Abrahams, Rolland S.
NASHVILLE - Retired Col. Rolland S. Abrahams, 98, died July 5, 2003, while visiting his daughter in Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his wife, Johanna Abrahams; sister, Rose Goldman; and brother, Harris Abrahams. Survivors include his children, Dr. Lawrence Abrahams (Hanna) of New Orleans; Jane Daroff (Dr. Robert) of Shaker Heights, Ohio; Dr. Sanders Abrahams (Jeanne) of Raleigh, N.C. He was a fourth generation Nashvillian. He served in the U.S. Army from 1923-25, was a special agent, Alcohol Tax Unit. He also worked for the U.S. Treasury Dept. from 1935-40 and served again in the U.S. Army from 1940-50. He also worked as an accountant for Reynolds Metals Co. from 1952-56. He was stationed at numerous Army posts in the continental United States, Alaska and Japan until retirement from the Army in 1950 when he returned to Nashville. He attended Hume Fogg High, the University of Tennessee School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and Cumberland University School of Law. He was a member of The Tennessee Bar, Sons of Confederate Veterans, The Temple, Retired Officers Association, Vanderbilt University Quinc, American Council for Judaism, and received multiple military decorations. He was a benefactor of Cumberland University. Memorials may be made to the Republican Jewish Coalition, 50 N.W. F St., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20001. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday with Rabbi Randall M. Falk officiating. Interment will be in Temple Cemetery.
Marshall Donnelly Combs
NASHVILLE - Russell Altman, 72, died July 7, 2003. He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy Altman. Survivors include his brother, Sam Altman of Nashville; sister, Joyce Goldman of Boynton Beach, Fla.; niece, Rachelle Klein of Boca Raton, Fla.; and great-nieces, Karin and Jennifer Klein. Mr. Altman was formerly with the Boeing Saturn Program. He retired from federal service with Redstone Missile Command and founded the Tennessee Research Park. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
Marshall Donnelly Combs
Chambliss, Fred A.
MADISON - Fred A. Chambliss, 77, died July 8, 2003, after a 10-year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Survivors include his wife, Farrelle Gregory Chambliss; son, Fred A. (Deborah) Chambliss II; daughter, Cheryl (Greg) Chambliss Ippolito; stepson, Jimmy Hackett; stepdaughter, Charlotte Arnold and Diane Halliburton; sisters, Sarah Gansner, Margaret Wise and Ruth Clifton; grandchildren, Trey and Derrick King and Lauren and Michael Chambliss. Mr. Chambliss was a veteran of World War II and a retired vice president of American General. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today with Brother Ronald Lawrence officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Entombment will follow in Serenity Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 450, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.
Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery
Chapman, Henry Horton
NASHVILLE - Henry Horton Chapman, 72, died July 7, 2003. Mr. Chapman was preceded in death by his son, Terry Chapman. Survivors include his wife, Lois B. Chapman; children, Donna (David) Anderson, Jenny Ann Chapman, and Jerry (Darlene) Chapman; daughter-in-law, Jeannie Chapman; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today with the Rev. Fred Donaldson officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brian and Josh Chapman, and Brant and Brandon Anderson; nephew, Timmy Chapman; and friend, Robert Deakins. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
DeVilbiss, Austelle Colwell
NASHVILLE - Austelle Colwell DeVilbiss, 88, died July 3, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. DeVilbiss; brother, Robert E. Colwell; father, Homer Colwell; and mother, Eula Colwell. Survivors include her sons, Cecil "Chip" and Carl of Nashville and Cyrus of Chattanooga; and grandchildren, Mathew, Eric, Laura, Blaire, Mary Beth, Clay and Samantha. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville. A gathering will follow the service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Camp Fire USA Georgia Council, 100 N.E. Edgewood Ave., Suite 528, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Ewin, Kenneth Ronald
NASHVILLE - Kenneth Ronald Ewin, 44, died July 6, 2003. Survivors include his father, George McKinley Ewin Jr.; sisters, Joyce Ewin (Billy) Givens and Lillian (Eugene) Coffman; brothers, William "Pete" Floyd Sr. (Sharon), Alphonso (Robin), Clyde, Michael, Anthony "Tony" Sr. (Brenda), Lloyd "Bruce" and John F. "Kennedy" Ewin; aunt, Louise (Marion) Foster; uncles, Charles (Bessie) Ewin and Thomas Perry; devoted niece, Shatika (Nelson) Taylor; and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday at Fifteenth Avenue Church of Christ, 1227 15th Ave. N. A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. today with Brother James Dennis Sr. officiating.
J.W. Adkins Funeral Home Directors
Gunn, William T. 'Peter'
NASHVILLE - William T. "Peter" Gunn, 73, died July 5, 2003. He was formerly a native of Pulaski County, Va. Mr. Gunn retired from Nashville Metro Government and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the son of the late Samuel C. and Lorena B. Gleason Gunn. He was preceded in death by his brother, Julian C. Gunn; and sister, Dora Lee Gunn Verryhill. Survivors include his sister, Joyce Gunn Berry of Melbourne, Fla.; brother, Jimmy W. Gunn of Newport News, Va.; and many friends. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Lotz Salem Chapel, Salem, Va. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Park, Salem, Va. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 E. Church Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011.
Lotz Salem Chapel
Johnson, Clarence David 'Dave'
NASHVILLE - Clarence David "Dave" Johnson died July 7, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Logan and Mary Hodges Johnson; four sisters; and a brother. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Johnson; daughter, Sandra Dowell; son-in-law, Bill Dowell; granddaughters, Logan and Crawford Dowell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He grew up in eastern Kentucky and graduated from college in Chillicothe, Mo. He was a veteran of World War II. He served in the Army and was stationed in the Pacific on the island of Okinawa. After returning from the war, he started a career in insurance and many years later retired from the Southeastern Workman's Compensation Rating Bureau. He was an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church and it's Red Letter Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Woodmont Kiwanis Club, The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, a member of Doric Masonic Lodge, a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Al Menah Shrine Temple. He also held the title of Kentucky Colonel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Calvary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peter Van Eys, the Rev. Durward McCord and the Rev. Billy Hahs of Mt. Vernon, Ill. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. today at the church. Honorary pallbearers will be the Red Letter Sunday School Class, Woodmont Kiwanis Club and the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International. Active pallbearers will be Wilson Wattenbarger, Gene Edwards, John F. Orman, Ray Whitt Jr., James A. Luton and Lynn Fuson. Memorials may be made to Community Care Fellowship, Calvary United Methodist Church or the charity of choice.
Broadway Chapel, Roesch Patton Brentwood Funeral Home
Mullen, C.P. 'Neil' Jr.
HERMITAGE - C.P. "Neil" Mullen Jr. died July 6, 2003. He was born in Allentown, Pa., July 2, 1928. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was active as a volunteer in scouting as a young man. After moving to Nashville, he worked in hotel management, commercial real estate and was presently an instructor with Tennessee Real Estate Education Systems (T.R.E.E.S.). He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius Patrick Mullen Sr. and Esther Hook Mullen; sister, Mary Mullen; and brother, Jay Mullen (Kay). Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Waller Mullen; sister, Patricia Mullen of Baltimore, Md.; brothers, Dale Mullen (Betty) in Allentown, Pa., and Bill Mullen (Miriam) in Dover, Del.; stepchildren, Linda Taylor (Redmond), Kathy Wright and Danny Clayton (Terrie); stepgrandchildren, David Hewitt, Bill and Brooke Wright and J.D. Clayton. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. Stephen Klasek officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. today.
Hermitage Funeral Home
Simmons, Thomas Houston 'Tom' Sr.
NASHVILLE - Thomas Houston "Tom" Simmons Sr. died July 3, 2003. Survivors include his devoted daughters, Angela and Tammie Williamson, and Mary Simmons; devoted sons, Ricky Williams Sr., Tom Simmons Jr., Carl Simmons, and Chuck and Terry Hunt; grandchildren, Shenail Miller, Aretha and Prince "D.A." Williamson, Tempra Knox, Lil Ricky Jr., Lamontez, Ricnesha and Tiara Williamson, and 16 others; devoted sisters, Aldria Simmons, Porter (Quinn) Crutchfield; devoted brother, William "Pap" (Thelma) Simmons; devoted niece, Carolyn Simmons; longtime devoted friend, Sara Williamson; devoted friend, Ulysess Williamson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Family visitation will be held from 6-7 p.m. today. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Randy Holt officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Greenwood "West" Cemetery.
Smith Brothers Funeral Directors Inc.
Sloan, Elizabeth Ann "Puffy"
WHITE BLUFF - Elizabeth Ann "Puffy" Sloan, 66, died July 8, 2003. Survivors include her husband, Rod Sloan; daughters, Debbie Tucker, Dorothy Baxter and Cindy (Todd) Jenkins; son, Anthony (Rainey) Baxter; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Parker; and brothers, Hardy R. Pack, Charles H. Pack and Billy R. Miles. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at White Bluff Chapel, 317 Main St., White Bluff. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at White Bluff Chapel with David Peeler officiating. Interment will be in Williams Cemetery in White Bluff. Pallbearers will be Trent Simpson, David Stevens, Billy Miles, Bryan Powell, Andy Pack, Mark Fratangelo and Dino Fratangelo.
Woodbine Funeral Home Directors
Svitak, Betty Marie
HENDERSONVILLE - Betty Marie Svitak, 62, died July 4, 2003. Survivors include her sons, Davin J. Ranta and Doran Ranta; granddaughters, Yavonna Ranta and Mara Ranta; grandson, Nathan Ranta; and sister, Judith Conoway. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Fellowship Church, 1307 Lebanon Road, with the Rev. William McRay officiating.
Hendersonville Funeral Home & Memory Gardens
Toney, Faye Peery
NASHVILLE - Faye Peery Toney died July 7, 2003. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Walter Lee Toney; daughter, Lisa (Randy) Whitley; sister, Linda Taylor; and brothers, Henry and Terry Peery. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. today with Pastor Denny Patterson and Pastor Joey Byrd officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Troupe, Danny Spears, Eric Spears, Jack Taylor, Brian Peery, James Whitley and T. W. Bailey. Visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m. today.
Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel
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