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Obituaries from September 2008

Manuel Russell Harmon (09/30/08)
Manuel Russell Harmon, 83, of Shelbyville, died Monday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Jeff Curtis officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Ollie Madalene Lovett Brown (09/30/08)
Ollie Madalene Lovett Brown, 86, of Columbia, died Monday at Rosewood Manor. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia with Bobby Sampson officiating. Burial will follow at Jones Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Robert Earnest 'Dr. Bob' Purvis (09/30/08)
Robert Earnest 'Dr. Bob' Purvis, 75, of Johnstonville, Ga., died Sept. 23, 2008 in the SICU Trauma Unit of Grady Hospital in Atlanta from injuries received Sept. 12 near his home in the Johnstonville area. Funeral services were held Monday at Williams Funeral Home, Barnesville, Ga., followed by burial at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Patty Baxter Cartwright (09/29/08)
Patty Baxter Cartwright, 65, of Dixon, Ky., died Friday in Panama City, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Chapel in Lynchburg. Burial will follow at Wagoner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Louise L. Stephenson (09/29/08)
Louise L. Stephenson, 90, of Shelbyville, died Sunday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gowen-Smith Chapel.
James D. Jennings (09/27/08)
James D. Jennings, 80, of Shelbyville, died Saturday morning, at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Steve Murphy officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the cemetery. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary 'Bet' Hester Pugh (09/27/08)
Mary 'Bet' Hester Pugh, 76, of Bell Buckle, died Friday in Monteagle following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Simpson Cemetery in Rover with the Rev. Josh Calahan officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
Mable Ann Sanders (09/26/08)
Mable Ann Sanders, 92, of Shelbyville, died Thursday following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
Annis McKinney (09/26/08)
Funeral services for Annis McKinney, 73, of Shelbyville, who died Friday at her home following an extended illness, will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bills McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Donnie Rader and Joe Corley will officiate and burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery...
Ella V. Barton Smith (09/24/08)
Funeral services for Ella V. Barton Smith, 95, of Shelbyville, who died Tuesday at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center, will be held at noon Monday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. The Rev. Paul Richardson will officiate and burial will follow in Haley Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 11 a.m. Monday until service time.
Georgia Mott Bowling (09/26/08)
Georgia Mott Bowling, 83, of Manchester, died Thursday at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Carney officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Juanita Dickson Wallace (09/26/08)
Juanita Dickson Wallace, 60, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Shelbyville congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, of which she was a member, with Bob Feltner officiating. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Comer George Sr. (09/24/08)
Comer George Sr., 88, died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Doug Dezotell officiating. Burial will follow at Horse Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Benjamin 'Ben' Cates (09/23/08)
Benjamin 'Ben' Cates, 60, of Manchester, died Monday at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Marvin Davenport and Dennis Ham officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Margie Colleen Woodard Tate (09/20/08)
Margie Colleen Woodard Tate, 53, of Shelbyville died Friday at Heritage Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Victory Celebration Church with Carl Hall officiating. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. At her request, she was cremated. No other services are scheduled.
Ernest M. Young (09/19/08)
Ernest M. Young, 73, of Chapel Hill, died Thursday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. He was the husband of Vivian Young, who died in April.
Earl Carlton (09/19/08)
Funeral services for Earl Carlton, 86, of Rover, who died Thursday morning at his home after an extended illness, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. The Rev. Ronnie Grooms, the Rev. Scotty Sorrells and the Rev. Mike Dugan will officiate and burial, with full military honors, will follow in Cothran Cemetery in Rover...
Edwin D. Bogle (09/18/08)
Edwin D. Bogle, 76, of Harriman, a former Shelbyville resident, died Monday. Funeral services, with military honors, will be held tonight at 6 EDT at Mountain Cremation and Burial in Kingston with the Rev. Ronnie Nickells officiating. Burial will follow at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingston Memorial Gardens.
Bryce G. Francis (09/17/08)
Bryce G. Francis, 74, of Daytona Beach, Fla., a former Shelbyville resident, died Tuesday at his home. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. EDT Friday at Lankford Funeral Home, DeLand, Fla. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT.
Ruth Irene Smotherman Marlin (09/16/08)
Graveside services for Ruth Irene Smotherman Marlin, 92, of Shelbyville, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Cedar Grove community with the Rev. Charles Melvin Collins officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
Charles Ira Leverette (09/16/08)
Funeral services for Charles Ira Leverette, 90, of Shelbyville, who died Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, with the Rev. Charles Melvin Collins and the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Simpson Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Betty Young Caffey (09/16/08)
Betty Young Caffey, 77, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Sept. 15, at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville. The Rev. Stephen Caine will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Christi Payne (09/15/08)
Christi Payne, 34, of Tullahoma, died Sunday at her home after battling cancer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tullahoma Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Cable officiating. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery near Unionville. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Jim Douglas Hooten (09/15/08)
Funeral Mass for Jim Douglas Hooten, 75, of Cornersville, who died Saturday at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg, will be 1 p.m. Thursday, at St. John's Catholic Church in Lewisburg. The Rev. Bill Kelly will officiate and intermet will follow in Sunset Park Mausoleum...
Robert 'Randy' Davis (09/14/08)
Robert 'Randy' Davis, 52, of Decherd, died Saturday at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Winchester, with Winston Tipps and Ed Boggess officiating. Burial will follow at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery in Cowan. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday.
Patricia Dianne Rainwater (09/12/08)
Patricia Dianne Rainwater, 57, of Shelbyville, died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McGee officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
John Andrew Christie Sr. (09/13/08)
John Andrew Christie Sr., 74, of Shelbyville, died Thursday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Ron DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Sherrie Lynn Brown Comes (09/13/08)
Sherrie Lynn Brown Comes, 59, of Chapel Hill, died Sept. 6 at her home. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Whiteside United Methodist Church, which she attended as a child. Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Edward Lee Moore (09/13/08)
Edward Lee Moore, 84, died Friday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Judy Sides officiating and honor services being provided by the U.S. Navy. Following the service, and per his request, his remains will be cremated. Burial will be in Unionville Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.
Wallace Ross Pruitt (09/13/08)
Wallace Ross Pruitt, 64, of Wartrace, died Friday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby McGee officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Marjorie Farmer Burgess (09/12/08)
Funeral services for Marjorie Farmer Burgess, 82, who died Thursday, will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Bills McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Corey Barnette and Bennie Burns will officiate and burial will follow in Middleview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be 4-8 p.m. Saturday...
Kenneth 'K.W.' Waggoner (09/12/08)
Funeral services for Kenneth "K.W." Waggoner, 62, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Shelbyville, who died Wednesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel....
James Robert 'Bobby' Yell (09/11/08)
James Robert 'Bobby' Yell, 67, of Haskins Chapel, died Wednesday in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, with Joe Hudson officiating. Burial will follow at Hopper Cemetery near Chapel Hill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Bernice M. Upchurch (09/11/08)
Bernice M. Upchurch, 82, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby McGee officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Hank Allison (09/11/08)
Memorial services for Henry R. "Hank" Allison III, 64, who died Saturday at his home in Nashville, were to be held 11 a.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Ave. in Nashville. Burial took place earlier in the morning at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery...
Mattie Lou Eslick (09/08/08)
Mattie Lou Eslick, 94, of Winchester, died Friday at Lynchburg Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Lynchburg with Richard Logan officiating. Burial followed at Lynchburg Cemetery.
William Buford 'Buie' Simmons (09/08/08)
William Buford 'Buie' Simmons, of Fayetteville, died Saturday night at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville with Bill Dorriety officiating. Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Wesley Stem (09/04/08)
Wesley Stem, 17, of Shelbyville, died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Dr. Drew Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Shofner Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Henry Clifford 'H.C.' Summitt Jr. (09/04/08)
Henry Clifford "H.C." Summitt Jr., 78, of Cairo, Ga., a former Shelbyville resident, died Wednesday in Tallahassee, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. EDT Friday at Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home-Riggins Road Chapel in Tallahassee.
Robert Martin Rucker (09/03/08)
Robert Martin Rucker, 82, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who has relatives in Bedford County, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Arizona time Thursday at Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale.
Sherry Sawyer (09/02/08)
Sherry Sawyer, 57, of Clarkston, Mich., who has several relatives in the Shelbyville area, died Aug. 26. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, Milford, Mich.
Marie Lowe Pinkston (09/02/08)
Marie Lowe Pinkston, 80, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Heritage Medical Center. Private graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Willow Mount Cemetery with Dr. Drew Hayes officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Harold Eugene Hicks Jr. (09/02/08)
Harold Eugene Hicks Jr., 72, of Shelbyville, died Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ellis Funeral Home in Nashville. Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.
David 'Bubba' Shelton (09/02/08)
David "Bubba" Shelton, 51, of Christiana, formerly of Eagleville, died Monday of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Lena Belle Harris Cortner (09/02/08)
Lena Belle Harris Cortner, 86, of Wartrace, died Saturday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at Normandy Presbyterian Church, where she was a member, with the Rev. Monnie Caine officiating. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robbie Starnes Sells (09/02/08)
Funeral services for Robbie Starnes Sells, 84, of Wartrace, were held Sunday at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home in Tullahoma with the Rev. Bill Starnes, her brother, and the Rev. John Bell officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma.
Whitney DeWitt Philpott (09/02/08)
Funeral services for Whitney DeWitt Philpott, 94 of Shelbyville, who died Saturday at Bedford County Nursing Home after an extended illness, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Bryan Elliott officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.