Obituaries – November 1, 2007

Nannie Pearl Davis

Services for Mrs. Davis will be 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel in Murfreesboro with the Revs. Willard Runnells and Nathan Hale officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis, 86, of Murfreesboro, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at NHC National Health Care. She was a Wilson County native. She served many churches with her husband, the Rev. James A. Davis. She was a member of Woodbury Road Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Elizie H. and Ruth C. Pulley Nokes; brothers, Lonnie, Clyde and Thomas Cleveland Nokes; and sister, Katherine Eddins. Survivors include: her husband; sons, Phillip (Mary) Davis of Antioch, Terry (Lisa) Davis of Clarksville, Wayne (Mary) Davis and Tim (Linda) Davis both of Murfreesboro; sister, Bessie Thompson of Lebanon; grandchildren, Kimberly Minter, Dennis and Kathy Davis, Melissa Sandifer, Andy and Jason Davis, Kelly Sievers, and Robert, Aaron, Sarah and Michelle Davis; and six great-grandchildren.

Marci Denise Messer

Services for Mrs. Messer will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Fuston officiating. Interment will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday and prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Messer, 37, of Watertown, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at her residence. She attended Mt. Juliet High School.

Survivors include: husband, Bobby Lee Messer of Watertown; sons, Justin Dodson and Tyler Messer, both of Watertown; parents, David and Faye Dodson of Mt. Juliet; brother, Devin (Kelli) Dodson of Bell Buckle; sister, Amy (Scott) Hutchinson of Leavenworth, Kan.; and parents-in-law, John and Linda Messer of Rockholds, Ky.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, 2221 Murphy Ave., Nashville or Poplar Hill Cemetery c/o Glenn Beard, 5940 Poplar Hill Rd., Watertown.

Albert Wilson Mitchell

Services for Mr. Mitchell will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Hermitage Funeral Home with the Revs. Billie Friel and David Fallin officiating. Interment will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Mitchell, 95, of Mt. Juliet, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. He was a long time member and deacon emeritus of First Baptist Church Mt. Juliet, an active members of the Elder Blooms, and Joppa Lodge No. 441. He was employed with Dupont for over 37 years.

He was preceded in death by wife, Allie Frances Corley Mitchell, mother of his children; wife, Ruby Gilliam Mitchell; wife, Annis Regan Mitchell; sisters, Bertha Anderson, Pansy Wright, Cytha Peacock and Margaret Lego; brothers, Jon Crawford and Victor Mitchell; and daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Colson Mitchell. Survivors include: children, Betty Ann Drayer, Stephen Wilson (Patricia), Albert Thomas and Charles Stanley (Joanna) Mitchell; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; step-daughter, Delores Gilliam (Neal) Butler; sister, Clementine Longacre; brothers, Arthur and Willard Mitchell; and caregiver, Patrick O’Kain.

Pallbearers will be Matthew, Chris, Michael, Dennis, Paul and Phillip Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Marshall Foster Sunday School Class at Mt. Juliet First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Willow Brook Hospice of First Baptist Mt. Juliet.

Noelle Marie Mooneyhan

Services for Mrs. Mooneyhan will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Anthony Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hartsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mooneyhan, 23, of Hartsville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by parents, Bobby and Bernadette Coffman. Survivors include: husband, Paul Mooneyhan; daughter, Tatum Brooke Mooneyhan; brother, Michael Harper of Hartsville; step-father, Reggie Harper of Hartsville; and other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Walden, Cody Smith, Tyler Hamlin, Kyle Hughes, Billy and Glen Eakes, Chris Crook and Jeremy Huthingson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tatum Mooneyham Scholarship at Citizens Bank.

David Fisher Payne

Services for Mr. Payne will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Payne, 76, of Norene, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at University Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by wife, Leona Liddle Payne; parents, Dillard and Flossie Payne; and sister, Dorothy Fitts. Survivors include: children, Jeff (Linda) Payne of Lebanon, Tommy (Kelli) Payne of Lenoir City, Patsy Winfree of Lebanon; Pennie (Joseph) Keathley of Cookeville, Steve Smith of Smyrna, Christy (David) Reese of Mascoutah, Ill. and Robbie (Tim) Huddleston of Baxter; grandchildren, Scott 9Teresa) Smith, Sarah Keathley, Jason (Shari) Reese, Tiffany Jones, Chad Huddleston, Jessica, Hunter and Amanda Payne; Christie (Bobby) Williams and Beth (Kevin) Kent; great-grandchildren, Will and Anna Reese, Noah Jones, Jacob, Ashton and Adam Williams and Wesley Kent; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jason Reese, Chad Huddleston, Hunter Payne, Scott Smith, and Bill and Wayne Fitts. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Hurt, Larry Wells and Danny Gleaves.

Robert Lee Westmoreland

Services for Mr. Westmoreland will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Sellars Funeral Home with Bros. Gordon Lee and Danny Sellars officiating. Interment will be in Conatser Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 2-8 p.m. Friday and noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Westmoreland, 83, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. He was a member of the Church of God Worship and Ministry Center.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Fowler and Millie Spivey Westmoreland; brothers, Dee, Fred and Baby Westmoreland; and sister, Brenda Westmoreland. Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Dean Kellow Westmoreland; daughter, Tammie Westmoreland; brother, James Westmoreland of Lafayette; sisters, Lillie Pugh of Highland, Ind., Lola Graves of Mt. Juliet, Cenda Fisher of Lebanon and Ruby Hodges of Knoxville; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob, Hillary and Champ Kellow, Rhea Dean Carter, James Richard Westmoreland, John Fisher, and Jeff and Johnnie Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be the Prayer Warriors Sunday School Class.

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