Obituaries for Feb. 26 edition

Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Genevieve Overbaugh Armstrong, 68, of Kelso, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) in Donalson Skill Care. She was a native of Kansas City, Kansas, and the daughter of the late Irvin B. and Helen Wallace Overbaugh, who survives. Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker and a member of the Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons, Tim (Rae Ann) Armstrong of Kansas, Michael (Simin) Armstrong of Mississippi; grandchildren, Patrick and Stephanie Armstrong, Sabrina McArthur; great-grandchildren, Lillyan McArthur, Blane Armstrong, Mason Armstrong, Rozie Armstrong and Ellie Armstrong; sister, Carol Joan Sheppard of Boxite, Ariz.; and brother, Jack Hilt of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Kirk Smith officiating. Burial was in Kelso Cemetery beside her husband, Jackie Wayne Armstrong. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Harold Wayne Bradford, 75, of Fayetteville died Wednesday (Feb. 19, 2014) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Bradford was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth Fitch Bradford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired after 40 years with the American Bread Company and was presently director of the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. He was a Shriner, a Mason and a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Villa Wilder Bradford of Fayetteville; children Pam (Coy) Garner of Huntsville, Phil Rozar of Ackworth, Ga., Randy (Tammy) Rozar of Fayetteville, Dawn Steelman of Fayetteville and Robert Wayne Bradford of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Jessie Rozar, Rebekah Rozar, Hollie Rozar, Phillis Rozar, Roby Rozar, Justin Steelman and Jennifer Steelman; great-grandchildren, Haston Rozar, Rylan Holloway and Jacob Norris; and a brother Johnny (Joan) Bradford of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Joe Bradford and Bobby J. Bradford. Memorials may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter or the Kelly Pittenger Senior Center. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Black officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Roberta Burdette, 73, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) at her residence. She was born on Jan. 23, 1941 in Limestone County, Ala., to the late Alvin and Pauline Wales of Nave. Mrs. Burdette was a homemaker and a member of Fayetteville First United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Burdette, and a sister, Jenita Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Angie and Ron Smith of Christiana; step-daughter, Amy and Jim Heldman of West Virginia, Julie Burdette of Ohio; sisters, Annie Lou and J.B. Cross and Margie Hargrove, all of Ardmore, Ala.; and grandchildren, Madalyn and Jackson Smith. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Ann Hatcher officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Elder Charles “Putt” Fletcher, 79, died Thursday (Feb. 6, 2014) at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday (Feb. 12) at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, Madison, Ala., with the Revs. Terry Ragland and Dezi Fletcher, Sr., officiating. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Nelms Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Crawford Gleghorn, 82, of Petersburg, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) at his residence. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Albert E. and Gertrude Wisdom Gleghorn. Mr. Gleghorn was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a farmer, construction worker, retired employee of Amana Refrigeration and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Jean Kent Gleghorn of Petersburg; two daughters, Linda Stubblefield and husband, Randy, Lisa Posey and husband, Larry; one son, Todd Gleghorn; two sisters, Virginia Evers and Janice Whitehead, both of Nashville; two brothers, Charles Gleghorn of Fayetteville and Paul Gleghorn and wife, Patricia, of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Chastity and Randy Thorpe, Amanda Posey, Erica and Coy Wells; step-grandchildren, Crystal, Balee and Adison Hodges, Chris and Amanda and Brandon and Tonya; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Cheyenne Thorpe, Jeffrey, Lexie, May Kaylee and Breyer; step-great-grandchildren, Destiny, Dustin and Taylor Weir; and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Joe Gleghorn; and a brother, Phillip, and wife Becky Gleghorn; and sister-in-law, Joy Gleghorn. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Anthony Gleghorn officiating. Burial followed in Wright’s Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Michael Francis Hemphill, 43, of Athens, Ala., died Thursday (Feb. 20, 2014) at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with burial in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Hill, Jr., 73, long-time road commissioner with the Franklin County Highway Department, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 2014) at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. Funeral services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Decherd with Bros. Donald Gregory and Jerry Lofton Graves officiating. Interment followed at Franklin Memorial Gardens with military honors. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Henderson Smartt Jennings, 90, of Athens, Ala., formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday morning (Feb. 20, 2014) in Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Oaklus and Gertrude Quick Henderson. Mrs. Jennings was a former employee of Serbin Fashions, a homemaker and a member of the Harvest Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Robert) Keiter of Athens, Ala.; son, Stanley (Carol) Smartt of Flintville; grandchild, Barry (Tammy) Smartt of Flintville; and great-grandchild, Cole Smartt. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Schultz officiating. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery beside her first husband, Wiley Smartt, Jr., who passed away in 1978. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James “Jim” Landers, 61, of Nashville, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) at his residence. He was born on Aug. 29, 1942 in Lincoln County to the late Robert Till and Mildred Goodrich Landers. Mr. Landers worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Brown’s Temple AME Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Devarrio Landers; sister, Doris Ashby; and brother, Robert “Bobby” Landers. He is survived by his sister, Louise Oglesby of Dayton, Ohio; brother, Michael and Patty Landers of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Shelia Landers; aunt, Dixie Landers; nieces, Teresa Preston, Ytonia Dance, Amenia Landers, Carlisha Landers, Kiara Landers, Michelle Landers; and nephews, Samuel Myers Jr., Mark Myers, Robert Landers III and Marcus Small. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Gene “Hay-Hay” May, 80, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday (Feb. 22, 2014) in Lincoln Care Center. Mr. May was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Roy and Oma Lee Shelton May. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dot Mills May of Fayetteville; one daughter, Vickie Stetten and husband, Ronnie, “Loco”; one son, Dale May and wife, Shelia; six grandchildren, Wayne Frame and wife, Kim, Kristi Blackwell and husband, Steve, Bobbi Sells, Kenneth May and wife, Carrie, Kevin May, Daniel May and wife, Ashley; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one step-grandson, Josh Stetten; two brothers, Rick May and Paul May, both of Florida; one sister, Reba Kimbrough of Fayetteville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Gatlin officiating. Burial will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Stanley Milliken, 63, of Lewisburg, passed away Sunday morning (Feb. 23, 2014) at his residence. Mr. Milliken was a native of Lincoln County, the son of Thelma Ruth Young Johnson and the late James Cecil Milliken. He was a fisherman and a logger. Survivors include his wife, Mitzi Milliken of Lewisburg; daughter, Annette Watson; grandchildren, Daniel Milliken, Jennifer Young, Dustin Watson, all of Petersburg; mother, Thelma Ruth Johnson of Decatur, Ala.; brothers, Tony Milliken of Madison, Ala., Dave Milliken of Decatur, Ala., Richard Milliken of Lawrenceburg; sisters, Carol Watson of Decatur, Ala., and Paula Alred of Trinity, Ala. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. James Strope officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mattie “Miss Polly” Howell Mills, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday (Feb. 10, 2014) at Lincoln Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. A native of Fayetteville, she was a daughter of the late A.D. Howell and Mattie Lou Ortner Howell. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. She was a retired waitress working 18 years at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. After her retirement, she sat with the elderly and was a member of the Mimosa Women’s Home Demonstration Club. In younger days, she loved to roller skate. In her 20’s, she competed and won some awards. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Mills of Fayetteville; a son, Larry Mullins and his wife, Judy, of Taft; daughter, Brenda Buchanan and her husband, Terry, of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Gordon, Hurley, Kelvie, Robert and Buddy Howell, and sisters, Annie Howell Simms and Katherine Howell Steelman. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Bro. Van Johnson officiating. Visitation with the family begins at 2 p.m. and continues until service time. For online guest registry, visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Doris Nobles, 70, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) at Lincoln Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 24, 1943 in Lincoln County to the late John “Buss” Owens and Westella Nobles. Ms. Nobles was a retired press operator for Goodman Manufacturing and was of the Church of God faith. In addition to her parents, her sister, Dorothy Nobles, and brother, Asberry Nobles, precede her in death. She is survived by her sons, Michael Nobles of Fayetteville, Basil and Tyronesia Small of Chattanooga, Quentin Nobles of Martin; sister, Inez Massey of Fayetteville; brothers, Moses and Bernice Nobles and Monroe and Dottie Nobles, all of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Shaneda Small, Zarious Brown, Tavis Brown, Chelsea Nobles, Iszail Brown, Sasha Mayes, Jestiny Desmond, Shakinah Shibley, Basilia Small; great-grandson, Latral Brown; aunt, Loretta Hines of Chicago, Ill.; niece, Shanell Vance; great-niece, Destinee; and devoted friends, Mildred Hawk and Lillian Wells. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Dezi Fletcher officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Louis David “L.D.” Posey, 89, of Toney, Ala., died Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Drake officiating. Burial was in Hatchett Cemetery, Athens, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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