Obituaries from October 2007
Martha Sue Earps
Martha Sue Earps Oct. 23, 2007 Martha Sue Earps, age 70 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 23, in NHC Oakwood. Earps was a native of Nashville, and daughter of the late Charles and Hayes Elizabeth Bearden Alexander. She was a retired nurse and member of the Hope Missionary Baptist Church...
Joseph Claude Martin
Joseph Claude Martin Oct. 23, 2007 Joseph Claude Martin, age 47 of the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County, died Oct. 23 in Lewisburg. Martin was born in Nashville and was a son of the late Norma Faye Gann Martin and Thomas Grady Martin. He was an accomplished musician and songwriter. Martin was employed for more 25 years with Hillwood Country Club in Nashville. He was of the Christian faith. In addition to his mother and father, a brother, Steve Martin, also preceded him in death...
Loyd Allen Lee
Loyd Allen Lee Oct. 22, 2007 Loyd Allen Lee, age 73 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 22 in NHC Oakwood. Lee was a native of Marshall County and son of the late Henry J. and Elsie Vaughn Lee. He served his country in the U.S. Army, was a retired crane operator and member of the Elyria Baptist Church...
Franklin Alsey Modrall
Franklin Alsey Modrall Oct. 21, 2007 Franklin Alsey Modrall, age 80 of Shelbyville, died Oct. 21 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a son of Herbert Modrall and Rosie Loworn-Modrall and a member of Faith Baptist Church. His wife, Mary Hallie Modrall, and one granddaughter, Misty Phelps, preceded him in death. Daughter, Gladys Sutton of Lewisburg; two sisters, Lorene Fox of Bell Buckle and Jeanette Thompson of Shelbyville; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren survive him...
Gene Griffin Oct. 16. 2007 Gene Griffin, age 61 of Unionville, died Oct. 16. Griffin was a native of Marshall County and was preceded in death by his father, William Griffin and mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Holton Griffin Hazel. He was a long time employee of the former Durango Boot Company of Chapel Hill...
Alma Lee Daughrity Mealer
Alma Lee Daughrity Mealer Oct. 9, 2007 Alma Lee Daughrity Mealer, age 92 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 9 in Lewisburg. Mealer was a native of Marshall County and was a daughter of the late John and Daisy Lou Mangrum Daughrity. She was a homemaker and a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Her husband, Jesse Dee Mealer, Sr., who died in 1976, preceded her in death...
Frank Clair "Buddy" Musgrave
Frank Clair "Buddy" Musgrave Oct. 9, 2007 Frank Clair "Buddy" Musgrave, Jr., age 89 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 9 at NHC Oakwood. Musgrave was a native of Marshall County and son of the late Frank Clair, Sr. and Vera Wilson Musgrave. He was a retired dairy farmer and member of the Farmington Church of Christ...
Vernell G. Stiles
Vernell G. Stiles Oct. 9, 2007 Vernell G. Stiles, age 87 of Huntland, died Oct. 9 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Stiles was a native of Alabama and the daughter of the late Samuel D. and Lorena Francer Rooks Wright. She was a retired nurse and a member of Donaldson Grove Baptist Church...
Walter Albert Williams
Walter Albert Williams Oct. 7, 2007 Walter Albert Williams, 69 of Duck River, died Oct. 7 at his residence. A Chicamauga, Ga., native, he was the son of the late Elmer and Susie Akin Williams and the husband of Florence Thomsen Williams of Duck River. He served his country in the United States Army and was an employee at Abeco Die Cast in Lewisburg...
Larry Edwin Clay
Larry Edwin Clay Oct. 3, 2007 Larry Edwin Clay, age 73 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 3 at his home after an extended illness. Clay was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late Thomas Nowlin and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Clay. He was a graduate of Forrest School Class of 1952 and retired from Sanford Corporation after 35 years of service. Hey was a member and Deacon of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Lewisburg...
Robert Lee Holt
Robert Lee Holt Oct. 2, 2007 Robert Lee Holt, age 45 of Lewisburg, died Oct. 2 following a construction accident. Holt was a native of Ft. Belvoir, Vir. He was employed with Highways Incorporated as a construction worker. Survivors include his parents, Frank and Patricia Holt of Lewisburg; three sisters, Jewel Nichols of Petersburg, Patricia Jean Holt of Chapel Hill, and Melissa Berlin of Petersburg; four brothers, Billy Holt of Petersburg, Robby Atkins of Hamlet, N.C., Randy Atkins of Petersburg, and Craig Atkins of Orlando, Fla.; and girlfriend, Vickie Kincaid of Chapel Hill. ...
Shirley Jolene Sowell Williams
Shirley Jolene Sowell Williams Sept. 30,2007 Shirley Jolene Sowell Williams, 61 of Fayetteville, died on Sept. 30 at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Robert Luther and Nancy Josephine Peyton Sowell. Williams was a homemaker, employed with Serbin and Lincoln County Manufacturing, and attended Calvary Baptist Church. ...