Obituaries for Oct. 31 edition

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Robin Denise Barnett, 48, of Ardmore, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday evening at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro.  Derrick Moose and Sister Endia Scruggs officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Anita Kelley Bassham, 78, of Fayetteville, died Monday morning (Oct. 22, 2012) at her residence. She was a native of Columbia and the daughter of the late Ernest McKennon and Bessie Tennessee Ralston Kelley. Mrs. Bassham was a former inspector for Scovill Manufacturing and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Survivors include her children, Donald M. Bassham, Jr., of Waverly, Patricia “Patti” Schumacher and husband, Keith, of Fayetteville, Carla Marie Kimbrough and husband, Jimmy, of Fayetteville, Steven Kelley Bassham and wife, Retha, of Huntsville, Ala., Claude Brett Bassham and wife, Trina, of Fayetteville, Kimberly Dawn Hollis and husband, Rick, of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Rogers officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Columbia beside her husband, Donald Bassham, who passed away in 1991. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Raymond E. Boyce, 83, of Unionville, died Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) in Nashville. Mr. Boyce was born in Bedford County and was a son of the late John M. and Evelyn Rusher Boyce. He was a lifelong farmer and livestock dealer and a member of Rover Baptist Church. Mr. Boyce is survived by his wife, Emogene “Jean” Boyce, Unionville; daughter, Carolyn (Bob) Bellenfant, Shelbyville; son, Bob (Clara) Boyce, Shelbyville; four grandchildren, Tracey Fields, Robin (Mark) Stafford, Gary (Wendy) Boyce and Angie (Thomas) Brown, all of Shelbyville; four great-grandchildren, David Donald, Johnson City, Matthew France, Shelbyville, Caleb Boyce, Unionville, and Mason Brown, Shelbyville; sisters, Marie Cooper and Helen (James M.) Crowell, both of Unionville; and brothers, Johnny Boyce, Unionville, Bill Boyce, Shelbyville, and Donald Boyce, Unionville. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Albert “Shorty” Boyce. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Grooms officiating. Burial followed in Simpson Cemetery. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, www.lawrencefuneral.net, in charge of arrangements.

Jessica Leigh Brown, 21, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Oct. 22, 2012). A native of Lincoln County, Miss Brown was the daughter of Troy Lynn Brown and Valorie Nichels of Fayetteville and Vicky Leigh Rozar Afisov and husband, Kostyantyn, of Fayetteville, who survive. She was employed at Taco Bell and Donalson Care Center. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a son, Jayden Kenneth Brown of Fayetteville; brother, Justin Troy Brown of Fayetteville; sister, Keri Lynn Brown of Fayetteville; grandfather, Jerry Wayne Brown (Betty Jean) of Fayetteville; and grandmother, Sue Rozar of Fayetteville. Miss Brown was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Rozar. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Revs. Bobby Vickers and Tim Shields officiating. Burial followed in Booneville Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ellis Owen “E.O.” Coggin, 66, of Madison passed from this life on Thursday (Oct. 18, 2012) at Skyline Medical Center following a brief battle with cancer. Born in Sheffield, Ala., he was the son of the late Clifford Gregory Coggin, Sr., and the late Grace Evelyn Jones Coggin. Mr. Coggin was also predeceased by his paternal grandparents, W.C. Coggin and Nora Gregory Coggin of Verona, Miss., and maternal grandparents,  Ellis W. Jones and Merlie Owen Jones of Jackson. Mr. Coggin was a graduate of Camden Central High School and the University of Tennessee at Martin and proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Claims Adjuster with Allstate Insurance Company after 29 years. He was of the Baptist faith.  He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 36 years, Sharon St. Charles Coggin; brothers, Gregory (Ann) Coggin of Chattanooga and Pete (Kathy) Coggin of Columbia. Other survivors include the following nieces and nephew: Amy Coggin of Chattanooga, Jeanie (David) Ashley of Greensboro, Ga., Kelly Coggin Clark of Spring Hill, Kristin Coggin of Murfreesboro, Patrick (Crystal) Coggin of Culleoka, Lori (Rusty) Cooper of Triune, together with several great-nieces and nephews. In addition, Mr. Coggin leaves many treasured friends. E.O. had many friends in Lincoln County. He loved to attend the Lincoln County Fair and often visited his friends in Fayetteville.  A celebration of E.O.’s life will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. from the Chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 2008 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN, 37203; Nashville Humane Association, 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37209; the Valen Cooper Scholarship Fund, c/o First Tennessee Bank, 1214 Murfreesboro Road, #6190, Franklin, TN, 37064; or the charity of your choice. Spring Hill Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Major Thomas Hamilton, 73, of Nashville, died Friday (Oct. 26, 2012). Preceded in death by his parents, Ralph & Mabel Hamilton. He is survived by his daughters, Cindy (Marty) Dillon of Old Hickory, Jennifer Akins of Lebanon and Victoria (Troy) Harrison of Brandon, Miss.; brother, Charles Hamilton of Cookeville; sisters, Carolyn Cravens and Evelyn Stewart, both of Crossville; five granddaughters; and three grandsons. A graveside service is planned for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mr. Hamilton’s name to a charity of your choice. Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Olene Jacks, 87, of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. Jacks is a native of Madison County, Ala., the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Gertrude Campbell Edwards. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a sister, Sally Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., and brother, Harold Edwards of Fayetteville. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bros. Larry Johnson, Sonny Moore and Derrick Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Brandon Colfax Johnson, 42, of Ardmore, Ala., died Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at his home in Ardmore. Memorial services were conducted Tuesday evening at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Claude Lee, 90, of Huntland, died Saturday (Oct. 27, 2012) at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was retired from Redstone Arsenal. Mr. Lee was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Ida Lee; parents, Wilburn Lee and Fannie Mae Hall Lee; and a brother, William Lee. Survivors include his daughter, Lanna (Eddie) Glaus of Belvidere; sons, Rodney (Beth) Lee, Eddie Lee and Johnny (Connie) Lee, all of Huntland; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; and a nephew, William Bruce Lee of Huntland. Graveside services will be held Tuesday morning at Franklin Memorial Gardens with Bro. O.L. Hart officiating. Pallbearers are David Farris, Adam Farris, Rob Trevarthen, Wayne Gill, Richard Gill and Jeff Arnold. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.

J.C. Marshall, 89, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at the Lynchburg Nursing Center. A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Collis and Mattie Lee Hobbs Marshall. He was co-owner of Rees and Marshall Garage in Mulberry and a member of the Mulberry Church of Christ.  Mr. Marshall is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Rees Marshall of Fayetteville; nephews, Rees (Judy) Groce of Mt. Juliet, Randy (Jane) Groce of Fayetteville; niece, Betty Groce of Fayetteville; special caregiver, Janet Groce Harris of Manchester; and several other great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Rodney Groce. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Lynchburg Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Mulberry Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mulberry Church of Christ, 19 Groce Road, Fayetteville, TN, 37334, or Agape, 4555 Trousdale Drive, Nashville, TN, 37204. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Delia Deanne Meadows, 34, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sunday (Oct. 28, 2012) at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bros. Bobby Hudson and Doug Colwell officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richard Wayne Miller, 56, died Monday (Oct. 22, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. A memorial service was held at Oak Hill Baptist Church in the Belleville Community Thursday afternoon with Bro. Tony Billions officiating. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Daniel Parkerson, 86, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) at the Baptist Hospital. Mrs. Parkerson was a native of Birmingham, Ala., the daughter of the late Lindsey and Rose Winsett Daniel. She was a nurse’s aide and a member of Park City Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Parkerson; daughter, Martha Denton; son, Thomas Parkerson; sisters, Marie Nelson, Janice Hopkins, Yvonne Caldwell; and brother: Royce Daniel. She is survived by daughters, Judy (Glen) Davis of Fayetteville, Jan (Don) Bentley of Fayetteville, Teresa (Steve) Smith of Madison, Ala.; son, Bob (Di) Parkerson of Fayetteville; sisters, Lyla Hopkins of Taft, Jean Lea of Bienville, La., Shay Patterson of Dandridge; brothers, Dink Daniel of Fayetteville, Dale Daniel of Henderson; daughter-in-law, Peggy Parkerson of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Don Russell and Bro. Randy Nichols officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Park City Baptist Church Building Fund. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jack Hinton Ray, 78, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2012) in Fayetteville Care and Rehab. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Ray was the son of the late Jackson and Doris Hinton Ray. He was a hardware clerk, gunsmith and a member of the Mimosa Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Waid Ray of Collierville and Kirt Ray and wife, Renee, of Fayetteville; one grandchild, Lauren Ray; and one sister, Gayle Morgan and husband, Jim, of Murphy, N.C. Graveside service were held Friday afternoon at Marble Plains Cemetery at Tims Ford Park with Bro. Chris Jones officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

William Alfred Reid, 75, of Flintville, died Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2012) at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Fayetteville, the son of the late Vernon Edward and Annie Mae (Britton) Reid. Surviving are wife, Patricia Ann (Stovall) Reid; sons, Tommy Reid of Decatur, Ala., and Shane Reid of Flintville; daughters, Tonya Camp of Elora and Kathy Reid of Huntsville; sisters, Orleana Morrison of New Hope, Ala., and Linda Henry of Flintville. A funeral service was held Saturday afternoon in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Vivian Nicholson officiating. Interment was in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.

Harold Steven “Bobby” Robertson, 55, of Elora, died Wednesday (Oct. 24, 2012) at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester.  He was born Aug. 4, 1957, in Fayetteville, the son of the late Harold F. and Nova (Camp) Robertson. Bobby was also known to some as “Smokey.”  Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his wife, Vickie Robertson, and sister, Billie Pirtle. Surviving are daughters, Monica (Lucas) Bradley of Flintville and Mistie Casey of Fayetteville; sisters, Lynn (Ronnie) Bradley of Elora, Jayne (Danny) Smith of Elora and Darlene (Bob) Wiggins of Elora; granddaughters, Victoria Casey and Hannah Bradley; as well as seven nieces and nephews and 14 great-nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Saturday afternoon at the Robertson Family Cemetery located on Mountain Road in Elora. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.

James D. Robertson, 86, of Toney, Ala., died Tuesday (Oct. 23, 2012) at his home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Pastor Bill Daniels officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Frances L. Daniel Slayton, 76, of Fayetteville, died Thursday night (Oct. 25, 2012) in Vanderbilt Medical Center.  A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Slayton was the daughter of the late Herman “Hawk” and Velna Scott Daniel, was retired from Blue Ridge Manufacturing and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Hall, and husband, Tommy, of Fayetteville, Lisa Williams and husband, Jack, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Nikki Flynt, Michelle Blair, Candice Kennard, Cortney McCormick; step-grandchildren, Lori Jolley, Andrew Williams, Megan Williams; three great- grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; brother, Nathan Daniel of Fayetteville; and sister, Dorothy Mason of Huntland. She was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Bradford, and a brother, James Ray Daniel. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery beside her husband, Bob “Dock” Slayton, who passed away in 2008. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Wynelle Smith, 82, of Toney, Ala., died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2012). A memorial service was held on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Faye Turney Stubblefield, 93, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday night (Oct. 24, 2012) in Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Stubblefield was the daughter of the late Levoy and Bessie Armstrong Turney.  She was retired from Scovill Manufacturing and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Don Stubblefield and wife, Patricia, of Fayetteville and Lynn Stubblefield and wife, Peggy, of Nashville; five grandchildren, Lisa and Gus Palas (Deah), Teresa Baker (Josh, Lexi and Julian), Heather Donahue (Riley), Shari and Gary LaFayette (Bradley, Andrew, Alex, Jadyn and Kaylee), Kristi and Jeff Nieball (Kendall and Carter); one great-great-grandchild, Chloe LaFayette; and sister-in-law, Martha Posey of Fayetteville. Mrs. Stubblefield was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Michael Ruben Donahue. Graveside service was conducted Friday afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ann Hatcher officiating.  Burial was beside her husband, C.C. Stubblefield. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Vann Teeples, 21, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Kasey Harbin and Bro. Carl Witty officiating. Burial was in Hasting Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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