Martin L. “Junior” Williams, Jr.

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Martin L. “Junior” Williams, Jr., 83, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1935, in Etowah County, Alabama, a son of the late Martin Luther and Martha Jane (Roebuck) Williams. He served in the U. S. Army. He worked at Dana Corp. for 47 years.

Besides working very hard and being efficient he enjoyed spending time with his family. He also liked to garden.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce “Judy” Williams; sons, Barry (Kate) and Eric (Laura) Williams; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in passing by his siblings, Thelmer Walker and Idell Chambers, Roy, Nelson, Milton, Alvin, Eljo, and TL Williams.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6750 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Visitation will also be Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Wayne Richey

Whitwell, Tennessee

Wayne Richey, 78, of Whitwell, Tennessee, formerly of Boaz, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at McRae Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include son, Keith Richey, Sr.; one grandchild; sister, Kathy Cooper; and brother, Morell (Judy) Richey.

McRae Funeral Home is directing.

Fannie Hill


Fannie Hill, 97, of Horton, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

A funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Adams Brown Service Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service.

Survivors include daughter, Colleen (Joe) Moultire; son, Warren (Janice) Lipscomb; and three grandchildren.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home directed.

Robert Nealie White


Robert Nealie White, 88, of Crossville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Crossville Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was 5 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Survivors include wife, Leevay White; step-sons, Billy (Janice) Smith, Raymond (Terrie) Smith, George (Rita) Smith and Charles (Kim) Smith; 10 step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sister, Geneva Bowen.

Crossville Memorial Chapel is directing.

Joanne Thompson


Joanne Thompson, 70, of Albertville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.

A graveside service will be at Rainbow Memorial–Attalla on Monday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.

Survivors include son, Jason (Ann) Thompson; one grandchild; and sister, Nannette Burns.

Adams Brown Service Funeral Home is directing.


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