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Obituaries from January 2011

Obituary: Mary Jane Church Beasley (01/28/11)
Mary Jane Church Beasley, dedicated civic volunteer, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence, Mercer Hall. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. The Columbia native was the daughter of the late Mary Anderson Church of Lewisburg and Wendell Holmes Church. She was married to the late Wally Smith Beasley...
Obituary: Wendell T. Rowland (01/26/11)
Wendell T. Rowland, 74, of the Rover Community of Bedford County, died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, surrounded by family and friends, after a brief illness. He was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Willie B. and Ruby Ghee Rowland. ...
Obituary: Jerry Wayne King (01/26/11)
Jerry Wayne King, 63, of Columbia, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A native of Marshall County, Mr. King was a son of the late Andrew and Ethel King. He was a retired roofer. Jerry's life revolved around his love and passion for the sport of coon hunting...
Obituary: James Clifford Collins (01/26/11)
James Clifford "Buddy" Collins, 74, of Nashville, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Wilburn and Gladys Collins. He was a fun-loving man, that loved football and watches and hand-held windmills, and loved life in general...
Obituary: Anita Marie Coffey (01/26/11)
Anita Marie Coffey, 80, of Portage, Ind., passed away Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. Mrs. Coffey was the daughter of the late Malvin Redd and Susan LaCouix Redd. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lawrence Coffey Sr. who died in 1996, and one sister, Shirley Lumpkins...
Obituary: Nimo Jane Patterson Perryman (01/26/11)
Nimo Jane Patterson Perryman, 90, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, following an extended illness. A native of Perry County, Mrs. Perryman was a daughter of the late Jessie and Myra Horner Patterson. She was a former recorder for the Town of Chapel Hill and retired from Forrest School as a secretary with 43 years of service. Mrs. Perryman was a member of Chapel Hill Community Ministry Church...
Obituary: Jack W. Logue (01/26/11)
Jack W. Logue, 84, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2011. Mr. Logue was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Clarence and Bertha Griffin Logue. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a retired auditor for Heil-Quaker Corp. of Lewisburg where he worked for 22 years. Mr. Logue was a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ...
Obituary: Marcus E. Tate (01/26/11)
Marcus E. "Gene" Tate, 94, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Tate was a Marshall County native and son of the late Marcus Eugene Sr. and Era Knox Fowler Tate. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation and was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mabel Ellen Richardson Rich (01/26/11)
Mabel Ellen Richardson Rich, 95, of Columbia, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Rich was born on June 20, 1915, in Giles County. She was the daughter of the late Lester Lee and Sara Thurman Richardson. Mabel was the wife of the late Fred Rich. ...
Obituary: Mary Ida Sharp King (01/21/11)
Mary Ida Sharp King, 74, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at her residence in Huntsville, Ala. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late George Clark Campbell and Ruby Christine Ashby Campbell. She was an avid doll collector, a former employee of the Sanford Corporation, and a member of the Church of Christ faith...
Obituary: Pauline Ghee Beasley (01/21/11)
Pauline Ghee Beasley, 95, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2011. Mrs. Beasley was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Will and Mattie Eady Ghee. She was a loving wife and mother, and alongside her husband, Sam, worked the family farm in Marshall and Bedford counties. Mrs. Beasley was a long-time member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church...
Obituary: William Scott Walker (01/21/11)
William "Billy" Scott Walker, 80, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Walker was a Marshall County native and son of the late Buford and Maycle Hill Walker. He was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Obituary: William Scott Walker (01/19/11)
William "Billy" Scott Walker, 80, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Williamson Medical Center. Mr. Walker was a Marshall County native and son of the late Buford and Maycle Hill Walker. He was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Obituary: Billy Lewis Hargrove (01/19/11)
Billy Lewis Hargrove, 64, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. A native of Marshall County, Mr. Hargrove was a son of the late Henry Lee Hargrove Sr. who died in 1973 and Louise Ragsdale Hargrove who survives. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and served in the Tennesee Army National Guard. Mr. Hargrove was retired from Textron Aerostructures in Nashville...
Obituary: Mary Louvenia Hatfield (01/19/11)
Mary Louvenia Hatfield, 102, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Hatfield was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Robert "Bob" and Vera Pettus London. She was retired from Faber-Castell Corporation and had been a member of Church Street Church of Christ since 1945...
Obituary: Ronald Gary Gray (01/19/11)
Ronald Gary Gray, 55, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Ronald spent most of his working career as a teacher of vocational education in the State of Tennessee's public schools. In 1997 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and made a successful fight against the disease. He suffered a second cancer that caused his death...
Obituary: Harold L. Fuller (01/19/11)
Harold L. "Buster" Fuller, 90, of Chapel Hill, died Friday morning, Jan. 14, 2011, in Chapel Hill. Mr. Fuller was a son of the late Harold and Ocia Lee Barnes Fuller. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and in 1985 retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Parks and Recreation as a construction supervisor. ...
Obituary: Verna Davis (01/19/11)
Verna Davis, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg. Mrs. Davis was a native of Toney, Ala. and daughter of the late Calvin Edward and Alma Carter Travis. She was retired from the Genesco Corporation. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 318, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Baptist Church...
Obituary: Frida King Newbill (01/19/11)
Frida King Newbill, 90, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Mrs. Newbill was a native of Gleason, Tenn. and daughter of the late Jack Calvert and Lucille Hopper King. She was retired and was a member of the Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three sons, Ralph Dean Newbill, and twins, Larry and Jerry Newbill; and her husband, William Junior Newbill, in 2000...
Obituary: Patrick Michael Evener (01/19/11)
Patrick Michael Evener, 53, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Evener was a son of the late George Joseph and Loretta Mae Doran Evener. Patrick was a wonderful man of God and a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who loved to sing, play golf and fish...
Obituary: Rita Davis (01/14/11)
Rita Davis, 80, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Davis was a Petersburg native and daughter of the late Carl Dee and Vivia Taylor Renegar. She was a homemaker and member of the East Commerce Baptist Church...
Obituary: Myrtle Ruth House Garrett (01/14/11)
Myrtle Ruth House Garrett, 89, of the Yell Community, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. God called home a very special person who will be missed by many but never forgotten. Mrs. Garrett was a native of Athens, Ala. and daughter of the late Shirley Houston and Maggie Liles House. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Yell Church of Christ...
Obituary: Philip Ray Garrett (01/14/11)
Philip Ray Garrett, 51, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late James Lester and Melba Grace McKinney Garrett. He was a former employee of Dole Refrigeration. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Garrett...
Tribute: Are there tennis courts in heaven? (01/12/11)
On New Year's Eve, Claudia was anxiously awaiting a black-tie concert with Itzhak Perlman at the newly opened Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Because we were also celebrating our thirty-sixth anniversary, I promised myself that, at least on this occasion, I would refrain from sleeping through the performance. ...
Obituary: Charles Malcom Reese (01/12/11)
Charles Malcom Reese, 87, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at his home. Mr. Reese was a native of Moore County, and son of the late Willie G. and Elizabeth Petty Reese. He was a barber for over 50 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He also served his country in the Army...
Obituary: Tracey Sellars (01/12/11)
Tracey Sellars, 43, of the Laws Hill Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. Mr. Sellars was born in Rutherford County and was a former steel worker and was an avid NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Sellars is survived by his wife, Amber Sellars of Laws Hill; mother, Sue Sellars of Laws Hill; father, James Kelton Sellars Jr. ...
Obituary: B.M. Chapman (01/12/11)
B. M. Chapman, 95, of Tullahoma, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. A native of Marshall County, he was the son of the late Robert Monroe and Sally Rambo Chapman. He was a retired machinist at AEDC and a member of the Hickerson Station Church of Christ...
Obituary: Rev. Aubrey Lee Knois Sr. (01/12/11)
Rev. Aubrey Lee Knois Sr., 80, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Lewisburg. Rev. Knois was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late Wilkie D. and Alta Mai Wilson Knois. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, having retired after 21 years, serving in both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War and being stationed in Germany. ...
Obituary: Philip Ray Garrett (01/12/11)
Philip Ray Garrett, 51, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home. Mr. Garrett was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late James Lester and Melba Grace McKinney Garrett. He was a former employee of Dole Refrigeration. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Garrett...
Obituary: Monte Osteen (01/12/11)
Monte Osteen, USAF Retired and Vietnam Veteran, 73, of Orlando, Fla., passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, from complications of a six-year battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Born Jan. 4, 1938 in Caney Spring, to the late Kermit and Elizabeth Osteen, he retired a decorated veteran from the U.S. ...
Obituary: Wilma Gower (01/07/11)
Wilma Gower, 90, of Athens, Ala., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Gower was a native of Delina, and daughter of the late Will and Lillie Haislip Layne. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Smith Gower; son, Carey "Bay" Gower; and daughter, Janice Richardson...
Obituary: Joe D. Green (01/07/11)
Joe D. Green, 62, husband of Judy Carol (Teeples) Green and a resident of Hardison Street in Columbia, passed away at the home of his son on Wilson School Road in Chapel Hill on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, with his family by his side. Funeral services for Mr. Green were held in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 3, with Rev. Eddie Rogers officiating. Interment followed at Harper Cemetery in Chapel Hill...
Obituary: Mary Lou Anderson (01/05/11)
Mary Lou Anderson, 71, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Anderson was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Jack and Annie Brown James Cook. She was formerly employed with the Farmers Bank and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ...
Obituary: Earl Wayne Fralix (01/05/11)
Earl Wayne Fralix, 62, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Fralix was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Earl and Jennie Mae Henson Fralix. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Rosie Rivers Fralix of Pulaski; step-daughter, Semone Houston of Pulaski; three sisters, Mildred Flores of Lewisburg, Bessie Russell of Pulaski, and Peggy Osborne of Lynnville; three brothers, Johnny Fralix and Jerry Fralix, both of Lynnville, and Terry Fralix of Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Ed Sulcer of Lynnville.. ...
Obituary: Ruth Eady (01/05/11)
Ruth Eady, 80, of Estill Springs, formerly of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Nashville. Mrs. Eady was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Josephine Wilson Davis. She retired after 24 years as a registered nurse. ...
Obituary: Clemmie Wathenia Harris (01/05/11)
Mrs. Clemmie Wathenia Harris, age 93, died Dec. 30, 2010, at NHC Merihil Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late John Lee and Gertie Hightower of Marshall County. She was a member of Greater First Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess. She was married to the late Frank Elbert Harris in 1936...
Obituary: Arnold Woodhams Jr. (01/05/11)
Arnold "Arnie" Woodhams Jr., 53, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, following an accident in Maury County. Mr. Woodhams was a native of St. Johns, Mich. and son of the late Arnold Woodhams Sr. and Betty Cleland Woodhams. He was employed with General Motors Assembly and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church...
Obituary: Palmer Fuller (01/05/11)
Palmer Fuller, 69, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Fuller was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Cecil Payton and Myrtle Irene Dalton Fuller. He was retired from Inter City Products and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...