February 23, 2003
Clayton Dunivan, age 89, of Petersburg, died Sunday, February 23 at his residence.. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Bill Green and Bessie Hamlin Dunivan. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Janie Overcast of Lewisburg; four sons, Donald and Tommy Dunivan of Howell, Jimmy and Jerry Dunivan, both of Petersburg; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Mr. Dunivan was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Neely and a son, Alton Dunivan.
Funeral services for Clayton Dunivan, age 89, of 370 Haysland Road in Petersburg, were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 25, at Higgins Funeral Home in Petersburg, with Rev. Bob Dunivan officiating. Burial followed in Unity Cemetery beside his wife, Aline Dunivan, who died in 1985.
Rufus Mae Cook
February 21, 2003
Rufus Mae Cook, age 78, of the Haskins Chapel Community of Bedford County, died Friday, February 21, at Life Care Center of Tullahoma following an extended illness. He was a native of Marshall County and a son of the late Bob and Martha Noblett Cook. He was a retired groundskeeper at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill and a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian C. Cook; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Tucker and Mrs. Carolyn Ragsdale, all of the Haskins Chapel Community; a brother, Robert Cook of Chapel Hill, four grandsons, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, February 23, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Canady officiating. Burial followed at the Smyrna Cemetery in Marshall County.
Margaret E. Barton
February 17, 2003
Mrs. Margaret E. Barton, age 88, died Monday, February 17, 2003 in White-Cliff Nursing Home in Greenville, PA.
She was a native of Marshall County and was the daughter of the late Richard Watson and Emily Matilda McCrory Brooks. She graduated from Forrest High School in Chapel Hill and Andrew Jackson Business College in Nashville. Mrs. Barton was employed with Venus Pencil Company, and was the Executive Secretary at Heil-Quaker Corporation for 32 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Lewisburg First Presbyterian Church, active with the Marshall County Democratic Party and was the widow of James Thomas Barton, who preceded her in death in 1988.
She is survived by her son: Dr. J. Henry Barton of Greenville, PA; a sister: Allean Trollinger of Lewisburg; 3 grandchildren: Glenn Brooks Barton of Salt Lake City, UT, Hannah Margaret Hawn of Morganton, NC, and James Thomas Barton of Elmhurst, IL; 3 great-grandchildren: Peter James Barton, Henry Phillip Barton, and Clara Margaret Hawn; and numerous nieces and nephews in Marshall County.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of Bills McGaugh Funeral Home with Rev. Claude McMillion officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home and the United States Forest Service have provided for the planting of a tree in memory of Mrs. Barton. Sign Mrs. Bartonís on-line registry at http://www.billsmcgaugh.com/ Locally and family owned since 1916, Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home- Our Family Serving Your Family.
Christopher T. "Bo" Lewis
February 22, 2003
Christopher T. "Bo" Lewis, age 25, died Saturday, February 22. He was the son of Tommy and Phyllis Lewis, who survives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Anne Lewis. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Peggy Turner Lewis; a brother, Steven Lewis; a sister, Rebecca Lewis; grandparents, Betty and Fieldon Boyd and Edward Dillahay and many cousins.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, with Dennis Holt officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday evening, February 26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home.
Lillian Theresa Stewart
February 20, 2003
Mrs. Lillian Theresa Stewart, age 55, of San Jose, California, died Thursday, February 20, at her fatherís home on the Holly Grove Road. Mrs. Stewart was a native of Chestertown, Maryland and daughter of the late Peggy Viola Miller Burrow, who died on February 2, and Robert W. Burrow of Lewisburg. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, William L. Ervin of San Jose, California; a daughter, Michelle Stewart of Jamestown, North Dakota and a sister, Brenda Sharon Rose of Chestertown, Maryland.
Mrs. Stewartís body was conveyed to Galena Funeral Home in Galena, Maryland for services and burial in Chester Cemetery, Chestertown, Maryland later this week. London Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Stephen Jerome Hightower
February 19, 2003
Stephen Jerome Hightower, age 45, died Wednesday, February 19, in Long Beach, California.
Survivors include his parents, John E. and Lillian Hightower of Lewisburg; his wife, Kimberley Hightower; six children, Nekenya, Stephen, Bryce, Darian, Rachel and Raquel Hightower, all of Long Beach, California.
He is also survived by five sisters, Brenda Odom of Murfreesboro; Lueshell Taylor, LíTanya Hightower, Felicia Hightower and Renita Hightower; two brothers, Randall and Delane Hightower, all of Lewisburg; grandmother, Maggie Lee Hightower of Lewisburg and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 25, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. Burial will followed at Clay Hill Cemetery in Chapel Hill. J. B. Mayberry & Sons Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Mai Aldridge Anderson
June 2, 2002
Mrs. Ruby Mai Aldridge Anderson, age 89, of Lewisburg, died Sunday morning, June 2, in Lewisburg. Mrs. Anderson was a native of Williamson County and the daughter of the late Doss B. and Mamie Lovins Aldridge. She was a homemaker and member of the Westvue Church of Christ. Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Owen Anderson, who died in 1988. She is survived by two sons, Edwin and Jerry Anderson, of Lewisburg; four grandchildren, Carl Anderson, Lisa Johnson, Wanda Swain and Sara Smith; 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Paul Webb officiating. Burial followed at the Harris Cemetery.
Flora P. Fry
May 31, 2002
Mrs. Flora P. Fry, age 90, of Shelbyville, formerly of Eagleville, died Friday, May 31, in Titusville, Florida, after a short illness. Mrs. Fry was a native of Bedford County and was a daughter of the late John and Laura Jones Pressgrove. Mrs. Fry was a retired teacher having taught at various schools in Bedford County and in Cocoa, Florida. At the time of her retirement, she had earned her Masters Degree in Education. After retirement, Mrs. Fry become very active in the Shelbyville Senior Citizens and the Order of the Eastern Star in Shelbyville. She was a member of the Eagleville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fry was the widow of the late Alec Fry, who died in June of 2000. She is survived by a son, John E. Fry, of Titusville, Florida, three grandsons and two great grandchildren.
Graveside services were conducted on Monday, June 3, at 11:00 a.m. at Jones Cemetery in Bedford County with Rev. Frank Blair officiating. Burial followed in Jones Cemetery. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Chapel Hill in charge of arrangements.
May 28, 2002
Mrs. Irene Hamlin, age 92, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday morning, May 28, in NHC Merihil Healthcare in Lewisburg. Mrs. Hamlin was a native of Marshall County and daughter of the late William and Mary Evelyn Sheffield Dennis. She was the widow of Burton Hamlin, a homemaker and member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Rone, of McMinnville and Dorothy Whorley, of Nashville; a brother, Claude A. Watson, of Nashville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Woodford and Rev. Tom Dumser officiating. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Annie Louise Woods Woodward
May 27, 2002
Mrs. Annie Louise Woods Woodward, age 88, of Liberty Valley, died Monday, May 27, in NHC Oakwood Healthcare. Mrs. Woodward was a native of Belfast and the daughter of the late James Claude and Annie Billington Woods. She was the widow of J. W. (Jack) Woodward, retired from Cosmolab, Inc., and was the Postal Clerk for the Belfast Post Office for several years. She was a member of the Liberty Valley Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Woodward Jernigan and husband, Harry, of Manchester; a son, Sammy Woodward, and wife, Jacki, of Liberty Valley; a sister, Ruth Bennett, of Murfreesboro, four grandchildren, Josh Woodward, Amanda Woodward Mitchell, Rebecca Jernigan West and Jack Jernigan and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of London Funeral Home, in Lewisburg, with Harold Foster officiating. Burial followed at Round Hill Cemetery.
Margaret Lee Roddy Rogers
June 2, 2002
Mrs. Margaret Lee Roddy Rogers, age 84, of Lewisburg, died Sunday morning, June 2, in Maury Regional Hospital. Mrs. Rogers was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Herman and Addie Rogers Roddy, a retired nurses aide, and a member of the East Commerce Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Rogers; and two sons, Billy and Buddy Rogers. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Donnie Webb of Lewisburg; 4 grandchildren, Michael Webb of Lewisburg, Vickie Tomlin and Tony Rogers of Only, and Charlie Rogers of Nashville; and a half sister, Brenda Whitehead Harrington of Columbia; nieces and nephews, Sherial Wiser of Lewisburg, Pam Williams of Shelbyville, Edward Cozart of Cornersville, Donald Cozart, Calvin Cozart, Joe Cozart all of Lewisburg, and Paul Cozart of Belfast; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon, June 4 at 4:00 p.m. by Rev. James Hickey, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Burial followed in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Earl James Dowlen
May 29, 2002
Earl James Dowlen, age 93, died Wednesday, May 29, at his home in Chattanooga. He is survived by two sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Among his local survivors is a son, Henry Dowlen. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Williamson and Son Funeral Home in Soddy Daisy, near Chattanooga, with burial in the Levi Cemetery.
William (Billy) Wortham, Sr.
May 27, 2002
William (Billy) Wortham, Sr., age 83, of Murfreesboro, formerly of Chapel Hill, died Monday, May 27, in Alvin C. York Veterans Medical Center in Murfreesboro after an extended illness. He was a native of Bedford County and was a retired factory worker. Mr. Wortham was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and attended the Wilderness Faith Tabernacle in Chapel Hill. Mr. Wortham was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Smotherman Wortham, who died in 1988.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dianne Mathis, of Murfreesboro, Mrs. Louise Dalton, of the Wheel Community of Bedford County and Mrs. Patsy Brock, of Shelbyville; four sons, William (Buddy) Wortham, Jr., of Unionville, John W. Smotherman, of Shelbyville, James P. Smotherman, of the Deason Community of Bedford County and Homer F. Smotherman, of Chapel Hill. and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Trey Gambill officiating. Burial followed in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bedford County.