Mrs. L.B. Potts
SANTA FE - Mrs. Ruth Mai Gossett Potts, 85, widow of L.B. Potts, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at her residence on Dog Creek Road in the Santa Fe Community.
Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Elmore Nazarene Church with the Rev. Ronnie Johnson, the Rev. Howard Alexander and the Rev. Gary Fewell officiating. Burial will be in the Potts Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at the church. Notes of sympathy may be sent to www.oakesandnichols.com.
The Hickman County native was the daughter of the late John A. Gossett and Ella Gray Gossett and a member of the Elmore Nazarene Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Helen (William B.) Malugin of Santa Fe, Daisy (Fred) McCord of Santa Fe, Patsy (Austin) Moss of Primm Springs, Jewell (Kenneth) Webb of Santa Fe and Evelyn (James) Black of Duck River; four sons, Wallace Potts of Hillsboro, Roy (Melvie) Potts of Santa Fe, Mac (Shirley) Potts of Theta and Emerson (Paulette) Potts of Water Valley; a stepson, James Potts; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Rachel Massey.
She was preceded in death by two stepdaughters, Della Adkisson and Gladys Brooks; and a son, Ollice Potts.
Family members will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are members of Elmore Nazarene Church.
MT. PLEASANT - Annie Malinda Mayes, 76, of Mt. Pleasant died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ironside Tabernacle in Mt. Pleasant with the Rev. Leland Webster officiating.
Burial will be in Shilo Cemetery.
The Maury County native was the daughter of the late Rogers and Curtie Smith. She was an active member of the West Point Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clark Mayes Jr.; and brothers Charles, Baker, Harry, and Fuzell Fleming and Jerry Smith.
Survivors include a son, Jackie Mayes of Mt. Pleasant; daughters, Karen Lockridge of Columbia, Lavonne Mayes of Mt. Pleasant and Shela Shyes of Atlanta, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.
Mrs. Teresa Ann Connelly Cowley
Mrs. Teresa Ann Connelly Cowley, 49, a resident of Stillcorn Ridge Road in Columbia , died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Services for Mrs. Cowley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams Funeral Home in Columbia with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Entombment will be in the Polk Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will visit with friends from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Edna Cicely King Coleman of Nashville and the late James Daniel Connelly. She was of the Catholic Faith.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Leigh Ann (Clint) Cowley of Columbia and Angela Danielle Chambley and fiancEe, Edward Michael Shea, of Nashville; nine-year companion, Everette Cowley of Columbia; two granddaughters, Megan Ann Cowley and Catherine Murann Cowley, both of Columbia; three grandsons, Everette Murray Cowley III and Clark James Cowley, both of Columbia, and Leon Charles Chambley III of Nashville; a sister, Sharon Hutton Walters of Orlando, Fla.; and two brothers, James Daniel Connelly of Nashville and Robert Shawn Connelly of Montgomery, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Clint Cowley, Matt Cowley, Jason Connelly, Charlton Hutton, Michael Shea, Bob Walters, Tim Hillier and Troy Smith.
John Wilburn Schwendimann
HOHENWALD - John Wilburn Schwendimann, 67, of Hohenwald, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lewis County Memorial Gardens with Steve Sonoda officiating.
A native of Memphis, he was the son of the late Julius Hans Schwendimann and Lemma Elizabeth (Hickerson) Schwendimann. He was a plant assigner for BellSouth.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Sue (Poindexter) Schwendimann of Hohenwald; a brother, Thomas Paul Schwendimann of Memphis; and sisters, Elizabeth Ann Powell and Gloria Jean Schwendimann, both of Memphis.
McDonald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CHAPEL HILL - Dennis Huff Scott, 78, of the Farmington Community, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in Lewisburg after an extended illness.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev Larry Chatman officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday at Lawrence Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Moore Cemetery in Rally Hill.
The son of the late Walter Young and Jonella Huff Scott, he was a musician, playing guitar banjo and fiddle. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in Germany.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Cecil Scott; and a granddaughter, Brandie Scott.
He is survived by his wife, Nell Scott; a son, Franky Scott of Chapel Hill; daughters, Patricia Liggett of Chapel Hill, Debbie Watson of Columbia and Sandra Gilbert of Chapel Hill; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Claude B. Shirley, Jr.
Claude B. Shirley, Jr., 61, of Lewisburg, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Marshall Medical Center.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at London Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. and until the funeral hour Tuesday. Burial will be in Temple Cemetery.
The Marshall County native was the son of the late Claude and Wilma Alexander Shirley, Sr. He was a retired truck driver for Dalton Lumber Co. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pam Isley Shirley of Lewisburg; a daughter, Lisa Scarbough of Lewisburg; brothers, Randall Shirley of Lewisburg, Morris Shirley and Donald Shirley, both of Farmington; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Edith Andrews
Mrs. Edith Maxine Decker Andrews, 75, resident of Highway 166 North in Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, August 1, 2004, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Services for Mrs. Andrews will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Williams Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with the Rev. Gilley Andrews and Johnny Parrish officiating. Burial will be in the Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The Bronx, New York native was the daughter of the late William and Mazie Wilson Decker. She was the wife of Thomas Harris Andrews of Mt. Pleasant. While serving in the United States Air Force, she was an operator in telecommunications at the Pentagon. Mrs. Andrews was a former employee of the Bank of Manhattan in Manhattan, New York. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Linda Singh, Cathy (James) Siegel and Debbie Moore, all of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Lorraine Liggio of Hollywood, Fla.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, James Andrews who died in September of 2002; a sister, Dottie Zapka.
Pallbearers will be Jim Siegel, Bob Voorhees, Forrest Voorhees, Thomas Vaughn, Joe Webb and David Cox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Parrish, Dr. Gibran Naddy & Staff, Dr. James Lancaster & Staff and Gilley Andrews.
Grady 'Bill' Chapman
Grady "Bill" Chapman, 78, of Pulaski, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at National Health Care of Pulaski.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
The Giles County native was the retired owner of Bill's Western Ware Store and the son of the late Grady H. and Hattie White Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Larry and Gary Chapman; and a sister, Sue Krupp.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Chapman; brothers, Gene Chapman of Pulaski and Nelson Chapman of Nashville; and a grandson.
Marie Harvill, 78, of Centerville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Hickman Community Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home with Bill McDonald officiating. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Charles Nickell Cemetery.
She was the daughter of the late Jennie May Nicks and George Rochelle. She was a retired phone operator.
Survivors include her husband, T.E. Harvill of Centerville; son, Thomas Harvill of Centerville; daughter, Janet Hutchison of Centerville; brother, Joseph Rochelle of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Donnell Smith of Hohenwald and Elise McCoy of Nunnelly; and a grandson.
Stephen Stepp, 61, of Lawrenceburg, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at his residence.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Mickey Brackin officiating. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home. Internment will be in the Mays Cemetery.
The Indiana native was the son of George W. and Aleda Gene Millikan Stepp. He was the husband of Elsie Marie Kerr Stepp. He was a member of the Mars Hill Baptist Church and Crossroads of Dixie Antique Tractor Club.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife, Elsie Marie Kerr Stepp of Lawrenceburg; daughters, Genia Stuart and Brenda Timmons, both of Lebanon; step-son, Geoffrey Louis of Culleoka; brother, Robert Lee Stepp of Leoma; and two grandchildren.
Edward J. Bock, 87, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in Ladue, Mo.
The former Columbia resident retired in 1972 as president and CEO of Monsanto Chemical Co. as the son of the son Maude and Edward Bock. He graduated from Iowa State University and played football for the Iowa State Cyclones and earned All-American Guard in 1938. He earned a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years; children, Barbara, Edward III, Nancy Percy and Roger; sister, Thelia Jacox of Fort Dodge, Idaho; and four grandchildren.
Iva Virginia Creecy Jett, 89, died Sunday, August 1, 2004, at NHC Hillview Healthcare.
Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornersville Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday until 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Beechwood Cemetery.
The Giles County native was the daughter of the late Joe and Sadie Taylor Creecy and a She was a homemaker and member of the Cornersville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Rice Jett.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Cole of Lewisburg; son, Travis Jett of Columbia; son, Gary Jett of Cookeville; sister, Bessie Alexander of Pulaski; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Elaine Ann Erickson Lester, 43, of Summertown, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Maury Regional Hospital.
Services will be conducted at 5 p.m. Thursday at Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home with David Lunsford officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Ethridge.
She was the daughter of Lawrence E. and Mary Amanda Coleman Erickson. She had formerly lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was a homemaker and member of the Summertown United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Tiffany Ashton Lester of Summertown; and a sister, Linda Marie Butts of Clarksville.