Charles Edward Compton
Mr. Charles Edward "Eddie" Compton, 57, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at his home in Lewisburg.
Mr. Compton was a native of Marshall County, retired from Heil-Quaker, and a member of the Bethbirei Presbyterian Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alford Sanders Compton.
He is survived by his mother, Frankie Nell Compton; wife, Janice Fay Darnell Compton; three sisters, Carol Ann Church, Sandra (Eddie) Warren, Nelda (Mike) Adgent; and one brother, Ronnie (Debbie) Compton, all of Lewisburg.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 22, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Bethbirei Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Ryan Ross
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ryan Ross died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at her childhood home in the Holts Corner Community after a year-long battle with cancer.
Mrs. Ross was a native of Florida and was a traveler and accomplished businesswoman with talents and skills as a chef, caterer, retailer and designer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Light Ross, Sr.
She is survived by her son, Don Ross of Athens, Ga.; daughter, Mari Wilson of Kennewick, Wash.; four grandsons; and one great-grandson.
Special thanks to extraordinary caregivers Marie Wilson of Lewisburg and Mary Coleman of Pulaski.
A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Dec. 22, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Don Robison officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Highland Rim.
Ronald Christopher King, Jr.
Ronald Christopher "Ronnie" King Jr., seven months, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Vanderbilt Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, Crystal Michelle Davis King and Ronald Christ-opher King, Sr.; sister, Christyanna Lynn King; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Roy King; and special aunt Lisa Pruitt, all of Lewisburg.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 22, from the Chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Bobby Gene Wilburn
Mr. Bobby Gene "Two-Gun" Wilburn, 74, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski.
Mr. Wilburn was a native of Giles County, retired from Maremont Gabriel and Interstate Paving, and was a member of the Pulaski Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Gene and Lillie White Wilburn, and his first wife, Edith A. Wilburn.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Catherine Lanier Wilburn of Pulaski; sons Wendell (Janey) Wilburn of Prospect, Rodney (Tina) Wilburn of Pulaski, and Terry Don Wilburn of Nashville; stepsons, Gerald (Martha) Stafford of Fayetteville and Danny (Mary Anna) Stafford of Prospect; four brothers, Edward (Donna) Wilburn of Pulaski, Reford (Shirley) Wilburn of Lawrenceburg, and Edwin and Ronnie Wilburn of Pulaski; four sisters, Mildred (Pete) Britton, Oakleen (Tommy) Walls, and Betty Sue (Roger) Strickland, all of Pulaski, and Shirley (Richard) Deasy of South Carolina; seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Bro. Robbie Crisp and Bro. Howard Wright officiating followed by burial in New Zion Cemetery.
Embree Franklin Blackwell Sr.
Mr. Embree Franklin Blackwell Sr., 87, of the Allisona community in Williamson County, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at his residence following an extended illness.
A native of Marshall Co., Mr. Blackwell was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Class of 1938 of Forrest High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Andrew and Ruby Harris Blackwell; son, Johnny Blackwell; and sister, Lillian Stammer.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jean Barnes Blackwell of the Allisona community; four sons, Embree Blackwell, Jr. of the Allisona community; Charles (Debbie) Blackwell of Chapel Hill; Jeff (Deb) Blackwell of the Holts Corner community of Marshall County; and Thomas Blackwell of Eagleville; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Revs. Peter Ferguson and Tom Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at the Joyce-Blackwell-Cromer Cemetery in Marshall County.
Mr. Ollie O'Neal, 83, of Lewisburg died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at NHC-Merihill Nursing Home in Lewisburg.
Mr. O'Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Emma O'Neal of Lewisburg; wife, Silvia O'Neal; sister, Lois O'Neal; and two nephews.
He is survived by a son, Ollie O'Neal Jr. of Aurora, Ill.; brother, Robert Lee (Dewitt) O'Neal of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Nancy O'Neal; a niece; granddaughter; and a host of family and friends.
The body will lie in state at Lewisburg Family Life Center, 426 Heil Ave., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Family Life Center.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Ransom Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Church Street with Pastor James Nance officiating. Burial will follow at Middle View Memorial Garden in Lewisburg.
J.B. Mayberry and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.