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Sue Ellen Chase
Sue Ellen Chase, 56, died in her home Friday, Dec. 13, 2002.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, at Ellis Funeral Home. Interment was at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ida and Vernon Hayes; sister, Lillie Williams and brother, Paul Wright.
She is survived by her husband, George Chase; daughters, Teresa Black, Shannon and Sherrie Ellis; sons, Billy and Richard Black, Ronald Fann; sisters, Mary Howard and Shirley Broyles; brothers, Vernon and Richard Hayes.
Ellis Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

James Orville Bates
James Orville Bates, 65, of Manchester died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the Medical Center of Manchester. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2002 at 11 a.m. at New Haven Community Church. Officiating clergy were Bro. Jimmy Kesey and Bro. Robert Payne. Entombment was in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Coffee County. 
Mr. Bates was a member of the New Haven Community Church. The family has asked that donations be made to the New Haven Community Church Building Fund. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. 
He was preceded in death by parents: James R. Bates and Beatrice Evans Bates.
He is survived by wife, Bee Simmons Bates, Manchester; six daughters, Melissa (Shirley) Sells of Winchester, Karen (Tom) Sheehan of Hammond, Ind., Marilyn (Kevin) Hayes of Hebron, Ind., Dora (Richard) Haggard of Ashland City, Tina (Virgil) Jasper of Gravette, Ark., and Millie S. (Harry) Long Jr. of Estill Springs; two sons: Kevin (Dede) Bates of Hammond, Ind. and Cliff (Tish) Simmons of Fort Collins, Colo.; 14 grandchildren: Shaun Sells, Christina Sheehan, Joey Sheehan, Braden Hayes, Kelyn Hayes, Steven Haggard, Amanda Jackson, Jake Skidmore, Josh Skidmore, Jackie Skidmore, Charles Hayden Long, Nikki Bates, Devin Bates, David Simmons, two great-grandchildren: Alexis Haggard and Emily Jackson; two brothers: Mel Bates of Tullahoma and Willard Bates of Graysville; two sisters: Sylvia Prince of Shelbyville and Bertha Hunt of Tullahoma; many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Coffee County Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Jay E. Ellis
Jay E. Ellis, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at The Windsor House in Nashville.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Rev. Randall Riggs officiated. Burial was in the Joelton Memory Gardens in Joelton. Active Pallbearers were Reggie Nicholson, Ron Nicholson, Rick Nicholson, Wayne Nicholson, Chip Duke and Randall Bracey. Honorary pallbearers were Roman Road Sunday School Class as Goodsprings Church, members of 628th Tank Destroyers and Music City Record Distributors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Laura Ellis; wife, Willie DePriest Ellis; brother, Austin Ellis, and his sister, Jean Tetreault.
He is survived by wife, Odessa Ellis of Joelton; son, John "Jay" Ellis of Joelton; sister, Lavon Nicholson of Stroudsville and five stepchildren.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Jewel Ann Kesterson
Jewel Ann Kesterson, 57, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at her home in Pleasant View.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. Terry Boyd officiated.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Alexander and her mother, Jeanette Walker.
She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Kesterson of Pleasant View; sisters, Mary Nettie (Red) Burch of Oakland, Rose (John) Hickman of South Haven, Miss., and Betty (Erv) Grimmit of Severn, Md.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

James B. Middleton
Major General James B. Middleton, 82, Huntsville, Texas, died on Dec. 21, 2002. 
He was born on Aug. 10, 1920, in Ashland City and was preceded in death by his father, George Middleton, his mother Lucille Middleton and wife Ruby McKinney Middleton.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Middleton of Huntsville, Texas; three children, George Middleton of Vicksburg, Miss., Lynn Bean of Independence, Ky. and Craig Middleton of Huntsville, Texas; four grandchildren, Patti Lynn Hamilton of Rowlett, Texas, Jennifer and Michael Bean of Independence, Ky., and Ashley Middleton of Nashville; two great-grandchildren, Alec and Blake Hamilton of Rowlett, Texas, stepchildren, Linda West of Houston, Texas, Herbert Atkinson of Roswell, N.M., and step-grandchildren, Beth Marie and Mindy Atkinson of Roswell, N.M.
He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, remaining in the Army Reserve until his retirement as a Major General in 1980.
He graduated for LA Tech University, Rustin, La. In 1948 with a degree in civil engineering after which he joined the Vicksburg District Corps or Engineers serving in numerous capacities until his retirement in 1974 as Chief of the Vicksburg District.
He also served in the 412 Engineers Brigade in Vicksburg until his retirement in 1980 as a Major General and its Commander. Among many accomplishments of the 412th during his command was the establishment of The European Engineer Command, which has become a model worldwide.
While in Vicksburg he was involved in many community and civic activities including Vicksburg Public Schools Board of Education, Rotary Club, Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Upon retirement from the Corps, he became a director of Associated General Contractors in Memphis.
He moved to Huntsville, Texas, in 1981, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church and on the Board of Directors of Elkins Lake.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at the Huntsville Funeral Home. Internment with full military honors was at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2002, at the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Honorary pallbearers were: Major Gen. Bill Hobgood, Major Gen. Jim Bates, Robert M. Fowler, Jack McKinney, Jack Evans, Tom Luke., Harry Westerlund, John Cunningham, Bill Coley, Gordon Brown, Gov. Kirk Fordice, Cliff West, Members of the 412th Engineer Command. 
Memorials may be made to Myosistis Association of America or the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Texas.

James Dotson Barfield
James Dotson Barfield, 50, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, in Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. A native of White Bluff, he was the son of the late James Dempsey and Dorothy Belle Brown Barfield. He was a retired insurance agent with American General Insurance Company. He was a member of the White Bluff Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at 2 p.m. from the White Bluff Church of Christ with Brother Doug Couch and Brother David Mosley officiating. Interment followed in the Dickson County Memorial Gardens. Service was under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.
Survivors are: his wife, Judith Welch Barfield of White Bluff; his son, James David Barfield, of White Bluff; his sister and brother-in-law, Bernice A. and Kenneth Stokes of White Bluff; brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Dot Allen of White Bluff; several nieces and nephews.
Those desiring memorials may be made to the Jim Barfield and Allen Stokes Memorial Scholarship fund of White Bluff Church of Christ.
Taylor Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.

Bryan Michael Carson
Bryan Michael Carson, 3 months, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002 in Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville.
Graveside services for the infant were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 3 p.m. from the graveside at Dickson County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Barry Simpson officiating. Interment followed in Dickson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors are his parents, Michael and Clarissa E. Carson of Charlotte; paternal grandfather, Mark Carson Sr. of Pleasant View; maternal grandparents, Bryan and Rhonda Fleming, Charlotte; great-grandfather, Paul Martin. He was preceded in death by grandmother, Dorothy Jean Carson.
Services were under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.

Mary Aetna Cox
Mary Aetna Cox, 61, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. She was born Oct. 9, 1941, in Oak Grove, La., the daughter of William Freeman and Bessie Mae Phillips Pennington. She was a homemaker.
Services were held at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, with Cliett Goodpasture officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Burial was at Sycamore Chapel Cemetery, Pleasant View.
She is survived by husband, Basil Cox, Ashland City; daughters, Shirley Caudle, Ashland City, Yolanda Henry, Mt. Juliet; son, Joe Cox, Ashland City; mother, Bessie Pennington, Texas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Brenda Stanton, Linda Platt, Martha Parkman, all of Texas; special people, Jacky Cox, Jerry Caudle, Don Henry, Betty Cerbera, Pete Cerbera; brothers, William Pennington, Richard Pennington, both of Texas. 
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery Lee Denson
Jeffery Lee Denson, 36, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Arthur Perea officiated. Burial was in the Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View. Pallbearers were Junior Russell, Jimmy Cummings, Jerry Larkin, Michael Avans, Greg Waynick, Mark Ramirez.
He is survived by wife, Barbara Denson; son, Zachery Denson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Denson, all of Chapmansboro; stepson, Danny Calhoun of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; brother, Donnie Denson of White House; sisters, Diana Cummings of Nashville, Mellissa Russell of Chapmansboro, Tracy Robertson of Chapmansboro and Tonya Avans of South Carolina.
Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Orlinda "Lindy" Hampton
Orlinda "Lindy" Hampton, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003.
Services were held at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, with Bro. Gene Brown officiating. Pallbearers: John M. Hampton Jr., Darrell Hampton, Damon Brown, Deron Brown, Matt Jacobs, Shaun Senn, Jim Tucker. Interment: Cheatham Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by husband, Eddie Hampton; daughter, Jackie Hampton (Matt) Jacobs; son, Joseph Edwin Hampton and fiance, Shauna Smartt; father, Orlon Methvin; four grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Senn, Sarah Baggett, Crystal McCarver.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Orlinda "Lindy" Hampton
Orlinda "Lindy" Hampton, 44, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at her home in Greenbrier (Ridgetop).She was born March 17, 1958, in Ashland City, the daughter of Orian D. and Mai Demple Baker Methvin. She was in the Human Resources Department of the State of Tennessee. She was the wife of Charles E. Hampton.
Services were held at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, with Bro. Gene Brown officiating. Pallbearers: John M. Hampton Jr., Darrell Hampton, Damon Brown, Deron Brown, Matt Jacobs, Shaun Senn, Jim Tucker. Burial was in the Cheatham Memorial Gardens, Pleasant View.
She is survived by husband, Eddie Hampton, Greenbrier (Ridgetop); son, Joseph Edwin Hampton and fiance, Shauna Smartt, both of Hendersonville; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Hampton and Matt Jacobs, Ashland City; father, Orian Methvin, Athens, Ala.; four grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Senn and Sarah Baggett, both of Ashland City; Crystal McCarver, Pleasant View.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, was in charge of arrangements.

Sue Bradley Harris
Sue Bradley Harris, 46, died Jan. 2, 2003.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. 
She is survived by Donnie Phillips ff, children, Chasen Harris, David Lee Hiland, Ronnie Hiland; five brothers, and four sisters, grandchildren.
Harpeth Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Doris Lellie Heard
Doris Lellie Heard, 75, Joelton, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002, at Skyline Medical Center, Nashville. She was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Cunningham, the daughter of Allen C. and Tennie Mae Batson Harvey. She was retired from Ronco Chemicals.
Funeral services were held at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, with Bro. Steve Blackwell officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Cumberland Furnace.
She is survived by daughter, Mae Tipton; son, Jerry Hire, four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Newell Harvey, Robert Harvey.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Clayton Johnson
Ronald Clayton Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Johnson, retired after 30 years of dedicated service with TEA, being in charge of the print/graphic arts shop teaching subsequent printers who came to work, as the shop expanded and eventually moved to the basement of the building in order to offer more services, will be missed by his friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. David Jones officiated. Burial was in the Demonbreum Cemetery in Ashland City. Active pallbearers: Curtis Bennett, John Holder, Billy Don Morris, Tom Herlein, John Treadway, Mark Hightower, Ray Demonbreum and Barney Demonbreum. 
He is survived by parents, Clayton and Irene Johnson of Ashland City and son, Ronald Keith Johnson of Ashland City.
Boyd Funeral Home in Ashland City assisted the family with arrangements.

Henry Earl King Jr.
Henry Earl (Buddy) King Jr., 82, Nashville, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at the Bordeaux Nursing Facility, Nashville. He was born July 17, 1920 in Nashville, the son of Henry Elijah and Fredda Elizabeth Mathis King. He was a retired conductor for L & N Railroad, member of American Legion Englewood Post #82, member of Marine Corp League, member of New Hope FWB Church.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 02, 2003, at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, with Bro. Barry Simpson officiating. Honorary pallbearers: Members of L & N Railroad, Marine Corp League; active pallbearers, American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavergne Hart King (Oct. 14, 2002). 
He is survived by daughter, Charlotte Zollo; son, Henry Earl (Sonny) King III, Joelton; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister, Virginia Murphree, Nashville; brothers, Bill King, Ashland City, Jimmy King, Lebanon, Randy King, Mt. Juliet.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, was in charge of arrangements.

James Albert Nicholson
James Albert Nicholson, 68, of Pleasant View died Jan. 1, 2003, at his home. He was born July 4, 1934, in Cheatham County, the son of the late Bob Taylor and Willie Mai Nicholson. He was a farmer.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Austin and Bell Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Riggs officiating. Burial followed in Cheatham Memorial Gardens. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Nicholson; son, James Garry Nicholson; sisters, Sally Pearl Hardy and Shirley Ann Perry; brother, Jerry Ray Nicholson.
Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Spicer (David) of Pleasant View, Sandra Ann Brown (Eric) of Orange City, Fla., Pam Oliver (Jimmy) Ashland City; sons, Jerry Albert Nicholson (Pam), and Michael Shane Nicholson, both of Pleasant View; brothers, Robert Nicholson Jr., W.H. Nicholson, Billy Wayne Nicholson, J.W. Nicholson and Paul Nicholson, all of Pleasant View; sisters: Alma Moore of Springfield, Alice Lawson of Pleasant View and Maydene Pendergraft of Nashville; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Nashville was in charge of arrangements.

Hugh Purvis Orrell
Hugh Purvis Orrell, 82, died on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002.
He was a retired engineer for the State of Tennessee and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He was a member of the Ashland City Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home in Ashland City with Brother Mike Fox and Brother Tony Roberts officiating. Burial followed in Forrest Hills Cemetery in Ashland City. Pallbearers were Shelby Tinch, Jesse Ray, Pete Case, George Hunter Jr., Ronnie Curtis and Jim Harris. 
He is survived by his loving wife, Allene Batts Orrell; two sons, Hugh Purvis Orrell Jr., and his wife Donna of California, and Bobby Batts and his wife Peggy of Oklahoma; four grandchildren, John and Lindsey Orrell of California, Leigh Ann Maybee of Shelbyville, and Aleta Batts of Oklahoma.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Henley Sewell
Deborah Henley Sewell, 48, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton. Bro. Cecil Boswell officiated. Pallbearers were family and friends. Interment: Bearwallow Church of Christ Cemetery, Ashland City. 
She was preceded in death by mother, Katherine Stewart Henley.
She is survived by father, Melvin E. Henley and sister, Pam (Mike) Orange.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, was in charge of arrangements.

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