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Virginia Lorene Agent Collins

November 21, 1940 - November 19, 2017

Virginia Lorene Agent Collins, 76, former clerk at Kwik Sak and resident of Bass Drive, died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Friendship Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Kane officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests...
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Mary Josephine Gibson Landers

September 20, 1926 - November 18, 2017

Mary Josephine Gibson Landers, 91, devoted wife of the late Finis Mark "Pud" Landers, Jr., for sixty-eight years and a former resident of Columbia, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017. A private family graveside service will be held at Friendship Cemetery in Culleoka with Rev. Jeff Kane officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. ...
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Maurice Manning Anderson, Jr.

September 15, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Maurice Manning Anderson, Jr., 72, retired Project Manager for DuPont, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at his residence on General Forrest Drive. Interment will be Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society, P....
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Katie Virginia Brasher Scribner

September 14, 1924 - November 16, 2017

Katie Virginia Brasher Scribner, 93, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and devoted friend, departed this world for a better place on November 16, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend B.J. Bolton officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit...
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Elmo Birdo Busby, Jr.

November 22, 1936 - November 16, 2017

Elmo Birdo Busby, Jr., 80, retired owner of The Busby Company Inc. and resident of Indian Hills Road, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Songer and Pastor Christa Songer officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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James Marion Wilhoite

June 9, 1941 - November 15, 2017

James Marion Wilhoite, 76, retired Sports Editor for the Daily Herald and resident of Winding Way, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at Grace Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Mark Lindstrom, Rev. Steve Boshers, Charles Troope, and John Pointer officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. ...
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Vickie Jean Ramsey

October 22, 1952 - November 12, 2017

Vickie Jean Ramsey, 65, former employee of Elm Hill Meats and resident of Columbia, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor James Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in Neapolis Cemetery. The family will visit with friends...
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Timothy Edward Creel

March 15, 1962 - November 11, 2017

Timothy Edward Creel, 55, former customer service manager at Spring Hill Wal-Mart and resident of Spring Hill, died Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Steve Swango officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert...
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Sheila Marie Mochrie Campbell

April 7, 1946 - November 9, 2017

Sheila Marie Mochrie Campbell, 71, homemaker and resident of Autumn Breeze Lane in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Stacy Gonzalez officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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Joseph Albert "Jay" Hall, IV

March 4, 1948 - November 5, 2017

Joseph Albert "Jay" Hall, IV, 69, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at The King's Daughters' School where he had made his home for over sixty years. A memorial service will be conducted Monday, November 13, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born...
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Billy Massie Brown

January 11, 1937 - November 5, 2017

Billy Massie Brown, 80, former resident of Carpenter Bridge Road, died Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Morning Pointe Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Harold Delk officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery in the Hardison Mill Community in Maury County. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 3:00 –...
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Linda Sue Isabell Walters

April 13, 1949 - November 5, 2017

Linda Sue Isabell Walters, 68, former seamstress at Weather Tamer, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at her residence in the Enterprise Community. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Bobby Smartt officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Jordon Joseph Delcambre

August 9, 1948 - November 4, 2017

View Video Tribute Jordon Joseph Delcambre, 69, hairdresser at Michael's Hair Design in Columbia and resident of Spring Hill, died Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Spring Hill. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. at The Church of the Nativity in Thompson's Station with Father John Kirk and Deacon Tim Connelly officiating. ...
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Lennie Mae Craig Gibson

October 12, 1942 - November 3, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Lennie Mae Craig Gibson, 75, retired employee of Apcom Inc. and resident of Pikes Peak Drive, died Friday, November 3, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:30 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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Durll M. Geasley

August 1, 1977 - November 2, 2017

Durll M. Geasley, 40, employee for Grassbusters and resident of Figures Avenue, died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Boshers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Nina Jo Yates Potter

January 5, 1934 - November 2, 2017

Nina Jo Yates Potter, 83, retired sales clerk, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at her residence on Rolling Fields Circle. A Memorial Service will be conducted Monday at 1:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Chip Hunter and Mike Tyler officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests...
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Evelyn Karen Beck Thorpe

February 4, 1961 - November 1, 2017

Evelyn Karen Beck Thorpe, 56, retired employee of General Motors and resident of Holdens Hollow, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Monday at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may...
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Melissa Dawn Kinne Trotman

January 22, 1972 - November 1, 2017

Melissa Dawn Kinne Trotman, 45, retired Registered Nurse and resident of Gallatin, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Johnathon Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Kittrell Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral...
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Ernest Wilson Allen, Sr.

February 10, 1928 - November 1, 2017

Ernest Wilson Allen, Sr., 89, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his residence on Woods Circle. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chip Hunter and Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. in the church atrium. Oakes &...
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Hal Morgan

July 22, 1923 - October 31, 2017

Hal Morgan, 94, retired former owner and Vice-President of Morgan Brothers Electric and resident of Morning Pointe, died Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 P.M. at Zion Cemetery with Chaplain C. Ray Dye and Rev. Paul Joiner officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. ...
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Donna Marie Underwood Clifford

April 4, 1959 - October 30, 2017

Donna Marie Underwood Clifford, 58, former employee of General Electric and resident of Apache Trail, died Monday, October 30, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born April 4, 1959 in Giles County, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Evans Underwood and...
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Reuben Edward "Ted" Houston, III

June 23, 1942 - October 30, 2017

Reuben Edward "Ted" Houston III, 75, resident of Franklin, Tennessee and Orange Beach, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Judge Bobby Sands officiating. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at The Shop. The family will visit...
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Sherrie Marie Pruitt Williams

February 15, 1956 - October 28, 2017

Sherrie Marie Pruitt Williams, 61, resident of Willa Circle in Pulaski, died Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Anthony Bledsoe officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Billy Wayne Clark

April 14, 1938 - October 27, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Billy Wayne Clark, 79, retired owner and operator A & R Sales & Services, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his residence on Hardison Road. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Charles Clark and Stephen Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors...
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Father Robin Courtney, Jr.

November 22, 1961 - October 25, 2017

The Reverend Robin Courtney, Jr., pastor of St. James the Less Episcopal Church in Madison, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on October 25, 2017 at the age of 55. Father Courtney was a sensitive and compassionate priest who was deeply devoted to his parishioners, his family, his neighbors and his friends. Raised in Columbia, Tennessee, Father Courtney attended Columbia Academy, where he...
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Ray Wilson Gibson

January 26, 1940 - October 25, 2017

Ray Wilson Gibson, 77, retired employee of Columbia Gulf, died Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at his home on Tindell Lane. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Danny Ray Jones officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 11:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Tony Harold Blackburn

November 20, 1955 - October 24, 2017

Tony Harold Blackburn, 61, Department Manager at T. J. Maxx in Franklin and resident of Morris Avenue, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Johnny Felker officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8...
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Dorothy Juanita Reese Haywood

July 6, 1941 - October 23, 2017

Dorothy Juanita Reese Haywood, 76, former employee of Maury Manufacturing, died Monday, October 23, 2017, at her residence on Morris Avenue. A memorial service will be held Friday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Johnnie Higgason officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at...
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James Edward Winchester

June 17, 1933 - October 23, 2017

James Edward Winchester, 84, retired employee of Union Carbide and resident of Columbia, died Monday, October 23, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to service time at the funeral home. The...
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Leah Williamson Hays

January 12, 1921 - October 21, 2017

Leah Williamson Hays, 96, retired Maury County teacher, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at her residence on Wahella Way. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chip Hunter officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. in the church atrium. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family...
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Margaret Ann Weible Pickle

December 27, 1937 - October 20, 2017

Margaret Ann Weible Pickle, 79, retired Professor at Columbia State Community College, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Madison, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Doty and Rev. Charles Blythe officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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Shirley Williams Palmer

September 9, 1950 - October 18, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Shirley Williams Palmer, 67, of Ethridge, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jason Love officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 5:00 – 8:00...
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Leslie Barnett "L. B." Chappell, Jr.

March 21, 1934 - October 17, 2017

Leslie Barnett "L. B." Chappell, Jr., 83, farmer and longtime resident of John Sharp Road, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Lasting Hope Cemetery with Mike Kesler officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Thursday from...
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Benton Sloan Foster

April 18, 1994 - October 15, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Benton Sloan Foster, 23, employee of Sherwin Williams and resident of Columbia, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at St. Thomas West Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at West Seventh Street Church of Christ with Corey Bell, Barney Burns, and his father, Joe Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial...
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Belinda Jill Collins Gibson

July 16, 1963 - October 14, 2017

Belinda Jill Collins Gibson, 54, homemaker and resident of Westover Drive, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00- 8:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born July 16, 1963 in Maury County, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Harry...
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Charlene Potts Miller

August 16, 1952 - October 12, 2017

Charlene Potts Miller, 65, retired employee of Union Carbide and resident of Highland Avenue, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Timmy Golden officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Joe Claiborne Foster

January 7, 1926 - October 11, 2017

Joe Claiborne Foster, 91, retired former owner and President of Foster Insurance Agency, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his residence on Manor Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Vassar and Judge Bobby Sands officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin...
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Dorothy Mae Hubbell Thurman

November 22, 1929 - October 11, 2017

Dorothy Mae Hubbell Thurman, 87, homemaker and longtime resident of Jackson Heights Road, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Theodore Durham officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M....
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Sylvia Leona Bradford Adair

February 23, 1948 - October 9, 2017

Sylvia Leona Bradford Adair, 69, resident of Pulaski and former longtime resident of Lewisburg, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at NHC Pulaski. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Brother Paul Woodford officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 –...
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Ewing Patterson "Pat" Troope, Jr.

April 9, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Ewing Patterson "Pat" Troope, Jr., 75, retired Assistant Chief at Columbia Police Department and retired Director of Security at Maury Regional Medical Center, died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his residence in Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Highland Park Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Proctor, Reverend Terry Perry, and Reverend Wilson Henderson...
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Coleson Levi Sellars

February 25, 1991 - October 7, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Coleson Levi Sellars, 26, resident of Stafford Drive, died Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Jerry Bruce Caskey

October 4, 2017

Jerry Bruce Caskey, age 74 of Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Monday, October 9, 2017, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, at the Buford Chapel of Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch....
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Douglas G. Hickman

March 14, 1948 - October 3, 2017

Douglas G. Hickman, 69, resident of Rosewood Drive, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Signature Health Care. 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 Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Monday from...
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Robert Anthony "Bobby" Bratton, II

July 1, 1986 - October 2, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Robert Anthony "Bobby" Bratton, II, age 31, Group Leader for General Motors and resident of Oak Lake Subdivision in Spring Hill, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother...
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J W "Shorty" Richardson

July 14, 1941 - October 2, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast J W "Shorty" Richardson, 76, retired plumber and electrician and resident of Pawnee Trail, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jerry Elder officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Edwina Jane Wells Fanning

August 28, 1946 - October 2, 2017

Edwina Jane Wells Fanning, 71, retired employee of State of Tennessee Department of Education and resident of Cobblestone Drive, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Anthony Muston officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Mary Gail Rountree Pigg

September 14, 1939 - October 1, 2017

Mary Gail Rountree Pigg, 78, longtime resident of Mingo Branch Road in the Santa Fe Community, died Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor David Usry officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at...
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Dr. Billy Joe Thrasher

November 2, 1938 - September 29, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Dr. Billy Joe Thrasher, 78, retired President Emeritus of Columbia Academy and resident of Kippsford Pond Road, died Friday, September 29, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Anderson Field House on Columbia Academy Campus with Randy Owens, Dr. James Thomas, and Ed Higginbotham...
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Patricia Rose Singer Brown

February 20, 1954 - September 25, 2017

Patricia Rose Singer Brown, 63, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence on Pulaski Highway. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Sherry Ladd officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. ...
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Lila Haislip Garrett

January 7, 1934 - September 25, 2017

Lila Haislip Garrett, 83, retired CPA for Union Carbide, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at her residence on Maple Court. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Reverend Paul Joiner officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to Zion Christian Academy, 6901...
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Arch G. Patterson

May 12, 1923 - September 25, 2017

Mr. Arch G. Patterson, 94, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at his residence on Hampshire Pike. Services will be conducted on Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Steve Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home as well as one hour prior to...
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Lana Carole Wykle Dougherty

August 6, 1939 - September 23, 2017

Lana Carole Wykle Dougherty, 78, retired employee of the State of Tennessee and longtime resident of North Cayce Lane, died Saturday, September 23, 2017, at NHC-Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Chip Hunter and Rev. Stacy Gonzalez officiating. Entombment will follow in Polk Memorial...
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Richard Farris Woods

September 24, 1953 - September 22, 2017

Richard Farris Woods, 63, resident of Elm Street, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Pegram with full military honors provided by the United States Army. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be...
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Laurie Anne Rinks Morrow Gilliam

August 4, 1930 - September 20, 2017

Laurie Anne Rinks Morrow Gilliam,87, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St Thomas West in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggest memorials to the charity of your...
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Thornton "Ted" Davis, II

July 21, 1924 - September 20, 2017

Thornton "Ted" Davis, II, age 93, retired farmer and rancher, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at his residence on Candlewood Court. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at New Lasea Church of Christ with David Langley, Carl May, and Kenny McFarlen officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post...
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Benjamin Wesley Hancock

August 25, 1928 - September 18, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Benjamin Wesley Hancock, a resident of Columbia, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his home. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., with a brief period of...
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Nancy Auderie Poarch Williams

June 27, 1945 - September 17, 2017

Nancy Auderie Poarch Williams, 72, retired healthcare worker, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, in Pensacola, Florida, where she had made her home for several years. A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Gregory Turuan Scott

December 19, 1968 - September 17, 2017

View Video Tribute Gregory Turuan Scott, 48, owner of Scott's Flooring and resident of Buck Matthews Road, died Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Telford Tharp officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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Patricia L. White Taylor

October 20, 1945 - September 16, 2017

Patricia L. White Taylor, 71, retired teacher and resident of Spainwood Street, died Saturday, September 16. 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 A.M. at Knob Creek Cemetery with Reverend Tony Brown officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 –6:00 P. M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers,...
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Marilyn Pitts Smith

December 28, 1952 - September 15, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Marilyn Pitts Smith, 64, former resident of Coffee County, died Friday, September 15, 2017, at her home in Dallas, Oregon. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 12:00 noon at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Manchester. The family will visit with friends Monday from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Jane Ervin Ward

May 11, 1944 - September 14, 2017

View Video Tribute Jane Ervin Ward, 73, retired employee of Steinmart, died Thursday, September 14, 2017 at her residence on Bell Road in Huntsville, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Williamson County Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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Murray Thomas Miles, Jr.

January 5, 1930 - September 13, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Murray Thomas Miles, Jr., 87, retired Director of Communications of Tennessee Farm Bureau, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Columbia. A Memorial Service will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church. The family will visit with friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall of the Church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the...
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Sarah Sue Duncan Hurt

October 30, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Sarah Sue Duncan Hurt, 82, homemaker and resident of Holly, Michigan, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Genesys Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Roger A. Parker officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery. The family will visit with friends and relatives Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M....
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Hazel Walker Davidson

January 24, 1936 - September 12, 2017

Hazel Walker Davidson, 81, retired truck driver with Smith Trucking & Excavating Company and resident of Glencoe Drive in Culleoka, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Bill McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Glen Edward Kinnard

March 7, 1924 - September 11, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Glen Edward Kinnard, 93, former co-owner of Champion Shoe Shop and resident of The Bridge at Life Care Center of Columbia, died Monday, September 11, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial...
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Edward Burnel "Bernie" Caperton

December 1, 1950 - September 11, 2017

View Video Tribute Edward Burnel "Bernie" Caperton, 66, retired wildlife technician with the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at his residence on Love Branch Road. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin...
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Robert M. "Bob" Brewer

December 2, 1930 - September 9, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Robert M. "Bob" Brewer, 86, life-long minister, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at his residence on Stonewall Road. Born December 2, 1930 in Davidson County, Tennessee, he was the sixth son of the late Charles R. and Robbie Ward Brewer. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jett Brewer, whom he married February 9, 1985; children,...
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Calvin Raymon "Ray" Locke

August 11, 1926 - September 7, 2017

Calvin Raymon Locke, age 91, son of the late Calvin Raymon and Etheleen White Locke, husband of Faye Dodson Locke for 68 years passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017. In 1943 he graduated from Spring Hill High School and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army and served at Ft Knox, Ky. When he returned to Columbia after the Army he worked for Locke Plumbing and Heating , Doug White...
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Judy Anne Hardin Spann

September 10, 1944 - September 5, 2017

View Video Tribute Judy Anne Hardin Spann, 72, of Columbia died Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan and Steve Thomason officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and...
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Robert Curtis "Bob" Dugger

April 18, 1941 - September 5, 2017

View Video Tribute Robert Curtis "Bob" Dugger, Sr., 76, retired truck driver and resident of Big Oak Lake Road in Spring Hill, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Craig Evans and Wayne Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends...
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Sarah Elizabeth Rebecca Phelps Higgins Crabtree

August 5, 1927 - September 1, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Sarah Elizabeth Rebecca Phelps Higgins Crabtree, 90, homemaker and resident of Pleasant Drive, died Friday, September 1, 2017 in Florence, Alabama. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Phelps Cemetery in Giles County. The family will visit with friends Monday from 12:00 P.M....
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Martha Napier Bryant

July 30, 1928 - August 31, 2017

Martha Napier Bryant, 89, homemaker, died Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her residence on Williamsport Pike with her family by her side. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tim Paul officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 11:00 A.M until service time at the funeral Home....
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Allie Belle Tinker Dale

January 23, 1932 - August 29, 2017

Allie Belle Tinker Dale, 85, former longtime resident of the Williamsport Community, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the home of her granddaughter on Terrapin Branch Road in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Telford Tharp officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Bridges Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Garland Dee Wherry

March 4, 1933 - August 28, 2017

Garland Dee Wherry, 84, resident of Columbia, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Eddie Rogers officiating. Military honors will be provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home....
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Jewell Rodgers Latta

April 27, 1925 - August 28, 2017

Jewell Rodgers Latta, 92, former long-time resident of Woods Drive, died Monday at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, to be followed by a graveside service at 2:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with John Vaughan officiating. Born April 27, 1925, in Scott County, Kentucky, she...
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Nancy Jane McNaron

December 30, 1934 - August 25, 2017

View Video Tribute Nancy Jane McNaron, 82, retired Maury County teacher and resident of Columbia, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at Brookdale Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Tony Lancaster and Jan Niedringhaus officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday...
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William E. "Billy" Fitzgerald

April 4, 1932 - August 25, 2017

William E. "Billy" Fitzgerald, 85, retired owner of Fitzgerald Plumbing & Heating Company, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at his residence on Theta Pike. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with his grandchildren officiating. A private family inurnment will be in McCain's Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American...
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Richard Leon King

August 22, 1940 - August 25, 2017

View Video Tribute Richard Leon King, 77, retired electrician for TVA, died Friday, August 25, 2017 at his residence on Rick Hight Road in Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Boshers and Brother Matt Travers officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Sunday...
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Teresa Mae Burgett Parker

September 14, 1962 - August 22, 2017

Teresa Mae Burgett Parker, 54, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her residence in Mt. Pleasant. A graveside service was held Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Arlington Cemetery with Dennis Smith officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was the daughter of Evelyn...
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Kenneth Dean "Bean" Travis, Sr.

September 22, 1926 - August 21, 2017

Kenneth Dean Travis, Sr., 90, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at his residence in Hampshire. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at the corner of Highway 412 and Cayce Lane in Columbia. Bishop Kevin O'Bryant and Bishop Ronnie Pennington will officiate. Burial will follow in Campground Cemetery on Swan Creek in...
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Edward Boyd "Eddie" Holloway

June 20, 1941 - August 20, 2017

Edward Boyd "Eddie" Holloway, age 76, of Columbia, Tennessee, passed away on August 20th, 2017. A celebration of his life will be conducted Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Fred Tapper officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to Place of Hope, 105 North James...
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Kathy Pullen Moen

September 22, 1954 - August 19, 2017

Kathy Pullen Moen, 62, retired administrative assistant for Dr. Steve Nowlin and resident of Rainier Drive, died Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at First Family Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Blevins and Dr. Steve Nowlin officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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John Eric Hendrickson

May 9, 1952 - August 18, 2017

John Eric Hendrickson, 65, mortgage banker and resident of Hendersonville, died Friday, August 18, 2017. A prayer service will be conducted Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Dr. David Craig officiating. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at Arlington Cemetery. The family...
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James Junior Brown

September 5, 1946 - August 17, 2017

James Junior Brown, 70, retired welder and machinist for Peffen Machine and resident of Chester Road in Fairview, died Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Westwood Health Care. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Monte McCandless and Tim McCandless officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Kenneth Wells Smallwood

July 6, 1927 - August 15, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Kenneth Wells Smallwood, 90, retired employee of the Federal Government and resident of Walnut Lane, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Henry Coles, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin...
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Dr. Joel T Hargrove

August 23, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Dr. Joel T Hargrove, 80, retired physician, passed peacefully at his home on August 15, 2017, with his family present. Visitation with the family will take place at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia, TN on Thursday, August 17, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. A private graveside service will follow on Friday, August 18, at St. John's Churchyard, Ashwood, with military honors provided by...
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Tommy Ray Hemphill

October 29, 1958 - August 10, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Tommy Ray Hemphill, 58, retired Fire Chief for the City of Columbia and resident of Gray Lane in Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 AM at West 7th Street Church of Christ with Randy Owens and CFD Fire Chief Ty Cobb officiating....
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Georgia Dee Wilson Goldman

October 26, 1924 - August 8, 2017

Georgia Dee Wilson Goldman, 92, retired nurse at Maury Regional Medical Center and longtime resident of Culleoka, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Poplar Estates Senior Living. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00...
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Jean Reid Evans

September 15, 1926 - August 7, 2017

Jean Reid Evans, 90, died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Shannondale Maryville Health Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at the church. A private family interment will follow in Rose Hill...
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Helen June Lovell Lewis

December 17, 1940 - August 7, 2017

Helen June Lovell Lewis, 76, resident of Evergreen Drive, died Monday, August 7, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Proctor officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 10:00 A.M....
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Stephen Howard "Bubba" Luna

September 18, 1949 - August 6, 2017

Stephen Howard "Bubba" Luna, 67, press operator for Smurfit Stone, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at his residence on Whitesell Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Danny Hanson officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences...
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Judith Aulene "Judy" Cleveland Maultsby

October 23, 1945 - August 5, 2017

Judith Aulene "Judy" Cleveland Maultsby, 71, resident of Johnson Branch Road, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Saint Thomas West Hospital. A private family graveside service will be held at Giles County Memory Gardens. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 95 White Bridge...
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Gladys Leoma McKee DeLancey

February 8, 1927 - August 5, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Gladys Leoma McKee DeLancey, 90, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at her residence at Poplar Estates Assisted Living. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Greg DeLancey, Eddie Miller and Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until...
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Mary Virginia Blocker Clay

May 19, 1930 - August 2, 2017

View Funeral Webcast Mary Virginia Blocker Clay, 87, of Lincoln Park, Michigan, died Wednesday August 2, 2017. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Randy Baxter officiating. Burial will follow in Morrow Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. The family suggests...
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Carl Houston Baker, Sr.

September 22, 1916 - July 29, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Carl Houston Baker, Sr., 100, retired master carpenter, died Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the home he built in 1964 on Williamsport Pike. A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 2:30 P.M. at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church with Rev. Christine Penner officiating. Inurnment will be in Mt. Nebo Cemetery. The family will...
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James Scott Young

October 21, 1958 - July 26, 2017

James Scott Young, 58, owner of Scott Young Construction and resident of Arno Road in Franklin, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Christ Church Memorial Gardens in Brentwood,...
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David Alan Hopper

May 31, 1950 - July 24, 2017

David Alan Hopper, 67, retired employee of Tennessee Children's Services and resident of Columbia, died Monday, July 24, 2017. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Russ Adcox officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to Maury Hills Church...
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Mildred Green Gilliam

January 8, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Mildred Green Gilliam, 93, retired employee of Service Merchandise and former resident of Altoga Court in Murfreesboro, died Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Creekside Assisted Living in Murfreesboro. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. ...
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Andrew Forrest Rettke

April 4, 1995 - July 22, 2017

Andrew Forrest Rettke, 22, passed away July 22, 2017, at San Antonio Military Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. A Remembrance Service was held Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his parents' home. The family will visit with friends Friday, July 28, 2017, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Columbia. Inurnment will follow on Sunday at Mount Carmel Church Cemetery in Benton,...
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Mary Sue Steward Goodman

February 5, 1946 - July 21, 2017

Mary Sue Steward Goodman, 71, employee of Wal-Mart in Nashville, died Friday, July 21, 2017, at her residence on Steam Mill Hollow Road in the Water Valley Community. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Eddie Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M....
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