Byrus Marquise Hughes

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Freedom of Worship
6700 John Bragg Hwy
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. Morris Ray Brown

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July 26, 1952 – November 3, 2018


Friday, November 9, 2018
Pubic Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Rd., La Vergne, TN

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Ramsey Street Church of Christ
810 Ramsey Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
La Vergne, Tennessee

Morris Ray Wilson Brown was born on July 26, 1952 to the late Mary Ella Brown and Morris Wilson.  He departed this life November 3, 2018.

He was educated in the Rutherford County Public School System.  He graduated from Smyrna High School.  He then went to work for Williams Printing Company where he retired.

Morris was baptized at Sand Hill Church of Christ where he was a Sunday School Superintendent.  When he moved to Nashville, he attended the Ramsey Street Church of Christ.

He was not married or had any children, but he had plenty of nieces and nephews that he loved very much.

Morris was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Brown.

Morris leaves to cherish his memory, five sisters, JoAnn Swanson, Rosa (John) Darden, Geraldine Wade, Clarice Brown and Carolyn Gaines; two brothers, James and David Brown; four nieces; four nephews; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, family and friends.

Juan De Dios Hernandez

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July 20, 2000 – October 27, 2018


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Public Viewing: 5:30 P.M.
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Rd., LaVergne, TN

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church
10682 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
LaVergne, Tennessee

Hoy que gozas de completa felicidad y paz, nos dejas con las mejores memorias sobre tu sonrisa, tus ganas de vivir, bailar y amor para tu familia. Extrañaremos tu presencia pero vives en nuestros corazones por toda la eternidad.

“Glorifica mi alma al Señor y mi espíritu se llena de gozo, al contemplar la bondad de Dios mi Salvador. Porque ha puesto la mirada en la humilde sierva suya y ved aquí el motivo porque me tendrán por dichosa y feliz todas las generaciones. Pues ha hecho en mi favor, cosas grandes y maravillosas, él que es Todopoderoso y su nombre infinitamente santo, cuya misericordia se extiende de generación en generación, a todos cuantos le temen. Extendió el brazo de su poder, y disipo el orgullo de los soberbios, trastornando sus designios. Desposeyó a los poderosos y elevó a los humildes. A los necesitados los llenó de bienes y a los ricos los dejó sin cosa alguna. Exaltó a Israel su siervo, acordándose de él por su gran misericordia y bondad. Así como lo había prometido a nuestro padre Abraham y a toda su descendencia por los siglos de los siglos.”   Amén

Mr. Robert McDonald

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April 19, 1929 – October 27, 2018


Friday, November 2, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Neal’s Temple Presbyterian Church
313 Maple Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Robert McDonald was born on April 19, 1929 to the late Lucy Bonner McDonald and John McDonald.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018.

Robert worked in the dry-cleaning industry for a number of years.  He was the first black announcer at the local radio station WEKR and was known by the DJ name, Uncle Ned.  Robert was a co-founding member of The Heavenly Stars, a gospel group known for their distinctive harmony, and they were the opening act for such artists as Sam Cooke and the Staple Singers.  Robert was also manager and lead singer of another gospel group called The Melodyaires, which was formed after The Heavenly Stars, and he possessed a beautiful baritone singing voice, which both his sons, John and Larry, inherited.  Robert also served as a board member for the Fayetteville Housing Authority for several years.

He was a lifelong member of Neal’s Temple C.P. Church in Fayetteville.  He served as Elder, Superintendent of Sunday School, Church Clerk, Representative for the Regional Elk River Presbytery, and was an active member of his Church until his illness.   He was a role model and confidante to many of the church leaders, and many viewed him as a father figure.  He was recognized for his spiritual gift of knowledge and would often minister to the congregation during the pastor’s absence.

He married the love of his life, Irene Jones McDonald, on December 17, 1945, and to this union four children were born.  Robert was devoted to his family and enjoyed the bond he shared with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, parents and seven siblings:  Henry, George A., John (Bubba), Thomas, Melvin and Fred (Moon) McDonald, and sister, Marie Howard.

He leaves to cherish his memories:  two sons, John Robert (Irene P.) McDonald of Murfreesboro, TN; Larry Carlton (Jacqueline) McDonald of Austin, TX; two daughters, Pamela M. (William) Stephens of Huntsville, AL; and Angela M. Hopkins of Fayetteville, TN; sister-in-law, Isabell McDonald (Detroit, MI); brother-in-law, Eugene (Alice) Jones of Dayton, OH; devoted friends of the family, Carol C. and Tony Foster of Fayetteville, and Mary G. McDonald of Fayetteville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. George A. Collier

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November 9, 1935 – October 15, 2018


Thursday,  October 18, 2018
Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Road
LaVergne, Tennessee

George A. Collier was born in Rutherford County TN to his parents, Fred James Collier, Sr. and Ellen Alberta Brown Collier.  To this union, three children were born, Fred Jr., Annie Seline and George.

George was educated in the Rutherford County School System where he attended Silver Springs Elementary School and Holloway High School in Murfreesboro, TN.

He was baptized at an early age at Silver Springs Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an usher.  Later in his years, he united with Sand Hill Church of Christ.

George served in the Army for several years.  Upon his return, he married Betty J. Mayes and to this union, nine children were born.

George and his brother Joe had a Construction Company for many years and later he worked for Middle TN Electric Company where he retired.

George leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife, Betty Collier; children, George Jr. (Mary), Larry, Eli, Lacy, Tracy (Trinette), Stacey (Bruce) and Roberta; sisters, Annie Bass and Joyce Christman; 18 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Wordna McKnight

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April 5, 1944 – September 26, 2018


Friday, October 5, 2018
Public Viewing: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro,  TN

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Woodbury Church of Christ
100 East Water Street
Woodbury, Tennessee

Hoover Cemetery
Woodbury, Tennessee

Mrs. Wordna McKnight was born on April 05, 1944 to the late Jim and Hattie Adams. She departed this life on September 26, 2018 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Wiley G. Adams and Pauline Johnson; her children James W. Anderson, Sharon Douglas and William B. Anderson III; and grand-daughter, LaKisha Caruthers. 

Mrs. McKnight was an active and devoted member of the Auburn Hills Church of Christ of Woodbury, TN. She attended worship services regularly until her health began to decline. Through her illness, she remained strong in her love, faith and praise to Jesus Christ. 

Mrs. McKnight dedicated her life to caring, giving and loving all who were in her presence. Throughout the years, she touched many lives, hearts and people of those in the community. For over 20 years, Mrs. Wordna organized a community meal between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, until she was unable to do so because of her health. Despite any personal circumstances, Mrs. McKnight enjoyed helping others in any way possible. She was well known for her amazing cooking and baking skills, as well as her kind and welcoming spirit. A strong legacy remains standing in Wordna McKnight’s honor. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, her devoted husband of 40 years, Henry T. McKnight; her daughters, Cynthia (Don) Smith, Conteria (Donald) Claybrooks and Sonia Bates; her son, Shondell Frazier; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many loving friends.