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This page lists departed members of the class of LawCoHi1954.

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Nathan Lynn Crawford

Born: July 12 1936
Died: January 6, 2021

Age 84

Nathan Lynn Crawford

Nathan Lynn Nate Crawford, Sr. died January 6, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 84.

A private family funeral service will be held in Lawrenceburg.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years; a stepdaughter; two sons; one daughter; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Surviving also is faithful Beagle companion, Bristol Peyton.

Also surviving is his brother, W.T. Crawford. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim, and his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Crawford. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nashville.

He was born and reared in Lawrenceburg, and he was editor and co-publisher of The Democrat-Union in Lawrenceburg for 22 years. Although living in Nashville since 1985, he maintained many close friendships in Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County.

He was a third-generation newspaperman and graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he studied Journalism. At UT he was a letterman on the UT Varsity Swimming Team and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity.

Upon graduating, he returned to Lawrenceburg to join his father and uncle in the newspaper business. During his tenure as editor, The Democrat-Union was an eight-time winner of the Tennessee Education Association's prestigious School Bell Award for outstanding coverage of education in Lawrence County. the newspaper received numerous Tennessee Press Association awards including Best Editorial, Best Local Features, Best Local Pictures, Best Picture Story, and Most Improved Make-up and Appearance.

At the time of his death, he was on the Board of Trustees of the Tennessee Press Association Foundation. Earlier he served on the TPA Board of Directors and was a member of the TPA committee which created the Open Meetings Law (Sunshine Law) that continues in existence today.

During his years in Lawrenceburg, he was active in community affairs. He was president of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce when they constructed new Chamber offices from a 100-year-old log home which was moved from south Lawrence County and re-built in Lawrenceburg. This was done with all-volunteer labor throughout the entire reconstruction.

His other affiliations included Natchez Trace Parkway Development Commission; Lawrence County Bicentennial Committee Co-chairman; Lawrenceburg Fire Department 16 years; Kiwanis Club and member of the K-notes chorale; Lawrenceburg Industrial Board; Lawrenceburg Citizens Advisory Committee; South Central Tennessee Tourism Association; Chairman, Buffalo River District Boy Scouts of America; Knights of Columbus; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Minor League Baseball Coach six years; Pop Warner Football Coach four years. He was also a member of Lawrenceburg's VFW Post 1618 and American Legion Post 146 in Loretto.

After selling his interest in the newspaper in 1984 he resumed a fulltime career in the military, re-entering Active Duty with the Tennessee Army National Guard in Nashville at age 48 and remaining there until his retirement from the military. During his earlier military career he was a Navy Signalman aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Intrepid 1955, 56, 57.

Prior to his active-duty years with the Tennessee National Guard, he spent six years as a traditional Guardsman where he was the Non-Commissioned-Officer-in-Charge of the Public Affairs Detachment at State Headquarters in Nashville.

As an Active Duty soldier in the Tennessee Army National Guard, he was the Marketing and Advertising Director for the Guard's statewide recruiting program for more than 10 years. He retired at 60 as Director of Public Affairs for the Tennessee Guard both Army and Air. He later returned to the National Guard Public Affairs office as a civilian in 2003, where he worked for 10 more years. During his tenure with the Tennessee Military Dept, he served under eight different Adjutants General.

The family requests that instead of flowers, one may donate to Saint Mary's Catholic Church Restoration Fund, in Memory of Nate Crawford, P.O. Box 190606, Nashville, TN 38219 or their website: https://stmarysdowntown.org/ .

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Milton D. "Foxy" Griffin

Born: November 3 1936
Died: October 4, 2020

Age 83

Milton D. "Foxy" Griffin

Obituary for Milton D Griffin Milton D. Griffin, better known as "Foxy", age 83, resident of Ethridge, TN, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Foxy was the former manager of WDXE Radio. He enjoyed fishing and Wildcat basketball.

He is preceded in death by parents: Dewey and Loney Griffin; brother: Alton Griffin. He is survived by his wife: Sandra Griffin; sons: Dave Griffin and Jon Griffin; sister: Brenda Eisler; several nieces and nephews, special friends: Lisa Rouse and Justin Rouse, and many more in the mid-state region.

The family will celebrate his life in private with a service at a later date.

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting in of the arrangements. You may share your memories or sympathy's with the family at www.williamsfh.com.


To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Milton D Griffin please visit our Sympathy Store.

I found this tidbit about Foxy that was published on 20 Jan 1988 in the Nashville Tennessean:

"Jackie Cheatwood, who broadcasts rock 'n roll and morning madness daily over WDXE-FM, wrote:

Our sister station WDXE-AM on the air since 1951, plays a steady diet of country music, programmed by the best small-market program director in the country, Mike Harris.

It's held together by General Manager Milton "Foxy" Griffin.

When it comes to community involvement "Foxy" is the best. Our station helped raise over $30,000 for worthy local causes in the past 13 months."

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Robert E. "Sonny" Duke

Born: January 22, 1936
Died: July 31, 2020

Age 84

Robert Edward "Sonny" Duke

Robert Edward "Sonny" Duke, age 84, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.  He was a native of Davidson County, TN, retired former owner of Swap & Shop Center and a member of First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceburg.  He was also a former member of the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis Club's K-Notes and the Lawrenceburg Golf and Country Club.  Mr. Duke served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, General Arthur and Mary Forgy Duke; one daughter, Kayla Jean Duke Hood; and one sister, Juanita Duke Adcock.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Jane Duke of Lawrenceburg, TN; four children, Kimberly Sue Pennington of Franklin, TN, Kyle Edward Duke (Lynn) of Lawrenceburg, TN, Beth Duke Lerner of Lawrenceburg, TN, and Robert A. Duke (Daniyelle) of Placida, FL; son-in-law, Ricky Hood of Lawrenceburg, TN; one sister, Judy Birdsong of Lawrenceburg, TN; eight grandchildren, Blaize Duke Pennington, Miles Pennington, Josh Duke, Jase Duke, Ryan Mattox, Clara Lerner, Will Duke, and Harrison Duke; seven great-grandchildren, Cole Duke, Finn Duke, Miya Kate Duke, Cohen Duke, Luke Mattox, Hudson Mattox, and Kate Mattox.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:45 PM Sunday, August 02, 2020 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at First United Methodist Church at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 02, 2020, with Ed Trimmer officiating.  Interment will follow at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN with military honors.  Family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Nicaragua Scholarship Fund. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Edward "Sonny" Duke, please visit our floral store.

VISITATION

Sunday
August 2, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464


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Denver L. Trapp

Born: March 31, 1936
Died: July 24, 2020

Age 84

Denver L. Trapp

Denver L. Trapp, age 84, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at his residence.  He was a native of Lawrenceburg, TN, owner of Depot Street Barber Shop, and a member of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club.  Mr. Trapp served his country in the U.S. Navy. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy McKinley and Lorene Lanning Trapp; his wife, Mary Knox Chapman Trapp; one daughter, Debbie Trapp; and one great-granddaughter, Harper Thompson.He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Fisher (Randy) of Lawrenceburg, TN; two granddaughters, Rachel Fisher Thompson (Jessie) of Mt. Pleasant, TN and Laura Fisher Coyle (Chris) of Lawrenceburg, TN; and two great-grandchildren, Kyleigh Wallace and Isaac Coyle.Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2020 at Neal Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Monday, July 27, 2020, with Kevin Marston officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.  

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Denver L. Trapp, please visit our floral store.

Services

VISITATION
Monday
July 27, 2020
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Neal Funeral Home
231 N. Military Avenue
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
July 27, 2020

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Martha Anne Mathis Kennedy

Born: November 30, 1936
Died: June 30, 2020

Age 84

Martha Anne Mathis Kennedy

I received the following information from Nathan Crawford:

For some of the older members in this group - my sister-in-law Martha Anne (Mathis) Kennedy passed away last night after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She and my brother, Randall, had been married for 66+ years. She resided in Woodstock, Virginia. RIP sweet lady!

Obituary for Martha Anne Kennedy

The staff at Heishman Funeral Home Inc. sends condolences to the family of Martha Anne Kennedy.

Martha Anne Mathis Kennedy of Woodstock, VA, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.


Martha Anne was born in Lawrenceburg, TN on November 30, 1936 to the late Huford and Bertha Mathis. In her hometown she met Randy Kennedy and their love soared. Married in 1953, Martha Anne and Randy have been inseparable ever since.


Martha Anne was instrumental in community affairs at the schools all while raising her four children. Being involved in the children’s’ lives gave her great joy and love. Her influence extended far beyond her own children, as their friends were always welcome in her home.


A devoted wife and mother, she was a member of the Church of Christ. Martha Anne made sure her kids had a strong foundation of Church, Religion, and the teachings of the Bible. Her devotion to the Lord showed in her desire for her children to be good citizens, and she constantly gave back to all. Martha Anne was also a devoted volunteer for Shen Paco for many years.


Martha Anne is survived by her husband Randy, her daughters Randa Anne Kennedy (Lester Wetzel), Katrina Karoline Stroop (Doug Stroop), and her sons Randall Kennedy Jr. (Abbe Kennedy) and Bret Mathis Kennedy (Cathy Kennedy).


“Granny” is survived by grandchildren: Bethany, Gregory, Francie, Randall III, Kelsey, Kolter, Kaleb, Kayten, Boomer, Goosie, Kyle, and Carlin.


Fifteen great-grandchildren include: Aiden, Cade, Evan, Issac, Oliver, Mathis, Trivett, Adelynn, Kessley, Ellison, Whitlee, Emerson, Eli, Annabelle, and Knox.


The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. A special thank you goes out to all of the caregivers that helped with her care over the years.


All services will be private, with a memorial service planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shenandoah County Animal Shelter: 268 Landfill Rd. Edinburg, VA 22824 and to Shen Paco at 1032 Wissler Rd., Quicksburg, VA 22847.

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Charles Ollie Shands
Born: April 24, 1935
Died: May 18, 2020
Age 85

Charles Ollie Shands

Charles Ollie Shands, born April 24, 1935 in Collinwood, TN to Marie Nowlin Shands and Ollie Shands.  He passed away quietly Monday, May 18, 2020 at Countryside Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lawrenceburg, TN at the age of 85.

He lived in County Line.  He was a 1954 graduate of Lawrence County High School.  He spent a few years wiring houses before entering the Army. 

He served his country honorably from 1958 to 1960.  He attended Industrial Technical School while working in steel fabrication.  He then married the love of his life and raised two children and a grandson.  He was a charter member of the West End Community Club. 

He was always willing to lend a hand to neighbors and friends, loved gardening, camping, and raising livestock.  He worked at TVA and retired in 1996.  He was also a member of  Boilermaker's Local 455. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie and Marie Nowlin Shands; two brothers, Earl Shands (Delphine) and Johnny Shands; and one sister, Mary Ann Renshaw (Earl).

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Shands of Lawrenceburg, TN; one son, John Shands of Lawrenceburg, TN; one daughter, Sarah Shands Allen (Shannon) of Bellevue, NE; three grandchildren, William Barrett Shands of Moses Lake, WA, Courtney Allen and Christian Allen both of Bellevue, NE; and one sister-in-law, Peggy Shands of Lawrenceburg, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 21, 2020, with Harold Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Wayne County, TN with full military honors

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Ann Gallian Washburn
Born: September 11, 1936
Died: May 4, 2020
Age 83

Ann Gallian Washburn

Ann Gallian Washburn, age 83, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Monday, May 04, 2020 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN. She was a native of Appleton, TN, a homemaker, and of the Church of Christ Faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Clara Sills Gallian.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Washburn of Lawrenceburg, TN; two sons, James W. Washburn of Readyville, TN and Jeffrey Washburn of Barnegat Light, NJ; one daughter, Jannrea Washburn Gentry of McCalla, AL; and six grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Mimosa Cemetery at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 07, 2020.  Family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

Services

Graveside Service
Thursday
May 7, 2020

11:00 AM
Mimosa Cemetery
709 East Gaines Street
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
 


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Lillian Morrow Hills

Born: October 7, 1935 
Died: October 10, 2019
Age 84

Lillian Morrow Hills

October 7, 1935 - October 10, 2019

AIKEN, SC - Lillian Morrow Hills, 84, died Thursday, October 10 2019 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Born in Loretto, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late John Waldo Morrow and Preshie Elaine Burgess Morrow. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Pauline Gray and Rebecca Morrow.

She is survived by her devoted husband Willard Hills and daughters Cynthia Hills of Lawrence, Kansas;  Susan Murphy (husband Patrick Murphy), and grandsons Brian and Maxwell of North Reading, Massachusetts.

A graduate of Lawrence County High School, she attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Bowling Green Business College. She worked as a secretary for the federal government in Washington DC, where she met and married her husband Will in 1957. They enjoyed almost 62 years together and, as a Navy family, their life together was filled with adventure and travel. Their places of residence included New London, Connecticut; Charleston South Carolina; Kailua, Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; retiring in Aiken, South Carolina in 1989.

A private burial will be held in Massachusetts.   

SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC 29801

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Lester Beckman
Born: Before April, 1935
Died: March 13, 2020
Age 84

Lester Beckman

By  | March 14, 2020 | Filed under: Loretto Memorial Chapel, Obituaries

Lester Beckman , age 84 of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday March 13, 2020 at NHC Healthcare Lawrenceburg after an extended illness. He was a native of Lawrence Co,TN Retired from Beckman Metal Works A member of the National Guard, and a member of Lawrenceburg Christian Fellowship Church. Funeral Services will be held at Loretto Memorial Chapel on Monday March 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Mike Blackwood will be officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with Military Honors at Graveside.

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday March 16, 2020 at Loretto Memorial Chapel.

Survivors are:

Wife- Joyce Killen Beckman Lawrenceburg, TN

Son- Michael E. Beckman (Carol) Lebanon, TN

Daughters- Donna Cunningham Mt. Pleasant, TN

Diana Beckman Lawrenceburg, TN

Deborah Foreman (Bruce) Columbia, TN

Tammy Luna (Tommy) Leoma, TN

Brother- James Beckman Lawrenceburg, TN

Sisters- June Sandrell Lawrenceburg, TN

Doris Morris Lawrenceburg, TN

11-Grandchildren

26-Great Grandchildren

6-Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded In Death By:

Parents- A.G. & Margie McClarin Beckman

Brother- Robert “Bobby”Beckman

Sister- Betty Buechner

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William "Billy" L. Daniels

Born: February 20, 1937
Died: February 1, 2019
Age 81

Billy Daniel, age 81, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, February 01, 2019 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN.  He was a native of Wayne County, TN, retired nursing home administrator, and a member of New Prospect Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Austin and Willie Carolyn Bedford Daniel; his wife, Birtie Ruth Staggs Daniel; and one brother, Randy Lee Daniel.

He is survived by

One Son - Denny Daniel (Sandra), Murfreesboro, TN
One Daughter - Kim Fincher (Tony), Ethridge, TN
One Sister - Gail Wimbs, Lawrenceburg, TN
Six Grandchildren
Nine Great-Grandchildren

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  Graveside services and interment will be conducted at Kidd Cemetery at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 02, 2019, with Leslie Shadrick officiating.

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Nettie Mandy Glass Hagan

Born: September 8, 1935
Died: May 5, 2018
Age 82

Nettie Mandy Glass Hagan

Mrs. Nettie Mandy Glass Hagan age 82 of Leoma, TN passed away Saturday May 5, 2018 at NHC Healthcare Scott after an extended illness. She was a native of Lawrence Co, TN. A Homemaker and a Member of Missionary Baptist Copperus Branch Church.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Loretto Memorial Chapel at 2:00 PM. Jessie Littrell and Mickey Brackin will be officiating. Burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Loretto Memorial Chapel.

Survivors are:

Husband-           Donald Hagan                             Leoma, TN
Son-                  Roy Dale Hagan (Connie)             Leoma, TN
Daughter-          Melinda Hagan                            Lawrenceburg, TN
Grandson-         Steve Donald Hagan (Alice)          Leoma, TN
Several Nieces & Nephews Also Survive

Preceded in Death By:

Parents-     Loonie & Lillian Grisham Glass
7-Brothers- Lester, Jerry, Rufus, Hassell, Arnold, Austin & L.G. Glass
4-Sisters-   Maudie Craig, Clara Land, Jane Green & Grace White

The funeral service will be Wednesday at 2pm at Loretto Memorial Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 5 to 8.

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Randall Bruce Weaver

Born: January 11, 1937 
Died: January 21, 2018
Age 81

Randall Bruce Weaver, age 81, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at his residence.  He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, and a retired production superintendent in Dept. 59 from Murray Ohio with 38 years of service.  Mr. Weaver was a 50 year member of both the Mimosa Lodge No. 542 and the Order of the Eastern Star.  He was also a former member of Deerfield Baptist Church and a member of First Baptist Church-Killen where he served as a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Mahon and Gladys Hunt Weaver.

He is survived by Wife of 58 years - Jerrye Daniel Weaver, Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Sons -
Danny Bruce Weaver, Killen, AL
Jeffrey Lane Weaver (Jennifer), Gulf Breeze, FL

Four Grandchildren -
Tyler Gram
Jax Weaver
Hannah Weaver
Jake Weaver

Four Sisters -
Nellie Fraszewski, AZ
Wanda Martin, Leoma, TN
Linda McGee, Hammond, IN
Dorothy Fritts, Toledo, OH

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 25, 2018, with David McKelvey officiating.  Interment will follow at Deerfield Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN.

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I believe this is C. B. second from the right

C. B. Brazier

Born: October 13, 1935
Died: January 12, 2017
Age 82

C.B. Brazier, age 82, passed away on Friday Jan. 12, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.

C.B. was born on October 13, 1935 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Cornelius Brazier and Beatrice Staggs Brazier Daniel. C.B. was a business owner for over thirty years of Braziers TV Sales and Service in Lawrenceburg. He loved to play the guitar and gospel music. C.B. was a fantastic father and husband.

C.B. is survived by his wife of 18 years, Shirley Brazier; son Kenny (Kay) Brazier; daughter Gail (Tony) McNeese; step-daughters Frances (Terry) Mackin, Regina (Karl) Thompson, Tracey (Robby) Smith, and Misty (Greg) Wilburn; step-sons Howard (Tammy) Harbison, Terry (Karen) Harbison, and Jason Harbison; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

C.B. was preceded in death by his wife Wilma Tripp Brazier, daughter Derenda Kay Brazier Wilson, and son Michael Brazier.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.williamsfh.com.

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Noah Hammond Shannon

Born: December 16, 1935
Died: July 27, 2016
Age 80

Mr. Noah Hammond Shannon, age 80 of Lawrenceburg passed away on June 27th, 2016 at his residence. He was retired from Murray Ohio in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Jo Lopp Shannon; sons Noah "Bud" Shannon (Cindy) of Lawrenceburg and Joseph Dallas Shannon (Lori) of Indiana; step-son, Eddie Lopp (Mary) of Lawrenceburg; daughters, Kathy Pilkinton (Mike) and Betty Emerson (Roger); and step-daughter, Tammy Clayton (Stanley) all of Lawrenceburg; brother, James Shannon (Dale) of Antioch, TN; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Shannon; sisters, Ivene Johnson, Luthene Wilkerson and Uldene Wyatt.

Services will be held, Friday, July 28th, 2016 at, 10 am at Deerfield Baptist Church with Ben Emerson officiating and interment in Deerfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Deerfield Baptist Church, Thursday, July 28th, 2016, 5pm - 8pm.

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James Dunn Crowder

Born:  April 10, 1936
Died:  June 9, 2016
Age 80

Mr. James Dunn Crowder, age 80 of Lawrenceburg passed away on June 9, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Lawrenceburg, retired LT in the U.S. Navy and retired also from Lawrence County High School as a teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Lanning Crowder of Lawrenceburg, TN; one son, Kenneth Alan "Ken" Crowder and wife, Linda of Lewisburg, TN; two daughters, Karen Annette Crowder of Nashville, TN and Caroline Crowder Mapes and husband Tritt of Hernando, MS; six grandchildren, Schuyler Floyd, Caitlin Crowder, Dunn Crowder, Cooper Mapes, Keegan Mapes and Mackenzie Mapes.

Memorial Service will be held at Pettus-Turnbo Chapel, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 1 pm with Jonathan Weathers officiating and interment in Mimosa Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be held at Pettus-Turnbo, Monday, June 13, 2016, 11 am ~ 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Lawrence County High School Athletic Fund.

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Ann Locke Tidwell

Born:  December 11, 1935
Died:   June 06, 2016
Age:    80

Ann LockeTidwell, age 80, of Ethridge, TN passed away Monday, June 06, 2016 at NHC Healthcare of Lawrenceburg. She was a native of Lawrenceburg, TN, a homemaker, and a member of Ethridge Church of Christ.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Odelle Lindsey Locke; and her husband, Bill Tidwell.

    She is survived by

    One Daughter -     Julie Tidwell, Ethridge, TN

    One Son -     Eddie Tidwell, Murfreesboro, TN

    Two Grandchildren - Hannah Tidwell, Locke Tidwell

    Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, June 09, 2016 at Neal Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Friday, June 10, 2016, with David Stofel officiating. Interment will follow at Kidd Cemetery in Lawrence County, T



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Charles Leonard "Chuck" Rohling

Born: 24 August 1936 Lawrenceburg TN
Died: 26 May 2016 Greenville SC
Age: 79

Charles Leonard Rohling, 79, Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 26, 2016.

Charles "Chuck" was born to the late Bernard and Catherine Rohling in Lawrenceburg, TN on Aug 24, 1936.

Chuck was an extremely passionate family man who loved his work and his church. He served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force. He completed his Bachelors of Arts at Memphis State University going on to a successful career at Sun Health. At the time of his passing he was a real estate agent in the Greenville, SC, market. Chuck enjoyed many passions including carpentry, woodwork and gardening. His biggest passion however was his service to his church and his fellow man. He was a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus and served many other roles including Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator and District Deputy. Chuck was always there to help friends and family in whatever capacity they needed. Chuck was a member of Moose International since 2006.

Chuck was predeceased by his loving wife, Mary Ann Rohling, and is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Donna Howard Rohling.

Chuck was extremely loving and proud of his children, Charles Leonard Rohling Jr, of Greenville, SC; Kevin Bernard and Gaye Rohling of Hampton, VA; Denise Annette and Scott Rhoads, of Seneca, SC; Eric Christopher and Rena Rohling, of Southaven, MS; Danielle Marie and William Moseley, of Amelia Island, FL; Scott Timothy and Patty Rohling of Fountain Inn, SC; Marie and Andrew Gantt of Fountain Inn and Paul Lamont Rohling of Greenville. He was predeceased by his son Kurt Douglas Rohling.

He is survived by 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren,

Chuck is also survived by his siblings, Margaret Ann Holman, Wilfred Rohling, Jean Kollefrath, Richard Rohling, Kenneth Rohling, David Rohling, and James A. Rohling.

Chuck was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Recitation of the Rosary will be on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. followed by visitation from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown at 639 North Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Chuck at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Greenville, SC at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 2016. Following the Catholic Mass, Chuck will be laid to rest at Cannon's Cemetery, 1150 N Main St, in Fountain Inn, SC.
Cemetery Details
Cannon Memorial Park
1150 N. Main St
Fountain Inn, SC, 29644
Recitation of the Rosary
MAY 29. 06:00 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Visitation
MAY 29. 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Funeral Mass
MAY 30. 01:30 PM

St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

307 Gower Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29611

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Jerry Thomas Best

Born:  February 23, 1936
Died:  April 23, 2016

Jerry Thomas Best , age 80 of Lexington, AL passed away Saturday April 23, 2016 at Athens Limestone Hospital after a brief illness. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired from Murray Ohio, an Army Veteran, a member of Anderson Church of Christ, and served as Referee in Alabama and Tennessee.

Graveside Services will be held at Pettus Cemetery in Loretto, TN on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM. David Cox will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pettus Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday April 29, 2016 At Loretto Memorial Chapel.

Survivors are:

  • Daughter - Kelley Dawn Caudle Huntsville, AL
  • 2 Sons - Tony Donald Best Lawrenceburg, TN and Jeffery Todd Best Rogersville, AL
  • 2 - Grandchildren
  • Several Nieces & Nephews & Great Nieces & Nephews Also Survive

Preceded In Death By:

  • Parents - Denver & Lucile Crews Best 
  • Wife - Mary Evelyn Best
  • Sister - Judith Perkins

Family Request in lieu of flowers make Donations to Thadeus Green Memorial Scholarship University of North Alabama or The University of Tennessee Womens Basketball Team

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Wilma Faye Morgan Doss Coleman

Born:  Dec 5, 1935
Died:  March 19, 2016

Wilma Faye Morgan Doss Coleman was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee on December 5, 1935, the daughter of the late Noble and Beatrice Spears Morgan. She was united in marriage to Rev. Howard F. Doss in 1956. He preceded her in death August 4, 1983. She married the Rev. Don L. Coleman on June 27, 1987, who survives.

Mrs. Coleman had lived in Lawrenceburg, Lobelville, and Savannah, Tennessee. During her senior year in high school she was elected Vice President of her class and later served on the Reunion Committee for the Class of 1954. She was an Eastern Star and served as a Worthy Matron twice during her membership. She was also a member of the Savannah Art Guild, charter member of the first hospice in Hardin County where she served as secretary, and charter member of LifeSpan in Savannah, Tennessee. Mrs. Coleman was a tour leader for Travel Now Tours, President of the Cumberland Presbyterian Women and United Methodist Women, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was also a cookbook author, compiling cookbooks for East End and Campground United Methodist Churches, First Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Travel Now Tours.

Mrs. Coleman was a world traveler and enjoyed painting, poetry, reading, gardening, and needlework, especially crocheting and quilting,

Wilma Coleman departed this life on March 19, 2016 in Savannah, Tennessee, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, 14 days.

In addition to her husband, Rev. Don L. Coleman, she is survived by her daughter, Linda Doss Harris of Savannah, Tennessee; son, Jonathan Franklin Doss of Atlanta, Georgia; step children, Phil Coleman of Franklin, Tennessee, Sandy Coleman Clausel and Adam Coleman both of Savannah, Tennessee, and Toni Coleman Trice of Henderson, Tennessee; brother, Arlee Morgan of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; grandchildren, Calista Nicole Harris, James Daniel (J.D.) Clausel, Katie Grace Coleman, Kelli Jean Clausel, Kelsey Morgan Harris, Benjamin Scott Coleman, William Colton Trice, and twins, Rilee Jean and Austin Lewis Trice.

Memorial donations can be made to the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center, 935 Wayne Road, Savannah, TN 38372.   
    

Cemetery Details

Memory Gardens of Hardin County

17361 TN-69
Savannah, TN, 38372   

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Peggy J. Benson

Born: Sat., Oct 26, 1935
Died: Wed., Nov 30, 2015

Peggy J. Benson, born October 26, 1935,  passed away November 30, 2015 in Lawrenceburg, TN.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Bennett and Roxie Bailey Benson, and brother John Ed Benson.

She is survived by

Brother, Jim Benson (Betty), Moscow, Id
Brother, Howard Benson (Ginny), Lawrenceburg, Tn

Sister, Diane Benson Brewer (Ken) Ethridge, Tn

Several nieces and nephews survive including four special nieces
Amy Brewer Maguire (Greg), Culleoka, TN
Jan Benson Davis (Scott), Lawrenceburg, TN
Jill Brewer Smith (Chuck), Franklin, TN
Laura Benson Moore, Lawrenceburg, TN

She is also survived by special great niece and nephews, Lindsey and Evan Davis and Blaine Moore.

Peggy retired from American General in Nashville after 58 years of dedicated service. She was a season ticket holder of Vanderbilt Basketball for 17 years, as well as an avid Vandy baseball fan.
Peggy was a member of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. She was a beloved sister, aunt and friend.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, December 4, 2015 and from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 5, 2015. Interment will follow at Baker Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to Ethridge Church of Christ or Ethridge Elementary School.

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Sylvia Richmond Hayes

Born: Wed., Aug 19, 1936
Died: Sat., Aug 1, 2015

Sylvia Richmond Hayes, age 78, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Saturday, August 01, 2015 at Southern TN Regional Health System in Lawrenceburg, TN.  She was a native of Lawrence County, TN,  and graduated from Peabody University with a Master's Degree in music.  She was also a charter member and choir director of Immanuel Baptist Church where she played the organ.  Mrs. Hayes was the first band director of Loretto High School and retired from the school system after 49 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Blanche Richmond; one brother, Eddie Richmond (Becky); and one sister, Frances Freemon (Noble).

She is survived by

Husband -
Gene Hayes, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Brother -
Harold Richmond (Dean), Lawrenceburg, TN

Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Tuesday, August 04, 2015 with Michael Duff officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN.  Family suggests memorials be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Doris Daniel Huskey

Born: Sat., Mar. 7, 1936
Died: Sun., Mar. 8, 2015

 
Doris Daniel Huskey, age 79, of Hendersonville, TN passed away Sunday, March 08, 2015 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She was a native of Lawrence County, TN, retired Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service, a member of NAPUS, and of the Methodist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Rachel Casteel Daniels.

She is survived by

Two Daughters -
Lee Ann Gray Pinger (Marty), Hendersonville, TN
Nina Marie Daniels (Terry Bottoms), Nashville, TN

One Son -
William Scott Daniels, Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY

One Sister -
Shirley Daniels, Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Brothers -
Larry "Pete" Daniel, Thompson's Station, TN
David Daniel, Lawrenceburg, TN

Four Grandchildren -
Amber Daniel Heidesch, Brentwood, CA
Eric Daniels, Murfreesboro, TN
Alex Pinger, Hendersonville, TN
Evan Pinger, Hendersonville, TN

One Great-Grandchild -
Riley Marie Daniels

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015, with William Scott Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
 

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Julie Ann Daniels Hildenbradt

Born: July 25, 1937
Died: December 2, 2014

 
Julia "Judy" Ann Hildenbrandt age 77 of Lawrenceburg died Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cox Memorial Hospital in Branson, MO. She was a native of Lawrence County, TN and a member of Deerfield Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Don Hildenbrandt of Lawrenceburg; one son Terry Hildenbrandt of Murfreesboro, TN; one daughter Donna Ann Hildendrandt York of Christiana, TN; one sister Jerrye Faye Weaver of Lawrenceburg; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great grandchildren Harrison Jackson Harmoni, Grace Jackson and Jaxon Cornelius.

She was preceded in death by one son Alan Dale Hildenbrandt.

Funeral Service will be 2pm Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Pettus-Turnbo Chapel with Buddy Strickland and Tony Gordy officiating and interment in Deerfield Cemetery.

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1958

 
Charles Franklin "Sonny" Remke
Nashville, TN
17 Feb 1936 - 17 Oct  2014

Charles Remke, age 78 of Nashville, TN, passed away on October 17, 2014.

Charles was born in Lawrenceburg on February 17, 1936 to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Remke, Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Remke; sons, Chris (Amy) Remke, Patrick (Andrea) Remke and Phillip Remke (Harry McCormick); 5 grandchildren; sister, Jane Jones.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., with a Prayer Vigil at 6 p.m., at St. Henry Catholic Church. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Henry Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior.

A graveside service and Interment will be Monday at 4 p.m., at Calvary Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg, TN.Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, (615) 646-9292.

www.harpethhills.com
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tennessean/obituary.aspx?n=charles-remke&pid=172847476&fhid=14208#sthash.Z50Hr9Ka.dpuf

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Paul W. Ivey
17 Jan 1936 - 9 Aug 2014
 
Died at NHC Scott, Lawrenceburg, TN
 
Burial:
Lawrence County Memorial Gardens
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
 
Paul W. Ivey, age 78 of Lawrenceburg passed away August 9, 2014 at NHC Scott.   He was a native of Lawrence County, a retired School Teacher, member of the First Presbyterian Church, past director of God's Storehouse, Salvation Army Chairman and member of the Retired Teacher's Association.

He is survived by Wife, Carole Harris Ivey of Lawrenceburg, TN

One Daughter, Erica L. Ivey of Lawrenceburg, TN

He was preceded in death by his mother, Verdie Mae Strickland Ivey, seven brothers and two sisters.

Service will be held at Pettus-Turnbo Chapel, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 2pm with Rev. Robert Montgomery officiating and interment in Lawrence County Memorial Gardens private only at cemetery for family only.

Visitation will be held at Pettus-Turnbo Chapel, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm

Memorials may be made to Salvation Army, God's Storehouse and First Presbyterian Church.

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2013

 
James Earl Royse
8 August 1936 - 14 November 2013
Wife:  Jean Winifred Royse of Widnes, England
Children:  Nine
 
 
James Earl Royce, age 77, of Las Vegas Nevada passed away December 14, 2013 in Las Vegas.  He was born in Wayne County TN to Albert Earl Royse and his wife Frances Elnora Trapp.  He grew up in Lawrence County TN and graduated from Lawrence County High School in 1954.  

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Communications Technician.  He continued working in this field after his retirement from the Air Force.

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William George Gang, Jr.
19 July 1936 - 12 September 2013
 
 
William George Gang Jr, age 77, of Lawrenceburg TN passed away September 12, 2013.  He was born outside of Lawrenceburg in Ethridge TN to William  George Gang and his wife Clatilda Wilhelmena Oehmen. 

He grew up in Lawrence County TN and graduated from Lawrence County High School in 1954.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Nell Stephenson Gang, two sons, a daughter, and a sister.

Funeral Service were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:30 am with Father Joseph Mundakal officiating with interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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Eurice Franklin
1936 - January 24, 2013
 
 
Eurice Franklin, age 77, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a native of Lawrence County, TN,  a Farmer, a retired Painter, and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Opal Kelly Franklin.

He is survived by
Wife - Betty Jo Franklin, Lawrenceburg, TN
Daughter - Regina Franklin Williams (Fred Dow), Nashville, TN
Daughter - Beverly Franklin Wilson (Lance), Lawrenceburg, TN
Son - Keavin Franklin (Kelley), Lawrenceburg, TN
Daughter - Demetrice Franklin Cheatwood (Johnny), Lawrenceburg, TN

9 Grandchildren,
Vanisha Baize, Jessica Kidd, Eric Hooper, Nicholas Williams, Landon Williams, Lauren Franklin, Braxton Cheatwood, Logan Franklin, Kinley Cheatwood

6 Great-Grandchildren

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, January 25, 2013 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Mars Hill Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 26, 2013, with Bro. Mickey Brackin officiating. Interment will follow at Shaw Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.
 

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George Robert Lowery
1936 - 14 June 2012
 
 
George Lowery, 76, left this world peacefully June 14, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family.

George is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Ledet Lowery, his daughter, Kellie Lowery Byers, son-in-law, Steve Byers, and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Sydney Byers.

George enjoyed golf, the country life, and cheering on his beloved New Orleans Saints. He was a kind spirited and witty man who touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

The family will hold private services. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation in his name to the American Cancer Society. Please feel free to sign the guest book and leave a note on your favorite memory of George.

George is the son of George Amuel Lowery (1900-1960) and Eula M. Stephens (1902-1983.

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Sammy Boyd Bonee
16 July 1934 - 25 December 2011
Wife:  Marguerite Ann Morgan
Children:  Rev. William Morgan Bonee, Marion Jeanell McReynolds, Michelle Ann Wakefield.

Sammy Boyd Bonee,  77 of, Muscle Shoals passed away December 25, 2011.  He was a Minister in the Church of the Nazarene.  He held a Doctorate degree in Theology from Bethany Theological Seminary in 1984.  He previously lived in Texas, Georgia, and Oklahoma before moving to Alabama.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 27, from 6-8 pm at Colbert Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday December 28, in the chapel, with burial to follow in Colbert Memorial Gardens. The Reverend James Elbert Smith is officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Morgan Oscar and Bessie Elizabeth Prince Bonee, two brothers, Edward and Calvin Bonee.

Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Morgan Bonee

Son, William M. Bonee (Susan) of Muscle Shoals, AL

Daughters, Jeanell Ball from Centre, AL and Michelle Wakefield (Brandon) of Sylvan Springs,AL

Brother, Glen Bonee (Betty) of Lawrenceburg,TN

Sister, Susie Fleeman of Lawrenceburg,TN

Grandchildren, Meagan Bonee Hallmark, Kayleigh Bonee, Dylan McReynolds, Zaidan Wakefield, Zane Wakefield.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the building fund at Muscle Shoals Church of the Nazarene

2118 E. 6th Street, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

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Martha Watson Kilburn
September 5, 1935 - March 28, 2011
 
Martha Watson Kilburn age 75 of Lawrenceburg died Monday, March 28, 2011 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. She was a homemaker, a member of OK Baptist Church and a member of Lawrence County Antique Tractor Club.

She is survived by one son Greg (Denise) Kilburn of Lawrenceburg; two daughters Tinker (Stan) Threet of Lawrenceburg and Janet (David) Niedergeses of Lawrenceburg; five brothers James D., Folly, Glenn, Kenny and Travis Watson all of Lawrenceburg; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rufus Eugene Kilburn and her parents Ben Watson and Lorene Johnston Watson.

Funeral Service will be 2pm Thursday March 31, 2011 at OK Baptist Church with Bro. Chad Moore officiating and interment in Ok Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5pm till 8pm Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home.

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Jane Carolyn Simms Ball 
February 13, 1936 - January 4, 2011
 
Jane Carolyn Ball, age 74, of Nunica passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at the Leila & Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence.

She was born February 13, 1936, in Collierville, Tenn., to Tom and Cordie (Livingston) Simms. She married William H. Ball on March 26, 1958, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Jane served as an elder for Spring Lake Presbyterian Church where she was a member. She belonged to the Grand Haven-Spring Lake Order of the Eastern Star and the West Shore Jazz Society. She worked alongside her husband at their veterinary practice in Marne for 40 years. Later, she worked in the garden center at Walmart for 10 years. She enjoyed her family, many friends, gardening, music, traveling, golf and bird watching.

Jane is lovingly remembered by Bill, her husband of 52 years; three daughters: Marie (Phil) Anderson of Portland, Mich., Brenda (Dan) Rose of Richmond, Va., and Nancy (Charlie) Nienhouse of Norton Shores; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Simms, Ed.D., of Taos, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The service for Jane will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jen Porter officiating. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Coopersville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in honor of Jane may be given to Harbor Hospice or Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at
www.vbkfuneralhome.com

The family is being served by VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home of Spring Lake.

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Dolores Brannon Foreman
 abt 1936 - December 8, 2010
 







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James Ratcliff Nation
October 30, 1935 - October 5, 2010

Mr. James Ratcliff Nation, age 74 of Lawrenceburg died October 5, 2010
at Crockett Hospital. He was a native of Lawrence County, U.S. Army Major during the Vietnam Era with Green Beret 82nd Air Borne Division. He was a member of the
St. Mary’s Methodist Church in GA, Local Masonic Lodge – Shriners and member of the David Crockett Long Hunter’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Evelyn Reed Nation of Lawrenceburg, TN; three sons, Keith Nation of Lawrence County, TN, Kevin Nation of Smyrna, TN, Kenneth (Shelia) Nation of Lawrenceburg, TN: three grandchildren, Amelia, Dillon & Heather Nation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester V. & Mary L. Ratcliff Nation and one brother, Bill Nation.

Graveside Service at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1 pm with Bobby Gobble officiating and interment in Lawrence County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Friday, October 8, 2010, 2 to 7 pm at Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home.

There will be full Military Honors at the cemetery.

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Martha Ruth Holt Wayne
June 12, 1936 - Oct. 4, 2010

Martha H. Wayne, 74, Palmetto, died October 4, 2010.

Born in Diagonal, Iowa, she moved to Florida in 1996 from Cullman, Alabama and she previously lived in Attleboro, Massachusetts for 35 years.

She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Attleboro, MA.

She was a graduate of Lawrence County High School in 1954 and she attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt University for two years and graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1970 with highest distinction. She taught Home Economics and Child Development at Attleboro High School for nineteen years. She enjoyed taking cruises.

Predeceased by her parents, Rev. Homer C. and Alice Reid Holt; survived by husband of 55 years, William L. of Palmetto, FL; son, John (Gail) of Warwick, RI; sister Laura Lee (Randy) Wheeler of Attleboro, MA; brother, Edward Holt of AR; sister, Mary Owen of Jasper, AL, Rebecca Johnson of Aiken, SC; and five grandchildren, Craig Wayne Wheeler, Katelyn Mary Wheeler, Heather Wayne Johnson, Jordan Paige Wayne and the late Megan Elizabeth Wayne.

Services will be a Memorial Service 12 Noon Friday October 8, 2010 at the Sun Key Village Clubhouse 8607 26th Avenue East, Palmetto, FL 34221. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel 604 43rd Street West, Bradenton, FL 34209 in charge. Memorial Donations may be made to TideWell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238.

Published in Bradenton, FL October 6, 2010 in The Herald Newspaper

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Carl Everett Troup 
September 3, 1936 - January 25, 2010 
 
Lakeland- Carl E. Troup, Sr, 73, died Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of kidney failure.
 
Born Sept 3, 1936 in Lawrenceburg, TN, Mr. Troup has been a resident of Lakeland for ten years, moving from Bartow. He was with the Boilermakers Union for many years prior to being a Business Broker in Realty sales.
 
He was a member of Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church in Bartow; the Bartow Breakfast Lions club holding several offices including Florida district 35-1 Governor from 1997-98.
 
He was preceded in death by his son: Carl Troup, Jr.; father & mother: William & Leora Troup; brother: James Troup; sister: Willowdean Jones.
 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Patricia "Pat" Whitaker Troup; son: Ron & wife Trish Troup; daughter: Beth & husband Chuck Weaver all of Lakeland. 3 sisters: Dorothy Clayton of Brooklyn MI; Mary Nell Ezell of Lawrenceburg, TN & Sue Horne of Columbia, TN; 10 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren.
 
Family will receive friends Sunday, Jan 31, 2-4 pm at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow.
 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb 1, at 11 am, at Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church, 1125 Hwy. 17 S, Bartow.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Patricia "Pat" Whitaker Troup; son: Ron & wife Trish Troup; daughter: Beth & husband Chuck Weaver all of Lakeland. 3 sisters: Dorothy Clayton of Brooklyn MI; Mary Nell Ezell of Lawrenceburg, TN & Sue Horne of Columbia, TN; 10 grandchildren & 8 great grandchildren.
 
Family will receive friends Sunday, Jan 31, 2-4 pm at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow.
 
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb 1, at 11 am, at Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church, 1125 Hwy. 17 S, Bartow.

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Theo R Jones 
October 11, 1936 - January 19, 2010    

Theo Randall Jones, age 73, of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, died Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at NHC Healthcare of Scott in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was a native of Ethridge, Tennessee , retired executive director of South Central Tennessee Tourism , and a member of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church . He was also a member of Lawrenceburg Golf and Country Club. His parents were the late Van Thomas Jones and Floye Violet Brian Jones . He was also preceded in death by one son, Tim Jones, two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife ,Joyce McKelvey Jones of Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Sons,
Randy Jones and wife, Gina of Lawrenceburg, TN
Mike Jones of Smyrna, TN

Two Sisters,
Betty Kobeck of Ethridge, TN
Reita Burress of Ethridge, TN

Two Brothers,
A.B. Jones of Virginia
Donnie Jones of Lawrenceburg, TN

Two grandchildren,
Cassie Jones of Lawrenceburg, TN
Cori Jones of Lawrenceburg, TN
 
Visitation and Services
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Ave., Lawrenceburg, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, January 23, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, January 24, 2010 ,with Brad Holliman officiating. Interment will follow at Old Ethridge Cemetery in Ethridge, Tennessee.

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Gene A. Boyd
14 Nov 1934 - 29 Dec 2009

Gene Allen Boyd, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with Leslie Shadrick officiating. Burial will follow in Shaw Cemetery. Visitation wil be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

He was a native of Lawrence County.  He retired from Insulators Local Union No. 25 in Detroit, Mich., after 37 years to work the family farm in Lawrenceburg and was a member of the Church of Christ. His parents were the late William "Hub" and Virgie Boyd. 

Survivors include wife Thelma Davis Boyd of Lawrenceburg, children Nancy Reedy, Melissa Rochelle and Shelley Boyd of Lawrenceburg, Steve Boyd of Woodhaven, Mic.; brothers and sisters Bobby Boyd of Black Lake, Mich., Charles Boyd of Lewisburg, Louise Bates, Sue Lightfoot and Donna Crews of Lawrenceburg, Gayle Hargis of Birmingham, Ala., and Faye Sherman of San Mateo, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. 

He is buried in Shaw Cemetery which dates back to 1899.

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Doyle Landon Perry 
June 12, 1935 - December 23, 2009    

Doyle Landon Perry, age 74, of Summertown, Tennessee died Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. He was a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee, a 1954 Graduate of Lawrence County High School , retired from Murray, Inc. after forty two years, and was a member of Summertown Baptist Church.

His parents were the late Albert Jefferson Perry and Bessie Amy James Perry .

He is survived by his wife, Louise Keeter Perry of Summertown, TN

One sister, Christine Aaron and husband, Clyde J. of Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Daughters, Linda Durham and husband, Miley of Lawrenceburg, TN
Barbara Crews and husband, Monte of Columbia, TN

Two Sons, Donnie Perry and wife, Sandra of Summertown, TN
Keith Perry and wife, Karla of Summertown, TN

Eight grandchildren, Ryan Durham, Shelly Boston,
Jamie Perry , Todd Perry, Wendy Powell, Tyler Crews,
Shaun Perry and Daylan Perry

Thirteen great-grandchildren

Preferred Charities and Donations - The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Summertown Baptist Church mission funds.
 
Visitation and Services
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Ave., Lawrenceburg, Tennessee where the family will receive friends Saturday, December 26,2009 form 11:AM until 3:PM. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home Saturday, December 26,2009 at 3:PM with Howard Kitter, Ryan Durham and Steve Aaron officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
 

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Norman Marston
1936 - Tuesday 3 November 2009

Norman began his teaching career in 1856, teaching for nine years in a self-contained classroom.  He served as Principal for eight years at Ingram Sowell and seven years at E.O. Coffman.
 
Norman Marston, age 73, of Leoma, passed away Tuesday 3 November 2009. He was a native of Leoma, retired from the Lawrence County School System, a member of the Mars Hill United Methodist Church, a member of the Lions Club, The Gideons, Retired Teachers Association and a board member of the Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Marston of Leoma, one son, Jeff of Leoma, two brothers, Ed and Johnny Marston both of Leoma and one sister, Martha Dickey of Leoma. 1 grandchild survives.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 Mars Hill United Methodist Church with Billy Beal officiating. Burial will be in the Dunn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 Thursday at Neal Funeral Home. Donations may be made to the Mars Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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Shelby Jean Barnett Purcell
October 10, 1936 - April 4, 2009

 Shelby Jean Barnett Purcell, age 72, of Leoma, Tenn., died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, Tenn.
 
She was a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee, an accountant, bookkeeper, a car and antique dealer, and a member of Leoma Baptist Church.
 
Her parents were the late William Hershel and Aileen Hughes Barnett.
 
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Barnett.
 
She is survived by her husband, J.O. Purcell of Leoma, TN. One Daughter, Sam Purcell of Leoma, TN. Two Sisters, Betty Murrell and husband, Ralph of Loretto, TN and Nell Hood of Lawrenceburg, TN. Three Brothers, J.C. Barnett and wife, Marge of Loretto, TN, Mack Barnett and wife, Nancy of Atlanta, GA and Roger Hughes and wife, Sandy of Lawrenceburg, TN. Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law, Ted and Betty Copeland of Dundee, MI. Several nieces and nephews. Numerous other family members and friends.
 
Visitation and Services
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Ave., Lawrenceburg, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Funeral service will be at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 8, 2009 . Interment will be at Leoma Cemetery in Leoma, Tenn.
 

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Leon Landon Edwards
September 22, 1936 - October 24, 2008
  
Landon Leon Edwards, age 72, of Loretto, Tennessee., died Friday, October 24, 2008, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

A native of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee,he was the son of the late H.C. Edwards, Sr. and Roxy Rasbury Edwards. He was retired from South Tennessee Marketing, a company he founded in 1985.  He is a Navy veteran, member of the Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church of Loretto .

He is survived by his wife, Sherry Lynn Looney Edwards of Loretto, TN and one Son, Floyd Edwards of Greenville, TN.

A Step Son, Chris Lumpkins of Mt. Juliet, TN and a Step Daughter, Lori Walters and husband, Harvie of Loretto, TN.

One Sister, Colleen Keith of Chattanooga, TN Two grandchildren, Mitch Walters of Loretto, TN Carlie Walters of Loretto, TN
 
Visitation and Services: Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Ave., Lawrenceburg, Tenn., where the family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, October 26, 2008. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 7:00 PM Sunday, October 26, 2008 ,with Anthony Potts officiating.

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William Edgar `Bill` Chambers II
1933 - Sep 26 2008

 William Edgar `Bill` Chambers III, 75, Clarksville, died Friday, September 26, 2008, at Gateway Medical Center. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel. Burial will be in Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, TN.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.

A Masonic Service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Chapel.  Bill was active in the Masonic Lodge where he held a number of offices, including High President of the Chapter.

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born August 17, 1933 in Lawrenceburg, TN and was the son of the late, William E. Chambers Jr. and Rachel Bryan Chambers.

Mr. Chambers was a Chemist with the State of Tennessee and a graduate of Austin Peay State University.

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John Gwyndol Love
10 Oct 1936 - 27 Jul 2008

Rev. J. Gwyndol Love was a native of Lawrence Co., TN, a retired Pastor, and a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Love and his parents, John and Emma Sue Jennings Love.

He is survived by two daughters, Annette Hagan of Lawrenceburg, TN and Cheryl Bradberry of Charlotte, NC. Four brothers, Fred Love of Navarre, FL, Jimmy Love of Hendersonville, TN, David Love of Greenbrier, TN and Dr. Charles Love of Lawrenceburg, TN. Two sisters, Maggie Turner of Orlando, FL and Ruth Putman of Odenville, AL. Three grandchildren, Kristen and Kara Hagan of Lawrenceburg, TN and Kaitlyn Bradberry of Charlotte, NC. Brother-in-law, Chester Alley. Sister-in-law, Cleda Williams. Several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Loretto Memorial Chapel with Steve Headrick officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Lawrence Co., TN.
 

He was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Red Hill, Lawrence County, TN
 
 

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WAYNE THOMPSON
4 Aug 1935 - July 10, 2008

Wayne Thompson, 72, a man with many friends in Lawrence County, died Thursday, July 10th at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following surgery.

Born and raised in Lawrenceburg, he was the son of the late Edgar and Gertrude Thompson. He and his family have lived in Atlanta for the past 37 years.

He graduated from Lawrence County High School in 1954 and attended Memphis State University. He was also a veteran of the US Air Force.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Gretchen Shelton Thompson of Atlanta; a daughter, Molly Hottel, and her husband, Joe; grandsons, Dean and Grant of Decatur, Georgia; and several, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Wayne Thompson was a talented cartoonist and bass singer. In more recent years, a high point of every week was the time he spent working the front desk at Canterbury Court in Atlanta, an apartment complex for seniors. While working there he became part of a singing group, “The Canterbury Four,” who routinely entertained the residents and guests with barbershop and gospel songs. He was the “baby” of this unique group, the oldest member being almost 94.

He will be remembered by his many friends as a man with an extraordinary sense of humor, possessing an incredibly quick wit and one who was a “master of the one-liners.”

A memorial service will be held at Patterson Oglethorpe Hill funeral home in Atlanta on Friday, July 18th at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.

A private reception will be held at Canterbury Court for family members and residents of the apartment complex immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

ATLANTA: Roy Wayne Thompson, brought joy in song

By Kay Powell
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/17/08

By chance and on a hum, Wayne Thompson escaped utter boredom.

The former salesman pronounced one Sunday afternoon that he was bored to death, said his wife, Gretchen Thompson of Atlanta. She was reading the want ads and had seen one for the weekend front desk at Canterbury Court, a retirement community in their neighborhood.

"I told him, go next door and get this job. It would be perfect for you, and he did. He got it," Ms. Thompson said. For six years, 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Mr. Thompson manned the front desk.

"The residents just took him to heart, and he did likewise," said his supervisor, Canterbury Court marketing director Bob Noble of Athens.

When he heard the weekend security guard humming a gospel song, Mr. Thompson chimed in with his deepest bass and found his next happy niche, his wife said.

The memorial service for Roy Wayne Thompson, 72, of Atlanta is at 2 p.m. Friday at H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill. He died July 10 following surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital.

"He had a beautiful, resonating, deep, deep bass voice seldom heard outside professional singers, especially gospel singers," said the weekend security guard and longtime gospel singer Ken Campbell of Ellenwood. "I can get below E flat, and he went on down another half octave below that all the way to A flat with very little effort."

Mr. Thompson recruited residents Alex M. Johnston, called Mac, and Leroy Howell, whom he knew sang barbershop quartet. They became the Canterbury Four entertaining within their community and for other older people and singing at funerals and in churches. Mr. Johnston is 93, and at 72, Mr. Thompson was the baby of the group, Mr. Campbell said.

"We got together and sounded doggone good, if I do say so myself," Mr. Johnston said. Residents thought they sounded doggone good, too, and regularly asked them to perform.

Mr. Thompson was a lifetime spontaneous singer. "He sang with everything," his wife said. Canterbury Four was his showcase, and "Down by the Riverside" was his signature song.

"He favored that one because he could show off his deep bass voice," Mr. Johnston said. "He could get way down on that, really hit the bottom."

Beyond being fun to sing with, Mr. Thompson was the greatest friend he ever had, he said. Two years ago, Mr. Johnston wrestled with the decision to give up driving. "When you lose your car, you lose your independence. He said, 'Look, you shouldn't be driving, and I'll be your driver.' "

That began an adventure in lunches and shopping for the men. "We hit every barbecue place in the tri-county area," Mr. Johnston said. Their conversations ranged from music to mutual friends to politics, a favorite interest of Mr. Thompson's, whose nephew is former senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson.

At Canterbury Court, Mr. Thompson probably knew all 280 residents, which ones enjoyed his teasing and which liked his jokes and how to brighten each one's day.

"He was rock solid and straightforward," Mr. Noble said.

"There was nothing false about him. He really looked forward to being here. You obviously don't come across a person like that every day."

Survivors other than his wife include his daughter, Molly Hottel of Decatur, and two grandsons.

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Carl Tom Hudson
1936 - Dec 9, 2006
 
HUDSON, Tom—Age 70 of Ethridge, TN. Died Saturday, December 9, 2006 at his home after a brief illness. A native of Ethridge, he was the son of the late Carl and Dena Hudson. He was a long standing member of the Ethridge Church of Christ where he served on the mission committee and was on the Executive Board of the Christian Home.
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He spent three years of active duty in the U.S. Army Infantry Division. The remainder of his twenty seven years was spent in the Reserve and National Guard attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He operated a 1,000 acre crop and cattle farm in Ethridge, Brace and Campbellsville.

He was Past President and CEO of the Bank of America of Lawrence County retiring after twenty seven years with the bank; on the Board of NRCS of Lawrence County and Farm Bureau; Past President of Lawrenceburg Kiwanis Club; Past President of 21st Century Council; and taught school at L.C.H.S. from 1963-1968.

He was honored as Lawrence County Jay-Cee Outstanding Man of the Year in 1966.

Survived by his wife, JoCarolyn Sharp Hudson; children, Carla Hudson of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Leah Remke and husband Rob ol Lawrenceburg, Will Hudson and wife Linda of Ethridge; brothers, Jim Hudson of Mt. Pleasant and Bobby Hudson of Ethridge; five grandchildren, Emily, Elizabeth and Ella Hudson of Ethridge, Caroline and Daniel Remke ol Lawrenceburg.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2006 at Ethridge Church of Christ with Dennis Jones officiating. Burial will follow in John Lay Cemetery. Visitation on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at NEAL FUNERAL HOME, (931) 762-9447

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Warren Dale "Dick" Jones
23 Mar 1936 - 9 Oct 2006
Burial:  John Lay Cemetery,
Ethridge, TN 

Warren Dale (Dick) Jones is the son of James Andrew and Naomi Grave Chapin Jones. He married Joyce Ann Spink 3-28-1958 in Iowa. They had two daughters, Joy Lynne and Darle Sue Jones.

Dicky as we knew him in high school, survived cancer, heart attacks and both hip replacements.

From the Albuquerque Journal:

JONES -- Warren "Dick" Jones, USAF retired, passed away on October 9, 2006 at the VA Hospital following a brief illness. Dick was a longtime resident of Albuquerque.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter, Joy Wolfe, husband, Terry, grandchildren, Kevin and Lisa; daughter, Darla Henson, husband Ray, grandchildren Kyle, Hanna and Marley, all from Arizona.

Visitation will take place at Riverside Funeral Home October 12, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held October 13, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church, 11515 Lomas Blvd. NE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.

From The Democrat Union Newspaper:

Warren "Dick" Jones, age 70, of New Mexico, passed away Monday October 9th, 2006 and was cremated. He was a native of Lawrence County and an army veteran (actually an Air Force retiree).

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Jones, and two daughters, Joy Wolfe and Darla Henson both of Arizona. 5 grandchildren survive.

Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 at the Ethridge Masonic Cemetery with full military honors. Neal Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.

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Barbara Poag Tetley de Bassim
3 Oct 1937 - 27 Sep 2006
 

 
 TETLEY de BASSIM, Barbara (POAG); 68; Lawrenceburg TN; DemocratUnion; 9/27/2006
 
 

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Delbert Berryhill
1936 - Sep 6 2006
Delbert was our class President.
 
BERRYHILL, Delbert D., 70, of Hudson, Florida, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at home in Hudson, Florida.

He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. and moved here from Detroit, Mich. in 1988. He worked for the City of Detroit as an account with increasing responsibilities He retired in 1987 as a Assistant Executive Secretary of the City of Detroit Retirement System with 30 years service.  After retiring he moved to Hudson FL.

He was also a US Army veteran, peacetime, and a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Hudson.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Berryhill of Hudson; sons, David Berryhill of Palatine, Ill., Jerry Aytes of Mooresville, Ind. and Jeffrey Berryhill of Clinton Township, Mich.; daughter, Shari Alexander of Hudson; sister, Jewell Koerner of Hudson; and six grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral HomeHudson Avenue chapelHudson

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1955 at MTSU

 Rex Dene Burks
15 Jun 1935 - 29 Nov 2005
 
 
Rex D. Burks, 70, of Fort Myers, FL, died November 29, 2005. He was born in Lawrenceburg, TN, a son of Herman Lee and Velma Rose Burks, he moved to Fort Myers from Lawrenceburg in 1956. 

He was the owner of H.L. Burks & Sons Construction Co. which did commercial and residential construction in the area for many years, he retired in 1995.

Rex was a member of Tropical Lodge 56 F&AM, Araba Temple.  He drove children from the area to the Tampa Shrine Children's Hospital for many years. He enjoyed playing cards and the stock market. 

Mr. Burks is survived by his wife of 49 years L. Ruth, his children Barry (Iline) Burks, Deanne Smith, Michael (Lisa) Burks all of Fort Myers, his brother Roger (Mary) Burks of Fort Myers, his grandchildren Tiffany, Clint, Lauren, Clayton, Josh, Lindsay, Nolan, his great-granddaughter Lily. He was predeceased by his sister Loquita Maddox.A.

Memorial funeral service celebrating his life will be conducted in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday at 3 PM, the family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service 2-3 PM.

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Jewei Dean Wilson Trice
21 Feb1936 - 25 Nov 2005
 
Lawrence Co. native; daughter of Edwin Bell & Nettie Florence Wilson Parker; widow of Harold Dean Trice who died in 1992.  Buried in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Maury County, TN.

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Betty Jo Moore
20 March 1933 - 23 October 2004 
 

Betty Jo Moore, 71, of Springfield, and formerly of Lawrenceburg, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with close family friend, Rev. Bobby Gobble officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.
Miss. Moore was born March 20, 1933, in Lawrence County to the late Nell Crews and Clyde Moore.

She was a member of East End United Methodist Church in Lawrenceburg and was a retired bookkeeper for her family-owned business, Moore Milling Company in Lawrenceburg.

She was devoted to her family and loved the fellowship of the Bible Class at The Holiday House in Springfield, where she lived.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Patty Moore; niece and nephew-in-law, Kelli and Jerry Bush; nephew, Will Moore and great-nephews, Patrick Cole Bush and Carter Owen Bush, all of Springfield.

Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Geneva Moore
7 August 1935 - 7 April 2004

Geneva Moore Wilson, age 68, of Toledo OH passed away on April 7 2004 in her home.  Her obituary appears to the right. 

Geneva is a daughter of William Henry Lee Moore (1896-1974) and Ola Hayes (1899-1959).  She had three brothers and one sister and one sibling who died as an infant.  She graduated in the class of 1954 from Lawrence County High School.

Geneva in the middle with her siblings

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Helen Boynton Ayers
12 May 1936  - 31 Oct 2002
Buried: Mimosa Cemetery
 
Father:  Andrew D. Boynton
Mother:  Rena B. Boynton
 








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Terrebonne Parish (LSD-1156)

 
Don Daniels
8 May 1935 - 11 Nov 2001
 
 
William Donald Daniels was walking on the railroad track near his home in Chapel Hill with his head set on listening to music when he was run over by a freight train and killed.  He is the son of Jasper "Jap" W. Daniels and Mattye Lou Featherstone.

Don was born and grew up in Lawrenceburg.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving four years as a Radioman aboard the Terrebonne Parish (LST0156).  He also was active in the Tennessee National Guard.  He retired from the General Motors Saturn plant in Spring Hill.  

Don is buried in the Lawrence County Memorial Gardens.

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Richard Davies

Mary Nell Higgens
Born 3 Jan 1937 Coldwater, Lincoln Co, TN
Died 16 Jan 1998 Yuba City, Sutter Co., CA
Husband: Richard Lee Davies
Born 12 Oct 1940 Frankfort IN
Died 6 Feb 2015 Yuba City CA
Father: Thomas Wiley Higgins (1905-1962)
Mother: Beulah O. Patterson (1908-1982)

Richard Lee Davies, 74, passed peacefully at his home in Yuba City, February 6, 2015. Dick was born in Frankfort, Indiana to Alvin and Leona (Sheets) Davies on October 12, 1940, the third of four children. Raised on a farm, he attended Rossville High School (Class of 1958), then Purdue University where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering and a commission in the United States Air Force.

After completing his Air Force flight training, he was assigned to the first squadron of RF-4s and shipped out to Vietnam, beginning a career in reconnaissance. Dick was then assigned to Alconbury, England, where he flew the Phantom over Europe, married Mary Nell Higgins and had their twin daughters, Lisa and Dina. In 1970, Captain Davies joined the U-2 program then at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona and soloed on his first flight on April 16, the 260th pilot to fly the aircraft. While in Tucson, son, Tom, joined the family.

Following a staff tour at Ramstein AFB, Germany, the Davies' came to Beale AFB and settled in Yuba City. Dick continued to fly the U-2 all over the world, including several temporary assignments in Thailand before the end of the Viet Nam war. Major Davies retired from the Air Force in 1984 and went to work for Lockheed/NASA flying the ER-2 for several years.

Dick cared for his wife until she lost her own battle with cancer, then joined the team that was contracted for the U-2 training program as a pilot instructor and Subject Matter Expert (SME), maintaining his connection to the reconnaissance community. He pursued his love of aviation with the Beale Aero Club, flying Cessnas and serving as the club Safety Officer for fifteen years. He was also actively involved with the Daedalians, a fraternity of military pilots.

In 1999, Dick met Becky, who became his "new old wife" in 2003. Together, they traveled by car, RV, airplane and cruise ship. Dick is survived by his wife, Becky; children, Lisa (Tracy), Dina Webber and Tom (Sammy); grandkids, Emily and Jared Webber, Kayla and Bella Pobuda and Harrison Davies; brothers, Charles (Rita), Maurie (Barb); sister, Sue (Fred) Resner; parents-in-law, Tom and Lucille Livingstone; and innumerable cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dick's life and service will be celebrated on the Flight Line at Beale Air Force Base on February 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Save the Redwoods League. Send Condolences at www.appealdemocrat.com

Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2015

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Evalene Di Georgio nee Staggs
15 June 1937 - 15 April 1998

She is the Valedictorian of our class.


I couldn't find anything else about her.


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Lawrence Co. Memorial Gardens

 
Tommy Newton, Jr.
23 Jan 1936 - 26 June 1996

William Thomas "Tommy" Newton, Jr. died 26 June 1996 in Bellevue Washington where he lived.  He is the son of William Thomas "W.T." Newton and Eula Weathers Newton.  He is buried in the Lawrence County Memorial Gardens

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Bobby Gene Frazier
22 Feb 1936 - 27 July 1993
 
Married Hilda Coleen Tatun 1 September 1961
 
 
 
 
 
 

Burial:
Williamson Memorial Gardens
Franklin
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA

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Freddie Lewis Gobbell
9 Aug 1935 - 6 Nov 1992
 
Father:  William Archie Gobbell (1901-1967)
Mother:  Jewell Irene Ray (1915-1936)
 
Burial:
Spann Cemetery
Lawrenceburg
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA

Burial:
Spann Cemetery
Lawrenceburg
Lawrence County
Tennessee, USA

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Grapevine Cemetery, Madisonville, KY

Curtis William (Bill) Van Hooser
7 July1936 - 5 October 1990

 On 5 October 1990 Dr. Bill Van Hooser died suddenly from a heart attack while grilling out on the patio at his home in Madisonville, KY.

He was born on 7 July 1936 in Lawrenceburg, TN where he grew up. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and received his medical degree from the UT Memphis Medical School where he met and married his wife Princess Hughes.

He was working for a large medical clinic in Madisonville as specialist in internal medicine at the time of his death. 


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Mauvline Idella Purcell nee Hughes
2 Feb 1936 - 8 July 1990
 
Married to James Edward Purcell.
 
Father:  Douglas Readus Hughes
Mother: Mary Charlyn Welch
 



 

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Bumpas Cemetery

William Wayne Ayers
13 Nov 1934 - 23 December 1983
 
Burial:  Bumpas CemeteryLawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA

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Emma Corina Price
10 September 1935 - 11 June 1984
Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence County TN

Mother: Reba Lou Randolph
Father: Samuel Jackson Price
 

Father:  Samuel Jackson Price

Mother: Reba Lou Randolph

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Bobby Gene Maness
(Not sure if the info below is for this classmate)
6 May 1937 - 29 July 1982
 
Died In Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois
 
Burial:
Chapel Hill Cemetery
Lexington
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Father:  Hershey Harper Maness
Mother: Annie Lee Reynolds

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Harold Harris Bradberry
Born 3 Jan 1936 TN
Died 8 Jan 1981 Lawrenceburg TN
Buried Lawrence County Memorial Gardens
 
Father:  Lewis Aeron Bradberry
Mother:  Cleo Pearl ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pea Ridge Cemetery, Lawrence Co. TN

Emmanola Melton Bearden
1 Mar 1935 - 18 August 1974

She became a Registered Nurse and married William Charles Bearden, age 28 of Summertown,  on 21 Dec 1968 in Giles County TN.  She was killed in an automobile accident.

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