|Harold D. Pitt
Harold D. “Bill” Pitt, 98, of White House, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Austin and
Bell Funeral Home in White House, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 2-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Robert W. Pitt, Robert W. Pitt II, Bethel
Binkley, W.Y. Draper, Harold Thomas Sturdivant, Bobby R. Dorris and Johnny
Drake. Honorary pallbearers include Cleon Wilkinson, Billy Hobbs, Joe Shannon,
Walton D. Plummer, Alvin Escue, Billy Joe Erwin, J.C. Escue, Dr. John E.
Baites, Marjane Fowler, Julie Yates, Leanne Haun, Addie Gardiner and Doris
Mr. Pitt was a barber in White House for 70 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Dorris Pitt.
Survivors include his son, Billy D. Pitt; grandson, Robert W. Pitt;
granddaughter, Mindy (Ruben) Molina; great-grandsons Robert W. Pitt II
and Jordan Pitt; and a sister-in-law, Eva Rose Dorris.
Mrs. Hattie P. McBride, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 8, at Phillips-Robinson Co.,
funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Courtney Wilson officiating.
Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
Mrs. McBride was preceded in death by her husband, James McBride and
her parents, Minnie Ruth and James Parker.
Survivors include her sons, James Gray, Rodney Gray and George Michael
Riddle; daughters Belinda Galbraith and Deborah Schell; brother, O.H. Jones;
sister, Flo Nicholson; eight grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Evelyn E. Harris Wheeling died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 3, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral
home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Dr. Dwayne Tyus of St. Luke Cumberland
Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Wheeling was a member of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Wheeling, her
parents, Arthur and Edna Harris, and her sister, Dorothy King.
Survivors include her daughter, Sonia Worsham of Madison; sisters,
Frances Speight of Hendersonville and Donna Holmes of Pleasant View; two
grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Nancye Baird Hatcher of Nashville died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Phillips-Robinson
Co. funeral home at 2707 Gallatin Road, Nashville, with the Rev. Gerald
Alexander and Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Entombment will be in Woodlawn
East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers; honorary pallbearers will be H.H.
Hooper Jr. and the Pioneer Class of Goodlettsville Southern Methodist Church.
Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Goodlettsville Southern Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Brownie Fowlkes.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, retired Metro District Fire
Chief Roy S. Hatcher Sr.; sons, Shelton (Irene) Hatcher and James R. (Carolyn)
Hatcher, both of Hendersonville; daughters Elaine Stephens of Nashville
and Carolyn (Wesley) Hall of Franklin; a sister, Joan Coe of Nashville;
grandchildren, Rand (Alana) Thompson, Denise (Kelly) Sovine, Billy (Julie)
Still, Guy (Maggie) Still, Brad (Amanda) Still, Mandy (Danny) Haley, Brittany
(Jeff) Lowen, Rod Hatcher, Jeff (Miranda) Hatcher, John Hatcher and Justin
Stephens, and 13 great-grandchildren.
David Michael Bern, 20, of Hillsdale Drive in Hendersonville, died
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Lewis and Carey
Funeral Home in Boonton, N.J. A service in Hendersonville will be announced
He is survived by his mother, Donna Marie Chirco; his father, Richard
Douglas Bern; his sister, Regina Marie Bern, and his brother, Cory Richard
Bro. Bert M. Lane, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. He is survived
by his wife, Johanna Lane; brothers, Edward Hatlon Lane, William J. (Buddy)
Lane and Frank D. Lane; and sister-in-law, Elaine Miller.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Phillips-Robinson
Co., 257 W. Main St., Hendersonville, with Bro. Bobby Linville officiating.
Visitation with the family is 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the funeral
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in
Williams Cemetery in White Bluff, Tenn.
John “Jack” Wilburn Wood Jr., 76, of Hendersonville, former owner of
Creekwood Marina, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001.
The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Cole & Garrett Funeral
Home, Hendersonville, with the Rev. Robert Wooddy officiating. Burial will
be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Visitation is Friday from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Active pallbearers will be Don Wolfe, Hank Farris, David Fuqua, Brian
Farris, Robert Carter, Jay Galbreath and Richard Hargis. Honorary pallbearers
include members of the Hendersonville Noon Sertoma Club and Thomas Rivers
and Don Taylor.
Mr. Wood was born June 19, 1925, in Clarksville, Tenn., the son of
Genevieve Sexton Wood and John Wilburn Wood Sr.
He owned Creekwood Marina for more than 22 years. Mr. Wood was a lifetime
member of the Hendersonville Noon Sertoma Club.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Wood; daughters, Debbie Wood of Gilmer,
Texas, and Vicki (Al) Scheck of Miller Place, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth
Harsh of Hermitage, Tenn., and Frances Watts of Nashville; and a grandchild,
Ashley Scheck of Miller Place, N.Y.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Walter W. Ehmling, 85, of 114 Glen Leven Way in Hendersonville, died
Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his home.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Hendersonville
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Ripski officiating. Visitation
with the family will be at the church from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec.
Mr. Ehmling was born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 27, 1916. He retired
from DuPont after working for the company for more than 40 years as a engineer.
Mr. Ehmling was a World War II veteran and a member of Old Hickory
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth A. Ehmling.
Survivors include two sons, M. Allen Ehmling of Hendersonville and
Walter W. Ehmling Jr. of Chattanooga; a sister, Thelma Schupp of Baltimore;
four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 75
at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, Cumberland Valley Girl
Scouts Council in Nashville, Page-Campbell Heart Institute at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center or Hendersonville First United Methodist Church.
Coy Carley Cook, 83, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001,
at Hendersonville Medical Center.
Graveside services were held on Friday, Dec. 21, at Greenbrier Cemetery
with the Rev. Eldridge Dorris officiating.
Mr. Cook was born in Greenbrier on Jan. 30, 1918, the son of the James
E. and Mattie V. Mayes Cook. He was a retired electrical supervisor for
He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Timothy Cook, two grandsons,
his twin brother Roy Cook, three other brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Elizabeth Hullibarger
Cook of Hendersonville; two sons, Donald C. (Pat) Cook of Madisonville,
Tenn., and Robert Tony (Sandy) Cook of Bacliff, Texas; daughter-in-law,
Norma Cook; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Austin & Bell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Hasty Spaulding
Ruth Hasty Spaulding, 85, died Wednesday Dec. 19, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Central Baptist
Church in Hendersonville with Dr. Tim Rayburn and the Rev. Dwight Everett
officiating. Interment services will be at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Memorial
Gardens in Tullahoma with Dr. Hugh Floyd officiation.
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Central Baptist Church.
Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will be the active pallbearers.
Mrs. Spaulding was a retired teacher with the Bibb County, Ga., school
system and a member of Central Baptist Church in Hendersonville. She was
the organist at First Baptist Church of Manchester, Tenn., and at Shulington
Baptist Church in Macon, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ellis Waldo Edwards,
and her second husband, Sydney Burke Spaulding, grandsons James W. Edwards
Jr. and Jeffrey Scott Edwards, sister, Willa Wimberly and brother Charles
Survivors include her sons, Jim (Nancy) Edwards of Hendersonville and
Jack (Sue) Edwards of Brandon, Miss.; daughters, Paula (Hugh) Floyd of
Birmingham, Ala., and Rachel (Dick) Clinkenbeard of Hendersonville; grandchildren,
Janet Smith, Jill Bundy, Michael Edwards, Ryan and Stephen Floyd and Brent
Clinkenbeard; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Jake Smith; brother, Clyde
(Lorna) Hasty; sisters, Lucille Edge, Edrie Pope and Carrie Hasty.
Nena Lou Miles Bagwell
Nena Lou Miles Bagwell, 63, of Hendersonville died peacefully at home
on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, after a long illness.
A memorial service is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at First United Methodist
Church in Hendersonville with interment at Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Her nephews served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were
teachers from Hawkins Middle School and the First U.M.C. Companions Sunday
A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Murray
T. and Ernestine White Miles.
A graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School and Middle Tennessee
State University, Mrs. Bagwell served for a year as Assistant Extension
Agent in Madison County before marrying James Oliver Bagwell of Murfreesboro
They moved to Hendersonville, where she began a career as a Teacher
in the Sumner County School system. She retired in the Spring of 2000 from
Hawkins Middle School after 29 years of devoted service to her students.
Mrs. Bagwell was a faithful Member of Hendersonville First United Methodist
Church and was always involved in the music ministry not only with the
Chancel and Sanctuary choirs and the Steeple Players at the church, but
also with the Hendersonville Community Singers for many years.
She was a Member of the French Lick Chapter DAR. Her joys were singing,
traveling and being with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years; three sons, Thomas Ray
(Michelle) Bagwell of Brookfield, Wis., James Miles (Jennifer) Bagwell
of Nashville and Timothy Louis Bagwell of Decatur, Ga.; two grandchildren,
Ethan and Anna Marie Bagwell; two brothers, Murray (Mary Jane) Miles of
Culleoka and Kenneth (Janet) Miles of Spring Hill; two sisters, Ernestine
(Alvin R.) Hawkins of Old Hickory and Sara (J.E.) Martin of Nashville;
18 nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First U.M.C. Organ Fund.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of
Rubye M. Wilcox
Rubye M. Wilcox, 87, of Owensboro, Ky., died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001,
at Owensboro Mercy Hospital.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 17, at Imes-Miller Funeral Home
in Hazel, Ky., with the Rev. James Garland officiating. Burial followed
in Murray Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Wilcox was born July, 17, 1914, in Hazel, the daughter of the
late William Gilbert Blakely and Opal Keys Blakely. She was a member of
Hazel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Wilcox, her brother
Ralph Blakely, and her sister Frances Dailey.
Survivors include three sons, John (Kathy) Wilcox of Goodlettsville,
Gary (Stacey) Wilcox of Owensboro, and Gil (Teri) Wilcox of Glasgow, Ky.;
and four grandsons, David, Craig, Joel and Aaron Wilcox.
Arnold F. Griswold
Arnold F. Griswold, 78, of Roswell, Ga., formerly of Hendersonville,
died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 13, at Woodlawn East Memorial
Gardens in Hendersonville. A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 15,
at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Roswell.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Griswold of Roswell; two sons,
Michael (Alice) Griswold of Moscow, Idaho, and Jerry (Linda Silvey) Griswold
of Chattanooga; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and four
Memorial contributions may be made to Northminster Presbyterian Church,
2400 Old Alabama Road, Roswell, Ga., 30076.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of
Ida Lillian Hughes Sloan, 94, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, Dec.
11, 2001, at the National Healthcare facility in Hendersonville following
a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the
First Church of the Nazarene in Lake City, Fla., with Brad Kochis and Scott
Langford officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
in Lake City.
Mrs. Sloan was a native of Clarksville, Tenn., the daughter of the
late Thomas Edward and Annie Carrie Thompson Hughes. She lived most of
her life in Tennessee and briefly lived in Lake City, Fla.
She served most of her life as a dedicated pastor’s wife and homemaker
and will be remembered by family and friends as a loving wife and mother.
Mrs. Sloan was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Carmon G.
Sloan and a grandson, Donald Joseph Sloan II.
Survivors include five sons, Carmon G. (Sandy) Sloan of Sarasota, Fla.,
Paul E. (Carolyn) Sloan of Louisville, Ky., John W. (Nancy) Sloan of Sarasota,
Fla., James R. (Ruth) Sloan of Seneca, S.C., and Donald J. (Debra) Sloan
of Lake City; two daughters, Martha Ann Sloan (James) Pate of Nashville
and Rebecca Sue Sloan (Phillip Michael) Sexton of Ashland, Ky.; grandchildren,
Carmon III, Rebecca, Lisa, Jimmy, Joe, Jeff, Jane, Sherrie, Teressa, Paul,
Karen, Laura, Cindy, Kim, Billy, Bambi, Dean, Chad, Lynn, Keith, Michelle,
Melissa, Michael, Matthew, Drew, Dyanna and Dorrie; 38 great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene
Building Fund, 603 South Alachua St., Lake City, Fla., 32055, or to the
Hopeful Baptist Church Building Fund, Route 6, Box 1371, Lake City, Fla.
Guerry Funeral Home of Lake City is in charge of arrangements.
Services for Pamela Lee Pyland Craig, 48, of Gallatin were 2 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 13, 2001 at Anderson and Anderson Funeral Home in Gallatin with Brother
Mark Hagewood officiating. Internment was at Crestview Memorial Gardens
with pallbearers were Paul Harrell, Jeff Withers, Mitch Hesson, Casey Hesson,
Chuck Thurman, and Phil Sweet.
Mrs. Craig died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
A native of Sumner County, she was the daughter of Mary Florence Lee
Pyland of Gallatin and the late Thomas Bert Pyland. She was married to
Gerald Lee Craig, formerly of the Drapers Cross Roads Community in Macon
County on July 1, 1978. She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas
She was a member of the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ and an employee
of the Gallatin Wal-Mart.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by sisters, Sara (Charles)
Thurman of Gallatin, Susie (Baylla) Kane of Smyrna, Jeanie (Ken) Hesson
of Hendersonville, several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Lillian Dorothy Fries, 90, of Hendersonville, died Friday, Dec. 7,
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at
St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Hendersonville, with Pastor Paul Frank officiating.
Mrs. Fries was born on Nov. 5, 1911, in Melrose Park, Ill., the daughter
of Otto and Clara Baethke Olson.
She was a retired bookkeeper for Tietz & Bauer Plastic. Mrs. Fries
had been the co-ordinator of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church Home Bound
Meals program for more than 10 years.
She was a former resident of Maywood/Brookview, Ill.
Survivors include her son, Bill (Carolyn) Fries of Napierville, Ill.;
daughter, Judy Rudolph of Hendersonville; brother, Elmer (Edie) Olson of
Bartlett, Ill.; special friends, Bogb Rudolph and Clinton Hobbs, and four
grandchildren, Robert W. Rudolph III, John D. Rudolph, Lori (Tom) Wright
and Tim Fries.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran Church,
650 E. Main St., Hendersonville, Tenn., 37075.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Winnie Hester Haynes Monroe, 86, of Gate City, Va., died Saturday,
Dec. 8, 2001, at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
Funeral services were Mondy, Dec. 12, in the Scott County Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Danny Sykes and the Rev. Clarence Bear officiating.
Burieal was in Holston View Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her children, Shirley Monroe and Melvin
Monroe; parents, Joseph and Winnie Hester Haynes; sisters Bill Haynes and
Laura Haynes; brothers, J.C. Haynes, Ken Haynes and Fred Haynes; daughter-in-law
Wilma Monroe, and one great-grandson.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Malcolm Monroe; daughters,
Wilma (Jim) Dodson of Gallatin, Agnes (Rick) Odle of Mt. Carmel, Tenn.,
Sharon Glover of Bluff City, Tenn., and Judy (Herman) Taylor of Gate City,
Va.; sons, Doug (Myrna) Monroe of Gate City, Colen Monroe of Gate City,
and Marvin (Glenna) Monroe of Gate City; sisters, Nancy Rochester, Lakie
Haynes and Betty Haynes, all of Kingsport; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
Scott County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roy Staley Sr.
Funeral services for Roy Edward Staley Sr., 71, were held Nov. 30,
2001, at Hendersonville Church of Christ, where he had been a member for
Bro. Keith Parker, Bro. Larry Snow and Bro. Terry Jones officiated
at the funeral. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Staley, who died Nov. 27, 2001, served as a Deacon and Elder at
Hendersonville Church of Christ and was a member of the telephone pioneers,
Three L’s Camping Club, Music City Allegro’s and VFW Post 9851. He retired
from BellSouth after 37 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, B.L. and Pauline Staley, brother,
Gene Staley, and sisters Nancy Bolt and Sarah Bass.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Covington Staley; son Roy “Ed” (Tammy)
Staley of Hopkinsville, Ky.; daughter, Lee Ann (Chuck) Sisk of Hendersonville;
brother Joe (Phyllis) Staley; sister, Joyce (Allen) Moffitt; brother-in-law
Bill Bass; and grandchildren, Roy E. Staley III, Tara Staley, Megan Sisk,
Caleb Sisk and Sarah Sisk.
Active pallbearers were Bill Bass, Billy Bass, Ronnie Bass, Bobby Timmons,
Lewis Oliver III, Jeff Oliver, Rod Stamps and Randy Stamps. Honorary pallbearers
were the Elders of Hendersonville Church of Christ and the Empty Nest Sunday
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whimpering Pines Christian
Phillips-Robinson Co. in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.
Jewell Cline Graves, 93, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 5,
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 6, at Cole and Garrett Funeral
Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Barton Pepper officiating. Burial
was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mrs. Graves was born in Macon County on June 11, 1908, the daughter
of Joseph and Dora Meador Cline.
She was a salesperson for Cain-Slain department stores.
Survivors include her son, Robert G. Graves; three grandchildren, Blake
and Bruce Graves and Chad Alexander, and two great-grandchildren, Lindsey
and Johsua Graves.
Eleanor Ruth Gedelman, 90, a former resident of Hendersonville, died
in Asheville, N.C., on Oct. 27, 2001.
Mrs. Gedelman and her husband, Albert H. Gedelman, moved to Hendersonville
in 1975, after he was a farmer for 50 years near Melvin, Ill.
They were members of First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville
and were active in church and community activities, including Meals on
Wheels. Mrs. Gedelmaan contributed hours of needlepoint work to help make
the church’s kneeling pads.
Mr. and Mrs. Gedelman moved to Asheville in 1988.
Mr. Gedelman died on April 17, 2001, at the home of his daughter, Mary
Evers in Asheville following a lengthy illness.
The Gedelmans were preceded in death by their son, Albert Gedelman,
who died in Hendersonville in 1986.
Mrs. Gedelman’s survivors include her daughter, Mary Evers of Asheville;
a son, John Gedelman of Copperas Cove, Texas; six grandchildren, including
Steve Gedelman of Hendersonville, and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Camille
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box
25338, Asheville, N.C. 28813.
Erby Elease Stewart, 79, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cole and Garrett
Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, with Pastor Tim Grubbs officiating. Interment
will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison.
Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 10 a.m. until the
start of the funeral.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Survivors include her sons, Wayne Stewart and Danny Davenport; nine
grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Addie Belle Badgett, 90, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001.
Graveside services were Saturday, Dec. 1, at Antioch Church of Christ
Cemetery in Rock Creek, Tenn., with Steve Kirby officiating.
Active pallbearers were Jerry Spurlock, Robert Staggs, Brian Staggs,
George Edwards, David Lane and David Wrye. Honorary pallbearers were Elders
and Deacons of Nashville Road Church of Christ in Gallatin.
Miss Badgett was born Jan. 7, 1911, in Trousdale County, the daughter
of W. Hutchins and Lena Watson Badgett. She moved to Nashville with her
family in 1924 and later moved to Washington, D.C., where she was employed
by the federal government for 27 years, retiring in 1974.
Miss Badgett was a member of the Nashville Road Church of Christ in
She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Kate Allen Binkley
and Thelma Badgett.
Survivors include her sister, Mary Mann; nieces, Glenda (Jerry) Spurlock
and Vonda (Robert) Staggs; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Phillips-Robinson Co. Hendersonville Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Ann Byrne Haile, 80, of Hendersonville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001,
at Baptist Hospital following a brief illness.
Mrs. Haile was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Herbert
Morris Haile, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters, Harriette Haile (Ralph) Shivers of
Roanoke, Va., and Martha Helen Haile of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, John
Marvin Byrne of Hendersonville and Herman Tittle Byrne a sister, Mattie
Mai Carr of Sevierville; seven grandchildren, Steven Haile (Melinda) Shivers,
Sarah Ellen Shivers of Seattle, Judith Shivers Deel, Nags Head, N.C., Kathleen
Shivers Chestnut of Fredericksburg, Va., John Haile Loewenstein and Roy
Anthony Haile Loewenstein of Baltimore, Md.; and four great-grandchildren,
Zachary and Johnathan Chestnut, Kasey Lane Sizemore and Jessie Haile Shivers.
Evelyn Carol Shivers, a beloved granddaughter is deceased.
Mrs. Haile’s life was enriched by close loving relationships with her
many nieces and nephews.
She was born Anna Sue Byrne to John and Hattie Byrne in Granville,
Tenn., Sept. 23, 1921, the seventh of nine children. Educated in Tennessee
public schools at Granville and Hendersonville, she graduated from Gallatin
High School. She attended Austin Peay State University and Middle Tennessee
State College and completed requirements for Bachelor of Science and Master
of Arts degrees in Education and English.
Mrs. Haile retired after more than 30 years as an educator in Jackson
County, Putnam County and Robertson County schools.
Her passion for history and art was a driving force in her life. She
was an accomplished sculptor and painter and a patron of the Nashville
Symphony Orchestra. She was a founding member of the Jackson County Historical
Society and was actively affiliated with the Tennessee Historical Society.
Mrs. Haile also was a member of the American Association of University
Women, Tennessee Arts Council, Tennessee Education Association and the
National Council of Teachers of English. She was a past regent of the Fort
Blount Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Haile was a devout Christian. Through the years she worshipped
with the churches of Christ in Granville, Gainesboro, Coopertown and Hendersonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hendersonville Church of
Christ Helping Hand Fund or the Jackson County Historical Society, Gainesboro,
Tenn. The family expresses grateful appreciation for the many ways family
and friends showed their love and support during Mrs. Haile’s illness.
Funeral service was Sunday, Dec. 2, at Hendersonville Church of Christ
with Keith Parker officiating. Graveside services were held at Rob Draper
Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro.
Family members served as pallbearers.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of
Gerald Valentine “Tine” Shanes, 74, of Hartsville, died Sunday, Dec.
2, 2001, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 4, at McDonald Funeral Home in
Centerville, Tenn., with burial in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Shanes was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Only, Tenn., the son of Noah
F. and Nellie W. Shanes. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a truck
Survivors include his wife, Janalee Shanes of Hartsville; a daughter,
Dianne Sanders of Lobelville, Tenn.; sons, Michael Shanes of Coble, Tenn.,
Danny Shanes of Memphis, Clint Shanes of Coble, and Neal Shanes of Nashville;
sisters, Betty Glenn of Clarkrange, Tenn., and Jeanelle Thrower of Lakeland,
Fla.; brothers, Joe Shanes of Hendersonville and Earl Shanes of Lobelville;
six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mont Shannon, 57, of Quinlan, Texas, and Hendersonville,
were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, in the Wieland Church of Christ with Delton
Alexander officiating. Interment followed in the Wieland Cemetery.
Mr. Shannon died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in Dallas, Texas.
He was born Jan. 22, 1944, in Nashville, the son of the late Shirley
Stanton and Ann Comer Shannon. He was a member of the Wieland Church of
Christ and worked at Boles Children’s Home as a house parent and in maintenance
since 1993. He was married to the former Linda Larger on March 11, 1979,
Survivors include his wife, Linda Shannon of Quinlan; daughter, Stephanie
Shannon of Quinlan; son, Brian Shannon of Quinlan; brothers, Bill (Karen)
Shannon of Hendersonville and Robert (Kathy) Shannon of Hendersonville;
sisters, Cindy (William) Bowen of Hendersonville, and Melissa (Jimmy) Gresham
of Hendersonville, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Boles Children Home, 7065
Love, Quinlan, Texas 75474-9904.
Anderson Clayton Brothers funeral home of Terrell, Texas, was in charge
of funeral arrangements.
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