Obits 7/4/17

Steve Goolsby

Steve Goolsby, 44, passed away June 19 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held June 22 at Roseland Park Cemetery in Royal Oak, Michigan. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Steve Goolsby was born Steven Randall Goolsby on Dec. 22, 1972 in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was a 1992 graduate of Jackson County Central High School in Gainesboro.

Surviving relatives include two children, Kyle Goolsby and Katie Goolsby of the Bagdad community and sister, Tracy Goolsby Daniels of Sterling Heights, Michigan.


Ernest Dewey Johnson

Factory Worker

Ernest Dewey Johnson, 97, passed away June 23 at Spring City Care and Rehab in Rhea County, Tenn. Funeral services were held June 28 at Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Gaw officiating. Interment followed at Dodson Branch Cemetery. Whitson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 17, 1920 in Jackson County. He was a factory worker for Huron Forge and was of the Baptist faith. He was a military veteran with the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eston and Ona Allen Johnson; wife, Mazine Johnson; one son, Gene Johnson; two daughters, Mary Johnson Mattioli and Nancy Carol Johnson; and eleven brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include daughter, Karen (Rick) Ide of Birchwood, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


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