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Brownie Stanfill Cheatham

June 23, 1920 - March 29, 2015

Ella Brownie Stanfill Cheatham, 94, resident of West Avenue, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Matt Yuhas and Randy Short officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Notes of...
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Dorothy Mayberry Roberts

August 15, 1919 - March 26, 2015

View Video Tribute Dorothy Mai Mayberry Roberts, 95, retired employee of Dixie Manufacturing and longtime resident of Lewisburg, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Russ Adcox officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday...
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Jeremy Thompson

September 11, 1975 - March 23, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Jeremy Michael Thompson, 39, employee of Cracker Barrel and resident of Dawson Drive, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 –...
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Betty Jo Johnson Peters

May 1, 1953 - March 23, 2015

View Funeral Webcast View Video Tribute Mrs. Betty Jo Johnson Peters, 61, resident of Rainey St., died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4...
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Harriett Timko Moore

March 16, 1920 - March 21, 2015

Harriett Timko Moore, 95, widow of Carlos Tillman "C. T." Moore, Jr., died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Life Care Center of Columbia. A private graveside service was held at Pleasant Mount Cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials to Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, c/o Secretariat of the Shrine, 9797 St. Anne...
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Elizabeth Chipley Stephens

December 2, 1926 - March 18, 2015

The Reverend Elizabeth Chipley Stephens, 88, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at NHC Hillview. A memorial service and a Christian burial of ashes will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Williamsport United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Higginbotham officiating. Oakes & Nichols is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Williamsport United...
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Patty Johnson

June 27, 1932 - March 17, 2015

Patty Florence Sweeney Johnson, 82, retired employee of General Electric and resident of Pleasant Drive, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dan Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8...
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Gladys Brown Renfro

March 6, 1924 - March 16, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Gladys Brown Renfro, age 91, lifelong resident of the Hampshire Community, passed away peacefully Monday, March 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Gillstrap and Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Pisgah...
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Harold W. Lucas

November 26, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Longtime Columbia, Tennessee, resident Harold Warde Lucas died peacefully on March 16, 2015 at his home after a brief illness. He was 86. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia on April 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm with the Reverend Joe Evans officiating. The family will receive visitors beginning at 2:00 at the church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are...
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Paulette Marie Torretto

August 2, 1944 - March 15, 2015

View Video Tribute Paulette Marie Torretto, 70, resident of West 7th St., died Sunday, May 15, 2015 at St. Thomas Hospital. Visitation will be conducted Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,...
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Marvin Ray Clark

October 20, 1951 - March 15, 2015

Marvin Ray Clark, 63, former employee of National VHC in Nashville, died Sunday, March 15, 2015 at his residence in Mt. Pleasant. No service will be scheduled for Mr. Clark. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was the son of the late Mack Brownie Clark and Mary Ellen Goldman...
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Dr. William G. Fuqua, M.D.

February 4, 1925 - March 14, 2015

Dr. William George Fuqua M.D. died peacefully in Columbia, TN, on Saturday, March 14, at the age of 90. He was born February 4, 1925, at the Kings Daughter's Hospital in Columbia, TN, and grew up in Pulaski, TN, where his father, Dr. Ernest Mitchell Fuqua practiced medicine and his mother, Ruby Elizabeth Campbell Fuqua was a registered nurse. He graduated from Columbia Military Academy in...
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Sandra Lee Sherwood Stewart

October 19, 1946 - March 13, 2015

Sandra Lee Sherwood Stewart, 68, resident of Spring Hill, died Friday, March 13, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Ronnie Pennington officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Burial will be in the Middle...
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Geraldine Allen Sanders

January 7, 1934 - March 13, 2015

Geraldine Allen Sanders, 81, resident of Maple Court, died Friday, March 13, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with David Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Columbia...
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Kathleen Davis

July 10, 1920 - March 12, 2015

Kathleen Ussery Davis, 94, resident of Crofton Park Court, died Thursday, March 12, 2015 at NHC Hillview. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended...
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William Manson "W. M." Morrow

September 8, 1947 - March 6, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast William Manson "W.M." Morrow, 67, life-long farmer, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence on Love Branch Road in the Hampshire Community surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Southpoint Church of Christ with Randy Baxter officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery. ...
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Patricia "Pat" Ingram Thomas

February 21, 1937 - March 6, 2015

Patricia "Pat" Ingram Thomas, 78, longtime resident of Denham Avenue, died Friday, March 6, 2015 at Perry County Nursing Home in Linden, Tennessee. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with The Reverend Thomas S. Wilson and The Reverend Dr. Howard W. Whitaker officiating. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M....
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Lewis Castner "Sandy" Brown

October 18, 1924 - February 28, 2015

Lewis Castner "Sandy" Brown, 90,died quietly Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Columbia, Tennessee. He was predeceased by his parents Major General Lytle Brown and Louise Lewis Brown and by his siblings: Lytle Brown Jr., Pauline Lewis Folk, Eugene Lewis Brown, Neill Smith Brown, and Dr. James Trimble Brown II. Mr. Brown was previously married to the late Ruth Faw Pointer Brown. Survivors...
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Evelyn Cannady Hickman

April 25, 1933 - February 27, 2015

Evelyn Corrine Cannady Hickman, 81, retired private sitter and former resident of the Campbell Station Community, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Glenn Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the...
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Louise Finley Wright

November 27, 1915 - February 27, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mrs. Emma Louise Finley Wright, 99, died Friday, February 27, 2015 at NHC Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Mark Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family...
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Jean Lockhart Walker

March 19, 1926 - February 27, 2015

Jean Lockhart Walker, 88, died peacefully Friday, February 27, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her family. The family will visit with friends on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 3:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens, with her son-in-law Lee Coulter officiating. The family suggests memorials to Santa Fe...
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Jean Moore

November 14, 1930 - February 25, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Miss Velma Jean Moore, 84, longtime resident of Morningside Avenue, died Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Russ Adcox officiating. Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery in the Cathey's Creek Community. The family will visit with...
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Walter Ray Wilson

September 23, 1927 - February 24, 2015

Mr. Walter Ray Wilson, 87, resident of Chippendale Circle, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Fayetteville Care & Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Shires Cemetery in the Pottsville Community with Todd Loyd officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family...
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Glenna Stewart

May 18, 1942 - February 22, 2015

Glenna Herren Stewart, 72, retired employee of Maury Regional Medical Center and former longtime resident of James Campbell Boulevard, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Signature Health Care where she had resided for the past fifteen years. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Morgan officiating. Inurnment will be at a...
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Alvin J. "Buddy" Collins

March 30, 1934 - February 22, 2015

Mr. Alvin Jasper "Buddy" Collins, 80, longtime resident of Scribners Mill Community, died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral with Tony Lancaster officiating. Burial will follow in Sheboss Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral...
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Laura McKnight Williams

December 1, 1939 - February 21, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Laura Ann McKnight Williams, 75, retired secretary of Smelter Service Corporation and former resident of Denise Drive, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Humphreys County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Joe Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Darrell E. Connelly

October 14, 1923 - February 19, 2015

Darrell Elmer Connelly, 91, retired employee of Union Carbide and longtime resident of Hampshire Pike, died Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Wayne B. Hardison and Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Centerville City Cemetery with military honors provided by...
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Betty Landers

September 11, 1934 - February 18, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Betty Sands Smith Landers, age 80, retired bookkeeper for Colvin Motor Company and resident of Lynnville, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Peery officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery. The...
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Thomas E. Coates

July 1, 1934 - February 17, 2015

View Video Tribute Thomas Eugene Coates, 80, retired teacher, retired Major with the U. S. Army, and resident of Union Place, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Vann officiating. Entombment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with military...
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Shane Hubbell

January 23, 1976 - February 17, 2015

View Video Tribute Mr. Michael Shane Hubbell, 39, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at his residence on Campbellsville Road in the Lynnville Community. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Ed Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at the...
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Lewis Anderson Hann, Sr.

February 4, 1922 - February 14, 2015

Lewis Anderson Hann, Sr., 93, retired from Union Carbide Corporation where he worked as a millwright in the maintenance department, died Saturday, February 14, 2015 at his residence on Zion Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Joe Macer officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery with military honors at graveside provided by Herbert...
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Sheila Falls Evrard

October 24, 1949 - February 13, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Sheila Falls Evrard, 65, retired employee of Southern Bell Telephone Company, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at her residence on Covey Hollow Road in the Culleoka Community. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols concluding with a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. Notes of condolence may be extended at www.oakesandnichols.com. ...
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Michael R. Flener

April 23, 1953 - February 13, 2015

Michael R. Flener, 61, employee of Lithko Contracting, Inc. and resident of New Cut Road, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 7:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols with the Brothers from The Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Arnold "Ernie" Ward

April 26, 1951 - February 13, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Arnold "Ernie" Kenneth Ward, 63, self-employed carpenter and resident of Hohenwald, died Friday, February 13, 2015 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 6...
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Elizabeth "Libby" Skillington

December 12, 1948 - February 9, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Elizabeth "Libby" Petty Mitchell Skillington, 66, resident of Skelley Lane, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Chip Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 12:00 noon...
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Stanley Francis Wilczynski

May 29, 1924 - February 9, 2015

Mr. Stanley Francis Wilczynski, 90, resident of Powell Drive in Culleoka, died Monday, February 9, 2015 at VA Medical Center in Nashville. A prayer service will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 5 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Onondaga County Veteran's...
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Belle Stockman Knox

May 29, 1924 - February 8, 2015

Belle S. Knox 90, passed away on February 8, 2015 with her family at her bedside at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Lynnville, Tennessee with Dr. Edward Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. at the...
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Frances Brown Maxwell

March 21, 1933 - February 8, 2015

Mary Frances Brown Maxwell, 81, retired switchboard operator at Maury Regional Medical Center and resident of Knud Drive, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Life Care of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Joe Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00...
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Joe Thornton Carter, Sr.

May 8, 1932 - February 7, 2015

Joe Thornton Carter, Sr., 82, resident of Fifth Avenue, died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. David Spencer and Rev. Jay Hoppus officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The family will visit with friends...
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William O. "Bill" Taylor

August 23, 1925 - February 5, 2015

View Funeral Webcast William O. "Bill' Taylor, 89, retired jeweler and watchmaker and resident of North Hardin Drive, died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at VA Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jackie White officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert...
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Girline Mayberry Baird

September 23, 1926 - February 4, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Girline Mayberry Baird, 88, retired employee of Tennessee Farm Bureau and former longtime resident of Wedgewood Drive in Columbia, passed into eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Wilson Henderson...
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Joel Lynn Hendley

September 15, 1950 - February 4, 2015

Mr. Joel Lynn Hendley, 64, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence on Mercer Road in Hohenwald. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. Dwain Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered...
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Claude N. Mays, Jr.

September 6, 1920 - February 3, 2015

Mr. Claude Nelson Mays, Jr., 94, retired from Union Carbide and resident of Galloway Street, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Rev. Calvin Lunn officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends...
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Mary Huckaby Dodson

July 17, 1926 - February 2, 2015

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Huckaby Dodson, 88, resident of Brannon Court, died Monday, February 2, 2015 at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Steve Swango officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. ...
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Grady Alvin Morrow, Jr.

May 20, 1943 - January 30, 2015

Grady Alvin Morrow, Jr., 71, retired employee of General Electric, died Friday, January 30, 2015 at his residence on Taylor Store Road in the Hampshire Community. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Stephen Kelley officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M at the funeral home. Condolences may be...
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Barney Cannady

March 9, 1929 - January 27, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Barney Evans Cannady, 85, retired truck driver with AmeriGas and longtime resident of Tanyard Hollow Road in the Campbell Station Community, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the home of his son. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes &Nichols Funeral Home with Adam Southern and Pastor Jerry Yerkes officiating. Burial will follow in Polk...
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Donald Ray Hemphill

December 8, 1946 - January 26, 2015

Mr. Donald Ray "Don" Hemphill, 68, died at his residence on Bailey Street on Monday, January 26, 2015. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church with Brother Mike Roberts officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the church. A private burial will take place at Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore,...
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Michael Dudas, Jr.

October 6, 1916 - January 25, 2015

Michael Dudas, Jr., 98, resident of Columbia, died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Life Care Center of Columbia. A funeral Mass will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church with Father Davis Chackaleckel, M.S.F.S. officiating. Gene McShane will serve as Eucharistic Minister. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin...
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Katherine Liles

April 22, 1950 - January 22, 2015

Katherine Knox Liles, 64, resident of Union Place, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Wendell Robinson and Mike Kesler officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Mary Elizabeth Brooks

July 29, 1938 - January 22, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Holt Polk Brooks, 76, resident of West 13th Street, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jeffrey L. Kane officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Bobbye Robinson

August 3, 1931 - January 22, 2015

Bobbye Elaine Pinkston Robinson, 83, retired Executive Director of Columbia Housing Authority, died Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Wendell Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M...
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Doris Fitzgerald Allen Russell

October 12, 1923 - January 20, 2015

Doris Fitzgerald Allen Russell, age 91, passed away January 20, 2015. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday at 1:00 P.M. in Woodlawn's Dignity Hall with Rev. Eugene Martino Jr. officiating. A graveside service will be held Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Santa Fe Cemetery with Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home assisting the family. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at...
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Charles Edward Underwood

August 26, 1951 - January 19, 2015

Charles Edward Underwood, 63, Maury County native, died Monday, January 19, 2015 in Louisiana where he had made his home for the past few years. Born August 26, 1951, he was the son of the late Marvin Evans Underwood and Katherine May Franklin Underwood. Survivors include his wife of forty years, Peggy Charlene McCord Underwood of Broussard, Louisiana; children, Robert Underwood, Chester...
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Larry K. Burgett

April 8, 1948 - January 18, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Mr. Larry Kenneth Burgett, 66, resident of Tampa, Florida and former longtime resident of Nashville, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Brookside Hospice House in Pinellas County, Florida. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 AM at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey L. Kane officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family...
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Wanda Monteith May

November 17, 1951 - January 17, 2015

View Funeral Webcast Wanda Lee Monteith May, 63, co-owner of R. C. May Jewelers on the Public Square and resident of Porter Circle, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Gatlinburg while on a week-end trip with her family. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Bill Watkins and Mike Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The...
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Joann Sesler Clark

May 2, 1942 - January 16, 2015

Joann Sesler Clark, 72, former employee of Holiday Inn and resident of West 12th Street, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born May 2, 1942 in Waverly, she was the...
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Ruby Hill

October 13, 1930 - January 16, 2015

Ruby Cummins Hill, 84, homemaker and longtime resident of Perkins Lane, died Friday, January 16, 2015 at NHC Hillview. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with John Vaughan officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's...
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Katherine "Katie" Thornton Garrison

April 25, 1926 - January 15, 2015

Katherine "Katie" Thornton Garrison, 88, retired employee of Third National Bank and former resident of Turpin Circle, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at NHC Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with John Vaughan officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home...
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Patricia Haywood West

April 15, 1926 - January 12, 2015

Patricia Haywood West, 88, retired Certified Nursing Assistant and resident of Riverside Drive, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Fred Tapper and Rev. Terry Peery officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday...
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Theron Hood

July 16, 1964 - January 11, 2015

Mr. Theron Allen Hood, 50, resident of Columbia, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Brother Murray Thomas Culberson officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the...
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Patricia Wilson Prince

May 7, 1946 - January 11, 2015

Mrs. Patricia Ann Wilson Prince, 68, retired general laborer for Voith and resident of Rally Hill Road, died Sunday, January 11, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Chaplin Jeff Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral...
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William Wayne Woody

December 1, 1941 - January 9, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast William Wayne Woody, 73, resident of Atlanta, Georgia and Hayesville North Carolina, died surrounded by family on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Maury County on December 1, 1941, to the late Jefferson and Elizabeth Joyce Woody of Santa Fe, Tennessee. Mr. Woody graduated from Columbia Central High...
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Carolyn Greene

May 4, 1917 - January 9, 2015

Carolyn Lentz Greene, 97, retired sales associate with Parks Belk for over thirty years and resident of Bullock Street, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at Life Care Center of Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Rev. Rick Elsey officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols...
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Connie Mencer

May 27, 1963 - January 7, 2015

Connie Witherspoon Mencer, 51, employee of McDonald's and resident of Grove Drive, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. David Buffaloe and Rev. Ezell Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 1:00 – 2...
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Beverly Sharpe Wilkes

April 18, 1941 - January 6, 2015

View Video Tribute Beverly Faye Sharpe Wilkes, 73, resident of East Sheepneck Road in Culleoka, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Gary Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of service at the...
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Richard "Worm" Luna

September 17, 1947 - January 6, 2015

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Richard Brown "Worm" Luna, 67, twenty-five year employee of Tennessee Farm Bureau and resident of Brookside Drive, died Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4...
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James T. Lunn

October 23, 1928 - January 5, 2015

View Video Tribute James Thomas Lunn, 86, retired employee of Tennessee Aluminum, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Hank Shelton officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin...
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Oma Mai Hindman

July 30, 1924 - January 4, 2015

Oma Mai Shepherd Owen Hindman, 90, former twenty-year employee of Weather Tamer and longtime resident of North Hardin Drive, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Ezell Rose and Rev. David Buffaloe officiating. Burial will follow in Theta Baptist Cemetery. The family...
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Tommy Joe Kelley

May 16, 1940 - January 4, 2015

View Video Tribute Tommy Joe Kelley, 74, retired teacher from McDowell Elementary, former principal of Santa Fe School, and resident of Life Care Center of Columbia, died Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Wallace...
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Margaret Jean Potts Jennette

May 9, 1931 - January 3, 2015

View Video Tribute Margaret Jean Potts Jennette, 83, long-time resident of Carter's Creek Pike, died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Brother Doyle Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4...
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Lois Blair

October 28, 1923 - January 2, 2015

View Video Tribute Mrs. Lois Rae Champe Blair, 91, resident of Bonnie Blue Lane, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 12, 2015 at Mt. Moriah Mortuary Chapel in Kansas City, Missouri with Rev. Bill Newby officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday...
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Frances Boyd Weaver

January 6, 1921 - January 2, 2015

Frances Boyd Weaver, age 93, former resident of Country Club Lane, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at Tennova Hospital in Knoxville. A private graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. She was the daughter of the late Benton Boyd and Edith Perry Boyd. After graduating from Columbia Central High...
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Michael E. Staggs

September 25, 1961 - January 2, 2015

View Video Tribute Michael E. Staggs, 53, retired from Pro Muffler in Franklin died Friday, January 2, 2014 at his residence in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the...
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Thelma Winchester

October 24, 1924 - January 2, 2015

Thelma Mae Church Winchester, 90, homemaker and former resident of Locust Street, died Friday, January 2, 2015 at NHC Hillview. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at West End Baptist Church with Rev. Rick Elsey officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. at the church. A private graveside service will be held at Polk Memorial...
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Sue Basdon Williamson

April 2, 1931 - January 1, 2015

Virginia Sue Basdon Williamson, 83, retired employee of General Motors and resident of Carrington Lane, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Morning Pointe in Columbia surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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Rachel White Johnson

June 23, 1927 - December 29, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Mrs. Rachel E. White Johnson, 87, resident of Columbia and widow of J.D. Johnson, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Swango officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 noon...
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Gladys "Jo" Owen Davidson

October 27, 1922 - December 27, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Gladys "Jo" Owen Davidson, 92, retired bacteriologist and former longtime resident of Locust Street, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. Jon Nelms officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Shirley Ann Cummings Mitchell

February 8, 1939 - December 24, 2014

View Video Tribute Mrs. Shirley Ann Cummings Mitchell, 75, resident of East Sheepneck Road in the Culleoka Community, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery in Culleoka. The family will visit with friends Friday...
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Mary Locke Hamm

January 4, 1930 - December 22, 2014

View Video Tribute Mrs. Mary Hicks Locke Hamm, 84, resident of Raymond St. in Nashville, passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. ...
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Wendell Riggins

March 1, 1953 - December 20, 2014

Wendell Riggins, 61, former employee of Columbia Construction, died Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Jamie Jones officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended...
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Beverly Minor

June 27, 1960 - December 19, 2014

Beverly Ann Dickens Minor, 54, former employee of NHC Hillview and resident of Brown Hollow Road, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Wendell Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Hardison Cemetery on Rock Springs Road. The family will visit with friends Monday...
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Oscar Dillehay

April 6, 1928 - December 19, 2014

Oscar Dillehay, 86, farmer and retired employee of Heil Quaker, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2:30 P.M. at Pleasant Mount Cemetery with Rev. Frank Webb and Rev. Jack Taylor officiating.. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online...
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Myron C. Thomas

June 1, 1924 - December 19, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mr. Myron Claude Thomas, 90, former resident of Crestland Drive, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Jackson Heights Church of Christ with Andrew Roberts and Shawn Jeffries officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided...
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Imogene Holt

March 13, 1932 - December 18, 2014

Mrs. Imogene Bryant Holt, 82, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her residence on West Hardin Dr. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Cross Bridges Cemetery with Rev. Mark Sartain officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The...
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Barbara Hutt

July 16, 1936 - December 18, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Barbara Ann Hedrick Hutt, 78, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at her residence in Gadsden, Alabama. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia, Tennessee with Pastor Allen Armstrong officiating. Burial was in Williamsport Cemetery. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County...
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Allene Wiley Alderson

March 19, 1922 - December 18, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Allene Wiley Alderson, 92, longtime resident of the Water Valley Community, died Thursday, December 18, 2014 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Elsey and Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The...
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Doris Head Choate

November 25, 1919 - December 17, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Doris Head Choate, 95, retired employee of Tennessee Knitting Mill and resident of Hemingway Drive, died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00...
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Grace Collier Cothron

February 24, 1919 - December 15, 2014

Bertha Mae Grace Collier Cothron, 95, resident of East 9th Street, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A private graveside service will be conducted at Rose Hill Cemetery with Mrs. Cothron's nephew, Allen Barrett, officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice...
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Monroe M. Lovell

August 8, 1927 - December 13, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Monroe Mason Lovell, 87, retired employee of Union Carbide and resident of Kippsford Pond Road, died Saturday at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Fieldhouse on the Columbia Academy Campus with Andrew Phillips, John Vaughan, Wendell Robinson, and Dr. Bill Thrasher officiating. Burial...
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Ned Laughmiller

May 11, 1921 - December 11, 2014

Mr. Winford Chester "Ned" Laughmiller, 93, retired sales representative for Nabisco and resident of Park Circle, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Vann, Rev. Chip Hunter and Rev. Melinda Britt officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from...
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Sally Wright Frierson

August 19, 1932 - December 7, 2014

Mrs. Sally Wright Freeland Frierson, 82, devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Tri-Star Medical Center in Spring Hill surrounded by her family. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Rev. Thomas Vann officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1...
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Donald E. Knoepfel , Sr.

January 20, 1954 - December 5, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Donald Eugene Knoepfel, Sr., 60, resident of Scott Hollow Road, died Friday at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jimmy Elliott officiating. Burial will follow in Wilkes Cemetery in the Culleoka Community. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 p...
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Athel Hickman

June 15, 1927 - December 5, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Athel Allen Hickman, 87, retired employee of DuPont/Spontex and resident of Columbia, died Friday, December 5, 2014, at NHC Hillview. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Vann and Pastor Angy Trimmer officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with...
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Wayne Foster

September 12, 1950 - December 2, 2014

View Video Tribute Charles Wayne Foster, 64, a resident of Cheairs Circle, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Bro. Howard Kitter officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Gardens Cemetery in Summertown. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Virginia Vernon

May 27, 1924 - December 1, 2014

Mrs. Virginia "Jenny" Mae Grimm Scalf Vernon, 90, resident of Westover Drive, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at www...
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Dr. Laray Rector

December 1, 1959 - December 1, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Part One View Funeral Webcast Part Two View Video Tribute Dr. Ponder Laray Rector, 55, local dentist and resident of Sequoya Trail, died unexpectedly Monday, December 1, 2014 in Maury County. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Graymere Church of Christ with John Vaughan and Andrew Phillips officiating. Private burial will follow in Polk...
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Samuel "Sammie" M. Edwards

July 1, 1927 - December 1, 2014

Mr. Samuel "Sammie" Marvin Edwards, 87, died Monday, December 1, 2014 at his residence on Sunset Lane. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Tommy Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4 – 8:00 p...
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Angie Smith Daimwood

May 1, 1919 - November 29, 2014

Angie Smith Daimwood, 95, former long-time resident of Bear Creek Pike in Columbia, went home to be with her Lord on November 29, 2014 in Sevierville, Tennessee. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Daimwood family plot in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to West 7th Street...
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Dorothy Thomason Lyles

April 2, 1936 - November 27, 2014

Dorothy Ann Thomason Lyles, "Miss Dot", age 78, who died Thursday, November 27, 2014 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.at Oakes & Nichols with Jim Thomason officiating. Interment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p. m. and...
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Frances Marie Springer

November 22, 1934 - November 26, 2014

Mrs. Frances Marie Anderson Springer, 80, resident of Edgar Springs, Missouri and former resident of Columbia, died Wednesday in Missouri where she had made her home for the past several years. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday...
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