Miscellaneous Sumner County, Tennessee Obituaries


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Lura Elizabeth McGar
A graveside service for Lura Elizabeth McGar, 87, of Gallatin is 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2001 (today) from Crestview Memorial Park with the Reverend Felix Snell officiating.
Mrs. McGar died June 3, 2001.
She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruby Tucker Austin, and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward McGar.
Mrs. McGar is survived by one daughter, Barbara McGar of Gallatin; a cousin, Barbara Hendrix of Nashville; niece and nephew, Robert and Joann Melton; special friends, Hank and Rachel Farris; and one grandson, Brian Keith Farris.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time, Wednesday, June 6, at Alexander Funeral Home.

Marjorie Pursley
A memorial service for Marjorie Lane Pursley, 76, of Little Rock, Ark., is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Gallatin at the Lane Family Camp.
Mrs. Pursley died Friday, June 1, 2001. She was born in Gallatin to Edwin Green Lane Sr., and Ruth Day Lane. She moved to Little Rock in 1974 and worked in the circulation department at the Arkansas Gazette for over 16 years.
Mrs. Pursley was an active participant in the Little Rock Athletic Club, enjoyed playing bridge, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children; John Edwin Ogles and his wife, Barbara, of Memphis; Martin Lee Ogles and his wife Kay, of Granite Bay, Calif.; Ruth Pursley Klingbeil and her husband, Joe, of Little Rock; one sister, Patsy Lane Kelley and her husband, Leon, of Gallatin; two brothers, Frederick Lane of Memphis and George M. Lane and his wife, Bettie, of Baton Rouge, La., and six grandsons, John Edwin, Andrew, Bill, Zachery, Todd and Wesley Ogles. She is also survived by her former husband, Andrew G. Pursley of Little Rock.
Memorials may be made to the music fund of Rehoboth Methodist Church, 2601 Cages Bend Road, Gallatin, 37066.

Walter Perry
Services for Walter Morris Perry, 87, of Westmoreland, were 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, from Providence General Baptist Church with Brother Larry Emery officiating. Burial was in Rippy Cemetery.
Mr. Perry died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. A native of Sumner County, he was born July 13, 1913, and had retired from P.R. Mallory Manufacturing and farming.
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his parents, Carney and Ellen Perry.
He is survived by his wife, Clara Mandrell Perry, of Westmoreland; three sons, Bobby L. Perry, Junior L. Perry and Gerald Perry, all of Westmoreland; four daughters, Mary Boren of Westmoreland, Ruth Harris of Franklin, Ind., Jane Reid of Westmoreland, and Erma Wright of Franklin, Ind.; 27 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Anderson and Woodard were in charge of arrangements.

Harold Roach
Services for Harold Roach, 74, of Gallatin, were 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Charles Williams officiating. Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Earl Stringer, Bill Dale, Grady Roach, Dennis Roach, Billy Dean Roach, and Douglas Roach.
Mr. Roach was preceded in death by his parents, Bluford Roach and Pauline Stringer Roach and son Donald Mark Roach.
He is survived by one daughter, Shirley Roach Anderson, of Madison, and grandchildren, Christopher Mark George and Ashley Cajole George.

Joseph Adam Keene
Services for Joseph Adam Keene, 22, of Westmoreland, are 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2001 (today) from Anderson and Woodard Funeral Home with Brother Willie Leduc officiating. Interment is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mr. Keene died in Franklin, Ky., June 10, 2001.
He was born in Gallatin, Nov. 15, 1978, the son of James Michael Keene, and his mother, Sheila Kendall Withem and step-father, Darrell, all of Westmoreland. He was employed by Peyton’s Midsouth.
Mr. Keene is survived by his parents and wife, Jamie Reann Burgener Keene of Lafayette; sons, Joseph Aaron Keene of Scottsville, Ky., and Ethan Lane Keene of Lafayette; brother, Chris Keene of Westmoreland, a sister, Kim Keene of Westmoreland; and two step-sisters, Jacquelyn Withem and Misty Robinson; grandparents, Margie and Bobby Gilliam and Jo Helen Kendall, both of Westmoreland, and Jim and Barbara Keene of Portland.

Viola Joiner
Services for Viola Frances Joiner, 85, of Gallatin, formerly of Hopkinsville, Ky., are 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2001 (today) at the chapel of Newby Funeral Home with Brother Kenneth Woodall officiating. Burial is at Flat Lick Cemetery in Hopkinsville with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Joiner died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 26, 1916, the daughter of the late R. J. Hopson and Matilda V. Shepherd Hopson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter D. Joiner. Mrs. Joiner was a member of the Moose Lodge Lady’s Auxiliary in Hopkinsville.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jr. and Sandra Black of Gallatin, two grandchildren, Matthew Shelton and Cherri Silvestri, four great-grandchildren, Nicholas England, Olivia Silvestri, Anthony Silvestri and Jack Silvestri.

Nelle Crowley
Services for Nelle Parkhurst Crowley, 83, of Gallatin are 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2001 (today) in the chapel of Newby Funeral Home with Harold Allen, former minister of First Baptist Church in Gallatin, officiating. Interment is in Hartsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Crowley died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
A native of Trousdale County, Mrs. Crowley was the daughter of Bernard and Mary Frances (Nan) Galbraith. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul Wilson Parkhurst, after 44 years of marriage, and E.G. Crowley following a 14-year marriage. She was an LPN for 18 years until the early 1980’s and an active member of First Baptist Church in Gallatin.
Survivors include three daughters; Donna Sloan and Peggy Hudson, both of Lebanon and Kathy Frost of Nashville; two sons, Robert W. Parkhurst of Nashville and Jerry L. Parkhurst of Collierville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Terry Suzanne Biggs
Service for Terry Suzanne Biggs, 51, of Cedar Hill, is 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001 (today) from the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with the Rev. James Happ Hewgley officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Portland.
Mrs. Biggs died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at her home.
She was born Aug. 1, 1949 the daughter of Lenora Pearl Hodges Hudgens and the late Fredie Lee Hudgens Sr.
Mrs. Biggs was a homemaker, a member of the Greenbrier United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star in Greenbrier.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Mike Hudgens.
Survivors include: her husband, Tommy Biggs of Cedar Hill; son, Ronald Davis “Ron” Biggs of Cedar Hill; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Justen Pierce of Greenbrier; mother, Lenora Pearl Hudgens of Hendersonville; brothers, Fredie Hudgens Jr. of Greenbrier and Bruce Hudgens of Hendersonville; sisters, Paula Fisher of Greenbrier, Cindy Lewis of Hermitage and Judy Smith of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Keira, Kaitlyn and Koty Biggs, Bud Bollinger, Shelby, Courtney and Bethany Pierce.

Gregory Mathews
Services for Austin Mathews, 52, of Gallatin are 10 a.m. Wednesday (today), June 20, 2001 from St. John Vianney Catholic Church with Father David Choby officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville.
Mr. Mathews died Friday, June 16, 2001. He was a graduate of Michigan State University and employed by Orion Building Corp. of Nashville. He was preceded in death by his father, William Austin Mathews.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Mathews of Gallatin; mother, Artell Mathews of Muskegon, Mich.; one son, Michael Mathews of Gallatin; two daughters, Heidi Mathews of Adams and Ashley Mathews of Gallatin; two brothers, Mark Mathews, Grand Rapids, Mich. and David Mathews of Muskegon, Mich.; three sisters, Jane Jabari of Spring, Texas, Susan Mathews of Muskegon, Mich., and Kathy Heatley, Brighton, Mich.
Arrangements were made by Alexander Funeral Home.

Gail Dodge
Gail Ann Vitters Dodge, 59, of White House, died Monday, June 18, 2001 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Her remains were cremated. Austin and Bell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dodge was born in Queens, New York, Aug. 8, 1941. She was office manager for Metal Moulding Corp. in Madison. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Brown Vitters. Survivors include her husband, James A. Dodge; one son, Douglas Arthur Dodge of White House; daughter, Deborah Ann Sutton of White House; father, Bernard Vitters of Bonita Springs, Fla.; brother, Gary Vitters of Patchouge, N.Y.; sister, Lynn Ellen Buck of Crown Point, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Brandin Cade Sutton and Gabrielle Annaliese Sutton, both of White House.

Dolan Norton
Services for Mrs. Dolan Anderson Lynch Norton, 86, of Gallatin were 2 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2001 at Anthony Funeral Home with Brother Floyd Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Hartsville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were R. Draper Anderson, Robert Draper Anderson, Ron L. Jones, Thomas A. Rush, Thomas F. Rush and Randy West. Honorary pallbearers were managers and associates of the Hendersonville Wal-Mart.
Mrs. Norton died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gallatin. She was preceded in death by husbands Baugh Lynch and Virgil Norton.
She was survived by one daughter, Carolyn Lynch (Tommy) Rush of Gallatin; two grandchildren, Anne Rush-Jones of Gallatin and Thomas Anderson (Jacqueline) Rush of Jacksonville, Fla.; four great grandchildren, Evan Jones of Gallatin, and Taylor, Thomas and Isabella Rush of Jacksonville, Fla.; one step great grandchild, Austin Wheatley of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Claude (Tootsie) Anderson of Gainsboro and R. Draper (Treva) Anderson of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Doyle (Buford) Branham of Gallatin and Mrs. Eudelle (Vestel) Roberts and Mrs. Dorothy West, both of Cookeville.

Ollie Vanderpool
Services for Ollie Emma Vanderpool, 86, of Gallatin are 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2001 (today) at Bass Funeral Home in Carthage with Brother W.T. Spears and Brother H.E. Woodard officiating. Burial is at Ridgewood Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Ricky Woodard, Frank Vanderpool, Bobby Climer, Tony Owens, Tim Poore, Charles Grisham and Johnny Bush.
A housewife and a member of the Chestnut Mound Missionary Baptist Church, Mrs. Vanderpool died Monday, June 18, 2001. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Lee Vanderpool, and his parents Jim Smallwood and Izora Spivey.
She is survived by one sister Sina Bush, of Gordonsville and several nieces and nephews.

Cecil Corley Jr.
Services for Cecil L. Corley Jr., 74, of Madison, are 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2001, from Phillips-Robertson Co, 2707 Gallatin Road, Nashville, with Dr. Russ Corley officiating. Interment in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 1-5 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 (today).
Active pallbearers are Paul Corley, Max Lankes, Billy Burrus, Bobby Sellers, Andy Murphy, Phil Travis, Richard Corley and Bob McClendon. Honorary pallbearers are the Isaac Litton Alumni Association and David Adams.
He died Monday, June 18, 2001.
Mr. Corley was a member of the Madison Church of Christ. He graduated from Isaac Litton High School in 1945 where he played varsity football for three years and made All State.
Mr. Corley served in the U.S. Army and represented a part of Sumner County in the state legislature in the 1970s. He was the former Pontiac, Oldsmobile and GMC dealership owner in Gallatin for many years.
Mr. Corley was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Al Menah Shrine as well as an active member of the Gallatin Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Lankes.
Survivors include his daughter, Celia (Ron) Hosse; grandchildren, Heather and Hannah Murphy; brother, Joe Corley; half-brother, Bobby Patton; and half-sister, Betsy Butler.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Volunteer State Community College Scholarship Fund in the name of Cecil L. Corley Jr.

Donna Haynie
A memorial service for Donna Mae Haynie, 75, of Gallatin is 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2001 at the Madison campus of the Seven-Day Adventist Church on Larken Springs Road in Madison. Officiating are Rev. Dennis Stirewalt and Rev. Michael McKenzie.
Mrs. Haynie died Saturday, June 16, 2001.
She is survived by her husband, Charles F. Haynie, of Gallatin; one daughter, Judith Haynie (Leslie) Bergston of Old Hickory; one son, Michael (Gayle) Haynie of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Brad Haynie, Stephanie and Rodney Rufo, Heather and Troy Harris, and Ryan and Heidi Bergston; great grandchildren, Parker Rufo and Ethan Harris.
Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Nashville, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville. Newby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Clifton Harper
Funeral services for Clifton Odell Harper, 86, of Castalian Springs are 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 (today) from First Baptist Church with burial at Crestview. Officiating is Rev. Will Duncan, pastor of Rome Baptist Church.
Mr. Harper died Saturday, June 16, 2001 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. The son of Arnett and Cora Harper, he is a native of Trousdale County. He is retired from Enviromental Services.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Lee Harper. Survivors include sons, Franklin (Fay) Harper, Henry Odell (Georgia) Harper, Robert (Susan) Harper and Clifton Harper Jr., all of Gallatin; daughters, Dorothy (James) Burnley and Patricia (Rev. C. David) Randolph, both of Gallatin; brothers, Virgil Harper of Hartsville; Arthur Louis (Asilee Lee) Harper, M.D. (Elnora) Harper and Carney (Opal) Harper, all of Bethpage; sister, Mattie Lou Marshall of Bethpage; 15 grandchildren and seven great-granchildren.
Arrangements are by Strawther and White Funeral Home, Gallatin.

Tara Hays
Funeral services for Tara Georgeanne Hays, age 16, of Lebanon, formerly of Tompkinsville, Ky., are 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20 (today) from the First Baptist Church of Tompkinsville with interment in the White Cemetery.
Miss Hays died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the University of Louisville Hospital from injuries sustained Friday in a one-vehicle auto accident 1.4 miles south of Tompkinsville on Highway 163.
She was born in Barren County, Ky., Sept. 12, 1984 to Jack Glen Hays and Garnetta Davis Hays.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tompkinsville, attended Gallatin High School where she played varsity basketball and was a computer operator at Hometown Building Supply.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Julius Glen “Mousie” Hays and her maternal grandparents, George Ezra Davis and Edna Denton Davis.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Jack Glen and Jan Hays of Tompkinsville, Ky.; her mother, Garnetta Davis Hays of Lebanon; one brother, Jack Glen Hays II of Tompkinsville; two sisters, Michelle Browning and Tracey Jo Hays, both of Louisville, Ky; one step-sister, Amanda Leigh Nabors of Tompkinsville; her paternal grandmother, Johannah Hays of Tompkinsville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, which is in charge of arrangements, after 5 p.m. Monday.

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