Obituaries – February 8, 2024

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David Maness – Nov. 13, 1933 – Jan. 30, 2024

David Vance Maness, 90, passed away Jan. 30, 2024 in the home he shared with his daughter.
Memorial services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Rev. Jimmy Breedlove officiating.
The family received friends at Crook Avenue from noon until 2 p.m. service time Saturday.
He was born Nov. 13, 1933 in McNairy County in the small community of Masseyville. He was the son of the late Jess Willard and Eula Virginia Crouse Maness. He attended Chester County schools during his childhood and adolescent years.
After school, he served in both the Tennessee National Guard and active duty United States Army. During his time in service to our country, he served in the Korean War and spent time in various countries all over the world.
While in service, he was married to Rosamond Armour and together they had two daughters, Debra and Elaine. While their marriage was but a chapter of his life, their daughters remained very loved by both of their parents.
 After his time in the military, he went on to work at Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral Space Center at the time) in Florida working with sound and telephone systems for the Kennedy administration. He went on to become a police officer in Jackson and then began working with AT&T’s (BellSouth at the time) installation and repair team in 1985.
 In 1977, he married Melba Gynell Wester, and they made their home in Port St. Joe, Fla. In their nearly 40 years of marriage, they continually showed future generations what showing patience, having fun, and showing kindness in marriage looked like. He patiently cared for Melba, whom he lovingly referred to as “Nell,” after a series of strokes before her death in November of 2014.
He was a talented and active man until his last years of life. He loved fishing in the many lakes and ponds in Florida and spent many hours deer hunting in Tennessee. He lovingly passed on his skills by teaching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to fish and hunt as well. He was also an avid Atlanta Braves fan and never missed watching a ball game. He lived his life in such a way that every member of his large family has very fond memories of time spent with him. He will be greatly missed. 
He is survived by his daughter, Debra “Debby” Faulkner; six grandchildren, Shelby (Aaron) Avery, David (Jennifer) Perry, Christopher Carr, Timothy Brian Perry, John (Marie) Faulkner, Jr. and Sabrina (Tommy) Vickers; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Raywood (Jean) Maness, Harrell (Terri) Maness, Robert Maness and Danny (Loretta) Maness; and three sisters, Shirley (Bobby) Swallow, Susie (Danny) Smith and Betty Ann Graves (Dennis).
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jess Willard and Eula Maness; his wife, Melba Maness; his daughter, Elaine Wilson; two great grandchildren, Lexy Perry and Amber Vickers; and four of his siblings, Bill Maness, Larry Maness, Johnny Maness and Inetha Robison.

James Stewart – June 4, 1961 – Jan. 31, 2024

James Todd Stewart, 62, of Henderson, passed away on Jan. 31, 2023, at his home.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude at donors@stjude.org or A New Beginning Church 938 Sol Colston Road Finger, TN 38334: Text the word GIVE to 855-647-3077
He was born June 4, 1961, to the late James Donald Stewart and Eva Ruth (Pierce) Warren. He was the grandson of the late Lee and Clara Sue Stewart, and Millard and Maxine Pierce. He graduated from Chester County High School.
He worked with the Chester County EMS and was a truck driver and crane operator. He met the love of his life, Brenda Kay Neisler; they remained married for 32 years. He was a loving father to two sons, Brian and Tommy Hannah. He enjoyed travel, baseball, yard sales, shopping, flea markets and every kind of barbeque.
He is survived by his mother, Eva Ruth (Donny) Warren of Clifton; two sons, Tommy Hannah of Jackson and Brian (Melody) Hannah of Henderson; seven siblings, Don (Therese) Shelby of Henderson, Lee Ann (Chuck) Austin of Henderson, Russell (Espie) Droke of Bartlett, Shaun (Gindy) Shelby of Clifton, Rob Stewart of Georgetown, Ind., Christy (Vic) Stewart Crecelius of New Salisbury, Ind., and Eric (Alicia) Stewart of New Albany, Ind.; six grandchildren, Frank Butler, Chasity Butler, Tristen Butler, Brenlee Hannah, Austin Hannah and Kaysyn Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Bentley Butler and Braxton Flat.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Stewart; wife, Brenda Stewart; and granddaughter, Alyssa Butler.

RANDY WILLIS – Aug. 30, 1961 – Jan. 27, 2024

Randy Lee Willis, 62, of Henderson passed away January 27, 2024, at his home.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Chaplain John Haines officiating.
The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Monday.
He was born Aug. 30, 1961, in Prairie du Sac, Wis., the son of the late Bert and Lucille Luetscher Willis.
He had been a special young man all his life. He came to live with Glen and Gator Willis Jones in 2016.
He is survived by six brothers, Walter Willis of Henderson, Carl Willis of Bolivar, Greg Willis of Arkansas, Jason Willis and Larry Willis both of Georgia and Jeff Willis of Henderson; and two sisters, Shirley Willis of West Virginia, and Glenna Hays of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bernard Neff, Ray Willis and David Willis.

Doris Hughes – Dec. 17, 1935 – Jan. 27, 2024

Doris Hughes, 88, of Bartlett, passed away on Jan. 27, 2024. Services were held graveside at Cave Springs Baptist Church in Henderson at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Flowers may be sent to Shackelford Funeral Home in Henderson.
She was born Dec. 17, 1935 to Chester Odie Whitman and Lela Alma Whitman nee Brooks. She was born at the family home in Chester County. She was one of seven children, preceded in death by brothers Dewayne, Eugene, Bill, and Larry and survived by sisters Linda Gilchrist and Barbara Pope Johnston.
She grew up in the hills of rural West Tennessee, picking more cotton than all of her siblings (except when Billy cheated by adding stalks to his bag) and walking three miles to school in all weather. She was only in trouble once— for hitting a girl who made fun of another classmate who had a hole in her dress.
On Dec. 23, 1953, she married the most handsome boy from Maury City High School, the late James Allison Hughes, who borrowed the $20 they needed for the ceremony. Not long after, James joined the army and the two moved to New Mexico where they enjoyed visiting “Old Mexico” and made lifelong friends during James’s service.
After returning home to Tennessee, they settled in Memphis and eventually Bartlett. She gave birth to their son Randy Hughes in 1957 and worked in administration for Sears for 28 years. She was a devoted mother, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her only regret was never attending nursing school, but even without training, she went on to be an unparalleled caregiver. The “great family home” that she and James built in 1968, to her great pride, served as a place of gathering, love, and convalescence for her entire family.
Her fierce devotion to her loved ones grew with the addition of her grandsons Bucky and Wesley and eventually her great-grandson Jaden who replaced a disheartened Wesley as his granny’s iPhone background. When the boys were young, she would commute to work from Henderson to Olive Branch, Miss., weekly to care for and spend time with her son and grandsons.
She lived a life of service to her career, family, friends, and church. Her loss leaves a deep wound and is gravely felt by all those whose lives she touched. The family appreciates your support during this challenging time.

E. O. Joyner – Oct. 25, 1944 – Jan. 29, 2024

E. O. Joyner, 79 Years, 3 Months, 4 Days, departed this life on Jan. 29, 2024 in Finger. Services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 1, at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer. Burial followed in the Finger Cemetery. Shackelford Funeral Directors is honored to serve the family.
He was born Oct. 25, 1944 in Finger, the son of the late Oscar Joyner and Lueela Williams Joyner.
He was united in marriage to Lynda Ann on Jan. 16, 1963. Mrs. Joyner preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2022.
He began working at Brown Shoe Company before eventually finding his true passion in the upholstery business. He worked for Baker’s upholstery in Jackson and then started his own company, Joyner’s Upholstery, were he skillfully worked on enhancing the interiors of classic cars as well as providing adept furniture coverings.
 He was a member of Finger Church of Christ, Finger coon club and the Finger Election Committee. He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting, squirrel hunting and taking care of his cows. He loved helping children and giving candy to the kids. He loved classic cars and enjoyed working on them. He loved driving his convertible around town. Above all, he loved his family.
 He is survived by a son, Ernest Steven (companion Lisa King) Joyner; a daughter, Kristen Michelle (companion Tony Dunaway) Joyner, all of Finger; three grandchildren, Caleb Ernest Joyner, Dalton Connor and Gage Connor; a brother, Paul Joyner of Jackson; sister-in-law, Violet Joyner; and nieces and nephews, Jeffery Joyner, Will Joyner, Tyler Joyner, Joy Joyner, Tony Joyner and Dorothy Johnson.
 He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and three brothers, J. L. Joyner, Jackie Joyner and Charles Joyner.

JEAN CLEEK – Dec. 25, 1942 – Feb. 1, 2024

Royce Jean Cleek, 81, of Henderson passed away Feb. 1, 2024, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main with Bro. Ken Frye officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Springs Cemetery. The family received friends at East Main from 5-8 p.m. on Monday. He was born Dec. 25, 1942.

BUTCH MELTON – Dec. 1, 1961 – Jan. 4, 2024

Billy Dalton Melton, 62, of Henderson passed away Jan. 4, 2024 at his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1961 in Jackson. There will be no services.

LISA FEATHERS – Aug. 5, 1957 – Feb. 2, 2024

Lisa Rosa Reece Feathers, 66, of Henderson passed away Feb. 2, 2024, at her home. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Bro. Clint Burkhead officiating. Burial followed at Chester County Memory Gardens. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-7 p.m. on Monday. She was born Aug. 5, 1957.  

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