Earlene Denton Smith
Earlene Denton Smith, 85, died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Village Manor in Lewisburg.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Winter Garden, Fla., but she moved with her parents to the Culleoka Community where she graduated from Culleoka High School. After working in Chattanooga as bookkeeper for Dr. John Hoover for two and a half years she returned to Maury County and took nurses' training at King's Daughters Hospital School of Nursing in Columbia. She later moved to Lewisburg to pursue her nursing career at Wheat, Brown, Gordon, Leonard, and Taylor Hospitals. Mrs. Smith retired in good health and became a full-time homemaker and loved working in crafts and crocheting. She was a life-time member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Thomas Denton and Esther Barrett Martin Denton; husband of 60 years, George O. Smith; and sister, Thelma Tallent.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Mike) Haislip of Culleoka; grandchildren, Tracie Lynn (Justin) Foster of Spring Hill and Nathan Alden Haislip of Knoxville; sister, Ozella Dugger of Culleoka; brother, Ralph Thomas Denton of Jupiter, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Monday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan officiating, followed by burial in Bryant Cemetery in the Mooresville Community.
The active pallbearers were Tony Dugger, Troy Dugger, Lewis McConnell, Larry Speight, Tommy Tallent, Joe Foster, and Doug Burton. Bill Holly and Lyndal Fagan served as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Bryant Cemetery, c/o Carol Williams, 1207 Mooresville Road, Culleoka, TN 38451.
Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.
Sara Elizabeth Primm
Sara Elizabeth Primm, 21, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her residence.
Ms. Primm was a native of Davidson County. She an office coordinator for the Ambulatory Care Center at Maury Regional Medical Center, and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dick and Louise Liggett, and Tom Primm.
She is survived by her parents, Tommy and Denise Primm, and brothers, Cody and Lane Primm, all of Lewisburg; and grandparents, Jean Cushing of Fayetteville and Betty Primm of Lewisburg.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 14, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Chatman officiating, followed by burial in Wheel Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Charlie Hobby, Donald Davis, Bill Woodside, Eddie Liggett, Ty Curlee, Steve Crawford, and Cody, Lane, Buck, and Blake Primm.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Ambulatory Care Center at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Henderson Thomas Collins
Henderson Thomas Collins, 66, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his residence.
Mr. Collins was a native of Maury County. He served in the Army during Vietnam and Desert Storm and retired from the Tennessee National Guard after 26 years of service. He was retired from Marshall Manufacturing and was a member of the New Life Community Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, H.J. and Nellie Street Collins; and a grandson, Chris Jett.
He is survived by his wife, Corinne Blackwell Collins, and four stepsons, Timmy, Frankie, Terry, and Phillip Jett, all of Lewisburg; sisters, Kathy Hobby of Lewisburg and Frances Chapman of Pulaski; brothers, Alvin Collins of Columbia, Barney Collins of Athens, Ala., and Ray Collins of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 14, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial with military honors in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Thomas A. Wells
Thomas A. Wells, 86, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at NHC Lewisburg.
Mr. Wells was a native of Watertown. He was retired from Sealtest Foods and was a member of the East LaFollette Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Gilbert Wells and Amanda Spurlock; his first wife, Carolyn Traughber Wells; and a grandson, Dana Adcock.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Betty Gatlin Wells and children, Wanda (Glenn) Adcock and Lynn (Bubba) Tankersley, and Gary (Brenda) Wells, all of Lewisburg, and Thomas G. "Buddy" Wells of Seymour, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Brother J.T. Hargrove officiating, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzhiemer's Association or to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
You may sign Mr. Wells' online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com.
Cheryl Fender, 53, of Lewisburg, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at her residence.
Mrs. Fender was a native of Augusta, Ga. She was a former customer service represenative for the National Bridle Shop.
She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Nivison, and her stepfather, Lynn Brown.
She is survived by her mother, Joellen Dennison Brown of Coolidge--Kalamazoo, Mich.; sons, Nick and Ben Fender, both of Lewisburg; and sister, Lori Brown of Oak Park, Ill. Her grandmother, Norene Nivison, and special friend, Jim Bowerman, also survive.
Visitation with the family will begin at noon Saturday, March 21, at the funeral home, and continue until the service hour.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, in the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Father Bill Kelly officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter.
You may sign Mrs. Fender's online registry at www.billsmcgaugh.com