Mrs. Socorro Basurto Vivar


February 26, 1975 – December 5, 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Mass: 1:00 P.M.

St. William of Montevergine Catholic Church
500 South Brittain Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Deja a tras a su esposo José Del Rio Basurto, sus tres hijos  Luis (14), Cristian (12),  y Brenda Del Rio Basurto(3)
También deja a sus hermanos, y otros familiares.
Señor  no me dejes decaer, dame fuerzas y entendimiento para continuar con su ausencia.
Nunca estamos preparados para perder a un ser querido que nos deja de repente.
A la orden de Dios que hace las cosas Perfectas.
Nos regala a ese ser para amarlo.
Nos acompaña en los momentos felices, hermosos y memorables, y también en los momentos más difíciles de uno. Ahora se lleva a Socorro a su lado.
Pero nos deja los más hermosos recuerdos, y  bellos momentos en nuestra vida.
Ella era la luz, el brillo y alegría.
Vivirá en nuestros recuerdos siempre, a cada instante todos los días de nuestras vidas.
Mientras esta en nuestro corazón, nunca nos separaremos, siempre estará en nuestra mente noche y día.
Esta dentro de nosotros, y también es parte de nuestras vidas por siempre.
Diosito eres nuestra guía ahora
No nos dejes solos. Esta es un prueba más dura de la vida y al saber que hay que enfrontarla. y no es fácil.
Señor en tus manos pongo a este ser y mi Corazón.  Te amo siempre por darnos tanto Diosito Lindo.Acompáñame mas ahora. Amen..

Mr. Prentice “Pete” Foster


May 20, 1930 – December 1, 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Sevier Street First Baptist Church
921 Sevier Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Middle TN Veterans Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee

Prentice “Pete” Foster was born on May 20, 1930 to the late Ollie Mai Rainer in Brownsville, Tennessee.  After his mother’s death, he was raised by his aunt and uncle the late Odessa and John H. Jaycox. 

Prentice graduated from high school, worked a variety of jobs, and travelled across the country before joining the Army Reserves in 1951.  After serving two years in the Army, he continued to serve his country by serving in the Navy from 1953-1960.  While in the Navy he was presented with the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Bronze Star.  He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1960. 

During his time in the Navy he met the love of his life Queen Esther Fulcher.  The two were joined in Holy Matrimony on July 23, 1957.  This union was blessed with four daughters Teresa, Beverly, Brenda, Darlene, and one son Prentice Jr. (Deceased). 

After his discharge from the Navy, they moved to Wichita, Kansas where he worked for Cessna Aircraft Corporation.  In 1967, they moved to Saginaw, Michigan where he was employed by Dow Chemical Company.  He retired from Dow in 1991.  They moved to Shelbyville, Tennessee in 2008. 

Prentice was preceded in death by two sisters Pearlie Mae Palmer and Juanita Nixon; and four brothers, Leo Foster, Willie Jaycox, Johnnie Frank Jaycox, and Charles Foster. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years Queen Esther Foster; his daughters, Barbara (Charles) Howard of Austin, TX, Teresa (Earl) Webb of Shelbyville, TN, Beverly Foster of Smyrna, TN, Brenda Trapp of Tacoma, WA and Darlene (Willie) Hendricks of Shelbyville, TN; brothers, LC (Willie Lou) Young of Decatur, IL and Jimmy D. Palmer of Detroit, MI; fifteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, close family friend Meredith Davis, many other nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mr. James Quinton Batten Cantrell


April 17, 1983 – November 26, 2016


Friday, December 2, 2016
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Oaklands, Seventh-Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

James Quinton Batten Cantrell was born April 17, 1983 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee to his mother Revonda Batten and father Jimmy Cantrell.  He departed this life on November 26, 2016 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He attended Mitchell Neilson Elementary School, Riverdale High School and later received his GED.

Quinton professed his hope in Christ at an early age.  He was baptized in the Oakland Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred Batten, Sr.; grandfather, Victor Cantrell, Sr.; grandmother, Minnie Cantrell; and brother, Steven Woods.

Quinton leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Revonda Batten; father, Jimmy Cantrell; four sisters, Stephanie Echagile, Jamese Waters, Alexis Waters and Demetria Batten; one brother, Matthew Harris; grandmother, Vergie M. Batten; four nieces, Nevaeh Martin, Ariah Cantrell, Janiah Waters and Eghosa Echagile; two nephews, Immanuel Wade and Dion Wilson Brown; devoted friend, Alexis Woods; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Sharon R. McCroskey-Woods


September 18, 1955 – November 7, 2016


Saturday, November 12, 2016
Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

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

Sharon Renee Bullard McCroskey Woods departed this life on November 7, 2016, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Sharon Renee Bullard McCroskey Woods, was the oldest of three children. She was born on September 18, 1955 to the late Willie Fred and Dr. Idella Bullard in Chicago, Illinois.

She graduated from Kenwood High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1973. She graduated from Middle TN State University in 1978, with a major in Biology and a minor in English.

She united in holy matrimony with David McCroskey. To this union a son was born, Frederick Morrice McCroskey. She later married Herschel Woods, II, in 2011. She accepted Christ at a very young age in Chicago, Illinois. She later joined Allen Chapel AME Church in Murfreesboro, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents Willie Fred Bullard, Dr. Idella Bullard Brooks and step-father, Lonie Brooks.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Herschel Woods, II; one son, Frederick Morrice McCroskey; one step-son, Herschel Woods, III; two step-daughters, Ronda Brown and Herneshia Woods, all of Murfreesboro, TN; mother-in-law, Mattie Woods Dunston; two, god-sons, Albert Miles, III and Essex Johnson; one god-daughter, Alicia Drake; one devoted brother, Cedric (Angie) Bullard of Chicago, IL; one sister Brittany Benjamin of Chicago, IL; two brothers-in-law, Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenn Dale, MD and Collier Woods of Murfreesboro, TN; sister-in-law, Marilyn Woods-Robinson of Murfreesboro, TN; three extremely devoted friends (like sisters), Bonita Furcron of Chicago, IL, Penny Miles and Tina Puckett of Murfreesboro, TN; one Aunt Hattie Mai Johnson of Louisville, KY; one great Uncle Arthur (Linda) Oates of Shelbyville, TN; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Aliene Ross Akins


July 17, 1935 – October 16, 2016


Friday, October 21, 2016
Lie In State: 10:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Johnson Road Cemetery
Christiana, Tennessee

Mrs. Aliene Ross Akins was born on July 17, 1935.  At age 81, she passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Boulevard Terrace in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by two sons and one grandchild.

Mrs. Akins is survived by her husband, Robert “Honeybun” Akins; six sons, Daniel (Bernice) Akins, Nathaniel (Danielle) Akins, Carl Akins, Thomas (Kim) Akins, Anthony Akins and Alvin Akins; seven grandchildren, Daniel Jr., Janice, Darian, Darrell, LaRon, Tea and C.J.; three great grandchildren; along with a host of other relatives and friends

Ms. Sherrie Medearis


November 30, 1947 – October 6, 2016


Saturday, October 15, 2016
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mt. Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Ms. Sherrie Marie Medearis departed this life at Saint Thomas Rutherford.

She was born in Bedford County Tennessee on November 30, 1947 to the late Robert Curtis Medearis and Magnolia Cannon Medearis. 

Sherrie obeyed Christ at an early age at East Cedar Street Church of Christ until her health failed at Bird Street Church of Christ.

She attended Skill Development Center for over 30 years.  Sherrie loved her family and friends.  She loved music, people and dancing some of her favorite foods were hamburgers, French fries, sodas, fried chicken and coffee.

She always greeted everyone with a smile.

Sherrie leaves to cherish her memories, one sister, Carolyn (James) Buchanan; two nephews, Christopher (Ramona) Medearis and Jabbar (Jessica) Buchanan; one niece Angela (Damon) Lewis; and many other relatives and friends.