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Hubert R. Lea

Funeral services for Mr. Hubert R. Lea were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Lea, 86, passed away Thursday, June 8, at his residence in New Hebron surrounded by his family. Reverend David Wilkinson and Reverend Mike Grenn officiated and interment was in the New Hebron Cemetery. Saulters Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss was in charge of all arrangements.
Pallbearers were Justin Hawkersmith, Kody Britt, Michael Fortenberry, Wayne Fortenberry, Ricky Fortenberry, Seth Ferguson and Jake Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were Hayden Howell, Jesse and Joseph Turnage, Don Shivers, Evangelist Rhodes, Donald Smith and Edward Otis.
Mr. Lea was retired from the US Navy and Air Force having served with distinction in both Korea and Vietnam. Hubert Lea owned the Western Auto Franchise in New Hebron for 40 years and was a member of New Hebron Baptist Church.
Mr. Lea is survived by his wife, Helen Lea; two daughters, Lisa Lea Morris (Don) of Jackson, Tennessee and Betty Lea Turnage (Wayne) of New Hebron; one sister, Jimmie Lea Fortenberry of Columbia; and seven grandchildren, Hayden and Hannah Howell, Jesse and Joseph Turnage of New Hebron, Wilson Morries (Lauren) of Petersburg, Virginia, Kaitlyn Morris Hawkersmith (Justin) of Knoxville, Tennessee and Mary Morris of Jackson, Tennessee.
Mr. Lea was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, John Paul and brother, Major Hurston Lea.
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