|Goldie M. Howell
Goldie M. Howell, died Friday, April 20, 2001. Funeral services were
held Monday, April 23, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Nashville,
with the Rev. Courtney Wilson and Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating.
Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.
Pallbearers were Mark Robertson, David Vandenbergh, Chuch Reed, Donnie
Ingram, Mike Ingram and Joe Ingram. Honorary pallbearers were James Scott,
Eddie Birdwell and the Howard High School Alumni Association.
Mrs. Howell was a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville
and the O.E.S. Hendersonville Chapter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Callie Dixson,
and a brother, Bobby Dixson.
Survivors include her husband, James E. Howell Sr. ; daughters Becky
(Mike) Hill and Cathy (Billy) Rippeto; son, James E. (Lane) Howell Jr.;
sisters, Helen Reed, Judy Esperson and Ferrella Hennegar; brother, Carl
Dixson; five grandcildren and two great-grandchildren.
Isabelle V. Colloca
Isabelle Virginia Colloca, 50, died April 26, 2001, in Venezuela.
Survivors include her parents, Jose R. Colloca Sr. and Mavis V. Colloca
of Hendersonville; brothers, Jose R. Colloca Jr. of Goodlettsville and
Jose A. Cabrera of Venezuela; sisters, Marcella M. Morena and Martha C.
D’Apuzzo of Venezuela, and a nephew, Jose R. “Joey” Colloca III.
Memorial services were conducted Sunday, April 29, at First Assembly
of God Church, 403 Walton Ferry Road in Hendersonville with Chaplain Gary
Memorial contributions can be made to the Nursery Fund of First Assembly.
Bond Memorial Chapel of Mt. Juliet was in charge of arrangements.
Victor Lee Roddy
Victor Lee Roddy, 87, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at his home in Hartsville,
Tenn., after a battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 1, at the Anthony Funeral
Home Chapel in Hartsville with Bro. Floyd Jackson and Bro. David Freeman
officiating. Special music and singing were provided by Robert Thurman
and Jack McCall.
Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery in Smith County.
Pallbearers were Rodney C. Cunningham, Chistopher C. Cunningham, Billy
Keith Cunningham, Paul Victor Roddy Jr., Jeremiah V.C. Roddy, Cole Cunningham,
Paul Wayne Way Jr. and Bob Pascasio.
Mr. Roddy began as a bus operator in 1942 for Continental Trailways
bus lines, a job he held for 37 years. During most of that time, his day’s
drive started and ended in his hometown of Hartsville, a situation he cherished,
said his family. He made stops in towns and cities in Kentucky and Tennessee,
and usually parked his bus at night in front of the log house he and his
wife owned on Andrews Avenue in Hartsville.
Mr. Roddy was a native of Jackson County, Tenn., and his family moved
to Trousdale County when he was young.
He was the son of the late Omer Harlow Roddy and Alva Very Spivey Roddy.
Mr. Roddy was a member of Hartsville First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son Paul Victor Roddy Sr.; granddaughter,
Cynthia Lou-Anne Trisdale; three sisters, Vallie Roddy Murley, Versie Roddy
Allen and Verda Roddy Garrett; two brothers, James and Julius Roddy; and
a daughter-in-law, Joan Carter Roddy.
Survivors include his wife of more than 65 years, Annie Novella Gammon
Roddy of Hartsville; a son Vernon Earl Roddy of Campbellsville, Ky.; two
daughters, Viola Lee Cunningham of Hendersonville, and Vickie Ann Pascasio
of Austin, Texas; a brother, Vollie Luther Roddy Sr.; a sister, Anna Elizabeth
Roddy Gregory of Flower Mound, Texas; a sister-in-law, Buena Marshall Gammon
of Chicago; nine grandchildren, Rodney D. Cunningham, Wanda G. Cunningham
Roark, Christopher C. Cunningham, Billy Keith Cunningham, all of Gallatin,
Paul Victor Roddy Jr. of Richmond, Va., Emily M. Roddy Magee of Orlando,
Fla., Julianna V.F. Roddy and Jeremiah V.C. Roddy, both of Campbellsville,
Ky., and Andrea Lee Trisdale of Austin, Texas; seven great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild.
Peggy Ruth Davis-Ketchum
Peggy Ruth Davis-Ketchum, 45, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, April
She is survived by her husband, Danny Ray Ketchum Sr. of Hendersonville;
daughter, Angela Davis, and son, Jeff Davis, both of Nashville; stepchildren,
Joseph Daniel and Danny Ketchum Jr., both of Nashville; sisters, Betty
Ann Stanley and Lisa R. (Tony) Dorsey, both of Springfield, and Judy C.
Anders (Ricky) Stephens of Nashville; and three grandchildren, Marty, Jennifer
Visitation is 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Phillips-Robinson
Co., 2707 Gallatin Road, Nashville. Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. Friday,
April 27 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Bro. Ray Carlson officiating. Family
and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Irene Rita Lammers, 83, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, April 24,
Services are 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic
Church, with Father William Bevington officiating. Burial will be at Calvary
Cemetery in Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Lammers, formerly business office manager for Audubon Hospital,
was born in Louisville on Jan. 13, 1918, the daughter of the late Mary
Frances LaVelle and Bernard Christian Seidt.
She is survived by her son, John Lammers of Hendersonville, and sister,
Bernadine McGill of Louisville.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson
St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn Ellis Culley
Mrs. Kathryn Ellis Culley, 84, died Monday, April 23, 2001.
She was a member of the American Bridge Contract League and a member
of First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, at Cole and Garrett Funeral
Home, Hendersonville, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.
Deron Griffis, Dr. Mike Ladd, Phil Weiner, Bob Wingfield and grandsons
will serve as active pallbearers.
Mrs. Culley was preceded in death by her first husband, C.G. Parsley.
Survivors include her husband, Ned Culley, a son, Tom Parsley of Blacklick,
Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Leslie B. Enoch II of Smithville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren
and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 172
W. Main St., Hendersonville, Tenn. 37075.
Bertha Holbert Elam
Bertha Holbert Elam, 94, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Lakeshore Heartland
Funeral services were at the Hendersonville Chapel of Phillips-Robinson
Co., with Bro. Larry Snow officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial
Mrs. Elam was a longtime member of the Hendersonville Church of Christ.
She lived in Davidson County from 1927 until she moved to Hendersonville
in 1962. She moved to Williamson County in 1995.
She was the daughter of the late Lucinda and James Holbert of Pulaski,
Mrs. Elam was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Elam and their
son, Emmett Elam.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine Holbert Dye of Brentwood; granddaughters,
Dana Elam of Centerville, Cindy Dye Mak, The Woodlands, Texas; grandson,
Tim Dye, Brentwood, and great-grandsons, Jonathan and David Mak, The Woodlands,
Lee Anthony Orsino
Lee Anthony Orsino, 41, of Hendersonville died Monday, May 28, 2001,
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Cole and Garrett
Funeral Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Bob Dailey officiating.
Mr. Orsino was a self-employed electronic and video technician.
He was born in Northgate, Calif., on April 21, 1960, and was preceded
in death by his father, Alex Orsino.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Orsino, twin daughters, Arianna and
Lillian Orsino; mother, Vivian Marie Idock Orsino; father-in-law and mother-in-law
Bob and Bea Schmidt; a brother, Mark Orsino, and a sister, Dena McCarthy.
Ray Tucker McLain
Ray Tucker McLain, 75, died Friday, May 25, 2001, of heart failure.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary McLain.
Survivors include five daughters, Cathy (Tony) Ashburn, Gloria (Donnie)
Nolen, Cherry (Howard) Mullins, Bobbie Goodnough, Traci McLain; three sons,
Mike McLain, Greg McLain and Tim (Donna) McLain; 15 grandchildren, and
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association,
1818 Patterson, Nashville, Tenn., 37203, or the the charity of your choice.
Eula Mai Dixon
Eula Mai Dixon, 80, died Saturday, May 26, 2001. She is survived by
her son, George Dixon; daughters, Barbara Askew and Susan McCuiston; brother,
John Innman; sister, Virginia Dobbs; sister-in-law, Marietta Osborn; and
Funeral services are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at Hendersonville
Church of Christ, 107 Rockland Road, with Bro. Mark Bryson officiating.
Interment is in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tenn.
Phillips-Robinson Co., Hendersonville chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Kate C. McKenzie
Kate C. McKenzie, 88, departed to be with the Lord Sunday, May 27,
2001. She is survived by her daughters, Rosa (Jody) Kuster, Vera (Bruce)
Klingaman, Nancy (Robert) Pye, Jean (Tom) Amos; sons, Paul, Albert (Kathy),
John and David McKenzie; 23 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Hendersonville
chapel of Phillips-Robinson Co., 257 W. Main St., with Pastor Phil Martin
officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment is
in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Dianne York, 47, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001. She is survived by her
mother, Nancy York; son, Jason York; sisters, Dawn Monk and Debra Hamilton;
and grandson, Austin York.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday, May 24 at Woodlawn East
Memorial Gardens with Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating. Phillips-Robinson
Co., Hendersonville chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Buford “Boots” Gregory
Buford A. “Boots” Gregory, 58, died Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Mr. Gregory was preceded in death by his wife, Libby Rose Gregory.
He is survived by his children, Flipp C.E. Gregory and his wife, Yvette,
and Sebrina Kelly and her husband, Dulin; grandchildren, Daniel Puckett,
Christian Hamilton Gregory and Carter Alexander Gregory; nieces, Faye Cox,
Karen Medley and Stacey Lawrence; and devoted friend, Dolly Leptic.
Masonic Rites were conducted Monday evening, May 21. Funeral services
were held Tuesday, May 22 at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Dr.
Glenn Weekley officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Hendersonville Masonic Lodge #359
F&AM and the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors. Active pallbearers
were Don Thagard, Danny Randalls, Scott Howard, Bob Williams, Brian Beatty,
Jim Parker, Jerry Kemp, Eddie Sanders, Allen McQuiston and Tim Lawrence.
Interment was at Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.
Cole & Garret Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.
Pervis West, 93, died Friday, May 18, 2001. He was preceded in death
by his daughter, Sue Kemp. He is survived by his granddaughters, Kaye Akin
and Debbie Neely; four great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted Monday, May 21 at Woodlawn East Cemetery
with Pastor Maury Norman officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Akin, Kenneth
Neely, Tony Neely, Rodney Appleby, Jim Manning and Gerald Mason.
Phillips-Robinson Co., Hendersonville chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dorothy Welch, 81, died Monday, May 21, 2001. She was born July
30, 1919 in Joliet, Ill., and moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1943 and
married Chester C. Welch, a career Air Force officer. Widowed in 1967,
she remained in Texas until 1988 when she relocated to Brandon, Fla., to
be with her son, William, his wife, Kaye, and three grandchildren. Mrs.
Welch moved to Hendersonville in 1998.
No services are planned in Hendersonville. Mrs. Welch will be laid
to rest beside her husband in Fort Sam Houston Military Cemetery, San Antonio.
Memorial donations can be made to Sumner County Hospice, 316 E. Main
St., Gallatin, Tenn., 37066.
Phillips-Robinson Co., Hendersonville, was in charge of local arrangements.
Jack D. Brown
Jack D. Brown, 67, died Sunday, May 13, 2001.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Forest
Lawn Cemetery with Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Visitation will be held
until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville.
Pallbearers will include family and friends.
Survivors include: a son, Craig Brown; daughters, Christy Hale and
Amanda Brown; brother, Charles Brown; sister, Frances Payne, and five grandchildren.
Phillips-Robinson is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Ann Seminter
Elizabeth Ann Seminter, 62, of Portland, died Saturday, May 12, 2001,
at her South Russell Street home.
Funeral services will be at Portland Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Thursday,
May 17, with Bro. Edgar Copeland officiating. Visitation will be at the
funeral chapel 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.
Burial will be in Sherron Cemetery in Portland.
Mrs. Seminter was born in Carthage, the daughter of the late Albert
and Flossie Jane Burris Givens. She was an employee of Flex Technology.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Seminter of Portland; sons, Tony
Love of Lubbock, Texas, Ken Durham of Oak Grove, Tenn., Tim Durham of Baytown,
Texas, Keith Peterson of Scottsville, Ky., and Chuck Peterson of Blackhawk,
Colo.; daughters Beverly Peterson of Baytown, Texas, and Teresa Peterson
of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, James H. Givens of Ashland City, and several
Martha A. May Power
Martha A. May Power of Hendersonville died Wednesday, May 9, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11, at the Cole and
Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with the Rev. Ben Alexander officiating.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Madison.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Gary) Duke; her son, Cary (Cindi)
Power; a brother, Leroy Minton, and grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Amanda
Miss Mary Ellen Hunt
Miss Mary Ellen Hunt, 84, of Hendersonville, died Monday, May 7, 2001.
She is survived by her niece, Judy (Darrell) Alford; and nephews, Mark
Hunt, Clint (Valerie) Hunt, James (Deanna) Hunt Jr. and John Hunt. Several
great-nieces and nephews also survive.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 (today) at Cole & Garrett
Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Allen Malone officiating. Family and
friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Jack Ray Austin
Jack Ray Austin, 66, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001,
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Cole and Garrett
Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating. Burial
will be in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville.
Mr. Austin was born in Nashville, the son of the late George and Cassie
He worked as a superintendent for J.T. Dugger and Son.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Austin; daughter, Marsha Pursley
of Hendersonville; brothers, Frank, Jimmy, Kerry, Wayne and Don Austin;
sisters Bobbie McCall and Dot Dobransky; a grandchild, Gina Pursley, and
one great-grandchild, Taylor Stamper.
Wayne O. Battle, 85, of LaGrange, Ga., died Saturday, June 2, 2001,
at the LaGrange Hospice.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at First
United Methodist Church in LaGrange.
Mr. Battle was born June 23, 1915, in Cleveland, Tenn., the son of
the late Gertie Clark Battle and Wayne Battle. He was reitred executive
director of federal housing of Franklin County and owner of the Battles
on the Square restaurant for 18 years in Benton, Ill.
Mr. Battle also was supply pastor for both the North Georgia Conference
and the Southern Illinois District for the United Methodist Church for
He was a Mason and Shriner, and a member of various civic clubs including
the LaGrange Lions and a former member of Rotary.
Mr. Battle served as president of the Illinois State Association of
Housing Authority Directors and former president of the Benton, Ill., Chamber
of Commerce. He was a charter member of the Athletic Booster Club at Benton
High School and president of the Benton School Board. Mr. Battle was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marjorie P. Battle of LaGrange;
four daughters, Judy (Ralph) Lindgren of LaPorte, Ind., Martha (Dennis)
Bowdoin of Fowlerville, Mich., Mary (Larry) Stone of Ingleside, Ill., and
Bobbie (David) Clark of Shelbyville, Ind.; two sons, John (Sherry) Battle
of Christopher, Ill., and Tom (Lura) Battle of Madison, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the LaGrange Hospice or the First
United Methodist Church of LaGrange.
Nellie B. Muhl
Nellie Berry Muhl, 90, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at her home at
Park Place Retirement Center in Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6, at McEwen Funeral
Home in Mint Hill, N.C.
Mrs. Muhl was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Muhl.
Survivors include, a son, Robert E. Muhl Jr. of Greensboro, N.C.; a
daughter, Ruth Hughes of Hendersonville; two brothers, Julian and Roy Berry
of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Sharon Edwards, Mike Hughes and Chris
Hughes of Hendersonville, Lynn Moore of Greensboro, N.C., Shelly Muhl of
Charlotte, N.C., and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Hillary Edwards.
The Phillips-Robinson Co. Hendersonville Chapel is in charge of local
Elvis A. McCoy
Elvis A. McCoy, 81, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in Hendersonville.
Services were Tuesday, June 5, at East Heights Baptist Church in Tupelo,
Miss., with the Rev. Terry Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Priceville
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Clark, Charlie Williamson, Terry Steele,
Nick Humber, Paul Funderberk, Mark Clayton, Terry Richardson and Jimmy
Swann. Honorary pallbearers were members of his former Sunday school classa
t East Heights Baptist Church.
Mr. McCoy was born July 8, 1919, to the late William Albert and Ollie
McCoy. He was a World War II veteran who served as a first lieutenant with
the field artillery as an air liaison officer.
He retired from the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of New Orleans,
moving to Tupelo in 1984 and later to Hendersonville in 1999.
A longtime member of East Heights Baptist Church, Mr. McCoy served
as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and substitute choir director. He was
active for many years in youth baseball and men’s softball programs with
the Tupelo Parks and Recreation Department.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille McCoy Bass and a brother,
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dariel Funderburk McCoy, five
sons, Elvis A. (Cheryl) McCoy Jr. of New Orleans, Dennis (Debbie) McCoy
of Knoxville, Randy (Janis) McCoy of Oak Ridge, Tim (Beverly) McCoy of
Macon, Ga., and Terry (Kelly) McCoy of Hendersonville; two brothers, J.W.
McCoy of Kansas City, Mo., and Raymond McCoy of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo was in charge of arrangements.
Lillie V. Harper, 86, died Monday, June 4, 2001. She was preceded in
death by her husband, William R. Harper; parents, Melvin and Edna Stewart;
sons, Melvin P., Samuel A. and Roger D. Harper; brothers, Fred, Carmen
and Samuel Stewart; and sister, Versie Howell.
She is survived by her sons, William R. Jr., Jessie R., Ronnie C.,
James S., David H., Ricky T. and Landon W. Harper; daughters, Mildred Pharris
Endicott and Joyce Eubank; brothers, James and Willie E. Stewart; sister,
Dorothy M. Vinson; 32 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, June 7, at Phillips-Robinson Co., 257
W. Main St., Hendersonville, with Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating. Interment
was at Hermitage Garden Cemetery.
Services for James Beeland Rogers, age 83, of Demopolis, Alabama, were
Tuesday, June 12, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Demopolis, followed by
internment at the Rogers Family Cemetery in Letohatchie, Ala.
Mr. Rogers, born Jan. 20, 1918, near Birmingham, Ala., succumbed to
cancer Saturday, June 9, 2001, at his home in Demopolis.
He is survived by Ernestine Brewer Rogers, his wife of 60 years; five
sons, Steve (Rosemary Bates) Rogers of Gallatin; James (Paige) Beeland
Rogers, Jr., of New York City; Richard (Johnna) Rogers of Zionsville, Ind.;
Mabry (Jeanne) Rogers of Birmingham, Ala.; and Broughton (Virginia) Rogers
of Linden, Ala.; grandchildren Ben and Taylor Bates-Rogers, Danise Rogers,
Tara Heath, Kate, Coleman and Gil Rogers, and Billy Rogers; and two great-grandchildren,
Zachary Brindley and Peyton Heath. He is also survived by numerous nieces,
nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Rogers, and sisters Ettie
Beeland Randall and Clara Prichett Rogers.
Mr. Rogers was an active, prominent citizen of Demopolis, serving as
chairman of the Board of Education from 1973-1976, chairman of the Bryan
Whitfield Memorial Hospital for 10 years, as a delegate to the 1984 Republican
National Convention, and an active member of the Demopolis Rotary Club.
He served in World War II as Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery.
He fought at the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 and received the Bronze Star
with Oak Leaf Cluster, while earning the rank of Captain. He was recalled
to active duty for a brief period during the Korean War, and he left inactive
duty as a Major in 1956.
He was an engineer and CPA and retired as manager of the Borden Chemical
Company in 1984 after over 30 years of service.
Before retirement he was Troop Master of Boy Scout Troop 41. He supported
scouting since attaining his Eagle status in 1932. He contributed to Trinity
Episcopal as a member, vestryman, teacher, and Friday morning cook from
the time he joined the parish in 1946.
After retirement, Jim devoted his considerable intellect and energy
to many projects. He was the chief contractor and repairman for the Bargain
Box, a local store reselling household donations and devoting its profits
to charitable causes. He was a backstage worker for the Canebrake Players,
building countless sets.
Mr. Rogers served on the Board for the local hospital, and he worked
for years for the March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon, persisting until he was its
Jim Roger’s family will remember and cherish his life, contributions,
intelligence, energy, and devotion.
Donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation or to Trinity Episcopal.
Nora Edna Cannon, 60, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, June 12, 2001.
Services are noon Friday, June 15 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville,
with Bro. Ben Cheek officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Burial is at Harpeth Hills Cemetery in Nashville.
Mrs. Cannon was born in Barbourville, Ky., on April 16, 1941, the daughter
of the late Dora Mae Evans and Jess Roscoe Blair. A dietitian at Hendersonville
Hospital, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Cox and Charles
Mrs. Cannon is survived by her sons, Frankie and Danny Cox; daughters,
Vicki Dowlen, Terri Stone, Tammy Barber and Linda Tahirkhel; brothers,
Fred, Jess and Harold Blair; sisters, Jean Gibbons, Beauna Tidwell, Elaine
Owens, Margaret Garner, Katherine Brock and Brenda Thornhill; 15 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Betty Jo Thompson
Betty Jo (Ferris) Thompson, died Thursday, June 14, 2001.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 16, at the Hendersonville Chapel
of Phillips-Robinson Co., with Bro. Tom Holland and Bro. Larry Snow officiating.
Interment was in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were R.J. Thompson, Tre Hall, Jeff Hall, Chris Hall, Ricky
Thompson and Danny Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ferris,
two brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, R. Ed Thompson, son Ralph
(Cynthia) Thompson; daughter, Cindy (David) Maxwell; grandchildren, RJ
and Nicki, and her sister, Mrs. Jerry (Marvin) Hall.
Phillips-Robinson Co., 257 W. Main St., was in charge of arrangements.
James Lee Guthrie
James Lee Guthrie, 60, Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army (retired), died in
his sleep Sunday, June 17, 2001, after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Cole
and Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville.
Mr. Guthrie was born in Marshall, Mo., on Oct. 18, 1940, and attended
He retired from the Army in 1978 after 20 years of service in the continental
United States, Hawaii, Germany, Okinawa and Vietnam. He served four tours
of duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnam
Cross of Gallantry (with palm). His other awards include Meritorius Service
Medal, Army Commendation Medal (second award), Good Conduct (six awards),
National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (4 campaigns), Vietnam
Campaign Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Yvette Guthrie of Hendersonville; his mother,
Margaret Knox of Marshall, Mo.; his son, Michael Guthrie, Ogden, Utah;
daughters, Marianna Reyes, Yelm, Wash., Deanne Farmer, Hendersonville,
and Jacqui Meadows, Hendersonville, and grandchildren, Keith Guthrie, Jesse,
Blossom and Olina Reyes, Josh and Keith Farmer, Paul and Alisha Meadows.
James Allen Berger
James Allen Berger of Hendersonville passed away quietly at home on
Saturday, June 23, 2001 after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer.
He was born in Mondovi, Wisc., on Aug. 17, 1940, one of nine children
of the late May and William Berger. He served 10-1/2 years in the Marine
Corps, including four tours of duty in Vietnam, and was awarded four Purple
Hearts while in the service of his country.
Mr. Berger graduated from the University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire in
1973 with double majors in biology and chemistry and double minors in math
and physics. He worked for 18 years with Giddings and Lewis in Janesville,
Wisc., before retiring and accepting a position at Wright Industries in
Nashville. He was the supervisor of engineering services from February
1996 until his death.
Mr. Berger was an avid hunter and fisherman, having been a member of
Grouse Unlimited and Trout Unlimited.
His wife, his children and his many friends will sadly miss him. Survivors
include his wife, Ann Agard Berger; son, Michael Berger and his wife, Andrea,
of Champlin, Minn.; daughter, Jennifer Berger of Albuquerque, N.M.; brothers,
William (Cathy) Berger of Corpus Christi, Texas, John (Sue) Berger of Brunswick,
Maine; sisters, Judith Davis of Logansville, Ga., Barbara (Tom) Jacques
of Prior Lake, Minn., Margaret Berger of Eau Claire, Wisc., Mary (Daryl)
Lorberter of New Auburn, Wisc., Linda Nyseth of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.,
and Dori (John) Wozniak of Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Visitation with the family is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 at
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville. The Memorial Mass
is at 11:30 a.m. Donations can be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson
St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203.
Phillips-Robinson, Co. is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Robert Harry Biggers, 85, died Sunday, June 24, 2001. He is survived
by his wife, Maxine Biggers; son, William Burton Duke; daughter-in-law,
Martha Duke; grandsons, Barry Scott Duke and William Todd Duke; and three
Funeral services were conducted at Phillips-Robinson, Co., Hendersonville,
Tuesday, June 26 with Dr. Leonard Markham officiating. Honorary pallbearers
were former employees of Family Bootery Co. Family and friends were active
pallbearers. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Ruby Ellen Anglin Fagan died Thursday, June 21, 2001. She was
born Aug. 20, 1929 and was preceded in death by her parents, Fred S. Anglin
and Martha Smith Anglin; six brothers and two children. She is survived
by her husband, Floyd E. Fagan; son, Michael S. Fagan; daughters, Martha
E. Fagan and Tammy M. (David) Jeffers; two grandchildren, Patrick and Madison;
brothers, Fred and Otis Anglin; and sisters, Callie T. Smith and Mary T.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 25 at Victory Assembly
of God Church in Hendersonville with the Rev. Darin Miller officiating.
Pallbearers were Roy Brawner, John Bannach, Jess Dillon, Donnie Howard,
Raymond Anderson and Marty Cina. Interment was at Woodlawn East.
Phillips-Robinson, Co., Hendersonville, was in charge of arrangements.
Valerie Ann Ledbetter, 65, loving wife of James B. Ledbetter of Hendersonville,
passed away at her home in Hendersonville on Saturday, June 23, 2001 after
a long battle with cancer. Preceded in death by her parents, Albert and
Doris Cooke of England, she was a devoted mother to three children, daughter
Karen (Tommy) Jarratt of Hendersonville, and sons Steven (Susan) Ledbetter
of San Marcos, Texas, and Mark Ledbetter of Hendersonville. The pride and
joy were her four grandchildren, Brandy and Bradley Ledbetter of Texas,
and Angela Pennington and Andrew Jarratt of Hendersonville. She also is
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Audrey (Mike) Bramblebee of High Wycombe,
England, and Mrs. Angela (John) Jeffries of Romford, England.
Mrs. Ledbetter was born and raised in Harrow Weald, England. She and
her husband, Jim, met in 1953 while he was stationed in England with the
Air Force. She traveled to the United States on the U.S.S. United States
in February 1956, married in August 1956, and became an American citizen
The Ledbetters resided in Hendersonville for the last 33 years. Mrs.
Ledbetter was one of the organizers of the Hendersonville Girls Softball
League and coached for many years. She was employed by Tennessee Kentucky
Sprinkler as a bookkeeper and, after retiring, filled he days with gardening,
friends, watching her grandchildren’s activities and playing softball.
She was a member of the Senior Women’s softball team and participated in
the U.S. Senior Games in Tucson, Aria., where the team won the championship.
Her love was like her garden, planted, nurtured and shared with all.
A Celebration of Life Service was conducted Tuesday, June 26 at Phillips-Robinson,
Co., Hendersonville, with the Rev. Patrick McGill officiating. Donations
can be made to the ALS Foundation (MDA/ALS Research, 3701 Executive Center
Drive, Suite 111, Austin, Texas, 78731) to support research to find a cure
for this disease that affects her son, Steve.
Ernest K. Waller Jr.
Mr. Ernest K. Waller Jr., 82, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001. He is
survived by his sons, John and Tom Waller; brother, Jerry Waller; sisters,
Dorothy Buckingham and Paula Williams; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 29 at Phillips-Robinson
Co., 257 W. Main St., Hendersonville, where funeral services will be conducted
at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 with Bro. Larry Snow officiating. Family and
friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be at Woodlawn East.
Sharon Breeding Howell, 57, of Hendersonville, died Thursday, July
19, 2001. She was born Nov. 14, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter
of Billy J. Breeding and Rosalene Burress Breeding. She was employed in
retail sales with Carlyle & Co.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Howell is survived by her husband,
James Hugh Howell; son, Bill Howell; daughter, Michelle Ellis; and four
grandchildren, Ricky and Amber Ellis, and Ryan and Kate Howell.
Visitation with the family is 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July
20 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville; and from 2 to
4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Parrott-Ramsey Funeral Home
in Campbellsville, Ky.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Parrott-Ramsey Funeral
Home with the Rev. John Coomer officiating. Family and friends will serve
as pallbearers. Interment is at Brookside Cemetery in Campbellsville.
Betty Bird, 70, died Saturday July 14, 2001. She is survived by two
daughters, Cynthia (Tim) Shaw of Greenbrier and Brenda (Jonathan) Hutchins
of Hendersonville; son, Chris (DeDe) Bird of Tullahoma; and grandchildren,
Tara, Whitney, Ryan, Michael, Jon, Michael and Matthew.
A memorial service was conducted Tuesday, July 17 at Phillips-Robinson
Co., Hendersonville Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Howard officiating.
Tommy “Buck” Conway Boone Sr., 70, of Hendersonville died Thursday,
July 12, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Betty Boone; son, Tommy Boone;
daughters, Stacey Edmondson and Linda Turner; brother, Howard Boone; sisters,
Christine Mir and Bonnie Sloan; grandson, Todd Turner; and great-grandson,
Mr. Boone was born in Hendersonville on Dec. 2, 1930, the son of the
late Sue Williams and Walter Boone. He was a long-time employee of the
Hendersonville Utility District.
Services were conducted Monday, July 16 at Cole & Garrett Funeral
Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Courtney Wilson officiating. Interment
was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers were Stanley Adams, Gary Kirkpatrick, David Brigance,
Bob Hendrixson, Ron Craighead, Randall Woodard, Walter Sloan and Jim Richardson.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Hendersonville Utility District.
Donna Jean Cochrane
Donna Jean Cochrane, 77, of Hendersonville died Friday, July 13, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Cochrane; sons, Robert D. (Pamela)
Cochrane of Ft. Worth, Texas., and Tim B. (Lisa) Cochrane of Hendersonville;
daughter, Jean M. (Gene) Bray of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister-in-law,
Norma Jean Hamilton of Dodge City, Kan.; seven grandchildren, David, Tammy,
James, Christopher, Jason, Nicholas and Brian; and two great-granddaughters,
Abigal and Hayley. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Eileen K. Cochrane,
and brother, Dean Hamilton.
Mrs. Cochrane was born Feb. 8, 1924 in Dodge City, Kan., the daughter
of the late Hazel Stewart and W.Z. Hamilton. She was a secretary with First
United Methodist Church.
Services were conducted Monday, July 16 at Hendersonville First United
Methodist Church with the Revs. Ben Alford and Ben Alexander officiating.
Friends and relatives served as pallbearers. Interment was in Woodlawn
East Memorial Park.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of
Lisa Pelletier, 37, died Wednesday, July 11, 2001. She is survived
by her daughter, Ashley Pelletier; sons, Joseph and Jacob Pelletier; father,
Joe Smith; and mother, Jannett Gatlin.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 14 by Bro. Charles Williams.
Interment was at Woodlawn East Memorial Park. Phillips-Robinson Co., Hendersonville
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Betty J. Bartlett, 69, of Hendersonville died Sunday, July 15, 2001.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bartlett; parents, Leonard
and Ethel Robinson; son, Leonard Anthony McCorkle; and grandson, Andrew
Jackson McCorkle IV.
Mrs. Bartlett is survived by her son, Andrew Jackson McCorkle of Hendersonville;
daughter, Pamela Loftis of Gallatin; brothers, James L. Robinson of Knoxville,
Robert L. Robinson of Crystal River, Fla., and Daniel W. Robinson of Augusta,
Ga.; and sisters, Nancy Robinson of Marrero, La., and Dianne Robinson of
Visitation with the family is Wednesday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and
6 to 8 p.m. at Phillips-Robinson, Co., 257 W. Main Street, Hendersonville.
A special invitation is extended for friends and employees of Tennessee
Christian Medical Center. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 19
at the funeral home with the Rev. Tommy Ferguson officiating. Interment
will be at Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mr. Rodney Adair died Monday, July 9, 2001. He is survived by his wife,
Rosie Adair; sons, Kent (Debra) Adair and Tim (Cyndi) Adair; brothers,
Joe (Ann) Adair Jr. and James (Phyliss) Adair; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Adair was a regional sales manager with the IKG Borden Industry.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 at the Hendersonville Chapel
of Phillips-Robinson, Co., 257 W. Main St., Hendersonville, with Sen. Joe
Haynes and Dr. Jim Ryan officiating. Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Pallbearers are Randy Allen, Marc Carter, Howard Carter, Charlie Harris,
George Lewis, Gene Piontek, Wayne Rader and Barry Hamilton. Interment is
at Woodlawn East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alive Hospice.
Services for Chasity Michelle Birdwell, 13, of Cottontown are 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House
with the Rev. Jimmie Vaughn officiating.
Miss Birdwell died July 8, 2001. She is survived by her father, Jerry
Birdwell, and stepmother, Lisa Birdwell, of Cottontown; brother, Bryson
Birdwell; and stepsister, Danielle Caswell.
Pallbearers are Larry Paul, Bobby Paul, James Paul, Mike Kerr, Jim
Bo Hall and Artie Hall. Interment is at Halltown Cemetery in Cottontown.
Services for Jason Kyle Birdwell, 15, of Cottontown, are 2 p.m. Wednesday,
July 11, 2001 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House with the
Rev. Jimmie Vaughn officiating. He died July 8, 2001.
He is survived by his father, Jerry Birdwell, and stepmother, Lisa
Birdwell, of Cottontown; brother, Bryson Birdwell; and stepsister, Danielle
Pallbearers are Christopher Hall, J.C. Hall, Paul Scruggs, Damion Birdwell,
Mike Birdwell and Frankie Birdwell. Interment is at Halltown Cemetery in
Judy Gayle Birdwell, 36, of Smithville, Tenn., died Sunday, July 8,
2001. Services are noon Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at Cole & Garrett
Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Bro. Jim Eaton officiating. Family
and friends will service as pallbearers. Interment is at Maple Grove Cemetery
in Lafayette, Tenn.
Mrs. Bridwell was born Nov. 12, 1964 in Sumner County, the daughter
of James W. Gulley and Martha Ann Wilson Gulley.
Preceded in death by her son, Jason Kyle Birdwell, and daughter, Chasity
Michelle Birdwell, she is survived by her sisters, Caroline Jane Ferrell
and Lisa Ann Tanksley.
Services for Mary Gagliano Monte, 96, of Hendersonville, were conducted
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Church in Endsley, Ala., with Al
German officiating. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Ala.
Self-employed in the grocery business, Mrs. Monte was born Aug. 18,
1904 in Birmingham, the daughter of the late Antonina Miranda and Sam Gagliano.
She died Saturday, July 7, 2001.
She is survived by sons, Joseph S. Monte and his wife, Catherine, and
Sam Joseph Monte and his wife, Cathy, of Orlando, Fla.; brother-in-law,
Nick Monte; sister, Josephine Rizzo of Birmingham; sister-in-law, Josephine
Gagliano; and four grandchildren, Karen, Tim and Christopher Monte and
Denise (Wayne) Hamm.
Services for Roy J. Copas, 59, of Hendersonville, were conducted Tuesday,
June 26, 2001, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with
Elder Edgar Copeland and Elder Ottis Jones officiating. Burial was at Woodlawn
East Memorial Park in Hendersonville. Friends of the family served as pallbearers.
Mr. Copas was born in Tompkinsille, Ky., on July 20, 1941, the son
of Lillie Copas and the late Robert F. Copas. He died Saturday, June 23,
An auto mechanic with Allinder Plumbing Co., he was a member of Grace
Missionary Baptist Church where he served as trustee and church treasurer.
Preceded in death by a son, Kevin Copas, in addition to his mother,
Mr. Copas is survived by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Ann Copas; son,
Mark (Donna) Copas; daughters, Regina (Mark) Horton and Tonya (Cary) Kemp;
brothers, Wayne and Tim Copas; sister, Wanda Adams; 10 grandchildren and
William L. Crosswell
A memorial service for William L. Crosswell, 81, of Hendersonville,
was conducted Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Hendersonville First Baptist Church
with the Rev. Richard Gaia officiating. Mr. Crosswell died Thursday, June
Preceded in death by his wife, Sue Crosswell, he is survived by a sister,
Mary Lemm of Washington, D.C.; and a nephew, George W. Lemm of Aldie, Va.
Mr. Crossewell’s remains will be conveyed to Bethlehem Methodist Church
Cemetery, Bishopville, S.C., for interment by his beloved wife, Sue, at
a later date.
Phillips-Robinson, Co., Hendersonville, was in charge of arrangments.
Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Joyce Hall Demidio, 62, of Nashville
and formerly of the Sykes community of Smith County, Tenn., were held Tuesday,
July 3, 2001, at Avant Funeral Home, Alexandria Tenn., with Bro. Sam Foreman
officiating. Interment was at Union Hill Cemetery in Skyke, Tenn.
Mrs. Demidio died Saturday night, June 30, 2001 at Nashville General
Hospital. She was a native of Smith County, Tenn., the daughter of the
late Alice Corrine Garrison and James Oscar Hall. She was a 1956 graduate
of Gordonsville High School.
Mrs. Demidio is survived by three children, Angela Demidio of Madison,
Christina Garrett of Americus, Ga., and Joseph Demidio Jr. of Ashland City;
the father of her children, Joseph Demidio; seven grandchildren; sister,
Jimmie Lee Jackson of Brush Creek, Tenn.; and three nephews, Ronnie, Danny
and Jeffery Jackson. A grandson preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dora R. Holt, 69, died Monday, July 2, 2001.
She is survived by her son, Tommy Holt; daughters, Jennifer Kuhn, Amy
Holt and Liz Smith; brothers, Raymond and Clifford Sunderland, Reading
England; sister, Beryl Brown, Reading, England; eight grandchildren and
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Phillips-Robinson,
Co., 257 W. Main St., Hendersonville, with the Rev. Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating.
Visitation with the family precedes the service from noon to 2 p.m.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be at Woodlawn