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Rovenia Moerbe
Rovenia Moerbe, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. David Landrith officiating. Interment will be in Beech Cemetery.
The family will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen Broussard; her sister, Doris Graham; five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joseph McCrary
Joseph Wilber McCrary, 76, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Bishop James Niedergeses and Bro. Glenn Weekley officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn McCrary; children, Michael J. (Susanne) McCrary, Sharon N. (Anthony) Porrello, Patricia A. (Edward) Fletcher and Susan E. (Michael) Notarangelo; bonus children, Ed (Wanda) Martin, Pamela (David) Sims, Carala (Al) Merzke, Dawn (Greg) Garner; brother, Harvell (Patty) McCrary; sisters, Susan F. Seller and Louise Barlow; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six bonus grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1808 West End Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

James Sullivan
James M. Sullivan, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, with the Rev. Paul Hancock officiating. Interment will be at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Jean M. Sullivan; sons, Commander Terry Moulton and Troy Moulton; stepfather, Allen Bricker; brothers, John Sullivan and Russell Sullivan; sisters, Judy Harris and Margie Kirby; grandchildren, Macy and Matt Jackson, Ryan, Duston and Victoria Moulton; 12 nieces and nephews and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Robert ‘Bob’ Davenport Jr.
Robert “Bob” Davenport Jr., 69, died June 11, 2001, at JFK Hospital in Florida following open heart surgery.
He was born in Woodbury, Tenn., and later lived in Nashville for many years before moving to West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, U.S. Army and a long time employee of Rapallo South in West Palm Beach, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mae, father Bob, brother Roy and sister Loretta. He is survived by two sons, Michael and Jimmy; two daughters, Bobbie (Dennis) and Donna (Jeff); two granddaughters, Charity (Bovell) and Jennifer; one great-grandson, Matthew; several nieces and nephews, and one sister, Kathleen Robertson of Hendersonville.
A memorial service was held on June 15 at Del Lago Chapel in Florida for family and friends.
A military graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Veterans National Cemetery on Gallatin Road.

Roger Dorris
Roger Dale Dorris, 45, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Hendersonville Medical Center.
Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 22, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Clayton officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Dorris was born in Davidson County on Aut. 18, 1956, to Will Roger and Gloria Phipps Dorris of Madison. He was the manager of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery in Goodlettsville and a Baptist.
Besides his parents, his survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Atkinson Dorris; daughter, Stephanie Ann Dorris of Nashville; sons Aaron Michael (B.J.) Dorris of LaVergne, Matthew Justin St. Cyr and Hunter A. St. Cyr, both of Hendersonville; two brothers, Philip Wayne (Kitty) Dorris of Mt. Juliet and Jason Travis (Diana) Dorris of Greenbrier, and a grandson, Trevor Dale Dorris.
Austin and Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah E. Smith
Sarah E. Smith, 69, died Sept. 21, 2001.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Phillips-Robinson Co., funeral home in Hendersonville, with the Rev. Paul Baggett officiating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin B. Smith, son Hugh E. Smith, and sister, Louise Mabry.
Survivors include daughters, Davida A. Hollingsworth and Peggy J. Sweeney; sister, Anna D. Luton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

Jacob Snook
Jacob Vernon Snook, 10, of Hendersonville and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at his home from natural causes.
Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 24, in Waterloo, Iowa.
He was born in New Orleans, La., on Dec. 18, 1990.
He is survived by his father, Jeffrey Snook; grandmother Linda Snook Dilmon of Columbus, Ohio; grandfather, Bob Snook of Elkton, Tenn.; aunt, Dana Snook Long of Fayetteville, N.C.; uncles Bryan Snook of Hendersonville and Michael Snook of Greensboro, N.C.; an aunt and uncle and six cousins.

Linda Germany
Linda Pamela Germany, 55, of Hendersonville, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 24, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Chaplin Gary Ferrell, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Honoray pallbearers will be Herbert Goins and Roger Burchfield. Active pallbearers are B.J. Riley, Brandon Littrell, Tim Bailey, Scott Ryan, Bob Fohrd and Frank Gaddis.
Mrs. Germany was born in Natchez, Miss., the daughter of Christine and William Walker.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy B. Germany; son Mike (Mechele) Germany; daughter, Shanda Reid; brothers, James Walker and Jerry Walker; sisters, Nell Barnett, Shirley Merritt and Flora Cobb.

Lawrence Harshbarger Jr.
Lawrence Stephen Harshbarger Jr., 71, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001.
Memorial services were held Sunday, Sept. 23, at Hendersonville Chapel, where he was a member. His grandchilren served as honorary pallbearers. Interment was Monday, Sept. 24, at the Nashville National Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Harshbarger; sons Rod Cook, Paul Cook, Mark Harshbarger, Mike Harshbarger and Mitch Harsbarger; daughter Debbie Gerbers; sister, Mardell Goldsmith; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund, 2201 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

Donald Duty
Donald Duty of Hendersonville died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
As he requested, close friends and relatives gathered at the home of his sister, Pat Thacker, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for an informal gathering.
Survivors include brothers Jack D. (Pat) Duty of Chattanooga and Mike (Rita) Duty of Hendersonville; a sister, Pat (Wilburn) Thacker) of Hendersonville; an aunt and uncle, Jean and James Mason, and a special friend, Wayne Johnson.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice, “or do a good deed for someone less fortunate,” family said.

Brady Kenneth Warren
Brady Kenneth Warren, 71, of Nashville, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at his home.
Funeral services weres Thursday, Sept. 20, at McDonald Funeral Home in Centerville, Tenn., with Bill McDonald officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Centerville.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1930, in Lyles, Tenn., the son of James and Odessa Thornton Warren.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie Warren of Nashville; five sons, Leo Warren of Madison, Jeff Warren of Old Hickory, Barry Warren of Nashville, Timothy Warren of Nashville and Tony Warren of Goodlettsville; three daughters, Becky Warren of Nashville, Joy Corvin of Nashville and Shirley Shouse of Hendersonville; a brother, Talley Warren of Nashville; two sisters, Ruth Young of Madison and Jean Henderson of Lake Alfred, Fla.; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Franklin Porter Jr.
Franklin E. Porter Jr., 42, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Phillips-Robinson Co. Hendersonville chapel with Bro. A.B. Orit and Bro. Melvin Porter officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his father, Franklin E. Porter Sr.; mother, Judy Clegg; stepfather, Doug Clegg; sons, Taylor and Matthew Porter; sisters, Debbie Leftwich, Pamela Porter and Stephanie Porter.

Birtha Williford
Mrs. Birtha Taylor Williford, 77, of the Wartrace Community in Jackson County, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Celina.
Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesboro with Bro. O’Neal Huffines officiating. Burial was in the Draper Cemetery in Wartrace.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Looney and Betty Draper, both of Hendersonville; her husband, Junior Williford; daughters Patricia (Earl) Brazle of Wartrace and Kaye (Joe) Kendall of Columbia; three brothers, Chesley Taylor of White House, Lesley Taylor and Bill Taylor, both of Nashville, and two grandchildren, Eric Brazle and Jonathan Kendall.
Mrs. Williford was preceded in death by brothers Glyn Taylor and Grady Taylor and a sister, Ruby Taylor Cole.
She was born June 14, 1924, the daughter of the lateLeonard and Anna Davenport Taylor.
Mrs. Williford was a homemaker and retired factory employee.
Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jo Nelle Hart
Jo Nelle Hart 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001.
She retired after serving 30 years as financial secretary at the First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Ripski and the Rev. Ben Alexander officiating. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn East Mausoleum in Hendersonville.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Companion Society Sunday School Class, members of the XYZ Club, UMW Lydia Circle. Active pallbearers will be Jim Cobb, Victor Smallwood, Allen Cobb, Lee Smallwood, Logan Eakes and V.J. Smallwood.
She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Ennis, Ky., the daughter of Alonzo and Rosa Tinsley Annes.
Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her husband James Hart.
She was employed at the Tennessee Military District after World War II, then as secretary at Eastwood Christian Church before moving to First United Methodist in Hendersonville.
Survivors include: her daughters, Nancy Smallwood, Janie Cobb and Betsy Eakes, all of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Jim Cobb, Victor Smallwood, Allen Cobb, Lisa McPhaill, Lee Smallwood, Christy Kimbrough and Logan Eakes; eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Edith Belilies and Ruth Cartwright of Belton, Ky., and her twin sister, Estelle Eddings of Nashville.
Cole and Garret Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Arvin R. Hutcherson
Arvin R. Hutcherson, 80, a retired businessman, died of heart failure Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 in Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Highway in Louisville, Ky. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery near Elizabethtown, Ky.
Mr. Hutcherson, originally from Elizabethtown, Ky., owned and operated a successful shoe business in Louisville, Ky., and Gallatin. He owned the Gallatin Factory Outlet Shoe Store from 1970 through his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the Baptist church and in the Masonic lodge. Mr. Hutcherson was a polio survivor.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hutcherson; sons, Butch and Jim Hutcherson; a daughter, Jane Simpson; three stepchildren, Pat Masticola, Steve Smith and Charlene Ammons; a sister, Sallie Smith, 83; a brother, Logan Knight, 69; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity or to the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Bobby Anglea
Bobby G. Anglea, 62, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001.
Funeral services and burial were private.
Mr. Anglea was a realtor who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Carol McGriff Anglea of Hendersonville, and a son, Jason Anglea of Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Phillips-Robinson Co. in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Frank Morrison
Frank Daniel “Daddy Frank” Morrison, 79, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Long Hollow Baptist Church with the Rev. David Landrith officiating. Burial will be Hill Crest Cemetery in White House.
Honorary pallbearers will be residents and staff of Park Place Retirement Center and members of Joe Brown Sunday School Class at Long Hollow Baptist Church.
Mr. Morrison, was born in Clarksville, Tenn., on Aug. 27, 1922, the son of Charles W. and Martha Elizabeth Jerels Morrison.
He was a retired salesman.
Survivors include a son, Danny (Sherri) Morrison of Goodlettsville; daughters, Francine (Ron) Daniels and Tammie Morrison Donegan, both of Hendersonville; a sister, Daisy Mae Lynn of Jackson, Mich.; his fiancee, Carla Martin; seven grandchildren, Todd and Dana Morrison, Matt and Dustin Daniels, Katelyn Donegan, Rachael Tucker and Jimmie Bonham, and three great-grandchildren, Ashley Morrison, Seth Maxwell and Madison Daniels.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Child Care Services Inc. 310 Raindrop Lane, Hendersonville, Tenn. 37075.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, was in charge of arrangements.

John Ramsay
John MacArthur Ramsay, 75 of Hendersonville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001.
Funeral Mass was Monday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church celebrated by Father William Bevington and Father Mark Hunt. Burial was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mr. Ramsay was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on Sept. 22, 1925, the son of Walter and L. Margaret MacArthur Ramsay.
He was a retired plant manager for True Temper.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Ramsay; son James Ramsay of Hendersonville; daughter, Mary VanBrink of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Jerrold Ramsay; sister, Jeane Ramsay, and two grandchildren, Jamie Ramsay and Lisa VanBrink.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home Hendersonville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Borawski
Raymond Robert Borawski, 63, died Friday Oct. 26, 2001, in Hendersonville after a two-year battle with cancer.
A funeral mass was held Monday, Oct. 29, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Hendersonville, with Father William Bevington officiating.
Mr. Borawski was born in Somerville, N.J. He loved to fish and was a Volunteer Rescue Squad member in Middlesex, N.J.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Joy Borawski of Hendersonville; two sons, Robert Borawski and Richard (Renee) Borawski of Hendersonville; daughters, Maureen (Gary) Guydos, Hillsborough, N.J., and Sharon Borawski of Hendersonville; his mother, Estelle Borawski, St. Petersburg, Fla.; brother Benjamin (Dorothy) Borawski, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Lucille (John) Reznik, Bridgewater, N.J.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Brian Guydos, Hillsborough, N.J.; Joshua, Corey and Cady Skibbee of Hendersonville; step-grandson, Cory McCreary of Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hendersonville Senior Citizen Center, P.O. Box 2414, Hendersonville, Tenn., 37077, or Alive Hospice of Nashville, P.O. Box 23588, Nashville, Tenn., 37202-3588.
Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

George Hackett
Services for George R. Hackett, 73, of Gallatin, were conducted Monday, Oct. 29, 2001 at First Baptist Church in Gallatin with Dr. Jim Fitch and the Rev. Jeff Lake officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park. Active pallbearers were grandsons; honorary pallbearers were employees of the the Sumner County Highway Department.
Mr. Hackett died Oct. 26, 2001. Retired, he served as Sumner County road superintendent for 12 years.
Mr. Hackett was the son of the late Charley and Willie Mai Baker Hackett.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Baber Hackett. He is survived by sons, Wayne Hackett of Benton, Ark., Charlie Hackett of Gallatin, Gary Hackett and Dennis Hackett, both of Hendersonville; daughters, Kathleen Crowder and Robbie Green, both of Hendersonville, Linda Coleman of White House; sisters, Joetta Dorris of Gallatin, Jewell Carr and Carlene McCloud, both of Hendersonville, Billie Faye Cothron and Jean Harper, both of Donelson; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Robert Dean Vincent
Robert Dean “Bob” Vincent, 64, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Oct. 29.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Tenn. Graveside services are today at Idlewild Cemetery.
Mr. Vincent was a retired heavy equipment operator and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Teena Smith Vincent of Hendersonville; two daughters, Lora Ann Vincent of Kennesaw, Ga., and Tiffany Denise Vincent of Hendersonville; five sons, Donald C. Vincent of Gallatin, Steve Vincent of Crossville, Randy Vincent of Goodlettsville, Robert D. Vincent Jr. and William D. Vincent, both of Hendersonville; his mother, Annie Ruth Vincent of Athens; two sisters, Mary Sue Mason of Madisonville, Tenn., and Anna Lee Cagle of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Donald, Steve Randy, Lora and Donna Scott of Red Bank, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren.

Patricia Ann Cothron
Services for Patricia Ann Cothron, 62, of Gallatin are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Frensley Jr. officiating. Burial is at Woodlawn East Cemetery in Hendersonville.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday (today).
Mrs. Cothron died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001 after a long battle with cancer. She was preceded in by her parents, Early Akin Troupe and Zela Louise Trevathan Troupe.
She is survived by one son, Doris Dean Cothron of Gallatin; two daughters, Sarah Louise Smith of Gallatin and Sherry Annette Marker of Ohio; two sisters, Betty Kinnard of Castalian Springs and Sherry Earline Glasgow of Hendersonville; and seven grandchildren.

Haynie Bastian
A funeral mass for Col. Haynie Sherwood Bastian, age 84, of the Shackle Island community, was conducted Monday, Oct. 22, 2001 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Hendersonville, with Father Mark Hunt officiating. Interment was in Gallatin City Cemetery and Col. Bastian’s sons served as pallbearers.
Col. Bastian was a native and long-time resident of Sumner County and a retired U. S. Air Force officer and a combat fighter pilot with 44 combat missions in WW II. He was a farmer and active in the agricultural and livestock communities in Sumner County and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.
Col. Bastian was an active farmer, hunter, sportsman and avid reader. Surpassing his hobbies was his steadfast devotion to his wife and family as well as his love for and deep attachment to his farm. He left many friends and will be missed.
He was married for almost 58 years and is survived by his wife, Lucy-Allen Doyle Bastian; sons, David Allen Bastian and Mark Haynie Bastian of Alaska, John Stafford Bastian, Clinton Adam Bastian, Matthew Quinten Bastian and Patrick Bichet Bastian of Tennessee; daughters, Mary Virgina “Ginny” Bastian, Sheelah Sherwood Bastian Parsons, and Sarah Van Horn Bastian, all of Tennessee; brothers, Nate Adam Bastian and Marvin Bastian of Tennessee; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by younger sister, Mary Louise Bastian, daughter, Margaret Troudsale Bastian and parents Nate and Mary “Mimi” Bastian.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Bond
Bessie G. Bond, 89, of Hendersonville died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. She is survived by sons, Austin and Nathan Bond; sister, Agnes McKee; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bond was a member of the South Port Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for 50 years.
The funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Park Place Retirement Community. Private entombment is today at Benjamin Franklin Mausoleum in Greenwood, Ind.
Phillips-Robinson Co., Hendersonville Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

James Mershman
James B. Mershman, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001 in Nashville after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic parish. His wife, Rita Strauer, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his brother, Paul Mershman; daughter, Pamela Zook; sons, James I., Alan (Jay), Noel (Skip), and Rodney; 11 grandchildren, Kristie Wooddell, Kyle Zook, Hanna, Nora, Rodney, and Donald (D.J.) Taylor; Myles, Brienaa, DeNay and Joshua Mershman; one great-grandson, Alisdair Wooddell; and beloved Martha Benet.
He served for four years in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from the Detroit Arsenal in 1978. He was a 4th degree knight in the Knights of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post 351, VFW Post 9851 and NARFE.
A Mass of the Resurrection was scheduled for St. Matthias Catholic Church, Sterling Heights, Mich., with interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Mich.
The family requests that any memorial donations be made to Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203.

William Simmons III
William Brown Simmons III, 50, of Hendersonville died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001. As he requested, his remains were cremated and no service was scheduled.
Mr. Simmons was born Nov. 29, 1950 in Macon, Ga., the son of the late Emily Andrews and William Brown Simmons. Formerly of Port St. Joe, Fla., he had been an economics and statistics professor at the University of West Florida.
He is survived by his brother Jim (Jacque) Simmons; and nieces, Jamie and Jessica Simmons.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Brian Riewald
Brian David Riewald, 29, of Gainesville, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, of accident-related injuries.
Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with the Rev. Glenn Weekley officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mr. Riewald, born Feb. 27, 1972, in Wilmington, Del., was a graduate student at the University of Florida.
Survivors includ his parents, Paul and Kathryn VerMerris Riewald of Gallatin; maternal grandmother, Esther VerMerris of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a brother, Scott Riewald of Colorado Springs, Colo.; uncle and aunt, David and Nancy VerMerris, Grand Rapids; and cousins, Mark and Sarah VerMerris, Kristin and Cory Clausing, Jon VerMerris, Lyssa and David Rau.

Joseph ‘J.B.’ Edwards Jr.
Joseph Boyd “J.B.” Edwards Jr., 82, died Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hendersonville Medical Center.
A family graveside service was held at the Dickson Union Cemetery in Dickson, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 14, with the Rev. Roy West officiating.
Mr. Boyd worked 40 years for South Central Bell and retired as a construction supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Idella Edwards; his first wife, Sara Duke Edwards; his second wife, Odell Walton Edwards; and his sister, Edna Jean Tice.
Survivors include his daughter, Patricia (Eddie) Cooke of Murfreesboro; his sister, Ludine (Kenneth) Groomes of Nashville; his sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Nix of Nashville; his brother-in-law, William Tice of Nashville; several nieces and nephews; and his devoted friend and caregiver, Etta Crunk of Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Lung Association.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home of Dickson.

Paul Lamberson
Paul D. Lamberson, 59, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with Bro. Donald Northcutt officiating.
Visitation with the family will be 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home.
Survivors include three children, Leslie, Jason and Lori Lamberson; sisters, Dianne Young and Barbara Buchanan, and brothers, Perry G. Lamberson and Billy F. Lamberson.

Branch Cron
Branch Donald “Kelly” Cron, 78 of Hendersonville died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. David Lambert officiating. Interment followed at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were friends and family. Honorary pallbearers were Cathy Vandette, Stephanie Coleman and Hope Reed.
Mr. Cron was a retired employee of Nashville Electric Service and a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Cron of Hendersonville; daughters Judith Cron on Fairview, Laurie Dunivan, Nancy Hopper, both of Missouri, and Judy Ashburn of Florida; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Middle Tennessee, Suite 219-B, 4004 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tenn., 37215.

Garner C. Flatt
Garner C. Flatt, 77 of Jackson County, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesboro with Bro. Hollis Chaffin and Bro. Ben S. Flatt officiating. Burial will be in Richmond Cemetery in the Flynn’s Lick Community of Jackson County.
Honorary pallbearers will be the retired employees of the Tennessee State Department of Transportation District 24.
Mr. Flatt was a retired employee of TDOT, a resident of the Forks of Creek Community, and an elder at the Forks of Creek Church of Christ.
He was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Jackson County, the son of the late Harvey and Lura Stout Flatt.
Mr. Flatt was preceded in death by his brother, Bernice Flatt.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Emma Ann Meadows Flatt; daughters, Peggy Ann (Ralph) Morgan of Hendersonville and Barbara Jean (Thomas) Weilbacher of Hendersonville; brothers, Winfred Flatt, James Flatt and Ernest Flatt, all of Gainesboro; sisters, Edna Brown of Cookeville, Maizell Hunter of Cookeville, and Bunie Stafford of Gainesboro, and a grandson, Jonathan Edward Morgan of Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Cemetery Fund by contacting Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro.

Rodney Asher
Rodney Martin Asher, 79, of Hendersonville died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001.
A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 8, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville.
Local survivors include his wife, Pearl Grover Asher; daughter, Cherrill Miracle; grandchildren, Troy (Mindy) Bowman, Brian (Teresa) Bowman, Heather (Brian) Fox, and great-grandchildren, Kayla, Will, Bryce, Brooke and Ainsley. Other survivors include daughter, Marlene Rhodes, and grandchildren Martin and Karen Rhodes, all of England. Mr. Asher also is survived by two sons, two daughters, one sister and several grandchildren, all of whom are from Texas.

Clyde Davis
Clyde Edward Davis, 93, of Gallatin died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Mr. Davis lived most of his life in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Rossville, Ga. He was born Sept. 27, 1908, the son of William Mitchell and Nora Wayland Davis.
Mr. Davis was retired from Beck and Gregg of Atlanta, and served on the U.S.S. Crowley during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Davis; sister Mattie Lee Davis, and a brother, Bill Davis.
Survivors include his children, Helen (Bud) Bullard and Brenda King; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Davis will be cremated and his remains will be interred in Chattanooga.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army.
Cole and Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Werner
Memorial services for Charles Franklin Werner, 82, of Cottontown, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Jesus Reigns Fellowship in Cottontown with Chet Murrell officiating.
Mr. Werner was born on Dec. 18, 1918, in DesMoines, Iowa, the son of Henry and Florence Dorris Werner.
He was a retired, self-employed musician.
Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Werner; sons, Charles M. Werner, Curtis Werner and James Werner; a daughter, Charlotte M. Streed; eight grandchildren, Debbie Johnson, Jerry Werner, Faith Gaskin, Jessie Beckett, Nate Streed, Jayneen Streed, Megan Streed and Johanna Streed, and six great-grandchildren, Chazity Werner, Eric Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Carley Gaskin, Anna Streed and Maria Streed.

James Puryear
James “Red” Puryear, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Saint Thomas Hospital.
Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8 at Phillips and Robinson Co. funeral home, with interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Puryear retired from the Ford Glass Plant in 1985.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Maude Puryear, and a brother, Dayton Puryear.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ann Avril Puryear; daughter Elaine Lancaster, and grandson, Cory Lancaster.

Lallie Herman
Lallie Doss Herman, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville, with the Rev. Hyeon Sik Hong and the Rev. Ben Alexander officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mark Herman.
Survivors include a daughter, June M. Duncan; a son, Ronald P. Moncrief; brother, Dr. Gordon Doss; grandchildren, Rebecca Shaw, Carol Duncan and Michael Moncrief, and a great-grandchild, Mary Elizabeth Shaw.

David E. Davis
David E. “Sonny” Davis, 67, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001.
Graveside servives were held Monday, Oct. 1 at Spring Hill Cemetery with Bro. Doug Varnado officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Davis; son Mark W. (Angie) Davis; grandchildren, Andrew, Lauren and Marielle Davis, and six brothers.
Phillips-Robinson Co. was in charge of arrangements.

Delbert Andrus
Delbert L. Andrus, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001.
Private entombment at Spring Hill Mausoleum was held Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Survivors include his wife, Ina Pauline Andrus; sons, Delbert (Jo Anne) Andrus Jr., Jesse Ray (Jo Ann) Andrus and Jimmy Carter Andrus; grandchildren, Lisa (William) Garay, Leslie (Ann) Andrus, Pauline Andrus, Nancy Andrus, Jimmy Andrus and Jessica Andrus, and a sister, Pearl Hansen.
Phillips-Robinson Co. was in charge of arrangements.

Louise Guthrie
Louise Brown Guthrie, 76, of Hendersonville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with the Rev. Randy Dunnavant officiating. Entombment will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Ms. Guthrie, who was born in Edmonton, Ky., on Sept. 11, 1925, was a waitress at Irene’s Frontier Kitchen.
Survivors include her sons, Jimmie, Donald and Johnny Guthrie; daughter, Peggy Footitt; brothers, Ted and Pete Brown; her former husband, Joseph Guthrie, and two grandchildren, Michael Guthrie and Katy Footitt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville, P.O. Box 23588, Nashville, Tenn. 37202.

Howard D. Craddock
Howard Douglas Craddock, 87, of Bowling Green, Ky., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001.
Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Home Lovers Lane Chapel in Bowling Green, with burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Craddock was a retired inspector at Holley Carburetor in Bowling Green, a member of First Baptist Church and was married for 60 years. He was born in Hart County, Ky., the son of Samuel J. Craddock and Surilda Puckett Craddock-Patterson.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Holland Craddock of Bowling Green; a son, James Edward Craddock of Hendersonville; daughter, Ann Craddock Ellis of Sacramento, Ky.; brothers, Louis Craddock of Bowling Green, Leslie Craddock of Franklin, Ky., and Robert Craddock of Glendale, Calif.; sister, Elizabeth Reinersten of Bowling Green; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Tribute to America, 1805 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, Ky., 42104, or American Diabetes Asociation, 721 West Main St. Suite 102, Louisville, Ky. 40202.

Roggie Ray
Roggie Clyde Ray, 86, of Gallatin, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Bro. Bernice Westbrook and Capt. Arby Nelson officiating.
Mr. Ray was born in Jackson County, Tenn., on Jan. 18, 1915, the son of Asbury and Bebe Shoemake Ray.
He had been an attorney in Tennessee for more than 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Sandell Ray; daughters Carlotta Ray of Jacksonville, Fla., and Diane Nelson of Nashville; a sister, Jean Gibbs of Old Hickory, and four grandchildren, Capt. Robert “Arby” Nelson of Hanau, Germany, Virginia Lucille Nelson of Nashville, Erica Diane Nelson of Nashville, and Emila Ray Nelson of Searcy, Ark.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sumner Regional Foundation, 406 Steam Plant Road, Gallatin, Tenn. 37066.

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