Obituaries from Macon County Times
June 7, 2005
Claude Beard was born July 11, 1916, son of Turner and Bell Donnell Beard, and departed this life on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the age of 88 yrs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vallie Putty Beard, and brothers, Foster and Lawrence Beard. Claude is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, T.C. and Judy Donoho Beard; step grandsons Tony and Stacy Gann; step great grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Dayna Gann, Tyler and Tanner Gann; step great great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Emma Jones; nephews, Glenn (Joy) Beard and William Beard; niece, Virginia Ann (William) Poston; many other relatives and friends. Services were Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Hunter Funeral Home with Elder Thomas Hart officiating. Interment at Poplar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Robert "Red" Blackwell, Sr., age 88, of Lafayette, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He was preceded in death by a son, David Baxter Blackwell; and two daughters, Helen Marie Blackwell and Eddar Mai McCarter. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margie Blackwell, Lafayette; a son, Mr. Robert (Juanita) Blackwell, Jr., Hartsville; four daughters, Mrs. Frances Beal, Hartsville, Ms. Juanita Lawhorn, Madison, Ms. JoAnn Saddler, Westmoreland, Ms. Christine Locke, Castalian Springs, TN; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home Friday, June 3, 2005, 2 p.m., conducted by Elder Doug Curtis. Pallbearers were Curt Lampley, Ashley Locke, Ricky Parker, Dewayne Ballard, Timmy Moore, P.J. Parker, Bill Blackwell and James Dickens. Interment was in Porter Cemetery.
Vassie L. Burgett, age 96, of Walnut Street, Westmoreland, TN, passed away Friday, May 27, 2005. Funeral services were held Monday, May 30, 1:00 p.m. at Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home, conducted by Bro. Gene Heath. Burial was in Shrum Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Bob Moss and Mattie Shrum. She was married to Cordell Burgett, who also preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Doulgas (Jerry) Burgett of Inglis, FL; a sister, Mary Adean Moss of Westmoreland; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Oda Cherry, age 76, of Whitley Hollow Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN, formery of the Hermitage Springs Community, were conducted Monday, June 6, 2005, 3 p.m. from the chapel of Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Pallbearers were Fred Spears, Willis Deckard, Keith McDonald, Mark Tirjan, Dale Vaughn, Gary Brissett. Interment followed in Whitley Cemetery. Oda Cherry passed away Saturday morning, June 4, 2005 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette. A native of Clay County, TN, he was the son of Sarah Ethel Cherry. He was married to the former Verda Gertrude Miller, who preceded him in death on April 12, 1987. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ina Whitley. He was a farmer. Survivors include devoted companion, Robbie Cherry and her children, Alice & William Cherry, all of Red Boiling Springs; nieces, Brenda (Keith) McDonald and Kathy (Robert) Birdwell, all of Lafayette, Glenda (Mark) Tirjan, Red Boiling Springs. Arrangements by Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Red Boiling Springs.
Mr. J. D. Clark, age 77, of Clark Hollow Road, Westmore-land, TN, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2005. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, 1:00 p.m. at Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. James Sadler and Bro. Guthrie Gregory officiating. Burial was in Rippy Cemetery. He was the son of the late Virgil Garland Clark and Lillie May Rippy. He was married to Dorothy Boren Clark of West-moreland, who survives. He was retired from Sumner County Highway Dept. Survivors besides his wife include two sons, Larry (Carolyn) Clark and Billy Clark, all of Westmoreland; a sister, Jewell Graves of Westmoreland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland was in charge of arrangements.
Cohen Denson, 61, of the Westside Community, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tennessee. The Macon County, Tennessee native was born Friday, October 8, 1943, a son of the late Hargis Denson and Rachel Williams Denson, and was a truck driver. On August 31, 1965, he was united in marriage to Linda Foree Denson. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Denson, of the Westside Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Randy McCormick, of Lafayette, TN; 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Raymond Crossfield and Melvin Denson, both of Lafayette, TN; Paul and Penny Denson, Clarksville, TN; Terry and Shanna Denson, of California; seven sisters, Frankie Foree, of Mississippi; Becky Saxton, Lebanon, TN; Ann Gregory, Corinne Wilder, and Zandael Coulter, all of Lafayette, TN; Ina Hoskins and Jewell Weems, both of Hendersonville, TN; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Cohen Denson were conducted at 3 PM Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with Rev. Eugene Keen officiating. Burial was in Millers Chapel Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN was in charge of arrangements
|Mary Kay Gammon, 56, of Lafayette, Tennessee,
passed away Friday, June 3, 2005 at The Palace in Red Boiling Springs,
Tennessee. The Ohio native was born Sunday, November 28, 1948, a daughter of
the late Louis Edward Scherer and Margaret Spalding Scherer, and was a
homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Gammon, of Lafayette,
TN; and a brother, Thomas E. Scherer, of Ohio. Funeral services for Mary Kay
Gammon were conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Alexander-Goad
Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Gammon officiating. Burial was in Maple Grove
Cemetery. Pallbearers were family and friends. Alexander-Goad Funeral
Home in Lafayette, TN was in charge of arrangements.
Maybelle Hayes, 84, of Cadiz, Kentucky, and formerly of Lafayette, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz. The Macon County, Tennessee native was born Sunday, August 22, 1920, a daughter of the late Joe Herald and Ada Walton Herald, and was a homemaker. She was married to the late Marvin Hayes. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jasper Joe and Doris Hayes, of Cadiz, Kentucky; and a grandson, Robin Joe Hayes. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Ray, Jimmy, Eugene, and Tom Herald, and sisters, Essie Mae Herald, Lorene Parker, and Carrie Casteel. Funeral services for Maybelle Hayes were conducted at 10 AM Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home with Eld. Barry Miller officiating. Burial was in Rocky Mound Cemetery. Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Holland, age 73, of the Bagdad Community in Smith County, was pronounced dead on arrival Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, 3:00 p.m. from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home conducted by Edward L. Anderson. Burial followed in Holland Family Cemetery in the Bagdad Community. He was born May 23, 1932,a son of the late Bud Chester Holland and Bebe Witcher Holland. A brother, Duard Holland, preceded him in death. He was a member of Bagdad Church of Christ. Surviving is a special friend and caregiver, Sue Angel, of Carthage; four children, Linda Norman and husband Mike of Phoenix, AZ, Janie Kirby and husband Ricky of the Defeated Creek Community, Glen Holland and wife Brenda of Gainesboro, Cynthia West and husband Richard of the Defeated Creek Community; sister, Dorothy Ragland of Gallatin; brother, Larry Holland and wife Linda of Goodlettsville; six grandchildren. Sanderson of Kempville, directors.