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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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, 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, 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
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,
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.