Death Notices

Thursday, September 4, 2003 at 1:00am

Beazley, Luthur Abner Jr.

NASHVILLE - Dr. Luthur Abner Beazley Jr. died Aug. 25, 2003, after a brief illness. He was a retired pediatrician. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luthur and Allie Beazley; sister, Marjorie Beazley Wallace; and the mother of his children, Mary Cooper Beazley. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Nelle Ballentine Beazley; sisters, Christine B. Williams and Betty B. Roberts; children, Lindy B. (J. Hanley Jr.) Sayers of Nashville and Jackson Hole, Wyo., Dr. Luthur A. Beazley III (Margaret) of Roanoke, Va., Dr. W. Cooper Beazley (Carol) of Clarksville and Eliza B. Lentz (Allen) of Nashville; grandchildren, J. Hanley Sayers III of Jackson Hole, Luthur A. Beazley IV of Los Angeles, Nicholas Beazley of Farmville, Va., Meg M. and Joan B. Beazley of Roanoke, William C. Beazley Jr., Reed and Miller Beazley of Clarksville, Allen Davis Lentz Jr., Mary Eliza and Eleanor Lentz of Nashville. Dr. Beazley was an associate clinical professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School and served as president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and the Davidson County Pediatric Association. He was chairman of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1983-86. He also served as trustee and chairman of the board of the Tennessee Medical Association. He helped establish Donelson Hospital, now known as Summit Medical Center, to provide hospital care in the local community. In 1989, he was named "Pediatrician of the Year" by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He retired from practice in 1991. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at West End United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will begin at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Memorial donations are requested to the Luthur A. Beazley Memorial Trust benefiting the special needs of children in the Donelson community, c/o the Community Foundation, 3833 Cleghorn Ave., Nashville, Tenn., 37215.

Bentley, Beulah Thompson

OLD HICKORY - Beulah Thompson Bentley, 95, died Sept. 1, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Bentley Sr. Survivors include her son, James A. Bentley Jr. of Dallas; grandsons, James A. Bentley III and Frederick L. Bentley; great-grandson, Samuel B. Bentley; sisters, Carrie Mathis of Cookeville; Gorda Hill of Old Hickory; Zora Holmes of Cookeville; Opal Hale of Cookeville; Juanita Bobbitt of Inglewood; brothers, Clarence Thompson of Oak Ridge and Gene Thompson of Cookeville. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday with Dr. Jim Norton officiating. Family members will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Phillips-Robinson Co.

847-1010

Davenport, Sue S.

NASHVILLE - Sue S. Davenport, 82, died Sept. 1, 2003. She was born Aug. 15, 1921, in Wilson County. She is the daughter of the late William Montel and Susie Bates Smith. Mrs. Davenport was a homemaker and charter member of Dalewood Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Denver D. Davenport; sons, Byron G. (Patricia Ann) Davenport of Hendersonville, Ronald B. Davenport of Lebanon and Jon David Davenport of Goodlettsville; granddaughters, Angela G. (Darrin) Messina of Springfield and Jennifer B. Davenport of Hendersonville; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa Renee, John Bailey and Ian Michael Messina, all of Springfield. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Ken Castleberry and the Rev. Bill McGinnis officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bill Taylor, Ray and Billy Wayne Davenport, Darrin Messina, James Thomas Pritchett, Jerry Pritchett, Kenneth Pritchett, Jackie Pritchett, Sammy Smith and Ben Tomlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Beck, Dr. Henry B. Brackan and Joe Fulton. Interment will be in Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

Phillips-Robinson Co.

262-3312

Harmon, Mary C. 'Polly'

NASHVILLE - Mary C. "Polly" Harmon, 84, died Sept. 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters. Survivors include six nieces and one nephew. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Springhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Kidney Foundation.

Phillips Robinson Funeral Home

262-3312

Hudspeth, Mary Clark

NASHVILLE - Mary Clark Hudspeth, 84, died Sept. 1, 2003, at West Meade Place after an extended illness. She was born June 30, 1919, and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Survivors include her children, Jeral Clark Hudspeth of Benton, Ark., and Diane Hudspeth (David) Roddey; grandchildren, David Kevin (Paige) Roddey and Tricia Roddey (Michael) McNally, all of Nashville; sister, Virginia (Ralph) Karker of Greenville, S.C. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Harrison, Ark. She was a loyal supporter of North Arkansas College. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Clark Hudspeth Student Loan Fund at North Arkansas College, 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, Ark., 72601.

Holt Memorial Chapel

(870) 741-3481

Jackson, Dorothy Frances

MADISON - Dorothy Frances Jackson, 78, died Sept. 3, 2003. Survivors include her husband, Billy Jackson; sons, Gerald (Diana) Jackson and Terry Jackson; daughters, Sandra (Keith) Richardson, Wanda (Larry) Graham and Sherry (Ben) Williams; sister, Vechel Hewitt; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Campbell Road Church of Christ. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday with Brother Robert Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in Dickson. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. today.

Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

865-1101

Johnson, Ulysses G. Jr.

NASHVILLE - Ulysses G. Johnson Jr., 43, died Sept. 1, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oberia and Ulysses Johnson. Survivors include her son, Edward Ray (Tara) Huey; daughter, Donqueita Johnson; devoted friend, Eva Lee; brother, Dan A. Johnson; grandchildren, Jayla and Robert Huey; grandmothers, Jessie B. Hicks and Emma Dobbins; devoted grandfather, Henry Dobbins Sr.; devoted aunts, Yvonne Cantrell (Rip) and Gloria (Charles) Alexander; uncles, Henry (Dorothy) Dobbins Jr., Charles and Theodore Dale Dobbins; devoted cousin, Danielle (Sean) Battle; five great-aunts; and a host of other cousins and friends. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-8 p.m. today. A funeral service will begin at 8 p.m. today with the Rev. Moses Phillips as eulogist. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday in Greenwood/West Cemetery.

Patton Brothers Funeral Directors

256-3608

Knight, Stanton Ellis 'Cowboy'

MADISON - Stanton Ellis "Cowboy" Knight, 86, died Sept. 2, 2003, at his home. Mr. Ellis was born in Red Boiling Springs, son of the late Joe Ellis and Fannie Hutchins Knight. He was a grandson of the late Rev. John S. and Lucy Knight. He was a retired farmer, carpenter and an avid beagle sportsman. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mildred Bowman Knight; daughters, Peggy (Joe) Dughman, Lila Rich and Shirley Rich (Ron) Brinegar; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Dennis and Joe Knight; and sister, Clarice Williams. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Harry and Bluford Knight; and grandson, Bert Rich. Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today with the Rev. Benjamin Bounds officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Cole, Dwight Davenport, Richard Hall, Frankie Huff, Tony King, Howard Long, Carl Rydner, Jimmy Sutterfield and Bill Sims. Active pallbearers will be grandchildren, Christol Creason, Brandon Dughman, Bart Rich, Bert Rich in memoriam, Dusty Rich and Rex Rich; and great-grandson, Travis Rich. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Madison Funeral Home

868-9020

Lindsey, Willard

NASHVILLE - Willard Lindsey, 64, died Aug. 31, 2003. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael. Survivors include his wife, Helen Lindsey; daughters, Regina Peach and Dodie Reed; son, Randy Lindsey; sisters, Novella Farmer, Bessie Estes and Mary Reeves; brothers, Jimmy and Harvey Lindsey; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today with Brother Jordan Ivey officiating. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Ellis Funeral Home

255-5412

Moore, Marion W.

MADISON - Marion W. Moore, 84, died Sept. 2, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Paul Webb Moore; sister, Dorothy Whitesell Moore; and son-in-law, Robert E. Chappin. Survivors include her daughters, Suzanne Chappin and Bonnie Kay Rose (Malcolm); son, Ronald Wayne Moore (Robin); grandsons, Paul Chappin, Bob Chappin and Malcolm Rose III; brother, V.M. Whitesell of Edmond, Okla.; and brother-in-law, Winston Moore. Mrs. Moore was a member of Lipscomb Lea Garden Club. She received her bachelor's degree in music from George Peabody College for Teachers in 1940. Mrs. Moore was an artist and a longtime member of Madison Church of Christ and Granny White Church of Christ. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today with Brother Charles Chumley officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from noon-2 p.m. Thursday. James Carlyn Moore III, Malcolm Rose III, Paul and Bob Chappin, Malcolm Rose Jr., Larry Moore and David Whitesell will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Inner City Ministries, 895 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tenn., 37212.

Woodlawn Funeral Home

383-4754

Oldham, Glen Roy

OLD HICKORY - Glen Roy Oldham, 71, died Aug. 31, 2003. Mr. Oldham was preceded in death by his parents, Rose Mae Kight and Clinton Vergil Oldham. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Adams Oldham; seven children; five stepchildren; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sister, Pat Sorrels. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today with Pastor Ron Ham officiating. Interment will be in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, McCrory Lane.

Phillips-Robinson Co.

847-1010

Tomes, Thomas Ronald 'Ronny'

GOODLETTSVILLE - Thomas Ronald "Ronny" Tomes, 59, died Sept. 1, 2003. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Tomes; and mother, Rebra Tomes. He was retired from Nashville Ford Glass Plant. Survivors include his wife, Annette H. Tomes; son, Thomas Anthony (Michelle) Tomes-Downs; daughter, Tandra (Ron) Tomes-Rabold; stepsons, Casey Cooper and Travis Cooper; grandchildren, Casey Rabold, Brianne and Sterling Downs; brother, Steve Tomes; stepmother, Josephine Tomes; stepsisters, Jody Piper and Edna (Rusty) Vaught; and stepbrothers, Jerry Don (Vicky) Tomes and Bob (Ginger) Bernstein. A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. today. Visitation with the family will be held prior to the service.

Anderson & Garrett

876-2968

Williams, Mark 'Bubba'

NASHVILLE - Mark "Bubba" Williams, 53, died Sept. 2, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary M. Williams; father, Charles Williams; sister, Sarah Cusack; and brother, Bob Lawson. Survivors include his daughters, Lanine Williams and Sheila Pelletier; grandchildren, Joshua and Ellen Pelletier; sister, Dolly Neal; and uncle, R.C. Wagoner. Mr. Williams was a graduate of East High School and Louisiana State University. He was a mechanical contractor and engineer in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was also a pilot. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 4-8 p.m. today.

Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery

865-1101

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