Obits for 7 Nov
Morton Leonard Pyrdum
Morton Leonard Pyrdum, 88, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro.
Mr. Pyrdum was a native of Shelbyville. He was an interior finisher and past member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II; he served in the Asian-Pacific Theater and participated in the liberation of the Philippines.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Floyd Pyrdum and Daisy Jones Pyrdum, and wife, Mattie Elizabeth Woods Pyrdum.
He is survived by his daughter, Connie (Larry) Hasty of Shelbyville; sister, Mary "Lucy" Tate of Lewisburg; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Raymond Ragsdale and Brother Gary Smith officiating, followed by burial with military honors in Willow Mount Cemetery, Shelbyville.
Hugh Cooper, 78, of Pulaski, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Cooper was retired from Life and Casualty Insurance Company, and was a member of the East Hill Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Carl Cooper and Lacy Coy Meek Cooper.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Holbert Cooper of Pulaski; sons, Earnest (Susan) Cooper of Chattanooga and Joe (Susan) Cooper of Pulaski; daughters, Janice (Mike) Vantrease of Nashville, Jannett Frazier of Pulaski, Joan (Terry) Porter of Franklin, and Judy (Mike) Jacobs of Smyrna; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the East Hill Church of Christ, followed by burial in Lynnwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the East Hill Building Fund or the C. W. Hart Scholarship Fund.
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William L. Bensinger
William L. "Billy" Bensinger, 74, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.
Mr. Bensinger was a native of Gadsden, Ala. He was retired from Inter-City Products and was a veteran of the Army Signal Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William L. Bensinger and Mabel Cotton Bensinger, and sister, Ruth Hulsey.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Bensinger; sons, Patrick (Hallie) Bensinger and Michael (Elizabeth) Bensinger; sisters, Julia Ann Brown of Athens, Ala. and Kim Trice of Washington state; and two stepgrandchildren, Brittany and Chelsie Wood.
Graveside memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Lone Oak Cemetery with Rev. Claude McMillion officiating. A visitation/reception for family and friends will be held at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home after the service until 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388.
You may sign Mr. Bensinger's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.