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Robert Wilson, 88 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Robert Wilson, age 88, of Drapers Cross Roads Community in Macon County, TN passed away, Thursday evening, August 16, 2011 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, KY. Funeral Services for Robert Wilson were conducted Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Elder Richard Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park in Lafayette, TN. Honorary Pallbearers were Randy Wilson, Carlos Newberry, Jack Osgathorpe, Richard Miller, Larry Wilson and Rob Bean. Active Pallbearers were A.J. Wilson, Wayne Newberry, Wayne Anderson, Eric Copas, Jesse T. Gregory, Carl Carnahan, Ronnie Hudson and Randall Wilson. Robert was born September 1, 1923 in Jackson County, TN, one of nine siblings of the late Johnathon and Georgia Minchey Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Dean White, Bradley Brandon, Betty Lou Wilson, brother, Elder Jesse Wilson, and sisters-in-law, Vida Wilson and Betty Wilson. On December 28, 1953, he married the former Josephine “Jo” Frazier, who survives. Robert was a farmer and livestock dealer. He was also a member of the Drapers Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors besides his wife, Jo of 58 years include: son & daughter-in-law, Wayne (Tina) Wilson, grandsons, Maxie Wilson, A.J. (Ashley) Wilson, granddaughter, Kayla (Rob) Bean all of Red Boiling Springs, brothers, Clifton Wilson, Sherman (Sue) Wilson, Vester “Vic” (Patsy) Wilson all of Lafayette,  Draper (Helen) Wilson of Hendersonville, sister-in-law, Ann Wilson of Lafayette.

 
Shirley Willis Evett McCorkle, 72 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shirley Willis Evett McCorkle, 72, died at home in Huntsville, AL. July 1, 2012. Shirley was born March 27, 1940 in Lafayette, TN. She graduated from Macon County High School in 1958. After graduating Shirley joined the United States Marines. After two years of service she moved to Nashville, TN, where she worked at General Hospital until she married a career service man. They were sent to Japan for four years then later to Florida where she attended college at the University of Florida where she majored in journalism. They later settled in Huntsville, AL, where she worked at the United States Postal Service and retired in 2005. She was a member of the United States Postal Union Axillary, Senior Citizens in Huntsville, AL, Macon County Historical Society in Lafayette, Tn. and she liked to read, travel and watch her grandson play ball.  Proceeded in death by her mother, Cordelia Willis; brother, Charles Wane Willis. Survived by daughter, Katrina Evett Norris; grandson, Joshua Norris of Madison, AL.; sister, Frances Willis Jones Bradford of Nashville, TN.; one aunt, Nettie Willis of Lafayette, TN, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.  Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Porter Heights Baptist Church – 2329 Carter Ave. – Nashville, TN, 37206. By: Bro. Fred Donaldson.

 
Opal C. Andrews Robinson, 79 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Opal C. Andrews Robinson was born on June 4, 1933 in Macon County, Tennessee to the late Willie Lee Andrews and Ader Everline Simmons Andrews. She was one of three siblings born to this family. Besides her parents; son, Billy Joe Robinson, and brother, Edward Lee Andrews also preceded her in death. Opal was married on December 24, 1949 to Gerald D. Robinson. They have been together for sixty-two wonderful years. They made a home together and had three sons and one daughter.  Opal stayed busy managing her home and caring for her children. Besides her own children, she also was a babysitter and loved every minute. Opal enjoyed working in her flowers, her vegetable garden, and canning the harvest. In the winter months Opal liked to quilt, and had made several in her life. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. As a young woman, Opal was saved and joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in the early 50’s. On Saturday, August 11, 2012, the Lord called Opal home. Gerald, the children, and her many friends will miss Opal, but our loss is Heavens gain. She is survived by; Husband, Gerald Robinson of the Williams Community in Macon County, TN, Daughter, Judy Fay (Leslie) Swindle, Sons, Randy D (Connie) Robinson, Benny Robinson, Grandchildren, Chad (Sherry) Swindle, Kevin Swindle, Craig Swindle, Jeremy Robinson, Josh Robinson, Brook (Doug) McDonald, Amanda Robinson, and Lee Robinson, four Great-Grandchildren, Sister, Wilma Shrum and husband Willard all of Lafayette. Funeral services for Ms. Opal Robinson, age 79, were conducted on Tuesday, August 14, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Serving as Pallbearers were Chad Swindle, Kevin Swindle, Craig Swindle, Jeremy Robinson, Josh Robinson, Lee Robinson, Anthony Shrum, and Terry Andrews. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens.

 
Avo Sadler Hackett Jones, 70 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Avo Sadler Hackett Jones, age 70, of Red Boiling Springs, TN, passed away Wednesday morning, August 15, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services for Avo Sadler Hackett Jones were conducted Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, TN with Elder Terry Austin and Elder Billy Joe Shoulders officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery. Her pallbearers were Gary Kirby, Greg West, Richard Seber, Charles Green, Pentice West, Joe Dale Owens, Tim Roark and Louis Woods. Avo was born Saturday, August 30, 1941 in Macon County, Tennessee, one of nine siblings born to the late Noah and Maryetta Mamie West Sadler. On December 26, 1956, she married Harold Hackett who preceded her in death on March 30, 1969. To this union was born a daughter, Kimberly Hackett of Red Boiling Springs who survives. In addition to her husband Harold, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Esto Whitley and her brothers, Windell, Verdell and Cordell Sadler. On October 27, 1989, she later married Floyd Jones of Red Boiling Springs, who survives. On July 30th, 1953 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church on the front bench the Lord saved her soul. She united with Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a faithful member until her death. She was a garment specialist at Haywood Male and KY Apparel with many years of service. Survivors besides her husband, Floyd and daughter, Kimberly include: sisters & brothers-in-law, Edo & Dennis Kirby, Inez & Fay Etheridge all of Red Boiling Springs, Imo & Ray J. Dixon, Kempville, brother & sister-in-law, Cortez & Pat Sadler, Red Boiling Springs, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Robert & Judy Jones, Dayton, TX, Billy & Terrie Jones, Greenville, MS, sister-in-law, Arlene Sadler, OH, devoted caregivers, Diane Richardson and Debbie Sadler and host of nieces and nephews.

 
Ralph Coney Hudson, 76 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ralph Coney Hudson, of Lafayette, passed away Wednesday morning, August 15, 2012 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 18 days.

Funeral services for Ralph Hudson were conducted from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 17th with Mike Rogers officiating. Pallbearers were Jason Hudson, Josh Hudson, Brock Phillips, Jereme Willis, Lanny Hudson, Tony Russell, Joe Hudson, Prentice Hudson and Comer Russell. Interment followed in the Anderson and Son Memorial Park. Ralph was born on November 28, 1935, one of eleven children born to the late Bud and Vera Donoho Hudson.  He was married to the former Miss Glenna Doss on December 21, 1957. To this union was born two children, Rhonda and Rocky.  Ralph worked as a Cutting Supervisor at Measure Up. He was a member of the White Oak Church of Christ and his favorite past-time was watching his grandchildren play sports. In addition to his parents, six brothers, Doyle Hudson, John Hudson, Roy Hudson, Billy Dowell Hudson, Robert Hudson and Lovell Hudson, and two sisters, Ruby McCue and Wilma Russell preceded him in death. He is survived by Glenna Hudson, his wife of 54 years, daughter and her fiancé, Rhonda Draper and Joe Michael of Goodlettsville, son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Lisa Hudson of Lafayette; grandchildren, Jason Hudson, Josh and his wife Demetria Hudson, all of Lafayette, T.K. and her husband Jereme Willis, Brock and his wife Rhiannon Phillips; sister, Anna Burgess of Elizabethtown, KY; brother and sister-in-law, Curtis and Jean Hudson of Indianapolis, IN; sisters-in-law, Jean Hudson of Indianapolis, IN, Vetrice Hudson of Greenwood, IN, Nola Mae Hudson of Lafayette and Mary Hudson of Red Boiling Springs; 2 great-grandchildren, Mercediez “Sadie” Phillips and Brianna Phillips.

 
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