John Douglas Rogers
John Douglas Rogers, 87, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Rogers was a native of Marshall County. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and flew 35 missions with the 839th Bomb Squadron. He was a former mayor of the Town of Chapel Hill and was a member of the Chapel Hill Lions Club for over 40 years. Mr. Rogers was also a member of the VFW and of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was the retired manager of Horton Highway Utility District.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Maude White Rogers.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Taylor Rogers of Chapel hill; sister, Margaret Sanders of Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Youngman officiating, followed by burial in Swanson Cemetery.
Walter Henry Hopkins
Walter Henry Hopkins, 83, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Hopkins was a native of Giles County. He was in the Navy during World War II, serving with the Seabees in the South Pacific. He was retired from Teledyne Electronics and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clifton and Willie Blanch Nix Hopkins; first wife, Francis Haggard Hopkins; sister, June Hopkins; sons, Teddy Ray Hopkins and David Hopkins; and daughter, Judy Portz.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Park Chapman Hopkins of Lewisburg; daughter, Kathy Clemmons of Florida; stepdaughter, Josephine Bills of Murfreesboro; brothers, Billy and Tex Hopkins, both of Chapel Hill; sisters, Lena Bell Price of Laws Hill and Patricia Todd of Chapel Hill; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 15, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with John Tracy officiating, followed by burial in Mars Hill Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Robert Hopkins, Richard Hopkins, Tony Freeman, Joe Liggett, Greg Coblentz, and Larry Price.
Grace Erma Jones
Grace Erma Jones, 91, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg.
Mrs. Jones was a native of Van Wert, Ohio, and was retired from teaching in the Ohio public school system. She and her late husband were farmers and turkey growers, and she was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church of Venedocia, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Showalter and Olive Ackom Showalter; and husband, James Elliott Jones.
She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (George) Siler of Winter Haven, Fla.; granddaughters, Bryn (Jetson) Taylor of Meridian, Miss., Angie (Bill) Owen of Lewisburg, and Sherry Siler of Winter Haven; special friend, Gretchen Baut of Winter Haven; and three great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be followed by burial in Ohio at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, Ohio; the Salvation Army Christmas Angels; the Good Samaritan Shoe Box program; or the charity of your choice.
Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Fay, 87, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at NHC Oakwood.
Mrs. Fay was a member of the Second Avenue Church of Christ in Lewisburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Eula Davis of Marshall County; brothers, Jasper-Jabo Davis, Willie Edd Davis, and Thomas Fay Davis; sister, Lenora Lane; and son, Michael Edward Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Milton Fay; sisters, Annie Kay Ewing, Betty K. Woods of Lewisburg, and Eulean Mendes of New Bedford, Mass.; three brothers-in-law; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Nov. 17, at the Second Avenue Church of Christ, followed by burial in Beechwood Cemetery, Cornersville.
J. B. Mayberry and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mabel Farler Moyers
Mabel Farler Moyers, 90, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg.
Mrs. Moyers was a native of Watertown. She was retired from Genesco Shoe Company, and was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reps Harold Farler and Annie Ruth Thursty Farler, and husband, Edward Moyers.
She is survived by her sister, Annie Ruth Farler of Hallendale Beach, Fla.; nieces, Lorene (Grady M.) Reavis of Petersburg and Fay (Larry) Holley of Cornersville; and nephews, Phillip and Charles May, both of Lewisburg. Several greatnieces and greatnephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the funeral hour.
You may sign Mrs. Moyers' online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.