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Obituaries

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sarah Virginia Watkins, 89, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at NHC Oakwood.

Mrs. Watkins was a native of Giles County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornersville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Watkins and Lula Mae Roberts Watkins; husband, David "Buster" Watkins; daughter, Martha Ruth Foster; sisters, Pauline Edwards and Christine Watkins; and brothers, J. B. Dunnivant, John Junior Dunnivant, G.H. Dunnivant, and Robert Dunnivant.

She is survived by her sister, Louise Nix of Lewisburg; son, Thomas Watkins of Murfreesboro; grandsons, Billy Foster of Lewisburg and Mike Foster of Springfield; and great-grandchild, Kelsea Foster.

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Brother Frank Edwards and Brother Chester Slayton officiating, followed by burial in Sunset Park.

David Leonard Woodard, 65, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Maury Regional Hospital.

Mr. Woodard was a native of Giles County. He was retired from ICP.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Herbert Woodard Sr. and Ruby Russell Woodard Stewart; brother, George Herbert Woodard Jr.; and sisters, Elizabeth Hickey, Dot Thomas, Frances Oliver, Nellie Thompson Pinkard, and Lorene Wright.

He is survived by a son, Troy Woodard, and daughter, Vicky (Jimmy) Carlton, both of Lewisburg; brothers, Joe Woodard of Lynnville and Charles Woodard of Lewisburg; sisters, Geraldine Witherow Martin of Mt. Pleasant and Annettee Woodard of Lynnville; and grandchildren, Jessica, Taylor and Bethany Carlton, all of Lewisburg.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Lone Oak Cemetery.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Gillum Tate, 90, of Cornersville, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg.

Mrs. Tate was a native of Marshall County. She was retired from Genesco Corporation and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Alberta Cochran Gillum; husband, Clarence Tate; three brothers; and three sisters.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Patsy) Tate of Cornersville; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home, followed by burial in Beechwood Cemetery.

Margaret LaFleur, 64, of the Diana Community, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Mrs. LaFleur was a native of Mission, Texas. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Edward LaFleur of Diana; and daughter, Anastasia Mentor of Burns, Tenn.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Nov. 30, from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home, followed by burial in Diana Cemetery.

Lois K. Oldfield, 86, of Nashville, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008.

Mrs. Oldfield was a native of Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Oldfield.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda (Arnold) Loudermilk of Nolensville and Anita (George) Bobbitt of Franklin; son, Larry (Karen) Oldfield of Joelton; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Woodbine Funeral Home, followed by burial in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Nashville.

James Franklin Wright, 87, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at NHC Lewisburg.

Mr. Wright was a native of Rutherford County. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a well-known entertainer with the Jim Wright Band, helping with benefits wherever there was a need. He drove a school bus for the Marshall County school system until 2005 and was a member of the Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew D. and Emma Chrisman Wright; first wife, Marie Winchester; second wife, Jewell Blasingim Wright; son, David Michael Wright; seven sisters, Annie Lee Smotherman, Cassie Mai Davis, Cora Robinson, Sarah Radar, Fannie Mosley, Pauline Thornhill, and Virginia Davidson; and five brothers, Roy, John, William A., Thomas, and Dorris Wright.

He is survived by five sons, James A. Wright of Petersburg, Gary Wright of Lewisburg, Eddie Wright of Ethridge, Scotty Lee of Chapel Hill, and Marty Wright of Cornersville; two daughters, Kay Wiley of Lewisburg and Nancy Jewell of Rockvale; sister, Ruby Cathey of Lewisburg; brother, Eugene Wright of Fayetteville; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial with military honors in New Hope Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 201 West Lincoln St., Tullahoma, TN 37388, or the charity of your choice.

Terry Wayne Polk Sr., 45, of Chapel Hill, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Polk was a native of Williamson County. He was a heavy equipment operator and he loved to fish.

He is survived by his parents, Leroy and Margaret Polk of Lewisburg and Jimmy and Vivian Faye Bratton of Mt. Pleasant; brothers, Miller Polk of College Grove, Scott Polk of Chapel Hill, and Drake Polk of Lewisburg; stepbrother, Michael Newman of Shelbyville; sister, Michelle Bayne of Shelbyville; children, Shannon Blanton of La Vergne; Lisa Beard and Terry Polk Jr. of College Grove; and Gunter, Hunter and Michael Polk, all of Holt's Corner; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Dec. 1, from the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Larry Chatman officiating. Mr. Polk's remains were cremated after the service.

Mary Jo Harris, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008.

All who knew Mrs. Harris enjoyed her sense of humor, her joy of cooking, her love of animals, and her generosity of spirit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara Murphy and Oscar Hardy; husband of 50 years, James Norman Harris; sisters, Charlotte Fields, Carolyn Skillern, and Wanda Weathers; brother, Kenneth Hardy; and grandson, Nathan Harris.

She is survived by her children Cheryl (Larry) Jones, Jerry (Debbie) Brown, Pam (Tommy) Dugger, and Steve (Debbie W.) Harris; sister, Marilyn (Paul) Palmore; brother, Randall (Joyce) Hardy; cousin, Oveda Fleming; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harris also cared deeply for the many nieces and nephews that were part of her extended family.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant.

The pallbearers were her nephews, Jonathan and Mike Weathers, Jeffrey and Greg Taylor, Gene Fields, Josh Palmore, Mark and Eric Skillern, and Stacy Hardy.

Honorary pallbearers and special friends included Drucilla Floyd, Betty McPeek, Charlie Skillern, Charles McDowell, Doris Baker, Johnny Jones, Marie Harris, Jackie and Lloyd Dugger, Wayne and Shirley McNeece, Marlin Sudberry, Ruby Dunn, Mary Ella England, and Dr. John Dixon.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Mt. Pleasant Meals on Wheels.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.williamsfh.com.