Death Notices

Monday, March 10, 2003 at 1:00am

Arnold, Thelma Prowell

HENDERSONVILLE - Thelma Prowell Arnold, 86, died March 8, 2003. Survivors include her husband, Clyde Arnold; daughters, Bettye Arnold and Joan (Robert) Ammons; brother, Charles (Dorothy) Prowell; sister, Betty Mayberry; and grandchildren, Jonathon Ammons and Ashley Ammons. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Phillips-Robinson Chapel, 257 W Main St., Hendersonville, with Bro. Keith Parker officiating. Family will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Prime Timers Bible School Class.

Phillips-Robinson Co.


Bennett, Catherine Hartley

FRANKLIN - Catherine Hartley Bennett, 91, died March 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Bennett; son, Joe Allen Bennett; and daughters, Estell Bruce Bennett and Lilla Mai Hughes. Survivors include her son, Robert "Greenie Bob" (Renie) Bennett; daughters, Betty Mai (Delbert) Martin, Dellie Mangrum, and Mattie Sue (James H.) Owen; brother, Albert Hartley; stepson, Logan (Mary Ethel) Veach; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Bro. John House and Bro. Don Burnett officiating. Interment will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are members of Cross Keys Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Cross Keys Baptist Church Building Fund.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home


Binkley, Cora Louise Brown

NASHVILLE - Cora Louise Brown Binkley, 96, died March 7, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie J. and Mary Wills Brown of Jordonia; husband, Richard "J.F." Binkley; infant daughter, Mary Louise Binkley; sisters, Annie Bailey, Mattie Louise Cantrell, Bessie Walkup and Nannie Jackson; brothers, Freeman, Frank D., Major and John Repsey Brown; and nephews, James R. Walkup and Morris J. Brown. Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Annie Lee Corlew of Madison and Sherry "Mrs. Manuel" Banajas of San Jose, Calif., who were especially encouraging to her. She cared for her family deeply, having opened her home to assist several of them in their final illnesses. Though she was blind, she had a vision and keen awareness of everything that happened around her. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today in Woodlawn Memory Gardens. Bro. Bill Bruce will officiate.

Buena Vista Funeral Home Inc.


Boothroyd, George M.

NASHVILLE - George M. Boothroyd died March 4, 2003. Survivors include his daughter, Terry L. Hines; sons, Malcomb L. and Mark S. Boothroyd; and brother, Keith Boothroyd. Mr. Boothroyd served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. A funeral service will be held 9 a.m. today in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Simple Tribute of Nashville


Glaus, Melissa B.

NASHVILLE - Melissa B. Glaus, 85, died March 6, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy J. Glaus; and daughter, Irene Glaus. Survivors include her son, Henry (Nancy) Glaus of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughters, Linda (David) Hagewood of Goodlettsville, and Patricia (Jerry) Simons of Pasadena, Texas; sisters, Annie Lou Johnson of Gallatin, Christine Nance of Mission, Texas; grandchildren, Keith (Christy) Hagewood, Joel Glaus, Matt Hagewood, Jennie (Keegan) Graham, and Melissa Simons; and great-grandchildren, Maria, Amanda, and Natalie Hagewood. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. today in Woodlawn Chapel of Roses with Tommy Hagewood and Ken Green officiating. Pallbearers are Bobby Johnson, H.T. Nance, Donald Nance, Keith Hagewood, Joel Glaus, Matthew Hagewood, and Keegan Graham. Honorary pallbearers are elders and deacons of Riverside Drive and Kemper Heights Churches of Christ. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Woodlawn Funeral Home


Heithcock, Opie Sawyer

FRANKLIN - Opie Sawyer Heithcock, 96, died March 8, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noble Franklin Heithcock; son, Clifton Heithcock; grandchildren, Keith Douglas Heithcock and Joseph Charles Heithcock; and great-grandchild, Bubba Hargrove. Survivors include her daughter, Nannie R. Polk of Franklin; sons, Clayton E. (Susie) Heithcock, and Melvin D. (Sara) Heithcock, both of Franklin; Murry D. (Mary Ellen) Heithcock of Brentwood; and Jimmy (Marita) Heithcock of Franklin, TN; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Jim Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Troy, Mark, James, Jeff, Milton and John Heithcock, Doris Hargrove and Ricky Lamb. Honorary pallbearers will be Doyl Beard, Mike Sledge, Melvin Gray, and Elbert and Billy Heithcock. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today.

Williamson Memorial Funeral Home


Kreitner, Albert Joseph 'Mickey'

NASHVILLE - Albert Joseph "Mickey" Kreitner died March 6, 2003, at Saint Thomas Hospital from complications of open-heart surgery. He was preceded in death by his son from a previous marriage, Lawrence Williams Kreitner; and his parents, Albert Joseph and Vera Lucille Kreitner. Survivors include his wife, Mary Edna Kreitner; his daughter from a previous marriage, Rebecca Kreitner; his brother-in-law, Bill "Dody" Belcher of Nashville; sister-in-law, Peggy Campagna of Phoenix, Ariz.; cousin, George "Bud" Kreitner of Gaylord, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kreitner was born Oct. 9, 1922. He graduated from Hume-Fogg High School in 1940. He was a batboy for the Nashville Vols. He went on to become a catcher for the Chicago Cubs. He played his first game on Sept. 28, 1943, and ended his career after the 1944 season due to an injury. Mr. Kreitner owned and operated several restaurants in the old Maxwell House Hotel on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street: The Court of Kings, The Luau, The Embers, Mickey's and Mickey's Jr., an oyster bar and delicatessen that opened only 11 days before the Christmas-night fire of the hotel in 1961. He also owned The Captain's Table in Printers Alley. He successfully owned and operated 39 different establishments in 43 years. In 1989, he sold his last place, The Captain's Table. Mr. Kreitner owned a farm on Old Harding Road in Bellevue, which he sold to developers three years ago. This farm became the Bellevue Highlands. In his honor, the developers named a street Kreitner Drive. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at the chapel of Spring Hill Funeral Home. James Edison will officiate. Pallbearers are Judge Randall Wyatt, Brent Willis, Frank Kelly, James Chick, Tommy Belcher, Mark Averbuch, Bill Belcher, and Will Cripps. Friends will serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, 67 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211, The Boy Scouts of America, 3414 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215, or to the charity of one's choice.

Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery


Lattimore, Frank

NASHVILLE - Frank Lattimore, 72, died March 6, 2003, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Survivors include his devoted wife, Willie Mae Lattimore; four stepsons, Leon (Betty), Charles, Calvin (Ovata) Evans and John (Skeet) Osborne; two stepdaughters, Ethel (Richard) Anderson and Shirley (James) Washington; sister-in-law, Nina Lattimore; two granddaughters, Wanda (Gerald) Ogelsby and Barbara Osborne; devoted niece, Evon Lattimore; devoted nephew, Larry Lattimore; devoted friends, Andrew Lee Franklin and Larry Trench; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will follow at Shiloh Interdemoniational Church, 1840 Haynes St., Nashville. The Rev. Harold Shannon will officiate. Interment will be in Vine Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hellum Funeral Home Inc.


Potts, Carl A.

NASHVILLE - Carl A. Potts, 71, died March 5, 2003. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia L. (Neil) Guttler; sister, Aundra Smith; nieces, Francine Duncan and Jacqueline Levine; and nephews, Todd Smith and Marty Levine. Mr. Potts played the mandolin in a bluegrass band during his youth. He received the National Defense Service Medal for his services as a radio-repairman in the Navy during the Korean War. A memorial service and entombment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pettus-Owen and Wood


Robinson, Leon 'Wytotsie'

NASHVILLE - Leon "Wytotsie" Robinson, 71, died March 4, 2003. Survivors include his daughter, Vanessa (Michael) Taylor of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Brandi; brother, James Robinson; sisters, Thelma Frierson and Velma (Earl) Turner; devoted aunt, Carrie English; uncle, Ed (Dimple) League of Carthage; devoted niece, Iris (William) Winters; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. The family offers special thanks to the doctors and staff of Centennial Medical Center Intensive Care Unit and Cumberland Manor Nursing Home. Interment will be 11 a.m. today in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Pegram.

Patton Brothers Funeral Directors


Rose, Lester James

NASHVILLE - Lester James Rose, 63, died March 6, 2003. Survivors include his son, Fred Rose of Nashville; daughter, Elaina Rose of Goodlettsville; mother, Hazel Rose, and sister, Eileen Rose, both of Nashville; granddaughter, Emily Rose of Goodlettsville; close friends, Jim and Kay, Dick and Diane Cathey, Tina and Roger Anderson, Valarie Johannson, Peggy Reed, and devoted friends at First American Bank. A memorial service will be conducted today at the Woodlawn Chapel of Roses with Bro. Ronald Creech officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service today.

Woodlawn Funeral Home


Schuil, Rembertus S.P.

FRANKLIN/NASHVILLE - Dr. Rembertus S.P. Schuil died March 2, 2003. Rem, a native of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a retired dentist from Nashville, died in Bell Buckle, Tenn. Survivors include his two children, Friesia of Bellevue and Remmie of Ojai, Calif; and two stepsons, Greg and David Keith of New Market, Ala., and his wife, Jennifer of Franklin. After retiring as a dentist, Dr. Schuil was employed by MTSU as special projects coordinator. In this position he worked on development of a fifth major airport in the United States that would also accommodate a high-speed passenger rail system providing service to 85 percent of the total U.S. population all within a 600-mile radius of Nashville. His commitment to this project continued until his death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Rem S.P. Schuil Memorial Fund at First Community Bank of Bedford County, P.0. Box 1027, Shelbyville, TN 37130. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129.

Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home


Simpson, Charlie B.

NASHVILLE - Charlie B. Simpson, 76, died March 5, 2003. Survivors include his brother, Horace Simpson; companion of 32 years, Lora Geraldine Boyd; and many other friends. A funeral service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. today. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Middle Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery, McCrory Lane.

Phillips-Robinson Co.


Todd, Sharon D.

NASHVILLE - Sharon D. Todd died March 8, 2003. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren and a brother. Survivors include her children, P.F.C. Deborah Hutchison, Keith and Ronnie Hutchison; mother and stepfather, Lee and Freed Goodwin; three sisters; and seven grandchildren. Remains will lie in state at First Apostolic Church from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. today, with the Revs. Billy D. Shoulders and Dee Jay Shoulders officiating. Interment will be in Harpeth Hills.

Eastland Funeral Home & Cremation Service


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