Obituaries Published in December 15th Editon

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Robert C. "Bobby" Duncan, 88, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, KY. He was the son of Walter Duncan and Orlena Byrge Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Winfield and owned and operated Duncan's General Store in Strunk, KY for over 70 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara Taylor Duncan, step-daughter Nona Ball and her husband Roger, and step-son-in-law Darrel Taylor.
Survivors include his second wife, Geneva Duncan of Oneida; son, Robert M. Duncan and wife Joanne of Inez, KY; daughter, Linda Duncan Crutchfield of Oneida; grandson, Robert M. Duncan, Jr. and wife Valerie of Lexington, KY; two great-granddaughters, Taylor Ann and Olivia Rae Duncan of Lexington, KY. four step-sons, Gary Baird and wife Anna of Williamsburg, KY, Gordon Baird and wife Regina, Larry Baird and wife Pansy, and Wade Baird and wife Theresa, all of Strunk, KY; step-daughter, Connie Taylor of Nancy, KY; 14 step-grandchildren; 23 step-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 9 in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 10 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Kazee and bro. Gary Campbell officiating. Music was provided by Luther and Rena Pennington, Gary Campbell, Meagan Cowan and Robin Duncan.
Interment followed in the Duncan Family Cemetery in Winfield.
Pallbearers were his nephews and other family members.
In lieu-of-flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to: The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, c/o Sandra Stewart, P. O. Box 65, Winfield, TN 37892.
You may sign the online guest book at
Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Fred "Freddie" Phillips, 79, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was the son of the late James F. Phillips and Flora Parsons Phillips High.
Freddie was married to the late Mary Martha Storey Phillips on February 26, 1960. Freddie was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, he accepted the Lord as his Savior in the 1970's. He belonged to the Eastern Star and the Robbins Masonic Lodge. He served in the Army's 427th Med Corp in Germany from 1960 to 1962. He received the Good Conduct Medal. Freddie also worked at the Scott County Hospital for more than 34 years, and volunteered for 11 years. He made his co-workers and patients smile each and every day.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Martha Storey Phillips; sister: Eunia Hutson and husband Monroe Hutson.
Survivors include his daughter, Stacie Phillips; special nephew: Floyd Hutson and wife Sue; nephew: Richard Hutson and wife Lois; four sisters-in-law: Delma Jones, Pearl Kidd, Rita Storey and Emma Storey; two brothers-in-law: Sam Storey and wife Donna, Ples and wife Wanda; along with special friends: Kim and Tim Lay and David Byrd; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 10 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with bro. Billy Lowe and bro. Michael Ray Jeffers officiating. Music was provided by the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church Choir and Jodie Jeffers.
Burial followed in the Reed Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Michael Stephens, Kodi Stephens, Jonathan Cotton, Chase Lay, Tony Jeffers and Gary Boshears.
You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.


Jimmie Sue Stanley Lewis, 46, of Oneida, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Margaret Phillips Stanley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters: Shirley Stanley, Patsy Stanley and Donna Chambers; brother: Joe Stanley; brother-in-law: J. C. Merrick; nephew: Jeremy Chambers; and sister-in-law: Brenda Stanley.
Survivors include her husband: Ronnie Lewis; children: Katie Lewis, Chauncey Stanley and fiancée Shae King, Rusty West and wife Reva, Ryan Lewis and Wendy Lewis; grandchildren: Jalynn West, Takiyah Lewis, Trayvon Baird, and Kendyn Stanley; sisters: Cora Marlow and husband Ray, Joy Newport and Rita Merrick; brothers: Tommy Stanley, Robert (Spizz) Stanley; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service were held Wednesday, December 14 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with bro. Dwight Stanley and bro. Doug Stanley officiating. Music was presented by Lana and Doug Stanley.
Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Gerard Newport, Tommy Stanley, Rusty West, Robert Stanley, Christian Stanley and Ray Marlow.
You may sign the online guest book at
Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Flonnie Smith Webb Stephens, 107, of Oneida, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her home.
Flonnie Smith Webb Stephens was born in a log cabin on a cold and snowy day, January 22, 1909. She was preceded in death by husbands Esau Webb and Eddie Stephens; parents Richard and Mary Etta Smith, sisters Cassie and Zona Smith, Alta Webb, and Cornelia Rosser; brother Ralph Espy Smith; granddaughter Marijke Van Fleet-Silvent; nephew Paul Webb, son-in-law Larry Clark.
She leaves four grieving daughters (Mary Lou Clark, Etta Jane Price, Ella Maye Van Fleet, Lynna Ruth Standridge) and seven grandchildren (Tony, Greg, and Brian Clark; Adam and Aaron Standridge; Dirk Van Fleet; and Darla Price). She also leaves 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, nephews R.H. and David Webb and Ralph Espy Smith, and sister-in-law Rebecca Dupree Smith.
Flonnie Smith graduated as Valedictorian of her Oneida High School Class of 1929 and worked for the telephone company until 1935. On another cold and snowy day, December 25, 1935, she married Esau Webb, a Deacon at the Pine Creek Baptist Church. The couple became pillars of the church and the community. With their brother and sister, Crusoe and Alta Smith Webb, they operated the Webb Dairy Farms. Esau drowned at Big South Fork while on a family picnic May 29, 1955.
With grace and hard work, Flonnie supported her daughters by working on the dairy farm, doing laundry and housework for others, and sometimes teaching school. Seventeen years later she married Edward Stephens on a sunny Sunday in November 1972. Pappaw Eddie died in July 1990, leaving Flonnie and her girls alone once again.
When Flonnie was born, diphtheria was common, travel was by horse and wagon, women could not vote, and stamps cost two cents. She has lived through 18 Presidents (#27-Taft to #44-Obama) and voted recently for a 19th president. She has prayed for soldiers and their families in over 100 years of war: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, etc.
In her first 50 years, she lived through such milestones as the invention of plastic and the discovery of whooping cough, polio, and measles vaccines; penicillin, insulin, and vitamins. Also, developments such as automobiles, elevators, helicopters, airplanes, rockets, rotary dial phones, radar, lasers, Tasers, missiles, neon lights, air conditioning, refrigerators, frozen foods, toasters, microwave ovens, washing machines, traffic lights, BW-TV, color-TV, radio, Spam, decaf coffee, margarine, Kool-Aid, freeze-dried foods, transistors, ball-point pens, Teflon, nylon, rayon, polyester, "Scotch" tape, antifreeze, aerosol cans, FM-radio, electric wiring of homes, digital cameras, fiberoptics, Xerox copying, computers, color-TV, oral contraceptives, computers, Internet, AIDS, CT scans, ECGs, EKGs, MRIs, organ transplants, cell phones, and flights to outer space.
Flonnie was admired by hundreds of area residents for her strength and courage. She taught herself to drive at age 55, then drove her car and tended her large yard, vegetable and flower gardens until age 104. "Working hard,' she said, "is why I am so blessed with good health."
She lived a humble life with grace, honesty, kindness, and compassion. To know her was to love her - "the sweetest woman I think we'll ever know."
You may sign the online guest book at
West-Murley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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