Obituaries for March 22

Obituaries for March 22

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:01 pm

William E. Barton

William “Bill” E. Barton, 68, of Hendersonville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

Visitation was from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday at the Gardner Funeral Home in Sharon with services and burial immediately following.

Barton was the son of the late Ralph and Lillian Barton. He was the owner of Barton Insurance Agency in Goodlettsville.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mrs. Dorothy Barton of Hendersonville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Kevin DuMont, Lori and Mike Bates; one son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Tracy Barton; one sister and brother-in-law, Prudy and Ray Wood; and eight grandchildren; Brittany DuMont, Koby DuMont, Bailey DuMont, Katie Baker, Matt Baker, Sarah Baker, Lane Matteson and Lucy Matteson.


Joe Donald Brundige Sr.

Joe Donald “Don” Brundige Sr., 72, of Nashville, formerly of Martin, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Springhill Cemetery, Nashville.

Brundige was the son of the late Garrett and Opal Damron Brundige.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Brundige of Nashville; four children; four stepchildren; five grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


W. E. ‘Pete’ Foust

W. E. “Pete” Foust, 88, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, March 20, 2011 at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rehoboth Cemetery with Rev. Dan Tilley and Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Dyersburg Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. The family will receive visitors from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Don Sutton, Michael Sutton, Matthew Thomason, Jordan Thomason, Danny Wheat and Jimmy Sentell will serve as pallbearers.

Foust was the son of the late Homer and Bessie Baker Foust. He was retired from South Central Bell after 35 years, was a member of Rehoboth Methodist Church, a 50-year Mason where he served as secretary/treasurer for over 25 years, past Master of Hess Lodge #93 and a life member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geral Dean Foust of Dyersburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Don Sutton of Newbern; two grandchildren, Michael and Tracey Sutton, and Cori Beth Sutton, all of Weakley County; and five great-grandchildren, Matthew Thomason, Jordan Thomason, Joshua Thomason, Jansen Thomason and Jenna Sutton.

He was also preceded in death by one grandson, David Sutton.


Mary Nell Garner

Mrs. Mary Nell Garner, 94, of Dresden, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.

Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Cemetery, Dresden with Dr. Don McCulley officiating. Bowlin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mike Pentecost, John Lightsey, Nick Platt, David Fargo, Gary Parker and Bob Moses served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Garner was born Jan. 7, 1917 in Latham, daughter of the late Leslie and Lucy Lockridge Carney. She was the widow of Buford “Boots” Garner. She was a retail sales clerk for Kemp’s Jewelry and a member of First Baptist Church, Dresden.

Survivors include one grandson, Bob and Linda Glover of Arlington; three great-grandchildren, Krissie and David Fargo and Laine Glover, all of Cordova and Nick and Sara Platt of Nashville; and four great-great-grandchildren, Christian Platt, Brinley Pratt, Evan Fargo and Dawson Fargo.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Nan Glover; two sisters; and two brothers.

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Curtis Wade Moody

Curtis Wade Moody, 88, of Como, died Friday, March 18, 2001 at his residence.

Services were held 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jolley Springs Baptist Church in Gleason with Bro. Tony Michael officiating. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery, Como Williams Funeral Home of Gleason

Moody was born July 4, 1922 in Dyer, son of the late Lonnie and Bernice Bond Moody. He was a farmer and a deacon at Jolley Springs Baptist Church, Gleason.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Irma Hugueley Moody of Gleason; one son, Jerry Moody of Gleason; and two daughters, Linda Crawford of Gleason and Norma Parham of Dresden.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Larry Moody.

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Jere C. Pence

Jere C. Pence, 82, of Greenfield, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Volunteer Community Hospital, Martin.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Meridian Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Greenfield with Bennie Hopper and Keith Pence officiating. Williams Funeral Home of Greenfield was in charge of the arrangements.

Andy Pence, Dakota Pence, Joshua Suddath, Justin Suddath, Brad White, Kegan Reilly and Chris Morris served as pallbearers.

Pence was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Greenfield, son of the late Robert Lee and Nell Benson Overall Pence. He worked as a business manager and attended Meridian Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Wheeler Pence of Greenfield; two sons, Jere C. Pence of Greenfield and Keith Pence of Gleason; two daughters, Betty White of Sidonia and Kathy Suddath of Gleason; one brother, Kenneth Pence of Trenton; one sister, Carolyn Mullins of Greenfield; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Shirley Carney Taylor

Mrs. Shirley Carney Taylor, 78, of Dresden, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Duke Raleigh Health Hospital in Raleigh, N.C.

Services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bowlin Funeral Home Chapel in Dresden with Bro. Mark Earheart and Morgan Moss officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.

Bob Moses, Joel Parker, Morgan Moss, Jay Moss, Bob Simmons and Jerry Simmons served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Taylor was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Weakley County, daughter of the late William Curtis “Jack” and Garnet Ivie Carney. She was the widow of Joe Daniel Taylor. She was a homemaker and member of the Dresden First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Bob Moses of Holly Springs, N.C.; two grandchildren, Jo Catherine and Jay Moss, Jaclyn and Joel Parker, all of Apex, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Taylor.

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