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2007 Obituary Archives

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Lonnie Lee Adcock, age 61, of Portland, passed away on February 4, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on June 13, 1945, to the late Lester and Beulah Adcock. He is survived by his companion, Iva Dean Key of Portland; daughter, Olivia Duncan of Columbia; sons, Lonnie Dale Adcock of Columbia, Chad Key of Portland, Jessie Key of Portland; stepson, Michael Key of Portland; 6 grandchildren; sister, Susan Green of Portland; brother, Jim Adcock of Portland. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Tuesday, February 6, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Forrest Creekmore officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Jewell Lee Agee, age 89, of Portland, passed away on July 28, 2007, at Gallatin Health Care.  She was born in Colorado on June 15, 1918, to the late Wise and Lizzie Eaden. She is survived by sons, Mike L. Denning of Portland, Terry Denning of Hartsville; stepson, Bobby Agee of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Agee, and son, Daniel Denning. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2007.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Lawrence Gilliam and Bro. Terry Howser officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Denning, Mark Denning, Ronnie Denning, Tyler Denning, Tony Denning, and Colin Denning.  Mrs. Agee was a member of Martins Chapel General Baptist Church for 77 years.
Joe W. Akin, age 62, of Hendersonville, passed away on September 2, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Simpson County, Ky., on October 22, 1944, to the late John and Ruby Carter Akin, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Eidson Akin of Hendersonville; daughter, Amanda Akin (Chad) Oburn of Yukon, Okla.; stepdaughter, Renee Tinion of Paducah, Ky.; stepson, Curtis W. (Cathy) Williams of Paducah, Ky.; sisters, Glenda Akin of Portland; Nancy (John) Koerner of Jeffersonville, Ind.; grandchildren, Brandon Oburn, Matthew Oburn, both of Yukon, Okla.; nephews, Chris Koerner of Jeffersonville, Ind., Scott Koerner of Augusta, Ga. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Sulfur Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bruce Akin, David Akin, Steve Akin, John Bray, Mark Bray, and Harry Glenn Stewart.
William Richard Algood, age 77, of Portland, passed away on February 24, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on May 26, 1929, to the late Emmit and Vera Algood. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Algood of Portland; sons, Jonathan (Amanda) R. Algood of Portland, Joshua William (Rita) Algood of Portland, David Brown of Portland, Danny Brown of Panama Beach, Fla.; grandsons, Logen Davis Algood, Dainal Bayley King; step-grandchildren, Paige Taylor, Kayla Taylor, Kevin Taylor; sisters, Polly, Helen, Dot, Sue; brother, Jerry Algood; nieces, Penny, Jennifer; nephew, Chuck. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Portland Memorial Gardens.
Mary Elizabeth Allison, age 84, of Hendersonville, passed away April 8, 2007. She was born in Sumner County to the late Charlie and Iva Rippy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Allison. She is survived by daughter, Janet (Donald) Johnson of Hendersonville; son, Vernon (Dianne) Allison, Jr. of Lansdowne, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson of Nashville, Kirk Allison of Frederick, Md., Meggan Allison of Vienna, Va., Heather Allison of Winston Salem, N.C.; sisters, Frances (Harold) Seavey of Nashville, Betty (Junior) Wright of Portland; nieces, Robin (Joey) Venerable of Portland, Rhonda (Cy) Hill of Greenbrier.  Visitation will be 3 pm., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Fairfield Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.
Inez Chapple Anglin, age 84, of Hendersonville, passed away September 29, 2007. She was born in Fayette, Ala., on June 24, 1923, to the late Lloyd and Ethel Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Anglin and son, Larry Anglin. She is survived by her daughter, Delores (Steele) Newton of Portland; sons, Danny R. Anglin of Hendersonville, Loyd "Corkey" (Brenda) Anglin of Germantown, Michael (Kathy) Anglin of Hendersonville; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2007.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Knight officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Robert "Bobby" Elmer Baker, age 77, of Portland, passed away on July 7, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on February 8, 1930, to the late Glason and Alice Baker. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Jennett Baker of Portland; daughter, Leslie (Tom) Breiten of Cooperstown, N.Y.; son, Jim Glason (Cindy) Baker of Portland; grandchildren, Brad, Kaitlyn, Benjamin, and Sara Breiten; step grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Thompson. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Patton and Bro. Greg McCoy officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to Portland First Baptist Church Building Fund.
J.B. Bell, age 76, of Portland, passed away October 21, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Kentucky on April 11, 1931, to the late Judge and Leolie Bell. Mr. Bell retired after 32 years from Ross Gear, TRW of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobie Christine Bell. He is survived by sons, Tim Bell of Texas, David Burke of Texas; daughter, Tammy (Jon) Franklin of Portland; stepchildren, Lila Bertram, Helen Bocock, Billy Escue, Glenda Graves; 10 grandchildren.  Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., and 5 p.m., until 8 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2007.   Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at Wilkinson-Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be in Portland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Raymond Link, Jr., Mitch Sims, Don Freeman, Jim Davis, Brent Renfro, and Robert Johnson.
William Glenn Bell, age 68, of Portland, passed away July 29, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on March 23, 1939, to James and Maidell Bell. He was a retired officer of the Portland Police Department. He is survived by his wife, Lilly Bell of Portland; daughters, Sharon (Joe) Sepanek of Louisville, Ky., Lysa Renay (Bill) Bohall of Portland; son, Darrell (Rhonda) Bell of Portland; mother, Maidell Bell of Portland; stepchildren, Lisa (Brad) Burkeen of Hendersonville, Jacob Shelly of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters, Gail Chambers of Gallatin, Caroline Key of Bethpage; brothers, Webb Bell of Adolphus, Ky., Foster Bell of Bethpage, Gary Bell of Westmoreland; grandchildren, Lindsey (Jason) Heick, Alicia, Megan, and Emily Azimipour, Heather Bell, Drew Thompson, Drake Thompson, Cole Burkeen; great grandchild, Izabell Heick.  He was preceded in death by his father, James Bell, and sister, Mary Carr. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, July 30, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2007, at the funeral home.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Portland First Baptist Church with Bro. Greg McCoy and Bro. Clayton Hall officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Portland D.A.R.E. program
William Ernest Berlin, age 61, of Portland, passed away on October 22, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Nashville on November 3, 1945, to the late William and Irene Berlin. He was employed by the State of Tennessee and had worked for many radio stations in the Nashville area. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Berlin of Portland; daughters, Kayleigh Berlin, Michelle Silcox, Renee Berlin, all of Portland; son, Michael Berlin of Clarksville; special friend, Lanny Harris of Portland. Memorial service for Mr. Berlin will be held on November 3, 2007, at Guest House Inn, Gallatin, Tenn. Friends may call between 12 p.m., and 9 p.m.
Cleola Ruth Biggs, age 80, of Cottontown, passed away September 19, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on November 24, 1926, to the late Frank and Lou Griffin. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl "Shorty" Biggs.  She is survived by sons, Joe Biggs, and John Biggs, both of Cottontown; grandson, Jodie Biggs of Austin, Tex.; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Ray Biggs and Michael Shrum officiating. Interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Jones, James Williams, George Hale, Tom McGrath, Joe McGrath and Tim McGrath. Interment will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Lela Ruth Boren, age 100, of Portland, passed away March 2, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on March 26, 1906, to the late Alonzo and Callie Taylor. She is survived by daughter, Susan (Paul, Jr.) Groves of Brentwood, Tenn.; grandson, Gregg (Denise) Groves of Franklin, Ky.; granddaughter, Donna (Mark) Ross of Scottsville, Ky.; 6 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2007 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Steve Baggitt and David Hamilton officiating. Mark Ross, Glen Haynes, Kenneth Taylor, Jim Taylor, Ralph Warren, Bobby Joe Forshee, Bruce Akins, Connor Ross, and Jesse Groves will serve as pallbearers.  Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Edna Jean Botkin, age 65, of Portland, passed away January 2, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on April 14, 1941, to the late Henry and Bertha White. She is survived by her husband, Robert Botkin of Portland; daughter, Melissa Kirby of Japan; son, Gary L. Moss of Murfreesboro; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Daugherty of Fairview; brother, Charles White of Cross Plains. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2007, at Tom Link Cemetery with Bro. Hank Johnson and Bro. Ted Daugherty officiating.
Michelle Ann Bowers, age 33, of Portland, passed away March 2, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Clarksburg, W. Va., to Dewayne and Mary Hinkle. She is survived by her husband, Steve Bowers of Portland; sons, Michael Upchurch of Portland, Joe Bert III (Trey) of Virginia Beach, Va.; stepchildren, Amy and Chris Bowers of Portland; mother, Mary Ann Hinkle (Steven Smith) of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Robert (Betty) Lewis of Portland; grandfather, Walter William Lewis of West Virginia; uncle, Walter William Lewis, Jr. of West Virginia; aunts, Becky Finley of Illinois, Penny Sullivan of North Carolina. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Roberts and Bro. Ritchie Williams officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clayton Bowers, Shawn Bowers, Randell Bowers, Tommy Bowers, Darrell Bowers, David Smith, Michael Patton, and Billy Lee.
Lucille Bowman, age 85, of Portland, passed away on September 4, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Sumner County on August 13, 1922, to the late Wright and Blanche Dorris. She is survived by sons, Garvin Bowman of Portland, Donald Nelson Bowman of Gallatin; grandchildren, Julie McGuffie of Portland, Donitta Brinkley of Auburn, Ky., Melissa Trias of Hendersonville, Clarke Jenkins of Nashville; 4 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bowman; and daughter, Charlotte Jenkins. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Mission Fund of Pleasant Hill Church, c/o Mike Smallwood, 701 S. Tunnel Rd., Gallatin, TN 37066.
Melvin Reeves Brawner, age 68, of Portland, passed away on July 7, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Warren County, Ky., on March 19, 1939. He is survived by daughters, Cathy (Jeff) Vanatta of Portland, Connie (Dale) Hoover of Dickson, Tenn., Donna (Mark) Trammel of Portland; sons, Michael (Robin) Brawner of Portland and Douglas Brawner of Portland; brothers, Leon (Wanda) Brawner of Gallatin, Wendell (Jean) Brawner of Gallatin; 9 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Bonnie Faye Brawner, and son, Jeffery Brawner. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Withers officiating.  Interment will be at Crestview Memorial Gardens.
Deborah Sue Briley, age 53, of Goodlettsville, passed away on August 5, 2007, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born in Davidson County on November 18, 1953, to the late Harry and Mary Nelson. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roy Briley of Goodlettsville; sons, Michael Lee Briley of Hendersonville, Christopher Lee Briley of Goodlettsville; 7 grandchildren; sisters, Janice M. Justice of Nashville, Marylyn Vaughn of Nashville; brothers, Tony Nelson of Florida, Keith E. Nelson of White House. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2007, and 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., on Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 9, 2007,  at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bernie Deffinger officiating. Interment will be in Neal Cemetery.
Floyd Briley, age 79, of Portland, passed away on June 20, 2007, at Madison Healthcare. He was born on August 15, 1927, to the late Herman and Nola Bell Briley. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Briley of Portland; daughter, Karen Calvert of Pleasant View; stepdaughter, Pam Mowry of Mt. Juliet; stepsons, Kenny Key of Portland, Michael Key of Portland; grandchildren, Jessie Calvert, Lori Chaney, Kelly Lee, Josh Key, Michael Paul Key; great grandchildren, Lillian Lee, Caitlin Chaney, Kirstiana Key, and Brianna Key. Preceded in death by his son, Kenny Briley.  Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2007, and 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Patton and Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Lanny Ray Briley, age 49, of Gallatin, passed away on March 8, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on March 16, 1957, to Billy Joe and Lillie Briley. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Little Briley of Gallatin; son, Jeremy Briley of Gallatin; mother, Lillie Briley of Gallatin; sister, Donna Birdwell of Gallatin; brother, James Michael Briley of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Briley.  Visitation will be 12 p.m., until 2 p.m., Saturday.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Halltown Cemetery with Eldon Spivey officiating.
Richard Reese Briley, age 48, of Portland, passed away June 18, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on October 6, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Donna Frederick Briley of Portland; son, Michael Lee Briley of Portland; daughters, Tina Olsteen of Donelson, Katie Hodges of Portland; parents, Nancy and Melvin Briley of Cottontown; sister, Jackie Delk of Portland; brother, Adam Briley of Cottontown; stepchildren, Chris Lawhorn of Bethpage, Cindy West of Portland; 3 grandchildren.  Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Clayton Hall and Chris Roberts officiating.  Interment will be at Halltown Cemetery.
Beverly Brown, age 65, of Westmoreland, passed away October 18, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Sumner County on February 26, 1942, to James and Marguerite Webb. She is survived by her husband, Ray Brown of Westmoreland; daughters, Barbie (Daran) Clark of Bethpage, Kim Brams of Brunswick, Ga.; son, Charles Lambert of West Palm Beach, Fla.; mother, Marguerite Webb of Madison; sister, Pam (Gary) Stewart; brothers, Ricky (Cindy) Webb, Joe Webb; stepson, Brian Brown of Portland; grandchildren, Michael Brams, Brandy Brown, Sarina Campbell, Latasha Luke, Joshua Luke, Johnathan Luke, Kyle Brown; 9 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be 5 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2007, at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Tidwell officiating.
Charles Ray Brown, Jr., age 28, of Portland, passed away August 28, 2007. He was born in Davidson County on October 12, 1978, to Charles Ray and Barbara Sue Brown.  He is survived by his wife, Jaclyn Bradley Brown of Portland; sons, Josef Brown and Issac Brown; mother, Barbara Sue Brown; brothers, Scott Brown of Portland, Shane Brown of Portland; parents-in-law, Jackie and Veronica Bradley of Portland.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Ricky Graves officiating. Interment will be at Crestview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Scott Brown, Robert Greer, Steven Jones, Marvin Jones, Steve Jones, Mark Jones, and Doug Pryor.
Peggy Jeanette Brown, age 55, of Portland, passed away on December 16, 2007. She was born in Sumner County on May 4, 1952. She is survived by her husband, Jasper Brown of Portland; daughters, Judy (William) Johns of Franklin, Ky., June (Wayne) Holcombe of Portland; grandchildren, Ty Barnett, Brandon Holcombe; sister, Shirley Hesson of Portland; brother, Stevie Graves of Portland. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Portland Memorial Gardens.
Charles Lee Butler, age 80, of Springfield, passed away August 20, 2007, at Northcrest Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on September 5, 1926, to R.T. and Lillie Butler. He is survived by his son, Michael (Denise) Butler of Springfield; mother, Lillie Wheeler Butler of Gallatin; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, Robert Thomas Butler, Jr., of Kingsport.  Visitation will be from 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2007, and 9 a.m., until service time on Thursday. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Gallatin City Cemetery.
Ruth "Rhea" Marie Newton Butler, age 77, of Springfield, passed away June 9, 2007.  She was born in Sumner County on March 15, 1930, to the late Cliff and Anna Newton. She leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Charles L. Butler; son, Michael C. Butler; 3 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Rhea enjoyed playing the piano. During the 1940s and 50s, she could be heard singing on WHIN radio station in Gallatin with Johnny Maddox, Marvin Charles, Sonny Lowery, and J.O. Templeton. She also sang at her church, First Baptist in Gallatin. She loved jewelry and could spot a diamond a mile away. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Monday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2007, at Wilkinson And Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Patton officiating. Interment will be at Gallatin City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Barry, Gene Cavellero, Easley Byrd, Van Hodges, Mike Hamm, and Bill Tomlinson.
Bobby Gene Calvert, age 60, of Westmoreland, passed away February 13, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on November 2, 1946, to Leavie Cline Calvert and the late Frank Calvert. He is survived by son, Corey Calvert of Westmoreland; mother, Leavie Calvert of Westmoreland; grandchildren, James Calvert, Nathan Calvert, Crystal Roberts, Jacklyn Calvert, and Daniel Calvert. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, February, 15, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Braswell officiating. Interment will be at Rippy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Calvert, Ricky Calvert, Sandy Calvert, Kevin Calvert, Vernie Brazell, and John Brown.
Marjorie Katherine Calvert, age 87, of Bethpage, passed away on June 14, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born on August 31, 1919, to the late Joseph and Omittie Roberts. Visitation will 1 p.m., until 3 p.m., Saturday, Juen 23, 2007, at the funeral home.  Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2007 at Fairfield Cemetery with James Parker officiating.
Carole Lee Carter, age 71, of Bethpage, passed away on July 16, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Indiana on October 4, 1935, to the late Orville and Thelma Page. She is survived by her husband, Joe D. Carter of Bethpage; daughter, Crystal Feltner of Westmoreland; sons, Joe David Carter of Franklin, Ind., Bruce Allen Carter of Indianapolis, Ind., Perry Martin Carter of Franklin, Ind., Dwayne Edward Carter of Whiteland, Ind., Shawn Michael Carter of Bethpage; 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Forrest Creekmore officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe David Carter, Bruce Allen Carter, Perry Martin Carter, Dwayne Edward Carter, Shawn Michael Carter, and Wayne Feltner.
Jerry Wayne Cron, age 66, of Portland, passed away December 11, 2007, at Centennial Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on September 29, 1941, to the late James Howard and Aline Helmenteller Cron. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adella Link Cron. He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Bill) Belcher of Portland; grandson, Derek Taylor Belcher of Portland; sisters, Jimmie Gale Woods of Portland, Pam (Randy) Allen of Gallatin, Cindy (Mark) Marfield of West Virginia. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Bush's Chapel Cemetery.
Billy Ray Cummins, age 71, of Portland, passed away April 10, 2007, at Baptist Hospital. He was born in Maury County to the late Felix and Lura Cummins. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Deckard Cummins of Portland; daughter, Teresa (Wayne) Hunt of Lebanon; sons, Mark Cummins of Nashville, Randy (Bobbi) Cummins of Murfreesboro; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Allen (Jody) Cummins of Gallatin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa South. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2007, and 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, April 13, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with James Parker officiating. Interment will be at Sherron Cemetery.
Lawrence Douglas Dickens, age 91, of Clarksville, passed away April 21, 2007, at Montgomery Care and Rehabilitation. He was born in Sumner County on May 26, 1915, to the late Sherman and Daisy Dickens. He is survived by daughter, Joy (Jim) Huggins of Clarksville; grandchildren, Jason Overby of Charleston, S.C., Jennifer Mead of Clarksville; great grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Overby, Jordan and Lauren Mead.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2007, and 12 p.m., until 3 p.m., Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Dr. Albert G. Dittes, 94, a family physician in the Portland area for 53 years, died of natural causes at Highland Manor Nursing Home on March 13.

He was born on April 10, 1912, the day the Titanic left England on its maiden voyage, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gotthold and Anna Dittes, an immigrant couple from Germany. He grew up working in his father's grocery store in various towns on Long Island.

His formal education began at the age of 21 when he went to Madison College, Madison, Tenn., and then on to medical school at Loma Linda University in Southern California, graduating from there in 1941. He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II.

He joined the Portland medical practice of Dr. Reuben Johnson in 1946 and spent the rest of his life in this area.

Survivors are his wife Elinor Steen Dittes; two sons, Albert Gordon Dittes of Portland and David Steen Dittes of Nashville; two daughters, Frances McNulty of Portland and Elizabeth (Chris) Hankins of Ooltewah, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 7 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Dr. Dittes will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007, at Highland Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor David Hartman Officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Anna Bell Dixon, age 76, of Portland, passed away on December 25, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Sumner County on December 2, 1931, to the late John and Pernie Robinson. She is survived by her son, James Shorty (Janice) Robinson of Gallatin; stepchildren, Jean Spain of Springfield, R.D. Dixon of Cross Plains, Mary Dixon of Springfield; sisters, Caroline and Bertie; grandchildren; Regina Poole of Portland, Sirena Clubbs of Cross Plains, Melissa Key of Portland; 8 step grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, James Dixon. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2007.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Portland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Jamie Kinney, Bobby Kinney, Curtiss Jones, Randall Gupton, Brandon Bussey, and William Bussey.
James Thomas Dixon, age 86, of Portland, passed away June 5, 2007, at Highland Manor. He was born in Robertson County on January 3, 1921. He is survived by his wife, Anna Bell Dixon of Portland; daughters, Jean Spain of Springfield, Mary Dixon of Springfield; son, R.D. Dixon, Sr., of Portland; stepson, James Robinson of Gallatin; grandson, Curtis Ray Jones, Jr., of Portland; granddaughter, Regina Poole of Portland; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren.  Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, june 5, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.
Edythe Nadine Dozier, age 81, of Portland, passed away September 5, 2007, at Centennial Medical Center. She was born in Allen County, Ky., on July 23, 1926, to the late Bertin and Ovie Douglas. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Deanna Follis of Hermitage; sons, Mike G. (Sharron) Philebaum of Cottontown, Don D. Philebaum of Portland; sister, Reba F. Edwards of Old Hickory; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Andrew Follis, Jamie Follis, Brian Follis, Jonathan Pope, Rick Philebaum, and Jeremy Philebaum.
Eloise "Miss Ellie" Durrett, age 58, of Cottontown, passed away May 28, 2007, at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was born on August 19, 1948, to the late Immanuel and Mildred Molinaro. She was very active with Kidney Disease Awareness, served on the National Board of Directors for American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), was President of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of AAKP, served on Board of Directors of Network 8, and served on the State Renal Board. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Durrett of Cottontown; son, "Lil" Ronnie and wife Brenda Durrett of Cottontown; granddaughter, Terri Lynn Durrett of Portland; unborn granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Durrett; sisters, Mary (George) Kipp of Fuqua Varina, N.C., Carol Gibbons of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; brother, Michael Molinaro of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Thursday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 1, 2007 at, Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Lowell Harris officiating. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to The National AAKP, 3505 E. Frontage Rd., Suite 315, Tampa, FL 33607.
William Alton Eden, age 73, of Jackson, Tenn., passed away on July 7, 2007.  He was born in Sumner County on January 4, 1934, to the late Garland and Maude Hackett Eden. He is survived by his sisters, Geraldine Wooten of Spring Hill, Edna Lear of Ohio, and Emma Kraft of Nashville. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Dunn and Lillie Bell. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Maple Hill Cemetery with Shannon Whipp officiating.
Earlene Edmunds, age 86, of Portland, passed away December 16, 2007. She was born in Macon County on December 28, 1920, to the late Odell and Nerva Lee Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Wayne) Bradley of Lebanon; sons, David (Linda) Edmunds of Selma, Jimmy (Lynn) Edmunds of Adolphus, Ky.; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007, and 11 a.m., until funeral time on Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Forrest Creekmore officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.
William Oliver "Sonny" Eidson, age 73, of Portland, passed away November 26, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on November 11, 1934, to the late William and Pauline Eidson. He is survived by his wife, Helen Webb Eidson of Portland; daughters, Sussanne (Victor) Gehle of Lebanon, Sussette (Kevin) Robinson of Cottontown; son, William Brad Eidson of Gallatin; brother, Ray Dean (Beverly Ann) Eidson of Cottontown; 4 grandchildren. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Halltown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Galen Eidson, Kevin Eidson, Jason Webb, Kevin Robinson, Philip Dorris, and Brian Webb.
Sadie Estelle Elks, age 73, of Cottontown, passed away on April 21, 2007, at her residence.  She was born in Sumner County on September 21, 1933, to the late Lonnie and Eva Nell McQuiston. She is survived by her husband, J.L. Elks of Cottontown; daughters, Tammy Smith of Hendersonville, Tina (Bobby) Mask of Birmingham, Ala., Linda (Fred) Gentry of Murfreesboro, Brenda (David) Reese of Hendersonville; 28 grandchildren; great grandson, Richard (Jessica) Seyler of Cottontown; great great-granddaughter, Lexi Seylor of Cottontown; brother, William McQuiston. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2007, and 9 a.m., until 11 a.m., on Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Lamberth officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Linda Gentry, Brenda Reese, Richard Seyler, Chris Escue, Jessica Seyler, and Amber Escue.
Billy Stephens Escue, age 72, of Portland, passed away April 9, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on February 21, 1935, to the late Marvin and Nellie Sue Escue. He is survived by his children, Rita Perry of Portland, Patricia Escue, Wanda Evans, Regina Milliken, Ricky Escue, Pamela Escue; wife, Peggy French; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Ronnie Escue, Donnie Escue.  Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2007.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Maple Hill Cemetery with Rita Perry officiating.  Pallbearers will be Daryl Perry, Scott Milliken, Wayne Milliken, Charlie Evans, and John Evans.
Monesa G. Farmer, age 55, of Lafayette, passed away on July 14, 2007, at Kindred Hospital. She was born in Jackson, Tenn., on April 25, 1952, to the late Jerry and Carolyn McFarland. She is survived by her husband, Mickey Farmer of Lafayette; nieces, Michelle Futch of Mt. Juliet, Wendy McFarland of Lafayette; nephew, Patrick McFarland of California; stepchildren, Jonathan Farmer of Scottsville, Ky., Scotty Farmer of Scottsville, Ky., Melissa Neal of Portland; special friends, Judy and Jay Yates, Ricky Joe Dillard, and many other close friends.
Deloris Cline Farough, age 82, of Portland passed away December 16, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Howard Farough. She is survived by all five children, Leslie (Alice) Farough of Portland, Michael Farough of Portland, Kerry (Brenda) Farough of Portland, Leanne (Winston) Tipps of Estill Springs, Edward (Shannon) Farough of Nashville; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was a member of The Church of Christ for decades, secretary and kitchen assistant at Oakmont Elementary School for many years, many came to know her as “Granny”. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007, and 9 a.m., until 11 a.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Corinth Cemetery.
Augustine Feleccia, age 54, of Portland, passed away April 20, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Sumner County on February 16, 1953, to the late Walter and Lula Graves. She is survived by stepdaughter, Calla Feleccia of Gallatin; sisters, Maggie Wilson of Portland, Martha Gilliam of Jeffersonville, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2007, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., Sunday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 3007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Charles Hill officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Herbert Ewing Fitts, age 95, of Cross Plains, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born on March, 6, 1911, to the late James and Rosetta Fitts. He is survived by his son, Cecil (Betty) Fitts of Cross Plains; grandsons, Mike Fitts, and Brian Fitts; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Becca Fitts. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, February 3, 2007, and 2 p .m., until 9 p.m., on Sunday, February 4, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, February 5, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Lowell Harris officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Charlie "C.W." Freeman,  age 88, of Lebanon, passed away September 23, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on August 23, 1919, to the late Claude and Emma Freeman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Freeman. He is survived by daughter, Phyllis Freemon of Old Hickory; sons, Frank Freeman of Hartsville, James Freeman of Lebanon; grandchildren, Christie Weldon of Memphis, Jerry Freemon of Mansfield, Tex., Gary Freemon of Camas, Wash., Lance Freemon of Memphis, Charlie Freeman of Gallatin, Kim Watkins of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Ashley Averitt of Memphis, Paige and Tiffany Watkins of Murfreesboro, Madison, Lauren, and Bryce Freemon of Camas, Wash., Corey and Alex Freeman of Gallatin; sister, Lillian Wall of Nashville.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bruce Lowhorn officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Freemon, Gary Freemon, Lance Freemon, Charlie Freeman, Richard Freeman, and Steve Weldon.
Patrick Wayne Freeman, age 69, of Mt. Juliet, passed away February 23, 2007, at Williamson County Medical Center. He was born March 18, 1937, in Mitchellville to the late Claude Ray and Lizzie Emma Freeman. After graduating from Simpson County High School, he joined the US Air Force, was enlisted for several years, then qualified for pilot training and received his wings in Greenville, Miss., in 1960. He flew KC97’s and KC135 aircraft in Strategic Air Command in Puerto Rico, Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., for several years, and a tour in Viet Nam flying the 02 as a forward air controller. In 1968, he returned from Viet Nam and retired from the Air Force. He attended MTSU.  He loved to fish on his lakefront property on Old Hickory Lake. He was an active member of the Shriners and Masons, Kentucky Colonel, and Air Commando Association. He is survived by daughter, Patti Freeman; brother, C.W. Freeman; sister, Lillian Wall. Preceded in death by brothers, Guthrie Freeman, Donald Freeman; sister, Betty Jo Matthews. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2007.   Funeral service will 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating. Interment will be at Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 3pm till 8pm on Thursday.
Clemon Wallace Gilliam, age 83, of Portland, passed away November 19, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Trousdale County on July 7, 1924, to the late Willie Guy and Zula May Gilliam. He was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church, he retired from the Sumner County Board of Education, and he served in the Navy during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Calvert Gilliam; brothers, Orville, Russell, Noel, and Robert Gilliam; sister, Virginia Hunter. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Gilliam of California; son, Wally (Michelle) Gilliam of Bethpage; grandchildren, Jennifer Gilliam, Justin Gilliam, of Bethpage; brother, Carl (Ramona) Gilliam of Portland. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2007, and 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Meador, Rev. Alex Jackson and Bro. Clayton Hall officiating. Interment will be at Sherron Cemetery.
George Aaron Greene, age 74, of Portland, passed away on April 25, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born in Wickford, R.I., on November 24, 1932, to the late Frank and Olive Greene. He retired from the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jones Greene of Portland; children, Donna Greene Alexander of Flagstaff, Ariz., Gary Greene of Portland, Pamela Greene of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Cliff, Jason, Chryste, William, Jessica, Michael, Sarah, Brittney; great-grandchildren, Christian, and Corinne.   Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2007, and 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Galiher officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Thelma Reed Greer, age 83, of Portland, passed away March 17, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Sumner County on March 6, 1924, to the late Vernon and Ola Hinton. She retired from Highland Hospital. She is survived by daughters, Sue (Larry) Weaver, Martha (Larry) Link, Linda (Ronnie) Suttle, Glenda Trammell, Debbie (Kenneth) Link, all of Portland; sons, Ronnie (Cookie) Greer, Ricky (Patty) Greer, Kenny (Debbie) Greer, Denny (Bessie) Greer, Bobby (Jenene) Greer, all of Portland; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Jerry Hickey of St. Paul, Ind., Betty Reichert of Dandridge. Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, John Greer; daughter, Carol Hardin; brother, Lawrence Hinton; son-in-law, Jim Trammell. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Monday.  Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Greer officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in White House. Pallbearers will be Chris Greer, Chad Greer, Nathan Greer, Jessie Greer, Jason Greer, Daniel Greer, Cody Greer, Tony Hardin, and Richard Suttle.
Glenda Sue Gregory, age 70, of Portland, passed away on October 13, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Livingston, Tenn., on September 28, 1937, to the late Carlos O. and Bertha Pryor Garrett. She is survived by daughters, Gale (Jerry) Young of Portland, Cheryl (Mark) Harrison of Portland; son, Tim (Patricia) Gregory of Portland; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Laura Hunter of Gallatin, Sandra Cooper of Gallatin; brothers, Robert Garrett of Lebanon, Eugene Garrett of Anderson, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Wayne Gregory, and brother, Rubin Garrett. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy and Bro. Michael King officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Portland Lions Club Sight Fund.
Emily Louise Groves, age 90, of Portland, passed away January 24, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born on March 11, 1916, to the late Floyd and Ethel Hunt. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Groves; son, Robert Earl Groves; sister, Irene Muller. She is survived by daughters, Mary Groves of Portland, Bonnie Howell of Elizabethtown, Ky., Ethel Campbell of Gallatin, Susie Halliburton of Gallatin; sons, Carl Groves of Portland, Donnie Groves of Springfield; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sister, Thelma Farmer of Louisville, Ky. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating.  Interment will be Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alex Halliburton, Glen Howell, Timothy Groves, Wayne Groves, Bobby Groves, Ricky Groves, Michael Groves, and Justin Howell.
Vera Lavanell Groves, age 84, of Portland, passed away August 20, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on April 27, 1923, to Thurman and Carrie Shanklin. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Faye (Ronnie) Looney of Portland, Rita Gail Kuykendall of Portland, Patricia Ann (Ronnie) Taylor of Gallatin; son, Gary Phillip (Charlene) Groves of Portland; mother, Carrie Shanklin of Portland; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Bertie Mai Kirkham of San Marcos, Calif., Joan Briley of Portland; brothers, Kenneth Shanklin of Portland, Don Shanklin of Portland, Joe David Shanklin of Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ewing Groves; father, Thurman Shanklin; son-in-law, Robert Kuykendall. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2007, and 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rusty Hills and James Harris officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Taylor, Ted Taylor, Matt Taylor, Jon Groves, Nathan Looney, Joe Dillard, William Nyswonger and Andy Escue.
Helen Elizabeth Hall, age 74, of Portland, passed away on January 22, 2007. She was born in Sumner County on November 26, 1932, to the late James Otis and Bessie Mallory Lame. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Hall; brothers, Walter Lame, Gordon Glen Lame, and James Alvin “Bubby” Lame; sister, Thelma Nicholson; granddaughter, Margaret Lee Hall; grandson, Travis Hall; nephew, Jim Looney. She was a member of Portland General Baptist Church. She is survived by her sons, James Daryll (Gail) Hall of Portland, Marty Hall of Cottontown, Tony (Alda) Hall of Portland; daughters, Connie (Mike) Austin of Portland, Hope (Mike) Pate of Portland, Trudy (Bill) Dinkins of Gallatin; sister, Algie Mae Harris of Lascassas, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Christine Hall of Portland; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2007, 5 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2007, and 11 a.m., until funeral time on Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Turner officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Hall, Charles Sutton, Josh Gregory, Jeremy Gregory, Scotty Hall, Sean Dinkins, Andy Hall, and Philip Pate.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Looney, Bruce Looney, Tracy Looney and Billy Hall.
Marjorie Long Hammock, age 79, of Westmoreland, passed away September 20, 2007, at Westmoreland Care and Rehab. She was born in Bowling Green, Ky., on January 30, 1928, to the late J.W. and Viola Fishburn. She is survived by her husband, Willie Hammock of Westmoreland; son, Leslie (Pat) Long of Portland; daughter, Darlene (Bobby) Worman; grandchildren, Allen Kirkham, Melisha (Kevin) Turner, Brent (Rachel) Long, Lindsey (Josh) Ryle; 1 great grandchild; sister, Elizabeth (Jimmy) Chapman of Lewisburg; brother, J.W. (Marilyn) Fishburn, Jr., of Washington; sister-in-law, Barbara Fishburn of Portland. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Long. Mrs. Hammock was a member of Portland General Baptist Church.    Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m.,  Saturday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Simons and Bro. Jimmy Turner officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Turner, Allen Kirkham, Leon Jones, Brent Long, Kerry Martin and Don Johnson.
Peggy Joyce Hardin, age 60, of Portland, passed away March 11, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Simpson County, Ky., on October 31, 1946, to Raymond and Ola Mae Hardin. She is survived by sisters, Joann (Billy) Brady of Portland, Judy (Levie) Sullivan of Gallatin, Carolyn (Mike) Barker of Gallatin; brothers, Doug (Kathy) Hardin of Gallatin, Jackie (Judy) Hardin of Gallatin, Dan Hardin of Portland, Paul (Cindy) Hardin of Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ola Mae Hardin; brothers, Charles Hardin, Roger Hardin, Jerry Hardin, Tony Hardin; sisters, Barbara Gregory, Martha Tomlinson. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2007, and 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Brigance officiating. Interment will be at Sulfur Springs Cemetery in Franklin, Ky.
Melvin Truman Harrell, age 61, of Portland, passed away on April 30, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Coffee County on August 19, 1945, to the late Jimmy Lee and Rena Harrell. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Harrell of Portland; son, Anthony Harrell of Portland; sisters, Lucy Steele of Bowling Green, Ky., Selene Price of Tullahoma, Tenn., Betty Groach of Beach Grove, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Harrell, Bobby Harrell and Leon Harrell. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Howser officiating. Interment will be at Sherron Cemetery.
Brenda Young Harris, age 62, of Lebanon, Tenn., passed away January 9, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Sumner County on December 15, 1944, to the late William Hoyte and Ethel Louise Young. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly (Mark) Lamb of Land of Lakes, Fla.; grandson, Maddox Lamb; nephew, Leroy (Joyce) Young of Pleasant View, Tenn. She was preceded in death by grandson, Jon William Hoyte Lamb; brother, William Harold Young. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2007, and 10 a.m., utnil 1 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2007.  Funeral Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2006, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Pastor Glen Benton officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Debra Ann Henry, age 50, of Portland, passed away December 17, 2007, at her residence. She was born April 5, 1957, in Davidson County. She is survived by her dear friend and companion, Carlos Coakley of Portland; daughter, April (John) Baird of Portland; sons, Kenneth Kent of Nashville, Karl Bond of Portland; grandchildren, Britany Baird, Nathaniel Kent; sisters, Kim (Scott) Midgett, Marty J. Peay, Elaine (Tim) Hargrove. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Rader; grandson, John A. Baird, III; brother, Michael Henry. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 2207, at Parkers Chapel Church. Interment will be at Parkers Chapel Cemetery.
Wilburn Gene Hester, age 66, of Portland, passed away June 13, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on February 26, 1941, to the late James and Mattie Hester. He is survived by his wife, Gayle West Hester of Portland; daughters, Demetra (Greg) Covrig of Portland, Danette Wilson of Portland; father, James Louis Hester; brother, Donnie Hester of Portland; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by sons, Darrell Wayne Hester, Derrick Lee Hester; mother, Mattie Bell Ragland Hester. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, June 14, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Friday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Clayton Hall and Mark Hearn officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Estelle D. Hodges, age 87, of Portland, passed away January 21, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County July 22, 1919, to the late Walter and Lizzie Dobbs. She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Carol (Bruce) Belcher of Portland; son, Dean Hodges of Portland; daughter-in-law, Doris Hodges; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sons, Raybon Hodges, Richard K. Hodges and his wife Elaine Carter Hodges; brother Sam Dobbs.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., tunil 10 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2007, and 12 p.m., until 10 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Merritt officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery.
John Wilson Huddleston, age 76, of Cottontown, passed away February 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Chattanooga on February 25, 1930, to the late Charles and Annie Huddleston. He is survived by daughter, Janice (Joel) Ferrett of Portland; sons, Gene Huddleston, and Ray Huddleston; sister, Minnie Matthews of St. Charles, Ill.; grandchildren, Crystal (Chris) Rogers of Portland, Kim (Patrick) Lyle of Portland, Daniel Huddleston of Florida; great grandchildren, Devin Rogers, Dillon Rogers, Camrin Lyle; niece, Betty (Ewing) McMurtry. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 2 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007.  Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007, at Halltown Cemetery with Edward Spivey officiating.
Hubert Arnold Hunnicutt, age 86, of Portland, passed away August 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on December 9, 1920, to the late William and Hazel Hunnicutt. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Helen Smith Hunnicutt; daughters, Shelia (Charlie) Groves of Portland, Shirley (C.W.) Slade of Antioch; grandchildren, Chuck Groves, Tammy (Kevin) Brown, Steve Sellers; great grandchildren, Kate, Rachel, Tylor, Kabel, Dakota, and Emily. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, served in Africa and Italy for three years during WW II. Retired from Genesco in Gallatin; and he was a longtime member of the Fountain Head Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2007.  Funeral service will be 4 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Mark Hearn and Chad Loveless officiating. Family will serve as pallbearers, and honorary bearers will be the Elders and Deacons of Fountain Head Church of Christ.
Annie Catherine Jackson, age 83, of White House, passed away on May 2, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on May 27, 1923, to the late Delbert and Alma Link. She is survived by sisters, Sue Wilkinson of White House, Louise Suttle of Cottontown; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Hall, Bro. Andy Mathias, and Michael Brady officiating. Interment will be at Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Robert Summers, Lannie Summers, Donnie Rowland, Ronnie Rowland, Donny Briley, and Timmy Thompson.
Isaac Jenkins, age 96, of Fayetteville, passed away December 11, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on October 20, 1911, to the late Alfred and Angie Jenkins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wardene Marie Hodges Jenkins. He is survived by his daughter, Kay (William) Mosier of Hampton, Ohio; son, Bill (Debra) Jenkins of Fayetteville; 2 grandchildren; brother, James Garland (Louanne) Jenkins of Nolensville. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 12, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 13, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
Mary Evelyn Jewett, age 62, of Portland, passed away October 12, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Scott County, Mo., on November 8, 1944, to the late John and Rose Lett. She is survived by her husband, Robert Jewett of Portland; daughters, Glenda Englebach of New Hampshire, Melinda Bright of Bowling Green, Ky., Jessica Cording of Birmingham, Ala., Denise Dobbs of Florida; son, Otto Smith of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Candice Brenner of Ohio, Debbie Ann Capps of California, Linda Jo Logstin of Ohio, Stephanie Primeaux of Ohio; brother, Paul Primeaux of Florida.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Herbert Mays officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Ernest Harold Jones, age 88, of Portland, passed away September 8, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on September 22, 1918, to the late Charlie and Susie Jones. He was a retired Exxon Service Station owner/operator,  served on Portland City Council, and he had been the Portland Fire Chief. Mr. Jones served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Larue Webb Jones of Portland; daughters, Janice (Sonny) Suttle of Louisville, Ky., Sue Carr of Portland; sons, Lavon (Cathy) Jones of Portland, Larry Jones of Lafayette, Mike Jones of Portland; brother, Aubrey Jones of Lebanon, Ind.; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, September 9, 2007, 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Tuesday. Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rusty Suttle, Jeff Hinton, Andy Finn, Matt Jones, Justin Jones, and Tom Blandford. Memorial Contributions may be made to Marlin Cemetery, c/o Jeanette Marlin, 100 Cedar Brook Dr., White House, TN 37188 of the Portland Relay for Life.
Henry Ray Jones, age 76, of Portland, formerly of the Edenwald and Goodlettsville area, passed away October 11, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on April 30, 1931, to the late Tandy and Josephine Jones. He is survived by sisters, Adra Brown of Portland, Dorothy Green of Portland; brothers, Donald C. Jones of Portland, Franklin Jones of Cottontown, Harvey Jones of Portland. He was preceded in death by sister, Mable DePasque; brother, James Andrew Jones. Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Conner officiating. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Green, Dennis Jones, David Jones, Mark Jones, Marvin Jones, and Steve Jones.
Bobby James "Jimmy" Keen, age 61, of Portland, passed away on February 16, 2007, at his residence.  He was born in Franklin, Ky., on March 3, 1945, to Ivy Louise Keen of Portland and the late James Thomas Keen. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Joyce Keen of Portland; daughter, Tammy Keen of Portland; sons, Chad Keen of Portland, Tracy Keen of Panama City, Fla.; stepdaughters, Desiree Evans of Watertown, Tenn., Gina Harrington of Springfield, Tenn.; sisters, Linda Wilson of Portland, Sarah Walters of Portland; brother, Robert Keen of Portland; grandchildren, Nick Keen, Kelsi Keen; step grandchild, Cody Evans. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2007.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating. Interment will be at Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Freedle, Ralph Smith, Bobby Starks, Dan Walter, Danny Keen, Kerry Keen, and Donald Starks.
Dorothy Mae Kepley, age 75, of Portland, passed away December 21, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on August 5, 1932, to the late Charlie and Charity Perdue. She is survived by her husband, Cordell Kepley of Portland; sons, Todd (Sherry Givens) Kepley of Portland, Kenny (Melissa) Kepley of Portland; 6 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; brothers, Jerry Perdue of Indiana, Donald Perdue of Portland, Franklin Perdue of Portland, Alton Perdue of Westmoreland; sisters, Lavon Mathias of Joelton, Violet Fuller of Texas, Louella Bray of Florida. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Willis officiating. Interment will be at Sherron Cemetery.
Edlene Kepley, age 73, of Portland, passed away November 28, 2007, at Skyline Medical Center. She was born June 5, 1934, to the late Edward and Sarah Anise Griffith. She is survived by her husband, Duncan Kepley; sons, Billy Kepley, Kevin (Sandra) Kepley; daughter, Sandra June Payton, all of Portland; sisters, Imojean Williamson of Bucyrus, Ohio, Sue Griffith of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister, Elizabeth Gregory; son-in-law, Victor Payton. Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Mark Sexton and Johnny Tucker officiating. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.
Ivy Louise Craigge Kilgore, age 93, of Portland, passed away January 28, 2007, at Vanco Manor. She was born in Sumner County on January 17, 1914, to the late Birtch and Mary Link. She is survived by daughters, Lynda Burman of Hockessin, Del., Cherry Gorham of Franklin, Ky.; sons, Hugh A. Craigge of Muscle Shoals, Ala., Edward A. Craigge of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2007, and 10 a.m,. until funeral time at 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Hollars, Chuck McReynolds, Ricky Marlin, Thomas Buntin, Matthew Craigge, Jason Craigge, and Jon Craigge.
Raslee V. Kirkham, age 89, of Portland, passed away August 17, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Jackson County on November 20, 1917, to the late James and Martha Keith. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rogers of Scottsville, Ky.; son, Ronnie (Kathy) Kirkham of Gallatin; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; brothers, Victor (Martha) Keith of Portland, Ishmon (Joyce) Keith of Cottontown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Venters Kirkham, son, Earl Kirkham. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, August 18, 2007, and 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Sunday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Monday, August 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Forrest Creekmore and Bro. Ronnie Briley officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Perry, Dalton Perry, Wayne Perry, Leroy Kirkham, Brad Kirkham, and Kevin Rogers, Jr.
Polly Sue Kitchens, of Portland, passed away January 16, 2007, at Franklin Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County to the late Willie and Marry Knight. She was an Insurance Representative for Woodmen of the World Insurance Company. She is survived by son, Joseph (Cindy) Kitchens; daughters, Betty (Richard) Brown of Bowling Green, Ky., Tina Kitchens of Bethpage, Amy Jo Criswell of Franklin, Ky., Yvonne Gail (Jeff) Harrington of Nashville; 11 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sisters, Frances (Hilman) Gregory of Portland, Willie Hopper of St. Louis, Mo., Goldie (Gary) Mathias of White House; brothers, Lloyd Knight of Portland, Bill (Donna) Knight of Smyrna. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vivian Elaine Kitchens; sister, Patricia Ann Knight Marquis; granddaughter, Ruth Marielynn Brown.   Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Friday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., on Friday, January 19, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Brown officiating. Interment will be at Mitchellville General Baptist Church Cemetery.
Robert Loren Kuykendall, age 60, of Portland, passed away March 13, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Colbert County, Ala., on November 8, 1946, to Percy and Dorothy Kuykendall. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He is survived by his wife, Rita Groves Kuykendall of Portland; daughters, Shannon (Joe) Dillard of Portland; Carey Ann (William) Nyswanger of Portland; grandchildren, Joe Tyler Dillard, Jase Dillard, Bryleigh Nyswanger; mother, Dorothy Kuykendall of Gallatin; brother, Percy Kuykendall of Portland; sisters, Linda Kuykendall of Gallatin, Doris Sisco of Bethpage. He was preceded in death by his father, Percy Kuykendall. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2007, and 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris and Bro. Rusty Hills officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Taylor, Ted Taylor, Matt Taylor, Jon Groves, Nathan Looney, Chris Kuykendall, Brian Sisco, Kenneth Wilber, and Tommy Crabtree.
Cecil Ray Lame, age 69, of Portland, passed away on May 20, 2007. He was born in Simpson County, Ky., on May 6, 1938, to the late Paul and Dovie Lame . He is survived by his daughter, Teressa (James) Detlefsen of White House; sons, David R.(Helen) Lame of Portland; Nick Lame of Nashville; sisters, Betty (Bob) Abram of Indianapolis, Ind., Judy (Ron) Lemaster of Indianapolis, Ind.; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2007, and 10 a.m., untill 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Old Brush Cemetery.
Jackie Lynn Legieza, age 44, of Portland, passed away May 1, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Davidson County on May 8, 1962, to Jack and Beatrice Martin. She is survived by her husband, Robert Legieza of Portland; daughter, Kelly (Bill) Miller of Portland; grandson, Andrew Miller of Portland; mother, Beatrice (Jessie) Dixon of Portland; sisters, Dorris (Johnny) Brown of Gallatin, Rita (Jessie) Jones of Cottontown, Lisa (John) Siebel; brothers, Danny (Linda) Martin of Mt. Juliet, Johnny (Cindy) Martin of Mt. Juliet. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack D. Martin.  Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2007, and 2:30 p.m., until 9 p.m., on Thursday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Stratton officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Regen, Ken Brown, Brad Brown, Clint Brown, Nick Martin.
James Horace Mallory, Sr., age 84, of Estero, Fla., passed away January 6, 2007, at Life Care Center of Estero. He was born on November 5, 1922. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Ellen Busch Mallory. He is survived by his son, James H. (Linda Ann) Mallory, Jr., of Estero, Fla.; daughters, Mary Sue Yates of Indianapolis, Ind., Norma Dene Mallory of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Jill, Ginger, Steven, and Stachia. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at Old Brush Cemetery.  Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
 Dean McGuffie, age 77, of Portland, passed away March 3, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Macon County, Tenn., to the late Joseph and Bessie McGuffie. She retired from McGuffie Bargain Warehouse. She was saved August 27, 1939, at Rocky Mound Church. She is survived by her sister, Lois Idell Stagner of Portland; brothers, Hillard McGuffie of Portland, Enis (Evelyn) McGuffie of Portland; half sisters, Sue (Mike) Kennedy of Portland, Linda (Randy) Gilliam of Portland; Elaine (James) Bomar of Bethpage; half brothers, David McGuffie of South Carolina; Kenneth (Linda) McGuffie of Portland; nieces, Martha Dorris of Portland, Marie Troutman of Gallatin, Teresa Payton of Portland, Bonita Newland of Portland, Lisa Hudson of of Portland, Tammy Newton of Reno, Nev., Carla Brush of Goodlettsville, Tina Henson of Lafayette; nephews, Jackie Stagner of Portland, Danny Stagner of Portland, Ralph McGuffie of Castalion Springs, Philip McGuffie of Castalion Springs. She is preceded in death by sister, Vonnie Poole; brothers, Granville McGuffie, J.L. McGuffie and J.B. McGuffie.  Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bobby Hale officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Nephews and great nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Carroll Dean Miles, age 72, of Cottontown, passed away June 3, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  She was born in Robertson County on August 3, 2007, to the late Tyler and Mollie Estelle Lane Henderson.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Miles. She is survived by sons, James Edward Stephens, and Ward Allen Miles; 3 grandchildren; and several dear friends.  Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 3 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2007.  Graveside service will be 3 p.m., Monday, June 4, 2007, at Old Brush Cemetery with Bro. Clayton Hall officiating.
Oliver Nelson Munday, age 72, of Portland, passed away November 29, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Robertson County on October 24, 1935, to the late Joe and Anna Munday. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Biggs of Portland, Kathy Poole of Louisville; sister, Anna Brown of Cottontown; brother, Basil Munday of Portland; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Cecil Munday, and Joe Munday, Jr.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, November 30, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Saturday.  Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 1, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Bowers officiating. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens.
Muriel Dean “Penny” Owen, age 86, of Portland, passed away on March 17, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Simpson County, Ky., on November 30, 1920, to the late Virgil and Mamie Pennington. She was a retired registered nurse and had worked for several hospitals. She is survived by her husband, David Owen of Portland; son, Jeffery Owen of Portland; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Kenneth Owen.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, March, 18, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Monday.  Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Mark Hearn officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Marie Parido, age 86, of Hendersonville, passed away on May 4, 2007, at Highland Manor. She was born in Sumner County on April 9, 1921, to the late Charlie and Sally Haynes. She is survived by daughters, Anita West of Hendersonville, Linda West of Portland; son, David (Pansy) Stewart; brother, Joe (Libby) Haynes of Portland; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, James Parido and Cecil Stewart. Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. James Harris and Bro. Rusty Hills officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brent West, Matt West, Richard Hardin, Allen Haynes, Ted Manning, and Ronnie Monday.
T.A. Perdue, age 89, of Portland, passed away February 14, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Clay County on July 24, 1917, to the late Clark and Ethel Perdue. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby Perdue. He is survived by son, Eddie (Aline) Perdue of Portland; grandsons, Duane (Amy) Perdue of Portland, Scot Perdue of Portland; great-grandchildren, Derrick Perdue, Brandon Perdue; sisters, Irene Boone of Celina, Georgie Lowe of North Carolina, Alice Reed of Celina; brother, Cotton Perdue of Tompkinsville, Ky. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Friday.  Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Mark Hearn officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Duane Perdue, Scot Perdue, Charlie Groves, Bobby White, Charlie Brewer, and Randall Ragland.
John David Perry, age 86, of Portland, passed away August 25, 2007, at Skyline Medical Center. He was born in East Saint Louis, Ill., on August 1, 1921, to the late Augustus and Edna Harper. He was a retired electrical engineer with Army Aviation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Perry. He is survived by daughters, Ann (Glenn) Stevens of Portland, Claudia Perry of Bellville, Ill.; brothers, David Perry of Chesterfield, Mo., Robert Perry of Collinsville, Ill.; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Ill., with interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens. There will be no local services.
Archie Cannon Pike, age 81, of Portland, passed away October 28, 2007, at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War, and he was a member of VFW Post 9806. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Pike of Portland; daughters, Beverly Biolette of Bowling Green, Ky., Gwen (Dale) Groves of Portland, Melissa (Eric) Krasnow of Potrland; sons, Edward (Linda) Pike of Portland, Gerald (Katie) Pike of Clarksville, Timmie (Ruthi) Pike of Bowling Green, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 12 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Cook officiating. Interment will be at Roberts Tabernacle Cemetery.
Talmadge Donoho Poole, age 79, of Portland, passed away September 11, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on October 7, 1927. He was one of twelve children born to the late Tommy and Pearl Poole. Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2007 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Rich Cook officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Oscar Lee Powers, age 85, of Portland, passed away March 12, 2007, at Highland Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Sullivan County, Tenn., on November 7, 1921, to the late Claude and Mamie Powers. He served in the military during WWII.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June Powers of Portland; sons, David Lee (Marie) Powers of Cleveland, Tenn., Kenneth Michael (Patricia Ann) Powers of Mt. Juliet, Fredrick Allen (Briget) Powers of Lebanon, Steven Douglas (Lorele) Powers of Portland; daughter, Debra Arline (Jeff) Keeney of Chattanooga; 9 grandchilden; 11 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2007.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Pastor David Hartman officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Joyce Rebecca Ragland, age 66, of Portland, passed away December 28, 2007. She was born in Sumner County on June 9, 1941, to the late William and Ola Lee Honeycutt.  She is survived by her husband, Billy Joe Ragland of Portland; sons, Randall Joe (Teresa) Ragland of Portland, Danny Lynn (Jane) Ragland of Cottontown; grandchildren, Randall Joe Ragland, Jr., of Portland, Heather Marie Ragland of Cottontown, Mark Thomas Ragland of Cottontown; sisters, Pauline Edwards of Greenbrier, Helen (Willard) Garrett of White House, Barbara (Steve) Love of Cedar Hill; brother, Paul (Sharon) Honeycutt of Millersville. She was preceded in death by sisters, Christine Franklin, Katherine Butler; brothers, William, Fred, Hayden, Clayton, Thomas, and David Honeycutt. Visitation will be 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2007, and 9 a.m., until service time on Sunday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Chad Loveless and Mark Hearn officiating. Interment will be at Halltown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Perdue, Duane Perdue, Nelson Garrett, Kenneth Rush, Stevey Gregory, Danny Thompson, James Honeycutt and Raybern Ragland. Honorary bearers will be the Deacons and Elders of Fountain Head Church of Christ, Dennis Edwards, Ronnie Honeycutt, and Ray Whitaker.
Mary Bendel Rambo, age 94, of Portland, passed away November 14, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Rodfield, Pa., on August 30, 1913, to the late Henry and Julia Bendel. She was preceded in death by her husband, William I. Rambo. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara A. Raber; granddaughters, Susan Leonardini, and Carol (Regis) Bazenet; great grandchildren, John W. Leonardini, Michelle E. Leonardini, Jessica A. Bazenet, Mary E. Bazenet, Julia M. Bazenet; sisters, Leona Hunter, Margaret Clark, May Ottey, and Shirley Soncini; brothers, John Elmer Bendel, and David Royce Bendel. Mrs. Rambo was a former Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher in the United Methodist Church. She was active in the United Methodist Women, and will be remembered for her work in the Reading Program at First United Methodist Church in Port St. Lucie, Fla. She also served as an honorary board member of World's Children, a Christian organization caring for children around the world. Memorial contributions may be sent to World's Children, P.O. Box 2979, Winter Haven, FL 33883.
Raymond Reddick, age 86 , of Portland, passed away December 17, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on January 12, 1921, to Jimmy and Callie Reddick, who passed away when he was two years old. He is preceded in death by foster parents, Brode and Susie Kirkham, their daughter, Alma; brothers, Robert and Hazel Reddick. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Reddick of Portland; son, Mike (Ruth) Reddick of Portland; grandchildren, Karen (Brian) Stephens, Kelly (Mac) Alsup; great grandchildren, Emma Stephens, Macy Alsup; nieces and nephews. Raymond loved the Lord, and was an example of true Christianity and practiced it before others daily.  He was a member of Portland Church of Christ.  Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2007, and 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with James Harris and Rusty Hills officiating. Interment will be at Rock Bridge Cemetery. Pallbearers: Ferrell Webb, Ken Webb, Charles Vaughn, Doug Brown, Tim Adcock, Troy Vaughn. 
Kenneth Ray Rodgers, age 81, of Portland, passed away August 4, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. He was born in Wilson County on October 26, 1925, to the late Joshua Lester and Electra Maybell Rodgers. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korea Conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy, and he had been a member of Rocky Valley Baptist Church since 1967. He is survived by his wife, Hallie West Rodgers; daughters, Peggy (Jimmy) Kemp of Hendersonville, Carolyn (Billy) Lame of Portland, Sue (John) Barham of Winchester, Ark.; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.  Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 8 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2007, and 9 a.m., until service time on Monday.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., on Monday, August 6, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Clayton Wiley and Bro. Herb Wilburn officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Kemp, Billy Lame, Kenneth Lame, Chad Kemp, Shannon Hicks, and Trey Lame.
Florence E. Rogers, age 86, of Cottontown, passed away on October 9, 2007, at Skyline Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on September 15, 1921, to the late Sanford and Daisy Link. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Rogers. She is survived by daughter, May Spencer of Cottontown; grandsons, Geoff DePriest of Cottontown, Jason DePriest of Cottontown; great grandsons, Logan DePriest, Ryan DePriest, both of Goodlettsville.  Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Jake Link Cemetery.
Joe David Shanklin, age 65, of Portland, passed away on October 23, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1942, to Thurman and Carrie Shanklin. He is survived by his son, Joe David (Janette) ) Shanklin II of Franklin, Ky.; daughters, Donna Shanklin (Darrell) Withers of Portland, Tina Marie Shanklin of Portland; grandchildren, John David Shanklin, Joe David Shanklin III, Shelby Withers; mother, Carrie Shanklin of Portland; sisters, Bertie Mai Kirkham of San Marcus, Calif., Joan Briley of Portland; brothers, Kenneth (Tammy) Shanklin of Portland, Don (Linda) Shanklin of Portland. He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Elmore Shanklin; sister, Vera Groves; brother, Charles Shanklin. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral time on Thursday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Everett officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery.
Mary Russell Shannon, age 83, of Portland, passed away on August 11, 2007, at Hendersonville Medical Center. She was born in Robertson County on September 14, 1923, to the late Russell and Naomi Payne Holmes. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert Lanier Shannon. She is survived by daughters, Paula Shannon of Portland, Mary Bob (Brent) O'Hara of Troy, Ala.; grandson, Michael (Kassey) O'Hara of Troy, Ala. Mrs. Shannon was a member of the Portland First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 8 pm., Monday, August 13, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at Portland First Baptist Church with Bro. Vertis Butler and Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Shannon will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Portland First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Thomas Edward Sheucraft, age 49, of Portland, passed away September 6, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Franklin, Ky., on July 11, 1958, to Willie Moore and Barbara Jane Sheucraft. He is survived by his daughter, Megann Sheucraft of Portland; father, Willie Moore Sheucraft; sisters, Faye Temple of Franklin, Ky., Suzanne Pardue of Westmoreland. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Jane Sheucraft. Visitation will be 6 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2007, and 12 noon until 9 p.m., Friday.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy and Bro. Richard Patton officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Russell, Timmy Pardue, Danny Keen, Dale Wix, Derrick Sheucraft, Robert Curtis, Terry Miller, and Benny Link. Honorary bearer will be Tommy Temple.
Ernest "Jack" Shrum, age 68, of Brownsburg, Ind., passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. He was born January 11, 1939. He retired from Conrail Yards in Avon, Ind., in 1993 after 30 years as the car department supervisor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Shrum; mother, Effie Brown; stepfather, Smith Brown. He is survived by daughter, Jackie Cameron; stepdaughters, Terri Powell, Libby Burgess, and Linda Bunch; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be 7 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2007, at Matthews Mortuary in Brownsburg, Ind., with visitation there from 5 p.m., until 7 p.m. Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Old Brush Cemetery with Carl Martin officiating. Local services under the direction of Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.
Randy Dale Shumway, age 48, of Springfield, passed away May 23, 2007, at his residence. He is survived by his mother, Norma Jean Keeling of Portland; father, Don B. Shumway of White Hall, Pa.; stepfather, Lawrence Keeling of Portland; daughters, Jennifer Davis of Gallatin, Heather Story of Hermitage, Kristen Shumway of Hendersonville; stepdaughter, Jennifer Taylor of Portland; grandchildren, Nolan Davis, Hunter Davis, Jaxson Perry; half brothers, Allen Crawford of Portland, Justin Shumway of Whitehall, Pa., Don Shumway, Jr., of Whitehall, PA; half sisters, Diana Crawford Cribb of Portland, Donna Nuzzo of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dorris Wethington of St. Petersburg, Fla., Debbie Cheshire of St. Petersburg, Fla. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 8 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2007, 1 p.m., until 8 p.m., Monday, and 10 a.m., until 1 p.m., Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Interment will be in Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Harris, Charlie Harris, John Prater, Johnathan Turpin, Bill Callis, Marcellus Brooks, Michael Jenkins, Jr., Jerry Newman, Michael Jenkins, and Brandon Rice.
Nell Ruth Smallwood, age 86, of Gallatin, passed away November 15, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Sumner County on July 22, 1921, to the late Grover and Amanda Hunter. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Mike (Vickie) Smallwood of Gallatin; grandson, Jonathan Smallwood of Gallatin; sisters, Eleanor Vandercook of Gallatin, Ethel Hobdy of Gallatin. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Smallwood; sister, Louetta Pryor; brothers, Lewis Hunter, G.D. Hunter, Bill Hunter, John Hunter. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, November 16, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Donald Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Hunter, Buddy Hunter, Jimmy Hunter, Nelson Hunter, Jerry Smallwood, and Bill Vandercook.
Glenda Faye Smith, age 64, of Portland, passed away August 29, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on October 13, 1942, to the late Roy Payton and Sadie Belle Minnis. She is survived by her husband, Norman Smith of Portland; sons, Ricky Dean (Carol Jean) Smith of Portland, Norman Christopher (Connie) Smith of Portland; 4 grandchildren; brothers, Melvin Minnis of Portland, Roy Lee Minnis of Portland; half-sister, Clara Belle Smart; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Denise Smith; half-brother, Roy Payton Minnis, Jr.  Visitation will be 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, August 31, 2007.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Stratton and Bro. Clint Barnes officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Pfc. Wesley Adam Smith, Andrew Tyler Smith, Trevor Alexander Smith, Jeff Minnis, Laron Smart, Tony Escue, Glenn Escue, and Adam Porter.
Elizabeth Whittemore Stone, age 37, of Madison, passed away July 9, 2007, at Baptist Hospital. She was born in Sumner County on July 9, 2007. She is survived by good friend, William Willey of Madison; son, Charlie Ray Netherton of Gallatin; parents, Raymond and Edna Mae Whittemore of Portland; sisters, Gail Culwell of Portland, Debra Lou White of Nashville; brothers, David Lee Whittemore of Portland, Roy Douglas Whittmore of Portland, Darrell Thomas Whittemore of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by brother, Harley Ray Whittemore. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 pm., Thursday, July 12, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Meryl Wix officiating. Interment will be at Cold Springs Cemetery in Macon County.
Rev. Russell E. Strunk, age 79, of Arlington, Ind., passed away April 7, 2007. He was born in Flatrock, Ky., to the late Otha and Grace Strunk. Rev. Strunk was a WWII veteran and worked at International Harvester until his retirement in 1977. He was a minister for over 30 years. He spoke the Word at nursing homes, and he was a member of Church of God in Cumberland, Ind. He He is survived by daughters, Theat McCarter, Jacqueline Teague, and Carolyn (James) Spiker; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Teola Strunk, and son, Dwight Strunk. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2007 at Roberts Tabernacle Church. Interment will be at Roberts Tabernacle Church Cemetery.
Dixie Suttle, age 83, of Bethpage, passed away June 18, 2007, at Westmoreland Healthcare. She was born in Sumner County on January 2, 1924, to the late Wilson and Effie Graves. She was a retired beautician. She is survived by sons, Rocky (Betty) Suttle of Bethpage, Rhyon Suttle of Bethpage; grandchild, Craig Suttle of Bethpage; sister, Virgie (Clem) Huddleston of Bethpage; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2007,  at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Sulfur Fork Church with Dee Russell officiating. Interment will be at Sulfur Fork Cemetery.
Laurene Gladen Thomerson, age 90, of Portland, passed away September 3, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1917, to the late Robert Lee and Vennie Smith Woodard. She is survived by sons, Ronnie (Sandra) Thomerson of Portland, Bud (Sandy) Thomerson of Cottontown; brother, Owen (Mollie) Woodard of Bethpage; sister, Frances Durham of Gallatin; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, September 6, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Alex Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Upper Bethpage Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Thomerson, James Thomerson, Clay Thomerson, Heath Thomerson, Clint Thomerson, and Dewayne Rush.
Betty Jean Troutt, age 74, of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Friday, November 30, 2007. Betty was born on April 6, 1933, to parents, Marvin and Susie (Gaddis) Calvert in Westmoreland, Tenn.  Betty is survived by her husband, Bryson Dean Troutt; daughter, Vicki (Stephen) Bezy; sons, Thomas Troutt and Jeffrey (Julie) Troutt; grandchildren, Joshua (Carrie) Bezy, Amanda Bezy, Megan Troutt, Evan Troutt, and Bryce Troutt; sisters, Peggy Groves and Frances Williams; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 4:00 p.m., until 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Roberts Tabernacle Church of God of Prophecy, 1806 Fairfield Road, Westmoreland, Tenn.  Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery, Westmoreland.
Edna Pearl Troutt, age 67, of Mt. Juliet, passed away September 22, 2007, at Skyline Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on March 12, 1940, to the the late Willie and Nellie Butler. She is survived by daughters, Deborah Norman of Mt. Juliet, Donna Cook of Mt. Juliet; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters, Edith Warpool of Madison, Hazel Spitzman of Columbia, Bonnie Sawyer of Ft. Meyers, Tex., Lillian Gibbs of Pleasant View; brothers, Selton E. Butler of White House, Billy R. Butler of White House, Willie B. Butler, Jr., of Nashville.  Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Sunday, September 23, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Treadway officiating. Interment will be at Forest Chapel Church Cemetery.
Sandra Sue Upchurch, age 65, of Cottontown, passed away February 25, 2007, at Skyline Medical Center. She was born in Cook, Ill., to the late Frank and Goldie Winebrenner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Winston Bruce Upchurch. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Upchurch of Cottontown; son, John Bruce Upchurch of Livingston, Ala.; brother, Jack Winebrenner of Buffalo, Mo.; sister, Gertrude Winebrenner of Denver, Colo.; “kids & grandkids,” Krys, Brian, Jimmy, Robby and Tommy Midgett; Jeanna, Ira, Steven and Fred Bradley; Robert Spain; Jeramy, Alicia, Savannah and Ash Martin; Kandie and Haley Williams; Renee and Jordan Brown; David, Jennifer, Anthony and McCarty Bedell; Jessica and Mark Robinson; Lynzee Carpenter. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2007.  Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Parks officiating. Interment will be at Old Halltown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Upchurch, Brian Midgett, Robert Spain, James Spain, David Bedell, and Jeramy Martin. Honorary bearers will be Michael Corley, Marion Stevens, Jr., Joseph Upchurch, Ray Whittaker, and Jerry Upchurch.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society or your local Humane Society.
Ralph Douglas Vanatta, age 80, of Portland, passed away on December 24, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on June 26, 1927, to the late Winford and Elsie Vanatta. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Vanatta of Portland; sons, Jeff (Cathy) Vanatta, Terry Vanatta, Ronnie (Bobbie) Vanatta, all of Portland; brothers, Nathan (Jan) Vanatta of Lebanon, David (Dorris) Vanatta of Portland; sister, Sue Vanatta of Portland; grandchildren, Julie Vanatta Inman, Donnie Vanatta, Robert Vanatta, Matt Vanatta; 4 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Vanatta; brothers, Vernon Vanatta, Gerald Wayne Vanatta. Visitation will be 9 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2007.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rusty Hills and James Harris officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Donnie Vanatta, Robert Vanatta, Matt Vanatta, Don Vanatta, Mark Vanatta, and Jody Inman.
Joe Michael Webb, age 57, of Portland, passed away October 10, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on October 4, 1950, to the late Thomas and Joseph Webb. He is survived by son, Jessie Webb of Portland; 4 grandchildren; sisters, Sherry Swim of Lakeview, Ark., Nancy Bowling of Gallatin, Regina London of Portland; brothers, Thomas Webb, Jr., of Portland, Robin Webb of Gallatin; several nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be 3 p.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 2007.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Donald John Wharton, age 58, of Portland, passed away July 11, 2007, at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was born in St. Joseph, Ind., on February 27, 1949, to the late Harry and Mary Wharton. He is survived by his wife, Judy Wharton of Portland; daughters, Annie Wharton, and Alyssa Wharton, both of Portland.  Visitation will be 11 a.m., until 9 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Mt. Pleasant Church with Bro. Richie Williams and Bro. Chris Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery.
Billy Gene White, age 75, of Portland, passed away April 24, 2007. He was born in Sumner County on November 8, 1931, to the late Arl and Carrie White. He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Rogers White of Portland; daughter, Beverly White (Frank) Coley of Gallatin; grandchildren, Jeannie Austin (Lucus) Bilyeu of Portland, Amy Austin (Quinton) Lee of Gallatin; stepdaughters, Cindy (Dwight) Briley of Cottontown, Cheryl (Mike) Spivey of Portland; stepsons, Christopher Whitfield of Portland, Craig (Brandy) Whitfield of Portland; 11 step grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Maulden of Portland; brothers, Jack White of Portland, Joe White of Portland, Kenneth White of Orlando, Fla. Visitation will be 1 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2007.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Roberts officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Gibson, Lucas Bilyeu, Quinton Lee, Craig Whitfield, Chris Whitfield, and Dwight Briley. Honorary pallbearers will be Margaret Maulden, Jack White, Joe White, and Kenneth White.
Addie Bell Whitson, age 84, of Orlinda, Tenn., passed away on December 23, 2007. She was born in Sumner County on September 17, 1923, to the late William and Goldie Cline. She was a member of Orlinda Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Richard) Cooper of Bowling Green, Ky.; son, William Lloyd (Darlene) Whitson of Cross Plains, Tenn.; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, R.D. (Jane) Perdue of Lafayette, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer Loyd Whitson; son, Donald Douglass Stevens; grandson, Richard Darrell Cooper, Jr. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2007, and 10 a.m., until service time on Thursday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Dr. David Jicka officiating. Interment will be at Restlawn Memory Gardens.
 
Bobby Rex White, age 72, of Portland, passed away February 27, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on April 6, 1934, to the late Arl and Carrie White. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Poole White of Portland; daughters, Tanya (David) Jones of Brentwood, Tammy (David) DeVasher of Cottontown; grandchildren, Chasity (Shawn) Taylor, Josh Jones, Jada (Clint) Tate, Kim Jones, Heath Thomerson; great grandchildren, Kodie Searcy, Sydney Taylor, Lilli Tate; sister, Margaret Maulden of Portland; brothers, Jack White of Portland, Bill White of Portland, Joe White of Portland, Kenneth White of Leesburg, Fla. He was preceded in death by brother, Jake White; sisters, Barbara Ausbrooks, Gladys Fair. Visitation will be 2 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1, 2007, and 10 a.m., until funeral on Friday.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Chad Loveless and Mark Hearn officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Jones, David DeVasher, Heath Thomerson, Josh Jones, Shawn Taylor, and Clint Tate. Honorary bearers will be Jack White, Bill White, Joe White, Kenneth White, Margaret Maulden, Charlie Groves, Donald Collins, Jim Fishburn, and Jerry Perry.
Marguerite Virginia White, age 76, of Portland, passed away June 10, 2007, at Portland Medical Center. She was born in Sumner County on February 10, 1931, to the late William and Virginia Graves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie White. She is survived by her daughter, Faye (Richard) Elliott of Clarksville; sons, Steve (Kathy) White of Portland, Philip (Tammy) White of Portland; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., on Tuesday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Black officiating. Interment will be at Old Brush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Raymond Bush, Keith White, Richard Elliott, Tony Hardin, Dale Wilkinson, George Harrison, and Randy Shores.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bobby Joe Williams, age 71, of Portland, passed away April 20, 2007, at Highland Manor. He was born in Sumner County on June 22, 1935, to the late Herman and Martha Williams. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bush Williams of Portland; son, Bobby Joe Williams, Jr., of Portland; sister, Shirley (Bill) Farmer of Clarksville; brother, Larry Wayne Williams of Cross Plains; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, David Wayne Williams; daughter, Debra Jean Williams; sister, Bonnie Broner; brother, Charles Douglas Williams.  Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 9 p.m, Friday, April 20, 2007, and 9 a.m., utnil 9 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2007.  Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Callis officiating. Interment will be at Eulah Cemetery in Macon County.
Ruby Moore Wiseman,  age 80, of Portland passed away October 15, 2007.  She was born in Sumner County on October 28, 1926, to the late Ollie Henry and Maude Canida Atchison. She retired after 31 years with the Sumner County Board of Education, and she was a member of McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Joe Wiseman of Portland; brother, Thomas (Joyce) Atchison of of White House.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Atchison and Lucille Kirby. Visitation will be 4 pm.., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2007, and noon until 1 p.m., Thursday.  Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Alex Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Portland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Tony Atchison, Mickey Atchison, Timmy Atchison, Tommy Halcomb, Donny Wiseman and Jerry Johnson.  Memorial contributions may be made to McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church, 208 Wheeler St., Portland, TN 37148.
Russell Wiseman, age 86, of Springfield (formerly of Portland), passed away September 2, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Sumner County on October 6, 1920, to the late James William and Tempie Lane Wiseman, Sr. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Dr. Tommy) Crunk of Springfield; brother, Joe (Ruby) Wiseman of Portland. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean McGlothlin Wiseman; brother, J.W. Wiseman, Jr., sisters, Ruth Armstrong and Mildred Johnson. Visitation will be 4 p.m., until 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2007.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Rev. Don Hutchinson and Rev. Alex Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Frank Empson, Donny Wiseman, Jimmy Wiseman, and Danny Wiseman. Memorial contributions may be made to McKendree Memorial United Methodist Church.
C.C. "Tex" Wright, age 82, of Portland, passed away on June 5, 2007, at Summit Medical Center. He was born in Macon County on June 20, 1924, to the late George and Alta Wright.  He retired from Tennessee Gas Transmission. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Cook Wright of Portland; daughters, Joyce Wright (Jim) Legisia of Brentwood, Velmas Wright Troutman-Vermilye of Hermitage; son, Roger (Edna) Wright of Gallatin; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Raymond Earl Wright.  Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007, and 5 p.m., until 8 p.m., Thursday.  Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Edgar Copeland officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Ky. Pallbearers will be William Troutman, Matt Troutman, Terry Wright, Monty Cook, J.W. Wright, and Joey Brewington. Scott Tucher will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
William Glenn Yates, age 55, of Portland, passed away August 28, 2007, at University Medical Center. He was born in Sumner County on May 31, 1952, to the late James and Rosezet Yates. He is survived by sons, Matthew Glenn Yates of Portland, William Lucas Yates of Gold City, Ky.; sisters, Joyce (Bobby) Bolton of Portland, Roselee Swanner of Cookeville; brothers, Charlie (Sharon) Yates of Nashville, Michael (Lisa) Yates of Westmoreland, J.W. (Judy) Yates of Portland; 5 grandchildren. Visitation will be 5 p.m., until 9 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2007, and 10 a.m., until 9 p.m., Wednesday.  Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Bowers officiating.  Interment at Tom Link Cemetery.