Miscellaneous Sumner County, Tennessee Obituaries


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Lillian Clearo Smith
Funeral services for Lillian Clearo Smith, 79, of Hartsville, are 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001 from Anderson and Woodard Funeral Home, Brother Willie Leduc officiating. 
Interment is in Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Dec. 11, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. 
Mrs. Smith was born Nov. 11, 1922 in Richmond, Va., the daughter of the late Henry George Sperisen and Hannah Ruth Mont-gomery. She was preceded in death by husband, Rufus Houston Smith. She was a housewife.
Mrs. Smith is survived by one son, James Edward Smith of Gallatin; daughters, Frances Anna Binion of Lafayette, and Judy Marie Binion of Hartsville; sisters, Helen Mann, Ruth Lightfoot, and Katherine Durham, all of Virginia; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pamela Craig
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 Allen Pyland.
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.

Grover Allen Wade
Services for Grover Allen Wade, 65, are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at Alexander Funeral Home with Rev. Sandy Shawhon officiating. Burial is in Sumner Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers are Terry Turner, Ronnie Weatherford, Larry Daniels, Gary Dean Cole, Ed Hill, Ken Johnson, Dan Belt and Hugh Bess.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Mr. Wade died Dec. 12, 2001.
He was born Sept. 23, 1936. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Mr. Wade served his country as a Petty Officer First Class in the United States Navy rising to the rank of Gunner’s Mate (Missle) First Class. During his 20-year career, he earned the respect of Navy men everywhere by his dedication to duty, professional performance and his unlimited pride in the service. His tours of duty included service in a landing ship, auxiliary fleet tug, a heavy cruiser, destroyers and an overseas station and three shore stations within the continental United States. He made eight tours to Vietnam. He earned the Good Conduct Medal with Three Bronze Stars, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Expert Pistol Medal (First Award).
He was a member of the American Red Cross where he volunteered to serve his community doing whatever task was needed.
As a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mr. Allen was a clown for the lodge and was able to spread the joy to many of the children not only in our community, but to all in the United States.
Mr. Wade was preceded in death by his mother, Carol White; father, Dee Wade; and step brother, Scotty Lyons.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Wade; sons, Richard Atmore, Allan Atmore and daughter-in-law Dorothy Atmore, and Jerry Atmore; grandsons, Michael Atmore, Brian Atmore, and John Atmore; granddaughter, Cristina Atmore; stepfather, Herbert White; stepmother, Mary White, step sister, Melanie Johnson; step-brother, Ken Johnson; nephews A.J. and Willie Johnson; sister-in-law Earline Pennington; brother-in-law Sterling White; nephew, Arliss Pennington; uncle and aunt, Bob and Katherine Moore, and aunt, Fanny Belle Wade.
Extended family survivors are Kathy Schell, Katrina Bracy, Robert Bracy and Lydia Atmore.
Mr. Wade was a good man. All he had he gave. He loved his God, family, friends and his country. Through it all he lived life to the fullest and loved his fellow man.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dialysis Clinic and the Sumner County Red Cross, 575 East Bledsoe, Suite A-1, Gallatin TN 37066.

Bobbie Walker
Services for Bobbie Grissom Walker, 70, of White House are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia, Ala. with Brother Bob Plunket officiating. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, James Allen McCune, Christopher Walker, Daniel Walker, Micah Walker, Caleb Walker, Seth Walker and Malachi Walker.
Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Roy Walker Sr.; and parents, Walter and Grace Grissom.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Allen “Bucko” Walker and wife, Debra; daughter, Charlotte McCune and husband Lorene; grandchildren, Ashley McCune, Danae McCune, Jaems Allen McCune, Christopher Walker, Daniel Walker, Micah Walker, Caleb Walker, Seth Walker and Malachi Walker.

George J. Hudson
Services for George J. Hudson, 92, of Gallatin are 7 p.m. Friday (today), Dec. 14, 2001 at Strawther and White Funeral Home with Rev. Shapin Martin officiating. Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at the Gallatin City Cemetery.
Mr. Hudson died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001 at Gallatin Health Care Center. He was born in Gallatin on Oct. 31, 1909 and was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Hudson and his mother, Betty E. Cantrell Hudson.
He is survived by four sisters, Gertrude (Marion) Gwynn and Mary Laura Barr, both of Gallatin, Rebecca Brinkley of Hender-sonville and Vallie Louise White of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Robert C. Freeman
Services for Robert C. Freeman, 73, of Portland, are 11 a.m., today, (Friday), May 24, 2002 at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home with Brother Forrest Creekmore officiating.
Burial is in Crestview Mausoleum.
Mr. Freeman died Tuesday, May 21, at Tennessee Christian Portland.
Pallbearers are Robert (Buddy) Greer, Dwight Freeman, Christopher Burgett, Joseph Blanton, Jonathan Freeman, Shaun Burgett, Blake Pedigo. Honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters.
A native of Sumner County, he was born Oct. 20, 1928, the son of Henry P. Freeman and Estella Jackson Freeman. He was a retired cattle trader and barber.
Survivors include his wife, Erma Gene Turner Freeman of Portland; children, Robert ( Beverly) Freeman of Portland, Patricia Freeman of Portland; Carolyn (Joey) Blanton of Bowling Green; Dottie (Terry) Rainwater of Cross Plains, Donald Freeman, Portland, Debra (Glen) Burgett of Portland and Erma Freeman Pedigo of Portland; sisters, Bob Davey of Kentucky and Martha Trantham of Florida; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Moses Palmer
Service for Moses Palmer, 82, of Gallatin is at noon on Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Johnson-Coleman Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Mr. Palmer was a member and deacon of Pentecostal Highways and Hedges Church.
He was preceded in death by sister, Fannie Cuff; brother, Alonzo Palmer; and cousin, L.V. (Willie) Wilson.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Mable A. Palmer of Gallatin; daughters, Emmalene (Charles) Webster of Hendersonville and Lula D. Burrow of Gallatin; and grandson, Stephen A. Burrow of Gallatin.

Nancy Louise Baskerville
Nancy Baskerville was born in Gallatin, Tennessee on August 18, 1905. She was the daughter of James Thomas Baskerville and Lua King Baskerville & sister of Amelia Baskerville McDaniel and Marion Baskerville Foster (All of whom preceded Nancy in death). Her father was a prominent lawyer in Gallatin. Nancy Baskerville is survived by her brother, Mr. J. Thomas Baskerville, Jr. of Texas. She is also survived by her nephews: J. Thomas Baskerville III of California; William Baskerville of Texas & her nieces: Nancy M. Dewberry of Texas; & Diana B. Mohme of California. In Gallatin, she is survived by her cousins; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gregory & Mrs. Frances Bentley. 
It was Nancy Baskerville’s wish to be brought home to Gallatin to be laid to rest with her beloved mother and father at Gallatin Cemetery. Through the years, Nancy sang many hymns. A favorite that she often sang for family and friends includes the following verse: “God be with you till we 
meet again, May He through the days direct you; May He in life’s storms protect you; God be with you till we meet again.”

Katherine Morgan
Services for Katherine Moore Morgan, 92, of Hilman, Tenn. were 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002 at the Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Overton County with Brother H.S. Brown and Brother Harlon Johnson officiating. Burial was at Popular Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Morgan died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, Tenn.
She was born Jan. 1, 1910 in Overton County, the daughter of the late Billy and Florence Moody Moore and was preceded in death by her husband Lester C. Morgan A homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church, she was a resident of the New Hope community in Jackson County.
Mrs. Morgan is survived by seven sons, James Morgan, Austin Morgan, and Donald Morgan, all of Hilman; Cecil Morgan and Billy Morgan, both of Michigan, Robert Morgan of Lynchburg, and Clay Morgan of Cottontown; three daughters, Linda Morgan of Hilman, Maggie Dailey of Cookeville and Louise Collins of Gallatin; one sister, Lucille Bromley of Kentucky; 23 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro.

Ruth Alice Lampley
Services for Ruth Alice Lampley, 83, were Monday, May 27, 2002 at McDonald Funeral Home in Centerville with Rev. Ernest Lampley. Interment was at Lampley Cemetery.
Mrs. Lampley died May 25, 2002. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Marinda Sullivan Parker. A homemaker, she was the widow of the late Coley Lampley.
She is survived by daughters, Betty (Bates) Southall of Bon Aqua and Juanita (George) Powell of Joelton; sons, Rev. Ernest (Barbara) Lampley of Hermitage and Leonard (Sherill) Lampley of Fairview; five grandsons; two step-great grandchildren; and sisters, Juanita Tidwell of Bon Aqua and Nell Buttrey of Franklin. 
Howard Bledsoe
Services for Howard Aaron Bledsoe, of Goodlettsville, are 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House. Burial is at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Bledsoe died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Employed at AVCO, he was a member of the Goodlettsville Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by sons, Joe and John Bledsoe and granddaughter, Laiyah Bledsoe. The family lives in Goodlettsville.

William Harris
Services for William Henry Harris, 91 of Granville, Tenn. are 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at Anderson Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Rev. Jackie W. Wheeler officiating. Burial is at Granville Cemetery.
Mr. Harris died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 in the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. He was born in Smith County on Oct. 1, 1910 to the late Charlie and Vista Apple Harris. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearly Carter; and sister, Nellie Harris Pruett.
A retired merchant and farmer, Mr. Harris was a member of the Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Jackson County.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles H. and Rachel Harris of Baxter, Hollis and Ruby Harris of Gallatin, and Royce F. and Geneva Harris of Cookeville; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Frances Rankin
Services for Frances Fitts Rankin, 93, of Gallatin are 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at Newby Funeral Home with Rev. Dickie Johnson officiating. Burial is at Crestview Memorial Park.
Active pallbearers are Gerald Gregory, George Taylor, Lance Taylor, Shawn Gregory, Brad Taylor and Jordan Taylor.
Mrs. Rankin died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Castalian Springs on May 22, 1902, the daughter of the late Robert Brown Fitts and Lena Gibson Fitts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Rankin.
She is survived by one niece, Donna Gregory of Gallatin, nephews, George Taylor of Mt. Juliet, James Robert Fitts of Kansas City, Mo.; William Fitts of Kansas City, Mo.; and Mike Kinslow of Nashville; several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Floyd Hayden Freeman
Services for Floyd Hayden Freeman, 93, of Cottontown are 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Austin and Bell Funeral Home in White House. Burial is in Hill Crest Cemetery.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until funeral time on Saturday.
Mr. Freeman died Thursday, June 6, at Tennessee Christian Portland.
A native of Sumner County, he was born Jan. 12, 1909, the son of William C. Freeman and Salley Strother Freeman. He was a retired farmer and carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mae Freeman; a brother, Ivan Freeman and a sister Thelma Freeman Harrison.
Survivors include two daughters, Donna (Ray) Lamberth of Cottontown and Diane (Philip) Kelley of White House; a sister, Lina Freeman Harrison; four grandchildren, Melissa Lamberth (Jeff) Pettie of Texas, Kevin Lamberth of Cottontown, Tracey Kelley (Brad) Bertram of Glasgow, Ky., Stacey Kelley of White House; one great grandchild, Elizabeth Bertram of Glasgow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kelsee Holman Heart Fund % of Volunteer State Bank, White House, Tenn. or The American Heart Association.

Harry M. Higgins Sr.
Services for Harry Miles Higgins Sr., 49, of Gallatin, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Burnice Wesbrooks officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, Tenn. Visitation is from 1-7 p.m. Friday, June 7. Mr. Higgins died June 4.
He is survived by his parents Joe and Kate Higgins, of Gallatin; two sons, Harry M. Higgins Jr. and Joshua Higgins; a daughter, Andrea Higgins, a brother, Joe Higgins Jr., (Carol) of Gallatin; and a sister Kathryn Lynne Gaines, of Gallatin. 
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

William (Bill) Hayes
Services for William Hayes, of Gallatin, are 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Newby Funeral Home.
Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Hayes died June 6.

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