Mr. Allen Gentry Brandon

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August 11, 1947 – December 17, 2015

Services
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Lie In State: 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN 37160

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Lie In State: 10:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Interment
Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Allen Gentry Brandon was born August 11, 1947 to the late Meredith Buford, Jr. and Annie Louise Crawley in Nashville, Tennessee.  He departed this life on December 17, 2015.  He was baptized into Christ on August 30, 1998 at the Bird Street Church of Christ in Shelbyville, Tennessee and was a faithful and involved servant until his health failed him.

Allen was married to Janice for 38 years and they have three children.

He was educated in the Davidson County School System.  He received his GED in the military where he served in the US Army.  As a civilian, he was employed in manufacturing as a machine operator.  He worked at MTSU as a supervisor in Environmental Management.  He retired from Jostens due to health issues.  He took pride in his work and was meticulous about his appearance.  He loved clothes and would prepare a week in advance for next Sunday.  He loved his physical and spiritual families.  He liked to advise others in truthfulness according to his lifes experiences and God’s word.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves to cherish his memories, loving wife, Janice Brandon; daughter, Leanetta T. Brandon; sons, Joseph G. Brandon, Anthony T. Brandon and Torrey (Nicole) Smith; grandchildren, Laneà, Kiara, Sydney, Chase, LeAndre, Toriana and Tatum.

No matter how he felt with each dawning day, he would say, “I am blessed.”

Mal’Ki Malik Fontez Puckett

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December 8, 2015

Service
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Service: 1:00 P.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee  37160

 Baby Mal’Ki leaves to cherish his memory, loving mother, Cheureakia Nicole Puckett; loving father, Adrian Fontez Puckett, Sr.; siblings, Mykeshayla Shankira  Nicole Grier and Adrian Fontez Puckett, Jr.; grandparents, Marcy Grier, Gregory Grier, Melanie Wade and Ollie Puckett, Sr.; aunt, Tanya Rankins; uncles, Darryl (Katie) Rankins and Ollie Puckett; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. James Arthur Hill, Jr.

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April 5, 1958 – November 23, 2015

Service
Friday, November 27, 2015
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Galilee Primitive Baptist Church
917 Sevier Street
Shebyville, Tennessee

Interment
Mount Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

James Arthur Hill, Jr., aka “Rooster”, was born April 5, 1958 in Shelbyville, TN to the late James Sr. and Mattie Hill.  He departed this life on November 23, 2015.  He professed a life in Christ and was a member of Galilee Primitive Baptist Church where he loved singing in the choir.

 James received his education at Shelbyville Central High School and catered for twenty years.

James leaves to cherish his loving memories, sisters Rhonda (Genaro) Rico, Brenda (Jeff) Allison, Regina (Chris) Hughes, Janie Hill and Myron Hill, all of Shelbyville, TN, Dorothy Fisher of Detroit MI and Mattie Hill of Nashville, TN; one aunt Emma Smith; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend Terry Coonce

Mr. Joe Russell Ross Scott

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December 28, 1945 – November 23, 2015

Service
Friday, November 27, 2015
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Mount Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Mr. Joe Russell Ross Scott, age 69, passed away Monday, November 23rd at Christian Care Nursing facility in Shelbyville, TN.

Mr. Scott is survived by his loving and devoted wife Shirley Scott; children, Valerie Jean Allen, Wyett Ervin Allen and Lonnie Bradford Kelley; one sister, Anna Pearl Keele of Shelbyville, TN; two brothers, James Richard Scott of Murfreesboro, TN and Willie (Beulah) Scott of Kennesaw, GA; sisters-in-law, Dora Tillman, Laura (Rev. E.L.) Perry, Mamie Allen, Mary Young, Lydia Allen and Margaret Joyce Allen; brother-in-law Edward Lewis Allen; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. John Thomas Flack, Jr.

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January 16, 1929 – November 1, 2015

Services

Friday, November 6, 2015
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street, Shelbyville, TN  37160

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Lie In State: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Mullin Chapel AME
601 Ledbetter Road
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Interment
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Shelbyville, Tennessee

John Thomas Flack, Jr. was born on January 16, 1929, in Shelbyville, Tennessee, as the oldest son of the late John Thomas Flack, Sr. and Lueddith Smith Flack.  After a valiant battle with a long illness, God called his loyal servant home before sunrise, on November 1, 2015, to see a bright new day in Glory. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Hart and Jerry Flack and a great-grandson, Joshua Hughes.

Since a young child, he was fondly known as “Buck.”  He was baptized at the age of 12 by Rev. Willie D. Young, Sr. and Brother Rainey Phillips. He served as a faithful member of Mullin Chapel A.M.E. Church as a trustee until his death.  When the old church burned, he was instrumental in rebuilding the current church on Ledbetter Road.  He continued his service to others by donating his professional services to various community churches.

As a young man, he attended Mullin Chapel School.  He worked with his father cutting and hauling cedar.  He worked as a truck driver hauling logs for Saunders Lumber Company and retired after 32 years as an over-the-road long distance driver for Yellow Freight Systems. As a Yellow Freight driver, he received several “million miler” awards for safe driving. 

He was a member of the Charity Lodge No. 82, Tullahoma Consistory 185, Hella Temple Shriners 105, and Teamsters Union 480. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing, travelling, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On December 25, 1946, John united in holy matrimony with Gladys Lucille Young.  From this union, four children were born:  Fredia Flack Lusk, Shelbyville, Tennessee; Doris (Dr. Cleveland) Broome, Missouri City, Texas; John Thomas Flack III, Atlanta, Georgia; Charles Kenneth Flack, Marietta, Georgia.

Many loving memories of him will be cherished by:

Sisters and Brothers:  Rev. Annie Mai Couch, Nashville, Tennessee; Floyd Flack, Cincinnati, Ohio; Margaret (James) Brown, Wesley Chapel, Florida; Alie Dashiell, Nancy (Willie) Leslie, Jeanette (Ernest) Kennerly, and O’Neal Flack, Shelbyville, Tennessee; brother-in-law Roy (Dorothy) Campbell, Jr., Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Grandchildren:  Sean (Arika) Landry, Pearland, Texas;  Kimberly (Alshare) Hughes, Flower Mound, Texas; Mario Flack, Faith Flack, Atlanta, Georgia; Taylor Lusk, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Paige Lusk, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Brian Broome, Houston, Texas.

Great-Grand Children:  Jazmin Broome, Kyla and Austin Hughes, Terry and Anaya Landry, and Kaleesi Lusk (Little Buddy).

Special friends:  Mrs. Alice Smith, Rev. Sonja Brown DeLoatch, and Rev. John DeLoatch.

Mr. Bobby Ray Bean

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June 22, 1951 – October 21, 2015

Service

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lie In State: 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb Street
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Monday, October 26, 2015
Family Visitation: 1:00 P.M.
Funeral Service: 2:00 P.M.

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, TN  37160

Interment
Highview Cemetery
Lynchburg, Tennessee

**In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
Second Avenue Church of Christ, in the name of Bobby Ray Bean**

Mr. Bobby Ray Bean was born in Fayetteville, TN on June 22, 1951 and passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Lewisburg, TN at Marshall Medical Center.   He was a retiree of Intercity Products in Lewisburg, TN.

Bobby obeyed the gospel at an early age at Elm Street Church of Christ in Lynchburg, TN.  He was a devoted grandfather,  father, brother, uncle and friend.  He served the Lord faithfully until his death at Second Avenue Church of Christ in Lewisburg, TN. He attended elementary school at Highview School in Lynchburg, TN.  He graduated from Moore County High School in 1970.

Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Annie Gaynell Bean; brother, Fred Bean, Jr.; and sister, Nan Trollinger.

Bobby is survived by his father, Fred Bean Sr.; son, Theron Bean (Jeannette); daughter, Yvette Bean; sisters Ann Bailey, Mary Wright (Walter), Melody Dalton (Allen); brothers, Thomas Bean (Margaret), Jerry Bean and Stanley Bean; grandchildren, Joselyn and Josephine Bean; a host of loving nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Elvis Ray Wilson

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January 23, 1959 – October 22, 2015

Service

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Visitation: 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 East Burton Street
Murfreesboro, TN  37130

Monday, October 26, 2015
Graveside Service: 10:00 A.M.

Lovvorn Cemetery
987 River Barfield Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Mr. Elvis Ray Wilson, age 56, passed away Thursday, October 22nd. Mr. Wilson is survived by three sisters, Freda (David Bowen) Nickens, Katrina (Sean) Smith and Patricia Parker; two brothers, Ricky and Sammy Wilson; two nieces and one nephew along with a host of other relatives and friends.