Obituaries - January 23, 2008

Thomas J. Beasley

Services for Mr. Beasley will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Bond Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Beasley, 75, of Hermitage, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
He was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Lora Payne Beasley; brother, Kenneth Beasley; and sister, Dorothy Garrett. Survivors include: wife of 55 years, Dorothy Jean Parson Beasley; daughters, Diana Sullivan and Melinda (Michael) Whitlow; grandchildren, Denise (Keith) Akins and Michael Whitlow; and great-grandchild, Justin Wells.

Pallbearers will be Justin Wells, Keith Akins, Rick Garrett, Michael and Mike Whitlow and the Beasley family.

Carl Andrew Scruggs

Services for Mr. Scruggs will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Anthony Funeral Home in Hartsville with Elds. Guthrie Thompson and Joe Porter officiating. Interment will be in Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Scruggs, 93, of Hartsville and formerly of Tuckers Crossroads, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at University Medical Center. He was on old time fiddler and won awards in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. He was a farmer and retired from the Wilson County Board of Education.

He was preceded in death by parents, William Franklin and Darthula Montgomery Scruggs; wife of 60 years, Louise Scruggs; brothers, William “Will,” Jim, John and Noel “Monk” Scruggs; and sisters, Eathel Jenkins and Linnie Morgan. Survivors include: brothers, Risey (R.B.) and Arnett (Ped) Scruggs, both of Hartsville; many nieces and nephews; and faithful friend, Tanya Leonard.

Pallbearers will be Mike Wilkerson, Andy and Tommy Scruggs, Tommy Dixon, Scott Porter, J.C. Holder, Gary Leath and Mark McClard. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and fellow musicians.

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