Death Notices

Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 1:00am

Handly, Opie Ezell Craig

NASHVILLE - Opie Ezell Craig Handly died Aug. 8, 2003, at The Health Center at Richland Place after an extended illness. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 p.m. today in Reed Hall at West End United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. today. A private graveside services was previously held in Monteagle. A native Nashvillian, Mrs. Handly was born Jan. 2, 1920, the daughter of the late William Ezell and Juliette Tabb Craig. She was a 1937 graduate of Peabody Demonstration School and attended Ward-Belmont College. In 1940, she married Joseph Horton Fall Handly, vice president of The National Life and Accident Insurance Company. Mr. Handly preceded her in death in 1985. Mrs. Handly spent summers and, in later years, most of her time in Monteagle. She was actively involved in the Monteagle Assembly throughout her life. For the past 25 years, she enjoyed restoring her historic home, Point of View. Mrs. Handly was a lifelong member of West End United Methodist Church. She was an active volunteer, formerly holding membership in the Junior League of Nashville, the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Lynwood Garden Club, West End Home for Ladies Board, Ladies Hermitage Association and James K. Polk Memorial Association. Her interest in the field of medicine and her involvement with the Red Cross during World II led her to pursue a career in nursing at the age of 50. Upon receiving her registered nurse's degree from the University of Tennessee School of Nursing in 1973, Mrs. Handly worked in the newborn nursery at Baptist Hospital. She was employed there until her retirement in 1985. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nell Fall Handly; sisters, Juliette Craig Dustin and Mary Margaret Craig; and brother, William Ezell Craig Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Margaret Handly Fitzgerald and Susan Handly Hammer; sons-in-law, Richard H. Fitzgerald and Frank Hammer Jr.; and grandchildren, Richard Handly Fitzgerald of New York, Andrew Penn Fitzgerald of San Francisco, Katherine Eugenia Hammer of Raleigh, N.C., Joseph Franklin Hammer and Ellen Taft Hammer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Monteagle Assembly, P.O. Box 307, Monteagle, TN 37356; Currey Ingram Academy, 6544 Murray Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027; or Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Drive, Nashville, TN 37205.

Broadway Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Humphrys, Lenore

NASHVILLE - Lenore Humphrys, 74, died Aug. 9, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer C. and Annie S. Humphrys. Survivors include her sisters, Wilma (Lewis) Dunlap and Joyce Dillard; brothers, Kenneth (Martha) Humphrys and Ray (Jean) Humphrys; and several nieces and nephews she loved as her own children. She was a member of Radnor Baptist Church and a resident of Radnor Towers for 17 years. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today with the Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Residents of Radnor Towers will serve as honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers will be her nephews.

Woodbine Funeral Home


Lane, Bessie

FRANKLIN - Bessie Lane, 50, died Aug. 7, 2003, at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was an employee of Apcom and a graduate of Natchez High School. Mrs. Lane was a faithful member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Earl Lane of Mt. Pleasant; daughter, Denise Yvette Smith of Griffin, Ga.; loving parents, Mary and Benjamin "Do Daddy" Mayes; grandchildren, Ta Quera, La Shea Smith and Damien Cortez Kendall; loving sisters, Mary Elizabeth Johnson, Stella Marie Lane, Emma Louise and Patricia Ann Mayes; loving brothers, Jimmy Edward and Robert Lewis Mayes; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be conducted at noon today at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

Roundtree, Napier & Oglivie's Franklin Funeral Home


Minchey, Gladys Payne

HENDERSONVILLE - Gladys Payne Minchey, 93, died Aug. 10, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie Payne; and son, Steve Payne. Survivors include her sons, Donald, Jerry, Ray and Mitchell Payne; daughters, Barbara Blackwell and Carol Boyd; brother, Baxter Walker; sister, Robbye Seiff; 19 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today with Brother Ray Frizzell officiating. Interment will be in Old Brush Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home


Neely, William E. 'Buster'

SMYRNA - William E. "Buster" Neely, 72, died Aug. 9, 2003. Survivors include his brother, Ronald E. (Gayle) Neely Sr.; niece, Connie Neely (Dale) Fowler; nephew, Ronald E. (Amanda) Neely Jr.; great-nephews, David Ronald Fowler, Ronald E. "Trey" Neely III; and great-niece, Grace M. Fowler. Mr. Neely retired from Eli Whitt after 31 years. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today with Dr. Ron Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Young, Wayne Young, Morris Hickman, William Hickman, Ron Neely Jr. and Dale Fowler. Visitation with the family will be held from 9-10 a.m. today.

Woodlawn Funeral Home


Perkins, Nancy Kenan Staley

NASHVILLE - Dr. Nancy Kenan Staley Perkins, 71, died Aug. 9, 2003. Dr. Perkins was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in education, she also held a master's of education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a doctorate in education from the University of South Carolina. She taught in the public schools of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina for many years. She was the first woman to chair an academic department at the University of South Carolina where she served as professor of education from 1979-86, chair of the division of education at USC-Aiken, S.C., and director of teacher certification. In 1992, Dr. Perkins founded Meta4 for Learning Corp. and developed learning-to-learn courses that were taught to first-line workers in industrial manufacturing in eight states and Singapore. In 2001, she and her husband opened the Kumon Center At Bellevue to teach math and reading to children from pre-school through high school. Dr. Perkins was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Phi Delta Kappa, an honorary professional fraternity in education. Survivors include her husband, Willis B. Perkins III; sons, William C. Staley of Lithia, Fla., and John Kenan Staley of St. Charles, Ill.; daughters, Cynthia Staley White of Sacramento, Calif., and Sherry Staley Kinstler of Austin, Texas; stepchildren, Gregg L. Perkins of Waynesville, N.C., and Pamela Perkins August of Seffner, Fla; and grandchildren, David Lee White, Ashley Kenan White, Savanna Kenan Staley, John Staley, Grace Kenan Staley, Leah Kenan Kinstler, Nancy Carolan Kinstler, Eric August, Daniel August and Zachary Perkins. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Memorial Fund at the Greater Nashville UU Congregation, 374 Hicks Road, Nashville, TN 37221. Brentwood Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home


Proctor, Owen Edward

MURFREESBORO - Owen Edward Proctor, 90, died Aug. 10, 2003. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Marie Littrell Proctor; sons, Thomas and Charles Proctor; daughters, Tammy Weatherly Wayman, Shirley Jones, Mary Parker and Betty Bechard; brother, Buford Proctor; and sister, Clara Spann. He was preceded in death by a son, Doug Proctor. He was a native of Dickson County and lived in Rutherford County for most of his life. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today.

Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home


Spillers, Doris Marie

MADISON - Doris Marie Spillers, 72, died Aug. 9, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Spillers. Survivors include her sister, Emogene Mays; and nephews, Dr. James Spillers and Harold Spillers. Visitation with the family will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. today. A funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. today in the Madison Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Spillers officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dr. James Spillers, Lloyd Spillers, Bruce Walden, Bobby Spillers, Larry Bickel and Joe Mays.

Madison Funeral Home


Toney, Frances Aline Conrad Adams

MADISON - Frances Aline Conrad Adams Toney died Aug. 10, 2003. She was born Oct. 4, 1920. Mrs. Toney was preceded in death in 1972 by her first husband, James P. Adams. Survivors include her present husband, Joseph W. Toney; daughters, Frances Kinsey of Paducah, Ky., and Pat Reese of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Jason and Chad Kinsey of Paducah and Rachel LaSuer of Hendersonville; two great-grandsons; son-in-law, Gordon Kinsey; and sister, Berdie Stone of Marion, Ky. Mrs. Toney was active in homemaker and gardening club activities while living in Paducah. She was an active member of the Madison Cumberland Presbyterian Church until multiple health problems placed limitations. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Larry Guin and the Rev. Johnny Parish officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jason Kinsey, Chad Kinsey, Ryan LaSuer, Kenneth Smiley and Bernard Subttoni. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Madison First Presbyterian Church.

Madison Funeral Home


Walkden, Emma M.

NASHVILLE - Emma M. Walkden, 86, died Aug. 9, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Walkden. Survivors include her son, Jim (Susan) Walkden; daughter, Mary Ann (Rick) Shipp; her buddy, Marian Portee; sister, Jo Nash; and two grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today. Interment will follow in National Veterans Cemetery, Madison. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Nashville Davidson County Special Olympics.

Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery


Woodard, Hubert

CARTHAGE - Hubert Woodard, 87, died Aug. 10, 2003. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Tony Moss. Survivors include his wife 63 years, Grady Woodard; daughters, Jenny Moss (Bill) of Mt. Juliet and Faye Huffine of Hermitage; sister, Marie Agee of Carthage; grandchildren, Amanda Green of Boston, Tracy Martin of Murfreesboro, Leigh Anna Thompson of Mt. Juliet and Van Huffine of Chicago; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Carthage United Methodist Church with Elder Charles Allen Gentry and the Rev. William Russell Cain officiating. His nephews will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens. Memorials are requested to the Carthage United Methodist Church Bldg. Fund, S.F.H., 901 Main St., N. Carthage, TN 37030-1002. Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the church.

Sanderson of Carthage


Woods, Gwendolyn 'Gwen'

NASHVILLE - Gwendolyn "Gwen" Woods, 73, died Aug. 10, 2003. A member of Crieve Hall Church of Christ, she was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Woods. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha (David) Reagan of Nashville; son, Jeff (Lyda) Woods of Silver Springs, Md.; grandchildren, Lesli (John) Terzo, Lindsay Reagan and Gus Woods; brothers, Willis Greer Jr. and David Greer; and sisters, Barbara Joyce Simpson and Patricia Passons. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Tom Holland officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today.

Woodlawn Funeral Home


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