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

Source: Original Records

 1st January 1981 - 23rd December 1981

Deceased: Clara C. Howell
Date of Death: Jan 1, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: KY
Date of Birth:  Apr 13, 1902
Age: 78 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: James Albert Howell
Name of Father: Joe Creasy
Maiden Name of Mother: Betty Roark
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Hill
Informant: Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Matthews  Address: Rt 1, Box 336, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date: Jan 2, 1981  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit)  Westmoreland World, 8 January 1981 Funeral services for Mrs. Clara C. Howell, 78, of Westmoreland, were held at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland Friday, January 22, 1981, at 1:00pm conducted by Bro. James Meadows with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Howell died Thursday, January 1, 1981 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Betty Roark Creasy and the wife of Mr. James Albert Howell. Survivors includes one step-son, Willie Martin Howell of Westmoreland; five step-daughters, Mrs. Charlie Love of Gallatin, Mars Annie Lois Johns, Mrs. Charles Mayes, both of Westmoreland, Mars. Paul Durham of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Mrs. Lewis Matthews of Bethpage, Tennessee; 12 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Howell was a member of the Westmoreland First Baptist Church.

Deceased: George Beverly Akins
Date of Death: Jan 5, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 16, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 5, 1903
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Grader Operator - Sumner County Hwy. Dept.
Name of Spouse: Mai Carter
Name of Father: Wess Akins
Maiden Name of Mother: Lena Sloan
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: A. C. Akins  Address: Rt 2, Box 22, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Jan 7, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Westmoreland World, 8 January 1981 Funeral services for Mr. George B. Akins, 77 of Westmoreland will be held at the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland Wednesday, January 7, 1981 at 11:00am with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Mr. A. C. Akins of Westmoreland and two sisters, Mrs. Mandy Robinson and Mrs. Nola Lyles, both of the Siloam Community; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Akins expired Monday, January 5, 1981 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin. He is the son of Wess and Lena Sloan Akins and was married to Mai Carter Akins who died 12 years ago. He was a retired grader operator for the Sumner Co. Highway Department.

Deceased: Amanda Mae Gregory
Date of Death: Feb 1, 1981
Place of Death: Fulton, KY
Last Residence: 1336 Webster St., Union City, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Sep 4, 1889
Age: 91 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: George Belford Gregory
Name of Father: Thomas Jefferson Williams
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Keen Williams
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: George Belford Gregory  Address: 1336 Webster St., Union City, TN
Service Date: Feb 5, 1981  Time: 10:30am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Westmoreland World, 12 February 1981 Amanda Mae Williams Gregory Funeral services were held Thursday, 5 February 1981 for Mrs. Amanda Mae Gregory, age 91. Mrs. Gregory passed away 1 February 1981 in Fulton, Kentucky. The services were held at Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with Rev. Charles Arnold Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, George Belford Gregory, Sr., one son, George Belford Gregory, Jr.; one daughter Mrs. Karen Tuscan, all of Highland, Indiana and one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Deceased: Leonard Smith
Date of Death: Jan 30, 1981
Place of Death: Jackson, TN
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 208, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: ND
Date of Birth:  Aug 20, 1939
Age: 41 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Mechanic
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Charles H. Smith
Maiden Name of Mother: Eunice Grinnell
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Henry Kiser  Address: Rt 3, Box 208, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Feb 7, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: (Obit) Jackson - Madison County authorities were holding Ronald Eugene Jordan of Nashville today on murder charges in the brutal stabbing death of a California man.  Jordan who told authorities he is on parole from a second degree murder conviction, was charged Sat with stabbing Leonard Smith 73 times.  Smith's body was found in a pickup truck on an icy bridge during the investigation of a weekend traffic accident, police said.  Jordan was driving Smith's truck when the vehicle was involved in an accident along Interstate 40 near here, TBI Agent Warren Jones said today.  He said Smith had been stabbed at least 73 times in the head, chest and side.  Jordan who was being held here in lieu of bond, sustained minor injuries when the vehicle wrecked.  Jordan faces a Feb 10 preliminary hearing in Madison County General Sessions Court, Jones said.  According to a complaint sworn out by Jones, Jordan admitted stabbing and cutting Smith with a large pocket knife during an argument.

Deceased: Mary Ninis
Date of Death: Feb 18, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 339, Bethpage, TN  37022
Birthplace: IL
Date of Birth: Nov 3, 1907  
Age: 73 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: Paul P. Ninis
Name of Father: John Blahusiak
Maiden Name of Mother: Pauline Yesnovel
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Joe D. Cox, Gallatin
Informant: Rosemary Delk  Address: Rt 2, Box 339, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date:   Time:   Place:  
Name of Cemetery: Queen of Heaven   Location: Hillside, IL
Additional Information:  Ship Out

Deceased: Wilma C. Upton
Date of Death: Feb 25, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 277-E, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 7, 1915
Age: 65 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Florist
Name of Spouse: Charles Eugene Upton
Name of Father: Charles B. Hinton
Maiden Name of Mother: Zilpha Perry
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Steve Upton  Address: Rt 2, Box 277-E, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Feb 28, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mrs. Wilma H. Upton, 65, Route 2, Westmoreland, died Wednesday, February 25, 1981 following a brief illness, at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin. Mrs. Upton had been hospitalized since February 17th. Services were held at the Alexander Funeral Home Saturday, February 28, 1981 with the Rev. Darrol Latch officiating. Burial was at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Westmoreland. Pallbearers were; Lattie Warren, Dr. Larry Joe Foster, Robert Escue, Frank Kelley, Lloyd Hinton, and Dr. Thomas F. Carter. Mrs. Upton was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, near Oak Grove, December 7, 1915. She was the only child of the late Zilpha Perry Hinton and the late Charles Bishop Hinton. She attended School in Bethpage and graduated from Gallatin High School. She married the late Charles Eugene Upton in 1945. She was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and an active civic worker. She is survived by her only child, Steve Upton, of Westmoreland, and two grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother-in-law, Burbon Upton, and two sisters-in-laws, Reba Foster and Louise Wagner.

Deceased: Will T. Farley
Date of Death: Mar 8, 1981
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Bethpage, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 10, 1941
Age: 39 yrs., 11 mo., 28 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Nellie Myrtle
Name of Father: Tom Farley
Maiden Name of Mother: Minnie Bell Adcock
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Murray
Informant: Tom Farley  Address: Rt 3, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date: Mar 10, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Fairview Missionary Baptist
Name of Cemetery: Fairview   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) The body of Will T. Farley, 39, Route 3, Bethpage, was found by his father, Tom Farley, at the elder Farley's home in Macon County Sunday, March 8, 1981. The incident was reported to the Macon County Sheriff's Office at 2:52pm and investigated by Jim Hardin, Macon County Deputy Sheriff. Cause of death was a 16 gauge shotgun wound to the left side of the chest. The death has been ruled a suicide by the Macon County Sheriff's Office. The body was transported to the Macon County General Hospital for investigation. Farley's body was later transferred tot he Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland for burial at the Fairview Cemetery. The funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10 at 2:00pm at the Fairview Baptist Church with Brother James Lawson officiating. Farley was born in Macon County. He is the son of Tom Farley and the late Minnie Bell Adcock. He is survived by his wife, Nellie Myrtle Farley of Westmoreland. Other survivors include two sons, David T. Farley, Nashville, and William Thomas Farley, Texas; one step-son, Ray D. Cantrel, Westmoreland; two daughters, Debbie Faye Farley, Nashville, and Donna Kay Farley, Griffin, Georgia; two brothers, O.C. Farley, and Melvin Farley of Westmoreland; one step-brother, Will D. Cloter of Lafayette; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Sullivan and Mrs. Carol Oliver of Hartsville, Mrs. Annie Knight and Mrs. Lois Sullivan of Westmoreland, four step-sisters, Mrs. Jewill Steen, Lafayette, Mrs. Helen Patterson, Lafayette, Mrs. Ruby Bartley, Red Boiling Springs, and Mrs. Dorothy Russell, Red Boiling Springs; and two grandchildren.

Deceased: Michael Glen Blackwell
Date of Death: Mar 12, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 158, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Nov 8, 1980
Age: 4 mo., 4 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: 
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Ernest T. Blackwell
Maiden Name of Mother: Patricia Huntsman
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Flynn
Informant: Ernest F. Blackwell  Address: Rt 1, Box 158, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Mar 14, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Michael Glen Blackwell, age 4 months, Route 1, Westmoreland, died Thursday, March 12, 1981 at Sumner Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his father, Earnest F. Blackwell and his mother, Patricia Huntsman Blackwell, of Westmoreland. Other survivors include one brother, Tony Dewayne Blackwell of Westmoreland; Maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Huntsman, Westmoreland and Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Huntsman, Westmoreland. Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Saturday, March 14, 1981 at Alexander Funeral Home of Westmoreland with burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Deceased: John Henry Thaxton
Date of Death: Mar 14, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 1, Adolphus, KY  42120
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 23, 1935
Age: 45 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Mary Susie Grace
Name of Father: James F. Thaxton
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Eliza Casteel
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Flynn
Informant: Mary Thaxton  Address: Rt 1, Adolphus, KY  42120
Service Date: Mar 17, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Patterson   Location: Rock Bridge
Additional Information: (Obit) John Thaxton, Rt 1 Adolphus, died Sat, Mar 14 after an extended illness, at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital.  He was 45.  Funeral services were held at 2pm on Tues Mar 17, at the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with burial at the Patterson Cemetery.  Thaxton was born in Sumner Co., TN.  He was the son of the late James F. Thaxton and the late Mary Eliza Casteel.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Thaxton.  Other survivors include two step-sons, Michael Wayne Barnes, Westmoreland, Patrick Earl Dean, Copper Cove, TX; two daughters, Miss Tammy Mae Thaxton, Adolphus; two step-daughters, Miss Glenda Joyce Dean, Westmoreland and Miss Tina Marie Dean, Adolphus; one brother, Homer T. Thaxton, LaMirada, CA; three step-sisters, Mrs. Betty Bull, Gallatin, Mrs. Jo Scruggs, Westmoreland and Mrs. Zadie Cantrell, Houston, TX and two step-grandchildren.

Deceased: Harry Johnson Keen
Date of Death: Mar 15, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 14, 1896
Age: 85 yrs., 1 day
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Ezekiel Keen
Maiden Name of Mother: Ardelia Rippy
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: C. H. Keen  Address: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Mar 17, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Methodist Church
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Harry Johnson Keen, Rt 1, Westmoreland, died Sunday, 15 March 1981 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital. He was 85. Funeral services were held at 11:00am on Tuesday 17 March 1981 at the Westmoreland United Methodist Church with burial at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Keen was born in Sumner County, Tennessee. He was the son of the late Ezekiel Keen and the late Ardelia Keen. He is survived by two sons, Robert I. Keen, Spokane, Washington; and Billy W. Keen, Indianapolis, Indiana. Other survivors include; two 1/2 sisters, Kora Yokely, Louisville, Kentucky and Ruth Bruce, Nashville and six grandchildren.

Deceased: Delma Luree McCormack
Date of Death: Mar 28, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 29, 1921
Age: 59 yrs., 9 mo., 29 days
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: J. D. McCormack
Name of Father: Franklin Payne
Maiden Name of Mother: Ora Meador
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Norman Saliba
Informant: J. D. McCormack  Address: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Mar 31, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Providence General Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Forrest Chapel   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mrs. Delma L. McCormack, 59, Route 3, Westmoreland, was dead on arrival at Sumner Memorial Hospital Saturday, March 28, 1981. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11:00am at Providence General Baptist Church with burial at the Forrest Chapel Cemetery. She is survived by her husband J.D. McCormack of Westmoreland; one brother, Willard Payne of Toledo, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Velma Carter of Toledo, Ohio.

Deceased: Elkin Lee Sadler
Date of Death: Apr 4, 1981
Place of Death: Brandywood Nursing Home
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 292, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 15, 1920
Age: 61 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Clerk - Package Beer
Name of Spouse: Ruby Biggers
Name of Father: William Thomas Sadler
Maiden Name of Mother: Lilly Graves
If Veteran, what war: WW II 
Physician: Dr. Hooper, Gallatin
Informant: Ruby B. Sadler  Address: Rt 3, Box 292, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Apr 6, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Elkin Lee Sadler, age 61, died Apr 4, 1981 at Brandywood Nursing Home.  Survived by wife, Ruby Biggers Sadler, Westmoreland; one daughter, Mrs. Judith Kemp, Mt. Juliet; one brother, Owen Sadler, Indianapolis, IN; one grandchild, Molly Van Lund, Mt. Juliet.  Remains are at Alexander Funeral Home.  Funeral will be held at New Hope Baptist Church 2pm Mon Apr 6, 1981 by Bro. Johnnie Anderson and Bro. Denver Calvert.  Interment New Hope Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home, Westmoreland, TN.

Deceased: Hazel Dean Gothard
Date of Death: Apr 7, 1981
Place of Death: Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN
Last Residence: 800 Busbey St., Bridgeport, AL  35740
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 16, 1930
Age: 51 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Medical Nurse
Name of Spouse: Stanley Gothard
Name of Father: Almer McDole
Maiden Name of Mother: Zella Key
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Russell A. Jones, Chattanooga, TN
Informant: Stanley Gothard  Address: 800 Busbey St., Bridgeport, AL  35740
Service Date: Apr 10, 1981  Time: 3pm  Place:  Siloam
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: (Obit) Hazel Dean McDole Gothard, Bridgeport, Alabama; died Tuesday April 7, 1981 at Chattanooga. She was 51. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Gothard; one son, Barry Gothard of Bridgeport, Alabama; one daughter, Mrs. Dixie Kalshoven of Charleston, South Carolina. Other survivors include one brother, Bud McDole of Westmoreland, and one sister, Mrs. Lallie Cates of Indianapolis, Indiana. Funeral services were held at 3:00pm at Siloam Missionary Baptist Church with burial following in the Siloam Church Cemetery.

Deceased: Elzie Lois Johns
Date of Death: Apr 8, 1981
Place of Death: Rushville, IN
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 255, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 6, 1913
Age: 67 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Frances Knight
Name of Father: James Thomas Johns
Maiden Name of Mother: Adia Owens
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Frances Johns  Address: Rt 2, Box 255, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Apr 11, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  New Zion
Name of Cemetery: New Zion   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Elzie L. Johns, Route 2, Westmoreland, died Wednesday April 8, 1981 at Rushville, Indiana. he was 67. He is survived by his wife, Frances Knight Johns and one daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Meador of Scottsville, Kentucky. Other survivors include three brothers, Floyd Johns of Gallatin; Hayes Johns of Lafayette; and Garland Johns of Arlington, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Jewell Smith of Anderson, Indiana and Mrs. Lamon Robinson of Gallatin and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00am Saturday April 11 at New Zion Baptist Church with burial at New Zion Cemetery.

Deceased: Vangie Harrison Bentle
Date of Death: Apr 10, 1981
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 7, 1889
Age: 92 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Willie Rice Bentle
Name of Father: Shang Harrison
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Paul M. Burel, Red Boiling Spgs.
Informant: Cleamon Bentle  Address: Rt 2, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Apr 12, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Siloam
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Funeral services were held Sunday, April 12, 1981 at 2:00pm for Mrs. Virgie Bentle who passed away on Friday, April 10 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tennessee. Services were held at the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bentle, aged 92, was a resident of Route 2, Westmoreland. Survivors include a son, Cleamon Bentle of Westmoreland; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Bullington and Mrs. Neva Meador, both of Westmoreland, and Mrs. Tommy Brown of Portland; Several half-brothers and sisters; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

Deceased: William Garlin Carter
Date of Death: Apr 15, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 310, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Dec 21, 1921
Age: 59 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Contractor
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: James Robert Carter
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Ann Tuttle
If Veteran, what war:  WW II 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Phyllis Bradley  Address: Rt 1, Box 276, Adolphus, KY  42120
Service Date: Apr 17, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) William Garlin Carter, 59, Route 2, Westmoreland, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin on Wednesday April 15, 1981. Funeral services for Mr. Carter were held Friday, April 17, 1981 at 2:00pm at the Alexander Funeral Chapel in Westmoreland, with burial in the Caldwell Cemetery. Survivors include a son, William K. Carter of Westmoreland; one daughter, Phyllis A. Bradley of Adolphus, KY; one brother, Dennis Carter of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Bessie Creasy and Sophia Heath, both of Westmoreland; and one grandchild.

Deceased: Earnest Key
Date of Death: Apr 27, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 3, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 20, 1904
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Ellen Ruth
Name of Father: Bailey Key
Maiden Name of Mother: Lula Myrtle Hunt
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: James M. Key  Address: 12151 W. Dakota Dr., Denver, CO  80228
Service Date: Apr 29, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Roberts Tabernacle   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Ernest Key, a resident of Route 3, Westmoreland died at Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin. He is survived by one son, James M. Key; one step-son, S.D. Lyles of Gallatin and one step-daughter, Mrs. Patsy Anderson of Gallatin; two brothers, Vernie Key of Westmoreland and Orel Key of Bethpage; two sisters, Zelma Andrews and Ethleen Coker, both of Westmoreland and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday April 29 at 2:00pm at Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with burial in the Roberts Tabernacle Cemetery.

Deceased: Terry Wayne Gregory
Date of Death: May 2, 1981
Place of Death: Hendersonville Community Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 30-A, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 7, 1958
Age: 22 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Single
Usual Occupation: Machine Operator - Lawnlite
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Charlie F. Gregory
Maiden Name of Mother: Nancy L. Troutt
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Stockard, Nashville
Informant: Charlie F. Gregory  Address: Rt 3, Box 30-A, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: May 4, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Terry Wayne Gregory, 22, of Route 3, Box 30A, Westmoreland died as the result of a one car accident that occurred at 3:10am Saturday, May 2, 1981, when a truck driven by Steven Rollin struck a telephone pole in Hendersonville on Highway 31-E near Stadium Drive. He died at Hendersonville Community Hospital. He is survived by his father, Charlie F. Gregory and his mother, Nancy L. Troutt Gregory. Other survivors include three brothers, Faron Dale Troutt of Westmoreland, Charlie F. Gregory, Jr. of Ashville, North Carolina and Graylon Gregory of Portland; one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Huntsman of Westmoreland. Funeral services were held Monday, May 4 at the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Raymond Douglas Summers
Date of Death: May 5, 1981
Place of Death: Vanderbilt Hospital
Last Residence: Lafayette Rd., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 13, 1929
Age: 52 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Machine Operator - Railroad
Name of Spouse: Bonnie Jean Alexander
Name of Father: Cles Summers
Maiden Name of Mother: Elsie Hauskins
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Keith Johnson
Informant: Bonnie J. Summers  Address: P. O. Box 486, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: May 7, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  New Hope
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Raymond D. Summers, Westmoreland, age 52, died Tuesday, May 5 at Vanderbilt Hospital. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Bonnie Jean Summers, and one son Larry, both of Westmoreland; two stepsons Michael Graves and Mark Graves, both of Westmoreland; seven brothers, Jim and Fred Summers, both of Westmoreland; Herb, Everett, Donald, William and Ray, all of Gallatin; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Mae Graves, Westmoreland and Mrs. Marie Mills, Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 7 at 2 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Deceased: Cleo Hester Farris
Date of Death: May 6, 1981
Place of Death: Janwynella Nursing Home
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 27, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Overton Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 22, 1899
Age: 82 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: S. E. Farris
Name of Father: Benjamin Bilyeu
Maiden Name of Mother: Martha Brown
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Deck, Lafayette
Informant: Ernest Farris  Address: Rt 2, Box 27, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: May 8, 1981  Time: 10am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Bethpage   Location: Bethpage, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Nannie Bell Carr
Date of Death: May 6, 1981
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 482, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 17, 1894
Age: 87 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Andrew J. Carr
Name of Father: Joseph W. Sloan
Maiden Name of Mother: Harriett K. Sullivan
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Brooks, Lafayette
Informant: Elizabeth Carr  Address: Rt 3, Box 482, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: May 8, 1981  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Green Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Nannie B. Carr, 87, of Westmoreland died Wednesday May 6, 1981 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette. She is survived by one foster son, Aubrey Sloan of Westmoreland and one daughter, Elizabeth Carr of Westmoreland. Funeral services were held at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland Friday May 8 at 1:00pm with burial in the Green Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Hoyt Wilson Troutt
Date of Death: May 9, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 158, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 13, 1905
Age: 76 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Betty May Slayton
Name of Father: Bonnie Troutt
Maiden Name of Mother: Mollie Graves
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Sid King, Gallatin
Informant: Ruby D. Shoulders  Address: 370 S. Taft, Indianapolis, IN
Service Date: May 11, 1981  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Hoyt W. Troutt, Route 4, Westmoreland, died Saturday May 9, 1981 at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital. He was 76. He is survived by three sons, Hollis Dean Troutt of Columbia, South Carolina; Paul A. Troutt and William Young Troutt, both of Westmoreland, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruby D. Shoulders of Indianapolis, Indiana. Other survivors include as half-brother, Eugene Troutt of Westmoreland; one half-sister, Maxine Gregory of Westmoreland, thirteen grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland on Monday May 11 at 1:00pm with burial in the New Hope Cemetery.

Deceased: Timothy Lee Tuttle
Date of Death: May 14, 1981
Place of Death: Allen County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 330, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Allen Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Feb 14, 1981
Age: 3 mo.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: 
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Tony Lynn Tuttle
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Angela Holmes
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Gary E. Hogan
Informant: Tony L. Tuttle  Address: Rt 4, Box 330, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: May 15, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Tuttle   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Timothy Lee Tuttle, age 3 months, of Westmoreland died at Allen County War Memorial Hospital on Thursday May 14, 1981. He is survived by his father, Tony Lynn Tuttle, and his mother, Mary Angela Holmes Tuttle. Other survivors include his paternal grandfather, Bobby Tuttle of Westmoreland; paternal grandmother, Sadie Morgan Tuttle of Adolphus, Kentucky; maternal grandfather, Steve Holmes of Scottsville, Kentucky and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown of Adolphus, Kentucky. Funeral services were held Friday May 15 at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with burial in the Tuttle Cemetery.

Deceased: James L. Gross
Date of Death: May 19, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 275, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 29, 1919
Age: 62 yrs., 1 mo., 20 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Plumber - Electrician - Self Employed
Name of Spouse: Nina Pearl White
Name of Father: Haley Gross
Maiden Name of Mother: Janie F. Sexton
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Carter
Informant: Nina Gross  Address: Rt 2, Box 275, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: May 21, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) James L. Gross, 62, Route 2, Westmoreland, died Tuesday, May 19, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina Gross, Westmoreland; four sons, Ronald, Wayne, Ricky and Larry Gross, all of Westmoreland; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Sue Ferguson, Red Boiling Springs; and Mrs. Linda Herald, Westmoreland; three brothers, Hosea and William Gross of Gallatin; and Eugene Gross of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Smith of Lafayette; and Mrs. Mary Williams, Franklin, Ky.; also 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, May 21, at the Alexander Funeral Home with burial in the New Hope Cemetery.

Deceased: Edward Cordell Perry
Date of Death: Jun 1, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 4, P. O. Box 370, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 29, 1916
Age: 65 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Single
Usual Occupation: Tie Cutter - Lumber
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Ernest Perry
Maiden Name of Mother: Addie L. Richardson
If Veteran, what war: WW II 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Mrs. Hayden Graves  Address: Rt 3, Box 423, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jun 4, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Ed C. Perry, Westmoreland, died on arrival to the Sumner County Memorial Hospital Monday June 1. He was 65. Funeral services were conducted at 11am Thursday, June 4, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery. He is survived by his mother Addie L. Richardson Perry, Westmoreland; one brother, James H. Perry, Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Haden Graves and Mrs. Edgar Troutt, both of Westmoreland.

Deceased: Lillian Virginia Howell
Date of Death: Jun 9, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 31, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth: Jul 27, 1916 
Age: 64 yrs., 10 mo., 12 days
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Virgil "Hoyt" Howell
Name of Father: Leslie Morgan
Maiden Name of Mother: Blanche Gregory
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Sanders
Informant: Steve Howell  Address: Rt 4, Box 31, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Jun 10, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Siloam
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) at the Sumner County Memorial Hospital in Gallatin. Burial was June 10, in the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Survivors include one son, Steve Howell of Westmoreland; and one brother, Carl Morgan of Westmoreland; and one sister, Sadie Tuttle of Westmoreland.

Deceased: Louis Patrick Sadler
Date of Death: Jun 15, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 568, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 4, 1907
Age: 73 yrs., 8 mo., 11 days
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Erma Lee Perry
Name of Father: John W. Sadler
Maiden Name of Mother: Emily Jane Carter
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Brown
Informant: Mrs. Erma L. Sadler  Address: Rt 1, Box 568, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jun 17, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Westmoreland General Baptist
Name of Cemetery: Sadler   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mr. Louis Sadler, 73, of Westmoreland died at Sumner County Memorial Hospital on Monday June 15, 1981. He is survived by his wife, Erma L. Sadler of Westmoreland; three sons, Wesley Lee Sadler and James L. Sadler, both of Westmoreland, Harry Loyd Sadler of Gallatin; six daughters, Wanda Holmes of Lafayette, Mrs. Jane Graham of Antioch, Mrs. Peggy Marugg of Scottsville, Kentucky, Mrs. Billy W. Clark of Westmoreland, Mrs. Nadine Jenkins of Frankfort, Indiana, Mrs. Willie McClanahan of Indianapolis, Indiana; two brothers, Ellis Sadler of Bethpage, Eugene Sadler of Indianapolis, Indiana; four sisters, Mrs. Lucille Perry of Bethpage, Mrs. Ruth White and Mrs. Venor Jones, both of Whitehouse, Mrs. Louise Johnson of Gallatin; 34 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held 2:00pm Wednesday June 17 at Westmoreland General Baptist Church with burial in Sadler Cemetery.

Deceased: Lula Myrtle Stinson
Date of Death: Jun 25, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 23, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner County
Date of Birth:  Apr 28, 1896
Age: 85 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Homer Elster Stinson
Name of Father: Jim Wix
Maiden Name of Mother: Ada Pike
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Homer Stinson  Address: Rt 4, Box 23, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Jun 27, 1981  Time: 3pm  Place:  Twin Hills Baptist
Name of Cemetery: Wix   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mrs. Lula Stinson, 85, of Route 4, Westmoreland died at Sumner County Memorial Hospital Thursday, June 25, 1981. Mrs. Stinson had been suffering from an extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 27 at 3:00pm at Twin Hills Baptist Church with burial in the Wix Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, Homer Stinson of Westmoreland; three sons, Douglas Stinson of Boulder City, Nevada, Homer Stinson, Jr. of Marghell, Illinois and James Stinson of Santa Anna, California; one daughter, Mrs. Cordell Akin of Westmoreland; four sisters, Mrs. Lilly Cook, Mrs. Maude Jent, Miss Ora Bell Wix, all of Westmoreland and Mrs. Selma Dotson of Indianapolis, Indiana; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Deceased: James Alford Troutt
Date of Death: Jun 27, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 336, Bethpage, TN
Birthplace: Wilson Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jan 19, 1954
Age: 27 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Diesel Engine Mechanic
Name of Spouse: Connie Marie Oettel
Name of Father: Hollis D. Troutt
Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth M. Spears
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Connie M. Troutt  Address: Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 336, Bethpage, TN
Service Date: Jun 30, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Dixon Springs   Location: Dixon Springs, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) James A. "Bimbo" Troutt, 27, of Bethpage died at Sumner County Memorial Hospital Saturday June 27, 1981 as a result of an auto accident. Funeral services were held Tuesday June 30 at 11:00am in the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with burial in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Survivors include his father, Hollis D. Troutt, Sr. of Columbia, South Carolina and his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Sadler of Bethpage; his wife, Connie Oettel Troutt of Bethpage; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Tandy Spears of Bethpage; four brothers, Hollis D. Troutt, Jr., and Hubert Lee Troutt, both of Gallatin; Terry Wayne Troutt and Ricky Steven Troutt, both of Bethpage; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Morgan of Portland and Mrs. Linda Wix of Westmoreland.

Deceased: Willie James Scruggs
Date of Death: Jun 30, 1981
Place of Death: Brandywood Nursing Home
Last Residence: Park St., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 5, 1925
Age: 56 yrs.
Color, Sex: Male
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Domestic - Handyman
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Robert Scruggs
Maiden Name of Mother: Mattie Moss
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Max Fierstein  Address: 6720 Giant Oaks Rd. Ringwood, IL  60072
Service Date: Jul 3, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Eulia
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Violet Marie Hammock
Date of Death: Aug 1, 1981
Place of Death: Macon County General Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 522, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Barren Co., KY
Date of Birth:  May 16, 1920
Age: 61 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Machine Operator - Electric Motor Mfg.
Name of Spouse: Young Hammock
Name of Father: Clarence Osborne
Maiden Name of Mother: Edna Peden
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Thomas
Informant: Donna Marie Hammock  Address: Rt 2, Box 522, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Aug 3, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Siloam Missionary Baptist
Name of Cemetery: Siloam   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Jesse Ray Wagoner
Date of Death: Aug 3, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Nov 12, 1924
Age: 56 yrs., 8 mo., 21 days
Color, Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Machine Operator - Eaton Lock Mfg.
Name of Spouse: Lela May Rippy
Name of Father: William Wagoner
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Carter
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Clarence Sanders, Gallatin
Informant: Lela May Wagoner  Address: Rt 1, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Aug 5, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Holly Fran Woodard
Date of Death: Aug 25, 1981
Place of Death: Vanderbilt Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 410, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 21, 1980
Age: 1 yr., 4 mo., 4 days
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: 
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Ricky Wayne Woodard
Maiden Name of Mother: Judith Elaine Jiles
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Donna Braton
Informant: Ricky Woodard  Address: Rt 2, Box 410, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Aug 27, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: (Obit) Holly Fran Woodard, the 16 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Woodard of Westmoreland, died Tuesday, August 25, 1981 at Vanderbilt University Hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 27, at the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland with Bro. Dale Flowers officiating. Burial followed at Eulia. Survivors in addition to the parents include one sister at home, Ida Nicole Woodard; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Giles, paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Woodard, all of Westmoreland and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Woodard of Carthage.

Deceased: Betty Jennell Estrada
Date of Death: Aug 29, 1981
Place of Death: Phoenix, AZ
Last Residence: P.O. Box 208, Cashion, AZ
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth: Nov 18, 1954 
Age: 26 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Divorced
Usual Occupation: Retail Clerk
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Robert Young Love
Maiden Name of Mother: Donie E. Maulden
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Donie Love  Address: Rt 3, Box 1, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Sep 2, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Eulia
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Betty Jennell Estrada, 26, of Cashion, Arizona died there Saturday, August 29, as a result of a auto accident in Cashion. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Donie M. Love of Westmoreland; one son, Larry Joe Keen, and one daughter, Melissa Jennell Keen, both of Cashion, Arizona. Other survivors include two sisters, Gracie Irene Calvert of Colorado and Norma Jean Runyon of Westmoreland; two brothers, David Lee Love and Tony Lee Love, both of Westmoreland. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 2, 1981 at Eulia Baptist Church with Bro. Merrell Wix officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Deceased: Willie Roark Garrett
Date of Death: Sep 1, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Bethpage, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Feb 11, 1919
Age: 62 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Single
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Carey S. Garrett
Maiden Name of Mother: Lillie E. Roberson
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. J. K. Thompson. Gallatin
Informant: Carey S. Garrett  Address: Rt 3, Bethpage, TN  37022
Service Date: Sep 3, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Bradley   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Johnnie Elbert Jenkins
Date of Death: Sep 13, 1981
Place of Death: Westmoreland, TN
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 16, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: TX
Date of Birth:  May 2, 1904
Age: 77 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Unit Tender - Heavy Equipment Mfg. - City Judge
Name of Spouse: Jessie Mae Cothron
Name of Father: Henry Jenkins
Maiden Name of Mother: Kitty Ann Suddarth
If Veteran, what war: WW II 
Physician: Dr. Thomas Carter
Informant: Mrs. Jessie Mae Jenkins  Address: Rt 2, Box 16, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Sep 16, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Johnnie E. Jenkins, 77, died at his home in Westmoreland, September 13, 1981, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Jenkins returned to Westmoreland after retiring from Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois in 1966. He served as Westmoreland City Judge from 1967-1977. He also served as V.F.W., 4th District Commander, 1970-1971, and was an active member in local V.F.W. Post 9806, being a lifetime member. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Cothron Jenkins, a daughter, Hollis Spak of East Detroit, Michigan, a grandson, John Spak, also of East Detroit. Funeral services were held at the Alexander Funeral Home at 11:00am Wednesday, September 16, 1981, conducted by Elder F.W. Lambert. Burial was in the Eulia Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Ralph Denney, Guy Yelton, David Brown, Bill Caudill, Coleman Merryman, and James Dalton.

Deceased: E. Russell Carter
Date of Death: Sep 20, 1981
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Brownsburg, IN
Birthplace: Westmoreland
Date of Birth:  Mar 20, 1910
Age: 71 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Truck Driver - School Bus Driver - Alt. Mail Carrier
Name of Spouse: Mrs. Mary E. Carter
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: G. H. Herrmann Funeral Home  Address: Indianapolis, IN
Service Date: Sep 24, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Westmoreland World, 1 October 1981 E. Russell Carter, 71, of Brownsburg, Indiana died Sunday, September 20, 1981 at his home. He was a retired school bus driver for Sumner County and a mail carrier for Westmoreland. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Carter, and two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Patty) Richard of Brownsburg, Indiana; and Mrs. Robert (Mable Jo) Wedel of Gary, Indiana. Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Morris of Westmoreland and Miss Ruth Carter of Westmoreland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Alexander Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Delia Carter
Date of Death: Sep 23, 1981
Place of Death: Smyrna Hospital
Last Residence: 8123 Luree St., Hermitage, TN  37076
Birthplace: Allen Co., KY
Date of Birth:  Jan 6, 1899
Age: 82 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: George Thomas "Tommie" Carter
Name of Father: Henry Carter
Maiden Name of Mother: Patsy Tuttle
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Pinto
Informant: Mrs. C. A. Gilliam  Address: 8123 Luree St., Hermitage, TN  37076
Service Date: Sep 24, 1981  Time: 2:30pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mrs. Delia Carter, 82, of Hermitage died September 23 at Smyrna Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. C.A. (Mable) Gilliam of Hermitage and a sister, Mrs. Julia Stamps of Kentucky. Other survivors include two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 24 at 2:00pm at the Alexander Funeral Home with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Fannie Sue Nimmo
Date of Death: Oct 1, 1981
Place of Death: Beene Nursing Home, Hartsville
Last Residence: Pleasant Grove Rd., Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 30, 1892
Age: 89 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Retired School Teacher
Name of Spouse: Lucian Nimmo
Name of Father: Willie Gilliam
Maiden Name of Mother: Susan Davis
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. E. K. Bratton, Hartsville, TN
Informant: Charles A. Nimmo  Address: Rt 1, Box 152, Castalian Springs, TN  37031
Service Date: Oct 3, 1981  Time: 3:30pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Mrs. Fannie Sue Nimmo, Pleasant Grove Road, Westmoreland, TN died Thursday 1 October 1981 at the Beene Nursing Home in Hartsville. She was 89. Survivors include two sons; Charles A. Nimmo of Castalian Springs and William G. Nimmo of Deer Lodge, Montana. Other Survivors include six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3:30pm on Saturday 3 October 1981 at Alexander Funeral Home in Westmoreland with burial in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Deceased: Clarence Wilson Coats
Date of Death: Oct 7, 1981
Place of Death: Highland Hospital, Portland
Last Residence: Rt 2, Box 197, Bethpage, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 15, 1903
Age: 78 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Farmer
Name of Spouse: Mary Wells
Name of Father: Thomas Y. Coats
Maiden Name of Mother: Pearl Akins
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Ditties, Portland
Informant: Mary Coats  Address: Rt 2, Box 197, Bethpage, TN
Service Date: Oct 10, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Forrest Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Forrest Chapel   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: (Obit) Clarence W. Coates, 78, of Bethpage, died Wednesday, October 7, 1981 at Highland Hospital in Portland. Survivors include his wife, Mary Wells Coates; two sons, Stephen J. Coates and Daniel Coates, both of Westmoreland; five daughters, Mrs. Carlene McMurtry, Mrs. Carol Brooks, both of Indianapolis, Indiana; Mrs. Judy Graves and Mrs. Karen Clark, both of Westmoreland; and Mrs. Lavonne Eaton of Bethpage. Other survivors include two brothers, Harold Coates and Chestley Coates, both of Gallatin; one sister, Mrs. Velma Heath of Portland; and 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11:00am at Forest Chapel Methodist Church with burial in Forest Chapel Cemetery.

Deceased: Annie Gray Cook
Date of Death: Oct 10, 1981
Place of Death: St. Charles Hospital, Toledo, OH
Last Residence: 5934 Buchanan, Toledo, OH  43623
Birthplace: TN
Date of Birth:  Nov 21, 1886
Age: 94 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Allen Cook
Name of Father: Peter Cooper
Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth Chronister
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Mrs. Virginia Cook  Address: 5934 Buchanan, Toledo, OH  43623
Service Date: Oct 12, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Green Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Steven Franklin Caldwell
Date of Death: Oct 11, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: 
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 1, 1947
Age: 34 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: 
Usual Occupation: Tire Checker - Tire Recapping
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: Milburn F. Caldwell
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Leen Sykes
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Saliba
Informant: Milburn F. Caldwell  Address: P.O. Box 191, Lafayette, TN  37083
Service Date: Oct 13, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Garrett's Creek
Name of Cemetery: Caldwell   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Gladys Mince Vantrease
Date of Death: Oct 11, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 63, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jun 22, 1924
Age: 57 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Retail Grocery - Store Operator
Name of Spouse: Thomas "Pete" Hayden Vantrease
Name of Father: Bob Mince
Maiden Name of Mother: Julie Leath
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Saliba
Informant: Thomas H. Vantrease  Address: Rt 3, Box 63, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Oct 13, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Crestview   Location: Gallatin
Additional Information: (Obit) Gladys Mince Vantrease, 57, of Route 3, Westmoreland died Sunday, October 11, at Sumner County Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Hayden Vantrease and one son, Earnie Russell Meador of Westmoreland. Other survivors include two brothers, Gaston Mince of Bethpage and Floyd Mince of Kokomo, Indiana; one sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Byrd of Bethpage. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 13 at the Alexander Funeral Home with burial in the Crestview Cemetery.

Deceased: Joseph Nicholas Dant, Jr.
Date of Death: Nov 1, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 4, Westmoreland
Birthplace: IL
Date of Birth: May 4, 1926 
Age: 55 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Residential Construction
Name of Spouse: Nadine Garrett
Name of Father: Joseph N. Dant, Sr.
Maiden Name of Mother: Elizabeth Mattingly
If Veteran, what war:  WW II
Physician: Dr. Thompson, Gallatin
Informant: Gerald Mattingly  Address: 2741 E. Edgwood, Indianapolis, IN
Service Date: Nov 3, 1981  Time: 1oam  Place:  St. Francis Catholic Church, Loretto, KY
Name of Cemetery: St. Francis   Location: Loretto, KY
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Marty Dean Gregory
Date of Death: Nov 1981
Place of Death: Residence
Last Residence: Rt 1, Hartsville, TN
Birthplace: Trousdale Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Oct 27, 1957
Age: 24 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Carpenter - Residential Construction
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: J. R. Gregory
Maiden Name of Mother: Elsie Holder
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Bratton, Hartsville
Informant: J. R. Gregory  Address: Rt 1, Box 173, Hartsville
Service Date: Nov 4, 1981  Time: 10am  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: (Obit) Marty Dean Gregory, 24, of Hartsville, died November 1, 1981 at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 4 at 10:00am at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Eulia Cemetery. Survivors are his parents, Elsie Holder and J.R. Gregory; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gregory of Westmoreland; three brothers, Gary Wayne Gregory, Jimmy Dale Gregory and Timmy Lee Gregory, all of Hartsville.

Deceased: Clydie Mae Cannon
Date of Death: Nov 4, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 14-B, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: TN
Date of Birth: Jul 28, 1933 
Age: 48 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Machine Operator - Clothing Mfg.
Name of Spouse: Ted Cannon
Name of Father: Odel Love
Maiden Name of Mother: Urella Wix
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. King, Gallatin
Informant: Teddy Cannon  Address: P.O. Box 431, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Nov 6, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Eulia
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Ray Dean Braswell
Date of Death: Nov 8, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 312, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Mar 27, 1916
Age: 65 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Electrician - Residential Construction
Name of Spouse: Sue Duffer
Name of Father: Clay Braswell
Maiden Name of Mother: Lula Suttle
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Ted Hill, Gallatin
Informant: Sue Braswell  Address: Rt 4, Box 312, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Nov 10, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place: Chapel 
Name of Cemetery: Fairfield   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Deleta Marie Leafty
Date of Death: Nov 13, 1981
Place of Death: North Kansas City Memorial Hospital, KC, MO
Last Residence: Rt 4, Liberty, MO
Birthplace: Wayne Co., IA
Date of Birth: Apr 18, 1918 
Age: 63 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Harry Washington Leafty
Name of Father: Roy Harlan
Maiden Name of Mother: Isal Osborn
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Mrs. J. H. Dickerson  Address: Rt 4, Box 255, Westmoreland
Service Date: Nov 17, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Eulia   Location: Westmoreland
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Nealey Myrtle Creasy
Date of Death: Nov 16, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 4, Box 196, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  May 1, 1891
Age: 90 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Willie Creasy
Name of Father: Wade Goad
Maiden Name of Mother: Etta Walden
(? Walrond)
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Saliba
Informant: Fred Creasy  Address: Rt 4, Westmoreland, TN  37186
Service Date: Nov 18, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Church of God
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Woodrow Wilson Scruggs
Date of Death: Nov 28, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital (DOA)
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 148, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Macon Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Jul 28, 1913
Age: 68 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Fork Lift Operator
Name of Spouse: Artie M. Brown
Name of Father: William Menlow Scruggs
Maiden Name of Mother: Viletta Moore
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Saliba
Informant: Artie M. Scruggs  Address: 102 Gardner Dr., Mt. Pleasant, TN
Service Date: Nov 30, 1981  Time: 2pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Bernice Henry Key
Date of Death: Dec 6, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 3, Box 56, Westmoreland, TN
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 10, 1898
Age: 83 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Usual Occupation: Retired Farmer
Name of Spouse: Bessie Graves
Name of Father: John H. Key
Maiden Name of Mother: Kate Perry
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Blackshear
Informant: Mrs. J. W. Creasy  Address: Rt 3, Box 56, Westmoreland, TN
Service Date: Dec 8, 1981  Time: 1:30pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: New Hope   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Delbert W. Mandrell
Date of Death: Dec 7, 1981
Place of Death: Medical Center, Bowling Green
Last Residence: Walnut Forrest Apts., Apt 44, Morgantown Rd., Franklin, KY  42134
Birthplace: Sumner Co., TN
Date of Birth:  Apr 23, 1910
Age: 71 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: Building Maintenance - Board of Trade
Name of Spouse: Hazel Kepley
Name of Father: Date Mandrell
Maiden Name of Mother: Lonie Rippy
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Thomas G. Perkins, Bowling Green, KY
Informant: Hazel Mandrell  Address: Walnut Forrest Apts., Apt 44, Morgantown Rd., Franklin, KY  42134
Service Date: Dec 10, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Rocky Mound
Name of Cemetery: Rocky Mound   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Leona Creasy
Date of Death: Dec 17, 1981
Place of Death: Sumner County Memorial Hospital
Last Residence: Rt 1, Box 65, Gallatin, TN
Birthplace: KY
Date of Birth:  Aug 22, 1903
Age: 78 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Female
Marital Status: Widow
Usual Occupation: Housewife
Name of Spouse: Radford Creasy
Name of Father: Joe Adams
Maiden Name of Mother: Mary P. Webb
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: Dr. Lloyd Brown, Gallatin
Informant: Iva Harper  Address: Rt 1, Box 65, Gallatin, TN
Service Date: Dec 19, 1981  Time: 11am  Place:  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Name of Cemetery: Pleasant Grove   Location: Westmoreland, TN
Additional Information: 

Deceased: Herman G. Lauderdale
Date of Death: Dec 23, 1981
Place of Death: Lafayette, IN
Last Residence: Lafayette, IN
Birthplace: 
Date of Birth:  Aug 15, 1918
Age: 63 yrs.
Color, Sex: White, Male
Marital Status: Married
Usual Occupation: 
Name of Spouse: 
Name of Father: 
Maiden Name of Mother: 
If Veteran, what war: 
Physician: 
Informant: Funeral Home  Address: Lafayette, IN
Service Date: Dec 28, 1981  Time: 1pm  Place:  Chapel
Name of Cemetery: Green Grove   Location: Hartsville
Additional Information: 

 


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