Mr. Collier L. Hunter

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

November 4, 2006

Mr. Collier Lindsey "Paw-Paw" Hunter, 89, formerly of Lewisburg was born January 28, 1917. For the past few years he had made his home with his son on Maple Drive in Woodbury, Tennessee until his death on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Centennial Medical Center.  

Funeral services for Mr. Hunter were conducted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Pedigo officiating.  Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery.  The family visited with friends Monday from 3:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

The Giles County native was the son of the late Alan and Kitty Smithson Hunter.  He was a graduate of Jones High School.  Mr. Hunter was the widower of  Jane Bayley Hunter whom reflected his love for his family, friends, church, and community.  He retired as Senior Inspector for the State of Tennessee Environmental Department.  He was a long-time member of the Verona United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and participated in many other church activities.

He is survived by a son, Richard Allen (Glenda) Hunter of Woodbury, TN;  3 grandsons, Chad (Angie) Hunter of Murfreesboro, TN, Scott Hunter and Blake Hunter both of Woodbury, TN;  8 great grandchildren;  3 step grandchildren, Bryce (Tonya) Blocker of McMinnville, TN, Tonya (Bob) Davenport and Julia (Phillip) Reed both of Woodbury, TN; a sister, Evelyn Lowe of Lewisburg.  He was preceded in death by a son, Joe Cowden Hunter;  2 sisters, Elise Pollock and  Lib Fitzgerald; 2 brothers, Raymond Hunter and Claiborne Hunter.

Pallbearers were Terry Lowe, Tommy Pollock, Larry Parr, Chad Hunter, Scott Hunter, Blake Hunter, Bob Davenport, Phillip Reed, and Bryce Blocker.  Honorary pallbearers were J.T. Hargrove, Terry Turner, Jack Fagan, and the members of the Mens Bible Study Class at Verona United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Verona United Methodist Church, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1905, the American Cancer Society, Marshall County Unit, 2000 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, or  Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 1664, Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091.

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