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Obituaries from November 2008

Jamie Scott Jakes (11/29/08)
Jamie Scott Jakes, 85, of Shelbyville, died Saturday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Paul Logan Fulks officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Peggy Jean Elliott (11/29/08)
Peggy Jean Elliott, 70, of Shelbyville, died Friday at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Phillip Lane and George Sinquefield officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Donald Eugene 'Gene' Bogle (11/28/08)
Donald Eugene 'Gene' Bogle, 71, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday evening at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Kevin Minchey officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Melissa Diane Landers (11/28/08)
Melissa Diane Landers, 47, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Danny Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Mary K. Wade (11/25/08)
Mary K. 'Mae' Wade, 89, of Chicago, formerly of Christiana, died Tuesday at Boulevard Terrace Rehab and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Frederick Wade will officiate, with burial to follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Betty Lou Esslinger (11/25/08)
Betty Lou Esslinger, 59, of Tullahoma, died Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Daves-Culberson Funeral Home in Tullahoma with Dana Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow at Hoovers Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Marvin Smotherman (11/24/08)
Marvin Smotherman, 86, of Cedar Grove, died Sunday in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Terry Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill, and 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Billy Joe Rogers (11/24/08)
Billy Joe Rogers, 74, of Shelbyville, died Saturday at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Sunday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Charles Williams officiating. Burial followed at Willow Mount Cemetery.
William Covington 'Bill' Sledge (11/24/08)
William Covington 'Bill' Sledge, Jr., 80, of Manchester, died Saturday at Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m at Manchester Funeral Home with Dr. George Jackson officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Mary Isabelle Ross Woodruff (11/24/08)
Mary Isabelle Ross Woodruff, 91, died Sunday morning at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Shelbyville, where she was a member. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Phillip Arthur 'Phil' Chockley (11/22/08)
Phillip 'Phil' Arthur Chockley Jr., 60, of Estill Springs, formerly of Shelbyville, died Thursday at his home after a battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday at Grant Funeral Services in Estill Springs with the Rev. Steven Lester and the Rev. Dean Guye officiating. Burial, with full military honors, followed at Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville.
Aliyah Marie Espy (11/22/08)
Aliyah Marie Espy, infant, died Wednesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Emerge Worship Center in Murfreesboro with burial to follow at Coleman Cemetery. Nelson & Sons' Memorial Chapel of Shelbyville is in charge of arrangements.
Denzle Homer Higgins Sr. (11/22/08)
Denzle Homer Higgins Sr., 82, of Lynn Haven, Fla., a former Bedford County resident, died Wednesday. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, where he was a member.
Randy Verl Marbry (11/19/08)
Funeral services for Randy Verl Marbry, 26, of Shelbyville will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Melvin Collins and Steve Murphy officiating. A private burial was held Thursday evening at Crowell's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sarah Palmer Wheeler (11/20/08)
Sarah Palmer Wheeler, 98, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Virginia Taylor Jackson (11/19/08)
Virginia Taylor Jackson, 98, of Rover, died Tuesday in Franklin. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Simpson Cemetery in Rover with Elder W.H. Reed and Elder Dudley Stovall officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
Opal Bass Lynch (11/19/08)
Opal Bass Lynch, 84, of Denton, Texas, died Tuesday at Denton Regional Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wartrace Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle.
Mildred Frances Dodson (11/18/08)
Mildred Frances Dodson, 55, of Manchester, died Monday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Tullahoma Funeral Home with William T. Pritchett officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Carolyn Bishop Pearson (11/17/08)
Carolyn Bishop Pearson, 84, of Louisville, Ky., died Sunday in Louisville. Funeral services will be at noon EST Tuesday at Highlands Family Owned Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial will follow at noon Wednesday at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. EST Monday at Highlands.
Danny Ray Gwin (11/15/08)
Danny Ray Gwin, 49, of Ethridge, died Thursday at Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Funeral services were held Saturday at Neal Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg with Jonathan Pugh officiating. Burial followed at Mount Horeb Cemetery in Lawrenceburg.
Coy Spurgeon (11/15/08)
Coy Spurgeon, 80, of Toledo, Ohio, died there Tuesday at Fairview Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Friday at Flanders Road Church of Christ, where he was a member and a deacon for many years. He was the brother of Gladys Rose of Shelbyville.
David Hensly Mooningham (11/14/08)
David Hensly Mooningham, 51, of Shelbyville, died Friday at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Lee Marlin Rogers (11/14/08)
Funeral services for Lee Marlin Rogers, 81, of Shelbyville, who died Friday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Minchey and the Rev. Bobby McGee will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be noon until 3 p.m. Sunday.
Kathryn Wilson Warren (11/14/08)
Kathryn Wilson Warren, 91, of Franklin, died Wednesday. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Franklin. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.
Willie A. 'Hammie' Harris (11/13/08)
Willie A. "Hammie" Harris, 77, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
William Gordon 'Bill' Stephens (11/13/08)
William Gordon 'Bill' Stephens, 81, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Shepherd Steven Lensce officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Gordon S. (Viola) Warren (11/12/08)
Mrs. Gordon S. (Viola) Warren, 91, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Williams and Rev. Tim McGehee officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
William Fred Dugger (11/12/08)
Funeral services for William Fred Dugger, 45, of Shelbyville, who died Tuesday at Heritage Medical Center, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Emmett Arnold will officiate and burial with full military honors will follow in Bomar Cemetery....
William Troxler Craig (11/12/08)
William Troxler Craig, 88, of Belfast, died Monday at NHC Merihil in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg with the Rev. Claude McMillion officiating. Burial will follow at Round Hill Cemetery in Belfast. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Ellen McGee Goosby (11/12/08)
Ellen McGee Goosby, 87, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mary Ruth Wright (11/11/08)
Mary Ruth Wright, 71, of Shelbyville, died Monday at Heritage Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held at Head Springs Cemetery in Belfast. No visitation is scheduled. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph William Sanders (11/11/08)
Joseph William Sanders, 70, of Henderson, N.C., died Oct. 27 at Maria Parham Medical Center. A private burial was held at Sunset Gardens in Henderson. J. M. White Funeral Home of Henderson was in charge of arrangements.
Ronald Evans Green Sr. (11/11/08)
Ronald Evans Green Sr., 66, of Shelbyville. died Monday evening at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Lytle Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Greer Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Jean Waters (11/11/08)
Jean Waters, 64, of Shelbyville, died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at King Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home, Chapel Hill.
James D. Wright (11/10/08)
James D. Wright, 76, of Cleveland, Tenn., died Saturday at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle following visitation at Fairfield Church of Christ, where he was a member, from 1 to 3 p.m. His life will be celebrated at noon EST Saturday at the office of Wright Brothers Construction Co. in Charleston. Fike Funeral Home, Cleveland, is in charge of arrangements.
Derek Chant Justice (11/10/08)
Derek Chant Justice, 23, of Kathleen, Ga., died Friday at Medical Center of Central Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Jim Hodge officiating. Per his request, his body will be cremated. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday.
Billy Dale Pierce (11/10/08)
Billy Dale Pierce, 79, of Shelbyville, died Sunday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Jeff Smith and Mark Pierce officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Margaret Joyce Whelchel (11/10/08)
Margaret Joyce Whelchel, 65, of Shelbyville died Saturday at Heritage Medical Center. At her request, her body was cremated. No services are scheduled. Gowen-Smith Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Prater Smotherman (11/08/08)
Mary Prater Smotherman, 89, of Bell Buckle, died Friday at Heritage Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle with Robert Young officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
W.A. Keller (11/05/08)
W.A. Keller, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Heritage Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Rick Clouse officiating. No visitation is planned.
Debra Ann Story Franklin (11/06/08)
Debra Ann Story Franklin, 41, of Shelbyville, died suddenly Tuesday at Heritage Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held Friday at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Doak-Howell Funeral Home.
Ruth Taylor (11/05/08)
Graveside services for Ruth Eleanor Taylor, 83, of Shelbyville, who died Tuesday at Heritage Medical Center, will be held at noon Saturday at Willow Mount Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Pope officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Lee Roy Lowman (11/05/08)
Lee Roy Lowman, 83, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Middle Tennessee Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, where he was a member, with the Rev. Tony Hutson officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro.
Linda Bailey Alsup (11/05/08)
Linda Bailey Alsup, 57, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Riverdale Church of Christ, Murfreesboro, with burial to follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon. Scales & Sons Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, is in charge of arrangements.
Morton L. Pyrdum (11/05/08)
Morton L. Pyrdum, 88, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at Alvin C. York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Raymond Ragsdale and Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
George Andy Gibson (11/05/08)
George Andy Gibson, 77, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Unity Baptist Church, where he was an active member, with Frelan George officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Melson Cemetery in Lincoln County. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie L. Carlton (11/05/08)
Mattie L. Carlton, 81, of Shelbyville, died today at Bedford County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Yates officiating. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Anthony Martin Foldy (11/03/08)
Anthony Martin Foldy, 84, formerly of Shelbyville, died Saturday in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Service, New Smyrna Beach, with his nephew, Pastor Tim Foldy, officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m...
Clarence 'Tinker' Holt (11/03/08)
Clarence 'Tinker' Holt, 58, of Shelbyville, died Saturday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Armstrong officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mildred Williams Locke (11/03/08)
Mildred Williams Locke, 89, of Bell Buckle, died Saturday at her home after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bell Buckle United Methodist Church, of which she was a member, with the Rev. Beth Ezell and the Rev. Buddy Royston officiating. A private burial will be held at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. The family will receive visitors at the church following the service. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Harrison (11/01/08)
Fred Harrison, 78, of Shelbyville, died Friday at Bedford County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Crowell's Chapel Cemetery in Halls Mill. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Bill 'Jake' Jacobs (11/01/08)
Bill 'Jake' Jacobs, 65, of Wartrace, died Friday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Jack Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Mildred Williams Locke (11/01/08)
Mildred Williams Locke, 89, of Bell Buckle, died Saturday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Dr. William Lawrence 'Larry' Parks (11/01/08)
Dr. William Lawrence 'Larry' Parks, 85, of Knoxville, died Thursday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Lynchburg Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.