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John Taylor Warner

John Taylor “J.T.” Warner, age 89, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: son, Johnny B. Warner.

Survivors are: wife, Emma Warner of Hartsville; two daughters, Martha Satterfield of Hartsville, Joyce Nipper of Hartsville; four grandchildren, Michael (Donna) Satterfield of Hartsville, Bryon (Gena) Satterfield of Lafayette, Bart Warner of Antioch, Brad Nipper of Pelham, AL; nine great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 13, officiated by Bro. Carroll Carman.

Honorary pallbearers were: O.J. Warner, J.C. Warner, Joe Mabry, Larry Warner, Curtis Parish & Taylor Badger.

Active pallbearers were: Matthew Warner, Donald Andrews, Jerry E. Presley, Chris Shannon, Kale & Kyle Satterfield, Jake Hickman & Daniel Raney.

Interment was in Hartsville Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, TN 37074, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Linda Grey Case

Linda Grey Case, age 73, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

She was preceded in death by: father, Clovis W. Merryman; mother, Mary Neal Oldham; daughter, Melinda Carol Case.

Survivors are: husband, Henry Case of Hartsville; two daughters, Melissa (David) Gregory of Riddleton, Shelley (Glenn) Cook of Hartsville; five grandchildren, Daniel (Mia) Gregory, Amber (Bradley) West, Austin Gregory, Kace & Kalen Cook; two great-grandchildren, Mattie & Rob West; brother, Mike Oldham of Pomana, CA; two sisters, Barbara (Joe) Cartwright of Hartsville, Cynthia (Jeff) Ulrich of Alta Loma, CA.

Mrs. Case was saved at Bide Russell Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a dedicated member of Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from the United States Postal Service and was active in her community. She loved being a Granny.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 10, officiated by Eld. Eddy Gregory & Eld. Chris Crowder.

Pallbearers were: David, Daniel & Austin Gregory, Glenn & Kace Cook, Bradley West, Joe Cartwright & Jeff Ulrich.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hartsville-Trousdale Co. Senior Citizens Center or the Charity of your choice.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, TN 37074, anthonyfhhartsville.com was in charge of arrangements.

Sue Neal Spears

Sue Neal Spears, age 89, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bob Taylor & Ethel Mai Gregory; husband, Edward Spears; two brothers, Raymond & Roy Gregory.

Survivors are: daughter, Kay (Sammy) Dixon of Hartsville; granddaughter, Erin Dixon (Matthew) Jeffers of Hendersonville; great-grandchild, Emery Kaylyn Jeffers; brother, John Lewis Gregory of Hendersonville.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 4, officiated by Eld. Kevin Harrison.

Pallbearers were: Bob Gregory, Matthew Jeffers, Roy Gregory, Rick Hoffman, Rex Oldham and Sammy Dixon.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Haley’s Hearts and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

James Thomas Bush

James Thomas Bush, age 60, of Hartsville, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was born in Elizabethtown, KY, the son of the late William T. and Louise Bush.

Survivors are: wife, Cathy Scruggs Bush of Hartsville; two daughters, Angela (Steven) Crook of Hartsville, Cathy (Warren) Osborne of Kodiak, AK; three grandchildren, Stevie Crook, Liam & Xenia Osborne; step-mother, Norma Bush; three half-brothers, Steve Hutchinson of Georgia, Michael Bush of Portland and Gary (Kim) Bush of Nashville.

Mr. Bush was cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.

Sumner County Funeral and Cremation Services was honored to have been in charge of this service.

Charles Alan Bergdorff

Charles Alan Bergdorff, age 25, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

He was preceded in death by: stepfather, Bobby Duane Taylor.

Survivors are: mother, Theresa Taylor (James) Creasy of Hartsville; father, Robert (Heather) Bergdorff of Lafayette; grandmother, Detra Owens of Gamaliel, KY; four brothers, Robby Bergdorff of Lafayette, Logan Taylor of Hartsville, Harley Bergdorff of Lafayette, Christian Bergdorff of Lafayette; sister, Victoria Bergdorff of Lafayette.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 4, officiated by Bro. Ron Embry.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., P.O. Box 29, Hartsville,  anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Birdie Sara Waller

Birdie Sara Waller, age 88, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at the Hartsville Convalescent Center.

She was preceded in death by: husband of 64 years, Frank Waller; three sisters, Dorothy Spivey, Ada Martin & Mary Alice Oldham; four brothers, Thomas, James, German & Willie Edward Haliburton.

Survivors are: son, Ronnie (Brenda) Waller of Lafayette; four daughters, Frankie (John) Popken of Glasgow, KY, Linda (Wayne) Gregory of Hartsville, Doris (Rob Sr.) Rickman of Gallatin, Vicki Throneberry of Murfreesboro; 10 grandchildren, Angela (Mark) Lewis, Abby Stanley, Wendy (Wayne) Chaffin, Lorrie (Nick) Hunter, Rob Rickman Jr., Bess (Matt) Hubbard, Jim (Brett) Throneberry Jr., Frank (Maribeth) Throneberry, Victoria (Tyler) Barnes and Buford Throneberry II; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 1, officiated by Eld. Jackie Kemp.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jimmy Spivey & other nephews, Pastor & Deacons of Knob Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers were: Rob Rickman Sr., Jim Throneberry Jr., Frank Throneberry, Buford Throneberry II, Rob Rickman Jr., Wayne Gregory, Stetson Holder & John Popken.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Knob Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd., Hartsville, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Elmer “Chug” Storey

Elmer “Chug” Storey, age 80, of Hartsville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at Trousdale Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Maggie Belle Storey; wife, Inez Storey; brother, Paul Storey; sister, Thelma Scruggs.

Survivors are: three sons, Ricky (Joyce) Storey of Hartsville, Barney Storey of Bethpage, Nathan (Kayne) Storey of Bethpage; five grandchildren, Jennifer Smith, Adam, Kreig, Natalie and Nick Storey; five great-grandchildren, Austin Hunter, Logan Swaffer, Addyson, Brylin and Bryly Storey.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 2, officiated by Bro. Jerry Watson.

Pallbearers were: Kreig, Adam & Nick Storey, Austin Hunter, Larry Warner and Jimmy Scruggs.

Interment was in Green Grove Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. Hartsville, anthonyfhhartsville.com was in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Murphy Brisby

Patricia Murphy Brisby, age 83, of Hartsville,  passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at her home.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Donald R. Brisby.

Survivors are: son, Pastor Jon W. (Kim) Brisby of Eugene, OR; daughter, Mary Evelyn Anderson of Hartsville; two grandchildren; sister, Jane (Daniel) Campbell of Ringgold, GA.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27,  at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Jon Brisby.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements, www.anthonyfhhartsville.com.

Donald Russell Brisby

Donald Russell Brisby, age 88, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at his home.

Survivors are: son, Pastor Jon W. (Kim) Brisby of Eugene, OR; daughter, Mary Evelyn Anderson of Hartsville; two grandchildren; two brothers, Herbert Brisby of Franklin, Kent Brisby of Franklin; sister, Carol Billingsley of Nashville.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens, officiated by Pastor Jon Brisby.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements, anthonyfhhartsville.com.

Alma Katherine Beasley Parker

Alma Katherine Beasley Parker, age 78, of Hartsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

Mrs. Parker was born May 10, 1938 in Lebanon. She was a graduate of Smith County High School and attended Peabody College.

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Mrs. Parker was a charter member of the Caney Fork Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Smith County Historical Society. She was a dedicated arts patron and supporter as well as a gracious hostess for numerous arts events at her home. She was the longest-serving member in the history of the Tennessee Arts Commission, having been appointed and reappointed by three governors, and she served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Commission.

Lovingly known as “KK,” Mrs. Parker was a beloved member of her community and participated in many school, community and civic activities. She was instrumental in the creation of Trey Park, a local park and playground created in memory of her son, Trey. More importantly, she was an elegant lady who generously shared her love and gifts with her family and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hartsville for over 55 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Cass Beasley, Sr. and Margaret Elizabeth Wilson Beasley; her son, Etherage Johnson Parker, III (Trey) and daughter-in-law, Pamela Duncan Parker; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Beasley Enoch.

Survivors are: her husband of 57 years, Etherage Johnson Parker, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth “Sissie” Anne Parker (Mark) Harper; two brothers, Lewis Cass (Carol) Beasley, Jr., and Thomas Wilson (Wendy) Beasley; four grandchildren, Katherine Davis Harper, Mark Dalton Harper, Jr., Etherage Johnson (Marta) Parker IV, and Mary Katherine Parker (Justin) Draper, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

A service of celebration was held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Hartsville, with Bro. Darryl Turner officiating.

Pallbearers were Katherine Davis Harper, Mark Dalton Harper, Jr., Etherage Johnson Parker, IV, Mary Katherine Parker Draper, Paul Wesley Enoch, Jr., Thomas Norris Enoch, Lewis Cass Beasley III, John Etherage Beasley and Matthew Lewis Beasley.

The burial service was at Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Etherage Johnson Parker, III Foundation, P.O. Box 149, Hartsville, TN 37074.

Samuel Barnabas Collins Jr.

Samuel Barnabas Collins Jr., age 61, of Hartsville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 at Trousdale Medical Center.

Barney was born in Fort Belvoir, Va., on March 31, 1955 to Leathie Ethel Satterfield Collins and Samuel Barnabas Collins Sr., who preceded him in death.

Survivors are: sister, Rannye (Jerry) Robertson of Hartsville; niece, Janna (Corey) Kirby; two nephews, Larren (Heather) Walrond, Darren (Kristin) Walrond; great-nieces and nephews, Kaydence, Wyatt, Elyssa, Abbie and Weston Walrond and Valerie and Vanessa Kirby.

Barney was a gentle soul who loved the Lord, friends and his church family spanning 40 years with the Church of the First Born. Conversation and movies were his favorite entertainment. He had perseverance, as demonstrated when he overcame dyslexia and completed his high school education. Barney treated everyone equally and his longest employment, at the Middle Tennessee Mental Institute, was a testament to that, whether worker or patient.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Church of the First Born, Hartsville, officiated by Bro. Robbie Cline.

Visitation with the family will be from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the First Born.

Susie Cutrell

Susie Cutrell, age 74, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Robert Cutrell; son, Charles Cherry.

Survivors are: three daughters, Peggy (David) Stacey of Hartsville, Shirley Johnson of Hartsville, Mary Wiley of Lafayette; five grandchildren; brother, Claude (Lillian) Presley of Hartsville; five sisters, Izette Morgan of Hartsville, Inez (Frank) Sircy of Gallatin, Peggy (Mike) Johnson of Hartsville, Geneva Crook of Hartsville, Jewell McCormick of Gallatin.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, officiated by Bro. Kenneth Swaffer.

Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. until service time Saturday.

Clay Vaughan

Clay “Cornbread” Vaughan, age 50, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Robert & Dorothy Vaughan; brother, Wade Vaughan.

Survivors are: wife, Sarah Vaughan of Hartsville; daughter, Shelby Vaughan of Hartsville; sister, Shannon Way of Springfield.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 12, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Crabtree.

Interment was in the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Frank Curtiss Garrett Jr.

Frank Curtiss Garrett, Jr., age 78, formerly of Hartsville, passed from this life suddenly on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his most recent home in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Survivors are: wife, Antonia “Toni” (Rubio) Garrett; daughter, Jennifer Anne Garrett, of Grand Rapids, MI; five grandchildren, Anfernee Garrett, Janei Chavarria, Jaylyn Chavarria, Teya Skibo, Kadynne Garrett, all of Grand Rapids, MI; numerous cousins, other relatives, friends, and acquaintances in California, Illinois, his native state of Tennessee and other areas.

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Frank Curtiss Garrett, Jr., was born on Nov. 5, 1938, and was the son of the late Buena Gammon and the late Frank Curtiss Garrett, Sr. His paternal grandparents were the late O.H. “Bud” Garrett and Mila (Gregory) Garrett of the Cato Community, Trousdale County. His maternal grandparents were the late Marshall M. Gammon and Annie (Dalton) Gammon of Hartsville.

Frank was born and raised in Hartsville, and lived as a child and young man in the house built by his grandfather Gammon on Hayes Street (still standing). He attended and was a member of Hartsville First Baptist Church. He was a model student in the public schools and well liked, was an alumnus of the old Kate Wilson Elementary School, and graduated in 1956 from Trousdale County High School.

As a young man, he evidenced an early mechanical and scientific inclination. Upon graduating from high school, he entered DeVry Technical Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering, and then graduated from Roosevelt University, Chicago, with a second B.S. degree in Computer Science.

He was employed for many years as an electronics engineer by the electronics firm Motorola, Inc. (Motorola, among many other firsts, demonstrated the first hand-held portable telephone in 1973. Earlier, in 1969, Neil Armstrong spoke the famous words “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” from the Moon on a Motorola transceiver.) After Motorola, he was a senior manager in computer programming and an analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Chicago. It is believed that Mr. Garrett was also associated for a time with U.S. Navy Intelligence.

He always maintained close connections to his home state of Tennessee, making innumerable automobile trips between Chicago and Nashville, where his mother resided for most of the time, and to Hartsville to visit his aunt Novella Gammon Roddy and family and other relatives.

After retirement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, he and his family moved to Costa Mesa, Calif., in 1990.

He had a very animated personality, told interesting stories, and had an infectious smile and laugh. He was devoted to his family and will be missed greatly by his family and by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Darryl Turner.

Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Interment will be at Friendship Cemetery, Hartsville.

Ernestine A. Wilson

Ernestine A. Wilson, age 95, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at the Lincoln Medical Center.

Mrs. Wilson was raised in the Harms Community of Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late R.A. and Virge Locker Ables. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Lincoln County School System for 37 years, a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ, former Lincoln County commissioner, former chairman of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library Board and former president of the Fayetteville/Lincoln County chapter of the American Heart Association.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband, Woodrow Wilson; siblings, Charles Ray Ables, Ruth A. Douglas, Don F. Ables.

Survivors are: daughter, Susan Wilson Holder of Fayetteville; son, J.D. “Bo” Wilson of Shelbyville; four grandchildren, J.D. “Jimbo” Wilson Jr., Sarah Mae Young, G. Chris Holder, James J. Holder; three great-grandchildren, Emma Rhea Young, Rhy Holder, Ras Holder; five siblings, Faye Pylant of Columbus, GA, Kathleen Smith of Huntsville, AL, Bruce Ables of Fayetteville, Lex Ables of Franklin, Dixie Offutt of Huntsville, AL.

Graveside services were conducted on Monday, Nov. 28, at Lebanon Cemetery, officiated by Joe Wayne McGee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Public Library, Lebanon Cemetery, Vanderbilt University Medical Research, or to the charity of your choice.

Alvin Lewis Jones

Alvin Lewis Jones, age 80, of Hartsville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Geraldine Jones; son-In-Law, Tony Kirby.

Survivors are: two sons, Mike (Melissa) Jones of Bethpage, Mark Jones of Hartsville; two daughters, Kim Kirby of Lebanon, Cindy (Keith) Gross of Hartsville; granddaughter, Erica Gross.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 19, officiated by Bro. Floyd Farris.

Pallbearers were: Larry Davenport, Barry Coons, Jim Stephenson, Larry Cato, Anthony Gregory and Bo Reed.

Interment was in the Hartsville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Philippi Church of Christ or Christmas For Kids.

Robert Wilbur Cutrell

Robert Wilbur Cutrell, age 74, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Trousdale Medical Center.

Survivors are: wife, Susie Cutrell of Hartsville; three daughters, Peggy (David) Stacey of Hartsville, Shirley Johnson of Lebanon, Mary Wiley of Lafayette; five grandchildren; two sisters, Reba Thaxton of Lafayette, Ruthie (Billy) Driver of Lafayette.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 18, officiated by Bro. Kenneth Swaffer.

Pallbearers were: Donnie, Steven and Stevie Crook, Michael & Bobby Crenshaw and Johnny Thaxton.

Interment was in Friendship Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge or arrangements.

Margaret Jean Williams

Margaret Jean Williams, age 89, of Hartsville,  passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon.

Survivors are: granddaughter, Stacey Williams of Mt. Juliet.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Dixon Springs Cemetery, officiated by Eld. James Shoulders and Eld. J.B. Shoulders.

Pallbearers will be: Ferrell Carman, Mike & Keith Williams, Ricky Shoulders, Woody Badger and William Young.

Anthony Funeral Home, Hartsville, was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Richard Morris

Thomas Richard “Ricky” Morris, age 58, of Bethpage, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 6, officiated by Bro. Matt Brown.

Interment was in Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Glen Allen Spears

Glen Allen Spears, age 65, of Cookeville, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at his home.

Survivors are: two sons, Glen A. Spears Jr. of Gainesboro, Turner Spears of Ann Arbor, MI; brother, Ray (Gloria) Spears of Hendersonville; sister, Faye (Tommy) Scruggs of Hartsville.

 

Memorial services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, officiated by Eld. Ricky Brooks.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Billy Graham Association.