Miscellaneous Sumner County, Tennessee Obituaries


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William Ragland
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.

Howard Branham 
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 City Cemetery.
Visitation with the family is from noon until time of the service.
Mr. Branham died Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
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 grandchildren.

Christine Briley
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 Sullivan.
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.

Raymond Sutton
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 Woodall officiating.
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 of Gallatin.

Brian Sheffield
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, Tenn.
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 to MADD.

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

Charles Reid
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, Ky.
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.

Elizabeth Seminter
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.

Dorothy Lundquist
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 Brush Cemetery.
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.

Roger Satterfield
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.

Clyde England
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 in Portland.
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 merchant.
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, N.C.

Linda Meador
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 Gardens.
Mrs. Spears died Sunday, May 27 at Jackson-Madison County General in Jackson, Tenn.
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

William Troutt
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 Chapel Mausoleum.
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.

Wanda Stinson
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 Maloney.

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