Obituaries 4/30/19

Mary Sue Lancaster

Mary Sue Lancaster, 86, of Moss, passed away April 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held April 19 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donald Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Gainesboro. She was a lovely lady who was a homemaker. She loved her family and her kindness was an inspiration to many. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Arthur Lee and Margret (Stone) Young; husband, Hubert Lancaster; sisters, Dorothy Savage, Evelyn Smith, Bessie Aimsworth and Helen Snider; and brothers, Arthur Stone Young, Estil Ford Young, Billy Lewis Young and Frank Edward Young.

Surviving relatives include: brother, Jessie Fowler Young of Hilham; special sister-in-law, Elise Lancaster of Moss; special nephew, Gabriel Young; special niece, Rhonda Skarzynski; special great-nephew, Sawyer Young; and a host of other family members, many friends and neighbors.


Franklin Gates Poindexter

Franklin Gates Poindexter, 75, of New Middleton, passed away April 22. Funeral services were held April 24 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home with Bro. B.J. Thomason officiating. Interment followed in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

He was born May 5, 1943 in the Lock Seven Community of Smith County. He was a graduate of Clay County High School, served in the U.S. Navy and worked for the U.S. Army Core of Engineers for 33 years. His passion was rebuilding and working on antique cars, and he attended the New Middleton Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Bobby Martin Poindexter and Willette Gates Poindexter; wife, Freddie Elizabeth Smith; and sisters, Mayme Poindexter, Dora E. Russell and Geneva Pryor.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Joyce Bunch Poindexter of New Middleton; children, Kimberley Lynne Farley of Carthage, Angela Michelle Wood of Hartsville and Matthew (Laura) Franklin Poindexter of Sykes; grandchildren, David Kurtis Duke, John Kevin Scruggs, Logan Elizabeth Scruggs, Josha (Keshia) Gates Barclay, Brandi (Jamie) Laraine Roberts, Desiree (Ryan) L-Shae Patterson, Madeline Blake Poindexter and Kenneth Martin Poindexter; eight great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Amy (Josh) Lynn Peck and Timothy Scott Rigsby, step-grandchildren, Darian Nicole Bilbrey, Tyler Scott Letterman, Jackee Nichole Rigsby and Tayden Scott Rigsby; and two step-great grandchildren.

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