Miscellaneous Cheatham County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Richard Bates
Richard Bates, 55, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003.
Remains are at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, where service will be today, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. with Father Bernard Neidergeses and Bro. Ronnie Webb officiating. Rosary and vigil were Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 
Honorary pallbearers are: Tony Simpkins, Wayne Spain, Ronnie Taylor, David Nichols, Charles Miller, Roger Barnes, Jimmy Wilson, Jerry Vanderfort, employees and friends of E & V Market, employees of Sheetmetal Local 177. Active pallbearers are: David Sherrill, Gary Hunt, Kenneth Overstreet, Steve Butler, Charlie Smith, Bobbie Conners, Raymond Rodriquez, Roger Stewart, Donald Town, Jack Edwards. 
Interment: Joelton Hills Memory Gardens, Joelton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Pius X School and Church, 2750 Tucker Road, Nashville 37218.
He was preceded in death by father, A.C. Bates.
He is survived by wife, Rebecca Partain Bates; sons, Trevor (Karolyn) Bates, Joelton, Kelly Bates, Bellevue; mother, Lucy Bates; grandchild, Channing Noel Bates; sisters, Betty (Kenneth) Arnold, Nashville, Carolyn (Jack) Edwards, Murfreesboro, Sandra Craft, Nashville; brothers, Jimmy Bates, Nashville, Curtis (Ann) Bates, Nashville, Gene (Trena) Bates, Crossville. 
Anderson and Garrett, Joelton, is in charge of arrangements.

Rayburn Eugene Douglas
Rayburn Eugene Douglas, 57, a retired supervisor for State Industries where he worked for 34 years, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at his home in Chapmansboro.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Rev. Gene Parton officiated. Burial was in Mallorys Cemetery in Chapmansboro. Pallbearers were Harold Corlew, L.C. Hogan, Billy Reeder, Donnie Black, Johnny Whitworth and Larry Hollis.
He is survived by wife, Janice Balthrop Douglas of Chapmansboro; son, Michael (Amy) Douglas of Pleasant View; mother, Esther Douglas of Chapmansboro; grandchildren, Micael, Dawson and Mia Douglas of Chapmansboro; brother, Donnie Douglas of Ashland City; sisters, Sarah Pentecost of Pleasant View and Annie Bone of Cedar Hill.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

Agnes Pearl Loveless Harris
Agnes Pearl Loveless Harris, 84, retired employee of Dupont Chemical Company and resident of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at 12:30 p.m. at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home with Paul Rogers and Johnny Mack Young officiating. Burial was in Wade Peler Cemetery in Centerville. Pallbearers were family and friends.
Memorial may be made to Highland Church of Christ Building Fund, Columbia.
The Coble native was the daughter of the late Walter Loveless and Lola Ammons Loveless. She was married to James C. Harris, who preceded her in death Jan. 3, 1963. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ.
Two sisters, Mary Catherine and Dorothy, preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Sheila (Howard) Dishmon of Ashland City; one son, Walter Wayne Harris of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Vera Harrison of Knoxville, Era (Elmo) Chessor of Nashville; one brother, Joe (Joyce) Loveless of Memphis; two grandsons, Kip J. (Tiby) Ferguson of Lawrenceburg, Ricky (Shirley) Meadows of Nashville; and three great-grandsons, Jackson Cope Ferguson of Lawrenceburg, Logan Meadows and Landon Meadows, both of Nashville.
Oakes and Nichols Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Garth Milton "Joe" Newland
Garth Milton "Joe" Newland, 76, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at his home in Ashland City.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. Terry Boyd officiated. Burial was in the Felts Cemetery in Ashland City. Family members served as pallbearers.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Newland; his mother Ethel Reeves Newland; his brother Delmous Newland and his sister, Bertha Chandler.
He is survived by brothers, James (Betty) Newland of Ashland City, Lillard "Tex" (Elizabeth) Newland, Ashland City, Bruce (Nancy) Newland of Ashland City, John (Marlene) Newland of Mt. Juliet, Herman (Sharon) Newland of Lone Jack, Mo.; sisters, Mable Binkley of Pleasant View, Ellie Spears of Ashland City, Maxine Scalf of Nashville, Uldean Blanton of Raytown, Mo., Deliah Lithacum of Pleasant View, Mary Dozier of Ashland City.
Boyd Funeral assisted the family with arrangements.

Charles Arthur Watson
Charles Arthur Watson, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at his home in Ashland City.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at 7 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. Terry Boyd officiated. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Nashville.
He is survived by son, Daryl Watson of Pavo, Ga.; daughters, Cheryl Russell of Chapmansboro, Terry Watson of Ashland City; brother, Mac Watson of Bethlehem, N.C.; sisters, Colleen Barnes of Dudley Shoals, N.C. and Lorraine Southard of Sayler, Calif.
Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rex Arian Bracy Sr.
Rex Arian Bracy, Sr. of Plum Nelly Farm was received into heaven on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara and his faithful dog, Carlie; also Rex Arian, Jr., son and daughter-in-law, Madge; Dana Lynn, daughter; Elizabeth and Sarah, granddaughters; Sammye Boehms, sister; Lance, Mark and George Bracy, brothers and a host of wonderful friends.
Visitation with the family was Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Anderson and Garrett, Joelton. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Oakwood United Methodist Church with Rev. Alexander W. Delk and Rev. Alex Lehnis officiating. Mr. Bracy will lie in State at the church Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Pallbearers: Jimmy Stuart, Nelson Boehms, Eric Bracy, John Richard Short, Calvin Short, Gene Carney, Same Bracy, Bruce Bracy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church, c/o Clara Stuart, 1010 Homestead Trail, Joelton 37080.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton assisted the family with the arrangements.

Sam Raymond Groves
Sam Raymond Groves, 78, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2003. Mr. Groves was retired from C.E.M.C. of Ashland City. He was born in Dickson County.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home, Ashland City, with Rev. O. Jewell Barrett and Rev. Steve Blackwell officiating. Burial followed in Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View. Pallbearers were Troy Mason, Tim Dockstader, Wayne Reeves, Robert Foster, Bobby Gibbs, Herman Creel. Honorary Pallbearers were: past and present employees of C.E.M.C., Buddy Frazier, Dr. James Baldwin, Dohn Dockstader, Anthony Frazier, and Nathan Lane and Anthony Farmer. 
Visitation with family was Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Flora Mae Groves; a daughter, Brenda (Michael) Mason, all of Joelton; son, Terry Stewart of Ashland City; sisters, Flora Gray, Nashville, Docia (Charlie) Barre of Ashland City; two grandchildren, Troy (Heather) Mason, Nicole (Jim) Crowder and one great-grandchild, Karah Mason.
Cheatham County Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.

Grady Lee Faught
Grady Lee Faught, 63, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center, in Ashland City.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cheatham County Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Lackey officiating. Burial followed in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by wife, Betty Lou Batts Faught; a son, Charlie Faught, daughters, Donna, Doris, Dee Dee; brothers, James Faught of Lawrenceburg, Claude Faught of Loretto; sister, Mrytle Hogan of Loretta; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Cheatham County Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.

Richard Nathaniel Justice Root
Richard Nathaniel Justice Root, born Jan. 16, 2003, at 1:40 p.m. deceased Jan. 16, 2003, at 1:40 p.m.
He is survived by parents: Danny and Tina (Justice) Root of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; brothers, Drew Justice, Chase Justice, Bobby Root; grandparents, Keith and Brenda Justice, Ashland City, and Cliff and Kathy Schmidt of Washburn, Wisc. 
Graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Neptune-Smith Cemetery, Neptune Road, Ashland City.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.

Dova Allene Yates
Dova Allene Yates, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at her home in Ashland City.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Vickers of Ashland City, Dova Louise Surgeon of Mantecia, Calif.; brothers, Jackie Roach of Clare Moore, Okla., Wallace Roach of Clare Moore, Okla., Terry Roach of Prior, Okla., Gerald Roach of Prior, Okla.; step-sister Shirley Musgraves of Clare Moore, Okla.
Visitation was held at Boyd Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Spencer. Friends served as pallbearers.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted in the arrangements.

Irma Vyskocil
Irma Vyskocil, 86, died Jan. 7, 2003, in Jackson, Mich. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Joelton.
Services were held from Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at 1 p.m. Officiating were Pastor Stephen Veatch of Sycamore Baptist Church. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson, Mich.
She was proceded in death by mother and father, John David Jarrell and Myra Rose M. Jarrell.
She was survived by husband, Bob Vyskocil; son, Ray Simpson of Florida; daughter, Joyce S. Steele of Jackson, Mich., daughter, Barbara S. Beard of Mount Juliet, sister, Judy Mianaeki of Mukilteo, Wash; daughter, Maldine Miller of Chapmansboro, son, Robert (Bobby) Simpson of Jackson, Mich., 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Margaret J. Rose, Akron, Ohio, Virginia Jarrell Bobbitt, Ashland City, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Timothy Williams (nephew), Ashland City, Garry Moss, Mich. (great-grandson), Evert Steele of Mich. (son-in-law) Tim Pacyna of Mich. (son-in-law), Charles Moss (son-in-law).
Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Geneva Batts
Geneva Batts, 77, of Chapmansboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. She was a homemaker as well as schoolteacher and was a proofreader for the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Cheatham County Funeral Home in Ashland City, with Reverend George Clark officiating. Burial followed in Mallory's Cemetery in the Thomasville Community. Friends served as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the McKendree Village Foundation for South Building.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Batts; and a son, Murray Batts.
She is survived by daughters, Nancy Neal of Hermitage and Cornelia Thornton of Chapmansboro; granddaughter, Tiffany Thornton of Chapmansboro; a sister, Josephine Teasley of Murfreesboro; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Mellinee Baker of Ashland City and several nieces and nephews.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robbie Leon Dozier
Robbie Leon "R. L." Dozier, 90, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at his home in White Bluff. A native of Cheatham County, he was the son of Grover and Ina Harper Dozier. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver and a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, with Brother David Peeler officiating. Interment followed in Williams Cemetery in White Bluff.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Reed Dozier and his parents, Grover Dozier and Ina Harper Dozier.
Survivors are: his daughter and son-in-law, Shelby Jean and Tommy Bell of White Bluff; two brothers, James Ray Reed of Joelton, Wayne Reed of White Bluff; one sister, Ola Robertson of Nashville; granddaughter, Sharon and her husband, Michael Welch of White Bluff; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon, Amy and Emily Welch. 
Service was under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson.

Leon Douglas Lovell
Leon Douglas Lovell, 59, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003. He lived in Grayslake, Ill., and was previously from Charlotte.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jacksons Chapel Cemetery in Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Drabant Lovell, five children: Julie, Monica, Tiffany, Dawn and Pam; three brothers, Clint, Victor and Dale; five sisters, Sally, Polly, Cathy, Kay and Vivian; and seven grandchildren
Boyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Wayne Nicholson
Billy Wayne Nicholson, 61, died Jan. 27, 2003, at his home. He was born April 24, 1941, the son of the late Bob Taylor and Willie Mai Nicholson. He was a farmer and a member of Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Riggs and Rev. John Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow in Good Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Moore, Robert Nicholson, Freddie Burcham, George Hardy, Allan Nicholson, Shannon Pendergraft, Jimmy Harris and Claude "Butch" Taylor. The family received guests Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield and will receive guests on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 
He was preceded in death by son, Barry Wayne Nicholson; brothers, Jerry Ray Nicholson and James Albert Nicholson; sisters, Sally Pearl Hardy and Shirley Ann Perry.
He is survived by wife, Janice Rachel Nicholson; daughter, Tammy Jo Garza and husband Freddie Garza of Pleasant View; son, Timothy Wayne Nicholson and wife Beverly of Coopertown community; grandson, Zachariah Garza of Pleasant View; sisters, Alma Moore of Springfield, Alice Lawson of Pleasant View, Maydene Pendergraft of Nashville; brothers, Robert Nicholson, Jr., W.H. Nicholson, J.W. Nicholson, and Paul Nicholson, all of Pleasant View and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Woodlawn Funeral Home.

Alton Kenneth Tobitt Sr.
Alton Kenneth Tobitt, Sr., 74, Pleasant View, passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Davidson County, the son of Stanley Eugene and Vinnie Campbell Tobitt. He was retired from Genesco.
Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, with Bro. Steven Curtis officiating. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Burial was at Cheatham Memorial Gardens, Pleasant View. 
He is survived by wife, Marie "Dee Dee" Brooks Tobitt, Pleasant View; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Jeff Clark, Ashland City; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, was in charge of arrangements.

E. Ray Walker
E. Ray Walker, 82, died Jan. 27, 2003, at the NorthCrest Medical Center. He was born in Robertson County on Jan. 26, 1920.
Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Austin and Bell Funeral Home of Springfield with Bro. Larry B. Pinson officiating. Interment followed in the Wilson Cemetery in Pleasant View. Pallbearers were Gilford D. Walker, Kenneth D. Walker, Roy L. Walker, Keith Walker, Terry C. Walker, Bruce Walker, Bud Milliken and Jerry Carney. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to your favorite charity. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marion and Mattie Elizabeth Gower Walker; a brother, Dalton Walker; and a sister, Sue Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred Walker of Pleasant View; sons, Eddie Ray (Joyce) Walker of Pleasant View; John W. (Patty) Walker of Springfield; brothers, John Miller Walker of Cheatham County, Marvin G. Walker of Coopertown; four grandchildren, John Walker of Benton, Ky., Michael Walker of Springfield, Eric Walker of Fayetteville, Ark., Heather Walker Gupton of Pleasant View.
Austin and Bell Funeral Home in Springfield was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Sue Williamson
Mildred Sue Williamson, 84, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Hillcrest Care Center, Ashland City. She was a retired State employee working for the Department of Revenue, Motor Division.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home with Bro. Clite Goodpasture and Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Burial was in the Harpeth Hills Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was held on Thursday and Friday evening at the funeral home.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorenda (Paul) Mahaney of Ashland City; grandchildren: Paul (Janelle) Mahaney, David (Shannon) Mahaney, Cynthia (Henry) Odom, all of Ashland City; great-grandchildren, Daniel, Ryan, Kalie and Lilly Mae Mahaney. 
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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