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 Arnold, Tyler Arnold, Eli Arnold, Justin Schmidt, Blake Schmidt; great-niece, Brooklyn Arnold. Visitation is set for Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Debbie Dunn, 61, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2012) at her residence. Mrs. Dunn was born Dec. 16, 1950 in Shelbyville to the late Joe Mullins and Juanita Watley Overcast. She worked in the photo lab at Walmart for thirteen years and was a member of Molino Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Dunn, who passed away in 2008. She is survived by daughter, Nita and Paul Moffett of Murfreesboro; son, Jay Dunn of Wilmington, Del.; step-daughter, Gina Chapman of Manchester; sister, Bobbie and Joe Vetter of Shelbyville; brother, Larry and Kay Overcast of Shelbyville; five grandchildren, Rachael Chapman, Ben Chapman, Heather Moffett, Cherokee Moffett, Helena Dunn; and great-grandchild, William Chapman. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Cleo Moon officiating. Burial was in Stewarts Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jean Volney Agee Graham, 88, of Taft, died Sunday (Nov. 11, 2012) at Bailey Manor in Fayetteville. Originally from Lebanon, she was the daughter of the late Guy Marshall and Jessie Lee Frakes Agee. She received her education from Middle Tennessee State Teachers’ College and worked for the Agricultural Extension Service as Home Demonstration Agent and later taught Home Economics in public schools. She married the late Frank Edward Graham in 1954 and had five children: Volney Graham (Donna), Helen Graham Bobo (David), Dan Graham, Bob Graham, Barnabas “Barnay” Graham, who all survive. Her grandchildren include Adam, Abby and Alex Graham, Sydney Bobo Hurst (Jake), Landry and Ivey Bobo, Emily and Ben Graham, Matthew, Lucas, Andrea and Andrew Graham; and one great-grandchild, Payton Hurst. She was a longtime member of Taft Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Brown officiating. Burial followed at Blanche Cemetery beside her husband. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joe M. Knott, 101, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) at Donalson Care Center. He was born on Jan. 9, 1911, in Lincoln County to the late Dan and Robbie Knott. He was an assembly line worker for General Motors. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William (Billy) Knott, and brother, Ray Knott. Survivors include his wife, Ida Mae Thomison Knott of Fayetteville; step-sons, Warden (Joann) Thomison of Fayetteville, Robert (Mary Ann) Thomison of Livonia, Mich., William (Clarita) Thomison of Ladson, S.C., Charles (Yolanda) Thomison of Rex, Ga.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 12 step-great- grandchildren; cousins, Katherine Neece, Freddie McKinney, both of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Grizzard officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ann Marie McNatt, 41, of Prospect, died Monday (Nov. 5, 2012) at her home. A native of Bartow, Fla., she was the daughter of the late William Lloyd McNatt and Mary Ann Cooper McNatt. Funeral services were held Friday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Woodard officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Justin Brett Nichols, 33, of Ardmore, died Saturday (Nov. 10, 2012) at Alive Hospice in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon with the Rev. Ray Stonecypher officiating. Burial followed in Blanche Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Luther R. Shelton, 89, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Nov. 12, 2012) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Shelton was the son of the late John Robert and Allie Hobbs Shelton. Mr. Shelton was a veteran of the Army, having served in WWII, worked for the Lincoln County Highway Department and was a member of the Lincoln Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Ernestine Trentham Shelton of Fayetteville; son, Larry R. Shelton of Fayetteville; daughters, Joy Branch and husband, Reagor, Patsy Shelton, all of Fayetteville; grandsons, Mickey Branch and wife, Sarah, of Fayetteville, Ryan Shelton of Nashville; two step-grandsons, Stevie Branch and wife, Yvonne, and Braden Simms; step granddaughters, Lyndsey Bertram and Angela Branch; sister, Jeralene Gilley of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Bea. He was preceded in death by brothers, Oliver Shelton, Floyd Shelton, James Shelton and T.A. Shelton, and step-grandson, Reagor Lee Branch. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln Cemetery with the Rev. Kirk Smith officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thomas E. Sullenger, 89, of Phoenix, Ariz., died Thursday (Nov. 8, 2012). Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon (Nov. 24) in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Cole Sumners, 90, of Blanche, died Thursday (Nov. 15, 2012) at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. He was born Sept. 6, 1922, a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Leon Eli and Clara Mae Cole Sumners. Mr. Sumners was a member of the Blanche United Methodist Church. He made his career in farming and stayed active in his farming operation until his health failed during the last two years. Mr. Sumners also drove a school bus for the Lincoln County School System for 33 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, a former ASCD County Committeeman, loan committee member with Farmers Home Administration and a past director in the Lincoln Farmers Co-op. Tending his cattle, reminiscing about the past and telling stories about his boyhood days growing up in Coldwater were some of his favorite activities. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sumners preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Opal Whitt Sumners, and a younger brother, Ray Sumners. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas Wilburn Sumners of Fayetteville and Marcus Neal Sumners of Hendersonville; four sons, James C. Sumners, Jr., (Marianna), Danny R. Sumners (Teresa), Donny M. Sumners (Jackie), all of Blanche, and Benny J. Sumners (Kathy) of Toney, Ala.; two grandchildren, Faith Sumners Hayes of Murfreesboro and Jonathan Sumners of Fayetteville; four step-grandchildren, Stephen, Gary and Jason Turner and Dana Wright; six step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. William Moede officiating. Burial followed in Blanche Cemetery beside his wife, Sarah Opal Whitt Sumners. Memorials may be made to the Blanche United Methodist Church Building Fund. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Faye Hicklen Thompson, 65, of Madison, formerly of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Nov. 17, 2012) at her residence. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Lucille Whitt Hicklen. She was a homemaker and a member of the Madison Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Edward Thompson of Madison; a step-daughter, Gwen Huskey of Nashville; sisters, Betty Wright, Brenda Laten and husband, Marlon, and Doris McAlister and husband, Harold. Visitation will be held today Wednesday from 11 a.m. until noon at Higgins Funeral Home followed by graveside services at 1 p.m. at Gatlin Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Honduras Thrasher of Belvidere died Saturday (Nov. 3, 2012) after an extended illness. He was 82. Mr. Thrasher was born Aug. 14, 1930, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was the son of Gurley L. and Bessie L. (Hendrix) Thrasher of Belvidere. Honduras is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorene (Benson) Thrasher; two children, Randall Thrasher and Rebecca Thrasher (Lyndon) Haston, all of Belvidere; a sister Henrietta (Charles) Dillon from Smyrna; grandsons, Aaron G. (Maranda) Thrasher of Spanaway, Wash., and R. Cain (Cherry) Thrasher of Belvidere; nieces, LeAnne Langston Rice of Hermitage and Shannon Langston Alford of Lebanon; nephews, Roy Wayne Whitworth of Gurley, Ala., Roger Whitworth of Park City and Johnny Whitworth of Fayetteville; great-granddaughter, Arabella R. Thrasher of Spanaway. He was preceded by his parents; sister, Martha Anders; niece, Stacye Langston; nephew, Allen Whitworth; and stepmothers, Luverl Steelman Thrasher and Vinnie Bates Thrasher. Honduras had an over 40-year career as a milk truck driver for many Middle Tennessee dairy companies. He treasured time spent with family and had a love for farming and being outdoors in the country. Funeral services were held Wednesday (Nov. 7) at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Belvidere where he was a member for many years. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.