Friday, May 29, 2009

Daniel Philip Whitaker

Daniel Philip "Phil" Whitaker II, 55, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Marshall Medical Center.

Mr. Whitaker was a native of Lewisburg, and was the son of Attorney Dan P. Whitaker and Gwen Coble Whitaker. He was a member of the Lewisburg Elks Lodge, a 1977 Honors Graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with membership in the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisburg.

He is survived by his loving wife, Elaine Sharp Whitaker; sons, John Franklin Whitaker of Kalamazoo, Mich., William Sharp Whitaker of Augusta, Ga., and Daniel Phillip Whitaker III of Lewisburg; brothers Joseph (Rebecca) "Whit" Whitaker of Nashville and Robert L. Whitaker of Spring Hill; and sisters, Tracy (Will) Allen of Raleigh, N. C., and Mary Gwen Whitaker and Allisa (Howard) Warner, both of Lewisburg.

Funeral services for Mr. Whitaker will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the First United Methodist Church of Lewisburg, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Visitation with the family began on Thursday and continues Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the Remote Air Medical Fund.

You may sign Mr. Whitaker's online registry at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown, 45, of Marshall County, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at her residence.

Ms. Brown was a native of Frankfort, Mich. She worked as a custodian and was of the Protestant faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernie Odale Brown and Novie Marie Boyd.

She is survived by her son, Zachariah "Zack" Holden of Pulaski; sisters, Joyce Hutchinson, Brenda Martin, Crestenea Hulett, Martha Miehlke, and Edna McArthur; brothers, Richard and William Brown; three grandchildren, Hunter Holden, Austin Spurlin, and Breanna Kelley; a special friend, Leslie Hager; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service for Ms. Brown will be conducted at noon Saturday, May 30, at Young's Chapel in the Bunker Hill Community with Pastor William Howard Smith officiating. Inurnment services will be held at a later date in Michigan.

The Rose of Sharon Funeral Service, Pulaski, is in charge of local arrangements.

Margie Sharp Lewis

Margie Sharp Lewis, 56, formerly of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence in Memphis.

Mrs. Lewis was a native of Marshall County, who graduated from Marshall County High School in 1971. She also graduated from Memphis State, and was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Clebert Sharp Jr. and Nannie Brady Sharp; and brothers, Wesley Calvin Sharp, Briley Sharp, Tommy Sharp, and Jimmy Sharp.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Lewis of Memphis; siblings, Sally Libs, Becky Johnsey, Jacky Sharp, Cleo Sharp, and Ronnie Sharp, all of Lewisburg; and special friends, Billie Trusty, and Tina and Timmy Horton, all of Memphis.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lewis will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Thomas B. Sumners officiating, followed by burial in Short Cemetery in the Spring Place Community.

Visitation with the family will be held Friday, May 29, from 4 until 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Marshall County Unit, P.O. Box 2282, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

You may sign Mrs. Lewis' online registry at