Ms. Mary Bivens

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July 7, 1945 – May 7, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mary Yvonne Bivens age 72, was born on July 7, 1945 in Wartrace, TN. She went home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 7, 2018 at St Thomas Rutherford Hospital after a short illness.

She accepted Christ at an early age. She attended East Cedar Street until they moved to Bird Street. She was a faithful member until she became ill.

She worked at Model Sportswear for 15 years and Calsonic for 22 years where she retired in 2006. She enjoyed life, family and friends. She especially loved her Lays plain potato chips, Coca-Cola and word puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Wells and Lorene Richardson; one brother, Ray Wells; and only sister, Teresa McClain.

Mary will be sadly missed by her only daughter, Ronetta (James) Wilson of Murfreesboro, TN; grandson, Terrence (Latasha) Bivens of Shelbyville, TN; four brothers, Ron (Dora) Wells of Murfreesboro, TN, Richard (Manila) Wells, Randy (Gail) Wells and Russell (Tonya) Wells all of Shelbyville, TN; one brother-in-law, Clifford McClain, Jr. of Shelbyville, TN; one great-granddaughter, Amyiah Kenney; adopted grandson, Christopher Rippy, of Shelbyville, TN; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special group of ladies, June Taylor, Martha Anderson, Sammie Johnson and Elaine Johnson.

Mr. Robert W. Biggers, Sr.

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September 8, 1941 – May 7, 2018

Service

Friday, May 11, 2018
Visitation & Masonic: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

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

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Rays Family Cemetery
Unionville, Tennessee

Robert Wendell Biggers Sr. was born on September 8, 1941 to the late Willie Lee Sr. and Myrtis Biggers in Unionville, Tn. He left this earthly life on May 7, 2018 in Shelbyville, Tn. He will be greatly missed by all.

Robert was educated at the Bedford County Training School and received his GED from Motlow State Community College. Robert worked at Sears Company as a much-loved salesman for over 20 years. He went on to work at the Shelbyville Housing Authority as a maintenance supervisor until retirement.

Robert accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age. He was a faithful member of Bird Street Church of Christ until his passing. He served in many capacities at the church.

Robert was a devoted member of Charity Lodge No. 82 in Central District 18. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge and served many years as the Grand Pursuivant Emeritus. In the past he held the title of Grand Master, Commander-in- Chief, Secretary to the Deputy of the Orient of Tennessee, and District 18 Treasurer. He was previously a member of the Eastern Star Rebecca 34.

In his free time Robert enjoyed fishing, yard work, hunting, repairing things, and spending time with family.

Robert was preceded in death by his sisters Katherine Biggers and Sammie Frazier, brothers-in-law Ira Taylor and John D. Harrison and sisters-in-law Rose Wiley and Vera Biggers.

“Pops” as he was affectionately known by his family, leaves to mourn his loving wife of 54 years, Chearldean Biggers; devoted son, Robert (Carolyn) Biggers Jr.; dedicated daughters, Carman Biggers and Carla (John) Kennerly; loving grandchildren, Ryan Biggers, Camille Biggers, Jared Bell, Erica Kennerly and JaVon Kennerly; a host of great grandchildren; siblings, Willie (Edith) Biggers Jr., Harold Biggers, Annie Ruth Harrison, Dorothy Jean (John) Brown, Joanne (Harold) Bryant, Larry (Naomi) Biggers, Doyle (Cynthia) Biggers and Gail (Skip) Johnson; sisters-in-law, Darlene J. Taylor and Vera Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Herschel Greene Woods, II

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January 15, 1949 – April 20, 2018

Service

Sunday, April 29, 2018
Lie In State: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 3:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 4:00 P.M.

Oaklands Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church
711 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Herschel Greene Woods, II, departed this earthly life on April 20, 2018, at his home, after a brave and valiant struggle with his health.  Herschel, affectionately known as “Boo,” was born on January 15, 1949, to Mattie Octavia Woods and Herschel Greene Woods, Sr., in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 

Herschel’s early years of education began at Bradley Elementary School.  He attended Holloway High School for two years where he played football for the Holloway Trojans.  In his junior year, he transferred to Oakwood Academy in Huntsville, Alabama graduating in 1967. He attended Middle Tennessee State University for approximately two years.  In addition, he completed the Rutherford County Hospital Medical Technology Program.  Herschel worked as a certified Medical Laboratory Technician at Riverside Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Mid-Cumberland Medical Laboratories, and Research Solvent and Chemicals.  

After several years of working in the laboratory career field, Herschel’s interest changed. His uncanny ability for retail sales placed him as one of the top automotive salespersons in the Middle Tennessee area receiving numerous awards, accolades, and recognitions.  He demonstrated this ability working for Warren Motor Company, Quality Motors, Neil Sadler Buick, and Alexander Ford. 

In 1999, Herschel developed a liking for computer technology and completed a certification in computer repair and worked in that field until his health began to fail.

At an early age, Herschel attended Allen Chapel AME church and was later baptized into the Oaklands Park Seventh Day Adventist Church.  Herschel took great pride in his culinary skills and preparing his special dish, fried chicken.  There was nothing Herschel liked better than sharing a good story with family and friends, particularly his granddaughters, Kami and Kenya.  He could have an engaging conversation with anyone.

It goes without saying, Herschel, was well loved and cherished by those who knew him.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Woods; father, Herschel Greene Woods, Sr; stepfather, James H. Dunston, Sr; and brother in law, Jessie Robinson.

His precious memories will forever be treasured by his devoted son and daughter; Herschel Greene Woods, III, and Herneaschia Greene’ Woods both of Murfreesboro; and his loving grandchildren, Kami Karylayah Bruton, Kenya Olivia Woods, Alyssa L. Wilkerson, and Jadelyn Goff.  He is survived by his loving mother, Mattie Woods Dunston of Murfreesboro; one sister, Marilyn Woods-Robinson of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Frederick (Hope) Woods of Glenn Dale, MD and Collier L. Woods, of Murfreesboro; two aunts, Florence (Preston) Taylor of Nashville, and Barbara (Roy) Alexander of Murfreesboro;  devoted cousins, Sandra Brookes of Murfreesboro, Brenda (Gerald) Singleton, of Nashville; George (Annie) Woods, of Nashville, Deborah (Lee) Harris, of Columbia, MD, and Collier R. (Anjeli) Woods, Jr, of Tallahassee , FL; special friends, James Puckett, Jerry Newsome, Jackie Sanford, and Mary K. Newman, all of Murfreesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he dearly loved.  

Mrs. Ruby Gregory Millner

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October 7, 1924 – April 7, 2018

Services

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Public Viewing: 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Forest Hill – East
2440 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN  38133

Interment
Forest Hill – Midtown
1661 S. Elvis Presley Blvd.
Memphis, TN  38106

Mrs. Madge Cornelia Daniel

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September 20, 1934 – April 5, 2018

Service

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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

Madge Cornelia Daniel, was born September 20, 1934, to the late Leroy and Helen Coplin in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She departed this life on April 5, 2018 peacefully at home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sam Daniel; two brothers, William Sampson and Maurice Coplin. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Special Watson, Leslie Watson and Andre’ Chesterfield.

Madge leaves to cherish her loving children, Lyndon Watson, Ronald (Veronica) Watson, Reginald Watson, Toni (Jerry) Chesterfield and foster daughter, Adrienne Coffee; sisters, Vanessa Mitchell, Valerie Tyler Grant, Cassandra Gray and Darlene Coplin; brothers, Bernard and Christopher Coplin; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Infant Jesus Arellano

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Passed Away April 4, 2018

Graveside Service
Saturday, April 7, 2018
4:00 P.M.
Mt. Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Infant Jesus Arellano, passed away April 4, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Maria Alcala and Victor Arellano; two sisters, Andrea and Alicia Russell; brother, Alex Russell; two aunts, Maria Baucom and Adela Alcala; two uncles, Juan and Jesus Alcala; grandparents, Adela and Jesus Alcala; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. McClain Rucker

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January 23, 1923 – March 21, 2018

Services

Friday, March 30, 2018
Public Viewing 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Sims Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

McClain Rucker was born January 23, 1923 to the late Leonard and Jessie McClain Rucker in Rutherford Co. Tennessee. He departed this life on March 21, 2018   following a lengthy illness.

Preceding in death were five brothers, Leonard, Jr., Elbert (Eb), Ralph, Ellis and Sylvester; two sisters, Marie and Isabell.

He is survived by his devoted wife Tennie Mae Sims Rucker of 69 years.  No children were added to this union.

He attended the Rutherford Co. school system and thereafter did military service in the Army stationed in Germany, fighting in World War II and received medals and certificates.

Mac as he was fondly called by neighbors and friends in the Unionville and Halls Mill community, was a farmer and enjoyed raising cattle, planting crops and just talking about his tractors.  He was employed by Jensens Inc. and by the US Rubber Mill (Uniroyal) in Shelbyville, TN

McClain obeyed the gospel by being baptized into Christ under the ministry of Bro. Anthony R. Booker at the Bird St. Church of Christ and attended regularly until failing health over took him.

In addition to his loving wife Tennie, he leaves to cherish his memory one aunt, Callie McClain; two brothers-in-law, Arbra Sims and George Hampton; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Sims, Vinnie Rucker and Christine Sims; a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, devoted cousins Johnnie G. and Doris Smith, other devoted relatives and friends too numerous to number or name but, he loved each life that he touched in his own special way. He will be sadly missed by many.