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Selected Obituaries
Portland Leader
January 4, 2006 -
27 December 2006

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes
2007

The obituaries offered below are partial listings from the Portland Leader.  Only information of genealogical significance has been posted.

January 4, 2006

Robert Lanier SHANNON, 85, of Portland died on Saturday, December 24, 2005.  A Sumner County native, he was born on December 12, 1920 to the late Mary Ellen and Hugh Shannon.  He had served 18 years on the Sumner County Commission, 36 years on the Portland City Council, and had also served as vice mayor of Portland.  In 1999 he was on the Foundation Board of Trustees for Vol State Community College.  He operated Shannon Insurance and Real Estate and Shannon Enterprises.  He has been a member of The Lions Club for 45 years and was a member and deacon of First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at First Baptist Church.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Odell STREET, 91, of Portland died on Sunday, December 25, 2005.  A Sumner County native, he was born on August 15, 1914 to the late Maude and Fisher Street.  He was retired from General Motors.  He was preceded in death by both parents, two daughters, Juanita Smith and Carmelita Adcock, and a son, Lee Street. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Larry D. TUCK, 57, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sunday, December 25, 2005 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.  A native of Simpson Co., Ky, he was the son of the late Nefty Tuck and Idelle (Gregory) Tuck.  He was retired from Seimans, Inc. and Tyco, Inc.  He was a Mason.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home.  Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

Donald Alan TRIVETT, 59, of Goodlettsville died on Sunday, December 25, 2005.  He was the owner/operator of Volunteer State Chevy Parts in Greenbrier.  He was a veteran of the United States Army.  A memorial service was held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Cole & Garrett Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

January 11, 2006

Dylan Kent VIATOR, 21, of Portland died on Sunday, January 8, 2006.  Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at Halltown General Baptist Church.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Evelyn Imojean BEST, 72, of Portland died on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at Skyline Medical Center.  She was born in Westmoreland on June 11, 1933 to the late John and Bessie Appleby.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Phillip EAST, 60, of Franklin, Ky, died on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at his residence.  A native of Poteet, Texas, he was born on June 2, 1945 to the late Ruth and Jasper East.  He graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Speech degree on August 20, 1979, which complemented his already firm grasp of the English language.  This was demonstrated in his writings, which included over 600 songs and a novel, "The Circuit Writer of Lytton Springs".  He was employed by Kentucky Rural Water Association as the Director of Education Service whereupon he helped create the Utility Management Institute.  He was a member of the Portland Road Church of Christ in White House and a founding member of the Circuit Writer Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, Albert "Son" East of Chilton, Texas.  Funeral services were held on Monday, January 9, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Stony Point Cemetery in Allen County, Ky.

Leonard PORTER, 61, of Bethpage died on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Hendersonville Hospital.  a native of Jefferson Co., Ky., he was the son of the late Lewis Porter and Lela Haley Porter.  He was a retired electrician and plumber.  He was preceded in death by both parents and three sons, Donald Huff, Leonard Douglas Porter, Jr. and Victor Porter.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home.  Burial was in Felts Cemetery in Logan Co., Ky.

Billy Gordon REID, 65, of Franklin, Ky. died on Monday, January 2, 2006 at his residence.  A native of Simpson Co., Ky., he was the son of the late Gordon Reid and Elmerine McCombs Reid.  He was retired from Potter & Brumfield & Siemens Tyco.  He was a member of Simpson Benevolent Lodge #177 and attended Blackjack Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his former wife, Bonita Reid.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

James Brach JACKSON, Jr., 63, of Portland died on Sunday, January 8, 2006. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

January 18, 2006

Billy Gene RIGGSBEE, 74, of Cottontown died on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Skyline Medical Center.  A native of Sumner County, he was born February 21, 1931 to the late Lillian (Fuqua) and Dalton Riggsbee.  He was a farmer.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Bro. Tony Brown officiated the service.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Thomas Jefferson GROVES, SR., 89, of Cottontown died on Thursday, January 12, 2006.  Born on February 12, 1916, the Robertson County native was the son of the late Osie and Isaac Groves.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Barbara Eloise Groves; a son, Carl Groves; a sister, Rebecca Clark; and three brothers, Oscar Groves, James Groves, and J. C. Groves.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Jim Hightower officiated the service.  Internment was at Groves Cemetery.

Ira W. JACKSON, JR., 72, of Portland died on Friday, January 6, 2006 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center in Portland. Born on July 7, 1933, the West Virginia native was the son of the late Mary A. (Butler) and Ira W. Jackson, Sr.  He was the owner of Kaoti Tractor.  He was a member of the Portland First Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by both parents and a son, Mike Jackson.  A memorial service was held at 2 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Portland First Baptist Church.  Bro. Greg McCoy and Dr. Carl Martin will officiate the service.  Portland Funeral Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.

Kim Renea BARBER, 38, of Portland died on Sunday, January 8, 2006.  Born on August 29, 1967 in Simpson County, Ky.  Funeral services were held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Bro. Tony Brown officiate the service.  Interment was at Restlawn.

Ivory C. STEVENS, 87, of Castalian Springs died on Wednesday, January 11, 2006.  Born on January 27, 1918, the Sumner County native was the daughter of the late Vernie and Thurman Stephens. She was retired from Sun Trust.  Funeral services were held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery.

Catherine L. BOWERS, 88, of Covington, Ga., formerly of Portland, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2006.  Born on April 18, 1917, the Portland native was the daughter of Katie Mai (Deasy) and John Albert Mathias.  She was a housewife.  She was preceded in death by:  her husband, Melvin Bowers, a daughter, Louise Zuchike; and a son, Arnold Bowers.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Bro. Richard Patton and Bro. Greg McCoy officiated the service.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Fred Bailey FISHBURN, 65, of Cornersville died on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at NHC of Lewisburg.  The Marshall County native was the son of the late Viola Lelon (Marshall) and John William Fishburn, Sr.  He was a retired employee of Heil Quaker/International Comfort Products.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Juanita Price, Irene Janke and Gaye Cleveland.  Funeral services were held on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Cornersville Funeral Home.  Rev. Winson Wagner and Rev. Barry Fralix officiated the service.  A graveside service was held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at Old Brush Cemetery.

January 25, 2006

Mary Elizabeth BRIZENDINE, 102, of Portland died Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at Tennessee Medical Center in Portland. Born on May 28, 1903, the Simpson County, Ky. native was the daughter of the late Jennie and Edgar McNeil.  She was retired from the grocery business.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Bro. Rusty Hills, Bro. James Harris, and Bro. Don Readhimer officiated the service.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

William T. RICHARDSON, 86, of Clarksville, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at his residence.  Born on December 25, 1919, the Portland native was the son of Clara and Berry Richardson.  He was retired from Marathon Oil co. in Michigan. He served his country in the United States Navy.  He was a lifetime Mason.  A graveside service was held on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Pastor Rusty Hills officiated the service.

Joseph Carlie WILSON, 57, of Portland died on Monday, January 16, 2006 at his residence.  Born on October 14, 1948, the Robertson County native was the son of Aldean and Elisher Wilson.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Bro. Clayton Hall officiated the service. Interment was at Restlawn.

February 1, 2006

Matthew Alan McFADDEN, 17, of Portland died on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  He was born on Feb. 20, 1988.  He was a student at Portland High School and a member of the Portland First Baptist Church.  Funeral services were Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at Portland First Baptist Church.  Burial was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Clayton Wayne GLOVER, 71, of Portland died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006 at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Tennessee native was born on Aug. 7, 1934 to the late Carrie and Joe Glover.  Graveside services were Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Old Brush Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Lester Eugene "Sam" CHILDERS, 75, of Portland died on Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Skyline Medical Center.  Born on Oct. 21, 1930, the Barboursville, W. Va. native was the son of the late Stella and Oscar Childers.  He was retired from Houdaille Industries in Huntington, W. Va. and Fleet Design in Portland.  He was a 30-year Mason.  Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Henson Mortuary in Huntington, W. Va.  Interment was at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Huntington.Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of all local arrangments.

February 8, 2006

No obits

February 15, 2006

Alene Ruth APPLEBY, 83, of Portland died on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Highland Manor.  She was born to the late Bessie and John Appleby on January 9, 1923.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Imajean Best, Rachael Chaffin, and Alvateen Bracken, and five brothers, Thurman Appleby, Kenneth Appleby, Billy Ray Appleby, Clois Appleby and John Appleby, Jr.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Annie JOHNSON, 93, of Portland died on Friday, February 10, 2006.  The Robertson County native was born on January 9, 1913 to the late Julia (Bowling) and Frank Reavis.  She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for many years, was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Robertson County.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Johnson, sisters, Virginia Toney and Louise Hart and brothers Douglas Reavis and Duane Reavis.  Funeral services were held on Monday, February 14, 2006 at Milldale Chapel.  Rev. Blayne Hall officiated the service.  Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Milldale Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

February 22, 2006

Sherry Lee SMITH, 45, of Portland, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 at Tennessee Christian Medical Center.  The Davidson County native was born on June 9, 1960.  She was a member of Mt. Mirah Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Agnes Anglin, and her step-father, Wilbur Anglin.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, February 17 at 1 pm at the Milldale Chapel.  Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

David Arthur HAMPTON, 50, of Nashville died on Thursday, February 9, 2006.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 12, 2006 at the Salvation Army Chapel in Nashville.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

March 1, 2006

Lenner Ovay Tippit BUSH, 75, of Gallatin died Tuesday, February 21, 2006.  Funeral services were at 10 am Thursday, February 23 from the chapel of Anderson and Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Jackie Stagner officiating.  Burial followed in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Lebanon.

John Hardy DRAPER, 67, of Portland died Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at Baptist Hospital, Nashville.  He was born September 13, 1938 to the late Vernon and Hazel Draper.  Funeral services were held at 1:30 pm Saturday, February 25 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

James Garnet MUNDAY, 60, of Lafayette, Indiana died Monday, February 20, 2006.  The Portland native was born June 1, 1945 to the late Vera Mae (Brown) and Cecil Munday.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret LaNette.  Funeral services were held Monday, February 27 at Hippensteel Funeral Home.  Burial was at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

March 8, 2006

Dorothy May CHATMAN, 65, of Hartsville, formerly of Portland, died on Friday, March 3, 2006 at her residence.  The Springfield native was born on May 16, 1940 to the late Josephine (Goins) and Edgar Turner.  She was a housewife and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 6, 2006 at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangments.

Harold Douglas HUNTER, 67, of Portland died on Friday, March 3, 2006 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  The Franklin, Ky. native was born on March 31, 1938 to the late Gracie (Whitson) and Walter Ray Hunter.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at New Hope Cemetery.

Joyce Dale DEWEESE, 56, of Franklin, Ky. died on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  A Franklin, Ky. native, she was the daughter of the late Eunice Bell Woods Taylor and Raymond Earl Taylor.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

March 15, 2006

Lassie Agnes KEY, 95, of Portland died on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at Highland Manor.  The Macon County native was born on December 15, 1910 to the late Susan and Charles Sloan.  She was preceded in death by her husband, W. B. Key, and daughter, Hilda Key Hester.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funera Home. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Ethel H. MONTCRIEF, 83, of Gallatin died on Sunday, March 12, 2006 at her residence.  The Sumner County native was born on October 10, 1922 to the late Mamie and Jess Hill.  She was retired from Genesco.  She was preceded in death by sisters Jessie Mae Perry and Ruby Baskerville.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Rockbridge Cemetery.

March 22, 2006

Lloyd Edward JOHNSON, 72, of Portland died on Monday, March 13, 2006 at Highland Manor.  A Sumner County native, he was born on April 13, 1933 to the late Stella and Willie Johnson.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Doyle. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

March 29, 2006

Billy Ray ENGLAND, 62, of Portland, died on Thursday, March 23, 2006 at his residence.  The Portland native was born on October 25, 1943 to Pauline (Hobdy) and the late Earl Odell England.  He was a farmer. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

April 5, 2006

Dana Beth DOYLE, 41, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Memorial Service will be held at 6 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2006 from the First Baptist Church in Gallatin.  Family Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mai Dell BULLARD, 82, of Clarksville died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 at her residence.  The Sumner County native was born on June 2, 1923 to the late Emily Coker Perdue and Isaiah Alvin Perdue.  She was a retired cafeteria manager with the Portland School System.  She was a member of Excell Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Bullard, a sister, Evelyn Earps, a brother, Arvin Perdue, and an infant brother, James Mitchell.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at Excell Baptist Church.  Burial was in Portland Memorial Gardens.  Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

April 12, 2006

Josh Lee HALL, 29 of Cottontown passed away Friday, April 7, 2006.  He was born in Davidson County on June 3, 1976. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Claude and Bess Hall.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at Church of First Born in White House.  Interment was at White House Memorial Gardens.

Pauline SIMPSON, 61, of Portland passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at her residence.  She was born in Davidson County on June 22, 1944 to the late Jewel and Addie Mae Jacobs.  She had been a member of First Freewill Baptist Church for more than 30 years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, James, and Ray Jacobs; three sisters, Gladys Rowland, Betty Basham, and Mary Cole. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Evelyn Mac HOWARD, 57, of Westmoreland passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on June 11, 1948 to the late Alvin and Helen McGuire.  Funeral services were held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Eddie Gale McCLOUD, 56, of Nashville passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2006.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Looman Gale and Winnie Lou McCloud, and sister, Jackie Whikhead.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  

April 19, 2006

Anna Jo LIGHT, 63, of Portland died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at her residence.  A native of Macon County, she was born on January 24, 1943 to the late Charlie and Margaret (Selma) Shrum.  Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush.

Evelyn Christine TAYLOR, 74, of Madison died Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at Skyline Medical Center.  A native of Sumner County, she was born on August 10, 1931 to the late Ethel and Frank Douglas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Taylor and sister, Mildred Taylor.  Funeral services were held Monday, April 17, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Fairfield Cemetery.

Bryan "Slick" CARTER, Jr., 81, of Portland died Saturday, April 15, 2006 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A Robertson County native, he was born on June 27, 1924 to the late William Bryan Carter, Sr. and Willie Mae (Akins) Carter.  He was a retired florist, mold maker, ornamental statuary maker and carnival owner/operator.  He was one of the oldest operating businesses in Portland for over 60 years.  He was a member of the Portland General Baptist Church.  A religious service was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at Portland General Baptist Church. Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

April 26, 2006

No obits

May 3, 2006

No obits

May 10, 2006

Tildie Rebecca AUSBROOKS, 79, of Franklin, Ky. passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at the Medical Center in Franklin, Ky.  A Macon County native, she was the daughter of the late Birdie Bell Mitchell Gann and Prentice Henry Gann.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Tyree Chapel Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Clifton Ausbrooks; two sons, Jimmy Clifton and Roger William Ausbrooks; sister Cathleen Gomer; and brother, H. B. Gann.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky. Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Joe S. BUTT, 86 of Madison passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Alive Hospice.  A Sumner County native, he was born on June 16, 1919 to the late Ruby (Goostree) and Arthur B. Butt, Sr.  He was a former health inspector and had served his country in the United States Army.  Graveside services were held at Restlawn Memory Gardens on Monday, May 8, 2006.

Patricia Ann FREEMAN, 57, of Portland passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Born in Davidson County on February 24, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Robert Freeman.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Entombment was at Crestview Mausoleum.

Charles D. PADGETT, age 49, passed away Sunday, April 30 in Portland.  Mr. Padgett was born October 29, 1957.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 5 at Parker's Chapel Baptist Church with interment at Parker's Chapel Cemetery.

Patricia Spille-SCHMITZ, 63, of Scottsdale, Ariz. passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2006.  She was born in Nashville on October 15, 1942.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Schmitz; son Karl David Krentler; and father, Marcus B. Perdue.  She lived most of her adult life in Indiana until 1981, when she moved to Arizona where she has lived for the past 25 years.  She made her career in the automotive industry beginning in the finance department and then working with her beloved husband, Joseph, at Schmitz and Associates where she served as Vice President and CEO.  Her aunt resides in Portland. Funeral services were held on Monday, May 8, 2006 at Scottsdale Bible Church Chapel in Scottsdale, Ariz.

May 17, 2006

No obits

May 24, 2006

Lorelle Eunice COLLINS, 93, of Portland passed away on Friday, May 19, 2006.  A Sumner County native, she was born on June 11, 1912 to the late Eva and Levert Vanatta.  She was the retired owner and operator of The Fabric Shop.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Collins, son Gary "Buster" Collins; and granddaughter Kim Collins.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Robert L. DRAKE, 82, of Franklin, Ky., died on Monday, May 16, 2006 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Mattie Munday Drake and Harold Reed Drake.  He was the owner and operator of Drake and Son Plumbing, a member of the Franklin First Baptist Church, American Legion Post #62, and VFW Post 5706.  He also served his country in the United States Army and was a World War II veteran.  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was at Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors provided by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

James Allen JOHNSON, 69, of Portland passed away on Monday, May 15, 2006 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  A Sumner County native, he was born October 18, 1936 to the late Della (Ray) and Cornelius Johnson.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Gary Don MUNDAY, 55, of Portland passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Sumner County native, he was born on December 16, 1950 to the late Joe Munday, Jr.  He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Linda Morgan.  Memorial services were held on Friday, May 12, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Annie Ruth MOORE, 101, of Portland passed away on Monday, May 22, 2006 at Highland Manor Nursing Home. The Portland native was born on November 15, 1904 to the late Luther Presley and Addie Estelle Swan Lanier and lived in the Portland community most of her life.  "Miss Annie Ruth" was a school teacher, homemaker, an active member of the Eastern Star for a number of years, and a long time member of the Dogwood Hills Garden Club.  She was a faithful and committed teacher in the Primary department of the First Baptist Church of Portland.  She was preceded in death by both parents; two husbands, O. O. Massey and George Reid Moore; two sisters, Mary Ellen Shannon and Clara Thomas Oakley; and one brother, Presley Swan Lanier.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Quinton Lynn STACEY, 48, of Portland passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at Portland Medical Center.  He was born on March 27, 1958.  He was employed at Beaman Lincoln-Mercury Automotive.  Funeral services were held on Friday, May 19, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

May 31, 2006

No obits.

June 7, 2006

Roy Allen CALLIS, 73, of Portland passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at St. Thomas Hospital.  The Sumner County native was born on June 19, 1932 to the late Evelyn and Clarence Callis.  He was a retired carpenter, truck driver and farmer.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Callis; sister, Myrtle Martin, and brothers, Lewis Callis and Edward Callis.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 27, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Mark Hearn officiated the service.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Louise GRAEF, 81, Portland, died Saturday, June 3, 2006 at the Portland Medical Center in Portland. She was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.  A native of Sumner County, she was the daughter of the late Harry Whitney Moncrief and the late Mary Anne Carr Moncrief.  Funeral services were held Monday, June 5 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.

David Eric BRADLEY, 44, died Sunday, May 21, 2006.  He was born May 3, 1962 in Gallatin.  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 10, 2006 at Hollis Chapel General Baptist Church.

Elsie Stinchfield BROWNLEE, 79, of Gallatin passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at her residence.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Woodson Stinchfield and Hugh stinchfield.  Funeral services were held on Friday, June 2, 2006 at Family Heritage Funeral HOme.  Burial was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Leon C. HODGES, 63, of Georgia and formerly of Portland, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at his residence.  The Portland native was born on June 28, 1942 to the late Marguerite and Raymond Hodges.  He was retired from the United States Navy where he held the rank of Senior Chief.  He was also retired from U. S. Airways.  He worked with Eastern Airlines for 21 years in avionics and a mechanic.  He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Fort Valley, Ga.  He was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Betty J. Hodges.  Funeral services were held on Monday, June 5, 2006 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins, Ga.  Interment was in Andersonville National Cemetery.  McCullough Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

June 14, 2006

No obits.

June 21, 2006

No obits.

June 28, 2006

Tammy Michelle BELL, age 35, of Franklin, Ky., died Monday, June 19, 2006.  She was a native of Franklin, Ky.  She was the daughter of the late Willie Bell.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 24, 2006 at First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Ky.  Interment was at Shady Rest Cemetery.

Randy EITEL, age 43, of Franklin, Ky., died Friday, June 23, 2006 at St. Thomas Hospital.  He was a native of Simpson County.  Services were held Monday, June 26, 2006 at Crafton funeral Home.  Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

July 5, 2006

Katherine Belle BROWN, 92, of Portland died Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at Portland Medical Center.  A native of Scottsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Adrian Nimmo and Camilla Maude Hooten.  Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 30, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Bro. Thomas Brown officiating.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Westmoreland.

Wanda Neil LANE, age 72, of Chattanooga passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at her home.  A native of Portland, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Katherine Fleming and sister, Margaret Link. Mrs. Lane was a member of the East Brainerd Church of Christ, and was retired from McKee Bakery.  Funeral services were held Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Heritage Chapel with Ministers Howard Sawyer and Grady Cooper officiating. Interment was at Lakewood Memory Gardens-East.

July 12, 2006

Harry Lee HAVILAND, age 56, died in his sleep Saturday, July 2, 2006.  Mr. Haviland was a former secondary teacher of science, math, history and Bible.  Memorial services were held Saturday, July 8, at Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Beatrice BUNTIN, age 92, of Portland died Wednesday, July 5, 2006.  A native of Sumner County, she was born September 6, 1913 to the late Hudy and Lucy Glover.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie T. Buntin, son, Thomas Buntin, and daughter, Betty Joyce Buntin.  She attended church at Martin's Chapel Baptist and was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, July 8, 2006 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. John Lindsey officiating.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Elvis BROWN, age 91, of Portland died Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the Highland Manor Nursing Home, Portland. Mr. Brown, a native of Jackson County, was preceded in death by his parents, William Curry Brown and Allie Huffines Brown.  He was retired from Tennessee Gas Company and had served in the U. S. Air Force during WWII.  Services were conducted Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the Portland Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Harris and Bro. Rusty Hills officiating.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery, Portland.

July 26, 2006

Former Marine Sgt. Charles Lyle PATTEN, of Portland, passed away at his home July 13, 2006.  After his discharge from the Marines, Mt. Patten was a professional truck driver.  He was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cecil and Lois Patten. Memorial service was Sunday, July 16, 2006 at his home church, Tyree Chapel Church of Christ, Franklin, Ky.

Johnny Rex MUNDY, Jr., age 57 of Westmoreland passed away July 20, 2006 at his residence.  He was born in Sumner County on July 26, 1948.  Funeral services were Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Mark MILLER, age 46, of Franklin, Ky. died Thursday July 20, 2006 at the Medical Center in Franklin, Ky.  He was a native of Simpson County, Ky. He was a member of Franklin Bass Club, B. A. S. S. and Franklin Builders Association and was owner of Miller Construction.  Services were Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home.

Russell Howard WIX, 59, of Portland died Thursday, July 20, 2006.  A Sumner County native, Mr. Wix served in the U. S. Army as a SP5 in Vietnam and was employed by the City of Gallatin.  He attended the Christian Faith Church.  He was the son of the late Russell Edward Wix and Mildred (Davis) Wix of Gallatin.  Services were held Sunday, July 23 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Davis and Bro. Ricky Graves officiating.  Interment is at Old Brush Cemetery.

Cindy MEYERS, age 41, of Westmoreland died Thursday, July 22, 2006 at Macon County General Hospital. Services are Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland.  Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

August 2, 2006

Virginia M. BEWLEY, age 74, of Adolphus, Ky., died Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Medical Center in Bowling Green.  The Webster County native was a former employee of Dans Inn and Firestone.  She attended White Plains Baptist Church as well as Scottsville Nazarene Church.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearlie Gertrude Head and husband, Charles B. Bewley, Jr.  Funeral services were Thursday, July 27, 2006 at Goad Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Delk officiating and interment following at Crescent Hill Cemetery.

August 9, 2006
No obits.

August 16, 2006

Mrs. Edna Simpson LINK, age 86, of Portland, formerly of Franklin, died Monday, August 7, 2006 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  A native of Simpson County, she was the daughter of the late William Nelson and Sally Maude Williams Moody.  A homemaker and a member of the Seventh-Day-Adventist Church, she was the wife of the late Willie Ray Link.  Services were held Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at Crafton Funeral Home with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery.

John A. ARMSTRONG, age 63, of Cottontown died Saturday, August 12, 2006.  Born in Robertson County, he was the son of the late Luther Armstrong and Nellie (Sommerville) Armstrong.  Services were held at Portland Funeral Chapel Monday, August 14, 2006 with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating.  Interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens in Kentucky.

Michael Wayne THOMPSON, 46, of Portland died Saturday, August 12, 2006.  He was a Sumner County native and a dry wall contractor by trade.  Funeral services were Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home, Portland.

August 23, 2006

Alvin Carl BRYANT, 84, or Portland, died Sunday, August 20, 2006.  A native of Warren County, he was the son of Arthur Morgan Bryant and Hester (Jaco) Wright.  A World War II veteran, he owned Bryant Studios in Franklin, Ky. for 30 years and owned and operated Bryant Fireworks for many years.  Services will be conducted Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Rev. Winston Roberts officiating.  Burial will follow at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Rose Holubicka GROVES, 94, of Portland passed away Sunday, August 20, 2006.  A native of Robertson County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Holubicka and a member of Mitchellville Baptist Church. Mrs. Groves was preceded in death by husband, Bennett Groves, son Jerry Groves, and one grandson.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.with Bro. Charlie Anderson officiating.  Interment followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Joseph Phillip WILLIAMS, 49, of Bremen, Ala. passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2006.  The Chicago, Illinois native was the son of the late Jeffery Lynn Williams.  His mother survives.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Holly Pond Funeral Chapel in Holly Pond, Ala. with Bros. Jimmy Martin an Terrell Summerville officiating.  Interment will be at Holly Pond Cemetery.

August 30, 2006

William Allen VOORHEES, infant, of Cottontown passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by his parents.  Graveside service was held Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Old Brush Cemetery with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating.

Hazel Bush SHOULDERS, 89, of Franklin, died Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky.  A native of Simpson County, she was the daughter of the late Herschel and Minnie Lovelady Bush.  She was a former employee of the Allen Garment Co., and a retired employee of Potter-Brumfield.  She was the widow of Joseph Shoulders and a member of the Salmons General Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, August 27, 2006 with Bro. Danny Brown officiating.  Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Sam G. McINTOSH, 74, of Portland passed away Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Skyline Medical Center.  He was a member of the Fountain Head Baptist Church, a Korean War Veteran, and a member of Charlie Tango Radio Club.  Funeral services will be held 10 a. m. Saturday, September 2, 2006 at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville, Ind.  Interment will be at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 31 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Michael "Bodean" VANATTA, 54, of Portland passed away on Saturday August 26, 2006 at St. Thomas Hospital. The Sumner County native was born on August 15, 1952.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 29 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Bros. James Harris and Rusty Hills officiated the service.  Interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

From The Portland Progressive Newspaper, September 6, 2006

Robert Thomas LANE, age 79, or Portland passed away on August 30, 2006 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  He was born in Robertson County on February 22, 1927 to the late Lex and Lena Lane.  Funeral services were on Friday, September 1, 2006 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

John William SMART, age 88, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  A devoted husband, loving father, friend and neighbor, he spent his life in service of his God, Country, family, friends, and community.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy of 20 years.  Retired of 20 years at Pirelli Armstrong Rubber Company.  At the time of his death, he had served 28 years as a County Commissioner of Sumner County's 12th district.  Remains are at Austin-Bell Funeral Home in White House.  Funeral services were on September 3, 2006 at the funeral home.  Masonic services were on September 2, 2006 with family and friends serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers were elected officials of Sumner County and County Commissioners.  Interment was at Walnut Grove Cemetery.

September 6, 2006

Jessica Lynn KEITH, 4, of Ashland City passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  Jessica was born in Davidson County on April 29, 2002.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Melvin Neeley APPLEBY, 84, of Portland passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at his residence.  The Sumner County native was born on September 15, 1921 to the late John and Bessie Appleby.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Bonita K. McCASKILL, 84, of Portland passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2006.  The Glennville, Ga. native was born on March 23, 1922 to the late Zena (Courson) and Henry O. Kicklighter.  She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Peggy Saunds, Amanda Story, and Ann Kicklighter; and two brothers, Tony Kicklighter and Thad Kicklighter.  Graveside services will be held on Sunday, September 3, 2006 at Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Glennville, Ga. with Bro. Wayne Gibbs officiating. Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home of Portland and Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home in Glennville, Ga. were in charge of arrangements.

September 13, 2006

Willard JENNETT, 52, of Franklin, Ky. died on Saturday, September 1, 2006 at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Simpson County native was the son of the late Robert E. Lee and Dorothy Mae Miller Jennett.  He was employed by United Structures of America and was the former pastor of Fountain Head Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by both parents and a grandson, Daniel Sheppard.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning after 6 a.m. at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky. with funeral services held at 2 p.m..  Burial will follow at Blackjack Cemetery.

J. Douglas LINK, age 82 of Cottontown, expired Friday evening September 1, 2006 in Gallatin Rehabilitation and Nursing after a formidable struggle with Alzheimer's disease.  Douglas was preceded in death by parents Brooks and Nell Link, sister Alene Ubbinga, and son Duane.  The Sumner County native bravely served his country with honor and pride with the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the USS Paul Hamilton.  Mr. Link worked for General Motors 32 years in Columbus, Ohio.  He returned to his home farm in the Cottontown area following his retirement in 1984.  Doug was a founding member of VFW Post #8198 in Grove City, Ohio as well as a charter member of American Legion Post #0075.  Douglas was a faithful member of the New Deal Church of Christ.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 5 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Charles Rufus JOHNSON, 86 of Orlinda passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2006.  The Franklin County native was born on September 2, 1920 to the late William and Mattie Johnson.  He was a retired General Baptist Minister and retired farmer.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Lovella Briley WHITE, age 79 of Woodburn, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at her residence.  A native of Sumner County, she was a homemaker, a former employee of Potter Brumfield, and the daughter of the late Allison and Cora Phillips Briley.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar White.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Crafton Funeral Home in Woodburn Cemetery.

September 20, 2006

Cora St. John MAZANEC of Portland, age 75, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006.  Born October 12, 1930 in Schenectady, N. Y. she was preceded in death by both parents Donald and Carrie (Reno) St. John.  Also preceding her in death was a son, David.  She was a teacher and member of the Portland First Baptist Church. Funeral services were conducted at Portland First Baptist Church on Sunday, September 17, 2006 with Pastor Ed Sharpe officiating.  Interment followed at Old Brush Cemetery.

Mildred K. COPE of Portland, age 70, died Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Ms. Cope, a nurse technician, was born in Birmingham, Alabama and preceded in death by both parents, Clarence L. and Talitha (Ramey) Kelley.  Services were held Sunday, September 17, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ed Sharpe officiating followed by interment in Old Brush Cemetery.

Birtie Verlene LEE, age 88, of Portland, died Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Highland Manor Nursing Home. Ms. Lee, a housewife, was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Lee, her parents, Jeff Neal and Nancy (Bush) Neal, and three grandchildren.  Services were conducted Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Bro. Berlan Harper officiating.  Burial followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.

September 27, 2006

Dorothy Marie WOODARD, age 71, of Portland died Wednesday, September 20, 2006.  Born in Carthage, Ms. Woodard was the daughter of Jim and Grace (Franklin) Reece, both deceased.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Bernice Bradford Woodard.  Services were conducted Sunday, September 24, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Reece officiating.  Interment followed at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Wendell L. (Pete) STERRY, age 71, of Portland died Thursday, September 21, 2006.  Born in Nashville, Tn., he was the son of the late Janie Mai (Boyd) and Perley T. Sterry.  Having served in the U. S. Army, he was retired from Aladdin Industries.  Services were conducted Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment followed at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Sidney NEIGHBORS JR., 83, of Scottsville, Ky. died Thursday, September 21, 2006 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.  The Great Falls, Montana native was a retired employee of Kirsch Manufacturing , a WWII U. S. Army veteran and a member of Mt. Union United Methodist Church.  He was a son of the late Sidney Neighbors, Sr.. and Callie Mai Steenbergen Neighbors and husband of the late Frances Irene Law Neighbors.  He was preceded in death by three sisters:  Helen Thomas, Lola Jane Neighbors, and Barbara Butcher.  Funeral services were conducted Saturday, September 23, 2006 at Mt. Union United Methodist Church.  Burial in Mt. Union Cemetery.

October 4, 2006

No obits

October 11, 2006

Betty Jo MORRIS, 63, of Portland passed away on Friday, October 6, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 8, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

October 18, 2006

Alvie Louise PERDUE, 66, of Cottontown passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at her residence.  The Sumner County native was born on December 6, 1939 to the late Thomas and Alice Howard.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glidewell Perdue.  Funeral services were held on Friday, October 13, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Shanklin Cemetery.

Evelyn Martin BROWN, 90, of Portland passed away on Friday, October 13, 2006.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Carey Brown, and parents William and Evalena Perdue.  Funeral services were held on Monday, October 16, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Jennifer Dawn UNLAND, 32, of Portland passed away Friday, October 13, 2006 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  The Davidson County native was born on March 27, 1974.  She was a housewife and a member of the Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Benny L. McCaleb.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Hannah Grace UNLAND, 3, of Portland, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2006.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Jennifer Dawn Unland, and her great grandfather, Benny L. McCaleb.  Funeral services were held on tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

October 25, 2006

Bonnie (Deckard) JACKSON, age 87 died Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Portland Medical Center.  She was born October 21, 1918 in Monroe County, Ky. to the late Smith and Alta (Wood) Deckard.  A member of the Gamaliel Baptist Church and a homemaker, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carson Jackson, daughter Clarice Parks, four brothers and two sisters.  Services were held Monday, October 16, 2006 at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel.  Interment followed at Beautiful Home Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Ky.

James Gilbert RAMSEY, age 83, of Franklin, Ky., died Monday, October 16, 2006 at his residence.  A native of Simpson County, Ky., he was the son of the late Joe Ramsey and the late Ethel Stinson Ramsey.  Mr. Ramsey was a member of Round Pond Presbyterian Church and co-owner of Rapids Store.  Services were held Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky. with burial following in the Round Pond Cemetery.

James Claude SUMMERS, JR., age 75, of Portland passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at his residence. He was born on October 11, 1931 to the late James and Lena Summers.  Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.  Entombment was at Springhill Mausoleum.

Ronnie G. CIVILS, age 60, of Portland died Friday, October 20, 2006.  A Sumner County native, he was the son of the late Harry C. and Rebecca (Webb) Civils.  Mr. Civils was a member of Hollis Chapel General Baptist Church and worked as an auctioneer prior to his death.  Services were held Sunday, October 22, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment followed at Old Brush Cemetery, Portland.

A former Franklin resident, Mr. Billy Wilson CARR age 61 of Bowling Green, died Saturday, October 2, 2006 at St. Thomas Hospital.  A native of Lafayette, he was the son of the late James and Bonnie Carr.  He was the Benefits Coordinator for PIC Company, a member of Drakes Creek Missionary Baptist Church, and a football official for the KHSAA for 42 years.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, 2006 at Crafton Funeral Home.  Burial followed in the Drakes Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

William Calbert PORTER, age 83, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, October 20, 2006.  He was born August 6, 1923 to the late Fletcher and Georgia Porter.  He was retired from the US Air Force.  He was preceded in death by two sons, William A. and Barry L. Porter.  Funeral services were Monday, October 23, 2006 at Wilkinson and Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Old Brush Cemetery.

November 1, 2006

Richard E. BOLTON, 66, of Portland died Thursday, October 19, 2006 at The Residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville.  The Robertson County native was born October 31, 1939 to the late Jake and Grace Blackwell Bolton.  He was retired from the maintenance department of the State of Indiana.  He was a Baptist.  Services were held Saturday, October 21, 2006 in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home.  Interment followed in Robertson County Memorial Gardens.

Carrie Rena SMITH, 91, of Portland passed away Saturday, October 14, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Columbia, S.C. native was born on September 15, 1915 to the late James and Mary Craft.  She was retired from nursing.  She was preceded in death by her son, Alton Hutson.  Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Billy C. DORRIS, 75, of Portland died on Friday, October 27, 2006 at his residence.  The Portland native was born on December 2, 1930 to the late Wavie (Gregory) and Ollie Lee Dorris.  He was a retired laborer with Eaton Corp.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Dorris.  Funeral services were held on Monday, October 30, 2006 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

James Claude SUMMERS, Jr., age 75, of Portland passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at his residence. He was born October 11, 1931 to the late James and Lena Summers.  Funeral mass was held Saturday, October 21, 2006 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.  Entombment was at Springhill Mausoleum.

November 8, 2006

Cheryl J. DICKINSON, age 68, of Westmoreland died Monday, October 30, 2006 at Skyline Medical Center. Ms. Dickinson, a widow, was born in Guthrie, Iowa to the late Carroll Culver and Lois (Rutherford) Culver of Seattle, Washington.  Religious services were held at Portland Funeral Chapel on Thursday, November 2, 2006. Interment followed at Old Brush Cemetery.

David George WHITSON, age 34, of Bowling Green, Ky. died Tuesday, October 31, 2006.  He was a police officer for the City of Bowling Green for the past eight years, a member of Lehman Avenue Church of Christ and a graduate of Portland High, Western Kentucky University, and of the Department of Criminal Justice Training Cemeter at Eastern Kentucky University.  He was preceded in death by his father, George Hayden Whitson. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Hillvue Heights Church with interment following at Crestview Cemetery, Gallatin.

Logan Alexander LANGLEY, born and gone to heaven November 2, 2006 at North Crest Medical Center in Springfield.  A graveside service was held on Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Groves Family Cemetery in Portland.

November 15, 2006

James Harold HAYNES, age 86, of Edgewater, FL passed away on Friday, November 3, 2006.  He was born in Sumner County on March 7, 1920 to the late Charlie and Sallie Belle Haynes.  He was a WWII Army veteran, seeing action in Guam, and Saipan before being wounded in Okinawa.  Mr. Haynes retired after 38 years with NASA as a quality control specialists, where he had worked on the Lunar Rover.  He was an active member of the Portland Church of Christ, was a private pilot, played several musical instruments, including bass fiddle, mandolin, and steel guitar.  He was preceded in death by his son, Joy Haynes.  Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9, 2006 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Velma P. BRIGGS, age 92, of Portland passed away November 8, 2006.  Mrs. Briggs was retired from The Sumner County School System and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portland. Funeral services were held at Wilkinson & Wiseman on Sunday November 12, 2006.  Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Preceded in death by husband, Ollie Briggs; son Thomas Briggs, of Indianapolis, In.; daughter Daisy Goforth of Ooltewah, Tn; grandsons, Gene Goforth of Ooltewah, Tn., Jimmy Perdue of Portland.

November 22, 2006

Edward Wayne WHITTEMORE, age 41, of Portland passed away Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Portland Medical Center.  He was born in Simpson County, Ky. on September 25, 1965.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Cold Springs Cemetery.

November 29, 2006

Gertrude Sue Katherine JONES, age 57, of Bowling Green, Ky. died Sunday, November 19, 2006.  A Portland native, she was born to Benton and Annie Williams Jones, both deceased.  (Funeral services were incomplete at the time of the obit publication.)

Ramond "Red" SCRUGGS, age 60, of Portland, died Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Born in Logan County, Ky. to the late Jim Thurman Scruggs and Mari Magdeline Adams Scruggs, he had been an employee of Imperial Fabricating and a lifetime farmer.  He attended Bucklodge Baptist Church.
Mr. Scruggs was preceded in death by a brother, David Scruggs.

Bob R. CULBREATH, age 77, of Cottontown died Saturday, November 25, 2006.  A man of honor who loved his family and his fellowman.  Who trusted God to lead him.  He was respected by many and loved by more. Mr. Culbreath was born November 29, 1928 to Raymond Searcy and Lela Mae Martin Culbreath.  He was preceded in death by one brother Joe David Culbreath.  Funeral serices were held Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Halltown General Baptist Church with interment in Halltown Cemetery.

December 6, 2006

Aileen Eller DUFFER, age 70, of Portland died Monday, November 27, 2006 at the Medeo center in Franklin, Ky.  A native of Sumner County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson Eller and Eva Mae Eller.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Duffer and a daughter, Janie Marie Butler.  Graveside services were Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the Crestview Memorial Gardens in Gallatin.

Charles David LEE, 65, of Portland passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at his residence.  The Sumner County native was born on January 31, 1941 to the late Brady and Thelma Lee.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday december 6, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

December 13, 2006

Charlie Joe LONG, age 60, of Troy, Ala. passed away at his home Sunday, December 3, 2006.  A graveside was held Saturday, December 9, 2006 at Restlawn Memory Gardens.

William Oliver BROOKS, age 85, of Portland passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A native of Sumner County, he was born May 13, 1921 to the late Guthrie and Carrie Lee Brooks.  Funeral service was held Friday, December 8, 2006 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Robert W. GOOSTREE, age 80, of Portland passed away Sunday, December 10, 2006 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A native of Sumner County, he was born February 28, 1926 to the late Rubin and Myrtle Goostree.  He was retired from Mid Western Gas and Transmission.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13, 2006 at Wilkinson Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.

December 20, 2006

Charles Thomas LEGGETT, age 67, of Portland passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  A Sumner County native, he was born November 6, 1939 to the late Ephrin and Alvis Juanita Leggett.  He was a dispatcher for the Portland Police Department.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Joan Turner.  Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush.

James "Jimmy" Blaine DONOHO Jr., age 81, of Portland passed away December 16, 2006 at his residence.  He was born in Sumner County on February 11, 1925 to the late James Blaine and Lois Austin Donoho.  He was a lifetime nursery man, with J. B. Donoho and Sons Nursery.  He was a member of Portland Church of Christ and served as their treasurer for 33 years, former director of Sumner County Farm Bureau, former manager of Portland Strawberry Association, UT graduate and fan.  Funeral services were held Monday, December 18, 2006 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment followed at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Don Thomas PENDLETON, age 58, of Portland passed away December 15, 2006 at Portland Medical Center.
He was born September 18, 1948 to William and Laura Pendleton.  Graveside service was conducted Sunday, December 17, 2006 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

December 27, 2006

William E. "Billy" HAWKINS, Jr. of 829 E. Cedar Street, Franklin, Ky. and formerly of Scottsville, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.  The Indianapolis native was an employee of Imperial Group, Inc.  He was a son of the late William Eugene Hawkins, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Robinson Hawkins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Billy Hawkins, two uncles, Tony Hawkins and J. D. Hawkins. Funeral Services were held Friday, December 22, 2006 at Goad Funeral Home.  Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Earnest Orten VENTRESS, age 71, of Portland passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Hendersonville Medical Center.  He was born in Sumner County on September 13, 1935 to the late Ned and Gladys Ventress. Funeral services were Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment at Old Brush Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellie Wessinger CARTER, age 87, of Portland died Friday, December 22, 2006 at the Portland Medical Center.  A native of Simpson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George William Wessinger and the late Bertha Viola Groves Wessinger.  She was the wife of the late Hubert Russell Carter.  She was a homemaker and a Baptist.  Funeral services were Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home with burial following in Restlawn Memory Gardens.


Sumner County, Tennessee Obituary Index

Genealogist's Companion to Research in Sumner County, Tennessee