Obituaries for Sept. 18 edition
James Daniel Bagsby, 86, of Toney, Ala., died Monday (Sept. 9, 2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bros. Lynn Marshall and Gary Heard officiating. Burial was in Legg Cemetery, Elkmont, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Harris Barnes, 75, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday morning (Sept. 11, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. She was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Robert and Ann Harwell Harris. She worked for Serbin, was a homemaker and babysitter. She was also a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, David O. Barnes; son, David Wayne Barnes and wife, Sandy; daughter, Cheryl Ann Barnes; son, Benton Barnes and wife, Beth, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, David L. Armstrong and wife, Becky, of Chattanooga, Kelly Bradford and husband, Cole, Adrienne Cummins and husband, Joe, all of Fayetteville, Alicia Hastings and fiancé, Travis, of Elora, Hannah Jacobs, Grace Barnes, both of Fayetteville; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gladys Harris of Newport News, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Harris, and brother, Robert Carl Harris. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Wright’s Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Martha Barbara Brown, 93, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Sept. 8, 2013) in Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. Mrs. Brown was a native of Smith County, daughter of the late Robert and Riley Ann Slager Bennett. She was a waitress and day care owner before her retirement. She was a member of Lewisburg First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, her husband, Carl Brown and daughter, Judy Carol Brown, preceded her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Sanders of Jacksonville, Fla., Brenda (Frank) Hoots and Becky Brown, both of Fayetteville; sister, Dot Dawson of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial following in Lone Oak Cemetery. London Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Wayne Feuchtinger, 60, of Pensacola, Fla., died Thursday (Aug. 15, 2013) at his home in Pensacola. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., the son of Marie Feuchtinger and the late William Richard Feuchtinger. Dennis enjoyed visiting his grandparents in Taft during the summers while growing up. He always attended Bible school, revivals and church at Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in the Yukon Community when he would come up. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He became an audio engineer and traveled the world. He resided in Simi Valley, Calif. and worked in Burbank, Calif. Over the years, Dennis and his mother visited several foreign countries. He returned home to Pensacola for Christmas 2012 and stayed there to take care of his mother. He was a member of the Fairfield Presbyterian Church in Pensacola. His favorite scripture was the 23rd Psalm. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. In addition to his father, his grandmother and grandfather, Albert and Minnie Byers; a sister, Mona Feuchtinger; and his stepfather, Dave Calloway, preceded him in death. Dennis is survived by his mother, Marie Feuchtinger Calloway; brothers, William (wife, Mindy) Feuchtinger of California, Joel (wife, Zhanna) Feuchtinger of Wisconsin and Jack Feuchtinger of Pensacola, Fla.; step-brother, Reed (wife, Carol) Calloway; and step-sisters, Debbie Morros and Susan Calloway. Funeral services were performed in Pensacola on Aug. 19 followed by graveside service and burial at Prosperity Cemetery in the Yukon Community, Taft, on Thursday Aug. 22.
Hettie Lucille Paschal Harris, a native of Smith County, died Thursday (Sept. 12, 2013). She was born Oct. 10, 1924, the daughter of the late Charles T. and Florence Young Paschal. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, but in her later years faithfully attended Fayetteville First United Methodist Church as long as her health permitted. She was a graduate of Gordonsville High School where she lettered in basketball all four years and was captain her senior year. She moved to Nashville where she worked for Southern Bell, N.C. and St. L. Railroad and the State of Tennessee. She and her first husband, James P. Cheatham, Jr., moved to Miami, Fla., in 1948 where she worked for Webster Outdoor Advertising. After his death, she returned to Nashville where she met and married her second husband, R. Reuben Harris, Sr. She became a homemaker and continued to live in Davidson County until Mr. Harris’ death and then moved to Brentwood in 1981. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Lucille Harris, and her two brothers, Clyde Thomas Paschal, Sr., and Van Edward Paschal. She is survived by her son, Robert R. Harris, Jr.; her grandson, R. Reuben Harris III, both of Fayetteville; her granddaughter, Lori Eileen Harris of Chattanooga; her niece, Emily P. Harris of Lebanon; and two nephews, Thomas E. Paschal of Carthage and Clyde T. Paschal, Jr., of Albertville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted at Bass Funeral Home in Gordonsville with the Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Burial followed in Brush Creek Cemetery, Brush Creek, beside her first husband, James P. Cheatham, Jr. Memorials may be made in her honor to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Higgins Funeral Home assisted the family.
Isaac Logan “Ike” Howard, 65, of Mt. Juliet, died Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013). Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles Sherman Lowrance, 76, of Cornersville, died Friday (Sept. 6, 2013) in Lincoln Medical Center. Mr. Lowrance was a native of Marshall County and son of the late Charles Hoyte and Lonnie Hedgecoth Lowrance. He was a graduate of Cornersville High School, retired from Kroger of Lewisburg after 35 years of employment and was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Lowrance. He is survived by his wife, Lavonne Short Lowrance of Cornersville; two daughters, Bonnie (Ronnie) Braden of Memphis and Tammy (Gary) Owen of Lewisburg; three sons, David (Donna) Lowrance of Shelbyville, Doug (Cheryl) Lowrance of Portland and Devin (Laurie) Lowrance of Fayetteville; brother, Ralph Lowrance of Lewisburg; sister, Brenda Upton of Cornersville; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning (Sept. 9) from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with burial following in New Hope Cemetery in the Ostella Community. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 201 West Lincoln Street, Tullahoma, Tenn., 37388. Cornersville Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Martha Helen Posey, 88, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Sept. 15, 2013) at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Bessie Carter Stubblefield and was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. Mrs. Posey was a former employee of Genesco and former owner of Otasco. Survivors include three grandchildren, Kim Jean and husband, Steve, Daphne Posey and Jamie Posey; two great-grandchildren, Katlin and Nick Jean; daughter-in-law, Brenda Posey, all of Fayetteville; nephews, Lynn Stubblefield and wife, Peggy, of Nashville and Don Stubblefield and wife, Patty, of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert “Bob” Posey; a son, Robert “Dumpy” Posey; and brother, C.C. Stubblefield. Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery with Bro. Jim Black officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Washington Street Church of Christ Scholarship Fund. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Roy Erskin “Turk” Reyer, 38, of Ardmore, Ala., died Friday (Sept. 13, 2013) at his home. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Steve Hargrove officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
George W. Simmons, 86, of Kelso, died Monday (Sept. 9, 2013) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late John Wiley and Clara Simmons. Mr. Simmons was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a carpenter, superintendent of building projects and wood worker with considerable talent. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Jean Simmons of Kelso; sister, Jannie Morrison of Hazel Green, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Tom Simmons and Junior Simmons, and sisters, Ophelia Lackey and Evelyn Towry. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. John Gifford officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside his first wife, Mary Sue McAfee Simmons. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Larry Joe Woods, 66, of Kelso, died Tuesday evening (Sept. 10, 2013) in Harton Regional Medical Center. Mr. Woods was a native of Madison County, Ala., the son of the late Clifford Woods and Wanda Jean Roberts. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his children, Kevin Woods, Natalie Duckett, Sonya Savage, Leigh Ann Norman Fowler; grandchildren, Chelsea Woods, Madison Woods, Joshua Savage, Dionna Savage, Eric Neal, Kaden Fowler; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Neal, Kenzie Neal, Daylin Martin; and sister, Aneva Eakes. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Miller Cemetery in Plevna, Ala. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.