Friday, January 9, 2009

Paul Hopkins

Paul Hopkins, 89, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, following an extended illness.

Mr. Hopkins was a native of Marshall County. He was a retired maintenance worker at Henry Horton State Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Richard and Sally Ann Ball Hopkins.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Jolly Walls of Chapel Hill; grandson, Kenny "Pugsley" Young of Murfreesboro; two great-grandchildren, Kenneth Paul Young Jr. and Jessica Young; and one great-great-grandchild, Timothy Keegan Young.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Jan. 8, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, followed by burial at Middleview Cemetery.

Mary Jo Manier

Mary Jo Manier, 82, of the Holts Corner Community, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Manier was a native of Marshall County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Promise United Methodist Church. She was active in the United Methodist Women and for many years was active in the former Holtland Home Demonstraton Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ocia Lee Barnes Fuller; brother, Thomas Fuller; and sister, Nancy Fuller.

Survivors include her husband, Don Manier, daughter, Judy Manier, and son, Hal Manier, all of Holts Corner; sisters, Christine Cochran of Phil Campbell, Ala. and Ruth Bullock of Holts Corner; brothers, Harold Fuller of Chapel Hill, Gordon Fuller of the Farmington Community; Dan Fuller of Triune, and Allen Fuller of Murfreesboro.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am, Friday, Jan. 9, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Parker and Rev. John Pennington officiating, followed by burial in Swanson Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Promise United Methodist Church, 2325 Greenwood Rd., College Grove, TN 37046.

Trinity Rhodes Steagall

Trinity Rhodes Steagall, 22, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Steagall was a native of Maury County. He graduated from Culleoka High School, worked in the service department of the Lewisburg Water Company, and was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church. He loved his racecar and his music very much.

He is survived by his parents, Billy R. Steagall and Nancy Rose Parrish Steagall, stepmother, Nelly Steagall, and brothers, Drew Wright and Gaven Steagall, all of Lewisburg; grandparents, Doug and Vivian Parrish of Columbia and Randall and Martha Steagall of Lewisburg; several aunts and uncles; and many cousins.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Jan. 4, from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home with Rev. Dave Baker officiating, followed by burial in the Allen Cemetery in Marshall County.

The pallbearers were Jared Osbourn, Cody Gibson, Josh Donnell, Dustin Craig, Cheyenne Craig, Tom Curtis, Marty Parrish, and Richard Kelly.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of Lewisburg Water Company; Mike Williams, Gayle Sanders, and the Franklin Police Department.

Memorials may be made to the FCPAAA 100 Club, 109 2nd Ave. South, Franklin, TN 37064 or to the Star Youth Rodeo, 2500 Hicks Lane, Columbia, TN 38401.

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Mary Eliza Potts

Mary Eliza Potts, 84, died on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at her daughter's home in Joplin, Mo., after a short illness.

Mrs. Potts was born in Mooresville and was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jane, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, B.H. Rambo and Nell McConnelle; husband, A.H. Potts Jr.; sons-in-law, Dick High Sr. and Russell Bridge; and brother, Ben Rambo.

She is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Bridge of Chandler, Okla., and Sherrie Hight of Joplin, Mo.; sisters, Zada Watkins of Tulsa, Okla. and Jo Ann Salyers of Ponca City, Okla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Dec. 27 at the Bella Vista Funeral Home in Bella Vista, Ark. with Rev. Jamey Cope officiating, with burial in Jane Cemetery in Jane, Mo.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jane, Mo., or to the Reinmiller Baptist Church in Joplin, Mo.

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