Obituaries from March 2010
Obituary: Deborah Viola Glover Barnes
Deborah Viola Glover "Debbie" Barnes, 55, of Pulaski, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mrs. Barnes was born in Marshall County. She loved fishing and crocheting, and was a former line operator for Frito-Lay Company...
Obituary: James Mitchell Willliams
James Mitchell Williams, 81, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, in the Nevada State Veterans Home in Boulder City, Nev. Mr. Williams was born in Cornersville. He had a 25-year career as a Senior Master Sgt. in the U. S. Air Force, followed by a 20-year career with the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas. He was a "ray of sunshine" to those around him, always maintaining a positive outlook...
Obituary: Robert Frank Deason
Robert Frank Deason, 83, of Rogersville, Ala., died Thursday, March 25, 2010. Mr. Deason was the owner-operator of Deason Grain Company for 37 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Deason, and stepdaughter, Kathy Gipson. He is survived by his wife, Martha Deason of Rogersville; daughter, Beverly (Al) Hammons of Unionville; stepson, Tommy (Vickie) Dowling of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Obituary: Elizabeth Pearl Roberts
Elizabeth Pearl Roberts, 75, of Verona, died Friday, March 26, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Roberts was a native of Athens, Ala. She was a nurse for 26 years and retired from Cosmolab. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fate Troy and Tera Williams Hobson, and husband, Paul E. Roberts...
Obituary: Marie Compton Harris
Marie Compton Harris, 88, of Dickson, formerly of Nashville, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Dickson Health Care. Mrs. Harris was born in Coeburn, Va. She had a love of art and was a most talented artist. She was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Charles Wayne Lunsford
Charles Wayne Lunsford, 54, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Lunsford was a native of Giles County. He was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward Lunsford and Lucille Agent. He is survived by one daughter, Holly Lunsford, and one son, Eric Lunsford, both of Lewisburg; and two grandchildren, Liana Moon Harden and Taylor Jade Jett. ...
Obituary: Harris Randal Baxter
Harris Randal Baxter, 85, of Old Hickory, formerly of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Odyssey Health Care. Mr. Baxter was a native of Marshall County. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamilton Harris and Bessie Fox Baxter, and brother, William Edwin "Hamp" Baxter...
Obituary: Thelma Jones
Thelma Jones, 60, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at NHC in Lewisburg. Ms. Jones professed her love for the Lord and became a member of Ransom Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church at an early age. She graduated from Jones Training School in Lewisburg and later became a beautician...
Obituary: Barbara Crutcher
Barbara Crutcher, 62, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Crutcher was born in Williamson County. She was retired from Cosmolab, Inc. of Lewisburg and was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Finchum Curtis...
Obituary: Selma Loyd Fowler Church
Selma Loyd Fowler Church, 89, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 22, 2010, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Church was a native of Marshall County. She was a former manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lish and Maude Wade Fowler; husband, Tommy Church; three brothers, Tell, Odis, and Herman Fowler; and four sisters, Lois Higdon, Maple Braden McKelvey, Vera Parks, and Mae McKelvey...
Obituary: Joan Kekich
Joan Kekich, 82, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at NHC Oakwood, following an extended illness. Mrs. Kekich was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. She found her happiness in being a homemaker and caring for her family. She was a Jehovah's Witness who truly enjoyed studying her Bible and sharing her faith with others. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved flowers and working in the garden...
Obituary: Bro. Claud V. Roberts
Bro. Claud V. Roberts, 73, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, in Lewisburg. Bro. Roberts was born in Marshall County. He served in the United States Army and was a retired tool and die engineer with Cummins Diesel of Indiana. Bro. Roberts was a retired pastor of Belfast Baptist Church and presently was a member of Farmington Baptist Church. He was also past master of Camon Lodge #343 F&AM, Clifford, Ind...
Obituary: Joe Phillip Boaz
Joe Phillip Boaz, 59, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Mr. Boaz was raised in his childhood home of Parsons, Tenn. He was a graduate of Union University. In 1989 he moved his family to Lewisburg, where he continued as a dedicated member and deacon of the First Assembly of God for over 20 years. He served for 30 years in the Army National Guard Reserves, where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. He also worked for the state of Tennessee as a bank examiner for 23 years...
Obituary: Ivie Lou Smith
Ivie Lou Smith, 76, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Smith was a native of Chapel Hill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Harmon and Lou Emma Wright Griggs; brothers, Otis and Ewing Griggs; and one nephew...
Obituary: Marie Davis Coggin
Marie Davis Coggin, 83, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at AdamsPlace in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Coggin was a native of Marshall County and a graduate of Cornersville High School. She was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and most recently attended the AdamsPlace Church of Christ services. She was a loving and Christian wife, mother, and friend...
Obituary: Judy Lynn Forlines
Judy Lynn Forlines, 66, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, March 11, 2010, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Julia Gerchak; sister, Pat Balazs; and son-in-law, Jeremy Ferguson. She is survived by three siblings, Carol Horansky, Joanne Steirer and Dave Gerchak; and two children, Christine (Jeff) Poss and Eugene (Dawn) Forlines. ...
Obituary: Sarah L. Fisher
Sarah L. Fisher, 73, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her father, Pamla Woods; husband, William "Big Boy" Fisher; and son, Douglas Keith Oglesby. She is survived by her mother, Bertha Lee Oglesby, and sisters, Vanessa Oglesby and Mary Leen Oglesby, all of Nashville; sons, William Eugene Oglesby of Eagleville, James Walker Oglesby of Chapel Hill, and William Michael Fisher of Columbia; brother, Johnny Oglesby of Columbia; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.. ...
Obituary: Agnes Wakefield
Agnes Wakefield, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, in Alive Hospice of Nashville. Mrs. Wakefield was a native of Lake Charles, La. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myers and Mary Guillory Peloquin, and husband, James Walter Wakefield...
Obituary: John Everette McCord Jr.
John Everette McCord Jr., 83, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. McCord was a native of Marshall County. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired from Inter City Products and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Sarah Elizabeth Pauline Odom
Sarah Elizabeth Pauline Odom, 95, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 8, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Odom was a native of Cannon County. She was a member of Burt Baptist Church, and was retired from Colonial Corp. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Mack Todd and Stella Emmaline Williams Todd, and husband, Raleigh Thomas Odom...
Obituary: Donald Lewis Patterson
Donald Lewis Patterson, 69, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Patterson was a native of McNairy County. He was a graduate of California State University and was a Quality Control Engineer with Teledyne Inc. He was a veteran of the Navy and a member of Friendship Baptist Church at Culleoka...
Obituary: Mary Frances Neill
Mary Frances Neill, 70, of Holly Springs, Miss., formerly of the Caney Spring Community of Marshall County, died Friday, March 5, 2010, in Southhaven, Miss. Mrs. Neill was born in Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a retired registered nurse. Mrs. Neill was a member of Middlesettlement United Methodist Church and was a former member of Caney Spring and Berea United Methodist Churches, both in Marshall County...
Obituary: Jeffrey Lee Cheeves
Jeffrey Lee Cheeves, 48, died Monday, March 8, 2010, in Manchester, from injuries in an automobile accident. Mr. Cheeves was a native of Marshall County. He was employed by HeathCo Corporation, and was a member of Bethbirei Presbyterian Church. He was an avid University of Tennessee fan and coached youth baseball in Lewisburg...
Obituary: Polly Clary
Polly Clary, 90, of the Scotts Community of Marshall County, died Friday, March 5, 2010 in Franklin. Mrs. Clary was born in Williamson County. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathaniel Allen and Willie Dean Ozburn Warren; husband, William Clarence "Bud" Clary Sr; and sons, William Clarence "Bill" Clary Jr. and Sonny Graham...
Obituary: Vickie Dianne Marlin Yowell
Vickie Dianne Marlin Yowell, 52, of Thompson's Station, formerly of Lynnville, died Monday, March 8, 2010. Mrs. Yowell was a member of Old Hope Church of Christ, and was a former employee of Baird-Ward Printing Company. She is survived by her husband, W. ...
Obituary: Gladys Aline Anderson
Gladys Aline Anderson, 93, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Anderson was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of Lewisburg First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Locke Sr. and Bessie Witt Locke;...
Obituary: Mattie Louise Nix
Mattie Louise Nix, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Nix was a native of Giles County. She was retired from Marshall Manufacturing Co. and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Dunnivant and Louella Mae Roberts Dunnivant; brothers, Robert, John, G. H. and J. B. Dunnivant; and sisters, Virginia Watkins, Polly Edwards, and Christine Edwards...
Obituary: Kenneth Wheeler Sr.
Kenneth Wheeler Sr., 64, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at his residence in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Wheeler was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from the railroad industry, having worked for the Louisville & Nashville RR, Seaboard Coast Line and CSX.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W. R. Wheeler and Juanita Mae Fishburn Wheeler.
He is survived by his sons, Andrew (Peggy) Robertson of Smyrna and Patrick Wheeler of Murfreesboro; daughter, Tracy Sivels of Murfreesboro; four grandsons; and two granddaughters.
Memorial services for Mr. Wheeler were held Tuesday, March 2, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Thomas Brown Sumners officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN or the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN.
You may view Mr. Wheeler's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.
Obituary: Recardo J. Simpson
Recardo J. Simpson, 62, passed on Monday, March 1, in Detroit, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Karen McCain; daughter, Janelle Hill and son-in-law, Contonio Hill of Detroit; and three grandchildren. Loved ones by marriage include Mrs. Willa Richardson of Lewisburg; and Pam Hill, Therron Hill and Contonio Hill of Detroit, and Gary Hill Jr. of Columbus, Ohio...
Obituary: Marcia Garrett Farrar
Marcia Garrett Farrar, 86, former Columbia resident, died Wednesday, March 3, at her residence in Palm City, Fla. where she made her home for many years. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Wendell Robinson officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements...
Obituary: Elizabeth Hill Murrell
Ms. Elizabeth Hill Murrell (Baby Sister) died Saturday, February 27, 2010, in Forrest, Miss. She was born in Lewisburg to the late Fred and Johnella Hill of Lewisburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Murrell, brother Fred Hill and sister Margaret Hill Hardiman. ...
Obituary: Jerrel Wayne Jeter
Mr. Jerrel Wayne Jeter, age 42 of Nashville passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Vanderbilt University, Medical Center, Nashville, TN. A Marshall County native, he was the son of Thomas Jerrel Jeter and step-mother Carol Jeter, his mother Mary Sue Green and step-father Jimmy Lee Green all of Lewisburg, TN. His paternal grandparents Thomas Brown and Mary Katherine Jeter preceded him in death...
Obituary: Ethel Cortner Prosser
Ethel Cortner Prosser, 93, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, in Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Mrs. Prosser was a native of Bedford County. She was retired from Henry Horton State Park Restaurant and was a member of Southside Church of Christ...
Obituary: Jean Fitzgerald
Jean Fitzgerald, 78, of Lewisburg, formerly of the Milltown Community of Marshall County, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at her residence after an extended illness. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born in Maury County. She was a homemaker and retired in 1993 from Cosmolab...
Obituary: Essie Beech Baugher
Essie Beech Baugher, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, in St. Thomas Hospital. Mrs. Baugher was a native of Lincoln County. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. On Jan. 21, 2010, her husband of 49 years, Bruce Dorris Baugher, died...
Obituary: Bobby Lee Whitehead
Bobby Lee Whitehead, 55, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Whitehead was a native of Marshall County. He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odie Sr. and Dorothy Chilton Whitehead; sister, Flossie Mae Whitehead; brother, Ronnie Whitehead; and grandson, Douglas James VanOrden III...
Obituary: Mary Belle Sharp Petty
Mary Belle Sharp Petty, 81, of Tullahoma, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Monday, March 1, 2010, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Mrs. Petty was a native of Decaturville, Tenn. She was a retired supervisor with Cosmolab and was a member of the Church of Christ...