Miscellaneous Marshall County, Tennessee Obituaries
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Mrs. Henrietta Gipson Cook
November 1, 1999
Mrs. Henrietta Gipson Cook, age 83, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, November 1, in Lewisburg after several weeks illness. Mrs. Cook was a native of Marshall County and was a retired cafeteria employee working for many years at Forrest School in Chapel Hill. She was a member of the Chapel Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Cook was a daughter of Henry Lee and Susan Terry McDowell Gipson and was the widow of the late John William Cook who died in 1962.
She is survived by three sons, Donald Cook of Madison; Johnny B. Cook of Chapel Hill; and Joe Max Cook of Chapel Hill; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Coble of Chapel Hill; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Visitation began at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 3. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. John Eatherly officiating. Burial will followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill. 

Luther Thomas Liggett
Funeral services for Tom Liggett, age 65, were held on October 30 in Cuthbert, Georgia. He was a native of Lewisburg and the son of the late James Shaw Liggett and Fannie Lee Boring Liggett.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie M. Liggett of Cuthbert, a son, Tommy Liggett, and two grandchildren all of Dallas, Texas.
Other survivors include one sister, Lois McDowell of Statesville, North Carolina, and one brother, John T. Liggett of Lewisburg. 

Lewis Omar Jones, Jr.
November 1, 1999
Lewis Omar Jones, Jr., age 34 of Cornersville, born May 16, 1965, died November 1, in Huntsville Hospital.
Mr. Jones was employed by Southern Carton and among his survivors are three children, James Jones of Shelbyville; William Ewing Jones of Lewisburg; and Constance Jones of Cornersville. Mr. Jones is also survived by his fiancé, Sharon Shanner of Cornersville.
Loudon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, Loudon, Tennessee, with burial in a family cemetery close to Loudon.

Myrel Holland
February 28, 2000
Myrel Holland, age 81, of Chapel Hill, died Monday, February 28, after an extended illness. He was a retired owner/operator for trucking. Mr. Holland was a member of Promise United Methodist Church, and the son of the late Alford and Odra Lee Travis. He was preceded in death by a grandson Jeff Curtis.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel Holland of Chapel Hill; three daughters, Mrs. Wanda (Greg) Ector of Mt. Juliet, Mrs. Martha (Don) Etheridge and Mrs. Brenda (Doug) Buhler both of Nashville; one sister, Mrs. Glodena Stockman of Lewisburg, four grandchildren, Marla Lewis, Mike Buhler, Kimberly Pitts and Ginger Farris and five great grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 29, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, March 1, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Bob Snodgrass and Reverend Jan Harlow officiating. Burial followed in Blackwell-Cromer Cemetery in Marshall County. Friends served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Promise United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Joyce Spurlock
September 19, 2000 
Mrs. Joyce Cothran Spurlock, age 49, co-owner of Spurlock Trucking, long-time former employee of the Lewisburg Post Office and resident of Glencoe Road in Culleoka, died Tuesday, September 19, at Maury Regional Hospital.
The Maury County native was the daughter of the late Willie N. Cothran, Sr., and Gladys Roberts Cothran.
Survivors include her husband, Lanny Spurlock of Culleoka; one son, Alton Christopher Craig of Culleoka; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Sharp, Mrs. Helen Bell, and Ms. Velda Filson, all of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Betty Dyer and Mrs. Linda Rhodes, both of Columbia; four brothers, Jeff Cothran and Lewis Cothran, both of Mt. Pleaseant, Robert Cothran and Willie Cothran, Jr., both of Hampshire; two grandchildren, Austin Craig and Dillon Craig; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Jason Newton Craig in 1995; one sister, Mildred Kelley in 1991, and one brother, Neal Douglas Cothran in 1989.
The family will visit with friends Thursday, September 21, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Dan Millington officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Culleoka.
Pallbearers will be Robert Wakefield, Tim Cannady, Robert Foster, Tim Rowland, Larry McCollum, Eugene Clark, and George Ledford.

James Ivie Taylor
October 10, 2000
James Ivie Taylor, age 78, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, died Tuesday morning in Windsor. He was a native of Marshall County, son of the late Grady and Addie Lunn Taylor, retired from Chrysler Corporation of Detroit, Michigan, and a member of the Catholic church. Mr. Taylor served in the United States Army in World War II in Central Europe receiving 2 Bronze Stars and Conduct Medals for his service.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Taylor; one daughter, Rosemary Nightengale; two sons, Bobby Taylor and John Taylor and five grandchildren, all of Windsor, Canada. In addition, he is survived by one sister, Louise Whitsett of Lewisburg; two brothers, W. O. "Bill" Taylor of Columbia and John Taylor of Wise, Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial will be conducted Friday in Windsor, Canada. 

Mrs. Nancy Eugenia McConnel Sims
October 8, 2000
Mrs. Nancy Eugenia McConnell Sims, age 87 of the Mooresville Community, died Sunday evening, October 8, in NHC-Oakwood. She was a native of Mooresville, daughter of the late Odel and Mary Stone McConnell, retired from Genesco, and a member of the Mooresville Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Helen Sims Davis of Mooresville, one granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home by Craig Green with burial in the Bryant Cemetery in Mooresville.
Pallbearers were Don Jeter, Gene Parsons, Wally Higdon, Doug Miller, Tommy Roberts, and Bart Watley. Bills-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mrs. Sims.

Irvin N. McDaniel
January 16, 2001
Irvin N. McDaniel, age 70, of Rockvale, died Tuesday, January 16, at his residence. Mr. McDaniel was a native of Rutherford County and a son of the late James Macie and Mary Bursar McDaniel. He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard with 10 years of service.
Survivors include two brothers, Henry McDaniel and George McDaniel, both of Eagleville.
Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Graveside services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, at the Jackson Ridge Cemetery in the Rockvale community of Rutherford County.

Mrs. Patricia June Larsen
January 14, 2001
Mrs. Patricia June Larsen, age 67, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, January 14, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia following an extended illness. Mrs. Larsen was the daughter of the late William and Daphne June Parker Marshall and a native of Greenville, Texas. She was a member of the Church Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Larsen of Lewisburg; two daughters, Susan Larsen and Linda Larsen, both of Lewisburg, and two sons, Mark Larsen of Franklin and Richard Larsen of Santa Ana, California.
Private memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 17. Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill in charge of arrangements. 

Geoffrey Peter Hall
March 7, 2001
Geoffrey Peter Hall, age 86 of Cornersville, died Wednesday at Maury Regional Hospital.
Mr. Hall was a native of London, England, son of the late Geoffrey Fowler and Nellie Kate Pidduck Hall and he was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Davis Hall of Cornersville, two sons, Giles Hall of England and Michael Hall of Nashville; two daughters, Joanna Hall of Ireland and Maria (Poppy) Hall of Decatur, Georgia and six grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 4:00 p.m. in Dabney Cemetery on Charlie Thomas Road on the Covertside Farm, near Cornersville.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home and the family has requested no flowers.
Cornersville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Neva A. Varnado
February 26, 2001
Mrs. Neva A. Varnado, age 86, passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2001 at Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community in Lynchburg, Virginia.
She was born December 31, 1914 in Marshall, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Charles Walter Millis and Emma Vada Kemp Millis.
In 1936 she married Harold Larrimore Warner of Toledo, Ohio. She was widowed in 1950 and remarried in 1963 to Wilmon Varnado of Rome, New York, who died in 1999.
She graduated from Martinsville High School in 1933. She had a long career as Administrative Assistant with both the Air Force at Griffiss Air Base in Rome, New York and the Army at Fort George Meade in Odenton, Maryland. During her career she received numerous commendations and awards. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star at Crystal Chapter in Waterville, New York for many years and was Matron for the 1960-61 term.
She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She and Wilmon were actively involved in many charitable and civic activities throughout their marriage in their community of Chapel Hill, Tennessee. She is survived by two sons, Harold Lauren Warner of Nashville and Vaughn Eugene Varnado of Marietta, Georgia; two daughters, Sharon Warner Treen of Appomattox, Virginia and Ann Marie Varnado Tucker of Owings, Maryland. She leaves a brother, Glenn D. Millis of Hutsonville, Illinois. She and Wilmon had nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. from the Owens-Paulot Funeral Service, Inc., 35 College Street, in Clinton. The Crystal Chapter OES conducted ritualistic services Friday at 1:30 p.m. Spring interment will be in Deansboro Cemetery.

Miss Ozella Barron
July 14, 2001
Miss Ozella Barron, age 99, of Lewisburg, died Saturday morning, July 14, at NHC-Lewisburg.
She was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Alice Gibson Barron, a homemaker, and a member of the Church Street Church of Christ, and the last of ten children.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were conducted on Sunday, July 15, at 3:00 p.m. by Bro. Charles Williamson in the Duncanville Cemetery under the direction of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with W. C. Barron II, Carl Alexander Barron, Eric William Barron, and Seth Porter Barron serving as pallbearers.
Bills-McGaugh and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Miss Barron.

Mrs. Georgia Lou Williams
July 16, 2001
Mrs. Georgia Lou Williams, age 92, of Lewisburg, died Monday evening in Marshall Medical Center.
Mrs. Williams was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Ollie and Dixie Sweeney McCollum. She was a retired nurse and member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by three sons, Dewmont Houston Williams, of Lewisburg, James Mitchell Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Howard Wayne Williams of Nashville; one daughter, Alice Nevonda Lankhorst of Freemont, Michigan; thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with burial in Beechwood Cemetery with Vinton Morgan officiating.
The family was at the funeral home for visitation on Wednesday, July 18, after 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 19, until the funeral hour.
Pallbearers were Bob Phillips, Bill Horner, Frank Cook, Britt Wiles, Blaine Williams and Waylon Williams.

Gerald Whaley
July 17, 2001
Gerald Whaley, age 61, of Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, July 17, in Murfreesboro. Mr. Whaley was a son of the late Edgar Charles and Hester Lucinda Martin Whaley. He was a graduate of Forrest High School where he was a member of the class of 1958. Mr. Whaley was a member and deacon of the World Wide Church of God in Murfreesboro.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nancy Smotherman Whaley of Chapel Hill; three sons, Gene Whaley and Greg Whaley of Chapel Hill, and Tony Whaley of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Jane Porterfield of Pleasant Shade, and Mrs. Jodean Wiser of Pulaski; three brothers, Travener "Bud" Whaley of Lewisburg, Gary "Monty" Whaley of College Grove and Darrel Whaley of Milton; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family began at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of funeral home with Pastor Richard Webber officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Cousins served as active pallbearers.
Friends and neighbors of the Chapel Hill Farming Community served as Honorary Pallbearers.
For those who wish, Memorial Donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-200, Nashville, Tennessee 37211

Mrs. Hilda Moore Gray
October 30, 2001
A memorial service for Mrs. Hilda Moore Gray, age 86. of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and formerly of Petersburg, will be held Friday, November 23, at two o'clock at the Old Orchard Cemetery with Rev. Bob Cooney officiating.
Mrs. Gray died Tuesday, October 30, in the Fraser Health Care Center in Hilton Head Island. She was a native of Marshall County and was a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucille Schofner Moore. She was a member of the St. Lukes Episcopal Church.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Gray of Cincinnati, Ohio and Thomas M. Gray of Durango, Colorado; one sister, Mrs. Adelaide Moss of Florence, South Carolina; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The McCauley Funeral Home in Petersburg is in charge of the local arrangements.

George Winton Smith
November 19, 2001
George Winton Smith, age 91, of Cornersville, died Monday, November 19, in NHC Merihil Health Care.
Mr. Smith was a native of Bland County, Virginia, retired farmer and member of the Church of God of Prophesy.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Sluder Smith of Cornersville; two sons, Harold E. Smith of Cornersville and Kenneth J. Smith of Bluefield, West Virginia; a sister, Florence Kimberland of Baston, Virginia; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 21, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial in Beechwood Cemetery with Bill Mathis officiating.
The family was at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, November 20, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for visitation.
Pallbearers were Richard Smith, Paul Howard, Beaux Dodson, Steve Wakham, Daryl Martin and Ira Martin.

Thomas Brown Jeter
June 4, 2002
Thomas Brown Jeter, age 81, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday morning, June 4, in Marshall Medical Center. Mr. Jeter was a native of Marshall County and son of the late Thomas Jesse and Rena Cross Jeter. He was retired from Heil-Quaker Corporation and member of Robertson Fork Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Maxie George Jeter, of Lewisburg; a son, Thomas J. Jeter; a daughter, Edna Joyce Johns, both of Lewisburg; a step-son, Vern Allen, of Ohio; a step-daughter, Barbara Henson, of Lebanon; a sister, Frances Hobby, of Lewisburg, nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. in Mars Hill Cemetery.
The family was at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, on Wednesday, June 5, after 5:00 p.m. for visitation.

Lester Lowe
June 5, 2002
Lester Lowe, age 84, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, June 5, of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Lowe was a native of Bedford County and was a son of the late Olin Clarence and Jessie Lou Crutchfield Lowe. He was the retired owner and operator of Lowes Grocery in the Deason Community and since 1980 was employed with Richard's Cafeteria in Shelbyville. Mr. Lowe was a member of Southside Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mrs. Evylin Eley Lowe, of Shelbyville; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Myra) Northcutt of the Flat Creek Community of Bedford County; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Morgan, of Shelbyville; one grandson; two step-grandchildren, four nieces and one nephew.
Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Manson Behel and Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Mount Cemetery in Bedford County.
Active pallbearers will be Glenn Winchester, Aaron Womble, John Boutwell, Jack Coop, Mickey Womble, Eddie Woodson, Josh Northcutt and Don Woodson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Smith, Paul Wilkins, Rex Northcutt and Caleb Smith.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruby Medlin
June 4, 2002
Mrs. Ruby Medlin, age 78, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday evening, June 4, in Murfreesboro, after an extended illness. Mrs. Medlin was a native of Bedford County, and retired after over 30 years of service in the restaurant business. She was a member of East End Baptist Church in Lexington, North Carolina. Mrs. Medlin was a daughter of the late James R. and Sally Bowlin Davis.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda Sweeney, of Murfreesboro, and Vanessa Lubarsky, of Lexington, North Carolina; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Baird of Murfreesboro, Mrs. Rebecca Evans and Mrs. Martha Barrow, both of Morgantown, Kentucky; two brothers, Charles Davis of Murfreesboro and Richard Davis, of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 6, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Georgia Bessie Coble
January 21, 2001
Mrs. Georgia Bessie Coble, age 92, of 107 Johnson Avenue, Centerville, died Sunday, January 21, in Williamson Medical Center. She was a native of Dallas, Texas, and the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Huldia Ann Morris Garner
She is survived by four daughters, Frances Harris and Virginia England of Centerville, Alice Holbert of Cornersville and Dorothy Tittsworth of Smithville; six grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, from McDonald Funeral Home with burial in Nickell Cemetery.
Visitation with the family was held on Monday, January 22, after 4:00 p.m.

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Palmer Stevens
January 21, 2001
Mrs. Rebecca Louise Palmer Stevens, age 88, of Lewisburg, died Sunday morning, January 21 in the Life Care Center of Columbia.
Mrs. Stevens was a native of Bedford County, daughter of the late James Robert & Martha Jane Dysart Palmer, a former teacher and homemaker, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg.
She is survived by one son, Harry M. Stevens III, of Tempe, Arizona; one sister, Frances Palmer Roberson of Lewisburg; and one brother James W. Palmer of LaVergne.
The family was at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for visitation, with graveside services conducted at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Claude McMillion at the Temple Cemetery, in the Farmington Community.
Those serving as pallbearers were Thomas Montgomery, Jimmy Roberson, John Palmer and Jay Palmer.
Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mrs. Stevens.

Mrs. Etelka Hopkins Cope
January 10, 2001
Mrs. Etelka Hopkins Cope, age 91, a retired grocery merchant, of the Stateline Community, died Wednesday, January 10, in Donalson Care Center. She was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Caldonia Towry Hopkins and a member of the Stateline Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Cope, who died in 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Hilda Stewart of Lewisburg, Corrienne Flack of Rutherfordton, North Carolina and Patricia Jones of Flintville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 13, at Gallant Funeral Home with her nephew, Wayne Hastings, officiating. Interment was in the Stateline Cemetery, beside her late husband.

Richard M. Ladd
January 21, 2001
Richard M. Ladd, age 71, of the Cross Keys Community in Williamson county died Sunday afternoon, January 21, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. Mr. Ladd was a native of Davidson County and a son of the late Henry Toby and Pauline Hartley Ladd. He was a farmer and veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Ladd was a member of the Bethesda Senior Citizens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Josie Pearle Crafton Ladd, who died in 1991.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Rowland of Eagleville and Mrs. Mary Ann Kincade of Chapel Hill; one brother, Bobby Glenn of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday, January 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill, with Don Burnette officiating. Burial will follow at the Cross Keys Cemetery in Williamson County.

Mrs. Carldeen Taylor
January 18, 2001
Mrs. Carldeen Taylor, age 59, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, January 18, in Nashville, following a brief illness. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Marshall County and a daughter of the late Buford Austin and Ruby Cummings Austin Whisnant. She was an employee of Cosmolab, Inc., in Lewisburg with 22 years of service and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Jeffery Lee Taylor of Lewisburg; three sisters, Mrs. Joyce Boyce of Unionville, Mrs. Janice Hopkins of Woodbury and Mrs. Vonda Cole of Lewisburg; two brothers, Charles Austin of Hartselle, Alabama and Steve Austin of Unionville, and three grandsons
Visitation began at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, from the chapel of the funeral home with Bobby Sampson officiating. Burial followed at the Round Hill Cemetery in Marshall County.

Mrs. Margaret Jean (Bertha) Whitaker
January 15, 2001
Mrs. Margaret Jean (Bertha) Whitaker, age 52, of Murfreesboro, died Monday, January 15, in Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a native of Marshall County, born in Lewisburg.
Survivors include five daughters, Mary Woods, Evelyn Whitaker, and Lucretia Whitaker, all of Murfreesboro, Tammy Harris of Nashville, and Lisa Adams of St. Petersburg, Florida; one sister, Sarah Burns of Lewisburg; three brothers, Ezell Burns and Robert Burns, both of Lewisburg and Tommy Burns of Sanford, Florida.
Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, January 21, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at H. Preston Scales & Sons Funeral Home in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, from the funeral home with Elder F. L. Rankins officiating and Elder Eugene Rankins giving the eulogy. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro.

J. C. Wright
January 20, 2001
J. C. Wright, age 78, died Saturday evening, January 20, in Marshall Medical Center. He was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late James Oliver and Georgia Mae Rhiner Wright, a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sisters, Ruth Ann Brooks of Petersburg and Nancy Terrell of Shelbyville; three brothers, Ezell Wright of Lewisburg, Malcolm Wright of Anes Station, and Joe L. Wright of Lewisburg, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday morning, January 23, at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home in Lewisburg with burial in the Short Cemetery at Spring Place with Eddie Garrett officiating.
The family was at the funeral home for visitation on Monday, January 22 after 4:00 p.m.

Mrs. Janice Alene Corbin
January 19, 2001
Mrs. Janice Alene Corbin, age 55, of Lewisburg, died Friday, January 19, in Maury Regional Hospital.
Mrs. Corbin was a native of Lincoln County, daughter of the late Charles Moyers and Mrs. Junie Owens Moyers of Fayetteville, who survives. She was a housewife and member of the Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Kelly Corbin of Lewisburg; two sons, Jeff Corbin of Belfast and Kelly Dwayne Corbin of Cornersville and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery with Stephen McCollum officiating.
The family was at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20 for visitation
Pallbearers were Jack Whitfield, Ray Cooksey, Bobby Pigg, William Wells, Randy Darnell and Carl Warren.

Fred William Gottschalk, Jr.
January 20, 2001
Fred William Gottschalk, Jr., age 44, of Lewisburg, died Saturday afternoon, January 20, in Lawrence County, as a result of injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident. He was a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and was a son of Mrs. Mary Seger Gottschalk Baker of Lewisburg, who survives, and of the late Fred William Gottschalk. Fred was a horse trainer, a member of the Berlin Volunteer Fire Department and of the First Assembly of God Church in Lewisburg. He was also co-owner of Gottschalks C.W. Cuts in Lewisburg with his wife, Mrs. Wendy Carla Woods Gottschalk, who also survives.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Sabrina Lynn Gottschalk of Cleveland; one son, Fred William Gottschalk of Lewisburg; two sisters, Susan Irwin of Montgomery, Michigan and Phyllis Gary of Coldwater, Michigan; one brother, Daniel Gottschalk of Lewisburg; one half-sister, Betty Hines of New Lothrop, Michigan; one step sister, Brenda Brendel of Reading, Michigan, two step brothers, Robert Baker and Kenneth Baker, both of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visitation with the family was held from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22, at Bills-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home in Lewisburg, and on Tuesday morning, January 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Lewisburg.
Funeral services were conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, at the First Assembly of God Church in Lewisburg with the Rev. Bill Taylor and Rev. Shawn Grant officiating. Interment followed in the Heaven Acres Cemetery at the Gottschalk family farm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fred Gottschalk Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O C.W. Cuts, 1300 South Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg, TN 37091.
Howell-Lawrence Funeral Home in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Holt
April 7, 2001
Bobby Holt, 58, a resident of the Holly Grove Road, died Saturday, April 7, at Maury Regional Hospital.
He was a native of Giles county and the son of the late Deward Allen and Annie Bell Ridner Holt. He was a retired self-employed electrician and plumber. He enjoyed farming and was an avid U.T. Vols fan.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Dottie Morrison Holt of Lewisburg; one son, Kenny Holt of Lewisburg; six sisters, Elizabeth Ragland of Sacramento, California, Betty Mosseman of Toledo, Ohio, Nora Braddock of Lamberville, Michigan; Maggie Hopwood, June Ring and Maxine Curtis, all of Lewisburg; four brothers, Dan Holt of Lewisburg, Harold Holt of Sebring, Florida; David Holt and John Holt of Toledo, Ohio; one grandson, Brandon Masson of Lewisburg; two granddaughters, Brittany Holt and Brook Holt, both of Lewisburg; father-in-law, R.L. Lancaster of Lewisburg; one step-daughter, Theresa Sheffield of Dallas, Texas and several nieces, nephews and friends including David Cook, Jimmy Whitsett, and Steve Darnell.
There will be no visitation or services, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home of Columbia is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. John Richard Allison
April 5, 2001
Rev. John Richard Allison, age 72, of Nashville, died Thursday evening, April 5. He was a native of Marshall County and the son of the late John R. and Mintie Ewing Allen Allison. Rev. Allison was a missionary to India from 1949 - 1966, served congregations in Nashville and surrounding counties, and was a chaplain at the Tennessee Women's Prison. He was instrumental in the development of Head's Up, United Methodist Urban Ministries, Homeplace Inc. and the Edgehill Community Garden.
Rev. Allison is survived by his wife, Margaret McGowin Allison; four daughters, Nan Allison, Susan Greer, Jessie Allison, and Sarah Lancaster; one sister, Nan Bates of Brazelton, Georgia; two brothers, Jim Allison of Ocilla, Georgia and Harvey Allison of Lewisburg; and 2 grandchildren.
Visitation with the family was held on Sunday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Belmont United Methodist Church on Acklen Avenue in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, April 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial followed at 4:30 p.m. at the Allen Cemetery in the Caney Springs Community of Marshall County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, Homeplace Inc., Community Care, or the Alzheimer's Association.

Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Orr Chunn
April 5, 2001
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Orr Chunn, age 74, died April 5, at her residence in Higden, Arkansas, after an extended illness. She was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Howard and Gladys Fagan Orr, a homemaker and a member of Higden Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joe W. Chunn of Higden, Arkansas; one son, Mike Chunn of Higden Arkansas; three daughters, Brenda Jo Howe of Tampa, Florida, Patsy Haislip of Rome, Georgia and Wanda Shearin of Manchester; four brothers, Robert Orr of Lewisburg, and Paul Orr, of Belfast, Pete Orr of Alexandria, Kentucky and Charles Orr of Starkville, Mississippi; two sisters, Anna Clark and Martha Short, both of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren, one step-grandchild and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Brown officiating with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.

Mrs. Celestine Hill Tidwell Walker
April 5, 2001
Mrs. Celestine Hill Tidwell Walker, age 78, died Thursday, April 5, at NHC Health Care Center in Lewisburg.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Walker; one daughter, Pauline Patricia Hightower; two sons, James Rubin Tidwell and Robert Keith Walker; one half brother, Charles Clay of Cleveland, Ohio; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The body laid in state on Sunday, April 8, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Mayberry Funeral Chapel in Lewisburg. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Allen Bethel A.M.E. Church in Lewisburg with burial in Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville.

Bobby Robinson
April 8, 2001
Bobby Robinson, age 40, of the Wheel community of Bedford County, died Sunday, April 8, in San Isidro, Texas. Bobby was a native of Manchester, and the son of Johnny and Sara Robinson, who survive. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Danielle and Christina Robinson, of Texas, two sons, Matthew David Robinson and Robert Aaron Robinson, both of Tullahoma and his parents, Johnny and Sara Robinson of the Wheel community of Bedford County.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 12, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at New Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Hwy. 64 West, Shelbyville, with Bro. Kenneth Neil officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Rutherford County.

Mrs. Frankie Harmon Johnson
April 8, 2001
Mrs. Frankie Harmon Johnson, age 67, died Sunday, April 8, at The Residence at Alive Hospice, Inc. in Nashville. Mrs. Johnson was born in Marshall County and was a resident of Spring Hill. She was a homemaker and for years she was a clerk at Redford's 5 & 10 in Lewisburg. She was a member of Old Lasea Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Johnson.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Alley and Anita Yancey, both of Spring Hill, one brother, Eugene Harmon of Chapel Hill; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home with Bobby Sampson and Wayne Hardison officiating. Burial followed in Hardison Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Harold Parks, Peter Hough, Eugene Johnson, Calvin Cheek, Eugene Alley, Morris Mathis, Peter Hardison, Doris Beard, Greg Conner and Harry Lunn.
Honorary pallbearers were Elders and Deacons of Old Lasea Church of Christ, Malcolm Alley, Jr., Dewayne Alley, Jimmy McNeely, Roy Burns, Larry Peach, Barbara Kelly, Belinda Latimer, Labetha Parks, Sandra Woody and Susie Fuller.
Visitation with the family was held on Monday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, American Cancer Society and Columbia Academy 

Robert Charles Gipson
April 9, 2001
Robert Charles Gipson, age 59, of Lewisburg, died Monday afternoon in Vanderbilt Hospital.
Mr. Gipson was a native of Marshall County, son of the late William Robert and Mildred Evelyn Cavender Gipson, former employee of Lewisburg Printing Company and member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Blasingim Gipson of Lewisburg; two daughters, Penny Smith of Chattanooga, and Tracy Haskins of Lewisburg; one sister, Polly Stegall of Farmington and three grandchildren Justin King, Joshua King and Jessica King, all of Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with burial in New Hope Cemetery with Don Hudson and James Watkins officiating
The family will be at the funeral home after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, for visitation.

Herman Spray
April 9, 2001
Herman Spray, age 76, of Chapel Hill, died Monday morning, April 9, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Spray was a native of Nashville and a son of the late Ernest and Essie Harrison Spray. He was a retired lab technician for Marquette Cement Company. Mr. Spray was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II. He attended the Church of Christ
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Binkley Spray of Chapel Hill and one daughter, Mrs. Maxine Mitchell of Chapel Hill.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at Swanson Cemetery with Stan Butt officiating.

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