Mr. Herbert Hoover Richard Murray

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November 30, 1928 – December 7, 2018


Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Public Viewing: 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel
824 Lipscomb St., Shelbyville, TN

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bird Street Church of Christ
428 Bird Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Willow Mount Cemetery
Shelbyville,  Tennessee

Mrs. Velma Chatman

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November 4, 1932 – November 25, 2018


Saturday, December 2, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Visitation: 1:00 P.M.

Greater Whites Chapel
1700 Batts Boulevard
Springfield, Tennessee

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Springfield, Tennessee

Velma Beard Chatman was born November 4, 1932 to the late Jack and Laura Beard in Whiteville, TN. She took her heavenly rest on the afternoon of Sunday, November 25, 2018.

At an early age Velma confessed faith in Jesus Christ joining Johnson Chapel C.M.E. church.  She attended Hardeman County schools and earned her BA degree from Lane College in 1955.

After graduating from Lane Velma relocated to Springfield, TN where she joined Beard’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Mother Board and taught Sunday School.  Velma later joined Greater White’s Chapel C.M.E.  where served as a member of the Stewardess Board and Missionary Society and taught Sunday School.

Velma touched many lives through the years as an elementary teacher with Robertson County Schools where she retired after teaching for over 40 years.

Velma married Melvin Chatman and to this union six children were born.  She was proceeded in death by her parents; children, Jackie, Melvin Jr, and Jeff; a daughter-n-law, Linnett; brothers, Earl, Enoch, Eroy and Frank, and sisters, Mildred, Essie, and Geneva.

Velma leaves to cherish her memory children, Carol (Robert) Merritt, Bobby Chatman of Nashville, TN and Karl (Sylvia) Chatman of Goodlettsville, TN; daughters-in-law, Dorthea Chatman of Antioch, TN and Lisa Chatman of Franklin, TN; sister, Wilma Lee of Amherst, VA, sister-in-law, Joella Beard; grandchildren, great grandchildren, godson Beachy Frazier; devoted friend, Laura Frances Hilliard; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Byrus Marquise Hughes

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Saturday, November 17, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Freedom of Worship
6700 John Bragg Hwy
Murfreesboro,  Tennessee

Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Byrus Marquise Hughes was born in Murfreesboro, TN on January16, 1986 to the late Willie Hughes and Lisa Pucket.  He left this earthly life on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Byrus attended school in Murfreesboro and graduated from Siegel High School.

He was baptized at a young age and was a member of First Baptist Church. As young people do, Byrus left the church. He later rededicated his life to the Lord and was rebaptized and joined Freedom of Worship Outreach Church.

The one thing that stood out about Byrus was not his tall thin frame but that big smile that was always on his face. He had an uncanny way of changing the atmosphere of a room when he walked in with that smile.

Byrus leaves behind to cherish his memory, his grandmother, Flora Thomas; his children Monterrious Odom, Keleshana Jackson, Marquon Ellis and Jolanda Field; brothers, Darryl and William Saffo, Antonio and Alex Green; sisters, Sheila Saffo, Angel and Alexandria Knox; aunts, Mary France Batts and Linda Lillard; uncles, Charles, Michael and Freeland Lillard; niece, Dawnnitta Smith; cousins, Antwan, Devon and Chris Lillard; godmother, Wanda Malone; one special friend to the family as well; and a host of other devoted friends and family who loved him and will miss him.

Mr. Morris Ray Brown

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July 26, 1952 – November 3, 2018


Friday, November 9, 2018
Pubic Viewing: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Rd., La Vergne, TN

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Ramsey Street Church of Christ
810 Ramsey Street
Nashville, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
La Vergne, Tennessee

Morris Ray Wilson Brown was born on July 26, 1952 to the late Mary Ella Brown and Morris Wilson.  He departed this life November 3, 2018.

He was educated in the Rutherford County Public School System.  He graduated from Smyrna High School.  He then went to work for Williams Printing Company where he retired.

Morris was baptized at Sand Hill Church of Christ where he was a Sunday School Superintendent.  When he moved to Nashville, he attended the Ramsey Street Church of Christ.

He was not married or had any children, but he had plenty of nieces and nephews that he loved very much.

Morris was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Brown.

Morris leaves to cherish his memory, five sisters, JoAnn Swanson, Rosa (John) Darden, Geraldine Wade, Clarice Brown and Carolyn Gaines; two brothers, James and David Brown; four nieces; four nephews; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, family and friends.

Juan De Dios Hernandez

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July 20, 2000 – October 27, 2018


Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Public Viewing: 5:30 P.M.
Sand Hill Church of Christ
315 Fergus Rd., LaVergne, TN

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M.

St. Luke’s Catholic Church
10682 Old Nashville Hwy
Smyrna, Tennessee

Sand Hill Cemetery
LaVergne, Tennessee

Hoy que gozas de completa felicidad y paz, nos dejas con las mejores memorias sobre tu sonrisa, tus ganas de vivir, bailar y amor para tu familia. Extrañaremos tu presencia pero vives en nuestros corazones por toda la eternidad.

“Glorifica mi alma al Señor y mi espíritu se llena de gozo, al contemplar la bondad de Dios mi Salvador. Porque ha puesto la mirada en la humilde sierva suya y ved aquí el motivo porque me tendrán por dichosa y feliz todas las generaciones. Pues ha hecho en mi favor, cosas grandes y maravillosas, él que es Todopoderoso y su nombre infinitamente santo, cuya misericordia se extiende de generación en generación, a todos cuantos le temen. Extendió el brazo de su poder, y disipo el orgullo de los soberbios, trastornando sus designios. Desposeyó a los poderosos y elevó a los humildes. A los necesitados los llenó de bienes y a los ricos los dejó sin cosa alguna. Exaltó a Israel su siervo, acordándose de él por su gran misericordia y bondad. Así como lo había prometido a nuestro padre Abraham y a toda su descendencia por los siglos de los siglos.”   Amén

Mr. Robert McDonald

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April 19, 1929 – October 27, 2018


Friday, November 2, 2018
Family Visitation: 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M.

Neal’s Temple Presbyterian Church
313 Maple Street West
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Pleasant View Cemetery
Fayetteville, Tennessee

Robert McDonald was born on April 19, 1929 to the late Lucy Bonner McDonald and John McDonald.  He went home to be with the Lord on October 27, 2018.

Robert worked in the dry-cleaning industry for a number of years.  He was the first black announcer at the local radio station WEKR and was known by the DJ name, Uncle Ned.  Robert was a co-founding member of The Heavenly Stars, a gospel group known for their distinctive harmony, and they were the opening act for such artists as Sam Cooke and the Staple Singers.  Robert was also manager and lead singer of another gospel group called The Melodyaires, which was formed after The Heavenly Stars, and he possessed a beautiful baritone singing voice, which both his sons, John and Larry, inherited.  Robert also served as a board member for the Fayetteville Housing Authority for several years.

He was a lifelong member of Neal’s Temple C.P. Church in Fayetteville.  He served as Elder, Superintendent of Sunday School, Church Clerk, Representative for the Regional Elk River Presbytery, and was an active member of his Church until his illness.   He was a role model and confidante to many of the church leaders, and many viewed him as a father figure.  He was recognized for his spiritual gift of knowledge and would often minister to the congregation during the pastor’s absence.

He married the love of his life, Irene Jones McDonald, on December 17, 1945, and to this union four children were born.  Robert was devoted to his family and enjoyed the bond he shared with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert is preceded in death by his wife, parents and seven siblings:  Henry, George A., John (Bubba), Thomas, Melvin and Fred (Moon) McDonald, and sister, Marie Howard.

He leaves to cherish his memories:  two sons, John Robert (Irene P.) McDonald of Murfreesboro, TN; Larry Carlton (Jacqueline) McDonald of Austin, TX; two daughters, Pamela M. (William) Stephens of Huntsville, AL; and Angela M. Hopkins of Fayetteville, TN; sister-in-law, Isabell McDonald (Detroit, MI); brother-in-law, Eugene (Alice) Jones of Dayton, OH; devoted friends of the family, Carol C. and Tony Foster of Fayetteville, and Mary G. McDonald of Fayetteville; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.