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Obituaries from May 2012

Geneva Rowland Lovvorn (05/31/12)
Geneva Rowland Lovvorn, 92, of Murfreesboro died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro with the Rev. Dewey Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be held from noon-3 p.m.
Eleanor Thomas Kee (05/31/12)
Eleanor Thomas Kee, 84, of Tullahoma died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek with the Rev. Stephen Caine officiating. Visitation will begin at noon at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
James Daniel Powell (05/30/12)
James Daniel Powell, 63, of Shelbyville died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.
Hazel Mary Jane Trail Davis (05/29/12)
Hazel Mary Jane Trail Davis, 95, of Pocahontas died Monday, May 28, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Manchester Funeral Home with John Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Gnat Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ralph R. Dement (05/29/12)
Ralph R. Dement, 88, of Normandy died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Bratton Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery in Wartrace. Visitation will begin at noon.
Eler Omagene 'Jean' Gilley (05/26/12)
Eler Omagene "Jean" Gilley, 83, of Unionville, died Thursday, May 25, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel with Jay Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Rosemary Finley Duke (05/25/12)
Rosemary Finley Duke, 79, of Shelbyville died early Friday morning, May 25, 2012 at Glen Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Willow Mount Cemetery with Johnny Campbell officiating. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alex Rodriguez (05/25/12)
Alex Rodriguez, 12, of Shelbyville died Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Shelbyville after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.
Alice Elizabeth Bone Warren (05/24/12)
Alice Elizabeth Bone Warren, 86, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Don Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.
Frances Lokey Wachala (05/24/12)
Frances Lokey Wachala, 87, of Bell Buckle died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. William Catholic Church with Father Thomas Kalam officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Shawn O'Riley Malone (05/24/12)
Shawn O'Riley Malone, 54, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Southside Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Gowen-Smith Chapel.
Roger Vannatta (05/24/12)
Roger Vannatta, 54, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. The Rev. Jim Beaty will officiate. There will be no visitation. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Clata Virginia 'Tootie' Cope (05/23/12)
Clata Virginia 'Tootie' Cope, 77, of Flat Creek died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Christian Care Center of Bedford County. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Ronnie Thomas Stephens (05/23/12)
Ronnie Thomas Stephens, 55, of Shelbyville died early Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Jimmy Gray and Tom Henry officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday.
Gladys Inell Gipson Abernathy (05/23/12)
Gladys Inell Gipson Abernathy, 79, of Nashville, a Shelbyville native, died Friday, May 18, 2012. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, May 25, at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville with the Rev. Vance P. Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Ararat Annex cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Davis-Campbell-McClain Funeral Directors of Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne G. Chilton (05/22/12)
Wayne G. Chilton, 50, of Shelbyville, died Monday, May 21, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be held at 2 p.m.Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Jimmy Gray and Kevin Calvert officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Shawn Malone (05/23/12)
Shawn Malone, 57, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel.
John David Brame (05/22/12)
Bishop John David Brame, 73, of Wartrace, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Lynchburg Care Center. The family will receive visitors from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Funeral and burial will be handled by William C. Harris Funeral Home in St. Louis, Mo.
H.H. 'Preach' Fleming (05/21/12)
H.H. "Preach" Fleming, 91, of Shelbyville died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Christian Care Center of Bedford County. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene with Ron DeWitt and the Rev. Jim Tedder officiating. Burial will follow at Birdsville (Ky.) Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday and beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home of Winchester is in charge of arrangements.
Cletas Christine Ratcliffe (05/21/12)
Mrs. Cletas Christine Holden Ratcliffe, 80, of Cornersville died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Maury Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with burial to follow in New Hope Cemetery in Ostella.
Sam Dudley Campbell Sr. (05/21/12)
Sam Dudley Campbell Sr., 93, of Wheel died Sunday morning, May 20, 2012 in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Frank Smith and Dr. Lloyd Doyle officiating. Burial will follow at Wheel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home and beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia King Stewart (05/18/12)
Patricia King Stewart, 77, of Shelbyville died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Scott Yates officiating. Burial will follow at Fosterville Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m.
Jerry Methvin (05/18/12)
Jerry Methvin, 67 of Murfreesboro, a Shelbyville native, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro with Allen Jackson officiating. Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Meadows (05/18/12)
Mrs. Mildred Meadows, age 82, of Tullahoma, formerly of Rockwood, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Mayfield Rehab & Special Care Center. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Rockwood. Visitation will begin at noon.
Bobby Velen Smelcer (05/20/12)
Bobby Velen Smelcer, 52, died in Shelbyville on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. The cause is unknown. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Henry officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Russell Dallas McBryant (05/18/12)
Russell Dallas McBryant, 71, of Bell Buckle, died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center following an extended illness. Per his wishes he will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Thomas Michael Wheeler Jr. (05/18/12)
Thomas Michael Wheeler Jr., 57, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.
Joseph F. Madeo Jr. (05/16/12)
Retired Navy Commander Joseph F. Madeo, Jr., 93, of Bell Buckle died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Nashville. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. William Catholic Church in Shelbyville. Burial will folow at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
Geneva Teal Davidson (05/16/12)
Geneva Teal Davidson, 80, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. William Cartwright officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Rosie J. Taylor (05/15/12)
Rosie J. Taylor, 62, died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Green Meadows Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Lovvorn Cemetery in Barfield. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Earl Burgess (05/15/12)
Thomas Earl Burgess, 62, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Christian Care Center. A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in Rhea Chapel at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Heritage Funeral Home-Columbia is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy Carolyn Crenshaw LeBlanc (05/15/12)
Nancy Carolyn Crenshaw LeBlanc of Nashville, formerly of Shelbyville, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 following a long illness. Private family funeral services will be held. Crawford Mortuary & Crematory of Nashville is in charge of arrangements.
Kimberley Dawn Shima (05/15/12)
Kimberley Dawn Shima, age 37, of Shelbyville died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Her remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at East Park Methodist Church with the Rev. Randall Harmon officiating. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Barabara Ann Wallace (05/13/12)
Barbara Ann Wallace, 78, of Shelbyville died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center following an extended illness. Per Ms. Wallace's wishes, her remains will be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Frances Kimery Wilkinson (05/14/12)
Frances Kimery Wilkinson, 93, of Madison died Saturday, May 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Revs. Ron DeWitt and David Wilkinson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Evelyn Crosby Gilbert (05/11/12)
Evelyn Crosby Gilbert, 89, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at noon Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Harry Rufus Lentz (05/11/12)
Harry Rufus Lentz, 67, of Lewisburg, formerly of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Rocky Point Church of Christ in Belfast. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Lewisburg.
Lillie Mae Brown McDonough (05/11/12)
Lillie Mae Brown McDonough, 91, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Living Water Pentecostal Church in Manchester. Burial will follow at Franklin County Memorial Gardens in Winchester. Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Gowen-Smith Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kathleen Overcast Garrett (05/11/12)
Kathleen Overcast Garrett, 79, of Shelbyville died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Sylvia Louise Robertson (05/10/12)
Sylvia Louise Robertson, 62, of Medford, N.Y. died Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Memorial services will be held from 2-4 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 19 at Robertaccio Funeral Home in Patchogue, N.Y. with a family eulogy and remarls of remembrance at 3 p.m.
Jimmy Cecil Seibers (05/10/12)
Jimmy Cecil Seibers, 62, of Shelbyville died early Thursday, May 10, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Tom Henry and Jerel Neill officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held dfrom 5-8 p.m. Friday.
William A. 'Bill' Parks (05/08/12)
William A. 'Bill" Parks, 83, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Nashville after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Matt Mason, the Rev. Michael Bayne and the Rev. Jonathan Sims offciating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie Leon Foster (05/10/12)
Jimmie Leon Foster, 71, of Bedford died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at his home after a short illness. There will be no services or visitation at this time per his wishes. He chose to be cremated. Doak-Howell Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Ruth Edwards Thompson (05/09/12)
Ruth Edwards Thompson, 85, of Bell Buckle died Monday, May 8, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with visitation two hours before the service at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Jeff Adcock will officiate. Burial will be at Woodfin Cemetery in Fosterville.
Claude E. Scales (05/09/12)
Claude E. Scales, 59, of Shelbyville, died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Riverdale Church of Christ in Murfreesboro with Hillary Broom as eulogist and Kenneth Fleming officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery in Rover. Lie-in-state will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at Scales & Sons Funeral Home in Murfreesboro with visitation beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Ghitana Shree Bonner (05/09/12)
Ghitana Shree Bonner, 52, of Shelbyville died Monday, May 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bird Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Mount Ararat Cemetery. She will lie in state from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel with visitation from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Lela Josephine Butler Scroggins (05/07/12)
Lela Josephine Butler Scroggins, 70, of Shelbyville died Monday, May 7, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Haskins Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Rebecca S. 'Becky' Morse (05/07/12)
Rebecca S. "Becky" Morse, 91, of Ashland City died Monday, May 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cheatham County Funeral Home with Penny Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Ever Rest Cemetery in Pleasant View. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Frank Haislip (05/07/12)
Frank Haislip, 97, of Petersburg died Friday, May 3, 2012 at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. Funeral services were held Sunday at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in Fayetteville with the Rev. Buddy Pope and Ricky Crabtree officiating. Burial followed at Talley Cemetery.
Thomas Wilson 'Tommy' Craig (05/05/12)
Thomas Wilson "Tommy" Craig, 65, of Shelbyville died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Frank Butler and Keith Camp officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday.
Mary Alma Jernigan Rambo (05/05/12)
Mary Alma Jernigan Rambo, 96, of Shelbyville died Friday, May 4, 2012 at Christian Care Center of Bedford County. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m.
Roger Dale Reed (05/05/12)
Roger Dale Reed, 60, of Tullahoma died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m.
Martha Louise Gordon (05/04/12)
Martha Louise Gordon, 76, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her home. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Green, the Rev. Faye Green and the Rev. Adrienne Hickman officiating. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.
Harold P. Fisher (05/04/12)
Harold P. Fisher, 90, of Bell Buckle died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. At his request, the body was cremated. Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Daniel Brooks officiating. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kevin Clay 'Buddy' Moore (05/02/12)
Kevin Clay "Buddy" Moore, 31, of Houma, La., formerly of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from a motorcycle accident. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Pastor Drew Hayes officiating.
William 'Alvin' Wright (05/02/12)
William 'Alvin' Wright, 76, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Burial will follow in Bomar Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday.
James Bryant 'B.B.' Bowden (05/03/12)
James Bryant "B.B." Bowden, 67, of Tullahoma, died Monday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tullahoma Funeral Home with Derek Purser and Jack Hice officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Eldon Leroy Hastings (05/02/12)
Eldon Leroy Hastings, 95, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Frank Butler officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Jerry Benton Molder (05/02/12)
Jerry Benton Molder, 73, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Murray Mathis and the Rev. Dan Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Pressgrove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
Edna Earl Snipes (05/01/12)
Edna Earn Snipes, 97, of Murfreesboro died Monday, April 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Harmon officiating. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville with Bob Williams officiating.