2010 Obituaries

Roberta Troutt Akins, age 88, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.   She is survived by her sons, David Akins of Bowling Green, Ky., Wayne Akins of Bethpage, Mike (Peggy) Akins of Westmoreland; sister, Maidelle Bell of Westmoreland; brothers, Carl (Christina) Troutt of Gallatin, Ramie (Glenda) Troutt of Westmoreland; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Smiley and Lolar Perry Troutt; husband, Paul Moore Akins; son, Lloyd Neal Akins; sisters, Mary Lou Troutt, Myrtle Troutt, Minnie Norris Ray, Dean McClard, JoAnn Born; brothers, Leroy Troutt, Jack Troutt, Cantrell Troutt, Eugene Troutt.  Visitation is 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m., until service time Saturday.  Funeral service is 11 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Duffer, Bro. Daryl Braswell and Bro. Eugene May officiating.  Interment is at New Hope Cemetery.  Mrs. Akins was retired a retired nurse and worked at Highland Hospital and Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a member of Providence General Baptist Church.
Nellie Wray Anderson, age 92, of Adolphus, Ky., formerly of Westmoreland, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Scottsville, Ky. She is survived by her sons, Ray (Ann) Anderson of Westmoreland, Jimmy (Joyce) Anderson of Westmoreland, Larry (Willie) Anderson of Westmoreland; sister, Jean (Junior) Spears of Nashville; nine grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Razzie and Valley Perry Tuttle; husband, Rev. John “Johnnie” Wesley Anderson; son, William “Bill” Anderson; sister, Ida Tuttle; brother, Charles Tuttle. Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, an after 9 a.m., Tuesday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 21, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Merle Wix and Bro. Donald Key officiating. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Garretts Creek General Baptist Church.
Ernest Blackwell, age 65, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his son, Tony (Cynthia) Blackwell of Westmoreland; sister, Elizabeth Rickert of Anderson, S.C.; brother, Richard Blackwell of Clinton, S.C.; grandchildren, Destiny Blackwell of Westmoreland, Cody Blackwell of Westmoreland, Jacob Blackwell of Westmoreland.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest E. and Agnes Green Blackwell; son, Michael Glenn Blackwell; grandson, Michael Keith Blackwell.  Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Saturday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Barber officiating.  Interment is at New Hope Cemetery.  Mr. Blackwell was a security guard with Pinkerton Security Company.
James Carline Boren, age 80, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Macon County General Hospital. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Dodson of Westmoreland, Phylis Graves of Westmoreland, Debbie Hite of Westmoreland, Connie Hall of Bethpage, Linda Livesay of Houston, Tex.; sister, Virginia Summers of Westmoreland; brother, Johnny Boren of Westmoreland; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anna Perry Boren; parents, James Edgar and Velvie Bell May Boren. Visitation is 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, and 10 a.m., until service time Monday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Monday, May 17, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Daryl Braswell and Bro. Eugene May officiating. Interment is at Rippy Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers are Jamie Dodson, Brandon Dodson, Josh Key, Erie Hall, Kyle Livesay, Paul David, Steven Acuff and Matthew Boren. Mr. Boren served his country and retired from the U.S. Navy. He also retired from Armstrong Tire.
Edmund “Eddie” B. Boyd, age 87, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Hendersonville Medical Center. He is survived by his daughters, Debra G. Stafford of Westmoreland, Lori Carter of Westmoreland; sister, Mary Hoover Mann of Greenville, N.C.; niece, Betsy Jones of Greenville, N.C.; nephew, George A. Mann of Roanoke, Va.; great nieces and nephews, Larry and Amy Edwards of Greenville, N.C., Greg and Emily Jones of Greenville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; seven greatchildren; five great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edmund Hoover and Lottie Justice Brooks Boyd; wife, Goldie Irene Baker Boyd; daughter, Janice Borders. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Thursday, November 11, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Mays officiating. Interment is at Sam Tuttle Cemetery. Mr. Boyd was a retired farmer. He was a United States Army/Navy Veteran.  He worked in the Pentagon and also worked in a torpedo plant during WWII. 
Raymond “Ray” Bradley, age 86, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Claude (Phyllis) Bradley of Westmoreland, Richard “Dicky” (Shirley) Bradley of Gallatin; daughters, Margaret (Bill) Lawson of Westmoreland, Mary Sue (Bobby) Hill of Westmoreland; sister, Frances Mallory of Portland; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Hammock Bradley (married 1946); parents, William and Matilda Choate Bradley; brothers, Winford and Delbert Bradley; sisters, Maxine Roberts and Earlene Moore. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m., until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at Woodard Funeral Home.  A Masonic service is scheduled at 7 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010, from Woodard Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Saturday, July 24, 2010, from Union Chapel Baptist Church with Bro. David Simmons and Bro. Phil Brown officiating. Interment is at Rippy Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers are Charlie Downs, Robert Hill, Seth Wilder, James Bradley, Shawn Moore, Waylon Nixon and Bill Lawson. Mr. Bradley was a member and deacon of Union Chapel Baptist Church. He was a United States war veteran and served in World War II in the Pacific. He retired from Hardaway Construction Company. He was a member of the Trammel Lodge No. 436 F.& A.M. since 1975.
William T. (Billy) Brown, age 74, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his mother, Jessie Lee Brown of Westmoreland; daughters, Janet Keen of Portland, Joanie Brown of Bethpage, Carla Walker of Chicago, Ill., Billie Joe Graves of Westmoreland; sister, Jean (Willie) Leduc of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Jamie and Jolene Deville, Brian Edens, Michael Graves, Tara and Nicole McDonald. He is preceded in death by his father, Lowell Brown; daughter, Rhonda Morales; son, David Brown; granddaughter, Ariel Morales; grandson, Kevin Eidson; five great grandchildren. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2010, and after 10 a.m., Saturday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Willie Leduc officiating. Interment is at New Hope Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers are James Levy, Michael Levy, Michael Leduc, David Leduc, Bill Leduc and Marvin Tuttle. Mr. Brown was a United States Army veteran and served in the Vietnam era.
Virginia Frances Cagle, age 81, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Tonya Ramage of Westmoreland, Don and Sue Ramage of Seattle, Wash. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earlin and Emma Harrison Lambert; brothers, Bob and Bill Lambert. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, June 20, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Monday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Monday, June 21, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Phil Brown officiating. Interment is at Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Cagle was a Interior Decorator for 33 Years.
Nicky Ray Carter, age 37, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at his residence.  He is survived by his mother, Mary Ruth Cannon Carter of Westmoreland; brothers, Ronald (Christina) Carter of Westmoreland, Mickey (Louise) Carter of Miami, Fla., Rocky (Betty) Carter of Westmoreland.  He is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hudson.  Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, and 9 a.m., until service time Saturday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Mays officiating.  Interment is at New Hope Cemetery.
Lana Jane Caruthers, age 59, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.  She is survived by her parents, Billy Ray and Norma Taylor Caruthers of Westmoreland; sister, Jill (Mike) Troutt of Westmoreland; nephew, Will (Brandi) Troutt of Westmoreland; great niece, Avery Grace Troutt of Westmoreland.  Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2010, and 9 a.m., until service time Friday.  Funeral service is 3 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Sid Durham officiating.  Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Mike Troutt, Will Troutt, Ronald Troutt, Steve Carr, Ralph Creasy and Billy Whitson.  Ms. Caruthers was a member of Westmoreland First Baptist Church. She retired from the State of Tennessee Transportation Department.
Larry Wayne Cates, age 69, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his sister, Carol (Don) Wilkerson Westmoreland; several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernie T. and Vangie Lee Angela Cates; brothers, Leon Cates, Collins Cates, Billy Cates, Jimmy Cates, Thomas Cates, Donald Cates, John Lewis Cates and Harold Cates; sisters, Frances White and Minnie Troutt.  Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Sunday.  Funeral service is 3 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Key officiating.  Interment is at New Hope Cemetery.  Mr. Cates serviced his country in the U.S. Marines, and he retired from Chrysler Corporation after having worked for a number of years.
Infant Leland Cole Chance, age 10 months, of Bethpage, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2010.  He is survived by his parents, Daniel and Lori Chance of Bethpage; brothers, Justin Chance of Cottontown, Austin Entrekin of Lebanon, Johnathon Chance of Cottontown, Daniel Bailey of Portland, Daniel Chance, Jr., of Bethpage; sisters, Trystan Counts of Jasper, Tenn., Jasmine Chance of Cottontown, Trinity Chance of Bethpage; grandparents, Leland (Teresa) Follin, Jr., of Oklahoma; great grandmothers, Alice Vasques of Portland, Sarah Follin of Mississippi, Amarilla Rowland of Gallatin.  Visitation is 12 noon until 1:45 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010, at Woodard Funeral Home.  Graveside service is 2 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010, at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Doug Parks officiating.  Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make memorial contributions in the form of donations to the Leland Chance Memorial Fund at the Westmoreland Citizen’s Bank.
Cecil Marty Cherry, age 53, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, January 29, 2010, at University Medical Center.  He is survived by his brother, Carl Matthews of Riverview, Fla.; aunts, Mae Moss of Westmoreland, Rose Huntsman of Lafayette.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Dorothy Lee Hughes Cherry.  Visitation is 11 a.m., until service time, Sunday, January 31, 2010.  Funeral service is 4 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Junior Hughes officiating.  Interment is at Caldwell Cemetery.  Mr. Cherry retired from Brandywood Nursing Home.
Betty Jean Sadler Clark, age 75, of Westmoreland, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Elaine Tuttle of Little Shute, Wisc.; son, Randy Lynn Clark of Portland; sisters, Nadine Jenkins of Frankfort, Ind., Annie Jane Graham of Smyrna, Tenn., Peggy Jo McRugg of Franklin, Ky., Wanda Sue Blankenship of Smyrna, Tenn.; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Woodrow Clark; parents, Louis Pat and Erma Lee Perry Sadler; sister, Willie Mae McClanhan; brothers, James Sadler, Lloyd Sadler and Wesley Sadler. Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Thursday, July 1, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Walter Andrews officiating. Interment is at Sadler Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charlie McClanahan, Daryl Graham, Chris Loveall, Jerry Alan Holmes, David Loftis and Mike Frye.  Mrs. Clark worked in a garment factory and was a homemaker.  She attended Buffalo Missionary Baptist Church.
Johnny Lee Cline, age 53, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010.  He is survived by his mother, Virgie Mae Brown of Westmoreland; brothers, Bobby Cline of Westmoreland, Robbie Cline of Westmoreland, Billy Cline of Ashland City, Timmy (Gail) Cline of Lafayette. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Junior Cline. Visitation is after 12 noon, Monday, June 7, 2010. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Monday, June 7, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Wyndom Wix officiating. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery.
Shirley Dean Cline, age 67, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Cline of Westmoreland; sons, Danny Cline of Bethpage, Darrell Cline of Westmoreland; daughters, Tina Wilkerson of Adolphus, Ky., Penny Williams of Westmoreland; brother, Kenneth Stevens of Portland; sister, Barbara Graves of Westmoreland; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Virgie Graves Stevens. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Friday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Friday, August 27, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Eugene Mays officiating. Interment is at Fairfield Cemetery. Pallbearers are Sam Clubs, Billy Graves, Kenny Stevens, Allen Cummins, Joe Graves and Derrick Perdue. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Wilkerson and Stevie Stinson. Mrs. Cline retired from the Lawnlite Co (Sunbeam).
Launa Coker, age 78, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, November 30,2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter, Penney Coker of Westmoreland; son, Brian Coker of Hinsdale, Ill., daughter, Laura Young of Lebanon, Tenn.; five grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ella Key; husband, Willie West Coker; brother, Clyde R. Key. Visitation is 7 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010, and after 10 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Willie Leduc officiating. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery. Mrs. Coker was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church in Louisville, Ky.
Betty Jean Crook Cook, age 66, of Bethpage, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Billy) Moore of Westmoreland; sons, Freddie (Melodie “Rocky”) Cook of Bethpage, L.E. (Heather) Freeman of Bethpage; sisters, Lillian (Junior) Galbraith of Gallatin, Ozzie (Prentice) Thompson of Bethpage, Reba Smith of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Brandy, Brittany, Whitney, Ashley and Jade; great grandchild, Lanie; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, James “Jimmy” and Ruby Brooks Crook; husband, Freddie Odell Cook, Jr.; sisters, Bea Farley, Jane Huntsman, Judy Templeton and Trish Newberry. Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, and after 9 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Thursday, August 19, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Don Curtis and Bro. Walter Andrews officiating. Interment is at Bradley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tim Freeman, Jason Harper, Jeremy Satterfield, Kile Gregory, Cody Shrum and Frank Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Tuck, Paul Newberry, Junior Galbraith, Prentice Thompson, Mousie Gregory and Roger Templeton. Mrs. Cook was a member of Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Anna Ruth Dishman, age 68, of Bethpage, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2010, at her residence. She is survived by her daughter, Lucy Marie Sexton of Bethpage; stepchildren, Michael W. Dishman of Nashville, Larry N. Dishman of LaVergne, Christy K. Bohanon of Nashville; sister, Wanda G. Oldham of Bethpage; brothers, Mabrey Tayse of Wisconsin, Sonny Tayse of Gallatin; grandchildren, Amber Sexton, Steven Sexton, Trina Sexton, Cody Bohanon, Charleen Dishman and Eric Dishman; two great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Milton L and Delilah Mayberry Tayse; husband, Charles E. Dishman; son, John B. Dishman; brothers, Carrol, Frank, James and Ed Tayse; sisters, Zephine Yates, Margaret Mouser, Ruby Stafford, Mable Pryor and Janie Stafford. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, October 8, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, and after 10 a.m., Sunday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Doyle Farris officiating. Interment is at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Jason Pryor, Steven Sexton, Cody Bohanon, Tim Oldham, Doug Stafford and Troy Mouser. Alternate pallbearers are Eddie Sexton and Chad Simons. Mrs. Dishman was a member of Hartsville Pike Church of Christ.
Charles Randell Duffer, Sr., age 55, of Westmoreland, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at St. Thomas Hospital. He is survived by his mother, Mary Frances Duffer of Westmoreland; daughters, Angela Trulock of Scottsville, Ky., Candi Lynch of Bowling Green, Ky., Jennifer Donavon of Westmoreland; sons, Marcus Duffer and Charles Randell Duffer, Jr., of Westmoreland; brothers, Richard and Gary Duffer of Westmoreland; sisters, Susan McArthur of Gallatin, Delica Duffer of Symrna, Ga.; grandchildren, Raelynn Donavon and Andy Duffer. He is preceded in death by his father, Allen Gray Duffer. Visitation is 12 noon until 9 p.m., Monday, April 5, 2010, and 9 a.m., until 12:30 p.m., Tuesday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2010, from Full Gospel Tabernacle, Lebanon, Tenn., with Pastor Buford Bane, Bro. Arcie Sullivan officiating. Interment is Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Westmoreland. Pallbearers are Bill McArthur, Ricky Duffer, Bennie Mayes, Ronnie A. Thompson, Marcus Duffer and Charles Duffer.
Hallie Mai McDole Durham, age 100, of Gallatin, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Mabel McDole; special cousin, Nadine McKinney; special friends at Morningside and Brandywood Golden Living Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joe Murray and Mallie Harris McDole; husband, Charles William (Jack) Durham; sisters, Annie Bentle, Dulcie Lambert, Evon Curtis, Cleo Brown; brothers, Garland McDole, Graidon McDole. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2010, and after 2 p.m., Sunday. Funeral service is 3 p.m., Sunday, May 30, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bishop William Morris and Bro. Chris Brown officiating. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are nephews. Mrs. Durham was a member of Gallatin United Methodist Church. She was a retired teacher at the Sumner County Board of Education.
Thomas M. Ferguson, age 88, of Westmoreland, passed away Monday, July 12, 2010. He is survived by his son, Mark Ferguson of Westmoreland; daughter, Melody Cooke of Westmoreland; son-in-law, Reece Cooke of Westmoreland; sisters, Reba Ferguson of Nashville, Rebecca Ferguson of Nashville, Freida Petty of Hendersonville; brother, Bill Ferguson of Birmingham, Ala. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Ann Newman Ferguson; parents, Andrew Vantrease and Hazel Bethel Ferguson; brothers, James E. Ferguson, Harold D. Ferguson and Glenn Andrew Ferguson. Visitation is 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Wednesday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Carver officiating. Interment is at New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mark Ferguson, Reece Cooke, Glenn Ferguson, Jr. Harold Ferguson, Tommy Smith and John Petty. Mr. Ferguson was a retired manager from a Tennessee steel company. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
Erma Jo Huntsman Frye, age 77, of Adolphus, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at Britthaven Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Ky. She is survived by her son, Mark (Judy) Overman of Adolphus, Ky.; grandchildren, Casey Overman of Adolphus, Ky., Dusty (Christy) Overman of Winchester, Tenn., Sandy Overman of Adolphus, Ky., Brandy Overman of Adolphus, Ky.; great grandchildren, Derrick, Drake and Dylan Overman, all of Winchester, Tenn., Hailey and Trinity Overman, both Adolphus, Ky. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Frye; parents, Woodson and Betsy Sadler Huntsman; sisters, Louise Kelley and Sue Johnson. Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Saturday. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Doyle Farris officiating. Interment is at Sadler Cemetery. Mrs. Frye was a member of New Life Tabernacle in Gallatin, Tenn. She worked in the Farmers Market in Gallatin for 21 years. She was also a retired schoolbus driver. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in the form of donations to the Woodard Funeral Home for Mrs. Frye’s funeral expenses. These donations can be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
Willard Wayne Frye, age 64, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010, at his residence. He is survived by his daughter, Anita Sue Frye of Westmoreland; son, Jason Wayne (Angie) Frye of Portland; sisters, Betty Farley of Lafayette, Earlene Anderson, Paulene England and Susie O’Neal, all of Westmoreland; brothers, Glen Frye of Portland, Junior Frye of Scottsville, Ky., Mike Frye of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Austin Bradley Frye, Lydia Kay Frye and Coleman Stewart Frye, all of Portland; former wife and mother of Anita Frey, Elizabeth Austin; former wife and mother of Jason Frye, Shirley Frye. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Nettie Carver Frye; sister, Eula Warner; brother, Prentis Frye. Visitation with family is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010, 8 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, and after 8 a.m., Monday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Murl Wix officiating. Interment is at Waldens Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Miller, Keith Graves, Jimmy Warner, Wayne O’Neal, Junior Frye and Mike Frye. M. Frye retired from Sunbeam Outdoor Products of Portland.
Christopher Leon Garcia, age 24, of Adolphus Ky., passed away Monday, March 29, 2010, at Scottsville Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Tasha Hartigan Garcia of Adolphus, Ky.; daugther, Hannah Garcia of Adolphus, Ky.; mother and step-father, Donna Kimbrell and Alvin Sutton of Goodlettsville; father, Darrell Melton of Lafayette; mother-in-law, Pam Melton of Adolphus, Ky.; brothers, Raymond Melton of Westmoreland, Anthony Melton of Westmoreland, Josh Hartigan of Adolphus, Ky.; sisters, Ashley Carroll of Westmoreland, Christine Garcia of Springfield, Julie Hartigan of Adolphus, Ky. Visitation is 10 a.m., until service time, Friday, April 2, 2010. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Shawn Frick officiating. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are Raymond Melton, Anthony Melton, Josh Hartigan, Darrell Melton, Richard Barlow and Carroll Dickens. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in the form of donations to Mr. Garcia’s funeral expenses. These donations can be made at the Woodard Funeral Home.
Lowell “Bobby” Gilliam, age 78, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Marige Ann Gilliam of Westmoreland (married 1/3/1970); stepsons, James Michael Keene of Westmoreland, Jeffery Martin (Lisa) Keene of Westmoreland, Timothy Alan (Freda) Keene of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Christopher Michael (Shannon) Keene of Westmoreland, Stephanie (Thomas) Brewington of Indiana, Kim (Bear) Green of Westmoreland, Sara Ann Keen of Westmoreland; brother-in-law, Will (Sandy) Willoughby of Lafayette; eight great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Wilson and Hassie Mae Sadler Gilliam; grandson, Joseph Adam Keene. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, October 10, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, and after 9 a.m., Tuesday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home. Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Brown, Ed Key, Jimmy Brawner, Dewell Bullinton, Gene Martino and Jack Downy. Mr. Gilliam was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. He was also a United States Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. He was a member of the Westmoreland VFW since 1984. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make memorial contributions to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery or the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. This can be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
Steven Lee Graves, age 53, of Bethpage, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2010, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Paula Ruth Patterson Graves of Bethpage; son, Travis Lee (Melony) Graves of Bethpage; daughter, Danielle (Josh) Rogers of Bethpage; brother, Michael Wayne Graves of Oak Grove; grandchildren, Coltan Lee and Canaan Luke Graves, Deonna Richelle and Madison Lashay Stange. He is preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Mary Neal Reed Graves; sister, Charlotte Elaine Troutt. Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Additional visitation is after 9 a.m., Wednesday, at the church. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010, from Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church Bro. Paul Patterson and Bro. Virgil Goff officiating. Interment is at New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers are Travis Graves, Colton Graves, John Boy Carter, Danny Graves, Josh Rogers and Chris Patterson. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Thompson, Jackey LaMastus, Sammy Creek, Jacob Sullivan and Ed Templeton. Mr. Graves was a member of Old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver at Volunteer Recycling.
Larry Stephen Green, age 68, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Diana Green of Westmoreland; daughters, Callie Bustamante of Morristown, Tenn., Sara McClanahan of Westmoreland; stepchildren, Karen Lintern of Westmoreland, Kelly Moran of Westmoreland; brothers and sisters, “Bill” William Green of Henderson, Ky., Dorine Roberts of Owensboro, Ky., Sue Scarborough of Oklahoma, Bobby Green of Morgantown, Ky., Brenda Klein of Dallas, Tex., Sherry West of Morgantown, Ky.; eight grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul G. and Alma Pendley Green; brothers, Glen and Harold Green; sister, Wilma Green. Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Thursday, September 16, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Key officiating. Mr. Green was a United States Army Veteran. He retired from BellSouth, and he attended New Vision Ministries.
Keith Andrew Haden, age 47, of Bethpage, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010. He is survived his wife, Audrey Lucille York Haden of Bethpage; daughters, Tracey Haden of Bethpage, Kara Spencer of Manchester; mother, Norma I. Ison Haden of Nashville; brothers, Richard E. Haden III of Ann Arbor, Mich., Roger Haden of Nashville, Brain (Tammy) Haden, Sr., of LaVergne; grandson, Levi Cable of Hillsboro. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard E. Haden, Jr. Visitation is 10 a.m., until noon, and 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010, 9 a.m., until 11 a.m., and after 1 p.m., Sunday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Key and Bro. Steven Anderson officiating. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tony Bentle, Tony Southern, James Neusom, Maxey Graves, George Driver, Brian Haden and Richard Haden III. Mr. Haden was a member of New Vision Ministries in Westmoreland and was employed by USF Holland. At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Woodard Funeral Home toward funeral expenses.
Esble Walton Harper, age 84, of Bethpage, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Memphis Baptist Hospital.  She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Dupas of Bethpage, Sandy Slaven of New Orleans, La., Glenda Butler of Bethpage; granddaughter, Cindy Glover of New Orleans, La.; great granddaughter, Star Glover of New Orleans, La.; numerous extended family members.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence S. and Effie Dyer Walton; first husband, Robert R. Harper; second husband, Edward Butler.  Visitation is 11 a.m., until service time, Thursday, February 11, 2010.  Funeral service is 3 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Mitchell officiating.  Interment is Monday, February 15, 2010, at Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Miss.
Frances Marie Hyde Harrison, age 79, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Jimmy) Beasley of Lafayette, Wanda G. Dobbs of Gallatin; son, Roger G. Harrison of Gallatin; sisters, Mary Alice Troutt of Westmoreland, Ethel Mai (Thomas Lee) Williams of Westmoreland; brother, W.D. “Red” Hyde of Westmoreland; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three step great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Forrest Harrison; son, Scottie Harrison; parents, Willie Hayse and Sarah Aline Tuttle Hyde; sister, JoNell Adcock. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Friday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Jason Cline, Bro. Gary Sullivan and Bro. Kenny Sullivan officiating. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Eulia General Baptist Church in Westmoreland, and she retired from Texas Boot Co.
Jerry Lee Harrison, age 66, of Chapel Hill, Tenn., formerly of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010. He is survived by his sisters, Jo (Eddie) Jones of Westmoreland, Patricia Lones of Red Boiling Springs; half sister, Brenda Wix of Westmoreland; half brothers, Allen (Joann) Akin of Brentwood, Mike (Vicki) Akin of Chapel Hill. He is preceded in death by his parents, T.B. Harrison and Orilla Akin Harrison; brothers, Jimmy D. Harrison and Bobby Neal Harrison. Graveside service is 3 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2010, at Siloam Cemetery with interment following.
Buford Young Henson, age 91, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his daughters, Bonita Henson Akins of Westmoreland, Susan Henson Scott of Portland; son, Timothy Young Henson of Bethpage; brother, Bill Henson of Bethpage; grandchildren, Lisa Troutt of Westmoreland, Travis Akins of Portland, Christy Richardson of Westmoreland, Misty Stockdale of Portland, Amanda Briley of Portland, Dustin Scott of Portland, Hannah and Alyssa Henson of Westmoreland; seven great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Nadine McDaniel Henson; parents, Willie West and Minnie Pearson Henson; sisters, Lela Wilkerson, Edna Morgan, Frances Perry and Annie Carr; brothers, Murphy Henson and Louis Henson. Visitation with family is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, December 4, 2010, and 10 a.m., until 12 noon, Sunday, at the funeral home. Additional visitation is after 1 p.m., at the church. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, December 5, 2010, from Providence General Baptist Church with Bro. Ricky Duffer and Doyle Farris officiating. Interment is at Providence Cemetery. Pallbearers are Travis Akins, Todd Akins, Mark Troutt, Lane Troutt, Chase Troutt, Toby Richardson, Dustin Scott, Michael Briley and Blake Huey. Mr. Henson was a member of Providence General Baptist Church. He was a World War II veteran and retired from Yale & Town as a Security Guard.
Jared Colby Holmes, age 16, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010. He is survived by his father, Jamie Holmes and girlfriend Sammantha Taylor, both of Westmoreland; mother, Pamela Fay Wyatt Holmes of Lafayette; sister, Katherine L. Fisher of Radcliff, Ky.; brothers, Cory Latt Likens of Gallatin, Jaden Taylor Holmes of Westmoreland, Travis Kelley of Lafayette; grandparents, Shep and Shirley Holmes, Katherine Holmes, all of Westmoreland; uncles, Rickie Holmes, Terry Holmes, both of Westmoreland; aunts, Loretta Cline, Gayle Parker, both of Westmoreland; step-father, Lannie Kelley of Lafayette. He is preceded in death by his cousin, Mary Holmes; great grandparents, Hurley and Viola Crook, J.C. and Reba Holmes; great grandfather, Beecher Wyatt. Visitation is 12 noon until 9 p.m., Friday, November 5, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, and after 9 a.m., Sunday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. David Mitchell officiating. Interment is at New Hope Cemetery. Jared attended Westmoreland High School. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in the form of donations to Jared’s Funeral Expenses. These can be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
Wendell Oliver Holmes, age 69, of Westmoreland, passed away Monday, November 22, 2010, at Skyline Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Irene Crook Holmes (married March 27, 1958) of Westmoreland; daughter, Ruby Jean Holmes Nuckols of Portland; sons, Bill Holmes of Bethpage, Wendell Holmes, Jr., of Westmoreland; brothers, Shep Holmes of Westmoreland, Johnny Holmes of Alabama, Jerry Holmes of Westmoreland, Jimmy Holmes of North Carolina, Tommy Holmes of Westmoreland, Willie Holmes of Westmoreland, Larry Holmes of Portland; sisters, Martha Tinsley of Hartsville, Brenda Simpson of Gallatin, Melba York of Westmoreland, Wanda Christine Wade of Gallatin; four grandchildren; one great grandchild. He is preceded in death by his parents, J.C.“Popcorn” and Reba Butler Holmes; sister, Helen Moss; brother, Jewell Holmes. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at the funeral home, and after 9 a.m., Wednesday, at the church. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010, from Lakeside Church of God of Prophecy with Bro. Glenn Creasy officiating. Interment is at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Mr. Holmes attended Hartsville Church of God of Prophecy. He retired from Sunbelt/Timbar Company, and he currently served on the Westmoreland Town Council.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in the form of donations to the Westmoreland Civil Defense or the Parkinsons Research Foundation in memory of Mr. Wendell Holmes.   
Shirley A. Jones, age 68, of Westmoreland, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her sons, Earnest Burton (Cindy) Jones of Adolphus, Ky., Jackie Lee (Sherry) Jones of Westmoreland; brothers, Gerald, Mark and Mike Jessup, all of Shelbyville, Ind.; sister, Carolyn Hurley of Shelbyville, Ind.; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jamie) Dishman of Adolphus, Ky., Earnest “EJ” B. Jones Jr., of Adolphus, Ky.; step-grandson, Christopher Fleming of Westmoreland; great grandchildren, Jamie, Jakeup and Jordan Disman; special friends, Deloris Caldwell “Tootsie Mama”, Vaughn Cothron, Ketenia Groves. She is preceded in death by her parent, Stewart and Mary Ruth Roan Jessup; husband, Burton L. Jones. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010, and after 10 a.m., Wednesday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Ferrell officiating. Interment is at Rippy Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jamie Dishman, Jimmy Graves, Bill Hartman, Chris Fleming, K.C. Brackin and Clayton Jones. Mrs. Jones retired from Fleetwood Homes. The family would like to say a special thank you to each and everyone at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilition Center for providing such excellent care to their loved one.
Annie Lois Keen, age 92, of Gallatin, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Black of Gallatin; grandson, William L. Black (Charisna) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole Black of Pittsburgh, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Chester Garfield Troutt; mother, Celia Slayton Troutt; husband, S.B. Keen; brother, Garland Troutt, Jr.; sisters, Nancie Lavera Troutt Gregory, Lillian Ivy Troutt Martin; great grandson, Trance Masten Black. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, and after 10 a.m., Monday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Monday, November 22, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Gregory officiating. Interment is at Crestview Memorial Park.
Heilon Kepley, age 79, of Portland, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Betty Geraldine Rich Kepley of Portland; daughter, Betty Jo Kepley of Portland; grandson, John (Brook) Kepley of Nashville; granddaughter, Amanda (Nathan) Fuller of Westmoreland; great grandchildren, Zoey Fuller, Matthew Fuller, Sloane Kepley; brother, Willard (Sadie) Kepley of Franklin, Ky.; sister, Virginia (Eugene) Garrett of Pozeyville, Ind.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Thurman Moore and Gladys Irene Mayhew Kepley; son, Dana Kepley.  Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday,. and 8 a.m., until service time Saturday.  Funeral service is 10 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Braswell officiating.  Interment is at Providence Cemetery.  Mr. Kepley retired from the United States Postal Service after 34 years. He was a member of Providence General Baptist Church.
Flora Lee Reed Kunstman, age 41, of Lebanon, formerly of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, August 27, 2010. She is survived by her husband, John William Kunstman of Lebanon; daughters, Nycole (Jeremy) Phillips of Bethpage; son, Josh Reed of Bethpage; parents, Merlin and Amanda Workman Nelson of Westmoreland; sisters, Lora (Nicky) Biggers of Bethpage, Ollie (Eddie) Fowler of Gallatin.  Visitation is 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 31, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Wednesday.   Funeral service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home. Interment is at New Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers are Hoyt Hale, Dave Harris, Chad Lester, Randy Carter, Richard Haney and Ronnie Maynor. Mrs. Kunstman was employed by the Trousdale Emergency Management Services and worked very earnestly to save lives.
Idella Creasy Lambert, age 94, of Westmoreland, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010, at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her grandson, David Dail of Florida; granddaughters, JoEllen and Sharron, both of Georgia; brother, Fred Creasy of Westmoreland; sister, Janice McMurtry of Westmoreland; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Myrtle Goad Creasy; husband, Odell Lambert; daughter, Mary Jo Dail; brothers and sisters, Nora Smith, J.W. Creasy, Claude Creasy, Frances Dorris, Willie Mae Lucas and Charles Creasy. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Thursday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home Bro. John Barnes and Bro. Donald Key officiating. Interment is at Fairfield Cemetery. Mrs. Lambert was a member of New Vision Ministries.
Fannie Sue Brown Leath, age 81, of Westmoreland, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2010, at her residence.  She is survived by her daughters, Cherry Creasy of Gallatin, Debra Donahoe of Westmoreland; sons, Bobby Troutt of Westmoreland, Billy Duffer of Castalian Springs; brothers, E.C. Brown of Indianapolis, Ind., Billy Brown of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Nellie Gray Angel Brown; husband, Billy Augusta Leath; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Carter, Marie Fleming; brother, Junior Brown.  Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2010, and 9 a.m., until service time Wednesday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Emery officiating.  Interment is at Providence Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Bill Duffer, Davis Hunter, Jonathon Hunter, Lee Hunter and Joe Leath.  Mrs. Leath was a member of Providence General Baptist Church. She retired from Genesco Corporation.
Annie Mae Loftis, age 84, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her sons, Clifford (Carol) Loftis of Portland, David (Donna) Loftis of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Kerry Loftis of Portland, Marie Loftis of Scottsville, Ky., John Loftis of Antioch, Tenn., James Loftis of Westmoreland; brothers, Odell Clark of Westmoreland, Charlie Clark of Westmoreland. She is preceded in death by her husband, Johnny S. Loftis; parents, Andrew J. and Clara V. Perry Clark; brother, Billy Clark. Visitation is 12 noon until 9 p.m., Sunday, December 12, 2010, and after 8 a.m., Monday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Monday, Decmeber 13, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home. Interment is at Rippy Cemetery. Mrs. Loftis was a member of Providence General Baptist Church in Westmorelan
Carl Meador, age 75, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Eva M. Kepley Meador of Westmoreland; daughters, Wanda Linder of Gallatin, Patty Johnson of Scottsville, Ky., Sandra Fisher of Hartsville; son, Terry Meador of Westmoreland; sister, Katie Trisdale of Hartsville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Vena Thompson Meador; sisters, Mable Daniels and Ruby Williams; brothers, Jessie Meador and Dean Meador; grandchild, Justin Fisher. Visitation is 6 p.m., until 9 p.m,. Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m., until service time Monday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Monday, May 10, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Thompson and Bro. Guthrie Gregory officiating. Interment is at Bradley Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Meador was a member of Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church. He served his country in the Army. Mr. Meador was employed as the Director of Training and retired as a Truck Driver Instructor.
Carolyn Sue Morrow, age 59, of Westmoreland, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her residence. She is survived by her daughter, Dana Bivins of Westmoreland; sister, Rita Copas of Westmoreland; brothers, Jerry Burton of Bethpage, Jimmy Burton of Westmoreland, Donald Burton of Lavergne; grandchildren, Morgan and Autumn Bivins, both of Westmoreland. She is preceded in death by her parents, Pollard and Ruby Perdue Burton; sister, Wanda Farley. Visitation is 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2010, and 9 a.m., until service time Tuesday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jackie Farley, Tim Farley, James Farley, Christopher Farley, Johnny Farley and Lex Lane.
Melvin Niziolek, age 78, of Lafayette, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Hendersonville Medical Center. He is survived by his daughters, Julie Jones of Westmoreland, Gayle Freeman of Fruitport, Mich.; sons, Scott Niziolek of Illinois, Wade Niziolek of Charolettsville, Va., Cary Niziolek of Charolettsville, Va.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Rose Barren Niziolek; sons, Mark and Todd Niziolek. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or service. Disposition of remains is by cremation. Mr. Niziolek was born to the late Peter and Rose Barren Niziolek in Alma Park, Illinois. He retired as a telephone engineer. He served his country in the U.S. Marines.
Billy Benjamin Pease, age 87, of Bethpage, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Woods Pease of Bethpage; daughter, Patricia (Bud) Blankenship of Westmoreland; sons, Benjamin and Michael Pease of Bethpage, Matthew Pease of Bowling Green, Ky.; two grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Dorothy Pease; son, Timothy Pease; brother, Marshall Pease; sister, Ruth Pease.  Visitation is 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Monday.  Funeral service is 1 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Herbert Franklin and Bro. Brian Morgan officiating.  Interment is at Blue Door Cemetery in Mitchellville, Tenn.  Mr. Pease retired from the U. S. Navy and the Town of Westmoreland.
Johnie Phillips, age 83, of the Green Grove community in Macon County and formerly of Odessa, Tex., passed away on October 28, 2010, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived locally by her son, Ronny (Gail) Phillips; grandchildren, Calab (Joanna) Wix, Shealaena (Bobby) Ward, Wendy (Mark) Barker; special friends, Russell and Shelly Estes and Myra Branham; great grandchildren Ashley, Harley, Jacquelyn and Kaden.   She is survived in Texas by her niece, Toni (David)  Miles and their children, Kira and Brody; grandchildren, Sharon (Kyle) Carver, Deborah (Larry) Adams, Branda (Mark) Wheelock, Brain (Kim) Phillips, Renea (James) McDowell, Cindy Phillips; 12 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Williams and Roxie Rose Williams; son, Billy Phillips. Visitation is after 12 noon, Sunday, October 31, 2010. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, October 31, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Doyle Farris  and Bro. Russell Estes officiating. Interment is at Green Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.  These memorals may also be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
John Reese, age 81, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Pauline Reese of Westmoreland; brother, Billy Reese of Bethpage.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Thornhill and Linnie Jackson Reese; brother, Herbert Reese; half brothers, Clarence, Clyde, William and Tollie Jackson, Carl Reese; half sisters,  Ruby Reese and Lois Jackson.  Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2009, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, and 10 a.m., until service time Tuesday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Leon Graves officiating.  Interment is at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Gallatin.  Mr. Reese retired from the Texas Boot Factory.
Ruby Adeline Rippy, age 100, of Bethpage, passed away Friday, March 5, 2010, at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation.  She is survived by her grandchildren, Laura (Nicky) Booker of Bethpage, Sonya (Keith) Troutt of Bethpage, Cynthia (Phillip) Yankee of Portland, Scott A. (Debbie) Rippy of Bethpage, James (Vickie) Rippy of Bethpage, Lisa Rippy of Portland, Tracy (Phillip) Hill of Bethpage, Stacey (Ben) Crudupof Bethpage; sister, Lassie Rippy of Bethpage.  She is preceded in death by her son, Scott A. Rippy; parents, Charlie Neil and Louella Graves Rippy; sisters, Cassie Hammock, Carrie Akins, Iva Troutt, Ida Cline and Eva Cline; brothers, Willie Rippy, Virgil Rippy, Homer Rippy, Clarence Rippy and Oscar Rippy.  Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, March 6, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Sunday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, March 7, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Emery officiating.  Interment is at Fairfield Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Jerry Rippy, Harold Carter, Keith Troutt, Nicky Booker, Phillip Yankee and Phillip Hill.  She attended the old Providence School as a young girl and retired from farming.
David Allen Rittenberry, age 52, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, November 19, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Mabel Ruth Montgomery of Tennessee Ridge, Tenn.; son, Solomon Lee Carter of Macon County; daughter, Gretchen Rittenberry of Westmoreland; brothers, Danny Rittenberry of Gallatin, Billy Rittenberry of Jasksonville, Fla., Tim Rittenberry of Westmoreland. He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Rittenberry; grandmother, Ethelyn Rittenberry. Mr. Rittenberry was a United States Army National Guard and Navy Veteran.  No public visitation, service nor disposition is planned.
Margaret Agnes Adcock Robertson, age 80, of Bethpage, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2010, at her residence.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Charles) Scruggs of Bethpage; sons, Steve (Brenda) Robertson of Lafayette, Gordon (Daisy) Robertson of Westmoreland; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Beatrice Carter, Wanda Johnson, Norris Hammock, all of Westmoreland, Sarah Escue and Judy (Slim) Hughes, both of Bethpage; brothers, Kenneth (Jean) Adcock of Bethpage, Aaron (Sue) Adcock of Westmoreland.  She is preceded in death by her husband, J. B. (Buddy) Robertson; parents, James Louis and Sarah Norris Adcock; son, Calvin Wayne Robertson; brothers, Leonard, Raymond and Earl Louis Adcock.  Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Monday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Dean Linville officiating.  Interment is at Bradley Cemetery in Bethpage.  Mrs. Robertson retired from General Electric Corporation and was a volunteer at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Edward Allen Shrum, age 79, of Castalian Springs, passed away Friday, January 15, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his son, Gary (Ladonna) Shrum of Cornelus, N.C.; daughter, Darlene Lynn (Jessie) of Westmoreland; brothers, Jessie Shrum of Westmoreland, Dewey (Linda) Shrum of Gallatin; sisters, Louise Vantrease of Westmoreland, Lucille (Dink) Thompson of Westmoreland, Betty Ann (Jim) Gregory of Portland, Gail (Pat) Eller of Westmoreland; grandsons, Robert and Matt Shrum; granddaughters, Angel (Scott) Moran, Krista (Tony) Scruggs, Roxanne Jenkins (J.R.) Dunlap.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John Allen and Lillian Thompson Shrum; brother, Cecil Shrum; sister, Frances Earlene Shrum.  Visitation is 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2010, and 11 a.m., until service time Sunday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Gregory and Bro. C. L. “Dee” Russell officiating.  Interment is at Bradley Cemetery.  Mr. Shrum retired from General Electric.
Lola Beatrice Smith, age 85, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her sons, Aubrey G. Morris of Westmoreland, Roger D. Morris of Westmoreland; daughters, Patricia Morris of Manchester, Christina Cawthron of Shelbyville; sisters, Sarah Carter of Nashville, Lucille Lofton of Nashville, Wilma Morrison of Westmoreland; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Lona Anderson Carter; husband, William Smith; son, Randell Morris; daughter, Linda Sue Morris; brother, Everett Gene Carter. Visitation is 12 noon until 9 p.m., Friday, April 2, 2010, and 8 a.m., until service time, Saturday. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. David Scruggs officiating. Graveside service and interment is 4 p.m., Saturday, April 4, 2010, at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Manchester, Tenn., with Bro. Benny Benjamin officiating. Pallbearers are Michael Morris, Johnny Morris, Andrew Morris, Patrick Rollings and Daniel Cawthron. Mrs. Smith retired from Miss Bea’s Daycare (Mama B’s). She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Reba J. Morris Smith, age 61, of Lafayette, formerly of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Penny (Jim) Morgan of Hillsborough, N.C., Lisa Rosa of Hendersonville, Deborah Garrison of Powder Springs, Ga.; sons, Gordon (Kim) Morris of Bethpage, Jeff Morris of Gallatin; sisters, Georgia Thompson of Bethpage, Lillian Galbraith of Gallatin; father of her children, William Morris of Bethpage; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe and Ruby M. Brooks Crook; sisters, Patricia Newberry, Jane Huntsman, Beatrice Farley, Judy Templeton, Betty Cook. Visitation is 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, November 7, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, and after 9 a.m., Tuesday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Carver officiating. Interment is at Bradley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bobby Morris, Jr., Gordon Farley, Brian Gregory, Glen Morris and Cody Chisman. Mrs. Smith was formerly employed by Friendship Home Health. She attended White Plains Methodist Church and Garretts Creek Church.
Sallie Young Smith, age 85, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010, at Gallatin Health Care. She is survived by her nieces, Nellie Summers and Kathy Hardin, both of Gallatin; nephews, Earl Young of Hartsville, Willie Lee Young of Michigan, Ricky Young of Kentucky, Lee Young of Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Cora Leach Young; husband, Willie Smith. Visitation is 9 a.m., until service time on Thursday. Funeral service is 1 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Huntsman officiating. Interment is at Forrest Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions for Mrs. Smith’s funeral expenses. These donations can be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
Tracye Michelle Smith, age 44, of Lafayette, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010, at her residence.  She is survived by her husband, Harley Smith of Lafayette; mother, Judy Puckett of Gallatin; son, Joshua McGee of Lafayette; daughter, Stacie Johnson Parker of Gallatin; sister, Stephanie Castle of New Hampshire; brothers, Scott Jones of Bedford, S.C., Ricky Galloway of Florida; eight step grandchildren.  Visitation is 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, January 11, 2010, and 9 a.m., until service time Tuesday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Leon Graves officiating.  Interment is at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Mary Belle Spears, age 89, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by her daugher, Barbara (Kenneth) Beasley of Gallatin; sons, Bobby (Wanda) Spears of Westmoreland, Harold (Ann) Spears of Gallatin, James (Jeri) Spears of Gallatin, William (Brenda) Spears of Gallatin; sisters, Violet Winter and Lille Jo Pope, both of Bethpage; brother, Kenneth Escue of Portland; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam A. and Martha Frances Carter Escue; husband, William Bascom Spears; grandson, Shannon Beasley; brothers, Fred, Owen, Nathan and Albert Escue; sisters, Oma Jewell Whited and Bertha Escue . Visitation is 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2010, 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m., until service time Sunday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Don Curtis and Bro. C. L. Russell officiating. Interment is at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Pallbearers are Stacye Beasley, Heath Spears, Brian Spears, Kevin Spears, Thomas Spears and Sjon-Paul Conyer. Mrs. Spears retired from Gary Manufacturing. She was a member of Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church.
Dennis Edward Strong, age 54, of Westmoreland, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2010, at his residence.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Strong of Westmoreland; sister, Londa Strong of North Carolina; brothers-in-law, Tony (Donna) Sewell of Kentucky, Kenny (Kay) Sewell of Kentucky, Delmar (Gina) Sewell, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Delmar Gina Sewell of Kentucky; six nieces; one nephew; seven great nieces; one great nephew.  Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, March 21, 2010, and 10 a.m., until service time Monday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2010, from Jubilee Worship Center, Westmoreland, with Bro. Leroy Crouch officiating.  Interment is at Eulia Cemetery.  Pallbearers are Matt Scholl, Gene Hauskins, Tracy Bray, William Shockley, Mike Compton, Gordon Farley, Kyle Gregory, Bobby Clark, Andy Leath.  Honorary pallbearers are members of Tennessee #1 Odd Fellows and Banner #6 Rebekah, and Leland “Amos Moses” Bray.  Mr. Strong is a member of Jubilee Worship Center and belongs to Tennessee #1 Odd Fellows & Banner #6 Rebekah.
Hawk Suddarth, age 11, of Bethpage, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his parents, Joe and Bridgett Sweat Suddarth of Bethpage; brother, Quannah Suddarth of Bethpage; paternal grandmother, Barbara Suddarth of Bethpage; maternal grandmother, Nola Colleen Sweat of Algood, Tenn.; maternal grandfather, Roy Edward Sweat of Sparta, Tenn. Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, May 27, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, and after 9 a.m., Saturday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment is at Old Brush Cemetery, Portland, Tenn. Pallbearers are Wayne Wix, Sage Keen, Rudy Lamb, Mark Suddarth, Steve Keen and James J.J. Suddarth. Hawk was a fifth grade student at North Sumner Elementary School.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the Hawk Suddarth Memorial Fund at Citizen’s Bank in Westmoreland or to Woodard Funeral Home to help pay for funeral expenses.
Thelma Dean Thomason, age 71, of Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Thomason of Westmoreland; daughters, Gail (Bob) Raybourn of Clarksville, Patricia (Les) Roberts of Lafayette, Tina (Chris) Carter Thomason of Hendersonville; son, Fredrick Thomason of Westmoreland; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters, Cassie Green of Gallatin, Edith Warren of Rossville, Ga., Ann Mungle of Hartsville; brothers, Jack Satterfield of Lafayette, Ray Satterfield of Lebanon.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Mitchell and Mary Cannon Satterfield; son, Kenneth Dale Thomason; brother, Roy Satterfield; sister, Eva Mae Davis.  Visitation is 3 p.m., until 7 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010, 1 p.m., until 7 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m., until service time Sunday.  Funeral service is 1 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Gregory officiating.  Interment is at Eulia Cemetery.  Mrs. Thomason was a dedicated, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a housewife.
Effie Lucille Thompson, age 82, of the Bransford Community, Westmoreland, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Romas Lee “Dink” Thompson of Westmoreland; sisters, Louise Vantrease of Westmoreland, Betty (Jim) Gregory of Portland, Gail (Pat) Eller of Westmoreland; brothers, Jesse Shrum of Westmoreland, Dewey (Linda) Shrum of Gallatin. She is preceded in death by her son, Romas Lee “Junior” Thompson; parents, John Allen and Effie Lillian Thompson Shrum; brothers, Edward Shrum and Cecil Shrum; sister, Frances Earline Shrum. Visitation is 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, August 28, 2010, and after 9 a.m., Sunday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, August 29, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. C.L. Russell and Bro. Pat Eller officiating. Interment is at Bradley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Randy Shrum, Ricky Shrum, David Shrum, Robert Eller, Anthony Herald and Adam Herald. Mrs. Thompson was a faithful member of Buffalo Springs Missionary Baptist Church for 55 years. Her profession in life was being a loving wife, mother and sister.
Betty Joyce Williams, age 59, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Lois Tuttle Williams of Westmoreland; sister, Diane Thorton of Livingston, Tenn.; brothers, Glenn (Virginia) Williams of Westmoreland, Harold Williams of Lebanon, Tenn., Mike (Denise) Williams of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Mark Williams of Westmoreland, Ricky Williams of Cross Plains, Tenn.  She is  preceded in death by her father, O.C. Williams.  Visitation is 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2010, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m., until service time Sunday.  Funeral service is 2 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Thompson and Bro. Guthrie Gregory officiating.  Interment is at Sumner Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers are Terry Tuttle, Earl Ralph Templeton, Randell Templeton, Danny Williams, Bobby West and David Brown.  Honorary pallbearers are Lucas Williams, Matthew Williams and Colby Williams.  Mrs. Williams was employed at Mike’s Food Value in Westmoreland.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make donations to the Westmoreland Food Bank.
Virginia L. Williams, age 77, of Westmoreland, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She is survived by her sons, Glenn (Virginia) Williams of Westmoreland, Harold Williams of Lebanon, Mark Williams of Murfreesboro, Mike Denise) Williams of Westmoreland, Ricky Williams of Springfield; daughter, Diane Williams of Livingston, Tenn.; sisters, Ruth Clark of Mississippi, Sarah Calla of Gallatin; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jessie James and Velma Hyde Tuttle; husband, O.C. Williams; daughter, Betty Williams. Visitation is 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, and 9 a.m., until service time Saturday. Funeral service is 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Guthrie Gregory and Bro. Guthrie Thompson officiating. Interment is at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Williams retired from Gary Manufacturing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make donations to the charity of your choice.
Danny Earl Wilson, age 49, of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at his home. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Elva Mae and Billy Frye of Westmoreland; wife, Amanda Odom Wilson of Lafayette; daughter, Amy Bell of Westmoreland; sons, Kerry Wilson of Westmoreland, Phillip Wilson of Portland, Daniel Wilson of Lafayette, Thomas Wilson of Lafayette and Josh Cook of Portland; step-daughters, Trisha and Brianna Jones of Lafayette; sisters, Sharron Smith of Westmoreland, Vickie Hudson of Westmoreland, Sylvia Wilson of Westmoreland, Joetta Moore of Scottsville, Ky., Cindy Bentle of Lafayette, Marquitta Newell of Lafayette; brothers, Travis Wilson of Westmoreland, Bill Wilson of Lafayette, Michael Wilson of Lafayette; step-brother, Wayne Adams of Lafayette; step-sister, Juanita Keen of Westmoreland; 11 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lewis Wilson; daughter, Brandi Wilson. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2010, at Woodard Funeral Home, and after 9 a.m., Saturday, at the church. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010, from the Lakeside Church of God with Bro. Leon Graves and Bro. Roy Shockley officiating. Interment is at Siloam Cemetery. Mr. Wilson attended Lakeside Church of God of Prophecy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in the form of donations to Mr. Wilson's Funeral Expenses. These can be made at the office of Woodard Funeral Home.
C.C. Woodard, age 89, of Bethpage, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Butler Woodard of Bethpage; daughters, Peggy Jenkins of Cookeville, Patsy (Richard) Ballard of Cookeville; sons, Jerry (Nancy) Woodard of Mt. Juliet, Steve (Jean) Woodard of LaVergne; brothers, Charles Woodard of Westmoreland, Glenn Woodard of Apoka, Fla.; step-daughters, Judy (Rick) Covington of Bethpage, Kaye (Bennie) Meador of Bethpage; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil C. and Nirma Dickens Woodard; first wife, Sybil Winfree Woodard; son, Ronnie Woodard; sister, Alberta Griffen; brother, H.E. Woodard; son-in-law, David Jenkins. Visitation is 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2010, at Woodard Funeral Home. Remains are forwarded to Bass Funeral Home, Gordonsville, Tenn., where visitation is 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 8, 2010, and 2 p.m., until service time Sunday. Funeral service is 4 p.m., Sunday, May 9, 2010, from the Chapel of Bass Funeral Home, Gordonsville, Tenn., with Bro. Charles Allen Gentry and Bro. Michael Nesbitt officiating. Interment is at Gordonsville Cemetery, Gordonsville, Tenn. Mr. Woodard retired from Yellow Freight Lines. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 480.
Charles W. Woodard, age 81, of Westmoreland, passed away Friday, May 21, 2010, at Skyline Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Clark Woodard of Westmoreland; son, Danny (Jackie) Woodard of Elmwood, Tenn.; grandchild, Deanna (Michael) Cowan of Elmwood, Tenn.; great grandchildren, Kayla and Emily Cowan of Elmwood, Tenn.; stepsons, Judson Clark of Westmoreland, Mark Clark of Hartsville; stepdaughter, Karen Luhrs of Hartsville; brother, Glen Woodard of Apoka, Fla. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cecil C. and Nirma Dickens Woodard; first wife, Dean Harris Woodard; sister, Alberta Griffen; brother, C.C. Woodard and H.E. Woodard. Visitation is 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2010, at Woodard Funeral Home. Remains will be transported to Carthage, Tenn., where additional visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m., until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2010, and after 10 a.m., Sunday, at Sanderson Funeral Home. Funeral service is 3 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2010, from the Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home, 901 Main St. N., Carthage, Tenn., with Bro. Rickey Hall and Bro. Kenny Hensley officiating. Interment is at Smith County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Jerry Woodard, Steve Woodard, Larry Woodard, Jimmy Griffin, David Gross, Gary White, Eric Woodard and Benny Proffitt. Honorary pallbearers are Judson Clark, Mark Clark, Butch Luhrs, Jason Clark, Mike Clark, Landon Clark, Anthony Luhrs, Josh Luhrs, Jared Clark and Shawn Luhrs. Mr. Woodard was a United States Air Force veteran and was a member of Chestnut Mound Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Tennessee Pride.
Ricky Wayne Woodard, age 55, of Westmoreland, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Judy Elaine Jiles Woodard of Westmoreland; daughter, Nicole Woodard Graves of Westmoreland; granddaughter, Kalista Graves of Westmoreland; brother, Larry (Josie) Woodard of Lexington, Ky.; sisters, Joyce (Bill) Smith of Gallatin, Linda (Calvin) Collins of Gallatin, Doris (Edward) Smith of Bethpage, Karen (Chubby) Simons of Westmoreland, Janice Stinson of Westmoreland; mother-in-law, Frances Jiles of Westmoreland. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Holly Fran Woodard; parents, H.E. and Nellie Woodard; brother, Buddy Woodard; father-in-law, Hubert Jiles; uncles, C.C. Woodard and Charles Woodard. Visitation is 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2010, 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, and after 9 a.m., Wednesday. Funeral service is 2 p.m., Wednesday June 23, 2010, from The Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Doyle Farris and Bro. Dewayne Oldham officiating. Interment is at Eulia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to one of the following: Eulia Cemetery, American Cancer Society, Westmoreland Church of Christ or Westmoreland Public Library.

Ricky Woodard lived most all of his life in Westmoreland. He graduated from Westmoreland High School. He married Judy Jiles, and they were to celebrate their 34th anniversary on June 25, 2010. They had two children, Holly, who departed this life as a toddler, and Nicole Woodard Graves; and one granddaughter, Kalista, who really brought the twinkle to his eyes.

After the death of his daughter Holly, he was encouraged to pursue a service to bereaved loved ones because of the special gift he had. Like his father-in-law, the late Hubert Jiles, Ricky had desired to one day be able to own something of his own.

For more than 30 years, Ricky worked for funeral homes in Westmoreland and Gallatin and earned his funeral director’s license in 1992.

In 1994, Ricky came home to work as director and manager of the newly built funeral home of Anderson and Goad. In 1996, he became part owner of the funeral home.

Then, in March 2006, Ricky and Judy purchased Woodard Funeral Home, Inc., which became a locally owned and operated business; and a dream became a reality, which was received and supported well by the community.

Ricky was the owner, director, and manager of Woodard Funeral Home, Inc., was a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce, served as Mayor for the Town of Westmoreland for 10 years and was in City Government for 22 years, and he served on numerous boards and committees. He was a member of the Westmoreland Rotary, Westmoreland Lions Club and Westmoreland High School Advisory Board.

Ricky contributed greatly to the City of Westmoreland, Sumner County and his Community, and he will be greatly missed by all.