From Cheatham County, Tennessee:
Richard Nathaniel Justice Root
Richard Nathaniel Justice Root, born Jan. 16, 2003, at 1:40 p.m. deceased Jan. 16, 2003, at 1:40 p.m.
He is survived by parents: Danny and Tina (Justice) Root of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; brothers, Drew Justice, Chase Justice, Bobby Root; grandparents, Keith and Brenda Justice, Ashland City, and Cliff and Kathy Schmidt of Washburn, Wisc.
Graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Neptune-Smith Cemetery, Neptune Road, Ashland City.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted the family in the arrangements.
Dova Allene Yates
Dova Allene Yates, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at her home in Ashland City.
She is survived by daughters, Mary Vickers of Ashland City, Dova Louise Surgeon of Mantecia, Calif.; brothers, Jackie Roach of Clare Moore, Okla., Wallace Roach of Clare Moore, Okla., Terry Roach of Prior, Okla., Gerald Roach of Prior, Okla.; step-sister Shirley Musgraves of Clare Moore, Okla.
Visitation was held at Boyd Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Monday from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 20, 2003, at 10 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial was in the Gravel Hill Cemetery in Spencer. Friends served as pallbearers.
Boyd Funeral Home assisted in the arrangements.
Irma Vyskocil, 86, died Jan. 7, 2003, in Jackson, Mich. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Joelton.
Services were held from Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home, Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at 1 p.m. Officiating were Pastor Stephen Veatch of Sycamore Baptist Church. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Jackson, Mich.
She was proceded in death by mother and father, John David Jarrell and Myra Rose M. Jarrell.
She was survived by husband, Bob Vyskocil; son, Ray Simpson of Florida; daughter, Joyce S. Steele of Jackson, Mich., daughter, Barbara S. Beard of Mount Juliet, sister, Judy Mianaeki of Mukilteo, Wash; daughter, Maldine Miller of Chapmansboro, son, Robert (Bobby) Simpson of Jackson, Mich., 19 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Margaret J. Rose, Akron, Ohio, Virginia Jarrell Bobbitt, Ashland City, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Timothy Williams (nephew), Ashland City, Garry Moss, Mich. (great-grandson), Evert Steele of Mich. (son-in-law) Tim Pacyna of Mich. (son-in-law), Charles Moss (son-in-law).
Charles J. Burden and Son Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Geneva Batts, 77, of Chapmansboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. She was a homemaker as well as schoolteacher and was a proofreader for the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Cheatham County Funeral Home in Ashland City, with Reverend George Clark officiating. Burial followed in Mallory's Cemetery in the Thomasville Community. Friends served as Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the McKendree Village Foundation for South Building.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Batts; and a son, Murray Batts.
She is survived by daughters, Nancy Neal of Hermitage and Cornelia Thornton of Chapmansboro; granddaughter, Tiffany Thornton of Chapmansboro; a sister, Josephine Teasley of Murfreesboro; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Mellinee Baker of Ashland City and several nieces and nephews.
Cheatham County Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Robbie Leon Dozier
Robbie Leon "R. L." Dozier, 90, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, at his home in White Bluff. A native of Cheatham County, he was the son of Grover and Ina Harper Dozier. He was a retired farmer and school bus driver and a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, with Brother David Peeler officiating. Interment followed in Williams Cemetery in White Bluff.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Reed Dozier and his parents, Grover Dozier and Ina Harper Dozier.
Survivors are: his daughter and son-in-law, Shelby Jean and Tommy Bell of White Bluff; two brothers, James Ray Reed of Joelton, Wayne Reed of White Bluff; one sister, Ola Robertson of Nashville; granddaughter, Sharon and her husband, Michael Welch of White Bluff; four great-grandchildren, Matthew, Brandon, Amy and Emily Welch.
Service was under the direction of Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson.
Leon Douglas Lovell
Leon Douglas Lovell, 59, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003. He lived in Grayslake, Ill., and was previously from Charlotte.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jacksons Chapel Cemetery in Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Drabant Lovell, five children: Julie, Monica, Tiffany, Dawn and Pam; three brothers, Clint, Victor and Dale; five sisters, Sally, Polly, Cathy, Kay and Vivian; and seven grandchildren
Boyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.