Obituaries for Nov. 28 edition
Danny Raye Arnold, 49, of Flintville, died Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. Mr. Arnold was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Fred Raye Arnold and Carolyn Brannon Arnold, who survives. He worked as a gin operator at the Elora Gin. Mr. Arnold is survived by his wife, Linda Arnold of Elora; daughter, Wendy Arnold and Paul Dickey of Huntland; son, Landon Arnold of Flintville; mother, Carolyn Arnold of Elora; brothers, Kenny Arnold of Elora, Doug and Candy Arnold of Fayetteville; nephews, Freddie and Sherry Arnold, Tyler Arnold, Eli Arnold, Justin Schmidt, Blake Schmidt; great-niece, Brooklyn Arnold. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Graves officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Annie Ruth Bateman, 80, of Lynchburg, died Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012) at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Roy Sullenger and Lucy Jean Sullenger. Mrs. Bateman was a homemaker and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack Bateman of Lynchburg; son, Danny Bateman and his wife, Teresa, of Lynchburg; grandchildren, Daniel Bateman and his wife, Jenny, and Barry Bateman and his wife, Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Jaycie, Jack and Abbie. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday afternoon at Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jim Parks officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Williams Buntley, 89, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Nov. 19, 2012) in Huntsville Hospital. Mrs. Buntley was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Raymond and Fannie Gowan Williams. She was a former employee of Serbin Fashions and a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Celestia B. Wiseman of the Mimosa Community and Nancy B. Weir of Fayetteville; one sister, Judith Hasty of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Willa Dean Jones, and three sons-in-law, C.D. Jones, Willie Wiseman and Waylan Weir. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Maranatha Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Nichols officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside her husband, Coleman Buntley. Memorials may be made to the Maranatha Baptist Church Building Fund, the building fund of your choice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Curtis Hilton Cashion, 80, of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012) at the Donalson Skill Care Center. Mr. Cashion was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Curtis and Bessie Pitts Cashion. He was a Marine, a tree surgeon for over 30 years and a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Flora Cashion of Fayetteville; daughter, Debra Eslick and husband, Terry, of Fayetteville; sons, Jimmy Cashion and wife, Sherri, of Fayetteville, Garry Cravens and wife, Donna, of Cookeville; grandson, Derrick Eslick; granddaughter, Amy Mahan and husband, Mark; step-granddaughter, Rebecca Smith and husband, Ronnie; step-grandsons, Brandon Garrison and wife, Casey, and Danny Smith and wife, Jessica; step-great-grandsons, Nev Sullivan, Cade Sullivan, Collin Garrison and Brody Garrison; brother, Archie Cashion of Flintville; and best friends, Gordon and Linda Lill of Huntsville, Ala. Mr. Cashion was preceded in death by twin daughters, Vickie Jan and Vivian Ann Cashion. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the chapel of the Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Buntley Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Fred Jobe, 86, of Petersburg, died Monday (Nov. 19, 2012) at his residence. A native of New Market, Ala., he was the son of the late James Buford and Vera McFerrin Jobe. Mr. Jobe was retired from the Alabama Farm Bureau, was a lifetime farmer, a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and a longtime member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club. Survivors include his children, Charles (Lorie) Jobe of Petersburg, Leif (Barbara) Jobe of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Elizabeth (Ken) Ware of McCalla, Ala., and David (Rita) Jobe of Petersburg; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorris Stevens. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Dr. Calvin Todd officiating. Burial followed in Prosperity Cemetery beside his wife, Sara Williams Jobe. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Medical Center Endowment Fund, 106 Medical Center Boulevard, Fayetteville, TN, 37334. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Inez Land, 91, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Thursday (Nov. 22, 2012) at her residence. A native of Madison County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Enoch and Annie Pierce Campbell. She was a substitute teacher for the Madison County School System and a member of the Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Land, Jr., and son, Larry Land. She is survived by a brother, Dickey Ray and Jeanette Campbell of Gurley, Ala.; grandchildren, Tony and Barsha Land of Hazel Green, and Michelle and Donny Shaw of Hazel Green; and great-grandchildren, Landry Claire Shaw; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Buddy Alverson and Lon Ostrzycki officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Timothy Chad Swafford, 21, of Elora, died Sunday (Nov. 18, 2012). He was an electrician. He is survived by his father, Timothy Wayne (Pamela) Swafford; mother, Freida (Andy) Hinshaw; sisters, Camra Hill, Cadence Hinshaw and Amanda Moore; brothers, Connor Hinshaw, Braden Cole Moore and David Henry, all of Elora; grandparents, Paul and Eva Fowler of Hollytree, Ala.; grandmother, Carolyn Golden of Huntland; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; and so many special friends. Memorial services were conducted Sunday at his home in Elora. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
J.W. Tucker, 90, of Pulaski, formerly of Lincoln County, died Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2012) at NHC Pulaski. Mr. Tucker was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Charlie B. and Pearl S. Shelton Tucker. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Tucker enjoyed watching and talking about the Atlanta Braves. He was a former employee of Fayetteville Electric System, where he was a meter reader, and he was a security guard for Burns Security. Survivors include his sister, Virginia T. Parks; nephews, Jerry Shelton, Roger Parks; nieces, Pat S. Norman, Kathy T. Graham, Donna P. Smith, Carolyn P. Hayes, Dixie P. Sullivan and Teresa P. Davis; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lila Shelton Collins and Gracie Shelton; brother, L.D. Tucker; and nephews, Donnie Shelton and Kenny Tucker; and great-nephew, Stan Norman. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Waggoner officiating. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.