Funeral services for William Curtis Ragland, 27, of Cottontown are
10 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2001 (today) from Cole and Garrett Funeral Home
in White House. Burial is in White House Memorial Gardens with friends
and family serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Ragland died Tuesday, April 24, 2001.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Peggy Ragland; sister, Mary
Ash; and two brothers, Joe Ragland and Don Ragland.
Funeral services for Howard Allen Branham, of Gallatin and Castalian
Springs, are 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2001 (today) from Johnson and Coleman
Funeral Home with Reverend Shapin Martin officiating. Burial is in Gallatin
Visitation with the family is from noon until time of the service.
Mr. Branham died Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical
He is survived by his devoted wife, Velma Branham of Castalian Springs;
daughter, Peggie (Reuben Lee) Murrell; grandson, Allen Adams; granddaughters
Monica Adams and Jessica Murrell; two great granddaughters; and one great
grandson, all of Decatur Ill.; one brother, Lawrence (Clara Ann) Branham
of Columbus, Ohio; aunt, Zelma McCord of Gallatin; and many other family
connections and relatives.
Mary Jane Matthews
Services for Mary Jane Gregory Matthews, 65, of Gallatin, are 1 p.m.,
Saturday, April 29, 2001, from Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home. Burial
is in Old Brush Cemetery,
Mrs. Matthews died Thursday, April 26, at her residence.
Visitation is after 11 a.m. Friday, today.
A native of Sumner County, she was born July 31, 1936, the daughter
of John Gregory and Evie Choate Gregory. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Joe) Rives of Hendersonville; two
sons, Mike Gray of Hendersonville and Ronnie (Diane) Gray of Portland;
five sisters, Ella Tomlinson and Minnie McCloud of Portland, Hilda Creasy
and Sallie (Gary) Christian of Gallatin, Dorothy Hale of Beech Grove, Ind.;
two brothers, James (Betty) Gregory and John Gregory of Portland; five
Services for Lila Christine Briley, 83, of Cottontown, were 3 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home with Brother
Robert Thurman officiating. Burial is in New Halltown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Mrs. Briley died Sunday, April 29, at her residence.
A native of Sumner County, she was born July 29, 1917, the daughter
of William Thomas Suttle and Sadie White Suttle. She was a homemaker.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Norman Briley.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda Brooks of White House, Beverly
(Robert E.) Freeman of Portland and Debbie (Mark) King of Cottontown; a
son, Joe (Pat) Briley of Cottontown; three sisters, Gracie Franklin, Mildred
Chrisman and Katherine Kirkham; grandchildren, Tonya (Randy) Hilliard,
Crissy Bowman, Sean (Jana) Brooks, Dwight Freeman, Anthony King, Zach King;
great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jarrett and Ben Brooks, Luke and Lydia Hilliard;
devoted caregivers, Marilee Taylor and Mary Wildmone and members of Halltown
General Baptist Church.
Victor Lee Roddy
Services for Victor Lee Roddy, 87, of Hartsville were 2 p.m. Tuesday,
May 1, 2001 at Anthony Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Floyd Jackson and
Bro. David Freeman with special singing by Jack McCall and special music
by Robert Thurman. Burial is in Dixon Springs Cemetery, Smith County.
Pallbearers were Rodney C. Cunningham, Christopher C. Cunningham, Billy
Keith Cunningham, Paul Victor Roddy Jr., Jeremiah V.C. Roddy, Cole Cunningham,
Paul Wayne Way, Jr. and Bob Pascasio.
Mr. Roddy died Sunday, May 29, 2001 at his home in Hartsville following
an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his son Paul Victor Roddy
Sr., granddaughter, Cynthia Lou-Anne Trisdale, three sisters, Vallie (Roddy)
Murley, Versie (Roddy) Allen, and Verda (Roddy) Garrett, two brothers,
James Roddy and Julius Roddy, all of Tennessee, and by several other relatives
and in-laws including a daughter-in-law, Joan (Carter) Roddy.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Roddy lived in the Big Bottom Community
near Gainesboro. He was well-known in the community and in Middle Tennessee
as a long time bus operator for Continental Trailways bus lines for 37
years retiring in 1979. Prior to his employment with the bus line he worked
for the Trousdale County Highway Department. He was a member of the Hartsville
First Baptist Church.
Mr. Roddy is survived by his wife of 65 plus years, Annie Novella (Gammon)
Roddy of Hartsville; one son, Vernon Earl Roddy of Campbellsville, Ky.;
two daughters, Viola Lee Cunningham of Hendersonville and Vickie Ann Pascasio
of Austin, Texas; one brother, Vollie Luther Roddy Sr. of Hartsville; one
sisters, Anna Elizabeth (Roddy) Gregory of Flower Mound, Texas; sister-in-law,
Buena Marshall Gammon of Chicago; nine grandchildren, Rodney D. Cunningham,
Wanda G. (Cunningham) Roark, Christopher C. Cunningham, Billy Keith Cunningham,
all of Gallatin, Paul Victor Roddy Jr. of Richmond, Va., Emily M. (Roddy)
Magee of Orlando, Fla., Juilanna V.F. Roddy and Jeremiah V.C. Roddy, both
of Campbellsville, Ky. and Andrea Lee Trisdale of Austin, Texas; seven
great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and numerous other close
relatives, inlaws, friends and neighbors.
Elizabeth Ann Gregory
Services for Elizabeth Ann Gregory, 61, of Hartsville, were 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville with Brother
Tim Parrish officiating. Burial is in Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Josh and Ricky Bacon, Kevin Kepley, Jason and Ricky
Ms. Gregory died Friday, May 4, 2001 at Cedars Health Care in Lebanon.
She is survived by three sisters, Jean Williamson, Bucyrus, Ohio, Edlene
Kepley and Mary Sue Griffith of Portland.
Services for Raymond B. Sutton, age 70, of Nashville, are 2 p.m. Thursday,
May 10, 2001, from Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville, with Elder Kenneth
Visitation with the family is 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 9 (today).
Friends will serve as pallbearers, and interment will be in the Dixon
Springs Cemetery. Mr. Sutton died May 8, 2001 at Skyline Medical Center.
He served as pastor for the Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin
for more than 30 years, and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Allen Sutton. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Billie Ruth Sutton; a son, Michael (Dale) Sutton, both
of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Sutton of Hendersonville; two grandchildren,
Michael and Heather Sutton, both of Nashville; a brother, David Sutton
A memorial service for Brian Sheffield, 37, of Rochester, Mich., is
2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2001 from the Cornerstone General Baptist Church.
Mr. Sheffield died April 30, 2001, after a long illness at Beaumont
Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
A resident of Rochester, he was born April 3, 1964, the son of William
and Myra Sheffield from Spartanburg, S.C.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a step-sister, Christian
Reznick of California; and a step-brother, Craig Abbott of Manchester,
He will be missed by a special friend, Debra Sheffield, and family
and friends from Tennessee and Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for a plaque and donation
Noel T. Bilbro
Funeral service for Noel T. Bilbro, 85, of Hartford, Ky., are 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 (today) at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home, Minister
Ralph Carter, officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery in Hartford. Visitation
is at Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday (today).
Pallbearers are Russell Root, Ronnie Wallace, Billy Joe Bilbro, Byron
Bilbro, Keith Bilbro, Michael Fuqua, and Noel Thomas Bilbro.
Mr. Bilbro died Sunday, May 13, 2001 at Ohio County Hospital. He was
born May 4, 1916 in Ohio County, Ky., the son of the late James A. Bilbro
and Lilly Ann Bratcher.
He was retired from Peabody Coal Co. and Alston Mine, retiring from
the mines in 1980. He was the former owner/operator of Hartford Motel and
a retired farmer. Mr. Bilbro, a Baptist, was a World War II veteran and
served in the U.S. Marines Corps.
He was preceded in death by two sons: J.T. Bilbro, and Sammy T. Bilbro.
He is survived by wife, Sue Morris Bilbro of Hartford; son, Noel Wilson
“Billy” Bilbro of Hartford; daughters: Dorothy Root of Eddyville, Ky.;
Suzanna Wallace of Hartford, Ky.; Naomi Fuqua of Shepherdsville, Ky.; and
Annette Carter of Portland; brother, Norman Bilbro of Leesburg, Fl.; 14
grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild
Funeral services for Charles Lindburg Reid are 1 p.m., Thursday, May
17, from Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home with Brother Roger Putnam of
Byrums Chapel Baptist Church officiating. Graveside services are in Groves
Cemetery with full military honors.
Charles Reid Sr., age 72, of Portland, passed away unexpectedly of
a heart attack Monday, May 14, 2001.
He was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Walnut, N.C., and attended Walnut High
School. He served four years in the United States Army and retired in 1985
from Yellow Freight System. He was employed by R & J Security in Franklin,
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Wanda Griffin Reid; three sons,
Charles Lindburg (Tracy) Reid of Denton, Mont., James Robert (Rose) Reid
of Portland, Douglas Theodore (Shelly) Reid of Franklin, Ky.; three daughters,
Marsha Kaye (Dwayne) Carr of Antioch, Sandra Elaine (Lee) Barnes of Hendersonville,
Angela Kathryn (Steven) Perkins of Franklin, Ky. He is also survived by
his mother, Edna T. Reid Dockery; three sisters, Joyce Walker, Katherine
Griffin and Shirley Banks, all of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Elizabeth Ann Seminter, age 62, of Portland, are 2 p.m.,
Thursday, May 17, 2001, from Portland Funeral Chapel with Brother Edgar
Copeland officiating. Burial is in Sherron Cemetery.
She died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at her residence.
A native of Smith County, she was born June 6, 1938, the daughter of
Albert Givens and Flossie Jane Burris Givens. She was employed on the assembly
line at Flex Technologies.
Survivors include her husband Edward Seminter of Portland; five sons,
Tony Love of Lubbock, Texas, Ken Durham of Oak Grove, Tim Durham of Baytown,
Texas, Keith Peterson of Scottsville, Ky., and Chuck Peterson of Blackhawk,
Colo.; two daughters, Beverly Peterson of Baytown and Teresa Peterson of
Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, James H. Givens of Ashland City; and several grandchildren.
Services for Dorothy M. Wilson Lundquist, 74, of Greenwood Ind., formerly
of Portland, are 1 p.m., today, (Wednesday), May 23, 2001, at Portland
Funeral Chapel with Pastor David Hartman officiating. Burial is in Old
Mrs. Lundquist died Sunday, May 20, at Greenwood Convalescent Home.
She was born July 25, 1926,in Eads, Colo. Her parents were A. Ronald
and E. Elda Wilson.
She was employed for 40 years by Highland Hospital in Portland, now
Tennessee Christian Medical Center, as an assistant administrator, having
retired in 1988.
She was a member of Greenwood Fellowship Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She was preceded in death by two sons, John Michael and Vernon Perry
Lundquist and two brothers, Warren and Wesley Wilson.
Survivors include two brothers, Elden Wilson of Georgetown, Tenn.,
and Lawrence Wilson of Ringold, Ga.; a sister, Helen Callis of Greenwood,
Ind.; a granddaughter, Amy Lundquist-Warrner of Tennessee.
Services for Roger Lynn Satterfield, 42, of Hartsville, were 2 p.m.
Saturday May 19, 2001, at Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville with Brother
Floyd Jackson officiating. Burial was at Hartsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Dyer, Johnny Fisher, Danny Hanson, Willie Hyde,
Gary Satterfield and Tony Shivers.
Mr. Satterfield died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at his home.
He is survived by three sons, Jeremy (Andrea) Satterfield of Hermitage,
Jeffrey Satterfield and Joseph Satterfield, both of Westmoreland; one grandchild,
Justin Satterfield; his mother, Thelma Satterfield; two brothers, Kenneth
Satterfield and Ronnie Satterfield; two sisters, Margaret Shivers and Dorothy
Summers, all of Hartsville.
Services for Clyde G. England, 76, of Portland, are 1 p.m., Friday,
May 25, 2001, at Highland Seventh-Day Adventist Church with Elder Dale
Hoover officiating. Burial is in Old Brush Cemetery.
Mr. England died Sunday, May 20, at Tennessee Christian Medical Center
A native of Morganton, N.C., he was born July 24, 1924, the son of
John England, Sr., and Grace Mull England. He was a retired self-employed
Survivors include his wife, Laura England of Portland; two daughters,
Evonne Hartle of Ashville, N.C. and Lyrene Morgan of Portland; two brothers,
Harland England and Derry England of Morganton, N.C.; a sister, Mildred
Petrone of Billings, Mont., and a step-mother, Nellie England of Charlotte,
Services for Linda Spears Meador, 48, of Murfreesboro, formerly of
Westmoreland, are 1 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Lakeside Church of God
of Prophecy with Rev. George Wallace officiating. Burial is at Sumner Memorial
Mrs. Spears died Sunday, May 27 at Jackson-Madison County General in
A native of Gallatin, she was born Aug. 26, 1952. She was a housewife
and a member of Carpenter’s House Church in Murfreesboro.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Meador of Murfreesboro; parents
Odie and Lorene Andrews Spears of Westmoreland; one godchild, Ruby Stoothoff
of Murfreesboro; one brother, Ronnie (Kathy) Spears of Murfreesboro; three
sisters, Faye (Leon) Graves of Westmoreland, Edith (Gerald) Graves of Bethpage
and Joyce (Mike) Creasy of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made by Anderson and Woodard Funeral Home
Services for William Dean (Billy) Troutt, 68, of Westmoreland are 11
a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2001 at Anderson and Woodard Funeral Home with Bro.
Raymond Adcock and Bro. W.L. Meador officiating. Entombment is at Memory
Mr. Troutt died at his home Monday, May 28, 2001. Born in Westmoreland
on Nov. 29, 1932, he was retired from Bosch (General Electric) in Hendersonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hettie Perry Troutt.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Troutt of Westmoreland; two
sons, Mike (Jill) Troutt and Ronald, (Jena) Troutt, all of Westmoreland;
one brother, Bobby Troutt of Westmoreland; three sisters, Willie Dee Simons
of Westmoreland, Joyce Gann of Westmoreland and Agnes Schwarski of Danville,
Ill.; and four grandchildren, Will, Maria, Lucas and Brandon Troutt.
Services for Wanda Madge Stinson, 60, of Westmoreland are 1 p.m. Thursday,
May 31, 2001 at the Westmoreland Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with
Sister Betty Fishburn officiating. Burial is at Fairfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Stinson died Monday, May 28, 2001. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Goble and Edna Collins Lane.
She is survived by her husband Hascal Stinson of Westmoreland; two
sons, Scott (Nancy) McLeod of Gallatin and Norman McLeod Jr. of Champaign,
Ill.; one daughter, Carolyn Lee (Donald) Pittman of Urbana, Ill.; one brother,
Paul (Lucy) Lane, of Mulkeytown, Ill.; one sister, Ruth Cruse, of Westmoreland;
and four grandchildren, Lee Pittman Jr. and Wesley, Shawna and Matthew