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Arnie B. Guinn, 90 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Arnie B. Guinn was born February 1, 1923, in Macon County, Tennessee, the son of the late James Harrison and Merica Elmer Doss Guinn. He departed this life January 18, 2013. On October 19, 1946, he was married to Ruby Jewel Higdon. To this union was born 3 daughters, Carolyn, Charlotte, and Jean. Besides his parents 3 brothers, Joe, Clessie, and Mitchell, and an infant sister, Dorothy, preceded him in death. On Jan. 27, 1943, he entered the United States Army where he served in World War II. He was not a saved man when he went into the army. He would tell of an incident where a log rolled over on his foot and broke it. That kept him off the battlefield where many, many soldiers lost their life during that time. Then later, when he was able to return to the battlefield in New Guinea, he was in a nest of leaves down in a foxhole with bullets flying above him, and he put his full trust in the Lord and received salvation of his soul. On Jan. 31, 1946, he was honorably discharged from the military. Mr. Arnie returned to the farm and took pride in raising good crops and making bountiful vegetable gardens. Even though he worked very hard on the farm, he also took a job with the Macon County Highway Department and became foreman at the rock crusher. Later, he helped on the construction of the building for the Carter Automotive Products Corporation, and when Carter’s began operation, he went to work in the janitorial department and later transferred to an assembly line where he worked until the factory closed. He enjoyed reminiscing about the many events that happened during those working days. In July, 1960, during the revival at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, all 3 daughters were saved during the same service. It was during that revival the girls, along with Mr. Arnie and Mrs. Ruby joined the church. Mr. Arnie loved life; for several years there was a wonderful fellowship enjoyed by family, neighbors and friends from all around when they gathered in to celebrate his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lonie Higdon’s, birthday. Many fond memories are recalled of Mr. Arnie and his family at these “dinners” as it is usually referred to. He was a good Christian man, a good husband, father, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed here on earth, but we realize he has gone to his eternal home, of peace and happiness where there is no pain or sorrow. Mr. Arnie is survived by; wife, Ruby Higdon Guinn, daughters, Carolyn (Tommy) Napier, Charlotte (Tom) Dawes, Jean (Bobby) Brooks, all of Lafayette, brother, Robert Leon (Allene) Guinn of Louisville, KY, grandchildren, Chris (Renee) Napier, Barry (Jeannie) Frasier, Belisza (Michael) Veatch, Wendy (Tim) Carter, Tasha (Jeff) Meador, and Chandra Brooks and fiance John Stewart, step-grandchildren, Denise (Shawn) Vantrease, Steve Dawes and Robert Dawes, and Donna (Pat) Griffin, great-grandchildren, Trevor and Brittney Napier, Alex and Connor Frasier, Sarah Veatch Chase, Chelsea, and Chance Carter, and Tyler and Dylan Meador. Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements.

 
Grover Louis Porter, 81 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 

Porter, Grover Louis (G.L., Pete) of Hendersonville, was born on November 29, 1932 to the late Don and Dorothy Porter near Hillsdale, Macon Co., TN. His brother and sisters are: Lenora (Porter) Gammon, the late Bobby Gene Porter, Peggy (Porter) Williams and Linda Porter. G.L. graduated from Macon County High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division and later served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, his Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting from Louisiana State University. G.L. married Dorothy Ann (Smith) Porter on Dec. 17, 1955. Their children are: Venice (David) Edmonds, Don Lee (Becky) Porter and Jon Paul Porter; grandchildren: Krista Edmonds and Mason Johnson. G.L. was a Professor of Accounting and taught Management Accounting, Ethics and numerous other Accounting classes during his 50-year career at several leading universities. He was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Professor of Accounting and a Real Estate Broker. He was a member and past Chairman of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and received the TSCPA Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education in 2001. He was a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Committee on Professional Ethics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Financial Executives International (FEI), Alabama Society of CPA’s, and American Legion. He was elected President of the National Association of Accountants in April 1978 and served on the IMA Committee on Ethics and Foundation for Applied Research. G.L. has written numerous articles published in many professional accounting and weight lifting magazines as well as local newspapers. G.L. has been a world traveler throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, 11 a.m. at Hendersonville First Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Luther officiating.  Interment will be in Andersons and Son Cemetery, LaFayette, TN. Active pallbearers will be Richard Gammon, Robert Gammon, Andrew Gammon, Bryan Nichols, Randy Porter, Frank Reid Smith, Jon Paul Porter, and Mason Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Reid Smith, Dr. John P. Greer, Dr. David E. Hansen, Rev. Courtney Wilson, and Dr. Edgar F. Prasthofer. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hendersonville First Baptist Church and Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alive Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery.

 

 
Barry Wayne Enoch, 76 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Barry Wayne Enoch, of Lafayette, was born on Saturday, May 23, 1936, to the late William Kenneth and Lelia Virginia Lee Enoch. He departed this life on Tuesday morning, December 25, 2012 at the age of 76 years. Funeral services for Barry Enoch were conducted from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 30th with Brother Johnny Beaver officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.  Honorary pallbearers were the Navy Seals. Pallbearers were Zachari Enoch, Chase Enoch, Ryan Enoch, Austin Enoch, Darby Enoch and Adam Lawson. On June 24, 1955, he was married to the former Miss Loleta Williams, who survives. As a young man of 19, Barry joined the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam era. He was a member of Navy SEAL Team One, the first group of Seals formed by former President John F. Kennedy. As a leader and instructor, he was described as “hard and relentless”. A fellow SEAL commented that “his confidence radiated into every member of his SEAL Squad and Platoon”. Barry retired from the Navy after 19 years of service, but will be remembered as a legendary SEAL operator of renowned reputation. During his retirement, he was a member of Quails Unlimited, Kiwanis, and the VFW; was a volunteer fire fighter, career fire fighter, scouts master, a hunter and safety instructor, as well as a Gideons instructor. Barry was also involved with Habitat for Humanity, the Cross Partners Ministry and was of the Southern Baptist belief. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Laura Enoch of Redmond, OR; Michael and Misty Enoch of Mt. Pleasant, NC; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and DeWayne Kalista of Bremerton, WA; grandchildren, Jessica Lawson, Cheyenne Payne, Laramie Amezquita, Zachari Enoch, Chase Enoch, Ryan Enoch, Austin Enoch, Darby Enoch and Ryder Kalista; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Sandra Overton and Pat Eissler, both of Lafayette.

 
Linda Gail Flynn, 63 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Linda Gail Flynn, better known as Gail, was born in Macon County, Tennessee on September 22, 1950 to Mae Driver Doss and the late J.T. Doss. She was one of three siblings born to this union.
Besides her father; one infant brother, Jerry Doss, also preceded Gail in death. Gail was married to the love of her life, Wayne Flynn on December 23, 1967. They shared 45 wonderful years together. Gail and Wayne have two children, David and Tammy and four grandchildren that they both love dearly. Gail’s life revolved around her family. She stayed at home raising her children and caring for her home. When the grandkids came along, Gail spent all the time she could with them. She was a true grandmother. Gail did work at Central Elementary in the cafeteria for twelve years. Gail enjoyed crocheting and doing needlework when time permitted. She was a person that could steal your heart. Gail loved to talk to people and make friends, and she had made many.
She was a member of the Haysville Methodist Church. On Thursday, January 3rd 2013, after battling cancer, the Lord said enough, and called Gail home. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but Gail is now enjoying the sites of Heaven. Funeral services for Gail were conducted Sunday, January 6th at 1:30 from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder G. W. Knight officiating. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park. Gail is survived by; Husband, Wayne Flynn, Son, David (Andrea) Flynn, Daughter, Tammy (Jerry) Driver, Grandchildren, Dalton and Brooklyn Driver, Aidan and Ella Flynn, Mother, Mae Doss all of Lafayette, Tennessee, Sister, Hilda (Bob) Aplin of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 
Marie Biles Johnson, 88 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Marie Biles Johnson, age 88, of Red Boiling Springs, TN passed away Saturday evening, December 29, 2012 at Knollwood in Lafayette, TN. Funeral Services for Marie Biles Johnson were conducted Wednesday afternoon, January 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery. Her pallbearers were Jeff Halliburton, Avery Johnson, Lee Johnson, Kyle Towry, Brylee Smith, Kason Wheeler, James Stafford and Stacey Jones. Marie was born Thursday May 8, 1924 in Clay County, TN, the daughter of the late Newton “Newt” and Nellie Davis Biles. On March 30, 1945, she married Avery Johnson, who preceded her in death on April 20, 1961. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Thelma Johnson, son-in-law, Bobby Halliburton, sister, Moline Dillard, and brothers, Andy, Fred and Clarence Biles. Marie was a homemaker and a member of the Leonard Church of Christ. Survivors include: daughters, Linda Halliburton Turner and husband Connie, Savannah, GA, Pam Colter and husband Thomas, Lafayette, TN, Diana Smith and husband Timmy, Red Boiling Springs, TN, Vickie King and husband Mark, Moss, TN, Sons, Terry Johnson, Oak Grove Community, Elton Johnson and wife Nancy, Murfreesboro, TN, Brother-In-Law, Paul Dillard, Portland, TN, 13-Grandchildren and 26-Great-Grandchildren.

 
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