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Rosie Carol West

April 29, 2014

Rosie Carol Porter West, age 66, passed away April 29, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell and Georgia Gannon Porter and sister, Margie Lamb. She is survived by her husband, Charles Edward West; son, Jared (Dawn) West of Murfreesboro; daughter, Angela Gregory of Rockvale; brothers, Dean Porter of Manchester,...
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Tammy Ilene Harbolic

April 28, 2014

Tammy Ilene Harbolic, age 40 passed away April 28, 2014. She was a native and long time resident of Rutherford County. She worked as a Loan Account Manager at Guaranty Trust. Tammy was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie Castelle Williams and sister, Callie Pomeroy. She is survived by her father, Dwight Williams; husband, Robert Alfred Harbolic of Shelbyville; son, Jacob Harbolic and...
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Virginia Rhea Adams

April 27, 2014

Virginia Rhea Hammond Adams, born January 18, 1933 in Louisville, KY passed away, April 27, 2014 in Murfreesboro. Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert Harrison and Dorothy Dodd Hammond. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Glenn Lee Adams; sisters, Betty Jo Cornwall of Pensacola, FL and Jonne Marie (Charles) Mercer of Louisville, KY; daughter, Terry Adams (Ed) Alexander;...
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Henry "Buddy" Clark, Jr.

April 27, 2014

Henry "Buddy" Clay Clark Jr., age 64, passed away April 27, 2014. He was a native and long time resident of Rutherford County. Buddy retired from Bunny Bread after 33. He was a tender soul that loved his family dearly. His faith held strong and he was a child of God. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Clay and Artye Insel Clark and brother, Larry Clark. He is survived by...
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Gerald Dewey King

August 20, 1954 - April 26, 2014

Gerald Dewey King, age 59, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Gerald was born in Clinton, TN and lived in Rutherford County all of his life. Gerald was a self-employed television repairman. Gerald was preceded in death by his father, Buster Luther King. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Jean Wilson King of Murfreesboro; four sisters, Deborah ...
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Paul Wayne Luna

April 24, 2014

Paul "Wayne" Luna, age 73, passed away April 24, 2014 at Adams Place. He was a native of Marshall County and a long time resident of Bedford County. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Catherine Massey Luna; wife, Sylvia Eskew Luna; brother, Joe Luna. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Barnett of Murfreesboro, Lindsey Leigh Luna of California, Teresa Luna Teer of...
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Shirley Louise Duenweg

April 23, 2014

Shirley Louise Duenweg, age 84, passed away April 23, 2014. She was a native of Deer Trail, Colorado and lived most of her life in Southern California. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Harley and Cordella Holland Jones and son, James Clark Duenweg. She is survived by her sons, David Duenweg of Murfreesboro, Louis Kruger Duenweg of California and daughter, Mellany Ruth Giese of...
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James Marion Prater

April 23, 2014

James Marion Prater, age 65, passed away April 23, 2014. He was a native of Bedford County and a long time resident of Rutherford County. James served in the United States Marines and retired from Alvin C. York VA Hospital. He was a member of the American Legion and Family Worship Center. James was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mitchell and Ethel Burnett Prater and brother,...
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Ruth Hackney

April 21, 2014

Ruth Stacey Hackney, age 79, passed away April 21, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Coffee County but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. Ruth was a member of Emmanuel Church of Christ. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Minerva Stacey; husband, Edward (Junior) Hackney. She is survived by her son, Johnny (Tammy) Hackney and Charles Eaton; daughters,...
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Alonzo Smith

April 19, 2014

Alonzo E. Smith, age 88 passed away peacefully, April 19, 2014 at the Tennessee State Veterans Home, Murfreesboro, TN. He was a native of Athens, Al and a resident of Murfreesboro. Alonzo was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Nella Fuller Smith. Mr. Smith proudly served in the Navy for his Country. He was a quiet, reserved man who enjoyed long walks in the great outdoors and...
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Betsy Foutch Willis

April 19, 2014

Betsy Foutch Willis passed away on April 19, 2014 at Adams Healthcare in Murfreesboro, TN. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a member of East Main Church of Christ. Betsy worked as a receptionist with Dr. Joe Knight for many years. Betsy was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Eva Foutch, and her sister, Myrtle Ruth Foutch. She is survived by her son,...
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Kenneth A. Fike

April 18, 2014

Kenneth A. Fike, age 73, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. He was a native of Sheffield, Alabama and lived in Alabama most of his life before moving to Murfreesboro. Kenneth was a retired engineer, worked on the Space Shuttle at Cape Canaveral and served in the United States Navy. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Orice Alton and Mildred Gwynne Fike; and wife, Charlene Fike. ...
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Carol Elaine Sanders

April 14, 2014

Carol Elaine Sanders, age 69, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse and had lived in Murfreesboro for the past six years. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Lora Foust Swick. She is survived by her son, Frederick Charles Sanders; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie Elaine and Earnest Maxwell; sister,...
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Hazel Louise Farmer

March 15, 1936 - April 12, 2014

Hazel Louise Farmer, age 78, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Medical Center of Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Betty Sue Farmer; husband, Earl Ray Farmer; son, William Dornan Bain. Hazel is survived by her sons, James Farmer of Beechgrove TN and Bobby Allen Bain of Shelbyville TN; daughters, Rhonda Dianne Bain of Beechgrove TN and Betty Jean...
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Clatie Ragsdale

April 10, 2014

Clatie Ragsdale, age 93, passed away April 10, 2014 at her home. She was a native of Dickson, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Bertha Vandivort; husband, Burton Ragsdale; son, Ernest Lee Ragsdale; brother, Sam Vandivort; sisters, Evelyn Dodson and Agnes Vandivort. She is survived by her son, Eddie (Peggy) Ragsdale; daughter, Martha Ann (Bob) Boshears;...
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Christopher Andrew Turley

April 8, 2014

Christopher Andrew Turley, age 23, passed away April 8, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Murfreesboro. Christopher attended Lighthouse Baptist Church. Christopher was preceded in death by his father, Andrew David Turley; sister, Natalie Turley; grandmother, Shirley Dennis; and uncle, Luke Turley. He is survived by his mother, Pamela Dennis; sisters, Brittany Nicole Stacey of...
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Beulah Erma Lannom

April 5, 2014

Beulah Erma King Lannom, age 98, passed away April 5, 2014 at Northside Health Care. She was a native of Rutherford County and the oldest member of Lascassas Baptist Church. Erma is survived by grandchildren, Kimberly Ames and Christina Connable and great-grandchildren, Gideon and Amelia Connable. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Berbie King; and daughter, Sally Lee...
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Valerie Jean Acker

April 2, 2014

Valerie Jean Acker, age 54 passed away April 2, 2014. She was a native of San Diego, California but lived most of her life in Wisconsin and in Rutherford County since 2003. Valerie is survived by her parents, Wesley Goff of Wisconsin and Beverly Coulter of Wisconsin; husband, Michael Acker of Murfreesboro; son, Benjamin Acker of Murfreesboro; daughters, Casey (Eric) Scheberl of Wisconsin...
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Henry Lee Bogle

April 2, 2014

Henry Lee Bogle, age 78, passed away April 2, 2014 at St. Thomas West. He was a loving and kind husband who loved his family and most of all a Christian man who loved God and his church. Henry enjoyed reading, especially civil war. He loved traveling to the Smokey Mountains and having fun. Henry retired from American General Insurance and Suntrust Bank. He was a member of the Milton Baptist...
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Edd Mack Edwards

April 1, 2014

Edd Mack Edwards, age 92, passed away April 1, 2014 at Tennessee State Veterans Home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Edd was a barber for over 50 years, served in the U.S. Navy, a World War II veteran serving in the South Pacific and a member of Bridge Avenue Church of Christ. Edd was preceded in death by his parents, Nat Gooch and Almeda Edwards; wife, Ruth Bell...
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Andrew E. VanHulle

March 31, 2014

Andrew E. VanHulle, age 39, died suddenly from a brain aneurism on March 31, 2014. He was an organ donor which has already helped three people. Andy was a native of Brighton, Colorado. He was always helping people and the most amazing father. Andy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Virginia Baird. He is survived by his mother, Kathy VanHulle; daughter, Lauren VanHulle and her...
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Jean Coppinger Reed

March 31, 2014

Jean Coppinger Reed, age 57, passed away March 31, 2014 at Stonecrest Medical Center. She was a native of McMinnville and lived most of her life in Cannon County and the last five years in Rutherford County. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Livy Coppinger. She is survived by her mother, Lorene Coppinger of Morrison; husband, Marlon L. Reed of Smyrna; daughter, Brandi (Christopher)...
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William R Hayes

May 8, 1919 - March 29, 2014

William R. Hayes, age 94, passed away March 29, 2014 at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a native of Rutherford County and was born in the Concord Rockvale community. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his parents Robert R. Hayes and Julia Williams Hayes; one son, Billy William Hayes; brothers, Dorris C. Hayes, Marvin (Eugene) Hayes; sister, Ruth Joy...
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Lindy Guntharp Adams

January 23, 1960 - March 28, 2014

Lindy Guntharp Adams, age 54, passed away March 28, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a native of Mansfield, Ohio and lived in Rutherford County for the past twenty years. Lindy was a member of the Assembly of God. Lindy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce "Bob" Adams; her father, Robert Guntharp. She is survived by her two sons, Ryan Shea Adams and Taylor...
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Billy Gene Singleton

March 27, 2014

Billy Gene Singleton, age 72 passed away March 27, 2014 at NHC. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and worked as a printer with International Paper. Billy was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church and was the owner of Leanna General Store for 9 years. He was a loving husband, father, Pa, brother, uncle to several nieces and nephews. Billy was preceded in death...
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Mary Kathy Bohanan

March 24, 2014

Mary Kathy Bohanan, age 61, passed away at her home March 24, 2014. She was a native of Flintville, TN but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Estill Carlisle. She is survived by her husband, David L. Bohanan; son, Chris Porter of Joelton, TN; brothers, Ricky Carlisle, Jerry Carlisle, David Carlisle, Danny Carlisle and Lonny...
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Gary Currey

March 22, 2014

Gary W. Currey, age 61, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. He retired from the Rutherford County Sheriff's department. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; John T. Currey and Lois A. Eggleston. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth A. Currey, daughters; Rebecca Elizabeth Currey of Murfreesboro and...
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Billy H. Dority

March 19, 2014

Billy H. Dority, age 77, passed away March 19, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Adams, Tennessee and retired from the United States Air Force after serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was retired as an automotive instructor at Tennessee Technology Center. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nettie Dority; brothers, Paul and Robert; and...
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Billy Morris Underhill

March 17, 2014

Billy Morris Underhill, age 70, passed away March 17, 2014 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County, a painter and of the Baptist faith. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Gladys Mai Underhill and sister, Wanda Underhill Maynard. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Batey Underhill; daughters, Michelle Underhill (Randy) Barrett of...
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Earl Allison Irish, Sr.

March 16, 2014

Earl Allison Irish Sr., age 60, passed away at Community Care Rutherford County on Sunday, March 16, 2014. He was a native of Greenville, TN, but has lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Earl was the owner of Earl's Garage in Murfreesboro. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; Al and Ruth Irish, sister, Dorothy Boyce and brothers; George Allison Irish and Jay Allison Irish. He is...
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Nancy Mangrum

March 15, 2014

Nancy Ann Mangrum, age 80, passed away March 15, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Edna Oneal; husband, Andrew J. Mangrum, Sr; and daughters, Nada Faulkner and Teresa Mangrum. She is survived by her sons, Andrew J. (Beckye) Mangrum, Jr of Mt. Muliet and James Lloyd (Mary) Mangrum of Murfreesboro;...
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Charles Nathan Myers

March 14, 2014

Charles Myers, age 36, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 14, 2014. He was a native of Davidson County but has lived in Rutherford County for the past three years. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army for thirteen years with one tour in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He was also a proud member of the "All American" 82nd Airborne. Charles was...
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Mary Elizabeth Dabbs

March 12, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Dabbs, age 95, passed away March 12, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County, a homemaker and a member of the Minerva Drive Church of Christ. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John A. and Mary Tennessee Brandon; husband, James Carl Dabbs; brothers, Palmer Brandon and Gwight Brandon; sisters, Idelle Messick,...
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Geraldine Gaither

March 11, 2014

Geraldine Hayes Victory Gaither, age 75, passed away March 11, 2014. She was a native of Chapel Hill but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. Geraldine worked for Rich Products and was one of the first employees in the Murfreesboro Plant. Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Buford and Ruby A. Hayes; first husband, Oscar Kenneth Victory; brother, Thomas Eugene Hayes. She...
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Grace Orinda Hughes

August 21, 1921 - March 10, 2014

Grace "Orinda" Hughes, age 92, passed away March 10, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and a homemaker. She was also a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Grace was preceded in death by her parents John Henry and Annie Fox; and husband, Andrew O'Neal Hughes, Sr.; brothers, Dean Fox, Glenn Fox and Jay Fox; and sister, Wilmuth Fox...
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Edmund M. Curlee

March 9, 2014

Edmund M. Curlee, age 87, passed away on March 9, 2014 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. He was a member of Westvue Church of Christ and served in the United States Navy. Edmund worked at Greer and Florida Brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Nellie Todd Curlee, four brothers and seven sisters . He is survived by his wife...
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Calvin Ray Abbott

March 7, 2014

Calvin Ray Abbott, age 71, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Indiana but has lived in Rutherford County most of his life. He was a member of the Heartland Baptist Church. Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; Elmer Moses Abbott and Alice Velna Abbott. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Abbott of Rockvale, son, David Abbott...
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Thomas "TJ" Jeffrey Warren

March 6, 2014

Thomas Jeffery "TJ" Warren, age 30, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. TJ was preceded in death by his grandmother, Wanda Burlew and a special cousin, Garrett Joyce. He is survived by his parents; Patricia and William Joyce of Smyrna, daughters; Makenzie Warren and Alexis Blankenship, brother, Justin Joyce,...
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Janice Todd

March 6, 2014

Janice Todd, age 71, passed away March 6, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and worked at Ingram Book Company. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Frank E. and Margaret Mann Short and husband, William "Billy" A. Todd. She is survived by her son, John Todd of Murfreesboro; daughter, Angie Todd (Khris) Willey of Murfreesboro; brothers, Larry (Carol)...
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Priscilla (Henryetta) Wills

March 5, 2014

Priscilla Henrietta Evans Wills, age 53, passed away March 5, 2014. She was a native of Franklin County and a long-time resident of Murfreesboro. Priscilla was preceded in death by her father, Charles Linderg Evans. She is survived by her mother, Lois Evans; husband, Cliff Wills; son, Scott (Jessica) Cowan; daughter, Mandy (Jeff) Steeley; grandchildren, Mattison and Mason Sanders, Charley...
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Helen Rosamond Blankenship

March 5, 2014

Helen Rosamond Blankenship, age 45, passed away March 5, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Halls Hill Pike where she was raised on a family farm and loved taking care of her sheep. Helen attended Kittrell Elementary and graduated from Oakland High School. She graduated from MTSU with a Bachelors and Masters Degree. After graduating, she worked...
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Susan "Rue" Combs

February 28, 2014

Susan "Rue" Richardson Combs - teacher, singer, and fancy flamingo collector - passed away on February 28, 2014. She was born in Owensboro, Ky. and lived most of her life in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Susan was 61 years old and loved the Lord and the music of Dan Fogelberg – in that order. She leaves behind her loving husband, Bill Combs of Murfreesboro. Together they have two daughters who miss...
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John Mabry Davidson III

February 27, 2014

John Mabry Davidson III, age 51, passed away on February 27, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Ft. Eustis, Virginia. John was a long time Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Walter Hill Fire Department, and served 33 years full time in the Army National Guard. John was preceded in death by his father, John Mabry Davidson Jr. He is survived by his mother, Ramona Benefield Davidson, son,...
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Jerry Wiles Patrick

February 27, 2014

Jerry "Coondog" Wiles Patrick, age 69, passed away February 27, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Jerry retired from International Paper and Rutherford County Rock Quarry. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, R.A. and Mary Etta Pittard Patrick and brothers, Robert and Edward Patrick. He is survived by his wife, Becky Hutchins Patrick, son, Lee (Renea...
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Dorthy Barrett

February 27, 2014

Dorthy J. Barrett, age 66, passed away February 27, 2014. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Dorthy was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Dovie Watley; brother, Howard Watley and sisters; Kathy Pendergrast and Vera Lowe. She is survived by her husband, David W. Barrett; sons, David "Andy" (Ronda) Barrett of Christiana and Charles "Willie" (Tina)...
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Jack Goodrich

February 25, 2014

Jack Beverly Goodrich, age 91, of Murfreesboro passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson H. and Kathryn Nell Willoughby Goodrich of Nashville; his brother, Wilson Goodrich, Jr. of Clarksville; and his sister, Juanita Goodrich Edmonds of Jackson, MS. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Mildred Redmon Goodrich: daughter Gail...
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Harold Carmical, Jr.

February 24, 2014

Harold Carmical, Jr., age 66, passed away February 24, 2014. He was a native of Harlan, Kentucky but lived in Rutherford County the last few years. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Carmical, Sr and Rosalie Carmical; brother, Roger Carmical. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Carmical; daughters, Michelle (Bill) Cravens of Murfreesboro; brother, Damon Carmical of...
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Elizabeth Moffett Graves

February 23, 2014

Elizabeth Moffett Graves, age 63 of Walling , Tennessee, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014. She was a native of Murfreesboro and was a graduate of Central High School and the University of Alabama, Huntsville. A Nurse Practitioner, she was the former Director of School Health Services for Rutherford County Schools, MTMC labor and delivery nurse, and school nurse. She was active in the...
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Dolores Agnes Kaganac

May 27, 1936 - February 22, 2014

Dolores Agnes Kaganac age 77, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St Thomas Rutherford Medical Center. She was a homemaker and is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Frances Laethem. Dolores is survived by two daughters, Debra Bolzman of Christiana, TN and Donna Whittaker of Rockvale, TN; one brother, Larry Laethem; one half-brother Rolland Laethem of Michigan and one half...
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Christopher Dana Baratta

February 19, 2014

Christopher Dana Baratta, age 63, passed away February 19, 2014. He was a native of California, but lived in Wilson County. Chrisopher was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Joan Baratta. He is survived by his son, Corey Baratta of North Carolina and friend, Jean Funke of Lebanon. A memorial service will be set at a later date. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South...
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Robert Joseph Archer

February 17, 2014

Robert Joseph Archer, age 65, passed away February 17, 2014. He was a native of Davidson County and served in the United States Army. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Albert J. and Irene G. Archer; and sister, Rosemary Burkett. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie Jones of Greenbrier, Tennessee and sister, Donna (Don) Johns of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. A memorial service...
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Charley Stephen Steve Blankenship

February 16, 2014

Charley Stephen "Steve"Blankenship, age 82, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a native of Porterfield and a life long resident of Halls Hill Pike. He was a farmer who milked cows for 65 years. Steve graduated from Cannon County High School in 1949 then attended MTSC for two years. He was on the advisory board for Farm Credit Mid-America for...
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Shade Lee Copley

February 12, 2014

Shade Lee Copley, age 74, passed away February 12, 2014. He was a native of Inez, Kentucky. Shade was also a musician and self employed. Shade was preceded in death by his father, Robert Copley; wife, Eugenia Ann Copley; son, Stephen Copley; brothers, James Copley and William Copley; and a great-grandson. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Copley; son, Mark Copley, daughters, Hilda...
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Ricci Angel

February 11, 2014

Ricci Angel passed away February 11, 2014 at the age of 68. He was a native of Texas but lived in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfredo and Felida Angel. He is survived by his sons, Patrick Brandon Angel of Murfreesboro and Ricci Joseph Angel of Tacoma of Tacoma, Washington. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN ...
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Carolyn Gray

February 10, 2014

Carolyn L. Gray, age 84, passed away on February 10, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native of Adel, GA, but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. Carolyn was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; John Lipsey Sr. and Lura Hightower Lipsey; husband, James L. Gray; and her son, David Gray. She is...
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Patricia Ann O'Brien

February 8, 2014

Patricia Ann O'Brien, age 72, went to be with the Lord on February 8, 2014 at Adams Place Healthcare. She was a native of Rutherford County, but has lived in Cannon County for the past few years.. Patricia worked in the medical field all of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; Charles Sam Parker and Virginia Parker, husband, Doyle O'Brien, and brother, Charles Sam Parker Jr. ...
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Joyce Marie Alsup

February 7, 2014

Joyce Marie Sims Alsup, age 79, of Murfreesboro passed away February 7, 2014 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a native of Sumner County but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. She had a passion for horses and was involved with the antique business. Joyce was a member of St Paul Episcopal Church. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Alsup, Sr.; parents...
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Frances Craddock Bogle

February 7, 2014

Frances Craddock Bogle, age 87, passed away February 7, 2014. She was a native and longtime resident of Milton. Frances was a member of Milton Baptist church and also retired from Oakland High School cafeteria. She was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who loved cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grover and Meader Craddock; husband, Paul Tolbert...
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Frank Theodore Bartel

February 6, 2014

Frank Theodore Bartel, age 93, passed away February 6, 2014. He was a native of Pennsylvania but lived most of his life in Murfreesboro. He was an iron worker and a World War II Army veteran. Frank was preceded in death by his parents George and Julia Bartel and daughter, Joan Fisher. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Kate Bartel; son, Frank (Linda) Thomas Bartel of Portland, TN; son-in...
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Chip Smith

February 4, 2014

Chip Allen Smith, age 52, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Fremont Nebraska but lived in Rutherford County. Chip is survived by his wife, Debra Smith, daughter, Gabrielle Smith, son, James Smith, parents; Jim and Darlene Smith, brothers; Corey and Scott Smith, and grandson, Daigon Smith. Services for Chip will be 4:00P.M. Tuesday, February 11, 2014...
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Samuel Avery Sanders

February 2, 2014

Samuel Avery Sanders, age 91, passed away on February 2, 2014 at his residence. He was a native of Bedford County, but lived most of his life in Rutherford County. He retired from Alvin C. York Medical Center, a former employee of Lane Lumber Company and also a farmer. He was a member of 612 Tank Battalion in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was a faithful customer of the South Church Street...
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Hattie Bagley

February 1, 2014

Hattie Bagley passed away February 1, 2014 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Hattie is the infant daughter of Richard and Ashley Bagley. She is also survived by her brothers, Colin and Adler Bagley. Hattie is also survived by her grandparents, Tony and Trisha Bagley and Jim and Debbie Brouse. Also by aunts and uncles. Visitation with the family will be Saturday, February 8,...
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Estelle Compton

January 30, 2014

Estelle Compton, age 87, passed away January 30, 2014. She was a native of Cannon County but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. Estelle was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a faithful follower of Jesus and ended her day reading her bible and in prayer. She was a good friend to all that knew her. She was a member of Sharpesville Church of Christ...
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Deborah Kay McCubbin

January 28, 2014

Deborah Kay Meeke McCubbin, age 59, passed away January 28, 2014. She was a native of Michigan and has lived in Rutherford County for the past 15 years. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Shirley Meeke; sister, Renee Gray. She is survived by her husband, Rex McCubbin of Smyrna; daughter, Cristina Marie Meeke-Fultz of Smyrna; brothers, Monte (Jeanette) Meeke and Jeff ...
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Emma Ree Sullivan

January 25, 2014

Emma Ree Gunter Sullivan, age 88, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a native of Giles County but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. She was a secretary at the Alvin C York Veterans Hospital. She was a member of Powells Chapel Baptist Church. Emma Ree was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Sullivan, parents; Lacy and Esther...
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Carol Patrick

January 23, 2014

Carol Dean Patrick, age 70, passed away January 23, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Bertha Mae McCullough. She is survived by her brothers, James McCullough and Robert McCullough and sister, Edna MaLoy. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130; 615-893-2422....
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Michael Rashley

January 22, 2014

Michael Christopher Rashley, age 23 , passed away January 22, 2014. He was a native of Buffalo, NY but lived the past five years in Rutherford County. Michael is survived by his mother, Dawn Rashley; brother, Jared Spencer of Florida; grandmother, Linda Rashley and uncle, Michael (Allison) Rashley. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, January 26, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM followed by a...
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Audria Rollins

January 19, 2014

Audria Richardson Rollins passed away peacefully on January 19, 2014. She was born and raised in the Kittrell community. She retired from Dillard's Department Store and was a homemaker. Audria was preceded in death by her parents, Ruel Richardson and Voras Nolen Richardson; husband, William Davis Rollins; sister, Mary Ellen Primm. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Rollins of St....
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Larry Dunn

January 18, 2014

Larry Dunn, age 55, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Larry was the pastor of the Rock of Christ Church. Larry was a charter member of the First Free Methodist Church. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Mae Brown Dunn and Richard "Dick" Dunn; son, Baby Dunn; brothers, Jerry and Ray Dean; and sister, Mary Ruth Morton. He is survived by...
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Justin Lee Bennett

January 16, 2014

Justin Lee Bennett, age 32, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in Smyrna. He was a native and lifelong resident of Davidson Co. Justin is survived by his Fiance,' Lindsay Boivin, step-son, Jaden Register, mother, Jill Ann Bennett, father, Timothy Gerald Bennett, brother, Jason Bennett, sister, Chelsea Bennett, niece, Ella Jayne Bennett, nephew, Caden Jay Bennett, best friend, Leslie...
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Jackie Grey Goff

January 16, 2014

Jackie Grey Goff, age 78, passed away January 16, 2014. He was native of Warren County and former owner and manager of Goff's Market. Jackie was preceded in death by his parents Emmett and Bobbie Stanley Goff; son, James Goff; daughter, Linda Chandler; and 1st wife, Jimmie Ruth Goff. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gail Goff; sons, Vernon Temple of Murfreesboro, Joe Temple of Austin...
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James Haskell Prater

January 16, 2014

James Haskell Prater, passed away January 16, 2014. He was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. James was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Prater and Flodie Mears. He is survived by his son, James Maynard of Texas; daughter Ammy Caskey of Fairbanks, Alaska; sisters, Ruth McGill and Shirley Aspley, both of Murfreesboro; brothers, Howard (Linda) Prater of...
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Mary Lou Latimer

January 15, 2014

Mary Lou Latimer, age 85, passed away January 15, 2014 at her residence. She was a native of Hardin County and lived the past 40 years in Rutherford County. Mary was also a retired school teacher of 30 years and taught the last 19 in the LaVergne Primary School. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Mary Etta Cannon; husband, Bob Latimer; seven brothers and sisters. ...
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Mary Evelyn Rowlette

January 14, 2014

Mary Evelyn Rowlette, age 91, passed away January 14, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Evelyn was a long time member of Westvue Church of Christ and a secretary with Life and Casualty Insurance Company. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, James Leonard and Mary Bynum Rowlette; brothers, Hargis Rowlette, Bill Rowlette and Roy Rowlette; sisters, Ana...
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Linda Angilee Cooper

January 13, 2014

Linda Angilee Cooper, age 61, passed away January 13, 2014. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Linda worked in the bakery at Public Grocery. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ruth Victory. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth David Cooper and step-son, Josh Cooper; daughter, Angela Ellen Cooper; brother, Johnny Victory, grandchildren, Daniel...
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Bobby G. Huff

January 11, 2014

Bobby G. Huff, age 82, passed away on January 11, 2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a native of Travelers Rest, SC and lived in Murfreesboro for the past fifty years. Bobby served 21 years in the United States Air Force as a TSGT and also served in the Korean War. After retirement he worked for Holland Drugs, First Baptist Church and Cavalry Bank. Bobby attended First Baptist...
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Melvin Lonning

January 10, 2014

Melvin Earl Lonning, age 59, passed away on Friday, January 10,2014 at St. Thomas Rutherford. He was a native of Mandan, North Dakota. He worked for innercity products in Lewisburg, TN forty years. He was preceded in death by his parents; Orville Bert and Martha Jane Lonning and brothers; David and Stanley Lonning. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lonning of Bell Buckle, sons; Johnny and...
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Beth A. Jones

January 6, 2014

Beth A. Jones, age 88, passed away January 6, 2014. She was a native of Hickman County, Tennessee but lived the past ten years in Murfreesboro. Beth is a retired teacher who had a 31 year career that included teaching in Hickman County, Metro Nashville and Warren County Schools. Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Annie Florence Ammons; husband, John Rayburn Jones; and...
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James (Jim) Warren Jr

January 4, 2014

James (Jim) Huling Warren, Jr., age 67, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at St Thomas Rutherford. He was a native of Gilmer, TX but has lived in Murfreesboro for the past twenty years. He was a member of the Wards Grove Baptist Church. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; James Huling Warren Sr. and Alma Alice Fletcher Warren and brother, Charles Michael Warren. He is survived by...
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Dolly Stacey

January 3, 2014

Dolly Stacey, age 90, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Adams Place. She was a native of Hylton, KY, lived most of her life in Washington State but moved to Murfreesboro three years ago. Dolly was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Stacey. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Fred) Gandy of Murfreesboro, sons; Jim (Lisette) Stacey of Washington and Tom (Rosanne) Stacey of...
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William "Bill" Scott

January 3, 2014

William "Bill" E. Scott, age 81, beloved husband, dad, brother and granddad went to be with his lord on January 3, 2014. He attended New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Edna Scott and brother Paul B. Kelley. Survivors include his wife, Mary Coffey Scott of 57 years; daughter, Lisa (Bob) Gerard; sons, Paul (Vicki) Scott and...
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Cynthia Pate Schroeder

December 31, 2013

Cynthia Pate Schroeder age 60 passed away on December 31, 2013 at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN. She was a native of IL, but has lived in Middle TN for the past 30 years. Cynthia was a member of the Church of Christ and worked as a medical clerk for The State of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents; Willard and Thelma Parsley Pate. She is survived by her husband, Tim...
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Jean Marie Price

December 30, 2013

Jean Marie Price, age 54, passed away December 30, 2013. She was a native of Huntington, Indiana and lived in Murfreesboro the past fifteen years. Jean was an administrative assistant in Dr. Michael Helton's office. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Richard H. Brodrick. She is survived by her mother, Lois DeMilt Breeding; sons, Christopher Ryan (Davida) and Noah Mitchell Price;...
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James Criner

December 29, 2013

Captain James Ellis Criner Sr., retired Navy, age 95, of Murfreesboro, TN, loving husband of Ruth Criner, passed away of natural causes on December 29, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born in Ripley, TN, February 12, 1918. James was the son of the late James Alfred and Rose New Criner. James joined the military at the age of 17 and was one of the first two "mustangs" in...
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Vaughn Green

December 29, 2013

Vaughn Green age 79, passed away on December 29, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Del Rio, TN and has lived in Rutherford County for 41 years. Vaughn was self employed as a carpenter for 20 years, member of Northfield Church of Christ and served in the Unites States Army. Vaughn also taught General Building Trades at Oakland High School for 8 years. Vaughn was preceded in death by his...
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Avery Jennifer Bean

December 26, 2013

Avery Jennifer Bean passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Stonecrest Medical Center. She is survived by her parents; Kim and Dorothy "Dori" Bean of La Vergne, brother, Jarrod James "JJ" Bean of La Vergne, grandparents; Jack and Joyce Lawson of Pennsylvania and Charlie and Debra Bean of Alabama, aunt, Amy Fisher of Pennsylvania and uncle, Tracy Bean of Alabama. A private service will be...
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Ethan Tyler Wilson

December 21, 2013

Ethan Tyler Wilson, age 36 of Murfreesboro, TN. Our beloved, sweet, free-spirited son, grandson, nephew and uncle was abruptly taken from us on Saturday, December the 21st, 2013. Ethan attended Page High School, placed 2nd All 'Round in the National High School Championship Rodeo held in Olathe, Kansas in 1994. Among his favorite pastimes were horses, music, cooking and being with family. ...
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Douglas O'Donnell

December 20, 2013

Private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Shawn David Worley

December 20, 2013

Shawn David Worley, age 53, of LaVergne, TN passed away December 20, 2013 at the Nashville VA Hospital. He was born September 9, 1960 in Houston, Texas but made Shreveport, Louisiana his home. Shawn was a Veteran and served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany for most of his tour of duty. Shawn was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Betty Worley of Shreveport...
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Hoyte Wayne Jones

December 17, 2013

Hoyte Wayne Jones, age 75, passed away December 17, 2013. He was a native and long-time resident of Rutherford County. Hoyte was preceded in death by his parents, Jodie and Josephine Jones; son, Mark Jones; daughter, Patricia Gayle Jones; brothers, Charles, Walter and Dallas Jones and sister, Louise Reed. He is survived by his wife, Toni Jones; sons, Jackie (Patricia) Wayne Jones of...
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Michael Dean Blanton

December 17, 2013

Michael Dean Blanton, age 57, born September 8, 1956, concluded an almost 3 year fight against stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer at home in the arms of his loving wife on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. They would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on December 30th. Mike was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County and retired in 2005 with almost 25 years of service with...
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Paul Lawrence Moorehead

December 17, 2013

Paul Lawrence Moorehead, age 90, passed away December 17, 2013. He was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee and lived most of his life in Rutherford County. Paul was a driver with Greyhound Bus Lines for 42 years and was past president of the Local 1323 Amalgamated Transit Union. He was a member of Farris Chapel Methodist Church and also served in the United States Navy. Paul was preceded in...
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Mattie Mears

December 13, 2013

Mattie Mears passed away on December 13, 2013 at Boulevard Terrace Rehab & Nursing. She was a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Mattie retired from General Electric and was a member of Patterson Baptist Church. Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Henry and Rose Dyer, husband, Edmund C. Mears; and son, Don Mears. She is survived by her daughter, Martha Jane Mears...
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Ruby Payne

December 11, 2013

Heaven has a new angel today. At 9:10 AM on December 11th, 2013 Ruby Payne closed her eyes in this world and woke up in the presence of Jesus. She was the vice president of James Payne Ministries Inc. Ruby Payne was born November 3rd, 1946 to the late Alvin Shrum and Bertha Shrum. She is survived by her husband James Payne, two sons, Adrian David Payne, and Mark Payne. Two daughters in law Happy...
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Sharon Ann Manus Schmidt

December 10, 2013

Sharon Ann Manus Schmidt, passed away December 10, 2013 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She is a native and lifelong resident of Rutherford County. Sharon was a former employee with White Stag Manufacturer. Sharon was preceded in death by her mother, Maybelle Smithson Manus. She is survived by her father, Roy Manus; husband, Vernon Schmidt; son, Barry Eugene (Cleo) Rogers of...
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Billy Ray Campbell

December 10, 2013

Billy Ray Campbell, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a native of Davidson County but lived in Bedford County. He served in the United States Army and was a member of Longview Baptist Church. Billy Ray was preceded in death by his parents; Henry Robert and Jewell Mae Robertson Campbell. He is survived by his wife of 45 years,...
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Timothy Lee Gordon

December 6, 2013

Timothy Lee Gordon, age 53, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. He was the former owner of Gordon Market in Rutherford County. Tim was a native and life-long resident of Rutherford County. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Raymond "Red" and Amelia Jane Gordon. He is survived by his daughter, Devan Belle Gordon of Murfreesboro; brothers, Charles A. "Chuck" Gordon and...
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Joshua Douglas Cates

December 2, 2013

Joshua Douglas Cates, age 24, formerly of Pulaski, TN, passed away December 2, 2013. He was a native of Salt Lake City, Utah. Joshua was an avid gamer and beloved by a large online community. Joshua is survived by his parents, Bonnie Jean and David Wayne Cates; brothers, Jonathen Cates of Utah and Aaron Hermansen of Missouri; sisters, Desaree (Aaron) Frost of Murfreesboro, Jessica...
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James Edgar Manus

November 28, 2013

Bishop James Edgar Manus, age 93, born May 31, 1920 and passed away November 28, 2013. He was a native of Rutherford County. James has been an ordained Minister of the Church of God of Prophecy since 1945. Reverend James E. Manus was a licensed Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy. He began his pastorate in 1945 at the Tracy City, TN church. He pastored fifteen churches, he organized two...
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Thomas L. McBrayer

November 27, 2013

Thomas L. McBrayer, age 70, passed away November 27, 2013. He was a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a longtime resident of Rutherford County. Thomas was a former football player for Bear Bryant at Alabama and a 3rd Degree Mason. He was a member of the Charity Baptist Church in Lynchburg and had been the Health Care Administrator at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Thomas was preceded...
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