Mrs. Isia P. Rhodes, 83, of the Screamer community died Sept. 3, 2009, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.
The Maury County native is a former resident of Pulaski. She was a longtime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Pulaski,
She is preceded in death by her parents, James Buford and Vivian McMillan Henson; her husband, Walter Rhodes; son Mike Rhodes; sisters Mildred Beckham and Lucy Thomason; and brothers Estle Henson, Howard L. Henson and Christle Henson.
Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Toby Powell officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4571.
Condolences may be sent to www.carranderwinfh.com.
Survivors include her sister, Christine Orban and husband John Orban of Screamer; granddaughter Sonja E. Goodman; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Robert Hilrey Gaines, a native of Orlando, Fla., and a resident of Mobile, Ala., for the past year, died Sept. 4, 2009, in a local hospital.
Mr. Gaines was reared in Huntsville, Ala., and attended Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in Port Gibson, Miss. He attended the University of Alabama and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy of which he was a member of the Navy S.E.A.L.
He was employed as the manager of Cracker Barrel Restaurant at Dauphin Street and I-65 in Mobile for the past year and was an avid fisherman.
A memorial visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Radney Funeral Home, Mobile. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Giles County Public Library, 122 S. Second St., Pulaski, TN 38478.
Mr. Gaines is survived by his wife Pamela Howard Gaines of Mobile; son Charles Howard Stogner of Mobile; mother Beth Malone of Altamont; brother Benny Gaines of Panama City, Fla.; grandmother, Mrs. G. Daniel Miller, of Nashville; three nephews, David Gaines of Lewisville, Texas, Brett Gaines of College Station, Texas, and Matt Gaines of Panama City; and other relatives.
Mr. Robert (Bobby) F. Nolan, 75, of Eminence, Ky., died Sept. 1, 2009.
He was the owner/operator of Nolan’s Body Shop in New Castle and was a member of New Castle First Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, following the Korean Conflict era, serving two years in Germany.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude Cecil and Ethel Adams Nolan.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at Prewitt Funeral Home in New Castle with the Rev. Nick Coleman of Sulphur officiating and J.T. Stinson assisting. Burial was in New Castle Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or Hosparus.
Survivors include his son, Mark Nolan of New Albany, Ind.; brother Jimmy Nolan of Pulaski; loving companion Wilma Bartley of Eminence; step-daughters, Gina Bohannon and husband James of Campbellsburg and Julie Franklin and husband Scott of Pleasureville; step-sons, Tim Bartley and Darrin Bartley, both of Pleasureville; seven grandchildren; and a niece and nephews in Tennessee.
Mrs. Gypsy Blanche O’Maley Eslick, 92, of Pulaski died Sept. 4, 2009, at Hillside Hospital.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Allen Eslick; and son William Boyd Eslick.
Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Survivors include her sister, Bea Allen of Florida; daughters, Barbara Manly and husband John and Renee Luna and husband Danny, all of Pulaski; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Martha Sue Lannom, 75, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 11, 2009.
She was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Ardmore, Ala. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nathan and Mamie McNeese Johnson; husband Roy E. Lannom; son Tony E. Lannom; and three brothers, Floyd Johnson, Paul Johnson and Uly Johnson.
Survivors include son Jack Owens of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter Lesa Lannom of Ardmore, Ala.; brother George Johnson of Ardmore, Ala.; sister Birdie Showalter of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Clint Bush, Brandon Bush, Jason Owens, Mandy Owens and Jackie Owens.
Dr. Angela Aymett Tucker, 51, of the Conway community, died Sept. 11, 2009.
She was a veterinarian and owner of the Giles County Animal Hospital as well as a sponsor of the Giles County Adoptable Angels. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Aymett-Tucker was a member of the American Veterinarian Medical Association, president of her veterinarian class and a representative on the University of Tennessee Veterinarian Board.
She was a Master Gardener and loved to travel.
She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas White Aymett.
Funeral services were held Sept. 13 in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Davis officiating. Burial was in the Aymett Family Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Giles County Adoptable Angels or the Humane Society at 16654 W. College St., Pulaski, TN 38478, or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Survivors include her husband, Tex Tucker of the Conway community; twin 7-year-old children, Hudson and Olivia Tucker of the Conway community; her mother, Lois Aymett of Pulaski; brother Fred Aymett of Pulaski; niece Abby Aymett of Pulaski; aunts, uncles and cousins: Carolyn Merrill and son Denny; Betty and William Murray and sons, Frank, John and Robert; Carl and Linda Aymett and daughters, Carla and Ginna; Ann Callis and children, Jimmy, Missi and Glenda; C.H. and Peggy Harwell and children Shelly and Howard; and mother-in-law Kittie Tucker.
Mr. Robert Dwight Ratley, 45, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 10, 2009.
He was born Feb. 8, 1964, in Fayetteville. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Robert Ratley and Edith Quillen Ratley Hensley.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Ratley of Ardmore; step-father, Doyle Hensley of Decatur, Ala.; daughters, Jessica Diane Ratley and Kristen Leann Ratley, both of Culleoka; brothers Jeff Ratley of Monrovia, Ala., and David Hensley of Lonpoc, Calif.; sister Dena Pickney of LaVergne; and granddaughter Chloe Ratley of Culleoka.
Mrs. Emily Frances Birdsong, 81, of Ardmore, Tenn., died Sept. 9, 2009.
The Pulaski native was born Aug. 8, 1928.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank Reed and Kathryn Sims Harlow; and her husband, Sam Birdsong.
Survivors include her daughters, Donna Young and husband Jimmy of Lake Logan and Diane Reynolds and husband Tinker of Kelly Creek; special sister, Norene Rolin; grandchildren Malynn Clark and husband Roy of Taft, Jeff Birdsong and wife Jerri of Leoma, Paul Reynolds Jr. of Elkton, Andrea Cross and husband Jason of Toney, Ala., and Ronnie Garon Reynolds of Ardmore, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren; and special friends, Betty Payne, Doris White and Steven Hargrove.
Mr. Stanley (Wormy) Hobbs, 52, of Ardmore, Tenn., died Sept. 8, 2009.
He was born Nov. 20, 1956, in Athens, Ala. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Hobbs.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Hobbs; mother Dorothy Jean Hobbs; daughters, Kristen Blakely and husband Josh of Ardmore, Ala., Brooke Hobbs of Athens and Brittany Hobbs and friend Chris Arnold of Ardmore, Tenn.
Mrs. Willa Zoo Cole Sharp, 70, of Killen, Ala., died Sept. 8, 2009, at her residence.
She was a member of North Carolina Church of Christ and retired as owner-manager of Wheeler Dam Market.
The family would like to thank the 9-1-1 Responders for their help.
Graveside services were held at Center Hill Church of Christ Cemetery Sept. 11 with Don Williams officiating.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to North Alabama Christian Children’s Home.
Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include son Samuel Todd Sharp of Hillsboro, Ala., daughters Kimberly Lynn Sharp of Athens, Ala., Lisa Gail Voss of Killen; sister Lila Hortense Rhodes of Tampa, Fla.; and grandchildren Caleb Voss, Tessa Voss and Eli Hiebert.
Mrs. Rachel Williams Ingram, 81, of Pulaski died Sept. 7, 2009, at NHC HealthCare of Pulaski.
She was retired as a school teacher for Giles County School System.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Fayne Ingram; parents, Kirby Smith and Virginia Jane Keltner Williams; brothers, Bunyan Willliams and Graham Williams; sisters, Martha Harwell, Mary Lizzie Wilson, Anna Lou Moore, Olivene Brown, Flora Sanders and Jane Dunavant.
Graveside services were held Sept. 9 at Giles Memory Garden with the Rev. Moses Han officiating.
Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations are suggested to Campbellsville United Methodist Church, 10601 Campbellsville Road, Pulaski, TN 38478.
Survivors include daughters Faith Ingram Howard and husband David of Prospect, Jennifer Ingram Mumby and husband John of Atlanta, Ga.; brother Herbert Williams of Pulaski; sister Evelyn (Dood) Harwell and husband Morris Ed of Pulaski; sister-in-law Mandela (Dell) Williams of Pulaski; grandchildren, Miranda H. Champlin and husband Tim, Jocelyn Howard and Davia Howard; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Ruby Emily Gray Dickson, 78, of Ethridge died Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
She was a member of Ethridge United Methodist Church and a native of Winston County, Ala.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Dickson; parents Benjamin Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Rebecca Jones Gray; brothers, Bobby Gray and Ricky Gray’ sisters may Gray Norman and Fay Gray Cross; and granddaughter Staci Jennifer Freeman.
Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with the Rev. Gary Lawson officiating. Burial was in Old Ethridge Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent at www.nealfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include daughters, Becky June Freeman Weigart and husband R.L. of the Appleton community and Vickie Lynn Lawson and husband Gary of Eva.; sons, Danny Dickson and wife Judy of Summertown and John A. Perkins and wife Barbara of Pulaski; sisters, Mable Bailey of Texas, Frankie Gamble of Nashville and Mary Alice Mosteller of Lemon Grove, Calif.; special sister Evelyn (Sis) Shultz of Ethridge; nine grandchildren, John Christopher Perkins, Kimberly Perkins, Kevin Perkins, John Dickson, Justin Dickson, Joshua Freeman, Daniel Hampton, Benjamin Hampton and Josh Brown; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Thelton (Tooter) Ray Bradley, 73, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 14, 2009.
He was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Hazel Green, Ala. He is preceded in death by his parents Shannon and Grace Brazelton Bradley.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Era Gay Atchley Bradley; daughters, Sheila Robinson and husband George of Gurley, Ala., and Anita Bustamante and husband David of Ardmore, Ala.; and four grandchildren: Jessica Craft and husband Jason, Casey Robinson, Bradley Bustamante and Nicholas Bustamante.
Mrs. Barbara Eslick Manly, 71, of Pulaski died Sept. 15, 2009.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Gypsy O’Malley Eslick.
Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Brandon Britton officiating. Burial was in New Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Church of Christ Building Fund.
Survivors include her husband John Manly of Pulaski; son Barry Manly of Nashville; sister Renee Luna of Pulaski; Uncle Hobert Eslick of Pulaski; three nephews and two nieces.
Mrs. Lucille Carpenter Wooten, 102, of Savannah died Sept. 3, 2009, at Harbert Hills Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 19, 1907, in Lynnville. She moved to Lewisburg in the early 1950s and was employed as a bookkeeper with Alford Pharmacy. For a period of time, she was matron of the girls dorm and dean of women at Florida Christian College. Later, she was employed as a bookkeeper/receptionist for Dr. William L. Taylor.
After retirement, Mrs. Wooten made her home in Lynnville until moving in with her daughter in the late 1990s. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
No services were conducted as Mrs. Wooten was a donor to Genesis Legacy of Life Organization in Memphis for medical research.
A memorial is to be established in Legacy Courtyard at Florida College, Temple Terrace, Fla.
Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Carroll Wooten; and nephew Michael S. Carpenter and family.
Mr. Howell Floyd Hight, 88, of San Diego, Calif., died Sept. 9, 2009.
He was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Pulaski.
During World War II, he and his twin brother, Lloyd, enlisted in the Navy and were stationed in San Diego. After the war, Floyd trained as an automotive machinist, and in 1958, he started his own business, which is still operated today by his son, Dick.
Survivors include his wife of almost 65 years, Helen I. Hight; four children, Lloyd Ronald Hight of Goodlettsville, Teresa S. Brimm of Kirkland, Wash., Richard L. Hight of Lakeside, Calif., and Kristi J. Sutherlin of El Cajon, Calif.; sister Alice Parolee (Patty) McGrew of Columbia; and nine grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Frankenfeld and Kathy Wisdom; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Thomas Willis Stevenson, 91, of Pulaski died Sept. 13, 2009, at NHC HealthCare of Pulaski.
Mr. Stevenson was a lifelong farmer and gardener known county-wide for the beautiful tomatoes and vegetables he grew, and he loved to share them.
He was at various times a school bus driver, worked with the Soil Conservation Service, the Postal Service, Stanley Manufacturing and Gabriel, along with farming for 30 years.
He loved football, playing on the Elkton High School Team in the 1930s, and he sang with the Giles Men’s Chorus.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Werner Wesley and Lela Mitchell Stevenson; daughter Kathleen Stevenson; sisters, Nannie Hulsey, Martha McCormack and Iva White; and brother Baxter Stevenson.
Funeral services were held Sept. 16 in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral home with the Rev. Brad Smith officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial donations are suggested to Kathleen Stevenson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Davidson College, P.O. Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035-7174.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Irene Stone Stevenson of Pulaski; daughter Alice Ann Stevenson King and husband Rogers of Georgia; son Paul Thomas Stevenson and wife Pam of Franklin; and grandchildren, Matthew Stevenson and Andrew Stevenson.
Mrs. Marguerite C. Birdsong, 90, of Pulaski died Sept. 15, 2009.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Birdsong.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Maplewood Cemetery.
Burns-Short Funeral and Cremation Services, Nashville, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Survivors include her brothers, Alvah Bailey Bass of Meridianville, Ala., and Billy Joe Bass of Nashville; and daughter Margaret Kressenberg of Nashville.
Mr. Tony Michael Brock, 50, of Athens, Ala., died Sept. 16, 2009.
He was born Oct. 20, 1958, in Athens. He is preceded in death by his parents, Bunyon and Clara Austin Brock.
Survivors include his brother, Jerry Brock of Ardmore, Tenn.; four sisters, Sara Brock of Ardmore, Tenn., Annie Sloan of Nashville, Clara Brock and Patricia Brock, both of Ardmore, Tenn.; several nieces and one nephew.
Mr. Eldorado Leo Bolin, 90, of Abilene, Texas, died Sept. 16, 2009.
Mr. Bolin was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Guthrie, Okla. He was a World War II veteran, who served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in North Africa and Italy, and he was the recipient of six battle stars.
Prior to moving to Abilene in 1984, he worked in security at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 32 years. He was an avid baseball fan.
Mr. Bolin is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Eva Bolin; and his wife, Katherine Bolin.
Arrangements are being handled by North’s Funeral Home in Abilene.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Meals on Wheels or Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.northsfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Danny Eugene Lagrone, 48, of Toney, Ala., died Sept. 17, 2009.
He was born Sept. 13, 1961, in Huntsville, Ala. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Lagrone and Dennis Lagrone.
Survivors include is wife, Debra A. Lagrone of Toney; daughter Heather N. Lagrone of Huntsville; his parents Daniel and Mary Lagrone of Toney; mother-in-law Gladys Archer of Toney; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mr. Rodney Hill, 56, of Pulaski died Sept. 18, 2009, at Hillside Hospital.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard R. and Katherine Hamlett Hill; and brother Paul Hill.
Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Aspen Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Hill; three sons, Richard Hill, Shane Pannell and Jeff Pannell; two daughters, Rachel Kilpatrick and Stephanie Reed; brother Ralph Hill; 11 grandchildren; and two nieces.
Mr. John Elmer Jones, 76, of Huntsville, Ala., died Sept. 21, 2009.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1936 Elkwood Section Road, Hazel Green, AL 35750.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Jones; daughters, Joann McGaha and husband Pete of Hazel Green and Darlene Phillips and husband Stan of Cullman, Ala.; brother Delmer Jones of Ardmore, Ala.; sisters, Margie Flynt Nellie Madewell, both of Hazel Green, and Fay Whaley of Taft; and grandson Jonathan Wilburn.
Mr. James (Jim) Hardy Phillips, 82, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died Sept. 22, 2009, in the Hospice of Wichita Falls.
He was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Elkton.
M. Phillips loved people. For him, love was never just a word or even an emotion. For Jim, it was a way of life. It was action. Love was something he did every day. His was the heart of a giver, always looking for ways to bless others. He was a servant to all and a great patriot, raising and saluting the American flag in his front yard every morning at dawn.
He was a good son, a loving husband, a great father and a bonus dad to his step-children. His was a wide circle of friends and neighbors; his coffee pot was always full and his schedule never too busy to be available for someone in need. His life was a fine example of and a great legacy to all who knew him.
Mr. Phillips retired in 1965 from the U.S. Navy as master chief petty officer. He then spent a career in the U.S. Civil Service and retired in Wichita Falls in 1981.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rowe and Lucille Hardy Phillips; sisters, Roberta Tuck and Bobbie Farmer; and his first wife Odie Arville Tims Phillips, whom he married July 21, 1950; she died July 25, 2005.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita Falls. Burial will be Crestview Memorial Park with military honors.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Darla Jean Johnson Phillips, whom he married Oct. 19, 2006; daughter Glenda Kay Phillips Knight and husband Michael of Beersheba Springs; son Tim Rowe Phillips and wife Kim of Lewisville, Texas; step-daughter Linda Gayle Blackburn and husband Dale, of Stillwater, Okla.; step-sons, James Michael Johnson and wife Margaret of Wetumka, Okla., Brian Edwin Johnson and wife Donna of Sand Springs, Okla., and Greg Alan Johnson and wife Tina of Stillwater; two grandsons, Adam James Phillips and Christopher Hardy Phillips; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, step-grandchildren and friends whose lives he affected with great love.
Mr. Walter Benson Broadway, 75, of Ardmore, Tenn., died Sept. 23, 2009, at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala.
The Ardmore, Ala., native was born March 27, 1934. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Daniel and Bonnie Lucille Whitt Broadway; an infant son; son Mike Broadway; and grandson Ben Broadway III.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Broadway of Ardmore, Tenn.; son Benny Broadway and wife Betty of Ardmore, Tenn.; daughters, Vicki Sylvester and husband Gerald, and Kristi Minor and husband Randy, all of Ardmore, Ala.; daughter-in-law Fay Broadway Shannon of Ardmore, Ala.; sister Peggy Broadway Wheeler of Ardmore, Tenn.; grandchildren Eric Broadway, Derrick Broadway, Shelly Broadway Rich, Michael Broadway, Lucas Broadway, Dennis Sylvester, Wendy Sylvester Whiting, Brittanee Minor and Heather Minor; seven great-grandchildren and special friends, Charles and Esten Slayton and family.
Mrs. Maudie Pearl Garner Stanford, 66, of Killen, Ala., died Sept. 25, 2009, at ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala.
She was born in Lawrenceburg and was a member of Killen Church Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, L.E. and Dovie Tankersley Garner; and son Lee Edward Stanford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, at Greenhill Funeral Home with Stan Dean officiating. Burial will be in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband Joe Stanford of Killen; step-son Eddie Stanford; daughter Malinda Stanford; step-daughter Pamela Stanford; sisters, Sue Garner Brown, Barbara Garner Watson and Dianne Garner Kirk; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Walter Lewis Redd, 67, of Pulaski died Sept. 23, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.
The self-employed truck driver is preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Opal Holley Redd.
Funeral services werew held Sept. 26, at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Young’s Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Young’s Chapel Cemetery Fund, in care of Peggy Holt, 1600 Bunker Hill Road, Pulaski, TN 38478.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Chapman Redd of Pulaski; son Michael Redd of Pulaski; brother Delbert Redd of Pulaski; three sisters, Carolyn Smith of Pulaski, Latricia Phillips of Nashville, Darlene Wilkson of Toney, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. James Houston Ricketts, 81, of Pulaski died Sept. 26, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.
Mr. Ricketts was born Dec. 8, 1927, and was a former resident in the East Limestone community in Alabama.
He was a former masonry contractor, a retired member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 377. He also was a retired farmer, who was a board member of Giles County Farm Bureau.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Lorene Smith Ricketts; brothers, Alton Ricketts and Herman Ricketts; and nephew Charles Bart Dollar.
Funeral services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Tim Keenum officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Davis Ricketts of Pulaski; daughter Beth Miller and husband Mike of Athens, Ala.; sons, Denny Ricketts and wife Patty and Ken Ricketts and wife Temple, all of Athens; sisters, Mary Frances Ricketts of Athens and Edith Hambrick and husband Sam of Scottsboro, Ala.; grandchildren, Lori Beth Miller, Marlena Brewer and husband Jason, Susan Miller, Reannan Ricketts, Colton Ricketts and Denver Ricketts; two great-grandchildren; one nephew; three nieces; and a host of other friends and family.
Mr. Bobby Gene Martin, 73, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 26, 2009.
The Paint Rock, Ala., native was born Aug. 15, 1936. He is preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Versie Wilburn Martin; three brothers, Grady Martin, Pete Martin and Billy Martin; and two sisters, Hilda Sanders and Martha Hill.
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Dean Martin of Ardmore, Ala.; daughter Lisa Martin of Ardmore, Ala.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Linnie Martin, Annie Mae Martin, Estelle Martin, all of Gurley, Ala., James Allen and Christine Casteel of Ardmore, Ala., James and Violet Travis of Toney and Pete and Gilda Brown of Ardmore, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Susanna Dickey Chance, 76, of Minor Hill died Sept. 26, 2009, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Ellen Townsend Dickey; husband Glen Chance; son Danny Chance; and son-in-law Thomas A. Thorne.
Graveside services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at New Bethel Cemetery in Bedford County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salem Springs Baptist Church located on Highway 99 in Elkmont, Ala.
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Edith Thorne of Minor Hill and Glenda Hearn and husband Mark of Fishers, Ind.; sister Katherine Bentley of Decatur, Ala.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. James Rufus Johnson, 83, of Pulaski died Sept. 25, 2009, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
He was born July 22, 1926.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, at the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church with Elder Benjamin Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Oakwood Memorial Gardens
Royal Funeral Home of Huntsville, Ala., is in charge of arrangements.
Cherished memories are left with his wife, Jacqueline Williams-Johnson of Pulaski; three daughters, Phyllis Pamplin of League City, Texas, Dione Johnson of San Francisco, Calif., and Janice Goodson of Ellenwood, Ga.; four sons, Gil Johnson of Stockbridge, Ga., Jason Johnson of Warren, Mich., Raymond Williams of Las Vegas, Nev., and Rodney Williams of Huntsville; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and dear friends.
Mr. Harold McFarland, 80, of Pulaski died Sept. 29, 2009, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Mr. McFarland was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Giles County. He was retired from Stanley Tool Corp., and he was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, Pulaski.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Robert and Addye Odell Gowan McFarland.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation is today, (Thursday) from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Survivor include two sons, Lynn McFarland and wife Janet of Pulaski and Ron McFarland of Houston, texas; daughter Mona Lefourneau of Antioch; two brothers, George McFarland of Nashville and John McFarland of Greencastle, Ind.; sisters, Sue Richards of Houston, texas, and Betty Jordon of Elkton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Bobby Joe Solomon, 58, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 29, 2009, in Ardmore, Tenn.
Born Aug. 6, 1951, in Elkmont, Ala., he is preceded in death by his father, Willie Solomon; and brother Robert Claude Solomon.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Carl Witty and Steve Hargrove officiating. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Pressnell Solomon; sons, Heath Solomon and wife Suzanne of Ardmore, Ala., and Robby Solomon of Conway, S.C.; daughters, Ginger Carter of Ardmore, Ala., and Farrah Fouste and husband Bobby of Brandenburg, Ky.; sisters, Linda Huff and husband Bobby of Danville, Ala., Betty Richards and Fay Pressnell and husband Ronald, all of Athens, Ala.; and three grandchildren, Reed Carter, Colie Fouste and Adalyn Solomon.
Mrs. Nora Jean Henson, 42, of Ethridge died Sept. 28, 2009.
She was a native of Lawrenceburg and was employed as a teacher’s aid at Richland Elementary in Pulaski.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessie Henson and Emma Rae Oakley, both of Ethridge; son Ethan Henson of Ethridge; mother June Moorehead Holt of Ethridge; brother Terrell Holt of Ethridge; two nieces and a nephew.
Mrs. Mae Attkisson Cook, 94, of Pulaski died Sept. 24, 2009, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.
Born June 1, 1915, in Giles County, she was retired from Genesco. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Cook.
Funeral services were held Sept. 27 at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to West Madison Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include niece and caregiver Betty Nave of the Fall River community; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Georgia Osoline Dollar, 81, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sept. 2, 2009.
The Ardmore native was born July 16, 1928. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bob Moore and Rosio Self Moore.
Survivors include two daughters, Betsy Gates and husband Bobby of Mexico and May Wales and husband Larry of Elkmont, Ala.; two grandchildren, Greg Wales and wife Maria and Lydia Gates; two great-grandchildren; nephew John Moore; and one special niece, Roberta Williams.
Mrs. Ruth Ann Newton, 72, of Elkton, died Sept. 30, 2009.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James Shirley (Pat) and Clara Elizabeth Turner McKnight; and her daughter, Darla Shannon.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, at Carr and Erwin Funeral Home with Sammy Brister officiating. Burial will be in Elkton Cemetery.
Visitation is today (Thursday) from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Baptist Church Building Fund.
Survivors include her husband, Urel Tarris Newton of Elkton; sons, Neil Newton of Pulaski and Brian Newton of Decherd; daughter Kelly Hill of Elkton; brother Paul McKnight of Decatur, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ellen Louise Lobue, 61, of Ardmore, Tenn., died Sept. 29, 2009.
The Indianapolis, Ind., native was born De. 30, 1947. She is preceded in death by her mother, Joyce Young.
Survivors include her husband, James Charles Musselman of Ardmore, Tenn.; sons, Aaron Musselman of Ardmore and James Andrew Musselman of Kankakee, Ill.; daughters, Dawn Latty of Momence, Ill., and Danielle Hargrove of Athens, Ala.; brothers, Kevin Lobue of Bourbonnais, Ill., Randy Young and Toby Young, both of Indianapolis; sisters, Debbie Young and Kay Young; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mitzi Lynn Littrell, 34, of Larrenceburg died Sept. 16, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.
A native of Lawrenceburg, she was employed as an educational assistant at Ingram Sowell School and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John M. Ratliff II and Vernease Shrader Ratliff; and maternal grandfather, Pat Kincaid.
Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Mickey Brackin, Marty Dodge and Chris Littrell officiating. Burial was in Mars Hill Cemetery.
Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Littrell of Lawrenceburg; daughter Elsie Grace littrell of Lawrenceburg; son Robert Cordel Littrell of Lawrenceburg; mother Wanda Dodge Gibson and husband Homer of the Shores community; father Johnny Ratliff of Lawrenceburg; sister Wendy Darlene Uselton and husband David of Memphis; two brothers, John M. Ratliff III and wife Jessica of Leoma and Timothy (Bucky) Ratliff of Lawrenceburg; maternal grandmother Dean Kincaid of the Shores community; paternal step-grandmother Nancy Hyatt Ratliff of Giles County; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Charles Ables, 71, of Minor Hill, died Sept. 29, 2009, at his residence.
The Limestone County, Ala., native was born Oct. 26, 1937, and he was retired as a landscaper.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Robert and Delia Jones Ables.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart Disease Research Foundation.
Carr and Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his partner for more than 20 years, Hattie Wise of Minor Hill; two sons, Charles Ables and Bobby Ables, both of Pulaski; two step-sons, Danny Wise of Minor Hill and Jim Wise of Goodspring; daughter Penny Vest of Hartselle, Ala.; four step-daughters, Jo Ann McCurry of Goodspring, Linda Tucker of West Hills, Calif., Brenda Smith of Athens, Ala., and Angie Kirkham of Madison, Ala.; three brothers, Cleatus Ables of Elkmont, Ala., Clyde Ables and F.R. Ables, both of Pulaski; three sisters, Audean Merrell of Louisville, Ky., Barbara Jones of Minor Hill and Betty Brumfield of Pulaski; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ellen Petty Read, 82, of Montgomery, Ala., died Sept. 18, 2009, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
The Giles County native was born Aug. 30, 1927.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Braden and Lucille Wilson Petty; two brothers, Wilson Petty and Kenneth Petty.
Funeral services were held Sept. 21 at Whitfield Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robbins Simms officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial donations maybe given to Whitfield Memorial United Methodist Church or to heart disease or cancer research.
Leak-Memory Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, H. Wayne Read; two sons, Russell Read and wife Laura of Birmingham and Joe Read and wife Allyce of Dothan, Ala.; three grandchildren Ryan, Natalie and Braden; two sisters, Sue Braden Whitworth and Nancy Petty, both of Nashville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Robinson-McNew, 61, of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Dickson, died Sept. 17, 2009, after a courageous six-year battle with cancer.
She was born and reared in Giles County before moving to Dickson in 1968. She graduated from Austin Peay in 1972 and became Tennessee’s first female revenue agent, retiring from the U.S. Treasury Department in 2005.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Charline (Chink) Inman Mitchell and step-father Robert (Bob) Mitchell.
A private memorial service was held Nov. 28 at her sister’s home in Brentwood. Her ashes are interred near her parents in the Dickson Union Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home.
Survivors include her husband, Mike McNew of Stone Mountain, Ga.; sisters, Cathy Robinson Culp of Brentwood and Jan Mitchell Greggo of Port Orange, Fla.; brothers, Steve Robinson of Millington and Steve Mitchell of Nashville; and aunt June Inman Leathers of Dickson.