Obituaries – September 29, 2007

Judge William B. Cain Sr.

Services for Mr. Cain will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at St. Peter Episcopal Church with the Rev. Michael Murphy officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in St. John’s Episcopal Churchyard at Ashwood. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Oakes and Nichols Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Mr. Cain, 75, of Columbia, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at his residence. Born in Old Hickory in 1932, he was the son of the late Marshall and Willie Bryan Renegar Cain. He was a graduate of Gallatin High School and a Korean War veteran. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland University Law School in 1958.

From 1958-59 he served as Comptroller of the Tennessee Treasury. In 1968 he joined the law firm of Moore, Henry, Henry, Lewis and Cain with offices in Pulaski and Columbia. In 1974 he formed the law firm Cain and Moore (later Cain, Moore and Peden) with the late Tom White Moore Jr. In 1987 he was appointed by Gov. Lamar Alexander as Circuit Judge of the 22nd Judicial District of Tennessee. In April 1998 he was appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist to serve as Judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals. In 2001 Cain was named Appellate Judge of the year by the Tennessee Div. of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Survivors include: wife of 46 years, Martha Sue Williams Cain of Columbia; daughter, Elizabeth (Tracy) Moore of Columbia; son, William “Will” Bryan Cain Jr. of Columbia; grandchildren, David and Bryan Moore and Rachel and Emily Grace Cain, all of Columbia; sisters, Laura (Benny) Meers of Evans, Ga. and Dr. Geraldine (Dr. Gerald) Ellison of Tulsa, Okla.; brother, Marshall (Hilda) Cain of Alexandria, Vir.; aunt, Annie Laura Barrett of Madison; sister-in-law, Callie (George) Parkman of Ruston, La.; four nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry C. Colley, Joe Henry Jr., Bruce Peden, Billy Hix, Dr. Jim Kelley, Jesse Foreman, and Dr. John Dixon. Honorary pallbearers will be Waymon Hickman, Sam Kennedy, Jack Craig, Beverly Douglas, Mike Greene, the Maury County Bar ASsociation, members of the Tennessee Judiciary, members of Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19, and the staff of the Hospice of the Highland Rim.

Billie Love Huddleston

Services for Mrs. Huddleston will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Diffenderfer and Charles Walker officiating. Interment will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Huddleston, 86, of Watertown died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 at University Medical Center. A long time member of Watertown First United Methodist Church, she was a graduate of Watertown High School and attended Cumberland College and Middle Tennessee State Normal College. She is preceded in death by husband Porter Howard Huddleston; parents Will Houston Cathcart and Marguerite Davis Cathcart; and son-in-law John M. Johnson.

Survivors include: children Charlotte Johnson of Lebanon, Marilyn (James) Evans of Norene, Margaret (Mike) Gwaltney of Gladeville, David (Christy) Huddleston of Cookeville, and Elizabeth (Phillip) D’Antonio of Huddleston; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Virginia Reed Lughes

Memorial services for Mrs. Lughes will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1 at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, N.C. with Bishop Robert O’Neill and Dr. Larry Ellis officiating. A reception will follow at the Lughes home at the National Golf Club.

Mrs. Lughes, 75, of Pinehurst, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. She was born in Lebanon to the late Claude and Hattie Bates Reed. She attended East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

Survivors include: husband of 54 years, Joseph A. Lughes, Sr.; daughter, Virginia Ann (Robert) O’Neill of Denver, Colo.; sons: Jody (Catherine) Lughes of Raleigh, N.C. and Jay (Dr. Katherine Lee) Lughes of Suwanee, GA; grandchildren: Lindsey Lughes of Raleigh, Joseph Lughes, III of Wilmington, N.C., Alex Lughes of Raleigh, Colin O’Neill of Beijing, China, Alan O’Neill of Boston, Mass., Kate O’Neill of Dublin, Ireland, Daphne Lughes and Phoebe Lughes of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and sisters: Sarah Reed Jennings of Lebanon and Martha Reed Owens of St. Louis, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Village Chapel, PO Box 1060, Pinehurst, N.C. 28370.

Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is in charge of arrangements.

John William Seay

Services for Mr. Seay will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at J.C. Hellum Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Allen officating. Interment will be in Seay Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Seay, 65, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 at Quality Care Nursing Home.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Fannie Mai Seay; sisters, Ruby Hearn Starks and Daisy Baird; and brother, Willie Ray Seay. Survivors include: wife, Georgia Seay of Nashville; daughters, Jacqueline (David) Hornbeck and Fannie (James) Phillips and Beety Seay, all of Nashville; sons, Benjamin Taylor of Nashville, Ronald Taylor and Bobby Seay, both of Lebanon, and William Seay of Hartsville; grandmother, Daisy Bailey of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Helen Arnold of Detroit, Lillie (William) Corder, Pauline (Benny) McCathern and Geraldine (Terry) Burnley, all of Lebanon and Mary (Joseph) Carrethers of Nashville; brothers, Charlie (Eleanor) and James Seay, both of Lebanon; 23 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

 

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