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Danny Charles Nash, 55 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Danny Charles Nash was born in Macon County, TN on March 22, 1957 to the late Donel Marshal Nash, better known as “Buster” and Georgie Ellen Glover Nash. He was one of six siblings born to this union. Besides his parents, one brother, Dennis Nash also preceded Danny in death. At the age of eleven, Danny attended a tent revival where he heard the gospel and was saved. Danny joined Hilltop Missionary Baptist Church where he was Sunday School Treasurer. He was ordained on June 23, 2006 as a Deacon of the church. Danny was a very loyal church member and loved his Church family. As a young man, he met Sheila Marie Knight. They fell in love and on March 26, 1977 they were married. They were blessed with 35 wonderful years together and one daughter, Amy. On March 22, 2003, Danny welcomed his first and only granddaughter into the world, Kyra. Kyra was her Pa’s pride and joy. No matter who you were, you always heard a story about Kyra. Not only did they share that special bond, they also shared the same birthday. Sheila always told everyone that she saw Danny cry with joy, for three days when Kyra was born. You seldom saw Danny and Sheila apart and you could feel the love that they shared together. Danny was a kind and gentle hearted man, giving of himself to the fullest. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. If Danny could get a joke or a prank on you, it made his day. Danny’s life revolved around church, family, and his lodge. He was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #543 of Free & Accepted Masons. Danny had been Past Master twice during his time as a member. He also was a Shriner serving as a Shriner Clown named “Stinky” and was a member of the Solomon Travelers. Danny loved motorcycles and horses and spent a lot of time riding. He enjoyed going camping with his family on the weekends.
On Sunday night, March 3, 2013, Danny did something he never thought twice about; he went in to a burning house to try to save his neighbors. If you knew him, you would know Danny would have done it again, if needed. Danny always said he had his ticket and was ready to go when the Lord was ready for him. Well the Lord called him home that night and he is basking in the wonders of Heaven. Danny, you will be greatly missed by your family and friends, but our loss is Heaven’s Gain. Funeral Services for Danny Charles Nash were conducted Thursday at 11 am from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Likens and Elder Tom Carter officiating. Tim Wilson, Richard Bransford, J.C. Cox, Herman Harp, Ronnie Carter, and Phillip Looper served as Pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Liberty Cemetery. He is survived by; Loving Wife, Sheila Marie Knight Nash, Daughter, Amy (Terry) Chandler, Granddaughter, Kyra Danielle Chandler all of Lafayette, Brother, Douglas Dwight (Dawn) Nash, Sister, Melitha Russell of Hartsville, Melinda (Ed) Roberts of Lebanon, Melodie (Ramey) McBroom of Cookeville, 2nd daughter/Niece, Brandi Nash and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of extended family and friends.

 
Lamon Christine Thompson, 90 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lamon Christine Thompson, of the Sunrise Community of Macon County was born in Macon County, Tennessee on December 13, 1922 to the late Loran Davis and Rosa Etta Doss Fishburn. She departed this life on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the age of 90 years.  Funeral services for Lamon Thompson were conducted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Elder J. W. Greanead and Elder Glen Brawner officiating. T. J. Roark, Troy Barber, Darren Walrond, Gene Jenkins, Daniel Brawner, and Jacob Barber served as pallbearers. She was married to William C. West, now deceased, for 25 years and from this marriage was born one daughter, Selvaline. She was later married for 25 years to Earl C. Thompson, who is also deceased. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Fishburn and a sister, Lois White. Ms. Lamon lived in Indiana from 1949 to 1977. She moved back to Macon County to care for her aging parents. She was a devoted member of the Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church. She was a hard worker and in addition to being a homemaker for her family and doing all the things that come with that title, she was self employed, owning and operating her beauty shop and ceramic shop. She was very proud of and enjoyed being a part of the Lions Club in Macon County until her health started failing. Like all women of her age, she was taught to make the things you need for your home, which included making quilt tops and all kinds of fine needlework. In her later years, she enjoyed working puzzles. She considered her greatest accomplishment in this life was when she called on the lord and was saved at the age of 13. It has been noted on occasions that the number 13 is an unlucky number, but Mrs. Lamon always told her family that it was a lucky number for her, as she would tell them that she was born on the 13th and got saved on the 13th, when she was 13. She met her Lord in 2013. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Selvaline and Joe Bransford of the Sunrise Community, she is survived by two grandchildren and their spouses, Seltresia, better known as “Susie” and Tommy Roark of the Galen Community, “Debbie” and Kirk Saylors, of the Sunrise Community, five great-grandchildren and their spouses, T. J. and Buffy Rroark, Kristin and Darren Walrond, all of the Galen Community, Shauna and Troy Barber, Tesha and Gene Jenkins, Karetha Perrigo and her fiancé, Daniel Brawner all of the Sunrise Community, ten great-great-grandchildren,Kaitlynn, Kason and Karlee Roark, Kayla, Jacob, Roxy and Kohl Barber, Kaydence and Wyatt Walrond, and Ella Jenkins.  

 
Tracy Lynn Coley, 43 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tracy Lynn Coley was born in Davidson County, TN on December 30, 1969 to Ralph Martin Coley and Martha Jean Bowman Coley. Her mother, Martha, preceded her in death on March 27, 2005. Tracy was one of two siblings born to this union. Tracy loved life to the fullest. The sweet smile on her face would capture your heart. She was with Pacesetters for several years working with Lavon Driver at the Palace Care and Rehab. Tracy attended Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church with her mom, and loved going to Sunday school. She also enjoyed going to ballgames and watching her nephew, Jedediah and niece, Calamity Jane play ball. Tracy truly loved her time spent with them. Tracy has been in Cookeville working out of I.O.I. She volunteered three days a week at the Senior Citizens Center. Tracy loved going to scrapbooking classes every Wednesday and going to the Library to find recipes to add to her collection. She may have been small in size, but Tracy had a huge heart. Tracy loved being around people and all kinds of animals, especially cats. On Friday, March 1, 2013 the Lord called this special angel home. Tracy will be truly missed by her family and all those she touched in this world. Funeral services for Tracie Coley were conducted Monday morning at 11 am from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Ricky Wilson officiating. Randy Freeman, Jim Fishburn, Steve Walker, Keith Garrett, Tim Eller, and Jimmy Craig served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens. Tracy is survived by; Father, Ralph Coley of Hendersonville, TN, Brother, Marty Coley and wife Connie, Niece, Calamity Jane Coley, Nephew, Jedediah Coley all of Lafayette, TN.

 
James Thompson Hagan, 89 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

James Thompson Hagan, 89, peacefully entered into eternal rest February 21, 2013 in his log cabin which be built when he was 82. Funeral Services for James Thompson Hagan will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, TN with Elder Terry Austin and Elder Barry Armour officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard in Cookeville, TN. Gary Vincent, Bobby Thomas, James Edgar Parkes, Elder Floyd Ferguson, Billy Wheeler, Danny Roark and Phillip Hix will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.  Fay Etheridge, Neil Dozier, Marty Pedigo, Teddy Bohanan, Tim Bohanan, Jeramiah Copas, Mark Hix and Randy Hagan will serve as active pallbearers. He was a wonderful husband to Emma who preceded him in death and a loving father and role model to Jean and Bill Austin of Tampa, Florida. James was born in Macon County to the late Chet and Norma Hagan and lived his whole life in Red Boiling Springs, TN. One of eight children, he is survived by Georgia Armour and his brother-in-law, Cortez Armour of Red Boiling Springs and his sister, Mildred Roark also of Red Boiling Springs. His sisters Alma Ruth Hix, Myrtle Bohanan and Gladys Vaughn along with brothers, Kenneth and Robert Hagan all preceded him in death. James served as a deacon and loyal supporter of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church for most of his life. He was a kind and giving person and believed in doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. He proudly served with the U. S. Army during WWII, where he was awarded an American Theater Ribbon, A European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Service Stars, a Good conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal. Many people in and around Macon County are living in homes built by James. He loved his work and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He was loved and respected and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to share his life.  

 
Olie Estes Harper, 97 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mr. Olie Estes Harper was born in Lafayette, TN on July 15, 1915 to the late Walter B. Harper and Martha Emaline Meador Harper. Olie was one of twelve siblings born to this union. As a young man, Olie married the love of his life, Myrtle L. Perdue, and raised four children, Toney, Leslie, John, and Mary. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He worked as a Licensed Tree Surgeon for several years, before going into United States Army. Olie served in the Army from December 15, 1943 until January 23, 1946 during World War II. He was stationed with the 534th Engineers Boat and Shore Regiment. The ship that Olie served on was among the convoy that endured the famous typhoon that raged through the China Sea during the fall of 1945. Olie received the WWII Lapel Button and the WWII Victory Pin for his tour of duty. Olie went to work as an employee of Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation in May 1942. His career with Tri-County stretched over many departments during his years of service. Olie started climbing the ladder as Lineman, Foreman, Construction Superintendent, then Area Supervisor, until his retirement on December 31, 1977. Olie was a member of the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #543 F&AM receiving his Master Mason Degree on August 12, 1947; he also received his 50-year pin in 1997. Olie was also a member of the Scottish Rites KCCH, Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, and served as Master in 1970, 1975, and 1979. On September 29, 1986, Ms. Myrtle passed away. Besides his wife and parents, brothers, Joe Harper, Hollis Harper, Leslie Harper, Albert Harper, Sr., and Billy Wayne Harper, sisters, Ossie King, Elizabeth Blankenship, Bessie Hauskins, and Geneva Harper, also preceded him in death. Olie was a dedicated member and a Deacon of Lafayette Missionary Baptist Church.
On February 25, 2013, the Lord called his faithful servant home. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. Mr. Olie is survived by; Sons, Tony Harper of Lafayette, Leslie and wife Wanda Harper of Nashville, John and wife Darlene Harper of Lafayette, and Daughter, Mary and husband Bill Miller of Scottsville, KY, Brother, Bob and wife Betty Harper of Somerset, KY, and Sister, Ida Willis of Hazel Park, Michigan Grandchildren, Angie Brown, Billy Joe Miller, Jackie Morel, Alison Reyna, Bryan Harper, Brad Harper, and Richie Harper, Great- Grandchildren, Brittany and Bethany Brown, Christopher Cregger, Kara Harper, Dylan Harper, Jaxson Leonard,  Micayla Harper, Serenity Harper, Ally Miller, and Dana Harper, Great-Great-Grandchild, Alayna Harper, And life-long friends, Pete Driver, and Jack Thomas Morgan

 
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