Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn

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January 13, 1965 – April 18, 2017


Sunday, April 23, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

Monday, April 24, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Hillcrest Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Tiesa Lavon Bailey Vaughn was brought into this world on January 13, 1965 and passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 Tiesa is survived by her parents, Mildred Thompson and Harry Bailey; one daughter, Brandi Angeline Minor; two brothers, Tommy Lance Bailey and Timothy Lamont Bailey; grandmother, Angeline Bailey; one grandchild, Geneses Trinity Bailey; aunts, Mabel Smith, Alice Smith, Edith (Robert) Young, Mary Overton and Marie McClain; uncles, William Bailey, Ford Ronald Bailey and George (Rachel) Johnson; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Cynthia M. Miles

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July 29, 1980 – April 18, 2017


Thursday, April 20, 2017
Public Viewing: 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, April 21, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church
209 South Bilbro
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Smyrna Cemetery
Smyrna, Tennessee

Cynthia Monique Miles was born on July 29, 1980 to the late William “Bookie” Sanders.  The granddaughters of the late Allie Sue Martin and Roberta Sanders.
She was called home on April 18, 2017.

She attended the Rutherford County school system.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age and rededicated her life a few years ago to Springhill Missionary Baptist Church.

Monique was the proud daughter of Pamela Miles and a devoted mother of two children, son, Tavion Gordon and daughter, D’Ziah Mayer.  She also leaves behind four brothers, Kenneth Malone, Shane, Shawn and Tony Sanders, all of Murfreesboro, TN; three sisters, Chanel Sanders, Lokesial Sanders of Murfreesboro, TN and Shannon Sanders of Nashville, TN; plenty of step-siblings; lots of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family and friends; devoted family and friend, Mrs. Patricia Sanders Hathaway, Johnny Cheers and family, Mrs. Jackie Claybrooks and family Ella Malone and family…Thanks for being a big part of Cynthia’s life.

Mrs. Lena Emerette Hamilton

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March 11, 1945 – April 7, 2017


Saturday April 15, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

First Missionary Baptist Church
113 Natchez Street
Franklin, Tennessee

Pinecrest Cemetery
Columbia, Tennessee

Lena Emerette Hamilton was born March 11, 1945 to the late Willie Joe Alexander and Willie Mae Gordon.  She left this earthly life on Friday, April 7, 2017.

Lena was a graduate from Natchez High School, class of 1963 and then attended Tennessee State University.  She was employed by two daycares and worked with child nutrition for Franklin Special school district.  She was also a seamstress, baker, cook and a nurturer.

Lena was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years where she taught Sunday school for decades.

She was preceded in death by brother, Bruce Alexander and son-in-law, Jeff Chatman.

Lena is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Fred Hamilton III; daughter, Lisa Renee Hamilton-Chatman; son, Darryl Kevin (Nicole) Hamilton; sisters, Tena (Tarry) Walker, Lucille (Donnell) Robertson and Doris Walker; brothers, Walter Alexander and Thomas (Rita) Alexander; grandchildren, Jelisa Chatman, Sabrina Hamilton and Jordan Chatman; mother-in-law, Juanita Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Reva Witherspoon and Lolita Fleming; brothers-in-law, Cordell (Julie) Witherspoon, James (Emma) Witherspoon and Keith (Christy) Witherspoon; and many other relatives and friends.


Mr. Fred Bean, Sr.


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May 3, 1926 – March 30, 2017


Saturday, April 1, 2017
Public Viewing: 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Family Visitation: 1:30 P.M.
Funeral Service: 3:00 P.M.

Elm Street Church of Christ
44 Elm Street North
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Mulberry Cemetery
Mulberry, Tennessee

Fred Bean, Sr. was born May 3, 1926 to the late Jody and Mattie Pearl Parks Bean.  He left this earthly life on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Fred Bean, Sr. was educated in Kelso, TN.  He worked and retired from the Jack Daniels Distillery after 25 years in 1991.

He was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, TN for over 60 years.  Fred loved his family, family gatherings, farming, cars, and his dogs.

In December of 1942, Fred married Annie G. Cannon Bean, and to this union, nine children were born.  They had a special relationship with Zeno and Wilma Early who have been friends of the family for over 50 years.

Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Annie G. Cannon Bean; parents, Jody and Mattie Pearl Parks Bean; two sons, Fred Bean, Jr. and Bobby Bean; daughter, Nannie Trollinger; granddaughter, Mary L. Reese; son-in-law, Tommy Reese, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jeanette Hampton Bean; two sisters, Gladys Webb and Josephine Bean; and five brothers, Robert, James, Wilfred, Joe and Thelbert Bean.

Fred leaves to cherish his memories, three daughters, Anne Bailey, Mary (Walter) Wright and Melody (Allen) Dalton; three sons, Thomas (Margaret) Bean, Jerry Bean and Stanley Bean; sister-in-law, Alice Bailey; 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Charles William Divens

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April 8, 1938 – March 28, 2017


Friday,  March 31, 2017
Public Viewing: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville,  TN

Saturday,  April 1, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

As of March 28, 2017, we know that Heaven is a brighter place because God has brought home one of his loyal and faithful servants.

Enjoy you Heavenly Rest Charles, it is much deserved.

Today, we have all stopped to celebrate the Life of Charles William Divens. Charles was born on April 8, 1939 in Petersburg Tennessee to the late HUB (BEAR) and ANNIE MAE DIVENS.  He departed this life on Tuesday, March, 28, 2017.

Charles received his education in his early years in the Public School System in Petersburg and Fayetteville, Tennessee, later graduating from Bedford County Training School in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Charles obeyed the Gospel, accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior under the leadership of Brother Vick Hensley at the Mulberry Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville, Tennessee, later placing his membership at Bird Street Church of Christ.  HE TRULY LOVED THE LORD, and always worked diligently in the Church.  He was a farmer by trade and always worked hard at any task given to him.

If you knew him or ever met him, you loved him.  He was one of the nicest and kindest person, with a warm greeting, kind deeds and willingness to aid any worthy person or cause.  He will be greatly missed

Charles was preceded in death by his God Mothers, Sarah Mae Greer, Audie Lee Porter and Rebecca Harper.  They all loved him very much and was always there for him; friends, George Greer and Carolyn Reese.

Charles will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of many.  his honorary nieces, nephews, cousins by way of the Greer, Porter and Harper families; longtime friend Joseph Greer, whom he loved very much; his Bird Street Church of Christ family; and the area wide Church of Christ families.