Fannie Odetta Bibee
Fannie Odetta Bibee, 84, of Jackson and formerly of Springfield, died Monday, July 28, 2003, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Graveside services were conducted Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery with Tim Harris officiating.
Mrs. Bibee was born Nov. 24, 1918, in Somerset, Ky., to the late James Walter and Lucinda Meece.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church.
Mrs. Bibee was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Amos Bibee Sr.
She is survived by sons, Charlie Amos Bibee Jr. of Denver Colo., Billy Gene Bibee of Medina, Tenn.; daughter, Anna Smith of Medina, brothers, Charles Meece of Knoxville, Buddy Meece of Indiana; sisters, Zona Meece of Somerset, Ky., Mary Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Viola Bullock of Sciencehill, Ky., Rebecca Kennedy of Somerset, Ky., Betty Harris of Somerset, Ky.; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Robertson County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Robert L. Washington
Robert L. Washington, 63, of Springfield, died Aug. 2, 2003, at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Remains were at Serenity Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 6 (today) at St. Matthews Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ben A. Williams officiating,
Burial will follow in Restlawn Garden in Cedar Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene Washington and Virginia Darden Washington.
Mr. Washington is survived by his wife, Genelle Burr; four sons, Mark Barbara) Washington of Springfield, Lonnie Washington of Springfield, Leslie Washington of Springfield, and Donnie Payne-Washington of Springfield; two daughters, Donna Washington of Gallatin, Cassandra Williams of Nashville; two brothers, Edward Washington of Springfield, Bill Ellis of Springfield; three aunts, Elnora Darden of Springfield, Amry Darden of Springfield, and Elizabeth Bailey of Louisville, Ky.; two sister-in-laws, Betty (Walter) Goode of Springfield, Lois Black of Gray, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Annie M. Brown
Annie M. Brown, 101, of Springfield, died July 28, 2003, at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 2 at Friendship Baptist Church.
Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery in Cross Plains.
Mother Annie Austin-Brown, was the daughter of Will and Lossie Burr.
She was one of four children. Three preceded her in death.
She was union in holy matrimony to James Austin who proceeded her in death.
To this union there were 13 children.
She later married Jim Brown.
Mother Brown professed a belief in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Cross Plains.
She received her education in Robertson County.
Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a mother. Also an active and faithful member until her health began to fail. She was a member of the Mother Board and was the oldest female member of the church.
Mother Brown leaves to cherish her memory seven children; six preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons Paul Austin of Cleveland, Ohio, Louise (Lawrence) Darden of Cleveland, Ohio, Elsie Taylor of Goodlettsville, James (Gloria) Austin of Cleveland Ohio; daughters, Clara Austin, Justin, Calif., Betty (Charles) Patterson of Nashville, Doris (Wayne) Thomas of Springfield, 41 grandchildren, 77 great grandchildren, 13 great-great-great grandchildren, devoted niece and nephew Jim Thomas (Emma Bell Groves), Marilyn (Anthony) Cone, a host of other relatives and friends.
Serenity Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Gary Wayne Edge
Gary Wayne Edge, 56, of Joelton, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Vanderbilt Medical Center from a violent crime.
Remains were at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Aug. 3, at Byrum Chapel, Wilson Funeral Home in Chickamauga, Ga.
Burial followed at Bankhead Cemetery in Mentone, Ala.
Mr. Edge was born April 26, 1947, in Chickamauga, Ga.
He was employed at Shrum Auto Parts and Salvage in Ridgetop.
Mr. Edge was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jennifer Pullen; and father, Vernon Edge.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Hensley Edge of Joelton; daughter, Jill Lacy of Ringgold, Ga.; grandsons, Aaron and Alex Lacy of Ringgold, Ga.; mother, Phoebe Edge of Georgia; sisters, Moni Owen of Rome, Ga., and Amy Tipton of Ringgold, Ga.
Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton was in charge of arrangements.
Charles Nixon, 76, of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare.
Remains were at Parham Funeral Home where a memorial service was conducted Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. in the Parham Memorial Chapel.
Burial followed in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Nixon is survived by three sons, Charles Nixon, Berkley Nixon, and Michael Nixon, all of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Beverly Jean Nixon of Akron, Ohio; four sisters, Willie Sue Hyde of North Carolina, Oberta Nixon of Nashville, Dorothy Caswell of Springfield, Goldenia Nixon of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.
Parham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Nellie Abigail Bragg Drake
Nellie Abigail Bragg Drake, 89, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at NorthCrest Medical Center.
Her remains were cremated. A private service will be held at a later date.
She was born in Ada, Okla. July 27, 1913, to the late Robert Lee and Nellie Mae Baldwin Bragg.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Martin Drake and sons, Leon Drake and Floyd Drake.
Survivors include Jerry (Julia) Drake of New Mexico; four daughters, Barbara (Richard) Schiller of Hobart, Ind.; Joyce (Charlie) Sanders of Pollok, Texas, Clara (Bill) Davenport of Springfield, Gaillyn (Jim) Allen of Dieball, Texas; brothers, Evan Bragg of Lawton, Okla.; James Bragg of Sterling, Okla.; sisters, Frances Bailey of Oregon and Maxine Black of Peru, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Austin & Bell Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Harold Latham
Dennis Harold Latham, 96, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Wilmington, Del., where he had been living for the past two years.
Graveside services were held in Springfield Sunday, July 6 with Rev. Jeff Fryer, retired minister of First United Methodist Church, Springfield, officiating.
Memorial services will be held in Wilmington, Del. at Shipley Manor Retirement Home on July 13.
Mr. Latham was a graduate of Bath High School, Bath, N.C.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. and a masterís degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C. and continued his studies at the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Latham was a retired associate professor and plant pathologist with the University of Tennessee Highland Rim Experimental Station in Springfield.
He led the creation of the Highland Rim Experimental Station in the early 1940ís and was the first superintendent.
Prior to that he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inspecting forestry projects in the Ohio Valley.
During the years he lived in Springfield, he was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, serving as the superintendent of Sunday School and on various governing committees.
Mr. Latham had 50 years of perfect attendance as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Springfield, serving in various capacities for the club including club president.
He was active in the Robertson County Red Cross and represented Robertson County on many committees of the Middle Tennessee Red Cross Organization.
He was also active in a number of other volunteer and charitable organizations in Robertson County, including the Boy Scouts of America and the Springfield High School Band Boosters.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Juanita Mauney and their children, Roger Alan Latham and his wife Barbara of Wilmington, Del., Judy Latham Geller and her husband Michael of Skokie, Ill.; two granddaughters, Katherine R. Latham of Dallas, Texas, and Sara M. Latham of London, England; and a nephew, Heber F. Latham of Bath, N.C.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Oak Street, Springfield, TN 37172, or to the Robertson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 101 Fifth Ave. W. Springfield, TN 37172
Austin & Bell Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.