Death Notices

Monday, July 7, 2003 at 1:00am

Ashburn, Rosemarie Ann

GOODLETTSVILLE - Rosemarie Ann Ashburn, 65, died July 2, 2003. Survivors include her daughters, Janice (Jimmy) Gardner, Judy Stubblefield, Jeanette (James) (Moe) McCord; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Peter Dinkel. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery


Cutrell, Nellie Loree

NASHVILLE - Nellie Loree Cutrell, 94, died July 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Cutrell; and brother, Felix Johnson. Survivors include her sons, Milton (Carolyn) Cutrell and Donald (Juanita) Cutrell; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; brothers, Luther and Johnnie Johnson; sister, Velma Lindsey; and half-sister, Lois Clemons of Phoenix. The Rev. James Rose officiated the service. Memorial contributions are requested to the Future Park Development Fund at Madison Health Care and Rehab, 431 Larkin Springs Road, Madison, TN 37115.

Phillips-Robinson Co.


Davis, Benson Wesley Jr.

NASHVILLE - Benson Wesley Davis Jr., 77, died July 3, 2003. He was born April 23, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benson W. and Madeline Ann Davis; sister, Mary Charlotte Bennett; and daughter, Shirley Ann Davis. Survivors include children, Tony (Carole) Davis, Linda (Gary) Donnelly, Diane (Wayne) Jones and Mary Charlotte (Rick) Bundy; brothers, Ed Davis and Richard Davis; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II aboard three ships, the U.S.S. Essex, Prairie and the Mt. Baker. He also served with Underwater Demolition Team No. 13. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Calvary Cemetery with the Rev. Paul St. Charles officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Pet Francescon, Mike Sexton, Bill Morgan, Rubin Brinton and Sam Francescon. Active pallbearers are his grandsons. Memorials may be made to the Jessica Donnelly Medical Fund, c/o Suntrust Bank, Bellvue, Tenn.

Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home


Hunt, Christine

PLEASANT VIEW - Christine Hunt died July 1, 2003, at Centennial Medical Center. She was born March 8, 1926. She was preceded in death by her son, Steve Kelly Hunt; and her parents, Eugene and Ethel Kelly. Survivors include her husband, Harry Hunt; daughter, Marsha J. Hunt of Pleasant View; brother, Elmer Kelley of Williamsport; sisters, Adell Cates of Columbia, Tenn., Mary Westmorland of Primm Spring, Tenn., and Louise Beasley of Tyler, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Charles Walker officiated the memorial service. Interment was in United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pleasant View.

Cheatham County Funeral Home


Kornman, Elsie Brooks

NASHVILLE - Elsie Brooks Kornman, 91, died July 3, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex Kornman; parents, Louis H. and Rachel Brooks; sister, Nettie Brooks Strauch (Morris); and brother, Boris J. Brooks. Survivors include her daughter, Cam Kornman of New York; son, Dr. Robin Kornman of Milwaukee; sister, Louis Brooks Katzman; brother, Louis H. Brooks Jr., both of Nashville; brother Joe Brooks (Francis) of Newport News, Va.; sisters-in-law, Ray Kornman and Jeane A. Brooks, both of Nashville, and Jeanette Kornman of New Orleans; and several nieces and nephews. She was born in Russia and came to this country as an infant. She attended Peabody Demonstration School, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Middle Tennessee State University. She worked as a social worker at Travelers Aid in Nashville and later spent many years of her married life in New Orleans. She was a member of West End Synagogue and Jewish Community Center. She was a patron of the arts an enthusiastic supporter of the Nashville Symphony and Vanderbilt football and basketball teams. She will be remembered most for her devotion to her family and her loyalty and generosity to her many friends from every walk of life. A graveside service was held in West End Synagogue Cemetery with Rabbi Ronald Roth officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Hank Brooks Campership Fund, c/o the Temple, 5015 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205; or the charity of choice.

Marshall Donnelly Combs


McCracken, Robert L.

NASHVILLE - Dr. Robert L. McCracken, 91, died July 2, 2003, at Richland Place. He was born in Cameron, W.Va., May 22, 1912. He attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, where he received his bachelor's degree. He graduated from Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 1943. Upon completing a year of residency in thoracic surgery at Bellevue Hospital in New York, Dr. McCracken returned to Nashville and became assistant superintendent and chief of surgery at Davidson County Tuberculosis Hospital. Dr. McCracken served as the chief of surgery of the Middle Tennessee Chest Disease Hospital. Subsequently, he served as president of the medical staff of St. Thomas Hospital and as chief of staff at Baptist Hospital. He served on the clinical faculty of Vanderbilt School of Medicine as associate clinical professor. He was chairman of the board of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, and was a member of the Tennessee medical Association, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, the Nashville Surgical Society and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He was fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a founding member of The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. He has served on the board of directors of both the Davidson County Anti-Tuberculosis Association and the Davidson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billye Newman McCracken; father, Jesse L. McCracken; and mother, Ruth Henderson McCracken. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mary Addison Newman Hackett; niece, Mary Addison Konicek (Matthew); cousins, Peggy Newman Goodwin and Warren Newman Goodwin (Dana). A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today. Visitation with the family will be held from 10-11 a.m. today. Pallbearers will be Warren Newman Goodwin, Warren Cameron Goodwin, Dr. Malcolm Lewis, Matthew Konicek and Tom DeJarnette. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Coles, Dr. Ed Hanes, Dr. John Tudor and Harry Stewart. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the American Lung Association.

Broadway Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Millinger, Helen Guthoerl

NASHVILLE - Helen Guthoerl Millinger, 78, died June 30, 2003. She was born Sept. 20, 1924. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, George; six children, MaryJo Meakin of Franklin, Theresa Hurd and Connie Eskesen of Akron, Ohio, Margaret Crane of Murfreeesboro and Debbie Todd of Brentwood. She was preceded in death by her son, Bill Guthoerl of Antioch; stepson, Bruce Millinger of Kansas City, Mo.; stepdaughter, Elaine Hegger of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters; and a brother. She donated her body to Vanderbilt University Medical School. Donations may be sent to St. Edwards School Fund, 188 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211.

Swaw, Robert Lee

CHARLOTTE - Robert Lee Swaw, 51, died July 1, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Alfred and Margaret Cathey Swaw; and brothers Ronnie and Neil Swaw. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Swaw of Charlotte; daughter, Stacy Thomas of Dickson; brothers, Billy and Terry Swaw of White Bluff; sisters, Wanda Sue Wiggins, Peggy Spann and Carol Swaw, all of White Bluff, Betty Kay Edwards of Dickson, Rose Swaw of Nunnelly and Kathy Goosetree of Portland; and grandchildren, Kelsey, Hannah and Zackery Cantrell of Dickson. Brother Donnie Hutcheson officiated the service. Interment was in Williams Cemetery.

Dickson Funeral Home


Thomas, John Edward 'Ed'

DICKSON - John Edward "Ed" Thomas, 67, died July 2, 2003, at his home. He was the son of the late Paul and Lucille Lunn Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a golf course construction engineer and owner of Thomas Construction Co. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Thomas of Dickson; daughters, Diane (Don) Reeder of Dickson and Dawn (Mike) Street of Williamsport; sister, Norma (James) Anderson of Dickson; grandsons, Daniel Beaird, Derrick Beaird, Michael Street and Jeb Reeder; and granddaughters, Jennifer Street, Erica Street and Sarah Street. Brother Dwayne Hinson officiated the memorial service. For those desiring, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association for the study of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Interment was in Parker-Fowlkes Cemetery.

Taylor Funeral Home


Threat, Nicolette 'Nikki'

NASHVILLE - Nicolette "Nikki" Threat, 18, died June 29, 2003, at her residence. Survivors include her mother, Audrey McClain Elliott; stepfather, Larry Elliott; father, Kenneth Threat; grandmothers, Dorothy McClain and Helen Coleman; sisters, Tianna and Malisa Onyebuagu; aunts, Shirley (Joseph) Johnson and Sharon McClain; uncles, Clifford (Teresa) McClain Jr. of Shelbyville and Tyrone Elliott; nieces, Zekeijha, Alexandria, Myiah and Alisa; nephews, Kenneth, Anthony and D.J.; and cousins, Anthony, Antjuan, Jannetta, L'Qisha, Tiffany, Kimberly and Orlando. Special recognition is given to Edith and Robert Roberts, Betty and Calvin Hardison, Nicholas Ursery, Dedricka Gilcrese, Sherrie Booker, Clarice Thompson, Kawanna McBride, Brown Bowl; and other relatives and friends. A funeral service was previously held with the Rev. James King Sr. as pastor and the Rev. Ricky Waller as eulogist. Committal and interment was in the Garden of Peace, Family Plot, Greenwood Cemetery.

Davis Campbell McClain Directors


Turner, William John 'Bill'

ANTIOCH - William John "Bill" Turner, 69, died July 2, 2003. Mr. Turner retired from South Central Bell after 38 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Turner; and sons, Johnny (Janie) Turner and Billy Turner. A funeral service was previously conducted with the Rev. Phillip Barnett officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Mark Turner, Steve Turner, David Turner, David Brown, Daniel Earls and Matthew Earls. Honorary pallbearers were Hoy Stephenson's Sunday School Class.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel


Walker, Cecil Jerome

PLEASANT VIEW - Cecil Jerome Walker, 91, died July 1, 2003. A funeral service was previously held. Survivors include his son, Billy B. Walker; daughter, Sue W. Dayton; grandchildren, Kevin L. Walker, Michael D. Walker, Shannon Teague and Christy Braden; and nine great-grandchildren.

Austin & Bell Funeral Home


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