Monthly Archives: January 2014



MARTIN, Tenn. — The Alpha Tau Omega chapter at the University of Tennessee at Martin will close following denial of a final appeal of a hazing incident suspension to university Chancellor Tom Rakes and recommendation of charter revocation to the ATO national board by Wynn R. Smiley, fraternity CEO. The chapter was notified of Rakes’ decision in a letter sent to the chapter Jan. 27.

Fulton Independent students place at Governor’s Cup District Competition

PICTURE - Front row (l to r) Caldwell, Butler, Rushing, Burns, Kradenpoth

Back row (l to r) Snow, Whitesell, Carter, Turner

Congratulations to the High School Academic Team and all students who competed at this year’s District Governor’s Cup Competition. Fulton City High School was Overall District Champions again this year – for the fifth year in a row.

Our students also brought home the Hume Sportsmanship Award which is voted on by the participants!!

Obituary – Marshall Mann

Marshall D. Mann, age 68, of Springville, TN and formerly of this area,
died Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at his residence.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Union City,TN
and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 89,
Amvets Post 45, VFW Post 1889 and was a retired forklift operator for the former
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Union City.  He had lived in this area most of his life.

Obituary – Bobby Lee Fulcher

Bobby Lee Fulcher, 79, of Union City died Jan. 30, 2014, at Van Ayer Manor Nursing Home in Martin.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Obion County Memorial Gardens, with White-Ranson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Dr. Bobby Williams will officiate. There will be no visitation.
He was born July 1, 1934, in Obion County, son of the late Luke and Georgie (Taylor) Fulcher. He married the former Ella Mae Pinion Aug. 21, 1952. She passed away March 23, 2009. He was a retired employee of the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Doyle Nash of Union City; his brother, Norman Fulcher of South Fulton; and two sisters, Sandra Marlar of Union City and Vicki Fulcher of Rives. He was preceded in death by his brother, J.B. Fulcher.