|Obituaries for April 11|
|Friday, April 13, 2012|
age 77, of Westmoreland, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Funeral service for Mrs. Bentle was Friday, April 6, 2012 at noon at Woodard Funeral Home with Brother Travis Graves officiating. Interment followed in Eulia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis Carter, Freddie Cook, Tony Bentle, Jerry Stone, Colton Graves and Stacey Graves. Remaining visitation is today, 9 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Bentle was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Bentle, son, Michael Scott Davenport, parents, Roby H. and Grace Hesson Harrison and grandchildren, Damion Bentle and Danielle Bentle. Mrs. Bentle is survived by her sons, Daniel Wayne (Cindy) Bentle, Westmoreland, Mark (Elizabeth) Bentle, Gallatin; daughters, Kimberly Jo Fishburn, Westmoreland, Kristy Ann Bentle, Westmoreland, Melony (Travis) Graves, Bethpage, Gretchen (Tommy) Kirby, Portland and grandchildren, Hope, Colton, Canaan, Heather, Lacie, Sierra and Dylan.
Ruth J. Martin
age 91, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Gallatin Heath Care. Funeral service was Friday, April 6 at noon from Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Eugene Martino, Jr. and Dr. Kevin Minchey officiating. Burial followed in Crestview Memorial Park with Lee Wiley, Bruce Little, Mark Brown, George Logan, Bobby Avaritt, Oscar Minchey, Joe Butts and Jerry Perry serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers: Lambuth Church Choir, Gary Stewart, Albert Dittes, Bill and Laura Moore, all friends and former pastors, residents and staff at Emeritus at Gallatin and the staff at Gallatin Health Care. Mrs. Martin was born in Ellis County, Texas on November 2, 1920 to James B. Thompson and Nellie Maybelle Williams Thomson. She graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1937. She was married to Menlow Martin for 62 years and retired from GENESCO. She was an active member of Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and Church Choir. She volunteered at Gallatin C.A.R.E.S. from its beginning and served on the Board for eight years. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Marie Thompson and brother, Woodrow Thompson. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Henley and Mary Martin of Augusta, GA; three grandchildren, Emily M. Horton (Travis) of Gaffney, SC, Darcy R. Young (Jason) of Ann Arbor, MI and John Martin (Beth) of Ringgold, GA and three great grandchildren, Emma A. Horton, Wyatt Young and Thomas A. Martin. She is also survived by her sisters, Nellie Coker of Gallatin, Mildred Minchey (Oscar) of Madison, Bettie Vaughn of Goodlettsville, Marilyn Butts (Joe) of Hendersonville, Elaine Avaritt (Bobby) of Hendersonville; sisters-in-law, Maxine Perry (Jerry) of Gallatin and Iona McCormick of Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church, 1042 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Gallatin C.A.R.E.S., 330 North Durham Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066 or charity of your choice. On line condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info. Arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home.
Ann B. Jessie
age 81, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Chaplain Dahron Johnson officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery #2 in Glasgow, KY. Visitation is today, Wednesday, April 11 from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Jessie was born November 6, 1930 in Barren County, KY, daughter of the late Claude Ray and Dulcie Ford Williams. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, Charles Jessie and brother, Paul Williams. She is survived by daughters, Vicki Jessie and Teresa Glasgow (Frank) all of Gallatin; grandchild, Stacy Garrison and great grandchildren, Carly and Josh Garrison.Mrs. Jessie retired from Gallatin Drugs.Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.
age 82, of Afton, Tenn. passed away Wednesday April 4, 2012.Graveside service was Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m. from Sumner Memorial Gardens where she was buried beside her husband, Oscar. She was born in York, Maine on August 11, 1929. In addition to her husband Oscar, she is preceded in death by her parents, Percy and Margaret Moulton Hanson, brothers, Alvin and David Hanson, sister, Viola Paradise and grandson, Nathan Olson Desroches. She is survived by her children, Robert (Cathy) Olson of Goodlettsville, Donna (John) Host of Hendersonville, Margaret (Stephen) Clements of Stow, Massachusetts, Christine Gilbert of Afton; brother, Loyd(Eileen) Hanson and sister, Evelyn Donnell, all of Elliott, Maine; nine grandchildren, Matt (Amanda) Holst, Mary Holst, Rebecca Holst, Elizabeth (John) Christopher, Martha Holst, William Olson, William Clements, Diana (Sean) McMahon, Harmony Yotter, and two step-grandchildren, Dane and Danille Olson.Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info.Arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home.
age 76, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012. Funeral service is today, Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Kent Christmas officiating. Entombment follows in Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Remaining visitation is noon until time of service. Mrs. Oglesby was born December 4, 1935 in Marshall County, daughter of the late Lawrence and Alleta Morrison Wise. She is survived by husband, James M. “Mac” Oglesby of Gallatin; sons, Steve Trice of Gallatin and Freddie Trice (Susan) of Jacksonville, FL; step-daughters, Jackie Lazenby and Pamela Sue Matheison of Georgia; step-son, James Christopher Oglesby (Joyce) of Nashville; grandchildren, Jennifer Trice, Brian Trice, Benjamin Trice, Hannah Ann Trice, Derek Trice, Jason Chance, Seth Owen Lazenby, Lea Ann Lazenby and Todd Oglesby and 10 great grandchildren. Mrs. Oglesby retired as office manager of Miracle Ford.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bridge Ministry, 533 Brick Church Park Drive, Nashville, TN37207.Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.
Bobby Ray O’Neal
age 60, of Gallatin, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Dr. Larry Yarborough officiating. Interment followed in Halltown Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Bobby was born October 17, 1951 in Vian, OK, son of the late Hollis and Mary Thompson O’Neal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sue Carter. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Parker O’Neal; sons, Scottie O’Neal and Justin O’Neal; daughter, Lauren O’Neal, all of Gallatin; brothers, Tommy O’Neal (Carolyn) of Portland, Jerry O’Neal and Harold Bingham, both of Cottontown; sisters, Judy Lanius of Cottontown and Peggy Frith of Nashville; brother-in-law, Dee Carter of Gallatin and grandchildren, Cameron O’Neal, Kaleb O’Neal and Shelby O’Neal. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.
Charles F. Mattox
age 71, of Gallatin, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Graveside service was Friday, April 6 at 9 a.m. from Crestview Memorial Park with Brother Doyle Farris officiating. Mr. Mattox was born July 9, 1940 in Nashville, son of the late E. G. “Monk” and Louise Kelly Mattox. He is survived by the mother of his children, Sue Crabtree Mattox of Gallatin; daughters, Susan Kelly Mattox of Nashville and Leigh Masters (Courtney) of Hendersonville and grandchildren, Alex Masters, Will Masters and Olivia Masters.Mr. Mattox attended Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, was owner of Mattox Oil Co. and was an avid collector of pocketknives. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Frank (Joe Frank) Lyles
age 57, died at home in Clarksville, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. He was born April 1, 1955, in Gallatin, to the late Elvis Danny Franklin Lyles, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Hill Lyles Malone. The late Homer Allen Malone was his father figure, which he christened him as “Daddy Jimmy”. In 1974, he graduated from Gallatin High School. Joe Frank became a member of First Baptist Church at an early age, when he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. During his tour in the United States Army, he met his wife, Young Kim. From this union, there were three children. In his later years, he united with Judith Hambrick. From this union, there were two children. Joe Frank was a good hearted, ambitious, funny, and interesting man that had never met a stranger in his life. He enjoyed watching sports especially his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls, and his children and grandchildren. He also loved talking on the phone, traveling, swimming, cooking, and fishing. As he would say, “I make the best banana pudding and boiled custard than anybody in the family.” He is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Lyles and brother, Elvis Danny Lyles, Jr. He is survived by his children: Jae Lyles (Telisia), Elizabeth Lyles, Felechia Lyles, and Ashley Farmer-McClure (Desmond); grandchildren, Jomese Lyles, J' Lese Lyles, Hoigo Lyles, Zarquisia Lyles, DeMarcion Lyles, Jaden Lyles and Joseph Lyles; sisters, Paulette McClellan (Mose), Marva Douglas (William), Marva Malone, Twanka Malone, Crystal Malone (Bobby); brothers, Ronald Malone (Linda), Dale Malone (Tina) and Leroy Lyles (Mary); host of nieces, nephews, extend family, and friends. A Life Celebration was Tuesday. April 10, 2012 at First Baptist Church, 290 East Winchester. Crestview Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Neal Boozer
Mother was called upon by our Father God to depart this world on the first day of Spring, March 20, 2012, when she peacefully passed away at her home. She was born in Oak Grove, on April 24, 1924 to the late Robert Gus Neal, Sr. and Emma Clendening Neal. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Gus Neal, Jr. and James F. Neal; son-in-law, Thomas L. Stubblefield; brother-in-law, Buford Ligon. She is survived by daughters, Cynthia Boozer Stubblefield and Kathryn Boozer; sister, Lila Neal Ligon; sisters-in-law, Betsy B. Neal and Dianne Neal; granddaughters, Stacey Stubblefield Henegar and Jennifer Lynn Stubblefield; great-grandsons, Zachary and Matthew Henegar; several loving cousins; nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews. Mrs. Boozer was a devoted registered nurse who in her early years of nursing chose to serve unselfishly during the polio epidemic of the 1940s and ‘50s. She started her hospital nursing in Evansville, Ind. and ended her career in industrial nursing for Eaton Corp. in Gallatin. After retirement, she spent much of her time performing volunteer work as long as she was able. She was a gentle soul and an angel who centered her life around Christ and His teachings. Her church, family and friends were truly her refuge. A memorial service is Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Gallatin, HighPoint Hospice in Gallatin or Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.
Mary Allen Gregory Ellis
age 94, departed this life April 4, 2012 at Gallatin Health Care. Mrs. Ellis was born on March 6, 1918 in Sumner County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ellis, her parents, William Bell Gregory and Lillian Bertha Fry Gregory and her stepmother, Cora Dee Reed, who raised her from an infant. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Henry Beasley Gregory and Laura Allen Winkler Gregory and Alfred Winkler and Elizabeth Bradley Winkler, brothers Delmas, Raymond, and Leonard and sister Louise Gregory Burton. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She lived most of her adult years in Haxtun, Colorado, where she was a sales rep for Avon, returning to McKenzie, TN with her husband, Leon for the remainder of her life with the exception of six months at GHC.Graveside service was April 6 at 1 p.m. at Carroll Memorial Gardens in McKenzie. Dilday & Carter Funeral Home of Huntington in charge of arrangements.