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Obituaries

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

William Ronnie Hart

William Ronnie Hart, 49, of Lewisburg, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Marshall Medical Center.

Mr. Hart was born in Florence, Ala. and was employed with the Marshall County School System in I.T. Networking. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his parents, William Shelby and Annie Nora Bradley Hart of Florence, Ala.; wife, Carol Williamson Hart, and two daughters, Angela and Shelby Hart, all of Lewisburg; sister, Sheri Schelle of Florence, Ala., and brother, James Hart of Lewisburg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m Wednesday, Oct. 22, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with Paul Lucas officiating, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Wednesday until the funeral hour for visitation.

Milton Thomas Blackwell Jr.

Milton Thomas Blackwell Jr., 86, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Blackwell was a retired farmer. He attended the University of Tennessee and served as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, acting as a test pilot, instructor and bomber captain. He was an avid hunter, tennis player, and fisherman, and was very involved in community service in Chapel Hill and Lewisburg. He served on many boards and was a charter member of the Chapel Hill Lions Club and member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Blackwell Sr. and Mary Brittain Blackwell; wife of 63 years, Juanita Rochell Blackwell; and brother, Robert Blackwell.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Blackwell MacPherson of Chapel Hill and Diana Blackwell (Dwight) Wiles of Nashville; sisters-in-law, Lois Ingram, Louise Blackwell, and Joy Rochell; brother-in-law, Percy Rhea; four grandchildren; and six nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, Oct. 18, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, followed by burial in Joyce-Blackwell Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bobby Stammer, Joseph Gabard, Dwight Wiles, Ryan MacPherson, Embree Blackwell Jr., Charles Blackwell, Jeff Blackwell, and Tom Blackwell.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Chapel Hill Lions Club and the Phoebean Sunday School class of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203, or Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 246, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.

Ethel Pewitt Pugh

Ethel Pewitt Pugh, 87, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Gallatin.

Mrs. Pugh was a native of Williamson County. She was a homemaker and was retired from Durango Boot Company of Chapel Hill. She was a member of the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was an active member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Women.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Josephine Givens Pewitt; husband, Raymond Lawreanzy Pugh Sr.; sisters, Mabel Wright and Mildred Crowell; and brother, John Pewitt.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Archie) Sesler of Hendersonville; son, Ray (Charlotte) Pugh of Arley, Ala.; sisters, Vernon Herb and Sarah Dotson of Nashville and Catherine (Rock) Brown of Shelbyville; brothers, James (Carolyn) Pewitt of Chattanooga, Lester (Tabatha) Pewitt of the Halls Mill Community of Bedford County, and Earl (Isabel) Pewitt of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 17, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Morgan and Rev. Don Robison officiating, followed by burial in Swanson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church, c/o Julianne Gillespie, 4801 Eagleville Pike, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.