Obituaries for Aug. 3, 2010

Gary D. Graf
A celebration of life for Mr. Graf will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Scalzo-Taylor Family Funeral Home, Spooner, Wis. with Pastor Ron Gormong officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Graf, of Rice Lake and Shell Lake, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born in Shell Lake to Frank Sr. and Marion (Albee) Graf. He graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1958. He married Betty Duerr on Sept. 14, 1963.
His career led him into supervisory positions in manufacturing taking him to Minnesota, Wyoming and Tennessee. In 1979, he entered the food service industry for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores in the Tennessee area. Pursuing his dream of owning his own business, he returned to Wisconsin in 1994 to purchase the Spooner Fish and Cheese Store.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Sr. and Marion Graf.
Survivors include: wife, Betty; daughters, Mary (Bill) Murrin and Chrissy (Bruce) Gibbs; grandchildren Alex, Aaron and Sarah Kay; brothers Frank Jr. (Carol), Wayne (Suzanne); and sister, Barbara (Richard) Hammes.

Edward Douglas Hildreth Sr.
A celebration of life service for Mr. Hildreth will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with the Rev. Larry Spraker and the Rev. Maury Norman officiating. Entombment will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens, Huntsville, Ala. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hildreth, 87, of Clarksville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Gateway Medical Center. He was born in Wilson County to Charles Edward and Eva Robinson Hildreth. He married Marie Neal Hubbard in Nashville on April 20, 1945. She preceded him in death. He was an electrical engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a registered professional engineer in Alabama and Tennessee.
During World War II he served as an Infantry Officer in the Pacific theater and in the Korean War he served with the 187th RCT Airborne (Rakkasans) as a communications officer. After his military service he worked as an engineer with Miller Electric Company on the construction of the Savannah River Project in Akin, S.C. and with Patchen and Zimmerman consulting engineers, Augusta, Ga. on various projects throughout the Southeast. He was the first manager of the Dekalb Telephone Cooperative Inc., Alexandria, Tenn. and made numerous acquisitions of small telephone companies building a communication system from 508 telephone users to over 22,000 plus today with modern equipment and services.
He was President of the Tennessee Telephone Association in 1960. In 1960 he moved to Huntsville, Ala. and joined NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center as Director of Communications supporting various NASA awards including two NASA Exceptional Service Medals. He also received the Middle Tennessee Boy Scouts of America Long Rifle Award and was a Charter President of the Alexandria Lions Club. He was a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge, Nashville Scottish Rite, Huntsville Cahaba Shrine, VFW and American Legion. He attended Park Lane Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include: son, E. Douglas Hildreth Jr. (Vicki); sister, Evelyn Griffin; grandchildren, Josh Hildreth of Washington, D.C., Kelly Stevenson of Denver, Colo. and Katie Hildreth of Clarksville; one great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Josh and Katie Hildreth, Jim Homan, Mike Wise, Kelly Stevenson and Joe Griffin.

Herbert C. Jones
Services for Mr. Jones were 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Pastor Shelby Smith officiating. Interment was in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Jones died Friday, July 30, 2010. He retired from Middle Tennessee State University after 37 years as a professor of accounting.
Survivors include: wife, Jo Ann Jones; children, Daniel B. Jones of Murfreesboro, Wendell A. Jones of Murfreesboro, Joseph C. Jones of Hoover, Ala. and Jessica Jones Stallman of Murfreesboro; and six grandchildren.

George Liddle
Services for Mr. Liddle will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, in Woodlawn’s Dignity Hall with Bro. Ralph Neal officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville.
Mr. Liddle, 73, of Mt. Juliet, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. He was a member of Corinth Church of Christ. He was a former elder of Gladeville and Smith Springs Churches of Christ. He was one of the founders of Una Recreation Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Margaret Jennings Liddle. Survivors include: wife of 53 years, Dot Liddle; sons, Steve, Tim, Jeff and Kent Liddle; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Jones, Gary Michael, Jackie Charlton, Richard Charlton and Floyd Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vanderbilt Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, IPF Clinic 1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite B-817 TN, Nashville, 37232-5735.

Judy Rose Murphy
Services for Mrs. Murphy will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Abundant Life in Christ in Lebanon. Interment will be in Jones Hill Cemetery in Watertown.
Mrs. Murphy, 62, of Murfreesboro, died Saturday, July 31, 2010.
Survivors include: sons, Charles (Sara) Patton, Daniel (Natalie) Gladden and Samuel Gladden; daughter, Terrie Patton; brother, Robert (Sherry) Murphy; and sisters, Gloria (Bob) Williams, Vickie Hill and Glenda (Barry) Snyder.
Nashville Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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