Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Selected Obituaries
Portland Leader
January 7, 2009 - December 23, 2009

Submitted by Jan J. Barnes
©2009 - 2010

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

January 7, 2009

Glen Harley CLOUSE, 90, of Portland died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.  A Portland native, Clouse relocated to Michigan where he graduated from Vermontville High School.  He returned to Portland where he has been a resident for 64 years.  He was a farmer, member of Sheet Metal Local 177 in Nashville, 64-year member of the Portland Masonic Lodge, and a 76-year member of Hollis Chapel General Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Reeder Clouse and Ida Holmes Briley Clouse; infant daughter, Teresa Lee Clouse, son, Harley Delano Clouse, sisters, Irene Clouse and Catherine Stout and Lera McCloud and brother Jack Clouse.  He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Eleanor Cron Clouse of Portland, and two daughters. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Laurence S. Hendricks, 94, of Franklin, Ky., died on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 at the Medical Center in Franklin, Ky.  The Simpson County, Ky. native was the son of the late Chester Hendricks and Martha Ertner Hendricks.  He was a member of Franklin First Baptist Church and co-owner of Hendricks and Anderson Trucking.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed playing the harmonica.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Lena Weidemann, Hazel Anderson and Anna Graef and a brother, Frank Hendricks.  Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 at Franklin First Baptist Church.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

J.T. CRABTREE, age 94, of Portland, passed away December 30, 2008. He was born in Gainesboro, Tenn., on March 9, 1914. He retired from the L&N Railroad after 44 years of service, was a Grand Master Mason, a church deacon, and was a member of the Portland Senior Citizens Club. He is preceded in death by his wife, Priscilla Crabtree; sons, James Theodis Crabtree, Paul Allen Crabtree; parents, Clarence and Ada Roberts Crabtree.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2009, at New Hope Church.  Interment will be at the church cemetery.

January 14, 2009

Mary Onezima RALPH BRADLEY, 85, of Cottontown died on Monday, January 5, 2009 at Baptist Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bradley, parents, Luther and Hester Ralph, and sister, Carleen Ralph.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Portland Church of Christ.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lorine Katherine SEARCY, 90, of Portland died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.  She was a Kendall Co. retiree, member of Portland Church of Christ, Highland Rim Historical Society, West Portland Homemakers Club and The ladies Auxiliary at Highland Hospital.  She was a prolific quilter having won numerous awards at the Sumner County Fair.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Searcy, and her son, Stanley Searcy.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 9, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Earleen Gay SPEARS BASKERVILLE, 66, of Portland died on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The West Virginia native was born to the late Earl P. Spears and Mildred Louise Shockley Spears.  She was a caregiver.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Spears and Ronnie Spears.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

January 28, 2009

Donald Ray POOLE, 43, of Portland died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.  The Simpson County native was born Feb. 6, 1965.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Elzie LOUDEN, Jr., 74, of Portland died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.  The Lee County, Ky. native was born Aug. 26, 1934, to the late Elzie Kelton and Russecella Couch Louden.  He was a member of the Cherry Mound Lodge, and Victory Chapel Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lee Louden.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.

Billy Clayton DORRIS, 73, of Cottontown died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at his home.  The Sumner County native was born June 1, 1935, to the late Edwin and Georgia Ethel York.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J. W. Dorris.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Carol Wells PERRY, 68, of Franklin, Ky., died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at Vanderbilt Hospital.  The Pontiac, Mich., native was born the daughter of the late Melvin Wells and Sibyl Seldon Wells.  She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindell Perry, a daughter, Linda Perry; and a grandson, Dustin Wade Perry.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 26, at Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Crafton Funeral Home of Franklin was in charge of all arrangements.

February 4, 2009

Arthur "Artie" William BERGMAN, 65, of Portland died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Brooklyn, N. Y. native was born May 6, 1943 to the late Joshua and Esther Bergman.  He was the former owner/operator of Portland's Rebel Rouser Pizza, Pasta and Subs.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Catherine Bergman.  A memorial service was held on Thursday, Feb. 5, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Entombment was at Gallatin Cemetery at Crestview Memorial Park.

Judy Paulette LATIMER, 63, of White House died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 at Centennial Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Aug. 18, 1945 to the late Paul and Ruby Dobbs.  Funeral services were at 1 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Robert Odell FELTS, 73, of Portland died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Nashville native was born June 16, 1935, to the late Clarence and Mary Felts.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 1, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jerry Wayne CARTER, 63, of Portland died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at his residence.  The Portland native was born April 17, 1945 to the late Roy Carter and Flossie Bell Carter.  He was a printer.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 30, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Mary Frances NEACE, 70, of Portland died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born June 15, 1938, to the late George Richard and Mary Lou Brigance.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, 1st Lt. William A. Edens, and brothers James Oliver Brigance, George Richard Brigance, Jr., and Joe Frank Dorris.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Arnold "Arnie" O'CONNOR, Jr., 53, of Orlinda died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.  The Galveston, Texas native was born August 25, 1955.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 30, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Caney Creek Cemetery in Caneyville, Ky.

February 11, 2009

Flossie Haydeen LILLARD, 87, of Portland died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Highland Manor Nursing Home.  The Portland native was born April 12, 1921, to the late Charles Monroe Keen and Pearlie Henrietta Graves Keen.  She was a caregiver.  She was a member of Union Chapel Church.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.  Interment was in Gallatin Memorial Park at Crestview.

Helen Lucy TAYLOR, 85, of Portland died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The New York native was born June 14, 1923 to the late Archie Holmes and Laura Victoria Alice Black Holmes.  She was a hairdresser.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Courtley Taylor.  Funeral services were at 1 pm on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was at Gallatin Memorial Park at Crestview.

Alvin Wayne VENTRESS, 69, of Portland died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 , at his residence.  The Sumner County native was born June 23, 2939 to the late Ned Roy and Gladys Beatrice Livingston Ventress.  Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

February 18, 2009

Franklin D. JOHNSON, 76, of Indianapolis, Ind. died Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Jan. 24, 1933, to Coy and Ida Johnson.  He served in the U. S. Army 82nd Airborne during the Korean War.  He retired from Chrysler in 1983.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge.  Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 13, at G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home.  Interment was in Washington Park North Cemetery.

Elmore Allen GREEN, 92, of Portland departed this earthly world to be with his Heavenly Father on Feb. 10, 2009 at N.H.C. of Springfield.  He was a wonderful husband and a loving father.  He was a gentle man with respect for others. He was retired from BellSouth Telephone Co. and a member of the Portland First Baptist Church and had over 20 years experience to the Oak Street Mission.  He was a World War II veteran serving in Germany.  He was a local historian and a contributor to The Portland Leader.  He enjoyed photography, restoring antique gasoline engines and player pianos.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years.  Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 14, at Portland First Baptist Church.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pansy Clarinda PARKER, 94, of Portland died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born June 9, 1914, to the late Charles Monroe and Pearlie Henrietta Keen.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Cecil Parker.  Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 12, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Crestview Memorial Park. 

February 25, 2009

Steven Randall EMORD, 44, of Portland died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2007 at St. Thomas Hospital.  The Davidson County native was born on Aug. 22, 1964.  He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Emord.  Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 23 at Cheatham County Funeral Home.  Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Kathleen RONEY, 91, of Portland died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Dec. 23, 1917, to the late Virgil Keller and Lila Keller Mallory.  Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 19, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Bro. Eldridge SHERRON, 76, of Portland died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born March 18, 1932, to the late Walter Sherron and Clemmie Pauline Kirkham Sherron.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Anne Taylor Sherron; son, Terry Lee Sherron, daughter, Linda Kay Sherron; and son in law, Craig Arnold.  Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 21, at the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Rock Bridge Cemetery.

March 4, 2009

Lola Mae BRADLEY EMPSON , 96, died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.  Mrs. Empson was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught 40 years in the Sumner County school system.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Empson, in 2001.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Linda Sue WISEMAN McCOWN, 70, of Portland died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.  The Portland native was the daughter of Lewis S. Wiseman and the late Adaline Wiseman.  She was a graduate of Belmont University and MTSU.  She was a retired teacher from Wilson County Schools and formerly taught at Portland High School as business teacher.  In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McCown.  Funeral services were held on Monday, March 2, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home  Interment was at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Claude Wendell CHERRY, 70, of Portland died on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Dec. 21, 1938, to the late James and Lucille Cherry.   Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Selma BRIDGES, 88, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born May 12, 1920 to the late Ed and Bell Durham.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bridges. Graveside services were held on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Maple Hill Cemetery.

March 11, 2009

Alma Rhea WHITE, 81, of Cottontown died Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Feb. 4, 1928 to the late Thomas and Iva Lou Pitt.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur White.  Funeral services were Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Halltown Cemetery.

Gladys Evelyn BROWN, 85, of Franklin, Ky. died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  The Sumner County native is the daughter of the late Lonnie Durham and Myrtle Lee Moye Durham.  She was a homemaker and a member of Rockbridge Baptist Church.  Funeral services were Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Rosie Frances HUFF, 72, of Portland died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Simpson County native was born May 26, 1936, to the late Samuel and Lillie Estelle Stahl.  She was preceded in death by two sons.  Funeral services were Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Crestview Memorial Park.

March 18, 2009

Louise KEY, 94, of Portland died Sunday, March 15, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Oct. 22, 1914, to the late William "Sonny" and Dolly Whitson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denville Key, and four sons, Hubert, Paul, Gilbert, and Eugene Key.  Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Florence Hicks FREEMAN, 68, of Alvaton, Ky., died Saturday, March 14, 2009 at her residence.  The Simpson County, Ky., native was the daughter of the late Jurell Hicks and Daisy Ivo Hedgecough Hicks.  She was a former employee of Moore's Drug Co. and was a caregiver to the elderly.  Mrs. Freeman was a devoted member of Salmon's General Baptist Church and Women's Missionary Group.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Hicks and Bobby Hicks.  Funeral services were Tuesday, March 17, at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

James Hugh STEWART, 89, of Portland died Monday, March 9, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Aug. 20, 1919, to the late Albert Lee Stewart and Hazel DeWeese.  He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and a retired millwright.  After retirement he became an avid woodworker.  He enjoyed reading, and read the Bible daily.  Funeral services were Wednesday, March 11, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

March 25, 2009

Kristen Kay HUNTER, 11, of Portland died on Sunday, March 22, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Sept. 9, 1997.  She was a member of Shannon Strack's fifth-grade class at North Sumner Elementary.  She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Guy and Mildred Hunter, Patrick and Willie Mai Martino, John and Alzina Larchar, and Jean Wunder.  She is survived by her mother, father, two sisters, on stepsister, grandparents, and great grandfather.  Funeral services were Wednesday, March 25 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Joshua A. MITTELSTRASSER, 24, of Cottontown died Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He was a Baptist and a construction worker.  Funeral services were Monday, March 23, at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was in Tom Link Cemetery.

Darlene CARTER, 47, of Murfreesboro died Wednesday, March 18, 2009.  The Sumner County native was the daughter of Clayton Edward Bradley of Gallatin and the late Margaret Frances Browner Bradley.  She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church and a school bus driver for Rutherford County Schools.  In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Mark Yates.  Funeral services were Saturday, March 21, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.

Margaret Dean MANUEL, 74, of Westmoreland died Monday, March 16, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Feb. 2, 1935 to the late Herman and Rena Wainscott.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Manuel; grandson, Jason Marshall.  Funeral services were Thursday, March 19, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

April 1, 2009

Hobert ESTEP, 72, of Scottsville, Ky., died Monday, March 23, 2009.  Funeral services were Friday, March 27, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Luther Wilson NAPIER, 70, of Portland died Friday, March 27, 2009 at Skyline Medical Center.  The Scottsville, Ky. native was born in December, 1938 to the late Olga Wilson Napier and Mary Bessie Howell Napier.  He was a store manager for Houchen's for 35 years.  He was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by Oleta O'Neal Napier, the mother of his three sons.  Funeral services were Sunday, March 29, 2009 at McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

April 8, 2009

Jason Henry COOK, 28, of Franklin, Ky., died on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Greenview Regional Hospital.  The Nashville native was born Aug. 14, 1980.  He was a plumber.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, April 4.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Everett Lee SHREVE, III, 21, of Portland died on Tuesday, March 31, 2009.  He was born in Terre Haute, Ind., April 18, 1987.  Funeral services were held at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Fairfield Cemetery.

Laura Mai SMALLWOOD BARLOW, 86, of Portland, died on Monday, March 30, 2009.  She was a member of the Portland Church of Christ.  Laura is preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Barlow.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 1, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

April 15, 2009

Lawrence Brady DURHAM, Jr., 87, of Franklin, Ky. died Wednesday, April 8, 2009.  The former Franklin Police chief and Sumner County native was the son of the late Lawrence B. Durham, Sr. and Cammie Fleming Durham.  He served his country in World War II and saw action in the South Pacific theater.  He completed a tour of duty in Saipan, Japan, after which he settled in Franklin and pursued a career in law enforcement.  He served as a city patrolman from 1952 until 1962 and as chief of police from 1962 until 1969.  In 1975 he worked as foreman for Chrysler Air Temp in Bowling Green, Ky., until the closing of the plant, returning back to Franklin Police Department as a dispatcher from 1975 until his retirement in the late 1980s.  At his retirement, former Mayor Larry T. Freas recognized Durham as a longtime leader in the city and with the police department by naming a day as the Lawrence "Jr." Durham Day in the city.  His badge number, 921, was retired in tribute to his service.  Mr. Durham was a long standing member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and VFW.  He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Draper Durham; sister, Ruth Durham Carter; and a grandson, Rondal Wayne Durham.  Services were Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

April 22, 2009

Herman BUSH, 68, of Bethpage, died on Friday, April 17, 2009 at his residence.  He was born in Sumner County on March 22, 1941 to the late Herman and Annie Bush.  He was retired from General Electric.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Helen Moore HAYES, 79, of Hendersonville died on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Vanco Manor Nursing Center.  A native of Sumner County, she was born to the late Tommy and Maybelle Long.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Key.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 from the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Linda Faye LOVELL, 58, of Westmoreland died on Tuesday, April 13, 2009 at her residence.  She was born in Sumner County on April 28, 1950.  She was preceded in death by her father, Astor Hodges, and sister, Charlotte Hodges. Graveside services were held on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Maple Hill Cemetery.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Ann Wells MARKSBERRY, 86, of the Spike Knob Community died on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at Owensboro Medical Health Systems.  She was born in Daviess County, Ky. on July 25, 1922 to the late James Worden Wells and Clara Estes Wells.  She retired from Owensboro Daviess County Hospital in 1983 where she was the assistant manager of the Dietary Department.  She was a member of Owensboro Christian Church and a 68 year member and Past Matron of Goal Chapter #104 Easter Star of Ensor.  Her husband, Louis James Marksberry, preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2008.  She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Wells Thompson, and brother, Ewing Wells. Services were held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at James H. Davis Funeral Home in Owensboro, Ky.  Burial was in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

Betty Jean Blakemore PAYNE, 61, of Cross Plains died on Sunday, March 22, 2009.  She was born June 3, 1947 to Lassie B. Blakemore and the late Earl B. Blakemore.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus in Hopkinsville, Ky.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Ann Utley, and two brothers, William Roscoe Blakemore and Henry Lee Blakemore.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Oak Grove Baptist Church.  Serenity Funeral Home of Springfield was in charge of arrangements.

April 29, 2009

Kenneth Lee FERRELL, 62, of Springfield died on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.  He was born March 10, 1947 in Shelbyville to the late Comer L. and Lorene Dye Ferrell.  He worked as the shop foreman at Kipps Transportation and was of the Baptist Faith.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield.  Burial was in the Mallory Cemetery.

Robert JOHNSON, 60, of Portland died on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at his residence.  He was born in Hartsville, Tennessee to Robert Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Brister Johnson.  He was a member of Harvest Field Baptist Church in Pegram and he attended Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church in Portland.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in dearth by a daughter, Tracy Leigh Johnson, and a brother, David Johnson.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 28, at Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church.  Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery.  Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Billy Joe WIX, 66, of Portland died Thursday, April 23, 2009 at his residence.  He was born on April 13, 1943, to the late James Allen and Eleanor Marie Wix.  Funeral services were Saturday, April 25, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Edith Keith BRILEY, 96, of Cottontown died Tuesday, April 21, 2009.  She was born in Robertson County on March 6, 1913, to the late James Thomas Keith and Fearby Ragland Keith.  Edna was a member of Halltown General Baptist Church and a member of Rob Morris Order of Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Maynard Briley.  Funeral services were Thursday, April 23, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Helen CRON, 86, of White House died on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Hendersonville Medical Center.  She was born in Sumner County on May 10, 1922, to the late Walter and Ora Groves.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Reese Cron, and grandson, Josh Hall.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 23, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

May 6, 2009

Billy Joe HARP, 67, of Franklin, Ky., died on Monday, April 27, 2009 at his residence.  A native of Ohio, he was the son of the late Henry Harp and Mollie Groves Harp.  Memorial services were held on Thursday, April 30, at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin.

Carol Ann LEE, 62, of Portland, died on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at her residence.  The Portland native was born May 8, 1946, to the late Brady Earl Lee and Thelma Virginia Stringer Lee.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Lee.  Funeral services were held on Monday, May 4, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

May 13, 2009

Ruby Lucille SUTTLE, age 101, of Old Hickory, formerly of Portland, passed away May 11, 2009, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, H.W. “Werchel” Suttle.  Funeral service was 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment is at Old Brush Cemetery.

Henry David WHITE, 94, of Indianapolis, Ind., previously of Portland, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at his residence.  He was born fEb. 30, 1915, in Fountain Head.  He was an accomplished Mason and carpenter and retired serving as a security guard for the local American Legion Post in Indianapolis.  He was a World War II Veteran with the United States Navy and an avid hunter and gardener.  He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eva B. (Hesson), his son Marion Thomas and daughter Wanda Gayle Martin.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 9, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Donald "Don" Hawkins, 51, of Portland died on Monday, May 4, 2009.  The Nashville native was born March 26, 1958, to the late Charles Edward Hawkins.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 7, at Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Sycamore Cemetery in Gassaway.

Lewis Truman UTLEY, age 72, of Portland, passed away April 24, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Simpson County, Ky., to the late Floyd and Della Utley. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Riggsbee Utley; son, Wesley Utley; brother, Thomas "Tony" Utley; sister, Mary Elizabeth Utley.  Funeral services were 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2009, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home .  Interment was in Searcy Cemetery.  Military rites were provided by the Tennessee National Guard.

May 20, 2009

Donny Lee LOVELL, 56, of Murfreesboro died on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at his residence.  The Nashville native was born July 4, 1952, to the late James H. Lovell and Mildred Joyce Starks Lovell.  He was an inspector at Bridgestone Tire Company.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Savannah Stout.  Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 20, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

James Earl WIX, JR., 64, of Portland died on Sunday, May 17, 2009.  A Macon County native, he was born Aug. 27, 1944 to the late Earlest Hayward and Clifford Brockett Wix.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm on Wednesday, May 20, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Effie C. "Billie" WHEELER, 90, of Gallatin died on Saturday, May 16, 2009.  A Sumner County native, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Newton York and Allie Wallace York.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Wheeler and a son, Robert Lewis Wheeler, four brothers; Harley York, Charlie York, Eugene York, and Gentry York, and four sisters; Lula Huff, Zula Huff, Doris Troutt, and Pearlie Troutt.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 19, from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Gallatin Cemetery.

Vera Louise DUNBAR, 83, of Gallatin died on Friday, May 15, 2009 at her residence in Gallatin Health Care.  A Sumner County native, she was born Dec. 29, 1925 to the late Morris Daughtry and Katie Anderson Daughtry.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Joseph "Buddy" Loveall; her second husband, Wally Dunbar; daughter Martha Loveall and three brothers; Johnnie Daughtry, Dee Anderson, and Joseph Anderson.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 17, from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Bush's Chapel Cemetery.

Lois Elizabeth GRIGGS, 85, of Portland died on Sunday, May 10, 2009.  A Sumner County native, she was born Feb. 6, 1924, to the late Elizie "Bunt" Wilson and Elizabeth Ellen Ramsey Wilson.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ray Griggs; brother James Richard Wilson, and a grandson, Eric.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 14, from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

May 27, 2009

Donald Wayne SHADOAN, 74, of Portland died on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Madison Healthcare and Rehab.  The Indiana native was born March 28, 1935, to the late Mary Nowak Shadoan.  He was a truck driver.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and saw action during the Korean War.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Joann Shadoan and Pauline Shadoan.  Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Friday, May 29, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

June 3, 2009

Comer Vernon WILSON, 64, of Portland died on Friday, May 29, 2009, at Skyline Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Dec. 23, 1944, to the late Leonard Wilson, Sr. and Katie Gilbert Wilson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Miles Wilson and two brothers, Luther and Ely Wilson.  Funeral services were held on Monday, June 1, 2009 from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Eulia Cemetery.

Larry Earl KEEN, 62, of Franklin, Ky., died on Thursday, May 28, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Sumner County native was the son of Ideal Cole Keen and the late Lloyd Keen.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was in Sulphur Spring Cemetery.

June 10, 2009

Patricia Gail Riner WATSON, 67, of Portland died Thursday, June 4, 2009.  The Alabama native was born Feb. 19, 1942, to the late Walter Hill Riner and Flora Willie Brannon Woodard.  She was a nurse.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Donnie Davis and Juanita Sheets and brothers, Walter Riner, Benford Riner, Ronald Riner, Clayton Riner and C. J. Riner.  Funeral services were Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Liberty Baptist Church in Arley, Ala.  Burial was in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.  Nichols Funeral Home of Addison, Ala., was in charge of arrangements.

JoAnn Riggsbee PAUL, 63, of Goodlettsville died Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at her residence.  The Portland native was born Aug. 22, 1945, to the late Robert D. Riggsbee and Lillian Fuqua Riggsbee.  She was a cashier.  Funeral services were Friday, June 5, 2009 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

June 17, 2009

Ethel Mae GIVENS, 72, of Portland died Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospital.  The Macon County native was born Sept. 26, 1936, to the late Felton and Minnie Wakefield.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Kay and Dean Wakefield and brother James Wakefield.  Funeral services were held Friday, June 12, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

June 24, 2009

Deven Lee MARTIN, 2 months, 4 days, died on Friday, June 19, 2009.  Deven was born April 15, 2009.  He was preceded in death by a great-grandfather, Billy Fisher, Sr.  Funeral services were held on Monday, June 22, from the chapel of Alexander-Newby Funeral Home.  Burial was in Caldwell Cemetery.

Billie Jean MARCIN, 62, of Westmoreland died on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at her residence.  She was born in Nashville on April 10, 1947.  Funeral services were held on Friday, June 19 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Wallace Perry RULAPAUGH, 90, of Rowlett, Texas, died on Sunday, June 14, 2009.  He was born Oct. 6, 1918, in Castile, N. Y., to Wallace I. and Blanche Adams Rulapaugh.  Perry proudly served in the U. S. Army and was an iron worker by trade.  He was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church in Garland, Texas.  A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 18, at Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rowlett, Texas.  (A daughter is a resident of Portland).

July 1, 2009

Pleasant Henry "Jackie" MEADOWS, Jr., 67, of Portland died on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at his residence.  He was born Nov. 9, 1941 to the late Pleasant Henry and Ima Ruth Meadows.  After 30 years service, he had retired from Bellsouth.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Johnny Meadows.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 28, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Cyndi Lou THOMPSON, 23, of Portland died on Monday, June 22, 2009.  She was born in Sumner County on Aug. 7, 1985.  (She is survived by 2 daughter, her mother, and 7 brothers).  Memorial services were held on Saturday, June 27 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

July 8, 2009

Judy Carolyn ROSS, 62, of Portland died on Sunday, July 5, 2009.  Memorial services were held at 4 pm on Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Antioch Baptist Church.  Visitation was from 2 pm until time of service.

Dorothy Lee JONES, 77, of Cottontown died on Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Sumner Regional Hospital.  She was born July 10, 1931, in Henrietta, Texas to the late Clyde Aubry and Sarah Stone Aubrey.  She worked as a laborer.  Funeral services were held at Portland Funeral Chapel, July 8, 2009, at 3 pm.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Pauline S. ELLIOTT, 93, of Portland died on Friday, July 3, 2009.  The Portland native was born June 12, 1916, to the late Erett Suttle and Cleva Kelley Suttle.  She was a member of the only girls' basketball team to win a district championship.  She is a past employee of CEMC, a bookkeeper for Elliott Builders for 20 years and was active in community affairs and was an avid golfer.  She was a member of the Portland First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for 50 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joel Elliott.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 6, 2009, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

July 15, 2009

Robert Isaac ANDERSON, 71, of Gallatin died on Friday, July 10, 2009.  The Putnam County native was born Nov. 7, 1937, to the late O. D. Anderson and Ruthie Loreene Haggerd Anderson.  Funeral services were held on Monday, July 13, at the chapel of Alexander-Newby Funeral Home.  Entombment followed in Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

July 22, 2009

Wanda Aline McDOUGAL, 83, of Gallatin died on Sunday, July 12, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born the daughter of the late Arthur Brodie Brown and Emma Carmon Brown.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Homer Reese McDougal; three brothers; Eddie Brown, Clifford Brown, and Garland Brown; and three sisters, Lorene Keith, Linda Troutt, and Lucille Johnson.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 15, at the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home.  Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park.

David Scott BERGMAN, 38, of Oak Grove died on Friday, July 17, 2009 at his residence.  Dave was born Dec. 13, 1970, in New Jersey to the late Arthur William Bergman and Catherine Kotala Bergman.  He was employed with White House Utility District.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 19, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Gallatin Memory Gardens.

July 29, 2009

Sharon Owens SUTHERLAND , 62, of Portland died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at her home.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 29, at Farris Funeral Home Chapel in Abingdon, Va.  Interment was in Forrest Hills Memory Gardens in Abingdon, Va.  Portland Funeral Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Robert Irving DYGERT, 72, of Portland died on Friday, July 24, 2009.  The New York native was the son of the late Clarence Rood and Viola Bailey Rood.  No public services are planned at this time.  Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 5, 2009

Clyde Emmett HINCH, 62, of Murfreesboro died on Monday, July 27, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.  He was a native of Coffee County but lived in Murfreesboro.  He served in the United States Navy and was a Mason. He was a member of the EAA Chapter 419.  He was an upholsterer for 25 years.  He was a member of the Greenhill Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ellen Hinch.  Chapel services were held on Friday, July 31, at Jennings and Ayers Chapel.  Burial was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Ricky Odell HOBDY, 48, of Portland died on Friday, July 31, 2009.  He was born in Sumner County on March 20, 1961, to Morris Odell Hobdy and the late Katherine Joyce Hobdy.  Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Providence General Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rhyon Wilson SUTTLE, 45, of Bethpage, died on Thursday July 30, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Elder James E. Suttle and Dixie Suttle.  Rhyon was a loving father and lived his life through hard work and virtue.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Sulphur Fork Church with interment in the church cemetery.

Teresa Ann WOODS, 47, of Portland died on Sunday, July 26, 2009.  She was a 1981 Portland High School graduate and a seven year employee of Thomas & Betts.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 30a, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

August 12, 2009

Angela Woodard BLACK, 39, of Portland died on Friday, Aug. 7, 2009.  She was a seven-year cancer survivor and worked in her beloved profession as a nurse. Memorial services were held on Sunday, Aug. 9, from the Hendersonville Funeral Home Chapel.

Velma HOLLAND, 76, of Portland died on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Knott County, Ky., to the late Henderson and Liza Collins.  Funeral service were held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

Sandra Kay THORNSBURY, 58, of Cottontown died on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at Skyline Medical Center.  She was born Oct. 23, 1950, to the late Duran and Helena Reynolds. She is a member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lou Anna Tackiet.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Mike Callis officiated the service. Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

August 19, 2009

Courtney Reagan-Jane VANCE, 30, of Portland died on Thursday, August 13, 2009.  Courtney was preceded in death by her grandparents William A. & Muriel G. Sharp, and Phyllis & George Mills and great grandparents, Reuben & Nettie Mills, and Charles & Waeta Rinehart.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 17 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Leon Graves officiating. Burial will follow in Old Brush Cemetery with Richard VanDyke, Bird Carnes, Chris Gorby, Norman Vance, Rockwell Roberts, Steven Glaser, Courtney Vanderveer and Tommy Vance serving as pallbearers.

L. C. HINES, 72, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at The Medical Center in Franklin, Ky.  A native of Logan County, Ky., he was the son of the late Otis Hines and the late Frances McElwain Hines. He was a retired employee of the Kendall Company and was a member of the Greenwood Freewill Baptist Church.  He was preceded in death by a son, Leonard Dwight Hines.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky. Burial will follow in the Auburn Cemetery in Logan County, Ky.

Ruth Magdalene HARRIS, 92, of Portland died on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Robertson County native was born May 27, 1917 to the late Robert and Dora Brown. She was one of the oldest members of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Dudley (Peaches) Harris, son-in-law, Charles E. Knight, Jr., and 11 brothers and sisters.  Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Alex Jackson and Larry Joe Dickens officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Timothy Allen McFARLIN, 43, of Portland died on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born May 4, 1966 to Larry and Shirley McFarlin.  Funeral services will be 11am on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Tony Dunning and Al Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 10am till 9pm on Monday.

Shirley Jean HONEYCUTT, 70, of Portland died on Wednesday, August 12, 2009.  The Warren County, Ky. native was born June 20, 1939 to the late Henry and Delfa Meridith.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ewell Eugene Upton.  Graveside services were held on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Crestview Memorial Park.  Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

August 26, 2009

Mary Madison GARRETT 87, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sunday, August 16, 2009 at her residence.  The Scottsville, Ky. native was the daughter of the late Victor Madison and the late Dora Motley Madison. She was the wife of the late Paul Thomas Garrett. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught the Ruth Sunday School class and served as chairman of the research and editing committee for the church's history book and helped with costumes and make-up for the church productions. She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Salmons Homemakers Club, Simpson County Archives, Southern Ky. Genealogy Society, Simpson County Retired Teachers Association, Utopia Club, charter member of the Simpson County Historical Society, served as a 4H leader, and served on the Simpson County Extension Board.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Ann Holcomb Pitchford and Marie Gerald.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 19 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18 and from 6 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Booker Gilbert Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until funeral service time on Wednesday.

Edna Bell KIDD, 84, of Portland died on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.  She was born in Fentress County on March 26, 1925 to the late Harrison and Deliah Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kidd.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 22 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with members of the family officiating. Interment will be in Portland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until 9 p.m. on Friday.

Charles P.E. SHRIVE, 63, of Highland Heights, Ky. died on Friday, August 21, 2009 in Bowling Green, Ky.  He attended Amelia High School, Colorado State, The University of Cincinnati, and received his MBA from Xavier. He was active in I.E.E.E., CSI, SAME, and Old Coots on Scoots.  Memorial services will be held at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, 2050 Beechmont Ave., Mt. Washington, on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m.

September 2, 2009

Lena WESSEL, 82, of Portland died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 31, from the Chapel of Gallatin Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Gallatin Memory Gardens of Crestview.

Billy Lee HARRIS, 72, of Millersville died at Baptist Hospital on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009.   He was born in White House on December 4, 1936. He loved his childhood home in Portland and was devoted to his family.  He was a graduate of Sumner County High School in Portland and a veteran of the United States Army.  He was retired from the Ford Glass Plant.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Richard and Rhoda Chambers Harris; three brothers, James Donald Harris, Glenn Richard Harris, David Cosby Harris; sister, Betty Sue Creasy.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Terry Wayne HESSON, age 43, of Portland, passed away August 27, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on November 14, 1965. Terry was a deacon at Mt. Calvary Church. He is preceded in death by his mother, Aline Hall Hesson.  Funeral service was on Sunday, Aug. 30 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Kenneth Richard KIRBY, 54, of Cottontown died on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at his residence.  Funeral arrangements by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in White House.

Terry Eaden DENNING, 56, of Hartsville died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at Skyline Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Denning, parents, Gaylon Benton and Jewell Lee Denning, and a brother, Daniel B. Denning.  Funeral services were held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville.  Interment was in Hartsville Cemetery.

Dorothy B. BELCHER, 80, of Portland died on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at her residence.  The North Carolina native was born Sept. 3, 1928, to the late Fred O. Parton and Ida McClure Parton.  She was a nurse attendant.  She was preceded in death by sons Jackson Belcher and James Bud Belcher; sisters Dora Randolph and Mildred Belcher; and brother Joe Parton.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville.

September 9, 2009

Gerald Richard GRANDMAISON, 65, of Portland died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at his home.  The Michigan native was born July 31, 1944 to Elizabeth Colburn Bulford Smith of Novi, Mich. and the late Gerald Grandmaison. He was a customer service representative for Chrysler. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church. Rev. Alex Jackson will officiate the service. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Donald Carroll LANE, 75, of Franklin, Ky. died on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Robertson County native was the son of the late Fay Lane and Willie Ann America Clinard Lane. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of the Bethel Grove Church of Christ.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 7 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Robertson County.

Walter Lee JOHNSON, 70, of Portland died on Thursday, September 3, 2009. The Sumner County native was born August 7, 1939 to the late Roger and Tennie Johnson. He was retired from CEMC, and was a Deacon at New Hope Baptist Church.  Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Paige officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Jesse Elvin COTHAM, 88, of Portland died on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Will Jones Cotham and Susan Estilee Skelton Cotham; son, Anthony Loftis; sisters, Mary Jane Hensley, Nola Hinson, Maybelle Cotham, Magie Nell Woodhouse, Vera Dee Cotham, and Annie Cotham; brothers Leemoore Cotham, and Jones and James Cotham.  Graveside services were Thursday, Sept. 3, at Gallatin Cemetery.  Arrangements by Family Heritage Funeral Home.

Betty Lou McCaleb McNEIL, 74, of Waverly died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Waverly native was born July 20, 1935.  She was a retired bootmaker for Acme Boot Company in Waverly and a member of Waverly Church of Christ.  She was preceded in death by her parents Merriman Bela and Lillian Grace Moore McCaleb.  Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 4, 2009 at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly.  Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery in New Johnsonville.

September 16, 2009

Ruth Arlene CASE, 70, of Portland died on Monday, September 7, 2009.  She was born in Buchanan, WV on May 24, 1939 to the late Charles and Iowaka Rowan Painter.  Funeral services will be 5:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor David Hartman officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home, and 4 - 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the church.

Mallie Elizabeth PIPPIN, 90, of Portland died on Saturday, September 12, 2009.  She was a member of the Portland Nazarene Church.  She was preceded in death by: her loving husband, Hussell; parents, James and Talmadge Moye; children, Nancy Ann and Michael; and siblings, Gladys Jones and Edmund Moye.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Cook officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

Ricky Joe DILLARD Jr., 35, of Portland died on Thursday, September 10, 2009 at Highland Manor.  He was born in Sumner County on December 28, 1973.  Memorial services will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Victory Assembly Church.

Celeste Edna King FERGUSON, 82, of Franklin, Ky. died on Friday, September 11, 2009. A native of Cumberland County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Homer King and Nora King. She was retired from the Kendall Company. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Ferguson.  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.

Howard E. (Alabama) WESTBROOK, 82, of Portland died on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.  He was born in Piedmont, Calhoun, AL on July 4, 1927 to the late Robert Oscar and Maude (Smart) Westbrook. He was married 56 years to Margaret (Livingston) Westbrook. He was a painter.  Religious services were held on Thursday, Sept. 10 at Portland Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Edward Ferrell and Brandon Westbrook officiating. Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Tammy Carol WHITSON, 40, of Portland died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at her residence.  The Indianapolis, Ind. native was born Feb. 3, 1969.  Religious services were held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Jake Link Cemetery.

Rev. Hollis F. NEALY, 88, of Franklin, Ky. died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at The Medical Center in Franklin.  A native of Warren County, Ky., he was the son of the late Ewing Nealy and Demmie Duckett Nealy.  He retired from L & N railroad and was a minister of the gospel for over 50 years.  He was a certified foster parent and received the Kentucky Foster Parent of the Year Award.  Rev. Nealy was a member of the Nazarene Church in Franklin.  He was preceded in death by his wife Jewell "Mae" Pirtle Nealy; daughter Shirley Law; sons, Darrell Freeman Nealy and Gary Weldon; sisters, Myrtle Board, Mae Cooper, Kay Neely and Ivy Byrd; and brothers Delbert, Albert, Edward, Harry, and Johnny Nealy.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Crafton Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial followed in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Barbara June Deasy McKINNEY, 74, of Franklin died on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009.  She was born in Sumner County on July 26, 1935, to the late Howard and Lee White Deasy.  She was the 1953 Middle Tennessee Strawberry Queen.  Graveside services were held on Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at Maple Hill Cemetery.

September 23, 2009

Frances Jean THACKER, 62, of Bethpage, died on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009.  She was born Oct. 7, 1946 in Sumner County, Tennessee to the late Roy and Earlene Shrum Crowder. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by one sister, Betty Wilson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Ken Stacey officiating. Interment will follow in Sumner Memorial Gardens.

September 30, 2009

Lambert Merlin BUYSMAN, 73, of Cookeville died on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Primghar, Iowa to the late Henry and Alice Buysman. He was a veteran of the United States Army.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment and Military Honors will be at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.Visitation will be 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Billy Thomas PARDUE, 76, of Westmoreland died on Wednesday, September 23, 2009.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and retired from Peterbilt.  He was preceded in death by parents, Tom and Cassie Pardue; son, Gary Richard Pardue; and grandson, Terry Shannon Pardue.  He was married 57 years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with David Mitchell and Richard Denning officiating. Interment at Fairfield Cemetery.

Jairo “Hector” Javier RIVERA, 33 of Antioch died on Monday, September 21, 2009.   Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Gallatin Funeral Home.  Gallatin Funeral Home & Memory Gardens at Crestview is in charge of the arrangements.

Merlin BUYSMAN, 73, of Cookeville died on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Primghar, Iowa to the late Henry and Alice Buysman. He was a veteran of the United States Army.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment and Military Honors will be at 1 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

Johnny Ray LAWSON, 33, of Portland died on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. A native of Franklin, Ky., he was the son of Albert Stinson and wife Marilyn of Cadiz, Ky. and Lillian “Pug” Riggles of Franklin, Ky. He was an employee of Lamanent Technologies of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lewis Keith and Letha Keith, stepfather Laurence Riggles, and a cousin, Jessie Carl Gregory.  Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.  Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

October 7, 2009

Margaret Elizabeth SCOTT, 80, of Portland died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at her residence. A Sumner County native, she was born Feb. 7, 1929 to the late Henry and Birdie Dorris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Scott, and brother, Kenneth Dorris.  Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with David Scott officiating. Interment was at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Barbara "June" Pitchford GREEN, 90, of Portland died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.  She was a member of the Portland First Baptist Church for over 50 years. She was active in her church and the Oak Street Mission.  She was preceded in death by her parents, John Elwood Pitchford and Minnie Elba Wilson Pitchford; five brothers and sisters; and her husband of 68 years, Elmore Allen Green.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at Portland First Baptist Church.

Fayola Deasy BENNETT, 73, of Portland died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Addie Deasy; sister, Thelma Bailey; and brother, Tony Deasy.  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

Charles Douglas LEGGE, 79, of Portland died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Dec. 17, 1929 to the late Brodie and Carrie Legge.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Allen Legge and Charles David Legge.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with James Parker officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

October 14, 2009

Mary Elizabeth STEWART, 93, of Portland died on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born April 13, 1916.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Hugh Stewart; parents, James E. and Ovie Jones Cron; sisters Pauline Cron, Ruby Suttle, Dovie Ausbrooks; brothers Perkin, Rackel, and Robert Cron.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 12, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

Troy Allen ALDRIDGE, 60, of Portland died on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.  The Sumner County resident was born June 1, 1949, to Louise Wright Aldridge and the late Gus Aldridge.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Aldridge.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park.

Carolyn E. GRIFFITH, 54, of Portland died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at Hendersonville Hospital.  She was born July 24, 1955, in Philadelphia to the late Paul R. Smith and Joan Boyer Smith.  She was employed as a bank teller at the Farmers Bank.  She was a member of Portland Church of the Nazarene.  Religious services were held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Portland Church of the Nazarene.

Jeff STURM, 40, of Lafayette died on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 at his residence.  He was born in Mahoning County, Ohio on July 30, 1969 to William and Rose Marie Grear Sturm of Wooster, Ohio.  He was a heavy equipment operator for the Charles Deweese Construction Company in Franklin, Ky. and a member of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department in Sumner County.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.  Interment was in Kendall Cemetery.

Sue Ann JACOBS, 67, of Portland died on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at her residence.  She was born in Robertson County on Feb. 28, 1942, to the late Jessie and Lucille Clinard.  Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Neal Cemetery.

October 21, 2009

Jimmy Loyd BARBER, 60, of Panama City, FL. died Monday, Oct 12, 2009.  A Portland native, he was born May 4, 1949 to Loyd Barber and the Late Bertha Ray Barber.  He was a member of the Portland High School Panther football team, class of 1967.  He traded in his Purple and White for Western Kentucky Red and White, becoming a star linebacker for the Hilltoppers class of 1972.  He was inducted into the WKU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.  He graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1977.  He served as a Public Health Officer in the United States Air Force, retiring as a major in 1997 after 20 years of service.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 17, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

William Loyd BROWN, 62, of Portland died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at his residence.  The Portland native was born Sept. 19, 1947, to Ann Brown and the late Elvis Brown.  He was a forklift operator at Peterbilt.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the Portland Church of Christ.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 17, at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Esther BUTLER, 93, of Portland died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009.  She was born April 8, 1916, to Lily and Adolph Burysek on the family farm near Portland.  A loving wife and mother, cherished grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, she was active all her life in serving her Lord through the local churches she attended.  She was a charter member of Lemoyne Baptist Church of Lemoyne, Ohio.  Most recently she was a member and pianist at Immanuel Baptist Church in her hometown of Portland.  Before marriage, during WWII, she worked in the shipyards of Portland, Ore. as a welder assembling tanker ships for the war effort.  She was married in March, 1948 and spent over 33 years in Toledo, Ohio raising her family before returning to Tennessee.  Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband, Albert Lawrence Butler; sister Ruth Mathias, brothers, Robert Burysek, Albert Burysek, and William Burysek; and granddaughter Faith Butler.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 17 at The Immanuel Baptist Church in Portland.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Randall Lee HALE, 56, of Indianapolis died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 after a short battle with cancer.  The Indiana native was born Oct. 31, 1952 to the late Robert Wayne Hale of Cottontown and Inez Zenobia Chasteen of Indiana.  He served in the United States Air Force for four years and followed his father's trade in the vinyl siding business.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Forest Eugene Hale; half sister, Marcia Diane Walters of Scottsville, Ky; and stepbrother David Foley of Vidor, Texas.

Terry Ray INMAN, 54, of Hendersonville died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2009.  He was preceded in death by his father, Robert A. Inman.

George W. PERDUE, 64, of the Pleasant Grove Community in Westmoreland died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at his residence.  Mr. Perdue was a Missionary Baptist Minister and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  He was retired from McKee Baking Co.  He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Perdue.  Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 17, from the Chapel of Woodard Funeral Home.  Interment was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Pearl Jean "Polly" Heady COLE, 76, of Tucson, Ariz., died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 after a long illness.  She was born in Gainesboro, Tn., Oct. 8, 1933, to the late Luke Bayless and Irene Sisco Heady.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wanda Cole.  Final arrangements will be in Las Vegas.

Carolyn V. WALLACE, 45, of Portland died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.  Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 16 from the chapel of Gallatin Funeral Home.  Interment was in the Gallatin City Cemetery.

James Odis CALVERT, 66, of Franklin, Ky. died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009.  The Allen County, Ky. native was born Nov. 7, 1942, to the late James and Oma Dell Calvert.  Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Roberts Tabernacle Church Cemetery.

October 28, 2009

David Edward CLINE, 36, of Portland died on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  He was employed as a firefighter in Franklin, Tenn.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 at First Baptist Church. Interment is in Old Brush Cemetery.

Kimberly Kilgore WILSON of Portland died on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009 from cancer.  She was born in Shreveport, La. to Merle Kilgore and Dot Patrick. She moved to Nashville at a young age as her father began to have success as a songwriter, including "More and More," "Wolverton Mountain" and "Ring of Fire." She lived for many years in Madison, most recently residing in Portland. She was an animal lover, seamstress and furniture sales expert with a lifelong love of music and song writing.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Wilson, and father, Merle Kilgore.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Elsie Rene LEE, 78, of Portland died on Tuesday, Oct. 27,. 2009.  The Sumner County native was born May 24, 1931 to the late Herman and Velma Durham.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Rich Cook officiating. Interment will be at Forest Chapel Church Cemetery.

Gracie Suttle McCloud FRANKLIN, age 102, of Portland, died on Sunday, October 25, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ira McCloud and Thomas Jefferson Franklin; and son Bobby Jefferson Franklin. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment was at Old Brush Cemetery.

David Wayne COLLINS, 48, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. Born April 9, 1961 to Harry E. Collins and Cynthia Ashburn Collins. Memorial services were held on October 29, 2009.

November 4, 2009

Mozelle K. LINK, 90, of Portland died on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.  She was born in Macon County on September 25, 1919 to the late J.C. and Adelle Halliburton.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 at Wilkinson- Wiseman Funeral Home with Kenneth Gregory officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.

Bertha Irene Vaughn GOSNELL, 69, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at the Auburn Nursing Facility in Auburn, Ky.  A native of Simpson County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John Davis Vaughn and the late Eddy Louise Shaw Vaughn. She was a member of the Byrums Chapel Church and was a former employee of Jr. Food Mart, Kato’s, and Jim Dandy’s Food Mart.  She was preceded in death by: a grandson, Chad Gosnell; sister, Bobbie Gosnell; and two brothers, Randall “Mickey” Vaughn and Charles “Skeeter” Vaughn.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky. with burial to follow in the Providence Cemetery in Simpson County, Ky.

James Allen POOLE, 63, of Portland died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Franklin, Ky. on Oct. 23, 1946. He is preceded in death by his father, James Allison Poole; wife, Susan Poole; and sisters, Claudine White and Gwen Poole.   Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at Mitchellville General Baptist Church with Bro. Andy Mathias officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.  A Masonic service was held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Elizabeth MARTIN, 83, of Portland died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009.  She was born in Robertson County on June 27, 1926. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rayburn W. Martin; parents, Ollie and Velma Briggs; sister, Daisy Goforth; and brother, Thomas Briggs.  Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov.2, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home,  Interment at Wheeler Cemetery.

Helen L. DORRIS, 78, of Portland died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Sumner County native was born Oct. 17, 1931 to the late Earl Mayes and Gladys Cummings Mayes.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy C. Dorris, and her daughter, Sue Dorris.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Portland Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Stringer officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Hillis Ray TUCKER, 59, of Portland, died on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 at his residence.  He was born in Sumner County on Oct. 13, 1950 to Murry Thomas and Jessie Lera Tucker.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Maple Hill Cemetery with Harold Knight officiating. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers.

Lewis S. WISEMAN, 94, of Portland died on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.  He was preceded in death by wife, Adaline Deasy Wiseman, and a daughter, Linda Wiseman McCown.  Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home,  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

A.D. STEPHENS, 57, of Westmoreland died on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell Lee and Mary Louise Bunch Stephens.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Woodard Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery in Westmoreland.

November 11, 2009

Peggy Jean ASHBURN, 75, of Portland died on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Davidson County on August 18, 1934 to the late Marvin and Naomi Chambliss. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.

Talmadge Lee OWEN, 81, of Westmoreland died on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009.  He was the son of the late Emmitt and Eddie Lee Grizzle Owen. He was retired from the Ford Glass Plant.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Owen, and a sister, Frances Owen.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland. Interment will follow in the Rippy Cemetery.

Earl B. DURHAM, 79, of Bethpage died on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He was born in Sumner County on May 4, 1930 to the late Russell and Veola Durham.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment was at Sulphur Fork Church Cemetery.

November 18, 2009

Charles J. GROVES, 70, of Portland died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at his residence.  He was born May 10, 1939 to the late Lena Belle Groves. He was an assembler at Peterbilt.  In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Groves; brother, Larry; and sister, Christine.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 14 at Portland Funeral Chapel. Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

November 25, 2009

Raymond Allen SHELTON, 73, of Bethpage died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at Centennial Medical Center.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Joseph and Margaret Matthews Poole, and sister, Hazel Williamson.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Woodard Funeral Home Chapel in Westmoreland.  Interment was in Sumner Memorial Gardens in Gallatin.

Lillian M. YOUNG, 75, of Portland died on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  A Portland native, she was born Oct. 8, 1934, to the late Marion F. Rogers and Alma Lee Eden Rogers.  She was a housewife.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Young; daughter, Joetta Thornton; and brothers, William Rogers and J. C. Rogers.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 23 at Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

David Robert HOBDY, 90, of Portland died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.  He was born Jan. 17, 1919, to the late John and Effie Mae Hobdy.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Hobdy, and son, Robert Hobdy.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Maudedene Clark BRITT, 82, of Portland died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.  She was born in Sumner County on July 23, 1927, to the late Evan and Leola Wright.  he is preceded in death by her husbands, James Clark and Edwin Britt.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 20, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Thomas Edward ROBERTS, 72, of Portland died on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at his residence.  He was born on Nov. 15, 1937, to the late Leslie dillard and Martha Maybelle Roberts.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 20 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Old Brush Cemetery.

December 9, 2009

William Roscoe SWEATT, 82, of Portland died on Saturday, December 5, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Feb. 5, 1927, to the late William and Dora Sweatt.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandson Joe David Sweatt.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery.

Clarence Robin WEBB, 49, of Gallatin, died on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009.  He was born in Indianapolis Ind. on July 2, 1960 to the late Roscoe and Joseph Sloan.  Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Lenore H. ALDEN, 91, of Portland, died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her home.  Mrs. Alden graduated from Sumner County High School in 1935.  She graduated from Western Kentucky University where she was a reference librarian at the Helms-Cravens Library for 17 years.  She was also an advisor for Kappa Delta Sorority for many years.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Watson Taylor Hardison and Eunice Marie Hill Hardison, as well as grandson, Tommy Alden and daughter in law, Janie Alden.  She follows in death, her husband of 55 years, John Dale Alden, a former special agent of the FBI, who died in 1991.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Ivie Deasy AUSBROOKS, 89, of Portland died on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  The Portland native was born Oct. 15, 1920 to the late Mack Gary Perdue and Amie Lee (Hobdy).  She was retired as a secretary from Eli Lily and Co.  Funeral services were held at 11 am on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Portland Funeral Chapel.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

William Kenneth CLINE, 71 of Franklin, Ky. died on tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Britthaven Nursing Facility.  The Simpson County, Ky., native was the son of the late Beecham K. Cline and the late Jenny Walker Cline.  He was the husband of the late Mildred Johnson Cline.  He was a retired employee of WFKN radio in Franklin, Ky. and also worked on the Portland radio station.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.  Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, with interment in Bethany Church of Christ Cemetery in Simpson Co., Ky.  Military rites were conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard.

Sean Paul EVANS, 23, of Portland died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009.  He was born in Danville, Pennsylvania on July 31, 1986.  Sean was a 200a4 graduate of Portland High School, an avid car enthusiast and pool player.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.

Bobby Dean VANATTA, 79, of Portland died on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009.  The Sumner County native was born Jan. 22, 1930, to the late Leveret and Bessie Vanatta.  He was an avid Portland Panther fan, retired from Perilli Armstrong and had worked with the Portland Police Dept.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sons, Lanny Vanatta and Randy Vanatta, sisters Barbara Wheeler, Lillie Poole, Lorell Collins, and Elsie Mai Webb; and brothers Richard Vanatta and J. D. Vanatta.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment in Maple Hill Cemetery.

William Byron HARPER, 60, of Portland died on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.  He was born in Davidson County on Oct. 10, 1949, to the late James and Ruby Harper.  Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 23, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Fairfield Cemetery.

December 16, 2009

Wilford C. SHORT (25 March 1928) died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.  He was a graduate of Sumner County High School, where he excelled in sports and public speaking.  He attended Union University on a football scholarship.  He served in the U. S. Marines and the U. S. Air Force.  He retired from Boy Scouts of America after 20-plus years as a Scout Executive.  He served as Portland City Judge for 20 years.  He was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served in many capacities.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleon and Buena Link Short.  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Lillie Mae POOLE, age 84, of Portland, passed away December 13, 2009, at her home. She was born in Allen County, Ky., on April 6, 1925, to the late Enoch Kelly and Lattie Pearl Pruitt Owen. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Carter Poole; sons, Willie Jay Poole, Bobby Ray Poole; sisters, Alice Briggance, Beulah Vadner and Betty Kirby.  Funeral service was at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Magdalene Bradley STAGGS, 92, of Franklin, Ky. died on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009 at The Hospice Center in Bowling Green, Ky.  The Sumner County native was the daughter of the late Walter Monroe Kepley and the late Ova Brown Kepley.  She was a retired employee of Potter & Brumfield and a member of the Round Pond Presbyterian Church and a lifetime member of the Presbyterian Women's Missionary Society.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, O. E. "Johnny" Bradley and William Melvin Staggs; a son, Jerry A. Bradley; a sister, Allie V. Neal; and two brothers, Home Kepley and George Kepley.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home in Franklin, Ky.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.

Harold Thomas WILLIAMS, 73, of Portland died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.  He was preceded in death by brothers Douglas, Lee, Fred, and Robert Williams, and sister Gertrude Vance.  Funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park.

David Wayne NUCKOLS, 62, of Portland died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.  Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 13, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home. 

December 23, 2009

Elgin Joan JARRARD, 66, of Portland died on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009.  She was preceded in death by her son, David A. Hampton, and father, Fletcher Lee.  Funeral services were held on Wed., Dec. 23, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Portland Memorial Gardens.

Alice Christine KNIGHT, 86, of Portland died on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.  She was a member of the Portland Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Eugene Knight Sr. and son Charles Eugene Knight, Jr.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Walter Terry HARDIN, 90, of Portland died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.  He was born in Sumner County on Sept. 20, 1919 to the late Clint and Leona Wendt Hardin.  He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Normandy during World War II.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters Ruby Damese, Pearl Briley, Ethel Poole, Tabitha Briley, and brother Claude Hardin.  Funeral services were held on Sat., Dec. 19, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home.  Interment was in Hardin Cemetery.

Home L. MAYES, 85, of Cottontown died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009.  He was born in Simpson County, Ky., on May 8, 1924 to the late Nealy and Nancy Denning Mayes.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Halltown General Baptist Church.  He is preceded in death by siblings Andrew, Mamie, Russell, Mittie, Gaither, and Willard.  Funeral services were held at 1 pm on Thursday, Dec. 17, at Halltown General Baptist Church.  Interment was at Halltown Cemetery. 


Sumner County, Tennessee Obituary Index

Genealogist's Companion to Research in Sumner County, Tennessee