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David Keith Braswell, 56 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

David Keith Braswell was born in Lafayette, Tennessee on August 8, 1956 to the late Donald Braswell and Mable Pauline Keith Braswell. David was previously married, and had one son and two daughters. Besides his parents, David was preceded in death by his granddaughter Chayla Braswell. David had worked for Con Way Southern Express Freight for 23 years. In his spare time David loved spending time with his family. He especially liked family barbecues. He also enjoyed riding his horses and motorcycles. He was an avid Tennessee Titans fan and enjoyed going to the games. He also had a love for music especially southern rock. He was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ. On July 31, 2013, David left his home, for a new one. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for David Keith Braswell will be conducted Saturday, August 3, at 2 pm from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Leonard Cemetery. David is survived by; Son, Jonathan Braswell, Daughter Layla Braswell both of Tompkinsville KY, Daughter, Paige Braswell of Lafayette, Sister, Donna Braswell Russell of Cookeville, Brother Darrell and wife Mary Braswell of R.B.S, Grandchildren, Angelique Huff, Zeke Braswell, Kaileigh Bowman, Eli Braswell, Gage Bowman, Nieces and Nephews, Lacey Russell, Logan Russell, Halen Braswell, and Landon Russell.

 
Dean Carnahan Ritter, 72 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dean Carnahan Ritter, age 72 of Lafayette and formerly of Red Boiling Springs passed away Wednesday evening, August 7, 2013 at The White House Assisted Living in Lafayette. Funeral Services for Dean Carnahan Ritter were conducted Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10 am from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Red Boiling Springs with Kirk Dodson officiating.  Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery. Her pallbearers were Justin Adams, Austin Carter, Brandon Coons, Don Shockley, Del Watson and Josh Watson. Dean was born Friday, June 13, 1941 in Macon County, Tennessee, one of five siblings born to the late Bedford Lee and Dixie Bettie Kirby Carnahan. On July 27, 1973, she married Willard Monroe Ritter, who survives.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Juanita Carnahan. She attended school at Drapers Cross Roads and Red Boiling Springs.  Dean was baptized at Drapers Cross Roads Church of Christ in 1978 and was a member of the Milestown Church of Christ.  She was foster mother to over 17 children. She loved children and flowers and liked to go for drives. Survivors besides her husband, Willard of 40 years, includes: sister, Beatrice Craig, brothers & sisters-in-law, Carl & Helen Carnahan, Don and Helen Carnahan all of Lafayette, brother-in-law, George Ritter, sister-in-law, Edna Davis & husband, Bedford all of Red Boiling Springs and a host of nieces and nephews.  

 
Lillian Darlene White, 56 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lillian Darlene White, 56, of Nashville died August 2, 2013.  She was born January 15, l957, in Macon County to the late Horace Odell and Lois Fishburn White. Darlene attended Macon County schools and graduated from  Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in psychology.  She attended nursing school at East Tennessee State University.  She worked as a registered nurse, social worker and educator.  She was a champion of the underdog. She enjoyed traveling and cooking and preserving and taking care of others.  She was well known for her kindness, generosity, and unique and unconventional perspectives on social institutions and community relations and events.  Recently, she enjoyed caring for her granddaughter A'nya. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Bobbie Janice Holland and brother Johnny Michael White.  She is survived by her children Daniel and Ashley White, granddaughter A'nya White, and compaion Kenny Whttaker, all of Nashville.  She is also survived by sisters Nera White and June (Henry) Fisher and brothers Davis (Brenda) and Jimmy White, all of Lafayette, and devoted friends Joe and Mary Linville of Hartsville and Linda Mann of Nashville as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 11 AM at Strawther and White Funeral Home 425 Walnut Grove Road, Hartsville.  Strawther and White Funeral Home is in charge of cremation.

 
Wendell Lee High, 72 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wendell Lee High was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky on August 8, 1940 to the late Oval High and Lizzy Rouse High. He was one of two siblings born to this union. Besides his parents; one infant brother and Wendell’s mother-in-law, May Woods Cothron also preceded him in death. As a young man, Wendell married and had one son, Tony and one daughter, Bonita. Later on February 15, 1980, he married Shirley Woods Whittemore and gained two step-sons, Ricky and Ronnie. Wendell and Shirley were happily married for thirty-three years. Wendell was a Butcher and worked for Food Lion in Portland, TN, until retiring in 2010. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. Wendell enjoyed being with his family and playing with his best friend, Tinker Bell; his Pomeranian. Wendell was a dedicated member of Lafayette First Baptist Church. On Sunday, June 30, 2013, the Lord called Wendell to his new home. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. Memorial services for Wendell High were conducted Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2 pm from Lafayette First Baptist Church with Brother Eric Hinson, Brother Warren Rose, Brother Jerry Peace, and Brother John Racioppa officiating.
Wendell is survived by; Loving Wife, Shirley Ann Whittemore High of Lafayette, TN, Son and Daughter-in-law, Tony (Beth) High of Tompkinsville, KY, Daughter and Son-in-law, Bonita (Nick) Spiegal of Clarksville, TN, Step-sons, Ricky Whittemore of Lafayette, TN, Ronnie (Tammy) Whittemore of Sylvania, OH, Granddaughters, Brooke High of Tompkinsville, KY, Casi (Carl) Owens of Glasgow, KY, Grandsons,  Cole and Alex Whittemore of Sylvania, OH, and Wendell’s little Pomeranian- Tinker Bell.

 
Alton C. Minchey, 73 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Alton C. Minchey was born in Gainesboro, Tennessee on September 22, 1939 to the late Johnny B. Minchey and Maggie Sneed Minchey. He was one of eight siblings born to this union. Besides his parents; brothers, Clanton Minchey, Glen Minchey, and Coyal Minchey and sister, Lorelle Bowman also preceded Alton in death. On June 28, 1970, Alton married the former Brenda Kay Goodman. They shared forty-three beautiful years together and raised one son, Anthony. Alton was a self-employed investor, dealing in Real Estate. He owned and maintained several rental properties in the surrounding areas. As a young man, he loved to drag race. Alton also collected older model cars and owned several unique cars. He could spend the day just talking about cars, especially his own. Alton had a great personality, always full of fun. You never knew what to expect, when you saw him coming. Alton kept everyone in stitches. He was a husband, father, and brother that cared deeply about his family. Alton left a testimony behind, letting his family know that he had made peace with the Lord. On July 22, 2013, the Lord called Alton to his new home. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for Alton Minchey will be conducted Wednesday, July 24, at 1 pm from Alexander Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Charlie Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in the Macon County Memorial Gardens. Alton is survived by; Wife, Brenda Minchey of Lafayette, TN, Son, Anthony Minchey of Nashville, TN, Brothers, Dalton (Edith) Minchey of Carthage, TN, Louie (Carolyn) Minchey of Lafayette, TN, Sister, Judy Reece of Carthage, TN, Brother-in-law, Jeffrey Goodman of Lafayette, TN, Sister-in-law, Diana (Bill) Roark of Lebanon, TN, and Jo Ella Minchey of Lafayette, TN.  

 
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