Obituaries for July 26, 2012


Wilma Jean Leath

Memorial services for Mrs. Leath will be 4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral Home with Mark Leath and Bro. Greg McCoy officiating. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Leath, 81, of Portland, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at her home. She was born in Sumner Co. to the late Edward and Ruth Webb Collins.

She was preceded in death by: parents; and husband, W.C. Leath.

Survivors include: daughters, Connie (Barry) Lillard of Cookeville, Debra (Brad) West of Watertown and Pam (Mike) Fotenopulos of Hendersonville; sons, Mark (Linda) Leath of Nolensville and Dan Collins Leath of Portland; 13 grandchilden; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Ann Collins Crutcher of Coopertown; and brothers, Frank Collins of Lafayette, Joe Collins of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Bill and Jon Collins, both of Portland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Portland First Baptist Church Children’s Ministries, 106 N. Broadway, Portland, TN 37148.

Minister Ralph L. Payne

Services for Mr. Payne will be Friday, July 27, at Hilltop Church of Christ in Winter Haven, Fla.

Mr. Payne died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital.

Alexander Funeral Home in Winter Haven in charge of arrangements.

Obituary courtesy of Hellum Funeral Home.

Deacon Broderick C. Wills

Services for Deacon Wills will be noon Friday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Joelton. Interment in Meriwether-Hillman Cemetery in Clarksville. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 26 and 11 a.m. until the service on Friday at the church.

Deacon Wills, 54, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at his home. He was born in Sept. of 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio to Lizzie Hillmon Wills McGregor and the late Charlie William Wills. He was a Deacon at Hamilton Chapel Church in Gladeville, under the pastorate of Elder Dr. Robert L. Spickard, Sr.

He was preceded in death by: father; brother, Eric William Wills; niece, Shamiyah Covington; and nephew, Jevan Tyus.

Survivors include: mother; wife and caregiver, Charliveta Wills; sons, Broderick Wills Jr. and Brandon Wills; brother, Dewayne (Bernice) Wills; brothers-in-law, Ferrante (Dalise) Clemmons, William (Loretta) Clemmons and Charles 'Champ' Covington Jr; sister-in-law; Charlita 'Tinka' Covington; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Charles (Wallicia) Covington; nieces, Brittany and Melissa Wills, Victoria and Bria Clemmons, Shaquita 'Ty' Covington and Charquesha 'Jmia'; nephews, Kenneth Brown, and Jason Tyus; cousin, Anita Clemmons; and many family members and friends.

Condolences may be sent to

Neuble Monument Funeral Home LLC in charge of arrangements.


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