Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Linda Ellen Curtis

Linda Ellen Curtis, 64, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in Murfreesboro.

Mrs. Curtis was a native of Williamson County. She was a homemaker and former medical technologist. She was a member of the Assembly of God faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles D. and Virginia Willie Lee Brown Holder.

She is survived by her husband, Knox Curtis of Murfreesboro; and sons, Keith (Lillian) Curtis of Benson N.C. and Mitchell (Millicent) Curtis of Murfreesboro; and four grandchildren, Kalyn, John, and Claire Curtis, all of Benson, N.C., and Camron Curtis of Murfreesboro.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 13, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Kenn DeShane officiating. Private burial services took place later in the day at Harvey Cemetery in Williamson County.

Memorial donations may be made to The Room in the Inn, 540 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 or the charity of your choice.

Ruby Louise Martin Estes

Ruby Louise Martin Estes, 68, of the Cedar Grove Community of Bedford County, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009.

Mrs. Estes was a native of Dekalb County, Tenn. She was a homemaker and attended Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Hobert and Daisy Belle Clayborn Martin.

She is survived by three daughters, Doris McCormick of McMinnville, Donna Fulton of Jamestown, Tenn., and Gail Perryman of Cedar Grove; six sisters, Ginger Steinbeck and Jimmy Earl Beecham, both of Smithville, Peggy Smith of Nashville, Carolyn Sanders of Henderson, Texas, Nadine Ferrell of Woodbury, and Lois Hale of Lebanon; two brothers, Billy and James Martin of Smithville; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, Jan. 11, from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, followed by burial at Wood Cemetery, Short Mountain.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

John Perry Smith

John Perry Smith, 66, of Spring Hill, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009.

Mr. Smith was a native of Elyria, Ohio. He was involved in the HVAC industry and was an employee of Trane Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melville Perry and Lucille Smith; sister, Nancy Fornash; and grandchild, Madin Khoury.

He is survived by his wife, Leanne Green Smith; children, Cathy Studey, Don Smith, Sherri McClure, David Smith, Chris (Heidi) Smith, Jeannene Khoury, Brandy Welch, and Bodie (Danielle) Welch; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; father and mother-in-law, J. Wes and Gwen Green; one niece and two nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home with Darrell Doom officiating, followed by burial at New Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Smith's family and friends served as pallbearers; honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

Memorials may be to the American Diabetes Association.

William Elmore Bennett

William "Bill" Elmore Bennett, 79, of Cookeville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Livingston Regional Hospital.

Mr. Bennett was a native of Rutherford County. He was retired from TRW as a quality engineer in the rocket division in California. He was a veteran of the Army-Air Force, a Mason, and a member of Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Eagleville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick Owen and Myrtle Vaughn Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bennett of Cookeville; sons, William Elmore Bennett Jr. of Atlanta, Charles Richard Bennett of Sanford, N.C., and Tony Allen Bennett of Frederick, Md.; brother, Rex Bennett of Austin, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 12, at Bennett Cemetery in Eagleville.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Payne Thompson

Robert Payne Thompson, 93, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare.

Mr. Thompson was a native of Marshall County. He was retired from Lewisburg Casting Company and was a member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Wesley and Mattie Orsborn Thompson, and wife, Katie Mae Dorris Thompson.

He is survived by two sons, Joe B. (Marian) Thompson of Shelbyville and Billy Dorris (Anna Lell) Thompson of Tullahoma; sister, Bessie Davis of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Wednesday until the funeral hour for visitation.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution to your favorite charity.

Willie Myrtle Clark Chick

Willie Myrtle Clark Chick, 91, of Cane Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Chick was a native of Rutherford County. She was a retired nursing services employee of Clover Bottom Developmental Center and was a member of the Eagleville Primitive Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Virginia Tennessee Taylor Clark: husband, Thomas Nathan Chick; and son, Donald Ray Chick.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Wardlaw, and son, Bill Chick, both of Cane Ridge; sisters, Gladys Rowland of Eagleville and Betty Alderdice of Lewisburg; brothers, Fay Clark of Eagleville and Eugene Clark of Lewisburg; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Mrs. Chick will be cremated following visitation according to her wishes.