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Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Obituaries from December 2011

Betty Joyce Arnett Rhodes (12/31/11)
Betty Joyce Arnett Rhodes, 56, of Shelbyville died Saturday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Carney officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.
Mary Elizabeth Mason (12/31/11)
Mary Elizabeth Mason, 57, of Shelbyville died Friday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Adrienne Hickman officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Barry James Bates (12/31/11)
Barry James Bates, 43, of Lewisburg died Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Peggy Murphy Dawson (12/31/11)
Peggy Murphy Dawson, 84, of Nashville, formerly of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Dec. 24 at McKendree Manor in Hermitage. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 29 at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Freeman officiating.
Rev. Allen Geeting (12/31/11)
The Rev. Allen Geeting, 73, of Shelbyville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Medical Center after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bell Buckle United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home.
Arthur S. 'Arty'Lee (12/29/11)
Arthur S. "Arty" Lee, 79, of Shelbyville died Wednesday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial following at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m.
Lucille Triplett (12/28/11)
Lucille Triplett of Shelbyville died Dec. 18 at The Heart Remembers at Carriage House Inn after an extended illness. A graveside service was held at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton on Dec. 21 Feldhaus Memorial Chapel assisted with local arrangements.
R.C. Gambill (12/28/11)
R.C. Gambill, 89, of Petersburg died Tuesday at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial will follow at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
Stanley Paul Alexander (12/28/11)
Stanley Paul Alexander, 67, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Shelbyville, died Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Alex Hoffner officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Eva Gilliland (12/27/11)
Eva Gilliland, 91 of Shelbyville died Tuesday at Glen Oaks Convalescent Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Carrine Stacy Higgins (12/27/11)
Carrine Stacy Higgins, 82, of Wartrace died Monday at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Steven Clark Meredith (12/27/11)
Steven Clark Meredith, 63, of Shelbyville, died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Michael Shannon officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Stephen Joe 'Steve' McNeil (12/27/11)
Stephen Joe "Steve" McNeil, 53, of Portland died Friday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin with Dr. Larry Gilmore and the Rev. Chris Rouse officiating. Burial will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Family Heritage Funeral Home of Gallatin is in charge of arrangements.
Mattie Ruby Lynn Hall Thomison (12/27/11)
Mattie Ruby Lynn Hall Thomison, 80, of Shelbyville died Friday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bird Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Thompson Grove Cemetery. She will lie in state from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel with visitation from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Carlyle Phillip Cash (12/27/11)
Carlyle Phillip Cash, 75, of Shelbyville died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Dr. Kevin Minchey and Major Richard Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Sara Elizabeth Pewitt Dotson (12/27/11)
Sara Elizabeth Pewitt Dotson, 77, of Nashville died Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will follow at Crowell's Chapel Cemetery in Halls Mill. Visitation was held Monday from 5-7 p.m.
Wanda Faye Jernigan (12/27/11)
Wanda Faye Jernigan, 63, of Manchester died Sunday at Manchester Healthcare. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Living Water Pentecostal Church in Manchester. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Gowen-Smith Chapel is handling arrangements.
William Freeman 'Pete' Miller (12/23/11)
William Freeman "Pete" Miller, 88, of Bradford, father of Dianne Whitwell of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at Dyer Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 at Hunt Funeral Home in Bradford with Tommy Whitwell and the Rev. Phillip Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Bradford Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Rosemary Snell (12/22/11)
Rosemary Snell, 76, of Brighton died Monday at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Herbert Cecil Campbell (12/22/11)
Herbert Cecil Campbell, 80, of Little Rock, Arkansas, a Wartrace native, died Dec. 8. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church, North Little Rock, with pastor Dr. D.L. Richardson officiating. Burial followed at Arkansas State Veteran Cemetery in North Little Rock.
Larry Dale Moore (12/22/11)
Larry Dale Moore, 56, of Shelbyville, died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital. He has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Margie Lee Thompson Snelling (12/22/11)
Margie Lee Thompson Snelling, 76, died Wednesday at Heritage Medical Center. Per her request, her remains were cremated. There will be no services. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.
Thomas Wayne Woods Sr. (12/22/11)
Thomas Wayne Woods Sr., 61, of Shelbyville died Wednesday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Marks and the Rev. Carol Crosslin officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Dale Leo Haupt (12/22/11)
Dale Leo Haupt, 63, of Hixson died Monday at a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Zion Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Unionville. Gowen-Smith Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
John Clayton Brundige (12/21/11)
John Clayton Brundige, DDS, 88, of Sugar Grove, Ill., died at his home Saturday. He was the father of Jill Derickson of Wartrace. A memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2012.
Linda Overcast Smotherman (12/20/11)
Linda Overcast Smotherman, 68, of Shelbyville died Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tony Van Syler (12/20/11)
Tony Van Syler, 43, of Gallatin died Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Danny Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at noon.
Barbara Jo Pyrdum (12/19/11)
Barbara Jo Pyrdum, age 74, of Lewisburg died Friday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tullahoma Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Monday.
James Wesley 'Tooter' Stem (12/19/11)
James Wesley "Tooter" Stem, 49, of Shelbyville died Saturday. Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Jay Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Shofner Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Jerry Church Sr. (12/19/11)
Jerry Church Sr., 72, of Shelbyville died late Sunday night at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Ron Skeeters and Ray Wiser officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery.
Fannie Louise Williams (12/19/11)
Fannie Louise Williams, 78, of McMinnville, a native of Unionville and aunt of Patsy Taylor of Shelbyville, died Monday at River Park Hospital after an extended illness. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at High Funeral Home in McMinnville.
Wanda Gayle Kelley Shirley (12/19/11)
Wanda Gayle Kelley Shirley, 61, of Holts Corner died Saturday. Memorial services for Mrs. Shirley, along with her grandson, Michael Aaron Polk, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Edwards and Dean Delk officiating. Burial will follow at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Michael Aaron Polk (12/19/11)
Michael Aaron Polk, age 9, of Holts Corner died Saturday. Memorial services for Michael, along with his grandmother, Wanda Shirley, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with the Rev. Frank Edwards and Dean Delk officiating. Burial will follow at Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Brenda Magdaline Carpenter (12/19/11)
Brenda Magdaline Carpenter, 71, of Halls Mill died suddenly Saturday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Larry Kelly officiating, Burial will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Wheel. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donald Harvey (12/19/11)
Donald Harvey, 48, of Shelbyville died Saturday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Caleb Quintin Wilcox (12/17/11)
Caleb Quintin Wilcox, 14, of Murfreesboro died Saturday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Dorothy Ruth Elease Chunn (12/15/11)
Dorothy Ruth Elease Chunn, 62, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. R.C. Verge as eulogist. Burial to follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.
Janie Mae Collins Marise (12/16/11)
Janie Mae Collins Marise, 75, of Shelbyville died Thursday at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Rosie Earls Vaughn (12/15/11)
Rosie Earls Vaughn, 86, of Shelbyville died Thursday at Lynchburg Nursing Home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Gaylon Dawson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Hughie Glenn Ford (12/15/11)
Hughie Glenn Ford, 63, of Beech Grove died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Funeral Home in Manchester with Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
Phillip Allen Russell (12/15/11)
Phillip Allen Russell, 66, of Greenvale died Wednesday at NHC Health Care, Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Richard Jones and Walter Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Greenvale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday.
June Mullins (12/14/11)
June Mullins, 76, of the New Herman community, died suddenly Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with John Houston officiating. Burial will follow at New Herman Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Jordyn Nicol Cahill (12/14/11)
Jordyn Nicol Cahill, 18, of Manchester, daughter of Richard W. "Rick" Cahill of Shelbyville, died Sunday in Manchester, A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Tim Forsythe Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Doyle E. Duggin (12/14/11)
Doyle E. Duggin, 62, of Bay, Ark., a Shelbyville native, died Sunday at Harris Hospital in Newport, Ark. following an automobile accident. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church with David Brown officiating. Funeral services were held Dec. 9 in Trumann, Ark. with burial at Nettleton Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark...
Mai Dee Hendricks (12/12/11)
Mai Dee Hendricks, 81, formerly of Bell Buckle, died Nov, 28, 2011 in Columbia, Mo. A meditation and rosary will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday followed by a memorial service at 9:30 a.m. at St. William Catholic Church in Shelbyville. The family will receive visitors from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro.
F.R. 'Roosevelt' Leverette (12/12/11)
Mr. F.R. "Roosevelt" Leverette, 77, of Unionville died Sunday following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with the Rev. Larry Chatman officiating. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Dean Victor Nadeau (12/12/11)
Dean Victor Nadeau, 87, of Murfreesboro, father of Diane Forbes of Shelbyville, died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro with Teb Beaty officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday and beginning at noon Tuesday.
Retha Brown Vogel (12/12/11)
Retha Brown Vogel, 87, of Shelbyville died Sunday at Emeritus Assisted Living of Tullahoma. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron DeWitt officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Emmett Russell McGee Sr. (12/12/11)
Emmett Russell McGee, Sr. of Shelbyville died Friday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bird Street Church of Christ. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at the church. Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Junior Lee Simmons (12/12/11)
Junior Lee Simmons, age 79, of Shelbyville died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. His remains were cremated. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brent Lokey officiating. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m.
Thelma D. Haskins (12/10/11)
Thelma D. Haskins, 84, of Bell Buckle died suddenly Friday evening at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with David Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Visitation was held Sunday.
Margarette Morris Brown (12/10/11)
Margarette Morris Brown, 92, of Shelbyville died Friday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rose Bank Cemetery in Flat Creek with the Rev. Lloyd Doyle officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Ruth Hinshaw Pearson (12/10/11)
Ruth Hinshaw Pearson, 86, of Bell Buckle died Friday night at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Dr. Marvin "Buddy" Koonce officiating. Burial will follow at the Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Sunday.
D'Andre Kencell Hiles-Ransom (12/08/11)
D'Andre Kencell Hiles-Ransom, 13, of Shelbyville died Thursday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edgemont Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Scales officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. A special viewing will be held for Harris Middle School students and faculty from 3-6 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Betty Ruth Coleman (12/08/11)
Betty Ruth Coleman, 87, of Shelbyville died Saturday at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stout & Son Funeral Home in Russiaville, Ind. Burial will follow at Barnett Cemetery in Kokomo, Ind. Hillcrest Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
James David 'Winky' Baker (12/03/11)
James David 'Winky' Baker, 57, of Lewisburg died Friday, Dec. 2 at his home. Per his request, Mr. Baker was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m.
Gertrude Hicks (12/08/11)
Gertrude Hicks, 74, of Rockvale died Wednesday after an extended illness. Per her request, her remains were cremated. There will be no services. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Lorene W. Richardson (12/08/11)
Lorene W. Richardson, 81, of Shelbyville died Sunday at Christian Care of Bedford County in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bird Street Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel and noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Jesse Marion Phillips Jr. (12/07/11)
Jesse Marion Phillips Jr., 80, of Georgia died Tuesday. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. EST Thursday at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors in Roswell, Ga., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville followed by graveside services at noon at Willow Mount Cemetery.
Frances B. Crigler (12/05/11)
Frances B. Crigler, 94, died Monday at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Southside Church of Christ with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the church. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Stacy Renee Criss (12/05/11)
Stacy Renee Criss, age 36, of Franklin died Sunday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Harpeth Hills Funeral Home of Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
Lester Petty (12/05/11)
Lester Petty, 63, of Rover died Sunday in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with the Rev. Don Winn officiating. Burial will follow at Simpson Cemetery in Rover. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.
Roberta Cantrell Green (12/03/11)
Roberta Cantrell Green, 80, of Shelbyville died Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The family will receive visitors from noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be held later in the week.
James Preston 'Jim' Shoffner (12/01/11)
James Preston 'Jim' Shoffner, 79, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., a Shelbyville native, died Tuesday. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec., 7 at Six Oaks Cemetery in Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island. A reception will be held after the service at the Shoffner home.
Jeffrey Alonzo Gibson (12/01/11)
Jeffrey Alonzo Gibson, 51, of Shelbyville died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Willow Mount Cemetery. Burial, with full military honors, will follow. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.