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Obituaries

Friday, March 6, 2009

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 were conducted Wednesday, March 4, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Beechwood Cemetery.

Charles W. Rogers

Charles W. Rogers, 75, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Rogers was a native of Gastonia, N. C. He was a retired electrical engineer at Teledyne and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Margaret Cloniger.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Rogers of Lewisburg; sons, Tony Rogers of Humboldt and Tim Rogers of Lewisburg; brother, Roy Rogers of Knoxville; and grandchildren, Isaac, Drew, and Tyler Rogers, all of Humboldt.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 4, from First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg. Memorial donations can be made to Henry Horton State Park or the American Heart Association.

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Cozart

Louise Cozart, 96, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 in NHC Lewisburg.

Mrs. Cozart was a native of Maury County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Clarence and Estella Hardison Shannon; husband, Leroy Cozart; daughter, Clara Mai Anderson; and brothers, A.B. Shannon and J.C. Shannon.

She is survived by her daughters, Faye (Mike) Collins of Lewisburg and Nancy (Blair) Bourke of Athens, Ga.; sons, Clarence (Roberta) Cozart of Berlin, Billy L. (Edna) Cozart and Wayne (Janie) Cozart, all of Lewisburg; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, March 5, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Jane Tucker

Jane Tucker, 59, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Tucker was a native of Chicago, Ill. and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Phyllis Doering Sanocki.

She is survived by her husband, Garry H. Tucker of Lewisburg; daughters, Vicki Tucker of Lewisburg, and Susan Butcher, Deborah Tucker, and Chrissy Tucker, all of Charleston, S.C.; son, Bobby Tucker of Columbia; sisters, Mary Stachovic and Fran Atchley, and a brother, David Sanocki, all of Chicago; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Lawrence Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Harold L. Williams

Harold L. Williams, 69, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Williams was a native of Iowa City, Iowa. He served in the Army National Guard and was a journeyman plumber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Z. and Opal Irene Garrett Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Doris M. Williams of Chapel Hill; daughters, Crystal Edgar of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Robyn Eggers of Anamosa, Iowa, and Patricia Jones of Manchester, Tenn.; sons, Randall Williams of Anamosa, Ill., Michael Taylor of Oregon, and William Taylor of Mt. Juliet; sister, Lucille Langel of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother, Roy Williams of Chapel Hill; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Lawrence Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.

James Greer Floyd Jr.

James Greer Floyd Jr., died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.

Mr. Floyd was a graduate of Marshall County High School, and served in the Navy from 1961 to 1965. He attended Lighthouse Baptist Church and was an independent insurance agent in Murfreesboro. He was a loving husband and father.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Greer Floyd Sr. and Rosa Whitehead Floyd.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl Floyd; daughters, Shawnda Michelle (Greg) Gossage and Shannon Marie Floyd, both of Murfreesboro; brothers, James T. Floyd of Nashville, William Ronald Floyd of Murfreesboro, and Richard Gary Floyd of San Francisco; and two granddaughters, Katie and Abby Gossage,

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Pastor Charles Ray officiating, followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Julia Gritton

Julia Gritton, 75, of Seffner, Fla., formerly of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at her residence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Gritton.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Tony) Zimlich of Louisville and Cindy (Foster) Ferguson of Seffner; son, David Lutes, also of Seffner; brother, Bernard Griffis, and sister, Rebecca St. Charles, both of Louisville; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at London Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. at New Hope Cemetery in the Ostella Community.

Memorial donations may be made to Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.

Judy Lynn King

Judy Lynn King, 50, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Maury Regional Hospital.

Mrs. King was a native of Davidson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Louise Sanders Kelton; grandson, Ronald Christopher King Jr.; sister, Deborah Faye Malcolm; and brother, Leonard Wayne Kelton.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Roy King of Lewisburg; father, Paul Albert Kelton Sr. of Nashville; daughter, Amanda Lynn King Davis, and sons, Donald Dewayne King and Ronald Christopher King Sr., all of Lewisburg; brother, Paul Albert King Jr. of Nashville; sisters, Mary Lou Haggenmacher of Nashville, Patricia Ann Cargile of White Bluff, and Thelma Louise Cooper of Bellevue; four grandchildren; three nieces; and five nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Kenneth Beckham officiating, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

You may sign Mrs. King's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com