Mrs. Barbara Ann Williams, 66, of Lawrenceburg died July 1, 2011, at her residence.
Mrs. Williams was retired from Kantus Corporation.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Grace Townsend Gatlin; brother John Gatlin; and sister Katie Sue Tyner.
A private family memorial service will be held at later date.
Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be made a www.carranderwinfh.com.
Survivors include daughters Lynn Montgomery and partner Daina Thompson of Lawrenceburg, Phyllis Glossup and husband Lowell of Pulaski; sister Hattie Will Wise of the Stella community; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Catherine May Peoples, 82, of Toney, Ala., died July 1, 2011, at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama.
She was born July 21, 1928, in Athens, Ala. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Jewel Louise Loggins Potter; and brothers, Bo Potter and Jao Potter.
Survivors include husband Virgil C. Peoples of Toney; sons, Curtis Peoples of Toney, Doyle Peoples of Taft, Gregory Peoples of Ardmore, Ala., and Nathan Peoples of Toney; daughter Peggy Spindelilus of Redding, Calif.; grandchildren, Kimberly Hobbs of Hartselle, Ala., and Cindy Davis of New Market, Ala., Brad Peoples of Monrovia, Ala., Paul Peoples of Ardmore, Ala., Trent Peoples of Toney, Chad Mitchell of Harvest, Ala., Christopher Spindelilus of Los Angeles, Calif., Lee Peoples of Ardmore, Ala., Nicholas Peoples of Athens, Miranda Peoples of Athens and Michelle Waldrep of Elkmont, Ala.; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hazel Lewis McQuade, 86, of Pulaski died July 1, 2011, at an assisted living facility in Franklin.
She is a descendant of the early Martin, Ingram, Sumner and Lewis families of Western North Carolina and Tennessee. She was born in Texarkana, Texas, and attended St. Mary’s Nursing School in Kansas City, Mo., on a wartime scholarship, where she met her husband at a USO dance. He served in the Air Force during World War II.
They settled on Long Island, N.Y., where Mrs. McQuade earned a master’s degree in nursing at New York University in addition to raising six children and working full-time.
The couple retired to their farm in Pulaski in the late 1970s. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Franklin. Burial will be next to her husband of 53 years, John F. McQuade, in Williamson Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four sons, John McQuade, Paul McQuade, Kieran McQuade and James McQuade, of, respectively, Columbia, Washington, DC, Waco, Texas, and Goodlettsville; two daughters, Laura Franco of Vestal, NY and Therese Calvano of Franklin; and grandchildren, Kristen McQuade, Matthew Franco and Aaron Franco.
Mrs. Virginia Cross, 90, of Giles County died July 1, 2011, at NHC HealthCare, Pulaski.
The family will receive friends beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Temple of Praise Church until the funeral hour beginning at noon. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
The Rose of Sharon Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Mae Cannon of Pulaski; three sisters, Mary Elizabeth Jones, Vivian Tucker, both of Pulaski, and Shernel Robertson of Chicago, Ill.; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Mr. Rassie Watts Jr., 87, of the Beech Hill community died July 2, 2011, at NHC HealthCare, Pulaski.
He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, where he was a deacon for 38 years, and he was a former Giles County Commissioner.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Garner Watts; parents, Rassie Howell and Ester Newton Watts; brothers Floyd Watts and Willard Watts; and sisters, Elise Malone, Alene Collins and Beulah Woodard.
Funeral services were to have been held at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Larry Thomas officiating. A committal service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, at New Zion Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to New Zion Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Larry Creecy, 547 Sumac Road, Pulaski, TN 38478.
Survivors include daughter, Sandra Clark and husband Bobby of Beech Hill; son, Douglas Watts and Bruce Wayne Watts, both of Beech Hill; sisters, Peggie Perry of Manchester and Christine Holloran of St. Louis, Mo.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Angelene Holleman, 73, of Pulaski died July 2, 2011, at Hillside Hospital, Pulaski.
She was a bookkeeper for The Outlook in Pulaski.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Bass and Ida Louvena Poarch George; husband Harvey Holleman; sister Frances Burns; and half-brothers, Charles George and Willard George.
Funeral services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at Carr and Erwin Chapel. Burial was to have been in Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Highland Baptist Church.
Condolences may be made at www.carranderwinfh.com.
Survivors include her sister, Brenda Pickett and husband Carroll of Pulaski; brother-in-law Terry Burns; nephews, William Ashley Pickett, James Anthony Burns, Walter Terry Burns Jr., Allen Holleman and Willard Gerald George; and great-nephew Blake Pickett.
Mr. Harold Roby Perry, 90, of Pulaski died July 4, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Murfreesboro.
He was born in the Avenstoke, Ky., community in 1921, and graduated from Waddy High School, Campbellsville College and the University of Louisville.
Mr. Perry was a veteran of World War II, and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Kentucky. He worked as a corporate accountant until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Radie Searcy Perry; wife Edith Woodrum Perry; wife Ann Abernathy Perry; step-son Robert T. Cardin; and step-daughter Blanch Cardin Barth.
Funeral services were held July 8 at Gash Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery in Liberty, Ky.
Mr. Perry’s wishes were memorial donations be made in his name to Masonic Home of Kentucky or First Methodist Church, Pulaski.
Survivors include son, Donald Perry and wife Barbara of Fort Wayne, Ind.; daughter Debra Chamoun of Southhaven, Miss.; brother Alvin Huston Perry and wife Oneta of Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren, Heather, Norah, Kathleen, Jay, Brandon and Carmen; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Martha Jane Grubbs Kuykendall, 73, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died July 4, 2011, in that city.
She was born June 24, 1938, in Giles County.
Burial was in Baird Case Jordon Fanning Funeral Home in Ft. Lauderdale.
Survivors include sister Mary Syd Grubbs Scoggin of Pulaski; and two nephews, Michael Dale Scoggin of Murfreesboro and Keith Lane Scoggin of Hermitage.
Mr. Ronnie Greene of Fayetteville died July 4, 2011.
He was retired from Jackson Security Company in Fort Worth, Texas, and a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. He had been living in Tennessee since August of 2010.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Taylor and Annie Lee Greene.
Berry Hill Funeral Home of Huntsville, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two loving sisters Betty Bell and husband J.R. of Hazelgreen, Ala., and Margaret Hill and husband David of Tullahoma; three special nieces, Kim Hudson of Huntsville, Pamela Brown of Atlanta, Ga., and Micki Lynn Stewart of Pulaski; special nephews, Mark Hudson of Huntsville, Jeff Martin of Hazelgreen and David Hill III of Murfreesboro; and many other nieces and nephews.
Mr. James Lewis (Snake) Miles, 86, of Pulaski died July 6, 2011, at his residence.
He was retired from Maremont Gabriel Corp. and was a member of St. James Primitive Baptist Church, Pulaski. He attended school in the Giles County School System. Friends and family say he is dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary McKissack Miles; wife Katherine Dickerson Miles; daughter Solonia Miles King; son Jerry Miles; and five siblings: Charles Miles, Albert Bud Miles, Leroy Miles, Nola Ann Sherrill and Robert Jim Miles.
Funeral services were held July 9 at the Richland Creek Association Central Building, Pulaski with J.C. Harney officiating.
Queen Ann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Mattie Miles, Alma Reynolds and Brenda Holt, all of Pulaski; sisters, Alberta Whitfield of Pulaski and Ada Katherine Braden of Nashville; three sisters-in-law; seven grandchildren, Timothy Miles of Indiana, Tonya Walker of Smyrna, Jasmine Holt and Berry Holt, both of Pulaski, Coronda Reynolds of Huntsville, Ala., Angila Reynolds of Pulaski and Angela White of Atlanta, Ga.; 22 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; his best friend Silas Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.
Mr. Robert Stewart Peterson, 58, of Pulaski died July 6, 2011, at Ardmore Main Health Care.
Funeral services were held July 7 in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Mark Johnson officiating. Burial was in Giles Memory Gardens.
Survivors include son Philip Peterson of Greenville; parents, John and Betty Johnson Peterson of Pulaski; brother Kenny Peterson of Lebanon; sister Susan Peterson of Old Hickory; aunt Wilma George and husband Don of Decatur, Ala.; two nieces, Amanda Sullivan and Sara Peterson and special friends, Susan Campbell, Tom Campbell and Thelma Creek.
Mrs. Rebecca Birdsong Harrison, 76, of Prospect died July 6, 2011, at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia.
She was retired from Maremont Gabriel.
She is preceded in death by husband Joe Tom Birdsong; parents, Rubert H. and Sarah Dollar Bryant; sisters, Lela Bates and Lorene Clem; and brother Junior Bryant.
Funeral services were held July 8 in the chapel of Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Mark Johnson officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Prospect Cemetery or the charity of donor’s choice.
Survivors include husband Butler Harrison of Prospect; sons, Tommy Birdsong and wife Kathryn, Terry Birdsong and wife Nina K., all of Prospect; step-son David Harrison and wife Becky of Mississippi; brothers, Maxie Bryant of Peoria, Ill., and Hubert Bryant of Glasco, Ky.; grandchildren, Jason Birdsong and wife Misty, Audra Burton and husband Jeffrey, LeAnn Powell and husband Anthony; step-grandchildren, Ryan Harrison and wife Alex, Shannon O’Rear and husband Chris, Stefanie Jones and husband David, Jackie Hamelink and Kaylee Hamelink; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bobby Harold Finley, 78, of Hazel Green, Ala., died July 7, 2011.
He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Ardmore, Tenn.. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry (Dink) and Mary Kull Finley; and wife, Edna Whitman Finley.
Survivors include daughters, Connie Kay Anderson of Athens, Ala., Glenda Faye Jacobs and Angela Carol Morgan, both of Hazel Green.
Mr. Charles Edward (Eddie) Fitzgerald II, 33, of Pulaski died July 7, 2011.
Born May 16, 1978, in Charleston, W. Va., he had been employed with Tennessee Aluminum Processors. He loved to fish and go riding around, whether in a truck or on a motorcycle. He loved country music but his favorite group was AC/DC.
He graduated from Mountaineer Challenge Military Academy in West Virginia. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Columbia and American Legion Post 60, Pulaski.
Funeral services were to have been held today (Tuesday) from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home, Columbia with Price Keller officiating. Burial was to have been in Gibsonville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Charles Edward Fitzgerald II fund, c/o of Williams Funeral Home, P.O. Box 38, Columbia, TN 38402.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.williamsfh.com.
Survivors include his parents, Charles Fitzgerald of Columbia and Cathy Paulin of Williamsport; his wife, Kendra Sheets Fitzgerald of Pulaski; step-children, Trinity Pruett and Harley Pruett; brother James Fitzgerald and wife Tally of Columbia; aunts, Dotty Wilson, Karen Paulin and Jean Ann Heindl, all of West Virginia; uncle Clay Fitzgerald and wife Kathy of Goodspring; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Katherene Jewel Forsythe Ross, 87, of Hoxie, Ark., died July 9, 2011, at Craighead Nursing Home, Jonesboro.
She was born May 19, 1924, near Minor Hill. She was married to John L. Ross Sr. on Sept. 4, 1946, and she was a resident of Hoxie for 65 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Viola Felker Forsythe; her husband; four brothers, Grady Paul Forsythe, Aubrey Forsythe, J.C. Forsythe and William Forsythe; and two grandsons, Nathan Wilson and Clinton John Ross.
Funeral services were to have been held today (Tuesday) at House-Gregg Funeral Home with Roger Brand officiating. Burial was to have been in Lawrence Memorial Park.
An online registry may be signed at www.housegreggfh.com.
Survivors include three sons, John L. Ross Jr. and wife Faye of San Antonio, Texas, Jackie Ross and wife Linda of Paragould, Ark., and Ronnie Ross and wife Melissa of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Jewel Wilson and husband Larry of Jonesboro, Ark., Betsy Bennett and husband Ronnie of Springdale, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Mr. William Carl Kilburn, 57, of Murfreesboro died July 9, 2011.
He was born May 29, 1954, in Pulaski and spent the majority of his life in Giles County.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1972, completing Military Police training. He spent two tours of duty in Korea, where he met his wife, who also was in the Army. He was honorably discharged in 1977.
As part of his continuing education, he used his GI benefits to earn a bachelor of science degree from Athens (Ala.) State College in 1983.
He was employed with Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., for five years before embarking on a career as a truck driver. He had periods of being an owner/operator and a company driver.
He and his wife moved to Murfreesboro in 1990. His last place of employment was with SAIA Motor Freight, LaVergne.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother Halsie Adams; parents, Florence Adams and Albert Kilburn; sister Joan Adams; brother-in-law Ronnie Attkisson; and nephew Robert Adams Jr., all of Pulaski.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 13, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dale Myers officiating. Burial will be in Giles Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Lucy R. Kilburn of Murfreesboro; sisters, Jane McClure and Linda Attkisson; brother-in-law Robert Adams; three nephews; and two nieces, all of Pulaski; brother Gene Kilburn of Columbia; an aunt and cousins in Maine; a cousin in Georgia; and numerous cousins and other relations in Tennessee.