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Obituaries from July 2012

Foster Fremont Wilt (07/27/12)
Foster Fremont Wilt, 93, retired investment broker, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Lewisburg. A native of Blair County, Pa., he was the son of the late Herman Joseph Wilt and Laura Carothers Wilt. Mr. Wilt retired from King & Company in Grand Rapids, Mich. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lewisburg...
Betty Jean Dean (07/27/12)
Betty Jean Dean, 71, of Lewisburg, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Verna Pearl Milton Polly and Cheatham Polly, She was retired from Sanford Corporation as a machine operator and was of the Baptist faith...
Janice M. Christian (07/27/12)
Janice M. Christian, 67, of Lewisburg, passed away Tuesday evening, July 24, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Lewisburg. Mrs. Christian was a native of St. Paul, Minn. She was the daughter of late Alvin Doyscher and Margaret Mandel Doyscher. She was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Christian was a homemaker, enjoying her time at the Lewisburg Recreation Center with her friends and working in her garden...
Jean Poarch Petty (07/25/12)
Jean Poarch Petty, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at her residence in Evanston, Ill. Jean, who completed her high school years in Cornersville and raised her family in Chattanooga, was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Glenn Petty; her father and mother, Eugene and Lois Poarch of Cornersville; her brother, Dr. Saxon Poarch of Lewisburg; and her sister, Serene Shepherd of Nashville...
Annie Ruth Davis McElhaney (07/25/12)
Annie Ruth Davis McElhaney, 86, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, July 22, 2012. Mrs. McElhaney was born in Bedford County and was a daughter of the late John Herbert and Emma Annie Beatty Davis. She was a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Phebian Sunday School class. Mrs. McElhaney was a retired office worker and was a very active member of the Lewisburg Senior Citizens, where she was an avid rook player...
Gladys J. Borger (07/25/12)
Gladys J. Borger, 95, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at NHC- Lewisburg. A native of Winter Beach, Fla., she was the daughter of the late Zunie Strickland Roddenberry and Tilden Roddenberry. She was retired from the accounting department for Winn Dixie and a member of the Methodist faith...
Bobby Gene Walker (07/25/12)
Retired Captain Bobby Gene Walker, 82, of Lewisburg, passed on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at NHC Oakwood. He was the son of the late Harrison and Annie Ruth Stahls Walker and a member of St. Matthew A.M.E. Church, an Army veteran, and a retired police captain...
Alma Alice Brown Harris (07/20/12)
Alma Alice Brown Harris, 92, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in NHC Oakwood. Mrs. Harris was born in Maury County on June 19, 1920, to Walter and Johnnie Derryberry Brown. She was a lifelong homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lover of family, friends, and flowers. Alma was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
James Dale "Jim" Ward (07/20/12)
James Dale "Jim" Ward, 83, of Columbus, Kan., passed away at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo. after a brief illness. Jim was born to James and Edna (Smith) Ward on Aug. 28, 1928. Jim worked for Spencer Chemical, later Gulf Oil Corporation, for 35 years before retiring at the age of 52 to go into the carpentry business for himself...
Kenneth Dunnivant (07/18/12)
Kenneth "McGoo" Dunnivant, 53, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Dunnivant was a native of Marshall County, and son of the late G. H. and Eula Geneva Dunnivant. He attended Cornersville First Baptist Church...
Philip Edwards Wilson (07/18/12)
Philip Edwards Wilson, 60, of Chapel Hill, died Friday evening, July 13, 2012. He was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late Donald Brown and Elaine Hedgcoth Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Forrest High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. ...
Mary Ruth Fowler Calvert Pruitt (07/18/12)
Mary Ruth Fowler Calvert Pruitt, 88, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, July 13, 2012. A native of Marshall County, Mrs. Pruitt was a daughter of the late Otis and Knoxie Cochran Fowler. She retired from Durango Boot Co. after 32 years of service, following which she worked for the Marshall County School system in food services for nine years. She was a member of the Hickory Heights Church of Christ...
Gladys Jean Foster (07/18/12)
Gladys Jean Foster, 81, of the Possum Trot Community, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at NHC-Lewisburg. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Maggie Lou Pigg Bradford and Roy Bradford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hardin Chapel Church of Christ...
Dorothy Marie Morrison Holt (07/18/12)
Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Morrison Holt, 64, resident of Petersburg and former longtime resident of Holly Grove Road in Lewisburg, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. The Marshall County native was the daughter of the late Julian and Mary Lillian Morrison. ...
Robert Lee Myers (07/18/12)
Robert Lee Myers, 70, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Myers was a native of Olaton, Ky., and son of the late George Franklin and Nina Mae Hollinsworth Myers. He retired from Marshall Manufacturing as an engineer...
Corrine Wakefield Geary (07/13/12)
Corrine Wakefield Geary, 92, a longtime resident of Lewisburg, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 10, 2012, in Fullerton, Calif. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Cora Wakefield. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Benny Roy, Willie Andrew, and Nathaniel "Toot" Wakefield, Evelyn Mitchell and Elizabeth Anderson...
Donna Mai Yoes (07/11/12)
Donna Mai Yoes, 76, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Marshall Medical Center. Mrs. Yoes was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Athey Neil and Eunice Rogers Cozart. She was a homemaker and member of the East Commerce Baptist Church...
Beverly Byers Mayer (07/06/12)
Beverly Byers Mayer, 80, former longtime Lewisburg resident, died June 23, 2012, of natural causes in Columbus, Ga. Bev was born June 21, 1932, in Denver, Colo. and attended Colorado University where she met and married her husband of the past 59 years, Rudolph E Mayer. ...
Clifford Holley (07/06/12)
Clifford Holley, 84, of the Farmington Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, in Columbia. Mr. Holley was born in Lincoln County and was a son of the late Sam Huey and Elsie Mae Seagroves Holley. He was a member of Farmington Baptist Church and retired after 22 years of service with Eaton Corporation of Shelbyville...
Joseph William Booth (07/06/12)
Joseph William Booth, 57, of Athens, Ala., died Sunday, June 26, 2012, in Maury Regional Medical Center. Mr. Booth was a native of Weehawken, N.J., and son of the late William and Edna Marie Haberman Booth. He was the owner of W. Booth Movers & Sons and attended LifeSong Family Church...
Charles Wade Smithson (07/06/12)
Charles Wade Smithson, 87, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Darrell; parents, Url and Mary Smithson; and sisters, Bobbye Powers and Catherine Smithson. Mr. Smithson is survived by wife, Sara Quirk Smithson; daughter, Lesa (Bill) Piper; grandchildren, Natalie (Drew) Bingham, Leigh (Josh) Orendorf, and Bill Reid (Sophie) Piper; great-grandchildren, Luke and Emily Bingham; brother, Jim (Lennice) Smithson; sisters, Martha Alexander, Midge Valone, and Dotti (Ron) Zaino; and nieces and nephews.. ...
Daisy Honey Rozell Wells (07/06/12)
Daisy Honey Rozell Wells, 98, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Donalson Care Center. Mrs. Wells was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Robert H. & Ola M. Reynolds Honey. She was a homemaker, a member of the Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a former resident of Southern Manor Living Center...
Evelyne Jones Tucker (07/06/12)
Evelyne Jones Tucker, 78, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, after a heroic battle with cancer. Born Jan. 28, 1934, she lived her life in a salvage yard, growing up in her father's business and then purchasing it with her husband in 1963 and restarting it as Tucker Auto Parts on the Fayetteville Highway in Lewisburg. ...
Micheal Edward Blackwell (07/06/12)
Micheal Edward Blackwell, 55, of Lewisburg, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence on Verona Caney Road. The Marshall County native was the son of Judy Umbles Blackwell and the late Roy Blackwell. In addition to his father, a sister, Penny Blackwell Coyle, preceded him in death...