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Obituaries

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

OBITS for 4 March

Willard B. Marley

Willard B. Marley, 65, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009.

Mr. Marley was a native of Joplin, Mo. He was s supervisor in shipping and receiving at Tuscarora Foam Packaging. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything to do with nature, and was also an artist who enjoyed oil painting, especially landscapes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ethel Mae Thompson Marley, and great-granddaughter, De'Amore Turnipseed.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruth Spencer Marley of Lewisburg; children, Rickey Marley and Tonya Thrush, both of Lewisburg, Deanna Love of Marion, Ind. and Becky Duff of Van Buren, Ark.; brother, James "Sonny" (Linda) Marley of Marion, Ind.; sister, Jane (Harrison) Denham of Scottsville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 28, from the Storey Chapel of Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service in Gas City, Ind. with Brother Steven Parker officiating, followed by burial in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Ind.

Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

William Thomas Pugh

William Thomas "Pep" Pugh, 75, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence after an extended illness.

Mr. Pugh was born in Chapel Hill and was retired as a machinist with Durango Boot Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston Mead and Sadie Bell Batten Pugh; wives, Katherine Goss and Peggy Leverette Pugh; daughter, Kitty Diane Lovvorn; and brother, Paul Pugh.

He is survived by his son, Billy (Linda) Pugh of Shelbyville; daughters, Peggy Nichols and Connie (William) Price, all of Shelbyville, and Pam (Tom) Sullivan of Wartrace; brother, Houston Meade (Sylvia) Pugh of Shelbyville; sisters, Sarah (Noble) Clark of Russellville, Ky., Mable (L.C.) Foster of the Wheel Community, and Jessie Horton of Shelbyville; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 27, from Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Brother Gilly Andrews officiating, followed by burial in Hopper Cemetery.

Norma Lee Poling

Norma Lee Poling, 77, of Cornersville, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Poling was a native of Grafton, W.V. She was the owner of Douglas Printing Shop in Pennsylvania before retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Poling.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Lang of Vinemont, Ala., and one grandson.

Graveside services will be conducted by Barry Fralix at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Lone Oak Cemetery.

There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Edwards Richardson

Mary Elizabeth Edwards Richardson, 92, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 2, 2009, in NHC Oakwood.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Henry and Maggie Jane Wood Edwards; husband, Paul Harris Richardson; sisters, Anna May Edwards, Hettie Sue Reed and Nannie Laura Holley; and brothers, Luther Randolph Edwards, John Henry Edwards, and Julius Carroll Edwards.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Beechwood Cemetery.

Elmer James Riggs Sr.

Elmer James Riggs Sr., 60, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at Maury Regional Hospital.

Mr. Riggs was a native of Campbell County. He was retired from the Knoxville Iron Company and was a member of the Farmington Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Howard Sr. and Sadie Louise Seibers Riggs.

He is survived by his son, Elmer James (Angela) Riggs Jr. of Lewisburg; daughters, Karen Renee (Michael) Johnson of the Wheel Community, and Shelia Ann Riggs of Lewisburg; brothers, George Riggs Jr. of California and Edward Riggs of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Mary Montgomery and Ronda Stone, both of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 1, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Temple Cemetery.