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Obituaries from December 2009

Obituary: Eugene Pacetti (12/30/09)
Eugene Pacetti, 75, of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, in Nashville. Mr. Pacetti was a native of Barre, Vt. He was a former Jaycee, Moose Lodge member, Boy Scout Leader and basketball and baseball coach. ...
Obituary: Thomas Farrar Garrett (12/30/09)
Thomas Farrar Garrett, 99, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from the Lewisburg Gas Department and was a member of the Wilson Hill Church of Christ where he had served as an elder. He was a member of the Mooresville Fire Department...
Obituary: Wayne Marshall Jones (12/30/09)
Wayne Marshall Jones, 54, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Jones was a native of Marshall County. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Mary Frances Haynes Jones...
Obituary: Dorothy L. Frank (12/30/09)
Dorothy L. Frank, age 74, of Wauseon, Ohio, and formerly of Lewisburg, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009 at Fulton County Health Center. Prior to her retirement in 1999, she had worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years, having worked at the...
Obituary: Paul Lehman Carnell (12/30/09)
Paul Lehman Carnell, 89, of Culleoka, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Carnell was a native of Newbern, Tenn. He was a welder and electrician, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 697) of Hammond, Ind. Mr. Carnell enjoyed nature, and designed and made camping and boating equipment. He was a member of the Methodist Church...
Obituary: Leonard Riggins (12/30/09)
Leonard "Hippie" Riggins, 63, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. Mr. Riggins was a native of Madison County, Ala. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie James and Mattie Bea McPeters Riggins. He is survived by his sisters, Mary Faye Etapa and Annie B. ...
Obituary: Steve Reavis (12/30/09)
Steve Reavis, 66, of Petersburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Reavis was a native of Lincoln County. He was a process technician for CK&A, and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Obituary: Elizabeth Jones Murdock Owen (12/30/09)
Elizabeth Jones Murdock Owen, 83, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at Bordeaux Long Term Care in Nashville. Mrs. Owen was a native of Petersburg. She was retired as a sales clerk for Harvey's and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lizzie Jones and Andy J. Murdock, and her husband, Alton Johnson Owen...
Obituary: Sara Prosser Willis (12/30/09)
Sara Prosser Willis, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Willis was a native of Marshall County. She was a former employee of Genesco and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.L. and Effie Ramsey Prosser; husband, Berdell Willis; brother, John Allen Prosser; and sister, Katherine Andrews...
Obituary: Virginia Ruth Sawyers Hastings (12/30/09)
Virginia Ruth Sawyers Hastings, 90, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Hastings was a native of Lincoln County. She was a member of the Catalpa Church of Christ for 70 years. Mrs. Hastings was a newspaper correspondent for the Lewisburg Tribune (later the Marshall County Tribune) for 64 years. As a homemaker, Mrs. Hastings prepared canned goods for the public for over 30 years...
Obituary: Willodean Shields (12/30/09)
Willodean Shields, 74, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Shields was a native of Lincoln County. She was a retired assembly line worker at American Can, and was a member of Chestnut Ridge Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Eldon "Foch" and Mary Lucille King Shields, and son, Doyle Beard...
Obituary: James Russell Adams (12/30/09)
James Russell Adams, 36, of Cornersville, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Adams was a native of Bedford County, the son of Edgar L. Adams and Beverley C. Harrell. He was formerly employed by Nichirin and was affiliated with the Presbyterian Church...
Public records (12/30/09)
Obituary: Zela Mai Hill (12/23/09)
Zela Mai Hill, 76, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Greater First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Erwin Garrett of Lewisburg, and son, Dr. Gary Hill. She is survived by her mother, Iva Garrett of Lewisburg; daughters, Sylvia Drusilla Davis of Lewisburg and Cathy Wiles of Spartanburg, S.C.; sons, Renard Hill of Lewisburg and James Hill of Nashville; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends...
Obituary: Geraldine Witherow Martin (12/23/09)
Geraldine Witherow Martin, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Martin was a native of Giles County. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Ruby Russell Woodard; first husband, James Witherow; second husband, Howard Pinkston; third husband, Hoyte Martin; a brother; and sisters...
Obituary: Jasper Hill (12/23/09)
Jasper Hill, 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, in Lewisburg. Mr. Hill was a member of Green Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Triune. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his parents, Arlene Jones of Lewisburg and Jasper K. ...
Obituary: Jerry Dalton Mitchell (12/23/09)
Jerry Dalton Mitchell, 82, of Taft, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Mitchell was a native of Lincoln County and was of the Baptist faith. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dalton Mitchell and Arnell Collins Mitchell, and brother, Jackie Dale Mitchell...
Obituary: Henry Albert Black (12/23/09)
Henry Albert Black, 55, of the Bodenham Community, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Black was a carpenter. He is survived by his daughter, Deshanda Pipkins Hockett of Pulaski; son, Terry Dewayne Whitaker; brothers, Frankie Ewing of Pulaski, James and Robert Black, both of Nashville, Walter and Terry Ewing, both of Lewisburg, Jimmy Ewing of Fayetteville, Will Ewing of Estill Springs, and Phillip Reed of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Obituary: Brent Erskin Garrett (12/23/09)
Mr. Brent Erskin Garrett, age 62, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at his home. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Otha Clayton and Werdna Patton Garrett, who survives. He retired from Inter-City Products as a machinist and was a member of the First United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Myron Wolaver (12/23/09)
Myron "Pap" Wolaver, 101, of the Diana Community, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Mr. Wolaver was a well-known owner and breeder of walking horses and mules. The highlight and joy of his life was hosting an annual cookout for his many friends and family to celebrate his birthday...
Obituary: Bruno Gustav Kania (12/18/09)
Bruno Gustav Kania, 80, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Kania was a native of Nordleda, Germany. He was a veteran of the United States Army, and a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a retired mechanic and machinist and was a member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: James C. Woodard (12/18/09)
James Cecil Woodard, age 65, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at his residence. A native of Bedford County, he was the son of the late Cecil Woodard and Marjorie Lucille Powell and was self-employed fencer. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents...
Obituary: L. D. Woodard Sr. (12/18/09)
L. D. Woodard Sr., 77, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Woodard was a native of Pulaski. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Bessie Adkison Woodard. He is survived by his daughter, Angel Woodard of Lewisburg; sons, Lawrence David Woodard and James Edward Woodard, both of Lewisburg, and Gary Woodard of Pulaski; brothers, Carl Woodard of Nashville and James Woodard of Lebanon; sisters, Ruth Williams, Mary Sue Russell, Magaleen Woodard, and Rebecca Weiss, all of Nashville, and Betty Woodard of Columbia; and eight grandchildren.. ...
Obituary: Judy Sanders Phifer (12/18/09)
Judy Sanders Phifer, 62, of Mooresville, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Ms. Phifer was a native of Cheatham County. She was retired from Faber Castell Corporation and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kniowlen H. and Annie B. Boyte Sanders...
Obituary: Larry Nathan Duckworth (12/16/09)
Obituary: James C. Adams (12/16/09)
James C. "Jim" Adams, 82, of the Chicagoland area and Sarasota, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. Mr. Adams was born in Lewisburg. He was a proud veteran of the Marines who spent his entire career working in the moving industry with All Chicagoland Movers and United Van Lines. He was also active in the Kiwanis...
Obituary: Vernia Bryant George (12/16/09)
Mrs. Vernia Bryant George, age 93, of Lewisburg, passed away on December 13, 2009, at her residence at Village Manor. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Ora Lee (Buchanan) and Tom Bryant. She retired from the Marshall County School System as a part of the lunch room staff. She was also a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Rebecca Sharp (12/16/09)
Rebecca "Becky" Sharp, 76, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Sharp was a native of Polk County, Tenn. She was a retired beautician and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, Taylor Garfield and Edith Lawson Howard...
Obituary: Mildred Virginia Van Horn (12/16/09)
Mildred Virginia Van Horn, 84, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Van Horn was a native of Cornersville. She was a 1946 graduate of Cornersville High School, and graduated from Martin Junior College in 1948 and magna cum laude from Birmingham Southern College in 1950. She obtained a master's degree from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1965...
Obituary: Natt Baxter Shires Jr. (12/16/09)
Mr. Natt Baxter Shires Jr., age 86, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at The Bridge of Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Spring City, TN. Mr. Shires has resided with his daughter in Spring City for the last year and a half...
Obituary: Charles Ray Tate (12/16/09)
Charles Ray Tate, 70, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Tate was a native of Marshall County. He served in the Army as an MP and was retired from ICP. He was preceded in death by his father, James Lewis Tate. He is survived by his mother, Martha Myrena Waggoner Tate; wife, Glenda McMahon Tate; daughter, Jennie (Roger) Carroll; sisters, Hilda Tankersley and Sylvia Whitsett; and brothers, Robert L. ...
Obituary: Gladys Lentz (12/16/09)
Gladys Lentz, 89, of Antioch, died Dec. 14, 2009, at StoneCrest Medical Center. Mrs. Lentz was a native of Bryant Station, Tenn. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Avery and Rosie Lee Andrews Parrish; grandson, Jerry Escue; sisters, Flossie Cullen, Nema Grissom, and Mary Becker; and brother, Clebert Parrish...
Obituary: Donna Jean Brock (12/16/09)
Donna Jean Brock, 79, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Brock was a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Frank and Edith Anderle. She was a homemaker and member of the Berean Baptist Church...
Obituary: Donald Junior "Harry" Harry (12/16/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Donald Junior "Harry" Harry, 74, of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Zion Cemetery of Jackson County, Tenn. Rev. Kerry Higgins will officiate...
Obituary: Gracie Lee Lynch Allen (12/16/09)
Gracie Lee Lynch Allen, 87, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Heritage Medical Center. Mrs. Allen was a native of Bedford County. She was a homemaker and a member of Unionville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram Edgar and Mary Ella Davis Lynch; husband, James Richard Allen; and sister, Bessie Underwood...
Public records (12/11/09)
Obituary: Emily Louise Goad Derryberry Chaffin (12/09/09)
Obituary: Dorothy Ellen Davis (12/09/09)
Dorothy Ellen Davis, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Davis was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Faber Castell and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Celia Helton Lancaster;...
Obituary: Lydle Jackson Hargrove (12/09/09)
Lydle Jackson Hargrove, 75, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, in Centennial Medical Center. Mr. Hargrove was a native of Marshall County. He was a member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and retired from Genesco and Inter City Products. He was employed by the Marshall County School Bus Garage as a handicap bus aide...
Obituary: Oden Hubert Little (12/09/09)
Oden Hubert Little, 92, of the Mount Vernon Community of Rutherford County, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in Shelbyville. Mr. Little was a native of Bedford County. He was a farmer and a retired truck driver, having retired from the State of Tennessee's Department of Transportation. He was a member of Mount Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Edward Morgan Toney (12/09/09)
Edward Morgan Toney, 47, of Monterey, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. Mr. Toney was a native of Jasper, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kirby; sister, Deborah Toney; and grandchild, Brandon. He is survived by his mother, Lillie Carver Chaffin, and stepfather, Leo Chaffin, of Eagleville; sons, Eddie Vaughn of Kentucky, and Eddie and Anthony Ford, both of Monterey, Tenn.; sisters, Ruby Dyer of Jasper and Alice Chaffin of Eagleville; brother, Ernie Chaffin of Murfreesboro; and one grandchild.. ...
Obituary: Ronelda June Crafton (12/04/09)
Mrs. Ronelda June Crafton, 68, of the Cross Keys community of Williamson County, died Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at Williamson Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethesda United Methodist Church. Preceding her in death was her father, Milton Lee Crafton, her husband James H. Crafton and a son, David Harper...
Obituary: Maj. Quenten S. Looney (Ret.) (12/04/09)
Quenten S. Looney, 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Geneva Looney, and son, James Michael Looney. He is survived by his wife, Doris Looney of Lewisburg; daughter, Patricia Mosko of Ardmore, Pa.; brothers, Morris (Marjorie) Looney of Lewisburg and Jack Looney of Cabool, Mo.; sister, Lorene Campbell of Tuscumbia, Ala.; and grandchildren, Suzanne and Peter Mosko...
Obituary: Howard Wavely Haynes (12/02/09)
Howard Wavely Haynes, 63, of Fairview, N.C., died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. Mr. Haynes was a native of Rutherford County, and was a 1964 graduate of Central High School in Murfreesboro. He was a retired appliance repairman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Howard and Mary Catherine Harper Haynes...
Obituary: Thelma Mae Rowland (12/02/09)
Thelma Mae Rowland, 90, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Rowland was a native of Trenton, Texas. She was retired from NHC Merihil Healthcare and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph M. and Pearl Starnes Austin; husband, Fred Mitchell Rowland; sister, Helen Green; and brother, J.W. Austin...
Obituary: Edwin Francis Turner Jr. (12/02/09)
Edwin Francis Turner Jr., 71, died on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at his residence in Murfreesboro, following an extended illness. Mr. Turner was a native of Detroit, Mich. As an electrical engineer for General Motors, he moved to the Lewisburg area as a member of the start-up team for the Saturn plant in Spring Hill. He was an accomplished woodworker, and an avid runner, who designed the Fitness Trail at the Saturn plant...
Obituary: Frank Sweeney (12/02/09)
Mr. Frank "Buddy" Sweeney, age 82, of Chapel Hill, TN, died Wed., Nov. 25, 2009 in Franklin, TN. A native of Marshall Co., Mr. Sweeney was a son of the late Frank Morris and Fannie Mai McAdams Sweeney. He was retired from Genesco Inc. and was a member of Promise United Methodist Church in the Holt's Corner community of Marshall Co. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sweeney was preceded in death by a brother, Will Akin Sweeney...
Obituary: Sandra Arlene Wheeler (12/02/09)
Sandra Arlene Wheeler, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at her residence. Mrs. Wheeler was a native of Austin, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the Farmington Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Margie Sanders Reese...
Obituary: Misty Ezell George (12/02/09)
Misty Ezell George, 30, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009. Mrs. George is survived by her husband, Jeremy; children, Ella, Miles and Griffin; parents, Stan and LeEllen Ezell; brothers, Ryan (Melissa) Ezell, Justin (Beth) Ezell, Houston (Sarah) Ezell; and grandparents, Miles and Linda Ezell...
Obituary: J.B. Harris (12/02/09)
J. B. "Jake" Harris of the Berlin Community, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Harris was a native of Marshall County. He was a veteran of the Army and a retired maintenance worker at Henry Horton State Park. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kenneth and Eula Alma Vaughn Harris...
Obituary: Pauline Odessa Langham (12/02/09)
Pauline Odessa Langham, 93, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Calera, Okla. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Langham of Olathe, Kan., Donald Langham of Anahuac, Texas, and Jack Langham of Calera, Okla.; daughters, Carolyn Jane Hopkins of Lewisburg and Carmeta McKnight of Calera, Okla.; brother, Jake Kimbrough of Calera, Okla.; sister, Mozelle Lewy of San Jose, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren...