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Selected Obituaries
Portland Leader
January 7, 2004 -
December 29, 2004

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes
© 2004

The obituaries offered below are partial listings from the Portland Leader.  Only information of genealogical significance has been posted; No known living relatives' names are given.

January 7, 2004 

Valley Louise STEWART, 86, died on Thurs., Jan. 1, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center.  A Robertson Co. native, she was born on April 23, 1917 to the late Ida (Scrouge) and Ewing Burvin Jacobs.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by three daughters, two brothers, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan 3, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Gary Dean RIGGSBEE, 52, of Cottontown, died on Sat., Jan 3, 2004 at his residence.  A Robertson County native, he was born on Jan. 12, 1951 to the late Martha (Fuqua) and Robert Dalton Riggsbee.  He was self-employed as a mechanic.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sisters, five brothers, and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Jan. 6, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Thurman Eugene ROGERS, 61, of Cottontown died on Thurs., Jan. 1, 2004 in Nashville.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on July 23, 1942 to the late Thelma (Brinkley) and Thurman Rogers.  He was employed in the construction industry.  He is survived by one daughter, two sons, six sisters, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan. 3, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Jake Link Cemetery.

Dorothy Louise NEWMAN, 76, of Portland died on Thurs., Jan. 1, 2004 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A Davidson Co. native, she as born to the late Carrie (Greene) and Orville Porter Keeler.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by three daughters, two sons, one sister, two brothers, 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan 3, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park in Gallatin.

January 14, 2004

Lattie B. KNIGHT , 78, of Portland died on Fri. Dec. 26, 2003 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center of Portland.  A native of Scottsville, Ky., he was born on May 9, 1925 to the late Etta May and Jasper Newt Knight.  He served his country in the U. S. Army and was more recently retired from Souther Gauge as a custodian.  He is survived by:  his wife, two daughters, four sons, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Dec. 29, 2003 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  The remains were cremated.

Kathleen MILLUZZO (O'Leary) Milluzzo, 57, of Portland died on Dec. 28, 2003.  A native of Worcester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Mary M. (Notarangelo) and Capt. Daniel J. O'Leary.  She was a teacher and, as well as her many teaching positions in Mass., taught at Bethel, Austin Peay, Vol. State and Strayer Univ.  She is survived by her husband (Portland), a sister, a niece and nephew, and several aunts and cousins.  Funeral services were held on Fri. Jan. 2, 2004 at Manzi Funeral Home in Worcester, Mass.  Burial was at St. John's Cemetery in Worcester, Mass.

January 21, 2004

Jesse Turner BURGETT, 75, of Portland died on Mon., Jan. 12, 2004 at Westmoreland Health Care.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on June 20, 1928 to the late Katie (Perry) and Ed Burgett.  He was a retired farmer and was a self-employed carpenter and painter.  He is survived by two daughters, both of Portland; two sisters, both of Gallatin; two brothers, one from Gallatin and the other from Hopkinsville, Ky., and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Jan. 15, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Frances V. BRILEY, 77, of Portland died on Tues., Jan 13, 2004 at her residence.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Nov. 3, 1926 to the late Jennie (Harris) and Cleveland Hughes.  She was a retired laborer.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one stepson, and one sister (Portland), one half sister of Oak Grove, 10 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Jan 15, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Ellen Odena Perdue DUFFER, 76, formerly of Portland, died on Fri., Jan 16, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Dec. 10, 1927 to the late Pearl (Bracken) and Doc Perdue.  She was employed for 30 years by Western Electric in Indiana as an assembly line worker and retired in 1985.  She was a member of the Pioneers of America and a member of Martin's Chapel Church in Portland.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Z. Duffer, and three brothers, Oather, Estel, and William Perdue.  She is survived by one daughter, one sister (Portland), three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Wed., Jan. 21, 2004 at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home in Greenwood, Ind.  Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood, Ind.

Essie Mae GREGORY, 90, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sat., Jan 17, 2004 at Medco Center of Franklin, Ky.  She was born on Feb. 26, 1913 to the late Nannie Belle (Dorris) and Clarence Deasy.  She was a homemaker and a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Portland.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey (Jack) Gregory and son, Wayne Gregory.  She is survived by one daughter, two sons, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Jan. 20, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Portland.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Callie Lavoyce SMITH, 58, of Portland died on Sun., Jan. 18, 2004 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on July 23, 1945 to the late Edward Cron.  She was previously employed at the Farmers Bank as a bookkeeper.  She is survived by her husband, mother, one daughter, two sons, stepmother, seven sisters, and three brothers.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Jan. 20, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

January 28, 2004

Eunice Hodges PRICE, 66, of North Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Portland died on Jan. 19, 2004.  A 1955 graduate of Portland High School, she worked initially for Southern Bell in Gallatin and after several moves and several years of college, she found her calling as a teacher.  She was preceded in death by her father, Guthrie Hodges.  She is survived by one daughter, one son, her mother, two sisters, three brothers, one granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan. 24, 2004 at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home in Jupiter, Fla.  Burial was at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Fla.  Ms. Price had previously established a college scholarship fund.

February 4, 2004

Douglas (Toby) Leon DOLLAR, 78, of Portland died on Thurs., Jan. 29, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  He was born in Sumner Co. on June 11, 1925.  He is survived by one sister.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan 31, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Prudence JENKINS, 89, of Portland died on Thurs., Jan 29, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Jan. 21, 1915 to the late Pearl Ann (Bracken) and Cornelius Frankford Perdue.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of Martin's Chapel General Baptist church.  She was preceded in death by husband, Woodrow Jenkins; two daughters, Elwanda Trammel and Annette Groves, one grandchild, Darlene Herbert, and one great grandchild, Casey Renee Groves.  She is survived by three daughters, one son, 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan. 31, 2004 at Martin's Chapel General Baptist Church.  Burial was at Sherron Cemetery Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ollie Thomas KELLY, 66, of Portland died on Wed., Jan 28, 2004 at Baptist Hospital.  He was born on Aug. 7, 1937 to Bessie Mae (Lamberth) and Brady Kelley.  He was retired from Ryder Trucking.  He was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Kelley.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, two step-daughters, two sisters, two brothers, and two step-grandsons.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Jan 31, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Hillcrest cemetery in White House.

February 11, 2004

Dana Gwinn KEPLEY, 50, of Westmoreland died on Fri., Jan. 30, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Portland native, he was born on May 22, 1953 to Betty Geraldine and Gwinn Heilon Kepley.  He was employed by the U. S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in the Portland area for 13 years.  He was a deacon at Providence General Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one sister, one brother-in-law, and one granddaughter.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Feb 2, 2004 at Providence General Baptist Church.  Burial was at Providence Cemetery.  Anderson & Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland was in charge of arrangements.

LaUna PARKER, 85, of Westmoreland died on Sat., Feb. 7, 2004.  She was the daughter of the late Martha Simpson and Charlie Newton Durham.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm Parker.  She is survived by one sister of Portland and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Feb. 9, 2004 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin.  Burial was at Bethpage Cemetery.

February 18, 2004

Larry Randall HUGHEY, 55, of Portland died on Mon., Feb. 16, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A native of Florence, Ala., he was the son of the late Wilda Faye (Giles) and Davis Hughey.  He was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and a member of the Portland American Legion.  Survivors include his wife, one daughter, two sons, three step-children, one brother, and five grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed., Feb. 18, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

Howard William RYAN, 67, of Portland died on Sun., Feb. 15, 2004 at Highland Manor.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Oct. 28, 1936 to the late Stella (Perry) and Dewy Ryan.  He was a retired fireman for the City of Gallatin.  He is survived by two daughters, two sons, one sister, one brother, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Feb. 17, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

February 25, 2004

Jerry Dale WEBB, 61, of Bethpage died on Wed., Feb 18, 2004 at Centennial Medical Center.  A native of Indianapolis, Ind., he was born on Feb. 12, 1943 to the late Ruby (Halliburton) and Jason P. (Earl) Webb.  He was a laborer.  He is survived by three daughters, two sons, three sisters, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Feb. 19, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Vernon M. CHATMAN, 73, of Portland died on Thurs., Feb. 19, 2004 at his residence.  A Pineville, La. native, he was born on May 3, 1930 to the late Lois (Tebbell) and Garrett Chatman.  He served in the U. S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War.  He was a retired butcher.  He was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Chatman and Jeff Chatman.  He is survived by two daughters, one son, one step-daughter, one sister, one brother, and many grandchildren.  The body was cremated.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer Leroy BROOKS, 85, died on Mon., Feb. 23, 2004 at his residence in Atkins, Va.  A native of Smyth Co., Va., he was born to the late Flossie (Tibbs) and Oscar Brooks.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in World War II.  He was a truck driver with B. C. Umbarger Trucking.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Maynard Brooks and John L. Brooks.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, one daughter, two sons, one sister, one brother, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Wed., Feb. 25, 2004 at 8:00 PM at Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion, Va.  Graveside services will be held on Thurs., Feb. 26 at 11:00 AM at the Rosewood Memorial Gardens in Rural Retreat.

March 3, 2004

Gladys Aline BROWN, 84, of Portland died on Tues., Feb. 24, 2004 at Harriman Care and Rehab in Harriman.  She was formerly employed at Neuhoff Packing Co.  she was a 38 year member of First Baptist Church in Portland.  She is survived by one daughter, two sons, seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Feb. 27, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Westmoreland.

Billy Joe MARLIN, 73 of Franklin, Ky. died on Tues., Feb. 24, 2004 at his residence.  A Sumner Co. native, he was the son of the late Alberta (Civils) and Uel Marlin.  He had been a milk truck driver for Hendricks and Anderson Trucking.  He is survived by two sisters, one from Mitchellville, one from Detroit, three brothers, two from Franklin, Ky. and one from Smith Creek, Mich., two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Feb. 27, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Emma Jean JACQUES, 79, of Portland died on Fri., Feb. 27, 2004 at her residence.  A native of Utah, she was born on July 1, 1924 to the late Alice (Johnson) and David Timothy.  She was a homemaker.  She served her country in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Winthrop Albert Jacques, and two sons, Larry and Peter Jacques.  She is survived by three daughters, one of Boilingbrook, Il., one of white House, and one of Portland, two sons, one of Portland and one of Madison, Wis.; one sister of Cleveland, Utah, 18 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Mar. 2, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Her remains were sent to Cleveland, Utah.

Harvey D. TINSLEY, 85, of Greenwood, Ind. died on Sat., Feb. 28, 2004 at Greenwood Village in Greenwood, Ind.  A Bowling Green, Ky. native, he was born on Dec. 24, 1918 to the late Gladys (Stoval) and William Tinsley.  He was retired from Western Electric after 30 years of service.  He was a faithful member of Greenwood Church of Christ and Pioneers Club of America.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Wallace Tinsley, and his son, Volney Bunch.  He is survived by one daughter-in-law, four grandchildren, five step-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Charles L. "Chuck" BORDERS, Jr., 21, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sat., Feb. 28, 2004 in Bowling Green, Ky.  A native of Simpson Co., Ky., he was the son of Loretta Meador Minnicks of Kingston, Ga., and Charles Louis Borders of Franklin, Ky.  He was employed by WBKO television station in Bowling Green, Ky.  He is survived by two half-brothers, and one half-sister.  funeral services were held on Tues., Mar. 2, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Scottsville, Ky.

March 10, 2004

Clemie P. MAY, 102, of Portland died on Sat., Mar. 6, 2004 at Highland Manor.  She was born on Oct. 10, 1901 and was the daughter of the late James Webb.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by one son of Portland, two granddaughters, seven great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Mar. 8, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

David Kyle McGEE, 18, of Portland died on tues., March 2, 2004 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  He was born Sept. 13, 1985 in Bowling Green, Ky. and was a student at Portland High School.  Funeral services were held on Fri., March 5, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Hartsville Cemetery in Hartsville.

Heather Lynn BREWARD, 15, of Portland died on Tues., March 2, 2004 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., she was born on June 7, 1988.  She was a student at Portland High School.  Funeral services were held on Fri., March 5, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Graveside services were conducted at Blount, Curry & Reed Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Woodrow Wilson "Moody" NOAH, 90, of Belvidere died on Wed., March 3, 2004 at his residence.  He was a native of Franklin Co. and was a retired farmer.  He is survived by his wife, one son, one sister, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Fri., March 5, 2004 at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester.  Burial was at Maxwell cemetery in Belvidere.

March 17, 2004

A memorial service is to be held for Ralph M. DAVIDSON at the Portland Seventh-day Adventist Church (627 Broadway) on Sun., Mar. 21, 2004 at 2:00 P. M.  Ralph, age 92, was born on Aug. 2, 1911 near St. Marys, Ohio.  Following a short illness, he died on Sun., Feb. 15, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  He was a member of the Portland Seventh-day Adventist Church.  He is survived by four daughters, one foster daughter, three step-sons, and 12 step grandchildren.  Ralph Davidson was buried on Sun., Feb. 22, 2004 beside his wife of 59 years in Riverside Gardens Cemetery near Woodbury (Cannon County).

Naomi Ruth METZ, 87, of New Albany, Ind. died on Sat., Mar. 13, 2004 at Green Valley Health Care in New Albany, Ind. died on Sat., Mar. 13, 2004 at Green Valley Health Care in New Albany, Ind.  A native of English, Ind., she was the former Naomi Ruth Austin.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Goble Metz, and a daughter, Margie Hazelwood.  She is survived by one daughter, five sons, one sister, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Mar. 16 at the Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home in New Albany, Ind.  Burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind.

John AKIN, Jr., 87, of Portland died on Thurs., Mar. 11, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center.  A native of Simpson Co., Ky., he was born on Feb. 20, 1917 to the late Emma (March) and John Wesley Akin, Sr.  He was retired from Tennessee Gas with 30 years of service.  He is survived by two daughters, one son, one sister, one brother, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Mar. 13, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was in Sulfur Springs, Ky.

Carol Joy BRADSTREET, 66, of Portland died on Wed., Mar. 10, 2004 at Metropolitan General Hospital in Nashville.  A native of Walkerton, Ind., she was born on June 1, 1937 to the late Vera (Burnside) and William Peterson.  She was a retired tax preparer.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, three sons, seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Leonard B. GROVES, 85, of Portland died on Mon., Mar. 15, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A native of Robertson Co., he was born on July 24, 1918 to the late Vera and Willie Groves.  He was retired from Stateline Gulf Station and served in the 1st Armored Division of the U. S. Army in World War II.  He was a member of VFW Post 5706 and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 62 in Franklin, Ky.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Wed., Mar. 17, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Wade McNay SEALS, Jr., 58, of Clyo, Ga. died on Wed., Mar. 10, 2004 at Memorial Hospital.  A native of San Antonio, Texas, he was a retired Chief Warrant Officer with the U. S. Army after 20 years of service.  He had served in Vietnam.  He was of the Catholic faith.  A rosary service was held on Sun., Mar. 14, 2004 at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, Effingham Chapel, in Springfield, Ga.  Graveside services were conducted on Mon., Mar. 15 at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Betty Ann DOYLE, 50, of Portland died on Sat., Mar. 13, 2004.  She was retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Health and was a member of Portland Church of Christ.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, two sons, her parents, one sister, one brother, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed., Mar. 17, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.

March 24, 2004

Rachel DURHAM, 81, of Portland died on Fri., Mar 19, 2004.  A native of Sumner Co., she was born on Aug. 24, 1922 to the late Lillie (Pardue) and George Caudill.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Durham.  She is survived by one niece, and two nephews (see obit of George Wilbur below) of Portland. Funeral services were held on Sun., Mar. 21, 2004 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin.  Burial was at Rock Bridge Cemetery.

Louise Binkley STOEVER, 84, of Nashville died on Fri., Mar. 19, 2004.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar H. Stoever.  She was a member of the V. F. W. Auxiliary Post #1970.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Mar. 23, 2004 at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Madison.  Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery.

Lucy Aline Graves MOORE, 78, of Hermitage died on Fri., Mar. 19, 2004 at Summit Medical Center.  A native of Franklin, Ky., she was born on March 13, 1926 to the late Jimmy Lee (Glover) and Edward Graves.  She was a homemaker.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Sat., Mar. 27, 2004 at Fairfield Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles "Paul" DILLIARD, 46, of Portland died on Sat., Mar. 20, 2004.  A native of Knox, Ind., he was born on April 11, 1957 to the late Norman Dilliard.  He was a truck driver and had served in the U. S. Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, all of Portland; three brothers and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at Portland Funeral Chapel at 11:00 AM on Wed., Mar. 24, 2004.  Burial will be at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens in Mt. Juliet.

March 31, 2004

Ralph Lynn CIVILS, 56, of Portland died on Wed., Mar 24, 2004 at his residence.  A Portland native, he was born on March 6, 1948 to the late Rebecca (Webb) and Harry Civils.  He was a fireman and policeman for the City of Portland.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, three sons, three sisters, two brothers, and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Mar. 27, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Alene E. DENISON, 87, of Portland died on Wed., Mar. 24, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Portland native, she was born June 20, 1916 to the late Gertrude (Suttle) and William Herman Ray.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Portland Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roma Lee Denison.  She is survived by one son, five brothers, two granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Mar. 28, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Alton Lewis DUNBAR, 76, of Hendersonville died on Mon., Mar. 29, 2004.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, three sisters, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed., Mar. 31, 2004 at Hendersonville First Baptist Church.  Burial will be at 3:00 PM at Baxter Cemetery in Tompkinsville, Ky.

George Gilbert WILBER, a gentleman and a Christian, age 56, of Portland died on Fri., Mar. 26, 2004 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  A native of Seymour, Ind., he was born on Aug. 7, 1947 to the late Elizabeth (Caudill) and John Wilber.  He was the owner/operator of Lee's Home Center in Springfield and White House.  He served his country in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Portland Church of Christ.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, three sons, one sister, one brother, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Mar. 29, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

April 7, 2004

Charles Allen WILLIAMS, 69, of Portland, died on Thurs., Apr. 1, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Sumner Co., he was born on Dec. 7, 1934 to the late Georgia (McDowell) and Harrison A. Williams.  He was a retired farmer and a self-employed businessman.  He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the CEMC Board of Directors and was a long-time member of the Portland Lions Club.  He is survived by his wife of Portland, one daughter, and three sons; one stepdaughter, three stepsons, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Apr. 4, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Ebenezer Cemetery.

Frances Louise BOWERS, 76, of Portland died on Fri., Apr. 2, 2004 at her residence.  A native of Westmoreland, she was born on Sept. 29, 1927 to the late Eunice (Jenkins) and Jerry Wilson Brown.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by one daughter, five sons, three sisters, one brother and 10 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Apr. 5, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Murphy FIELDS, 97, of Cottontown died on Fri., Apr. 2, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical center/Portland.  A Portland native, she was born on June 21, 1906 to the late Allie (Cline) and Neely Burton.  She was a retired nurse and a member of Halltown General Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Fields.  She is survived by two nieces, one nephew, three great-nieces and three great-nephews, several great, great nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Apr. 4, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

April 14, 2004

George Calvin PARKS, 89, of Cottontown died on Wed., Apr. 7, 2004 at Highland Manor.  A native of Sumner Co., he was born on Apr. 17, 1914 to the late Earl (Bradburn) and John Parks.  He served in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.  He was also a retired construction worker and a farmer.  He is survived by one daughter, one son-in-law, one sister, two step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two nephews.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Apr. 9, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at the Bradley Cemetery.

April 21, 2004

Joe David CULBREATH, 63, of Gallatin died on Wed., Apr. 14, 2004.  He was a deacon and former youth leader of Halltown General Baptist Church, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner and one of the founders of The Imperial Group in Portland.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lela (Martin) and Raymond S. Culbreath.  He is survived by his wife, one son, three sisters, three brothers, and nine nieces and six nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Apr. 17, 2004 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin.  Burial was at Halltown Cemetery.

Gene THURMAN, 65, of Portland died on Sat., Apr. 17, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Sumner Co., he was born on May 1, 1938 to Lillian (Hyde) and the late Edward Thurman.  He was a self-employed contractor.  He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Thurman, of Gallatin and sister Nadean Bullard, of Tyler, Texas.  He is survived by his wife, one son, mother, and two brothers, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Apr. 19, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Travis Anthony GREGORY, 16, of Scottsville, Ky. died on Sat., Apr. 10, 2004 from injuries received in an automobile accident.  A native of Warren Co., Ky., he was a student at Allen Co., Scottsville High School,  an employee of Dairy Queen, and a member of Boy Scouts Troop #149.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leon Spearman.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Apr. 13, 2004 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Ky.  Burial was at Allen County Memorial Gardens.

Anne H. COLLINS, 79, of Portland, died on Tues., Apr. 13, 2004 at Gallatin Health Care Center.  A native of Atlanta, Ga., she was born on Mar. 8, 1925 to the late Alberta (Rogers) and Forest L. Hays.  She received a teaching degree from Belmont College and was employed as a nurse in several fields, a part-time teacher and a daycare manager.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Franklin, Ky.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James Collins.  she is survived by one daughter, one son, two granddaughters, and four great-granddaughters.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Fri., Apr. 16, 2004 at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Green Lawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky. Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Hugh Leroy GRAVES, 72, of Indianapolis, Ind. died on Mon., Apr. 12, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Portland, he was born on Feb. 23, 1932 to the late Kathleen (Cook) and Lonnie Graves.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and served in the Korean War.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, one daughter, five sisters, two brothers and three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Apr. 15, 2004 at Flanner/Buchanon Funeral Center in Indianapolis, Ind.  entombment was at Washington Park East Cemetery.

April 28, 2004

Brown Peyton MEADOR, 77, of Portland died on Tues., Apr. 20, 2004 at Alvin York VA Hospital in Murfreesboro.  A native of Gallatin, he as born on September 23, 1926 to the late Sue Marie (Jackson) and William Jefferson Meador.  He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was employed as a mechanic for Pan Am Airlines.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, three sisters, two brothers, one grandson one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Bush's Chapel Cemetery.

Evelyn FAUGHT, 63, of Portland died on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2004 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  A native of Watertown, she was born on Sept. 11, 1940 to the late Fannie (Baker) and Virgil Campbell.  She was a housewife.  She was precede in death by three daughters, Joann Shadoan, Pauline Shadoan, and Diane Faught and one son, John Faught.

James "Jimmie" JENNETT, 77, of Franklin, Ky. died on Thurs. Apr. 22, 2004 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.  A native of Detroit, Mich., he was the son of the late Earline (Dinwiddie) and James Henry Jennett.  He was a farmer and a member of the Sulphur Spring Baptist Church and American Legion Post 62. He is survived by his wife of Franklin, Ky.; one sister, one niece, and one nephew.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Apr. 25, 2004 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Allen Co., Ky.

Freddy MARTINEZ, 31, of Portland died on Thurs. Apr. 22, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., he was born on May 29, 1972.  He was employed by Lamtech in Gallatin.  He is survived by his wife, two stepdaughters, one stepson, mother, father, five sisters, and two brothers.  Graveside services were held on Sat., Apr. 24, 2004 at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

George "Buck" DISMON, 40, of Westmoreland died on Sun., Apr. 25, 2004 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Lucille (Eaton) and Wilson Dismon.  He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donna and Johnna Dismon.  He is survived by one son, two sisters, three brothers, and one step-brother.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Apr. 27, 2004 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Fountain Run Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

May 5, 2004

Will Austin DONOHO, 76, of Portland died on Sat., May 1, 2004 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.  A Portland native, he as born on Apr. 23, 1928 to the late Lois (Austin) and James Donoho.  He was a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one brother, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., May 3, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Jim Dalton FREEDLE, 93, of Portland died on Mon., May 3, 2004 at Brassell Home.  A native of Robertson Co., he was born on Sept. 11, 1910 to the late Flora (Keen) and William Freedle.  He was retired from Midwestern Gas.  He was a lifelong member of Union Chapel General Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Freedle, and two brothers, Jack and Dick Freedle.  He is survived by three daughters, one sister, one brother, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren;  Masonic services were held on Tues., May 4, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Cynthia Renee BLACKBURN, 45, of Portland died on Sat., May 1, 2004 at her residence.  A native of Ridgetop, she was born on Sept. 23, 1958 to the late Wanda (Alley) and Walter Gunn Jr.  She is survived by one daughter, one son, father, two sisters, one brother, and one grandson.  Funeral services were held on Mon., May 3, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Greenbrier Cemetery in Greenbrier.

May 12, 2004

Sue Shoulders LAWSON, 66, of Lebanon died on Tues., May 4, 2004 at University Medical Center in Lebanon. A Smith Co. native, she was born on Mar. 4, 1938 to the late Annie Hix (Holleman) and William Kirk Shoulders. She was a 1956 graduate of Smith Co. High School and attended the Nashville Campus of Tennessee State University where she studied accounting.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Titusville, Fla., and was a member of the Gallatin Road Baptist Church.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one brother, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., May 8 2004 at Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage.  Burial was at Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Alex Michael MALOSKY, 80, of Portland, died on Sun., May 9, 2004 at his residence.  He as a maintenance worker for Okonite Cable Co. and served in the U. S. Army during World War II.  A Pa. native, he was born on July 7, 1923 to the late Catherine (Stephen) and Andrew Malosky.  Survivors include three daughters, one brother, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wed., May 12, 2004 at Gibbons Funeral Home in Gallitzin, Pa.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Altoona, Pa. Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Louie Randall PARKER, 82, of Portland died on Sun., May 9, 2003 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  He was retired from Ford and General Motors where he worked as an engineer.  A Macon Co. native, he was born on Sept. 5, 1921 to the late Flossie Belle (Tuck) and Clarence Parker.  Survivors include his wife, one daughter, one son, one brother, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wed., May 12, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Hayesville Cemetery in Lafayette.

May 19, 2004

John Bennie MOONEYHAN, 79, of Portland died on Sun., May 16, 2004 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A Cottontown native, he was born on July 13, 1924 to the late Josephine (Walker) and James Mooneyhan.  He was a carpenter.  He is survived by one daughter, four sons, four sisters, four brothers, 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed., May 19, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

May 26, 2004

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A prominent retired United Methodist Church minister, Dr. John Robert (Bob) PARKS, of White House, died on Tues., May 18, 2004, at his home in White House, following a battle with progressive supranucular palsy since 2002, an illness he faced with great faith and courage.  He was born March 18, 1931, in Highland Park, Mich., the son of the late Samuel Terry Parks and Mary Alberta Hooper Parks, and was licensed to preach in 1951.  Prior to his retirement in 1994, he served as pastor of Methodist churches in Middle Tennessee, which included Marble Plains Charge, Almaville Charge, Bell Buckle, U.S. Army Chaplain, St. Johns, McKendree Memorial, Lewis burg First, Dalewood, Crievewood, New Providence, Connel, Carthage, Walker's-Lutons, White House, South End, Christian Voice, Pleasant Grove, and Rehoboth.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, four grandsons, and one sister.

June 2, 2004

Kenneth Ryon CASE, Sr. 88, of Portland died on Fri., May 14, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Spartanburg, S.C., he was born on Aug. 2, 1915.  Initially after relocating to the Portland area, he was the farm manager at Fountain Head Rural School while also pursuing his chosen career as a piano tuner, technician and Kendall Piano and Organ dealer.  He was an "honorary" faculty member at Western State University where he tuned 30+ pianos for 28 consecutive years.  He continued to service and sell pianos even after retiring.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, one daughter, one son, four sisters, two brothers, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Services were held on Sun., May 16, 2004 at the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interment following at Old Brush Cemetery.  

Joseph (Jack) Walter BOWERS, 48, of Gallatin died on Tues., May 25, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Davidson Co., he was born on Nov. 13, 1965 to the late Frances (Brown) and Elijah Walter Bower.  He was a stage worker.  He had served in the U. S. Army and the National Guard.  He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Randy Bowers.  He is survived by his wife of Gallatin, one daughter, two sons, one sister, three brothers, and two granddaughters.  Funeral services were held on Fri., May 28, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors was at Old Brush Cemetery.

William N. (Sam) DAVIS, 72, of Cottontown, died on Mon., May 24, 2004 at Nashville V.A. Hospital.  He was born on Nov. 17, 1932 to the late Eula (Spicer) and James William Davis.  He was self-employed in the pallet industry.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dorris Harvey, and two brothers, Jack Davis and Fred Davis.  He is survived by three sisters, one brother, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., May 27, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors was at Portland Memorial Gardens.

June 9, 2004

Russell D. DANIELS, 64, of Portland died on Thurs., May 27, 2004 as a result of a vehicular accident.  A Nashville native, he was born on Feb. 14, 1940 to the late Earline (Street) and Russell Daniels.  He was employed with Fleet Design.  He is survived by his wife, four stepdaughters, two stepsons, one sister, 32 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sun., May 30, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Willie GIVENS, 85, of Portland died on Mon., June 7, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Jackson Co. native, he was born on Apr. 17, 1919 to the late Nellie Pearl and Jasper Daniel Givens.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the East Main Missionary Baptist Church in Hartsville.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, one daughter, one son, two sisters, three brothers, six grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Wed., June 9, 2004 at 1:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage.   Burial will follow in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

David Stephen PEARSON, 55, of Portland died on Sat., May 29, 2004.  He was the son of the late Dorothy (Hickman) and Ernest Pearson.  He was employed as a machinist for 34 years at Tyco in Franklin, Ky.  He served in the U. S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He was a deacon at State Line General Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two sisters, one brother, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Tues., June 1, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

June 16, 2004

Steven O. LANE, 47, of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif., died on Fri, May 14, 2004 at Terrance Memorial Medical center, Calif.  A Portland native, he was the son of the late Billy H. Lane.  A graduate of Russell High School, he received a bachelor and master of science degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech.  He was a designer and producer of antennae for communications satellites with Boeing Satellite Systems (formerly Hughes Space and Communications Group of Hughes Aircraft Corporation).  He held 12 patents and authored several professional papers.  He is survived by his wife, one brother, mother, maternal grandmother and five nieces and nephews.

Kelly Jo SMITH, 25, of Franklin, Ky, died on Fri., June 11, 2004 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  An Allen Co., Ky. native, she was employed at Toys R Us in Bowling Green, Ky.  She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Frances and Jessie Smith, and maternal grandparents Virgie Carter and George Gregory.  She is survived by one daughter mother, father, two brothers, two nephews, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Funeral services were held on Mon., June 14, 2004 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Ky.  Burial was at Allen County Memorial Gardens.

Virginia Louise WHITSON, 81, of Portland died on Mon., June 14, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Dec. 29, 1922 to the late Lannie (Hodges) and Gar Petty.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by five daughters one son, one stepdaughter, one sister, one brother, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wed., June 16, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Old Brush Cemetery.

Ruth M. HODGES, 97, of Portland died on Mon., June 7, 2004 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A Portland native, she was born on April 19, 1907 to the late Mary (Dorris) and Hershel Perdue.  She was a homemaker and a member of Portland First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Gordon Hodges.  she is survived by one son, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wed., June 9, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

June 23, 2004

John Henry CUMMINGS, 96, of Portland died on sun., June 6, 2004 at the Brassell Home.  A Robertson Co. native, he was born on Oct. 5, 1907 to the late Elizabeth (Martin) and Babe Crittendon Cummings.  He was a retired farmer.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lovella (Groves) Cummings.  He is survived by one son, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., June 7, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Katherine Louise FLEMING, 90, of Portland died on Thurs., June 17, 2004 at her daughter's home in Chattanooga.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Aug. 17, 1913 to the late Callie (Woodard) and Leslie Cook.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Corinth Church of Christ.  She is survived by one daughter, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., June 19, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Thomas C. SHORT, 77, of Portland died on Sat June 19, 2004 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.  A Robertson Co. native, he was born on Feb. 5, 1927 to the late Hilma (White) and Robert Ernest Short.  He was a retired boilermaker and farmer and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portland.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna (Payne) Short.  He is survived by one daughter, one son, three sisters, and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Mon., June 21, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Leonard Coleman BRILEY, 90, of Cottontown, died on Thurs., June 17, 2004 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A Cottontown native, he was born on April 7, 1914 to the late Mayme (Bradley) and Oliver Briley.  He was a farmer.  He is survived by one son and six grandchildren.  Masonic rites were conducted on Sat., June 19 by Cherry Mound Lodge No. 227.  Funeral services were held on Sun., June 20, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

June 30, 2004

Michael Lee CULBREATH, 49, of Portland died on Tues., June 22, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Indianapolis, Ind., he was born on Mar. 18, 1955 to Jack Culbreath and the late Nancy (Harness) Culbreath. He was a farmer.  He is survived by his wife, father, father-in-law, mother-in-law, two brothers, two nieces, four nephews and several aunts and uncles.  Funeral services were held on Fri., June 25, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Sumner Memorial Gardens in Gallatin.

Lorene VINEYARD, 86, of Cottontown, died on Thurs., June 24, 2004 at her residence.  A Williamson Co native, she was born on Aug. 16, 1917 to the late Loucinda (Bowen) and James Dugan.  She was a homemaker. She is survived by one stepdaughter, one twin sister, and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Jun. 27, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Union Cemetery in Dickson.

Eugene KEY, 50, of Bethpage, died on Mon., June 21, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on June 19, 1954 to Louise (Whitson) Key and the late Denville Key.  He was in the construction industry.  He was preceded in death by his father, Denville Key, and three brothers, Gilbert Key, Hubert Key and Paul Key.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two stepsons, mother, three sisters, two brothers, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., June 24, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Caldwell Cemetery.

Gordon Meredith DENNING, 74, of Nashville died on Tues., June 22, 2004 at The Residence at Alive Hospice.  A native of Simpson Co., Ky., he was born on Nov. 24, 1929 to the late Alma (Cline) and Halford Denning.  He was a heavy equipment operator and had served his country in the U. S. Army.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one stepdaughter, one stepson and six step-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., June 24, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Fairfield Cemetery.

July 7, 2004

Denis Leonard GRIFFIN, Jr., 30, or Portland died on Tues., June 29, 2004.  A Davidson Co. native, he was born on Nov. 13, 1973.  He was a heavy equipment operator for Prestige Homes.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Maudie and Herschel Mink; an aunt and uncle, Mary and David Mink; and nephew, Richlon Griffin.  He is survived by one daughter, his parents, one sister, two brothers, three nieces, a nephew.  Funeral services were held on Fri., July 2, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Portland Memorial Gardens.

July 14, 2004

Jewell E. GROVES, 99, of Franklin, Ky. died on Wed., July 7, 2004 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.  A native of Robertson Co., he was the son of the late Lela (Dillard) and Isaac Groves.  He was a Kentucky Colonel and the oldest member of the Mitchellville First Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent for 53 years.  He had served as a constable for 12 years, deputy sheriff for four years and Simpson Co., Ky. sheriff from 1974 - 1978.  He was a member of the Kentucky Sheriff's Association and was the oldest former sheriff in the state of Ky.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura (Winchester) Groves. He is survived by one daughter, two sons, three sisters, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., July 9, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

McKynzie Rayne ASHWORTH, 27 days old, of Lafayette died on July 11, 2004 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  She is survived by her parents, grandparents, and many relatives.  Funeral services were held on Tues., July 13, 2004 at Alexander-Goad Funeral Home in Lafayette.  Burial was at Macon County Memorial Gardens.

Sinda J. HUNTER, 70, of Portland died on Wed., July 7, 2004 at her residence.  A native of Lafayette, she was born on July 11, 1933 to the late Emma (Hoskins) and Ernest Barber.  She was a seamstress and a member of Christ's Apostolic Holiness Church.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons, one sister, two brothers, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., July 9, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Franklin, Ky.

July 21, 2004

Elizabeth Randolph JERNIGAN, 91, of Portland died on Tues., July 13, 2004 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A native of Robertson Co., she was born on January 17, 1913 to the late Sallie (Hendly) and Boyd Randolph.  She was a retired garment factory seamstress.  She is survived by one son, three grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., July 15, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

William PERDUE, 79, of Paducah, Ky. died on Wed., July 14, 2004 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Perdue, and his parents, Ethel (Biggs) and William Perdue.  He was a welder/custodian and had served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II.  He is survived by his second wife, three daughters, five sons, 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sun., July 18, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Shelby Jean PRICE, 67, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sun., July 11, 2004 at her residence.  She was born on Apr. 17, 1917 to the late Melissa Dunn Bratton and Horace Dunn, Sr.  She attended school in Rockfield, Ky. and later married Charles Price, Sr. on May 26, 1953.  She was a retired medical assistant who had previously worked for Dr. Albert Dittes.  She was employed at Franklin-Simpson Hospital for 20 years.  She was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the senior choir and the New Hope Mother's Board. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Price, Sr.; one son, Charles H. Price, Jr.; and four brothers, Ruble, Hugh, Phillip, and Bobby Dunn.  She is survived by four daughters, two sons, three sisters, five brothers, thirteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wed., July 14, 2004 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial was at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.  Johnson & Coleman Funeral Home in Gallatin was in charge of arrangements.

Herschel Glen LEGGE, 89, of Portland died on Sun., July 18, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Nov. 10, 1914 to the late Henda (Pearson) and Hubert Glen Legge.  He was a retired farmer.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Clara Estelle (Buntin) Legge; one sister, Ora Starks; and a great-grandson, Christopher Key.  He is survived by five daughters, one son, one sister, 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren; and 17 step grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Tues., July 20, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

James Ewin DIXON, 69, of Portland died on Fri., July 16, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Orlinda, he was born on Aug. 8, 1934 to the late Louella (Birdwell) and Jimmie J. Dixon.  He was a retired farmer.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Sanford Dixon.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, three stepchildren, three sisters-in-law, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Mon., July 19, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Providence Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

Lemuel Albert DILLARD, Jr., 77, of Portland died on Fri., July 16, 2004 at Baptist Hospital.  A native of Davidson Co., he was born on May 21, 1927 to the late Betty Jean (Lovell) and Lemuel Albert Dillard, Sr.  He was employed as a utility worker by Metro Water Works.  He is survived by one daughter, three sons, one sister, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Graveside services were held on Mon., July 19, 2004 at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

July 28, 2004

Dovie Maie PEARSON, 55, of Portland died on Tues., July 20, 2004 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.  A native of Westmoreland, she was born May 8, 1949 to the late Margaret (Graves) and James Cole.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pearson, both parents and a sister, Mary Grimm.  She is survived by two sons, three sisters, four brothers, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., July 23, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

August 4, 2004

Dicie Jean Cardwell FURNISH, 58, of Franklin, Ky. died on Wed., July 28, 2004 at her residence.  A native of Simpson Co., she was the daughter of the late Edna (Forshee) and Herbert Cardwell.  she was an administrative assistant at Parallel Produce, a member of Franklin First Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Ladies Aux. Post 62.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sat., July 31, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  burial was at Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

Larry Stanley OWENS, 70, of Portland died on Sat., July 31, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  A Portland native, he was born on Dec. 17, 1933 to the late Gladys (Bunch) Owens.  He was a retired machinist.  He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one sister, three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Aug. 3, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Harold Thomas HESTER, Jr., 86, of Portland died on Thurs., July 29, 2004 at his residence.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Jan. 13, 1918 to the late Eulah (Absher) and Harold Hester.  He was retired from insurance and securities and the auto business.  He served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  He is survived by one daughter, one son, one sister, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Graveside services were held on Sun., Aug. 1, 2004 at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Lynn DOCKERY, 53, of Oakwood, Ga. died on Sun., Aug. 1, 2004 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.  She was employed as a nurse in Oakwood, Ga. and was a member of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby Mae (Gray) Tays and William C. Tays.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, three sons and six grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held on Wed., Aug. 4, 2004 at 11:00 AM at Kennedy Cemetery in Greenhill, Ala.  Greenhill Funeral Home in Florence, Ala. was in charge of arrangements.

Mamie Louise BUTLER, 79, of Westmoreland died on Thurs., July 29, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Davidson Co. native, she was born on May 22, 1925 to the late Ida (Vaughn) and Norman Hall.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by one daughter, one sister, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Aug. 1, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Sumner Memorial Gardens.

Gilbert Clinton PARRISH, 93, of Portland died on Tues., July 27, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland.  An Arkansas native, he was born on February 26, 1911 to the late Carrie (Price) and Oscar Parrish.  He was a retired carpenter.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Parrish, and two sons, Dennis Parrish and Leroy Parrish.  He is survived by one daughter, two sons, one brother, seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., July 30, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

August 11, 2004

Sarah Evelyn STAGGS, 79, of Portland died on Thurs., Aug. 5, 2004 at her residence.  A Simpson Co., Ky. native, she was born on Nov. 13 1924 to the late Blanche (Story) and Arthur Dinwiddie.  She was retired from Lawnlite Corp.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaines Staggs.  She is survived by two daughters, one son, one sister, and four grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Aug. 7, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Horace L. SMART, 87, of Cottontown died on Sun., Aug. 8, 2004 at his residence.  A Portland native, he was born on Jan. 1, 1917 to the late Nona (Link) and James Lillard Smart.  He was a retired agent with the L & N Railroad.  He was a 50 year member of the masons, Eastern Star and scottish Rites and was a deacon of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacque Power.  He is survived by one daughter, two sons, two step-daughters, one sister, 12 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.  Portland Lodge #326 F. & A. M. conducted a Masonic rites service on Tues. evening, Aug. 10 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wed., Aug. 11, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Ronnie BELCHER, 56, of Scottsville, Ky. died on Fri., Aug. 6, 2004 at the Medical Center in Scottsville, Ky.  He was a Sumner Co. native.  He was an auto mechanic and served his country in the U. S. Army in Vietnam.  He was a member of the Franklin VFW Post 5706.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons, mother and stepfather, father and stepmother, four brothers, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Mon., Aug. 9, 2004 at Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Ky.  Burial was at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Scottsville, Ky.

September 1, 2004

Erbie Lee KEEN, 83, of Portland died on Wed., Aug. 25, 2004 at his residence.  A Portland native, he was born on Nov. 9, 1920 to the late Dollie (Carter) and Erbie Cleveland Keen.  He was a retired minister.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II.  He was preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Frances Odell (Matthias) Keen.  He is survived by one daughter, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on August 28, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

William Curtis SMALLING, 67, of Adolphus, Ky. died on Tues., Aug 24, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Macon Co., he was born to the late Lena Pearl (West) and Charlie Corbin Smalling.  He was a retired farmer and a retired truck driver for Cardox Liquid Air.  He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church, the Teamsters Union, the Rifle Club, Black and Tan Coon Hunters Club, Tennessee Walking Horse Assoc. and Simmental Cattle Assoc.  He was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Evelyn Smalling.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one stepson, one sister, two brothers, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Aug. 27, 2004 at Pleasant Ridge Church i Adolphus, Ky.  Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Adolphus, Ky.  Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Ky. was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Evelyn GARRETT, 78, of Portland died on Mon., Aug. 30, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on June 27, 1926 to the late Alma (Groves) and Cecil Fykes.  She was retired from the Sumner County Board of Education, where she worked as a guidance counselor.  She was a long time member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  She was survived by her husband, two daughters, one son, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Sept. 1, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Allene Sandlin GROSS, 91, of Portland died on Mon., Aug. 30, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A Perry Co., Ky, native she was born on July 1, 1913 to the late Lydia (Gilbert) and Ira Sandlin.  She was an assembler in aircraft manufacturing.  She was a long time member of Fountain Head Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her son, Wilgus Franklin McIntosh.  She is survived by one son, four nieces, four nephews, and numerous grand nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 4, 2004 at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Ind.  Burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

September 8, 2004

Mary Evelyn GARRETT, 78, of Portland died on Mon., Aug. 30, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on June 27, 1926 to the late Alma (Groves) and Cecil Fykes.  She was retired from the Sumner County Board of Education, where she worked as a guidance counselor.  She was a long time member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  She was survived by her husband, two daughters, one son, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Sept. 1, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Allene Sandlin GROSS, 91, of Portland died on Mon., Aug. 30, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A Perry Co., Ky. native she was born on July 1, 1913 to the late Lydia (Gilbert) and Ira Sandlin.  She was an assembler in aircraft manufacturing.  She was a long time member of Fountain Head Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her son, Wilgus Franklin McIntosh.  She is survived by one son, four nieces, four nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on SAt., Sept 4, 2004 at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Ind.  Burial was at Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville, Ind.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

September 15, 2004

Vallie M. SHOULDERS, 79, of Franklin, Ky. died on Tues., September 7, 2004 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky.  A native of Bernie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Rebecca (Harp) and Palo Hicks.  She was the former owner of Ma and Pa's Diner and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church in Cottontown.  She was preceded in death by both parents; one son, Bobby Joe Burgett; one step-daughter, Pat Johnson; and two brothers, Elmer and Johnny Hicks.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, six sons, one stepdaughter, two stepsons, one sister, 35 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Sept. 10, 2004 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

September 22, 2004

Wayne GEORGE, 69, of Chattanooga, formerly of Portland died on Wed., Sept. 15, 2004.  A native of Sumner County, he was born on Jan. 16, 1935 to the late Ethel (Fuqua) and Blonnie George.  He was a retired truck driver.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, three sons, four sisters, and one brother.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 18, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Floyd D. RUSSELL, 52, of Portland died on Fri., Sept. 17, 2004 at his residence.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Nov. 29, 1951.  He was a truck driver for Performance Food Group.  He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Floyd Russell and his son, Timothy Duane Russell.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, two stepdaughters, two sisters, his mother, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 19, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Joseph Jacob "Bud" TAYLOR, Sr., 62, of Portland died on Thurs. Sept. 16, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Berkely, W. V., he was the son of the late Nelson Taylor and Lillian (Keyes) Taylor Henley.  He had been self-employed as a maintenance worker most of his life.  He is survived by two daughters, one son, mother, one sister, four brothers, and seven grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Sat., Sept. 25, 2004 at 2:00 PM at the Fink Funeral Home in Glenburnie, Md.  Anderson & Anderson Funeral Home in Gallatin was in charge of arrangements.

Orbia Lee BARBER, 98, of Franklin, Ky. died on Thurs., Sept. 16, 2004 at the Cal Turner Extended Care Facility in Scottsville, Ky.  A native of Sumner Co., she was the daughter of the late Oma (Loveall) and Joe Roberts.  She was a member of the Boiling Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Barber.  She is survived by one son, one sister, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.  funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 19, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Christopher Kyle KEEN, 20, of Portland died on Fri. Sept. 17, 2004 as a result of a vehicular accident.  A Portland native, he was born on Dec. 14, 1983.  He was a student at Bowling Green Technical School.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Edna McCormack of Portland.  He is survived by his mother and stepfather, father and stepmother.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Sept. 20, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Clarence Allan KERLEY, 95, of Columbia died on Fri. Sept. 17, 2004 at Maury Regional Hospital.  A native of Portland, he was the son of the late Edna (McNeill) and C. W. Kerley.  He was a well-known Columbia businessman.  A graduate of Portland High School, he attended Middle Tennessee State Univ. and the College of Commerce of Bowling Green Univ., from which he earned both B. A. and B. S. degrees.  After college, he taught at Portland High School for four years before entering the family retail business, Kerley Furniture Company.  He is survived by two sons, one sister, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Sept. 20, 2004 at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia.  Burial was at Polk Memorial Gardens.

Michael Joseph BROWN, 54, of Springfield died on Sat., Sept. 18, 2004 at Hendersonville Medical Center.  A native of Atlanta, Ga., he was born on Jan. 28, 1950 to the late Mary (Armistead) Brown.  He served his country in the U. S. Navy and was employed in the construction industry.  He is survived by one son, father, three sisters, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Sept. 21, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Sherron Cemetery.

Mary Charlotte Armstrong PAYNE, 87, of Portland died on Sun., Sept. 19, 2004 at her residence.  A Robertson Co. native, she was born on July 4, 1917 to the late Ruby Mae (Lane) and Joel Armstrong.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Highland Rim Historical Society.  During WWII, she worked at Vultee as a "Rosie the Riveter."  She was a charter member of the West Portland FCE and for many years served as president.  She was a valued employee working for local grocers, Fred Brizendine and Floyd Briley and for United Farm Supply.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Van Allen Payne.  She is survived by two daughters, three sons, three sisters, one brother, ten grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wed., Sept. 22, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.

September 29, 2004

Roy Frank DRUSKY II, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 1930 to Roy Frank and LaVern Ewing Druschky went to sleep in Jesus on September 23, 2004 to await the resurrection, after a four year journey of failing health.  Roy and his wife met in Daytona Beach, Florida  and were married in Atlanta, Ga. on March 9, 1957.  They moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in April.  In December of 1958 they were invited to move to Nashville and he was asked to join the Grand Ole Opry in June of 1959.  Roy recorded many albums and traveled over much of the world for 30 years, retiring from entertaining in 1980 when he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church and became a devout Christian.  He traveled with Kenneth Cox Ministries for 15 years, singing and recording gospel music.  He is survived by his wife, three sons, five grandchildren, a half brother and sister, one aunt, several cousins, nieces and nephews.  A Remembrance Service and Gathering will be held on Sun., Oct. 3 at 3:00 PM in the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hwy. 109 S, nine miles north of Gallatin.

Charles Rhea HOPPER, 61, of Portland died on Tues., Sept. 21, 2004 at Highland Manor.  A Davidson Co. native, he was born on Nov. 2, 1942 to the late James Jewell (Sullivan) and Grover Hopper.  He was a truck driver.  He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, one brother, three uncles, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 25, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery.

October 6, 2004

Walter Clyde POOLE, 82, of Portland died on Wed., Sept. 22, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on July 1, 1922 to the late Eliza (Legge) and Same Poole.  He was retired from Performance Insulation.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Vanatta Poole.  He is survived by three daughters, one brother, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Sept. 24, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Caylor Benton JACKSON, 95, of Portland died on Wed., Sept. 29, 2004 at Highland Manor.  Born on Dec. 14, 1908 in Jackson Co.., he was the son of Laura (Goosby) and James Jackson.  He was a retired farmer.  He was preceded in death by his son, Leland Jackson.  He is survived by:  his wife, three sons, three stepchildren, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 1, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Debra Lee DAVENPORT, 45, of Portland died on Sat., Oct. 2, 2004 at Skyline Medical Center.  A native of Rockford, Ill., she was born on Sept. 20, 1959 to Mary (Clapp) and Ollis Tanner.  She is survived by:  her husband, one daughter, one son, mother, father, two sisters, three brothers, six grandchildren, one godson, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wed., Oct. 6, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Frances Pond Reid FRENCH, 80, of Cottontown died on Sun., Oct. 3, 2004 at NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield.  A Cottontown native, she was born on June 10, 1924 to the late Della (Baldridge) and Samuel Pond.  She was employed for 32 years at the Tenn. Department of Employment Security office in Gallatin.  She was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church for many years and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Franklin, Ky.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Houser Reid, and by a brother, Clinard Pond.  She is survived by her husband of Cottontown, one daughter, two stepdaughters, one stepson, three grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and one great grandson.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wed., Oct. 6, 2004 at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Franklin, Ky.  Burial will follow at 2:00 PM at Walnut Grove Cemetery in White House.  Portland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

October 13, 2004

Billy Duncan WILLIAMS of Glenview, Ky. died on Sun., Oct. 10, 2004 in Louisville, Ky.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, three sisters, two brothers, two grandchildren and one step-grandchild.  Funeral services will be held on Wed., Oct. 13, 2004 at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky.  Burial will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville.

Emma Louise BROWNING, 98, of Portland died on Fri., Oct. 8, 2004.  A native of Rutherford Co., she was born on July 4, 1906 to the late Elizabeth (Carter) and Joseph Warren.  She was a housewife.  She is survived by her daughter, one granddaughter, one great grandson, and two nieces.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Oct. 10, 2004 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery. 

October 20, 2004

Lawrence (Wendy) HESTER, 86, of Portland died on Tues., Oct. 12, 2004 at his residence.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Dec. 21, 1917 to the late Pearl (Biggs) and Charlie Hester.  He was a retired farmer.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and saw combat in World War II.  During that time, he spent six months as a P.O.W.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Mai Hester, and by a son, Charles Dale Hester.  He is survived by two daughters, one son, one sister, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  funeral services were held on Thurs., Oct. 14, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Halltown Cemetery.

Paul McCLOUD, 70, of Portland died on Fri., Oct. 15, 2004 at Kindred Hospital in Nashville.  A Sumner Co. native, he was born on Oct. 8, 1934 to the late Hallie Frances (Pearson) and John McCloud.  He was an automotive mechanic.  He is survived by two sisters and two brothers.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Oct. 17, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Farris L. "Forrest" HALL, 68, of Gallatin died on Tues., Oct. 12, 2004.  He was a self employed electrician and had served his country in the U. S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Fannie Elizabeth (Parks) and Claude Hall and by a brother, James C. Hall.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one sister, five brothers, two grandsons, and two step-granddaughters.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Oct. 14, 2004 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin.  Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park.

October 27, 2004

Larry Alan McFARLAND, 55, of Lafayette died on Thurs., Oct. 21, 2004 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.  A native of Dyer Co., he was born on Aug. 13, 1949 to the late Jerry G. McFarland.  He was employed as a tug boat mate with Lawson & Lawson Towing.  He is survived by two daughters, one son, mother, one sister, and five grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 6 PM on Wed., Oct. 27, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  A memorial service will follow immediately.

Irene Cross LONG, 83, of Portland (formerly of the Mt. Vernon Community) died on Wed., Oct. 20, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A native of Clay Co., she was the daughter of the late Lucy (Birdwell) and Estes Cross.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Ree Long, and a grandson, Troy Swan.  She is survived by two daughters, one son, five sisters, two brothers, two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great-grandson.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 22, 2004 at Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.  Burial was at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Red Boiling Springs

November 3, 2004

Lila Mai WOODALL, 91, of Portland died on Tues., Oct. 26, 2004 at Braswell Home Care.  A Sumner Co. native, she was born on Jan. 15, 1913 to the late Inez (Herrel) and Elijah Dee Hester.  She was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Woodall; one daughter, Goldie Harrison; one son, Clyde Woodall; two sisters, Lula Tramell and Ethel Shanklin; and three brothers, Fred Hester, Allison Hester and Roy Hester.  She is survived by one daughter, one son, two sisters, one brother, seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 29, 2004 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Portland.  Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements.

Robert Waldo McELHOES, 82, of Cottontown died on Wed., Oct. 27, 2004 at his residence.  A native of Punxutawney, Pa., he was born on Dec. 6, 1921 to the late Martha (Schurr) and George McElhoes.  He was a retired steel worker.  He served his country in the U. S. Marines during World War II.  He was a member of the Portland First Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one sister, three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service was held at Portland First Baptist Church on Sat., Oct. 30, 2004.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Steve Daryle BROOKS, 44, of Orlinda died on Tues., Oct. 26, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  Born in Davidson Co. on Aug. 22, 1960, he is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, father, mother, one sister, five brothers, and his grandmother.  Funeral services were held on Fri., Oct. 29, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

November 10, 2004

Harold Ray HODGES, 69, of Castalian Springs died on Sat., Nov. 6, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.  A native of the Rock Bridge Community in Sumner Co., he was born on May 20, 1935 to the late Callye (Gilbert) and Alice Lurlene Brown Hodges, Sr.  He was retired from Eaton Corp, with 33 years of service.  Prior to his illness, he worked as the mail distributor for Volunteer State Community College.  He was a member of the Rockbridge Missionary Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lucille Perry, and four brothers, Glenn Hodges, Talmadge Hodges, Leo Hodges, and Joe Hodges.  He is survived by his wife of 16 years, one son, two stepdaughters, two stepsons, and five brothers.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Nov. 6, 2004 at Anderson & Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Gallatin.  Burial was at Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

Russell Dewey GILLIAM, 87, of Portland died on Thurs., Nov. 4, 2004 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  A native of Macon Co., he was born on July 23, 1917 to the late Zula May (Howell) and Willie Guy Gilliam.  He was a farmer and was retired from the Tennessee Gas and Transmission Company.  He served his country in the U. S. Army Air Corp, during World War II and saw action in Burma.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his former wife, Tennie Worley Gilliam; sister, Virginia Hunter; and three brothers, Orville Gilliam, Robert Gilliam and Noel Gilliam.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, one son, one stepson, two brothers, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sun., Nov. 7, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

November 17, 2004

George Lee CONYER, 82, of Portland died on Thurs., November 11, 2004 at his residence.  A Sumner County native, he was born on May 31, 1922 to the late Pernie (Walker) and Ewing Conyer.  He was a retired farmer, a World War II veteran who served his country in the U. S. Navy, and a deacon at Chestnut Grove Church.  He is survived by his wife, four daughters, three sons, two sisters, one brother, 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Nov. 13, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.

November 24, 2004

Charles Edward BUNTIN, 61 of Portland died on Tues., Nov. 16, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Madison.  Survivors include two sons, two sisters, two brothers, a stepdaughter, eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM on Fri., Nov. 19, 2004 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

Clayron H. WEBB, 95, of Portland died on Sat., Nov. 6, 2004 at Highland Manor.  He was a retired farmer.  He is survived by a son, a sister, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.  His wife, Sallie Webb, preceded him in death.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Nov. 9, 2004 at State Line Church.  Burial followed at State Line Church Cemetery.

Myrtle Mae EZELL, 73, of Portland died on Mon. Nov. 15, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A homemaker, she was a member of Hollis Chapel General Baptist Church and Eastern Star.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, three sisters, and one brother, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Nov. 18, 2004 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Crestview Memorial Park.

December 1, 2004

Delores BELCHER, 55, of Cottontown died on Mon., Nov. 22, 2004 at her residence.  She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Adamson and a sister, Lydia Brown.  She is survived by her husband, one daughter, two sons, mother and stepfather, four sisters, one brother, and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Nov. 24, 2004 at Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church Cemetery.  Todd County Funeral Home of Elkton, Ky. was in charge of arrangements.

Arlene Burnett BOREN, 77, of Portland died on Sun., Nov. 28, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A native of Townsend, Wis., she was born on July 23, 1927 to the late Freda (DAhse) and Frank Burnett.  She was a retired factory worker from Kendall in Franklin, Ky.  She is survived by her husband, two sons, one sister, one sister-in-law, five grandchildren and several great grand-children.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Nov. 30, 2004 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Franklin, Ky.

Rev. Bill L. HAGEWOOD, Jr., 59, of Portland, died on SAt., Nov. 27, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A native of Nashville, he was born on Nov. 27, 1945 to Lottie (Powell) Hagewood and the late Will Hagewood.  He was a minister.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, mother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Tues., Nov. 30, 2004 at Jesus Only Tabernacle in Nashville.  Burial was at Rock Springs Cemetery in Charlotte.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Hill McFARLAND, 72, of Portland died on Fri., Nov. 26, 2004 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A native of Dyersburg, she was born on Oct. 8, 1932 to the late Oran (Atchison) and Fred Hill.  She was a restaurant owner/operator.  She is survived by two daughters, one son, two brothers, five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Mon., Nov. 29, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was in Como.

Bernard "Ben" G. PARRISH, 72, of Portland died on Mon., Nov. 15, 2004.  A native of St. Elmo, Ill., he was born on July 11, 1932 to the late Opal (Smith) and Gilbert Clinton Parrish.  He was an accomplished singer and businessman whose family has lived in the Highland community of Sumner Co. since 1945.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, one daughter, two sons, one sister, one brother, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Nov. 20, 2004 at Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church in Portland.  Burial was at Old Brush Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Guy Millard ROBERTS, 85, of Gallatin died on Mon., Nov. 22, 2004.  A native of Sumner Co., he was born on Feb. 21, 1919 to the late Nancy (Morris) and Richard Roberts.  He worked in construction for Nell Dias and has also been employed at White House High School.  He was a member of the Assembly of God church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Gautier Roberts, mother and father, stepmother, Sally Gaddis Roberts, six sisters, Berdie Minnis, Louise Ray, Nola Hodges, Dorothy Roberts, Bessie Ray and Corrine Key; and two brothers, Hayden Roberts and William Roberts.  He is survived two sons, two sisters, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

December 8, 2004

Alma Jones HAYES, 70, of Franklin, Ky, died on Mon., Nov. 29, 2004 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. A native of Simpson Co., Ky, she was the daughter of the late Violet (Yates) and Chester Cline.  She was employed at Potter & Brumfield for 31 years.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Dewey Cline.  She is survived by two daughters, one son, two sisters, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Dec. 1, 2004 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Sulphur Spring Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

December 15, 2004

Noel Edward PERDUE, 87, of Bethpage died on Sun., Dec. 12, 2004 at Tennessee Christian Portland.  A native of Sumner Co., he was born on Sept. 15, 1917 to the late Velma (Dobbs) and Carlie Perdue.  He was retired from the State of Tennessee Highway Garage.  He is survived by his wife of 31 years, one daughter, one son, one stepson, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 on Wed., Dec. 15, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Fountain Head Cemetery.

December 22, 2004

Rosezet YATES, 81, of Portland died on Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 at Hartsville Convalescent Center.  A native of Allen County, Ky., she was born on June 19, 1923 to the late Alice V. (Cole) and Haye Moore.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Yates.  She is survived by two daughters, four sons, one sister, 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Tom Link Cemetery.

December 29, 2004

Brunetta HOWETT, 91, of Portland died on Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 at her residence.  A native of San Francisco, Calif., she was born on July 15, 1913 to the late Rose and Louis Martini.  She was a housewife.  She is survived by a brother, a niece, a great-niece and a great-nephew.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Jane SMITH, 82, of Portland died on Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 at her residence.  A native of West Hamlin, W. Va., she was born on Nov. 26, 1922 to the late Nancy (Sigfried) and Walter Monday.  She was previously employed as a benefits supervisor for Uniroyal.  She was a faithful member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Charles F. Smith.  She is survived by one stepdaughter, two brothers, two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Entombment was at Crestview Mausoleum.

Margaret DAVIS, 81, of Portland died on Tues., Dec. 21, 2004 at Westmoreland Care & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was born on Mar. 2, 1923 to the late Aldemira and Armando Faggi.  She was a retired factory worker.  She is survived by one son and one grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Thurs., Dec. 23, 2004 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was at Portland Memorial Gardens.

   


Sumner County, Tennessee Obituary Index

Genealogist's Companion to Research in Sumner County, Tennessee