Arturo Arcos Hernandez

August 14, 1991 – June 7, 2021

Service

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Lie In State: 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Arturo Arcos Hernandez, age 29, was born August 14, 1991 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He passed away Monday, June 7, 2021. He was a graduate of Smyrna High School in 2010 and later became a construction worker of rebar.

Arturo was married to Perla Ruby Sifuentes; father to Brandon Santiago Arcos. He also leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, Jorge Enrique Guerrero and Ma. Elena Arcos; siblings, Heyli and Josue Guerrero.

Mrs. Odesser Murray

February 4, 1930 – June 8, 2021

Services

Friday, June 11, 2021

Public Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb St, Shelbyville, TN

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Funeral: 3:00 P.M.

Held at

New Haley Church of God

2220 Patricia Dr, Shelbyville, TN

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Interment

Willow Mount Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Odesser Batts was born February 4, 1930 to the late John Henry and Ethel Elmo Seay Batts. She entered a peaceful rest during the sunset of June 8, 2021.

Odesser was born in Rutherford County Tennessee. She attended the Rutherford County Public School System. On December 18, 1946 she married Richard Murray, the love of her life. To this union seven children were born of which Melissa Dawn and Martha Jean precede her in death. She was a homemaker, a cook, a seamstress, an inspector, a plant laborer, a wife, and a mother who loved the Lord.

She accepted Christ at Rockvale Original Church of God at an early age and united with the Haley Church of God, Sanctified, now known as the New Haley Church of God, Sanctified Inc. after moving to Shelbyville. Mother Murray served faithfully as Sunday School Superintendent, usher, missionary, loved people and loved good church services. You would see her sitting on the right-hand side on the second pew every Sunday.

In addition to her parents & daughters, she is is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Murray, her paternal grandparents, Henry and Rebecca Batts; sisters, Lillian, Alice Marie, & Cleo; brothers, Robert Lee, John Willie, Floyd, Thomas Aaron, Bobby, and Theo; and granddaughter, Tori Phillips.

She leaves to cherish her memory, 5 loving and devoted children, Sarah (Harold) Bean, Elaine (Robert Cecil) Johnson, Richard “Bubba” Murray, Jerry (Carolyn) Murray, and Rev. Sharon (Leon) Ogilvie; 16 loving and devoted grandchildren; a host of great and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Agaither ‘Dutchess’, Ella Mae, and Gladys; brothers, Bernice and Melvin, a devoted best friend-bopsy Mother Lillie F. Batts, and a dear friend Sis. Lou Willie Hickerson, a devoted cousin, Thomas Floyd, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.       

Mrs. Cora Lee Stewart

November 4, 1934 – June 1, 2021

Services

Friday, June 11, 2021

Lie In State: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service 11:00 A.M.

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All Services Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

824 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tenneessee

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Interment

Mt. Ararat Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mrs. Cora Lee Stewart was born on November 4, 1934 and left this earthly life on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harold, George, Charlotte, Annette, Sonny Boy, Margaret and Wanda.

Mrs. Cora leaves to cherish her memories, her children, Judy Hubbert, Donald (Pamela) Stewart and Michael (Lavere) Stewart; grandchildren, Alonda Thompson, Tamatha (Darrell) Word, Nakia (William) Vongvirath, Ashley (Cody) Caldwell and Lyndon Stewart; siblings, Jannie Johnson, Louise Bonner, Alberta Johnson, Sherry Johnson, Margie Anderson, Lucille Worthy, Jerry Johnson and James Johnson; devoted sister-in-law, Linda Johnson; and a host of great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Shawanda Ann Darden

February 14, 1966 – May 29, 2021

Services

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Woodfork Chapel AME Church

1011 Lipscomb St.

Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Graveside Service: 10:00 A.M.

Fairfield Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Shawanda Ann Darden was born on February 14, 1966, to James and Annie Darden.  She departed this life on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital.

She graduated from Shelbyville Central High School in 1985.  She worked at Tyson food until she became disabled at age 24.

Shawanda confessed Christ at a young age and loved going to church.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Kathleen Davis; grandparents, James M. Darden, Sr., Dorothy Darden, Lettie Maxwell and Charles Maxwell; aunts, Clara Maxwell, Nan Maxwell and Patricia Washington; and uncles, Clifford Darden, Charles Maxwell and Sam Maxwell.

Shawanda Ann Darden leaves to cherish her memory, her parents, James M. Darden, Jr. and Annie Maxwell Darden; her brother, Malcolm C. Darden; her sister, Jennique Robinson of Decatur, AL; aunts, Yvonne (James) Metcalf of Maryland and Amaryllis (Elder Samuel) McDonald of Texas; uncle, Kenneth W. Darden  of Clarksville; special cousins, Toledo (Bobby) Johnson and Joseph (Tara) Maxwell; nephews, Taurian (Tiffany) Darden, Chrisean Robinson and Kelan Robinson of Decatur, AL; nieces, Courtney Jones of Somerset, KY and Alika Darden; and a host of great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Earline Hayes Allen Sneed

July 7, 1933 – May 17, 2021

Services

Friday, May 21, 2021

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

St. John’s U.M. Church

17300 Cainesville Road

Lascassas, Tennessee

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Interment

Johnson Road Cemetery

Christiana, Tennessee

Earline was born in Cannon County, Auburntown, Tennessee to the late Felix Hayes and Johnnie Ray Rhodes.  She passed away Monday, May 17, 2021. 

Earline accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. John United Methodist Church in Lascassas, Tennessee where she was an active member of the choir until her health prevented her from singing, but not attending church.

Commonly known as momma and grand-momma to the immediate family, but Mrs. Earline, Mrs. Sneed, Mrs. Allen or Lennie to others, she had a passion for nice things and loved to “dress up”.  Her lipstick made it all complete and purple was her favorite color.  She loved going to the Celebration every year and being in the midst of that community.  She loved basketball, going to yard sales and most of all, riding, whether she was driving or riding shotgun.  She loved cooking and even won second place in the “Turnip Green” cooking contest at Holloway High School one year.  If she could have, she would have eaten turnip greens every day.  She could clean and cook any kind of small wild game.

As mom’s health continued to decline and she was unable to go back to church due to the pandemic, she continued to worship and praise God from home.  She got joy in listening to music and singing.  Some of her favorite sons to sing were “The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow”, “Precious Lord” and “I’m Coming Up On The Rough Side Of The Mountain”.

Her southern-country dialect and sayings such as “You don’t mean it?” or “I’ll say” or “It’s good to see you hun” and “I’m too old of a cat to be fooled by a kitten” will forever linger in our memories.

“Precious memories, oh how they linger”

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Sneed Sr.; mother, Johnnie Ray Rhodes; father, Felix Hayes; stepfather, Albert Rhodes; sons, Leonard Allen and Wayne Allen; stepsons, Larry Sneed and Ronnie Sneed; daughter, Florence Martin; brothers, Charlie Hayes and Cecil Hayes; father of her children, James Gordon Allen “Lightning.”

Earline is survived by her loving family, daughters; Geraldine Allen and Anita Allen; stepdaughters, Cathy (Charles) Watson, Connie Sneed and Cindy (Johnny) Sneed Young; son, Wesley Allen; stepson, William Sneed, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Sarah L. Knox Hayes, Sharon Orr, Dorothene Woods, Deborah Walton, Linda (Rollie) Sneed, Mary (Curtis) Sneed, Pearllee (Earl) and Alice Wharton; brothers-in-law, Thomas Steve (Ailene) Sneed, James (Daisy) Sneed, Robert Sneed, Michael Snead, David (Teresa) Hartful, Donald Hartful and Robert Starks; daughters-in-law, Arnita (Larry) Sneed and Sharanda (Ronnie) Sneed; 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 5  great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Monquis Quintonio Eugene Odom-Johns

November 4, 2006 – May 10, 2021

Services

Friday, May 14, 2021

Public Viewing: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon

Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Held at

Spring Hill M.B. Church

209 South Bilbro Avenue

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Interment

Johnson Road Cemetery

Christiana, Tennessee

Homegoing celebration for Monquis Quintonio Eugene Odom-Johns was born on November 4, 2006 to Keta (Elton) Johns and Robert (Angel) Odom Jr. and departed his life May 10, 2021.

Quis, as he was so lovingly known by to a host of family and friends, was educated in the Rutherford County school system. He was a homebound eighth grader via Christiana Middle School. At an earlier stage in his life, he began attending New Life Church under Rev. Gloria Perkins. While there, his love for Gospel music became his passion. His worship took him to many other parts of the church, where Rev. Perkins gave him free range to worship wherever and however he pleased. Other timeless passions were YouTube, GTA, leading the Tennessee Bulls as the acting Asst. Coach and saying what he needed to say to whomever needed to hear it!

Quis was proceeded in death by his uncles, Preston Robinson and Robert (Fat Rabbit) McAdoo; and aunts Shrika Stoudemire, Monique Miles and Tavara Johnson.

Quis leaves to cherish his memories to his loving parents Keta and Elton Johns; one sister, Khadijah Johns; four brothers, Robert Q Odom, Robert E Odom III, Mari and Vari Stoudemire-Robinson; great grandparents, Elwood McMahon, Albert (Betty) White; devoted grandmother, Tracy (Freeland Lillard) Robinson; grandparents, Eddie (Louise) Robinson, Chanel Sanders, Hubert Harris, Raymond and Sandi Johns; devoted great aunt, Crystal (Victor) White-Hockett; aunts, Krista (Ron Slay) Johns, Mai Scruggs, Shannon Sanders, Cassandra (Andrew Stewart) Benford, Cheraille (Rodney) Wade, Linda Malone and Clara Ransom; devoted great uncle, Emmanuel McMahon; uncles, Ernest (Brittney) Dunnaway, Terrance (Tanny) Dunnaway, Michael Brown, Tony Sanders, Christopher Odom and Malik Buford; godparents, Tony (LaToya) Fletcher and Olympia Gates; devoted friends, Tyler Mingle, Ms. Brenda, Mrs. W. Haynes, Michala Ibach, Anita Norman, staff of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, PICU, Employees at Miller Groceries; and a host of other aunts, uncles, His Group of 1st Cousins, close relatives and friends.

Ciara Nicole Tucker

1994 – 2021

Service

Monday, May 10, 2021

Family Visitation 1:00 P.M.

Funeral Service 2:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Interment

Mapleview Cemetery

Smyrna, Tennessee

Ciara Nicole Tucker, age 26th passed away. She is survived by her parents, Jeanette Louise Tucker and Christopher Andrew McCoy, Sr.; her children, Josephine Ray, Leeland, Athena and Raven; sister, Tessa Mabry, along with one other sister; five brothers; grandmothers, Helen Joyce Tucker and Patricia Mitchell; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Stinson E. Knott

October 9, 1959 – May 3, 2021

Service

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Family Visitation: 10:30 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

First Baptist Church

210 Elk Avenue North

Fayetteville, Tennessee

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Interment

Browns Temple Cemetery

Fayetteville, Tennessee

Mr. Stinson Eugene Knott, age 61, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Eula Kelso Knott; two sons, Artavis Hockett and Corrie (La’Shonda Robertson) Knott; mother, Betty Knott; twin brother, Jinson Knott; brothers, Robert (Rhonda) Knott, Ray Knott Suggs, Timothy Knott, Dennis Knott and Cornell (Brenda) Knott; sister, Myra Scott; grandchildren, Ashton and O’mari Knott, Khi Hockett, Destiny Moore, Jaiden Hampton and True Goerner; sister in laws, Margaret Harper, Hazel Henry and Anita Henry; brother in law, Thomas Kelso; uncles, Charles Henry Kelso and Keith Stinnett; aunts, Billie Jean (Thomas) Whitaker, Mae Tom (Jimmy) Knott, Peggy Knott, Linda (Charles) Hudson and Brenda Stinnett; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Rickey Lewis King

August 16, 1954 – April 23, 2021

Service

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro

448 East Burton Street

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Interment

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

9:00 A.M.

Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery

7931 McCrory Lane

Nashville, Tennessee

George Washington Lyons, Jr.

September 7, 1972 – April 1, 2021

Service

Friday, April 9, 2021

Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.

Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Held at

Sand Hill Church of Christ

315 Fergus Road

LaVergne, Tennessee

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Interment

Sand Hill Cemetery

LaVergne, Tennessee

Mr. George Washington Lyons, Jr., aka Little George, was born on September 7, 1972. At age 48, he passed away on April 1, 2021.  Mr. George graduated from Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, TN and was a huge fan of the Tennessee Titans football team.

He is survived by his parents George Washington Lyons, Sr., and Mai Katherine Akins; siblings, Durall Lyons, Tony Martin, Johnithen Martin, Tonya and Timothy Lyons, Darryle, Derrick, Eldrae and LoSaiya Bowers; aunts, Deloris Akins, Danna Akins, Linda Akins, Mary Mintlow and Lula Lyons; uncles, Tom Akins, Billy Lee Akins, William Akins, Robert Mintlow, Ray and John Lyons; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.