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Obituaries from February 2012

Kenneth A. Salyers (02/29/12)
Kenneth A. Salyers, 59, of Petersburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Vanderbilt Hospital. He retired as a First Sergeant from the United States Army after 20 years of service and was an employee of Walker Die Casting in Lewisburg. He is survived by his wife, Gail Salyers; son David (Donna) Salyers; daughter Antonia Drake; stepchildren, Jennifer Nole and Danielle Uland; grandchildren, Tyler Salyers and Kayla Salyers; and a sister, Connie Schneid of Wisconsin...
Thomas Russell Finley (02/29/12)
Thomas Russell Finley, 90, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mr. Finley was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late Tillman and Rebecca Ellis Finley. Before his retirement, he was a supervisor with Faber Castell Corporation. He was a member of Church Street Church of Christ...
Mary White (02/29/12)
Mary White, 87, of Chapel Hill, died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Knoxville. Mrs. White was born in Marshall County, and was a daughter of the late John and Bessie White. She was a member of the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church and involved in the VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion, and the Chapel Hill Business and Professional Women's Association...
Vicki Lynn McCall Garrett (02/29/12)
Vicki Lynn McCall Garrett, 61, of Powder Springs, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. She was a daughter of Geneva McCall Bolton. Mrs. Garrett was a housewife and stay-at-home mom before returning to school at Kennesaw State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in business management. She then worked as a manager at Bolton Furniture and devoted her free time to her two children and her grandchildren...
Betty Brown (02/29/12)
Betty Brown, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. A native of West Liberty, Iowa, Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late DeWayne and Alice Zinkula Smith and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Hunter Brown of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Felicia Brown of Murfreesboro and Eleanor Sholl of Texas; two sons, Benji Brown of Nashville and Zach Brown of Clarksville; a brother, Maynard Smith of Iowa City, Iowa; and a grandchild, Josh Peterson of New Mexico...
Donald Davis (02/29/12)
Donald Davis, 70, of Hickory Circle, Lewisburg, passed away at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg on Thursday, February 23, 2012. A native of Belding, Mich., he was a diesel mechanic with Star Trucking. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, along with many brothers and sisters...
Robert M. Howard (02/29/12)
Robert M. "Bubba" Howard, 71, of College Grove, died Sunday evening, Feb. 26, 2012, in Nashville. Mr. Howard was born in Williamson County and was a son of the late Robert Anderson and Leslie Pauline Cole Howard. He was a retired licensed plumber and was a member of the Shelby Avenue Baptist Church in Nashville...
Delores Hooten Ray (02/24/12)
Delores Hooten Ray, 71, of Mobile Ala., passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at Infirmary West Long Term Care Facility in Mobile, Ala. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Mary Hale Hoffman and William Calvin Hooten. She was retired from Kmart department stores and was a homemaker...
Walter Porter (02/24/12)
Walter Porter, 76, Petersburg, died Monday at Marshall Medical Center. Andrew and Mary Porter's son belonged to New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He's preceded in death by son Marvin Martin and siblings Henry Lee, Fred, George Homer, Charles Edward, Hattie Bell Porter, Eddie Boleyjack, Mary Hall Porter, Thelma Hill...
Joyce Bizzell (02/24/12)
Joyce Bizzell, 70, of Dickson, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 in Dickson. Mrs. Bizzell was a daughter of the late Denzel Byron and Mabel Turner Cotton. She was a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ and a retired housekeeper for the VA Hospital...
Herbert Cunningham (02/24/12)
Herbert Cunningham, 59, of the Rover Community of Bedford County, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Cunningham was born in Rutherford County and was the owner/operator of Herbert's Transmission Service in the Rover Community. He was a member of Old Lebanon United Methodist Church...
Andy Lee Brown (02/22/12)
Andy Lee Brown, 39, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, at his residence. A native of Bedford County, he was the son of Patricia Ann Chunn Rightmire and the late Jerry Wayne Brown. He was employed in construction work. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his father...
Dennis Wayne Burlison (02/22/12)
Dennis Wayne Burlison, 50, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Burlison was born in Columbia, and was the owner of the former Burlison Chapel Hill Floor Covering in Chapel Hill. He attended Caney Spring Baptist Church in the Caney Spring Community...
B.W. Clift (02/22/12)
B.W. Clift, 89, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mr. Clift was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Bunyan Wright and Maggie Woodward Clift. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier in Cornersville for 28 years, manager for the City of Cornersville for several years, and was a well-known carpenter. He was a member of the Cornersville United Methodist Church...
Ena Marie Shelton Bradford (02/15/12)
Ena Marie Shelton Bradford, 91, of Fayetteville. passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2012, at Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Burlie Steelman Shelton. Mrs. Bradford worked for the Lincoln County School Systems, and was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church...
Christine V. Eady (02/15/12)
Christine V. Eady, 83, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday morning, Feb. 11, 2012, in Columbia. Mrs. Eady was born in Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Malcolm Patterson and Bessie Viola Hardison Harris. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of Genesco Corp. of Chapel Hill. Mrs. Eady was a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ...
Mary Louise Haynes Blackwell (02/15/12)
Mary Louise Haynes Blackwell, 86, of the Holts Corner Community, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Mary Louise was the daughter of the late George and Annie Cole Haynes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Bob Blackwell, and an infant daughter...
Birdie Warren Coble (02/15/12)
Birdie Warren Coble, 95, passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 12, 2012, at her home in Village Manor in Lewisburg. Birdie was born in Scuba, Miss., the daughter of Felix Eugene and Birdie Morrison Warren. She was married for 61 years to W.H. "Bill" Coble Sr. who preceded her in death in 1999. Together, Bill and Birdie owned and operated the Lewisburg Western Auto Store for over 40 years, later retiring in Okeechobee, Fla., for 20 years, before returning to Lewisburg...
Steven Roy Snell (02/15/12)
Steven Roy Snell, 58, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Auburntown, Tenn. following a lengthy illness. Mr. Snell was born in Denver, Colo. and was a truck driver. He served in the United States Air Force during the Desert Storm campaign. Steven was a true man of God, a fabulous husband and a wonderful son and father...
William Allen Wise (02/15/12)
William Allen "Bill" Wise, 87, of Hickory Street, Albertville, Ala., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Marshall Medical Center South. Mr. Wise was born near Lewisburg on Dec. 31, 1924. He was drafted into the Army while still in high school in 1943. He became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne division and was injured in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. ...
Betty Sue Agle-Norton (02/10/12)
Betty Sue Agle-Norton, 53, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. A native of Flint, Mich., Mrs. Agle-Norton was a daughter of Arnold Agle and the late Pearl Agle. She was a retired assembly worker with General Motors. She is survived by her husband, Matthew Norton of Chapel Hill; three daughters, Nicole Thomason of Tullahoma, Kimberly Broughman of Jackson, Mich. ...
Sylvia Faye Johnson (02/08/12)
Sylvia Faye Johnson, 68, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Marshall County, she was a retired pencil factory worker. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy Christine Polly and Wallace Woodson Murray. One sister, Patricia Gail Agent, one son, Christopher Keith Clark, and grandson, William Keith Edmiston, also preceded her in death...
Martha Elizabeth Bowden Wiles (02/08/12)
Martha Elizabeth Bowden Wiles, 100, of Memphis, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, after a brief illness. Martha was born in Lewisburg. She married her high school sweetheart, Paul Wiles, and they settled in Memphis. Together they established Wiles Drug Store on Union Avenue. ...
Donna Gail McMillin Burns (02/08/12)
Donna Gail McMillin Burns, 61, of Lewisburg, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center, Columbia. Mrs. Burns was a native of Lincoln County, a member of Medium Methodist Church at Delina, and a factory worker. She was the daughter of the late Curtis L. McMillin and Fannie Fanning...
Ruth Gillespie Hastings (02/08/12)
Ruth Gillespie Hastings, 85, of Nashville, formerly of the Berlin Community, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Bethany Health and Rehab Center. Ms. Hastings was a native of Maury County, and daughter of the late Bob and Lillian Gray Gillespie. She was retired from the State of Tennessee Revenue Department and was a member of the Berlin Methodist Church...
Billy Bryant (02/08/12)
Billy Bryant, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at his residence in Lewisburg. The Marshall County native was the son of the late Carroll Monroe Bryant and Bessie Margaret Lee Bryant. He was a 1969 graduate of Marshall County High School and a 1971 graduate of the Vanderbilt Radiologic Technology program. ...
Eva Castella Hamlet (02/03/12)
Eva Castella Hamlet, 92, formerly of Cornersville, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, in Cook County, Ill. She was the eldest child of the late John and Mattie Christine Mitchell. She moved to Detroit, Mich. in the 1940s and worked for The Chrysler Corporation for 40 years...
Omar A. Boyce (02/03/12)
Omar A. Boyce, 56, of the Wheel Community, passed early Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012, at Alive Hospice of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville after an extended illness. A native of Bedford County, Mr. Boyce was a farrier by trade and was a member of Victory Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Hershel Byron Boyce who passed in 1973 and Myrtle Perryman Boyce who passed in 2006...
Thomas Hale Hawkins III (02/01/12)
Lewisburg businessman Thomas Hale "Tommy" Hawkins III died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Jan. 26, 2012. He was 68. Tommy was well known throughout Tennessee as a family man who loved his family, friends and community. Hawkins was the patriarch of Lewisburg Printing and also the publisher of the Lewisburg Tribune and the Marshall County Gazette until 2005. ...
Sarah Elizabeth Phifer Hill (02/01/12)
Sarah Elizabeth Phifer Hill, 87, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Hill was a daughter of the late Joseph Columbus Phifer and Sadie Emma Williams Phifer. She was a homemaker and member of the Farmington Church of Christ...
Mamie Trice (02/01/12)
Mamie Trice, 97, of the Pottsville Community, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Trice was born in the Hardison Mill Community of Maury County and was a daughter of the late David Lee Davis and Alta Bell Cole Davis Moore. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Old Lasea Church of Christ in the Pottsville Community...
Dorothy Virginia Wilhelm (02/01/12)
Dorothy Virginia Wilhelm, 87, of Liberty Valley, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare. Mrs. Wilhelm was a native of Madison County, Ala. and daughter of the late Oty and Maude Wood Buford. She was a homemaker and member of the Presbyterian Church...