Mrs. Maggie B. Hathaway


March 3, 1932 – November 14, 2019


Saturday, November 23, 2019
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Rockvale Original Church of God
11180 Panther Creek Road
Christiana, Tennessee

Lovvorn Cemetery
987 River Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. Kenneth Dwayne Trotter

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June 20, 1964 – November 1, 2019


Saturday, November 9, 2019
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Cabin Row M.B. Church
1230 Southside Road
Clarksville, Tennessee

Cabin Row Church Cemetery
Clarksville, Tennessee

Mr. Kenneth Dwayne Trotter was born June 20, 1964 to the late Foodie Mae Hopkins and David Edward Trotter, Sr. At age 55, he passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Kenneth attended Clarksville High School in 1982.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Shafonda Trotter.

Kenneth is survived by siblings, Stephanie Bryant of Quitman, GA, Vacie (Levi) Pope of Clarksville, TN, David Trotter, Jr. of Clarksville, TN, Priscilla Trotter of Oak Grove, KY, Regina Jordan of Clarksville, TN and Anthony Jordan of Clarksville, TN; step-sister, Lisa Tarver of Lake Charles, LA; one uncle, Henry (Karen) Trotter of Clarksville, TN; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Betty Jane Collier

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April 12, 1936 – October 29, 2019


Saturday, November 2, 2019
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Road
La Vergne, Tennessee

Silver Springs Cemetery
Smyrna, Tennessee

Betty J. Collier was born April 12, 1936 to the late George Washington and Aline Mayes. She departed this life on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Betty accepted Christ when she was very young and served faithfully at the Sand Hill Church of Christ until her health begin to fail.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Collier; son, Joseph Collier; four sisters, Peggy Gooch, Elnora Alexander, Margaret Spice and Jenny Groomster; two brothers, George and James Mayes.

Betty was united with George in marriage on October 26, 1957 and from this union eight children were born: George (Mary), Roberta, Larry, Lance, Joseph (Janice), Eli, Stacey (Bruce) and Tracy (Karen). She also leaves to cherish her memories; one brother, Edward Mayes; one sister, Sara Gooch; two sisters in law, Annie Bass and Joyce Christmon; along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lynn Green


August 11, 1956 – October 27, 2019


Friday, November 8, 2019
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Danny Lynn Green departed peacefully in his place of residence on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Danny relocated to Murfreesboro, TN in 2011 to join family.

He developed close relationships with many through music. He never failed to greet others with well wishes.

He embraced the members of the Experience Church in their early days on Front Street. He recommitted his life to Christ, was baptized and became a member in service and engaged in the musical ministry.

This led to his participation in Jam Sessions for Christ. He played at Victory Christian Center, the Experience Church and Celebrate Recovery held at Northfield Church of Christ, all of Murfreesboro.

He mastered and loved the harmonica, also drums and percussion instruments. Playing with a spirit of praise with his musical talent.

He was preceded in death by his father Chester Green of Gary, Indiana and older brother, Johnnie Green of Lavergne, TN

Danny leaves family members to cherish his memory his loving mother Doris Green; sisters, Bernice Rogers, Grace Green of Murfreesbor0, TN, LaDonna (Timothy) Dammond of Milwaukee, WI and Marlene (Tracy) Brown of Weslaco, TX, devoted children, Johnnie Green, Jeremy (Aretha) Kubera and Gina Lynn (Gary) Heil of Milwaukee WI; precious grands, Amber, (4) Jeremy II, Tristan, Elena and Tessa; and great-grand, Jeremiah Jr. Tristan.

Ms. Shanell Burse

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December 31, 1974 – October 25, 2019

Memorial Service

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Visitation: 4:00 P.M.
Memorial Service: 6:30 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Ms. Shanell Burse, age 44, passed away Friday, October 25th. She is survived by her parents, Yolanda and Samuel Burse, Sr.; fiance’ Corey Rucker; sister, Gloria (Robert) Sims; brothers, Samuel (Jacqueline) Burse, Jr. and Sammetris (Alecia Phillips) Hopkins; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Dorothy J. McClain

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June 14, 1932 – October 17, 2019


Thursday, October 24, 2019
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Ramsey Street Church of Christ
810 Ramsey Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee
2:00 P.M.

Mrs. Dorothy J. McClain was born on June 14, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dorothy was baptized at a young age at Jackson Street Church of Christ, under the direction of Bro. Graham McGill. In April of 1953, she married the love of her life, the late Clifford McClain, Sr to whom she was married to for 45 years.

Dorothy had several jobs in which she loved very much. She was a nurse at Saint Thomas, a cook at Dots Snack Bar, she loved to sell Avon and took pride in being a housewife. One of her favorite things to do each day was to sing.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents John Henry & Hannah Couch; husband Clifford McClain, Sr.; two daughters, Carol McClain and Penelope “Penny” McClain; two sisters, Gloria “Teddy” Jackson and Mildred Ross; two brothers, Harry Sexton and Harold Sexton; granddaughter, Nicolette “Nikki” Threat; great grandson, Anthony London; daughter-in-law, Teresa McClain; two sisters-in-law, Betty McClain and Mildred Ann McClain; and three brothers-in-law, Alva McClain, Maurice McClain and Franklin Young.

Dorothy leaves to cherish her loving memories, her children, Shirley (Joseph) Johnson, Clifford McClain, Jr., Sharon McClain and Audrey (Larry) Elliott; grandchildren, Tianna Onyebuagu, Anthony (Trellis) Johnson, L’qisha McClain, Malisa Whitsey, Jannetta McClain and Antjuan Johnson; great grandchildren, Kenneth, DJ, Ze’Keijha, Alexandria, Myiah, Alisa, Faith, Anthony, Jayden, Natasha, Tarvis and Essence, great great grandchildren, Nevaeh and DJ, III; sisters, Evelyn Weddington and Carolyn Dupree; brother, Thomas Sexton; sisters-in-law, Inez Young and Elizabeth McClain; brothers-in-law, George McClain and Ricky McClain; devoted friends, Graham McGill, Larry Robertson, Vinita Hardin, Ell T. Biggers, Stephanie Watson and Mary Buchanan; and a host of other relatives and friends

Mrs. Ora Jean Ransom

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June 27, 1930 – October 16, 2019


Friday, October 25, 2019
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Locust Ridge P.B. Church
4991 Murfreesboro Road
Arrington, Tennessee

Johnson Cemetery
Eagleville, Tennessee

Ora Jean Ransom departed this earthly life Wednesday, October 16, 2019. She was born June 27, 1930 in Nashville, TN to the late Georgia Anna Starnes and Jesse Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Ransom and two brothers, Jesse Buchanan and Veron; one son, David Ransom.

Ora Jean Ransom accepted Christ at the age of thirteen and was baptized in August 1943 at Beech Grove M.B. Church under Pastor H.L. Jordan. She was united in holy matrimony in June of 1953 to John W. Ransom for over 60 years and from this union thirteen children were born. She was a member of the Mother board and also served as church secretary.

Ora Jean loved the church and her family. She worked at Durango Boots for 15 years. She was homemaker for many years.

She leaves to cherish her memories seven sons, James (Carolyn) Buchanan, Charles (Natalie) Buchanan, John (Vanessa) Ransom, Jesse (Vickie) Ransom, O’Neal (Regina) Ransom, George (Melissa) Ransom and Richard Ransom all of Shelbyville, TN; five daughters, Ruby (Larry) Knoxx, Dorothy Sutton, both of Shelbyville, TN, Betty (Jerry) Esmond of Unionville, TN, Barbara G. Ransom and Denise (Robert) Kelso of Shelbyville, TN; sisters-in-law, Mary (Clay) Knox of Shelbyville, TN, Ora Ann Benford, Sue Ransom of Murfreesboro, TN; brother-in-law, Joe (Evette) Ransom; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.