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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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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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Ricky Nelson

December 21, 1958 - November 25, 2014

View Video Tribute Ricky Lane Nelson, 55, employee of Vulcan Materials in Franklin and resident of Columbia, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in Williamson County. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. ...
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Margie Haskin Davidson

October 23, 1936 - November 25, 2014

Margie Pearl Haskin Davidson, 78, former supervisor at Maury Manufacturing and River Valley Mills, and resident of Culleoka, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Clayton Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 12...
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Jeffrey L. West

November 14, 1956 - November 25, 2014

View Video Tribute Jeffrey Leonard West, 58, resident of Carters Creek Pike, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Peery officiating. Burial will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral...
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Larry Andrew Wiley

April 5, 1976 - November 24, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mr. Larry Andrew Wiley, 38, died Monday, November 24, 2014 at his residence on Leipers Creek Road in Williamsport. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Donna Higginbotham officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsport Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6 – 8:00 p.m. at the...
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Fulton Rankin

December 1, 1924 - November 23, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Fulton Rankin, 84, retired physical lab tester at Union Carbide Corporation, died Sunday, November 23, 2014 at his residence on Bailey Street. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Rev. Angy Trimmer officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. ...
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Harold H. Hardison

April 23, 1922 - November 22, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Harold H. Hardison, 92, retired Maury County educator and former long-time resident of Hampshire Pike, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Graymere Church of Christ with John Vaughan, Kirk Brothers, Wendell Robinson, and Andrew...
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Clay R. Miller, M.D.

April 7, 1918 - November 21, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Dr. Clay Rozear Miller, 96, retired Columbia physician and former long-time resident of Hillcrest Avenue, died Friday, November 21, 2014, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chip Hunter officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Monteagle Sunday...
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Faye Parsons Sims

February 19, 1926 - November 18, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Sella Faye Parsons Sims, age 88 born February 19, 1926 passed from this life with her family all around her on November 18, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Vassar officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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Jerry Glenn Oliver, Sr.

July 14, 1941 - November 17, 2014

View Video Tribute Jerry Glenn Oliver, Sr., 73, self-employed painter, former Columbia City Councilman and resident of Scribner Avenue, died Monday, November 17, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tommy Hood officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Mary Pruette Simmons

June 27, 1926 - November 15, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Mary Alice Pruette Simmons, 88, retired private duty sitter, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her residence on Mooresville Pike. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Greg Daimwood officiating. Burial will follow in Sheboss Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Notes...
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Tommy Austin Rich

September 2, 1953 - November 15, 2014

View Funeral Webcast View Video Tribute Tommy Austin Rich, 61, lift-operator for Stanfill Lumber Company for 35 years and resident of Scribner's Mill Community, died Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Life Care of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00...
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James Clinton Damron

August 25, 1928 - November 14, 2014

James Clinton Damron, 86, well-known Maury County businessman, co-owner of Damron & Sons Construction Company, and resident of Carter's Creek Pike, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with John Hayes and Ashley Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The...
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Louise Lunn Minor

March 25, 1921 - November 14, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Louise Lunn Minor, 93, former resident of Woods Drive and The Bridge, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at NHC Hillview. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Monday from 1:00 p...
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James E. "Jim" Barber

January 1, 1928 - November 11, 2014

James Edward (Jim) Barber, age 86, of Nashville, Tennessee, died on November 11, 2014. He was born on January 1, 1928, in Baldwyn, Mississippi, to the late Florence Lindley and Catesby Dickerson Barber. He is preceded in death by his brother, Walker Clinton Barber and sister, Elizabeth Barber Blanton. He is survived by his wife, Carrie "Boots" Baker Barber; daughter, Betty Barber...
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Pauline "Polly" Stewart Norman

April 11, 1952 - November 11, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Pauline "Polly" Stewart Norman, 62, resident of Clark Street in Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Brother Stephen Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at...
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Dorlene Mills Collins

August 11, 1933 - November 9, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Mrs. Dorlene Mills Collins, 81, resident of Moore Circle, died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Wayne B. Hardison officiating. Burial will follow in Morton Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 1 – 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. ...
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Rachel Louise Kelley Guthrie

September 24, 1925 - November 8, 2014

Rachel Louise Kelley Guthrie, 89, former long-time resident of Madison, Tennessee, died Saturday, November 8, at NHC Hillview. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy may be extended at www...
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Mary L. Sandlin Dies

June 7, 1929 - November 6, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mary Louise Gentry Sandlin Dies, 85, resident of Crofton Park Drive, died Thursday, November 6, 2014 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Sadler officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville. The...
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Rev. Emily Kathleen Barker

June 5, 1948 - November 5, 2014

Rev. Emily Kathleen Barker, 66, resident of Old Hwy. 99, died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jeff Kane officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the...
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Martha V. "Mattyvee" Lewis

April 12, 1919 - November 4, 2014

Mrs. Martha Virginia "Mattyvee" Spencer Lewis, 95, former resident of Rolling Fields Circle and Poplar Estates, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Florence Nursing & Rehab Center in Florence, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Ted Burleson, Mike Kesler, Jeremy Butt, and Jerry Elder officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill...
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John Evan Stoops

September 23, 1954 - November 2, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Mr. John Evan Stoops, 60, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his residence on Perkins Lane. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Bro. Randy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery in Hickman County. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. ...
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Judith Pogue King

August 1, 1935 - November 1, 2014

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Judith Elaine Pogue King, 79, former teacher, James K. Polk Home docent, and state PTA president, died Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Maury Regional Medical Center following a long struggle against cancer and resulting pulmonary fibrosis. Her funeral will be at West 7th Church of Christ, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., followed by burial at Worley Cemetery,...
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Jeweldean Holloway Cheatham

May 28, 1931 - October 31, 2014

Lillian Jeweldean Holloway Cheatham, 83, retired from Teledyne Industries, former employee of Dixie Manufacturing Company and resident of the Stiversville Community, died Friday, October 31, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Cemetery with Larry Benderman officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 1...
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Anna Papa Buonaiuto

April 3, 1922 - October 29, 2014

Mrs. Anna Papa Buonaiuto, 92, resident of Columbia, died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A prayer service will be conducted Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Deacon Price Keller officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols...
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Patty Zopff

August 24, 1957 - October 27, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Patty Loraine Spencer Zopff, age 57, passed away peacefully to our Lord on Monday, October 27, 2014 at her home in Shelbyville, Kentucky after a thirty-three year struggle with cancer. Patty's family will receive visitors at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home at 320 West Seventh Street in Columbia, Tennessee Friday October 31 from 6 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be...
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Katie Irene Herston Sneed

February 12, 1924 - October 27, 2014

Mrs. Katie Irene Herston Sneed, 90, former resident of Myers Avenue and Jackson Heights, died Monday, October 27, 2014 at Signature Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. David Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m....
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Terry Anthony Spencer

July 29, 1961 - October 25, 2014

View Funeral Webcast Terry Anthony Spencer, age 53, passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Franklin, TN. He was born July 29, 1961, in Columbia, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, Columbia, TN, with Rev. David Spencer, Rev. Tommy Vann, and Andy Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill...
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Billie Ann Skelley

June 14, 1934 - October 25, 2014

Billie Ann Litton Skelley, 80, homemaker and resident of Gaskill Branch Road, died Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Anthony Muston officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Creek Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral...
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Audrey Payne

October 4, 1918 - October 24, 2014

Mrs. Audrey Sanders Payne, 96, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and former resident of Woods Drive, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Elsey officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8...
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Lewis Cecil Love

October 10, 1924 - October 21, 2014

Mr. Lewis Cecil Love, 90, retired from DuPont/Spontex and resident of Cheyenne Trail, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Davidson and Mike Kesler officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion...
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James Gray Delk

July 24, 1955 - October 21, 2014

Mr. James Gray Delk, 59, resident of Lyles, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Hickman County. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Steve Holmes officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 3 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was...
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Kenneth Fail

July 21, 1931 - October 18, 2014

Kenneth Edward Fail, age 83, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, died peacefully on Saturday, October 18, 2014 under Avalon Hospice care. The memorial service will be conducted Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Northside Baptist Church in Murfreesboro with Pastor Ken Polk officiating. The graveside service will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia at 2:30 p.m. with sons-in-law, Rev. John...
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Bud Chumley

November 8, 1955 - October 18, 2014

Bobby Ray "Bud" Chumley, 58, resident of Hicks Lane, died Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Reverend Steve Swango officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggest memorials be made to Hospice Compassus, 1412 Trotwood Ave, Suite...
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Ralph Crowell Sims

September 4, 1929 - October 16, 2014

Mr. Ralph Crowell Sims, 85, retired dairy farmer, died Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his lifelong residence on Foster Chapel Road in the Sawdust Community. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Pastor Lawrence E. Jackson, Charles Clark and Ricky Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert...
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Betty Ann King Gibson

August 4, 1948 - October 15, 2014

Betty Ann King Gibson, 66, retired employee of Teledyne in Lewisburg and resident of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in Columbia. Born August 4, 1948 in Marshall County, she was the daughter of Robert King and Lillie Grubbs King. She retired from Quality Control after fifteen years employment at Teledyne in Lewisburg. She had previously worked at the Tennessee Orphans Home in...
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Curtis Riley

September 24, 1923 - October 13, 2014

Mr. Curtis Riley, 91, retired from Stauffer Chemical Company and resident of Whiteside Road in Hampshire, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4 – 8...
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Charlotte Baker Rummage

November 30, 1929 - October 13, 2014

Mrs. Mary Charlotte Baker Rummage, 84, resident of Hampshire Pike, died Monday, October 13, 2014 at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Ezell Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Lonzo Terry

September 16, 1936 - October 10, 2014

Lonzo Boyd Terry, 78, retired special projects supervisor for the City of Columbia, died Friday, October 10, 2014 at his residence in Santa Fe. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eric Sandusky officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online...
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Pauline Edwards Tinsley

August 20, 1933 - October 4, 2014

Pauline Faye Edwards Tinsley, 81, resident of Kinzer Lane, died Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Mark Sartain officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family...
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James D. "Jim" Wilson

July 7, 1926 - October 2, 2014

James Doak "Jim" Wilson, 88, retired employee of Monsanto and resident of Sowell Mill Pike, died Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at South Gate Church of Christ with Brian Gregory and Joe Macer officiating. Burial will follow in McCains Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P...
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Sarah Voss

September 11, 1948 - September 30, 2014

Sarah Jane Martin Voss, 66, resident of Voss Road, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 5:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Pulmonary Fibrosis...
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Robert "Petey" Matthews

May 4, 1944 - September 30, 2014

Robert Earl "Petey" Matthews, 70, employee of Cranford Lumber Company, died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his residence on Brannon Court. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 5:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born May 4, 1944 in Fort...
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Bettye Brown

September 18, 1935 - September 29, 2014

View Video Tribute Bettye Belle Underwood Brown died unexpectedly at her home in the Bear Creek community where she lived for seventy of her seventy-nine years. She had just celebrated her 79th birthday on September 18th. She was a farmer at heart and loved watching her cows, fixing fences and gardening. The Lord had blessed her with good health and energy until He called her home on...
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Christine Cozart Walls

September 11, 1930 - September 27, 2014

Christine Cozart Walls, 84, retired employee of Tennessee Farm Bureau, resident of Decatur, Alabama, and former longtime resident of Columbia, died Saturday, September 27, 2014. A private graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at Polk Memorial Gardens with Pastor Todd Evans. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. ...
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Rayburn Jones

November 18, 1938 - September 26, 2014

Rayburn Gordon Jones, 75, retired welder, maintenance worker, and resident of Nashville, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant Healthcare & Rehab. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Richard VanCleave officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 1:00 – 3...
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