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Obituaries

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grier Harris

Grier Harris, 74, of Lewisburg, died Friday, August 1, 2008, at St. Thomas Hospital.

Mr. Harris was a native of Lincoln County. He served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Sanford Corporation as supervisor of the maintenance department, and was a member of the Yell Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Estella Gault Harris; wife, Mary Ann Adams Harris; and grandson, B. J. Boshers, Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicky (Tony) Haynes, and grandson, Benjamin Belew, both of the Spring Place Community; great-grandchildren, Tori and Blake Boshers; and special friend, Anne Haskin of Culleoka.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 5, from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with Larry Hastings officiating, followed by burial with military honors in Short Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Timmy Adams, Grey Adams, Chuck Moore, Ben Belew, Jeff Belew, David Swesey, and Ray Collins.

Bryan Leverette

Bryan Leverette, 15, of Unionville, died Friday, August 1, 2008.

Bryan would have been a freshman at Community High School, Unionville, this fall.

He is survived by his parents, Carolyn and Charles Gawthorpe of Unionville and Leonard Leverette of Shelbyville; brother, Benjamin Leverette, and grandmother, Katherine Phillips, both of Unionville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 5, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Hannah and Bro. Danny Wise officiating, followed by burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bedford County.

Matthew Glenn Woods

Matthew Glenn Woods, 2, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, August 2, 2008.

He is survived by his parents, Billy Glenn Wood, Jr. and Tiffany Lynn Young of Shelbyville; sister, Kaylee Britt Snellen of Archdale, N.C.; grandparents, Billy Glenn, Sr. and Dean Woods, and Darlene and Eddie Joyner, all of Shelbyville, and Mike Young of Chapel Hill; great-grandparents, Ellen Taylor of Hazel Green, Ala., William and Yvonne Faulkenberry of Shelbyville, and Cleo Lopp of Lawrenceburg; and special caretakers, James and Melissa Wilson of Shelbyville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 5, from the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Eddie Reed officiating, followed by burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Betty Lou Pope Birdsong Sharp

Betty Lou Pope Birdsong Sharp, 69, of Pulaski, died Saturday, August 2, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Sharp was retired from Genesco and had also worked at Quik Mart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joe U. Pope, and brother, Bobby Pope.

She is survived by her mother, Lessie Broadway Pope of Elkton; son, Keith Birdsong of Lewisburg; daughters, Kim Harwell and Louanne Lunsford, both of Pulaski; brothers, Billy Joe Pope of Lewisburg, Terry Pope of Mayville, and Tommy Pope of Pulaski; sister, Joyce Dyer of Pulaski; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and loving pet, Candy.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 5, from the chapel of Carr and Erwin Funeral Home, followed by burial in Bethesda Cemetery.

Evie Frances Curtis

Evie Frances Curtis, 86, of the Flat Creek Community, died Saturday, August 2, 2008, at NHC Merihil, Lewisburg.

Mrs. Curtis was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from CPS of Franklin and was a member of the Franklin Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Hobert Lamb and Susie Pearl Eley; brother, James E. Lamb; and sister, Robbie Burrow.

She is survived by her son, Charles Hobert (Faye) Curtis of Columbia; daughter, Tricia Sue Clark of Lewisburg; sister, Sue Harris of Dickson; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, August 4, at Lone Oak Cemetery.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

You may sign Mrs. Curtis' on-line registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.

William Kevin Boles

William Kevin Boles, 29, of Petersburg, died Sunday, August 3, 2008, as the result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Boles was a native of Lincoln County. He was a salesman for Pendergrass Supply and a member of the Hannah Gap Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Kay Welch Boles, brother, Kyle Boles, and grandmother, Frances Welch, all of Petersburg; special aunts and uncles, Faye Welch, Kathy Hill, Sylvia Wilburn, Betty Bennett, Martha Baucom, Stan Hill, Johnny Boles, and Ricky Wilburn; very special friend, Chan Levrette, and her two children; and a host of cousins and other family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, from the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Rev. David Spray and Rev. Frank Edwards officiating, followed by burial in Old Orchard Cemetery, Petersburg.

Robert Earl Willoughby

Robert Earl Willoughby, 73, of Huntsville, died Monday, August 4, 2008.

Mr. Willoughby was a native of Davidson County. He was a retired Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. B. and Katherine Willoughby.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Edwards Willoughby of Huntsville; sons, Terry Wayne Willoughby of Gurley, Ala. and Robert Willoughby of Phil Campbell, Ala.; brothers, James and Melvin Willoughby, both of Lewisburg; sisters, Ruth Barron of Smyrna and Mamie Cochran of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, from the chapel of Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, followed by burial in Pleas Mount Cemetery in Madison County, Ala.

Obituary courtesy of London Funeral Home.