Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Obits for 24 Sept.

Mark 'Popeye' Grant

Mark " Popeye" Grant, 45, of Lewisburg, died on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Williamson Medical Center.

Mr. Grant was raised in Michigan and resided in Los Angeles, Calif., before moving to Lewisburg four years ago. He was employeed at the Marshall County Courthouse as a Deputy Clerk in General Sessions court. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, and a member of the Nashville Weasles motorcycle group.

He is preceded in death by his step-father, Daniel Goldsmith, of Michigan; a grandmother, Mary Bell of Michigan; and his grandparents, Frank and Pearl Grant of Michigan.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Grant, of Lewisburg; his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Jim Marks, of Michigan; a brother, David Grant; and children Maisie and Amelia of California; and brother Robert Grant of Michigan.

Several aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends also survive.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, Marshall County Unit, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203, or your choice of cancer organization.

Bills McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Carlton

Earl Carlton, 86, of the Rover Community of Bedford County, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Carlton was a native of Bedford County. He served in the Army during World War II and participated in the Normandy invasion and other European campaigns. He and his wife were owners and operators of Carlton's General Store in Rover for over 60 years.

He actively attended St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rover Baptist Church, and Kingdom Cumberland Presbyterian Church, all of which meant very much to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Maggie Smotherman Carlton; and a sister, Frances Reid.

He is survived by his wife, Lavada Carlton of Rover; daughter, Donna (Mike) Dugan of Murfreesboro; son, Steve (Lana) Carlton of Rover; sister, Jean (Sonny) Glasscock of the Halls Mill Community; brother, John (Cordy) Carlton, Sr. of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, September 21, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Grooms, Rev. Scotty Sorrells, and Rev. Mike Dugan officiating, followed by burial with full military honors in Cothran Cemetery in the Rover Community.

Sadie Mae Dalton

Mrs. Sadie Mae Dalton, 93, of Lewisburg, died Thursday night at NHC Lewisburg.

Mrs. Dalton was a native of Marshall County and was a homemaker and member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lillard and Bertha Griggs Blackwell; her husband, Marvin Dalton; two sons, Vinson Dalton and Melvin Dalton; daughter, Helen Dalton; sister, Margaret Toseland and brother, Billy Blackwell.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann Roberts of Nashville, and Carolyn Rogers of Lewisburg; three sons, Fred Dalton, Frank Dalton, and Wayne Dalton, all of Lewisburg; and a sister, Alma Mays of Owensboro, Ky. Twenty-four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, also survive.

Funeral services were conducted by Paul King Saturday from the chapel of London Funeral Home. Burial followed in Head Springs Cemetery.

London Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.