Jerry Wayne Qualls, age 79, of Lafayette, passed away Tuesday morning, March 2nd, 2021 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette. Jerry is at the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN. Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Jerry Qualls will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, March 3rd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Memorial Park with Brother Tony Day and Brother Kenny Hesson officiating. Nathan Kirby, Christopher Solomon, Eric Qualls, Nathan Qualls, Josh Robinson, Jeremy Robinson, Cory Hesson, Danny Hesson, Evan Solomon, & Benton Burgett served as pallbearers.
Jerry was born February 16th, 1942 in Wilson County, TN, one of six siblings born to the late Golden and Mai Jenkins Qualls. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tim Qualls & 2 siblings, his sister, Angelon White and Brother, Herbert Qualls. On October 19th, 1963 he married the love of his life Patsy Ruth Cothron. They shared 57 wonderful years together. He worked as the postal clerk in Lafayette for over 30 years. Jerry was the owner and operator of Qualls Auto Salvage in Lafayette. He attended Days Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church and he was saved when he was a teenager.
He is survived by: Wife, Patsy Cothron Qualls, Son & Daughter-in-law, Terry & Michelle Qualls, Granddaughters, Terra & Christopher Solomon, and Haley & Nathan Kirby, Great-Grandsons, Evan Solomon, and Benton Burgett all of Lafayette, Sisters & Brothers-in-law, Jane & Roger Davenport of Red Boiling Springs, Elaine & Jim Smith of Joelton, Brother & Sister-in-law, Frederick & Jean Qualls of Hendersonville. Along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Lafayette, TN615-666-4011, andersonandsonfuneralhomes.com
Edith J. (McCormick) Lowry, 79, of Brookville, passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2021. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Edith was the former co-owner and operator of Ben Franklin in Brookville and Brookside Fashion Shop & Tanning Salon in Brookville.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years: Rodney Lowry; children: Marty Lowry of Brookville, Tammy (Dr. Rick) Melsonof Cedarville, Jeff (Jaynee) Lowry of PA; five grandchildren; brother: Bernice (Pauline) McCormick of TN; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas and Reba McCormick; son, Mike Lowry; brother, Charles McCormick and sister, Libby Short.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be at Arlington Cemetery in Brookville. The Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood, is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.KindredFuneralHome.com.
Charles Edward Darnell passed away at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette on Monday March 1st, 2021 beside his wife, Frances. He was 84. Charlie was the second son and third child born on a rural farm in Bedford County to Marcus Edward Darnell and Mary Lee (Bell) Darnell.
He had a love of baseball and farm life, both of which he carried throughout his life. He met his life partner Frances Cassetty in a Chemistry class at the University of Tennessee, and on a rather hot July (1st) day in Whittleyville, TN they were married in 1961. They moved to Franklin, TN where they started raising a family. Charlie first worked as a feed salesman for Cargill Feed Company with a territory in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Then he was offered a position as a cashier at Harpeth National Bank in Franklin where he worked for approximately five years. On a summer day as he was finishing the practice of the Pony League baseball team he was coaching, two men got out of their car and wanted to talk to him about a job he had inquired about. A short time later it was announced that Charlie Darnell would be the new President and CEO of Citizens Bank in Lafayette, TN. Charlie took over in 1972 a bank that had one location and approximately $14 million in assets. By the time he retired Citizens Bank would be a multi-million dollar organization with 20 locations across the Upper Cumberland.
While in Lafayette, Charlie served on the Macon Community Hospital Board for over 35 years, served as an advisor to the financial committee of the 4-H Alumni Foundation, was a local Will Hall Sullivan Award winner, served on the Alumni Board of the University of Tennessee, and was elected as President of the Tennessee Bankers Association. Charlie loved baseball and his cows. By his estimate he taught boys and girls not only about baseball, but also “the game of life” for over 45 years, 33 of them in the Lafayette Little League.
He was able to be with Frances in his last days and is survived by her, a daughter Katherine (Dirk) Ebener, a son Marcus (Lena) Darnell, and grandchildren Caleb Darnell, Lora Darnell, and Kaylin Ebener. The family will receive visitors at Anderson Funeral Home in Lafayette on Saturday March 6th from 12 to 6. A private service will be held for the family at a later date.
The family requests that in lieu of visititation or flowers and due to Covid-19, donations be made to the Lafayette Little League or the Lafayette Church of Christ, or a charity of your choosing.
Geneva Lafollette Brewer, better known as Granny, was born on January 11, 1926, in Lyons Station, Kentucky, to the late Daniel Lafollette and Blanch Hazelwood Lafollette. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Brewer; brothers, Edd Hornwack, Howard Hornwack, Marvin Hornwack, and Dee Lafollette; sister, Leona Nichols. Geneva was saved at the age of eighteen by the sweet lord’s grace at Middle Fork Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Kentucky. She joined Lafayette First Baptist in 1955. She married Johnnie Brewer on May 26, 1943. On Wednesday February 24, 2021, at the age of ninety five, Geneva Lafollette Brewer was called to her heavenly home. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all that knew and loved her. She is survived by; sons, John Brewer and wife, Linda, Donald Brewer and wife, Barbara; daughter, Janice Dedman and husband, Paul, sisters, Betty Richie, and Skippy Vittito; eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services for Geneva were conducted on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Hickman officiating. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens with Troy Brewer, Scott Brewer, Jeff Brewer, Jordan Andrews, Cameron Wohlgamutn, Ethan Keith, and Gabe Keith serving as pallbearers. Alexander Funeral Home, Directors, in charge of arrangements. 615-666-2189 or www.alexanderfh.com