Friday, September 5, 2008

Clara Mae Thomas

Clara Mae Thomas, 92, of Lewisburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, in NHC Lewisburg.

Mrs. Thomas was a native of Carthage. She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Thomas; and three daughters, Dorothy Fitzgerald, Linda Woodard, and Tish Stevenson.

She is survived by one son, Kirk Thomas, of Cornersville; three daughters Sue Anne Blankenship of Lewisburg, Kathy Fralix of Lewisburg, and Ordie Thomas of Cornersville; and one half-brother, Billy Bartlett of Lewisburg. Fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive.

Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Diana Cemetery.

London Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Fields

Mr. William "Billy" Fields, 67, formerly of Lewisburg, died suddenly Monday, September 1, 2008.

Mr. Fields was a brick mason and a teacher in the schools of Davidson County. He was a graduate of Jones High School and Tennessee State University.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William (Pap) Fields of Belfast.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Allen Fields; a son, Darrell Fields; a daughter, Bonita Fields; all of Nashville and Cottontown, Tenn.; and grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Sept. 4 at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. The family requests all donations be sent to a favorite charity.

Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Yvonne Johnson Crutcher

Mrs. Yvonne Johnson Crutcher, 81, of Lewisburg, died Monday, September 1, 2008, after an extended illness at Columbia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a former employee of Heil Quaker Corporation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Major Liggett and Ella Wilson; a son, Terry Johnson; and husbands Lee Johnson and John Crutcher, respectively.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Johnson of Nashville and Gregory Johnson of Smyrna; a daughter, Gwendolyn Davidson of Lewisburg; a sister, Elizabeth McCord, of Lewisburg; a brother, James Cash, of Nashville; five children and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Greater First Baptist Church with interment at Beechwood Cemetery.

Gladys Marie Ledford

Mrs. Gladys Marie Ledford, 82, of Liberty Valley Community in Belfast died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at her home.

Mrs. Ledford was a native of the Richmond Community in Bedford County, Tennessee and daughter of the late Goldie Bransome and Sadie Shriver Pigg. She was retired from Cosmolab and was a member of the Liberty Valley Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, and son, Gary Ledford.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Ledford, Jr. of Liberty Valley; two sons, John Ledford of Arlington, Texas, and Henry Clay Ledford III of Liberty Valley; a brother, Carl Pigg of Lewisburg; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Round Hill Cemetery.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Thomas Floyd

Mr. John Thomas Floyd, 63, of Chamblee, Ga., died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Floyd served his country in the United States Navy and graduated from Georgia State University. He retired as an independent contractor for Delta Airlines and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Chamblee, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his father, James F. Floyd.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Reese Floyd, of Lewisburg; and cousins Richard Howard of Delaware, and Gordon Reese of Maryland.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Rev. James Hickey officiating. Burial will follow in Allen Cemetery in the Caney Springs Community.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday at 10 a.m. until the service time.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.