Mrs. Sarah E. Liggett

May 4, 1927 – January 17, 2021

Service

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Family Visitation: 2:00 P.M.

Life Celebration: 3:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Interment

Willow Mount Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mrs. Valerie Jean Brazelton

March 4, 1965 – January 7, 2021

Services

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Private Graveside Service

Clay Hill Cemetery

Chapel Hill, Tennessee

Valerie Jean Brazelton, age 55, passed away Thursday, January 7th. She is survived by her mother, Shirley Scott; children, Shelettia Allen, Quintus Brazelton and Carnisha (Foy) King; grandchildren, Jazsmin Allen, Kayla Rhodes, Jamiya Allen, Quantavious Bell, Jalen Pham-Brazelton, Zayden Buford, Peyton Pendergrass, Dominique King, LeCurtis Garmon and Atayviah Dillard-Brazelton; great grandchildren, Bryah Rhodes and EJ Bell; brothers, Lonnie Bradford Kelley and Wyatt Erving Allen; step brother, Damon “Teddy” Marsh; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Lincoln Douglas White

February 12, 1943 – January 6, 2021

Service

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Graveside Service

11:00 A.M.

Willow Mount Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mr. Lincoln Douglas White, age 77, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earlene Cathey White and Hughlett White, Sr. He is survived by his children, Michael (Kesha) White and Aimee (Fredrick) Taylor; stepson, Edward Buckingham; grandchildren, Kayla White, Kyana White and Titus Taylor; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Ms. Barbara Ann Christmon

May 13, 1951 – January 2, 2021

Service

Friday, January 8, 2021

Public Viewing: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

Greater Faith M.B. Church

522 Meridian Street

Nashville, Tennessee

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Interment

Bethel Cemetery

Walter Hill, Tennessee

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The Celebration of Life Service

will be streamed via Zoom and FB Live

Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/7185955802

Meeting ID: 718 595 5802

Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/3xQsTZDO4

Barbara Ann Christmon was born May 13, 1951 and departed this earthly life on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

Barbara was the 1st child to the late Willie Dee & Azzie Lee Christmon. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and later educated in the Metropolitan Nashville School District and attended Cameron High School. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age and was raised up and learned about our Lord and Savior at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Lascassas, TN. As a child she enjoyed hanging around the Bethel Church family singing in the choir and participating in various church auxiliaries. Barbara was a dedicated member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church then later moved to Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church. She faithfully attended church and always sang in the choir until her health prevented her from doing so.

She always enjoyed singing in the church choir, cooking, and spending time with her family — especially her grandchildren! She was a member of the Red Hat Social Club “Southside Divas” and honorary member of the Midtown Socialites.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, two sisters, Hattie (Samuel) Esmond and Teresa Talley; one brother Kim (Kandi) Marthel; three children, Jarrod Christmon, Stacey (Cynthia) Christmon and Lakesha Christmon; eight grandchildren, JarQuetta, Shante, Christopher, Deionna, Kristopher, Jordan, Macey and Kayden; two great grandchildren, Zaharion and Zariah, devoted nephew, Christopher Christmon; devoted nieces, Kimberly & Destiny Marthel; devoted aunt, Etta Collier; devoted cousin, Robert (Peggy) Swinger; as well as a host of other relatives and special friends including the Cameron High School Class of 1969, Gloria Bell, Bryson Evans, Sandra Tillman and Tony Ridley.

Mrs. Linda “Tiny” Lillard

August 11, 1968 – December 13, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Graveside Service: 12:00 Noon

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Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Internment

Lovvorn Cemetery

987 Barfield Crescent Road

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Linda E. “Tiny” Lillard, daughter of Flora Thompson and the late Freeland Green, was born August 11, 1968. Linda passed away on December 13, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children; the late Tockey Lillard, Devon Gooch, Antwan (LaToya) Lillard, Christopher Lillard, Trivika Smith, Byron (LarMecia) Hix, Kendell Beard and the late Byrus Hughes. She leaves behind two sisters who loved her dearly, Robin Marable and Lisa Puckett along with four brothers, Freeland Lillard, Michael Lillard, Charles Lillard and the late Kenneth Lillard; devoted friends, Gerald Gaines, Thelma Malone, Lil Joe Joe Wade and “Honey Baby” Tonya Wells, her in home nurse and a host of friends, family, nephews and grandchildren.

Mr. Alexander Marable

January 29, 1965 – December 8, 2020

Service

Monday, December 14, 2020

Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

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Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

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Interment

Lovvorn Cemetery

987 Barfield Crescent Road

Murfreesboro, TN

Mr. Alexander Marable was born on Friday, January 29, 1965.  At age 55, he passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

He is survived by one sister, Marie (William) Nelson; two brothers, Jimmy (Gwen) Marable and Elbert Marable; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Johnnie Greer Smith, Jr.

August 15, 1935 – December 7, 2020

Service

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Life Celebration: 11:00 A.M.

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Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Interment

Ray’s Corner Family Cemetery

Chapel Hill, Tennessee

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The Celebration of Life Service

will be streamed via FaceBook Live

and Zoom starting at 11am

https://zoom.us/j/7185955802

Zoom ID is 718 595 5802
Zoom passcode is KaLf4h

Facebook link
https://fb.me/e/V0gjtnU0

Johnnie Greer Smith, Jr. was born August 15th, 1935 on his family’s farm in Unionville, Tennessee.  He saw his last sunset December 6, 2020 in Shelbyville.  Johnnie was a fighter from the very beginning, as he was born prematurely, and spent eighty-five years beating the odds.

He graduated from Tennessee State University in 1959 with a degree in romance languages.  It was at TSU that he met Doris Toms, his future wife.  They were married shortly after both graduated and spent 61 years together.

Johnnie lived in Tennessee, Michigan, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, and the Virgin Islands.  He and Doris traveled extensively and spent several winters in Mexico.  Johnnie was a member of the Baha’i Faith, and his belief in the oneness of humankind led to a lifetime of faithful service within the Faith and larger community.  He was a scout leader, Civil Defense volunteer, Civil Air Patrol member and EMT.  In Shelbyville, he and Doris, a lifelong educator, were engaged with the Juanpablo preschool play group hosted at St. William Catholic Church.  They formed relationships with the children and their parents that have led to deep and meaningful friendships.  Johnnie was quick to lend a helping hand and comfort those in distress.  His jovial character and good-natured teasing put those around him at ease even when he claimed not to be of this world.  Johnnie was a good cook and enjoyed entertaining.  He had a lifelong love of water sports.  To his last days, he enjoyed the socializing and pain relief that came with water aerobics.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Doris H. Smith; three daughters, Shirley J. Claxton, Cordia Y. Smith and Tahirih F. Ogunfiditimi; one son, Gilbert A. Smith; seven grandchildren, Andre Smith, Melanie Claxton, Brandon Claxton, Gyasi Blake, Melkitsedek Ogunfiditimi, Yadidyah Ogunfiditimi and Enoch Ogunfiditimi; one great-grandchild, Ava Rae Smith; son-in-law, Olatide Ogunfiditimi; and a host of cousins, friends and other relatives.

Mr. Malcolm Wayne Noyes

February 23, 1937 – December 6, 2020

Service

Friday, December 11, 2020

Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Private Family Service: 11:00 A.M.

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Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

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Interment

Polk Memorial Gardens

Columbia, Tennessee

Mr. Malcolm Wayne Noyes, passed away peacefully into the waiting arms of Jesus, Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the age of 83. He joined his beloved wife, Joyce of 28 years.

Beloved father of Tammy (Jay) Behling, Christine (Gary) Kaiser, John (Mary) Noyes, Jennifer Noyes, Ryan (Libby) Noyes, Troy (Kim) Davis and Jodi Vennink. Fun-loving grandpa of Lesley, James, Ryan, Adam, Daniel, Rachel, Stephanie, Matthew, Andrew, Melony, Jacob, Adalyn and Rachel. Great grandpa to 12 kiddos., also survived by his sister, Janice Roth and brother, Ronald Noyes.

Son of the late Guy and Jeanette Noyes and brother, Clayton.

Our family extends our deep gratitude and love to Mrs. Shirley Elder and husband, Jesse for their tender, devoted care giving. Heart-filled thanks to all medical specialist and staff.