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Alfred "Deacon" Childers
June 12, 2003
Alfred "Deacon" Childers, age 78, of Lewisburg, died Thursday night, June 12, at NHC Merihil. Mr. Childers was a native of Giles County and the son of the late William Thomas and Alice Elizabeth Compton Childers, retired from ICP and a member of Church Street Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Sue Chunn Childers of Lewisburg, one daughter, Kim Anderson of Lewisburg; one son, Keith Childers of Cornersville; one sister, Betty Cothan of Waverly; one brother, Bobby Childers of Shelbyville; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of London Funeral Home with Charles Williamson officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery in Lewisburg. The family was at the funeral home for visitation after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, and until the funeral hour on Saturday, June 14. Pallbearers were Wayne Jean, Mark Mangrum, Tim Chunn, Barry Childers, Billy Chunn and John Bradley.

Modesto "Joe" Gomez
June 13, 2003
Modesto "Joe" Gomez, age 56, of Chapel Hill, died Friday, June 13, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville from injuries sustained in a work related accident. Mr. Gomez was a native of Mexico and a son of the late Ramon and Santos Diaz Gomez and was a shop laborer for Gibbs Brothers Construction Company of Nashville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lee Gomez; a daughter, Christy Gomez; three sons, Randy Lee and Robert Lee Gomez, all of Chapel Hill and Mitchell Gomez of Spring Hill; a sister, Mrs. Elsa Gonzalez; four brothers, Julio, Hilario and Lupe Gomez, all of Florida and Pedro Gomez of Idaho and eight grandchildren. Visitation was held on Monday, June 16 at Lawrence Funeral Home of Chapel Hill from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were conducted at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, June 17 at New Vision Outreach Church, 4506 Nashville Highway, Chapel Hill. There was visitation at the church one hour prior to services on Tuesday, June 17.

Mrs. Alma Keith Turner Hester
June 13, 2003
Mrs. Alma Keith Turner Hester, age 84, of Shelbyville, died Friday, June 13, at Bedford County Nursing Home. She was a native of Bedford County, a retired employee of American Can Company and a member of Northfork Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late William Robert and Lottie Mae Bellenfant Turner and the wife of the late John Thomas Hester, Jr., who died in 1989. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Linda Hasty of Shelbyville and Mrs. Ann Patterson of Chapel Hill; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th, at Hillcrest Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Brown, Rev. Bobby McGee and Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Building Funds of Edgemont Baptist Church and Northfork Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mae D. Lyttle
June 9, 2003
Mrs. Mae D. Lyttle of Lewisburg, died Monday, June 9, at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Leslie Hurt. She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Lyttle of Lewisburg; one son, Robert Lee Hurt of Minot, North Dakota; a sister, Cecil Bennett of Lewisburg, five grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family was held at the J. B. Mayberry and Son Chapel on Park Avenue on Friday, June 13th from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 14th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Cookís Memorial. Gravesite services followed at 1:00 p.m.

Mrs. Nina Kay MacDermid
June 13, 2003
Mrs. Nina Kay MacDermid, age 49, died Friday, June 13, at her home in the Lynnville Community. She was a native of Marshall County and the daughter of Clyde Jack and Patsy Wheatley Liggett and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Don MacDermid of Lynnville, her father and mother, Clyde Jack and Patsy Liggett of Lewisburg; a step-son, Michael MacDermid of Georgia; a step-daughter, Anita Dent of Tampa, Florida; a brother, Glenn Liggett; a sister, Nancy Taylor; a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Morton, all of Lewisburg, and one step-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of London Funeral Home in Lewisburg, with Claude McMillion officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family was at London Funeral Home for visitation after 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16. Pallbearers were Mike MacDermid, David Liggett, John MacDermid, Mark Baker, Tom Goff and Brian Hobbs.

Mrs. Mary McLean
June 14, 2003
Mrs. Mary McLean, age 100, died Saturday, June 14, in NHC Oakwood Health Care. Mrs. McLean was a native of Marshall County, the daughter of William and Dona Callahan McCrory, the widow of the late Douglas McLean and a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Gene McLean of Waterford, Michigan; a daughter, Nell Weaver of Friday Harber, Washington; four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and twelve step-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m. from the Chapel of London Funeral Home with Rush Severance officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family will be at London Funeral Home in Lewisburg for visitation on Tuesday, June 17, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Bob McCullough, Mike Deniham, Kenneth McLean, Bobby McLean, J. Wes Green and Bill Maynard.

Roy Roney
June 14, 2003
Roy Roney, age 83, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, June 14. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church of Murfreesboro. He is survived by his wife, Marion Roney of Murfreesboro; four sons, Richard Roney and Donald Roney, both of Murfreesboro, Ed Roney of Lewisburg and Vincent Roney of Hermitage; four daughters, Patricia Davenport and Elaine Jackson, both of Mt. Juliet, Janis Walrond of Hermitage and Maryann Roney of Murfreesboro; two sisters, Lola Mae Wild of Nashville and Virginia Proffitt of California; fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Bond Memorial Chapel, 1098 Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Daniel Thomason, Kelly Roney, Caleb Roney, Mark Maynard, Brad Haskin, John Davenport, Steve Jackson and Nathan Roney. Visitation with the family was held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15 and Monday, June 16, at the Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Rd. and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.

Sean Dewene Whaley
June 13, 2003
Sean Dewene Whaley, age 35 of Lewisburg, died Friday, June 13, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Born in Winchester, Sean was raised in Lewisburg and was the son of Buddy and Wanda Oliver Whaley. He graduated from Marshall County High School in 1985. Sean loved sports: football, baseball, and NASCAR, and was a member of the 1984 State Football Championship team. More than sports, though, his family spoke of how much he loved his children. Professionally, he was a certified technician in electrical and HVAC. At age 5, Sean accepted the Lord as his Savior, and was affiliated with Parkview Baptist Church while growing up. Presently, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg. Sean is survived by his wife, Jennifer Chambers Whaley; four children: Jack Whaley, Austyn Whaley, Walker Sean Whaley, and Parker Bryson Whaley, and parents, Buddy and Wanda Whaley, all of Lewisburg; two sisters, Shari W. Sharp of Lewisburg, and Shona W. Norman of Shelbyville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Tom Dumser and Darrell Whaley. Interment followed in Middleview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Mark Ventura, Terry Gentry, Frank Sharp, Bill Branaman, Brent Perryman, and Marshall Miller. Honorary pallbearers were members of the 1984 State Football Championship team of Marshall County High School. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Sean. Condolences may be sent to www.BillsMcGaugh.com

Herman L. White
June 13, 2003
Mrs. Barbara Mitchell White
June 14, 2003
Herman L. White, age 70, died Friday, June 13, and his wife, Barbara Mitchell White, age 67, died Saturday, June 14. The couple both died after lengthy illnesses. They resided in Newport News, Virginia for the last 45 years. Mr. White was the son of the late Roy A. White of Shelbyville. They are survived by a son, William W. White of Bridgemanor, Florida; a daughter, Sandra Cleaves of Columbia, South Carolina and three grandchildren. Herman is also survived by a brother, William R. White of Murfreesboro, and Barbara is survived by a sister, Dorothy Garretty of Virginia Beach. A visitation was held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, in the W.J. Smith & Son Funeral Home in Newport News, Virginia. Funeral services for the couple will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Clarence W. Hilling officiating. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Nannie Lee Ashley
July 17, 2003
Mrs. Nannie Lee Stepp Ashley, 90, former resident of the Riverside area, died Thursday, July 17, at Maury Regional Hospital. Funeral services were conducted at noon on Monday, July 21

Mrs. Dorothy Black Christman
July 27, 2003
Mrs. Dorothy Black Christman, 87, of Chapel Hill, died Sunday, July 27. Mrs. Christman was a native of Summit Hill, Pennsylvania and was a retired registered nurse. Mrs. Christman was a daughter of the late James and Dora Kutz Black. She is survived by her husband, Luther Christman, of Chapel Hill; two daughters, Judi Kinney of McFarland, Wisconsin and Lillian Christman, of Virginia; one son, Gary J. Christman, of Chapel Hill, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Visitation with the family will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29, at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Woodford officiating. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Mrs. Lisa Carol Beasley Henderson
July 23, 2003
Mrs. Lisa Carol Beasley Henderson, 39, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday, July 23, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. She was a native of Cookeville. Mrs. Henderson was a former quality control technician with Createc. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Lee Henderson, of Lynchburg; two sons, Timothy Jenson, of Fayetteville and Donald Metcalfe, of Moore County; two daughters, Haley and Jessi Henderson, of Unionville; her mother, Mrs. Susan Nelson, of Tullahoma; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Church, of Tullahoma and Mrs. Kandy Smith, of Normandy and her grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Vaughn, of Tullahoma. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Monday, July 28, at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were Tuesday, July 29, at noon from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Christopher Hobbs officiating.

Christopher Madeo
July 26, 2003
Christopher Madeo, 59, of Bell Buckle, died Saturday, July 26, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Funeral Mass will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at St. William Catholic Church in Shelbyville with Father Paul Portland officiating. Burial will follow in Hazel Cemetery in Bell Buckle. A native of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Madeo was the son of Joseph F. Madeo, Jr., of Bell Buckle, who survives, and the late Mildred Ruth Madeo. He moved to Bedford County in 1972. He was in the construction business for several years until he began teaching building trades in Marshall County in 1978. He was a part-time farmer and carpenter and a member of St. William Catholic Church. He is also survived by his wife of 36 years, Nona Freno Madeo; two sons, Christopher R. Madeo and Robert S. Madeo, all of Bell Buckle; three brothers, Joseph F. Madeo, III, of Murfreesboro, Peter D. Madeo, of Boonsboro, Md., and Richard G. Madeo, of Sequim, Wash.; three sisters, Maria Madeo, of Columbia, S.C., Martha Martin, of New Kent, Va. and Margretta Morris, of Stephentown, N.Y. and three grandchildren. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel in Shelbyville, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 319 Bethany Lane, Shelbyville, TN 37160.

Mrs. Flora Belle Pyland Nickens
July 26, 2003
Mrs. Flora Belle Pyland Nickens, 99, a lifelong resident of the Mt. Lebanon community of Marshall County, died Saturday, July 26, in Columbia after an extended illness. Mrs. Nickens was a homemaker and daughter of the late S.W. and Lela Cleek Pyland. She was the eldest member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Mrs. Nickens was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Nickens, in 1990 and by a son, James Buford Nickens. She is survived by a son, J.W. Nickens, also of the Mt. Lebanon community; one grandson, two step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family began at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with bros. Bob McKinney and Steve Tudor officiating. Burial followed in Hopper Cemetery in Marshall County.

Paul Pigg
July 27, 2003
Funeral services for Paul Pigg, 79, of Fayetteville, who passed away Sunday, July 27, in the Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, were conducted Tuesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Gallant Funeral Home, in Fayetteville. The revs. James Warren and Kenneth Hobbs officiated. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Franklin County. Visitation was Monday, July 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Gallant Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Pigg was a native of Madison County, Ala. and son of the late Lee and Rosie Lasater Pigg. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Holiness Church of God. He is survived by four daughters, Linda Roland, Brenda Patterson and Sheila Luttrell, all of Fayetteville and Patricia Fowler, of Lewisburg; four sons, Bobby Pigg, of Fayetteville, Paul Ray Pigg and Jimmy Pigg, both of Lewisburg and Timmy Pigg, of Shelbyville; one sister, Margaret Harmening; one brother, Earl Pigg, both of Fayetteville, 26 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Frances Elizabeth Potter
July 24, 2003
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Potter, 75, of Lewisburg, died Thursday night, July 24, in Maury Regional Hospital. A native of Marshall County, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Bessie Isley Adams, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church. Mrs. Potter is survived by two daughters, Betty Bradford Neese and Linda Hickman, both of Lewisburg; a son, Michael Potter, of Lewisburg; a step-daughter, Carol Fields, of Muncie, Ind.; a brother, John Willie Adams, of Lewisburg; a half-sister, Gladys Crunk, of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two step-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home by Pastor Stephen McCollum. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy Crutcher, Roger Adams, Larry Gouge, Ricky Crutcher, Eddie Roberts and Mark Crutcher. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mrs. Potter.

Mrs. Virgie Lee Cross
November 29, 2003
Mrs. Virgie Lee Cross, 58, died Saturday, Nov. 29 at Marshall Medical Center. She was a daughter of Willie B. and Bell Fuqua, of Florence, Ala. She moved to Lewisburg in 1973 and worked at Genesco for 12 years and at Faber Castell. In addition to her parents, she is survived by four children, Melissa Cross, of Madison, Thomas Jr., Renee and April Cross, all of Lewisburg; one brother, Nelson Fuqua, of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 4 at the St. James Primitive Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. J.B. Mayberry and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Patrick Jim Finn
November 27, 2003
Mr. James Patrick Jim Finn, 74, of Petersburg, died Thursday afternoon in Marshall Medical Center. A native of Nanticoke, Pa., he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary Wilson Finn and retired from marketing sales. He was a Fourth Degree Member in Assembly 2439 of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of St. Johnís Catholic Church. Mr. Finn is survived by his wife, Martha Gallik Finn, of Petersburg; three sons: James W. Finn, of Greensboro, N.C., Patrick F. Finn, of Mt. Arlington, N.J., and Timothy F. Finn, of North Charleston, S.C.; three step-children: Janet Zwiren, of Succasunna, N.J., Nancy Podkowka, of Lafayette, N.J., and John David Bachmann, of Hopatcong, N.J.; a brother, Arthur F. Finn, of Vienna, Va.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 5 p.m. from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home by Father Tom Perrin, with the Fourth Degree Knights serving as guards. Mr. Finnís body was conveyed to the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home in Newton, N.J. for visitation on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Graveside and committal services were conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Cemetery in Pringle, P.A. Bills McGaugh Funeral Home (www.BillsMcGaugh.com) and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mr. Finn.

Keith Allen Gill
November 26, 2003
Keith Allen Gill, 46, of Chapel Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 26 at his home after an extended illness. Mr. Gill was a native of Oak Park, IL, and a son of the late Kenneth Elmer Gill and David and Barbara Aline England Kalish, of Chapel Hill, who survive. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a former employee of Goshen Rubber Co. in Goshen, MI. In addition to his mother and step-father, he is survived by two daughters, Tonya Gill, of Sturgis, MI, and Tasha Gill, of Maine; five sisters, Victoria Gill, of Chapel Hill, Tammy Gill, of Chicago, Debbie Clutter, of Sturgis, MI, Dawn Kalish, of Murfreesboro, and Kimberly Kalish, of Naperville, IL; a brother, Kenneth Gill, of Colon, MI, and seven grandchildren. Visitation with the family was at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Keith Tucker officiating. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy Sue Alley Groomes
November 27, 2003
Mrs. Dorothy Sue Alley Groomes, 84, of Nashville died Thursday, Nov. 27 in Nashville after an extended illness. Mrs. Groomes was a native of Williamson County and was a homemaker. She was a member of West End Church of Christ in Nashville where she was a Sunday School teacher for 38 years. Mrs. Groomes was a daughter of the late James Beech and Virginia Farmer Alley and was married for 46 years to the late Reid Bolling Groomes, who died in 1988. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Lynn Publow, of Nashville, and Reida Sue Gambill, of Franklin; one son, John C. Groomes, of Brentwood, and seven grandchildren. Visitation with the family was Friday, Nov. 28 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at West End Church of Christ in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. at West End Church of Christ with Jim Bill McInteer officiating. The family received friends from 11:30 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Britt Groomes, Andrew Publow, J. Gambill, Heath Grisso, Abner Alley, Roy Alley and Tom Groomes. Honorary pallbearers were Elders and Deacons of West End Church of Christ, Seth Cooper and William Ewers. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to West End Church of Christ or Agape. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thelma Hopkins
November 28, 2003
Mrs. Thelma Hopkins, 93, of Cornersville, died Friday, Nov. 28 in Sumner Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Hopkins was a native of Marshall County and daughter of the late Carl and Lena Mae Young Burgess. She was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from Leonard's Hospital. Preceded in death by her husband, Allen Hopkins, and son, Billy Hopkins, she is survived by one son, Bobby (Gretna) Hopkins, of Westmoreland, and daughter-in-law, Glenda Hopkins, of the Robertson Fork Community, three grandsons, five great grandchildren, two step-grandsons, and three step-great grandchildren, all of Watertown. Funeral services were conducted by Don Hudson Sunday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with burial in Mars Hill Cemetery. The family was at Cornersville Funeral Home Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday until the funeral hour for visitation. Pallbearers were Darrin Hopkins, Keith Hopkins, Steven Hopkins, Glenn Hopkins, William R. Hopkins and Mead Hopkins. Cornersville Funeral Home (www.londonfuneralhomes.com) is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Irene A. Kiessling
November 30, 2003
Mrs. Irene A. Kiessling, 74, of Defiance, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 30 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN. She was a native of Newport, MI and a daughter of the late Andrew Black and Mary Major Black. She was a member of the Assembly of God and retired after 30 years of service to the Dinner Bell. She is preceded in death by a son, six brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her husband, Orville Kiessling, of Defiance, Ohio; two daughters, Nancy Magaraci, of Lewisburg, and Sally Zeedyk, of Acworth, GA; one son, Tom Kiessling, of Defiance, Ohio; one sister, Mary Vajen, of Carlton, MI; two brothers, Ernie Black and Rudy Black, both of Defiance, Ohio; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio with Rev. Roger Culbertson and Rev. Larry Grow officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Assembly of God.

Rabon Levelle Layne
November 27, 2003
Rabon Levelle Layne, 66, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 27 at the NHC Care Center in Lewisburg. He was a native of Marshall County and a son of the late Roy Thomas Layne and Mollie Renegar Layne, of Delina, who survive. He was a member of Medium Methodist Church and retired from Walker Die Casting. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Layne, of Petersburg; two daughters, Tammy (Tim) Hill, of Fayetteville, and Stephanie (Rickey) Weaver, of Lewisburg; one brother, Toddy Layne, of Fayetteville; two sisters, Elease Brown, of Greenville, Ala., and Beverly Lowe, of Lewisburg; two grandchildren, Richie L. Weaver and Merdith A. Weaver, both of Lewisburg, and one great grandchild, Evan Brooks Weaver, of Lewisburg. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Fayetteville Chapel of the McCauley Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Howard and Rev. James Trivett officiating. Burial followed in the Medium Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Saturday, Nov. 29 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Chapel of the McCauley Funeral Home.

Ms. Wilma N. Moore
November 28, 2003
Funeral services for Ms. Wilma N. Moore, 83, of Fayetteville, were conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Brother Richard Waggoner officiating. Burial followed in Center Point Cemetery. Ms. Moore died Friday, Nov. 28 at Lincoln Skilled Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Albert B. and Elma George Moore. She was retired from Serbin and a member of Washington Street Church of Christ. One brother, Wilson Moore, of Petersburg, one sister, Sophia Dunnavant, of Pulaski, one nephew and four nieces survive her. A sister, Adelle Sullivan, preceded her in death. Visitation with the family was Saturday, Nov. 29 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Center Point Cemetery Association.

Alfred Taylor Rainey, Jr.
November 25, 2003
Alfred Taylor Rainey, Jr., 61, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia after an extended illness. Mr. Rainey was a native of Marshall County and a son of the late Alfred Taylor Rainey and Della Mae Henson Rainey. He was a member of the Baptist Church and retired from General Electric Corporation with 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Rainey, of Lewisburg; four sons, Ken Rainey, of Arrington, Tim Taylor, of Shelbyville, Danny Taylor and Randy Taylor, both of Petersburg; three sisters, Fay Roberts, of Cornersville, Nadine Newcomb, of Lewisburg, and Frances Higdon, of Evansville; a brother, Thomas (Buddy) Smith, of Jefferson City, Mo., 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Visitation with the family was at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Brother Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial followed at Talley Cemetery in Petersburg. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chapel Hill was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Jewell (Granny) Russell
November 26, 2003
Mrs. Jewell (Granny) Russell, 93, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 26 at her home. Mrs. Russell was a native of Carthage and daughter of the late Charles and Alma Cothern. She was co-owner and operator of the former Hi-Hat Restaurant for 20 years and the catering service at Heil-Quaker Corporation for 20 years. Mrs. Russell was a member of East Commerce Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, P.B. Russell, she is survived by one son, James Russell, of Lewisburg, three grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by James Hickey Friday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial in Lone Oak Cemetery. The family was at London Funeral Home Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday until the funeral hour for visitation. Pallbearers were Richard Cothern, Jack Adams, Steve McPherson, David Allen, Tom Wright, Bryan Russell Storey, Blake Everett and Trey Russell. London Funeral Home (www.londonfuneralhomes.com) was in charge of arrangements.


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