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Obituaries from February 2008

Robert Carl Watson, Jr. (02/29/08)
Robert Carl Watson, Jr. Mr. Robert Carl Watson, Jr., 37, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Watson was a native of Stuart, Fla. He was self-employed as a sheet rock laborer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jarvis and Dolly Smith...
Joseph R. Dockery (02/29/08)
Joseph R. Dockery Mr. Joseph R. "Joe" Dockery, 71, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, after an extended illness. Mr. Dockery was a native of Douglas, Ga. and served in the Army as a member of the Old Guard. He walked guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. ...
Mary Rogers Haskins (02/29/08)
Mary Rogers Haskins Mrs. Mary Rogers Haskins, 88, of Belfast, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Haskins was a native of Warrior, Ala. and was a 1941 graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Birmingham. She worked for several doctors in the area, was the company nurse at Florence Stove, and was one of the first registered nurses at NHC Oakwood. She was a member of the Methodist Church...
Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell (02/27/08)
Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell Mrs. Nancy Louise Wilson Mitchell, 52, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Mitchell was a native of Lawrence County. She was a former licensed practical nurse at Maury Regional Hospital and was a member of the Central Christian Church...
John Hayes Taylor (02/27/08)
John Hayes Taylor Mr. John Hayes Taylor, 75, of Anes Station, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Taylor was a native of Maury County. He was retired from Century Cable TV of Wise, Va., served in the Army during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Peggy Jean Gower (02/27/08)
Peggy Jean Gower Mrs. Peggy Jean Gower, 64, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Columbia, after a brief illness. Mrs. Gower was a native of Marshall County, She was retired from Nissan and was a member of the Lifesong Family Church in Lewisburg...
Margaret Elizabeth Harris (02/27/08)
Margaret Elizabeth Harris Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Harris, 88, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, after an extended illness. Mrs. Harris was a native of Maury County, a homemaker and a member of the Berea Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Janie Martha McCord Watson; and her husband, Robert Howard Harris...
Maebelle Lamb King (02/27/08)
Maebelle Lamb King Mrs. Maebelle Lamb King, 90, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Bedford County Medical Center. Mrs. King was a native of Marshall County, a retired cafeteria worker at Eakin Elementary School, and a member of Edgemont Baptist Church...
Wanda Vanessa McCord (02/27/08)
Wanda Vanessa McCord Ms. Wanda Vanessa McCord, 48, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur McCord of Chapel Hill; grandparents, Ella Mae and Sammy Russell, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McCord; and a nephew, Terrell Coleman of Lewisburg...
Andrew Lincoln Leverette (02/27/08)
Andrew Lincoln Leverette Mr. Andrew Lincoln Leverette, 20, of Smyrna, died Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Mr. Leverette was a native of Smyrna and a 2006 graduate of Smyrna High School. He worked for Steel Summit and was an avid musician and motorcyclist...
Mary Nelle Haynes Helton (02/27/08)
Mary Nelle Haynes Helton Mrs. Mary Nelle Haynes Helton, 66, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Nashville. Mrs. Helton was a native of Bedford County. She was retired from Bedford Hosiery and was a member of Deer Point Community Chapel...
Willie Emma Haynes (02/27/08)
Willie Emma Haynes Mrs. Willie Emma "Free Willy" Haynes, 81, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at River Park Hospital, McMinnville. Mrs. Haynes was a native of Marshall County. She loved the outdoors, particularly flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Annie Ruth Walker; husband, James Ezell Haynes; and brothers Harrison and Harry Walker...
Lorene Chaffin (02/22/08)
Mrs. Lorene Chaffin, 84, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Chaffin was a native of Jackson County. She was a housewife and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rosie Jones...
Misty Dawn Brown (02/22/08)
Ms. Misty Dawn Brown, 27, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at her residence. Ms. Brown was a native of Lafollette, Tn. She is survived by her father, James Brown of Knoxville; mother, Wanda Joyce Nelson Brown of Lewisburg; stepfather, Rev. Herman McElveen; three sons, Arthur Brown, Isaieh Carroll, and Shane Carroll; one daughter, Adrianna Lurks; two brothers, Shawn Nelson and Robert Carroll, Jr.; and two sisters, Celina Fairchild and Hope Carroll...
Stephen Shramo (02/22/08)
Mr. Stephen Shramo, 86, of Spring Place Road, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in a Pulaski nursing home. Mr. Shramo served in the Army Air Corp in World War II and was a retired salesman with Columbus Mills. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Katherine Kontra Shramo; wife, Jean Mary Hutchinson; and sister, Connie Bolick...
Don B. Wilson (02/22/08)
Mr. Don B. Wilson, 87, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Columbia. Mr. Wilson was a native of Marshall County. He was a graduate of Forrest High School and attended MTSU until joining the renowned Flying Tigers Squadron. While with the Flying Tigers during World War II, he served in Burma, India and China. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Christ and a life-long farmer...
Amos Cheatham Bond (02/22/08)
Mr. Amos Cheatham Bond, 86, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Bond was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired entrepreneur and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ and the Lewisburg Elks Club...
Larry Wayne Sutton (02/22/08)
Mr. Larry Wayne Sutton, 57, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Sutton was a native of Bedford County. He was self-employed in the trucking business and a member of the Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lilly Vaughn Sutton; two daughters, Misty Dawn Phelps and Vanessa Sutton; two sisters, Minnie Evelyn Sutton and Frances Nejberger; and brother, Leon Sutton...
Bridgette Logue Parker (02/22/08)
Ms. Bridgette Logue Parker, 29, of the Wheel Community, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, in Clarksville. Ms. Parker was a native of Marshall County and was a sales clerk for Dillards. She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly Blackwell Logue. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Bobby and Joanne Logue of Columbia; four sisters, Heather West and Donna Freeman of Wheel, Whitney Watts of Bloomfield, Mo., and Regina Gossett of Pollard, Ark.; brother, Waldo Emerson Cragar of Columbia; grandmother, Bonnie Pugh Blackwell and aunt, Janice Boswell, both of Wheel.. ...
Jack Lee Green (02/22/08)
Mr. Jack Lee Green, 53, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Vanderbilt Hospital, following an automobile accident. Mr. Green was a native of Meridian, Miss. and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was the Pitney Bowes Supervisor in the mailroom at Nissan. "He was a great person and liked very much by all of his employees," said co-worker Rebekah Broome...
Arleen Poarch (02/22/08)
Mrs. Arleen Poarch, 76, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Poarch was a native of Marshall County. She was a nurse at Merehil and a member of the Baptist church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aurther and Sara Williams Hazlette; and husband, Morris Poarch...
Merlie DeFoe (02/22/08)
Mr. Merlie DeFoe, 89, of Lewisburg, formerly of Cornersville, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. DeFoe was a native of Lawrence County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Lula Walls DeFoe; wife, Edna Earl Stephenson DeFoe; two daughters, Jane Flye and Diana McNeese; and three sons, James Clifton DeFoe, Frank DeFoe, and Paul DeFoe...
Horton Nathaniel Tucker (02/22/08)
Mr. Horton Nathaniel Tucker, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at his home in Cornersville. Mr. Tucker was a native of Limestone County, Ala. He was retired from Inland Equipment and was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Lula Tatum Tucker, and a brother, Billy Tucker...
Jane King Riner (02/22/08)
Mrs. Jane King Riner, 41, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Mrs. Riner was a native of Marshall County and was employed at the Country Diner in Chapel Hill. She attended the Holts Corner Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, David "Punkin" Smith...
Henry Edward Sanders (02/22/08)
Mr. Henry Edward Sanders, 86, of Bell Buckle, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Sanders was a native of Bedford County. He served in the Army during World War II and saw action in Normandy and Central Europe. He retired as yard foreman for Shelbyville Lumber and was a life-long farmer. He was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Mandy Ovie Frances Thompson McCathern (02/22/08)
Mrs. Mandy Ovie Frances Thompson McCathern, 80, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at University Medical Center. Mrs. McCathern was a native of Granville, Tn. and was the eldest of 12 children. She was a retired dietary director and a member of the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church...
James H. Thomason (02/15/08)
James H. Thomason Mr. James H. Thomason, 76, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Thomason was a native of Marshall County and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting and was a member of the Berlin United Methodist Church...
Robert James Thomas, Sr. (02/15/08)
Robert James Thomas, Sr. Mr. Robert James Thomas, Sr., 69, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the home of his daughter near Cornersville. Mr. Thomas was a native of Morgantown, W.Va. He was in the trucking business and was a member of the Methodist Church...
Lois Wanda Thomason Scott (02/15/08)
Lois Wanda Thomason Scott Mrs. Lois Wanda Thomason Scott, 82, of Petersburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Scott was a native of Madison County, Ala. She was Nutrition Site Manager for the Petersburg Senior Citizens Center, a homemaker, and a member of the Cane Creek Church of Christ. She was a long time writer for the Elk Valley Times and the Lewisburg Tribune...
Sarah Frances Beasley (02/15/08)
Sarah Frances Beasley Mrs. Sarah Frances Beasley, 87, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Beasley was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ransom and Annie McAteer Powell; first husband, Robert Wheeler; second husband, Anderson "Buddy" Beasley, brother, Nelson Powell; and grandson, Mark Scott...
Lettie Cobb Throneberry (02/13/08)
Lettie Cobb Throneberry Mrs. Lettie Cobb Throneberry, 78, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Centennial Medical Center. Mrs. Throneberry was a native of Alabama. She was retired from Tyson Foods and was a member of Midland Heights Baptist Church...
Tommy Andrew Austin (02/13/08)
Tommy Andrew Austin Mr. Tommy Andrew Austin, 73, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Austin was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of the Holyness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Nancy Williams Austin, and sister, Kaytie Austin Campbell...
Douglas J. Roddy (02/13/08)
Douglas J. Roddy Douglas J. Roddy, 76, died Feb. 9, 2008, at his residence in Crump, Tn. Mr. Roddy was born in Nashville and grew up in Lewisburg. He served two tours in the Army during the Korean War and was a contract adminstrator for the government. He was a member of the Mt. View Church of Christ...
Hilda Jo Patterson (02/13/08)
Hilda Jo Patterson Ms. Hilda Jo Patterson, 62, of Goodlettsville, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, at her residence. Ms. Patterson was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Eula Moore Goodman; and a son, Brian Keith Patterson...
Jewel L. Wright (02/13/08)
Jewel L. Wright Mrs. Jewel L. Wright, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Wright was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker who had been a sales clerk at several department stores and, later in life, enjoyed dealing in antiques. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Charlene Hall Dean (02/13/08)
Charlene Hall Dean Mrs. Charlene Hall Dean, 84, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at NHC Oakwood after an extended illness. Mrs. Dean was a native of Franklin, Ky. She was a retired real estate broker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg...
H. G. Earonhart (02/13/08)
H. G. Earonhart H. G. Earonhart, 72, of Tullahoma, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Earonhart was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired taxi cab driver and a member of the Cornersville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Earonhart and Nellie Austin...
Raymond Weir Cooksey (02/13/08)
Raymond Weir Cooksey Mr. Raymond Weir Cooksey, 83, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Cooksey was a native of Smith County. Tn. He served in the Navy during World War II and was co-owner of Cooksey Auto Parts. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lewisburg...
Annie Laura Ring Cooper (02/08/08)
Annie Laura Ring Cooper Mrs. Annie Laura Ring Cooper, 69, of the Berlin Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Cooper was a native of Maury County. She was an employee of Moon Pencil Co. for over 20 years and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Shelbyville...
Steven Edward Pulley (02/08/08)
Steven Edward Pulley Mr. Steven Edward Pulley, 21, of Columbia, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Pulley was a native of Maury County. He was a graduate of Solid Rock Christian Academy and was of the Baptist faith. He worked at Shady Brook Cinemas, the YMCA, and Check Outs...
Betty Lou Ryan (02/08/08)
Betty Lou Ryan Mrs. Betty Lou Ryan, 76, of Jacksonville, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville. Mrs. Ryan was a native of Tullahoma. She worked for 32 years at Illinois School for the Visually Impaired and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of both the VFW and the American Legion. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and trips to the casino with family and friends...
Sharon Renea Franklin (02/08/08)
Sharon Renea Franklin Mrs. Sharon Renea Franklin, 48, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Felix and Everline Crowell, and her brother, Gary Crowell. She is survived by a brother, Gerald Crowell of Lewisburg; a sister, Clesta Turner of South Bend, Ind.; two children, Thomas and Dominic Franklin of Lewisburg; and three grandchildren...
Forrest Ward, Jr. (02/08/08)
Forrest Ward, Jr. Mr. Forrest Ward Jr., 62, of Mariposa, Calif., died surrounded by family and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at his residence after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Ward was a native of Pulaski. He attended Marshall County High School and went to California in 1964, where he served five years in the Air Force and achieved the rank of sergeant. ...
Tommy Darrell Morton (02/06/08)
Tommy Darrell Morton Mr. Tommy Darrell Morton, 63, of Ashville, Ala., died Sunday February 3, 2008. Mr. Morton was a native of Marshall County. He was preceded in death by his father, J. B. Morton; stepfather, Leeburt Collins; and brother Douglas Morton...
Tom Trivitt (02/06/08)
Tom Trivitt Mr. Tom Trivitt, 76, of the Wheel Community in Bedford County, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Nashville, after a long illness. Mr. Trivitt was a native of Kansas City, Mo. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict, was retired from Faber Castell, and was a member of the Baptist Church...
William Claud London (02/06/08)
William Claud London Mr. William Claud London, 76, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. London was a native of Marshall County. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He was a retired inspector for International Comfort Products...
Betty Ruth Newcomb Randolph (02/06/08)
Betty Ruth Newcomb Randolph Mrs. Betty Ruth Newcomb Randolph, 70, of the Holts Corner Community, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Randolph was a native of Bedford County. She was a homemaker and served for 45 years as church pianist for the Holts Corner Baptist Church. She was retired from Genesco, Durango Boot Co. and CPS of Franklin...
Loise Sutton (02/06/08)
Louise Sutton Mrs. Louise Sutton, 82, of the Bedford Community of Bedford County, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, following an extended illness. Mrs. Sutton was a native of Bedford County. She was a nurses' aide at NHC Merihil for 13 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Etta Blankenship Rogers; husband, James Alfred Sutton; daughter, Mary Judith Poteete; and brother, Hoyte Rogers...
Beatrice Dickens Williams (02/06/08)
Beatrice Dickens Williams Mrs. Beatrice Dickens Williams, 96, died on Thursday, Jan. 31. 2008. Mrs. Williams was a native of Bedford County, descended from families that were early settlers in the area. "Miss Bea's" teaching career started in a one-room school when she was still a teenager. ...
Helen M. Green (02/06/08)
Helen M. Green Mrs. Helen M. Green, 91, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Green was a native of Texas. She was a homemaker, retired from Faber Castell, and a cafeteria worker at Marshall County High School. She was a member of the FCE Club and First Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Jean L. Blalock (02/06/08)
Jean L. Blalock Mrs. Jean L. Blalock, 69, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, following an extended illness. Mrs. Blalock was a native of Marshall County. She was a retired customer service representative for Sanford Corporation with over 20 years of service. She was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ...
Dorothy Chilton Whitehead (02/06/08)
Dorothy Chilton Whitehead Mrs. Dorothy Chilton Whitehead, 85, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County, a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Mamie Brewer Chilton; husband, Odie Whitehead, Sr.; sister, Kaaren Shirley; and son, Ronnie Whitehead...
Thomas Henry Phillips (02/06/08)
Thomas Henry Phillips Mr. Thomas Henry "Buddy" Phillips, 78, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at NHC Oakwood. Mr. Phillips was a native of Giles County. He was retired from the Marshall County Highway Department and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Vivian Mullins McKibbon (02/01/08)
Vivian Mullins McKibbon Mrs. Vivian Mullins McKibbon, 94, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. McKibbon was a native of Maury County. She was retired from working as a cashier at Stan's Restaurant and was a member of the Mooresville United Methodist Church...
Albert S. Jones (02/01/08)
Albert S. Jones Mr. Albert S. Jones, 67, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Lewisburg. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County and the former owner of County Wide Disposal.
Robbie Mae Burrow (02/01/08)
Robbie Mae Burrow Mrs. Robbie Mae Burrow, 72, of Lampasas, Texas, died Jan. 11, 2008, in Lampasas.