Womack Mention Obituaries, Tennessee
by Roger Womack
Womack Related Obituaries
TREVOR MICHAEL ANSELL
Trevor Michael Ansell, 20, of Linden died Sunday, August 15, 1999, in Warren County.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. William Barton officiating.
Trevor was born April 9, 1979 in Maryland, son of Pamela Ansell Crick. He was employed with North American Housing Corp. in the shipping and receiving department.
Surviving with his mother are his step-father, Keith Crick; his maternal grandmother, Mary Ansell of Linden; a brother, Gregory Womack of Linden; a sister, Maureen Womack of Linden; a step-brother, Jason Crick of Fairfax; and a step-sister, Lisa Crick of Fairfax.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gregory Womack, Rudy Halmo, Jr., Ashley Azildsen, Steven Halmo, Ricky Burke, and Greg Drerup.
The family will receive friends following the service.
DR. CALVIN L. CANNON
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, May 18, 1999, Page: D5
CANNON, DR. CALVIN L. - age 73, of Athens, went to be with his Lord 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999 at his residence. A lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late W. Fred and Dorothy Medlin. Cannon and was also preceded in death by a sister, Mae Logan and a brother, Raymond Cannon. He was a member of West View Baptist Church. He was a practicing Veterinarian in Athens, McMinn and surrounding counties from 1958 until his retirement in 1995. He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Georgia. He served in The U.S. Navy (Pacific Theatre) during World War II. He was elected by write-in vote as Sheriff of McMinn County in 1962 following the death of his father, who was the Republican nominee for Sheriff at that time. Dr. Cannon served two terms as Sheriff before being elected to The State Senate in 1966. He served in The State Senate until 1974. During his two terms in the Senate, he served as Chairman of The Republican Joint House and Senate Caucus, The General Welfare Committee and Secretary of the State and Local Government Committee. He was appointed by Governor Buford Ellington to The State Health Planning Council. In 1972, he received The Veterinarian of the Year Award from his State Professional Association. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-nine years, Flora Hawkins Cannon of Athens; three daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn Whittaker of Chattanooga, Joan Bradford of Athens and Nancy and Chester West of Niota; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin Fred and Rebecca Cannon of Marietta, GA; five granddaughters, Kristen Layman, Jessica West, Lauren Whittaker, Heather Whittaker, Abigal Cannon; grandson, Steven Bradford; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace and Harold Womac of Athens, Nell and Theodore Mackey of Charleston, Hazel and Jimmy Johnson of Athens; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Sally Cannon of Alcoa, Clarence and Velma Cannon of Hixon. Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday, where the family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m.
The family suggests that memorials be made to West View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 911, Athens, TN 37371-0911 or to The American Lung Association, 1808 W. End Avenue, Suite 514, Nashville, TN 37202.
Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Dr. Calvin L. Cannon.
JOE BEN CASTEEL
Joe Ben Casteel, 86, a resident of Cleveland, went home to be
with the Lord,Wednesday, July 4, 2001.
He was the of son of the late Thomas L. and Susie Casteel. He was precededin death by three brothers and two sisters: Ed Casteel, Luke Casteel, Syllis Casteel, Lena Mae Womac and Sina Moore.
He was a member of Four Point Baptist Church, where he was the former choirleader.
He was a member of Calhoun Masonic Lodge No. 188, and the Painters UnionLocal 226.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Richeson Casteel; four sons anddaughters-in-law: Bill and Mavis Casteel of Georgetown, Tom and PauletteCasteel, Ben Casteel and Mark Casteel, all of Cleveland; four daughters andsons-in-law: Joanne and Waymon Davis, Joy and Thomas Frazier, Kathy Casteel andElaine Evans, all of Cleveland; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; andone sister, Viola Chambers of Blakely, Ga.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the North Chapel of Buckner-RushFuneral Homes with the Rev. Leroy Elliott officiating. Interment will be inSunset Memorial Gardens with Masonic Lodge 188 in charge of graveside service.Tommy Womac, Lawrence Fugate, Zane Harris, Bebo Harris, Charles Liner and J.L.Clark will serve as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorials be made to Bradley Memorial Hospice, 17524th St., Cleveland, TN 37311.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Friday, July 6, 2001
Cleveland Daily Banner
PAULINE T. COOK
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, November 07, 1998
COOK, PAULINE T. "POLLY" - age 82, of Loudon, died Thursday, November 5, 1998, at Farragut Health Care Center. Member of Loudon First Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Lt. Col. Roy H. Cook of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Lenoir City, in 1997.
Survivors: nephew and wife, Jim and Betty Cook, Lenoir City; special friends, Essie M. Ball, Bill and Mildred Miller, all of Loudon, W.K. and Lucille Hooker, Cindy Fearnhead, all of Raleigh, N.C., Judith H.
Womack, Dallas, Susan H. Metts, Colorado, Ruth Morgan, Nashville, Jim and Rita Ball, Louisville, Ky. Funeral services 3 p.m., Saturday, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Brother Jack Belcher officiating. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the Loudon First Baptist Church, 413 Wharf St., Loudon, TN 37774.
The body will be returned to California for interment. Friends may call from 2-3 prior to the service at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
JAMES E. COPE
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, December 01, 1999, Page: D6
COPE, MR. JAMES E. - age 39 of Sevierville, passed away Monday, November 29, 1999 at his home. Preceded in death by sister, Mable Ruth Hinkle, and brother, Jimmy Joseph Rowe. He is survived by mother and step-father, Mary and David Rowe; sisters, Juanita Kithcart, Thelma Burger, Debra Rahauff, and Ethel Rowe; brother, David Andrew Rowe. Several aunts and uncles, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Ailor's Chapel with Rev. Wade Womack and Rev. Albert Tipton officiating. Interment at 2 p.m. Friday in Big Barren Cemetery.
Pallbearers, Charley Ray, Coy Lee Vinyard, Chris Vinyard, Ralph McCoy, Ralph Keck, and Curtis McCurry. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville.
ALICE WALKER CROSS
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, April 24, 2000, Page: D8
CROSS, ALICE WALKER - age 83, of Norwood Community, passed away Saturday evening, UT Medical Center. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She is survived by son & daughter-in-law, John Walker and Sue Fisher Cross of Gilbert, SC; granddaughters & grandsons in law, Deborah & Rick Walters of Elizabethton, Sharon & Toney Kelly of Atlanta, Ga., Laura & Jeff Womack of Lexington, SC; great grandchildren, Kaleb Walters, RuthAnn Walters, Corrie Kelly.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
JENNIFER ANN FUNK
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 06, 1999
FUNK, JENNIFER ANN - age 21, of Halls, passed away March 4, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, was a senior at the University of Tennessee and also was a volunteer at the Knoxville Zoo. Preceded in death by: father, John Frederick Funk. Survived by: fiance, Chris Womack; mother, Margie Funk; brothers, Adam and Max Funk; several aunts and uncles.
Funeral service 6 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, Dr. Bruce Marston and Father Wiatt Funk officiating. Family and friends will meet at McCloud Cemetery for an interment service at 1 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Knoxville Zoo or Tennessee Donor Services, 5908 D Toole Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. Family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church. Mynatt's in charge.
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, January 30, 1999
GUFFEY, PAUL, SR. - age 88, of Athens, Tennessee, died late Thursday night at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native of Bakersfield, CA, he had spent most of his life in McMinn County. He was a son of the late Henry and Lois Underwood Guffey and was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Womack and two brothers, Vernon Guffey and Jack Guffey. He was a member of East Athens Baptist Church where he served as an Usher for thirty-five years. He was a Butcher at Harrods Thrift Market for fifty-five years until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Leamon Guffey of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Paul, Jr. and Velda Guffey of Augusta, GA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Kenneth Allen of Ten Mile, TN, Sylvia and Walter Gouge, Daris and Norman Anderson and Carlotta and David Mazza, all of Athens, TN; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Louise King of Cleveland, TN; three brothers, Robert H. Guffey of Baton Rouge, LA, Spence Guffey of Athens, TN and Warren Guffey of Riceville, TN. Funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Saturday in The Chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Pete Mullins and Rev. Arliss Slack officiating.
Burial will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 11:30 a.m. Saturday where the family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Paul Guffey.
IVA IRENE HICKS
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 24, 1999, Page: B2
HICKS, IVA IRENE - age 79, of Madisonville, passed away 1:35 a.m.
Saturday, October 23, 1999 at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Chestua Methodist Church. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Valerie & Charles Frank of Madisonville; granddaughter & spouse, April & Jeff Womack of Maryville; grandsons & spouses, Scott & Kim Frank of Powell, Shane & Angie Frank of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Aaron & Ashley Frank, both of Powell; sisters Margaret James of Centerville and Pauline Watson of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Earnest Brown of Madisonville. Preceded in death by daughter, Shirlene Corn; parents, Bige & Effie Hicks; sisters Ethel Watson, Annie Mashburn; brothers W.B., Robert, & Ernest (Stump) Hicks, Roy Croft, Arch and Hobart Hicks. Funeral 8 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Beecher Miller officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Chestua Methodist Cemetery. Family will receive friends
6-8 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
Denna Hineman, 63, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Parkridge
Medical Center in Chattanooga.
Denna was born in Rhea County, Nov. 27, 1937. The daughter of the late Maynard and Alice (Mickel) Sneed, she had lived in Hixson for the past 29 years.
Denna was a graduate of Alma Arkansas High School, a retired licensed practical nurse and attended Bethel Temple Assembly of God Church in Hixson.
Denna is survived by her husband, Larry Hineman of Hixson; children, Lebron Hineman and Tanya Pippin, both of Hixson, Connie Busby of Van Buren, Ark., Rick Plum, Alma, Ark., Cassie Womack and Nick Hineman, both of Soddy-Daisy, and Robin Styres of Jasper, Tenn.; brothers, Dewey Sneed of Dayton and Dennis Sneed of Arkansas; sister, Lucille Harris of Soddy-Daisy; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hineman will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with burial following in Rhea Memory Gardens.
The family is being served by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, where they will receive friends today after 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 2001
Times & Free Press
DORTHA MAE KEY HUGHES
Publication Date: June 12, 1999
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel
HUGHES, MRS. DORTHA MAE KEY - 74, resident of Niota, died Thursday, June 10, 1999. Life-long resident of McMinn County, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Edward Hughes on September 8, 1997. She was an active member of Clearwater Baptist Church, Jolly-Rollers Homemakers Club and Woodman of the World.
Survivors: five daughters, Joan Womac Grabeel of Rogersville, Judith Hughes Watson of Sweetwater, Mary Ellen Long of Morristown, Ann Haren of Athens, Janice Crabtree of Madisonville; eleven grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Gladys Owens of Decatur; two brothers, L.C. Key of Athens and H.N. Key of Knoxville. Funeral services will be 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev.
Wayne Bryant officiating. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m.
Sunday at Clearwater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Athens Regional Medical Center Cancer patient Fund, Attn: Lisa Stewart, 1114 W. Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. before the service at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN.
Headline: Howard Kirkpatrick services today
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Publication Date: July 04, 1995, Page: A9
Howard Kirkpatrick, father of News-Sentinel editorial assistant
Elaine Kirkpatrick, died Sunday at his home in Madisonville. He was 83.
The former owner and operator of Dixie Roller Mill, Mr. Kirkpatrick also was a general contractor. He was Monroe County sheriff from 1960-66.
In addition to his daughter, he leaves his wife, Mildred Sheets Kirkpatrick, of Madisonville; daughter, Carol Taylor of Sweetwater; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Hugh Roberts of Maryville and Pam and Charlie Womac of Madisonville.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 91, Madisonville, Tenn., 37354.
ALLIE RHEA FOSTER LOVE
Allie Rhea Foster Love, 83, died April 9, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Samuel A. Love and her son Samuel Morgan Love, and several nieces and nephews. She was the daughter of the late George M. Foster and Pearl Womack Foster.
Mrs. Love was a retired postal employee, having worked for 37 years. She started her career at age 18 and worked through the ranks to postmaster, the position she retired from on July 1, 1973. She was the first female from Middle Tennessee to be appointed postmaster under the Federal act that created the U.S. Postal Service from the Post Office Department.
Mrs. Love was a longtime member of the Smithville Church of Christ, and until her latter years took part in many church activities. She was also active in a number of clubs, and engaged in painting and many types of handiwork.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
April 11, 2001
Smithville Review, Smithville, Tennessee
IDA MARIE MORROW
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 22, 1999
MORROW, IDA MARIE - 77, of Niota, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the Wood Presbyterian Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Morrow; parents, Clifford and Mary Thompson Morrow; a sister, Vesta P. Smith. She was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church. Survivors: daughter and spouse, Audrie and Eddie Walden, Niota; granddaughters and spouse, Janet Walden, Niota, Amy and Cody Womac, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.; sisters and spouses, Orlean and Thomas "Doc" Shoemaker, Athens, Iona and T.C. Davis, Ooltewah, Tenn., Bettye and Austin Teague, Athens; three brothers and spouses, M.C. and Ruby Partain, Clearwater, Fla., Lewis Ross and Doris Partain, Athens; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Cook officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in the McMinn Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service at Ziegler Funeral Home in Athens.
MRS. RUBY MAE NICHOLS
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 26, 2000, Page: C7
NICHOLS, MRS. RUBY MAE - age 86 of Athens died Friday. Life long resident of McMinn County, she was a daughter of the late Cicero and Nellie Roberts Knox and was preceded in death by her husband, Grady L. Nichols, Sr. on October 6, 1997; and 3 brothers, Jessie, Willard, and Ira Knox. She attended Woodward Ave. Church of God. Survivors: son & daughter in law, Grady L. & Ruth Ann Nichols, Jr. of Decatur, Tenn.; 2 grandchildren & spouse, John Nichols, Jennifer & James Womac; 3 great grandchildren, Brance Nichols, Joshua Nichols, David Nichols. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Sat. in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Fritts and Rev. Mike Ogle officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McMinn Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, Tenn.
CHARLES P. "CHARLIE" OLIVER
Died: 04-11-2001 Charles P. "Charlie" Oliver, 89, of Niota, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001.
A native of North Carolina and resident of McMinn County for most of his life, he had owned and operated Olivers Trading Post in Niota for many years and was the builder of the Niota Skating Rink which he and his wife had also operated for many years. He was a member of Union-McMinn Baptist Church and was a longtime member of the Democratic party. He had served as chairman of the Democratic Party in McMinn County for many years and had been active with the State of Tennessee and the National Party. A son of the late Roy and Lucy Cornette Oliver, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ray Oliver; and two sisters, Laura E. Oliver King and Anna Lee Oliver Rogers.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Grace Matthews Oliver of Niota; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Clyo "Johnnie" Irwin of Decatur and Bertha O. and Willard Womac of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Kelley officiating. Burial will follow in Niota Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, April 18, 2001, Daily Post Athenian, Athens, Tennessee
Destiny Jade Bartlett Paris, infant, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at a local hospital.
Preceded in death by grandfather, John Tillman Paris.
She is survived by her mother, Cecylia Renee Bartlett Paris and father, Roger Kevin Paris; two half brothers, Noah Bartlett and Madison Tillman Paris; three half sisters, Amy Yvonne Paris, Megan Michelle Paris and Dakota Storm Paris; grandmother, Linda Joyce Kroll; grandfather, Martin Harry Kroll Sr.; grandmother, Mildred Paris; uncle, Martin Harry Kroll Jr.; aunt, Joan Womack; cousin, Cade Womack; great-aunt, Peany Miller; great-uncle, Larry Miller.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Friday, April 13, 2001, Times & Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
MELISSA UNDERDOWN POSEY
Lytes Melissa Underdown Posey
Died: 04-23-2001 Lytes Melissa Underdown Posey, 75, of Athens, passed away Monday, April 23, 2001, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Athens, she was a daughter of the late James Oscar and Ida Mahoney Underdown and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Posey; her stepmother, Mamie Underdown; one stepbrother, James Oscar Buck Underdown; two sisters, Elizabeth Eaton and Ruby Womack; and four brothers, Robert, Willard, Dillard and Claude Bussie Underdown.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, April and Jeffrey Kelsey of Frederickburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Brian Ballard, Chris Jenkins and Colton Kelsey; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Hazel Al-Shabibi of Cleveland, Dorothy and Delbert Reid of Englewood, Betty Underdown and Helen Underdown, both of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Goodsprings Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Eaton, Steve Eaton, Charlie Eaton, Edward Eaton, Brian Ballard and Jeffrey Kelsey.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens in charge of the arrangements.
Thursday, April 26, 2001, Daily Post Athenian, Athens, Tennessee
DOROTHY M. ROGERS
Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 03, 1999
ROGERS, DOROTHY M. (DOT) - age 75, of 802 C. St., Lenoir City, passed away 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, August 2, 1999, at the Colonial Hills Nursing Home in Maryville after a lingering illness. Dot was of the Church of God faith. Retired from Yale and Towne. She wrote the Paw Paw Column in the Lenoir City News for many years.
Preceded in death by husband, Troy Rogers; son, Mark Rogers; daughter-in-law, Toni Rogers; parents, Jessie Lee, Sr. and Zella Nalley Lee; sisters, Betty Brown and Faye Cross; brothers, Jessie Lee, Jr. and Charles Lee. Survivors: daughter, Joyce Ann Rogers of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Jeremy and Kethia (Wilson) Stokes of Maryville, Robert (Bobby) Wilson and fiancee, Denise Womack, both of Lenoir City, Charles Paul Wilson of Lenoir City, Noel Rogers and Anthony Rogers, both of Greenback; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; beloved sister-in-law, Irene Rector of Lenoir City. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hawkins Chapel, Rev. Tony Collins and Rev. George Seay officiating. Interment will follow in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thompson Cancer Foundation Center, 1915 White Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Click-Hawkins Chapel, 102 B. St. in Lenoir City.
HERMAN D. "FUZZ" SEWELL
Died: 05-27-2001 Herman D. "Fuzz" Sewell, 67
ofAthens, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga.
A native and life long resident of McMinn County, he was a son of the late Grant and Sarah Bunch Sewell and was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Jean Womac; and two brothers, Clyde and J.C. Sewell. He was retired from American Uniform and was a member of the Short Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Self Sewell of Athens; one son, Rick Sewell of Athens; one sister and brother-in-law, Gladys Dean and Don Price of Athens; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Earl and Mary Sue Sewell of Chattanooga and W.L. and Juanita Sewell of Cleveland; two grandsons, Joey Sewell and Josh Sewell and his wife, Amanda; and one great-grandson, Blake Sewell.
Funeral services willbe 8 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Lewis, the Rev. Tommy Self and the Rev. Bill Walker officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Short Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jewel Ray Swafford, David Skidmore, Rex Womac, Lee Womac, Barry Self and Steven Self.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, May 29, 2001
Daily Post Athenian
BENNIE CALVIN BARKLEY
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, March 05, 2000, Page: B7
BOLIVAR - Bennie Calvin Barkley, 76, retired farmer and firefighter for the City of Memphis, died of heart failure Saturday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at McBride Funeral Home of Ripley, Miss., with burial in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery near Ripley. He was a member of New Hope Methodist Church, a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Firefighters Association. Mr. Barkley, the widower of Mary Womack Barkley, leaves a stepson, William A. Strain of Chicago; two sisters, Hazel B. Petersen of Olive Branch, Miss., and Louise Richardson of Memphis, and a stepgrandchild.
JANICE LEE BAYES
Died: 09-17-2001 Janice Lee Bayes, 27, of Athens, passed away
Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, in Meigs County from injuries sustained in an automobile
A native Brunswick, Ohio, and resident of McMinn County for the past 14 years, she was preceded in death by her grandfather, Billie Bayes Sr.; and her great-grandfather, Teddy Hyde. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her parents, Diane Bayes of Athens and Billie Bayes of Brunswick, Ohio; three sons, Adam Bayes, Joshua Marney and Dakota Powell, all of Athens; one brother and sister-in-law, Billie and Lia Bayes of Athens; her maternal grandparents, Iva and Gus Robinson and R.J. and Margie Womac, all of Athens; her paternal grandmother, Mary Chemiczak of Brunswick, Ohio; her great-grandmother, Gertrude Hyde of Athens; two nephews, Elijah Fox and Billie Bayes; one niece, Maranda Fox; six uncles and spouses, Tommy and Patti Bayes, Roger and Kim Bayes, all of Brunswick, Ohio, Larry and Jeannie Womac of Athens, Jim and Colleen Robinson of Knoxville, Gary and Dedra Robinson and Daryl and Sandi Robinson, all of Athens; two aunts and spouses, Ethel and Bob Furry of Brunswick, Ohio, and Sherri and Randall Walls of LaGrange, Ga.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary King officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Daily Post Athenian, Athens, Tennessee
MARY ALICE BONINE
Mary Alice Bonine, 66, a resident of Riceville, died Saturday
morning, March 10, 2001, in an Athens hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Thelma Reed Leming and Herbert Leming. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
She was a member of Phillippi Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Bonine of Cleveland; two daughters: Sharon Womac of Riceville and Shelia Moses of Old Fort; one son, Richard "Rick" Bonine of Cleveland; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Johnson of Copperhill; two brothers: Charles Leming of Tellico Plains and Cecil Leming of Dalton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Bill Sneed officiating. Interment will follow in Ironsburg Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Monday, March 12, 2001, Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland, Tennessee
CLORA ELOISE BRYANT
BRYANT, CLORA ELOISE, age 87, of Newport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at her home. She was a member of Big Pigeon Primitive Baptist Church, Newport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Holland Bryant; parents, Roe Allen and Leona Gray; son, Jerry L. Bryant; grand children, Donald Eric Bryant and Ben Holland James. She is survived by her children, Letha L. Bryant of Newport, Eldridge Bryant and wife, Ellie of Morristown, Leon Bryant and wife, Nancy of Newport; daughter-in-law, Imogene Webb and husband, Darius of Newport; grandchildren, Amy Bryant Moore of Dandridge, Susan E. Bryant of Newport, Jerry L. Bryant of Mosheim, Ann Webb Fine of Newport, Kendall Bryant of Morristown, Kerri Bryant Womack of Murfreesboro, Bryan Bryant of Morristown; great-grandchildren, Dustin Fine, Austin Bryant, Kirstin Womack, Preston Bryant, Aaron Moore, Madison Bryant, and Blake Childress. Funeral service 8:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rich Lloyd and Dr. Charlie Bogan officiating. Burial 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, in Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, prior to services at Manes Funeral Home, Newport.
Friday, September 21, 2001, Citizen Tribune-Morristown,
CHARLES GRADY BYERS, JR.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, July 11, 1999
BATESVILLE - Charles Grady Byers Jr., 80, retired mail carrier and farmer, died of cancer Saturday in Route Water Valley. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wells Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Sandsprings Presbyterian Church and was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Byers, the husband of Martha Womack Byers, also leaves three daughters, Sarah Byers McCullar of Corpus Christi, Texas, Fran Byers of Water Valley and Robbie Byers of Tupelo; a sister, Norma Byers McKee of Batesville, and two grandchildren.
BOBBY DON CARIKER
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, February 17, 2000, Page: B4
BRINKLEY - Bobby Don Cariker, 63, delivery man for Coleman Milk Co., died of cancer Monday in Searcy. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Brinkley Church of Christ with burial in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Bob Neal & Son Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Cariker, the husband of Stella Cariker, also leaves two daughters, Deanna Saunders and Melanie Jane Cariker; a son, David Wayne Cariker; three sisters, Louise Womack, Faerene McFarland and Frances Kaiser, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Church of Christ in Brinkley.
FRANCES IRENE TATUM CAROTHERS
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, November 30, 1998
OXFORD - Frances Irene Tatum Carothers, 84, formerly of Memphis, retired LPN at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, died of pneumonia Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home here with burial in Browning Cemetery. She was a member of Union Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis. She leaves a son, Mike Caruthers of Oxford; four sisters, Corinne Womack of Oxford, Ruth Walker of Taylor, Mary Elizabeth Starling of Horn Lake, and Evelyn LoNigro of San Pedro, Calif., and a brother, Forest Tatum of Oxford.
MARGARET ANN TEEMS-CHILTON
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, January 24, 2000, Page: B4
BRIGHTON - Margaret Ann Teems-Chilton, 59, homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala., with burial in Union Grace Cemetery there. Maley Yarbrough Funeral Home in Covington has local charge. Mrs. Teems-Chilton, the wife of Wade Chilton, also leaves two sons, Christopher Teems and Todd Teems, both of Memphis; a stepdaughter, Brittany Chilton of Jackson, Mo.; two sisters, Joan Warmack of Memphis and Francis Dobbs of Piedmont; three brothers, Davis Jennings of Franklin, Billy Jennings of Birmingham and John Jennings of Centre, Ala., and four grandchildren.
JAMES SIDNEY DARWIN
James Sidney Darwin, 84, of Chattanooga died Monday, Sept. 17,
Mr. Darwin was a native of Rhea County, Tenn. He was the retired plant engineer of the Chattanooga Box and Lumber Co. He was a member of Brainerd Presbyterian Church, the Dayton American Legion, and Dayton Masonic Lodge #512. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of WWII, having served as an ordnance officer in Northern Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France and Germany. He subsequently served as an officer in the National Guard and saw active duty again during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Barger Darwin; brother, Charles David Darwin; and parents, Sidney Lee and Ella Womack Darwin.
Mr. Darwin is survived by his sister, Julia Ann Darwin of Chattanooga; nieces, Joyce Ostrander of Naples, Fla., Sharon Duffy of Lake Wales, Fla., and Gail Chambers of Morris, Ala.; nephews, Phillip Darwin of Lake Wales, George H. Anderson III of Orlando, Fla., William H. Bowman and Steven D. Bowman of Chattanooga, and Henry C. Hobday III of Gainesville, Fla.; and cousin, Nancy Lee Cunningham McClure of Chattanooga. He also leaves behind a close, caring, and sustaining group of neighbors.
Graveside services will beheld Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. at National Cemetery in Chattanooga with the Rev. Ronald Ragon officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Chattanooga Funeral Home East Chapel.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Wednesday, September 19, 2001, Times & Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
BENJAMIN "FRANK" DENNIS
Benjamin Frank Dennis, 88, of Athens died Monday, Oct. 22,
2001,at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Moore Dennis; parents: Charles and Martha Dennis; one brother, James Dennis; and two sisters: Bonnie Lee and Willie Francis.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Dennis of Athens; one son and daughter-in-law: Robert Bobby F. and Pat Dennis of Cleveland; two daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Doug Graham and Doris and Harold Layman, all of Decatur; one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Howard of Rockwood; grandchildren: Buddy Dennis, Brian Dennis, Steve Graham, Charlie Graham, Kym Swanks, Jerri Layman and Ruth Shipp; great-grandchildren: Kathryn Grace Womack, Brian Hunter Dennis, Hanna Ruth Douglas and Brian Douglas, and twins to arrive around Christmas, Jessica and Paul Shipp.
The funeral will be held at 7 this evening in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home with Minister Jack S. Stamper officiating. Interment will be in Mountain View Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland, Tennessee
BERTHA MELTON DINWIDDIE
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, January 30, 1999
CAMDEN - Bertha Melton Dinwiddie, 93, retired inspector for Ottenheimer Dress Manufacturing Co., died of heart failure Thursday at West Lake Living Center in Sherwood, Ark. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with burial in Flatwoods Cemetery. Mrs. Dinwiddie, the widow of Charles Leland Dinwiddie, leaves four sisters, Bessie Robins of Eva, Ora Warmack of Big Sandy, Ruby Moore of Gleason and Johnnie Berry of Detroit, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
HELEN MARIE CHITTUM DUKES
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, July 15, 1999.
HELEN MARIE CHITTUM DUKES, 61, of Memphis, homemaker, died of burns Tuesday at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis Burn Center.
Services will be at noon Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Tenn. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. Mrs. Dukes, the wife of E. D. Dukes, also leaves three sisters, Deloris Chittum and Betty Chittum, both of Knoxville, and Mabel Chittum Wamack of Chattanooga, and two brothers, Frank Chittum and Walter Chittum, both of Knoxville. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Love Worth Finding Ministries.
Arlee Fain, 59, a resident of Old Fort, died Monday evening,
Sept. 10, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was the son of the late William Henley and Emma Judy Fain. He was preceded in death by two brothers: William Fain and Dallas Fain.
He was a lifelong resident of Bradley County, a 38-year employee with Maytag, and was of the Baptist faith.
Arlee was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Faye Casteel Fain; daughter and son-in-law: Rhonda and Ben Ingram; granddaughter, Ashlee Ingram; sister and brother-in-law: Bud and Martha Cline of Cleveland; five brothers and sisters-in-law: Bud and May Ann Fain, Charles and Mabra Fain, Lyndon and Drucilla Fain, Arlen and Carol Fain, and Lawrence and Ann Fain, all of Cleveland; aunt, Addie Womac of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wildwood Chapel of Buckner-Rush Funeral Homes with the Revs. Bill Sneed and Alfred Sneed officiating. Interment will follow in Fain Cemetery in Englewood. Terry Fain, Bill Fain, Edward Fain, Bobby Fain, Dovy Cline and Curtiss Cline will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
Wednesday, September 12, 2001, Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland, Tennessee
WILLIAM R. FORTUNE
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, October 28, 1999, Page: A14
WILLIAM R. FORTUNE, 78, of Bartlett, retired employee of International Harvester, died of heart failure Wednesday at Applingwood Health Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Broadway Baptist Church in Olive Branch, Miss.,with burial in Memory Hill Gardens. Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel has charge. He was a World War II veteran. Mr. Fortune, the husband of Mary Sue Fortune, also leaves three daughters, Charlotte Marchbanks of Bartlett, Nancy Kitchens of Atlanta and Phyliss Conley of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a son, William R. Fortune Jr. of Atlanta; three sisters, Lois Womack of Roanoke, Va., Betty Mullett of Sarasota, Fla., and Barbara Gaylor of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two brothers, James Fortune of Naples, Fla., and Willard Fortune of Fort Walton Beach, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great- grandchild. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Broadway Baptist Church.
WILLIE I. GLASSON
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, November 28, 1999, Page: A20
WEST POINT - Willie I. `Sonny' Glasson, 78, retired mechanic for Jameson Ford Motors, Long Ford and Smith Pontiac after 45 years, died of heart failure Friday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Glasson, the husband of Dorothy Bennett Glasson, also leaves two daughters, Peggy G. Edwards of Memphis and Pat D. Glasson of West Point; a son, Ricky Glasson of West Point; a sister, Ora Womack of Lilbourne, Mo.; a brother, John E. Glasson of Mantee, and four grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to West End Baptist Church.
DANNY DALE HANEY
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, December 22, 1999, Page: B4
BYHALIA - Danny Dale Haney, 63, heavy-equipment operator for G&M Construction, died Monday in Byhalia after a heart attack. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Holly Springs. He was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. Mr. Haney, the husband of Patricia Hogan Wommack Haney, also leaves four daughters, Theresa Breedlove, Janice Haney and Carolyn Haney, all of Byhalia, and Vicki Spoon of Holly Springs; two sisters, Patty Brewer of West Memphis, Ark., and Alta Mae Haney of Marianna, Ark.; a brother, Lawrence Haney of Holly Springs, and six grandchildren.
WANDA EAKER HENDERSON
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, April 15, 1999
NEW ALBANY - Wanda Eaker Henderson, 56, retired teacher and librarian, died of cancer Tuesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Vista Memorial Park.
United Funeral Service has charge. Mrs. Henderson, the wife of Thomas L. Henderson, also leaves a daughter, Heather Henderson of New Albany; two sons, Bryan Henderson of Saltillo and Lee Henderson of Tupelo; four sisters, Linda Womack of Jupiter, Fla., Kay Hall and Gloria Bennett, both of New Albany, and Wava Rakestraw of Blue Springs, and two brothers, Jimmy Eaker of New Albany and Larry Eaker of Tupelo.
NANCY VERNELL HENDRIX
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, July 24, 1999
PONTOTOC - Nancy Vernell Hendrix, 68, retired furniture factory employee, died Wednesday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo of a brain aneurysm. Services were Friday at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with burial in Eddington Cemetery near Pontotoc.
She was a Baptist. Mrs. Hendrix, the wife of James Hendrix, also leaves a daughter, Deborah Warmack of Mooreville; two sons, Barry Hendrix and Jeff Hendrix, and a sister, Elizabeth Martin, all of Pontotoc; three brothers, Dualane Pannell of Okolona, Leon Pannell of Fulton and Dennis Pannell of Pontotoc, nine grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
HERBERT FRANKLIN HIGGINS
WHITWELL --Herbert Franklin Higgins, 91, died
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, in a local hospital.
He was a retired coal miner and past president and financial secretary of Local 5227 Mine Workers and retired from Sequatchie Handle Works.
Preceded in death by parents, George and Martha Crutchfield Higgins; two sisters, Abby Harris and Emma Nunley; four brothers, Ted, Henry, John and Dan Higgins; grandchildren, Ricky and Colleen Floyd; great-granddaughter, Tosha Higgins.
Survivors include his wife, Essie Womack Higgins; children, Kathleen Floyd, Charles Higgins and Don Higgins, all of Whitwell; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT today, Aug. 10.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDT Saturday, Aug. 11, at Griffith Creek Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Charles O. Ross officiating.
Interment will be in Griffith Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements by Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home.
Friday, August 10, 2001, Times & Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
FREDDY E. LAYNE
JASPER -- Freddy E. Layne, 56, died Monday afternoon, April 9, 2001, in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Margie Green Layne.
Survivors include wife, Katherine Layne of Whitwell; special friend, Linda McHone of Jasper; stepchildren, Judy Kilgore of Whitwell, Linda Womack and Jerry Cox of Jasper and Hardy Cox of Georgia; sisters, Ethel Brannum of Sequatchie, Helen Layne of Jasper, and Juanita Thomas of Whitwell; brothers, Billy Layne of Soddy-Daisy, Roy Layne of Jasper; eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 12, in the chapel of Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Warren Beavers, Rev. Eddie Jacks and Rev. Sam Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT today, April 11.
Wednesday, April 11, 2001, Times & Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee
DONALD WILSON LEWIS
McMinnville resident and Smith County native Donald Wilson
Lewis, 68, died suddenly March 16 at River Park Hospital.
A retired Teamster truck driver with Yellow Freight Trucking Company, a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War, and a member of Oakland Church of Christ, he was preceded in death by son, Jeff Womack.
He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Lewis; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Jackie Womack of Gordonsville and Eric and Pilar' Womack of Mortril, Spain; sister, Doris Watts of Sparta; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with Clayton Gribble and Ronnie Fults officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The Lewis family will receive friends today from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oakland Church of Christ of the charity of your choice.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard (McMinnville, Tenn.) March 18, 2001
G. N. MANGIALARDI
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, June 03, 1999
GREENVILLE - G. N. `Reno' Mangialardi, 85, of Greenville, formerly of Leland, retired farmer and retail grocery merchant, died of heart failure Wednesday at King's Daughters Hospital. Services will be at
10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he was a communicant, with burial in Greenville Cemetery. Boone-Wells Funeral Home has charge. Mr. Mangialardi, the widower of Mafalda Fratesi Mangialardi, leaves five daughters, Carolyn M. Campbell of Carrollton, Mary Eldina Pridemore of Riverdale, Ga., Nancy M. Vesper of Mandeville, La., and Rosalie M. Womac and Barbara M. Pettis, both of Greenville; a sister, Rena M. Garnetti of Brooklyn, N.Y., 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Macey Ann McHone, infant daughter of Michelle Womac and Jason McHone of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Children's Hospital in Knoxville.
Survivors other than parents include, two sisters, Chelsey Skinner and Katie McHone, both of Decatur; one brother, Rex McHone of Decatur; maternal grandparents, Robert and Judy Gentry of Charleston, and Frankie Womac of Decatur; paternal grandparents, Deanie and Brenda McHone of Decatur; maternal great-grandparents, R.L. and Martha Gentry of Dalton, Ga.; paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Geraldine Anderson of Decatur; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Short Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Frankie Womac, Deanie McHone, Robert Gentry, Mike Lawson and Jerry McHone.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ziegler Funeral Home and the body will be in state one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ziegler Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.
Monday, January 28, 2002, Daily Post
Athenian, Athens, Tennessee
JAMES R. MORRIS
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, May 08, 1999
EUPORA - James R. Morris, 79, retired welder, died of heart failure Friday at Webster Health Services. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Webster County. He was a World War II Navy veteran. Mr. Morris, the husband of Betty Miles Morris, also leaves two daughters, Carolyn Womack and Sara Harrison, both of Eupora; a son, Jimmy Morris of Carrollton; a sister, Lois Lamb of Eupora, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
HOBERT ELMO PHIFER
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, April 07, 1999.
CAMDEN - Hobert Elmo Phifer, 75, farmer, died of cancer Monday at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home with burial in Flatwoods Cemetery here. He was a member of Flatwoods Methodist Church and a World War II Army veteran. Mr.
Phifer, the husband of Joyce Warmack Phifer, also leaves three sons, R.A. Phifer of Aurora, Colo., Michael Lee Phifer of Eva and Christopher D. Phifer of Jackson; three sisters, Hazel Lowry of Camden, Sadie Ruth Wheatley of Eva and Helen Andrews of Wilmington, Ill., and four grandchildren.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, February 26, 1999.
CORINTH - Wayne Schrum, 53, sign painter, died of cancer Wednesday at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Services were Thursday at Coleman Funeral Home with burial in Carpenter Cemetery. He was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. He leaves a sister, Margie Mueller; two brothers, Bobby Schrum and Jeff Schrum; a stepbrother, Scott Womack, and his father, George Schrum, all of Corinth.
Died: 03-10-2001 Elma Smith Sherrill, 88, of the Sanford
community near Riceville, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at NHC of Athens.
A native of Greene County, she was a daughter of the late C. Edward and Jennie Cross Smith and was preceded in death by her husband, B.B. Blan Sherrill; one daughter, Frances Louise Sherrill; one sister, Gladys Smith; and two brothers, M.C. Tip Smith and W. Ralph Smith. She was a member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and the Calhoun Chapter No. 187 OES. She and her late husband owned and operated a general merchandise store in the Sanford community for 27 years.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald B. and Imogene Sherrill of Riceville and George R. and Teresa Sherrill of Athens; six granddaughters, Jenny Sherrill Cox, Pam Levack, Robin Trentham, Leslie Womac, Teresa Booth and Lisa Scoggins; two grandsons, Jeff and Darin Sherrill; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Burlingham officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Bill Burson, Walter Barham, Rick Barham, Mike Allen, Emmett Kirkland and Gary Barham.
The body will be in state after 2 p.m. Monday where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Calhoun United Methodist Church, 820 Hwy. 163, Calhoun, TN 37309.
Jerry Smith Funeral Home of Athens is serving the family of Elma Smith Sherrill.
Monday, March 12, 2001, Daily Post Athenian, Athens, Tennessee.
DOROTHY MAXWELL SPEES
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, January 16, 2000, Page: B7
DOROTHY MAXWELL SPEES, 74, of Memphis, retired employee of Defense Depot, died of cancer Friday at Allenbrooke Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with entombment in Memorial Park Mausoleum. She was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church. She leaves a sister, Hazel Stegall-Estes of Fort Worth, Texas; a half-sister, Shirley Patterson of Hickory Valley, Tenn.; a half-brother, James D. Maxwell Jr. of Memphis, and a cousin and nephew who cared for her, Mary Ella Womack of Memphis and Robert E. Stegall of Fort Worth.
ROY C. STEPHENSON
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, December 17, 1998
JACKSON - Roy C. Stephenson, 68, associate program director of the Memphis Conference Council of Ministries, died of heart failure Tuesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at R.E. Womack Memorial Chapel at Lambuth University with burial in Hollywood Cemetery. George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home has charge. He was a member of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church and a Korean War Navy veteran. Mr. Stephenson, the husband of Marian Turner Stephenson, also leaves three daughters, Elizabeth Ann Stanfill of Jackson, Kathryn S. Pope and Sandra Leigh Rudd, both of Nashville; two sons, Roy Crosby `Stevie' Stephenson Jr. of Memphis and William Edward Stephenson of Jackson, Tenn., and 10 grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Lambuth Memorial Society of St. Stephen.
Ralph E. Trent, 64, of Riceville died Wednesday morning, Sept.
12, 2001, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
A native of Benham, Ky., he was a son of the late Alfred R. and Oma Hurd Trent.
He was a member of Athens Christian Church.
He owned and operated Riceville Discount Wallpaper until his retirement in September 2000.
Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Margaret Logan Trent of Riceville; two daughters and one son-in-law: Debbie T. Noe of Riceville and Dana and Alvin Bowman of Athens; two sons: Ralph A. Trent of Knoxville and Brad L. Trent of Riceville; one granddaughter, Angela Noe Womac of Goldsboro, N.C.; two grandsons: Eric Noe and Aaron Noe, both of Corbin, Ky.; a very loving great-granddaughter, Destany Womac; a loving mother-in-law, Florine Logan of Riceville; one brother, Kenneth Trent of Mount Washington, Ky.; and a brother-in-law, Chuck Logan of Doraville, Ga.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Jerry Smith Funeral Home in Athens with Minister Dale Kuhns officiating. Interment will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens.
The body can be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2001, Cleveland Daily Banner,
C. E. WHITE
C.E. White, 74, a resident of Charleston,
died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorsie Williams White; and two sisters: Evelyn Ward White and Leona Womac.
Survivors include his former spouse, Frankie Morgan White of Cleveland; sister, Mary Lou Wilson of Riceville; son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Lynn White of West Palm Beach, Fla.; son, Robert White of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Charlie Miller of Cleveland; five grandchildren: Nikki White, Tara White, Shanna Hughes, H.L. Hughes and Lacey Miller; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Dudley Cockrum officiating and the Rev. Tim Bounds assisting with music. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1221, Cleveland, TN 37364.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Notes of sympathy may be sent online to email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 17, 2001, Cleveland
Daily Banner, Cleveland, Tennessee
C.E. White, 74, of Charleston, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. A son of the late Fred and Dorsie Williams White, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Ward White and Leona Womac. Survivors include his former spouse, Frankie Morgan White of Cleveland; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ernest and Lynn White of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Robert White of Knoxville; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Charlie Miller of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Nikki White, Tara White, Shanna Hughes, H.L. Hughes, and Lacey Miller; one sister, Mary Lou Wilson of Riceville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Dudley Cockrum officiating and the Rev. Tim Bounds assisting with music. Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1221, Cleveland, TN 37364. Notes of sympathy may be sent online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Cleveland is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, October 17, 2001, Daily Post Athenain, Athens, Tennessee
HAZEL J. WHITTEN
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, April 09, 2000, Page: B7
HAZEL J. WHITTEN, 78, of Memphis, retired riverboat cook, died of cancer Saturday at American Transitional Health Care. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown. Mrs. Whitten, the widow of Travis Whitten, leaves three sons, Bob Womack of Marked Tree, Ark., William E. Nelson of Barton, Miss., and George Nelson of Memphis; a sister, Joan Diaz of Marlboro, Md.; two brothers, Walter Bennett of Memphis and Jimmy Bennett of Booneville, Miss., three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
MARGARET E. WILSON
Source: The Commercial Appeal Memphis, TN, October 02, 1998
JACKSON - Margaret E. `Peggy' Wilson, 50, employee of Dal Tile, died of cancer Thursday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Meridian Baptist Church, where she was a member, with entombment in Ridgecrest Mausoleum. George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home South Chapel has charge. She leaves a daughter, Carol Kirkland of Jackson; a son, Robert Wilson of Medina; four sisters, Rose Lopez, Rita Womack, Bernice Lopez and Bernadatte Lopez; and five brothers, Angelo Lopez Jr., Andy Lopez, Ron Lopez, John Paul Lopez and Jessie Lopez, and her mother, Margaret Lopez, all of Denver, and four grandchildren.
MARION CALVIN ADAMS
Source: The Tennessean, April 03, 1999.
Marion Calvin Adams, 79, Stubblefield Lane, McMinnville, Tenn., a retired employee of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Maryland, died Thursday, St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville. Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. today, High Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Alma Louise Womack Adams; stepsons, Stanley, McMinnville, Toby Cantrell, Smithville, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Nina Jo Moore, McMinnville; brother, Fred Adams, Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Source: The Tennessean, March 03, 2000, Page: 5B
Gallatin, TN HIBBETT, Dillon Alexander Age 76. Wednesday March 1,
2000 at Sumner Regional Medical Center Mr. Hibbett was born in Gallatin, TN on May 21, 1923, son of the late John A. Hibbett and Lucy Barry Hibbett. Preceded in death by sisters, Priscilla Robnent, Lucy Barry Alexander; brothers, Will Allen 'Jack' Hibbett, David Barry Hibbett, John Allen Hibbett, Jr. Survived by brother, Charlie Hibbett; sister, Rebekah Womack, Gallatin, TN; nieces and nephews.
Retired in 1990 from Hopeman Brothers in Waynesboro, VA after 35 years of service. Memorial service will be 2 P.M. Saturday, March 4, 2000, from the First Presbyterian Church, Rev. Michael Shealy and Julius Hovan officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 P.M. Friday, March 3, 2000 at Newby Funeral Home. Honorary pallbearers: Charles Marschall Hibbett, Allen Robnett, Thomas Hibbett, Ben Mayberry, Bill Allen, Ed Cameron, Stewart Myrick, Perry McArthur Memorials may be made to the Monroe Harding Childrens Home or Maple Manor Childrens Home. NEWBY FUNERAL HOME, 615-452-3370.
LAWRENCE SMITH BEERMAN
Source: The Tennessean, August 21, 1999.
Lawrence Smith Beerman, 74, 106 Cherokee, Nashville, a retired Army master sergeant, died Thursday, at his home. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, near Pegram. Woodlawn Funeral Home in charge. Survivors: son, Frank Beerman, Nashville; daughters, Sheila Beerman, North Carolina, Elizabeth Fuller, Las Vegas; son, Lawrence Beerman, Texas; daughters, Carla Womack, Nashville, Halley Beerman, California; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
DOROTHY ANN BLANKENSHIP
Source: The Tennessean, March 22, 1999.
Dorothy Ann Blankenship Tarr, 77, 22 Poss Lane, McMinnville, Tenn., a retired employee of Genesco, died Saturday, NHC Healthcare.
Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. today, High Funeral Home.
Survivors: daughters, Pat Neal, Alice Pendergraph, Vicki Wheatley, all McMinnville, Gail Womack, Kentucky; brothers, Dick, Jimmy Blankenship, both McMinnville; sisters, Betty Blankenship, Sue Higginbotham, both Alabama; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
HOWARD L. BRANHAM
Source: The Tennessean, October 31, 1999, Page: 9B
Gallatin, TN BRANHAM, Howard L. Age 77. Saturday, October 30,
1999. Preceded in death by wife, Lois Branham. Survived by son, Gary H. (Lauwanna) Branham, Gallatin; daughter, Rita B. (Michael) Sowell, Mt. Juliet; grandchildren, Chris Branham, Nathan Sowell, Uri Sowell; sister, Helen Dunlap, Rock Island, TN; mother-in-law, Clara B. Hodges, Gallatin. Mr. Branham was founder of Howard L. Branham & Son Trucking Co. of Gallatin, TN. Remains are at Alexander Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Monday, November 1, 1999, with Rev. Jack Goodwin officiating. Interment Gallatin City Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ralph West, Mark West, Duane DeVault, Ronnie Ray, Joe Womack, Fred Womack, Glenn Hackett, Roger Holland. Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Williamson, Johnny Schiavone, Joe Caldwell, James Hodges, Finley Richardson, Mike Agee, Terry Crockett. Visitation with family Sunday 12 noon-8 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until time of service. ALEXANDER FUNERAL HOME, 452-2324.
Source: The Tennessean, August 10, 1999.
Josh Carmack, 21, Davis Drive, Gallatin, a clerk at Lowes, died Sunday, Sumner Regional Medical Center from injuries suffered in a traffic accident. Memorial service 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, First Baptist Church, Gallatin. Alexander Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors: parents, Danny and Karen Carmack, Gallatin; grandparents, Robert and Anna Carmack, Gallatin, Ron and Gloria Womack, Old Hickory; great-grandparents, Charlotte Swann, Vero Beach, Fla., Rosie Barnes, Gallatin; sisters, Kendal Carmack, Ashley Carmack, both Gallatin.
CYNTHIA RENEE HARDY
Source: The Tennessean, February 15, 2000, Page: 4B
HARDY, Cynthia Renee February 13, 2000. Survived by children, LaShonda & Tacarria Hardy and Reggie Womack, Jr.; mother, Willetta Hardy; devoted friend, Reggie Womack, Sr.; other relatives and friends. Complete arrangements announced later. J.W. ADKINS FUNERAL HOME, 615-292-8367.
Lebanon, Tn. HAREL, Billy Age 66. February 14, 2000. Services Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 11 a.m. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 444- 7007 Ashland City-Charlotte, Tn.
DOROTHY ELIZABETH NEAL
Source: The Tennessean, September 10, 1999, Page: 9B
Dorothy Elizabeth Neal, 68, Tullahoma, Tenn., a homemaker, died Wednesday, Southern Tennessee Medical Center, Winchester, Tenn. Cause not disclosed. Services 11 a.m. tomorrow, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester. Survivors: husband, Curtis Neal; daughters, Diane McIntyre, Florence, Ala., Patricia Parton, Amy Hutchins, Donna Thomas, all Tullahoma, Kathy Womack, Pelham, Tenn.; seven grandchildren.
Source: The Tennessean, September 21, 1998.
Margaret Pillow, 68, 602 Clax Branch Rd., Loretto, Tenn., died Saturday at Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia. Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. today at Loretto Memorial Chapel.
Survivors: mother, Alice Pillow, Loretto; sisters, Peggy Kerstiens, Sadie Bosheers, both Loretto; brother, John Pillow Jr., Lawerenceburg, Tenn.
Tommie Ellen ``June Bug'' Richmond, 50, 215 Roberts St., Sparta, Tenn., a homemaker, died Friday at Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga. Cause not disclosed. Services 1 p.m. tomorrow at Hunter Funeral Home. Survivors: daugthers, Frances Richmond, Melissa Womack, Felechia Richmond, all Sparta; sons, Ralph, McMinnville, Chris Richmond, Sparta; mother, Mary Richmond, Sparta; sisters, Shirley, Sandra Richmond, both Sparta; brother, Willie Richmond, Sparta; six grandchildren.
Edwin Neil ``Biggon'' Stanfill, 65, 2521 Cedar Creek Rd., Vanleer, Tenn., a retired employee of Conalco, New Johnsonville, Tenn., died Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. tomorrow at Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson. Survivors: wife, Eula Weaver Stanfill; sons, Ricky, Tracy, both Erin, Tenn., Tony Stanfill, Vanleer; brothers, James, Ray Stanfill, both Vanleer; sisters, Sara Adams, Clarksville, Mildred Sharpton, Columbia, Tenn., Willodean McIllwain, Vanleer, Edith Jackson, Mobile, Ala., Linda Watts, Springfield, Mary Roberts, Nashville; five grandchildren.
BERTHA LUSINDA PITTS
Source: The Tennessean, June 07, 1999.
Bertha Lusinda Pitts Davenport Barrett, 82, Woodbury, Tenn., a homemaker, died Friday, Columbia Stones River Hospital. Cause not disclosed. Services were held yesterday, 6 Woodbury Funeral Home.
Survivors: sons, Elmer Davenport, Hartsville, Tenn., Joe Davenport, Burley Barrett Jr., both Murfreesboro; daughters, Patricia Womack, Vicky Watts, both Woodbury; half brother, Eugene Dennis, Chattanooga; sister, Lydia Barrett, Auburntown, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.
LOYD WAYNE ROGERS
Source: The Tennessean, February 15, 1999,
Loyd Wayne Rogers, 48, Morton Lane, Smyrna, former owner and operator of One Stop Auto Sales, died Saturday, St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, of liver failure. Services 1 p.m. tomorrow, Woodfin Chapel. Survivors: wife, Martha Rogers; daughter, Melisha Rogers; son, Loyd Rogers Jr.; mother, Nora Thomas; sisters, Rita Thompson, Debbie Thompson, all Smyrna; brothers, Danny, Donnie, both Murfreesboro, Wendell Rogers, Smyrna; half sisters, Lisa Brown, Knoxville, Lydia Womack, Woodbury, Tenn., Lisbeth McGonegal, Florida.
RICHARD WOMACK SCOBEY
Source: The Tennessean, February 01, 2000, Page: 11W
FRANKLIN Richard Womack Scobey, a U.S. Navy veteran, died Sunday at his home in Franklin after a long illness. Scobey attended Central High School in Nashville, the University of Colorado and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Following military service throughout the Pacific theater during World War II as a radio operator with the U.S. Navy Fleet radio unit, he served in the Korean War.
Scobey served with one of the National Security Agency's predecessors, CSAW, in 1947 and engaged in various agency tasks such as cryptology and planning support. He was also a radio printer officer in both operational and management capacities.
Scobey served as a staff member with Headquarters NSAPAC, Tokyo, Japan, from 1957-59, and was able to take his family with him to the island nation.
He was active in church affairs in Japan and in Maryland and was an elder at Forest Home Church of Christ until his illness forced him to resign. He was also a song director.
He was preceded in death by a son, Paul, a grandson, Andrew, his brother, Frank, and his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Alyce; daughters and sons-in-law Lynda and Jack Stone, and Suzan and Gerry Putman; son and daughter-in-law Richard W. Jr. and Kathy Scobey; grandchildren Kristi Elzinga and her husband, John, Alyssa Burns and her husband, Jason, Benjamin and Courtney Cowan, Daniel Richard and Kara Scobey; and great- grandchildren Taylor and Hannah Burns.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Brentwood Funeral Home, 9010 Church St. E. Tom Holland will conduct the service and Brevard Haynes will have a prayer.
A Naval Honor Guard ceremony will take place at the grave site in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with a closing prayer by John Carr. Active pallbearers will be Edward Scobey, Silver Spring, Md., David Scobey, Roswell, Ga., Dr. Joseph Scobey, Goodlettsville, Tenn., Bill Scobey, Franklin, Scott Scobey, Benjamin Cowan and Daniel Richard Scobey. Honorary pallbearers will be the elders of Forest Home Church of Christ, Calvin King, Robert Chadwell, Howard Colson, Robert and Richard Terry, John Crit Beene, John Elzinga, and Jason Burns, all of Tennessee, James Vaughan from Mississippi, Sidney Miller from Florida, Auburn Henderson of Alabama and Shelly Burks of Georgia.
Visitation with the family will be from 3-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Children's Home.
HELEN OLIVER TANKSLEY
Source: The Tennessean, November 11, 1999, Page: 9B
Nashville, TN TANKSLEY, Helen Oliver November 9, 1999. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Elisa Clark; grandson, Howie Clark, all of Brentwood. Her remains are at the Broadway Chapel, where the family will receive friends Thursday, 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Woodmont Christian Church with Rev. Doug Loftin and Rev. Faye Napier officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers: Tommy Knowles, Lyle Haden, John Tucker, Tom Jones, Roy Brummitt, Earl Priest, Roy Womack, Lloyd Esmon. ROESCH-PATTON, AUSTIN, BRACEY & CHARLTON, 1715 Broadway, 244- 6480.
HARRY L. WEBB
Source: The Tennessean, March 11, 2000, Page: 7B
Hermitage,TN Woodlawn Funeral Home WEBB, Harry L. Age 87. March
10, 2000. Son of the late Harry L. and Lillian Eastridge Webb.
Preceded in death by sister, Ethel Womack; brothers, Charles E. and James A. Webb. Mr. Webb was a member of the Church of Christ, and a graduate of Harding University. Survived by wife, Helen H. Webb; sister, Anne Stacy; step-daughters, Julia Summerlin, Carolyn (Buddy) Morris. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Monday, Woodlawn Funeral Home, Bro. Tony Woodall officiating. lnterment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers: Jimmy Morris, Shell Summerjin, Mike Wallis, James Webb, Robert L. Morris and Peyton Woodall. ln lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harding University, P.O.Box 12234, Searcy, AR 72149. Visitation with the family 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, 615-383-4754.
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