Services for Sherry VanMeter, 24, of Bradyville,
who died Sunday, Jan. 17 , at Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel
with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The Rev. Woodrow Medlock officiated.
She was the daughter of Nick and Shirley Nicholson
She is survived by her husband, Joe VanMeter; stepsisters
Sheri Bickford of Murfreesboro, Rhonda Ryan of Smyrna; and a stepbrother
Corey Nicholson of Smyrna.
A native of Rutherford County, she was a graduate
of Riverdale High School.
Frank E. Short
Services for Frank E. Short of Smyrna, were held
at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, from Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna with burial
in Mapleview Cemetery. Dr. Kenneth Hubbard officiated.
Mr. Short died on Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Southern
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of
the late John Houston and Mary Lewis Short. He was also preceded in death
by his wife, Margaret Mann Short, who died in 1991.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Short of Smyrna
and Mike Short of Mt. Juliet; three daughters, Janice Todd of Lascassas,
Beverly Hickerson of Brentwood, and Elaine Cawthon of Murfreesboro; a brother,
Bruce Short of Smyrna; three sisters, Lucille Purcell and Gladys Alsup,
both of Murfreesboro, and Elizabeth Harris of Columbia; 10 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Short was a member of the Powell's Chapel Baptist
Church and was retired from Avco.
Services for Martin Harding, 69, of Smyrna, who
died Friday, Jan. 15 , at Middle Tennessee Medical Center,
were held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at Silver Springs Baptist Church,
with burial Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at Silver Springs Baptist Church
Cemetery. Flora Blackman officiated.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael "Duck"
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Harding; by
sons Charles "Tweet" Prince of Pontiac, Mich., Tommy "Peter" Harding and
Clifton "Baby Bro" Lipscomb, both of Murfreesboro; by daughters Catherine
Elaine Harding and Afrika Harris, both of Murfreesboro; brothers, Auther
Avant, Robert Harding; a sister, Bobbie Woods; 19 grandchildren, and 10
Mr. Harding was retired from Worthington Construction
Services for Danny McCormick, 54, of Smotherman
Drive in La Vergne, who died Friday morning at home, are scheduled for
2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna, followed by burial in
Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of
the late W.D. and Thelma Venoy McCormick.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy McCormick; two
sons, Michael and Steve McCormick, both of La Vergne; four daughters, Sandra
Felts of La Vergne, Tammy Whitlock of Smyrna, Teresa Hudson of Smyrna,
and Jennifer McCormick of La Vergne; four sisters, Debbie Barlow and Connie
Spurling, both of Springfield, and Brenda Newman and Sherry Measles, both
of Smyrna; and nine grandchildren.
McCormick worked for Fluor Daniel at Nissan for
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Betty R. Jacobs
Services for Betty R. Jacobs, 45, of Central Valley
Road, who died Thursday, Jan. 14 , at Middle Tennessee Medical
Center, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with
burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Bill Swindell officiated.
She was the daughter of Edna Warrick Brewer of Murfreesboro
and the late Onzie Brewer.
She is survived by her husband Bobby Jacobs; daughters,
Crissy Porter and Casey Jacobs, both of Murfreesboro; brothers, Henry Brewer
of Murfreesboro, Curtis Brewer and James Brewer, both of Milton; sisters,
Darlene McCrary of Smyrna, Dorothy Thompson of Murfreesboro; and one grandchild.
A native of Rutherford County, she was a homemaker
and graduate of Smyrna High School. She was a member of the Church of Christ
and the Tennessee Brown Swiss Cattle Association.
James Willingham Jr.
Services for James Frank Willingham Jr., 68, of
Smyrna, who died Tuesday, Jan. 12 , at NHC HealthCare of Murfreesboro,
will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at First Baptist Church of Smyrna with
burial in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. The Rev. W.D. Thomason and
Kenneth Hubbard officiated.
He was the son of the late James Frank Willingham
Sr. and Ruby Truelove Willingham.
He is survived by his wife, Juanice Odom Willingham;
brothers, Lewis Willingham of Kingsport, Kenneth Willingham of Johnson
City, Charles Willingham of Elizabethton; and a sister, Barbara Hundley
of Johnson City.
A native of Johnson City, he was a retired pilot
of the U.S. Air Force from which he retired as a Major. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Smyrna.
Memorials may be sent to the Smyrna/La Vergne Unit
of the American Cancer Society.
Earl McKnight Hudson
Services for Earl McKnight "Buck" Hudson, 88, of
Lewisburg, who died Wednesday, Jan. 13 , at NHC HealthCare
Oakwood, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Partlow Funeral Home chapel
in Lebanon, with burial in Milton Cemetery.
He was the son of the late Giddeon and Luzinia Weathley
He is survived by sons, Joe Hudson of La Vergne,
Roy Hudson of Lebanon; daughters, Glenda Manning, Opal Porterfield, both
of Murfreesboro, Carol Barrett of Smithville, Polly Ross of Garland, Texas;
20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A native of Wilson County, he was a farmer and a
grocer. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.