Mrs. Allene Jordan

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November 24, 1944 – August 21, 2016

Services

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Lie In State: 9:00 A.M.
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

The Temple Church
3810 Kings Lane
Nashville, Tennessee  37218

Interment
Friday, August 26, 2016
10:00 A.M.
Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery
Pegram, Tennessee

Allene Lima Smith-Jordan was born November 24, 1944 to the late Lillie Lee Smith-Lymon and John W. Frierson. She was preceded in death by her brother Frank “Sony” Lymon Jr.  She and her brother Frank was raised by their loving grandmother the late Lucille Booker Venoy after the passing of their mother.

 She was a proud graduate of Pearl High School class of 1963.  She attended Tennesse State University.

Allene was a faithful member of Bordeaux Church of Christ under the leadership of Minister Raymond Coleman Sr.

Allene was a school bus driver for the Metropolitan Public School Systems. She owned several business including Kisha Beauty Shop and Beep Beep Transportation, until she was called to her passion of taking care of the elderly and started Booker Home Care which she ran for 23 years.

She was a seamstress and had a great passion for cooking.   Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July  was her special holidays.  She loved cooking feasts for her family, friends and anyone that desired a meal.  She touched many lives with her love of feeding others.

Allene leaves to cherish her memory a loving and devoted daughter, Lakisha Bradley; dedicated husband, Alfonzo Jordan. Step-daughters Shalanda Rucker, Tomeka Jordan. Sisters; Laura (Richard) Mitchell, Hazel (Bobby) Jordan, Georgia (Grayson) Wallace, Pearl Frierson, Beverly Cotton. Brothers; John (Janice) Frierson, Bobby (Karen) Frierson, James (Vivian) Frierson, Joseph (Sheryl) Frierson, Tabari Rahman.  Cherished Uncle (like a brother) J. C. Venoy. Sister in Laws; Eleathe King, Joycie Moore and Regina Jordan. Brother in Laws; Larry (Mattie) Jordan; Melvin (Harriet) Jordan; Elliott Jordan and Perry Jordan. .  Close longtime friends Vernice Stovall, Claudia Adams, Ella Mae Benford, Margret Blair and Myrtle Joy. Devoted relatives Elizabeth Joyce, Carolyn Broyles and Joyce Webster. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Special daugther God gave Allene to raise to the early age of 5, Melissa (Jimmy) Benford-Burns.  She was a mother to many “play children”. 

Mrs. Reba Buchanan

December 7, 1913 – August 12, 2015
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Service

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Family Visitation: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

Bright Temple COGIC
516 Elm Street
Shelbyville, Tennessee

Interment
Mount Ararat Cemetery
Shelbyville, Tennessee

 Mrs. Reba Buchanan was born on December 7, 1913 and passed away on August 12, 2015.  She lived a wonderful and prosperous life to the age of 101.

She was preceded in death by husband, John Lewis Buchanan; father and mother, Will and Bary Burdette Brame; one son, David Buchanan; and brothers and sisters, Mattie Johnson (Edmond Johnson), Alice Brame, Willie Mae Brame, Annie Bell Brame, Joe Edward Brame, and Thomas Brame.

Mrs. Buchanan leaves to cherish her memories, two grandchildren, David Laye and Daniel Buchanan; two great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Kathleen R. Hereford

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December 9, 1963 – August 11, 2015

Service

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Cathedral of Praise
4300 Clarksville Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

Interment
Greenwood North Cemetery
1248 Dickerson Road
Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Kathleen R. Hereford was born on December 9, 1963 to the late Ella Jean Hodge and Roger Clark.  Kathleen graduated from Cohn in 1982.  She was known for accepting anybody for who they were.  She was a forgiving and understanding person.  Kathleen was a faithful employee of Ed’s Fish & Pizza for over 20 years.  She loved her family, kids, grandkids and especially her significant other, Robert Mullins, more than life itself.  Her main objective was to make sure these people were well taken care of.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, George Hereford; sister, Kathy Moore; brother-in-law, James Harding.

Kathleen leaves to cherish her memories, seven children, Sonya (Dontale Johnson) Patton-Johnson, Joann (Antwion Parish) Patton, Michelle (Pero Johnson) Patton, Robert (Stephanie) Mullins, Antwan Mullins, Chairmaina Mullins & Lynndottoues Mullins; thirteen grandkids, Jaylyn Patton, Isaiah Leggs, Ezra Parish, Eli Parish, George Elder, Isaiah Mullins, Lyana Mullins, Alayah Mullins, Trinity Mullins, Travis Mullins, Elijah Mullins, Tyler Mullins, Tra’Varius Mullins; brothers and sisters, Wanda Hodge, Angela Hodge, Arlinda (Nate) Jenkins, Annette Gooch, Betty Moreland, Cordell Clark, Randell Cooch, Charles Hodge, Calvin Huddleston, Joe Joe Harris, Robbie Turner, John Turner, Ann Beasley, Edward Hereford, Lee Hereford, Marlin Hereford, Gwen Hereford, Pam Drumright, Anthony Drumright, Desiree Taylor and Tammy Baker; good friends Pamela Spencer and Alline Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mr. Joe Marable

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April 9, 1947 – August 24, 2014
Service

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Bradyville Road Church of Christ
1265 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community

Mr. Joe Marable was born on April 9, 1947 to the late George Washington Sublett and the late Mora Marable. He passed away Sunday, August 24th at NHC Murfreesboro. Mr. Marable was educated in the Rutherford County School System. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ben Marable; and sisters, Linda Marable and Martha Sanford.

Mr. Marable is survived by five children, Aleatha, Nicole, Joe Jr., Maria Marable and Chavon Malone; two sisters, Marie (William) Nelson and Cassie Vaughter; three brothers, Jimmy (Gwen) Marable, Elbert and Eddie Marable; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Roy E. Russell

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February 18, 1959 – August 11, 2014
Service

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Family Visitation: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M.

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church
8210 Shady Grove Trail
Triune, Tennessee

Interment
Jones Hill Cemetery
Triune, Tennessee

Roy E. Russell was born on Feb.18, 1959. He departed this life on August 11, 2014. He was educated in the Williamson County School System. He lived most of his life in Williamson County until he moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He professed his life to Christ at an early age. He had one brother that preceded him in death, Hubert D. Russell.

Roy leaves to cherish his memories, mother Patsy McClain of Arrington, TN; two sisters, Brenda (William) Sparkman of Arrington, TN and Patricia (Seth) Oden of Franklin, TN; four brothers, John (Brenda) Russell of Shelbyville, TN, Joe (Gloria) Russell of Murfreesboro, TN, William (Marie) McClain of Shelbyville, TN and Claude McClain of Shelbyville TN; sister-in-law Stephana Russell of Nashville, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and a devoted friend Brenda Webb.

Mr. Melvin Edward Daniels, Sr.

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January 30, 1952 – August 2, 2014
Services

Friday, August 8, 2014
Lie In State: 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Family Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Lie In State: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Omega Psi Phi Memorial Service: 11:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.
Funeral Service: 12:00 Noon

First Baptist Church
738 East Castle Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Interment
Evergreen Cemetery
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Melvin Edward Daniels, Sr. was born January 30, 1952 in Rutherford County to Stella M and the late Grant E Daniels. He was baptized by the Late Rev. Hugh L. Trimble of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon. He later united with the Original Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Charles Williams, Jr. Melvin passed away on August 2, 2014 at his home.

Melvin or “Coach D” as he was affectionately known to many whose lives he touched, was educated entirely in the Rutherford County School System, having attended Bradley School and Bellwood School before graduating Central High School in 1970. A gifted and well-rounded athlete in baseball, track and, most notably, football, he was awarded a football scholarship to attend Middle Tennessee State University where, in addition to being an outstanding tailback, he became the first African-American quarterback to play in the Ohio Valley Conference. Melvin was also a member of the school’s track and field team before earning his B.S. M.E. and Ed. S. from the University. It was also at MTSU that, in 1973, he was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.’s Mu Zeta Chapter. He later became a lifetime member of the fraternity.

After graduation, Melvin went on to play for the Shreveport Steamers of the World Football League before serving as an educator for 37 years in the Rutherford and Wilson County School systems. During his storied career, he served as Principal at LaVergne High school — the first African-American in a Rutherford County high school to hold that position since integration in 1968. Melvin also served as Assistant Principal at Lebanon High School, Blackman High School and Stewart’s Creek Middle School. Melvin also served as an English teacher and coach at Roy Waldron Junior High and Oakland High Schools, as well as a physical education teacher at Holloway High School. It was while at Stewart’s Creek Middle that he retired in 2013. Melvin started his coaching career as a basketball coach at Roy Waldron Middle School. He then moved on to coach football and track at Oakland High School, where, in 1984, he was able to lead the boys track team to a state championship – the only Rutherford County men’s track program, before or since, to ever hold the title. Melvin also served as the offensive coordinator when the Oakland football team won the state championship in 1984.

Melvin was very popular among students, players, teachers and administrators. Known for his straight-forward, firm-but-fair approach to education and guidance, he will be remembered as a jovial mentor who took greater pride in the development of individuals than in game victories, as many as there might have been. This community truly has lost a gem and he will be greatly missed.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Lora White Daniels of Nashville; his devoted and beloved son, Melvin E. Daniels Jr. of Dallas, Tex.; one stepdaughter, Pamela Glenn of Nashville; his devoted mother, Stella M. Daniels, of Murfreesboro; loving brothers, William T. Daniel(Gwen) Henry (Dubie) Knox of Murfreesboro; four loving sisters: Mary E. Daniels, Ruth O. Daniels and Judy Daniels of Murfreesboro and Sheila Johnson of Nashville;; several nieces and nephews, one great-nephew; two great-nieces; two aunts: Addie L. Lyons and Lois Knox, both of Murfreesboro; one sister-in-law, Shirley Shelton of Lithonia, Ga.; four brothers-in-law: Paul Smith of Nashville, Terry Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., Lance Smith of Nashville and Adam Smith, Esq. of Atlanta, Ga.; several cousins and other relatives; as well as two devoted friends: Tommy Haynes of Frankfort, KY, and Harold Lusk of Rock Island, Tenn.

Mrs. Earliane Blocker Messick

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January 6, 1943 – August 1, 2014
Service

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Visitation: 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Memorial Service: 7:00 P.M.

Dickerson Road Baptist Church
3601 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, Tennessee