Miscellaneous Sumner County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Dorothy McDonald
Services for Dorothy Mayberry McDonald, 77, of Gallatin were 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at Gallatin Church of Christ with Brother Julius Hovan officiating. Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers were Ed Mayberry, Bennie Mayberry, Andy Mayberry, David Schreiner, Ricky Hollins, and David Allen.
Mrs. McDonald died Sunday, June 9, 2002.
A native of Sumner County, Mrs. McDonald was born Jan. 15, 1925, the daughter of the late Robert Gooch Mayberry and Emma Frye Mayberry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cordell McDonald; step-mother, Edith Ring Mayberry; and brother, Ross Mayberry.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane DeBow McDonald (John) Griggs, formerly of Gallatin; grandchildren, Emily Griggs, Joseph Griggs and Elizabeth Griggs, brothers, Robert (Edna Earle) Mayberry, Ben (Lou Della) Mayberry; and sister-in-law, Patricia Mayberry, all of Gallatin.
Memorials may be made to the Gallatin Church of Christ Benevolent Fund of the Mayberry Mission Fund.
Arrangements were made by Newby Funeral Home. 

Richard McElroy
A memorial service for Richard G. McElroy, 59, was Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home.
Mr. McElroy died Sunday, June 9, 2002.
He is survived by his children, Richard G. McElroy Jr. of Columbia, Maureen Goodrich of Illinois, Christine Williams of Nashville; Stephen McElroy, Julia Beth McElroy and Jutlie Brady, all of Gallatin; brother, J. Henry McElroy and Elaine Greer of Louisiana.
Louise Oldham
Services for Louise (Sister) Oldham, 85 of Lebanon are 7 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2002 at J.C. Hellum Funeral Chapel with Elder Brewer Hall Jr. officiating. Burial is at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation precedes the funeral from 6-7 p.m.
Ms. Oldham died Monday, June 10, 2002 at her home.
She is survived by her sister, Lula Mai Ligon; grandson, Issac Lauderdale; devoted niece, Margaret Venson, all of Gallatin and a host of nieces, nephews, other cousins, relatives and friends.

Yvonne Crenshaw
Services for Yvonne Gilbert Crenshaw, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Gallatin, are noon Friday, June 14, 2002 at Key Stewart United Methodist Church. Burial is at Crestview Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family is from 11 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mrs. Crenshaw died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 in Detroit after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Vernon Gilbert and sister Charlotte Crawford.
She is survived by her husband, James Crenshaw of Detroit; mother-in-law, Pearlie Mae Bartlett of Gallatin; two daughters, Judy of Detroit and Rhonda of Gallatin; four sons, Derrick Gilbert of Gallatin, Quentin, James and Juan Crenshaw of Detroit; one brother, Harold Gilbert (Emma Jean) of Gallatin; one sister, Jo Anna Gilbert of Detroit; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Rutherford and Amita Perry of Gallatin; two aunts, Jannie West of Detroit, and Mary Katherine Walls of Newport News, Va., one uncle, Samuel West of Detroit; several grandchildren, one preceding her in death; two great-grandchildren; one cousin, Mattie Cooksey of Erin, and a host of friends.
Arrangements were made by Johnson and Coleman Funeral Services of Gallatin.

Haward Arrington
Services for Haward Jerry Arrington, 76, of Castalian Springs are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002 at Alexander Funeral Home with Mike McDonald and Brother David Gurchiek officiating. Burial is at Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family is 2-9 p.m. Friday, June 14. Active pallbearers are Cody Sanders, Kia Grissom, Kenny Berry, Bill Simms, Mark D. Brown, Mike Brown and Gerald Gregory. Honorary pallbearers are the elders and deacons of Old Union Church of Christ.
Mr. Arrington died Wednesday, June 12, 2002. He was a member of the Old Union Church of Christ and a veteran of the Army serving in World War II in the European Theater, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. After leaving the service in 1947 after three years, he was a sales representative for Singer Sewing Machines, worked at Dupont for four years; worked in construction; was a farmer and sold real estate for Carman Realty of 19 years. He was honored with a retirement party in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar E. and Leslie L. Snoddy Arrington; brothers Louis Howard and Garland Arrington; and sisters Louise Simms and Kathleen Newman.
Mr. Arrington is survived by his wife, Ruth Edean Arrington of Castalian Springs; son, Jerry Randall (Donna) Arrington, Castalian Springs; daughter, Pamela Deering of Gallatin; sister, Peggy (Wilson) McCartney of Lebanon; grandchildren, Michelle (Bryan) McCloskey of Northridge, Calif., and Kristen (Cody) Sanders of Castalian Springs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sumner Hospice or the Old Union Church of Christ Youth Group. 

Gwinavere Todd
Services for Gwinavere Hucks Todd, 63 of White House are 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the New Life Church of the Nazarene in White House with Jack C. Oden officiating. Burial is at White House Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers are James Roadman, Rick Gregory, Terry Mathis, Joe Palmer, Jeremy Sisk and Conrad Rogers.
Visitation with the family is 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Todd died Thursday, June 13, 2002. She was born in Conway, S.C.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Elree Todd, daughter, Harriett Todd; son, Dennis (Tracy) Todd, all of White House; mother, Earle Hucks; sister Linda (Burt) Jordon; brothers, Robert (Gladys) Hucks, Billy (Jan) Hucks, of Conway, S.C.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 302 Wilkinson Lane, White House, TN 37188.

Betty Jean Russell
Graveside services for Betty Jean Russell, 67, of Portland are 2 p.m., today, (Friday), June 21, 2002 at Maple Hill Cemetery with Brother Kenneth Gregory officiating. Visitation is after 10:30 today at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home.
She died Wednesday, June 19, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
A native of Sumner County, she was born Jan. 18, 1935, the daughter of Eli Russell and Lela Mae Turner Russell. She was disabled.
Survivors include a sister, Ruth Petty of Portland, a brother, James Russell of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.

Paul Edmond Whitham
Services for Paul Edmond Whitham, 59, of Cottontown are 11 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home with Tony Brown officiating. Burial is in Portland Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Whitham died Thursday, June 20, at his residence.
A native of Indiana, he was born Nov. 27, 1942, the son of Roy Whitham and Lois Baxter Whitham. He was retired from the White House Utility District. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hanna Whitham of Cottontown; a son, Paul Edmond Whitham, Jr. of Cottontown.

Della Burnett
Funeral services for Della Burnett, 92, of Gallatin were 2 p.m. Thursday at Newby Funerral Home. Services were conducted by Bro. Bob Duncan. The burial was in Sumner Memorial Gardens. 
Mrs. Burnett was born in Sumner County on July 8, 1909. She is the daughter of the late John Steele and Myrtle Crowder Steele. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Burnett and son Melvin Burnett.
She is survived by sons, Joe Burnett of Gallatin, Cordell Burnett of Lebanon and Eddie Burnett of Gallatin; daughters Martha Watkins of Hermitage, Inez Ellis of Goodlettsville, Mary Draffin of Paducah, Kentucky, Donna Burley of Bideford, Maine and Linda Stiles of Gallatin; brother Debbs Steel of Madison; sister Evelyn Hooper of Nashville; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; 22 great great-grandchildren.

Roger Dale Brown
Mr. Roger Dale Brown, 55, of Lebanon, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Alexander Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Moffatt officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 and 31, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Norene, Tenn.
Brothers and sisters will be honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vallie Burgett Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Brown of Lebanon; sons, Timmy Dale Brown of Hudson, Fla., Roger Lee (April) Brown of Portland and Charles (Manee) Moss of Gallatin; daughters, Tracy Lynn (Rick) Miles of Hudson, Fla., Donna (Jimmy) Graves of Oak Grove and Robin (Randy) Brinkley of Hendersonville; brothers, Billy Brown of Portland, Leslie (Marie) Brown of Castalian Springs and David (Becky) Brown, of Gallatin; sisters, Lucy (Larry) Elliot of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lillie (Bob) Mullins of Portland; nine grandchildren; mother-in-law Mildred Baker of Lebanon and father-in-law J.W. (Ann) Smith of Lebanon.
Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rosa Allen Brownlee
Mrs. Rosa Brownlee, 87, of Gallatin, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. Graveside service will be Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 2:30 p.m. from the mausoleum at Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation was Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Newby Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brownlee was born on Jan. 22, 1915 in Jackson County. She was the daughter of the late Henry Allen and Mary West Allen.
She is survived by her husband, John P. Brownlee of Gallatin; sons, James (Sarina) Brownlee of Gallatin and John (Linda) Brownlee of Gallatin; daughters, Jacque Hughes of Birmingham, Al., and Judy (John) White of Hartsville; sisters, Doris (Ewing) Ross of Gallatin, Georgia Colebrook of Springhill, Tenn., and Faye (Sidney) Carr of Greenbrier; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Gallatin Church of Christ Kids for Christ Fund.
Newby Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Edith Maude Cole
Mrs. Edith Cole, 73, of Portland, died Oct. 28, 2002 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Cook officiating. Interment will be at Sherron Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mrs. Cole was born in Coffee County on June 2, 1929 and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Yates and Effie Clubbs.
She is survived by daughters, Martha Jean Smith of Portland, Margaret Christine Kelly of Gallatin, Phyllis Gately of Portland, Mary Kathleen Collins of Portland, Lisa Louise Finley of White House and Rita Darlene Bell of Orlinda; son, Donald Wayne Cole of Portland; brother, Jim Yates of Portland; sisters, Juanita Crawford of Cross Plains and Margaret Roberts of Carthage; 15 grand children; eight great-grandchildren; and mother to many.
Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ora Mai Thompson Jenkins
Mrs. Ora Mai Jenkins, 91, of Westmoreland, died at Sumner Regional Medical Center on Oct. 28, 2002. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Russell and Bro. Jimmy Parker officiating. Burial will be in Bradley Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Mrs. Jenkins was born in Sumner County on June 7, 1911. She was a homemaker and a member of Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Thompson and Mattie Stinson; her husband, Wiseman Jenkins; a daughter, Erma Coker; and a step-son, Willie C. Jenkins.
Mrs. Jenkins is survived by sons, Richard (Juanita) Jenkins of Westmoreland, Junior (Barbara) Jenkins of Indiana and Larry Jenkins of California; daughters, Gladys (Ron) Scott of Indiana and Beulah Mae (Henry) Cook of Indiana; 25 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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