Death Notices

Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 1:00am

Allen, Paulette Wright

CARTHAGE - Paulette Wright Allen, 58, died March 21, 2003. Survivors include her husband, James Allen; sons, Herod (Tracy) Wright and Spencer Nichols; father, Joe Nichols, all of Riddleton; brother, Willie (Maria) of New Jersey, Sammy (Linda) of Florida, James (Vanetta) Norris of Omaha and George Nichols of Riddleton; mother-in-law, Sarah Wright of Hartsville; grandchildren, Holly Scott, Kinsley King, and James and Makayla Wright; and nieces, Monica and Jackie Nichols. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Robert Coleman and the Rev. Everett Jenkins officiating. Pallbearers will be Chad Brown, Preston and Clifton Carter, Tony Whitaker, John Hammock and Stephen Young. Interment will be in Rockvale Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today.

Sanderson of Carthage


Baumgardner, Ruth

ASHLAND CITY - Ruth Baumgardner died March 23, 2003. Ms. Baumgardner was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Baumardner Sr. Survivors include her sons, Melvin "Mel" Baumgardner Jr. of Chattanooga and John "J.T." Baumgardner of Nashville; grandchildren, Joey Baumgardner of Chattanooga and Alaina, Michelle, Bonnie and Adam Baumgardner of Nashville; and brother, John South of Ashville, N.C. A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheatham County Health Service Center, 2501 River Road, Ashland City TN 37015.

Broadway Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Burgeson, John Edward

NASHVILLE - John Edward Burgeson, 37, died March 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Lewis Burgeson. Survivors include his parents, Robert and Caroline Burgeson; and brothers, Jim and Robert C. Burgeson Jr. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today with the Rev. Michael O'Bannon officiating. Visitation will follow the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Nashville Humane Association, 112 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37205; or to The Salvation Army, 200 Main St., Nashville, TN 37213.

Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home


Coile, Henry Padgett

NASHVILLE - Henry Padgett Coile, 81, died March 20, 2003, at St. Thomas Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months. Survivors include his son, Henry Padgett Coile Jr.; daughters, Sherry Broome (Chip) and Melinda Jean Coile of Aspen, Colo.; and stepdaughter, Gloria Jean Adkisson. He was born in Biloxi, Miss., in 1921, and came to Nashville in 1929. He received his elementary education at Clemons and Ransom in Nashville. He graduated from Peabody Demonstration School in 1938, M.B.A. in 1939 and Vanderbilt University in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a radio operator and gunner on a B-17 bomber. While he was stationed in England, he completed 10 missions over Germany. Discharged in November 1945 shortly after the end of World War II, he returned to Nashville and went to work for his father at The Wilson Coile Tire and Battery Co. He worked there until 1969, when the business was liquidated. During the next 17 years, he stayed in the tire business and worked for several years at Ed Hiestand Tire and Recycle Co., Tire Recappers of Nashville and Acuff Tire Co. He retired from Acuff Tire Co. in September 1986. Since his retirement he had lived at the Leah Rose Apartments for Senior Citizens. Mr. Coile donated his body to Vanderbilt Medical Center. At his request, there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Cwichon, Michael A.

NASHVILLE - Michael A. Cwichon, 90, died March 23, 2002. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Cwichon. Survivors include his daughter, Ann (Dan) Singelyn of Nashville; son, Michael (Karen) Cwichon of Fox River Grove, Ill.; grandchildren, Dan (Elizabeth), Kristine, and Thomas Singelyn, Michael Cwichon, Jenny (Brian) Buchalo, Megan (Shae) Norwick; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph P. Breen as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to the Ladies of Charity or St. Edward Catholic School. Visitation with the family will be held 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The rosary will be said 8 p.m. today.

Marshall Donnelly Combs


Dean, Christopher

NASHVILLE - Christopher Dean died March 20, 2003. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas A. and Finis A. Dean Jr. Survivors include his mother, Ernestine Dean; father, Finis A. Dean Sr.; sister, Carolyn (Dean) Jackman; brothers, James (Elizabeth) and Wade (Pam) Dean; children, Christopher Woodson Jr., Nakeita Woodson and Marqueq Crenshaw; devoted friend, Roricea Gooch; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Interment will be at 10 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery.

Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.


Jones, Beatrice

NASHVILLE - Beatrice Jones died March 19, 2003. Survivors include her sons, Michael and Eddie (Acquenetta) Tardy; daughter, Latanya Jones; grandchildren, Charles, James, Danielle, Kevin, Keith, Anthony, Eddie, Quanisha and Michael; 14 great-grandchildren; cousins, Robert (Ionie) Douglas of Detroit and Michael Douglas; goddaughters, Angela (Orlando) Turntine and Kristy (Fred) Prather; and god-grandson, Chazz. Interment will be 11 a.m. today in Nashville National Cemetery.

Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.


Kirkpatrick, Susan Winchester Caffery

NASHVILLE - Susan Winchester Caffery Kirkpatrick, 79, died March 18, 2003. She was the widow of the late Milton E. Kirkpatrick Jr. A memorial service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2003, at St. George's Episcopal Church. Visitation with family members will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Hampton Hall in St. George's Church. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was a devoted member of St. George's Episcopal Church. She served on the altar guild and the St. Francis Chapter, Daughters of the King since 1974. She also served as president of the South Carolina Federation of Republican Women and Party Advisory Board. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for 40 years. In addition, she was a member of the Tennessee Society of the U.S. Daughters of 1812 and the National Society of Southern Dames of America. Survivors include her sons, Michael E., Timothy B. and Mark H. Kirkpatrick; daughters, Candace Kirkpatrick and Trina Shelton; and 12 loving grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cragfont Cemetery Fund, 200 Cragfont Road, Castalian Springs, TN 37031.

A Simple Tribute


Knott, Annette

OLD HICKORY - Annette Knott, 87, died March 20, 2003. Mrs. Knott was a member of the First Baptist Church Old Hickory for more than 55 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Knott. Survivors include her daughters, Katina Knott, Mary (Emerson) Wiles and Malissa (Jim) Fuqua; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, Old Hickory, with Brother Judd Hayes, Brother Norris Hite and Brother Emerson Wiles officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty, Tenn. Grandsons and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Esther Sunday School Class. Visitation with the family will be held from 10-11 a.m. today at Old Hickory First Baptist Church.

Hermitage Funeral Home


Riggins, Joel N.

CLARKSVILLE - Joel N. Riggins, 74, died March 21, 2003. He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Clarksville to the late Wesley and Excell Loggins Riggins. Mr. Riggins was a retired production manager for Trane Co. He was a member of the St. Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Walker Riggins of Clarksville; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Anna Suell of Clarksville; brothers, Wesley Riggins of Huntsville, Howell (Janet) Riggins of Greensboro, N.C.; sisters, Marie Riggins of Clarksville and Susan (Charles) King of Decatur; grandson, David Suell of Clarksville; and three nieces and five nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today with the Rev. George Gracey officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. today.

Robertson County Funeral Home


Rogers, Emmanuel Sr.

NASHVILLE - Emmanuel Rogers Sr., 45, died March 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his father, John Rogers Sr. Survivors include his loving mother, Margaret Rogers; daughters, Aquanya McClain and Essence Martin; sons, Emmanuel Rogers Jr. and Cedric Burleson; sisters, Sheila (William) Johnson and Teresa (Carlton) Waller; brothers, John (Glenda) Rogers, Allen Rogers, Terry (Adrina) Easley and Timothy Easley; aunts, Izora Cooper of Nashville and Fannie Bigham of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; 15 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and several devoted friends. Interment will be 11 a.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery.

Patton Brothers Funeral Directors


Stafford, Jewel Jenkins

NASHVILLE - Jewel Jenkins Stafford died March 22, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Oneal Stafford. Survivors include his sons, Jim Stafford and John Stafford; and grandchildren, Ann Thurman, Mark Stafford, Noah Stafford. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Chapel. Visitation will be held noon-1 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to March of Dimes or The Arthritis Foundation.

Brentwood Chapel of Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Vaughn, Martha J.

NASHVILLE - Martha J. Vaughn, 76, died March 20, 2003. Survivors include her devoted children, Peggy (Clifton) Gooch, William Vaughn and former daughter-in-law, Patricia Holland; sister, Alene (Charles) Spann; brother, John (Margaret) Foster; grandchildren, Reginald (Dionne) Gooch, Regina (Thomas) Sheffield and Pamela and William Vaughn II; great-grandchildren, Reginald and Kiara Gooch, Aliyah and Eryne Sheffield and Janiya Sharfner; cousins, Lorene Tucker and Mary Johnson; devoted friends, Willie Bell Evans, Annie Jordan, Dorothy Waters, Minnie Jones, Mary Elizabeth Green, William Martin, the Rev. David (Gracie) Vaughn, Vinia Foster and Louise Woodard; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Interment will be 10 a.m. today in Nashville National Cemetery.

Johnson's House of Atena


Wright, Meaghan

NASHVILLE - Meaghan Wright, 40, died March 2, 2003. She lost her 12-year struggle with Hodgkin's disease in Seattle. Ms. Wright was born Aug. 16, 1962, in Salt Lake City to Robert L. Wright Jr. and Camille Ewing. She received her bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University and her master's degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. She worked as the assistant vice president of marketing development at Nashville-based Symbion Physician Services. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Julie Wright. Survivors include her sisters, Kathie Thomas (Bill), Laurie Ann Wright and Nicole Temple; niece and nephew, Kesia Cutlip and Jaron Wright; stepbrother and stepsisters, Robbie Wright, Bobbilynn Williams (Tim) and Andrea Wright; stepfather, "Bud" Temple; and Theresa Morris. Memorial and Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, March 29, 2003, in Salt Lake City, and at 2 p.m. April 13, 2003, in Cheekwood's Botanic Hall, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tennessee Chapter, 446 Metroplex Drive, Suite A-200, Nashville, TN 37211-3139.

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