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Betty Katherine Dillard Carr, 60 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Betty Katherine Dillard Carr, of Lafayette, was born on Wednesday, February 11, 1953 to the late Georgie Katherine Dillard. She departed this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the age of 60 years. Funeral services for Betty Carr were conducted on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder Jackie Stagner officiating. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Garden. Pallbearers were Leon Carr, Jerry Carr, Marty Carr, Freddy Carr, Justin Carr and Lane Dillard. Betty was an owner/operator at the H&R Block in Lafayette for the past 30 years, and was a member of the Rough Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Katrina and Jacob Jordan; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Dianna Carr; a grandson, Justin Carr; a granddaughter, Kynlee Jordan; special cousin, Lane Dillard; and friend and business partner, Rachel Cook, all of Lafayette.

 
Ronnie Lee Coulter, 45 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ronnie Lee Coulter was born in Lafayette, Tennessee on April 16, 1967 to the late Gene Morris Coulter, and Mary Frances Likens Coulter. He was one of eight children born to this union. Besides his parents, one brother, Earl Coulter, and one nephew, Stevie Jones also preceded him in death. He married the former Rachel Wolfe on May 23, 1998, sharing almost 15 years together. Ronnie leaves two daughters, Olivia and Emily, and two sons, Jacob and Troy behind. He truly loved his family and Ronnie’s life revolved around them. Ronnie was a sub-contractor traveling out on sites to repair mobile homes. He had to quit work in 2010, due to his health. When he wasn’t working, Ronnie enjoyed sitting on the bank fishing with his family or watching sports on television. Ronnie was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and loved Tennessee VOLS Football. Ronnie attended Calvary Mission Pentecostal Church. He had a beautiful voice and traveled many miles with his wife, Rachel and brother, Donnie, singing God’s Praises. On Sunday, March 10, 2013, the Lord called Ronnie to his new home, he is now singing with the Angels. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew and loved him, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. Funeral services for Ronnie were conducted on Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Danny Patrick, Brother Todd Bullington, and Brother Randy Sloan officiating. Ronnie Pedigo, Randy Pedigo, Russell Mills, Brad Gens, Stacy Jones, and Gary Keene served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Lafayette City Cemetery. Ronnie is survived by; Loving Wife, Rachel Coulter of Lafayette, TN, Daughters, Olivia and Emily Coulter of Lafayette, TN, Sons, Jacob Coulter of Fountain Run, KY, Troy Coulter of Lafayette, TN, Brothers, Bill (Debbie) Jones Coulter of Hartsville, TN, Harold (LaDonna) Coulter of Willette, TN, Leroy (Frances) Coulter, Randall (Cricket) Coulter, Donnie (Joyce) Coulter all of Lafayette, TN, Sister, Patricia “Sissy” (Tony) Hopkins of Lafayette, TN, fourteen nieces and ten nephews, six great-nieces and eight great-nephews, three great-great-nieces, and two great-great-nephews also survive.

 
Jessie Auline McDonald, 105 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ms. Jessie Auline McDonald was born in Lafayette, Tennessee on September 22, 1907 to the late Enoch George Cook and Roberta Bray Cook. She was one of eight children born to this union. Auline graduated from high school and went on to Middle TN State in Murfreesboro, where she received her Associates Degree in Education. She was a teacher for several of the community schools in this area. After teaching for three years, she took a business course and worked for two years for the Macon County Health Office, then in Nashville, as a secretary for a beauty school. On December 23, 1939, she was married to Jesse Sewell McDonald. They have three children, Sandra, Roger, and Gayle. After the first child was born, Auline quit work to stay home and raise their children. On January 23, 2001, after sharing 61 wonderful years of marriage, Jesse passed away. Besides her husband and parents; grandson, Chris Holt, brothers, Clay Cook, Hooper Cook, and Carlos Cook, sisters, Stella West, D'rotha Thomas, Crotia Zimmerle, and Otis Shrum, also preceded her in death. She was a delight to be around and had a sweet sense of humor. Crocheting, sewing, and cross-stitching where just a few crafts, Auline enjoyed doing. She was always active in civic and church activities, and a dedicated member of the White Oak Church of Christ. Auline was a caring and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had lived to see many changes in this world, during her 105 years here. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the Lord called Auline home, she will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. Funeral services for Ms. Auline were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 pm from the White Oak Church of Christ with Mike Rogers officiating.  Phillip Holt, Dan McDonald, Joey Lawrence, Doug McDonald, Dyan Doss, and Terry Doss served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Driver Cemetery. She is survived by; Daughters, Sandra (Dale) Meador of the White Oak Community in Macon County, TN, Gayle (Michael) Holt of Castalian Springs, TN, Son, Roger (Milla) McDonald of Florence, Alabama, Grandchildren, Doug McDonald of Red Boiling Springs, Dan (Christie) McDonald of Hendersonville, TN, Lindsey (Joey) Lawrence of Lafayette, TN, Phillip (Paige) Holt of Goodlettsville, TN, Great-grandchildren, Brittany, Adrian, Darian, and Braxton McDonald, Campbell Holt and Audrey Holt, Special caregiver, Wanda Kinslow of Lafayette, TN.

 
Harvey Ray Taylor, 67 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Harvey Ray Taylor was born in Ohio on July 19, 1945 to the late Harvey Taylor and Daisy Sidwell. He was one of three siblings born to this union. Ray had one child by a previous marriage, and was married the love of his life, Ruby Reid on May 20, 1988 and gained three step-children. They have spent 23 years together and have enjoyed sharing their families together.  
Besides his parents, one sister, Brenda also preceded him in death. Ray was a hard worker, and retired from Carter Automotive, where he had worked for 20 years. Ray loved to work on lawnmowers, and this became his job after his retirement. His love and knowledge of lawnmowers earned him the nickname “The Lawnmower Man” by many people in the community. Ray also enjoyed wood working in his spare time. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 the Lord called Ray home. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for Harvey Ray Taylor were conducted Saturday, March 16 at 11 am from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Brother Christopher Solomon officiating. Interment followed in the Drury Cemetery. Harvey Ray is survived by; Wife, Ruby Reid Taylor of the Webbtown Community in Macon County, TN, Daughter, Penny Gilbert and Tim Russell of Springfield, TN, Step-children, Barry Montgomery of Lafayette, TN, Sherry Montgomery of Nashville, TN, Allison (Chris) Solomon of Lebanon, TN, Brother, Steve (Deborah) Taylor of Nashville, TN, Grandchildren, Kaise (Ben) Adams, Kristina (Phillip) Roberts, Eric Gilbert, Christopher (Terra) Solomon, and Kayla Solomon.

 
J.R. Sanders, 74 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

J.R. Sanders was born in Macon County, TN on October 21, 1939 to the late Gennie Sanders and Dorothy Gulley Sanders. He was one of six siblings born to this union. J.R. had five children, and was married to the love of his life, Pansy Lois Howe. They shared many wonderful years together until her passing on February 23, 1995. He started out with his own moving business in Nashville, Tennessee. J.R. was a hard worker. After moving back to Macon County he started farming. He loved being in the barn tinkering or out in the field working. In his spare time, J.R. loved to be with his family and friends above all else. J.R. was of the Baptist belief. On March 1, 2013 the lord called J.R. home. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral services for J. R. Sanders were conducted Monday at 2 pm from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Reverend Glenn Howard officiating. Interment followed in the Drury Cemetery. J.R. Sanders is survived by, Sons, Robert Dale Sanders, J. R. Sanders, Jr. and wife Connie, and J.L. Sanders and wife Trish, Daughters, Dorothy Marie Young and husband Kerry all of Lafayette, and Darlene Stofer and husband Rudy, Brothers, Sammie Sanders and wife Pam of Adolphus, KY, Sister, Marie Martin and husband Robert of Dickson, TN, Step-son, Chris Sanders and wife Brittney, Nephew, Jesse Sanders and several other nieces and nephews, 9 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren.

 
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