Miscellaneous Cheatham County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Robert Crawford
Robert Barrett Crawford, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at Alive Hospice Inc. in Nashville.
Services were held Sunday, Aug. 12 at Boyd Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Thigpen, Dr. Paul Harrison, Dr. L.C. Johnson and Dr. Robert Woodard officiating. Burial was in the Gibbs Cemetery in Ashland City.
He was active in the ministry for 65 years in Free Will Baptist Churches. He pastored churches in Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina and Florida. He was the First Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the National Association of Free Will Baptist. He served 20 years as an assistant in Public Relations for Free Will Baptist Bible College. 
He was a graduate of the University of Alabama. To further his ministerial studies, Crawford attended Vanderbilt School of Religion and Free Will Baptist College.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Crawford, son, Bob Crawford; daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Crawford Wills; grandsons, Robert A. Crawford, William J. Crawford, Barrett R. Crawford and their mother, Rita R. Crawford.
Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Cunningham
Lucille Cunningham, 77, of Whites Creek, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Cheatham County Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Cunningham Cemetery in Charlotte.
Friends served as pallbearers.
Born Sept. 17, 1923 in Dickson, she was the daughter of Beatrice Inis Perry and Neb Perry. She was a cabinet finisher at Davis Cabinet Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Giles Cunningham; mother, Inis Perry; father, Neb Perry; daughter, Barbara Humphrey.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Cunningham, of Whites Creek; Jimmy C. Cunningham, of Charlotte; three sisters, Mildred Epps, of Dickson; Corrine Hagewood, of Charlotte; Ruth Christy, of Old Hickory; two brothers, Oscar Perry, of Lafayette, Sterling Perry, of Dickson; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nettie Morrison
Nettie E. Chisenhall Morrison, 92, of Clarksville, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Gateway Medical Center.
Services were held at Kenwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Clay King and the Rev. Danny Eads officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Born in Montgomery County on Feb. 21, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Alsey Forrest Chisenhall and the late Kitty Moss Chisenhall. She was the wife of the late George W. (Bus) Morrison. 
She was a homemaker. She was the oldest member at Kenwood Baptist Church and also taught Sunday School for many years at the church.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Survivors include her sons, David (Eddie) Morrison, of Clarksville, Sonny Morrison, of Clarksville, Thomas (Tommy) Morrison, of Clarksville and Bobby Wayne Morrison, of Nashville; daughters, Margaret Manners, of Clarksville, Virginia Nell Eiland, of Clarksville and Dorothy Gibbs, of Chapmansboro; 22 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.
McReynolds-Nave & Larson was in charge of arrangements.

Gene Pemberton
Farris Eugene “Gene” Pemberton, 73, Ashland City, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Select Specialty-Nashville in Nashville.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton with Bro. Newton Baggett and Bro. Bob Say officiating. Burial was in Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View.
Honorary pallbearers were all minister friends and all doctors of Mr. Pemberton. Active pallbearers were Nathan Hudgens (grandson), Charles Martin, Elton Buttrey, Mark Pemberton (grandson), Randall Pemberton (grandson) and Dave Baggett.
He was preceded in death by son, Frank Pemberton. 
He was survived by wife, Sarah Sweeney Pemberton, Ashland City; daughters, Evelyn (Kennie) Clement, Natalie (Butch) Hudgens, Naomi (Charles) Simpkins, Betty Sue (John) Wright; sons, Leon (Jan) Pemberton, Doug “Bubba” (Linda) Demonbreun, Bart (Marilyn) Pemberton, Paul (Margie) Pemberton; brother, James Pemberton; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Neomia Oliver
Neomia L. Oliver, 90, of Ashland City, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001.
Services were held Saturday, Aug. 18 at Cheatham County Funeral Home with Bro. Cliett Goodpasture officiating. Burial was in Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View.
Pallbearers were Tim McFadden, Les Williams, Ron Walker, James T. Keith, Kyle Hedrick, Andy Adkins, Jay Carnathan and Craig Empson. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Oliver.
Survivors include a daughter, Faye Caldwell, of Ashland City; two sons, Douglas Oliver, of Chattanooga, Melvin Oliver, of Ashland City; sister, Rosa Batey, of Nashville; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Ashland City Lions Club Kids Sight Fund.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Boyte Sanders
Annie Boyte Sanders, 77, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at her home.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 13 at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial was in Lone Oak Cemetery.
A native of Cheatham County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Blanche Shivers Boyte. 
She was a homemaker and the widow of Kniowlen H. Sanders, who died in October. She was a member of the Baptist Church and regularly attended the Mooresville Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Tommy Boyte, Jessie Wayne Boyte, Chester Pikus, Mike Allen, Bobby Pace and Pat Harris. 
Survivors include her three sons, Jimmy Sanders, of Lewisburg, Phillip Sanders and Robbie Dale Sanders, both of Petersburg; two daughters, Judy Phifer and Sherry Mealer, both of Lewisburg; one brother, Gupton Boyte, of Ashland City; three sisters, Tot Evans, of Pleasant View, Hazel Pace, of Clarksville and Evelyn Allen, of Chapmansboro; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mrs. Sanders.
Obituary courtesy of Cheatham County Funeral Home.

James Vaden
James C. Vaden, 83, of Ashland City, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Centennial Medical Center in Ashland City.
Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Goff Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial was in the Welch Memorial Cemetery.
Born Aug. 5, 1918 to the late James Thomas and Della Rittenbury Vaden, he was a member of the Inglewood Baptist Church in Nashville. 
He was a railroad engineer with the Tennessee Central Grand Trunk & Western, the Georgia Railroad, L & N Railroad and Seaboard.
Honorary pallbearers were children of Vaden’s brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Ray and a granddaughter, Anne Michelle Ray; two sisters, Gertie Garrett and Maggie Bohannon; six brothers, Hathan, J.T., Howard, Paul, Athie and Dewey Vaden.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lourene England Vaden, of Ashland City; one daughter/son-in-law (Mary Kathryn and Ron Cundall, of Pegram; one son and daughter-in-law, James Robert and Nancy Vaden, of Ashland City; seven grandchildren, Jacqueline Joy Marie Keltner and husband, Clay, Lisa Lynn Hudgins and husband, Terry, James Daniel Vaden, Dustin Ryan Gray, Kristin Michelle Gray, Robert Ryan Cundall, Jeffery Aaron Cundall and wife, Ali; three great-grandchildren, Chad Austin Hudgins, Brittany Jean Cundall and Austin Ryan Cundall; one sister, Agnes Buttram, of Monterey; loving dog, Gabrielle.
Goff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Vaughn Balthrop
Vaughn Allen Balthrop, 41, of Pleasant View, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Aug. 24, at Boyd Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Boyd officiating. Interment was in Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View.
Pallbearers were Joe Varossa, Kirk Crotts, Keith Vincent, Charlie King, Richard Garrison, Tim Forrester, Shane Fulton, John Crawford. Honorary Pallbearers were Ken Walker, Tim Sanders, Creig McLaughlin.
Born Nov. 20, 1959, in Rapid City, S.D., he was a graduate of Cheatham County High School, attended Martin College and Austin Peay State University. He was employed by Federal Express Corporation in Nashville for over 17 years.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Raiford and Sadie Crumpler and Zealour and Ruth Balthrop.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Cobb Balthrop of Pleasant View; parents, John Martin and Betty Balthrop of Ashland City; sisters Sherry (Kenneth) Woelk, Ashland City, and Rhonda (Darrell) Bowery (niece Niki Mayo and nephew Wesley Mayo) of Pleasant View; brothers, John M. Balthrop Jr., Pleasant View, and Daryl (Carol) Balthrop, Pleasant View. 
He is also survived by his wife's loving family: step-sons Bobby (Lori) Smotherman and granddaughter Delaney Brook Smotherman and step-son Brent Smotherman; father and mother-in-law, Fred and Jesse Cobb, brother-and-sister-in-laws, Joe and Dana Cobb, Tommy and Patsy Cunningham, Jim and Lynn Cobb and Jack and Melissa Cobb.
Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jesse Lee Copley
Jesse Lee Copley, 74, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Horizon Medical Center in Dickson. 
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 27 at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson with Bro. Joe Baumgartel officiating. Interment followed in Dickson County Memorial Gardens.
Retired from Ford Glass Plant, he was the son of the late Ditzler and Robert Black Copley. He was a United States Army Veteran.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Lee Copley.
Survivors are four daughters, Kynda Gaskins and Tammy Spradlin, both of Dickson; Darlene Neblett and Angela Copley, both of White Bluff; six grandchildren, Kyle and Brad Garton and Kayla Myatt, all of Dickson; Penny Wilson of Lyles and Christy and Derek Neblett, all of White Bluff; five great-grandchildren, Harley and Haley Garton, Kevin, Todd and Ethan Wilson, a devoted friend, Sue Griffin of Lyles.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Morefield
Mildred Ann Morefield, 60, of Ashland City, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 24, at Cheatham County Funeral Home with Brother Leon Edwards officiating. Burial was in Cheatham Memorial Gardens in Pleasant View.
Born Nov. 16, 1940, in Nashville, she was the daughter of L.V. Vetto and Don Henry Day Sr. 
She had worked as a housekeeper for St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
Pallbearers were Kenny Woods, Bobby Lee, Jerry Kilgore, James Pelfrey, Duane Moon, Jimmy Seiber, Johnny Patterson and Jeremy Whitaker.
She was preceded in death by her father, Don Day Sr., and her mother, L.V. Vetto.
Survivors include her husband, Carter Morefield Jr. of Ashland City; one daughter, Judy Lynn Morefield of Ashland City; two sons, Jeffrey W. (Brenda) Morefield of Ashland City and Roy Dale (Tanya) Morefield of Ashland City; two sisters, Dot Smith of Ashland City and Elsie Lane of Nashville; three brothers, Clemons Day of Ashland City, Elton Day of Goodlettsville and Roger Day of Wilson County; four granddaughters, Ashley R. Morefield, Jennifer Morefield, Genny Morefield and Brittany Morefield; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Jenkins; and friends Frances and Roscoe Lane of Ashland City.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Murff
Jerry Murff, 62, of Nashville, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services were held Aug. 25, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home with Bro. Neil Dobson officiating. Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Ashland City.
He is survived by daughters, Jennifer Gail Murff of Gatlinburg and Lindy Murff of Ashland City; sisters Janice Struchen of Nashville, and Mary Grace Shilling of Columbia, S.C.; and grandchildren, Kali Maria Pitts, Emma Lawson Blackwelder and Thomas Mason Blackwelder.
Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tony Richardson Sr.
Anthony Craig "Tony" Richardson Sr., 46, of Ashland City, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services were held Aug. 24, 2001, at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, with David Zimmerman officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.
He was born Oct. 13, 1954, in Nashville, the son of Elner Newson and Clara Mae Flair Richardson Sr. He was a heavy equipment operator. 
He is survived by daughter, Kristy Richardson, Ashland City; son, Anthony Richardson Jr., Ashland City; sister, Victoria Millar, Ashland City; brother, Elner Richardson Jr., Joelton, and two grandchildren.
Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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