both of Grand Junction, Emily Smith of Memphis, Dianne Hanna of Hornsby and Barbara 1 .... ' ": 1 ilBsili "We appreciate the fact that you remind us that murders aren't just something on television. It's haunting to hear the loss of a loved one," Sundquist said. "It breaks your heart to hear Sweeney of Huntsville, Ala. She had a brother, Joe East-ham of Bolivar and two sisters, Mildred Hudson and Virginia Bankston, both of Memphis. For more information, call Shackelford Funeral Home in Bolivar at 658-5277. Sandra Moak Sims, 46, teacher HICKORY VALLEY - Graveside services for Sandra Moak Sims, 46, will be at 11 a.m. today in West Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Sims, a teacher, died Thursday at Regional Medical Center in Memphis of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was married to Wesley Sims. She had three children, Emily Herring, Christopher Herring and Cliff Herring, all of Hickory Valley. She had a brother, Hubert L. Moak Jr. of Cordova. Her parents are Lester and Elizabeth Moak of Pocahontas. For more information, call Shackelford Funeral Home at 658-5277. Dollie New Swindle, 86, homemaker BELLS - Services for Dollie New Swindle, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Madison County. Mrs. Swindle, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was married to the late Johnny Roosevelt Swindle. She had seven children, Loretta Tull of Bells, Mildred Ann McKee of Crockett Mills, Opal J. Hopkins of Humboldt, Vera Jean King of Gadsden, Junior Swindle of Alamo, Thurman Neely Swindle of Houston and Helen L. Adams of Mabank, Texas. She had two brothers, Janie New of Arkansas and Arvie New of Alamo. For more information, call Bells Funeral Home at 663-2766. George Edward Swift, 54, factory employee LEXINGTON - Services for George Edward Swift, 54, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Berry Zion Cemetery near Jackson. Mr. Swift, an employee for Columbus McKinnon Corp., died Thursday of a stroke at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was married to Kathaleen Swill. He had three children, Brandon Swift of Lexington, Gregory Swift of Baton Rouge, La., and Sonia Bernard of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He had six brothers, Willie Vax Swift Jr., James Anderson, Danny Anderson and Maurice Anderson, all of Jackson, Mich., Donald Anderson of Oklahoma City and Eddie Anderson of Atlanta, and five sisters, Pauline Swiit of Jackson, Tenn., Alma Bowman of Gary, Ind., Francis Swift of Washington, D.C., Ann Oxford of Omaha, Neb., and Gloria Anderson of Jackson, Mich. His mother and stepmother are Georgia Mae Anderson of Jackson, Mich., and Katherine Swift of Jackson. For more Information, call Par-ham Mortuary at 968-5882, Gonzella Womack, 82, homemaker Services for Gonzella Womack, 82, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at crime the kinds of things that go on," he said. Sundquist said his crime package includes provisions to make the worst felons serve at least 85 percent of their sentences, "100 percent if they don't work and behave themselves." Sundquist drew loud, spontaneous applause when he declared, "I believe in capital punishment" The governor and the panel agreed on two points: Most crime is rooted in drug use. Punishment for crime should be swiit and sure. "We know drugs are a scourge on society. But we as a society tolerate more than anybody else in this world. This tolerance is about to put us under unless we say no," said Burks. "We won't have pushers if we don't have users." Wallace noted that critics of tough crime measures point out that keeping a felon in prison costs from $25,000 to $35,000 a year. Most crime is committed by repeat offenders, he said. "I submit to you that the cost of keeping them in prison is far less than keeping them out," he said. Blairs Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Womack, a homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She was married to the late Irby Ross Womack. She had seven children, Minnie C. Womack and Otha Womack, both of Jackson, Linda Sue Womack and Frazell Womack, both of Louisville, Ky., Otis Womack of Savannah, Ga., William Womack and Floyd Womack, both of Gary, Ind. She had a sister, Alberta Comer of Jackson. For more information, call Mercer Brothers Funeral Home at 423-4922. Howard Lee Boling, 88, retired farmer MORRIS CHAPEL - Services for Howard Lee Boling, 88, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Morris Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Boling, a retired farmer, died Friday of heart disease at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. He was married to the late Euna Mae Orr Boling. He had two sisters, Mildred Bridges and Mable McDonald, both of Center-ville. For more information, call Shackelford Funeral Home at 925-4000. Emerson Heathcott, 76, factory employee DRESDEN - Services for Emerson E. Heathcott, 76, formerly of Dresden, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bowlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Mr. Heathcott, a retired factory employee, died Tuesday of cancer in Chicago. He lived in Chicago. He was married to Margaret Doran Heathcott He had two children, Carolyn Friederichs of fIO ANNOUNCEMENT Information supplied by West 'Tennessee Funeral Directors Mrs. Eddie Mae Hundley Taylor Services for Mrs. Eddie Mae Hundley Taylor, 92, will be Sunday at 2pm in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Tom-lin officiating. Burial will follow In the Maple Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died Friday morning at the Forest Cove Nursing Center. Mrs. Taylor was born and raised In Madison County, the daughter of Beniamin N. and Ella Turner Hundley. She was a former teacher In the Madison County School System. Mrs. Taylor moved to Texas In her early 20's and retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company where she worked in sales. She returned to Jackson in 1969 to make her home. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a former Eastern Star member. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, Manley S. Taylor, who died In 1951. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 12:00 until the time of services. Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home 424-2424 Robbery foiled at closed institution D Robber apparently ; had not kept up with business closings in the area. - The Associated Press COLUMBIA - A robbery attempt at First Citizens Bank was foiled, but don't credit the police. The bank closed in August, and apparently no one told the gunman who burst in Tuesday dressed in black with a white hood. "He walked in here and said 'Give me your money,' and I laughed," said Lea Abies, who worked at the insurance agency office where the bank once was. "I didn't think he was serious at first "He then sort of looked funny and asked, 'This ain't a bank anymore?'" The gunman started to leave and then decided to hold up two office workers instead. Police said $127 was taken and that the robber remains at large. Rockford, 111., and Ronald Heathcott of Chicago. He had a sister, Eurelia Gilliam of Columbia. For more information, call the funeral home at 364-3101. Bruce Acor, 61, Heco employee MAURY CITY - Services for Bruce Acor, 61, will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Halls Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cairo Cemetery near Alamo. Mr. Acor, a retired employee from Heco of Dyersburg, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was married to Shelia Lovelace Acor. He had two children, Rose Acor and B.J. Acor, both of Maury City. His mother is Ruth Upton of Friendship. For more information, call the funeral home at 836-7111. Brenda M. Sizemore, 45, registered nurse MORRIS CHAPEL - Services for Brenda Lee McDowell Size-more, 45, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Shackelford Funeral Home in Savannah. Mrs. Sizemore, a registered nurse, died Thursday of a heart attack at Hardin County General Hospital. She was married to Jerry Size-more. She had two children, Kelley Nutt and Christy Mc-Cracken, both of Memphis; and four stepchildren, Teri Sizemore, Sheri Sizemore, April Sizemore and Dustin Sizemore, all of Morris Chapel. She had five brothers, Pete McDowell of Bartlett, Glenn McDowell of Senatobia, Miss., Lester Holmes of Southaven, Miss., and Paul Blais of Richmond, Va. For more information, call the funeral home at 925-4000. Mrs. Velma B. Glenn Services for Mrs. Velma B. Glenn, 68, were Friday at 2p.m. in the Chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with the Rev. Calvin Moore officiating. Burial followed In the Maple Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Glenn died Wednesday night at her home. Mrs. Glenn, a homemaker, was born and raised in Madison County and was a member of the East Union Baptist Church. Survivors Include her husband, James Ben Glenn of Jackson; one son, Ronnie Glenn of Jackson; one daughter, Rita Corey of Columbus, MS.; two sisters, Rachel Pipkin of Jackson and Pauline Butler of Mifflin; two brothers, Travis Elder of Lexington and Thomas Elder of Macon, GA.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Glenn was preceded in death bv one sister, Mrs. Hazel Haynes and one brother, Roy Junior Elder. Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home 424-2424 Death Notice Policy: The Jackson Sun provides free death notices for families in our area. However, those desiring more than basic Information provided in the death notice may purchase a paid obituary through their funeral home or the classified advertisement department of The Sun.

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