Death Notices

Monday, March 31, 2003 at 11:00pm

Bishop, Joy Saxon

SAVANNAH, GA. - Joy Saxon Bishop died March 29, 2003. She was born Dec. 18, 1925, in Columbus, Ga., the daughter of the late Louie and Hallie (Hallman) Saxon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Louie Bishop; and son, Bruce Bishop. Survivors include her children, Richard (Carlene) Bishop of Savannah, Ga., Barry (Mary Beth) Bishop of Cross Plains, Pamela Bishop of Knoxville, Peggy (Mark) Tidwell of Murfreesboro and Rebecca (James) Howarth; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; uncle, Hubert "Sixie" (Estelle) Hallman of Fort Valley, Ga.; aunt, Edna Page; and a host of friends, including dear friend of more than 60 years, Dean Clark. She attended secretarial school at Hume Fogg High School where she graduated in 1945. She worked as a legal secretary in Nashville for more than 40 years. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Samuel Watkins officiating. Interment will be in the Garden of The Last Supper in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Barry Bishop, C. Edward Fowlkes, Greg Cathey, Kim Willoughby, Mark Tidwell and James Howarth. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416; or the Anderson Cancer Center, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.

Brentwood Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home

373-3040

Campbell, James T. Sr.

PARSONS/NASHVILLE - James T. Campbell Sr., 81, died March 28, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Eva J. Campbell; children, Eva F. Weesner, Nellie Killion, Joyce Gray, Jannie Craig and James T. "Tommy" Jr., Danny, and Chester Campbell; brothers and sisters; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. today. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Woodlawn Funeral Home

383-4754

Exum, Robert G.

NASHVILLE - Robert G. Exum, 84, died March 28, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Martha Carey Exum; son, Ron (Gloria) Exum of Franklin; daughter, Sherrie (Jonathan) Blazer; grandchildren, Chris (Christy) Blazer and Ashley and Brandon Exum; great-grandchild, Rachel Blazer; and sisters, Mary Nell Exum and the late Ruth Carnes. Mr. Exum was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, founder of Southside Shrubbery Landscaping Co., past deacon of Vultee Church of Christ, and a member of Antioch Church of Christ. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. today in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Woodlawn Funeral Home

383-4754

Hester, Tommie Jr.

NASHVILLE - Tommie Hester Jr. died March 27, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommie Hester Sr. and Geraldine and Emmanuel Alexander. Survivors include his devoted wife, Elizabeth "Ibby" Willis Hester; daughters, Paula Smith (Oscar) Lavender, Roxie (William) Johnson Jr. and Darlene Patton; granddaughters, Jennifer Johnson, Alison Davis, Tammy West and Tejwani (Kenneth) Cain; great-granddaughter, Kaymi Butler; grandsons, Jason Johnson, Christopher Smith, Herman Jr. and Quinton Patton and Terence (Jamie) West; devoted cousins, Addie Lee Sloss and daughters, Barbara Sloss and Renee McEwen; devoted sister-in-law, Clara Stockard; extended family, the family of the late Bessie Dunn Hickman, the family of the late Charlie P. Kennedy Larkin, the Eddie Knight family, Nannie Parker Fort and LaFran Fort, Steve (Carolyn) and Shelby York, David (Blanchie) West, Paul (Cordelia) Wakefield, Sean (Kim) and Courtnay King; other relatives; and dear friends, Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church and Pleasant Green Baptist Church families. Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m. today at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church, 2334 Herman St. A funeral service will be conducted 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Daniel M. Hayes Sr. as senior pastor and Dr. Forrest Harris, the Rev. James Thomas, the Rev. Odie Hoover and James Larkin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be United Methodist Men, Quarterback Limited, Eddie Knight, W.C. Coleman, John James, Samuel Moorman, John Watkins, Teddy Lenox, Shannon Jones, Alvin Brown, Billy Kage and former baseball players. Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. Honorary floralbearers will be Casualette Social Club, Quarterette Social Club, Helen James, Ann Lenox and Myrna Dixon. Active floralbearers will be granddaughters and nieces. Final committal and interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Cemetery, family plot.

Davis Campbell McClain Directors

329-9700

Janes, Dorothy Ann 'Mimi'

BRENTWOOD - Dorothy Ann "Mimi" Janes, 78, died March 28, 2003. Survivors include her devoted husband of 59 years, Bill; son, Bill; daughters, Julie and Cyndy; son-in-law, Bob; daughter-in-law, Sukey; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday in Dallas. The family requests memorial gifts to Alive Hospice Inc., 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203; or the charity of choice.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel Directors

331-1952

Long, Ross Cummings

NASHVILLE - Ross Cummings Long died March 28, 2003. Survivors include his sister, Verna Bland Curley; brother, G.W. (Bill) Long, both of Franklin; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vonnie Long; and sister, Lucille Bland Grissim. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine services and a member of the 17th Street Christian Church, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. today with Tom Cook officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be James N. Long, Gregg Long, A.G. Kennedy, Harry Clark, Herchel Lannom, Leonard Wills, John H. Curly, John Donofiro and Sam Leftwich. Honorary pallbearers will be friends from the Donelson V.F.W. and the Donelson American Legion.

Broadway Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home

244-6480

McClure, Helen Whitehead 'MeMe'

NASHVILLE - Helen Whitehead "MeMe" McClure, 67, died March 30, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. and Cecil Whitehead; and brother, Melvin Whitehead. She and her husband owned La Fiesta Mexican Food Restaurant for more than 30 years. Survivors include husband of 49 years, Wayne McClure; daughters, Karen (Ricky Perrigo) McClure, Carolyn Huttinger, Kayla (Rob) Crigger and Karla (Mark) Ferryman; sisters, Ethel Brown and Sue (Gus) Trimble; brothers, Edward (Mary), Junior (Jeanine) and Audrey Whitehead; grandchildren, Jennifer Carmely, Chris and Robert Huttinger III, Justin and Dustin May, Jessie Crigger, Erica and Ashley Ferryman; great-grandchildren, Tylor Huttinger, Blake and Morgan Carmely and Kaylynne and Kristen Huttinger; sister-in-law, Sue Reeves; and brother-in-law, Larry Dailey. A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Rick Perrigo, Robert Crigger, Mark Ferryman, Robert Huttinger Jr. and grandsons. Donations may be made to the Emphysema Foundation. Visitation with the family will be 3-8 p.m. today.

Hermitage Funeral Home

889-0361

Minton, Catherine Payne

NASHVILLE - Catherine Payne Minton, 79, died March 31, 2003. Survivors include her sons, Robert S. (Theres) Jr., John D. (Cookie) and George D. (Donna) Minton; sister, Carolyn P. (Fred) Medwedeff; brother, George G. (Helen) Payne Jr., six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Monsignor James R. Hitchcock officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 4-8 p.m. today.

Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home

327-1111

Ovalle, Valentina H.

NASHVILLE - Valentina H. Ovalle, 94, died March 28, 2003. She was the widow of Cleofas Ovalle. Survivors include her granddaughters, Victoria Gandara Hinson and Valentina Gandara; and daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Gandara. A prayer service will be held 2 p.m. today.

Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home

327-1111

Patton, Joanna 'Nanny' 'Mutt'

NASHVILLE - Joanna "Nanny" "Mutt" Patton, 88, died March 26, 2003. Survivors include her children, Anna Marie Phillips, Leonard Robertson Hunter and Norman Joseph (Rosalyn) Hunter, all of Prairie View, Texas; three stepchildren; devoted stepson, George (Willie Mae) McLaurine, Rosetta McLaurine and Mary Nunnelly; devoted granddaughter, Pamela (Anthony) Drumwright; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; devoted nieces, Edna Mae (the Rev. Walter Corder), Joann Robertson and Vera J. Coleman; devoted nephew, Edward (Marrion) Robertson; and a host of other relatives and friends. Interment will be 11 a.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery.

Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.

726-1476

Peterson, Mark F.

ANTIOCH - Mark F. Peterson, 60, died March 28, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Carol Peterson; stepchildren, Dianna Gagner, Donald Sturm and David Sturm; four step-grandchildren; and brothers, Myron and David Peterson. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Eastwood Baptist Church, 1229 McGavock Pike. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Buddy Jarrell officiating. Interment will be in Minnesota.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel

331-1952

Scurlock, Colleen Marie

NASHVILLE - Colleen Marie Scurlock, 71, died March 30, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton "Gene" Scurlock. Survivors include her sons, Johnny and Jason Scurlock; daughters, Vonda Scurlock, Kay Barnes, Renee Tice and Tonya Weatherly; sister, Mai Malpass; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted 11:30 a.m. today with Brother Tracy Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home

262-3312

Steele, James Thomas

HENDERSONVILLE - James Thomas Steele, 72, died March 30, 2003. Survivors include his sons, Bill and Jim Steele; daughter, Missy Pepper; brother, Jeff Steele; sisters, Mallie Gregory and Clara Weems; nieces, Diane McClurkan and Chris Collie; nephews, J.R. and Charles Meador and Donald Vaughan; and several other nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. today with Russell Lindsey officiating. Interment will be in Gallatin City Cemetery.

Hendersonville Funeral Home

824-3855

Swann, Hal Rufus Jr.

NASHVILLE - Hal Rufus Swann Jr., 84, died March 28, 2003. He was a cemetery designer and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge No. 732 F&AM and Al Menah Shrine Temple. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. A private family graveside service was held in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Survivors include his wife, Margaret C. Swann; daughters, Susan (William P.) Sutherland and Laura (Philip) Hans of Tomball, Texas; son, H. Mark (Reba) Swann of Port Royal; sister, Richard Hill; and six grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Shrine's Hospital, c/o Al Menah Shrine Temple, 1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN 37207.

Marshall Donnelly Combs

327-1111

Tucker, Ruby Lee

NASHVILLE - Ruby Lee Tucker died March 27, 2003. Survivors include her sons, David, Robert, Larry and Kenny Tucker; daughters, Gloria, Cynthia and Angela Tucker of Nashville, Ava (Charles) Anderson of Florence, Ala., Janie (Herbert) Fuqua; devoted granddaughter, Tiffany Tucker; brothers, Neal (Efelena) Smith of Florence, Ala., Mackcene (Rosa) Smith of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; sisters, Lucy Ann Brown of Oxford, Ohio, Helen (Collins) Walker of Akron, Ohio, Bertha Gadd and Mattie King of Sheffield, Ala.; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Interment will be 11 a.m. today in Greenwood Cemetery.

Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.

726-1476

Williams, Thelma J. Kinnard

NASHVILLE - Thelma J. Kinnard Williams, 82, died March 25, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Howard Williams Jr. Survivors include her sons, Charles Sr., Stanley and Michael Kinnard Sr.; stepdaughter, Valiria Williams; devoted sister-in-law, Kazuko Buchanan of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Gloria (Lorenzy) Snell and Josephine Williams; brother-in-law, Charles (Sallie), Shearon and Roger (Gloria) Williams; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted noon today with the Rev. Jay Williams officiating. Interment will be in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

William Gunter & Sons Funeral Directors Inc.

329-4301

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