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Transcribed and submitted by: E. J. & C. L. Keen

Source: Original Records

 2nd January 1977 - 26th December 1977

Deceased: Merle Clara Hall
Date of Death: Jan 2, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Smith's Trailer Court, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 1, 1899
Age: 77 yrs., 6 mo., 1 day
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: George Hall
Name of Father: Jack Cates
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Lyles
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Halden W. Hooper, M.D.
Informant: Ruth Wilburn  Address: 1128 Market St., Cincinnati, OH
Service Date: Jan 4, 1977  Time: 10am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Audie G. Smith
Date of Death: Jan 8, 1977
Place of Death: V. A. Hospital, Memphis, TN
Last Residence: 245 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 27, 1918
Age: 58 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Truck Driver
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Walter Smith
Maiden Name of Mother: Ora Gammons
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Goodman, Memphis
Informant: Billy Ray Smith  Address: Rt 1, Adair, OK  74330
Service Date: Jan 11, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: 
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Zelda Jayne Tuttle Sadler
Date of Death: Jan 23, 1977
Place of Death: Gallatin Medical Center
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Allen Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Jul 24, 1915
Age: 61 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Dewey Vernon Sadler
Name of Father: Robert Tuttle
Maiden Name of Mother: Samantha Emma Lou Graves
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Robert Webster
Informant: Phillip Sadler & Forest Sadler  Address: 
Service Date: Jan 25, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Sadler   Location: 
Additional Information:  Phillip Sadler, Rt 4, Box 147, Westmoreland, no phone.

Deceased: Sammie Wilson Keen
Date of Death: Jan 28, 1977
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Pleasant Grove Rd., Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 10, 1893
Age: 83 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Minnie Cliburn
Name of Father: Ezekiel Keen
Maiden Name of Mother: Ardelia Rippy
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. G. L. Holmes, Lafayette, TN
Informant: Mr. C
(orbit). H(arold). Keen (son) Address: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Jan 30, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Emma Watkins
Date of Death: Feb 3, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Pleasant Grove Rd., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: KY
Date of Birth:  May 4, 1887
Age: 89 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Dennis D. Watkins
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Lloyd Brown, Gallatin
Informant: William A. Watkins  Address: Rt 2, Box 8, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Feb 5, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Gallatin City   Location: Gallatin, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Etheleen Creasy
Date of Death: Feb 7, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 269, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 1, 1919
Age: 57 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Single
Usual Occupation: Homemaker
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Ernest Creasy
Maiden Name of Mother: Bessie O'Neal
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Thomas F. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Bessie O'Neal Creasy  Address: Rt 4, Box 269, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Feb 10, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Residence
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Etheleen Creasy, age 57, of Rt 4, Westmoreland, died Feb 7, 1977 at Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin after a long illness.  Born in Sumner County she was a lifetime resident of that area.  She was a homemaker.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb 10, 1977 at 11am at her home on the old 31E Hwy. by Rev. Joe Hargis.  Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  She was a member of the General Baptist.  Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bessie O'Neal Creasy of Westmoreland, two brothers, Woodby Creasy of Westmoreland and Rev. Arnet Creasy of Gallatin.

Deceased: Julie Hester Pike
Date of Death: Feb 14, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: 1206 E. Maraland St., Evansville, IN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 11, 1896
Age: 80 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Harve Pike
Name of Father: E. D. Stinson
Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah Jenkins
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Carl Pike, Sr.  Address: Rt 3, Box 71, Portland, TN  37418
Service Date: Feb 16, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: (Obit)  Mrs. Julie Hester Pike, 80, died Monday February 14, at her residence in Evansville, IN, following an extended illness.  She was a housewife.  Survivors include three sons, Carl Pike, Portland, Walter Pike, Chesapeake, VA and Jim Pike, Evansville; two daughters, Mrs. Florine Dye and Mrs. Mary Frank Adams, both of Evansville; two brothers, Homer Stinson and Haden Stinson of Westmoreland; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Bentle, Mrs. Jennie Kirby and Miss Effie May Stinson, all of Westmoreland and Mrs. Ruth McIntyre, Evansville; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  The funeral was at 1pm Wednesday, February 16, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland.  Burial was in Eulia Cemetery.

Deceased: Aulton B. Cline
Date of Death: Feb 16, 1977
Place of Death: Allen County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 276, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 22, 1916
Age: 60 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Lock Assembly at lock factory
Name of Spouse: Flora D. Calvert
Name of Father: Willie Cline
Maiden Name of Mother: Arvie Miller
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Halcomb, Scottsville
Informant: Mrs. Flora D. Cline  Address: Rt 4, Box 276
Service Date: Feb 18, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: Fairfield   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Mary Estelle Creasy
Date of Death: Feb 17, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: 207 Ross St., Gallatin, TN  37066
Birthplace: Sumner County
Date of Birth:  Feb 29, 1924
Age: 52 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Rev. Arnet Creasy
Name of Father: James Robert Carter
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Ann Tuttle
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Brown, Gallatin
Informant: Rev. Arnet Creasy  Address: 207 Ross St., Gallatin
Service Date: Feb 19, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Turners Station
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Charles Franklin Warren
Date of Death: Feb 17, 1977
Place of Death: St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville
Last Residence: P.O. Box 465, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Davidson Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 14, 1947
Age: 30 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Service Station Operator
Name of Spouse: MAry Wix
Name of Father: Robert Warren
Maiden Name of Mother: Ellen Crunk
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Stan Sanders, Nashville, TN
Informant: Mary Wix Warren  Address: P.O. Box 465, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Feb 19, 1977  Time: 3pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Shrum   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Burnard Ellis Lyle
Date of Death: Mar 8, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Sep 7, 1891
Age: 85 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Etta Borders
Name of Father: Fount Lyle
Maiden Name of Mother: Etta Leath
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Etta B. Lyle  Address: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Mar 10, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit -
Westmoreland World 17 March 1977) Burnard E. Lyles, 85, of Route 4, Westmoreland died Tuesday, March 8, 1977 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was a retired farmer.  Mr. Lyles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Etta Lyles; a brother, Murl Lyles of Louisville, Kentucky; two half-sisters, Mrs. Opal Brooks of Portland and Mrs. Nettie Hanner of Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Thursday, March 10, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with burial in the Eulia Cemetery.

Deceased: Ezra Noah Meador
Date of Death: Mar 10, 1977
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 174, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Sep 17, 1886
Age: 90 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Amanda Walton
Name of Father: J. W. Meador
Maiden Name of Mother: Amanda Dixon
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Holmes, Lafayette, TN
Informant: Mrs. Everette Lyles  Address: Rt 1, Box 174, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Mar 12, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Eulia
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Ezra N. Meador, 90 of Route 1, Westmoreland, died Thursday March 10, 1977, at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette after a short llness. He was a retired farmer.  Mr. Meador is survived by four sons, Earl Meador of Indianapolis, Indiana; Burton Meador of St. Petersburg, Florida; Oder Meador of Westmoreland and Odel Meador of Fountain Run, Kentucky; two daughters, Mrs. Everette Lyles of Westmoreland and Mrs. Tommy Wix of Scottsville, Kentucky; forty-four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; as well as several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 12, at the Eulia General Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland was in charge of arrangements.

Deceased: Mack Bosley Graves
Date of Death: Mar 17, 1977
Place of Death: Indianapolis, IN
Last Residence: 4502 N. Dearborn St., Indianapolis, IN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 4, 1883
Age: 93 yrs
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Annie E. Hodges
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: Rachael Land
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Mrs. A. C. Akins  Address: 144 Sunset Dr., Gallatin, TN  37066
Service Date: Mar 19, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Forest Chapel   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit -
Westmoreland World, 24 March 1977)  Mack B. Graves, 93, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana and a native of Sumner County, died Thursday, March 17, 1977 in Community Hospital in that city following a brief illness. He was a farmer.  Survivors include two sons, Johnny Graves of Westmoreland and Dan Ray Graves of Indianapolis, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Ora Bell Keen of Westmoreland; Mrs. Frank Pearson of Indianapolis, Indiana and Mrs. A.C. Akins of Gallatin; twenty-nine grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren.  Funeral service were held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 19, at Alexander Funeral Home with burial in Forest Chapel Cemetery.

Deceased: Clara Pearl Bronner
Date of Death: Mar 20, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: 312 Hickory, Gallatin, TN  37066
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 22, 1907
Age: 69 yrs.
Color, Sex: Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Lloyd Bronner
Name of Father: James J. Borders
Maiden Name of Mother: Victoria Harrison
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carey, Gallatin
Informant: Mrs. Lela Lane  Address: 201 Cemetery St., Gallatin, TN  37066
Service Date: Mar 21, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  Minister:  C. D. Miller (Obit -
Westmoreland World, 24 March 1977) Mrs. Pearl Bronner, 69 of Gallatin, died Sunday, March 20, 1977 at Sumner County Memorial Hospital. She was a housewife.  Survivors include one brother, Arthur Borders of Westmoreland; four sisters, Mrs. Belle Leath of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; Mrs. Myrtle Tuttle and Mrs. Lela Lane, both of Gallatin and Mrs. Etta Lyles of Westmoreland.  Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Monday, March 21, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Eulia Cemetery.

Deceased: Lillie Myrtle Cates
Date of Death: Mar 24, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Bethpage, TN  37022
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 9, 1905
Age: 71 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Ernest F. Cates, age 75
Name of Father: Merridth Troutt
Maiden Name of Mother: Hester N. Harrison
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Webster, Gallatin
Informant: Ernest F. Cates  Address: Rt 2, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date: Mar 26, 1977  Time: 10am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: David Christopher Cox
Date of Death: Mar 29, 1977
Place of Death: DOA Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Smith Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 28, 1975
Age: 2 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male 
Marital Status: 
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: David Cordell Cox
Maiden Name of Mother: Freda Dias
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Joe David Cox, Gallatin
Informant: David Cordell Cox  Address: Rt 3, Westmoreland c/o Zelma Griffin
Service Date: Mar 31, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Roberts Tabernacle
Name of Cemetery: Mt. Olivet   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: James Estle Ritchie
Date of Death: Apr 6, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 226, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Breathitt Co., KY
Date of Birth:  May 3, 1907
Age: 69 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Construction
Name of Spouse: Edna Mae Holland
Name of Father: Henry Ritchie
Maiden Name of Mother: Lillie Foutch
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Edna Mae Holland Ritchie  Address: Rt 4, Box 226
Service Date: Apr 9, 1977  Time: 10am  Place:  Roberts Tabernacle
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit -
Westmoreland World) James Estle Ritchie, age 69, of Route 4, Westmoreland, TN 37186 died at his home on April 6, 1977. Born in Breathitt Co., KY, he was a retired carpenter. Funeral services were held on Saturday April 8, 1977 at 10am in the Roberts Tabernacle by Richard E. Davis. Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery in Westmoreland. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna Mae Ritchie of Westmoreland; six sons, James Ritchie, Jr., and David Ritchie of Dayton, OH, E. Howard Ritchie, Jack Ritchie, John Ritchie, all of Westmoreland and Ray Ritchie of Lakeland, FL; 5 daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Gentry, Mrs. Mary Naoma Donoff and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Blair all of Dayton, OH, Mrs. Carolyn Sue Lester of San Antonio, TX and Miss Lillie Gayle Ritchie of Westmoreland.

Deceased: Mallie Malissa Perry Norton
Date of Death: Apr 13, 1977
Place of Death: Nashville Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Bethpage, TN  37022
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Aug 31, 1935
Age: 41 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Lawnlite Furniture
Name of Spouse: Harold Norton
Name of Father: Bache B. Perry
Maiden Name of Mother: Audrey Gibbs
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Charles Beck, Madison
Informant: Harold G. Norton  Address: Rt 2, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date: Apr 15, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Crestview   Location: Gallatin
Additional Information:  (Obit) Mrs. Mallie Norton, 41, Rt 2, Bethpage, died Wednesday Apr 13, at the Nashville Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.  She was an employee of Lawnlite, Inc., in Portland.  Among her survivors are her husband, Harold G. Norton; one daughter, Mrs. Debra McGlothlin, Portland; mother, Mrs. Audrey Perry, Bethpage; two brothers, A. J. Perry, Bethpage and Robert Clayton Perry, Indianapolis, IN; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Mai Brummett, Bethpage, Mrs. Marlene May, Westmoreland, Mrs. Phyllis Nunez of Miami, FL and Mrs. Diana Anderson of Hawaii.  The funeral for Mrs. Morton was conducted at 11am Friday, April 15, at the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland.  The burial was in the Crestview Cemetery in Gallatin.

Deceased: Alta Sue Duffer
Date of Death: Apr 14, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 23, 1898
Age: 78 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Jeffie C. Duffer
Name of Father: Nute Williams
Maiden Name of Mother: Lou Cole
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Sue Braswell  Address: Rt 4, Box 312, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Apr 17, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Garretts Creek
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Mrs. Alta Sue Duffer, 78, a resident of Rt 4, died Thursday April 14, in Sumner County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.  She was a housewife.  Survivors include two sons, Allen G. Duffer and Bernice Duffer and one daughter, Mrs. Sue Braswell; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, all reside in Westmoreland.  The funeral was at 11am Sunday April 17, at Garretts Creek Baptist Church with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the  arrangements.

Deceased: Nettie Mae Bryant
Date of Death: Apr 16, 1977
Place of Death: Allen County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 120, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Allen Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Feb 17, 1903
Age: 74 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Willie N. Bryant
Name of Father: Andy Duke
Maiden Name of Mother: Minnie Frost
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. John M. Hall, Scottsville
Informant: Willie Bryant  Address: Rt 1, Box 120, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Apr 18, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Rocky Mound
Name of Cemetery: Rocky Mound   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Mrs. Nettie Mae Bryant, a resident of Rt 1, died Saturday April 16, at Allen County Hospital following an extended illness.  She was a housewife.  Survivors include her husband, Willie Bryant; one son, U. D. Trammel, Westmoreland; one brother, Louie Duke, Scottsville; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Mitchell, Scottsville, and Mrs. Eddie Duland, Plymouth, MI.

Deceased: Oliver Leslie Morgan
Date of Death: Apr 23, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 3, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 27, 1887
Age: 90 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Blanche Gregory
Name of Father: Bill Morgan
Maiden Name of Mother: Harriette Thompson
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Clarence Sanders, Gallatin
Informant: Mrs. Sadie Tuttle  Address: Rt 4, Box 3, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Apr 25, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Bradley   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Iva Crawford Hale
Date of Death: Apr 25, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Park St., Westmorland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Monroe Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Aug 1, 1899
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Rev. John L. Hale
Name of Father: Grandville Crawford
Maiden Name of Mother: Teresa Cornwell
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Webster, Gallatin
Informant: Glynn Hale  Address: 315 North St., Gallatin, TN  37066
Service Date: Apr 27, 1977  Time: 3pm  Place:  Westmoreland Methodist Church
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Mrs. Iva C. Hale, age 77, of Park Street, Westmoreland, passed away April 25, 1977 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin after an extended illness.  Born in Monroe Co., KY she was a housewife.  Funeral services were held April 27, 1977 at 3pm at the Westmoreland Methodist Church.  Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Survivors include 4 sons, J. L. Hale, Glynn Hale, Billy Hale, all of Gallatin, TN and Jack Hale of Defeated, TN; 2 daughters, Mrs. Irene Hale Moody of Sullivan, IL, Mrs. Eva Haas of Smithville, TN; 1 brother, Delmas Crawford of Franklin, KY; 1 sister Mrs. Sylvia Rhoton of Tompkinsville, KY; 4 step sons, Oscar Hale of Murray, KY, Otto Hale of Franklin, KY, Dan Hale of Bloomington, IL, Paul Hale of Arthur, IL; one step daughter, Mrs. Mayde Cornwell of Arthur, IL; 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Westmoreland Methodist Church.

Deceased: George Weston Carter, Jr.
Date of Death: Apr 30, 1977
Place of Death: Tijuana, Mexico
Last Residence: N. First St., Westmorland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 22, 1920
Age: 56 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Merchant - Retail Hardware
Name of Spouse: Polly Shoulders
Name of Father: George Weston Carter, Sr.
Maiden Name of Mother: Vesta Overton
If Veteran, what war: WW II 
Physician: 
Informant: Polly S. Carter  Address: P.O. Box 727, Westmoreland
Service Date: May 4, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  First Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Bethpage   Location: Bethpage, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit) Carter, George Weston, age 56 of Westmoreland, TN, Delmore Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico, April 30, 1977, after a short illness.  Survivors include wife, Polly Shoulders Carter of Westmoreland; one son, George Weston Carter, III of Westmoreland; three daughters, Mrs. Polly Ann Shinton of Clarksville, Mrs. Nancy J. Kennedy of Old Hickory, Miss Emily Carter of Westmoreland; one brother, Billy Dan Carter of Lafayette; three grandchildren.  A former mayor of Westmoreland, Mr. Carter was a member of Trammel Lodge 436 and 32nd degree Mason and Shriner, World War II Veteran, Salesman for Keith Simmons Co., for twenty years, Deacon of Westmoreland First Baptist Church and vice president of Hendersonville Camp of Gideons International, Board of Directors for North Central Telephone Cooperative.  Honorary pallbearers; members of Trammel Masonic Lodge 436, Manager and Directors of North Central Telephone Cooperative, Directors of Farmers & Merchants Bank of Bethpage, Deacons of First Baptist Church of Westmoreland, Douglas Roark, Robert Word, George Word, William Douglas Carter.  Services will be conducted at First Baptist Church in Westmoreland, Wednesday at 11 o'clock am with Rev. Arlie Spalding officiating.  Interment Bethpage Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.  Alexander Funeral Home, Westmoreland.

Deceased: James William Thompson
Date of Death: May 1, 1977
Place of Death: Macon County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 312, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., N
Date of Birth:  Jul 29, 1895
Age: 81 yrs.
Color, Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Nellie C. Rollin
Name of Father: John T. Thompson
Maiden Name of Mother: Mildred Tillman
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Deck, Lafayette
Informant: Wife  Address: Rt 3, Box 312, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: May 2, 1977  Time: 3pm  Place:  Eulia Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Vechel Helson
Date of Death: May 1, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Austin Peay Hwy., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 8, 1918
Age: 58 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Housekeeper
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Robert C. Helson
Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah J. Tuttle
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Thomas Carter
Informant: James Hines  Address: Gallatin, TN
Service Date: May 3, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Turners Station Methodist Church
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Luther Lee Troutt
Date of Death: May 18, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 149, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Westmoreland
Date of Birth:  May 10, 1903
Age: 74 yrs.
Color, Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Hettie M. Perry
Name of Father: Bonnie Troutt
Maiden Name of Mother: Mollie Graves
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. T. Carter
Informant: Hettie P. Troutt  Address: Rt 4, Box 149, Westmoreland
Service Date: May 20, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: William Louis Westbrook
Date of Death: May 31, 1977
Place of Death: V.A. Hospital, Nashville
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 46, McEwen, TN  37101
Birthplace: Perry Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 14, 1914
Age: 63 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Unit Operator TVA
Name of Spouse: Claire Beattie
Name of Father: William Newton Westbrook
Maiden Name of Mother: Sallie Frances Horner
If Veteran, what war: WW II 
Physician: Dr. Greco, Nashville
Informant: Claire Westbrook  Address: Rt 2, Box 46, McEwen, TN
Service Date: Jun 2, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  McEwen First Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: McEwen   Location: McEwen, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Fannie Slayton Rhodes
Date of Death: Jun 7, 1977
Place of Death: Highland Hospital, Portland, TN
Last Residence: Thompson Ln., Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 6, 1892
Age: 85 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Owen C. Rhodes, dec'd Jul 11, 1955
Name of Father: Charles M. Slayton
Maiden Name of Mother: Eller Troutt
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. James T. Ladd, Portland, TN
Informant: Hoyd Rhodes, Jr.  Address: Rt 1, Portland, TN  37148
Service Date: Jun 9, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Marion Charlotte Heig Pedigo
Date of Death: Jun 12, 1977
Place of Death: Baptist Hospital, Nashville
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 71, Adolphus, KY  42120
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Date of Birth:  Apr 6, 1900
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Clarence Pedigo
Name of Father: Frank Heig
Maiden Name of Mother: Katherine Christie
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Jack Batson, Nashville
Informant:   Address: 
Service Date: Jun 15, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Roberts Tabernacle   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Emma Alberta Miller
Date of Death: Jun 16, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 242, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 8, 1890
Age: 87 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Lora B. Miller
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. T. Carter
Informant: Mrs.
(Lillie Mae) Hugh Howser  Address: Rt 2, Box 242, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jun 18, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  New Zion
Name of Cemetery: New Zion   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: William Alsup Lauderdale
Date of Death: Jun 17, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 277, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 11, 1889
Age: 88 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Earnestine Story
Name of Father: Clifton R. Lauderdale
Maiden Name of Mother: Betty Sloan
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. T. Carter
Informant: Lloyd Lauderdale 
(son) Address: Rt 2, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jun 19, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Eulia Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Green Grove   Location: Hartsville, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: James H. Alexander
Date of Death: Jun 19, 1977
Place of Death: Indianapolis, IN
Last Residence: Indianapolis, IN
Birthplace: Davidson Co., TN
Date of Birth:  
Age: 92
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Minnie
(Harper)
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Dorsey - Feeney Mortuary  Address: Indianapolis, IN
Service Date: Jun 22, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Willie Wiseman Jenkins
Date of Death: Jul 4, 1977
Place of Death: Indianapolis, IN
Last Residence: 3921 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN  46203
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 12, 1907
Age: 70 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Ora Mai Thompson
Name of Father: Will Jenkins
Maiden Name of Mother: Ada Bennel
(?Bentle)
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. James Cortez, Indianapolis, IN
Informant: Richard G. Jenkins  Address: 1207 S. Grant, Indianapolis, IN  46203
Service Date: Jul 7, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Buffalo Springs
Name of Cemetery: Bradley   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit) Willie Wiseman Jenkins, 70 a resident of Indianapolis, died Monday July 4, following a lengthy illness.  He was a former resident of Sumner County and a retired farmer.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ora Mai Thompson Jenkins; three sons, Willie Junior Jenkins, CA, Richard Jenkins, Indianapolis, and Larry Jenkins, Jackson, MS; three daughters, Mrs. Erma D. Coker, Westmoreland, Mrs. Gladys Marie Scott and Mrs. Beulah MAi Cook, both of Indianapolis; one sister, and 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  The funeral was at 11am Thursday, July 7, at Buffalo Springs Baptist Church with burial in the Bradley Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Deceased: Harvey Robert Boren
Date of Death: Jul 9, 1977
Place of Death: DOA Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 249, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Allen Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Jul 18, 1906
Age: 70 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Timber Cutter - Donald Rippy
Name of Spouse: Nellie Mai Calvert
Name of Father: James Boren
Maiden Name of Mother: Bettie Garrett
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: R. Bruce Williams
Informant: Mrs. Nellie M. Boren  Address: Rt 3, Box 249, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jul 12, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Mayhill Methodist Mission
Name of Cemetery: Fairfield   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Lorene Phillips Looman
Date of Death: Jul 11, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Chicago
Birthplace: Scott Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 12, 1935
Age: 42 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Waitress
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Elvin Phillips
Maiden Name of Mother: Grace Phillips
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Frank Lyons  Address: Rt 1, Box 1, Westmoreland
Service Date: Jul 14, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit) Lorene Phillips Looman, age 42, of Chicago, IL passed away July 11, 1977 at her Chicago residence after a sudden illness.  Born in Scott Co., TN she was a waitress.  Funeral services were held July 14, 1977, 11am at the New Hope Baptist Church by Rev. Arnet Creasy.  Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery.  Survivors include her step-father, Mr. Frank Lyons of Westmoreland; 2 daughters, Patricia Looman and Cheryl Looman both of Chicago; 1 brother, Argel Phillips, Westmoreland; 3 sisters, Mrs. Reva Eddings Nashville, Mrs. Thelma Perry of Louisville and Mrs. Virginia Troutt of Westmoreland.

Deceased: Jackie Ray Key
Date of Death: Jul 17, 1977
Place of Death: DOA Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 209, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Davidson Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 17, 1954
Age: 22 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Roll Tender Apprentice - Donnelly Printing
Name of Spouse: Deborah Boren Key
Name of Father: Clyde Ray Key
Maiden Name of Mother: Christine Eaton
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Wallace, Gallatin
Informant: Deborah Boren Key  Address: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jul 19, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Jackie Ray Key, 22, a resident of Rt 3, was fatally injured about 3am Sunday July 17, on US 31-E, 1.1 miles from Rock Bridge Road near Bethpage.  Key, according to investigating officers, was driving at a high rate of speed when he missed a curve and ran off an embankment on the opposite side of the road.  The Westmoreland and Gallatin units of the Sumner County Volunteer Ambulance Service arrived at the scene soon after the accident.  Both units assisted in Transporting the victim who was pronounced dead on arrival at Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin.  Trooper Billy Mason of the Tennessee State Police and Deputy Jimmy Lambert of the Sumner County Sheriff's Department investigated.  Key, a graduate of Westmoreland High School, was an apprentice roll tender at Donnelly Printing Service in Gallatin.  Key is survived by his widow, Mrs. Deborah Boren Key, his father, Clyde Ray Key, Cookeville; his mother, Christine Key, Westmoreland; one son Joshua Regan Key, Westmoreland; one brother, Jeff Key, Westmoreland; one sister, Mrs. Bonnita Beasley, Westmoreland.  The funeral was at 2pm Tuesday July 19, at Alexander Funeral Home with burial in the Caldwell Cemetery.

Deceased: William Hazel Mandrell
Date of Death: Jul 18, 1977
Place of Death: Nashville Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: P.O. Box 689 (Old 31-E) Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 11, 1911
Age: 66 yrs. 5 mo., 7 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Retired Hardware Merchant
Name of Spouse: Myrtle Ellen Mayhew
Name of Father: Thomas S. Mandrell
Maiden Name of Mother: Minter Black
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Charles Beck, Madison
Informant: Mrs. Myrtle E. Mandrell  Address: 
Service Date: Jul 20, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Fairfield
Name of Cemetery: Fairfield   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  William Hazel Mandrell, 66, Old US 31-E, Westmoreland, died in Nashville Memorial Hospital Monday, July 18.  He was the son of Thomas S. and Minter Black Witt Mandrell.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Fairfield, Trammel Masonic Lodge in Westmoreland, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Fairfield.  He had been a businessman in Westmoreland for 34 years, first employed by the Farmers and Merchants Bank where he was employed for 14 years, spent three years with the postal service as a postmaster and postal employee, and operated the Park Hardware until his retirement due to ill health.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Ellen Mandrell; two sons, Joe Thomas Mandrell, Maryville and William Ted Mandrell, Westmoreland; three grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Hollis Mandrell of Westmoreland.  The funeral for Mr. Mandrell was conducted at 1pm Wednesday, July 20, at the Fairfield United Methodist Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Deceased: Thomas Olie Perry, Sr.
Date of Death: Jul 21, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Westmoreland
Date of Birth:  Oct 23, 1893
Age: 83 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Lillian Hanna
Name of Father: Tom Perry
Maiden Name of Mother: Ellen
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Thomas Williams  Address: P.O. Box 361, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Jul 23, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit) Thomas Olie Perry, 83, a resident of Rt 3, died Thursday July 21, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  He was a farmer.  Survivors include one son, Garland Perry, Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Wilkins, Whiteland, IN and Mrs. Hazel Gibson, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  The funeral was at 2pm Saturday, July 23, at New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Deceased: Nina Mable Longworth
Date of Death: Jul 22, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 250-A, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Westmoreland, TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 21, 1907
Age: 70 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: George Washington Longworth
Name of Father: Ollie C. Morris
Maiden Name of Mother: Callie Brown
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Hooper
Informant: Mrs. Gloria S. Borgmann  Address: 6702 Twin Brooks Dr., Indianapolis, IN  46227
Service Date: Jul 24, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Garretts Creek
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: John T. Oakley Gann
Date of Death: Jul 23, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 58, Bethpage, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jul 18, 1898
Age: 79 yrs., 5 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Annie Elizabeth Scott
Name of Father: Shield Gann
Maiden Name of Mother: Louise B. Gammons
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Case
Informant: Harold Gene Gann  Address: 298 N. Morton, Gallatin, TN
Service Date: Jul 25, 1977  Time: 10am  Place:  Maple Grove #3 Missionary Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Cook   Location: Lafayette
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Oakley Gann, 79, Rt 2, Bethpage, died Saturday, July 23, at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital.  Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. Lizzie Gann; a daughter, Mrs. Phynes Juanita Moss, Solsberry, IN; eight sons, J. T. Gann and James C. Gann, Bethpage, Hazel Franklin Gann, Portland, Donald Gail Gann, Bridgeport, AL, Edward Earl Gann, Solsberry, IN, Billy Dorris Gann, Westmoreland, Harold Gene Gann, Gallatin, and Roger Dale Gann, Bethpage; a brother, Ottis Cordell Gann, Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie E. Holland, Nashville and Mrs. Gracy I. Templeton, Indianapolis; 26 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Services for Mr. Gann were conducted at 10am Monday, July 25, at Maple Grove #3 Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial was in the Cook Cemetery.  The arrangements were under the direction of the Alexander Funeral Home, Westmoreland.

Deceased: Coleman Arron Hammock
Date of Death: Aug 9, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 4, Scottsville, KY
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Nov 14, 1890
Age: 86 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Security Night Watchman
Name of Spouse: Vera Eugenia Gillock
Name of Father: Jacob Hammock
Maiden Name of Mother: Minnie Harrison
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Lex Carter, Coroner
Informant: Vera Eugenia Hammock  Address: Rt 4, Scottsville, KY
Service Date: Aug 12, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Siloam Missionary Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit) Coleman A. Hammock, 86, Rt 4, Scottsville, KY died at 6:30pm Tuesday, August 9, at his home.  He was a former resident of Westmoreland.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vera Thomerson Hammock; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Lambreth, Nashville, Mrs. Rudolph Carter, Westmoreland, and Mrs. Herbert Douglas, Indianapolis; a step-daughter, Mrs. W.E. Carver, Chattanooga, TN; two step-sons, James Thomerson, Scottsville and Bobby Thomerson, Benton Harbor, MI; a brother, Carlie Hammock, Westmoreland; 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  The funeral for Mr. Hammock will be held Friday, August 12, at the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church followed by burial in the church cemetery.  The Alexander Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Deceased: Myrtle Troutt Graves
Date of Death: Aug 15, 1977
Place of Death: Allen County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 299-A, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 11, 1891
Age: 86 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Kerry Graves, dec'd Dec 1950
Name of Father: Morgan Troutt
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: F. J. Halcomb, Scottsville, KY
Informant: Mrs. Anna Ruth Cline  Address: Rt 2, Box 299-A
Service Date: Aug 16, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Union Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Rippy   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: J. W. Slayton
Date of Death: Aug 27, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 253, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Aug 6, 1922
Age: 55 yrs.   
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Heavy Equipment Operator TN Hwy. Dept.
Name of Spouse: Corine Sanders
Name of Father: James Kerry Slayton
Maiden Name of Mother: Margie Pike
If Veteran, what war: WW II
Physician: Dr. T. Carter
Informant: Corine Slayton  Address: Rt 1, Box 253, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Aug 29, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit) J. W. Slayton, 55, Westmoreland, died at his home Friday August 27, following an extended illness.  He had been a heavy equipment operator with the Sate Highway Department.  Mr. Slayton was a member of VFW Post 9806.  Among his survivors are his widow, Mrs. Corine Slayton; two sons, Johnny Slayton, Gallatin and Danny Slayton, Westmoreland; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Creasy, Bethpage and Mrs. Idell Lauderdale, Westmoreland; a brother, George Slayton, Westmoreland and eight grandchildren.  The funeral for Mr. Slayton was conducted at 2pm Monday August 29, at the New Hope Baptist Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  The arrangements were under the direction of the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland.

Deceased: Donald Eston Smith
Date of Death: Sep 8, 1977
Place of Death: I-24, Beech Grove Exit, Rutherford County
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 124, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Aug 8, 1952
Age: 25 yrs., 1 mo.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Single
Usual Occupation: Truck Driver - Fleet Transport, Nashville
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: James L. Smith
Maiden Name of Mother: Evelyn Williams
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Matt Murfree, Murfreesboro, TN
Informant: Mr. & Mrs. J. L. Smith  Address: Rt 4, Box 124, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Sep 9, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Bethpage   Location: 
Additional Information:  (Obit) Donald Smith, 25, a resident of Westmoreland was killed instantly when his gasoline tanker truck flipped and burst into flames in Rutherford County on I-24 on Thursday morning Sept. 8.  Smith was a driver for Fleet Transport Co., of Nashville.  The accident was apparently caused by a motorist in a 1969 Cadillac who was either stopped or traveling at a low rate of speed.  Immediately after the wreck, Lynward Elam, 55, McMinnville, was charged with driving without a license and driving while intoxicated.  Elam had been thrown from his auto but was not injured.  The car burned.  Traffic was tied up over three hours on a portion of I-24 near the Beech Grove as a result of the 12:35am tragedy in the eastbound lane.  Friday, Sep 9, Rutherford County authorities filed second degree murder charges against Elam in connection with the incident.  The following day Elam appeared before General Sessions Court Judge James A. Buckner, Murfreesboro, and was bound over to the County Grand Jury.  Elam waived a preliminary hearing.  He is being held in the county jail under bond of $3,500.  Smith, a 1970 graduate of Westmoreland High School, served with the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1975, with one year of duty in Korea.  His survivors include his parents, Mr. & Mrs. James L. Smith, Westmoreland; two brothers, Tony Smith, Westmoreland and Jerry Smith, Gallatin; two sisters, Mars. Larry Midkiff, Dundee and Miss Kendra Smith, Westmoreland; a grandmother, Mrs. Lillie Williams, Westmoreland.  The funeral was at 2pm Friday, Sep 9, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in this city, with burial in Bethpage Cemetery.

Deceased: Mildred Frances Maxine Eaton
Date of Death: Sep 18, 1977
Place of Death: St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 273, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 19, 1926
Age: 51 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Ralph C. Eaton
Name of Father: Ernie Caldwell
Maiden Name of Mother: Eddie Creasy
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. James Gregory, Nashville
Informant: Billy Carter  Address: 1500 Porter Rd., Apt 08, Nashville, TN
Service Date: Sep 21, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Garretts Creek
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Mrs. Mildred Eaton, 51, a resident of Rt 4, died Sunday Sept 18, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville following a lengthy illness.  Survivors include her husband, Ralph Eaton, Nashville; two sons, Billy Carter and Randall Carter, Nashville; three daughters, Marilyn Carter, Brenda Eaton and Cindy Eaton, all of Westmoreland; three brothers, Mack Caldwell and Joe Caldwell, both of Westmoreland and Milburn Caldwell, Lafayette; one half-sister, Miss Linda Ford, Adolphus, KY and six grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 11am Wednesday Sep 21, at Garretts Creek Baptist Church with burial in Caldwell Cemetery.

Deceased: David Rickman Carter
Date of Death: Oct 6, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 15, 1902
Age: 74 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Iron Worker - Construction
Name of Spouse: Delcie Simmons
Name of Father: Thomas Carter
Maiden Name of Mother: Willie Pike
If Veteran, what war:  WW I 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Delcie Carter  Address: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Oct 8, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Eulia
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Bill Monroe Carter
Date of Death: Oct 26, 1977
Place of Death: Off Hwy. 31-E Sumner County
Last Residence: Rt 1, Adolphus, KY
Birthplace: Sumner County
Date of Birth:  Aug 4, 1920
Age: 57 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Construction
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: John H. Carter
Maiden Name of Mother: Frances Tuttle
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Thomas F. Carter
Informant: Mrs. Anna Joe Eaton  Address: P.O. Box 416, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Oct 27, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Oak Grove Baptist Church, KY
Name of Cemetery: Tuttle   Location: 
Additional Information:  (Obit) Bill Monroe Carter, 57, a resident of Rt 1, Adolphus, KY, died suddenly Wednesday Oct. 26, in Sumner County just off US 31-E.  He was a carpenter.  Survivors include two brothers, Estel Carter, Scottsville, KY  and Earlin Carter, Kempton, IN; four sisters, Mrs. Arvie Collins and Mrs. Anna Joe Eaton, both of Westmoreland, Mrs. Alka Graves, Adolphus and Mrs. Adel Anderson, Scottsville.  The funeral was at 2pm Thursday Oct. 27, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Allen Co., KY, with burial in Tuttle Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Deceased: Harvie Austin Gilliam
Date of Death: Oct 27, 1977
Place of Death: Allen County Memorial Hospital, Scottsville, KY
Last Residence: Rt 1, Adolphus, KY
Birthplace: Sumner County
Date of Birth:  Jun 25, 1900
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Ruth Hawkins
Name of Father: Odus H. Gilliam
Maiden Name of Mother: Nolie Williams
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Drewery
Informant: Jesse Gilliam 
(son) Address: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Oct 29, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  First Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit) Harvie A. Gilliam, 77, a resident of Rt 1, Adolphus, KY died Thursday Oct 27, at Allen County Hospital in Scottsville, KY, following a lengthy illness.  He was a farmer.  Survivors include one son, Jesse Gilliam; two brothers, Paul Gilliam and Carl Gilliam; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Brown, Mrs. Luvenia Stinson and Mrs. Loyce Pardue, Portland, all except Pardue are residents of Westmoreland.  Six grandchildren also survive.  The funeral was at 11am Saturday Oct 29, at the Westmoreland First Baptist Church with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Deceased: Mary Viola Holmes
Date of Death: Nov 11, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Epperson Springs Rd., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 8, 1911
Age: 66 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: William A. Holmes
Name of Father: Gross Moncrief
Maiden Name of Mother: Willie Anglea
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Thomas Carter
Informant: Steve Holmes  Address: Rt 7, Scottsville, KY  42164
Service Date: Nov 13, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Methodist Church
Name of Cemetery: Mt. Vernon   Location: Bethpage
Additional Information:  (Obit) Mrs. Viola Moncrief Holmes, 66, a resident of Epperson St., died at 3am Friday Nov 11, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  Survivors include two sons, Steve Holmes, Allen Co., KY and Larry Holmes, Epperson St.; one brother, Lovin Moncrief, Franklin, KY; a sister, Mrs. Velma Williams, Portland; seven grandchildren.  The funeral was at 2pm Sunday, Nov 13, at Westmoreland Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Deceased: Clarence Wilson Calvert
Date of Death: Nov 18, 1977
Place of Death: Quality Care Health Center, Lebanon
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 234, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: TN
Date of Birth:  Sep 6, 1900
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Dovie I. Graves
Name of Father: Granville Calvert
Maiden Name of Mother: Betty Graves
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Jerry Bennett  Address: Rt 1, Box 117, Castalian Springs, TN  37031
Service Date: Nov 20, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Roberts Tabernacle
Name of Cemetery: Roberts Tabernacle   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Clarence Wilson Calvert, 77, a resident of Rt 4, died Friday Nov 18, in a nursing home in Lebanon following a lengthy illness.  He was a retired farmer.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dovie Calvert; one foster daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bennett, North Pekin, IL; one sister, Mrs. Izzie Graves, Scottsville, KY.  The funeral was at 2pm Sunday Nov 20, at Roberts Tabernacle with burial in the church cemetery.

Deceased: Joe Edgar Sanders
Date of Death: Nov 22, 1977
Place of Death: V. A. Hospital, Nashville
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 335, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Aug 11, 1891
Age: 86 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Maggie Andrews
Name of Father: George Sanders
Maiden Name of Mother: Melisa Cliburn
If Veteran, what war:  WW I 
Physician: 
Informant: Mae Bell Duffer  Address: Rt 4, Box 335, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Nov 25, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Oakdale
Name of Cemetery: Oakdale   Location: 
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Ed Sanders, 86, a resident of Rt 4, died Tuesday Nov 22, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville following a lengthy illness.  He was a farmer.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maggie Sanders, Portland; three sons, Cordell Sanders and James Sanders, both of Westmoreland and William Sanders of Elwood, IN; six daughters, Mrs. MAe Bell Duffer and Mrs. Corine Slayton, both of Westmoreland, Mrs. Pauline Blake, Edina, MO, Mrs. Mary Scott, Gallatin and Mrs. Katherine Thompson, Bearing, MO; 36 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.  The funeral was at 11am Friday, Nov 25, at Alexander Funeral Home chapel in Westmoreland with burial in Oakdale Cemetery.

Deceased: Willie Washington Simmons
Date of Death: Dec 2, 1977
Place of Death: General Hospital Nashville
Last Residence: 1500 Porter Rd., Apt Z-2, Nashville, TN  37206
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 20, 1907
Age: 70 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Sawmill Operator - Lumber
Name of Spouse: Laura Scruggs
Name of Father: Andy Simmons
Maiden Name of Mother: Rebecca Jenkins
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Pearson, Nashville
Informant: Mrs. Laura Simmons  Address: 
Service Date: Dec 4, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Hayesville   Location: Lafayette, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Willie W. Simmons, 70, a resident of Nashville, died Friday Dec 2, at Nashville General Hospital following a brief illness.  He was a retired sawmill operator.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Laura Scruggs Simmons; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Townsend, Goodlettsville and Mrs. Judy Thompson, Antioch; two brothers, Andy Simmons, Oakdale and Dennis Simmons, Gallatin; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Freeman and Mrs. Delcie Carter, both of Westmoreland and Mrs. Margaret Meador, Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.  The funeral was at 2pm, Sunday Dec 4, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland, with burial in the Hayesville Cemetery in Macon County.

Deceased: Celia McKendree Carter
Date of Death: Dec 3, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: P.O. Box 491, Pleasant Grove Rd., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 25, 1897
Age: 80 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Homer O'Dell Carter
Name of Father: Joe M. Tuttle
Maiden Name of Mother: Harriett Caldwell
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: J. C. Carter  Address: Rt 1, Box 180, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Dec 5, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Mrs. Celia Carter, 80, a resident of Westmoreland died Saturday, Dec 3, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.  Survivors include one son, J. C. Carter, Westmoreland; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Coleman, Westmoreland, Mrs. Frances Creasy and Mrs. Rebecca Wood, both of Scottsville, KY; 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  The funeral was at 2pm Monday, Dec 5, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with burial in Caldwell Cemetery.

Deceased: Jerry Lewis Tuttle
Date of Death: Dec 3, 1977
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 4, 1911
Age: 66 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Verra Bell Johns
Name of Father: Tom Tuttle
Maiden Name of Mother: Letha Brown
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Marvin Deck, Lafayette
Informant: Billy Tuttle  Address: Rt 2, Box 44, Westmoreland, TN  37183
Service Date: Dec 5, 1977  Time: 10am  Place:  Rocky Mound
Name of Cemetery: Rocky Mound   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit)  Jerry Lewis Tuttle, 66, a resident of Westmoreland died Saturday, Dec 3, at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, TN following a brief illness.  Survivors include four sons, Bobby Tuttle, Billy Tuttle and Danny Tuttle, all of Westmoreland and Jerry Tuttle, Lafayette; one daughter, Mrs. Faye Meador, Indianapolis; two brothers, Ather Tuttle and Robin Tuttle, both of Westmoreland; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Carter, Lendon, TX, Mrs. Tellie Stenson, Nashville and Mrs. Nellie Riddle, Franklin, KY and ten grandchildren.  The funeral was at 10am Monday Dec 5, at Rocky Mound Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Deceased: Minnie Lera Cliburn Keen
Date of Death: Dec 10, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 201, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 16, 1895
Age: 82 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Sammie W. Keen, dec'd Jan 1977
Name of Father: Benjamin Cliburn
Maiden Name of Mother: Dicy Whitefield
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: C. H. Keen  Address: Rt 1, Box 202, Westmoreland
Service Date: Dec 13, 1977  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information:  (Obit) Mrs. Minnie L. Keen, 82, a resident of Westmoreland died Saturday Dec 10, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  Survivors include one son, C. H. Keen; one daughter, Mrs. Lovera Hauskin; one sister, Mrs. Gracie Knight; four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, all reside in Westmoreland.  The funeral was at 11am Tuesday Dec 13, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Simmie Elbert Farris
Date of Death: Dec 18, 1977
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 25, Westmoreland
Birthplace: Overton Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 28, 1898
Age: 79 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Cleo Bilyeu
Name of Father: B. T. Farris
Maiden Name of Mother: Ella Gibbons
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Jack Carey, Gallatin
Informant: Cecil Farris  Address: Rt 2, Westmoreland
Service Date: Dec 20, 1977  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Bethpage   Location: Bethpage, TN
Additional Information:  *note:  Upper side upper left corner next to Cherry Tree.

Deceased: Harry Washington Leafty
Date of Death: Dec 26, 1977
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 174-B, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Mercer Co., MO
Date of Birth:  Apr 4, 1909
Age: 68 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Construction
Name of Spouse: Deleta Marie Harlan
Name of Father: George Washington Leafty
Maiden Name of Mother: Ida Mae Nash
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. David Stewart, Gallatin
Informant: Mrs. Leafty  Address: 
Service Date: Dec 28, 1977  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information:  (Obit) Harry W. Leafty, 68, a resident of Rt 4, died suddenly on Monday Dec 26, in Sumner County Memorial Hospital.  He was a carpenter.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Deleta Leafty; one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Dickerson, city; one brother, Ed Leafty, Wellington, OK; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Standiford and Mrs. Maggie Rouse, both of Princeton, MO, Mrs. Genevieve Carre and Mrs. Emma Cogdill, Hiawatha, KA and two grandchildren.  The funeral was at 2pm Wednesday Dec 28, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with burial in Eulia Cemetery.

 


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