|Obituaries for 7-11-12|
|Wednesday, July 11, 2012|
Rhoda Dillinghamage 69, of Gallatin, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012. Funeral service is today, Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Corbin and Dr. Larry Yarborough officiating. Interment follows in Sumner Memorial Gardens with Hack Gilliam, David Stewart, Caleb Dillingham, Chris Dillingham, Chance Hulan and Hagan Hicks serving as pallbearers. Remaining visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Dillingham was born December 15, 1942 in Signal Mountain, daughter of the late William Marshall and Anna Mae Buol Eddings. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by son, Clay Gann and brothers, Jerry Eddings and W. J. Eddings. She is survived by her husband, Sam Dillingham of Gallatin; daughters, Kim Downs (Melvin) and Lauri Gann of Gallatin; brother, Tony Eddings (Kathy) of Sarasota, FL; sisters, Loretta Perry of Signal Mountain, Mary Spruill (James) of Pegram, Martha Brown (Kenneth) of Signal Mountain, Ruth Register (Levon) of Athens, GA and Donna Witt(Jimmy) of Signal Mountain; step-children, Cari Hicks (Hagan) of Murfreesboro, Chris Dillingham (Catrice) of Bowling Green, KY, grandchildren, Jacob Barber and Rachel Barber; step-grandchildren, Chelsea Hulan, Chance Hulan, Conner Hicks, Caleb Dillingham, Megan Dillingham and Emily Dillingham. Mrs. Dillingham retired as office administrator after 21 years from First Baptist Church in Gallatin and she was also a member of First Baptist Church in Gallatin. Memorials may be made to Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, 2300 Pierce Avenue, Nashville, TN 37232. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.
September 7, 1950 -- July 2, 2012. Wayne passed away peacefully in his home in Castalian Springs, TN, following a battle against cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Waterway; his children, Ken Waterway and Christy Matula of Florida and Jonathan Waterway of Michigan and his step-daughter, Felicia Jordan of Tennessee; his grandchildren Molly Waterway, Emily Waterway, Connor Waterway, Harrison Waterway, Charissa Matula, Lily Waterway, Carlie Matula, Reese Waterway and Ella Waterway, all of Florida; his sisters Jan Waterway and Helen Bruischart of Michigan; and his ex-wives Mary Scholten of Michigan and Cindy Waterway of Florida. Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Waterway, in June 2010 and his father, Marvin Waterway, in April 2012. Wayne was born and raised in Holland, MI. He attended Holland Christian High School, started a family at a young age and began a career with his father as a home builder. Later he worked at Haworth, Inc., a West Michigan office furniture manufacturer, before retiring to Castalian Springs, where he enjoyed the Tennessee countryside with Sandra and Felicia and kept busy with remodeling jobs. A loving man and a tender soul. Wayne's life in a very human way reflected tremendous potential, physical strength but also ultimately frailty, aspirations for love and security and a desire to live a good life and care for his loved ones. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m., at Alexander Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Wayne’s honor to Autism Speaks, www.autismspeaks.org, 1060 State Road, 2d Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540. Online condolences may be submitted at alexanderfh.info
Wilma A. High
age 79, of Bethpage, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Funeral service was Friday, July 6 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Brother Larry Treadway officiating. Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park with Robert High, Johnny High, Charles Bradley, Jimmy W. Bradley, Jerry Keith and Charles Absher serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was R. D. Bradley. Mrs. High was born February 6, 1933 in Robertson County, daughter of the late Harry and Velma Johnson Bradley. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sisters, Earlene Brooks and Flo Ann Hodges and three grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Johnny E. High (Ruth) of Lafayette, Carl High of Bethpage and Robert High (Linda) of Gallatin; daughters, Peggy Gauvain (Ralph) of Westmoreland, Betty Hill (Cleo) of Gallatin, Donna McConnell (Tony) of Cottontown and Barbara High of Gallatin; brothers, R. D. Bradley (Judy) of Portland, Charles Bradley (Judy) of Bethpage and Jimmy Bradley (Edna) of Portland; sisters, Margaret Rodgers (Richard) and Barbara Brown (Kenny) of Portland; brother-in-law, James Brooks of Portland; 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com.
Edward V. Anthony, Jr.
age 89, passed away July 6, 2012 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Naperville, IL. He was the son of the late Edward V. Anthony, Sr. and Fannie Lane Anthony of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine O. Anthony and his brother, Foster E. Anthony, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved son, Edward V. Anthony, III, granddaughter, Mary Sharon Vaughn and great granddaughters, Melody and Emma Wainwright and other family and friends. Service will be Saturday, July 14 with wake at 10:30 a.m. and funeral at 11 a.m. at Strawther and White Funeral Home, 150 North Blakemore Avenue, 230-0810. Interment will follow in Gallatin Cemetery.