Billy Joe Rogers
Billy Joe Rogers, 74, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Rogers was born in the Flat Creek Community and was a Christian. He was retired from Uniroyal, and loved to fish the Duck River.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. Rogers and Sara Thomas Rogers.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Rogers Baker of Lewisburg; brother, David Nash of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 23, at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Charles Williams officiating, followed by burial at Willow Mount Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fair Haven Baptist Church or the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.
Birdie Mai Chapman Tate
Birdie Mai Chapman Tate, 90, of Lewisburg, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg.
Mrs. Tate was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Carrie Ketchum Chapman; husband, James Buford Tate; son, Ronald Wayne Tate; sisters, Dora Murdock, Edna Shaw and Bernie Webb; and brothers, Milton and Willis Chapman.
She is survived by her son, James William Tate of Satellite Beach, Fla.; sisters, Mary Coyle of Mooresville and Geraldine Richardson of Lewisburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 23, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with Charles Williamson officiating, followed by burial in Bryant Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Scott Tate, Dianna Arrington, Dustin Tate, Willard Cook, Pete Edwards, and Jerry King.
Marvin Smotherman, 86, of the Cedar Grove Community of Bedford County, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008.
Mr. Smotherman was a native of Bedford County. He served in the Navy during World War II and was retired from the City of Detroit's Department of Parks and Recreation. He was a member of the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, the Unionville Lions Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Walter and Ora Blanche Beasley Smotherman; sisters, Irene Marlin, Katherine Newman, Frances Hall, and Annie Smotherman; and brothers, Clayton and Cornell Smotherman.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shirley Smotherman of Cedar Grove; daughters, Sharon Smotherman of Cedar Grove and Kendra Smotherman of Townsend; son, William Smotherman of Cedar Grove; and brother, Ernest Herman Smotherman of Huntsville, Ala.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Lawrence Funeral Home, and continue at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, until service time.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Harris officiating, followed by burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church c/o Butch Beasley, 140 Virgil Beasley Road, Chapel Hill, TN 37034.