Death Notices

Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 1:00am

Daugherty, Joseph A. 'Joe'

NASHVILLE - Joseph A. "Joe" Daugherty, 73, died July 14, 2003, after a long illness. He was a Nashville businessman and real estate entrepreneur. Survivors include his wife, Connie Rottero Daugherty; sons, Shaun, Kevin and Brian D. Angel, Colleen D. (Johnny) Giansante and Tracy D. Caldwell; 14 grandchildren; great-grandson; brothers, Dr. Philip V. Daugherty and Louis (Mary Ann) Daugherty; and sister, Mary D. Holmes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent J. and Albertine Breton Daugherty; wife, Patricia McWane Daugherty; son, Terrance Daugherty; sisters, Philomena D. Long, Anne D. Brew, Virginia D. Wadel and Ellen D. Coode. He was a graduate of Father Ryan High School and Peabody College. He served in the U.S. Air Force and taught astrological surveying at Fort Belvoir, Va. He owned and managed the southeast region of HDP Inc. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Jeremy Daugherty, Angelo and Joe Giansante, Daniel and David Angel, and David Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers will be business associates, James Talley, Eugene Rottero (deceased), Andrew Schookhoff, John Brittle, Mark Sanders, Dave Vernich, Steve Mook, Alan Saturn, Charles Patrick Flynn, Michale Radford, Gerald Neenan, Ted Weiss and Steve Sadler; and Clinton Thompson, Robert Fischer, Carol Vanheltebrake, Larry Leftwich, Patricia Whitaker and Charlie Davidson. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at Christ The King Church with the Rev. James Mallet as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Christ The King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd.; or Sisters of Mercy, 2629 Pennington Bend Drive, Nashville, TN 37214.

Marshall Donnelly Combs


Galloway, Virginia Erisman

BRENTWOOD - Virginia Erisman Galloway, 84, died July 12, 2003. She was a former resident of Paris, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Galloway; son, Robert E. Galloway; and sister, Maxine Harrison. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara J. Galloway; daughter-in-law, Minnie Galloway; granddaughters, Melissa Winnick, Kara Galloway and Melissa Eller; grandson, Jeffrey Galloway; five great-grandchildren; niece, Judy Jouglet; and nephew, Dale Harrison. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Graceland-Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to The Residence at Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.

Brentwood Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Hawkins, Hadley

NASHVILLE - Hadley Hawkins, 61, died July 13, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Marie Hawkins; daughters, Pamela (David) Ball and Stacey (Shaun) Cunningham; son, Chris Lewis; and grandchildren, Ashley and Joey Cunningham. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today with Brother Tim Williams officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hadley Hawkins Memorial Fund, c/o AmSouth Bank, Hickory Plaza Branch.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel Directors


Lee, Annie Jacqueline

NASHVILLE - Annie Jacqueline Lee died July 11, 2003, at Alive Hospice. Survivors include her husband, William T. Lee Sr.; son, William (Najah) Lee Jr.; daughters, Jacqueline Lee and Linda (Harold) Watkins Sr.; sisters, Trilby (Robert) Jetton and Constance (Robert) Blair Jr.; brothers, Daniel and Melvin Nixon; brothers-in-law, Doc (Leatha) and Emory (Geraldine) Lee; sisters-in-law, Ora Jean (Woodrow) Steel and Rosa Nixon; grandchildren, Tarchearnna (Gerald) McGarr, Danita (Byron) Jackson, LaToya and Harold Vance Watkins Jr., Rachel, Tamika, William III and Rebecca Lee; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; devoted nephew, Ronald Blair Sr.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Gratitude is extended to friends, Rosa Moore, Jesse Baines, Peggy Taylor; and neighbors, Judy and Elmore Jordan, William and Theodora Duke, Addie Miller, Margaret Jones, Alice Banks, Belvia Dorthard, Charles Thomas and Aaron Slaughter. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-7 p.m. today at Bethesda Original Church of God, 2816 Tucker Road. A celebration of life service will begin at 7 p.m. today with Bishop George W. Price Jr. presiding. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Columbia.

Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.


Mathews, Abraham T.

FRANKLIN - Abraham T. Mathews, 84, died July 13, 2003. Survivors incude his wife, Sara Mathews; sons, Abraham (Becky) and George (Letha) Mathews; and grandchildren, Zara, Alex, Nikhil and Anita Mathews. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today with Brother Doug Fultz officiating. Interment will follow in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Harpeth Hills Funeral Home


McKay, Roberta "Bobbie" Elaine

LELAND, MICH. - Roberta "Bobbie" Elaine McKay, 78, died July 10, 2003, in Leland. She was born to Jacob and Margaret Roth in Wayland, Iowa, in 1927. Her family moved to Washington, Iowa, and then to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she attended Franklin High School and Coe College. At Coe, she was member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. In college, she met her loving husband of 49 years, the late John McKay, a native of Cedar Rapids. The pair lived in Nashville for many years before returning to Leland in 1991 after their retirement. She was active with the Junior League and the Leelanau Conservacy. Survivors include her sons, John Scott McKay of Leland and Rob (Kathy) McKay of Boca Raton, Fla.; granddaughters, Heather and Brianne McKay of Boca Raton; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Franklin Roth; and sister, Eudora Auld. Interment was in Beechwood Cemetery, Leland. Memorials may be made to the Leelanau Conservency, 105 N. First St., Leland, MI 49654.

Robertson, Danny Frank Sr.

NASHVILLE - Danny Frank Robertson Sr., 46, died July 14, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Jean Robertson; daughter, Kandi Lynn Robertson; sons, Danny Frank Robertson Jr. and Jason Keith Robertson; grandchildren, Hunter Evans Robertson and Logan Russell Robertson; mother, Margaret M. Robertson; and sisters, Ruth Ann Pardell, Judy Peters and Elaine Keppler. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday with Marc Jones officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be nephews and friends. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel


Vaughn, David M.

ANTIOCH - David M. Vaughn, 58, died July 12, 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Vaughn Alexander; son, Damon M. Vaughn; grandchildren, Josh, Katie, C.J., Ryan, Kylie, Jessica and Christina; sisters, Joyce Hardiman, Rosalyn Moss, Sharon Stone and Carmen Adkinson; brothers, Jesse Dalton, Wayne, Randall, Wesley, Douglas and John Vaughn. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today with the Rev. Everett Hooper officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Dickson. His brothers will serve as pallbearers.

Woodbine Funeral Home Directors


Waller, Louise Comer 'Granny'

NASHVILLE - Louise Comer "Granny" Waller, 91, died July 11, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lee Waller. Survivors include her loving family: son, the Rev. Elton Lee (Sarah) Waller; daughters, Ruby Jean (Altamont) Young of Moreno Valley, Calif., Vera (Amos) Hunt of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Phillip Scales, Sylvia (Clinton) Saffell, Gerald Lee and Carlton (Teresa) Waller, Larry Allen (Lisa) Young and Sherry Young of Marino Valley; devoted great-granddaughter, Sylvia LaVette Waller; 19 other great-grandchildren; sisters, Alberta Gray and Rosalie Jackson, Whittier, Calif.; numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friends, Hattie Mai Bruce, Shirley Foster, friends of Wedgewood Towers, Minister Dale Kimbro, the Mother's Ministry and the entire Shiloh M. B. Church. Public viewing will be held from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Family visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh M.B. Church, 1117 Second Ave. S. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Elton L. Waller as eulogist. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Cemetery.

Patton Brothers Funeral Directors


Whitaker, Gilbert Arthur 'Art' Sr.

NASHVILLE - Retired Lt. Col. Gilbert Arthur "Art" Whitaker Sr. of the U.S. Air Force, 69, died July 12, 2003. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, including during the Vietnam War. He retired from the State of Tennessee after 25 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Margaret Fagan Whitaker; daughter, Crystal (David) Hiller; sons, Gilbert Arthur "Art" (Karen) Whitaker Jr. and Glenn Edward (Teresa) Whitaker; grandchildren, Christine and Bradley Whitaker, Matthew and McKenzie Wallace, Edward and Casey Whitaker, and Michael and Katie Hiller; sisters, Joan (Bob) Milano and Jean (Warner) Law; brother, Jack (Mary) Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today with the Rev. Lemuel Wade officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery with military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be the Labor and Work Force Development of the State of Tennessee.

Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel Directors


Williams, Ella Connell

WHITES CREEK - Ella Connell Williams, 97, died July 13, 2003, at Richland Place surrounded by her family. She was a lifelong resident of Whites Creek. She was a charter member of both St. Andrew United Methodist Church and the Country Home Garden Club. She was a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School and Vanderbilt University (1927), as well as lifelong member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She retired from Davidson County Schools after serving as a first grade teacher for more than 30 years. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, Allen Prince Connell and Lilly Cartwright Marshall Connell; and husband, Mark S. Williams. Survivors include her sons, Wallace Connell (Dorothy Breen) Williams of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and Allen Connell (Laurale Burrus) Williams of Brentwood; grandchildren, Mark S. (Sandi) Williams, Wallace (Adele) Williams Jr., Stephanie (Quinton) Gurley, all of Birmingham, Ala., David (Gina) Williams of Huntsville, Ala., Michael (Cathy) Williams of Acworth, Ga., Allen C. (Paula) Williams Jr., Laura Swan (David) Sexton of Knoxville, Rachel (Steve) Williams Burgin of Brentwood, Angela Williams of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Jason Woods, Jessica Williams, Emily Brooke Williams, Sloan Williams, Jamie Williams, Allison Williams, William Gurley, Lauren Gurley, Caroline Gurley, Rachel Williams, Ethan Williams, Matthew Williams, Nathan Williams, Allen C. Williams III, Ella Kate Williams, Julie Ann Williams, Walker Steven Burgin, Daniel John Burgin, Laura Catherine Burgin and Mark Andrew Burgin. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew United Methodist Church with Dr. Branson Thurston, Pastor James Johnson and the Rev. Joseph P. Breen. Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m. today at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her eight grandsons. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Andrew United Methodist Church.

Marshall Donnelly Combs


Youngblood, Ruby Evans

NASHVILLE - Ruby Evans Youngblood, 96, died July 12, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter J. Evans and Hattie M. Collins; and brother, Robert D. Evans. Survivors include her daughters, Ruby (Dr. Eugene W.) Fowinkle and Martha Ellen (Franklin Eugene) Smith of Memphis; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. She was a member of West End United Methodist Church Nashville and a former member of Whitehaven United Methodist Church, Memphis. Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church; Whitehaven United Methodist Church; or the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Marshall Donnelly Combs


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