From Cheatham County, Tennessee:
Services for Mrs. Louise Williams, age 95, of Pleasant View were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton. Conducting the service were Bro. Johnny Knott, Bro. Frank Bunner, and Robert Williams, son of Mrs. Williams, along with Reggie Claud, song leader. At the graveside, Johnny Harris Jr. read scripture, and the closing prayer was prayed by grandson, Nelson Chambliss.
Mrs. Williams passed away early Tuesday morning, May 21, at her home in Pleasant View. She was a full-time homemaker. She was known especially for her writings, having written two books, “The Life of Louise” and “Me-Maw’s 2¢ Worth,” plus a “Come to Dinner” cookbook. She was a member of Clarksville Highway Church of Christ and was loved and respected in the community.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Samuel Williams, granddaughter, Monica Lou Whitley; brothers, Dallas and Peyton Pardue; and sister, Jewell Ellis. She is survived by daughters, Gloria (Carl) Chambliss, Joelton, Lou Lavonne (Henry) Whitley, Pleasant View, Katie (Jim) Whitaker, Pegram; sons, Walter Cernol (Wava) Williams, Hermitage, Robert (Nelle) Williams, Pleasant View, Dennis (Karen) Williams, Ashland City; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; sisters, Bonnie Garrett, Mary Alice Knight; brothers, Powell, Glenn and Nelson Pardue.
She was born in Cheatham County Feb. 21, 1907, the daughter of Cernol Luster and Maudie Lou Winkler Pardue and lived most of her life in Pleasant View.
Sandra Lynn Batts
Sandra Lynn Batts (Sandy), 59, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home with Brother Robert Woodard officiating. Burial followed in Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville. Serving as pallbearers were: Josh Blackburn, Jerry (Dud) Clark, John Ross, Jeffrey Woodard, Bill Bragg, Bryan Scruggs, Honorary pallbearers were Coram Health Care employees, Bob Johnson, Ryder Truck mechanics and truck drivers of Ashland City, Will Adkins and Greg Cannon.
She was preceded in death by parents, Arland Hughes Smith and Mildred Lillian Hartman.
She is survived by loving husband, Dennis C. Batts; sons, Scott, Troy D. and Shawn Batts; sisters, Linda (Jim) Davis and Sheila Hatton; a brother, Court (Billy) Smith; grandchildren, Raigan (Raggs) Batts and Dustin Batts; Missy and Bryan Scruggs.
Cheatham County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lamar Hailey Brown
Lamar “Hailey” Brown, 48, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at his home in the beautiful rolling hills of Ashland City.
Hailey lived with his wife Pam at the end of a gravel road on a farm they named Buck Hollow - The Laughing Place Farm.
Their daughter, Jessi Cinque-Brown Herr lives in Seattle, Wash., with their grandson, Jasper Malachi and her husband, Josh. Originally from Athens, Ga., Hailey came to Nashville in 1982. He built a successful painting and home improvement company where many clients and co-workers became life-long friends.
He is survived by his parents, James C. and Charlotte Brown of Athens, Ga.; Nancy Dills, his sister and her husband Richard with their son C.J. Maddox of Commerce, Ga.; Julian Brown, his brother and his wife, Anne and their son, Christian of Atlanta; Pete Brown, his brother and his wife, Elizabeth Ann and their children, Trace, McKay and Parker of Athens; Laura Brown, his sister of Athens.
Surviving him from his extended family are his wife’s parents, Max and Lottie Sconyers; her sister Brenda Sconyers and her husband, Jerry Snow, with their children, Austin and French; her sister Marcia Andruzzi and her husband, Tony, with their children Dru and Elisa; her sister Sandra McDougall with her children Gavin and Iain; her brother Max “Chip” Sconyers with his children Melissa and Trey; her brother Thomas; and her sister Michele Jenkins and her husband, Brian, with their son Tyler.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made to Discovery Place, P.O. Box 130, Burns 37029. A memorial service and celebration of his life was held Saturday, June 1, at 4 p.m. on their farm at 299 Jones Lane in Ashland City.
David Hamblin Sr.
David Hamblin, Sr., 55, died Saturday, May 26, 2002.
Funeral services will be held, today, Wednesday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hamblin Sr., his mother Martha Wright, his brothers, Robert Hamblin, Lawrence Hamblin, and Kenneth Hamblin.
He is survived by sons, David Hamblin Jr., Tom Hamblin, Stephen Hamblin, all of Ashland City; daughters Faye Mafei, Joelton, Shirley Taylor, Joelton and Kristy Hamblin of Ashland City; brothers, James Hamblin of Ashland City, Leonard Hamblin of Charlotte, Charles Hamblin of Erin; sisters, Annie Brown of Nashville, Shirley Givens, Mary Heath and Margie Hendrix, all of Ashland City.
Boyd Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles A. Highers
Charles Arnold Higher, 51, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his home in Ashland City.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. Jim Rich officiated. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Ashland City.
He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Highers of Ashland City; son, Charles Arnold Highers II of Clarksville; brothers, Robert Highers of Ashland City, David Highers of Texas; sisters, Sadie Pardue of North Carolina, Betty Hampton of Chapmansboro, Corinne Vess of Chapmansboro, Nancy Gafford of Ashland City, Mary Binkley of Chapmansboro, Linda Jordan of Ashland City and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father Elijah Highers and his mother, Margaret Lane Highers.
Delia Bagwell Majors, 92, New Ashland City Road, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Montgomery County Nursing Home.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Foston Funeral Home with the Rev. Emanuel Collier Jr. officiating. Burial was in Foston Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Thomas Bowen, Derek Cobb, Scottie E. Foston, Chester Majors, Herman Majors and C.W. Nicholson.
She was born June 21, 1909, in Montgomery County, daughter of Milton Bagwell Sr. and Maggie Teasley Bagwell. She was the widow of Jerome Majors.
Mrs. Majors was a homemaker and a member of Mount Herman C.M.E. Church, where she served on the Missionary Society, Stewardess Board and choir.
Survivors include a daughter, Corene Hunter Dowlen, Clarksville; a step-daughter, Katherine Majors, Nashville; a brother, Milton Bagwell Jr., Clarksville; two sisters, Lena Mallory, Clarksville and Ada Majors, Ashland City; four grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Foston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Geraldine Newman, 54, died Thursday, May 30, 2002.
Services were conduced at Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, Sunday, June 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Cecil Boswell officiating. Interment: Friendship Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Timmy Newman, Terry Newman, Jr, Ricky Newman, Charles Griggs, Billy Bob, Ben Whitley, Jimmy Wayne Gibbs, Joe “Bubba” Griggs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Wayne Newman and son, Anthony Ray Newman.
She is survived by sons, Terry Wayne Newman, Chapmansboro and David Edward Tankersley of Goodlettsville; four grandchildren, two sisters, and four brothers.
Mrs. Newman was born July 24, 1947, in Madisonville, the daughter of the late George and Ester Irene Mason Raper. She was in housekeeping with Metro General Hospital.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Rebecca A. Rogers
Rebecca Annette “Becky” Rogers, 15, died Monday, May 27, 2002.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis Keith Rogers.
She is survived by her mother, Kimberly Rogers; sister, Elizabeth “Liz” Rogers; paternal grandmother, Hellen Andrews, Nashville; maternal grandmother, Pearl Rogers, San Jose, Calif.;
Services were conducted Thursday, May 30, 2002. at 11 a.m. with Bro. Brian Vaughan officiating. Pallbearers: Chris “Peno” Peak, Michael Ferrell, Pat Stewart, Chris Bishop, Bruce Eggleston, Toby Vallejo. Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Joelton.
Becky Rogers was born July 31, 1986, in San Jose, Calif., the daughter of Kimberly Annette Andrews Rogers and (the late) Dennis Keith Rogers. She was a student.
In lieu of flowers the family lovingly requests that you make donations toward their expenses in memory of Becky.
Anderson and Garrett Funeral Home, Joelton, in charge of arrangements.
Robert M. Strube
Robert Michael Strube, 48, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his home in Kingston Springs.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home in Ashland City, services conducted by Bro. Charley Carmack and Bro. Terry Boyd. Interment: Cheatham Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers were Norm Lane, Michael Groves, Robert Michael Strube Jr., Jamie Ashburn, Scottie Poole, Bennie Wheeler; honorary pallbearers: Fellow Employees of Ford Glass Plant.
He is survived by wife, Sherry Strube of Kingston Springs; sons, Robert Michael (Angie) Strube Jr. of Smyrna, Christopher Strube of Virginia, Michael (Shannon) Groves of Chapmansboro; daughter Jamie (Norm) Lane of Goodlettsville; mother, Ruth Elizabeth Strube and sister, Rosiland Beasley, both of Kingston Springs; grandchildren, Meagan and Cameron Strube.
He was preceded in death by father, Robert Morgan Strube; brother, Richard Lee Strube, and daughter, Kristin Renee (Groves) Strube.
Boyd Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jannie Lou Welch
Jannie Lou Welch, 55, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, at her home in Chapmansboro.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Welch of Chapmansboro, son Guylee Anderson and brother, Phillip Guess of Las Vegas, Nev.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Bro. Gene Parton officiated. Burial was in the Mallorys in Chapmansboro; pallbearers; Jeff Inman, Robert Inman, Jim Hughes, James Shelby, Peter Fisackerly, Bobby Yant.