Obituaries

Ruth Whitten
B: 1942-08-14
D: 2017-04-22
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Whitten, Ruth
Griffin Barrentine
B: 1922-07-01
D: 2017-04-23
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Barrentine, Griffin
James Harrison
B: 1929-10-30
D: 2017-04-18
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Harrison, James
Carolyn Hathcock
B: 1946-06-21
D: 2017-04-20
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Hathcock, Carolyn
Johnny Hood
B: 1942-04-20
D: 2017-04-20
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Hood, Johnny
Cathy Hunter
B: 1959-01-18
D: 2017-04-19
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Hunter, Cathy
Joseph Gatlin
B: 1945-10-24
D: 2017-04-19
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Gatlin, Joseph
Charles Shands
B: 1984-04-13
D: 2017-04-14
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Shands, Charles
Tristan Harris
B: 2000-11-24
D: 2017-04-15
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Harris, Tristan
Linda Arwood
B: 1927-10-07
D: 2017-04-16
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Arwood, Linda
Maurice Ford
B: 1921-12-11
D: 2017-04-18
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Ford, Maurice
Lillian Minor
B: 1939-07-26
D: 2017-04-19
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Minor, Lillian
Jackolean Gentry
B: 1927-04-24
D: 2017-04-14
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Gentry, Jackolean
Marie Dix
B: 1923-08-10
D: 2017-04-15
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Dix, Marie
William Shemwell
D: 2017-04-08
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Shemwell, William
Marvin McCain
D: 2017-04-14
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McCain, Marvin
Betty Olita
B: 1925-09-15
D: 2017-04-11
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Olita, Betty
Norma Seals
B: 1935-12-16
D: 2017-04-11
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Seals, Norma
Beverly Gatlin
B: 1941-01-22
D: 2017-04-12
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Gatlin, Beverly
Gary Starnes
B: 1954-03-18
D: 2017-04-09
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Starnes, Gary
Ira Dunn
B: 1931-08-30
D: 2017-04-09
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Dunn, Ira

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Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest

Forest Hill Community Outreach, a program of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park, will host an inaugural Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest. Entry deadline for this essay contest is April 30, 2017.

Open to Memphis area middle and high school students, all contest entries must be presented in a personal essay format with 500 to 525 words on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600!

Final judging and selection of winners will be made by a committee selected by Forest Hill Community Outreach. Decision of judges are final. Results will be announced May 29, 2017 at the Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park East. Winning essays will be featured on Forest Hill's website, social media pages, and other related print and electronic media.


Official Contest Rules CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RULES [PDF]

1. Eligibility: Entrants must be middle or high school students enrolled in the Memphis, TN area School District. Entries from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.

2. Format: Entries must be presented in the format of a Personal Essay, between 500-525 words, using a double-spaced 12-point font and must include a bibliography (not included in the word count).

3. Topic: “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. Students are encouraged to discuss the essay theme with teachers, parents and friends. The essay should be positive and clearly focused on the theme. Teachers and parents may check essays, but the content of the essay must be that of the student.

4. Research: Research is essential in creating a quality essay. Please cite library resources, Web URLs with access dates, and personal interviews.

5. Bibliography: The bibliography must cite at least two references. Entries that do not include a bibliography will be disqualified.

6. Essay Entries: Must be submitted and received between April 1 and April 30, 2017. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned, and they become the property of Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park. Essays should be mailed to: Forest Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Park East, ATTN: Community Outreach Coordinator Ashley Parker, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis, TN 38133. Entries must be accompanied by a 3x5 index card, attached but not stapled to essay containing the following information: contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, name of school, grade level (ex: 8th grade; 10th grade), student ID number, and name of parent/guardian who will accompany contestant at the May 29, 2017 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

7. Evaluation Process: Winning essays will be selected on the following basis:

>25 points—Originality and creativity
>25 points—Compliance with the assigned topic
>20 points—Factual accuracy
>15 points—Grammar and organization of content
>15 points—Scope of research

8. Awards: $500 will be awarded to one each middle and high school first place winner; $200 will be awarded to one each first place runner-up at middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up at middle and high school levels. Each winner and his/her parent/guardian must be present to receive their prize. Winners will be notified prior to the May 29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

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