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Robert Lee Baker, Sr.

September 14, 1934 - March 27, 2017

Robert Lee Baker, Sr., 82, resident of Pickens Lane, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joe Macer officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at...
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Betty Gaye Lang Gordon

February 27, 1940 - March 26, 2017

Betty Gaye Lang Gordon, 77, retired employee of Jameson Bedding and resident of Mooresville Highway, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Lewisburg. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com.
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Charles Hamlett Dial

February 18, 1948 - March 23, 2017

View Video Tribute Charles Hamlett Dial, 69, died Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence on Chapman Lane. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. at Pleasant Heights Baptist Church with Reverend Bob Vassar and Reverend John M. Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Oakes &...
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Edward Alexander Cox, III

May 18, 1988 - March 20, 2017

Edward Alexander Cox, III died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 20, 2017 as a result of heart-related issues. He was twenty-eight (28) years old and would have been twenty-nine (29) on May 18, 2017. There will be a receiving of friends on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Farragut, Tennessee at the Farragut Church of Christ from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EDT, with a celebration of life to follow. ...
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Reba Jo Henson Cole

November 30, 1929 - March 20, 2017

Reba Jo Henson Cole, 87, retired employee of River Valley Mills, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence on Paul Drive. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Adam Pogue officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until...
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William Monroe "Bill" Harlan

July 24, 1926 - March 16, 2017

William Monroe "Bill" Harlan, 90, long-time resident of Roberts Bend Road, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Steven Holt and Ken Harlan officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church Cemetery with military...
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Billie Bird Dunnebacke

August 24, 1925 - March 12, 2017

Billie Bird Dunnebacke, 91, retired Medical Technician for Dr. Mayfield and Dr. Olson, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 in Jackson, Tennessee A private graveside service will be held at Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Dr. Paul Joiner officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials to Zion Presbyterian Church, 2322...
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Betty Ann Lovett Standen

March 11, 2017

Betty Ann Lovett Standen, former longtime resident of Columbia and more recently a resident of Hewitt House Assisted Living in Pulaski for several years, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit...
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James Elwood "Buddy" Pigg

June 17, 1932 - March 9, 2017

James Elwood "Buddy" Pigg, 84, former part owner of Pigg & Parsons, and resident of Shelbyville, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Glen Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Father Watson Lamb officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin...
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Ronald W. McKee

June 26, 1954 - March 8, 2017

Ronald W. "Ron" McKee, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, of complications from pneumonia. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by family and friends. No service is scheduled at this time. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born June 26, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, he...
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Randy G. Martin

April 3, 1956 - March 6, 2017

Randy G. Martin, 60, truck driver with Timco Logistics Systems, Inc. and resident of Fairview, died Monday, March 6, 2017 while running his route in San Bernardino County, California. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Stanfill officiating. Burial will follow in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. The family will visit with friends...
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Mary Ann Roll Nickell

April 22, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Mary Annette Nickell, 89, long time resident of Columbia, TN, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017, in Brentwood, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Dr. Lawrence Ray Nickell. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joe Evans officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 12:00 P.M. to service time...
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Jerry R. Turner

November 29, 1945 - March 6, 2017

Jerry R. Turner, 71, of Columbia went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center due to an extended illness. He was under the care of Hospice Compassus. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Mike Kesler, Bobby Sands, and Doug Burgess officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens in the...
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Judith "Judy" Gillespie Howell

February 9, 1942 - March 5, 2017

Judith "Judy" Gillespie Howell, 75, retired Maury County teacher and counselor, died Sunday March 5, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Health Care following a battle with cancer. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 P.M. at McCains Cemetery with Reverend Tommy Clark officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols...
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Jerry Wayne Young

September 24, 1947 - March 3, 2017

Jerry Wayne Young, 69, resident of Trotwood Avenue, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with his cousin, Steve Boshers and Pastor Lawrence Jackson officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www...
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Lillian Adell Goins Gray

September 19, 1925 - March 3, 2017

Lillian Adell Goins Gray, 91, former resident of Santa Fe Pike, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional Transitional Care Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Joe Macer officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. until...
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Romny Hope Derryberry Thompson

January 20, 1965 - March 2, 2017

Romny Hope Derryberry Thompson, 52, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at her residence on Brown Hollow Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Drew Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Graves Cemetery in Perry County. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be...
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Twyla Jean Ingram Uggla

August 20, 1956 - February 28, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Twyla Ingram Uggla, 60, of Culleoka, TN passed away Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017 at Vanderbilt Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Blevins and Pastor David Simmerman officiating. Burial will follow in Wilkes Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from...
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Lyda Amanda Canady Martin Parham

June 4, 1928 - February 26, 2017

Lyda Amanda Canady Martin Parham, 88, former longtime resident of Columbia, died Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Grace Health Care in Whites Creek. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 12:00 – 2:00 P...
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Mildred Olean Mears Carroll

March 10, 1925 - February 26, 2017

View Video Tribute Mildred Olean Mears Carroll, 91, resident of Rosewood Drive, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Signature Healthcare. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with James Dickey officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral...
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Adalynn Marie Howe

February 23, 2017 - February 23, 2017

Adalynn Marie Howe, infant daughter of Andrew James Howe and Laura Michelle Ballard Howe, died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Monday at 10:30 A.M. at Polk Memorial Gardens with Matt Beard officiating. The family will visit with friends Monday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be extended...
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Christian Gage Kennedy

February 21, 2017 - February 21, 2017

Christian Gage Kennedy, infant son of Jamie Kennedy and Felicia Patrick, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. The family will visit with friends Monday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home concluding with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. In addition to his...
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Elizabeth Faye Cochran White

September 15, 1946 - February 21, 2017

Elizabeth Faye Cochran White, 70, former longtime employee of Weather Tamer and resident of Wedgewood Drive, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from...
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Rebecca Jane Cole Young

December 8, 1941 - February 18, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Rebecca Jane Cole Young, 75, retired employee of Littles Food Town, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at her residence on Sharon Circle. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Ralph Dodd officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 1...
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Carl Houston Baker, Jr.

June 29, 1941 - February 17, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Carl Houston Baker, Jr., 75, retired owner and operator of Autobody Shop and resident of Columbia, died Friday, February 17, 2017 at NHC Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Christine Penner officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery with military honors provided...
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Sam Eugene Caperton

March 13, 1929 - February 16, 2017

View Video Tribute Sam Eugene Caperton, 87, former self-employed Termite and Pest Control Inspector and longtime resident of Water Valley Road in the Santa Fe Community, died Thursday, February 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 Joe Bowers and Reverend Steve Robertson...
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Myrle Jane "Jackie" Stowe Bricker

April 3, 1916 - February 13, 2017

Myrle Jane "Jackie" Stowe Bricker, 100, resident of Brookedale Senior Living in Columbia, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date in Iowa. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born April 3, 1916 in Grinnell...
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Wilma Billington "Pydle" Damron

April 18, 1935 - February 12, 2017

View Video Tribute Wilma Billington "Pydle" Damron, 81, longtime resident of Jefferson Drive, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00 P.M. at Northview Church of Christ with Jeremy Butt and Mike Greene officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Joyce Fay Haynes

October 8, 1932 - February 11, 2017

Joyce Fay Haynes, 84, retired longtime manicurist at Cain-Sloan in Nashville, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Grace Health Care in Franklin. A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville with Leonard McGugin officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family...
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Judy Carol Voss

February 26, 1943 - February 11, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Judy Carol Voss, 73, resident of the Mooresville Pike, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Voss and Greg Daimwood officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4...
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Patrick Kye Embler

April 1, 1990 - February 8, 2017

View Video Tribute Patrick Kye Embler, 26, resident of Covey Hollow Road, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Ty Cobb officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held Saturday,...
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Virginia Elizabeth "Betty" White Kuykendall Brown

July 6, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Virginia Elizabeth "Betty" White Kuykendall Brown, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Life Care of Columbia. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born July...
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James Dalton "Jim" Rodgers

March 4, 1942 - February 7, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast James Dalton "Jim" Rodgers, 74, retired employee of Monsanto, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at his residence on Zion Road in Maury County. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Melinda Britt officiating. Inurnment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by...
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Billy Wayne Hopwood

January 2, 1935 - February 4, 2017

Billy Wayne Hopwood, 82, longtime resident of Holly Grove Road, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Marshall Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Reverend James Myers and Christopher Buckman officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M and Tuesday from...
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Mavis Delaine Mangrum Osborne

February 3, 1947 - February 4, 2017

Mavis Delaine Mangrum Osborne, 70, resident of Old Columbia Road in Lewisburg, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Marshall Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jim Cox officiating. Burial will follow in Scribners Mill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home....
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James "Jimmy" Bryant

May 12, 1938 - February 1, 2017

View Funeral Webcast James "Jimmy" Bryant, 78, resident of Oakwood Drive, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with John Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow Haynes Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps. The family will visit with friends Friday...
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Lucille Harvill Mobley Parham

June 3, 1931 - January 29, 2017

View Video Tribute Lucille Harvill Mobley Parham, 85, homemaker and resident of Columbia, died Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Terry Bright and Robert Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in Mobley Cemetery in Hickman County. The family will visit with friends...
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Bobby Wayne Jones

July 30, 1947 - January 29, 2017

View Video Tribute Bobby Wayne Jones, 69, retired employee of General Electric and former longtime resident of Brown Hollow Road, died Sunday, January 29, 2017, at his residence in Rockvale, Tennessee. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Mylen Coble and Phil Mash officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens...
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John L Davis

June 7, 1935 - January 28, 2017

View Video Tribute John L Davis, 81, retired employee of Monsanto Chemical Company and resident of Columbia, died Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at First Family Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Knob Creek Cemetery with military honors provided by Herbert...
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Lily Jane Cates Hutt

September 2, 1962 - January 27, 2017

Lily Jane Cates Hutt, 54, resident of Joe Reeves Road, died Friday, January 27, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in Williamsport Baptist Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Gloria Woody Vaughn

September 20, 1931 - January 27, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Gloria Woody Vaughn, 85, resident of Rockland Drive, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 27, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Dawson, Pastor Rick Blevins, and Mrs. Vaughn's grandson, Davy Kincaid, officiating....
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Edward Lentz "Ed" Holton

September 18, 1928 - January 27, 2017

View Video Tribute Edward Lentz "Ed" Holton, 88, retired Columbia Chief of Police, died Friday, January 27, 2017, at his residence on Fleming Street. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. ...
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Houston B. Jones, Jr.

December 17, 1946 - January 26, 2017

Houston B. Jones, Jr., 70, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his residence on Sharon Circle. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Louis Davis, Pastor Eric Nichols, and Steve Anderson officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Th family...
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Jo Anne Robinson Powell

October 11, 1927 - January 26, 2017

Jo Anne Robinson Powell, 89, resident of Perkins Lane, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at NHC Columbia. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. Riverside United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Norton officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the church. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the...
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James Anthony "Tony" McNeese

December 25, 1960 - January 26, 2017

View Video Tribute James Anthony "Tony" McNeese, 56, resident of Chestnut Drive, died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Brother Herb Helton officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M....
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James Ralph Niamon

October 27, 1955 - January 26, 2017

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/773917 James Ralph Niamon, 61, resident of Greenwood Acres Drive and former resident of Lewisburg, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Marshall County....
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Edna Earl Horn Meadows

March 28, 1921 - January 26, 2017

View the tribute video here: http://videos.lifetributes.com/773852 Edna Earl Horn Meadows, 95, retired employee of Genesco and resident of The Bridge at Columbia, died Thursday, January 26, 2017 at NHC Maury Regional. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery with John Vaughan officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 3:00 – 6:00 P.M....
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Donald Lee Joyce

August 20, 1949 - January 22, 2017

View Video Tribute Donald Lee "Don" Joyce, 67, retired employee of Saturn Corporation in Spring Hill and resident of Peach Orchard Road in Culleoka, died Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 P.M. at Friendship Cemetery with Corey Bell officiating. Military honors will be provided...
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Imogene Harris Hammond

February 2, 1921 - January 20, 2017

View Video Tribute View Funeral Webcast Imogene Harris Hammond, 95, former long-time resident of Brown Street, passed peacefully Friday, January 20, 2017 at Rose Care in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Morris and Mike Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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David George "D.J." Kousser

January 28, 1948 - January 18, 2017

David George "D.J." Kousser, 68, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at his residences on Timber Trail. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born January 28, 1948 in Cook County...
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Roxanne Lynne Yuncker Fly

January 31, 1955 - January 17, 2017

View Video Tribute Roxanne Lynne Yuncker Fly, 61, former employee of Lewis County Schools cafeteria and resident of Hohenwald, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at NHC Maury Regional. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the...
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Jean Garrett Thurman Sherrill

May 6, 1927 - January 14, 2017

View Video Tribute Jean Garrett Thurman Sherrill, 89, retired employee of Dupont and Spontex and resident of The Bridge at Life Care Center, died Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jack Malone and John Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens....
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Virginia Joann Opatrny Meece

December 14, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Virginia Joann Opatrny Meece, 88, retired supervisor of Maury County Board of Education School Nutrition and resident of Devon Drive, died Friday, January 13, 2017, at The Bridge at Life Care Center of Columbia. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joe Evans officiating. Inurnment will be in the First Presbyterian Church...
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Jack Dennis Butler

April 15, 1946 - January 12, 2017

View Video Tribute Jack Dennis Butler, 70, longtime farmer and resident of Tom Fitzgerald Road, died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at VA Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Thomas Vann officiating. Burial will follow in Lasting Hope Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Giles County...
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Danny B. "Goober" Owen

July 15, 1951 - January 11, 2017

View Video Tribute Danny Benderman "Goober" Owen, 65, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his residence on East 13th Street. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Angy Trimmer officiating. Entombment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Monday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at the...
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Virginia Louise Stofel Jones

March 27, 1930 - January 11, 2017

View Video Tribute Virginia Louise Stofel Jones, 86, homemaker, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at her residence on Murphy Lane. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Friday from 11:00 A...
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Charles Bassham

April 10, 1930 - January 9, 2017

Charles Bassham, 86, retired employee of Zeneca and resident of Columbia, died Monday, January 9, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Jeremy Butt officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home. The...
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Lena Mai Donegan Fox

January 10, 1929 - January 8, 2017

View Video Tribute Lena Mai Donegan Fox, 87, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Lincoln Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Thomas Vann and Reverend Jim Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at...
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Betty Ragland Noel Steenbergen

September 15, 1948 - January 7, 2017

View Video Tribute Betty Ragland Noel Steenbergen, 68, resident of Mitchell Avenue, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Thomas- Rutherford Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with Father Thomas S. Wilson and Father Chris Bowhay officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Churchyard. The family will visit with friends...
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Austin Odell Brewer

August 30, 1925 - January 7, 2017

View Video Tribute Austin Odell Brewer, 91, founder and co-owner of Brewer Construction and Columbia Plastics, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his residence on Theta Pike. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the United...
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Ronald A. "Ronnie" Thompson

January 25, 1951 - January 2, 2017

Ronald A. "Ronnie" Thompson, 65, retired salesman, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Wayne County Health & Rehab. A graveside service will be held Friday at 3:00 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Jacob officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native...
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Claudie Ray Goodwin

November 13, 1946 - January 2, 2017

Claudie Ray Goodwin, 70, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at his residence on Parsons Bend Road. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. at Concord Cemetery with Reverend Mike Dawson officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was the son...
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Charlotte Nicholson Frey

September 8, 1955 - January 1, 2017

View Video Tribute Charlotte Nicholson Frey, 61, employee of Vanderbilt Medical Center and resident of Brentwood, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Spellings officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. ...
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Marlin Herschell Brown

April 16, 1934 - January 1, 2017

Marlin Herschell Brown, 82, former owner/operator of Brown's Auto and resident of Elm Street in Madison, died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center. A Celebration of Life will be conducted Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Oak Hill Assembly in Nashville at 11:00 A.M. with Timothy Brown, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Harvey Cemetery. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are...
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Shirley Ann Miller Wooten

December 15, 1947 - December 31, 2016

View Video Tribute Shirley Ann Miller Wooten, 69, former employee of Fresenius Medical Care and resident of Rick Hight Road, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at NHC Hillview. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Shelton officiating. Inurnment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends...
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Peggy Jean "PJ" Dugger Morgan

February 7, 1944 - December 30, 2016

Peggy Dugger "PJ" Morgan, 72, gained her Heavenly reward as a good and faithful servant on Friday, December 30, 2016. She is survived by her faithful husband of 50 years, Vinton Lee Morgan, three children, Katie (Brent) Turner of Lascassas, TN, Daniel (Jaime) Morgan of Lewisburg, TN, and Anna (Joe) Wakham of Murfreesboro, TN. She was a proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren and a...
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John Fred Houston

October 10, 1947 - December 28, 2016

John Fred Houston, 69, former owner/operator of Merle Norman Cosmetics and resident of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Proctor officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the funeral...
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Ruby Katherine Barr Holt

December 13, 1913 - December 26, 2016

Ruby Katherine Barr Holt, 103, homemaker and resident of Hunters Run Road in Lewisburg, died Monday, December, 26, 2016 at NHC Healthcare, Oakwood in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Jim Norton officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 11:00 A.M....
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Brenda Lee Greene

May 16, 1959 - December 25, 2016

Brenda Lee Greene, 57, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her residence on Autumn Wood Circle. No services are scheduled at this time. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born May 16, 1959 in Hornell, New York, she was the daughter of Patricia Ruth Leisenring. For many years, she was...
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Sara Frances Tice Duncan

June 3, 1934 - December 25, 2016

Sara Frances Tice Duncan, 82, longtime resident of Seventh Avenue, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Clark and Rev. Terry Peery officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at...
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Patricia Nelson Fite

July 6, 1930 - December 25, 2016

View Video Tribute Patricia Nelson Fite, 86, retired office manager for J. C. Penney's Company and resident of Craig Bridge Road in Williamsport, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at NHC Hillview. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with her grandson, Bro. Phil Mash officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Eddie Mae Hendrix Mash

May 8, 1921 - December 25, 2016

Eddie Mae "Nanny" Hendrix Mash, 95, homemaker, died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her residence on West 1st Street. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. A private family burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born May 8, 1921 in Giles County, Tennessee, she was...
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Connie Alice Morrow Rayburn

April 29, 1937 - December 24, 2016

Connie Alice Morrow Rayburn, 79, wife of Dr. Taylor Rayburn, Jr., passed away December 24, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Bishop Douglas Fry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends...
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James Latta Cranford

November 30, 1912 - December 24, 2016

James Latta Cranford, 104, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his residence on Shawnee Drive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Greg Daimwood officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The Maury County native was the son of the late Fred P. Cranford and...
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Mark Franklin Renfro

October 2, 1960 - December 20, 2016

Mark Franklin Renfro, 56, resident of Haven Circle, died Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Chip Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Friday from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. ...
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Joanne Doris Cole Ramsey

June 3, 1931 - December 19, 2016

Joanne Doris Cole Ramsey, 85, retired teacher and coach for Columbia Central High School, died Monday, December 19, 2016 at her residence on Greens Mill Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00...
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Charline Dugger Anderson

September 30, 1926 - December 18, 2016

Minnie Charline Dugger Anderson, 90, resident of Hidden Acres in Mt. Pleasant and former resident of Hickman Street, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Morris and Craig Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Mildred Sue Williams

January 23, 1948 - December 18, 2016

Mildred Sue Williams, 68, former longtime resident of East 15th Street, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with her brother-in-law Dan Buie officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home....
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Mary Long Chadwell Clark

September 15, 1915 - December 13, 2016

Mary Long Chadwell Clark died on December 13, 2016, at NHC Hillview in Columbia, at the age of 101. She was the daughter of Isaac Litton and Ria Baltzell Long Chadwell, and was born on September 15, 1915, in Mt. Pleasant, TN. She graduated from Hay Long High School when she was 16, and attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA, and Bowling Green Business College. During the depression...
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Douglas Houston Vaughn, Sr.

November 1, 1930 - December 12, 2016

Douglas Houston Vaughn, Sr., 86, retired owner and operator of B.M.D. and resident of Columbia, died Monday, December 12, 2016, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1:30 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Blevins and Mr. Vaughn's grandson, Davy Kincaid, officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Edna Elaine Martin Hutcherson

December 14, 1927 - December 12, 2016

Edna Elaine Martin Hutcherson, 88 years young, longtime resident of Carters Creek Community, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, December 12, 2016. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Lasting Hope Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. The...
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Dan Page "Danny Mc" McAdams, Sr.

September 25, 1938 - December 12, 2016

Dan Page "Danny Mc" McAdams, Sr., 78, resident of Hendersonville, died Monday, December 12, 2016 at Hendersonville Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 12:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Enoch George and Reverend Joe Evans officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at...
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Elizabeth Katherine "Betty" Goad Fraser

September 28, 1937 - December 8, 2016

Elizabeth Katherine "Betty" Goad Fraser, 79, resident of Porter Circle, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 1:00 P.M. at Arlington Cemetery with Reverend Frank Webb and Reverend Jack Taylor officiating. The family will visit with friends Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. and Monday from 11:00 A.M. -12:15 P.M. at Oakes &...
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Clinton Joseph Hicks, Sr.

November 17, 1919 - December 8, 2016

Clinton Joseph Hicks, Sr. 97, former resident of Park Drive, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. The family will visit with friends Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the Maury County Library, 211 West 8th Street, Columbia, TN 38401. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Ruby Whiteside Riley

March 12, 1925 - December 8, 2016

Ruby Whiteside Riley, 91, homemaker and resident of Whiteside Road in Hampshire, died Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Williamson Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Reeves officiating. Burial will follow in Worley Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home....
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Dorothy Jean Clark Anderson

March 18, 1931 - December 8, 2016

Dorothy Jean "Mama Dot" Clark Anderson, 85, resident of Mimosa Drive, was called to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 P.M. at The Edge Church of God on Highland Avenue with Reverend Andy Turner and Reverend Howard Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will...
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Calvin Dewayne Collins

May 8, 1954 - November 29, 2016

Calvin Dewayne Collins, 62, retired engineer for NASA and resident of Jade Pointe Drive in Decatur, Alabama, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 11:00 A.M. at Knob Creek Cemetery with his son, Brian Collins and Bro. Paul Cheshier officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and...
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George Washington Kittrell

March 24, 1930 - November 29, 2016

George Washington Kittrell, 86, former owner and operator of George Kittrell Machinery Sales and Liquidation and resident of Columbia, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with David Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with...
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Douglas Ray Stanfill

March 14, 1945 - November 28, 2016

Douglas Ray Stanfill, 71, retired employee of Ray Stanfill Surveying, died Monday, November 28, 2016 at his residence on West 6th Street. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 4:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. The...
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Mary Jean Kinnard Alexander

June 1, 1941 - November 28, 2016

Mary Jean Kinnard Alexander, 75, retired teacher and resident of Zion Road, died Monday, November 28, 2016, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2:30 P.M. at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with Rev. Anthony Thomas, Sr. officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be extended online at www...
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Joseph Robert Overton

August 9, 1921 - November 28, 2016

Joseph Robert Overton, 95, resident of Columbia and former long-time resident of Jackson, Tennessee, died Monday, November 28, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Joe Evans and Reverend Carol Scrivener officiating. The family will visit with friends Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until service time...
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Forrest Taylor "F.T." Foster

August 17, 1925 - November 25, 2016

Forrest Taylor "F.T." Foster, 91, retired heavy equipment operator for Occidental Chemical Company and resident of Ashwood Drive, died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Kane officiating. Entombment will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with...
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Dr. Howard C. Pomeroy

October 14, 1927 - November 24, 2016

Dr. Howard Clifton Pomeroy, 89, long-time physician in the Nashville area, died Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 with his family by his side at his home. Private family services were held by Dr. Dean Barham. The family suggests memorials to the charity of your choice or volunteer to provide help for someone in need. Condolences may be extended online at www.oakesandnichols.com. Born...
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Charlie Garfield "Jack" Gibson, Jr.

September 2, 1942 - November 24, 2016

Charlie Garfield "Jack" Gibson, Jr., 74, retired electrician for Morgan Brothers Electric and resident of Yokley Road in Lynnville, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 6:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The family will visit with...
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Ronald Ray "Ronny" Lankford

September 14, 1947 - November 24, 2016

Ronald Ray Lankford, age 69, resident of Thompson's Station, TN died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at his home after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 222 West Seventh Street in Columbia, Tennessee. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin...
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Peggy Jean Kincaid Jack

January 17, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Peggy Jean Kincaid Jack, 81, retired beautician and resident of Sharon Circle, died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Life Care Center of Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Chaplain Lyndell Propst officiating. Burial will follow in Lynnwood Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the...
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William Marion "Billy" Warf

May 11, 1932 - November 20, 2016

William Marion "Billy" Warf, 84, long-time resident of the Santa Fe Community, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Centennial Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Reverend Joe Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The...
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Albert Sidney "Pete" Johnson, Jr.

February 13, 1950 - November 19, 2016

Albert Sidney "Pete" Johnson, Jr., 66, retired pharmacist and resident of Columbia, died Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Maury Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. at Craft Memorial United Methodist Church with Brother Steve Nave officiating. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Directors are assisting the family with arrangements and...
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Bobbie Fitzgerald Johnson

August 18, 1931 - November 19, 2016

View Video Tribute Bobbie Fitzgerald Johnson, 85, retired Maury County Court Clerk Chief Deputy and longtime resident of Second Avenue, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Diversicare of Smyrna. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Norton and Rev. Gary Wedgewood officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The...
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Ewing Neelley "Neel" Frakes

January 30, 1943 - November 18, 2016

Mr. Ewing Neelley "Neel" Frakes, 73, retired state employee for the Department of Human Services and resident of Hillcrest Avenue, died Friday, November 18, 2016 at Life Care Center of Columbia. A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Houston Parks officiating. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. at Oakes &...
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