Obituaries – April 22, 2008

Walter Ray Clemmons, Sr.

Services for Mr. Clemmons will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Rutland Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet with Pastor Damond E. Bragg officiating. Interment will be in the Rutland Cemetery in Mt. Juliet. Visitation will precede the service from 11 a.m. to noon.

Clemmons, 71, died April 16, 2008 at his residence in Antioch. He was a brick mason and was a member of Holy Temple Non-Denominational Church.

He was survived by wife Evelyn Patterson Clemmons; children, Valeria R. Clemmons, Antioch, Debra A. Smith, LaVergne, Shelia Tate-McMahon, Nashville, Walter R Clemmons, Jr., Nolensville, Elder Tony C. Clemmons (Vickie), Nashville, Anthony S. Clemmons of Nashville, and Maurice Searcy of Hermitage. Brother, William (Carolyn) Clemmons; three step brothers, Warren (Peggy) Carter, Marcus Carter, Mt. Juliet, Curtis (Norma) Carter of Hawaii. Three step sisters, LaUna Ewin, Marshall Thompson of Mt. Juliet and Anita (Mose) Payne, Cleveland of Ohio. Daughter in law, Nanette Clemons. Sisters-in-law, Annie and Minnie Clemmons of Mt. Juliet; and 22 grandchildren, Shervonda (Rodney), Marvitus, Alethia, Demetria, Raynette (Brian), Carvillas, Toccara, Antinio, Lakecia, Shawnte, Evelyn, Joemac, Eboni, Jocques (Amber), Jerry, Anita, Micheller, Toneshia, Aja, Roger, Tashianna and Alexis. 16 great-grandchildren, 10 nieces, seven nephews. Mother Eveyln Rawls, Goddaughter Anita McClerkins, Nashville and devoted friend David H. Carter of Ashland City.

Amos Cox Sr.

Services for Mr. Cox will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday and 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cox, 69, died Friday, April 18, 2008. He had been employed as a welder with Floyd & Baxter for more than 50 years. He worked for Drew Expedition. He was a member of the Unity Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Almon and Lula Mae Terry Cox and a brother, Louie Cox.

Survivors include: his wife, Hazel Swafford Cox of Lebanon; three children, Jeannie (George) Willard of Watertown, Amos (Becky) Cox and Terry (Teresa) Cox, all of Lebanon; two stepsons, Stan Reed of Murfreesboro and Jeff Reed of Colorado; a stepdaughter, Wanda Rodgers of Florida; two sisters, Joyce Reed of Maryland and Gola Cox of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Amos Cox III, Andy (Allison) Cox, Thea Cox and Mitchell Coada, all of Lebanon, and Matthew (Kim) Cox; one great-grandchild, Chance Cox; and a beloved pet, Casey.

Memorials may be made to the Jimmy Floyd Center, the Humane Association of Wilson County or the American Cancer Society.

Marguarite Louise Harris

Funeral services for Mrs. Harris were held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the chapel at Hermitage Funeral Home and were conducted by Bro. Denny Shephard. Entombment was in Hermitage Mausoleum.

Mrs. Harris, 77, of Old Hickory, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at Summit Medical Center. She was born in Detroit, Mich., one of four children born to the late Eddie and Rosalie Swaffer Harris. She was reared in the Providence community of Trousdale County and graduated in 1950 from Trousdale County High School.
She was a member of the Providence Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a home maker.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Charles and George Harris.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Michael (Kathy) Gregory and Roger Allen (Becky) Gregory; daughter Connie Gregory Matthews; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and cousins.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Effie Estelle Samuels

Services for Mother Samuels will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Grove Temple First Born Church of the Living God with Minister Beatrice Nelson and Bishop Alfred Howard officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Mother Samuels, 90, of Panama City, Fla., died Thursday, April 17, 2008 at Community Health Rehab Center. She was a member of Grove Temple First Born Church of the Living God.She pastored at serveral churches in the Tennessee and Kentucky District, and she sang and played piano.

Survivors include: niece, Mary Swinson of Panama City; great-niece, Brenda McClain of Panama City; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Vann Funeral Home of Marianna, Fla. is in charge of arrangements. Obit courtesy of Disyal Funeral Home.


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