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Robert Quitman Dickens
Robert Quitman Dickens, 59, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, with Father William Bevington officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville.
Visitation will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. There will be a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will include the vocational education departments of Metro and Sumner County schools.
Mr. Dickens retired after 36 years as a teacher and administrator. He was the innovator of Technology Laboratories for the State of Tennessee.
Mr. Dickens was named Outstanding Technology Instructor for the Tennessee Vocational Association for 1994-95, received the Teacher Excellence Award in 1995, and received the Program Excellence Award from the International Technology Association in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Dickens; sons, Wayne Dickens, Hendersonville, and Chris Dickens, Murfreesboro; brother, Joe Dickens of Hendersonville; sisters, Ann Tumblin of Louisville, Ky., and Mary Ellen Dickens of Smyrna, and a grandson, Kelton Scott Dickens of Hendersonville.

Linda Carolyn Corley
Linda Carolyn Corley, 54, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. January 25, 2002, at First Assembly of God in Hendersonville, with Bro. David Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Family and friends will be the pallbearers.
Mrs. Corley was born in California on July 29, 1947, the daughter of Leon and Betty White. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Corley was preceded in death by her mother, Betty White, a son, William J. Corley, and a brother, Gary White.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Lee Corley Jr.; sons, Samuel (Michelle) Lee Corley III, Paul (Cindi) Corley and Tracey (Shawnel) Corley; daughter Hope (Mike) Loftis; daughter-in-law Pamela Corley; father, Leon White; brother, Ronald White; 11 grandchildren, Samuel Lee Corley IV, Mandy, Joshua, Andrew, Emily and Chad Corley, William J. Corley II, Austin, Caleb and Alexys Loftis and Kristina Keller; four great-grandchildren, William J. Corley III, Jenna Corley, Shayla Keller and Shane John Keller II.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.

Leon Alfred Doremus Sr.
Leon Alfred Doremus Sr., 80, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002.
Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 21, at Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens in Hendersonville with Bro. Courtney Wilson officiating.
Mr. Doremus was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Doremus; son, Leon A. (Audrey) Doremus Jr.; daughter, Marilyn Corinne (Morris) Lowery; grandchildren, Donnie (Vicki) Bracey, Ricky Lowery, Piper (Chad) Kaiser, Deena (Matt) Miller and Angela Doremus; great-grandchildren, Jessica Lowery and Kourtney Kaiser.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Georgia Bates Sadler
Georgia Elizabeth “Beth” Bates Sadler, 58, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Central Baptist Church on Sanders Ferry Road in Hendersonville.
Mrs. Sadler was a member of Believers Baptist Church in Hendersonville and a legal secretary for many years. She ran 13 marathons, including New York and Chicago, and was a cherished wife, mother, sister and friend, according to family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and James Bates.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Gordon Sadler Sr.; sons, Daniel Bates Sadler and Kenneth Gordon Sadler Jr.; daughter-in-law, Shelley Forbes Sadler; sisters, Becky Bates (Jim) Hopkins and Beverly Bates (John) Grayson; brother, Jimmy (Lillian) Sadler; two neices and five nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Believers Baptist Church, P.O. Box 511, Hendersonville, Tenn. 37077-0511.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.

Rickie Wade Hutton
Rickie Wade Hutton, 46, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002.
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 14, at First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, with Dr. Glenn Weekley officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Honorary pallbearers were the Merchandise Department at Lifeway Christian Stores. Family and friends were active pallbearers.
Mr. Hutton was preceded in death by his father, Lemuel Dee Hutton, a sister, Sandra Hutton and a brother, Ron Hutton.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Hutton; son, Chad (Sherry) Hutton of Hendersonville; daughters, Jaime and Lauren Hutton, both of Hendersonville; mother, Gloria Hutton of Old Hickory; brother, Dennis Hutton of Goodlettsville; sister, Dawn Hutton of Old Hickory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1818 Patterson St., Nashville, Tenn., 37203.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Taylor Adcox
Robert Taylor Adcox, 62, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2002.
Private graveside services were planned. Pallbearers were Donnie Fetzer, Donald Fetzer, Sam Chrzanowski, Robert Stevens Jr., Fred Arnold, Gordon Gingras.
Mr. Adcox was born in Lewisburg, Tenn., on Dec. 11, 1939, the son of Eva Mae and Grover Adcox.
He was employed in insurance sales for American General.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Adcox; sons, David Adcox of Apex, N.C., and Kirk Adcox of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; brother, Gene Adcox of Lewisburg; a sister, Frances Whaley of Lewisburg; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Ethan and Darbi Adcox.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo Mitchell
Betty Jo Mitchell died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Ben Alexander and the Rev. Betsy Adams officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Visitation with the family will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Mrs. Mitchell was remembered by family and friends as a loving mother and friend. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, L.M. Mitchell, and her sister Mary Wilcox.
Survivors include her son, Arthur Wayne Mitchell; daughters Kathy Mitchell, Donna (Barry) Carter and Judy (Frank) Satty of Germantown, Tenn.; grandchildren, Scott Carter, Blake Satty and Stephanie Blazier; great-grandchild, Kieran Blazier; brother, Joel (Carolyn) Oliver; sisters, Norma McArthur and Louise Phillips; and companion, Alton Hardcastle.

Mary Anne Coffman
Funeral services for Mary Anne Hatfield Coffman, 88, of Westmoreland, were Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, from the chapel of Chapman Mortuary in Huntington, W.Va. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Newby Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Coffman died Jan. 3, 2002, at Royal Care Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She was born in Mingo County, W.Va., July 7, 1913, the oldest daughter of the late James Leonard Hatfield and Effie Starr Hatfield. She graduated from Burch High School in Delbarton, W.Va., and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Huntington.
During her nurse’s training she met and married Edison L. Coffman, to whom she was married for nearly 61 years. She lived almost all her adult life in Huntington and was an active member of the Norway Avenue Church of Christ for more than 50 years, and a founding member of the Stepping Stones for Ohio Valley College. She moved with her husband to Tennessee in May 1999 to be closer to family.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Coffman is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and David Lilly of Lafayette, and Rebecca and Richard Reed of Hendersonville; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Milbrey Coffman of Hilton Head, S.C.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Hall, Virginia Sullivan, Fern Maynard and Verney Curry; and brothers, Leonard Hatfield, J.R., and Adrian Hatfield.
Memorials may be made to the Coffman Campus House, Norway Avenue Church of Christ, 1400 Norway Ave., Huntington, W.Va., 25705 or Ohio Valley College, 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, W.Va., 26105.

Harold Sloan
Harold Glenn Sloan, 74, of Hendersonville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 5, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Courtney Wilson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Pallbearers were James Long, Dan Stupka, Marty Yardley, Raymond Yardley, Glenn Sloan, Wade Sloan, Sam Meek and Sammy Stafford. Honorary pallbearers were Calvin Smith, Braz Garrison, Bruce Carter, Pirelli-Armstrong retirees and Beech Masonic Lodge 240 F&AM.
Mr. Sloan was born on May 3, 1927, in Nashville, Tenn., the son of Ezra and May Cornwell Sloan.
He was a retired maintenance worker at Pirelli-Armstrong and a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. Mr. Sloan served with the 13th Chemical Maintenance Company in Wildflecken, Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Boone Sloan; son, Walter L. (Lisa) Sloan; brother, Kenny T. Sloan, and two grandchildren, Taylor Rae and Emilie Paige Sloan.

Emilie Yantschik
Emilie Yantschik, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Hendersonville Chapel of Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home with the Rev. William Bevington officiating.
He was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Nora Yantschick.
Survivors include dear friends Bob and Wink Rager and friends at the Hendersonville Senior Citizens Center.

Cassandra Sue Sells
Cassandra “Sandie” Sue Sells, 42, of Knoxville, formerly of Hendersonville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001.
She was a member of Central Baptist Church Bearden, Phi Mu Sorority, Tennessee Teachers Association and A.O.P.A.
Her hobbies included flying aircraft and gardening, and she loved animals.
Funeral services were Sunday, Dec. 17, at Rose Mortuary, Mann Heritage Chapel, in Knoxville, with Dr. Larry Fields and the Rev. Mack Bingham officiating. Interment was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband, James Sells; father, Pete Newman; sister, Geri (Barry) Swanson; mother- and father-in-law, Jim and Bobbie Sells, and extended families in Jefferson City, Chattanooga and Charlotte, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sumner County Humane Society, 16 Volunteer Drive, Hendersonville, Tenn. 37075 or the Knox County Humane Society, 800 Millwood Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37920.

William C. McIntyre
William C. McIntyre, 73, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002 at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Paul Durham officiating. Interment will be in Beech Cemetery.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home.
Survivors include family and friends, Lora Covington, Lora Coleman, Billy Jo Bussel, Alec Covington, Scott Jordan, Sydney Jordan, Jason Jordan, Sarah Jordan and Nita Jordan.

Laura Lewis
Laura Margaret Lewis, 84, of Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Woodlawn East Mausoleum in Hendersonville with the Rev. Mike Ripski officiating. Interment will be at the mausoleum.
Pallbearers will be Arthur Lane, Don Woodard, David Campbell, Vincent Croyle, Dennis Kirby and Larry Mayfield.
Mrs. Lewis was born in Smithville, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 1917, the daughter of Floyd Mabry Swann and Sally Jennings Swann.
She was a self-employed doll maker.
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Don Edward Lewis.
Survivors include sons, Don E. Lewis III of Hendersonville and William S. Lewis Sr. of Hendersonville; daughter, Laura Caroline DeVito of Hendersonville, and two grandchildren, Nicole DeVito and William Stephen Lewis Jr.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Inez Lassiter
Inez Williams Lassiter, 84, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Hendersonville Medical Center.
The funeral was Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Bodkin Funeral Home in Milan, Tenn., with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a retired hairdresser and was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Lassiter.
Survivors include a son, Larry Lassiter of Hendersonville; four sisters, Alice Bell of Alamo, Tenn., Polly Adams of Milan, Juanita Johnson of Alamo and Faye DeFratus of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Naye Williams of Milan; grandchildren, David (Laura) Lassiter of Hendersonville, Gregory (Chrissy) Lassiter of Hendersonville, and Laura (Teddy) Adams of White House; and three great-grandchildren.

Marion Schnake
Marion Elaine Schnake, 78, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Albert J. Schnake; daughter, Jill Miller; and special pets Coco and Tiki.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Esther Bell
Ethel Esther Bell, 89, of Hendersonville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.
Survivors include sons, Howard, Henry, Alden, Benjamin, Francis and David Bell; daughters Dorothy Hastings, Eleanor Schoener, Elizabeth Muench and Nancy Bober; 41 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Dayton Earl Whited
Dayton Earl Whited, 76, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with the Rev. Richard Jennings officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and elders at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Whited was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Albert and Lillie Massey Whited. He was a retired power house operator for DuPont.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Whited; daughters, Erlana Cantrell of Hendersonville and Rebecca Gregory of Goodlettsville; brothers, Edward, Herman, Carl, Ronald, Butron, Albert and Danny Whited; sisters, Dorothy Bell and Brenda Martin; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Jettie J. Hardcastle
Jettie J. Hardcastle, 89, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 14, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Grandsons served as active pallbearers, and Jerry Fey and Randy Randolph were honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Hardcastle was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother known as “Granny” to all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Hardcastle, daughter Peggy Sircy, son-in-law Carl Sircy, and friend, Betty Mitchell.
Survivors include daughters Annette (Randy) Randolph and Thelma (Jerry) Fey; sons, Glen “Corky” (Joan) Hardcastle, Alton Hardcastle, Billy (Betty Jo) Hardcastle, Ralph (Linda) Hardcastle and Jerry (Elaine) Hardcastle; grandchildren, Larry, Sharon, Stevie, Scott, Carol, David, Sandra, Jay, Tabitha, Glenda, Jennifer, Mendy, Jeffrey Dale, Jeffery Randall and Amanda, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Gladys Florene Williams
Gladys Florene Williams, 72, of Salina, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16, at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel in Salina with Msgr. James Hake officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Salina.
Pallbearers were Kenny Schnitker, Wayne Vignery Jr., Steve Haley, Allen Vignery, Steve Ward, Cody Williams and Rocky Tolson.
Mrs. Williams was born in Haydensburg, Tenn., on April 8, 1929, the daughter of Walter and Lecta Draper Sisco.
She was a homemaker, a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence A. Williams Jr.; son, Ron Williams of Salina; daughter, Denise Vignery of Bennington, Kansas; brothers, Douglas Sisco of Nashville, and Grady, Larry and Lamon Sisco, all of Hendersonville; sister Betty Turner of Gallatin, and five grandchildren.
Roselawn Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Walter Christian
Charles Walter Christian, 79, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002.
Funeral services with full military honors were Tuesday, Feb. 19, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville with Dr. Roger Freeman officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Christian was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Chattanooga, the son of Winston and Ellen Lois Buchanan Christian.
He was a retired sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, a World War II veteran serving in the 503rd RCT, a member of First Baptist Church, life member of the Clarksville Bowling Association, and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Mayfield Christian; son, Joseph Christian of Gallatin; daughter, Carolyn Christian Martin of Hendersonville; brother, Percy Eaves Sr. of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Billie Kinder of Cleveland and Flossie Dover of Warner Robbins, Ga.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Richard James Tucker
Ricard James Tucker, 71, of Etowah, N.C., a former resident of Hendersonville, Tenn., died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, N.C., with the Rev. Shelly Webb officiating.
Mr. Tucker was a native of Marion, Ind., and was the son of the late Walter J. and Mabel Cramer Tucker. He attended Purdue University on an athletic scholarship and graduated from Indiana University in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in business. During his life, he was active in the United Methodist Church, Soap Box Derby, Lion’s Club and high school football officiating.
A Korean War veteran who held the rank of lieutenant in the Eighth Army Division, he served as a military policeman, light weapons instructor, and post Army exchange manager.
Throughout most of his professional career he managed personnel, production, purchasing or quality control and safety divisions in the metal building manufacturing industry, twice serving as vice president of sales. At various times he made career moves to Tarboro and Eden, N.C., Nashville and Houston. He also headed Cuban refugee relocation efforts for Church World Service while living in Fort Smith, Ark.
Following retirement to Etowah in 1991, he volunteered in church education and mission activities and assisted at St. James Medical Loan Closet on a regular basis. He became an avid bird watcher and an enthusiastic Santa Claus for church and community Christmas functions.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Elizabeth Ayres Tucker; three children, Anne E. Tucker and James R. Tucker, both of Charlotte, and Ellyn T. (Joseph) Nester of Cayce, S.C.; two grandchildren, Lana J. Nester of Tampa and Andrew J. Nester of Cayce, S.C.; sister, Judith T. Thurston of Jonesboro, Ind., and two nieces and four great-nieces of Indiana. Close friends of the family include JoAnn W. Gilley and Michael A. Kaminsky, both of Charlotte.
Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund at St. Timothy UMC, P.O. Box 429, Brevard, N.C., 28712 or to the Heritage Center, 710 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, N.C., 28745.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory in Hendersonville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Strong Carney
Betty Strong Carney, 56, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services will be today at Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala. with Dr. Larry Dill officiating. Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
Mrs. Carney was a career Navy wife and a native of Huntsville. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lacy Strong.
Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Lt. Commander Gene G. Carney; two daughters, Brandi Carney and Shelley Carney, both of Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, David Carney of Murfreesboro and Richard Carney of Marietta; her mother, Peggy F. Strong of Huntsville; and four sisters, Charlotte S. Neal of Richmond, Va., Gertrude Watson, Linda Bennett and Kathey Jean all of Huntsville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Huntsville Public Library or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Nashville.

Bruce Leonard Taylor
Bruce Leonard Taylor, 44, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, with Bro. Jimmy Moore officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Andrews, David Nalls, Johnny Hayes, Jim Hite, Jimmy Doubs and Bobby Daughtery.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Taylor; father, John Taylor; sons, Thomas John Taylor and Michael David Taylor; brothers, John C. (Kelley) Taylor and Kenneth B. (Gail) Taylor; and sister, Donna (George) Wright.

Nedgie Goodman Cearley
Nedgie Goodman Cearley, 73, died Feb. 10, 2002, at her home in Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Sardis Baptist Church in Grapevine, Ark., with the Rev. O.J. Ramick officiating. Interment will be in Ramick Cemetery.
Mrs. Cearley was born in Grapevine, Ark., on May 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Dreyfus and Maysel Benfield Goodman.
According to her friends and family, “Nedgie was dedicated to her family, and they always came first in her life. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and much beloved ‘Granny.’ Nedgie was a great storyteller and even better listener. In her home, the kitchen table was the setting to share problems, stories, joy and laughter. The love and memories we all share will be with us forever.”
Mrs. Cearley was preceded in death by her son Matthew and her sister Nelda Jo Eastwood.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charlie M. “C.M.” Cearley; children, Carol Kincade of Metamora, Mich., Loxi Webb of Durant, Okla., Ed Cearley of Hendersonville, and Mark Cearley of Canton, Ga.; son-in-law Darrell Kincade; daughters-in-law Mary Margaret Cearley and Leslie Cearley; sisters, Mary Kathleen Taylor and Ruth Ross; grandchildren, Ashley Kincade, Noah Kincade, Kimberly Sommers, Brandon Webb, Alexander Webb, John Cearley, Adam Cearley, Sean Cearley and Sarah Cearley.
Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements locally.

Doris N. Ariaz
Doris N. Ariaz, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Brian Waite, Neill Wicker, Kirk Waite, Robbie Stilts, David Porter, and Jeff Mercer.
Survivors include her husband, Louie Ariaz; son, Bobby Ariaz; daughters, Cheryl Wicker, Leah Waite and Carolyn Clevenger; and sisters, Ivadel Cantrell and Helen Sanders.

Lewis DeWayne Kirkendall
Lewis DeWayne Kirkendall, 70, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Chuck Pitt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mr. Kirkendall was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Jay County, Ind., the son of Agnes Stephen and John Raymond Kirkendall.
He was a member of Electrician’s Union Local 429.
Mr. Kirkendall was preceded in death by twin sons, Keith and Kevin.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara Kirkendall; sons, Rick and John Kirkendall of Hendersonville, Jeff Kirkendall of Raliegh, N.C., and Gary Kirkendall of West Memphis, Ark.; daughters, Sheryl Bartlett of Hendersonville and Brandi Locke of Springfield; sister-in-law Edith Kirkendall of Connersville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Charles H. Minchey
Charles H. Minchey, 85, of Hendersonville died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Willard Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Mr. Minchey was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Jackson County, Tenn., the son of Milford and Martha Anderson Minchey.
He was a retired machinist for Boeing.
Mr. Minchey was preceded in death by his grandson, Todd Minchey, and brothers, Ray and Truman Minchey.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Minchey; sons, Jerry Minchey of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Jimmie Minchey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brothers, Elem Minchey of Hendersonville, Durell Minchey of Greenville, Texas, and Billy Minchey of Gallatin; sisters, Mary Binnon of Madison and Juanita Ramsey of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren, Brent Minchey of Knoxville and Kim Harvie of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and great-grandchildren Joe, Mollie and Katie Harvie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sumner Hospice, 316 E. Main St., Gallatin, Tenn., 37066.

Louise Winston Holland
Louise Winston Holland, 93, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church in Kents Store, Va., with interment in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Holland was born Jan. 31, 1909, in Kents Store, the daughter of Robert K. and Alma Perkins Winston. She was a long-time member of Byrd Chapel Methodist Church, and was a member of the choir.
At the time of her death, she was a member of Hendersonville Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oswin Holland Sr.
Survivors include a son, William O. “Billy” (Judy) Holland Jr. of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, William Clay Holland of San Pedro, Calif., Suzanne Holland Giddings of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Whitney Carol Holland of Hendersonville, and a grandson, Jonathan Giddings of Gulf Breeze.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Byrd Chapel Cemetery Assocaition, Route 2, Box 1990, Kents Store, Va., 23084.
Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Dr. Walter Reed
The Rev. Dr. Walter Duff Reed, 82, a former interim minister at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002.
Visitation with family will be 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Reynolds and the Rev. Sally Hughes officiating. Interment will be at Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will include the Elders of the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church and fellow members of the Middle Tennessee Presbytery.
Dr. Reed graduated from Grove City College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was ordained a United Presbyterian minister on May 27, 1945.
He faithfully served Presbyterian churches in Glenwillard, Wilkinsburg and Ligonier, Pa., Lyndhurst, Ohio, Lake Worth, Fla., and Watertown, Spring Creek, Liberty Hill, Hendersonville and Franklin, Tenn. He served as interim pastor in Hendersonville for a year in the mid-1980s.
Dr. Reed was Pastor Emeritus of Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, of 57 years, Garnet Fornof Reed; a son, Walter D. Reed, Tarzana, Calif.; a daughter, Deana (Jim) Reed Hannah of Petersburg, Tenn.; granddaughter, Alisha Reed Schlichter of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephews, Eugene and Ronald Evans, and a niece, June Nikolin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church or First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.

Marvin G. Sanders
Marvin G. Sanders, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002.
Memorial services will be held at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Mr. Sanders retired after 30 years of service with Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers of Chicago. He was a member of St. Joseph of Arimeathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville.
Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Emma and Grover Cleveland Sanders of Tracy City, Tenn., a brother, Melvin Sanders, and a sister, Margaret Campbell of Tracy City.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Sanders; sons, Cleveland Sanders of Gallatin, Gary Marlowe of Graniteville, S.C., Warren Marlowe, Murfreesboro, Stephen Marlowe of Murfreesboro; a sister, Dorothy Patterson,, Pelham, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacy, Elizabeth, William, Adam, Olivia and Aaron, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ethel Esther Bell
Ethel Esther Bell, 89, of Hendersonville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Feb. 19, at First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.
Survivors include sons, Howard, Henry, Alden, Benjamin, Francis and David Bell; daughters Dorothy Hastings, Eleanor Schoener, Elizabeth Muench and Nancy Bober; 41 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville was in charge of arrangements.

Dayton Earl Whited
Dayton Earl Whited, 76, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 18, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville, with the Rev. Richard Jennings officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Goodlettsville.
Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and elders at Faith Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Whited was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Louisville, Ky., the son of Albert and Lillie Massey Whited. He was a retired power house operator for DuPont.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Whited; daughters, Erlana Cantrell of Hendersonville and Rebecca Gregory of Goodlettsville; brothers, Edward, Herman, Carl, Ronald, Butron, Albert and Danny Whited; sisters, Dorothy Bell and Brenda Martin; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Jettie J. Hardcastle
Jettie J. Hardcastle, 89, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 14, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Hendersonville, with Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Grandsons served as active pallbearers, and Jerry Fey and Randy Randolph were honorary pallbearers.
Mrs. Hardcastle was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother known as “Granny” to all.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hooper Hardcastle, daughter Peggy Sircy, son-in-law Carl Sircy, and friend, Betty Mitchell.
Survivors include daughters Annette (Randy) Randolph and Thelma (Jerry) Fey; sons, Glen “Corky” (Joan) Hardcastle, Alton Hardcastle, Billy (Betty Jo) Hardcastle, Ralph (Linda) Hardcastle and Jerry (Elaine) Hardcastle; grandchildren, Larry, Sharon, Stevie, Scott, Carol, David, Sandra, Jay, Tabitha, Glenda, Jennifer, Mendy, Jeffrey Dale, Jeffery Randall and Amanda, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Gladys Florene Williams
Gladys Florene Williams, 72, of Salina, Kansas, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16, at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel in Salina with Msgr. James Hake officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Memorial Park in Salina.
Pallbearers were Kenny Schnitker, Wayne Vignery Jr., Steve Haley, Allen Vignery, Steve Ward, Cody Williams and Rocky Tolson.
Mrs. Williams was born in Haydensburg, Tenn., on April 8, 1929, the daughter of Walter and Lecta Draper Sisco.
She was a homemaker, a Girl Scout leader and a member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence A. Williams Jr.; son, Ron Williams of Salina; daughter, Denise Vignery of Bennington, Kansas; brothers, Douglas Sisco of Nashville, and Grady, Larry and Lamon Sisco, all of Hendersonville; sister Betty Turner of Gallatin, and five grandchildren.
Roselawn Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Walter Christian
Charles Walter Christian, 79, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002.
Funeral services with full military honors were Tuesday, Feb. 19, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home in Clarksville with Dr. Roger Freeman officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Christian was born Dec. 1, 1922, in Chattanooga, the son of Winston and Ellen Lois Buchanan Christian.
He was a retired sergeant first class in the U.S. Army, a World War II veteran serving in the 503rd RCT, a member of First Baptist Church, life member of the Clarksville Bowling Association, and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Mayfield Christian; son, Joseph Christian of Gallatin; daughter, Carolyn Christian Martin of Hendersonville; brother, Percy Eaves Sr. of Cleveland, Tenn.; sisters, Billie Kinder of Cleveland and Flossie Dover of Warner Robbins, Ga.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Richard James Tucker
Ricard James Tucker, 71, of Etowah, N.C., a former resident of Hendersonville, Tenn., died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Timothy United Methodist Church in Brevard, N.C., with the Rev. Shelly Webb officiating.
Mr. Tucker was a native of Marion, Ind., and was the son of the late Walter J. and Mabel Cramer Tucker. He attended Purdue University on an athletic scholarship and graduated from Indiana University in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in business. During his life, he was active in the United Methodist Church, Soap Box Derby, Lion’s Club and high school football officiating.
A Korean War veteran who held the rank of lieutenant in the Eighth Army Division, he served as a military policeman, light weapons instructor, and post Army exchange manager.
Throughout most of his professional career he managed personnel, production, purchasing or quality control and safety divisions in the metal building manufacturing industry, twice serving as vice president of sales. At various times he made career moves to Tarboro and Eden, N.C., Nashville and Houston. He also headed Cuban refugee relocation efforts for Church World Service while living in Fort Smith, Ark.
Following retirement to Etowah in 1991, he volunteered in church education and mission activities and assisted at St. James Medical Loan Closet on a regular basis. He became an avid bird watcher and an enthusiastic Santa Claus for church and community Christmas functions.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Elizabeth Ayres Tucker; three children, Anne E. Tucker and James R. Tucker, both of Charlotte, and Ellyn T. (Joseph) Nester of Cayce, S.C.; two grandchildren, Lana J. Nester of Tampa and Andrew J. Nester of Cayce, S.C.; sister, Judith T. Thurston of Jonesboro, Ind., and two nieces and four great-nieces of Indiana. Close friends of the family include JoAnn W. Gilley and Michael A. Kaminsky, both of Charlotte.
Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund at St. Timothy UMC, P.O. Box 429, Brevard, N.C., 28712 or to the Heritage Center, 710 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, N.C., 28745.
Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory in Hendersonville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Strong Carney
Betty Strong Carney, 56, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Funeral services will be today at Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ala. with Dr. Larry Dill officiating. Burial will be in Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla.
Mrs. Carney was a career Navy wife and a native of Huntsville. She attended Middle Tennessee State University and was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Marietta, Ga.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Lacy Strong.
Survivors include her husband, retired Navy Lt. Commander Gene G. Carney; two daughters, Brandi Carney and Shelley Carney, both of Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, David Carney of Murfreesboro and Richard Carney of Marietta; her mother, Peggy F. Strong of Huntsville; and four sisters, Charlotte S. Neal of Richmond, Va., Gertrude Watson, Linda Bennett and Kathey Jean all of Huntsville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Huntsville Public Library or the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Nashville.

Bruce Leonard Taylor
Bruce Leonard Taylor, 44, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, with Bro. Jimmy Moore officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mike Andrews, David Nalls, Johnny Hayes, Jim Hite, Jimmy Doubs and Bobby Daughtery.
Survivors include his wife, Pamela Taylor; father, John Taylor; sons, Thomas John Taylor and Michael David Taylor; brothers, John C. (Kelley) Taylor and Kenneth B. (Gail) Taylor; and sister, Donna (George) Wright.
 

Nedgie Goodman Cearley
Nedgie Goodman Cearley, 73, died Feb. 10, 2002, at her home in Hendersonville.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Sardis Baptist Church in Grapevine, Ark., with the Rev. O.J. Ramick officiating. Interment will be in Ramick Cemetery.
Mrs. Cearley was born in Grapevine, Ark., on May 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Dreyfus and Maysel Benfield Goodman.
According to her friends and family, “Nedgie was dedicated to her family, and they always came first in her life. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and much beloved ‘Granny.’ Nedgie was a great storyteller and even better listener. In her home, the kitchen table was the setting to share problems, stories, joy and laughter. The love and memories we all share will be with us forever.”
Mrs. Cearley was preceded in death by her son Matthew and her sister Nelda Jo Eastwood.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Charlie M. “C.M.” Cearley; children, Carol Kincade of Metamora, Mich., Loxi Webb of Durant, Okla., Ed Cearley of Hendersonville, and Mark Cearley of Canton, Ga.; son-in-law Darrell Kincade; daughters-in-law Mary Margaret Cearley and Leslie Cearley; sisters, Mary Kathleen Taylor and Ruth Ross; grandchildren, Ashley Kincade, Noah Kincade, Kimberly Sommers, Brandon Webb, Alexander Webb, John Cearley, Adam Cearley, Sean Cearley and Sarah Cearley.
Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements locally.
 

Doris N. Ariaz
Doris N. Ariaz, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville with the Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn East Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers were Brian Waite, Neill Wicker, Kirk Waite, Robbie Stilts, David Porter, and Jeff Mercer.
Survivors include her husband, Louie Ariaz; son, Bobby Ariaz; daughters, Cheryl Wicker, Leah Waite and Carolyn Clevenger; and sisters, Ivadel Cantrell and Helen Sanders.
 

Lewis DeWayne Kirkendall
Lewis DeWayne Kirkendall, 70, of Hendersonville, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2002.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Chuck Pitt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park.
Mr. Kirkendall was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Jay County, Ind., the son of Agnes Stephen and John Raymond Kirkendall.
He was a member of Electrician’s Union Local 429.
Mr. Kirkendall was preceded in death by twin sons, Keith and Kevin.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara Kirkendall; sons, Rick and John Kirkendall of Hendersonville, Jeff Kirkendall of Raliegh, N.C., and Gary Kirkendall of West Memphis, Ark.; daughters, Sheryl Bartlett of Hendersonville and Brandi Locke of Springfield; sister-in-law Edith Kirkendall of Connersville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Charles H. Minchey
Charles H. Minchey, 85, of Hendersonville died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Willard Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn East Memorial Park in Hendersonville.
Mr. Minchey was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Jackson County, Tenn., the son of Milford and Martha Anderson Minchey.
He was a retired machinist for Boeing.
Mr. Minchey was preceded in death by his grandson, Todd Minchey, and brothers, Ray and Truman Minchey.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Minchey; sons, Jerry Minchey of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Jimmie Minchey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brothers, Elem Minchey of Hendersonville, Durell Minchey of Greenville, Texas, and Billy Minchey of Gallatin; sisters, Mary Binnon of Madison and Juanita Ramsey of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren, Brent Minchey of Knoxville and Kim Harvie of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and great-grandchildren Joe, Mollie and Katie Harvie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sumner Hospice, 316 E. Main St., Gallatin, Tenn., 37066.

Louise Winston Holland
Louise Winston Holland, 93, of Hendersonville, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church in Kents Store, Va., with interment in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Holland was born Jan. 31, 1909, in Kents Store, the daughter of Robert K. and Alma Perkins Winston. She was a long-time member of Byrd Chapel Methodist Church, and was a member of the choir.
At the time of her death, she was a member of Hendersonville Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Oswin Holland Sr.
Survivors include a son, William O. “Billy” (Judy) Holland Jr. of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, William Clay Holland of San Pedro, Calif., Suzanne Holland Giddings of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Whitney Carol Holland of Hendersonville, and a grandson, Jonathan Giddings of Gulf Breeze.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Byrd Chapel Cemetery Assocaition, Route 2, Box 1990, Kents Store, Va., 23084.
Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store was in charge of arrangements.

The Rev. Dr. Walter Reed
The Rev. Dr. Walter Duff Reed, 82, a former interim minister at First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002.
Visitation with family will be 2-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Reynolds and the Rev. Sally Hughes officiating. Interment will be at Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will include the Elders of the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church and fellow members of the Middle Tennessee Presbytery.
Dr. Reed graduated from Grove City College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was ordained a United Presbyterian minister on May 27, 1945.
He faithfully served Presbyterian churches in Glenwillard, Wilkinsburg and Ligonier, Pa., Lyndhurst, Ohio, Lake Worth, Fla., and Watertown, Spring Creek, Liberty Hill, Hendersonville and Franklin, Tenn. He served as interim pastor in Hendersonville for a year in the mid-1980s.
Dr. Reed was Pastor Emeritus of Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, of 57 years, Garnet Fornof Reed; a son, Walter D. Reed, Tarzana, Calif.; a daughter, Deana (Jim) Reed Hannah of Petersburg, Tenn.; granddaughter, Alisha Reed Schlichter of Salt Lake City, Utah; nephews, Eugene and Ronald Evans, and a niece, June Nikolin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church or First Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville.

Marvin G. Sanders
Marvin G. Sanders, 78, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002.
Memorial services will be held at Phillips-Robinson Co. funeral home in Hendersonville on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Mr. Sanders retired after 30 years of service with Local 150 Midwest Operating Engineers of Chicago. He was a member of St. Joseph of Arimeathea Episcopal Church in Hendersonville.
Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Emma and Grover Cleveland Sanders of Tracy City, Tenn., a brother, Melvin Sanders, and a sister, Margaret Campbell of Tracy City.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Sanders; sons, Cleveland Sanders of Gallatin, Gary Marlowe of Graniteville, S.C., Warren Marlowe, Murfreesboro, Stephen Marlowe of Murfreesboro; a sister, Dorothy Patterson,, Pelham, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stephanie, Stacy, Elizabeth, William, Adam, Olivia and Aaron, and numerous nieces and nephews.


 
 

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