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Obituaries from September 2012

James Burlon Pitts (09/18/12)
Mr. James Burlon Pitts, 81, of Shelbyville, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Glen Oaks Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Gilley Hill Cemetery in Beech Grove. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Adam Wortham (09/30/12)
Adam Wayne Wortham, 18, of Unionville died early Saturday morning, Sept. 29, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Larry Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Wheel Community. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. =
Mildred Donegan Harris (09/27/12)
Mildred Donegan Harris, 92, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Union Cemetery in Dickson with Jim Smith officiating. Dickson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gladys Arlene Lee (09/28/12)
Gladys Arlene Lee, 76, of Shelbyville died Friday, Sept. 28. 2012 at her home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Lindsey Wade officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.
Roy James Roberts (09/29/12)
Master Sgt. Roy James Roberts, 41, of Nashville died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin with the Rev. Tom Gildemeister officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Woodbine Funeral Home in Nashville and beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Evelyn Massey Polly Faulkner (09/28/12)
Evelyn Massey Polly Faulkner, 90, of Petersburg died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville with the Rev. Ron Arrick officiating. Burial will follow at Old Orchard Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation will begin at noon.
Bertha Renee West (09/27/12)
Bertha Renee West, 41, of Shelbyville died Thursday morning, Sept. 27, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Allen Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Enis Frank Buchanan (09/27/12)
Enis Frank Buchanan, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Galilee Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Mr. Buchanan will lie in state at the church from 11 a.m.-noon with visitation beginning at noon. Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Katie Buchanan (09/26/12)
Katie Buchanan, 79, of Shelbyville died Saturday, Sept. 22 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Galilee Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. She will lie in state from 11 a.m.-noon with visitation beginning at noon. Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Tyrin Rippy (09/25/12)
Tyrin Rippy, 15, of Tullahoma died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Paul Rippy officiating and Willie Rippy as euologist. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. The body will lie in state at 11 a.m. at the church with visitation following at noon. J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home of Tullahoma is in charge of arrangements.
Earl "Squirrely" Teitsch (09/23/12)
Earl "Squirrely" Teitsch, 49, of Bell Buckle, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon-8 p.m. Thursday.
Raymond Winford Nolan Wiser (09/23/12)
Raymond Winford Nolan Wiser, 62, of Shelbyville died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at his home. Mr. Wiser will be cremated and a memorial service is being planned for a later date. Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Willis Eugene "Gene" Brannan (09/23/12)
Willis Eugene "Gene" Brannan, 74, of Shelbyville died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center after an extended illness. No services are planned at this time. Mr. Brannan chose to be cremated. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family.
Ernest Eugene "Gene" Bly (09/23/12)
Ernest Eugene "Gene" Bly, 84, of Beechgrove died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. Gowen-Smith Chapel is assisting with arrangements.
Carolyn Faye Thorneberry (09/22/12)
Carolyn Faye Thorneberry, 67, of Shelbyville died Saturday morning at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Ray Wiser officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and Monday.
James Burdette (09/21/12)
James Burdette, 93, of Shelbyville died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jason Scales officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon.
Katherine Armstrong Taylor McCord (09/22/12)
Katherine Armstrong Taylor McCord, 83, of Lewisburg died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia. Funeral services will be held at noon Monday at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Funeral Home in Lewisburg and beginning at noon Monday at the church.
Michael 'Mike' Swaim (09/22/12)
Michael "Mike" Swaim, 49, of Shelbyville, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Randall Harmon officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Murfreesboro. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.
Ruby Lee Lindsey (09/21/12)
Ruby Lee Lindsey, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Friday and beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
William Earl 'Bill' Arrasmith (09/20/12)
William Earl "Bill" Arrasmith, 58, of Unionville died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gowen-Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Pressgrove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.
Earl Mason Jones (09/20/12)
Earl Mason Jones, 89 of Shelbyville died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with David Bradley officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.
Delbert Ray Sims (09/20/12)
Delbert Ray Sims, 35, of Unionville died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at his residence. He was cremated per his wishes and no services are being planned at this time. Gowen-Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Donna Kaye DelRio (09/18/12)
Donna Kaye DelRio, 53, of Shelbyville, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Eddie Ray and Mike Davenport officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m.
Charles Randall Smith (09/18/12)
Charles Randall Smith, 52, of Shelbyville died Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dickson Springs Cemetery in Smith County.
Carolyn Marsh Bush (09/18/12)
Carolyn Marsh Bush, 61, of Shelbyville died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at noon.
Bernard 'Ben' Schomaker (09/17/12)
Bernard "Ben" Schomaker, 84, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Jeff Smith officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Peter J. Delaney (09/17/12)
Peter J. Delaney, 48, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service may be held at a later date. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.
Frances Smith Johnson (09/15/12)
Frances Smith Johnson, 91, of Bell Buckle died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Mt. Juliet Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Bell Buckle with the Rev. Tommy Dye officiating. Burial will follow at Hazel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Margie Baucom Elam (09/15/12)
Margie Baucom Elam, 81, of Shelbyville died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Peter Whalen officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Hillcrest Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack Totty (09/14/12)
Jack Totty, 71, of Shelbyville, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Randy Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Velma Joyce Murphy (09/14/12)
Velma Joyce Murphy, 77, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. A private graveside service was held Friday at Willow Mount Cemetery. Gowen-Smith Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
Lucille Stacy McPeak (09/14/12)
Lucille Stacy McPeak, 90, of Hickory Hill died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Burial will follow at Cothran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday.
Mary Jefferson Frye (09/13/12)
Mary Jefferson Frye, 92, of Cleveland, Tenn., formerly of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. CDT at Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. EDT at the funeral home.
Barbara Louise Ashford (09/11/12)
Barbara Louise Ashford, 65, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at New Vision Church of Jesus Christ in Lewisburg with Ronnie J. Hudson officiating.
George Townes (09/10/12)
George Townes, 97, of Shelbyville died Sunday evening, Sept. 9, 2012 at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Stephen Caine officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Billy Ben Jacobs (09/11/12)
Billy Ben Jacobs, 66, of Shelbyville died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel with Mike Bayne officiating. Per his request, his remains were cremated. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m.
James Ray 'Jim' RIchards (09/10/12)
James Ray 'Jim' Richards, 65, of Unionville died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro with Jonathan Osterhaus and Ben Earthman officiating. Burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Ruby Rippy (09/08/12)
Ruby Rippy, 65, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bright Temple Church of God in Christ with Paul W. Rippy officiating and Sandra K. Avent as eulogist. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the church, where she will lie in state from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. J.A. Welton & Son Funeral Home of Tullahoma is in charge of arrangements.
Albert R. Martin Jr. (09/07/12)
Albert R. Martin Jr., 83, of Shelbyville died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Jean Elizabeth Imes (09/07/12)
Jean Elizabeth Imes, 67, of Shelbyville, died Thursday evening, Sept. 7. 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be at a later date from Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, Lansing, Ill. Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family locally.
Billy Joe Harris (09/06/12)
Billy Joe Harris, 67, of Shelbyville died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Graveside services with military rites will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bobby McGee and Dan Fulton officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
Daisy Blanche Cook (09/05/12)
Daisy Blanche Cook, 101, of Bell Buckle died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 5, 2012 at Christian Care Center after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle with Frank Reagor officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Doak-Howell Funeral Home.
Doris Elizabeth Smith Helton (09/04/12)
Doris Elizabeth Smith Helton, 67, of Shelbyville died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Reggie Wesley Cunningham (09/05/12)
Reggie Wesley Cunningham, age 71, of Flat Creek died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg. A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Don Jones officiating. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Per his wishes, Mr. Cunningham will be cremated.
Ralph Douglas Reese (09/04/12)
Ralph Douglas Reese, 82, of Lynchburg died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lynchburg Funeral Home with Pat Allison and Steve Hovater officiating. Burial will follow at Lynchburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Sue Solomon Campbell (09/04/12)
Sue Solomon Campbell, 94, of Chattanooga, formerly of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. David Graves officiating. Visitation will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.
Susan Raley Swineheart (09/04/12)
Susan Raley Swineheart, 59, of Shelbyville died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Burial will be in Galva, Ill. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m.
Timothy Wade Bates (09/04/12)
Timothy Wade Bates, 47, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg with burial to follow at Lone Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Funeral Home in Shelbyville and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at London Funeral Home. London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Farmer Sims (09/02/12)
Roy Farmer Sims, 89, of Shelbyville died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Heritage Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gowen-Smith Chapel with Geoff Giesemann and Russ Countess officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Mount Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon-2 p.m. Sunday.