Mary Gladys Scott
Mary Gladys Scott, 97, died Oct. 8, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare Center.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Apostolic Temple Church with Pastor Margaret Couts officiating.
Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Springfield.
Mrs. Scott was born May 4, 1906, in Cedar Hill to the late Morris Scott and Lena B. Johnson-Scott.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Gene” Bell, two children, M.C. and Lovie and a son-in-law, Samuel Russell.
Survivors include three daughters, Marie (Clarence) Ellis of Springfield, Carlene B. Russell of Markham, Ill., and Iveory (Lennard) Howse of Denver, Colo.; a sister, Pastor Margaret (Leroy) Couts of Springfield; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
W.D. Crowder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Alene Foster Age
Alene Foster Age, 93, of Louisville, Ky., died Oct. 9, 2003.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel, Jeffersonville, Ind.
Burial followed at Hillsboro Memorial Cemetery in Brandon, Fla.
She was a member of Valrico Baptist Church in Valrico, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy K. Foster and Ida Bernice Foster.
Survivors include two sons, Roy E. Age of Valrico, Fla., and Ray “Eddie” Age II of Adams; daughters, Doris Schifferly of Jeffersonville, Ind., Clara Mae Houtchens of Louisville, Ky., and Linda Fiedler of Campaign, Ill; a brother, Richard Foster of New Albany, Ind.; and a sister, Juanita Hall of Jeffersonville, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Scott Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Maureen Williams Bloss
Maureen Williams Bloss, 84, of Branford, Conn., formerly of Greenbrier, died Oct. 8, 2003, in New Haven after a brief illness.
A service of remembrance will be held Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church in Branford, Conn.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1919, in Greenbrier, to Owen and Emmie Hall Williams.
She attended Peabody College in Nashville, from which she received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in library science. Beginning in 1940, she taught in public schools in Adams and Cedar Hill. She eventually left teaching to become regional state librarian serving the counties surrounding Murfreesboro.
In 1955, at a librarian’s convention in Chicago, she met her husband Meredith Bloss. She moved with him to Milwaukee, Wisc., and then to Branford 1958. She returned to teaching in 1983 when she became a teacher’s aide in the Branford public schools, continuing to teach until June 2003.
She was a longtime member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Branford, served on the board of directors of the New Haven Colony Historical Society and the Mary Wade Home, and actively volunteered with the American Red Cross.
She was predeceased by her brother Ernest O. Williams of Greenbrier.
She is survived by her son William M. Bloss and his wife Kathleen, and her two granddaughters Mia A. and Meredith A. Bloss, all of Guilford, Conn., and by her nephews David C. Williams of Greenbrier and Ralph W. Williams of Nashville, and her niece Susan Fowler of Greenbrier.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Greenbrier Historical Society, P. O. Box 695, Greenbrier, TN 37073, or to the charity of one’s choice.
New Haven Funeral Services, New Haven, Conn., is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth L. Wilson
Ruth L. Wilson, 95, of Portland and formerly of Mayfield, Ky., died Oct. 7, 2003 at Highland Manor Nursing Home in Portland.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 10, 1003 at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky., with Rev. Harry Yates and Rev. Glenn Cope.
Burial followed in Mayfield Memory Gardens.
The pallbearers were Flynn Warden, Ken Jernigan, Randy Harris, Gilliam Guthrie, Ray Herndon, Billy Carter, Chris Harris, and Lloyd Perkins.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of the West Broadway Baptist Church in Mayfield, Ky., and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest J. Wilson, her parents, Clarence and Vera West Cook, a brother, Truman Cook, infant sister, and a granddaughter, Cindy Wilson.
Survivors include a son, Charles D. Wilson of Paducah, Ky.; a son, James C. Wilson of Mayfield, Ky.; a daughter, Wilda Jean Carter of Cross Plains; a brother, Freeman Cook of Mayfield, Ky.; two sisters, Hertis Wilkerson of Mayfield, Ky., and Reba Cook of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Tonya Lynn Knight
Tonya Lynn Knight, 22, of Springfield, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Battlecreek Baptist Church in Coopertown with Rev. O. Jewell Barrett officiating.
Burial followed at Battlecreek Baptist Church Cemetery in Coopertown.
She was born in Robertson County Oct. 6, 1981, to Albert Knight Jr. of Clarksville, and Melissa T. Knight of Springfield.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Syn-Quarious Demont Knight of Springfield; maternal grandfather, W.T. Wilson of Cedar Hill; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Faye Watts of Adairville, Ky.; brothers, Terry Eugene Traughber of Springfield; and sister, Tasha Ann Knight of Springfield.
Pallbears were Will Ennis Sr. Will Ennis Jr., Bob Stewart, Bobby Hand, Chris Adams, and David Bowen.
Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Luera Wilson Wilks
Luera Wilson Wilks, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, after an extended illness.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Oakley officiating.
Graveside services were held at Elmwood Cemetery in Springfield.
Pallbearers were Matthew Bonner, Royce Williams, Gary Wilks, Roger Blackwood Jr. Bobby McClard and Jan Wilks.
Honorary pallbearer was Robert Michael Crawford.
Mrs. Wilks was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was actively involved in Springfield Baptist Church and particularly her Sunday School Class, where she helped in many projects.
She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and kind word for everyone.
She shared her extraordinary gifts of food and flowers with all those she met.
Survivors include children, Robert L. Wilks, John (Patricia) Wilks and Patricia (James) Hogg and their father, Robert F. Wilks; grandchildren, Karen (Matt) Bonner, Kathy (Royce) Williams, Roger (Jeannie) Blackwood Jr., Gary and Rachel Wilks; great-grandchildren, Brogan and Mitchell Bonner, Emily and Reed Williams and Bobbi Lynn Wilks.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Springfield Baptist Church, 400 Main St., Springfield, TN 37172.
Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Thomas Broadrick
Robert Thomas Broadrick, “R.T. or Bob” died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2003.
Funeral services were held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.
Entombment followed at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.
He was born July 9, 1932, in Robertson County to Coy and Martha Broadrick.
Mr. Broadrick was a Korean War Veteran, a fact he was very proud. Those who knew him heard the story of the bridge he built while serving in Korea from 1950-52.
He retired from NES in 1991, after 34 years of service (1956-1990).
Bob was a gregarious man who never met a stranger. He had a great love for his family.
He splashed in mud puddles with his grandkids (something he never let his children do), chased them around the cars in the driveway, sang them songs and danced jigs all over the house.
He was infamous for his “I Love You” licks, silly songs he made up and in his very own language and only those who loved him understood.
He will be missed greatly, but we will rejoice knowing he is resting in the arms of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
He is preceded in death by his eldest son, Robert Thomas “Bobby” Broadrick Jr. and son-in-law, Kevin C. Scheffler.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Vivian Conquest Broadrick; sons, Ricky Broadrick and wife, Shelly, Kenny Broadrick and wife, Phyllis; daughters, Sheila Brown and husband, Glenn, Michelle Broadrick Douglas and husband Bobby Ray, Penny Broadrick Scheffler; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Broadrick Bates; bonus son-in-law, Mark Bates; a sister, Shirley Broadrick Dixon; grandchildren Shawn and wife Rachael, Kim and husband Tom, J.B., Dustin and wife, Darby, Ashley, Thomas, Zachary, Phillip, Melanie, Mark and wife, Jennifer, Abby Rae and Vivian Grace, Jennifer and husband Matt, Shellie, Lily, Kevin Jr., Hannah, Rachel Ryan and Eric; 11 great-grandchildren.
Cole & Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.