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Barbara H. Tschantz 1936-2021

NORTH LIMA — Barbara H. Tschantz, 85, formerly of Louisville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. She was born May 25, 1936, in Youngstown, to the late, Stanley and Hattie Schenck Clingerman. Barbara retired in 1991 from Youngstown City Schools, where she had taught for 31 years. She was a...
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Willie D. Champ

Willie D. Champ, 77, of Magnolia passed away Friday, September 3, 2021, at his residence. Willie D. Champ was the first-born child to the late Willie D. Sr. and Dorsey M. Champ on July 4, 1944, in Lincoln Parish, LA. Surely his birth date was indicative of the life he lived, full of celebrations, joy, and independence. Willie was a lover of life with a keen sense of humor, and he will always be remembered for the immeasurable strength he displayed until the very end.
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Dossie Dell Henderson

Mrs. Dossie Dell (Reed) Henderson was born on June 20, 1941, to the late Lize and Annie Reed in Haynesville, Louisiana. She departed this life on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center in Magnolia. Dossie was raised in Magnolia and attended Walker Public School. She married the...
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Recent Obituaries: Ricarda ‘Rickie’ Mosser

Ricarda ‘Rickie’ Mosser, 62, of Lovington, passed away at 11;37 a.m. Monday, September 6, 2021 at her home. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 10th at the Greenhill Cemetery with Pastor Rodney Houser officiating. Memorials are suggested to Friendship Hill, Lovington. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Update: Sequatchie Co. EMA director dies after COVID-19 fight

DUNLAP, Tenn. — UPDATE (September 17th):. A major police escort took Director Smith to his final resting place at the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Friday. On September 13 at 5:30 PM CST, the Dunlap Fire Department will meet at Standefer-Reed Funeral Home and travel to Reed Funeral Home in Whitwell, to escort Director Smith back to Dunlap.

Ardell Rankin

Ardell Rankin was born on November 11, 1955, in Taylor, Arkansas, to A.D. Anderson and Leatha Anderson. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, he answered God’s call to come home and rest eternally. His formal education ended with the receipt of a GED while attending Job Corps. He united in holy...

Nettie Harris Banks

For Nettie, being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, entrepreneur, friend, aunt, matriarch, mentor, neighbor, counselor, confidante, and servant were all honorable callings. Moreover, she was a part of the generation that counted motherhood as a virtue because mothers knew the difference between a house and a home. So, her golden accomplishment in life was to make a loving home that would produce a tapestry of memories for which her family would forever cherish and relish.
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Recent Obituaries: Terry Brown

Terry L. Brown, 78, of Mattoon, passed away at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Mattoon with Pastor Mark Bjornbak officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Sullivan American Legion Post #68. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice or to the family. Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Randy Williams

Randy Williams, 65, of Magnolia passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Wadley Regional Medical Center in TEXarkana. Brother Williams was born April 25, 1956, to the late Welcome and Emma Clayton Williams. Brother Williams was preceded in death by both parents; two sisters, Mattie Williams and Doris Turner; and...

Rose Mary McGraw Smith

Rose Mary McGraw Smith, 59, of Magnolia passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, at her home with her husband Lee Otis by her side. Rose Mary was born July 17, 1962 to Mr. Jessie Lee McGraw Sr. and Mrs. Pinkie Maxine Cooper McGraw in Magnolia. She was raised and taught...