Jennifer Jo Reed Sexton,
age 74, departed this life at
Oneida Nursing Home of
Oneida on June 12, 2023
following a long illness.
A native of New River,
Jennifer was the daughter
of Clyde Reed and Joyce
Voiles Reed. She was born
in New River on November
13, 1948. Her grandparents
were Reason and Frankie
Ross Voiles, and Kwood and Flora Newport Reed, all of
New River. She was a graduate of Huntsville High School
and a graduate of University of Tennessee. She was a
Christian and a member of the Helenwood Baptist Church.
Jenny spent her early adult years teaching mathematics at
Clinton Middle School and her later years as a professor
of mathematics at the University of the Cumberlands in
Williamsburg, Kentucky. She was known for her ability to
make difficult math concepts understandable. Her hobbies
included calligraphy, genealogy, and reading. She enjoyed
old-fashioned letter-writing and sending cards to family
and friends. She was an animal lover and provided a home
for many cats over the years. Her world revolved around
her best friend and husband, Burton, and his passing in
2015 was a loss from which she never recovered.
She leaves behind one brother, Craig Reed and wife, Carol
of Helenwood, and one nephew, Justin W. Reed and wife,
Jennifer and Jen’s daughter, Maddie of Knoxville and
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 14,
2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the J.W. Sexton Cemetery with
Bro. John Tate officiating. Pallbearers will be family and
friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to For the Love of
Paws of Scott County would be appreciated.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to be
serving the family of Jennifer Jo Reed Sexton.
Gary Jr. Terry, age 59 of
Rugby, TN, passed away on
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at
his home. Born December
5, 1963, in Covington, KY,
he was the son of Shirley
Sexton Terry and the late
Estel J. Terry. Gary was of
the Christian Faith, and a
Veteran of the United States
In addition to his father, he
was preceded in death by his grandparents: Lonnie Bee
and Marie Butler Terry, and Freeman and Dora Shannon
In addition to his mother, Shirley Sexton Terry, he was
survived by his wife: Tiffany Terry; children: Andrea
Terry, Gary Mitchell Terry (Jeanie), Kellie Lowe (Austin),
and Wesley King; grandchildren: Grace, Landon, Jacob,
Aria, Cooper, Harper, Clayton, Hadleigh, and Cohen; great
grandchild: Emerson; siblings: David Terry (Tanja), Rick
Terry (Trina), and Angel Sexton (Shane); as well as many
other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Terry family on Thursday, June
15, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at
12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home
with Bro. Rick Terry officiating.
Committal service will follow in the Baptist Memorial
Cemetery in Robbins. Pallbearers will be: David Terry,
Rick Terry, Shane Sexton, Gary Mitchell Terry, Wesley
King and Austin Lowe. Honorary Pallbearers will be:
Austin Sexton, Dusty Sexton, Rob Hughett, Rick Lowe,
Davin Terry and Andre Terry.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Gary
Jerry Carson, age 64 of
Helenwood, TN passed
away on Saturday, June 10,
2023, at his home. Born on
August 17, 1958, in Oneida,
TN, Jerry was the son of
the late Charles and Susie
Marcum Carson. He was a
member of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his father,
Jerry was preceded in death
by his twin sons: Brian Wayne and Christopher Aaron
In addition to his mother, Jerry is survived by his wife:
Melinda “Babe” Carson; daughter: Cristy Sue “George”
Carson; stepson: Tracy and Eric Lawson; sister: Jennie
Carson Phillips; brother: “Bigfoot” Mike Carson; special
friends: Jimmy Lawhorn, Carl Massey, and Jeff Sims
Friends may visit with the Carson family on Thursday,
June 15, 2023, from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service
at 5 pm in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home
with Jimmy Lawhorn officiating.
Committal service will follow in the Cecil Cemetery in
Helenwood, TN. Pallbearers will be: Tracy Lawson, Eric
Lawson, Carl Massey, Floyd Phillips, Jeff Sims, and Mike
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Jerry
Edith Arlenia (Phillips)
Stephens, age 95, of the
Niggs Creek Community
of Oneida, TN, went to be
with the Lord on June 10,
2023. Born in Scott County,
TN, she was the daughter
of Rev. General Calvin
and Flora Thomas Phillips.
Edith was saved and joined
Hazel Valley Church in
August of 1943. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Oneida, TN.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her loving husband of over 50 years: Robert Stephens, Jr.;
sisters: Gertie (Phillips) Stephens and husband Rannie;
Lenora (Phillips) Foster and husband Glen; brothers:
Palm T. Phillips and wife Carol, and Arthur Phillips and
wife Pearl; mother and father-in-law: Elizabeth and
Robert Stephens, Sr.; sisters-in-law: Flora Stephens and
husband Jennings, Beulah Vanlandingham and husband
Art; Diane Stephens, and Judy Stephens; brothers-inlaw:
Elmon Stephens and wife Kathleen, Paul Stephens
and wife Orpha, and Paul Waldroup; special great niece:
Edith is survived by one daughter: Loretta Kaye (Stephens)
Sexton and husband Brian; three grandchildren:
Brianne (Sexton) Upchurch and husband Jared; Lauren
(Sexton) Hamby and husband Jeremy; Trevor Sexton and
wife Michelle; seven great grandchildren that she cherished:
Keithan, Abram and Evalea Upchurch; Elizabeth
and Olivia Hamby; Liam Sexton and baby girl Sexton
arriving soon; sister-in-law: Myrtle (Stephens) Waldroup;
brothers-in-law: Carl Stephens and wife Imogene, Herbert
Stephens and wife Janet, Lloyd Stephens and wife Martha,
Joe Stephens and wife Jackie, Frank Stephens and wife
Betty, and Clyde Stephens. She also leaves many special
nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Stephens family on Wednesday,
June 14, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service
at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home
with Bro. Kevin Terry officiating. Music will be provided
by: Brianne Upchurch.Committal service will follow in
the Hazel Valley Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be:
Jared Upchurch, Keithan Upchurch, Jeremy Hamby, Trevor
Sexton, Pete Jeffers, and Nathan Halstead. Honorary
Pallbearers will be: Wayne Chitwood, Allen Keeton, Liam
Sexton, Abram Upchurch and Ryan Byrge.
West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Edith
Arlenia (Phillips) Stephens.
Anthony Alan (Tony)
Burress, age 56, of Oneida,
TN, passed away Sunday,
June 11, 2023, at CHI
Memorial Hospital. Born
September 15, 1966, in Akron,
OH, he was the son of
the late William Blaine and
Ona Cross Burress. Tony
was of the Church of God
faith and loved God with all
of his heart.
In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by
his brothers: J. K. Burress, and Mark Burress; sisters:
Virginia ‘Opal’ White, and Linda Carano.
He is survived by his brothers: Dewey Burress and wife
Alice of IL, William ‘Ike’ Burress and wife Sandy of TN,
Gene Burress and wife Dorothy of GA, Paul Burress and
wife Marlene of GA, and Gerald Burress of TN; sisters:
Lee Short of OH, Sue Yoder and husband Jim of OH, Sharon
Green of MS, Lynn Burress of MI, Euginia Burress of
TN, and Geraldine Brewster of GA; many nieces, nephews,
great nieces and nephews, and other family members
Friends may visit with the Burress family on Friday, June
16, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at
6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home
with Bro. Joe West officiating.
Committal service will follow in the Hazel Valley Memorial
Cemetery in Oneida, TN.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to: the Tony
Burress Memorial Fund, c/o Jones & Son Funeral Home,
20059 Alberta St., Oneida, TN 37841.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of
Anthony Alan (Tony) Burress.
“C.J.” Posey age 95 departed
this life on Wednesday
June 14, 2023 at his
home in the Pine Hill Community.
He was a member
of the Mt. Zion Baptist
Church. He was born January
18, 1928 to the late Joe
and Flonnie Posey Laxton.
He was preceded in death
by two Brothers Leland Posey and Paul Posey and one
infant sister Reba Posey. His Father –in-Law and Mother-
in-Law Rev. Emmett Hughett and Flora Byrd Hughett
Bell. Two Brother-in-Laws Roy Hughett and wife Rema,
Autrie Hughett and wife Imogene. Two Sister-in-Laws
Littie Posey and husband Leon and Ethel Byrd and husband
Courtland is survived by his wife of 72 years Etta Lee
Hughett Posey. Two sons Norvan Jennings Posey and wife
Theresa of Helenwood, TN, and mother of his children,
Patricia (Pat), Clark Ewell Posey and wife Leila Fay of
Oneida, Tn. Two Grandsons: Wade Posey and wife Gwendolyn
of Oklahoma, Darrin Posey and wife Allyson of
South Carolina, One-step Grandson, Timothy Richardson
of Ohio. Three Great Grandchildren: Alexander, Dylan
and Emory. Six Step-Great Grandchildren Cody, Robert,
Anthony, Mariella, Kathryn, and Adelina. Two Sisterin-
Laws Alma Posey of Dayton, Ohio and Phyllis Posey
of Cincinnati, Ohio. Four Nieces: Debbie Shade, Sheila
Crum, Donna Posey, and Henrietta Mineer and one Nephew
Mike Posey. Two special friends Norma Jean Brown
and Janet Sue King and many other relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the Posey family on Monday, June
19, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral services to
begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Four Oaks Funeral
Home of Oneida with Bro. Jacob Lay and Bro. David
Walker officiating. Music being provided by the Singing
Pallbearers will be Oza Terry, Darrin Posey, Wade Posey,
Mike Posey, Martin Shoemaker, Brom Shoemaker, James
Posey Jr, and Jonathan Posey. Honorary Pallbearers: Troy
Posey and Rick Jeffers
Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 11:00
a.m. at the Owens-Posey Cemetery at Stanley Creek.
Due to mothers allergies please make a donation to Quality
Hospice Care in place of flowers. But, anything you
would want to do will be appreciated by the family.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida is Honored to be serving
the family of Courtland Jennings “C.J.” Posey.
Jerry Pike age 71, departed
this life on Monday, June
19, 2023, with his family
by his side. He was born on
December 2, 1951. He was
the son of late Lonnie &
Frankie Cotton Pike. Jerry
was born again Christian
and attended Tunnel Hill
Baptist Church & Pentecost
Jerry was preceded in death
by his wife: Shirley Pike
He was survived by his daughters: Lesley Strunk &
husband Heath, & Angel Michelle Pike; Grandchildren:
Dalton Newport and wife Katlynn, Austin Davis, Dallan
Phillips and wife Macey, Jaleigh Strunk, & Brylee Strunk;
Great Grandchildren: Kolt Potter, Brennan Smith, & Gus
Terry; Brothers: Gerald Pike & wife Susie, and Gary Pike
& wife Kay; Special friend: Ann Goodman, & Katelyn
Goodman; many other relatives and friends.
Friends may visit with the Pike family on Thursday, June
22, 2023, from 5:00 pm until time of funeral services to
begin at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Four Oaks Funeral
Home of Oneida with Bro. Billy Lowe officiating, music
will be provided by family & friends. Graveside service
will be on Friday Morning June 23, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in
the Pike-Cotton Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Pike, Todd Pike, Logan Pike,
Heath Strunk, Jerry Burchfield, & Paul Gibson; Honorary:
Gerald Pike, Dallan Phillips, Austin Davis, Roger Baldwin,
& Mark Fry.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida is honored to be serving
the family of Jerry Pike.
Ruby Jean Wilder Martin
age 80, departed this life
on Wednesday, June 14,
2023. She was born on
October 28, 1942. She
was the daughter of the
late Estel Wilder & Ruth
Pauline Tackett. She was a
member of the First Baptist
Church of Oneida. She
was a garden designer with
a certification in master
gardening. Most of all, she loved spending time with her
grandchildren whom she dearly loved.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Macarthur
Martin; Brother: Estel Wilder Jr.
She is survived by her children: Rebecca & Greg Worsham
Grandchildren: Isaac & Erin, Evan, Angel, & Amy Grace;
Jordan & Ryan Black, Taylor Schlotman, Alyssa Schlotman;
Cory & Caitlin Bankemper, Emily & Cory Gillium,
& Ellen Bankemper; Hannah, Samantha, Michael, &
Abby; Miles & Eva, Chris & Marlo Martin; Kenny &
Allison, & Whitney & Will;
Great-Grandchildren: Jane & Simon, Carolynne & Tim
Schlotman; Jonah, Elaina, & Lincoln, Camy & Mike
Bankemper; Jack & Ina Kate, Stan & Toni Martin; Paisley
Sisters: Barbara Rodriguez, Beverly Montoure, Patricia
Wilder, & Cindy Wilder
And many other family members & friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday,
June 19, 2023, from 10:00 am until time of funeral service
to begin at 12 noon at First Baptist Church of Oneida with
Bro. Sean Lee officiating. Music will be provided by the
First Baptist Church Choir & Allan Martin. Burial will
follow in the Fairview Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers: Paul Young, Greg Worsham, Mike Bankemper,
Tim Schlotman, Cory Bankemper, & Michael Martin,
Barry Martin & Stan Martin.
In Lieu of flowers please send donations to:
Morgan County Mutts
P.O. Box 127
Sunbright, TN 37872
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida is honored to be serving
the family of Ruby Jean Wilder Martin.
R.H. Webb, age 82 of
Oneida, TN, passed away at
his home on Thursday, June
15, 2023, with his family
by his side. Born in Scott
County, TN on June 16,
1940, he was the son of the
late Crusoe and Alta Smith
Webb. He was a member
of the Pine Creek Baptist
R. H. was a very
hard-working man who
enjoyed to work. He grew up and worked on his family’s
dairy farm. R. H. wore many hats, including logger, truck
driver and owner, and diesel mechanic, but farming was
In addition to his parents, R.H. was preceded in death by
his loving wife of 57 years: Mary Anne Southern Webb;
brother: Paul T. Webb; special cousins: Etta Jane Webb
Price and Ella Mae Webb VanFleet.
R. H. is survived by his two sons: Rocky Webb (Debbie
Jo), and Martin Webb (Vickie); one daughter: Lisa Day
(Larry); two grandsons: Coty Webb (Casey), and Ryan
Day; two great grandchildren: Allie and Noah Webb; one
brother: David Webb; special cousins: Mary Lou Clark
and Lynna Ruth Standridge; several nieces, nephews,
other family members, and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tabi
Smith for her friendship; Quality Hospice and Brenda
Smith, Quality Home Health, and Grace Primary Care for
the professional care that was shown to our dad.
Friends may visit with the Webb family on Monday, June
19, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at
8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home
with Bro. Keith Marcum officiating.
Committal service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023,
at 11:00 a.m. in the Smith-Forbis Cemetery.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of R.H.