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Ann Kathleen Lambdin

August 25, 1944 - October 7, 2013

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Saramma Mathews

March 25, 1921 - September 30, 2013

MATHEWS, Saramma- Age 92, Nashville, September 30, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband Abraham T. Mathews; Survived by sons, Abraham Mathews (Rebecca) and George Mathews (Letha); grandchildren, Zara, Alex, Nikhil and Anita Mathews; brother, Rev. George Alexander; sisters, Mary Samuel and Susie George. A life celebration service will be at 2pm on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Harpeth Hills...
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Judy Payne

March 23, 1941 - September 29, 2013

PAYNE, Judy was born on March 23, 1941 and passed away on September 29, 2013. A great wife, mother, and friend, she will be remembered as a kind, loving, and gracious lady, who loved flowers cooking and her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Bob Payne, son, Johnny Ray Payne (Karen Street);brother, Robert Steven Lindsey (Jackie); sister, Charlotte Marie Morris (Don);...
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Stella W. Mangrum

November 9, 1938 - September 28, 2013

MANGRUM, Stella W.- Age 74, Fairview, September 28, 2013. Survived by her spouse, Daniel Mangrum; children, Tony Mangrum (Rita) and Claudette Brown (David); grandchildren, Allen Mangrum (Samantha), Eric Mangrum and Whitney Brown; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Mangrum; brother, Joseph Wegrzyn; sister, Dorothy Siwik (Ernie); and many other loving family members. A life celebration service will be at...
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Phyllis Ruth Landers

August 18, 1945 - September 26, 2013

LANDERS, Phyllis Fisher –Age 68, Born Phyllis Ruth Fisher – August 18, 1945 in Nashville, TN. Passed away on September 26, 2013 in Pensacola, FL. Preceded in death by: father, Carney Mayhew Fisher; mother, Della Coleman Fisher; brother, Ronald J. Fisher; sister, Neona Fisher Satterwhite. Survived by: husband, Jerry W. Landers, Jr; sons, Jeff W Landers (Debbie C.), Tom B Landers (Luann...
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Roger C. McCord

February 19, 1957 - September 25, 2013

MCCORD, Roger C. age 56 of Waverly, TN formerly of Fairview, passed away Wed. Sept. 25, 2013. Roger was born on Feb. 19, 1957 in Dickson, TN to the late James and Dorothy McCord. He is survived by his sister, Peggy Sullivan; brother, Mark (Vicky) McCord; several Nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 from 9AM to 11AM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home...
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Jeannette Vaden Romani

June 28, 1934 - September 24, 2013

ROMANI, Jeannette Vaden – Age 79 of Nashville, TN passed away September 24, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, Parviz Romani. Mrs. Romani is survived by her son, Sean Romani (Mary); grandsons, Aaron Meehan and Kedric Romani; sisters, Delores Teeple (Bob) and Patsy Claytor (Rex); and several loving nieces and nephews. The service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 27...
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Barbara Anita Morris

April 14, 1933 - September 23, 2013

Born in Pineville, MO on April 14, 1933. Died on September 23, 2013. Barbara was best known for her love of God, husband, children and family. Barbara dedicated her life to serving God, her church, family and many other Christian and community organizations. She was a leading force to bring the Seventh Day Adventist Church to Hendersonville, TN, where she also served on the board and numerous...
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Joan Cothern

September 8, 1946 - September 23, 2013

Joan Cothern age 67, of Antioch, TN went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 23, 2013. She was born in Portsmouth, VA, on September 8, 1946. She is survived by her husband, Clint Cothern. The family will conduct a private celebration of life service, out of town and at a late date.
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Charles D. Lovelady`

April 27, 1927 - September 22, 2013

Lovelady, Charles Draper "Charlie" age 86, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on September 22, 2013. Mr. Lovelady proudly served in the Navy during WWII. He owned his own Ins. Agency for several years as well as several other businesses in the Hendersonville area throughout his life. Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Norma Lovelady. He is survived by his son, Chuck (Pat) Lovelady and...
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Betty June Martin

January 19, 1957 - September 21, 2013

MARTIN, Betty Jane- age 56, of Hendersonville, TN passed away September 21, 2013. She was born to the late George Klauck and Mary Lou Woods in Sturgis Michigan on January 19, 1957. Betty served her country proudly in the U.S. Army where she was stationed in Germany. She had an unforgettable personality. She made friends everywhere she went because she was so easy to talk to. She was a very giving...
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Marian Denney Williams

January 30, 1925 - September 21, 2013

WILLIAMS, Marian Denney- age 88, of Hendersonville, TN passed away September 21, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents and 8 siblings. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ray Hendrix Williams and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 12p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Monday 4-8p.m. and Tuesday 10-12p.m. at...
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Dana Jackson Cull

August 17, 1990 - September 20, 2013

CULL, Dana Jackson "D.J."- age 23 of Hendersonville passed away September 20, 2013. D.J. was a 2009 graduate of Hendersonville High School. He loved football and was a linebacker for the Hendersonville Commandos. He was also a member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church. D.J. worked for Bob Frensley Chrysler Jeep Dodge. He will always be remembered for being kind, thoughtful, courteous,...
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Eunice Blair Floyd

September 13, 1929 - September 18, 2013

Floyd, Eunice Blair (Pat) Age 84. Left this world for on another Sept. 18, 2013 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Raleigh, NC to Eunice Blair and Edward York Floyd. She graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh and was valedictorian of her class at Greensboro College in Greensboro, NC. She received a Master of Arts degree in New Testament from Drew Theological...
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Vikki Sallee Dillard

January 22, 1941 - September 16, 2013

Songwriter/singer/recording artist Vikki Sallee Dillard has passed away in Nashville in the quiet presence of friends, relatives and loved ones. Born Phyllis Jean Sallee, the daughter of John Sallee and Evelyn Rhodes Sallee on January 22, 1941, she grew up in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She began her music career as a teenager and adopted the stage name "Vikki" (sometimes spelled "Vicki") Sallee...
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Joe Matlock

December 23, 1924 - September 14, 2013

Joe L. Matlock, age 88, went home to be with his Lord, Friday, September 13, 2013, after a long illness at the Health Center at Richland Place in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe was born December 23, 1924 in Luxora, Arkansas, the only child of John Curtis Matlock and Ona Kate Lanier Matlock. He grew up during the great depression, and graduated from the University of Arkansas, pledging Phi Alpha Kappa...
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Marie Jones Sidwell

August 11, 1922 - September 10, 2013

SIDWELL, Marie Jones-Age 91. Born August 11, 1922 & passed away Sept. 10, 2013. Survived by 3 children, Janice Smith, Las Vegas, NV, Laurie Sidwell Wilks (Don) of Arlington, TX and son, John C. Sidwell (Christy) of Arlington, TN. She had 3 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ada S. McMeen of Nashville, TN & 5 nieces & nephews and their families, also wonderful neighbors...
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Joyce Marie Lequire

January 10, 1956 - September 10, 2013

LEQUIRE, Joyce Marie - age 57, of Gallatin passed away September 10, 2013. Preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Lequire. She is survived by sons, Michael Campbell (Felicia) and Charles Campbell (Adriana); parents, Charlie and Virginia Campbell; sisters, Charlene English, Margie Sloan and Lois Burton; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; several extended family members and friends. A Life...
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William Otis Love

April 11, 1924 - September 9, 2013

LOVE, William Otis- Age 89 of Nashville passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. Bill was preceded in death by his grandson, William Love and step grandson, Robbie Walsh. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley, four children: Holly (Tom) Walsh, Kerry Love Dunn, Daniel Love and Russell (Tika) Love, grandchildren: Ryan (Amy) and Taylor Walsh, Jason and Jillian Johnson and Tim and...
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Pauline Cecile Leahy

April 26, 1924 - September 9, 2013

Pauline Cecile Leahy "Polly", Age 89. She peacefully departed this life in Nashville. Tennessee on September 9, 2013. She is survived by her son Larry Leahy of Gaston, Indiana, her brother Butch Herman of Bridge City, Texas, and many other beloved family members. She was a member of Brook Hollow Baptist Church in Nashville and she faithfully served the State of Tennessee as a telephone...
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Pamela Jean Roberts

August 3, 1951 - September 9, 2013

ROBERTS, Pamela- Age 62, Nashville. Pam went home to be with her Heavenly Father on September 9, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, James Roberts; children, Amie (Daniel) Potter and Matthew (Elizabeth) Roberts; grandsons, Mason, Maddox and Micah Potter; parents, Maynard and Mary Amstutz; sisters, Cindy (Dave) McCarty and Kathy Amstutz. A life celebration service will be at 1 pm on...
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Annetta Ray Adams

May 25, 1939 - September 9, 2013

ADAMS, Annetta- Age 74, Nashville, May 25, 2013. Survived by her husband of 43 years, William Adams; son, Kevin Adams; daughter, Daytha Adams; granddaughter, Jada Dills; brother, Paul Meadows; sister-in-laws, Elizabeth Meadows, Marcia (Keith) Harrison; Phoebie (Brad) Jones; brother-in-laws, Johnny Adams and Jimmy (Shelia) Adams; special friends, Alicia Lewis Prosser, Jodi Caloway and David Frittz...
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Robert W. Dodge

January 18, 1924 - September 8, 2013

DODGE, ROBERT WHITMORE - Passed away Sept. 8, 2013 from complications resulting from a fall last summer. He was 89 years old. Born in Lake Worth Florida on January 18, 1924, he was the second of three sons born to Adiel Marvin Dodge and Ruth Beazley Dodge. After high school he went to work for Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Miami. He served his country during World War II as a waist gunner on a B...
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Jackson Harris

October 6, 1925 - September 5, 2013

Jackson Harris, MD died September 5, 2013, age 87. Born October 6, 1925 in Albuquerque NM to Dr. J.E.J. and Alice Harris, Dr. Harris served in the US Navy and Air Force. He earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Sigma Chi, and Yale University Medical School. In 1957 he began his career as a surgeon at Miller Clinic in Nashville. Together with Dr. Robert...
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Mary Louise Charles

July 30, 1917 - September 4, 2013

CHARLES, Mary Louise Hudgens - Age 96, passed away September 4th, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband Dr. O.W. Charles; son, David W. Charles; brother, E. Ray Hudgens; and parents, Edgar W. and Cora Mayo Hudgens. She is survived by grandsons, Derek B. and Wesley P. Charles; sister- in-law, Sue Hudgens; daughter-in-law, Patsy Fortenberry and three nieces. She was educated at Central High...
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Herman Dean Goolsby

September 12, 1934 - September 3, 2013

GOOLSBY, Herman Dean – Age 78 of Brentwood, TN. Passed away on September 4, 2013. He was born on September 12, 1934 in Altus, OK. He is survived by his wife, Bertha L. Goolsby, his son, Tommy D. Goolsby (Pauline) of Albuquerque, NM, daughters Diana Waddell (Richard) of Seattle, WA, and Cindy Roadman (Ross) of Brentwood, TN, and granddaughters Lauren and Cami Roadman. He is also...
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Elizabeth Lee Lombard

July 14, 1930 - September 3, 2013

LOMBARD, Elizabeth Lee – Age 83 of Nashville, TN passed away September 3, 2013. Mrs. Lombard is preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Arthur Demonbreun; husband, Tommy Lombard; grandson, Chris Lombard, and sister, Nancy Stewart. She is survived by sons, Jerry (Jennie) Lombard and Mike (Phyllis) Lombard; sister, June Colgan; granddaughter, Karen Burchett, great-grandchildren,...
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Betty Lou Cole

October 17, 1936 - September 3, 2013

COLE, Betty Lou, of The Heritage at Brentwood, left this earth September 3, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Novice Joe Cole, Sr. She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Dan) Small of Pleasant View, TN., and two sons, Novice Joe (Julia Gray) Cole, Jr. (Joey) of Nashville, TN., and Steven Craig (Leeann) Cole of Kingston Springs, TN. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Emeline...
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Ainslee H. Chapman,

November 4, 1920 - September 1, 2013

Ainslee H. (Ike) Chapman, 92, departed this life on September 1, 2013 to be with his heavenly Father. Born on November 4, 1920 in Richwood, WV, he is survived by his devoted wife of 71 years, Ora Lee Skidmore Chapman. He is also survived by his children, Linda Hale (Ben), Melodie White (Tray), and Tom Chapman (Kris), 7 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. He lived in several places in...
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William Gene Gilbert

June 28, 1937 - August 30, 2013

GILBERT, William Gene – Age 76 of Hendersonville August 30, 2013. Preceded in death by his brother, Harlan Gilbert. Survived by wife of 42 years, Elaine Gilbert; child, Vanessa Austin (Mark), grandchildren, Kayla Smith & Austin Cowden; great-grandchild, Brooklyn Ralston; sisters, Maria Medina, Jo Ann Cruz, Margaret Craig, Shirley Burton; brother, Paul Gilbert. A Life Celebration will be...
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Thomas Howard Hooper

June 8, 1946 - August 30, 2013

HOOPER, Thomas Howard, age 67 of Goodlettsville, TN passed away August 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by parents, Howard and Velma Hooper; sister, Mary Sue Monohan. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Alma Flatt Hooper; brother, Ronald Lee Hooper (Debra K.); nieces, Brandy Lea Choate and Kelly Monohan-Pettianto; nephews, Ronald Trent Hooper and Sean Monohan. He was a member of...
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David P. Baker, Sr.

May 4, 1930 - August 29, 2013

BAKER, SR. David P. – Age 83 of Hendersonville, August 29, 2013. Preceded in death by his daughter, Dana Marie Baker; brothers, Howard Lee Baker & Marvin Baker. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Vera Baker; sons, David P. Baker, Jr. (Karen), Daniel R. Baker, Sr. & Donald G. Baker; grandchildren, David P. Baker, III, Daniel R. Baker, Jr., Vera Anita Baker, Laura Baker & Elizabeth Baker;...
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Patricia Lynn Allred

November 15, 1952 - August 28, 2013

ALLRED, Patricia Lynn "Patty"- age 60 passed away August 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 15, 1952 in Denver, CO. Patty was a very strong willed person who always put her family first. Her generosity toward her family and friends will always be remembered. In her spare time Patty enjoyed reading, crocheting, and needlepoint. She was a loving wife, mother,...
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Elaine Ware Graham

June 12, 1951 - August 28, 2013

Elaine "Lainey" Ware Graham- age 62 of Portland, TN passed away August 28, 2013. She was born June 12, 1951 in Springfield, TN to the late William Ware (father) and Alda Hinkle Ware (mother). Elaine was a woman of faith and a loyal member of Salem Missionary Baptist Church of Gallatin. She was also a member of the Portland Homemakers Club for many years. Elaine's top priority in life was caring...
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Robert Grinnell

October 17, 1948 - August 27, 2013

Robert Frank Grinnell age 64 of Fairview, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday morning, August 27, 2013 at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. He was born on October 17, 1948 in Hastings, MI to the late Robert and Pauline (Thocker) Grinnell. He married Teresa Schaefer on April 15, 1981, she survives him. Robert retired from General Motors in Spring Hill with 31 years of service. He enjoyed...
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Bette Jean Palmatier McCormick

July 7, 1928 - August 26, 2013

McCormick, Bette Jean Palmatier- Age 85. August 26, 2013. Formerly of Aurora, Illinois. Preceded in death by her son, Paul McCormick. Survived by husband, Edward P. McCormick; children, Michael McCormick, Joel McCormick, Sarah McCormick, Amy Collins; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Thursday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Visitation will be at the church...
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Lois Louise Wood

March 31, 1927 - August 25, 2013

Lois Louise Wood, age 86, of Ashland City, TN was born on March 31, 1927 and passed away on August 25, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Joe Wood, daughter, Denise Shenberger, sons, Bill Wood, Jeffrey Wood (Sue), Max Eugene Wood, grandchildren, Jeffrey Wood, Jr., Chris Wood, and Brandon Wood, great-grandchildren, Hayden Harris-Wood, Melena & Tatiana, and brother, William...
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Nedra Louise Selby

October 10, 1939 - August 24, 2013

SELBY, Nedra Louise – Age 73 passed away on August 24, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Selby. Survivors include her two children; daughter, April (Tori) Cassidy and son, Steve (Jill) Selby; grandchildren, Cole and Ethan Cassidy and Stone and Sailor Selby; one brother, Jerry Morrow. Mrs. Selby was a longtime member of Bellevue Church of Christ. A funeral service...
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James A. Rainey

June 6, 1929 - August 22, 2013

RAINEY, James A.- age 84 went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2013. Jim began his career with what was then Commerce Union Bank and proudly retired as chairman after 43 years with the same bank. He led a life of service always putting God and family first. He served on the Board of Directors for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, The Memorial Foundation, Martin Methodist College, The Federal...
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Betty Belew

August 25, 1932 - August 20, 2013

BELEW, Betty Pritchard- Age 80. Preceded in death by her husband, James E. Belew. Survived by sons, Mike Belew (Leanna), Steve Belew (Tracy), Andy Belew (Wendy ); 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Ward; brother, Ronnie Pritchard. Funeral service will be 11:30 am Friday. Burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be today (Thursday) 6-8 pm. HARPETH HILLS...
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Leroy Holland

December 6, 1930 - August 18, 2013

HOLLAND, Leroy – Age 82 passed away on August 18, 2013. He will be lovingly missed by his wife of 59 years, Laura Jane Holloway Holland; son, Clifford (Carmen) Holland; daughter, Cindy (Fred) Flanzer; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Mr. Holland worked as a Civil Engineer for many years. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11am in the Harpeth Hills...
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Edward Bruce Baggett

August 27, 1940 - August 17, 2013

BAGGETT, Edward Bruce – Age 72 of Gallatin, TN passed away August 17, 2013. Mr. Baggett was retired from General Motors, a member of the Local Union 429. UAW Local 2164, and a 50 year member of the IBEW. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Eileen Baggett and is survived by his loving wife, Judy E. Baggett; daughters, Kellie (Baggett) Jones, Michelle (Baggett) Laflin (Sean),...
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Wilson Landrum frazier

August 31, 1940 - August 15, 2013

Wilson Landrum Frazier, age 72, was born on August 31, 1940 and passed away on August 15, 2013. Wilson retired from the Navy as a Journalist Chief Petty Officer. A true American patriot, he was in both the Air Force and Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He continued pursuing his passion as a journalist after his military service. Wilson is survived by his loving wife, Debra, children, Johnny,...
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Lois Marie Davis

May 14, 1953 - August 15, 2013

Davis, Lois Marie Neely "Sissy" passed away on August 15, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Julia and Freddie Neely, brother, Johnny "Bubba", and nephew, Michael Neely. Lois is survived by her loving husband Cleamon, brother, Herbert"Buddy" Neely wife Diana, nephews, Steve (Tina) Neely, Johnny (Emily) Neely, Michael (Leisha) Varley, and great-nieces and nephews, Courtney, Samantha,...
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Eva Hannah Childs

May 20, 1933 - August 15, 2013

Eva H. Childs beloved wife, mother, and teacher passed away August 15, 2013 of natural causes. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard N. Childs and by her son, John Richard, and grandchildren, Mandy, John Robert, and Jessie. She was preceded in death by her son James Alfred. The Childs family moved to the Nashville area in 1965 from Jamestown so that Rich could take a job with...
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Paul Jennings Tidwell, Jr.

August 23, 1924 - August 15, 2013

TIDWELL, Paul Jennings, Jr. - Age 88 of Nashville, born August 23, 1924 to parents Paul J. Tidwell and Myrtle Brown Tidwell. Paul went peacefully in the arms of his Savior on August 15, 2013. He is survived by sons, David Tidwell (Beverly), and Daniel Tidwell; grandchildren, Joel Tidwell, Rebecca Tidwell, Arianna Tidwell and Grace Tidwell; step grandson, Jeremiah Meyer. Also survived by sister...
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Frank W. Smith

October 20, 1951 - August 14, 2013

SMITH, Frank W. – Age 61 of Hendersonville, TN passed away August 14, 2013. Mr. Smith worked in technical sales for Reynolds and Reynolds Automotive Solutions, Dayton Ohio and proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army Paratroopers. He is survived by wife, Sandra K. Smith; daughters, Amber and Ashley Smith; son, Ryan (Ashley) Nelson; grandchildren, Easton, Rylee, M...
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Darrell Smith

December 26, 1958 - August 12, 2013

SMITH, Darrell - "Striker"- Age 54 years, passed away Monday, August 12, 2013. Darrell was born on December 26, 1958, in Nashville, TN. He is preceded in death by his father, Garland L. Smith. Survived by daughter, Jessica Smith; mom, Lula Ruth Saunders; birth mother, Betty Wade; sisters, Donna Smith and Cheryl Welch-. The Funeral Service will be on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 12 noon, at West...
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Bessie M. Watson

September 23, 1922 - August 12, 2013

WATSON, Bessie Mae Darnell Earls Phipps- age 90 of Hendersonville passed away August 12, 2013. She is survived by children, Ronnie Earls and Faye Harris; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615)...
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Eric D. Gorrell

February 24, 1976 - August 10, 2013

GORRELL, Eric D.- age 37 of Hendersonville, TN was taken from us too early in a tragic motorcycle accident on August 10, 2013. He is survived by his wife and soul mate Beth Gorrell; sons, Austin, Cody and Ty Chilcutt and daddy's little man Race Gorrell; father and best friend Dennis Gorrell; mother, Sue Gorrell; sister, Alisha Gorrell; in laws Clyde and Phyllis Cook, Tony Cook, Kelly (Ron)...
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Sharon Denise Stewart

April 18, 1962 - August 9, 2013

STEWART, SHARON DENISE, 51, of Nashville, TN was born on April 18, 1962 and passed away on August 9, 2013. She will be remembered as a loving wife and sister. Denise is survived by her husband, Ricky Stewart, brothers, Gene and Jerry Baker. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 1-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday,...
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Corenia D. McCloud

May 19, 1959 - August 8, 2013

Corenia D. McCloud, of Bon Aqua, TN was born on May 19, 1959 and passed away on August 8, 2013. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Walker, and sister, Melissa. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert McCloud, mother, Helen Walker, sons, Jason and Robert, daughter, Tammy, grandchildren, R.J., Brittany, Preston, Twila, and Jessie, and brother, Ricky (Lisa) Walker. A visitation...
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Rick Arthur Staley, Jr.

June 10, 1984 - August 7, 2013

Our beloved Rick was born on June 10, 1984 in Nashville, TN, as the first of Marianne Boyle Staley and Rick Staley's seven children. The family grew to seven children with five more boys, William, Michael, Joseph, Daniel and Matthew and one daughter, Julianne. Rick was a very active parishioner of Saint John Vianney Catholic Church, serving as an altar boy in his youth and eventually becoming a...
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Thelma M. Kohnen

August 10, 1920 - August 7, 2013

KOHNEN, Thelma M. – Age 92 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away August 7, 2013. Mrs. Kohnen is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Kohnen and brother, (Walter) Ted Wentz. She is survived by her loving children, Mary Ann Bolen (Jess), Robert E. Kohnen (Patti), Joan M. Jones (Michael), and Rosemary A. Gibson (John); sister, Annette Yavornik, and a legacy of 15 Grandchildren, 7 Great...
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Lena Mai Mangrum

August 6, 1929 - August 5, 2013

MANGRUM, Lena Mai – Age 83 passed away on August 5, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Hardy Mangrum and her son, John Ed Mangrum. She is survived by children, Joyce (Wayne Ivey) White and Scotty (Jessica) Mangrum; grandchildren, Amy (Eddie Williams) White, Chris (Sheryl) White, Diane (Randy) Stinson, Annette Tedder, Cody Mangrum and Courtney Mangrum; 12 great...
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William B. Rainey

April 10, 1926 - August 4, 2013

Born April 10, 1926. Died August 4, 2013. Born in Cleveland, Ohio. Bill moved to Nashville with father William Henry Rainey and mother Louella Young Rainey during his elementary school years. He attended Isaac Litton High School and graduated in 1943. During high school, he worked as a radio engineer at WLAC and had good memories of the station. Bill served at Main Navy in Washington, DC from...
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Howard Totty Oats

October 22, 1959 - August 2, 2013

OATS, Howard Totty, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at the age of 53. He is preceded in death by his father, Howard M. Oats. Survivors include his mother, Vicki Oats; sisters, Angelia Oats of Lebanon, TN and Kimberly Mitchum of Vancouver, WA, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He survived a car accident in 1979, and remained in a wheelchair for 34 years. He never lost his faith in the Lord...
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Kerby Duane West

April 19, 1945 - July 28, 2013

Kerby Duane West "Buster" age 68 of Pegram, TN passed away on July 28, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Barbara Moss West, daughters, Belinda (Becky) West, Kimberly (Ronnie) Richardson, two very special grandchildren Hailey and Kaden Richardson, mother, Georgia West DeGeorge, sisters, Diana Brock Caruthers, Virginia (Gene) McKinney, and Cathy (Mike) Barbree, brother, Roger ...
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Donald Clyde Hendricks

April 14, 1925 - July 27, 2013

Donald Clyde Hendricks, Sr. of Bellevue passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013. Donald "Clyde" is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marian Muncey Hendricks, daughters Peggy Myers, Patricia (Wendell)Smith, Rebecca (Jeffrey) Davis, sons Donald (Mariellen)Hendricks, Robert(Beverly)Hendricks, sisters Diana Wolfram and Lucille Osborne. He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Wendy (Robert...
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Sherman David Jennings

August 6, 1938 - July 25, 2013

Sherman David Jennings August 6, 1938 - July 25, 2013 Sherman David Jennings husband, father, grandfather, friend to all, jokester, died on Thursday, July 25, 2013, leaving a huge void of laughter on this earth. Born on August 6, 1938 in Memphis, TN, David loved to share stories about his days of growing up in one of the best cities in the South and being a Treadwell High School ...
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Mary Davis

November 23, 1940 - July 24, 2013

DAVIS, Mary "Doris" – Age 72 of Lafayette, TN passed away July 25, 2013. Doris was born November 23, 1940 in Marksville, LA to the late Mr. Desolive Carmouche & Mrs. Eunice Vead Carmouche. Mrs. Davis was a fun loving woman that always made friends with whomever she met. She was a very caring and giving woman that enjoyed cooking, traveling, and most of all her family. Mrs. Davis was an...
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Esther Geneva Smith Weigeshoff

December 11, 1937 - July 23, 2013

WEIGESHOFF, Geneva Smith- Age 75 years, passed away July 23, 2013. She was daughter of Willette & Herman "Scooter" Smith and a graduate of Dupont High School in Old Hickory. Survived by husband of 57 years, Ron Weigeshoff; children, Cyndi (Carl) Neuhoff; Bill (Cara) Weigeshoff; Ray (Tami) Weigeshoff; grandchildren, Tara Neuhoff, Michelle Neuhoff, Tony Neuhoff, Jessica Reed, Rebecca Weigeshoff,...
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Larry Eugene Bilbrey

June 4, 1949 - July 22, 2013

BILBREY, First Sergeant Larry Eugene, USMC Retired, lost his battle with cancer on July 22, 2013. He is preceded in death by: Father, Willie Bilbrey; Mother, Jewel Bilbrey; Brother, Bill Bilbrey; Wife, Barbara Bilbrey. He is survived by: Sisters, Mary Halferty, Barbara Dawes, Thelma Combs, and Patty Jeffries; Brother-in-law, Billy Dawes; Son, Larry Bilbrey; Daughter, Amanda Bilbrey; Wife, Cathy...
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Jack R. Jarrard

January 9, 1938 - July 22, 2013

JARRARD, Jack R.-age 75 of Hendersonville, TN passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013. Jack was the graduate of the 1956 class of Joelton High School where he met the love of his life Nancy Ann Davis. They married in 1958. He began a career with Armstrong & Pirelli formerly Gates & Armstrong Rubber Company retiring at age 50. After his retirement he was able to enjoy his three grandchildren to...
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Elmer Lee Thorne

December 5, 1954 - July 22, 2013

THORNE, Elmer Lee - Age 58, of Waverly, TN passed away July 22, 2013. Mr. Thorne is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Lee Thorn and Willie Joyce Inman Perry; grandparents, Lony & Dewey Thorn, Elmer & Eva Inman. He is survived by his loving daughter, Crystal Lee Thorne and step-son, Albert King; sisters, Carolyn Viveiros and Judy Hutson; step-sisters, Debbie Taylor, Kathy Scaminaci, Linda...
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Dorothy C. Thompson

June 5, 1928 - July 22, 2013

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Theresa Charlene Hughes

December 27, 1950 - July 22, 2013

HUGHES, Theresa Charlene, Age 62 of Fairview, TN passed from this life July 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Percy Hughes of Fairview, who was a decorated WWII veteran. Survivors include her mother, Nola Mae Hughes, sister Danielle Hughes McGee, nephew Barry McGee, and niece Ashley McGee Maddux (Cody). She was a loving aunt to Barry and Ashley, and she adored her...
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Tim Gibbs

January 12, 1969 - July 21, 2013

GIBBS, Tim – Age 44, passed away July 21, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Proctor of Kingston Springs, TN; father, Glenn (Gwen) Gibbs of Southside, TN; sister, Jenny (Ricky) Hall; nieces, Dreama (Matt) Street, Melissa (Anthony Brutto) Hall, Lauren (Ryan Bartholomew) Hall and great-nephew, Colby Street. He is also survived by a host of friends and associates of Kroger, where...
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R. Wayne Sharp

February 25, 1946 - July 21, 2013

SHARP, R. Wayne – Age 67 of Gallatin passed away July 21, 2013 with his loving wife at his side. Wayne was a dedicated, hardworking man that enjoyed God's creation. He loved his family, church and work. He was a Godly Christian man that attended church at Southside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a respected man, son, husband, father, grandfather & friend that will truly...
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William Paul Jones

November 12, 1928 - July 19, 2013

William "Paul" Jones, age 84, of Fairview, TN, passed away Friday July19 after a brief illness. Born in Philipsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Harry and Minnie (Enss) Jones. Predeceased by his parents, Harry & Minnie Jones, sister Mary Viehdorfer and brother Robert Jones. Paul is survived by his loving wife of nearly 33 years, Betty. In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by daughter...
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Susan Jones Martin

March 22, 1951 - July 18, 2013

MARTIN, Susan Jones - Born March 22, 1951. Passed away peacefully July 18, 2013 at her home in Hendersonville, TN. She is survived by her husband, John Martin and was the daughter of Lawrence and Virginia Bryan Jones (both deceased). Susan was a native of LaGrange, Georgia, long-time resident of Hendersonville, Tennessee and former resident of Greenville, South Carolina. Susan was a vivacious,...
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Paul Donald Howard

May 16, 1929 - July 17, 2013

HOWARD, Paul Donald "Don" – Born May 16, 1929, received in the arms of Jesus July 17, 2013. He taught the Men's Bible Class at St. John's United Methodist Church for over 50 years; he was a faithful member of the choir, active on the board, and participated many years raising funds for Big Brothers. Most recently he worked with St. John's outreach ministry feeding the homeless. He was a...
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Vernetta Jacobs

July 17, 2013 - July 17, 2013

JACOBS, Vernetta - Age 88 of Hendersonville, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Alive Hospice Center surrounded by her family. She was a much loved and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Vernetta was born in Tripp, S.D. on April 10, 1925, a daughter of the late Paul and Christina Schmidt. She married the late Wendell A. Jacobs in South...
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Era Bell Chessor

February 21, 1927 - July 17, 2013

Era Bell Loveless Chessor, 86, of Nashville went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 following a lengthy illness. She was born in Coble, Tennessee on February 21, 1927 to Walter and Lola Loveless. Era married Robert Elmo Chessor on November 24, 1948 where they lived in Centerville until relocating to Nashville in 1957. They celebrated 64 years together. Era was a devoted wife,...
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Daniel McIntyre Berry, Jr.

February 14, 1926 - July 16, 2013

Daniel McIntyre Berry, Jr., a resident of Presbyterian Village in Atlanta, GA graduated to the Church Triumphant on July 11, 2013 at age 87 after developing Alzheimer's disease. Dan was born on Valentine's Day in 1926 in Augusta, Georgia. The date was most appropriate because everyone who knew Dan saw that he had a big heart and a deep love of God, of people, of music, of humor, and of life. He...
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Evonne Ruth Tate

October 15, 1939 - July 15, 2013

TATE, Evonne R.- Age 73, Bon Aqua, July 15, 2013. Preceded in death by brother, Gerald Miller. Survived by her husband, William Tate; children, Wendy Tate Cunningham (Donald), Buddy Tate (Angie) and Ronnie Tate (Carrie); grandchildren, Amanda Tate, Bradley Tate, Nicole Tate, Aimee Sadoski, Ryan Tate, Chelsea Tate, Katie Neese and Nicholas Tate; great-grandchildren, Bridgett Moore, Keelan Tate,...
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Jeffrey David McGill

February 12, 1980 - July 15, 2013

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Elizabeth McNelly

June 18, 1924 - July 14, 2013

McNelly, Elizabeth – Age 89 of Portland passed away July 14, 2013. Preceded in death by her parents, Bert Hardison & Viola Brown Hardison; brothers, Charles Hardison, "Budd" Hardison, Vernon Hardison; sister, Maybelle Bradley. Survived by her children, G. A. Swindle (Neysa), Michael Swindle (Joyce), Cecilia Flowers & Connie Smith; grandchildren, Brandi Swindle, Melisa Swindle, & Michael...
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Betty Jean Nacarato

August 18, 1930 - July 13, 2013

NACARATO, Betty Jean (Ray), 82. Passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born August 18, 1930 to the late Joseph and Catherine Ray in Gary, Indiana. She was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School and attended Indiana University. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Joe and John Ray and sisters Catherine Ray and...
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Eleanor Ann Wood

February 21, 1928 - July 12, 2013

WOOD, Eleanor Ann – July 12, 2013. Age 85. Survived by husband, Carl E. Wood; children, Martha (Bobby) Bristol, Carl E. (Sue) Wood, Jr., Karen (Nelson) Parks, Cindy Guidry, Renea (Tony) Hamilton, Michelle (Frank) Fay, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Life Celebration service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:30am with interment following at Middle Tennessee State...
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James Wayne Weatherby

March 12, 1943 - July 12, 2013

WEATHERBY, James July 12, 2103. Survived by daughters, Tonya and Crystal Dawn; 4 grandchidren, Andrea, Brian, Samantha and Jordan; 1 great-grandson, Dominic; sister, Willowadene; brothers, Rickyand John Edward. Life celebration service will be 2:30 pm Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Buraial at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation Monday 4-8 pm. HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME (615) 646...
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Christopher Leigh Humphreys

January 20, 1982 - July 12, 2013

HUMPHREYS, Christopher Leigh- Age 31, January 20, 1982 - July 10, 2013. Loving son and father survived by son, Austin, and daughter, Hailey; mother, Cynthia Diane Murphy; father, Charles Thomas Humphreys; brothers, Jeremiah and Isaac; sisters, Tiffany, Kelsie, Trina, Katie, Ella, Tommie, and Libby and grandparents Drexel and Shirley Murphy and Mattie Humphreys. A Life Celebration service will be...
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James Ray Dabbs

August 21, 1971 - July 11, 2013

DABBS, James Ray-Age 41 passed away on July 11, 2013. He is preceded in death by his father, John A. Dabbs. He is survived by his mothers, Shirley Dabbs and Kay Dawson; brothers, Randy (Trudy) Dabbs, Phillip (Loren) Dabbs, Troy (Jackie) Crow; sisters, Tammy (James) Greer, Kelly Harris, Debbie House, Alesia Clark and lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends. A Life...
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Eva Elizabeth Forehand

December 15, 1922 - July 11, 2013

FOREHAND, Eva Elizabeth – Age 90, Dec. 15, 1922 – July 11, 2013. She is preceded in death by parents, Sam and Bessie Prince; brother, Tony Prince and sister, Lois Harris. She is survived by a loving devoted husband of 71 years, Doug; daughters, Joyce (Don) Bowen of Birmingham, AL and Brenda Forehand of Franklin, TN; grandsons, Kevin (Krista), Bryan (Lara) and Craig (Candie) Bowen,...
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Mike Walker

April 19, 1956 - July 8, 2013

WALKER, Mike – Age 57 of Portland passed away July 8, 2013 at his home. He was born April 19, 1956 in Nashville, TN to the late Alex Walker and Hattie Bell Oakley. He attended school at Cumberland High School in Nashville. In 1979 he was introduced to his soon to be wife of 33 years. After many years of living in the Nashville area Mike and Pat moved to Sumner County. Mike was a jokester...
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James Ronald Crawford

July 19, 1936 - July 8, 2013

CRAWFORD, James R., Age 76, July 8, 2013. Preceded in death by his spouse, Dorothy R. Crawford; parents, James C. and Eula Crawford; sister, Mary Jo Moore. Survived by spouse, Donice Heckler Crawford; children, Chris Crawford (Amy) and Margaret Crawford; step-children, Thomas Heckler (Jeanne), Scott Heckler (Sue), Kip Heckler (Cindy) and Kandi Whited (Jim); grandchildren, Cody and Drew Crawford;...
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Cecil Clark Bradshaw

October 9, 1936 - July 7, 2013

Born October 9, 1936…..Died July 7, 2013 (76 years old) Cecil Clark Bradshaw was born on October 9, 1936 to Sterling Cecil Bradshaw and Mae Belle Carter of Clinton, North Carolina. Cecil Clark grew up in Keener, North Carolina and attended Clinton High School. He was an outstanding basketball player. In fact he was such an excellent player, forward position, that he was offered a full...
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Carolyn Edwards Soderberg

March 12, 1931 - July 5, 2013

Carolyn Edwards Soderberg of Ada, Michigan passed away July 5, 2013. She was 82 years of age and spent the last year of her life under the loving care of Elmcroft of Hendersonville, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles William in May 2012 and son, Walter William and sister, Doris Ann Davenport. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Nicholas) Wittner of California, Karen ...
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Evelyn Coral Mangrum

March 30, 1920 - July 5, 2013

MANGRUM, Evelyn Coral- Age 93, peacefully went home to be with her Lord on July 5, 2013. Mrs. Mangrum was born March 30, 1920 in Wilson County to the late George H. and Myrtle E. Stonecipher Pennington. She spent her childhood years in the Rome community of Smith County. She is preceded in death by her husband Eulis H. Mangrum and brothers, John G. Pennington and James H. Pennington. Mrs....
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Connie Moody Mayo

June 14, 1925 - July 5, 2013

MAYO, Connie Moody – Age 88 years, passed away July 5, 2013. She was an amazing, loving Christian wife, mother and friend. She leaves behind her husband of almost 70 years, Frank G. Mayo; son, David N. Mayo; daughter, Frankie M. (Patrick) Williams; grandchildren, Neal (Anna) Mayo, Jennifer (Dave) Young, Brooke (Douglas) Word, Laura Lynn (Andrew) Stubbs, and Christopher Williams; great...
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Valma E. Sauls

May 28, 1935 - July 4, 2013

SAULS, Valma E. – Age 78 passed away on July 4, 2013. Born on March 28, 1935, he is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Russell and 3 grandchildren, all of Lafayette, TN; one brother, Hubert Sauls, and sister Betty Denton. The funeral service will be Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2pm, with Norman Slate officiating. Interment to follow. Visitation will also be on Saturday from 10am-2pm. ...
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Lynn H. Daye

May 8, 1951 - July 3, 2013

DAYE, Lynn H. – Passed away July 3, 2013. Mrs. Daye is survived by her loving husband, Dale Daye; children, Chris Lauper, Jenny Colbert (David), & Curtis Daye; grandchildren, Cameron Daye, Katilynn & Christian Colbert; brothers, Wayne Hoyal (Mo), Mike Hoyal (Suzanne) and Larry Hoyal. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, July 13th at 2PM with the memorial service at 3PM in the...
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Margaret Briscoe Cole

September 19, 1921 - July 2, 2013

COLE, Margaret Briscoe- September 19, 1921 – to - July 2, 2013, Devoted to the health, happiness and well being of her family, Margaret Briscoe Cole was known by all for her generosity, consideration and a beauty of countenance that was exceeded only by the beauty of her grace, spirit and open heart. Born September 19, 1921 in Lafayette, Indiana, Margaret was the apple of William G Cole,...
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Mary Boddie Swaney Elizer Cornwell

August 11, 1921 - June 29, 2013

CORNWELL, Mary Boddie Swaney Elizer – age 91, of Hendersonville, TN went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2013. She was born in Gallatin, TN on August 11, 1921 to the late Frank Swaney and Sara Boddie Swaney Goode . Mary was a graduate of Gallatin High School. She continued her education at Martin College where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honorary Society, the student council and...
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Kazuko Khuba Arbogast

August 8, 1944 - June 29, 2013

ARBOGAST, Kazuko Khuba – Age 68 of Hermitage passed away June 29, 2013. Mrs. Arbogast was a loving mother and grandmother that will be missed. Survived by her children, Sanya Lika Arbogast (Chris Ford), Bill Arbogast & Kaz Sermsai (Daniel); grandchildren, Dylan Arbogast, Connor Arbogast, Zac Arbogast, Keiffer Ford & Nik Ford. A Life Celebration will be held 1pm Tuesday at Hendersonville...
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Paul Martin Finholt, Sr.

May 17, 1925 - June 29, 2013

FINHOLT, Paul M., Sr.- age 88, of Hendersonville, TN passed away June 29, 2013. Paul was an unselfish man that always could see the good in people. He had a great laugh and smile that people would gravitate toward. He was an adventurous, spontaneous man full of life. He enjoyed the water, fishing, woodworking, golfing, and most of all, his family. He was a great husband, father, grandfather,...
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Chester Eugene Davis

October 25, 1926 - June 29, 2013

DAVIS, Chester Eugene, Age 86, Nashville, June 29, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Juanita Davis. Survived by children, Dorothy Lamanda Russell, Harry Eugene Davis, James Timothy , Etta Darlene Dorang, Lillie M. Martin, Leslie Franklin Davis and Stephen Joe Davis; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Davis; sister, Maryanne. A life celebration service will be at 1pm...
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William Woodrow Foriest

April 17, 1922 - June 25, 2013

FORIEST, William Woodrow, born April 17, 1922 and died June 25, 2013. Son of Audrey and Will Foriest. Founding member of Bellevue Church of Christ, loving husband, cherished dad and adored granddad. Raised in Dickson County, TN, moved to Nashville in 1953. He worked for Ford Glass Plant for 27 years. Served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII, known for his gifted hand, the beautiful wrought...
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Mary Ammons

September 14, 1921 - June 24, 2013

AMMONS, Mary Kate – Age 91 years, passed from this life on Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence. Mary was born on September 14, 1921, in Pleasantville, Tennessee. She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall Ammons. Survived by her daughter, Madelyn (Wayne) Tharp, of Hohenwald, TN; sons, Rodney (Cydne) Ammons, of Fort Worth, TX; Rickey Ammons, and Roger (Donna) Ammons, both of...
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Jerry Carson Crain

February 12, 1941 - June 23, 2013

CRAIN, Jerry Carson- Age 72, Kingston Springs, June 23, 2013. Survived by his loving wife o 54 years, Leah Crain; daughter, Lisa Kennedy (Mike); grandson, Daniel Kennedy (Marty); great-granddaughter, Lyla Kennedy; sisters, Jane McCormick and Sherrie Binkley (Jerry); brother, Bill Grice; niece, Susan Holmes. He leaves behind 5 fur-children. He loved everybody and was the best salesman in the world...
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