Friday, March 27, 2009

Maye Bennett Taylor

Maye Bennett Taylor, 97, of Eagleville, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at her residence, surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Taylor graduated from Eagleville High School in 1930 and was captain and center for that year's basketball team. She was a homemaker and enjoyed writing poems and having them printed in the Eagleville Times once a month. She was the oldest member of the Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. As a member, she served as teacher, pianist, and during her 90s, enjoyed singing duets with her life-long friend, Louise Bennett. They practiced their special music over the telephone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen E. "Shack" and Bitha Ellie White Bennett; husband of 66 years, Fred Nance Taylor; brother, Richard Owen "Dick" Bennett; sisters, Ellie and Myrtle Bennett; and nephew, William E. Bennett.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ellen (Spencer) Loyd and Bithie Sue (William) King, and sister, Louise Bennett Scott, all of Eagleville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; two nieces and one nephew.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Spencer Loyd and Rev. Judy Sides officiating, followed by burial in Bennett Cemetery near Eagleville.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial donations may be made the Eagleville Medical Clinic, P. O. Box 149, Eagleville, TN 37060.

Donald E. Stanton

Donald Elton Stanton, 96, a resident of Morning Pointe in Columbia, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Stanton was born in Irondequoit, N.Y. He was a farmer, a machinist and an avid golfer, and was formerly a member of the United Church of Marion, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and June Cole Stanton.

He is survived by to his loving wife, Eleanor Semmler Stanton; daughter, Ellen Stanton (John) Kooman of Lewisburg; sister, Ruth Semmler of Fairport, N.Y.; brothers, Verne Stanton of Trenton, Fla. and William Stanton of Sodus, N.Y.; two granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters

The family has chosen cremation and requests that memorial donations be made to the Marshall County Memorial Library, 310 Farmington Pike, Lewisburg, TN 37091. The family has not scheduled services at the present time.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Williams Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Cummings McLean

Ruth Cummings McLean, 89, of Lewisburg, died Friday, March 6, 2009, in Nashville.

Mrs. McLean was a native of Marshall County. She was employed as a legal secretary before retirement and was a member of Church Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Herman and Dixie Lee Calahan Cummings; husband, Larry G. McLean; and four sisters, Flora Wells, Mazelle Darnell, Mary Sue Thompson, and Robbie Marsh.

She is survived by four nieces and three nephews.

The family will be at London Funeral Home from 10 until 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, for visitation.

Mrs. McLean's body was cremated and a memorial service will be conducted by Bill Tankersley and Robert Payne Hardison at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, from the chapel of London Funeral Home, followed by burial in Round Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203-9658 or Church Street Church of Christ 305 West Church St., Lewisburg, TN 37091.