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Obituaries from February 2011

Obituary: Clyde R. Dunnavant (02/25/11)
Clyde R. Dunnavant, 71, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Heritage Medical Center, Mr. Dunnavant was a native of Giles County, the son of the late David and Ozell Tatum Dunnavant. He was a retired machine operator for Sanford Pencil Company...
Obituary: Sally Ann Wright (02/23/11)
Sally Ann Wright, 61, of Petersburg, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. Wright was a native of New Haven, Conn. and daughter of the late Walter James and Alma Miller Linsley. She was a housewife and member of the First Baptist Church of Petersburg...
Obituary: Alma Newcomb Rummage (02/23/11)
Alma Newcomb Rummage, 80, of Wartrace, formerly of Murfreesboro, died Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2011, in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Rummage was born in Williamson County and was a daughter of the late Robert and Opal Vaughn Newcomb. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: Robert Samuel Pickle Sr. (02/23/11)
Robert Samuel Pickle Sr., 52, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Burn Center in Nashville. Born in Bedford County, he was the son of Mary Jane Pickle and the late Charles "Bud" Pickle, and was preceded in death by his sister, Freda Pickle. ...
Obituary: Forrest Ward Sr (02/23/11)
Forrest Ward Sr., 89, of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Giles County, he was the son of the late Mary Pratt Ward and Duncan Ward. He was a retired employee of Faber-Castell Corporation and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg...
Obituary: Dan Pate (02/23/11)
Dan Pate, 69, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Andalusia, Ala., Mr. Pate was a son of the late William Belton and Sarah Lee Smith Pate. Dan was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War and was a retired computer operator. ...
Obituary: Joe Fielding Lee Jr. (02/18/11)
Joe Fielding Lee Jr., 75, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Lee was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Joe Fielding Sr. and Clara Toseland Lee. He is survived by one sister, Wanda Ledbetter of Lewisburg; niece, Amy (Scott) Sumners of Spring Hill; nephew, Keith (Lauren) Ledbetter of Lewisburg; and caregiver, Judy Haynes of Verona...
Obituary: John Walker (02/18/11)
John Walker, 55, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, in Nashville. Mr. Walker was born in Davidson County and was a son of the late Charles Edward and Mary Louise Hood Walker. He was a self-employed plumber and nurseryman. Mr. Walker was a member of the former Chapel Hill Church of God...
Obituary: Helen Curtis Hopper (02/18/11)
Helen Curtis Hopper, 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at NHC-Healthcare in Franklin. She was the daughter of the late William Charles Curtis and Mildred Brownlow Curtis and the wife of the late Dr. Charles T. Hopper Survivors include her son, Curtis C. Hopper and his wife Mary Ellen; one granddaughter, Carolyn Marie Hopper; two sisters, Marie C. Brewer and Edith C. Francis; and a multitude of nieces and nephews...
Obituary: David William Smith Sr. (02/18/11)
David William Smith Sr., 65, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Maury Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Flora Lee Miller and Willie P. Gibson. He was a Tennessee Walking Horses employee. He is preceded in death by his brother, Michael Morrison, and son, Justin Bishop...
Obituary: Rose Scott Kennon (02/16/11)
Rose Scott Kennon, a long-time resident of Nashville, passed away after an extended stay at Somerfield Health Center in Brentwood. Mrs. Kennon, the daughter of Callie and Frank Scott, was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 2, 1916. She and her husband were members of Brentwood Baptist Church and long-standing members of Richland Country Club. In 1949 she and her husband founded Kennon Construction, which continued in operation until his death in 2009...
Obituary: Beulah Elmore Beech (02/16/11)
Beulah Elmore Beech, 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, in Shelbyville. Mrs. Beech was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Arthur H. and Gertrude Mae Brown Elmore. She was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church near Shelbyville...
Obituary: Myrta Virginia Perry (02/11/11)
Obituary: Billy Wayne Childress (02/11/11)
Billy Wayne Childress, 61, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Childress was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Harry Childress and Louise Brown Childress of Lewisburg. He was a farmer. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Linda Fay Childress of Lewisburg; one son, Scottie Childress of Lewisburg; two daughters, Jerri Lyn Childress-Moore of Lewisburg and Janette Childress of Mt. ...
Obituary: Nadean Coyle Humbles (02/09/11)
Nadean Coyle Humbles, 70, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, in Northside Hospital. Mrs. Humbles was a Marshall County native and daughter of the late Eloit and Robbie McAdams Coyle. She was retired as an accounts supervisor with Railcar Management. She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Obituary: Stanley Wayne Moore (02/09/11)
Stanley Wayne Moore, 60, of Lewisburg, formerly of Austin, and Graham, Texas, passed away Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Maury Regional Hospital. Stanley was a pawnbroker and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Frank and Katherine Bromley Moore; son, J.W. "Dubs" Moore; and stepson, Calvin Harris...
Obituary: Nancy Jewell Leverette (02/09/11)
Nancy Jewell Leverette, 74, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, in Vanderbilt Medical Center. Mrs. Leverette was a native of Giles County, and daughter of the late Ben and Myrtle Lewis Luna. She was retired from Sanford Corporation and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Obituary: William Mark Whitaker (02/09/11)
William Mark Whitaker, 90, of Petersburg passed away Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Lincoln Medical Center. He was a native of Marshall County, and the son of the late Holland Benjamen and Mary Gillespie Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker was retired from the Department of OEO, a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II and a member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church. ...
Obituary: Billye Bryant McConnelle (02/09/11)
Billye Bryant McConnelle, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin Baxter Bryant and Jennie Maude Walker Bryant. She was married to the late Oscar McConnelle who died in 2001 and the late Robert "Bob" Loyd who died in 2007...
Obituary: Lottie Mae Jones Chapman (02/09/11)
Lottie Mae Jones Chapman, 90, of Cartersville, Ga., died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Chapman was born in Shelbyville on Aug. 12, 1920, and was the daughter of Ilie Albert and Beulah Belle Haskins Jones. She was educated in the public schools of Marshall County and worked for the telephone company during World War II. She was of the Baptist faith, and had been a Cartersville resident since 1972...
Obituary: Marvolyn Ann Liggett (02/09/11)
Marvolyn Ann Liggett, 80, of Smyrna, formerly of Lewisburg, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Eddie Marvin Pruitt and Maggie Shaw Pruitt. She was a former employee of Heil Quaker Corporation as an office manager and was a member of the Presbyterian faith...
Obituary: Harold Daniels (02/09/11)
Harold Daniels, 82, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home following an extended illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Mr. Daniels was born in Maury County and was a son of the late Clarence Filmore and Nelle Hardy Daniels. ...
Obituary: Rena Belle Coble Pruitt (02/09/11)
Rena Belle Coble Pruitt, 99, of Nashville, formerly of Cornersville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Pruitt was a Marshall County native and daughter of the late Henry Harrison and Myrtle Louise Rone Coble. She was a homemaker and member of the Cornersville Church of Christ...
Obituary: Frances Vestal Brintle (02/09/11)
Frances Vestal Brintle, 100, of Barstow, Calif., formerly of Cornersville, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Brintle was a native of Maury County, and daughter of the late Maury Petway Sr. and May Eugenia Sowell Vestal. She taught school for many years at Cornersville High School and retired while teaching in the Davidson County School System. ...
Obituary: Ronald Shelton (02/04/11)
Ronald Shelton, 58, of Lewisburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his residence. Mr. Shelton was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Lonell and Bessie Ellis Shelton. He was a machine operator for Trison Coatings and was a member of the Petersburg East Side Church of Christ...
Obituary: Mildred Tennison Rich (02/04/11)
Mildred Tennison Rich went home to be with her Lord early Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2011. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Rich, and her parents, Sam and Hazel Tennison. Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Lou Ann Cardwell and Betty Stewart; their husbands, Bob Cardwell and Tom Stewart; her sister, Myrta V. ...
Obituary: Dr. Ralph E. Hitt (02/04/11)
Dr. Ralph E. Hitt died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1923, to James Lafayette and Josephine Meredith Hitt in Savannah, Tenn. He was educated at Tennessee State Teachers College and Vanderbilt University, receiving his doctorate from Vanderbilt in 1951. ...
Obituary: Korley Elizabeth Davis (02/04/11)
Korley Elizabeth Davis, 11, of the Wheel Community, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Korley was born Feb. 4, 1999, in Murfreesboro. The daughter of Donald and Becky Davis was a 6th grade student at Liberty School and was an avid sports fan even though she was unable to participate because of her health. This past basketball season she was chosen as Liberty School's only 6th grade homecoming attendant. She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church...
Obituary: Jimmy Wayne Purdom (02/04/11)
Jimmy Wayne Purdom, 71, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg. Mr. Purdom was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Jessie Herman and Eula Lee Dockery Purdom. He was a retired machinist with Cosmolab for 43 years. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Elizabeth Collins Purdom of Lewisburg; two daughters, Malinda (Gerald) Pollock of Lewisburg and Patty (Frank) Ulrich of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Ricky (Cheryl) Purdom of Knoxville and Phillip Purdom of Lewisburg; three sisters, Jessie Lee Gipson, Jessie Marie Hargrove, and Mary Ann Linsyer, all of Lewisburg; and two brothers, Ronnie Purdom of Shelbyville and Jessie Herman Purdom of Knoxville; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Obituary: Joan Petty Hicks (02/02/11)
Joan Petty Hicks, 62, of Tullahoma, passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at her residence. Mrs. Hicks was born in Lewisburg to Roy A. and Maxine Bentle Petty, and was a graduate of Marshall County High School. She attended Belmont University before graduating from Tennessee Tech in 1971. Mrs. Hicks taught school in Knox County, Nashville, and Cookeville before settling in Tullahoma where she taught at West Middle School from 1981 to 1994. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church...
Obituary: Mildred Tennison Rich (02/02/11)
Mildred Tennison Rich went home to be with her Lord early Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2011. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Rich, and her parents, Sam and Hazel Tennison. Mildred is survived by her two daughters, Lou Ann Cardwell and Betty Stewart; their husbands, Bob Cardwell and Tom Stewart; her sister, Myrta V. ...
Obituary: Mildred Elaine Williams Davis (02/02/11)
Mildred Elaine Williams Davis was born on June 1, 1917, in Marshall County and died on Jan. 27, 2011, in Maryville, Tenn. at the age of 93. Mrs. Davis was a beautiful, unique woman and everyone who knew her has a story to tell. She was buried at Lone Oak Cemetery alongside her husband, parents and extended family...
Obituary: Christine Wilson Perryman (02/02/11)
Christine Wilson Perryman, 92, of Chapel Hill, died Friday evening, Jan. 28, 2011, in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Perryman was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Homer and Cora Day Taylor Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church in Chapel Hill...
Obituary: Louise Hardison Cochran (02/02/11)
Louise Hardison Cochran, 102, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Chesley E. Hardison and Margaret Musgrave Hardison. She was a member of the Marshall County Retired Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg...