Vivian Elaine Andrews, age 74, of Franklin, died Monday (June 10, 2013). Mrs. Andrews was born Nov. 23, 1938 and raised on a farm in Elora to parents Clifford and Clara Carlisle. She loved sports, the outdoors and knew how to put in a good day’s work. In school she enjoyed playing basketball for her team. While working at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., she met and married Phillip Andrews. They settled in Huntsville and had three sons. In 1967 they moved to Franklin where she lived the rest of her life. Elaine loved her life, flowers, garden, family, friends and God. She sought to live a Christian life and to help others. She lost her husband, Phillip, of 55 years in March. She is survived by her three sons, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a sister, and a brother. Memorial services were held Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Franklin. Condolences of sympathy may be sent to www.billsmcgaugh.com. Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory in charge of arrangements.
John J. Ayers, 95, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (June 11, 2013) at Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Mary Jane Ayers, was a retired farmer and retired from the Lincoln County Highway Garage. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his daughter, Jane Shelton, and husband, Billy Joe, of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Sharon Lynn Shelton of Lakewood, Colo., and Joe Alan Shelton of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Matthew Shelton; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon at Lebanon Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Billions officiating. Burial was beside his wife Margaret Pauline Gault Ayers. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ellen Casey Beyer, 82, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Monday (June 10, 2013) in Huntsville Hospital. A native of Cotter, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Ellenor Sinor Casey. Mrs. Beyer was a retired teacher’s assistant for the Madison County School System and a member of the Baptist Church, most recently attending in Hazel Green. Survivors include three sons, Michael (Janice) Beyer of Edgewood, N.M., Charlie (Angie) Beyer of Fayetteville, Casey Beyer of Hazel Green; grandchildren, Ben (Kate) Beyer and Vince (Rebekah) Beyer; great-granddaughter, Amelia Beyer; two sisters, Mary Smith of Harrison, Ark., Della Jones of Flippin, Ark; and special friend, Pete Sawyer of Shelbyville. Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jeremy Hudgins officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
John Henry Dangerfield, 80, of Shelbyville, died Sunday (June 9, 2013). He was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Lincoln County, to the late John and Jessie Hill Dangerfield. He was a retired custodian at the Lincoln County Courthouse and a bus driver for Lincoln County School System. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Dangerfield, and brother, Charles Dangerfield. Survivors include his wife, Florine Leslie Dangerfield of Shelbyville; a son, Kenneth Dangerfield of Antioch; six daughters, Wynedka (Alvin) Palmer of Spring Hill, Valerie Dangerfield of Antioch, Vanessa Dangerfield, Montie Dangerfield and Jana Dangerfield, all of Fayetteville, and Kim (Dee) Quarles of Cordova; a sister, Hildred Jones of Fayetteville; two brothers, William (Emma) Dangerfield and Bobby (Ann) Dangerfield of Nashville; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at St. Paul AME Church in Fayetteville. Pastor Patricia Staggs was eulogist. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Cemetery in the Howell Community. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel assisted the family.
Billie Jo Dhaese, 38, of Taft, died Saturday (June 8, 2013) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 12, 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of Brown Teal Baptist Church. Mrs. Dhaese is survived by her husband, Michael Dhaese of Taft; mother, Debbie Vaughn of Taft; godmother, Betty Jo McAlister of Fayetteville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services were held Thursday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Shields officiating. Burial followed in Prosperity Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mable Thompson Eddins, 91, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (June 13, 2013) at Donalson Health & Rehab Center after an extended illness. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late John G. “Rex” Thompson and Marion Scott Thompson and was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Eddins, and her son, William Larry Eddins. She worked many years as an accountant for Sears and was a life-long member of the West End Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for several decades. Survivors include her grandson, William Brent Eddins of Fayetteville; daughter-in-law, Peggy Eddins Wright; and sister-in-law, Ruth Eddins McCauley, both of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Sunday at West End Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Kelso Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the West End Baptist Church, 200 Morgan Ave, Fayetteville, Tenn., 37334. Doak-Howell Funeral Home in Shelbyville, www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com, assisted the family.
Michael Wayne Evans, 52, of Petersburg, died Saturday (June 8, 2013) at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County on July 19, 1960 to the late Kirk Evans and Mary Marie Evans, who survives. He was a cowboy. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, Rick Evans. Mr. Evans is survived by his mother, Marie Evans; daughters, Carlie and Garrett Monks, Amy and Michael Humphrey; son, Phillip and Kelsey Evans; sisters, Kay Tallent, Brenda and Tony Blankenship; and five grandchildren, Gracie Humphrey, Ambria Brown, Payton, Kyler and Carolina Monks. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday (June 15, 2013) at Mr. Evans’ residence, 627 Red Oak Road, Petersburg. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Glyndon Wade Johnston, 91, a native of the Howell Community, died Saturday evening (June 15, 2013) at Donalson Care Center after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the Eugene Higgins and Josephine Taylor Wade. Mrs. Johnston was a member of the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a long-time employee of Serbin Fashions, Petersburg Manufacturing and Walmart. Survivors include daughter, Jane Conger (John) of Fayetteville; sister, Jo Lynn Taylor of Clarksville; brother, Guy F. Wade (Betty) of Fayetteville; sister-in-law, Maggie Perrin of Fayetteville; grandsons, John B. Conger III (Katie) of Kansas City, Kansas, Robert Conger of Huntsville, Ala.; and granddaughter, Lane Conger of Nashville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis T. Wade and Walter H. Wade, and sisters, Ruth W. Smith and Merle W. Haynes. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Todd Gaskill officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery beside her husband, Robert G. Johnston. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church or the charity of one’s choice. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for the loving care and kindness shown by her caregivers, especially Edith Shoulders and Pat Bailey, as well as all other friends and neighbors. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.