Mrs. Peggy Ann Bean

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February 11, 1938 – June 21, 2017

Service

Friday, June 30, 2017
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

St. Paul AME Church
521 College Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Interment
Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

LaToya Shuntae Thompson Nelson

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July 5, 1979 – June 20, 2017

Services

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Family Visitation: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Cummins Street Church of Christ
511 Cummins Street, Franklin, TN

Friday, June 23, 2017
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Green Meadow Church of Christ
348 Squire Hall Road
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield, Tennessee

Brother Ralph Thompson and Sister Machelle were blessed on July 5, 1979 with the birth of their daughter, Sister Latoya Shuntae Thompson Nelson. She was the source of immeasurable joy for her parents. LaToya was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Delores Moore Fleming and uncle, Vincent Fleming. She was baptized at the age of twelve years old, making God an integral part of her life. LaToya loved church and was a devoted member of the Green Meadow Church of Christ. She taught 3rd – 5th Grade Sunday School Class and served on the Education and Hospitality Committees.

LaToya was a creative decorator and loved baking an array of tasty desserts. She put her heart and soul into everything that she did, with a level of class, sophistication, and excellence. You could always depend on her to use her talents decorating the church for various occasions. Name the event and LaToya could create a gorgeous memorable theme. Her brownies were one of her favorite dishes.

LaToya was a trailblazer as a member of the first graduating class of Centennial High School. Her versatility and talent allowed her to be a batonist and Tennessee Twirler. She played the Clarinet, and was a member of the Freshman Basketball Team, being a star 3-point shooter.

LaToya loved children and was passionate about making a difference in their lives. This zeal led her to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Tennessee State University. She then launched her career as a licensed clinical social worker with the YWCA Domestic Violence Center. LaToya’s career continued as a Social Worker for the Department of Children Protective Services, Foster Care, and The Child Advocacy Center.

With a passion for learning and achieving, LaToya returned to school and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cumberland University.

Still wanting to make an even greater impact in the lives of children and their well-being, she decided to make a career change and received a second Master’s Degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University. LaToya became a Certified Teacher and worked at Blackman Elementary School teaching 5th Grade Math and Science. As an educator she would take a hand, open a mind and touch a heart. She expanded her talents beyond the classroom as a member of the National Teacher’s Association.

LaToya loved being engaged and being involved. She was a phenomenal woman with a strong spirit, a great depth of resilience, a compassionate spirit, and a very kind heart. She was an active and dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter. She loved her sorority sisters and considered them a part of her family.

LaToya was united in holy matrimony to William Junior Nelson. God blessed this union with three children, Nadia, Javon Edward and Kennedi Machelle and grandson, Kendall. They were the love of her life and the sparkles in her eyes.

LaToya will be greatly missed. The love that she shared and her wonderful memories will live on in the hearts and minds of her husband, children, grandson, parents Ralph and Machelle Thompson, brother Quinton (Brittany) Thompson, grandparents, Joseph and JoAnn Blair and Johnny Fleming; aunts, Eleanor (Chester) Blair, Angela Shelton, Patrice (Brice) Cheatham, Patricia Blair; uncles, Robert Blair, Michael Fleming, Jeffery Blair; parents-in-law, William and Marie Nelson; sisters-in-law, Felicia Nelson, Alecia (Jim) Dixon; nieces, Shacobia, Amiyah, Kya, Nariah; nephews, Maurice, Markuis; devoted cousins, Rosalind, Yvonne, Tameka, Judith, Shirley and Cassandra; God mother, Iris Prince; God brother, LeTivias Demond Prince; play brothers, Chris Fleming and Joseph Sanders; play sister, Kenya Miles; devoted friends, The Green Meadow Church of Christ Family, Mrs. Cynthia Ford and Blackman Elementary School – 5th Grade Team, Stacy Murdic, Alysa Davis, Kristy Gregory, Christina Moody and Ninetka Franklin, and a host of other devoted relatives and friends.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

 

Mr. Fred Kirby Pinkerton

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September 18, 1931 – June 15, 2017

Service

Monday, June 19, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Stones River Primitive Baptist Church
2315 Joe B. Jackson Parkway
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Pinkerton Memorial Gardens
Christiana, Tennessee

Fred K. Pinkerton opened his eyes to the world on September 18, 1931. He closed his eyes to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017.  He was the sixth child born to the late Fletcher C. & Ida D. Haynes Pinkerton.  He is also preceded in death by his loving wife, Lillian Jean Johnson Pinkerton, son Frederick D. Pinkerton, grandson Juantae Pinkerton, and mother-in-law Martha Smith. 

Fred was educated in the Rutherford county elementary school and graduated from Holloway High School.  He accepted Christ at East Castle Street Original Church of God in Murfreesboro under Elder Beard from Lebanon and participated in the HYPU, Sunday school and sung in the quartet with the Wondering Echoes leading the song “In Shady Green Pastures” with the group.  He was a member of the deacon board at Bethesda Original Church of God and East Castle Street Original Church of God.  He enlisted in the Air Force and served over 6 years of service.  He was united in holy matrimony December 25, 1958 to Lillian Jean Johnson and they raised 6 children, Juana (Picksley) Cheek, Ronnie (Kerrice) Pinkerton, Tina (Rene) Dalley, Calvin (La-Vette) Pinkerton, and Michael Pinkerton.

He is preceded in death by James (Minister Samella) Pinkerton, Bishop Minnie (Clarence) Bradley, Ida B. (Robert) Brown, Laura Lorrell (Elder George) Williams, Charles (Bertha) Pinkerton.  He is survived by brothers Montana Pinkerton, Robert (Louise deceased) Pinkerton, and sister June (Glenn Jr.) Beard.

He leaves also his grandchildren: Jakeisha, Demetrius, Ronald Jr., Kenya, LaShonda, Fletcher, Antwan, Jowohne, Zephian, and Zion.  Great grandchildren, Cheyanne, Nautica, Demetrius Jr., Rontarious, Ronisha, Derontez, Dasia and a host of many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends. 

Mrs. Gladys Jones

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January 18, 1926 – June 12, 2017

Service

Monday, June 19, 2017
Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Florence Church of Christ
6732 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Florence Church of Christ
6732 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Hermitage Memorial Gardens
Hermitage, Tennessee

Gladys M. Chunn Jones was born on January 18, 1926 to the late Janie Blankenship and Walter Chunn.  She passed away on June 12, 2017 at the age of 91. Sis. Jones was a member of Jefferson Pike Church of Christ for many years. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and visiting the sick and shut-in every week.

Gladys Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Corky Jones.

She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Judy Jones; sisters, Hattie Chunn Thompson, Johnnie Chunn and Gloria Chunn; brother, William (Annette) Chunn; granddaughters, Valencia (Michael) Harding; great grandchildren, Arieanna and Michael Harding, Jr.; devoted nieces, Amanda and Hattie McCord, Idella Baldwin, Jeanice McCord, Michelle Chunn; devoted nephews, Kenneth Chunn, Rodney Thompson, John Dismukes and Curtis McCord; devoted friends, Rosa and Buck Darden; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Ms. Mary E. Daniels

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July 30, 1953 – June 10, 2017

Service

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Olive Branch Church
1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

Friday, June 16, 2017
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Olive Branch Church
1115 Minerva Drive
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Barfield, Tennessee

Mary Ellen Daniels was born July 30, 1953 in Rutherford County to Stella Mae and the late Grant E Daniels.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Melvin E. Daniels, Sr.  Mary made her ascent home peacefully on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at her residence.

Mary, “Mary D”, or “D Baby” as she was affectionately known as to many, was educated entirely in the Rutherford County School System, having attended Bradley School before graduating from Central High School in The Class of 1971.  She was proudly a part of the “Class Of ’71-50 Forever” as she would proudly say that started in 2004.  Any time Mary would see a classmate, she would say, “That’s my classmate”. 

She was employed by Heatcraft Manufacturing, Vultee (AVCO) Aerostructure better known Triumph Facilities, the police department as a Crossing Guard, and served faithfully for many years at Hellum Funeral Home Inc., and Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, TN.

She united with Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church at a young age under the leadership of the late Reverend Hugh L. Trimble. Mary served faithfully at Mt. Zion for many years as Sunday School Superintendent, on the Van Ministry, and custodian of the church. She later united with Original Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Charles Williams, Jr, who was also her current Pastor that baptized her.  She served faithfully as an usher for the National and State Level Original Church of God, Inc. until her health began to decline.

Under the leadership and coaching of her father, the late Grant E. Daniels, William Gray, & Dorothy (Mama Dot) McKnight, Mary played softball with the Soul Sisters Softball Team for many years where they won the State Tournament in 1972 in Chattanooga, TN. She was also a proud member of the Rebecca Carney Temple #798 (Elk’s Club) for over 40 years where she served in the community until her health declined.

Mary was very well known in the Murfreesboro community and she never met a stranger.  Early every Sunday morning you could always hear her voice on 1450 AM on the programs “To God Be the Glory” and “Straight From the Heart”.  More than anything, she was known for her sense of humor and jokes.  She was one who did not bite her tongue and always said what was on her mind.  She loved her family and always demanded attention at family gatherings and socials to get everyone to laugh.

Above everything else, Mary would tell you her greatest accomplishment occurred on December 30th, 1985 when her son Jarrod was born.  Everyone that was affiliated with Mary knew that he was her son and the love of her life.  There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for Jarrod or “Bubba” as she would call him.  When you saw Mary, you always saw Jarrod with her.  She always wanted to make sure he was taken care of.  She was devoted mother, who taught Jarrod everything he knows and how to be independent.  She would often say, “Jarrod, you are a blessed son, and God has been good to us and has never left us”.

Mary is survived by her devoted and beloved son, Jarrod T. Daniels Howse of Murfreesboro, TN.; her devoted mother, Stella M. Daniels of Murfreesboro,TN; one brother, Henry (Dubie) Knox of Murfreesboro,TN; one devoted sister, Ruth O. Daniels of Murfreesboro, TN; two sisters, Judith Daniels of Murfreesboro, TN, and Shelia Johnson of Nashville, TN, and a host of nieces and nephews;  three aunts: Addie L. Lyons & Lois Knox of Murfreesboro, TN, and Rebecca Overall of Lebanon, TN.; several cousins, relatives, and friends; as well as two devoted friends: Harold (Louise) Lusk of Rock Island, TN and Ann Dunn of Murfreesboro, TN.  She is preceded in death by her father, Grant E Daniels and her brother, Melvin E. Daniels, Sr.

Mr. William Woodrow “Fats” King

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March 24, 1935 – June 10, 2017

Service

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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

Mr. William “Fats” Woodrow King, was born on March 24, 1935 to the late Hershell King, Sr. and Ella Emmaline Peoples.  He passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017, age of 82, at his residence in Newnan, Georgia.

Mr. King was enlisted in the US Army December 31, 1959.  Shortly after, on November 20, 1964, he married Stella Louise Rucker.  Mr. King was baptized into Christ at Mt. View Church of Christ by Bro. Charlie Carter, Sr.  He drove trucks for 43 years.  He loved to go fishing and enjoyed working on cars with his favorite nephew, George Kelly.

He was preceded in death by father, Hershell King, Sr.; mother, Ella Emmaline Peoples; two sisters, Helen Lee Marie King and Sarah Bell; four brothers, Hershell King, Jr., Ernest King, Albert King and Don King.

Mr. King is survived by his wife of 54 years, Stella Louise King; one daughter, Kala King; two sons, Kachatte N. King and Rashad King; two sisters, Pauline Davis and Cassie Mae McFarland; one brother, Walter (Mai) King; devoted granddaughter, Misa Roselyna King; three grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.