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Debra A. Garrett

By Staff
May 7, 2008
Debra Ann Garrett, 47, of Russellville died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.
She lived most of her life in Franklin County and was a member of North Russellville Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 9, 2008, at Pinkard Funeral Home with Andy Cansler officiating. Burial was in Tharptown Cemetery.
She is survived by children, Tina Franks and Nicole Garrett, both of Russellville; sisters, Cynthia Taylor, of Phoenix, Ariz., Martha Roden, of Cherokee, Sandra Bragwell, of Belgreen, Sheila Norton, of Georgia; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, James and Doris Malone.
Billie Jo Pounders
May 8, 2008
Billie Jo Pounders, 71, of Phil Campbell, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2008.
Funeral services were held on Friday, May 9, 2008, at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Roger Risner officiating. Burial was in Pounders Cemetery in Spruce Pine.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Pounders, and daughters, Vickie Fretwell and Debra Grissom.
She is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Travis) Roberts, Freda (Roger) Gandy; son, Donnie (Shirley) Pounders; brothers, Tom (Shirley) Thornton, Johnny (Kelly) Thornton; sister, Brenda Thornton, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Shawn Smith, Jason Fretwell, Dustin Borden, Jeff Fretwell and Chris Roberts.
Jessie L. Warren
May 4, 2008
Jessie L. Warren, 77, of Thompson Station, Tenn., died May 4, 2008.
She was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Red Bay to Robert and Mollie Peters Hester. She was an employee of Hester Battery Co. for 30 years and a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Lee Branham, and a daughter, Joy Gail Downs.
Funeral services were held on May 7, 2008, at Deaton Funeral Home with Bro. Clint Holcombe officiating. Burial was in Old Burleson Cemetery.
She is survived by two son, John B. Branham (Sharman Victoria) and Timothy Allen Smith (Rhonda), all of Thompson Station, Tenn.; one brother, Lonnie Hester, of Red Bay; two sisters, Bessie Story, of Nashville, Tenn., and Peggy Baggett, of Birmingham; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

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